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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.



  • Falcons

    SPU Athletes of the Year

    Jun 16, 2014

    Men’s basketball player David Downs and women’s gymnast Maria Hundley are co-winners for the 2014 award.

  • music therapy

    Music Therapy Camps

    Jun 14, 2014

    SPU's Music Therapy program and EMP Museum offer this unique camp for children with developmental challenges.

  • Teaching

    Summer Classes for Educators

    Jun 14, 2014

    Every summer, SPU’s Center for Professional Education offers courses created specifically for educators.

  • Photo: SPU sign on campus

    From This Place

    Jun 14, 2014

    In today’s Seattle Times, we congratulate SPU’s Class of 2014. We're proud of you.

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    Undergraduate Commencement

    Jun 13, 2014

    Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, will give the address.

  • Ivy Cutting

    90 Years of Tradition

    Jun 11, 2014

    Hundreds of graduating seniors and their families take part in SPU’s annual Ivy Cutting ceremony on June 13.

  • SPU Graduation

    Commencement Information

    Jun 8, 2014

    Find out everything you need to know for this week's two graduation exercises.

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    Welcome, Marian Wright Edelman

    Jun 7, 2014

    The founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund will give the Undergraduate Commencement address.

  • Campus Shooting

    Jun 6, 2014

    Read updates as information becomes available.

  • Te Deum Canceled Tonight

    Jun 6, 2014

    The Bruchner Te Deum concert is canceled tonight. 

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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