All Things Jesuit

Ash Wednesday Masses at SU

February 24, 2020

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, almsgiving and repentance for Christians before the celebration of Easter. 

My blessings have been abundant

February 7, 2020

Kizito Kiyimba, S.J., who has been visiting from Zimbabwe as LeRoux Chair, reflects gratefully on his time at SU.

Jesuit priest and Zen master

January 24, 2020

One of three Jesuits in the world who answers to the titles “Father” and “Roshi” or venerable Zen teacher visited Seattle University on Thursday, Jan. 23.

In Grateful Remembrance of Patrick Howell, S.J.

December 2, 2019

Over the course of his many years at Seattle University, and through a variety of roles, Father Pat Howell was a blessing in the lives of many.

Thirty years later: Remembering the martyrs' courage and witness

November 18, 2019

On Nov. 16, 1989, six Jesuits and two lay companions at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in El Salvador were dragged from their beds in the middle of the night and shot to death.

50 years as a Jesuit: Father Jerry Cobb reflects

October 25, 2019

Jerry Cobb, S.J., recently marked the 50th anniversary of joining the Society of Jesus.

Visiting Jesuit from Zimbabwe to deliver LeRoux Lecture on AIS

October 23, 2019

Kizito Kiyimba, S.J., who is visiting SU as the 2019-2020 LeRoux Chair, will give a lecture on ethical dimensions around artificial intelligence systems.

The Jesuits of Seattle U: 2019-2020

October 21, 2019

As is the annual tradition, members of SU's Arrupe Jesuit Community gathered at the beginning of the academic year for a group picture.

Provincials urge compassionate asylum policies

October 11, 2019

Jesuit leaders from the U.S. and Canada met with the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security this week to advocate for people seeking asylum in the U.S.

Mass of the Holy Spirit

September 26, 2019

Seattle University's annual Mass of the Holy Spirit will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at Immaculate Conception Church.

Celebrating our founder and shared values

August 8, 2019

Natch Ohno, S.J., talks about St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits, and how his legacy is alive in the work we do at Seattle U today.

Father Twohy Honored

June 20, 2019

Investing in the Mission

May 29, 2019

Endowed Mission Fund supports initiatives and projects central to SU's identity and values.

Father Lucas prepares for next chapter

May 24, 2019

Campus honors outgoing rector for many contributions made and hats worn.

Becoming a Jesuit

March 13, 2019

Ever wonder what it takes to become a Jesuit?

Ash Wednesday is March 6

February 25, 2019

Top Priorities

February 22, 2019

The mystery of the Epiphany

January 17, 2019

Mass of the Holy Spirit

October 2, 2018

Cosgrove on Emigration

September 14, 2018

Strengthening the Bond

August 13, 2018

Stop, Look, Listen

July 31, 2018

Holy Week at the Chapel

March 14, 2018

That Jesuit influence

January 22, 2018

Ignatian invitations

January 11, 2018

Jesuit Jubilarians

October 9, 2017

Jesuits West

August 24, 2017

The new Jesuits West province officially came into being on July 1 when the Oregon and California provinces combined.

Justice through a Jesuit Lens

August 15, 2017

Eboo Patel began his keynote address before a packed-to-the-gills Pigott Auditorium by joking that the talk might not be the one his audience had expected or hoped to hear.

Jesuits International

August 15, 2017

Jerónimo Nadal, S.J., one of St. Ignatius’ companions used to say “the whole world is our house."

Celebrating a founder, marking a new chapter

August 7, 2017

On Monday, July 31, Seattle University joined other Jesuits and Jesuit institutions worldwide in celebrating the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Father Pham teaches, presents art in Bangalore, India

July 18, 2017

Trung Pham, S.J., assistant professor of Fine Arts, is teaching this summer at St. Joseph’s College in Bangalore, India.

New Jesuit Province Formed

July 6, 2017

It’s official: the Oregon and California Provinces reunited on July 1 to form Jesuits West.

Father Conroy ministers to members of Congress

June 16, 2017

House chaplain ministers to members of Congress

Remembering a Beloved Jesuit

May 16, 2017

Hugh Duffy, S.J., who served as a visiting professor at Seattle University for eight years, passed away on April 28 at the age of 80.

Ahead of his time?

