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Oakwood University Aeolians Win World Choir Title

Cheers and prayers of thanksgiving rang out in the United Kingdom and across North America as word quickly spread that the Oakwood University Aeolians Choir won the World Choir Title (Choir of the World) in the choral category during the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfo in Wales on July 8, 2017. The University also received a second award as Jason Ferdinand, the Aeolians' director, was named Outstanding Director of the World Choral Festival. 

Andrews University Announces New Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

Andrews University has announced that Michael Nixon will serve as its first Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion. The creation of this position was announced in February as part of the University’s response to the #ItIsTimeAU video that made waves across social media.

Adventist University of Health Sciences' Provost to Succeed Founding President

In a press release on June 27, Adventist University of Health Sciences announced that current provost Dr. Edwin Hernández will replace Dr. David Greenlaw as president when Greenlaw retires on July 31. The press release is included in full below:

Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) Board of Trustees' has announced that Dr. Edwin Hernández, ADU's current provost and an educator with over 30 years of experience, will succeed Dr. David Greenlaw, ADU's founding president, upon his retirement on July 31st, 2017.

The Need for a Top-down Approach to STEM Education in Adventist Schools

Over the course of history, there are turning points that revolutionized how we live. The use of bronze changed how we made tools and household implements. Then came the discovery of iron which, combined with the discovery of gunpowder by the Chinese, completely revolutionized everything from farming and hunting to warfare. Then in the late 1700s, the perfection and use of the steam engine turned our world upside down and began the Industrial Revolution with mass production and machines of all types.

Quality of Newbold Education on Par with State-Funded Universities

Newbold College of Higher Education recently underwent its quadrennial Higher Education Review by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), the body appointed by the government to assure the quality of higher education provision throughout the UK.

Pacific Union College Student Leaders Herald a Diverse, Inclusive Future

With a powerfully-worded statement on diversity, the Pacific Union College Student Senate has cast a vision for the future of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that would make the denomination a much more inclusive and welcoming place. Published on May 24, the Diversity Statement provides the young leaders' stances on five topics: women's equality and empowerment; dignity, humanity and rights of the LGBT+ community; welcoming immigrants; affirming Black lives; and inter- and intrafaith diversity.

Reaction to the Southern New England Conference Executive Committee’s Action to Withdraw Subsidy to Atlantic Union College

When Atlantic Union College restarted its academic programs in August 2015, some community members and stakeholders raised questions along the following lines:

1. Why would one start a school in today’s competitive higher education industry?

2. Do we need another Seventh-day Adventist college/university in North America?

3. Why should a parent send his/her child to a school without accreditation? Without financial aid?

These questions will be answered in the paragraphs below.

Rationale

Pacific Union College Announces New President Dr. Robert Cushman

ANGWIN, Calif. — Robert A. Cushman Jr. Ph.D., has been selected as the president of Pacific Union College. He will be the 23rd president in the institution’s 135-year history. He comes to PUC from Walla Walla University in Washington State, where he currently serves as vice president for academic administration.

Pacific Union College’s Board of Trustees, advised by a search committee that included trustees, alumni, faculty, and staff, approved the appointment of Cushman at the May 11, 2017 board meeting.

Southern New England Conference Pulls Subsidy from Atlantic Union College (Higher Ed News Shorts)

Southern New England Conference Pulls Subsidy from Atlantic Union College. Southern New England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists President  David Dennis announced that the conference executive committee voted April 9 to withdraw its m

Recruiting Non-Adventist Students Already the Norm in Adventist Higher Education

Last week I wrote about proposed solutions to the enrollment problem that faces institutions of higher education in the North American Division. Loma Linda University President Richard Hart stated in his April, 2017 newsletter “Being Distinctive or Being Inclusive?” that leaders in North American higher ed are increasingly looking outside the Adventist denomination to recruit students.

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