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Engage! 2016-17 Public Events

Renowned national and international speakers, some of Seattle's most engaging theatre performances, memorable concerts, outstanding athletic competition. SPU hosts many opportunities for you to connect with others and enrich your life. Explore upcoming events and get involved.


Black Compline
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Join SPU’s Gospel Choir for an evening of prayers, music, and ecumenical readings celebrating Black History Month. The choir is led by Stephen Newby, associate professor of music and well-known composer, conductor, gospel and jazz vocalist, and pianist. The event begins at 9 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to campus.


American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and a professor of law at New York University School of Law, Bryan Stevenson has received national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. He is the guest speaker in chapel at 11:10 a.m. in Brougham Pavilion on campus. Stevenson is the author of the New York Times bestseller and memoir Just Mercy, which personalizes his many fights against injustice. An inspiring and unflinchingly honest speaker, Stevenson will talk about defending some of America’s most rejected and marginalized people. The stories he tells are heartbreaking, yet inspiring, and motivate audiences to make a change. His lecture with Seattle Arts & Lectures series is sold out, so don't miss this opportunity.

School of Business, Government, and Economics

Graduate Business Programs
March 29, 2017

At this open house hosted by the School of Business, Government, and Economics, learn about the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM), and Master of Arts in Human Resources (MAM-HR) programs.

Faculty Concert Series 2016-2017

Musical Masterworks
Sunday, April 2, 2017

Enjoy an afternoon of vocal and instrumental masterworks from the Renaissance and Baroque eras celebrating SPU Music Department’s new organ and highlighting faculty performances. The concert at 4 p.m. in Nickerson Studios will feature faculty members Les Martin, organ; Brian Chin, trumpet; Chérie Hughes, soprano; Dave Krosschell, sackbut, trombone; Danny Helseth, euphonium; Catherine Haight, soprano; Jan Nelson, alto; and Brad Hawkins, cello.

Faculty Concert Series 2016-2017

The Elements
Monday, April 17, 2017

An interactive event featuring SPU Associate Professor of Art Scott Kolbo and the iconoclast band TORCH (Brian Chin, trumpets; Eric Likkel, clarinets; Steve Schermer, double bass; and Ben Thomas, vibes | percussion | bandoneón). The four classical elements of earth, fire, wind, and water will be depicted through music and brought to life with moving canvas imagery. The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

School of Theology Graduate Students

Seattle Pacific Seminary Immersion
Thursday, April 20, 2017

If you’ve ever wondered whether seminary was for you, plan to attend this special day of information, community, classroom participation, and a late night social outing with seminary students.

Year in Review

Read about how we continue to grow and fulfill the high standards of our strategic plan; our high-level academic, athletic, fundraising, and alumni milestones; and the ways in which our students, faculty, and staff are serving our community.