Friday, May 22, 2015
If you drive up to the Architecture Building on the Andrews University campus, you’ll see an unusual structure in the parking lot. Fenced off by orange cones, sitting atop four wheels, with large windows and a sloping roof, it seems like a strange hybrid of truck, motor home and shed. What it actually is, however, is perhaps more amazing.
Carey Carscallen, dean of the School of Architecture, Art & Design, and the five graduate students in his Design/Build class, have built a fully-functional and livable miniature house, measuring a mere 148 square feet, on an 18-ft. flatbed trailer.
Traditionally, the construction class takes an annual trip to Bolivia to build for people there, but Carscallen wanted a project that all of his students could participate in during an entire school year. “It’s harder in Michigan,” he explains, because of the winters. And how do you go out on a job site every day when you have a full day of classes? With this, we could work on it in the warehouse year round, and the weather wouldn’t affect it.” He pitched the idea, and received a grant from Physics Enterprises to build two miniature houses with his class. One of those houses—nicknamed “The Shed”—remained in the warehouse unfinished at the end of the semester, but the other—“Bay View”—was completed and beautiful in time for graduation.
The key to building a tiny house, Carscallen explained, is planning and research. The students had free rein on the project, proposing different designs and making most building decisions themselves. They had to learn all of the skills that one would for a regular house, including wall construction, siding, paneling, insulation, plumbing and wiring, all while working to use space efficiently and ingeniously.
The result is a space that manages to feel airy and filled with light, not cramped or claustrophobic. The “main floor” features a table for two; a kitchen area with a full sink, 10-cubic-foot refrigerator, small cooktop, and ample counter space; a hollow staircase with built-in storage cubbies; and a full-sized bathroom with a flush toilet, pedestal sink and shower. Above are two lofts—one that holds a queen bed, and one that can serve as a lounge area, second bedroom or storage space. Much like a traditional mobile home, it only requires simple electric and sewage hookups, as well as propane for the water heater. While not as easily transported as an RV—it weighs over 8,000 lbs.—the house can be pulled by a truck and moved from place to place, making it ideal for long vacations or cross-country moves.
The project was such a success that Carscallen has decided to repeat it in future years, which is why they’re selling the “Bay View” house for $30,000. In the future, they’d like to be able to turn enough profit to provide tiny homes to underprivileged residents of Benton Harbor at little or no cost. Another suggested idea would be building a small cluster of tiny homes as affordable alternative student housing on campus.
While living in a house this small takes adjustment, Carscallen says those who take part in the “tiny house movement” see this lifestyle as its own reward. Living in such a small space combats materialism, he explains. “If you accumulate and accumulate stuff…you need a bigger house to store it in, then you fill that. It’s a vicious cycle.” Furthermore, tiny houses are immensely affordable and sustainable. Instead of going deeply into mortgage debt and spending long hours on house upkeep, tiny house owners can focus on different interests. “Especially if you’re interested in missions,” he says, “in doing things beyond yourself, it saves you from being a slave to the bank.”
Overall, Carscallen says, the tiny house project was an incredible success that they look forward to repeating in the future. “We launched it not really knowing how it was going to turn out, but the students really liked it…and it was eye-opening for them.”
To learn more about the tiny house project, you can visit their website: http://www.theshedtinyhouse.com or view a time-lapse video of the construction at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqyUmLUT9ig&feature=youtu.be.
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 3–5 p.m.
Location: Simulator Building, Andrews Airpark
You are invited to join us in celebrating Dina's 15 years of service to Andrews University as flight instructor, associate professor of flight and maintenance, department chair, and faculty member with the Department of Aviation. As a graduate of the department, Dina has always cared about the students and faculty she was responsible for. Her smile and charisma has been at the forefront of everything she has done.
Dina and her husband Dan plan to stay in the area for a short while before moving on to bigger and better adventures. Please join us to thank DIna for her years of service.
This will be a come-and-go reception.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
ASK ABOUT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The Office of Human Resources will be providing an opportunity for professional development in the area of service provision during the month of June. Advanced Connections Training will be offered on Tuesday, June 16, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. for faculty and staff.
Andrews University is dedicated to providing excellent service to all the individuals who interact on its campus, whether they are students, parents, venders, faculty or staff. Advanced Connections Training was developed with the intent of cultivating and improving a culture of service to internal and external customers of an educational institution. Advanced Connections focuses on advanced service skills, teamwork and problem prevention to enhance service excellence. Andrews University is proud to offer this professional development opportunity to its faculty and staff.
To RSVP, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. When sending in an RSVP, please include your full name, ID#, email address, and your department of employment.
Team in Action to Save Kids (TASK), a student's club, is celebrating the International Children's Day on June 1, 2015, Whirlpool Conference Room, Chan Shun Hall, at 6–8 p.m. The event is intended to draw attention to issues affecting children and to call for action to address those issues.
Buchanan Seventh-day Adventist Church
3115 Niles Buchanan Rd
Speaker: Pastor Bryan Choi
Title: This Same Jesus
Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Service: 10:50 a.m.
The next New Employee Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. New full-time (or part-time with benefits) employees need to RSVP to email@example.com. Please be sure to include the employee's name, ID#, email address and department where they work.
During the summer, the School of Business Administration, in collaboration with the Office of Human Resources, is providing an opportunity for Staff and Faculty to participate in Computer Literacy Training workshops on Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Outlook.
The following workshops will be offered during the Summer semester, on Wednesdays, from 9:30am-12:20pm, in Chan Shun Hall 226 (PC Lab), beginning on May 20, 2015, and ending on June 10, 2015. Dates and specific topics are listed below:
• Microsoft Word (5/27/2015)
• Microsoft Outlook (6/3/2015)
• Microsoft Excel (6/10/2015)
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org and specify which workshops you would like to attend: Microsoft Excel (choose one of two identical sessions being offered), Microsoft Word, and/or Microsoft Outlook. When sending in an RSVP, please include your full name, ID#, email address, and the department you work in. Seats are limited to 25.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The 20-member musical group Journey will be representing Andrews University at the 2015 General Conference Session on Sabbath, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the San Antonio Alamodome. They will also be performing at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center at noon on Friday, July 10
Journey is seeking financial support in order to take advantage of the invitation to perform. The total cost for this trip is approximately $20,000. There are two online donation options available: www.gofundme.com/journeymi or the Journey website, journeymi.com and click on the donate button.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Wanda Cantrell, manager and sponsor of Journey Ministries, at 269-471-3264 or email@example.com.
