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SU 2020: A Look Ahead

As we flip the calendar to a new year, not to mention decade, here are five big things the SU community will be engaging with in 2020.

January 13, 2020

holiday reindeer at the Seattle U Christmas Tree Lighting

A Festive Time of Year

Check out scenes from this season's Christmas events, plus a special holiday story with Rudy the Redhawk!

Christmas Tree Lighting

December 12, 2019

10 Environmentally Friendly College Campuses

Seattle U is among those featured.

US News & World Report

November 27, 2019

Commencement

Is College Worth it? New Georgetown Study Says Yes and Seattle U Ranks High

Data from a report by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce called “The First Try at ROI” shows that a Seattle University education does pay off.

November 21, 2019

An illustration of mental health awareness.

Mind, Body, Wellness

Endowment will ensure greater support for campus mental health services

November 18, 2019

Thirty years later: Remembering the martyrs' courage and witness

November 18, 2019

On Nov. 16, 1989, six Jesuits and two lay companions at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in El Salvador were dragged from their beds in the middle of the night and shot to death.

Christmas Tree Lighting

Christmas at Seattle U

SU invites you to celebrate the holiday season with a number of holiday traditions.  

November 13, 2019

Alvin Sturdivant

"I Am Enough"

Alvin Sturdivant kicks off Red Talks for 2019-2020 by sharing his story, discussing black men and higher education.

November 13, 2019

Red Umbrella Parade

November 12, 2019

Admin- Fall

President's Forum

Father Sundborg shares updates on the latest developments at SU.

November 12, 2019

How about that foliage?

November 4, 2019

Campaign for the Uncommon Good

Going Public

Seattle University launches The Campaign for the Uncommon Good.

November 1, 2019

Michael Ninen is becoming a fully formed citizen of the world.

Global Impact

Through travel and study abroad, Michael Ninen, ’20, is learning by immersing himself in the world at large. The senior, who has set his sights on a possible career in foreign service or with the State Department, is the picture of perseverance, overcoming adversity to realize his dream of attending college and making his mark in the world.

October 25, 2019

50 years as a Jesuit: Father Jerry Cobb reflects

October 25, 2019

Jerry Cobb, S.J., recently marked the 50th anniversary of joining the Society of Jesus.

How is the process for booking event spaces at SU changing?

Conference and Event Services is moving to a new web app system for event space booking.

October 24, 2019

Visiting Jesuit from Zimbabwe to deliver LeRoux Lecture on AIS

October 23, 2019

Kizito Kiyimba, S.J., who is visiting SU as the 2019-2020 LeRoux Chair, will give a lecture on ethical dimensions around artificial intelligence systems.

Clintons visit campus

October 23, 2019

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Seattle University with daughter Chelsea this month to speak about their new book.

Seattle U is a “Top 50 Green College”

The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition ranked Seattle University #21 in the nation and tops in Washington and the Northwest in its latest publication examining the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges.

October 22, 2019

Aligning with Our Mission

How do we be an inclusive and progressive Catholic and Jesuit university?

October 22, 2019

The Jesuits of Seattle U: 2019-2020

October 21, 2019

As is the annual tradition, members of SU's Arrupe Jesuit Community gathered at the beginning of the academic year for a group picture.

Professionals Without Borders in Belize

Learning by Serving

A passion for international service helps students define future paths.

October 18, 2019

These Times Call for Furious Love!

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Natasha Martin gave the homily at Seattle University's Mass of the Holy Spirit.

October 17, 2019

Mass of the Holy Spirit

October 16, 2019

Father Arturo Araujo

A Priest for His Brother Priests

Father Arturo Araujo returns to his alma mater to become rector of the Arrupe Jesuit Community.

October 4, 2019

Lemieux Library and Learning Commons

A Pivotal Year for SU

President Sundborg outlines four key areas for the 2019-2020 academic year.

October 3, 2019

Hundreds of students and family members gathered in the Quad as part of Family Farewell following move-in day.

Welcome Class of 2023

Seattle U welcomed freshman students in late September as they moved into residence halls, bade farewell to parents and began classes. Watch a video and view a photo gallery highlighting some of the Welcome Week events.

