January 30, 2015

Club Seeks Volunteers for Local Mission Work

Evelyn Rubio and Isai Ramirez volunteer their time at Adventist Community Services in Keene.

Southwestern’s Missions Club prepared “care kits” yesterday at Adventist Community Services’ Disaster Relief Depot in Keene. This was the first of many volunteer opportunities to be offered by the Missions Club. The club wants students to learn that mission work is more than just travel to needy countries. It’s a mindset for home and abroad. “Mission work changed my life,” says Evelyn Rubio, Missions Club vice president. “I’ve never gone on a mission trip, but helping in the community … [Read more...]

International Student Club Welcomes New Year

International Student Club

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Adventist Leaders Learn English at Southwestern

Konstantin and Vasiliy

Learning a new language is hard, but for a student to do it in a month is even harder. That is the challenge that Adventist Church leaders and English as a Second Language students Konstantin Kampen and Vasiliy Kostyuk are trying to accomplish here at Southwestern Adventist Universities ESL (English as a Second Language) program. “Learning English will help me a lot,” says Konstantin Kampen. “Some people such as my financial director only speak English and if I can’t speak with them I can … [Read more...]

Students Share Views on Finals Week

It's the time of the year when students of Southwestern Adventist University are trying to ram everything that they’ve learned from the beginning of the semester into their brains so that they can pass the dreaded final exam. Students are filling the library rooms and tables, dedicating time to their notes and textbooks. Friends are motivating others to keep going when they want to give up. The atmosphere of the campus is intense and frustrated all due to the final exams. Everyone is trying to … [Read more...]

Southwestern From the Eyes of An ESL Student

Imaculada Alfredo

Few days remain in the semester, and it's time for ESL students to receive their diplomas. Another hard semester has passed and all hope to finish strong. The ESL Program at Southwestern started in the 1960s under the name CELL, meaning Center for English Language Learning. In 1990, the program was restructured and today it offers students the opportunity to study English before continuing or starting other academic programs or careers. Imaculada Alfredo has been in ESL for one semester … [Read more...]

Southwestern Leads in Adoption of Floorball

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Southwestern Adventist University is ahead of the game, the floorball game to be specific. Floorball is a sport comparable to floor hockey. It’s quickly gaining popularity in the United States. “This was our third year to host the Southwest U.S. Floorball Championship Tournament,” says Vesa Naukkarinen, chair of the kinesiology department. “The sport is growing, but it’s not very big in the United States yet. As far as I know, no other university in the U.S. has organized … [Read more...]

ExpressHim Ministry

(Edited by Bj Mondesir and Angela Mangueira) What is ExpressHim? ExpressHim is the drama ministry on campus that uses their talent of acting, singing, and their love for God to get a moralistic message out through the many skits and series they produce. ExpressHim is now going into their second year of being an official club and it seems to be growing into a beautiful opportunity for those on campus who want to put their talents to this specific skill set. Express Him was founded by Laura … [Read more...]

Music a Big Part in Students’ Lives

Cindy Ortega

(Edited By Saul Flores and Angela Mangueira) Music plays a big part in today’s society.  Life at Southwestern Adventist University is not exempt from this reality of life. Many of the students at Southwestern, are big fans of music while others have more limited playlists. “I prefer listening to classical music,” says Erika Martinez music major. "Most of the time I listen to music when I wake up in the morning and right before I go to bed.” Different students listen to music at … [Read more...]

Music Groups Glorify God on Campus

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(Edited by Brisa Ramirez and Angela Mangueira) There are several different music groups at Southwestern that have dedicated time to glorify the name of God in their worship through music. Some write their own original music while some like to take songs and put their own spin on them. Robert Leslie, a member of the group Real, says that his favorite part of being in a band is that he can express himself with like-minded brothers and sisters of Christ. He enjoys signing and being a part of … [Read more...]

ESL Students Face Challenges of New Country

Heder Sampaio

Coming to a new country is hard. Coming to learn the language of the country can be even harder. However, Southwestern Adventist University offers an English as a Second Language course for those who want to learn English. It gives them an opportunity to accomplish the goals they desire and make the adjustment of moving to America. With teachers such as Monica Kowarsch, the department chair and grammar teacher, and Melanie Padon, the speech teacher, current students and former students both feel … [Read more...]