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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Dissertation Defense


On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Joseph Rakocy will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Joseph Rakocy’s dissertation title is, “John Bruce, Jr.: A Sixty-Nine-Year Leadership Journey Through Change in the US Army.”

Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.


Weather Station at RMES

Atop Ruth Murdock Elementary School is a weather station that monitors current weather conditions on campus and then it populates the data online. You may utilize this tool, too, in order to monitor the weather conditions on campus, including wind speeds.

Here is the link

We thank Mr. Waller, and his team, for making this helpful resource available to our campus.

Jan. Meeting of Berrien Springs Camera Club

The Berrien Springs Camera Club will meet on Tues., Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Community Library at Cass and Union. Notice the change from its usual first Wednesday of the month, due to the holiday on Jan. 1 and the library not being available on the following Wednesday.

            The program will be presented by Rob Shellhamer, the treasurer of the club. His topic will be Flash Photography. He says, “I will be covering both built-in and camera flash, but not strobe lights (though many of the same principles would apply).” He adds, “There will be a short bit on theory and technique, but mostly just playing with the camera and flash. Participants should feel free to bring theirs and play along or just sit and enjoy.”

Shellhamer, an avid photographer, has been a member of the Berrien Springs Camera Club for six years. He enjoys a wide variety of kinds of photography and enjoys collecting gear for it.  He not only is a skilled photographer, but also has the ability to explain techniques in a step-by-step manner.

            All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Nominate a Woman of Excellence

8 Days of Prayer

Village SDA Church Eight Days of Prayer
Theme: The Power of Prayer
Date: December 28 to January 4
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place: Family Center

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave, Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Phone # 471-7795
Contact Person - Elizabeth Tan

Village Adventist Church Service

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, December 28, 2013
First Worship: 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship:  11:20 a.m.
Sermon Title - "Prayer Has a Back Story"
Preacher -  Dr. Kathy Beagles

GROW Group Registration 2014

GROW Group registration begins January 11th, 2014!  Take a moment to check out all the groups that Andrews Student Leaders and PMC Leaders are offering for our mutual growth in this journey of discipleship.  Register soon to get into the group of your choice.  Many groups fill quickly, and we want you to have your first choice! Go to and click on GROW Groups!  Any questions?  Contact Carolyn Strzyzykowski, or call 269-519-2801.

All Nations Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, January 4, 2014
Speaker: R. Clifford Jones

Monday, December 30, 2013

John Dry Passes Away

John Dry, husband of Marilyn Dry, long-time employee of RMES, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18. Read his obituary here. A celebration of life service wil take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Village Adventist Church in Berrien Springs.

Loren Hummel Passes Away

Long-time Andrews University employee Loren Hummel passed away Friday morning in Niles, Mich. Read his obituary here. Funeral services were held in PMC on Sunday.

Student Writes on Budget Travel

Katelyn Ruiz, who completed her master's of communication degree this month, was published on the U.S. News & World Report website. Her article features tips and tricks for international college students wanting to see the sights without paying a hefty amount of money to do so. <<< Read the full article >>>

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Niles Westside Church Service

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

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

December 28: Kari Prouty, Speaker

All Nations Church Service

 All Nations SDA Church Service, December 28, 2013
Speaker: Dr. David Williams,

Week in Pictures

Monday, December 23, 2013

Prayer Vigil

1st Haitian American SDA Group

310 West Mars St

Berrien Springs, MI 49103


Prayer Vigil: 8:00PM - 12:OOAM

Pumpkin Soul and Tea will be served.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Niles Westside Church Service

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

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

December 21: Joseph Kidder, Speaker

Week in Pictures

Andrews Among Campuses Seeking to Be More Sustainable

During a chilly November weekend, 45 student leaders from eight colleges and universities gathered for a sustainability summit at Goshen College’s Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center.

The goal of the sustainability summit was to bring students from area institutions together to learn, network and brainstorm ways to make their home campuses more sustainable. This year’s focus was on food.  

