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.



  • Leadership Roles in Education

    Dec 26, 2016

    Education Professor Robin Henrikson discusses the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program.

  • School of Psychology, Family, and Community

    Dec 25, 2016

    SPU’s psychology programs offer learning that is rooted in science, informed by faith, and applied in real-world settings.

  • Center for Professional Education

    Dec 19, 2016

    SPU is the largest provider of continuing education credits for teachers in Washington state.

  • Learning to Communicate Well

    Dec 17, 2016

    A degree in communication and journalism can lead to a career in almost any profession.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Dec 17, 2016

    The campus flag is at half-staff in memory of astronaut and former U.S. Senator John Glenn, who died December 8 at the age of 95.

  • Seattle Pacific Seminary

    Dec 15, 2016

    Learn more about the seminary’s unique model of theological education called "Academy, Abbey, and Apostolate."

  • Women’s Basketball at Home

    Dec 14, 2016

    The Falcons host the SPU Classic tournament in Brougham Pavilion, December 16-17. 

  • Students Take Urban Plunge

    Dec 9, 2016

    This five-day immersion experience helps participants learn the stories of Seattle’s homeless and understand the resources available.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Dec 9, 2016

    The campus flag is at half-staff in memory of Tacoma Police Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez, who was killed in the line of duty on November 30.

  • Studying History

    Dec 8, 2016

    The History major and minor programs seek a balanced understanding of world cultures, as well as looking at Christianity’s impact in Western and non-Western settings.

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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