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Spacious 2 BR for RENT

2 Bedroom for rent:

  • Very spacious, lovely, country and possibly pet friendly
  • Includes ALL UTILITIES
  • WiFi, heat/air, garbage/water, & driveway snow removal
  • Private entrance, private fridge
  • Share kitchen and laundry services (washer and dryer)
  • 5 miles from Andrews University
  • Owner guarantees the nicest rental property around
  • $850 a month

Please contact Susan Manke at 269-287-0458

Category: Classifieds » Property for Rent

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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.

 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Students: Take Summer Course Surveys

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

Most courses will be surveyed electronically through our automated system, Class Climate.  Email invitations for each course survey will be sent Sunday morning, July 29.  If the survey is not taken, reminders will be sent automatically every three days until August 8.  A Certificate of Completion will be generated after each survey is submitted.  This may be saved or emailed, and used as proof of completion if the instructor offers any type of incentive.

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

Monday, July 28, 2014

Prayer for LaRonda Forsey's Hospitalized Son

Update: You can keep up to date with everything going on with Drew's progress on the Pray 4 Drew 4C Facebook page. 

Drew, son of La Ronda Forsey, associate dean for the School of Distance Education and K-12 principal for Griggs International Academy, was in a bicycle accident on Tuesday evening, July 22.  La Ronda and a friend drove through the night to get to the hospital to be with him.  Drew sustained serious head trauma and broken scapula.  His lungs were bruised from the impact so he is on a ventilator but at times breathing on his own. 

It is believed that Drew's bicycle tire malfunctioned throwing him over the handlebars landing on his head.  His helmet was smashed and pushed off to the side of his head, so he received some abrasions.  Cyclists happened upon Drew lying in the ditch and called 911.  One was trained as a first responder and was able to assess Drew's condition and inform the ambulance team when they arrived. 

Currently Drew is in Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga Tennessee.  While it has not yet been determined what the length of recovery will be, the family welcomes prayer for a complete recovery and has found tremendous encouragement from the texts and messages that have been sent.  Communication through a Facebook page called Pray 4 Drew 4C is appreciated and a source of strength during sleepless early morning hours.  The family is holding on to all of the evidences of His presence that God has shown.

Thank You! From Dr. Williams-Smith

Eau Claire August 2 Service

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

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  "A Rectory for the Refractory"

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

7th Annual School Supply Spectacular

Once again, United Way of Southwest Michigan has partnered with Lewis Cass Intermediate School District, along with local schools and businesses,to give away 1000 backpacks loaded with school supplies to preschool through high school aged children from low income families.

The 7th Annual School Supply Spectacular is set for Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Brookside Learning Center (61682 Dailey Road,Cassopolis) from 10:00-1:00 pm. We hope that you will consider being a part of this event!

Volunteer Opportunities

Tuesday, August 12, Supply Organization (10 am-1 pm)

Friday, August 15, Backpack Packing (10 am-3 pm)

Saturday August 16, Backpack Distribution (9 am-1 pm)

Interested?

Go to http://www.uwsm.org/content/united-ways-school-supply-spectacular-volunteer-sign

to sign-up and to receive more information.

Questions?

Please contact Doug at douglas.ferrall@uwsm.org or via phone at 269-982-1700 ext. 29.
 

What is happening today?

Today's Events
08:30 AM Summer Preview
09:00 PM Growing a Legacy
10:30 AM 2014 TESOL Certificate Program
09:00 AM Intensive English
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Volunteer with Adventist Health International

Have you ever thought of serving internationally? Now is the time to get involved by volunteering with Adventist Health International (AHI).

AHI is a nonprofit multinational organization that is located in Loma Linda, California. AHI works diligently to provide coordination, consultation, management and technical assistance to Seventh-day Adventist Church operated hospitals and healthcare services throughout the developing countries of the world. A lot of this work is done through the efforts of healthcare professionals who are willing to serve at sites in need of help. 

In addition to medical professionals, AHI is currently looking for experienced healthcare administrators, finance managers and other administrative team members.

For more information, please contact the AHI volunteer coordinator:
Angeli Yutuc
Phone: 909-558-4876
Email: AYutuc@llu.edu
www.ahiglobal.org

Friday, July 25, 2014

Dining Services Hours

Please remember to view our NEW hours on our website, as the hours have changed for this coming week -- July 27 to August 1.

http://bit.ly/1rin7So

Leadership Conference Free Program

The Saturday evening (7:00pm to 9:00pm) and Sunday (9:00am to 5:00pm) portion of the Leadership Conference is sponsored by the Christian Leadership Center of Andrews University featuring Dr. Gordon MacDonald free to all. No registration is required for this portion of the conference.

 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Week in Pictures

FREE TRAINING on workplace violence

When -----August 6, 2014 from 8:00am-12:00 noon

Where----Century Center, downtown, South Bend, Indiana

Lt. Col. Dave Grossmen will discuss school and workplace shootings.

This event is free to the public but you must register in advance by calling 574-235-9610.

Michiana Fil-Am July 26 Service

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be L. Scott Baker, Jr. 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

 

Tentmaker Ministries

The last frontiers are being reached in nontraditional methods.  Places like China, Northern India, and Northern Africa are being reached through engineers, professors, and English teachers starting home groups.  Come and hear Adventist Frontier Missions new work to launch a wave of missionaries into difficult to enter areas using unconventional methods.  Elder Parks is heading up a new branch of AFM: Tentmakers.  Hear stories of significant progress in Adventism over the last 10 years in his families service in Turkey, and their future work coordinating Tentmaker ministries. 

Date - Sabbath, July 26, 7:00 pm
Place -Riess Chapel,  Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person - Elizabeth Tan
Phone - 471-7795

Death of Former Staff Member Carl R. Barnaby


Carl Richard Barnaby, former staff member and father of Collections Mananger Rhonda J. Barnaby-Peak, died on May 13, 2014. He was 77.

Carl was born on August 15, 1936, in Stoneham, Massachusetts. He studied printing at the Everett Vocational high School, and worked for Review and Herald Publishing from 1955-57. After attending the University of Maryland and Atlantic Union College, Carl began working at the New England Sanitarium Hospital in a variety of capacities, including as a painter, business office assistant, security officer, and supervisor of Credit and Collections. In 1959 Carol was drafted into the United States Army, but as a Conscientious Objector he worked as an Operating Room Technician until he was honorably discharged in 1965.

Carl married Elizabeth B. Fessenden on August 9th, 1959. The couple had three daughters: Sheryl Ann in 1960, Rhonda Jean in 1962, and Sharon Elaine in 1966. Over the thirty years after leaving the military, Carl served in many different capacities, including as a funeral home manager, the principal bus driver at Andrews University from 1979 to 1981, manager of the Liberty General store in Waterville, Maine, constable and assistant to the fire chief, and full time lieutenant and assistant Jail Administrator in 1991.

In 1998, Carl retired, but remained active in the community. He volunteered as the full-time Searsmont SDA church pastor, as the Belmont constable, with the Belmont Fire department, and with the Belfast Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. He also loved camping and traveling to camp meetings, and his white and green truck and trailer was instantly recognizable.

More than anything, however, Carl loved to bring people to Christ. Carl would share the name of Jesus with anyone he met. From professionals to laborers, adults to children, shopping establishments to campgrounds to gas stations, Carl simply ministered.