<<< Read the full story >>>


PMC Christmas Eve Service

Come to the Manager

Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 7:00

Pioneer Memorial Church

You are welcome to attend a special Christmas eve service at Pioneer Memorial Church. The program will begin at 7:00pm, and include the Luke 2 story, special music, and Christmas carols.  Following the service, refreshments will be served in the commons.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New "Your Story Hour" Released

Your Story Hour releases its newest album "Great Stories Vol. 12" just in time for Christmas.  Can be purchased at Your Story Hour or the ABC. 

Village Adventist Church Service

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, December 21, 2013
Time: 11:20 a.m.
Christmas Sabbath Worship
Sermon Title - "The Lonely Road to Bethlehem"
Preacher -  Pastor Ron Kelly

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave, Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Phone # 471-7795
Contact Person - Elizabeth Tan


The Office of International Student services and programs will be closed from December 23 - 27, 2013 in lieu of the Christmas Holiday. On December 30-31, 2013, we will be open on a limited basis. If you need assistance you may contact us via email:; or by dialing: (269) 471 3310 / (269) 471 6378.

This office will re-open for regular business to serve your needs on January 2, 2014.

If you have any emergency related to your international student immigration matters, you may call Robert Benjamin at (269) 240 0938 or Silmara (269) 861 5844.

We want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a BLESSED beginning to 2014!



Bill Goulet Passed Away

Waste Water Treatment Operator Bill Goulet, contracted for Andrews through Fleis & Vandenbrink Engineering, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 14. "It’s so sad, he was  such a nice guy and an excellent worker us," says Paul Elder, plant manager at Andrews University. "He did a superb job maintaining our WWTP. He was always sharing his summer produce from his garden with us here at Plant Services. We will miss him dearly." 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Coloma, Mich.

All Nations Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, December 21, 2013
Speaker: R. Clifford Jones, "Make Room for Jesus"

Eau Claire Church Service Dec. 28

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

Sabbath Speaker:  David Penno
Sermon Title:  " You Want Me to Do What? "

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

Eau Claire Church Service Dec. 21

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

Sabbath Speaker:  Pastor Ted Toms
Special Christmas Program starts at
9:30 with Christmas Breakfast Potluck
10:30 Special Christmas Program

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Program at MASDAC

You are invited to 2013 Christmas program hosted by MASDAC Children.

It is a program you do not want to miss.

Date: Friday, December 20, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm

Address: 300 South Mechanic Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Friday, December 13, 2013

Herald-Palladium: Vision for Change

Chicago's visionary planner Daniel Burnham famously said "Make no little plans."
Berrien Springs isn't Chicago, but Andrews University graduate architecture students aren't thinking small. The students unveiled their vision Wednesday of Berrien Springs and Oronoko Township being on the same page regarding business corridor M-139.   <<< Read the full story >>>

Christmas Program at MASDAC

You are invited to 2013 Christmas program hosted by MASDAC Children Ministry Department. It is a program you do not want to miss. 

Date: Friday, December 20, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm

Address: 300 South Mechanic Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103


Thursday, December 12, 2013

All Nations Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, December 14, 2013
Children's Sabbath - Christmas Program
Speaker: R. Clifford Jones

Eau Claire Church Service

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

Sabbath Speaker:  Amy Moreno
Sermon Title:  "The Unlikely Servant"

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

Niles Westside Church Service

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

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

December 14: Nick Moore, Speaker - "Baggage Check" - First Service (8:30)

Niles Adventist School Christmas Program - Second Service (11)

Week in Pictures

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Lamson Health Club Holiday Recess Hours

Lamson Health Club will be open the following hours December 15 - January 5:

Monday - Thursday:
6:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm




Lamson Health Club Holiday Sale

Lamson Health Club Holiday Sale:  10% off 2 semester and 3 semester memberships AND 10% off massages from December 15 to January 12.  Membership includes use of exercise equipment, jacuzzi, sauna, and aerobics classes.  Andrews students can charge their memberships to their student accounts during this time.  For more information and holiday recess hours call 471-3449.

