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Southern Adventist University

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Motto Power for Mind and Soul
Established 1892
Type Private
President Gordon Bietz
Staff approximately 660
Students approximately 2,500
Location Collegedale, TN, USA
Campus Suburban
Website www.southern.edu

Southern Adventist University is a liberal arts university located in Collegedale, Tennessee. It is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The university operates a radio station, WSMC-FM, which plays mainly classical music as well as news from the BBC, National Public Radio, and Public Radio International. The station also provides live broadcasts of services from the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Collegedale is a city in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Collegedale is a city in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. ... The Seventh-day Adventist (abbreviated Adventist[1]) Church is a Christian denomination which is distinguished by its observance of Saturday, the seventh day of the week, as the Sabbath. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... WSMC-FM, 90. ... This article discusses classical music in the first sense (see below). ... For other uses, see News (disambiguation). ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... “NPR” redirects here. ... PRI logo Public Radio International, or PRI, is a Minneapolis-based American public radio organization. ...

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History

Southern's roots stem from the establishment of Graysville Academy in Graysville, Tennessee, in 1892. The school moved to the community of Thatcher's Switch in 1916, renaming it Collegedale. Graysville is a town located in Rhea County, Tennessee. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


In 1942, Kenneth A. Wright became president of the school. During Wright's administration, Southern Junior College became accredited as a four-year institution. A new name, Southern Missionary College, was adopted in 1944. Two men and four women received Southern's first baccalaureate degrees two years later.


It earned the nickname "Southern Matrimony College" because many young people married while attending Southern.


Renamed Southern College of Seventh-day Adventists in 1982, the school became a university in 1996. On September 9, 1996, trustees voted on a new name: Southern Adventist University. Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


In mid-1997 Gordon Bietz became president of Southern Adventist University. Academic expansion has continued, with 10 graduate degrees now offered in business, education, psychology, nursing, computing, and religion. Fifty baccalaureate degrees are offered, 20 associate degrees, 38 minors, and two one-year certificate programs.


In the fall of 2005, undergraduate enrollment reached a record high in the school's 113-year history with 2,390 students pursuing their undergraduate degrees and 132 students studying for their graduate degrees. Southern is the largest undergraduate institution in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. The North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists is a sub-entity of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. ...


April 2005 fire

On the morning of April 26, 2005, a fire broke out in the Thatcher Hall Dormitory. One student died and two others were injured. Though the fire has been ruled an accident, the cause has yet to be determined. The area of the building in which the fire occurred was not equipped with fire sprinklers, though smoke detectors and fire alarms were in place and functioned properly.[1] Sprinkler systems are primarily, however, designed for building protection and not life safety (It should be noted that when fire sprinklers became mandatory the buildings predating this mandate were not required to be retrofitted with them provided that smoke detectors and fire alarms were in place and functional.) Sprinklers, as well as other fire safety measures that go well beyond what is required, have been installed in Thatcher Hall. is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fire sprinklers are an active fire protection measure subject to stringent bounding. ...


Names

Southern has had many names since its founding.

  • 1892: Graysville Academy
  • 1897: Southern Industrial School
  • 1901: Southern Training School
  • 1916: Southern Junior College
    (Alumni from this period are known as So-Ju-Conians.)
  • 1944: Southern Missionary College (SMC)
    (Alumni from this period are known as SMC-ites).
  • 1982: Southern College of Seventh-day Adventists
  • 1996: Southern Adventist University

1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...

McKee Library

The McKee Library is located on the campus of Southern Adventist University.

[The library] provides you with more than 150,000 volumes on our shelves, over 25,000 electronic books, subscriptions to over 1,100 print periodicals and access to over 19,000 electronic journals.[1]

  • Thomas Memorial Collection

The libary is defined by its major Civil War collection on the third floor.

"What's In the Collection: More than 3,000 volumes concerning Lincoln and the Civil War, Many authentic photos and newspapers of Lincoln and the Civil War, Two original copies of the only biography ever read and approved by Lincoln, A ten dollar check signed by Lincoln (located in the vault), Oak from the floor of Lincoln's Springfield law office, A section of Lincoln's original marble sarcophagus, A gavel made from a tree planted by Lincoln, & Several oil portraits of Lincoln." [2]

Notable alumni

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References

  1. ^ The Chattanoogan newspaper article: Fire Ruled Accidental In Which Southern Adventist Student Died
  • 2. Library Directors Welcome. http://library.southern.edu/services/view.php?id=47

See also

  • List of Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities
  • McKee Library

The following is a list of Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • SAUwiki is a wiki for Southern run by students
  • WSMC-FM is the radio station owned and operated by Southern Adventist University

  Results from FactBites:
 
Southern Adventist University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (415 words)
Southern's roots stem from the establishment of Graysville Academy in Graysville, Tennessee, in 1892.
Renamed Southern College of Seventh-day Adventists in 1982, the school became a university in 1996.
Southern is the largest undergraduate institution in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
9/11/2002 - Record Enrollment At Southern Adventist University - Student Scene - Chattanoogan.com (550 words)
Southern is prepared to accommodate a steady rise in attendance levels.
Southern continues to do the utmost to provide students with what they need to succeed in life and point them towards a life of service to others.
Southern Adventist University is part of the largest Protestant education system in the world.
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