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.



  • Seattle Pacific reaches out to Concordia University-Portland students

    Feb 13, 2020

    Seattle Pacific University will offer students at Concordia University-Portland special scholarships and an expedited application process to help them finish their degrees. Eligible Concordia undergraduate students can receive up to $7,000 in transfer scholarships if they apply by April 1. Concordia, located in northeast Portland and one of the largest private universities in Oregon, announced this week that they will cease operations in May 2020 in addition to other merit and need-based financial aid. 

  • Tech Camps for high school students

    Jan 27, 2020

    SPU’s Department of Engineering and Computer Science offers on-campus summer day camps for 9th–12th graders (as of autumn 2020). Students can jump-start a tech career at hands-on programs focused on video game creation, mechatronics and 3D printing, and programming fundamentals. No coding experience necessary. They’ll earn college credit and a $1,000 SPU scholarship. Learn more and register.

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.