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Friday, January 31, 2014

Revive Vespers

JOIN US FOR THE FINAL VESPERS OF THE SERIES!


Ellen White: More than a Prophet?

Speaker: Justin Torossian

Description: Justin Torossian, a third-generation grandson of Ellen G. White, will present a three-part series on the topic of the Spirit of Prophecy.

Location: Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex, Andrews University.

- PART 1: Ellen: The Woman Behind the Ministry  (Friday, January 17 at 7:30 pm)

- PART 2: EGW vs WWW  (Friday, January 24 at 7:30 pm)

- PART 3: Ellen G Who? (Friday, January 31 at 7:30 pm)

What do a Jewish rabbi from Ronald Reagan's staff, a Muslim Imam, and a non-Christian modern health advocate have in common? Come find out! 

Chocolate Extravaganza & Silent Auction

Chocolate Extravaganza & Silent Auction: Sunday, February 9, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Niles Adventist School (110 N Fairview Ave, Niles). Ticket Reservations: Call 269-683-5444 or reserve through our web site at www.nilesadventistschool.org. Children are welcome, but there will be NO childcare provided. This event raises funds for new playground and sound equipment for NAS. Come sample a variety of chocolates, enjoy the music, and bid on your favorite items from businesses in the area. Our web site is updated often with auction items that will be available.

Andrews Violinist Featured Soloist

Southern's Symphony Orchestra Performance To Feature Winners of Concerto Competition, including Pablo Sanchez-Pazos of Andrews University.

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Professor to Lecture at Southern

Archaeology Lecture by Randall Younker To Shed Light On New Discoveries In Jordan

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Looking for a voice over actor!

The Department of Biology is producing a video about their research and needs a voice over actor to record the script (2-4 minutes).

For your audition clip, please record yourself reading the following:

“Research is a fundamental component of learning. Without research, studying is dry, dull, and lifeless. When students and teachers explore the realities of the natural world together, when they probe deeply, when they struggle to understand relationships and mechanisms, learning becomes something much greater. It becomes inspiring.” 

To submit your audition clip, please send it to rboothby@andrews.edu.

 


 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pedal Away Your Pounds

“Pedal away the pounds” – Donate a bike to a missionary and get fit!

Have you ever wanted to actually fulfill your New Year’s resolution to get fit? – Now is your perfect chance!  A new co-ed body conditioning group training will be offerred on Sunday morning from 8:00 am-8:45 am in the Lamson Health Club. A Personal trainer Anna Piskozub and Bicycle Mission to the World (BMW) have teamed up to offer you the opportunity of a lifetime. Anna is donating her time and expertise this February to the development and fitness of the community. Get closer to your fitness goals by learning the correct techniques to build muscle and tone through dynamic warm-ups, core exercises and strength training. All proceeds will be donated to Bicycle Mission to the World (BMW) and you will be given tax-deductible receipts. BMW plans to go to Kenya, Africa between March 9 – April 2, 2014 but they still needs to raise $3,000 and are counting on us get fit for this cause. Improve the life of a missionary and yourself by taking advantage of this exciting project. If you would like to “pedal the pounds away” please sign-up by emailing anna@changingourbody.com. More information will be provided via email.

 

Trust Services Staff Earns Distinction

Tari Popp, director of the Office of Planned Giving & Trust Services at Andrews University, has received the Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG) certification offered by the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies through the California State University at Long Beach (CSULB) Foundation. The CSPG is a professional designation program designed to a master’s level standard and developed to provide participants with the body of knowledge required for planned giving professionals.

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Security Growth in the Adventist Network

New Employee Orientation

The next New Employee Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, February 6, 10:00am-3:00pm. New full-time (or part-time with benefits) employees need to RSVP to training@andrews.edu, and include the employee's name, ID#, email address, and department where they work. 

Please feel free to contact Anita González at 269-471-3884 (Training & Development, Office of Human Resources) for further information or details.

Advanced Connections for Student Employees--Tuesday Choices

The Office of Human Resources is excited to provide an opportunity for our student employees to participate in Advanced Connections training during Tuesday Choices this spring semester, beginning February 4.

Advanced Connections was developed with the intent of improving the quality of service provided to internal and external customers of an educational institution, and Andrews University has been offering this professional development opportunity to its faculty and staff for several years now.  We recognize that a significant portion of our workforce on campus is student employees, with many of these students on the “frontlines,” providing customer service to many individuals here on campus. 

In an effort to improve our culture of service, we are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for student employees to attend Advanced Connections training! Topics to be discussed will include buildling a service culture, overcoming barriers, effective communication, checking for customer satisfaction, meeting service challenges and more.

Student employees wanting to attend Advanced Connections training during Tuesday Choices will need to RSVP by emailing training@andrews.edu, and they will need to provide their full name, ID#, email address, and the department in which they work. Please note that in order for them to receive the certification, you will need to attend all 6 sessions being offered during Tuesday Choices. There are only 35 seats available for this training.
 

Counseling and Testing Flyer

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Cheryl Keane Retirement Reception

Long-Awaited 2-Pocket Folders Are Here

The much-anticipated and long-awaited Andrews University 2-pocket folders are now available in stock in the Bookstore. Stop by today and pick some up!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Death of Leona Running

Live streaming of Dr. Running's funeral will be available at www.andrews.edu/livestream at the time of her funeral, 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30.

Leona Glidden Running, 97, professor emerita of biblical languages at Andrews University, died on Jan. 22, 2014, in Berrien Springs, Mich., after nearly six decades of service to the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary and Andrews University.

Viewing will take place at Allred Funeral Home, 212 W Main Street, Berrien Springs, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 6–8 p.m. The funeral is at Pioneer Memorial Church on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. Interment will take place at Rose Hill Cemetery in Berrien Springs immediately following the service. Please remember her extended family and friends as they grieve.

