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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.

  •  Faith and Business

    Center for Integrity in Business

    Nov 28, 2014

    Learn more about this resource center which is helping equip businesspeople to integrate faith and professional practice.

  • Thank You

    Thank You!

    Nov 27, 2014

    Many generous donors have invested in SPU’s vision to engage the culture and change the world.

  • Ferguson and Beyond

    Nov 25, 2014

    SPU community members write and preach about recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Angela Tucker

    The Adoption Conversation

    Nov 25, 2014

    Alumna Angela Tucker writes about the need for adult adoptees to tell their stories about the complexities of adoption.

  • Salamanca, Spain

    Studying Around the World

    Nov 24, 2014

    Check out the study abroad programs and international opportunities for students.

  • iTunes U

    SPU’s iTunes U

    Nov 23, 2014

    Check out the outstanding audio and video content from professors, special guests, and SPU community events.

  • Union Gallery at SPAC

    Now in the SPU Art Gallery

    Nov 22, 2014

    “Union” features works by artists Rachell Sumpter and Jacob Magraw-Mickelson.

  • Gospel Choir Performance

    Multicultural Night of Worship

    Nov 21, 2014

    This special night of worship is based on Revelation 7:9, “all nations and tribes, all races and languages."

  • Helping Children With Disabilities

    Nov 19, 2014

    Dr. Tracy Jirikowic from the University of Washington will discuss how to help children with developmental disabilities.

  • Library

    Library Naming Ceremony

    Nov 19, 2014

    The Library will be named the Ames Library in honor of longtime benefactors Gary and Barbara Ames.

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.