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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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 training@andrews.edu 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 training@andrews.edu.

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 andrews.edu.

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 bankrate.com, 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 www.YGchurch.com

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 www.YGchurch.com

2013 Mcelmurry Ethics + Society Lectureship

All Nations SDA Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, September 14, 2013
Speaker: R. Clifford Jones, "Baggage"

Village Church Worship Services

Sermon Title "Christian Prerequisites:  What You Need to Know"
Pastor Ron Kelly preaching. (New Senior Pastor for Village SDA Church)
1st service 8:30
2nd service 11:20

Niles Westside Adventist Church Service

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.

Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

September 14: 1st service - Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker - "The Best Place to Be"

2nd service - Elder Jay Gallimore - "Always Before My Face"

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org

Almost Anything Goes

8 Habits of Highly Healthy People

Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

Join us to learn the 8 habits of highly healthy people! Topics from expert health lecturers include nutrition, exercise, the internal and external use of water, sunshine, fresh air, rest, balance and trusting in God. This free seminar runs September 22-28 from 7:00-8:30 pm each evening, located at the Village Church Family Center, 635 St. Joseph, Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Oak Haven Events

Revive Vespers

"The Beginning of a Mighty Movement: A First Hand Account of NY13"

SPEAKER: Steve Toscano, MA Th.

DESCRIPTION: Join us for an exciting testimony of God's work in Big Cities. A doctoral student, Steve Toscano will give us a first hand eyewitness report of the historic evangelistic effort spearheaded by Ted Wilson and Mark Finley in New York City in the Summer of 2013.

TIME: Friday, Sept, 13 @ 7:30 pm.

PLACE: Biology Amphitheatre, Science Complex, Andrews University.

WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/470415009723745/

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Festival of the Animals w/BAC

Join the Buchanan Art Center in celebration of all our loving pets. Bring your pets with you.  Activities will include booths with animal-oriented arts and crafts and helpful information, a flea market and a petting corral.  Make a pet paw (or claw) print tile and have your pet's photo taken with (or without) you.  There will be face painting for human kids.  And there will be a return of the Kitty Litter drawing and a new Sitting Ducks Drawing.  If you are hungry you can visit the Bow Wow Cafe sponsored by the First United Methodist Church. The Blessing of the Animals will take place at the Gazebo.  And that's just the beginning! Check back with us at  bacnow.org/festival

Sponsored by the Buchanan Art Center
Humans and animals of all sizes and ages are welcome.
SUNDAY, OCT 6.  12 - 5 PM. Blessing of the Animals 3 PM.  No charge. No admission fee.
Buchanan Common Community Center and Gazebo

The One Project in Spanish 2013

The One project in Spanish will be held at Andrews this November 8-10,
2013. Registration is open and there is a discount available for full
time students. This event will only be in Spanish with no translation or
interpretation. Please see the attached program and flyer, and visit our
webpage for more information (www.the1project.org). For questions,
please contact Beatriz Velásquez at beatriz@the1project.org. Register
now, spaces are limited.

Weekend Program
Calendario de Actividades

Viernes
6:00 PM Inscripción
8:00 PM Alabanzas
8:15 PM The One Project, el porqué por Japhet De Oliveira
8:35 PM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra iglesia por Manny Arteaga
9:48 PM Refrigerio

Sábado
6:00 AM Inscripción
8:00 AM Desayuno
9:00 AM Adoración
9:15 AM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra historia por Sam Leonor
10:25 AM Refrigerio
10:55 AM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra misión por José Cortés Jr.
12:08 PM Almuerzo
2:00 PM Adoración
2:15 PM Meditación: Jesús en nuestro liderazgo por Pedro M Trindad
3:25 PM Refrigerio
3:45 PM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra experiencia por Yami Bazán
5:10 PM Cena

Domingo
6:00 AM Inscripción
8:00 AM Desayuno
9:00 PM Adoración
9:15 PM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra teología por Miguel Méndez
10:25 PM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra cultura por José Medina
11:35 AM Refrigerio
12:05 PM Jesus. Todo. por Dany Hernández
12:25 PM Santa Cena por Javi Díaz y Harold Altmirano
12:55 PM Almuerzo

Almost Anything Goes

Week in Pictures

Monday, September 9, 2013

ABC Student Discount Cards

Student discount cards for use at the ABC (located across from the main campus entrance on U.S. Hwy. 31) are still available.  Feel free to pick them up at the ABC, or check with your residence hall, housing, or Seminary office.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Heritage Singers at Howard Performing Arts Center

"Our main focus when we sing at concerts is Jesus, Jesus, Jesus - that's it," Mace says, speaking by telephone from the group's Placerville, Calif., offices. "We're more than singers. We have a message, but want it to be joyful. When you know Jesus, you should be the happiest people in the world."

The Herald-Palladium interviewed Heritage Singer founding member Max Mace for a story about the opening concert of the 2013-14 10th anniversary season of the Howard Performing Arts Center.  Read the full story here.

Electronics Recycling Event

Community members, businesses and residents from surrounding communities are encouraged to recycle their unwanted electronic items at Andrews University.  Hep us meet our goal of collecting 75,000 pounds!

Come to the transportation building on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 3 - 7 p.m.  

Accepted items:

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Smart phones/Cell phones
  • Monitors
  • TVs
  • Telephones
  • Cameras
  • DVD players
  • Cords/cables
  • Printers
  • Toner cartridges
  • Refrigerators
  • Air conditioners
  • Appliances
  • Car batteries
  • Any other electronic items 

All hard drives are wiped to Department of Defense specifications or shredded.

This event is free and does not cost anything to participate with only one exception: Due to the hazardous nature of CRT glass, there is a small recycling fee of $5 for CRT computer monitors and $10 for tube televisions.

Rebate incentives will be available for participating utility provider customers who recycle working refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, or room AC units.  Participating providers:

  • Indiana Michigan Power
  • South Haven Public Works
  • Dowagiac Electric 

For more information email pickup@greenearth1.com or call 269-326-1232.
 

All Nations Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, September 7, 2013
Speaker: Dr. R. Clifford Jones, "Can These Bones Live?"

