Pam Dietrich

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In this week’s news round-up, LLU School of Public Health pays study participants to eat avocados, Pacific Union College protects its forest through conservation easement, LLU child-life program trains Chinese nurses, and prayer at Florida Hospital Ocala judged not a “separation of Church and State” issue.

In this week’s news round-up, Atlantic Union College has completed its final program, Ghanaian pastor mourns five family members who perished in fire, Nigerian Adventists seek Sabbath recognition for voting and school exams, LLUH retools its public health PhD, and Jamaican Church develops youth membership programs.

In this week’s news round-up, the newly expanded Siloé Wellness Center started by LLU alumna Sarah Mayer opens, Coming Out Ministries disinvited from Canadian camp meeting, Washington Adventist Academy math teacher Monte Saxby is biking 2,300 miles to raise money for the school, and a Jamaican church member wins right to not work on Sabbath.

LLUH School of Medicine 2018 Graduate Saves Fellow Passenger on Flight to Zurich. Dean LaBarba, who had just finished at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, was on a 12-hour flight from Zurich to Los Angeles with his wife last month when a female passenger sitting close to them said that she didn’t feel well. Before she could get up to use the restroom, she collapsed. LaBarba immediately rushed to the woman’s side only to find that she did not have a pulse.

In this week’s news round-up, the Bainum Foundation gives millions to help disadvantaged infants and toddlers, two LGBTQ advocacy groups challenge a Coming Out Ministries event in Canada, and the Loma Linda University Health School of Nursing donates 900 water filters to sister school in Puerto Rico.

In this week’s news round-up, Adventist civil rights leader Frances Pratt is honored with an exhibit to her iconic hats, Loma Linda students use augmented reality glasses to enhance training, Ghana Adventist school receives donation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary begins a pilot project to integrate science into theological education.

Battle Creek to Host the National Cereal Festival. Battle Creek will host the National Cereal Festival on June 9. The southwest Michigan city’s quirky charm is on full display during the annual breakfast-food bash. Starting at 8 a.m. festival day, the World’s Longest Breakfast Table will offer free bowls of cereal. The Grand Cereal Parade steps off at noon, proceeding along West Michigan Avenue. In Festival Market Square, next to Kellogg Arena, will be vendors, live music, and family fun.

In this week’s Adventist news round-up, a Montana Adventist middle schooler wins the Google logo prize, triplets from California make SDA church auditorium their Eagle Scout project, a 17-year-old Nashville youth deacon is murdered, Adventists open a vegan café in Massachusetts, a Loma Linda University study emphasizes benefits of dark chocolate, and two former Adventist employees are arrested for sex with minors.

In this week’s news round-up, an Adventist farmer is the first non-Muslim to run for a seat in the Malaysian election, Malawi congregants give to those in need, Oregonian healthcare workers help refugees in Rwanda during medical mission trip, Burman University students spend spring break helping local community, an Adventist high school in Zimbabwe has allegedly fired 12 teachers without cause, and a former Adventist pastor is arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct.

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