May 3, 2017

Ready to build bridges

April 26, 2017

Fadi Aboulesaad, S.J., a student in the School of Theology and Ministry’s Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership program, was ordained into the Order of the Diaconate in April.

Holy Week at Seattle University

April 4, 2017

Campus Ministry invites all students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to the following Holy Week celebrations at the Chapel of St. Ignatius.

AJCU opposes Administration's higher education budget

March 17, 2017

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities has issued a statement on the Trump Administration's FY18 budget.

Bringing a Jesuit perspective to difficult conversations

March 8, 2017

Pat Howell, S.J., reports on a recent gathering he attended with representatives of other Jesuit colleges and universities at which they took up the topic of "difficult conversations."

Faith and Reason—Friends, Foes or Strangers?

March 1, 2017

On the first day of class when Eric Watson, S.J., walks in wearing a collar and clerics, his new students sometimes look confused, seemingly wondering whether they inadvertently registered for a theology class.

Nine Days of Grace: Novena 2017

February 28, 2017

Are you longing to restore your relationships with God and others, and renew hope?

Marketing Jesuit Universities

February 24, 2017

How can a Jesuit university like Seattle U remain true to its identity when marketing itself without alienating non-Catholics?

Ash Wednesday

February 21, 2017

Ash Wednesday is March 1.

Mission Examen Self Study

February 16, 2017

As part of the Examen process Seattle University has undertaken for the 2016-2017 academic year, Mission Examen Committee completed a Self Study with input from more than 400 members of the campus community.

Perspectives on the Marketing of Jesuit Universities

February 1, 2017

You are invited to a panel discussion on the Jesuit brand.

In Solidarity

January 30, 2017

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., released a statement over the weekend on the Trump Administration’s Jan. 27 executive order on immigration.

Supporting undocumented students

November 30, 2016

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., joined with the leaders of the other 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States in signing a statement in support of undocumented students.

Father Kolvenbach, 29th Superior General of the Jesuits, dies

November 29, 2016

Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., who served as superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1983 to 2008, died in Beirut, Lebanon, on Nov. 26, four days before his 88th birthday.

Seattle U at 125

November 1, 2016

Father Tom Lucas surveys Seattle University's rich and complicated history

One step closer

October 24, 2016

Ryan Rallanka, S.J., a 2006 graduate of Seattle University, was ordained to the diaconate.

Let the murmuring begin!

October 10, 2016

The Jesuits follow a centuries-old practice for electing a new leader.

125 Years of Jesuit Education

October 10, 2016

Seattle University's anniversary is featured in Northwest Catholic.

Gift of silence

October 10, 2016

Our very own Chapel of St. Ignatius is featured in a recent blog post.

Meet SU's 2016-2017 Jesuits

September 27, 2016

The members of Seattle University's Arrupe Jesuit Community recently gathered for a group picture.

GC36 to elect new leader of Jesuits

September 14, 2016

While many of us are myopically focused on the 2016 presidential race, there is another election of great importance taking place this fall.

Of Jesuits and JVs

August 23, 2016

We've got some people to recognize this month-Jesuits celebrating important anniversaries and alumni beginning their service in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Chapel mass schedule

July 13, 2016

Campus Ministry has provided a helpful guide to masses at the Chapel of St. Ignatius during the summer.

The Jesuits and eloquence

June 8, 2016

Four Arts and Sciences faculty have contributed pieces to a new book.

Sacred spaces

May 25, 2016

In search of a place on campus for quiet contemplation and reflection?

Commencement quiz

May 10, 2016

Think you know your commencement speakers? Take a quiz on who's delivering remarks at which Jesuit colleges and universities this year.

In his honor

May 10, 2016

Pat Kelly, S.J., blessed a rowing shell named for him in late April.

Jesuit wisdom for middle managers

April 25, 2016

Magis: Alumni Living the Mission, its Contemplative Leaders in Action program and the Jesuit way of proceeding were recently highlighted in—of all places—Forbes.

Sister schools

April 12, 2016

For members of Seattle University's faculty and staff, March was a month of high engagement with other Jesuit schools throughout the world.

In solidarity

March 30, 2016

The student body presidents of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. have issued a joint statement against racial injustice.

Four Patricks

March 14, 2016

St. Patrick's Day provides as good an opportunity as any to celebrate the four Patricks who are part of the Arrupe Jesuit Community at SU.

