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Monday, March 31, 2014

Loma Linda TV Show Premiers on PBS

Loma Linda’s TV show, called "Life on the Line," will be premiering nationally on PBS’s WORLD Channel starting Friday, April 4. The show features courageous individuals—from a newborn fighting heart disease to a young survivor of the 2010 Haitian earthquake—and turns their journeys into a moving documentary series for television.

The show trailer and air times are posted at www.lifeontheline.tv.

Suspects Arrested for Campus Assaults

Andrews University received a release early this morning from Deputy Chief Rick Smiedendorf at the Berrien Springs Oronoko Township Police Department regarding the assaults that occurred late Saturday evening on our campus. It is as follows:

“Through the assistance of the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, tips from citizens and video provided by Andrews University Office of Campus Safety, three suspects were arrested. An ‘air-soft’ pistol that was believed to have been used in this incident was recovered as well. All three subjects were lodged in the Berrien County Jail charged with multiple counts of armed robbery. BSOTPD is grateful for the tips received and for the assistance provided by the FBI-VCTF. Cooperation with citizens and other law enforcement agencies made it possible to close this felony investigation in a little more than 24 hours.”

"While we are disappointed these events took place on our campus," says Niels-Erik Andreasen, University president, "we are grateful to those who provided information that helped lead to the quick and timely apprehension by our police department of the suspects involved in these crimes."

Something for Every Palate

Good food for a good cause. That can describe a variety of food events from potlucks to bake sales. What makes the Andrews University International Food Fair unique is that people can sample food from around the world and at the same time support more than 20 international student organizations.

With sunny skies and temperatures in the 50s, people flocked to the 50th annual international food fair Sunday afternoon in the Johnson Gym on the Andrews campus.

Organizers predicted that 5,000 people or more would attend the annual event and help raise $30,000 to $35,000 for student and community organizations.

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Student Feedback Requested

Student Feedback Requested

Spring course surveys:  April 6 - 25

Please take a few minutes to complete a course survey for each of your courses.  Andrews faculty value your feedback as they plan their courses for the coming semesters.  Survey invitations will be emailed Sunday, April 6.  Please plan to complete a survey for each course by Friday, April 25.   A certificate of completion, which may be given to instructors who request it, will be emailed after each survey is finished.  Thank you for your participation in this important activity.

For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, BH204, ext. 3308, or email assessment@andrews.edu.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

President Responds to Campus Assaults

Dear Campus Community:

I've just met this morning with our Campus Safety department, residence halls and Student Life staff, and our AUSA president regarding the crimes committed on our campus last night.

You've received some details already, perhaps through text or emails or, I hope, both.

However, I wanted to review what we know now, and how and when that information was shared with campus:

Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Police officers as well as other law enforcement agencies were called to the campus of Andrews University shortly after 11 p.m., Saturday, March 29, after reports were made on a series of assaults and robberies.

Officers learned through an initial investigation that three different individuals were robbed at three different locations on campus (Meier Hall, outside Nethery Hall and outside Garland Apartments). Two of these individuals were current students, and the third was not a student.

Later investigation showed the three thieves attempted to take wallets, cash and ID from the victims. Two of the victims had facial injuries as a result of these assaults, and were treated on the scene.

These incidents took place between 10:57 p.m. and 11:20 p.m. The victims have reported the three suspects had a hand gun and a knife. At this point it has been confirmed that the gun used was a plastic pellet gun.

Two of the suspects were last seen running toward the woods from the Garland Apartments area.

Officers are still searching for the suspects, and police are reviewing video from different campus cameras in an attempt to identify the suspects.

Earlier today we sent a link to an image of the suspects. If you have any information about these suspects or last evening's crimes, please contact the Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Police at 269-471-2813 or Campus Safety at 269-471-3321.

Initial descriptions suggest that the first suspect is described as a short black male with dreadlocks and glasses wearing a gray or light blue hoodie, the second is a white male and the third is an unknown male wearing a white cloth over his mouth. One of the victims also reported that the suspect/s were wearing white tennis shoes.

As we have talked, we understand that accurate and proactive information is essential at moments like these. Several of you have asked questions about how quickly information was shared on campus, especially as residence halls were on a lockdown during this intense time of investigation.

While much of the information and details were still emerging over the first moments and hours, it's our responsibility to let you know immediately that a campus lockdown has occurred, and to also let you know when it's been lifted. Often, that's been done with the RAVE alert system and email; last evening 2,839 text messages and 4,613 emails were sent shortly before 1 a.m.

Last night, we did not share that information as quickly as we should have once the residence hall lockdown began, even as we were actively working with the victims and the investigation was unfolding.

That should not have been the case. I want you to know that we are committed to understanding and sharing information immediately at times like these, and to keep you updated on this particular situation.

This note is part of that commitment to keep you informed, and we will continue to share updates as they develop.

If you are not signed up to the AU Alert system, please do so here.

Niels-Erik Andreasen
President

AICER Symposium Presents Beverly Rumble

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) presents Beverly Rumble, editor of the Journal of Adventist Education, April 3, 2014, from 6–7 p.m. Her topic will be "Writing for Publication in the Journal of Adventist Education."

Consider writing for publication in the Journal of Adventist Education. Join the editor for a special AICER session. Come and share ideas, current research, and learn more about writing for the Journal. The Journal of Adventist Education is the professional publication for Seventh-day Adventist teachers and educational administrators worldwide. Published five times a year, the journal accepts articles on education theory or practice, and articles dealing with creative and effective use of methods to enhance learning environments.  Articles in the Journal are subject to double-blind peer review, and freelance submissions are considered for publication.

Face-to-face participants meet in 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 at Andrews University.

Update on Assaults at Andrews University

Early Sunday afternoon President Andreasen sent a message to the Andrews University campus community updating them on the events of last evening. You may find the entire text of this message on the Andrews Agenda.

Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Police officers as well as other law enforcement agencies were called to the campus of Andrews University to work with Campus Safety shortly after 11 p.m., Saturday, March 29, after reports were made on a series of assaults and armed robberies.

Officers learned through an initial investigation that three different individuals were robbed at three different locations on campus (Meier Hall, outside Nethery Hall and outside Garland Apartments). Two of these individuals were current Andrews University students, and the third was not a student.

Later investigation showed the three thieves took a wallet, cash and ID from one of the victims. Two of the victims had facial injuries as a result of these assaults, and were treated on the scene.

These incidents took place between 10:57 p.m. and 11:20 p.m. The victims have reported the three suspects had a handgun and a knife. At this point it has been confirmed that the gun used was a plastic pellet gun.

Initial descriptions suggest that the first suspect is described as a short black male with dreadlocks and glasses wearing a gray or light blue hoodie, the second is a white male and the third is an unknown male wearing a white cloth over his mouth. One of the victims also reported that the suspect/s were wearing white tennis shoes.

Two of the suspects were last seen running toward the woods from the Garland Apartments area.

Officers are still searching for the suspects, and police are reviewing video from different campus cameras in an attempt to identify the suspects.

 

Office of International Student Services & Programs Closed 3/31

The Office of International Student Services & Programs will be closed on Monday, March 31, 2014. We will re-open on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. We are sorry for any inconvenience that may be caused. Thanks for your understanding.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Granger Adventist Fellowship

Granger Adventist Fellowship Church

Meets at the New Salem United Methodist Church

52173 Ash Road

Granger, IN

Time: 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Discussion-based  Adult Sabbath School 10:00-11:00

Active Children's Sabbath School Lessons 10:00-11:00

Child Friendly Worship Service 11:00-12:00

Fellowship Lunch following worship service

For more information go to the website www.grangerfellowship.org

 

 

 

Academic Records Limited Services

The Office of Academic Records will have limited or delayed service from Monday, March 31 through Friday, April 4 as several staff members will be attending a conference. Thank you for your understanding.

