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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.



  • Fricker

    Falcon Earns Top Spot

    Mar 25, 2014

    Runner McKayla Fricker posted the best 800-meter time in NCAA Division II and was named the GNAC Athlete of the Week.

  • Cherie Hughes, Roberto Limón

    Special Evening of Music

    Mar 24, 2014

    Music faculty member and soprano Chérie Hughes and guitarist Roberto Limón are collaborating on a new project.

  • Campus summer

    Plan Your Summer Visit Now!

    Mar 23, 2014

    If you’re thinking of applying to SPU, plan a vacation around these summer visit days.

  • SPU student with his mother

    E-newsletter for Parents

    Mar 22, 2014

    Receive monthly updates about events, faculty, new programs, and much more.

  • gymnastics

    Falcons Head to Championships

    Mar 21, 2014

    The gymnastics team will play in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on March 22 at UC Davis.

  • Falcons

    Coach, Seniors Receive Awards

    Mar 20, 2014

    The National Association of Basketball Coaches recognizes Coach Ryan Looney and seniors David Downs and Patrick Simons.

  • Clock tower

    SPU a “Best Value”

    Mar 18, 2014

    U.S. News & World Report's 2014 “Best Colleges” issue ranked SPU #2 in the category “Best Value.”

  • camp-casey-lab

    Sea Lab at Camp Casey

    Mar 17, 2014

    The lab showcases local marine life and educates guests on the importance of conservation.

  • Christopher Jones

    Concierge Medicine

    Mar 16, 2014

    Alumnus Dr. Christopher Jones pioneers a new type of access to health care for low-income families in Seattle.

  • Sprint

    Hire a SPRINTer

    Mar 15, 2014

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

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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