Campus News

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

Christmas Tree Lighting

Faculty and staff announcements

Here's the latest information and upcoming events at Seattle U.

December 5, 2019

Christmas Tree Lighting

Christmas at Seattle U

SU invites you to celebrate the holiday season with a number of holiday traditions.  

November 13, 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

Admin- Fall

President's Forum

Father Sundborg shares updates on the latest developments at SU.

November 12, 2019

Campaign for the Uncommon Good

Going Public

Seattle University launches The Campaign for the Uncommon Good.

November 1, 2019

Aligning with Our Mission

How do we be an inclusive and progressive Catholic and Jesuit university?

October 22, 2019

Professionals Without Borders in Belize

Learning by Serving

A passion for international service helps students define future paths.

October 18, 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

Lemieux Library and Learning Commons

A Pivotal Year for SU

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

October 3, 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

James Reichmann, S.J.

Remembering Father Reichmann

James Reichmann, S.J., served SU for more than a half a century

September 16, 2019

Sarah Cannon

“The Shame of Losing”

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

September 16, 2019

Jeanette Rodriguez

Lifting up the Best of Catholicism

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

September 13, 2019

Mary Bartholet

Remembering Mary Bartholet

Longtime nursing professor was a credit to her profession and a supporter of SU's mission.

September 5, 2019

Michelle Simoni at sea

Her Classroom Is the Sea

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

August 23, 2019

McGoldrick at Night

Ensuring Student Success

SU’s tutoring and study group programs are awarded additional certification by a national association.

August 12, 2019

Advancement and Alumni Building

SU Joins 2030 District

Seattle University has committed to a collaborative effort to reduce environmental impacts of building construction and operations in Seattle.

June 28, 2019

Allison Henrich, Steven Klee and David Neel

Powering Through

SU mathematics professors contribute to a new book for students struggling in the discipline.

June 25, 2019

Admin Rooftop

Seattle University Hires New CFO

Wilson Garone, an accomplished leader and financial professional, will join Seattle University this summer.

June 24, 2019

Father Sundborg and Father Chepe

One Year Later

Father Chepe discusses the crisis in Nicaragua and its effect on our sister Jesuit university.

June 21, 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

SUURA brochure

Celebrating Student Scholarship

An impressive array of student research was presented at the Seattle University Undergraduate Research Association (SUURA) Conference on May 31.

June 3, 2019

President's Forum- May 7, 2019

President's Forum

Father Sundborg updates campus community on key university developments.

May 29, 2019

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Celebration

Honoring Our Own

Staff and faculty receive awards at appreciation event.

May 20, 2019

Rosa Joshi delivers Red Talk

Toward a More Inclusive Theater

Red Talk presenter talks about putting a more diverse cast on stage.

May 17, 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

Admin Building at Seattle U

Remembering Mike Bisesi

Former SU professor embodied the spirit of community service.

April 30, 2019

Seattle U Men's Soccer Team and the crowd

Sport and the Environment

Seattle U's Brian McCullough is part of new Sport Ecology Group.

April 22, 2019

Michael Eric Dyson

The Uncomfortable Truth

Mission Day challenges SU community to confront white privilege.

April 12, 2019

The audience at Crosscut Festival

Big Issues and Bold Ideas

Crosscut Festival returns to Seattle U campus.

April 10, 2019

Seattle U Department of Public Safety Office

New Digs for Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety has moved to a new location on campus.

April 1, 2019

Seattle U Admin Building

McGoldrick Fellowship

Professor Paulette Kidder is named 2019-2020 recipient of prestigious fellowship.

March 26, 2019

Seattle U fountain with Admin Building in background

Service in Action

Seattle U ranks among the nation's top producers of Peace Corps participants. 

March 20, 2019

Serena Cosgrove, Father Chepe, Father Sosa, and members of the UCA Cabinet

In Solidarity with UCA

Professor Serena Cosgrove visits sister Jesuit school in Nicaragua.

March 13, 2019

Seattle U President Sundborg speaking

President's Forum

Father Sundborg updates faculty and staff on latest at SU.

March 12, 2019

Stephen Sundborg, President of Seattle University.

LMU Lawsuit

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., expresses full support for Provost.  

March 11, 2019

Seattle skyline

What Matters Most

Ridgway Scholar Belen Mesele, '22, is increasing health literacy among Seattle’s Ethiopian community.

February 27, 2019

Seattle University campus

Remembering André Yandl

Longtime mathematics professor passes away.

February 25, 2019

The Quad at Seattle U covered in snow

Collaborative Planning

Faculty and staff weigh in on university's future.

February 21, 2019

Dragon dance performance at the SU International Dinner Event

Let's Make a Month of It!

This year’s celebration of international education is a multi-week affair.

January 18, 2019

Laura Emiko Soltis

"The Urgency of Now"

Featured speaker at SU’s MLK Celebration will address immigration crisis

January 11, 2019

Sullivan Hall Law School

A Lasting Legacy

School of Law remembers former Dean Fredric Tausend

December 21, 2018

Kubota Japanese Maple in the process of being transplanted

New (but Temporary) Home

Prominent campus trees are moved to the Union Green.

December 19, 2018

Tyler Daniels on the “Wheel of Fortune”

Fortunate Experience

Civil engineering graduate takes his dream for a spin.

December 19, 2018

Students at The Union Green Park

Looking Ahead

Here are five things to watch for in 2019.

December 14, 2018

Lemieux Library

Democratic Policing

Criminal Justice receives major grant

December 14, 2018

School of Law professor Brooke Coleman hosting Red Talks

Red Talks Launches

Brooke Coleman delivers inaugural talk on diversity and inclusion.

December 11, 2018

SU College of Science and Engineering Building

Technology for Biodiversity

Alumna Sara Beery is making a difference with her research.

December 4, 2018

Executive Vice President Tim Leary speaking at the 2018 President's Welcome

Expanding Our We

During the 2018 President's Welcome, EVP Tim Leary invites faculty and staff to do the tough work of building community.

October 5, 2018

Rainbow by the fountain in the Quad

SU Divests--Now What?

Director of Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability shares thoughts on university’s decision.

October 3, 2018

Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen and Patrick Howell, S.J.

An Iconic Church Leader and Seattle U

The university had a great friend in Archbishop Hunthausen.

July 27, 2018

Attendees of the 2018 IAJBS World Forum

Innovation for Sustainability

Albers will host an international gathering of Jesuit schools.

July 13, 2018

SU Admin Building

Most Read

Here are the stories from the recently completed academic year that got the most clicks.

July 11, 2018

Students hanging out in front of the Student Center

Summer at SU: Top 10 To-Do List

The pace may be slower and the weather warmer, but there’s still plenty to do at Seattle U in the summertime.

June 26, 2018

Seattle University Park at night

Let the Games Begin

University serves as venue for Special Olympics.

June 18, 2018

SU College of Arts and Sciences Building

Inaugural Chair

Sarah Shultz is appointed the first chair of Arts and Sciences' Kinesiology Department.

June 15, 2018

Undergraduate students at the SU commencement ceremony

Distinguished Speakers

Sally Jewell and Samuel Green will speak at SU's commencement ceremonies on June 17.

June 13, 2018

Fr. Steve Sundborg, president of Seattle University

Q&A with Father Steve

SU's president reflects on a fulfilling and challenging academic year.

June 11, 2018

SU Garrand building in the Spring

Recognizing Excellence

Exemplary faculty and staff colleagues are honored at SU's annual appreciation event.

