News

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.



  • Life After College

    Apr 3, 2017

    Best-selling author and millennial expert Paul Angone will talk about "How to Thrive After College: Embrace Transition, Fail Magnificently, and Find Your Purpose in the Most Unexpected Place.”

  • Musical Masterworks

    Mar 31, 2017

    Don't miss this special afternoon of vocal and instrumental masterworks from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, celebrating the Music Department’s new organ and highlighting faculty performers.

  • Welcome, Bryan Stevenson

    Mar 27, 2017

    The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of the New York Times bestseller and memoir Just Mercy will talk about his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. 

  • Just for Admitted Students

    Mar 24, 2017

    This two-day event is a chance to be a part of our community and meet other students who will call SPU home in Autumn 2017.

  • Graduate Programs in Business

    Mar 21, 2017

    At the next open house on March 29, learn about advanced degrees in the School of Business, Government, and Economics.

  • Support for Undocumented Students

    Mar 21, 2017

    President Dan Martin joined other college leaders in asking President Trump to allow DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students to continue working and studying in the United States as Congress debates new legislation on their status.

  • New Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Mar 17, 2017

    Dr. Sandra Richards Mayo from Azusa Pacific University has been named the new vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She will begin her new role on July 1, 2017.

  • Welcome, Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium!

    Mar 16, 2017

    SPU welcomes more than 100 high school students for the annual Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

  • Wanted: World-Changing High School Students

    Mar 15, 2017

    The BEGIN Scholarship is for high school students who develop an entrepreneurial project addressing two aspects: social and financial. The top four participants will win a $2,500 scholarship. 

  • Student-Directed One Act Plays

    Mar 7, 2017

    Three plays directed and designed by students will be performed March 7-11 in the McKinley Studio Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online.

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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