Eau Claire July 26 Service

Sabbath Speaker: Rahel Schafer
Sermon Title:  "In Love with the Law"

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

 

Niles Westside July 26

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

July 26: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Village Church July 26 Service


First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Byard Parks
Sermon Title - "The Heart Mouth Connection"

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

All Nations July 26 Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, July 26, 22014
Speaker: R. Clifford Jones, "The Power of Memory"
 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

August Graduation Weekend

Andrews University announces its summer graduation, taking place August 1–3.

Graduation weekend events begin Friday evening, August 1, with Consecration in Pioneer Memorial Church, and continue through the weekend, finishing with Commencement on Sunday, August 3. For details on the various weekend events and each program’s time and location, see below or visit andrews.edu/graduation.

Karl G.D. Bailey, associate professor of psychology at Andrews, will offer the Consecration address titled, “Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength.“ on Friday, August 1, at 8 p.m. in Pioneer Memorial Church.

Bailey holds a PhD in cognitive psychology from Michigan State University. He is heavily involved in research, especially in collaboration with students, and for the last four years has been investigating the internalization of Sabbath-keeping among Seventh-day Adventists and the relationship between Sabbath-keeping and wellbeing. Bailey has been at Andrews University for ten years.

On Saturday, August 2, Andrea Luxton, provost of Andrews University, will present the Baccalaureate address at 11:45 a.m. Her presentation is titled “The Life of Integrity.”

Luxton holds a PhD in English from Catholic University of America and a postgraduate diploma in institutional management and change in higher education from the University of Twente, Netherlands. During her career she has served in various roles as an educator and administrator, including as president of both Newbold College in England and Canadian University College in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. She has served as provost of Andrews University since 2010.

Additional departmental services are planned for Friday and Saturday. They are as follows:

Friday, August 1
School of Business Administration Ethics Oath Ceremony
11 a.m., Chan Shun Hall, Garber Auditorium

Saturday, August 2
Seminary Dedication Service
4 p.m., Seminary Chapel

Medical Laboratory Sciences Certificate Ceremony
5 p.m., Pioneer Memorial Church Youth Chapel

Department of Social Work Recognition Service
5:30 p.m., University Towers Auditorium

Graduation Vespers, honoring graduating students, family and guests, will take place at 8:30 p.m. in Pioneer Memorial Church, immediately followed by the President’s Reception for family and graduating students in the Great Lakes Room of the Campus Center.

For a full schedule of weekend events, visit andrews.edu/graduation.

On Sunday, August 3, Loren Hamel, president & CEO of Lakeland HealthCare and member of the Andrews University Board of Trustees, will be the speaker for the 9 a.m. Commencement service at Pioneer Memorial Church. His address is titled ”Inspired.”

Hamel holds an MD from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California, and a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He has worked in the Michigan healthcare system for 31 years, serving as a family physician and medical administrator. He is an active board member of Andrews University and the Southwest Michigan Economic Growth Alliance, and has also served Andrews as a clinical professor and director of the University’s health services.

Stephen E. Upton, chairman of the Upton Foundation and former senior vice president for corporate communications, education government affairs at the Whirlpool Foundation, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws during the Commencement service. Upton is a lifelong resident of southwestern Michigan who has devoted much of his life and energy to local community support for families and education through his philanthropic service, as chairman of the Upton Foundation and president of the Whirlpool Foundation. During his tenure at Whirlpool, Upton was deeply committed to customer service, launching the first-ever toll-free customer service helpline in the 1960s. He has also led support of Lakeland Regional HealthCare, served as a founding board member of the Lake Michigan College Foundation, and serving as a member of numerous community boards.

"Born Yesterday" Book Signing

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

AICER Presents Dr. Ostrander

The Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) is inviting faculty and students to attend a presentation on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 12:00 noon. 

Presenter:  Dr. Raymond Ostrander, Professor of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum, Andrews University

How to Write a Theoretical Framework  

Whether you are writing a thesis dissertation, or an article, the ability to craft a cogent and coherent theoretical framework is crucial to the process. Dr. Ostrander will present a practical, four-step process for writing a theoretical framework. These four steps include (1) Looking at the larger theoretical base of your study topic, (2) presenting a brief  historical overview of theoretical thinking related to your topic, (3) describing the current context of theoretical thinking, and (4) presenting a series of logic statements specific to your study that identify the variables your study addresses.

Venue:  Bell Hall Room 13

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

Jesus: The Desire of Ages

Stevensville Seventh-day Adventist Church

Saturday, August 9, 7 p.m.

This 62 minute film features the closing hours of the life of Christ and highlights selected sections from His days of ministry. Free.

Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy

"Islam and Christianity in Prophecy”
Daniel 11:2 - 12:3    By Pastor Tim Roosenberg
Stevensville Seventh-day Adventist Church
Sabbath August 2, 10:45 am – “Keys for understanding Daniel 11 and the fulfilled history of Daniel 11:2-39”                                                                                                                                    1:30 pm – “Islam & Christianity, the Coming Conflict - Daniel 11:40 – 43”                                                                                                   2:30 pm – “The Aftermath of the Coming Conflict and God’s people delivered -Daniel 11:44-12:3”
Question and Answer time at the end.
The headlines are unmistakable. Our world is on the precipice of extraordinary cataclysmic change. The conflict between two great world religions—Islam and Christianity—is fast approaching a devastating climax that will shake the whole world.

Indeed, the face of Western Europe has already been transformed through rapid Islamic expansion, and the fear of terror and holy war pervade the American psyche as multiple conflicts rage in the Middle East.

But what happens next—and when? In an age of constant unpredictability, how can we really know what the future holds?

After a decade of careful study and scholarly legwork, speaker Tim Roosenberg unveils a staggering new study of Bible prophecy that demonstrates that God’s Word is not silent regarding Islam in these last days.

“Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy” carefully explores and unlocks the mysterious book of Daniel, specifically chapter 11, unveiling a thrilling picture of prophecy that includes the past, present, and future roles of Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and the United States in the final conflict ahead. Along the way, Pastor Roosenberg provides the answers you need to survive the coming holy war, answers that will give you complete confidence in God’s Word and faith in the promises of Jesus Christ.


Website: IslamandChristianity.org
 

Graduate Seminar: COMM590 Gender, Race, Class

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dining Services Hours

Please take note the Gazebo will be closed this Sunday, July 27th for the day.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

http://bit.ly/1ewlDLL

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Week in Pictures

7Ambassadors Concert September 13

Ambassadors and Friends in Concert at Howard Performance Art Center
Saturday September 13th, 2014 at 7.30pm
Pre-sale tickets online at  http://7ambassadors.eventbrite.com
The group returns to Andrews University with its tradmark combination of acapella gospel favorites and irresistable African infused harmonies. Come enjoy a passionate and ferocious fun filled musical experience.

As part of the program, If you're interested in letting your mom, wife, sister, or girlfriend know what they mean to you, send their picture to angeltribute@hotmail.com. Remember to include the following:   

Your First name

Their First name.

A reason why you think she's an angel

Ten randomly selected pictures will be displayed during a special segment.

For more information, contact Isaac@savylearn.com.

Birth of Lucas Samuel

Daniel González, Faculty at the Department of Medical Laboratory Science, and his wife Anita, Training and Development Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources, announce the birth of their youngest son, Lucas Samuel.  Lucas was born on July 8, 2014 at 7:21pm, weighing 9 lbs. 3 oz., and measuring 20 1/2 inches.  Lucas was welcomed with lots of hugs and kisses from his nine siblings who had been praying for a baby brother for a few years. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Niles Westside July 19 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.

