Category: Week In Pictures
Monday, May 27, 2013
During the week of May 27-May 31, 2013, our office hours will be as follows for walk-ins:
Monday, May 27—Office closed for Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 28—1–5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 29—8:30 a.m.–noon
Thursday, May 30—1–5 p.m.
Friday, May 31—8:30 a.m.–noon
During this week, Robert Benjamin and Silmara Ferreira will be away at a national conference for international educators. Nancy Ruiz will be available during the hours specified above to assist you. You may also email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at: 269-471-6395 or 269-471-3310 and we will do our best to return your calls and reply to emails as best as we possibly can. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you and thank you for your understanding. Blessings!
Saturday, May 25, 2013
PMC Youth Chapel
What happened after God called Jonah? Children, bring your parents to hear an exciting story told by a student acting the role of Jonah, Wade Saint Martin. And consider what happens when God calls us?
Thursday, May 23, 2013
One of the largest graduating classes in recent history—484 undergraduate students and 436 graduate students—received their degrees in the spring 2013 Andrews University Commencement services held Sunday, May 5, 2013. Three services were held to accommodate the large number of graduates. Two honorary doctorates were also awarded, as well as two J.N. Andrews Medallions. For the complete story go to Recent News on the Andrews website.
Registration is underway for Renaissance Kids, an architecture day camp for kids ages 5–16, held at the Andrews University School of Architecture, Art & Design. There are five weeklong sessions and one two-weeklong session offered during the months of June and July.
Kids get to experience hands-on fun with design, drafting, building, sketching, watercolors and more. While exploring the discipline and lessons of architecture, Renaissance Kids provides a fun array of hands-on projects through which children learn about history and culture, design concepts, the architect’s tools, construction and materials, community and citizenship. The projects each week will follow the theme “It’s Easy Being Green.”
For full details go to Recent News on the Andrews website.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Ruth Murdoch Elementary School announces it annual garage sale, June 23-28 and June 30.
We will be accepting donations starting Monday, June 3, 2013.
Furniture, washers, dryers, kitchen items, clothing, books, toys, arts and crafts.
Phone 269-471-3225 for more information.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
As part of the planning of the University entrance, the Arboretum Council and the Facilities Management Committee voted temporary signage would be prohibited at the University entrance and along J.N. Andrews Boulevard. This policy was deemed reasonable because of the increased visibility of the official entrance to the University and the way-finding signs installed throughout campus. Signs placed there will be removed and can be picked up at IMC. Banners may be placed at the terminus of J.N. Andrews Boulevard on the poles provided. Reservations/arrangements to install and store banners can be made with Plant Service. When providing guests with directions to campus, weather-resistant boxes to place flyers about your event have been installed for your convenience at the large campus map at the Welcome Globe.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Wilfrida Ruiz, 91, died at her home in Berrien Springs on Sunday, May 19, 2013. She was the mother of Willyta Ruiz-Wamack, housing coordinator for University Towers, and Luz Ruiz, administrative assistant for the School of Architecture, Art & Design.
Wilfrida dedicated her life as an Adventist educator for 31 years in her native country of Peru. She was preceded in death by her husband Esteban Clodomiro Ruiz who died in 1975. She retired in 1981 and decided to move to the U.S. to join her two daughters in Texas. In 1989 she moved to Berrien Springs, following Willyta and Douglas Wamack who were here to pursue their studies. While at AU, she was able to fulfill her longtime dream that was postponed when she had to take care of her husband after he became ill. In 1995, at age 73, she received her master's degree in Religious Education. Wilfrida slept in Jesus at her home with both daughters at her bedside. She will be surely missed.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 24, at Pioneer Memorial Church. There will be a visitation from 12-1 p.m., with a funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery will follow. Online messages for the family may be left at www.allredfuneralhome.com. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Architecture Missions Group for Palpa School, c/o School of Architecture, Art & Design.
Please remember Willyta, Luz and their entire family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
The Office of Dining Services, Terrace Cafe and Gazebo will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday.
James White Library will be closed to all patrons on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 in honor of Memorial Day.
Richard Schwarz, prominent Seventh-day Adventist historian, teacher and administrator, passed away last Thursday, May 16, in Hawaii. Schwarz taught at EMC and later Andrews University much of his career, specializing in the history of the Adventist Church. His book, Light Bearers to the Remnant, was published in 1980. He also served in administrative posts late in his career including a brief time as acting president of Andrews University in the early 1980s.
The family is planning a memorial service at Pioneer Memorial Church on Sabbath, July 27, at 4 p.m. Those who wish to may send cards or notes to his wife, Joyce F. Schwarz, 44-115 Nanamoana St, Kaneohe HI 96744.
Please remember the family during this time of sorrow.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Steven P. Vitrano, emeritus professor of preaching, worship and evangelism, died on May 4, 2013, in Auburn, Calif. Vitrano served Andrews University for 40 years, from 1958-1998, as a professor of religion and philosophy, serving both in the religion department as well as the Seminary. Local services include a visitation from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at Allred Funeral Home in Berrien Springs, and a graveside service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Berrien Springs. Online messages may be left for his family at www.allredfuneralhome.com.
Andrews Student Gardens is offering starter plants beginning May 23, 2013: tomatoes, eggplant, squash, kale, hanging baskets, flowers, peppers, herbs and more. For more information call 269-471-6006 or email email@example.com.
The Farm Stand located near Neighbor to Neighbor on Old U.S. 31 will have the following hours for May-June:
Thursday & Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Edith Davis, educator and long-time resident of the Berrien Springs community, died on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Lakeland Specialty Hospital in Berrien Center. Davis served her church as teacher, Bible Instructor, pastor, dean of women, and missionary--making a difference in hundreds of lives. The Adventist Review has published a complete obituary.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Thursday, May 23
Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds
United Way of Southwest Michigan Girls on the Run 5K presented by United Federal Credit Union
This family-friendly event is open to the public and there is no charge to attend as a spectator. Modest entry fees help support the Girls on the Run program in upcoming years.
The United Way of Southwest Michigan Girls on the Run 5K is now one of the largest 5K events in Berrien County! 50 more volunteers are still needed to make sure everything runs smoothly for the special girls who have participated in the program this season. There are a variety of volunteer activities, including: Registration Table, Volunteer Check-In, Security, Goody Happy Hair Station, Route Assistance, Grandstand Assistance, and more! Sign-up to volunteer at the United Way website at www.uwsm.org/5kvolunteer.
Participate in the 5K!
Registration is just $25. Runners can also register at the event until 6 p.m. Families of four can register for just $40. Commemorative T-shirt included! Register online at www.uwsm.org/5kregistration. Please note this is not a timed event and runners and walkers of all levels are welcome to participate.
Do you suffer from pain in the front of your knee? Are you between the ages of 14–40 years old? You may be eligible to participate in a research study done by the Department of Physical Therapy at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich. Contact Ney Rivas at 407-923-8095 for more information and to determine if you qualify to participate.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
On Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., 18 second-graders from RMES marched single file into the Department of Nursing, following their teacher Jina Yoon. The class came to learn how our students become nurses. They spent time in the Skills Lab with Mary Ngugi, the lab coordinator, learning how our students get ready for their clinical experience. They also met with Gisele Kuhn, one of our faculty, and spent time with Bob (our SimMan, a high tech mannequin) to check his pulse and check breaths per minute.
They also learned that part of nursing was teaching about health prevention and promotion. In the end, some mentioned they wanted to become nurses when they were older.
The nursing department was delighted to be visited by the 2nd grade class from Ruth Murdoch Elementary School.
Please note the special hours for this coming weekend.
Friday, May 17
Supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sabbath, May 18
Breakfast, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Lunch, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
There are federal and state regulations that guide the flying of the U.S. flag at half staff on our campus, including the recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day on Wednesday, May 15.
