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.



  • Students Win Competition

    Nov 5, 2016

    The team won the recent Social Venture Partners Seattle Fast Pitch College Track competition with their design for a date rape drug detection device in a phone case.

  • Falcons Advance to Finals

    Nov 3, 2016

    For the fourth straight season, the women’s soccer team advances to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship game.

  • Students in Honors Research Symposium

    Nov 3, 2016

    Two biology students will represent SPU in the annual Honors NW Research Symposium, which will be held on campus November 5.

  • Last Home Game for Men’s Soccer

    Nov 3, 2016

    Graduating seniors on the men’s soccer team will be honored during the last home game of the regular season on Saturday, November 5.

  • Choirs in Concert

    Nov 2, 2016

    The Chamber and Concert Choirs join the Men's and Women's Choirs for a special evening of music on Friday, November 4.

  • Creative Conversations with Professor Daniel Castelo

    Nov 1, 2016

    The Library’s next event features a discussion about Pentecostalism as a Christian mystical tradition.

  • The 125th Anniversary Issue

    Oct 27, 2016

    SPU’s magazine takes a look at the beginning of Seattle Pacific and the men and women who shaped the institution’s vision.

  • Falcons at Home

    Oct 26, 2016

    The women’s volleyball team plays two home matches this week.

  • Researching History

    Oct 26, 2016

    SPU Archivist Adrienne Meier talks about her research for the new book Rooted in Mission: The Founding of Seattle Pacific University 1891–1916 as part of the Library’s Creative Conversations series. 

  • Chapel Series: Civic Engagement

    Oct 24, 2016

    Lisa Sharon Harper, chief church engagement officer for Sojourners and author of The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right, is the guest speaker at the next chapel on Tuesday, October 25.

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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