Meeting Father Nicolás

February 29, 2016

Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, director of the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture (ICTC), recently found herself in the company of the leader of the Jesuits.

Lenten schedule

February 16, 2016

Campus Ministry has compiled a schedule of Masses and other opportunities for reflection and prayer available at the Chapel of St. Ignatius during Lent.

Jesuit education and STEM

February 2, 2016

Dean Michael Quinn and Associate Dean Jean Jacoby of the College of Science and Engineering coauthored a piece in AJCU's Connections.

SU grads in Jesuit Volunteer Corps

January 19, 2016

Seven Seattle University alumni are currently participating in a year of full-time service with two Jesuit Volunteer organizations.

Another 26.2 in the books

December 7, 2015

A big congratulations to Trung Pham, S.J., assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History, who recently finished a full marathon.

Conversing on the future of Jesuit higher education

November 22, 2015

Four faculty and staff pondered the future of Jesuit higher education at a lunch sponsored by the Office of Jesuit Mission and Identity last week.

A visit with Fr. Bob Stephan

November 9, 2015

Bob Stephan, S.J., may not be new to SU this academic year, but the role he took up in July is new to both him and the university.

Silent treatment

October 27, 2015

What happens when a garrulous CFO goes on an eight-day Ignatian silent retreat?

Meet the 2015-2016 SU Jesuits

October 13, 2015

It's the most anticipated group picture of the year—the 2015-2016 Jesuits of the Arrupe House.


September 28, 2015

You may have heard that Pope Francis was in the United States recently. The visit by Pope Francis, the first ever Jesuit pope, captivated the nation and particularly Jesuit institutions such as ours.

SU grad featured in Washington Post

September 16, 2015

Camille Kammer, '15, is featured in a recent Washington Post article. The article highlights the Jesuit Volunteer Corps community of which Kammer is a part.

Fearless leader

August 17, 2015

Tom Lucas, S.J., rector of the Arrupe Community, unpacks the complex man that St. Ignatius was on the Jesuit founder's feast day.

Leading, the Ignatian way

July 15, 2015

Sponsored by Magis: Alumni Living the Mission, the Ignatian Leadership Conference takes place Friday, July 31.

Father Ely reflects

June 9, 2015

Peter Ely, S.J., shares thoughts on his highlights as vice president for Mission and Ministry and what's next for him.

Big meeting in Melbourne

May 20, 2015

This July Stephen Sundborg, S.J., will join the presidents of Jesuit higher education institutions and the directors of other Jesuit institutions from around the world.

Alpha Sigma Nu celebrates a century

May 4, 2015

Seattle University's newest Alpha Sigma Nu inductees were announced by President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., last week. 

Odds and Ends

April 21, 2015

There’s lots of Jesuit stuff in the air these days.

Wing and a prayer

April 8, 2015

A couple feathered friends sauntered into the chapel recently.

Wing and a prayer

April 8, 2015

A couple feathered friends sauntered into the chapel recently.

Holy Week at SU

March 25, 2015

Campus Ministry invites you to celebrate Holy Week at the Chapel of St. Ignatius.

Jesuit video series

March 11, 2015

The Office of Mission and Ministry, in collaboration with Xavier University and campus partners, has produced a series of videos on Jesuit education, Ignatian spirituality and other related topics.

Can it happen?

February 23, 2015

Since he was elected pope nearly two years ago, Francis has been turning heads and capturing imaginations. Next week Pat Howell, S.J., will give a talk on what the future holds for the pope and the Church.

Weighing in on immigration

February 9, 2015

The Jesuits of Canada and the United States are urging opposition to amendments detrimental to immigrants.

GC 36

January 26, 2015

Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus, has convoked the 36th General Congregation.

Sport and spirituality

January 12, 2015

Pat Kelly, S.J., associate professor of theology and religious studies, was recently interviewed about his book, Catholic Perspectives on Sports, and other aspects of sports and spirituality.

Fantastic feat

December 8, 2014

Fr. Trung Pham recently achieved an impressive personal goal.

Holy Witnesses

November 24, 2014

Rector Tom Lucas, S.J., delivered a homily on the 25th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuits and their companions in El Salvador in which he spoke of his recent visit with Pope Francis and how the pope calls us to be witnesses like the eight martyrs.

