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.



  • Rare Paintings Donated to SPU

    Apr 18, 2016

    A special ceremony will be held Tuesday, April 19, to unveil two paintings by African American artist Charles Ethan Porter. The paintings are being donated to SPU by William Sacherek and Liselotte Lamerdin in appreciation of the reconciliation work of SPU’s John Perkins Center.

  • John Perkins in Chapel

    Apr 16, 2016

    The co-founder of SPU’s John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development returns to campus for his annual lecture.

  • 2016 Student of the Year Winners

    Apr 15, 2016

    As part of National Student Employment Week, SPU recognizes student employees who have been nominated for their extraordinary work.

  • Autism Lectures, Resource Fair

    Apr 14, 2016

    This special event features discussions from experts and families living with autism and a resource fair to connect individuals who have ASD and their families with community programs in Washington state.

  • A Different Kind of Competition

    Apr 12, 2016

    The Social Venture Plan Competition showcases student teams and their business plans to solve social problems.

  • Falcon Wins National Title

    Apr 9, 2016

    The 2016 all-around champion at USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate Championships is gymnast Maria Hundley. It’s her sixth national championship and the most in SPU history.

  • Welcome, Admitted Students!

    Apr 7, 2016

    More than 100 students and their families are on campus for a two-day event.

  • Gymnasts Compete in Nationals

    Apr 6, 2016

    The Falcons head to the USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Championships in St. Charles, Missouri.

  • Career Fair for Students

    Apr 4, 2016

    Don't miss this chance to meet recruiters, build a professional network, and land a great career or summer position.

  • Come Visit in April

    Apr 1, 2016

    SPU Fridays include class visits, a student and faculty panel, financial aid information, and lunch in Gwinn Commons.

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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