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.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Apr 14, 2015

    Campus flags are lowered for a Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln, who died 150 years ago today.

  • Weter Lecture: Sects and Gender

    Apr 13, 2015

    Sociology Professor Jennifer McKinney will look at how culture has shaped gender ideology within the Christian church.

  • Alumna Phyllis Sortor in Chapel

    Apr 12, 2015

    During the weekly Gather service, the Free Methodist missionary to Nigeria will talk about her recent kidnapping and release.

  • Falcons Finish Third at Nationals

    Apr 12, 2015

    Seattle Pacific takes the bronze for the second straight season at the USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate Championships.

  • New Scholarship Amounts

    Apr 11, 2015

    Seattle Pacific University is announcing a series of increased academic merit, need-based, and constituency scholarships.

  • Homelessness Infographics

    Apr 10, 2015

    Senior art students designed print and motion graphics about homelessness in Seattle and around the world.

  • Voices of Autism

    Apr 9, 2015

    The daylong event open to the public features a Community Resource Fair, lectures from leading experts, and more.

  • Gymnasts at National Meet

    Apr 8, 2015

    The Falcons head to Philadelphia for the USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate Championships this week.

  • Cybersecurity Expert Comes to SPU

    Apr 7, 2015

    The former head of the National Security Agency, retired four-star Army General Keith Alexander, comes to campus on April 9.

  • A Music Degree

    Apr 6, 2015

    Music majors can choose from a variety of careers, including church musician, composer, ethnomusicologist, and more.

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.