Electronics Recycling Event at Andrews University

Andrews University, in partnership with Green Earth Electronics Recycling, will hold its biannual electronics recycling event on Wednesday, April 22, from 3–7 p.m. Community members, businesses and residents from the surrounding communities are encouraged to recycle their unwanted electronic items at the Transportation building on the Andrews campus.

Accepted items include computers, laptops, smart phones, monitors, TVs, telephones, cameras, DVD players, cords/cables, printers, toner cartridges, cell phones, refrigerators, air conditioners, appliances and any other electronic items or items with a cord.

A hazardous waste fee will be collected for CRT monitors ($5) and tube TVs ($10). All other items are recycled free of charge. Thin monitors and TVs (LCD and plasma) are free to recycle.

All hard drives are wiped according to Department of Defense specifications or shredded. Businesses are encouraged to pre-register by emailing pickup@GreenEarth1.com or calling 269-326-1232.

Efficiency UNITED will be partnering with Green Earth and offering rebate incentives to customers of a participating utility provider (Indiana Michigan Power, South Haven Public Works, Dowagiac Electric) when they recycle a working refrigerator, freezer, dehumidifier or room air conditioner (AC). There is a $50 rebate for working refrigerators and freezers/$15 rebate for working dehumidifiers and room AC units.

Green Earth Electronics Recycling is headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, and is focused on keeping unwanted electronics out of landfills by using the best practices in information destruction and recycling. They are a registered recycler with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and services include corporate and institutional pickups and community drop-off events. For more information about Green Earth visit GreenEarth1.com or email pickup@GreenEarth1.com.

Any Andrews University departments wishing to participate are asked to please contact Information Technology Services to have items picked up prior to the event.


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Friday, April 24, 2015

Ameriprise Financial Seminar

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
12 p.m.
Ad Building, Room 306

Ameriprise Financial invites you to join us for a special seminar, Why a Roth IRA, Why Now? Hosted and presented by Kim D Wooden, CPA, MBA with Ameriprise Financial

Find out which factors to consider before choosing a Roth Conversion. During this complimentary, informative seminar you will learn how to:

  • Cut through the clutter and decide if a Roth IRA conversion is right for you
  • Understand the value of balancing taxable with tax-free income in retirement
  • Take full advantage of all the benefits of a Roth conversion while avoiding common pitfalls

Space is limited. Please call 269-687-2500 to make a reservation

This is an informational seminar. There is no cost or obligation.

Spring 2015 Graduation Weekend Events

Andrews University’s Spring Commencement is scheduled for the weekend of May 1–3, 2015. Graduation weekend events begin Friday evening with the Consecration Service in Pioneer Memorial Church and will continue with the Baccalaureate church services, Sabbath afternoon certification and dedication services, Sabbath Vespers, the President’s Reception and finally, three commencement services on Sunday, May 3.

Susan P. Zork, assistant professor of religion, will offer the Consecration address titled, “Where Conventional Wisdom Fails” on Friday, May 1, at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, May 2, Juan R. Prestol-Puesán will present the Baccalaureate address titled, “Who Do You Say That I Am?” He will speak for both services at 9 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. at Pioneer Memorial Church.

Prestol-Puesán is undertreasurer for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and a lifelong financial officer of the Seventh-day Adventist Church with more than four decades of experience. He was educated in Antillean Adventist University, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and Andrews University, and will receive his PhD in leadership from Andrews University this weekend. His current responsibilities include providing financial leadership to educational institutions, publishing houses, and church entities, as well as mentoring many Adventist financial leaders in the United States of America and abroad.

Additional departmental services are planned for Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2. The School of Business Administration will have an Ethics Oath Ceremony in Garber Auditorium of Chan Shun Hall on Friday at 11 a.m. The Teacher Dedication Service will be at 5 p.m. on Friday in the chapel of Andrews Academy. On Saturday, May 2, many departmental recognition services are scheduled. At 4 p.m., the Seminary Dedication Service will take place in the Seminary Chapel and the Department of Nursing Pinning will be held in Pioneer Memorial Church. The Department of Religion & Biblical Languages Senior Dedication is in Newbold Auditorium of Buller Hall at 5 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. the Department of Social Work Recognition Service will be in the University Towers Auditorium. The Department of Public Health & Wellness Dedication Service and Reception is at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Howard Performing Arts Center. The Open House for Architecture Graduates will also take place at 6 p.m. in the School of Architecture, Art & Design Resource Center.

A Sabbath Vespers tribute to parents, faculty and students will be held at Pioneer Memorial Church at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Immediately after vespers (approximately 9:15 p.m.), the President’s Reception for graduates and their families will take place in the Great Lakes Room at the Campus Center.

On Sunday, May 3, Humberto M. Rasi, Special Projects, Department of Education, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, will be the speaker for the first and third Commencement services at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. His address is titled, “On the Road to Success.” Rasi will be the candidate for an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, which will be presented during the 8:30 a.m. service. at Pioneer Memorial Church.

Rasi has supported the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for almost 60 years as teacher, author, editor and educational administrator. Born and educated in Argentina, he completed a doctoral degree in Latin American literature and history at Stanford University in 1971. During 1975–76 he participated in a postdoctoral seminar at Johns Hopkins University where he focused on the work of Hispanic writers Miguel de Unamuno and Jorge Luis Borges.

Martin Doblmeier, founder and president of Journey Films, will present “Through the Lens of Faith” for the 11 a.m. service for the College of Arts & Sciences. He is also the candidate for an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

Journey Films is a film and television production company in Alexandria, Virginia with a focus on religion, faith and spirituality. Doblmeier holds degrees in religious studies, broadcast journalism, and an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts. He has received an Emmy and is a three-time winner at the U.S./International Film Festival and a six-time winner of the prestigious Gabriel Award for best film on a topic of religion in America.

Commencement seating is by ticket only. A live streaming link will be provided at andrews.edu/graduation on the day of Commencement, Sunday, May 3. For more information and/or a full schedule of events, visit andrews.edu/graduation.

Filmmaker Martin Doblmeier to Speak at Commencement

Martin Doblmeier, founder and president of Journey Films, will speak at the Andrews University College of Arts & Sciences Commencement on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at 11 a.m. in Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University. He is also the candidate for an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, which will be presented to him during the ceremony. Journey Films is a film and television production company in Alexandria, Virginia with a focus on religion, faith and spirituality.

Doblmeier holds degrees in religious studies, broadcast journalism, and an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts. He has received an Emmy and is a three-time winner at the U.S./International Film Festival and a six-time winner of the prestigious Gabriel Award for best film on a topic of religion in America.

He has produced more than 30 award-winning films that have aired mostly on PBS but also on ABC, NBC and the History Channel. Doblmeier has filmed in more than 50 countries and profiled numerous Nobel Prize winners, leading religious figures and heads of state.

His documentary productions include the acclaimed, best-selling films: “BONHOEFFER,” a documentary film that broke box office records in many cities and tells the story of the German theologian and Nazi resister, Dietrich Bonhoeffer; “The Power of Forgiveness,” a documentary that explores through seven stories how various faith traditions and health sciences are convening around the topic of forgiveness; and The ADVENTISTS Trilogy—three films for PBS that tell the story of Seventh-day Adventists. The Trilogy has been seen in more than 20 countries around the world.

Doblmeier is currently in production for CHAPLAINS, a two-hour documentary for PBS that will profile eight chaplains from various faith traditions working in different professions as a witness to their faith.

Buchanan Church Service for April 25

Buchanan Seventh-day Adventist
3115 Niles Buchanan Rd
Buchanan, Michigan

Speaker: Dr. Harvey Burnett

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Service: 10:50 a.m.

www.buchanansdachurch.org

 

 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Graduation Weekend at Dining Services

Dining Services hours for May Graduation Weekend 2015 will be as follows:

Terrace Café

Friday, May 1   11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Sabbath, May 2  12:30–2:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 3  10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Gazebo

Friday, May 1   8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sabbath, May 2   6–8 p.m.
Sunday, May 3   12–7 p.m.

For more information on services, pricing, etc.. please visit our "Graduation Weekend" page at http://bit.ly/1fbqU2C.

Seven Amazing Days

Featuring Jaime Jorge & Rich Aguilera

Friday, May 8, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

Please join us for this free benefit event celebrating Creation week. Enjoy the music of internationally acclaimed violinist Jaime Jorge, and Rich Aguilera, the "Mud Guy" from Guide Magazine and 3ABN. Together with music and special effects, you will be wowed and amazed at this unique and creative look at the most amazing seven days in the history of our planet. This event is great for the whole family!

Resources will also be available in the lobby after the event.

Graduate Communication Program Updated

The Andrews University Department of Communication has made changes and improvements to the Master of Arts in Communication program, including renovating a studio, revising the curriculum, reducing the tuition by 45 percent, and updating online course enrollment options. The Department of Communication is committed to providing quality education and the changes that are being made to improve and strengthen the program will go into effect beginning fall 2015.

 

Students will now be able to complete the MA in Communication with 33 credits instead of the previous 40. The reduction will allow students to complete the degree in less than two years at a lower cost. In addition, students will also automatically receive a 45 percent tuition discount on graduate Communication course work for the next two years.

