Dr. Tom Goodwin, a professor of paleobiology at Andrews University, will present a talk, "Ice Age Giants of Southwest Michigan," on Wednesday.
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Online tributes continue to be received regarding the death of Esperanza Alvarez-Muniz, the assistant dean of women at Andrews University who died Friday in a car accident. Read the full story here.
A Friday afternoon car collision took the life of Esperanza Alverez-Muniz, the assistant dean of women for Lamson Hall at Andrews University. Read the full story here.
Esperanza Alvarez-Muniz, assistant dean of women for Andrews University, died in a two-vehicle crash late Friday afternoon. Read the full story here.
Esperanza Alvarez-Muniz was killed in a fatal car crash Friday Afternoon. She was the assistant dean of women for Lamson Hall at Andrews University. Read the full story here.
Esperanza Alvarez-Muniz, assistant dean at Andrews University, died Friday in a two-car crash in Berrien Township. Read the full story.
Andrews University is mourning the loss of their beloved assistant dean, Esperanza Alvarez-Muniz.
The tragedy occurred in a two-car accident at M-140 and Dean's Hill Road in Berrien Center on Friday afternoon. Read the full story.
Three EPA chemists presented a lecture at the Chemistry amphitheater on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 4:30 p.m. The three chemists, Dennis Wesolowski, David Schroeder and Lawrence Zintek, were from the federal Environmental Protection Agency's Chicago regional office and were among the many government and private experts called into quick action after the spill in the Gulf of Mexico occurred April 20, 2010. They discussed the quick work they did with a dispersant 3 and cited the collaboration among many people in response to the environmental disaster. Read the full story here.
For one lunch period later this month, everything served at the largest cafeteria at Andrews University in Berrien Springs will come from local food producers.
If you have a quiz coming up with true or false questions--- better eat your walnuts. Andrews University Professor of Nutrition and Wellness Peter Pribis's study on walnuts shows that eating the "superfood" can mildly improve your chances of getting correct answers. The study made it into the British Journal of Nutrition. Read and Listen to the full story.
A new study conducted by a local university shows eating walnuts may actually make you smarter. Researchers at Andrews University say walnuts can help increase your ability to discover true from false. Read and Watch the full story.
Eating walnuts boosts cognitive function, according to an Andrews University Study Published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Students ate one half cup of walnuts daily for eight weeks.
True or False: Walnuts can improve the odds of correctly answering a true or false question. The answer is true according to newly published research in the British Journal of Nutrition ( http://journals.cambridge.org/walnuts ). The study conducted by researchers at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich., found that walnuts--already known for being a power food--can help increase inferential reasoning, specifically, the ability to discover true from false. Read full story.
Committed, winners of NBC's a capella series "The Sing-Off," will be bringing their vocal talents to Andrews University on Sunday, September 25 at 7 p.m. Read the full story.
Three men share memories, hopes and fears after 9/11
How did the events of Sept. 11, 2001, change individual lives and the life of the nation? How are we still changing, and what can we gain from those terrible events? Three men, two of whom were in the South Tower of the World Trade Center when it was hit, share their experiences and hope for a stronger America. Read full story.
Many universities are preparing a number of lectures, public forums, and open discussions regarding the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Sunday will mark a decade since buildings and lives were destroyed when planes were flown into New York City, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. Read full story.
Andrews University is teaming up with Green Earth Electronics Recycling to offer the community the chance to safely recycle electronics. Read full story.
From 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on September 7th you can drop off unwanted electronics at the Andrews University Transportation Building. Read full story.
BERRIEN SPRINGS -- Andrews University will host the panel discussion "Theological Perspectives on 9/11" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today in the Seminary Chapel.
Stanley Praimnath, a 9/11 survivor who was on the 81st floor of the World Trade Center, Tower 2, and saw the plane heading toward him, will give his testimony titled "Faith When the World is Changing" at 11:30 a.m. today in the Howard Performing Arts Center. Praimnath will also participate in an interactive session from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.
