October 25, 2014

Week of Prayer To Feature Ivor Myers

Pastor and former MTV star Ivor Myers will speak for Week of Prayer next week.

  Southwestern Adventist University will hold this year’s first Week of Prayer Oct. 20-24 presented by Ivor Myers, a guest speaker with a heart-changing story. Twice every year, the Spiritual Life and Development Department organizes a week of prayer when students to step back and take a moment to talk to God. As a Christian university, part of a positive learning environment is the spiritual atmosphere on campus. “Having peers to fellowship and worship with is one of my … [Read more...]

ExpressHim Presents New Skit Series

Daiene Bezerra (Jade) takes a selfie with her “brother” Daniel Juarez (Jake) as part of a practice for the first episode.

ExpressHim, Southwestern’s drama ministry team, has a new series planned for this school year. The first episode of this series of skits was on Oct. 3 in the Keene Church for Friday night worship. Laura Groessel, senior English major and director of ExpressHim, founded this ministry in the fall of 2013. It is one of several ministries sponsored by the Spiritual Life and Development office. “I hope students will be encouraged by these skits to stand firm through the obstacles they face and … [Read more...]

Concert Set for Thursday

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Knights Challenge Set for Sat. Night

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University Singers Tour Texas

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Southwestern’s University Singers is traveling Oct. 9-11 to perform in Austin, Weslaco, McAllen, Edinberg, and San Antonio. The mini-tour began in Austin, at the state capitol rotunda this afternoon. Their lunch-time serenade was made possible through the sponsorship of Senator Bryan Birdwell. Tomorrow they will sing at Valley Grande Adventist Academy and continue with performances at the Iglesia Central Del Valle for the students of South Texas Christian Academy and the Edinberg Seventh-day … [Read more...]

New Tagline Sought to Better Represent School

After discussing what Southwestern Adventist University is known for with several faculty and staff, Dr. Ken Shaw, new university president, concluded that the answer was unclear. In order to improve the positioning of the university, Shaw decided to put together a Tagline Committee that will work to create a tagline to better represent Southwestern. “Though scripturally sound, the current tagline, ‘The Beginning of Wisdom’ doesn’t convey to our various constituencies the essence of who we … [Read more...]

Missions Club Begins Stamp Drive

(Edited by Brisa Ramirez) This month the Missions Club is sponsoring a project called Stamp Drive. This project started today Oct. 2 and will end Oct. 23. The club’s goal is to sell 200 international stamps. The reason behind this project is to send out letters, cards, and school news to the school’s student missionaries. Right now there are five student missionaries from Southwestern serving around the world, and the goal is to show them that the students here support and encourage … [Read more...]

Pep Rally Set for Sat. Night

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Sharathon Continues with $100,000 Goal

Volunteers answer phones during the biannual Sharathon.

88.3 The Journey’s biannual Sharathon began yesterday. The local Christian radio station has set a goal of $100,000 with a timeline of three days to reach it. Staff members, volunteers, and radio personalities have come together for this event as they do so every spring and fall. The donations raised will go toward the station’s every-day expenses for the next six months. This is the station’s eighth Sharathon. Wanda Agee, office manager and wife of general manager Mike Agee, claims from … [Read more...]

Southwest Region To Host Cycling Tour

Cycling to from Dallas to San Antonio next summer was a recent decision the Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist executives voted on. The Tour de Youth cycling event will consist of riding bicycles through 325 miles of beautiful towns, hills and back roads of central Texas in conjunction with the quintennial session of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to be held in San Antonio. “The tour will be a very nice experience to participate,” says Southwestern … [Read more...]