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.



  • 2016 Commencement Information

    Dec 7, 2015

    Find out everything you need to know about the two graduation ceremonies.

  • Transfer to SPU

    Dec 7, 2015

    If you’re thinking about transferring to SPU, don’t miss an open house on Monday, January 11, designed just for you.

  • Study Abroad Programs

    Dec 6, 2015

    Students travel around the world, bringing their studies to life and experiencing other cultures.

  • Thinking About Graduate School?

    Dec 5, 2015

    Check out more than 45 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and dual degree programs.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Dec 3, 2015

    The campus flag is at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack in San Bernardino, California.

  • Falcon Named Player of the Year

    Dec 3, 2015

    Women’s soccer player Hannah Huesers was named Player of the Year in the West by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association.

  • Come to "Tradition"

    Dec 2, 2015

    Created and designed by students, this yearly event includes Christmas carols, crafts, hot cider, and much more.

  • Event for Prospective Students

    Nov 30, 2015

    If you’re thinking of applying to SPU, sign up for a free event to meet President Martin and enjoy the annual “Tradition” celebration on campus.

  • Festival of Lessons and Carols

    Nov 29, 2015

    This annual Advent Chapel on Tuesday, December 1, is facilitated by the SPU’s Department of Music.

  • Falcons Forever

    Nov 28, 2015

    These four SPU alumni tell their stories of how they stay connected to their alma mater.

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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