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TODAY news for Thursday, November 10, 2005

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LLU centennial homecoming planned for November 11–13

A special event celebrating the founding of Loma Linda University is planned for this weekend, November 11 to 13, at Loma Linda University Drayson Center.

The weekend’s events will begin on Friday evening, November 11, with a program celebrating a century of global service at Loma Linda University and Loma Linda University Medical Center. Highlighting the evening will be a parade of nations where alumni, faculty, students, and employees will be recognized for their service.

On Sabbath morning, November 12, worship services will be led by longtime faculty members A. Graham Maxwell, PhD, and Louis Venden, PhD. During the worship services, mission activities of students, faculty, and alumni will be featured.

A special vespers program will begin at 3:30 p.m. This program will feature the activities of alumni throughout North America.

Concluding the Saturday events will be an evening program beginning at 7:00. The program will feature musical groups and vignettes depicting historical events during the past 100 years.

Concluding the weekend celebration will be a special brunch that will celebrate the contributions made by Loma Linda University alumni throughout the years.

“Loma Linda University is an institution of destiny since its beginning in 1905,” says Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, chancellor and chief executive officer of the University.

“Providential leading was evident in the purchase of the property and availability of funds received just in time to meet the commitments.

“Through every succeeding decade the institution has faced a diversity of challenges, and in every instance, God’s sustaining power has been evident.”

Dr. Hart notes that as Loma Linda University looks to the future, the institution remains rooted in its past.

“We maintain a commitment to mission-focused education and service,” Dr. Hart states. “It is a privilege for Loma Linda to impact the world with God’s love as the institution provides competent, compassionate health care both locally and globally.”

The University’s centennial homecoming follows Loma Linda University Medical Center’s centennial celebration held in Drayson Center during the weekend of October 14 to 16.

During that weekend, a special health care summit, hosted by Ruthita Fike, CEO and administrator, Loma Linda University Medical Center, focused on health care issues facing not only Loma Linda University Medical Center, but the nation in the 21st century.

Interested individuals are cordially invited to attend Loma Linda University centennial alumni weekend.

All of the events will be held in Drayson Center and are free of charge.

TODAY news for Thursday, November 10, 2005