What’s happening at SPU? This is where you’ll find the latest news about research, events, activities, achievements, and milestones in the life of SPU and its people.

  • Meet the Alumna of the Year

    Feb 24, 2018

    In this short video, Beth Thompson Kawasaki ’81 talks about her career to help women restart their careers and how it connects to her family and her time at Seattle Pacific.

  • International Partnerships

    Feb 23, 2018

    Seattle Pacific recently signed memorandums of understanding with several Asian universities and education organizations to explore academic partnerships.

  • Falcons at Home

    Feb 22, 2018

    Don’t miss the last home games for the men’s and women’s basketball teams this week. The gymnastics team faces two opponents on Friday.

  • Remembering the Rev. Billy Graham

    Feb 21, 2018

    This extraordinary man of faith who engaged the culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ and truly changed the world received an honorary doctorate from Seattle Pacific in 1954.

  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert

    Feb 21, 2018

    The winter concert on Friday, February 23, will feature music composed by women.

  • "Making Art, Keeping Faith"

    Feb 20, 2018

    The Art Department welcomes Cam Anderson, longtime executive director of Christians in the Visual Arts, for several events on campus this week.

  • Faith Retreat for High School Students

    Feb 20, 2018

    “Immerse” is a program for students currently in grades 9-11 who are ready to invest in their faith and discover their identity as one of knowledge and action.

  • Students: Take a NAP on February 21

    Feb 19, 2018

    You can study and have fun at the next Night Against Procrastination in the library.

  • Living With Traumatic Brain Injury

    Feb 18, 2018

    Dr. Michelle S. Kim, clinical neuropsychologist and assistant professor of neurology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, will speak about traumatic brain injuries (TBI), the life changes one may experience as a result of TBI, and resources within the community.

  • Jazz Ensemble Concert

    Feb 17, 2018

    The concert on Tuesday, February 20, features music from throughout the history of jazz, from swing to cool jazz to fusion.

Dr. Christopher Jones and a young patient

Holistic Health Care in the Rainier Valley

Dr. Christopher Jones ’94 hopes the families in his medical practice never need to ask: “Is my kid sick enough that I should pay for a doctor’s visit?” Medical director of HopeCentral, a nonprofit health center, he and his team have adapted the concept of concierge medicine to a diverse Seattle neighborhood.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Leland Saunders

What Makes Us Moral?

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Leland Saunders earned a $10,100 Graves Award in Humanities for his research project, “The Structure of Moral Judgement: Philosophical Perspectives.” His research responds to recent arguments that human beings’ concepts of morality are just a quirk of evolution and don't connect to anything deeper.