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.



  • Professor Receives Award

    May 31, 2016

    Professor of Physics Stamatis Vokos recently received the Innovation in Academia Award for Science and Business.

  • Resources for Veterans, Dependents

    May 30, 2016

    SPU offers financial, academic, and social support to veterans, including participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

  • “Psychological Science Meets the World of Faith”

    May 29, 2016

    Award-winning social psychologist David Myers presents the annual lecture on the integration of faith and professional practice as part of the School of Psychology, Family, and Community’s annual research conference.

  • Student Art Show

    May 28, 2016

    Seniors in visual communications design showcase their work in motion, interaction, exhibit design, print, and brand identities.

  • Service at Veterans Cemetery

    May 27, 2016

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

  • School of Health Sciences

    May 25, 2016

    Whether you’re a potential undergraduate or graduate student, the school’s nationally accredited programs open the door to service and professional challenge.

  • Coach of the Year

    May 25, 2016

    Karl Lerum has been named the West Region Women's Outdoor Coach of the Year for the fifth time by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

  • Talley’s Folly

    May 24, 2016

    The SPU Theatre Department presents playwright Lanford Wilson’s romantic comedy about two unlikely sweethearts.

  • Crowder in Concert

    May 23, 2016

    Grammy-nominated Christian folktronica musician Crowder will perform at SPU on October 8. Tickets are on sale now.

  • Staff Member Wins Award

    May 22, 2016

    Tali Hairston, director of the John Perkins Center, was recently honored by the American Society for Public Administration.

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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