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.



  • Prestigious Award Named in Honor of Former Student, Coach

    Nov 29, 2016

    The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced that former Falcon standout and coach Doris Brown Heritage as the namesake for the NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year Award.

  • 125 Ones to Watch

    Nov 28, 2016

    Senior Consultant for the U.S. Department of State and alumnus Casey O’Neil ‘09 uses his love of travel and languages to help keep nuclear material out of terrorists’ hands.

  • The Accidental Executive

    Nov 26, 2016

    Executive in Residence Al Erisman talks about his new book and lessons on business, faith, and calling from the life of Joseph in the Old Testament.

  • Come Visit

    Nov 25, 2016

    SPU Fridays include class visits, a student and faculty panel, financial aid information, and lunch in Gwinn Commons.

  • Music Therapy Program

    Nov 24, 2016

    This program is for musicians with a desire to help people cultivate their physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well-being through music.

  • On This Day

    Nov 23, 2016

    On November 23, 1954, evangelist Billy Graham received an honorary doctorate of letters from Seattle Pacific College. The student newspaper The Falcon covered the event.

  • Health and Human Performance

    Nov 21, 2016

    This department offers several majors and minors in health and exercise science.

  • Collaboration Between Therapist and Physician

    Nov 19, 2016

    Professional training seminars offered by SPU’s Medical Family Therapy program provide the latest information on specialized topics.

  • SPU Theatre Presents Eurydice

    Nov 18, 2016

    The SPU Theatre Department presents this modern retelling of the famous Greek love story of Orpheus from the point of view of his wife.

  • Music of the Americas

    Nov 17, 2016

    Don’t’ miss this special evening celebrating SPU music faculty performing works by Albéniz, Bernstein, Thelonious Monk, and others.

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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