News Briefs for January 12, 2023
12 January 2023 |
Play About Anabaptist Faith Highlights Role in SDA Heritage
Pacific Union College (PUC) Professor Laura Wibberding wrote and produced a play highlighting the Anabaptist faith, in collaboration with the college’s history department and PUC Preparatory School. “The radical ideas the Anabaptists were promoting — believer’s baptism, separation of church and state, freedom of conscience, social equality — don’t seem radical to us today,” Wibberding said. “The big deal is that they embraced them, not as a way out of the endless religious wars of their time but because of their reading of the Bible.” Read the full story at: Adventist World.
Sydney Properties Sold to Fund Affordable Housing for Student Nurses & Doctors
Funds from the sale of nine Sydney properties will go towards an affordable housing development for student nurses and doctors at Sydney Adventist Hospital. “The current nurses’ residence is very unappealing and way past its use-by date—a replacement is desperately needed,” said South Pacific Division (SPD) Property Trust Manager Lorin Bradford. “The new accommodation will provide more housing on the same site as the hospital. The provision of cost-effective housing has never been more critical, particularly in today’s climate where nurses and doctors are in such high demand.” Read the full story at Adventist Record.
Solusi University in Zimbabwe Looks to Hire Vice-Chancellor
Solusi University is looking to hire a vice-chancellor for their campus. According to the job posting, the position is tantamount to chief executive officer of the university and would be responsible for leading the university strategically and developing initiatives for its sustainable growth locally, regionally, and internationally. Applicants are encouraged to apply by January 19th. See full job posting on Solusi University’s Facebook Page.
Castle Rock Hospital Includes Services for Cancer Patients in New Medical Building
Castle Rock Adventist Hospital could begin offering cancer and other treatment services as early as 2025 as part of a 70,000-square-foot hospital expansion. Castle Rock Adventist Hospital’s newest medical office building will house a surgery center with operating and procedure rooms, an orthopedic center with physical therapy and chemotherapy, and radiation services for oncology patients. Construction of a new building is already underway on Meadows Boulevard. Read full story at Castle Rock News Press.
Antillean Adventist University (UAA) in Puerto Rico Hosts Virtual Congress on Treating Autism
Over 1,000 people tuned in to UAA’s Virtual Congress on “Exploring the Reality of Children with Autism.” Two experts on the subject shared therapeutic and teaching techniques, ideas for better play activities, characteristics of autism, social skills and their importance, how social skills are acquired and learned, and the implications for adult life. They also pointed out that 1 in every 62 children is diagnosed with autism. This initiative was part of Antillean’s educational offerings surrounding their new autism certification, unique within Puerto Rico. Read more at Antillean Adventist University’s website. (Will need to employ browser translation feature to English.)