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.



  • Last Home Game for Men’s Soccer

    Nov 3, 2016

    Graduating seniors on the men’s soccer team will be honored during the last home game of the regular season on Saturday, November 5.

  • Choirs in Concert

    Nov 2, 2016

    The Chamber and Concert Choirs join the Men's and Women's Choirs for a special evening of music on Friday, November 4.

  • Creative Conversations with Professor Daniel Castelo

    Nov 1, 2016

    The Library’s next event features a discussion about Pentecostalism as a Christian mystical tradition.

  • The 125th Anniversary Issue

    Oct 27, 2016

    SPU’s magazine takes a look at the beginning of Seattle Pacific and the men and women who shaped the institution’s vision.

  • Falcons at Home

    Oct 26, 2016

    The women’s volleyball team plays two home matches this week.

  • Researching History

    Oct 26, 2016

    SPU Archivist Adrienne Meier talks about her research for the new book Rooted in Mission: The Founding of Seattle Pacific University 1891–1916 as part of the Library’s Creative Conversations series. 

  • Chapel Series: Civic Engagement

    Oct 24, 2016

    Lisa Sharon Harper, chief church engagement officer for Sojourners and author of The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right, is the guest speaker at the next chapel on Tuesday, October 25.

  • “Recreational” Genetics

    Oct 24, 2016

    Dr. Alondra Nelson, author of The Social Life of DNA, is the keynote speaker for SPU’s annual Day of Common Learning on Wednesday, October 26.

  • “Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and the Common Good”

    Oct 23, 2016

    Miroslav Volf, founder and director of Yale Center for Faith and Culture, will discuss the role religion plays in reconciling people from different backgrounds.

  • Be an SPU Student for a Day

    Oct 21, 2016

    Prospective students can visit classes, take a campus tour, hear about the admissions process, meet students and faculty, learn about financial aid, and eat lunch in our award winning dining hall.

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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