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.



  • Former Falcons in Olympic Trials

    Jul 1, 2016

    Former Falcons Jessica Pixler Tebo and McKayla Fricker are competing in the United States Olympic Team Track & Field Trials this weekend.

  • Need a Retreat Location?

    Jun 26, 2016

    For nearly 50 years, SPU's Camp Casey on Whidbey Island has been hosting churches, schools, and other organizations.

  • Youth Sports Camps

    Jun 25, 2016

    The camps are led by Falcon coaches and emphasize individual and team fundamental skills.

  • Meet the Alumnus of the Year

    Jun 23, 2016

    Tim Hanstad ’85 is co-founder and senior advisor of Landesa, a Seattle-based nonprofit that works to secure land rights for the world’s most impoverished.

  • Meet Ron Haight

    Jun 22, 2016

    The director of music technology explains the many student projects taking place in SPU’s state-of-the-art music studios.

  • SPU Ranked No. 2 for “Best Value”

    Jun 19, 2016

    SPU ranked No. 2 in the category “Best Colleges – Best Value” in the West in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 college rankings.

  • New Student Advising

    Jun 18, 2016

    These sessions are designed to help you get a head start by meeting with an advisor prior to registering for your first quarter's classes.

  • A Caffeinated Community

    Jun 16, 2016

    Coffee fuels the Pacific Northwest. In the latest issue of SPU's Response magazine, find out how SPU people are using the small bean to make a big difference.

  • Statement on Surveillance Video Release

    Jun 14, 2016

    Seattle Pacific University has released an official statement on the release of the June 5, 2014, surveillance videos.

  • Camp Casey Open House

    Jun 13, 2016

    SPU’s conference center on Whidbey Island will host an open house on Friday, June 17. Visitors will get a rare chance to have historians lead them on guided tours of the Colonel’s House and enjoy a talk by SPU Professor of History Bill Woodward.

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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