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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.



  • A Musical Showcase

    Apr 27, 2017

    To celebrate SPU’s 125 anniversary, the Music Department will feature finalists from the SPU Concerto Competition, along with the Jazz Ensemble, Brass Choir, and a preview of music from Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

  • Poet Mischa Willett

    Apr 26, 2017

    SPU’s writing instructor will read from his new book of poems during the annual Gates Reading, named for Professor Emerita of English Fan Mayhall Gates.

  • Celebration of Service

    Apr 25, 2017

    On Thursday, April 27, the SPU community will gather to honor faculty and staff who are celebrating milestone years of commitment and service.

  • John Perkins in Chapel

    Apr 22, 2017

    The co-founder of SPU’s John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development and the author of the new book Dream with Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win returns to campus for his annual lecture.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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