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.



  • Musical Soul of Brazil

    Jan 27, 2017

    This special evening features Choroloco, a Seattle-based acoustic ensemble specializing in vintage Brazilian jazz from Rio de Janeiro, and SPU music faculty.

  • Come Home for Homecoming

    Jan 27, 2017

    Take part in all your favorite traditions, plus join a special celebration of Falcon sports for both athletes and fans.

  • Falcon Coach Featured

    Jan 26, 2017

    Grant Leep talks about his first year as coach of the men’s basketball team in a feature story in The Seattle Times.

  • Life After College Week

    Jan 23, 2017

    The Center for Career and Calling is sponsoring a week of practical workshop for all students as they head towards graduation.

  • Come Visit SPU

    Jan 22, 2017

    If you are a high school junior or senior, or transfer student under the age of 20, add a Falcon Night to the next SPU visit day.

  • Consider a Degree in Philosophy

    Jan 21, 2017

    When you study philosophy at SPU, you'll learn to see connections between different fields of thought such as science, religion, and ethics.

  • Falcon Featured in Seattle Times

    Jan 20, 2017

    Women’s basketball player Jordan McPhee comes from a basketball family, including her twin, Brittany, who plays for Stanford.

  • Falcon Basketball at Home

    Jan 18, 2017

    The men's and women's basketball teams play home games this week.

  • Faculty Member Wins Book Award

    Jan 13, 2017

    The Confessions of X, a novel by Writer in Residence Suzanne M. Wolfe, received Christianity Today’s 2017 Book Award for fiction.

  • Consider a Sociology Degree

    Jan 12, 2017

    Students in this major find jobs in government, business, industry, private research agencies, and many other fields.

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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