Join the Arrupe Seminar

May 4, 2010

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The Arrupe Seminar on the Foundations and Vision of Jesuit Education - a great opportunity within a lively, interesting discussion with peers that will deepen your understanding of the Jesuit foundations of Seattle University.

It’s not too late to join the next "Arrupe Seminar" which will commence in Fall Quarter 2010. The seminar has been offered every fall since 2004. If you are interested in joining the seminar this fall please contact Margaret Moore at

The Seminar is designed to promote:

  • Understanding of the Jesuit educational tradition and of Jesuits
  • Assimilation of the knowledge and values of the tradition
  • Application of what one learns and assimilates to the carrying out of one’s role at the University
  • Commitment to carrying on the tradition. It offers an experience that is both scholarly and personal, requiring a significant amount of reading, discussion, and personal reflection, and including presentations by people knowledgeable in the Jesuit tradition.

Seminar basics:

  • A team made up of one Jesuit and one lay colleague leads each section, presents material, and facilitates discussions.
  • Visiting experts present some sessions.
  • The Seminar is open to faculty, staff, and administrators who have completed at least one year at the University.
  • It meets approximately every two weeks for two hours throughout the academic year, beginning in October and ending in early May.
  • Two sections at different times are offered to accommodate different schedules.

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., has stated in a letter to all SU faculty and staff: "I urge you to give careful consideration to participating in the Seminar. If it does not fit your schedule during this coming year 2010/11, you might want to consider it another year. Interest in the Seminar is such that it has become a regular offering on the part of the Jesuits and the University."