July 19: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker (VBS service at 11)

Village Church July 19 Service

 First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Bruce Hayward
Sermon Title - " Outstretched Hands and Closed Fists"

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

Michiana Fil-Am July 19 Service

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be pastor Roy Castelbuono. 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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Thomas Zirkle Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Thomas Zirkle, recent Andrews graduate, has been awarded the prestigious Arthur J. Schmitt Presidential Fellowship to fund his pursuit of a PhD in electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. The highly competitive scholarship, which is awarded to only a few students each year, includes full tuition of $44,000, a $32,500 annual stipend and student insurance, all renewable for five years.

Zirkle graduated summa cum laude in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a concentration in electrical and computer engineering as well as minors in physics and mathematics.  When he decided to apply for graduate school, he says, Notre Dame was a good fit for a number of reasons.

Most importantly, he says, “Notre Dame conducts the type of research I am interested in pursuing for my doctorate—namely nanofabrication of next generation computing hardware.” The school is also close enough that he can attend while his wife Madeline can have the option of finishing her degree at Andrews.

“This fellowship is an opportunity that has definitely helped to shape our present and our future,” says Zirkle. “I am excited that God has provided me with such an opportunity.”

Zirkle’s final career goal is to be a lead research scientist in the field of nanoelectronics, working on the next generation of computing hardware. In order to  get to that point he needs a strong background in research and a degree from a well-known graduate school.

“In the graduate electrical engineering program,” he says, “I will be able to work in the National Science Foundation-supported laboratories on campus, present my research at major conferences and learn under some of the leaders of my future career.”

Andrews University, Zirkle says, has been invaluable in equipping him for this next step in his academic career. He received research experience early in college as a research assistant to engineering professor Hyun Kwon during his freshman and sophomore years, and because of this he received two summer undergraduate research fellowships at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. These experiences, he says, “really opened the door for me to receive this prestigious award.”

The most important thing, Zirkle emphasizes, is to be proactive. “Andrews will provide you with the know-how,” he says, “but you have to supply the initiative. For those that have high aspirations for their futures…I can’t say enough on how valuable real-life experience can be in getting a job or into graduate school.”

“Thomas was an absolutely outstanding student!” enthuses Kwon. “When he was working as a student researcher, I noticed his talent as he focused and analyzed a problem in-depth and came up with a solution. He is one of the most memorable students for this self-discipline, integrity and most of all, his brilliant mind. I know that wherever he goes he will be noticed and he will astonish people around him.”

Monday, July 14, 2014

2014 Leadership Conference

The 2014 Andrews University Leadership Conference will be held from July 26-28, 2014. The theme of this year's conference is "Growing a Legacy," and Marshall Goldsmith and Gordon MacDonald will be keynote speakers.

For more information, visit www.andrews.edu/go/leadconference

Andrews Volunteers Needed

Graduation Weekend, Aug 1-3 — Volunteers needed (in addition to the Dean’s Office support the work of the Registrar) —
Hosts/Greeters for Sabbath overflow at PMC Youth Chapel and Howard Performing Arts Center – 11:45 service
Hosts/Greeters for Sabbath Vespers, PMC, 8 pm
Hosts/Greeters for President’s Reception following Vespers – approx. 9 pm
Hosts/Greeters for Commencement overflow at PMC Youth Chapel and Seminary Chapel – 8:30 am

Andrews University Pathfinder Day, Sunday, August 10 – volunteers needed for registration, serving meals, crowd control -
For those willing to give their time there will be a short orientation meeting required for specific assignments and details

Berrien County Youth Fair, August 11-18 – Hosts/Greeters at the Andrews booth. Volunteers receive a day pass to the fair!

Also coming up at the end of August is the campus United Way Campaign — think about how you may be involved there also!

It would be of great help to us is you could please circulate this request for volunteers among your office mates, friends, family, Andrews alumni, your department, and sign up with a few friends!  It’s always more fun to work together!

Thank you so much for your volunteer spirit and providing a warm Andrews welcome at these varied events.  We couldn’t do it without you!

For more information or to sign up, contact Rebecca May.

Eau Claire July 19 Service

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

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  "The Trouble with Strange Food" - Part 8 of 12 in the Exodus Series

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

Friday, July 11, 2014

Death of Minerva Stramen

The campus was saddened to learn of the passing of Minerva (Constantine) Stramen, long-time faculty member and principal of Ruth Murdoch Elementary School. She died Thursday, July 10, after a brief illness. Details of services will be posted when they become available. Please remember her sons, Tim and Tom Stramen, and the entire Constantine and Stramen family, in our prayers.

Visition will occur from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Pioneer Memorial Church on Friday, July 18, preceding the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Internment will follow the service at Rose Hill Cemetery.

 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Niles West Side July 12 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.

July 12: Pastor Bill Dudgeon, Speaker - "The Greatest of These"

All Nations July 12 Church Service

All Nations SDA Service, July 12, 2014
Speaker: Neat Randriamialison, "Game of Thrones"

Week in Pictures

Student Gardens Summer Job Posting

Are you interested in a summer job?   Click here for more detail.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Michiana Fil-Am July 12 Service

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be pastor Roy Castelbuono. 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

Village Church July 12 Service

Second Worship: 11:20 a.m.

Sermon Title - "Who Is My Neighbor"

Preacher - Pastor Paul Pellandini

Place - Village SDA Church

635 St Joseph Ave, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Phone # 471-7795 Contact Person - Linda Stuart

Eau Claire July 12 Church Service

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

Sabbath Speaker: Dr. Dick Davidson
Sermon Title:  "In This Quiet Sacred Hour"

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

Monday, July 7, 2014

Thank You To Our Friends

Your kind words and cards of sympathy, comfort, and support have meant a lot to us since the passing of Sylvia's mother.  The beautiful bouquet of flowers was very much appreciated and enjoyed in her memory.  We look forward to the day when there will be no more pain or tears.

Sylvia and Marvin Budd

           

New Life Fellowship Summer Services

New Life will be holding one church service a month from May-July. The regular schedule will resume in the fall semester.  Please join us this Sabbath, July 12, 2014 for the last of our next summer services. 

We will be meeting in the Seminary Chapel and service starts at 11:45 a.m.

We look forward to worshipping with you. 

 

Follow us on twitter for updates: @NewLifeSDAFello

Friday, July 4, 2014

Death of Elaine Waller

Elaine Louise Waller (retired music librarian at Andrews University) died Thursday, July 3, due to complications from pneumonia. She was 95 years old. Elaine began working in the cataloguing department of the James White Library in the early 60s and then after receiving her master's in library science, she served as music librarian.

A memorial service is being planned for later this summer, and an announcement regarding date, time and place will be made. Elaine is survived by two nieces (daughters of her brother, Robert), three grandnieces and a grandnephew. She has many friends in the Andrews University community.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Week In Pictures

Village Church July 5 Service

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, July, 5 2014

First Worship: 8:30 a.m. Second Worship: 11:20 a.m.

Sermon Title - "In Pursuit of Excellence"

Preacher - Pastor P. Gerard Damsteegt

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

Phone # 471-7795 Contact Person - Elizabeth Tan

A room for RENT

A nice room for rent

Very sunny, has two windows and carpeted

Prefer female student, enrolled at the Seminary

Please contact  Maria Barahona at 269-355-9884

All Nations July 5 Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, July 5, 2014

Speaker: Lloyd Hamilton

Sermon Title: "Faith's Inevitable Trials"

Teresa Reeve Named Seminary Associate Dean

Teresa Reeve, associate professor of New Testament at Andrews University, has been chosen as the new associate dean of the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. Reeve succeeds R. Clifford Jones, who is now serving as president of the Lake Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists following 19 years at the seminary, including ten years as associate dean.

