Campus Community

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

Spring at SU

Faculty and staff announcements

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

April 15, 2021

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Power of Community: Swedish Vaccine Clinic at Seattle U

Volunteers and patients share their thoughts during the final day of the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Seattle University's Campion Hall.

March 5, 2021

Picturesque peaks

March 5, 2021

Albers Team Wins Local Finals of CFA Institute Research Challenge

The team of five Seattle U students bested seven other teams from Washington and Oregon schools to win the local finals organized by CFA Society Seattle.

March 1, 2021

Bob Heeren remembered as "positive and inspiring presence"

Bob Heeren, longtime faculty member and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, passed away Jan. 31.

February 23, 2021

Redhawks in the Legislature: Representative Debra Entenman, '03, 47th Legislative District

“I want everyone in the legislature to think of their constituents as lifelong learners," explains Entenman, a proud mother and grandmother. “Whenever you want to increase your education, the paths should exist to pull it off. Education is a continuum. A non-traditional student just means a student didn't take the traditional path.”  

February 16, 2021

Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education

February 12, 2021

The new Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education magazine is now available online.

Editorial: Maintain investment in higher ed and its students

Editorial mentions two Seattle U students who rely on scholarships, grants and other financial aid.

The Herald (Everett, WA)

February 5, 2021

Students manage Redhawk Fund

High Returns

Founded in 2009, the student-managed Redhawk Fund provides real-world investment management training. The fund began with $250,000 of the university’s endowment and at the close of the markets on Dec. 31, 2020, the fund had a value of more than $1 million.

February 3, 2021

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College Factual: Seattle University Ranks in Top 3 Percent Nationally for Diversity

Seattle University is in the top 3 percent of the nation’s most diverse universities and is the second most diverse university in Washington, according to the latest rankings from College Factual. Several academic programs also were highly ranked in its 2021 report.

January 29, 2021

Sponsored Research Projects Highlight

Continued support from the Shemanski Testamentary Trust awarded to Fostering Scholars and Center for Religious Wisdom and World Affairs.

January 27, 2021

As Washington state aims to vaccinate millions against COVID-19, thousands sign up to help

Story includes information about the Swedish Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Seattle University.

The Seattle Times

January 23, 2021

Mass vaccination sites set up around Seattle: Goal is 45,000 shots per day in state

Story focuses on the vaccine clinic operated by Swedish at Seattle University.

KUOW-FM

January 22, 2021

"Let's Talk"

Therese Huston’s new book is a roadmap for providing effective feedback.

January 20, 2021

The Show Must Go On

Seattle University’s Performing Arts & Arts Leadership (PAAL) Theatre program put on virtual production of Anton Chekov classic.

January 14, 2021

Congressional Gold Medal recipient dies at 96

Story is about Clayton Pitre, '68, who was named the 2015 Community Service Alumni Award winner. 

The Seattle Times

January 13, 2021

Swedish Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Seattle University

Swedish and Seattle University Open a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Seattle University

Much of the first floor of Campion Hall is home to the Swedish Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Seattle University, a new and unique collaboration between the two longtime partners in health care education that will be in place at least through June.

January 12, 2021

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Honoring Dr. King and 'Good Trouble'

This year's MLK Jr. Celebration will be a virtual event, with keynote speaker feminist and author Dr. Angela Davis.

January 12, 2021

Kristin DiBiase joins Law School as New Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Kristin DiBiase is a passionate advocate for students and a 15-year veteran of higher education who also spent 12 years at the National Collegiate Athletic Association developing and managing educational and compliance policies and programs.

January 12, 2021

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All In A Day

Seattle U Gives 24-Hour Fundraising and Engagement Initiative Yields Big Impact.

January 11, 2021

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Forming Leaders

Teresa J. Rothausen, PhD, drawn to social justice focus of business leadership program.  

January 11, 2021

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Health and Safety Matters

C-CAP co-chairs Joshua Halbert and Tara Hicks lead the way in keeping campus safe amid COVID-19.

January 11, 2021

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Computer Science Collaboration Creates Life-Saving App

Computer Science faculty, students and recent alumni collaborate with start-up Bilimetrix-USA, LLC in building a software-based point of care and patent-pending app to support solutions for early detection and treatment of severe infant jaundice in low-resource countries.

January 7, 2021

The economic impact of Seattle U and the Independent Colleges of Washington

The data, compiled this fall, is the most recent indication that independent colleges and universities play an outsized role in the economic health of the communities in which they are located.

January 4, 2021

Darlene Peters memorialized on national TV newscast

Ms. Peters was an alumna of Seattle U.

La Connor Weekly News

December 30, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Incoming Seattle U President Eduardo Peñalver Rethinks the Future of Learning

The president elect spoke with the Puget Sound Business Journal about his plans coming into the role and the future of education.

December 15, 2020

SU reaffirms its support for the Paris Agreement

Marking the fifth anniversary of the historic Paris Agreement’s adoption, Seattle University joined with other leaders calling on the incoming administration to rejoin the accord.

December 14, 2020

2020 Christmas Tree Lighting

December 9, 2020

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Seattle U

It's a special time of year at Seattle University and we are deeply thankful for our campus and community.

December 8, 2020

Academic and sustainability rankings

Seattle University’s Excellence in Academics and Sustainability Recognized With High Rankings in 2020

Here is a summary of some of the rankings and recognition of the past year.

