August 30, 2015

SWAU Receives $25,000 Gift

Southwestern Adventist University’s Office of Advancement is pleased to announce that the University is the recipient of a $25,000 gift. The gift comes from former nursing faculty chair Laurice Kafrouni Durrant and is intended to create an endowed scholarship in honor of her father and his passion for witnessing and education. The new endowment will be given to a theology student who exhibits similar dedication and passion for witnessing. The scholarship will be named the Ishak Hanna Kafrouni … [Read more...]

Endowed Funds Make Scholarships Available for Students

Alumni and friends of Southwestern Adventist University are making a university education possible for many of today’s students through scholarships. And endowed funds make those scholarships possible, thanks to people like Jack Casey. An endowed scholarship fund is an investment in the future because it allows the scholarship dollars to be taken from the earnings of the original donation. Scholarships can be awarded to Southwestern students based on academic achievement, special talents, … [Read more...]

World War I Exhibit, Lectures To Highlight Commemoration

Southwestern Adventist University in Keene will commemorate the centennial of World War I with an exhibit that features artifacts from the Great War. The display is open April 12 to May 1 in the Meadows Gallery of the Chan Shun Centennial Library. Southwestern's department of history and social sciences is coordinating the exhibit, which will also feature a replica trench built inside the gallery. Trench warfare was one of the most recognizable features of the war, which lasted from August … [Read more...]

Southwestern Board Officially Accepts $2 Million Gift

From left: Jeff Bromme, Adventist Health System senior vice president and chief legal officer and member of Southwestern's Board of Trustees; Larry Moore, board chairman; Max Trevino, board member emeritus; and Ken Shaw, University president. Shaw is shown signing the document during the recent Board of Trustees meeting.

Southwestern Adventist University’s Board of Trustees officially accepted a $2 million gift last week. According to Larry Moore, chairman, the board voted the following: VOTED to express our appreciation to Adventist Health System for their generous gift establishing a $2 million endowment fund to create the Adventist Health System Endowed Chair of Business Administration.  The Board commends the leadership of Adventist Health System and is deeply grateful for their faithful commitment to … [Read more...]

Marketing Announces Video Contest for Students


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Major Gift Benefits Biology Department

Southwestern’s new president, Dr. Ken Shaw, announced this week that the University is the recipient of a $500,000 gift. The gift comes from an anonymous donor of the University and will provide the Biology Department with an additional full-time faculty member for the next four years. The remaining part of the gift will support equipment needs in the areas of mathematics and science. “I am so appreciative of this gift. It will enhance our academics in a substantial way. It was a joy to … [Read more...]

University To Host Candidates’ Forum


Southwestern Adventist University, in conjunction with the Star Group, will host a public candidate forum for the Precinct 4 County Commissioner candidates and the Johnson County Judge candidates on the evening of Feb. 18 at the Wharton Auditorium in the Mabee Center. A meet and greet with the candidates will start at 6:15 p.m. with the forum following at 6:45 p.m. Ricky Stephens, Superintendent of KISD, will moderate the debate formatted forum. The debate points are as follows: possible … [Read more...]

University To Host Skywarn Training

Southwestern Adventist University is hosting Johnson County’s annual SKYWARN Spotter Training Session on the evening of February 4 at the Wharton Auditorium in the Mabee Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Such training sessions occur weekly all over the nation with over 290,000 severe weather spotter volunteers now trained. Started in the 1970s, the program is designed to train local volunteers how to provide the National Weather Service with timely and accurate reports of severe weather in an effort to … [Read more...]

President Anderson Announces Plans to Retire


After nine years as president of Southwestern Adventist University, Eric Anderson announced yesterday his intention to retire.  Speaking to a regular meeting of University faculty and staff, Anderson said, “My wife and I believe that God called us to Keene and we have been richly blessed during our years here.” “He has been an excellent leader for the University,” says Pastor Larry Moore, chairman of Southwestern’s board of trustees.  “He and his wife have both contributed greatly to our … [Read more...]

Christmas Concert, Reception Postponed Until Tuesday

The University Christmas Concert and Reception originally scheduled for Cleburne Conference Center on Sunday night has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The Cleburne Conference Center is located at 1501 W. Henderson St. in Cleburne. The concert is free to the public. … [Read more...]