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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

Google Will Stop Making Employees Waive Class Action Rights

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg

February 21, 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

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

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

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

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