Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Forums Chat
Home > News > Post Content

Oakwood University Hosts the Adventist English Association Conference (220 hits)

by Maquisha Mullins, Ph.D., assistant director, Integrated Marketing & Public Relations

For the first time since the organization was established in 1968, the Adventist English Association (AEA) met on the campus of Oakwood University on Friday, June 21, 2019. The Department of English and Foreign Languages welcomed the international members of the AEA. Their activities at Oakwood were coordinated by Dr. Chandra Mountain, professor of English.

Approximately 70 percent of the attendees were first-time visitors to the campus. Jenny Nogales from Adventista de Bolivia said that “It is warm here, we were treated very kind.”

The conference location rotates through the Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities around the world and convenes only once every three years. This year’s AEA was unique because it was hosted jointly on both the campuses of Oakwood University and Southern Adventist University.

Monique Pittman, professor of English at Andrews University, a first-time visitor to Oakwood, commented, “I feel so welcomed and am eager to learn more about the history of the university.” She went on to mention how interested she was in the powerful role OU has, “…in taking the pain of the past and using it for inspiration.”

The morning began in the Moseley Chapel where President Pollard offered opening words that emphasized and celebrated the complexities of the English language. Dr. Ramona Hyman, chair of Oakwood's Department of English & Foreign Languages, initiated the celebration of the spoken word by sharing her work and encouraging OU professors and other attendees to share their favorite, or original poetry. The day also included walking tour around campus, a visit to the Clara Peterson-Rock Museum in the Eva B. Dykes Library, lunch and afternoon sessions in the Bradford Cleveland Brooks Leadership Center. The concluding moments on Oakwood's campus, before departing for Southern Adventist University, were spent in reflection at the historic slave cemetery.

Conference goers enjoyed the time spent on the sunshine-soaked campus of Oakwood University and look forward to another opportunity to return. The next AEA conference is scheduled for June 2022, and will be held in Peru.
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Wednesday, June 26th 2019 at 9:19PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Oakwood University Student Awarded Grant to Attend International Conference
Senator Doug Jones Identifies Oakwood University as Key to Huntsville's Economic Future
The Yolanda Adams Morning Show finds new home at Texas Southern University's KTSU 90.9 FM
Alabama State University Receives $499,968 Grant to Study the Common Cold
Wells Fargo Brings Career Opportunities to HBCU Grads and Professionals
Thurgood Marshall College Fund And Hennessy Select 10 HBCU Students For Inaugural Cohort Of Hennessy Fellows
Alcorn State University reforms speech codes, earns highest free speech rating from the FIRE
Houston universities, including Texas Southern University, team up to boost minorities in academia
Forward This Article Entry!
News Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
Latest Photos
>> more | add
Most Popular Bloggers
elly moss has logged 75243 blog subscribers!
tanisha laverne grant has logged 47870 blog subscribers!
>> more | add 
Latest Member Activity
ruby nash just posted a post entitled 'critical thinking'. 06:47AM
ruby nash just became a new member. 06:38AM
bonnie bailey just edited her profile. 03:10PM
bonnie bailey just became a new member. 03:05PM
les martin just became a new member. 06:21PM
victoria sedwick just edited her profile. 03:03PM
victoria sedwick just became a new member. 02:55PM
destiny foreman just edited her profile. 08:22AM
ramatu abdul hamid just became a new member. 10:44AM
taylor moore just became a new member. 12:45AM
jordan bryant just edited her profile. 08:47PM
jordan bryant just became a new member. 08:39PM
>> more | invite friends