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[ojects using ShareHim ser-
Martin said, Southern
It only sends more students
ShareHim projects than
other institution in the
rth American Division, but
rarticipants are now mostly
-religion students. In fact,
ithern's student speakers
resented 43 different ma-
last summer.

'reaching with ShareHim
urica made Ruth Urdaneta,
homore education major,
lize that even though she is
human, God can still use
imperfections to do amaz-
things and change people's

'e are the pencils and God
tes the story through us,"
Wta said. "I felt like I
; just one of those pencils."
toe to partial sponsorships
T he Quiet Hour, Share-
£ local conferences and
ER A expenses amount to
|°- $750 per student. This
«les airfare, food, and
Sig for three weeks, said
wian.
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t ™. but interested stu-
„, are encouraged to sign
"i the fall fo r summer 201Q>

Unsaid, she added that
^requirement is "a call
^^dandawilling spirit."



clean it and reorganize it. The
thrift store doubled their sales
after the renovation.

Lori Foust, a junior busi-
ness administration major
said that the thrift store man-
ager, Cindy, appreciated the
help. Impressed by the team's
work ethic and good attitudes,
she began inquiring about the
Seventh-day Adventist church.
Noticing something different
about the group, she wanted
her children to have similar
values.

The leader of Habitat for
Humanity claimed that out of
the 40 to 50 trained groups
that had come in the past,
none had worked harder than
the Gym-Masters. At the end
of the week they hosted a par-
ty on the beach to thank the
team.

The trip had an impact on
the team members. LeahBer-
mudez, a senior business en-
trepreneurship major said she
enjoyed getting to know fellow
team members better and see-
ing the team bond even more.



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Trip gives students canoeing experience



KaraTurpen
Staff Writer



During spring break, 18
students and four staff from
the School of Education &
Psychology set off on a 110-
mile canoe journey from High
Spring, Fla. to Deer Island in
the Gulf of Mexico.

The trip began on Feb. 27,
and the canoes were in the
water the next morning. The
canoeing lasted until March 5,
and the group drove back the
next day.

With devotional talks each
morning and singing in the
evening, the spiritual aspect
of the trip was exceptional,
said Rob Durham, an adjunct
professor in the School of Ed-
ucation & Psychology and the
leader of the trip.

Students agreed.

"I didn't necessarily expect
the worships to be like that,"
said Trisha Moor, a junior




Jeremy Sterndale helps get camp set up during the



nursing major. "The worships
were actual conversations."

Students who go on the trip
have the option of receiving
one hour of a physical or an
outdoor education credit, but
it is not easily earned.

"The trip is not a tourist
trip," said Michael Hills, asso-
ciate professor in the School of
Education & Psychology. "It



is truly a primitive wilderness
trip."

Although the trip sounds
like it may be for experts, there
are some people who go that
have no canoeing experience.

"People who had hardly
canoed could keep up re-
ally well," Moor said. "And
everyone was really positive
throughout the trip."



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The School of Journalism &
Communication recently an-
nounced the addition of a new
faculty member for the fall se-
mester.

Lynelle Ellis, an adjunct
professor at Walla Walla Uni-
versity, will be joining as a
full time professor. She will
be teaching classes such as
film evaluation, speech, script
writing and television studio



production. She previously
taught some of these classes at
Walla Walla.

"I am specifically excited
to be teaching the television
studio production class as well
as film evaluation," Ellis said.
"It's something that I've al-
ways wanted to teach."

Ellis worked as a station
manager for 13 years at Blue
Mountain Television, a Chris-
tian television station in Col-
lege Place, Wash. While she
was there she produced pro-



gramming like cooking shows
and children's shows. One of
the biggest programs she pro-
duced was called "Escape."
This program was a 30-min-
ute reality show that followed
people on outdoor adventures
like" climbing Mt. Rainier
mountain biking, scuba div-
ing and sea kayaking. They si-
multaneously tell the person's
spiritual and physical journey.
In 2003, the show won the Na-
tional Religious Broadcasters
award and was also picked up



by the Hope Channel.

"I'm really excited about
joining the faculty," Ellis said.
"I feel it's a huge opportunity
for me to get to teach some of
the things I've learned over
the years."

Ellis holds a bachelor's de-
gree in communications from
Walla Walla, and in July she
will be finishing her master's
in communication with an
emphasis in communication



in ministry.

"Ellis comes to us with a
combination of practical ex-
perience and educational
credentials that we need very
much right now," said Greg j
Rumsey, dean of the School
of Journalism & Communica-
tion. "She brings a reputation
for solid leadership skills and
a positive influence wherever
she engages with people."



