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.

  • 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.

  • Gymnasts Win Academic Honors

    Apr 25, 2015

    The Falcons' contingent was the largest among six teams in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

  • Challenges, Hope of Reconciliation

    Apr 22, 2015

    Don't miss this international conference featuring renowned leaders in reconciliation, psychology, and theology. 

  • Re-Designing the Bible

    Apr 21, 2015

    Come hear Adam Lewis Greene introduce Bibliotheca, a project which prints the biblical library into volumes designed for reading.

  • Continuing the Conversation

    Apr 21, 2015

    Following Taproot Theatre’s production of Best of Enemies, SPU community members will moderate audience discussions.

  • Welcome Back, John Perkins!

    Apr 20, 2015

    One of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the civil rights movement and a partner with SPU returns to campus.

  • Student Employees of the Year

    Apr 16, 2015

    The supervisors for Kelsey Chase and Danielle Valdes have high praise for their student workers.

  • 2015 Ethics Bowl

    Apr 16, 2015

    SPU hosts this Independent Colleges of Washington event for students designed to showcase knowledge of applied ethics.

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.