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Campus News Headlines: Loma Linda Researchers Develop First Ever Turtle Tracking App (and More!)


Loma Linda Researchers Develop First Ever Global Sea Turtle Sightings App. The app, named TURT (Turtles Uniting Researchers and Tourists), is now available for download on iPhones and androids. Dustin Baumbach, 26-year-old PhD student, and his advisor, Stephen Dunbar, PhD, created the app. “The two are sea turtle researchers in the department of earth and biological sciences at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and study sea turtles through the Protective Turtle Ecology Center for Training, Outreach, and Research Inc. (ProTECTOR Inc.) in the country of Honduras.” Read more here.  

All 2015 Nursing Students at Union College Pass Licensure Exam on First Try. Union College’s 2015 nursing graduates all passed the National Council Licensure Exam on the first attempt. Nationally, approximately 85 percent of nursing graduates pass the exam on the first try. “Union College’s first-time pass rate for the 27 students who sat for the exam in 2015 is the best in the state of Nebraska.” Read more here.

Union College Gymnast, Heather Boulais, Continues to Amaze with Remarkable Recovery. It has been just over a year since Heather suffered a traumatic brain injury during gymnastics practice at Union College in January 2015. “Seven months after her fall, she took cautious and measured steps. Now she's moving freely with a helping hand from her sister, Rachel.” Her tenacious attitude and infectious laughter continue to encourage anyone following her recovery. Watch the video here.

Fen Pan, PUC Student Killed in Car Accident, Honored and Remembered. The PUC campus joined together on Thursday, March 31 to celebrate the life of Fen Pan. PUC president, Heather Knight, thanked all who attended and who have extended their sympathies. The service was also broadcast online for those unable to attend, including Fen’s mother and 14-year-old brother in Beijing, China. Condolences have been pouring in from other Adventist campuses and communities around the world. Pan will be remembered as a kind, smart and hardworking student who always had a smile on her face. Read more here.

Walla Walla University’s Film Students Take Top Film Awards at SONscreen. “WWU students took top awards for a second year in a row at SONscreen Film Festival 2016 on March 31–April 2, 2016.” This year, Grant Perdew, WWU international communications graduate, won Best in Festival for his film, The Exquisite Outdoors. Erick Edstrom, WWU industrial design graduate, won Best Cinematography for the same film. Read more here.


Hallie Anderson is a student intern for Spectrum and a senior communications student studying journalism and public relations at Walla Walla University.

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