Here's an announcement from the Michigan State Governor's Office regarding this order to fly the flag at half staff:
President Obama has ordered the flag of the United States lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, May 15 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. This recognition day falls during Police Week, May 12-18, 2013.
“It is a great honor to join with fellow Americans in paying special tribute to the law enforcement officers who serve and protect on the local, state and federal levels,” said Gov. Rick Snyder. “On this day, and every day, we say ‘thank you’ to the courageous and vigilant men and women who sacrifice much to ensure our safety, and we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in carrying out their sworn duties.”
There are other occasions throughout the year where the U.S. flag is to be flown at half staff. For a complete overview of those guidelines for the United States and, in particular, the state of Michigan, please review: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's Website: Displaying the Flag at Half Staff.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Class Night: Thursday, May 23, 7:30 p.m., Andrews Academy, Richard T. Orrison Chapel
Senior Recognition of Parents & Senior Awards
Consecration: Friday, May 24, 8 p.m., Village SDA Church
Gerald Wasmer, speaker
Senior Parents Sabbath School: Sabbath, May 25, 9:30 a.m., Andrews Academy, Richard T. Orrison Chapel
Baccalaureate: Sabbath, May 25, 11:45 a.m., Pioneer Memorial Church
Oliver Archer, speaker
Commencement: Sunday, May 26, 11 a.m., Pioneer Memorial Church
Bryan von Dorpowski, speaker
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management will have limited services on Thursday, May 16, due to a team retreat.
May 18, 2013
University students are invited to join us for the Illinois Conference Young Adult Spiritual Retreat. It will be a day filled with meaningful conversation, amazing speakers and great worship. We will close the day with a trip to the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago.
The free bus will depart from Pioneer Memorial Church parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Dress comfortably since we will be there the entire day. Lunch will be provided, but supper is on your own. You will need to sign up for this by May 16, 2013.
4 Dimensional Journeys–Cone 5 Stoneware by Susan Sutherland Barnes and
Mixed Media by Christopher Beikmann
Buchanan Art Center
117 West Front St, Buchanan MI
Friday, May 24
This exhibit opens on Wednesday, May 22, and runs through Saturday, July 6, 2013.
About Susan Sutherland Barnes: Born and raised in Niles, Mich., printmaker, fiber-artist and ceramist, Susan Sutherland Barnes graduated with a BFA from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind. From 1982-1990 Sutherland Barnes worked at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve in Buchanan, MIich., as the Arts and Crafts Coordinator, where she planned and implemented the arts education program and taught classes for adults and children. In 1990 her husband Richard [Rick] Barnes was transferred by AT&T to Martinsburg, W.Va., where Susan continued to work in art education and administration, creating studio art part-time. In the mid-90s, another job transfer for Rick resulted in a move to the Council Bluffs, Iowa/ Omaha, Neb. area where, in 1997, Susan established WindRiver Designs, her first clay and fibers studio, and began to pursue her art full-time. She also became active in area galleries including the Artists' Cooperative Gallery, the longest running cooperative gallery in Nebraska. There, Susan was president of the Board of Directors and helped design and promote arts outreach programs for area youth. In 2012, a desire to be closer to family prompted a move back to Michigan, where Susan presently maintains a full-time clay and fibers studio in Paw Paw, Mich.
With regard to this show, Sutherland Barnes states: “I've recently rediscovered working in the garden and it is, in some ways, like finding one’s creative voice on the long way home. There is a necessary process and each step along the way needs the step that came before and the one that will be coming after. As in my life and as an artist, there is a common rhythm in those steps that calms, connects and reminds me. This is where my voice began. Creative process is a mode of travel and the world outdoors is an open road.”
About Christopher Beikmann: A former, standout student of Susan Sutherland Barnes at Fernwood; Niles native Christopher Beikmann graduated with a BBA in advertising and minor in art from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo in 1999. He then worked for global ad agencies JWT and Y&R managing digital media campaigns for Ford Motor Company in both Detroit and Denver from 2000 through 2012. Working in both digital art and mixed media; Beikmann often blends sublimation and giclee reproduction techniques with hand-painting, embroidery and other textures. His digital artwork has been licensed internationally for use on device skins, cards and gifts as well as for TV and print. His complex and colorful works have also been shown in numerous galleries in the Santa Fe Arts district of Denver, Colo. In 2012, Beikmann founded Da Vinci Case, a device case accessory company focused on artisan cases for smart phones and mobile devices. His artisan cases have been sold all over the world and were recently featured in Vogue magazine. He currently resides in Aurora, Colo.
The Buchanan Art Center features three galleries with rotating exhibits of regional artists’ works, a program of educational art classes for all ages, and a gift shop offering works of local artists. Current hours are Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. More information, including a schedule of classes, can be obtained at the Center by calling 269-697-4005, or by visiting their website at www.buchananartcenter.org.
DINING SERVICES SUMMER HOURS
MAY 6-JULY 6
Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sabbath, 12:30-2 p.m.
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sabbath, 8-10 a.m., 6-9 p.m.
Sunday, 12-6 p.m.
Annual Eau Claire SDA Church Garage Sale
6562 Naomi Rd, Eau Claire, Mich.
Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Proceeds will benefit children's Sabbath School projects. Our entire fellowship hall will be filled with treasures waiting for you to take them home.
If you wish to donate your treasures, drop off donations on Sunday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (please, no clothing except for baby and toddler clothing). All items remaining at the end of the sale will be donated to charity unless otherwise specified.
During the summer, the Andrews University Bookstore will be closed on Sundays, except for June 9. Regular Sunday hours will resume on August 11. Thank you.
The Undergraduate Enrollment Management offices will be closed from May 20-23. Please contact Randy Graves for further information.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Department of Aviation will be hosting the annual International Aviation Missionary Association (IAMA) conference on May 15-17. The mission aviation conference will be held daily, Wednesday through Friday noon, in Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Special conference rates for Andrews attendees are:
$25—full conference registration
$10—per day registration
For more information, check out the IAMA website at www.iamanet.org, or the "Andrews University Aviation" Facebook page. Contact the Department of Aviation at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 269-471-3120.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Raphael Correa, a junior pre-PT student at Andrews University, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Saturday, May 4. Due to these injuries, the Correa family will have significant medical expenses. A fundraiser has been established to assist the family. Please also remember Raphael and his family in your prayers as they go through this difficult journey.
Monday, May 6, 2013
A new Sabbath School class has just started and is meeting in Nethery Hall, Room 143, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Our teachers are Woodrow Whidden, Stan Patterson, Paul Petersen and Wagner Kuhn. This summer we will be studying "Lesser Known Bible Characters." You are invited to join us. For additional information write to email@example.com or phone 473-2516.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The third annual BEST Early Research Symposium was held at Andrews University on Friday, April 26. Seventeen seniors took part in the symposium, which showcases Math & Science Center students from Berrien County. Read the full story here.
Andrews University’s Spring Graduation, scheduled for this weekend, May 3–5, 2013, marks a significant scheduling change. In order to provide more seating for graduates’ families, Commencement has been split into three separate services by school/college. Previously, Commencement was separated into two services: one for undergraduate and the other for graduate degree conferral.
The new schedule is:
School of Health Professions; Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
College of Arts & Sciences
Departments of Agriculture and Aviation; School of Architecture, Art & Design; School of Business Administration; School of Distance Education; and School of Education
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, the commencement services on Sunday, May 5.
Ante Jeroncic, associate professor of theology, will offer the Consecration address at Pioneer Memorial Church titled, “The Stories We Tell Ourselves…” on Friday, May 3, at 8 p.m.
On Sabbath, May 4, G. Alexander Bryant will present the Baccalaureate address titled, “Designed to Soar.” He will speak for both services at 9 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. at Pioneer Memorial Church.
