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.



  • Visit SPU in April

    Mar 3, 2017

    If you're thinking about applying to Seattle Pacific, sign up for an “SPU Friday” in April. The day includes class visits, campus tour, financial aid information, and a free lunch.

  • Men’s and Women’s Choir Concert

    Mar 2, 2017

    These select vocal ensembles will perform Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

  • Falcons in Playoffs

    Mar 2, 2017

    The women’s basketball team will face Alaska Anchorage on Friday at 2:15 p.m. in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference semifinals.

  • GNAC Freshman of the Year

    Mar 1, 2017

    Falcon forward Tony Miller was named the 2017 Freshman of the Year by the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

  • Symphony Orchestra

    Feb 28, 2017

    This select ensemble of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments will perform Thursday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

  • Black Compline

    Feb 27, 2017

    Join SPU’s Gospel Choir for an evening of prayers, music, and ecumenical readings celebrating Black History Month.

  • Faith in the Visual Age: Can You See God?

    Feb 26, 2017

    Dr. Ralph Watkins from Columbia Theological Seminary will explore how people of faith can share their story in a world wired for story.

  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble

    Feb 23, 2017

    This select ensemble of wind and percussion players will perform Friday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

  • Alumnus Jacob DeShazer’s Road to Redemption

    Feb 21, 2017

    The library’s next Creative Conversations event features a documentary about alumnus Jacob DeShazer '48, World War II Doolittle flyer, POW, and missionary to Japan.

  • Students: Take a NAP on Feb. 22

    Feb 20, 2017

    You can study and have fun at the annual Night Against Procrastination in the library.

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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