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

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August 17, 2020

A different kind of celebration in an extraordinary year

August 10, 2020

Every year, the Seattle University community gathers on or around July 31 to celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits. But 2020 has been no ordinary year.

Reopening graphic

Seattle University Announces Changes to Fall Reopening Plans

President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J, today sent the following message to students, faculty and staff of Seattle University:

July 23, 2020

St. Ignatius Feast Day Celebration

July 23, 2020

Seattle University is joining with the wider Jesuit community in the Seattle-Tacoma area to virtually celebrate St. Ignatius Day.

Summer at SU

July 21, 2020

Sculpture with Space Needle in the background, photographed at Seattle's Kerry Park.

A Great Place to Land

New career mentorship platform connects students and alumni.

July 16, 2020

Winning photos

A View of the World: Winners of 4th Annual “Imagining the World” Photo Competition announced

The Imagining the World: Study Abroad and International Photography Competition highlights the college’s and university’s participation in the global community.

July 1, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Lara Branigan profiled in Blueprint

Blueprint, a trade journal for facilities professionals, featured a profile of Seattle U's Lara Branigan, director of design and construction, and her work on the new Center for Science and Innovation.

June 25, 2020

Engage Your Mind

Register by June 26 for free, virtual summer course that pursues intersection of city, Seattle U & social justice.

June 24, 2020

Juneteenth and Social Progress: A Message from the VP for Diversity and Inclusion

1619. January 1, 1863. June 19, 1865. During this profound moment in our history as a nation and a university, it is important that we take note of the significance of these dates.

June 19, 2020

AJCU welcomes DACA decision

June 18, 2020

Jesuit colleges and universities express relief over Supreme Court decision and urge Congress to pass DREAM Act.

2020-2021 Ignatian Leaders

June 17, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 cohort of Seattle University's Ignatian Leaders.

A group holding signs marches during protest

Continuing the Work of Standing in Solidarity

As a Jesuit university, Seattle University is called on and committed to creating a just and humane world. It is imperative that we use all the resources we have as a university to seek understanding and address complex issues through teaching, research, discourse and engagement.

June 16, 2020

Graphic that reads Seattle U 2020 with photo of graduate in cap and gown holding diploma.

Honoring the Class of 2020

Although Seattle University’s in-person commencement ceremonies have been rescheduled due to COVID-19 restrictions, virtual events organized by various departments across campus will celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s graduating class.

June 11, 2020

In Support of Black Lives Matter Day of Action This Friday

Seattle University honors and affirms all Black lives and, in this small way, join in the day of action as part of our renewed commitment to reimagine and bring forth a more just and humane world.

June 10, 2020

Seattle University and the Seattle Police Department

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., responds to questions raised about Seattle University’s relationship with the Seattle Police Department (SPD).

June 10, 2020

Affirming Black Lives—Staff Council Statement

We stand beside our black SU community members and all who are feeling the pain and weight of these times.  

June 9, 2020

Flyer that reads Black Lives Matter

Standing in Solidarity and Affirming Commitment Through Action

Seattle U collectively stands in solidarity and renews its commitment to better support and educate its students and community on racial justice and systemic racism.

June 9, 2020

Father Steve 2020 Q&A

Q&A with President

Father Steve reflects on an academic year unlike any other.

June 9, 2020

MLK quote

SU Hosts Vigil and Teach-In For Racial Justice

Seattle University sponsored two events this week to bring attention to the recent murders of Black Americans and the need for racial justice.

June 5, 2020

Affirming Black Lives

Messages of solidarity for Black lives from President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., and Natasha Martin, vice president of Diversity and Inclusion. 

June 5, 2020

"At This Wrenching Hour"

June 5, 2020

The Arrupe Jesuit Community reflects on the recent killings of African Americans.

Campus-oriented mentorship program eases transition to college life for first-year students.

Igniting a Community

Mentoring program eases college transition for first-year students.

June 3, 2020

Remembering Paul Milan

SU mourns the passing of a beloved colleague who "contributed greatly to fabric of the university."

June 2, 2020

Bannan Scholars

Science and Engineering Dean Michael Quinn announces 2020-2021 recipients. 

June 1, 2020

Students sitting in the sun on the lawn in front of the Library

Reopening Update: Fall Quarter Dates Announced

Planning is ongoing to reopen the Seattle University campus for the return of students this fall. The decision has been made to begin fall quarter classes on Sept. 9 and the quarter will end on Nov. 24, a shift of two weeks sooner than the traditional start and end of the quarter.

May 28, 2020

Student Awards

Provost Shane P. Martin announces the 2019-2020 recipients of the President’s Award, Provost’s Award and Provost’s Award for Graduate Student Excellence. 