June 6, 2018

SU campus in the Spring

Gold Star

SU's sustainability efforts have earned high marks in a leading national rating system.

June 5, 2018

Red Night Out Awards Ceremony

Student Awards

Excellence, exemplary leadership and service was recognized at Red Night Out.

May 18, 2018

Father Steve Sundborg, president of Seattle University

Distinguished Leadership

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., honored by the University of Portland.

May 10, 2018

a student conducting research in a lab

Student Scholarship Surges

Undergraduate research will be spotlighted in forthcoming edition of SUURJ.

May 3, 2018

SU student and faculty volunteers hand-sorting compostable waste

RecycleMania

SU places 6th in the nation for its waste-diversion efforts.

April 20, 2018

an event at the Albers Business School

Albers-bound

SU's MSAL program is headed to business school and taking a new name.

April 20, 2018

Seattle U Lemieux Library

McGoldrick Fellow

Christina Roberts will receive the most prestigious award conferred upon an SU faculty member.

April 12, 2018

Students hanging out and studying outside Lemieux Library

Weigh in on Accreditation

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities will visit SU this month

April 10, 2018

Fr. Steve Sundborg speaking with community members

Shaping the World

The 2018 President's Report highlights SU's impact.

April 9, 2018

Seattle U Lemieux Library

National Recognition

The American Library Association will present an award to SU's library dean.

April 9, 2018

Seattle U Campus in the Fall

Promotions and Tenure

Interim Provost Bob Dullea announces faculty members who are receiving tenure or being promoted.

April 9, 2018

students studying inside the Student Athlete Services Center

Student-Centered

Athletics creates a new services center for student-athletes.

March 30, 2018

a candle being lit in commemoration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Eternal Light

SU to commemorate 50th anniversary of MLK's assassination.

March 23, 2018

Seattle waterfront and skyline

Finding Space

The School of Law will sponsor a forum on land use and homelessness.

March 21, 2018

Seattle skyline and moon at night

What to Do About Homelessness?

SU provides moviegoers with guides for addressing homelessness.

March 14, 2018

Debbie Black visiting the VAMOS! Children's Project in Cuernavaca

Transformational Journey

Staff person shares her experiences and takeaways from a recent immersion trip to Mexico.

March 13, 2018

Hilary Flanagan

New Leader for Career Services

Hilary Flanagan begins April 1 as SU's executive director of Career Services.

March 12, 2018

The audience at a Town Hall

An Urgent Conversation on Guns

The forum will be held at SU with Criminal Justice Chair Jackie Helfgott participating.

March 12, 2018

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein visiting Seattle U law school

Principled Service

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein visits the law school and encourages students to become public servants.

February 23, 2018

Seattle U Lemieux Library

Questioning "I Can Do It Again"

The visiting LeRoux Chair will deliver a public lecture on Feb. 27.

February 23, 2018

Jim and Jan Dwyer

Awesome Awardees

The 2018 Alumni Award recipients represent the best of SU.

February 15, 2018

Vi Hilbert Ethnobotanical Garden

Sense of Place

With Vi Hilbert Hall, the Upper Skagit elder will be honored on both the north and south ends of campus.

February 12, 2018

Seattle U Nursing Students performing mock procedures

National Leadership

SU’s nursing dean is elected to a key post for future of nursing education.

February 7, 2018

Seattle University and University of Washington Students dancing to fundraise to fight cancer

$206K for the 206

Dance Marathon's executive director makes a personal appeal to faculty and staff.

February 7, 2018

Recyclemania 2018 banner

Calling All Recycling Maniacs

SU vies for top spot in the 2018 intercollegiate competition to reduce waste.

February 1, 2018

a crowd of students walking through campus between classes

Accreditation

Attend an information session to learn about the accreditation process SU is undergoing.

January 31, 2018

Seattle U Sullivan Hall building exterior

From Paralympics to Law School

A former competitive rower's new goal is to earn a law degree.

January 29, 2018

Father Stephen Sundborg speaking

White Privilege

SU's president addresses racial justice in a talk on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 18, 2018

students studying at the Quad in the Spring

Poet Laureate

Washington's top poet Claudia Castro Luna is teaching in MRC this quarter.

January 17, 2018

Seattle U Campus in the Spring

New Face

SU welcomes double alumnus Jonathan Brown as the head of the Alumni Association.

January 16, 2018

Student shopping at Seattle U Campus Store

"The Campus Store that SU Deserves"

SU's campus store opens in a gleaming new space on busy corner.

January 10, 2018

Dance Marathon

The Quest for a Cure

Seattle University Dance Marathon strives to raise $80,000 in one day to help cure childhood cancer.

January 8, 2018

Students studying at the Quad

Real American Patriotism

Noted author and voice for justice, Khizr Khan, will speak on campus Dec. 8.

November 29, 2017

tulip magnolia blossoms in front of Garrand

A New Approach

A political science instructor shares lessons he learned from teaching his first fully online course.

November 20, 2017

Pink and red flowers on campus

Top Performer

Seattle University is ranked #8 nationally among master's institutions for its sustainable practices.

November 15, 2017

a pile of broken furniture in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria

Responding to the Call

Nursing professor Diane Switzer travels to Puerto Rico to help care for victims of Hurricane Maria.

November 13, 2017

President Sundborg speaking

President's Forum

Joined by six trustees, Father Steve provides updates on developments at Seattle U.

November 8, 2017

people gathered outside for a special service and tree planting

The Reformation at 500 Years

A service and tree planting at SU provides an opportunity to recommit to interfaith dialogue.

November 1, 2017

Liz Wong drawing a cat for preschoolers

Read for the Record

A recent national event promoted literacy and spotlighted the work SU student volunteers do with preschoolers.

October 25, 2017

aerial view of Seattle U campus in the Winter

This is a Test (But an Important One!)

SU staff members practice responding to a natural disaster.

October 23, 2017

students stroll on the upper deck of Lemieux Library at dusk

Prestigious Recognition

SU alumnus John Hopcroft receives an award from National Academy of Engineering.

October 17, 2017

view of campus chapel, reflecting pool, and Union Green on a sunny fall morning

Race and the Catholic Church

Bishop Edward Braxton will deliver first Catholic Heritage Lecture of the year.

October 13, 2017

looking upwards at the entrance to the Administration building and colorful fall trees

Support Relief Efforts

The SU community is encouraged to assist disaster-stricken areas.

September 29, 2017

Pigott building atrium filled with event attendees

Nobel Prize Recipient is SU-bound

The father of social business and microcredit Muhammad Yunus will visit campus on Oct. 12.

September 29, 2017

campus tree with leaves illuminated by sunlight

20 Years!

SU's president marks a momentous milestone.

September 26, 2017

a group of students talk and sit in a circle in the Lemieux Library plaza

Making a Difference

The Costco Scholarship Breakfast raises record support for deserving students.

September 26, 2017

tulip magnolia blossoms in front of Garrand

State of the University

President Sundborg paints a picture of Seattle University's new chapter.

September 21, 2017

the ramp leading to Admin building entrance

Function and Form Enhanced

The Administration Building gets a new entryway.

September 20, 2017

SU faculty and staff discussing Charlottesville

A Difficult Dialogue

Faculty and staff gather to discuss Charlottesville and race relations.

September 19, 2017

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

Welcome!

Many new colleagues have joined our ranks for the 2017-2018 academic year.

