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.

  • Help the Class of 2016 Restore SPU’s Rare Paintings

    Jun 11, 2016

    The 2016 Senior Gift Committee is raising money to help with the restoration and installation of two rare paintings by African-American artist Charles Ethan Porter, which were recently donated to SPU.

  • Academic All-America

    Jun 9, 2016

    Falcon gymnast Maria Hundley was named the 2016 Women's Academic All-America of the Year for NCAA Division II in the at-large division as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

  • It Begins With Ivy Cutting

    Jun 8, 2016

    Hundreds of graduating seniors and their families take part in SPU’s annual Ivy Cutting ceremony on Friday, June 10.

  • Coach of the Year

    Jun 7, 2016

    The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named Falcon Coach Karl Lerum as its West Region women's outdoor Coach of the Year.

  • Falcons Forever BBQ

    Jun 6, 2016

    This special event on Friday, June 10, is for the Class of 2016 and their families and also a reunion for the Class of 2015.

  • Student Fashion Show

    Jun 4, 2016

    This annual event in Brougham Pavilion showcases the work of students in the Apparel Design and Merchandising program.

  • Choirs in Concert

    Jun 2, 2016

    The Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, Concert Choir, and Chamber Singers will perform their final concert of the academic year on Friday, June 3, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

  • Student Art Show

    Jun 2, 2016

    Seniors in visual communications design showcase their work in motion, interaction, exhibit design, print, and brand identities. The reception for the show is Thursday, June 2, 5-7 p.m.

  • Professor Receives Award

    May 31, 2016

    Professor of Physics Stamatis Vokos recently received the Innovation in Academia Award for Science and Business.

  • “Psychological Science Meets the World of Faith”

    May 29, 2016

    Award-winning social psychologist David Myers presents the annual lecture on the integration of faith and professional practice as part of the School of Psychology, Family, and Community’s annual research conference.

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.