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.

  • Visit SPU in October

    Oct 17, 2015

    “SPU Fridays” are designed for prospective students and their parents.

  • Want to Transfer to SPU?

    Oct 15, 2015

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

  • SPU Welcomes Yale University Theology Professor

    Oct 12, 2015

    Seattle Pacific Seminary and the University of Washington Comparative Religion Program present two events with Dr. Willie James Jennings, one of the foremost scholars of race and theology.

  • Serving in Guatemala

    Oct 9, 2015

    Senior nursing students share stories and pictures of their international community health clinical practicum.

  • Seek Justice, Do Justice, and Sustain Justice

    Oct 6, 2015

    This year's theme for SPU's annual Day of Common Learning explores way to build community in a fragmented society.

  • A Christian Approach to Technology?

    Oct 5, 2015

    Dr. Daryl Tate, an instructional technology scholar, presents two lectures on the topics of content, teaching, technology, and faith.

  • In Case You Missed It

    Oct 3, 2015

    For Constitution Day, Professor of History Bill Woodward examines the history of voting rights in the Constitution and its amendments.

  • We Support UCC

    Oct 1, 2015

    SPU President Dan Martin offers his prayers and support for Umpqua Community College.

  • Christian Social Entrepreneurship

    Oct 1, 2015

    SPU's new program combines business skills with a theological foundation.

  • Women’s Soccer at Home

    Sep 29, 2015

    The Falcons face Western Washington on Thursday and Northwest Nazarene on Saturday.

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.