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.



  • Falcon Coach Featured

    Jan 26, 2017

    Grant Leep talks about his first year as coach of the men’s basketball team in a feature story in The Seattle Times.

  • Life After College Week

    Jan 23, 2017

    The Center for Career and Calling is sponsoring a week of practical workshop for all students as they head towards graduation.

  • Come Visit SPU

    Jan 22, 2017

    If you are a high school junior or senior, or transfer student under the age of 20, add a Falcon Night to the next SPU visit day.

  • Consider a Degree in Philosophy

    Jan 21, 2017

    When you study philosophy at SPU, you'll learn to see connections between different fields of thought such as science, religion, and ethics.

  • Falcon Featured in Seattle Times

    Jan 20, 2017

    Women’s basketball player Jordan McPhee comes from a basketball family, including her twin, Brittany, who plays for Stanford.

  • Falcon Basketball at Home

    Jan 18, 2017

    The men's and women's basketball teams play home games this week.

  • Faculty Member Wins Book Award

    Jan 13, 2017

    The Confessions of X, a novel by Writer in Residence Suzanne M. Wolfe, received Christianity Today’s 2017 Book Award for fiction.

  • Falcon Competitions This Week

    Jan 11, 2017

    The women's gymnastics team and the men's and women's track and field teams have local competitions this week.

  • The Last Trilogy of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas

    Jan 9, 2017

    Enjoy an evening lecture and performance of Beethoven’s majestic and enigmatic final piano sonatas with Assistant Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies Dainius Vaicekonis.

  • Professor Featured in Christianity Today

    Jan 9, 2017

    Associate Professor of Missiology David Leong talks about his new book, Race and Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation.

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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