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.

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.

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

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.

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

Peter Lee, ’64

October 16, 2018

True Trailblazer

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

Benes Aldana

March 29, 2019

The Unending Fight for Justice

Alumnus leading change as president of The National Judicial College.

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.

Lin Li, PhD

April 16, 2019

The Science Behind Innovation

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Brenda Christensen

March 4, 2019

Alumni Award Winners Shine

The 2019 recipients reflect diversity of industry & interests.

Seattle University students and staff cleaning trash from a bush

March 1, 2019

Green Champion

Regional coalition recognizes SU’s leadership in sustainability.

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.

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.

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 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.

Book covers and their authors

November 28, 2018

New Books from Criminal Justice Faculty

Several faculty from Criminal Justice have new books out.

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.

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.

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.

students studying inside the Student Athlete Services Center

March 30, 2018


Athletics creates a new services center for student-athletes.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Drew Herdener

January 16, 2018

Global Communicator

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

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.

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.

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.

 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.

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?

Madlyn Murrey

July 13, 2018

‘Leading with Heart’

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

Won Kidane

July 13, 2018

Justice through a Cultural Lens

Faculty Spotlight featuring Won Kidane, School of Law.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Celebration

May 20, 2019

Honoring Our Own

Staff and faculty receive awards at appreciation event.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

Lemieux Library

July 5, 2018

Student Scholars

Library dean announces inaugural recipients of Undergraduate Research Prize.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

May 15, 2019

Faculty News & Notes

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

May 6, 2019

Achieving Carbon Neutrality

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

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.

Admin Building at Seattle U

April 30, 2019

Remembering Mike Bisesi

Former SU professor embodied the spirit of community service.

Michael Eric Dyson

April 12, 2019

The Uncomfortable Truth

Mission Day challenges SU community to confront white privilege.

The audience at Crosscut Festival

April 10, 2019

Big Issues and Bold Ideas

Crosscut Festival returns to Seattle U campus.

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.

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. 

Student Representing Projects Day Project

June 13, 2018

Projects Day

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

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.

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 celebrating

June 3, 2018

Church and Sport

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

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.

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.

Seattle U Admin Building

March 26, 2019

McGoldrick Fellowship

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Seattle U President Sundborg speaking

March 12, 2019

President's Forum

Father Sundborg updates faculty and staff on latest at SU.

Stephen Sundborg, President of Seattle University.

March 11, 2019

LMU Lawsuit

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

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.

Seattle skyline

February 27, 2019

What Matters Most

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

Seattle University campus

February 25, 2019

Remembering André Yandl

Longtime mathematics professor passes away.

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.

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.

The Quad at Seattle U covered in snow

February 21, 2019

Collaborative Planning

Faculty and staff weigh in on university's future.

Joy Sherman directing the choir

April 18, 2018

Swan Song

Retirement means new adventures for beloved choirs director Joy Sherman.

Aerica Shimizu Banks

April 18, 2018

Paving the Way

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

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.

Laura Emiko Soltis

January 11, 2019

"The Urgency of Now"

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

Sullivan Hall Law School

December 21, 2018

A Lasting Legacy

School of Law remembers former Dean Fredric Tausend

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. 

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.

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.

Sullivan Hall School of Law in the Spring

December 4, 2018

"A Vehicle for Health Promotion"

Law student's novella promotes suicide prevention.

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.

Flowers in the Chapel Reflection Pool

November 14, 2018

Remembering Raven Lidman

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

Provost Shane Martin

November 7, 2018

Q&A with the Provost

Get to know SU’s academic leader.

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.

Tyler Daniels on the “Wheel of Fortune”

December 19, 2018

Fortunate Experience

Civil engineering graduate takes his dream for a spin.

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

Lemieux Library

December 14, 2018

Democratic Policing

Criminal Justice receives major grant

Students at The Union Green Park

December 14, 2018

Looking Ahead

Here are five things to watch for in 2019.

School of Law professor Brooke Coleman hosting Red Talks

December 11, 2018

Red Talks Launches

Brooke Coleman delivers inaugural talk on diversity and inclusion.

SU College of Science and Engineering Building

December 4, 2018

Technology for Biodiversity

Alumna Sara Beery is making a difference with her research.

