People of SU

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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

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

Seattle U in the News: Ask the Experts About Shopping on Black Friday

Albers School of Business and Economics Professor of Marketing Mathew Isaac was interviewed by the business site WalletHub for his advice and insights on some key questions for budget-conscious shoppers as Black Friday approaches.

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

Best Charities for 2021/Ask the Experts

The "Ask the Expert" portion of the story is an interview with Elizabeth Dale, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Leadership.

WalletHub

November 16, 2020

State employment department says 71% spike in unemployment claims isn't what it seems

Story features interview with Vlad Dashkeev, PhD, assistant professor of economics.

KING 5 News

November 16, 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

All eyes on public safety: A look at Seattleites’ concerns about their neighborhoods

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

The Seattle Times

November 13, 2020

Local scholar says Biden transition team facing added challenges from Trump

Story features interview with Marco Lowe, adjunct professor in the Institute of Public Service.

KOMO News

November 11, 2020

Is the Seattle Police Department understaffed? Here’s what the data shows.

Story includes interview with Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, professor of criminal justice. 

The Seattle Times

November 9, 2020

President elect Biden's anticipated impact on WA State

Story features interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

Q13 Fox

November 8, 2020

Psychologist gives advice managing anxiety of elections, Daylight Savings Time and Covid-19 pandemic

Story features interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology.

Q13 Fox

November 5, 2020

The Genshin Impact Backlash Is Here

Story includes interview with Seattle U communications professor Christopher Paul, PhD.

Wired

November 2, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Coverage of the Presidential Announcement

National headlines featuring president-elect, Eduardo M. Peñalver.

October 29, 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

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President Sundborg Named Among 100 Influential Business People in Washington

Puget Sound Business Journal recognizes Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., and alumni in its list of influential Washington state leaders.

October 28, 2020

President Sundborg and Alumni Named Among Influential WA State Leaders

Puget Sound Business Journal

October 28, 2020

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Donor Support Opens Doors for Underrepresented Female Students in Tech

Since 2018, 10 female students enrolled in Seattle University’s Computer Science Program have received scholarships to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), an annual conference described as the world’s largest gathering of women technologists from around the world. 

October 21, 2020

Humility is a crucial component for leadership, at all levels

Guest opinon column by Marilyn Gist, PhD, professor emerita of Executive Programs and Center of Leadership Formation at Seattle University. 

The Hill

October 20, 2020

Western Washington Gets Real: Asians push for the 2020 Census

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

KIRO 7

October 14, 2020

God help us: Religion’s influence on the 2020 presidential election

Guest op-ed written by Mark Markuly, PhD, dean of the School of Theology and Ministry.

The Seattle Times

October 14, 2020

Within Boston police, more often white officers win the awards and Black officers get punished

Story includes interview with Matthew Hickman, PhD, professor Criminal Justice and chair of the Criminal Justice Department.

The Boston Globe

October 10, 2020

The Disillusionment Phase of the Pandemic Is Upon Us

Story features interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology and co-lead of the Washington’s Behavioral Health Strike Team.

Seattle Met Magazine

October 8, 2020

When you need to give tough feedback, forget Zoom and pick up the phone

Guest column by Therese Huston, PhD, faculty development consultant in the Seattle U Center for Faculty Development.

Fast Company

October 8, 2020

Tips for writing your college application essay during a pandemic

Story includes interview with James Miller, director of admissions.

The Seattle Times

October 6, 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

Double Alum Bryce Rassilyer is a Puget Sound Business Journal ‘40 Under 40’

Bryce Rassilyer, ’07, ’08, who earned three degrees from Seattle University and is a CPA whose work supports nonprofits, was among those selected for the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list.

October 5, 2020

Analysts weigh political impact after President Trump tests positive for COVID-19

Story includes interview with Seattle U political science professor Patrick Schoettmer.

KOMO News

October 2, 2020

Distracting classmates made me a journalist

Story is about Seattle U alumni Ben Watanabe.

The Herald (Everett, WA)

October 2, 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

Jasmine Mahmoud

Seattle U Professor Appointed to Washington State Arts Commission

Jasmine Mahmoud, PhD, assistant professor of Performing Arts & Arts Leadership in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed a Washington State Arts Commissioner by Gov. Jay Inslee.

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

Bullitt Prize winner uses affordable housing to fight climate change

Winner of the prize, Patience Malaba, is enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program and will graduate after fall quarter.

Crosscut

September 29, 2020

40 Under 40: Bryce Rassilyer's work as a CPA supports nonprofits

Bryce Rassilyer is a double alum ('07 and '08) who earned three degrees at Seattle U.

Puget Sound Business Journal

September 28, 2020

Catching up with Tom Gorman, Seattle’s greatest tennis player who beat Bjorn Borg and coached John McEnroe

Tom Gorman, '68, reached the NCAA quarterfinals twice and won his final 43 dual matches. He told the Times that playing for Seattle U ended up being the best thing he could have done.

The Seattle Times

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

Coping amid disaster: How we can mentally prepare for a pandemic winter

Story festures an interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, Seattle U psychology instructor and co-lead of the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the Washington State Department of Health.

KUOW-FM

September 22, 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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Taking Action

Alumna Toyia T. Taylor, ’11, MFAL, inspires youth to find and express their voices.

September 21, 2020

Seattle U in the News: The Stress From COVID-19 is Tremendous

Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology, was interviewed for a Seattle Times story that examines the impacts on our mental health after six months of lock down. “Nobody is immune from this,” said Kira Mauseth, one of Washington state’s top behavioral health officials. “Nobody.”

September 18, 2020

As we near 6 months in Washington’s stay-home order, mental health experts warn that things may get worse

Story includes extensive remarks by Kira Mauseth, PhD, a senior instructor at Seattle University and co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the Washington State Department of Health.

The Seattle Times

September 18, 2020

Washington officials emphasize access to mental health help amid pandemic

Story features comments by Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology and co-lead of the state Department of Health’s (DOH) Behavioral Health Strike Team. 

KING 5 News

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

19 years after 9/11, Americans continue to fear foreign extremists and underplay the dangers of domestic terrorism

Article was co-authored by William Parkin, PhD, associate professor of criminal justice.

The Conversation (published online in the Houston Chronicle)

September 10, 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

Debates over Seattle spending, policing spotlight tension between mayor and City Council

Story includes comments by Marco Lowe, Seattle U political science professor.

The Seattle Times

September 8, 2020

Quinton Morris is First Artist-Scholar in Residence for KING FM

Associate Professor Dr. Quinton Morris, director of chamber and instrumental music and founder of the music education organization Key to Change, will serve as the first Artist-Scholar in Residence for Classical KING FM 98.1 for a two-year term beginning Sept. 15.

September 4, 2020

For Black lives to truly matter, we must go beyond pervasive pronouncements

Column by Marcus Harrison Green, founder of the South Seattle Emerald, includes an interview with Seattle U political science professor Angelique Davis.

The Seattle Times

September 3, 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

Professors Awarded U.S. State Department Funding for Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on Religious Freedom and Pluralism

Beatrice Lawrence, associate professor of Theology and Religious Studies, and Charles M. Tung, associate professor of English, received State Department funding to host the Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on Religious Freedom and Pluralism at Seattle University.

August 25, 2020

'The video stands by itself:' Seattle police guild releases edited footage from Sunday riot

Story features interview with Victor D. Evans, PhD, assistant professor of communications.

KING 5 News

August 19, 2020

Motel eviction exposes gaps in Seattle’s low-income housing options

Story includes comments by Professor Sara Rankin, director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project at the School of Law.

Crosscut

August 18, 2020

The Seattle City Council owes Police Chief Best an apology

Guest editorial by Professor Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, of the Criminal Justice program.

The Seattle Times

August 12, 2020

Seth Chism standing in graduation cap and gown in front of Seattle U signage.

Alumnus Gives Back in New Role at Seattle Prep

Recent Albers School of Business and Economics grad Seth Chism, ’20, is preparing to step into a new role as a volunteer instructor at Seattle Prep, his high school alma mater.

August 12, 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.

Kristen Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dean of Nursing Inducted into WSNA Hall of Fame

The Dean of Seattle University’s College of Nursing, Kristen Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN, is among those who have been inducted into the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) 2020 Hall of Fame, which recognizes achievements that will endure beyond their lifetimes.

August 6, 2020

Social media campaigns urging new generations to vote in upcoming election

Story features interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING5 News

August 3, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Who is Getting COVID-19 in King County?

People of color are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and the trend when associated with income wasn't much of a surprise to Jodi O'Brien, a sociology professor at Seattle University.

July 31, 2020

Seattle U in the News: 5 takeaways from MacKenzie Scott’s $1.7 billion in support for social justice causes

"As a scholar of philanthropy, I believe that (MacKenzie) Scott is modeling five best practices for social change giving," writes Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor of Nonprofit Leadership.

July 30, 2020

5 takeaways from MacKenzie Scott’s $1.7 billion in support for social justice cause

Contributed story by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor of Nonprofit Leadership in the Collehe of Arts and Sciences.

The Conversation

July 30, 2020

6 months in, who is getting COVID-19 in King County? Here's a breakdown by race, age

Story includes comments by Jodi O'Brien, PhD, professor of sociology.

Seattle P-I

July 29, 2020

'Racial gaslighting made me feel like a foreigner in my own home'

Story includes comments by Angelique Davis, JD, associate professor of Political Science.

