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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 opinion 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

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