Walla Walla University Library Receives $10,000 Grant for Diversity Research

The Walla Walla University Peterson Memorial Library received a $10,000 grant from the Washington State Library. The grant will provide updated literature and resources to support student research on diversity and belonging. 

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Casting Our Eyes to Calvary: CALLED Arena Experience

The North American Division’s CALLED Pastors’ Family Convention is a time centered around guiding, supporting, and celebrating pastors. The CALLED Arena Experiences not only met that goal, but exceeded it, focusing on pastoral health and how believers must be grounded first and foremost on Christ alone. Over the course of four days, the arena experience was the central point of group worship that capped each day with morning and evening sessions.

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PUC Students Help Reclaim the Critical Role of Women in Adventist History

A group of students at Pacific Union College has helped document the role of women in Adventist history by submitting new research to the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. Maud Sisley. Alma McKibbin. Ruth Temple. Adventist women of firsts. Pioneers in mission, education, and healthcare, they were once household names. But their stories were forgotten – buried, by time and societal change, from the church’s collective memory.

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Former NAD President Daniel R. Jackson Passes to His Rest

On Sabbath morning, July 23, 2022, Daniel R. Jackson, former president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, passed to his rest after several months of battling cancer. He was 73.

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Pathfinders Gather in Oregon for North American Division PBE Finals

Pathfinder teams from across North America and the world gathered in person and remotely on April 22-23, 2022, for the Pathfinder Bible Experience division finals. Sixty-three teams gathered in person at the Lane Events Center in Eugene, Oregon, and 30 teams joined remotely. This was the first in-person division Pathfinder event since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 event.

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Three Current, Former La Sierra University Faculty Receive Prestigious Weniger Awards

Colloquially referred to as the “Adventist Oscars,” the awards ceremony in late February measured up to expectations when it honored a musician, three educators, and a bioethicist for notable achievements in their fields and for denominational and societal contributions.

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AdventHealth Recognizes National Volunteer Week, Celebrates Year-Round Volunteering Efforts

This year, National Volunteer Week is April 17-23. While this week serves to both spotlight the impact volunteers make on their communities and encourage people to help light up their corner of the word by volunteering, for AdventHealth team members, volunteering is year-round — as evidenced by the volume and variety of projects occurring throughout the organization, including at corporate headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

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Sonscreen Film Festival Celebrates 20 Years with In-person Event, Premiere of “Encounters”

From April 7-9, student filmmakers gathered at Loma Linda University Church for the 20th annual Sonscreen Film Festival, which included the world premiere of Hope Media Europe’s Encounters series. Festival organizers screened 28 student films from seven colleges/universities and academies, as well as several professionally-made shorts. More than 150 attended the festival this year, with more than 300 attending the Friday evening premiere of Encounters.