Arts, Faith and Humanities

Between a pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, 2020 changed the life trajectories of many college students

Story includes incoming graduate student James Innocent, who chose to enroll in the Master of Arts in Psychology. He said the competitive program combines philosophical thought “to help us really challenge our perspectives on the world, so we can improve ourselves, so we can help improve other people.” 

The Seattle Times

June 12, 2021

Professors Isaac, Coleman and Cosgrove

Faculty Receive Provost’s Awards

Professors Mathew Isaac in Albers, Brooke Coleman in Law and Serena Cosgrove in Arts and Sciences received this year’s Provost’s Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors for Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty. The awards were presented by Provost Shane P. Martin on June 7.

June 8, 2021

Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa

Film Studies Professor Explores the Intersection of Humanities and Science

Recognizing the potential for students to explore entirely new ways of working in his Film Studies classes, Assistant Professor Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa, PhD, creates opportunities to develop interdisciplinary work between the arts and science. 

May 27, 2021

Collage of Imagining the World photos

Imagining the World: A Retrospective

In its 12 year history, Imagining the World highlighted the College of Arts and Sciences' participation in the global community. Through this photography contest, students, faculty, and staff captured more than a moment in their experiences – they shared a very personal window into the world they explore.

May 25, 2021

$38 million set of gifts from Ballmer Group to address behavioral health crisis aims to bolster workforce, resources across Washington

Seattle University is one of a number of colleges and universities in the state participating in this effort through graduate student financial assistance provided by the Ballmer Group gifts. The grants will support students in multiple accredited graduate programs in mental health counseling and social work.

May 21, 2021

Lessons from America’s Chinatowns

Story features the work of and an interview with Professor Emerita Marie Rose Wong, PhD, formerly with Seattle U's Institute of Public Service, Asian Studies, and Public Affairs.

Planning

May 13, 2021

Katjarina (Katja) Hurt, ’13 MAPS in the outdoors.

A Compassionate Hand

Alumna combines faith with healing as a chaplain for first responders.  

May 12, 2021

Gates Divorce Roils World’s Biggest Family Philanthropy Engine

Story includes comments by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, associate professor of nonprofit leadership.

Bloomberg

May 7, 2021

How College Became a Ruthless Competition Divorced From Learning

The story, which is critical of popular college rankings systems, asks, "How could these measurements, or any measurements at all, rank schools whose missions embrace disparate visions of education along a single dimension?" The author notes the disparate missions of Seattle U and Harvard.

The Atlantic

May 6, 2021

Cascadia Art Museum hires new executive director

The new director, Melissa Chittenden, is a 2002 graduate of Seattle U's Master of Nonprofit Leadership program.

My Edmonds News

May 6, 2021

How to Raise a Feminist Son

The publication interviewed Sonora Jha, PhD, about her new book How to Raise a Feminist Son. Dr. Jha is professor in the Department of Communication.

Psychology Today

May 4, 2021

Bill and Melinda Gates file for divorce

Story includes comments by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, associate professor in the Master of Nonprofit Leadership Program at Seattle University.

KIRO7

May 3, 2021

Image of painting which depicts four orca whales breaching and one diving in a body of water set against a mountain range, with the sun and Mt. Rainier in the distance.

Curating the Intersection of Art and Science

The Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation will feature works by renowned local and national artists.

April 29, 2021

Image includes a headshot of Dr. Quinton Morris on the left holding a viola. Text on the right side of image reads Dr. Quinton Morris on top line and Unmute The Voices in second line.

“Unmute The Voices,” led by Dr. Quinton Morris

This June, Seattle’s Classical KING FM and Dr. Quinton Morris, their inaugural Artist-Scholar in Residence, launch Unmute The Voices, a new audio and video project celebrating the music and performances of BIPOC composers and performers with dedicated space for BIPOC artistry.

April 19, 2021

Individual images of the five faculty fellows. Text reads Faculty Fellows The Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture

ICTC Welcomes New Faculty Fellows

The Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture (ICTC) at Seattle University recently announced its 2021-22 Faculty Fellows representing a variety of disciplines.