September 18, 2017

Summer Postcards

More than 70 faculty and staff sent in photos of their summer adventures. Here's the slideshow that was played at the Sept. 15 President's Welcome.

September 18, 2017

students at the quad and fountain in the spring

It’s “Go Time”

Faculty and staff gather for President’s Welcome to christen a new academic year.

September 15, 2017

a crowd of students dancing at the 2017 Dance Marathon

Best in the Nation

SU Dance Marathon wins an award for its record-breaking 2017 campaign.

September 12, 2017

a student accepting an award at Red Night Out

Stellar Students

Recipients of the 2017 student awards were announced at Red Night Out.

June 7, 2017

students working on their project for Projects Day

Projecting Excellence

SU's Projects Center celebrates 30 years of high-quality, real-world projects.

June 6, 2017

Dale Watanabe receiving the Exemplary Staff Award

Exemplary Colleagues

Faculty and staff receive special recognition at 2017 appreciation event.

May 31, 2017

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

Provost's Faculty Awards

Jennifer Loertscher and Quinton Morris receive prestigious awards

May 23, 2017

Seattle University alumni in Jakarta, Indonesia

Dean's Blog: Journey to Jakarta

Joe Phillips of Albers shares details of his recent trip to Indonesia.

May 19, 2017

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

Bannan Scholars

The 2017-2018 Bannan Scholars were announced by Interim Provost Bob Dullea today.

May 18, 2017

mock up building design of new student dorm and office building

Construction Underway of New 10-Story Dorm & Office Building

The facility is expected to open fall 2018.

May 15, 2017

students studying outside Lemieux Library on a sunny Spring day

Naef Scholars

Seattle University announces the 2017-2018 student recipients.

May 15, 2017

a math professor and two students working on a research project

Spotlighting Student Scholarship

Undergraduate students write a new chapter with an inaugural research journal.

May 11, 2017

students reading at the fountain in the Quad

Why We Give

Faculty and Staff Campaign co-chairs discuss why it’s important to support the institution and its students.

May 11, 2017

yellow flowers on a tree with students walking through campus in the background

Tenure and Promotion

Interim Provost announced the faculty who are receiving tenure or being promoted.

May 1, 2017

people gathered to discuss homelessness and the affordable housing crisis

A Faith-based Response

The Center for Religious Wisdom and World Affairs will host an inaugural symposium on homelessness.

April 20, 2017

Seattle U President Stephen Sundborg

Backbone of Financial Aid

SU's president joins other education leaders in asking legislature to fully fund State Need Grant.

April 17, 2017

campus tree with leaves illuminated by sunlight

High Honors

SU's 2017 Alpha Sigma Nu inductees excel academically and represent the highest Jesuit ideals.

April 14, 2017

A student reading in a hammock at the Quad

Planting Our Way to Tree Campus USA

SU will welcome a new grove of trees to the Quad.

April 13, 2017

Students chatting and walking to class

Therefore Be It Resolved...

The Washington House of Representatives recognizes SU's impact.

April 10, 2017

a group of students at a nursing lab

New Home

Diagnostic Ultrasound program will join the College of Nursing on July 1.

April 7, 2017

view of campus chapel, reflecting pool, and Union Green on a sunny fall morning

New Scholars

Center for Religious Wisdom and World Affairs announces first cohort.

March 15, 2017

a group of students sitting in a circle on the lawn in front of the Student Center

Seattle University Honored for Transfer Student Program

SU is the only institution in the Northwest to be recognized.

March 13, 2017

the fountain at the Quad with Fall trees in the background

Five More Years

SU's trustees vote to reappoint Father Steve to a fifth five-year term and strengthen the university's SRI efforts

March 1, 2017

Students Celebrate the Dance Marathon Success

Big-Time Impact

SU Dance Marathon blows by special anniversary goal, surpasses impressive milestone

February 22, 2017

an author signing a book

Search for Meaning

Here are five things you need to know about this year's festival.

February 22, 2017

students hanging out outside the Student Center

Birds-eye View

A striking new installation in Student Center inspires playfulness, pondering.

February 17, 2017

west exterior of St. Ignatius chapel features  a Roman ocher paint finish and modern stained glass windows

Mission Examen

SU joins other universities in examining its Jesuit, Catholic identity and mission

February 13, 2017

Students walking to class

Highly ranked

In recent months, Seattle University has garnered high rankings in the areas of sustainability, food service and salaries after graduation.

February 9, 2017

Nursing students practicing with mock procedures

Welcome, Victoria and Mark

College of Nursing’s new birthing simulator provides realistic educational experience for students.

February 2, 2017

Cover of the City of Seattle Proclamation

Seattle's University

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray proclaims Homecoming "Seattle University Weekend."

January 30, 2017

yellow flowers on a tree with students walking through campus in the background

Educator of the Year

Becky Cobb of the School of Theology and Ministry receives Educator of the Year award

January 27, 2017

the South Lake Union waterfront from Gas Works park

Donated Beds

Seattle University gives 200 beds to local charities

January 26, 2017

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

Excellence in Research

Mary Alberg receives a new research award presented by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

November 22, 2016

The fountain at the Quad

Reflection on Election

SU president issues a statement on the 2016 election.

November 9, 2016

Lemieux Library

Burly Gift

The power of the natural world is celebrated in a newly arrived sculpture carved from a redwood burl.

October 24, 2016

a closeup of thin taper beeswax candles inside the St. Ignatius chapel

New Leader

Father Arturo Sosa was elected Superior General of the Jesuits at General Congregation 36 earlier this month in Rome.

October 24, 2016

Garrand Building in the Spring

Quite the Family Legacy

Sinead Thornhill is the 25th member of her family to attend Seattle U

October 24, 2016

Chapel of St. Ignatius in the Spring

The Catholic Church and Sport

Patrick Kelly, S.J., participates in a worldwide gathering hosted by the Vatican

October 12, 2016

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

New Faces

Nearly 100 new faculty and staff joined SU in time for 2016-2017

October 11, 2016

SU student worker grooming plants on campus

Seeing a Different Kind of Beauty

Institutions such as SU have a deeper responsibility to model environmental stewardship.

October 11, 2016

Students hanging out at the Quad during the Spring

Dynamics of Aggression

Francisco Guerrero’s artwork takes bold new direction in exhibition opening in Vachon Gallery.

October 11, 2016

Ariel-view of the Quad and surrounding buildings

What a Week!

A dizzying few days leads up to SU's 125th anniversary kickoff.

September 28, 2016

Our Common Endeavors

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., outlined four priorities for SU's 2016-2017 academic year in his welcome remarks to faculty and staff on Sept. 16.

September 26, 2016

Chapel of St. Ignatius in the Fall

Where Faith and Social Action Meet

The School of Theology and Ministry launches the Center for Religious Wisdom.

September 26, 2016

looking upwards at the entrance to the Administration building and colorful fall trees

Let’s Celebrate!

University marks important milestone; yearlong slate of festivities planned

September 14, 2016

Edward Reed, smiling while teaching a class

Immersed in Europe

Ed Reed reflects on his international travels with the men's basketball team.

September 12, 2016

west exterior of St. Ignatius chapel features  a Roman ocher paint finish and modern stained glass windows

SU and World Youth Day

A Seattle U delegation attends a special gathering with Catholic youths and the pope.

August 22, 2016

Seattle University Youth Initiative at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School

Key Support

Funding from KeyBank will support Youth Initiative as it continues to build its partnership with neighboring schools

August 22, 2016

The three murals at a busy Cherry Street Market

Powerful Portraits

New murals in the Student Center celebrate Native American leaders of the Northwest.

