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.



  • Professor’s Op-ed Featured in Seattle Times

    Jul 20, 2016

    When tragedy strikes, Professor Emerita Kathleen Braden sends sympathy cards to cities around the world.

  • What Can You Do With a Math Degree?

    Jul 12, 2016

    Alumni are employed in teaching, data analysis, actuarial work, statistics, legal work, and programming, as well as other areas.

  • Our Retiring Faculty Members

    Jul 11, 2016

    Six distinguished faculty members retired this year. Find out more about them, and wish them well by sending in a word of thanks.

  • A Unique Youth Outdoor Education Program

    Jul 10, 2016

    Youth groups visiting SPU’s Camp Casey Conference Center can add Native American storytelling to their retreat agenda.

  • Take a Class This Summer

    Jul 9, 2016

    SPU offers summer courses for undergraduates and graduates.

  • Campus Prayer Service

    Jul 8, 2016

    The Office of University Ministries will host a time of prayer on Friday, July 8, at 11 a.m. in Alexander Chapel. Join us as we pray for justice, mercy, and reconciliation in our country.

  • One-Year Graduate Business Program

    Jul 8, 2016

    This management program enables students to participate in creating sustainable value and contribute to human flourishing in business, government, and civil society.

  • New Athletic Director

    Jul 6, 2016

    Jackson Stava from Azusa Pacific University is the new SPU athletic director.

  • Discover the John Perkins Center

    Jul 5, 2016

    The Center is a first of-its-kind partnership between the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation, SPU, and Christian community leaders.

  • A.C.E. and SPU

    Jul 3, 2016

    Learn more about the Associates in Culture Exchange Language Institute and their partnership with Seattle Pacific.

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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