April 15, 2021

Image of Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez sitting down and looking away from camera.

Leading Theologian, Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez, Appointed Director, Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture

Guiding the vision behind ICTC through a global Catholic lens.

April 14, 2021

Earth Month: Indigenous elders are teaching me the lesson of abundant generosity

Alumna Claire Lucas, '19, moved to rural Montana after graduation to work as a caregiver for Native American elders. She penned the essay, "Indigenous elders are teaching me the lesson of abundant generosity," for the National Catholic Reporter's EarthBeat blog.  

April 6, 2021

Memoir Offers Advice On 'How To Raise A Feminist Son'

Book author is Sonora Jha, PhD, professor of communication.

NPR

April 6, 2021

Seattle author, professor Sonora Jha explains ‘How to Raise a Feminist Son’

Dr. Jha is a professor in the Department of Communication and Associate Dean for Academic Community, College of Arts and Sciences.

The Seattle Times

March 31, 2021

25 Under 25: Women of Color to Watch

Alumna Haleema Bharoocha, '18, is among young women and girls of color who are changing the cultural and political landscape.

Ms. Magazine

March 30, 2021

Seattle U in the News: Anti-Asian hate crimes in focus after high-profile incidents

Chair of the Seattle U Department of Social Work Hye-Kyung Kang, PhD, was interviewed by KING5 News in the aftermath of the Georgia spa killings and a study that reported hate crimes against Asian-Americans jumped 149 percent from 2019 to 2020 in 16 of America's largest cities, including Seattle.

March 18, 2021

Seattle experts: Anti-Asian hate crimes in focus after high-profile incidents

Chair of the Department of Social Work Hye-Kyung Kang, PhD, was interviewed for this story.

KING5 News

March 17, 2021

Elizabeth Dale

Elizabeth Dale receives 2021 Emerging Scholar Award

Elizabeth J. Dale, PhD, assistant professor in the Nonprofit Leadership program, is the recipient of the 2021 Emerging Scholar Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, which honors an early-career scholar or a scholar-practitioner whose research has and will continue to shape the discourse on philanthropy and fundraising.

March 17, 2021

A Pledge of Civility Towards a Pandemic-Free Future

Community, connectivity and humanity are what prompted two Alfie Scholars at Seattle University to kickstart The COVID-19 Civility Pledge Campaign.

March 16, 2021

Maple Valley food bank reopens doors one year after shutdown began

Lindsey Habenicht, executive director of the food bank, is a 2016 graduate of Seattle U in the Humanities for Leadership program and Strategic Communications.

KING 5 News

March 11, 2021

Cynthia Dillard

Cynthia B. Dillard, PhD, University of Georgia Scholar, Appointed Dean of the College of Education

Following an extensive national search, Cynthia B. Dillard, PhD, has been appointed Dean of Seattle University’s College of Education. Dr. Dillard currently serves as the Mary Frances Early Professor in Teacher Education at the University of Georgia.

March 9, 2021

Seattle mentoring program turning troubled boys into successful men

Mentor Mark Phillips is a junior at Seattle U.

Q13 Fox

February 23, 2021

3 Seattle Schools Give COVID Collab a College Try

American Theatre

February 22, 2021

Poster for Unchartered Waters

Theater in the Time of Pandemic: Collaborative Virtual Productions Coming in March

Seattle University Theatre is joining forces with the undergraduate theatre training programs from Cornish College of the Arts and the University of Washington to present Uncharted Waters, a virtual tri-production of two plays: William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night  and a new devised work, Bodies of Water, responding to the themes of Twelfth Night.

February 11, 2021

What the $25 billion the biggest US donors gave in 2020 says about high-dollar charity today

Story includes interview with Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor in Nonprofit Leadership.

The Conversation

February 9, 2021

Classical KING FM takes steps to address issues of equity and inclusion

Story includes mention that Quentin Morris, associate professor of music, was hired as an artist scholar in residence to create 10 to 12 programs featuring composers of color.

The Seattle Times

February 3, 2021

Biden’s Catholic roots may help him unify the nation

Guest op-ed by Mark Markuly, PhD, former dean of the School of Theology and Ministry and a professor of religion and education.

