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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Health and Wellness Seminar

All Nations Health Ministries Department is hosting an all day Health
and Wellness seminar from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Lunch is provided for everyone.

A special invitation is extended to all local churches and community
members to participate in their Health Exhibit on Saturday evening,
November 17, at 5:30 p.m. (after sunset). You are invited to share and
demonstrate your skills, i.e. cooking, exercise, natural remedies,
indoor gardening, arts and crafts. Our only request is a donation from
exhibitors who decide to promote products and or services. Your
donations will help in furthering the cause of our ministries. For
more information, please email us at: or call

Music and Worship Conference

Andrews University Music and Worship Conference
January 9-11, 2014

Academic Credit Available:

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

A complete list of presenters, workshops, worship experiences and non-credit registration will be available here. 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.

Support the Philippines

Want to help the typhoon relief effort in the Philippines?  Ray McAllister, LMT, will be providing chair massages at Hardings Friendly Market, 106 E. Mars St. in Berrien Springs on Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 3-6 pm.  The suggested donation amount for these "CHAIR-ity" massages is $5 for a 10-minute massage.  Proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.  Come, and help make a difference.

Biology Poster Presentations

Who & What:  Poster presentations from undergraduates taking BIOL464, Systems Physiology:  As a capstone lab experience, the Systems Physiology students will report on experiments that they have designed and performed during the semester.   All faculty are invited!

When:  2 poster sessions will be held on Wednesday, Dec 4:  9:30-10:20 am and 2:00-3:00 pm

Where:  2nd floor of Price Hall (Dept of Biology Commons)

Contact Pamela Litvak for more information at

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.

November 16: Pastor Darrel le Roux and Alex Prouty, Speakers 

Faculty Technology Showcase

Faculty Technology Showcase:  These monthly showcases are presented by faculty with Q&A sessions.  The next Faculty Technology Showcase is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, from 12:30-1:30pm.  Discuss challenges and responses to the popular use of mobile devices. What are the effects on our human interactions? At home? In the workplace? In the classroom? What are some appropriate responses? How can we guide our students to more balanced living with technology?

Lunch is provided and RSVP is required

Please click here for more information and to RSVP.

Bikes for Cuba

The Master of Divinity Program at Andrews University needs your help!  Participating in a mission opportunity in Havana, Cuba this March, we are raising funds to provide Bible workers and pastors with 100 bicycles that will aid in their ministry.  Equipping a pastor/bible worker with a bicycle does not only mean affordable transportation, but means speeding up the soul winning process as well.

Make a contribution today. Your donation of only $150 will buy a bicycle for a Bible worker or pastor in Cuba.
For more information, contact the MDiv office at or 269.471.3538 or click here.

All Nations SDA Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, November 16, 2013
Speaker: Jason Francis, "The Power of Fellowship"

Graduate Student Brunch

Waller Lectureship on the Arts

The 6th annual John O. Waller Lectureship on the Arts will take place Thursday evening, November 14, at 7 p.m. in the Newbold Auditorium of Buller Hall. The speaker will be Regina Schwartz, a professor from Northwern University, who has previous served as president of the Milton Society and chair of the Modern Language Association's Religion and Literature section. Her talk is entitled "The Mass and the Theater: Othello and Sacrifice." Co-curricular credit available.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Israel Concert: A Cappella Audition

Do you want to open for Israel Houghton?

Audition for the chance to open for Israel Houghton in concert at the Howard Performing Arts Center Sunday, January 19th!

Auditions will be held in Newbold Auditorium Sunday November 24th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. 

Sign up in the student life office by Thursday, November 21st.

A Cappella performances of Christian songs only. Groups and solo acts may use acoustic and hand held instruments only. For more information please go to


Israel Concert: Win Tickets!

Win premium seat tickets to the Israel Houghton Concert Sunday January 19th, at 7:00pm!

Submit a cover of an Israel Houghton song to to be placed in a drawing. 

This is an informal contest. From lip syncing in your dorm room to live instruments and vocals all is welcome and use your imagination

Can't wait to see your great videos! For more information please go to

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ABC 57 on Andrews Connections to Philippines

The Red Cross is estimating that nearly 10,000 people in the Philippines are dead after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed most of Tacloban City. Local residents have been trying to get in touch with relatives to see if they are okay.

After three long days, Eia Racasa finally heard from her family in Tacloban City.

Racasa says waiting to hear whether her family survived has been terrifying.

She says her friends at Andrews University have helped her cope.

<<<Watch the Video>>>

Week in Pictures

Live United!

With less a few days to go, Andrews employees are pushing toward the finish line!  However it's not just about reaching our campus goals, but about the people who will be served because of the support we help provide.  If you haven't done so already, be sure to read about the wonderful services related to education, income, health and basic needs that United Way can provide to our community when we all do our part.  And you may discover a service that would be helpful to someone you know!  Visit their website. Then pull that form out of the pile on your desk, fill it out and send it back to the President's Office at 0670.  Thank you for Living United!

