Southern Adventist University Students Cover Ben Carson Event. Student journalists from Southern Adventist University covered Ben Carson's book signing. Carson was in Chattanooga to promote his recent book, A More Perfect Union. His supporters circled a Barnes and Noble store waiting to get their books signed.
Gas Pipeline Threatens Historic Adventist Site. A potato field once owned by Leonard and Elvira Hastings of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, who lived through the Great Disappointment of 1844, has been on many Adventist heritage tours. The current owner, who found the tour buses stopping near his property mystifying, now faces challenges from a proposed gas pipeline.
Blackberry Seventh-day Adventist School Reopens After 19 Years. The Minnesota Blackberry Seventh-day Adventist School in will reopen in August for the 2015-2016 school year after19 years. The one-room, K-8 school will have one teacher, a recent Elementary Education graduate of Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. The school will be housed at the Blackberry Seventh-day Adventist church building.
Thailand's Royal Princess Hands Degrees to Grads at Adventist University. Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali presented certificates to successful candidates at Asia-Pacific International Adventist University in Muak Lek, Saraburi, Thailand for completing programs in Business, Accounting, Bioscience, Computer Information Systems, Education, Religious Education, Nursing, English, Master of Education and Master of Business Administration. Princess Soamsawali has been present at every graduation ceremony for the last five years.
Where Some Denominations Are Shrinking, Adventism Grows. The Lancaster Hispanic Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pennsylvania is buying St. Luke’s United Church of Christ. While some mainline denominations are facing declining membership in large cities, Adventist congregations are growing. In its new location, the Lancaster Church congregation plans to help the poor and to hold evangelistic meetings.
U. S. News Reports High Ethnic Diversity at Andrews University. Andrews University is listed as the second-most ethnically diversity institution of higher learning by U. S. News in its education rankings. Since Adventist students from around the world attend Andrews University, this may seem less surprising to Adventists than to the general public. From US News, "Campus Ethnic Diversity: National Universities."
Sheila Jackson Lee Subject of Senate Ethics Investigation. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex) is one of ten members of Congress at the center of a House Ethics Committee investigation for participating in a secret, all-expenses paid trip to Baku on the Caspian Sea, funded by the state-owned oil company of Azerbaijan. The oil company known as SOCAR, purportedly funneled $750,000 through nonprofits based in the United States to conceal the source of the funding for the conference in the former Soviet nation.