Day: October 27, 2021

School of Nursing expects to remain in good standing despite downward trend in NCLEX-RN pass rates

Southern Adventist University’s School of Nursing (SON) is expecting lower first-time pass rates for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) this year, according to SON Dean Holly Gadd. This has raised some concerns about the nursing program’s future among faculty and students, but Gadd does not expect possible lower rates to affect the program’s accreditation …

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Campus Safety shares parking permit numbers

There are 2,630 total available parking spaces on Southern Adventist University’s campus. As of October 13, there were 2,283 parking permits issued for this semester, according to Kevin Penrod, director of Campus Safety.  According to the Campus Safety website, there are five types of permits: faculty/staff, undergraduate student, graduate student, guests/visitors and volunteer. Student permits …

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423 Night Market to be held at the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists upper parking lot

On November 13, Student Association (SA) will host the annual 423 Night Market from 8 to 10 p.m. This event is an opportunity for students to sell their own creations to their peers. Goods being sold range anywhere from baked items to handmade art, and there will be about 75 booths this year, according to …

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Campus clubs to host activities at Student Association Fall Festival

Fall Festival is scheduled for Sunday, October 31, at the track behind Hulsey Wellness Center, according to Student Association (SA) Social Vice President and junior biology major Ari Rodriguez. She said 21 clubs will have booths and host activities at the event, which will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.  According to Rodriguez, Fall …

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HR reports student worker shortage this year

There are currently 1,181 student employees at Southern Adventist University, according to Brenda Flores-Lopez, associate vice president for Human Resources. Compared to last year’s numbers, there are 124 less student workers employed. Flores-Lopez said there are many vacant positions in Food Services, Landscape Services, Plant Services, the Student Success Center and Disability Support Services. But …

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Last year’s worship tent taken down due to building codes

Last school year, many worship events on Southern Adventist University’s campus were held in a large tent. So far this semester, the tent has not been used, as it was taken down due to building codes.  The Office of Ministry and Missions, formerly known as Campus Ministries, recommended that the university use a tent last …

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Scooter’s Coffee to open new shop on Apison Pike

Written by Alyssa Rivas and Alana Crosby The city of Collegedale will soon be home to a Scooter’s Coffee. According to a recent city commission meeting agenda, approval of lease terms for the new coffee shop was passed on October 18.  Kirsten Ert, senior community planner, informed the Accent that the plans for construction are …

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Of course you feel anxious! Here’s how to manage it

Written by Kim Daniel Editor’s Note: The following article is written by counseling professionals from Counseling Services in partnership with the Southern Accent. Imagine yourself in this situation: It is beautiful weather outside, and the sun is shining through the crisp autumn air. The grass is covered in dew as you open the door to …

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