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.

  • 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.

  • "Fortune's Bones"

    Feb 14, 2015

    The SPU Gospel Choir participates in this musical oratorio with more than 100 local choirs and instrumentalists.

  • Featured in Christian Century

    Feb 13, 2015

    Assistant Director of University Ministries Bob Zurinsky says telling the Christian story is part of a unifying vision at SPU.

  • India in Classical Literature

    Feb 11, 2015

    Classics Professor Owen Ewald will examine how ancient Greek and Roman writings portrayed India.

  • Leading From Where You Are

    Feb 10, 2015

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology Professor Paul Yost will discuss leadership in an age of “continuous discontinuity.”

  • Alumni Art Show

    Feb 10, 2015

    Don’t miss the SPU Art Center Gallery’s first Alumni Show.

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.