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.



  • Undergraduate Commencement

    Jun 12, 2015

    The exercises on Saturday, June 13, begin at 3 p.m. at Key Arena in downtown Seattle. Free tickets are required for admission.

  • Commencement Information

    Jun 11, 2015

    Find out everything you need to know for this week's two graduation exercises.

  • It Begins With Ivy Cutting

    Jun 10, 2015

    Hundreds of graduating seniors and their families take part in SPU’s annual Ivy Cutting ceremony on Friday, June 12.

  • SPU Athlete of the Year

    Jun 9, 2015

    Maria Hundley helped the Falcons win a second straight team trophy at the recent USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships.

  • Commencement 2015

    Jun 8, 2015

    Find out everything you need to know for this year’s graduation exercises.

  • Looking for a Conference Location?

    Jun 7, 2015

    Learn why one group keeps returning to SPU’s Camp Casey on Whidbey Island.

  • Falcon Youth Sports Camps

    Jun 6, 2015

    It’s not too late to register for summer camps in youth soccer, basketball, running, volleyball, and gymnastics.

  • Fauré’s Requiem

    Jun 5, 2015

    The SPU Music Department will host a special concert featuring this famous requiem as a time of worship and reflection. 

  • Remembrance Service

    Jun 5, 2015

    The special chapel service today to mark the one-year anniversary of the tragic events can be viewed online.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Jun 5, 2015

    Campus flags are at half-staff today in memory of Marine Corporal Joshua E. Barron of Spokane, Washington.

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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