August 22, 2016

Ariel-view of campus in the winter

In High Regard

The Fiske Guide lists Seattle University among the "best and most interesting schools" in the U.S. and beyond.

July 14, 2016

Student sitting and reading at the fountain in the Spring

Most Read

The top 10 Commons articles from 2015-2016 reflect an interest in SU's Jesuits, rankings, new directions and more.

July 13, 2016

SU students volunteering

Just Sustainability

The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability gets ready to expand the dialogue on climate change.

July 12, 2016

Pink and red flowers blooming on campus

Alabaster Jar

At Baccalaureate Mass, Father Steve shares a personal story about his journey toward becoming a Jesuit.

June 20, 2016

attendees mingle in the lobby of Bannan building for Science and Engineering

Dancer, Engineer, Mathematician

SU senior Sara Beery has received a prestigious NSF fellowship.

June 8, 2016

Yellow flowers and students walking in the background

Spring Update

In his latest video update, Father Steve looks back on Spring Quarter.

June 8, 2016

SU President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

Presidential Ponderings

Father Steve gamely fields questions on Seattle University and a variety of other topics.

June 8, 2016

students soak in the sun on the benches of St. Ignatius chapel and the Reflecting Pool

Chapter of the Year

National Jesuit honor society recognizes SU for its excellent programming and more

May 25, 2016

Pat O'Leary, S.J.

Finding Joy in Being Available

Pat O’Leary, S.J., prepares for new ministry in Spokane

May 25, 2016

Lemieux Library at dawn

Mirroring the Mission

Diane Schmitz and Byron Lynch are being honored with exemplary staff awards.

May 25, 2016

crowd of students at commencement ceremony

Esteemed Visitors

Two distinguished leaders in education will speak at SU’s commencement ceremonies.

May 10, 2016

Women's Varsity Crew Team rowing at night

Special Honor

Women’s rowing team names a boat for Pat Kelly, S.J.

May 10, 2016

Flowers and bikes on campus

Striking Gold, Eyeing Platinum

Seattle University is rated among leading institutions for its efforts in advancing sustainability.

May 10, 2016

Roshanak Roshandel standing in front of the Engineering Building

Narrowing the Gap

Roshanak Roshandel is first woman chair of Computer Science and Software Engineering

May 10, 2016

Students studying on the grass outside Lemieux Library

New High-water Mark

A record number of SU students receive Fulbrights for 2016-2017.

April 27, 2016

Spring blossoming trees with Sullivan Law School in the background

Spirit of Community

The 2016 award recipients represent the best of Seattle U.

April 27, 2016

Alan Mulally speaking

Welcoming a Proven Leader

Former Ford and Boeing CEO Alan Mulally joins Seattle University as Senior Fellow

April 25, 2016

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

How Women Decide

New book by Therese Huston looks at gender differences, similarities in problem-solving.

April 25, 2016

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

Deeply Committed

This year’s Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign co-chairs live and breathe Seattle U.

April 12, 2016

Title page of "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin

True Original

SU gratefully receives gift of rare Darwin book

April 12, 2016

Mission Day 2016

The Promise and Challenge of Racial Justice

Mission Day sparks a conversation on how the university can better live up to its values.

April 12, 2016

exterior view of the Casey building atrium

Building the World from East to West

New video tells the story of Matteo Ricci College's namesake.

April 12, 2016

Students walking through campus on a sunny day

Honor Roll

SU is the only institution on West Coast named to inaugural list for community college transfer support.

March 31, 2016

Dan Dombrowski

Teacher-Scholar Personified

2016-2017 McGoldrick Fellow Dan Dombrowski sits down with The Commons

March 30, 2016

Exterior of the Sullivan Law School

Freedom!

Client of law school's clinic finally freed from prison

March 29, 2016

Salad bar at Cherry Street Market

Waste Not...

SU regularly donates thousands of pounds of food to help feed hungry.

March 29, 2016

Student reading in a hammock between trees at the Quad

Our Significant Trees

Campus trees appeal to emotions even as they support the ecosystem

March 15, 2016

Albers School Pigott Building

High Rankings

Business and law school programs earn top 25 marks nationally in latest U.S. News ‘Best Graduate Schools’ rankings

March 15, 2016

Trish Henley

Elevating Online Education

The School of New and Continuing Studies launches two new BA programs.

March 15, 2016

Bannan building

Kudos!

A staff member takes time to reflect on what makes her colleagues so special.

March 15, 2016

attendees at the 2015 Dance Marathon

Mission Accomplished (and Then Some)

SU’s 2016 Dance Marathon establishes new high-water mark for good cause

March 3, 2016

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., giving a speech

Art of Impact

President's Report details a thriving university with bigger plans

March 2, 2016

bright red and white SU umbrella on a rainy day

Ready to Launch

New Alfie Scholars program will enroll transfer students, increase diversity and promote civility

March 1, 2016

a group of students talk and sit in a circle in the Lemieux Library plaza

Shining Bright

SU is again a top producer of students receiving Fulbright awards.

March 1, 2016

Emily Lord, KXSU general manager, puts Seattle University's KXSU live onto the air waves

Dialed In!

For the first time, SU will broadcast on FM radio

February 17, 2016

Lemieux Library and Plaza at dusk

Easing the Transition

Seattle University receives $3 million contract to improve transition outcomes for secondary students with disabilities.

February 16, 2016

Pigott building atrium filled with event attendees

Search for Meaning

SU's popular book festival will feature 50 regional, national and international authors

February 16, 2016

St. Ignatius fountain in the afternoon shaded quad

New Frontier

Matteo Ricci College is partnering with Catholic high schools to offer hybrid coursework.

February 16, 2016

Bryan Adamson

Highly Regarded

Law school's Bryan Adamson receives prestigious national award.

February 3, 2016

view of campus chapel, reflecting pool, and Union Green on a sunny fall morning

A Church in War

Guest speaker describes the role of the Church, Jesuits in Middle East conflict

February 2, 2016

a red painted steel sculpture by Calder - a Seattle icon on the waterfront on a grey day

Gourmet Mouse

A furry friend with exquisite taste visits Marketing Communications.

February 2, 2016

students reading at the fountain in the Quad

Stress Relief

On-campus massage therapy is now available to faculty, staff and students.

February 2, 2016

Two students walking back to Xavier Hall in the winter

Eventful Times

Winter quarter is a dizzyingly busy time for our university.

January 19, 2016

Students walking to class

SU Moves

Student develops new wellness opportunity at SU.

January 19, 2016

Zheng Performance at the 2016 International Dinner

"Crossroads for the World"

Ryan Greene, director of the International Student Center, previews International Week.

January 19, 2016

a group of students sitting in a circle on the lawn in front of the Student Center

Unite

Author reflects on possibilities for renewal and interconnectedness

January 19, 2016

students stroll on the upper deck of Lemieux Library at dusk

Moonlighting for the Last Sunset

Luke Green and friends develop a sci-fi card game now in stores.

January 19, 2016

warm glow of the Student Center cafeteria and library at dusk

Demystifying the Faculty Developer

Study coauthored by David Green provides the fullest picture to date.

December 8, 2015

looking upwards at the entrance to the Administration building and colorful fall trees

Driven to Excel

True to form, SU’s ROTC cadets prevail in regional competition.

December 8, 2015

Ariel view of campus on a sunny winter day

Hall of Fame

Athletics announces 2016 inductees.

