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.



  • Creative Conversations

    May 12, 2015

    As a chaplain in a county jail, Chris Hoke (MFA '13) will look at ways to apply monastic practices inside America's penal system.

  • Business Graduate Programs

    May 10, 2015

    Learn about the MBA, MS-ISM, and MAM degrees at an open house on Wednesday, May 13, in McKenna Hall.

  • A Conversation With Andy Crouch

    May 9, 2015

    The executive editor of Christianity Today talks about becoming God’s “image-bearers” and the purpose of power.

  • Students Compete in International Math Competition

    May 7, 2015

    The contest includes student and faculty teams from more than 900 institutions around the world.

  • Creative Conversations

    May 5, 2015

    School of Theology Dean Doug Strong discusses the new edition of the classic book Rediscovering an Evangelical Heritage.

  • Celebrate APA Heritage Month

    May 4, 2015

    SPU's Asian American Ministry Program hosts a special event on Tuesday, May 5.

  • Experience and Knowledge of God

    May 4, 2015

    Theology Professor Doug Koskela explores the Wesleyan understanding of how one comes to embrace the Christian faith.

  • Lessons From an Author

    Apr 29, 2015

    SPU alumna and children’s book author Christa Pierce is the featured speaker for the Library’s “Creative Conversations” series.

  • As It Is in Heaven

    Apr 28, 2015

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

  • $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.

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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