Oakwood Accepts Huntsville Mayor's Walking Challenge 

Yesterday, the Healthy Campus Ambassadors accepted Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle's 100-mile Walking Challenge, issued by the Healthy Huntsville team. The Mayor's Challenge is a citywide effort to encourage people of all ages to add physical activity to their daily routines by walking at least 100 miles from September 1 to November 30. That's about one mile a day, and is something everyone can do. 

The "U" in Oakwood's "STAND OUT" campaign is for "Use physical activity," so accepting the Mayor's 100-mile Walking Challenge is a natural match. Regular physical activity has been shown to help control weight and lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and depression.
View the Health Ambassadors' acceptance video here. 
Psychological Sciences Hosts Consecration Service
by Naomi Coggs, student writer

"With complete consecration comes perfect peace," says author Watchman Nee.
The Department of Psychological Sciences held its yearly consecration service on August 28, in Green Hall. About 20 psychology students were in attendance as the department devoted itself to God and His use.
Psychology professor and chair, Martin Hodnett, Psy.D., explained the importance of consecration service to the Psychology Department, "Typically as we're studying psychological science, it's a discipline which requires not only a special calling, but also a certain level of commitment and seriousness. Not only in terms of a discipline, but also in personal discovery in finding God's not only calling on your life, but use for you in the field."
The Consecration served as the first event for the Psychology Club for the 2015-2016 school year. Students were encouraged with a word by Pastor Toussaint Williams, assistant pastor of Oakwood University Church, shown standing at the left. Others in the photo: (l-r) Camille Bell, La'Ker Kwamogi, Kiel Smith, Psychology Club Sponsor Carmen Bucknor, Ph.D., Brandi Batten, Zoe Winston-Cartwright and Tia Spence.
Eva B. Dykes Library Holds Open House
by Naomi Coggs, student writer 
On August 27, students were able to familiarize themselves with the Eva B. Dykes Library, staff, and its revamped services at an Open House. Although Eva B. Dykes Library has not had a physical change in over 40 years, campus librarians are embracing a new motto, "I am your librarian."
Library Director Paulette Johnson stated, "The 'I am your librarian' emphasis is to help reduce any anxiety students may have in using the library. Each librarian is paired with a department, and we want students to get to know the librarian for their department and make that librarian their first contact for research purposes."
Besides the addition of a new motto, the library has expanded many of their services. Electronic resources can be accessed anywhere around the world and helping aides are also available online, which is very convenient in a digital world. Oakwoodites can also expect more flexible hours. "The library opens at 7:30 a.m., 15 minutes earlier than before. This is to give students additional time to print out/copy papers, return overnight reserve book loans, and to be ready for their first class of the day, especially if that class is at 8:00 a.m.," explained Johnson.
Last week's Open House was lively and informative as students were served popcorn and snow cones, while playing a variety of games that tested their library knowledge including a scavenger hunt, and library jeopardy. 
Alumni Note

William C. Pergerson, II, '91a Seventh-day Adventist evangelist, died on August 27, in a fiery airplane crash at the airport in Battle Creek, Michigan, as he prepared for an evangelistic series. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, at the Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, Michigan. MORE



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Editor: George Johnson Jr. | Managing Editor: Debbe Millet | Copy Editor: Michele Solomon | Student Writer: Naomi Coggs | Student Photographer: Teymi Townsend