Image of Eduardo M. Peñalver from his video interview.

Get to Know Eduardo M. Peñalver

Learn more about our president-elect in this video Q&A.

October 23, 2020

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Donor Support Opens Doors for Underrepresented Female Students in Tech

Since 2018, 10 female students enrolled in Seattle University’s Computer Science Program have received scholarships to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), an annual conference described as the world’s largest gathering of women technologists from around the world. 

October 21, 2020

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The Campaign for the Uncommon Good Q&A

Community engagement cornerstone of campaign as it enters its final year. 

October 2, 2020

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Digital Viewbook Brings Campus Experience to Prospective Students

Undergraduate Admissions staff uphold Seattle U’s Jesuit tradition of meeting students where they are—online, in this case—through the recent launch of its redesigned digital viewbook.

October 1, 2020

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Notes from a Tour of the Center for Science and Innovation

Michael Quinn, PhD, dean of the College of Science and Engineering, offers his account of a recent tour of the new building under construction, which is scheduled to open next fall.

September 30, 2020

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President’s Fall Community Forum: Jesuit Education is Made for These Unprecedented Times

During the virtual fall community forum he hosted for alumni, donors and friends of the university, President Stephen V. Sundborg challenged alumni to engage with the university in an “unprecedented way” when he announced the launch of Our Moment of Mission: The President’s Challenge.

September 29, 2020

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Seattle U Again a Top 20 Sierra “Cool School”

Seattle University continued its run of top rankings for sustainability by once again being named a Sierra Cool School for 2020. It earned a spot in Sierra magazine’s Top 20.      

September 28, 2020

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Seattle U and Rainier Scholars Partner on New Scholarship Program

University pledges full-need scholarships for underrepresented students of color.

September 25, 2020

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Staying the Course

Nonprofit leader Gary Davis, '10 MNPL, embraces change while supporting communities.

September 21, 2020

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Taking Action

Alumna Toyia T. Taylor, ’11, MFAL, inspires youth to find and express their voices.

September 21, 2020

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Wall Street Journal Ranks Seattle U Among Top 16 Percent of Universities in the Nation

Seattle University was ranked in the top 16 percent of universities nationally in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2021 and received high marks in the latest U.S. News rankings for academics and service learning. 

September 18, 2020

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Seattle U Builds Community in First Virtual Welcome Week

Student Development team took its annual orientation offerings online for first-year and transfer students.

September 16, 2020

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LIFT SU Bolsters Seattle U’s Inclusive Excellence Action Plan for Racial Justice and Anti-Racist Education

Natasha Martin, JD, vice president for Diversity and Inclusion and associate professor of law, created and delivered the university’s latest action plan during the President’s Welcome, laying the framework for the university to continue advancing inclusive excellence and align antiracism to its strategic direction and purpose.

September 9, 2020

President Stephen Sunborg

President Sundborg Welcomes Faculty and Staff to a New Academic Year Unlike Any Before

President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., gave his annual President’s Welcome for an academic year unlike any experienced before due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some key takeaways from his welcome remarks.

September 4, 2020

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Faculty Inspire Next Generation of Leaders

New digital space launched for current and prospective students to get to know SU faculty.

August 25, 2020

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Seattle U Leads the Way in Highly Engaged Online Learning

Care of the whole student no exception, even in remote instruction.

August 21, 2020

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Project on Family Homelessness Ends 10 Years of Advocacy

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded initiative on family homelessness, which ends this month, is credited with raising awareness of the issue over the course of a decade.

August 21, 2020

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Seattle University Included in 2021 Edition of Princeton Review’s The Best 386 Colleges

The Princeton Review continues to recognize Seattle University as one of the best colleges in the nation for undergraduate education, according to its Best 386 Colleges 2021. Students surveyed for the rankings noted strong academics, close community, urban location and commitment to justice and sustainability.

August 18, 2020

Seth Chism standing in graduation cap and gown in front of Seattle U signage.

Alumnus Gives Back in New Role at Seattle Prep

Recent Albers School of Business and Economics grad Seth Chism, ’20, is preparing to step into a new role as a volunteer instructor at Seattle Prep, his high school alma mater.

August 12, 2020

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Completing the Circuit for Electrical and Computer Engineering Students

The faculty and a staff member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) program in the College of Science and Engineering have come up with innovative ways to bring the labs to students’ homes while promoting collaborative learning to increase student engagement.

