News

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.



  • Invite Your Mom!

    Oct 31, 2015

    Mom’s Day is a chance to show your mom your home away from home.

  • The Sacred Sounds of Christmas

    Oct 30, 2015

    SPU’s highly acclaimed downtown choral celebration at McCaw Hall is almost sold out. Get your tickets today!

  • Student Featured

    Oct 29, 2015

    In a feature story in the Press Enterprise newspaper, sophomore Maggie Destinee Sanchez talks about her transition from high school to SPU.

  • Calling All Falcon Fans!

    Oct 27, 2015

    Alumni Relations is hosting a special event for this weekend’s triple-header in Falcon sports.

  • Stargazing From Camp Casey

    Oct 26, 2015

    Students studying astronomy have the opportunity use a telescope at SPU’s conference center on Whidbey Island.

  • Welcome, Orlando Ashford

    Oct 25, 2015

    The president of Holland America Line comes to campus as part of a quarterly event featuring local and regional business professionals.

  • Business Can Change the World

    Oct 24, 2015

    Viewing the purpose of business as more than making a profit is a common theme among many SPU alumni and student entrepreneurs.

  • Inc. Magazine Features Alumnus

    Oct 22, 2015

    The magazine profiles Seattle businessman Dan Price, six months after his announcement of a $70,000 minimum wage for his employees.

  • Creating New Music

    Oct 20, 2015

    Music Professor Stephen Newby discusses an oratorio he composed based on the book of Hosea at the Library's next Creative Conversations event.

  • Visit SPU in October

    Oct 17, 2015

    “SPU Fridays” are designed for prospective students and their parents.

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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