Reeve comes to the position with several years of experience in teaching and ministry. She holds an MDiv from the Seminary and a PhD from the University of Notre Dame, and has been teaching in the Department of New Testament of the seminary for 11 years.

“Reeve’s appointment is especially significant because she is the first female associate dean in seminary history,” says Jiři Moskala, seminary dean. “This is an historical nomination, and I am glad I can play a part in it. With this appointment comes unique diversity in our seminary.”

When asked about the significance of her role as first female associate seminary dean, Reeve says, “I will leave others to debate what the appointment means for the church. For the seminary, my appointment is simply an expression of our belief that every believer is gifted by God, and it is our responsibility as the body of Christ to put everyone to work for Him in the places most appropriate to their gifting.”

Reeve began her career as an elementary teacher, teaching in Adventist and Montessori schools for ten years and earning an MA in educational and developmental psychology from Andrews. She has developed materials and services in various aspects of child and family ministries for the General Conference and North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists and Advent Source, including work with the Adventure Club and Sabbath School curricula.

Upon returning to Andrews to complete her MDiv, Reeve assisted the pastor and served as head elder at All Nations Church in Berrien Springs for several years, before completing her PhD and joining the New Testament department. During this time she has published numerous articles and served the church on a number of committees, including the Biblical Research Institute Committee, the Theology of Ordination Study Committee and the Seminary Deans’ Council.

“My central focus will be to work closely with the dean to pursue, in increasingly effective ways, our mission of preparing effective leaders to make disciples in preparation for Jesus’ soon coming,” says Reeve. “I especially hope to prioritize preparing students to work in a diverse, multicultural church by providing training, experiences and a diverse faculty that can serve as the needed educators and role models.”

Reeve says that she feels humbled by her appointment, but is counting on our gracious and mighty God for His wisdom and leading.

“I love my God, my church, and our seminary,” she says. “I am excited about serving the faculty and students and about seeking together the possibilities of the future and planning and working together in God’s wisdom for the service of His kingdom.”

Yard Sale on 4th of July

We had a successful yard sale last year on 4th of July. We are having it again starting at 8 am on July 4th, 2014. We have lamps, white books cases, women's bicycle, computer desk (big), gently used brand name clothes and shoes along with other "nick knacks".  Please come and check us out! Thank you.

The address is 1318 Cass Street, Niles, MI 49120.

Ernest Berlin Passes Away

Ernest Mario Berlin, 98, of Berrien Springs, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 5, in the Castelbuono Youth Chapel of Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University, with Pastor Don Dronen officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 3 p.m., and condolences may be left at www.allredfuneralhome.com. 

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July 6-Garage Sale

Garage Sale on JULY 6th (Sunday) At 8998 4th Street, Berrien Spring MI 49103 (4th street is the road that has the small green airport signs that point to Andrews University Air Park).

Items: Medium to XL Womens clothes, 0 to 6 month Baby Girl Clothes, Misc Toys, books and more!

 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Niles Westside July 5 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.

July 5: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

July 4 Hours for Dining Services

The Terrace Cafe, Gazebo, and Dining Services Office will be closed  this Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. 

We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Have a safe + fun holiday!

2014 TAUS Retreat

Tanzanian Adventists In United States (TAUS)
presentsTHE 2014 TAUS RETREAT.

The Tanzanian Adventists in United States national leadership is kindly inviting all people to their Annual Retreat scheduled to take place on the campus of Andrews University July 2-6, 2014.

Main Speaker: Elder Geoffrey G. Mbwana, General Vice President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

When: July 2-6, 2014 (Wednesday-Sunday).
Where: Chan Shun Hall (Wednesday-Friday)
Howard Performing Arts Center (Sabbath).

Theme: SAVED TO SERVE

*** Sabbath evening: Special music concert by talented singers from choirs and singing groups from around the Michiana area.

Come One Come All

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Watercolor Images by Herbert W Helm Jr.

The Scarlet Macaw Community Art Center presents WATERCOLOR IMAGES by Herbert W. Helm Jr., Professor of Psychology, July 4-27. The Center's Gallery's July Exhibition is a solo show and the public is invided to attend the opening reception on July 4 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The Scarlet Macaw is located downtown at 5888 Sawyer Road, Sawyer, MI. 

2014 TESOL Certificate Program

Do you want to teach English overseas?
Do you want to be a student missionary?
Do you want to be an English language tutor?

The TESOL Certificate Program is an intensive workshop covering the basic
language concepts and methods of teaching English to speakers
of other languages. 

The program dates are July 7-August 1, 2014


Participants register for the following seven credits:
ENGL 460—Linguistics (3 credits)
ENGL 435—Topics in Linguistics: TESOL Certificate (4 credits) *
* Students completing the TESOL minor must register for:
ENGL 465—TESOL Methods (2 credits)
ENGL 435—Topics: The TESOL Professional (1 credit)
ENGL 435—Topics: Teaching & Learning for the TESOL Classroom (1 credit)
Non-credit option available: $1,800
Credit option, regular tuition ($1,028 per credit)

AICER Presents Dr. Burnett

The Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) is inviting faculty and students to attend a presentation on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 12:00 noon. 

Presenter: Dr. Harvey Burnett, AssistantProfessor of Psychology, Andrews University

Understanding the Relationship of Trauma, Substance Use, and Resilience among a Religiously Affiliated University Students

This study examined patterns of association between substance use, trauma, and resilience at a conservative church-affiliated university.  The authors used resilience data (N = 278) from a Health Risk and Protective Factors Study that was conducted during the 2012 spring semester.  Research team included Dr. Harvey Burnett, Dr. Duane McBride, Kristen Witzel and graduate student Kylah Allers.

Venue:  Bell Hall Room 13

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.

AICER Presents Dr. Matthews

The Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) is inviting faculty and students to attend a presentation on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 12:00 noon. 

Presenter:  Dr. John Matthews, Professor of Educational Administration and Religious Education

Does Religion Manipulate the Minds of Children? A Rejoinder to the Critics

Christians have been accused of manipulating the minds of their children by controlling what they experience. From an extreme secular perspective—secular meaning of the present age (culture)—theapproach of Christians in raising their children is regarded as indoctrination akin to brainwashing. This presentation examines whether or not it is acceptable for Christians to raise their children as Christians.

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.

Re:Focus 2014 International COR Summit.

Held on August 19, the focus of the summit will be "Church of Refuge: Supporting Local Young Adult Ministry."

Michiana Fil-Am July 5 Service

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be Salcor Quines. 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

Eau Claire SDA Church Juy 5 Service

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

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  "The Mystery of the Crystal Fountain"

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

Howard Performing Arts Center 2014-15 Season Preview

The Howard Performing Arts Center announces the 2014–2015 season of its concert series Howard Center Presents… The Howard Performing Arts Center was designed to enhance the beautiful music of live performance, and this season celebrates the natural qualities of the Howard Performing Arts Center, featuring artists whose music is enhanced by the concert hall’s incredible acoustics. Even the well-known Christian contemporary artists, Jars of Clay and David Phelps, will perform in “un-plugged” concerts.

The season will kick off with Petar Jankovic Ensemble, a musical fusion of guitar and string quartet, on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. The ensemble will play a unique mix of Spanish pieces, passionate tangos, classical masterpieces and contemporary compositions. Later that month, enjoy an evening of classical music by violinist Carla Trynchuk, cellist Stephen Framil and pianist Chi Yong Yun on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m.

