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girl that I am interested in, but ',
I fear to do so because of how
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all become. I would think that I
she would be happy to be open
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Quotes from beyond the grave



Adam Wamack

Humph Emma



"Careful, Obama, be careful..."

—JFK, Lincoln, Reagan



"2.99 a gallon!?"

- Henry Ford



"I told you so.'



"I guess they gave me death, huh?"

—Patrick Henry

"700 billion dollars?!"

-Ronald Reagan

"I had a dream; I now am slowly having more of a reality!"

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| ^^7NoveMBER 20, 2008

fcollegedale
Church hosts
fhanksgiving
lelebrations



SOUTHERN

ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY
THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1926



VOLUME 64, ISSUE 1



AlMEE BRADSHAW



Icollegedale Church is en-
Ruraging Southern's campus
Jd the surrounding commu-
ffiy to give thanks and partici-
Jte in Adoration's Celebra-
tion of Thanks and Renewal's
jlebration of Hands service
Isaturday, Nov. 22.
|The Celebration of Thanks
Ian expression of Thanks-
; for the blessings of the
Bt year," said Gerald Peel,
Blegedale Church's minis-
\ of music. "We celebrate
s once a year with all of the
^lrch family."

Peel is on the worship com-
fttee that plans Adoration
services.

fit has been a tradition at
ale for quite a few
years," he said.

| Adoration, Renewal and
■Bjmnect will give everyone at-
■jBIding either service the op-
portunity to bring their non-
Bmshable food items and
^Thanksgiving offerings to the
^ffitof the church during Pro-
cession of Thanks. These food
items are sent to the Samari-
tan Center for their ministry
to individuals and families in
need, Peel said. "So many peo-
ple bring items, that the entire

SEE THANKSGIVING pace 4



Symphony Orchestra gives annual concert



Muneca Ramos
Staff Whitfh



Sunday the School of Music
presented the Southern Ad-
ventist University Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by Lau-
rie Redman Minner and fea-
turing organist, Judy Glass.

More than 200 students,
faculty and community mem-
ber attended to listen to the
three movements played by
the symphony, Overture in
Candid, Symphony No. 1 for
Organ and Orchestra, Op. 42,
and Symphony No. 3 in C Mi-
nor, Op. 78.

"The last movement gave
me goose bumps," said Olivia
Nieb, freshman English ma-
jor.

The orchestra has been di-
rected by Laurie Minner since
2000 when she joined the fac-
ulty at Southern as an Associ-
ate Professor of Music. Mrs.
Minner has performed in vari-
ous concert tours in Australia,





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Photo by Martin Thorr
Laurie Minner directs the Southern Aduentist University Symphony Orchestra for Sunday night's perf 01



Asia, Europe, Russia, and the
United States as a violinist, vi-
olist, vocalist, and conductor.
Not only is she the conductor
of the Symphony Orchestra,



she also teaches violin, viola, ganist, is also a professor at
string methods, and conduct- Southern. She is the Profes-
i n g. sor of Organ and in 1986 Mrs.

In addition to Ms. Minner,
Judy Glass, the featured or-



■ CONCERT, 1



Modern languages department proposes deaf studies



Jennifer Meyer

STAff WmTFB



The modern languages de-
partment is looking to add "a
new minor in deaf studies for
next school year.

Currently the department
offers American Sign Language
(ASL) one through four, but is
looking to add several courses



such as deaf culture, deaf mis-
sions and ASL linguistics. The
minor will be 18 hours, with
six three-hour courses and will
take two years to complete.

If the deaf studies minor is
approved by the undergradu-
ate council in December, it
would make Southern the only



university in the North Ameri-
can Division to have such a
minor.

Dr. Carlos Parra, chair of
the modern languages depart-
ment, said that a lot of interest
has been expressed by students
in the current ASL classes. The
ASL courses almost always fill



up immediately each semes-
ter.

"Many people do not realize
that sign language is another
language and not just a handi-
cap," Parra said.