Thanksgiving meal from Dining Services

Dining Services would like to remind you that we will be accepting orders for our Thanksgiving to go meal until the 22nd of November. To view more details about the meal and see the menu visit our website or call our office at x3161. We look forward to helping you serve your family and friends this Thanksgiving holiday!

New Life Fellowship - Communion Sabbath

Join us this Sabbath in New Life Fellowship for Communion Sabbath.

Ordinance of Humiliy - Footwashing will begin at 10:15am followed by the Divine Service


University Vespers @ 7PM with Dick Duerksen

Join us for a special University Vespers at its new time of 7PM.

Maranatha Volunteers International with speaker Dick Duerksen will give us a sneak peak into the world of building people by building buildings!

Center for College Faith Luncheon

Center for College Faith Luncheon
Presenter: Japhet De Oliveira, University Chaplain, One Place Senior Pastor, Co-Founder of the One Project

Title: "Musings on One Place and the One Project"
Date and Time: Thursday, November 21st at 12:30 - 1:20 pm
Location: Whirlpool Room, Chan Shun Hall

Please RSVP to me via email no later than November 19th.

J. Christopher Howk to Speak for ChemSem

Our Deepest Gratitude

Dear Andrews University,

In the face of such a tragic loss in our family, we wanted to express our deep gratitude for all you have done for us. The abundance of flowers, cards, food, donations and prayers that we have received have deeply touched us and have assured us that we are part of a large and supporting family. Thank you for your enduring support and we ask that you continue to keep is in your prayers as we start this new stage in our lives.

The Vargas Family

Monday, November 11, 2013

HR Administrative Process Training

We are happy to announce that we will be resuming our regular HR Administrative Process Training again in November. This upcoming training will require that ALL departments attend. We will be reviewing HR processes such as Workmen’s Compensation, Payroll and Compensation. In addition, the following important changes in HR will be discussed:

     - UPDATED hiring process
     - NEW online job posting and job application process
     - NEW Human Resources website

Please have one representative RSVP for one of the four sessions available below (they are all the same).  RSVP by sending an email to, and be sure to include your full name, ID#, email address, department you work in, and the day and time you are interested in participating. 

     Wednesday, November 13
     Location: Badger Room, Campus Center
          * 9 a.m.–noon
          * 1–4 p.m.

     Thursday, November 14
     Location: Lincoln Room, Campus Center
           * 9 a.m.–noon
          * 1–4 p.m.

There are only 30 seats available for each session. Breakfast will be provided for the morning sessions and lunch will be provided for the afternoon sessions.

Journey in Concert

Journey will be in concert on Saturday, November 16, 2013, 5:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Memorial Church on the Campus of Andrews University.  A love offering will be collected. Guest Artist will be Girls of Mercy

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Revive Vespers

Join us for the second part of the presentation on the Biblical Flood by Dr. John Baldwin entitled "Wreckage of a Drowned Planet: New Evidence for the Genesis Flood"!

Dr. Baldwin, a former professor at the Seminary will be speaking about the newest geological discoveries concerning the Noah's Flood.

In this lecture Dr. Baldwin will present the major evidence of the biblical Flood all around the world.

You dont want to miss this presentation!

November 15, @ 7:30 pm at the Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex, Andrews University.

Co-Curricular Credit Available

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Holistic Wellness Academy

There is still time to sign up for our new Fall class! Please contact us for more information about the areas longest running, state-licensed school of Massage Therapy! This is an especially great addition to training for physical therapy and fitness majors!

(269) 757-4938

Graduate Piano Recital

Anne Loura will give a graduate piano recital on Monday, November 18, at 8:00 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.  She will perform works by Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven. 

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Graduate Flute Recital

Debra Rosengren will give a graduate flute recital on Sunday, November 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.  She will perform works by Rutter, Genzmer, and Iebert.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Film Class Attends Film Festival

As part of his “Directing the Documentary” class at Andrews University, Paul Kim, associate professor of Documentary Film, debuted a program to take his students to the Toronto International Film Festival this past summer and is considering opening up this opportunity to the entire Documentary Film program.

The Toronto International Film Festival is one of the two most prominent film festivals in the world, the other being the Cannes Film Festival in France. Because of worldwide exposure of the Toronto festival, Kim feels that this opportunity is important to get his students involved with film in a big urban area.   <<<Read the full story>>>


Music Professor Performs in Europe

New to the Andrews University faculty, Charles Reid, classical performer of opera and oratorio, has already demonstrated his immense talent by currently singing Don José in Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen” at Theaterhagen in Hagen, Germany. Commuting between performances and the Andrews campus, Reid serves as associate professor and artist-in-residence as well as coordinator of vocal studies for the Department of Music. His roles include...  <<<Read the full story>>>

New Classroom Dedication

NAS New Classroom Consecration and Dinner: Next Sunday, November 17, at 5 p.m. at Niles Adventist School (110 N Fairview Ave, Niles, MI). Alumni and friends of NAS are invited to join us as we look at how God has led our church school in the past, and how He continues to lead us now. We will have a ribbon cutting ceremony, tour the new classrooms, and share a complimentary meal together also.