Andrews University has a full slate of events planned for next week to mark the tenth anniversary of the September Eleventh attacks. "Memories of Sacrifice, Reasons for Hope" runs from the fourth to the eleventh, and coordinator Rebecca May tells WSJM that the university is making an effort to reflect on Nine Eleven from several different perspectives. Read and listen to the full story.
Andrews University invites the community to join them in remembering the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a weeklong series of events, “Memories of Sacrifice, Reasons for Hope,” Sept. 4–11. All events are free and open to the public.
“We’ve designed the events of this week to inspire faith and hope in God and community, to help us understand ourselves and others through reflection and dialogue, and to remember the lives lost 10 years ago,” said Rebecca May, chairwoman of the planning committee.
BERRIEN SPRINGS - In captured Libyan towns, there are the expected faces - rebel soldiers, defectors from Moammar Gadhafi's military and townspeople who joined the revolution. But there are also college students from Canada.
BERRIEN SPRINGS - A new classroom building awaits Andrews University undergraduates this fall with the opening of the $9 million Buller Hall. Together with the newly renovated Nethery Hall next door, the buildings form the core of the university's undergraduate learning center. Read full story.
In Brief: Ribbon cutting for the first part of the new undergraduate learning center on the Andrews University campus is set for 11 a.m. July 29, the university announced.
Isabella Wah has been a Renaissance Kids camper since she was 10, three years ago.
The six-week architecture day camp allows youth to experience hands-on fun with design, drafting, building, sketching and watercolors, director Mark Moreno said.
The property bordering Napier Avenue west of Lake Michigan College doesn't look like anything special, a large farm field bordered in places by woods and wetland.
But the pastoral landscape is expected to change late this year when Berrien County breaks ground for a new animal control center.
The building for animals is the first and only definite part of a plan to develop a "campus" of county buildings that could eventually include a jail, courthouse or other structures.
The Howard Performing Arts Center announces its 2011-12 season. The schedule will feature: Lake Effect Jazz Big Band... Read the full story.
Though the study may give new encouragement to workers to incorporate even small amounts of exercise into their daily routines, the connection between lower levels of pain and exercise is well-documented, says Lynn Miller, a professor of physical therapy at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, who was not involved in the study. Read the full story.
Berrien Springs-- Luis Fernando Ortiz is the new director of the master of divinity (MDiv) program at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. Read the full article here...
The Curious Kids' Museum wants to continue to pique curiosity about what's going on inside the attraction with a new sign, seating and sculptures outside along the Bluff. Museum officials received the approval of city commissioners Monday for plans to enhance the exterior of the building at 415 Lake Boulevard. Read full story.
Sharon Tyler, a Republican, was elected to her first term in the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008...Representative Tyler recently spoke to THRIVE MICHIANA about opportunities and challenges relating to economic development in southwestern Michigan, and in the state as a whole. Read full story.
BERRIEN SPRINGS - Andrews University has purchased the Lake Union Conference building, next to the university's main entrance on Old U.S. 31, Andrews announced. Read full story.
Sing for Joy, a weekly radio broadcast from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, is carrying original music from Pioneer Memorial Church. The composition, titled Go!, was composed by Kenneth Logan for the Net '98 rally held in PMC in Fall, 1997. The anthem sets to music the theme of Christ's Great Commission and the promise of receiving the power of the Holy Spirit. It was recorded in PMC with the Andrews University Singers, timpanist and organist all under the direction of Stephen Zork. Sing for Joy broadcasts from radio stations in some 37 states, as well as in satellite, shortwave and closed-circuit transmissions. WAUS-FM (90.7) will carry the broadcast at 8:35 a.m. on Sunday, June 19.
Registration is under way for summer camps offered for children at Andrews University. Read the full article here...
An architecture day camp is being offered for kids through Andrews University.
