Arts, Faith and Humanities

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

Gates Foundation Grant to Help Close Math Gap in Seattle Schools

A $1.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Seattle University will be used to launch Seattle’s first Local Improvement Network for elementary school communities and their neighborhood partners.

September 19, 2019

Can art help fight climate change? These 4 Seattle-area artists think so.

Story includes two exhibits by Carol Rashawnna Williams at Seattle U.

The Seattle Times

September 18, 2019

Sister Helen: ‘People think I’m a saint...until they know me'

Sister Prejean received an honorary degree from Seattle U and spoke here on Sept. 9.

KUOW-FM

September 17, 2019

Jeanette Rodriguez

Lifting up the Best of Catholicism

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

September 13, 2019

Seattle U in the news: Why do Seattleites complain so much?

Kathleen Cook, PhD, chair of the Seattle U Psychology program, was among those interviewed to answer this question in a replay of a SoundQ weekly podcast. 

September 12, 2019

Why do Seattleites complain so much?

Story includes interview with Assoc. Prof. of Psychology Kathleen Cook, PhD.

KUOW-FM

September 12, 2019

Rosa Joshi on directing 1 Henry IV featuring one of the best bromances in all of Shakespeare

Rosa Joshi is a professor of theater at Seattle U.

DC Theatre Scene

September 3, 2019

Oregon Shakespeare Festival proves power of diversifying the stage

Story includes mention of the play "As You Like It" directed by Seattle U theater professor Rosa Joshi.

The Seattle Globalist

August 21, 2019

Seattle Central and Seattle Schools launch effort to boost diversity of educators

Seattle Central has launched the Academy for Rising Educators, a program that offers an Associate of Arts degree with a focus on education and social justice. Graduates will have the option to directly transfer into teaching programs at Seattle University and City University.

August 20, 2019

Seattle Central and Seattle Schools launch effort to boost diversity of educators

Graduates of the Academy for Rising Educators program will have the option to directly transfer into teaching programs at Seattle University and City University.

Seattle Globalist

August 15, 2019

Celebrating our founder and shared values

August 8, 2019

Natch Ohno, S.J., talks about St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits, and how his legacy is alive in the work we do at Seattle U today.

Female Donors Give More To Women’s, Girls’ Causes

Story is about a study led by Seattle U Assistant Professor Elizabeth J. Dale, PhD.

The Nonprofit Times

July 23, 2019

Restoring life: One Ugandan nun makes lasting connections in Clark County

Story mentions that Seattle U students designed building under construction in Uganda to house a new medical center.

Clark County Today

July 18, 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 16, 2019

shepherd and his sheep move through streets of Madrid while tourists snap photos

Imagining the World

The Imagining the World: Study Abroad and International Photography Competition highlights global engagement—via education and travel abroad—in stunning fashion. See the world through the eyes of our students and members of the campus community in this photo gallery.

The 18 scholars posed for a group photo.

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.

July 11, 2019

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.

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.

June 21, 2019

Sister Mary Namutebi, DM, '20, '22, left and Sister Paskazia Ampronia Nakitende, DM, '19 with The Daughters of Mary Sisters in Uganda share a moment together while reviewing a selfie photo they took on their cell phone in the garden at their St. Joseph's Residence in West Seattle.

Sisters in Learning and Leading

With an SU education, members of The Daughters of Mary Sisters in Uganda are transforming their lives and, in turn, the lives of fellow Ugandans. Get a look at their lives in Seattle and at Seattle U in this photo essay.

SUURA brochure

Celebrating Student Scholarship

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

June 3, 2019

Seattle U Ethics Bowl team members and coach

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.

June 3, 2019

MacKenzie Bezos’ $17 billion pledge tops a growing list of women giving big

Essay authored by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor in the Seattle U Non Profit Leadership program.

The Conversation

May 31, 2019

Rosa Joshi delivers Red Talk

Toward a More Inclusive Theater

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

May 17, 2019

Seattle University students who won Fulbright Grants

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.

May 17, 2019

Great Books programs do what education is supposed to do

Story includes interview with Seattle U Assoc. Prof. Sean McDowell, director of the Honors Program.

The Herald (Everett)

May 10, 2019

Photo of city of Seattle

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.

May 10, 2019

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