News

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.



  • Constructing Modern Knowledge

    Feb 16, 2016

    Dr. Gary Stager, one of the world’s leading experts and advocates for computer programming, robotics, and learning-by-doing, comes to SPU. 

  • Magazine for Prospective Students

    Feb 13, 2016

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

  • Def Poetry Jam Night

    Feb 11, 2016

    This Black History Month event on Friday, February 12, is a celebration and exploration of the rich tradition of poetry in African American culture.

  • “Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Ancient World”

    Feb 6, 2016

    Assistant Professor of Classics Owen Ewald looks at the creative works of early writers during the annual C. May Marston Lecture.

  • Special Guest Speaker in Chapel

    Feb 5, 2016

    Dr. Soon-Chan Rah is teaching the first course in SPU’s new Master of Arts in Asian American Ministry degree.

  • One Student’s Idea

    Feb 3, 2016

    Maya Swinehart spoke with NPR-affiliate KPLU about her work with Campus Dining Services and Sodexo to give unused food to those who need it.

  • Theology, Technology, and Culture

    Feb 2, 2016

    SPU professors will talk about developing a framework for digital wisdom, which includes theological principles, cultural critiques, and formative practices.

  • The Illusion

    Feb 1, 2016

    The SPU Theatre Department presents this Tony Kushner play about an aging father, his estranged son, and an all-knowing magician.

  • "Black Vespers"

    Jan 31, 2016

    To celebrate Black History Month, join an evening of prayers, black spirituals, and ecumenical readings featuring the SPU Gospel Choir, faculty members, and special guest concert pianist William Chapman Nyaho.

  • GOLD Alumna of the Year

    Jan 27, 2016

    Learn more about alumna Moorea Seal '09 ― artist, entrepreneur, and "Pinterest phenomenon.” 

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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