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Agenda Submission Deadlines

The Agenda reminder email is sent to all Andrews students, staff and faculty, as well as a substantial list of off-campus individuals interested in the happenings at Andrews University, every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon during the regular school year (Thursdays only during breaks).

To ensure that your submission is live on the Agenda webpage when the reminder emails go out, and to increase your chances of being included in the reminder email, please be sure to have your item submitted no later than noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays for that day's email.

If you have questions please email agenda@andrews.edu or call Becky St. Clair at 269-605-3438. 

Category: Campus Announcements

Friday, September 19, 2014

Vocal Health Seminar

Vocal Health Specialist and author of The Owner's Manual to the Voice: A Guide for Singers and Other Professional Voice Users, Dr. Rachael Gates will present a lecture “Owning Your Voice” on September 19, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. in Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall. Hear vocal myths debunked, explore diet and lifestyle choices to improve performance, understand common voice pathologies, and discover ways to optimize your speaking voice. For actors, singers, speech-language pathologists and anyone who has wondered where your voice goes when you lose it!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Graduate Violin Recital-Jenny Rivera

Jenny Rivera will present a Graduate Violin Recital on Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.  There is no charge and all are welcome.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What is happening today?

Friday, August 29, 2014

Dr. Ostrander's Retirement Celebration

The faculty and staff of the TLC Department would like to invite you to attend the retirement celebration of Dr. Raymond J. Ostrander.  The celebration will be on September 4 from 3-5 p.m. in the lobby of Chan Shun.

Afterschool Rocks! at Berrien Springs High School

Afterschool Rocks! at Berrien Springs High School

Berrien Springs High School is looking for volunteers for their Afterschool Rocks! program that supports youth academically, socially, and emotionally. Tutors in all subject areas are needed.  If you have a skill or hobby you would like to share with teens, we invite you to come and teach it.  We start September 15, and we serve students in grades 9 - 12.  Help us change lives!  For more information, contact Director Bonnie Chadderdon at bchadderdon@homeoftheshamrocks.org or call her at 269-473-0556.

All Nations SDA Service for August 30, 2014

All Nations SDA Church Service, August 30, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Gorden R. Doss

Sermon Title: "A Church With Mission Focus"

S.M.A.R.T Tutor Program

A child in poverty who cannot read on grade level by 3rd grade is 13 times less likely to graduate than a proficient, wealthier peer.  The Catch a Dream Foundation's S.M.A.R.T Tutor Program for the Benton Harbor Area Schools is recruiting tutors for their fall session to help the students of Benton Harbor become proficient. The tutors spend 1 hour once a week in an 8 week session with their student.  The students who are being tutored are in grades 1st through 8th grade.  Tutors have their choice of grade level and time between teh hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Tutoring is done in reading and math.  for more information and to register go to http://bhas.org/domain/77.  If you have questions contact Meredith Sgambelluri at (269) 605-2801 or Meredit.Sgambelluri@bhas.org.  The first session will begin Monday, September 29.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Andrews Electronics Recycling Day

Andrews University, in partnership with Green Earth Electronics Recycling, will hold its biannual electronics recycling event on Wednesday, September 10, from 3–7 p.m. Community members, businesses and residents from surrounding communities are encouraged to recycle their unwanted electronic items at the Andrews University Transportation building.

Accepted items include computers, laptops, smart phones, monitors, TVs, telephones, cameras, DVD players, cords/cables, printers, toner cartridges, cell phones, refrigerators, air conditioners, appliances and any other electronic items or items with a cord. A hazardous waste fee will be collected for CRT monitors ($5) and tube TVs ($10). All other items are recycled free of charge. All hard drives are wiped to Department of Defense specifications or shredded.

All businesses are encouraged to preregister by emailing pickup@greenearth1.com or calling 269-326-1232.

Green Earth Electronics Recycling, headquartered in St. Joseph, Mich., is a company whose focus is to keep unwanted electronics out of the landfill by using the best practices in information destruction and recycling. They are registered as a recycler with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Their services include corporate and institutional pickups as well as community drop-off events. For more information please visit www.GreenEarth1.com or email pickup@GreenEarth1.com. 

All Andrews University equipment MUST be processed by ITS prior to the event. Contact ITS for pickup. Any personal items to be turned in must be held until the event and brought to the Transportation garage between 3 and 7 pm.

How Does Your Garden Roll?

Debra Batson knows what she likes.

"I like everything fresh," she said on Wednesday as she bought green tomatoes, bell peppers, cabbage and other produce from the mobile farm market operated by Andrews University and Be Healthy Berrien.
But Batson uses a wheelchair, and it's difficult for her to get to a grocery store. Having the mobile market make a weekly stop at Red Bud Ministries at 708 Red Bud Trail in Buchanan, across the street from her home, has been a godsend.

"I'm one of their best customers," Batson said.

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New Life Services

New Life weekly Sabbath services begin on August 30, 2014. We look forward to you joining us in the Seminary Chapel starting at 11:45 a.m. All services will begin at 11:45 a.m. 

Week in Pictures

Dining Services Labor Day Hours

LABOR DAY WEEKEND HOURS
for
DINING SERVICES

 

SUNDAY - August 31st

Terrace Café                       11:30am - 1:30pm
                                                           5pm - 6pm
Gazebo                                             9am - 8pm
Office                                                       Closed

MONDAY - September 1st

Terrace Café                       11:30am - 1:30pm
                                                            5pm - 6pm
Gazebo                                              9am - 7pm
Office                                                         Closed

 

Have a great weekend!

Andrews Hosts Pathfinder Day

On Sunday, August 10, more than 100 Andrews University volunteers welcomed over 700 Pathfinders onto campus. The first-ever Pathfinder Day, coordinated by Rebecca May, community relations coordinator, Shelly Erhard, director of student visits, and Brittany Felder, student visits coordinator, introduced attendees to the University, some for the first time, and many of the great things it has to offer. Representatives from 29 states, as well as from England, Papua New Guinea, Brazil and the British Virgin Islands, were among the groups who came as a precursor to their arrival at the Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, which began two days later.

“About a year ago several areas on campus started receiving inquiries from Pathfinder groups who wanted to stop by on their way to Oshkosh this summer,” says May. “While we wanted to provide that opportunity, we also knew it would be impossible to accommodate multiple groups coming to campus over the course of a couple of weeks at that time of the year.”

At the same time as Pathfinders would be making the trek to Wisconsin, Andrews had summer graduation and the arrival of freshmen for the upcoming school year, in addition to many staff and faculty heading to Oshkosh themselves to assist with the Camporee.

“It’s a challenging time to have an influx of campus visitors for an extended period of time,” says May.