In support of the community, The Howard Performing Arts Center will offer a free small-business showcase on Sept. 21. Attendees can discover the benefits of “shopping small” as they meet local business owners and learn about their products and services. This is also an opportunity for business owners to network with each other and reach new clientele. The showcase will begin at 3 p.m. and culminate in a concert by Lake Effect Jazz Big Band at 5 p.m. Contact the Howard Center for information on representing your business at this event.

On Sunday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., violinist Dana Lyn and guitarist Kyle Sanna will present an evening of traditional Irish music. Lyn was featured on “The Raw Bar” and “Geanntrai,” documentaries on traditional Irish music that aired on national television in Ireland. Sanna has performed with some of the greatest living interpreters of Irish music including Kevin Burke and Martin Hayes.

As part of the prestigious honor of winning the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, The Telegraph Quartet will make a stop at the Howard Performing Arts Center. The winning quartet, made up of two violins, a viola and a cello, is comprised of young adults from San Francisco, California. Their concert at the Howard Center will be Sunday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m.

Jars of Clay, a well-known Christian band, will perform selections from their new album, “Inland,” as well as fan favorites on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. Jars of Clay is on their 20th anniversary tour. Their music, marked by lush keyboard melodies, strong acoustic rhythm guitar and rich lyrics, has won the group three GRAMMY awards.

On Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., Charles Reid and the love of his life, Julie Reid, will share an evening of favorite love songs. They will explore the complexities of love, a topic that has captivated poets and musicians throughout time, with their celebrated repertoire.

The Andrews University Symphony Orchestra, producer and pianist Belford Hernandez and conductor Claudio Gonzalez present diverse sounds spanning from classical Christmas themes to Celtic tunes and soulful color in this concert celebrating the Christmas season with “A Christmas Celebration: Sounds of the Season with a Soulful Touch” on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. The University Singers join them throughout, culminating with the famous “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah. Other works include arrangements by Hernandez and David Williamson. Celebrate the season with this diverse array of sounds.

The Howard Performing Arts Center will present “HIS Creation,” a family-friendly program on Saturday, Jan. 10. Rich Aguilera, "The Mud Guy" from Guide Magazine and 3ABN’s “Kids Time,” will give an interactive presentation about how the world was designed and created by an all-powerful and loving God. Two showings, at 6 and 8 p.m., will entertain parents and children alike.

Featured on NBC’s hit musical competition “The Sing-Off,” The Filharmonic is a six-member a cappella boy band whose vocal style exemplifies an urbanesque hip-hop sound with 90s nostalgia. Their concert at the Howard Center will be on Sunday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m.

David Phelps, known for his singing with the Gaither Vocal Band, will perform on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. He will showcase his powerhouse tenor voice by singing Christian favorites from his albums over the years.
“Tied up in Knotts,” a one-woman comedy routine, will be in the Howard Center on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. Karen Knotts will perform and tell stories about her legendary father, Don Knotts. Don Knotts is most known for his role as Barney Fife on the “Andy Griffith Show.”

A father-and-son team will wrap up the season on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. Trumpeter Brandon Ridenour and pianist Rich Ridenour will delight the audience with their comedic stage presence while they perform music from classical masterworks to American ragtime. Brandon also plays trumpet in the entertaining and talented group, Canadian Brass.

All tickets go on sale Monday, August 4, 2014, and can be purchased online at howard.andrews.edu, or by calling the Box Office at 888-467-6442 or 269-471-3560. Ticket prices for concerts will vary, but the Howard Performing Arts Center’s 11th season will continue to provide world-class arts to the community at affordable prices.

AICER Brown Bag Symposia

AICER BROWN BAG SYMPOSIA

During the month of July, the Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) will host  three webinars from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm.  Students and Faculty are invited.

 

Dr. John Matthews, Professor of Educational Administration and Religious Education

Does Religion Manipulate the Minds of Children? A Rejoinder to the Critics
Christians have been accused of manipulating the minds of their children by controlling what they experience. From an extreme secular perspective—secular meaning of the present age (culture)—the approach of Christians in raising their children is regarded as indoctrination akin to brainwashing. This presentation examines whether or not it is acceptable for Christians to raise their children as Christ           Bell Hall, Friday July 11, 12:00 noon

 

Dr. Harvey Burnett,  Assistant Professor of Psychology, Andrews University

Understanding the Relationship of Trauma, Substance Use, and Resilience among a Religiously Affiliated University Students                                                                                                                                   This study examined patterns of association between substance use, trauma, and resilience at a conservative church-affiliated university.  The authors used resilience data (N = 278) from a Health Risk and Protective Factors Study that was conducted during the 2012 spring semester.  Research team included Dr. Harvey Burnett, Dr. Duane McBride, Kristen Witzel and graduate student Kylah Allers.             Bell Hall, Monday July 14, 12:00 noon

 

Dr. Raymond Ostrander, Professor of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum, Andrews University

How to Write a Theoretical Framework                                                                                                             Whether you are writing a thesis dissertation, or an article, the ability to craft a cogent and coherent theoretical framework is crucial to the process. Dr. Ostrander will present a practical, four-step process for writing a theoretical framework. These four steps include (1) Looking at the larger theoretical base of your study topic, (2) presenting a brief  historical overview of theoretical thinking related to your topic, (3) describing the current context of theoretical thinking, and (4) presenting a series of logic statements specific to your study that identify the variables your study addresses.                                                               Bell Hall, Wednesday July 30, 12:00 noon

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

 

 

Department of Physical Therapy Class of 2014 Research Poster Presentations

Date:  Friday, August 1, 2014

Time:  9:00 am to 11:30 am

Location:  Andrews University Physical Therapy Building

                8515 East Campus Circle Drive

The Class of 2014 Doctor of Physical Therapy scholars will present their original research posters on various physical therapy related topics.  Everyone is welcome to attend this open house event between 9:00 am to 11:30 am.  This will be a beneficial educational experience for faculty, clinicians and students.  Please show your support of our student scholars by attending this function.  Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, June 30, 2014

2014 TESOL Certificate Program

Do you want to teach English overseas?
Do you want to be a student missionary?
Do you want to be an English language tutor?

July 7-August 1, 2014.  The TESOL Certificate Program is an intensive workshop covering the basic
language concepts and methods of teaching English to speakers
of other languages.  


Participants register for the following seven credits:
ENGL 460—Linguistics (3 credits)
ENGL 435—Topics in Linguistics: TESOL Certificate (4 credits) *
* Students completing the TESOL minor must register for:
ENGL 465—TESOL Methods (2 credits)
ENGL 435—Topics: The TESOL Professional (1 credit)
ENGL 435—Topics: Teaching & Learning for the TESOL Classroom (1 credit)
Non-credit option available: $1,800
Credit option, regular tuition ($1,028 per credit)

Friday, June 27, 2014

An Afternoon With The King

Come apart and rest awhile in “An Afternoon with the King!”  This is an afternoon retreat that you can participate in from home, a park, or the beach, with periodic connection and sharing with others who are on the same retreat.  See www.ReachForTheSummit.org/retreat. For more details.

Lamson Health Club Closed for 4th of July weekend

Lamson Health Club will be closed on Friday and Sunday, July 4 & 6, for the holiday weekend.

STUDENTS: Take Course Surveys

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

Most courses will be surveyed electronically through our automated system, Class Climate.  Email invitations for each course survey will be sent Sunday morning, June 29.  If the survey is not taken, reminders will be sent automatically every three days until July 13.  A Certificate of Completion will be generated after each survey is submitted.  This may be saved or emailed, and used as proof of completion if the instructor offers any type of incentive. 