Thank you for supporting this important ministry as they represent Andrews University to the world church in San Antonio, Texas.
Andrews Alum Caleb Johnson (MArch, 2003) won Fine Homebuilding's 2015 "Best New Home" award. You can read more about it and see pictures of the Maine home here.
Young people, ages 14-30, are invited to submit stories from personal experience for publication in the Lake Union Herald in the One Voice column. These stories should include statements of faith and/or challenge to their peers and/or church. All authors should take into consideration the magazine's mission statement as they write: "To tell the stories of God at work in His people in order to encourage, inspire, educate, advance and unify the church in the Lake Union Conference.” The stories should be 450-500 words in length. The editors will notify authors by e-mail if their story is selected. Authors whose stories are selected for publication will receive a $100 scholarship. Send stories and direct questions to the managing editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaker: Pastor Bruce Hayward
Title: "The Butterfly Effect and the Christian Life"
The Hartford Skill Co-op (a ministry of the Hartford SDA Church) presents: "God Will Provide! Building Skills and Faith Together" - a wilderness survival skills campout with Jay Peterson at Our Daily Bread Campground in Marcellus, Michigan.
May 29-31, 2015.
See attached flyer for details.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
On May 26, from 12:30-1:30, there will be a launch in the Seminary Commons of the new book Women and Ordination: Biblical and Historical Studies. The book, which is edited by John W. Reeve, is the product of a special committee of the SDA Theological Seminary and features an introduction by Andrews president Niels-Erik Andreasen.
Lamson Health Club will be closed on Sunday and Monday, May 24 & 25, for the Memorial Day holiday.
Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.
May 23: Pathfinder Sabbath (both services)
Monday, May 18, 2015
Madeleine Anne Velez was born May 1, 2015 at 1:36 p.m. after 14 hours of labor. She was 8.96 lbs and 18.5 inches long. She was born without issue or complication. She is healthy happy and hungry. Maria is recovering from the birth well and is enjoying getting to know our daughter. Caleb (our son) is only a little jealous, but loves his sister.
-Noe Velez (Arboretum Grounds Manager) & Maria Velez (Payroll Supervisor, Human Resource)
A public reception will be held Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 2:00-4:00pm at the Buchanan Art Center, for the following new exhibits by local artists: A Journey Along the Shores; Photography by Butch Welch, in the Roti Roti Gallery, Impressions of an Artist; Paintings by Samuel Gillis in the Showplace Gallery, and "Text Me” or (What is Black, White & Read All Over?); Mixed-Media and Fibers by Susan Adamek in the Hess Gallery and BAC Showcases. All exhibits open Wednesday, June 3, 2015 and run through Saturday, July 19, 2015.
Following the prominent Mobile Farmer’s Market program they launched last year, the Andrews University Student Gardens are teaming up with the Berrien County Health Department to pioneer a produce-delivery service for Bridge Card holders in Benton Harbor. Funding for the program comes from a $100,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health.
The Student Gardens have already operated a standard Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program for four years. At the beginning of the season, customers sign a contract and pay to receive a either a half or full bushel of fresh produce delivered to their home once a week from May to October. CSA programs have existed in various forms across the country for 25 years, but with the new program they’re hoping to reach a different market. Many current CSAs are “a little boutique-y,” says Garth Woodruff, Student Gardens Director, so the state of Michigan hopes to use this summer’s program as a pilot study in reaching food deserts, underprivileged areas that have difficulty accessing fresh food. They “take [the] CSA baskets,” Woodruff explains, “and build them into something that’s a little bit more usable, staple foods, things like that. Then take a delivery system that takes those with food stamps and puts the food on their front steps on a weekly basis throughout the summer.” It’s an effort to reach an often-overlooked demographic located mere miles from the abundant farm stands and orchards of Berrien Springs.
The program coordinators hope to get 25 Benton Harbor households to sign up for the service this summer, but they emphasize that this is a minimum, not a limit. As an added incentive to the program, Bridge Card holders can use their Double Up food bucks to pay for produce. Double Up bucks allow customers to receive twice the value they’re charged for in fresh fruits and vegetables; the Student Gardens are setting a limit this summer of $40 worth of produce for $20 in Food Bucks per market day. “It’s a way to encourage them to use their Bridge Card and their benefits on healthy food,” explains Ryan Wallace, Mobile Market Coordinator, “instead of at the dollar store buying unhealthy packaged food.
Another major component of the program is education. “The data,” Woodruff notes, “shows that you can’t just make healthy food available and change habits; you have to do a great deal of perception changes, so there’s education, there’s desire, there’s a whole bunch to address besides actually just putting food inside of the demographic.” A large portion of the grant from the state of Michigan will go towards incentive programs, cooking and health classes, marketing, and support groups – all designed to help residents use their new resources to their full potential.
As an example of the program’s possibilities, Woodruff points to the Berrien country juvenile detention center, which is already buying produce from the CSA using a farm-to-school grant. “We deliver three baskets every single week and they feed 45 kids,” he says. “It’s an initiative to try and break down some of those barriers.” The most important component, however, is personal relationships. “When we walk up to the door with the baskets, it’s a whole educational thing: this is kohlrabi, this is fennel, this is bok choy. There’s a lot of interaction that our driver has at the front door of homes, as well as what goes on at the farm stand with the registered dietician [who does demonstrations there].”
Wallace, who will be driving the mobile farm market and doing deliveries with the help of a local intern, agrees. “It’s incredible…the one-on-one personal contact. I’ll be connecting with these people in the community.”
Wallace and Woodruff both emphasize how vital the program – and the Student Gardens as a whole – are both to Andrews’ place in the local community, and the university’s recent emphasis on wellness. Andrews is partnering with United Way, Lakeland Hospital, Southwest Michigan Planning, the YMCA, and the Health Department. Wallace notes that the Seventh-day Adventist Church has historically prioritized healthy living, a key component of which is a fresh and simple diet.
