This past week the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) community has been grieving the loss of the adult son of faculty members. As such, this unfortunate occasion provides AIIAS the opportunity to affirm the hope in the soon coming of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of the dead as well as other beliefs and statements of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
On October 20 – 21, 2014, 216 professionals gathered for the 15th AIIAS International Conference on Business, Education, and Public Health themed “Connectedness: Human Relations, Learning, and Wellness.” The presenters included internationally-known scholars, faculty members from AIIAS, and graduate students. Dr. James Tucker from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Dr. Jimmy Kijai from Andrews University graced the occassion as the keynote speakers.
The three-day 17th AIIAS Annual Theological Forum themed “Asian Faces of Adventist Mission” was held on AIIAS campus from October 30 – November 1. Each year the forum brings scholars as well as church workers from national and international destinations to discuss relevant topics. This year, the 220 attendees were theology students, pastors, professors, and ministerial directors.
The AIIAS Student Association (SA) hosted the 2014 cultural night themed “Hospitality Beyond Borders” on November 16, 2014. The current student body is representative of 78 countries and some countries join together in communities. Various countries and communities show pieces of their home culture through song, dance, and/or short plays.