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.

  • "Making Art, Keeping Faith"

    Feb 20, 2018

    The Art Department welcomes Cam Anderson, longtime executive director of Christians in the Visual Arts, for several events on campus this week.

  • Students: Take a NAP on February 21

    Feb 19, 2018

    You can study and have fun at the next Night Against Procrastination in the library.

  • Living With Traumatic Brain Injury

    Feb 18, 2018

    Dr. Michelle S. Kim, clinical neuropsychologist and assistant professor of neurology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, will speak about traumatic brain injuries (TBI), the life changes one may experience as a result of TBI, and resources within the community.

  • Jazz Ensemble Concert

    Feb 17, 2018

    The concert on Tuesday, February 20, features music from throughout the history of jazz, from swing to cool jazz to fusion.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Feb 15, 2018

    Campus flags are at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack in Parkland, Florida.

  • International Food Festival

    Feb 14, 2018

    On Friday, February 16, the SPU community is invited to a potluck of different foods from around the world made by staff, faculty, and students.

  • Ash Wednesday Service

    Feb 12, 2018

    Campus Ministries will hold an Ash Wednesday service at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, at First Free Methodist Church.

  • Campus Remembrance Gathering

    Feb 11, 2018

    The Math Department will hold an informal gathering to remember Assistant Professor of Mathematics Russ Killingsworth on Monday, February 12, at 3:30 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall, room 109. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to come and share their memories.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Feb 10, 2018

    Campus flags are at half-staff in memory of former Washington Governor John Spellman, who passed away on January 15 at the age of 91.

  • Falcons at Home

    Feb 8, 2018

    The women’s basketball team faces Western Washington on Saturday, February 10. Wear white and come cheer on the Falcons as they “whiteout” the Vikings.

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.