Help a Foster Kid Today


HELP A FOSTER KID 

It won't even cost you anything. An ongoing God's Hands 4 Kids project is the collection of gently used household goods, furniture, baby items, musical instruments, sports equipment, toys, clothes of all sizes infant through college age, etc. These items will be given to foster families, foster kids, pregnant/new mom foster teens and those aging out of foster care and transitioning into a life with no family and no state support. These items can be dropped off at:

"Amigos Tax" and "Borja Law Firm"
6535 E Main Street, Eau Claire, MI

If you have questions call (269) 461-6494 or 4181
Hours of drop off 10:30 - 5:00 week days or by appointment. Receipt is available.

As you do your spring cleaning, prepare to move or leave the dorm at the end of the school year, keep this project in mind--it will make a difference in the lives of these foster kids. Watch for upcoming announcements about in dorm collection.

A GodsHands4Kids.org ongoing project.

Carol Jordan
Mobile: 269-357-5169

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dining Services Hours for International Food Fair

The International Food Fair is this Sunday, March 30!

Due to this fact, the Terrace Cafe will be CLOSED all day. However, the Gazebo will be open from 10am - 12pm and also from 7pm - 11pm.

Enjoy all the wonderful food choices, and have a great weekend!

50th Annual International Food Fair

by Becky St. Clair

The 50th annual International Food Fair at Andrews University will be held in the Johnson Gym on Sunday, March 30, from noon to 7 p.m. The event has free admission and is open to the public. Food tickets will be available for sale at the door and are required for acquiring items at the various booths.

The International Food Fair is your opportunity to get a taste of world diversity without a travel agent. More than 20 international clubs at Andrews participate in the fair every year, offering authentic tastes of various countries in Europe and the Caribbean, Korea, Brazil, India and the Philippines, among others. Guests can make a meal of one cuisine or gather a little something from each ethnically decorated booth.

Hungry guests can sip bubble tea while choosing from a variety of vegetarian entrees including Samosas, Indian chapati, pansit, and the traditional rice, noodles and eggrolls. If you’re looking for American fare, corndogs, pizza and some cotton candy are certain to satisfy. Brazilian flan, passion fruit mousse and numerous other pastries and cakes from a range of cultures offer a sweet finish to the meal.

The International Food Fair has been a tradition celebrating the diversity of Andrews since 1964. Nearly 5,000 people attend the event every year, raising around $30,000 annually for the participating clubs. Food tickets are sold in increments of 50 cents, with food prices ranging from 5o cents to $6. Students can charge the cost of tickets to their Dining Services accounts. For more information, contact the Office of International Student Services & Programs at 269-471-6395.

Founded in 1874, Andrews University is the flagship institution of higher education for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and offers more than 200 areas of study including advanced degrees. Its main campus is in Berrien Springs, Mich., but the University also provides instruction at colleges and universities in more than 30 countries around the world.

Pillow Drive

Hug a lonely hurting foster kid by donating a new pillow and pillowcase for them. Many kids have to leave everything behind when they come into care. According to the Department of Human Services, a pillow to hug, one that is theirs and they can take with them can bring such comfort when their world is bad. To provide foster kids with this comforting pillow, a Pillow Drive is under way to collect NEW Pillows and Pillowcases.

Pillows and Pillowcases can be dropped in decorated boxes at the following locations:

  • Village Do It Hardware,
  • Campus Ministry Andrews University,
  • Pioneer Memorial Church--2 Lobbies,
  • WAUS Howard\Performing Arts Center,
  • Countryside Academy--Benton Harbor, South Shore
  • Women's Health Care--St.Joseph,
  • Niles Westside Adventist Church/School--Niles.

A project of GodsHands4Kids.org

First Haitian American SDA Group Guest Day

We will have a community guest day on April 12, 2014. First Haitian American Seventh-day Adventist Group will honor six social institutions who greatly contribute to our communities: The president of Village, Deputy Chief of Police, Methodist Church, T&T auto repair, Mobile Home Park. In the afternoon we have a benefit concert with Progressive Baptist Choir, Bell Choir, Journey, and Girls of Mercy at 5 p.m. The donations will go to support a devastated Seventh-day Adventist Church in Haiti and our free breakfast ministry in the Mobile Home Park every Sabbath.

Adventist Forum presents A. G. Daniells: Lessons in Leadership

Adventist Forum presents "A. G. Daniells:  Lessons in Leadership" by Dr. Benjamin McArthur,  Professor of History at Southern Adventist University on Saturday Afternoon at 3:30 pm, April 12, 2014, in Chan Shun Hall, on the campus of Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.

Dr. McArthur is a graduate of Andrews University.  He subsequently earned MA and Ph.D degrees from the University of Chicago. Following graduate school, he joined the faculty at Southern where he taught history for thirty years.  He then spent three years at Southwestern Adventist University where he served as academic dean.  He returned to the classroom and to Southern Adventist University in 2012.  His primary teaching interests are in American history, from colonial times through the early twentieth century.  He also enjoys writing screenplays and has written two books on the American theater.  In recent years his scholarly interest has focused on the Adventist church. He is currently involved in writing a biography of A. G. Daniells, the longest-serving president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, who is the subject of his presentation.

The following information from Wikipedia provides a brief background on A. G. Daniells:  Arthur Grosvenor Daniells (1858 ­1935) was a Seventh-day Adventist minister and administrator, most notably the longest serving president of the General Conference.  He served as secretary to James and Ellen White for one year. He later worked as an evangelist and was one the pioneers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific. He became the president of the Australasia Union Conference, and then the president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (1901 to 1922). He led the church in developing a new level of church government, the union conference. He was the first chairperson of the Ellen G. White Estate (1915 to 1935).  He was not reelected in 1922. In his retirement Daniells formed the Seventh-day Adventist Ministerial Association and Ministry magazine.

Adventist Forum is open to the public.  All are welcome.  For information, contact Art Robertson at robertsa2@earthlink.net or call 471-7150.

PMC Mission Trip

Let’s Go !  No Regrets!


High school and College age students are welcome!
How much?  $300 and then we work together to fundraise.
 
PMC Summer Mission Trip
The Application Due Date for the PMC Chiapas Mission trip this summer is April 1 (no joke :)

Please return the application either by email or drop off at the church office.
The dates again are July 17- Aug. 4. The cost is $300.

If there anything else that you need or any questions you have please contact Pastor Goetz - goetz@andrews.edu/471.6565.

Check us out on Facebook: PMC Mexico Mission Trip
 

 

Terrace Cafe's new Menu Mail!

Sign up for Menu Mail!

Would you like to receive emails with the Terrace Café’s menu for the day?

You can sign up for Menu Mail today by going to the bottom of this web page:
andrews-university.cafebonappetit.com

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Confidential Complaint Mechanism via Internal Auditor

In an effort to continue to follow best practices at Andrews University, a confidential complaint mechanism is available for faculty, staff and students to share concerns, independent of management, about questionable accounting, accounting controls, auditing matters or financial ethical misconduct. If you have a financial concern, you may contact the internal auditor, Sylvia Budd, at 471-6503 or sbudd@andrews.edu. You may submit a complaint online via the Internal Auditor's homepage at www.andrews.edu/services/auditor.

Chemistry Seminar: Biodegradable Polymers: Polylactides and Polyglycolides

Everyone is welcome to attend our Andrews University Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series this coming Thursday, March 27 at 4:30pm. As usual we meet in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Thursday's student presentation topics are:

  • Biodegradable Polymers: Polylactides and Polyglycolides presented by Jiyeon Rachel Lee (biochemistry junior) and Andrew Hong (biochemistry junior)

and

  • Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering presented by Swanieka Choy (biochemistry junior), Abigail Saint-Juste (chemistry and behavioral science junior) and Rosanne Thornhill (biochemistry junior)

Attached are the seminar flyers in pdf format with more details about our speaker's and their talks.