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Enrollment on the rise at Southern



John Shoemaker
Staff Writer
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Despite the downturn in
the economy. Southern's stu-
dent body continues to grow.
Southern's winter semester
enrollment increased for the
12th straight year by 111 stu-
dents, said Ruthie Gray, direc-
tor of marketing and univer-
sity relations.

Marc Grundy, associate vice
president of marketing and
enrollment services, said that
with the Hulsey Wellness Cen-
ter opening this semester and
the nursing building opening
in the near future, Southern is
well-equipped for such an ex-



pansion.

"We are set up to handle
more students without too
much of an impact to our cur-
rent infrastructure," Grundy
said.

Jacob Faulkner, a sopho-
more nursing major, decided
that although the economy
is lacking, he needed to be at
Southern this semester.

"Southern seemed to be
the most spiritual out of the
schools I was choosing from
and I also just really like this
area," Faulkner said. "The
environment at Southern is
worth every penny."

Gordon Bietz, president of
Southern, said this is due to



the quality of education South-
ern provides.

"Our continued increase in
enrollment, even in difficult
times indicates that our stu-
dents understand the impor-
tance of getting a good educa-
tion so as to be a well-prepared
applicant in the job market,"
Bietz said.

William Otis, a senior
health science major, enrolled
at Southern four years ago and
has noticed a change.

"There are obviously more
of us," Otis said. "I believe
that's because students are
realizing that you can't put a
price tag on quality Christian
education."




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Fiber Arts Club hosts tie-dye social



Daisy Wood

Staff Writer

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On Feb. 22, the Sunday be-
fore spring break, the Fiber
Arts Club hosted a free tie-dye
social at Student Park from

People brought a variety of
items to dye including shirts,
socks, pants, ties, bed sheets,
blankets, pillowcases, bags
and shoes.

Jeremy Johnston, fresh-
man nursing major, said, "I'm
dying my white pants because
I'm sick of them always getting
dirty."

There were more than 20
people that showed up at the
beginning to tie-dye, which
club members thought was a
good turnout.



Leilani Dvorak, freshman
music education major and
president of the club, said
the purpose of the social was
to have fun with friends. She
said, "It was a success. We
had fun and made a mess!"

Leslie Ann Schwarzer, ad-
ministrative assistant of the
advancement department,
started the Fiber Arts Club in
August of 2008. She thought
it would be fun to have a group
that got together to crochet
and knit, but they have ex-
panded to other crafts as well.
"Anything that has fiber in
it is open game" she said.

Hyein Yoo, sophomore
psychology major, likes being
a part of the Fiber Arts Club.
She said, "We get to make



lots of cool stuff. I've always
enjoyed doing crafts and it's
a lot of fun to do it with other
people."





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religion



Part 1: Giving blood gains new meaning



Kristin Thomas
Student Missionary



I walked around the corner
to the benches outside the lab.
My eyes were met by a thin,
but strong, Arab woman with
a large, gold nose ring sitting
on the bench, squeezing a
stress ball as the blood flowed
from her arm into a blood bag.
I smiled at her, and she smiled
back at me, not at all shyly.
But when I sat down next to
her, her smile was replaced by
a look of slight shock.

She motioned to the needle
in her arm and then pointed to
me as if to say, "Are you here
to give blood, too?"

I smiled, pointed to my
arm and then to the blood
bag while nodding my head.
I couldn't help but laugh out
loud when she, in great excite-
ment, started chattering away
in Arabic to her relative on the
bench next to her. She then
asked Anatole, the lab guy, if
I was going to be giving blood
for her sister, and he assured
her that I was indeed going to
donate for her sister. Her smile
got even bigger as she looked



at me with grateful eyes. I just
laughed and smiled back.

I watched her wince as Ana-
tole pulled the needle out of
her arm, and I motioned and
said in French, "That hurts!"
(They use a 14-gauge, small
garden hose, needle connected
by tubing to a blood bag, and it
burns worse to take it out than
to put it in). She clicked her
tongue and nodded in agree-
ment.

Then it was my turn. Ana-
tole started prepping my arm
and searching for a vein. I
turned my head because 1
couldn't stand to watch the
needle go in. The Arab wom T
an nodded her head and mo-
tioned for me to look away.
Once, I turned my head back
because Anatole was asking
me a question about which
vein he should stick, and the
Arab woman quickly shook
her head and "told" me to turn
my head away, that I shouldn't
look. I laughed, but complied
and turned my head so that I
couldn't see. She put her hand
up as a shield just to make sure
I wasn't looking.
As I squeezed the stress



ball to pump my blood, the
rest of the family came over,
and she excitedly explained
to them what was happening.
I just laughed again; I was
amazed at their excitement.
They started talking amongst
themselves, and then Anatole
translated and told me that
they were thanking me. It's
amazing the conversations you
can have without ever speak-
ing any words. Anatole pulled
the needle out when it was
finished, and the woman next
to me cupped my face in her
hand and said, "Merci, merci,"
-probably the only French that
she knew.

