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Canadian University College Uses Science Centre Explosion as Opportunity to Improve Complex

On October 8, 2013 unstable chemical vapors connected with an electrical spark igniting a small explosion in the chemical preparation and storage room of the Chan Shun Science Centre at Canadian University College in Lacombe, Alberta.

The resulting fire set off the building’s sprinkler system, which caused significant water damage to the complex. Water flowed downstairs to the first floor and continued to the basement level of the science building. It ruined the drywall covering a first floor wing and some lab benches and cupboards.

Southwestern Adventist University Inaugurates President Ken Shaw, Raises Over $100K

Southwestern Adventist University inaugurated Dr. Ken Shaw as the 25th president Friday, November 7, on Shaw’s 130th day in office. The new president’s wife, Ann Shaw, and family were in attendance. The ceremony began with the inauguration procession, accompanied by the Southwestern Wind Symphony and local bagpiper, Matt Willis. The procession was led by ceremony marshal Dr. Marcel Sargeant, Professor of Education and Psychology, followed by the Board of Trustees, former presidents, delegates from schools across the nation, faculty emeriti, current faculty and staff, and the president.

Andrews Seminary Publishes Statement on Headship

The seminary at Andrews University has posted a statement on its website refuting the doctrine of “male headship” in Adventist church leadership.

Walla Walla University Addresses Human Trafficking


"A multitude of Walla Walla University students joined local community members and concerned citizens at Shelter for Freedom’s headlining event on Saturday night, January 16, 2010, filling Whitman College’s Cordiner Hall for the screening of the documentary film Cargo: Innocence Lost, Martin Surridge reports.

Jamaica Press Praises Local Adventist University Leader

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The Jamaica Obverser editorial board writes:

Dr Herbert J Thompson’s tenure as president of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is a perfect example of the difference which outstanding leadership makes, and a potent illustration of the point we are trying to make.
We have since witnessed the dramatic transformation of the institution to university status granted by the Government of Jamaica in 1999. [It has an enrollment of 5,300 students and a faculty and staff of 453.]

BREAKING: La Sierra University Board of Trustees Releases Two Statements


Today, La Sierra University Board of Trustees issued two press releases: Statement of Support for the Adventist View of Creation

The Board of Trustees is fully mindful of La Sierra University’s responsibilities and commitments as a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education.

PUC Enrollment Up for Fall Quarter

Pacific Union Collge reports:

Pacific Union College opened a new school year in September with increased enrollment and high student enthusiasm. Official headcount for fall quarter is 1,511—an 11.1 percent increase from last year. Retention numbers are also up from 71 percent to 79 percent.

Fire Marks Start of LSU School Year


Fire erupted in the hills directly behind La Sierra University on Tuesday, the second day of the 2009-2010 school year. The fire, known alternately as the La Sierra fire and the Norco/Riverside fire began mid-morning, spreading rapidly under searing temperatures and wind gusts topping 50 miles per hour.

According to officials, the blaze began near Ingalls Park in Norco, approximately one mile northwest of the LSU campus. Flames quickly traversed a narrow, brush-covered ridge between the cities of Riverside and Norco, threatening the Hidden Valley Golf Club.

Southern Experiences Record Enrollment for 10th Consecutive Year

According to Jennifer Meyer, writing Southern's News:

Enrollment at Southern Adventist University is at a record high for the 10th year in a row. The university welcomed 2,891 students at the beginning of the fall 2009 semester. An incoming class of 603 freshmen makes the second highest freshmen class ever. This year also marks the university’s 14th successive year of continuous growth.

Alcohol Approved for Collegedale


It appears that Happy Valley, as Collegedale, Tennessee is known by locals, just got happier. For some.

Chattanooga's News Channel 9 reports that Collegedale City Commissioners approved a measure this week that will allow the sale of beer by the drink in Collegedale. The measure is aimed at increasing much-needed revenue for the town that is home to Southern Adventist University.

From the report:

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