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.

  • SPU Ranked No. 2 for “Best Value”

    Oct 27, 2015

    SPU ranked No. 2 in the category “Best Colleges – Best Value” in the West in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 college rankings.

  • Stargazing From Camp Casey

    Oct 26, 2015

    Students studying astronomy have the opportunity use a telescope at SPU’s conference center on Whidbey Island.

  • Welcome, Orlando Ashford

    Oct 25, 2015

    The president of Holland America Line comes to campus as part of a quarterly event featuring local and regional business professionals.

  • Business Can Change the World

    Oct 24, 2015

    Viewing the purpose of business as more than making a profit is a common theme among many SPU alumni and student entrepreneurs.

  • Inc. Magazine Features Alumnus

    Oct 22, 2015

    The magazine profiles Seattle businessman Dan Price, six months after his announcement of a $70,000 minimum wage for his employees.

  • Creating New Music

    Oct 20, 2015

    Music Professor Stephen Newby discusses an oratorio he composed based on the book of Hosea at the Library's next Creative Conversations event.

  • Visit SPU in October

    Oct 17, 2015

    “SPU Fridays” are designed for prospective students and their parents.

  • Want to Transfer to SPU?

    Oct 15, 2015

    Come to an open house and meet current students who recently transferred, and let the experts evaluate your transcripts.

  • SPU Welcomes Yale University Theology Professor

    Oct 12, 2015

    Seattle Pacific Seminary and the University of Washington Comparative Religion Program present two events with Dr. Willie James Jennings, one of the foremost scholars of race and theology.

  • Serving in Guatemala

    Oct 9, 2015

    Senior nursing students share stories and pictures of their international community health clinical practicum.

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.