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Pacific Union College Continues Building Fire Resilience Across Forest Property Through Successful 13-Acre Planned Burn

Pacific Union College (PUC) partnered with CAL Fire Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit and Napa County Fire Department to conduct a prescribed burn across 13 acres of the college’s Angwin forest property on May 1, 2024, successfully managing overgrown vegetation, enhancing forest health, and building fire resilience. These efforts demonstrate PUC’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and community safety.


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Southern Adventist University Creatively Meets Student Housing Needs With Southern Mountain Cottages

A new home away from home on the north side of Southern Adventist University’s campus is in the works. Southern Mountain Cottages will provide a new on-campus housing option for students and expand the living spaces available in response to enrollment’s climbing numbers.


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New Collaboration Fast-tracks MDiv Degree at Andrews University

The Bachelor of Arts in theology program and the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program at Andrews University are collaborating to provide an easier pathway for students to complete both the undergraduate and graduate programs. In the 2024–2025 school year, undergraduate theology students will have the opportunity to partake in 15 shared credits of upper-division classes that will count toward both their undergraduate degree and a subsequent MDiv degree. Through increased overlap and simplicity, both degree programs hope to increase efficiency for students.


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Christon Arthur Selected as La Sierra University's Next President

The La Sierra University Board of Trustees on May 9, 2024, unanimously approved the appointment of Christon Arthur to serve as the university’s sixth president. He arrives from Andrews University in Michigan where he has been provost since 2016. Arthur will begin his presidential duties on July 1. He takes over the leadership post from Richard Osborn who was selected last fall to serve as the university’s interim president following the resignation of Joy Fehr.


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Pacific Union College Gains Approval to Expand Nursing Program to Sonora

Pacific Union College (PUC) recently announced that it received state approval for a new nursing training partnership with Adventist Health Sonora. The PUC education center will further the college’s goals of growing its nursing program and help meet the rising need for highly qualified healthcare professionals in the Tuolumne County area.


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Southern Adventist University Launches Aspiring Teachers Clubs at Adventist Academies

To inspire the next generation of Seventh-day Adventist teachers, Southern Adventist University piloted the nation’s first Aspiring Teachers Clubs (ATC) for students at Georgia-Cumberland Academy and Collegedale Academy in 2022. Since then, it has continued to grow into a valuable resource for high school students throughout the Southern Union who are interested in pursuing a career in education.


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Walla Walla University Professors, Students Publish Report on Ocean Acidification Research Device

In his 2023 sabbatical report, James Foster, assistant professor of computer science at Walla Walla University, published a detailed description of a new aquarium tank controller, describing the design, construction, and customization of the device. Foster helped write the software for this device, along with mathematics faculty John Foster, and several senior computer science majors. Additional contributions to the device’s physical build were made by other WWU professors from the biology and engineering departments.


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Construction Set to Begin on Pacific Union College's Tonge Media Center

Thanks to two recent grants, Pacific Union College’s Department of Visual Arts will begin this spring to construct a new and innovative media center. The Tonge Media Center in Fisher Hall will house an advanced audio and video studio with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. The center will provide high-quality video and audio production access to the entire campus community.