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.

  • New Student Advising

    Aug 4, 2015

    Don’t miss this chance to get a head start on making the transition to SPU.

  • More Academic Honors for Falcons

    Aug 3, 2015

    The men's basketball program received the prestigious Team Academic Excellence Award.

  • Trying to Change the World

    Jul 31, 2015

    The New York Times follows up with SPU alumnus Dan Price and his decision to raise the minimum salary to $70,000 at his company.

  • Life in the Halls

    Jul 31, 2015

    SPU's etc magazine explores the personality of our five residence halls.

  • I/O Psychology

    Jul 29, 2015

    Changing the world of work, one meaningful conversation at a time. Learn about the industrial organizational psychology program.

  • Young Alumna of the Year

    Jul 28, 2015

    Kristen Eddings Tetteh ’06 is passionate in rallying others to defeat the world’s most pressing health challenges.

  • Power Outage

    Jul 27, 2015

    A section of lower Queen Anne Hill including the SPU campus is currently without power. More information at Seattle City Light.

  • Academic Honors for Falcons

    Jul 27, 2015

    For the second straight year, the Falcons earned a spot on the WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll.

  • Global Development Studies

    Jul 26, 2015

    This major combines a liberal arts perspective on global issues with courses in business.

  • Alumni Rates at Camp Casey

    Jul 25, 2015

    SPU alumni receive discount rates at Camp Casey Conference Center and Fort Casey Inn 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.