Story by V. Michelle Bernard
This coming fall, all Columbia Union Conference elementary students will be studying Bible class with the new Adventist Encounter Bible Curriculum. High school classes across the union already use this program that promotes the Bible as the primary textbook, and encourages a deeper relationship with God through hands-on activities.
Story by Jessica Beans
Kettering College (Ohio), a fully accredited, coeducational college that specializes in health science education, broke its summer enrollment record for the second consecutive year. The college increased its opening enrollment by 11.8 percent, with a total of 722 students enrolled for the 2018 summer semester. Last summer, the college recorded a previous high of 646 students for the summer 2017 semester.
The college also reached a record high of summer full-time students with 418, an increase of 9.4 percent, passing the previous high of 382 in summer 2016. Kettering College also reached its record summer credit hours of 6200, an increase of 14.7 percent, passing the previous high of 5404 for the summer 2017 semester.
Story by Miranda Alvarez
The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) recently named Chesapeake Conference’s Frederick (Md.) Adventist Academy (FAA) a Maryland Green School. The nationally recognized award honors the school’s efforts toward sustainability, the reduction of environmental impact and environmental literacy. The award acknowledges the various initiatives implemented by FAA since 2014, when the school began its intentional move toward a more eco-conscious culture.
Story by Visitor Staff
The Pennsylvania Conference kicks off the Summer 2018 Camp Meeting season in the Columbia Union Conference this weekend with Hispanic Camp Meeting at Blue Mountain Academy in Hamburg, Pa. Attend it or one of the other camp meeting gatherings this summer.
June 1-3 WeekendPennsylvania Conference Hispanic Camp Meeting, Blue Mountain Academy
Story by Washington Adventist University staff
Washington Adventist University (WAU) in Takoma Park, Md., was recently honored with the Best Value School Award for 2018 by the Best Value Colleges for the second year in a row. This recognition comes as a result of the institution's academic programs, student satisfaction, and affordability.
The nominating body recognized the value of the university’s location, size, and diversity. WAU is a short bus or metro ride away from the nation’s capital, some of the biggest attractions, noteworthy companies and the world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. With a 9:1 student to teacher ratio, our campus community offers an intimate environment in addition to students from nearly 40 countries and 32 states.
Story by Angeline David/Originally published in the March 2018 Adventist Journey magazine.
Have you heard the phrase “the church is a hospital?” Generally, it means the church is a place of healing from physical, mental, spiritual, and social brokenness. But there is more to be gleaned from the analogy. Consider how success in a hospital largely depends on the interconnectedness of each staff member.
Story by LaTasha Hewitt
A group of Baltimore Junior Academy (BJA) students from the Allegheny East Conference recently hosted and participated in their first annual Baraka Shabazz Junior Chess Tournament. The tournament is named after Shabazz, a 12-year-old black female chess player, who in the late ’70s became known as one of the youngest chess champions.