Niels-Erik Andreasen, president of Andrews University, shared the following statement: “During her long and productive life Dr. Running broke new ground in the University and in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was the first female professor at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Takoma Park, Md., and later here at Andrews. She was the first Adventist woman to earn a doctorate in Ancient Near Eastern Studies (Johns Hopkins University), with a specialization in ancient Syriac texts. She overcame the grief of losing her husband early in life and built her exemplary academic and professional calling. Following her retirement she continued to share her linguistic skill with graduate students (Syriac, Egyptian, Akkadian, Hebrew, Aramaic, and almost any other language these students cared to learn). And she served the University with her editorial talents, improving a good many of its publications over the years… She was an inspiration to many and an example to us all.”

Jiri Moskala, dean of the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, says: “Dr. Running holds a special place in the hearts of her Old Testament and Seminary colleagues and former students, who greatly appreciated her mentoring during their Seminary years. She was the first woman professor at the SDA Theological Seminary and was indeed a woman of remarkable skills and influence… We praise the Lord for her life and faithful ministry!”

William Shea, a close colleague, estimates that “Leona assisted more students in writing doctoral dissertations than any other faculty member of Andrews University. She has probably touched the educational lives of more Seventh-day Adventist ministers than any other woman except Ellen White.”

Born on Aug. 24, 1916, in Flint, Mich., to Charles Comstock Glidden and Leona Mary Bertha Boat Glidden, Leona showed an early attraction to languages. Her mother, a teacher, began coaching her in reading skills when she was 3 or 4, and she entered Grade 4 at age 8. She graduated from Adelphian Academy in Holly, Mich.

Running graduated from Andrews University (then Emmanuel Missionary College) as valedictorian in 1937 with a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in modern languages. She went on to earn an M.A. in Greek and Hebrew from the Adventist Theological Seminary in 1955, and a Ph.D. in Semitic languages from Johns Hopkins University in 1964.

She married Leif (“Bud”) Running on May 17, 1942. On August 20, 1946, when Bud was 37 and Leona almost 30, he died while undergoing his third lung operation.

During her early professional years, Running served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in many capacities. From 1944–1948 she worked in the Foreign Language Division of the radio program Voice of Prophecy, translating programs and typing scripts in German, Spanish and Portuguese. In 1950 she moved to Washington, D.C., to become the copy editor for Ministry magazine. During these early years, Running often earned far less than her male counterparts for doing the same amount of work. Nevertheless, she continued to do God’s work, traveling to many European countries, promoting the Seventh-day Adventist Church and, at the same time, expanding her cultural experience.

Running began working for the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in 1955, teaching Greek and Hebrew. At the time, the president of the seminary was skeptical about a woman’s ability to teach male students, and male students’ willingness to be taught by a woman. She began teaching on a trial basis, but in 1956 she was granted regular status and, shortly after, full tenure.

Not content to sit on the sidelines and watch her students, Running was actively involved in their professional and personal development, and her guidance helped countless individuals find their voice. Her strength and determination during a time when women were not always treated as equals with men, even within the church, were an inspiration to many.

When the Seminary was moved from Takoma Park, Md. to Berrien Springs, Mich. in 1960, Running came with it, continuing on as a valuable and dedicated professor of biblical languages. Siegfried Horn, professor of history of antiquity at the seminary, nominated her to the Chicago Society of Biblical Research, and she served as the first female president from 1981–82.

Among her many interests, Running traveled extensively. In 1951, she traveled with Del Delker to the Paris Youth Congress and to seven European countries. Later she published 36 Days and a Dream, recounting her trip. In 1957, she joined Siegfried Horn’s first guided study tour to Europe and the Middle East. She wrote another travelogue of this trip, published in 1958 as From Thames to Tigris. In 1965 she traveled through Europe and studied six weeks in Israel, ending with a trip through Western Turkey and a cruise of the Aegean isles. In 1970, she again traveled through Europe to spend eight days in Iran, a weekend on Cyprus, and 10 days in Israel. In 1974, she taught in a summer session at Newbold College, England, then spent three weeks in both France and Germany.

For many years Leona collected articles, journals and books on women in ministry. She donated the collection to the Center for Adventist Research in the James White Library (http://www.andrews.edu/library/car/collection/R/Running,%20Leona%20Running%20Women%20in%20Church%20and%20Society%20Collection.pdf). The most notable of her multiple publications is William Foxwell Albright: A Twentieth-Century Genius, published by Morgan Press in 1975, a 436-page biography on the “Dean of Biblical Archaeologists.”

She retired from teaching at her 65th birthday, but for 21 years she continued to teach Egyptian, Akkadian and Syriac in the seminary, finally quitting in May 2002. At the May 2012 commencement ceremony, Leona was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Andrews University.

Leona Running was predeceased by her husband, Leif Running; her parents, Charles and Leona Glidden; her sister, Beth Habenicht; and her niece, Linda Joy Habenicht.

Besides countless former students and friends around the world, she leaves to mourn her nieces, Merry Habenicht Knoll and husband Thomas Russell Knoll Sr. of Walla Walla, Wash., and Cheeri Lee Roberts of Queensbury, N.Y., along with numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

Here are some additional resources you may be interested in:
http://dialogue.adventist.org/articles/11_3_clouzet_e.htm

Village Church Worship Service

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, February 1, 2014
First Worship: 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship:  11:20 a.m.
Sermon Title - "Interstate Blues"
Preacher -  Pastor Ron Kelly

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

All Nations Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, February 1, 2014
Speaker: Alinx Thermidor, "It Is Well

Your Story Hour Giveaway!

Your Story Hour Give-away! 

During the month of February we’d like you to send us a 60 – 90 sec video clip of how Your Story Hour has been a blessing to you and/or your family.  At the end of February we’ll have a drawing for a Your Story Hour album from the submissions received.  Please use www.wetransfer.com to send the videos to jclayburn@yourstoryhour.org.  We look forward to seeing what you have to share.

 

Thanks,

Julie Clayburn, President
Your Story Hour
jclayburn@yourstoryhour.org
1-800-987-7879
FB/YourStoryHour

Niles Westside Adventist Church Service

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

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

February 1: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Marriage Seminar

Marriage Seminar at The Grace Place Church, February 8, 12:30 pm

The Grace Place Church is hosting a Marriage Seminar on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. The event is designed to provide hope and advice for those seeking to improve their marriage.


