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.

  • Memorial Day Ceremony on May 25

    May 24, 2017

    This annual event will be held in Tiffany Loop at the flagpole on Thursday, May 25, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

  • Consider a Sociology Degree

    May 23, 2017

    Students in this major find jobs in government, business, industry, private research agencies, and many other fields.

  • Multicultural Night of Worship

    May 22, 2017

    This student-led event, filled with diverse expressions of worship, prayer, and dance, is Tuesday, May 23, 7-8 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church adjacent to campus.

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.