Mission Day has been an annual university commitment since 1999, when SU launched the “First Annual Day of Reflection on Our Mission.” It plays an essential role in the ongoing development and strengthening of our Jesuit Catholic mission, gathering an average of 700 faculty and staff colleagues for a half-day program, taking up such topics as the SU Youth Initiative, the relationship between faith and science, educating the whole person, global engagement, ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, and many other topics
As part of Mission Day 2018, we invited all present to anonymously list their Consolations, Desolations and Hopes for moving forward as a Seattle University community.
Our theme was Creating the Commons, Living the Tensions: Ignatian Tools for our Times, and assisting us with the dialogue was Jodi O’Brien, Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, Mark Hearn, Tyrone Brown, Marilyn Nash, Pat Twohy, S.J., and students Haleema Bharoocha, Gabe Narvaez and Braden Wild.
A special feature of this Mission Day was sharing part of the program with our students, who held their own Student Mission Day exploring the theme of “Common Ground” that same morning. At the close of their event, students joined us in Redhawk Center, shared some of the outcomes from their conversation, and then participated in a dialogue over lunch.
Honoring our Past to Inform our Future: Seattle University's Mission at 125
The Promise and Challenge of Racial Justice
Global Engagement and the Nicaragua Initiative
The Call to Environmental Justice and Sustainability at a Jesuit University
The Jesuit Mission at the Frontiers: Past and Present
The Faiths that Do Justice: Seattle University’s Mission and Interfaith Dialogue
A Fire that Ignites Other Fires: Igniting Wonder, Pursuing Justice
Seattle University and Our Neighborhood
Empowering Leaders for a Just and Humane World: A Dialogue
Integrated Jesuit Education/Strategic Directions: Implementing the Strategic Plan-Six Initiatives
Jesuit Education in a Broken World
The Arts and Jesuit Education
Educating the Whole Person - the Spiritual Dimension
The Developing World and Seattle University - What does our experience of the developing world as of Seattle University?
Award of Honorary degree to Corazon Aquino
Seattle University Gathering IV: Implementing Education for Justice
Seattle University Gathering III: Developing a community that Models and Educates for Justice
Seattle University Gathering III: Deepening our Commitment to Education for Justice
First Annual Mission Day of Reflection on Our Mission
Seattle University Gathering II: Exploring our Commitment to Justice Education
Seattle University Gathering I: Enhancing our University Mission for Service and Justice