BBC 3

July 19, 2020

Seattle restaurant describes struggles losing money to food delivery apps during pandemic

The restaruant is co-owned by Seattle U Assistant Professor of Social Work Aakanksha Sinha, PhD.

KIRO Radio

July 18, 2020

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A Great Place to Land

New career mentorship platform connects students and alumni.

July 16, 2020

Covid-19 crisis will improve higher ed long-term, Seattle college leaders say

Story includes remarks by Seattle U President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.

Puget Sound Business Journal (subscriber content)

July 15, 2020

This court case could weaken WA’s Indian Child Welfare Act

Story includes comments by Brooke Pinkham, staff director for the Center for Indian Law & Policy.

Crosscut

July 6, 2020

The fight over monuments asks, who is an American hero and who is a 'symbol of hate'?

Story includes comments by School of Law Professor Ronald Slye.

USA Today

July 3, 2020

A COVID-19 outbreak on UW’s Greek Row hints at how hard it may be to open colleges this fall

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor in the Psychology program.

The Seattle Times

July 3, 2020

Guardians or warriors? How hiring veterans impacts Seattle Police

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

Crosscut

July 1, 2020

Seattle police have made gains in recent years, but work remains

Guest op-ed by J. Michael Diaz, a King County Superior Court Judge, includes mention of work by Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

The Seattle Times

June 30, 2020

How to recognize if you're being racially gaslighted

Story features interview with Angelique Davis, JD, associate professor of political science.

Mashable

June 26, 2020

Seattle U in the News: How to Recognize if You're Being Racially Gaslighted

Associate Professor of Political Science Angelique Davis, JD, is the primary source for a story in Mashable that defines and explains racial gaslighting

June 26, 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

Why refusing to forget is a powerful political force

Guest op-ed by Onur Bakiner, associoate professor of political science.

Crosscut

June 24, 2020

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Going the Distance

When Seattle University announced its plan to transition to online learning in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Rubiná Mahsud, PhD, of Albers School of Business and Economics had to quickly redesign her courses while stuck in a time zone 12 hours ahead of Seattle.

June 23, 2020

Nursing Faculty Member Awarded Parkinson’s Foundation 2020 Nurse Faculty Grant

The Parkinson’s Foundation has awarded the third Parkinson’s Foundation Nurse Faculty Award to three nurses, including Mo-Kyung Sin, PhD, RN, an associate professor of nursing at Seattle University.

June 23, 2020

Female nurse wearing face mask stands with arms crossed.

Nursing Grad Student Establishes COVID-19 Training and Policy Programs

With intensive experience in the health care field, Sarah Welch, ’21, is working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis as a STAT registered nurse, while pursuing a doctorate at Seattle University’s College of Nursing.

June 22, 2020

Civil asset forfeiture used by some law enforcement ‘as a major revenue source’

Story features interview with Brian Kelly, PhD, associate professor of economics.

KIRO Radio

June 17, 2020

2020-2021 Ignatian Leaders

June 17, 2020

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

King County Labor Council expels Seattle police union

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Charlotte Garden.

Crosscut

June 17, 2020

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda unveils her own proposal for taxing Seattle’s big businesses

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Sara Rankin, director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

The Seattle Times

June 16, 2020

Trouble concentrating? Forgetting things? Our brains are doing strange things during this time of crisis.

Panel discussion included Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology.

KUOW

June 11, 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

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust awards $120,000 in grants to Seattle University for scientific research

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust recently awarded Seattle University with $120,000 for two research projects, one that will help improve maternal and child health and another that will increase understanding of beneficial insects in urban gardens.

June 11, 2020

Photo of Albers faculty member Jeffery Smith.

The Business of COVID

Albers faculty research ethics around data privacy amid push for contact tracing as businesses and organizations reopen.

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

State Economies Most Exposed to Coronavirus

Lawrence Hubbell, PhD, director, of the nstitute of Public Service at Seattle University, is the feaured "Ask the Experts" commentator in a Q&A.

WalletHub

June 8, 2020

Computer science student Arya Mathew is this year's winner of these

An Entrepreneurial Idea That Sticks

Meet this year’s Grand Prize Winner of the annual Business Plan Competition.

June 5, 2020

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

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

Want to do more for your favorite charity? Consider a planned gift

Guest column by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor, Nonprofit Leadership program.

The Conversation

May 26, 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

You could be the citizen scientist the world needs right now

Story includes a project co-led by Mark Jordan, PhD, associate professor of Biology.

Crosscut

May 18, 2020

What does COVID-19 mean for the future of college admissions?

Story includes interview with Seattle U Provost Shane Martin.

PBS Newshour

May 18, 2020

How the pandemic impacts the mental health of local front-line workers

Story includes comments by Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor, Psychology.

Inlander

May 14, 2020

Changing Business in the Wake of COVID-19

Seattle U double alumni Steve Brooks, ’98, ’19, vice president of business development at UMC, is driving an innovative solution to help at-risk communities stay healthy while keeping employees in the workforce by designing and manufacturing portable handwashing stations

May 13, 2020

Virus Talk Is Inescapable, 44% of Americans Tell Pew

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, senior instructor in the Psychology program.

Courthouse News

May 13, 2020

Facebook’s AI for Hate Speech Improves. How Much Is Unclear

Story includes comments and references research by Seattle U communications professor Caitilin Carlson.

Wired

May 12, 2020

The Presidential race, the race to reopen, and blowback for Inslee

Story features interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING 5 New Day Northwest

May 12, 2020

Responsible AI starts with higher education

A guest op-ed co-authored by the dean of Seattle U's College of Science and Engineering and an alumni who works in AI at Microsoft say we need to ensure that those entering careers in technology have studied how technology can impact society.

May 11, 2020

Opinion: Responsible AI starts with higher education

The guest op-ed is co-authored by the dean of the College of Science and Engineering, Michael Quinn; and SU alumni and Microsoft employee Scott Hoogerwerf.

Puget Sound Business Journal

May 8, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Psychology senior instructor Kira Mauseth, PhD, speaks on the potential psychological effects of the pandemic

Dr. Mauseth is the co-lead of the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the Washington State Department of Health. She specializes in disaster relief work in her clinical role as a practicing psychologist.

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

Mental health experts warn of COVID-19 emotional distress

Story includes comments by Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology. 

KOMO News

May 7, 2020

Kenworth training program gives college engineering students real-world experience

Story is about long-running relationship between Kenworth and Seattle U whose students have done projects for as part of their undergraduate coursework in the sciences and engineering.

The Trucker

May 6, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Graduate student draws on her relationships with farmers and grocers to get unsold produce to food banks

With the city’s farmers markets shuttered for weeks and only recently beginning to reopen, some regional farmers have been stuck with produce they can’t sell. Now a collaboration between local businesses, farmers markets and food banks is working to redirect those fruits and vegetables to hungry communities across the Seattle area.

May 5, 2020

Farmers Market Program Funnels Fresh Produce to Local Food Banks

Samantha Kielty, programs manager at Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets, is a student in the Seattle U Masters in Nonprofit Leadership program.

South Seattle Emerald

May 4, 2020

Natasha Martin

SU’s Natasha Martin Named American Council on Education Fellow

The American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program has selected 38 emerging college and university leaders for the 2020-21 class, including Natasha Martin, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion and Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University.

April 17, 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

Nicola Kraus

Seattle University Sophomore Nicola Kraus Selected for 2019 U.S. Bank Student Union Scholarship

Nicola Kraus, a sophomore at Seattle University, has been selected as a 2019 U.S. Bank Student Union Scholarship recipient.  

April 15, 2020

'I don't want my career to fade away' says one PNB dancer

Story is about Benjamin Griffiths, '19, principal dancer at Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet and an SU alumni.

KUOW-FM

April 14, 2020

Cities Cut Back Homeless Sweeps During Crisis. Activists Hope They’ll Stop For Good.

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.

HuffPost

April 14, 2020

Gratefully Remembering Father Peter Ely

April 13, 2020

Seattle University mourns the loss of Peter Ely, S.J., an extraordinary Jesuit, who passed away April 11.

Judge G. Helen Whitener appointed to state Supreme Court

Judge Whitener is an alumna of the Seattle U School of Law.

Associated Press

April 13, 2020

Coronavirus will trigger ‘staggering and unprecedented’ increase in number of homeless in US, say experts

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.

The Independent (UK)

April 12, 2020

Can you find God in a Zoom call? How communities of faith are adjusting to COVID-19

Story mentions Seattle U Associate Professor Beatrice Lawrence, an expert in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish Hermeneutics.

GeekWire

April 11, 2020

Decisiveness, Flexibility are Key in a Crisis

Essay by Kristen M. Swanson, dean and professor of nursing at Seattle University’s College of Nursing.

Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education

April 11, 2020

Hospital Chaplains Try to Keep the Faith During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Swedish Medical Group Chaplain Rev. Leah Klug is a Seattle U alumna (School of Theology and Ministry '08).

The New York Times

April 11, 2020

Vera Whole Health raises $10M to expand its ‘advanced primary care’ model

The company was founded by Seattle U alumni Ryan Schmid co-founded in 2008 when he was an MBA student.

GeekWire

April 10, 2020

Thousands of Washington students haven’t missed a day of instruction

Story features two College of Ed alumni: Monica Wingard, EdAd’13, Principal at St. George & St. Edward Catholic Schools; and David Watson, EdAd ’19, Assistant Principal and English Teacher at St. George School.

