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.

  • Veterans Day Event November 9

    Nov 7, 2017

    Bill Woodward, professor emeritus of history and a 25-year veteran in the Washington State Army National Guard, will be the guest speaker at SPU’s annual Veterans Day event on Thursday, November 9.

  • A “Best National University”

    Nov 6, 2017

    For the second year in a row, Seattle Pacific is the only private university in the Pacific Northwest to make the U.S. News & World Report's Best National Universities list.

  • Jazz and Percussion Concert

    Nov 5, 2017

    The Jazz Ensemble joins the Percussion Ensemble for a concert on November 7 featuring traditional, be-bop, and contemporary music.

  • Resources for Veterans, Dependents

    Nov 4, 2017

    SPU offers financial, academic, and social support to veterans, including participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Nov 4, 2017

    Campus flags are at half-staff in memory of Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims, who died of injuries he sustained in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan last week.

  • Discover the John Perkins Center

    Nov 3, 2017

    The Center is a first of-its-kind partnership between the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation, SPU, and Christian community leaders.

  • Choirs in Concert

    Nov 2, 2017

    The Chamber and Concert Choirs join the Men's and Women's Choirs for a special evening of music on Friday, November 3.

  • Falcons in Semi-Finals TODAY

    Nov 2, 2017

    The women’s soccer team, currently seeded No. 3, face No. 2 Western Washington in the semi-finals of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament championship today at 4 p.m. in Portland.

  • Graduate Programs at SPU

    Oct 28, 2017

    Learn more about Seattle Pacific's 44 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and dual degree programs.

  • Senior Night for Falcons

    Oct 25, 2017

    The men’s and women’s soccer teams play their last regular season home games this week, and graduating seniors will be honored.

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.