News Briefs for July 19, 2019
News reports from Loma Linda University, Toronto, Canada; Takoma Park, Maryland, Friedensau Adventist University and Hope TV Germany:
“Life on the Line,” a television series that tells stories of hope and courage at Loma Linda University Health, won Gold at the 2019 Pacific Southwest Regional Emmy Awards.The series examines the lives of those that are facing major tragedy. The series won its first Emmy in 2016 in the Health/Science category. It won seven more Emmy Awards in 2017.
An Earth Day celebration was held in Toronto, Canada, on May 21. The event was sponsored by the Ontario Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and attracted more than 1,000 people. The event stressed that human responsibility as stewards of the earth, its inhabitants and resources, is taught in the biblical creation account, making it a moral responsibility.
Adventist HealthCare’s Shady Grove Medical Center and Washington Adventist Hospital, located in Rockville and Takoma Park, Md., respectively, both recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with a Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus designation. The awards recognize the hospitals’ ongoing commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment, according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.
From APD – The Masters in International Development that has traditionally been offered as a full-time degree option at the Adventist Theological College Friedensau near Magdeburg, Germany, is growing. The degree will, as of this fall, allow students to complete much of its requirements while they are in the field working.
The part-time, English-language course lasts three years and includes a semester and two separate weeks of study on campus. In addition, classes will be offered online. The course conveys the necessary theoretical basis for students to orient themselves in the complex issues of global justice and development, as well as through practical project work.
From APD – A German language YouTube channel for children called HopeTV Children, has been launched. As of July 26, all episodes of the kids’ show Fribo’s Attic will be shown on this channel. In addition, there will be a new children’s series with daily episodes from January 1, 2020. Hope Media is headquartered in Alsbach, Germany. The station is part of the international network, Hope Channel, which was founded in the US in 2003 and now consists of 52 national channels.