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.

  • Graduate Programs in Business

    Mar 21, 2018

    Check out the upcoming events, including the next open house on Wednesday, March 28, and learn about advanced degrees in the School of Business, Government, and Economics.

  • Transfer Open House

    Mar 20, 2018

    If you’ve completed college coursework after high school, plan to attend this afternoon event on Monday, March 26. 

  • Athlete of the Year

    Mar 12, 2018

    Scout Cai, named the NCAA Division II West Region Field Athlete of the Year, placed an All-American fifth in the women's pentathlon at the indoor track and field championships.

  • International Partnerships

    Mar 12, 2018

    Seattle Pacific recently signed memorandums of understanding with several Asian universities and education organizations to explore academic partnerships.

  • Percussion Ensemble Concert

    Mar 5, 2018

    Enjoy an evening of different grooves and sounds with multiple percussion pieces and ethnic drum ensembles. The concert will be livestreamed and is free and wheelchair accessible.

  • Falcons Headed to NCAA Championships

    Mar 5, 2018

    The Falcons will play in the NCAA Division II women's basketball tournament beginning Friday, March 9.

  • Falcons Advance to Semifinals

    Mar 2, 2018

    The men’s and women’s basketball teams are in the GNAC semifinals tonight in Anchorage, Alaska. The men face Western Oregon at 3:15 p.m., and the women’s face Alaska Anchorage at 8:30 p.m.

  • Video: Totem Pole Carver and Culture-Bearer

    Mar 2, 2018

    Alumnus David Boxley ’74, a nationally recognized totem pole carver and a culture-bearer of the Tsimshian indigenous people of southern Alaska, received the Medallion Award from Seattle Pacific. Learn more about David and his work in this short video.

  • Tonight: Symphony Orchestra Concert

    Mar 1, 2018

    The orchestra’s winter concert at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church adjacent to campus will explore a variety of western classical music, from the calculated brilliance of Mozart to the vibrant warmth of Brahms. The concert will be livestreamed and is free and wheelchair accessible.

  • Choirs in Concert March 2

    Feb 28, 2018

    The Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and Women’s Choir will perform their winter concert on Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The concert will be livestreamed, and is free and wheelchair accessible.

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.