The Seattle Times

January 30, 2021

Juneau, Best, Durkan and the limits of representation

Guest op-ed by Sonora Jha, PhD, professor in the Department of Communications.

Crosscut

December 16, 2020

Randy Engstrom, head of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, to depart

Engstrom will teach in the Seattle U arts-leadership program.

The Seattle Times

December 4, 2020

SU Arts Leadership is a Partner in New Seattle Arts Fellowship

The Seattle University Arts Leadership program is partnering with four leading arts organizations to launch the Seattle Arts Fellowship, which supports emerging leaders and administrators of color.

November 24, 2020

The 'Seattle Process' in 2020. Are we becoming ungovernable?

A  recording of an Oct. 29 event held by Seattle University Institute of Public Service and Town Hall Seattle.  Multi-media journalist Joni Balter and Seattle U professor Larry Hubbell served as moderators.

KUOW-FM

November 20, 2020

Seattle Arts Fellowship Invests in Leaders of Color

Seattle University will serve as a program partner and adviser on the fellowship curriculum and will provide financial aid to candidates accepted to both the fellowship and Seattle U’s MFA in Arts Leadership program. 

425 Magazine

November 18, 2020

Best Charities for 2021/Ask the Experts

The "Ask the Expert" portion of the story is an interview with Elizabeth Dale, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Leadership.

WalletHub

November 16, 2020

Local scholar says Biden transition team facing added challenges from Trump

Story features interview with Marco Lowe, adjunct professor in the Institute of Public Service.

KOMO News

November 11, 2020

‘We belong out there’: How the Nordic concept of friluftsliv — outdoor life — could help the Pacific Northwest get through this COVID winter

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology.

The Seattle Times

October 23, 2020

Graduate Student and Edmonds Food Bank Executive Director Named Citizen of the Year

Casey Davis, ’22, a student in Seattle U's Master of Nonprofit Leadership program and executive director of the Edmonds Food Bank, received the 2020 Edmonds Citizen of the Year award, along with the volunteers who staff it.

October 14, 2020

God help us: Religion’s influence on the 2020 presidential election

Guest op-ed written by Mark Markuly, PhD, dean of the School of Theology and Ministry.

The Seattle Times

October 14, 2020

“A Towering Presence” – Remembering Bernie Steckler

Bernie Steckler, a much-beloved and longtime member of Seattle University’s faculty, passed away Sept. 23.

October 1, 2020

Jasmine Mahmoud

Seattle U Professor Appointed to Washington State Arts Commission

Jasmine Mahmoud, PhD, assistant professor of Performing Arts & Arts Leadership in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed a Washington State Arts Commissioner by Gov. Jay Inslee.

October 1, 2020

Bullitt Prize winner uses affordable housing to fight climate change

Winner of the prize, Patience Malaba, is enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program and will graduate after fall quarter.

Crosscut

September 29, 2020

Celebration of Spirit

September 24, 2020

This Year's Common Text program addresses racial justice

Each year the university selects a text or texts to launch the academic year for incoming students. Incoming students receive the year’s Common Text over the summer, and the issues it raises are incorporated into some classes and pursued in a year-long series of programs built around the themes. This year, rather than having just one text, organizers selected a number of resources.

September 11, 2020

Seattle U student mentors

COVID-19 Didn’t Stop Mentoring Program for Middle School Students

Since 2015, Seattle U staff and students have led mentoring programs for students at Washington Middle School. And like all things impacted by COVID-19, this program required new thinking after Seattle Public Schools moved to remote instruction last April.

September 10, 2020

Quinton Morris is First Artist-Scholar in Residence for KING FM

Associate Professor Dr. Quinton Morris, director of chamber and instrumental music and founder of the music education organization Key to Change, will serve as the first Artist-Scholar in Residence for Classical KING FM 98.1 for a two-year term beginning Sept. 15.

September 4, 2020

College Museums Are in a "Moment of Reinvention"

Story includes how Seattle U's Hedreen Gallery has adapted to COVID restrictions.

The Stranger

September 2, 2020

Wikipedia falsely said I was convicted of attempted murder. I expected online abuse, but not this.

