Columns Magazine

Columns is the official magazine of Southern Adventist University, produced by Marketing and University Relations to provide information to alumni and other friends. Your feedback is always welcome: columns@southern.edu.

Fall 2019Current Issue: Fall 2019
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Featured in This Issue:

The Little Things
Kindness manifests itself in a wide variety of actions, both big and small. But while big expressions of kindness may blow us away, sometimes it is the little gestures that add up and leave the biggest impressions. Whether it is a warm smile, a simple gift, a kind word, a helping hand, or maybe an unexpected treat, great joy is found in the little things.

Missions Near & Far
Every year, Southern students spread out around the world as missionaries, quickly realizing that they benefit as much as or more than those they serve. Whether they go for a couple of weeks or a full year, their lives are forever touched by the experience.

All in the Family
Out of the 134 individuals who graduated from Southern’s School of Nursing this May, six stand out for an unusual reason: they all earned degrees side-by-side with their spouses. Each of the three pairs is bound together through a love of nursing, giving them a unique opportunity to touch many lives while supporting each other along the way. 

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The Little Things: Origami Instructions
Computing Professor Robert Ordóñez brightens people's lives through the simple gift of origami. You can, too, by following these simple instructions (this folded wonder is much easier to make than you might guess from the finished product). Click here to watch the video.

Origami Instructions

Steven Luu Photography
Beyond his talent as a software engineer, Southern alum Steven Luu is a gifted photographer. View more of his beautiful nature photos here 

Early morning snow

Construction Update: Bietz Center for Student Life
President David Smith has a “conversation” with former president Gordon Bietz about construction progress on the new student life center. They both agree there’s a lot to be excited about! Click here to watch the video.

Construction Update

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