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.



  • College to Career

    Aug 25, 2017

    Whatever your dream career might be, SPU professors, mentors, and faculty advisors will help you develop a personalized plan for how to get there. See all the resources available.

  • Thank You, Professor Erisman!

    Aug 24, 2017

    Executive in Residence Al Erisman retired after more than 16 years at SPU. Find out more about him and other retiring faculty members, and send them a message.

  • Learn About Graduate Business Programs

    Aug 23, 2017

    Open houses are held each Tuesday on campus and offer a detailed view of the programs and admission process. 

  • New Vice President

    Aug 21, 2017

    Meet Sandra Richards Mayo, SPU’s new vice president of diversity, equality, and inclusion.

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Aug 18, 2017

    Coursework in these programs are balanced between theoretical material and a variety of laboratory experiences.

  • Newby Composes Music for Free Boy

    Aug 17, 2017

    Associate Professor of Music Stephen Newby was commissioned by Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre to compose a children’s musical theatre production based on the novel, Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master.

  • New Book About SPU’s Founding

    Aug 16, 2017

    Rooted in Mission: The Founding of Seattle Pacific University 1891–1916, reveals a campus and a city poised on the brink of change.

  • Consider a Degree in Philosophy

    Aug 15, 2017

    When you study philosophy at SPU, you'll learn to see connections between different fields of thought such as science, religion, and ethics.

  • Graduate Programs for Educators

    Aug 7, 2017

    SPU’s School of Education offers advanced programs for working professionals which focus on developing competence, character, leadership, and service in educators.

  • Add Outdoor Education to Your Retreat

    Aug 5, 2017

    SPU’s Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island is a unique location to learn about beach, wetlands, and forest environments.

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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