November 1, 2014

Missions Emphasis Week Set for November

At their latest meeting, the Missions Club worked on plans for Missions Emphasis Week.

November 10 to 15 will be Missions Emphasis Week at Southwestern. Missions Club is planning the week with a purpose is to increase awareness of the student missionaries who are out serving and to encourage students to become involved in missions. Isaí Ramírez, Missions Club president, says Missions Emphasis Week is one of his favorite weeks during the school year. He wants everyone to be a missionary, whether in this country or another one. Right now, Southwestern has five student … [Read more...]

Community Celebrates STARfest

Last night marked the 26th Annual STARfest event in Keene. Hundreds of Southwestern Adventist University students came out to support the event and have a good time with members of the nearby community. Shortly after the festivities began, the weather took a turn and rain started. But despite that the event continued successfully and had a great turn out. Southwestern’s acrobatic team perform twice at the fest. Daniel Semakula, a university alum said, “I’ve been watching SWAT perform over the … [Read more...]

Assembly to Feature Online Presence

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SWAT Fundraises For Warm-Ups

(Edited by Brisa Ramirez and Jaime Baldwin) Acrofest will occur November 13 to 15 this year. This event is open to gymnastics teams from Seventh-day Adventist academies and universities. The location changes each year. Last year it was at Southwestern, and this year it will be at Southern Adventist University. This event brings teams together to learn from one another and improve in various forms of acrobatics. The Southwestern Acrobatic Team (SWAT) is in the process of raising money to … [Read more...]

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...]