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

GC Vice President Presents at Andrews

Geoffrey G. Mbwana, general vice president of the General Conference, will be presenting July 2-6 in Chan Shun Hall and the Howard Center for the 2014 Tanzanian Adventists in the United States Retreat. Click the attachment below for details.

Attachments

Academic Records Closed Monday

The Office of Academic Records will be closed on Monday, June 30. Students who wish to change their classes from credit to audit or to withdraw from Summer Term 2 classes may bring their signed registration forms to the front counter on Tuesday, July 1 for processing.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Week In Pictures

Doctoral Defense: Charity Garcia

Doctoral Defense, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Charity H. Garcia will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Charity H. Garcia’s dissertation title is, “Toward Christian-Identity Response Theory: Exploring Identity, Spirituality, and Response to Adversity among African American Males Placed At-risk.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub,by calling 471-3109.

Pathfinder Leadership seminars

 Summer seminars offered at PMC

Master Guide - Youth Chapel
Leadership  June 28, 5:15 - 7:15pm
    Communications July 5, 5 - 7 pm
    Resources July 12, 5-7 pm
    Child & Youth Evangelism July 19, 5-7pm
    Christian Storytelling & Fundamental Beliefs July 26, 5-7pm

PLA  July 13, Camping, 8:30 - 11am

PIA July 5,  Using Your Influence 2:30 - 3:45pm
      Preparing Your Presentation 4:00 - 5:15pm
 

Doctoral Defense: Denise Shaver

Dissertation Defense, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Denise J. Shaver will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Curriculum & Instruction. Denise J. Shaver’s dissertation title is, “The Impact of Accreditation on the Teacher Education Curriculums at Two Historically Black Colleges from 1920-1940.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub,by calling 471-3109.

Andrews University Hires Long-Term Gymnics Coach

Eric Paddock, 2013–14 interim Gymnics coach, has been hired permanently into the position as Gymnics coach at Andrews University. Paddock holds an associate’s degree in pre-physical therapy, and a bachelor’s degree in sport studies with a concentration in human performance from Southern Adventist University (Collegedale, Tennessee).


Paddock began coaching the Gymnics, a 30-member sports acrobatics group, in September 2013, following previous coach Christian Lighthall’s departure. Paddock came to the position with background in leadership, coaching and teambuilding, having served as boys’ director at two youth summer camps and as a coach at the Gym-Kids Gymnastics Program in Collegedale.


“Eric did very well in his first year,” says Emmanuel Rudatsikira, dean of the School of Health Professions. “He brought the Gymnics together very quickly. The team members appreciate the fact that he uses a systematic approach to tryouts, and he has had a number of successes such as tour shows that have received high marks and successful routine performances at Acrofest. I am confident that Eric will continue to bring the Gymnics to a higher level of excellence.”


“It is a great honor to be able to continue here at Andrews University,” Paddock says. “The year behind us was a success in my eyes, and the year ahead of us is looking great. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us from here on out.” 

Second Annual Andrews Research Conference

By Melodie Roschman

Andrews University announces its second annual Andrews Research Conference (ARC), to be held May 13–17, 2015, in Buller Hall on the University’s Berrien Springs campus. The focus of the conference next year will be early career research in social sciences.


The event is open to current graduate students or professors within ten years of receiving their PhDs. Researchers must work in the fields of social work, psychology, communication, community & international development, or anthropology. Sponsored by the North American Division and General Conference of Adventists as well as Andrews, this is a minor conference as part of the biannual Adventist Human-Subjects Research Association Conference.


The conference’s purpose, explains Gary Burdick, associate dean for research, is to “network Adventist researchers across North America, building relationships and partnerships that will enhance the professional careers of the participants while providing a place for them to share their research in the context of faith.”


The Office of Research & Creative Scholarship, which organizes ARC, notes that while some Andrews faculty will be involved in the event, most presentations will be by researchers outside of Andrews. They are especially looking for Adventist graduate students outside of Adventist universities, and encourage international students to send representatives. Abstracts are due at the beginning of 2015; an exact deadline will be announced later in 2014. For more details and updates about the conference, visit their webpage at andrews.edu/services/research/arc.


The first Andrews Research Conference (ARC) was held from May 7–11, 2014, focusing on early career researchers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). The conference featured a mixture of academic presentations and social activities, with six presentation sessions spread over two days, as well as a message from Paul Brantley, NAD vice president, hiking, canoeing and volleyball, and a private viewing at the Andrews University Observatory. 

Student Gardens Featured in NAD News

On June 9, 2014, the Mobile Farm Market, provided by the Andrews University Student Gardens, opened for business for the first time, selling fresh produce in Benton Harbor for six hours.

The farmer’s market on wheels is a program sponsored by the Andrews University Student Gardens and partially funded by a Michigan State grant as part of the Be Healthy Berrien initiative. In partnership with the Berrien County Health Department and Planning Commission, the YMCA, Lakeland Healthcare, the cities of Buchanan, Niles and Stevensville, and United Way, the Gardens will be helping host a mobile farm market at strategic locations within the county in an effort to bring affordable healthy food to the community.

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Niles SDA Church VBS

Vacation Bible School: Join us at Niles Westside Adventist Church (1105 Grant St, Niles) from 9-11:45 a.m. the week of July 14-18 as we have fun learning about "Weird Animals - Where Jesus' Love is One of a Kind!" For children ages 4 - 12 (6th grade). Please pre-register early at www.nileswestside.org/vbs. Questions? Contact the church at secretary@nileswestside.org or 269-683-5998.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Dean's List Spring 2014

Date: June 25, 2014
 

Andrews University has announced the names of undergraduate students appearing on the dean's list for spring semester 2014. The following students have achieved a semester GPA of 3.5 or above with at least 12 credits, no incompletes and no grade below a B. There are 574 students on this list.