So, in January she got together with three other staff members and decided to create a one-day event for Pathfinders to visit and experience Andrews. With no additional budgetary allocations for the event, the involved departments stretched their collective resources and made a plan.

“We decided to cap the event at 1,000 people,” says May. “When a registration link was posted on the Camporee website for Andrews University Pathfinder Day, in less than a week we had over 1,000 registered and we quickly closed registration!”

The number eventually settled to 625, with a few groups showing up unregistered on the day of the event.

Participants had 16 different activities to choose from, all staffed by volunteers from across campus. Those who participated in at least four events were eligible to receive the coveted Andrews University pin to wear proudly around Oshkosh.

Activities included a musical petting zoo, tours of the Horn Archaeological Museum, hayrides to the dairy, disc golf, campus tree walks, pipe organ demonstrations and swimming in the pool, in addition to three honors offered: Flower Culture, Livestock and Bones & Muscles.

“Andrews has so much to offer students academically, socially and spiritually,” says Ron Whitehead, executive director for the International Pathfinder Camporee. “Most of the 50,000 student Pathfinders are in public education and do not know much about Adventist higher education. So it was a great opportunity to give them a look at a university that represents the world.”

In addition to the volunteers, the event could not have happened without the financial partnership of several areas of campus. The Andrews Airpark provided a pancake breakfast, for which Enrollment Management provided eggs and pancake toppings, Andrews Student Gardens obtained fruit at wholesale prices for lunch, Apple Valley supplied cookies for dessert at lunch, and Dining Services offered an extremely good price for lunch and supper to make them affordable. Guest & Convention Services paid for the Pathfinder Day pins that participants received at the end of the day, and the Division of Integrated Marketing & Communication produced and paid for printed promotional materials.

“We will definitely do this again in five years,” says May. “It was a blast and I think next time will be even better.”
 

Village SDA Church for August 30

First Worship: 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship: 11:20 a.m.
Preacher: Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon Title: "Points of Reference: Paradox of the Prophets"
 
Place: Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph AVE.
Berrien Springs, MI
Contact Person-Elizabeth Tan, (269) 471-7795

Jee Wong Benefit Concert

Sabbath, October 4, beginning at 5:00 pm, KEEP HOPE ALIVE- benefit dinner and concert for ASAP Ministries.

Doors open at 4:30 for a free vegetarian dinner with Chef Mark Anthony.  Followed at 6:00 pm by a concert with Jee Wong and Friends.

Please RSVP for dinner to:
South Bend SDA Church
1936 Altgeld St.
South Bend, IN 46614
574-234-3044
firstsda@sbcglobal.net
e-mail: firstsda@sbcglobal.net

Jee Wong - is a songwriter, accomplished pianist and a fascinating individual who is dedicated to music. His work as a solo pianist and collaborative artist has brought him across the United States and abroad. He gained national attention when his multi-media sound track “Lotus” was presented at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1999. Jee grew up in a Buddhist culture in Southern Malaysia having a natural gift for hearing, feeling and playing music at a young age. He became a Christian while attending college in Montana.

Chef Mark Anthony – Since retiring from being a casino owner in Las Vegas and caterer to celebrities, Mark has devoted his time and talents to serving the Lord through motivational presentations on healthy living. He has toured through every state in the country, cooking for tens of thousands of people. He is author of 2 vegan cookbooks and loves to share how easy it is to eat healthy.

Affordable Massage Therapy

Affordable Massage Therapy
Are the stresses of work and study getting to you? Would you like to boost your athletic performance? Do you have a muscle ache that just won't go away?    

Ray McAllister, an Andrews alumnus who despite total blindness is now a licensed massage therapist, invites you to visit Healing's Rays Massage. Proficient in deep tissue, sports, and relaxation massage, Ray can relieve aches, help you tone muscles, and give you the energy boost to finish studies. He also offers hydrotherapy, hot stone massage, reflexology and now hot bamboo and Himalayan salt massage.  His wife, Sally, is a certified aromatherapist and will be present for female clients. She sells home-made aromatherapy blends.    

Introductory cost is only $25 for your first hour, $15 per half hour, for students all the time. Contact Ray for regular, competitive rates. Ask about free, limited-time massage doula services to reduce the pain, stress, and length of labor in childbirth.  30 no-cost massages of any type are available for those with Adventist Risk Management insurance, including sponsored seminary students.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lamson Health Club Closed Labor Day

Lamson Health Club will be closed on Sunday & Monday, Aug. 31 & Sept. 1, for the Labor Day holiday.

Student Garden Co-Curricular Activities

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

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

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

Two Part co-curricular activities.  One hour of lecture (sustainability, organics, health, practical, nature, etc.), training and tour, and nine hours of field work.  For those who attended the seminar in prior semesters are able to skip the lecture and gain more field experience.  Please sign up via below.

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

Lectures are on September 05, 19, October 03, and 24.

To sign up please visit: http://augardens.com/volunteer/ 

 

Compass Collegiate Sabbath School

If you are interested in studying the Bible during Sabbath School on Sabbath morning together with fellow students from all over campus, this is the place for you. We begin by singing and transition then to the Scriptures. All semester long, we meet every Sabbath from 10:30-11:30am in the Religion and Biblical Languages Department of Buller Hall.

Michiana Fil-Am Worship Service

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be Steve Toscano. Sabbath School begins at 9:45 am and the worship service begins at 11:20 am.

The church is located at 8454 Kephart Lane in Berrien Springs.

Prayer meeting is Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.

For more information visit us online: www.michianafil-am.com or visit our Facebook fan page for speaker information and announcements: www.facebook.com/MichianaFilAm

Niles Westside Adventist Church August 30

NIles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant ST (At Fairview AVE)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org
 
Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Service: 11 a.m. (Only one service)
 
August 30: Communion (only one church service, at 11 a.m.)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Library Hours for Convocation and Labor Day Weekend

The library will be closed to all patrons for Convocation on Thursday, August 28  from 10:15 until shortly after its conclusion.

The library will be closed to all patrons on Sunday and Monday, August 31 and September 1 in honor of the Labor  Day Weekend.

Visual Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

You are invited to attend the Annual Visual Art & Design Faculty Exhibition. The Exhibition opens on Tuesday, September 2 with a reception from 6-8PM. The location is in the Art & Design Gallery in Smith Hall. Blue Gallery signs are over the exterior doorways. The Art Faculty will be present. Refreshments will be served. Co-curricular credit will be given.

Student Writes for ASOR Blog

Studying archaeology, reading books related to the subject, and obtaining good grades in archaeology related courses does not turn one into a bona fide archaeologist. Having the privilege to participate in an archaeological excavation on the field is an experience that I will be forever grateful to ASOR and the Platt Fellowship donors. Although I have been studying archaeology for over a year, this is my first dig experience.

