Seattle U student team members who won an award

June 4, 2019

Student Engineering Team Wins Award at 2019 Washington GIS Conference

Working with Sound Transit, the team designed an Interactive Noise Map Application (INMA) for customer access to Light Rail noise data and earned a second place award.

Seattle U Men's Soccer Team with Head Coach Pete Fewing

October 1, 2018

Coach Pete Fewing Makes Impact On and Off the Field

On Friday, Oct. 5, Seattle U men's soccer coach Pete Fewing will be honored at the Redhawks' game against UNLV at Championship Field. He is in the midst of his 25th season as SU's head coach.

Father Steve - First Citizen

June 11, 2019

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.

Seattle U basketball player engaging with elementary school students

January 23, 2019

Partners in Progress

Center for Community Engagement marks 15th anniversary with many milestones.

Seattle University student team at Green River Pump Station

June 6, 2019

Student Engineering Teams Rack Up More Awards

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

Building a Bridge book cover

October 17, 2018

Bridging Troubled Waters

James Martin, S.J., Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT community can enter into a relationship of respect, compassion and sensitivity.

Peter Lee, ’64

October 16, 2018

True Trailblazer

Peter Lee, ’64, brought iconic American brand to China

Connor Wesley, '14, is creating safer health care settings for the LGBTQ community.

October 13, 2018

Inclusivity in Action

University and alumni activate change from the classroom to the boardroom.

Through the Central America Initiative, Seattle University is partnering with NGOs and nonprofits on the ground in Guatemala working to end violence against women in their country.

October 15, 2018

Initiative to Serve

Team of researchers fights gender-based violence in Guatemala.

Nancy Mariano, '18

January 1, 2019

Building a Better Future

First-generation students find support, community at Seattle U.

people gathered to discuss homelessness and the affordable housing crisis

April 20, 2017

A Faith-based Response

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

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

May 1, 2017

Tenure and Promotion

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

a math professor and two students working on a research project

May 11, 2017

Spotlighting Student Scholarship

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

Space Needle in Red

January 29, 2017

Korematsu Center Condemns President Trump's Executive Order

The law and equality center stands with many other groups in denouncing the president's executive order restricting immigration

students reading at the fountain in the Quad

May 11, 2017

Why We Give

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

Jacqueline Helfgott, Chair of Seattle University Criminal Justice Department

February 16, 2017

Seattle U and Seattle PD Join Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice

Seattle University’s Criminal Justice program and the Seattle Police Department have joined similar public/private partnerships in six localities across the country as part of the Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice, which is based at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.

Finance Professor Jot Yau, PhD

January 31, 2017

Real-World Business

The career of Finance Professor Jot Yau, PhD, CFA reflects a knack for reading global financial market trends.

mock up building design of new student dorm and office building

May 15, 2017

Construction Underway of New 10-Story Dorm & Office Building

The facility is expected to open fall 2018.

Ally Kennedy

February 15, 2017

2017 Alumni Award Winners Announced

Seattle University announced the 2017 Alumni Award winners today who span graduation dates between 1961 and 2008 and encompass a wide range of service work to the university and the greater community.

students studying outside Lemieux Library on a sunny Spring day

May 15, 2017

Naef Scholars

Seattle University announces the 2017-2018 student recipients.

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

May 18, 2017

Bannan Scholars

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

Fulbright Scholar Hannah Nia at the Earth Day Plant Sale

February 21, 2017

Seattle University a “Top Producer” of Fulbright Students

Seattle University was among master’s institutions to produce the most 2016-17 U.S. Fulbright students, according to an announcement by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Seattle University alumni in Jakarta, Indonesia

May 19, 2017

Dean's Blog: Journey to Jakarta

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

Dale Watanabe receiving the Exemplary Staff Award

May 31, 2017

Exemplary Colleagues

Faculty and staff receive special recognition at 2017 appreciation event.

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

May 23, 2017

Provost's Faculty Awards

Jennifer Loertscher and Quinton Morris receive prestigious awards

Students Celebrate the Dance Marathon Success

February 22, 2017

Big-Time Impact

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

Kate Hannick

April 12, 2018

Junior Kate Hannick a Truman Scholar

The economics and public affairs double major has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar, one of only 59 selected this year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

a student accepting an award at Red Night Out

June 7, 2017

Stellar Students

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

Looking out through the windows of the administration building toward the chapel

February 27, 2017

Adjunct & Author

Telecom veteran and cyber spy novelist Alan Johnston brings real world experience to readers and students

Hilary Flanagan

March 12, 2018

New Leader for Career Services

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

Father Steve pictured with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bobby Wagner, Pete Carroll, and one other unidentified person on September 9, 2016 at the Seattle Town Hall.

March 1, 2017

Board Re-appoints Fr. Sundborg to Five-year Term; Acts on Socially Responsible Investing

Seattle University’s Board of Trustees voted to reappoint Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., to another five-year term as president

Father Eric Watson, Associate Professor of Chemistry

March 2, 2017

A Jesuit Priest Walks Into a Chemistry Classroom . . . As the Professor

Faculty profile: Eric Watson, S.J.

students working on their project for Projects Day

June 6, 2017

Projecting Excellence

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

Larry Johnson and Marta Gamez

March 13, 2017

Seattle University Honored for Transfer Student Program

Honors for Seattle University's transfer student program

Cameron Dollar and Lorenzo Romar at Key Arena December 22, 2016

March 13, 2017

SU Announces Change in Men's Basketball Staff

Men’s basketball coach Cameron Dollar will not return for the 2017-18 season.

a crowd of students dancing at the 2017 Dance Marathon

September 12, 2017

Best in the Nation

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

students at the quad and fountain in the spring

September 15, 2017

It’s “Go Time”

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

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

September 18, 2017


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

SU faculty and staff discussing Charlottesville

September 19, 2017

A Difficult Dialogue

Faculty and staff gather to discuss Charlottesville and race relations.

the ramp leading to Admin building entrance

September 20, 2017

Function and Form Enhanced

The Administration Building gets a new entryway.

tulip magnolia blossoms in front of Garrand

September 21, 2017

State of the University

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

campus tree with leaves illuminated by sunlight

September 26, 2017

20 Years!

SU's president marks a momentous milestone.

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

September 26, 2017

Making a Difference

The Costco Scholarship Breakfast raises record support for deserving students.

