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.



  • 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.

  • New Writing Curriculum

    Feb 24, 2015

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

  • Loving Our Homeless Neighbors

    Feb 22, 2015

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

  • 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?

  • 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 Department Wins Award

    Feb 19, 2015

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

  • 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.

  • Holy Spirit, Justice, and Reconciliation

    Feb 17, 2015

    SPU Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn and Tierra Nueva's Chris Hoke talk about their new books.

  • Creative Conversations

    Feb 16, 2015

    Physics professors Amy Roberston and Kara Gray talk about their research in measuring content knowledge for teaching.

  • Music of the Great Jazz Composers

    Feb 15, 2015

    Join Instructor and jazz pianist Dan Kramlich as he plays jazz favorites by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and others.

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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