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.



  • A One-of-a-Kind Community

    Aug 12, 2016

    You’ll experience life-changing relationships and support only possible in a small, close-knit setting like SPU.

  • Health and Human Performance

    Aug 11, 2016

    This department offers several majors and minors in health and exercise science.

  • Biology and Basketball

    Aug 8, 2016

    Senior Hannah Rodrigues says her faith has grown and been tested in her classes and in athletics.

  • SPU's John Perkins Center

    Aug 8, 2016

    The center helps students engage in discipleship and become leaders in the areas of justice, community development, and reconciliation.

  • Come Back for the Grand Reunion!

    Aug 7, 2016

    Register now for the biggest alumni gathering in SPU history, October 7-8. 

  • Athlete of the Year

    Aug 6, 2016

    The highly decorated Falcon gymnast Maria Hundley was named the SPU Athlete of the Year. 

  • Nursing Graduate Programs

    Aug 5, 2016

    The School of Health Sciences offers several nationally-accredited programs for graduate degrees and certifications.

  • Come Visit This Summer

    Aug 5, 2016

    If you’re thinking of applying to SPU, schedule an individual visit or register for a summer visit day on an SPU Friday.

  • Learning to Communicate Well

    Aug 4, 2016

    A degree in communication and journalism can lead to a career in almost any profession.

  • Master of Arts in Asian American Ministry

    Aug 3, 2016

    The degree combines general theology with specialized study in race, culture, psychology, Asian American context, and Christian reconciliation.

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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