“It’s totally a win-win,” Wallace says, “for the community, for this department and the Agriculture program, for the students who pay their tuition to the university, and for the health message….It’s a virtuous cycle, not a vicious cycle.”
The new Building Healthy Communities CSA program will be “major” for the student gardens, Gardens Manager Arthur Mulyono concludes. After all, “that’s our mission: grow food, grow students, grow community.” “We are the last Agriculture program in North American Adventist Universities,” says Woodruff. “Our University was moved to this exact location by church founders explicitly for agriculture. And, we are continuing that legacy.”
After Christianity Today announced that Seventh-day Adventism is the fifth largest Christian denomination in the world, Goshen News profiles the SDA church and - by extension - Andrews University. You can read the full story here.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Dr. James Jeffery, Dean of the School of Education, is retiring after a 42-year career in Adventist education, 16 years of which were spent at Andrews University. Jeffery came to Andrews in 1999 from Canadian University College in Lacombe, Alberta, where he had been Dean of Professional Studies and Chair of the Education Department. He taught in the Graduate K-12 Leadership program for three years before becoming Dean, a position which he has held for 13 years, making him the longest-serving dean in the history of the School of Education.
Jeffery has led the School of Education through two NCATE accreditation visits, in 2004 and 2011. “The last accreditation visit was especially meaningful,” he says, “because the accrediting team…wrote in their findings that they could not find any areas for improvement. This only happens to about 10% of the 1,700 colleges and universities that are accredited by NCATE.” In the last six years, Jeffery also had the opportunity to serve on the Board of Examination for NCATE, visiting colleges and universities across the United States.
“Some of my best memories,” Jeffery says, “have been working with staff and faculty who are professionals and extremely talented.” He has been thrilled to work in “a strong and respected academic program,” one that – for four years straight – ranked as the top teacher preparation program in the state of Michigan.
“Dr. Jeffery was a good leader,” says Dr. Annabelle Lopez, a professor in the School of Education. “He gives us the freedom to explore what would work to get results.” She recalls how Dr. Jeffery always took coworkers’ ideas seriously and spent time with them individually to help them realize their goals.
Jeffery says that more than anything, his experience at Andrews has taught him to be patient and slow to judge. “God is in control,” he says, “and I should not run ahead of his leading.”
While he will miss spending time with his coworkers and innovating new ways for School of Education to improve, Jeffery is excited for his retirement plans. He and his wife plan to spend their summer at a cottage in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and their winters visiting their sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren in Alberta, Tennessee, and California. More immediately, Jeffery is looking forward to sailing his 35 ft sailboat down the St Lawrence River to Eastern Canada this August. “This has been a dream for a long time,” he says, “and now I finally have the time to do it.”
Thursday, May 14, 2015
A big thank you to each of you who contributed or supported in any way the end of the school year collection drive benefiting foster kids. The dorm students gave generously. There was the girl who shared from her precious store bag collection and the guys who donated suits that will be used for job interviews and other such occasions by aged out of foster care guys. There was the snow pants with the tags still on and the super warm coats, the boots and dress shoes and so much more. Thank you to the deans of all of the dorms and their staff who were great support and very helpful in so many ways. A special thank you to Transportation for the use of the trailers and to Jamie Wright for giving of himself and working tirelessly hauling the trailers and unloading them as well. May God richly bless each of you as you care for the least of these by giving of yourselves. God's Hands 4 Kids gh4k.org
Please come and join in the Native American Celebration on May 24, 2015, at 13819 N 5th Avenue, Marion, Michigan, corner of N 5th Avenue, South of 14 Mile Road off 115. Come and participate in the Dancing, Native Food, arts and crafts to purchase, as well as arts and crafts for the children to do free of charge. There are dances for the public to watch and to join in as well. We will be raffling off many items and a silent auction you may wish to join in. Come and join us and let the beat of the drums move your feet to the rhythm, ask questions, and learn about their regalia (the outfits they wear). If you ask the dancers first, they will usually allow pictures as well. Great for those History Classes. Gates open at 10 am – Grand Entry at Noon on Sunday. Pow Wow ends at 4 pm on Sunday. The crafts you will find are handmade and many are one of a kind. Admission is $1 per adult, but with this newsletter, your admission is FREE. Admission is also free for Senior Citizens and Handicapped spectators.
"When I came to work for Andrews University in July 2012 finishing my degree was the furthest thing from my mind. I thought it would take me 30+ hours and at my age that was too daunting of a task! Within a year, at the suggestion of my boss, Dr. David Faehner, I checked into getting a BS in Liberal Arts and discovered it was do-able. After 30 years and returning to college 3 times I finally graduated on May 3, 2015. Many thanks to Dr. Faehner for encouraging me and providing the time away from my work so I could finish. Also, thanks to all the many, many people who also encouraged me and supported me including my children for picking up the slack at home. I’m so thrilled to have this degree and to have finished with high marks."
Jason St. Clair, (Patron Services Manager, James White Library) and Becky St. Clair (Media Communications Manager, IMC) happily announce the arrival of their son, Gabriel "Gabe" Nolan St. Clair, born Sunday, March 29. He is well-loved on by both his parents and his two older sisters, Kayla (5) and Lizzy (3).
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Campus Ministries will be hosting University Vespers: Summer Edition every Friday. Please join us at 8p.m. in the PMC Youth Chapel. Entry will be at the green awning located on the side of the church, near the parking lot. We look forward to a summer shared in God's presence.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Lamson Health Club Summer Hours: (May 3 - August 23)
Monday - Thursday: 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Envision magazine, a student-produced publication of Andrews University, won six awards from the Associated Church Press on Friday, May 1. Envision, which will publish its seventh annual issue this fall, is a joint product of the Department of Communication and the Department of Visual Art & Design. Focusing on inspirational and lifestyle content for the Christian university student, Envision is edited by journalism professor Debbie Michel and features the work of student writers, graphic designers and photographers.
