Arts, Faith and Humanities

Nancy Mee and Dennis Evans in artsy chair at home

The Gift of Art

Renowned Seattle artists Dennis Evans and Nancy Mee are bequeathing their considerable personal art collection to Seattle University. 

December 7, 2023

Speaker Bakiner

Finding Your Inner Techie

Rather than despairing about the future of technologies like AI, the first Red Talk of the academic year encourages people—especially those in the humanities and social sciences—to engage. 

November 26, 2023

Father Twohy sitting near reflection pool at Chapel of St. Ignatius.

A Calling to Serve

Patrick Twohy, S.J., reflects on his five decades of working alongside and in support of Native and Indigenous populations.

September 20, 2023

A graphic featuring typography and art.

The Nature of Art

The early days of the pandemic inspired new art pieces—featured in an on-campus exhibition—by Jesuit educator and artist Arturo Araujo, S.J.

September 19, 2023

Collaboration, communication and the facts are critical

Renton Reporter

September 14, 2023

Harmony Arnold's Style Leads by Example

425 Magazine

September 13, 2023

Professor Quinton Morris hosts his live Classical KING FM show at SU.

Renaissance Man

Quinton Morris, DMA, is the first Black man—and first music professor—promoted to full professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

August 24, 2023

A portrait of James Miles, facullty member

Let the Music Play

College of Arts and Sciences professor plays critical role in bringing back a one-time summertime staple, music and arts festival Bumbershoot.

August 7, 2023

group shot of students from Hazelwood Elementary

In Tune with Civic Engagement

College of Education professor designs teaching units that make learning social studies meaningful, interactive and fun.  

June 22, 2023

College of Education Dean Awarded AERA Presidential Citation

The award is from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), which encourages scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and promotes the dissemination and practical application of research results.

June 1, 2023

Classical Music at the Chapel

Seattle University hosting an evening concert, produced by Dr. Quinton Morris, featuring the music of underrepresented composers.

February 17, 2023

A graphic from IPS event Conversations.

Not Your Typical Politician

Seattle University’s Institute of Public Service is in 'Conversation' with Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez. 

February 14, 2023

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Celebrating Black History Month

Honoring and standing in solidarity, acknowledging the ‘hard truths of the past to bring forth a more hope-filled future.’ 

February 1, 2023

Graphic featuring faculty including Dean Cynthia Dillard.

Building Community and Belonging

New proposal aims to research the importance of Black culture and history in creating supportive and nurturing communities. 

January 31, 2023

Spiritual Guidance

The winter series of virtual workshops is sponsored by the Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement. 

January 17, 2023

Pat O'Leary, S.J.

Remembering Patrick O'Leary, S.J.

The beloved Jesuit, who served Seattle University for three decades, was a foundation of Jesuit spirituality on campus.

January 5, 2023

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Good Reads

Expand your reading list for 2023 with the latest works by faculty authors. 

January 5, 2023

A photo of senior Sofia Marti, who is studying abroad in Paris, France.

A Day in the Life in Paris

One student’s perspective on the valuable and worldly experience of education abroad. 

November 21, 2022

Assistant Professor Paige Gardner on campus.

Speaking from Experience

Assistant Professor Paige Gardner, ’11 MEd, PhD, co-director of the Student Development Administration program, offers students a unique perspective as a scholar-practitioner. 

November 21, 2022

Graphic showcasing four author books.

Good Reads

Recent books authored by Seattle University faculty showcase diversity and expertise.

November 14, 2022

The Return of Red Talks

Office of Diversity and Inclusion kicks off yearlong speaker series on “Freedom Dreaming: The Intersectional Voices on Collective Liberation.”

November 14, 2022

A Safe Place to Land

Derrick Belgarde, ’13, ’15 MPA, and his team strive to support a mission of providing sacred space to nurture, affirm and strengthen the spirit of urban Native people.

November 3, 2022

Headshot of Dr. Punsalan-Manlimos. Text reads: Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, PhD, Vice President for Mission Integration

Vice President for Mission Integration Announced

Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, PhD, current Assistant to the President for Mission Integration at University of Detroit Mercy, will return to Seattle University with broad administrative experience and deep grounding in Jesuit education.

April 14, 2022

Student Synod with Pope Francis

Historic Encounter

Two SU students participated in a dialogue with Pope Francis last month.

March 24, 2022

Black and white photo of Desmond Tutu

Remembering Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who passed away Dec. 26, 2021, was celebrated for his tireless work as an anti-apartheid and social justice activist. In 2000, President Emeritus Stephen Sundborg, S.J., conferred an honorary doctorate to Bishop Tutu.

January 7, 2022

Graduating high school ‘wasn’t normal’ for one Seattle foster teen. Treehouse made it happen for her and many others

The subject of the story, Blandy Inzunza, is now a sophomore at Seattle University. 

The Seattle Times

December 18, 2021

Seattle Mayor-elect Harrell names niece deputy mayor, lists other appointments

Marco Lowe, PhD, adjunct professor in the Institue of Public Service, will serve as chief operations officer.

The Seattle Times

December 14, 2021

Comcast business grant winner serves a latte kindness during tough times

Claire Sumadiwirya obtaned her MBA from Seattle University. 

