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.

  • Thinking About Seminary?

    Mar 17, 2016

    If you’ve ever wondered whether seminary was for you, join Seattle Pacific Seminary for Immersion on April 14.

  • Come Visit in April

    Mar 15, 2016

    SPU Fridays include class visits, a student and faculty panel, financial aid sessions, and academic information.

  • Do I Qualify for Scholarships?

    Mar 13, 2016

    Learn more about first-year and transfer student scholarships, and also SPU-specific church match scholarships.

  • Sea Lab at Camp Casey

    Mar 12, 2016

    The lab showcases local marine life and educates guests on the importance of conservation.

  • Falcons in Postseason Play

    Mar 11, 2016

    The men’s basketball team is in the NCAA Division II West Regional tournament, starting today in Monmouth, Oregon.

  • Welcome, Future Scientists!

    Mar 10, 2016

    SPU welcomes more than 100 high school students for the annual Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

  • "Spires"

    Mar 9, 2016

    This exhibition of photographs and sculptures by SPU Art Professor Zack Bent draws from his experiences visiting forest fire land in Washington state.The show ends March 11.

  • Falcon Coach Wins Award

    Mar 8, 2016

    Audra Smith has been named the West Region Women's Assistant Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Mar 8, 2016

    The campus flag is at half-staff in honor of former First Lady Nancy Reagan, who died March 6.

  • Upcoming Music Concerts

    Mar 7, 2016

    The Percussion Ensemble and the Concert and Chamber Choirs will perform this week.

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.