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.



  • Alumnus Featured on KING-5

    Sep 1, 2016

    Music therapist and alumnus Riley Sanderson is featured in this beautiful story about the healing power of music. SPU offers the only music therapy program in Washington state.

  • Fulbright Scholars

    Sep 1, 2016

    Two graduates of the Global Development program have won highly competitive Fulbright awards. Kata Krueger ’15 will travel to Indonesia to teach English, while Shaina Mackin ’16 will travel to Malaysia.

  • One Student’s Idea

    Aug 29, 2016

    Maya Swinehart spoke with NPR-affiliate KPLU about her work with Campus Dining Services and Sodexo to give unused food to those who need it.

  • How to Apply for Financial Aid

    Aug 28, 2016

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

  • A Great Place for a Retreat

    Aug 27, 2016

    The Everett Quilt Guild is one of many nonprofit organizations who choose SPU's Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island as a retreat location.

  • Everything Orientation

    Aug 26, 2016

    New students and their families are welcomed to campus with four days of orientation events beginning September 21.

  • Professor’s Work Featured

    Aug 25, 2016

    Paintings by Professor of Art Laura Lasworth are now on display in an art gallery in Santa Monica, California.

  • Undergraduate Research Symposium

    Aug 24, 2016

    The symposium on Thursday, August 25, highlights research conducted by students and faculty in biology, chemistry, and physics.

  • Digital Education Leadership

    Aug 18, 2016

    These graduate programs are for educators who want to learn about the ever-changing world of educational technology.

  • Summer Visit Days

    Aug 16, 2016

    Now is the time to visit campus, learn about financial aid and scholarships, and meet students and faculty.

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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