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.



  • Consider a Degree in Philosophy

    Jan 21, 2017

    When you study philosophy at SPU, you'll learn to see connections between different fields of thought such as science, religion, and ethics.

  • Falcon Featured in Seattle Times

    Jan 20, 2017

    Women’s basketball player Jordan McPhee comes from a basketball family, including her twin, Brittany, who plays for Stanford.

  • A “Best National University”

    Jan 19, 2017

    Seattle Pacific is the only private university in the Pacific Northwest to make the 2017 U.S. News and World Report’s Best National Universities list.

  • Falcon Basketball at Home

    Jan 18, 2017

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

  • 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.

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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