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.

  • 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. 

  • Engaging Gender, Religion, and Science

    Jan 13, 2018

    Elaine Howard Ecklund, professor of sociology and director of religion and public life at Rice University, comes to campus to talk about her two latest books, Failing Science, Failing Families and Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think.

  • Come Visit Campus

    Jan 12, 2018

    Get a closer look at some of the most popular academic and co-curricular programs during information sessions led by faculty and staff during these upcoming visit days.

  • Meet One of Our Neighbors

    Jan 11, 2018

    The student newspaper The Falcon interviewed Jaysen Carr, a two-year resident of Tent City 3 — a self-managed homeless community temporarily located on campus.

  • Falcons at Home

    Jan 10, 2018

    The men's and women's basketball teams play home games this week. The gymnastics team hosts UC Davis in Brougham Pavilion, and the track and field team compete at the University of Washington.

  • Graduate Programs in Business

    Jan 4, 2018

    At the next School of Business, Government, and Economics open house on Wednesday, January 10, speak with faculty, current students, and admission representatives.

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.