December 8, 2015

The Quad covered in snow

Time of Thanks

President Sundborg counts the university’s many blessings.

November 24, 2015

Albers School Pigott Building

Game Changer

VP for Student Development Michele Murray is honored as a top business woman in the state.

November 23, 2015

SU students volunteering at Bailey Gatzert elementary school

"Premier Partner"

Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland lauds the impact of the Seattle University Youth Initiative.

November 22, 2015

crowd of SU students cheering

Time for Tip-off!

The men's and women's basketball teams both take to the hardwood for the 2015-2016 campaign.

November 10, 2015

a veteran spending time on a farm as a way to relax

Dirt Therapy

College of Education faculty are measuring the impact of care farms for veterans.

November 6, 2015

SU Men's Soccer playing Utah Valley

Greening the Games

SU's new graduate certificate will prepare leaders to help make the sports industry more sustainable.

November 6, 2015

Alan Mulally speaking

Transformational Leadership

Alan Mulally shares the secrets of his success at Ford and Boeing.

November 6, 2015

the South Lake Union waterfront from Gas Works park

Honoring a True Person for Others

Longtime SU supporter and advocate Anne Farrell is this year's Ignatius Medal recipient.

October 26, 2015

a closeup of thin taper beeswax candles inside the St. Ignatius chapel

Religion and Politics

Professor Dan Dombrowski addresses European Parliament on a volatile, vexing issue.

October 26, 2015

Austin Lively running a home run

Just for Sport?

New book edited by Patrick Kelly, S.J., is a critical examination of youth sports in the U.S. 

October 26, 2015

west exterior of St. Ignatius chapel features  a Roman ocher paint finish and modern stained glass windows

Delio on Climate Change

Noted scholar Sister Ilia Delio visits SU to deliver Catholic Heritage Lecture and meet with students.

October 26, 2015

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

Excellence by Design

Computer Science and Software Engineering Professor Adair Dingle has won an Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award.

October 13, 2015

the front of Lemieux Library on a sunny day

Good Theater

Albers professor Meena Rishi is the first South Asian woman to be nominated for a Gregory Award.

October 13, 2015

students walk through campus on a rainy day

Reflective Leadership

SGSU President Mallory Barnes-Ohlson is drawing on Jesuit principles to improve the student experience.

October 13, 2015

view of the fountain and campus quad

Welcoming a Legend

Acclaimed author Ursula Le Guin will visit Seattle U on Oct. 28.

October 13, 2015

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

Our Year Ahead

President Sundborg lays out the priorities for 2015-2016 and a vision for more distant future.

September 29, 2015

a group of students sitting in a circle on the lawn in front of the Student Center

Examining Race

The mother of Trayvon Martin will speak at a free event for the SU community.

September 28, 2015

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

Welcome, Newcomers!

SU welcomes nearly 120 new faculty and staff for 2015-2016 academic year.

September 28, 2015

Student performing research in a lab

Prestigious Award

A new grant from the National Institutes of Health further establishes SU as a high-level research environment.

September 28, 2015

Albers graduate students in class

Huge Improvement

The new Eastside campus is better suited to the needs of Albers and SU.

September 15, 2015

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

Excellence Continued

Seattle University again earns a top-10 ranking in U.S. News & World Report's college guide.

September 14, 2015

Students walking near the Student Center with Loo Wit sculpture in the background

Stop, Look, Return and Enjoy

SU welcomes bold new sculpture into its growing collection of artistic treasures. 

September 14, 2015

closeup of bright pink and red flowers on campus

Foot in the Door

Summer internships give young people a shot at honing skills and building resumes.

September 14, 2015

Outside of Bannan and Engineering Building on a Spring evening

Invaluable Experience

SU student Alaina Bever participates in a prestigious scholars program.

August 18, 2015

SU Women's Basketball Team warming up at the Connolly Center

Connolly 2.0

SU's athletics center is undergoing the most significant renovation in its history.

August 18, 2015

a student reading in front of a large tree on campus

Necessity of Life

The dry summer has SU gardeners getting creative.

August 17, 2015

SU women's basketball team pre-game huddle

Early Birds

Student-athletes arrive on campus and get ready for the fall season.

August 17, 2015

Seattle University students working with Bailey Gatzert Elementary School students as part of SUYI

Taking the Initiative…Further

The Youth Initiative’s partnership with area middle school will deepen with support from new grant.

July 15, 2015

exterior view of the Casey building atrium

Most Read Stories

From the pope to coffee, top 10 stories of 2014-2015 run the gamut.

July 14, 2015

the fountain at the Quad with Fall trees in the background

“You Shall Always be in My Heart”

Father Sullivan's enduring love for SU was evident in his final commencement speech as president.

July 13, 2015

a bird perched atop a tree branch with yellow flowers

For the Birds (and Other Species)

Fine Arts students create new homes for creatures in garden behind the Admin Building.

July 13, 2015

Pigott building atrium filled with event attendees

Saluting Scholarly Excellence

The inaugural recipients of the Provost Awards are announced.

June 10, 2015

a member of SU Men's Golf watching the ball after a stroke

Ambassador for the Game

Alumna Shon Crewe brings a fresh voice to an age-old sport.

June 9, 2015

campus tree with leaves illuminated by sunlight

My Search

An SU student reflects on a powerful retreat experience.

June 9, 2015

Matteo Ricci students focused during class

Art that Empowers

Matteo Ricci students learn how theater can build community.

June 9, 2015

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

Q&A with the President

The Commons caught up with President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

June 9, 2015

Exterior view of the SU William Eisiminger Fitness Center

Saving a Life

Fitness Center staff and patrons responded quickly-and successfully-to a life-threatening emergency.

May 21, 2015

Dean Michael Quinn talks with students about their research projects during an open house

Student Research

SU's commitment to student research was on full display Friday, May 8.

May 20, 2015

students at the quad and fountain in the spring

Just Outstanding

This year’s staff award recipients go above and beyond in living out the university’s mission.

May 19, 2015

looking upwards at the entrance to the Administration building and colorful fall trees

Honoring in Memory

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., announced that Michael Silver will posthumously be awarded the James B. McGoldrick, S.J., Fellowship.

May 18, 2015

Lemieux Library and Plaza at dusk

More Fulbrights

Three SU professors receive prestigious awards for international work.

May 5, 2015

Exterior view of Sullivan Law School on a sunny day

Remarkable Opportunity

Law students are on hand as governor signs bill they helped to pass.

May 4, 2015

St. Ignatius fountain in the afternoon shaded quad

A Life of Adventures and … Llamas

Larry Hubbell has taken an interesting journey to SU’s Institute of Public Service.

May 4, 2015

students reading at the fountain in the Quad

Spirit of Community

The Center for Service and Community Engagement will honor faculty, staff, students, partners and a project.

May 4, 2015

SU student Fred Seymour performing a song on guitar

SU Strummers

Guitar instructor Susan Palmer sees SU’s education striking a chord with her student.

April 21, 2015

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

My Fluorescent God

SU alumnus Joe Guppy's book chronicles his struggle with mental illness.

April 21, 2015

students stroll on the upper deck of Lemieux Library at dusk

Truman Scholar!

Junior Olivia Smith is the recipient of a prestigious academic award.

April 21, 2015

yellow flowers on a tree with students walking through campus in the background

All about the Students

Mary Sepulveda and Bernie Liang are this year’s Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign co-chairs.

