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.

  • “Beyond the One Night Count”

    Feb 3, 2015

    Learn how to get involved in issues surrounding homelessness by attending an advocacy training forum on February 4.

  • Deadlines Approaching

    Feb 2, 2015

    If you’re applying to one of SPU’s 40 graduate programs, review this list of application deadlines.

  • Don’t Miss It!

    Feb 1, 2015

    The public is invited to campus for a series of upcoming lectures, concerts, theatre productions,
    and more.

  • Therapists and Physicians

    Jan 31, 2015

    The Medical Family Therapy program hosts training seminars for health and mental health professionals.

  • "Come All Ye Songsters"

    Jan 28, 2015

    Don't miss a special concert with adjunct music faculty member Catherine Haight, soprano, and piano accompanist Emily Witt.

  • King Lear

    Jan 27, 2015

    The SPU Theatre presents this famous Shakespeare tragedy about a fictional king and powers of good and evil.

  • Thinking About Ministry?

    Jan 25, 2015

    Seattle Pacific Seminary’s Discernment Weekend is a time for prayer and discussions about a future in ministry.

  • Milton Fellow Dyana Herron

    Jan 24, 2015

    The author will read from her current work of creative nonfiction about her hometown and family.

  • Considering SPU?

    Jan 23, 2015

    Prospective students, newly admitted students, and parents are invited to a dessert reception on campus January 26.

  • Value of a University Education?

    Jan 23, 2015

    SPU’s Response magazine digs into the numbers and answers the question, “Is college worth it?”

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.