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

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

There are directions given to Andrews at: http://www.andrews.edu/about/visiting/get_to_andrews.html 

Here are the directions to the chemistry dept:

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

2014 International Food Fair

Dear All:

We would like to welcome you to the annual International Food Fair. This year it will be held on March 30, 2014 from 12 - 7 pm at the Johnson Gymnasium, Andrews University. There will be close to 20 ethnic booths that will be preparing variety of foods for you to purchase and enjoy. This event is well attended. 

We hope to see you there. Thank you in anticipation for your attendance and support. 

Robert Benjamin, Director

Office of International Student Services 

 

 

 

Pre-Kindergarten Visitor's Day

Kindergarten Visitors Day is coming!  If you have a child or grandchild who will be in for the 2014-2015 school year, Ruth Murdoch Elementary School and the Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Curnutt invites you to two events: Parent Night on Monday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m., and Pre-Kindergarten Visitor's Day, Tuesday, April 8, 8:15 - 11:30 a.m.  Call us to register 269-471-3220.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lifestyle Change Coaching Date Reset

Week in Pictures

Monday, March 24, 2014

MASDAC Youth Formal International Dinner

Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS
Adventist Conference on Family Research & Practice 2014
July 17-19
Due date for submissions: March 31
See attachments for more info
 

The Courtyard special rate for May Graduation



The Courtyard by Marriott Benton Harbor has a special rate set up for Andrew’s University’s May Graduation.  Please visit us here to make any accomadations. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Stephanie Burns at  269-925-3000 ext. 625
 

Start date: 5/1/14

End date: 5/5/14

Last day to book by: 4/1/14

SBA Minute-to-win-it Game Night

A fun filled night of minute-to-win-it games and cash prizes. Food Provided. Hosted by the School of Business Administration. 

Location: AUSA Rec Center

Time: Saturday, March 29 - 8:30-10:30 PM

 

Waldensian Class

Waldensian Class RELG 360-041

Need one more religion class? Travel to the ancient home of the Waldenses this June! From June 4-12, 2014 we will tour the sacred sites in the Piedmont Alps of Northern Italy, expanding student's historical and spiritual perspectives with a personal experience of faith. All costs for the trip are covered by registration for this summer course RELG 360-041(the cost is the same as a 3 credit class on AU campus, plus a $250.00 travel fee). There are varying fees for graduate students, and community persons. Persons who wish to take this 3 credit class will need to contact Professor Kathleen Demsky, Director Architecture Resource Center (ph. 269-471- 2418/ email - demskyk@andrews.edu). Please contact Professor Demsky by phone or email for the resources (books/DVDs) that will be needed prior to taking the tour, to gain knowledge beforehand, of the amazing historical sights of these ancient people of faith, which we will discover on this faith journey.

The Department of English Presents "The Importance of Being Earnest"

The Department of English presents "The Importance of Being Earnest" this weekend.  Tickets are on sale in the department and at the door for $5.00.  Performances will be Saturday evening, March 29, at 8:30 pm, and Sunday, March 30, at 7:00 pm.  Both performances are in the Burman Hall Auditorium.  For more information call Bruce Closser (3172).

Foster Parent Orientation


FOSTER PARENT ORIENTATION

If you have an interest in learning about whatit takes to become a licensed foster parent or what might be involved in fostering, there is an orientation presented by licensing workers from the Berrien County Department of Human Services Tuesday evening, March 25, 6:45 - 8:15 pm in RM 104 Buller Hall. This is not a commitment to foster but is one of the steps in the process to becoming licensed. It is strongly encouraged that if possible you watch the videos at http://www.swmifostercarecoalition.org/training/ before attending.

Sponsored by a PMC Grow Group
GodsHands4Kids.com


 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

AU Career Conference: Mapping Your Success

On Sunday April 6, 2014, Crister Delacruz, Marketing & Communication Director for ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) International and an alumna of Andrews University, will be the guest speaker at our first Annual AU Career Conference, hosted by the Career Development Services of Andrews University.

The AU Career Conference which will take place in Chan Shun Hall on the campus of Andrews University, is intended to provide a platform for upperclassmen, and especially graduating students to spend half a day immersed in practical and applicable career training. The conference will include break-out sessions covering topics from resume building & reviewing, job search & interviewing, networking, publishing, to job search etiquette, and much more.

To Register*: stop by Bell Hall Suite 123, Counseling & Testing Center.

What: AU Career Conference: Mapping Your Success
Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Registration: 11:30am
Location: Chan Shun Hall

*Up to 5 Co-Curricular Credits Offerred. Lunch is provided. There is a non-refundable $10.00 registration fee.

AICER Symposium Roundtable

The Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) would like to invite you to attend    roundtable presentations by the School of Education graduate students on "Nurturing spiritual Growth in Public and Private Spaces."

 Presenter:  Cora Clark,  

Spirituality in the Public Place

In her book The Soul of Education: Helping Students Find Connection, Compassion, and Character at School, Rachel Kessler (2000) calls for educators to recognize and nurture the spiritual needs of their students. Considering the pluralistic nature of most twenty-first century societies, the question of how spirituality fits (or ought to fit) into the public school curriculum, poses some delicate challenges.   As Adventist educators, we too value spirituality and the integration of faith and learning. What can we learn from Kessler’s ideas and methods? 

Presenter:  Cheryl Logan

Pathfinders' Leadership Training Curriculum

Master Guides serve in many roles within the SDA church, as Adventurer and Pathfinder staff, in children’s ministries, and as pastors.  In this symposium we will look at the training given to volunteers who are becoming Master Guides, and the current curriculum transitions.

Date:  Thursday, March 27, 2013

Face-to-face participants meet in 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 at Andrews University.

Time Management Seminar

Do you feel like there's never quite enough time in a day?

Ever feel like other people get way more done in a day than you do?

Want to learn how to be more effective at budgeting your time?

You're invited to a time-management seminar!

When: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 5:30-6:30pm

Where: Whirlpool Room in Chan Shun Hall

Who: Run by Mrs. Leah Stratton, a Social Work student

There will be refreshments, and the event is free for students and faculty alike. Even the most organized person will learn some tips on being even more effective, so please come for the meeting.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Prepare-Enrich Training Seminar

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

The last training of the school year is:

Sunday, April 7
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Seminary, Room S120

Pre-registration is necessary by Monday, March 31.

Contact Sue Murray at 470-6877, solutionseekers@sbcglobal.net, or by completing and sending in a registration form available at lifeinnovations.com.

Professionals $170, enrolled Andrews graduate students $135, attending spouses $35 (with special arrangements).

Late registrations accepted with additional $10 fee for mailing materials.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Week in Pictures

2014 Wellness Program for 2014/2015 Premium Discount

Who is eligible to participate?
All employees and spouses covered under the Andrews University medical benefit plan. Both employee and spouse covered under the medical benefit must complete the program requirements to earn the reward.

What are the program requirements?
To receive a 35% wellness discount on health premiums, both requirements must be completed.
1. Meet the 2014–2015 biometric targets with current biometrics*
2. Meet with a Benefit Enrollment Counselor during open enrollment

*Are my biometrics current?
YES—You participated in 2013 and your biometrics were performed in 2013 AND you had 2 or less health risks. No new biometrics required.
NO—You participated in 2013 and your biometrics were performed in 2013 AND you had a critical or actionable value or 3 or more health risks. You need new biometrics performed in 2014.
NO—You participated in 2013 but your biometrics were performed prior to 2013. You need new biometrics performed in 2014.
NO—You did NOT participate in 2013. You need new biometrics performed in 2014.
Lakeland Care will send an email to employees’ Andrews University email address to indicate whether participation in a new biometric screening is needed. For spouses who are both employees, the email will be sent to the primary spouse who holds the coverage. 