August 11, 2020

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Nursing Students Help Improve Access to Wound Care Supplies for the Homeless

Nursing students Sarah Dean, ’20,’14, and Brad Fifield, ’20, received a grant from King County Nurses Association to pursue their project, “Navigating Wound Care for the Homeless" through the College of Nursing's Public Health Internship program.

July 29, 2020

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Eurovision Song Contest Meets Professor Meets Seattle U Students in Humanities Seminar

Like millions of others growing up in Europe, David Green joined his family for a TV-watching ritual one Saturday night each spring: the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It became a humanities seminar course he teaches.

July 27, 2020

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Seattle University Announces Changes to Fall Reopening Plans

President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J, today sent the following message to students, faculty and staff of Seattle University:

July 23, 2020

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A Great Place to Land

New career mentorship platform connects students and alumni.

July 16, 2020

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Court Victory for International Students

Legal action, including a lawsuit by a coalition of West Coast universities, including Seattle U, convinced the federal government to rescind an order that would have prohibited international students from remaining in status or obtaining a visa to study in the U.S. if they are receiving remote-only instruction this fall.

July 14, 2020

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A View of the World: Winners of 4th Annual “Imagining the World” Photo Competition announced

The Imagining the World: Study Abroad and International Photography Competition highlights the college’s and university’s participation in the global community.

July 1, 2020

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Faculty and Students Focused on Community-Engaged Learning

One of the hallmarks of academics at Seattle University is community engagement. Professors design courses that get their students involved in local organizations, while students take classes in science, math, criminal justice and the humanities, among others.

June 23, 2020

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Nursing Grad Student Establishes COVID-19 Training and Policy Programs

With intensive experience in the health care field, Sarah Welch, ’21, is working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis as a STAT registered nurse, while pursuing a doctorate at Seattle University’s College of Nursing.

June 22, 2020

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The Dream Lives on for DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upholds the eight-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is a “significant victory for Dreamers, who are valued members of campuses and communities across the nation who make many positive contributions to our country,” says President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.

June 18, 2020

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Continuing the Work of Standing in Solidarity

As a Jesuit university, Seattle University is called on and committed to creating a just and humane world. It is imperative that we use all the resources we have as a university to seek understanding and address complex issues through teaching, research, discourse and engagement.

June 16, 2020

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COVID-19 Reengineers Projects Day

Pandemic forces senior science and engineering projects to pivot

June 11, 2020

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The Business of COVID

Albers faculty research ethics around data privacy amid push for contact tracing as businesses and organizations reopen.

June 9, 2020

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Standing in Solidarity and Affirming Commitment Through Action

Seattle U collectively stands in solidarity and renews its commitment to better support and educate its students and community on racial justice and systemic racism.

June 9, 2020

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SU Hosts Vigil and Teach-In For Racial Justice

Seattle University sponsored two events this week to bring attention to the recent murders of Black Americans and the need for racial justice.

June 5, 2020

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An Entrepreneurial Idea That Sticks

Meet this year’s Grand Prize Winner of the annual Business Plan Competition.

June 5, 2020

Campus-oriented mentorship program eases transition to college life for first-year students.

Igniting a Community

Mentoring program eases college transition for first-year students.

June 3, 2020

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Training Future Frontline Health Care Workers Remotely

College of Nursing replicates in-person clinical work in a virtual model.

May 18, 2020

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Fostering Scholars Program Continues Support of the Whole Person

Strong connections among the community remain steadfast during trying times.

May 8, 2020

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Seattle University Intends to Re-Open for Fall Quarter

Seattle University intends to reopen campus in the fall for the 2020-21 academic year, President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., announced today.

April 30, 2020

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Ahead of schedule, Seattle University halfway to full divestment from fossil fuels

Seattle University has reached its halfway point nine months ahead of schedule to divest its endowment portfolio of companies owning fossil fuel reserves by 50 percent.

April 29, 2020

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Whether In-Person, Virtually or a Hybrid, Care and Excellence Hallmarks of Faculty-Led Teaching

Creativity and flexibility drive remote instruction among schools and colleges.

April 29, 2020

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Lemieux Library Virtually Supports Academic Success

Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons equip students for success during COVID-19.

April 28, 2020

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Adaptability and Creativity Boost Recruitment & Retention

Number of new spring transfer students exceeds projection

April 23, 2020

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Earth Talks Webinar Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

A leader in sustainability, Seattle University takes part in global event by encouraging action and participation in initiatives that focus on the urgent need for environmental protection and climate solutions.