KIRO7

April 9, 2020

Daniel Lee

Mechanical engineering student is member of research group looking for ways to reuse N95 facemasks

Daniel Lee is among 60 academics and professionals nationally looking for ways to decontaminate and reuse N95 face masks to help counter a severe shortage of the critical equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 9, 2020

As virus batters government, US mutual aid groups step up

Story includes comments by Dean Spade, associate professor of law.

Agence France Presse (AFP)

April 8, 2020

Naomi Diggs, MD

Care on the Frontlines: An Alumna's Expertise with COVID-19

Naomi Diggs, MD, ’04, '20 is a physician and leader at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle where she is part of the coordinated COVID-19 response team.

April 3, 2020

New website explains how hospitals can decontaminate and reuse scarce N95 masks to fight COVID-19

A Seattle U mechancial engineering undergraduate is a member of the 60-member research group that founded the website.

Stanford News Service

April 1, 2020

Pandemic-Stoked Instacart Strike Exposes Risks for Gig Workers

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Charlotte Garden. 

Bloomberg Law

March 31, 2020

Therapy during the coronavirus pandemic: ‘This is new for all of us’

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, a psychology senior instructor at Seattle University and psychologist.

The Seattle Times

March 29, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Restaurants are hurting due to the coronavirus-related shutdown. Yet many continue to help others in need.

Osbaldo Hernandez (Public Affairs, '12), co-owner of Frelard Tamales, and his family have been packing free sack lunches for children who are out of school.

March 26, 2020

Restaurants are hurting due to the coronavirus-related shutdown. Yet many continue to help others in need.

Osbaldo Hernandez (Public Affairs, '12) and his family own Frelard Tamales are packing free sack lunches for children who are out of school.

Seattle Times

March 25, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Kathleen McChesney, law enforcement trailblazer and victim advocate, to receive 2020 Laetare Medal

Kathleen McChesney, '76, will receive the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics.

March 23, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Elgin Baylor Will Forever Remain the Most Magnificent Loser in NBA History

A look back at the incredible story of one of the greatest players in NBA history and Seattle U alumnus, Elgin Baylor, '58.  

March 22, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Homeless feel the effect of social distancing

Law Professor Sara Rankin on the effects of social distancing on the most vulnerable.

March 20, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Should colleges pay their athletes? What Catholic social teaching has to say.

Pat Kelly, S.J., associate professor of theology and religious studies, shares a perspective on sport and spirituality.

March 20, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Why Foreign-Trained Lawyers Should Consider a Two-Year J.D.

Josie Mitchell, associate director of the School of Law's Center for Professional Development, has some advice for international students interested in earning a two-year J.D. in the U.S.

March 19, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Should your company tell you when coronavirus hits the workforce?

A case involving an Amazon contractor's sick spouse raises questions that many companies are asking right now. Albers Professor Jeffery Smith weighs in.

March 18, 2020

Deer, Bear and Everywhere: Animals Move Into the City

Story is about Seattle U associate professor of biology Mark Jordan and the Urban Carnivore Project he co-directs with Woodland Park Zoo.

The PEW Charitable Trusts

March 9, 2020

'The prettiest member of the team': how sexism pervades UK charities

The story was co-authored by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor in the nonprofit leadership program at Seattle University.

The Guardian (UK)

March 4, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Dr. Glenn Lux recognized as Outstanding Medical Group Executive

Dr. Glenn Lux, ‘06, president and chief executive officer of Allegro Pediatrics, is honored with a Leaders in Healthcare Award.

March 1, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Why this tech investor thinks a recession might actually help the Seattle region

Vladimir Dashkeev, an economics professor at Seattle University, said he’s skeptical of any statements regarding positive, short-term effects of a recession.

February 28, 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

Seattle U in the News: D.C-based political activist Angela Rye challenges, inspires in Black History Month address

Angela Rye, Law ’05, was the keynote speaker for Middle Tennessee State University’s Black History Month celebration.

February 26, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Sounders FC Announces Complete Regional Broadcast Lineup for 2020 Season

Men's soccer coach Pete Fewing will be part of the broadcast.

February 26, 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

Seattle U in the News: No. 18 Mizzou softball upset by Seattle University

Seattle U’s softball team upsets Mizzou, ranked 18th in the country, during the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic Tournament.

February 23, 2020

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: Tarik Skubal, ’18, named one of the most interesting non-roster players for all 30 MLB teams

Former Redhawk pitcher Tarik Skubal has a chance of making the Detroit Tiger’s major league roster by season’s end.

February 22, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Terrell Brown scores 25 as Seattle U men down Bakersfield

Terrell Brown scored 25 points as SU defeated Cal State Bakersfield 69-54 on Saturday night at Redhawk Center. 

February 22, 2020

Former SU Pitcher Tarik Skubal's,’18, dominance raises a big question: When will he join the Tigers?

Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire had seen enough. As former SU pitcher Tarik Skubal, ‘18 — one of the Tigers' top prospects — totally dominated on Friday afternoon while pounding the strike zone, Gardenhire looked over at Tigers general manager Al Avila, who was sitting behind home plate.

February 21, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Seattle Sounders re-signs SU soccer alumnus

SU soccer alumnus Alex Roldan, ’18, will continue his winning ways with the Seattle Sounders. 

February 18, 2020

Seattle Sounders re-signs SU soccer alumnus

The Seattle Sounders have re-signed Alex Roldan, ’18, who has switched positions from midfielder to defender with the professional soccer team.

The Seattle Times

February 18, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Faculty member Dr. Quinton Morris new co-chair of Seattle Arts Commission

Dr. Morris is a concert violinist, educator, entrepreneur and filmmaker.

February 14, 2020

My blessings have been abundant

February 7, 2020

Kizito Kiyimba, S.J., who has been visiting from Zimbabwe as LeRoux Chair, reflects gratefully on his time at SU.

After Judge’s ‘Troubling’ Behavior, Lawmakers Question Court Misconduct Rules

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Brooke D. Coleman.

The New York Times

February 6, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Marketing Professor Analyses the Superbowl Ads

Television ads during the Superbowl give companies a massive audience for their products. Did they succeed?

February 3, 2020

From Baby Nut to Loretta: Super Bowl's most powerful commercials

Story featured interview with Seattle U marketing professor Mathew Isaac.

KING TV New Day Northwest

February 3, 2020

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign to add Washington state staff

Story features interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING 5 News

January 9, 2020

Here's how homelessness in Seattle has changed over the decade

Story includes interview with Catherine Hinrichsen, project director for the Project on Family Homelessness at Seattle University.

KOMO News

January 8, 2020

Roshanak Roshandel

A Year as an Amazon Scholar

Computer Science Department Chair and Associate Professor Roshanak Roshandel, PhD, spent a year-long sabbatical as an Amazon Scholar. The benefits of her experience— both professionally and for her students—are many.

January 6, 2020

Fighting for survival: A veteran’s take on homelessness

Guest op-ed by Seattle U student and Army officer veteran Lauren Romero.

The Seattle Times

December 13, 2019

It’s our turn to fix the climate future we’ve inherited

Guest op-ed by Seattle U student Brandon McWiliams. 

The Seattle Times

December 13, 2019

Charity calculator

Story features a Q&A on charitable giving with Elizabeth Dale, assistant professor of Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University.

WalletHub

December 12, 2019

Remembering Jeanette Hulburt, SU's first librarian emerita

From almna to librarian, Hulburt cared deeply for Seattle U.

December 9, 2019

Fall hits campus

Sustainability at Seattle U

Co-chairs of the President's Committee for Sustainability share their insights on SU's progress toward becoming an even greener university.

December 5, 2019

Let's Talk Politics: Local elections and impeachment

Story contains a pair of interviews with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe. 

KING TV New Day Northwest

December 4, 2019

In Grateful Remembrance of Patrick Howell, S.J.

December 2, 2019

Over the course of his many years at Seattle University, and through a variety of roles, Father Pat Howell was a blessing in the lives of many.

‘It's like glorified day care’: Washington parents demand rigor in special education for young adults

Story includes interview with Kris Hirschmann, MEd, director of Transition Services: Curriculum & Training, Center for Change in Transition Services.

Crosscut

November 25, 2019

Serena Oduro

Seattle U senior Serena Oduro is a finalist for prestigious Rhodes and Marshall scholarships

Highly accomplished student is university's first Rhodes finalist since 2005.

November 18, 2019

Seattle U in the news: Seattle PACs spent $4 million on the election. Who got paid?

All of those campaign mailers were not the most effective tool, says Seattle U instructor

November 14, 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

Seattle U alum Alfonso Baes and his widow and grandson at medal ceremony.

Posthumous Honor for SU Alum Alfonso Baes

Alfonso Baes, ’53, who passed away in 1989, received a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino World War II veterans on Nov. 10 in Washington, D.C.

November 8, 2019

STEM Research Showcase 2019

November 5, 2019

Science and Engineering students shared findings from the research they conducted under the mentorship of faculty this past summer.

Starbucks ask citizens to "Wake up and Vote"

Story includes interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KIRO 7

November 4, 2019

Affirmative-action measure: Are Washingtonians voting on Referendum 88, Initiative 1000, or both?

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Deirdre Bowen.

The Seattle Times

November 1, 2019

What to know before voting in Seattle's upcoming election

Segment featured interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING TV New Day Northwest

October 30, 2019

Harvard Grad Students Are Taking on the Trump Administration and Their Own School

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Vice

October 30, 2019

City council candidates are making big promises on homelessness. Can they deliver?

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin, directoe of the Homelessness Rights Advoacy Project.

