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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.



  • City Quest

    SPU Goes Into the Community

    Sep 26, 2014

    More than 800 students, faculty, and staff will take part in a day of community service on Saturday, September 27.

  • SPU student with his mother

    Welcome, Students and Families!

    Sep 25, 2014

    We’re glad you’re here at Seattle Pacific! Check out the Orientation website for the complete schedule of events.

  • Women Who ROCK

    Program for Freshman Women

    Sep 24, 2014

    Women ROCK is a fun, innovative program for freshman women that helps them make the most out of college.

  • Sacred Sounds

    Sacred Sounds of Christmas Tickets

    Sep 23, 2014

    Early-bird tickets are now on sale for SPU’s highly acclaimed downtown choral celebration December 1 at McCaw Hall.

  • Jennifer Gilnett

    Remembering Jennifer Gilnett

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Celebration of Life Service for the director of University Communications will be Tuesday, September 23, at 11 a.m.

  • SPU dad with his daughter

    Parents and Families Welcome!

    Sep 20, 2014

    Orientation 2014 is not just for students. Learn how parents and guests can be involved.

  • Art in the Digital Age

    Sep 19, 2014

    SPU Art Professor Laura Lasworth and other painters reflect on the relevancy of their work to contemporary culture.

  • Bill Woodward

    September 17: Constitution Day

    Sep 17, 2014

    In his annual essay, Professor of History Bill Woodward writes about “the simple brilliance” of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution.

  • Meagan Dooley

    Meet Meagan Dooley

    Sep 17, 2014

    Meet 2014 graduate Meagan Dooley, a 2014 Fulbright Scholar teaching English in the Middle East.

  • SPU student with his mother

    Orientation 2014

    Sep 16, 2014

    We are ready to welcome new and transfer students along with their parents and guests to campus on September 25. Register today.

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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