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.



  • Master of Arts in Asian American Ministry

    Aug 3, 2016

    The degree combines general theology with specialized study in race, culture, psychology, Asian American context, and Christian reconciliation.

  • Academic Awards for Falcons

    Aug 2, 2016

    For the sixth year in a row, the Falcons have won the NCAA Division II American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award.

  • Fulbright Scholars

    Aug 1, 2016

    Two graduates of the Global Development program have won highly competitive Fulbright awards. Kata Krueger ’15 will travel to Indonesia to teach English, while Shaina Mackin ’16 will travel to Malaysia.

  • Life at SPU: A Video

    Jul 30, 2016

    There's a lot to see and do when you live on campus. Student Alec Whitmore '16 created this short video about life at SPU.

  • Resources for Veterans, Dependents

    Jul 29, 2016

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

  • History and the 2016 Election

    Jul 28, 2016

    In an exclusive interview, Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke with SPU’s Response magazine about the election and the lessons we can draw from history.

  • Leadership Roles in Education

    Jul 26, 2016

    Education Professor Robin Henrikson discusses the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program.

  • “The Best Summer of My Life”

    Jul 24, 2016

    Alumnus Danny Walter has a long relationship with SPU’s Camp Casey on Whidbey Island.

  • School of Psychology, Family, and Community

    Jul 22, 2016

    SPU’s psychology programs offer learning that is rooted in science, informed by faith, and applied in real-world settings.

  • Professor’s Op-ed Featured in Seattle Times

    Jul 20, 2016

    When tragedy strikes, Professor Emerita Kathleen Braden sends sympathy cards to cities around the world.

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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