Bookstore Hours

The AU Bookstore will be closed From December 19, 2013 -January 3, 2014 for the Christmas break.

It will reopen Sunday the 5 of January, from  9am-2pm.

Friday, December 6, 2013

All Nations Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, December 7, 2013
Speaker: Lloyd Hamilton, "A Recipe for Surviving the Storms of Life"

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Speech-Language Pathology Public Meeting

The Speech-Language Pathology Program at Andrews University, as part of its application for candidacy for accreditation from the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology invites the public to provide input to our site visitors regarding our proposed program. The public meeting will take place on Monday, Dec. 16, from 4–5 p.m. in Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall. Please see attachment for details.

IMC Closed Monday, Dec. 9

The Integrated Marketing & Communication office will be closed next Monday, Dec. 9, and will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Robert Fadeley Passes Away

Robert Fadeley, retired professor of psychology, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 3.  He had been under hospice care for a number of weeks prior to his death. A memorial service will be held for him in Arizona.

PMC Family Vespers

Come to a special vespers at the PMC Youth Chapel at 6pm, where youth leaders will be invested as Master Guides or receive the Pathfinder Leadership Award.  May God direct and bless their ministry to young people.


Don't Let School Get in the Way of Your Education!

Village Church Worship Services

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, December 7, 2013
First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship - 11:20 a.m.
Sermon Title - "Am I a Good Neighbor"
Preacher -  Pastor Bruce Hayward

Place - Village SDA Church
635 Sta Joseph Ave, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

END OF THE LINE Poetry Reading

What: Students and faculty reading their original poetry, plus some favorites by other poets

Where: Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

When: 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5

Bonus: Refreshments afterward provided by Phi Kappa Phi, and co-curricular credit available

Sponsored by the Departments of English and Communications

Niles Westside Adventist Church Service

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

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

December 7: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker - "In the Present"

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Piano Studio Recital

Professor Chi Yong Yun's piano students will be performing at the Howard Performing Arts Center on December 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm. 

Andrews University Policies for Gift Giving & Donations

- HOLIDAY GIFT-GIVING is just around the corner.  Please keep in mind the gift policy:  Gift Receipts submitted for reimbursement must include the name and social security number of the gift recipient if value is $50 or higher .  GIFT CARDS are discouraged, however if you choose to purchase gift cards, this same information is required for ALL gift cards, regardless of dollar value.  Gift cards given to International individuals have a 30% tax added which will be charged to the department.  These are  requirements of the U.S. Tax Law.  (For more info see Gift & Gift Card Processing on our website)
- PHILANTHROPY AND A GIVING SPIRIT is abundant on our campus.  If your department feels moved to donate to a project or cause, please take up a collection for this.  The use of departmental funds that have been budgeted for the direct operating needs of your department are not to be used in this manner.
- SOLICITING DONATIONS of University departmental funds is against policy.  Requests from individuals, external entities, departments or clubs should be directed to the University Advancement Office which has an allocated budget for such requests.  Policy can be viewed on our website:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bookstore Sale for Faculty & Staff Only

The Andrews University Bookstore will be holding a 25% off sale for faculty and staff only, (must have your AU ID card),now through Dec. 18, as the bookstore will be closed Dec. 19, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014. Merry Christmas!

Week in Pictures

Local Live Nativity

You are invited to a Live Nativity on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 6- 8 p.m. outside the Eau Claire Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Featuring live animals to pet and interact with, wise men, shepherds and of course Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.  Warm up inside with cookies and hot drinks and enjoy live spiritual music of the season performed by local musicians.  This event is free to the public and all are welcome.  The church is located at 6562 Naomi Rd -  north of Eau Claire, just off the corner of Old Pipestone and Naomi Rd.

Reflection Lunchtime Forum

"A Disciple's Guide to Immigration" with a special presentation by Denis Fortin entitled "The Stranger Within Thy Gates." For details click the attachment below.

