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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.



  • Power Poetry

    Feb 25, 2015

    NPR-affiliate KPLU radio interviewed students and Tent City 3 residents during a weekly spoken word workshop.

  • Praying for Alumna Phyllis Sortor

    Feb 24, 2015

    The SPU community joins the Free Methodist Church and others around the world in praying for the kidnapped missionary.

  • Christine Chaney

    New Writing Curriculum

    Feb 24, 2015

    Professor of English Chris Chaney talks about the research behind the upcoming change in SPU's core curriculum.

  • Women Who ROCK

    $1,000 Visit Scholarship

    Feb 23, 2015

    Come to an SPU visit event before May 1, enroll for Autumn Quarter 2015, and get a scholarship.

  • Tent City 3 at SPU

    Loving Our Homeless Neighbors

    Feb 22, 2015

    This lunchtime forum invites church leaders to share creative ways their congregations are engaging homelessness.

  • response

    What’s Your Hidden Superpower?

    Feb 21, 2015

    The next Response magazine looks at “the promise and perils of power.” Do you have a hidden (or not-so-hidden) power?

  • ETC Winter 2015

    Magazine for Prospective Students

    Feb 20, 2015

    etc is a free online and print magazine for students who care about academics, community, and faith.

  • Physics

    Physics Department Wins Award

    Feb 19, 2015

    The 5+ Club recognizes institutions for “outstanding contributions to the education of future physics teachers."

  • The Long Night Documentary

    Sex Trafficking in Seattle

    Feb 18, 2015

    Come see the documentary “The Long Night” and hear from State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles and filmmaker Tim Matsui.

  • Wanted and Drinking From the Wells of New Creation

    Holy Spirit, Justice, and Reconciliation

    Feb 17, 2015

    SPU Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn and Tierra Nueva's Chris Hoke talk about their new books.

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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