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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.



  • Ethics Bowl

    2015 Ethics Bowl

    Apr 16, 2015

    SPU hosts this Independent Colleges of Washington event for students designed to showcase knowledge of applied ethics.

  • Spring Career Fair

    Career Fair Today for Students

    Apr 15, 2015

    Don't miss this chance to meet recruiters, build a professional network, and land a great career or summer position.

  • Dan Price

    Alumnus in New York Times

    Apr 14, 2015

    Gravity Payments C.E.O. Dan Price ’08 made headlines when he announced a new minimum salary for his employees.

  • Social Venture Plan Competition

    A Different Kind of Competition

    Apr 14, 2015

    The Social Venture Plan Competition showcases student teams and their business plans to solve social problems.

  • Euphonium

    Concert Featuring the Euphonium

    Apr 14, 2015

    SPU’s Director of Bands Danny Helseth will perform on the euphonium and trombone during this special concert.

  • Lincoln

    Flags at Half-Staff

    Apr 14, 2015

    Campus flags are lowered for a Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln, who died 150 years ago today.

  • Jennifer McKinney

    Weter Lecture: Sects and Gender

    Apr 13, 2015

    Sociology Professor Jennifer McKinney will look at how culture has shaped gender ideology within the Christian church.

  • Alumna Phyllis Sortor in Chapel

    Apr 12, 2015

    During the weekly Gather service, the Free Methodist missionary to Nigeria will talk about her recent kidnapping and release.

  • gymnastics

    Falcons Finish Third at Nationals

    Apr 12, 2015

    Seattle Pacific takes the bronze for the second straight season at the USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate Championships.

  • New Scholarship Amounts

    Apr 11, 2015

    Seattle Pacific University is announcing a series of increased academic merit, need-based, and constituency scholarships.

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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