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.



  • Flag at half-staff

    Mar 28, 2019

    The campus flag is at half-staff in memory of Kittitas County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Thompson, who was killed in the line of duty on March 19, 2019. 

  • 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.

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.