Crosscut

October 30, 2019

Allow Dreamers to become police officers to better serve our communities

Guest opinion column penned by faculty members in Seattle U's Criminal Justice program urges changes to state law to allow DACA recipients to become police officers. The column focuses on a current Seattle U public safety officer and alumni, a "Dreamer" whose dream is to become a police officer.

The Seattle Times

October 30, 2019

Seattle U in the News: Allow Dreamers to become police officers to better serve our communities

A guest opinion column penned by three professors in Seattle U's Criminal Justice program urges changes to state law to allow "Dreamers" to become police officers.

October 30, 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.

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.

Courts Dent Gig Companies’ Shield Against `Existential’ Threat

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg Law

October 23, 2019

When Faculty of Color Feel Isolated, Consortia Expand Their Networks

Story includes mention of the 2012 book Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia by Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD, professor of Modern Languages and Cultures and Women and Gender Studies Seattle University.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

October 22, 2019

SU in the News: The Shooting of Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton, 10 Years Later

Seattle Met magazine's look back at the killings of police in Seattle a decade ago includes research done by Seattle U criminal justice Associate Professor Matthew Hickman, PhD.

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.

Seattle police increasingly involved in moving homeless people from sidewalks

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin. 

The Seattle Times

October 18, 2019

Professionals Without Borders in Belize

Learning by Serving

A passion for international service helps students define future paths.

October 18, 2019

Longtime Seattle barber stays put in gentrifying neighborhood with help from Seattle University

Earl’s Cuts and Styles celebrated the opening of its new shop in the Central District, thanks to a Seattle U program aimed at helping local businesses thrive.

October 18, 2019

STDs Rise Sharply Among Older Americans

Story includes comments from Beverly Johnson, PhD, RN, a lecturer in the Seattle U College of Nursing.

Everyday Health

October 17, 2019

Seattle U student Haley Cummins

Alfie Scholar Haley Cummins Featured as One of 100 Young Local Changemakers

Seattle U student Haley Cummins (Strategic Communications ’21) is one of 100 young local changemakers featured in the We the Future exhibit curated by the Gates Foundation Discovery Center. 

October 17, 2019

Washington State Voters Will Decide Whether to Reinstate Affirmative Action. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Story includes comments from Seattle U law school professor Deirdre Bowen.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

October 16, 2019

ADNW pups pose with a letterman blanket belonging to Maureen’s father Paul Dempsey who, along with Maureen’s mother Beverly Beswick, graduated from SU in 1958.

That's a Good Dog

Alumna-owned organization bettering lives of many, thanks to some four-legged assistance.

Book Review: Making Black Scientists: A Call to Action

Co-author Thai-Huy Nguyen is assistant professor of education at Seattle University.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

October 15, 2019

Melissa Arias is president and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington.

Making Wishes Come True

Melissa Arias, '01 JD, is the new president and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington.

October 14, 2019

NORTHWEST NOW 2019: Election Round Table

Public affairs program with guest panel including Seattle U political science instructor Partrick Schoettmer, PhD.

KBTC

October 11, 2019

Promoting access to Medicare hospice benefit could save taxpayers, benefit underserved communities

Guest op-ed co-authored by Erin Vernon, PhD, assistant professor of Economics in the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University.

The Hill

October 11, 2019

Seattle U in the News: Q13 Fox story about Turkey's offensive in Kurdish Syria

Onur Bakiner, an assistant professor of political science at Seattle University, said he believes the military invasion will deepen the humanitarian crisis.

October 10, 2019

A lot of homeless people referred to shelters in Seattle don’t go. These are some reasons why

Story includes interview with Sara Rankin, a professor at Seattle University School of Law and the founder and director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

Seattle P-I

October 10, 2019

Julia Gorman working on energy kiosk in Zambia

My Journey to Zambia with Seattle University's KiloWatts for Humanity

SU women’s swimmer Julia Gorman, '20, was one of two students selected to accompany a team of professional electrical engineers to Cheeba, Zambia to install a microgrid that powers energy kiosks with solar panels. The senior from Bend, Oregon wrote a summary of her experience and work in Africa.

October 9, 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

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.

Daring Women: Heritage Wealth Advisors’ Jill Perovich Believes Leaders Must Inspire, Motivate and Deliver

Jill Perovich is a Seattle U alumna.

Seattle Business Magazine

October 2, 2019

Campaign graphic

Seattle University Launches Largest-Ever Comprehensive Campaign

The $275 million Campaign for the Uncommon Good will fund scholarships, student programs and the new Center for Science and Innovation

October 2, 2019

From the Publisher’s Desk: After 10 years, still proud to be covering Edmonds

Publisher Teresa Wippel is an SU alumna; she mentions story about her in the Seattle U magazine.

My Edmonds News

September 30, 2019

Faculty and Staff Summer Photos

September 25, 2019

Teresa Wippel is making news in the small town of Edmonds by keeping local news alive.

News Maker

If you met Teresa Wippel, she wouldn’t tell you about how difficult it is thrive in media today. Instead, she might regale you with a story about her early days at The Spectator, Seattle University’s student newspaper, where she wrote moral pronouncements by typewriter, or how she met Walter Cronkite in the spring of her freshman year.

September 23, 2019

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

Thousands attend 'Amazon Career Day' as company goes on hiring spree

Story includes inerview with Seattle U instructor of economics Vlad Dashkeev, PhD.

KOMO News

September 17, 2019

James Reichmann, S.J.

Remembering Father Reichmann

James Reichmann, S.J., served SU for more than a half a century

September 16, 2019

Sarah Cannon

“The Shame of Losing”

A staff member’s debut book is nominated for a Washington State Book Award.

September 16, 2019

Chinatown cleanup

Photo of Seattle U staff working in Chinatown on the university's Service Day.

NW Asian Weekly

September 16, 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

Seattle U in the news: Why do Seattleites complain so much?

Kathleen Cook, PhD, chair of the Seattle U Psychology program, was among those interviewed to answer this question in a replay of a SoundQ weekly podcast. 

September 12, 2019

Why do Seattleites complain so much?

Story includes interview with Assoc. Prof. of Psychology Kathleen Cook, PhD.

KUOW-FM

September 12, 2019

Faculty and Staff Service Day

September 11, 2019

Seattle U alum and former board member named new United Way of King County president and CEO

Gordon McHenry, Jr., '79, is a lawyer and was named Alumnus of the Year in 2013.

September 10, 2019

Mary Bartholet

Remembering Mary Bartholet

Longtime nursing professor was a credit to her profession and a supporter of SU's mission.

September 5, 2019

Rosa Joshi on directing 1 Henry IV featuring one of the best bromances in all of Shakespeare

Rosa Joshi is a professor of theater at Seattle U.

DC Theatre Scene

September 3, 2019

A New Assault on Organized Labor

Story includes mention of issue analysis by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Slate

September 2, 2019

College-bound kids? 3 low-tech tips from a mom and college admissions counselor

Seattle U admissions counselor Christine Campbell offers three low-tech tips for parents of first-time college bound students. 

August 29, 2019

Low-tech hacks parents can teach college-bound kids

Guest opinion piece by Seattle U admissions counselor Christine Campbell.

The Seattle Times

August 29, 2019

Albers Business Plan Competition Alumni Find Success

Automated sunscreen dispensers, fast-casual salads, plant-based creamers and a system to stabilize loads suspended under helicopters. All are up and coming products of start-up businesses begun after their founders entered the Harriett Stephenson Business Plan Competition as Seattle U students or alumni.

August 26, 2019

Michelle Simoni at sea

Her Classroom Is the Sea

An SU student conducted research on climate change in the Pacific Ocean this summer.

August 23, 2019

As the economy booms, Washington voters see a system rigged for the rich

Story includes comments from Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

Crosscut

August 23, 2019

Oregon Shakespeare Festival proves power of diversifying the stage

Story includes mention of the play "As You Like It" directed by Seattle U theater professor Rosa Joshi.

The Seattle Globalist

August 21, 2019

Seattle U/Woodland Park Zoo Urban Carnivore Project Invites Citizen Scientists to Report Critter Sightings

The next phase of the Seattle Urban Carnivore Project, a collaboration between the Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle University Associate Professor of Biology Mark Jordan, PhD, has begun with the launch today of a “carnivore spotter” website.

August 12, 2019

Who Broke Baltimore? We Did.

Story was written by Emily Lieb, PhD, Seattle U assistant professor of history.

The Nation

August 8, 2019

Seattle U President Stephen V. Sundborg, SJ, addressed the Seattle Rotary Club.

Civility and Reclaiming the Idea of America

President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., received a standing ovation after he gave the inaugural keynote talk at a Seattle 4 Rotary meeting in July that launched the club's emphasis this year on civic engagement and civil discourse. 

July 24, 2019

Restoring life: One Ugandan nun makes lasting connections in Clark County

Story mentions that Seattle U students designed building under construction in Uganda to house a new medical center.

Clark County Today

July 18, 2019

Former Stevens Clerks Tell Us Their Strongest Memories of 'One of a Kind' Mentor

Story includes reminiscences by Seattle U law professor Andrew Siegel who clerked for Justice Stevens in 2000.

Law.com (The National Law Journal)

July 17, 2019

The Homelessness Crisis is Getting So Bad That Cities Are Now Building Their Own Camps

Story includes comment by Sara Rankin, associate professor and director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project at the Seattle University School of Law.

