Day: September 5, 2023

Southern employees share experience with bomb threat

Written by: Lesieli Savelio  On Tuesday, April 18, Chattanooga police arrested a man for making bomb threats near the Chattanooga Convention Center, according to a Chattanooga Times Free Press article.  Earlier that day, Southern Adventist University Admissions Counselors Jahnil Ancheta and Kayla Diaz were confronted by the alleged perpetrator — later identified by police as …

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Student Development welcomes new director of student life and activities

Written by: Emma Rodriguez Southern Adventist University has a new director of student life and activities, Alexis Castro. Castro is taking on the position previously filled by Kari Shultz, who retired last semester after 24 years at Southern.  In an interview with the Accent, Castro, a native of Orlando, Florida, described herself and her passion …

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Administration responds to increasing demand for on-campus housing options

Written by: Matthew Orquia Editor’s Note: This article is part one of a two-part series. Since 2020, Southern Adventist University’s enrollment has increased, and the university has seen two of its largest freshman classes in institutional history. That has made the search for on-campus housing increasingly difficult for students, according to Dennis Negrón, vice president …

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Sabbath Chats: A new Sabbath School for students

Written by: Emma Boughman Student Association (SA) will introduce a new Sabbath School class, titled “Sabbath Chats,” to campus this semester to help students grow in their relationships with Jesus and one another, according to Esteban Grajales, senior theology major and SA vice president of spiritual life.  Grajales has been preparing for Sabbath Chats since …

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‘Photography found me’: The Photo Mom Me Ra Koh shares her journey of transformation at convocation

Written by: Andrew Boggess Me Ra Koh, known as “The Photo Mom” online, visited Southern Adventist University on Thursday, Aug. 31, and spoke to students about mental health at convocation.  In her presentation, Koh shared her life story, described life altering struggles she faced at home and school and discussed how God brought transformation. As …

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University starts shuttle service to combat parking problem on campus

Editor’s Note: The Accent published the first version of this article online on Aug. 23. The following version adds updates and additional perspectives to the story. Southern Adventist University’s Transportation Services has begun a shuttle service for students this semester to alleviate the parking problem on campus, said Dennis Negrón, vice president for Student Development, …

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