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Andre Doneskey, Jasleen Escurado, Loisbet Castro, and Anthony Cortes know that Southwestern Adventist University provides an academic, social, and spiritual framework for life.

Point of View

A Framework for Life

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When we talk about Southwestern Adventist University, we aren’t just talking about a collection of buildings on a manicured campus. We’re talking about the intentional gathering of people, resources, ideas, …

To Your Health

Dealing with the Doldrums

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For many people, life may seem a bit boring as we turn our focus back to jobs, responsibilities, and school after the new year. It can even seem down-right depressing. …


A Different Perspective

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The first time I officially set foot on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University was to practice basketball. It was my junior year of high school, and I was playing …

Pass it On

Camaraderie + Hard Work = Success

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Every year the Southwestern Adventist University Theology Department, in conjunction with the Southwestern Union, offers junior and senior theology students the opportunity to preach an evangelistic series within the five-state …

Visión Hispana

Campaña de Enseñanza

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El estar lejos de casa por seis semanas en una ciudad nueva es difícil. Pasar esas seis semanas compartiendo un pequeño lugar con tus compañeros es aún más difícil. Sin …


From the President…

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As a member of the Southwestern Union church family, you are connected to an incredible University that remains strong in academics, rich in Christian faith, and devoted to Christian service! …

2016 Highlights

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Statistics: #2 Safest College Campus in Texas (up from #3) #3 Affordable Colleges Online (out of top 26 nation-wide) #21 US News Regional Colleges West Rankings (up from #22) #35 …

A Fresh Outlook

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From the moment she stepped on campus, Ann Shaw, wife of Southwestern Adventist University President Ken Shaw, wanted to do her part to enhance the campus life experience. Together with …

Southwestern Opens New Dinosaur Museum

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Southwestern Adventist University is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new Dinosaur Science Museum and Research Center. Located in the bottom floor of the University’s Scales Science Hall, …

World Renowned Guests at Music Festival

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Southwestern Adventist University’s annual Music Festival, featuring A Night at the Meyerson, the grand finale concert, is fast approaching. The event features hundreds of high school students from all over …

New Music Faculty

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Southwestern Adventist University is pleased to introduce Dr. Devon Howard as the new Director of Keyboard and Theory Studies. Howard brings with him extensive experience in the music arts and …

Exceptional Student

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Christian Gonzalez is a freshman music performance major, a graduate of Joshua High School, a Meyerson Festival Scholarship Finalist, and an award-winning sax player. Christian attended another local Christian college …

Raising the Roof and Test Scores

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Nursing students from Southwestern Adventist University are continuing to gain a significantly positive reputation in the DFW area. Because of this, the program is bursting at the seams.  New scholastic …

Growing a Department

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The communication department at Southwestern Adventist University has some big dreams. “We’re just blowing it up,” says Mike Agee, department chair and University alumnus, speaking of the Communication Department. “We’ve …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

Go With a “7”!

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When it comes to getting a college degree in preparation for a life career, how does one decide on a college or university? With so many colleges and universities that …

Conway Women’s Ministries Sponsors Christmas Party

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Conway, Ark. » Theresa Martin, the women’s ministries leader of the Conway church, along with Sharon Dunaway and Karla Montelongo, sponsored a Christmas party for the Faulkner County Women’s Shelter …

Explore Prophecy at Slidell Church

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Slidell, La. » James Stevens, former Texico Conference president, is not being idle during his retirement. He preached an Explore Prophecy seminar at the Slidell church, and the church has …

Texarkana Distributes Hacksaw Ridge Books

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Texarkana, Ark. » Hacksaw Ridge, the true story of Adventist conscientious objector Desmond Doss, opened in Texarkana with a pre-showing Thursday, November 4, 2016. On Tuesday morning preceding the first …

Oklahoma Conference

The Southwestern Difference

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According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are 4,726 post-secondary, degree-granting institutions in the United States. I’ll go out on a limb and say that the majority of …

