The inauguration ceremony of Andrea Luxton, sixth president of Andrews University, occurred on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. Presidents and official delegates from fellow Seventh-day Adventist institutions, as well as neighboring colleges and universities, were in attendance to welcome President Luxton to her new role.
“I think one of the hardest times is when you're just sitting in vespers or church and everything is fine... until the speaker says something negative about homosexuality and how wrong and sinful it is. Suddenly the people around you and the congregation echo their amens and you've never felt so small before. And then in the dorm and on campus people proudly proclaim their homophobic slurs/comments and your friends laugh along. You feel like no matter how good, how friendly, how Christ-like you try to be, no one will like you if they knew the real you.
Andrews University Alumnus, Ray McAllister, Wins “Nobel Prize for Blindness." Ray McAllister, Andrews University alumnus, won the Jacob Bolotin Award at the ninth annual Awards event during the 2016 convention. The award is given by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and includes a record-high cash prize given by the federation of $20,000. McAllister created coding for Hebrew symbols that have not yet been established in Braille. These Hebrew symbols are the reader’s cue to pause, chant or sing a text.
Southwestern Adventist University’s Communication Department Film Production class won Best Student Comedy Short at Lionshead Film Festival in Dallas last weekend for their short film "The Prepper." The class worked together, under the direction of associate professor Kyle Portbury, to produce the short film. The film highlights the struggles of a prepper. After sixteen years hiding in a bunker a man runs out of toilet paper.