June 3, 2019
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Endowed Mission Fund supports initiatives and projects central to SU's identity and values.
May 24, 2019
Campus honors outgoing rector for many contributions made and hats worn.
April 29, 2019
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August 24, 2017
The new Jesuits West province officially came into being on July 1 when the Oregon and California provinces combined.
August 15, 2017
Eboo Patel began his keynote address before a packed-to-the-gills Pigott Auditorium by joking that the talk might not be the one his audience had expected or hoped to hear.
Jerónimo Nadal, S.J., one of St. Ignatius’ companions used to say “the whole world is our house."
August 7, 2017
On Monday, July 31, Seattle University joined other Jesuits and Jesuit institutions worldwide in celebrating the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola.
August 2, 2017
July 18, 2017
Trung Pham, S.J., assistant professor of Fine Arts, is teaching this summer at St. Joseph’s College in Bangalore, India.
July 6, 2017
It’s official: the Oregon and California Provinces reunited on July 1 to form Jesuits West.
July 3, 2017
June 16, 2017
House chaplain ministers to members of Congress
June 12, 2017
June 6, 2017
May 25, 2017
May 16, 2017
Hugh Duffy, S.J., who served as a visiting professor at Seattle University for eight years, passed away on April 28 at the age of 80.
May 3, 2017
April 26, 2017
Fadi Aboulesaad, S.J., a student in the School of Theology and Ministry’s Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership program, was ordained into the Order of the Diaconate in April.
April 4, 2017
Campus Ministry invites all students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to the following Holy Week celebrations at the Chapel of St. Ignatius.
March 17, 2017
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities has issued a statement on the Trump Administration's FY18 budget.
March 8, 2017
Pat Howell, S.J., reports on a recent gathering he attended with representatives of other Jesuit colleges and universities at which they took up the topic of "difficult conversations."
March 1, 2017
On the first day of class when Eric Watson, S.J., walks in wearing a collar and clerics, his new students sometimes look confused, seemingly wondering whether they inadvertently registered for a theology class.
February 28, 2017
Are you longing to restore your relationships with God and others, and renew hope?
February 24, 2017
How can a Jesuit university like Seattle U remain true to its identity when marketing itself without alienating non-Catholics?
February 21, 2017
Ash Wednesday is March 1.
February 16, 2017
As part of the Examen process Seattle University has undertaken for the 2016-2017 academic year, Mission Examen Committee completed a Self Study with input from more than 400 members of the campus community.
February 1, 2017
You are invited to a panel discussion on the Jesuit brand.
January 30, 2017
President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., released a statement over the weekend on the Trump Administration’s Jan. 27 executive order on immigration.
November 30, 2016
President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., joined with the leaders of the other 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States in signing a statement in support of undocumented students.
November 29, 2016
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., who served as superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1983 to 2008, died in Beirut, Lebanon, on Nov. 26, four days before his 88th birthday.
November 1, 2016
Father Tom Lucas surveys Seattle University's rich and complicated history
October 24, 2016
Ryan Rallanka, S.J., a 2006 graduate of Seattle University, was ordained to the diaconate.
October 10, 2016
The Jesuits follow a centuries-old practice for electing a new leader.
Seattle University's anniversary is featured in Northwest Catholic.
Our very own Chapel of St. Ignatius is featured in a recent blog post.
September 27, 2016
The members of Seattle University's Arrupe Jesuit Community recently gathered for a group picture.
September 14, 2016
While many of us are myopically focused on the 2016 presidential race, there is another election of great importance taking place this fall.
August 23, 2016
We've got some people to recognize this month-Jesuits celebrating important anniversaries and alumni beginning their service in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.
July 13, 2016
Campus Ministry has provided a helpful guide to masses at the Chapel of St. Ignatius during the summer.
June 8, 2016
Four Arts and Sciences faculty have contributed pieces to a new book.
May 25, 2016
In search of a place on campus for quiet contemplation and reflection?
May 10, 2016
Think you know your commencement speakers? Take a quiz on who's delivering remarks at which Jesuit colleges and universities this year.
Pat Kelly, S.J., blessed a rowing shell named for him in late April.
April 25, 2016
Magis: Alumni Living the Mission, its Contemplative Leaders in Action program and the Jesuit way of proceeding were recently highlighted in—of all places—Forbes.
April 12, 2016
For members of Seattle University's faculty and staff, March was a month of high engagement with other Jesuit schools throughout the world.
March 30, 2016
The student body presidents of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. have issued a joint statement against racial injustice.