Dr. David Sedlacek, professor of family ministry at Andrews University and his wife, Beverly, assistant professor of nursing also at Andrews University, will be sharing information on “How to Increase Love, Intimacy and Trust in Your Marriage.”


Free lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m.  There will be great door prizes and you could be the lucky winner of a $25 gift card to The Olive Garden or Carrabba’s. Free child care will be available.  Please join us and bring another couple for an extra chance to win.


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


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

 

Eau Claire Sabbath Service

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

Sabbath Speaker:  Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  "Global Systems Decline Part 3"

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

Website Features Andrews Museum

If you thought you had to travel all the way to the Field Museum in Chicago, Ill. to see a real wooly mammoth, think again. In fact, the most complete skeleton of a mammoth to be found in Michigan is on display in Berrien Springs, Mich., at the Andrews University Museum of Natural History.

“It’s not a Field Museum, obviously,” said Dr. H. Thomas Goodwin, professor of paleobiology and chairman of the biology department at Andrews, “but we do have quite a nice collection of stuff.”

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Seminary Book Sale

The Seminary is pleased to announce that Andrews University Press, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Eisenbrauns, and Zondervan will be selling books in the Seminary Commons on Tuesday, February 4, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Special discounts will be offered!!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ping Pong Tournament

Get out your paddles and get ready to play! Join us in the Rec Center this Saturday for the AUSA sponsored Ping Pong Tournament!

Where: Rec-Center
When: Saturday Feb, 1, 2014
Time: Starting at 7pm

Sign ups in Rec-Center and Student life office

Prizes will be awarded to the winners!

Super Bowl Party

Are you ready for the Super Bowl, but don't have a place to watch it?

Come join us in the Rec Center* for the best Super Bowl party in all of Berrien County!

Party starts at 5:30pm. Food, snacks, and drinks will be provided. Come decked out in your Broncos or Seahawks gear and possibly win a cash prize!

See you at the Rec Center this Sunday at 5:30pm!

*The Rec Center is located underneath the student center.

Journey Fundraiser

Journey Ministries will be selling delcious patties and samosas at the Campus Center at Andrews University on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 6:00-10:00pm. You can help us raise $5000 by donating money and/or specific food items, or coming to the bake sale. Calll Marguerite Samuel at 989-304-1386 to make a donation. Here are the items we need:

Apples (only sweet apples) - 5 lb/10 lb bags or by the bushel (10)
Potatoes- 5 lb/10 lb bags (8)    Sweet Peas - frozen bag (10)
Carrots - bag (4)    Cabbage - (6)  
All purpose Flour - 10 lb (2)  Salt - package (1)
Florida Crystals - container (1)  Curry Powder - any big package type (2)
Cinnamon - bottles (3)    Tumeric - any package size (2)
Coriander - (2) large package  Garlic - bulbs (10)
Onion - 3 lb bag (2)   Vegetable Oil gallon - gallon (1/2)
Tin Foil - rolls (4)   Vegetable Shortening 48oz package - (5)
Napkins - 1000     Orange juice - bottle (1)
Brown Sugar - 1 lb bag/box (6)

Scrapbooking Together

Card makers and scrapbookers are invited for a day of fellowship and fun on Sunday, February 9 from 10 AM to 5 PM in the PMC Commons.  Bring your projects and come for the whole day or for just a few hours and get inspiration from others.  Bring food for a potluck lunch at 12:30.  We will provide prizes, snacks and a good time.  Please email sherried@andrews.edu or call 269.471.3134 if you plan on attending (but come even if you don’t email/phone).  All are welcome.

Week in Pictures

BestColleges.com Ranks Andrews University

"Diversity is a fundamental element of higher education in the United States. By surrounding themselves with peers who hail from a wide range of racial and ethnic groups, men and women who enroll in U.S. colleges and universities can effectively prepare for the diverse workforce they will encounter after graduation."

Read the full article by bestcolleges.com where Andrews ranks 14 out of 50 colleges and universities in the United States for diversity. 

 

CNC Cultural Night

Please join the Caribbean Nations Club for an evening of cultural displays. See the diversity of the Caribbean and get a taste of what each island has to offer. All are welcome! No Fee!

Where: Newbold Auditorium

When: February 1, 2014 (7:30pm-11:30pm)

Seminary Scholarship Symposium

Tuesday, February 4
10:30-11:20 am
Recognition Assembly (Seminary Chapel) — Dr. Jirí Moskala

Thursday, February 6
10:30-11:20 am
Seminary Worship (Seminary Chapel) — Dr. Artur A. Stele

6:00-7:00 pm
Poster Session — Refreshments (Seminary Commons)

7:00-8:30 pm
Plenary Session (Seminary Chapel) — Dr. Artur A. Stele

Friday, February 7
8:30-9:00 am
Breakfast (Seminary Commons)

9:00-10:30 am
Breakout Session 1
Christian Ministry I (S120)
Old Testament (N110)
New Testament (N310)
World Mission (N235)

10:30-11:30 am
Poster Session (Seminary Commons)
Research Workshop

11:30 am -1:00 pm
Breakout Session 2
Christian Ministry II—Old Testament II (S120)
Theology and Christian Philosophy (S340)
Church History (N335)
Discipleship & Religious Education (N235)
 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Food Fundraiser for Manado, Indonesia

If you have not heard, at the beginning of this month, distaster struck Indonesia in the region of Manado. As you can see in the images below, flash floods and landslides have hit the region hard, killing 18 and displacing over 80,000 people from their homes. So to help, the Andrews Indonesian Student Initiative Society (AISIS) will be having a food fundraiser on Friday January 31 in Chan Shun Hall from 12:00-4:00 PM. We will be selling and serving authentic and delicious Indonesian cusine made fresh by your local Indonesian community. During the week, AISIS will also have a booth set up in the Student Center during the day from Monday to Thursday. At the booth we will be collecting donations; Food (Non-Perishable), clothes, or money--anything that can help with the relief effort to the region some of our officers call home. Spread the word and tell your friends!!