Remembering the martyrs

November 11, 2014

Nov. 16 marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuits and two laypersons in El Salvador. SU is commemorating the anniversary in a number of ways.

Fr. Ganza named to key post

October 27, 2014

A former Seattle University Jesuit is taking on a key leadership post in the Society of Jesus.

Meet the 2014-2015 SU Jesuits

October 14, 2014

Members of Seattle University's Arrupe Jesuit Community recently assembled for a group picture.

Seahawks priest

October 1, 2014

Dave Anderson, S.J., already ministers to Redhawks as chaplain for SU’s alumni as well as the men’s basketball team. Hawks of a different persuasion were added to his fold recently.

In the news...

September 17, 2014

Here’s a quick (and by no means exhaustive) compilation of some recent news about the Society of Jesus, locally, regionally, nationally and globally.

Conversant colleagues

August 18, 2014

Two of our colleagues have contributed pieces for the latest Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education.

Celebrating our shared mission

July 14, 2014

The Commons asked Pat O'Leary, S.J., chaplain for faculty and staff, to reflect on the Feast of St. Ignatius and what it means for our university and shared educational mission.

All is transformed

June 16, 2014

On the Feast of Pentecost, Mike Bayard, S.J., delivered his final homily at the Chapel of St. Ignatius before taking on his new role as assistant for parish ministries for the Oregon and California Provinces.

Jesuit jottings

June 2, 2014

A new book featuring writings by a current SU Jesuit and other Jesuits with ties to the university is now available.

National champs!

May 19, 2014

SU's, sister Jesuit school, Seattle Prep won the 2014 National High School Mock Trial Championship this month.

Jesuit tradition and the theater

May 6, 2014

Ki Gottberg, professor in Fine Arts, recently gave a talk on the Jesuit tradition and the theatrical arts, taking her cue from the "globalization of superficiality" that Superior General of the Society of Jesus Adolfo Nicolas, S.J., addressed in a 2010 speech.

The Pope's first year

April 22, 2014

In a recent lecture, SU Jesuit Pat Howell, S.J., reflected on the papacy of Francis, one year in.

It's official!

April 8, 2014

Seattle University has signed an agreement with the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), which formalizes a longstanding and growing partnership between the two Jesuit institutions.

Mark your calendars

March 26, 2014

Magis and Alumni Relations are teaming up to present a couple events you won't want to miss in the next few weeks.

The pope, one year in

March 6, 2014

It's performance evaluation time for Pope Francis.

Incoming provincial

February 25, 2014

It was announced in November that Scott Santarosa, S.J., has been appointed by General Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., as the next provincial of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus.

Picturing God in all things

February 11, 2014

An exhibition by a highly acclaimed photographer and Jesuit is being shown at Vachon Gallery.

A time of deep joy

January 28, 2014

Matthew Pyrc, S.J., campus minister, was ordained a deacon on Saturday, Jan. 25. It was the first ordination ever at Seattle University’s Chapel of St. Ignatius.

History lessons

January 14, 2014

The SU community has ample opportunity to learn more about the history of the Jesuits and the Jesuits' place in history.

SU Jesuits on the run

December 10, 2013

Two Seattle University Jesuits participated in the Dec. 1 Seattle Marathon.

SU grads in JVC

November 20, 2013

Six Seattle University graduates are serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and three are serving in JVC Northwest.

History-making meeting

November 6, 2013

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., was part of an unprecedented gathering with Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., superior general of the Jesuits, last month.

Indulge your inner pilgrim

October 22, 2013

Still on the fence about joining the Ignatian Pilgrimage from Assisi to Rome that SU's Pat O'Leary, S.J., and Natch Ohno, S.J., are co-leading? A few reflections from faculty and staff who have walked in the footsteps of Ignatius on previous trips might help change your mind.

Meet the 2013-2014 SU Jesuits

October 9, 2013

As is their custom, the Jesuits of SU's Arrupe Community gathered on the first day of classes for their annual group picture.

Jesuit anniversaries

September 24, 2013

Four Jesuits who are or have been members of the Arrupe community are celebrating notable milestones this year. 