Aakre, Jayson P.
Abbott, Hannah E.
Abraham, Kristen J.
Abreu, Charles M.
Ahn, Joshua K.
Aka, Mariko D.
Alexander, Criston A.
Allen, Daniel G.
Allen, Rodney C.
Alvarez, Ada L.
Amaro, Amanda
Andersen, Sten D.
Anderson, Chelesia J.
Angellakis, Alexander A.
Anobile, Aurianna D.
Anthony, Rachel L.
Antonov, Alexandr
Anzures, Michelle C.
Arkusinski, Abigail A.
Ashton, Benjamen D.
Ataides, Kettlen Cristh P.
Atkins, Christiana D.
Babb, Zackery T.
Baek, Seongkyeong
Baez, Luz V.
Bailey, Kaydra A.
Bailey, Tiffany A.
Baker, Jeffrey P.
Baldwin, Bryan J.
Bankes, Emily-Jean E.
Baptist, Brandon M.
Baptist, Kaitlin E.
Bardan, Christian
Barnum, Alexandra I.
Barrett, Brendan C.
Barrett, Cynthia E.
Bartram, Taylor P.
Bastos, Linda
Battle, Alicia L.
Bauer, Khelsea V.
Bauer, Kylynda C.
Beisiegel, Amy S.
Benavides, Rafael A.
Benjelloun, Amir
Berger, Rocio
Bishop, Kristen M.
Bissereth, D'nedgyne
Bjelica, Aiyana C.
Blackmer, Alyssa L.
Blackwood, Merlique A.
Blahovich, Christina L.
Bonilla, Cindy I.
Borabon, Rhonalin Evy R.
Borges, Nathalie
Bornman, Madeline R.
Bosco, Alaryss M.
Bovee, Ryan Y.
Bradfield, Erica L.
Bradfield, Lyndon N.
Brassington, Connor L.
Breetzke, Ashley N.
Bresnahan, Melissa K.
Brown, Andrew J.
Brown, Anna C.
Brown, Donna M.
Brown, Kenreah L.
Browne, Charles A.
Buchholz, Adam E.
Bugbee, Anna L.
Burrill, Kristi L.
Butlin, James G.
Byun, Andrew
Caceres, Nestor M.
Caceres, Paola S.
Cadette, Philadelphia R.
Cady, David C.
Cady, Ilana J.
Calderon, Arleni M.
Calhoun, Jennifer L.
Calhoun, Stephanie L.
Cameron, Cecelia R.
Campbell, Seth T.
Carrington, Lisa J.
Carter, Pamela Y.
Cassell, Shane A.
Castang, Daniel A.
Castellanos, Lucero
Castillo, Anamaria
Catumbela, Edna E.
Chacko, Matthew W.
Chadwick, Marthita N.
Chang, Alexis J.
Chang, Samantha N.
Cheek, Katherine E.
Cheeseboro, Belinda D.
Chen, Siyu
Chen, Yiqi
Chi, Hannah J.
Chirachevin, Purin
Chlevin, Cassandra N.
Cho, Brandon S.
Cho, Eun Byeol
Cho, Hyein
Choi, Benjamin Y.
Choi, Hannah D.
Choi, Hannah J.
Choi, Ji Min
Choi, Kenneth D.
Choi, Michael
Chong, Aram
Chun, Noah Y.
Clark, Bre'Anna S.
Clark, Richard A.
Coleman, Ayanna C.
Coleman, Casey A.
Coleman-Prouty, Elaine M.
Colomb, Ashley M.
Comeau, Ryan R.
Cook, Gabrielle E.
Cooper, Bradley A.
Corion, Tanika L.
Costa, Adislen
Covrig, Colette L.
Croughan, Brenden C.
Cruttenden, Rebecca L.
Dalgleish, Hannah M.
Davidovas, Steven N.
Davis, Donovan J.
Davis, Jodeon Y.
Davisson, Richard A.
Defensor, Renon A.
Dehm, Kayla J.
Delgado, Adriana P.
Delgado, Carla D.
Desrosiers, Reginald J.
Destine, Tarah K.
DeWind, Katie L.
Dieck, Megan E.
Dietrich, Kevin H.
Dillard, Kiara L.
Distan, Erikah A.
Diya, Ralph T.
Diya, Rolane Tweenie T.
Dominguez, Saul
Dooks, Alicia M.
Dooks, Megan N.
Doram, Jonathan E.
Duah, Martha M.
Dunn, Christina N.
Dunn, Tatianna J.
Durandis, Perla
Duvra, Daniela M.
Easton, Samantha J.
Ellis, Whitney N.
Emanuel, Jamie E.
Ezeribe, Hazel O.
Faletogo, Ieti
Fatal, Melissa
Fennig, Kalyn C.
Fernand, Avielle
Filkoski, Jennifer L.
Flores, Josias A.
Fogel, Abraham L.
Francis, Ludanne G.
Frazier, Kerry E.
Frey, Delia S.
Froemming, Krista L.
Fuhrman, Gregory J.
Fuller, Rebecca A.
Gaines, Zipporah R.
Garcia, Miguel A.
Gehring, Nicholas R.
Gensolin, Rachelle J.
Gilbert, Cassandra S.
Gillen, Erica S.
Gillespie, Calin C.
Gomez, Daniel M.
Gonzalez, Amante J.
Greene, Bonnie L.
Grellmann, Shelly M.
Grube, Austin M.
Gruesbeck, Michael L.
Guo, Jia
Haankwenda, Shaun M.
Halbritter, Kathryn R.
Hall, Dakota J.
Hall, L'Mar A.
Harmon, Ronald A.
Hart, Kelsey T.
Harvey, Courtney-Lynn
Haskins, Dwagne J.
Hazen, Harper J.
Hendrickson, Kyrsten J.
Henry, Irma
Hernandez, Michael E.
Hess, Michael L.
Hickman, Joseph D.
Hilton, Nathon L.
Hinds, Givan A.
Hodges, Alexander W.
Hodges, Cooper B.
Holdipp, Stefan E.
Holzschuher, Jordan A.
Hong, Andrew J.
Hong, Sung Ho
Horn, Joshua G.
Hotz, Natalie R.
Hu, Yuan Chang B.
Huh, Austin S.
Hunt, Renee A.
Hwang, Irene S.
Hwang, Yeseul
Iller, Eliana C.
Im, Justin H.
Imperio, Michelle E.
Ito, Keiko A.
Jaeger, Jonathan B.
James, Alanna E.
Jamieson, Sarah R.
Jardine, Kalissa H.
Jarvis, Ryan David T.
Jencks, Adam S.
Jenkins, Christopher M.
Jeon, Won Jin
Jewett, Robert C.
Jiang, Kun
Jin, Soo Y.
Joseph, Jenise S.
Joslin, Jeffrey M.
Jung, Nathaniel H.
Kang, Luke C.
Kang, Yoona
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King, Olivia C.
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Yu, So-yeun
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David Steen's Mother Passed Away

By David Steen

My dear mother.
Frances Elizabeth Fuller Steen
December 16, 1919 - June 21, 2014
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 1 Thessalonians 4:13

We now have yet another reason to look forward to that bright morning. Even so come Lord Jesus.

He then posted the following yesterday, Sunday:
Is there a good way to die?

My dear mother died yesterday. She lived for 94 and a half years. And on thinking about how she died, I can't imagine a better way to die. It was an answer to prayer really. Because for a long time, I have been praying to God, asking Him to transition my aging parents from this life to their long sleep in a gentle and dignified way as only He can. God is so good because mother's death was gentle and dignified.

So here is what happened - with some background.

For the last decade or two my folks opted to continue living in their Holly Hill home. It is the home place that they designed and built in 1962. It is where we have all called home since returning from many years of mission service in Ethiopia. It is where they have been very comfortable. But as dad lost his vision and then his mobility, and as mom lost her ability to drive, and with the Pisgah Villa and retirement facility next door, they were often tempted to sell this home place and move so they would have much less to manage in their old age. But indecision always becomes a decision and year after year they stayed here.

They simply could not have managed here on Holly Hill had it not been for Philip, my youngest brother, Geoff, and many others.

Philip lives in neighboring Madison county. Four years ago, he quit his log cabin building/cabinet making/blacksmithing jobs and focused his attention on care giving. He read and studied, asked questions, and with much learning from trial and error, he has lovingly cared for mother and daddy. For him, the day to day caring involved commuting an hour every day to fix their breakfast, keep up with their medications, getting them out for exercise and activities, grocery shopping, taking care of the home place, taking care of the ever present health care issues, cleaning up the ever present physiological accidents, preparing their evening meal and making sure that all was well before commuting back to care for his own place. Many were the times that he stayed overnight to make sure all was well.

Philip could not have done it alone. Grandson Geoff Steen also lives near Asheville. With his heart of gold, his caregiving skills, his culinary skills, and his great gifts for gentle service, Geoff has been a huge blessing to my parents assisting Philip in the day to day care, giving Philip much needed weekly respite. And Geoff's father, my younger brother James, an ER doc in Boston was frequently consulted when there were medical issues. His knowledge and expertise helped keep mother and daddy both healthy. So many have stepped in to help so that they could stay here at home during their old age. Friends, neighbors, all have helped and their demonstrations of love made the difference.

