News Briefs for April 6, 2023
6 April 2023 |
Southern Adventist University Knocks Out Fight Night
Southern Adventist University issued an email statement to campus members regarding Fight Night, a community boxing event created by Southern students that is unaffiliated with the university, at 9:26 p.m. yesterday. The email was written on behalf of Ingrid Skantz, vice president for Marketing and University Relations. More on this story at the Southern Accent website.
Nathan Schilt Dies at 74
Nathan Schilt, 74, died March 28, 2023, at his home in Yucaipa, California, surrounded by his wife, Dee Dee, and his children. He and Dee Dee were active members of the Cross Walk Adventist church, Loma Linda. He was an attorney, working mostly for Loma Linda University, and previously the chair of the Adventist Today board. A memorial will be held at the Loma Linda University Church sanctuary, 2-4 p.m., Sunday, April 16. Jim Walters remembers Nathan’s life in this piece.
Adventist Peace Fellowship 2023 Peace Summit on April 22 & 23, 2023
Members of the Adventist Peace Fellowship (APF) Peace Church Network are collaborating to present the third annual peace summit. This year’s summit will be titled: LGBTQ & Adventism: Peace, Truth, & Reconciliation. APF’s purpose is to discuss the treatment of the LGBTQ community within the church and attempt the beginning of reconciliation with our LGBTQ siblings. More details can be found at APF’s website.
North American Division President and His Wife Mourn the Loss of a Son
The NAD Facebook page shared that North American Division president G. Alexander Bryant and his wife, Desiree, experienced a loss in their family with the passing of their middle son, Traven. A memorial service was held on April 6 in Springfield, Missouri. They are asking that any donations be sent to the Traven Bryant Christian Education Scholarship Fund for the V. Lindsay Seventh-day Adventist School in Kansas.
Pacific Union College Board of Trustees Creates Plan for Stronger Future
The Pacific Union College (PUC) Board of Trustees met for its annual winter meeting on Feb. 26. After an extensive review, the Board voted to pass recommendations that will produce a balanced budget and create a strong future for the college. Like many colleges and universities nationwide, PUC has been navigating issues regarding enrollment, mounting student debt, and the changing landscape of higher education. Read full story at PUC’s website.