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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.



  • Concert Choirc

    Choirs in Concert

    Nov 4, 2014

    Don't miss an evening of outstanding music featuring SPU's nationally recognized choirs.

  • jennifer maier

    Professor’s Poem Featured

    Nov 3, 2014

    A poem by English Professor Jennifer Maier was featured on the radio program “The Writer’s Almanac” with Garrison Keillor.

  • Graduate Students

    Considering Seminary?

    Nov 2, 2014

    Seattle Pacific Seminary’s “Discernment Weekend” is for those considering graduate degrees in theology.

  • Painted Desert Project

    Nov 1, 2014

    Artist and physician Chip Thomas talks about his work with well-known urban street artists on the rural Navajo Nation.

  • Campus in Lockdown

    Oct 31, 2014

    The campus is in lockdown. The Seattle Police Department has informed us of a threat made against a student on campus.

  • Transfer Students

    Transfer Student Open House

    Oct 31, 2014

    Students can have their transcripts evaluated, learn about financial aid, and meet current students.

  • Physics

    SPU Receives Boeing Grant

    Oct 30, 2014

    The $75,000 grant will continue the Physics Department’s work in support of K-12 physical science teachers.

  • Women's Soccer

    Last Home Game

    Oct 29, 2014

    Graduating seniors on the women’s soccer team will be honored during the last home game of the regular season.

  • Thorpe

    Poetry and the Promised Land

    Oct 28, 2014

    English Professor Doug Thorpe talks about his recent sabbatical to Jerusalem for the Library’s Creative Conversations series.

  • BSM

    Race in America

    Oct 27, 2014

    Join a community discussion with SPU faculty about the historical and theological context of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

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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