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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.



  • SPU student with his mother

    Orientation 2014

    Sep 16, 2014

    We are ready to welcome new and transfer students along with their parents and guests to campus on September 25. Register today.

  • Op-ed in The Seattle Times

    Sep 15, 2014

    Senior Research Scientist Rachel Scherr looks at how to encourage girls to study science, technology, engineering, and math.

  • Photo: SPU sign on campus

    SPU a “Best Value”

    Sep 12, 2014

    U.S. News & World Report's 2015 “America's Best Colleges” issue ranked SPU #4 in the category “Best Value.”

  • Response Summer 2014

    Latest Issue Now Available

    Sep 11, 2014

    Response is a print and online magazine for thoughtful Christians worldwide, rooted in the people, life, and mission of Seattle Pacific.

  • Teacher and Students

    Want to Be a Teacher?

    Sep 10, 2014

    Learn how to earn a teaching certification and a master's degree concurrently in the School of Education's ARC/MAT program.

  • Learn to Speak Chinese

    Sep 9, 2014

    The Department of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics is now offering a course in Mandarin Chinese.

  • Wayne Johnson

    Faculty Member Retires

    Sep 7, 2014

    Wayne Johnson, a well-known pianist and professor of music, spent 37 years at SPU and recorded two CDs.

  • Jordan Crouch

    Memorial Run for Alumnus

    Sep 6, 2014

    Proceeds from the Jordan Crouch Memorial 5K Run/Walk will go to SPU’s scholarship endowment in his memory.

  • Graduate School

    Graduate Programs Open House

    Sep 5, 2014

    Learn about more than 40 graduate programs at an open house on Tuesday, October 1.

  • Sacred Sounds

    Sacred Sounds of Christmas Tickets

    Sep 4, 2014

    Early-bird tickets are now on sale for SPU’s highly acclaimed downtown choral celebration December 1 at McCaw 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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