More info to come during the week. So please keep your eyes and ears out!!

Blessings, and have a wonderful week.
AISIS Officers

Friday, January 24, 2014

Grace (in Prose and Poetry)

Grace (in Poetry and Prose) is this Friday night, January 24, at 9 p.m. in the Rec Center Amphitheater.

This program is sponsored by Campus Ministry's Friday Night Elements and is part of the Words post-vespers sequence. The evening will feature several participants performing dramatic readings, spoken word, and poetry pieces, excerpts and original compositions. Come only if you like beautiful words; space is limited.

The Joy of Research - Dr. Duane McBride

The International Center for Educational Research (AICER) Symposium is pleased to announce a much awaited presentation.

The Joy of Research

Presenter:   Dr. Duane McBride,  Chair of Behavioral sciences,  Director, Institute for Prevention of Addictions, and Research Professor of Sociology at Andrews University

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

Date: Tuesday, February 4 at 5:30 pm

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall 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.
 

Correlates of Perceived Abuse of Pastors' Children- Dr. Wendy Thompson

You are invited to attend an AICER Symposium presentation on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm.
 
Presenter:   Wendy Thompson, DrPH, MSW,  Associate Professor of Social Work, Andrews University.
 
Correlates of Perceived Emotional/Verbal and Spiritual Abuse of Adult Children of Pastors
 
Data analysis of an on-line survey of 120 pastors, spouses, and adult children for the North American Division showed relatively high correlations between perceptions of being emotionally/verbally or spiritually abused and self-reports of concern about substance abuse, mental health, pornography, gambling, domestic violence, extra-marital sex and difficulty with personal prayer.  These findings strongly suggest that abuse may occur within a context of family dysfunction and result in a wide range of chemical and behavioral addictions and a diminished prayer life. The church needs to be aware of these issues and provide support and intervention services to improve the spiritual life and retention of pastor’s children.
 
Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall 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.
 

Swallen Mission Lectureship

The Department of World Mission in the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary presents Dr. Scott Moreau, professor of world mission and associate dean of the Graduate School at Wheaton College, speaking to the theme “Contextualization: Essential for Mission?” Lectures are scheduled as follows in the Seminary Chapel:

February 20–22, 2014
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Friday, starting at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, 3 p.m.

The Horn Lectureship Series Presents: The Sabbath in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Guest Presenter: Dr. Lawrence Schiffman, Vice Provost of Yeshiva University

Sunday, January 26, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Seminary Chapel
Free and open to the public
Co-curricular credit available

Dr. Schiffman is one of the leading experts in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Judaism of Late Antiquity, Jewish Law, and Talmudic Literature.

Sponsored by the Horn Museum, the Institute of Archaeology, and the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

All Nations Church Service

 
All Nations SDA Church Service, January 25, 2014
Speaker: Watson Afaese, "Give Me That Mountain"

Ray Witzel Passes Away

Ray Witzel passed away Monday, Jan. 13. A memorial service was held Sunday, Jan. 19, at PMC. For details and his full obituary, click here.

Professor's Work Featured in Local Paper

George Agoki, chair of the Department of Engineering and Computer Science at Andrews University, is teaching computer skills in an effort to rebuild Benton Harbor. Read the full story by clicking the link below.

United Way Reading Day of Action

The United Way's annual Reading Day of Action will happen on March 18 throughout Berrien and Cass Counties.  If you love children and love to read, this is THE volunteer opportunity for YOU!

All of the information that you need to sign up is included on the attached flyer. We appreciate you sharing it with anyone you think might be interested.

Thanks for choosing to LIVE UNITED!!

AU Winter Blood Drive

Come give blood, you can save lives. The blood drive takes place February 4 and 5 from 1-7 p.m at Pioneer Memorial Church (PMC) Commons. We are asking that people who want to donate blood sign up for a time slot. Please go to: www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: Andrews University) to schedule an appointment. Please bring a photo ID or donor card. Walk-ins accepted, appointment preferred.

Journal of Adventist Education Open House

On January 28th from 1:00 – 2:00 we are having a celebratory get together in Buller Student Lounge. In the latest issue of Journal of Adventist Education the focus was on substance abuse, and many Andrews students and faculty contributed articles that were published in the issue. We are having a “open house” of sorts to handout a copy to the authors and give administration and authors a chance to recognize the accomplishement. Light refreshments will be served at the event.

AFIA Benefit Dinner for Philippines

Andrews Filipino International Association (AFIA) invites you to a benefit dinner to aid ADRA International in rebuilding lives for those in the Philippines still recovering from November’s typhoon. Join emcee Teddy Weithers for an evening of cultural dances, great entertainment, and a silent auction featuring items from local businesses.

Come to Vineland Center in St. Joseph, Mich., on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m. for all of the above and delicious food prepared by Chef Don Damron.

Tickets are $40 for faculty & staff; $30 students; $50 general admission. To reserve tickets email afia@andrews.edu by Feb. 3. 

Pathfinder Leadership training

Pathfinder Leadership training courses offered January 24 and January 25 at PMC. No registration is needed, and classes are free.

 

Christian Storytelling - Friday evening 7 - 9pm. Junior 1

Leadership seminar for Master Guide, Sabbath, 2:30 - 4:30pm, Teen Loft

PLA - Pathfinder & Community Ministry, 2:30 - 4:30pm, Junior 1

PIA - Using Your Influence, Methods of Facilitation, 2:30 - 5pm,  Nursery

AYMT Club Directorship, 4 classes, 2:30 - 5:30pm, 6:30 - 9:00pm, Youth Chapel

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New HR Contact

Nalini Reid has replaced Inez Reyes in the Office of Human Resources as Administrative/Service Record Assistant. She can be reached at 269-471-3327 or hr@andrews.edu.

AU's Got Talent: Hollywood Red Carpet

AU's Got Talent is this Saturday, January 25 at 7:00pm in the Howard Performing Arts Center! The theme this year is Hollywood Red Carpet! Come dressed to impress and you will receive priority seating. The talent this year is amazing so you will definitely want to be there. See you this Saturday night on the red carpet.