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2014-15 Parking Permits Available Now

The Office of Campus Safety now has parking permits for the 2014-2015 school available.  All Andrews University parking permits display an expiration date on the face of the decal.  If your current decal is set to expire on August 31, 2014, please visit the Office of Campus Safety with the required documentation (proof of current sate registration, proof of current insurance, and valid driver’s license) to obtain a new decal.  You may also begin the registration process online at www.andrews.edu/safety.

Free Pre-Diabetes Class Offered

(ST. JOSEPH) - Lakeland HealthCare is offering a free program designed to help anyone with higher-than-normal blood sugar levels who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  This program does not require a physician referral and helps area residdents change their lifestyles to delay - or avoid - the onset of diabetes.  Pre-registration for this free class is required.  For more information or to register, call (269) 556-2868.

Thursday, September 4
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph
Pharmacy Conference Room
3900 Hollywood Road, St. Joseph
 
          According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the biggest public health crisis of the twenty-first century. Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, including 7 million people who have not yet been diagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  In 2010, about 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in adults age 20 or older.  In addition, antoher 79 million adults were estimated to have pre-diabetes, a condition that increases the risk for diabetes.  Early diagnosis of the disease is critical to successful treatmentin order to delay or prevent complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidnes disease. 
 
          Visit lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland HealthCare on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.  

Free Weight Loss Seminar Offered in St. Joseph

(ST. JOSEPH) - The Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center is offering a free seminar, "Lose Weight...Find Heatlh." The seminar will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3 in Room 4 of the Frederick S. Upton Education Center at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. 

          Dr. Michael Schuknecht, one of Michigan's most experienced bariatric suregons, and staff members of teh Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center will discuss programs available for losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight for years to come.  The Lakeland Comprehensive WEight Loss Center specializes in working with each person to create a customized lifestyle plan, including medical weight loss management through diet or bariatric surgery, nutrition counseling, individualized exercise programs, and monthly support groups. 

          According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 68.5% of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Losing as little as five to 15 percent of your initial body weight can reduce your risk of diabetes and other illnesses and can even eliminate your need for some medications.

          For more information or to register for the seminar, call (269) 687-4673, or visit www.lakelandhealth.org/hope.  Visit www.lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland HeathCare on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.  

Free Class for Women in Chemotherapy

(ST. JOSEPH) - Lakeland HealthCare will offer "Look Good...Feel Better," a free two-hour class for women who are currenlty undergoing chemotherapy, at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 8, at the Marie Yeager Cancer Center at the Health Park, 3900 Hollywood Road, St. Joseph.

          Presented in cooperation with the American Cancer Society and the National Cosmetology Association, this program teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients to help restore their appearance and enhance their self-image.  Licensed cosmetologists provide cosmetic advice, information on skin care, and guidance on the use of wigs, turbans and scarves.  Each participant receives a free make-up kit valued at $300from the Personal Care Products Council.

          Future "Look Good...Feel Better" seminars will be held the second Monday of each month at the Marie Yeager Cancer Center.

          Class size is limited and pre-registration for this free program is required. For more information or to register, please call (269) 556-7197.  Visit www.lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland HealthCare on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.  

Good Grief: Bereavement Sharing and Education Program

(ST. JOSEPH) - Good Grief is a free program that covers topics such as how to cope with loss, guilt, and regret; why you feel the way you do; and finding a sense of peace.  Each seven-week session meets for one and a half hours of meaningful information and sharing.  For more information, call Lory's Place at (269) 983-2707 or (800) 717-3812.

St Joseph
Tuesdays, September 9 to October 21
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane
Contact DJ Hosbein or Jaime Hoover at (269) 429-7100
 
South Haven
Tuesdays, September 9 to October 21
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Hospice at Home, 05055 Blue Star Highway
Contact Karen Riffer-Reinert at (269) 637-3825
 
NIles/Buchanan
Thrusdays, September 11 to October 23
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Hospice at Home, 4017 Chamberlain Road
Contact Mary Nell Rosenboom or Jamie HOover at (269) 695-1099

Building Relationships 4 Life

Come out and support The First Haitian American Church as it presents Building Relationships 4 Life Ministries.  It is all relationships on Friday night at 730pm and Sunday afternoon at 330pm.  Saturday afternoon at 3pm will be for Married Couples and those thinking of marriage and/or are engaged.

Monday, August 25, 2014

PIoneer Memorial Church Service Aug. 30

Pioneer Memorial Church
on the campus of Andrews University
8655 University Blvd.
Berrien Springs, MI

Sabbath Speaker: Dwight K. Nelson
Sermon: “Galaxy Three: Why What Is Happening a Billion Light Years Away Right Now Matters to You”

Church Service:  9 am & 11:45 am
Sabbath School: 10:30 am

Doctoral Defense

September 3, 2014, 2:30 p.m., DOCTORAL DEFENSE, Seminary Hall N211

James Mutua will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD degree in the area of Old Testament Studies.  Mutua's dissertation title is, "The Spirit of the Lord and Obedience to God's Law: An Exegetical, Intertextual, and Theological Study of Ezekiel 36:27". Those wishing to attend must make their request at #6002 no later than August 27.  Due to limited seating, reservations are required

Lessons in Leadership

What makes a good leader?

It's a question Skip Bell, professor of leadership studies and director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Andrews University's Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, has pondered more than most.

Bell, who is also founding director of the Christian Leadership Center at Andrews, has traveled the world speaking about leadership, proudly proclaiming that he has taught the subject on every continent except Antarctica. About four years ago, however, Bell began brooding about the literary void on what the Bible actually says on the topic.

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Eau Claire Church Service Aug. 30

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

Sabbath Speaker: Roy Gane
Sermon Title:  "The Song of the Vineyard"

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

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lamson Health Club Sale

10% off  2 semester & 3 semester memberships through September 14.  A membership includes use of gym equipment, sauna, jacuzzi, and aerobics classes.   AU students will be able to charge their memberships to their student accounts during sale time only!  Call 471-3449 for more information.

Music librarian celebrates graduation with MM and MLIS

This August marks one year since Marianne Kordas, Andrews University music librarian completed dual masters degrees in music history and library science from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Her two library comprehensive exam essays focused on issues in open access to information and on Samuel Swett Greene's influential 1876 American Library Journal article,"Personal Relations between Librarians and Readers."

Marianne also completed a thesis equivalent for her MM in music history entitled "Two Historiographical Studies in Musicology: Josquin des Prez, A History of Western Music, and the Norton Anthology of Western Music: A Case Study; In Search of Medieval Irish Chant and Liturgy: A Chronological Overview of the Secondary Literature."