The 2014 edition of Envision received the following distinctions:
General Excellence: Best In Class/Online: Digital Edition/Mobile Publication
Reporting and Writing: Personal Experience/1st Person Account: Short Format
(1,200 words or fewer): Magazine/Journal
“Troubled Waters” by Emily Leffler
Art/Design/Graphics: Magazine Cover
Award Of Excellence
Fall 2014 cover by Brian Tagalog
Art/Design/Graphics: Magazine/Journal Design: Entire Issue
Award Of Merit
Fall issue 2014 by Amber Sarno, Arielle Pickett, Jonathon Wolfer and Diane Myers
Art/Design/Graphics: Single Photo w/Article Or Cutline: Magazine/Journal
Award Of Merit
Patrick Knighton by Brian Tagalog
Student Publications: General Excellence: All Media
Award Of Excellence
Debbie Michel, editor
“I’m delighted that these awards acknowledge the talents of our student writers, designers and photographers,” says Michel. “It validates and confirms that our students are ready to work alongside the best in the Christian publishing business.”
Envision has received recognition for its quality in higher circles at Andrews as well. “Envision magazine is a gem at Andrews University,” says Carey Carscallen, dean of the School of Architecture, Art & Design. “I am pleased to see its continued success.” Keith Mattingly, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, adds: “An award-winning magazine is a great credit to the Department of Communication and to the College of Arts & Sciences as a whole.”
In addition to the awards received by Envision, the Associated Church Press also gave an Award of Excellence for Non-fiction Books and an Award of Excellence for PR Videos to “Born Yesterday: The True Story of a Girl Born in the 20th Century but Raised in the 19th,” by Rachel Williams-Smith, chair of the Department of Communication.
For more on Envision, visit their website: www.andrews.edu/envision
Ameriprise Financial invites you to join us for a special seminar:
Strategies to Maximize Social Security Benefits.
Hosted and presented by Kim D Wooden, CPA, MBA Financial Advisor, Business Financial Advisor
During this complimentary seminar, we will discuss:
• The current state of Social Security
• How the system works
• Five key strategies to maximize Social Security benefits
Space is limited. Please make a reservation by MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015 Call (269) 687-2500. This is an informational seminar. There is no cost or obligation. Please plan to attend the following seminar Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 12:00 Noon - Administration Building, 3rd Floor, Room 306
May 16 Church service information
1st service 8:30 am
Pastor Joe Reeves
Sermon Title: Feeling Lost at Church
2nd service 11:20
Pastor Joe Reeves
Sermon Title: Feeling Lost at Church
Blood Drive May 26, 3:00-7:00 pm at the Village SDA Church.
Location—Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave
Berrien Springs MI 49103
Contact person—Linda Stuart
Steve Yeagley, Assistant Vice President for Student Life, received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Andrews University on May 3, 2015. He specialized in youth and young adult ministry. His dissertation, "Teaching Media Literacy as a Pastoral Skill for Seventh-day Adventist Seminary Students," was granted the 2015 Doctor of Ministry Excellence in Research Award.
Yeagley is pictured here with his wife Manuela, who is weeks away from completing her PhD in practical theology at King's College, University of London.
Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Program will begin at 7:30 pm at SMC Lyon’s Theater
(Not at the Church Hall!!!)
Dogwood Arts Festival Storyteller, Tim Lowry
Come enjoy Tim Lowry tell stories of the People, by the People, and for the People. He mixes stories of American History and Folklore with tales of growing up Baptist, teaching English to Russian immigrants, exciting road trips to Disney World, baseball, hotdogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet! Tim has been a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, South Carolina Storyfest, the North Carolina Storytelling Festival, Patchwork Storytelling Festival, and the Connecticut Storytelling Festival. He has logged over 5,000 school performances. As a communications consultant Tim’s growing client list includes Daramic LLC of Charlotte, NC and the International Tourism Management Institute of San Francisco, CA.
For tickets or more information about this or other Dogwood Festival events call (269) 782-1115, (866) 490-2847 or visit www.dogwoodfinearts.org. Tickets are $6 per person online, via phone, or at the door.
Coming Book/Movie Discussions
Books are available online or at Forever Books, St. Joseph, MI
June 10, 2015 – Born Yesterday: The True Story of a Girl Born in the 20th Century, but Raised in the 19th by Rachel Williams-Smith, Andrews University
July 8, 2015 – The Worthy Virgins: Mary Purnell and Her City of David by Julieanna Frost, a biographical look on the co-founder of the City of David.
August 12, 2015 - “A 1,000 Mile Walk on the Beach” and other books by Loreen Niewenhuis – An informal discussion by a lady who has walked around most of the great lakes and shares her experiences via her books.
Sponsored by the Adult Social Committee, Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic ChurchFor more information contact Charlotte Poole, email@example.com or Terri Moore, 269-782-6925 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, May 11, 2015
Andrews University awarded two honorary doctoral degrees, Doctor of Humane Letters, to Humberto M. Rasi and Martin Joseph Doblmeier during its May Commencement ceremonies on May 3, 2015.
Humberto M. Rasi, Special Projects, Department of Education, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, was the keynote speaker for the 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Commencement services with an address titled “On the Road to Success.” University President Niels-Erik Andreasen presented him with an honorary doctorate for his contribution to Adventist education during the 8:30 a.m. service.
Rasi has worked as a teacher, author, editor and educational administrator for the church for almost 60 years. In the 1970s he served as a teacher, department chair and eventually dean of graduate studies for Andrews University, and from 1990 to 2002 he was director of the Education Department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He has published, contributed to, or co-edited numerous books and articles, as well as cofounding the Institute for Christian Teaching and establishing the Adventus Editorial Consortium.
For Rasi, coming to Andrews University for Commencement was “moving.” “It was a memorable experience,” he says, “in terms of returning to the university where I worked for ten years, where we lived with our family in the 1970s. It was a high honor to receive an award from the oldest institution of Adventist education.” This is Rasi’s fourth honorary doctorate.
Martin Joseph Doblmeier, founder and president of Journey Films, spoke at the 11 a.m. Commencement service. His address was titled “Through the Lens of Faith.” Doblmeier has been working in documentary filmmaking for three decades, producing and directing more than 30 films about religion, faith and spirituality that have had wide distribution and critical acclaim including an Emmy, three U.S./International Film Festival awards, and six Gabriel Awards for best film on a topic of religion in America. Notably, he directed a trilogy of films about Seventh-day Adventism: “The Adventists” (2010), “The Adventists 2” (2013), and “The Blueprint: The Story of Adventist Education” (2014).
