People of SU

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

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

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