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DEADLINES for submitting items to Agenda is noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays to be included in that day's Agenda email.  Items submitted after that time may or may not be included in the email, but will be put into the online Agenda, and will also be included in the next Agenda email.

Agenda is sent out via email every Tuesday and Thursday during the school year (every Friday during the summer).


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Category: Campus Announcements

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Adventist Engaged Encounter

Adventist Engaged Encounter (AEE), an enrichment weekend for engaged and recently married couples, is being held on the Andrews University campus. The weekend experience offers couples the insights, tools, and confidence to enrich their relationship and strengthen their love and commitment for one another. For many, attending an AEE weekend is one of the most significant experiences of their courtship or early marriage.

AEE will take place the weekend of November 8-10 2013. For registration information, contact
the Undergraduate Leadership Program at or 269-471-6636.

Lake Union Pathfinder Training

This coming weekend, Adventurer and Pathfinder Leadership training courses are being offered at Andrews University.

Adventurer Basic Staff

The new AYMT Pathfinder Basic Staff

Four Master Guide classes

PLA courses

PIA - 10 hours

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Registration through the Lake Union  site -

Monday, October 21, 2013

Mobile Reference Service

Mobile reference service

When: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Where: Campus Center

This is a Reference desk service outside the Library. It is to provide our students, staff and faculty with research assistance. Librarians will assist in locating information, formulating search strategies, navigating the library’s site, etc. Enjoy your lunch as you do your research paper!

Friday, October 18, 2013

TOEFL Test Nov. 17

The TOEFL Test will be given November 17, 2013 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm in Nethery Hall Room #200. The sign up sheet will be in the Center for Intensive English office Room #203. Test Fee $30.00.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Alumnus Awarded CAP Distinguished Service 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, an Andrews University alumnus, 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 by clicking the attachment below.

Study Tour to France

French Study Tour 2014 (May 5-27)
Visiting France, Switzerland, Belgium, nd Monaco.
6 credits available (French or Generals)
Contact Sonia Badenas  ( 269 471 62 85

Honduras Mission Trip

Honduras Misson Trip:

There are still a couple of places available to join the PMC Youth Missions team going to Honduras during Christmas bread Dec. 12-23. We will be conducting a Friendship Camp for about 150 children from the Hogar de Ninos and the surrounding community. Cost $925 including airfare, food, lodging, transportation, and more. Contact Glenn Russell by emailing

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Live United

***  For the latest update on the United Way Campaign 2013, CLICK HERE.  ***

The campus community is invited to join the 2013 Andrews University United Way Campaign and “Live United” with our Southwest Michigan community. Even though our president won’t be jumping into the Andrews University Pool again this year (check out the video if you’d like to relive his Presidential Splash), we hope the memory of that fearless commitment on his part remains a demonstration of just how much he and we believe in supporting our community through United Way. There are many significant life- and world-changing contributions United Way offers in the lives of individuals and families throughout our community. United Way meets the needs of many people in all walks of life.

Participation and contributions from Andrews University are much appreciated and speak powerfully of Christian charity, human kindness and community responsibility - qualities that Andrews has always exemplified. Let’s stretch to the new United Way campaign goals once again. It is the right thing to do.

Keep in mind that participation is just as important as the size of the gift. We believe that with your help we can stretch to raise the number of Andrews staff participating in the United Way campaign to 150 donors and reach an overall goal of raising $18,000. By looking at our campaign history below, we believe this is a doable goal from a campus with more than 800 employees.

2012: 139 people gave $14,300
2011: 57 people gave $6,933
2010: 87 people gave $8,401
2009: 82 people gave $10,179
2008: 48 people gave $4,800
2007: 91 people gave $11,202

Bible Lands Study Tour 2014

The BIBLE LANDS STUDY TOUR 2014 is open for blessings! With 4 weeks in Turkey,  Egypt and Israel, this trip is an extraordinary spiritual pilgrimage, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

For 6 Religion credits, follow in the the footsteps of Abraham and Moses, Joshua and David, Jesus and the apostles, from May 11 – June 8, 2014 (with a week of pre-tour classes, May 5-9).

Register with Prof. Rahel Schafer (269-471-3184, or Dr. Ruben Muñoz-Larrondo (269-471-3185,  Visit for more information.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Week In Pictures

Sloan-C Workshops for Faculty

Sloan-C Workshops for Faculty:  These workshops are one week long workshops that are done online.  The workshops are at no cost to the faculty member.  Full details are online at  If you would like to sign-up for any of the workshops that are offered, please email for the instructions and access code.  Here are some of the titles available during the month of October:
    • Student Satisfaction:  Flipped Learning Online
    • Leadership in Online Education:  Policy
    • Student Satisfaction:  Feedback
    • Successful Online Outcomes:  Group Work
    • Learning Environments:  Teaching & Learning with Online Science Labs (STEM)

The Holistic Wellness Academy Classes Beginning Soon

The Holistic Wellness Academy School of Massage Therapy is enrolling for the new class beginning in November. This course is a great supplement to PT and Fitness majors! The school is state licensed and will enrich your career as you strive to improve the lives of others. Classes begin in November and we are currently accepting registration. Please call for more details: 269-757-4938 or e-mail at

AU Speech & Hearing Clinic

The department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Andrews University will be holding a FREE speech screening clinic (exact date to be determined). If you have questions about your child’s speech and language development or are aware of your own speech issues please contact the Speech & Hearing clinic to be added to the appointment call back list. The AU Speech & Hearing Clinic can be contacted at 269-471-3468.


Monday, October 14, 2013

CollegeClasses Reports on MPH Accreditation Process

This summer, Andrews University applied to begin the accreditation process of their Master of Public Health in Nutrition and Wellness degree program, through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). In late September, they learned that their request had been approved. ...The program at Andrews University stands out from others offered online across the country, university representatives say, because the program emphasizes a vegetarian lifestyle and wellness. Rudatsikira said that this program is the first of its kind in the United States, offered entirely online and focusing on nutrition and wellness. ...  <<<Read the full story>>>


GROW Group Leaders 2014

GROW Group Leaders for Spring 2014

Have you seriously considered becoming a GROW Group Leader?  Our 2014 groups begin Jan. 31, 2014, but all the behind-the-scenes flurry is already in the making.  Today, could you go to to see what it takes  for a person to register a group?  There are only a few pieces to make a GROW Group picture complete, and the key feature is YOU!  The deadline to register your group is Dec. 2.  Won’t you consider this opportunity to share your interest and your faith with a few folks like you who desire to become more like Jesus? 

