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SU Difference

Sinegal Center is the New Heart of Campus

The Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation is a state-of-the-art facility that represents the future of STEM education at Seattle University. It's also a convener welcoming students, faculty and staff together with neighborhood partners, industry thought-leaders and the community-at-large. In addition to the labs, classroom and study rooms and nooks, the center is home to student-run radio station KXSU and the Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J. Center for Community Engagement.

Listen and learn
Impact through intentional action
Fail forward
Transform together
Professor Wan Bae stands outside the new Sinegal Center on campus.

The Joy of Learning

In the classroom, Computer Science Associate Professor Wan Bae provides students a balance of theoretical concepts, problem solving and soft skills that translate into solutions for real-world problems. “I show students the connection between theoretical concepts and their applications and have them feel the joy in learning computer science by applying the theory to solving real-world problems.”

College of Nursing Assistant Professor Kumhee Ro sits inside a library room lined with books.

Building Equity and Inclusion in Health Care

Social justice and equity in health care are at the center of the work of College of Nursing Assistant Professor Kumhee Ro, RN, DNP, ARNP. In the classroom, her teachings not only prepare students for careers in health care but also “enriches my own learning and helps me become a better educator and a clinician,” says Ro. “…We use technology and collaboration to influence and inspire our students to make a broader impact in our communities.”

Marrakech Maxwell, ’22, poses for a portrait with her dog in her arms, inside the new Sinegal Center building.

Learning While Leading

With a passion for advocacy and community building, Marrakech Maxwell, ’22, is a natural in her role as Seattle University’s Student Body President. The Public Affairs and Environmental Studies major was part of the inauguration of President Eduardo Peñalver, an experience she calls “an incredible honor.”

“Words can’t quite put together the feelings I had that day, the support and love that I felt from my community and how spectacular it was to be able to welcome President Peñalver.”

IPI Director Christina Roberts on stage at a dinner hosting the tribes of Western Washington and honoring the work of Father Pat with the tribes.

Activating Collaboration and Connection

The Indigenous Peoples Institute (IPI) supports Native American student success at Seattle University and raises awareness about issues of critical importance to local and global Indigenous peoples. “As SU repositions for growth in the region, I hope that IPI and its connections with community partners, American Indian and Alaska Native alumni, Urban Native peoples and tribal nations in the area will enhance how SU approaches modernization and development,” says IPI Director Christina Roberts.