News

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.



  • “Into the Woods”

    May 3, 2017

    The SPU Theatre Department presents this Stephen Sondheim musical about a childless couple and their interactions with a witch who has put a curse on them, told through the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel.

  • Falcons Make All-Academic Team

    May 2, 2017

    Six Seattle Pacific gymnasts, including four-time All-American Kristi Hayashida, were named to the 2017 conference all-academic team by the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

  • Piano Faculty Concert

    May 1, 2017

    In celebration of Seattle Pacific University’s 125 anniversary, the keyboard faculty will present an evening of musical masterpieces written during the year 1891.

  • The History of Scripture at SPU

    Apr 28, 2017

    Building on Howard Snyder’s historical book on Seattle Pacific’s founding, Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies Rob Wall will talk about the purposeful pairing of Scripture’s instruction with Seattle Pacific’s mission during the annual Walls Lecture.

  • A Musical Showcase

    Apr 27, 2017

    To celebrate SPU’s 125 anniversary, the Music Department will feature finalists from the SPU Concerto Competition, along with the Jazz Ensemble, Brass Choir, and a preview of music from Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

  • Poet Mischa Willett

    Apr 26, 2017

    SPU’s writing instructor will read from his new book of poems during the annual Gates Reading, named for Professor Emerita of English Fan Mayhall Gates.

  • Celebration of Service

    Apr 25, 2017

    On Thursday, April 27, the SPU community will gather to honor faculty and staff who are celebrating milestone years of commitment and service.

  • John Perkins in Chapel

    Apr 22, 2017

    The co-founder of SPU’s John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development and the author of the new book Dream with Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win returns to campus for his annual lecture.

  • Autism Lectures, Resource Fair

    Apr 21, 2017

    This special event features discussions from experts and families living with autism and a resource fair to connect individuals who have ASD and their families with community programs in Washington state.

  • Professor on KNKX

    Apr 21, 2017

    Bruce Congdon, dean of the division of STEM and social sciences, talks to local public radio station KNKX about why he is participating in the March for Science.

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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