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.



  • Want to Transfer to SPU?

    Jan 8, 2016

    Come to an open house and meet current students who recently transferred, and let the experts evaluate your transcripts.

  • New Year’s Goal: Study the Bible

    Jan 6, 2016

    Lectio is a weekly reading program that helps you explore God's Word with the guidance of School of Theology professors.

  • A Financial Aid Success Story

    Jan 3, 2016

    From loans to grants and work study to scholarships, student Cheyenne Moats has worked closely with Student Financial Services to make the most of every opportunity.

  • “The Best Summer of My Life”

    Jan 2, 2016

    Alumnus Danny Walter has a long relationship with SPU’s Camp Casey on Whidbey Island.

  • Meet the Alumnus of the Year

    Jan 1, 2016

    Tim Hanstad ’85 is co-founder and senior advisor of Landesa, a Seattle-based nonprofit that works to secure land rights for the world’s most impoverished.

  • SPU Ranked No. 2 for “Best Value”

    Dec 31, 2015

    SPU ranked No. 2 in the category “Best Colleges – Best Value” in the West in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 college rankings.

  • Falcons at Home

    Dec 29, 2015

    The men’s basketball teams plays two home games this weekend.

  • New Women’s Soccer Coach

    Dec 28, 2015

    Arby Busey led the women’s soccer team to an NCAA Division II Tournament berth in his one-season as interim coach.

  • Parents Invited

    Dec 27, 2015

    Visit with your son or daughter for two days of events and programming focused on your student's SPU experience and growth.

  • Take Your Classroom Outside

    Dec 26, 2015

    SPU’s Camp Casey on Whidbey Island offers countless hands-on learning experiences.

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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