GROW group at Home

A GROW Group from the convenience of home!

Seniors!  Students!  Shut-ins!  Live-ins!  Car trouble?  Schedule trouble?  Now you can be included in a PMC GROW Group that is a simple phone call away.  No driving, no special equipment.  Nothing...but your telephone is required.  Our Tests and Testimonies GROW Group will seek to be a safe environment to share prayer concerns in the midst of current testing challenges and to receive encouragement from the testimonies of past victories.  Telephone sessions begin Sabbath, February 1 from 4 pm - 5 pm.  We are limited to 20 people, so sign up and invite someone today.  Register at pmchurch.org/newgrowgroup.

For information, contact Margaret Michel at (646)494-1454 or write to www.RelatingTools@aol.com
 

Niles Westside Adventist Church Service

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

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

January 25: Bruce Bauer, Walt Williams & Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speakers


 

Berrien Springs Camera Club Meeting

            The Berrien Springs Camera Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Public Library at Cass (Old 31) and Union. This month’s program consists of a competition of prints and digital images submitted by members. The selected topics for the month include: 1) Patterns and 2) Shadows. Three additional categories are appropriate for all of our competitions: 1) Nature (nothing domesticated, nothing of a human origin), 2) Portraits, and 3) Open (any other subject).


            Photographers and other artists like to find patterns in what they observe. These might be the parallel veins of a leaf, or boats lined up neatly at a marina, or the center of a sunflower. Many options are possible, and it is fun to see what patterns others find in everyday things. Shadows also can bring out creativity—how a subject is positioned in relation to the sun, maybe a whole picture of just an elongated shadow.
            Prints, at least 5" x 7" in size, should be mounted, with the title and photographer's name on the back. Instructions for submitting images in digital form are available on the club’s Website: http://photoclub.berrienspringsmi.us/


            All are welcome, either to observe or to join. Anyone who wishes to join may submit photos to the competition, up to 10 projected images and/or 10 prints. Refreshments will be served.

Spring GROW Group

Spring GROW Groups

Did we receive your registration yet for the Spring GROW Group of your  choice?  Were you considering Racquetball?  I’m soo sorry, it’s filled.  There are others that are so close to full too that if you don’t hurry, you will miss out.  The topics are terrific, and wait until you meet your leaders.  They are even better!  So once again, I’d invite you to prayerfully consider your schedule, your preferences, and say, which one do you think God has in place, just especially for you?  Go on-line to pmchurch.org/newgrowgroup and make your selection.  I’ll be looking for your name!

 

Eau Claire Apartment For Rent

For Rent:

2-bedroom apartment at 6147 Aubill Drive in Eau Claire, 5 miles away from Andrews University in a quiet neighborhood. Attached garage. Pantry. Washer/Dryer hookup. Dishwasher. Garbage disposal. Carpet and hardwood floors. 1 bathroom with full tub. Rent is $650/month. See pictures at http://great2rent.weebly.com/ Contact Dan & Dina Simmons at 269-208-2454.

Eau Claire Sabbath Service

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

Sabbath Speaker:  Kevin Moreno
Sermon Title:  "Made in God's Image"

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

 

REACH International Inc. Needs Secretary/Office Manager

REACH Int. Inc.  still need to fill this position:

WANTED: Secretary/Office Manager for REACH International, Inc., a children's charity located here in Berrien Springs. Should be proficient in Excell, Microsoft Word and have good communication and customer relations skills. Should be honest, reliable, caring, concerned and outgoing. The job may be short live (6-8 months) as the office will move to Washington, DC. If interested please call, 269-471-7460 or email us at info@reach.org.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The FLOOD: Did it Really Happen?

Tickets on sale now and going fast!  .

http://howard.andrews.edu/events/

 

Alumnus Stops to Help

Local ER doctor and Andrews University alumnus Jason Hamel was noted in the Journal Era for stopping on his way to work to assist a handicapped woman who had fallen in the snow and could not get up. See the attached file for the full story and a letter of thanks from a grateful citizen.

Week in Pictures

Thank You from the Paynes

On behalf of my daughter, Sheri, and her family, I would like to thank my campus community for the outpouring of caring and concern and especially the prayers for my grandson, Ewan, as he underwent chemo for a massive abdominal lymphoma. I am happy to report that he completed all five rounds of chemo in three months (half the time they initially indicated) and was discharged from BC Children’s Hospital on December 23, cancer-free and just in time for Christmas. God’s fingerprints could be found all throughout this very difficult but amazing journey. I am particularly thankful for His grace and mercy and of course, your prayers. Ewan turned three years old two weeks ago and is eating well and driving his two older sisters crazy, so all is well in his house!

                                                  -- Dalry and Stephen Payne
 

SED Named Scholarship Applications

Only Three Weeks to Go!

School of Education 2014-2015 Scholarship Applications

Applications are available for School of Education (SED) named scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Only students enrolled in SED programs are eligible. Applications are available in the SED Dean’s Office (Bell Hall, Room 105) as well as each SED department office. Applications must be submitted to the SED Dean’s Office by noon on Friday, February 7, 2014.

Monday, January 20, 2014

VALIC Rep on Campus Jan. 22

Casey Quinn, our VALIC financial advisor, will be on campus Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Meetings will take place in the 2nd floor conference room of the Administration Building, near the Office of Human Resources.

To sign up for a session, faculty and staff are invited to go to https://my.valic.com/SeminarRegistration/Index.aspx and enter the following code: 2047BER11AA.

Computer Literacy Training: Module 2

This semester, the School of Business Administration, in collaboration with the Office of Human Resources, is providing an opportunity for staff and faculty to participate in the next phase of the Computer Literacy Training, Module 2:  Practical Approach to Productive Software Skills Technology (PowerPoint, OneNote, and Publisher).