She joined the James White Library faculty as Director of the Music Materials Center in 2012.

 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Andrews University Symphony Orchestra Tryouts

Tryout this Monday August 25, 2014 for the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra (AUSO).  A sign-up sheet will be posted on the door of room 206 in Hamel Hall.  Refer to attachment for further information.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Seminary Releases Statement on Church Headship

by Becky St. Clair

On Thursday, August 21, the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary voted and released a major statement on headship in the church. This document is based on careful study of the scriptures and the Spirit of Prophecy. It represents a consensus of the Seminary faculty who created this document as a service to the worldwide church.

“I am excited to offer to the church this biblical-theological study that uplifts the unique headship of Christ in the church,” says Jiří Moskala, dean of the Seminary. “It is my hope that it will significantly contribute to the current debates on leadership.”

The statement’s preamble says, “While there exists legitimate leadership in the church, no other human being may rightfully claim a headship role in the church. As head of the church, Christ provides the ultimate manifestation of God’s love, demonstrating and vindicating God’s moral government of love, and thus defeating the counterfeit government of the usurping ‘ruler of this world.’”

The seven-page document includes detailed discourse on God’s moral government of love, the Great Controversy between Christ and Satan, the unique and non-transferable headship of Christ, and a section on affirmations and denials compiled by the faculty of the Seminary.

“I am grateful for the faculty that is dedicated and committed to the church and its mission,” says Moskala, “as they worked diligently and prayerfully to produce this statement. I pray that this document will prove to be a unifying influence in the church.”

To read the full statement, visit andrews.edu/sem.

SPLAD Achieves Master's Accreditation Candidacy

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) has completed its review of the Level II Candidacy application for the master’s program in speech-language pathology at Andrews University. Based on a thorough review of all candidacy materials for the program, the CAA voted to award candidacy for a period of five years beginning July 1, 2014.

“The CAA determined that the program demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards for Accreditation,” said Joan Blessing, chair of the CAA. “We look forward to working with the faculty at Andrews in the development of the master’s program.”

Award of candidacy allows the program to matriculate students into the program as it continues to document compliance with accreditation standards for the duration of the candidacy accreditation cycle.

“It is very exciting to learn that we have not only been granted candidacy but we have been granted the candidacy for the maximum of five years,” says Heather Ferguson, chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology. “I am thrilled about this progress and continue to thank God for His guidance and for each of the faculty and administrators who enabled us to work together as a team to allow this to happen.”

For information about the Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology program, visit andrews.edu/splad, email speech@andrews.edu or call 269-471-3468.

All Nations Church Service Aug. 23

All Nations SDA Church Service, August 23, 2014
Speaker: Dana Carmona, "God Restores"

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Week in Pictures

Abuse Awareness and Prevention Sabbath

2014 - 2015 Dining Services Hours

Beginning Monday August 25, Dining Services will resume its normal semester hours.  For more information visit our webpage http://www.andrews.edu/services/dining/

Pick up your Fall Kick Off Party Tickets

Purchase your tickets this Sunday for the FALL KICK OFF PARTY!

Sponsored by AUSA

 

Tickets can be purchased at 5:00 pm in the Dining Services lobby; 1 ticket per meal plan, unlimited tickets per cafe account.  Haystacks will be served on the playing fields at 5:30 pm.

The Terrace Cafe will be closed for Supper during the time.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2014 enditnow Day

2014 enditnow Day at the Berrien Springs Spanish SDA Church

AICER Presents Dr. Christon Arthur

The Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) is inviting faculty, students and interested individuals to attend a presentation on September 02, 2013, at 5:30 pm.

Presenter:  Dr. Christon Arthur, Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research; Associate Provost, Faculty Development, Andrews University

Ways of Knowing: Using Research to Inform Theory & Practice  

Humans are constantly making decisions. The quality of our life is inextricably linked to the decisions that we make. It goes without saying that the best decisions are usually Informed-decisions - decisions that are knowledge-based. But, how do we acquire that knowledge? How do we “come to know?” It is true that epistemology is concerned with what knowledge is most important; but how do we acquire or “come to know?” Is empiricism at odds with revelation? Can one know that which is not “testable” or “observable?” Is there such a thing as “objective reality?”

Venue:  Bell Hall, Room 013

Online participants 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.

Professors to do Research in Oslo

by Becky St. Clair

The 2014-15 school year includes an exciting opportunity for professors Øystein and Asta LaBianca. Øystein is the associate director of the Institute of Archaeology and professor of anthropology and Asta is instructor of English, both at Andrews University, and both have a long-standing involvement with Andrews’ archaeological dig at Tall Hisban in Jordan.

Øystein’s involvement has included working with Terje Stordalen, a professor at the University of Oslo in Norway. During the coming school year, Oystein will be based at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) at the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters in Oslo. This appointment is part of the CAS’s annual selection of three research projects they fully fund and host for ten months.

Terje and Øystein’s project, “Local Dynamics of Globalization in the Pre-Modern Southern Levant,” is the CAS’s humanities project this year. Projects are selected based on a rigorous vetting process involving Norwegian and international review teams. The multi-disciplinary and international team of eight full-time researchers was awarded a generous grant to collaborate on their research.

“We’re looking to understand the role of canonized texts such as the Bible and the Koran in influencing and shaping the cultural and political programs in the pre-modern southern Levant—Israel, Jordan and Palestine,” says Øystein. “Particularly we’re interested in those that were championed by kings and emperors.”

In addition, their research is looking at the daily lives and aspirations of individuals, families and local communities in this area throughout the centuries.

“This research will contribute insight into the impact of globalization on traditional sources of cultural and political legitimacy, social order and conflict in the region today,” he adds.

Øystein’s input to this collaboration will be his research on the role of “great” (imperial) and “little” (local) traditions in shaping changes over time in the way of life of the inhabitants of Tall Hisban since early Iron Age times (1300 BC) to the present. In addition to contributing chapters to joint publications of the research group, Øystein aims to complete writing the final volume in the 14-volume series about Tall Hisban, “Hisban in Global History.”

Asta has been part of many field seasons in Jordan and has helped gather ethnographic information about the way of life of the present-day population living in vicinity of the ancient archaeological mound.

She will serve as lead editor and contributing author of the fourth and final publication of the series about Tall Hisban, Ethnoarchaeological Foundations. Kristin Witzel, adjunct professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences, will also be assisting with this volume.

“This part will document and explain the nature of various ‘little traditions’ observed in the village of Hisban in the recent past,” says Asta. “This includes residential flexibility, hospitality, honor and shame and tribalism.”

