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.



  • Everything Orientation

    Aug 26, 2016

    New students and their families are welcomed to campus with four days of orientation events beginning September 21.

  • Professor’s Work Featured

    Aug 25, 2016

    Paintings by Professor of Art Laura Lasworth are now on display in an art gallery in Santa Monica, California.

  • Undergraduate Research Symposium

    Aug 24, 2016

    The symposium on Thursday, August 25, highlights research conducted by students and faculty in biology, chemistry, and physics.

  • Crowder in Concert

    Aug 23, 2016

    Grammy-nominated Christian folktronica musician Crowder will perform at SPU on October 8. Tickets are on sale now.

  • Digital Education Leadership

    Aug 18, 2016

    These graduate programs are for educators who want to learn about the ever-changing world of educational technology.

  • Summer Visit Days

    Aug 16, 2016

    Now is the time to visit campus, learn about financial aid and scholarships, and meet students and faculty.

  • Scholar Athlete of the Year

    Aug 15, 2016

    Falcon soccer player Shayla Page was named the 2016 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.

  • Seattle Pacific Seminary

    Aug 14, 2016

    Learn more about the seminary’s unique model of theological education called "Academy, Abbey, and Apostolate."

  • New Film Studies Major

    Aug 13, 2016

    Alumnus Joe Miller ‘13 created a self-designed major in film and is now a film producer in Los Angeles. SPU will offer a new film studies major in September.

  • A One-of-a-Kind Community

    Aug 12, 2016

    You’ll experience life-changing relationships and support only possible in a small, close-knit setting like SPU.

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.

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