Module 2 will be offered during the Spring semester, on Wednesdays, from 10:30am-12:20pm, in Chan Shun Hall 226 (PC Lab), beginning on January 22, 2014, and ending on February 26, 2014.  Dates and specific topics are listed below:
     • PowerPoint—Introduction to Presentation Software (1/22/2014)
     • PowerPoint—Advanced Techniques (1/29/2014)
     • OneNote—Basic Use and Application (2/5/2014)
     • OneNote—Sharing and Formatting (2/12/2014)
     • Publisher—Introduction to Publisher (2/19/2014)
     • Publisher—Publishing your files (2/26/2014)
 

RSVP at training@andrews.edu and specify whether you would like to attend the entire Module 2 training listed above, or if you are interested in going through the training on PowerPoint (2 sessions), OneNote (2 sessions) or Publisher (2 sessions).  When sending an RSVP, we will need your full name, ID#, email address, and the department you work in.  Seats are limited to 25.

Module 3 (Basic Analytical Software Applications:  Excel and Access) will be offered later in the spring; more information will come at a later date.

If you have any questions you can reach Anita González (Training and Development Coordinator) at ex. 3884 or at training@andrews.edu.

Soups Galore Fundraiser

All are invited to a Soups Galore evening in the PMC Commons with the Evergreen Pathfinders to help raise funds for OshKosh on Saturday, January 25, at 6:30 p.m. Come and buy your supper and enjoy an evening of games and the movie "Treasures of the Snow."

Kaylene Chadwick
Girls Director and Lead for OshKosh for PMC Evergreens

 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Doctoral Defense

January 27, 2014, 9:30 am, DOCTORAL DEFENSE, Administration Building, Room 307

Eric Baker will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD degree in the area of Old Testament Studies. Baker’s dissertation title is, “The Eschatological Role of the Jerusalem Temple: An Examination of Jewish Writings Dating From 586BCE to 70 CE”.  Those wishing to attend must make their request by calling # 6002 no later than January 24, 2014.
 
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Music and English Vespers

 

The Departments of Music and English invite members of the university and the wider community to join in their annual winter vespers service, "Love Encompassing All: A Vespers in Music and Poetry."

Borrowed from a hymn lyric, the theme for this year's service traces a spiritual and artistic journey encompassed by God's inescapable love. This hour of worship through music and poetry will take place Friday, January 31, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.  Co-curricular credit is available for students.

 

Altered Class Schedule for Week of Prayer

Next week, Jan. 21-25, is Week of Prayer on the Berrien Springs campus. The altered class schedule is below; note that afternoon classes remain the same.

WEEK OF PRAYER CLASS SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY ONLY

(Tuesday and Thursday: Regular class schedule)

7:30 a.m. courses meet from 7:20-8:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m. courses meet from 8:10-8:50 a.m.

9:30 a.m. courses meet from 9:00-9:40 a.m.

10:30 a.m. courses meet from 9:50-10:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. courses meet from 10:40 a.m.-11:20 a.m.

 

WEEK OF PRAYER MEETINGS:

11:30am Tuesday-Friday Week of Prayer in PMC Sanctuary

7:30pm Tuesday -Friday Week of Prayer in PMC Youth Chapel

Prepare-Enrinch Training Seminar

PREPARE-ENRICH TRAINING SEMINAR: 

Learn how to administer, interpret and counsel with the most widely-used and researched premarital and marital inventories. 

Sunday, February 9, 9:00 am -4:30 pm,
AU Seminary, room S120.

Pre-registration is necessary by contacting Sue Murray at 470-6877, solutionseekers@sbcglobal.net, or submitting a registration form available at lifeinnovations.com.  Professionals $170, Fulltime enrolled AU graduate students $135, Attending spouses $35 (with arrangements). Registration deadline is Monday, February 3rd.  Late registrations accepted with additional $10 fee for mailing materials.

Upcoming dates:
Sunday, March 9 & Monday, April 7.

University Vespers 7pm - Jose Bourget

Join us this Friday at 7:00pm in the PMC Sanctuary for a University Vespers featuring Jose Bourget, one of our campus chaplains. 

New Life Fellowship - MLK Sabbath

Pathfinder Leadership Training

Pathfinder Leadership training for Master Guides, Pathfinder Leadership Award, Pathfinder Instructor Award, and AYMT Club Directors, beginning at PMC this weekend. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Israel Houghton & New Breed

Israel Houghton and New Breed Concert
Howard Performing Arts Center
January 19, 2014 7:00 pm

 

Making an impact by overcoming cultural and denominational barriers, Israel Houghton and New Breed is a group of world-class musicians united to create a revolutionary fresh sound, which fuses gospel praise with contemporary worship music. The band’s founder and leading man, Israel Houghton, has been a major player in music ministry for 22 years, and his work includes over 50 albums as an artist or producer, countless accolades and several awards, including five GRAMMY Awards, 13 Dove Awards, two Stellar Awards and a Soul Train Music Award. Houghton’s current album “Jesus At The Center” debuted on multiple Billboard Charts and was named by Worship Leader Magazine as one of the Top 15 worship albums of the decade.

TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE BOX OFFICE: 888-467-6442
$30 Reserved Seating
$10 AU Students
$25 Flex Series
$25 Faculty & Staff 

Faith Esham & Chi Yong Yun

Faith Esham & Chi Yong Yun
Howard Performing Arts Center
January 18, 2014 7:00 pm

 

Nationally famous lyric soprano Faith Esham has performed in leading opera houses of the United States as well as Europe. She received a GRAMMY Award as principal soloist and best opera recording in 1984. Known for both her musicality and ability to express poignant emotion, Esham brings theatricality to the classical stage. Most recently, Esham was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at the May commencement service at Andrews University. The recipient of both the Walter W. Naumberg Award and the Concours International de Chant de Paris, Esham is currently an adjunct professor of voice at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. She will perform selections that include pieces by Hugo Wolf and Henri Duparc.

Free Admission

All Nations SDA Church

All Nations SDA Church Service 

On Sabbath January 18, 2014 Pastor R. Clifford Jones will be speaking. His sermon All Nations SDA Church Service, January 18, 2014. His sermon is titled "Martin, Mandela, and Michael: Profiles in Courage."