Bryant serves as the executive secretary of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists and associate secretary of the General Conference. He formerly served as the president of the Central States Conference. His path to this position began with a degree in theology and business administration from Oakwood College in 1982. In December 2011, Bryant received a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Additional departmental services are planned for Friday, May 3, and Sabbath, May 4. 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 Sabbath, May 4, at 4 p.m., the Seminary Dedication Service will be in the Seminary Chapel. Also at 4 p.m. on Sabbath is the Department of Religion & Biblical Languages Senior Dedication in Newbold Auditorium of Buller Hall. The Department of Nursing Pinning will be held in Pioneer Memorial Church at 5 p.m. The Department of Public Health & Wellness Dedication Service and Reception is at 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Howard Performing Arts Center. At 5:50 p.m., the Department of Social Work Recognition Service will be in the University Towers Auditorium. The Open House for Architecture Graduates will 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 4. 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 of Dining Services in the Campus Center.
On Sunday, May 5, Bert B. Beach will be the speaker for the first and second Commencement services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Beach has served as general secretary for the Seventh-day Adventist Council on Inter-Church Relations since 1980. He has also served as secretary for the Conference of Secretaries of Christian World Communions from 1970–2002. He is the vice president for the International Commission for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency and the International Religious Liberty Association. His address is titled, “Hitch Your Wagon to a Star!” Beach will be the candidate for an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, which will be presented during the 8:30 a.m. service.
Faith Esham, an internationally known soprano, is a candidate for an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts. She will be presented with her degree during the 11 a.m. Commencement service. Esham’s 30-year career as an opera singer has garnered her acclaim for outstanding performances in major opera houses and concert states across the United States and Europe. She is an adjunct professor at Westminster Choir College in New Jersey.
Judith L. Storfjell, senior vice president and chief nursing officer for Loma Linda University Medical Center, will be the featured speaker for the 2 p.m. Commencement service on Sunday, May 5. Her address is titled, “Imagine!”
Storfjell is currently senior vice president for Patient Care Services for Loma Linda University Health, chief nursing officer for Loma Linda University Medical Center, associate dean for Practice and Research for LLU School of Nursing, and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing. She holds a PhD and MS from the University of Michigan in Nursing research with concentrations in public health, administration, economics and gerontology, and a BS in Nursing from Walla Walla University. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) and is one of about 20 individuals to receive “Edgerunner” recognition from AAN for her entrepreneurial work in providing nurse-managed primary care to individuals with severe mental illness. She was named Illinois Nurse Leader for 2012.
Commencement seating is by ticket only. A live streaming link will be provided at www.andrews.edu/graduation on the day of Commencement, Sunday, May 5. For more information and/or a full schedule of events, visit www.andrews.edu/graduation.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sabbath, May 4, 7 p.m.
The Adventist, a multi-story documentary film that explores a church that couples a firm belief in the near second coming of Christ with a remarkable focus on health, wholeness and wellbeing will be shown at the Village SDA Church on Sabbath, May 4, at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Everyone is invited.
Sabbath, May 11, 7:30 p.m.
Award-winning singers, the King’s Heralds, will be performing a free concert at the Village SDA Church on Sabbath, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The King's Heralds received 23 “Silver Angel Awards” from Excellence in Media, including six for “Best Male Vocal Group” and 14 for “Best Album.” A love offering will be collected during the program to help the King's Heralds continue their ministry through music
Wednesday, May 15, 5:30 p.m.
The Village SDA Church Health Ministry is sponsoring a raw food potluck on May 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the Family Center. Please bring prepared raw food to share and a copy of the recipe to share with others.
Tuesday, April 30 (Please note the corrected date)
Price Hall, 2nd floor lobby
Join the biology faculty as we say farewell to Margo Coleman, administrative assistant for the Department of Biology. Margo has served our department exceptionally well for more than five years, but has decided to retire as of May 31. Join us in celebrating her contributions to the department and University, and let’s wish her well as she transitions to retirement in the Granite State of New Hampshire!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Policy for Bicycles Left on Campus Over the Summer
AU Policy requires the removal of all unregistered, inoperable or abandoned bicycles from the campus. Campus Safety will attempt to contact the registered owners. If the owners are not located it will be presumed that they have abandoned the property. Any unclaimed or abandoned bicycles not claimed within the 60-day holding period shall be disposed of.
Policy for Vehicles Left on Campus Over the Summer
For all students who are leaving campus for the summer, AU Policy requires the removal of all vehicles on campus over the summer months unless the registered owner is present.
Andrews University’s Spring Commencement, scheduled for the weekend of May 3–5, 2013, marks a significant scheduling change. In order to provide more seating for graduates’ families, Commencement has been split into three separate services by school/college. Previously, Commencement was separated into two services: one for undergraduate and the other for graduate degree conferral.
The new schedule is:
8:30–10:30 a.m.: School of Health Professions; Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
11 a.m.–1 p.m.: College of Arts & Sciences
2–4 p.m.: Department of Agriculture; Department of Aviation; School of Architecture, Art & Design; School of Business Administration; School of Distance Education; and School of Education
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, the commencement services on Sunday, May 5.
A major new Bible study resource sponsored by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Andrews University is scheduled for release at the 2015 General Conference session in San Antonio, Texas, according to Andrews University President Niels-Erik Andreasen. The Andrews Bible Commentary, the church’s first concise, one-volume commentary, is intended as a coordinated resource with the Andrews Study Bible, released by Andrews University Press in June 2010. Read full story.
Over the years, there have been many myths and misconceptions concerning the Howard Performing Arts Center and we want to set the record straight. What follows is information you should know about the Howard Center; some is true, some is false, and some is just plain silly. Read on and discover the truth!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Dining Services is open to not only the Andrews community, but also to the greater Berrien Springs area. IF you enjoy dining on campus, here are two great incentives to make it an even more affordable option.
For all those who open a Cafe Account with $400 or more, that individual will be given a non-refundable 5% account bonus. This cannot be redeemed for cash or returned to financial statements at any time, hence the "non-refundable" description. If you are a full-time student opening a Cafe Account you will also be saving another 6% by not having to pay tax on any meals at Dining Services. With this 6% saved throughout the semester on top of the previous 5%, a full-time student with a Cafe Account can save a total of 11% throughout one single semester.
Loyalty Card Program
Our Loyalty Card program is a new feature we offer to all those who have a Cafe Account. Account holders can bring their Loyalty Card to the Terrace Cafe whenever they buy a meal. Once they have purchased a total of ten meals, bring the card back to receive the eleventh meal free. This is the perfect program for anyone who eats at the Terrace Cafe on a regular basis. You may only have one Loyalty Card at a time, and there is no limit to how many cards you can receive in a single semester.
These offers are not applicable to faculty/staff. (Faculty/staff recieve a special employee discount.)
Learn more about Dining Services.
Class of 2013,
This is a reminder that one of the final steps in your Graduation process is to tell us, Career Development Services, what your next steps are with the First Destination Survey. The information collected will be used to help create internship programs and job opportunities for AU graduates.
* By April 25, 2013 you will have had to complete the First Destination Survey in order to receive your Graduation Tickets.
Avoid the hassle, take 5 minutes and to make it more exciting for you, we’re going to be giving away multiple $50.00 cash prizes for every 50 surveys completed.
Here are the winners of the $50.00 Cash Prizes. We have more prizes to give away!
Andrea Oliveira - Graduating with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology & Audiology
Andrea Rose Opel - Graduating with a Master of Social Work
Nicholas Reichert - Graduating with a Bachelors in English/Spanish & Secondary Education
Check your email & take the survey!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
On Saturday, April 20, 2013, at approximately 4:18 p.m. a purse was stolen from inside of the Howard Performing Arts Center at Andrews University, which ultimately ended in the arrest of two subjects and the recovery of the stolen items.
