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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

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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

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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

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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. 

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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

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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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