News Briefs for May 10, 2019
News reports from Oakwood University, Loma Linda University, Southern Adventist University, Andrews University and Walla Walla University:
Oakwood University’s Aeolians choir arrived home to Huntsville International Airport on Wednesday, May 8. Members of the choir were injured in a multiple vehicle crash on Saturday morning in the San Francisco, California area. According to CBS San Francisco, the driver of a car that crashed into the Aeolian’s tour bus was killed. According to the California Highway Patrol, a vehicle with a blown out tire attempted to pull over to the central divide causing another vehicle to swerve. The vehicle that swerved was then rear-ended. The vehicle with the damaged tire was then pushed into traffic and was hit by the Aeolian’s bus. A driver of yet another vehicle was then killed as it hit the bus from behind. The 18 Oakwood students and two staff members all escaped alive but the bus caught fire and the group lost all their belongings. The bus burned to its frame. Oakwood University announced that the group from the university sustained no life-threatening injuries.
Nearly 1,000 athletes of all abilities took art in Loma Linda University’s 17th annual PossAbilities Triathlon, 5K, & Kids’ Triathlon on Sunday, April 28. The event featured many athletes who were physically challenged and recovering from various injuries. The event was hosted PossAbilities, a free community outreach program of Loma Linda University Health that offers disabled and challenged individuals a sense of community and healthy social network.
From Southern Adventist University’s Facebook page: All high school/academy and home school students who register for this summer’s journalism camp get a 50% discount. (journalism campers only) Thanks to a scholarship from the Communication Dept. of the Southern Union Conf. of Seventh-day Adventists. Our 3-day Photography and Journalism camps begin June 17. Sign up now at this link. https://www.southern.edu/academics/academic-sites/camps/
Limited space available.
The Andrews University College of Professions chapter of social entrepreneurship organization, Enactus, took second place in their league at the Enactus USA National Expo in Kansas City, Missouri on May 7.
Maria Bastien, Walla Walla University assistant professor of education, is conducting research in order to establish best practices for teaching in schools that have three or fewer teachers. More than half of schools that cater to students in kindergarten through grade 12 within the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists are defined as small schools. By conducting interviews with participating teachers from these schools within the North Pacific Union Conference, Bastien hopes to create a teaching and learning resource that blends stories and best practices. This material will be used at Walla Walla University to help prepare education majors for teaching in similar environments.