Submit Your Items to Agenda

Agenda is an online resource for campus announcements and news, community events, safety and other information, and more.  Anyone - staff, faculty, students, community members - are welcome to submit their items for inclusion in the regularly updated Agenda that is sent via email twice per week during the school year. 

How do you do this?

If you have an Andrews login, visit andrews.edu/agenda/submissions and log in, then fill out the form and click "submit."  Once it is approved (submissions are monitored on a continual basis throughout the day) it will become live on the website and included in the next email version of the newsletter.

If you are a community member without an Andrews login, we welcome your submissions to agenda@andrews.edu.  

Submissions should be received by noon on Tuesday or Thursday to be included in that day's email digest.  Submissions received after that time will still be included in the Agenda, but may not be included in the email.

PLEASE NOTE: The "date" field on the form is for the date you wish your item to be posted, not the date of your event.  

Questions: Email agenda@andrews.edu or call 269-471-3348.

Thank you for making Agenda an easy one-stop spot for Andrews University news and information.

Ryan Hayes to Speak at ChemSem

Thursday, September 5 at 4:30 pm
A-107 Halenz Hall
Andrews University

A new feature of every seminar moving forward is a 2-3 minute 'curiosity question' period BEFORE each presentation is given. This is an opportunity for students to come to each seminar with questions. You just might be called upon. Come prepared.

Thursday's seminar topic is:
Branched Polymers, Bright Water, & Burnt Tofu   

Our speaker is:
Ryan Hayes, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104.

Teachers are encouraged to announce this lecture in their classes and/or forward this email to their classes.

For non-Andrews faculty and students wishing to see the talk in the Chemistry Amphitheater:

Here are the directions to the chemistry dept:

Turn in at the J. N. Andrews Blvd. entrance.  Go pass the Security Gate House.  Make  right turn at the first intersection on to E Campus Circle Drive.   Then make a left turn   at the next intersection (E Campus Circle Drive). Make another left ontoAdministration Drive. The Science Complex is the bldg on your left.  The Chemistry Dept. is on the side of the Science Complex (4270 Administration Drive) opposite the Bookstore parking lot.  You can park in the bookstore parking lot or the one straight ahead.  My Office # is A-127 Halenz Hall .... on the lower  floor of the Science Complex.

After School Program

Berrien Springs High School has an after school program for its students each Monday - Thursday from 3:15 - 5:15.
Afterschool Rocks! offers tutoring and enrichment activities for its students.  We are looking for volunteers to help us in several capacities.  If you like working with teens, please contact Bonnie Chadderdon, Director, at bchadderdon@homeoftheshamrocks.org, or call her at the high school at 473-0556.

Village Church Worship Services

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, September 7, 2013
First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship - 11:20 a.m.
Sermon Title - "WHAT DO YOU SEEK?: Too tough to stomach"
Preacher -  Pastor Bruce Hayward

Niles Westside Church Service

Sept. 7 First Service: Pastor Darrell le Roux, speaker

Sermon Title: "Mission Possible"

Sept. 7 Second Service: Praise Service

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 GRant St. (at Fairview Ave.)
Niles, Mich.

nileswestside.org

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Children's Leadership Conference

Announcing the Lake Union "Children's Leadership Conference" on the campus of Andrews University, taking place in Chan Shun Hall, Sept 6–8, 2013.

Speakers include Ben Roy and Buddy Houghtaling from 3ABN, Don MacLafferty from www.indiscipleship.org, and Elder Davis, the LRC President. Just $39 for students (does not include meals), $89 for regular adults. Register at www.cye.org/events/clc. Seats are still available! 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Week In Pictures

New Student Vespers

Drawing new student orientation week to a close, Andrews University vespers leadership hosted the freshman vespers program in Pioneer Memorial Church. ... “The returning student leadership embraced the idea that this year will be unlike any other here at Andrews University,” says Jose Bourget, Andrews University chaplain.  “They truly believe that God will do a new thing.”

Read the full story here!

Sidewalk Sabbath School

Harbor of Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church invites you to an interest session for Sidewalk Sabbath School.  Join us in Buller Hall Student Lounge on the Berrien Springs campus of Andrews University at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8.  Come learn about cutting-edge urban children's evangelism!  

Berrien Springs After School Program

Berrien Springs High School has an after school program for its students each Monday - Thursday from 3:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Afterschool Rocks! offers tutoring and enrichment activities for its students.  We are looking for volunteers to help us in several capacities.  If you like working with teens, please contact Bonnie Chadderdon, Director, at bchadderdon@homeoftheshamrocks.org, or call her at the high school at 473-0556.

Polymers, Water & Tofu

Ask Dr. Hayes, what's cooking and he'd say 'polymers, water and tofu.' Want to know what else is on the menu?

Attend our first Fall 2013 lecture in the Andrews University Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series this coming Thursday, Sept. 5 at 4:30 p.m. As usual we meet in Halenz Hall, Room A-107.

A new feature of every seminar moving forward is a 2-3 minute 'curiosity question' period BEFORE each presentation is given. This is an opportunity for students to come to each seminar with questions. You just might be called upon. Come prepared.

Thursday's seminar topic is:
Branched Polymers, Bright Water, & Burnt Tofu   

Our speaker is:
Ryan Hayes, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Teachers are encouraged to announce this lecture in their classes and/or forward this email to their classes.

For non-Andrews faculty and students wishing to see the talk in the Chemistry Amphitheater:

Once you get to Andrews University, turn in at the J. N. Andrews Blvd. entrance.  Go pass the Security Gate House.  Make  right turn at the first intersection on to E Campus Circle Drive.   Then make a left turn   at the next intersection (E Campus Circle Drive). Make another left ontoAdministration Drive. The Science Complex is the bldg on your left.  The Chemistry Dept. is on the side of the Science Complex (4270 Administration Drive) opposite the Bookstore parking lot.  You can park in the bookstore parking lot or the one straight ahead.  My Office # is A-127 Halenz Hall .... on the lower floor of the Science Complex.