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

September 29, 2017

Support Relief Efforts

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

Pigott building atrium filled with event attendees

September 29, 2017

Nobel Prize Recipient is SU-bound

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

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

October 13, 2017

Race and the Catholic Church

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

students stroll on the upper deck of Lemieux Library at dusk

October 17, 2017

Prestigious Recognition

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

The earth is our first teacher

March 14, 2017

Business and Law School Programs Earn Top Marks Nationally

U.S. News & World Report ranks programs in Top 25

Tsehay Abebe

March 17, 2017

Research Rock Star

When Tsehay Abebe, ’13, arrived in Seattle at the age of 17, it was the first time she been outside of her hometown in Ethiopia.

Seam McDowell

March 28, 2017

Revisionary Tale

Sean McDowell shares experience of SU revising its Honors Program

Dr. Quinton Morris and a student

March 29, 2017

Dr. Quinton Morris Selected for Seattle Arts Commission

Dr. Quinton Morris is a concert violinist, educator, entrepreneur, filmmaker and founder of The Young Eight String Octet, comprised of distinguished African American string players from the nation’s most prestigious music schools.

Jim Hayford

March 29, 2017

Named Men’s Basketball Named

Jim Hayford comes to Seattle U from Eastern Washington University where he spent the last six years at the helm of the Eagles’ program.

Bailey Gatzert Elementary students at a screening of Hidden Figures

March 30, 2017

Not So “Hidden” Anymore

A field trip for young students and their parents to see the movie "Hidden Figures" included a bonus feature: A panel of women of color who work in the sciences & technology

Seattle University Fountain in the Quad

March 30, 2017

SU Historians Awarded Fulbright Grants

Kasey Deems and Dr. Julie Weiskopf have received Fulbright awards.

Harmony Arnold

April 3, 2017

Arnold Designs Costumes for Stage and Film

Harmony Arnold, MFA, Associate Professor, Performing Arts & Arts Leadership recently designed costumes for Murder for Two, the latest collaboration between The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Theatre.

David Wasielewski, Braden Wild, Bonnie Buchanan

April 3, 2017

Albers School of Business and Economics Celebrates 70 Years

The spring 2017 issue of Albers Brief includes student, faculty and alumni profiles and other highlights as it marks a milestone during Seattle U's 125th anniversary

Library Dean Sarah Watstein

April 3, 2017

New Dean of Lemieux Library Named

Sarah Barbara Watstein, university librarian and university accreditation coordinator at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has been named the new dean of the Lemieux Library.

Kerry Lane , Mechanical Engineering, Shown during Women's Volleyball match versus NMSU October 22, 2016

April 4, 2017

Science and Engineering Students Garner Recent National Awards & Recognition

Four Seattle U students in STEM & political science programs receive National Science Foundation graduate scholarships

Groundbreaking on the site of the Center for Science and Innovation

May 31, 2019

Special Coverage: Celebrating the Center for Science and Innovation Groundbreaking

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

SUURA brochure

June 3, 2019

Celebrating Student Scholarship

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

Seattle U Ethics Bowl team members and coach

June 3, 2019

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

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

Rendering of SU Center for Science and Innovation

May 13, 2019

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

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

Rosa Joshi delivers Red Talk

May 17, 2019

Toward a More Inclusive Theater

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

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Celebration

May 20, 2019

Honoring Our Own

Staff and faculty receive awards at appreciation event.

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

October 5, 2018

Expanding Our We

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

Chapel of St. Ignatius

April 5, 2017

Seattle U's Iconic Chapel of St. Ignatius Keeps Shining

Campus spiritual center marks its 20th anniversary

Dr. Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs

April 6, 2017

Gutiérrez Y Muhs Publishes New Books

Professor Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD recently published two new books. She edited Word Images: New Perspectives on Canícula and Other Works by Norma Elia Cantú, a collection of critical essays highlighting Cantú's contribution as a folklorist, writer, scholar, critic and teacher. The Runaway Poems, A Manual of Love, a collection of her own poetry, was published recently as well.

Delanie Parry

April 6, 2017

Redhawks Make Mark on WAC Winter Academic List

Seattle University placed 30 student-athletes on the 2017 Winter Academic All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Teams.

Artist rendering of Synalpheus pinkfloydi

April 12, 2017

Another Shrimp in the Wall: Newly Discovered Pistol Shrimp With Bright Pink Claw Is Named After Pink Floyd

Seattle U biology professor Kristin Hultgren and colleagues in the UK named their find Synalpheus pinkfloydi - a strikingly bright pink-clawed species of pistol shrimp - in recognition of the discoverers’ favorite rock band – Pink Floyd.

Jim Hayford

April 12, 2017

Men's Basketball Coaching Staff Announced

Head coach Jim Hayford recruited three new assistant coaches to join Seattle U's D1 program.

aerial view of Seattle U campus in the Winter

October 23, 2017

This is a Test (But an Important One!)

SU staff members practice responding to a natural disaster.

Father Stephen V. Sundborg, President Seattle University

April 17, 2017

Guest Op-Ed by Leaders of Seattle U, UW and Seattle Colleges Urge State Legislature to Fully Fund the State Need Grant

For years, the State Need Grant has been underfunded by the state. Last year, more than 24,000 eligible students were denied funding.

Liz Wong drawing a cat for preschoolers

October 25, 2017

Read for the Record

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

West Coast Mayors Address Homelessness at Seattle University in January 2017

April 20, 2017

Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs Hosts Inaugural Symposium on Homelessness

The symposium brings together 15 scholars to explore the religious, spiritual and ethical dimensions of homelessness.

people gathered outside for a special service and tree planting

November 1, 2017

The Reformation at 500 Years

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

President Sundborg speaking

November 8, 2017

President's Forum

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

President's Forum- May 7, 2019

May 29, 2019

President's Forum

Father Sundborg updates campus community on key university developments.

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

November 13, 2017

Responding to the Call

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

School of Theology and Ministry

April 21, 2017

Commentary: Is Truth Dead or Are We Inadvertently Killing It?

