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.

  • 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.

  • What Can You Do With a Math Degree?

    Jul 12, 2016

    Alumni are employed in teaching, data analysis, actuarial work, statistics, legal work, and programming, as well as other areas.

  • Our Retiring Faculty Members

    Jul 11, 2016

    Six distinguished faculty members retired this year. Find out more about them, and wish them well by sending in a word of thanks.

  • A Unique Youth Outdoor Education Program

    Jul 10, 2016

    Youth groups visiting SPU’s Camp Casey Conference Center can add Native American storytelling to their retreat agenda.

  • Take a Class This Summer

    Jul 9, 2016

    SPU offers summer courses for undergraduates and graduates.

  • Campus Prayer Service

    Jul 8, 2016

    The Office of University Ministries will host a time of prayer on Friday, July 8, at 11 a.m. in Alexander Chapel. Join us as we pray for justice, mercy, and reconciliation in our country.

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.