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.



  • A Progressive Constitution?

    Sep 17, 2018

    In honor of Constitution Day on September 17, Professor Emeritus of History Bill Woodward continues his examination of four transformative amendments during the Progressive Era.

  • A “Best National University”

    Sep 10, 2018

    For the third year in a row, Seattle Pacific is the only private university in the Pacific Northwest to make the U.S. News & World Report's Best National Universities list.

  • Flag at Half-Staff

    Aug 27, 2018

    The campus flag is at half-staff in memory of U.S. Senator John McCain, who died on August 25.

  • Meet First Generation College Students and Graduates

    Aug 13, 2018

    In these short videos, six students, alumni, and faculty share their journeys of being the first members of the family to attend college. 

  • Q&A With an Engineering Student

    Aug 13, 2018

    Student Courtney Shaw talks about her experience studying mechanical engineering at SPU and her internship opportunities.


  • How We Talk

    Aug 10, 2018

    What are "discourse markers" in conversation? Is texting a "new language"? Professor Emeritus of Languages and Linguistics Kathryn Bartholomew explains in an interview with local NPR station KUOW.

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.