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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.



  • Orchestra

    Music Department Oratorio

    Jun 3, 2014

    Join SPU musicians for the season's final concert, featuring Te Deum, a magnificent hymn of praise to God.

  • Jim Mitre

    Remembering a Faculty Member

    Jun 3, 2014

    A memorial service for Jim Mitre, nursing instructor in the School of Health Sciences, will be held today at 1 p.m. on campus.

  • Homecoming

    Class of 1964

    Jun 2, 2014

    A 50th reunion celebration on June 13 includes campus tours, catered lunch and dinner, and more.

  • Percussion Ensemble

    Percussion Ensemble Concert

    Jun 1, 2014

    The ensemble features traditional, classic, and historic compositions on drums and other percussion instruments.

  • McKayla Fricker

    Falcon Named Athlete of the Year

    May 30, 2014

    McKayla Fricker is the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Outdoor Track & Field Female Athlete of the Year.

  • theatre light

    “Tomato Plant Girl”

    May 28, 2014

    This week, the SPU Theatre Department presents a family-friendly production for young audiences.

  • Fricker

    Falcon Wins National Title

    May 27, 2014

    Senior McKayla Fricker won the women's 800 meter race at the recent NCAA Division II Championships.

  • School of Psychology, Family, and Community

    Faith and Professional Practice

    May 27, 2014

    This event by the School of Psychology, Family, and Community features student research and a special lecture.

  • Nic Madrazo

    We Remember

    May 26, 2014

    Alumnus and Marine 1st Lieutenant Nicholas Madrazo ‘05 died September 9, 2008, in Afghanistan.

  • Flag

    SPU Memorial Day Observance

    May 25, 2014

    The SPU community is invited to this annual event on Tuesday, May 27, sponsored by the Veteran and Military Support Cadre.

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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