News

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.



  • Faculty Member Wins Book Award

    Jan 13, 2017

    The Confessions of X, a novel by Writer in Residence Suzanne M. Wolfe, received Christianity Today’s 2017 Book Award for fiction.

  • Consider a Sociology Degree

    Jan 12, 2017

    Students in this major find jobs in government, business, industry, private research agencies, and many other fields.

  • Falcon Competitions This Week

    Jan 11, 2017

    The women's gymnastics team and the men's and women's track and field teams have local competitions this week.

  • The Last Trilogy of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas

    Jan 9, 2017

    Enjoy an evening lecture and performance of Beethoven’s majestic and enigmatic final piano sonatas with Assistant Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies Dainius Vaicekonis.

  • Professor Featured in Christianity Today

    Jan 9, 2017

    Associate Professor of Missiology David Leong talks about his new book, Race and Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation.

  • New Book About SPU’s Founding

    Jan 6, 2017

    Rooted in Mission: The Founding of Seattle Pacific University 1891–1916, reveals a campus and a city poised on the brink of change.

  • Falcon Basketball at Home

    Jan 4, 2017

    The men's and women's basketball teams play home games this week.

  • SPU’s Response Magazine

    Jan 3, 2017

    Read about SPU graduates of the last decade who are engaging the culture and changing the world across a variety of career fields.

  • One-Year Graduate Business Program

    Jan 2, 2017

    This management program enables students to participate in creating sustainable value and contribute to human flourishing in business, government, and civil society.

  • Youth Discipleship Academy

    Jan 1, 2017

    If you’re a high school student who wants to take the next step in your faith journey, sign up for the School of Theology’s new program.

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.

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