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.

Attendees of the 2018 IAJBS World Forum

July 13, 2018

Innovation for Sustainability

Albers will host an international gathering of Jesuit schools.

SU Admin Building

July 11, 2018

Most Read

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

Father Stephen V. Sundborg

October 29, 2018

President's Forum

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SU Garrand building in the Spring

June 6, 2018

Recognizing Excellence

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

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.

SU campus in the Spring

June 5, 2018

Gold Star

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

Father Steve Sundborg

September 18, 2018

The Jesuit Soul of SU's Future

President Sundborg delivers impactful State of the University.

Red Night Out Awards Ceremony

May 18, 2018

Student Awards

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

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 School of Law

September 18, 2018

Justice Brennan Was Right

Law Professor Robert Chang discusses state constitutions and individual rights.

a student conducting research in a lab

May 3, 2018

Student Scholarship Surges

Undergraduate research will be spotlighted in forthcoming edition of SUURJ.

an event at the Albers Business School

April 20, 2018


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

SU student and faculty volunteers hand-sorting compostable waste

April 20, 2018


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ethics Bowl Representatives

December 13, 2017

Ethics Bowl

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

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.

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.

#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.

Student Body President Pa Ousman

November 13, 2017

Empowered Leadership

Get to know Student Body President Pa Ousman.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

Anna Constant

September 18, 2017

Nourishment For The Soul

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

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

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. 

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

Fr. Steve Sundborg speaking with community members

April 9, 2018

Shaping the World

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

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.

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 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.”

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.

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.

Seattle U Lemieux Library

April 12, 2018

McGoldrick Fellow

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

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.

Seattle U Lemieux Library

April 9, 2018

National Recognition

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

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.

Seattle waterfront and skyline

March 21, 2018

Finding Space

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

Seattle skyline and moon at night

March 14, 2018

What to Do About Homelessness?

SU provides moviegoers with guides for addressing homelessness.

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.

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

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.

Hilary Flanagan

March 12, 2018

New Leader for Career Services

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

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.

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.

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

Jim and Jan Dwyer

February 15, 2018

Awesome Awardees

The 2018 Alumni Award recipients represent the best of SU.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Anna Pickett

May 18, 2017

Two Seattle U Students Are Fulbright Finalists

Both are graduating seniors and will study abroad next year

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.

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.

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."

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.

Father Stephen Sundborg speaking

January 18, 2018

White Privilege

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

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.

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.

Seattle U Campus in the Spring

January 16, 2018

New Face

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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

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 University Admissions Building

May 11, 2017

Spotlighting Student Scholarship

Undergraduate students write new chapter with inaugural research journal

The Quad in Summer

July 17, 2019

Campus Announcements

Check out upcoming events and happenings at Seattle University.

President's Forum- May 7, 2019

May 29, 2019

President's Forum

Father Sundborg updates campus community on key university developments.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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.

President Sundborg speaking

November 8, 2017

President's Forum

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chapel of St. Ignatius

April 5, 2017

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

Campus spiritual center marks its 20th anniversary

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Seattle University Fountain in the Quad

March 30, 2017

SU Historians Awarded Fulbright Grants

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

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

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.

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.

Seam McDowell

March 28, 2017

Revisionary Tale

Sean McDowell shares experience of SU revising its Honors Program

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

campus tree with leaves illuminated by sunlight

September 26, 2017

20 Years!

SU's president marks a momentous milestone.

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.

the ramp leading to Admin building entrance

September 20, 2017

Function and Form Enhanced

The Administration Building gets a new entryway.

SU faculty and staff discussing Charlottesville

September 19, 2017

A Difficult Dialogue

Faculty and staff gather to discuss Charlottesville and race relations.

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

September 18, 2017


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

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.

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.

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.

Larry Johnson and Marta Gamez

March 13, 2017

Seattle University Honored for Transfer Student Program

Honors for Seattle University's transfer student program

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.

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

Seattle University student team at Black 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.

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

Students Celebrate the Dance Marathon Success

February 22, 2017

Big-Time Impact

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

students studying outside Lemieux Library on a sunny Spring day

May 15, 2017

Naef Scholars

Seattle University announces the 2017-2018 student recipients.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Nancy Mariano, '18

January 1, 2019

Building a Better Future

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

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.

