collage of 50 years of OMA

Office of Multicultural Affairs Turns 50

Looking ahead with a nod to the past.

January 3, 2020

Seattle University - Future Look

Shaping the Future of Seattle U

Seattle University officially embarked on a new era when the campus community recently assembled to launch the Seattle University Strategic Directions 2025. 

January 21, 2020

A women's co-op in Cuernavaca

A Journey to Mexico, A Ministry to the University

For almost 25 years, Professor Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD, has organized an annual winter trip to Cuernavaca, Mexico, for faculty, staff, alumni and community members to participate in the Guadalupe Faith and Hospitality Experience. It's become her ministry to Seattle U.

January 16, 2020

CPL lab technician checks the vitals of one of the baby simulators.

Putting the Care into Health Care

Nursing students get new real-world teaching aid in high-tech, life-like package.

January 16, 2020

Roshanak Roshandel

A Year as an Amazon Scholar

Computer Science Department Chair and Associate Professor Roshanak Roshandel, PhD, spent a year-long sabbatical as an Amazon Scholar. The benefits of her experience— both professionally and for her students—are many.

January 6, 2020

holiday reindeer at the Seattle U Christmas Tree Lighting

A Festive Time of Year

Check out scenes from this season's Christmas events, plus a special holiday story with Rudy the Redhawk!

December 18, 2019

Fall hits campus

Sustainability at Seattle U

Co-chairs of the President's Committee for Sustainability share their insights on SU's progress toward becoming an even greener university.

December 5, 2019

SU Ethics Bowl Team

Ethics Bowl team wins Northwest Regional Intercollegiate competition

The victory earned the team a bid to the national competition for the third year in a row.

November 27, 2019

Seattle U is doing its part to fight food insecurity.

Fighting Hunger

OMA pantry satiates and destigmatizes food insecurity.

November 18, 2019

An illustration of mental health awareness.

Mind, Body, Wellness

Endowment will ensure greater support for campus mental health services

November 18, 2019

Serena Oduro

Seattle U senior Serena Oduro is a finalist for prestigious Rhodes and Marshall scholarships

Highly accomplished student is university's first Rhodes finalist since 2005.

November 18, 2019

Men's soccer wins WAC Tournament title

Men's soccer wins WAC title and heads to first-round NCAA Tournament

The Redhawks beat Utah Valley 2-1 in a double overtime game decided on penalty kicks

November 18, 2019

Alvin Sturdivant

"I Am Enough"

Alvin Sturdivant kicks off Red Talks for 2019-2020 by sharing his story, discussing black men and higher education.

November 13, 2019

Women's soccer won the WAC title on Sunday

Women's soccer wins WAC title

Redhawks nearly knock off UW in NCAA Tournament first round

November 10, 2019

Seattle U alum Alfonso Baes and his widow and grandson at medal ceremony.

Posthumous Honor for SU Alum Alfonso Baes

Alfonso Baes, ’53, who passed away in 1989, received a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino World War II veterans on Nov. 10 in Washington, D.C.

November 8, 2019

Men's soccer clinched the WAC regular season title

Title in Texas!

Men’s soccer won at Incarnate Word Friday afternoon, clinching the 2019 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) regular-season title. 

November 4, 2019

Women's soccer team won the WAC regular season title

Women's soccer wins WAC regular season title

The Redhawks won their fifth WAC regular-season title since 2013 and earned the number one seed going into the WAC Tournament next week.

November 4, 2019

Campaign for the Uncommon Good

Going Public

Seattle University launches The Campaign for the Uncommon Good.

November 1, 2019

Michael Ninen is becoming a fully formed citizen of the world.

Global Impact

Through travel and study abroad, Michael Ninen, ’20, is learning by immersing himself in the world at large. The senior, who has set his sights on a possible career in foreign service or with the State Department, is the picture of perseverance, overcoming adversity to realize his dream of attending college and making his mark in the world.

October 25, 2019

ADNW pups pose with a letterman blanket belonging to Maureen’s father Paul Dempsey who, along with Maureen’s mother Beverly Beswick, graduated from SU in 1958.

That's a Good Dog

Alumna-owned organization bettering lives of many, thanks to some four-legged assistance.

October 15, 2019

Melissa Arias is president and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington.

Making Wishes Come True

Melissa Arias, '01 JD, is the new president and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington.

October 14, 2019

College of Nursing faculty member Jen Fricas.

Advocating for a Healthy Health Care System

College of Nursing's Jennifer Fricas focuses on improving community and public health.

October 14, 2019

Women's soccer team celebrates Coach Julie Woodward's 300th win.

