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.



  • SPU Open at 12noon

    Feb 6, 2017

    Due to inclement weather, SPU will open at 12 p.m. Visit the website for updated information.

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Feb 6, 2017

    Coursework in these programs are balanced between theoretical material and a variety of laboratory experiences.

  • Add Outdoor Education to Your Retreat

    Feb 4, 2017

    SPU’s Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island is a unique location to learn about beach, wetlands, and forest environments.

  • Classics and Popular Music

    Feb 3, 2017

    Associate Professor of Classics Owen Ewald will examine numerous connections between ancient literature and today’s music during the annual Marston Lecture.

  • Last Home Meet for Falcons

    Feb 2, 2017

    Come and cheer the women’s gymnastics team as they face Air Force on Saturday, February 4, in Brougham Pavilion.

  • Graduate Programs for Educators

    Feb 1, 2017

    SPU’s School of Education offers advanced programs for working professionals which focus on developing competence, character, leadership, and service in educators.

  • Impact of Executive Orders

    Jan 30, 2017

    President Martin released a message to the SPU community expressing support to the international students on our campus.

  • Undergraduate Nursing Program

    Jan 30, 2017

    Come to an information session and learn about the BSN nursing program and the admissions process.

  • How to Apply for Financial Aid

    Jan 29, 2017

    The Student Financial Services staff is ready to help you with detailed, personal guidance about financial aid options, eligibility, and offers of financial assistance.

  • Life at SPU: A Video

    Jan 28, 2017

    There's a lot to see and do when you live on campus. Student Alec Whitmore '16 created this short video about life at SPU.

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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