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.



  • GNAC Champions

    May 16, 2016

    The women’s track and field team won their second straight Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship, and three seniors won their individual events.

  • A Caffeinated Community

    May 16, 2016

    Coffee fuels the Pacific Northwest. In the latest issue of SPU's Response magazine, find out how SPU people are using the small bean to make a big difference.

  • Falcon Receives Academic Honors

    May 14, 2016

    Gymnast Maria Hundley, who won two national championships this year, was named to the All-District 8 Academic Team. She has a 3.70 grade point average and is a psychology major.

  • “Last Lecture” by Professor Kerry Dearborn

    May 13, 2016

    SPU's Ivy Honorary sponsors this annual event featuring a retiring faculty member.

  • Campus Flag at Half-Staff

    May 13, 2016

    The campus flag is at half-staff in recognition of the annual Peace Officers Memorial Day.

  • Track & Field Championships

    May 12, 2016

    The Falcons compete in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend.

  • Youth Discipleship Academy

    May 12, 2016

    If you’re a high school student who wants to take the next step in your faith journey, sign up for the School of Theology’s new program.

  • Undergraduate Research Conference

    May 11, 2016

    Students present their research in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics.

  • Defining “Innovation”

    May 10, 2016

    The Library’s next Creative Conversations event features Rolin Moe, director of Educational Technology and Media, who will take a critical look at the "Most Overused Word of 2012."

  • New Men's Basketball Coach

    May 10, 2016

    Falcon Assistant Coach Grant Leep has been appointed the new head coach of the men’s basketball team.

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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