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

GNTC Instructors Headline International Cybersecurity Month Webinar

Georgia Northwestern Technical College Computer Information Systems Program Director Dr. Dwight Watt and Georgia Northwestern Technical College Computer Technology Instructor Jill West spoke to information technology specialists around the globe on Oct. 11. It was part of the month-long international webinar series, “CyberFest 2018.” CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry ... (click for more)

Summerlin And Price Present At ACA Summit

Lee University’s Dr. Delia Price, assistant professor of education, and Dr. Donna Summerlin, chair of the Department of Language and Literature, presented at the annual Appalachian College Association Summit in Kingsport, Tn.  The summit brings together faculty, staff, and administrative leaders from across the ACA to engage in ongoing collaboration and share best practices ... (click for more)

City "Moves Away" From $4 Million Light Show On Walnut Street Bridge

The city is no longer pursuing a plan for a $4,050,000 light show on the Walnut Street Bridge. Dennis Malone, assistant city engineer, told City Council members on Tuesday, "We have moved away from that project." The council had earlier pulled capital funding that had been proposed for the "Ripples of Light" on the historic "walking bridge" that dates to 1891. “Ripples ... (click for more)

Developer Of Publix Grocery At St. Elmo To Go Before Variance Board

The developer of a planned Publix grocery in St. Elmo will go before the City Board of Zoning Appeals on Nov. 7 seeking three variances. Mike Price of MAP Engineers said the grocery has been working with community members to try to come up with an acceptable plan for the site where the former Mt. Vernon Restaurant and Pizza Hut are located. There has been controversy over ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Drivers, Please, Please Slow Down

It is  heart wrenching  to see all of these automobile accident deaths in Chattanooga. Two weeks ago six people lost their lives. Last week two lost their lives and now this week we have already had four deaths on our highways. The major factor in these accidents is speed. The faster you go the less time you have to react to a situation on the roadway. Plus ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vols: ‘Don’t Let Up’

The idea was hatched a couple of years ago. Some Tennessee football fanatic had gotten wind that an Oklahoma player had documented his baptism to havoc inside Neyland Stadium. Offensive lineman Ty Darlington was part of that 2015 double-overtime slugfest against the Vols and, afterwards, remembered OU’s 34-27 win – after being down by 17 points earlier – was an absolute “dissertation” ... (click for more)