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.



  • A Reconciliation Movement

    Dec 12, 2015

    See what reconciliation looks like at SPU.

  • Men’s Basketball at Home

    Dec 10, 2015

    The Falcons host the Oak Harbor Freight Lines Classic in Brougham Pavilion this weekend.

  • Coach of the Year

    Dec 9, 2015

    Men’s Soccer Head Coach Mark Collings was named the GNAC Coach of the Year after leading the Falcons to a 14-1-3 record.

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor

    Dec 7, 2015

    Campus flags are at half-staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

  • 2016 Commencement Information

    Dec 7, 2015

    Find out everything you need to know about the two graduation ceremonies.

  • Transfer to SPU

    Dec 7, 2015

    If you’re thinking about transferring to SPU, don’t miss an open house on Monday, January 11, designed just for you.

  • Study Abroad Programs

    Dec 6, 2015

    Students travel around the world, bringing their studies to life and experiencing other cultures.

  • Thinking About Graduate School?

    Dec 5, 2015

    Check out more than 45 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and dual degree programs.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Dec 3, 2015

    The campus flag is at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack in San Bernardino, California.

  • Falcon Named Player of the Year

    Dec 3, 2015

    Women’s soccer player Hannah Huesers was named Player of the Year in the West by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association.

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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