Times columnist Naomi Ishisaka wrote about her experience with a false Wikipedia entry and cites research by Seattle U communication associate professor Caitlin Carlson.

The Seattle Times

August 31, 2020

Arrupe Seminar an opportunity to learn more about Jesuit education

August 31, 2020

In an e-mail today, President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., invited faculty and staff to participate in the Arrupe Seminar. 

Professors Awarded U.S. State Department Funding for Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on Religious Freedom and Pluralism

Beatrice Lawrence, associate professor of Theology and Religious Studies, and Charles M. Tung, associate professor of English, received State Department funding to host the Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on Religious Freedom and Pluralism at Seattle University.

August 25, 2020

Project on Family Homelessness

Project on Family Homelessness Ends 10 Years of Advocacy

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded initiative on family homelessness, which ends this month, is credited with raising awareness of the issue over the course of a decade.

August 21, 2020

”Positive energy has an interesting way of building on itself,” says Nathan Vass, artist, writer and route 7 Metro bus driver

The book written by Nathan Vass, The Lines That Make Us, is used as a textbook at Seattle U.

International Examiner

August 20, 2020

Social media campaigns urging new generations to vote in upcoming election

Story features interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING5 News

August 3, 2020

Eurovision trophy

Eurovision Song Contest Meets Professor Meets Seattle U Students in Humanities Seminar

Like millions of others growing up in Europe, David Green joined his family for a TV-watching ritual one Saturday night each spring: the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It became a humanities seminar course he teaches.

July 27, 2020

Winning photos

A View of the World: Winners of 4th Annual “Imagining the World” Photo Competition announced

The Imagining the World: Study Abroad and International Photography Competition highlights the college’s and university’s participation in the global community.

July 1, 2020

Engage Your Mind

Register by June 26 for free, virtual summer course that pursues intersection of city, Seattle U & social justice.

June 24, 2020

Community-engaged program sites

Faculty and Students Focused on Community-Engaged Learning

One of the hallmarks of academics at Seattle University is community engagement. Professors design courses that get their students involved in local organizations, while students take classes in science, math, criminal justice and the humanities, among others.

June 23, 2020

Want to do more for your favorite charity? Consider a planned gift

Guest column by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor, Nonprofit Leadership program.

The Conversation

May 26, 2020

The Significance of Laudato Si’ at Seattle University on its 5th Anniversary

Three faculty members reflect on the continued importance of the papal encyclical and resources for celebrating the anniversary observance.

May 20, 2020

Infographic displaying Seattle U's sustainability efforts

Earth Talks Webinar Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

A leader in sustainability, Seattle University takes part in global event by encouraging action and participation in initiatives that focus on the urgent need for environmental protection and climate solutions.

April 21, 2020

Earth Day 50 years on: It's all about the questions

Guest column us by Seattle U graduate student Luke Henkel.

National Catholic Reporter

April 21, 2020

Bainum Family Foundation Grant to Provide Local Families with Early Learning Kits

Grant to the Seattle University Youth Initiative will help fill the void left by closures of early learning programs due to COVID-19.

April 14, 2020

Gratefully Remembering Father Peter Ely

April 13, 2020

Seattle University mourns the loss of Peter Ely, S.J., an extraordinary Jesuit, who passed away April 11.

flowers float in the reflection pool in front of SU's iconic St. Ignatius Chapel

Fr. Steve’s Easter Homily, “Jesus met them on their way”

This Easter holiday, as we share with you our greetings and prayers online, Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., presents his Easter homily in a video to the campus community.

April 12, 2020

Can you find God in a Zoom call? How communities of faith are adjusting to COVID-19

Story mentions Seattle U Associate Professor Beatrice Lawrence, an expert in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish Hermeneutics.

GeekWire

April 11, 2020

Hospital Chaplains Try to Keep the Faith During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Swedish Medical Group Chaplain Rev. Leah Klug is a Seattle U alumna (School of Theology and Ministry '08).

The New York Times

April 11, 2020

Therapy during the coronavirus pandemic: ‘This is new for all of us’

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, a psychology senior instructor at Seattle University and psychologist.