April 21, 2020

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Campus Widens Support of Students Virtually

Supporting current students in every possible way remains an important priority for Seattle University.

April 20, 2020

Newsfeed

WAC Announces Updated Basketball, Fall Sports Schedule Formats

The Western Athletic Conference Board of Directors approved updated schedule formats for men’s and women’s basketball and updated conference schedule formats for men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country to compete in the spring.

Seattle U is a ‘Top 50 Green College’

The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition ranked Seattle University #16 in the U.S. in its latest publication examining the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges.

City of Seattle, Seattle U Awarded 2023 NCAA D-I Women’s Basketball Regional

In partnership with the Seattle Sports Commission and Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle University has been awarded the 2023 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Regionals.

Graduate Student and Edmonds Food Bank Executive Director Named Citizen of the Year

Casey Davis, ’22, a student in Seattle U's Master of Nonprofit Leadership program and executive director of the Edmonds Food Bank, received the 2020 Edmonds Citizen of the Year award, along with the volunteers who staff it.

Seattle U Ranked #2 for “Best Value” College

Seattle University ranked #2 of 10 Washington state universities as a “best value college,” according to SmartAsset. The company’s study looked at starting salary, tuition, living expenses, scholarships awarded and retention rate.

Double Alum Bryce Rassilyer is a Puget Sound Business Journal ‘40 Under 40’

Bryce Rassilyer, ’07, ’08, who earned three degrees from Seattle University and is a CPA whose work supports nonprofits, was among those selected for the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list.

Seattle U Professor Appointed to Washington State Arts Commission

Jasmine Mahmoud, PhD, assistant professor of Performing Arts & Arts Leadership in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed a Washington State Arts Commissioner by Gov. Jay Inslee.

NCAA Announces Updates for Fall Sports

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors approved a plan to that would allow Seattle U cross country, soccer and volleyball teams to conduct a regular season and move fall championships to the spring.

Seattle U Graduate Student and Affordable Housing Advocate Receives 2020 Bullitt Environmental Prize

The Bullitt Foundation awarded the 14th annual Bullitt Environmental Prize to Patience Malaba, an environmental justice and affordable housing advocate who immigrated to the United States from Zimbabwe. Malaba is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program and will graduate after fall quarter.

Inaugural Redhawk Night In a Hit

Seattle University Athletics held its maiden virtual Redhawk Night In, an online fundraising event that raised nearly $100,000 in support of more than 350 student athletes.

Men’s and Women’s Soccer Recognized for Academic Excellence

Seattle University men’s and women’s soccer teams earned a 2019–20 United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Awards.

Seattle U Support for National Voter Registration Day Sept. 22

Seattle University is marking the day with activities and projects all focused on providing information, data and access to spur voter registration and engagement.

Seattle U in the News: The Stress From COVID-19 is Tremendous

Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology, was interviewed for a Seattle Times story that examines the impacts on our mental health after six months of lock down. “Nobody is immune from this,” said Kira Mauseth, one of Washington state’s top behavioral health officials. “Nobody.”

Costco Scholarship Fund Event Goes Virtual to Raise Funds for Scholarships

The Costco Scholarship Fund Breakfast, held virtually on Sept. 17, brought in almost $4.4 million from generous donors for scholarships benefitting students at Seattle University and University of Washington.

Business Programs Earn High National Rankings from U.S. News & World Report

Three Seattle University undergraduate business programs achieved high national rankings in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2021” rankings.

Public Affairs Corner: Independent Colleges of Washington

Seattle U is the largest member of ICW, an organization that represents 10 institutions of higher education in Washington.

The New Washington College Grant and Seattle University

Formerly known as the State Need Grant, the legislation that renamed and created the Washington College Grant has immediately benefited students and families throughout the state, including at Seattle University.

COVID-19 Didn’t Stop Mentoring Program for Middle School Students

Since 2015, Seattle U staff and students have led mentoring programs for students at Washington Middle School. And like all things impacted by COVID-19, this program required new thinking after Seattle Public Schools moved to remote instruction last April.

Quinton Morris is First Artist-Scholar in Residence for KING FM

Associate Professor Dr. Quinton Morris, director of chamber and instrumental music and founder of the music education organization Key to Change, will serve as the first Artist-Scholar in Residence for Classical KING FM 98.1 for a two-year term beginning Sept. 15.

Redhawks #16 in College Soccer News 2020 Preseason Top 30 National Poll

Seattle U’s men’s soccer program was ranked in the mid-pack by the College Soccer News 2020 preseason poll.

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