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.

  • Theology Professor Wins Award

    Mar 12, 2015

    Priscilla Pope-Levison's book about women evangelists is recognized by the Wesleyan Theological Society.

  • Hackers, Spies, and Freedom

    Mar 11, 2015

    Keith Alexander, the former director of the National Security Agency, comes to SPU for a special lecture on cybersecurity.

  • 100 Years Ago Today

    Mar 10, 2015

    University Archivist Adrienne Meier researches how Seattle Seminary became Seattle Pacific College on March 10, 1915.

  • Falcons in NCAA Playoffs

    Mar 9, 2015

    The men’s and women's basketball teams are in the NCAA Division II West Region tournament beginning Friday.

  • SPU on KING-TV

    Mar 6, 2015

    The local NBC affiliate interviewed members of the SPU and Tent City 3 communities about life as neighbors.

  • Freedom for Kidnapped Alumna

    Mar 6, 2015

    The SPU community is thankful for the release of Phyllis Sortor, and for the many people who worked to secure her freedom.

  • A Final Celebration

    Mar 4, 2015

    The SPU and Tent City 3 communities will celebrate three months as neighbors at a special event on Thursday, March 5.

  • Falcons in Playoffs

    Mar 4, 2015

    The men’s and women’s basketball teams are in the GNAC playoffs this week.

  • Want to Transfer to SPU?

    Mar 4, 2015

    Come to an open house and meet current students who recently transferred, and let the experts evaluate your transcripts.

  • Symphonic Orchestra Concert

    Mar 3, 2015

    The concert on Thursday, March 5, includes Rachmaninov's “Third Piano Concerto” and Christopher Amico's “First Symphony.”

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.