Oregon State University Hosts Public Collegiates for Shine NW

For students and members at the Corvallis (Ore.) Church, things are already starting to "shine." They are working together to plan Shine Northwest 2004, a conference focused on bringing Adventist students at public campuses together and helping them make a difference on their campus.

Hosted by the Oregon State University (OSU) Adventist Collegiate Fellowship (ACF) club and the Corvallis Church, Shine Northwest will take place April 2–3 on the OSU campus in Corvallis. The event begins with vespers Friday night and continues through Sabbath, ending Saturday night with a concert by Nick and Ben Zork and Elias King, graduates of Andrews University.

"I'm really excited about Shine Northwest this year,” said Adriaan Smit, graduate student in electrical engineering and OSU Adventist Collegiate Fellowship. β€œIt seems that everyone wants to get involved. Adventist students on public campuses are starting to realize their potential....We are seeing ACF groups started everywhere, and if we work together we can really make a difference.”

Bethany Pratt, OSU ACF advisor agrees. "We're going to be covering a lot of topics in the workshops like how to put your spiritual gifts to work and how to stay connected to God when life is so busy," she said. "I feel good about this event because I think it provides opportunities for personal growth as well as a chance to fellowship."

All Adventist students at public community colleges and public universities are invited. For information and to register, contact Adriaan Smit, acf@oregonstate.edu, or the Corvallis Church, (541) 757-9893.

March 01, 2004 / Oregon Conference