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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.

MFT Training Seminars

Seminars for Health and Mental Health Professionals
October 2019–May 2020

These seminars offered by SPU’s Medical Family Therapy program cover the core concepts needed for psychotherapists to collaborate successfully with physicians. Topics covered will include: brief history of medicine, the new paradigm emerging in medicine, primary care vs. specialty care, continuity of care, core skills in collaboration, review of models of best practice, complex cases and high medical utilization,and the medical home. CEU credit is available.

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Urinetown: The Musical
January 30–February 8, 2020

The SPU Theatre Department presents this award-winning musical which hilariously critiques the legal system, capitalism, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself. 

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Visiting Artist: Joseph Daley
Friday, January 31, 2020

The Music Department is proud to present the 2020 Schoenhals Visiting Artist Joseph Daley. A composer, teacher, and musician, Daley is recognized as one of America’s jazz elders. He will perform his seminal work, “The Seven Deadly Sins,” at the concert along with other original music. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Nickerson Studios adjacent to campus, and is free and wheelchair accessible.


"World Domination and Universal History"
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Universal history, an attempt to cover all times and places with a written work, is often a response to attempts at world domination, either to describe what has been conquered or what remains independent. In his annual lecture, Owen Ewald, C. May Marston Assistant Professor of Classics, will discuss several ancient examples from Greek, Roman, Jewish, and Chinese historians. 

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No Limits, No Boundaries
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

SPU’s Disability Support Services presents this annual event focused on increasing campus and community awareness of disability. This year's event includes an evening of films and discussion regarding diversity and inclusion of various types of abilities. Light refreshments will be served. Contact dss@spu.edu for accommodations. The event will be held in Nickerson Studios, 5:30–7 p.m.

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Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The chamber recital concert showcases the variety of small ensembles at SPU. Featured groups range from chamber brass to flute ensembles, from a saxophone ensemble to a string quartet. The concert will be in Nickerson Studios near campus beginning at 7:30 p.m. and is free and wheelchair accessible.

Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

This winter concert features music throughout the history of jazz. Directed by Dan Kramlich, instructor of jazz history and jazz piano, the concert will be in Nickerson Studios beginning at 7:30 p.m. It is free and wheelchair accessible.

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Seattle Pacific Seminary Discernment Weekend
February 21-22, 2020

If you’ve ever wondered about seminary, come to a special event and explore your calling and vocation.

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Wind Ensemble Concert  
Friday, February 21, 2020

The concert centers on the only band work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici: "In Wartime." Written in New York City during the time between 9/11 and the spring of 2002, this piece reflects the various complex emotions that surround a nation preparing for war. The Music Department continues to showcase music by women and minorities, and the concert's repertoire also includes Carl Nishimura's "Chasing Sunlight" and Kevin Day's "Simmering Sunshine." The concert, directed by Assistant Professor of Music Danny Helseth, the concert will be held in First Free Methodist Church adjacent to campus, beginning at 7:30 p.m, and is free and wheelchair accessible.

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Symphony Orchestra Concert
Thursday, February 27, 2020

In honor of African American Heritage Month, this concert will explore the dance music of black composers throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in First Free Methodist Church adjacent to campus. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The concert features a variety of chamber ensembles from the percussion studio, ranging from multiple percussion pieces to ethnic drum ensembles. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in First Free Methodist Church adjacent to campus. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.


Chamber, Concert, and Women’s Choirs Concert
Friday, March 6, 2020

Don't miss an evening of beautiful choral music performed by three outstanding choirs. The Chamber and Concert Choirs are directed by Director of Music Ryan Ellis, and the Women's Choir is led by Instructor of Voice Beth Ann Bonnecory. The concert will be held in First Free Methodist Church adjacent to campus, beginning at 7:30 p.m. It is free and wheelchair accessible.

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An evening with Peggy Noonan
Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Wall Street Journal and bestselling author of nine books on American politics, history, and culture will talk about her career and today's political climate. She comes to Seattle for SPU's invitation-only Downtown Business Breakfast on April 3. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons on campus. Watch for more information in the coming months.

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Parking and Directions

Guests may park in campus commuter parking lots (with the exception of the S lot) after 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and anytime Saturday and Sunday. Parking is also available on local residential streets as marked.

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Seattle Pacific University is committed to providing equal access and reasonable accommodation in its programs for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Support Services office in advance of the event at 206-281-2272, TTY 206-281-2224, or dss@spu.edu.