Full of wonder

September 10, 2013

This summer eight students, five recent SU alumni and two staff members journeyed to Brazil for MAG+S 2013, culminating with World Youth Day in Rio De Janeiro. Matthew Pyrc, S.J., of Campus Ministry, who co-led the SU delegation with Maria Ochoa of Magis, reflects on this extraordinary experience.

Opening new doors

August 13, 2013

The continuum of Jesuit education in our city will expand when Seattle Nativity School, an independent, Catholic middle school in the Jesuit tradition, opens in September.

New rector signals new era

July 15, 2013

The Jesuit Father General Adolfo Nicolás has appointed Tom Lucas, S.J., art historian at the University of San Francisco, as the new rector of the Arrupe Jesuit Community at Seattle University.

Finding the Sacred in the Everyday

June 19, 2013

William Watson, S.J., a member of the SU Jesuit community, connects others to Ignatian spirituality through his Sacred Story Institute.

Sacred sculptures

May 20, 2013

Trung Pham, S.J., Seattle University assistant professor of Fine Arts, has sculpted a special statue for a good cause.

Reaching out to refugees

May 3, 2013

The Jesuits' commitment to provide educational opportunities to refugees throughout the world recently received a big boost.

G-DOG features extraordinary Jesuit

April 23, 2013

A new documentary featuring the life and work of Greg Boyle, S.J., is out now.

New leader

April 8, 2013

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities has a new president.

Birthday sweets

March 26, 2013

Ever wonder what each SU Jesuit's favorite birthday dessert is?

Contemplative Leaders in Action

March 12, 2013

A Jesuit education can lead you in some unexpected directions. SU graduate Haley Woods is living proof of that. She's a participant in Contemplative Leaders in Action, a program launched by Magis last year.

I am Jesuit educated

February 26, 2013

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities has launched a new website featuring a new "I am Jesuit educated" campaign.

Heroic Leadership

February 12, 2013

Chris Lowney, author of the acclaimed book Heroic Leadership is coming to SU to talk about the application of Ignatian principles in the 21st century.

That's President Herman to you

January 29, 2013

SU Jesuit Lorenzo Herman was recently installed in a key national leadership post.

What did you get?

January 14, 2013

In his latest blog post, SU Jesuit Brendan Busse offers his take on Christmas.

Red Friday, the Jesuit way

December 4, 2012

Six SU Jesuits have found a creative way to show their school pride.

Father Twohy goes to Rome

November 19, 2012

As he stood in the sprawling Vatican City piazza of St. Peter's with thousands who made the pilgrimage to watch Pope Benedict XVI canonize seven saints, Patrick Twohy, S.J., thought to himself, "This is so right, the Church honoring those who lived the beatitudes."

Remembering Jesuit martyrs

November 6, 2012

This month as we remember the six Jesuits who were slain in El Salvador in 1989, we also keep in our thoughts all the other members of the Society of Jesus who have given their lives in promoting justice. The name of one of these Jesuits can be found on one of the buildings of the Murphy Apartment complex.

The Jesuits and Vatican II

October 23, 2012

SU's own Pat Howell, S.J., has written a wonderful piece in Conversations.

Cheap-o-cinos with Fr. Venker

October 8, 2012

As he celebrates the 25th anniversary of his ordination, Josef Venker, S.J., shares his recipe for a delicious and affordable beverage.

Meet the 2012 SU Jesuits

September 24, 2012

Seattle University's Jesuit community gathered for their annual group picture this month.

Cause for celebration

September 10, 2012

Six Jesuits well known by the SU campus community are celebrating significant anniversaries this year.

Guns and God

July 26, 2012

In the wake of the tragedy in Colorado, a Jesuit who is well-known to the SU community has written a column on why gun control is a religious issue.

Why Jesuit education?

June 18, 2012

Award-winning journalist and author (and graduate of Gonzaga Prep) Tim Egan delivered Seattle University's undergraduate commencement address and had plenty to say about the impact of Jesuit education.

On being House chaplain

May 23, 2012

A year after his historic confirmation as chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, Pat Conroy, S.J., was asked what it's like to minister to what's been called "one of the most reviled congregations in the country."

Building hope

May 7, 2012

Graduation gifts come in many forms, but this year a group of MBA students has chosen a very unconventional and moving way to honor one of their classmates as he prepares to receive his diploma.