March 14, 2016
St. Patrick's Day provides as good an opportunity as any to celebrate the four Patricks who are part of the Arrupe Jesuit Community at SU.
February 29, 2016
Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, director of the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture (ICTC), recently found herself in the company of the leader of the Jesuits.
February 16, 2016
Campus Ministry has compiled a schedule of Masses and other opportunities for reflection and prayer available at the Chapel of St. Ignatius during Lent.
February 2, 2016
Dean Michael Quinn and Associate Dean Jean Jacoby of the College of Science and Engineering coauthored a piece in AJCU's Connections.
January 19, 2016
Seven Seattle University alumni are currently participating in a year of full-time service with two Jesuit Volunteer organizations.
December 7, 2015
A big congratulations to Trung Pham, S.J., assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History, who recently finished a full marathon.
November 22, 2015
Four faculty and staff pondered the future of Jesuit higher education at a lunch sponsored by the Office of Jesuit Mission and Identity last week.
November 9, 2015
Bob Stephan, S.J., may not be new to SU this academic year, but the role he took up in July is new to both him and the university.
October 27, 2015
What happens when a garrulous CFO goes on an eight-day Ignatian silent retreat?
October 13, 2015
It's the most anticipated group picture of the year—the 2015-2016 Jesuits of the Arrupe House.
September 28, 2015
You may have heard that Pope Francis was in the United States recently. The visit by Pope Francis, the first ever Jesuit pope, captivated the nation and particularly Jesuit institutions such as ours.
September 16, 2015
Camille Kammer, '15, is featured in a recent Washington Post article. The article highlights the Jesuit Volunteer Corps community of which Kammer is a part.
August 17, 2015
Tom Lucas, S.J., rector of the Arrupe Community, unpacks the complex man that St. Ignatius was on the Jesuit founder's feast day.
July 15, 2015
Sponsored by Magis: Alumni Living the Mission, the Ignatian Leadership Conference takes place Friday, July 31.
June 9, 2015
Peter Ely, S.J., shares thoughts on his highlights as vice president for Mission and Ministry and what's next for him.
May 20, 2015
This July Stephen Sundborg, S.J., will join the presidents of Jesuit higher education institutions and the directors of other Jesuit institutions from around the world.
May 4, 2015
Seattle University's newest Alpha Sigma Nu inductees were announced by President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., last week.
April 21, 2015
There’s lots of Jesuit stuff in the air these days.
April 8, 2015
A couple feathered friends sauntered into the chapel recently.
March 25, 2015
Campus Ministry invites you to celebrate Holy Week at the Chapel of St. Ignatius.
March 11, 2015
The Office of Mission and Ministry, in collaboration with Xavier University and campus partners, has produced a series of videos on Jesuit education, Ignatian spirituality and other related topics.
February 23, 2015
Since he was elected pope nearly two years ago, Francis has been turning heads and capturing imaginations. Next week Pat Howell, S.J., will give a talk on what the future holds for the pope and the Church.
February 9, 2015
The Jesuits of Canada and the United States are urging opposition to amendments detrimental to immigrants.
January 26, 2015
Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus, has convoked the 36th General Congregation.
January 12, 2015
Pat Kelly, S.J., associate professor of theology and religious studies, was recently interviewed about his book, Catholic Perspectives on Sports, and other aspects of sports and spirituality.
December 8, 2014
Fr. Trung Pham recently achieved an impressive personal goal.
November 24, 2014
Rector Tom Lucas, S.J., delivered a homily on the 25th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuits and their companions in El Salvador in which he spoke of his recent visit with Pope Francis and how the pope calls us to be witnesses like the eight martyrs.
November 11, 2014
Nov. 16 marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuits and two laypersons in El Salvador. SU is commemorating the anniversary in a number of ways.
October 27, 2014
A former Seattle University Jesuit is taking on a key leadership post in the Society of Jesus.
October 14, 2014
Members of Seattle University's Arrupe Jesuit Community recently assembled for a group picture.
October 1, 2014
Dave Anderson, S.J., already ministers to Redhawks as chaplain for SU’s alumni as well as the men’s basketball team. Hawks of a different persuasion were added to his fold recently.
September 17, 2014
Here’s a quick (and by no means exhaustive) compilation of some recent news about the Society of Jesus, locally, regionally, nationally and globally.
August 18, 2014
Two of our colleagues have contributed pieces for the latest Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education.
July 14, 2014
The Commons asked Pat O'Leary, S.J., chaplain for faculty and staff, to reflect on the Feast of St. Ignatius and what it means for our university and shared educational mission.