Junior Preview

AU Junior Preview will be on November 17 & 18.  We're expecting 237 students this year, with parents and sponsors it give us a total of 270 all together. Junior Preview is the largest Preview Event  of the school year. Enrollment would like to say a big thank you in advance for your help with this event.

The Median is the Message

Changing M-139 through Berrien Springs and Oronoko Township can make a big difference when it comes to encouraging private development in the corridor, researchers concluded. Andrews University professor Andrew Von Maur reported results of the M-139 corridor study Wednesday. <<<Read the full story>>>

PMC Family Vespers

Roger Morneau,  a man of God and prayer warrior, wrote "Incredible Answers to Prayer," "A Trip into the Supernatural," and other inspirational books.  His life and ministry were a tribute to the power of God to rescue souls from the power of evil.

Come to PMC Family vespers to hear Roger's friends, Cyril & Cynthia Grosse, share an amazing story which will inspire you to intercede with God on  behalf of your friends, and encourage you.  For the work that the Holy Spirit accomplished for Roger Morneau, He can also do for you.  

Cyril & Cynthia Grosse
PMC Youth Chapel
November 9th, 2013

Andrews Events Calendar

Want greater exposure for your event? Try posting to the Andrews University events calendar online.  It's a simple form and will appear on the Andrews University homepage and the Andrews Agenda email. Visit


Toy Drive for Kids

Campus Ministries is hosting a toy drive in partnership with Neighbor to Neighbor.  Here are some of the drop off locations: Residence Halls, CIDP Office (Buller Hall upper level), Seminary, Chan Shun Hall, and many others.

We are looking for toys for ages 5-11 years old. 

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights, 9:30pm

Howard Peforming Arts Center 


We are asking the question: Why Believe?

Join us for praise and dialogue.

AICER Symposium -College Accreditation

Andrews International Center for Educational Research ( AICER) invites students and faculty to attend a   symposium on college accreditation on Thursday November 14, at 5:30 p.m.

Title: What Accreditation Means and What Accreditors Are Looking for

 Presenter:  Dr. James Jeffrey,  Dean of the School of Education, Andrews University

The School of Education (SED) offers the most accredited programs of any school or college at Andrews University.  Why does the SED hold so many accreditations?  Because earning a degree is a significant achievement and an important investment for our students and their futures. Since so much of their future success depends on their educational foundation, the quality of the education a student receives, makes a huge difference.

Earning a degree from a highly accredited program, verifies that the quality of the educational experience students have received meets the standards of the profession.  It also increases and enhances employment opportunities and permits entry to a  profession through licensure, registration, and certification.

The SED holds accreditation from NCATE, NASP, CACREP, the State of Michigan, and the NAD Office of Education. We are currently pursuing APA (American Psychological Association) accreditation for our PhD program in Counseling Psychology. Accreditation informs the public that the SED operates at the highest levels of educational quality and integrity.

Dr. Jim Jeffery, Dean, has led the SED through three highly successful NCATE accreditation visits.  As well, he  is only one of very few Adventist educators who are NCATE Board of Examiner members.  In this capacity, he has been a member of visiting teams for the past 5 year and has visited 3 Catholic universities, an historically black Baptist college, the Teacher's College at Columbia University and several other private denominational colleges across the US.

Because of his experiences, Dr. Jeffrey is in a unique position to explain why accreditation is so important - and what accreditors look for when they arrive on a campus.

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

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


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.

November 9: Robert Zama, Speaker. There will be a fellowship lunch after second service.

All Nations SDA Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, November 9, 2013
Speaker: Lt. Adrienne Townsend, "Rebuilding through Adversity"

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Andrews University SciFEST

Nov 14-17 will be the first annual SciFEST weekend hosted by the STEM Division (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in the College of Arts & Sciences. This year we have invited Lake Union Academies to visit Andrews and participate in the science related events and activities.

The purpose of the weekend is to celebrate science and give the (high school) students a taste of what goes on at Andrews. Also, we want to show students that careers in the sciences fulfill God’s purpose for people’s lives – and that God has designed each of us in a special way; it is up to us to discover His design for our lives.

Students will attend a science show (put on by our faculty), participate in an egg drop and a quiz bowl. There will also be spiritual fellowship during a special Sabbath School and church service put on by our faculty and students.

