Alex Barrientos Appointed Senior Pastor at Sligo Church

Takoma Park, MD | August 10, 2021   After a long and careful process that involved 70 considered names, Pastor Alex Barrientos has been appointed to serve as Sligo Church’s next Senior Pastor. Pastor Barrientos is currently servicing as Associate Pastor at the Spring Meadows Seventh-day Adventist Church in Florida, with responsibility for evangelism and …

Science Building: Out with the Old, In with the New

As the oldest building on campus, the Science building has been the center for scientific research and discovery for Washington Adventist University (WAU)—and its previous designations—for a great many years. Major plans to remodel and refurbish the building have been in the making. Some improvements have already been made to the interior of the Science …

Fall 2021 Opening Convocation

Washington Adventist University’s Opening Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, was the official start to the 2021-22 academic year and a renewed excitement for the resume of campus learning and activities. Since 2019, where we transitioned to streaming convocation online, we return to continue our weekly convocation programs in the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church. …

2021 Student Orientation Week

It’s been a long year of planning and preparing for this moment, but we are finally proud to say, ‘Welcome back to Washington Adventist University!’ This week, our returning sophomores, new freshman, and transfer students have been experiencing all of what WAU has to offer through our Student Orientation Week. From exciting team-building activities like …

To the Beat of a Drum

When people sing together, community is created. Together we rejoice, we celebrate, we mourn, and we comfort each other. Through music, we reach each other’s hearts and souls. Music allows us to find a connection.  – Peter Yarrow  Full of different cultures and perspectives, a community united together by the connections each individual makes along …

New WAU Gym Renovations

There is an abundance of excitement for the Fall 2021 semester, as Washington Adventist University (WAU) prepares for the return of its students to campus. Much anticipation for the upcoming school year has prompted many departments to introduce new programs and activities for students to enjoy and refurbish or restore both old and new spaces …

30K Awarded to Theofield G. Weis Library

Washington Adventist University’s Theofield G. Weis Library was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the American Library Association (ALA). In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries were under dire pressure due to budget cuts, closures, and other uncontrollable losses. These hardships have made it difficult for libraries to continue to serve their communities to …

Introducing WAU’s New Chaplain: Jason R. Dietz

Pastor Jason has a broad background of experience and education, which has prepared him to serve and lead in mission and ministry as the chaplain at Washington Adventist University. He is a graduate of Southern Adventist University with an undergraduate degree in Theology and a minor in Biblical languages. He will also graduate this semester …

Ready for You! Business Department

As one of Washington Adventist University’s largest departments, the Business Department is excited to start a new semester with its students back on campus. Each of the department’s faculty is on task to help and mentor each student in guiding them towards their goal. Cultivating their interpersonal, communication, and business analytical skills, the Business Department …

Ready for You! Religion Department

As a Seventh-day Adventist institution, Washington Adventist University readily offers Christian education to those of similar and differing faiths and denominations worldwide. WAU’s Religion Department is committed to that aim, serving as the center for Biblical teaching and discovery. Provided with the best opportunities to foster their knowledge, faith, and love of God, Religion students …

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