Fire broke out on Sunday, August 23 at the Walla Walla University Mountain View Apartments off campus. According to a statement on the Walla Walla University website, all students were safely evacuated from the building. The apartment complex at 207 Whitman Drive in College Place is owned by Walla Walla University and occupied by students. The complex includes four buildings with four apartments on each of three floors. Only one of the four buildings was affected by the fire.
At the end of his State of the University address today with university faculty and staff, and several members of his family present, Andrews University president Niels-Erik Andreasen announced that he would retire when his current term ends in June, 2016. Andrews University issued the following release on its website after the announcement was made:
The Walla Walla University Department of Communications recently announced a new master’s program in media ministry set to debut in the fall of 2015, contingent on student interest.The newly created master’s program will attempt to close the gap between ministry and media. While early Adventists embraced the popular media of the 1800’s to share the gospel, the church of the 21st century has been slow to encourage mastery of digital communication.
In a release on the Southern Adventist University website today, Dr. Gordon Bietz announced plans to retire in 2016 after what will have been his 19th year as president. He revealed to the SAU Board of Trustees earlier in the day his intent to retire at the end of next school year.
We stepped out of baggage claim and into the cold Salt Lake City wind. After cramming inside a shuttle car, my fellow students and I set off to Park City, home of the Sundance Film Festival. On the long drive to the hotel, we got to know our driver, a local university student studying geology. One of us asked her why she chose the field, and answer was that she was always fascinated by nature. As a kid, she used to bring back handfuls of funny looking rocks from family hikes. When we arrived at the hotel, she helped us unload our bags and we thanked her for the ride.
There are things that school can’t teach us. As vital as education was in Rajeev Sigamoney’s Film career, he finds in visual story telling important lessons that cannot be found in a classroom. “We go to school to learn how to do math or understand how things work, but no one really teaches us there, what to do when somebody bullies us or how you’re supposed to respond to falling in love,” he says.
Last week, Washington Adventist University hosted a week-long spiritual revival entitled It’s (not) Complicated. According to the poster taped all over restroom stalls and bulletin boards across campus, the main objective of the revival was to discuss the Christian perspective on dating, relationships, spiritual living, sex, and homosexuality.
In January 2014, Dr. Mark Robison, professor of English at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, was making preparations for an original Union College drama “Fifty Years Later,” commemorating the fifty years since Dr. Martin Luther King's “I Have a Dream” speech. Robison had invited Oscar Harriott, his friend and deputy ombudsman at the Nebraska State Capitol, to tell stories about “the bad old days.” Harriott, a Lincoln resident, told the actors and writers stories about his time at Union College--both shocking and inspiring.