Column by Mark Markuly, PhD, dean of the School of Theology and Ministry

Albers School Pigott Building

April 27, 2017

Leading the Way

The Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge uncovers cutting-edge practices at the forefront of entrepreneurship in business education

Pink and red flowers on campus

November 15, 2017

Top Performer

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

Men's Golf Team holding the WAC Championship Trophy

May 1, 2017

Athletics Weekend Recap: Men Are Wac Golf Champs; Women Rowers Take a Gold

WAC Champs and Novice 8+ Wins WIRA Gold!

tulip magnolia blossoms in front of Garrand

November 20, 2017

A New Approach

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

Hunthausen Hall home to the McGoldrick Collegium

May 5, 2017

David Leigh, SJ, Receives 2017-2018 McGoldrick Fellowship

Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg, SJ, announced today that David Leigh, S.J., professor of English, is the 2017-2018 recipient of the McGoldrick Fellowship. Named for Father James McGoldrick, a beloved Seattle University Jesuit, the fellowship recognizes an extraordinary faculty member who embodies the mission and values of our institution.

Marguerite Barankitse and Sherman Alexie

May 9, 2017

Seattle U Announces 2017 Commencement Speakers

Writer Sherman Alexie and international humanitarian Marguerite “Maggy” Barankitse will speak at Seattle U’s undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies, respectively, June 11.

Seattle University Admissions Building

May 11, 2017

Spotlighting Student Scholarship

Undergraduate students write new chapter with inaugural research journal

Student Housing

May 15, 2017

Construction Underway of New 10-story Dorm & Office Building

When finished in fall 2018, the dorm will provide 303 beds for junior and senior students.

Seattle skyline from the north on a cloudy day

May 15, 2017

Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University Declare Affordable Housing Week, May 15-22

The universities join many King County cities in recognizing the importance of safe, healthy, affordable housing

Dr. Charles M. Tung, Director of the Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars (SUSI) on Contemporary American Literature

May 16, 2017

Seattle University to Host Program on American Literature for International Scholars

This summer, Seattle University will host the Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars (SUSI) on Contemporary American Literature, a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

Seattle University Law Professor Thomas Antkowiak

May 17, 2017

Human Rights Crusader

School of Law Professor directs the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) that is helping to shape the next generation of legal advocates.

Rebecca Okelo

May 17, 2017

Care for a More Humane World

Then a Seattle University nursing student, Rebecca Okelo, ’07 BSN, ’15 LEMBA, was forever changed by a junior year service trip to Ghana where she witnessed advanced-stage AIDS patients being denied routine medical care.

Seattle University Library and Learning Commons

May 20, 2019

New Carnegie Classification Recognizes Seattle U’s National Stature

Seattle U's academic profile got a significant boost recently with the elevation by the Carnegie Foundation Basic Classification of Institutions of Higher Education from its “Master’s Colleges and Universities: Larger Programs” category to “Doctoral/Professional University.”

Students studying at the Quad

November 29, 2017

Real American Patriotism

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

Dance Marathon

January 8, 2018

The Quest for a Cure

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

Student shopping at Seattle U Campus Store

January 10, 2018

"The Campus Store that SU Deserves"

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

Seattle U Campus in the Spring

January 16, 2018

New Face

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

Sullivan Hall School of Law in the Spring

December 4, 2018

"A Vehicle for Health Promotion"

Law student's novella promotes suicide prevention.

Seattle U students rehearsing for a musical

January 8, 2018

Recognition for Seattle U Performing Arts

“Students majoring in the Performing Arts areas experience the highest level of creativity working alongside faculty who are all professional artists working in their fields,” says department chair Ki Gottberg.

Gas Works Park in Seattle

June 22, 2018

Seattle U Releases Seattle Public Safety Survey Results

The survey gauges attitudes around public safety issues, perceptions of police, neighborhoods and crime. Survey findings are used to support the Seattle Police Department’s Micro-Community Policing Plans (“MCPP”) initiative.

May 6, 2019

Achieving Carbon Neutrality

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

a lounge inside Vi Hilbert Hall

July 20, 2017

New Campus Building to Be Named Vi Hilbert Hall

Hilbert is a respected Pacific Northwest Native American who greatly influenced Seattle University’s support for native peoples and their culture

Rosa Joshi

August 22, 2017

2017 Gregory Awards for Theatre Feature Seattle U Connections

Congratulations to Seattle U Theatre Professor Rosa Joshi for her Gregory Awards nomination for Outstanding Director

President Stephen Sundborg receiving First Citizen Award

May 28, 2019

President Sundborg Receives 2019 Seattle-King County First Citizen Award

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

April 5, 2019

Seattle U Admits Students from Shuttered Art Institute

The first week of spring quarter welcomed 12 new Redhawks, all former students from the closed Art Institute Seattle who were admitted to begin courses at Seattle U.

Seattle University’s Performing Arts and Arts Leadership have earned recognition for the theater program and music faculty member Dr. Quinton Morris.

January 23, 2018

Performing Arts Tops the Charts

OnStage Blog and Musical America Worldwide recognize Seattle University's theater program and music faculty member Dr. Quinton Morris, respectively.

students studying at the Quad in the Spring

January 17, 2018

Poet Laureate

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

Father Stephen Sundborg speaking

January 18, 2018

White Privilege

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

Seattle U Sullivan Hall building exterior

January 29, 2018

From Paralympics to Law School

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

a crowd of students walking through campus between classes

January 31, 2018


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

David Bley

May 17, 2017

Future of Community Engagement

David Bley, ’80, is reflecting on what drew him to public service and philanthropy nearly four decades ago. “All human beings are a product of their time, place and family."

Richard Bankhead, SU’s first “Innovator in Residence,” with students in the Innovation Lab

May 17, 2017

Innovation in Action

Inside Room 210 of the Bannan Building lies the future of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) education: the new Francis Wood, S.J. and Nick Arvanitidis, PhD Innovation Lab.

Anna Pickett

May 18, 2017

Two Seattle U Students Are Fulbright Finalists

Both are graduating seniors and will study abroad next year

Heidi Franz

May 22, 2017

SU Cyclist Brings Home Gold and Silver

Heidi Franz graduates with a BFA Photography on June 10, and she celebrated another milestone in late April when she earned three gold medals and two silver medals as the sole Seattle U competitor at the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships in Boulder, Colorado.

