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Adventist schools get health tick

Friday, July 21, 2017

If your child is likely to experience weight problems, and if you have the financial means, send them to a Seventh-day Adventist school. Students at these schools are less heavy than and less likely to become as heavy as other adolescents in Australia, a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study shows.

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Birdies help Eagles to bronze

Monday, July 10, 2017

Gold and silver medals in golf have helped Avondale equal its best result—third in per capita rankings—at the Eastern University Games.

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Go fund me . . . please

Monday, July 10, 2017

The quality of proposals pitched by students for new community services has inspired staff members at Avondale to more than double donations for the projects.

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Home-grown health guru’s new title

Friday, June 23, 2017

An academic whose prolific publications and competitive grants have given his infection control research national profile is the first to receive a professorship from Avondale.

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Leadership landslide

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Fewer teachers are willing to accept or even apply for leadership positions in Seventh-day Adventist schools, new research by Avondale Business School shows.

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Anywhere email now everywhere

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Email is intrusive but employees do not want restrictions placed on their use of it at home, research by Avondale Business School shows.

Text translated twice

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A textbook written by an Avondale lecturer to help share faith development with students has readers worldwide after being translated into Spanish and now Russian.

Strong schools; weak bullies

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A positive school climate significantly reduces the prevalence and the popularity of student peer bullying, doctoral research by an Avondale lecturer shows.

Students need your support

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Seventh-day Adventist students have positive perceptions of how home, church and school influences their faith development, research by an Avondale academic shows.

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Faithful creatives put people first

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The recipients of Manifest’s most prestigious award this year have used their acceptance speeches to show how relational networks build and benefit from digital discipleship.

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Faithful creativity in my own words: Part 2

Thursday, July 6, 2017

A pastor using Facebook to advocate for children and their families is one of two recipients of Manifest’s most prestigious award this year. Manifest Co-Convenor Brenton Stacey asks Pr Daron Pratt about his “personal pulpit.”

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Faithful creativity in my own words: Part 1

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A singer/songwriter making a living from her music is one of two recipients of Manifest’s most prestigious award this year. Manifest Co-Convenor Brenton Stacey asks Melissa Otto about her music and her ministry.

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Manifest supports digital disciples

Friday, June 23, 2017

The most prestigious award of an Avondale-led movement exploring, encouraging and celebrating faithful creativity will return at a conference for digital disciples next month.

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Adventist schools get health tick

Friday, July 21, 2017

If your child is likely to experience weight problems, and if you have the financial means, send them to a Seventh-day Adventist school. Students at these schools are less heavy than and less likely to become as heavy as other adolescents in Australia, a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study shows.

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Home-grown health guru’s new title

Friday, June 23, 2017

An academic whose prolific publications and competitive grants have given his infection control research national profile is the first to receive a professorship from Avondale.

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Antiseptic study to clean and clarify

Friday, March 24, 2017

An Avondale academic’s externally-funded study of antiseptic cleaning solutions may not only help prevent catheter-associated infections in hospitals but also change national guidelines.

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A scientific church?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

When it comes to health, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has been consistently on the forefront, but the church’s relationship with modern science has not always been so favourable.

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The food doctor

Friday, November 18, 2016

Sue Radd is an award-winning dietitian and now doctoral researcher. The published author and long-time food columnist has a new cookbook entitled Food As Medicine: Cooking For Your Best Health. Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown asks Radd about her work and about her passion for good nutrition.

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Go fund me . . . please

Monday, July 10, 2017

The quality of proposals pitched by students for new community services has inspired staff members at Avondale to more than double donations for the projects.

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A story about a toilet in Timor-Leste

Friday, December 16, 2016

Meet Amivi Naja Sousa. She lives in southern Timor-Leste. Her story is one of overcoming serious emotional and physical obstacles. And it is an inspirational one informed in part by a sanitation project and the visit of a short-term mission team.

