People of SU

Seattle survey wants to know: How do you feel about public safety?

Guest op-ed by Jacqueline B. Helfgott, PhD, professor and director of the Department of Criminal Justice Crime & Justice Research Center; and  William S. Parkin, PhD, associate professor of criminal justice.


October 19, 2021

Millennial Money: Experts expect 5 things this Black Friday

Story includes interview with Mathew Isaac, PhD, professor of marketing.

Associated Press and NerdWallet

October 19, 2021

Seattle U professor breaks down policy differences on homelessness in Seattle mayor race

Story is an interview with Zachary Wood, PhD, assistant professor in the Institute of Public Service.


October 18, 2021

Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich's status unclear ahead of Monday vaccine deadline

Story includes comments by Charlotte Garden, professor of law.


October 16, 2021

Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich's status unclear ahead of Monday vaccine deadline

Story includes comments by Charlotte Garden, professor of law.

ABC News

October 16, 2021

A search for meaning in Minoru Yamasaki's life and architecture

Story and audio replay of KUOW's Speaker's Forum presentation by Paul Kidder, PhD, professor of philosophy and author of a new book about Minoru Yamasaki.


October 15, 2021

Some of Us Are in a Disaster Cascade

Story features an interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, co-lead of the Washington State Department of Health’s Strike Team and a senior instructor of psychology at Seattle University. 

Seattle Met magazine

October 15, 2021

Perspective: All the lonely men

Op-ed column by SU Communication Professor and authior Sonora Jha, PhD.

Deseret News

October 12, 2021

Overtly religious advertising can harm a faith-based college's STEM reputation

Publication of a research paper co-authored by By Mathew S. Isaac, PhD, professor of marketing; Carl Obermiller, PhD, professor of markerting; and Rebecca Jen-Hui Wang, professor of Marketing, Lehigh University.

Higher Ed Dive

October 11, 2021

An update from Marco Lowe ahead of the upcoming local election

Story features an interview with Marco Lowe, PhD, instructor, Institute of Public Service.

KING 5 New Day Northwest

October 11, 2021

Facebook whistleblower raises questions about safeguards, regulations for platforms

Story includes interview with Caitlin Carlson, PhD, associate professor of Communication and a subject matter expert in social media.


October 5, 2021

Professor Serena Cosgrove and

Connecting to the World Virtually

Central America Initiative continues its global engagement work despite pandemic.

October 5, 2021

The Census Bureau’s first ever data on LGBTQ+ people indicates deep disparities

Story includes comments by Dean Spade, an associate professor at Seattle University School of Law.

PBS Newshour

October 1, 2021

Mariners youth mentorship program making an impact beyond baseball

Story includes video of interview with LaKesha Kimbrough, Washington Middle School site manager in the Seattle U Center for Community Engagement.

KING 5 News

September 30, 2021

Costco scholars posing with Jim Sinegal, Co-Founder, Costco Wholesale and Retired Member, Board of Trustees, Seattle University; Craig Jelinek, President and CEO, Costco Wholesale; and Ana Mari Cauce, University of Washington President.

More than $3 Million (and Counting) Raised for Costco Scholars

Pandemic doesn’t deter generosity at virtual Costco Scholarship Fund Breakfast.

September 29, 2021

Seattle and New York's skylines have this architect in common

Story features an interview with Paul Kidder, PhD, Seattle U professor of philosophy and author of Minoru Yamasaki and the Fragility of Architecture and Gadamer for Architects.

KING TV New Day Northwest

September 28, 2021

Photo of alumna Desi Caswell standing behind a window at a downtown Seattle store, Corre.

Fashion Forward (thinking)

Apparel company brings an environmentally friendly and ethical approach to couture.

September 28, 2021

Move In Day 2021

September 27, 2021

Eduardo Peñalver on stage, wearing academic regalia, at Benaroya Hall.

The Inauguration of Seattle U’s 22nd President

Confidently moving into our future and leading the way in shaping an ever-shifting world.  

September 24, 2021

Photo of students in masks sitting in classroom led by professor writing on board.

Taking the Pulse of the New Heart of SU

Students and faculty usher in fall quarter inside the new Sinegal Center.

September 22, 2021

Mindful Headlines: Why mentorship can change your life

Podcast features an interview with LaKesha Kimbrough, Washington Middle School site manager in the Center for Community Engagement.

KING 5 News

September 16, 2021

Crime and the unhoused critical issues for Seattle voters

Story includes comments from Marco Lowe, PhD, a political science instructor in the Institute of Public Service.


September 15, 2021

Works by Two Faculty Included in State Book Award Winner

An essay and a poem by Seattle University faculty appear in the book Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19, which was a winner in the 2021 Washington State Book Awards.

September 13, 2021

The Addictive Allure of Gacha Games Comes for Everyone Eventually

Story includes comments by Christopher Paul, PhD, professor of communication.


