News for March 2012

Sidebar In Their Own Words

March 01, 2012

Transcribed from a conversation with Melvin West and Loren Dickinson and recorded by Gordon Wildman.

Mel West remembers ...

"We chose a theme song. The theme song was an instant success [and] people very early on grabbed on to that song. I've heard people say, 'All that it took was to have that theme song start and tears came.'

Letters

March 01, 2012

Still Misses Nature Cover

Every day our mailbox brims with personal bills, business bills, magazines, advertisements. Bills go one place. The ads are easy to dispose of. Then there are the magazines, each with cover picture and design to silently shout, "Read me now!"

News and Notes

March 01, 2012

McVay Announces Return to Teaching

John McVay, Walla Walla University (WWU) president, plans to resign effective July 1 so he can return to the classroom.

"It has been an honor to serve as president of Walla Walla University," he says. "The work has stretched and blessed both me and my wife, Pam. We are grateful for the partnership of such an able and committed leadership team, as well as the support of the wider community of faculty, staff and students."

March 31 Offering Assists NPUC Students SIDEBAR

March 01, 2012

If you live in the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) region, it's likely that you or someone you know is connected to Walla Walla University (WWU). Today at WWU, more than 1,800 students are launching careers and building lifelong relationships, but most importantly, they are learning about God and how to make a difference for Him in this world.

Church members help young people continue their education through an annual church offering to provide tuition grants to financially needy NPUC students.

Adventist Health Sponsors Teams in California International Marathon

March 01, 2012 / Brittany Dobbs

To promote a healthy lifestyle and team spirit, Adventist Health recently sponsored the largest corporate participation at the 2011 California International Marathon (CIM). More than 135 employees from across the four-state, 18-hospital system made up 35 relay teams with several full-marathon runners for the Dec. 4, 2011, race. This marked the fifth year Adventist Health has participated in the race.