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.



  • New Book About SPU’s Founding

    Aug 16, 2017

    Rooted in Mission: The Founding of Seattle Pacific University 1891–1916, reveals a campus and a city poised on the brink of change.

  • Consider a Degree in Philosophy

    Aug 15, 2017

    When you study philosophy at SPU, you'll learn to see connections between different fields of thought such as science, religion, and ethics.

  • New CE Courses

    Aug 14, 2017

    The School of Business, Government, and Economics has several new continuing education professional certificate courses launching Autumn Quarter. Many involve just two quarters of night classes and have no prerequisites.

  • Graduate Programs for Educators

    Aug 7, 2017

    SPU’s School of Education offers advanced programs for working professionals which focus on developing competence, character, leadership, and service in educators.

  • Add Outdoor Education to Your Retreat

    Aug 5, 2017

    SPU’s Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island is a unique location to learn about beach, wetlands, and forest environments.

  • A Degree in Physics

    Aug 4, 2017

    Physics studies the changes, interactions, and properties of matter and energy and strongly influences humankind’s understanding of nature.

  • Falcons Earn Academic Awards

    Aug 1, 2017

    The men's and women's track and field teams have been honored for academic success by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

  • Considering Seminary?

    Aug 1, 2017

    Seattle Pacific Seminary’s “Discernment Weekend” is for those considering graduate degrees in theology.

  • School of Psychology, Family, and Community

    Jul 31, 2017

    SPU’s psychology programs offer learning that is rooted in science, informed by faith, and applied in real-world settings.

  • Life at SPU: A Video

    Jul 29, 2017

    There's a lot to see and do when you live on campus. Student Alec Whitmore '16 created this short video about life at 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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