The department has also added a live synchronous online option that allows students some flexibility in location. Concentrations such as communication management, international communication and interdisciplinary communication are available, but not required. Finally, a dual degree option is available with a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Communication. This program is designed to take three and a half to four years and has two optional Communication concentrations: media ministry or interdisciplinary communication.

The department has acquired and renovated a media center and studio facility. Furthermore, the program and curriculum have been revised to strengthen the research component of the program and add key courses to the curriculum. In addition, the goal for the 2015–16 school year is for all graduate faculty to have terminal degrees in communication or a closely related field.

“Our goal in making these changes,” said Rachel Williams-Smith, chair of the department, “is for several purposes:

  • To produce graduates who easily obtain jobs and careers in well-known and respected organizations,
  • To produce graduates who can improve the effectiveness of Christian Adventist media programming in reaching young people,
  • To make the program as affordable as possible, and
  • To cultivate a departmental team of faculty experts who are well equipped to train the next generation of communicators.

We want to become the premier program option for students from both Adventist and public colleges and universities who wish to earn a master’s degree in Communication.”

To learn more about the Department of Communication, visit andrews.edu/communication or call 269-471-6314. To apply online, visit andrews.edu/apply.

Final Exam Schedule Changed

A request was made by AUSA and has been granted by Andrews University Administration to revamp the final exam schedule.

Morning exams will be shifted 30 minutes later in order to remove the 7:30 a.m. final exam start time. This will be effective this current semester and impacts classes which are scheduled to meet in the mornings. You may view the new final exam schedule online at https://www.andrews.edu/academics/exam_schedule.html

Students with four or more exams scheduled for one day should contact the dean of their school.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Love Stuff

Join us for “The Love Stuff” on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Neighbor To Neighbor. We will be stuffing "Bags of Love" for a foster care agency. We start at 5 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. It will be lots of fun.

Also, we are soliciting some items for our Bags of Love. We need 100 of each of the following items:

  • bath towels
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • body lotion
  • bar soap or body wash
  • deodorant.

New books and toys for children from ages 2–14 are also appreciated.

Berrien Springs Camera Club

FROM:            Berrien Springs Camera Club

CONTACT:    Madeline Johnston
                        471-1109
                      

            The monthly meeting of the Berrien Springs Camera Club will be on Wednesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Public Library at Cass (Old 31) and Union. May is the month for the final competition of the year, when prints and digital submissions that were judged acceptable or honored in competitions during the current season will be reviewed again by three judges, who will select the top five projected images and prints, in the categories of Nature and Open (everything else).

            The club’s season runs from September to June, with four competitions each year. Besides two special topics for each competition, three other categories are always acceptable: Nature, Portraits, and Open. The special topics for this season were as follows: for October: Marinas, and Rocks; for December: Neighborhoods, and Trees; for February: Abandoned Buildings, and Chocolate: and for April: Macro, and National Parks.

            Anyone is welcome to come and enjoy viewing the images, seeing how the club operates, and learning from the judging process. Refreshments will be served. One can also read more about the club and its activities at http://berrienspringscameraclub.blogspot.com

Final Installment of 2015 Winter-Spring Student Seminar Presentations

All are encouraged to attend ChemSem and hear Jasmine Griggs,  Swanieka Choy and Jordan Holzschuher present their topics on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 4:30pm in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Topics are:
Xanthum Gum: Harmful or Harmless?(Jasmine Griggs)

A Chemist View of Melanogenesis(Swanieka Choy)

Clozapine: A Miracle Antipsychotic (Jordan Holzschuher)

This is the sixth and final :) installment of our 2015 Winter-Spring Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry StudentSeminar Series. See the attached flyers for more speaker information.

For non-Andrews faculty, students and others wishing to attend:

There are directions given to Andrews at: http://www.andrews.edu/about/visiting/get_to_andrews.html

To get to the A-107 Halenz Hall:
Turn in at the J. N. Andrews Blvd. entrance.  Go pass the Security Gate House.  Make  right turn at the first intersection on to E Campus Circle Drive.   Then make a left turn at the next intersection (E Campus Circle Drive).  Make another left onto Administration Drive.  The Science Complex is the bldg on your left.  The Chemistry Dept. is on the side of the Science Complex (4270 Administration Drive) opposite the Bookstore parking lot.  You can park in the bookstore parking lot or the one straight ahead.  My Office # is A-323 Halenz Hall .... on the third floor of the Science Complex.

Teachers are encouraged to announce this seminar in their classes and/or forward this email to their classes.All are welcome to forward this email along to colleagues and friends.

Journey is Raising Funds to Perform at GC

A once-in-a-lifetime experience and you can be part of it! Journey has the opportunity to represent Andrews University at the 2015 General Conference in San Antonio, but we need your help to get there.

$5, $10, $15, $50, $100—whatever you can spare will help. You can send your donations to either paypal: payments@journeymi.com or www.gofundme.com/journeymi.

For more information contact Wanda Cantrell at 269-471-3264.

Retirement Celebration for Miroslav Kis

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: Seminary Commons

The Seminary invites you to join them in wishing Dr. Miroslav Kis well as he retires from 32 years of service to the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. This will be a come-and-go reception with a farewell program from 6–6:30 p.m.

PMC Offers Soup for Students

Andrews Career Services Directory

Career questions and concerns are common for all university students, especailly those who are toward the end of their college career. Andrews University offers many career services free to students that will help to prepare each one as they move forward into a chosen career.

On the Andrews campus, the career services are divided into two areas: Career Development and Career Placement. Each area covers certain aspects of establishing and finding a career and is provided by different departments.

Attached you will find further information on the services offered, and a directory of the different department representatives.

STUDENTS: Take Spring Course Surveys

It is once again time for students to rate their courses through course surveys. Course surveys provide the opportunity to give important (and anonymous) feedback to instructors on the effectiveness of the course.

Most courses will be surveyed electronically through our automated system, Class Climate. Email invitations for each course survey will be sent Monday morning, April 13. If the survey is not taken, reminders will be sent automatically every three days until April 24. A Certificate of Completion will be generated and emailed to you after each survey is submitted. This may be saved, and used as proof of completion if the instructor offers any type of incentive.

Thank you in advance for your participation. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Carroll in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at 269-471-3308 (assessment@andrews.edu).

Retirement Celebration for James Jeffery

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time: 3–5 p.m. (farewell program from 4–4:30 p.m.) 
Location: Badger & Hoosier Rooms, Campus Center

The School of Education invites you to join them in wishing Jim Jeffery well as he retires. Jeffery is retiring as the dean of the School of Education on July 1, 2015. He has been a valued colleague at the University for 16 years, with 13 of those as dean. During this 13-year tenure (the longest of any dean of the School of Education), he has led the school through multiple accreditations: NCATE, CACREP, NASP and various SPAs. The quality of the school, under his leadership, has been recognized by both accreditation teams (no areas for improvement in the last NCATE visit—a rare achievement) and by the state (Andrews was the top teacher training institution in Michigan for four years in a row).

Come celebrate his many years of service to Seventh-day Adventist education and Andrews University at his retirement reception.

This will be a come-and-go reception. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Join Caitlans for Graduation Brunch

Sunday, May 3, 2015
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Hosted at the Andrews Airpark

RSVP by May 1. Walk-in upon availability. View attachment for menu details.

Impact San Antonio During General Conference Session 2015

IMPACT SAN ANTONIO 2015. Imagine...A global Seventh-day Adventist young adult community together in 1 city for 10 days. During the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, young adults, ages 18-35, from all around the world will join together for Impact San Antonio, July 2-11 at the Marriott RiverCenter.  IMPACT is not a program, service, conference, summit or convention. It is a ten-day global experience for Seventh-day Adventist young adults for the purpose of investing in yourself, each other and the community. Worship, discipleship, fellowship and service to the community. Don't miss it!

www.impactsa2015.com
https://vimeo.com/122793075

Financial Security Seminar

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 4 p.m.
All Nations SDA Church Hall, 4259 East Snow Road, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Are you or your family financially secure? Yes or No? Come and hear a new and better way to manage your money and help your family be financially secure with Glynn S. W. Scott, BS (ACC & BUS-AD) and J. Richard Terrel, CPA of the Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Admission is free! Come early and get your questions answered.

***Glynn S. W. Scott, BS (ACC & BUS-AD) will also be speaking on the same day @ 11 a.m. at the same location.

For more information call 269-473-4400 or email anc.berrien@gmail.com.

Niles Westside for April 25

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

Speaker: Pastor Darrel le Roux

Our Living Jesus series continues this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Niles Adventist School gym, and this Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Niles Westside Adventist Church. See our Facebook page for more information.

Doctoral Defense for Ellen Rodrigues

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
12–2 p.m.
Griggs Hall Round Room

Ellen Nogueira Rodrigues will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD  in Curriculum and Instruction. Ellen Nogueira Rodrigues’ dissertation title is, “Curriculum Design and Language Learning: An Analysis of English Textbooks in Brazil.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

Ruth Murdoch Instrumental Spring Concert

May 7, 2015
7 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center


Ruth Murdoch Elementary School presents its instrumental spring concert under the direction of Byron Graves.

NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Ruth Murdoch Choral Spring Concert

May 13, 2015
7 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School presents its spring choral concert under the direction of Hector Flores.

NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Dedication of New Campus Flag Pole

Tuesday, April 21
5:30 p.m.
Campus Mall

The campus is invited to gather for the official dedication of the Class of 2015 class gift. They have donated funds to enhance the center flag plaza and replace the main campus flag pole.  

All are welcome to join the class president Jisun Ahn, members of the Class of 2015 and President Andreasen, for a few moments of dedication and appreciation.

Madagascar Flood Drive

The island of Madagascar was recently hit with a Tropical Cyclone and continues to experience severe flooding due to cotinued heavy rainfall. Over 100,000 have been affected and many more are now suffering from starvation due to the destruction of crops.

It has estimated that it would take at least three more months for the water to go down due to the lack of infrastructure to properly drain the water.

A group of Andrews University students will be traveling to Madagascar for a study tour this spring (leaving May 17). With them, the students will be taking items for the children, women and men who have been affected by the storm.

Please help us help them by donating any of the following items:

  • Basic necessities and toiletries (for all ages and gender)
  • School supplies
  • Water purifiers
  • Solar powered lanterns/flashlights
  • Clothing
  • Suitcases (to help transport the items)
  • Cash

Any donation will be a blessing!

Items may be dropped off at the Community & International  Development Program located in Buller Hall 203. For more information or if you would like to take part in the Study Tour please contact us at 269-471-6538 or cidp@andrews.edu.

Thank you!

AICER Presents Anna Piskozub

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) invites students, faculty and interested participants to attend a research symposium on Wednesday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m.

Presenter: Anna Piskozub, graduate services coordinator, School of Education, Andrews University

Topic: Exercise Motivators and Exercise Causality among Andrews University Students: A Correlational Study 

The purpose of this study was to identify the most important exercise motives that influence Andrews University undergraduate students’ choices and behaviors toward acquiring a more physically active lifestyle. A second purpose was to investigate whether Andrews University students were autonomous, controlled or impersonal in the regulation of their behavior toward exercise. Data collected from 316 undergraduate students was statistically analyzed by using descriptive statistics, bivariate and correlational analysis. Findings revealed significant exercise motivation predictor variables for three exercise causality orientation profiles: autonomous, control and impersonal. In addition, it exposed significant differences in the exercise motives and exercise causality orientation between the students from the School of Health Professions and other schools. 

Venue for face-to-face participants: Bell Hall, Room 013

Whether or not you are a registered Andrews students you can join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://andrews.zoom.us/j/986519485

Or join by phone:
    +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
    Meeting ID: 986 519 485
    International numbers available: https://andrews.zoom.us/zoomconference

Or join from a H.323/SIP room system:
    Dial: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)
    Meeting ID: 986 519 485

Monday, April 20, 2015

Free Health Seminar on April 25

Change Your Body and Brain One Bite at a Time
A Health Seminar on the Power of Nutrition on your Body and your Brain

Presenter: Evelyn Kissinger, MS, RD
When: Saturday April 25, 2015
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Where: Niles Philadelphia SDA Church, 1327 Broadway St., Niles, Michigan


Learn practical ways to change your body and brain one bite at a time. Sound principles & easy to follow strategies will help increase your energy, control your appetite, and move you to better health. You will learn how to read labels and make better choices to change your body and brain one bite at a time.

The seminar will include tips on
• How to eat more…..for your body and brain
• How to cut the cravings for sugar
• How to help stabilize blood sugar levels
• How to get more energy
• How to get on the path to reach and maintain your healthful weight

If you are trying to lose weight or challenged with hypertension, diabetes or other cardiovascular or health concerns, or if you just want to embrace a healthier lifestyle, you cannot miss this presentation.

Evelyn Kissinger is a registered dietitian and nutrition director of Lifestyle Matters with Michigan Conference. She speaks and teaches worldwide, and has been developing and implementing wellness programs, books, and teaching materials for over 30 years. She is co-author of "Simple Solutions," "Foods for Thought" and "Living Free: Finding Freedom from Habits that Hurt" and the author of "Change Your Body One Bite at a Time." She helps move people to their next level of health in an informative, enthusiastic and practical way.

This free health seminar is sponsored by Niles Philadelphia SDA Church Health Ministries.

Week in Pictures

Revive Vespers: What Revive is and Will Be

Friday, April 24, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Biology Amphitheater, Price Hall

Come worship with us this Friday at the last Revive vespers of the semester! We will be singing songs, hearing testimonies, and listening to a powerful devotional from Akeem James. You will not want to miss this week's vespers!

Co-curricular credit available.

Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

The Andrews University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Claudio Gonzalez, along with University Singers and University Chorale, under the direction of Stephen Zork, will perform their spring concert on Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Two main pieces by Dietrich Buxtehude and Felix Mendelssohn will be featured. The piece by Buxtehude is “Chaconne in E minor,” a classic work where harmonic reiterations are decorated by various melodic iterations.

“Hymn of Praise,” also known as Symphony-Cantata No. 2 “Lobgesang,” will have its grand debut in this concert as it has never been performed on this campus. This great musical work, written by Mendelssohn, was inspired by two transcendent musical pieces: Beethoven’s “9th Symphony,” and “St. Matthew’s Passion” by Johann Sebastian Bach. Mendelssohn therefore used the symphonic style, with the addition of chorus and solo voices.

Soloists for this concert will be Charles Reid, tenor, artist-in residence, associate professor of voice and voice area coordinator at Andrews University; Julia Lindsay, soprano; and Julie Reid, mezzo soprano, adjunct voice instructor at Andrews University.

This concert promises to be a continuation of Andrews University’s rich musical tradition. In the words of Gonzalez, “…With an important choral movement and dynamic orchestra program, we are proud to produce one of these works every year.”

Horn Museum Display of Ceramic Figurines

The Institute of Archaeology and Siegfried H. Horn Museum at Andrews University are proud to introduce the “Figurines of Tall Jalul” Exhibit. Recognized by Geraldine Fabrikant in the New York Times as a “coup,” the exhibit is being housed in the Madaba Plains Project Exhibit Hall of the museum. The 48 ceramic figurine fragments will be on display until April 30. The exhibit is open to the public on Saturdays from 3–5 p.m., and by appointment during the week.

The small yet significant exhibit is filled with ceramic figurines from the Late Iron Age II/Persian Period (8th–6th century BC). The artifacts are on loan from Jordan; which is quite a feat, considering that in recent decades countries that house remains of the ancient world have become determined to keep archaeological finds within their borders. This “Study Loan” was given for the purpose of further study in preparation for Andrews University’s forthcoming publication of their excavations at Tall Jalul, Jordan. Constance Gane, curator and associate director at the Horn Museum, was able to successfully negotiate the loan. According to Gane, “I believe one of the primary reasons we were able to negotiate this loan is due to the long term level of trust that has been developed between the leadership of Tall Jalul (particularly that of Director Randall Younker) and the Jordanian Antiquities Authority.”

Many of the ceramic figurines were excavated by Andrews University students from 1992–2012, during a University sponsored archaeological excavation at Tall Jalul in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Most of the artifacts are of male or female busts, including the mother breast-feeding her baby motif. There are also a number of partial horse and rider figurines. These artifacts give us insight into how these people lived during this time, hopefully giving us a better understanding of people in the biblical era.

The exhibit has gained a lot of attention in addition to the release by the Times, including coverage by several local newspapers and TV 46. Because of this, the museum has had a steady stream of visitors specifically for this exhibit. The museum also houses over 8,500 ancient Near-Eastern artifacts: not withstanding coins, pottery, sculptures, tools, weapons, figurines, jewelry, seals and glass vessels. The museum also sponsors a stellar lecture series, and houses over 3,000 ancient cuneiform tablets from Sumerian through Neo-Babylonian times.

To arrange an appointment to view the exhibit, please call 269-471-3273.

by Marcus Larivaux, IMC student writer
 

Eau Claire Church Service for April 25

Sabbath Speaker: Jiri Moskala
Sermon Title: The God of Jacob: Wrestling with God
Church Service 10:50 a.m.
Sabbath School  9:15 a.m.

Stroke Awareness Class


Stroke Awareness Class Scheduled for Niles, Coloma, and Benton Harbor

(ST. JOSEPH) – In honor of American Stroke Month, Lakeland Health is offering free “Stroke 101” classes this May. Participants will learn all about strokes, including risk factors, ways to decrease your risk, and the warning signs of stroke. The presentation will also discuss the importance of early treatment by calling 9-1-1.
                According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death and the leading preventable cause of disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and about 795,000 people have a stroke each year.  The good news is that stroke is largely preventable, treatable, and beatable.

 

Friday, May 1
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Salvation Army, Niles 
424 N. 15th Street

Tuesday, May 5
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
North Berrien Senior Center, Coloma
6648 Ryno Road

Tuesday, May 12
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Benton Harbor Public Library
213 E. Wall Street

Preregistration is required. To learn more or to register, call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544. Visit www.lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland Health on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.

