The Watercooler

SU soccer stands out in new rankings

Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010

Championship_Field_WatercoolerHere's some great news! Seattle University has been ranked the fourth best college for soccer fans by U.S. News & World Report. You can read all about it by visiting SU Athletics. Congratulations to our men's and women's teams for this honor. (Photo by Chris Joseph Taylor)

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Michael Kerns says farewell to colleagues

Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010

Michael_Kerns_WatercoolerMichael Kerns, associate vice president of facilities administration, was sent off with a farewell reception in Casey Atrium on Wednesday, July 28. Kerns is leaving SU to work for the U.S. State Department, building embassies around the world. At the reception, Kerns, who has led a number of major campus building projects, spoke of his mixed feelings in leaving SU. Thanks to the intrepid reporting of Commons correspondent Casey Corr, you can watch what Kerns had to say to his colleagues.


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Vox Populi: How do you beat the heat?

Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

OK, given the typSummer_Orientation_Beat_The_Heate of "summer" we've been having, this question may or may not make any sense, depending on when you read it...But in those somewhat rare moments that it's been toasty outside, how have you managed to keep cool?

Sue Hogan of the School of Theology and Ministry wrote on July 14:

"We have enjoyed only 3 days of heat so far.  Ask me again when summer actually arrives :-)"

Melisa Ziegler of CareerServices writes:

"…working in the Pavilion! They try to freeze us around here so I usually bring a sweater and/or pashmina with me to keep warm during the summer."

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Feast on this

Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Burger_Main_FeatureSummer is finally here and Seattle University Magazine celebrates in its—appropriately enough—summer 2010 issue with the “Bite of Seattle U.” The cover story features some of the best known food and drink businesses owned and operated by Seattle University alumni, including the delectable cupcakes from Cupcake Royale, the juicy and savory burgers of Blue Moon Burgers and the sweet chocolate treats of Chocolati. So dig in! Also in this issue, a Faculty Research profile of Roshanak Roshandel, an assistant professor in the College of Science and Engineering who aims to advance software engineering with help from a sizable grant from the National Science Foundation; and a photo essay on the recent trip to El Salvador by an SU delegation of faculty, staff and alumni to remember Oscar Romero who was murdered 30 years ago. Check it out at  www.seattleu.edu/magazine.


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Sen. Cantwell visits SU

Posted on Friday, July 09, 2010

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Sen. Maria Cantwell visited Seattle University on July 6 to speak about global development. Her visit coincided with the official release of the paper, "Global Development through Aid, Partnerships, Trade and Education: Recommendations from Global Washington," which includes significant contributions from SU faculty. In welcoming Cantwell, President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., said the event was in line with "the great initiative of our university in regard to global engagement." Sundborg also acknowledged Victoria Jones as the university's new associate provost for global engagement. Be sure to read about this initiative in The Seattle Times.

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