José Alberto “Chepe” Idiaquez, S.J, president of the University of Central America, received an honorary degree from Seattle U presented by President Stephen Sundborg, SJ, and Provost Shane Martin.

June 21, 2019

Seattle University Honors President of the University of Central America in Nicaragua

Rev. José Alberto “Chepe” Idiaquez, S.J, president of the University of Central America (UCA), a Jesuit institution in Managua, Nicaragua, received an honorary degree during the undergraduate commencement ceremony at Seattle University.

Father Sundborg and Father Chepe

June 21, 2019

One Year Later

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

Undergraduate student celebrates graduation.

June 24, 2019

Commencement 2019 Central: Relive all the joyful moments!

We present video and photo coverage of the class of 2019 as we bid best wishes to our 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students during commencement ceremonies on June 16. 

June 24, 2019

Annual Athletics Awards Honor Seniors

Seattle U celebrated its year in athletics, honored its senior class and handed out awards to Redhawks who excelled in competition, the classroom, and the community in 2018-19.

Admin Rooftop

June 24, 2019

Seattle University Hires New CFO

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

Seattle U President Stephen Sundborg

April 17, 2017

Backbone of Financial Aid

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

students studying outside Lemieux Library on a sunny Spring day

September 17, 2014

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.

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

September 18, 2014

Telling Our Story

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

a professor and engineering student working on a project

September 29, 2014

Reflective Learning

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

Mass of The Holy Spirit

October 13, 2014

Come, Holy Spirit

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

campus tree with leaves illuminated by sunlight

October 13, 2014

Honor Roll Finalist

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

Eric Sype leaning on a large tree

October 13, 2014

Natural Leader

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

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

October 28, 2014

Voice for Justice

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

A student reading in a hammock between trees in the Quad

October 14, 2014

Stepping It Up

The university is bolstering its efforts to combat sexual misconduct.

plant leaves sprouting from the dirt

October 24, 2014

Driven to Be Green

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

the fountain at the Quad with Fall trees in the background

October 28, 2014

Land of Plenty

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

The 18 scholars posed for a group photo.

July 11, 2019

Eighteen Scholars from Eighteen Countries are at Seattle U for SUSI 2019

Eighteen scholars from eighteen countries are on campus this summer for the third year for Seattle University to host the Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on Contemporary American Literature.

The Quad at Seattle U

September 29, 2014

Beginning the Conversation

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

a nursing student reviewing papers in a nursing lab

September 29, 2014

Let the Healing Begin

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

Exterior of the Sullivan Law School

September 29, 2014

Justice is Served

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

Seattle U Men's Basketball Team in a group huddle

October 29, 2014

Winter Sports Preview

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

Salad Bar at Cherry Street Market

November 11, 2014

Full Plate

New general manager of Bon Appétit brings decades of experience.

bright red and white SU umbrella on a rainy day

November 11, 2014

Unwavering Supporters

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

Campus solar panels

November 11, 2014

Energy and Society

New Core course examines complex issues related to global warming.

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

November 13, 2014

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.

Organic mixed greens at Cherry Street Market

November 24, 2014

Delicious Dilemma

A staffer debates calories or wellness points.

students at the quad and fountain in the spring

November 24, 2014

I’m Grateful for…

Seattle University faculty and staff share their gratitude.

Sullivan Hall - Seattle U's School of Law

November 24, 2014

Advocate for Access

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

Bags of Fair Trade coffee

November 24, 2014

Coffee with a Conscience

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

a student grabbing a small planter with sprouts

December 8, 2014

Food With Spirit

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

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

December 8, 2014

Ignatian Exchange

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

Seattle University license plate

December 8, 2014

SU Pride on Your Ride

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

a player on SU men's basketball shooting a hoop

January 8, 2015

Hall of Fame

Athletics announces 2016 inductees into SU Hall of Fame

a crowd of people in the Albers Business School Lobby

January 12, 2015

Leading with Laughter

Albers professor Colette Hoption investigates how leaders use humor effectively.

a student worker trimming a leafy bush on campus

January 12, 2015

Signing on

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

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

January 12, 2015

Filling a Need

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

students walk through campus on a rainy day

January 13, 2015

Big Important Survey

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

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J. giving a speech

January 26, 2015

About the Dream

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

traditional dance during the international dinner

January 26, 2015

Going International

International Week celebrates the multiplicity of cultures at Seattle U.