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AU Bookstore De-Stress Event

Wednesday, April 22
1–3 p.m.

Stressing for finals? Come to the bookstore for a De-Stress event. Enjoy cookies, puzzles, paraffin hand dips, free gifts and more! Don't let finals stress you out.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

James White Library Extended Hours

Extended hours at the James White Library begin Sunday, April 19, and are as follows:

Sunday, April 19              1–11:30 p.m.
Mon–Thurs April 20–23    8 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
Friday, April 24                 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Sunday, April 26              1–11:30 p.m.
Mon–Thurs April 27–30   8 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
Friday, May 1                  8 a.m.–3 p.m.

The library will be closed to all patrons on Sunday, May 3, for graduation.

Intersession hours will begin on Monday, May 4, at 10 a.m. Intersession hours are Monday to Thursday, May 4–7, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.  Friday, May 8, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Regular hours resume Sunday, May 10, at 1 p.m.

G.P.S. Presents: "A Conversation With An Imam"

Location: Newbold Auditorium

Date: Saturday, April 18, 6 p.m.

Alternate Spring Break for Andrews Student

Lianne Wynne, a sophomore social work major, was recently invited to Washington D.C. to participate in an alternative spring break by United Way. The “Alternate Spring Break” program is sponsored in partnership with Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and provides an opportunity for 25 young women who are leaders from college campuses across the country to join together for a week of service and advocacy.

The week-long event was held in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, and afforded Wynne an opportunity to learn about and participate in events focused on critical issues for women such as human trafficking, STEM education for girls, women and girls’ health, women’s leadership and more.

Wynne, who is minoring in leadership, says that United Way’s Alternate Spring Break program was influential in helping her decide how to employ her talents and passions to empower women. Having previous experience with Girls On The Run and working with United Way of Southwest Michigan won her over.

“For a long time I’ve been trying to figure out what I wanted to do and what population I wanted to work with and it’s slowly coming to me. Several professors have told me that they believe I’d be great in advocacy and I’ve always ran away from it. I’m trying not to anymore. I’m becoming curious about my abilities in that area.”

As part of the program, Wynne got to spend time with other driven and brilliant college-aged women carrying out service projects and advocating for policy change on Capitol Hill. When asked what her favorite memories include she recalls, “having dynamic conversations with these brilliant girls from around the country and the world, and bonding with the program director, Lauri Valerio.”

“The most rewarding part would have to be getting a realistic, hands-on experience, even though it was in the smallest capacity, in advocacy. I have a better understanding of what it takes to effect change, and how long it can take. This was also great for me because, as a social work major, working in the realm of social policy and advocacy was something that I wanted to explore and find out if it was right for me. This experience made things a lot clearer and I have a more solid idea of what exactly I’m interested in.”

While Wynne fondly reminiscences about her experience, she also admits that it was largely a surprise to be selected for the program because of the limited number of annual participants.

“Alternate Spring Break wasn’t even on my radar until the day before the deadline. I was scrolling through Facebook and saw United Way out of the corner of my eye. When I looked it said something about spring break and I clicked it because I had worked with United Way doing research for Girls On the Run and I was just really curious. I read through it and thought that it sounded really awesome! When I started reading, it said that they would only select 25 women! I thought that was a small number compared to the many that might apply. I wasn’t so sure I’d be selected! But, I thought it wouldn’t hurt [to apply].”

Wynne brings an interesting perspective to her advocacy, and one that she thinks might have set her apart from other possible candidates. When asked what she thought was more important to empowering women, service or public policy, she chose service.

“I thought service was fundamental to informing public policy. From a social work perspective, being intimate with the issues at hand and practicing in communities allows us to experience firsthand whether or not these policies are effective. Sometimes things may be great on paper, but in practice they can be problematic. I also thought that service gives a more immediate effect with regards to observable change in the lives of these women…”

“So, long story short? I love the opportunity to be able to serve. I love being able to make someone’s life a little better, and this experience is definitely that opportunity. I want to cause and facilitate change! I want to get involved.”

By Samuel James Fry, IMC student writer

International Students Featured at Special Services

On Saturday, March 21, Andrews University held its annual International Student Sabbath at Pioneer Memorial Church. As the second most ethnically diverse national university in the United States, Andrews enjoys hosting students from 92 countries around the world.

Special services at 9 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. recognized the unique contribution these students make toward the Andrews experience. The Office of International Student Services & Programs (ISSP) presented videos, musical numbers and readings by international students.

One of the videos included clips of students from around the world offering a tiny glimpse into their experiences at Andrews. Comments included:

“It’s very diverse here, similar to where I’m from. I appreciate that.”
“I feel welcome on this campus.”
“It’s been a blessing to be a part of Andrews University and get to know people from all different parts of the world.”
“Being able to attend classes with and get to know people from around the world, I see things with new perspective.”
“Andrews University is open-minded. You get to see the world here.”

One student even gave a shout-out to ISSP in the video: “People here are warm no matter what the temperature, and the International Student Services staff are very supportive. They’re always checking in to make sure things are going alright.”

While Andrews may seem like a good home away from home for many international students, it’s not always easy being so far from the familiar. The video also highlighted some of the challenges students face coming from very different backgrounds and cultures to the U.S.

These challenges include weather, misunderstanding cultural norms, food, language, living arrangements—living with other people in the dorm—being lonely and missing home, conflicts between thoughts and ethics across cultural lines, among other things.

A second video featured personal experence stories from President Andreasen and Provost Luxton, both of whom arrived at Andrews as international citizens.

“I came here many years ago and was quite overwhelmed by what I found at Andrews,” began Andreasen. “Things are not the same here as they are in Denmark. I had to figure out how to find my classes and a place to live, figure out what to eat and how to make friends. I’d always attended a small church and this one is quite large. I enjoyed it, though, and was blessed by it. I hope that is your experience as well.”

During the Sabbath program, several students presented cultural elements from their own countries of origin. Kolia Afamasaga, Seminary student and a Samoan living in Australia, gave the congregational prayer.
“It was a privilege for me to represent my country,” he says. “I was able to display the Samoan Talking Chief role of speaking on behalf of his clan and village on an important occasion.”

Although Afamasaga chose to pray in English rather than his mother tongue, he still was glad to demonstrate his native culture before he began to pray.

Sonovia Mcfall, a first-year graduate student in speech-language pathology from The Bahamas, “felt honored to be used in whatever way possible to lift up the name of Jesus.”

“The purpose of International Student Sabbath is to celebrate the fact that we are created equally to worship our Creator God no matter our background,” says Robert Benjamin, director ISSP. “We add a beautiful variety to our worship experience that showcases our diversity, but focus on coming together as one people to give us a small taste of what heaven will be like.”

The provost shared her own great experience at Andrews, even as different as it is from her home in England. She spoke specifically about the positive worship experience and environment at Andrews.

“Particularly on a Sabbath like this, when we’re celebrating international students on our campus, it’s important to remember that God is at the center of what we do,” she said. “It doesn’t matter where we’re from, we’re of great value to God and therefore of great value to each other.”

Andreasen went on to share thoughts on how the Andrews experience removes the labels of “international” and “national” but instead creates an extended and expanded family.

“I like to imagine that students who graduate from Andrews and move on will never meet a stranger,” he said. “That they’ve learned to view other people as God’s children.”

Luxton concluded, “When we worship together, pray together and study together, we enrich each other because of our backgrounds, individualities and languages. That’s what it is to be at Andrews University.”

By Becky St. Clair, Media Communications Manager, Integrated Marketing & Communication

Student Movement seeks **Jeremy Phillip

The Student Movement is searching for a person who used the pseudonym Jeremy Phillip to write a letter to the editor that was published on November 4, 1992. 

They have some questions they would like to ask you for their upcoming centennial issue, out April 22.  If you are said person, please contact Joelle Arner at arner@andrews.edu.  

Your information will be kept confidential. 

Thank you!

Village Church Service for April 18

First Worship—8:30 a.m.
Second Worship—11:20 a.m.
Speaker—Gary Sudds
Sermon—"Keeping Our Eyes Fixed on Jesus"

Sabbath's sermon begins our Week of Prayer. Nightly meetings will begin Saturday, April 18, at 6:15 p.m. and the last meeting will be Friday, April  24.

Place—Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs MI
Contact person—Elizabeth Tan
Phone—471-7795

Wind Symphony Spring Concert

Sunday, April 19, 4 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

The Wind Symphony will perform a Michigan premier of "For Those Who Wait" by Gregory Youtz and "Connacht Rhapsody" by David Holsinger, both selections were jointly commissioned by Andrews University and other universities.

The program will also feature "March Grandioso" by Roland Seitz, Movement 5 from "English Dances, Set 2" by Malcom Arnold, Symphonic Highlights from “Frozen” arranged by Stephen Bulla, "Three Dances" from Henry VIII by Edward German. The program will also feature guest tuba soloist, Roger Lewis, performing "Introduction and Dance" by Ed. Barat and the unaccompanied 2nd Movement from "Sonata in A Moll for Flute" by C.P.E. Bach.

