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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

SU Gives illustration

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

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

Saturday sunset

November 10, 2020

STARS Gold ranking badge.

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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Seattle U Again a Top 20 Sierra “Cool School”

Seattle University continued its run of top rankings for sustainability by once again being named a Sierra Cool School for 2020. It earned a spot in Sierra magazine’s Top 20.      

September 28, 2020

The Top 20 Coolest Schools 2020

Seattle U earned a spot in the magazine's top 20. 

Sierra

September 27, 2020

Inaugural Redhawk Night In a Hit

Seattle University Athletics held its maiden virtual Redhawk Night In, an online fundraising event that raised nearly $100,000 in support of more than 350 student athletes.

September 25, 2020

Rainier Scholars logo with graphic that reads 20 Years of Impact

Seattle U and Rainier Scholars Partner on New Scholarship Program

University pledges full-need scholarships for underrepresented students of color.

September 25, 2020

Celebration of Spirit

September 24, 2020

Masses at the Chapel

September 23, 2020

Image of people volunteering with a quote superimposed over the photo.

Staying the Course

Nonprofit leader Gary Davis, '10 MNPL, embraces change while supporting communities.

September 21, 2020

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Wall Street Journal Ranks Seattle U Among Top 16 Percent of Universities in the Nation

Seattle University was ranked in the top 16 percent of universities nationally in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2021 and received high marks in the latest U.S. News rankings for academics and service learning. 

September 18, 2020

Seattle U alumna Noe Merfeld

Costco Scholarship Fund Event Goes Virtual to Raise Funds for Scholarships

The Costco Scholarship Fund Breakfast, held virtually on Sept. 17, brought in almost $4.4 million from generous donors for scholarships benefitting students at Seattle University and University of Washington.

September 17, 2020

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Seattle U Builds Community in First Virtual Welcome Week

Student Development team took its annual orientation offerings online for first-year and transfer students.

September 16, 2020

Business Programs Earn High National Rankings from U.S. News & World Report

Three Seattle University undergraduate business programs achieved high national rankings in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2021” rankings.

September 15, 2020

Public Affairs Corner: Independent Colleges of Washington

Seattle U is the largest member of ICW, an organization that represents 10 institutions of higher education in Washington.

September 14, 2020

The New Washington College Grant and Seattle University

Formerly known as the State Need Grant, the legislation that renamed and created the Washington College Grant has immediately benefited students and families throughout the state, including at Seattle University.

September 14, 2020

Seattle University Needs You on Its Life Saving Team: Give Blood

We are bound by blood. Please help those in need by participating in SU's virtual drive from October 4 to 17.

September 14, 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

State colleges grapple with fewer international student enrollments

Story includes details about Seattle U's enrollment outlook, remote learning and COVOD safety measures.

Northwest Asian Weekly

September 9, 2020

Official seal of Seattle University

LIFT SU Bolsters Seattle U’s Inclusive Excellence Action Plan for Racial Justice and Anti-Racist Education

Natasha Martin, JD, vice president for Diversity and Inclusion and associate professor of law, created and delivered the university’s latest action plan during the President’s Welcome, laying the framework for the university to continue advancing inclusive excellence and align antiracism to its strategic direction and purpose.

September 9, 2020

President Stephen Sunborg

President Sundborg Welcomes Faculty and Staff to a New Academic Year Unlike Any Before

President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., gave his annual President’s Welcome for an academic year unlike any experienced before due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some key takeaways from his welcome remarks.

September 4, 2020

Newest Redhawks move in

September 2, 2020

Professor Mary Alberg Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Mary Alberg, professor of physics, was recently awarded funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her project “Hadron Structure and Interactions.”

September 2, 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. 

Solar panels on campus

Seattle U Earns a Top Rating in Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll

Seattle University is the only college in the Northwestern United States to earn a spot in the Princeton Review’s 2021 Green Honor Roll of 30 colleges that earned the highest scores by the publication.

August 26, 2020

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Faculty Inspire Next Generation of Leaders

New digital space launched for current and prospective students to get to know SU faculty.

August 25, 2020

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Seattle U Leads the Way in Highly Engaged Online Learning

Care of the whole student no exception, even in remote instruction.

August 21, 2020

The Future Is in Sight

August 20, 2020

Where Higher Education Fits in the Congressional Stimulus Negotiations

Congressional leaders are debating three overarching proposals to continue COVID-19 pandemic-related emergency assistance, including funds for higher education.

August 18, 2020

Best Colleges 2021 magazine cover

Seattle University Included in 2021 Edition of Princeton Review’s The Best 386 Colleges

The Princeton Review continues to recognize Seattle University as one of the best colleges in the nation for undergraduate education, according to its Best 386 Colleges 2021. Students surveyed for the rankings noted strong academics, close community, urban location and commitment to justice and sustainability.

August 18, 2020

Seattle U's reopening plan

The segment on the station's The Record program featured an interview with Seattle U Provost Shane Martin.

KUOW-FM

August 17, 2020

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