Vice News

July 16, 2019

Short’s Brewing beer is inspired by Pink Floyd legend, shrimp with killer sound

Seattle U biology professor Kristin Hultgren was a co-discoverer of Synalpheus Pinkfloydi, the shrimp the beer is named for.

MLive

July 16, 2019

Starbucks dropping newspapers from its stores

Story includes interview with Seattle U communications professor Caitlin Carlson.

KIRO 7

July 12, 2019

'Why should I have to work on stilts?': the women fighting sexist dress codes

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Janet Ainsworth.

The Guardian

July 11, 2019

New President Kim Moore Launches Her Year

Story includes excerpts from a speech given by President Stephen V. Sundborg, SJ, on the topic of civility, civic engagement and civil discourse. 

Seattle 4 Rotary Club

July 10, 2019

Trans Women of Color Are the Past and Future of LGBTQ Liberation

Story includes information attributed to Seatte U Assistant Professor Joseph DeFilippis.

The Nation

June 27, 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

Annual Athletics Awards Honor Seniors

Seattle U celebrated its year in athletics, honored its senior class and handed out awards to Redhawks who excelled in competition, the classroom, and the community in 2018-19.

June 24, 2019

What Pete Buttigieg Has and Hasn’t Done About Homelessness in South Bend

Story includes interview with Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.

The New Yorker

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 Twohy Honored

June 20, 2019

5 housing market predictions from Seattle's top economists

Story includes interviews with Seattle U Albers School of Business and Economics faculty Brian Kelly, PhD, and Vladimir Dashkeev, PhD.

KING TV

June 14, 2019

Opinion: When We Kill/ Everything you think you know about the death penalty is wrong.

Column by Nicolas Kristof includes mention of, and quote from, research conducted by Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Peter Collins and colleagues about the cost of death penalty cases.

The New York Times

June 14, 2019

7 Seattle Hotels Sued for Alleged Violations of Americans with Disabilities Act

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Brooke Coleman.

KIRO 7

June 13, 2019

Sister Mary Namutebi, DM, '20, '22, left and Sister Paskazia Ampronia Nakitende, DM, '19 with The Daughters of Mary Sisters in Uganda share a moment together while reviewing a selfie photo they took on their cell phone in the garden at their St. Joseph's Residence in West Seattle.

Sisters in Learning and Leading

With an SU education, members of The Daughters of Mary Sisters in Uganda are transforming their lives and, in turn, the lives of fellow Ugandans. Get a look at their lives in Seattle and at Seattle U in this photo essay.

This engineer and humanitarian aims to end "energy poverty"

Sponsored content story about Seattle U Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Henry Louie, PhD, and his work with students to create electricity microgrids for energy impoverished areas in Africa.

CBS News Interactive

June 12, 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

Study: Civil asset forfeiture doesn’t discourage drug use or help police solve crimes

Story cites new study by Seattle U Associate Professor of Economic Brian Kelly.

The Washington Post

June 11, 2019

Seattle U student team members who won an award

Student Engineering Team Wins Award at 2019 Washington GIS Conference

Working with Sound Transit, the team designed an Interactive Noise Map Application (INMA) for customer access to Light Rail noise data and earned a second place award.

June 4, 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

MacKenzie Bezos’ $17 billion pledge tops a growing list of women giving big

Essay authored by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor in the Seattle U Non Profit Leadership program.

The Conversation

May 31, 2019

Investing in the Mission

May 29, 2019

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

President Stephen Sundborg receiving First Citizen Award

President Sundborg Receives 2019 Seattle-King County First Citizen Award

Seattle University Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., was celebrated as the 81st recipient of the prestigious Seattle-King County First Citizen Award.

May 28, 2019

Father Lucas prepares for next chapter

May 24, 2019

Campus honors outgoing rector for many contributions made and hats worn.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Celebration

Honoring Our Own

Staff and faculty receive awards at appreciation event.

May 20, 2019

Rosa Joshi delivers Red Talk

Toward a More Inclusive Theater

Red Talk presenter talks about putting a more diverse cast on stage.

May 17, 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

Faculty News & Notes

Get the latest news on achievements, published works and guest speaking roles for Seattle U faculty.

May 15, 2019

George Kunz leaning back in a chair reading the book "Totality and Infinity"

Remembering George Kunz

Seattle U colleague reflects on the life of George Kunz, a true person for others.

May 3, 2019

Emeriti faculty named

May 2, 2019

Alumni Awards

May 2, 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

Luis Escamilla and Carlito Umali

Head of the Class

High placement rate for College of Education alumni who are making their marks in classrooms and beyond.

April 30, 2019

Admin Building at Seattle U

Remembering Mike Bisesi

Former SU professor embodied the spirit of community service.

April 30, 2019

Seattle University 34th Annual Alumni Awards 2019

The 2019 Seattle University Alumni Awards celebrated five outstanding alumni: Alumna of the Year – Brenda Christensen, ’81 MBA University Service – Kathleen Schafer, ‘81 Professional Achievement – Dan Wall, ’08 LEMBA Community Service – Chach Duarte White, ’00 JD Outstanding Recent Alumna – Gretchenrae Campera, ‘08

April 29, 2019

Seattle U Men's Soccer Team and the crowd

Sport and the Environment

Seattle U's Brian McCullough is part of new Sport Ecology Group.

April 22, 2019

The audience at Crosscut Festival

Big Issues and Bold Ideas

Crosscut Festival returns to Seattle U campus.

April 10, 2019

Mathew Isaac, PhD

The Thinking Behind Consumer Behavior

In a project for Microsoft in which he collaborated with Northwestern University and marketing agency Performics, Mathew Isaac (Albers) helped develop a way to evaluate how close consumers were to making a purchase based on the keywords they entered into a search engine.

April 8, 2019

Benes Aldana

The Unending Fight for Justice

Alumnus leading change as president of The National Judicial College.

March 29, 2019

Seattle U Admin Building

McGoldrick Fellowship

Professor Paulette Kidder is named 2019-2020 recipient of prestigious fellowship.

March 26, 2019

Serena Cosgrove, Father Chepe, Father Sosa, and members of the UCA Cabinet

In Solidarity with UCA

Professor Serena Cosgrove visits sister Jesuit school in Nicaragua.

March 13, 2019

Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J. with four students

President Sundborg Named 2019 Seattle-King County First Citizen

Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., will be celebrated as the 81st recipient of the prestigious Seattle-King County First Citizen Award at a civic banquet on May 23.

March 12, 2019

Stephen Sundborg, President of Seattle University.

LMU Lawsuit

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., expresses full support for Provost.  

March 11, 2019

Seattle skyline

What Matters Most

Ridgway Scholar Belen Mesele, '22, is increasing health literacy among Seattle’s Ethiopian community.

February 27, 2019

Seattle University campus

Remembering André Yandl

Longtime mathematics professor passes away.

February 25, 2019

Seattle U basketball player engaging with elementary school students

Partners in Progress

Center for Community Engagement marks 15th anniversary with many milestones.

January 23, 2019

Nancy Mariano, '18

Building a Better Future

First-generation students find support, community at Seattle U.

January 1, 2019

Sullivan Hall Law School

A Lasting Legacy

School of Law remembers former Dean Fredric Tausend

December 21, 2018

Tyler Daniels on the “Wheel of Fortune”

Fortunate Experience

Civil engineering graduate takes his dream for a spin.

December 19, 2018

Lemieux Library

Democratic Policing

Criminal Justice receives major grant

December 14, 2018

School of Law professor Brooke Coleman hosting Red Talks

Red Talks Launches

Brooke Coleman delivers inaugural talk on diversity and inclusion.

December 11, 2018

Seattle U Ethics Bowl Team

Ethics Bowl team qualifies for national competition

The Seattle University Ethics Bowl team has qualified for the national Ethics Bowl competition for the second year in a row.

December 7, 2018

Sullivan Hall School of Law in the Spring

"A Vehicle for Health Promotion"

Law student's novella promotes suicide prevention.

December 4, 2018

SU College of Science and Engineering Building

Technology for Biodiversity

Alumna Sara Beery is making a difference with her research.

December 4, 2018

Book covers and their authors

New Books from Criminal Justice Faculty

Several faculty from Criminal Justice have new books out.

November 28, 2018

Flowers in the Chapel Reflection Pool

Remembering Raven Lidman

Professor emerita of law was a champion for the marginalized and voiceless.

November 14, 2018

Provost Shane Martin

Q&A with the Provost

Get to know SU’s academic leader.

November 7, 2018

Kent Koth and Erica Yamamura

Lessons from the Forefront

Erica Yamamura and Kent Koth coauthor a new book on successful strategies for community engagement.

October 29, 2018

Peter Lee, ’64

True Trailblazer

Peter Lee, ’64, brought iconic American brand to China

October 16, 2018

Connor Wesley, '14, is creating safer health care settings for the LGBTQ community.

Inclusivity in Action

University and alumni activate change from the classroom to the boardroom.

October 13, 2018

Seattle University, School of Law, Sullivan Hall

"An Outsider's View from the Inside"

Ron Slye shares his experience on Kenyan commission in new book.

October 11, 2018

Albers School of Business & Economics

Remembering John Harding

Emeritus professor in Albers was committed to his students and those in need.

October 10, 2018

Autumn Leaves

Chosen to Lead

Governor appoints SU alumna to lead CAPAA.

October 10, 2018

Father Pat Howell greets students in this photo from the Baccalaureate Mass in 2013

Favorite Stars in a Galaxy of Love

Father Pat Howell eulogizes professor emeritus Gary Chamberlain.