Youth Mission Trip to Honduras

YOUTH MISSION TRIP TO HONDURAS – Christmas Break (Dec. 12-23)

Why not give a special present - yourself- to others this Christmas!  December 12 - 23 a team of PMC Youth Missions volunteers will be going to the REACH orphanage in Honduras for a special day camp ministry for about 150 children in the community. Spaces are available if you are a young person (or young at heart) interested in service and missions.  Please contact  Glenn Russell (glenn@andrews.edu) right away for more information since airline ticket deadlines are just a few weeks away. Cost: Airfare plus $300 dollars. Sponsored by PMC Youth Missions. 

180 Symposium

October 15-17, 2013
All Day Event

Topic: Senior Youth/Young Adult Sabbath School Ministry in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Location: Center for Youth Evangelism, Theological Seminary, Andrews University.

The 180 Symposium is a think tank discussion on topics affecting youth and young adults. This discussion takes place among experienced people (administrators, academics, practitioners, etc.) from across the North American Division.

(This event is by invitation only. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Estepha Francisque at symposium@cye.org). 

Diabetes Seminar

Diabetes Seminar:  Are you at risk for Diabetes, Are you seeking to manage your Diabetes better, than consider the Wellspring Diabetes Program. It is a revolutionary community-based health education program which applies the most research in Lifestyle Medicine to the prevention and management of Diabetes.  Attend one of the following informational meetings to see if this seminar will meet your needs: Thursday, Sept 5 at 7 p.m. or Tuesday, Sept 10 at 7 p.m. Actual seminar begins Tues, Sept 24 and meets weekly. All meetings at the Dowagiac Seventh-day Adventist Church on 410 Hill St., Dowagiac, MI.  For more information contact Melody Wallace, RN, FCN at melody@dowagiacadventist.org or call 569-782-0457.

House for Sale

6 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home for sale.
Click here for more information.

Funeral Arrangements for Judy Chittick

Judy Chittick, wife of Tom Chittick (recently retired chair of the Department of Agriculture), passed to her rest Sunday evening, Sept. 1, after a brief battle with brain cancer.

Visitation will take place at Allred Funeral Home in Berrien Springs on Wednesday, Sept. 4, between 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Pioneer Memorial Church on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m., followed by interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Adventist Frontier Missions. Please remember the Chittick family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Changes in Parking Restrictions

Please note the following changes in parking restrictions on campus:

  • Lamson Hall parking lot (#27) and the campus center lot (#28) are now both designated as Faculty/Staff & Lamson residents only.
  • PMC parking lot is now restricted to no overnight parking.

Campus Safety will resume parking enforcement on Sept. 9, so please ensure your vehicle is registered and parked in appropriate areas only.

Attn: Students Who Drive Vehicles

If you have a vehicle on campus you will need to register it for the new school year even if it was registered in a prior year.  (Most faculty and staff will not need to worry about this; if you have questions, please contact Campus Safety.)  Safety officers will resume parking enforcement on Sept. 9 so please ensure your vehicle is registered prior to this date.

Friday, August 30, 2013

University Vespers

Come and join us for a time to Rest. Revive. Reconnect.

All are welcome—whether you are a freshman, returning student, faculty, staff or part of our community!

Featuring Kevin Wilson, AUSA religious vice president, and one of UV's worship bands. You will also get an opportunity to meet with our Andrews University Student Association leaders.

Following the vespers, there will be Friday Night Elements.

CREATION Health Leadership Training Seminar

Registration is about to close for the CREATION Health Leadership Training Seminar for Pasadena, California on September 9 & 10. Learn how to use God’s original plan for living life to the fullest to build relational bridges with your community and create opportunities for transformation through the eight universal principles of whole person health: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust in God, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook, and Nutrition. CREATION Health can be used as an outreach seminar or as a catalyst for transforming environments such as in the workplace or church. The CREATION Health Leadership Training Seminar is for anyone who wants to add more life to their years and more years to their life and wants to help others do the same as a certified CREATION Health trainer.

This is the only CREATION Health Leadership Training Seminar that Florida Hospital Mission Development is conducting on the west coast in 2013.

Click this registration link for more information:

http://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=137

Doctoral Defense

Doctoral Defense
Administration Building, Room 307
September 19, 2013, 9:30 a.m.

Abraham Guerrero will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD degree in the area of Missions.
Guerrero’s dissertation title is, “Structure and Mission Effectiveness: A Study Focused on Seventh-Day Adventist Mission to Unreached People Groups Between 1980 and 2010”.  Those wishing to attend must make their request by email, at prestesc@andrews.edu  no later than September 17.

Indiana Michigan Power Siren Testing

Indiana Michigan Power is conducting their annual maintenance on each of the 70 sirens during the weeks of 8/26, 9/2 and 9/9.  

Each siren will be tested individually.  I&M personnel will visit each siren location and test it for approximately 30 seconds.  Testing will be conducted between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

I&M will suspend any testing during severe weather to avoid confusion.  As always, in the event of a real emergency, all sirens would sound continuously for three minutes and you should tune in to your local TV or radio station.

AICER Symposium


AICER is inviting students and faculty to attend Dr. Christon Arthur’s presentation on September 3, 2013 at 5:30pm  in Buller Hall, Student Lounge. Dr. Arthur servers as the Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

His  presentation is entitled , “Graduate Students’ Advocacy, ”  and the abstract follows:

Advocacy may be defined as the act or process of supporting or promoting a cause. Therefore, in the context of graduate education, advocacy may be defined as the act of supporting or promoting the cause of graduate students. In its truest form, graduate education is a collaborative experience between a student and the faculty. By its very nature, this collaborative experience creates a power differential between student and faculty – the faculty is powerful and the graduate student is powerless. The faculty is the expert and the graduate student is the novice. The faculty has the institutional culture on their side the student has to learn that culture. How does a graduate student navigate this landscape? Is advocacy a legitimate expectation of the graduate student? Who is responsible for advocating for graduate students? Where do graduate students go for conflict resolution? This AICER Symposium attempts to address these pressing issues. Participants are encouraged to bring real-life challenges faced by graduate students to the discussion.