Women's Soccer Coach Julie Woodward Earns Her 300th Win

The historic win Thursday night over CSU Bakersfield marked Coach Julie Woodward’s 300th victory in her 23rd season coaching the Redhawks.

October 11, 2019

Julia Gorman working on energy kiosk in Zambia

My Journey to Zambia with Seattle University's KiloWatts for Humanity

SU women’s swimmer Julia Gorman, '20, was one of two students selected to accompany a team of professional electrical engineers to Cheeba, Zambia to install a microgrid that powers energy kiosks with solar panels. The senior from Bend, Oregon wrote a summary of her experience and work in Africa.

October 9, 2019

Father Arturo Araujo

A Priest for His Brother Priests

Father Arturo Araujo returns to his alma mater to become rector of the Arrupe Jesuit Community.

October 4, 2019

Hundreds of students and family members gathered in the Quad as part of Family Farewell following move-in day.

Welcome Class of 2023

Seattle U welcomed freshman students in late September as they moved into residence halls, bade farewell to parents and began classes. Watch a video and view a photo gallery highlighting some of the Welcome Week events.

October 2, 2019

Campaign graphic

Seattle University Launches Largest-Ever Comprehensive Campaign

The $275 million Campaign for the Uncommon Good will fund scholarships, student programs and the new Center for Science and Innovation

October 2, 2019

Director of Athletics Shaney Fink with Men's Basketball Coach Jim Hayford.

Leading for the Future

Director of Athletics Shaney Fink, pictured with Men's Basketball Coach Jim Hayford, illuminates the potent impact of Division I sports in higher education and how Seattle U's athletic programs align with the mission.

September 23, 2019

Teresa Wippel is making news in the small town of Edmonds by keeping local news alive.

News Maker

If you met Teresa Wippel, she wouldn’t tell you about how difficult it is thrive in media today. Instead, she might regale you with a story about her early days at The Spectator, Seattle University’s student newspaper, where she wrote moral pronouncements by typewriter, or how she met Walter Cronkite in the spring of her freshman year.

September 23, 2019

Seal Lower Mall

New Colleagues

Let's welcome the following new faculty and staff who are joining us or taking on new roles for the 2019-2020 academic year.

September 20, 2019

Recapping Summer at Seattle U

As we look forward to welcoming students back to campus next week, we take a glimpse back at what happened over the summer.

September 13, 2019

SU campus

Wall Street Journal Includes Seattle U Among Top 15% in the Nation

Several college rankings that recognize Seattle University’s upward trajectory among the best in the nation have been recently released, including the latest Wall Street Journal college rankings for 2020 which placed the university in the top 15 percent. 

September 9, 2019

Sierra Top 20 badge

Seattle University in Top 5 Percent of Schools for Sustainability

Seattle U earned a spot in Sierra magazine’s top 20, placing #13 out of 282 schools (the top 5 percent of all schools ranked) in the U.S. and Canada. It is the only university in the Northwest to place in the top group.

September 3, 2019

Biology class on the Duwamish River

Top 5 in Nation for Sustainability

Seattle University continues to be recognized as a leading institution for advancing sustainability and environmental justice with the release the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

August 28, 2019

Cover of the Princeton Review Best 385 Colleges 2020 guide

Seattle University included in The Princeton Review’s The Best 385 Colleges

The 2020 edition of the Princeton Review guide marks the 17th consecutive year that Seattle U has been featured.

August 8, 2019

Celebrating our founder and shared values

August 8, 2019

Natch Ohno, S.J., talks about St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits, and how his legacy is alive in the work we do at Seattle U today.

Seattle U President Stephen V. Sundborg, SJ, addressed the Seattle Rotary Club.

Civility and Reclaiming the Idea of America

President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., received a standing ovation after he gave the inaugural keynote talk at a Seattle 4 Rotary meeting in July that launched the club's emphasis this year on civic engagement and civil discourse. 

July 24, 2019

shepherd and his sheep move through streets of Madrid while tourists snap photos

Imagining the World

The Imagining the World: Study Abroad and International Photography Competition highlights global engagement—via education and travel abroad—in stunning fashion. See the world through the eyes of our students and members of the campus community in this photo gallery.

July 11, 2019

The 18 scholars posed for a group photo.

Eighteen Scholars from Eighteen Countries are at Seattle U for SUSI 2019

Eighteen scholars from eighteen countries are on campus this summer for the third year for Seattle University to host the Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on Contemporary American Literature.

July 11, 2019

Undergraduate student celebrates graduation.