We would like to invite the AU community to join for the following events:

Thurs, Nov 14, 7:30 pm: Science Show - Julian Thompson Amphitheater, Science Complex

Fri, Nov 15, 4:15 pm: Egg Drop - Outside Science Complex

Fri, Nov 15, 6:30 pm: Vespers & Afterglow - Chan Shun Hall

Sat, Nov 16, 9:30 / 10:45 am: STEM SS & Church - Chemistry Amphitheater, Science Complex

Sat, Nov 16, 7:30 pm: Quiz Bowl - Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall



Best of Basic Design II Gallery Opening

Refreshments, credit, and great art can be found in the Jeanmarie Harrigan gallery from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on November 11. Just come to the top floor of Harrigan Hall to see the best of this year's Basic Design II class.

Get 10 Co-Curricular Hours

Get 10 co-curricular hours at the Andrews Student Gardens.  Come learn the wonders of the gardens and enjoy:

  • One-on-one interaction with other students
  • Learning how to harvest, prune, and till
  • Taking home fresh produce
  • A fun outdoor experience
  • Playing in the greenhouse
  • A free t-shirt

Of your 30 co-curricular hours each semester you can now cut 1/3 out by learning about sustainability, natural science, environment, health, and how we grow food.  Co-curricular will be provided for undergraduates.

Two Part co-curricular activities.  Two hours of lecture (sustainability, organics, health, practical, nature, etc.), training and tour, and eight hours of field work separated into 2 sections of four hours each.  Please sign up via email ( for the orientation meetings; 15 person cap per session. Next event: Nov. 15.

The Andrews Student Gardens is both on and off campus and grows 4 acres of peaches, 3 acres of apples, 10+ acres of begetables and flowers (including over 50 varieties), an acre of berries, and 80 acres of juice grapes.

For more information email  To see the gardens visit or visit our Facebook page.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

University Vespers + Impact: Nathaniel Drew

University Vespers featuring Impact

Come out at our NEW START TIME of 7:00 PM in PMC to hear speaker Nathaniel Drew.

Forever Faithful Fundraiser

The All Nations Ambassadors Pathfinder Club will be hosting a fundraiser dinner on Sunday November 10th from 6-10 p.m. at Chan Shun Hall on the campus of Andrews University. ALL proceeds will go towards helping the club attend the International Pathfinder Camporee in 2014. Tickets are $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 years old. For more information call (646) 265-4239 or email

Week in Pictures

Grow Groups for Spring 2014

November is the sign up month for Leaders to register a group for Spring.

Groups begin January 31, 2014 and will end in April. Do you have a topic you would like to explore in a group with others who want to learn more, as well as being a Discipleship mentor? If you have led or joined a former group, you already recognize the value of this experience. Go to to register your group.

If you have questions, please call Carolyn Strzyzykowski at 269-519-2801 or e-mail at I'll be waiting to hear from you!

Scheduled Power Outage

Due to a repair needed at our electrical Substation we plan to have the power shut down Campus wide on Sunday November 10th between 9:30 am and 1 pm.

This includes all the Campus Apartments, (Maplewood, Garland, and Beechwood) plus Ruth Murdoch Elementary and Andrews Academy. The Airpark is not affected by this power outage.

The following buildings will have limited generator power: ITS, Campus Center, Johnson Gym, Dairy, Howard Performing Arts Center, Buller Hall, WAUS Tower, WWTP, and the Power Plant.

Sundeep Rayat to Speak for ChemSem

Grace Place Church to Host Financial Seminar

The Grace Place Church is hosting a Financial Seminar on Saturday, November 16 at 12:30 p.m. 

Guest financial expert, Mr. Pat Meyer, CPA, will be onsite to discuss topics such as building an emergency fund, getting out of debt, saving for retirement, investing, the power of compound interest, paying for college, giving, the role of healthcare insurance, real estate and mortgages, etc. 

Free lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m.  There will be great door prizes such as a dinner for two at the Olive Garden and Best Buy gift cards.  Please join us and bring a friend for an extra chance to win. 

The Grace Place church is located at 19671 Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN 46637. 

Pre-registration is highly encouraged.  To pre-register, call toll free or text 1-855-215-8179.

Support South Haven's Museums

Come out to PHOENIX STREET from 5-9 p.m. and a portion of the night's profits will be donated to the South Haven museums. All you have to do is enjoy a dinner at the local restaurant! Click here for a full list of dates and restaurants.

Date: November 7, 2013
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Restaurant: Phoenix Street 

Monday, November 4, 2013

PCI Compliance Training

PCI Compliance Training

This training is mandatory for anyone who processes, stores, or transmits cardholder data here on the Andrews University campus.  In order to protect payment cardholders’ data the Payment Card Industry has established Data Security Standards for merchants processing credit card transactions.  Compliance with these standards is required of ALL merchants that processes, store, or transmit cardholder data. 

All Departments of the University which accept payment (credit) cards for payment of goods or services must comply with the policies and procedures of the standards that have been created by PCI.  Failure to comply with this policy could result in the loss of the University’s ability to accept credit card transactions for payment.

During the PCI Compliance Training, the Data Security standards will be discussed, including the importance of compliance for ALL merchants, and the consequences for failing to comply.  