June 16, 2014
On the Feast of Pentecost, Mike Bayard, S.J., delivered his final homily at the Chapel of St. Ignatius before taking on his new role as assistant for parish ministries for the Oregon and California Provinces.
June 2, 2014
A new book featuring writings by a current SU Jesuit and other Jesuits with ties to the university is now available.
May 19, 2014
SU's, sister Jesuit school, Seattle Prep won the 2014 National High School Mock Trial Championship this month.
May 6, 2014
Ki Gottberg, professor in Fine Arts, recently gave a talk on the Jesuit tradition and the theatrical arts, taking her cue from the "globalization of superficiality" that Superior General of the Society of Jesus Adolfo Nicolas, S.J., addressed in a 2010 speech.
April 22, 2014
In a recent lecture, SU Jesuit Pat Howell, S.J., reflected on the papacy of Francis, one year in.
April 8, 2014
Seattle University has signed an agreement with the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), which formalizes a longstanding and growing partnership between the two Jesuit institutions.
March 26, 2014
Magis and Alumni Relations are teaming up to present a couple events you won't want to miss in the next few weeks.
March 6, 2014
It's performance evaluation time for Pope Francis.
February 25, 2014
It was announced in November that Scott Santarosa, S.J., has been appointed by General Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., as the next provincial of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus.
February 11, 2014
An exhibition by a highly acclaimed photographer and Jesuit is being shown at Vachon Gallery.
January 28, 2014
Matthew Pyrc, S.J., campus minister, was ordained a deacon on Saturday, Jan. 25. It was the first ordination ever at Seattle University’s Chapel of St. Ignatius.
January 14, 2014
The SU community has ample opportunity to learn more about the history of the Jesuits and the Jesuits' place in history.
December 10, 2013
Two Seattle University Jesuits participated in the Dec. 1 Seattle Marathon.
November 20, 2013
Six Seattle University graduates are serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and three are serving in JVC Northwest.
November 6, 2013
President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., was part of an unprecedented gathering with Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., superior general of the Jesuits, last month.
October 22, 2013
Still on the fence about joining the Ignatian Pilgrimage from Assisi to Rome that SU's Pat O'Leary, S.J., and Natch Ohno, S.J., are co-leading? A few reflections from faculty and staff who have walked in the footsteps of Ignatius on previous trips might help change your mind.
October 9, 2013
As is their custom, the Jesuits of SU's Arrupe Community gathered on the first day of classes for their annual group picture.
September 24, 2013
Four Jesuits who are or have been members of the Arrupe community are celebrating notable milestones this year.
September 10, 2013
This summer eight students, five recent SU alumni and two staff members journeyed to Brazil for MAG+S 2013, culminating with World Youth Day in Rio De Janeiro. Matthew Pyrc, S.J., of Campus Ministry, who co-led the SU delegation with Maria Ochoa of Magis, reflects on this extraordinary experience.
August 13, 2013
The continuum of Jesuit education in our city will expand when Seattle Nativity School, an independent, Catholic middle school in the Jesuit tradition, opens in September.
July 15, 2013
The Jesuit Father General Adolfo Nicolás has appointed Tom Lucas, S.J., art historian at the University of San Francisco, as the new rector of the Arrupe Jesuit Community at Seattle University.
June 19, 2013
William Watson, S.J., a member of the SU Jesuit community, connects others to Ignatian spirituality through his Sacred Story Institute.
May 20, 2013
Trung Pham, S.J., Seattle University assistant professor of Fine Arts, has sculpted a special statue for a good cause.
May 3, 2013
The Jesuits' commitment to provide educational opportunities to refugees throughout the world recently received a big boost.
April 23, 2013
A new documentary featuring the life and work of Greg Boyle, S.J., is out now.
April 8, 2013
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities has a new president.
March 26, 2013
Ever wonder what each SU Jesuit's favorite birthday dessert is?
March 12, 2013
A Jesuit education can lead you in some unexpected directions. SU graduate Haley Woods is living proof of that. She's a participant in Contemplative Leaders in Action, a program launched by Magis last year.
February 26, 2013
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities has launched a new website featuring a new "I am Jesuit educated" campaign.
February 12, 2013
Chris Lowney, author of the acclaimed book Heroic Leadership is coming to SU to talk about the application of Ignatian principles in the 21st century.
January 29, 2013
SU Jesuit Lorenzo Herman was recently installed in a key national leadership post.
January 14, 2013
In his latest blog post, SU Jesuit Brendan Busse offers his take on Christmas.
