The Watercooler

Let's hear it for the women Redhawks!

Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012

WomensBBallHuddle_WCCongratulations to our women's basketball team for just a stupendous season! Making their first postseason appearance in decades, the Redhawks went deep into the Women's Basketball Invitational before falling to Northern Iowa on March 21. Even in defeat, the women showed the same competitive grit they did all year long, coming within four points of advancing to the championship. Kudos to our student-athletes and head coach Joan Bonvicini and her staff for a thrilling 2011-2012 campaign. Already looking forward to next year--Go Redhawks!

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Abu Dhabi-based advisor visits SU

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

UAEStudents_360Laura Beth Good is pictured here in the Lynn Collegium with SU students Ahmed, Abudulla, and Ahmed during a reception in her honor hosted by the Culture and Language Bridge Program on March 9. Good is an academic advisor for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority of the United Arab Emirates. Her visit to campus also included stops at the Office of Admissions and the Albers School of Business and Economics, among other places. 

"There are now six students from the UAE on campus," says Heidi Beck, interim director of CLB. "The two freshmen currently enrolled in the Culture and Language Bridge program are sponsored by the ADIA Distinguished Student Scholarship. Since the 1970s, the scholarship has been given to students in the top 10 percent of UAE high school graduates. This gives them a chance to study abroad, develop their business and leadership skills, and return home to become future leaders within the company."

The Culture and Language Bridge program prepares non-native speakers of English for productive academic careers at Seattle University. CLB works with freshmen, junior transfer, exchange and graduate-level students from a wide variety of countries including Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Kenya, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and, of course, the UAE.

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One of us

Posted on Monday, March 12, 2012

JimSinegal_MainLongtime friend of SU and business icon Jim Sinegal has joined the university as the Albers School's first Senior Executive in Residence. Read more about what the retired CEO of Costco will be doing in his new role on campus.
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