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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.



  • Wayne Johnson

    Faculty Member Retires

    Sep 7, 2014

    Wayne Johnson, a well-known pianist and professor of music, spent 37 years at SPU and recorded two CDs.

  • Jordan Crouch

    Memorial Run for Alumnus

    Sep 6, 2014

    Proceeds from the Jordan Crouch Memorial 5K Run/Walk will go to SPU’s scholarship endowment in his memory.

  • Falcons

    Falcons at Home

    Sep 3, 2014

    The women’s volleyball and soccer teams host home games this week.

  • Camp Casey

    Outdoor Education Programs

    Sep 1, 2014

    SPU’s Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island provides a unique learning environment for children and adults.

  • Instagram Contest

    Instagram Contest

    Aug 30, 2014

    SPU Summergram is happening now! New undergraduate students, snap your way to campus with this week’s theme.

  • harnett

    Faculty Member Retires

    Aug 29, 2014

    Students describe Sharon Hartnett, assistant professor of education, as warm, inviting, good-humored, and no-nonsense.

  • com-and-jour

    Learning to Communicate Well

    Aug 28, 2014

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

  • Grace and Bob Ekblad

    2014 Medallion Award Winners

    Aug 26, 2014

    1982 alumni Bob and Gracie Ekblad founded a local ministry for migrant workers, prisoners, and gang members.

  • Photo: SPU sign on campus

    SPU Graduate Programs

    Aug 25, 2014

    Come to an open house on Thursday, October 7, and learn about financial aid options and meet professors.

  • reconciliation

    Reconciliation Studies

    Aug 24, 2014

    Courses in this program offer insights into the nature, contexts, and challenges of 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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