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.



  • It Begins With Ivy Cutting

    May 28, 2019

    Hundreds of graduating seniors and their families take part in SPU’s annual Ivy Cutting ceremony on Friday, June 7. The event will be livestreamed.

  • Students Participate in Memorial Day Service

    May 23, 2019

    The Seattle Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drum Corps will perform at the annual Memorial Day service at the Evergreen Washelli Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Seattle on Monday, May 27, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

  • “EVOLVE” Senior Art Show

    May 22, 2019

    The exhibit now in SPU's Art Center Gallery features the work of 16 visual communications graduating seniors.

  • Camp Casey Open House June 14

    May 21, 2019

    Seattle Pacific's Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island, a historic military fort built at the turn of the 20th century, will host an open house on Friday, June 14.

  • Careers in cybersecurity

    May 16, 2019

    This open house on Wednesday, May 22, is for women considering a graduate degree in cybersecurity. Listen to a panel discussion and learn what it takes to enter this field, challenges facing women in the industry, and finding the right cybersecurity program.

  • Falcons win championship

    May 16, 2019

    For the second straight year, the women’s track and field team won the GNAC championships. Four Falcons will head to the NCAA Division II championship in Texas, May 23–25.

  • Undergraduate Research Conference

    May 7, 2019

    This annual event on Friday, May 10, showcases research and design projects by 180 students, mentored by faculty in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, math, physics, and sociology.

  • Student designer fashion show at MOHAI

    May 7, 2019

    View the future of Seattle fashion at this interactive presentation at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), featuring SPU’s MODE Fashion Group on Friday, May 17.

  • SPU joins other universities to declare Affordable Housing Week, May 13-17

    May 7, 2019

    The presidents of four Seattle-area universities and colleges, including Seattle Pacific University President Dan Martin, have joined forces to declare May 13-17, 2019, as Affordable Housing Week on their campuses.

  • Digital Equity and Inclusion in Seattle

    May 3, 2019

    Come hear what the Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle, and other organizations are doing to close divides related to digital access and digital literacy. This panel discussion on Tuesday, May 7, is hosted by SPU's Information Studies Program and Friends of the Seattle Pacific University Library.

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.