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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.



  • Scott Beers

    Professor on NPR

    Mar 27, 2014

    Education Professor Scott Beers comments on the lost practice of cursive writing in an interview for National Public Radio.

  • erin oconnel

    Athletic Director Named President

    Mar 26, 2014

    Erin O’Connell is the first female president of the USRowing Board of Directors, the governing body for the sport of rowing in the U.S.

  • response

    Helping Youth Flourish

    Mar 26, 2014

    The latest issue of SPU’s Response magazine looks at community partnerships with public schools.

  • 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.”

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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