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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.



  • MFT Training

    Therapists and Physicians

    Jan 4, 2014

    The Medical Family Therapy program hosts monthly training seminars for health professionals.

  • China

    Studying in China

    Jan 3, 2014

    SPU students will study international marketing and the Chinese economy in Chengdu, China.

  • Graduate School

    New Year’s Resolution

    Jan 1, 2014

    If you’re thinking about graduate school, plan to attend an open house on Tuesday, January 28.

  • Image: mortar board

    2014 Commencement

    Dec 30, 2013

    Find out everything you need to know for the 2014 graduation exercises.

  • Transfer Students

    Transfer to SPU

    Dec 28, 2013

    If you’re thinking about transferring to SPU, don’t miss an open house on January 28 designed just for you.

  • Thank You

    Honor Roll of Donors

    Dec 25, 2013

    Learn about the many generous donors who have invested in SPU’s vision to engage the culture and change the world.

  • girl rising

    "Girl Rising"

    Dec 24, 2013

    This documentary chronicles the lives of girls from nine countries who have fought for their right to education.

  • Dominique Garcia

    Alumna Wins Award

    Dec 23, 2013

    Dominique Garcia wins a Latino Scholarship Graduate School Fellowship at the University of Washington-Bothell.

  • Photo: SPU sign on campus

    Come Visit Us!

    Dec 22, 2013

    Check out the upcoming visit days to see our campus, learn about financial aid, and meet students and faculty.

  • Fort Casey Inn

    Fort Casey Inn

    Dec 21, 2013

    Owned and operated by SPU, the inn offers nine beautifully restored Victorian homes located on Whidbey Island.

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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