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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.



  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Feb 25, 2016

    Campus flags are at half-staff today in memory of Washington National Guard SSG Matthew McClintock of Des Moines, Washington.

  • The Holy Spirit and Imagination in Reconciliation

    Feb 24, 2016

    At the Library's next Creative Conversations, Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn will explore how the Holy Spirit transforms imaginations to foster reconciliation between individuals and communities.

  • A Necessary Conversation

    Feb 24, 2016

    Students for Change and SPU President Dan Martin invite students, faculty, and staff to an upcoming campus forum to continue our discussions around racial reconciliation and diversity.

  • Reconciliation Studies Prof. Brenda Salter McNeil in Chapel

    Feb 22, 2016

    The associate professor and director of reconciliation studies will speak in chapel on Tuesday, February 23, 11:10 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

  • Students: Take a NAP on Feb. 24

    Feb 22, 2016

    Is it possible to have fun and study? Find out at the first-ever Night Against Procrastination in the library.

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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