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Higher Ed Leaders Vote to Explore Collaboration

On Aug. 12, 2018, against a backdrop of tighter finances and a dwindling enrollments at Adventist colleges and universities in North America, school administrators and church leaders voted overwhelmingly in favor of forming a “strategic alliance” to strengthen the overall educational system.


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Adventist Teacher Bikes from "Water to Water" to Attend NAD Convention

On August 7, most of the nearly 6,000 educators expected to attend the 2018 NAD Teachers’ Convention were checking into the event while Monte Saxby, math, physics, and computer teacher at Skagit Adventist Academy in Burlington, Washington, was pedaling a few miles away on a bike trail along Lake Michigan.


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NAD VP for Adventist Education Receives Several Awards at Teachers' Convention

On Aug. 8, 2018, Larry Blackmer, vice president of Education for the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, received two awards during a general session at the NAD Teachers’ Convention in Chicago, Ill.


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Seeking Understanding: John Walton

In preparation for Creation Sabbath in October, a new episode of the Seeking Understanding series discusses Dr. John Walton’s internationally recognized research on “free radicals,” and how his research has influenced his beliefs about the origin of life.


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Volunteer Lay Pastor Recognized for "Saving" Church With One Member

With just one member still in regular attendance a year ago, the Osceola Seventh-day Adventist Church was about to close. That all changed when Bill Ruble entered the picture. He and his wife, Carol, immediately got to work inviting old members back to church and visiting with prospective members, many of whom had previously attended evangelistic meetings but had not joined the church. They also recruited help from others who had been active with them in a home-based church plant for several years prior. After a year of these joint efforts, there are now 25-30 people in regular attendance at the Osceola church.


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Two Adventist Camps Evacuated Due to Nearby California Wildfire

Central California Conference’s Camp Wawona, located within Yosemite National Park, has been evacuated due to the nearby Ferguson Fire, which is encroaching on Yosemite Valley. And Pine Springs Ranch, within the Southeastern California Conference, has also evacuated their camp due to fire and smoke threats.


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Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Awarded Nearly $300,000 in HIV/AIDS Curriculum Funding

For the 16th consecutive year, the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry was awarded $298,848 in federal funding by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F, to provide community-based HIV/AIDS training for dentistry, international dentistry and dental hygiene students. “We’re extremely proud of the funding we have received the past 16 years,” said Eun-Hwi Euni Cho, DDS, director of Educational Assessment at this Adventist school of dentistry.


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Plainfield Church Members Cater to Their Neighbors

Plainfield Seventh-day Adventist Church is located in a small, quiet town, just outside of Lebanon, New Hampshire. Though the church may be small, it is making a big difference in the community. After some discussion, the members decided they would focus their outreach on being in touch with their neighbors. This decision has led to some exciting opportunities.