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 18, 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

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

Sister Mary Namutebi, DM, '20, '22, left and Sister Paskazia Ampronia Nakitende, DM, '19 with The Daughters of Mary Sisters in Uganda share a moment together while reviewing a selfie photo they took on their cell phone in the garden at their St. Joseph's Residence in West Seattle.

Sisters in Learning and Leading

With an SU education, members of The Daughters of Mary Sisters in Uganda are transforming their lives and, in turn, the lives of fellow Ugandans. Get a look at their lives in Seattle and at Seattle U in this photo essay.

June 12, 2019

Father Steve - First Citizen

Catching Up with Father Steve

SU's president shares his thoughts on the 2018-2019 academic year, what's ahead for SU, his favorite books from the past year and more.

June 11, 2019

Seattle University student team at Black River Pump Station

Student Engineering Teams Rack Up More Awards

Students in Seattle U’s Civil and Environmental Engineering program continued their long-running winning ways with two more awards from this year’s NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) Education Awards.

June 6, 2019

Seattle U Ethics Bowl team members and coach

No Argument Here: Ethics Bowl Team Created Opportunities for its Students

The way Ben Howe sees it, the Seattle U Ethics Bowl team he coaches that finished #6 in the nation this year is a great achievement—but not the be-all and end-all.

June 3, 2019

Groundbreaking on the site of the Center for Science and Innovation

Special Coverage: Celebrating the Center for Science and Innovation Groundbreaking

Hundreds of Seattle University faculty, staff, students and special guests gathered on May 30 to ceremoniously break ground on the Center for Science and Innovation, the university's largest-ever capital project.

May 31, 2019

President Stephen Sundborg receiving First Citizen Award

President Sundborg Receives 2019 Seattle-King County First Citizen Award

Seattle University Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., was celebrated as the 81st recipient of the prestigious Seattle-King County First Citizen Award.

May 28, 2019

Madison Cathcart connects with the ball during NCAA tournament play.

Historic Softball Season Comes to Close

Seattle University won its 40th game of the season and became the first WAC program to win an NCAA Tournament game since 2015.

May 20, 2019

Seattle University students who won Fulbright Grants

Seattle U Produces Record Number of Fulbrights

A record-setting eight Seattle University students and recent alumni have been awarded prestigious 2019-2020 Fulbright Grants to study, research and work abroad.

May 17, 2019

Rendering of SU Center for Science and Innovation

Amazon Commits $3 Million to New Center for Science and Innovation

Amazon has made a $3 million gift to the new Center for Science and Innovation. The gift will expand opportunities in computer science education, particularly for women and underrepresented minorities.

May 13, 2019

Seattle University Softball Team celebrates after winning the WAC Championship

Seattle U Women Earn History-Making Softball Title, On to NCAA Tourney

Seattle University softball won its first-ever Western Athletic Conference Tournament Championship Saturday and qualified for its first trip to the NCAA Tournament that begins next weekend.

May 11, 2019

Photo of city of Seattle

SU Now Offers Minor in LGBTQ Studies

Seattle University’s Women and Gender Studies Program is offering a new minor in LGBTQ studies. Approved by the Board of Trustees’ Academic Committee, 14 students were enrolled in the minor by the time it was operational in winter quarter, says Program Director Theresa Earenfight.

May 10, 2019

"Achieving Climate Neutrality" Speaking Event with Microsoft, Seattle Sounders FC, and Seattle University

Achieving Carbon Neutrality

Can it be done at SU? What would it take?

May 6, 2019

George Kunz leaning back in a chair reading the book "Totality and Infinity"

Remembering George Kunz

Seattle U colleague reflects on the life of George Kunz, a true person for others.

May 3, 2019

Luis Escamilla and Carlito Umali

Head of the Class

High placement rate for College of Education alumni who are making their marks in classrooms and beyond.

April 30, 2019

Admin Building at Seattle U

Remembering Mike Bisesi

Former SU professor embodied the spirit of community service.

April 30, 2019

Randy Massengale and Earl Lancaster

Barber’s New Lease Signals Growth Within Central District

Earl Lancaster and other African-American owned small business owners are benefiting from a Seattle U program that is helping them to remain and thrive in the community.

April 26, 2019

34th Annual Alumni Awards 04-26-19

2019 Alumni Awards

On April 26 the Seattle University Alumni Association and the Alumni Board of Governors honored five outstanding members of the Seattle U community at the Alumni Awards. Take a look at our Alumni Awards gallery see the contributions of our winners and how each of them has made an impact on their community.

April 26, 2019

Lin Li, PhD

The Science Behind Innovation

Professor's research focuses on intersection of computer science and medicine.

April 16, 2019

Michael Eric Dyson

The Uncomfortable Truth

Mission Day challenges SU community to confront white privilege.

April 12, 2019

Lemieux Library

Alfie Scholars Increases Award

Seattle University’s Alfie Scholars Program, which provides financial support for underrepresented college transfer students to obtain a bachelor’s degree and become leaders for civility, has increased its award from $10,000 to $15,000 annually.

April 10, 2019

Mathew Isaac, PhD

The Thinking Behind Consumer Behavior

In a project for Microsoft in which he collaborated with Northwestern University and marketing agency Performics, Mathew Isaac (Albers) helped develop a way to evaluate how close consumers were to making a purchase based on the keywords they entered into a search engine.

April 8, 2019

Benes Aldana

The Unending Fight for Justice

Alumnus leading change as president of The National Judicial College.

