Fall semester classes started Aug. 21 at Southern Wesleyan University in Central. Faculty, staff and students marked the first day of class with a campus-wide convocation. Dr. Walt Sinnamon, dean of the university’s College of Arts and Sciences, addressed the students, asking them to be prepared to face real-world issues like drugs, corporate greed, ecological irresponsibility and terrorism. Faith in God compels Christians to seek solutions to the world’s problems, he said. Sinnamon is the 2007-2008 Faculty Member of the Year.