Questions?  Call Carolyn Strzyzykowski at 269-519-2801.

ADRA Reports on Student Visit

Friday, October 11, 2013

Volunteers Needed for Senior Day of Action

The United Way of Southwest Michigan is in need of at least 100 volunteers for Senior Day of Action on Thursday, November 7.  

On that day, teams of volunteers will go to the homes of senior citizens throughout Berrien and Cass counties to rake leaves, clean gutters, and apply plastic to windows in preparation for winter.  United Way has partnered with Area Agency on Aging to identify some of our community’s most vulnerable seniors who truly need this kind of assistance. We especially need teams in St. Joseph, Dowagiac, and Cassopolis, but could also use one more team in Marcellus and one more in Coloma.

To sign up and volunteer, please visit United Way’s website:   Click on the “Days of Action” tab at the top and click on “Senior Day of Action”.

The deadline for volunteer sign-up is Oct 18th.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

2013-14 Information Directory Changes

Information directories are still available for pickup at Integrated Marketing & Communication (the red brick building across from the PMC parking lot). The following changes should be noted in your directories:

  • The correct office phone number for Rachel Williams-Smith is x6462
  • Please add Rhoena Bearce to the alphabetical listing with the following information: office #3323, department Financial Records, Zip+4 0780, location AD 2nd Fl, email, and home phone 301-830-0608
  • The correct office number for Michael Goetz is x6176

GreenTown Michiana

Healthy People. Healthy Communities.

GreenTown brings together the public sector and the private sector to "connect the dots," to inspire and to work together to remake our communities.  From healthy living to local food, energy to gree infrastructure, water to outdoor space, GreenTown will help you make the healthy choice the easy choice.

GreenTown will be held Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown South Bend, Ind. 

Keynote Speakers:

George Heartwell - Mayor, City of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Mark Fenton - Host, "America's Walking" (PBS)


  • Health & Wellness Sustainability
  • Energy/Built Environment
  • Sustainable Business
  • Transportation
  • Food and Waste
  • Water


International Student Services

Dear AU and community family:

Greetings to you from the Office of International Student Services & Programs at Andrews University. We have numerous international students that are here from a more pleasantly warmer climate and find these early fall mornings to be chillier than they desire. Therefore, they are requesting gently used coats, jackets, boots, scarves, hats and gloves. I am writing on their behalf to ask for donations of these items. If you were already planning on giving the items away, we would love to have them be given to us so we can make them available to our students in need.

As for sizes and gender, we will take any sizes and for either gender. We would also appreciate receiving the same items for children (ages 0–12). If you happen to be on campus, you may drop donations off at our office on the main floor of the Campus Center building or if you prefer for us to pick them up, please call 269-471-3310 or email us at:

Thank you all and God bless you for your ministry to the needy.

"I Am the Greatest" Sculpture Bicycle Tour

“I Am the Greatest” Sculpture Bicycle Tour
Presented by Cycle Re-Cycle and Ars Gallery as well as the Boys & Girls Teen Center
OCTOBER 26, 1-3 pm
Starting at Cycle Re-Cycle, 300 12th St., Benton Harbor

We are raising awareness about public art, and arts education, specifically the IATG sculpture which was inspired by Muhammad Ali, and used as a role model for our local youth, and to offer an after school arts education program at ARS Gallery. We are also raising awareness about safe, fun, family bike rides, which Cycle Re-Cycle is behind.

We will tour The “I Am The Greatest” Sculptures in Benton Harbor & St. Joseph, beginning at Cycle Recycle, and all the locations of the IATG sculpture, including the Boys & Girls Joel E. Smilow Teen Center. Maps with sculpture locations, and an itinerary will be passed out at Cycle Re-cycle with information about the details of the ride.  We will end at the Livery in Benton Harbor, where we will talk about the ride, sculpture, and arts programming, as well as having Cycle Re-cycle share more on their bike tours and other programming as we enjoy Fall favorite refreshments.

For more information call Anna Russo Sieber at 269-208-4409, or email her at

James White Library Workshops

James White Library Workshops. Please join us at the Library Instruction Lab for the following workshops: EndNote Essentials - Oct. 23 or 31, 7-8 p.m.; EndNote Additional Features - Nov. 7, 7-8 p.m.; Ebooks for Research - Nov. 5, 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

To register, call 3283 or email

Village Church Worship Services

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, October 12, 2013
First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship - 11:20 a.m.
Sermon Title - "CHRISTIAN PRE-REQUISITE: What You Need To Hear"
Preacher -  Pastor Ron Kelly

*Brazilian Choir In Concert
India Mission Project Team cordially invites you on Friday, October 11,  at 7:00 in the Village Church Sanctuary to celebrate God’s blessing through music. The Brazilian Choir will be performing a concert with sacred music of praise and thanksgiving. Your kind and generous offering will be taken to assist the India Mission Project of the Village Church in December.

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

All Nations SDA Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, October 12, 2013
Speaker: Adrian Craig
Sermon: "The Judgement of the Judge."

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mobile Reference Service

This is a Reference desk service outside the Library. It is to provide our patrons’ needs where they are. Librarians will assist you in locating information, formulating search strategies, navigating the library’s site, etc. This is for all Andrews’s students and faculty.


Lamson Health Club Fall Break Hours

Lamson Health Club will be open the following hours during fall break:

Sunday, October 13: 11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Monday & Tuesday, October 14 & 15: 6–11 a.m. and 4–8 p.m.                               



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

SSM Prayer Walk

The Seminary Spouses in Ministry (SSM) would like to invite you and your family to join us for a Prayer Walk. It is always a delight to spend time in communion with God and in fellowship with one another.
I look forward to see you there.


Talita Perrin
Seminary Spouses in Ministry

Order Your Thanksgiving Meal from Dining Services

It's almost time for Thanksgiving! Our traditional Thanksgiving Meal and options have changed for 2013. Please, visit for all the information about this year's changes and offerings.

We start taking orders on November 1st!

AUSA and PRSSA 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

AUSA and PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) Present to you the Silent Praise 3-ON-3 Basketball Tournament! The tournament is Saturday October 19th at 8:00pm in the Johnson Gym.