May 26, 2020

Tenure and Promotions

Provost Shane P. Martin announces tenure and promotions for 2020-2021.

May 26, 2020

Brick by brick...

May 21, 2020

The Significance of Laudato Si’ at Seattle University on its 5th Anniversary

Three faculty members reflect on the continued importance of the papal encyclical and resources for celebrating the anniversary observance.

May 20, 2020

Seattle U fall session could be a virtual experiment — and a sign of things to come

Puget Sound Business Journal (subscriber content)

May 19, 2020

Seattle U in the News: What does COVID-19 mean for the future of college admissions?

Seattle University Provost Shane P. Martin was among those interviewed for a PBS NewsHour story about the impact of the pandemic on standardized tests for college admissions.

May 19, 2020

College of Nursing student in training with a patient.

Training Future Frontline Health Care Workers Remotely

College of Nursing replicates in-person clinical work in a virtual model.

May 18, 2020

Illustration of people taking part in a Zoom meeting.

Fostering Scholars Program Continues Support of the Whole Person

Strong connections among the community remain steadfast during trying times.

May 8, 2020

SU Among Top 10 Schools in the Nation for Waste Diversion Efforts

Seattle University took sixth place out of 145 schools across North America in the waste diversion category of this year’s RecycleMania.

May 8, 2020

Seattle University Among First to Get Government Relief Funds to Students

International and DACA Students Supported Through University’s Emergency Fund

May 8, 2020

Remembering John Morford, Former Education Dean

John Morford, former dean of the School of Education and founding director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, died this past Monday, May 4.

May 7, 2020

Seattle University to Receive Award for Work with Surrounding Neighborhoods

Seattle University will be recognized for its commitment to its adjacent neighborhoods next week by Campus Compact, which will bestow its Richard Guarasci and Eduardo J. Padrón Awards for Institutional Transformation.

May 7, 2020

Fall colors on campus

Seattle University Intends to Re-Open for Fall Quarter

Seattle University intends to reopen campus in the fall for the 2020-21 academic year, President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., announced today.

April 30, 2020

A bicycle in front of the Student Center

Ahead of schedule, Seattle University halfway to full divestment from fossil fuels

Seattle University has reached its halfway point nine months ahead of schedule to divest its endowment portfolio of companies owning fossil fuel reserves by 50 percent.

April 29, 2020

Faculty are using creativity and flexibility in remote instruction. (Photo features students walking on campus near the Quad fountain.)

Whether In-Person, Virtually or a Hybrid, Care and Excellence Hallmarks of Faculty-Led Teaching

Creativity and flexibility drive remote instruction among schools and colleges.

April 29, 2020

Zoom meeting with librarian Chris Granantino

Lemieux Library Virtually Supports Academic Success

Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons equip students for success during COVID-19.

April 28, 2020

Students on campus

Adaptability and Creativity Boost Recruitment & Retention

Number of new spring transfer students exceeds projection

April 23, 2020

Infographic displaying Seattle U's sustainability efforts

Earth Talks Webinar Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

A leader in sustainability, Seattle University takes part in global event by encouraging action and participation in initiatives that focus on the urgent need for environmental protection and climate solutions.

April 21, 2020

Graphic of a woman sitting with a laptop

Campus Widens Support of Students Virtually

Supporting current students in every possible way remains an important priority for Seattle University.

April 20, 2020

Seattle U is doing its part to fight food insecurity.

OMA Food Pantry Adapts to Challenging Times

OMA pantry satiates and destigmatizes food insecurity.

April 17, 2020

Bainum Family Foundation Grant to Provide Local Families with Early Learning Kits

Grant to the Seattle University Youth Initiative will help fill the void left by closures of early learning programs due to COVID-19.

April 14, 2020

Jazz up Your Next Video Call With These Seattle-Themed Backgrounds

Story mentions Seattle U as providing beautiful screenshots for Zoom call backgrounds.

Seattle Magazine

April 13, 2020

What High Schoolers Need to Do: Report documents all the changes colleges are making in admissions policies.

Among the colleges making the change are some of the most competitive in the country, including Seattle U.

Inside Higher Ed

April 13, 2020

flowers float in the reflection pool in front of SU's iconic St. Ignatius Chapel

Fr. Steve’s Easter Homily, “Jesus met them on their way”

This Easter holiday, as we share with you our greetings and prayers online, Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., presents his Easter homily in a video to the campus community.