March 29, 2019

Seattle U student working on a laptop at a coffee shop

Seattle U Offers Online MBA and Master of Science in Business Analytics

Applications are being accepted for two new online graduate business programs that begin this fall, the Online Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) and an Online MBA.

March 27, 2019

James Martin, S.J. and Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ

Commencement Speakers

Jesuit author and commentator James Martin, S.J., and prison ministry and justice advocate Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, will be Seattle University’s undergraduate and graduate commencement speakers, respectively, this June.

March 20, 2019

Newsfeed

Alfie Scholar Haley Cummins Featured as One of 100 Young Local Changemakers

Seattle U student Haley Cummins (Strategic Communications ’21) is one of 100 young local changemakers featured in the We the Future exhibit curated by the Gates Foundation Discovery Center. 

Redhawks Score High in New GSR Report

Seattle University continued its run of strong performance in institutional Graduation Success Rate (GSR), according to data released by the NCAA this week.

Seattle U in the News: Q13 Fox story about Turkey's offensive in Kurdish Syria

Onur Bakiner, an assistant professor of political science at Seattle University, said he believes the military invasion will deepen the humanitarian crisis.

Seattle University Signs Amicus Brief in Support of DACA Recipients

Seattle University has joined 165 colleges and universities from across the country in signing an amicus brief supporting the young immigrants who came to the United States as children and who hold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

A Pivotal Year for SU

President Sundborg outlines four key areas for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Seattle U in the News: Public Reprimand of Federal Judge for Sexual Harassment is Rare

Seattle U School of Law Professor Brooke T. Coleman tells the New York Times that public acknowledgement of a judge's harassment action is rare for the federal bench.

What happens when an impeachment inquiry is called for?

Political science adjunct professor Marco Lowe explained the impeachment process during a guest appearance on KING TV's New Day Northwest program.

Seattle U in the news: New ranking places Seattle U grads #2 in state in terms of starting salaries

Seattle Business Magzine story reports findings by SmartAsset.com that examined starting salaries of Washington college graduates 

Costco Scholarship Marks Milestone of Making College a Reality and Transforming Lives

The Costco Scholarship Fund Breakfast marked its 20th anniversary with more than 1,700 guests helping to raise more than $5 million for scholarships.

Gates Foundation Grant to Help Close Math Gap in Seattle Schools

A $1.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Seattle University will be used to launch Seattle’s first Local Improvement Network for elementary school communities and their neighborhood partners.

College Factual Ranks Seattle University Among Top 15% of Schools in U.S.

Seattle University is in the Top 15 percent of colleges nationwide, according to College Factual’s 2020 “Best Colleges Ranking.”

“The Shame of Losing”

A staff member’s debut book is nominated for a Washington State Book Award.

Lifting up the Best of Catholicism

Jeanette Rodriguez begins as interim director of the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture.

Seattle U in the news: As Seattle U’s Julie Woodward nears coaching milestone, she faces her toughest competition yet: Her daughter’s No. 3-ranked USC Trojans

From The Seattle Times: On Friday, the mother-daughter duo will be together again and will celebrate Jalen’s senior year at USC — and Julie’s historic coaching career at Seattle U.

Seattle U in the news: Why do Seattleites complain so much?

Kathleen Cook, PhD, chair of the Seattle U Psychology program, was among those interviewed to answer this question in a replay of a SoundQ weekly podcast. 

Seattle U alum and former board member named new United Way of King County president and CEO

Gordon McHenry, Jr., '79, is a lawyer and was named Alumnus of the Year in 2013.

Intriguing certificate programs in the Seattle area, from crime to wine

Seattle U's fully online, graduate certificate program in Crime Analysis is among some unusual offerings at Seattle colleges.

Obama-Backed Netflix Documentary Causes Headaches for Fuyao Glass

Labor law experts, including Seattle U's Charlotte Garden, comment on statements made in the documentary that appear to violate federal labor law.

College-bound kids? 3 low-tech tips from a mom and college admissions counselor

Seattle U admissions counselor Christine Campbell offers three low-tech tips for parents of first-time college bound students. 

Remembering the past while making way for change in the Central District

A Seattle Times story profiles longtime Central District barber and business owner Earl Lancaster and his journey to keep Earl's Cuts and Styles in the neighborhood. A Seattle U program was instrumental in helping Lancaster succeed.

Seattle U Releases 2018 Seattle Public Safety Survey Results

Now in its fourth year as a collaboration between the Seattle Police Department and Criminal Justice program faculty and students, the survey gauges attitudes around public safety issues, perceptions of police, neighborhoods and crime.

Albers Business Plan Competition Alumni Find Success

Automated sunscreen dispensers, fast-casual salads, plant-based creamers and a system to stabilize loads suspended under helicopters. All are up and coming products of start-up businesses begun after their founders entered the Harriett Stephenson Business Plan Competition as Seattle U students or alumni.

Police use of force data ‘a huge mess’ across the U.S.

Despite decades of credible allegations of police brutality, and a 25-year-old federal law requiring the government to collect national data on excessive force, the United States still has little or no reliable information to show for it.   

Her Classroom Is the Sea

An SU student conducted research on climate change in the Pacific Ocean this summer.

As the economy booms, Washington voters see a system rigged for the rich

Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe was among those interviewed for a story in Crosscut to analyze the results of the publication's latest Crosscut/Elway Poll.

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