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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.

  • Creative Writing

    MFA in Creative Writing

    May 12, 2014

    Check out one of the best creative writing programs in the country!

  • Light & Dark

    Student Art Featured

    May 10, 2014

    The work of graduating seniors in illustration and new pictures is featured in SPU’s Art Center Gallery. The exhibit ends May 14.

  • Lyle Peter

    Professor's "Last Lecture"

    May 9, 2014

    Chemistry Professor Lyle Peter will reflect on what matters most in life and offer wisdom from his teaching career.

  • Falcons

    Track & Field Championships

    May 9, 2014

    The Falcons compete in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend.

  • Priscilla Pope-Levison

    Professor’s Book Featured

    May 8, 2014

    The Campaign for the American Reader highlights the new book about women evangelists by Professor Priscilla Pope-Levison.

  • Kimberly Segall

    Library’s “Creative Conversations”

    May 6, 2014

    Professor of English Kimberly Segall will talk about her new book Performing Democracy.

  • Rob Wall

    Revelation in the Present Tense

    May 5, 2014

    Professor Rob Wall looks at the truths of Revelation in contemporary context as he presents the Walls Lecture.

  • GiveBig

    GiveBIG to SPU!

    May 4, 2014

    On May 6, every dollar you give to SPU through GiveBIG will be partially matched by funds from corporate sponsors.

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.