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.



  • Online Guided Bible Reading

    Mar 28, 2016

    The next Lectio series will cover the Book of Hebrews, led by Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies Rob Wall.

  • Just for Admitted Students

    Mar 24, 2016

    This two-day event is a chance to be a part of our community and meet other students who will call SPU home in Autumn 2016.

  • Gymnasts Headed to National Meet

    Mar 21, 2016

    The Falcons will compete in the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships next month in St. Charles, Missouri.

  • Thinking About Seminary?

    Mar 17, 2016

    If you’ve ever wondered whether seminary was for you, join Seattle Pacific Seminary for Immersion on April 14.

  • Come Visit in April

    Mar 15, 2016

    SPU Fridays include class visits, a student and faculty panel, financial aid sessions, and academic information.

  • Do I Qualify for Scholarships?

    Mar 13, 2016

    Learn more about first-year and transfer student scholarships, and also SPU-specific church match scholarships.

  • Sea Lab at Camp Casey

    Mar 12, 2016

    The lab showcases local marine life and educates guests on the importance of conservation.

  • Falcons in Postseason Play

    Mar 11, 2016

    The men’s basketball team is in the NCAA Division II West Regional tournament, starting today in Monmouth, Oregon.

  • Welcome, Future Scientists!

    Mar 10, 2016

    SPU welcomes more than 100 high school students for the annual Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

  • "Spires"

    Mar 9, 2016

    This exhibition of photographs and sculptures by SPU Art Professor Zack Bent draws from his experiences visiting forest fire land in Washington state.The show ends March 11.

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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