Please plan to attend PCI training during one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, November 5, 12:00-1:00pm:  Lincoln Room at the Campus Center
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2:30-4:30pm:  Whirlpool Room at Chan Shun Hall

For further information, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Glenn (Chip) Meekma at ex. 3484, or email him at

Scrapbooking Together

Scrapbookers and cardmakers are invited to bring your project and enjoy the creative energy of others at our crop on Sunday, November 17 from 1 to 5 pm in the Pioneer Memorial Church Commons. We provide refreshments and prizes. No charge. Invite your community friends. Questions, please email or call Sherrie at 471.3134

Additional Changes to Information Directory

Please note the following additions to the Alphabetical Listing in the 2013-2014 Information Directory that have been brought to our attention:

Romulus Chelbegean, office phone 3650, Behavioral Sciences, zip+4—0030, Nethery Hall, email chelbegr

Greg Constantine, office phone 3278, Visual Art & Design, zip+4—0520, Smith Hall 117, email gregcons

SBA Career Fair

Stop by to meet with recruiters from:

  • 1st Source Bank
  • ADRA
  • Adventist Risk Management
  • Aerotek
  • Adventist Health Systems
  • Chemical Bank
  • Crowe Horwath
  • Gast
  • GC Auditing Service
  • Honor Credit Union
  • Kettering Health Network
  • Lake Union Conference
  • Lyons
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Robert Half International
  • Sam's Club
  • United Federal Credit Union

Co-curricular credit will be available. Please come dressed in business attire.

If you would like to submit your resume, please email it to

Doctoral Defense

DOCTORAL DEFENSE, Thursday, November 14, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building.  Brenda L. Boyd will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Brenda L. Boyd’s dissertation title is, “Using the Theory of Planned Behavior as a Predictor of Radiologic Technologists' Use of Patient Radiation Protection Best Practices: A Regional Study.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.


News Dispatch: Singers Open Fine Arts Series

The opening concert in the 2013-2014 Fine Arts Series of the Presbyterian Church of La Porte will feature the Andrews University Singers, directed by Stephen Zork.

The concert will be 4pm CST Sunday. Child care will be provided and there will be a free-will offering and a reception after the concert to meet the choir members and their director.   <<<Read the full story>>>


Students' Father Passes Away

Alex Vargas, father of two current Andrews University students, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Oct. 27. Services were held Friday, Nov. 1. Click here to read his obituary.

Friday, November 1, 2013

SSF Eternal Lifeguards

Wondering who are these student's in Red t-shirts... asking you "Can I Pray For You".

It's the Eternal Lifeguards!..... What? ... Yes... 

Semaniary Student Forum's Eternal Lifeguards

Here to Pray, Encourage and Serve; Activating Faith.


So Please allow us to pray for you. 

You can send your prayer requests or comments to

or Like us on FACEBOOK


Yours Truly

Your SSF

End is Near Encouragement

The End is Near,... End of the Fall Semester that is...

We your colleauges and friends at the Seminary want to enourage you all.

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!  WE CAN DO IT!!!!!

With you and the Holy Spirit nothing can stop you. Don't give up, just give in to the Lord, because He will see you through until the End.

Study, Pray and do your Best!!!!


Be Blessed

Denry White

Seminary Student Forum President


All Nations SDA Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, November 2, 2013
Speaker: R. Clifford Jones, "Conquered by the Cross"

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Biology Alumnus Receives Award

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded Alfred Lui, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Torrance, Calif., with the CAP Distinguished Service Award at a special ceremony Oct. 12, 2013, in Orlando, Fla., at CAP ’13: THE Pathologists’ Meeting.

Lui, a 1968 biology graduate of Andrews University, was recognized for his leadership in the successful promotion of private pathology practices and his ongoing contributions to organized pathology at the local, state and national levels.   <<<Read the full story>>>

Teacher Prep Program Rated Excellent

The Andrews University Teacher Preparation Program has once again been declared an exemplary program by the State of Michigan. With a score of 68/70, the program has ranked Exemplary for the last seven years. This ranking is a result of evaluation based on a set of criteria from the Michigan Department of Education for the 2011-2012 school year.   <<<Read the full story>>>


Film Grad Makes Personal Documentary

At the age of 10, Pieter Damsteegt, a 2013 graduate of documentary film and photography at Andrews University, was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, a long-term type of arthritis affecting the bones and joints at the base of the spine and their adjoining joints like hips, neck and shoulders. The joints become swollen and inflamed and, over time, the affected bones join together. A few years later he found out he also had Crohn’s Disease.

“I live a pretty exciting life,” he says with a smile.