Recyclemania 2018 banner

February 1, 2018

Calling All Recycling Maniacs

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

Steve Jenkins

May 23, 2017

How to Persevere: the Amazing Story of Criminal Justice Graduate Steve Jenkins

15-year journey to a degree included medical challenges: Cystic fibrosis, two lung transplants and cancer

Seattle U Nursing Students performing mock procedures

February 7, 2018

National Leadership

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

Fr. James Martin S.J. (center), STM dean Mark Markuly (left), Fr. Steve Sundborg

June 1, 2017

Becoming a Lighthouse in a Sea of Addiction

Dr. Mark Markuly, Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry, reflects on free speech, critical thinking and passionate debates within higher education and the world.

College of Science and Engineering Projects Day 2016

June 2, 2017

Real Work, Real Outcomes

Project Center celebrates 30 years of public & private sponsorships of projects for engineering and computer science students

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

February 7, 2018

$206K for the 206

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

Seattle Housing

June 5, 2017

Student Creates Infographic for 2017 “count Us in”

Results of the 2017 "Count Us In" point-in-time count of homelessness were announced by All Home last week. The sobering news, sensitively presented, included this infographic created for All Home by project assistant for the Project on Family Homelessness, Seattle University senior Mandy Rusch.

University Services Building

June 26, 2017

MSAL Alum's Company Among “100 Best Companies to Work for”

Volt Athletics Inc., cofounded and lead by CEO Dan Guiliani, MSAL ‘10, was named to Seattle Business Magazine’s 2017 “100 Best Companies to Work For” in Washington State.

Vi Hilbert Ethnobotanical Garden

February 12, 2018

Sense of Place

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

Dr. Steven Klee

July 26, 2017

Seattle University Math Professor Receives National Teaching Award

Steven Klee, PhD, was named a recipient of a prestigious 2017 Henry L. Alder Award from the Mathematical Association of America

Jim and Jan Dwyer

February 15, 2018

Awesome Awardees

The 2018 Alumni Award recipients represent the best of SU.

Albers Students in Class

July 26, 2017

Albers School of Business and Economics Receives $2.3 Million Estate Gift

Funds will be used to create the Mary Agnes and Raymond Guernsey Endowed Scholarship Fund

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein visiting Seattle U law school

February 23, 2018

Principled Service

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

Seattle U Lemieux Library

February 23, 2018

Questioning "I Can Do It Again"

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

Seattle University Reflection Pool at the Chapel of St. Ignatius

July 31, 2017

Seattle University Featured in the Princeton Review’s the Best 382 Colleges

Students cite strong academics, Jesuit mission and vibrant urban location

The audience at a Town Hall

March 12, 2018

An Urgent Conversation on Guns

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

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

March 13, 2018

Transformational Journey

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

Seattle skyline and moon at night

March 14, 2018

What to Do About Homelessness?

SU provides moviegoers with guides for addressing homelessness.

Seattle waterfront and skyline

March 21, 2018

Finding Space

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

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

March 23, 2018

Eternal Light

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

Benes Aldana

March 29, 2019

The Unending Fight for Justice

Alumnus leading change as president of The National Judicial College.

Seattle U Campus in the Fall

April 9, 2018

Promotions and Tenure

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

students studying inside the Student Athlete Services Center

March 30, 2018


Athletics creates a new services center for student-athletes.

Seattle U Lemieux Library

April 9, 2018

National Recognition

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

Seattle U Lemieux Library

April 12, 2018

McGoldrick Fellow

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

Madison Cathcart connects with the ball during NCAA tournament play.

May 20, 2019

Historic Softball Season Comes to Close

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

Crosscut Festival logo superimposed over image of Seattle

May 17, 2019

Another Great Crosscut Festival at Seattle University

The Crosscut Festival in early May brought more than 1,600 people to Seattle University.

Seattle University students who won Fulbright Grants

May 17, 2019

Seattle U Produces Record Number of Fulbrights

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

Dr. Onur Bakiner

August 31, 2017

Onur Bakiner, PhD, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Receives Best Book Award

Onur Bakiner, PhD, Assistant Professor in Political Science, has received the Best Book Award from the Human Rights section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) for Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy. 

Fr. Steve Sundborg speaking with community members

April 9, 2018

Shaping the World

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

Students hanging out and studying outside Lemieux Library

April 10, 2018

Weigh in on Accreditation

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

Seattle U Ethics Bowl Team

December 7, 2018

Ethics Bowl team qualifies for national competition

The Seattle University Ethics Bowl team has qualified for the national Ethics Bowl competition for the second year in a row.

Seattle U Men's Soccer Team celebrating

June 3, 2018

Church and Sport

Father Kelly assists with Catholic Church's first document on sports.

Environmental Science Professor Lyn Gualtievis's field methods class in the woods on Mercer Island.

September 12, 2017

U.S. News Ranks Seattle U Top 10 for 17th Straight Year

Seattle University was ranked #7 among the West’s best regional universities, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings released today

Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.

January 8, 2018

President Earns Leadership Award

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., recognized by CASE for leadership in higher education.

The audience at Crosscut Festival

April 10, 2019

Big Issues and Bold Ideas

Crosscut Festival returns to Seattle U campus.

The Casey Building

September 20, 2017

Professors Awarded NFS Grant

The National Science Foundation awarded a grant to Dr. Tanya Hayes and Dr. Felipe Murtinho for a new project, "RUI: What happens when payments stop? Collective resource management under the rise and fall of payment for environmental services.”

Math Professor Brian Fischer

October 9, 2017

How Do Our Brains Know Where A Sound Comes From?

Math professor Brian Fischer and students will tackle statistical analysis and mathematical modeling.

Class on the grass in front of The Chapel

November 1, 2017

School of Theology and Ministry Selected as a Seminary That Changes the World

The School of Theology and Ministry is among a select group of “Seminaries that Changes the World” for 2017–18, according to the Center for Faith and Service.

Student Body President Pa Ousman

November 13, 2017

Empowered Leadership

Get to know Student Body President Pa Ousman.

Anna Constant

September 18, 2017

Nourishment For The Soul

Anna Constant, '10 MPA, is helping Feed America.

Sirin Aysan, Nancy Chang, Anne Rosellini, Jennifer Roth, Courtney Sheehan

December 21, 2017

Seattle University Film Studies Presents Panel Discussion

Seattle University Film Studies presented Avengers, Wonder Wom[e]n, and Predators: Sharing Experiences and Strategies for Women Working in the Film Industry.

