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.



  • 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.

  • Meet Meagan Dooley

    Sep 17, 2014

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

  • Op-ed in The Seattle Times

    Sep 15, 2014

    Senior Research Scientist Rachel Scherr looks at how to encourage girls to study science, technology, engineering, and math.

  • Latest Issue Now Available

    Sep 11, 2014

    Response is a print and online magazine for thoughtful Christians worldwide, rooted in the people, life, and mission of Seattle Pacific.

  • Want to Be a Teacher?

    Sep 10, 2014

    Learn how to earn a teaching certification and a master's degree concurrently in the School of Education's ARC/MAT program.

  • Learn to Speak Chinese

    Sep 9, 2014

    The Department of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics is now offering a course in Mandarin Chinese.

  • Faculty Member Retires

    Sep 7, 2014

    Wayne Johnson, a well-known pianist and professor of music, spent 37 years at SPU and recorded two CDs.

  • Memorial Run for Alumnus

    Sep 6, 2014

    Proceeds from the Jordan Crouch Memorial 5K Run/Walk will go to SPU’s scholarship endowment in his memory.

  • Falcons at Home

    Sep 3, 2014

    The women’s volleyball and soccer teams host home games this week.

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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