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.



  • Come Visit Us This Summer

    Jun 10, 2017

    Summer is a great time to visit campus, learn about financial aid and scholarships, and meet students and faculty.

  • Commencement Information

    Jun 9, 2017

    Find out everything you need to know for this week's two graduation exercises.

  • It Begins With Ivy Cutting

    Jun 7, 2017

    Hundreds of graduating seniors and their families take part in SPU’s annual Ivy Cutting ceremony on Friday, June 9.

  • Falcons Forever BBQ

    Jun 5, 2017

    This special event on Friday, June 9, is for the Class of 2017 and their families and also a reunion for the Class of 2016.

  • Interior Design Portfolio Show

    Jun 3, 2017

    The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences hosts the Interior Design Senior Portfolio Show, highlighting the work of graduating seniors.

  • Take a Class This Summer

    Jun 2, 2017

    Summer classes begin Monday, June 12, and several different sessions will be offered.

  • Open House at Camp Casey Conference Center

    Jun 2, 2017

    Seattle Pacific University invites the public to visit the Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island, a historic military fort built at the turn of the 20th century, during their open house on Friday, June 16, 12-4 p.m.

  • World Premiere: "Symphony of Psalms"

    May 31, 2017

    Professor Emeritus of Music Eric Hanson composed “Symphony of Psalms” for the commemoration of SPU's 125th anniversary celebration this year.

  • We Remember

    May 29, 2017

    Alumnus and Marine 1st Lieutenant Nicholas Madrazo ‘05 died September 9, 2008, in Afghanistan.

  • Service at Veterans Memorial Cemetery

    May 26, 2017

    The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drum Corps will perform at the annual Memorial Day service at Evergreen Washelli in Seattle.

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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