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My MOTO mission

Friday, October 21, 2016

Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained enlightenment in Bodhgaya, a town in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. The Director of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Bihar, Pr Alex Dang, describes the region as the “graveyard of Christianity.” But I presented an evangelistic series with Alex at the AoZora school near Bodhgaya. The result: the planting of a Seventh-day Adventist church at the school.

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MOTO’s greater vision

Friday, October 21, 2016

A school that began under a tree is changing lives in one of India’s most impoverished states with support from alumni and friends of Avondale.

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More affordable mission

Monday, October 10, 2016

A new dollar-match scheme between a humanitarian agency and Avondale that has halved fundraising costs for overseas trips should see more students in mission.

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Songbook a step up for Promise

Friday, May 5, 2017

A first commissioning and six original compositions mark the musical maturity of an Avondale vocal ensemble as it celebrates the launch of a fifth album.

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A cappella return reveals vocal ensemble’s mission

Friday, May 5, 2017

In listening to the latest release from Avondale College of Higher Education vocal ensemble The Promise, one feels granted an opening into the true heart of its mission: a pursuit of musical excellence and a deep commitment to share the message of Jesus.

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Forgive To Live

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Bible teaches the importance of forgiveness for living faithfully and well, but what difference can forgiveness actually make in our lives, spiritually, emotionally and even physically? As an experienced pastor, counsellor and healthcare administrator, Dr Dick Tibbits decided to find out.

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On Hard Quiz

Friday, December 2, 2016

Nathan Brown appeared on ABC TV this week. His goal: to make it to the final round of a quiz show so the host would ask him more questions about a classic series of fantasy novels. Why did he do it and how did he go?

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Go read, heed and feed

Monday, July 24, 2017

Discipleship is so important to spiritual life the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific now has a department to help ensure it remains so. The church’s Team Leader of Discipleship Ministries Dr Leigh Rice answers questions from Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown about discipleship and about the publication of discipleship books Mission Shift and Following Jesus.

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Bible heroines

Friday, July 14, 2017

Women in the Bible were secondary characters, even when they played pivotal roles in biblical stories. Right? After all, they’re “only” intentional mothers or bad girls made good—or not—or are merely in the right place at the right time. Wrong.

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More than a puzzle

Friday, June 23, 2017

A project as part of Nathan Brown’s continuing higher education prompted the Signs Publishing Book Editor to consider how providing a “right” answer about fundamental beliefs should not be considered an achievement in itself. “Rather that becomes a tool for living and loving better,” he writes.

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Reclaiming “radical”

Friday, June 9, 2017

Nathan Brown bought a T-shirt from a small Fair Trade-certified clothing and sports ball company. What did the experience teach him about being a better disciple of Jesus?

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My hand and foot fetish

Friday, June 2, 2017

“Accidental academic” Dr Carole Ferch-Johnson’s examination of the way the early church represented Christ and His mission through the media of human hands and feet has implications for how we should share the gospel. The Avondale College of Higher Education PhD graduate explains more in this interview.

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A class of many cultures

Friday, December 16, 2016

Five international academics helped teach a unit about literary movements of the 20th century this past semester thanks to an Avondale lecturer’s use of videoconferencing.

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Writers share readings with scholars

Friday, November 25, 2016

An anthology featuring student and professional work has been dedicated to the poet whose collaboration with an Avondale academic led to a national award for innovative teaching.

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Ytravel and not share the adventure?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Endless sunburnt dunes pass by as a bus speeds through the outback. Cramp creeps up a crouched leg on a boat in the Mekong River. And children play saxophones slightly off tempo in a cringeworthy performance on a crowded train in Berlin. These scenes from Avondale’s Ytravel blog give us a sense of adventure and the students who write it the fundamentals of freelancing.

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Research granted

Friday, June 24, 2016

Avondale is the only private higher education provider to receive one of this year’s most competitive government grants, which it will use to improve student engagement.

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Wellbeing a focus for life

Thursday, May 5, 2016

An innovative class may not only increase the emotional intelligence and wellbeing of students at Avondale but also of those whom the students will teach.

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