“I am delighted to receive a degree from Andrews, a school with so many accomplished graduates,” Doblmeier says. “But I am also grateful on behalf of all the filmmakers—particularly documentary filmmakers. Honorary degrees usually go to authors and writers but in making a serious documentary film I can spend between two to four years in research, production and presentation so it really is like an advanced degree when done properly…I feel a sense of pride on behalf of every serious documentary filmmaker and hope they have some sense of sharing in this.”
Both Doblmeier and Rasi noted that they experienced a warm welcome at Andrews University and appreciated the enthusiasm of the students, the hospitality of faculty and the beauty of the campus. “There is something special happening at Andrews,” Doblmeier says, “and I am delighted to play a small part in it.”
November 5, 1928 –May 9, 2015
Betty Colleen (Collard) Weakley, 86, of Berrien Springs, passed away at her home on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
She was born on November 5, 1928 in Berrien Springs to Glenn J. and Mary H. E. (Kilpatrick) Collard. Betty grew up with her brother, Robert “Bob”, and sister, Kathryn Joyce “Babe”, in a house that their father built on the northwest corner of Garr and Snow Roads. At the age of four, Betty begged to go to school with her brother and sister at Burke School, so her mother decided to let her attend. The teacher would let Betty sit on her lap during classes. Burke School was a one-room school that was across the road from their home. After finishing elementary school, Betty attended Emmanuel Missionary College Academy, now Andrews Academy. During her academy years Betty learned to play one of her favorite musical instruments, the saxophone. She continued to play the instrument throughout her life. Betty graduated from Emmanuel Missionary College in 1949, with an Associate degree in Secretarial Science.
In the early years she worked as the Administrative Secretary for the Vice-President of Kellogg's Company in Battle Creek, Michigan. After her children had begun grade school, she became the Administrative Assistant for Continental Specialty Advertising and Sporting Goods Company in Berrien Springs. On May 12, 1949, Betty married John Edward Weakley on the national radio show “Bride and Groom” in Hollywood, California. During their early married years, John and Betty lived in a number of places including: an apartment in Battle Creek, a small house on the southwest corner of Garr and Snow Roads, and a house on Main Street in Berrien Springs. In 1955 John began building a new house one mile west of Berrien Springs on Snow Road in his spare time. They moved into the new house in 1957 and lived there for the next 41 years. In 1998 they moved to their current home on Lake Chapin Bluff.
John and Betty are survived by their three children: Michael Glenn (Alice) Weakley of Ottawa, IL, Jon Todd (Linda) Weakley of Berrien Springs, and Tamara Kay (Don) Jardine of Berrien Springs; seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons. She was a fabulous cook, and enjoyed camping, swimming, gardening, playing games and spending time with her family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Pioneer Memorial Church, where Betty was a member. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ADRA-Nepal, Your Story Hour, Amazing Facts, or It Is Written. Allred Funeral Home, Berrien Springs, is serving the family, and online messages may be left at www.allredfuneralhome.com.
May 18, 2015
Horn Museum, classroom
Christie Chadwick will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD degree in the area of Biblical Archaeology. Chadwick's dissertation title is, "Archaeology and the Reality of Ancient Israel Convergences Between Biblical and Extra-Biblical Sources for the Monarchic Period." Those wishing to attend must make their request by calling # 6002 no later than May 14, 2015. Seating is limited.
Check out the last AU News of the year from the Department of Communication, featuring the new AUSA Constitution, Intramural Basketball Championships, and more!
The Berrien County Council for Suicide Prevention Coalition is gathering vital information to help prevent suicide in Berrien County. Data gathered in the completion of the survey will be used by the organization in programming intended to fill the gaps in suicide prevention in Berrien County, as well as to aid in their grant writing process. The information you share could help save a life of someone you know. Please take the brief survey to assist their research and planning. Click this link to their website and then click the big [Take the Survey] button on the main page to complete the confidential survey.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The Berrien County Department of Community Health has announced it will be partnering with the Andrews Student Gardens again to bring fresh food to the community - this time to people's houses! Read the full story here.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
A breastfeeding class for mothers and fathers will be presented on Monday, May 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Frederick S. Upton Education Center at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph, 1234 Napier Avenue.
Lakeland Health’s certified lactation consultant will discuss breastfeeding from delivery room to postpartum, the use of breast pumps, weaning, returning to work, and other topics.
In addition to enhancing the bond between mother and child, studies have shown that breastfeeding offers many health benefits. For a new mother, breastfeeding leads to less postpartum blood loss, helps with postpartum weight loss, and lowers the risk of ovarian and breast cancer. For the baby, breast milk enhances cognitive development, helps to fight illnesses, and is more easily absorbed by the digestive system than formula.
The cost for the breastfeeding class is $30, due at the time of registration. For more information 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.
Community members are invited to attend “Fitness 101,” a free class that explores the different elements of fitness and its benefits on an individual’s overall health, scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, at the Niles District Library, 620 E. Main Street. The presentation will include a discussion of practical ways to incorporate daily fitness and how to form an individualized fitness plan.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regular physical activity is one of the most import things you can do for your health. Fitness can help:
· Control your weight
· Lower your risk of heart disease
· Lower your risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
· Lower your risk of some cancers
· Strengthen your bones and muscles
· Improve your mental health and mood
· Improve your ability to do daily activity and prevent falls, if you are an older adult
· Increase your chances of living longer
Preregistration for this class is required. For more information 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.
The Michiana Annual Art Competition (MAAC), sponsored by the Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, MI announces the three top winners of the competition: Best of Show – Kali’s Wheel, by Douglas La Ferle, 1st Place – Before The Moon Went Down, by Janet Lucking, 2nd Place – Yesterday’s News by Ron Doyle.
Awards will be presented on Friday, May 15th at 6:30 p.m. to the winning artists at a reception to be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15. In addition there will be nine $200 Merit Awards presented by local businesses and individual sponsors and the Al Farmer Young Artist Award. The event which is free and open to the public is being underwritten by the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council. The exhibits in all three Box Factory galleries will continue through June 27th.
The judges for this year’s MAAC competition are: Doug McCauley, Lem Montero and Michael Northrop. The Show’s Curator – Cara Garnett is an arts administrator and artist. Her passion is to invent new, more powerful and efficient ways to connect people with Art. Cara has her BFA in Sculpture and MA in Arts Administration from Eastern Michigan University.