HEALTH TARGETS

  • Five health screenings being measured:  blood pressure, HA1C, triglyceride, LDL, and BMI
  • If 3–5 health standards are not met –or– if there is 1 or more actionable or critical values:  qualify for the reward by completing the Alternative Satisfaction Activity
  • Alternative Satisfaction Activity: meet with Health Management Advisor and follow plan of care (may include a follow-up visit with physician to develop and/or review plan of care)
  • Please refer to benefit booklets, handouts, and website for further details

HEALTH SCREENING
This only applies to those who have been notified that a new biometric screening is required (as notified to employees directly by Lakeland). Available only for the employee and spouse (other dependents are not eligible). 

Onsite biometric health screens will be held on March 26 & 27 from 6:30–11 a.m.

  • Requires a 12-hour fast (water only, no coffee or juice)
  • You may take your medications as prescribed
  • You are encouraged to drink water to remain hydrated
  • A light breakfast will be available to screening participants

To schedule a screening click here: Health Screening Scheduler
If prompted, the enrollment number for the Health Screening scheduler is 10119.

  • Schedule one appointment per participant; if making more than one appointment, different email addresses must be provided (each  appt. will be approximately 15 min.)
  • Please watch for your email confirmation (check spam or junk folder if necessary)
  • Location: Dining Services
  • DEADLINE to schedule appointment is Monday noon, March 24

Lakeland Care Health Management Advisors will be onsite to review biometric results on April 9 and 10 from 8 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (further information to be provided at screening appointment).

ALTERNATIVE TO SCREENING
A Primary Care Provider wellness verification form (download the attachment) may be submitted to Lakeland Care. This physician form is due by April 18.

DEADLINE to complete the 2014 Wellness Program for the premium discount is May 1, 2014.

Questions? Please send an email to benefits@andrews.edu for assistance. 

Supervisors and Office Managers: Please post in your department for employees who do not have ready access to email. Thank you.

PMC Sundown Vespers

PMC sundown vespers 

Youth Chapel,  6:00pm, March 22

Come and close the Sabbath with us.  The  vespers topic is,

Secrets of Happy Marriages, part 2, by Emmanuel Oduro-Bediaka.Emmanuel 

Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice

ADVENTIST CONFERENCE ON FAMILY RESEARCH & PRACTICE
July 17-20, 2014
Seminary, Andrews University
Speakers: Carlton Byrd and Rene Drumm
For more info and to register visit: www.andrews.edu/discipleship

2014 Open Enrollment Period

We are pleased to announce the upcoming 2014 open enrollment period for our benefit programs for all benefit eligible employees. Open enrollment is the employee's annual opportunity to elect and/or make changes to certain benefits for the new plan year, effective July 1, 2014. Please review the open enrollment information provided below.

OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD 
April 1–16

PREMIUM DISCOUNT
To receive a 35% wellness discount on health premiums, both requirements must be completed
1. Meet the 2014–2015 biometric targets (please look for another email with more information on meeting this portion of the discount requirement)
NOTE: Both employee and spouse, if applicable, must complete this requirement
2. Meet with a Benefit Enrollment Counselor during open enrollment

SCHEDULE OPEN ENROLLMENT
To make open enrollment changes, you must schedule an appointment with a benefit enrollment counselor from Benefits Technologies, a benefit communication and enrollment firm that we are partnering with again year. These counselors will meet with you in an individual session and provide a clear understanding of benefits options, including the new Whole Life product, answer any questions you may have and aid you in enrolling in the plans you select.

Your spouse is not required to be present for the open enrollment session. However, if your spouse is also a benefit eligible employee, they should also go through the enrollment process to review and make any changes to their benefits.

Enrollment Locations: Please take note!

April 1 Dining Services April 9 Dining Services
April 2 Ad Bldg, Room 307 April 10 Dining Services
April 3 Whirlpool Room April 14 Howard Center
April 7 Dining Services April 15 Dining Services
April 8 Dining Services April 16 Dining Services




 

 

 

Please note: Employees MUST meet with a benefit counselor to make elections for both medical and dependent-care flexible spending accounts (FSA). FSA elections do not passively roll into the new benefit year, due to IRS regulations.

Click on the following link to schedule your appointment: Open Enrollment Scheduler
If prompted, the enrollment number for the Open Enrollment scheduler is 14242.

You have two weeks to schedule your open enrollment appointment (approximately 30 min.). The online scheduler will close on March 28 so please don’t delay in scheduling your appointment as dates and times fill up fast!

Questions? Please send an email to benefits@andrews.edu for assistance.

Supervisors and Office Managers: Please post in your department for employees who do not have ready access to email. Thank you.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Michiana African SDA Church Annual Week of Prayer

March 23–29, 2014
Time: 6:30–8 p.m.

Theme: Whom Shall I Send?
Key Text: Isaiah 6:8

Speakers: Local Speakers during the week
Special Guest Speaker for Sabbath, March 29: Chantal Kayumba from Ontario

Venue: MASDAC, 300 South Mechanic St. Berrien Springs, MI 49103.

Special music every evening. Come! Support our Youth! Get spiritually filled!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Faculty & Staff Awards 2014

by Becky St. Clair

The theme for the 2014 Andrews University Faculty and Staff Awards celebration was "An Evening Among the Stars." On Sunday, March 2, hundreds of faculty and staff gathered in the Howard Performing Arts Center for the event celebrating stars among their coworkers and colleagues.

The evening's entertainment also focused on "stardom" from among Andrews faculty and staff: Act I featured the Gane family performing Allegro from "Concerto Grosso in D minor" by Vivaldi; Act II shone the spotlight on six faculty and staff members who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro; Act III was a performance of a traditional Malaysian dance by eight staff and community members; and Act IV featured Mickey Kutzner, research professor of physics, demonstrating inertia and bravery by lying under a board of 1,000 nails and having a cinderblock shattered with a sledgehammer on top of it.

Concluding the evening's entertainment, Dave Faehner, vice president for University Advancement, well-known for his presentation of "Dave's Top Ten" reasons to attend Andrews University during Convocation, presented "Dave's Top Eight" reasons to work for Andrews University.

Each year at this event faculty and staff are given recognition through the Years of Service Awards, Excellence in Service Awards, Faith Development Leadership Award, Daniel A. Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Awards, and Siegfried H. Horn Excellence in Research & Creative Scholarship Awards.

Click on each name to hear an audio recording of the tributes given to each recipient at the event.

Siegfried H. Horn Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award
This award was established in 2011 to honor Siegfried Horn's legacy of scholarship and contribution to the field of biblical archaeology at Andrews University, and his impact upon the world church and the wider community of scholars. It recognizes the lifetime scholarship achievement of Andrews University faculty members in four separate categories. Award recipients, who must be associate or full professors and full-time employees for a minimum of five years, are selected by the membership of the Scholarly Research Council.

This year's recipients are:
Pure & Applied Sciences: Gary Burdick, professor of physics, College of Arts & Sciences and associate dean of research, School of Graduate Studies & Research
Arts, Humanities and Education: Greg Constantine, emeritus research professor of art and artist-in-residence, School of Architecture, Art & Design
Religion & Theology: Roy Gane, professor of Hebrew Bible & ancient Near Eastern languages, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
Professional Programs: Marcia Kilsby, associate professor and chair, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, School of Health Professions 


L–R: Gary Burdick, Marcia Kilsby, Greg Constantine, Roy Gane


Staff Excellence in Service Award
The recipients of this award are hourly or salaried full- or part-time staff who have served for at least three consecutive years, and have not previously received the award. The award is given in recognition of outstanding service to the University, the church and the community, and for demonstrating, by precept and example, a Christ-centered life.

This year's recipients are Dorothy Show, executive administrative assistant to the dean, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary; Vicki Thompson, associate director, Office of Student Financial Services; and Jamie Wright, assistant manager, Office of Plant Services


L–R: Vicki Thompson, Dorothy Show; Not pictured: Jamie Wright

Daniel A. Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Award
This award recognizes faculty whose teaching reflects the high standards of excellence modeled by Daniel A. Augsburger in his 60 years of teaching at Andrews University. Augsburger's leadership, academic rigor, breadth of knowledge, teacher-scholar role, along with care and concern for students, exemplify the best of faculty endeavors. Faculty from each school nominate and choose their individual candidates.

