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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.



  • Summer at SPU

    Take a Summer Class

    Jul 3, 2015

    The next session begins July 13, with courses for undergraduates and graduates.

  • Social Justice at SPU

    Jul 1, 2015

    Watch how students, professors, and staff are engaged in social justice in the classroom and off campus.

  • camp-casey-lab

    Study Biology at SPU

    Jun 29, 2015

    Learn about six undergraduate majors, each framed by rigorous coursework and critical, ethical thinking.

  • Glen Workshop

    A Week Can Change a Life

    Jun 28, 2015

    Image journal's Glen Workshop combines the best elements of a workshop, an arts festival, and a spiritual retreat.

  • Clock tower

    Summer Conference Location?

    Jun 27, 2015

    United Way and the Suzuki Institute are some of the many nonprofit groups who meet on campus during the summer.

  • Women's Basketball

    Falcon Wins Top Honor

    Jun 26, 2015

    Falcon basketball player and graduating senior Suzanna Ohlsen is named the GNAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

  • Photo: SPU sign on campus

    SPU a “Best Value”

    Jun 25, 2015

    U.S. News & World Report's 2015 “America's Best Colleges” issue ranked SPU #4 in the category “Best Value.”

  • SPULink

    SPULink Now Available

    Jun 24, 2015

    Check out SPU’s new career development, networking, and student-employment tool. Find jobs, internships, and more.

  • School of Education

    Graduate Program Accredited

    Jun 24, 2015

    The Master of Education in School Counseling program has been granted initial national accreditation.

  • David Stewart

    Project READY

    Jun 23, 2015

    Psychology Professor Dave Stewart and students work in a drug and alcohol intervention program in local high schools.

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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