Online participants need to login as 'Guest" at https://andrews.adobeconnect.com/_a877709416/research/   or  http://www.andrews.edu/sed/aicer/researchwebinars/ whether or not they are registered Andrews students.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

N2N Volunteers

Neighbor to Neighbor is looking for 10 new volunteers to assist with some specific tasks. For more information contact Laura Meyer or Lucy Randall at 269-471-7411.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

University Convocation

The entire campus community is invited to attend University Convocation on Thursday, August 29, at 10:30 a.m. in Pioneer Memorial Church. Please note that 10:30 a.m. classes will be cancelled. Live streaming will also be available for those unable to attend. Immediately following the service, enjoy refreshments and fellowship on the Campus Green.

Co-curricular Calendars will be available for all registered undergraduate students and the Handbook/Student Planner will be distributed to all registered students. Also available will be the student produced Envision magazine, compliments of AUSA and the Department of Communication.

 

Lamson Health Club Closed Labor Day Weekend

Lamson Health Club will be closed on Sunday and Monday, September 1 & 2, for the Labor Day weekend.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Week In Pictures

Siren Testing in Bridgman

Cook Nuclear Plant will begin testing each of their sirens individually on Monday, Sept. 2. WSJM reports that there are 70 sirens placed up to 10 miles from the plant. The sirens will sound between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The testing process will take until Sept. 13.

DivorceCare Support Group

Has your marriage and family dreams been shattered by separation and/or divorce?  Join others who have similar experience to find healing and hope. A 13-week seminar meeting Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room of the Village SDA Church.  635 St. Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs.  Fall session begins Sept. 10, 2013. Call 269.471.9975 for information or to register.

GriefShare Support Group

Have you lost a loved one because of death and need support?  Join others who understand and care on Sunday evenings for 13 weeks at 6-8 p.m. in the Fireside Room at the Village SDA Church.  Fall session begins Sept. 8, 2013. Call 269.471.7795 for information and to register.

Student Injured in Accident

Returning student Aleksey Korenichenko was in a serious car accident on his way back for fall semester. His injuries dictate that he take this semester off.  Please remember him and his family as he goes through the healing process. 

Group Personal Training

CHANGE YOUR BODY GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING starts a new session on Thursday, Sept. 5,  at 6 p.m., 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 months you will build strong core, increase flexibility and balance.

The class meets three times a week (Sunday at 9 a.m., Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Thursday  at 6 p.m.). Andrews employees will be reimbursed up to 50 percent for the cost of the program. If you are interested in joining, please call the Lamson Health Club at 269-471-3449 or e-mail anna@changingyourbody.com

 

Actors Needed for Daniel Story

FFIC is searching for a few more core actors, including dynamic twins that can act and possibly sing, for the Camporee Nightime Daniel Story.

If you are interested, please see the qualifications below, and upload your audition video to ACT- www.adventistchristiantheater.com by Oct. 1, 2013. There are monologues and auditions on the ACT website.

  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Have a living faith relationship with Jesus.
  • Have experience in acting in plays and skits.
  • Be available July 20 - Aug. 17, 2014
  • Must provide your own transportation to Andrews University on July 20, and from Oshkosh on Aug. 17, 2014.

For more information email Betty Whitehead, Artistic Director for FFICamporee.

Pathfinder Orchestra Auditions Open

Be a part of the 150 member Camporee Orchestra for Sabbath Morning, Aug. 16, 2014.

Musicians ages 9 to 19 may audition by video with a selected piece of music chosen from the Camporee Orchestra Music  on the FFIC Website.

Once you have uploaded your video to YouTube or Vimeo, please fill out the online application form on the FFIC Website.

There are only 150 orchestra spots available. Orchestra members will be announced Jan. 1, 2014, in the FFIC Newsletter.

For more information, contact Randy Griffin, Nighttime Activity Director.

Village Church Worship Services

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, August 31, 2013
First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship - 11:20 a.m.
Sermon Title - "WHAT DO YOU SEEK?: Healing Waters, Healing Words"
Preacher -  Pastor Bruce Hayward

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

Adventist Retirees of Michiana Meeting

Adventist Retirees of Michiana will meet on September 15 to hear news from
the "Good News Farm" at Great Lakes Adventist Academy. Aimee Smith, the
Manager, will show pictures and interesting news on this venture which produces
quality food and work for students. If you are retired don't miss this and the good
potluck and the fellowship at 1 pm on the 15th at the Village Church Family Center.
 

Pre-Purchase Your 2013-2014 Cardinal Yearbook!

This year's Cardinal Yearbook costs $30.00 and may be charged to student accounts!

To reserve your copy visit the Office of Student Life and ask for the Cardinal signup sheet, OR you can sign up when you get your photo taken for the CAST in the Student Center under the stairs to Dining Services.

Wanna contribute to the yearbook and get published?? Use #AUCardinal14 in your Tweets, Facebook posts, and Instagrams and your content may be featured in the 2013-2014 Cardinal!

Have a story, quote, or large photo you'd like in the yearbook? Send it to AUSA.Cardinal@gmail.com

Funeral Arrangements for Nancy Miller

Nancy Miller, administrative assistant for the Department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum in the School of Education, died on Friday, August 23, after a short battle with cancer. She had worked at Andrews University since 1986.

Viewing is at Allred’s Funeral Home on Thursday, August 29, from 6–8 p.m. Her funeral service will take place on Friday, August 30, at 1 p.m. at the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church. Please remember her son, Zachary, and extended family members during this difficult time.

Death of Joyce Augsburger

Joyce Pammel Augsburger, 93, of Berrien Springs, died at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Mich., on August 25, 2013, after a heart attack three days before. Joyce was the wife of Daniel Augsburger, long-time faculty member at Andrews University. A memorial service is scheduled for Sabbath, Oct. 12, 4 p.m., at the PMC Youth Chapel. Memorials may be given to Your Story Hour. Allred Funeral Home in Berrien Springs is entrusted with arrangements, and online messages may be left at www.allredfuneralhome.com.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Library Closed for Convocation

James White Library will close for the University Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10:15 am.  We will reopen shortly after its conclusion.

