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.



  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

    Dec 7, 2016

    The MA-TESOL program will prepare you for service and leadership in teaching English as an additional language.

  • A “Best National University”

    Dec 6, 2016

    Seattle Pacific is the only private university in the Pacific Northwest to make the 2017 U.S. News and World Report’s Best National Universities list.

  • Engineering and Computer Science

    Dec 5, 2016

    Graduates in this program serve God and others by developing real solutions to real problems; lead teams to design creative, sustainable systems; and engage the world by understanding what people need and how to help them.

  • Graduate Programs at SPU

    Dec 4, 2016

    Learn more about Seattle Pacific's 45 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and dual degree programs.

  • Looking for a Retreat Location?

    Dec 3, 2016

    Groups choose SPU’s Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island not only for its beautiful location next to Puget Sound, but for its well-equipped meeting spaces, food service, and lodging at a modest cost.

  • Men’s Basketball at Home

    Dec 2, 2016

    Seattle Pacific faces Western Washington on Saturday, December 3, 7 p.m. in Brougham Pavilion.

  • Want to Transfer to SPU?

    Dec 2, 2016

    Come to an open house and meet current students who recently transferred, and let the experts evaluate your transcripts.

  • Graduate Nursing Programs

    Dec 1, 2016

    Learn about graduate programs and the admissions process in the School of Health Sciences during an open house on December 14.

  • Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics

    Nov 30, 2016

    Studying a foreign language or linguistics will help you better understand and appreciate the rich diversity of world languages and cultures, both ancient and modern.

  • Prestigious Award Named in Honor of Former Student, Coach

    Nov 29, 2016

    The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced that former Falcon standout and coach Doris Brown Heritage as the namesake for the NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year Award.

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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