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 Caffeinated Community

    Jun 16, 2016

    Coffee fuels the Pacific Northwest. In the latest issue of SPU's Response magazine, find out how SPU people are using the small bean to make a big difference.

  • Statement on Surveillance Video Release

    Jun 14, 2016

    Seattle Pacific University has released an official statement on the release of the June 5, 2014, surveillance videos.

  • Camp Casey Open House

    Jun 13, 2016

    SPU’s conference center on Whidbey Island will host an open house on Friday, June 17. Visitors will get a rare chance to have historians lead them on guided tours of the Colonel’s House and enjoy a talk by SPU Professor of History Bill Woodward.

  • Help the Class of 2016 Restore SPU’s Rare Paintings

    Jun 11, 2016

    The 2016 Senior Gift Committee is raising money to help with the restoration and installation of two rare paintings by African-American artist Charles Ethan Porter, which were recently donated to SPU.

  • Come Visit This Summer

    Jun 10, 2016

    If you’re thinking of applying to SPU, schedule an individual visit or register for a summer visit day on an SPU Friday.

  • Academic All-America

    Jun 9, 2016

    Falcon gymnast Maria Hundley was named the 2016 Women's Academic All-America of the Year for NCAA Division II in the at-large division as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

  • It Begins With Ivy Cutting

    Jun 8, 2016

    Hundreds of graduating seniors and their families take part in SPU’s annual Ivy Cutting ceremony on Friday, June 10.

  • Scholar Athlete of the Year

    Jun 8, 2016

    Falcon soccer player Shayla Page was named the 2016 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.

  • Coach of the Year

    Jun 7, 2016

    The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named Falcon Coach Karl Lerum as its West Region women's outdoor Coach of the Year.

  • Falcons Forever BBQ

    Jun 6, 2016

    This special event on Friday, June 10, is for the Class of 2016 and their families and also a reunion for the Class of 2015.

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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