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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.



  • Alexander Hall

    A Historic Landmark

    Mar 31, 2014

    The Seattle City Council recently approved landmark designation for Alexander Hall, the first campus building built in 1893.

  • Gospel Choir Performance

    Don't Miss It!

    Mar 30, 2014

    The public is invited to campus for a series of upcoming lectures, workshops, concerts, theatre productions, and more.

  • Youth Soccer

    Summer Youth Camps

    Mar 29, 2014

    The Falcons offer programs in gymnastics, basketball, running, soccer, and volleyball for middle and high school students.

  • Students

    Admitted to SPU?

    Mar 28, 2014

    Congratulations! Now plan to attend this two-day event just for admitted students.

  • Scott Beers

    Professor on NPR

    Mar 27, 2014

    Education Professor Scott Beers comments on the lost practice of cursive writing in an interview for National Public Radio.

  • erin oconnel

    Athletic Director Named President

    Mar 26, 2014

    Erin O’Connell is the first female president of the USRowing Board of Directors, the governing body for the sport of rowing in the U.S.

  • response

    Helping Youth Flourish

    Mar 26, 2014

    The latest issue of SPU’s Response magazine looks at community partnerships with public schools.

  • Fricker

    Falcon Earns Top Spot

    Mar 25, 2014

    Runner McKayla Fricker posted the best 800-meter time in NCAA Division II and was named the GNAC Athlete of the Week.

  • Cherie Hughes, Roberto Limón

    Special Evening of Music

    Mar 24, 2014

    Music faculty member and soprano Chérie Hughes and guitarist Roberto Limón are collaborating on a new project.

  • Campus summer

    Plan Your Summer Visit Now!

    Mar 23, 2014

    If you’re thinking of applying to SPU, plan a vacation around these summer visit days.

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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