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's John Perkins Center

    Aug 8, 2016

    The center helps students engage in discipleship and become leaders in the areas of justice, community development, and reconciliation.

  • Athlete of the Year

    Aug 6, 2016

    The highly decorated Falcon gymnast Maria Hundley was named the SPU Athlete of the Year. 

  • Nursing Graduate Programs

    Aug 5, 2016

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

  • Come Visit This Summer

    Aug 5, 2016

    If you’re thinking of applying to SPU, schedule an individual visit or register for a summer visit day on an SPU Friday.

  • Learning to Communicate Well

    Aug 4, 2016

    A degree in communication and journalism can lead to a career in almost any profession.

  • Master of Arts in Asian American Ministry

    Aug 3, 2016

    The degree combines general theology with specialized study in race, culture, psychology, Asian American context, and Christian reconciliation.

  • Academic Awards for Falcons

    Aug 2, 2016

    For the sixth year in a row, the Falcons have won the NCAA Division II American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award.

  • Resources for Veterans, Dependents

    Jul 29, 2016

    SPU offers financial, academic, and social support to veterans, including participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

  • History and the 2016 Election

    Jul 28, 2016

    In an exclusive interview, Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke with SPU’s Response magazine about the election and the lessons we can draw from history.

  • Leadership Roles in Education

    Jul 26, 2016

    Education Professor Robin Henrikson discusses the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program.

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.