This year's recipients are:
Lauren Matacio, associate professor of instructional library science, College of Arts & Sciences
David Randall, associate professor of chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Arts & Sciences
Kathryn Silva, assistant professor of history, Department of History & Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences
Andrew von Maur, professor of architecture, School of Architecture, Art & Design
Ron Coffen, professor of counseling and school psychology, Department of Graduate Psychology & Counseling, School of Education
Lee Olson, associate professor of physical therapy, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions
Jerry Moon, chair and associate professor of church history, Department of Church History, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary


Front row, L–R: Lauren Matacio, Kathryn Silva, Ron Coffen; Back row, L–R: Jerry Moon, Andrew von Maur, Lee Olson, David Randall

Faith Development Leadership Award
This honor is awarded to any employee who has made a significant contribution to the spiritual life of campus.

This year's honoree is Susan Zork, assistant professor of religion, Department of Religion & Biblical Languages, College of Arts & Sciences.  

35 Years of Service Awards
Bruce Closser, associate professor of English, Department of English, College of Arts & Sciences, has earned respect and admiration during his 35 years at Andrews for his expertise and patience in the classroom.

Marjorie Gadway, building supervisor, decided to leave her career in God's hands and 35 years later she is still working at the Office of Custodial Services.


L–R: Marjorie Gadway, Bruce Closser

30 Years of Service Awards
Michael Harrington began his career in the mid-1980s with College Wood Products, becoming a full-time cow feeder at the Dairy two years later.

Marcia Kilsby, associate professor and chair of the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, School of Health Professions, has a rich history with Andrews University, joining the faculty in 1984 and earning three degrees here.

Miroslav Kiš, professor of ethics, has served as professor of ethics in the Department of Theology & Christian Philosophy in the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary for the last 30 years. For 27 of those years he led the department as chair.

Eileen Lesher, international transcript specialist for Graduate Enrollment, School of Graduate Studies & Research, uses her diligence and attention to detail wisely and effectively in international transcript evaluations for international students wishing to enroll in an Andrews graduate program.

Brian Strayer, professor of history, Department of History & Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences, is known for his tough yet fair approach in the classroom, and his colleagues appreciate his staunch support for the rights of the faculty.

Gary Williams, senior associate registrar, Office of Academic Records, is not only perfect on paper for the job, known for his attention to detail, order and thoroughness, but is kind to boot.


L–R: Michael Harrington, Marcia Kilsby, Eileen Lesher, Gary Williams, Brian Strayer;
Not pictured: Miroslav Kiš

25 Years of Service Awards
Nancy Carbonell, associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, Department of Graduate Psychology & Counseling, School of Education, aspired to be a teacher and has since realized she has taught all grade levels. She is a fully licensed psychologist who maintains a part-time private practice.

Tom Chittick, emeritus professor and chair of the Department of Agriculture, retired this year, leaving a legacy of dedicated generosity behind him.

P. Gerard Damsteegt, associate professor of church history, Department of Church History, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, was born and raised in the Netherlands and encountered Jesus as an aeronautical engineer in the Dutch Air Force.

Bernard Helms, periodical/acquisitions librarian and assistant professor of library science, College of Arts & Sciences, has become a formidable connoisseur in acquiring materials for the James White Library, finding obscure artifacts and dealing with difficult suppliers.

Scott Moncrieff, professor of English, Department of English, College of Arts & Sciences, has been praised for his toughness, knowledge and unique spirit during his 25 years at Andrews University.

Ronald Norton, plumbing foreman, Office of Plant Services, began working at Andrews University in 1978 as the wastewater treatment plant operator and assistant plumber, and is known as an even-keeled person who isn't flustered easily.

Jeff Trubey, assistant manager for the Office of Plant Services, also serves as the campus locksmith. He spends some of his spare time teaching classes in landscape equipment, welding and machine shop.


Front row, L–R: Jeff Trubey, Ron Norton; Back row, L–R: Tom Chittick, Bernard Helms, Scott Moncrieff, Gerard Damsteegt; Not pictured: Nancy Carbonell

Additionally, the evening recognized employees with 20, 15, 10, and 5 years of service to Andrews University.

Twenty Years of Service: Front Row: Arlene Saliba, Xiaoming Xu, Susan Oliver, Patricia Spangler, Mabel Bowen; Second Row:  Spencer Carter, Walter Bowen, Paul Ray, Tami Condon, Denis Fortin, Denise Collard; Not pictured: Kathleen Allen, Lilianne Doukhan

 

Fifteen Years of Service: First Row: Shelly Erhard, Karen Allen, Sharon Prest Ullom, Brad Christensen, Helen Susens, Cynthia Gammon, Roberto Rothermel, Jacquelyn Warwick; Second Row: Teresa Reeve, Timothy Nixon, Terrence Dodge, John Beal, Steve Sowder, Gary Burdick, John Matthews, Carlos Flores; Not pictured: Camille Clayton, Marilyn Craig, Betty Gibson, Fred Guerrero, Ji&rcaron;i Moskala, Tami Urias, Dennis Waite, Stephen Yeagley

 

 

Ten Years of Service: L–R: Martin Smith, Deborah Park, Cynthia Swanson, Jennifer Birney;
Not pictured: Harvey Burnett, Ronald Coffen, Helena Gregor, Heidi Labbe, Jillian Panigot, Evelyn Perez, Andrew von Maur, Kristin von Maur

 

 

Five Years of Service: First Row: Sonia Badenas, Leilani Langdon, Donald Cole, Olga Antonova, David Waller, Melanie Beaulieu, Carmen Pagan, Asta LaBianca, Jean Gustavsen, Lynette Quinones, Mary Ann Cuarto, Jacqueline Yates; Back Row: Debbie Michel, Chi Yong Yun, Victor Antonov, Dawn Mutz, Raymond Spoon, Erhard Gallos, John Schnepp, Donald Cole, Penny Sisson, Juan Alvarez, Silmara Ferreira, Stanley Patterson; Not pictured: Gregory Almeter, Audrey Castelbuono, George Chittick, Christopher Davisson, Ronald Graham, Jean Hakiza Gaparayi, Kenley Hall, Timothy R Keough, Aaron Moushon, Marcella Myers, Benjamin Panigot, Gillian Sanner, Joselito Santiago, Ana Tasi, Patrick Warner, Carole Woolford-Hunt, Kenneth Zehm
 

Berrien Springs Camera Club April Meeting

                                                        Berrien Springs Camera Club

The Berrien Springs Camera Club will meet on Wednesday, Apr. 2, at 7 p.m. in its usual venue, 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. Things in the Sky and
  2. Vents/Grates/Manhole Covers. 

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).    

The second select category will certainly challenge the creativity of members. How many people sally forth to take beautiful photos of manhole covers? But sometimes a topic is chosen precisely to challenge creativity. It may be surprising to see what some members submit. And those who can’t warm up to that subject can always opt for Things in the Sky. This is their chance to show that unique cloud formation, balloons, airplanes, skyscrapers, treetops, fireworks, or almost anything else they can think of shooting against the sky.       

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 blog: http://photoclub.berrienspringsmi.us/http://berrienspringscameraclub.blogspot.com/        

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.

 

Center for Adventist Research Spring Book Sale

The Center for Adventist Research book sale is back!  The 2014 Spring book sale begins Monday, March 24, at 5:00p.m. There will be hundreds, of used Seventh-day Adventist books, pamphlets, periodicals, audio-visuals, and Ellen White books for sale.  There is also a limited amount of audio-visual equipment and some office supplies for sale.  The books range from the very old to the relatively recent; from excellent condition to poor condition. Included are a number of pioneer writings. The best titles tend to disappear quickly, so don’t delay. 
We accept cash or checks. (Credit and/or debit cards will not be accepted.)  The sale begins March 24 at 5:00p.m. and will run to match the Center’s public hours: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 9 pm, Friday 9 am to 1 pm, and Sunday 4 pm to 8 pm.  For more information, you may call the Center at (269) 471-3209. 

