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.

  • In Case You Missed It

    Oct 3, 2015

    For Constitution Day, Professor of History Bill Woodward examines the history of voting rights in the Constitution and its amendments.

  • We Support UCC

    Oct 1, 2015

    SPU President Dan Martin offers his prayers and support for Umpqua Community College.

  • Christian Social Entrepreneurship

    Oct 1, 2015

    SPU's new program combines business skills with a theological foundation.

  • Women’s Soccer at Home

    Sep 29, 2015

    The Falcons face Western Washington on Thursday and Northwest Nazarene on Saturday.

  • Recently Published

    Sep 28, 2015

    New books by faculty members on business, worship music, theology, and Native Americans.

  • Nursing Graduate Programs

    Sep 27, 2015

    The School of Health Sciences offers several nationally-accredited programs for graduate degrees and certifications.

  • SPU Goes Into the Community

    Sep 24, 2015

    More than 700 students, faculty, and staff will take part in a day of community service on Saturday, September 26.

  • 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.” 

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.