New Life Fellowship - Japhet De Oliveira

Interseed Prayer conference

Interseed Prayer Conference

Sabbath, December 7, 5:00pm

Seminary Chapel


O come Let Us Adore Him, the Light of the World! All semester long we have been going every week into the Berrien Springs community praying with our friends and neighbors. Come now to lift them up in a special way. Come now to lift up all the needs to the Savior. Come now to pray that God pour out His Holy Spirit!

All prayer ministries across campus and the community come together to share in testimonies and prayers. And we will also consider a thought entitled "The Shortest Prayer in the Bible"

Monday, December 2, 2013

Student Writes on Learning from Holidays

Katelyn Ruiz, communications graduate student, writes for U.S. News & World Report


As an international student, I miss my folks, but being away from home over the holidays makes the distance between us seem much greater.

To combat this calendar-induced bout of seasonal homesickness, I committed to celebrating in my own way with whatever traditions I could sneak across the border.

First, I realized that I was not alone in feeling lonely. Many of my fellow international students, whom I came to know through classes or campus-sponsored activities, also missed their own holiday celebrations.  <<< Read the full story >>>

Revive Vespers

Join us for the last Revive Vespers of the Fall Semester. Akeem James, a student at the Seminary will speak on the "Fourth Angel's Message" in the book of Revelation! Come and learn more about preparing to meet our Lord!

Time: December 6, 7:30 pm.

Location: Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex.

Speaker: Akeem James.

Title: "The Fourth Angel's Message and The Final Gospel"



Doctor of Ministry: Scholar Practitioner

Youth Missions Honduras

Youth Missions Honduras
This Thursday a team of about 20 students will leave for Honduras for an ongoing mission partnership with the Hogar de Ninos (Children's Home) operated by REACH International. The main focus of the mission team will be to conduct a day camp for about 150 children from the Hogar and the surrounding communities. This includes some of the poorest children. Due to rising luggage fees, we're no longer taking much baggage, but we are taking funds to purchase clothing and food there. Your daily prayer support is vital to this outreach ministry. Donations can be made through Pioneer Memorial Church and should be marked "PMC Youth Missions Honduras". For more information contact Glenn Russell (

WSJM: Class Holds Benefit Garage Sale

After pausing to reflect on what you're thankful for this holiday weekend, Andrews University asks you to gather up the belongings you may no longer need around the house.  <<< Read the full story >>>

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Benefit Sale for the Philippines

On November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan devastated the people of the Philippines. In an effort to raise funds for those affected, Teresa Reeve’s Gospels class at the seminary has decided to organize a garage sale and are inviting you to join in the effort. The sale will be held from 8 am to 5 pm on Sunday December 8, 2013 at the Andrews Discipleship Center, located right behind the Fil-Am SDA Church at 8454 Kephart Lane in Berrien Springs. All proceeds will go directly to the Philippines through the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). You can help by purchasing items at the sale or by donating new or lightly used items. Donations may be dropped off at the site of the sale from 12 PM to 4 PM on Friday, Dec 6, from 6 PM to 10 PM Saturday Dec 7, or 6 AM to 8 AM Sunday Dec 8. For additional information, contact Kelber Mazur at

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Changes in HR Staff

Tiffani Grigsby, employment and benefits manager,  will be leaving Andrews University at the end of the month. Her final day in the office is Friday, Nov. 29. We wish her well in her future, and thank her for her service to Andrews. 

Taking over Tiffani's responsibilities is Lilian Akawobsa, currently in the office in training. We are happy to have Lilian join us and welcome her warmly to the HR team.

Week in Pictures

Book Buyback

Andrews University Bookstore will be offering Book Buy Back from December 9-13, Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm and Friday, 9am-1pm.

Students may also return retail books.

Winter Weather Safety Tips

Winter weather has arrived, and the recent cold, snow, and wind we’ve experienced has brought to mind some resources of which the Andrews University community should be aware.