Visiting with Fr. Pribek

April 20, 2012

Father James Pribek, associate professor of English at Canisius College, joined the English Department in the College of Arts & Sciences this spring as the LeRoux Scholar. He recently talked about what he's doing here, where he came from and much more.

Urban dwellers

April 10, 2012

Ever wonder why so many Jesuit schools like Seattle U are located in cities? Thomas Lucas, S.J., of the University of San Francisco, might be the best person to answer that question, and he'll be at Seattle University this month.

Dean Phillips in Rome

March 26, 2012

Earlier this month, Dean Joe Phillips of the Albers School traveled to Rome for a board meeting of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools. While there, he had a chance to meet a certain Jesuit luminary.

Janowiak and Eblen on Vatican II

March 12, 2012

St. James Cathedral is marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council with a speaker series, and the first two lectures will be delivered by scholars with SU ties.

Jesuit leadership redefined

February 27, 2012

Increasingly, as we know, non-Jesuits are becoming presidents of Jesuit institutions in the United States, but in case you've lost track of how many there actually are, the latest issue of the magazine Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education has made it easy by running profiles of the 10 non-Jesuits who are currently serving as president.

A new book for the Bible?

February 1, 2012

Rector Pat Howell, S.J., writes about Jesuit playwright Bill Cain's latest play.

Magis gets a new look

January 9, 2012

Having just celebrated its fifth anniversary this past year, Magis is rolling out a new logo and campaign called “I am Magis. We are Magis.”

Selfless in Seattle

December 6, 2011

Fifteen recent college graduates are serving as Jesuit Volunteers (JVs) right here in Seattle.

Becoming a Jesuit

November 22, 2011

At various stages in his life, the Jesuits were a presence in Matthew Pyrc’s life. Eventually, he decided to join them.

Engaging the world

November 7, 2011

New SU Jesuit Jason Welle, S.J., found a way to combine his global perspective with a call to the priesthood.

The journey to Yes

October 26, 2011

Some Jesuits take a fairly straight path to their vocations. For others…well, not so much. Lorenzo Herman would fall into the second category.

Following Ignatius

October 11, 2011

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a pilgrim? Well, here’s your chance.

SU Jesuits: 2011 edition

September 27, 2011

New and familiar faces can be seen in the Arrupe Jesuit Community's most current group picture.

Jesuit jubilarians

September 27, 2011

A special Mass was held Sept. 25 at the Chapel of St. Ignatius to honor the four SU Jesuits celebrating jubilee anniversaries this year.

Catching up with Joe Orlando

September 13, 2011

Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry Joe Orlando is back at SU, recharged, ready to go and even more convinced that Jesuit education is at its best when it’s global.

Layperson's terms

August 29, 2011

Here's a trivia question: How many Jesuit institutions in the United States are currently led by non-Jesuits?

God's approval rating?

August 13, 2011

The chaplain of "The Colbert Report" answered a series of theological questions posed by the host.

Doing business the Ignatian way?

August 3, 2011

What if America’s businesses operated according to Ignatian principles? So asks John Levesque, in the August edition of Seattle Business, inspired by his time on SU’s campus as a student in our Master of Fine Arts program.

Into Africa: Jesuit business schools

July 27, 2011

Returning from an international forum of Jesuit business schools, Albers Dean Joe Phillips provided an interesting overview of the gathering on his blog. Among other highlights, the dean touched on an initiative to create new Jesuit business schools on the African continent, where none currently exist.

The Greg turns 450

July 18, 2011

If you’re a big fan of Jesuit higher education, you have an important anniversary to mark this year.

Father Janowiak signs off

June 14, 2011

Paul Janowiak, S.J., has been asked by the Jesuits to go to the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara in Berkeley, Calif. Before embarking on his new role, Father Janowiak took a few moments to share some thoughts on what’s ahead and to reflect on his time at SU.

Father Case prepares for new role

May 17, 2011

It was announced in April that Frank Case, S.J., Jesuit assistant to the School of Law and the Albers School of Business and Economics, has been named vice president for mission at Gonzaga University.  As he prepared to assume his new post in June, Father Case spent some time reflecting on what he’s done so far and what lies ahead. 

Fr. Steve to chair AJCU board

May 3, 2011

There’s a number of changes underway for the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, and our very own president factors prominently in the transitions.