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Carmelita Troy's Father Passed Away

Carmelita Troy, associate professor of accounting, lost her father, Owen Troy, on Sunday. Owen retired from serving as the communication director for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists in 1995. Please join us in expressing our sorrow for her loss. 

Details can be found here.

Microsoft Word Basics

The Berrien Springs Community Library presents Microsoft Word Basics, a two-day course for those who have little to no experience with this software.  The training will be held on Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27 from 11:00am-1:00pm in the Community Room at the library.

RSVP is required and there is a $5 registration fee.  Once both sessions have been attended completely, a participant will receive reimbursement. 

Please call the Berrien Springs Community Library for more information or to register. (269) 471-7074

Monday, March 17, 2014

School of Architecture, Art & Design Guest Lecture

The School of Architecture, Art & Design will have a lecture by Walt Vernon, CEO of Mazzetti, a national consulting and engineering firm headquartered in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the Architecture Lecture Hall.  Mr. Vernon has been working with healthcare clients to plan, design, and operate healthcare facilities around the world for more than 25 years.

Spring into Gardening

It's that time of year again for gardening enthusiasts to begin prepping and planning for the spring gardening season.  Many of you may already have seed catalogs piling up in various places around the house and been enjoying looking over the bright colors and yummy produce selections (something especially fun to do when it gets dark and dreary outside).  Others may be enjoying tasty greens grown in their own winter-garden greenhouse.

Join us for a gardening seminar with Darryl Hosford April 13 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Village Church Family Center.

For any questions, contact Rhonda Johnson at  471-7795

The Journey by Dionne Robinson Book Signing

Scrapbooking Together

Sunday, March 30
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
PMC Commons

Card makers and scrapbookers are invited for a day of fellowship and fun. Bring your projects and come for the whole day or for just a few hours and get inspiration from others. Bring your lunch. 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!

Steve Wright Passes Away

William Stephen “Steve” Wright, 70, of Berrien Springs, passed away in Berrien Springs on Thursday, March 13. Steve was born on February 1, 1944, to his parents LaVerne and Virginia Wright in Buchanan, Michigan. He graduated from Galien High School in 1962. He attended classes at Grace College, Lake Michigan College, Andrews University, Western Michigan University, and graduated with high honors from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Industrial Arts Education.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Doctoral Defense

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in Room #123, in the Griggs Distance Learning Building.  Lisa Barnes Greco will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Lisa Barnes Greco’s dissertation title is, “The Influence of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People on a Merger Between a Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services in a Midwestern State: A Single Case Study From 2007 - 2014.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

Nutrition Day Seminar

United Way Volunteer Recognition

United Way of Southwest Michigan is now accepting nominations for three categories of volunteer recognition awards to be presented in July 2014.

  • LIVE UNITED Youth Scholarships – $500 scholarship awarded to outstanding youth volunteers - one high school senior in Berrien County and one high school senior in Cass County.
  • Powerful Giving Awards – Awarded to volunteers from Berrien and Cass who make a difference within United Way’s goals in Education, Income, Health, and Basic Needs.  Winners will be able to direct $200 to the nonprofit organization of their choice.
  • Margaret B. Upton Volunteer Leadership Award – Honors a Berrien County resident who has shown a lifetime commitment to volunteerism.  The winner will be able to direct $3000 to the nonprofit organization of his or her choice.


Nominations are due by May 2.  A full list of criteria can be found on our website.  Nominations can be submitted online, or people can download a form through our website.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.uwsm.org/nominatechoice




 

Andrews University hosts Pizza for Pints

Give Blood on Monday, April 7, 2014 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and receive a coupon for a large pizza from Papa John's.

You can donate at Pioneer Memorial Church in the Commons. Additionally, you can set up an appointment by calling 1-866-642-5663. For more infromation visit www.miblood.org.

 

 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lamson Health Club Spring Break Hours

Lamson Health Club Spring Break hours are as follows:

Friday, March 14:

6:00 am - 11:00 am

Monday - Friday, March 17-21:

6:00 am - 11:00 am (M-F)

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (M-Thurs)

Sundays, March 16 & 23:

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Great Kids Academy

Please See Attached Flyer

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Niles Westside Adventist Church Service March 15, 2014

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.

March 15: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Call for Papers-Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Conference 2014

This conference is sponsored by the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Department. 

Contact Information:
Dr. McGarrell
tlcinfo@andrews.edu
269.471.6235

Movie Night

The Golden Eagle Pathfinder Club invites you to a social at the Villages Adventist Elementary School Gymnasium.  This Saturday, March 15, at 8:00 pm the Pathfinders have planned a movie night.  This is a fundraising activity for Osh Kosh.  There will be snacks on sale and a $1 entrance fee.  Do not miss out; we would like your support.

Eau Claire Sabbath Service March 15, 2014

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

Sabbath Speaker:  Pastor Ted Tom
Sermon Title:  "Who Said You Could Do This?"

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

James White Library

James White Library will conduct a survey of the students’ library use and reference service needs from March 24th though April 4th of 2014. Please take a few minutes to fill out the form when offered to you by a librarian. Thanks for helping us find ways of serving you better. You will receive a candy bar for participating.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2014 Health Benefits Town Hall Meetings

Attn: Andrews University Employees

Please plan to join us for a town hall meeting on one of the dates outlined below. Important information regarding your 2014/2015 benefits, benefit enrollment and the health management program will be discussed.

Where: Howard Performing Arts Center

When: The meetings will be held at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. on each date listed. Similar information will be shared at each session.

Thursday, March 20
Monday, March 24
Tuesday, March 25

If you have any questions on the town hall meetings, please contact Benefits via email at benefits@andrews.edu.

Supervisors and Office Managers: Please post in your department for employees who do not have ready access to email. Thank you.

Faculty Technology Showcase

Celebrate spring  at the Faculty Technology Showcase, on Wednesday, March 26, from 12:00-1:30pm!

This month features using video in the classroom. Jacquelyn Warwick will share how she uses TED Talks to enrich her classroom teaching; and how she uses video to grade student work. Krista Cooper will share how she used Panopto, a simple video recording and streaming service, to recover instructional time from snow days. Finally Kathryn Banks will share how she uses wikis to support learning. Join us for this interesting and informative session!

RSVP is required so please register online
 

Week in Pictures

KWC Philharmonic Ensemble Concert

The Kingsway College Philharmonic Ensemble, under the direction of Juan Tyson, will present a Tour Concert in HPAC on Wednesday at 8:00 pm. The general public is invited. Free Admission.

Scrapbooking Together

Card makers and scrapbookers are invited for a day of fellowship and fun on Sunday, March 30 from 10 AM to 7 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 your lunch and supper. We will provide prizes, snacks, and a good time.  Email davis@pmchurch.org if you have questions. All are welcome!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Cardinals in Local Paper for Win

The Andrews University men's basketball team dominated from the opening tip to win the United States Collegiate Athletic Association's Dvision II national championship on Saturday night. The Cardinals (24-4) defeated No. 8-seed Penn State Veaver 73-59 for the title, Andrews' third in the past four seasons.

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Bookstore Spring Break Hours

The Andrews Bookstore will be open Monday and Tuesday, March 17 & 18, during spring break, then closed Wednesday–Friday, March 19–21, for inventory. It will reopen with regular hours on Monday, March 24, 2014.

All Nations Health & Wellness hosts a fundraising concert

The All Nations Health & Wellness group, a non-for-profit organization, is hosting a fund raising concert. The event will raise funds for the launch of free, faith-based, state of the art, health and wellness center.

The event will be held on SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the All Nations Church.  Performing will be notable local artists in the area such as Belinda Mulzac, Silent Praise, Chapter X and many more.