During the afternoon hours, three men were driving a silver 2003 Volkswagen on the campus of Andrews University. Two are identified as Zachary Boomsliter of Berrien Springs (DOB: 5/1994) and Joshua Nunez of Eau Claire (DOB: 1/1994). The third subject is of Berrien Springs but is not presently charged. Around 4 p.m. Joshua Nunez and the third subject went into the Howard to use the restroom. The third subject returned to the car and waited with Boomsliter for Nunez to return. Boomsliter was the driver of the car. Nunez allegedly grabbed a purse from the auditorium and when the purse’s owner saw him, she yelled and alerted bystanders that her purse had been taken. When Nunez came running from the building with the purse he was being pursued by two brave bystanders. Boomsliter decided to drive away, leaving Nunez to be captured by his pursuers. A bystander secured Nunez until Campus Safety arrived. They held him until police, who were pursuing the getaway vehicle and the other two subjects secured them and returned to the University.
Another witness saw the car driven by Boomsliter drive away and followed them off campus and into an area where they attempted to conceal themselves. Boomsliter lost control of the car while fleeing. The car was seen striking and knocking down several mailboxes and a road sign on Hillcrest Ave. The pursuit ended in the parking lot of a local nursery, where the Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Police Department took custody of the subjects. They all returned to the University so officers could investigate the incident.
The stolen purse was recovered. A stolen phone from a separate incident was also recovered. The car was searched and marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found and seized.
Zachary Boomsliter was lodged at the Berrien County Jail and charged at this time with reckless driving and possession of marijuana.
Joshua Nunez was lodged at the Berrien County Jail and charged at this time for larceny from a person, larceny from a building, and receiving and concealing stolen property $200><$1000.
The third subject was released at this time pending further investigation.
This is an ongoing investigation being conducted jointly by the BSOPD and the Andrews University Office of Campus Safety, and additional charges may be possible as the investigation continues.
“We wish to thank the brave citizens who involved themselves in this incident to help bring it to a successful resolution with the arrest of the perpetrators and the recovery of not only the property they saw being stolen, but ultimately other property that was later found to have been stolen,” said the release from Chief Milt Agay of Berrien Springs Oronoko Township Police. “The BSOPD also wishes to acknowledge and thank the AU Office of Campus Safety for their assistance in this investigation, at the time of the incident and the continued follow up.”
Monday, April 22, 2013
Wednesday, May 15
12:30 p.m., James White Library
The campus and community are invited to a birthday party for the James White Library on May 15, 12:30–1:30 p.m., in the Library’s main floor gallery area. Former directors of the Library and key retirees have been invited to participate in the celebration. All former employees, including former student workers, will be recognized. Merlin Burt, director of the Center for Adventist Research (CAR), will present a brief history of the library and the General Conference. Terry Robertson, Seminary librarian, will initiate a project of taking oral history accounts about the library from current and former staff, as part of the celebration, which he’s hoping will reveal further details about the library’s development and contribution to Andrews University through the years. Birthday cake will be served at the conclusion of the event.
Guests are also invited to view the new display in CAR that highlights 150 years of the General Conference.
The capstone event for the Library’s 75th anniversary will be an exhibit of the many and varied special collections of the Library, to be on display across campus in conjunction with Alumni Homecoming Weekend, Sept. 27–30, 2013. The exhibit will include artwork, mission artifacts and textiles, rare book collections, furniture of historical interest, and archived movie films of campus development.
Wednesday, May 1
12:30-2:30 p.m., Chan Shun Hall Lobby
University family and friends are cordially invited to a come-and-go retirement reception to honor Ann Gibson, professor of accounting, and dean of the School of Business Administration from 1995–2006. Ann has served at Andrews University for more than 20 years.
There will be a special program at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1
4:30-6 p.m., Dining Services, Lincoln Room
University family and friends are cordially invited to a retirement reception to honor Tom Chittick, chair of the Department of Agriculture, for over 20 years of service to Andrews University.
On Thursday evening, April 18, at Loma Linda, California, the incoming Dean of the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary offered an interpretation of the death of Jesus. A native of the Czech Republic, something that became important toward the end of his presentation, his name is Jiri Moskala. The occasion was the first session of “The Cross: A Symposium on Atonement” which the Adventist Theological Society organized and the place was the Campus Hill Church. Read the full story here.
Monday-Friday, July 8-19
9 a.m.-12 p.m., Bell Hall Room 013
To register, contact the Curriculum and Instruction program, School of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Andrews University students in the Department of Engineering & Computer Science won in their category of the 9th Annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. Andrew Roderick, a junior, and Brian Booth, also a junior, took the top prize in the College Engineering category. Both received a scholarship from Stratasys, the contest sponsor and manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems for prototyping and manufacturing. Read full story.
Friday, April 19, 2013
By Debbie Michel
I sat in my office overlooking the Rockefeller Plaza ice rink and was overcome with a mixture of anxiety and relief. Anxiety, because I had made the decision to leave my job at NBC News without any other prospects in sight; relief, in that the daily grind chronicling the latest devastation had reached its end.
It was the culmination of 11 years chasing leads showcasing the worst of humanity: the Heaven’s Gate mass suicide; Washington, D.C., sniper shootings; JonBenét Ramsey murder; September 11; and stories labeled “nature’s wrath,” such as Hurricane Katrina. Read full story.
Pioneer Memorial Church has a number of orphan Bibles.
Have you attended University Vespers, chapel or church service at PMC and realize you have left your Bible?
Stop by the welcome center in the lower lobby on Sabbath morning or at the church office during the week to reclaim your Bible.
The Student Movement is looking for staff for the 2013-2014 school year! We are currently working to build a team of talented, committed students who will completely revolutionize student journalism on the Andrews University campus. All positions will require meeting attendance, innovative thinking, and the willingness to work as a team.
Previous experience is preferred, but not required. All you must have is a passion for truth and storytelling – and good writing skills.
We are currently hiring for the following positions:
In charge of finding and assigning stories about campus news – big events, policy changes, campus disturbances, etc.
This section deals with opinions, perspectives, and controversial topics. This editor must be devoted to balance, fairness, and quality in writing – and they’ll need to find writers can discuss issues intelligently every week.
This person needs to be excited about AU Sports! The section includes Cardinal news, Intramurals, and other campus athletics.
Andrews students are interesting and diverse. This section will tell their spotlight them and the interesting things they’re doing -- whether that’s climbing a mountain, backpacking through Indonesia, or learning how to play the bagpipes. This editor must constantly look for fascinating people and tell their stories.
Arts & Entertainment Editor
This section spotlights local artists, reviews campus arts events, and includes reviews and musings on various topics related to entertainment and the arts.
Assistant Layout Editor
Content doesn’t matter if it’s unreadable. This graphic designer will assist the Layout Editor in designing the newspaper every week.
Responsible for website content creation and maintenance. May also use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media to promote the SM.
In charge of managing the budget and, perhaps the most important task, making sure everyone gets paid!
This person gets the paper from hot off the presses and into the hands of students. This job requires a lot of legwork – and we’ll be trying to increase circulation this year.
If you are interested, please send a brief statement of purpose, resume, and (where applicable) 2-3 writing samples to email@example.com.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Need a place to host a graduation party, baby shower, anniversary celebration, party, meeting or even a small wedding reception? Consider the Hildebrand Hills Community Center. Just 5 miles from the Andrews campus, this beautiful facility boasts high vaulted ceilings in a country setting to provide the ambiance to make
your occasion extra special. There are kitchen facilities and tables and chairs. This facility is handicap accessible. The rental fees are a reasonable $25 per hour plus a cleaning fee of $50. Contact Evelyn at 269-471-7407 for more information or to make your reservation.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The online bulletin can be viewed at bulletin.andrews.edu and will serve as the primary bulletin resource for both staff and students. On the bulletin homepage, you will have access to a variety of links including:
The tutorials explain how to use the new bulletin in preparation for student advising.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Andrews University’s Spring Commencement, scheduled for the weekend of May 3–5, 2013, marks a significant scheduling change. In order to provide more seating for graduates’ families, Commencement has been split into three separate services by school/college. Previously, Commencement was separated into two services: one for undergraduate and the other for graduate degree conferral.
