October 28, 2016

What’s Wrong With Jeans?

I must admit there are just some things I don’t understand. Most things, I just dismiss as unimportant. However, there is one thing that I have noticed since coming to college that I just simply can’t dismiss: the kinesiology department’s anti-jeans policy. I grew up on a small farm in central Texas. I wore jeans almost everywhere. Need to round up the cows? Okay, that’s fine. I’m wearing jeans. Need to run after a stray animal? Say…the dog, for instance? Sure. I’m still wearing jeans. I … [Read more...]

A Familiar Stranger on Campus

Every now and then faculty members leave or move to other departments. New people take their place, and often we see new faces on campus. But Southwestern’s new vice president for spiritual development isn’t quite what you’d expect. Meet Pastor Russ Laughlin. He’s never worked for Southwestern before, but that doesn’t mean he’s a stranger. From youth Bible studies to activities with the local high schools and grade schools, Laughlin has been a committed part of the Keene community for 17 … [Read more...]

New Writing Emphasis Available for Students

Southwestern Adventist University’s Department of English now offers a writing emphasis as an option for the English major. English majors now can choose to focus on either literature or writing and the emphasis offers several new courses designed to enrich the current program. English majors choosing the writing emphasis will take three courses designed to strengthen writing skills, in addition to the regular courses in literature and language.  Students may choose three courses from the … [Read more...]

A Slip of the Tongue

It is interesting to see the change in speech as it spans the generations. Though it’s the same language, words tend to take on an entirely different meaning with each passing year. In grade school and even on into my sophomore year of high school, I had vocabulary assignments. There were words in there that I had never even seen before. But for one reason or another, they had become a part of the English language. When I began playing online games such as Perfect World and Lord of the … [Read more...]