TAA’s Outdoor Challenge

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Tulsa » A busload of high school students and adult sponsors maneuvered out of the Tulsa Adventist Academy (TAA) parking lot at 7:00 p.m. one balmy November evening in 2016. …

Lawton On the Move

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Lawton » Last fall was abuzz with activity: “Herbs as Medicine”, presented by Dr. Annex Luberisse, kicked off a renewed interest among church members and visitors alike at the Lawton …

Legal Notice - Oklahoma, Feb. 2017

Notice is hereby given that the Sixty-ninth Regular Session of the Oklahoma Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will be held at the Edmond Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 4701 East Danforth …

Southwest Region Conference

Muskogee Berean Adventist Church Celebrates 100 years

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Muskogee, Okla. » The Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma celebrated 100 years in 2016. The church was organized in 1916 by W.G. Nuñez and W.S. North. The theme …

Berean of Baton Rouge

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Baton Rouge, La. » Continuing its tradition of Christmas worship programs, the Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church recently hosted its annual Christmas concert thanks to Henry Jones, Berean’s own music maestro. …

The Third Time

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Baton Rouge, La. » The year was 2015 and the beginning of a tradition that would reveal itself twice in the following year. It would reek of the camaraderie between …

Texas Conference

The Road to Service

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As I thought about what to write in regards to our beloved Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU), institution of higher learning here in the Southwestern Union, my thoughts were led to …

Pineywoods Students Visit Fire Station

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Nacogdoches » While most children donned costumes and went trick-or-treating on October 31, students from the Pineywoods Adventist Christian School in East Texas had other ideas. They chose to honor …

Giving Season

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Houston » As the holidays drew near, the spirit of the season prompted many of us to reflect on what we should be thankful for. Oftentimes, we are reminded that …

Legal Notice - Texas, Feb. 2017

Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Notice is hereby given that the Biennial Session of the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will convene at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 114 …

Texico Conference

Southwestern Changes Lives

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Christian education is about changing lives and developing a relationship with the Lord. Southwestern Adventist University serves that purpose. Its mission is to educate students not only for a better …

Yard Sale for a Greater Cause

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Amarillo, Tex. » Oralia Lozoya was recently appointed by the Amarillo Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church board to be the community services assistant for this year. Ambitiously, she began with a …

Community Outreach in Tucumcari

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Tucumcari, N. Mex. » A flurry of activity takes place the first Sabbath afternoon of each month in Tucumcari. Banners are hung outside the church building. Is the church hosting …

Feeding the Homeless in Española

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Española, N. Mex. » Recently, some of the members of the Española Seventh-day Adventist Church have been meeting on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to prepare breakfast burritos or sandwiches to …

A Taste of Thanksgiving in Española

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Española, N. Mex. » On​ November 20th, the Española Seventh-day Adventist Church hosted a Thanksgiving luncheon for the homeless in the community, and for members who have become inactive in …

North American Division News

Compassion Movement Makes an Impact at 2017 NAD Ministries Convention

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More than 750 Seventh-day Adventists converged in Tucson, Arizona, on Jan. 8-11, to worship, learn, share their talents, and network at the 2017 North American Division Adventist Ministries Convention (NAD …

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February 2017 Classified Ads

Real Estate/Housing Summit Ridge Retirement Village is an Adventist community in a rural setting but close to Oklahoma City medical facilities and shopping. Made up of mostly individual homes, the …


February 2017 Announcements

Union College Homecoming April 6-9, 2017: Honor classes are 1947, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1992, 1997, and 2007. 125th year celebration. For more information, contact the alumni office at …


February 2017 Obituaries

Alvarado, Angelita Ramos, born January 10, 1940, and died August 30, 2016. Survivors: husband, John Alvarado; brother, Jose Ramos, and wife, Paulina; daughter, Yolanda Jensen and husband, Jim; son, Ruben …

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Behind the Scenes

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As a student at Southwestern Adventist University, I worked in the marketing department, which was a part of the Advancement Office. I worked as a graphic designer, photographer, and writer …

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