Day: November 9, 2021

Administration approves five-year plan to address mental health on campus

Southern Adventist University administration has approved a new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to address mental health on campus and is preparing for the first stage of implementation for the Fall 2022 semester, according to Dionne Felix, associate vice president for Academic Administration, and Tyson Hall, dean of Graduate and Professional Studies. According to Tiffany Bartell, …

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Preview Southern visitors share opinions of the university

Preview Southern is a two-day event that gives prospective students a glimpse of college life at Southern Adventist University. The event is designed for both high school and transfer students, according to Christalee Crary, the campus experience manager at Enrollment Services.  Preview Southern typically occurs three to four times a year. So far this year, …

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SOAP to facilitate a caving outdoor church trip

Written by: Yvanna Hammen-Álvarez The Southern Outdoor Activity Program (SOAP) focuses on connecting students to nature as a form of revival and self-care with little to no cost.  On December 4, the program will be hosting a caving outdoor church trip.  Mike Harris, Adventure Programming director for the School of Education, Health and Wellness, said …

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Avery Kroll describes the creative process behind the painting of her grandparents, Gordon and Cynthia Bietz

Working in a small bedroom, Avery Kroll felt a bit nervous as she began painting a portrait of her grandparents, Gordon and Cynthia Bietz.  As the artist commissioned to create the artwork that would eventually hang at the new Bietz Center for Student Life, Kroll had been asked to paint a picture to honor the …

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School of Education plans new masters of art in teaching degree

Southern Adventist University’s School of Education and Psychology is currently awaiting approval from the State of Tennessee for a new master’s of art in teaching (MAT) degree, according to Director for Master of Science in Education programs Monty Murdoch. Murdoch said the school hopes to begin offering a few classes in the degree by the …

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Christmas tree lighting planned for November 30

Southern Adventist University’s Christmas tree lighting will take place on November 30 at 6:30 p.m. According to Kari Shultz, director of student life and activities, multiple musical groups are supposed to be performing on the promenade simultaneously, but she is still waiting to hear back from most of them.  “There will be refreshments, hot cider …

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Gas prices on the rise, not expected to fall in the near future

Written by: Alyssa Rivas and Alana Crosby As reported by CNBC, gas prices are at a seven-year high and are predicted to continue rising. Michelle Toro, Collegedale assistant city manager and CFO, said she does not expect the gas prices to fall in the near future.  Prices continue to skyrocket, although at a slower rate …

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How to study intentionally: Take breaks and actively engage

Written by: Brandon Grentz Editor’s Note: The following article is written by counseling professionals from Counseling Services in partnership with the Southern Accent. Studying is a part of the college experience. Whether that experience is good or bad can really influence the trajectory of success and fulfillment in learning. When developing study habits, you may …

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