September 5, 2015

Annual Convocation Features WWU President

John McVay

John McVay, president of Walla Walla University in Walla Walla, Washington, spoke for Southwestern Adventist University’s annual convocation ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 3.  Held at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church, the convocation marks the beginning of the academic year for the university. The ceremony started as the symphony orchestra played and the professors and administrators entered in traditional robes.  Joel Wallace, vice president for financial administration, offered the … [Read more...]

Mud Volleyball Scheduled for Saturday night

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Southwestern Adds New Alumni Director

Licci Zimleduch

Southwestern Adventist University recently named Licci Zemleduch as its new director of alumni relations, replacing Bev Mendenhall, who recently retired from the position. “We looked at a lot of candidates for the position, but what really sold us on Zemleduch was her background,” says Tiffany Hernandez, interim vice president for advancement. “She brings a lot of experience to our team and I know she will thrive in the alumni program we have at Southwestern.” Zemleduch brings experience … [Read more...]

TEDx Comes to Southwestern Campus Sept. 27

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Southwestern Adventist University will host the first Ted Talks event in Johnson County on Sunday, Sept. 27. Entitled “On the Edge,” TEDx will feature speakers presenting thought-provoking ideas on a variety of topics and will shed new light through innovative approaches and ideas in their areas of expertise. This TEDx event is organized by a select group of devoted students and faculty with the intention to create a vision, inspire ideas, and promote action in the community. Southwester’s … [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...]

Film Director Joins Communication Faculty


Southwestern Adventist University enthusiastically welcomes Australian film director Kyle Portbury as its new associate professor of communication. His strong background in film production, directing, writing and acting will help Portbury contribute greatly to the communication department program at Southwestern. A graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts London with a master’s degree in performance, Portbury has developed a strong reputation … [Read more...]

Southwestern Assists Thousands at San Antonio Health Fair

Mauricio Negrete, Southwestern senior nursing major (center) stands with Annalise Lang, a volunteer from California and Dr. David Chang from Australia.

Southwestern Adventist University’s nursing department sent 70 students and faculty to the three-day “Your Best Pathway to Health” health fair held April 8-10 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Over $20 million in health care services were provided free to 6,192 San Antonio residents, including 360 people getting free surgical services, worth $10 million. The fair was jointly sponsored by Pathway to Health, Adventist Laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) and the Texas Department of … [Read more...]

Southwestern Names Educator, Staff Member of Year

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Chad Hutchinson, assistant professor of kinesiology, has been named Educator of the Year for the 2015-2016 school year at Southwestern Adventist University. The announcement came at a special school assembly held Thursday, April 16 on the Southwestern campus. A week later, during assembly on April 23, Wil Iverson, dean of men at Southwestern, was named Staff Member of the Year. In selecting the Educator of the Year, the University considers classroom performance, student and peer … [Read more...]

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Health Fair Scheduled for Sunday

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