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Southwestern Adventist University President Ken Shaw Announces Transition

Southwestern Adventist University president Ken Shaw has announced that he has accepted an offer to serve as the 27th president of Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. His transition will take place at the end of this academic year.

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Ken Shaw to Become 27th President of Southern Adventist University

The Southern Adventist University Board of Trustees voted unanimously on February 28 for Ken Shaw, EdD, to become the 27th president of the university. He will assume office on June 1. For the past seven years, Shaw has served as president of Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas.

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A Sonscreen Gathering

On the heels of the success of the first-ever virtual Sonscreen Film festival in 2020, organizers are preparing for the 2021 event to again be held virtually. But it won’t look much like the 2020 event, said Julio Muñoz, director of Sonscreen, and an associate director of communication for the North American Division (NAD). He shared that Sonscreen, partnering with Tanya Musgrave, has come up with a way to make this year’s event a more interactive experience through online platform Gather.


Voice of Prophecy Debuts "Authentic"

The Voice of Prophecy is pleased to announce the debut of its latest media offering. Authentic is a 30-minute television and radio program featuring Shawn Boonstra, which made its debut on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, on Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN).

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Adventist Health Announces the Acquisition of Vallejo Behavioral Health Services by Acadia Healthcare 

To strengthen behavioral health services in Solano County, Adventist Health Vallejo, which has served as the county’s behavioral treatment center of choice for nearly 25 years, announced, on Feb, 9, 2021, that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the hospital and its behavioral health services to Acadia Healthcare, a leading provider of behavioral healthcare in the U.S. 

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"Listen to Each Other"

NAD president G. Alexander Bryant shares his reflections on Black History Month and his desire for Adventists in North America to share their own personal story with people from other communities as they seek to better understand the diversity in the church.

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Christian Record Services Anne Lowe Scholarship Application Open for Qualified Undergrads

Christian Record Services, Inc., is pleased to invite qualified undergraduate students to apply for the Anne Lowe Scholarship. Last year, the organization awarded six-$1,000 scholarships; this year, it anticipates awarding four to six scholarships of $2,000, an increase from previous years.

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Believe the Promise International Pathfinder Camporee Is Going West!

On January 26, 2021, an exciting and historical vote was taken by the 2024 International Camporee Executive Advisory Committee that will impact Pathfinders around the world. This vote approved two things: a change of location for the 2024 Believe the Promise Camporee from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to Gillette, Wyoming; and new dates of August 5-11, 2024.

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Ken Bacon Named President and CEO for AdventHealth’s Multi-State Division, Assumes Role March 1

Ken Bacon has been named president and CEO for AdventHealth’s Multi-State Division, effective March 1. In his new role, Bacon will oversee the strategic direction, development and expansion of the entire division, which spans five regions comprised of 20 campuses across eight states.

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New Resources Released by NAD Family Ministries

Drs. Claudio and Pamela Consuegra, NAD Family Ministries directors, took full advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine from home, not only by having hundreds of virtual speaking appointments via Zoom, but also by researching and authoring six new resources.