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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.



  • Andy Crouch

    SPU Welcomes Andy Crouch

    Oct 6, 2014

    The executive editor of Christianity Today is the keynote speaker for SPU’s annual Day of Common Learning on October 22.

  • Graduate School

    Graduate Programs Open House

    Oct 5, 2014

    Learn about more than 40 graduate programs at an open house on Tuesday, October 7.

  • Sacred Sounds

    The Sacred Sounds of Christmas

    Oct 4, 2014

    SPU’s highly acclaimed downtown choral celebration at McCaw Hall is almost sold out. Get your tickets today!

  • SPU Student with Her Mother

    Visit SPU in October

    Oct 3, 2014

    “SPU Fridays” are designed for prospective students and their parents.

  • etc

    Outside the Classroom

    Oct 2, 2014

    etc magazine highlights how students and professors take advantage of learning opportunities in the Pacific Northwest.

  • SPU is Green

    A Green College

    Oct 2, 2014

    SPU is included in the 2014 Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.

  • Falcons

    Alumni Soccer Night

    Oct 2, 2014

    SPU alumni are invited to bring the family and cheer on the Falcons on Saturday, October 4, at Interbay Stadium.

  • John Perkins

    Discover the John Perkins Center

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Center is a first of-its-kind partnership between the John Perkins Foundation, SPU, and Christian community leaders.

  • Bill Woodward

    In Case You Missed It

    Oct 1, 2014

    In his annual essay, Professor of History Bill Woodward writes about “the simple brilliance” of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution.

  • Photo: SPU sign on campus

    Opening Chapel on September 30

    Sep 28, 2014

    The SPU community gathers to celebrate the beginning of a new school year.

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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