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.



  • 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.

  • Outdoor Education Programs

    Sep 1, 2014

    SPU’s Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island provides a unique learning environment for children and adults.

  • Instagram Contest

    Aug 30, 2014

    SPU Summergram is happening now! New undergraduate students, snap your way to campus with this week’s theme.

  • Faculty Member Retires

    Aug 29, 2014

    Students describe Sharon Hartnett, assistant professor of education, as warm, inviting, good-humored, and no-nonsense.

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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