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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.



  • Madeline Haugen

    A Student Considers Health Care

    Feb 14, 2014

    A mission trip to rural Mexico changed the meaning of “access to health care” for Madeline Haugen.

  • Basketball

    Falcons at Home

    Feb 13, 2014

    The men’s and women’s basketball teams play some of their last home games this week.

  • Professor Receives Graves Award

    Feb 12, 2014

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy Leland Saunders receives a prestigious award to support his research in moral psychology.

  • metal exhibit

    Metalworking

    Feb 12, 2014

    A Seattle jewelry artist and a local art collector bring their collections to the Art Center Gallery. The exhibit closes on February 14.

  • suzanne wolfe

    Creative Conversations

    Feb 11, 2014

    Writer-in-Residence Suzanne Wolfe talks about her new novel The Iron Ring and the confessions of St. Augustine's concubine.

  • Stained Glass

    Radical Reconciliation

    Feb 10, 2014

    Register today for this one-day workshop exploring a new model of racial reconciliation, social justice, and spiritual healing.

  • Grace and Bob Ekblad

    2014 Medallion Award Winners

    Feb 9, 2014

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

  • Rob Wall and Dave Nienhaus

    A Professorial Collaboration

    Feb 8, 2014

    Professors Rob Wall and Dave Nienhuis discuss Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John and Jude as Scripture.

  • Women Who ROCK

    Visit SPU

    Feb 7, 2014

    “SPU Friday” on February 14 includes class visits, a campus tour, information about financial aid, and a free lunch.

  • Falcons

    No. 1 in NCAA Division II

    Feb 6, 2014

    Falcon runner McKayla Fricker races to nation's top time in the 800 meters at the recent UW Invitational.

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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