We look forward to have you join us. 
 

Bookstore Open Monday

In an effort to better serve and accommodate students, the bookstore will be open next Monday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

GPS forum-Growth Purpose Spirit

Change the world? Poverty within Berrien Springs. Location: Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall Date: January 25 Time: 5pm

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Reflection Lunchtime Forum

Bruce Ronk Passed Away

Bruce Ronk, 77, died Monday, January 13, 2014, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville, Mich. Dr. Ronk was a long-time professor in the Department of English and continued to support their work by establishing The Bruce Ronk Research Award for Department of English faculty.

A viewing will occur at Allred's Funeral Home in Berrien Springs on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 5–7 p.m. His funeral service will be held in the PMC Youth Chapel on Friday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m.

Please remember his family and colleagues in your thoughts and prayers.

 

MLK Events 2014

Andrews University invites the community to their annual celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., taking place January 14–20. Events include a presentation by Majora Carter, an internationally renowned urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer and Peabody Award winning broadcaster.

<<< Read the full story >>>

Dining Services Earns Distinction

Congratulations to the Bon Appetit Management Company Terrace Café at Andrews University for receiving their Great Expectation III (GE III) certification this week for the first time. The Bon Appetit staff has worked persistently to contribute to the unique dining experience of every guest in order to achieve this accomplishment.

The certification requires a rigorous inspection of specific details of Andrews’ operations including product sourcing, cleanliness, service standards, décor and food presentation. 

<<< Read the full story >>>

Advancement Staff Earn Certification

Audrey Castelbouno, associate vice president for development, and T. Ryan Keough, senior development officer at Andrews University, received the prestigious credential of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) from CFRE International this fall.  <<< Read the full story >>>

Census Day 2013

Of the 201 institutions formally ranked in U.S. News & World Report as top national universities (there are 276 listed overall, but 75 are either unranked or do not have published rankings), Andrews is listed at #181 this year, an improvement over the 2013 rankings.

Andrews is the only Seventh-day Adventist institution included in this classification and U.S. News list.

<<< Read the full story >>>

Fall Board Report 2013

First addressed in the President’s Report was the issue of diversity. The current trend is a reduction in the number of white students at Andrews University, while the number of Asian and Hispanic international students is rising. <<< Read the full story >>>

Week in Pictures

Health Evangelism

Health Evangelism


Health Evangelism Training Seminar will be on Sabbath, February 1, 5:00 p.m. at  the  Village Church Riess Chapel. Elizabeth Tan, a pastor, public health worker, and credential worker for 18 years under the GC, will give a presentation on how to do outreach using health approach. Learn how to conduct health needs assessment, identify the felt needs of the community, and conduct health  intervention on the  problem indentified. You will also learn planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the health program that contribute to a sustainable health projects and that will lead the target population to  accept Jesus Christ. 

Ella Oetman Passes Away

Ella Louise Oetman, the mother of Shirley Lehmann, assistant preschool teacher at The Crayon Box, passed away Saturday, January 11. Read her obituary here. Visitation will take place at Pioneer Memorial Church on Friday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m.

Pathfinder Leadership Training

The Center for Youth Evangelism is offering Pathfinder Leadership training to equip leaders for children's ministry.  Are you ready to be invested at Oshkosh?

AYMT Basic Staff

Four Master Guide seminars, Christian Storytelling honor, and Church Heritage Award

Pathfinder Leadership Award 

Pathfinder Instructor Award 

AYMT Club Directorship

AYMT Instructor  

All classes are without charge, and no registration is required.  The venue is Pioneer Memorial Church. The full schedule is attached. 

 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Health Professions Career Fair

When: January 27, 2014
Where: Howard Performing Arts Center
Time: 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Juniors and seniors from health professions, social work, communication/public relations, business and chaplaincy are invited to this annual fair. Please bring your resume when you come to meet with prospective employers. Professional attire is highly recommended.

 

Wanted: Secretary/Office Manager

WANTED: Secretary/Office Manager for REACH International, Inc., a children's charity located here in Berrien Springs. Should be proficient in Excell, Microsoft Word and have good communication and customer relations skills. Should be honest, reliable, caring, concerned and outgoing. The job may be short lived (6-8 months) as the office will move to Washington, DC. If interested please call, 269-471-7460 or email us at info@reach.org.

Eau Claire Sabbath Service

Eua Clair SDA Church invites you to join them in Sabbath Service on January 18, 2014. The speaker will be Brooks Payne and his sermon title is "The Day I Should Have Died."

Service starts at 10:50 am preceded by Sabbath School, which begins at 9:15 am

We look forward to seeing you there.

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

 

 

 

Adventist Forum presents Dr. Berecz

Angel Bones in Unexpected Places

presented by

John Berecz, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist,
Buchanan, MI

Sabbath Afternoon at 3:30 pm
January 25, 2014

Chan Shun Hall
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI
 

 


Dr. Berecz is a clinical psychologist with forty years experience as a therapist, university professor, and author. His Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology is from Indiana University, Bloomington. His internship was at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston; a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. For 37 years he taught psychology at Andrews University, retiring in 2008.His 2009  textbook  Theories of Personality is now being used in college classrooms across the country. In addition he has published a half dozen other books.

He is the father of three grown sons (a veterinarian, a judge, and a school psychologist) and is married to Deborah Berecz, a Collaborative lawyer.

Dr. Berecz has provided the following overview of his presentation:

Angel Bones in Unexpected Places
In a recent interview with Time magazine, J K Rowling described story as “making meaning out of chaos.” Angel Bones is story—my story—about finding meaning in chaos. It’s more about “being found” than finding. It’s about how Sara (my moniker for Spirit) found me and infused my personal chaos with meaning. Angel Bones is also about how forgiveness saved my life and rehabilitated my self esteem.

In sum: three themes co-mingle in this personal narrative: Spirit, forgiveness, and self-esteem.   
 

