December 1, 2015

Auto Crash Damages Mizpah Gate

Southwestern Adventist University's Mizpah Gate sustained serious damage this morning when a car crashed into the monument. The car, traveling north on South College Drive, hit one of the main support columns of the Mizpah Gate at approximately 8:35 a.m. The driver sustained no major injuries. The Keene Fire Department, Keene Police Department and Southwestern's plant services department immediately began to work on stabilizing the monument for safety. While plant services continues to work … [Read more...]

Bob Mendenhall Receives SAC Lifetime Achievement Award

The Society of Adventist Communicators honored Dr. Bob Mendenhall with a Lifetime Achievement Award this weekend in Washington, D.C. at its annual convention. Mendenhall retired in June after 45 years of service to Southwestern Adventist University. Some of Mendenhall’s most notable achievements were the founding of Southwestern's communication department and establishment of the campus radio station in the early 1970s. Through the course of his career, he served as president and later … [Read more...]

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

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...]