Downtown Seattle, Washington

January 10, 2018

Study: Retaliatory Violence Between Police and Citizens Is Primed by Social Media

Research led by Seattle U criminal justice faculty provides strong initial evidence of an increase in deaths of minority citizens by law enforcement following an unexpected increase in officers killed in the line of duty; unexpected increases in social media posts highlighting these incidents are associated with an increased risk of fatal contacts between police and citizens.

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., and Seattle University's Joe Orlando meet with professors and representatives from St. Joseph's College in Bangalore, India, who visited campus in late spring.

September 18, 2017

Global Education Expands

Seattle U partners with Jesuit school in India.

New students at summer orientation sitting in the grass outside the Student Center

February 5, 2018

Seattle University Honored for Transfer Student Program

The national honor society Phi Theta Kappa has recognized Seattle University among four-year institutions for their work in attracting and supporting community college transfer students.

Students volunteer at Seattle U Service Day

February 22, 2018

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Visits Law School, Extols Work in Public Service

The former deputy attorney general praised the "extraordinarily principled" and "public-spirited" employees of the U.S. Department of Justice during his visit to the School of Law.

Students at The Union Green Park

December 14, 2018

Looking Ahead

Here are five things to watch for in 2019.

Sonora Jha, PhD

February 23, 2018

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Publish and Present

A closer look at some of the recent published works from A&S faculty.

Rain in Pioneer Square

March 1, 2018

The Florida Project: Taking Action to Help Kids

Many moviegoers who see the award-wining film The Florida Project are often overwhelmed with the feeling that they need to do something to help. To answer the “what can we do?” question for viewers, Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness worked with the film’s distributor to create advocacy guides.

2018 Western Athletic Converence Hoops Tourney

March 5, 2018

Redhawks Primed for WAC Tournament Play

The regular season is complete and the brackets are set for the 2017-18 Western Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments.

Jacinta Beckley

April 4, 2018

Redhawks Continue to Excel in Classroom

Thirty-seven winter Seattle University student-athletes earned Academic All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) recognition for the 2017-18 school year.

a student conducting research in a lab

May 3, 2018

Student Scholarship Surges

Undergraduate research will be spotlighted in forthcoming edition of SUURJ.

Serena Williams and Nick McCarvel

September 18, 2017

(Career) Game, Set, Match

Sports journalist Nick McCarvel, '08, is making a name for himself in the tennis world.

Picture of a painting in progress of Pope Francis entitled “Under His Mercy” by Paul Mullally

January 18, 2018

Paul Mullally, '71, Honored to Paint Portrait of Pope Francis

Renowned painter and Seattle U alumnus Paul Mullally beamed as he described the moment that his daughters, Annelise, 9, and Ise, 7, approached the altar to receive their First Communion from Pope Francis in October 2017. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity was a remarkable capstone to an already extraordinary event, the unveiling of Paul’s portrait of the Pope.

Seattle University campus

February 25, 2019

Remembering André Yandl

Longtime mathematics professor passes away.

#8 Julian Avila-Good

November 17, 2017

Men's Soccer Advances to Second Round of NCAA Tournament

Thrilling 3-2 overtime victory against UW sends team to Akron for Sunday match.

Mass of the Holy Spirit

March 28, 2018

Why Sr. Jean and Fr. Rob Matter

Sister Jean Schmidt and Father Rob Hagan got a lot of attention in the national media during the NCAA Final Four tournament. Both showed us a distinctively Catholic way of engaging with sport as an aspect of culture.

Father Steve Sundborg, president of Seattle University

May 10, 2018

Distinguished Leadership

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

Seattle University

May 22, 2018

Five Redhawks Awarded Fulbrights

Three recent Seattle University graduates and two current undergraduate students have been awarded prestigious 2018-2019 Fulbright Grants to study, research and work abroad. This is the second time since 2016-17 that five Seattle U students have earned Fulbright Grants in a single year, making the university among the nation's top producers of Fulbrights.

PNB soloist Leta Biasucci (center) with company dancers in Coppélia, choreographed by Alexandra Danilova and George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Angela Sterling.

June 8, 2018

Ballerina Graduate

Leta Biasucci joined the Pacific Northwest Ballet as a company member in 2011, at the same time Seattle U was implementing their specialized Arts Leadership program through the partnership the school has with PNB.

Seattle U Men's Soccer Team and fans

July 17, 2018

Can Sport Influence Fans to be more Sustainable?

The game-day ticket that doubles as a free round-trip transit pass. The giveaway compost bin or energy efficient light bulb. Sports teams and organizations around the country are promoting their “green” side in hopes of adding some green to the bottom line but also to influence their large fan bases to up their game when it comes to sustainability habits at home. But are their efforts effective?

Students walking around Seattle U campus in the Fall

August 9, 2018

Seattle University included in Princeton Review’s Best Colleges

This is the 16th year running that the Princeton Review has recognized Seattle University as one of the best colleges in the nation for undergraduate education, according to its latest edition of the Best 384 Colleges 2019.

A Seattle U student worker pruning a bush on campus

August 27, 2018

How Cool is That? Seattle U Top 10 in ‘Cool Schools’ Green Ranking

Seattle University is a Top 10 school when it comes to being green, according to the 2018 “Cool Schools” rankings published this week in Sierra, the magazine of The Sierra Club.

Father Pat Howell greets students in this photo from the Baccalaureate Mass in 2013

September 24, 2018

Favorite Stars in a Galaxy of Love

Father Pat Howell eulogizes professor emeritus Gary Chamberlain.

Dean Michael Quinn with students at a Science Research Open House

October 26, 2018

Supporting STEM at SU

Murdock Trust announces $1.75 million gift toward the construction of the Center for Science and Innovation.

College of Nursing Traditional Cohort 2018 Pinning Ceremony

October 23, 2018

Among the Best

Seattle U's College of Nursing earns high national rankings.

Student Representing Projects Day Project

June 13, 2018

Projects Day

Students present real-world solutions at College of Science and Engineering's annual event.

Seattle University Park at night

June 18, 2018

Let the Games Begin

University serves as venue for Special Olympics.

Dr. Sonora Jha

June 18, 2018

Spectator Staff and Dr. Sonora Jha Receive Awards

Professor Sonora Jha, PhD, associate dean for academic community and faculty adviser of The Spectator, was named the Journalism Educator of the Year. 