September 13, 2021

Official logo of National Science Foundation that reads "NSF"

Engineering Professor Receives NSF Grant for Off-Grid Solar Electricity

Collaborative research led by Henry Louie, PhD, focuses on improving access to electricity on Native American reservations.

September 13, 2021

The Man Who Designed The World Trade Center’s Twin Towers

Guest op-ed by Paul Kidder, PhD, author of the book, Minoru Yamasaki and the Fragility of Architecture.

Post Alley

September 11, 2021

The World Trade Center’s architect saw them as a symbol of peace

Guest column penned by Seattle U Professor Paul Kidder, PhD, who authored a new book about the architect Minoru Yamasaki. 

The New York Daily News

September 9, 2021

Remembering the Seattle architect who built the World Trade Center

Story is about the book written by Seattle U professsor of philosophy Paul Kidder, PhD.


September 9, 2021

Ellen Whitlock Baker to join Seattle University as Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement

New leader of SU's Alumni Association comes from the University of Washington, where she has served for 16 years.

September 8, 2021

The Nation's Top Goal Scorer is Sydney Carr

TV sports segment is about women's soccer star Sydney Carr and her return to play following an injury. 

KING5 News

September 8, 2021

Photo on right features four students sitting at an outdoor table on campus while wearing face coverings.

Keeping Students at the Heart of Health & Safety Efforts

Faculty and staff treat students’ overall well-being as a top priority during fall return to campus.

August 31, 2021

This Month in Seattle Tech: Rover and Leafly Get in on the SPACtion

Story includes comments by Ekaterina Emm, PhD, professor of finance.

Seattle Met

August 31, 2021

Arizona to end peremptory challenges to potential jurors

Story includes comments by Robert Chang, executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality and a professor of law.

Associated Press

August 29, 2021

How Washington’s new laws on police use of force have changed officers’ training, weapons

Story includes comments from Matthew Hickman, PhD, professor of Criminal Justice and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, Criminology & Forensics.

The Seattle Times

August 28, 2021

Unions warn of ‘mass exodus’ over city of Seattle vaccine mandate

Story includes comments from Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, professor of Criminal Justice and director of the Crime & Justice Research Center.


August 26, 2021

3 Academic Writing Tips for International Students

Story includes comments by Alexandra Smith, PhD, assistant director of the Seattle U Writing Center and instructor of English.

US News & World Report

August 26, 2021

Seattle U Faculty and Students Had Major Role in New State Toolbox for K-12 Teachers

The new Washington State Department of Health “Back-to-the-Classroom THINK Toolbox,” aimed at K-12 teachers and parents as the new school year is about to begin amid the COVID-19 pandemic, represents a year-and-a-half’s work by Seattle U’s Kira Mauseth, PhD, and several students.

August 26, 2021

Billionaire Ron Perelman Stiffs Princeton—and Loses Right to Name Dorm

Story includes comments by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor in the Nonprofit Leadership program.

The Daily Beast

August 25, 2021

Shape Our Water Speaker Series, Phillip Thompson, PhD, PE, Seattle University

Dr. Phillip Thompson of Seattle University's Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability presents eight years of performance data for the Bullitt Center’s drinking water and wastewater treatment systems and discusses system modifications, lessons learned and how we might address Seattle’s future water needs by scaling the Living Building approach to new construction projects and retrofits.

Seattle Public Utilities

August 19, 2021

The Accountability Question: How Should Recent Philanthropic Windfalls Be Managed?

Story includes comments by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, an associate professor in the Master of Nonprofit Leadership Program.


August 13, 2021

Graphic on left reads " Year 2021. Forty Under Forty." Photo of Renee Rassilyer-Bomers on right.

Seattle U Alum Featured Among ‘40 Under 40’ List

Puget Sound Business Journal recognizes a Seattle University alum in its recent list of creative, innovative industry leaders under age 40.

August 11, 2021

Seattle University political science professor discusses Washington primary election

Story features an interview with Marco Lowe, instructor in the Master of Public Administration program.

KING TV New Day Northwest

August 10, 2021

Student Shefali Menezes is pictured in a lab on campus as part of a research fellowship

Summertime in Seattle

Campus and city glisten with progress and possibility

Seattle U in the News: The Most Socially Equitable Cities in the U.S.

What is a socially equitable city? Seattle U's Rashmi Chordiya, PhD, says, "Socially conscious cities and communities are adept and agile in progressing towards disrupting and dismantling oppressive systems while re-designing, rebuilding, and re-aligning systems to be firmly rooted in anti-racist, socially just, liberatory practices that lift-up and center the most vulnerable communities."

July 30, 2021

Angst grips America's most liberal city

Story includes comments by Marco Lowe, lecturer in politics.

The Hill

July 30, 2021

Study: The Most Socially Equitable Cities in the U.S.

The story includes extensive comments from Rashmi Chordiya, PhD, assistant professor in the Institute for Public Service. 

