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.



  • Resources for Veterans, Dependents

    May 30, 2016

    SPU offers financial, academic, and social support to veterans, including participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

  • “Psychological Science Meets the World of Faith”

    May 29, 2016

    Award-winning social psychologist David Myers presents the annual lecture on the integration of faith and professional practice as part of the School of Psychology, Family, and Community’s annual research conference.

  • Student Art Show

    May 28, 2016

    Seniors in visual communications design showcase their work in motion, interaction, exhibit design, print, and brand identities.

  • Service at Veterans Cemetery

    May 27, 2016

    The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drum Corps will perform at the annual Memorial Day service at Evergreen Washelli in Seattle.

  • School of Health Sciences

    May 25, 2016

    Whether you’re a potential undergraduate or graduate student, the school’s nationally accredited programs open the door to service and professional challenge.

  • Coach of the Year

    May 25, 2016

    Karl Lerum has been named the West Region Women's Outdoor Coach of the Year for the fifth time by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

  • Talley’s Folly

    May 24, 2016

    The SPU Theatre Department presents playwright Lanford Wilson’s romantic comedy about two unlikely sweethearts.

  • Crowder in Concert

    May 23, 2016

    Grammy-nominated Christian folktronica musician Crowder will perform at SPU on October 8. Tickets are on sale now.

  • Staff Member Wins Award

    May 22, 2016

    Tali Hairston, director of the John Perkins Center, was recently honored by the American Society for Public Administration.

  • Lockdown has Ended

    May 21, 2016

    Lockdown has ended. Recent information indicates that there is no further threat to campus. SPU Security Officers will remain vigilant on campus.

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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