Get your team together and play for a cause! The $3 per person registration cost will help raise funds for Silent Praise ministry.

The winning team of the tournament wins $300! Second place team wins $150 and third place team wins Silent Praise T-shirts!

Registration will be in the Student Center until next week Thursday (10/17).

The tournament is at 8:00pm, Saturday October 19th in the Johnson Gym. Also, there will be a dunk contest that you don't want to miss!

So register your team and tell all your friends about the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament! 

Join the event on Facebook:

LLU Pre-Pharm Interviews

On Wednesday, October 16, Shastin Rains, Director of Marketing & Recruitment for Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy, will be here to interview Andrews University students who are interested in pursuing a career in pharmacology.

Half-hour appointments are available from 8:4r a.m. to 4:15 p.m. If you would like to make an appointment to meet with her, please come to the Chemistry Office in Halenz Hall 225 and talk with Dana Johnston.

Ellen White: Daring Liberal & Immovable Conservative"

Adventist Forum presents "Ellen White: Daring Liberal and Immovable Conservative," presented by Alden Thompson, professor of biblical studies at Walla Walla University in College Place, Wash.

The presentation will be held in Garber Auditorium in Chan Shun Hall at Andrews University on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at 3:30 p.m.

After serving as a pastor in southeastern California from 1967 to 1970, Thompson became a faculty member of Walla Walla University in 1970. From 1972 to 1974 he studied at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland
and was awarded  a doctorate in Old Testament and Judaic Studies. His dissertation was published in 1977 by Scholars Press. He taught for two years in Germany, and from 1986 to 1990 he served as the academic vice president of Walla Walla University, returning to full-time teaching in the School of Theology in 1990.

Thompson is much concerned with church unity, and has described his 2009 book, "Beyond Common Ground: Why Liberals and Conservatives Need Each Other," as "a kind of capstone to my teaching career." He has discussed differing personality types and how they relate to God and the church.

He supports the process of change and has argued that during her life Ellen White, one of the founders of the Seventh-day Adventist church, made significant changes in her views of God. His  series "From Sinai to Golgotha," a five-part sequence published in the Adventist Review, discusses a change from a more fear-based picture of God in the Bible at Mt. Sinai, to a more grace-based image of God at the cross. He also claims Ellen White personally moved from fear to joy. His article, "The Scary Lady of Adventism Learns to Have Fun" and his book, "Escape from the Flames: How Ellen White Grew from Fear to Joy—and Helped Me to Do it Too" (2005), have a similar theme.

Thompson's speaking engagements and writings cover many topics, including the Old Testament, Ellen White studies, inspiration, and Seventh-day Adventist history.

Adventist Forum is open to the public. All are welcome. For information, contact Art Robertson at or call 269-471-7150.

Neil and Tina (Nedelcu) Carruthers Pass Away

Neil Carruthers, 34, and his wife, Tina (Nedelcu), passed away within hours of each other in August. Neil was a graduate of Andrews University. Read the full story here.

Roger Vitrano Passed Away

Roger Steven Vitrano passed away Sept. 2, 2013.  A memorial service will be held on Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. in Orrison Chapel of Andrews Academy in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Interment will occur at Rose Hill Cemetery in Berrien Springs where Roger will be buried next to his parents. Online messages may be left at In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in his name be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Click here for the full obituary. 

Help Verlyn Benson

Verlyn Benson (former Dean of College of Technology and now Assistant to Provost and President) has been stricken with a rare and very serious form of liver cancer.  The tumor is large and invasive.  He is going to Mayo Clinic weekly for chemo treatments and blood work.  This is expensive and there have been a number of requests from those who would like to help with his heavy travel costs.  On a website for donations, “Give Forward”, a page has been set up for contributing to Verlyn’s expenses:  He also is blogging at:  (You may make donations to the Caring Bridge but they are to support that website and not Verlyn’s medical travel expenses.)

Praise and Thanksgiving Concert

Praise and Thanksgiving Concert

REACH International Inc. is celebrating 40 years of service to the orphaned/disadvantage children of the world with a variety concert on Oct. 12, 6:00 pm at Pioneer Memorial Church (PMC). All are invited to come and join us.

GROW Group Leaders for Spring 2014

We are now recruiting GROW Group Leaders for the spring semester! The deadline for registrations is December 2, 2013. 

Many students and faculty missed out on the opportunity to lead this fall because they were away for the summer when group leaders were signing their group up.  Don’t miss out for the Spring semester!  Get thinking about what you would like to do in your group, and then make a commitment by signing your group up.  It often times helps to have a co-leader.  That is what our seasoned leaders tell us! 

Go to to see what information you need to provide.  W

e will help you with a location, or you may make your own arrangement.  Be the 1st to register a Spring group!  This is a call to Discipleship, Fellowship, and a lot of fun! 

Questions?  Call Carolyn Strzyzykowski  269-519-2801

Week In Pictures

Monday, October 7, 2013

Free Speech Screenings

The department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Andrews University will be holding a FREE speech screening clinic (exact date to be determined). If you have questions about your child’s speech and language development or are aware of your own speech issues please contact the Speech & Hearing clinic to be added to the appointment call back list. The AU Speech & Hearing Clinic can be contacted at 269-471-3468. 

Mobile Reference Service

Thursdays and Fridays 12:00 noon to 2:00pm come and get help with your research.

This is a Reference desk service outside the Library. It is to provide our patrons’ needs where they are. Librarians will assist you in locating information, formulating search strategies, navigating the library’s site, etc. This is for all Andrews’s students and faculty.

"We're in the midst of a food revolution"

Most of us don't think about food as being political and having social justice implications, but maybe we should. That was the message brought to Andrews University by author, nutritionist and consumer activist Marion Nestle. Nestle, a public health and sociology professor at New York University, said despite problems such as obesity and food insecurity, she's hopeful that people's attitudes and actions are changing for the better...  <<<Read the full story>>>

Sonic Growth

Chanticleer, dubbed "the world's reigning male chorus" by The New Yorker magazine, will bring their new show "She Said/He Said" on Tuesday to Andrews University's Howard Performing Arts Center...   <<<Read the full story>>>

Revive Vespers: The Waldenses

Church History Professor Dr. P. Gerard Damsteegt and Doctoral Student Dojcin Zivadinovic will present a two-part series on the Ancient Waldenses.

