University Holds Annual Convocation

The University Singers and the University Brass Ensemble provided music.

The University Singers and the University Brass Ensemble provided music.

The Southwestern Brass Ensemble played, the professors, administrators and board members entered in traditional robes, and Southwestern Adventist University’s annual Convocation Service marked the official beginning of another school year. Students, faculty and staff met for the occasion Thursday, Sept. 4 in the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Amy Rosenthal, vice president for academic administration, offered the Invocation. Kenneth Shaw, Southwestern’s new president, welcomed students and the rest of the audience to another school year. That was followed by the University Singers, conducted by Jonathan Wall, leading the audience in a rousing rendition of “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

Larry Moore, chair of the University Board of Trustees, was the featured speaker.

Larry Moore, chair of the University Board of Trustees, was the featured speaker.

Russ Laughlin, vice president for spiritual development, introduced the speaker, Larry Moore, alumnus from Southwestern, president of the Southwestern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and chairman of the University Board of Trustees. Moore followed the theme of “The Adventist Church in Today’s World,” reciting his struggles to get through school and encouraging students not to be discouraged and to depend on God to make success happen.

The dedicatory prayer by Jennifer Scott, senior pastor of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church, concluded the event.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

About author

You might also like

Sports 4 Comments

Southwestern To Host Acrofest Nov. 6-9

Acrofest, the national sports acrobatic clinic for Seventh-day Adventist schools, takes place at Southwestern Nov. 6 to 9. Acrofest is a four-day event that starts with clinicals and group trainings

News 0 Comments

April 29 Is Last Day to Return Books

The last day to return a book or other item borrowed from the library is Monday, April 29. All books or other items not returned before 8 a.m. on April

News 0 Comments

Spring Week of Prayer Is Feb. 23-27

The spring Student Week of Prayer is scheduled for Feb. 23-27 with the theme “Pause Don’t Force It! Let God Fill the Holes.” Students from Southwestern Adventist University’s Homiletics class

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply

IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

What is 12 + 11 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.