Presentation by Dr. Julie Mennella

Julie Mennella from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, Pa., will be presenting a seminar entitled "The Flavor World of Childhood." Dr. Mennella has research interests in how flavor and food preferences develop in humans. She has demonstrated the impact of maternal diet during pregnancy on infant flavor preferences. The presentation will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in the biology amphitheater at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Departments of Behavioral Sciences and Biology.

Call for Graduate Women Scholarship Applications 2014-15 School Year

The 2014-2015 Women's Scholarship Committee Scholarship applications for graduate women students are available in paper form at the Administrative Assistant's desk in the English Department in Nethery Hall or through e-mail attachment by writing Dr. Stella Greig at  greigs@andrews.edu. Please put "WSC Scholarships" in the subject line. Completed applications are due March 24.

There are two kinds of application forms.  One form is for the Steele Scholarship, which is for women who have served as cross-cultural missionaries at least 4 years and who are working on a graduate degree in any of the university schools.  The other form is a general application for women working on a graduate degree in any of the university schools.

General application forms will be considered for several different named scholarships (which have their own criteria--e.g., must be:  a Seminary student, a School of Education in educational or counseling psychology student, or a student working on a music degree), as well as the more general WSC Advisory Scholarship and Honored Women Scholarship.  To give applicants the best chance to receive an award, the committee will determine for which scholarship an application fits best.  Along with the application form, students will need to request letters of recommendation from two different individuals (either from two professors or a professor and a work supervisor).  The letters of recommendation should include the person's assessment of the professor/supervisor as to the worthiness of the applicant in terms of scholarship, work habits and a brief assessment as to the likelihood of the student to meet her goals.  The scholarship funds awarded are to be applied towards tuition.  Questions may be sent to greigs@andrews.edu 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

AU Career Conference: Mapping Your Success

On Sunday April 6, 2014, Crister Delacruz, Marketing & Communication Director for ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) International and an alumna of Andrews University, will be the guest speaker at our first Annual AU Career Conference, hosted by the Career Development Services of Andrews University. 

The AU Career Conference which will take place in Chan Shun Hall on the campus of Andrews University, is intended to provide a platform for upperclassmen, and especially graduating students to spend half a day immersed in practical and applicable career training. The conference will include break-out sessions covering topics from resume building & reviewing, job search & interviewing, networking, publishing, to job search etiquette, and much more.

To Register*: stop by Bell Hall Suite 123, Counseling & Testing Center.

What: AU Career Conference: Mapping Your Success
Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Registration: 11:30am
Location: Chan Shun Hall 

*Up to 5 Co-Curricular Credits Offerred. Lunch is provided. There is a non-refundable $10.00 registration fee.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Aeolians to Perform at Andrews University

The Aeolians of Oakwood University will perform in concert at the Howard Performing Arts Center as part of their spring tour on Friday, March 7, at 8:30 p.m. The Aeolians are under the direction of Jason Max Ferdinand and accompanied by Wayne Bucknor, chair of Oakwood University’s Department of Music. Ferdinand is in his sixth season as director of choral activities at Oakwood University.

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Piano Trio at the Howard Center

In the final concert of the 2013–2014 Howard Center Presents… series, Andrews University professors Claudio Gonzalez and Chi Yong Yun will team up with German Marcano, a renowned cellist in the Latin American music scene, for a trio performance. The concert will include works by Mozart, Turina and Mendelssohn. It all begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, in the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University.

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Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Award

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Award
The Fellowship award is for Phi Kappa Phi members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. Eligibility is open to all active Phi Kappa Phi members, or those who have accepted membership by June 30, 2014. The applicant needs have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study during the coming academic year. Access application at: http://www.phikappaphi.org/web/awards/fellowship_instructions.html.

Deadline: March 24, 2014

Each chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants.  Contact Andrews University Phi Kappa Phi chapter president Meredith Jones-Gray (meredith@andrews.edu) with any questions.

 

Second Sunday Concert Series: Jennet Ingle, Oboe

On March 9, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Jennet Ingle will be performing a program called "Music that SHOULD Have Been Written for the Oboe" - all transcriptions, featuring the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and the Bach E Major Partita.

Jennet is Principal Oboist of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest Indiana Symphony and teaches oboe at Valparaiso University.  She is in demand as an orchestral player and has appeared with such esteemed groups as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Milwaukee Symphony, and the Rochester Philharmonic.  Since 1998 she has owned and operated Jennet Ingle Reeds, specializing in customized oboe, English horn, and oboe d’amore reeds.  Jennet is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music.  Further information can be found at jennetingle.com.

No tickets are required for this performance.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright Sites

The History Center at Courthouse Square in Berrien Springs is sponsoring a tour of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic sites in Illinois and Wisconsin in May.  The three-day, two-night tour includes visits to Taliesin, Wright’s home and studio in Spring Green, Wis.; the First Unitarian Meeting House in Madison, Wis.; his home and studio in Oak Park, Ill.; the Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago.  The “America’s Architect” tour runs May 18-20.

The fee is $599 per person (double occupancy) for History Center members, or $649 for non-members. Non-members who want to go on the tour can join the History Center for a $20 individual fee or $30 for a family. The tour charge includes bus transportation, all lodging, breakfasts and dinners, guide services, and all admissions, taxes and gratuities. The tour departs from the History Center in Berrien Springs.

Those interested can get more information and an itinerary, or make reservations by emailing the History Center at bcha@berrien history.org, or by calling (269) 471-1202. A $100 per person deposit is required, with the balance due by April 1.

The Center, which includes the 1839 Courthouse and other historic buildings, is operated by the non-profit Berrien County Historical Association.

Scholarship Fund for VanderWaal Children

We want to thank you for the contributions that have been made to the Scholarship Fund for the VanderWaal children, Michael, Ben and Emma, in memory of their mother, Sue, who died 2/22 after a two-year battle with cancer. The support the Andrews community has shown for the family has meant a lot to them. If you are interested in contributing to this fund please go to:

http://www.youcaring.com/tuition-fundraiser/sue-vanderwaal-s-children-s-scholarship-fund/143353

If you have any questions, please contact Jan Wrenn in the Department of Social Work at 269-471-6677.

All Nations Church Service March 8, 2014

All Nations SDA Church Service, March 8, 2014
Speaker: R. Clifford Jones

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Change Your Body

Ladies are you ready to change the way you look, the way you stand and the way you move? CHANGE YOUR BODY GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING starts a new session on Sunday, March 9, at 9am, at Lamson Health Club. This unique program will help you to shed fat, build muscle, and increase lean midsection.  Within each workout you will get dynamic warms-ups, core training, strength training and improve your overall conditioning. Your workout routines are personalized for you by an experienced trainer, targeting your individual requirements. In the next three month you will build strong core, increase flexibility and balance. The class meets three times a week (Sunday at 9am, Tuesday, 6pm and Thursday 6pm). If you are interest in joining, please call the Lamson Health Club at 471-3449 or e-mail Anna at anna@changingyourbody.com

 

Caribbean Nations Club Culture NIght

Come out and join the Caribbean Nations Club for a night sure to give a taste of the islands! Escape the Michigan snow for a short journy through the West Indies. Presentations, music, and much more! If you have any questions feel free to contact us on Facebook or at caribbeannationsclub@gmail.com

Date: March 8, 2014

Location: Chan Shun Hall

Time: 7:30pm

Hope to see you all there.

Doctoral Defense

Monday, March 10, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Eddy Wayne Witzel will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Eddy Witzel’s dissertation title is, “Wheel of Innovation: How Leaders' Attitudes and Behaviors Drive Disruptive Technology in the US Navy.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.
 

Niles Westside Adventist Church Service March 8, 2014

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.

