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.



  • Talley’s Folly

    May 24, 2016

    The SPU Theatre Department presents playwright Lanford Wilson’s romantic comedy about two unlikely sweethearts.

  • Staff Member Wins Award

    May 22, 2016

    Tali Hairston, director of the John Perkins Center, was recently honored by the American Society for Public Administration.

  • Lockdown has Ended

    May 21, 2016

    Lockdown has ended. Recent information indicates that there is no further threat to campus. SPU Security Officers will remain vigilant on campus.

  • Art and Music Collaboration

    May 19, 2016

    This unique event designed by faculty members Scott Kolbo and Brian Chin features projected video animations and live music — with an improvisational component thrown in for the final act.

  • The Way of Justice

    May 18, 2016

    At the library’s next Creative Conversations, Professor of Spanish Robert Baah will look at the writings of priest and poet Ernesto Cardenal of Nicaragua.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    May 18, 2016

    The campus flag is at half-staff in memory of Washington National Guard First Lieutenant David A. Bauders, 25, of Seattle.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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