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Campus News Headlines: Southern Adventist University Wraps Season Five of Live Comedy Sketch (and More!)


Southern Adventist University Wraps Up Season Five Finale of Studio 4109, A Student-Led Live, Comedy Sketch. Southern Adventist University (SAU) graduating seniors, Kevin Christenson and Lexie Center, shared the season five finale of Studio 4109. Studio 4109 is a student-led production and comedy show that has provided SAU students with paid positions and experience in writing, acting directing producing, filming and more. Christenson, the Executive Director and creator of Studio 4109, said, "Over the last five years, Studio 4109 has been my life and my passion. It's been a journey seeing it go from creation to where it is today." Studio 4109 has given Christenson several professional connections, including writers from “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”  From Times Free Press, “'Studio 4109' offers laughs, learning and opportunity.”

La Sierra University Welcomes Famed Vibraphonist to Campus for Pierce Street Jazz Series. Today, La Sierra University (LSU) hosts the Pierce Street Jazz series, showcasing talents from acclaimed musicians. One of these musicians, Justin “Justefan” Thomas headlines the concert with his vibraphone music. Thomas has been recognized widely, performing with Lionel Hampton, Wynton Marsalis, the Lincoln Jazz Orchestra, Ryan Cohan and countless esteemed orchestras. Thomas and his band take the stage this evening at 7 p.m. at the Troesh Conference Center in La Sierra’s Zapara School of Business. From La Sierra University, “Pierce Street series to showcase acclaimed vibraphonist Justin Thomas.”

Union College Names New Vice President for Student Services, Kim Canine. Kim Canine has accepted the role of VP for Student Services at Union College. Until now, the position has been filled by Linda Beckner, who has served in the role since 2001. Canine has been at Union for one school year as s associate dean. “We are excited that Kim Canine has agreed to expand her role in Student Services,” said Vinita Sauder, president of Union College. “Her infectious energy and extensive experience will be a great asset to our leadership team, and I know she will work tirelessly to serve the students of Union College.” From Union College, “Kim Canine named Vice President for Student Services.

Southwestern Adventist University Appoints New VP for Advancement, Tami Condon. Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) welcomes Tami Condon as the new VP for Advancement. Beginning on July 1, Condon’s role will be to oversee the Office of University Advancement, including alumni relations, development, marketing and public relations. “Tami Condon brings an extensive background in alumni relations as well as experience in marketing and student involvement to this strategic role,” says Ken Shaw, president. “She has already been on our campus twice and has demonstrated leadership and warmth of engagement that will be highly valued as we seek to strengthen alumni and community relationships. We are thrilled that she has accepted this position.” From Southwestern Adventist University, “University Welcomes New VP for Advancement.”

Walla Walla University Presents Phil Wickham Concert for Banka Island Fundraising Project.  Saturday night, May 7, The Associated Students of Walla Walla University (ASWWU) Global Service team presented campus with a concert by Phil Wickham. 100 percent of ticket sales went towards the ASWWU Global Service project, “One of These.” The goal of the project is to build a school on Banka Island in Indonesia. With over 800 tickets sold, $13,000 was raised for the project. Students were invited to worship together with Wickham and be part of the efforts to bring a school to Banka Island. Wickham is a Contemporary Christian musician, singer and songwriter with familiar songs like “This is Amazing Grace” and “Heaven Song.”  Photos of the event 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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