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.



  • New Film Studies Major

    Aug 13, 2016

    Alumnus Joe Miller ‘13 created a self-designed major in film and is now a film producer in Los Angeles. SPU will offer a new film studies major in September.

  • A One-of-a-Kind Community

    Aug 12, 2016

    You’ll experience life-changing relationships and support only possible in a small, close-knit setting like SPU.

  • Health and Human Performance

    Aug 11, 2016

    This department offers several majors and minors in health and exercise science.

  • Biology and Basketball

    Aug 8, 2016

    Senior Hannah Rodrigues says her faith has grown and been tested in her classes and in athletics.

  • SPU's John Perkins Center

    Aug 8, 2016

    The center helps students engage in discipleship and become leaders in the areas of justice, community development, and reconciliation.

  • Come Back for the Grand Reunion!

    Aug 7, 2016

    Register now for the biggest alumni gathering in SPU history, October 7-8. 

  • Athlete of the Year

    Aug 6, 2016

    The highly decorated Falcon gymnast Maria Hundley was named the SPU Athlete of the Year. 

  • Nursing Graduate Programs

    Aug 5, 2016

    The School of Health Sciences offers several nationally-accredited programs for graduate degrees and certifications.

  • Come Visit This Summer

    Aug 5, 2016

    If you’re thinking of applying to SPU, schedule an individual visit or register for a summer visit day on an SPU Friday.

  • Learning to Communicate Well

    Aug 4, 2016

    A degree in communication and journalism can lead to a career in almost any profession.

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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