Upcoming and Current Happenings

 Art in the Library

Celebrating 125 Years of Adventist Education at Southern | August through December, 2017

A historic look at God’s leading throughout Southern’s 125 years of providing Adventist education from humble beginnings in 1892 to the present, this chronological display of photos and artifacts will share glimpses of stories about some of the influential leaders, struggles that were overcome, and the university’s milestone accomplishments along the way. This exhibit will be on display on the library's first floor August through December, 2017.

Lamar Philips Display | August through December 12, 2017

Awesome Pictures of the World©is a photography art business owned by Lamar Phillips, a 2010 retired resident of Ooltewah, Tennessee and an SMC (SAU) ‘63 graduate. Most of his 15,000 pictures of landscapes, water scenes, horizons and sky capes, ancient buildings and ruins, animals, people, and flowers—which is his primary passion—are taken from one or more of the 52 countries he has visited, including eight countries where he and his wife have lived during the past 32 years as missionaries. The majority of the photos are from Western and Eastern Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East and the USA. Phillips has shown his art work in various venues in Hamilton and Bradley Counties of Tennessee, and Calhoun, Georgia. For further selections or purchases from his array of 50 or so framed pictures and many matted ones, you may contact him at lamadra2@hotmail.com or call 423-827-9801. The exhibit will be available on the library's second floor until December 12, 2017.

Art as Pain Therapy | January 8 through March 29, 2018

Complimentary Interventions, a nursing class taught by Dana Krause, is based on research showing that when a patient with chronic pain or disease concentrates and learns from a positive activity, their brain will temporarily redirect the pain pathway and concentrate on the new task, thus relieving the pain a bit.  This can be practiced and perfected so that the pain may actually diminish over time or be controlled.  Students in the class assume the patient role and complete two 16 x 20 scripture based acrylic paintings. The unsigned pictures are then donated to health care facilities throughout the region.  To date about 600-700 have been donated. This exhibit will be available on the library's first floor January 8 through March 29, 2018.

Along the Promenade | January 8 through March 29, 2018

"Along the Promenade" features the photography of Diane Proffitt, a long-time resident of the Ooltewah-Collegedale area. She retired in August 2017 after having been employed by Southern Adventist University for over 41 years. Diane has enjoyed photography for a number of years with a particular focus on wildlife and nature. Before retiring, she enjoyed many walks “along the promenade” with her camera in hand. She and her husband spend most weekends on back road adventures searching for wildflowers, wildlife or other interesting places on roads less traveled. One of Diane’s favorite things to do with her photography is to create motivational posters. She has left a sample of a few as gifts to exhibit viewers.

Heidi E. Olson Paintings | January 8 through March 29, 2018

Influenced by her artistic father and creative grandmother, Heidi developed a love of drawing at a young age. During her college years, she completed many art classes and discovered her affection for oil-based painting. Heidi’s style involves the utilization of bright colors; ocean and landscape scenes are among her favorites. She enjoys hosting painting parties and sharing her artistic expressions with others. Heidi works as the office manager in the chemistry department at Southern Adventist University. She values time with her husband, Daniel, and their two Australian shepherds, Cali and Ares. This exhibit will be available on the library's second floor January 8 through March 29, 2018.


 Upcoming Therapy Dog Visits

  • Thursday, January 11 from 12 to 1 pm
  • Tuesday, January 16 from 12 to 1 pm
  • Thursday, February 1 from 3 to 4 pm
  • Thursday, February 8 from 12 to 1 pm
  • Tuesday, February 20 from 12 to 1 pm
  • Thursday, March 1 from 3 to 4 pm
  • Tuesday, March 20 from 12 to 1 pm
  • Thursday, April 5 from 3 to 4 pm
  • Thursday, April 12 from 12 to 1 pm
  • Tuesday, April 24 from 12 to 1 pm