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.

  • 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.

  • Memorial service for Sarah Pantip Wong

    Apr 30, 2019

    Seattle Pacific University will host a memorial service for student Sarah Pantip Wong on Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Avenue West and adjacent to campus. The service is being planned by SPU’s University Ministries, Faith Bible Church of Seattle, and Sarah’s family and friends. The event will be livestreamed.

  • Statement from the Wong family

    Apr 29, 2019

    We want to thank the communities of Seattle, Washington, and South Pasadena and San Marino, California, and beyond for the tremendous outpouring of love and support we have received in honor of our daughter, Sarah Pantip Wong. Known by many as Sarah and by her family and many others as Pantip, we acknowledge the impact she has had on the people God has placed in her life path. More.

  • Statement on Sarah Wong

    Apr 28, 2019

    We are deeply saddened to confirm that one of our students passed away in the crane accident in Seattle on April 27. Sarah Wong was in a car on Mercer Street when the crane fell. She was a freshman with an intended major in nursing and lived on campus. More.

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.