FYI - September 2009

LLU offers new MPH in lifestyle medicine

Students are enrolling in a new degree at Loma Linda University School of Public Health that is the first of its kind in the country — a master’s of public health in lifestyle medicine.

This MPH degree equips applicants, who have a clinical, professional degree, with tools to go beyond fighting established disease to actually promoting health.

“A full two-thirds of avoidable disease and premature death in our country are related to personal lifestyle choices,” says David Dyjack, LLU School of Public Health dean. “The lifestyle medicine MPH may over time come to represent the singularly most important degree the School of Public Health offers.”

For more information, e-mail or call (909) 558-4741.

Knight Named PUC President

Heather J. Knight, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Mich., provost, is the new president of Pacific Union College in Angwin, Calif. The PUC board of trustees announced the appointment in July and Knight begins her duties this month. Knight served with distinction for 18 years at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., where she was a professor of English, assistant provost and then associate provost. As provost at Andrews University, Knight served as second officer, providing administrative and academic leadership and managing the day-to-day operations of the university.

"It is a tremendous privilege and blessing to be invited to serve as the next president of PUC,” says Knight. “Pacific Union College has a very distinguished history, and I am honored to have this opportunity to carry on the proud PUC tradition of ensuring academic excellence and spiritual authenticity.”

Low-Power TV Filings Begin Aug. 25

The FCC has adopted a new regimen for the filing of new and major change low power television applications. In place of limited-time occasional filing windows, the system will revert to open-ended opportunities for filing new applications, on a first-come first-served basis with, no closing deadline.

Beginning Aug. 25, interested parties (including incumbent LPTV and TV translator licensees) may file applications for new digital-only LPTV and TV translator stations, for changes to existing analog and digital stations, and in the case of incumbent analog stations, for new digital companion channel stations. Initially, this filing opportunity will be limited to rural areas. To be acceptable, an application must specify a transmitter site that is more than 75 miles away from the reference coordinates for the 100 largest television markets in the United States. This geographic restriction will be eliminated on Jan. 25, 2010.

All applications must be filed electronically. The FCC will charge a $705 filing fee for applications for new digital stations and digital and analog major change applications. There is no filing fee for flash-cut, digital companion channel or digital replacement applications. Contact for details and to file application. For assistance, if needed, call (703) 642-2344 or e-mail


The Friends Helping Friends Missions story in the August issue inadvertently failed to list student Urijah Seanz in the photo. The contact info was also incorrect. It should be

An item in the World News Briefs section of the August issue incorrectly identified Sir Patrick Allen as a former Inter America Division president. He previously served as West Indies Union president.

The Advent Movement

Sam Chetty left his position at the Seward Park and Volunteer Park Churches in Seattle, Wash., to accept a position at the Collegedale (Tenn.) Church in August.

Tom Glatts, former associate pastor of the Kalispell (Mont.) district became pastor of the New Westminster Church in the British Columbia Conference in July.

Kim Berg became associate pastor at the Auburn (Wash.) City Church in August.

Marc Lien became pastor of the Monroe (Wash.) Church in July, after previously serving in the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference.

Ryan Wilson became the associate pastor of the Chehalis (Wash.) Church in July. Wilson is a recent graduate from Walla Walla University.

Mark Witas became pastor of the North Cascade (Burlington, Wash.) Church in July, leaving his position as Cascade Christian Academy pastor and principal in Wenatchee, Wash.

September 01, 2009 / Intersections