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.

  • We Remember

    May 25, 2015

    Alumnus and Marine 1st Lieutenant Nicholas Madrazo ‘05 died September 9, 2008, in Afghanistan.

  • Service at Veterans Cemetery

    May 23, 2015

    The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drum Corps will perform at the annual Memorial Day service at Evergreen Washelli in Seattle.

  • Memorial Day Observance

    May 22, 2015

    The annual campus observance will be Tuesday, May 26, beginning at 12 p.m. at the flag pole in Tiffany Loop.

  • Student Art Show

    May 22, 2015

    Seniors in visual communications design showcase their work in motion, interaction, exhibit design, print, and brand identities.

  • Wind Ensemble Concert

    May 21, 2015

    The concert on May 22 will feature the Flute Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Sax Quartet, and chamber ensembles.

  • Laughing in the Dark

    May 20, 2015

    Author Dyana Herron talks about the advantages and pitfalls of using humor to approach painful or delicate material.

  • “Oh, Coward!”

    May 20, 2015

    SPU’s Theatre Department presents this musical review about the life and work of British legend Noel Coward.

  • Celebrating Faculty Authors

    May 18, 2015

    The event highlights seven new books written by professors in the School of Theology and Seattle Pacific Seminary.

  • Gospel Choir in "Hosea" Oratoiro

    May 18, 2015

    The choir joins student groups, music faculty, and local performers for this special event on May 19.

  • “No Limits, No Boundaries”

    May 17, 2015

    The lecture aims to increase campus and community awareness about perceptions of individuals with disabilities.

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.