The Seattle Times

March 29, 2020

Where Is God in a Pandemic?

Column is by James Martin, S.J., honorary doctorate recipient and speaker at SU's 2019 undergraduate commencement ceremony.

The New York Times

March 22, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Where Is God in a Pandemic?

James Martin, S.J., honorary doctorate recipient and speaker at SU's 2019 undergraduate commencement ceremony, writes about the mystery of suffering.

March 22, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Should colleges pay their athletes? What Catholic social teaching has to say.

Pat Kelly, S.J., associate professor of theology and religious studies, shares a perspective on sport and spirituality.

March 20, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Faculty member Dr. Quinton Morris new co-chair of Seattle Arts Commission

Dr. Morris is a concert violinist, educator, entrepreneur and filmmaker.

February 14, 2020

My blessings have been abundant

February 7, 2020

Kizito Kiyimba, S.J., who has been visiting from Zimbabwe as LeRoux Chair, reflects gratefully on his time at SU.

Jesuit priest and Zen master

January 24, 2020

One of three Jesuits in the world who answers to the titles “Father” and “Roshi” or venerable Zen teacher visited Seattle University on Thursday, Jan. 23.

A women's co-op in Cuernavaca

A Journey to Mexico, A Ministry to the University

For almost 25 years, Professor Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD, has organized an annual winter trip to Cuernavaca, Mexico, for faculty, staff, alumni and community members to participate in the Guadalupe Faith and Hospitality Experience. It's become her ministry to Seattle U.

January 16, 2020

Charity calculator

Story features a Q&A on charitable giving with Elizabeth Dale, assistant professor of Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University.

WalletHub

December 12, 2019

"Healing Justice" project receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant

This College of Arts and Sciences project will explore an assortment of frameworks and practices that offer holistic recovery from the psycho-spiritual and physical health consequences of oppression-linked health threats.

December 6, 2019

In Grateful Remembrance of Patrick Howell, S.J.

December 2, 2019

Over the course of his many years at Seattle University, and through a variety of roles, Father Pat Howell was a blessing in the lives of many.

Women looking at men looking at them – at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle

Story is about an exhibit curated by Naomi Hume, associaste professor of art history at Seattle University.

Apollo International Art Magazine

November 29, 2019

SU Ethics Bowl Team

Ethics Bowl team wins Northwest Regional Intercollegiate competition

The victory earned the team a bid to the national competition for the third year in a row.

November 27, 2019

‘It's like glorified day care’: Washington parents demand rigor in special education for young adults

Story includes interview with Kris Hirschmann, MEd, director of Transition Services: Curriculum & Training, Center for Change in Transition Services.

Crosscut

November 25, 2019

Serena Oduro

Seattle U senior Serena Oduro is a finalist for prestigious Rhodes and Marshall scholarships

Highly accomplished student is university's first Rhodes finalist since 2005.

November 18, 2019

When Faculty of Color Feel Isolated, Consortia Expand Their Networks

Story includes mention of the 2012 book Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia by Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD, professor of Modern Languages and Cultures and Women and Gender Studies Seattle University.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

October 22, 2019

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton at Seattle University

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton at Seattle University

The Clintons discussed their new book, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.

October 19, 2019

Seattle U student Haley Cummins

Alfie Scholar Haley Cummins Featured as One of 100 Young Local Changemakers

Seattle U student Haley Cummins (Strategic Communications ’21) is one of 100 young local changemakers featured in the We the Future exhibit curated by the Gates Foundation Discovery Center. 

October 17, 2019

Book Review: Making Black Scientists: A Call to Action

Co-author Thai-Huy Nguyen is assistant professor of education at Seattle University.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

October 15, 2019

A lot of homeless people referred to shelters in Seattle don’t go. These are some reasons why

Story includes interview with Sara Rankin, a professor at Seattle University School of Law and the founder and director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

Seattle P-I

October 10, 2019

Father Arturo Araujo

A Priest for His Brother Priests

Father Arturo Araujo returns to his alma mater to become rector of the Arrupe Jesuit Community.

October 4, 2019

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