Registration has started for Renaissance Kids, an architecture day camp for kids ages 4–16. The camp is held at the Andrews University School of Architecture. There are six week-long sessions, all offered during June and July. Read full story.
Principal Cleon White was handing out awards to students when NewsCenter 16’s Tricia Sloma showed up with the surprise award for him. He got a standing ovation. Read and watch the full story.
Berrien County may be asking its residents to dig a little deeper into their pockets next year. Read the full article here...
As Berrien County has selected a site for a new future campus, there is already an early picture of what the site may become. The county hired Andrews University's School of Architecture to do a study on the site off Napier Avenue west of Lake Michigan College. Listen to the full clip here...
A full Berrien County Campus could be more than 50 years out, but preliminary plans were presented to county commissioners Thursday. Martin Smith, professor of architecture at Andrews University, presented two preliminary layouts of the site at the county board meeting. Read the full article here...
"Keep moving," yelled the Roman soldiers as people entered the bustling marketplace in Jerusalem. Read the full story here...
Andrews University announced this week that it now owns Griggs University and Griggs International Academy, an accredited and values-based distance education and homeschool provider. Read the full article here...
The U.S. ambassador to Suriname will be among the featured speakers during Andrews University Graduation Weekend, April 29-May 1, the university announced. Read full story.
Andrews University has announced their commencement speakers during graduation week. Read full story.
The emergence of spring at Andrews University brings with it an opportunity to witness to the community.
Since 2003, Andrews University has hosted its annual Easter Passion Play on campus... Read the full article.
BERRIEN SPRINGS - Imperial Japan's occupation of Korea is far from a fond memory for Koreans who lived through it. And the legacy lingers for those born decades after Japanese soldiers left in 1945 after 36 years of often brutal occupation. But the death and devastation from Japan's March 11 earthquake is touching Korean hearts at Andrews University in Oronoko Township. The leader of a campus Korean club said the need to help Japan proved an extra incentive for boosting club sales at Sunday's 47th Annual International Food Fair in the university's Johnson Gym. Read full story.
When the Georgia Guitar Quartet performed Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto Andaluz” with the Utah Symphony Orchestra a few years ago, the event was a rarity for the GGQ: The musicians were playing a piece that actually calls for four guitar parts....For the April 3 concert at the Howard Performing Arts Center in Berrien Springs, the GGQ will perform works by Chopin, Grieg, Prokofiev and Radiohead, among others. Read full story.
Two Andrews University students were interviewed on Fox 28's Morning Show about the upcoming International Food Fair. Watch interview.
Rest on the Sabbath. Heed Old Testament dietary codes. And be ready for Jesus to return at any moment. If these practices sound quaint or antiquated, think again. They're hallmarks of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the fastest-growing Christian denomination in North America. Read full story.
- Ron Clouzet, professor of Christian Ministry and Pastoral Theology at Andrews University, and director of the North American Division Evangelism Institute, is quoted in this article.
- Edwin Hernandez, a member of the Andrews University Board of Trustees and a research fellow at the Center for the Study of Latino Religion at the University of Notre Dame, is also quoted in this article.
Polly's Place representatives speak to Andrews University class
Andrews University counseling and ministry students got a firsthand look at the face of domestic violence when two women told their stories of abuse at the hands of former husbands and a boyfriend. The stories were part of a visit last week by representatives of the Niles-based Polly's Place women's shelter. The women were invited by instructor Alina Baltazar to speak to her class, called Family Violence through the Lifespan. Baltazar worked at Polly's Place six years ago and is familiar with the agency's program. Read full story.
The Andrews University men's basketball team defeated the University of Cincinnati-Clermont 69-54 in the championship game of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II men's basketball tournament Saturday at Penn State Fayette University in Uniontown, Pa. Read full story.
The Andrews University men’s Cardinal basketball team made history Saturday night when it upset the University of Cincinnati Clermont in what many would call a “David vs. Goliath” victory. Read full story.