Media Production Center in the Lemieux Learning Center

June 19, 2018

Film Studies Students Earn Valuable Internships

Eight Seattle U Film Studies students are working as volunteer interns with Film Studies instructor and Hollywood screenwriter Jonathan Keasey.

Students hanging out in front of the Student Center

June 26, 2018

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.

Henry Louie

August 16, 2018

An Electrifying Read

College of Science and Engineering Professor Henry Louie’s new textbook provides invaluable information for those working to power developing countries.

Pete Fewing, Head Coach of Seattle U Men's Soccer, speaking at a conference

August 23, 2018

A Quarter Century of Excellence

A season of milestones for men's soccer coach.

Father Steve Sundborg

September 18, 2018

The Jesuit Soul of SU's Future

President Sundborg delivers impactful State of the University.

Seattle University School of Law

September 18, 2018

Justice Brennan Was Right

Law Professor Robert Chang discusses state constitutions and individual rights.

Autumn along the upper mall

September 24, 2018

New Colleagues

The university welcomed more than 100 new faculty and staff for 2018-2019 academic year.

Andrew Prevot

October 3, 2018

Spiritual Practice

This year’s Catholic Heritage Lectures to explore relationships between spirituality and intellectual life, activism and working on the margins.

Student March to the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Oct. 4 at Immaculate Conception Church

October 5, 2018

Radical Inclusion

Lucas Sharma, S.J., delivers homily at SU's Mass of the Holy Spirit.

Dr. Timothy P. Leary

October 5, 2018

Expanding Our We

EVP Tim Leary invites faculty and staff to do the tough work of building community.

West Seattle

July 19, 2018

New Civic Alliance Aims to End Seattle’s Chronic Homelessness

Seattle University’s Homeless Rights Advocacy Project (HRAP) announced the Third Door Coalition, a new alliance of civic leaders working together to develop solutions to chronic homelessness in the city.

Luis Escamilla and Carlito Umali

April 30, 2019

Head of the Class

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

Seattle University Student Center and Learning Commons

September 28, 2017

Wall Street Journal Ranks Seattle U #1 Private University In Northwest

Seattle University is among the best colleges and universities in the nation for producing successful graduates, encouraging student engagement and creating an optimal learning environment, according to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2018.

Autumn Leaves

October 10, 2018

Chosen to Lead

Governor appoints SU alumna to lead CAPAA.

Albers School of Business & Economics

October 10, 2018

Remembering John Harding

Emeritus professor in Albers was committed to his students and those in need.

Seattle University, School of Law, Sullivan Hall

October 11, 2018

"An Outsider's View from the Inside"

Ron Slye shares his experience on Kenyan commission in new book.

Kent Koth and Erica Yamamura

October 29, 2018

Lessons from the Forefront

Erica Yamamura and Kent Koth coauthor a new book on successful strategies for community engagement.

Seattle U President Sundborg speaking

March 12, 2019

President's Forum

Father Sundborg updates faculty and staff on latest at SU.

Father Stephen V. Sundborg

October 29, 2018

President's Forum

Father Steve updates faculty and staff on recent news and developments at SU.

Provost Shane Martin

November 7, 2018

Q&A with the Provost

Get to know SU’s academic leader.

Book covers and their authors

November 28, 2018

New Books from Criminal Justice Faculty

Several faculty from Criminal Justice have new books out.

SU College of Science and Engineering Building

December 4, 2018

Technology for Biodiversity

Alumna Sara Beery is making a difference with her research.

Tyler Daniels on the “Wheel of Fortune”

December 19, 2018

Fortunate Experience

Civil engineering graduate takes his dream for a spin.

Seattle Skyline from Alki

October 16, 2017

Seattle Public Safety Survey Open Through Nov. 30

Seattle University is administering the third annual citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle.

2019 Debate Team

January 29, 2019

Debate Team Shines

The Seattle U Debate Team continues to earn great results in highly competitive tournaments around the state.

George Kunz leaning back in a chair reading the book

May 3, 2019

Remembering George Kunz

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

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

March 13, 2019

In Solidarity with UCA

Professor Serena Cosgrove visits sister Jesuit school in Nicaragua.

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

March 20, 2019

Commencement Speakers

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

Seattle U student working on a laptop at a coffee shop

March 27, 2019

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

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

Professor Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD

October 25, 2017

Theology Of Nonviolence

Professor Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD, is a member of an international roundtable hoping to influence the Pope's next Catholic teaching.

Lemieux Library

April 10, 2019

Alfie Scholars Increases Award

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

Michael Eric Dyson

April 12, 2019

The Uncomfortable Truth

Mission Day challenges SU community to confront white privilege.

Admin Building at Seattle U

April 30, 2019

Remembering Mike Bisesi

Former SU professor embodied the spirit of community service.

Photo of city of Seattle

May 10, 2019

SU Now Offers Minor in LGBTQ Studies

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

Seattle University Softball Team celebrates after winning the WAC Championship

May 11, 2019

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

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

Randy Massengale and Earl Lancaster

April 26, 2019

Barber’s New Lease Signals Growth Within Central District

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

Dragon dance performance at the SU International Dinner Event

January 18, 2019

Let's Make a Month of It!

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

The Quad at Seattle U covered in snow

February 21, 2019

Collaborative Planning

Faculty and staff weigh in on university's future.

Seattle skyline

February 27, 2019

What Matters Most

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

Stephen Sundborg, President of Seattle University.

March 11, 2019

LMU Lawsuit

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

Darlene Peters and her daughter Hilary Edwards

October 25, 2017

Vision for the Future

Mother-daughter team give back to their tribe, community in impactful ways.

Seattle U fountain with Admin Building in background

March 20, 2019

Service in Action

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

Seattle U Admin Building

March 26, 2019

McGoldrick Fellowship

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

Pictured l-r: Andrew McAferty, '16, Sister Elizabeth Namazzi and Jim Dooley, '76

October 25, 2017

Local Design, Global Impact

Civil & environmental engineering students design a center for marginalized mothers in Uganda.

Seattle U Department of Public Safety Office

April 1, 2019

New Digs for Public Safety

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

May 15, 2019

Faculty News & Notes

Get the latest news on achievements, published works and guest speaking roles for Seattle U faculty.

