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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.



  • Memorial Day

    Memorial Day Service

    May 23, 2014

    The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drum Corps will perform at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Evergreen Washelli in Seattle.

  • etc Magazine

    Magazine for Prospective Students

    May 22, 2014

    Check out etc, the award-winning publication full of stories that make us SPU.

  • jennifer maier

    Library's "Creative Conversations"

    May 20, 2014

    Award-winning poet and SPU Professor of English Jennifer Maier will read from her latest book of poems on Thursday, May 22.

  • Gospel Choir Performance

    A Special Gospel Choir Concert

    May 19, 2014

    Local artists join SPU musicians for a concert of original compositions, Fijian sacred hymns, and more.

  • Arab Spring

    Arab Spring or Arab Winter?

    May 16, 2014

    Come hear a panel discussion about the current situation in Iraq and hear stories from those working for democratic change.

  • Brass Ensemble

    "Classics in the Spring"

    May 15, 2014

    The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will be joined by the Flute and Clarinet Ensembles for their last concert of the academic year.

  • GiveBig

    Thanks for Giving BIG!

    May 14, 2014

    SPU received more than 150 gifts for more than $60,000 during the 24-hour GiveBIG campaign hosted by the Seattle Foundation.

  • senior send-off

    Celebrating Our Seniors

    May 14, 2014

    Graduating seniors are invited to a picnic in Tiffany Loop on Friday, May 16, hosted by the SPU Young Alumni Council.

  • Politics in Europe

    May 13, 2014

    New York Times foreign correspondent Suzanne Daley comes to campus on Wednesday, May 14.

  • School of Theology

    A Celebration of Authors & Books

    May 12, 2014

    This special event on May 15 will highlight recent publications from School of Theology faculty.

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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