March 8: Jared Browne, Speake

Eau Clair Sabbath Service March 8, 2014

Eau Claire SDA Church

6562 Naomi Road
Eau Claire, MI 49111

Sabbath Speaker:  Dr. Tom Shepherd
Sermon Title:  "Salvation ABCs"

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

Professor Earns Statewide Award

Michigan Campus Compact (MiCC) is pleased to announce Jacquelyn Warwick, professor of marketing in the School of Business at Andrews University, was honored with a MiCC Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award at Civic Engagement Institute 2014: Celebrating 25 Years of Connecting Campus & Community, on Monday, Feb. 3. This prestigious biennial award is the highest MiCC bestows on faculty and staff in the state of Michigan. 

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dean's List Fall 2013

Andrews University has announced the names of undergraduate students appearing on the dean's list for fall semester 2013. 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 572 students on this list.

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Cardinal Classic Review 2014

“When you bring 42 teams together composed of over 650 student athletes and their coaching staff, playing a total of 105 games in three days, you have to ask yourself, ‘Are you insane?’ The answer is probably ‘yes,’ however, I would do it all over again,” says David Jardine, director of Student Activities & Athletics.

Andrews University hosted the annual Cardinal Classic Basketball Tournament Feb. 6–8, 2014, with a record number of 22 boys teams and 20 girls teams participating. Andrews welcomed more than 650 athletes, coaches and sponsors from all over the country to compete in the three-day event. The tournament allowed the academies to interact with each other and gave the students an opportunity to meet new people and make friends from other schools, as well as experience what life at Andrews is like.

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Nursing Board Pass Rate Soars

The Andrews University Department of Nursing recently achieved the incredible feat of a 100 percent overall board pass rate for the class of 2013.

Nursing students are required to take the National Certified Licensure Examination (NCLEX) after graduation to receive their nursing license. Students in nursing programs and schools must reach a specific pass rate on the NCLEX each year in order for the programs to maintain state approval and accreditation for functioning as a nursing program. 

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Adventist Engaged Encounter

Andrews University will host Adventist Engaged Encounter (AEE) on the weekend of March 7–9, 2014. This enrichment weekend for engaged and recently married couples offers couples the insights, tools and confidence to develop their relationship and strengthen their commitment for one another.

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Intense Winter Hits Andrews University

“In my 10 years at Grounds, I have not been a part of any winter like this,” says Michael Villwock, grounds manager at Andrews University. “Four snow days is unheard of. The cold temperatures and wind chills have been a big part of that.”

To date, Andrews has received more than 130 inches of snow this winter, surpassing the record of 125 inches in 2007–2008, the biggest snowfall at Andrews since Grounds started keeping track in 1979 and double the average snowfall for Berrien Springs of 65 inches, according to weather records. Aside from areas where drifting has occurred, Andrews currently has around three feet of snow on the ground.

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Children's Leadership Conference

Announcing the second annual Lake Union wide Children's Leadership Conference on the campus of Andrews University from March 28-30.  If you or someone you know loves teaching kids about Jesus and need ideas, inspiration or encouragement, then this event is for you! Come learn and grow from the best trainers in Adventism, including Richard Aguilera, Miss Brenda, and Phyllis Washington.  Full Adventurer Basic Staff Training and Hispanic Workshop Tracks (Basic and Advanced) will be available.  Other workshops include Kids' Health Expo, Creative Prayer Ministry, Children's Ministries basics, and much, much more.  Several of the workshops will be great for kids who would like to learn more about ministry.  This is a training event you can't afford to miss!

Registration costs:

$89 per person ($59 per student) if you register by February 28.  All registration payments are non-refundable and include 4 meals.

For more information visit: http://www.cye.org/events/clc/

For questions call: 269-471-8357 or email: cyechildren@icloud.com

Week in Pictures

Revive Vespers with Dan Augsburger

Join us for the PART II of our exciting spiritual adventure with Dan Augsburger, who is presenting a series entitled "LIKE JESUS". 

This presentation, which is taking place on Friday, March 7 @ 7:30 pm (this time at Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun) is entitled "Be Like Jesus: Wearing the Yoke" (What it means to take up Christ's yoke).

These series are LIFE CHANGING! Daniel Augsburger is a renowned International speaker with focus on prayer and personal revival. You dont want to miss this one! Bring your family and friends!

For more info on Revive events go to www.reviveonline.org

co-curricular credit available each Friday.

 

Helping Students in Distress: A Workshop for Faculty and Staff

Dear AU Faculty or Staff Member,

Remember to reserve your space for our upcoming workshop this Friday, March 7, from 10:30am-12:30pm at Chan Shun Hall’s Whirlpool Conference Room. The topic is “Strengthening God's Circle of Love on Andrews Campus: Identifying & Helping Students who are Challenged, Broken or Lost.”  The presenter is Dr. Joy Alexander, Associate Professor of Counseling at Indiana University South Bend.

We are welcoming all AU faculty or staff members, but will give priority to current Extended Support Network members. Reserve your space as soon as possible by contacting Dr. Luis G. Cruz-Ortega at cluis@andrews.edu 

Presenter’s Bio:
Dr. Joy Alexander received her doctorate from Andrews University and is a licensed psychologist. She is currently an Associate Professor of Counseling at Indiana University South Bend. Having spent over twenty years on university campuses, Dr. Alexander has had the opportunity to assist many first generation college students, with the array of challenges they offer. Dr. Alexander has also facilitated workshops to church and school communities on issues pertaining to young adults in the college environment, academic difficulties, including sexual orientation, substance use, mental health, developmental tasks, and the interfacing of faith and life. Dr. Alexander has also taught in Canada, the Caribbean, and in South Korea.

About the Extended Support Network (ESN):
The ESN is a formal support system comprised of selected faculty and staff volunteers, serving as first responders, and committed to enhancing the caring, safe and supportive environment for Andrews University students where they can process their thoughts, explore, and share their concerns or challenges.
http://www.andrews.edu/services/ctcenter/prevention/esn.html

Sponsored by:
Counseling and Testing Center
Andrews University
Bell Hall, Suite 123
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0130

New Life Fellowship Social

New Life Fellowship is having a social on March 8, 2014 from 8-11:30. There will be food, games, and fellowship. Come and join us at Johnson Gym. Hope to see you there. 

Ellen White Issues Symposium

Join us as we break new ground in understanding Ellen White and issues relating to her life, ministry, and prophetic gift. All are invited to attend free. Speakers this year include Mike Oxentenko, Ron du Preez, David Williams, Tim Poirier, Stan Hickerson, Jerry Moon, and Denis Fortin. Monday, March 24, 2014, from 9am - 5 pm, in the Seminary Chapel. Please visit the event web page for more information.

Dia Internacional de la Oracion de la Mujer

Día Internacional de la Oración de la Mujer
en la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día de Berrien Springs
8 de marzo del 2014
11:00am Gisela Schmidt, "Orar Sin Cesar"
Programa Especial 4:00pm-6:00pm
Para más información, lilianjatina@yahoo.com  

Monday, March 3, 2014

Religion and Healthcare in America

Reflection Lunchtime Forum presents....

And You Took Me In:  Religion and Healthcare in America

by Darius Jankiewicz, PhD

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

12:25 PM - 1:20 PM, Whirlpool Room at Chan Shun Hall (building next to the Seminary)

FREE PIZZA for participants.  Must RSVP by Tuesday, March 4, 2014

rimoni@andrews.edu

Michigan Adventist Elementary Instrumental Music Fest

CONCERT: Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center

The Michigan SDA Conference and the Andrews University Department of Music will host the fourth annual MI SDA Elementary Instrumental Music Festival in the Howard Center on March 5.  Six Michigan SDA schools are participating with 136 students in the Band, directed by Alan Mitchell from AU and Michelle Stark from BCA, and 28 students in the String Ensemble, directed by Hector Flores from AAA. The Music Festival is organized by Jose Cruz from the Village SDA School and the MI SDA Conference of Education.   Everyone is welcome to attend the concluding festival concert.  Free admission.

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