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.

  • Service at Veterans Cemetery

    May 23, 2015

    The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drum Corps will perform at the annual Memorial Day service at Evergreen Washelli in Seattle.

  • Memorial Day Observance

    May 22, 2015

    The annual campus observance will be Tuesday, May 26, beginning at 12 p.m. at the flag pole in Tiffany Loop.

  • Student Art Show

    May 22, 2015

    Seniors in visual communications design showcase their work in motion, interaction, exhibit design, print, and brand identities.

  • Wind Ensemble Concert

    May 21, 2015

    The concert on May 22 will feature the Flute Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Sax Quartet, and chamber ensembles.

  • Laughing in the Dark

    May 20, 2015

    Author Dyana Herron talks about the advantages and pitfalls of using humor to approach painful or delicate material.

  • “Oh, Coward!”

    May 20, 2015

    SPU’s Theatre Department presents this musical review about the life and work of British legend Noel Coward.

  • Celebrating Faculty Authors

    May 18, 2015

    The event highlights seven new books written by professors in the School of Theology and Seattle Pacific Seminary.

  • Gospel Choir in "Hosea" Oratoiro

    May 18, 2015

    The choir joins student groups, music faculty, and local performers for this special event on May 19.

  • “No Limits, No Boundaries”

    May 17, 2015

    The lecture aims to increase campus and community awareness about perceptions of individuals with disabilities.

  • Falcon Running Camp

    May 16, 2015

    Since 1960, the camp has given runners an opportunity to run the wooded trails at SPU’s Camp Casey on Whidbey Island.

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.