Northwest Asian Weekly

December 9, 2021

Race is a reality Americans are reluctant to examine

Guest opinion submitted by Mark Markuly, PhD, former dean of the Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry and currently a professor in the Albers School of Business and Economics.

The Seattle Times

December 1, 2021

What Native American parents tell their own kids about Thanksgiving — and what they want others to know

Story includes the experiences of Brooke Pinkham - staff director for the Center for Indian Law & Policy at Seattle University School of Law - who is Niimiipuu (Nez Perce) and grew up with the Yakama Nation in Washington.

Yahoo Life

November 23, 2021

How To Navigate Feedback Conversations: Avoid These Common Mistakes

Audio and print story featuring an interview with Therese Huston, PhD, cognitive psychologist and faculty development consultant.


November 21, 2021

Quinton Morris retires from public performances

Dr. Morris is director of Chamber and Instrumental Music and associate professor of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership.


November 17, 2021

U.S. presidents have met with the pope since 1919. It all started with Woodrow Wilson

Story includes comments from Mark Markuly, PhD, former dean of the School of Theology and Ministry.


October 29, 2021

A search for meaning in Minoru Yamasaki's life and architecture

Story and audio replay of KUOW's Speaker's Forum presentation by Paul Kidder, PhD, professor of philosophy and author of a new book about Minoru Yamasaki.


October 15, 2021

Perspective: All the lonely men

Op-ed column by SU Communication Professor and authior Sonora Jha, PhD.

Deseret News

October 12, 2021

Overtly religious advertising can harm a faith-based college's STEM reputation

Publication of a research paper co-authored by By Mathew S. Isaac, PhD, professor of marketing; Carl Obermiller, PhD, professor of markerting; and Rebecca Jen-Hui Wang, professor of Marketing, Lehigh University.

Higher Ed Dive

October 11, 2021

How the pandemic gave me courage to explore my feminine side

Story includes comments by Mark Cohan, PhD, chair and associate professor, Anthropology and Sociology.


October 7, 2021

Facebook whistleblower raises questions about safeguards, regulations for platforms

Story includes interview with Caitlin Carlson, PhD, associate professor of Communication and a subject matter expert in social media.


October 5, 2021

Seattle and New York's skylines have this architect in common

Story features an interview with Paul Kidder, PhD, Seattle U professor of philosophy and author of Minoru Yamasaki and the Fragility of Architecture and Gadamer for Architects.

KING TV New Day Northwest

September 28, 2021

Mindful Headlines: Why mentorship can change your life

Podcast features an interview with LaKesha Kimbrough, Washington Middle School site manager in the Center for Community Engagement.

KING 5 News

September 16, 2021

Crime and the unhoused critical issues for Seattle voters

Story includes comments from Marco Lowe, PhD, a political science instructor in the Institute of Public Service.


September 15, 2021

Works by Two Faculty Included in State Book Award Winner

An essay and a poem by Seattle University faculty appear in the book Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19, which was a winner in the 2021 Washington State Book Awards.

September 13, 2021

The Addictive Allure of Gacha Games Comes for Everyone Eventually

Story includes comments by Christopher Paul, PhD, professor of communication.


September 13, 2021

The Man Who Designed The World Trade Center’s Twin Towers

Guest op-ed by Paul Kidder, PhD, author of the book, Minoru Yamasaki and the Fragility of Architecture.

Post Alley

September 11, 2021

The World Trade Center’s architect saw them as a symbol of peace

Guest column penned by Seattle U Professor Paul Kidder, PhD, who authored a new book about the architect Minoru Yamasaki. 

The New York Daily News

September 9, 2021

Remembering the Seattle architect who built the World Trade Center

Story is about the book written by Seattle U professsor of philosophy Paul Kidder, PhD.


September 9, 2021

Andrew G. Bjelland: How America lost its focus in Afghanistan

Dr. Bjedlland is a professor emeritus of philosophy.

The Salt Lake Tribune

August 27, 2021

3 Academic Writing Tips for International Students

Story includes comments by Alexandra Smith, PhD, assistant director of the Seattle U Writing Center and instructor of English.

US News & World Report

August 26, 2021

New Seattle radio show sheds light on BIPOC artists in classical music

Story is about Quintin Morris, the host of "Unmute the Voices" — a monthly radio show on the classical station KING FM. Morris is an associate professor in the Performing Arts and Arts Leadership program.

KING 5 News

August 17, 2021

Angst grips America's most liberal city

Story includes comments by Marco Lowe, lecturer in politics.

The Hill

July 30, 2021

Study: The Most Socially Equitable Cities in the U.S.

The story includes extensive comments from Rashmi Chordiya, PhD, assistant professor in the Institute for Public Service. 

The Motley Fool

July 29, 2021

How to better minister to Latinx college students

Story includes comments from Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD, director of the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture and professor of theological studies at Seattle University.

National Catholic Reporter

July 27, 2021

5 ways MacKenzie Scott’s $8.5 billion commitment to social and economic justice is a model for other donors

Story is by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, associate professor of Nonprofit Leadership.

The Conversation

June 16, 2021

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

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