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.



  • John Perkins in Chapel

    Apr 16, 2016

    The co-founder of SPU’s John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development returns to campus for his annual lecture.

  • 2016 Student of the Year Winners

    Apr 15, 2016

    As part of National Student Employment Week, SPU recognizes student employees who have been nominated for their extraordinary work.

  • Autism Lectures, Resource Fair

    Apr 14, 2016

    This special event features discussions from experts and families living with autism and a resource fair to connect individuals who have ASD and their families with community programs in Washington state.

  • A Different Kind of Competition

    Apr 12, 2016

    The Social Venture Plan Competition showcases student teams and their business plans to solve social problems.

  • Falcon Wins National Title

    Apr 9, 2016

    The 2016 all-around champion at USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate Championships is gymnast Maria Hundley. It’s her sixth national championship and the most in SPU history.

  • Welcome, Admitted Students!

    Apr 7, 2016

    More than 100 students and their families are on campus for a two-day event.

  • Gymnasts Compete in Nationals

    Apr 6, 2016

    The Falcons head to the USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Championships in St. Charles, Missouri.

  • Career Fair for Students

    Apr 4, 2016

    Don't miss this chance to meet recruiters, build a professional network, and land a great career or summer position.

  • Come Visit in April

    Apr 1, 2016

    SPU Fridays include class visits, a student and faculty panel, financial aid information, and lunch in Gwinn Commons.

  • Studying Around the World

    Mar 31, 2016

    Check out the study abroad and international opportunities for students, including a new program in Prague.

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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