December 8, 2020

Bullitt Center

Bullitt Center’s eco-friendly water system is working, Thompson’s paper confirms

Phil Thompson, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, coauthored a paper examining the viability of the Bullitt Center’s water system, which was published this month by the Journal of the American Water Works Association.

December 7, 2020

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Seattle University Names New Center for Science and Innovation for Longtime Supporters Jim and Janet Sinegal

The Seattle University Board of Trustees has named the Center for Science and Innovation (CSI), currently under construction, after Jim and Janet Sinegal whose relationship with the university spans more than a quarter of a century.

December 1, 2020

2020 Staff Awards

Four colleagues and a team were honored at the 2020 Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event on Nov. 20. In addition to two long-established Excellence in Leadership awards, three new awards were conferred this year, including the Living the Mission Award, Spark of Spirit Award and Outstanding Team award.

November 23, 2020

Facilities staff bring light and cheer to our campus

In the spirit of the holiday season, Facilities staff volunteered their time last week to install festive lighting on campus last week.

November 23, 2020

Dean Joe Phillips Contributes to Economic Growth Dialogue

Seattle University is a proud partner of many of our region’s most integral nonprofit and corporate entities. One of those partners is the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and Dean Joe Phillips of the Albers School of Business and Economics contributes to the Chamber’s virtual 2020 Economic Forecast Summit by moderating a discussion on the emerging industries and companies that will lead our region—and the world—forward.  

November 18, 2020

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Seattle U Safely Celebrates a Seasonal Tradition

With the health of our campus community remaining a top priority, Seattle University departments from across campus are working together to provide new ways of fostering holiday spirit during the pandemic.

November 17, 2020

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Creating a Safe Place Amid a Pandemic

An element of the Safe Start Welcome Center involves College of Nursing students who gain invaluable hands-on experience around population health nursing.

November 13, 2020

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November 10, 2020

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Seattle U is #3 in the U.S. for Sustainability Among Master’s Institutions

Seattle University was once again recognized as a leading institution for advancing sustainability and environmental justice with the release of the 2020 Sustainable Campus Index by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

November 9, 2020

Vi Hilbert Hall Receives Innovator Award by Student Housing Business magazine

Vi Hilbert Hall was awarded the “Best Public-Private Partnership Development” at the Student Housing Business magazine’s 10th Annual Innovator Awards.

November 9, 2020

The 2021 Policy Priorities of ICW

In the midst of these difficult economic times, the legislature may look for savings in vital higher education programs – ICW is working to help the legislature resist those cuts.

November 5, 2020

Video highlights from the announcement of Seattle U’s 22nd president.

Highlights from the Announcement of Seattle U’s 22nd President

View recaps from the live stream announcement of Seattle U’s president-elect, Eduardo M. Peñalver.  

October 28, 2020

President’s Forum - Fall 2020

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., updated faculty and staff on the latest campus news and developments at his fall open forum on Oct. 27.

October 28, 2020

Seattle University taps Cornell Law dean to be its next president

Puget Sound Business Journal

October 22, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic cuts enrollment at some Washington state colleges, forces others to reimagine higher ed

Story includes comments from Provost Shane Martin.

The Seattle Times

October 18, 2020

LIFT SU and the Commitment to Lead for Racial Equity and Antiracism

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Natasha Martin expresses her hope to "move forward with greater intentionality and collaboration to make racial equity and anti-racist education more than a stated value of our Jesuit Catholic character, but transformative and sustainable institutional practice."

October 16, 2020

Safety Survey

Please Take the 2020 Seattle Public Safety Survey

Seattle University is administering the sixth annual citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey.

October 15, 2020

Seattle U Ranked #2 for “Best Value” College

Seattle University ranked #2 of 10 Washington state universities as a “best value college,” according to SmartAsset. The company’s study looked at starting salary, tuition, living expenses, scholarships awarded and retention rate.

October 13, 2020

Honor and Recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Day

Today, Seattle University marks the significance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a day to honor and celebrate Indigenous peoples and to acknowledge the toil of colonization as reflected by the land we occupy as a university. 

October 12, 2020

2020-2021 Naef Scholars Announced

In a message to campus today, President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., announced the recipients of the 2020-2021 Naef Scholarship.

October 5, 2020

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The Campaign for the Uncommon Good Q&A

Community engagement cornerstone of campaign as it enters its final year. 

October 2, 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

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Digital Viewbook Brings Campus Experience to Prospective Students

Undergraduate Admissions staff uphold Seattle U’s Jesuit tradition of meeting students where they are—online, in this case—through the recent launch of its redesigned digital viewbook.

October 1, 2020

Money Rack

Melissa Chamberlain and the Case of the Malodorous Money

While nothing about 2020 should surprise us by now, the Executive Library Coordinator recently found herself in a role she never imagined.

September 30, 2020

The Center for Science and innovation

Notes from a Tour of the Center for Science and Innovation

Michael Quinn, PhD, dean of the College of Science and Engineering, offers his account of a recent tour of the new building under construction, which is scheduled to open next fall.

September 30, 2020

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President’s Fall Community Forum: Jesuit Education is Made for These Unprecedented Times

During the virtual fall community forum he hosted for alumni, donors and friends of the university, President Stephen V. Sundborg challenged alumni to engage with the university in an “unprecedented way” when he announced the launch of Our Moment of Mission: The President’s Challenge.

September 29, 2020

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