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

July 28, 2021

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

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

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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

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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

Intelligent.com 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

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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

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

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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

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

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

Joshua Halbert and Tara Hicks

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

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