Friday, August 23, 2013

New Astronomy Class This Fall

Observational Astronomy is a 1-credit, lab-only class that will provide an opportunity for astronomers of all skill levels to access the Andrews University observatory as well as large international telescopes, and more.  Read the full story for more!

Students Building Tesla Coil

Faculty in the Department of Physics are overseeing a group of three students building a six-foot Tesla coil.  Read the full story for more!

Week in Pictures

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Library Top Floor Access Changed

Due to recarpeting at James White Library, access to the top floor will be rerouted. Starting Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 8 a.m. and going through Monday, Aug. 26, neither the elevator or the main stairway will be available.   However, both the top floor and the media center can be reached through alternate stairwells.  Library personnel can direct patrons to the stairwells if needed.

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, the top floor stacks and main floor stacks will be unavailable  due to book moving.  If you need materials from these areas, please ask for assistance at the main circulation desk.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Eau Claire Pathfinder Fundraiser

Critter Carnival Fundraiser
Sunday, September 1, 2013
2–6 p.m.
Eau Claire SDA Church

Come join the free (donations accepted) Critter Carnival and have a wonderful time with your family and friends on Sunday, Sept. 1, from 2 to 6 .m. at the Eau Claire SDA Church, 6562 Naomi Road, Eau Claire Mich.

Food will be available for purchase, but all the games will be free, including tug-a-war, wheelbarrow racing, water balloon shootout, obstacle course, can you score a soccer goal, ping pong ball toss, put your friend in jail, first aid relay, donut hang and much more.

The Eau Claire Critters Pathfinder Club is planning to attend the International Pathfinder camporee in Oshkosh, Wis. next summer. To this end, we are raising funds through the Critter Carnival with a corn roast, bake sale, live auction, and lots of fun and games for all ages. You can support the Pathfinders by coming with an appetite, bringing money for donations, and bringing your friends!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Benefit Concert

'What If I Give All?' benefit concert for Honduran missions is on Friday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m.  Andrews University graduate, Naomi Jackson, will be in concert with Jose Suazo at the Michiana Fil-Am SDA Church at 8454 Kephart Lane in Berrien Springs.  Come hear these musical missionaries sing and share stories from the mission field.

Week in Pictures

Flag Lowering Notifications

Occasionally the governor will order U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff throughout Michigan and on Michigan waters in honor of fallen Michigan servicemen and servicewomen. Sign up here to receive notifications of flag lowering orders.  Stay informed and know whom we're honoring when flags are lowered on campus.

 

Signup Link: http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,1607,7-277-28502---,00.html

Parking Stickers to Expire

The Office of Campus Safety reminds you that campus parking stickers expire Aug. 31 and will need to be replaced with 2013-14 stickers.  All returning students will need to get new stickers and new arrivals will need to register their vehicles to get their stickers.  Please note that an expired sticker will result in a parking citation.

The Office of Campus Safety is located at 4355 International Court, near the intersection at Garland  Ave.  If you have questions, please contact them at ext. 3321 or email them at safety@andrews.edu.

 

Military Honors Funeral Service on Campus

On Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. a memorial service for John Weekly, a veteran of the Armed Forces, will be held at Pioneer Memorial Church. John will be receiving full military honors at the service, which will include a 21 gun salute. The 21 gun salute will consist of 7 individuals firing 3 rounds each. The rounds are blanks so they will only make a sound, no projectile. The Berrien Springs American Legion will be conducting the military honors portion of the service. The salute is expected to happen around 4 p.m. and will be located on the East side of PMC, somewhere between the steps and the flag pole.

If you have any questions prior to this event, please contact Ben Panigot, captain and assistant director of campus safety, at 269-471-6692 or panigot@andrews.edu.
 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Niles Westside Adventist Church Service

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m. (two services)

August 17: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sketching and Design Class for Kids!

Sketching and Design: Architecture and Art
Associate Professor, Mark Moreno
Room 109 Architecture Building at Andrews University
Elementary grades 4th, 5th and 6th    9:00-10:00am
Fridays Aug 30-Nov 22 

This course will explore and develop skills in sketch/drawing Architecture and Art.
We will use a variety of drawing materials and drawing utensils.  All materials will be provided, including, sketch books, paper pens, chalk, pencils, sharpeners etc.

Classes will be held inside the School of Architecture and outside on campus, weather permitting.
One class, late in the semester will be held at a location off campus.  Location to be determined. 



Sketching and Design: Architecture and Art
Associate Professor, Mark Moreno
Room 109 Architecture Building at Andrews University
Middle school grades   7th, 8th and 9th  10:30-noon
Fridays, Aug 30-Nov 22 

This course will explore and develop skills in sketch/drawing Architecture and Art.
We will use a variety of drawing materials and drawing utensils. (All materials will be provided, including, sketch books, paper pens, chalk, pencils, sharpeners etc.
Classes will be held inside the School of Architecture and outside on campus, weather permitting.
One class, late in the semester will be held at a location off campus.  Location to be determined. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

EGGROLL FUNDRAISER

EGGROLL  FUNDRAISER

Please support our Frozen Eggroll Fundraiser and help make it possible for children of our Andrews and wider community to be able to take advantage of the reading & language services provided at Andrews University Center for Reading, Learning and Assessment (UCRLA).

Monies from this fundraiser will be used to offer scholarships and/or discounts to children who really need help in the area of reading.
 
• For a your $35 contribution you get a box of 40 Uncooked Eggrolls
• Orders can be placed up to August 23, 2013
• For more information or to order, please email  alopez@andrews.edu/esavory@andrews.edu   or call 269-471-3480
• Eggrolls will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 between 2:00-6:00 pm
• Payment must be made when you place an order

Thank you for your support of this venture

Evelyn P. Savory
Assistant

 

Cruise With A Mission 2013

Cruise with a Mission still has space for you to join them September 15-22 in Alaska!  The 2013 presenter is Elden Ramirez who currently is the Director of Volunteer Ministries for the North American Division. Alaska mission projects include painting, landscaping, installing insulation in walls, teaching children about anti-bullying, and more! For additional information and online registration, visit www.cruisewithamission.org.

