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.
Pacific Union College Freshman, Sam Delaware, Wins Youth Photographer of the Year Award. Sam Delaware, 18-year-old photography major at Pacific Union College (PUC), has won the 2016 Sony World Photography Youth Photographer of the Year award. His entry was in the Youth Portraits category. The photo he entered is a portrait of his sister, Sarah. The Sony World Photography Awards is currently the largest photography competition with over 230,000 entries this year alone.
Current Andrews University provost and president-elect Andrea Luxton has written the following letter to announce her replacement in the provost's office:
Dear campus community,
I am pleased to announce that yesterday, May 11, 2016, the Andrews University Board of Trustees elected Christon Arthur to serve as the next provost of Andrews University.
Dr. Greg Schneider, Chair of Pacific Union College's Psychology Department, has confirmed that yesterday afternoon he submitted to the Academic Dean his letter of resignation as department chair. Of the department's of the six faculty in the department in fall 2013, only one would remain. Four have resigned or retired within the last two years, protesting what is regarded as the college administration's curtailing of academic freedom.