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.

  • GNAC Freshman of the Year

    Mar 1, 2017

    Falcon forward Tony Miller was named the 2017 Freshman of the Year by the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

  • Symphony Orchestra

    Feb 28, 2017

    This select ensemble of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments will perform Thursday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

  • Black Compline

    Feb 27, 2017

    Join SPU’s Gospel Choir for an evening of prayers, music, and ecumenical readings celebrating Black History Month.

  • Faith in the Visual Age: Can You See God?

    Feb 26, 2017

    Dr. Ralph Watkins from Columbia Theological Seminary will explore how people of faith can share their story in a world wired for story.

  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble

    Feb 23, 2017

    This select ensemble of wind and percussion players will perform Friday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

  • Alumnus Jacob DeShazer’s Road to Redemption

    Feb 21, 2017

    The library’s next Creative Conversations event features a documentary about alumnus Jacob DeShazer '48, World War II Doolittle flyer, POW, and missionary to Japan.

  • Students: Take a NAP on Feb. 22

    Feb 20, 2017

    You can study and have fun at the annual Night Against Procrastination in the library.

  • An Evening of Jazz

    Feb 19, 2017

    The Jazz Ensemble will perform Tuesday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. in Nickerson Studios. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Alumni Couple Receive SPU Medallion Award

    Feb 18, 2017

    Eric and Jennifer Best received the Seattle Pacific University Alumni Medallion Award during Homecoming and Parents Weekend.

  • A Falcon Academic Record

    Feb 16, 2017

    Nine Falcons were named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Academic women's basketball team. This is the highest number of SPU athletes placed on any all-academic team.

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.