I am writing on behalf and as part of a campus community committed to diversity, inclusion and being welcoming and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. It is especially important to reaffirm these core values for our international students and community members in light of yesterday’s Supreme Court decision and recent immigration policies separating families.
Jun 27, 2018
You likely have heard that the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games are coming to Seattle July 1-6 and that our university will serve as a venue for many of the events. Seattle University is honored and thrilled to assist in hosting the 50th anniversary of the Games.
Jun 22, 2018
This past year ushered in a heightened focus nationally and globally on sexual harassment, abuse and assault. It is an issue of critical importance to Seattle University and all of us as students, faculty and staff. The increased attention has led to conversations across campus about how we are facing these issues and have been acting to address them. They are important conversations for all of us to engage in openly, honestly and critically.
Jun 12, 2018
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Christina Roberts, associate professor of English, is the recipient of the 2018-2019 James B. McGoldrick, S.J., Fellowship. Named for a legendary Jesuit who devoted a half-century of his life to Seattle University, the fellowship recognizes an extraordinary faculty member who embodies the mission and values of our institution.
Apr 3, 2018
As we continue to mourn the victims of last month’s tragic shooting in Parkland, Fla., and all whose lives have been taken or changed by school shootings and gun violence, I want to share with you two messages: 1) an open letter written by Michael Sheeran, S.J., president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, to President Trump and members of Congress; and 2) a message included below from Student Government of Seattle University President Pa Ousman Jobe, which he sent to undergraduate students and is now being shared with the entire campus community at his request.
Mar 7, 2018
Over the holiday break, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) formally disclaimed any interest in further representing our non-tenure-track and part-time faculty. In response to this formal disclaimer, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) revoked the SEIU’s certification as the collective-bargaining representative. Finally, on Friday, January 5, the NLRB allowed the SEIU to withdraw its previously filed Unfair Labor Practice charge and dismissed its Unfair Labor Practice complaint against the university. With that, the four-year-old legal dispute between the SEIU and the university is now finished.
Jan 8, 2018
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Shane Martin, PhD, as Provost of Seattle University. Currently serving as dean of both the School of Education and Graduate Studies at our sister Jesuit institution Loyola Marymount University (LMU), Shane brings extraordinary experience in higher education, a lifelong commitment to Jesuit values and a vision for moving our university forward to meet the opportunities and challenges before us. He will join Seattle University on June 18.
Nov 28, 2017