The AU Jazz Ensemble will also perform "Pecking Order" by Kris Berg, "Bling" by Andy Farber, and "Second Line" arr. by Victor L. Goins.

General admission is $5, student and senior admission is $3 and children under 12 are free. Purchase tickets online or call the Howard Center Box Office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Starter Plants for Sale

Andrews Student Gardens is offering spring starter plants for sale at Smith Hall from 8–10 a.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Crops include kale, swiss chard, mustard greens, collard greens, basil, oregano, sage, etc.

Eau Claire for April 18

Eau Claire SDA Church
6562 Naomi Road
Eau Claire, MI 49111

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  Something to Talk About

Church Service 10:50 am
Sabbath School  9:15 am

Farewell Reception for Brent Geraty

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 3–5 p.m.
Location: Howard Performing Arts Center Lobby

You are invited to join us to celebrate Brent’s 15 years of service to Andrews University as its legal counsel, corporation secretary, pre-law advisor and part-time faculty member in the Department of History & Political Science. For the past four and a half years, Brent also served as chair of the Andrews Academy Governing Board. He is the third generation of Geratys to serve Andrews University and Adventist education with distinction. Brent and his family are relocating to Southern California where he will serve as general counsel at the University of Redlands.

Come wish him and his family well at this come-and-go reception.

University Garden Plots 2015

Retirement Celebration for Bonnie Proctor

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Location: Administration Building, Room 307

The School of Graduate Studies & Research invites you to join them in wishing Bonnie Proctor well as she retires. Bonnie Proctor has been the dissertation secretary for Andrews University since 1991. Her dedication and service for the last 20+ years have been greatly appreciated and she will be missed.

This will be a come-and-go reception with a farewell program from 4–4:30 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

Faculty Brainstorming Session

Faculty: Are you passionate about professional development? Do you have ideas of activities that could enhance the professional development of faculty here on campus? Are you excited about the possibility of connecting with other faculty members as you continue to explore ways of enhancing the learning experience?

The Office of Human Resources, Department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum, and Effective Teaching and Learning Council invite you to a "come-and-go" brainstorming session during lunch on Tuesday, April 21, from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Lincoln Room at the Campus Center. You are invited to come and join us as we brainstorm ideas for faculty professional development for this coming year. 

RSVP by sending an email to training@andrews.edu, and be sure to include your name, ID#, email address, and the department where you teach.

Course Tune-Up Workshop for Faculty

Faculty: Kickstart your summer by revising one of your courses (online, blended, or face-to-face). This workshop is designed as a work session focusing on four areas: a needs assessment of your course, alignment of goals and learning activities, increasing interaction and engagement, and utilizing LearningHub enhancements.

The Course Tune-Up workshop will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015, from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Note: Remote adjunct faculty are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom.

To RSVP, please click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-faculty-workshop-tickets-16465209886.

PMC Family Vespers: Media on the Brain

Saturday, April 18
7:30 p.m.
PMC Youth Chapel
Guest speaker: Scott Ritsema

We see it all around us. Hollywood, popular music, TV, video gaming, spectator sports, e-relationships, and pornography are saturating the lives of God's proefssed people. But what does the latest science say about the mind-altering efects of 21st century media? And what is the spiritual agenda in the entertainment and advertising industries?

AU x ALTSO Thank You

On behalf of the AU Marathon Team and A Leg to Stand On (ALTSO), we want to thank you so much for your generous donations in support of our Marathon/Half Marathon on April 12. We were able to raise over $2,400 towards our fundraising goal! This will help nine children receive prosthetic devices who otherwise wouldn't be able to stand, let alone walk, and it's all because of you. On behalf of them, and of us, thank you!

Here is a link to a short video with pictures re-capping our marathon weekend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SOroYmFYj4

Thank you again!

AU x ALTSO Marathon Team

Here's a link to the full album of pictures, just in case you want to see more. http://sleighphotography.smugmug.com/AU-x-ALTSO-Marathon-Pictures/

Cuba Study Tour Report

Hear touching stories and see amazing pictures of the spring break 2015 Cuba mission trip at the Stevensville SDA Church on Sabbath April 25, at 11 a.m. See firsthand how God used our missionaries and their evangelistic efforts to reach the people of communist Cuba as well as how the bikes and tablets changed the lives of hundreds of people.

Presentation of Festschrift to George Knight

Dr. George R. Knight - Festschrift

Please join Andrews University for the presentation of a festschrift to George Knight in honor of his distinguished teaching, research, editorial and publishing career.

The recently released book, "Adventist Maverick: A Celebration of George Knight’s Contribution to Adventist Thought," is a collection of writings by colleagues and students who have come to highly respect Knight and his scholarship.

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 21, at 11:30 a.m. in the Seminary Chapel at Andrews University and will feature tributes by the editors and a response from Knight. A reception will follow in the Seminary Commons. All are welcome.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Week in Pictures

University Wind Symphony Spring Concert

The Andrews University Wind Symphony, directed by Alan Mitchell, will present their spring concert on Sunday, April 19, at 4 p.m., at the Howard Performing Arts Center. They will perform a Michigan premier of “For Those Who Wait” by Gregory Youtz and “Connacht Rhapsody” by David Holsinger. Both selections were jointly commissioned by Andrews University and other universities.

The program will also feature “March Grandioso” by Roland Seitz, Movement 5 from “English Dances, Set 2” by Malcom Arnold, Symphonic Highlights from “Frozen” arranged by Stephen Bulla, “Three Dances” from Henry VIII by Edward German. Guest tuba soloist, Roger Lewis, will be featured in “Introduction and Dance” by Ed. Barat and the unaccompanied 2nd Movement from “Sonata in A Moll for Flute” by C.P.E. Bach.

The Andrews University Jazz Ensemble will perform “Pecking Order” by Kris Berg, “Bling” by Andy Farber, and “Second Line” arranged by Victor L. Goins.

General admission is $5, student and senior admission is $3 and children under 12 are free. Purchase tickets online or call the Howard Center Box Office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Interdisciplinary Public Lecture

Speaker: Christopher R. Mwashinga
Location: Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall, Andrews University
Date: Saturday April 25, 2015
Time: 4–5:15 p.m.

The Tanzanian Club of Andrews University presents “Global South Christianity and Adventism: How should the Church respond” by Christopher R. Mwashinga.

Christopher R. Mwashinga is a PhD student in systematic theology at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. The concept of global south Christianity [also global south Adventism] describes some important trends in Christianity which in the coming decades will affect the makeup of Christianity in general and Adventism in particular, and how churches do their missional work. So, how should the Seventh-day Adventist church respond to these trends? Mwashinga will share some important insights on how the church should respond to this worldwide phenomenon.

Come one come all. Let’s start a conversation.

New Employee Orientation

The next New Employee Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, May 7, from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. New full-time (or part-time with benefits) employees need to RSVP to training@andrews.edu. Please be sure to include the employee's name, ID#, email address and department where they work. 

 

U.S. Flag at Half Mast April 15

Gov. Rick Snyder has joined President Barack Obama’s call for all United States flags to be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, April 15, as a day of remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln.

The day marks the 150th anniversary of the day the nation’s 16th president died.

“We do not lack for reminders of President Lincoln’s actions, which will live in our nation’s hearts for as long as we remain a strong and united country,” Snyder said. “Today we will remember the person—his dedication to what we should stand for and the courage to fight for it. Let us all pause today and reflect on President Lincoln’s vision for America and what we all can do moving forward in that spirit.

Revive Vespers: From Questions to Answers

Friday, April 17, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Biology Amphitheater/Price Hall

Do you have questions on forgiveness, unity and the church, prophecy, revival in light of the second coming, or the Laodicean church and how it applies to the church today? Join us for Revive Vespers this Friday as several of our speakers from this past school year will be answering questions on these topics? If you have a question on one of these topics, please text it to 269-422-7098.

Co-curricular credit available.

Joshua Martin Senior BFA Thesis

Tuesday, April 15, 2015
6 p.m.
Art & Design Gallery, Smith Hall

A photographic series focusing on the bodies of athletes, fashioned in editorial and fine art style. Understanding how various skin tones are shaped by light and shadow, whether they be static or in motion. 

Prints will be available for sale.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sitting is the New Smoking Intensive

The Institute for Prevention of Addictions Presents…“Sitting is the New Smoking”

Date: May 4–7, 2015
Time: Monday–Thursday
Location: Buller Hall 208

An intensive course for students to learn about the damage of sedentary lifestyles and the relationship to addiction.

Featuring Ernie Medina from Loma Linda University and presenters who are research, prevention and treatment experts.

Tuition cost same per credit hour as package rate. Will be videotaping, so can miss part of the week.

Academic credit available: Enroll for 1–3 academic credits through the Departments of Behavioral Sciences or Social Work. May attend for non-credit at $40 per day or CEUs available for $126/day.