Stay safe, have fun and please review the following resources regarding winter weather and emergency planning. All of these resources are available year-round on the Andrews University Campus Safety webpage

Emergency Preparedness: Download the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Preparedness Guide

Blizzards Procedure: Review Andrews University’s blizzard procedure for class cancellation details.

Severe Weather Response: Develop a family emergency plan and learn how to respond before, during, and after severe weather conditions.

Winter Storms & Extreme Cold: Build an emergency kit and learn how to respond before, during, and after to winter storms and extreme cold.

Space Heater Safety: Watch this short video for quick tips on safe use of space heaters.

Winter Car Kit: Scroll own on this page to see FEMA’s recommendations for a winter driving kit.

Winter Tires: Use winter tires to stop 20 feet sooner. Watch this video to see the difference between winter tires and all-season tires.

What Every Driver Should Know: The State of Michigan has provided information for drivers regarding emergencies and special situations

Passing of Gatha Williams, Mother of Inez Reyes

Gatha Williams, the mother of Inez Reyes, Administrative Assistant in the Office of Human Resources, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2013.  Services will be on Friday, November 29 at 11:00am at the South Nashville Seventh-day Adventist Church on 244 Tusculum Road in Antioch, Tennessee.

Please continue to keep Inez and her family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas Music!

Musicians of all kinds--choirs, trios, bands, quartets, solists-- are invited to spread some Christmas cheer downtown Berrien Springs, Thursday, December 5, any time between 6 and 9 pm, during the annual "Kindle the Christmas Spirit" event, where local business are open and sharing holiday cheer.  This is a unique time for walking through the downtown, visiting businesses, enjoying the crafts and holiday treats available, enjoying a horse-drawn carriage ride.  Musicians are needed to perform inside and outside of the local businesses, sharing Christmas music with people enjoying this community event.  Arranagements can be made at some sites for electricity.   Thank you for showing your community spirit.  Contact Garren Dent - 269-208-0822, or Kathy Pullano 269-473-5421, with any questions.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

AFIA Fundraises for Philippines

During the week of Nov. 11-15, AFIA made over $1,000 from sales of club sweatshirts and beanies. All proceeds were sent to aid in Philippines relief through ADRA (Adventist Development & Relief Agency) International. They also collected cash and check donations to be used for the same purpose by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.  <<< Read the full story >>>

SciFEST 2013

From November 14–17, Andrews University hosted the first annual SciFEST weekend, put on by the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Division in the College of Arts & Sciences. The event celebrated science and gave high school students a taste of what goes on around campus. For this first-ever SciFEST, Seventh-day Adventist academies within the region were invited to visit Andrews and participate in science-related events and activities along with the University community and the public. <<< Read the full story >>>

Practical Place-Making

On Thursday, Nov. 7, students in the Andrews University place making studio class had the opportunity to present their ideas for the redesign of the front grounds of the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Mich. Special guest Lorna Jordan spoke on the principles and philosophy of place making that have influenced her award-winning projects throughout the United States.  <<< Read the full story >>>

Professor Publishes Textbook

Thomas Michaud, assistant professor of web design at Andrews University, published his first textbook, Foundations of Web Design: Introduction to HTML and CSS, in August 2013 through Pearson Education. The textbook focuses on the fundamental skills necessary for writing, or coding, a website using the core languages of HTML and CSS for any student pursuing a career in web design, front-end developing or any other design-related job.  <<< Read full story >>>

AUTV Premiers

The premiere of Andrews University Television (AUTV), “Take Me to the Movies,” on Sunday, Oct. 20, promoted their new YouTube station where students can watch videos made specifically for them by their peers.  <<< Read the full story >>>

Operation Christmas Child

On Oct. 28, 2013, Andrews University welcomed Operation Christmas Child on campus. The event allowed students to work with the community and pack shoeboxes for children in need around the world. Coordinated by the Andrews University School of Health Professions, this event encouraged students to come together and have fun while making a difference in the lives of these children.  <<< Read the full story >>>

University Orchestra Holds Benefit Concert

The Andrews University Symphony Orchestra presents its fall concert on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 8 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center. This event will be a benefit concert to support those affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines.

