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.

  • Black Student Union BBQ and Night of Beats

    May 25, 2017

    The Black Student Union will host its second annual BBQ on Friday, May 26, 3-5 p.m. in Martin Square. The event will be followed by the Night of Beats in Upper Gwinn.

  • Memorial Day Ceremony on May 25

    May 24, 2017

    This annual event will be held in Tiffany Loop at the flagpole on Thursday, May 25, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

  • Consider a Sociology Degree

    May 23, 2017

    Students in this major find jobs in government, business, industry, private research agencies, and many other fields.

  • Multicultural Night of Worship

    May 22, 2017

    This student-led event, filled with diverse expressions of worship, prayer, and dance, is Tuesday, May 23, 7-8 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church adjacent to campus.

  • Blinking Lights on the Great Wheel?

    May 19, 2017

    SPU is marking its 125 anniversary with a special light show on the Seattle Great Wheel on Sunday, May 21. What do the blinking lights mean?

  • Celebrating Two Quasquicentennials

    May 19, 2017

    An op-ed by President Dan Martin and Seattle University President Steven Sundborg was published in the Puget Sound Business Journal. Both institutions are marking their 125 anniversary.  (A subscription is required to read the full article.) 

  • SPU, SU Announce Support for Affordable Housing Week

    May 16, 2017

    The presidents of Seattle Pacific University and Seattle University, Dr. Daniel J. Martin and Steven V. Sundborg, S.J., have declared May 15-22, 2017, as Affordable Housing Week on their campuses. They join the City of Seattle, King County, and 18 local cities in affirming the need for affordable housing.

  • A Professor's “Last Lecture”

    May 15, 2017

    SPU’s Ivy Honorary presents “The Last Lecture of Professor Roger Feldman” on Wednesday, May 17, 6 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150.

  • Undergraduate Research Conference

    May 11, 2017

    Students present their research in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics.

  • Student Fashion Show

    May 11, 2017

    SPU MODE Fashion Group's annual Spring Fashion Show features student designers' collections modeled by SPU students. This year, students have designed items specifically for local retailers.

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.