Jared Wright

La Sierra University Employees File Suit

The law firm of McCuneWright LLP, representing La Sierra University employees Dr. Jeffry Kaatz, Dr. Jim Beach, and Dr. Gary Bradley, issued a release concerning a lawsuit filed today in the Superior Court of California of and for the County of Riverside. Named as defendants are Ricardo Graham, Daniel R. Jackson, Larry Blackmer, the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and La Sierra University.

The release alleges that

An Adventist First: Mother and Daughter Pastors

It’s not often that a mother and daughter graduate together from university. More unique still, a mother and daughter being simultaneously employed as Adventist ministers. Indeed, the story of Nancy Chadwick and Christine Chadwick Wallington, who recently graduated together from La Sierra University, is a first.

Students, Faculty Stand by Dr. Gary Bradley

Shortly after the announcement that La Sierra University’s board chairman Ricardo Graham called for the resignation of Lenny Darnell, Jeff Kaatz, Jim Beach and Gary Bradley, a Facebook page appeared providing a powerful outpouring of support and encouragement for Dr. Bradley, who has served on La Sierra’s biology faculty since 1972, according to the university’s website.

Double-Take: A Second Look at LSU's Biology Student Survey

In a memo dated February 9, 2011, a board-appointed an ad hoc Creation-Evolution Study Group shared its findings with La Sierra University’s trustees.

What Have We Wrought?

We are, we are / The youth of the nation.  --P.O.D.

From Egypt and Tunisia to Bahrain, from Yemen to Libya, the world has watched citizens taking to the streets, shouting, chanting, with banners, signs and flags in massive revolts against dictatorial and autocratic rulers. The uprisings were often (though not always) peaceful, and often were waged by youthful protesters--those in their thirties and younger. They challenged abusive leadership and called for greater participation and power in political processes. And their demonstrations actually changed things.

Blood, Sweat, iPad 2 Marks SECC Pastors' Meeting

Not since the days when it fell to pastors to assemble campmeeting tents have so many Adventist clergy gotten sweaty together. But this unusual gathering involved more play than work. 

LSU Professor Hits Media Circuit Promoting Longevity Book

In 1921, Stanford University psychologist Lewis Terman began a massive longitudinal study of 1,500 children, collecting millions of pieces of data about the subjects' lives. Data from the Terman study provided the raw material for a new book that has upended what we thought we knew about longevity. Terman died without seeing the conclusions of his project, but psychology professors Howard S. Friedman (UC Riverside) and Leslie R.

SAU President Gordon Bietz Discusses His Makeover, Involvement in Charitable Giving

In February, Southern Adventist University president Gordon Bietz became likely the first university president in the history of Adventist education to undergo an extreme makeover for a school event. Video of the event, which included a flash mob during convocation, spread quickly around the Internet, generating significant buzz. Below, President Bietz shares some thoughts on the event and its significance.

Ted Talks: Wilson's Presidents' Day Remarks

"Pray for our people." In comments to Southern California retirees, this was the refrain Adventist World Church president Ted N. C. Wilson repeated throughout. 

SAU President gets Extreme Makeover, Convocation Turns into Flash Mob

In a show of thanks to Southern Adventist University students who raised over $5,000 for combating illiteracy in El Salvador, President Bietz dyes his hair blue.

[Update: Original video embedding and commenting has been disabled by its creator. Clip below gives a sense of the fun that took place once the flash mob started. Scroll down for link to original full length clip]



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