People of SU

Getting oriented

July 18, 2019

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

Story mentions that Seattle U students desgined 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.

June 12, 2019

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

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

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

Back to top