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.



  • Engineering and Computer Science

    Dec 5, 2016

    Graduates in this program serve God and others by developing real solutions to real problems; lead teams to design creative, sustainable systems; and engage the world by understanding what people need and how to help them.

  • Graduate Programs at SPU

    Dec 4, 2016

    Learn more about Seattle Pacific's 45 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and dual degree programs.

  • Looking for a Retreat Location?

    Dec 3, 2016

    Groups choose SPU’s Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island not only for its beautiful location next to Puget Sound, but for its well-equipped meeting spaces, food service, and lodging at a modest cost.

  • Men’s Basketball at Home

    Dec 2, 2016

    Seattle Pacific faces Western Washington on Saturday, December 3, 7 p.m. in Brougham Pavilion.

  • Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics

    Nov 30, 2016

    Studying a foreign language or linguistics will help you better understand and appreciate the rich diversity of world languages and cultures, both ancient and modern.

  • Prestigious Award Named in Honor of Former Student, Coach

    Nov 29, 2016

    The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced that former Falcon standout and coach Doris Brown Heritage as the namesake for the NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year Award.

  • 125 Ones to Watch

    Nov 28, 2016

    Senior Consultant for the U.S. Department of State and alumnus Casey O’Neil ‘09 uses his love of travel and languages to help keep nuclear material out of terrorists’ hands.

  • The Accidental Executive

    Nov 26, 2016

    Executive in Residence Al Erisman talks about his new book and lessons on business, faith, and calling from the life of Joseph in the Old Testament.

  • 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.

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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