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.



  • Creative Writing

    Sep 30, 2016

    Learn more about the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, and read a message from the new director.

  • Opening Chapel on September 27

    Sep 26, 2016

    The SPU community gathers to celebrate the beginning of a new school year on Tuesday, September 27, 11:10 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

  • Day of Community Service

    Sep 23, 2016

    New students, faculty, and staff will volunteer at more than 25 community service organizations in Seattle on Saturday, September 24.

  • SPU’s Strategic Plan

    Sep 22, 2016

    Learn about Seattle Pacific’s priorities and focus for the coming years in this short video by President Dan Martin.

  • A Financial Aid Success Story

    Sep 18, 2016

    From loans to grants and work study to scholarships, student Cheyenne Moats has worked closely with Student Financial Services to make the most of every opportunity.

  • And the Next President Is…

    Sep 16, 2016

    For this year’s Constitution Day essay, Professor of History Bill Woodward takes a hypothetical look at what might happen if the two front-runners in the 2016 election were not able to win enough votes in the Electoral College.

  • Falcons at Home

    Sep 15, 2016

    The men’s soccer team plays Fort Hays State at Interbay Stadium on Saturday, September 17.

  • Nursing Graduate Programs

    Sep 14, 2016

    The School of Health Sciences offers several nationally-accredited programs for graduate degrees and certifications.

  • Flags at Half Staff

    Sep 11, 2016

    Campus flags are at half staff today for national Patriot Day, the annual memorial to the victims of the 9/11 tragedy.

  • Consider an Off-Campus Job

    Sep 9, 2016

    Student Cody Kilpatrick says take advantage of off-campus jobs found in the vibrant city of Seattle. He did.

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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