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.



  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Feb 25, 2016

    Campus flags are at half-staff today in memory of Washington National Guard SSG Matthew McClintock of Des Moines, Washington.

  • The Holy Spirit and Imagination in Reconciliation

    Feb 24, 2016

    At the Library's next Creative Conversations, Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn will explore how the Holy Spirit transforms imaginations to foster reconciliation between individuals and communities.

  • A Necessary Conversation

    Feb 24, 2016

    Students for Change and SPU President Dan Martin invite students, faculty, and staff to an upcoming campus forum to continue our discussions around racial reconciliation and diversity.

  • Reconciliation Studies Prof. Brenda Salter McNeil in Chapel

    Feb 22, 2016

    The associate professor and director of reconciliation studies will speak in chapel on Tuesday, February 23, 11:10 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

  • Students: Take a NAP on Feb. 24

    Feb 22, 2016

    Is it possible to have fun and study? Find out at the first-ever Night Against Procrastination in the library.

  • Falcon Featured in Seattle Times

    Feb 19, 2016

    Senior forward Mitch Penner learned basketball fundamentals from his mother, a former Seattle University player. He now leads the Falcons in scoring.

  • Library's Creative Conversations: Responsive Teaching

    Feb 17, 2016

    Physics Professor Amy Robertson and Senior Research Scientist Rachel Scherr will talk about their recently edited book, Responsive Teaching in Science and Mathematics.

  • Constructing Modern Knowledge

    Feb 16, 2016

    Dr. Gary Stager, one of the world’s leading experts and advocates for computer programming, robotics, and learning-by-doing, comes to SPU. 

  • Magazine for Prospective Students

    Feb 13, 2016

    etc is a free online and /print magazine for students who care about academics, community, and faith.

  • Def Poetry Jam Night

    Feb 11, 2016

    This Black History Month event on Friday, February 12, is a celebration and exploration of the rich tradition of poetry in African American culture.

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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