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.



  • Come Visit

    Nov 25, 2016

    SPU Fridays include class visits, a student and faculty panel, financial aid information, and lunch in Gwinn Commons.

  • Music Therapy Program

    Nov 24, 2016

    This program is for musicians with a desire to help people cultivate their physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well-being through music.

  • On This Day

    Nov 23, 2016

    On November 23, 1954, evangelist Billy Graham received an honorary doctorate of letters from Seattle Pacific College. The student newspaper The Falcon covered the event.

  • Health and Human Performance

    Nov 21, 2016

    This department offers several majors and minors in health and exercise science.

  • Collaboration Between Therapist and Physician

    Nov 19, 2016

    Professional training seminars offered by SPU’s Medical Family Therapy program provide the latest information on specialized topics.

  • SPU Theatre Presents Eurydice

    Nov 18, 2016

    The SPU Theatre Department presents this modern retelling of the famous Greek love story of Orpheus from the point of view of his wife.

  • Music of the Americas

    Nov 17, 2016

    Don’t’ miss this special evening celebrating SPU music faculty performing works by Albéniz, Bernstein, Thelonious Monk, and others.

  • Falcons at Home

    Nov 17, 2016

    The last home meets for the women’s volleyball team are this week, and men’s basketball hosts the Oak Harbor Freight Lines Classic. 

  • Statement Related to Jury Verdict

    Nov 16, 2016

    Seattle Pacific University released a statement about today's jury verdict related to June 5, 2014.

  • Sacred Sounds of Christmas

    Nov 16, 2016

    Don't miss SPU's highly acclaimed choral celebration on Tuesday, November 29, at McCaw Hall in downtown Seattle.

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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