April 8, 2015

The Quad at Seattle U

Powerful Story

SU staff collaborate to enhance a local man's mobility.

April 7, 2015

Ariel view of campus on a sunny winter day

At Home

The School of Theology and Ministry is set to graduate its first Muslim student.

April 7, 2015

Pigott building atrium filled with event attendees

Three Decades of Distinction

Past and present Alumni Awards winners will be fêted on April 18.

April 7, 2015

SU students working on their laptops in the library

Meeting Students Where They Are

Grounded in Jesuit values, SU's Adult Education and Training program goes online.

March 25, 2015

the fountain at the Quad with Fall trees in the background

Psychotherapy for the Other

A new book published by Krycka and Kunz examines the philosophy of Levinas.

March 25, 2015

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

Celebratory News

Tenure and promotions for faculty have been announced for next academic year.

March 25, 2015

students sitting on the grass outside Lemieux Library

The Path Less Taken

The President's Report highlights the accomplishments and trajectory of a university on the move.

March 25, 2015

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

"Changing the World"

The School of Theology and Ministry is named a top seminary.

March 10, 2015

Exterior of Bannan and Engineering Building

Preparing Professionals

SU's new master of science in structural engineering is accepting applications.

March 9, 2015

Albers School Pigott Building

Off to See the Oracle

A group of Albers graduate students meets Warren Buffett.

March 9, 2015

A student preparing to air KXSU

Confessions of a DJ

John Popko--aka "Nigel"--finds humor admidst technical difficulties.

March 9, 2015

Exterior of Lemieux Library on a bright, sunny day

Part of the Solution

Nursing Dean Kristen Swanson is appointed to a key national leadership post.

February 23, 2015

a group of students sitting in a circle on the lawn in front of the Student Center

Safer Schools

SU hosts a conference to empower area students and keep them safe.

February 23, 2015

Students dancing during the Dance Marathon

Cause for Dancing

SU students break their fundraising record with the 2015 Dance Marathon.

February 23, 2015

Students talking and walking through campus

Top of the List

SU is among the nation's top producers of Fulbright scholars and students.

February 23, 2015

an author signing a book

Why We're Here

More than 50 authors and scholars are set to participate in Search for Meaning Book Festival.

February 10, 2015

a group of students talk and sit in a circle in the Lemieux Library plaza

Happy Anniversary!

SU's Premajor Studies Program celebrates 25 years of serving undeclared students.

February 9, 2015

a student reading a book in front of a large tree on campus

The Meditating Monk Re-imagined

Sharon Suh publishes a new book on Buddhism in film.

February 9, 2015

Exterior of Lemieux Library with lights on in the evening

Isn’t That Special?

A limited edition, two-volume bible has been donated to Seattle University.

January 27, 2015

attendees mingle in the lobby of Bannan building for Science and Engineering

Active Teaching

Mathematics professor Allison Henrich is receiving a prestigious award for undergraduate teaching. 

January 27, 2015

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J. giving a speech

About the Dream

SU president tells the story behind Martin Luther King's iconic speech. 

January 26, 2015

traditional dance during the international dinner

Going International

International Week celebrates the multiplicity of cultures at Seattle U.

January 26, 2015

John Dougherty wearing a SU scarf

Hall of Famer

We will soon be able to refer to our colleague John Dougherty as a bona fide hall of famer.

January 26, 2015

students walk through campus on a rainy day

Big Important Survey

All faculty, staff and students are being asked to weigh in on the university's campus climate.

January 13, 2015

a crowd of people in the Albers Business School Lobby

Leading with Laughter

Albers professor Colette Hoption investigates how leaders use humor effectively.

January 12, 2015

a student worker trimming a leafy bush on campus

Signing on

SU is the first educational institution to sign the Washington Business Climate Declaration.

January 12, 2015

students lounging on the grass to the side of Sullivan Law School

Filling a Need

With ABA approval secured, the School of Law is preparing to open a satellite campus in Anchorage.

January 12, 2015

a player on SU men's basketball shooting a hoop

Hall of Fame

Athletics announces 2016 inductees into SU Hall of Fame

January 8, 2015

a student grabbing a small planter with sprouts

Food With Spirit

Urban agriculture meets service to others with a new program launched by SU students and staff.

December 8, 2014

view of campus chapel, reflecting pool, and Union Green on a sunny fall morning

Ignatian Exchange

SU and UCA colleagues collaborate to share in Ignatian retreats at both institutions.

December 8, 2014

Seattle University license plate

SU Pride on Your Ride

The new Seattle University license plate provides critical scholarship support for students.

December 8, 2014

Organic mixed greens at Cherry Street Market

Delicious Dilemma

A staffer debates calories or wellness points.

November 24, 2014

students at the quad and fountain in the spring

I’m Grateful for…

Seattle University faculty and staff share their gratitude.

November 24, 2014

Sullivan Hall - Seattle U's School of Law

Advocate for Access

Professor Lustbader is being honored for opening the law school to underrepresented students.

November 24, 2014

Bags of Fair Trade coffee

Coffee with a Conscience

SU is the first university in Northwest to achieve Fair Trade University designation.

November 24, 2014

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J. in the Lemieux Library

Forty Five Minutes with Francis

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., recounts the unusual chain of events that placed him in the company of the leader of the Catholic Church.

November 13, 2014

Salad Bar at Cherry Street Market

Full Plate

New general manager of Bon Appétit brings decades of experience.

November 11, 2014

bright red and white SU umbrella on a rainy day

Unwavering Supporters

University's highest honor is bestowed on dedicated alumni, community advocates.

November 11, 2014

Campus solar panels

Energy and Society

New Core course examines complex issues related to global warming.

November 11, 2014

Seattle U Men's Basketball Team in a group huddle

Winter Sports Preview

Expectations are high as SU's student-athletes prepare for the upcoming season.

October 29, 2014

the fountain at the Quad with Fall trees in the background

Land of Plenty

Autumn is a time for counting our blessings and remembering our responsibilities.

October 28, 2014

west exterior of St. Ignatius chapel features  a Roman ocher paint finish and modern stained glass windows

Voice for Justice

Cardinal Peter Turkson, a high-ranking Vatican official, will be on campus next week.

October 28, 2014

plant leaves sprouting from the dirt

Driven to Be Green

SU is lauded for reducing carbon—and saving cash—with its new Night Hawk fleet.

October 24, 2014

A student reading in a hammock between trees in the Quad

Stepping It Up

The university is bolstering its efforts to combat sexual misconduct.

October 14, 2014

campus tree with leaves illuminated by sunlight

Honor Roll Finalist

The White House has included SU on a short list for a prestigious award.

October 13, 2014

Mass of The Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit

Rector Tom Lucas, S.J., invites students into a deeper educational experience.

October 13, 2014

Eric Sype leaning on a large tree

Natural Leader

Student Government President Eric Sype's leadership skills surfaced at an early age.

October 13, 2014

Exterior of the Sullivan Law School

Justice is Served

A law school clinic helps secure reparations for a man in Mexico who was unjustly imprisoned.

September 29, 2014

a nursing student reviewing papers in a nursing lab

Let the Healing Begin

College of Nursing faculty and students launch a new initiative to help homeless people regain their health.

September 29, 2014

The Quad at Seattle U

Beginning the Conversation

President Sundborg rings in the new academic year by inviting faculty and staff into greater, more inclusive dialogue.

September 29, 2014

a professor and engineering student working on a project

Reflective Learning

SU is part of a consortium that is promoting more reflection in science and engineering education.

