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 Advance to Semifinals

    Mar 2, 2018

    The men’s and women’s basketball teams are in the GNAC semifinals tonight in Anchorage, Alaska. The men face Western Oregon at 3:15 p.m., and the women’s face Alaska Anchorage at 8:30 p.m.

  • Video: Totem Pole Carver and Culture-Bearer

    Mar 2, 2018

    Alumnus David Boxley ’74, a nationally recognized totem pole carver and a culture-bearer of the Tsimshian indigenous people of southern Alaska, received the Medallion Award from Seattle Pacific. Learn more about David and his work in this short video.

  • Tonight: Symphony Orchestra Concert

    Mar 1, 2018

    The orchestra’s winter concert at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church adjacent to campus will explore a variety of western classical music, from the calculated brilliance of Mozart to the vibrant warmth of Brahms. The concert will be livestreamed and is free and wheelchair accessible.

  • Choirs in Concert March 2

    Feb 28, 2018

    The Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and Women’s Choir will perform their winter concert on Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The concert will be livestreamed, and is free and wheelchair accessible.

  • Tonight! Multicultural Night of Worship

    Feb 28, 2018

    The student group Catalyst presents this special night where people from diverse cultures and backgrounds express how they worship and experience Jesus in their lives.

  • TC3, SPU in The New York Times

    Feb 27, 2018

    Our former neighbors, Tent City 3, are featured in today's New York Times. The story profiles several TC3 residents during their recent stay on our campus, and looks at the problem of homelessness in the Seattle area.

  • Black Vespers

    Feb 26, 2018

    The SPU Gospel Choir will present an evening of prayers, black spirituals, and ecumenical readings in honor of Black History Month on Tuesday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist ChurchThe concert will be livestreamed, and is free and wheelchair accessible.

  • Take a 360 Video Tour of SPU

    Feb 25, 2018

    Step inside some of our favorite places on campus — and explore the action from every angle.

  • Falcons at Home

    Feb 22, 2018

    Don’t miss the last home games for the men’s and women’s basketball teams this week. The gymnastics team faces two opponents on Friday.

  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert

    Feb 21, 2018

    The winter concert on Friday, February 23, will feature music composed by women.

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.