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.

  • Remembrance Events

    Jun 4, 2015

    On the one-year anniversary of the tragic events at SPU, two events will be held on campus on Friday, June 5, 2015.

  • In the Stanley Cup Finals

    Jun 3, 2015

    National Public Radio interviewed SPU alumnus Jim Cornelison ’86, the popular Chicago Blackhawks national anthem singer.

  • Chapel on Tuesday

    Jun 1, 2015

    School of Theology Dean Doug Strong will lead the last chapel of the year, and communion will be offered.

  • Take a Class This Summer

    May 31, 2015

    Review the 2015 Summer Session Time Schedule. Classes start Monday, June 15.

  • Commencement Speaker

    May 30, 2015

    Dr. Steve Moore is the executive director of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and former SPU vice president for campus life.

  • Student Fashion Designers

    May 28, 2015

    “Perspectives” features student talent from the Apparel Design and Merchandising program.

  • Symphony Orchestra Concert

    May 27, 2015

    The evening of classical music includes a performance by SPU Concerto Competition winner Hannah Chong.

  • A Spring Choral Concert

    May 26, 2015

    The Concert, Chamber, Men’s and Women’s Choirs will perform selected works in their final concert of the year.

  • George Scranton's "Last Lecture"

    May 25, 2015

    SPU's Ivy Honorary sponsors this annual event featuring a retiring faculty member.

  • We Remember

    May 25, 2015

    Alumnus and Marine 1st Lieutenant Nicholas Madrazo ‘05 died September 9, 2008, in Afghanistan.

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.