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Southwestern Adventist University Professors Publish Cutting-Edge Research Paper in Peer-Reviewed Journal

Every summer Jared Wood, director of the Dinosaur Science Museum at Southwestern Adventist University and Arthur Chadwick, director of the Dinosaur Excavation Project at SWAU, along with Keith Snyder, chair of Biology at Southern Adventist University lead a dinosaur dig at the Hanson Ranch in Wyoming. This is an ongoing collaborative research project, and they have gathered a large amount of data over the years.

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Goodbye, Mr. Scrooge

I really don’t like Christmas. I hate to say it, but through the years I have gotten grumpy once Thanksgiving ends. But before you cast me away as a holiday hater, let me explain a few things.

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Addressing Concerns, Offering Counsel

​​​​​​​Seventh-day Adventists look to the coming of Christ as the great culmination of history and an end of all disease, suffering, and death. At the same time, we have been entrusted with the Adventist health message embodied in and expanded upon by the writings of Ellen White, summarizing healthful living through practical and wholistic healthy lifestyle behaviors. We advocate all of these practices to maintain a healthy immune system, and in the pandemic, even more is needed.

WAU baptism dec 2020

​​​​​​​Washington Adventist University Welcomes New Adventists During On-Campus Baptisms

Washington Adventist University’s community continues to be a community of prayer and faith. During this challenging time in history, distance is ideal in preventing infection; not so ideal in fellowship and communal worship. Despite the challenges, the Holy Spirit has been working to soften hearts and lead individuals to commit to a life in Christ. On two consecutive weekends, a student and an employee of WAU have made this commitment publicly through baptism at Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church on the campus of WAU in Takoma Park, Maryland.

G Alexander Bryant Dec 2020

El presidente de la División Norteamericana ofrece comentarios alentadores al finalizar el año 2020

Quiero extenderles, en nombre de mis compañeros directores y de toda la familia de la oficina de la NAD (División Norteamericana, por sus siglas en inglés), nuestros más cálidos saludos navideños al finalizar este año 2020. ¡Y qué año ha sido! ¿Quién hubiera imaginado cuando empezamos el 2020 que lo terminaríamos de esta manera?

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NAD's Top 10 Stories of 2020

In 2020, the North American Division website garnered more than one million unique page views. More than 400,000 unique page views were directed to NAD news articles. The top 10 most-visited news articles for 2020 have been conveniently compiled into a list with short descriptions and links to the full articles. Enjoy this 2020 North American Division news year-in-review.

aerial view Oakwood University Church December 2020

Oakwood University Church Provides COVID-19 Testing and Other Community Needs

The Oakwood University Church in Huntsville, Alabama, which has a history of reaching out to its community in a variety of ways, has engaged in community service in extra special ways since the COVID-19 pandemic started earlier this year. 

G Alexander Bryant Dec 2020

North American Division President Offers Encouraging Remarks as 2020 Draws to a Close

I want to extend to you, on behalf of my fellow officers and the entire NAD office family, our warmest holiday greetings as this year 2020 comes to an end. And what a year it has been! Who could have guessed when we started 2020 we would end it in this manner?

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At Southwestern Adventist University, More Than $50,000 Raised to Meet Student Needs During Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic affected life for everyone, Southwestern Adventist University focused on meeting student needs through the Fighting Food and Housing Insecurity fundraising campaign. Launched with a goal to raise $50,000, SWAU has recently concluded the campaign, exceeding the goal.

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Walla Walla University Participates with Adventist Health on Groundbreaking Community Well-Being Blue Zones Project

The Walla Walla University Center for Humanitarian Engagement (CHE) is pleased to announce that it will participate in a community health initiative, the Blue Zones Project Walla Walla Valley, which was announced earlier this month by Adventist Health, and includes several other participants in the local community.