The new schedule is:
School of Health Professions
Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Agriculture
Department of Aviation
School of Architecture, Art & Design
School of Business Administration
School of Distance Education
School of Education
Each year, the graduating classes have grown, bringing with them more family members who wish to attend Commencement. According to Dalry Payne, graduation coordinator, after the spring 2012 service the administration decided to add one more commencement service to allow each graduate greater access to tickets for family and friends. Currently, each graduate will be allocated a minimum of six tickets. Depending upon the number of graduates who march, there may be more tickets available.
Full details of this year’s spring Commencement is available at www.andrews.edu/graduation.
The Department of Public Health & Wellness, formerly known as the Department of Nutrition & Wellness, has received approval to offer a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Nutrition and Wellness. The Board of Trustees approved both the department name change and new degree during their 2013 spring meeting.
This new program is the first and only online MPH program in Nutrition and Wellness offered in the country. Offered at a 50% tuition discount, this new program will prepare health professionals for service in the church and community by building knowledge and skills necessary to enhance the health of human populations and promote a healthy lifestyle through personal and community efforts.
Emmanuel Rudatsikira, dean of the School of Health Professions, says the demand for public health professions in the workforce continues to be high across the United States and globally. Citing information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Rudatsikira says employment opportunities are expected to grow by 37% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations (14%).
“This prediction translates into about 23,200 new jobs for public health professionals over the next 10 years,” says Rudatsikira. “According to the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), there are 62 accredited online public health programs in the United States. However, there are only two Master of Public Health programs in nutrition. Our program, with emphasis on vegetarian lifestyle and wellness, is unique and presently the only one of its kind.”
For more information visit www.andrews.edu/shp/publichealth.
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is ready to help you
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Small group sessions will be offered in the Geraty Room, Bell Hall, at the following times:
Tuesday, May 7, 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8, 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 29, 2-4 p.m.
Thursday, May 30, 10 a.m.-12 noon
Wednesday, Jun 12, 10 a.m.-12 noon
Individual sessions also available on request. Contact Laura at ext. 3308, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
CREATION HEALTH WORKSHOP INTENSIVE - JUNE 13-15, 2013
Learn how to lead your church and engage your community to help people be healthier and happier through God’s original plan for living life to the fullest: CREATION Health. CREATIONHealth.com
Thursday, June 13 - 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, June 14 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Special Sabbath, June 15 - 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LEARN HOW TO:
Lead a CREATION Health Seminar
• Develop a balanced health ministry for your church
• Create relational bridges and goodwill throughout your community
• Develop a vibrant culture of mission within your church
• Become the recognized whole-person health leader in your community
Friday, May 24, noon
Contact Alice McIntyre 269-471-8307 email@example.com
For more information contact Lynell LaMountain 407-303-7711 ext. 32 Lynell.Lamountain@flhosp.org
For 1 Credit - GSEM648-002 Workshop - CREATION Health (no extra fee - 2 books required)
Without Credit - $79.00 (includes the 2 required books)
Monday, April 8, 2013
A Healthy U is in the process of gathering information on how to improve the programs we currently offer and for programs in the future. We would love your help in this process! Please take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey (follow the link below). Your feedback is completely anonymous and greatly appreciated! Please complete the survey before April 25.
For those who complete the survey, there is an option to be entered into a drawing for one Andrews University Bookstore gift certificate valuing either $10 or $25. To be eligible for this prize drawing, you must complete the survey and choose to enter your name and email at the end (your name and email will only be used for the drawing and will not be used in connection with the data that is gathered). You can also choose to take the survey without giving your name and email, but you will not be entered into the prize drawing. The winners of the prize drawing will be announced on April 26. This option is for faculty/staff only.
Please help us as we try to move the A healthy U program forward!
Follow this link to complete the survey:
Thank you in advance for your participation in this!
Friday, April 5, 2013
Sunday, April 21
2:30-6 p.m., University of Notre Dame
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
In a world where connectivity and convenience increasingly influence where people choose to live, the architectural philosophy of New Urbanism is gaining support across the US. An approach to designing cities, towns and neighborhoods that resemble old European villages, New Urbanism attempts to reduce traffic and eliminate sprawl while fostering a sense of community closeness. Earth-friendly design, energy conservation, historic preservation and accessibility are also important characteristics. Read the full story here.
Andrews University has a recycling event planned for next Wendesday, April 10 on its campus in Berrien Springs. The school is partnering with Green Earth Electronics Recycling for the annual event. It will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., and there is a charge of $5 for old CRT computer monitors and $10 for tube televisions. Read the full story here.
Monday, April 1, 2013
What students from Andrews University thought would be just another day in their Animal Behavior class, ended up being one of their most eventful days yet.
The biology students were walking around Lake Shellenbarger when they spotted a deer that was stuck in the freezing lake. Read or watch the full story here.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
If eating healthy always feels like too much of a hassle, there's now a way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables without even stepping foot outside your house. Read the full story here.
Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary will offer a natural remedies and hydrotherapy workshop Aug. 4- 9. Read the full story here.
The morning paper at your door step may soon be accompanied by a fresh basket of produce. This summer you can subscribe to have fresh produce delivered for 20 weeks, courtesy of Andrews University Student Gardens. Read the full story here.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Are you a young adult looking for a service opportunity close to home? If so, Cruise with a Mission may be just the right opportunity for you! It’s a mission trip, a cruise, and a spiritual retreat, all wrapped up in one meaningful adventure; a vacation with purpose! Cruise with a Mission offers an opportunity to release the tensions of life in the context of Christian community. Join other young adults as we explore Alaska in 2013. The ship sails from Seattle Washington, September 15-22. Early-bird registration is available until April 15. For additional information and to receive your discounted early-bird registration rate, visit www.cye.org/cwm or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in Alaska!
Save the date for Renaissance Kids 2013, a summer day camp program for children ages 7-12 offered by the School of Architecture, Art & Design.
2013's theme is "It’s Easy Being Green."
Session 1: Ages 7-9, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Session 2: Ages 10-12, 1:45-5:15 p.m.
Session 3: Ages 10-12, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Session 4: Ages 7-9, 1:45-5:15 p.m.
Session 5: Ages 5-6, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (2 work weeks long)
Friday, March 15, 2013
The plan to extend water and sewer lines along M-139 in Oronoko Township is moving along with little opposition. The details on how to pay for the $4.8-million project were shared Tuesday night. Township Supervisor Mike Hildebrand says the plan is to get the town ready for the future, he cites the expo arena project as an example. Read the full story here.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Oronoko Township's plan to extend water and sewer lines along M-139 appears to be moving from vision to reality. Township Supervisor Mike Hildebrand announced Tuesday night that 95 percent of the $4.8 million needed has been secured. Read full story.
Did you know the Howard Performing Arts Center holds more than 200 events each year? Did you know that in addition to University ensembles, local elementary and secondary schools are able to utilize the Howard? Further, did you know the Howard Performing Arts Center is available for rental use for special events and weddings? In short, the Howard Performing Arts Center at Andrews University—designed for the performance of music and educational activities meeting fine arts standards—is committed to continuing to make the facility available to the community.
The Howard Performing Arts Center is a busy venue with 207 events last year alone. Erica Griessel, manager, says, “The needs of our Andrews University Department of Music ensembles are our top priority—choirs, operas, symphony orchestra, wind symphony, student recitals, faculty recitals and studio recitals.”
Local schools, including Andrews Academy, Ruth Murdoch Elementary School, Village SDA Elementary, Berrien Springs Middle School and Berrien Springs High School, also utilize the concert hall throughout each season. The University also uses the facility to host speakers for University forums, an annual student talent show, several music festivals, and as a venue to host prospective students. In the summer months, the Howard Center is home to multi-day conferences. There is also steady interest in using the concert hall for recording purposes.
The John & Dede Howard 90.7 WAUS Studios are also housed at the Howard Performing Arts Center. In partnership with WAUS, a Second Sunday Concert Series is held on the second Sunday of each month at 4 p.m. Most concerts are free of charge and feature a classical artist.
