The year is 1926. Carter G. Woodson (pictured), a black historian, author, and journalist, observes that black’s contributions to society are “overlooked, ignored, and even suppressed by writers of history textbooks and the teachers who use them. Race prejudice, he concluded, “is merely the logical result of tradition, the inevitable outcome of thorough instruction to the effect that the Negro has never contributed anything to the progress of mankind.” (Current Biography 1944, p.7) To combat this, he pioneers the celebration of “Negro History Week.” Read More>>
WAU’s Mock Trial team had mixed success when they took on Johns Hopkins University on Sunday February 6. The team tried the fictional case of Davis v Happyland on the campus of Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and played the part of both the plaintiff and the defendant in separate trials.
The Department of Music is hosting the Columbia Union Chorale Festival this week. Academy musicians from Takoma, Spencerville, Highland View, Blue Mountain, Spring Valley, and Fletcher Academies will join with WAU’s own Columbia Collegiate Choral and New England Youth Ensemble.
Do you often feel like you don’t care about anything anymore? Are you always too tired to play sports, go out with friends or go to class?
If so, you might be suffering from depression. 4 out of 10 college students report feeling so depressed that they have difficulty functioning in everyday life.
The Counseling Services Office of Washington Adventist University is offering anonymous online mental health screenings for a range of common mental health conditions that tend to go undiagnosed. Students are able to access free screening year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all within the privacy of their own room.
To take advantage of the free mental health questionnaire, click here for immediate feedback, along with referrals to the on-campus counselor, Lauri Preston (301-891-4089) or to other resources if appropriate.
In recognition of academic excellence, the Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the Dean’s List for Fall Semester 2010. This honor recognizes full-time students enrolled in the School of Arts and Social Sciences, the School of Health Professions, Science and Wellness, and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies for at least 12 credits who achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 point scale.
Congratulations to these students for their achievement!
January 24 – 29 has been designated as Week in Spiritual Emphasis. The Week will include daily convocation at 11:15 am and conclude with a Sabbath morning program. The theme for the week is Paradigm Shift; Moving to Higher Ground.
This Week inf Spiritual Emphasis is unique for it is a yearly opportunity for the University community to hear students, and students alone, speak to the congregation. This is part of Vice-President of Ministry, Dr. Baraka Muganda’s plan to help “empower young people to have a part in sharing the Good News to colleagues.”
To all RETURNING students: Thursday, January 6, is the last day of scheduled registration. A late fee will be assessed for registration taking place after January 6.
Last day of registration: January 6
Classes begin: January 10
Last day to enter classes: January 17
The Opening Convocation of 2011 was entitled Higher Ground and featured presentations that encouraged the WAU community to strive for excellence.
David Dickerson on horn and Dr. Mark DiPinto on piano, offered the prelude, Allegro, a composition by Joseph Haydn. Dean of the School of Arts and Social Science, Dr. Gaspar Colon gave the Invocation and led the congregation in singing the opening hymn, Higher Ground, with accompaniment on organ by Music Department Chair, Dr. James Bingham.
Holidays are about tradition, and this year's WAU Christmas Banquet was no different with Lloyd Yutuc once again giving us his rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas. The Office of Student Life organized the annual event with a dinner theater theme entitled “Christmas on Broadway”
Attendees were first invited for to attend a 5:00 pm social in the Wilkinson Hall Lobby for cookies and drinks before being escorted to the Dining Hall for the feature presentation. Dean of Women, Adrienne Matthews, coordinated the program by working with on-campus music club, Rhapsody, to present the play while attendees enjoyed the delicious meal. Michael Patterson and Juliana Baioni, music majors and Rhapsody members were instrumental in the performance.