In reality, sign language



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NEWS



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, ;



STAGE prepares graduates



Tiffany Sands
Swrr Warm



Southern is working to
make the transition from col-
lege to the real world easier
with a new program called
STAGE.

The Senior Transition and
Graduate Enrichment pro-
gram will help seniors after
graduation by facilitating com-
munication to the new alumni
through phone calls, cards, e-
mail and MySpace.

"It can be a very traumatic
time finding jobs and intern-
ships," said Kevin Kibble, as-
sociate chaplain, "With this
program the graduates can
receive words of encourage-
ment."

The program began in May
2008 with SAU President
Gordon Bietz's interest in a
program for graduates. Kib-
ble, along with Campus Min-
istries, Alumni Relations and
Counseling & Testing Services
are all a part of the program,
which they feel will bring suc-
cess to graduates.

Not only do they offer en-
couraging words, but they also
offer extended career counsel-
ing and provide information
on local churches wherever
graduates move.

"I think it's beneficial to
have an option to be prepared



for life outside of school," said
Giana Vierra, a senior psychol-
ogy major.

During senior class meet-
ings Kibble and Evonne Crook,
director of Alumni Relations,
will give seniors an opportu-
nity to hear what the program
is about and also give them a
chance to join. The primary fo-
cus is to help graduates during
their first year out of school.

"It really means a lot to
know that there are people at
Southern who still remember
us and are praying for us as
we join the real world," said
Audrey Taylor Whiting, a May
2008 nursing graduate.

One project in the making
for STAGE is a podcast being
produced by Southern's Assis-
tant Chaplain Donnie Keele,
about graduates moving into
the workforce. The program
may also offer social activities
for the many graduates who
stay in the greater Chattanoo-
ga area.

"I believe it's a really good
idea because many students
find themselves not going
straight into the work force,"
said Alana Pabon, a senior so-
cial work major. "It will help
if they can get skills that will
prepare them for life."



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Graduate students use the Writing Center



Melissa Couser

?t.« Writer



The number of graduate
students who use the Writing
Center has steadily increased
even though the tutors are all
undergraduates.

"The writing required for
graduate school is pretty mas-
sive and having the people
available at the Writing Center
to go over [my] papers with
has been great," said Alice
Hannifin, a graduate nursing
student. "I've learned a great
deal."

During the center's first
year of operation in 2005, they
conducted 17 tutoring sessions
with graduate students. This
year they have already held
more than 80 sessions.

Despite the fact that all the
tutors at the center are under-
graduates, tutors say it has not
caused any major problems.

"I've never really found it
to be a problem," said Janelle
Sundin, a sophomore English
education major who has tu-
tored graduate students in the
past. "It takes a lot of time to
go through the material, but
we help [their papers] make
sense and be more logical."




Photo by Fruit, 1,1

English major Erica Richards (left) helps Alice Hannifin, nursing grain, f
ate, with a paper in the writing center.



To better help the students,
the center has instituted a new
policy that only the more ex-
perienced tutors may assist
them.

Some of the tutors said it
can be a good thing that they
may not understand all the
material of graduate students'
papers.

"It helps that I don't under-
stand all the material," said
Beckey Whetmore, a Southern
alumna and Writing Center tu-
tor. "If they don't explain the
information well in the paper,
it's something they may need
to work on."



Some of the students saylfcl
new policy is very effective.

"The [tutors] have all beg|
very helpful to me," Hamr)
said. "It seems that the leveldl
help depends most on the It
tors' experience in g
papers and finding what nea
to be corrected."

The staff at the centei s
they are making every effil
to accommodate graduate*
dents.

Whetmore said,
help any Southern Advent!
University student with 1
paper, class or stage oft
writing process."



'Middle College' trend gets mixed reaction!



Khrisna Virgil

Staff Writer



Middle College, a pilot pro-
gram to give high school stu-
dents the opportunity to earn
an associate's degree while
pursuing a high school di-
ploma, is spreading across the
United States and may soon
find its way to Southern.

