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.

  • Conversations About Race, Diversity, and Reconciliation

    Jan 26, 2018

    Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join a weekly discussion to unpack the intersections and impact of race relations in their stories.

  • Falcons at Home

    Jan 25, 2018

    The women’s gymnastics team hosts a meet with Lindenwood and Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Friday, January 26. 

  • Study Abroad Fair January 26

    Jan 24, 2018

    Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with faculty leaders and partner program representatives about study abroad opportunities. Learn about programs all over the world and options for lots of different majors.

  • Poetry Workshop With Washington State Poet Laureate

    Jan 23, 2018

    Seattle Pacific welcome to campus Claudia Castro Luna for a poetry workshop exploring the idea of home with residents of Tent City 3.

  • Homelessness Advocacy 101

    Jan 22, 2018

    This free workshop by the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness enables participants to learn how to become voices for real and positive investments to help, shelter, and house thousands of people facing homelessness.

  • New Year’s Resolution: Get an Advanced Degree

    Jan 21, 2018

    Learn about Seattle Pacific’s wide range of master’s and doctoral degrees and graduate certificates. 

  • Plan Your 2018 Retreat at Camp Casey

    Jan 20, 2018

    SPU's conference center on Whidbey Island has special packages for young people, churches, and sports teams.

  • College to Career

    Jan 19, 2018

    Whatever your dream career might be, SPU professors, mentors, and faculty advisors will help you develop a personalized plan for how to get there. See all the resources available.

  • Falcon Basketball at Home

    Jan 18, 2018

    The men's and women's basketball teams play home games this week, including a doubleheader on Thursday night.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Jan 17, 2018

    Campus flags staff are at half-staff in honor of Pierce County Deputy Daniel McCartney, who died in the line of duty on January 8. 

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.