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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.



  • Sprint

    Hire a SPRINTer

    Mar 28, 2015

    Short-term student mission teams with Seattle Pacific Reachout International are raising money for their trips this summer.

  • Teacher and Students

    Martinez Fellows Scholarships

    Mar 27, 2015

    This scholarship is for students of color enrolled in one of SPU's graduate teacher education programs.

  • Jon Meis

    Alumnus Receives Award

    Mar 26, 2015

    Jon Meis ’14 was honored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation at a ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • MFT Training

    Therapists and Physicians

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Medical Family Therapy program hosts training seminars for health professionals.

  • Gymnast

    Gymnasts Head to Championships

    Mar 24, 2015

    For the 33rd time, the women’s gymnastics team earned an invitation to the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships.

  • Arnett Hall

    Life in the Halls

    Mar 22, 2015

    SPU's etc magazine explores the personality of our five residence halls.

  • Urban Plunge

    What Is Urban Plunge?

    Mar 21, 2015

    SPU students are participating in this unique program to learn about homelessness.

  • gymnastics

    Falcons Head to Championships

    Mar 19, 2015

    The gymnastics team will play in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championships on March 21 in Anchorage, Alaska.

  • McKenna Hall

    Graduate Business Programs

    Mar 19, 2015

    At an open house on March 25, learn about the MBA, MS-ISM, and specialized MA in Management programs.

  • Chris Reed

    Reed, Falcons Honored

    Mar 18, 2015

    Chris Reed wins Assistant Coach of the Year, and several Falcon athletes earn All-Region honors. 

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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