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Southwestern Adventist University Hosts Annual Scholarship Gala

Southwestern Adventist University hosted its annual scholarship gala on Sept. 27, 2021. Proceeds from this fundraiser exceeded $100,000 through sponsorships, ticket sales, and donations.


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Wisconsin Adventist Community Services Gives Afghans a Warm Welcome 

The desperate airlift out of Kabul, Afghanistan, had barely kicked into gear last month when a call went out to Wisconsin’s Volunteer Organization Active in Disaster (VOAD) group. There was an urgent need for clothing to help the displaced Afghans arriving in Wisconsin in early September with only what they had on them. Alice Garrett, the Wisconsin Adventist Community Services director started the drive for clothing with a flurry of emails for help on short notice. The response was overwhelming.


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Andrews University Students Awarded for Outstanding Presentations at the 2021 Virtual MathFest

Two groups of Andrews University students received awards at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) national MathFest conference from Aug. 4-7, 2021, for outstanding student presentations. The conference, which was held virtually this year due to COVID-19, allowed more than 1,000 professional mathematicians and students to present the latest in mathematical research and attend workshops.


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Pacific Press Promotes Creation Books for Creation Sabbath

There are some amazing books out there about the biblical creation. How do you find those that are worth reading and avoid those that promote strange ideas or unbiblical positions? There is no better place to look than the diverse catalogue of creation books published and distributed by the Pacific Press Publishing Association. And with Creation Sabbath just around the corner on Oct. 23, 2021, the good news is that these exceptional books are now easier than ever to obtain.


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After Evacuating from Hurricane Ida, Louisiana Woman Delivers Baby at AdventHealth Winter Park

Preparing for a new baby is stressful. So is planning for the approach of a dangerous storm. Lindsay Friedmann recently had to do both — at the same time.


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Adventist Health Appoints Two New Leaders for System Board of Directors

Adventist Health recently appointed two new leaders for its system board of directors as a result of the recent retirement of the system board of directors’ chair, Ricardo B. Graham.


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Andrews University Engineering Professor Wins Prestigious Award

Jay Johnson, Ph.D., professor of engineering, was recently awarded the Shen Kuo Award for Interdisciplinary Achievements from the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA). Scientists within the IAGA study the magnetic and electrical properties of planets.


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Southern Adventist University Celebrates Grand Opening of Bietz Center for Student Life

On Oct. 1, 2021, Southern Adventist University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the formal opening of the Bietz Center for Student Life.