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Members of the Seattle University community are encouraged to take part in the Seattle Public Safety Survey.

October 15, 2021

Faculty and staff announcements

Here's the latest news and information for faculty and staff.

October 14, 2021

Seattle University Promise Program Expands Opportunities for Students

Initiative includes  full tuition  for  those in  College Bound  program     

October 12, 2021

Wrestling with Whiteness

October 8, 2021

Fall at Seattle U

October 7, 2021

Mariners youth mentorship program making an impact beyond baseball

Story includes video of interview with LaKesha Kimbrough, Washington Middle School site manager in the Seattle U Center for Community Engagement.

KING 5 News

September 30, 2021

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Rankings Round-Up: Wall Street Journal Ranks Seattle U Among Top 16 Percent Nationally

University Earns High Marks for Academics, Teaching and Sustainability

September 29, 2021

Gov. Inslee provides video greeting for President Peñalver's Inauguration

Washington Governor Jay Inslee got last week’s inauguration ceremony of President Eduardo M. Peñalver started with a video message of congratulations and thanks.  

September 27, 2021

Move In Day 2021

September 27, 2021

Seattle University Inaugurates its 22nd President

News segment anchored by Mark Wright, who was the master of ceremonies for President Eduardo Peñalver's inauguration on Sept. 24. 

KING 5 News

September 24, 2021

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The New Heart of Seattle U

Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation a hub for STEM and a gateway to campus.

Welcome Back!

September 20, 2021

Student Convocation 2021

September 20, 2021

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Seattle U a Top 'Cool School'

Recognition affirms our commitment to being a leading university for environmental sustainability.  

September 14, 2021

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Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation Dedication

Celebrating the Sinegal Center—the new heart of Seattle University—with a ribbon cutting and guided tours.

September 9, 2021

Ellen Whitlock Baker to join Seattle University as Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement

New leader of SU's Alumni Association comes from the University of Washington, where she has served for 16 years.

September 8, 2021

Will Swenson

Seattle U Alumnus and Medal of Honor Recipient Reflects on End of Afghanistan War

In the aftermath of the war in Afghanistan, Army officers including Seattle University alumnus Will Swenson, ’01, grapple with what the effects of 20 years of conflict mean to them and their military colleagues-in-arms.

September 8, 2021

Seattle native Will Swenson, a Medal of Honor recipient, reflects on the war in Afghanistan now lost

Will Swenson is a 2001 alumnus of Seattle U, and his parents, Julia and Carl, were faculty here. Will was the 2014 Alumnus of the Year.

The Seattle Times

September 8, 2021

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Return to Campus Means Return to Events

As Seattle University students get set to start fall quarter largely in-person, the month of September is filled with a variety of special events as we welcome the community back to campus.

September 7, 2021

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The Students Have Spoken: Seattle U Earns a Spot in The Princeton Review’s The Best 387 Colleges

For the 19th year running, The Princeton Review recognized Seattle University as one of the best colleges in the nation for undergraduate education, according to its new The Best 387 Colleges 2022 guide. Inclusion in the annual guide is based on what students say about their schools when surveyed by the organization. The Princeton Review features only about 14 percent of America’s four-year colleges.

September 1, 2021

Photo on right features four students sitting at an outdoor table on campus while wearing face coverings.

Keeping Students at the Heart of Health & Safety Efforts

Faculty and staff treat students’ overall well-being as a top priority during fall return to campus.

August 31, 2021

Photo of exterior area of Albers School of Business and Economics.

SU Awarded Grant to Bolster BIPOC Businesses & Vendors

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center and campus partners will work to expand diversity of suppliers.

August 3, 2021

Feast of St. Ignatius

July 31, 2021

Student Shefali Menezes is pictured in a lab on campus as part of a research fellowship

Summertime in Seattle

Campus and city glisten with progress and possibility

The Seattle skyline from Alki Point

Seattle Earns a Spot in Time Magazine’s “The World’s Greatest Places of 2021”

If you needed a reason to visit Seattle or to explore the city you live in, “Seattle: Vision of the Future” – the city’s listing in the new guide – might spur you on.