The Motley Fool

July 29, 2021

Book cover image

New Book About the Architect of the World Trade Center Seeks Deeper Understanding of its Creator

As the nation approaches the 20-year remembrance of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the destruction of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, Seattle University philosophy Professor Paul Kidder, PhD, has written a new book on the Trade Center’s architect, Minoru Yamasaki.

July 28, 2021

‘You’re the Problem’: When They Spoke Up About Misconduct, They Were Offered Mental Health Services

Story includes comments by Kristi Lee, PhD, associate professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling. 

The New York Times

July 28, 2021

How to better minister to Latinx college students

Story includes comments from Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD, director of the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture and professor of theological studies at Seattle University.

National Catholic Reporter

July 27, 2021

From Minneapolis riots to Capitol attack, social media users broadcast their own crimes

Story includes remarks from Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, professor of Criminal Justice and director, Crime & Justice Research Center.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune

July 24, 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

Cover of students' PDF presentation that reads "Nudge Bud. Stay Focused. Be Present. Follow your passions. Team: Pink Chaos.  and Carrie Schaden and Carolina De Souza Mendes." In the center is an illustration of a figure on a swing.

Computer Science Team Wins First Place Student IT Architecture Competition

Seattle University computer science students Ana Carolina De Souza Mendes,’21, and Carrie Schaden,’21, won first place for their Nudge Bud app at the 2021 IASA Global (An Association for All IT Architects) Student IT Architecture Competition (SITAC).

July 6, 2021

Seattle U in the News: How to deal with mask dilemmas, social anxiety as Washington reopens

Senior instructor of Psychology Kira Mauseth, PhD, was among those interviewed for a Seattle Times story about how we might cope with societal reopening in light of lingering concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 1, 2021

How to deal with mask dilemmas, social anxiety as Washington reopens from COVID-19 hibernation

Story includes interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology.

The Seattle Times

July 1, 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

Gates Divorce Speeds Divergence of Separate Investing Goals

Story includes comments from Elizabeth Dale, Phd, associate professor in Nonprofit Leadership.


June 28, 2021

Coronavirus and 4th of July: 36% of Americans Will Spend More Money This Year

Story includes a "Meet the Experts" Q&A with Mathew Isaac, PhD, professor of Marketing.


June 28, 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

Seattle U in the News: Five ways MacKenzie Scott’s $8.5 billion commitment to social and economic justice is a model for other donors

In an essay for The Conversation, Seattle U Associate Professor of Nonprofit Leadership Elizabeth Dale, PhD, says philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is modeling five best practices for social change giving with her latest $2.7 billion in charitable giving.

June 16, 2021

Ask the Experts: Car Insurance

The story features a Q&A with Vladamir Dashkeev, PhD, assistant professor of economics.


June 16, 2021

5 ways MacKenzie Scott’s $8.5 billion commitment to social and economic justice is a model for other donors

Story is by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, associate professor of Nonprofit Leadership.

The Conversation

June 16, 2021

Artist rendering of lab in the new Sinegal Center.

Boost for Undergraduate Research

Junior Shefali Menezes is first recipient of new Peter L. and Patricia A. Lee Fellowship for Excellence in Student Research.

June 15, 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

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

Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa

Film Studies Professor Explores the Intersection of Humanities and Science

Recognizing the potential for students to explore entirely new ways of working in his Film Studies classes, Assistant Professor Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa, PhD, creates opportunities to develop interdisciplinary work between the arts and science. 

May 27, 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

During labor shortage, many businesses now offer hiring incentives, bonuses and pay raises

Story features interview with Meenakshi Rishi, PhD, professor of economics.


May 20, 2021

The pros and cons of returning to 'normal'

Audio story includes interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology.


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

There's a database whose mission is to stop problematic police officers from hopping between departments. But many agencies don't know it exists

Story includes comments by Matthew Hickman, PhD, chair of the Criminal Justice program.


May 16, 2021

Lessons from America’s Chinatowns

Story features the work of and an interview with Professor Emerita Marie Rose Wong, PhD, formerly with Seattle U's Institute of Public Service, Asian Studies, and Public Affairs.


May 13, 2021

Katjarina (Katja) Hurt, ’13 MAPS in the outdoors.

A Compassionate Hand

Alumna combines faith with healing as a chaplain for first responders.  

May 12, 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

Interview with Dr. Maylon Hanold

Maylon Hanold, PhD, is director of the Master in Sport Business Leadership Program.

May 10, 2021

First to College app logo

First2College & Seattle U AI4ALL

Each AI4ALL chapter – like the one at Seattle U – is centered around a two-week course that teaches how to use AI to solve problems.

May 7, 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

How to Raise a Feminist Son

The publication interviewed Sonora Jha, PhD, about her new book How to Raise a Feminist Son. Dr. Jha is professor in the Department of Communication.

Psychology Today

May 4, 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

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