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La Sierra's Film Program Trains the Next Generation of Adventist Storytellers

Stories are crucial to the identity of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Adventist denomination grew out of vivid narratives of a people overcoming trials, shared and re-shared until the stories reached around the globe. For the Seventh-day Adventist community to maintain and evolve its identity, it is important that the denomination's future professionals, particularly those in Adventist higher education, master the art of storytelling.

Can Crowd Funding Save Mt. Vernon Academy from Closing?

Pastor Patrick Graham is director of the Allegheny East Conference Department of Youth Ministries, and he might have a fix for Mt. Vernon Academy's financial woes. Might. The solution depends less on Graham himself, and more on the generosity of the Adventist public and their belief in Mt. Vernon's value and viability as a school.

Mt. Vernon Academy Must Raise $3M by March 10 or Cease Operations

The Ohio Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, in a special constituency session today, voted to give Mt. Vernon Academy until March 10, 2015 to come up with $3 million or begin taking steps necessary to cease operations.

La Sierra University Receives National Recognition for Community Service and Engagement

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced Jan. 7 La Sierra University’s community engagement re-classification, a designation that recognizes an institution’s collaboration with its local, national, and global communities for a variety of purposes including the enrichment of research, enhancement of teaching and learning, strengthening of democratic values and civic responsibility as well as contribution to the public good.

Self-accrediting Authority for Avondale College Will Usher In New Era

Avondale College of Higher Education has become the first Australian non-university higher education provider granted self-accrediting authority by the country’s national regulator.

The classification from the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) means Avondale can self-accredit all of its higher education courses, including higher degrees by coursework and by research.

Canadian University College Board Approves Changing Official Name To Burman University

The following release was issued on the Canadian University College website:

December 15, 2015 - On December 15, 2014 the CUC Board of Trustees approved changing its name from Canadian University College to Burman University.

Andrews University Faculty Senate Issues Statement on Race and Justice

Spectrum received the following statement from the Andrews University Faculty Senate:

Tricia Penniecook Joins Oakwood University as Academic Vice President

Oakwood University's insideOakwood newsletter announced the hiring of a new Academic Vice President, who comes from Loma Linda University. The release follows:

Oakwood University Administration is pleased to announce that Tricia Penniecook, M.D., MPH, current dean of the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University, has accepted an invitation to serve at Oakwood University as vice president for Academic Administration.

Walla Walla University President Issues Statement Against "Sinister Accusations"

This document was obtained from the Walla Walla University website.  Spectrum contacted Dr. McVay and university officials and did not receive additional comment.

November 20, 2014

Dear Friend,

Allow me to share a personal word about accusations now all-too-regularly offered against people associated with Walla Walla University.

Atlantic Union College Names Dr. Avis Hendrickson President

Atlantic Union College has named Dr. Avis Hendrickson the next president of Atlantic Union College, according to a press release issued by the institution's Board of Trustees. The historic appointment makes Dr. Hendrickson only the second black woman to be named president of an Adventist institution of higher education in the United States. Pacific Union College president Dr.

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