News Briefs for May 26, 2022
News reports from Fiji, the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy, Newbold College, Southern Adventist University, United Kingdom,
Hot Potatoes, Anyone?
The 2022 Bible Conference will be held this Friday, May 27, 2022, at Newbold College in England, at 7 p.m. local time. Dr Stephen Currow, Newbold’s recently appointed Principal, will open the two-day event with a keynote presentation titled “Issues Facing Adventists Today.” This year’s Conference will provide fresh insights into issues affecting Adventism and discuss how the Church can fulfill its mission in the 21st century. It will be live-streamed on the College website at https://www.newbold.ac.uk/bible-conference and on the Newbold Church website at https://newboldchurch.org.
BFD: Big Franks Deal
Starting this June 2022 in time for camp meeting season, Big Franks will now be available for 9% less cost in a newly created 15 oz. can. The new cans are stackable, with six Franks per can. Atlantic Natural Foods, the manufacturer and provider, said these changes were also in response to consumers asking for fewer Franks per can, avoiding the need to store unused Franks. Big Franks 15 oz. cans will be available for purchase at Adventist Book Centers (ABC) and natural retailers nationwide, as well as for order online in May. In addition, customers will be able to save $15 with purchase of any 5 cases of Big Franks, Linketts, Chili and FriChik. For more information, visit www.
On June 1, 2022, a special vocal and musical arrangement of the Jubilee Spiritual will be released in honor of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, which is the celebration of her 70 years of reign. The arrangement of “Great Day” by renowned musician Tina Brooks is based on the words found in Leviticus 25 and highlights the Biblical meaning of jubilee.
The musical arrangement was delivered virtually by a group of young singers who performed together throughout the COVID-19 lockdown. This project continues with a release in August of an arrangement for chorale ensembles, produced in a classical a capella style.
Play Your E-cards Right
LifeTalk Radio is offering free graduation e-cards. The site also provides a number of Christian-themed birthday, thank-you, and thinking of you e-cards. Visit lifetalk.net/ecards to see more.
Tree Directory of Knowledge
Southern’s Knowledge Exchange—an online institutional repository that includes scholarly work by students and faculty members—passed the milestone of 1 million downloads this school year and is currently nearing 1.2 million, accessed by people in 226 different countries. Provided by McKee Library as a free service since 2013, Knowledge Exchange houses more than 5,000 documents. To view and download documents, visit https://knowledge.e.southern.edu/.
Toes Tapped for Award
The 10,000 Toes Campaign, an initiative of Adventist Health, has received the 2022 Healthy Island Award in the Best Practice Category from the World Health Organization for its work in Fiji.
The award recognizes the work that 10,000 Toes is doing in helping to address the epidemic of lifestyle diseases, particularly diabetes, in the Pacific. The campaign currently operates five mobile clinics, has trained more than 4,000 ambassadors, upskilled 101 professionals, provided over 954 screening kits, and tested over 10,000 people for diabetes.
Current statistics show that every 20 minutes someone in the South Pacific has a limb amputated due to diabetes, and this is having terrible ramifications on local communities, with livelihoods being affected, families impacted, and governments burdened. For more information, visit 10000toes.com
Loma Linda University (LLU) School of Pharmacy dean and faculty are recipients of the American Pharmacists Association Immunization Champion Awards for their extraordinary contributions toward improved COVID-19 and other vaccination rates within the local community.
Michael Hogue, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP, dean of LLU School of Pharmacy, received APhA’s Immunization Champion–Lifetime Achievement Award. Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, PharmD, MPH, assistant professor at LLU School of Pharmacy, received an Immunization Champion Individual Practitioner Award – Honorable Mention.
(Photo: Starting this June 2022, Big Franks will now be available for 9% less cost in a new 15 oz. can that holds six franks per can. Photo courtesy of Atlantic Natural Foods.)