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.



  • Falcons in Championship Meet

    Nov 19, 2015

    The women’s cross country team heads to Missouri for the NCAA Division II national championships.

  • Elephant’s Graveyard

    Nov 18, 2015

    SPU Theatre presents this true story of the tragic results when a struggling circus visits a small town in Tennessee.

  • Dementia Caregiving

    Nov 17, 2015

    At the Library’s next Creative Conversations event, Assistant Professor of Nursing Bomin Shim will discuss her research on spousal dementia caregivers.

  • Alumnus Dan Price Returns to Campus

    Nov 16, 2015

    The founder and CEO of Gravity Payments will talk about his 40-year-goal to help businesses focus on purpose and serving others.

  • Looking for a Retreat Location?

    Nov 14, 2015

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

  • Helping Veterans Heal

    Nov 11, 2015

    Clinical psychology graduates are among the single largest source of interns at VA medical centers in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Serving Veterans at Seattle Pacific

    Nov 10, 2015

    Seattle Pacific University has a long history of supporting and honoring our veterans on and off campus.

  • Upcoming Music Concerts

    Nov 10, 2015

    The SPU Music Department hosts a series of concerts featuring choral and instrumental ensembles and faculty.

  • Global Orphan Nation

    Nov 10, 2015

    Learn about SPU alumni who are working with Deyneka Ministries to establish "a home for every orphan.”

  • Veterans Day Ceremony and Chapel

    Nov 6, 2015

    Due to the many concerns we heard from inside and outside the SPU community, we have changed the Veterans Day ceremonies scheduled for Tuesday, November 10.

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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