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.

  • 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.

  • Welcome back, Dr. John Perkins

    Apr 25, 2019

    The co-founder of SPU’s John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development and the author of the new book One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love returns to campus for two lectures on Tuesday, April 30.

  • Flag at half-staff

    Apr 24, 2019

    Campus flags staff are at half-staff in honor of Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin DeRosier, who died in the line of duty on April 13.

  • Falcon Wins National Title

    Apr 15, 2019

    Gymnast Darian Burns won the gold medal in the all-around competition and two silver medals in individual events at the recent USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships. With one more year to compete, she has now won 10 All-America certificates and two national titles.

  • Flag at half-staff

    Mar 28, 2019

    The campus flag is at half-staff in memory of Kittitas County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Thompson, who was killed in the line of duty on March 19, 2019. 

  • Falcons in NCAA Tournament

    Mar 11, 2019

    The GNAC champions and No. 2 seed men’s basketball team heads to the NCAA Division II tournament on Friday, March 15. They will face No. 7 seed Chaminade in San Diego.

  • Seattle Pacific Offers Scholarship to Art Institute Students

    Mar 8, 2019

    Seattle Pacific University is offering a special scholarship for students leaving the Art Institute of Seattle, which closed on Friday, March 8.

  • Falcon Men’s Basketball Team in Playoffs

    Mar 7, 2019

    The Falcons (19-6) are the No. 2 seed in the GNAC championships and play in the semifinals on Friday, March 8, in Bellingham.

  • SPU on Regular Schedule for Thursday 2/14/19

    Feb 13, 2019

    SPU plans to operate on its normal schedule on Thursday 2/14/19. 
    Please continue to exercise care when walking or driving near campus as surfaces may be slippery.

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.