News

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.



  • SPU's John Perkins Center

    Jul 24, 2017

    The center helps students engage in discipleship and become leaders in the areas of justice, community development, and reconciliation.

  • Family and Consumer Sciences

    Jul 23, 2017

    This department offers the only comprehensive Christian program in the Pacific Northwest with partnerships with the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (Interior Design) in Los Angeles.

  • Thank You, Professor Abbott!

    Jul 23, 2017

    Sociology Professor Martin Abbott retired this year after more than 32 years at SPU. Find out more about him and other retiring faculty members, and send them a message.

  • Growing Up at Camp Casey

    Jul 21, 2017

    Alumnus Doug Kroon '71 was a child when his family moved to Casey as part of his father’s employment. He still lives on Whidbey Island and now is a baker at a popular Coupeville restaurant.

  • New CE Courses

    Jul 20, 2017

    The School of Business, Government, and Economics has several new continuing education professional certificate courses launching Autumn Quarter. Many involve just two quarters of night classes and have no prerequisites.

  • Falcons Named Scholar-Athletes

    Jul 18, 2017

    Twenty student-athletes were among the recipients of the annual Great Northwest Athletic Conference Faculty Athletic Representatives Scholar-Athlete Awards.

  • Studying Art and Design

    Jul 17, 2017

    Learn about the Art Department’s six majors and four minors.

  • Take a 360 Video Tour of SPU

    Jul 16, 2017

    Step inside some of our favorite places on campus — and explore the action from every angle.

  • Graduate Program in Cybersecurity

    Jul 14, 2017

    If you’re interested in information technology security, and have a minimum of one year’s work experience after receiving your bachelor’s degree, then this new program is designed for you.

  • A Financial Aid Success Story

    Jul 13, 2017

    From loans to grants and work study to scholarships, student Cheyenne Moats has worked closely with Student Financial Services to make the most of every opportunity.

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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