November 27, 2015

University Shares Freshman Statistics

Statistical information has been released regarding where the 2015-2016 freshmen class of Southwestern Adventist University spent their final high school or academy year. This information is important to the University because it highlights where recruiting has been the most and the least effective, and where the most work needs to be done to improve and increase the number of future freshmen. According to these statistics, most of the freshman class originated from Adventist academies and … [Read more...]

Dec. 4 Speaker Will Recite Book of Revelation

“Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.” You hear this as you walk in 15 minutes late to church. You lean over and whisper to your friend: “What did I miss?” They reply: “Chapter 1-138 of Psalms.” Performing Artist Marquis Laughlin travels around the nation reciting books of the Bible from memory. Hi His next stop? Southwestern. Marquis Laughlin is the founder of Acts of the Word, a non-profit, non-denominational ministry devoted to changing people’s … [Read more...]

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...]

New Equipment Helps Students Learn to Tell Stories

The TV station on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University has a new manager, and an expanded purpose.  Now in the hands of Associate Professor Kyle Portbury, the production facilities that form part of the practical learning environment within the University’s Communication Department is undergoing an expansion to focus on storytelling across television, film and emerging media.  Over the past few months, Portbury has been transitioning the station from a live news studio to a … [Read more...]

Deadline for Navajo Mission Trip Is Nov. 20

Spring Break 2016 will mark the 13th time that Southwestern Adventist University will be going on its annual Navajo Mission trip.  The trip to the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona and New Mexico is scheduled for March 3-13. The tradition started by Dr. Randy Butler, a former professor at Southwestern, has been benefiting students as well as the Navajos for many years. “Going on the Navajo mission trip teaches students that one doesn’t have to go abroad to make a difference,” says Dr. Bill … [Read more...]

Southwestern Presents Godzilla Eats Las Vegas Musical

Southwestern Adventist University is proud to present Godzilla Eats Las Vegas: a Musical of the Atomic Age. The two-part event will feature Southwestern Wind Symphony performance at 8 p.m. in Wharton Auditorium located on the corner of Magnolia Street and Old Betsy, and an interactive movie at 9 p.m. in Evans Hall located on the corner of Elm and E. Hillcrest. Special performances for the event will feature: Timothy Stowell with “Flight of the Bumble Bee,” a flute solo performed by Erika … [Read more...]

2016 Brain Games Will Be 48-Hour Film Challenge

The communication department at Southwestern Adventist University is preparing to host the annual Brain Games event for the 2015-2016 school year. Taking place from March 30 to April 1, students from academies throughout the United States will converge on campus to take part in the South by Southwestern, a brand-new 48-hour film challenge. This competition will test their teamwork, creativity and problem-solving skills while creating a short film. Kyle Portbury, associate professor in the … [Read more...]

Student Enrollment Statistics Released

The official enrollment numbers for the 2015-2016 school year have been released by Southwestern Adventist University. This data lists the student population by their classification level, chosen field of study and religious preference. These numbers are evaluated and collected to formulate the "Financial Full-Time Equivalent" enrollment, or FFTE. Various departments that comprise the University use these numbers to determine not only budgets, but also to examine how well these departments … [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...]

Week of Prayer Scheduled for Next Week

“Carving the Character” is the theme for fall semester’s Week of Prayer hosted by Southwestern Adventist University on Oct. 18-23. This semester’s Week of Prayer will have a different structure than in years past. Instead of having one speaker, the Spiritual Life and Development team elected to have 10 speakers.   Each day there will be two speakers, with two Southwestern faculty speaking during each session.  Each time a speaker goes up they will have a chance to share their thoughts on the … [Read more...]