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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.



  • SPU dad with his daughter

    Parents and Families Welcome!

    Sep 18, 2013

    The week before school begins is not just for students. Check out the Welcome Week schedule for parents and family members.

  • Lincoln

    September 17: Constitution Day

    Sep 17, 2013

    History Professor Bill Woodward writes about Lincoln’s Gettysburg address and its connection to America’s founding documents.

  • Photo: SPU sign on campus

    Graduate Programs Open House

    Sep 15, 2013

    Plan now to attend the SPU graduate programs open house on Tuesday, October 1.

  • science v religion

    Religion and Science Conference

    Sep 11, 2013

    This two-day event will focus on the cognitive science of religion and Christian belief, practice, and theology.

  • Flag at half staff

    Flags at Half Staff

    Sep 11, 2013

    Campus flags are at half staff for national Patriot Day, the annual memorial to the victims of the 2001 tragedy.

  • Nursing

    Nursing Graduate Programs

    Sep 10, 2013

    The School of Health Sciences offers several nationally accredited programs for graduate degrees and certifications.

  • Dave Neinhuis

    Lectio: The Book of James

    Sep 7, 2013

    Associate Professor of New Testament Studies David Nienhuis is leading an online guided Bible reading.

  • Stained Glass Cross

    Seminary Programs

    Sep 6, 2013

    Seattle Pacific Seminary offers a Master of Arts in Theology and a Master of Divinity.

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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