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 Goes Into the Community

    Sep 24, 2015

    More than 700 students, faculty, and staff will take part in a day of community service on Saturday, September 26.

  • Falcons at Home

    Sep 23, 2015

    The women's volleyball team and the men's soccer team play at home this week.

  • Orientation 2015

    Sep 21, 2015

    This week’s events are designed to inform, encourage, and introduce you to SPU. There is something for everyone!

  • SPU Receives Award

    Sep 19, 2015

    The King County Executive Award for Community Preparedness recognizes “outstanding efforts made by communities to respond to emergencies.” 

  • New Students: Instagram Contest

    Sep 18, 2015

    It's the last week to snap your way to campus with this week’s Instagram theme.

  • Falcons at Home

    Sep 17, 2015

    The fourth-ranked women’s soccer team plays Simon Fraser on Saturday, September 19, at Interbay Stadium. 

  • It’s Almost Here!

    Sep 16, 2015

    Orientation 2015 is one week away. Check out the schedule of events, because there is something for everyone. 

  • More Than Money

    Sep 15, 2015

    Many SPU alumni and student entrepreneurs view the purpose of business as more than making a profit.

  • An Ideal Conference Location

    Sep 13, 2015

    Western Washington University’s Ethnic Student Center is a yearly visitor to the Camp Casey Conference Center.

  • Sacred Sounds of Christmas

    Sep 12, 2015

    Early-bird tickets are now on sale for SPU’s highly acclaimed downtown choral celebration November 30 at McCaw Hall.

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.