Commencement 2019 Central: Relive all the joyful moments!

We present video and photo coverage of the class of 2019 as we bid best wishes to our 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students during commencement ceremonies on June 16. 

June 24, 2019

José Alberto “Chepe” Idiaquez, S.J, president of the University of Central America, received an honorary degree from Seattle U presented by President Stephen Sundborg, SJ, and Provost Shane Martin.

Seattle University Honors President of the University of Central America in Nicaragua

Rev. José Alberto “Chepe” Idiaquez, S.J, president of the University of Central America (UCA), a Jesuit institution in Managua, Nicaragua, received an honorary degree during the undergraduate commencement ceremony at Seattle University.

June 21, 2019


WAC Honors Continue for Fall Sports

Thirty-one Seattle University student-athletes have been named to the 2019 Fall Academic All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Team.

Going Pro: Two Men’s Soccer Players Picked by Pro Teams During MLS SuperDraft

Nkosi Burgess and Julian Avila-Good were selected by professional teams during the MLS SuperDraft earlier this month.  Burgess was selected by FC Dallas Avila-Good was taken by Seattle Sounders FC in the third round of the 2020 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Burgess is the highest draft pick in program history and becomes the sixth Redhawk drafted in the last four years.

Seattle U in the News: Seattle U guard Aaron Nettles moves into starting lineup and team begins to roll

Seattle Times sports reporter Scott Hanson profiled Redhawk men's basketball junior Aaron Nettles and the impact Nettles hopes to make as the starting shooting guard.

Student Athletes Score Fall Quarter Academic Achievements

Collectively, Seattle U's 350 student-athletes earned a cumulative 3.337 grade point average during the academic year's first quarter.

Seattle U in the News: Seattle University senior Morgan Means determined to end career in style as WAC season opens

Seattle Times sports reporter Scott Hanson profiled Redhawk basketball player Morgan Means as Western Athletic Conference play gets underway today.

Redhawks Stand With Nation's Elite in 2019

The men's soccer team ended its season with the longest active unbeaten streak in the country at 16 games. The team is the lone Division I program to win at least 11 games in each of the last seven seasons.

Seattle U in the News: How executive education programs in the Puget Sound region address diversity

Too few minorities occupy executive leadership roles in the Puget Sound region. However, executive training programs like those at Seattle University and the University of Washington are trying to change that.

"Healing Justice" project receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant

This College of Arts and Sciences project will explore an assortment of frameworks and practices that offer holistic recovery from the psycho-spiritual and physical health consequences of oppression-linked health threats.

Volleyball coach James Finley to retire

In his seven years with the Redhawk helm, Finley led the program to seven consecutive Western Athletic Conference Tournament appearances.

Business Plan Competition winner Caleb Carr is a Forbes "30 under 30"

Carr's company, Vita Inclinata, which makes load stability systems, was founded after the tragic death of friend who couldn't be rescued by a helcopter in high winds.

Men's soccer season closes with defeat in round 2 of NCAA Tournament

Despite loss, the Redhawks extended their unbeaten streak to 16 games, the longest active unbeaten string in the nation.

Seattle U in the news: How maker spaces can open doors to STEM careers

Maker spaces such as the one planned at Seattle U's new Center for Science and Innovation are promising strategies to make STEM learning appeal to a wider spectrum of students and achieve improving rates of degree and certificate completions.

Redhawks advance to round 2 of NCAA soccer tournament with win over Loyola

No. 16 Seattle University won, 3-1, at Loyola Marymount and head to Stanford for the second-round match on Sunday.

Seattle U in the news: "Never has a battle between the Washington and Seattle University women’s soccer teams meant more."

Scott Hanson at The Seattle Times previewed this Saturday's first round NCAA Tournament match between the Seattle U and UW women's soccer teams.

Seattle U in the news: Seattle PACs spent $4 million on the election. Who got paid?

All of those campaign mailers were not the most effective tool, says Seattle U instructor

Men's basketball coach Jim Hayford secures 400th career win

Men's basketball Head Coach Jim Hayford secured his 400th career as Seattle University earned a 115-81 victory over Pacific University Tuesday night at the Redhawk Center. 

WAC Post-Season Awards for Men's Soccer

Seattle U men’s soccer won three major awards at Tuesday’s Western Athletic Conference (WAC) postseason awards banquet, including Coach Pete Fewing being named Coach of the Year.

Seattle U in the News: The Seattle Times previews Redhawk basketball season

Two stories in the Nov. 6 edition of The Seattle Times take a look at the season ahead for men's and women's basketball

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