Engage With the SPU Community

Engage! 2015–16 Public Events

Renowned national and international speakers, some of Seattle's most engaging theatre performances, memorable concerts, outstanding athletic competition. SPU hosts many opportunities for you to connect with others and enrich your life. Explore upcoming events and get involved.

Brass Ensemble

Autumn Concert Series 
November 3-December 1, 2015

The Music Department offers a series of concerts featuring nationally recognized student choirs, faculty musicians, and instrumental ensembles. Learn more.

Digital Wisdom

Conversations at the Intersection of Technology, Theology, and Culture
November 3, 12, and 30, 2015

Theologians will discuss issues related to faith, identity, and living in a digital age. Learn more

Color Forms exhibit at the SPAC

Color Forms
Through November 27, 2015

The Art Center Gallery presents a multi-media exhibit exploring the use of color in a variety of forms, including paintings, knitted pieces, and an installation of more than 30 quilts from around the world curated by alumna Jessica Susan Vehorn. Learn more.

Sacred Sounds

Sacred Sounds of Christmas
Monday, November 30, 2015

This much-anticipated annual event features the best of sacred Advent music and Christmas carols from around the world, performed by the Music Department's nationally recognized student and faculty musicians. Learn more.


“Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Ancient World”
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Centuries before George McDonald, J.R.R.Tolkien, and C.S. Lewis, the Græco-Roman world featured many examples of non-realistic fiction. Owen Ewald, the C. May Marston assistant professor of classics, will look at the creative works of early writers. Learn more.

Doris Kerns Goodwin

An Evening With Doris Kearns Goodwin
Thursday, April 7, 2016

The world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author will give a free public lecture in SPU’s Royal Brougham Pavilion beginning at 7 p.m. She comes to campus as part of SPU’s annual Downtown Business Breakfast. More details coming soon.

John Perkins

Annual John M. Perkins Lecture Series
April 18-19, 2016

The co-founder of SPU’s John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development returns to campus. More details coming soon.