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.

  • It Begins With Ivy Cutting

    Jun 7, 2017

    Hundreds of graduating seniors and their families take part in SPU’s annual Ivy Cutting ceremony on Friday, June 9.

  • Falcons Forever BBQ

    Jun 5, 2017

    This special event on Friday, June 9, is for the Class of 2017 and their families and also a reunion for the Class of 2016.

  • Interior Design Portfolio Show

    Jun 3, 2017

    The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences hosts the Interior Design Senior Portfolio Show, highlighting the work of graduating seniors.

  • Take a Class This Summer

    Jun 2, 2017

    Summer classes begin Monday, June 12, and several different sessions will be offered.

  • Open House at Camp Casey Conference Center

    Jun 2, 2017

    Seattle Pacific University invites the public to visit the Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island, a historic military fort built at the turn of the 20th century, during their open house on Friday, June 16, 12-4 p.m.

  • World Premiere: "Symphony of Psalms"

    May 31, 2017

    Professor Emeritus of Music Eric Hanson composed “Symphony of Psalms” for the commemoration of SPU's 125th anniversary celebration this year.

  • We Remember

    May 29, 2017

    Alumnus and Marine 1st Lieutenant Nicholas Madrazo ‘05 died September 9, 2008, in Afghanistan.

  • Service at Veterans Memorial Cemetery

    May 26, 2017

    The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drum Corps will perform at the annual Memorial Day service at Evergreen Washelli in Seattle.

  • Percussion Ensemble Concert May 30

    May 26, 2017

    The Percussion Ensemble will perform on Tuesday, May 30, 7:30 p.m. in E.E. Bach Theatre. The ensemble is directed by Dan Adams, director of percussion studies.

  • Black Student Union BBQ and Night of Beats

    May 25, 2017

    The Black Student Union will host its second annual BBQ on Friday, May 26, 3-5 p.m. in Martin Square. The event will be followed by the Night of Beats in Upper Gwinn.

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.