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.

  • Falcons at Home

    Oct 26, 2016

    The women’s volleyball team plays two home matches this week.

  • Researching History

    Oct 26, 2016

    SPU Archivist Adrienne Meier talks about her research for the new book Rooted in Mission: The Founding of Seattle Pacific University 1891–1916 as part of the Library’s Creative Conversations series. 

  • Chapel Series: Civic Engagement

    Oct 24, 2016

    Lisa Sharon Harper, chief church engagement officer for Sojourners and author of The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right, is the guest speaker at the next chapel on Tuesday, October 25.

  • “Recreational” Genetics

    Oct 24, 2016

    Dr. Alondra Nelson, author of The Social Life of DNA, is the keynote speaker for SPU’s annual Day of Common Learning on Wednesday, October 26.

  • “Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and the Common Good”

    Oct 23, 2016

    Miroslav Volf, founder and director of Yale Center for Faith and Culture, will discuss the role religion plays in reconciling people from different backgrounds.

  • Be an SPU Student for a Day

    Oct 21, 2016

    Prospective students can visit classes, take a campus tour, hear about the admissions process, meet students and faculty, learn about financial aid, and eat lunch in our award winning dining hall.

  • Graduate Programs in Nursing

    Oct 19, 2016

    Learn about graduate programs offered in the School of Health Sciences at an upcoming open house with faculty and staff.

  • Falcons at Home

    Oct 12, 2016

    The men’s and women's soccer and women's volleyball teams play home games this week.

  • Want to Transfer to SPU?

    Oct 9, 2016

    Come to an open house and meet current students who recently transferred, and let the experts evaluate your transcripts.

  • Crowder in Concert TONIGHT!

    Oct 8, 2016

    Grammy-nominated Christian folktronica musician Crowder will perform at SPU tonight at 7 p.m. Opening the concert will by Evan Egerer and Tedashi. Tickets are still available.

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.