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.



  • SPULink Now Available

    Jun 24, 2015

    Check out SPU’s new career development, networking, and student-employment tool. Find jobs, internships, and more.

  • Graduate Program Accredited

    Jun 24, 2015

    The Master of Education in School Counseling program has been granted initial national accreditation.

  • Project READY

    Jun 23, 2015

    Psychology Professor Dave Stewart and students work in a drug and alcohol intervention program in local high schools.

  • Falcon Running Camp

    Jun 20, 2015

    This program for young people in grades 7-12 offers instruction from expert coaches and elite athletes.

  • Magazine for Prospective Students

    Jun 19, 2015

    Check out etc, the award-winning publication full of stories that make us SPU!

  • RN-to-BSN Program

    Jun 18, 2015

    Learn more the baccalaureate degree program for working registered nurses.

  • Open House at Camp Casey

    Jun 17, 2015

    The day includes tours, free admission to the pool, and a surplus sale at SPU’s conference center on Whidbey Island.

  • Professor Studies Teen Depression

    Jun 15, 2015

    Psychology Professor Amy Mezulis is researching adolescent depression, funded by a National Institute of Mental Health grant.

  • Alumna Receives Award

    Jun 14, 2015

    Esther Jeffery ’76 received the 2015 School Nurse Excellence Award from the Alaska School Nurses Association.

  • Falcon Wins Top Honors

    Jun 13, 2015

    GNAC names Falcon basketball player and graduating senior Riley Stockton as the Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.

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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