April 12, 2020

From parking to PPE, Seattle University is helping the local health care community to confront COVID

Seattle U is making its Broadway parking garage available to Harborview Medical Center and personal protective equipment from its Nursing program to Swedish Cherry Hill and a local retirement home

April 7, 2020

Seattle University Moves to Test-Optional for Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions

The university joins a growing list of higher education institutions that have adopted test-optional policies.

April 7, 2020

Washington state students working their way through college are hard-hit by coronavirus

Story mentions that Seattle U raised $500,000 for its emergency student fund.

The Seattle Times

April 4, 2020

Screen shot from virtual orientation

SU Admissions Receptions Virtually Welcome Class of 2024

Through Admitted Students Virtual Receptions, the class of ’24 has the opportunity to celebrate their admission, connect and ask questions. More than 530 students participated during the inaugural live-streaming event.

April 3, 2020

Event Cancellations, Postponements and Changes in University Activities

Here is a list of changes to university events and other activities related to Seattle University’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

April 1, 2020

Three Takeaways for Our Students and University in the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law last Friday, provides several billion dollars in economic and financial relief to students and universities. Here are three takeaways of the relief it provides Seattle U students and the university.

March 31, 2020

How COVID-19 is affecting the search for higher-ed leaders

Story includes Seattle U's search for its next president.

Puget Sound Business Journal

March 27, 2020

Virtual Fitness Options for COVID-19 Closures

Campus Rec Magazine

March 18, 2020

Too early to plant? Grab a gardening book.

The Christian Science Monitor

March 17, 2020

Spring draws near

March 13, 2020

First-Gen-Forward

SU Receives First-gen Forward Designation

Seattle University's Outreach Center is recognized nationally for its service to first-generation students.

March 5, 2020

Brianna Ballard, pictured inside one of Chartwell's dining spaces, is advocating for the link between what we eat and how we create a better world for all.

Healthy Eating, Healthy Being

Chartwell’s Wellness & Sustainability Manager Brianna Ballard is helping students and the campus community make smart eating choices that fit with the university's overall commitment to sustainability.

February 27, 2020

Sounders FC Announces Complete Regional Broadcast Lineup for 2020 Season

Seattle University Head Coach and longtime Sounders FC analyst Pete Fewing will be a part of the regional broadcast as Seattle Sounders maintains its relationships with all of its existing regional television and radio partners.

OurSports Central

February 26, 2020

Upward!

February 26, 2020

Ash Wednesday Masses at SU

February 24, 2020

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, almsgiving and repentance for Christians before the celebration of Easter. 

Seattle U in the News: Senate candidate’s platform is anything but typical

Ted Fortier, an anthropologist and professor at Seattle University, worked with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe to publish an article in The Indigenous People and the Environment journal in 2012, which is cited in a story on Paulette Jordan, a U.S. Senate candidate in Idaho.

February 23, 2020

Senate candidate's platform is anything but typical

Ted Fortier, an anthropologist and professor at Seattle University, worked with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe to publish an article in The Indigenous People and the Environment journal.

Coeur d'Alene Press

February 23, 2020

Seattle U In The News: Creighton joins Seattle U in divestment from fossil fuels

In response to sustained pressure from student climate activists and faculty members, Creighton University, a Jesuit institution in Omaha, Neb., announced on Feb. 18 in an email to the student body that it would reduce its “investment exposure to fossil fuel companies."

February 21, 2020

AI4All comes to Seattle University campus

Seattle University Is The Only University In The Northwest Selected to Partner with AI4ALL to Offer Summer Program in AI to High School Students

Seattle University has partnered with the national nonprofit organization AI4ALL to offer a summer residential program for high school students in grades 9-11 who want to learn about artificial intelligence through the lens of criminal justice and ethics.

February 21, 2020

Seattle U in the News: SU to offer high school students summer opportunity to learn about artificial intelligence

This summer, Seattle U will be host to 9th, 10th and 11th graders who want to learn firsthand the role of artificial intelligence in the fields of criminal justice and ethics.

February 18, 2020

Seattle U in the News: SU among U.S. Catholic universities taking part in Fossil Fuels Divestment Day

Seattle University was the first Jesuit Catholic University in the U.S. to divest.

February 13, 2020

Banner: Fearlessly Building a Future for All

Seattle University Board Begins Search for Next President

Father Sundborg Announces Plans to Step Down in June 2021

February 13, 2020

On Broadway

February 10, 2020

Seattle U 2020 Alumni Award winners.

2020 Alumni Awards: 5 Leaders Impacting our World

The 2020 Alumni Award recipients span generations but share a commonality as trailblazers and groundbreakers in the fields of politics, entrepreneurism, social work, sports and community engagement.

February 7, 2020

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