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.

  • Transfer Student Open House

    Oct 31, 2014

    Students can have their transcripts evaluated, learn about financial aid, and meet current students.

  • SPU Receives Boeing Grant

    Oct 30, 2014

    The $75,000 grant will continue the Physics Department’s work in support of K-12 physical science teachers.

  • Last Home Game

    Oct 29, 2014

    Graduating seniors on the women’s soccer team will be honored during the last home game of the regular season.

  • Poetry and the Promised Land

    Oct 28, 2014

    English Professor Doug Thorpe talks about his recent sabbatical to Jerusalem for the Library’s Creative Conversations series.

  • Race in America

    Oct 27, 2014

    Join a community discussion with SPU faculty about the historical and theological context of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Apply by November 15

    Oct 27, 2014

    Prospective students — take advantage of the Early Action Plan, which offers priority in financial aid and housing.

  • What Is Lectio?

    Oct 26, 2014

    School of Theology professors are your guides for this free, weekly study of Scripture. Read or listen online.

  • #PrayForPilchuck

    Oct 24, 2014

    We are praying for those involved in the shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School. The SPU community stands with you.

  • Falcon Soccer This Week

    Oct 23, 2014

    The men’s soccer team puts a school-record 11-game winning streak on the line during two home games.

  • Sustainable Engineering Program

    Oct 22, 2014

    Learn more about this general major focusing on appropriate and sustainable engineering.

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.