April 16, 2014

SA Elections Take Place Tomorrow

Eighteen students are running for the Student Association positions offered next year. The elections take place tomorrow, March 6. Beginning at Thursday’s weekly assembly at 1 p.m. located in Evans Hall, students running for office will give speeches. Voting will take place immediately after. For those students that cannot make it to assembly, elections will also take place at 7 p.m. in Wharton Auditorium on Thursday, March 6. The following is a list of the candidates and positions they … [Read more...]

“It Just Fit to Come to Southwestern”

Sophomore pre-physical therapy major Alex Loewen finds that Southwestern is the right place for him to be right now.

Sometimes God lets bad things happen to you in order for you to experience better things. Sometimes those events involve major decisions, such as what you may want to do with the rest of your life. That’s a big one for college students. Some find the decision easy, while others struggle. Alex Loewen, sophomore pre-physical therapy major, decided what he wanted to do when he received first-hand knowledge of it. Loewen was playing basketball when he landed on someone’s foot, causing Loewen’s … [Read more...]

Students Lead Out in Week of Prayer

Austin Powell, sophomore theology major, starts out Week of Prayer on Monday with a sermon on pride.

Southwestern students are leading out with Spring Week of Prayer this week on campus. Theme for this week is “Breaking the Cycle.” Students will touch on subjects such as pride, conflict, rushing to evil, lying, false witnessing, and wicked schemes. Meetings will take place at the Keene SDA Church, with Austin Powell (Monday), Hanna Marchok (Tuesday), Robert Leslie (Wednesday), Jenae Phipps (Thursday) and Arvy Wuysang (Friday) serving as speakers. Friday night’s speaker will be Michael … [Read more...]

Tax Seminar Set for International Students

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            Enactus and International Students Club are hosting an international-students-only tax seminar presented by Phillippe Michel, ’12 graduate with an MBA in finance. International students planning on going need to bring a W-2 form, 1098T form, passport, and an I-20 form. The seminar will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Pechero Hall computer lab. … [Read more...]

Mimosa Set for Sunday, March 9

Mimosa is set for 6 p.m. on March 9 at Hilton Fort Worth, 815 Main St. in Fort Worth. Theme for this year’s Mimosa is Welcome to the Roaring 20’s. Regular price is $30 per person, but there is also a couples’ discount price of $50 per two. Students can get a $10 refund for riding the bus to and from the location of Mimosa. The bus will be leaving from the library parking lot at 5:15 p.m. The Student Association requires modest and appropriate attire. Mimosa tickets are now available at any … [Read more...]

KGSW To Resume Newscast Today

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            KGSW, Southwestern’s own TV station, resumes its live weekly newscast today at 5:30 p.m. on digital channel 18.1.             Every Thursday, KGSW welcomes Johnson County to tune in for live and local news about the University, Keene, and the greater Johnson County. The cast and crew of the newscast are made up of communication students and majors who work at the TV station. … [Read more...]

NAD President To Speak for Vespers, Church

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Daniel R. Jackson, president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, will speak for Southwestern’s Friday Night Worship service this Friday. He will also be the guest speaker for the services held at the Keene SDA Church on Feb. 8. According to the NAD website, Jackson was appointed by the church’s 246-member Nominating Committee and confirmed by the 2010 General Conference Session delegation, which is an international body of 2,410 appointed members and the highest … [Read more...]

Takoma, Sandia View Academies Take Home Championships

Takoma Academy Varsity Lady Tigers won the championship for Ladies' Large School in this year's Hoops Classic

  For Takoma Academy, the 19th annual Hoops Classic Jan. 22-24 ended very well considering all three of their teams won the championships in their divisions: Small School Women’s, Large School Women’s, and Large School Men’s. In the Small School Women’s Division, the Takoma JV (Junior Varsity) Lady Tigers beat the South Texas Christian Academy Lady Panthers for the title. Last year the Takoma Varsity Lady Tigers won their division, making this year’s win the second championship … [Read more...]

ENACTUS Seeks Volunteers to Help Build Shelter

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The Christian Lodge has a mission to help and support homeless citizens in Johnson County and they are constructing a new shelter in Cleburne. On Sunday, Feb. 2, Southwestern’s ENACTUS club will be meeting at the library parking lot at 12:15 p.m. They need as many volunteers as possible to help make this shelter happen. … [Read more...]

Euro-Asian Division Will Work Exclusively with Southwestern ESL

The delegation from the Euro-Asian Division poses in the President's Dining Room during their visit. From left: Moisei Ostrovski (union president for Belarus), Eric Anderson, Monica Kowarsch, Lilia and Andrei Moldovanu (union president for Moldova. Lilia works in Women's Ministry), Zhan and Zhana Tranyuk (Union president for East Russia. Zhana is a doctor of therapy and massage). Not pictured: Vyacheslav (Slava) Buchnev (secretary of the Union in Belarus).

The Euro-Asian Division of Seventh-day Adventists has decided to work exclusively with Southwestern’s ESL (English as a Second Language) program in the future after a visit last January. Monica Kowarsch, director of ESL, was contacted in August of 2012 from the secretary of the Euro-Asian Division. The Euro-Asian Division wanted to send their leaders to an Adventist school to learn English. They also wanted to know what kind of ESL program Southwestern had, because they were looking at … [Read more...]