John Dougherty wearing a SU scarf

January 26, 2015

Hall of Famer

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

Exterior of Lemieux Library with lights on in the evening

January 27, 2015

Isn’t That Special?

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

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

January 27, 2015

Active Teaching

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

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

February 9, 2015

Happy Anniversary!

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

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

February 9, 2015

The Meditating Monk Re-imagined

Sharon Suh publishes a new book on Buddhism in film.

an author signing a book

February 10, 2015

Why We're Here

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

Exterior of Lemieux Library on a bright, sunny day

February 23, 2015

Part of the Solution

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

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

February 23, 2015

Safer Schools

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

Students dancing during the Dance Marathon

February 23, 2015

Cause for Dancing

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

Students talking and walking through campus

February 23, 2015

Top of the List

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

Exterior of Bannan and Engineering Building

March 9, 2015

Preparing Professionals

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

Albers School Pigott Building

March 9, 2015

Off to See the Oracle

A group of Albers graduate students meets Warren Buffett.

A student preparing to air KXSU

March 9, 2015

Confessions of a DJ

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

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

March 10, 2015

"Changing the World"

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

SU students working on their laptops in the library

March 25, 2015

Meeting Students Where They Are

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

the fountain at the Quad with Fall trees in the background

March 25, 2015

Psychotherapy for the Other

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

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

March 25, 2015

Celebratory News

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

students sitting on the grass outside Lemieux Library

March 25, 2015

The Path Less Taken

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

The Quad at Seattle U

April 7, 2015

Powerful Story

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

Ariel view of campus on a sunny winter day

April 7, 2015

At Home

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

Pigott building atrium filled with event attendees

April 7, 2015

Three Decades of Distinction

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

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

April 8, 2015

All about the Students

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

SU student Fred Seymour performing a song on guitar

April 21, 2015

SU Strummers

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

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

April 21, 2015

My Fluorescent God

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

students stroll on the upper deck of Lemieux Library at dusk

April 21, 2015

Truman Scholar!

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

Exterior view of Sullivan Law School on a sunny day

May 4, 2015

Remarkable Opportunity

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

St. Ignatius fountain in the afternoon shaded quad

May 4, 2015

A Life of Adventures and … Llamas

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

students reading at the fountain in the Quad

May 4, 2015

Spirit of Community

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

Lemieux Library and Plaza at dusk

May 5, 2015

More Fulbrights

Three SU professors receive prestigious awards for international work.

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

May 18, 2015

Honoring in Memory

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

students at the quad and fountain in the spring

May 19, 2015

Just Outstanding

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

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

May 20, 2015

Student Research

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

Exterior view of the SU William Eisiminger Fitness Center

May 21, 2015

Saving a Life

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

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

June 9, 2015

Ambassador for the Game

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

campus tree with leaves illuminated by sunlight

June 9, 2015

My Search

An SU student reflects on a powerful retreat experience.

Matteo Ricci students focused during class

June 9, 2015

Art that Empowers

Matteo Ricci students learn how theater can build community.

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

June 9, 2015

Q&A with the President

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

Pigott building atrium filled with event attendees

June 10, 2015

Saluting Scholarly Excellence

The inaugural recipients of the Provost Awards are announced.

the fountain at the Quad with Fall trees in the background

July 13, 2015

“You Shall Always be in My Heart”

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

a bird perched atop a tree branch with yellow flowers

July 13, 2015

For the Birds (and Other Species)

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

exterior view of the Casey building atrium

July 14, 2015

Most Read Stories

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

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

July 15, 2015

Taking the Initiative…Further

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

a student reading in front of a large tree on campus

August 17, 2015

Necessity of Life

The dry summer has SU gardeners getting creative.

SU women's basketball team pre-game huddle

August 17, 2015

Early Birds

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

Outside of Bannan and Engineering Building on a Spring evening

August 18, 2015

Invaluable Experience

SU student Alaina Bever participates in a prestigious scholars program.

