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.



  • New Book About SPU’s Founding

    Jan 6, 2017

    Rooted in Mission: The Founding of Seattle Pacific University 1891–1916, reveals a campus and a city poised on the brink of change.

  • One-Year Graduate Business Program

    Jan 2, 2017

    This management program enables students to participate in creating sustainable value and contribute to human flourishing in business, government, and civil society.

  • Youth Discipleship Academy

    Jan 1, 2017

    If you’re a high school student who wants to take the next step in your faith journey, sign up for the School of Theology’s new program.

  • Become a Teacher

    Dec 31, 2016

    Learn how a 49-year old Army veteran became a teacher through a one-year program in the School of Education.

  • What Can You Do With a Math Degree?

    Dec 30, 2016

    Alumni are employed in teaching, data analysis, actuarial work, statistics, legal work, and programming, as well as other areas.

  • A Financial Aid Success Story

    Dec 29, 2016

    From loans to grants and work study to scholarships, student Cheyenne Moats has worked closely with Student Financial Services to make the most of every opportunity.

  • School of Health Sciences

    Dec 28, 2016

    Whether you’re a potential undergraduate or graduate student, the school’s nationally accredited programs open the door to service and professional challenge.

  • Falcons at Home

    Dec 27, 2016

    The next three games for the unbeaten women’s basketball team are at home.

  • Leadership Roles in Education

    Dec 26, 2016

    Education Professor Robin Henrikson discusses the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program.

  • School of Psychology, Family, and Community

    Dec 25, 2016

    SPU’s psychology programs offer learning that is rooted in science, informed by faith, and applied in real-world settings.

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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