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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.



  • suzanne wolfe

    Creative Conversations

    Feb 11, 2014

    Writer-in-Residence Suzanne Wolfe talks about her new novel The Iron Ring and the confessions of St. Augustine's concubine.

  • Stained Glass

    Radical Reconciliation

    Feb 10, 2014

    Register today for this one-day workshop exploring a new model of racial reconciliation, social justice, and spiritual healing.

  • Rob Wall and Dave Nienhaus

    A Professorial Collaboration

    Feb 8, 2014

    Professors Rob Wall and Dave Nienhuis discuss Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John and Jude as Scripture.

  • Women Who ROCK

    Visit SPU

    Feb 7, 2014

    “SPU Friday” on February 14 includes class visits, a campus tour, information about financial aid, and a free lunch.

  • Falcons

    No. 1 in NCAA Division II

    Feb 6, 2014

    Falcon runner McKayla Fricker races to nation's top time in the 800 meters at the recent UW Invitational.

  • Miracle Worker

    “The Miracle Worker”

    Feb 6, 2014

    The Theatre Department presents this drama based on the true story of teacher Annie Sullivan and her student, Helen Keller.

  • jennifer maier

    New Book of Poems

    Feb 5, 2014

    Award-winning poet and Professor of English Jennifer Maier will read from her new poetry collection Now, Now.

  • Rob Wall and Dave Nienhaus

    Creative Conversations

    Feb 4, 2014

    Theology professors Rob Wall and Dave Nienhuis talk about their new book — “a bite-sized introduction to the whole Bible.”

  • Ewald

    Early Writings by Women

    Feb 2, 2014

    Classics Professor Owen Ewald will explore examples of how women writing in Latin created literary works for new purposes.

  • Brass Ensemble

    SPU Symphony Orchestra Concert

    Jan 30, 2014

    Joining the orchestra will be the SPU String Quartet, Brass Choir, and Spokane Symphony violinist and SPU alumnus Jason Moody.

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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