Day: April 20, 2022

Nine employees to retire at the end of the Winter 2022 semester

Written by: Lucas Bueno and Madison Wilcox This semester, nine employees will retire from Southern Adventist University, according to Director for Human Resources Amy Steele. Steele said the number of retirees varies annually, depending largely on when employees reach retirement age.  One of the retiring faculty members is Sylvia Mayer, who served as an associate …

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Recent Southern alum’s research published in an academic journal

Written by: Charlene Arnold Southern Adventist University December 2021 graduate, Trisney Bocala, now Trisney Wiedemann, conducted academic research as a Southern scholar that significantly surpassed her expectations.  According to the Southern Scholars website, the program is an enhanced interdisciplinary educational involvement that provides an environment for academically responsible peers through enriched experiences both in and …

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Southern student, Christian Teal, set to graduate with four majors

Written by: Lesieli Savelio Southern Adventist University student Christian Teal will graduate in May with a quadruple major in archaeology – Near Eastern studies, biblical studies, history and international studies – German. Teal did not start his college career with four majors. He said the process of becoming a quadruple major was gradual.  “In my …

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Bautista confirms next year’s Student Association team; Memories editor position unfilled

Written by: Sierra Ureta Junior management major and 2022-2023 Student Association (SA) President Kenneth Bautista confirmed next year’s SA team.  The student body voted Bautista into his position in February during the SA election alongside sophomore medical laboratory science major Htet Myint, who will serve as executive vice president, and junior accounting major Erla Trevedan, …

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Strawberry Festival to be held on Sunday, May 1

Written by: Celeste Brooks Strawberry Festival is Southern Adventist University’s end-of-school event where memories that have been made throughout the year are shared through visual media. This year, it will be held in Iles P.E. Center on Sunday, May 1.  “People hear ‘Strawberry Festival’ and they think of it as an event where you eat …

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Southern to hold two commencement ceremonies for May 2022 graduations

Editor’s note: This report has been corrected to say that university administration did not receive nor decline a petition requesting an alternative graduation location. A previous version stated that the petition was received and declined by administration. Southern Adventist University will hold two commencement services for graduation in the Iles P.E. Center on Sunday, May …

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Positivity and optimism as they relate to mental health

Written by: Delaney Harris Editor’s note: The following article is written by a counseling graduate student in partnership with Counseling Services and the Southern Accent. What are positivity and optimism as they relate to mental health? According to an article published by the Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, optimism is typically recognized as looking at …

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