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.



  • Film Speak: The Richard Sohn Lecture

    Apr 4, 2017

    Alumnus Zeek Earl ’11, who co-founded the Seattle-based production company Shep Films with several other alumni, returns to campus for the inaugural lecture of the film studies program. The lecture is dedicated to former student Richard Sohn.

  • Life After College

    Apr 3, 2017

    Best-selling author and millennial expert Paul Angone will talk about "How to Thrive After College: Embrace Transition, Fail Magnificently, and Find Your Purpose in the Most Unexpected Place.”

  • Take a Class This Summer

    Mar 31, 2017

    Review the 2017 summer Time Schedule now before registration begins on May 1.

  • Musical Masterworks

    Mar 31, 2017

    Don't miss this special afternoon of vocal and instrumental masterworks from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, celebrating the Music Department’s new organ and highlighting faculty performers.

  • Graduate Programs for Educators

    Mar 29, 2017

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

  • Welcome, Bryan Stevenson

    Mar 27, 2017

    The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of the New York Times bestseller and memoir Just Mercy will talk about his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. 

  • Just for Admitted Students

    Mar 24, 2017

    This two-day event is a chance to be a part of our community and meet other students who will call SPU home in Autumn 2017.

  • Graduate Programs in Business

    Mar 21, 2017

    At the next open house on March 29, learn about advanced degrees in the School of Business, Government, and Economics.

  • Support for Undocumented Students

    Mar 21, 2017

    President Dan Martin joined other college leaders in asking President Trump to allow DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students to continue working and studying in the United States as Congress debates new legislation on their status.

  • New Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Mar 17, 2017

    Dr. Sandra Richards Mayo from Azusa Pacific University has been named the new vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She will begin her new role on July 1, 2017.

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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