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.



  • 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.

  • Orientation 2015

    Sep 11, 2015

    We are ready to welcome new and transfer students along with their parents and guests to campus on September 23. Register today.

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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