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.


Freshman Class Welcomed at Gateway Ceremony

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Family Picnic Provides Getaway for Employees

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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.


Renovated Dining Hall Reopens

IMG 7835Administrators, faculty, staff and students gathered in Washington Adventist University (WAU) dining hall, August 27, to get a first look at the newly renovated space, completed  just in time for the start of the new semester.


Columbia Union Constituency Approves Ordination Without Regard to Gender

In a specially called session of the Columbia Union Conference Constituency, delegates from its eight conferences voted overwhelmingly to approve a recommendation from the union executive committee authorizing ordination without regard to gender. The historic vote was 209 in favor and 51 opposed, with nine abstentions—a ratio of 4 to 1.


New Technological Upgrades To Enhance Student Learning

WAU StudentsThe 2012-2013 academic year will see Washington Adventist University students able to access Wireless Internet from any of the WAU’s buildings. Vice President for Information Technology Services (ITS) Greg Ingram says it’s a part of his department’s effort to keep pace with technological changes and enhance the learning experience for students.


Washington Adventist University’s Accreditation Reaffirmed

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The evaluation of Washington Adventist University (WAU) by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which culminated with a site visit, March 25-28, ended with a final report affirming that the University has met the standards for all of the criteria that it was evaluated against.


Ministry Department Celebrates Tanzania Successes

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The need to build a strong and caring view of the world was behind Washington Adventist University’s (WAU) recent trip to Tanzania, the second of two this summer led by the Department of Ministry. The first was a May trip to Russia where students and staff participated in service activities, as well as explore historic and cultural sites in Moscow.


Maryland Secretary for Higher Education to serve as Commencement Speaker

1198-1-5979bDanette Howard, Ph.D., Maryland Secretary for Higher Education (MHEC), will serve as commencement speaker at Washington Adventist’s University’s summer commencement scheduled for July 26 in Sligo Church.

A distinguished higher education professional, Howard was appointed to the position by Maryland’s governor Martin O'Malley in June.  She served as interim secretary from August, 2011.

In a statement, announcing her appointment, O’Malley said Howard’s “dedication to creating innovative programs and years of expertise in higher education are essential to helping more Marylanders attend and complete college.”