August 26, 2016

A Chance to Give Back to Others

Ever since he was a little boy, Alex Loewen has always had an interest in the human body and how it worked. Growing up in McKinney, Texas, Loewen, was homeschooled all the way through high school, and couldn’t wait for science class so his mom could teach him and his twin brother more about the human body, in particular bones. As his interest and passion for the human body blossomed, he knew what he wanted to pursue for his future career. He wanted to be a physical therapist. Now a senior … [Read more...]

Mimosa Memories

Nursing major Michelle Higa and computer science major Elizabeth Nieves enjoy the Mimosa banquet on Sunday, March 27.​ Southwestern's Student Association hosted "Une Nuit a Paris" at the Ashton Depot in Fort Worth. The various activities included rhyming battles, French accent competitions, as well as a photo booth.(Photo: Tanya Soria) … [Read more...]

Music: A Doorway to Greater Things

Music has been part of Conner Mason’s life ever since he can remember. As a young boy growing up in Roseburg, Oregon, Mason always had an appreciation for the fact that music gave him a sense of peace and comfort. On Sabbath afternoons after church service, Mason loved going in his grandparent’s backyard and playing music with his friends. They would spend countless hours playing hymns and worshiping God through music. Mason knew at a young age that he wanted to pursue a career that … [Read more...]

Embracing Diversity, Growing in Spirit

For some people being exposed to a new culture can be intimidating. However, one Southwestern student embraced diversity and learned to feel right at home. Amanda Madigan, sophomore psychology and education major, was born in San Jose, California. When she was eight, she moved to Hawaii with her parents. Before attending a non-denominational Christian school in Hawaii, Madigan had always attended public schools in San Jose. When she attended her first class in her new Christian school she … [Read more...]

“The Missing Factor Was God”

Sometimes in life we have to make tough decisions, from choosing whom we’re going to marry to deciding where we want to live. However choosing where you want to attend college is a pretty tough and important decision as well. That was the case for Casey Lao, junior nursing major. Casey attended Valley Grove Academy in Weslaco, Texas. After graduating from high school, Lao had to make one of the tough decision most students have to make: where to go to college. Lao always knew about … [Read more...]

From Madagascar, to Zimbabwe, to Texas

Adjusting to something you’ve never experienced can be overwhelming and difficult. Especially when that change and experience is something you’ve never looked forward to. That was the case for a Southwestern student who saw how God took her from the coast of the Indian Ocean to Africa and finally to Southwestern. Candys Rambeloson, junior medical laboratory science major, was born in Antananarivo, Madagascar, a country island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Southeast Africa. She attended … [Read more...]

Strengthening a Relationship with God

Attending a university whether its public or private is a daunting task, especially when people tell someone that it is impossible and they’ll never be able to do it.  This was the circumstance that Alondra Zavala, junior education major, had in front of her. “Southwestern really impacted my life a lot because it was all I had my senior year in high school,” says Zavala. “I was told that I wasn’t able to attend Southwestern because it was too expensive, and since I was born in Mexico, where … [Read more...]

SLAD Launches Shoebox Project for Needy Children

Thanksgiving is a time that is usually spent with family making new memories and remembering the old. For Southwestern Adventist University students this year, the weeks leading up to this holiday will look a little different than in previous years. This year, they are taking on the task of assembling 50 shoeboxes filled with items to ship throughout Texas and overseas. The Spiritual Life and Development Department has launched a new project called “Christmas in a Shoebox” to raise funds and … [Read more...]

“Tell The World” Actor Visits Southwestern

Southwestern Adventist University welcomed actor Timothy Paul Coderre onto the stage of Wharton Auditorium on Monday night, October 19. Corderre and his wife Annette are traveling across America in their RV and happened upon Keene, Texas where their friend Kyle Portbury now teaches film to the communication students as an associate professor. Before Portbury came to Southwestern he directed a $6 million film called “Tell the World” in which Tim plays the part of Joseph Bates. During the Q … [Read more...]

Never Looking Back

When a student comes out of high school, usually their biggest decision is what college to attend and what degree to pursue. Most students ask relatives, do research or ask friends that are already in college to help them make the right choice.  But when a student prays and asks God to lead the way there is no bad decision that will come from that.  This is the route Matthew Hanson, freshman theology major decided to take as he was getting ready to choose a college. “I was actually going to … [Read more...]