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.



  • Take a Class This Summer

    Jul 9, 2016

    SPU offers summer courses for undergraduates and graduates.

  • Campus Prayer Service

    Jul 8, 2016

    The Office of University Ministries will host a time of prayer on Friday, July 8, at 11 a.m. in Alexander Chapel. Join us as we pray for justice, mercy, and reconciliation in our country.

  • New Athletic Director

    Jul 6, 2016

    Jackson Stava from Azusa Pacific University is the new SPU athletic director.

  • Discover the John Perkins Center

    Jul 5, 2016

    The Center is a first of-its-kind partnership between the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation, SPU, and Christian community leaders.

  • A.C.E. and SPU

    Jul 3, 2016

    Learn more about the Associates in Culture Exchange Language Institute and their partnership with Seattle Pacific.

  • Graduate Programs in Business

    Jul 2, 2016

    Each Tuesday during the summer, the School of Business, Government, and Economics will host an open house to answer your questions about applying to graduate school.

  • Former Falcons in Olympic Trials

    Jul 1, 2016

    Former Falcons Jessica Pixler Tebo and McKayla Fricker are competing in the United States Olympic Team Track & Field Trials this weekend.

  • Need a Retreat Location?

    Jun 26, 2016

    For nearly 50 years, SPU's Camp Casey on Whidbey Island has been hosting churches, schools, and other organizations.

  • Youth Sports Camps

    Jun 25, 2016

    The camps are led by Falcon coaches and emphasize individual and team fundamental skills.

  • Meet the Alumnus of the Year

    Jun 23, 2016

    Tim Hanstad ’85 is co-founder and senior advisor of Landesa, a Seattle-based nonprofit that works to secure land rights for the world’s most impoverished.

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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