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.



  • “Recreational” Genetics

    Oct 24, 2016

    Dr. Alondra Nelson, author of The Social Life of DNA, is the keynote speaker for SPU’s annual Day of Common Learning on Wednesday, October 26.

  • “Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and the Common Good”

    Oct 23, 2016

    Miroslav Volf, founder and director of Yale Center for Faith and Culture, will discuss the role religion plays in reconciling people from different backgrounds.

  • Be an SPU Student for a Day

    Oct 21, 2016

    Prospective students can visit classes, take a campus tour, hear about the admissions process, meet students and faculty, learn about financial aid, and eat lunch in our award winning dining hall.

  • Graduate Programs in Nursing

    Oct 19, 2016

    Learn about graduate programs offered in the School of Health Sciences at an upcoming open house with faculty and staff.

  • Falcons at Home

    Oct 12, 2016

    The men’s and women's soccer and women's volleyball teams play home games this week.

  • Want to Transfer to SPU?

    Oct 9, 2016

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

  • Crowder in Concert TONIGHT!

    Oct 8, 2016

    Grammy-nominated Christian folktronica musician Crowder will perform at SPU tonight at 7 p.m. Opening the concert will by Evan Egerer and Tedashi. Tickets are still available.

  • Considering Seminary?

    Oct 8, 2016

    Seattle Pacific Seminary’s “Discernment Weekend” is for those considering graduate degrees in theology.

  • Story Pole Rededication

    Oct 7, 2016

    A Tlingit story pole symbolically representing the history and purpose of Seattle Pacific will be rededicated on Saturday, October 8, at 1:30 p.m.

  • It's the Grand Reunion!

    Oct 6, 2016

    It's not too late to attend the biggest alumni gathering in SPU history, October 7-8. Invite your fellow classmates and come back where it all began!

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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