University Embraces New Higher Education Network

President SpenceWashington Adventist University President Weymouth Spence, Ed.D., Joined Maryland higher education leaders at Montgomery College recently for the inauguration of the Maryland-DC Campus Compact (MDCC), the largest higher education association in the region, comprised of the presidents of 30 colleges and universities.

The President said membership in the organization is in keeping with WAU’s commitment to civic engagement embodied in its mission statement, “This cosmopolitan institution challenges students to seize the opportunities for learning in the nation’s capital in order to become moral leaders in communities throughout the world.”


Ministry Department Lends a Hand to Hurricane Victims

Ministry Department Lends a Hand to Hurricane VictimsClick on photo for full-sized imageIn a clear manifestation of the spirit of service, Washington Adventist University’s department of ministry lead a team of students in providing assistance and comfort to residents of storm-ravaged New Jersey. Led by Chaplain of Ministry, Kaneil Williams, 16 students embarked on the three and a half hour journey to Pleasantville, New Jersey, November 11.


New Chair Eager to Grow Nursing Department

Washington Adventist University (WAU) has appointed Emily Mize, RN, Ph.D., to serve as chair of the department of nursing. The Edyth T. James Department of Nursing is part of the University’s School of Health Professions, Science and Wellness.

“The department is at a point of transitioning from a college program to a university program. I am excited about this opportunity to give back to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and to nursing education,” Mize said. “I am passionate about teaching and mentoring both students and faculty.” 


Music Groups Inspire on Fifth South African Tour

South Africa Music Trip 2From Takoma Park to Pretoria, Washington Adventist University’s Collegiate Choral and New England Youth Ensemble, serve and inspire through the gift of music.

On their fifth visit to South Africa this summer, partly sponsored by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, the group performed at the University of South Africa, Pretoria; Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg; University of the Free State, Bloemfontein; and Stellenbosch University. Concerts were also given in four cathedrals – St. George’s, Cape Town; St. Michael and St. George, Grahamstown; St. Michael and All Angels, Queenstown; and St. Paul’s, Durban, among others.


Community Renews Commitment to Mission, Vision and Core Values

Staff Dedication 2012-250The Washington Adventist University (WAU) community celebrated its annual Dedication Sabbath at Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church, Saturday, September 8. Scores of students, faculty and staff attended the worship service, symbolizing renewed commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of the University.

“WAU Sabbath at Sligo was beyond an amazing experience,” said Regina Johnson, Chaplain of Ministry. “God most definitely spoke to us and seeing so many students, faculty and staff on one accord was wonderful.”


Respiratory Care Students Attend “Conference by the Sea.”

Conference by the SeaA group of 12 students and four faculty/clinical instructors participated in this year’s “Conference by the Sea,” sponsored by the Maryland/District of Columbia Society for Respiratory Care, in Ocean City, September 12-14.

The conference included lectures by renowned speakers in several areas of respiratory care such as mechanical ventilation, airway management, aerosol therapy, and polysomnography. The exhibit hall was open to all attendees to see the latest innovations in respiratory care. Students were able to ask questions and get samples of new disposable devices.


Freshman Class Welcomed at Gateway Ceremony

WAU 6857 2Washington Adventist University (WAU) welcomed the class of 2016 with its traditional Gateway ceremony and dinner held in the dining hall and on the commons, August 28. The refurbished dining hall with its shiny new furniture provided the perfect backdrop for the ceremony welcoming the freshman class.


President challenges community to be agent of Change

 DSC0612The 2012-2013 academic year officially got underway, September 5, at Washington Adventist University, with the staging of Opening Convocation by the Office of President in Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Administrators, faculty, staff and students packed the church to mark the beginning of a year filled with promise for the 108 year old Takoma Park campus.


Family Picnic Provides Getaway for Employees

firstpIMG 0652 Washington Adventist University employees recently took time off to enjoy a late summer picnic, organized by the department of human resources at Centennial Park.

Faculty and staff took advantage of an afternoon off, the promise of great food and the opportunity to relax with family and friends before the start of the new academic year.