The major donors for the building, John and Dede Howard, had a strong desire for the facility to serve not only Andrews University’s needs but also Berrien Springs and the greater Southwest Michigan community. This remains a strong priority for Andrews University administration.
“Much of our busy season is comprised of groups from the University and the community who rent the lobby or concert hall for their special event,” continues Griessel. “Community groups, such as the Optimist Club of Berrien Springs, the Michigan State University 4-H Extension program, Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra’s Musicians in the Schools, and Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra use the Howard Center nearly annually.”
The lobby of the Howard Center is also frequently rented for wedding receptions, dinner parties, banquets, business luncheons and senior photos.
Howard Performing Arts Center management plans an annual season with six to twelve concerts with visiting artists in the genres of classical, Christian contemporary, jazz, world and instrumental music.
Griessel says, “With our desire to be your home for an exceptional concert experience, we make an effort to represent both local artists as well as artists from all around the world. In the past we’ve featured Vienna Boys Choir, Sandi Patty, Canadian Brass, Brandon Heath, Dailey & Vincent, and many more.”
If you’ve never been to the Howard Performing Arts Center, the current season still has several great concert experiences. On April 7, Christian contemporary artist Laura Story performs. The University Singers and Chorale perform in their annual Easter Choral Concert on Saturday, March 30, and the Wind Symphony has their spring concert on Sunday, April 21. As a finale to the season, the University Chorale and Symphony Orchestra are performing Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Charles Reid, tenor, on Saturday, April 27, at 6:30 P.M. For more information, visit us on the web at howard.andrews.edu or call the box office at 269-471-3560.
Planning for the 10th season, 2013–2014, is currently underway. Management always accepts suggestions from the campus and community on artists for the Howard Center Presents… concert series. Send suggestions to Erica Griessel, manager, at email@example.com or call 269-471-3560. If you have an interest in renting the Howard Center or the lobby for your special event, please contact them for further information.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A draft of the 2013 Campus Master Plan for Andrews University is available for download and review.
This draft is a first draft and is intended for introduction and review purposes only. Although a general outline and the graphic content of this document have already been presented to the Andrews University Campus Planning Committee, the draft has yet to be reviewed in detail. The authors of this document anticipate that appropriate details will be changed subsequent to a more thorough review.
You are invited to peruse this document carefully and offer comments and critique at your discretion. A draft of the Campus Master Plan, its goals and illustrations will also be presented to the faculty and staff at a later date, which has yet to be determined. A summary of the decision-making process behind this project can be found on the blog of this website.
View the new Campus Master Plan.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Wednesday, March 13
5 p.m., Bell Hall Room 013
The Andrews University Passion play, in its 10th year, will be open for two days, Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7. This is a scheduling change from the past when it took place over Easter weekend. Read the full story here.
Dr. Jiri Moskala has been appointed dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. In October Dr. Denis Fortin announced his desire to step away from administration in order to return to full-time teaching in the department of theology at the seminary beginning fall 2013. Moskala will become dean on July 1, 2013. Read the full story here.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
“49104: The Next Best Place” was the theme for this year’s annual Faculty/Staff awards night, held Sunday, March 3, at the Howard Performing Arts Center. Each year at this event faculty and staff are given recognition through the Years-of-Service Awards, Excellence in Service Awards, Faith Development Leadership Award, Daniel A. Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Awards and Siegfried H. Horn Excellence in Research & Creative Scholarship Awards.
“49104” was an Andrews-themed take on Garrison Keillor's popular radio show, A Prairie Home Companion. It featured all local talent, including live bluegrass music by Five for Grace and a script written by Bruce Closser, Scott Moncrieff and Ivan Davis from the Department of English and Ronald Knott, director of the Andrews University Press. A cast of faculty and staff performed “live” radio skits about life in our little community, “Where all the faculty are strong, all the staff are smart, and all the students are over-performing.” Nicholas Miller, associate professor of church history at the Seminary, was the host for the evening’s performance, and coached the audience on proper British ways of etiquette and pronunciation. The title song, “49104: The Next Best Place,” was a parody written and performed by Knott, based on “Something Good” from The Sound of Music. Dining Services implemented the theme with local food items served from farm stands erected in the Howard Lobby.
Siegfried H. Horn Excellence in Research & Creative Scholarship Award
This award was established in 2011 to honor Siegfried Horn’s legacy of scholarship and contribution to the field of biblical archaeology at Andrews University, and his impact upon the world church and the wider community of scholars. The award was established to recognize the lifetime scholarship achievement of Andrews University faculty members. The chair of the Scholarly Research Council accepts nominations in four separate categories: Arts, Humanities and Education; Pure and Applied Sciences; Professional Programs; and Religion and Theology. Award recipients, who must be associate or full professors and full-time employees for a minimum of five years, are selected by the membership of the Scholarly Research Council.
This year’s recipients were: Fernando Canale, professor of theology & philosophy, Department of Theology & Christian Philosophy; Winston Craig, professor of nutrition, Department of Nutrition & Wellness; Tevni Grajales Guerra, professor of research and statistical methodology, Department of Graduate Psychology & Counseling; and Øystein LaBianca, professor of anthropology, Department of Behavioral Sciences.
Staff Excellence in Service Award
The recipients of this award are hourly or salaried full- or part-time staff who have served for at least three consecutive years, and have not previously received the award. The award is given in recognition of outstanding service to the University, the church and the community, and for demonstrating, by precept and example, a Christ-centered life. This year’s recipients were Cynthia Caballero, secretary, Ruth Murdoch Elementary School; Gregory Offenback, heavy equipment operator, Transportation; and Edelmira Guzman, custodial supervisor, Lamson Hall.
Daniel A. Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Award
Eight faculty members received the Daniel A. Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Award. This award recognizes faculty whose teaching reflects the high standards of excellence modeled by Daniel A. Augsburger in his 60 years of teaching at Andrews University. Augsburger’s leadership, academic rigor, breadth of knowledge, teacher-scholar role, along with care and concern for students, exemplify the best of faculty endeavors. Faculty from each school nominate and choose their individual candidates. This year’s recipients were: Gary Burdick, associate dean of research, School of Graduate Studies & Research; Pedro Navia, professor of Spanish, College of Arts & Sciences; Shelly Perry, associate professor of social work, College of Arts & Sciences; Tom Michaud, instructor of digital media, School of Architecture, Art & Design; Ben Maguad, professor of management, School of Business Administration; Nancy Carbonell, associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, School of Education; Richard Show, associate professor of medical laboratory science; and Darius Jankiewicz, associate professor of theology, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary.
Faith Development Leadership Award
This honor is awarded to any employee, faculty or staff, who has made a significant contribution to the spiritual life of campus. Formerly known as the Spiritual Life Award, instituted in 2005, the name was changed this year. This year’s honoree was Paul Elder, manager of Plant Service. His humbleness is one of the first attributes folks notice about him. Elder leads worship for all his staff every Monday and encourages an open searching heart for Jesus. He believes doing a good job is also leaving a good impression that Jesus makes the difference in your life. He is also an avid supporter of student missionaries and served on the Student Missions Advisory at Andrews University. Elder knows the names of all his staff and students. The students who work in his area said, “He always says hello to us no matter where we are on campus.” He is also engaged in his local church as an elder and Sabbath School teacher and leads out in the mid-week prayer meeting.
35 Years of Service Awards
Daniel Bidwell, senior systems administrator, Information Technology Services
Dan Bidwell started full-time work as a systems administrator at Andrews University in August 1977. He began teaching computer science in 1980 and was a member of the first graduating class in computer science in 1981, receiving a Master of Science. Andrews is grateful for the many contributions Dan has made to so many campus firsts: the first Internet connection, the first fiber optic data cable, and the first WEB server at Andrews, to name a few. Dan was also the first Seventh-day Adventist to receive a doctorate in computer science in 1986.