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

August 18, 2015

Connolly 2.0

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

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

September 14, 2015

Excellence Continued

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

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

September 14, 2015

Stop, Look, Return and Enjoy

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

closeup of bright pink and red flowers on campus

September 14, 2015

Foot in the Door

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

Albers graduate students in class

September 15, 2015

Huge Improvement

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

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

September 28, 2015

Examining Race

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

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

September 28, 2015

Welcome, Newcomers!

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

Student performing research in a lab

September 28, 2015

Prestigious Award

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

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

September 29, 2015

Our Year Ahead

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

the front of Lemieux Library on a sunny day

October 13, 2015

Good Theater

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

students walk through campus on a rainy day

October 13, 2015

Reflective Leadership

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

view of the fountain and campus quad

October 13, 2015

Welcoming a Legend

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

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

October 13, 2015

Excellence by Design

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

the South Lake Union waterfront from Gas Works park

October 26, 2015

Honoring a True Person for Others

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

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

October 26, 2015

Religion and Politics

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

Austin Lively running a home run

October 26, 2015

Just for Sport?

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

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

October 26, 2015

Delio on Climate Change

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

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

November 6, 2015

Dirt Therapy

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

SU Men's Soccer playing Utah Valley

November 6, 2015

Greening the Games

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

Alan Mulally speaking

November 6, 2015

Transformational Leadership

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

crowd of SU students cheering

November 10, 2015

Time for Tip-off!

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

SU students volunteering at Bailey Gatzert elementary school

November 22, 2015

"Premier Partner"

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

Albers School Pigott Building

November 23, 2015

Game Changer

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

The Quad covered in snow

November 24, 2015

Time of Thanks

President Sundborg counts the university’s many blessings.

warm glow of the Student Center cafeteria and library at dusk

December 8, 2015

Demystifying the Faculty Developer

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

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

December 8, 2015

Driven to Excel

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

Ariel view of campus on a sunny winter day

December 8, 2015

Hall of Fame

Athletics announces 2016 inductees.

students stroll on the upper deck of Lemieux Library at dusk

January 19, 2016

Moonlighting for the Last Sunset

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

Two students walking back to Xavier Hall in the winter

January 19, 2016

Eventful Times

Winter quarter is a dizzyingly busy time for our university.

Students walking to class

January 19, 2016

SU Moves

Student develops new wellness opportunity at SU.

Zheng Performance at the 2016 International Dinner

January 19, 2016

"Crossroads for the World"

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

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

January 19, 2016


Author reflects on possibilities for renewal and interconnectedness

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

February 2, 2016

A Church in War

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

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

February 2, 2016

Gourmet Mouse

A furry friend with exquisite taste visits Marketing Communications.

students reading at the fountain in the Quad

February 2, 2016

Stress Relief

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

Bryan Adamson

February 3, 2016

Highly Regarded

Law school's Bryan Adamson receives prestigious national award.

Advancement and Alumni Building

June 28, 2019

SU Joins 2030 District

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

Lemieux Library and Plaza at dusk

February 16, 2016

Easing the Transition

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

Pigott building atrium filled with event attendees

February 16, 2016

Search for Meaning

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

St. Ignatius fountain in the afternoon shaded quad

February 16, 2016

New Frontier

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

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

February 17, 2016

Dialed In!

For the first time, SU will broadcast on FM radio

bright red and white SU umbrella on a rainy day

March 1, 2016

Ready to Launch

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

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

March 1, 2016

Shining Bright

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

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

March 2, 2016

Art of Impact

President's Report details a thriving university with bigger plans

attendees at the 2015 Dance Marathon

March 3, 2016

Mission Accomplished (and Then Some)

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

Student reading in a hammock between trees at the Quad

March 15, 2016

Our Significant Trees

Campus trees appeal to emotions even as they support the ecosystem

Albers School Pigott Building

March 15, 2016

High Rankings

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

Dan Dombrowski

March 30, 2016

Teacher-Scholar Personified

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

Trish Henley

March 15, 2016

Elevating Online Education

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

Salad bar at Cherry Street Market

March 29, 2016

Waste Not...

