Day: October 6, 2021

Ken Shaw inaugurated as Southern’s 27th president, the first as an alumni

Last Thursday, Ken Shaw was inaugurated as the university’s 27th and first alumni president. The ceremony was held in the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists, with limited seating to accommodate social distancing. People unable to attend in-person watched the livestream on the Collegedale SDA Church Vimeo channel. Those who filled the sanctuary included Southern alumni, …

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Professors research demographic changes in churches, encourage students to join focus groups

Religion Professor Alan Parker is currently leading a research team of Southern professors studying the impact of demographic changes on Seventh-day Adventist churches across the North American Division (NAD). According to Parker, the team is currently conducting focus groups on Zoom, and eligible Southern students are encouraged to register. “This is where we have a …

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SJC begins campus TV productions

Written by: Amanda Blake and Megan Yoshioka The School of Journalism and Communication (SJC) recently began filming its second season of the student-led TV show “Ignite” and launched an unprecedented year of “SAU News.” Last semester, “Ignite” began as a “15-minute weekly talk show [that] discusses issues and solutions relevant to Southern’s student community,” according …

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COVID-19 community transmission high in Hamilton County, UHC provides health tips

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported high COVID-19 community transmission rates in Hamilton County and all surrounding counties for the week of September 25 to October 1. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), community transmission is indicated when someone becomes infected with a virus, but the source of the infection is …

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Settlement reached between four Collegedale police officers and the City of Collegedale

Following two years of litigation, the city of Collegedale and four former police officers have reached a settlement of $412,500, according to an article published by The Chattanoogan.  The four former police officers said they were coerced to step down from their positions after objecting to what they described as a ticket quota system, the …

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Stress: The different types and how to manage them

Written by: Kim Daniel Editor’s Note: The following articles are written by counseling professionals from Counseling Services in partnership with the Southern Accent. Feeling stressed and overwhelmed?  As you know, students on our campus report feeling stressed as large assignments, projects and tests approach. Stress acts like an alarm in our minds to alert us …

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Latin American stars continue to impact sports world

National Hispanic Heritage Month officially began on September 15. The exponential growth of the Latin American population and culture in the United States has generated significant changes in the American sports world. From Major League Baseball to Major League Soccer, Hispanic athletes have consistently been making their mark. Latin America has produced some of the …

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