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.

  • Graduate School Deadlines Approaching

    Mar 6, 2016

    If you’re applying to one of SPU’s 40 graduate programs, review this list of application deadlines.

  • Welcome, Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Mar 5, 2016

    The world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author comes to SPU for a free public event.

  • Student Featured on KUOW

    Mar 4, 2016

    The local NPR-affiliate interviews Maya Swinehart, who helped SPU become the first private school in Washington state to have a food recovery program.

  • Falcons in Semifinals

    Mar 3, 2016

    The three-time defending tournament champion Falcons advance to the GNAC semifinals to meet top seed Western Oregon.

  • Falcons in Playoffs

    Mar 2, 2016

    The men’s basketball team is in the GNAC playoffs beginning March 3 in Lacey, Washington.

  • One-Act Plays

    Feb 28, 2016

    These four productions are directed, designed, performed, and managed by theatre students.

  • Center for Career and Calling

    Feb 26, 2016

    The center offers a variety of events designed to help students explore choices and build skills related to their major and career journey.

  • Falcons at Home

    Feb 25, 2016

    The men's basketball team plays their last home games for the regular season, and the gymnastics team hosts Alaska Anchorage and San Jose State.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Feb 25, 2016

    Campus flags are at half-staff today in memory of Washington National Guard SSG Matthew McClintock of Des Moines, Washington.

  • The Holy Spirit and Imagination in Reconciliation

    Feb 24, 2016

    At the Library's next Creative Conversations, Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn will explore how the Holy Spirit transforms imaginations to foster reconciliation between individuals and communities.

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.