September 24, 2018

Autumn along the upper mall

New Colleagues

The university welcomed more than 100 new faculty and staff for 2018-2019 academic year.

September 24, 2018

Seattle University School of Law

Justice Brennan Was Right

Law Professor Robert Chang discusses state constitutions and individual rights.

September 18, 2018

Steve and Tricia Trainer

A Life of Service

Steve and Tricia Trainer, ’02 MDiv, are this year’s St. Ignatius Medal recipients

August 23, 2018

Henry Louie

An Electrifying Read

College of Science and Engineering Professor Henry Louie’s new textbook provides invaluable information for those working to power developing countries.

August 16, 2018

Seattle U Choir performing

Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom named Director of Choral and Vocal Activities

Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom is Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Seattle University, where she oversees the voice program, conducts choirs, and teaches conducting.

August 7, 2018

Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen and Patrick Howell, S.J.

An Iconic Church Leader and Seattle U

The university had a great friend in Archbishop Hunthausen.

July 27, 2018

Won Kidane

Justice through a Cultural Lens

Faculty Spotlight featuring Won Kidane, School of Law.

July 13, 2018

Madlyn Murrey

‘Leading with Heart’

Nursing alumna brings unique perspective to role at Seattle Children’s hospital.

July 13, 2018

Seattle U Men's Basketball Team

Men's Basketball Honored for Academics

Men's basketball was among the teams honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) at the sixth annual Team Academic Excellence Awards.

July 11, 2018

2018 SUSI Scholars represent 18 countries

Seattle University welcomes 18 scholars and educators from 18 different countries for four weeks of academic residency and two weeks of study tour for the 2018 Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on Contemporary American Literature.

July 5, 2018

Lemieux Library

Student Scholars

Library dean announces inaugural recipients of Undergraduate Research Prize.

July 5, 2018

Dr. Sonora Jha

Spectator Staff and Dr. Sonora Jha Receive Awards

Professor Sonora Jha, PhD, associate dean for academic community and faculty adviser of The Spectator, was named the Journalism Educator of the Year. 

June 18, 2018

SU College of Arts and Sciences Building

Inaugural Chair

Sarah Shultz is appointed the first chair of Arts and Sciences' Kinesiology Department.

June 15, 2018

Fr. Steve Sundborg, president of Seattle University

Q&A with Father Steve

SU's president reflects on a fulfilling and challenging academic year.

June 11, 2018

PNB soloist Leta Biasucci (center) with company dancers in Coppélia, choreographed by Alexandra Danilova and George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Angela Sterling.

Ballerina Graduate

Leta Biasucci joined the Pacific Northwest Ballet as a company member in 2011, at the same time Seattle U was implementing their specialized Arts Leadership program through the partnership the school has with PNB.

June 8, 2018

SU Garrand building in the Spring

Recognizing Excellence

Exemplary faculty and staff colleagues are honored at SU's annual appreciation event.

June 6, 2018

Andrew (Drew) Herdener and Maureen Brotherton

Two Alumni Join University Board of Trustees

Maureen Brotherton, ’96 MNPL, and Andrew (Drew) Herdener, ’01, have been appointed to the university’s Board of Trustees to serve four-year terms.

May 23, 2018

Seattle University

Five Redhawks Awarded Fulbrights

Three recent Seattle University graduates and two current undergraduate students have been awarded prestigious 2018-2019 Fulbright Grants to study, research and work abroad. This is the second time since 2016-17 that five Seattle U students have earned Fulbright Grants in a single year, making the university among the nation's top producers of Fulbrights.

May 22, 2018

Red Night Out Awards Ceremony

Student Awards

Excellence, exemplary leadership and service was recognized at Red Night Out.

May 18, 2018

Father Steve Sundborg, president of Seattle University

Distinguished Leadership

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., honored by the University of Portland.

May 10, 2018

a student conducting research in a lab

Student Scholarship Surges

Undergraduate research will be spotlighted in forthcoming edition of SUURJ.

May 3, 2018

Aerica Shimizu Banks

Paving the Way

Google’s Aerica Shimizu Banks, ’10, is helping guide women entrepreneurs.

April 18, 2018

Joy Sherman directing the choir

Swan Song

Retirement means new adventures for beloved choirs director Joy Sherman.

April 18, 2018

Seattle U Lemieux Library

McGoldrick Fellow

Christina Roberts will receive the most prestigious award conferred upon an SU faculty member.

April 12, 2018

Seattle U Lemieux Library

National Recognition

The American Library Association will present an award to SU's library dean.

April 9, 2018

Seattle U Campus in the Fall

Promotions and Tenure

Interim Provost Bob Dullea announces faculty members who are receiving tenure or being promoted.

April 9, 2018

Computer Science and Software Engineering Professor Mike Koenig works with a combined graduate and undergraduate team of Computer Science students on a summer project.

Latest U.S. News Rankings Cap a Strong Year in Academic Recognition

With four business and law programs in the Top 20 nationally leading the way, several Seattle University graduate degree programs were recognized in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings released earlier this week.The rankings continue a trend of high marks for great teaching and student outcomes at the university.

March 22, 2018

Debbie Black visiting the VAMOS! Children's Project in Cuernavaca

Transformational Journey

Staff person shares her experiences and takeaways from a recent immersion trip to Mexico.

March 13, 2018

Hilary Flanagan

New Leader for Career Services

Hilary Flanagan begins April 1 as SU's executive director of Career Services.

March 12, 2018

The audience at a Town Hall

An Urgent Conversation on Guns

The forum will be held at SU with Criminal Justice Chair Jackie Helfgott participating.

March 12, 2018

Dean Sarah Barbara Watstein

Meet New Library Dean

Sarah Barbara Watstein’s professional life could have ended up much differently. Watstein, the new Dean of the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, chose library management and information studies over law school.

March 1, 2018

Seattle U Lemieux Library

Questioning "I Can Do It Again"

The visiting LeRoux Chair will deliver a public lecture on Feb. 27.

February 23, 2018

Jim and Jan Dwyer

Awesome Awardees

The 2018 Alumni Award recipients represent the best of SU.

February 15, 2018

Seattle U Nursing Students performing mock procedures

National Leadership

SU’s nursing dean is elected to a key post for future of nursing education.

February 7, 2018

Seattle U Sullivan Hall building exterior

From Paralympics to Law School

A former competitive rower's new goal is to earn a law degree.

January 29, 2018

 Natalie McCarthy

Former Competitive Rower's New Goal: A Law Degree

Twenty years after brain cancer surgery damaged her optic nerve and left her without sight at age 10, Natalie McCarthy hasn't stopped setting goals for herself and achieving them. First, a biology degree from Pacific Lutheran University. Then, competing internationally as a world-class rower. Her latest goal: law school.

January 29, 2018

Seattle University’s Performing Arts and Arts Leadership have earned recognition for the theater program and music faculty member Dr. Quinton Morris.

Performing Arts Tops the Charts

OnStage Blog and Musical America Worldwide recognize Seattle University's theater program and music faculty member Dr. Quinton Morris, respectively.

January 23, 2018

Picture of a painting in progress of Pope Francis entitled “Under His Mercy” by Paul Mullally

Paul Mullally, '71, Honored to Paint Portrait of Pope Francis

Renowned painter and Seattle U alumnus Paul Mullally beamed as he described the moment that his daughters, Annelise, 9, and Ise, 7, approached the altar to receive their First Communion from Pope Francis in October 2017. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity was a remarkable capstone to an already extraordinary event, the unveiling of Paul’s portrait of the Pope.

January 18, 2018

students studying at the Quad in the Spring

Poet Laureate

Washington's top poet Claudia Castro Luna is teaching in MRC this quarter.

January 17, 2018

Seattle U Campus in the Spring

New Face

SU welcomes double alumnus Jonathan Brown as the head of the Alumni Association.

January 16, 2018

Drew Herdener

Global Communicator

Alumnus Drew Herdener, '01, is making a difference at Amazon.

January 16, 2018

Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.

President Earns Leadership Award

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., recognized by CASE for leadership in higher education.

January 8, 2018

Nhi Pham in Haiti

Bringing Smiles to the World

Nhi Pham, ’95, makes community at home and abroad better through humanitarian work.

December 8, 2017

Shane Martin

New Provost a Tested and Proven Leader

Shane Martin, PhD, of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, is selected as Seattle U's new provost.

November 28, 2017

tulip magnolia blossoms in front of Garrand

A New Approach

A political science instructor shares lessons he learned from teaching his first fully online course.

November 20, 2017

a pile of broken furniture in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria

Responding to the Call

Nursing professor Diane Switzer travels to Puerto Rico to help care for victims of Hurricane Maria.

November 13, 2017

Student Body President Pa Ousman

Empowered Leadership

Get to know Student Body President Pa Ousman.

November 13, 2017

Professor Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD

Theology Of Nonviolence

Professor Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD, is a member of an international roundtable hoping to influence the Pope's next Catholic teaching.

October 25, 2017

Darlene Peters and her daughter Hilary Edwards

Vision for the Future

Mother-daughter team give back to their tribe, community in impactful ways.

October 25, 2017

students stroll on the upper deck of Lemieux Library at dusk

Prestigious Recognition

SU alumnus John Hopcroft receives an award from National Academy of Engineering.

October 17, 2017

Math Professor Brian Fischer

How Do Our Brains Know Where A Sound Comes From?

Math professor Brian Fischer and students will tackle statistical analysis and mathematical modeling.

October 9, 2017

campus tree with leaves illuminated by sunlight

20 Years!

SU's president marks a momentous milestone.

