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.



  • Reed, Falcons Honored

    Mar 18, 2015

    Chris Reed wins Assistant Coach of the Year, and several Falcon athletes earn All-Region honors. 

  • A Teaching Passion

    Mar 16, 2015

    Education faculty member Jill Heiney-Smith helps place student teachers in culturally diverse settings.

  • Falcons Advance in Playoffs

    Mar 13, 2015

    The men’s and women’s basketball teams advance in the first round of the NCAA Division II West Regional tournament.

  • Welcome, Future Scientists!

    Mar 13, 2015

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

  • Theology Professor Wins Award

    Mar 12, 2015

    Priscilla Pope-Levison's book about women evangelists is recognized by the Wesleyan Theological Society.

  • Hackers, Spies, and Freedom

    Mar 11, 2015

    Keith Alexander, the former director of the National Security Agency, comes to SPU for a special lecture on cybersecurity.

  • 100 Years Ago Today

    Mar 10, 2015

    University Archivist Adrienne Meier researches how Seattle Seminary became Seattle Pacific College on March 10, 1915.

  • Falcons in NCAA Playoffs

    Mar 9, 2015

    The men’s and women's basketball teams are in the NCAA Division II West Region tournament beginning Friday.

  • SPU on KING-TV

    Mar 6, 2015

    The local NBC affiliate interviewed members of the SPU and Tent City 3 communities about life as neighbors.

  • Freedom for Kidnapped Alumna

    Mar 6, 2015

    The SPU community is thankful for the release of Phyllis Sortor, and for the many people who worked to secure her freedom.

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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