Herbert Blomstedt, conductor laureate of the San Francisco Symphony, spent three days at Southern this spring as a guest of the Eugene A. Anderson Organ Series. During his visit, Robert Young, PhD, senior vice president for Academic Administration, presented Blomstedt with the Southern Adventist University Award for Outstanding Service and Scholarship.
Dionne Felix, PhD, will join the Southern Adventist University administrative team as the new associate vice president for Academic Administration beginning this June. Felix will oversee institutional research, online learning, and much more as she works closely with Senior Vice President for Academic Administration Robert Young, PhD.
Biology students at Southern have worked for the past year and a half to identify, locate, measure, and tag tree species on campus. The project, headed by the Biology Department and Landscape Services, received external funding through the university’s Campaign for Excellence in Faith and Learning, allowing students to earn credit while working as they contribute to a bigger cause—the establishment of an arboretum on campus.
Every January for 25 years, Southern Adventist University students and employees have given their time to serve the Chattanooga, Tennessee, community on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year, nearly 1,000 participants took part in Southern’s annual day of service, assisting community members and partnering with 34 organizations including the American Red Cross, Samaritan Center, and the Salvation Army.
The findings of Southern Adventist University archaeology students and professors are on display at the new Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. The temporary exhibit, titled “In the Valley of David and Goliath,” focuses on the ground-breaking contributions of the Khirbet Qeiyafa Archaeological Project, co-sponsored by the institutes of archaeology at Southern and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Research has shown that college students tend to be unhealthier when they leave college than when they entered. Southern Adventist University is actively fighting that statistic, helping students at the very least maintain their level of fitness over the four years of college. Data shows that the program is working.