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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.



  • Doug Strong

    Creative Conversations

    May 5, 2015

    School of Theology Dean Doug Strong discusses the new edition of the classic book Rediscovering an Evangelical Heritage.

  • Celebrate Asian Pacific American History Month

    Celebrate APA Heritage Month

    May 4, 2015

    SPU's Asian American Ministry Program hosts a special event on Tuesday, May 5.

  • Doug Koskela

    Experience and Knowledge of God

    May 4, 2015

    Theology Professor Doug Koskela explores the Wesleyan understanding of how one comes to embrace the Christian faith.

  • Christa Pierce

    Lessons From an Author

    Apr 29, 2015

    SPU alumna and children’s book author Christa Pierce is the featured speaker for the Library’s “Creative Conversations” series.

  • theatre light

    As It Is in Heaven

    Apr 28, 2015

    The SPU Theatre Department presents this drama about a 19th century Shaker community and the “visions” of a nonbeliever. 

  • Women Who ROCK

    $1,000 Visit Scholarship

    Apr 26, 2015

    Come to an SPU visit event before May 1, enroll for Autumn Quarter 2015, and get a scholarship.

  • Falcons

    Gymnasts Win Academic Honors

    Apr 25, 2015

    The Falcons' contingent was the largest among six teams in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

  • Stained Glass

    Challenges, Hope of Reconciliation

    Apr 22, 2015

    Don't miss this international conference featuring renowned leaders in reconciliation, psychology, and theology. 

  • Re-Designing the Bible for Reading, and How Kickstarter Made It Possible

    Re-Designing the Bible

    Apr 21, 2015

    Come hear Adam Lewis Greene introduce Bibliotheca, a project which prints the biblical library into volumes designed for reading.

  • Taproot Theatre Production Best of Enemies

    Continuing the Conversation

    Apr 21, 2015

    Following Taproot Theatre’s production of Best of Enemies, SPU community members will moderate audience discussions.

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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