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Preliminary FY15 budget approved

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

FY15 Budget: The Board of Trustees approved the preliminary FY15 budget (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015) on Feb. 27, President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., announced. He wrote: "The $208 million budget, which is an increase of 2.5 percent over last year's final budget, invests in our strategic priorities and keeps the university on a fiscally responsible path. It further responds to the needs of our students by keeping tuition increases moderate-the FY15 undergraduate tuition increase will be the lowest in five years-and makes more financial aid available to them." Faculty and staff can read more about the budget at FY15

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Get SU on the road!

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SeattleUPlates_267Help get SU on the road! Click here to learn how you can support a bill now before the state senate to create a Seattle U license plate. All of the proceeds from the sale of the plates will support scholarships for SU students.

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SU mourns passing of SU legend Ed O'Brien

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

EddieOBrien_WCSU legend Ed O'Brien starred alongside his twin brother John as a student-athlete in the 1950s. A faithful supporter, he never stopped giving back to his Alma Mater. He passed away Feb. 21 at the age of 83. Click here to read more.

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For those most in need

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014

Kudos to SU's Chi Sigma Iota Counselor Honors Society which collaborated with SUYI partner Village Spirit Center for Community Change and Healing to participate in the Adopt a Family Program. A project of Catholic Community Services, Village Spirit is housing program for families meeting criteria for homelessness prior to admission. Donors included graduate students, staff, faculty and staff from the College of Education and across the university. Bill O'Connell and Kristi Lee of the College of Education report that the families communicated a warm thank you to the generosity of the donors and student organizers.
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Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2013

MandelaSundborg_360Seattle University joins in mourning the passing of Nelson Mandela. The human rights activist is pictured here with SU President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., when he visited the university Dec. 9, 1999 to receive an honorary degree and meet with 1,000 people from 10 colleges and 12 high schools.
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Words of gratitude

Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

FallReflectionBelltower_WCWe asked what you are grateful for and a couple colleagues sent in responses. Here they are... 

Joelle Pretty, director of Premajor Studies and Student Academic Persistence:  

"This year I am incredibly thankful for my colleagues in the Bellarmine Advising Center. They have supported me through major life transitions, including beginning my doctoral program (the EDLR here at SU); have developed innovative programs for teaching and learning; have cared for students holistically; and have maintained their smiles and sense of humor through it all. BEST. STAFF. EVER." 

Amy Lane, gift and data integrity coordinator:  

"I am grateful for my guy, my family, my friends, my job and a roof over my head. Beautiful sunrises, smiles from babies, purring from kittens, the first snowfall of winter and the warmth of the sun on my face during summer."

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Support for SU's students

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Meisenbachs_WCWell over 700 supporters turned out for SU's 30th annual Gala. The Oct. 26 celebration raised more than $850,000 for student scholarships. Also at the event, longtime friends of the university, John and Ginny Meisenbach (above), received the St. Ignatius Medal, the university's most prestigious and highest honor. Click here for a message from the co-chairs and a link to a gallery of photos taken at the event.

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