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.



  • Falcons in NCAA Tournament

    Mar 11, 2019

    The GNAC champions and No. 2 seed men’s basketball team heads to the NCAA Division II tournament on Friday, March 15. They will face No. 7 seed Chaminade in San Diego.


  • Seattle Pacific Offers Scholarship to Art Institute Students

    Mar 8, 2019

    Seattle Pacific University is offering a special scholarship for students leaving the Art Institute of Seattle, which closed on Friday, March 8.


  • Falcon Men’s Basketball Team in Playoffs

    Mar 7, 2019

    The Falcons (19-6) are the No. 2 seed in the GNAC championships and play in the semifinals on Friday, March 8, in Bellingham.

  • SPU on Regular Schedule for Thursday 2/14/19

    Feb 13, 2019

    SPU plans to operate on its normal schedule on Thursday 2/14/19. 
    Please continue to exercise care when walking or driving near campus as surfaces may be slippery.

  • Late Start for Campus Wednesday 2/13/2019

    Feb 12, 2019

    Due to icy conditions, the campus will open at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13. Classes before 11 a.m. are cancelled.

  • Campus Closed Due to Inclement Weather

    Feb 11, 2019

    All classes and activities have been cancelled for Tuesday, 2/12/2019.

  • Weather-related updates

    Feb 7, 2019

    The SPU campus closed at 12:30 p.m. today due to a snowstorm in the Puget Sound area. For the latest campus weather-related information, check here.

  • Campus on Regular Schedule

    Feb 5, 2019

    Seattle Pacific will resume its regular schedule on Wednesday, February 6.

  • Evening Classes on Regular Schedule. Library Closing at 6 p.m.

    Feb 5, 2019

    Evening classes will be held as scheduled today. The library will close at 6 p.m. The "No Limits, No Boundaries" event honoring local architect Karen Braitmayer has been postponed.

  • Postponed: SPU Honors Local Architect

    Jan 24, 2019

    The No Limits, No Boundaries event on February 5 honoring local architect Karen Braitmayer has been postponed due to icy road conditions. This annual event focuses on increasing campus and community awareness of disability and honoring an individual whose life, spirit, and work reflect their commitment to access, inclusion, and reconciliation.

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.