September 29, 2014

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

Telling Our Story

Driven by data, the university's new brand concept comes to life.

September 18, 2014

students studying outside Lemieux Library on a sunny Spring day

The SU Brand: A Q&A

Two members of the university's Brand Leadership Group share their thoughts on how SU's brand initiative is going so far.

September 17, 2014

closeup of the unique Lemieux Library windows

Failing the Trapeze

Susan Meyers' award-winning debut novel depicts circus life.

September 16, 2014

looking upwards at the entrance to the Administration building and colorful fall trees

Big Step Forward

The School of Theology and Ministry hosts a gathering of international scholars even as it mourns a close friend.

September 16, 2014

a group of students sitting in a circle on the lawn in front of the Student Center

In High Regard

Seattle University is ranked number 5 in the West.

September 16, 2014

students soak in the sun on the benches of St. Ignatius chapel and the Reflecting Pool

Q&A with Tammy Liddell

The new director of Campus Ministry is finding SU a familiar yet distinctive place.

August 19, 2014

members of SU Women's Cross Country Team taking off in a race

Here We Go!

SU fall sports are set to kick off their fall campaigns.

August 19, 2014

SU Facilities Team helping to repaint the interior of Bailey Gatzert Elementary School

Transforming a School—In One Day

SU teams with a national organization on a day of service at Bailey Gatzert.

August 18, 2014

a student working on a laptop

One Year, New Career

SU is responding to one of the fastest growing job sectors by launching an online web development certificate program.

July 15, 2014

a bird perched atop a tree with fall leaves

Just Sustainability

A key milestone is marked in the life of the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability as it hosts its inaugural conference.

July 14, 2014

Albers School Pigott Building

Parting Words

A retiring Albers professor looks back on an illustrious career that spanned 47 years.

July 8, 2014

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

Catching up with Ryan Sawyer

SU's second Rhodes Scholar talks about his time at the university and life since graduating.

July 8, 2014

students walk through campus on a rainy day

Featured in Fiske

Seattle University is listed among the guide's top 300 colleges and universities.

July 2, 2014

Lemieux Library and Plaza at dusk

What You Read

The 10 most read stories of the year featured Jesuits, academics, presidents, bibliophiles, gardeners and, yes, even zombies!

June 17, 2014

exterior view of the Casey building atrium

Looking Back

Retiring faculty member Bill Taylor reflects on 60-plus years at SU.

June 16, 2014

students reading at the fountain in the Quad

Opening Doors

Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign co-chair invites colleagues to contribute to SU and its students.

June 16, 2014

3 engineering students working in a lab together

Electrifying Education

SU wins two engineering awards and continues an impressive run.

June 16, 2014

Four nursing students in a nursing lab

Meeting a Critical Need

The College of Nursing receives scholarship funding to support second-career nurses from underrepresented groups.

June 2, 2014

view of the fountain and campus quad

Core Curriculum Covers Covens

SU faculty member Tracey Pepper offers course on witch hunts.

June 2, 2014

a closeup of thin taper beeswax candles inside the St. Ignatius chapel

Welcome Table

SU will host the National Association for Women in Catholic Higher Education's biennial conference.

June 2, 2014

Spirit of Community Award winners

Marking a Milestone

The Center for Service and Community Engagement celebrates 10 years and honors key supporters.

May 21, 2014

the fountain at the Quad with Fall trees in the background

Hypotheses Tested

The Celebration of Research showcased the scholarly pursuits of SU students.

May 21, 2014

3 engineering students working on a project together

Projecting Excellence

Projects Day features a record-setting number of emerging real-life solutions.

May 20, 2014

bright red and white SU umbrella on a rainy day

Accolades Add Up

Controller's Office staff members Mark Schoen and Jonathan Seeber will receive this year's staff awards.

May 20, 2014

the crowd at QuadStock at night

Still Rockin'

As Quadstock marks 25 years, its founders reflect on the beginnings of this popular SU tradition.

May 7, 2014

a group of students sitting in a circle on the lawn in front of the Student Center

Turning a Challenge into a Gift

SU student Maia Schumacher receives a national award for overcoming obstacles.

May 6, 2014

students at the quad and fountain in the spring

Farewell, Mark Burnett

Mark Burnett is leaving SU this month after three and a half decades of service to the university.

May 6, 2014

Agnieszka Miguel helping two students on a computer

Closing the Gap

With a record-setting grant from the NSF, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is working to meet an industry need.

May 6, 2014

downtown Seattle skyline with space needle and Mt. Rainier shot from Kerry Park

Shining a Light on Homelessness

A report produced by a Journalism Fellow wins a prestigious award.

April 23, 2014

west exterior of St. Ignatius chapel features  a Roman ocher paint finish and modern stained glass windows

Thank You, Father Bayard

Director of Campus Ministry Mike Bayard, S.J., reflects on his time at SU as he prepares for his next adventure.

April 22, 2014

a bike in a bike stand next to pink flowers

A "Forever Mission"

Newly released sustainability report highlights progress toward goals.

April 22, 2014

Exterior of Sullivan Law School surrounded by blooming trees in the spring

Spring Break for Others

Law students in Professor Won Kidane’s class helped refugees stay in the United States.

April 22, 2014

closeup of pink and red flowers on campus

Celebrating SU's Best

Six remarkable individuals will be honored with alumni awards next week.

April 8, 2014

looking upwards at the entrance to the Administration building and colorful fall trees

The Place Called Skull

Father O'Malley's book chronicles atrocities inflicted upon Catholic priests during the Holocaust.

April 4, 2014

a group of students sitting in a circle on the lawn in front of the Student Center

Inclusive Education

A delegation of five experts from the country Georgia visited SU to learn more about the Center for Change in Transition Services.

April 4, 2014

Students sitting in the Union Green park in the spring

Catching up with Ciscoe

The former SU gardener visits the campus he carefully stewarded for many years.

March 26, 2014

a crowd of people on a tour of edible plants on campus

Examining Sustainability

Mission Day is an opportunity to celebrate the university’s leadership on sustainability, while collectively envisioning a deeper commitment.

March 26, 2014

students soak in the sun on the benches of St. Ignatius chapel and the Reflecting Pool

New Perspective

Ned Hayes's debut novel was heavily influenced by his time at the School of Theology and Ministry.

March 25, 2014

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

Act of Faith

With support from SU, Tyrone Brown presents a re-imagined passion play.

March 25, 2014

students walk through campus on a rainy day

Walking the Talk

Nursing professor Karen Cowgill incorporates a treadmill into her workspace.

March 24, 2014

Government officials and Seattle U representatives holding the new Seattle U License plate after its approval

On the Road!

The Seattle University license plate will soon be making an appearance on the highways and byways of our state and beyond.

March 13, 2014

St. Ignatius fountain in the afternoon shaded quad

Supreme Achievement

Susan Matt of the College of Nursing is admitted to the highest court in the land.

March 12, 2014

Seattle U Men's Basketball Team

Let the Madness Begin!

The men's and women's basketball teams head to WAC tourney vying for NCAA bids.

March 12, 2014

Sullivan Hall - Seattle U's School of Law

High Marks

Legal Writing tops U.S. News rankings and accounting moves up to #14.

March 12, 2014

view of the fountain and campus quad

"A Life of Kindness and Care"

SU legend Ed O'Brien is remembered by the president.

March 6, 2014

students studying outside Lemieux Library on a sunny Spring day

Redhawk Rob

James Cashman, '15, discusses the origin and ways of his alter ego.

