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.

  • An Evening of Jazz

    Feb 19, 2017

    The Jazz Ensemble will perform Tuesday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. in Nickerson Studios. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Alumni Couple Receive SPU Medallion Award

    Feb 18, 2017

    Eric and Jennifer Best received the Seattle Pacific University Alumni Medallion Award during Homecoming and Parents Weekend.

  • A Falcon Academic Record

    Feb 16, 2017

    Nine Falcons were named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Academic women's basketball team. This is the highest number of SPU athletes placed on any all-academic team.

  • Welcome, Gerard Schwarz

    Feb 15, 2017

    Join the Music Department as they welcome Seattle Symphony Conductor Laureate Gerard Schwarz to Nickerson Studios on Thursday, February 16, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Race and Place

    Feb 15, 2017

    Associate Professor of Missiology David Leong reads from his new book, Race and Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation, at the library's next Creative Conversations event.

  • SPU, World Relief Host Public Forum on Refugee Advocacy

    Feb 13, 2017

    SPU and World Relief will co-host a public forum on Wednesday, February 15, to discuss current events surrounding refugees and immigrants coming to the United States.

  • SPU Alumnus of the Year

    Feb 10, 2017

    Jeff Hussey '83 is honored for his innovative work in cybersecurity, development of a revolutionary anti-hacking software, and for his philanthropy to improve life for millions in Central America. He was also instrumental in establishing not one but two tech start-ups.

  • Local Falcon Competition

    Feb 9, 2017

    Men's and women's basketball and the men's and women's track and field compete this week on campus and at the University of Washington.

  • An Ideal Husband

    Feb 8, 2017

    The SPU Theatre Department presents this Oscar Wilde comedy that tackles themes of blackmail, corruption, and potential scandals.

  • How to Fail as an Artist

    Feb 7, 2017

    Associate Professor of Music Brian Chin will talk about his new book and research on lifelong talent development and art creation with a social consciousness.

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.