Education

Pacific Union College Names Brandon Parker Vice President for Financial Administration

ANGWIN, Calif. — In a special meeting held January 4, 2017, the Pacific Union College Board of Trustees confirmed Brandon C. Parker as the college’s new vice president for financial administration. Parker, an alumnus of PUC, assumes his new role January 9.

Andrews University Installs New President Andrea Luxton

The inauguration ceremony of Andrea Luxton, sixth president of Andrews University, occurred on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. Presidents and official delegates from fellow Seventh-day Adventist institutions, as well as neighboring colleges and universities, were in attendance to welcome President Luxton to her new role. 

Higher Ed Headlines: PUC Land Sale Could Conserve Redwoods (and More!)

Pacific Union College Preserves Redwoods with Land Sale Creating Conservation Easement. Pacific Union College wants to sell the development rights to its 856-acre redwood forest near Angwin, California, by establishing a conservation easement, a common land preservation tool.

Andrews University Lands on Shame List and LGBT Students Respond

“I think one of the hardest times is when you're just sitting in vespers or church and everything is fine... until the speaker says something negative about homosexuality and how wrong and sinful it is. Suddenly the people around you and the congregation echo their amens and you've never felt so small before. And then in the dorm and on campus people proudly proclaim their homophobic slurs/comments and your friends laugh along. You feel like no matter how good, how friendly, how Christ-like you try to be, no one will like you if they knew the real you.

Campus Headlines: Andrews University Alumnus Ray McAllister Wins “Nobel Prize for Blindness” (And More!)

Andrews University Alumnus, Ray McAllister, Wins “Nobel Prize for Blindness." Ray McAllister, Andrews University alumnus, won the Jacob Bolotin Award at the ninth annual Awards event during the 2016 convention. The award is given by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and includes a record-high cash prize given by the federation of $20,000. McAllister created coding for Hebrew symbols that have not yet been established in Braille. These Hebrew symbols are the reader’s cue to pause, chant or sing a text.

Southwestern Adventist University Communications Class Wins at Lionshead Film Festival

Southwestern Adventist University’s Communication Department Film Production class won Best Student Comedy Short at Lionshead Film Festival in Dallas last weekend for their short film "The Prepper." The class worked together, under the direction of associate professor Kyle Portbury, to produce the short film. The film highlights the struggles of a prepper. After sixteen years hiding in a bunker a man runs out of toilet paper.

Facing Ebola and Embracing Service

In late 2014 and early 2015, West Africa was dealing with a massive Ebola outbreak, unable to contain the chaos. Hospitals there were faced with a crisis for which many were unprepared. News of the suffering in West Africa impacted students at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM).

Campus News Headlines: Two Andrews University English Professors Win Award for Fiction & Film Article (and more!)

Two Andrews University English Professors Win Award for Fiction & Film Article. Scott Moncrieff, Andrews professor of English, and Vanessa Corredera, Andrews assistant professor of English, received recognition by the Associated Church Press (ACP) for their c

La Sierra University Enactus Team Wins National Championship

RIVERSIDE – After months of work and hours of practice, the La Sierra University Enactus team reaped its reward with a first-place win at the Enactus National Expo in St. Louis, Missouri.

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