Gregory Offenback, heavy equipment operator, Transportation
Since 1978, Gregory Offenback has been doing all kinds of heavy lifting, so to speak, at Andrews. From his years of fixing equipment to planting and harvesting crops at the Andrews Farm and Dairy, to his current role as a “jack-of-all-trades” at Transportation, Greg certainly is one of Andrews’ most dedicated caretakers. The next time you enjoy a snow-free parking lot or a recently filled-in pothole, you have Greg to thank!
30 Years of Service Awards
Daniel Cress, director of servers & networks, Information Technology Services
Daniel Cress and his work can be characterized by the words quality, vision, innovation, research, planning and service. His vision, research and innovation have significantly impacted Andrews University: from planning and developing the campus network beginning 20 years ago, to finding technology to connect outlying buildings, designing and engineering the Seminary classrooms, and so much more.
Meredith Jones-Gray, professor of English, Department of English
Andrews University is a place of significance for Meredith Jones Gray—both professionally and personally. She joined the Department of English faculty 30 years ago; authored a history volume of the University, As We Set Forth, and is working on a second volume; earned three degrees from Andrews, and attended Andrews Academy and Ruth Murdoch Elementary School. And before that, it was the Sutherland House where her parents brought her home from the hospital when she was born.
Barry Wilson, master electrician, Plant Service
Barry Wilson has served Andrews University for 30 years, much of that as a master electrician for Plant Service. His greatest gift is his willingness to respond to any emergency, during his regular hours or in the middle of the night. Barry also represents Andrews in the community as a volunteer fireman. At any time he might be called to help save one of our neighbor’s lives or property.
25 Years of Service Awards
Elynda Bedney, director, Office of Student Financial Services
When you get information from Elynda Bedney, director of Student Financial Services, you know it will be done accurately. Just take a look at the Compliance Reviews from our Federal and State Agencies: the outcome is always the same…an excellent report! Bedney has given 25 years of excellent service to Andrews. Not bound by a time clock, she is there to ensure the enrollment process for financial clearance is handled accurately and timely.
Winston Craig, professor of nutrition and chair, Department of Nutrition & Wellness
Winston Craig has served as a leader in the Department of Nutrition & Wellness for the past 25 years. During his term as chair, he has guided the department through several transitions and been instrumental in developing academic programs. Colleagues and students alike appreciate his great storytelling ability and Christian example. Student comments on course evaluations testify to his excellent teaching and commitment to Christian education.
JoAnn Davidson, professor of theology, Department of Theology & Christian Philosophy
When JoAnn Davidson joined the Department of Theology & Christian Philosophy, it was at a time when women usually taught part-time, lecturing mostly in biblical languages. JoAnn’s assignment in the seminary consisted of teaching theology, that is, an academic area of study, where she had to research her own lectures on various doctrines and deliver them to masters and doctoral students. While students were used to tenors and basses, when this soprano joined, the department rallied behind her and she became what she is now—one of the top professors in the Seminary.
Kathleen Demsky, director, Architecture Resource Center, James White Library
As director of the Architecture Resource Center since 1990, Kathleen Demsky has made it the living room of the School of Architecture, Art & Design, and one of the most inviting and comfortable places to study on campus. She’s also been a leading force in establishing a European study program and the Waldensian Study Tour. As sponsor of the American Institute of Architecture Students and sponsor for Friday evening vespers, she serves students with warmth and Christian character as both a mentor and friend.
Steven Hansen, professor of art, Department of Visual Art & Design
Steven Hansen has been a faculty member at Andrews since 1987—exhibiting a wide variety of artistic interests over the years, beginning with painting then moving on to sculpture, working primarily in clay for the last couple of decades. Most recently he added a renewed interest in art history, beginning research on a manuscript that he hopes will be published in the near future. Held in high regard by colleagues and students alike, one of the key lessons Hansen instills in all he encounters is how “there can be no specific tag placed on what qualifies as ‘art’ in general.”
Herbert Helm, professor of psychology, Department of Behavioral Sciences
For 25 years Herbert Helm has defined the core of our psychology major at Andrews University. Herb’s understanding of the need for research in undergraduate education, his teaching skill, his high standards and the time he spends with students outside of the classroom have resulted in a very high level of student-led research/scholarship in the Department of Behavioral Sciences.
Mildred McGrath, patron services manager, James White Library
Mildred McGrath graciously shares her welcoming smile with patrons of the James White Library, while serving as the “front door” for those seeking library services. She takes a special interest in her student workers and is known for creating a family atmosphere at work, a deep care for her students’ wellbeing, and being dedicated to helping them succeed.
Alan Mitchell, assistant professor of music, Department of Music
“Organized” was a consistent theme for those who reflected on Alan Mitchell’s service to Andrews. It’s an attribute that has endeared him to colleagues and students alike. From coordinating music study and performance tours both domestically and internationally, to conducting the Andrews University Wind Symphony, to teaching countless students pursuing degrees in music education, Alan is greatly respected.
John Reichert, physical education instructor, Andrews Academy
Weeklong backpacking and mountain biking excursions in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina are just some of the ways John Reichert’s emphasis on health and exercise extend beyond the gymnasium. Since 1987, he has been faculty for Andrews Academy’s physical education department. Always looking for ways to improve physical education at Andrews Academy, John has been instrumental in overseeing the renovations of the Academy fitness center, to the benefit of both students and staff.
Dorothy Show, administrative assistant, Department of Old Testament
Over the past 25 years, Dorothy Show has been an amazing, yes, awesome administrative assistant for the Department of Old Testament. Her encyclopedic knowledge and expertise in the various facets of Seminary life are legendary. Professors in the department unfailingly know that when Dorothy is given a job to do, it will be done thoroughly, completely and accurately. No one is unimportant to her—even the little children who come to the office and get one of her famous “stickers!”
Richard Show, assistant professor of medical laboratory sciences, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
Richard Show, or Dick as he is fondly known, is a consummate educator who brings a vast amount of clinical experience, practical insight and knowledge to his students. In addition to his teaching, Dick’s gift for instrument troubleshooting and repair has saved the University thousands of dollars over the years by cheerfully repairing donated instruments or fixing instruments that suffered under a little too much enthusiastic student use.
Additionally, the evening offered recognition for employees with 35, 30, 25, 20,15, 10 and 5 Years of Service.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
In an effort to continue to follow best practices at Andrews University, a confidential complaint mechanism is available for faculty, staff and students to share concerns, independent of management, about questionable accounting, accounting controls, auditing matters or financial ethical misconduct. If you have a financial concern, you may contact the internal auditor, Sylvia Budd, at 269-471-6503 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may submit a complaint online via the Internal Auditor’s homepage at www.andrews.edu/services/auditor
Old Testament scholar Moskala was chosen yesterday to serve as dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, located in the U.S. state of Michigan.
Moskala, who has served at the Seminary since 1996, will fill the role held by current dean Denis Fortin, who last October announced his intention to return to fulltime teaching at the seminary by this autumn. Read the full story here.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A new dean has been named at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. Jiri Moskala, who has served at the Seminary since 1996, accepted the position most recently held by Denis Fortin. Moskala’s appointment is effective July 1, 2013. In October of 2012, Fortin announced his desire to step away from administration in order to return to full-time teaching in the Department of Theology & Christian Philosophy at the Seminary beginning fall 2013.
“We narrowed it down to five candidates. When the final candidate review was done, it felt like the Lord was leading because there was a definite consensus that emerged on one candidate: Jiri Moskala,” says Ben Schoun, chair of the Andrews University Board of Trustees and a general vice president for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. “Dr. Moskala is a fine academic scholar and very loyal to the church. I don’t know anyone who can question his commitment to the mission and values that we stand for.”
