Students Staged Spring Break with A Purpose in Haiti

Student with childSpring Break 2013 proved to be a life-changing one for 12 Washington Adventist University students who used the opportunity to visit Haiti, March 10-18, and ministered to the needs of children there.

Led by sponsors, Chaplain Kaneil Williams and nursing faculty, Khadene Taffe, students conducted a week of prayer at the English Adventist Academy of Haiti (EAAH) as well as health and education sessions at the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) locations in Diquini, Haiti.


A Whole New Ethic: 32nd Keough Lecture Calls For Profound Changes in the Approach to Global Problems

Paul Keough at podium“We need a new ethic and a prophetic vision and commitment to the wellbeing of the world and its people that will radically alter things and dispositions at the most fundamental level. We need a new ethic that will be committed to justice and equity in the world. A new ethic that will alter the prevailing national and government narrative that says that priority#1 on most of these matters is “what is the national interest of America? Of the UK? Of Canada or Brazil? The narrative must shift from “national interest” to what is just and what would be in support of the global good.”


Students Win Maryland Music Award

Two Washington Adventist University music majors walked away with the Maryland State Music Teachers Association Chamber Music Festival Award at an annual competition held March 17 in the Leroy and Lois Peters Music Center on the University campus.


Keough Lecture to Bring Leading Scholars to WAU

The Department of Religion’s hosting of the 32nd G. Arthur Keough Lecture will bring to the University two outstanding international development scholars, March 22 and 23.

Under the broad theme, “Destination 2020: Will Justice and Peace Embrace? – Justice and Provision of Global Social Goods in an Era of Crises, Needs and Increasing Scarcities,” international development scholars and practitioners, Paul Mikov and Jonathan Papoulidis, will address critical issues of human rights and public policy.


Students' Activity Center Coming Soon

Student Center PlanWashington Adventist University is in the midst of a redesign and renovation project that will see the student body with an attractive new recreational and general use space, capable of seating more than 350 students. The project is expected to be completed early in the spring.

“This is yet another project that is being completed under our Campus Master Plan,” said President Weymouth Spence, Ed.D. “We are serious about transforming this campus into a comfortable and modern facility that is so important to our student’s sense of well being and their motivation to be excellent at everything that they do.”


Gospel Choir Makes Sweet Music in Barbados

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Washington Adventist University (WAU) Black Student Union Gospel Choir is the latest group to travel overseas on a mission to promote the University and expose others to its special mission as a faith-based institution.

The group of 24 students and three sponsors travelled to the West Indies from January 7 to 14 at the invitation the East Caribbean Conference Youth Ministries Director, Dayle Haynes.


Students Set New Standard for Ministry

On Washington Adventist University (WAU) Ministry Department’s “Cruise with a Purpose,” January 5-14, Brittany Bower proved the perfect example of Christian humility and compassion.

Moved by the plight of a young girl, who arrived at a mission event in the Dominican Republic without shoes, Brittany, a junior biology major from Baltimore, promptly removed hers and handed them to the teenager. She spent the rest of the afternoon in her socks until a group member loaned her a pair of size 13 flip-flops.


Student Life Department Launches New Counseling Program

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The Department of Student Life has launched a new counseling program, designed to help the community address a range of issues that can impact students wellness and performance. The program will be managed by new campus counselor, Mrs. Jahmela Williams.

Williams, a licensed clinical counselor, received her undergraduate degree from Oakwood University and a Master of education in counseling from Bowie State University. She earned a second Masters in special education from Northcentral University. She has worked with youth in a variety of settings for more than 10 years.


Administrator Wins Best Paper Award

Washington Adventist University Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Janette Neufville, won the award for the fall 2012 Best Paper presented at the Maryland Association for Institutional Researchers (MdAIR) conference held on October 19, 2012 at Morgan State University.

Janette Neufville The presentation, which was titled "Using Balanced Scorecards with a Focus on Benchmarking," discussed the use of balanced scorecards, which are based on Kaplan and Norton’s measurement tool (early 90’s) advocating measurement of key performance indicators from four perspectives: financial, internal Processes, employee learning and growth and customer.

These indicators collectively measure the health of the organization, against established goals. 

Created in 2008, the emphasis for WAU’s balanced scorecard was on proving for each KPI a historical trend of four years.