This is an opportunity for new collectors to see fine art from the large selection of regional artists who annually compete in this juried art show. The MAAC show is underwritten by the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council. For more information, view the Box Factory's website at www.boxfactoryforthearts.org; and click on the MAAC tab.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The Midwest Rwandan Community held the 21st Commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda on the Andrews University campus, on Saturday, April 11, from 3–6 p.m. in Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall. Held in the "Never Again" spirit of the United Nations policies, this annual Michiana area event was well attended by more than 200 individuals. The keynote speaker was Joe Richie, a Chicago area businessman who also serves as co-chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) for Rwanda, to help facilitate private sector investment in the country.
This year’s program, emceed by Tabitha Mpamira, had the special focus of refuting persons who have denied or minimized the genocide of 1994. The program began with video testimonials from Rwandans who were there during the genocide. These people expostulated that what happened 21 years ago was not merely tribal conflict, but instead an attempt at ethnic extermination. There were several other elements, including a children’s candle lighting, and musical selections. During the candle lighting, there was a poem by Thomas Habimana, which portrayed the perspective of a Tutsi hiding out in a hole under a rock during the genocide, hearing dogs fighting over dead and rotting bodies. Lifase Bilima sang “It Is Well With My Soul,” accompanied by Robert Baleris on the piano, and at the end of the song transitioned into “When We All Get to Heaven,” encouraging the audience to join her.
One of the highlights of the program was the testimony of Consolee Nishimwe. She told the story of her experience, which she wrote about in her book titled, “Tested to the Limit: A Genocide Survivor’s Story of Pain, Resilience, and Hope” (Balboa Press, 2012). Nishimwe was a girl of 14 at the time of the genocide. She remembered hearing the killers shouting, “Any Tutsi cockroaches hiding in there? Show yourselves!” Her father and her younger brothers were killed in the genocide. Although she was raped and tortured, Nishimwe survived, along with her mother and a younger sister. At the end of her speech, the entire audience rose in silent respect.
Richie, the keynote speaker, was another highlight of the program. Originally, the speaker was supposed to be the Rwandan State Minister and Ambassador to the United Nations, His Excellency Eugene Richard Gasana, but he could not make it due to windstorms that canceled his flight. Considering his proximity to Berrien Springs (Chicago), and his experience with the people in Rwanda, Richie was an apt replacement. He read the ambassador’s remarks, and added some of his own. Richie has served as CEO of the Rwandan Development Board, aiding in economic development in the wake of the genocide, and continuing to work for the PAC. He has been instrumental in getting large corporations like Starbucks and Costco to help in the development of the nation, and his work has been recognized on CNN.
The Midwest Rwandan Community is led by president Louis Ruhaya, who spearheaded this event. The organization is responsible for representing the Rwandan community and celebrating Rwandan history.
Every year in April, the Rwandan community holds an event to remember the genocide against the Tutsi that happened in Rwanda 21 years ago. The Rwandan Community members use this event to raise awareness, and promote peace in spite of communal differences. It is in conjunction with the mantra “Never Again”—the idea that this type of atrocity should never again take place in the world.
In the words of Jean Hakiza, a Tutsi and a survivor of the genocide who helped in the organization of the event, “This (event) reminds the world that we’ve had a terrible war, or genocide that shouldn’t have taken place. This is what happened to Rwanda. Take notes so it doesn’t happen here or in any other country.” He continued to say, “I was a target, but miraculously God saved me. However, I lost my family, I lost my parents, I lost relatives, I lost so many people. And that’s why I’m involved, because I’m a part of the story.”
by Marcus Larivaux, IMC student writer
This article includes excerpts and additional information from Scott Moncrieff’s article in the Andrews University Student Movement, entitled “Kwibuka [Remember] 21.” Volume 99. Issue 21
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Apple Valley Parking Lot.
Come out and support outgoing student missionaries for the 2015–2016 school year.
Starting May 8th, University Vespers - Summer Edition. Please join us at 8:00pm in PMC Youth Chapel starting this Friday. Entry will be at the green awning located on the side of the church.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Come and meet the new Berrien Springs Oronoko Township Police Chief Paul Toliver.
You are invited to join us for some refreshments and the opportunity to meet members of your police department and Chief Toliver.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Coming soon! Next Friday, May 8. Free and open to all!
Celebration of the 212th Anniversary of the Haitian Flag and University Day
May 18, 2015
11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Theme: This is my Story! This is my Flag! This is my Song!
Features: Exposition of Haitian art works, music, food, history, poetry and literature
11 a.m.–1 p.m,, Seminary Commons
4:30 p.m., Andrews Football Field:
6–8:p.m., Chan Shun Hall
Welcome! Byenvini! Bienvenue!
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Dining Services hours for May Graduation Weekend 2015 will be as follows:
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.
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.
Room 307 in the Ad Building will soon be remodeled and the following tables and chairs will be available to campus:
16 plastic walnut laminated tables 9 foot 4 inches long by 24 inches wide by 28 inches high with chrome legs
One curved board room plastic walnut laminated table—13 ft long by 36 in wide by 28 in high with chrome legs
One round plastic walnut laminated table 42 in wide by 29 in high with chrome legs
Three board room tan/beige captain chairs in good condition
They will be removed next Monday, May 4, from Room 307 but if no one wants them they will be cut in half before we take them out of the room and thrown in the dumpster.
Custodial Services may be contacted to move items on campus, but personal transportation will need to be provided if moved off campus.
Call Patricia Hinman at Plant Administration, 269-471-3284.
Graduation Sunday, May 3, 2015
Bookstore will be open from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Starting Tuesday, May 12, Bookstore summer hours begin:
Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Friday,10 a.m –noon
The Bookstore will also open the following Sundays to service students coming in for summer terms.
Sunday, May 10, 2015, start of Summer Term 1, the bookstore will be open 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Sunday, June 6, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Sunday, August 16 & 23rd, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
On Monday, August 10, 2015, regular hours will resume:
Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Please join us at The Tent behind the Alumni House on the campus of Andrews University, May 9-16. This series, planned and presented by junior high students, will be held from 7–8:30 p.m. nightly. There will be no meeting on Wednesday, May 13. These young people are committed to sharing the message that cannot wait. Please invite anyone who may be blessed by hearing these 7th and 8th grade students share their love of Jesus. All are welcome.