BHSC 438-001 CRN (430)  (Behavioral Science majors, minors or General Education)
BHSC 648-001 CRN (431)  (Non-social work graduate students)
SOWK 438-001 CRN (364) (Social work students only)
SOWK 648-001 CRN (365) (Social work graduate students only)

For additional information email baltazar@andrews.edu.

Andrews Electronics Recycling Day

Wednesday, April 22, 3–7 p.m.
Transportation Building

Andrews University invites community members, businesses and residents from surrounding communities to recycle their unwanted electronic items at the University’s biannual electronics recycling event. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 22, from 3–7 p.m. at the Transportation building. In partnership with Andrews University, Green Earth Electronics Recycling will be operating the event.

Accepted items include computers, laptops, smart phones, monitors, TVs, telephones, cameras, DVD players, cords/cables, printers, toner cartridges, cell phones, refrigerators, air conditioners, appliances and any other electronic items or items with a cord.

A hazardous waste fee will be collected for CRT monitors ($5) and tube TVs ($10). All other items are recycled free of charge. Thin monitors and TVs (LCD and plasma) are free to recycle.

Any Andrews University departments wishing to participate are asked to please contact ITS to have items picked up prior to the event.

All hard drives are wiped to Department of Defense specifications or shredded. Businesses are encouraged to preregister by emailing pickup@greenearth1.com or calling 269-326-1232.

Efficiency UNITED will be in partnering with Green Earth and offering rebate incentives to customers of a participating utility provider (Indiana Michigan Power, South Haven Public Works, Dowagiac Electric) when they recycle a working refrigerator, freezer, dehumidifier, or room AC ($50 rebate for working refrigerators and freezers/$15 rebate for working dehumidifiers and room AC units).

Green Earth Electronics Recycling, headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, is a company whose focus is to keep unwanted electronics out of the landfill by using the best practices in information destruction and recycling. They are registered as a recycler with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Their services include corporate and institutional pickups as well as community drop-off events.

For more information please visit GreenEarth1.com or email pickup@GreenEarth1.com.

Michigan Maritime Museum March lecture

100 Years Brings New Thoughts on the Eastland Disaster

The Michigan Maritime Museum is proud to present the fourth lecture of their 2015 Lecture Series with speaker Michael McCarthy. McCarthy will be giving a lecture on the 1915 Eastland disaster titled after his book, "Ashes Under Water: The SS Eastland and the Shipwreck that Shook America," on Saturday, April 25, at 2 p.m.

This year marks the centennial of one of the nation's worst disasters, the 1915 sinking of the steamship Eastland in the Chicago River, with more passenger deaths than the Titanic. An astonishing 844 poor people perished on the Eastland—a ship still tied to its dock when it capsized.

For a century, the cause of the nearly forgotten tragedy had remained a mystery. McCarthy’s work offers a fresh, sinister explanation for the tragedy: that management neglected needed repairs to the stabilizing machinery of the ship.

Michael McCarthy, who learned to sail on Lake Michigan, is the author of "The Sun Farmer" and worked as a reporter and editor for the Wall Street Journal for 22 years. He lives in South Haven, Michigan.

McCarthy will be speaking on the Michigan Maritime Museum Campus. The lecture series will finish on the last Saturday of May. He will also be signing copies of his book at the event.

Admission is $8 for adults and $7 for seniors. There is no admission fee for Museum members. Light refreshments will be provided. Become a member and attend each additional lecture at no cost. It is the perfect time to become a member!

The Michigan Maritime Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Michigan Great Lakes waterways, maritime history, and culture. Located at the drawbridge in South Haven, the museum is a 501 (C3) organization and donations are tax deductible. For more information call 1-800-747-3810 or visit michiganmaritimemuseum.org.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Artwork by Mark Hunt Unveiled

Monday, April 13, 2015
3 p.m.
James White Library Lobby (Seminary collection side)

As part of the National Library Week Celebration, April 13–17, the James White Library will be unveiling the "Creation of Man" artwork by Mark Phillip Hunt. This piece of art is 64”x32", medium: hand etched granite and glass.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served, and you can enjoy great music as well.

Having the race talk

The first meeting of the Summit on Social Consciousness featured a panel of students, moderated by Michael Polite, associate campus chaplain. Debra Haight of the Herald-Palladium covered the event. Read more.

Trynchuk Violin Studio Recital

Sunday, April 19
7 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

Enjoy the performances of Carla Trynchuk's students in this violin studio recital.

McAndrew Voice Studio Recital

Sunday, April 19
3:30 p.m.
Hamel Hall, Room 304

Chamber Music Studio Recital

Sunday, April 19
11 a.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

Chamber musicians will perform in a studio recital.

Department of Music Assembly: Recital

Tuesday, April 14
11:30 a.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

Come enjoy a showcase of musical talent.

Junior Violin Recital: Hayden Leung

Monday, April 13
7:30 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

Come support Hayden Leung as she performs her junior violin recital.

The Amazing Grace Race

This Saturday afternoon, April 11, you are invited to enjoy a fun musical play performed by the children's choir organized out of the monthly Cactusville Children's Worship ministry. They will be presenting the musical play, "The Amazing Grace Race."

Forty children have been learning songs and memoraizing lines since January. These are children that are working to use their talents for the glory of God, come out and support them and cheer them on!

The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Andrews Academy Chapel.

 

Update from President Andreasen

Dear Friends:

As you prepare for the end of the school year, I want to update you about a concern that emerged around the time many of you left campus for spring break.

For those of you who may be unaware, Andrews University has come under criticism in several media outlets about its response to a request for an on-campus fundraising event.

Let me emphasize that as part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Andrews University is committed to help all of God’s children, regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation. This commitment clearly reflects the values of Christ and His calling.

The question of whether or not Andrews University views the needs of homeless LGBT youth as an important humanitarian cause is one that we can answer with a resounding “yes,” just as we believe Jesus would have responded.

We recognize the passion a number of our students have demonstrated in support of this issue. We believe that exploring the underlying causes of LGBT homelessness, along with other needs and concerns facing LGBT youth, is important for the University to consider.

Today I am sharing with you that we are committed to taking steps forward that will include careful study and the appointment of a taskforce that will help us gain greater understanding of this problem and propose helpful responses to the needs of these young people.

Further, we realize that these needs exist, in particular, because some Christian parents struggle with how to relate to their children as they identify and are honest about their orientation. This struggle sometimes leads to the tragedy of homelessness for LGBT youth.

We will keep you informed as we move forward on these issues, but in the meantime, an email address has been set up where you can send thoughts about the process or concerns that you’d like to have addressed. That address is suggestions@andrews.edu.

Niels-Erik Andreasen, President
 

Village Church Service for April 11

First Service: 8:30 a.m.
Title: "What Might Have Been"
Speaker: Pastor Ron Kelly

2nd Service: 11:20 a.m.
Education Sabbath—Service will be given by Village Adventist Elementary School students
Title: "Sea of Galilee"

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Andrews Receives $3,500 Grant from MDEQ

Andrews University was recently awarded a $3,500 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The grant will be used to update the University’s Wellhead Protection Plan (WHPP) for the groundwater areas that supply drinking water to the University.

Andrews, in cooperation with the MDEQ, has been involved in the Michigan WHPP for years. The primary purpose of participating in the plan is to protect groundwater and provide a clean uncontaminated water supply. By engaging in this voluntary program, Andrews is eligible for special grants from the state government for implementing different aspects of the program.

The task of maintaining a clean water supply is made easier because of the good relationship Andrews has with the City of Berrien Springs. Paul Elder, director for Facilities Management, says, “We have a benefit being close to the city, because we have two connections with the city to help us when we are down or vice versa. Last summer we renovated the water tower and had to drain our tower for a month. During this time we were able to open our connections to the city and make arrangements with their utilities maintenance department to allow Andrews University to use their water tower during our shutdown.”

The University has contracted with Fleis & VandenBrink, an environmental engineering firm, to provide professional guidance during the update. The firm will help to determine the best actions for preserving the groundwater supply, and assist with development of an updated Wellhead Protection Plan for Andrews University. This process should not cause any interruptions beyond what is caused by normal maintenance shutdowns on the system.

by Marcus Larivaux, student writer for Integrated Marketing & Communication

Horn Lectureship Series Features Undergraduate Students

The Horn Lectureship Series is proud to present: “Making a Future for our Past: Student Research at the Institute of Archaeology and the Siegfried Horn Archaeological Museum,” on Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the Seminary Chapel on the campus of Andrews University.

Robert D. Bates, PhD research associate for the Institute of Archaeology, and Andrews University students will be presenting ongoing research projects for the museum. The diverse projects included photographing artifacts, ceramic analysis, remodeling museum displays, serving as docents, correlating bones, scanning coins and creating archaeological illustrations.

The Horn Lectureship Series is presented by the Siegfried H. Horn Museum. This installment is a product of the hard work of undergraduate students who are taking general studies courses in history and behavioral sciences. For the past four years, these students have been privileged to participate in ongoing research at the Institute of Archaeology. Although most of the students were not archaeology or anthropology majors, they were given the unprecedented opportunity not only to handle ancient artifacts, but to study their history and context, along with making an important contribution to archaeology, history and even our understanding of the Bible. This type of research is usually limited to graduate students.

