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.

  • Record Number of Fulbright Scholars

    Jul 20, 2018

    A record number of Seattle Pacific University students and alumni received Fulbright awards to study abroad this year.

  • Falcon Youth Sports Camps

    Jul 15, 2018

    It’s not too late to register for summer camps in youth soccer, basketball, running, volleyball, and gymnastics.

  • Social Justice and Cultural Studies Major

    Jul 13, 2018

    In this major, students will study culture, representation, and power in order to analyze social formations — such as gender, race, class, sexuality — and explore forms of protest, resistance, and social change. The approach to this field will be informed by Christian theologies of social justice.

  • Remembering the Rev. Billy Graham

    Jul 10, 2018

    This extraordinary man of faith who engaged the culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ and truly changed the world received an honorary doctorate from Seattle Pacific in 1954.

  • STEM and Social Sciences

    Jul 6, 2018

    Learn about our programs in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, engineering and computer science, mathematics, physics, family and consumer sciences, and sociology.

  • Learn About Graduate Business Programs

    Jul 5, 2018

    Information sessions will be held July 11 and 12 on campus and offer a detailed view of the programs and admission process.

  • SPU Welcomes Special Olympics USA Games

    Jul 2, 2018

    Brougham Pavilion will be the site for the gymnastics competition, July 3-5.

  • Alumni Medallion Award Recipient Joshua Van Eaton

    Jun 27, 2018

    Legal counsel and trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Josh was head of the legal team that successfully prosecuted Volkswagen for auto emissions fraud.

  • Seattle Pacific Increases Partnerships With International Universities

    Jun 25, 2018

    SPU recently signed memorandums of understanding with several Asian universities and education organizations to explore academic partnerships.

  • A Unique Retreat Location for Sport Camps

    Jun 22, 2018

    Seattle Pacific University’s conference center on Whidbey Island offers acres of versatile and well-groomed field space for sport team retreats.

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.