News

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.



  • Tonight! Multicultural Night of Worship

    Feb 28, 2018

    The student group Catalyst presents this special night where people from diverse cultures and backgrounds express how they worship and experience Jesus in their lives.

  • TC3, SPU in The New York Times

    Feb 27, 2018

    Our former neighbors, Tent City 3, are featured in today's New York Times. The story profiles several TC3 residents during their recent stay on our campus, and looks at the problem of homelessness in the Seattle area.


  • Black Vespers

    Feb 26, 2018

    The SPU Gospel Choir will present an evening of prayers, black spirituals, and ecumenical readings in honor of Black History Month on Tuesday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist ChurchThe concert will be livestreamed, and is free and wheelchair accessible.

  • Take a 360 Video Tour of SPU

    Feb 25, 2018

    Step inside some of our favorite places on campus — and explore the action from every angle.

  • Falcons at Home

    Feb 22, 2018

    Don’t miss the last home games for the men’s and women’s basketball teams this week. The gymnastics team faces two opponents on Friday.


  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert

    Feb 21, 2018

    The winter concert on Friday, February 23, will feature music composed by women.

  • "Making Art, Keeping Faith"

    Feb 20, 2018

    The Art Department welcomes Cam Anderson, longtime executive director of Christians in the Visual Arts, for several events on campus this week.

  • Students: Take a NAP on February 21

    Feb 19, 2018

    You can study and have fun at the next Night Against Procrastination in the library.

  • Living With Traumatic Brain Injury

    Feb 18, 2018

    Dr. Michelle S. Kim, clinical neuropsychologist and assistant professor of neurology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, will speak about traumatic brain injuries (TBI), the life changes one may experience as a result of TBI, and resources within the community.

  • Jazz Ensemble Concert

    Feb 17, 2018

    The concert on Tuesday, February 20, features music from throughout the history of jazz, from swing to cool jazz to fusion.

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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