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.



  • Meet the Alumna of the Year

    Jun 13, 2018

    In this short video, Beth Thompson Kawasaki ’81 talks about her passion to help women restart their careers and how it connects to her family and her time at Seattle Pacific.

  • Transfer Open House June 18

    Jun 11, 2018

    If you’ve completed college coursework after high school, plan to attend this afternoon event on Monday, June 18. 

  • Ivy Cutting Featured in Seattle Times

    Jun 8, 2018

    Seattle Times photographer Alan Berner covered Seattle Pacific’s Ivy Cutting on June 8, and a gallery of some of his photos are online. Begun as an "Ivy Planting" ceremony in 1922, this long-honored tradition involves graduating seniors dressed in caps and gowns circling a rope of ivy, surrounded by family, friends, faculty, and staff.

  • New Leadership Studies Minor

    May 30, 2018

    The Leadership Studies minor offers students a holistic view of leadership within various disciplines. Students will explore foundational theories and models, consider personal development, hone tangible skills, and deepen understanding of vocation as a leader for the common good.

  • Senior Student Visual Communication Show

    May 29, 2018

    Works by graduating seniors in visual communication are now on display at the Art Center Gallery. An opening reception will be held Thursday, May 31, 5-7 p.m. at the gallery. The show is titled "Momentum." 

  • Campus Memorial Day Service

    May 28, 2018

    Seattle Pacific’s annual Memorial Day celebration will be Tuesday, May 29, at 12:30 p.m. in Tiffany Loop.

  • Percussion Ensemble Concert

    May 27, 2018

    Enjoy an evening of different grooves and sounds with multiple percussion pieces and ethnic drum ensembles during the Percussion Ensemble concert on May 29. The concert will be livestreamed.

  • Students Participate in Memorial Day Service

    May 25, 2018

    The Seattle Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drum Corps will perform at the annual Memorial Day service at the Evergreen Washelli Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Seattle on Monday, May 28, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

  • Falcons Compete in National Championships

    May 24, 2018

    Senior Mary Charleson, sophomores Scout Cai and Kate Lilly, and freshman Renick Meyer are competing in the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Charlotte, NC., May 24-26. Follow their competitions online!

  • Theatre Department Presents I and You

    May 22, 2018

    The Theatre Department presents Lauren Gunderson’s I and YouMay 22-26 in the Backstage Theatre in McKinley Hall. Assistant Director of Theatre Richard Lorig says, "If you're a fan of books and movies like The Fault In Our Stars or Everything, Everything, then this show is definitely for you."

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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