Middle College is currently
offered at Chattanooga State
Technical Community Col-
lege. According to the univer-
sity, where Hamilton County's
Middle College High School is
located, Middle College gives
an opportunity for 10th, 11th
and 12th graders to earn col-
lege credit.

Southern already offers a
similar program called dual
enrollment in its online cam-
pus curriculum, a concept that
is widely accepted in many



universities. Dual enrollment
includes receiving high school
and college credit at the same
time.

"Whether we like it or not,
this is something that is grow-
ing and we cannot ignore it,"
said Pegi Flynt, director of the
online campus. "It's not going
away."

Despite the fact that the
program seems to be promis-
ing, there are some who do not
believe the program is a good
idea or that high school stu-
dents have the skills needed to
handle college classes.

"I don't think that at such a
young age students should be
in college," said Major, a ju-
nior business major. "They are
just not ready."

So far, nine Collegedale
Academy students have
dropped out to enroll at the
Hamilton County Middle Col-



lege High School. CAPrinoj
Verle Thompson said I
enrolling in the program it
dents may miss out on a
important part of their la]
age years.

"The program may flj
students to grow up 1
quickly, [a] sophomore is
too young to start coll
Thompson said. "At tlj|
they may lack some s
deal with college."

Currently the Office o'l
line Learning is e v **"
how the trend might be*
ing other states. There B»
projected launch
time.

"I know that online «
tion works, but it's mo" 1 ]
finding solutions to a
tions that might come*
Flynt said." With thee»|
in the state that it's* 1 ]
education makes sens*



tui IRSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008



NEWS



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 3



physics department runs first summer session in general physics



i Emily Kay

IsbbJ*""™-

This past summer, South-
ern's physics department of-
fered its first general physics
summer session.

The summer class was an
[effort to lighten pre-med stu-
dents' academic load during
the regular school year. In
irevious years, many of these
tudents took general physics
ram the University of Ten-
nessee at Chattanooga, which
Erffered it during the summer,
jut recently there has been
iome dissatisfaction with the



course there, said Dr. Chris
Hansen, chair of the physics
department.

In the summer of 2007,
Doug Baasch, a pre-dent mu-
sic performance major, took
the general physics course of-
fered at UTC, but ended up
dropping it along with mul-
tiple other Southern students.
They felt that the professor, an
engineering teacher, was not
competent to teach the class.

"He never would solve a
complete problem," Baasch
said. "It was really frustrat-
ing.''

This generated a need to of-



fer the class at Southern. After
speaking with the pre-med ad-
visors and putting together a
list of students who might need
to take the class, the physics
department faculty made time
in their summer schedules and
started to inform students that
the class would be offered.

The class was held June 2
through July 25 and condensed
two semesters of physics into
eight weeks, allowing students
to complete one semester in
four weeks. The two sessions
averaged about 10 students,
giving them more one-on-one
time with the professors and



tutors than they would get in a
regular semester.

"This was a good example of
the strengths of a small class,"
said Dr. Ken Caviness, a pro-
fessor in the physics depart-
ment. "Being able to concen-
trate on one topic is, at times,
an advantage, but there is the
disadvantage of trying to get
a lot done in a short period of
time."

Plans to offer this class dur-
ing the summer have been in
the works for a while, but due
to the professors' tight sched-
ules it was not possible until
now, Caviness said.



Whether or not the course
will be offered again is still un-
decided, but the department is
considering the option of of-
fering it every other summer
if the professors' schedules al-
low. It will not be offered this
summer due to some remodel-
ing of the depart-ment.

"[It was a] great success
for the first time and if the de-
mand is there then we should
continue," Caviness said. "If
we can make the scheduling
easier for students then I'm in
favor of it."



[Biology Mural being painted in Hickman



(Julie Weitzel

A new wall mural illustrat-

ng creation versus evolution

s being painted in the biology

department.

The mural was started this

^Bummer with the membrane

Miortion of a cell being painted

in the entryway to the biology

tepartment. The main portion
f the cell and other intelligent
joesign aspects will continue in
iflie lobby.

