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Current Issue: Fall 2013

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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:

In This Issue:

Still a Missionary College
Southern’s name and curriculum have changed several times since its doors opened in 1892, but one thing hasn’t wavered: a commitment to carrying out the Great Commission. Read online supplement

Song Service
Southern faculty—along with current and former students— share their vocal and instrumental talents on Sundays as regular, paid contributors at several local churches.

Pressed for Time
When Darlene Turner retired after practicing orthopedics for 20 years, she never thought her golden years would be spent ironing clothes for Southern students.

Experience the Spirit
We have an innate longing for community, both here on
Earth and with Jesus in Heaven. Alumni Homecoming
Weekend provided plenty of one and a glimpse of the other.

New Media Features:

Acrofest 2013

Hideout Film

Alumni Typhoon Relief
Gordon Bietz Fall Convocation

Beyond the Columns

Watch a video interview with Richard Garey about Mark Twain.

Professor Inspiration

  • Watch the video shown in Tryon's class.
  • Watch the story about the father and son.

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