A faculty research grant from the Andrews University Office of Research & Creative Scholarship has enabled two undergraduate anthropology majors, Brittany Swart and Doneva Walker, to assist the LaBiancas with computerizing archival records, ethnographic notes, photographs and relevant articles. This will make them accessible in digitized form in Oslo for Asta’s use.

Learn more about their project at stordalen.info/ldg/home.html.
 

Speech & Hearing Clinic Expansion

by Becky St. Clair

Andrews University now offers expanded services at their hearing clinic. As this student-led, faculty-supervised clinic is an integral part of the training program for the Department of Speech-Language, Pathology & Audiology, only nominal fees are charged for community members who wish to utilize its services. The clinic’s expansion allows the clinic to reach more people in the community.

The SPLAD hearing clinic is now scheduling appointments for both children and adults for evaluation and treatment of speech, language and hearing concerns in the following areas:

  • Speech/Articulation
  • Child/school age language
  • Hearing evaluation
  • Auditory processing therapy
  • Phonemic awareness/literacy
  • Feeding and swallowing
  • Accent/dialect modification
  • Stuttering
  • Aphasia
  • Motor speech disorders (Apraxia/Dysarthria)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Voice
  • Aural rehabilitation
  • Social aspects of language/pragmatics

To make an appointment, please contact the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology at 269-471-3468 or speech@andrews.edu.

For more information about the SPLAD program, visit andrews.edu/splad, call 269-471-3468 or email enroll@andrews.edu.

Niles SDA Church Service Aug. 23

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.

August 23: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Gymnics Tryouts

Tryouts for the Andrews University Gymnics begin Monday, August 25 at 8PM.  All are welcome.

 

Infinite Gymnastics Fall Sessions

Infinite Gymnastics classes begin on September 8th.  For more information you can visit the Infinite webpage.  Staff and students receive a 10% discount.  To register fill out our online application. See you soon.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CYB Group Personal Training

Come, CHANGE YOUR BODY! Anna Piskozub’s dynamic group personal training starts a new session on Tuesday, September 2, at 6pm, at Lamson Health Club. This unique program will help you shed fat, build muscle, and slim your midsection in no time. Your workout routines are personalized for you by an experienced trainer targeting your individual needs. Though each workout will be unique to you, you are guaranteed to experience dynamic warms-ups, core training and strength training that will improve your overall conditioning. In the next three months you will improve your balance, build a strong core and increase your flexibility. Class times are Sunday at 9am, Tuesday at 6pm and Thursday 6pm. Note: AU employees will be reimbursed up to 50% for the cost of the program. If you are interest in joining, please call the Lamson Health Club at 471-3449 or e-mail Anna at anna@changingyourbody.com

Mission Trip to Honduras

MISSION TRIP TO HONDURAS – Christmas Break (Dec. 12-22)

Join the youth mission team! December 12 - 22 a team of youth missions volunteers will be going to the REACH orphanage in Honduras to conduct a special day camp ministry for about 150 children. There is still some room on the team if if you are a young person (or young at heart!) interested in service and missions. The application deadline is September 5. Please contact  Glenn Russell (glenn@andrews.edu) right away for more information since airline ticket deadlines are just a few weeks away. Sponsored by Pioneer Memorial Church -  Youth Missions. 

Celebration of Health & Fitness: All Nations 3rd Annual Olympics

Come and celebrate health and fitness this weekend at the All Nations 3rd Annual Olympics.  Local churches, businesses, families and individuals are welcome to participate and no pre-registration is required.  You can attend, register and participate on the day of the event and all are welcome to participate from ages 1 to 99. 

The Friday events occur: AU Pool - Swimming  (Bike riders meet in AU Pool Parking Lot.)

Saturday night events occur: All Nations Church.

Sunday Events occur : Berrien Springs High School Track.

 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Journey Auditions

Journey is in need of tenors.  We will be having auditions on Thursday, August 28.  If you are interested in auditioning for Journey, please stop by Wanda Cantrell's office in James White Library to get more information and to fill out an application.  All applications must be filled out before 4 pm Thursday, August 28.  If you have any questions, please call 269-471-3264.

Buchanan SDA Church Barn Conference

Buchanan SDA Church
Invites You! Join us at our second annual Barn Conference on September 12-13, 2014, as we relive the Pioneer experience and recall “the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.” You are encouraged to wear period dress if you have some.
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Why A Barn Conference?
After the Great Disappointment most Adventists either left religion or returned to their former denominations. Those who continued to believe in the soon coming of Jesus were scattered. They had different beliefs and opinions about what the Bible taught, were questioning the prophecies and the advent movement, and were discouraged. Of those who believed the 2300 day prophecy was fulfilled in October of 1844 there seemed to be three main leaders and centers of influence.
1. Hiram Edson was in Upstate New York and believed that the Judgment began in heaven known as the Day of Atonement.
2. There was Joseph Bates in Connecticut who had accepted and was teaching the seventh day Sabbath.
3. James and Ellen White were in Maine. Ellen had received the prophetic gift and under the Lord’s direction James and Ellen were affirming the Sabbath and Sanctuary messages in early 1848. In 1848 several conferences were called with the purpose of discovering from the Bible the true teachings. The first conference was held in an unfinished attic and the following two conferences were held in barns, the only available meeting places that would accommodate the 30-60 people in attendance. Here the leading brethren with those present prayed and studied working out the teaching of the Bible which formed the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Therefore, this barn conference is a reminder of the history, roots, and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
(Additional reading on the Sabbath Conferences: Ellen G White: The Early Years by Arthur L. White; vol. 1, pgs. 139-151)
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Reservations Required: Seating is limited, so call early (first come, first serve basis). Call 269-471-7328 by September 1 to reserve your place! If you are unable to attend, please call to cancel reservation ASAP. Barn pass tickets required to enter Fuller’s Resort will be forwarded to you – No admission without your pass ticket. Directions to Fuller’s Resort can be found online at FullersResort.com under Contact Us.
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Speaker: Richard Davidson
Richard Davidson was the first speaker as the local church in Volney, New York, revived the historic Barn Conference in 2010. Richard M. Davidson is J.N. Andrews Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He has been with the Andrews faculty since 1979. Davidson attended Loma Linda University, graduating in 1968 with a bachelor of arts degree in theology. Two years later he earned his master of divinity degree from the SDA Theological Seminary at AU. He also received his doctorate in Biblical Studies at Andrews in 1981. Before coming to Andrews Davidson pastored in Arizona and was ordained as a minister in 1974. He is married to Jo Ann who also teaches at the Theological Seminary. They have two children, Rahel and Jonathan.