<<<Read the full story>>>

Depression Awareness Day

Oct. 10, 2013, the Andrews University Psychology Club, PSI CHI, and the Andrews University Counseling & Testing Center held an event for National Depression Screening Day and Mental Health Awareness Week. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about depression on campus, to build a community of open conversations that allows students to know that there is help available and to create a support system in which students are encouraged and lifted up in their struggles.  <<<Read the full story>>>

Moodling with Marsha Sessions

Moodling with Marsha--These sessions are general help sessions with no planned trainings.  Save the dates and come with your Moodle questions.

  • November 12, 1:30-3:30--Science Complex, Bio lobby
  • November 13, 10:30-12:30--Harrigan Hall, conference room

Lecture at the Krasl

Lecture with Lorna Jordan
Thursday, November 7
7:00-8:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public

Lorna Jordan will share how the principles and philosophy of place making have informed her award-winning projects throughout the United States. Her talk is followed by presentations in the Krasl’s artlab by students of Andrews University’s Place Making Studio (Professors Mark Moreno and Kristin von Maur) whose class project was to re-imagine the Krasl Art Center’s front grounds. For more information on Lorna, please visit

Change Your Body Group Personal Training

Change Your Body group personal training starts a new session on Tuesday, November 5,  at 6pm, at Lamson Health Club.

This unique program will help you to shed fat, build muscle, and increase lean midsection.  Within each workout you will get dynamic warms-ups, core training, strength training and improve your overall conditioning. Your workout routines are personalized for you by an experienced trainer, targeting your individual requirements. In the next three month you will build strong core, increase flexibility and balance.

The class meets three times a week (Sunday at 9am, Tuesday, 6pm and Thursday 6pm). If you are interest in joining, please call the Lamson Health Club at 471-3449 or e-mail Anna at

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Academic Records Limited Services


Staff members in the Office of Academic Records will be attending an annual Conference in Indianapolis. As a result, limited services will be available beginning Tuesday November 5th through Friday November 8th.

Time to Take Course Surveys

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

Most courses will be surveyed electronically through our automated system, Class Climate.  Email invitations for each course survey will be sent Tuesday afternoon, November 5.  If the survey is not taken, reminders will be sent automatically every three days until November 19.  A Certificate of Completion will be generated after each survey is submitted.  This may be saved or emailed, and used as proof of completion if the instructor offers any type of incentive.  

Thank you in advance for your participation.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at ext. 3308 (

PMC Parking Changes

The parking restrictions at Pioneer Memorial Church’s main lot have been changed. Beginning  Nov. 4, 2013, vehicles are no longer allowed to park in the PMC parking lot between the hours of 1-6 a.m. The signs for this lot have also been changed to reflect these changes.

Questions: Contact Campus Safety at 269-471-3321.

Andrews University Open House

Student Visits, along with the Andrews University Enrollment Team, is excited to host an Evening Open House for prospective students and their families who would like to take a look at Andrews University. Local public schools, academies and home school students have been invited. If you know of someone who would like to visit during the evening, please let them about this special event!

Register to attend here by clicking "November 5" on the calendar.

For questions contact :

Shelly Erhard, Director of Student Visits
(269) 471-3059

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Students' Father Passes Away

The father of Andrews University students Rose and Nerialex Vargas, and husband of alumna Nereida Vargas passed away suddenly October 27, 2013.

Although they would never ask for themselves, friends of the family have created a donation account in order to provide opportunities for others to help the family in a very practical way-- by aiding them financially as they face funeral expenses and other medical bills.

Click here to donate, leave messages for the Vargas family and for more information.

Survey: This is My Church?

We've just concluded the series "This is My Church?" with Pastor David Asscherick.  You can help us now by doing two things. First, pray that the work that took place last week continues to be fruitful for God's kingdom.  Even now our follow up team is working through the dozens of requests for Baptisms. Second, help us reflect on the experience from last week by taking this survey that will take just a few minutes.

You can fill out this survey by going to this link:

Feel free to share this link with others that you know attended.

For the Beauty of the Earth: A Pastoral Response to Climate Change

Week in Pictures

FeelGood Accepting Team Applications

FeelGood is a non-profit youth movement with a mission to end global hunger by 2030. FeelGood currently has chapters on 25 college campuses across the U.S.

From now until November 15, 2013 they are accepting team applications from undergraduate college students to participate in one of the world’s premier social entrepreneurship training programs.

Working with peers, FeelGood staff and a team of global experts, you’ll create and launch a profitable FeelGood social enterprise—a gourmet grilled cheese deli—to raise money and build public support for a new global partnership to end extreme hunger and poverty by 2030.

Click here to request an application!

Berrien Springs Camera Club

Berrien Springs Camera Club Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m.
Berrien Springs Community Library

Jim Lynch is back to share again some of his own techniques. This time he will show us the unique pictures he takes from within about 50 feet of his car.  Club members who watch his images take top prizes in each competition have to acknowledge that the ditches he “shoots” are very photogenic.

In the November meeting he will discuss how he spots these photogenic objects, what equipment he uses to photograph them, safety aspects of working on roadsides, and more.

