Education

Actor Supports LLU Children's Hospital

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From the Press-Enterprise:

... I went out there and was met by Joanna de Leon (director of the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital Foundation). And they said, "How long has it been since you've been in a children's hospital?"

PUC's Osborn Joins WASC Staff

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Starting July 1, 2009, Richard Osborn will be an associate director for the Senior College Commission of Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Osborn was offered the position in late May, weeks after his April resignation as president of Pacific Union College (PUC).

Columbia Union College changes name to Washington Adventist University

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Columbia Union College has officially announced it is changing its name to Washington Adventist University.

Robert Redford Joins Fight Against Pacific Union College Eco-village

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The New York Times reports:

Robert Redford, the actor and environmental superhero, is a vocal supporter of renewable power and sustainable growth — but it seems that doesn’t include a proposal for an ecofriendly housing development in his corner of the Napa Valley.

PUC President Osborn Resigns

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On Friday, Pacific Union College President Richard Osborn released this statement:

Considering the challenges facing American higher education, last November I asked Dr. Don Pursley to conduct an independent analysis of Pacific Union College. During the three days he spent on campus he interviewed over thirty five individuals resulting in the appointment of a Study Committee. Their report contained many recommendations with serious ramifications for PUC and great possibilities for the future.

Harvard Prof. Motivates Grads at North Caribbean U.

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From Northern Caribbean University:

Harvard Professor, David Williams has urged members of the 2009 graduating class of Northern Caribbean University to go out into the world to solve problems and minister to the needs of the society.

Barry Black Speaks to Full House at PUC

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In three March 7 programs at Pacific Union College, U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black spoke for the Heubach Lecture and two church services. Faculty and staff, students, and visitors from far and wide packed the building for all three services and the book-signing that followed the lecture. In his presentations and interactions, Black impressed people from a wide range of ages and backgrounds with his energy, sincerity, and message.

Jim Wallis to La Sierra: "Create New Culture"

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The Reverend Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, best-selling author, and member of a religious advisory counsel to President Barack Obama, spoke to La Sierra University students, faculty, alumni, and community members Saturday, calling for a new culture of compassion.

Wallis spoke during the La Sierra University alumni homecoming weekend at the tenth annual Paul J. Landa Memorial Lectures on Faith and Learning.

Video: PUC Student Drains Clutch Shot for Playoff Spot

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In a basketball shot that will be long remembered by PUC, Josh Jewett swished a shot from six feet beyond half court into the court of Holy Names University (meaning it was more than a half court shot) to help PUC gain a playoff spot in CalPac next week.

Southern Profs To Head Both ATS and ASRS

From the Southern Accent:

Stephen Bauer, a professor in Southern’s School of Religion was called by the Adventist Theological Society (ATS) to be president-elect for the years 2009 and 2010.

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