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.

  • Falcons Earn Academic Honors

    Nov 21, 2017

    Seattle Pacific is one of 32 Division II schools honored by the NCAA with a Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence.

  • Thanksgiving Chapel and Communion Service

    Nov 19, 2017

    The SPU community will gather for this special chapel on Tuesday, November 21, to share testimonies of God’s faithfulness in the lives of students, staff, and faculty.

  • Welcome Back, Tent City 3

    Nov 17, 2017

    On Saturday, November 18, one of King County's self-managed homeless communities will move onto campus for a temporary stay. This is the third time Seattle Pacific has hosted the community. Learn more.

  • Men’s Basketball at Home

    Nov 17, 2017

    The Falcons play at home for the first time this season, hosting the four-team Sodexo Classic in Brougham Pavilion November 17-18.

  • Students: Check Out the Center for Learning

    Nov 16, 2017

    The center offers tutoring, resources for improving study and writing skills, and disability support services. Their goal is your academic success!

  • Pivot Northwest

    Nov 12, 2017

    Several faith communities in Washington state are beginning a five-year research program to better engage and enrich the faith lives of young adults. The communities are working with the School of Theology and Industrial Organizational Psychology in this new program.

  • The Hatmaker's Wife

    Nov 8, 2017

    The SPU Theatre Department presents this poignant play about a newlywed expecting domestic bliss, but finding conflict and confusion. Her strange new home seems determined to help when former tenants come to life.

  • Veterans Day Event November 9

    Nov 7, 2017

    Bill Woodward, professor emeritus of history and a 25-year veteran in the Washington State Army National Guard, will be the guest speaker at SPU’s annual Veterans Day event on Thursday, November 9.

  • A “Best National University”

    Nov 6, 2017

    For the second year in a row, Seattle Pacific is the only private university in the Pacific Northwest to make the U.S. News & World Report's Best National Universities list.

  • Jazz and Percussion Concert

    Nov 5, 2017

    The Jazz Ensemble joins the Percussion Ensemble for a concert on November 7 featuring traditional, be-bop, and contemporary music.

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.