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Sonscreen Film Festival Holds First Alumni Mixer

The November 7, 2021, first-ever Sonscreen Film Festival alumni event opened with a screening at which presenters showed trailers for their films. The schedule then opened up, giving the almost two dozen guests participating time to share information for future projects, learn what their peers were working on, and connect with former classmates and new friends.


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New Southern Adventist University Student Center Receives Design Awards

The new Bietz Center for Student Life at Southern Adventist University has won four awards from the Association of University Interior Designers (AUID), a national organization. Most notably, wall art in the Bietz Center’s Jack Blanco Chapel won “best in show.”


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NAD Summit on Abuse Offers Hope and Healing for Victims of Abuse

The North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (NAD) recently sponsored its annual enditnow Summit on Abuse. It featured professionals presenting on support for children and their families, legal obligations for church members and staff, the threat of pornography, and the dynamics of power and control. The summit was streamed live on YouTube and Facebook on Nov. 14, 2021, in English, and on Nov. 15 in Spanish.


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Union College Graduates Provide Critical Support in Haiti After Earthquake

When a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southwest Haiti on August 14, 2021, the international community rushed to send aid. But for three Union College alumni, simply sending supplies wasn’t enough. International Rescue and Relief graduates Janae Schumacher, Justin Dena, and Lauren Lombard volunteered with Educáre, a Haitian-run organization, to bring medical help to those most affected by the disaster.


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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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Marvin Moore, Editor of Signs of the Times, Passes to His Rest

Marvin Leroy Moore, editor of Signs of the Times, died in the morning of September 27, 2021, at his home in Caldwell, Idaho, with his wife, Lois, by his side. He was 84.


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For Fourth Time, Wall Street Journal Ranks La Sierra University First in Nation for Diversity

An annual college guide published Sept. 21, 2021, by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and Times Higher Education (THE) has once again ranked La Sierra University No. 1 in the nation for its "Environment," a classification that scores various aspects of a school’s diversity.


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Southern Adventist University Welcomes New Vice President for Advancement

Southern Adventist University is pleased to welcome Ellen Hostetler as the new vice president for advancement. Hostetler, who began her responsibilities last week, is no stranger to Southern. Since 2017, she has served as an adjunct instructor in the School of Business, teaching introduction to business and personal finance courses.