"The cell is the basis of life
So we thought that would be
1 appropriate opening," said
Keith Snyder, the biology de-
|artment chair. "The mural
show the extreme level
f complexity that is within a
seU."
The other sections will con-
nue from the lobby into the
llways and the other rooms,



and will also focus on evolu-
tion and creation. The mural
will incorporate two-dimen-
sional and three-dimensional
parts with explanations, push
buttons, and a flat screen run-
ning an animation on the cell,
Snyder said.

Biology department staff
said that the mural will be in-
formational and artistic.

"The mural will benefit
teachers, the community, and
pastors," said Rick Norskov,
an associate professor for the
biology department. "It will
give them an alternative to the
world view."

Biology department staff
and Ron Hight, the main art-
ist for the mural, started plan-
ning and designing the mural
two years ago. They anticipate
the mural's completion by the
summer of 2010.




Photo By Marlin Thorman
The cell membrane portion of the
mural on the 2ndfloor of the Hick-
man Science Center.

Students are looking for-
ward to the finished product.

"Creation is very intricate,"
said Kendra Avila, a freshmen
nursing major. "The mural
reminds me everyday of how
much detail God put into cre-
ating us."



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Students die in car crash

Four students at Pacific Union College
lose their lives in late-night collision



Emily Young

Mam&cinh Editor



Four students from Pacific
Union College were killed
in a car accident Saturday
night, five miles away from the
school, near Angwin, Calif.

The students, Boaz Pak,
Luke Nishikawa, Simon Son
and Chong Shin, had just fin-
ished playing a pickup basket-
ball game and were heading
into town to grab something
to eat when they lost control
of their car and collided with a
pickup truck.

The loss is accentuated by
the size of the student body at
PUC, only around 1,300 stu-
dents.

The victims were known
for being active in on-campus
ministries, said Richard Os-
born, Pacific Union College
president.

According to the Pacific
Union College Web page, Ni-
shikawa was involved in the
Korean Adventist Student As-
sociation ministries group,
Shin was involved in youth
ministry at the Rohnert Park
Korean Seventh-day Adventist
Church and Son was involved
in homeless ministries.

"The PUC community
mourns the loss of four won-
derful young men who were
already giving service back to



the community," Osborn said
in a press release from Pacific
Union College.

Southern's Student Asso-
ciation Senate has made an
effort to reach out to students
at PUC by allocating a small
amount of money to send as a
gesture, said Luther Whiting,
Student Association executive
vice president.



"The PUC

community

mourns the loss

of four wonderful

young men."

-Richard Osborn



"I think that Adventist col-
leges are a community, so
when something happens to
one it affects the others, South-
ern included," Whiting said.

A memorial service was
held this morning at Pacific
Union College's weekly chapel
service.

Osborn encourages other
Adventist institutions to visit
the college's Web page and
post comments on the blog
to support the families and
friends of the victims at www.
puc.edu/news/memorial.



4 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT



NEWS



SIFE offers Crown Financial Bible studies



Ashley Cheney

<t»IT WciTFB



Southern's Students in Free
Enterprise (SIFE) are offering
Crown Financial Bible studies
to learn what God says about
tithing, personal finance and
how to work for Him.

Crown Financial Ministries
is an organization that has
been around for more than 30
years. According to their Web
site, it is an inter-denomina-
tional ministry dedicated to
"equipping people worldwide
to learn, apply, and teach
God's financial principles so
they may know Christ more
intimately, be free to serve
Him, and help fund the Great



Commission."

The Bible studies were start-
ed last year after SIFE Direc-
tor Carrie Harlin heard about
Crown Financial on the radio.
She got in touch with the orga-
nization and decided that the
collegiate studies were a good
idea for Southern.

The Biblical Financial study
is a 10-week in-depth look into
what the Bible says about per-
sonal possessions and money
handling.

The first study was offered
during the winter of 2008.
Mandy Brady and Carla Cope-
land, both 2008 graduates,
were two of the first leaders.

The studies, which are cur-



Want to get involved?

