News Briefs for June 21, 2019

News reports from Loma Linda University Medical Center, Southern Adventist University, Walla Walla University, Union College and Southwestern Adventist University

The Diabetes Treatment Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center was recently recognized as a quality diabetes prevention program by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A Loma Linda University Health news report states that the recognition “affirms the center’s ability to help patients make lifestyle changes designed to help them lose weight, reduce blood glucose levels and control triglycerides and cholesterol.”

“The whole person care model we’ve been able to promote has been incredible,” said Holly Craig-Buckholtz, manager of the Diabetes Treatment Center. “We love being a part of something that changes lives right before our eyes.”

Over 150 high school students visited the campus of Southern Adventist University this week for the 2019 Academic Summer Camps that allow students to learn about different careers and get some experience. The camps this year included Photography, Automotive Repair and Vegetarian Culinary Arts.

From a Walla Walla University news story – The Walla Walla University Symphony Orchestra will perform in the Viennese Masters Invitational Orchestra Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 21 at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra will start the concert with the Academic Festival Overture by Johannes Brahms. Jinhyang Park, WWU assistant professor of music, will play the second movement of the Grieg Piano Concerto, and the orchestra will follow that piece with a performance of the Finale from the Symphony No. 1 in G minor by Vasily Kalinnikov.

The National Council on Teacher Quality has named the education program at Union College one of the nation’s top teacher prep programs. “I’m glad we have a national organization confirming what we hear from the field about how well-trained our teachers are in practical skills and how they show an above-average ability to serve in multi-grade classrooms,” said Union president, Vinita Sauder, commenting on the recognition.

Southwestern Adventist University Singers toured Spain and Portugal on their annual music tour last month. The group of 34 singers performed at a number of churches, as well as at a choral festival in Aveiro, Portugal.