The Horn Museum already houses more than 8,500 ancient Near-Eastern artifacts, including coins, pottery, sculptures, tools, weapons, figurines, jewelry, seals and glass vessels, among a myriad of other artifacts. The students added to this body of research, gaining hands-on experience by engaging in artifact examination from the Early Bronze Age to the Late Ottoman period.

As of today, nearly 300 undergraduate and high school students have participated in this program, including students from the Berrien County RESA program. The work showcases their ability to contribute to the archaeological research goals of the Institute of Archaeology and the Horn Museum.

Learning about the past teaches us more about ourselves, and how to deal with the future. This presentation will do just that. In the words of one of the presenting students, “We as humans can not know who we truly are unless we know where we came from, and I think that this archaeological work is a step in the right direction.”

To learn more about the Siegfried H. Horn Museum or schedule an appointment, visit andrews.edu/archaeology/museum or call 269-471-3273.

By Marcus Larivaux, student writer for Integrated Marketing & Communication

Gymnics Homeshow and 50th Anniversary

The Andrews University Gymnics are celebrating their 50th anniversary this weekend with a Gymnics alumni get-together and a tribal themed homeshow titled "With All." The schedule is as follows:

Friday, April 10
Vespers, 9 p.m., Johnson Gym

Saturday, April 11
Church service, 11 a.m., Johnson Gym
Lunch: 12:45 p.m., Dining Services, Campus Center
(meal tickets available from Gymnics coach)
Homeshow, 9 p.m., Johnson Gym

Sunday, April 12
Homeshow, 3 p.m., Johnson Gym

Tickets for Homeshow are $5 for students and Gymnics alumni and $7 for all others.

Graduate Piano Recital

Anne Loura will perform at 7 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.

Youth Ministry Opportunity

HELP WANTED: Are you available Sabbath, April 11th? Are you comfortable working with youth grades 9-12? Enjoy singing & talking about God with youth? Interested in FREE BREAKFAST? Well, this is a great ministry opportunity for you. CONTACT: Kreshona Brown at kreshona@andrews.edu, NO LATER THAN APRIL 9, with your interest in the Andrews Academy Youth Rally at HPAC, April 11th. Free t-shirt for participation.

Sam's Chicken at Dining Services

Tomorrow night, Thursday, April 9, the Terrace Cafe will be serving their classic Sam's Chicken meal. Don't miss out on your favorites!

Terrace Cafe Supper Hours:
5–7 p.m.

21st Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda

This event will take place on Saturday, April 11, from 3–6 p.m. in Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall. This is a memorial commemoration of the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994, 21 years ago. It is in the "Never Again" spirit of the United Nations policies.

The keynote speaker will be the Rwandan Ambassador to the United Nations in New York and there will be a testimony from Consolee Nishimwe according to her experience she called "Tested to the Limit" in her book.

Come one, come all.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Conversation on Race and Justice in America

Andrews University invites you to attend its fourth annual Summit on Social Consciousness from Wednesday, April 8, through Saturday, April 11. This year’s symposium will focus on the theme of “A Conversation on Race and Justice in America.” The objective will be to inform the community of the injustices and racial prejudices still alive in our nation, 51 years after the civil rights movement, and also provide a means for students and community leaders to engage in social action regardless of background. All events are free and open to the public.

Please note the following schedule highlights:

Wednesday, April 8
Panel Discussion
7 p.m., Seminary Chapel

Thursday, April 9
Documentary Screening of “The New Jim Crow”
7 p.m., Seminary Chapel

Friday, April 10
University Vespers: Race, Justice and Adventism
7 p.m., Pioneer Memorial Church

Saturday, April 11
Keynote Address: Paul Buckley
4 p.m., Seminary Chapel

The keynote presentation will be followed by breakout sessions at 6 p.m. The breakouts are designed to provide an informal setting to let everyone join the conversation on these important issues. These sessions will explore topics related to race and justice in the U.S., including health outcomes, white privilege, minority youth issues and more.

The Summit on Social Consciousness began in 2012 to bring awareness of current social issues to the graduate students of Andrews University.

Michelle Alexander, associate professor of law at Ohio State University and civil rights advocate, author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” says, “The fate of millions of people—indeed the future of the black community itself—may depend on the willingness of those who care about racial justice to reexamine their basic assumptions of the role of the criminal justice system in our society” (Alexander, 2009). Regardless of background, issues related to race and injustice have a wide societal impact and should be a concern to members of any community.

The Summit on Social Consciousness is designed to bring both awareness and public education to various subjects through the knowledge of different speakers and the opportunity to serve the surrounding community.

“The hope is,” said Lhorraine London Polite, project manager and assistant to the dean in the School of Graduate Studies & Research, “that each year students assume the responsibility as the rightful advocates of those that have no voice. Andrews University seeks to empower students to 'Change the World'" and the summit has become our way to aid the mission as well as to give students the tools they need to succeed.”

by Samuel Fry and Jenna Neil, student writers for Integrated Marketing & Communication

Running for Change

Every donation helps, big or small! Please help us raise $3,885 to reach our goal of $5,000 by donating here: http://www.altso.org/aumarathon 

Nominate a Volunteer to be Recognized

United Way of Southwest Michigan wants to say “thank you” to the wonderful volunteers in our community who are making an impact at local nonprofit organizations, schools, and churches! Your help is needed to bring their accomplishments to light. Nominate a volunteer to be recognized at the annual Volunteer Celebration and Recognition Event.

The Awards:

Powerful Giving AwardsGoes to volunteers from Berrien or Cass County who are making a difference within United Way’s goals in the areas of dducation, income, health or basic needs. The winner in each category will have the opportunity to direct $200 to the non-profit organization of his or her choice.

LIVE UNITED Youth Award Scholarships—Honors outstanding youth volunteers, one from Cass County and one from Berrien County. Along with the recognition at the event the winners receive a $500 scholarship. Applicants should show a commitment to volunteerism through innovation, time and dedication, and advocacy for community improvement.

Margaret B. Upton Volunteer Leadership AwardHonors a Berrien County resident with a lifetime record of volunteer service. Nominations should demonstrate a candidate's lifetime of exemplary service to the community through a range of diverse projects or services. The winner will receive $3,000 to direct to the non-profit organization of his or her choice.

Nominations are due by May 1st, 2015. Full descriptions and nomination forms can be found online at www.uwsm.org/nominatechoice. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kelsey Cheyne, senior campaign relationship coordinator at United Way at 269-982-1700.

What that talk sounds like

The Herald-Palladium highlights the upcoming conversation about race and justice to take place during the 2015 Summit for Social Consciousness, sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies & Research.

Horn Lectureship Series

Monday, April 13
7 p.m.
Seminary Chapel

The Horn Lectureship Series presents “Making a Future for our Past: Student Research at the Institute of Archaeology and the Siegfried Horn Archaeological Museum” by Robert Bates and his students from Andrews University.

Robert Bates, research associate at the Institute of Archaeology, is having a profound impact on the lives of students here at Andrews University. For the past four years undergraduates taking general education courses in history and behavioral sciences have had an unprecedented opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects at the Institute of Archaeology and the Siegfried H. Horn Archaeological Museum.

Under his direction, students are being trained and mentored in conducting research, analyzing artifacts, developing museum displays, photographing artifacts, collecting data, and preparing databases. They are given hands-on experience in examining artifacts ranging from the Early Bronze Age to the Late Ottoman period.

As of now, nearly 300 Andrews University undergraduate and Berrien County RESA high school students have participated in this project. The students are given an opportunity to do the type of research that is generally limited to graduate students, making an important contribution to archaeology, history and our understanding of the Bible.

Come see them showcase their unique and impressive contribution to the archaeological research goals of Andrews University.

Co-curricular credit will be offered. The event is free and open to the public.

Thank You for Participating in the NSSE Survey

Simone, Alex, Haley, Megan and Joshua wish to thank all freshmen and seniors who spent some of their valuable time taking the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

“This semester I have been finishing up my research projects to complete my bachelor’s degree in marketing,” says Megan Reid, one of our NSSE student representatives. “I’ve come to realize firsthand how important it is to collect good data—and how difficult it is to get people to participate. I was glad to help promote a culture of assessment on our campus because I know it can lead to improvements in effectiveness. And I’m proud for the participation improvement we had this year with the NSSE Survey.”

To further promote participation in the NSSE Survey, the University’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness entered students who took the survey into a drawing for gift cards. Lynn Merklin, director, recently announced the winners: Jasmine Griggs, Jae-Hyun Joo, Brian Shockey, Tim McGuire, Amanda Phillips, Lindy Elloway, Jesse Snelling, Whitney Watson.

Our NSSE survey response increased nearly five percent over the last survey, with 34.8 percent of freshmen and seniors participating. Survey results will be delivered sometime in August. When those results are available they will be posted at andrews.edu/effectiveness.