What change has the university made to its policy on dogs on campus?

The university has updated its campus dog leash policy.  

September 30, 2019

Mass of the Holy Spirit

September 26, 2019

Seattle University's annual Mass of the Holy Spirit will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at Immaculate Conception Church.

Seal Lower Mall

New Colleagues

Let's welcome the following new faculty and staff who are joining us or taking on new roles for the 2019-2020 academic year.

September 20, 2019

Seattle U in the news: New ranking places Seattle U grads #2 in state in terms of starting salaries

Seattle Business Magzine story reports findings by SmartAsset.com that examined starting salaries of Washington college graduates 

September 20, 2019

These Two Washington Universities Are Neck-And-Neck in a Measure of Graduates’ Workforce Salaries

Seattle U is ranked #2 in state when it comes to starting salaries of its graduates.

Seattle Business Magazine

September 20, 2019

Costco Scholars

Costco Scholarship Marks Milestone of Making College a Reality and Transforming Lives

The Costco Scholarship Fund Breakfast marked its 20th anniversary with more than 1,700 guests helping to raise more than $5 million for scholarships.

September 19, 2019

College Factual badge

College Factual Ranks Seattle University Among Top 15% of Schools in U.S.

Seattle University is in the Top 15 percent of colleges nationwide, according to College Factual’s 2020 “Best Colleges Ranking.”

September 17, 2019

Jeanette Rodriguez

Lifting up the Best of Catholicism

Jeanette Rodriguez begins as interim director of the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture.

September 13, 2019

Sister Prejean returns

September 13, 2019

Recapping Summer at Seattle U

As we look forward to welcoming students back to campus next week, we take a glimpse back at what happened over the summer.

September 13, 2019

Faculty and Staff Service Day

September 11, 2019

SU campus

Wall Street Journal Includes Seattle U Among Top 15% in the Nation

Several college rankings that recognize Seattle University’s upward trajectory among the best in the nation have been recently released, including the latest Wall Street Journal college rankings for 2020 which placed the university in the top 15 percent. 

September 9, 2019

McGoldrick at Night

Ensuring Student Success

SU’s tutoring and study group programs are awarded additional certification by a national association.

August 12, 2019

Gathering in grief

August 9, 2019

Cover of the Princeton Review Best 385 Colleges 2020 guide

Seattle University included in The Princeton Review’s The Best 385 Colleges

The 2020 edition of the Princeton Review guide marks the 17th consecutive year that Seattle U has been featured.

August 8, 2019

Celebrating our founder and shared values

August 8, 2019

Natch Ohno, S.J., talks about St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits, and how his legacy is alive in the work we do at Seattle U today.

Blue Angels

August 6, 2019

New Students Enjoy "Summer in Seattle"

All new first-year students participate in our "Summer in Seattle" Orientation and Welcome Week to launch their educational careers at Seattle University.

July 25, 2019

Advancement and Alumni Building

SU Joins 2030 District

Seattle University has committed to a collaborative effort to reduce environmental impacts of building construction and operations in Seattle.

June 28, 2019

Allison Henrich, Steven Klee and David Neel

Powering Through

SU mathematics professors contribute to a new book for students struggling in the discipline.

June 25, 2019

Admin Rooftop

Seattle University Hires New CFO

Wilson Garone, an accomplished leader and financial professional, will join Seattle University this summer.

June 24, 2019

Undergraduate student celebrates graduation.

Commencement 2019 Central: Relive all the joyful moments!

We present video and photo coverage of the class of 2019 as we bid best wishes to our 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students during commencement ceremonies on June 16. 

June 24, 2019

Father Sundborg and Father Chepe

One Year Later

Father Chepe discusses the crisis in Nicaragua and its effect on our sister Jesuit university.

June 21, 2019

Father Steve - First Citizen

Catching Up with Father Steve

SU's president shares his thoughts on the 2018-2019 academic year, what's ahead for SU, his favorite books from the past year and more.

June 11, 2019

SUURA brochure

Celebrating Student Scholarship

An impressive array of student research was presented at the Seattle University Undergraduate Research Association (SUURA) Conference on May 31.

