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.



  • Come Back for the Grand Reunion!

    Sep 13, 2016

    Register now for the biggest alumni gathering in SPU history, October 7-8. 

  • Flags at Half Staff

    Sep 11, 2016

    Campus flags are at half staff today for national Patriot Day, the annual memorial to the victims of the 9/11 tragedy.

  • Consider an Off-Campus Job

    Sep 9, 2016

    Student Cody Kilpatrick says take advantage of off-campus jobs found in the vibrant city of Seattle. He did.

  • Sacred Sounds of Christmas

    Sep 9, 2016

    Tickets are now on sale for SPU's highly acclaimed choral celebration on Tuesday, November 29, at McCaw Hall in downtown Seattle.

  • Engineering and Computer Science

    Sep 8, 2016

    Graduates in this program serve God and others by developing real solutions to real problems; lead teams to design creative, sustainable systems; and engage the world by understanding what people need and how to help them.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Sep 7, 2016

    Campus flags are at half-staff in memory of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Matthew Thompson, who died in Afghanistan.

  • Falcon Soccer at Home

    Sep 6, 2016

    The men’s and women’s soccer teams play their first home games of the season this week.

  • Alumnus Featured on KING-5

    Sep 1, 2016

    Music therapist and alumnus Riley Sanderson is featured in this beautiful story about the healing power of music. SPU offers the only music therapy program in Washington state.

  • Fulbright Scholars

    Sep 1, 2016

    Two graduates of the Global Development program have won highly competitive Fulbright awards. Kata Krueger ’15 will travel to Indonesia to teach English, while Shaina Mackin ’16 will travel to Malaysia.

  • One Student’s Idea

    Aug 29, 2016

    Maya Swinehart spoke with NPR-affiliate KPLU about her work with Campus Dining Services and Sodexo to give unused food to those who need it.

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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