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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.



  • Male student

    Apply by November 15

    Oct 27, 2014

    Prospective students — take advantage of the Early Action Plan, which offers priority in financial aid and housing.

  • Bible

    What Is Lectio?

    Oct 26, 2014

    School of Theology professors are your guides for this free, weekly study of Scripture. Read or listen online.

  • #PrayForPilchuck

    Oct 24, 2014

    We are praying for those involved in the shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School. The SPU community stands with you.

  • Photo: SPU sign on campus

    SPU a “Best Value”

    Oct 24, 2014

    U.S. News & World Report's 2015 “America's Best Colleges” issue ranked SPU #4 in the category “Best Value.”

  • Men's Soccer

    Falcon Soccer This Week

    Oct 23, 2014

    The men’s soccer team puts a school-record 11-game winning streak on the line during two home games.

  • Social and Sustainable Management

    Sustainable Engineering Program

    Oct 22, 2014

    Learn more about this general major focusing on appropriate and sustainable engineering.

  • sad

    Youth Homelessness

    Oct 21, 2014

    The documentary “Invisible Young” looks at the lives of four Seattle young adults and how they ended up living on the streets.

  • kjh

    Welcome, Robert Edwin

    Oct 20, 2014

    The internationally recognized expert on vocal pedagogy comes to campus for a special class with music and theatre students.

  • Seattle Pacific University

    Day of Common Learning

    Oct 20, 2014

    Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited for a series of lectures and presentations about the “promise and perils of power.”

  • MFT Training

    Therapists and Physicians

    Oct 18, 2014

    The Medical Family Therapy program hosts training seminars for health and mental health professionals.

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.

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