Both the orchestra and the Howard Performing Arts Center are contributing 100 percent of the concert’s proceeds toward Philippines relief through ADRA (Adventist Development & Relief Agency) International. <<<Read the full story>>>


Honors Toy Drive

GPS Forum: What if You Ran the Seventh-day Adventist Church?

November 23rd 5:30pm
Newbold Auditorium
"What if You Ran the Seventh-day Adventist church?"


GPS is a discussion forum designed to address the topics and issues today’s young adult Christians face. With panelists from the campus ranging from students, professors, and chaplains, it is the perfect opportunity to hear various points of view. Come and partake in the discussion.

Professor Speaks on Retention in the Church

Spectrum Magazine

With one third of baptized Seventh-day Adventist church members slipping out the back door, officials at the General Conference have decided it is time to address the issue in a major way. To do so, academic researchers and church administrators are meeting this week in Silver Spring to discuss the data and suggest a strategy to reverse the trend during the “Summit on Nurture and Retention, 2013: Discipling, Retaining, and Reclaiming."  ... Andrews University Professor David Sedlacek provided the literature review of why Christians leave the Church, particularly young people.  <<< Read the full story >>>


Buchanan Art Center Exhibit

Buchanan Art Center Closes its 2013 Gallery Season With "More than Bricks and Mortar" - a Juried Architecture Exhibit

A public reception and presentation of awards will be held at the Buchanan Art Center on Sunday, December 8th, 2013 from 2-4 pm. This exhibit runs from November 27, 2013 - January 4, 2014.  

A variety of mediums will be featured by artists of all ages, and works may include anything from imaginary structures to images of local landmarks. Works inspired by  nature’s architects may be featured as well.

Submission of artwork will be accepted  Sunday, November 24 from 1-4 pm, and/or Monday November 25, from 10 am - 6 pm. Entry (of artwork) is open to all ages, and artists may submit  up to two pieces of work. Adult entry fee is $5 per each entry.  No entry fee is required of school age artists age 18 or under.  To be accepted into the show and qualify for awards, all work must be original.Please no group follow-the-instructor paintings, e.g. U-canPAINT2, Wine and Canvas, etc. All 2D work must be securely mounted, matted or framed and ready to hang.

Generous cash awards will be given in four age categories -- Pre-School thru 5th grades, 6-8th grades and 9-12th grades and Adults. This show is sponsored by AEP Indiana Michigan Powerand Barker Nestor Architects Inc.

Buchanan Art Center, 117 W.Front St.
Buchanan Michigan 49120.

Click Here for more information.

Tornado Relief Statement

At Campus Ministries we have received a number of inquiries from students who are interested in volunteering for service to the affected areas hit by the tornadoes in the midwest this past Sunday.

The immediate need in response to the tornado, is for crisis management.  This requires first responders who are the trained professionals. After these initial needs are met the need for volunteers will emerge.  When that happens information will come to us and the ability to organize volunteers will arise.  However that may take a week or two. When we receive more information, we will make it known to the Campus community. 

Berrien Springs Camera Club

The monthly meeting of the Berrien Springs Camera Club will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Public Library at Cass (Old 31) and Union in Berrien Springs. This month’s program consists of a competition of prints and projected digital images submitted by members.

The selected topics for the month are 1) Graffiti/Street Art and 2) Mist/Fog. An additional three are acceptable for any of the competitions: 1) Portraits, 2) Nature (showing nothing of human origin or domesticated), and 3) Open (anything else). This will be the month to submit shots of those unique forms of art found in downtown areas or sometimes in more remote spots, and the images of mist rising from rivers or mountains or fog found in area orchards or in your own yard.

Prints, at least 5" x 7" in size, should be mounted; digital images must be submitted four days in advance, following instructions on the club’s blog:

All are welcome, either to observe or to join. Anyone planning to join may submit images for the competition according to the blog instructions. Refreshments will be served.