Who were these medieval reformers? Did they keep the Sabbath? Can we trace back their history to the Apostles? Can we consider them ancestors of Adventism? Join us for an exciting travel in time discovering the "Ancient Faith of the Waldenses"!

Where: Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex, Andrews University

When: Friday, October 11 @ 7:30pm.

Co-curricular credit available

Friday, October 4, 2013

Students Explore Local Architecture

Students from the School of Architecture, Art & Design explored nearby architecture and were featured in a local paper. Read the full story here.

Washington Post Notes Andrews' Ranking

The Washington Post listed Andrews' move upwards ten places in the U.S. News & World Report 2014 College Rankings. View the full article here.

Pathfinder Leadership Training

 Lake Union Pathfinder Leadership Training
Sponsored by the Center for Youth Evangelism
on the Campus of Andrews University.

Are you ready for Oshkosh, 2014?  Classes will be held at Pioneer Memorial Church in the Teen Loft, Junior 1 Sabbath School room, and Nursery.  No registration or fees are required. For additional information contact        

Master Guide
Oct. 4, 7:00- 8:30pm, Christian Storytelling
Oct. 5, 2:30 – 4:30pm, Communication Skills
Oct. 18, 7:00 - 8:15pm,   Adventist Heritage – Keepers of the Flame
Oct. 19, 2:30 – 4:30pm, Creative Resources & Development,
October 25-27 Basic Staff training weekend
Nov. 1, 7:00 - 8:15pm, Adventist Heritage – Keepers of the Flame
Nov. 2, 2:30 – 4:30pm, Child & Youth Evangelism
Nov. 13, 7:00 -8:30pm, Fundamental Beliefs
Nov. 16, 2:30 – 6:30pm, Adventist Heritage
Dec. 6, 7:00 -8:30pm, Fundamental Beliefs
Dec. 7, 2:30 – 3:30pm, Portfolio Review
Dec. 7, 3:30 – 6:30pm   Child Development Seminar

Pathfinder Leadership Award
Oct. 5, 2:30 – 3:30pm, Development of Faith in Pathfinder Growth
Oct. 5, 3:30 – 4:30pm, Discipline
Oct. 19, 3:40 – 6:40pm, Pathfinder & Community Ministry
Oct. 25-27 Lake Union Conference Training including PLA Resource Materials, PF Drill & Ceremonies, Outdoor Education and Recreation
Nov. 1, 7:00 – 9pm, Personal Improvement – parts a & b,
Nov. 2, 2:30 – 3:30pm, Personal Improvement – part c, Conflict Resolution
Nov. 2, 3:30 – 4:30pm, Current Issues
Nov. 17, 8:30 – noon, Camp Planning & Programing
Dec. 7, 2:30 – 4:00pm, Portfolio Review

Pathfinder Instructor Award
Oct. 5, 4:30 – 5:30pm, Training Methods that Work
Oct. 5,  5:30 – 6:30pm,  Dealing with Attitudes
October 25-27 – Lake Union Conference Training weekend
Nov. 2, 3:30 – 4:30pm, Presentation Skills – Visual Aids
Nov. 2, 4:30 – 5:30pm, Effective Meeting Procedures
Nov. 15, 7-8:30pm, Presentation Skills – Presenter Techniques
Nov. 16, 4:30 – 5:45pm, Cohort Round Table - Management Skills – Methods of Facilitation
Dec. 7, 3:30 – 5:00pm, Portfolio Review, Craig Harris

Notice of Financial Aid Advisor Changes

Notice of Financial Aid Advisor Changes:

Due to the extended medical leave of Kemmoree Duncombe, the following staffing changes will become effective immediately:

1. Students with last names A-C and students classified as ‘Veterans’ will now be seen by Fares Magesa, Senior Financial Advisor & Veterans Affairs Certifying Official.

2. Students with last names L-Q will now be seen by Kayla Brummett.

Kayla should be a familiar face for many of you.  She’s worked in our department for several years at the Front Desk as a student worker and as an advisor’s assistant.  We’re delighted that after graduating, Kayla made the decision to stay with Student Financial Services.  We know that our students have been and will continue to be pleased with Kayla’s enthusiastic and professional approach to customer service.

Students should continue to contact their advisors in the usual manner, see below:

A-C & Veterans at 269.471.3365,
L-Q at 269.471.6385,

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Buchanan First United Methodist Church Volunteer Projects

Every year millions of volunteers participate in community projects on Make a Difference Day – the largest national day of service. This year volunteers from across Michiana are invited to Buchanan, MI on October 26th to participate in one of 2 projects.

Project  1:  City of Buchanan – Plant for the Future!
Volunteers will plant 75 Heritage Trees along the McCoy Creek Watershed.  These trees will protect the local water supply and keep the creek flowing.  Sign up to volunteer from 9 a.m. – noon or 2:00 – 5 p.m.  

Project  2:  Buchanan Community Schools – Support Education!
Volunteers will do the fall landscaping clean up at Ottawa Elementary or do a painting project at the school farm.  The School Farm is a unique educational asset for Buchanan Students.

For all activities volunteers should dress for the weather and, if possible, bring work gloves and tools in case extras are needed.   Volunteers from across Michiana are invited, and needed, to accomplish these projects.  Families are welcome!

For more information and to sign up to volunteer visit Make A Difference Buchanan on Facebook or email

Week in Pictures

National Depression Screening Day

The Counseling & Testing Center is celebrating the National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) on Thursday, October 10, 2013.

Depression, anxiety, and related mood disorders cannot be seen on an x-ray. Yet mental illness is painful, and the stigma associated with it often prevents many from seeking help. We want to bring down the barriers of stigma through education and community involvement. We know that there is hope and that connectedness is a powerful medicine.

Whether for depression or another mental health issue, a screening will help you to better understand your state of mind and whether it might be in your interest to seek further help. We'll be offering free and confidential screenings from 12:30-2:30pm at the Leadership Lab, (next to Student Life @ the Campus Center). Also, you can take a free, anonymous, self-assessment for depression, anxiety, and more, without even leaving their dorm room or apartment, 24/7, by visiting our online screening portal:

In addition, you can become involved in these activities we have planned from 12:30-2:30 in front of the Campus Center:

• Hope. Share a message of hope with others. Let others know how you keep yourself healthy or the benefits of seeking help. We'll display a collage at the Campus Center. Also, if you want to, we'll take your picture and share your inspiration through Instagram (#AUStandsForHope).

