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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.



  • theatre mini set

    Creative Conversations

    Feb 25, 2014

    Professor of Theater Don Yanik, one of the area’s best known set designers, talks about his work.

  • Piano

    Music Therapy Major

    Feb 24, 2014

    The program offers opportunities for musicians to use their skills to serve others through the functional use of music.

  • MFT Training

    Therapists and Physicians

    Feb 23, 2014

    The Medical Family Therapy program hosts monthly training seminars for health professionals.

  • running

    Falcon Running Camp

    Feb 22, 2014

    This program for young people in grades 7-12 offers instruction from expert coaches and elite athletes.

  • Lightbulb

    A Different Kind of Bookstore

    Feb 21, 2014

    The Seattle Times profiles alumna Danielle Hulton and her new business for those who love technology.

  • Brass Ensemble

    Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert

    Feb 19, 2014

    Don't miss this great night of music with a select ensemble of wind and percussion players.

  • myna capp

    Creative Conversations

    Feb 18, 2014

    Adjunct music faculty member Myna Capp talks about her book Namibian Soundscapes: Music of the People and the Land.

  • Lectio: Guided Bible Reading

    Lectio: Guided Bible Reading

    Feb 16, 2014

    This online program is led by School of Theology professors. Read or listen online.

  • Campus summer

    Planning a Summer Conference?

    Feb 15, 2014

    SPU is host to many nonprofit groups during the summer, including Campus Crusade and United Way.

  • Madeline Haugen

    A Student Considers Health Care

    Feb 14, 2014

    A mission trip to rural Mexico changed the meaning of “access to health care” for Madeline Haugen.

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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