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.



  • Autism Lectures, Resource Fair

    Apr 21, 2017

    This special event features discussions from experts and families living with autism and a resource fair to connect individuals who have ASD and their families with community programs in Washington state.

  • Professor on KNKX

    Apr 21, 2017

    Bruce Congdon, dean of the division of STEM and social sciences, talks to local public radio station KNKX about why he is participating in the March for Science.

  • Come Visit Us This Summer

    Apr 21, 2017

    Summer is a great time to visit campus, learn about financial aid and scholarships, and meet students and faculty.

  • Family and Consumer Sciences

    Apr 20, 2017

    This department offers the only comprehensive Christian program in the Pacific Northwest with partnerships with the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (Interior Design) in Los Angeles.

  • A Different Kind of Business Competition

    Apr 18, 2017

    This unique event is designed to encourage students from all majors to develop entrepreneurial projects that can make a difference in the world.

  • "The Elements"

    Apr 14, 2017

    The four elements of earth, fire, wind, and water are depicted through original video animations and live music in this unique event designed by two SPU professors.

  • Come Visit SPU

    Apr 14, 2017

    SPU Fridays are designed for prospective students and their families. Visit classes, tour campus, meet students and faculty, learn about financial aid, and more.

  • Newby Composes Music for Free Boy

    Apr 13, 2017

    Associate Professor of Music Stephen Newby was commissioned by Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre to compose a children’s musical theatre production based on the novel, Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master.

  • Faith, Belief, and the Problem of Evil

    Apr 12, 2017

    University of Notre Dame Professor Robert Audi is the guest speaker for the inaugural Lecture in Philosophy.

  • Plan a Retreat at Camp Casey

    Apr 12, 2017

    SPU's conference center on Whidbey Island has special packages for young people, churches, and sports teams.

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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