Mother was mobile to the end. Correction, she was highly mobile to the end. She was agile and always a fast walker. When Philip took them out for walks, mother was always far ahead and dad far behind moving slowly with his cane or walker, Philip hard pressed to keep them together. Mother did have down-times with her mobility. She did have periodic TIA-like episodes with loss of mobility, slurred speech, and drooping face and mental confusion. After extensive testing, neurologists called these episodes migraines rather than TIAs. Following every down time of these episodes, she would bounce back to her bright, energetic, social self again.

So it was that about two weeks ago mother had another episode. And to show that she was on the rebound, last Sabbath, after Philip put them to bed and left, the two old timers, like young kids got out of bed, dressed, and walked down their steep driveway to the neighbors to catch a ride to the church social where they had a grand time. Tuesday, Philip took them out to see the great grand kids in Madison county. Mother seemed to be bouncing back well. But Wednesday morning she didn't wake up. She continued sleeping, non-responsive, her pupils now fixed. This looked like the beginning of THE END. Hospice brought in a hospital bed which was placed in front of the picture window in her bed room. This is where mother loves to sit and view Mount Pisgah in the distance. But Wednesday she wasn't viewing. She was sleeping.

All day she slept. No change Thursday. The family started coming together on Friday. No change. No urine output. No response. Jim and Sandy flew in from Boston Friday afternoon, we drove down from MI arriving Friday evening, Claude and Donna cut short a counseling session in WV to drive in late Friday night. Lisa and Kevin arrived from Eastern Carolina Sabbath afternoon. Kind neighbors kept checking in and dropping off food.

Then at 4:45 Sabbath afternoon, God invited her to enter His gracious rest and she accepted. She just stopped breathing. No pain. No struggle. If this isn't a good way to die, I don't know what that would be. At home, with all your family around you, at peace, on a beautiful Sabbath afternoon, after 94.5 years of living an active life of humble service to others, like Jacob in Genesis 49:33, she simply gathered her feet into her bed and yielded up the ghost.

The girls dressed her in pretty clothes, fixed her hair and she looked so quiet and peaceful.

Is there a good way to die?

Thank you sweet Jesus. What a kind way to end this chapter. You are the best.

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To comply with the oft-stated wishes of our parents, Claude and Elizabeth Steen, mother's body will be cremated now. Then, after dad follows her in death, we plan on having a public memorial service for the two of them together. They lived and served together as a team. They want to be remembered together.

Niles Westside June 28 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.

June 28: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Village Church June 28 Worship Service

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, June 28, 2014
First Worship: 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship:  11:20 a.m.
Sermon Title - "High Priced Commodities"
Preacher -  Pastor Ron Kelly


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

Student Gardens on Local Radio

Garth Woodruff, assistant professor of horticulture and landscape design, was on a radio show earlier this week talking about the Student Gardens' new role within the county's Be Healthy Berrien initiative. This includes the Mobile Farm Market, funded by a grant through Berrien County and a partnership with Lakeland Healthcare, United Way, two local YMCAs, and the Berrien County Planning Commission. 

To listen to the 5-minute interview, click the link below. If clicking the link doesn't work, right click and download to your computer to listen.

Michiana Fil-Am June 28 Worship Service

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be pastor Roy Castelbuono. 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.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Garage Sale

Multi-family garage sale -- washer, dryer, dishwasher, drafting table, exercise equipment, bicycles, joggette, vacuums, breadmaker, kitchen items, knick-knacks, clothes, shoes, purses, books, videos, Little Tikes toys and other misc. toys, old games and lots more. Come see what we have, it may just be what you need. We are at 9012 Midway Drive which is two blocks north of Kephart and Main. Just follow the signs. We will be open Thursday, June 26 through Sunday, June 29 from 9 to 5. Hope to see you there!!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Faculty Couple Publishes Book

Biblical counseling is a resource for Christians who need help locating the sin in their lives and cutting it out. Authors David and Beverly Sedlacek offer the truths they have learned through years of clinical practice in their comprehensive guide to “Cleansing the Sanctuary of the Heart.”

This book is a distillation of the biblical principles the Sedlaceks have used to heal others who have sought counseling for addictions, mental and emotional disorders, relationship problems and abuse.

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Alumnus "Exudes Confidence"

Youssef Yomtoob has yet to meet a school district on which he can’t have a positive effect.

The new School City of East Chicago superintendent, affectionately nicknamed “Dr. Joe” by those who know him, told the crowd of parents, teachers and administrators that everyone “is in it together” and that there will be no “they and us” once he takes over the reins July 1. The School Board voted unanimously to offer Yomtoob a five-year contract at a special meeting Friday night, the terms of which will be discussed during a public hearing at the June 30 meeting.

Yomtoob, whose career spanned 50 years before he retired from Hawthorn School District in Vernon Hills, Illinois, said his philosophy stems from research at a district he was in during the 1970s that revealed all students, despite their racial or economic backgrounds, have the potential to succeed. He carried those principles everywhere he went and said he left each place a little better than he found it.

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Eau Clair June 28 Church Service

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

Sabbath Speaker: VBS Program
Sermon Title:  "The Life of Moses"

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

Gazebo Closed Saturday Nights

Dear Resident Hall Students, 

Due to the low number of customers who use the Gazebo on Sabbath evenings, they will now be closing for Sabbath supper.  However, they will be providing a small number of box suppers to each residence hall for those in need of a meal. These will be at no cost and will be given on a first-come first-serve basis.

If you are on a meal plan a box supper will be set aside for you until 7 PM tomorrow evening. If you choose to eat somewhere else and do not come to pick it up by that time, we will make it available to others who would like it.

Thank you for your understanding of this change. Feel free to speak with a dean if you have any questions or concerns.

David Iwasa
Director of University Towers
Director of Conventions and Guest Services
Andrews University
8400 W Campus Circle Drive
Berrien Springs, MI 49104
Office 269-471-3663
Fax 269-471-6659
www.andrews.edu/services/convention

Buchanan Art Center Exhibits

A public reception will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Buchanan Art Center, and will feature three, new exhibits by local artists: Recapturing Joy; Mixed Media Paintings by Maureen Sylvia Lighthall in the Roti Roti Gallery; Imagination and Whimsy; monotypes and etchings by Anne Vandermolen in the Showplace Gallery, and Reflections of Time; Photography by Vasilisa (Lisa) Kiselevich. These exhibits open on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 and run through Saturday, August 16th, 2014. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Assessment Help

Do you need to gather assessment data for the previous or current academic year? Do you need to put your assessment findings into Weave?  Would you like some assistance?  Help is available at the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.  Please contact Laura Carroll by email at assessment@andrews.edu or by phone at ext. 3308 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.

Student Life Office Closed Friday, June 27

The Student Life office will be closed Friday, June 27, due to custodial work. International Student Services staff will still be available on June 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., via their Campus Center lobby doors.

Normal Student Life office hours will resume Monday, June 30.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Doctoral Defense

Dissertation Defense, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 12:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in Buller Hall, Room #149. Appiah Kwarteng will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Appiah Kwarteng’s dissertation title is, "Perceptions of Seventh-day Adventist Church Elders in Ghana and the United States on Servant Leadership and Culture." Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

Doctoral Defense

Doctoral Defense, Monday, June 23, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Buller Hall, Room #149, Samuel Adaboh will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Curriculum & Instruction. Samuel Adaboh’s dissertation title is, “An Evaluation of the Bachelor's Degree in Accounting Program in A Ghanaian Private University.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109

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