Headshot of President Peñalver in front of Centennial Fountain.

A Year of Firsts

President Eduardo Peñalver's year in pictures, from inauguration to commencement, meeting alumni to engaging civic leaders.

July 17, 2022

Two students and two faculty members wearing protective lab coats and eyewear while reviewing research results in a lab.

Visiting Scholar Exchange Enhances SU Mission

Seattle University civil and environmental engineering faculty and students participate in visiting scholars exchange with Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia. 

July 26, 2022

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Annual Engaged Employer Symposium Returns In-Person

The Career Engagement Office will host a day of learning with colleagues committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and social justice. 

July 22, 2022

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Health Care Leadership

Legislators tour Seattle U’s Clinical Performance Lab. 

July 21, 2022

Photo of Eduardo Peñalver in the Center for Science and Innovation.

Forging New Paths, Building for the Future

Eduardo Peñalver looks back on his first year as president while looking ahead to the future of Seattle U. 

July 19, 2022

A building spire, clouds and and sky reflected in a puddle on a cobblestone street.

Recent Grads Receive Fulbright Grants

Seattle University celebrates members of the Class of ’22 selected as Fulbright grant recipients.

July 18, 2022

Interior image of a section of the Billodue Makerspace at Seattle University. View of sewing machines, spools of thread, a flat screen TV and a 3D printer.

Making the Makerspace

Lemieux Library expands its reach by providing spaces, equipment, tools and support for collaborative making. 

July 12, 2022

Headshot with text that reads: Jerron Low, JD, Vice President for Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer

Introducing the New Head of HR

Jerron Lowe, JD, currently at the University of Denver, brings a broad leadership background in higher education and the private sector.

July 8, 2022

Photo of Japan ambassador speaking at podium.

Ambassador of Japan to the U.S. Visits SU

Koji Tomita spoke on U.S.–Japan relations and the renewed focus on the Indo-Pacific region.

July 7, 2022

Congrats, SU Grads!

Seattle University held its first in-person commencement in three years at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, along with special graduation events on campus in the days leading up to June 12. Relive the festivities or share in the memories from Commencement weekend in this highlights video.

June 28, 2022

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Chapel of St. Ignatius Honored by American Institute of Architects

AIA bestows prestigious Twenty-five Year Award upon the chapel, praising its architectural design and timelessness. 

June 27, 2022

Poder Joven Rendering

Two Engineering Projects Receive $10,000 Awards from National Organization

The projects are making a difference in King County and Colombia.

June 23, 2022

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Lifetime Achievement

College of Nursing Dean Swanson to be honored with award recognizing her longstanding leadership in nursing education, research and patient care.

June 21, 2022

A group of grads in regalia, smiling, clapping and cheering excitedly inside Seattle's Climate Pledge Arena.

A Cause for Celebration

Seattle University held its first in-person commencement for the first time in three years at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena.

Graphic reads: "Happy Pride" with Seattle University logo on bottom right.

Celebrate Pride Month

Seattle University supports the LGBTQ+ community.

June 6, 2022

Photo of exterior of Sinegal Center.

The Sinegal Center is Golden

In addition to LEED Gold certification, the building’s grounds earns award for its landscape architecture. 

June 3, 2022

Image of students gathered during a recent fundraising event.

RedhawkTHON Year-End Celebration

Celebrating student-led philanthropy in support of Seattle Children’s Hospital.

June 2, 2022

Illustration with scienfic line drawings. Text reads: Projects Day 2022 / June 3 / Seattle University Campus. SeattleU College of Science and Engineering at the bottom right.

Innovation and Humanity on Display

Science and engineering students collaborate on projects with companies including Amazon, F5, Seattle City Light and more.

June 1, 2022

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Redhawks Reunite at Red Tie

Event is Athletics' largest single fundraiser of the year benefiting student-athletes. 

May 26, 2022

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Quadstock Rocks!

Live music and arts festival draws students back to a popular SU tradition.

May 25, 2022

Illustration of students walking up stairs.

Educational Persistence

Office connects students with resources that may help reverse challenges in continuing their schooling.

May 23, 2022

Amber Rodriguez-Munoz and Eva Rodriguez posing on campus in their graduation gowns.

Sibling Support Enhances Success

Graduating sisters share how their bond was strengthened at Seattle University.

May 20, 2022

Graphic image of logo for 2022 Quadstock.

Quadstock is Back!

Annual live music and arts festival returns to campus—and in person—after long hiatus.

May 16, 2022

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Mental Health Advocacy and Awareness

Throughout May, university clubs and programs are presenting events around mental health wellness, including ways to de-stress.

May 11, 2022

General shot of campus as part of Grad Appreciation Week.

Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Networking and career advisement—plus celebrations!—cornerstones of events to mark the accomplishments and successes of graduate students. 

May 10, 2022

25 Years of Impact

Executive Vice President Tim Leary prepares to step down in June.

May 10, 2022

Barry McCaffery Gary Locke

Putin Confronts the Free World: A Discussion with Gen. McCaffery & Locke

Talk is latest in the Institute of Public Service's 'Conversations' series

May 9, 2022

Catch Up with the President

Leadership changes, meet-ups with alumni across the country and commencement topics of discussion in the latest installment of this digital series.

May 6, 2022

Photo of Robert Chang in his office at the School of Law.

Presenting the 2022-23 McGoldrick Fellow

Robert Chang, professor of law and executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center, is the recipient of the university’s most prestigious faculty honor. 

May 4, 2022

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Honoring AAPI History

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

May 2, 2022

Graphic and photo combo featuring Pat Callans.

Meet New Board of Trustees Chair

Costco's Pat Callans, an Albers’ graduate, first joined the Board in 2015. 

May 2, 2022


SU in the news: Seattle City Council names its first Indigenous Advisory Council

KUOW (Derrick Belgarde, '13, '15, is a member of the new Indigenous Advisory Council)

Mathematicians Awarded for Expository Mathematical Writing in MAA Publications 2022

Professor Allison K. Henrich, PhD, is a recipient of the Euler Book Prize from the Mathematics Association of America.

Two SU Alums Among New Judicial Nominees

President Biden names—on the same day—Kymberly Evanson and Jamal Whitehead as candidates for U.S. District Court.

President Peñalver Reflects on Juneteenth

On Juneteenth, we remember our past in order to better understand our present so we can recommit ourselves to building a more just future. 

Shaping the Future

Faculty will serve as fellows in support of the goals of SU’s strategic directions.

Social Justice Leaders

University names recipients of Naef Scholarship.

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