From the Editor
Ending or Beginning?
Marine Biology student dissecting with Mr. Nobuhara
It’s back! Waves Gone By took a vacation along with me. Here we are again hoping to enlighten your day.
There are two ways to think about August. Some consider it the end of summer and all things related to summer. Others see it as a new beginning to a school year and all things related to a fresh start. Think about just how many people – children of all ages and adults – are somehow involved in the beginning of a new school year. That’s a lot of people!
The philosopher, Plato, once said, “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” It’s the start of ideas, creativity, processes and procedures beginning to take shape. There cannot be an ending if there is no beginning. If we take this one step further, perhaps you may even consider your days at MBA as the beginning to the rest of your life.
So let’s pretend that it’s January 1 and well — Happy New Year! everyone. Here’s to a fresh start and new beginnings!
Happy to be Serving You,
P.S. Please note the additions in the left column of the link to previous issues of Waves Gone By. We heard your requests and we have delivered. Also, our new alumni calendar is filled with the dates and places where we will be this year to catch up with all of you. Please plan to attend if we are going to be near where you live. See you there!
Where Land and Sea Unite to Inspire (Quote of the Month)
“If you don’t want to be there on the takeoff, you won’t be there on the landing.” — Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) 36th U.S. President
MBA Trivia Contest
Question for August 2009
Who handmade the front doors to the MBA Church?
Click on the graphic below for a larger view.
MBA Church Entrance Doors
Answer to June Trivia Question
Q: What is the name of the music hall?
A: Steinel Hall—named after Helen Steinel, MBA’s first music teacher. According to an article regarding the features of the new administration building that would open that fall, the May 1953 issue of The Helm reads, “Rapidly getting ready for the finishing touches is the music department, named Steinel Hall, including three studios, monitor’s lobby, over ten practice rooms, and many facilities, such as a public address system, a small auditorium for the musicians, etc.”
Winner: No winners for June.
In ancient times, a king decided to find and honor the greatest person among his subjects. A man of wealth and property was singled out. Another was praised for his healing powers; another for his wisdom and knowledge of the law. Still another was lauded for his business acumen. Many other successful people were brought back to the palace, and it became evident that the task of choosing the greatest would be difficult.
Finally, the last candidate stood before the king. It was a woman. Her hair was white. Her eyes shone with the light of knowledge, understanding, and love.
“Who is this?” asked the king. “What has she done?”
“You have seen and heard all the others,” said the king’s aide. “This is their teacher.”
The people applauded and the king came down from his throne to honor her.
If you give a man a fish, he will eat once.
If you teach a man to fish, he will eat for the rest of his life.
If you are thinking a year ahead, sow seed.
If you are thinking 10 years ahead, educate the people.
By sowing seed, you will harvest once.
By planting a tree, you will harvest tenfold.
By educating the people you will harvest one hundredfold.
|MBA Teachers of Excellence (as awarded by the Alumni Awards Foundation)
Humor: a keen perception of the ludicrous
They’re back! Church Bulletin Mishaps… (these sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services)
- The Rector will preach his farewell message after which the choir will sing: ‘Break Forth Into Joy.’
- At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be ‘What is Hell?’ Come early and listen to our choir practice.
- Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
- The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
- Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 pm – prayer and medication to follow.
- The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
Dr. Richard Hart, CEO, Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center (hospitals and university), will be our guest speaker at the 11 o’clock hour on April 24, 2010 during the 60th Anniversary Alumni Weekend. Dr. Hart is the parent of three MBA graduates. Click photo for bio.
|Dr. Richard Hart
- 78% of boarding school graduates say that they were very well prepared for the non-academic aspects of college life, such as independence, social life, and time management, compared to 36% of private day and 23% of public school students according to the recent study, The Truth About Boarding Schools
- April 22-25, 2010 60th Anniversary Alumni Weekend Make plans now to attend.
Pastor José Rojas, MBA 1978, Director of Volunteer Ministries, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, will be the commencement speaker for the May 30, 2010 graduation. Click photo for bio.
|Pastor José Rojas
- MBA opening enrollment is 210 as of today. School began August 10 and more students keep coming.
- Honor classes for next April’s 60th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend will be: 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005
90th Birthday Kathy Hixson, former MBA Dean of Girls
Send cards to:
c/o Marilyn Hixson Quiney
10080 Victoria Dr
Redding, CA 96001-9408
MBA’s Top 60 List
We’re almost to 60 of your favorite MBA memories in honor of MBA’s 60th Anniversary. I still need a few more to make 60. Then we’ll publish the list. Come on—think back—reminisce—send in those great remembrances. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send in your favorite memory and add it to our Top 60 list in celebration of MBA’s 60th Anniversary.