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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.



  • Tradition

    A Christmas “Tradition”

    Dec 4, 2013

    This annual student-produced event includes activities for all ages. Families with young children are especially welcome.

  • Falcons

    Falcons on the Road

    Dec 3, 2013

    The Alumni Center is sponsoring several events for fans at upcoming away basketball games.

  • Jack Levison

    Professor’s New Book

    Dec 2, 2013

    Several local book events will feature Professor Jack Levison reading from Inspired: The Holy Spirit and the Mind of Faith.

  • iTunes U

    SPU’s iTunes U

    Nov 30, 2013

    Check out the outstanding audio and video content from professors, special guests, and community events.

  • Homecoming

    Homecoming Is Coming

    Nov 29, 2013

    Come back to SPU and catch up with friends and professors, as well as enjoy many other events on campus.

  • Peterson Hall

    Education Graduate Programs

    Nov 26, 2013

    The School of Education offers numerous advanced degrees for teachers, counselors, and administrators.

  • Congratulations, Team!

    Nov 25, 2013

    Four students won the grand prize and a second award at the Tacoma Entrepreneur Network Business Plan Competition.

  • Piano

    Music Therapy Program

    Nov 24, 2013

    This established health care profession uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs.

  • paris

    Studying Around the World

    Nov 23, 2013

    Check out more than 18 study abroad programs and international opportunities for students.

  • jfk

    50 Years Ago

    Nov 22, 2013

    SPU’s student newspaper, The Falcon, reported on the campus reaction to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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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