September 26, 2017

a group of students talk and sit in a circle in the Lemieux Library plaza

Making a Difference

The Costco Scholarship Breakfast raises record support for deserving students.

September 26, 2017

The Casey Building

Professors Awarded NFS Grant

The National Science Foundation awarded a grant to Dr. Tanya Hayes and Dr. Felipe Murtinho for a new project, "RUI: What happens when payments stop? Collective resource management under the rise and fall of payment for environmental services.”

September 20, 2017

Anna Constant

Nourishment For The Soul

Anna Constant, '10 MPA, is helping Feed America.

September 18, 2017

Serena Williams and Nick McCarvel

(Career) Game, Set, Match

Sports journalist Nick McCarvel, '08, is making a name for himself in the tennis world.

September 18, 2017

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

Welcome!

Many new colleagues have joined our ranks for the 2017-2018 academic year.

September 18, 2017

Summer Postcards

More than 70 faculty and staff sent in photos of their summer adventures. Here's the slideshow that was played at the Sept. 15 President's Welcome.

September 18, 2017

Dr. Onur Bakiner

Onur Bakiner, PhD, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Receives Best Book Award

Onur Bakiner, PhD, Assistant Professor in Political Science, has received the Best Book Award from the Human Rights section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) for Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy. 

August 31, 2017

Rosa Joshi

2017 Gregory Awards for Theatre Feature Seattle U Connections

Congratulations to Seattle U Theatre Professor Rosa Joshi for her Gregory Awards nomination for Outstanding Director

August 22, 2017

Dr. Steven Klee

Seattle University Math Professor Receives National Teaching Award

Steven Klee, PhD, was named a recipient of a prestigious 2017 Henry L. Alder Award from the Mathematical Association of America

July 26, 2017

University Services Building

MSAL Alum's Company Among “100 Best Companies to Work for”

Volt Athletics Inc., cofounded and lead by CEO Dan Guiliani, MSAL ‘10, was named to Seattle Business Magazine’s 2017 “100 Best Companies to Work For” in Washington State.

June 26, 2017

a student accepting an award at Red Night Out

Stellar Students

Recipients of the 2017 student awards were announced at Red Night Out.

June 7, 2017

Father Steve in office

Q&A with Father Steve: 2016-2017

President holds forth on a wide range of subjects, including Seattle U, faith, lighthouses and licorice.

June 7, 2017

Dale Watanabe receiving the Exemplary Staff Award

Exemplary Colleagues

Faculty and staff receive special recognition at 2017 appreciation event.

May 31, 2017

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

Provost's Faculty Awards

Jennifer Loertscher and Quinton Morris receive prestigious awards

May 23, 2017

Steve Jenkins

How to Persevere: the Amazing Story of Criminal Justice Graduate Steve Jenkins

15-year journey to a degree included medical challenges: Cystic fibrosis, two lung transplants and cancer

May 23, 2017

Seattle University alumni in Jakarta, Indonesia

Dean's Blog: Journey to Jakarta

Joe Phillips of Albers shares details of his recent trip to Indonesia.

May 19, 2017

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

Bannan Scholars

The 2017-2018 Bannan Scholars were announced by Interim Provost Bob Dullea today.

May 18, 2017

David Bley

Future of Community Engagement

David Bley, ’80, is reflecting on what drew him to public service and philanthropy nearly four decades ago. “All human beings are a product of their time, place and family."

May 17, 2017

Seattle University Law Professor Thomas Antkowiak

Human Rights Crusader

School of Law Professor directs the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) that is helping to shape the next generation of legal advocates.

May 17, 2017

Rebecca Okelo

Care for a More Humane World

Then a Seattle University nursing student, Rebecca Okelo, ’07 BSN, ’15 LEMBA, was forever changed by a junior year service trip to Ghana where she witnessed advanced-stage AIDS patients being denied routine medical care.

May 17, 2017

Dr. Charles M. Tung, Director of the Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars (SUSI) on Contemporary American Literature

Seattle University to Host Program on American Literature for International Scholars

This summer, Seattle University will host the Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars (SUSI) on Contemporary American Literature, a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

May 16, 2017

students studying outside Lemieux Library on a sunny Spring day

Naef Scholars

Seattle University announces the 2017-2018 student recipients.

May 15, 2017

Seattle University Admissions Building

Spotlighting Student Scholarship

Undergraduate students write new chapter with inaugural research journal

May 11, 2017

Hunthausen Hall home to the McGoldrick Collegium

David Leigh, SJ, Receives 2017-2018 McGoldrick Fellowship

Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg, SJ, announced today that David Leigh, S.J., professor of English, is the 2017-2018 recipient of the McGoldrick Fellowship. Named for Father James McGoldrick, a beloved Seattle University Jesuit, the fellowship recognizes an extraordinary faculty member who embodies the mission and values of our institution.

May 5, 2017

yellow flowers on a tree with students walking through campus in the background

Tenure and Promotion

Interim Provost announced the faculty who are receiving tenure or being promoted.

May 1, 2017

Ready to build bridges

April 26, 2017

Fadi Aboulesaad, S.J., a student in the School of Theology and Ministry’s Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership program, was ordained into the Order of the Diaconate in April.

Seattle U President Stephen Sundborg

Backbone of Financial Aid

SU's president joins other education leaders in asking legislature to fully fund State Need Grant.

April 17, 2017

Artist rendering of Synalpheus pinkfloydi

Another Shrimp in the Wall: Newly Discovered Pistol Shrimp With Bright Pink Claw Is Named After Pink Floyd

Seattle U biology professor Kristin Hultgren and colleagues in the UK named their find Synalpheus pinkfloydi - a strikingly bright pink-clawed species of pistol shrimp - in recognition of the discoverers’ favorite rock band – Pink Floyd.

April 12, 2017

Dr. Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs

Gutiérrez Y Muhs Publishes New Books

Professor Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD recently published two new books. She edited Word Images: New Perspectives on Canícula and Other Works by Norma Elia Cantú, a collection of critical essays highlighting Cantú's contribution as a folklorist, writer, scholar, critic and teacher. The Runaway Poems, A Manual of Love, a collection of her own poetry, was published recently as well.

April 6, 2017

Harmony Arnold

Arnold Designs Costumes for Stage and Film

Harmony Arnold, MFA, Associate Professor, Performing Arts & Arts Leadership recently designed costumes for Murder for Two, the latest collaboration between The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Theatre.

April 3, 2017

Library Dean Sarah Watstein

New Dean of Lemieux Library Named

Sarah Barbara Watstein, university librarian and university accreditation coordinator at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has been named the new dean of the Lemieux Library.

April 3, 2017

Seattle University Fountain in the Quad

SU Historians Awarded Fulbright Grants

Kasey Deems and Dr. Julie Weiskopf have received Fulbright awards.

March 30, 2017

Dr. Quinton Morris and a student

Dr. Quinton Morris Selected for Seattle Arts Commission

Dr. Quinton Morris is a concert violinist, educator, entrepreneur, filmmaker and founder of The Young Eight String Octet, comprised of distinguished African American string players from the nation’s most prestigious music schools.

March 29, 2017

Jim Hayford

Named Men’s Basketball Named

Jim Hayford comes to Seattle U from Eastern Washington University where he spent the last six years at the helm of the Eagles’ program.

March 29, 2017

Seam McDowell

Revisionary Tale

Sean McDowell shares experience of SU revising its Honors Program

March 28, 2017

Tsehay Abebe

Research Rock Star

When Tsehay Abebe, ’13, arrived in Seattle at the age of 17, it was the first time she been outside of her hometown in Ethiopia.

March 17, 2017

Father Eric Watson, Associate Professor of Chemistry

A Jesuit Priest Walks Into a Chemistry Classroom . . . As the Professor

Faculty profile: Eric Watson, S.J.

March 2, 2017

the fountain at the Quad with Fall trees in the background

Five More Years

SU's trustees vote to reappoint Father Steve to a fifth five-year term and strengthen the university's SRI efforts

March 1, 2017

Looking out through the windows of the administration building toward the chapel

Adjunct & Author

Telecom veteran and cyber spy novelist Alan Johnston brings real world experience to readers and students

February 27, 2017

Ally Kennedy

2017 Alumni Award Winners Announced

Seattle University announced the 2017 Alumni Award winners today who span graduation dates between 1961 and 2008 and encompass a wide range of service work to the university and the greater community.

February 15, 2017

Finance Professor Jot Yau, PhD

Real-World Business

The career of Finance Professor Jot Yau, PhD, CFA reflects a knack for reading global financial market trends.

January 31, 2017

yellow flowers on a tree with students walking through campus in the background

Educator of the Year

Becky Cobb of the School of Theology and Ministry receives Educator of the Year award

January 27, 2017

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

Excellence in Research

Mary Alberg receives a new research award presented by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

November 22, 2016

a closeup of thin taper beeswax candles inside the St. Ignatius chapel

New Leader

Father Arturo Sosa was elected Superior General of the Jesuits at General Congregation 36 earlier this month in Rome.

October 24, 2016

Garrand Building in the Spring

Quite the Family Legacy

Sinead Thornhill is the 25th member of her family to attend Seattle U

October 24, 2016

Chapel of St. Ignatius in the Spring

The Catholic Church and Sport

Patrick Kelly, S.J., participates in a worldwide gathering hosted by the Vatican

October 12, 2016

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

New Faces

Nearly 100 new faculty and staff joined SU in time for 2016-2017

October 11, 2016

attendees mingle in the lobby of Bannan building for Science and Engineering

Dancer, Engineer, Mathematician

SU senior Sara Beery has received a prestigious NSF fellowship.