Camera Club in Berrien Springs

 The Berrien Springs Camera Club will open its new season on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Community Library at Cass and Union. The club’s season runs from September through June each year, with programs alternating between an informative presentation about some aspect of photography, and a competition open to members.
                The September meeting will be about improving our photography and clarifying policies governing the club’s competitions. Members Tom and Suzanne McDonough will review these and update members on a few changes. Members are also invited to submit up to three digital images, taken this summer, for projection and critique. The critiquing will be a group activity by the other members, nonjudgmental but thinking outloud how each picture might be improved. Anyone who plans to join the club that evening may submit their three images, in jpg format not larger than 1024 x 768, to BerrienSpringsCC@gmail.com.
                Programs for November, January, and March will be announced in later articles, but probably will include a presentation on Photoshop and some that showcase the work of good digital photographers.
                In competition months members can submit up to 10 digitally projected images and up to 10 prints (mounted, at least 5" x 7") for judging. Awards are given for the top projected images and prints. Acceptable topics always include Nature (nothing domesticated or showing evidence of mankind), Portraits, and Open (anything), plus two special topics each month. The special topics for each competition month this year are:
                Oct. 2: Action; Cracks and Crevices
                Dec. 4: Graffiti; Street Art
                Feb. 5: Patterns; Shadows
                Apr. 2: Sky and Things in It; Vents, Grates, and Manhole Utility Covers
                The May 7 meeting is for final judging of the year's acceptances, when 3 judges will select the top 10 projected images and prints of the year, and the June 4 end-of-season meeting will include a potluck meal at 6:30 and a show from the year's acceptances.
                Club officers this year are:
                President–Cheryl Thomas
                Vice President–Shelly Martinez
                Treasurer–Rob Shellhamer
                Coordinator for Judges, Programs, and SWMCCC affiliation–Jim Lynch
                Publicity–Madeline Johnston
                Digital Projection–Suzanne Anderson and Tom McDonough
                Webmaster—Tim King

                The public is welcome to attend and enjoy the competitions. To submit pictures, one must be a member. Other activities are being planned for members, such as outings, exhibits, and publication. Annual membership fees are $5 for students, $15 for other individuals, or $20 per family. Refreshments are served at each meeting.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Week in Pictures

Pathfinder Registration

A new Pathfinder year is right around the corner and we are planning many fun new things for Pathfinders this year! New honors, campouts, reduced registration fees, completely different club routine, game nights, new leadership opportunities for TLT s, awards, trips, and the list goes on. This year is also the preparation year for Oshkosh and everyone in the club will receive special items for the Camporee! Pathfinders will be taking place on Wednesday nights this year from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Registration is Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Pathfinder Building. Pathfinders is for everyone in grades 5-12. Come, stay, and grow with us! For any questions please call Jonathan Burt at 269.815.0178 or email evergreenpathfinders@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Edwin F. Buck

Edwin F. Buck, Jr., 92, passed away on August 5, 2013, at Woodland Terrace of Longmeadow, Niles, Mich., after several years of declining health.  A person of many interests, his priorities were his teaching and students, airplanes and flying, photography, the church, and family and friends.  Buck received a bachelor’s degree in theology and a master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Andrews University.  A private graveside service is planned.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

State of the University Address 2013

Facuty and staff are invited to come together for the 2013 State of the University Address on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 4:30 p.m. in Newbold Auditorium in Buller Hall. Presentations will be made by Niels-Erik Andreasen, president, Andrea Luxton, provost, and Dan Agnetta, director of Human Resources. Reception to follow.

Textbook Ordering Information

Over the summer, the Andrews University Bookstore transferred to the management of Tree of Life Bookstores, a Christian organization serving many universities nationwide. The new management offers expanded purchase and rental options for the textbooks you need, including a wider library of electronic textbooks. The Bookstore is open Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Under the bookstore’s new management, books for on-campus and distance classes can be found at one URL: andrews.edu/bookstore. Once on that page, you can then choose the appropriate course designation.

To search for textbooks for your class, you’ll need to choose first the department and then the class code. We’ve included a handy department code list in this email for easy reference. So if you’re looking for a psychology class, you’ll need to first select “BHSC” (Department of Behavioral Sciences) from the “Department” drop-down menu. Then select “PSYC” from the “Class” drop-down menu.

ACEF—Accounting, Economics & Finance

  • ACCT (Accounting)
  • ECON (Economics)
  • FNCE (Finance)

AGRI—Agriculture

  • AGRI (Agriculture)
  • ANSI (Animal Science)
  • HORT (Horticulture)

ARCH—Architecture

  • ARCH (Architecture)
  • INT (Interior Design)

AVIA—Aviation

  • AFLT (Aviation Flight)
  • AVIA (Aviation)
  • AVMT (Aviation Maintenance)

BHSC—Behavioral Science

  • ANTH (Anthropology)
  • BHSC (Behavioral Science)
  • CIDS (Community & International Development)
  • FMST (Family Studies)
  • GEOG (Geography)
  • PSYC (Psychology)
  • SOCI (Sociology)

BIO—Biology

CHE—Chemistry

CHIS—Church History

CHMN—Church Ministry

COMM—Communication

  • COMM (Communication)
  • JOUR (Journalism)
  • PREL (Public Relations)

DSRE—Discipleship & Religious Education

ENCS—Engineering & Computer Science

  • CPTR (Computing)
  • ENGR (Engineering)

ENGL—English

  • ENGL (English)
  • ENSL (English as a Second Language)

GPC—Graduate Psychology & Counseling

  • EDRM (Educational Psychology: Research Emphasis)
  • GDPC (General Educational Counseling & Psychology)
  • SPED (Special Education)

GSEM—General Seminary

HIST—History

  • HIST (History)
  • PLSC (Political Science)

HONS—Honors

INLS—International Languages

  • FREN (French)
  • GRMN (German)
  • ITLN (Italian)
  • PORT (Portuguese)
  • SPAN (Spanish)

LAIS—Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly known as General Studies)

