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TODAY news for Thursday, December 1, 2005

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LLU celebrates 100th anniversary

A parade of nations led off Loma Linda University’s centennial alumni weekend held at Drayson Center, November 11 to 13. Students, faculty, and returned missionaries carried the flags of approximately 100 nations during the ceremony.
President B. Lyn Behrens, MBBS, and chancellor Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH
Loma Linda University president B. Lyn Behrens, MBBS (left), and chancellor Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, welcome alumni, students, faculty, and community members to the weekend events. Approximately 2,000 individuals attended the weekend events.
Dr. Hart interviews Chandra and Charlie Baer, recently returned missionaries from Gimbie Adventist Hospital in Ethiopia. Other areas featured as representative of the institution’s global service included Russia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Loma Linda’s International Behavioral Health Trauma Team.
Hyveth Williams, DMin, and Randy Roberts, DMin
Campus Hill Church senior pastor Hyveth Williams, DMin (left), and Randy Roberts, DMin, senior pastor, University Church, extend greetings from the campus churches to attendees.
A. Graham Maxwell, PhD
A. Graham Maxwell, PhD, emeritus professor of New Testament, Faculty of Religion, presents the Sabbath morning lesson study, “God’s Mystery: The Universal Fellowship.”
Dr. Hart introduces deferred mission appointee program students.
Dr. Hart introduces a few of the more than 50 students in Loma Linda University and the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists deferred mission appointee program during Sabbath church services. Upon completion of residency programs, the students will be assigned to overseas mission stations.
Louis Venden, PhD, MDiv
Louis Venden, PhD, MDiv, emeritus professor of religion, and former director, Center for Spiritual Life & Wholeness, presents the Sabbath morning sermon, “From Grace to Glory.”
Gwen Foster, MPH, directs the Loma Linda University alumni choir
Loma Linda University’s alumni choir, directed by Gwen Foster, MPH, a 1977 graduate of the School of Public Health, present the morning’s anthem, “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”
Bashir Khazzan leads special music on Sabbath.
A group led by Bashir Khazzan (SPH 1977) performs special music during Sabbath afternoon’s Celebration of North American Service.
Wil Alexander interviews Ardis Beckner.
Ardis Beckner (GS 1964) is interviewed by Wil Alexander, PhD, professor of family medicine, School of Medicine, during the Sabbath afternoon program.
Brass Works musical group performing
Brass Works presents a mini concert during the Saturday evening events.
Brunch attendees during Centennial Weekend on November 13
The centennial weekend concluded with a brunch on Sunday morning, November 13. Here guests visit with friends prior to the beginning of the formal program.
Vice chancellor for research affairs Barry L. Taylor, PhD, and researchers
Vice chancellor for research affairs Barry L. Taylor, PhD (center), introduces Loma Linda researchers at the centennial brunch.

TODAY news for Thursday, December 1, 2005