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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.



  • Tent City 3 at SPU

    Loving Our Homeless Neighbors

    Feb 7, 2015

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

  • Homecoming

    Homecoming 2015

    Feb 5, 2015

    Alumni, we are glad you're here! Check out the four-day schedule of events.

  • Kim Sawers

    Creative Conversations

    Feb 4, 2015

    President Dan Martin reads from his book, Rich Soil: Transforming Your Organization's Landscape for Maximum Effectiveness.

  • School of Education

    M.Ed. in School Counseling

    Feb 4, 2015

    The education program is granted initial national accreditation, recognizing the quality of its faculty and graduates.

  • Homelessness

    “Beyond the One Night Count”

    Feb 3, 2015

    Learn how to get involved in issues surrounding homelessness by attending an advocacy training forum on February 4.

  • Photo: SPU sign on campus

    Deadlines Approaching

    Feb 2, 2015

    If you’re applying to one of SPU’s 40 graduate programs, review this list of application deadlines.

  • theatre light

    Don’t Miss It!

    Feb 1, 2015

    The public is invited to campus for a series of upcoming lectures, concerts, theatre productions,
    and more.

  • MFT Training

    Therapists and Physicians

    Jan 31, 2015

    The Medical Family Therapy program hosts training seminars for health and mental health professionals.

  • "Come All Ye Songsters"

    Jan 28, 2015

    Don't miss a special concert with adjunct music faculty member Catherine Haight, soprano, and piano accompanist Emily Witt.

  • King Lear

    King Lear

    Jan 27, 2015

    The SPU Theatre presents this famous Shakespeare tragedy about a fictional king and powers of good and evil.

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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