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.



  • 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.

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

    Dec 7, 2016

    The MA-TESOL program will prepare you for service and leadership in teaching English as an additional language.

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor

    Dec 7, 2016

    Campus flags are at half-staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

  • Engineering and Computer Science

    Dec 5, 2016

    Graduates in this program serve God and others by developing real solutions to real problems; lead teams to design creative, sustainable systems; and engage the world by understanding what people need and how to help them.

  • Graduate Programs at SPU

    Dec 4, 2016

    Learn more about Seattle Pacific's 45 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and dual degree programs.

  • Looking for a Retreat Location?

    Dec 3, 2016

    Groups choose SPU’s Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island not only for its beautiful location next to Puget Sound, but for its well-equipped meeting spaces, food service, and lodging at a modest cost.

  • Men’s Basketball at Home

    Dec 2, 2016

    Seattle Pacific faces Western Washington on Saturday, December 3, 7 p.m. in Brougham Pavilion.

  • Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics

    Nov 30, 2016

    Studying a foreign language or linguistics will help you better understand and appreciate the rich diversity of world languages and cultures, both ancient and modern.

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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