• Get a hug. Look for one of our volunteers with a "Free Hugs" signs and open your arms and get some love.

• Create. Stop by our T-shirt station and design your own t-shirts with messages of hope that encourage others to seek help. You can also get creative with sidewalk chalk to raise awareness about depression, share your inspiration, and motivate others to seek help.

• Reflect. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students. Most of us can think of someone that has been impacted by the loss of a friend or a loved one due to depression and suicide. We'll offer a space to reflect and honor their memory. You’ll be able to plant a flag in memoriam.

• Pray. Do you have a prayer request for yourself or for a friend? You'll be able to write them down and we'll have volunteers who will be praying for these requests. You are welcomed to join in prayer for others for as long as you want.

There will be many ways to become involved. Come, show your support, and raise awareness about depression. There is hope.

To learn more about depression and how to prevent suicide, visit
If you are concerned about yourself or about someone else, we’re here to help. Give us a call 269-471-3470.

Andrews Treasures Exhibition

Andrews University invites alumni, friends, and community members to enjoy a special campus-wide exhibition Sept. 26–Oct. 27, 2013.  The event will showcase several of the campus’ most treasured artifacts, antiques, and more. << Read the Full Story >>

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Father of Student Passes Away

The father of Mwaka Chambwa, a student from Zambia, passed away last week. Mwaka is a student in the seminary (MDiv) and has requested that the campus keep his family in our prayers during this very difficult time.

Information Directories Available

The 2013–14 Information Directories will be available for pickup at the Integrated Marketing & Communication building beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2, during regular business hours.

Doctoral Defense

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 2:30–4 p.m. in Room #307, Ad Building. Jason Harrison will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. His dissertation title is, “Narratives of the Leadership Development of Adults Who Served as Summer Camp Staff in the Mennonite Setting:  A Multiple Case Study.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub by calling 471-3109.

Retirement Party for Shirley Lehmann

Application Information for Celebration of Faculty and Graduate Student Research

Fifth Annual Andrews University Celebration of Faculty and Graduate Student Research will be held Friday afternoon, November 1, 2013 in Buller Hall.

Graduate student research will be included, but the deadline for submitting an abstract will be Tuesday, October 1, 2013.  The abstract submission form may be found here. Please submit your abstract electronically to

The schedule will be as follows:

12:30 – 2:00 pm                 Plenary Presentations (Newbold Auditorium)
2:00 – 3:30 pm                   Poster Session (Buller Hallways), refreshments provided
3:30 – 4:30 pm                   Oral Sessions (Buller Classrooms)

In order to accommodate everyone who wishes to present, please note the following guidelines:

1.       Faculty and graduate students can choose to present either a poster or orally.
2.       The oral presentations will be 10 minutes, with an additional 2 minutes for questions and answers.
3.       The standard Poster size will be 30 x 40 inches.  However, if you have printed a poster for a conference that is a different size, you are welcome to use that poster—simply let us know the size so we can set up the easel for you correctly.
4.       Only one submission per presenter will be accepted (a research group with multiple presenters can make a submission for each presenter).


Monday, September 30, 2013

Lunchtime Forum for Seminary Students and Faculty

See attachment for details.

SSF October Prayer Mission

The Power of Prayer goes beyound walls, prison bars and even phyiscal, spiritual and political borders.

Places like North Korea, China and Iraq have a strong hold against religious freedom but the Power of the Holy Spirit is not frail nor is He under any jurisdiction, therefore we are praying all through October for the pouring down of the Holy Spirit through visions and dreams in North Korea. Will you join us in this and future prayer missions.

"And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come". Matthew 24:14

Sponsored by the Seminary Student Forum, Korean Group and Seminary Clubs.

Email us about your prayer experiences at


A Change in the Dining Service's Sabbath Policy

Guests of Dining Services,

As a result of a partnership between the Administration of Andrews University and the Dining Services Management Team seeking to more properly honor the Sabbath Day, cash transactions on the Sabbath will no longer be an option in Dining Services after October 26, 2013.

As always, we offer the option to purchase pre-paid Café Cards to all of our guests to allow them to prepare ahead for dining in the café on Sabbath. These cards are available in any amount and can be purchased through the Dining Services Office or the Cashier station during the week.

The Sabbath is a special and holy day, set apart from all other days of the week, and this partnership seeks to not only honor the day, but to provide the ability to prepare in advance. We know that our guests view the Sabbath as a treasured time of the week and a central component of their faith. These choices strengthen and bond us together as a faith community. We will continue to accept credit and debit cards for our guests who have traveled to visit our campus, but their use is discouraged.

When you decide to acquire your Café Card, please visit the Dining Services Office Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM or on Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. You may also call us at 269-471-3161.

We appreciate your understanding and your support and look forward to continuing to serve you for all your dining needs. Your questions or concerns are welcomed and can be answered by contacting the number above.

Blessings to you,

Andrews University Administration


Andrews University Dining Services

Revive Vespers: The Waldenses

Join us for an evening of worship and discovery as we discuss the new discoveries on the Waldenses! Who were these medieval Christians? Did they Keep the Sabbath? Can we trace their origin to the Apostles. Why are they important to study for us Adventists? We will learn many spiritual lessons from their life and history. 

WHEN: Friday, Oct 4 and Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm.

WHERE: Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex, Andrews University.

SPEAKERS: Oct 4    - Dojcin Zivadinovic,  "The ancient Faith of Waldenses"

                        Oct 11 - Dr. P. Gerrard Damsteegt, "Did the Waldenses keep the Sabbath?"



Friday, September 27, 2013

H.M.S. Richards Lectureship on Biblical Teaching

Faculty & Staff Survey

FACULTY & STAFF: With the demise of the big shredder in the IT building, we want to assess the campus’ document-shredding needs and determine the best way to handle this need. Please take this brief survey to tell us your office’s current needs, as well as your desired solution. Thank you for your input!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall Blood Drive

One blood donation can help save the lives of up to three people. Every two seconds someone in the U.S needs blood.

Come to donate blood in October and be entered to win a $200 Visa giftcard, couresy of Suburban Propane. 

Visit (sponser code: AndrewsUniversity) for info or appointment.


El Charro Feliz Offers Discount to AU Students

El Charro Feliz is a new authentic mexican and vegetarian restaurant located in Mishawaka.