Seattle University Volleyball Team celebrates after victory against New Mexico State on 10-5-17

November 8, 2017

Ahead of the Curve

Seattle University student athletes recorded an institutional Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 95 percent for a fourth consecutive year and the fifth time in six years, according to figures released by the National Collegiate Athletics Association.

Mathew Isaac, PhD

April 8, 2019

The Thinking Behind Consumer Behavior

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

Seattle University Men's Soccer Team celebrating a victory over UMKC on 10-14-17 at Championship Field.

November 12, 2017

Men's Soccer Win Wac Championship; Advance to NCAA Tournament

No. 23 Seattle University men’s soccer won the 2017 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championship with a 2-1 win over San Jose State Sunday afternoon. The Redhawks won the WAC title for the third time in five seasons and will head to the NCAA Tournament next week.

Shane Martin

November 28, 2017

New Provost a Tested and Proven Leader

Shane Martin, PhD, of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, is selected as Seattle U's new provost.

Nhi Pham in Haiti

December 8, 2017

Bringing Smiles to the World

Nhi Pham, ’95, makes community at home and abroad better through humanitarian work.

Ethics Bowl Representatives

December 13, 2017

Ethics Bowl

Seattle U team earned its first-ever spot in the national competition with regional win.

Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J. with four students

March 12, 2019

President Sundborg Named 2019 Seattle-King County First Citizen

Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., will be celebrated as the 81st recipient of the prestigious Seattle-King County First Citizen Award at a civic banquet on May 23.

SU student and faculty volunteers hand-sorting compostable waste

April 20, 2018


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

an event at the Albers Business School

April 20, 2018


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

Fr. Steve Sundborg, president of Seattle University

June 11, 2018

Q&A with Father Steve

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

Attendees of the 2018 IAJBS World Forum

July 13, 2018

Innovation for Sustainability

Albers will host an international gathering of Jesuit schools.

Red Night Out Awards Ceremony

May 18, 2018

Student Awards

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

SU campus in the Spring

June 5, 2018

Gold Star

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

SU Garrand building in the Spring

June 6, 2018

Recognizing Excellence

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

Undergraduate students at the SU commencement ceremony

June 13, 2018

Distinguished Speakers

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

SU College of Arts and Sciences Building

June 15, 2018

Inaugural Chair

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

SU Admin Building

July 11, 2018

Most Read

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

Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen and Patrick Howell, S.J.

July 27, 2018

An Iconic Church Leader and Seattle U

The university had a great friend in Archbishop Hunthausen.

School of Law professor Brooke Coleman hosting Red Talks

December 11, 2018

Red Talks Launches

Brooke Coleman delivers inaugural talk on diversity and inclusion.

Lemieux Library

December 14, 2018

Democratic Policing

Criminal Justice receives major grant

Students in classroom

March 12, 2019

Seattle U Business and Law Programs Earn High Rankings in Latest U.S. News Best Graduate Schools Rankings

Six Seattle University business and law graduate programs are ranked in the Top 30 nationally, according to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings released today.

Kubota Japanese Maple in the process of being transplanted

December 19, 2018

New (but Temporary) Digs

Notable campus trees are moved to the Union Green

Flowers in the Chapel Reflection Pool

November 14, 2018

Remembering Raven Lidman

Professor emerita of law was a champion for the marginalized and voiceless.

Vi Hilbert

December 3, 2018

To Honor a Legend

Vi Hilbert Hall is officially opened as latest example of SU's deep respect for its namesake.

SU Women's Basketball Team

January 30, 2018

Taking the Cup

Jacinta Beckley, a 2018 Seattle University graduate, helped the New Zealand national team win the William Jones Cup last weekend in Taiwan. The New Zealand native started all five games in the tournament, as the Tall Ferns claimed their first title in the event’s 37-year history. 

Sullivan Hall Law School

December 21, 2018

A Lasting Legacy

School of Law remembers former Dean Fredric Tausend

Laura Emiko Soltis

January 11, 2019

"The Urgency of Now"

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

Aerica Shimizu Banks

April 18, 2018

Paving the Way

Google’s Aerica Shimizu Banks, ’10, is helping guide women entrepreneurs.

Joy Sherman directing the choir

April 18, 2018

Swan Song

Retirement means new adventures for beloved choirs director Joy Sherman.

Students sitting on the grass in front of Seattle University School of Law

May 7, 2018

Seattle U Law Students Again Produce Groundbreaking Research on Homelessness

City officials, elected leaders and community advocates can now access new research and analysis about cutting edge interventions to address homelessness thanks to the groundbreaking research of Seattle University School of Law students.

Move in day

May 15, 2018

Seattle-Area Universities and Colleges Declare Affordable Housing Week, May 14-18

The presidents of four Seattle-area universities and colleges, including Seattle U, have joined forces to declare May 14-18, 2018 as Affordable Housing Week on their campuses.

Two students walking on the upper mall

May 21, 2018

Cultivating a Culture of Inclusivity

SU dialogue sessions on diversity and inclusion aim to unite and foster a greater sense of belonging.

Andrew (Drew) Herdener and Maureen Brotherton

May 23, 2018

Two Alumni Join University Board of Trustees

Maureen Brotherton, ’96 MNPL, and Andrew (Drew) Herdener, ’01, have been appointed to the university’s Board of Trustees to serve four-year terms.

Class discussion

May 29, 2018

Creating a Space for Students and Practitioners to Grapple with Faith-Based Responses to Homelessness

This academic year, the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs rolled out a series of courses around faith-based responses to homelessness and the affordable housing crisis.

Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft, talks with Seattle University President Stephen Sundborg and students

January 11, 2019

Microsoft Commits $3 Million to Seattle University Campaign

Gift to Support New Center for Science and Innovation, Programming in Ethics and Technology

Seattle U Men's Soccer Team and the crowd

April 22, 2019

Sport and the Environment

Brian McCullough is part of new Sport Ecology Group

Steve and Tricia Trainer

August 23, 2018

A Life of Service

Steve and Tricia Trainer, ’02 MDiv, are this year’s St. Ignatius Medal recipients

Seattle U Men's Basketball Team

July 11, 2018

Men's Basketball Honored for Academics

Men's basketball was among the teams honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) at the sixth annual Team Academic Excellence Awards.