Youth Ministry Opportunity April 11

HELP WANTED: Are you available Sabbath, April 11, 2015? Are you comfortable working with youth grades 9–12? Enjoy singing & talking about God with youth? Interested in FREE BREAKFAST? Well, this is a great ministry opportunity for you. Get a free T-shirt for participation.

CONTACT: Kreshona Brown at kreshona@andrews.edu, no later than April 9, with your interest in the Andrews Academy Youth Rally at the Howard Performing Arts Center on April 11.

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Free Seminar on Addiction

Is It an Addiction, Habit, or Obsession?

Southwestern Medical Clinic, a Lakeland Health Affiliate, will offer a free seminar for community members, titled “Is It an Addiction, Habit, or Obsession?” The presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 21, from 6–7 p.m. in the Frederick S. Upton Education Center at Lakeland Medical Center, 1234 Napier Avenue, St. Joseph, Michigan.

Bradford Wilson, MS, MA, TLLP, and Richard Watson, MA, LPC, LLP, from Southwestern Medical Clinic’s Christian Counseling and Psychological Services will discuss the many forms that addiction can take, including food, gambling, substances, shopping, and even dependence on technology such as mobile devices and social media. The event will include a presentation on the psychological and emotional implications of addictive behavior.

“As technology has evolved, we are able to access virtually anything we want or need through the Internet,” said Rich Watson. “Indirectly or directly, our vulnerability to addiction has never been higher.”

For more information or to register, call 269-429-7727. Visit www.lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland Health on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.

Engineering Students Place Second in Stryker Challenge

Two Andrews University engineering students, Jonathan Penrod and Michael Hess II, were part of the Michigan Colleges Alliance team that placed second at the 2015 Stryker Engineering Challenge, held March 26–27, 2015, at Stryker Medical in Portage, Michigan.

Teams of four students, preferably sophomores, competed for $1,000 scholarships and interviews for Stryker internships. This year there were six teams competing from the following institutions: Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, Michigan Tech University, Western Michigan University, University of Michigan, and the Michigan Colleges Alliance. The Michigan Colleges Alliance team consisted of Penrod and Hess from Andrews University, and Rochelle Miller and Justin Hanselman from Hope College.

Before the challenge began students were given a product demonstration and tour of Stryker’s facilities. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, teams were provided with the rules and sent to their assigned workspace with their Stryker mentor. The workspace contained tools and supplies to build a remotely controlled vehicle with different custom attachments. They worked until 2 a.m. before retiring for the night.

Gunnar Lovhoiden, associate professor of engineering and faculty sponsor, says, “The best part for me was observing how well the Andrews and Hope students worked together as a team. I think they maximized their potential.”

The challenge continued later Friday morning from 6 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., followed by the competition at 2:30 p.m. Each team was assigned a pit area to work on their vehicles if they needed service or repair during the competition. Challenge One consisted of rescuing Lego “victims” in “downtown” Kalamazoo. Stryker had constructed several models of downtown Kalamazoo buildings. All the victims had small magnets attached so they could be rescued using a pick-up magnet controlled remotely from the vehicle.

All teams competed against each other and points were awarded according to how difficult the victims were to access. Some were behind doors that had to be opened by activating different sensors while others were on roofs as high as three feet. In order to get points, the vehicle had to pick up victims and carry them out of the playing field, which was marked with tape. The Michigan Colleges Alliance vehicle broke down four times due to drive chain issues, but each time the team was able to fix the vehicle and put it back into play. Challenge One lasted 20 minutes. The Michigan Colleges Alliance team collected enough points for second place.

The Final Challenge was to traverse an obstacle course with one horizontal section followed by a ramped section. If you made it up the ramp you had to raise/lower a bridge to cross to the finish line. The raising and lowering was accomplished by flashing an LED at a light sensor at two different predetermined rates. The final challenge had a 10-minute time limit.

Michigan Colleges Alliance competed against University of Michigan for first place. The Michigan Colleges Alliance team’s vehicle made it across the horizontal obstacle and up the ramp without any issues, but could not get further because their LED flasher didn’t work. The University of Michigan was able to complete both tasks and therefore won the competition.

Stryker provided meals and hotel accommodations for all team members. Lovhoiden commented, “I was impressed with the effort Stryker had put into the event and the number of Stryker staff involved. The whole challenge had a professional feel to it. It was good to see that there are companies willing to give students opportunities such as this. It reaffirms that although we [Hope College and Andrews University] are smaller engineering programs with limited resources, our students have good engineering skills and perform as well as or better than students from much larger programs.”

Reflecting on the experience, Michael Hess said, “What stood out to me most about our team’s performance was how effectively we were able to collaborate in spite of our setbacks. We were the only team from two different schools, none of us had ever worked together previously, and unlike the other teams most of us didn’t even know we were competing until the day before. Even so, we were able to figure out each other’s strengths, delegate tasks accordingly, and maintain effective communication throughout the build. Coming from less-than-ideal circumstances to take second place showed that being from a smaller school like Andrews is not a disadvantage; we’re on par with some of the best engineering schools in the country.”

Robert Bartlett, president of the Michigan Colleges Alliance, was also very pleased with the results. “Most prospective students, counselors and employers in the state don’t even realize MCA member schools offer engineering, this is a great ‘myth buster.’”

To learn more about the Department of Engineering & Computer Science, visit andrews.edu/cas/ecs or call 269-471-3420 or 888-467-6443.

Niles Westside Church Service for April 11

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave), Niles, Michigan

Speaker: Pastor Darrel le Roux

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

Our Living Jesus series continues on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and on Fridays at 7 p.m. through April 25. See our Facebook page for more information.

www.nileswestside.org

Hugo Cotro Doctoral Defense

Monday, April 13, 2015
9:30 a.m.
Seminary Hall, Room S215

Hugo Cotro will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD degree in the area of New Testament Studies. Cotro's dissertation title is "Up From Sea and Earth: Revelation 13:1,11." Those wishing to attend must make their request by calling 269-471-6002 no later than April 9.

Seating is limited.

Christine Vetne Doctoral Defense

Thursday, April 16, 2015
3:30 p.m.
Administration Building, Room 307

Christine Vetne will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD degree in the area of Old Testament Exegesis. Vetne's dissertation title is "The Function of 'Hope' as a Lexical and Theological Keyword in the Psalter: A Structural-Theological Study of Five Psalms (PSS 42-43, 52, 62, 69, 71) Within Their Final Shape Context (PSS 42-72)."

Those wishing to attend must make their request by calling 269-471-6002 no later than April 15.

Patrice Allet Doctoral Defense

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
1:30 p.m.
Seminary Hall, Room S325

Patrice Allet will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD degree in the area of New Testament Studies. Allet's dissertation title is "Revelation 6:9–11: An Exegesis of the Fifth Seal in the Light of the Problem of the Eschatological Delay."

Those wishing to attend must make their request by calling 269-471-6002 no later than April 13.

Please note that seating is limited.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Heaven Bound

Come for a weekend of food fun and fellowship at the Buchanan SDA Church and YMCA on April 10-11th. (Buchanan SDA Church Address: 3115 Niles Buchanan Rd, Buchanan, Michigan 49107)

April 10, Friday 7:00 PM @ Buchanan SDA Church
Speaker: Bryan Choi
Refreshments provided

April 11, Saturday, 10:50 AM @ Buchanan SDA Church
Speaker: Sikhu Hlatshwayo
Lunch provided following the service

April 11, Saturday 9:00-11:00 PM @
Benton Harbor St Joseph YMCA
3665 Hollywood Rd, St. Joseph
FREE ADMISSION, ALL WELCOME!!!!!!!!!
Activities include basketball, swimming, raquetball, volleyball, kids activities, wollyball, table games, food sale!

Revive Vespers: Powers of Heaven

Friday April 10, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Biology Amphitheater, Price Hall, Science Complex

Join us for Revive Vespers as Alanna Knapp presents a message titled "Powers of Heaven." 

Co-curricular credit available.

 

 

Health Fair

Girls on the Run 5K

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based program for girls in 3rd-8th grade sponsored by United Way of Southwest Michigan. We teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. For more information about Girls on the Run of Berrien County, our 5k event, donating or volunteering:
www.uwsm.org/girlsontherun - 269-982-1700 - teri.cooper@uwsm.org

Entry Fees
Early Registration (by April 27)           $20
Late & Race Day Registration*          $25

Family 4 Pack- immediate family members
(must live at same address)               $40
Join over 800 girls as they complete the 5K in celebration of our Girls on the Run 2015 season!

When: May 21, 2015
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds
Register at www.uwsm.org/girlsontherun


May 21 Race Day Schedule
3:30-6 p.m.     Registration table open
3:30-8 p.m.     Merchandise table is open
6 p.m.              Welcome and presentation
6:10 p.m.         Group warm-up
6:15 p.m.         Group cheer
6:30 p.m.         5K run begins

The event will begin and end at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds.

Early Packet Pick Up:
May 18 & 19
7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
United Way Office
2015 Lakeview Ave.
St. Joseph, MI  49085

Race Day Packet Pick Up:
May 21
3:30–6 p.m.
Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds
9122 Old U.S. 31
Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Questions?
Call 269-982-1700, ext. 22
 

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