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.



  • A Different Kind of Business Competition

    Apr 18, 2017

    This unique event is designed to encourage students from all majors to develop entrepreneurial projects that can make a difference in the world.

  • "The Elements"

    Apr 14, 2017

    The four elements of earth, fire, wind, and water are depicted through original video animations and live music in this unique event designed by two SPU professors.

  • Come Visit SPU

    Apr 14, 2017

    SPU Fridays are designed for prospective students and their families. Visit classes, tour campus, meet students and faculty, learn about financial aid, and more.

  • Newby Composes Music for Free Boy

    Apr 13, 2017

    Associate Professor of Music Stephen Newby was commissioned by Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre to compose a children’s musical theatre production based on the novel, Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master.

  • Faith, Belief, and the Problem of Evil

    Apr 12, 2017

    University of Notre Dame Professor Robert Audi is the guest speaker for the inaugural Lecture in Philosophy.

  • Plan a Retreat at Camp Casey

    Apr 12, 2017

    SPU's conference center on Whidbey Island has special packages for young people, churches, and sports teams.

  • Thinking About Seminary?

    Apr 11, 2017

    If you’ve ever wondered whether seminary was for you, join Seattle Pacific Seminary for Immersion on April 20.

  • FAFSA Deadline May 1

    Apr 10, 2017

    Students: File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now for your best financial aid offer for the 2017-18 academic year.

  • The World Is Our Parish

    Apr 7, 2017

    For the annual Weter Lecture, Theology Professor Daniel Castelo examines the question, “What would be involved for western Christians to change course and truly believe, as they confess, that they are part of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church?”

  • SPU Hosts Gymnastics Championships

    Apr 7, 2017

    The Falcons will compete in the USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Championships, which will be held April 7-9 in Brougham Pavilion.

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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