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

Bannan building

March 15, 2016


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

Exterior of the Sullivan Law School

March 29, 2016


Client of law school's clinic finally freed from prison

exterior view of the Casey building atrium

April 12, 2016

Building the World from East to West

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

Students walking through campus on a sunny day

March 31, 2016

Honor Roll

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

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

April 12, 2016

Deeply Committed

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

Title page of

April 12, 2016

True Original

SU gratefully receives gift of rare Darwin book

Mission Day 2016

April 12, 2016

The Promise and Challenge of Racial Justice

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

Alan Mulally speaking

April 25, 2016

Welcoming a Proven Leader

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

Students studying on the grass outside Lemieux Library

April 27, 2016

New High-water Mark

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

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

April 25, 2016

How Women Decide

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

Spring blossoming trees with Sullivan Law School in the background

April 27, 2016

Spirit of Community

The 2016 award recipients represent the best of Seattle U.

crowd of students at commencement ceremony

May 10, 2016

Esteemed Visitors

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

Women's Varsity Crew Team rowing at night

May 10, 2016

Special Honor

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

Flowers and bikes on campus

May 10, 2016

Striking Gold, Eyeing Platinum

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

Roshanak Roshandel standing in front of the Engineering Building

May 10, 2016

Narrowing the Gap

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

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

May 25, 2016

Chapter of the Year

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

Pat O'Leary, S.J.

May 25, 2016

Finding Joy in Being Available

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

Lemieux Library at dawn

May 25, 2016

Mirroring the Mission

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

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

June 8, 2016

Dancer, Engineer, Mathematician

SU senior Sara Beery has received a prestigious NSF fellowship.

Yellow flowers and students walking in the background

June 8, 2016

Spring Update

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

SU President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

June 8, 2016

Presidential Ponderings

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

Pink and red flowers blooming on campus

June 20, 2016

Alabaster Jar

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

SU students volunteering

July 12, 2016

Just Sustainability

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

Student sitting and reading at the fountain in the Spring

July 13, 2016

Most Read

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

Ariel-view of campus in the winter

July 14, 2016

In High Regard

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

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

August 22, 2016

SU and World Youth Day

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

Seattle University Youth Initiative at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School

August 22, 2016

Key Support

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

The three murals at a busy Cherry Street Market

August 22, 2016

Powerful Portraits

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

Edward Reed, smiling while teaching a class

September 12, 2016

Immersed in Europe

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

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

September 14, 2016

Let’s Celebrate!

University marks important milestone; yearlong slate of festivities planned

Chapel of St. Ignatius in the Spring

October 12, 2016

The Catholic Church and Sport

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

September 26, 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.

Chapel of St. Ignatius in the Fall

September 26, 2016

Where Faith and Social Action Meet

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

Ariel-view of the Quad and surrounding buildings

September 28, 2016

What a Week!

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

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

October 11, 2016

New Faces

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

SU student worker grooming plants on campus

October 11, 2016

Seeing a Different Kind of Beauty

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

Students hanging out at the Quad during the Spring

October 11, 2016

Dynamics of Aggression

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

students hanging out outside the Student Center

February 17, 2017

Birds-eye View

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

Lemieux Library

October 24, 2016

Burly Gift

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

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

October 24, 2016

New Leader

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

Garrand Building in the Spring

October 24, 2016

Quite the Family Legacy

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

The fountain at the Quad

November 9, 2016

Reflection on Election

SU president issues a statement on the 2016 election.

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

November 22, 2016

Excellence in Research

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

Students walking to class

February 9, 2017

Highly ranked

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

the South Lake Union waterfront from Gas Works park

January 26, 2017

Donated Beds

Seattle University gives 200 beds to local charities

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

January 27, 2017

Educator of the Year

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

Cover of the City of Seattle Proclamation

January 30, 2017

Seattle's University

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

Nursing students practicing with mock procedures

February 2, 2017

Welcome, Victoria and Mark

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

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

February 13, 2017

Mission Examen

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

an author signing a book

February 22, 2017

Search for Meaning

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

the fountain at the Quad with Fall trees in the background

March 1, 2017

Five More Years

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

Students chatting and walking to class

April 10, 2017

Therefore Be It Resolved...

