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.



  • Digital Education Leadership

    Sep 27, 2014

    This new graduate program is for educators who want to learn about the ever-changing world of educational technology.

  • SPU Goes Into the Community

    Sep 26, 2014

    More than 800 students, faculty, and staff will take part in a day of community service on Saturday, September 27.

  • Welcome, Students and Families!

    Sep 25, 2014

    We’re glad you’re here at Seattle Pacific! Check out the Orientation website for the complete schedule of events.

  • Program for Freshman Women

    Sep 24, 2014

    Women ROCK is a fun, innovative program for freshman women that helps them make the most out of college.

  • Sacred Sounds of Christmas Tickets

    Sep 23, 2014

    Early-bird tickets are now on sale for SPU’s highly acclaimed downtown choral celebration December 1 at McCaw Hall.

  • Remembering Jennifer Gilnett

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Celebration of Life Service for the director of University Communications will be Tuesday, September 23, at 11 a.m.

  • Parents and Families Welcome!

    Sep 20, 2014

    Orientation 2014 is not just for students. Learn how parents and guests can be involved.

  • Art in the Digital Age

    Sep 19, 2014

    SPU Art Professor Laura Lasworth and other painters reflect on the relevancy of their work to contemporary culture.

  • September 17: Constitution Day

    Sep 17, 2014

    In his annual essay, Professor of History Bill Woodward writes about “the simple brilliance” of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution.

  • Meet Meagan Dooley

    Sep 17, 2014

    Meet 2014 graduate Meagan Dooley, a 2014 Fulbright Scholar teaching English in the Middle East.

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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