To get involved with SIFE's Crown
Financial Bible studies, email Crystal Sepulveda
at [email protected]



rently offered Tuesdays on the
third floor of Brock at 8 p.m.,
are being lead by Crystal Sep-
ulveda, a freshman nursing
major who feels the studies
are important for students.

"College students are tak-
ing their baby steps to becom-
ing financially independent,"
Sepulveda said. "It's not only
important to manage money,
but its important to handle
our money in a way that God
sees pleasing."

Harlin agrees that students
need to get into solid finan-
cial practices now so they can
avoid problems in the future.

Nellie Mae, a student loan
company under Sallie Mae,
lists the average college stu-
dent credit card debt in 2004
as $2,161.

"We need money for every-
thing," Sepulveda said. "We
need guidance so we don't
serve two masters, but one."



Deaf studies

Continued from Pg. 1

contains 80 languages.

Someone who speaks Amer-
ican Sign Language would not
be able to communicate effec-
tively with someone who has
learned sign language in an-
other country.

Parra also said that the mi-
nor would be able to help with
the need for a deaf ministry in
the area.



"It will provide an oppor-
tunity to open up a ministry
in our denomination," Parra
said.

Jeffrey Jordan, who teach-
es ASL at Southern and has
worked as a pastor in Atlanta,
has recently relocated to this
area to start an organized deaf
church. For students studying
ASL, the deaf church will be
an opportunity for them to use
their skills.

"Having a deaf studies pro-
gram and a deaf church close



together is a great way to put
into practice what one learns
by becoming directly involved
with deaf people at church,"
Jordan said.

Many students are also able
to see the impact a deaf stud-
ies program would have.

"A minor in ASL would be a
great benefit to society," said
Kimberly Sheel, a junior nurs-
ing major who is currently tak-
ing ASL I. "The more I learn, I
realize it's not just a language,
it is a culture."



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Concert

Continued from Pg. 1



Glass was recognized as one
of the outstanding teach-
ers at Southern. She was also
awarded a Distinguished Ser-
vice Medallion in 1988. Dur-
ing Mrs. Glass's residency at
Southern, five mechanical ac-



"The organ
currently in the
campus church
is the largest
American-
made tracker
instrument in
North America."



tion organs have been built
and installed. The organ cur-
rently in the campus church
is the largest American-made



tracker instrument in North
America. Mrs. Glass has gi v .
en many concerts around the
United States and in many of
the famous cathedrals in Eu- 1
rope. Currently, Mrs. Glass j
is the organist for the Colleg.
edale Seventh-Day Adventist
church and the First Presbyte-
rian Church of Chattanooga.

The Southern Adventist I
Symphony Orchestra is one!
of several per-formance
groups sponsored by th 8 |
School of Music. The orches- 1
tra has maintained a reputa-j
tion for quality performances \
internationally. The orchestral
performs a series of six con-1
certs annually on campus and I
travels to others churches,!
concert halls and schools in]
neighboring communities. ]
"I love the way the mu- j
sicians enjoy playing, youfi
can tell they put feeling intofl
what they play," said Ashleyfl
Dunbar, sophomore Histoiyfl
major.



Thanksgiving

Continued from Pg. 1



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platform is covered," he add-
ed.

"The Procession of Thanks
is designed to assist the Sa-
maritan Center in its annual
Campaign for Community
food/fund drive. All of the
multi-denomination churches
in the Collegedale - Ooltewah
area contribute to the cam-
paign every year," Peel said.

The congregation and stu-
dents are also encouraged to
write their own "Thanksgiving
cards" which will be distribut-
ed before the service. They can
be picked up at Campus Min-
istries and the information
desk at Collegedale Church.
One can write a note of thanks
to someone who has impacted
them, address it, bring it to
the front during Procession
of Thanks and Collegedale
Church will provide postage
and mail the cards.

"This is the one time a year
when we can stop, give back the
community and give thanks to
God by bringing one's gifts,
whether it be food, money or



thank-you cards," said Eddiel
Cornejo, a senior theology ma-][
jor and Collegedale Church'sl
student worship coordinator. (

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Hands service will be hon-|
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