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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.



  • Chapel on Tuesday

    Jun 1, 2015

    School of Theology Dean Doug Strong will lead the last chapel of the year, and communion will be offered.

  • Summer at SPU

    Take a Class This Summer

    May 31, 2015

    Review the 2015 Summer Session Time Schedule. Classes start Monday, June 15.

  • Steve Moore-Murdock

    Commencement Speaker

    May 30, 2015

    Dr. Steve Moore is the executive director of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and former SPU vice president for campus life.

  • Fashion

    Student Fashion Designers

    May 28, 2015

    “Perspectives” features student talent from the Apparel Design and Merchandising program.

  • Brass Ensemble

    Symphony Orchestra Concert

    May 27, 2015

    The evening of classical music includes a performance by SPU Concerto Competition winner Hannah Chong.

  • 2011 ensemble

    A Spring Choral Concert

    May 26, 2015

    The Concert, Chamber, Men’s and Women’s Choirs will perform selected works in their final concert of the year.

  • George Scranton

    George Scranton's "Last Lecture"

    May 25, 2015

    SPU's Ivy Honorary sponsors this annual event featuring a retiring faculty member.

  • Nic Madrazo

    We Remember

    May 25, 2015

    Alumnus and Marine 1st Lieutenant Nicholas Madrazo ‘05 died September 9, 2008, in Afghanistan.

  • Memorial Day

    Service at Veterans Cemetery

    May 23, 2015

    The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drum Corps will perform at the annual Memorial Day service at Evergreen Washelli in Seattle.

  • Memorial Day

    Memorial Day Observance

    May 22, 2015

    The annual campus observance will be Tuesday, May 26, beginning at 12 p.m. at the flag pole in Tiffany Loop.

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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