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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.



  • Wind Symphony

    A Special Night of Music

    Feb 26, 2015

    The Symphonic Wind Ensemble joins other instrumental groups for a free concert on Friday,
    February 27.

  • Suzanna Ohlsen

    Academic All-America

    Feb 25, 2015

    Women's basketball player Suzanna Ohlsen is the CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year for NCAA Division II.

  • Power Poetry

    Feb 25, 2015

    NPR-affiliate KPLU radio interviewed students and Tent City 3 residents during a weekly spoken word workshop.

  • Praying for Alumna Phyllis Sortor

    Feb 24, 2015

    The SPU community joins the Free Methodist Church and others around the world in praying for the kidnapped missionary.

  • Christine Chaney

    New Writing Curriculum

    Feb 24, 2015

    Professor of English Chris Chaney talks about the research behind the upcoming change in SPU's core curriculum.

  • Tent City 3 at SPU

    Loving Our Homeless Neighbors

    Feb 22, 2015

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

  • response

    What’s Your Hidden Superpower?

    Feb 21, 2015

    The next Response magazine looks at “the promise and perils of power.” Do you have a hidden (or not-so-hidden) power?

  • ETC Winter 2015

    Magazine for Prospective Students

    Feb 20, 2015

    etc is a free online and print magazine for students who care about academics, community, and faith.

  • Physics

    Physics Department Wins Award

    Feb 19, 2015

    The 5+ Club recognizes institutions for “outstanding contributions to the education of future physics teachers."

  • The Long Night Documentary

    Sex Trafficking in Seattle

    Feb 18, 2015

    Come see the documentary “The Long Night” and hear from State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles and filmmaker Tim Matsui.

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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