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.

  • Laughing in the Dark

    May 20, 2015

    Author Dyana Herron talks about the advantages and pitfalls of using humor to approach painful or delicate material.

  • “Oh, Coward!”

    May 20, 2015

    SPU’s Theatre Department presents this musical review about the life and work of British legend Noel Coward.

  • Celebrating Faculty Authors

    May 18, 2015

    The event highlights seven new books written by professors in the School of Theology and Seattle Pacific Seminary.

  • Gospel Choir in "Hosea" Oratoiro

    May 18, 2015

    The choir joins student groups, music faculty, and local performers for this special event on May 19.

  • “No Limits, No Boundaries”

    May 17, 2015

    The lecture aims to increase campus and community awareness about perceptions of individuals with disabilities.

  • Falcon Running Camp

    May 16, 2015

    Since 1960, the camp has given runners an opportunity to run the wooded trails at SPU’s Camp Casey on Whidbey Island.

  • Students in Engineering Contest

    May 14, 2015

    SPU students won second place in the recent Intel-Cornell Cup, an international engineering competition.

  • Undergraduate Research Conference

    May 13, 2015

    Students present their research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

  • Creative Conversations

    May 12, 2015

    As a chaplain in a county jail, Chris Hoke (MFA '13) will look at ways to apply monastic practices inside America's penal system.

  • Business Graduate Programs

    May 10, 2015

    Learn about the MBA, MS-ISM, and MAM degrees at an open house on Wednesday, May 13, in McKenna Hall.

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.