News

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.



  • A “Best National University”

    Nov 6, 2017

    For the second year in a row, Seattle Pacific is the only private university in the Pacific Northwest to make the U.S. News & World Report's Best National Universities list.

  • Jazz and Percussion Concert

    Nov 5, 2017

    The Jazz Ensemble joins the Percussion Ensemble for a concert on November 7 featuring traditional, be-bop, and contemporary music.

  • Resources for Veterans, Dependents

    Nov 4, 2017

    SPU offers financial, academic, and social support to veterans, including participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Nov 4, 2017

    Campus flags are at half-staff in memory of Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims, who died of injuries he sustained in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan last week.

  • Discover the John Perkins Center

    Nov 3, 2017

    The Center is a first of-its-kind partnership between the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation, SPU, and Christian community leaders.

  • Choirs in Concert

    Nov 2, 2017

    The Chamber and Concert Choirs join the Men's and Women's Choirs for a special evening of music on Friday, November 3.

  • Falcons in Semi-Finals TODAY

    Nov 2, 2017

    The women’s soccer team, currently seeded No. 3, face No. 2 Western Washington in the semi-finals of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament championship today at 4 p.m. in Portland.

  • Graduate Programs at SPU

    Oct 28, 2017

    Learn more about Seattle Pacific's 44 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and dual degree programs.

  • Senior Night for Falcons

    Oct 25, 2017

    The men’s and women’s soccer teams play their last regular season home games this week, and graduating seniors will be honored.

  • Why We Do This? It’s A Matter of Faith

    Oct 23, 2017

    Local advocates will talk about why they work to address homelessness on Thursday, October 26, 11:10 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. SPU will host Tent City 3, a self-managed homeless community, for a three-month stay beginning in November.

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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