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If you have any additional questions about AmazonSmile or other ways you can help support Andrews University, please visit the Andrews University Office of Development webpage.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Renaissance Kids is full of fun and educational activities for boy and girls, ages 5–15. We have added a couple of all-day sessions (week long). And we look forward to a new build project for the 12–15 year olds anxious to build an installation somewhere in the community. Call for details or visit the website: andrews.edu/go/renaissancekids.
HELP WANTED: Are you available Sabbath, June 13? Are you comfortable working with youth? Enjoy singing and talking about God with youth?
Interested in FREE LUNCH and an OFF-CAMPUS opportunity? Well, this is a great ministry opportunity for you.
CONTACT: The Affirm Faith Team in Campus Ministies, NO LATER THAN June 5, with your interest in the Indiana Campmeeting. (Located in Cicero, Indiana. Transportation and food provided. 8 to 10 Andrews students needed, so contact us ASAP to hold a spot.)
Monday, April 27, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
Howard Performing Arts Center
Friday, May 1, 2015
Howard Performing Arts Center
Thursday, April 20, 2015
Howard Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Howard Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Howard Performing Arts Center
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Pioneer Memoral Church
Featuring works from Mendelssohn, Vivaldi/Bach, Franck, Karg-Elert and more! Light reception and graduation celebration to follow. All are welcome!
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.
Martin Doblmeier, founder and president of Journey Films will be at the Adventist Book Center on Sunday, May 3. He will be autographing his series of three films on Seventh-day Adventists: The ADVENTISTS 1, The ADVENTISTS 2, and The BLUEPRINT: The Story of Adventist Education. These three films are now a series called The Adventists Trilogy and have been seen on public television and in more than 20 countries around the world..
You are invited to stop by the ABC between 2 and 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 3, to meet Mr. Doblmeier and have him personalize your copy of The Adventists Trilogy of films.
The chapel of the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary was packed with guests, faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, April 21, for the presentation of a Festschrift to George Knight, professor of church history, emeritus. The recently released book, “Adventist Maverick: A Celebration of George Knight’s Contribution to Adventist Thought,” was given to Knight in honor of his distinguished teaching, research, editorial and publishing career. The volume, published by Pacific Press Publishing Association, is a collection of writings by 19 colleagues and students, edited by Woodrow W. Whidden and Gilbert Valentine.
Denis Fortin, professor of theology and former dean of the Seminary from 2006–2012, welcomed everyone and invited God’s presence at the joyful occasion.
Reflecting on the methodology Knight used in writing his books, President Niels-Erik Andreasen said, “He [Knight] has written a good many books about early Adventist history, and he told me once that he wrote these books the same way the pioneers wrote their books, using pen and paper… I suspect that not a single chapter in the celebratory volume has been written that way. That’s a mark of distinction!”
Festschrift tributes were given by Gilbert Valentine, chair of the Department of Administration and Leadership, La Sierra University; Jerry Moon, chair of the Department of Church History, Andrews University; and Woodrow Whidden, professor of religion, emeritus, Andrews University. Brian Strayer, professor of history, also gave a tribute to the late Gary Land, whose scholarly contributions in the area of Adventist church history are notable.
Valentine began by noting the significant impact that Knight’s scholarship has had on the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He said, “It’s not an exaggeration to say that apart from Ellen White, Professor George Knight is probably the most prolific author the Adventist church has seen. He has achieved an exceedingly wide readership, and as a result has become one of the most influential voices in the contemporary Adventist church.” The statistical evidence is astounding: 42 books (36 of which have been translated into a wide variety of foreign languages), the preface/forward or introduction to 21 more books, 43 full-length articles in other influential scholarly publications, general series editor for four large series volumes— comprising 36 other books authored by others. Add to that 150 articles he wrote for scholarly journals and 76 published book reviews and, as Valentine put it, “Dr. Knight is certainly the most prolific author that Andrews University has produced, and is its most widely read scholar.”
Knight’s ability to address theological issues in a way that engages the whole church is a particular gift. He has addressed the issues of philosophy of education, Adventist history, Adventist theology, ecclesiology and mission, and biblical exposition. Valentine went on to say that another of Knight’s distinctive contributions has been to encourage and enable other writers to find their voices and an audience. He concluded his remarks with “As a writer, as a mentor of other writers, Andrews University and the wider Adventist church have been incredibly blessed and we are deeply grateful towards you.”
Jane Thayer, associate professor of religious education, emerita, shared Jerry Moon’s tribute, which focused on Knight’s role as a teacher. Moon was unable to attend the event due to a family emergency. Moon wrote, “Forty plus years of distinguished teaching and publishing have made George Knight a magisterial figure in Seventh-day Adventist education. He has taught in Adventist colleges and seminaries all over North America and literally from Australia to Zimbabwe. For many years he spent as much as four months each year teaching in remote places where pastors did not have access to an Adventist seminary.” That means thousands of pastors and teachers took his classes, exerting an enormous influence on the thought leaders of Adventism.
Moon provided an example of what a student could expect when taking one of Knight’s classes, based on his firsthand experience, “Students of today, accustomed to lectures presented in PowerPoint and classrooms wired for the Internet, might be surprised to see Knight stride in carrying a sheath of yellow paper covered with handwritten notes.” He continued, “Knight’s persona in the classroom was confident, exuberant and unsympathetic to slackers. His keen mind, vast knowledge and perfect confidence made him a fearsome and fascinating figure.”
In 2003 Knight was the first recipient of the Daniel A. Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Award, as well as the Teacher of the Year Award. He was honored as: “A riveting lecturer; a rigorous, prepared dissertation advisor; a scholar whose publishing productivity outstripped the rest of the department combined; and whose students hold influential positions all over the world.”
