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.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Feb 15, 2018

    Campus flags are at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack in Parkland, Florida.

  • International Food Festival

    Feb 14, 2018

    On Friday, February 16, the SPU community is invited to a potluck of different foods from around the world made by staff, faculty, and students.

  • Ash Wednesday Service

    Feb 12, 2018

    Campus Ministries will hold an Ash Wednesday service at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, at First Free Methodist Church.

  • Campus Remembrance Gathering

    Feb 11, 2018

    The Math Department will hold an informal gathering to remember Assistant Professor of Mathematics Russ Killingsworth on Monday, February 12, at 3:30 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall, room 109. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to come and share their memories.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Feb 10, 2018

    Campus flags are at half-staff in memory of former Washington Governor John Spellman, who passed away on January 15 at the age of 91.

  • Falcons at Home

    Feb 8, 2018

    The women’s basketball team faces Western Washington on Saturday, February 10. Wear white and come cheer on the Falcons as they “whiteout” the Vikings.

  • Community Potluck and Thanksgiving Celebration

    Feb 7, 2018

    You’re invited to a community potluck with our Tent City 3 neighbors on Friday, February 9, 6-7:30 p.m. in the SUB Gazebo Room. Come share a meal and say goodbye as they prepare to move off campus.

  • Creative Conversations With Philosophy Professors

    Feb 6, 2018

    Philosophers like to share their work with the most powerful critics available, even before publication. Philosophy professors and students will discuss what it’s like to write in such a critical culture at the Library’s next event on Thursday, February 8.

  • Falcon Featured in Seattle Times

    Jan 26, 2018

    Women’s basketball player Courtney Hollander talks about playing with the Falcons, who are 15-3 this season.

  • Conversations About Race, Diversity, and Reconciliation

    Jan 26, 2018

    Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join a weekly discussion to unpack the intersections and impact of race relations in their stories.

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.