All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Alumna Named First Female Adventist Conference President

A woman has been named president of a Seventh-day Adventist church conference for the first time in the denomination’s 150-year history.

Pastor Sandra Roberts was elected 72-28 as president of the Southeastern California Conference (SECC) at a constituency session held on Sunday at La Sierra University church in Riverside, California.

Pastor Roberts has spent the last 10 years serving as the SECC’s executive secretary. Since receiving her Masters degree from Andrews University in 1984, she has worked as a teacher, chaplain, youth director and pastor...  <<<Read full story>>>

Music Professor Performs at SAU

"The Southern Adventist University's Symphony Orchestra, led by Laurie Redmer Minner, will present a free concert with special guest violinist Carla Trynchuk on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists." ...  <<<Read the full story>>>


Driver Needed - mission trip

Driver needed:
The PMC Youth Missions team is going to Honduras during December 12-23. The team is almost complete. A bus driver is needed, preferably one who speaks Spanish. We also need a young man who speaks Spanish to serve as a boys counselor during our Friendship Team camp for about 150 children. Contributions can be submitted to Pioneer Memorial Church and labelled PMC Youth Missions Honduras. Contact for costs and more details. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

International Student Services

This message is intended for International Students at Andrews University.

The Office of International Student Services and programs wishes to announce new hours for students for walk-in appointments and visitation to this office for your immigration business. Starting on November 4th, 2013, the following hours will be implemented:

Mondays and Wednesdays - 9 am - 12:30 pm

Tuesday and Thursday - 1:30 pm - 5 pm.

No Office visitation hours on Fridays.

You may continue to contact us via emails and telephone. Thank you for your understanding as we serve your needs and also work to implement new programs with you in mind.

Stay Blessed





Apple Pie Fundraiser

Homemade crumb-top apple pies are available during the month of November from the PMC Evergreen Pathfinder Club.  The Pathfinders are picking the apples & making pies - which can be frozen or baked right away. Pies will be made each Sunday in November.

Pies are $10 each, and there’s a gluten-free option, too.   Call or email your orders to / (269)340-0366.  

Orders placed by 8 am each Sunday morning will be available for pick-up at PMC that afternoon from 1-4pm.  All funds raised will help send the Pathfinders to next summer’s camporee in Oshkosh, WI.



Sunday, October 27, 2013

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

T.O.P.S. MI 233 Berrien Springs, (established July 22, 1961) meets every Tuesday with weigh-in beginning at 6:00 pm up to 6:25 pm, with the meeting beginning at 6:30 and ending by 7:30.

We meet at the United Methodist Church at 310 West Mars St. Berrien Springs.

We are a non-profit organization. For more information please contact our leader, Ann Marquez, at 269-876-0780.



Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall Fest at Niles Adventist School

Fall Fest
Sunday, October 27
4-7 p.m.
Niles Adventist School (110 N Fairview Ave, Niles, MI - behind Niles Westside Church).

Western Theme - Wear Western clothes if you wish, and come enjoy an obstacle course, hay rides, games with prizes, food and fun! Tickets can be bought at the door that day. 

Pumpkin Rolls

Are you looking for an awesome homemade dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas? The Stevensville SDA Chuch Challengers Pathfinder Club is selling pumpkin rolls. The cost is $10 for a regular pumpkin roll with or with nuts or you can order a non-dairy pumplin roll for $11.00 and choose with or without nuts. Delivery of the pumpkin roll is between November 18 and 27. The pumpkin rolls can be frozen until Christmas. Each roll serves 10 people.

To order or if you you have questions, please contact Marsha Beal at or at 269-461-3743.

University Singers Open 2014 Fine Arts Series

The opening concert in the 2013-14 Fine Arts Series of the Presbyterian Church of La Porte will featuring the Andrews University Singers, directed by Stephen Zork. ...The event will take place at 4 p.m. Nov. 3. Childcare will be provided and there will be a free-will offering and a reception after the concert to meet the choir members and their director.  <<<Read the full story>>>


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Second Annual "Picture This" Contest

Celebrating National Distance Learning Week, November 11–15!

The School of Distance Education invites you to participate in our second annual "Picture This" contest. 

Winners of this year's contest will have their photo featured in the Andrews Agenda and will receive a brand new Logitech webcam!

To participate: 

  • Submit a photo of yourself in your creative study space. We want to know where you study and most importantly, HOW you study (tablet, laptop, in a plane, on a tree).
  • Look for your picture on our Facebook page and have your friends and family “like” your picture!
  • The photo with the most “likes” will be the winner.

Send your digital photo (jpeg, 300 dpi) to

Include the following:

  • ID number (must be a current student)
  • First/last name
  • Grade level
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Access PHOTO RELEASE FORM HERE (click, complete, save and email)

Deadline to enter is November 1!
Voting begins November 4 on Facebook.
Questions? Email

Spanish Week of Prayer

Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. and weekdays at 7 p.m. at the Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church. See attached for details.

