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Renowned national and international speakers, some of Seattle's most engaging theatre performances, memorable concerts, outstanding athletic competition. SPU hosts many opportunities for you to connect with others and enrich your life. Explore upcoming events and get involved.

Talkback Sessions of Best of Enemies
Beginning April 1, 2015

In conjunction with Taproot Theatre, SPU’s John Perkins Center will co-host a series of post-play discussions around this modern true story set in racially segregated schools in Durham, North Carolina. When a Ku Klux Klan member and a civil rights activist are forced to work together to solve the problem, they learn about humanity and the surprising gifts that come with change. Learn more.

Sects and Gender: Resistance and Reaction to Cultural Change
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Drawing from scholarship on the sect-church process, Professor of Sociology Jennifer McKinney will illustrate how historical iterations of gender ideology within the Christian church have often taken their cues from the larger culture. McKinney is this year's Winifred E. Weter lecturer. Learn more

Euphonium Concert
Thursday, April 16, 2015

SPU’s Director of Bands Danny Helseth will perform on the euphonium and trombone during this special concert in First Free Methodist Church. Learn more.

A Different Kind of Business Competition
Thursday, April 16, 2015

This unique event is designed to encourage students from all majors to develop entrepreneurial projects that can make a difference in the world. The public is invited to learn about the projects and vote for the "People's Choice" award. Learn more.

2015 Ethics Bowl 
Friday, April 17, 2015

This annual event hosted by Independent Colleges of Washington is a full-day competition among 10 student teams designed to showcase knowledge of applied ethics as a hallmark of their liberal arts education. Learn more.

John Perkins Annual Lecture
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

One of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the civil rights movement and a partner with SPU and the John Perkins Center returns to campus. Learn more.

Re-Designing the Bible for Reading
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Come hear book designer Adam Lewis Greene introduce Bibliotheca, a project which gives the Bible fresh expression. Learn more.

SPU Theatre Presents As It Is in Heaven
April 23-May 2, 2015

This dramatic musical set in a Shaker community in the 1830s revolves around a nonbeliever’s ecstatic experiences which leaves the believers questioning their faith. Soon, a spiritual revival sweeps through the community and everyone begins sharing their spiritual “gifts.” Learn more.

Challenges and Hope of Reconciliation 
April 23-25, 2015

Join an interdisciplinary conversation led by visionaries, local leaders, and SPU faculty and staff as they explore stories, theories, and practices of being a reconciled people. The three-day event features renowned leaders in reconciliation, psychology, and theology, and includes workshops, panel discussions, and more. Learn more.

Business Graduate Programs Open House 
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Learn about the MBA, MS-ISM, and specialized MA in Management programs and meet with graduate program representatives. Learn more.

Falcon Youth Sports Camps
June, July, August, 2015

Register now for summer camps in youth soccer, basketball, running, volleyball. and gymnastics. Learn more.

Music Therapy Camps for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
June 22-26, 2015

SPU's Music Therapy program and EMP Museum offer this unique event for children will developmental challenges. Learn more.

Workshop for Artists, Writers
August 2-9, 2015

This annual conference sponsored by Image journal is equal parts creative workshop, arts festival, and spiritual retreat. Learn more.