June 3, 2019

Seattle U Ethics Bowl team members and coach

No Argument Here: Ethics Bowl Team Created Opportunities for its Students

The way Ben Howe sees it, the Seattle U Ethics Bowl team he coaches that finished #6 in the nation this year is a great achievement—but not the be-all and end-all.

June 3, 2019

UW is one of 50 schools nationwide that piloted the College Board’s new ‘adversity index’

Story includes comments by Seattle U Admissions Dean. 

The Seattle Times

June 2, 2019

Groundbreaking on the site of the Center for Science and Innovation

Special Coverage: Celebrating the Center for Science and Innovation Groundbreaking

Hundreds of Seattle University faculty, staff, students and special guests gathered on May 30 to ceremoniously break ground on the Center for Science and Innovation, the university's largest-ever capital project.

May 31, 2019

President's Forum- May 7, 2019

President's Forum

Father Sundborg updates campus community on key university developments.

May 29, 2019

Investing in the Mission

May 29, 2019

Endowed Mission Fund supports initiatives and projects central to SU's identity and values.

Quadstock 2019

May 21, 2019

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Celebration

Honoring Our Own

Staff and faculty receive awards at appreciation event.

May 20, 2019

Seattle University Library and Learning Commons

New Carnegie Classification Recognizes Seattle U’s National Stature

Seattle U's academic profile got a significant boost recently with the elevation by the Carnegie Foundation Basic Classification of Institutions of Higher Education from its “Master’s Colleges and Universities: Larger Programs” category to “Doctoral/Professional University.”

May 20, 2019

Crosscut Festival logo superimposed over image of Seattle

Another Great Crosscut Festival at Seattle University

The Crosscut Festival in early May brought more than 1,600 people to Seattle University.

May 17, 2019

Seattle University students who won Fulbright Grants

Seattle U Produces Record Number of Fulbrights

A record-setting eight Seattle University students and recent alumni have been awarded prestigious 2019-2020 Fulbright Grants to study, research and work abroad.

May 17, 2019

Amazon Fireside Chat

May 16, 2019

Rendering of SU Center for Science and Innovation

Amazon Commits $3 Million to New Center for Science and Innovation

Amazon has made a $3 million gift to the new Center for Science and Innovation. The gift will expand opportunities in computer science education, particularly for women and underrepresented minorities.

May 13, 2019

"Achieving Climate Neutrality" Speaking Event with Microsoft, Seattle Sounders FC, and Seattle University

Achieving Carbon Neutrality

Can it be done at SU? What would it take?

May 6, 2019

Living on Campus: A Guide to College Housing

Story includes comments by Alvin Sturdivant, Vice President for Student Development and president of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International.

US News & World Report

May 1, 2019

Randy Massengale and Earl Lancaster

Barber’s New Lease Signals Growth Within Central District

Earl Lancaster and other African-American owned small business owners are benefiting from a Seattle U program that is helping them to remain and thrive in the community.

April 26, 2019

34th Annual Alumni Awards 04-26-19

2019 Alumni Awards

On April 26 the Seattle University Alumni Association and the Alumni Board of Governors honored five outstanding members of the Seattle U community at the Alumni Awards. Take a look at our Alumni Awards gallery see the contributions of our winners and how each of them has made an impact on their community.

Michael Eric Dyson

The Uncomfortable Truth

Mission Day challenges SU community to confront white privilege.

April 12, 2019

Seattle U Department of Public Safety Office

New Digs for Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety has moved to a new location on campus.

April 1, 2019

Albers Crab Feed

March 28, 2019

That time of year...

March 26, 2019

Seattle U fountain with Admin Building in background

Service in Action

Seattle U ranks among the nation's top producers of Peace Corps participants. 

March 20, 2019

Becoming a Jesuit

March 13, 2019

Ever wonder what it takes to become a Jesuit?

Bye-bye, stress!

March 12, 2019

Seattle U President Sundborg speaking

President's Forum

Father Sundborg updates faculty and staff on latest at SU.

March 12, 2019

Lent begins

March 8, 2019

Seattle University students and staff cleaning trash from a bush

Green Champion

Regional coalition recognizes SU’s leadership in sustainability.

March 1, 2019

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