February 26, 2014

exterior of Sullivan Law School

A Witness for Justice

Eddie Salazar served as an observer in this month's El Salvador presidential election.

February 24, 2014

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

"Seattle's University"

The 2014 President's Report sets the stage for a university more connected than ever to its region.

February 24, 2014

The salad bar at Cherry Street Market

The Elements of Food

A Core course taught by Sue Jackels examines the chemistry behind what we eat.

February 24, 2014

Homecoming Red Umbrella Parade

Reigniting a Tradition

Homecoming 2014 combines old and new to bring the campus community together.

February 11, 2014

view of campus chapel, reflecting pool, and Union Green on a sunny fall morning

The Church in a Global, Pluralistic World

Renowned scholar Jose Casanova will deliver the Catholic Heritage Lecture.

February 11, 2014

SU Men's Soccer Team playing at Championship Field

Field of the Year

As Championship Field garners national accolades, SU's gardeners share some secrets behind its success.

February 11, 2014

Lemieux Library and Plaza at dusk

Modeling the Mission

2014 McGoldrick Fellow Paul Holland reflects on the journey that brought him to SU.

February 11, 2014

a SU student helping to teach Bailey Gatzert students

Up and Running

Two SU staff members launch a running program for girls at Bailey Gatzert.

January 28, 2014

yellow flowers on a tree with students walking through campus in the background

Graduate Education Q&A

Bill Ehmann discusses Graduate Strategic Enrollment Plan’s recommendations and next steps.

January 28, 2014

birds eye view of a bright red patio umbrella that reads SU Summer

Summer Fellowships

Fifteen Seattle University faculty prepare to take their scholarship to the next level.

January 28, 2014

a group of students talk and sit in a circle in the Lemieux Library plaza

Full Docket

The next couple weeks provide countless opportunities to take in SU life.

January 13, 2014

volume controls for SU's student radio station KSUB

Hey Mr. DJ

University Librarian John Popko moonlights as KSUB disc jockey.

January 13, 2014

a SU Men's Basketball player mid-air at Connolly's North Court

Carbon Diet

Upgrades at Connolly are reducing SU's emissions and bringing cost savings.

January 13, 2014

Pigott building atrium filled with event attendees

Signature Event

Now a university-wide presentation, the Search for Meaning Book Festival just keeps getting better.

January 13, 2014

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

A New Way of Teaching

With support from an National Science Foundation grant, four SU faculty are redefining how engineering education is delivered.

December 11, 2013

main auditorium of the Pigott building

Top 5 SU Moments of 2013

The year included planning and building for the future while marking milestones.

December 10, 2013

view of blue skies and puffy white clouds above the Seattle skyline and waterfront from Alki Beach in West Seattle

Feeding the Hungry

SU students find a creative way to reach out to the region's homeless.

December 10, 2013

a player on SU Women's Soccer team with the ball

Redhawk Mania!

These are exciting days for SU athletics, with the action and accolades coming fast and furious.

November 20, 2013

a closeup of thin taper beeswax candles inside the St. Ignatius chapel

A Strengthening Bond

The incoming president of the Universidad Centroamericana sits down for a conversation with Victoria Jones.

November 19, 2013

a plant sprouting out of soil

The Dirt on Soil

SU gardener, Janice Murphy, writes about soil in all its life-sustaining--but underappreciated--glory.

November 19, 2013

students reading and talking on the grass next to Sullivan Law School

I Am the Future of… Politics

Eric Chalmers, president of Student Government at Seattle University, is ready for a career in politics.

November 13, 2013

west exterior of St. Ignatius chapel features  a Roman ocher paint finish and modern stained glass windows

Q&A with Fr. Tom Lucas

The new rector of SU's Jesuit community sits down for a conversation with The Commons.

November 10, 2013

students reading at the fountain in the Quad

Social Justice through Literary Fiction

Sonora Jha stretches beyond her comfort zone to tell an untold story.

November 5, 2013

Students sitting and talking on the bright green grass outside Lemieux Library

Greenest!

SU is tops in the state among government and academic institutions for its commitment to sustainability. 

November 5, 2013

the fountain at the Quad with Fall trees in the background

Top Producer

Claiming four Fulbright Scholars for 2013-2014, Seattle University is a national leader among master’s institutions.

November 4, 2013

a student working on their laptop

Onward, Online

Rick Fehrenbacher talks about what’s already underway and up ahead for continuing, online and professional education at Seattle University.

November 4, 2013

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

Zombies: Getting to the Core

New course provides a historical perspective on the undead.

October 23, 2013

Lemieux Library and Plaza at dusk

Special Appearance

A book in the Lemieux Library's Special Collections has left the building-temporarily, that is. 

October 22, 2013

campus tree with leaves illuminated by sunlight

Saving a Life

2010 graduate Megan McIsaac donates bone marrow for a young boy.

October 21, 2013

Lights above the crowd watching SU Men's Soccer play at night

Let There Be Light!

New enhancement to Championship Field ensures it will shine on into the night. 

October 9, 2013

Albers School Pigott Building

Doing Well and Doing Good

A conference at SU will challenge common stereotypes about business leadership. 

October 8, 2013

Sullivan Hall - Seattle U's School of Law

Justice for the Poor

The DOJ awards a grant for law school's Defender Initiative to tackle public defense crisis. 

October 8, 2013

students studying outside Lemieux Library on a sunny Spring day

A New Era Begins

Rebuilt from the ground up, the new Core curriculum is changing the way our students learn.

October 8, 2013

Ariel view of the Mass of the Holy Spirit

"This is No Fluttering Dove"

Homilist describes Holy Spirit as fierce, feminine and freeing.

October 8, 2013

view of the fountain and campus quad

The SU Brand

Scott McClellan, vice president for university communications, talks about SU’s brand initiative.

September 25, 2013

students hanging out at Union Green park in the Spring

Meet the Green Team

New student group is helping to strengthen SU’s culture of sustainability. 

September 24, 2013

yellow flowers on a tree with students walking through campus in the background

Called to Make a Difference

Verle Bleese makes a landmark gift to the School of Theology and Ministry.

September 23, 2013

7 nursing students practicing in a nursing lab

Prestigious Award

Steven Palazzo of the College of Nursing receives a highly competitive grant.

September 23, 2013

front exterior of Lemieux Library on a sunny afternoon

Well Read

Kerry Keller-Ash of the Budget Office is about to complete a quest to read 100 classics.

September 10, 2013

students working on a film project

Family Homelessness

The Center for Strategic Communications launches a new film project.

September 10, 2013

students at the quad and fountain in the spring

One of the Best

SU is lauded for academics and service learning in U.S. News & World Report's rankings.

September 10, 2013

a bee on a pink daisy on campus

The Pollinators' Gift

A critical link to our food supply is in jeopardy

August 12, 2013

a red painted steel sculpture by Calder - a Seattle icon on the waterfront on a grey day

Deconstructing Terror

SU alumnus contributes significantly to the study of terrorism.

August 12, 2013

downtown Seattle skyline with space needle and Mt. Rainier shot from Kerry Park

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

SU students help plan for future development in neighborhood.

August 12, 2013

SU Women's Cross-Country Team taking off in a competition

Game On!

Here are five things to watch for in fall sports.

August 12, 2013

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

Energy Detectives

Pat Baldwin-McCurdy and John Schrader of Facilities uncover and eliminate hidden energy waste on campus.

July 15, 2013

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