People of SU

Why the Catholic Church cares about sports

Written by Patrick Kelly, SJ, PhD, a member of the Seattle U Jesuit community and associate professor of theology and religious studies.

America magazine

June 7, 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

2018’s Best Large Cities to Start a Business

Story includes sidebar Q&A with Assoc. Prof. of Management Colette Hoption in the SU Albers School of Busness and Economics.

WalletHub

April 30, 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

Otter Poop Helps Scientists Track Pollution at a Superfund Site

Story includes an interview with Kristin Hultgren, PhD, assistant professor of biology.

Scientific American

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

A Great New Accidental Renaissance

Op-ed columnist Tim Egan attended Seattle U's Search for Meaning Festival.

The New York Times

March 3, 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

Threats of violent Islamist and far-right extremism: What does the research say?

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice William Parkin and colleagues examine the impact of terrorist acts committed by Islamic and far-right extremists on the American public and on anti-terrorism policy.

The Conversation

February 21, 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

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