Moskala presently serves as professor of Old Testament exegesis and theology and chair of the Department of Old Testament at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. Moskala says of his new appointment, “My vision for the Theological Seminary is to be the light for the world and the theological resource for the church. We are here to serve the worldwide church in various capacities to prepare future church leaders to work and deal with different challenges in order to proclaim the eternal Gospel with conviction, urgency and passion, make a difference for good, and prepare people for the soon second coming of Jesus.”
The Seminary dean is a member of the General Conference International Board of Theological and Ministerial Education, the North American Division Executive Committee and the North American Division Board of Theological and Ministerial Education. Additionally, the dean of the Seminary works closely with leadership from both the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists and the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Schoun says, “The Seminary at Andrews University is like a wonderful think-tank for the Adventist church. For those of us in church leadership who are out encouraging the work on the ground to go forward, it’s nice to get the council of the thinkers who are here at the Seminary. It’s a wonderful resource to be able to call upon in these various kinds of church issues.”
“Moskala is someone who comes from a very strong biblical and mission-oriented background,” says Ted Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. “He and his family are very focused on the tremendous task the Lord has given to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and out of that grows his passion for the educational process and mission of the church. It is a blessing to have someone like that heading the Seminary, keeping in front of many theological students, not only the academic side, which is very important, but also the practical mission side as we approach Christ's soon coming.”
Born in Cesky Tesin, Czech Republic, Moskala received a Master of Theology in 1979 and a Doctor of Theology in 1990, all from the Comenius Faculty of Protestant Theology (now Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University), Czech Republic. In 1998, he completed his Doctor of Philosophy from Andrews University. Moskala began his ministry as a pastor for the Czecho-Slovakian Union, serving in this capacity until 1989. When the Communist regime fell after the Velvet Revolution, he established and served as the first principal of the Theological Seminary in Prague for training pastors. Moskala also served in various other capacities including director of the Life and Health Society, Education Department and Health Department for the Czecho-Slovakian Union.
Moskala has served as a speaker for many Bible conferences and theological symposia in all 13 divisions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and has lectured at Adventist universities and colleges around the world. He is a member of various theological societies including the Adventist Society for Religious Studies, Adventist Theological Society, Chicago Society of Biblical Research, Society of Biblical Literature, and Society of Christian Ethics.
Moskala has authored or edited a number of articles and books in both Czech and English. In addition, he has participated in several archaeological expeditions in Tell Jalul, Jordan.
Moskala and his wife, Eva Moskalova, have five grown children and three grandchildren. “This is a great honor for the confidence expressed in me, but it also holds a sense of immense responsibility. I feel like Moses in front of the Burning Bush. One of the Bible verses which speaks to me in this situation is Proverbs 16:9: ‘In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.’ But I trust God, because when He calls one to do something, He also provides strength, wisdom, guidance, and constant help. I rely on God’s promise: Isaiah 41:13, I am the Lord your God who took you by your right hand and says to you do not fear, I will help you,” he says.
The Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
The primary mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary is to prepare ministers and teachers for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It offers a Master of Divinity; Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Religion, Religious Education, and Youth & Young Adult Ministry; dual degrees in Master of Arts in Youth & Young Adult Ministry/Master of Social Work and Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work; and five doctoral programs: Doctor of Ministry; Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical & Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, Religion, and Religious Education; and Doctor of Theology. The Seminary has seven departments: Christian Ministry, Church History, Discipleship & Religious Education, New Testament, Old Testament, Theology & Christian Philosophy, and World Mission. It also offers learning opportunities to students through several centers and institutes such as: Center of Continuing Education for Ministry, Institute of Church Ministry, Institute of Hispanic Ministry, Greek Manuscript Research Center, the Institute of Archaeology, and Institute of Jewish-Christian Studies. In addition, the Seminary works in close association with the North American Division Evangelism Institute (NADEI), the Center for Youth Evangelism, and the Seventh-day Adventist Institute of World Mission.
The Seminary is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse seminary campuses in North America with about 550 students studying on the main campus and an additional 750 attending Seminary classes offered at extension sites in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. The Seminary holds full accreditation from the Adventist Accrediting Association, the Association of Theological Schools and the Higher Learning Commission.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The STEM Division in the College of Arts & Sciences, comprised of the Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Department of Mathematics and Department of Physics, now has Rachel Boothby serving as the first STEM division enrollment coordinator. STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, is a growing initiative at Andrews. STEM offers a unique experience for students integrating the scholastic resources and practices of larger state universities with an environment that fosters spiritual development. Read full story.
Friday, February 15, 2013
For a limited time, Dining Services will be offering family-style meals that contain a delicious entrée coupled with the perfect side item, salad with dressing, and a dessert or bread. Gourmet To-Go can be ordered weekly until Wednesdays at noon for pick up on Friday afternoon. One take-out meal is designed to feed a group of 4 and is $24.99. We will be sending a weekly email, each Friday morning detailing menus, ordering information and pick-up time and location.
Please email us if you would like to be put on the Friday morning email list for Gourmet To-Go. You can visit our website for more information about this new program.
To promote a healthy body image and increase awareness about eating disorders on our community, the Andrews University Counseling & Testing Center will be sponsoring several events during the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 24 – March 2, 2013).
Tuesday, February 26
11:30 a.m., Buller Hall, Room 149
Leilani Langdon and LaKeSha Morris will be offering the educational workshop “Self-esteem, Body-image, and Eating Disorders” during the Tuesday Choices program. Come and learn about the link between the way you think and feel about your body, your mood, and eating habits. Find out where you can find help for yourself or for your loved one. This program is open to students.
The Counseling and Testing Center is also sponsoring an art exhibition titled “Celebrating Every Body.” Students are invited to submit works of art that reflect this theme. A panel of counselors will select pieces to be exhibited at the Campus Center during our Awareness Event and will award prices to the three pieces that best represent this theme (Amazon.com gift cards for $75, $50, and $25, respectively). Visit andrews.edu/ctcenter for more information about how to submit your work of art.
Thursday, Feb. 28
12-3 p.m., Counseling & Testing Center
Faculty, staff, and students are welcomed to participate during our Awareness Event on Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 12-3 p.m. We’ll have a “Message Board” where the AU community can post messages of acceptance and encouragement. The selected works of art reflecting the theme “Celebrating Every Body” will be on display, including the award winners. Also, the Counseling & Testing Center will have information about eating disorders and will be offering in-person screenings.
The eating disorder screening consists of a brief, anonymous questionnaire designed to provide students with insight into symptoms they might be experiencing and receive helpful treatment and referral information, if necessary. In addition to in-person screenings during the Awareness Event, students can access an anonymous screening online at http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/andrews
Come, participate, and help in promoting a healthy body image and greater awareness of eating disorders in our community. For more information, contact Luis G. C. Ortega, LPC, NCC at email@example.com.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Berrien Springs, Mich.—As national debates intensify over how to effectively safeguard our educational institutions against future acts of violence, Professional Adventists for Safety and Security (PASS) is preparing for their third annual meeting, to be held in July 2013. PASS was organized in 2010 to bring together safety and security professionals serving at Seventh-day Adventist schools, hospitals and other institutions to discuss best practices, provide community resources, and maintain an Adventist network of security personal for the distribution of important information.
To date, there has been active involvement in PASS from campus security directors of Oakwood Adventist University, Southern Adventist University, Andrews University and Loma Linda University, and the directors of security at ADRA, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and the Review & Herald Publishing Association. Read full story.
Charles Reid has sung on some of opera's biggest stages, including a nine-season stint with New York's Metropolitan Opera, but Sunday's performance at Andrews University's Howard Performing Arts Center is of particular note in his accomplished singing career. Read the full story here.
When Lewis Eakins learned about the mass shooting at Virginia Tech in 2006, he wanted to increase the level of preparedness for his campus safety officers at Oakwood University.
Eakins, the director of Public Safety at the Adventist university in Huntsville, Alabama, embarked upon a state procedure that allows a private university to create its own police department. The move, he says, has enhanced training and now allows several of his 15 officers to carry a firearm.
Read the rest of the story here.