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Sacred Sounds

Sacred Sounds Tickets Going Fast

Each year, Seattle receives a special gift from Seattle Pacific University — the Sacred Sounds of Christmas. Featuring performing groups from SPU’s Music Department, this concert, now in its 17th year, is a much-anticipated event.

Date: Tuesday, November 29
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: McCaw Hall at Seattle Center.

As a special part of SPU’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, this inspiring concert ushers in the Christmas season. Concertgoers come from around the region to enjoy a wide range of high-quality sacred music from different time periods and genres.

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Dr. Alondra Nelson

Tracing Our Roots, Telling Our Stories

Wednesday, October 26
Dr. Alondra Nelson, dean of social science at Columbia University, will discuss material from her recent book, The Social Life of DNA, as part of SPU’s annual Day of Common Learning. She will examine genetic genealogy as a new tool for addressing old and enduring issues of social inequality.


An Ivy Cutting scene from “Video: Celebrating 125 Years at SPU” on YoutubeVideo: Celebrating 125 Years at SPU

When Free Methodist founders broke ground for Seattle Pacific, they planted a powerful dream that young graduates would help change the world. This dream is still very much alive today.

Upcoming Parent Events

More information will be coming, but be sure to save the date for these events:

An SPU Student and his mom

Mom’s Day 2016

Saturday, November 5
Seattle Pacific University
Upper Gwinn Commons

Enjoy time with your son or daughter — and gain insights into your student’s campus life — by attending Mom’s Day 2016. Hosted by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, this is the perfect reason to come to campus and enjoy lunch and great Seattle attractions with your student.

Highlights include a gourmet lunch and live music. Register early; this events sells out quickly!

Parents Weekend at Homecoming 2017

Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11

Dad’s Day 2017

April (date pending game schedule)