Services include Dine In, Carry Out and Banquet Room (Up to 30 people during the week and 90 people Saturday evenings).

Andrews Students will receive 10% Discount when they show us their ID.
Faculty and Friends can go to this link to print a coupon:

You may like us on Facebook:

We are located at 2522 Miracle Ln. Mishawaka, IN 46545

REACH Intl. 40th Anniversary Praise and Thanksgiving Concert

REACH International celebrates 40th Anniversary with Praise and Thanksgiving concert on Oct. 12, 6:00 pm at the Pioneer Memorial Church (PMC). All are invited to come and join us.

One project in Spanish

The first the One project in Spanish will be at Andrews University this
November from 8-10, 2013. The mission of the One project is to
celebretae the supremacy of Jesus Christ in the Seventh Day Adventist
Church, and it is open to all who desire more of Jesus.

The One project has already been held with great success at places such
as Chicago, England, Denmark, and Australia .The  event at AU is going
to be the very first one in Spanish only, with no translation or


Full time students get a discount until Nov 5 (see registration rates
here: and there is also a
scholarship available from the Lake Union for the first 70 who claim it
(they need to be from the Union's district)

Register here:


Calendario de Actividades
6:00 PM Inscripción
8:00 PM Adoración
8:15 PM The One Project, el porqué Japhet De Oliveira
8:35 PM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra iglesia Manny Arteaga
9:50 PM Cierre

8:00 AM Desayuno
9:00 AM Adoración
9:15 AM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra identidad Alex Bryan
10:25 AM Refrigerio
10:55 AM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra misión José Cortés Jr.
12:08 PM Almuerzo
2:00 PM Adoración
2:15 PM Meditación: Jesús en nuestro liderazgo Pedro M Trindad
3:25 PM Refrigerio
3:45 PM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra experiencia  Yami Bazán
5:10 PM Cierre

8:00 AM Desayuno
9:00 PM Adoración
9:15 PM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra teología Miguel Méndez
10:25 PM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra cultura José Medina
11:35 AM Refrigerio
12:05 PM Jesús. Todo. Dany Hernández
12:25 PM Santa Cena Javi Díaz y Harold Altmirano
12:55 PM Cierre


Please visit for more
information about this and other gatherings, as well as for media from
previous ones, and/or contact Beatriz Velásquez at or call 269-471-6251.

Teach in Korea

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Interim Gymnics Coach Hired

Eric Paddock has been hired as the interim Gymnics coach for the 2013–2014 school year at Andrews University. Paddock holds an associate’s degree in pre-physical therapy, and a bachelor’s degree in sport studies with a concentration in human performance from Southern Adventist University.

With a background as... << Read the Full Story >>

Monthly Camera Club Meeting

Berrien Springs Camera Club Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.
Berrien Springs Public Library

            As usual, there will be two select topics for the month. In addition, “Nature” is always an acceptable category, as are “Open” (any subject) and “Portraits.” The two select categories for the October competition are “Action” and “Cracks and Crevices.” “Nature” photos are to show nothing from human hands (no wires, fences, cultivated flowers, etc.). Thus a member can submit images in any of five categories or a combination thereof, though extra points are given for acceptances in the two select categories.

            Prints, at least 5" x 7" in size, should be mounted, with the title and photographer's name on the back. Digital submissions, however, need to be sent in ahead, with instructions for submitting them on the club’s blog site:
            Any member may submit up to 10 projected images and/or 10 prints for the competition. Pictures are shown one at a time, and three judges score them by machine. The total points determine whether a photo is rated “honor,” “acceptance,” or “out.”  From the “honors,” a Slide-of-the-Month and a Print-of-the-Month are selected.  All are welcome, either to observe or to join. Refreshments will be served.

Young Adults 18-29 Years Old Needed for Research

ATTENTION: Young Adults ages 18-29 years old.

At the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church's request, Barna Group, a Christian research firm will be conducting research with members and non-members to better understand their opinions and experiences.

SDA members and non-members are being asked to participate in a brief online survey discussing the SDA Church. The survey shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to complete. Your responses will be extremely valuable. We are also seeking a small group of people with different experiences and perceptions, to participate in an online group discussion to be held on Tuesday, September 24 to Thursday, September 26. If you qualify and fully participate in the online discussion group, you will be issued a $75 monetary incentive as a thank you for your time and for your opinions.

Please be assured that no one will attempt to sell you anything. Your information will remain confidential. We are simply looking for your open and honest opinions on the subject matter for research purposes.

To take the survey, click this link:

Villiage School 5K Fun Run

The Village Adventist Elementary School is hosting a 5K Fun Run for
Worthy Students on Sunday, Oct. 20.  You can register at  Sign
in begins at 8:00 in the gym, and the run begins at 9:00.  Please call
473-5121 if you  need more information!  

Anniversary Sabbath of the First Haitian American Adventist Group

Join the 1st anniversary celebration of the First Haitian American Adventist Group in Berrien Springs, MI this coming Sabbath, September 28, 2013!  Worship service begins a 11:00 AM and an afternoon concert at 5 PM.  The location is 310 W. Mars St, Berrien Springs, MI 49103.

The keynote speaker will be Pastor Pierre Francois, MDiv of the South Atlantic Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.  Pastor Francois has a background in Business Management and received his Master of Divinity degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary on the campus of Andrews University.

For further information, call (973) 820-5824.

Week In Pictures

Retirees Meeting and Potluck

"Threats to Our Religious Liberties" will be the presentation by Dr Nicholas Miller at the next retirees meeting and potluck at the Village Church Family Center on October 13 at 1 pm. 

Dr Miller is the Director of the International Religious Liberty Institute. If you are of retirement age, no matter where you have worked, you will find fulfilling friends, food, and fellowship.

Children Led Sabbath Program

You are all invited to a Children Led Sabbath Program in Michiana African S.D.A Church.
Date: October 5, 2013.
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Potluck will follow. The theme will be "Jesus THE HEALER Desired In All Ages."

It is a program you don't want to miss!

Faith in Prose and Poetry

Faith in Prose and Poetry

Friday Night Elements presents Faith in Prose and Poetry, a program composed of dramatic readings, recitations, poems, passages, scripture, and original pieces, all exploring the theme of Faith.