The Washington House of Representatives recognizes SU's impact.

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

March 13, 2017

Seattle University Honored for Transfer Student Program

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

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

March 15, 2017

New Scholars

Center for Religious Wisdom and World Affairs announces first cohort.

a group of students at a nursing lab

April 7, 2017

New Home

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

A student reading in a hammock at the Quad

April 13, 2017

Planting Our Way to Tree Campus USA

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

Allison Henrich, Steven Klee and David Neel

June 25, 2019

Powering Through

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

campus tree with leaves illuminated by sunlight

April 14, 2017

High Honors

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

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

September 16, 2014

In High Regard

Seattle University is ranked number 5 in the West.

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

September 16, 2014

Big Step Forward

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

closeup of the unique Lemieux Library windows

September 16, 2014

Failing the Trapeze

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

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

August 19, 2014

Here We Go!

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

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

August 19, 2014

Q&A with Tammy Liddell

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

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

August 18, 2014

Transforming a School—In One Day

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

July 16, 2019

“Public Policy and the Arts” Project: Seattle Arts Voter Guide

Seattle University MFA in Arts Leadership students enrolled in the 2019 summer course “Public Policy and the Arts” are creating the Seattle Arts Voter Guide, a nonpartisan guide collecting statements by City Council Candidates on how they envision arts as part of Seattle.

July 22, 2019

Law School to accept GRE scores, add online classes

As part of the law school's ongoing mission to make legal education more accessible, Seattle University School of Law will accept GRE scores from prospective students, starting with incoming first-year students in fall 2020.

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

July 15, 2013

Energy Detectives

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

a bee on a pink daisy on campus

August 12, 2013

The Pollinators' Gift

A critical link to our food supply is in jeopardy

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

August 12, 2013

Deconstructing Terror

SU alumnus contributes significantly to the study of terrorism.

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

August 12, 2013

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

SU students help plan for future development in neighborhood.

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

August 12, 2013

Game On!

Here are five things to watch for in fall sports.

front exterior of Lemieux Library on a sunny afternoon

September 10, 2013

Well Read

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

students working on a film project

September 10, 2013

Family Homelessness

The Center for Strategic Communications launches a new film project.

students at the quad and fountain in the spring

September 10, 2013

One of the Best

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

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

November 10, 2013

Q&A with Fr. Tom Lucas

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

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

September 23, 2013

Called to Make a Difference

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

7 nursing students practicing in a nursing lab

September 23, 2013

Prestigious Award

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

students hanging out at Union Green park in the Spring

September 24, 2013

Meet the Green Team

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

view of the fountain and campus quad

September 25, 2013

The SU Brand

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

Albers School Pigott Building

October 8, 2013

Doing Well and Doing Good

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

Sullivan Hall - Seattle U's School of Law

October 8, 2013

Justice for the Poor

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

students studying outside Lemieux Library on a sunny Spring day

October 8, 2013

A New Era Begins

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

Ariel view of the Mass of the Holy Spirit

October 8, 2013

"This is No Fluttering Dove"

Homilist describes Holy Spirit as fierce, feminine and freeing.

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

October 9, 2013

Let There Be Light!

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

campus tree with leaves illuminated by sunlight

October 21, 2013

Saving a Life

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

Lemieux Library and Plaza at dusk

October 22, 2013

Special Appearance

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

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

October 23, 2013

Zombies: Getting to the Core

New course provides a historical perspective on the undead.

the fountain at the Quad with Fall trees in the background

November 4, 2013

Top Producer

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

a student working on their laptop

November 4, 2013

Onward, Online

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

students reading at the fountain in the Quad

November 5, 2013

Social Justice through Literary Fiction

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

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

November 5, 2013


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

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

November 19, 2013

A Strengthening Bond

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

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

November 13, 2013

I Am the Future of… Politics

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

a plant sprouting out of soil

November 19, 2013

The Dirt on Soil

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

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

November 20, 2013

Redhawk Mania!

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

main auditorium of the Pigott building

December 10, 2013

Top 5 SU Moments of 2013

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

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

December 10, 2013

Feeding the Hungry

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

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

December 11, 2013

A New Way of Teaching

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

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

January 13, 2014

Full Docket

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

volume controls for SU's student radio station KSUB

January 13, 2014

Hey Mr. DJ

University Librarian John Popko moonlights as KSUB disc jockey.