December 4, 2012
Six SU Jesuits have found a creative way to show their school pride.
November 19, 2012
As he stood in the sprawling Vatican City piazza of St. Peter's with thousands who made the pilgrimage to watch Pope Benedict XVI canonize seven saints, Patrick Twohy, S.J., thought to himself, "This is so right, the Church honoring those who lived the beatitudes."
November 6, 2012
This month as we remember the six Jesuits who were slain in El Salvador in 1989, we also keep in our thoughts all the other members of the Society of Jesus who have given their lives in promoting justice. The name of one of these Jesuits can be found on one of the buildings of the Murphy Apartment complex.
October 23, 2012
SU's own Pat Howell, S.J., has written a wonderful piece in Conversations.
October 8, 2012
As he celebrates the 25th anniversary of his ordination, Josef Venker, S.J., shares his recipe for a delicious and affordable beverage.
September 24, 2012
Seattle University's Jesuit community gathered for their annual group picture this month.
September 10, 2012
Six Jesuits well known by the SU campus community are celebrating significant anniversaries this year.
July 26, 2012
In the wake of the tragedy in Colorado, a Jesuit who is well-known to the SU community has written a column on why gun control is a religious issue.
June 18, 2012
Award-winning journalist and author (and graduate of Gonzaga Prep) Tim Egan delivered Seattle University's undergraduate commencement address and had plenty to say about the impact of Jesuit education.
May 23, 2012
A year after his historic confirmation as chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, Pat Conroy, S.J., was asked what it's like to minister to what's been called "one of the most reviled congregations in the country."
May 7, 2012
Graduation gifts come in many forms, but this year a group of MBA students has chosen a very unconventional and moving way to honor one of their classmates as he prepares to receive his diploma.
April 20, 2012
Father James Pribek, associate professor of English at Canisius College, joined the English Department in the College of Arts & Sciences this spring as the LeRoux Scholar. He recently talked about what he's doing here, where he came from and much more.
April 10, 2012
Ever wonder why so many Jesuit schools like Seattle U are located in cities? Thomas Lucas, S.J., of the University of San Francisco, might be the best person to answer that question, and he'll be at Seattle University this month.
March 26, 2012
Earlier this month, Dean Joe Phillips of the Albers School traveled to Rome for a board meeting of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools. While there, he had a chance to meet a certain Jesuit luminary.
March 12, 2012
St. James Cathedral is marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council with a speaker series, and the first two lectures will be delivered by scholars with SU ties.
February 27, 2012
Increasingly, as we know, non-Jesuits are becoming presidents of Jesuit institutions in the United States, but in case you've lost track of how many there actually are, the latest issue of the magazine Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education has made it easy by running profiles of the 10 non-Jesuits who are currently serving as president.
February 1, 2012
Rector Pat Howell, S.J., writes about Jesuit playwright Bill Cain's latest play.
January 9, 2012
Having just celebrated its fifth anniversary this past year, Magis is rolling out a new logo and campaign called “I am Magis. We are Magis.”
December 6, 2011
Fifteen recent college graduates are serving as Jesuit Volunteers (JVs) right here in Seattle.
November 22, 2011
At various stages in his life, the Jesuits were a presence in Matthew Pyrc’s life. Eventually, he decided to join them.
November 7, 2011
New SU Jesuit Jason Welle, S.J., found a way to combine his global perspective with a call to the priesthood.
October 26, 2011
Some Jesuits take a fairly straight path to their vocations. For others…well, not so much. Lorenzo Herman would fall into the second category.
October 11, 2011
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a pilgrim? Well, here’s your chance.
September 27, 2011
New and familiar faces can be seen in the Arrupe Jesuit Community's most current group picture.
A special Mass was held Sept. 25 at the Chapel of St. Ignatius to honor the four SU Jesuits celebrating jubilee anniversaries this year.
September 13, 2011
Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry Joe Orlando is back at SU, recharged, ready to go and even more convinced that Jesuit education is at its best when it’s global.
August 29, 2011
Here's a trivia question: How many Jesuit institutions in the United States are currently led by non-Jesuits?
August 13, 2011
The chaplain of "The Colbert Report" answered a series of theological questions posed by the host.
August 3, 2011
What if America’s businesses operated according to Ignatian principles? So asks John Levesque, in the August edition of Seattle Business, inspired by his time on SU’s campus as a student in our Master of Fine Arts program.
