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.

  • Helping Children With Disabilities

    Nov 19, 2014

    Dr. Tracy Jirikowic from the University of Washington will discuss how to help children with developmental disabilities.

  • Library Naming Ceremony

    Nov 19, 2014

    The Library will be named the Ames Library in honor of longtime benefactors Gary and Barbara Ames.

  • SPU and Tent City 3

    Nov 18, 2014

    Sociology professors Karen Snedker and Jennifer McKinney talk about their multifaceted research project.

  • Music “Firsts”

    Nov 17, 2014

    This faculty recital features cello "firsts” ― the first music in its genre and the first for its composer.

  • Movies, Meaning, Magical Cigars

    Nov 16, 2014

    Image journal welcomes Northern Irish storyteller Gareth Higgins, who will discuss Celtic spirituality and the power of stories.

  • Financial Aid Tool for Prospective Students

    Nov 15, 2014

    Use the Net Price Calculator if you're interested in becoming a full-time undergraduate student.

  • Falcons in Soccer Playoffs!

    Nov 13, 2014

    The No. 1 seed Falcons compete in the NCAA Division II men's soccer regional semi-final at Interbay Stadium on Saturday.

  • "Lost in Yonkers"

    Nov 13, 2014

    The Theatre Department presents Neil Simon's masterful comedy-drama about teenage brothers living with their eccentric family.

  • A Night of Instrumental Music

    Nov 12, 2014

    The SPU Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble perform on Thursday, November 13.

  • Homeless Heroes

    Nov 11, 2014

    Representatives from Seattle Stand Down will talk about ways to prevent and eliminate homelessness among veterans.

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.