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Barn Conference Focus: First Angel’s Message on Judgment/Atonement

Program Details:
Friday Evening. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 p.m.
Investigating the Investigative Judgment
Sabbath School.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.
The Sanctuary Message in the Book of Hebrews
(Children’s Sabbath school available for ages 3- 12 located in log cabin next to barn)
Church Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.
The Good News of Yom Kippur
Sabbath Lunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haystacks and Dessert provided
Sabbath Afternoon Program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:30 p.m.
The Sanctuary Message: What Difference Does It Make?

PIoneer Memorial Church Service Aug. 23

Pioneer Memorial Church
on the campus of Andrews University
8655 University Blvd.
Berrien Springs, MI

Sabbath Speaker: Dwight K. Nelson
Sermon: “With All Your Heart, Soul and Mind: Dead Rabbits Aren’t Worth Dying For”

Church Service:  9 am & 11:45 am
Sabbath School: 10:30 am

Eau Claire Church Service Aug. 23

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

Sabbath Speaker: Brandon Lubbert
Sermon Title:  "Trust - Acknowledge - Rejoice - It's What Stewardship is All About"

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

Friday, August 15, 2014

Scrapbooking Together

Scrapbookers and cardmakers bring your projects to the PMC Commons on Sunday, August 24, from 11-6 p.m.  Enjoy prizes and snacks while you are working on your projects. Hope to see you there. 

Niles SDA Church Service Aug. 16

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.

August 16: Ken Stout, Speaker

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Week in Pictures

Healing's Rays Massage Therapy

Affordable Massage Therapist

Are the stresses of work and study getting to you? Would you like to boost your athletic performance? Do you have a muscle ache that just won't go away?    

Ray McAllister, an Andrews alumnus who despite total blindness is now a licensed massage therapist, invites you to visit Healing's Rays Massage. Proficient in deep tissue, sports, and relaxation massage, Ray can relieve aches, help you tone muscles, and give you the energy boost to finish studies. He also offers hydrotherapy, hot stone massage, reflexology and now hot bamboo and Himalayan salt massage.  His wife, Sally, is a certified aromatherapist and will be present for female clients. She sells home-made aromatherapy blends.    

Introductory cost is only $25 for your first hour, $15 per half hour, for students all the time. Contact Ray for regular, competitive rates. Ask about free, limited-time massage doula services to reduce the pain, stress, and length of labor in childbirth.  30 no-cost massages of any type are available for those with Adventist Risk Management insurance, including sponsored seminary students.

Ray McAllister

(269) 471 7422

raymcal@att.net

Village SDA Church Service Aug. 16

First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon Title - "Points of Reference"

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person - Elizabeth Tan
Phone - 471-7795 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dining Services Table Tents

Once again this year, Dining Services will be reserving slots in their table tents for those who are looking to use inserts for campus announcements and events.  Please let us know ahead of time, as spaces are limited.

 

For reservations or questions please email us at ds@andrews.edu.

Fairplain August 16 Service

Fairplain Church
140 Seneca
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
www.fairplainadventist.org

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Service: 10:45 a.m.

Speaker: Pastor Phil Mils
Sermon Title: "Live! I Have Found a Substitute"

Portuguese-English Lessons Exchange

Hello! I want to contact someone who speaks English to teach me, and I will teach them Portuguese in return. Please email me.

Olá! Quero entrar em contato com alguém que fala Inglês para me ensinar, e eu vou ensiná-los Português em troca. Por favor envie-me.

Pedagogaraquelg@gmail.com

Room for Rent

Available Now
$375 a month plus deposit
          Includes laundry, wireless, electric and heat
Furnished
Quiet house and neighborhood
4 blocks from campus
Male only
House with 3 bedrooms.  Share kitchen, bath, laundry and living area.
269-313-2924  Feel free to text

Student and Short-Term Missionary Dedication

You are invited to share in the joy of new outgoing AFM student/short-term missionaries as they fellowship at the St. Joseph SDA Church on the corner of Maiden Lane and Washington Avenue in St. Joseph this Sabbath, August 16. Come enjoy the Sabbath School (begins 9:30 a.m.) and Church service (begins at 10:40 a.m.) and potluck afterwards. The consecration service will be held at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary.

All Nations Church Service Aug. 16

All Nations SDA Church Service, August 16, 2014
Speaker: Alfonso Burgess, "Can God be Trusted?"

Monday, August 11, 2014

Attend a Free Preview Class

Berrien Academy of Music

Group Piano Instruction for Young Beginners

You and your child are invited to attend a free preview class.

  • Tuesday, August 19 at 6:00 P.M. for ages 4 1/2 to 10
  • Thursday, August 21 at 10:00 A.M. for ages 6 months to 4

Fall semester begins Tuesday, September 2. Enrollment is limited! Contact Joanna Moody for details.

Tuition is covered for homeschooling students through the Berrien Springs Parent Partnership.

Visit berrienmusic.blogspot.com

Dining Services Hours

The following announcements are regarding upcoming changes to Dining Services business hours.

Due to the Fall Fellowship activities, the Terrace Cafe will be closed this Sabbath, August 16th. However, the Gazebo will be open from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. http://bit.ly/1ewlDLL

 

Beginning August 17th, Dining Services hours are as follows:

Terrace Cafe

Monday - Friday: 7:00 am to 10:00 am,  11:00 am to 2:30 pm,  5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Sabbath:  12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Sunday:  10:30 am to 2:00 pm,  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gazebo

Monday - Thursday:  8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Friday:  8:00 am to one hour before sundown

Sabbath:  6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Sunday:  11:00 am to 9:00 pm

 

Keep up to date with any changes on our website!  http://bit.ly/1ewlDLL

Bookstore Blow-out sale

AU Bookstore is having a storewide Blow-out Sale, 25% off ALL clothing and gifts.

Come in and take advantage of this great savings, while supplies last.

Bookstore hours

AU Bookstore will return to regular business hours on August 18th. Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm, and Friday, 9am-1pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

The Bookstore will be open the following two Sundays, August 17th and August 24th, 9am-2pm.

Berrien Springs Camera Club Starts New Season

The Berrien Springs Camera Club will open its new season on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 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 McDonough and Suzanne Anderson 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 as time allows. The critiquing will be a group activity by the other members, nonjudgmental but thinking out loud 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, as attachments to BerrienSpringsCC@gmail.com, with the following naming convention: 1_[title]_[your first initial and last name], 2_[title]_[your first initial and last name], 3_[title]_[your first initial and last name]. For example: 1_YellowDaisies_MJohnston.
            Programs for November, January, and March will be announced in later articles, but probably will include a presentation on how to matte photographs 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. 1: Marinas; Rocks
            Dec. 3: Neighborhoods (NH); Trees
            Feb. 4: Abandoned Buildings (AB); Chocolate (Coco)
            Apr. 1: National Parks (NP); Macro
The abbreviations in parentheses will be used in the naming convention for submissions.
            The May 6 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 3 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—Jill Kline Dodge
            Vice President—Shelly Martinez
            Treasurer—Kathleen Mendel
            Coordinator for Judges—Bradley Austin
            Publicity—Madeline Johnston
            Digital Projection—Suzanne Anderson and Tom McDonough
            Southwestern Michigan Council of Camera Clubs (SWMCCC) Affiliation—Jim Lynch
            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.