I sat there for a little while
so that I wouldn't pass out,'
and just listened and watched
the family. At one point, the
Arab woman's relative next to
her reached over and touched
a little bit of my hair. I smiled
and turned my head so that
they could feel my hair. People
here are so intrigued by Nas-
sara hair, it's so different.

There's something so amaz-
ing about giving blood in Af-
rica where you can see and
know the patient that it's going



THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 20(|9

Chris C| 0u , et

Religion Editor

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Photo by Ted Hwfl
Student missionaries Ansley Howe (left) and Kristin nomas (right) rart J
the Southern Accent in Chad, Africa.

to help. I have never in my life bags of blood before het sis-

en ioyed giving blood so much ter's and mine,
as I do here. -to be continued. Ml

Unfortunately, the woman part II next week to see *! I

I was giving blood to is very Kristin discovers a'

sick. She had already had two blood.



I had good intentions, but it is still a bad scarf



Chris Clouzet
Religion Editor

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I was going to knit my mom
a scarf for Christmas. It was
going to be a nice, green color
made with two strands of yarn
for extra snuggle and warmth.
I was going to work on it each
evening before going to bed so
it would be done in time for
her to use the rest of the winter
at home in Michigan. Instead,
I started the scarf the night be-
fore they left to go home.

It would have been a nice
scarf.



I could say that I spent all
my free time with the family
since they had come down for
the holidays, but that is not ex-
actlytrue. I could say that I had
picked the wrong color or was
too busy eating Grandma's de-
licious meals. I could say that I
did not finish in time because
I kept messing up the first few
rows and had to start the scarf
over a dozen times. The truth
is, my intentions were really
good, but I still only finished a
few rows of that scarf.

I see it almost every day in
my room and think about how
horrible I am for not finish-



ing a simple green scarf for
my mom. My mom! If I would
want to make a gift for anyone,
it would be my mother.



"lam glad

to know of

a God who

loves me

like that.






She still loves me though. I
know that because she sends
me postcards all the time from



places she and dad travel to.
She sends my brother and I
chocolate and Skittles. She e-
mails me funny jokes and pays
huge portions of my school bill
without me knowing. She even
talks with me on the phone
for 34 minutes— just for fun. ,
I think she will appreciate it
when I actually do finish that
scarf, but in the meantime, I
am still very loved.

I am glad to know of a God
who loves me like that. He
described Himself to Moses a
long time ago and it is a good
reminder of why so many peo-
ple love Him.



"God passed in fronton*
ses] and called out, God, «l
aGod of mercy and gras.«*l
lessly patient-somuchWI
so deeply true-loyal in 1*1
for a thousand general
forgiving iniquity, rein* I
and sin,'" (Exodus 34:5-7.

Message). — l

I often have good mten*

when it comes to serving JJ I

but sometimes IJ^'y.!
passing Him by.Itis^
ing to know that tie- m
Himself as endlessly P ^ I
and loyal in love. J" 5 |
mom.



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THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7

Sarah Hayhoe

Opinion Editor

[email protected]



Learning to love: A lesson from the mission field



renee Baumgartner
Fall 2008 Alumna

It was my first week work-
ing at Gimbie Adventist Hos-
pital in Ethiopia. My pale skin,
pants and short-sleeve shirts
all screamed "FARANJI!"
("foreigner" in the local lan-
guage of Oromifa). Any West-
erner here has the reputation
for being rich, and compara-
tively we are. One U.S. dollar
is worth n Ethiopian Birr.
Major surgery and a multiple-
day stay at the hospital costs
merely $250, but this is more
than many people can afford.
In Gimbie, I am surrounded
by poverty of a level I had nev-
er before encountered.

Last week as I was sitting in
my office typing on my laptop,
a short, skinny man with dark,
leathery skin, covered in red
dust came in and sat down.
Following him was a small
girl about 5 years old with big
brown eyes and a bigger smile.
He started speaking to me in
Oromifa. I had no clue what he
wanted but suspected it was
money. I motioned for him
to follow me and we walked
downstairs to find a bilingual
employee. The translator told
me the man wanted to give
his daughter up for adoption.
I laughed, apologized for my
inability to help, and walked
away.