July 27, 2021

SU President Calls for Passage of Dream Act

Following Friday’s Texas court ruling, President Peñavler joins 400+ university, business and civic leaders calling for bipartisan legislation.

July 19, 2021

Q&A with Eduardo Peñalver

Our new president, who began his tenure July 1, shares some thoughts as he settles into his role leading Seattle University into the future.   

July 14, 2021

Jesuit schools must be environmental justice leaders, dean says

The story notes that "In the U.S., Jesuit schools like Loyola Chicago, Santa Clara and Seattle University are in the vanguard of environmental action among Catholic institutions."

National Catholic Reporter

June 30, 2021

Graphic that reads "Campaign Close Celebration" in center. Below it, smaller text reads, "The Campaign for The Uncommon Good."

$302 Million Raised in Seattle University’s The Campaign for the Uncommon Good

Sinegal Center for Science & Innovation, 211 new scholarships, 173 new endowments and 10,000 alumni meet engagement challenge, all made possible through the campaign.

June 29, 2021

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Seattle University Joins College COVID Vaccine Challenge

Seattle U has joined colleges and universities across the nation which have signed up for the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge sponsored by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education.

June 24, 2021

Text that reads "To Our SU Grads, Congratulations" above a Redhawk graphic.

Celebrating the Class of 2021

A virtual commencement ceremony and events organized by various departments across campus celebrated the accomplishments of this year’s graduating class.

June 17, 2021

Father Stephen Sundborg stands inside his office door

Legacy of Leadership: A Presidency in Pictures

Reflecting on highlights of Father Steve’s tenure at Seattle U

Native bee species on campus

Grounds Department and Students Team Up to Study Campus Native Bee Habitat

A program to monitor native bees with the hope of creating a better pollinator environment on campus is underway with the help of students and championed by Grounds Manager Shannon Britton.

June 14, 2021

Evening swim

June 11, 2021

A rendered illustration of interior space within CCE. Depiction of people working within open cubicles and various individuals working and interacting within the space.

Nationally Recognized and Replicated Center for Community Engagement to Be Named in Honor of Fr. Sundborg

President Sundborg’s vision and deep commitment to the Seattle community shaped the launch of CCE.

June 11, 2021

2021-2022 Naef Scholarship Recipients Named

The Naef scholarship program, made possible by an endowment from the estate of Sue M. Naef, recognizes outstanding students from diverse backgrounds in the undergraduate schools and programs of the university. 

June 10, 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

CSI Seattle U

June 8, 2021

New Campus Art Walk Launched

As we come to the end of this academic year and contemplate a return to in-person life, ARTS at Seattle U invites those who are able to access campus to reacquaint themselves with Seattle University's beautiful grounds.

June 4, 2021

Exit Interview

Father Sundborg reflects on his 24-year presidency and looks ahead in a wide-ranging Q&A.

June 2, 2021

Father Steve speaking at Pigott Auditorium.

Jesuit Legacy and Leadership: In His Own Words

Over the course of his 24 years as President of Seattle University, Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., has thoughtfully penned a vast assortment of writing.

June 1, 2021

A Tree Grows Behind Admin

President Sundborg is surprised by a gift planted in his honor.

May 28, 2021

Two students stand to left of campus signage that reads "Seattle University"

Talking to Redhawks: How to Shift Your Job & Internship Search in a Pandemic

The Career Engagement Office offers suggestions on how to navigate a job search in these uncertain times.

May 27, 2021

Bannan Scholars 2021-2022

Dean Michael Quinn of the College of Science and Engineering announces the 2021-2022 recipients of the Bannan Scholarship.

May 25, 2021

Father Steve Holds Final President’s Forum, Provides University Updates While Acknowledging World Events

Stephen Sundborg, S.J., held the final President’s Forum of the year—and of his presidency—on May 13, noting it was his 72nd such quarterly forum for faculty and staff. 

