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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.



  • Women Who ROCK

    $1,000 Visit Scholarship

    Apr 26, 2015

    Come to an SPU visit event before May 1, enroll for Autumn Quarter 2015, and get a scholarship.

  • Falcons

    Gymnasts Win Academic Honors

    Apr 25, 2015

    The Falcons' contingent was the largest among six teams in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

  • theatre light

    As It Is in Heaven

    Apr 24, 2015

    The SPU Theatre Department presents this drama about a 19th century Shaker community and the “visions” of a nonbeliever. 

  • Stained Glass

    Challenges, Hope of Reconciliation

    Apr 22, 2015

    Don't miss this international conference featuring renowned leaders in reconciliation, psychology, and theology. 

  • Re-Designing the Bible for Reading, and How Kickstarter Made It Possible

    Re-Designing the Bible

    Apr 21, 2015

    Come hear Adam Lewis Greene introduce Bibliotheca, a project which prints the biblical library into volumes designed for reading.

  • Taproot Theatre Production Best of Enemies

    Continuing the Conversation

    Apr 21, 2015

    Following Taproot Theatre’s production of Best of Enemies, SPU community members will moderate audience discussions.

  • John Perkins

    Welcome Back, John Perkins!

    Apr 20, 2015

    One of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the civil rights movement and a partner with SPU returns to campus.

  • Graduate School

    Continue Your Education

    Apr 17, 2015

    SPU offers a wide range of programs and courses to meet the needs of today's professionals.

  • Student Employees of the Year Danielle Valdes and Kelsey Chase

    Student Employees of the Year

    Apr 16, 2015

    The supervisors for Kelsey Chase and Danielle Valdes have high praise for their student workers.

  • Ethics Bowl

    2015 Ethics Bowl

    Apr 16, 2015

    SPU hosts this Independent Colleges of Washington event for students designed to showcase knowledge of applied ethics.

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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