June 8, 2016

SU President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

Presidential Ponderings

Father Steve gamely fields questions on Seattle University and a variety of other topics.

June 8, 2016

Lemieux Library at dawn

Mirroring the Mission

Diane Schmitz and Byron Lynch are being honored with exemplary staff awards.

May 25, 2016

Roshanak Roshandel standing in front of the Engineering Building

Narrowing the Gap

Roshanak Roshandel is first woman chair of Computer Science and Software Engineering

May 10, 2016

Students studying on the grass outside Lemieux Library

New High-water Mark

A record number of SU students receive Fulbrights for 2016-2017.

April 27, 2016

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

How Women Decide

New book by Therese Huston looks at gender differences, similarities in problem-solving.

April 25, 2016

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

Deeply Committed

This year’s Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign co-chairs live and breathe Seattle U.

April 12, 2016

Dan Dombrowski

Teacher-Scholar Personified

2016-2017 McGoldrick Fellow Dan Dombrowski sits down with The Commons

March 30, 2016

Bannan building

Kudos!

A staff member takes time to reflect on what makes her colleagues so special.

March 15, 2016

a group of students talk and sit in a circle in the Lemieux Library plaza

Shining Bright

SU is again a top producer of students receiving Fulbright awards.

March 1, 2016

Bryan Adamson

Highly Regarded

Law school's Bryan Adamson receives prestigious national award.

February 3, 2016

students stroll on the upper deck of Lemieux Library at dusk

Moonlighting for the Last Sunset

Luke Green and friends develop a sci-fi card game now in stores.

January 19, 2016

warm glow of the Student Center cafeteria and library at dusk

Demystifying the Faculty Developer

Study coauthored by David Green provides the fullest picture to date.

December 8, 2015

Ariel view of campus on a sunny winter day

Hall of Fame

Athletics announces 2016 inductees.

December 8, 2015

the South Lake Union waterfront from Gas Works park

Honoring a True Person for Others

Longtime SU supporter and advocate Anne Farrell is this year's Ignatius Medal recipient.

October 26, 2015

a closeup of thin taper beeswax candles inside the St. Ignatius chapel

Religion and Politics

Professor Dan Dombrowski addresses European Parliament on a volatile, vexing issue.

October 26, 2015

Austin Lively running a home run

Just for Sport?

New book edited by Patrick Kelly, S.J., is a critical examination of youth sports in the U.S. 

October 26, 2015

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

Excellence by Design

Computer Science and Software Engineering Professor Adair Dingle has won an Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award.

October 13, 2015

the front of Lemieux Library on a sunny day

Good Theater

Albers professor Meena Rishi is the first South Asian woman to be nominated for a Gregory Award.

October 13, 2015

students walk through campus on a rainy day

Reflective Leadership

SGSU President Mallory Barnes-Ohlson is drawing on Jesuit principles to improve the student experience.

October 13, 2015

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

Welcome, Newcomers!

SU welcomes nearly 120 new faculty and staff for 2015-2016 academic year.

September 28, 2015

Outside of Bannan and Engineering Building on a Spring evening

Invaluable Experience

SU student Alaina Bever participates in a prestigious scholars program.

August 18, 2015

the fountain at the Quad with Fall trees in the background

“You Shall Always be in My Heart”

Father Sullivan's enduring love for SU was evident in his final commencement speech as president.

July 13, 2015

a member of SU Men's Golf watching the ball after a stroke

Ambassador for the Game

Alumna Shon Crewe brings a fresh voice to an age-old sport.

June 9, 2015

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

Q&A with the President

The Commons caught up with President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

June 9, 2015

looking upwards at the entrance to the Administration building and colorful fall trees

Honoring in Memory

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., announced that Michael Silver will posthumously be awarded the James B. McGoldrick, S.J., Fellowship.

May 18, 2015

Lemieux Library and Plaza at dusk

More Fulbrights

Three SU professors receive prestigious awards for international work.

May 5, 2015

St. Ignatius fountain in the afternoon shaded quad

A Life of Adventures and … Llamas

Larry Hubbell has taken an interesting journey to SU’s Institute of Public Service.

May 4, 2015

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

My Fluorescent God

SU alumnus Joe Guppy's book chronicles his struggle with mental illness.

April 21, 2015

students stroll on the upper deck of Lemieux Library at dusk

Truman Scholar!

Junior Olivia Smith is the recipient of a prestigious academic award.

April 21, 2015

Ariel view of campus on a sunny winter day

At Home

The School of Theology and Ministry is set to graduate its first Muslim student.

April 7, 2015

Pigott building atrium filled with event attendees

Three Decades of Distinction

Past and present Alumni Awards winners will be fêted on April 18.

April 7, 2015

campus walkway in front of the Bannan Science and Engineering building

Celebratory News

Tenure and promotions for faculty have been announced for next academic year.

March 25, 2015

Exterior of Lemieux Library on a bright, sunny day

Part of the Solution

Nursing Dean Kristen Swanson is appointed to a key national leadership post.

February 23, 2015

Students talking and walking through campus

Top of the List

SU is among the nation's top producers of Fulbright scholars and students.

February 23, 2015

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J. in the Lemieux Library

Forty Five Minutes with Francis

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., recounts the unusual chain of events that placed him in the company of the leader of the Catholic Church.

November 13, 2014

Eric Sype leaning on a large tree

Natural Leader

Student Government President Eric Sype's leadership skills surfaced at an early age.

October 13, 2014

closeup of the unique Lemieux Library windows

Failing the Trapeze

Susan Meyers' award-winning debut novel depicts circus life.

September 16, 2014

students soak in the sun on the benches of St. Ignatius chapel and the Reflecting Pool

Q&A with Tammy Liddell

The new director of Campus Ministry is finding SU a familiar yet distinctive place.

August 19, 2014

Albers School Pigott Building

Parting Words

A retiring Albers professor looks back on an illustrious career that spanned 47 years.

July 8, 2014

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

Catching up with Ryan Sawyer

SU's second Rhodes Scholar talks about his time at the university and life since graduating.

July 8, 2014

exterior view of the Casey building atrium

Looking Back

Retiring faculty member Bill Taylor reflects on 60-plus years at SU.

June 16, 2014

Mass of the Holy Spirit 2013

Presidential Perspective

Father Sundborg reflects on the soon-to-be-concluded academic year, and more…much more.

June 3, 2014

bright red and white SU umbrella on a rainy day

Accolades Add Up

Controller's Office staff members Mark Schoen and Jonathan Seeber will receive this year's staff awards.

May 20, 2014

a group of students sitting in a circle on the lawn in front of the Student Center

Turning a Challenge into a Gift

SU student Maia Schumacher receives a national award for overcoming obstacles.

May 6, 2014

students at the quad and fountain in the spring

Farewell, Mark Burnett

Mark Burnett is leaving SU this month after three and a half decades of service to the university.

May 6, 2014

closeup of pink and red flowers on campus

Celebrating SU's Best

Six remarkable individuals will be honored with alumni awards next week.

April 8, 2014

students walk through campus on a rainy day

Walking the Talk

Nursing professor Karen Cowgill incorporates a treadmill into her workspace.

March 24, 2014

view of the fountain and campus quad

"A Life of Kindness and Care"

SU legend Ed O'Brien is remembered by the president.

March 6, 2014

Lemieux Library and Plaza at dusk

Modeling the Mission

2014 McGoldrick Fellow Paul Holland reflects on the journey that brought him to SU.

February 11, 2014

birds eye view of a bright red patio umbrella that reads SU Summer

Summer Fellowships

Fifteen Seattle University faculty prepare to take their scholarship to the next level.

January 28, 2014

volume controls for SU's student radio station KSUB

Hey Mr. DJ

University Librarian John Popko moonlights as KSUB disc jockey.

January 13, 2014

students reading and talking on the grass next to Sullivan Law School

I Am the Future of… Politics

Eric Chalmers, president of Student Government at Seattle University, is ready for a career in politics.

November 13, 2013

west exterior of St. Ignatius chapel features  a Roman ocher paint finish and modern stained glass windows

Q&A with Fr. Tom Lucas

The new rector of SU's Jesuit community sits down for a conversation with The Commons.

November 10, 2013

a student working on their laptop

Onward, Online

Rick Fehrenbacher talks about what’s already underway and up ahead for continuing, online and professional education at Seattle University.

November 4, 2013

campus tree with leaves illuminated by sunlight

Saving a Life

2010 graduate Megan McIsaac donates bone marrow for a young boy.

October 21, 2013

view of the fountain and campus quad

The SU Brand

Scott McClellan, vice president for university communications, talks about SU’s brand initiative.

September 25, 2013

7 nursing students practicing in a nursing lab

Prestigious Award

Steven Palazzo of the College of Nursing receives a highly competitive grant.

September 23, 2013

front exterior of Lemieux Library on a sunny afternoon

Well Read

Kerry Keller-Ash of the Budget Office is about to complete a quest to read 100 classics.

September 10, 2013

a red painted steel sculpture by Calder - a Seattle icon on the waterfront on a grey day

Deconstructing Terror

SU alumnus contributes significantly to the study of terrorism.

August 12, 2013

Father Steve 2012-2013

Q&A with Father Steve: 2012-2013

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., fields a variety of questions on the soon-to-be-completed academic year.

June 4, 2013

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