  • GNST (General Studies)
  • IDSC (Interdisciplinary Studies)

LEAD—Leadership

  • EDUC (Educational Leadership–Graduate)
  • LEAD (Leadership)

MATH—Mathematics

  • MATH (Mathematics)
  • STAT (Statistics)

MLSC—Medical Laboratory Sciences

MMIS—Management, Marketing & Information Systems

  • BSAD (Business & Administration)
  • INFS (Information Systems)
  • MKTG (Marketing)

MUS—Music

  • MUCT (Conducting)
  • MUED (Music Education)
  • MUHL (Music History)
  • MUPF (Music Performance)

NRSG—Nursing

NTST—New Testament

OTST—Old Testament

PBHL—Public Health & Wellness

  • FDNT (Dietetics & Nutrition)
  • FTES (Fitness & Exercise Studies)
  • HLED (Health Education)
  • PBHL (Public Health & Wellness)

PHTH—Physical Therapy

RELB—Religion & Biblical Languages

  • BIBL (Biblical Languages)
  • RELB (Religion–Biblical Studies)
  • RELG (Religion–General)
  • RELH (Religion–History)
  • RELP (Religion–Professional & Applied Studies)
  • RELT (Religion–Theology)

SOWK—Social Work

SPPA—Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

THCP—Theology & Christian Philosophy

  • THST (Theology & History)

TLC—Teaching, Learning & Curriculum

  • EDCI (Curriculum)
  • EDTE (Teaching–Graduate)

VART—Visual Art & Design

  • ART (Art)
  • ARTH (Art History)
  • DSGN (Design)
  • FILM (Documentary Film)
  • PHTO (Photography)

WMIS—World Mission

  • MSSN (Mission)

Your textbooks will be available for pickup at the bookstore at the beginning of the semester. Thank you for your patience during this time of transition.

For questions regarding the on-site campus bookstore, contact Cheryl Kean, director, at 269-471-3288 or kean@andrews.edu.

For questions regarding books for distance education, contact Cindy Swanson at 269-471-6095 or sdebookstore@andrews.edu.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Faculty & Staff: Introduce Yourself to New Students & Parents

There will soon be a multitude of new faces here at Andrews University. Along with the chores of getting settled in, new students will be looking for information about campus services and majors offered on campus. This is a golden opportunity to introduce these young adults to what your departments have to offer.

New Student Packets. The Student Life office is in the process of putting together New Student Packets for both graduate and undergraduate students. If you have any fliers, coupons, brochures or pamphlets that you wish to include please submit them to the Student Life office by Friday noon, August 9. If you wish to include your item(s) in both graduate and undergraduate packets, please bring 700 copies to our office. If you wish to communicate only with undergraduates, we ask for only 500 copies of anything you wish to have included.

Your opportunity to introduce yourselves and your services to new students doesn’t end there!

New Student/Parent Ice Cream Connection Event. On Sunday evening, August 18, from 6–8 p.m., we will be hosting a Campus Services and Academic Departments Ice Cream Feed Fair in front of the Campus Center.Please note: this event replaces the old Nacho Libre event. Our goal is to have you available to meet parents before they leave on Monday noon. We invite you to sponsor a booth at this festive event where there will be ample opportunity to talk with new students and parents about their needs and how your departments can help.

Student Life will supply the ice cream and bowls, and we ask each department to supply a unique topping (approximately 50 servings) to smother the ice cream with! We are looking for different toppings, anything from hot fudge to mangos! When your department decides which topping you want to contribute, please email or call us at 269-471-3615 to confirm that your choice is still available.

Both of these are great opportunities to introduce yourselves and your services to new students.
We hope to hear from you soon!

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for the Berrien County SDA Churches Health Tent at the Youth Fair, Aug 12-17.

Go to www.thehealthtent.org and click on volunteers to sign up. We especially need people to assist in the spiritual health area, kids’ activities, health counseling, etc.
Also am looking for a few strong men with pickup trucks and trailers to move equipment to the tent site on Friday, Aug 9. 

Please contact melody.district9healthtent@gmail.com

Friday, August 2, 2013

Week in Pictures

Bookstore Website

We now have two websites, one for Tree of Life and one for MBS Distance. In an effort to avoid confusion and keep things as simple as possible, we are using one URL for all bookstore needs: andrews.edu/bookstore. Once they are on that page, users can then choose whether they are on the main campus or enrolled in distance education to be directed to the appropriate site.

Whenever sharing/advertising the bookstore online, please use andrews.edu/bookstore. It's an easy way for us to educate people about the two bookstores while avoiding any possible confusion.

For questions regarding the on-site campus bookstore, contact Cheryl Kean, director, at 269-471-3288 or kean@andrews.edu.

For questions regarding books for distance education, contact Cindy Swanson at 269-471-6095 or sdebookstore@andrews.edu.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Barn Conference

On August 18-20, 1848, exactly 165 years ago, the Pioneers of our movement held their first barn conference in David Arnold’s barn in Volney, New York. The Buchanan Seventh-day Adventist Church invites you to join us at our Barn Conference, August 23 and 24, as we relive the Pioneer experience and recall “the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.”

Our speaker will be Dr. Merlin D. Burt, founding director of the integrated Center for Adventist Research at Andrews University. The topic Friday evening will be “The Everlasting Gospel”; Sabbath morning Sabbath School, “Organizing for Mission” (children’s Sabbath School available for ages 3-12); Church Service, “A Living Faith”; Sabbath afternoon, “Advent Hymns and Stories.” Lunch on Sabbath will be provided. Period clothing is encouraged.

Bus shuttle will be used from the church parking lot to the barn;  reservations are required. For more information and to reserve a seat, call 269-471-4724 by August 16. If you are unable to attend, please be sure to call and cancel your reservation ASAP.

Office of Account Payable Closures

Financial Administration has declared a closure of the Office of Accounts Payable from Monday, August 5, through Friday, August 16. This means that only a limited number of expenditures will be paid during this period. If  you need a check issued prior to this closure, the completed form with supporting documentation must be submitted to Accounts Payable by close of business (5 p.m.) on Thursday, August 1.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Intersession Hours for Library

James White Library operates on intersession hours Aug. 4-18. The library will be closed to all patrons Graduation Sunday, August 4.