Andrews University Bookstore Sale

The Andrews University Bookstore is having a Storewide  20% off Sale, The only exemptions are textbooks and some food items.

This week only November 18-22, 2013.

Camille Martin to Speak for ChemSem

Free Sabbath Breakfast

Start this Sabbath off right, with a hearty breakfast! Your AUSA Senate will be hosting breakfast this Saturday in Lamson and Meier Hall between 9:30 am and 10:30 am. University towers and Community are welcome too!!! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Public Comment on Accreditation

The Speech-Language Pathology Program at Andrews University, as part of its application for candidacy for accreditation from the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, invites the public to provide input to our site visitors regarding our proposed program. Please visit the SPLAD webpage for more informaton:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

News Story Helps Student Find Family in Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines last Friday, and many people are still trying to find out if their loved ones are alive. After a week of searching Rebecca Nicolas found out her family is okay.

Nicolas is a student at Andrews University and she has been waiting to hear from her family for over a week.

<<<Read the full story>>>


GPS Forums - What if Young Adults Ran the Church?

November 23, 2013

5:30pm Newbold Auditorium


New Life Fellowship - Dwight Nelson

New Life Fellowship

Sabbath, November 23, 2013


Join us this Sabbath for a worship service featuring guest speaker and PMC Senior Pastor, Dwight K. Nelson. The message is entitled: “Shameless Audacity: OverDUE” 

Week in Pictures

True That: Best of History of Graphic Design

The History of Graphic Design class will be showing an exhibition of Jenny Holzer's truisms illustrated in the style of history's great graphic designers. Refreshments and credit will be available.

The opening will be from 6:30-8:30 on Wednesday, November 20. The exhibition will run through next Tuesday.

"Singing Psalms"

Friday, November 22, 7:00 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

The Department of Music presents “Singing Psalms,” featuring the voice students of Andrews University. Join with them as they share many of the great Psalm and Scripture song settings from the early 1900's. Among the gems being sung are “The Lord Is My Light – Allitsen; “The Publican” - Van de Water; “O Divine Redeemer” – Gounod; “Consider the Lilies” – Scott; “Alleluja” – Hummel; and so many more.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear these songs again. Admission is FREE.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Revive Vespers

Join us this week for our last Friday vespers before the Thanksgiving. Our speaker of the night is Joseph Carty, a student at the Seminary. Joseph has a fascinating testimony of conversion from atheism and agnosticism to Christianity. The title of his presentation is "God on Trial" linking his personal experience with atoning sacrifice of Jesus and the vindication of God's character in the last days.

Time: Friday, November 22, 2013 @ 7:30 pm.

Place: Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex.

co-curricular credit available


Additional Changes to Information Directory

Please note the following additions to the Alphabetical Listing in the 2013-14 Information Directory:

Carlene Johnson     Retired Staff              473-3910
Glenn Johnson        Professor Emeritus      473-3910

Sunday, November 17, 2013

AICER Symposium with Graduate Students

Andrews International Center for Educational Research ( AICER) invites students and faculty to attend a symposium  on Thursday November 21, at 5:30 p.m.

Presenters:  Margeaux Levy, Tammy Overstreet, Olivia Spence (Andrews Curriculum and Instruction Students)

Title:  Why Do They Choose to Become Teachers and Why Does it Matter?

This study examines when and why teachers choose the teaching career and the relationship between their motivations and their beliefs. The researchers used secondary data from the FIT-Choice survey with parochial, in-service teachers. The findings indicate that students commonly choose teaching as a career while in grade school or in college, with very few deciding in high school. This study also identified the following five factors for choosing teaching: a desire to help shape the future, a desire to work with children and adolescents, perceived ability to teach well, a desire to make social contributions, and intrinsic career value. These reasons are consistent across age, race, and gender.  

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall 013.

Online participants to login as "Guest" at   or  whether or not they are registered Andrews students. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Attend a Free Music Class

Berrien Academy of Music

Group piano lessons for beginner students. Attend a free class. Contact Joanna Moody for details.