The event will take place following University Vespers this Friday, September 27, at 9:30 pm in the Rec Center Amphitheater.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Gymnics Tryouts Happening NOW!

Gymnics tryouts Thursday, Sept. 19, from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 23, 7-9 p.m. Anyone is welcome to try out; come show us what you've got!


Hinsdale Men's Chorus at Niles Westside

You are invited to worship with the Hinsdale Men’s Chorus (HMC) in Sacred Concert this Saturday evening, September 21, at 7 p.m. at Niles Westside Church. HMC, based out of Hinsdale, Illinois, has sung at a number of General Conference sessions, internationally – Australia, Thailand, Singapore and in 2015 to Malaysia – and on 3ABN and Hope Channel.

Discount on BibleWorks Software

$100.00 Discount on BibleWorks Software

Only 2 more people needed for our 10 person group discount

Please contact the New Testament Department at 269-471-3219 or for more information

Order your copy of this valuable software today.

Student Interviewed in "Bahamas Weekly"

Bahamian artist and illustrator Jace Mckinney began a new chapter in his career this year; he returned to the classroom to pursue studies in Theology at Andrews University in Michigan. Over the past few months, this experience has not merely enriched his spiritual life, but also informed his creative practice.

Jace was the 2012 winner of the prestigious Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Competition’s open category under the theme ‘Redefining the Landscape”. He is currently preparing for his upcoming show ‘Decoding Salvation’ at the bank’s gallery this September.

Read the full interview here.

Johnson Gym Parking Lot Closed

Johnson Gym parking lot will be closed Sunday through Tuesday, Sept. 22-24, due to spray foam roofing on the roof of the Art & Design Center. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Home and Business for Sale

Home with adult foster care business for sale.

6 bed

3 bath

2 kitchens

Double garage

For more information and photo see attached flier.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Andrews University

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrates the group's heritage and culture. Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community.

Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12. The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

Enjoy the following events at Andrews University:

University Vespers—Celebrating Hispanic Heritage, Friday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., Pioneer Memorial Church
¡Arriba! ¡Abajo! Fiesta—Thursday, Sept. 26, Mutch Recreation Center, Campus Center Basement. Come join the party and enjoy Mexican cuisine provided by Dining Services (One-time meal charge of $7. The Terrace Café will be closed for the Spirit of Philanthropy Homecoming Dinner.) There will also be Mexican games and music sponsored by the AUSA.
Puerto Rican and Caribbean Cuisine—Thursday, Oct. 3, 5–7 p.m., Terrace Café

Fiesta Night—Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m., location TBD. An evening of fun and games sponsored by Adelante.
Latino Americans, Part 1—Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall. PBS documentary chronicling the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. Co-curricular credit available.
Costa Rican and Central American Cuisine—Thursday, Oct. 10, 5–7 p.m., Terrace Café
Latino Americans, Part 2—Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall. PBS documentary chronicling the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos. Co-curricular credit available.
Brazilian and South American Cuisine—Thursday, Oct. 17, 5–7 p.m., Terrace Café
Latin Night Concert—Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m., Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall. Sponsored by Adelante, featuring students from Latin countries performing traditional and contemporary Hispanic music.
Latino Americans, Part 3—Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall. PBS documentary chronicling the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos. Co-curricular credit available.

Flag Raising & Parade

We invite YOU to be a part of TWO Andrews traditions – The Alumni Parade and the International Flag-raising ceremony!

Whether you are simply proud of your international roots, have served as a missionary outside the U.S. or are currently part of our international campus family, we invite you to participate in both of these meaningful Alumni Homecoming events on Friday, September 27. You're welcome and encouraged to bring your friends and family to participate.   You can carry your flag and walk in the Alumni Parade, which will organize at 4:30 p.m. in the PMC parking lot. The flag raising is immediately following, with flag-raisers organizing between the library and PMC at 6 p.m.

Please keep in mind that flag-bearers do not need to be natives of the specific country. Also, if you have international dress, you are invited to wear it for both occasions.  Let us know by emailing your name and country you'd like to represent to Rebecca May at, or you can call Integrated Marketing & Communication at 269-471-3345.

Be in touch soon because the flags will run out fast!  We will provide further details upon receipt of your message.

Adventist Forum Presents: The Religious Roots of the First Amendment

Adventist Forum presents "The Religious Roots of the First Amendment:
Dissenting Protestants and the Separation of Church and State."  The
presentation is by Nicholas P. Miller, Associate Professor of Church
History and Director of the International Religious Liberty Institute at
Andrews University.  Come to Chan Shun Hall on the campus of Andrews
University Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. and join in the

Nicholas P. Miller is a lawyer (JD, Columbia University) who has worked
on a number of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is currently
an associate professor of church history at Andrews University Seminary,
where he also directs the International Religious Liberty Institute.

His book "The Religious Roots of the First Amendment: Dissenting
Protestants and the Separation of Church and State" was published by
Oxford University Press in May 2012. Miller argues that traditional
understandings of the genesis of the separation of church and state rest
on assumptions about 'Enlightenment' and the republican ethos of

Professor Miller is also an editor of Homosexuality, Marriage, and the
Church: Biblical, Counseling, and Religious Liberty Issues published by
Andrews University Press.

Adventist Forum is open to the public.  All are welcome.  For
information, contact Art Robertson at or call

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.

September 21: Joseph Kidder, Speaker - "Who Is Your Enemy?"

All Nations Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, September 21, 2013
Speaker: Errol McLean

Honduras Mission Trip

Deadline for the Honduras Mission Trip application is September 20.

On Thursday, December 12, our flight leave from South Bend at 6:35 a.m.
and arrives in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, at around noon.

The return flight leaves Honduras at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, and
arrives in Atlanta then we transfer for our flight to South Bend,
arriving at 9:29 p.m.

We also have a few tickets to and from Ohare Airport that link up with
the group from Atlanta to Honduras and from Honduras back to Atlanta with
the group then returning to Chicago.

It is possible to arrange a different final destination if needed but
there is a $150 ticket charge after Dec. 13.

The children at the Hogar are already starting to talk about the team

Andrews Treasures Exhibition

A Rembrandt sketch, a woolly mammoth, priceless books, mission artifacts, cuneiform tablets-- these treasures are part of the collections that have been brought out of storage and organized for public viewing for this first-time-ever comprehensive exhibition, installed in nine locations across the Andrews campus.