Intersession hours are as follows:

Sunday:                  Closed
Mon-Thurs              1-7 pm
Friday                     10 am- 1 pm

Beginning Thursday, August 1, the children’s collection and the general reading collection located on the top floor of the library will be unavailable until further notice due to recarpeting.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Lodging Discount for Parents of Dorm Students

Are you the parent of a student currently living in one of the Andrews University residence halls? If so, then you are eligible for a 25% discount on any stay in an on-campus guestroom.

To reserve a guestroom, please contact our Guest Services desk at 269-471-3360 or email lodging@andrews.edu. Be sure to mention the "Parent Discount" and have the ID number of your child ready to confirm that they are a current resident.

*Discount only applies to rooms reserved by parents or legal guardians of current dorm residents. Discount will not be available during any time that your child is not living in a residence hall on campus (summer months, semesters off, etc.).

100th Birthday Reception for Betty Garber

August 11, 2013
2 p.m.
Chan Shun Hall


The family of Betty Garber invites her University friends and acquaintances to join her for a video presentation chronicling her life followed by a reception honoring her 100th birthday beginning at 2 p.m. in Chan Shun Hall on Sunday, August 11.   

Betty has been associated with Andrews University for more than 60 years as a Berrien Springs resident, the wife of a University administrator, and through her support of students attending the University by providing both funds and housing. Her late husband, V.E. Garber, served as the chief financial officer at Andrews University from 1953 to 1976. Betty and her husband graduated from Andrews in 1935, as well as her two sons, Jim and Bill, who will be hosting the reception.

Personal greetings by card are welcome at:
P.O. Box 750755
Dayton OH 45475

Friday, July 26, 2013

Week in Pictures

Faculty & Staff: Freshman Orientation

August 19–23 is Freshmen Orientation week. Our goal is to make the students familiar and comfortable in their new environment and introduce them to the staff and faculty of Andrews University.

We would like to begin a new tradition this year and on Friday, August 23, we will host a BBQ supper on campus for willing faculty and staff to join a mentor group for supper followed by vespers. This interaction with faculty/staff has been a much-appreciated event by our new students over the years, thanks to the hospitality of many. We are hoping that this tradition can continue in this new venue.

While we are not asking for your home and food this year we are asking for a few things. Our focus this year for our new students is to make their first 100 days here on our campus a wonderful and unique experience. We would like faculty/staff mentors to give us 5 hours in the fall semester to join your mentor group in checking in and being available to the students during a set time:

  • 2 hours for the Freshman BBQ
  • 1 hour at the 30-day mark
  • 1 hour at the 65-day mark
  • 1 hour at the 100-day mark.

These specific days fall into the Tuesday Choice time slots already carved into each student's schedule, and we will provide locations and refreshments; group leaders will facilitate each group. On the 100-day mark we will have a special celebration in the Howard, again to recognize the successful completion of the first 100 days of this new year.

We are hoping for 22 faculty and staff members to be mentors for 22 New Student Mentor Groups.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Student Activities office at 269-471-3615 or by email at cnelson@andrews.edu by Friday, August 9. Thank you!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

End of Year Assessments

Do you need help with end-of-year assessment activities? The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is ready to help you:

  • aggregate assessment results
  • edit outcomes or measures
  • record assessment findings
  • create action plans
  • navigate WEAVEonline

Small group sessions will be offered in the Geraty Room, Bell Hall, at the following times:

Thursday, August 8, 10am-12noon
Wednesday, August 14, 2pm-4pm

Small group sessions will be offered in the Room 250, Buller Hall, at the following times:

Tuesday, August 13, 2:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, August 14, 10:00am-12noon

Individual sessions also available on request.  Contact Laura at ext. 3308, or assessment@andrews.edu.
 

Fall Fellowship 2013

Staff and faculty are invited for a time of spiritual refreshment and fellowship at this year's Fall Fellowship, August 16-17.  Come worship, reflect and fellowship with friends old and new.  

Vespers: Leonard Sweet, "The 10 Commandments of Enchantment Learning"
Friday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

Worship: Dwight K. Nelson, "I Will Do A New Thing–Again"
Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11:45 a.m.
Pioneer Memorial Church

A full schedule can be found online.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Digital Learning and Instructional Technology Department Expanding

School of Distance Education
Department of Digital Learning and Instructional Technology

The Digital Learning and Instructional Technology (DLiT) Department in the School of Distance Education is expanding! Samuel Villamizar joined our support team on June 17, 2013. Previously he served as Technology Director for Village Adventist Elementary School, where he was responsible for the school’s computers and network, teacher training, website support, and videoconferencing services. We are pleased to have the additional technical support he will provide.

Samuel will be providing additional technical Moodle support as the Learning Systems Administrator. Marsha Beal’s title has changed to Instructional Designer, and she will be focusing on instructional technology for on-campus courses as well as online course design. She will also continue to do Moodle training for faculty as well as other instructional technology training. Janine Lim will continue supporting Andrews University online programs as well as coordinating the Consortium of Adventist Colleges and Universities.

Pick Up Your Parking Permit Now

The 2013–2014 year parking permits are in!

To avoid the “rush” of new and returning students in August, pick up your permit today. In order to register your vehicle Campus Safety needs to see your current proof of car insurance, state registration, and driver’s license.

Campus Safety is open Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.-–5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Academic Assessment Help Available

Do you need help with end-of-year assessment activities? The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is ready to help you:

  • aggregate assessment results
  • edit outcomes or measures
  • record assessment findings
  • create action plans
  • navigate WEAVEonline

Small group sessions will be offered in Bell Hall, Geraty Room, at the following times:
Thursday, August 8, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Wednesday, August 14, 2–4 p.m.

Small group sessions will be offered in Buller Hall 250 at the following times:
Tuesday, August 13, 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, August 14, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Individual sessions also available on request. Contact Laura at 269-471-3308, or assessment@andrews.edu

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