Washington Adventist University and Atlantic Union College Vote Memorandum of Understanding

Statement

March 9, 2011

Takoma Park, MD — The Trustees of Washington Adventist University (WAU) today voted a Memorandum of Understanding with Atlantic Union College (AUC). This MOU calls for the two institutions to work toward an agreement to establish a branch campus of Washington Adventist University at Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, Massachusetts. WAU would lease the facilities of AUC, and become the sole provider of higher education at the New England location. All provisions are dependent upon approval from the required accrediting and regulatory agencies.

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(Weymouth Spence, president of Washington Adventist University; Dave Weigley, chair of the Washington Adventist University Board of Trustees; Don King, chair of the Atlantic Union College Board of Trustees; and Norman Wendth, president of Atlantic Union College sign the Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of their institutions.)

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Exemplary Leadership Society Inducts Nine WAU Student Leaders

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Nine WAU student leaders were inducted into the Exemplary Leadership Society on February 9, 2011 before a large gathering of proud and supportive faculty and staff members, family, and friends.

They are Juliana Baioni, Robert Machado, Joshua Agoha, Megan Boggess, Regina Johnson, Courtney Daley, Bradley Moore, Michelle Park, and Steev Yovan.            Read More>>

Announcing the 30th Annual G. Arthur Keough Lectureship 2011

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Dr Michael Gorman (pictured) (Professor of Sacred Scripture and Dean at The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary & University Baltimore), who is an active member in the United Methodist Church, will be our G. Arthur Keough Lecturer in the Department of Religion at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, MD, on March 18 (7:00 p.m.) and 19 (10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m) in Richards Hall.

Dr. Gorman has written numerous books on Apostle Paul, on theology and hermeneutics, ethics and most recently a commentary on the Book of Revelation. He will lecture on "Reimagining Justification According to St. Paul", and two distinguished scholars will respond: on Friday evening Dr Frank Matera from Catholic University of America and on Saturday afternoon Dr Stephen Fowl from Loyola University in Maryland. Read More>>

WAU & Institute for Research on Global Business Host Conference

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The WAU Department of Business and the Center for Law and Public Policy and the Institute for Research on Global Business (IRGB) announce the Third Annual International Conference on Business and Public Policy (ICBPP 2011).

The conference will be held in the Hilton Hotel, Silver Spring, MD, from March 30 - April 1.

Please click here for more information.

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Black History Month: The Quest for Excellence

Woodson_Carter_GThe 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>>

 

 

Mock Trial Team Has a Split Decision

images 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.

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Counseling Services offers Anonymous Mental Health Screening

89611036Do 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.

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Academy Musicians in Town for Columbia Union Chorale Festival

DSC_0102edited 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.

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Dean's List - Fall 2010

gpaIn 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!