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.

  • Homelessness Advocacy 101

    Jan 22, 2018

    This free workshop by the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness enables participants to learn how to become voices for real and positive investments to help, shelter, and house thousands of people facing homelessness.

  • New Year’s Resolution: Get an Advanced Degree

    Jan 21, 2018

    Learn about Seattle Pacific’s wide range of master’s and doctoral degrees and graduate certificates. 

  • Plan Your 2018 Retreat at Camp Casey

    Jan 20, 2018

    SPU's conference center on Whidbey Island has special packages for young people, churches, and sports teams.

  • Alumni Medallion Award Recipient Joshua Van Eaton

    Jan 20, 2018

    Legal counsel and trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Josh was head of the legal team that successfully prosecuted Volkswagen for auto emissions fraud.

  • College to Career

    Jan 19, 2018

    Whatever your dream career might be, SPU professors, mentors, and faculty advisors will help you develop a personalized plan for how to get there. See all the resources available.

  • Falcon Basketball at Home

    Jan 18, 2018

    The men's and women's basketball teams play home games this week, including a doubleheader on Thursday night.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Jan 17, 2018

    Campus flags staff are at half-staff in honor of Pierce County Deputy Daniel McCartney, who died in the line of duty on January 8. 

  • Staff Member Receives Justice Award

    Jan 15, 2018

    Susan Okamoto Lane, dean of multi-ethnic and wellness programs at Seattle Pacific University, received the “Vision from the Mountaintop Award” during the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Prayer Breakfast in Seattle on January 15. 

  • Solving Homelessness: A Discussion

    Jan 15, 2018

    Is it possible to solve Seattle’s homelessness issues? Join the conversation with Seattle advocates and experts about ways to address homelessness in our city at this special event on January 17.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel

    Jan 14, 2018

    Sandra Mayo, SPU’s vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, is the guest speaker in this week’s chapel on Tuesday, January 16, beginning at 11:10 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. 

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.