Eau Claire Church Service Aug. 16

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

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  "Spies Like Us"

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

Thursday, August 7, 2014

School of Ed Certified for Admin Prep

by Melodie Roschman

After a grueling three-year journey, Andrews University is the first Seventh-day Adventist university in North America to achieve state certification for the School Administrator Preparation Program.

“What this means for our program,” says Janet Ledesma, coordinator of the educational leadership program, “is that if a person graduates in the program, not only will they have denominational certification, they will also have state certification and reciprocity in other states. Our program is completely online, so if you’re a principal in Indiana, or if you’re a principal in New York City, or if you’re a principal in any state that is recognized in the state of Michigan, you will now have that same licensure.”

The process of achieving certification began in 2011. The certification team, consisting of Ledesma, Duane Covrig (director of the graduate leadership program), Sylvia Gonzalez (professor of leadership and educational administration) and several graduate students, submitted an application and paid a fee to the state. Then state standards changed and they had to begin the process again. There are ten Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) program standards required for certification.

“Within each course we had to sit down and develop these rubrics that would match not only the standards, but also how we were developing this level of mastery within the course content,” Ledesma explains. “Imagine doing this for a 48-credit master’s, an EDS, or a PhD!”

“There was just one obstacle then another obstacle,” she says. “One day I got home and I said, ‘Lord, it’s in your hands. We’ve done our best, now you do the rest.’”

Her prayer was answered, and in July, after a formal review by the Michigan State Department of Education, the program received certification.

Ledesma hopes that this added certification will attract teachers from outside the Adventist church to the program.

“This is yet another opportunity that God has sent us to reach teachers in our immediate area, right here in Berrien Springs, in Benton Harbor,” she says. “Ultimately this new certification both aids the School of Education’s commitment to academic excellence, and reinforces our motto: Educar es Redimir--To Educate is to Redeem.”

To learn more about the School of Education, visit andrews.edu/sed, email sed@andrews.edu or call 269-471-3481.

Week in Pictures

Niles Westside August 9 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.

August 9: Sue Fattic, Speaker

 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Reminder: Faculty Mentors Needed

Dear Faculty,

From August 17-23 the Student Life office will be coordinating New Student Orientation week.

Our goal is to help students adjust to their new environment by placing them into Mentoring Groups. These groups are under the leadership of current students who serve as New Student Mentors.

We are seeking twenty faculty members who would serve as a Faculty Coaches for these groups.

Here is what that 4 1/2 hour commitment would entail.

1.     Meet on Wednesday, August 20, from 7:30-9 p.m., with the Mentoring Group.  The New Student Mentors will facilitate activities that help you get acquainted with the new students in your group.  There will also be time set aside for new students to ask you questions about how to succeed in the classroom.

2.     Meet three times throughout the first semester (Sept. 23, Oct. 28 and Nov. 18.) during the Tuesday co-curricular period, 11:30 am - 12:20 p.m.  These will be “check-in points” with our new students.  Again, the New Student Mentors will run the program.  Your role will simply be to come alongside and show a helpful interest in students’ experience and progress during their first semester.

Thank you for considering this important role during the first semester.  Our new students appreciate the support and interaction these Mentoring Groups provide, and we believe they make a real difference in student retention.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Faculty Coach, please contact the Student Activities Office  by email at cnelson@andrews.edu  by Friday, August 8th.

Thank you so much for your time and God bless!


Chelsea Nelson
Asst. Director of Student Activities and Athletics
Andrews University
269-471-3615
cnelson@andrews.edu

 

Anne Paris, 1934-2014

October 7, 1934 - August 5, 2014

 

Anne Parris, 79, of Berrien Springs, passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 5, 2014, at her home.

A Memorial Service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 10, at All Nations Seventh-day Adventist Church in Berrien Springs, where she was a member. Friends are invited to visit with the family at the church from 1 - 3 p.m. prior to the service. Inurnment will be next to her husband in Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Berrien County Cancer Service. Allred Funeral Home, Berrien Springs, is serving the family, and online messages may be left at www.allredfuneralhome.com.

Anne was born October 7, 1934, in Saskatchewan, Canada, the daughter of Oscar and Anna (Hendrickson) Akre. She married Eddie Parris in Boulder, Colorado, on July 15, 1956. She earned a Bachelor's degree in music from Andrews University, and in addition to caring for her family, she had worked at the Andrews University Bookstore. Survivors include two daughters: Laurena Parris of Orlando, Florida, and Sharilyn Pisarsky of Traverse City, Michigan; four sons: David of Belleville, Wisconsin; Keith (Carol) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Donald of Ypsilanti, Michigan; and Jerry of Berrien Springs; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Mervyn Akre of Victoria, British Columbia. Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie; and two sisters: Ruby (Victor) Caruso and Alice Ferraro.

All Nations August 9 Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, August 9, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Errol McLean, "Worthship"

Michiana Fil-Am August 9 Service


The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be pastor Roy Castelbuono. Communion will be celebrated during the worship service. Sabbath School begins at 9:45 am and the worship service begins at 11:20 am.

The church is located at 8454 Kephart Lane in Berrien Springs.

Prayer meeting is Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.

For more information visit us online: www.michianafil-am.com or visit our Facebook fan page for speaker information and announcements: www.facebook.com/MichianaFilAm

Neighbor to Neighbor Special Hours

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Physical Therapy Open House

Physical Therapy department new anatomy lab open house/dedication

Wednesday August 13th  1230pm

 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Andrews Trails Featured in Outdoor Column

The mountain bike trail at Andrews University has been a badly kept secret for more than 20 years. ...Over the past year or so Hodges has been working with one of the trail's earliest riders and caretakers (since 1990), Bruce Jones, and several other biking volunteers to create maps, post signs and provide official parking.

<<< Read the full story >>>

 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Faculty Mentors Needed

Dear Faculty,

From August 17-23 the Student Life office will be coordinating New Student Orientation week.

Our goal is to help students adjust to their new environment by placing them into Mentoring Groups. These groups are under the leadership of current students who serve as New Student Mentors.