La Leche League Updates

Due to changes in the schedule for the SJ Public Library, we will need to change our meeting time.  This may work out better for many of you, since our meetings can be late for little ones. 

As of this month, our meetings will be the 2nd Tues of the month from 530p - 730p.  Don't feel that you have to stay that entire time - moms can flow in and out as family needs are more important. 

The schedule for 2014 will be as follows:

January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 11
December 16

If there is bad weather, and you do not feel safe to drive (or do not wish to bring your little one out) stay home.  Babies, toddlers and older children are welcome, as long as they are tended to when they need it (we love kids!)  We also welcome the support people in your life (spouse, mother, friends), or anyone interested in the wonderful benefits of breastfeeding.  

If there are runny noses, coughs, fever, etc, please do not bring it with you.  Especially now, with the flu in full force.  We want to make this a healthy and safe environment for everyone. 

Moms who need help, or have questions can always email us at berrienlaleche@att.net or call us:

Jackie V 269.487.6156
Mary S 269.830.8163

 

Scrapbooking Together

Scrapbooking Together
Join us on Sunday, January 26, at 10 AM for a day of scrapbooking or cardmaking in the Pioneer Memorial Church Commons. Bring your projects and lunch and stay until 5 PM or just come for a couple of hours. We provide prizes and snacks. If you have questions, please call Sherrie at 269.471.3134.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Girls of Mercy Concert Feb. 1st Seminar Chapel

Come enjoy the worship-filled harmonies of the Girls of Mercy, Saturday February 1 in the Seminary Chapel. Admission is free and donations are accepted. Invite a friend- we'll see you there!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Class: EMERGENCE CHRISTIANITY

A survey and analysis of the Emerging/Emergent Church "movement;" the historical background of the idea of the Emerging/Emergent Church; the most significant characteristics of the "movement;" and its implications to contemorary Christianity in general, and Seventh-day Adventism in particular.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

AICER Symposium - Dr. Sawyer, Integration of Faith & Learning

AICER presentations for the Spring 2014 will resume  on Tuesday, January 14, at 5:30 p.m. in Bell Hall, Room 013, with a presentation entitled, "A Qualitative Study of the Integration of Faith and Learning:  The Levels of Integration Model”

Presenter:  Dr. Pauline Sawyer,  Associate Professor of Psychology at Oakwood College

In this presentation Dr. Sawyer will discuss how  professors at a faith-based institution integrate faith and learning? The results from the qualitative grounded theory study involving semi-structured interviews of twenty-eight faculty indicate that faculty integrate faith both in and out of the classroom, in practical as well as theoretical ways that positively impact the students both academically and spiritually. She will propose a model of the levels of integration to summarize the findings, and compare the model with other integration models.

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall 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.
 

Instrumentalists Needed

Andrews University's Wind Symphony is in need of players for the following instruments: 

a.      Percussionists
b.      Tenor Sax
c.      Oboe and Bassoon
d.      Bb Clarinet & Bass Clarinet

Interested parties should contact Alan Mitchell ASAP.  There are a few performance scholarships left for students that may be available for you. 

Dr. Mitchell's contact information:

alanm@andrews.edu
269-471-6340 (office)
269-876-9953 (cell)

 

Freshman Winter Fest

A Winter Fest is planned for all Freshmen on campus, January 18, 2014. Come and enjoy pizza, donuts, hot chocolate as well as sledding on the tubing hill. There will be a contest for the best decorated Ginger Bread House, prizes will be given. Follow the tiki torches that lead to the Pathfinder Building; the event will run 6:30-9:30p, and remember to dress warm!

Fourth Annual Graduate Students Consecration Service

U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black is the featured speaker for the Graduate Students Consecration Service on Sabbath, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center. His sermon is titled, “The Blessing of Adversity.”

The School of Graduate Studies & Research hosts this annual event, which is designed to recognize the graduate student population and to consecrate their pursuit of higher education. “Philosophically, Seventh-day Adventist education is holistic. Therefore, our students should experience intellectual stimulation, social interaction, emotional well-being, and spiritual renewal,” says Christon Arthur, dean of the School of Graduate Studies & Research. “The Graduate Students Consecration service calls students to holiness, spiritual connectedness, and consecration.”

On June 27, 2003, Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (Ret.) was elected the 62nd Chaplain of the Senate. He started his work on July 7, 2003. Prior to Capitol Hill, Chaplain Black served in the U.S. Navy for more than 27 years, ending his distinguished career as the Chief of Navy Chaplains. The Senate elected its first chaplain in 1789. In addition to opening the Senate each day in prayer, Chaplain Black provides counseling and spiritual care for Senators, their families and staff—a combined constituency of more than 7,000 people. He also meets with Senators about spiritual and moral issues, assists with research on theological and biblical questions, and facilitates discussion and reflection small groups among Senators and staff. He also conducts marriage enrichment counseling and officiates at weddings, funerals, and memorial services. Chaplain Black initiates and participates in special and seasonal observances, leads interdenominational prayer gatherings, and cultivates relationships with local clergy and leaders of humanitarian agencies.

President Niels-Erik Andreasen and Provost Andrea Luxton will address students during the service. Each graduate student was presented with a copy of Black's inspiring book.

Money and the Meaning of Life

LET’S TALK ABOUT A WHOLISTIC CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE. WHAT DOES $$ HAVE TO DO WITH IT?  COME AND SEE! COME AND SHARE!
• Warm up with potluck lunch
• Join us for a time of sharing, learning and worship! 
• Plan to be there. Tell your friends and family.

When: Sabbath January 11th at  3pm and Sunday 12th, 9-1pm

Where: All Nations S.D.A. Church 4259 E Snow Rd, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Tel: (269) 473-4400

Who: All are invited.

Mental Health First Aid Training 2014

In partnership with Berrien County Mental Health Center, Neighbor to Neighbor presents…

Mental Health First Aid Training 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from  8:00am – 5:00pm

Certificates will be awarded to persons attending the entire presentation.

Breakfast will be served at 8:00 am and lunch will be served at 12:30pm.

Registration deadline: Thursday, January 9, 2014.

Cost: $25

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