Food Drive at Apple Valley

Help Neighbor To Neighbor replenish their food pantry. Apple Valley is helping them sponsor a food drive by making cases of food available at just pennies above their cost until December 20. Pick up a copy of the food drive list at Apple Valley, or see attached PDF.

Call Neighbor to Neighbor at 269-471-7411 for additional information. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Parks and Recreation Planning

Oronoko Township is hosting an Open House and Workshop regarding their Parks and Recreation Plan at the Safety Building on Snow Road  on November 14  (Open House 4-6 PM and Workshop 7-9 PM).  The updated  Master Plan gives the community an opportunity to apply for grants.

Your vision for our community is important.  Click here for more information and see the attachment regarding regional green infrastructure.

Music & Worship Conference

You are invited to attend the tenth annual Andrews University Music and Worship Conference, January 9-11, 2014. Hosted across the University’s campus, this ministry of the Center for Youth Evangelism is also sponsored by Andrews University’s Department of Christian Ministry and Department of Music, and the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. The event will provide biblically-rooted training for church musicians, pastors, worship leaders, and anyone involved in worship ministry.
A complete list of presenters, workshops, and worship experiences will be available at: Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn, be inspired, and earn academic credit.

Students interested in attending the Conference for credit simply need to register for one of the courses listed above. In addition to tuition, a $95 registration fee for the Conference will be charged to your account (No refunds will be given for this event. Please substitute someone to attend in your place if you find you will not be able to attend).

Non-credit registration is available at up until the start of the event. For more information email or visit

Academic Credit Available:

MUED438 Workshop: AU Music & Worship Conference
MUED648 Workshop: AU Music & Worship Conference
GSEM648 Workshop: Word & Music
CHMN523 Worship: Word & Music


Filipino Community Rallies & Prays

When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines last Friday, it hit pretty close to home for a group of Andrews University students. Members of the Andrews Filipino International Association are working hard this week to raise funds for disaster relief while waiting for word about loved ones. <<<Read the full story>>>


Attend a Free Music Class

Berrien Academy of Music

Spring Semester begins January 7. Contact Joanna Moody for more information.

Mission Trip and Class

There will be a spring break mission trip to Beirut, Lebanon to conduct campus ministry and friendship evangelism. The tour is sponsored by the Department of Religion and includes gen ed religion classes taught by Pastor Russell. Students must register for the 4 credits of tour classes and there is a $400 tour fee. Enjoy sharing your faith? Want to explore God's call to missions? Want to learn about another culture? If you've been thinking about missions, this class might be for you. Contact Glenn Russell ( as space is limited - but we do need a few more male students on the team!


Winter Clothing

Dear Campus and Community friends:

We are writing to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generous donation of winter clothings. We have received many donations and many of these items have already been given to the neediest of international students. If you have not had the opportunity to donate as of yet, you still have the opportunity to do so. We will gladly accept additional donations of these items. We have had specific requests for both men and women boots and shoes. 

Our office is located in the Campus center building within the Department of Student life. Once again, we thank you for your generosity to help someone in need.

Robert Benjamin and Silmara Ferreira

Office of International Student services and programs

Andrews University



Jordan Field School


                Come and find out more about plans for the 2014 season of the Jordan Field School at Tall Hisban, Biblical Heshbon, in Jordan! The field school spans three weeks starting May 23 and ending June 16. If you, or someone you know, is interested in finding out more about this exceptional opportunity to study and travel in the Holy Land of Jordan, please plan to attend one of the following informational meetings.

Nov. 15 Friday, 1:00pm in the Horn Archaeological Museum classroom

Nov. 25 Monday, 5:00pm in Buller Hall Room 208

Dec. 04 Wednesday, 12:00pm in the Buller Hall Dept Beh Sci Research Lab

Dec. 06 Friday, 12:00pm in the Horn Archaeological Museum classroom             

For more info click here.



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