May 20, 2021

A photograph of Father Steve and Seattle University community members leading Mass of the Holy Spirit.

A Legacy of Leadership

Father Steve steps out of the role of Seattle U’s president and into a new phase of his life this June.  

May 18, 2021

SU Earns STARS Gold Rating for Sustainability, Improves Score

Seattle University has earned a STARS Gold rating for its commitment to sustainability. This marks the third time SU has received a Gold rating.

May 14, 2021

A graphic that reads A University Event Racial Equity Summit and features LIFT SU logo.

Office of Diversity & Inclusion Set to Host University’s First Racial Equity Summit

This LIFT SU initiative will gather together the Seattle University community to reflect on and deepen our understanding of systemic racism and build a collective capacity toward becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive university.

May 14, 2021

Melore Nielsen, photographed on the staircase in the library.

Mapping a Changing Higher Ed Landscape

As the new Vice President for Enrollment Management, Melore Nielsen is leading efforts on a comprehensive enrollment plan that aligns with Seattle U's mission and strategic directions.

May 12, 2021

SU a Top University for Waste Diversion

Seattle University placed among the top universities in a national sustainability competition.

May 6, 2021

2021 Faculty Tenure and Promotions

Provost Shane P. Martin today shared the following faculty have been awarded tenure or promotions for 2021.

May 5, 2021

2021 Faculty Emeriti Conferrals

Provost Shane P. Martin today announced the faculty members who are being granted the rank of Professor Emeritus/Emerita.

May 4, 2021

A portrait of Fr. Steve, who leaves the university in June, after serving as its longest president.

Legacy of Leadership

Father Steve, Seattle U's longest-serving president, helped guide many of the university’s greatest transformations.

May 3, 2021

Let’s Come Together for the Racial Equity Summit

The summit is important to advancing the LIFTSU initiative.

April 29, 2021

Spring Bloom

April 29, 2021

The Derek Chauvin Trial and Caring for Our Seattle U Community

University leaders reaffirm SU's commitment to racial justice as the verdict in Derek Chauvan trial is awaited.

April 20, 2021 Announces Best Online Masters in Education Administration Degree Programs for 2021

Seattle U Masters in Education Administration Named One Of The Top Programs.

PR Web

April 19, 2021

Ghost kitchens accepted into college

Chartwells, one of the largest operators of college campus dining halls, is rolling out ghost kitchens in its network. Among the schools where the pilot has been tested are Seattle University, University of Utah, University of Texas at Dallas and San Jose State University.

Modern Shipper

April 16, 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 uprooted trees being lowered into the new location of Kubota Legacy Garden, located on the northwest side of the Sinegal Center.

Fujitarō Kubota’s Legacy Lives On

Kubota Legacy Garden returns to its new home near Sinegal CSI.

April 14, 2021

Earth Month Is a Time for SU to Recommit to Environmental Sustainability

Nationally recognized for its eco-friendly approach to academics, co-curricular activities and operational practices, Seattle U is immersed in a robust Earth Month program that explores innovative ways to address climate change.

April 9, 2021

SU alum Alan Yu, ’17, sitting outside Microsoft offices

Career Builders

With leading industries in our backyard, Seattle U is a destination for professional aspirations.

April 8, 2021

SU Gives

Record-Breaking Day of Giving

More than 3,500 gifts made in 24-hours to support students during Seattle U Gives.

March 24, 2021

Holy Week at Seattle U

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

Our majestic mountain

March 16, 2021

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COVID-19 and Seattle U: One Year Later

Life in a Pandemic: Remote instruction, virtual meetings and meet-ups—new traditions born out of necessity and in community.

March 9, 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

Illustration of different dogs with their names underneath each image.

Destress with Pets Goes Virtual

Since 2014, the Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC) at Seattle University has organized one of the most popular on-campus events, Destress with Dogs. Held each quarter ahead of finals exams, the intent is to provide a much-needed break from the stress and anxiety that comes with preparing for final examinations.

March 8, 2021

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