July 27, 2011
Returning from an international forum of Jesuit business schools, Albers Dean Joe Phillips provided an interesting overview of the gathering on his blog. Among other highlights, the dean touched on an initiative to create new Jesuit business schools on the African continent, where none currently exist.
July 18, 2011
If you’re a big fan of Jesuit higher education, you have an important anniversary to mark this year.
June 14, 2011
Paul Janowiak, S.J., has been asked by the Jesuits to go to the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara in Berkeley, Calif. Before embarking on his new role, Father Janowiak took a few moments to share some thoughts on what’s ahead and to reflect on his time at SU.
May 17, 2011
It was announced in April that Frank Case, S.J., Jesuit assistant to the School of Law and the Albers School of Business and Economics, has been named vice president for mission at Gonzaga University. As he prepared to assume his new post in June, Father Case spent some time reflecting on what he’s done so far and what lies ahead.
May 3, 2011
There’s a number of changes underway for the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, and our very own president factors prominently in the transitions.
April 15, 2011
The Arrupe Seminar on the Foundations and Vision of Jesuit Education is an opportunity for faculty and staff to engage in a deeper way with the Jesuit heritage and ethos that animates our university.
April 5, 2011
Quentin Dupont, S.J., is at Seattle University this year as part of his formation as a Jesuit. He recently answered some questions about what he’s doing here, what comes next for him and more.
March 21, 2011
On a surprisingly beautiful Saturday in March, a group representing Seattle University’s finest women in mission, traveled to Bainbridge Island for a day of retreat.
March 7, 2011
Ever find yourself looking for a good Catholic iPhone app? Well, look no further—an Oregon Province Jesuit has compiled such a list.
February 22, 2011
Two well-known Jesuits will visit SU to make compelling presentations in the next two weeks.
February 7, 2011
February may be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t keep it from being a rather significant span of time for remembering great Jesuits of the past.
January 20, 2011
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) has compiled a list of Jesuit-educated members who are serving in the 112th Congress and the Obama Administration.
January 7, 2011
Mark Bosco, S.J., is at SU for winter quarter as the LeRoux Chair in the College of Arts and Sciences, coming to us from our sister Jesuit school, Loyola University Chicago. Fr. Bosco recently took a few moments to respond to some questions.
December 6, 2010
Anyone at SU two years ago will remember what a meaningful moment it was when we hosted the 2008 Opus Prize. The prize is given to faith-based humanitarians to assist them in their work. The 2010 Prize was recently awarded.
November 22, 2010
Loyola Press recently launched a series of multimedia presentations on the main themes of Ignatian spirituality based on work by Brian Grogan, S.J., and his Irish Jesuit colleagues.
October 25, 2010
Robert E. Kennedy, S.J., who is both a Jesuit priest and a Sōtō Zen Master, came to Seattle University for the Second Annual Sōtō Zen Seminar on Oct. 30.
September 27, 2010
One of our colleagues correctly identified 21 of the 26 Jesuits in their 2010-2011 group picture. Click the link below to find out who won the contest and for a full listing of who’s who in the photo.
September 10, 2010
Continuing that great Jesuit tradition of going where the need is greatest, the Jesuit Commons is an exciting, new program that strives to connect the intellectual capital of Jesuit colleges and universities with the world’s poorest communities.
August 23, 2010
Charles Currie, S.J., will step down as president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) next year, the association announced on Aug. 18. Father Currie will be succeeded by Greg Lucey, S.J., former president of Spring Hill College who also served at SU.
August 16, 2010
This month 13 recent SU graduates join the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. They will spend a year (and in some cases two) serving others in a variety of places throughout the country and even the world.
It's always been a defining hallmark of the Jesuits to go where the need is greatest, and that commitment is being seen again in New York City. As reported last week in The New York Times a Jesuit run middle
August 2, 2010
Gonzaga University recently appointed its first lay president, Thayne McCullough. He’s not alone in Jesuit higher education. Seven Jesuit institutions in the nation are led by lay presidents, and two have leaders who are religious, non-Jesuits.
July 15, 2010
This April Superior General of the Jesuits Adolfo Nicolás convened a conference of all presidents from Jesuit institutions of higher education worldwide. SU’s own President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., was there, and he recently sat down with The Commons to talk about what he took away from the experience.
June 11, 2010
The leaders of every Province of the Society of Jesus in the United States recently took the rare step of hand delivering a joint letter to the White House and each individual Congressional office to express concern over the immigration law recently enacted in Arizona.
May 4, 2010
This is a great opportunity within a lively, interesting discussion with peers that will deepen your understanding of the Jesuit foundations of Seattle University.
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