I returned to the office and
refocused on the task at hand
when 1 girl of about 1? en _

toed the office and sat down.
Her eyes were bloodshot and
Wa 'ery. An off-white shawl
wvered her hair and draped

T™ her- back and across her
<*est. I asked in English how
'could help. She responded
^Ply and silently and hand-
me thin papers issued by
™ e hospital. Not knowing
^4e papersmeanUmo S

n^"^ to follow me as
W *<= hospital to look for



an interpreter. This time we
ran into Birassa, who collects
payment from patients. He ex-
plained that she was diabetic
and could not afford her in-
sulin prescription. I immedi-
ately thought of my dad, also a
diabetic dependent on insulin.
However, since I did not want
to be taken advantage of or be-
come known for giving hand-
outs, I mustered up a "sorry"
and walked away.

After a delicious lunch, the
same dust-covered man and
his shoeless little girl from
earlier that day came into my
office. I was perturbed by their
audacity. Down the stairs we
trudged once more. .1 found
another employee to serve as
interpreter. Their story had
changed and an emotional
appeal was added. The father
pulled back the sleeve of his
jacket to reveal a handless
wrist. "He says he cannot work
to pay for the girl's school"
the stand-in interpreter said.
Ignoring the apparent need
and wanting to protect my
wallet, I again said, "Sony, I
can't help," and guiltily made
a quick exit.

After telling other faranjis
about the day's unexpected
visitors, I received support
for my decisions. The impos-
sibility of helping every per-
son was rearticulated, along
with the fact that generosity
in such situations only leads
to an escalation of requests. I
saw the logic of this rationale,
but in my heart I knew I de-
clined the opportunity to posi-
tively impact those three lives.
I thought of the unconditional
acceptance and generosity that
Jesus extends. For the first
time, I honestly looked at my
hard heart, greed and selfish-
ness. I was torn.
j I found that not all faranjis
buy into the above-mentioned
rationale. The Barlows are a
family from California serv-



ing at Gimbie Adventist Hos-
pital for a year. There are 12
of them, some biologically
related, some not, who live in
a converted laboratory school
we refer to as the "Volunteer
Dorm." They are also caring
for three Ethiopian babies
whose mothers died in child-
birth at the hospital. Two of
'these Scott and Monica Bar-
low plan to adopt.

When they first came to
Gimbie Adventist Hospital,
bed sheets and towels were in
short supply, and those that
were available were in a de-
plorable state. Not waiting for
a committee or someone else
to take action, they immedi-
ately wrote family and friends
about the problem and were
thus able to supply the hospital
with new sheets and towels.

The Barlows are pro-active
in other ways as well. Monica
recently told me of a time
they were walking through
the streets of Gimbie and saw
a man being stoned. Instead
of avoiding the situation, like
most faranjis would, she and
Scott jumped in. Utterly sur-
prising and distracting the
stoners!

In contrast, Monica cherish-
es the memory of a mourning
man who had just lost his wife.
He was tall with dark skin and
spoke Oromifa, she was short
with light skin and spoke Eng-
lish. However, grief was their
common ground. Monica lost
her sister and niece in a car
accident three years ago. In-
stead of worrying about being
a spectacle or drawing un-
wanted attention, she empa-
thized with this man's broken
heart, letting him know he is
not alone.

Every day Scott, the head
nurse, is confronted with pa-
tients that cannot pay for the
necessary medicine or medical
treatment. Many nurses will
turn these patients away. Scott



will not. He admits them, pay-
ing himself or stepping out in
faith that the money will come
in. This just starts their rela-
tionship! Then, the recipient
him/herself or a family mem-
ber is taught accountability
and is given small janitorial
or maintenance responsibili-
ties to perform at the Barlow's
house or around the hospital
grounds. Often, this turns into
an educational opportunity
and relationship building ex-
perience. Purposefully, they
encourage their new friends
not to look to themselves or
other farenjis. Instead, they
point to God as being the ul-
timate provider, caregiver and
savior.

These farenjis, the Barlows,



personified a new picture of
Jesus that I have not seen
before. This Jesus practices
complete, pure, unselfish gen-
erosity. These actions spoke
louder than any words I ever
heard. Yes, I know that Jesus
loved all and served all, how-
ever, this was the first time I
saw and experienced Jesus liv-
ing today. Nevertheless, this
experience exposed my hard,
cold, stony heart that other-
wise I would have never seen.
Unfortunately, I am not sud-
denly generous, uncondition-
ally accepting, or have a soft,
golden heart. However, thanks
to my encounter with the Bar-
lows, I see who I truly want to
be: Loving and generous, not
just on my terms.



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THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009

Rachel Hopkins

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We've all been there. Instead
of enjoying our summer "va-
cations" we've slaved through
them, counting down the days
until we can quit our jobs an'd
go back to school. It's a pret-
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