Southern Adventist University Presents E.A. Anderson Lecture Series For 50th Year

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Beginning on Jan. 22, Southern Adventist University will present its 50th annual E.A. Anderson Lecture Series. Hosted by the School of Business, it features guest speakers who share rich elements of the business world, providing a broader understanding to students, faculty, staff, and community members alike, said officials. The lectures are open to the public, and continuing education credit is offered. 

The series was established with and in honor of Eugene A. Anderson, a successful businessman in Atlanta, who was supportive of Southern, serving on its Board of Trustees and making substantial monetary contributions. In 1977, Mr. Anderson was designated as the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Georgia Business and Industry Association. His continued success led to conferral of the Presidential “E” Award from President Ronald Reagan in 1987 for Mr. Anderson’s contributions to American foreign trade. The “E” award was created by executive order of President John F. Kennedy “to afford suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase United States exports.” 

The E.A. Anderson lectures will be held most Mondays from Jan. 22-April 2 at 7 p.m. in Brock Hall, room 3205, on the university’s campus in Collegedale. The first talk features Evie VandeVere, first women’s ministries director in the Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and wife of the late Wayne VandeVere, chair of Southern’s business department when the lecture series was founded 50 years ago. 

For a complete schedule of the lectures, visit

Cleveland City Schools' Activities For Week Of Jan. 22

Cleveland High School Student Government Association celebrates Winter Week ! Each day this week will be a themed dress up day including Ugly Sweater Day & Family Flannel Photo Day. The week culminates with a Winter Dance on Saturday night. For more information contact Michelle Harden, .   Cleveland High School invites you ... (click for more)

Hamilton Star, McCallie Alum Chris Lee Visits McCallie School Monday

McCallie School alumnus Chris Lee '13, one of the stars of the Chicago production of the hit musical "Hamilton," will be visiting Chattanooga to speak to McCallie students on Monday morning.  Since September 2016, Mr. Lee has has performed duel role of Marquis de LaFayette/Thomas Jefferson in the Chicago cast after he was cast in the role while still a student at Belmont ... (click for more)

Prosecutor Says Brewer Was Driving 80 And Was High On Meth At Time Of Horrific Wreck At Ooltewah Exit; Defense Says There Is No Evidence Of Intoxication

A prosecutor on Monday told a Criminal Court jury from Nashville that Benjamin Scott Brewer Brewer was driving 80 mph, was high on meth and never hit his brakes when he caused an horrific wreck on June 25, 2015, at the Ooltewah exit of I-75. Crystle Carrior asked the jury to find Brewer guilty of six counts of vehicular homicide by intoxication, four counts of reckless aggravated ... (click for more)

2 Top Officials Leave Administration Of Sheriff Eric Watson

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson on Sunday announced the resignations of Chief Deputy Brian Smith and Director of Administrations Arnold Botts. He said they "served with distinction for the past four years." The Sheriff's Office said, "Smith notified Sheriff Watson that he is exploring business opportunities in the private sector, while Botts mentioned the timing was right ... (click for more)

General Bell: This Government Shutdown Is Outrageous - And Response

The day before yesterday two Army Apache Attack Helicopter pilots were killed in a crash during training at Fort Irwin, Ca.  The pilots and their unit were preparing for a future deployment to combat operations.    As a result of the government shutdown, none of the spouses or families of these pilots will receive a dime from the United States Government in immediate ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Rebranding & ‘Culture’

My grandfather, who ran several very successful businesses, was a very astute fellow. I can’t tell you how many times he said, “The worst thing any salesman who calls on a business can say is, ‘I am here to save you some money.’ That’s not true -- In every instance they are in front of you hoping to make some money for themselves, else they would have never come by.” Another ... (click for more)