News

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.



  • Falcon Soccer at Home

    Sep 19, 2017

    The men's and women's soccer teams play home games this week.

  • Celebrating Constitution Day

    Sep 17, 2017

    A federal income tax and the direct election of senators are two ways the Progressive era in the early 1900s transformed the American Constitution. Professor Emeritus of History Bill Woodward looks at these amendments in his yearly essay for Constitution Day.

  • Pivot Northwest

    Sep 13, 2017

    Several faith communities in Washington state are beginning a five-year research program to better engage and enrich the faith lives of young adults. The communities are working with the School of Theology and Industrial Organizational Psychology in this new program.

  • Flags at Half Staff

    Sep 11, 2017

    Campus flags are at half staff today for national Patriot Day, the annual memorial to the victims of the 9/11 tragedy.

  • New CE Courses

    Sep 10, 2017

    The School of Business, Government, and Economics has several new continuing education professional certificate courses launching Autumn Quarter. Many involve just two quarters of night classes and have no prerequisites.

  • Plan a Retreat at Camp Casey

    Sep 9, 2017

    SPU's conference center on Whidbey Island has special packages for young people, churches, and sports teams.

  • Thank You, Professor Grauf-Grounds!

    Sep 8, 2017

    Marriage and Family Therapy Professor Claudia Grauf-Grounds retired after more than 17 years at SPU. Find out more about her and other retiring faculty members, and send them a message.

  • Support for DACA Students

    Sep 5, 2017

    Higher education leaders in Washington state, including SPU President Dan Martin, released a statement about the upcoming termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA, which protects young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, will affect thousands of college students in Washington state and across the country.

  • College to Career

    Aug 25, 2017

    Whatever your dream career might be, SPU professors, mentors, and faculty advisors will help you develop a personalized plan for how to get there. See all the resources available.

  • Thank You, Professor Erisman!

    Aug 24, 2017

    Executive in Residence Al Erisman retired after more than 16 years at SPU. Find out more about him and other retiring faculty members, and send them a message.

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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