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Southwestern Adventist University is a liberal arts university located in the city of Keene, in Johnson County, Texas, about an hour south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Southwestern is one of 18 colleges and universities in North America operated by the church. 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. ... Keene is a city located in Johnson County, Texas. ... Johnson County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Official language(s) None See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...      Nickname: Big D Location in the state of Texas Country United States State Texas Counties Dallas, Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall Mayor Laura Miller Area    - City 997. ... Nickname: Cowtown Motto: Where the West Begins Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Tarrant and Denton Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area    - City 774. ... The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex encompasses the metropolitan divisions of Dallas–Plano–Irving and Fort Worth–Arlington, within the U.S. state of Texas. ... Seventh-day Adventist Churchs logo The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Christian denomination which, as its name suggests, is best known for its teaching that Saturday, the seventh day of the week, is the Sabbath and that the second advent of Jesus Christ is imminent. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...

Southwestern Adventist University
(SWAU)

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Motto Educating minds. Strengthening spirits.
Established 1893
Type Private
President Dr. Eric Anderson
Dean David Knight
Staff 115
Undergraduates 900
Postgraduates 30

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Hispanic: 23%


African America: 19%


Asian/Pacific Islander: 8%


Native American: 1%

Other: 8%
Location Keene, Texas, USA
Address 100 West Hillcrest Drive, Keene, TX 76059
Telephone (817) 645-3921
Student/Faculty Ratio 15:1
Colors PMS202 burgundy and PMS115 Gold
Nickname SWAU
Mascot Knight
Affiliations Seventh-day Adventist Church
Website Official Website
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Keene is a city located in Johnson County, Texas. ... Official language(s) None See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Image File history File linksMetadata PMS202. ... Image File history File linksMetadata PMS115. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... A mascot, originally a fetish-like term for any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring luck, is now something—typically an animal or human character—used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot... Seventh-day Adventist Churchs logo The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Christian denomination which, as its name suggests, is best known for its teaching that Saturday, the seventh day of the week, is the Sabbath and that the second advent of Jesus Christ is imminent. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Image File history File links Logo_2. ...

History

In 1892, Seventh-day Adventists living near Dallas chose a committee to locate property for a school in Johnson County. The committee members personally financed the purchase of 800 acres, five miles east of Cleburne, for $8,000.


On January, 6, 1894, a school building was completed. It doubled as a church which was organized with 67 members. The next day, school opened with 56 students in all grades. The enrollment soon increased to 90 as other families moved to the new town soon to be named Keene.


December 20, 1902 was an important day in Keene as the first train pulled into town. Local citizens had raised $3,000 to get a passenger train on the 10-mil stretch from Cleburne to Egan. The new railroad had one stop, Keene’s little depot. The train, operated by a steam engine called Old Betsy had a coal car, wooden baggage car and passenger coach. It served as the primary means of transportation for 20 years. Old Betsy is now the name of Keene’s main street, which follows the route of the original railroad track.


In the late 1800s, a group of pioneers acted on their conviction that classroom learning and work experience compliment each other to make a quality education. The result, Southwestern Adventist University was founded in 1893 as Keene Industrial Academy. Junior college level work was first offered in 1916 and the name was changed to Southwestern Junior College. The name was changed to Southwestern Union College in 1963. In 1977, the college was renamed Southwestern Adventist College. Graduate level work was first offered in 1987; nine years later the institution changed its name to Southwestern Adventist University. The University has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1958; first as a Level I institution (associate degrees), then in 1970 as a Level II institution (baccalaureate degrees), and since 1989 as a Level III institution (graduate degrees).


Accreditation

Southwestern Adventist University was founded in 1893 as Keene Industrial Academy. Junior college level work was first offered in 1916 and the name was changed to Southwestern Junior College. In anticipation of offering baccalaureate work, the name was changed to Southwestern Union College in 1963. The first bachelor level classes were offered in 1967. In 1977, the college was renamed Southwestern Adventist College, reflecting its denominational affiliation. Graduate level work was begun in 1987; nine years later the institution changed its name to Southwestern Adventist University. The University has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1958; first as a Level I institution (associate degrees), then in 1970 as a Level II (baccalaureate degrees), and since 1989 as a Level III institution (graduate degrees)


Southwestern Adventist University is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award: Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees.


In addition, the University is currently accredited by the following accrediting bodies:

  • Council on Social Work Education
  • General Conference Accrediting Association of SDA Schools, Colleges, and Universities
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
  • National League for Nursing

The University is a member of the following:

  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas
  • Association of Texas Colleges and Universities

The university also hosts a local research center of the Ellen G. White Estate. The Ellen G. White Estate, Inc. ...


Mission

The mission of Southwestern Adventist University is to offer quality higher education in a Christ-centered environment.


See also

  • List of Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities

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

External links


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