We are seeking twenty faculty members who would serve as a Faculty Coaches for these groups.

Here is what that 4 ½ hour commitment would entail.

1.     Meet on Wednesday, August 20, from 7:30-9 p.m., with the Mentoring Group.  The New Student Mentors will facilitate activities that help you get acquainted with the new students in your group.  There will also be time set aside for new students to ask you questions about how to succeed in the classroom.

2.     Meet three times throughout the first semester (Sept. 23, Oct. 28 and Nov. 18.) during the Tuesday co-curricular period, 11:30 am - 12:20 p.m.  These will be “check-in points” with our new students.  Again, the New Student Mentors will run the program.  Your role will simply be to come alongside and show a helpful interest in students’ experience and progress during their first semester.

Thank you for considering this important role during the first semester.  Our new students appreciate the support and interaction these Mentoring Groups provide, and we believe they make a real difference in student retention.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Faculty Coach, please contact the Student Activities Office  by email at cnelson@andrews.edu  by Friday, August 8th.

Thank you so much for your time and God bless!


Chelsea Nelson
Asst. Director of Student Activities and Athletics
Andrews University
269-471-3615
cnelson@andrews.edu

New Student Ice Cream Social

New Student/Parent Ice Cream Connection Event. On Sunday evening, August 17, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. we will be hosting a Campus Services and Academic Departments Ice Cream Feed Fair in front of the Campus Center. 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.
The office of 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 anywhere from hot fudge to mangos!  When your department decides which topping you want to contribute, please click on the link below. This will take you to a google document. Once there, please list your department and topping. You may either use the list provided or come up with one on your own. If you choose one from the list please delete the topping you have chosen from the list. It will automatically save once you type in your response. For questions please call extension: 3615.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1532GWsEEjehvUpsPUYFhtksoyleHy8Bd2OcD5l2sO-k/edit?usp=sharing

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

Lamson Health Club Sale

10% off of 2 semester & 3 semester memberships from August 3 to September 14.  A membership includes use of gym equipment, sauna, jacuzzi, and aerobics classes.   AU students will be able to charge their memberships to their student accounts during sale time only!  Call 471-3449 for more information.

Islam & Christianity in Prophecy

Islam and Christianity in Prophecy seminar will be held Sabbath, August 2, 6:00-9:00 p.m in the Village SDA Church Sanctuary, with Pastor Tim Roosenberg. Tim is the author of the book Islam and Christianity in Prophecy. He is an Evangelist/Prophecy seminar presenter for the Idaho Conference of SDA. He travels the US presenting a 10-day public seminar on Daniel 11 and this 3 hour condensed version. This study will lead you through one of the most amazing of the Bible’s prophecies. Learn more about Islam and Christianity in Prophecy tonight, and see how you can witness for Christ among the Muslim world.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dining Services Summer Hours

Beginning August 2nd,  Dining Services will resume its regular summer hours which are as follows:

Terrace Cafe

Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Sabbath:  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Sunday:  CLOSED

Gazebo

Monday - Friday:  8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sabbath:  CLOSED

Sunday:  12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bookstore Hours on Graduation Sunday

The Bookstore will be open this Sunday for Graduation, from 11:00am-3:00pm.

Week in Pictures

Lake Union Open House

The Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists invites you to attend a come-and-go Open House on Aug. 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please join us for this special occasion, and tour the new ministry facility. The Lake Union headquarters is located at 8450 M 139 in Berrien Springs, Mich.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Surplus Shelving and Work Surfaces Available

Monday, August 4, there will be a considerable amount of shelving, base, and countertop pieces, with a medium oak finish, available to departments only.  On Tuesday, August 5, whatever is left will be available for individual use.  It will be located in the Griggs parking lot, on the north side of Griggs.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

All Nations August 2 Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, August 2, 2014
Speaker: Pohlmarc Lawrence, "Do You See What I See?"

Niles Westside August 2 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.

August 2: Mihai Bijacu, Speaker


 

Michiana Fil-Am August 2 Service

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be Trevor Smith. Sabbath School begins at 9:45 am and the worship service begins at 11:20 am.

The church is located at 8454 Kephart Lane in Berrien Springs.

Prayer meeting is Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.

For more information visit us online: www.michianafil-am.com or visit our Facebook fan page for speaker information and announcements: www.facebook.com/MichianaFilAm

Departmental Information for Student Packets

This coming August, Andrews University will be welcoming over 500 first-time students to our campus. Therefore, we are excited to extend a promotional opportunity for you to introduce your services during our Orientation Week.
This can be done through several methods.  You may:
·        Submit a promotional flyer to be included in our New Student Packet
·        Submit coupons or special offers to be included in our New Student Packet
·        Donate a promotional item or gift certificate to be given away during Orientation Week
If you would like to include a promotional piece for our newcomers, please send 500 copies and any give-away items to the address below by Friday noon, August 8th, and we would be happy to include them. 

Please direct your pieces to:


Student Life
8525 University Blvd.
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI  49104-0300

If you have any questions feel free to contact our Student Life Office, by calling 471-3215 or e-mailing at cnelson@andrews.edu.
 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Calvin Taylor Concert at Glenwood Church

Calvin Taylor, pianist and recording artist, former Voice of Prophecy musician, and currently appearing each week on 3ABN, will appear in a live concert of sacred music on Saturday, August 9 at the Glenwood Seventh-day Adventist Church, 51089 Glenwood Road, Dowagiac, at 7:30 p.m.

 

Dr. Taylor has toured throughout the world, performing in North and South America, Europe, Ukraine, and the Far East. Holding degrees in music from Oberlin Conservatory, The University of Michigan, and the University of Kentucky, Calvin has authored several music books, including Spirituals for Piano, The Patriotic Piano, Spiritual Suite for Organ, Spirituals for Worship, Sacred Classics, and Five Spirituals for Organ. With over ten solo recordings to his credit, Calvin Taylor records for Master Disc Records. Movements from his Sunrise Symphony have been performed by several orchestras including Nashville, Shreveport, South Arkansas, Salt Lake City, and Detroit Symphony Orchestras.

 

Awarded a full scholarship to Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Calvin Taylor?s ability to improvise led him to become the first student in the school?s over one hundred seventy-five year history to improvise a graduate concert encore.

 

With an unusually-large hand span of over 1 1/2 octaves, Dr. Taylor presents sounds and colors at the keyboard which would normally require four hands. Playing piano by ear at five years of age, he began formal lessons on his seventh birthday. He also studied other instruments, and was serving as a church organist at the age of fourteen. While in high school, Calvin was a member of both the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic and the Southwest Youth Symphony.

There is no charge for admission. A freewill offering will be received.

The public is enthusiastically invited.

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