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

January 13, 2014

Carbon Diet

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

Pigott building atrium filled with event attendees

January 13, 2014

Signature Event

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

a SU student helping to teach Bailey Gatzert students

January 28, 2014

Up and Running

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

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

January 28, 2014

Graduate Education Q&A

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

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

January 28, 2014

Summer Fellowships

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

SU Men's Soccer Team playing at Championship Field

February 11, 2014

Field of the Year

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

Homecoming Red Umbrella Parade

February 11, 2014

Reigniting a Tradition

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

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

February 11, 2014

The Church in a Global, Pluralistic World

Renowned scholar Jose Casanova will deliver the Catholic Heritage Lecture.

Lemieux Library and Plaza at dusk

February 11, 2014

Modeling the Mission

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

exterior of Sullivan Law School

February 24, 2014

A Witness for Justice

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

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

February 24, 2014

"Seattle's University"

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

The salad bar at Cherry Street Market

February 24, 2014

The Elements of Food

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

students studying outside Lemieux Library on a sunny Spring day

February 26, 2014

Redhawk Rob

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

view of the fountain and campus quad

March 6, 2014

"A Life of Kindness and Care"

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

St. Ignatius fountain in the afternoon shaded quad

March 12, 2014

Supreme Achievement

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

Seattle U Men's Basketball Team

March 12, 2014

Let the Madness Begin!

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

Sullivan Hall - Seattle U's School of Law

March 12, 2014

High Marks

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

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

March 13, 2014

On the Road!

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

students walk through campus on a rainy day

March 24, 2014

Walking the Talk

Nursing professor Karen Cowgill incorporates a treadmill into her workspace.

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

March 25, 2014

New Perspective

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

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

March 25, 2014

Act of Faith

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

Students sitting in the Union Green park in the spring

March 26, 2014

Catching up with Ciscoe

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

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

March 26, 2014

Examining Sustainability

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

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

April 4, 2014

The Place Called Skull

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

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

April 4, 2014

Inclusive Education

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

closeup of pink and red flowers on campus

April 8, 2014

Celebrating SU's Best

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

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

April 22, 2014

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.

a bike in a bike stand next to pink flowers

April 22, 2014

A "Forever Mission"

Newly released sustainability report highlights progress toward goals.

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

April 22, 2014

Spring Break for Others

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

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

April 23, 2014

Shining a Light on Homelessness

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

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

May 6, 2014

Turning a Challenge into a Gift

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

students at the quad and fountain in the spring

May 6, 2014

Farewell, Mark Burnett

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

Agnieszka Miguel helping two students on a computer

May 6, 2014

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.

the crowd at QuadStock at night

May 7, 2014

Still Rockin'

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

3 engineering students working on a project together

May 20, 2014

Projecting Excellence

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

bright red and white SU umbrella on a rainy day

May 20, 2014

Accolades Add Up

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

Spirit of Community Award winners

May 21, 2014

Marking a Milestone

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

the fountain at the Quad with Fall trees in the background

May 21, 2014

Hypotheses Tested

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

Four nursing students in a nursing lab

June 2, 2014

Meeting a Critical Need

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

view of the fountain and campus quad

June 2, 2014

Core Curriculum Covers Covens

SU faculty member Tracey Pepper offers course on witch hunts.

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

June 2, 2014

Welcome Table

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

exterior view of the Casey building atrium

June 16, 2014

Looking Back

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

students reading at the fountain in the Quad

June 16, 2014

Opening Doors

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

3 engineering students working in a lab together

June 16, 2014

Electrifying Education

SU wins two engineering awards and continues an impressive run.

Lemieux Library and Plaza at dusk

June 17, 2014

What You Read

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

students walk through campus on a rainy day

July 2, 2014

Featured in Fiske

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

Albers School Pigott Building

July 8, 2014

Parting Words

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

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

July 8, 2014

Catching up with Ryan Sawyer

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

a bird perched atop a tree with fall leaves

July 14, 2014

Just Sustainability

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

a student working on a laptop

July 15, 2014

One Year, New Career

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