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.

  • The Role of Technology in Education

    May 12, 2018

    In the MEd in Digital Education Leadership program, you’ll explore research theories, discover new digital resources, and develop best practice strategies for using technology as an effective and revolutionary tool in education.

  • Undergraduate Research Conference

    May 10, 2018

    This annual event showcases research and design projects of students mentored by faculty in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, math, and physics.

  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert

    May 9, 2018

    Under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Danny Helseth, the SPU Wind Ensemble continues their exploration of music by women composers in their final concert of the year on Friday, May 11. The event will be livestreamed.

  • SPU Day of Prayer May 3

    May 1, 2018

    Campus Ministries will host an SPU Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, 12 p.m. in Emerson Hall Lounge.

  • Rethinking the Bible: Scripture’s Future at SPU

    Apr 30, 2018

    Building on last year’s Walls Lecture, which told the story of the Bible’s past at SPU, professors Daniel Castelo and Rob Wall propose a rethinking of the Bible’s nature and practice as the church’s book for the 21st century at this year's lecture on Wednesday, May 2.

  • Professor's Last Lecture

    Apr 30, 2018

    SPU’s Ivy Honorary presents "The Last Lecture of Professor Kathryn Bartholomew" on Wednesday, May 2, 5 p.m. in Eaton Hall 112.

  • Chamber Music From the Baltics and Scandinavia

    Apr 25, 2018

    To mark the 100th anniversary of independence for Finland and three Baltic states, music faculty members Dainius Vaičekonis, Brad Hawkins, and Ilkka Talvi will present a concert of piano trio works of Baltic and Scandinavian composers on Friday, April 27, 7:30 p.m. in Nickerson Studios. The event will be livestreamed, and is free and wheelchair accessible. 

  • Multiethnic and Missional? Leading Diverse and Vibrant Churches

    Apr 24, 2018

    As national demographics shift toward increasing diversity in cities and local communities, the Church faces numerous challenges and opportunities. Church leaders, community members, and students are invited to this one-day interactive conference hosted by Seattle Pacific Seminary featuring leaders in Christian reconciliation, community development, and missional theology.

  • Theatre Department Presents Love’s Labour’s Lost

    Apr 23, 2018

    Don't miss one of William Shakespeare’s earliest comedies about four best friends who swear off love, until a princess arrives to negotiate an old treaty. Performances are April 26-28. 

  • Autism Lectures, Resource Fair

    Apr 19, 2018

    This special event features discussions from experts and families living with autism and a resource fair to connect individuals who have ASD and their families with community programs in Washington state.

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.