Sign up for Arrupe Seminar

April 15, 2011

The Arrupe Seminar on the Foundations and Vision of Jesuit Education is an opportunity for faculty and staff to engage in a deeper way with the Jesuit heritage and ethos that animates our university.

Catching up with Quentin Dupont

April 5, 2011

Quentin Dupont, S.J., is at Seattle University this year as part of his formation as a Jesuit. He recently answered some questions about what he’s doing here, what comes next for him and more.

Women in mission

March 21, 2011

On a surprisingly beautiful Saturday in March, a group representing Seattle University’s finest women in mission, traveled to Bainbridge Island for a day of retreat.

Favorite Catholic apps

March 7, 2011

Ever find yourself looking for a good Catholic iPhone app? Well, look no further—an Oregon Province Jesuit has compiled such a list.

Esteemed Jesuit visitors

February 22, 2011

Two well-known Jesuits will visit SU to make compelling presentations in the next two weeks. 

A month for remembering

February 7, 2011

February may be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t keep it from being a rather significant span of time for remembering great Jesuits of the past.

Ignatius goes to Washington

January 20, 2011

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) has compiled a list of Jesuit-educated members who are serving in the 112th Congress and the Obama Administration.

SU welcomes Mark Bosco, S.J.

January 7, 2011

Mark Bosco, S.J., is at SU for winter quarter as the LeRoux Chair in the College of Arts and Sciences, coming to us from our sister Jesuit school, Loyola University Chicago. Fr. Bosco recently took a few moments to respond to some questions.

2010 Opus Prize goes to...

December 6, 2010

Anyone at SU two years ago will remember what a meaningful moment it was when we hosted the 2008 Opus Prize. The prize is given to faith-based humanitarians to assist them in their work. The 2010 Prize was recently awarded.

The Ignatian Way

November 22, 2010

Loyola Press recently launched a series of multimedia presentations on the main themes of Ignatian spirituality based on work by Brian Grogan, S.J., and his Irish Jesuit colleagues.

Jesuit in a Zen way

October 25, 2010

Robert E. Kennedy, S.J., who is both a Jesuit priest and a Sōtō Zen Master, came to Seattle University for the Second Annual Sōtō Zen Seminar on Oct. 30.

And the winner is...

September 27, 2010

One of our colleagues correctly identified 21 of the 26 Jesuits in their 2010-2011 group picture. Click the link below to find out who won the contest and for a full listing of who’s who in the photo.

Educating the poorest of the poor

September 10, 2010

Continuing that great Jesuit tradition of going where the need is greatest, the Jesuit Commons is an exciting, new program that strives to connect the intellectual capital of Jesuit colleges and universities with the world’s poorest communities.

Passing the baton

August 23, 2010

Charles Currie, S.J., will step down as president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) next year, the association announced on Aug. 18. Father Currie will be succeeded by Greg Lucey, S.J., former president of Spring Hill College who also served at SU.

SU grads join JVC

August 16, 2010

This month 13 recent SU graduates join the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. They will spend a year (and in some cases two) serving others in a variety of places throughout the country and even the world.

Going where the need is greatest

August 16, 2010

It's always been a defining hallmark of the Jesuits to go where the need is greatest, and that commitment is being seen again in New York City. As reported last week in The New York Times a Jesuit run middle

Lay leadership at Jesuit schools

August 2, 2010

Gonzaga University recently appointed its first lay president, Thayne McCullough. He’s not alone in Jesuit higher education. Seven Jesuit institutions in the nation are led by lay presidents, and two have leaders who are religious, non-Jesuits.

The future of Jesuit education

July 15, 2010

This April Superior General of the Jesuits Adolfo Nicolás convened a conference of all presidents from Jesuit institutions of higher education worldwide. SU’s own President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., was there, and he recently sat down with The Commons to talk about what he took away from the experience.

Jesuits weigh in on immigration

June 11, 2010

The leaders of every Province of the Society of Jesus in the United States recently took the rare step of hand delivering a joint letter to the White House and each individual Congressional office to express concern over the immigration law recently enacted in Arizona.

Join the Arrupe Seminar

May 4, 2010

This is a great opportunity within a lively, interesting discussion with peers that will deepen your understanding of the Jesuit foundations of Seattle University.

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