Whidden spoke of Knight’s role as an editorial impresario—someone who conceives, directs and casts “operatic dramas.” In this category of literary productivity are doctoral dissertations he directed (13 listed), the Bible Amplifier Commentary Series, the Adventist Pioneer Series of biographies, and the Ellen White Encyclopedia, which he launched. Then there were also countless informal manuscript reviews. As director of doctoral dissertations, his requirements included a rigorous “first eight-page edit rule” that demanded not only “clean copy,” but, more importantly, the expression of a clear purpose for the research. That rigorous attention to detail has resulted in, as Whidden put it, “a body of literature that has made lasting, often path-breaking contributions to the fields of Adventist history (particularly in Ellen White studies), biography, biblical commentary, educational philosophy, devotional uplift and theological discourse (both historical and systematic).”
Before the formal Festschrift presentation took place, Valentine explained that the book had its origins in 2009, at a landmark conference on the study of Ellen White which was held in Portland. At that conference it was noted that quite a number of the scholars that had contributed had been students of Knight. Others there were his colleagues. Valentine continued, “This is a distinctive kind of Festschrift. One that we hope will make for a good read. Nineteen colleagues or former students of George Knight have contributed, reflecting and critiquing on the wide array of topics that Knight has written on. We then asked Knight to respond to those reflections/critiques, thus getting both sides of the conversation in this really enjoyable volume.”
Valentine then read a letter of congratulations from Dale Galusha, president of Pacific Press, while a framed copy of the book cover was unveiled. Galusha wrote, “On this occasion, Pacific Press is proud to offer its congratulations to an Adventist original, an Adventist maverick, Dr. George Knight…. May his spirit of unswerving dedication to the church he loves inspire us all to be the best Adventists and best disciples we can be.”
“It’s kind of like going to your own funeral…before you die…and I’m very appreciative of everything that’s been done,” George Knight joked as he started his short response and homily. He spoke of the need for perspective and humility after listening to what had been said. Knight particularly singled out Bonnie Beres, his former secretary, for her role in typing up his handwritten manuscripts through the years. “Without her there would be no books,” he said.
Knight quickly put the focus on Jesus Christ, stating, “That’s why we’re here today.” Speaking about his life, he said that it has been a “search for meaning.” He learned that servanthood in every area was what Jesus’ life was all about, and his death was about our salvation. During a particularly difficult time period of his life, Knight shared how “a man he never wanted to see again,” his first Bible teacher, Robert Olson, was invited to his house. Olson knew of Knight’s struggle, but he didn’t say anything about it. He spent a day “just exuding the sweet love of Jesus,” and when he left the house, Knight told his wife, “I met Jesus today, in Robert Olson.” Knight continued by stating, “I was an Adventist for 14 years before I became a Christian. My life since that day has been dedicated to helping other people understand who Jesus is… Let’s never forget who we are in relationship to Jesus Christ and what he has done for us.”
The closing prayer was offered by John Matthews, a former student of Dr. Knight’s and current professor of educational foundations and religious education at the Andrews University School of Education, who asked God to bless Knight with “wisdom, insight and good health so that his ministry among us will continue for many years to come.”
The Berrien Springs Adventist Book Center offered a book signing following the program. If you wish to view the entire program, go to andrews.edu/go/youtube.
By Patricia Spangler, editorial manager, Integrated Marketing & Communication
Recently, several departments have come to the University Bookstore to make departmental purchases without their departmental charge card. However, this is not allowed per Andrews University financial policy. You must present your departmental charge card at time of purchase. Thank you for paying attention to this requirement.
Vice President for Financial Administration
Join us this Sunday, May 3, at the Terrace Café with your family and friends
as we celebrate the end of the year!
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Original AU Sam’s Chicken Meal
Fresh Fruit Bar
Fresh Baked Breads
Vegan options available
Cafe Accounts + Meal Plans are still open! Students are welcome to use remaining balance.
See you there!
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.
Eau Claire SDA Church
6562 Naomi Road
Eau Claire MI 49111
Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title: The Purpose Driven Gift
Church Service 10:50 a.m.
Sabbath School 9:15 a.m.
On Monday, May 4, Pizza Hut will be having a fundraising night to benefit Girls on the Run! It is taking place in all Pizza Hut stores in Berrien County from 4 to 8 p.m. So grab the family or some friends and head to your favorite location. 10% of the proceeds from dine-in and carry-out orders will go to the Girls on the Run program run by United Way of Southwest Michigan.
If you would like more information or volunteer opportunities with the Girls on the Run program feel free to contact Kelsey Cheyne at United Way of Southwest Michigan at email@example.com.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Please join us for an Open House gathering to celebrate Tim Arena's graduation from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. Date/time: Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 2-5 p.m. Address: 6211 Pokagon Rd, Apt. 2, Berrien Springs, MI. Parking is limited; may have to park along a busy road. Plan to enjoy light refreshments and fellowship. No gifts, please. Please call Heather Arena (after 5 p.m.) with questions: 269.363.0037. We hope you can come.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
You and your child are invited to attend a free preview class at Berrien Academy of Music! Free preview class for ages 6-10:
Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 P.M.
These classes are a wonderful alternative to traditional piano lessons for beginners, introducing the keyboard and music in a fun and energetic way.
For more information contact Joanna Moody at (269)471-5237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 24, 2015
HELP WANTED: Are you available Sabbath, June 13th? Are you comfortable working with youth? Enjoy singing & talking about God with youth?
Interested in FREE LUNCH and an OFF-CAMPUS Opportunity? Well, this is a great ministry opportunity for you.
CONTACT: The Affirm Faith Team in Campus Ministies, NO LATER THAN June 5th, with your interest in the Indiana Camp Meeting. (Located in Cicero, IN. Transportation and food provided. 8 to 10 AU students needed, so contact us asap to hold a spot.)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Featuring Jaime Jorge & Rich Aguilera
Friday, May 8, 2015
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.
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.
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
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:
bar soap or body wash
New books and toys for children from ages 2–14 are also appreciated.
FROM: Berrien Springs Camera Club
CONTACT: Madeline Johnston
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
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.
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.
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: email@example.com or www.gofundme.com/journeymi.
For more information contact Wanda Cantrell at 269-471-3264.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
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!
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 email@example.com.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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.
Tuesday, April 21
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.
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)
Solar powered lanterns/flashlights
Suitcases (to help transport the items)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 126.96.36.199 (US West) or 188.8.131.52 (US East)
Meeting ID: 986 519 485
Monday, April 20, 2015
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.
Friday, April 24, 2016
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.
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.”
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