Seattle U 2019 Men's Basketball Team

June 21, 2018

Men's basketball signs six players for 2018-19 season

Seattle University men's basketball head coach Jim Hayford has announced the commitment of six players to his 2018-19 recruiting class, rounding out the roster for his second year at the helm of the Redhawks' program.

Won Kidane

July 13, 2018

Justice through a Cultural Lens

Faculty Spotlight featuring Won Kidane, School of Law.

Madlyn Murrey

July 13, 2018

‘Leading with Heart’

Nursing alumna brings unique perspective to role at Seattle Children’s hospital.

July 5, 2018

2018 SUSI Scholars represent 18 countries

Seattle University welcomes 18 scholars and educators from 18 different countries for four weeks of academic residency and two weeks of study tour for the 2018 Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on Contemporary American Literature.

Computer Science and Software Engineering Professor Mike Koenig works with a combined graduate and undergraduate team of Computer Science students on a summer project.

March 22, 2018

Latest U.S. News Rankings Cap a Strong Year in Academic Recognition

With four business and law programs in the Top 20 nationally leading the way, several Seattle University graduate degree programs were recognized in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings released earlier this week.The rankings continue a trend of high marks for great teaching and student outcomes at the university.

Seattle U Womens Basketball Team Bench Celebrates

March 12, 2018

Redhawk Women are WAC Champs and NCAA Bound!

Seattle University women’s basketball is going to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history after winning the 2018 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championship.

Lemieux Library

July 5, 2018

Student Scholars

Library dean announces inaugural recipients of Undergraduate Research Prize.

Dean Sarah Barbara Watstein

March 1, 2018

Meet New Library Dean

Sarah Barbara Watstein’s professional life could have ended up much differently. Watstein, the new Dean of the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, chose library management and information studies over law school.

Seattle U Drum Line

March 1, 2018

Track & Field Take Gold Medals in Relay at WAC Indoor Championship

The Seattle University’s men’s and women’s medley relay teams took gold medals on day two of the WAC Indoor Track and Field Championships on Feb. 23 in Nampa.

Seattle U Soccer Head Coaches Woodward and Fewing congratulating players

July 9, 2018

A Special Opportunity with Special Olympics

Seattle University was a host site for this year's Special Olympics USA Games, with soccer and basketball athletes competing on campus at Championship Field, SU Park and the Redhawk Center.

Group of students, alumni and faculty supporting the people of Nicaragua

July 13, 2018

Seattle University's Central America Initiative

As an expression of its commitment to global engagement in the Jesuit educational tradition, Seattle University formed a successful partnership with the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in Managua, Nicaragua.

 Natalie McCarthy

January 29, 2018

Former Competitive Rower's New Goal: A Law Degree

Twenty years after brain cancer surgery damaged her optic nerve and left her without sight at age 10, Natalie McCarthy hasn't stopped setting goals for herself and achieving them. First, a biology degree from Pacific Lutheran University. Then, competing internationally as a world-class rower. Her latest goal: law school.

Drew Herdener

January 16, 2018

Global Communicator

Alumnus Drew Herdener, '01, is making a difference at Amazon.

Seattle U Choir performing

August 7, 2018

Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom named Director of Choral and Vocal Activities

Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom is Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Seattle University, where she oversees the voice program, conducts choirs, and teaches conducting.

Rendering of the new Center for Science and Innovation building

August 28, 2018

Reimagining STEM, Deepening Jesuit Education, Cultivating Inclusion

In a preview of the fall magazine, President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., talks about the future of the university and the integral role the new Center for Science and Innovation will play in transforming STEM education.

Journalist Steve Coll speaking at Town Hall hosted by Seattle U

August 27, 2018

Town Hall Events at SU this Fall

An exciting lineup of speakers will visit the city and Seattle U this autumn.

Seattle U Homecoming parade

September 11, 2018

Top-Ranked University

U.S. News and Princeton Review name Seattle University Top 10 in in the West for 18th year in a row and among the best colleges for 16th consecutive year.

John Kerry speaking at Seattle University

September 18, 2018

John Kerry visits Seattle U, calls for civility in politics

Former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator John Kerry called for a return to civility in American politics and a renewed commitment to the responsibilities of citizenship in an address at Seattle University Monday night.

Seattle U students hanging out and studying outside in the Spring

September 19, 2018

Seattle University Board Votes to Divest from Fossil Fuels

The Seattle University Board of Trustees has voted to adopt a pair of recommendations to divest the university’s $230 million endowment from fossil fuels within the next five years.

Seattle University's incoming freshman class moving into Campion Hall

October 19, 2018

Seattle U Welcomes Largest Incoming Class Ever

It’s official. Seattle University has set a new record with its largest-ever incoming class of undergraduates this fall. The 2018 freshmen class of 1,083 students is the highest number ever in its 127-year history.

a focused audience at the 2018 Crosscut Festival

February 19, 2019

Crosscut Festival Returns to Seattle U this May

The second annual festival will feature a stellar lineup that includes Valerie Jarrett, former advisor to President Barack Obama, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker, former New Jersey Governor and EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman and civil rights activist and community organizer DeRay McKesson.

Matt Isaac, associate professor of marketing in the Albers School

February 12, 2019

Grading the Ads

Marketing professor analyzes this year’s Super Bowl commercials.

Seattle University students with the gender queer flag

November 2, 2018

President Sundborg Speaks Out in Support of Transgender Students

Seattle University remains firmly committed to its non-discrimination policies toward all of it students, inclusive of transgender students.

Center for Science and Innovation Building Mock-up

October 25, 2018

Murdock Trust announces $1.75 million gift toward completion of the Center for Science and Innovation

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has given Seattle University $1.75 million toward completion of the university’s new Center for Science and Innovation.

Seattle University nursing students

October 23, 2018

Nursing program is best in state and among the top 5 percent in the country

Seattle University’s nursing program is the best in Washington and in the top 5 percent nationally, according to College Factual’s 2019 rankings.

Seattle University students and staff cleaning trash from a bush

March 1, 2019

Green Champion

Regional coalition recognizes SU’s leadership in sustainability.

Lin Li, PhD

April 16, 2019

The Science Behind Innovation

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

Brenda Christensen

March 4, 2019

Alumni Award Winners Shine

The 2019 recipients reflect diversity of industry & interests.