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.

  • Summer Institutes for Educators

    Jul 8, 2017

    Learn about the School of Education’s one-week summer courses for education professionals.

  • An Unforgettable Coach

    Jul 6, 2017

    Les Habegger built the Falcons into a regional men's basketball power during a two-decade tenure, and was the winningest men’s basketball coach in SPU history. He passed away on July 6 at the age of 92.

  • A Sense of History

    Jul 4, 2017

    In honor of Independence Day, here’s a 2006 Response magazine interview with historian David McCullough who says, “We are doing an absolutely dreadful job of teaching history to our children.”

  • Student Selected for International Leadership Program

    Jul 3, 2017

    Junior Trey Miller has been selected to attend an elite international leadership development program for student leaders from top universities across the United States and around the world. The program will be held in July in Berlin, Germany.

  • Take a Class this Summer

    Jun 29, 2017

    Undergraduate and graduate sessions are offered during the summer. The next session begins July 10.

  • Falcon Competes in Championships

    Jun 27, 2017

    Freshman Alyssa Foote ran to an 11th-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships.

  • Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics

    Jun 25, 2017

    Studying a foreign language or linguistics will help you better understand and appreciate the rich diversity of world languages and cultures, both ancient and modern.

  • Graduate Nursing Programs

    Jun 21, 2017

    The School of Health Sciences offers several graduate programs, including a new doctor of nursing practice.

  • Free Concerts by the Manhattan String Quartet

    Jun 20, 2017

    The quartet will perform free concerts on Wednesday, June 21, and Saturday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to campus.

  • Engineering and Computer Science

    Jun 19, 2017

    Graduates in this program serve God and others by developing real solutions to real problems; lead teams to design creative, sustainable systems; and engage the world by understanding what people need and how to help them.

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.