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.



  • GNAC Champions

    May 16, 2016

    The women’s track and field team won their second straight Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship, and three seniors won their individual events.

  • Falcon Receives Academic Honors

    May 14, 2016

    Gymnast Maria Hundley, who won two national championships this year, was named to the All-District 8 Academic Team. She has a 3.70 grade point average and is a psychology major.

  • “Last Lecture” by Professor Kerry Dearborn

    May 13, 2016

    SPU's Ivy Honorary sponsors this annual event featuring a retiring faculty member.

  • Campus Flag at Half-Staff

    May 13, 2016

    The campus flag is at half-staff in recognition of the annual Peace Officers Memorial Day.

  • Track & Field Championships

    May 12, 2016

    The Falcons compete in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend.

  • Youth Discipleship Academy

    May 12, 2016

    If you’re a high school student who wants to take the next step in your faith journey, sign up for the School of Theology’s new program.

  • Undergraduate Research Conference

    May 11, 2016

    Students present their research in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics.

  • Defining “Innovation”

    May 10, 2016

    The Library’s next Creative Conversations event features Rolin Moe, director of Educational Technology and Media, who will take a critical look at the "Most Overused Word of 2012."

  • New Men's Basketball Coach

    May 10, 2016

    Falcon Assistant Coach Grant Leep has been appointed the new head coach of the men’s basketball team.

  • National Nurses Week

    May 9, 2016

    The School of Health Sciences invites you to an open house today in the Nursing Skills Lab in Marston 256 to meet students and learn more about the nursing programs.

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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