Veterans Day Event in Buchanan

This year's Veterans Day program sponsored by the Buchanan American Legion features a look at another aspect of World War II history. While American servicemen and women were fighting overseas, this area was playing host to hundreds of German prisoners of war.

Retired Western Michigan University professor Howard Poole will speak three times in Buchanan as part of this year's Veterans Day activities. Poole will speak at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the Buchanan American Legion, at 7 p.m. that night at Buchanan High School and the next morning at 9 a.m. to students at BHS.

Poole is a Sister Lakes resident and retired from Western Michigan in 2004. Since then, he has researched a variety of topics including the history of the Sister Lakes area and what happened when German POWs were brought into Southwest Michigan to work on area farms during World War II.

Poole's research has uncovered how area farms used German prisoners of war for farm labor during the war and what life was like for the half million German POWs shipped to the United States during that time period. He has also found information about a Japanese American internment camp in Southwest Michigan.

Past Veterans Day programs have given people the chance to hear about other aspects of World War II history with speakers coming in to talk on topics ranging from the role of women in the war and the service of African Americans and Native Americans. The legion has also brought in survivors of major battles and massacres to speak on Veterans Day.

Adventist Retirees of Michiana Meeting

Dave Pagel, our Michigan District 78 Representative, will be speaking at the next Adventist Retiree of Michiana meeting and potluck November 10 at 1 pm  at the
Village Church Family Center. He will be sharing issues facing the state of Michigan.
Everyone of retirement age is welcome to attend and come for an enriched life.

Faculty/Staff Discount at The Gazebo

Dining Services would like to remind all Faculty and Staff that they are able to utilize their meal discount benefit in the Gazebo. Please note that only items ordered from our made to order menu may receive the discount. Included in those choices are our famous smoothies, delicious tossed to order salads, sub sandwiches, burritos, and a wide selection of grilled sandwiches and pizzas. Your discount will not be available for items taken from the convenience section of the Gazebo including packaged drinks, snacks, health and beauty, or our eXpress selections.

We look forward to serving you soon and welcome your comments or questions. Feel free to visit our website at or call us at 3161 to discover more about your options in Dining Services.

Biblical View on Climate Change

JoAnn Davidson will present "For the Beauty of the Earth" A Pastoral Response to Climate Change" on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 12:25-1:20 p.m. in the Whirlpool Room of Chan Shun Hall.

Free lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by Monday, Nov. 4 to or 269-471-6130. Sponsored by the DMin Program.

Howard Center Presents: A Night of Music, Art, & Folklore in Mexico

On November 16, 2013 at 8:00 PM in the Howard Performing Arts Center soprano Laura Ortiz and pianist Carlos A. Flores present A Night of Music, Art & Folklore in Mexico featuring art songs from Mexico, including works by Manuel Ponce, Silvestre Revueltas and Rodolfo Halftner, as well as some of the best known songs from the traditional Mariachi repertoire. Special guests include an Andrews University mariachi band.

$10 General Admission
Free for all Students
$5 Flex Series
$5 Faculty & Staff


Second Sunday: Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

The Second Sunday concert on November 10, 2013 at 4:00 PM at the Howard Performing Arts Center features the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra.  With her “commanding stage presence” guest artist Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova engages her audience with the equal mastery of “impressive power and control.”  Highlights from her busy 2011-2012 season include a return engagement as a soloist with the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.  Her performance career encompasses a wide repertoire of classical music and also has included performances with The Grand Teton Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the Marlbora Music Festival. 

Tickets are REQUIRED and are available through the SMSO office: 269-982-4030 Mon - Fri 10 am - 5 pm

Undergrad Support Group

Please see attachment.

Single Women's Support Group

Please see attached flyer.

Spring Break Mission Trip

Interested in a class with a mission? Or a mission trip with a class? Next semester there will be  special mission classes combined with a Spring Break mission trip to the Middle East. Do you have a passion to share your faith through campus ministry? Would you like to learn about missions to the Muslim world? Are you interested in studying about missions in class and experiencing missions in person? Have you wanted to be involved in a mission trip but wondered if you could afford it? For more information contact: 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Geri Neidigh Passes Away

Geri Neidigh, mother-in-law of Walt Williams, a recent retiree from the Seminary, and mother of Carol Williams, a retired employee of the Center for Adventist Research, passed away October 12. Read her full obituary here.

Student Publishes Article on U.S. News Online

Andrews University English major Katelyn Ruiz has published many articles on U.S. News Online; for a full listing of her publications there, click here. Her most recent article is linked below.

3 Lessons for International Students About Dating in the U.S.

Understanding the influences and misunderstandings that come from crossed signals is the key to happier, more successful college friendships. Dating rituals and expectations for casual friendships are shaped by where we come from as well.

International students who encounter people from other countries know that it makes sense to pay attention to those expectations.  <<<Read the full story>>>

Week in Pictures



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