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For What It’s Worth

Rising college costs and student debt make flashy headlines, but research demonstrates that higher education remains a strong investment. We dig into the numbers and ask, “Is college worth it?”

Side by Side

Education is more than transferring information from brain to brain. Find out how one faculty member guides her students’ learning through relationships.


Can Character Be Measured?

Why I Teach

Seattle Pacific University professors bring unique skills and methods of teaching into the classroom. Here, faculty members reflect on why they do what they do.

Embark With Christ ...

Every autumn, through gathering together and prayer, SPU commits to another year of grace-filled community. See how photographers captured the beginning-of-year rituals that — this year — included the dedication of Arnett Hall, SPU’s newest residential building.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Recent SPU graduates are thinking creatively about how to make the leap from education to career. Follow a few of their journeys here.


The World Acting Globally

At the Tuscan Table

SPU Students Explore Italy’s Sustainable Food Production in New Study Abroad Program


A Paradise for Polyglots

The City Urban Perspectives

Urban Thinker

Downtown Business Leader Kip Spencer ’89 Aims to Help Students Network


Professional Learning Communities

The Bible & Theology Toward Christian Maturity

Christ in Comics

Graduate Students Help to Expand Manga Bible’s Global Reach


Creation and Care
Journey Through God’s Word with Lectio

Arts & Culture Faithful Creativity

Beauty Illuminated

Housed at SPU, Image Journal Celebrates 25 Years of “Art, Faith, and Mystery”

Athletics The Scholar-Athlete

Clothed in Grace

Former Falcon Gymnast Coaches Well-Dressed Athletes


Autumn Sports Update

Alumni A World Community

Stately and Eccentric

Alexander Hall, Academic Center: Home to Deep Conversations — and a Few Quirks


Alumnus of the Year: Pastor on the Street
Young Alumna of the Year: Championing a Healthy World
A Campus Stroll With Bryan Jones

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Web Features & Updates

Ferguson and the Future

In the wake of violence and protest in Ferguson, Missouri, SPU faculty and staff members have written and preached about Christian responses to race and injustice. Read what they have to say.

View Arnett

View photos of Arnett Hall, SPU’s newest building, and discover how its first residents are making new traditions.

Web Exclusives

Extra Response features, updates, and picture galleries that you will find only online.

Response OnScreen

Response film reviews, filmmaker interviews, and personal reflections on cinema.