Display Locations:

Adventist Heritage Treasures: Center for Adventist Research, James White Library
Art Treasures: Art & Design Gallery, Smith Hall
Mission Treasures: Seminary Hall
Antique Furniture Treasures: Sutherland House
Antique Furniture Treasures: Art & Design Gallery, Smith Hall
Archaelogical Treasures: Horn Museum
Sutherland House
Architecture Resource Center: School of Architecture building
Music Treasures: Music Materials Center, Hamel Hall
Natural History Treasures: Price Hall, Science Complex

For details about the items on display during the exhibition, visit


Opening of Andrews Treasures – Thurs., Sept. 26, 8 p.m., Campus Center
Homecoming Tours (also open to the general public) – Sat., Sept. 28, 3-5 p.m.
Community Open House, in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the Howard Performing Arts Festival – Monday, October 7, 3-8 p.m.

And during regular business hours: Mon-Thurs, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fri, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

To make arrangements for group tours, contact Rebecca May at or 269-471-3345.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

LLU Pre-Dent Interviews

Dr. Kasischke of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry will be on campus Tuesday–Thursday, October 8–10, 2013.

Please come by the Chemistry office to schedule an interview if you would like to discuss your dental school options with Dr. Kasischke. You will also want to put 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, in the Chemistry Amphitheater on your calendar so that you can come to the presentation Dr. Kasischke has planned for students interested in a career in dentistry.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Joy of Research

AICER continues the Fall Symposia on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m. in Bell Hall, Room 013, with a presentation entitled, "The Joy of Research."  

Duane McBride, chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences, has had an extensive research career at Andrews University, publishing more than 100 articles in peer reviewed journals. He will share with the students why he has a passion for the discoveries of research, how it contributes to the advancement of one’s career and the reputation of our University, and even how to include your family in the success of your research. He will also discuss the barriers to research at Andrews, how to address those barriers and the hope he has for the future of research at Andrews University.

Everyone is invited.

General Staff Meeting

All university staff are asked to attend General Staff Meeting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Chan Shun Hall 108.  

Week in Pictures

End the Status Quo

Your Education is important! Learn how to serve God and still be fully committed to earning your degree
Benton Harbor Spanish Church Invites you to join us to a Welcome Lunch and Worship this Sabbath, September 21 @ 10:00 am

For more information text/call Raquel at (269) 815-8310 Transportation will be provided from Lamson Hall.

Our church is located in 1870 Union Street, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Computer Literacy Training

The School of Business Administration, in collaboration with the Office of Human Resources, will be providing an opportunity for staff and faculty to participate in Computer Literacy Training this school year.  This program will cover the basic computer skills necessary to meet the demands of various in-campus, computer-related job requirements.  The training program is broken into three different training modules:

Module 1:  Microsoft Word & Collaboration Technology (Word and Google Drive)
Module 2:  Practical Approach to Productive Software Skills Technology (PowerPoint, OneNote, and Publisher)
Module 3:  Basic Analytical Software Applications (Excel and Access)

Module 1 will be offered during the Fall semester, on Wednesdays, from 10:30-12:20, in Chan Shun Hall 226 (PC Lab), beginning on September 25, 2013, and ending on November 11, 2013.  Dates and specific topics are listed below:

  • Word--Comprehensive Report Formatting (9/25/2013)
  • Word--Working with Images, SmartArt, and Indexes (10/02/2013)
  • Word--Using Templates and Mail Merge (10/09/2013)
  • Word--Mailings, Cover Letter, Labeling, and Mail Merge (10/16/2013)
  • Google Drive--Introduction to Google Document (10/23/2013)
  • Google Drive--Introduction to Google Presentation (10/30/2013)
  • Google Drive--Introduction to Google Spreadsheets (11/06/2013)
  • Google Drive--Introduction to Google Forms (11/13/2013)

RSVP at and specify whether you would like to attend the entire Module 1 training listed above, or if you are interested in going through the training on Word (4 sessions) or Google Drive (4 sessions). 

IMPORTANT: When sending an RSVP, we will need your full name, ID#, email address, and the department you work in.  Seats are limited to 25. 

Modules 2 and 3 will be offered in the Spring; more information will come at a later date.

If you have any questions, contact Anita Gonzalez at ex. 3884 or

Alan Mitchell Receives Award

Alan Mitchell, professor of music at Andrews University, has been awarded the 2013 Michiana Outstanding Music Educator Award by Quinlan & Fabish Music Company.  Read the full article on

Leslie Samuel in Bankrate Article

Leslie Samuel, assistant professor of physical therapy and foundation science coordinator at Andrews University, was interviewed for an article with, an online media company that carries finance news, advice and rates for all financial products.  Read the full article online.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Club and Organization Orientation

Sam McKee Featured Presenter at 2013 GODencounters Conference

Executive Coach Sam McKee Featured Presenter
at 2013 GODencounters Conference

Young Adults are especially invited to the 2013 GODencounters Conference, September 19-21, 2013, held at Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4409 Pleasantview Drive, Arlington, TX 76017.  Opening night is Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 PM, featuring pastor and executive coach, Sam McKee. The conference culminates with a free concert, 7:00 PM, Saturday evening, September 21st with The Digital Age.  For more information go to

From Portland, Oregon, McKee has spoken to youth and young adults in colleges and churches in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, and Australia. He's coached leaders from Columbia University, Google, Microsoft and Facebook. A former newspaper reporter and party guy, Sam became a Christian during his college years through a homeless man and an energetic African-American Church near Chicago. Now he loves to share the joy he’s found in Christ with anyone who’s searching for something more.

Sam served as a youth pastor and lead snowboarder at churches in Colorado and California before becoming the senior pastor of the Sunnyvale Adventist Church (CA), which serves the people of Silicon Valley. His church was full of young adults, many of whom worked at high-tech companies like Google, Apple and Intel. The church launched 36 Life Groups around the Bay Area and touched many lives. In 2008, he moved to the Portland, Oregon area to plant a church for people who are far from church but hungry for God.

In his free time, Sam enjoys hockey, football, snowboarding and especially hanging out with his surfer/pastor/actress wife. They keep busy rafting, snowboarding and exploring the beautiful Northwest with their two children, who have more energy than the sun.

GODencounters Conference is free and open to the community, sponsored by Younger Generation Church, the vibrant young adult ministry of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church.  For information go to

2013 Mcelmurry Ethics + Society Lectureship



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