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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.



  • Dan Kramlich

    Music of the Great Jazz Composers

    Feb 15, 2015

    Join Instructor and jazz pianist Dan Kramlich as he plays jazz favorites by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and others.

  • Fortune

    "Fortune's Bones"

    Feb 14, 2015

    The SPU Gospel Choir participates in this musical oratorio with more than 100 local choirs and instrumentalists.

  • Bob Zurinsky

    Featured in Christian Century

    Feb 13, 2015

    Assistant Director of University Ministries Bob Zurinsky says telling the Christian story is part of a unifying vision at SPU.

  • SPU’s Honors Program

    Feb 12, 2015

    University Scholars is for students who seek a rigorous education that encourages the development of a Christian mind and life.

  • Ewald

    India in Classical Literature

    Feb 11, 2015

    Classics Professor Owen Ewald will examine how ancient Greek and Roman writings portrayed India.

  • Yost

    Leading From Where You Are

    Feb 10, 2015

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology Professor Paul Yost will discuss leadership in an age of “continuous discontinuity.”

  • SPU Art Center Gallery

    Alumni Art Show

    Feb 10, 2015

    Don’t miss the SPU Art Center Gallery’s first Alumni Show.

  • Claire Nieman

    Student Scholar

    Feb 9, 2015

    Claire Nieman says joining UScholars has been the best academic decision she’s ever made.

  • Bible

    Learn About Lectio

    Feb 8, 2015

    This weekly reading program allows you to explore God's Word with the guidance of School of Theology professors.

  • Tent City 3 at SPU

    Loving Our Homeless Neighbors

    Feb 7, 2015

    This forum invites church and lay leaders to share creative ways their congregations are engaging homelessness.

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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