A 31-year-old Andrews University student had to be hospitalized Saturday after falling into an icy lake and being rescued 25 minutes later, state police reported. Read full article...
A 31-year-old Andrews University student was hospitalized over the weekend after falling through the ice in the cold waters near Clear Lake in Buchanan. Read the full article...
"Berrien County needed a master plan for its proposed 48-acre county campus in Benton Township, and Andrews University architecture students needed the experience... Read the full article.
Regarded as "The Voice" of contemporary Christian music, Patty will be in concert at the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University. Read full article.
President Niels-Erik Andreasen was featured in the Crónica Chillán. Read the full article (in Spanish)...
"We Remember Haiti."
That was the simple message at Wednesday's one year anniversary benefit service to remember the Haitian earthquake victims: The people of Haiti will not be forgotten. Read full story.
They may be thousands of miles from home, but their hearts are still in Haiti.
Haitian students at Andrews University took time to pause on Wednesday — exactly a year after an earthquake ravaged their homeland — to remember the thousands of lives that were lost on Jan. 12, 2010, when a 7.0 magnitude quake ravaged their country. Read full story.
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day but Andrews University in Berrien Springs is getting the celebrations underway early, with a special speaker on Thursday morning. This year's events focus on the theme of women's achievements and concerns. Read full story.
Events to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place across Southwest Michigan beginning Thursday. Read the full article...
Naturally7, whom Quincy Jones describes as “poised to take a cappella to the next level,” will be performing at the Howard Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Read full story.
Public attention has shifted away from Haiti since last year's earthquake, but its problems haven't gotten any better. Read the full story...
The sisters of BarlowGirl, a rising contemporary Christian band that combines the beauty of songs and ballads with emotionally weighty wordplay, will take to the Howard Performing Arts Center stage at Andrews University on Saturday, Jan. 29 as part of “Howard Center Presents…” for the 2010-11 season. Read the full story...
BERRIEN SPRINGS - Geston Pierre is packing a suitcase as he talks about his whirlwind week.
"It's been busy," he says, laughing. "We have a flight from L.A. to New York in a few hours so we can appear on the 'Today' show."
Pierre, a graduate student at Andrews University's Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, is still adjusting to his new-found fame as part of the six-member a capella vocal group Committed, which beat out Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town, Street Corner Symphony and the Backbeats for $100,000 and a Sony Music recording contract Monday in the finale of the NBC series "The Sing-Off." Read full story.
Geston Pierre said he plans to return to Andrews University in January to continue his graduate studies.
But he won't come back to Berrien Spring empty-handed.
In just a few short weeks, Pierre went from a relative unknown to a star after his six-member group, Committed, competed on and won season two of the NBC reality series "The Sing-Off," which pitted 10 a cappella groups against each other. Read full story.
An Andrews University student has made it to the finals of NBC's show "The Sing-Off" with the A-capella group "Committed." Read full story.
Kate Mitrovich of the Lincoln Township Public Library in Stevensville, MI. discusses her thematic book discussion group. Read more.
Includes a reference to Becky De Oliveira, graduate writing instructor.
Enjoying the cold? Neither is Dragos Prahoveanu. A native of Romania, the 22-year-old senior at Andrews University in Berrien Springs says, no, he wasn't raised in a home without heat. Yet he hates being cold, and he knows there are many in the area who feel the same way. Read full story.
A student at Andrews University has begun a blanket drive for those in need this winter. Dragos Prahoveanu created the "Stay Warm Project" in an effort to collect blankets for those in need this winter. See full story.
Geston Pierre doesn't know how many of his Andrews University classmates will be watching him Monday night when his six-member a capella vocal group, Committed, competes on the NBC series "The Sing-Off."
"It's the night before finals begins," says Pierre, a graduate student at the university's Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. "So they might have to catch it on Hulu or something." Read full story.
Geston Pierre, a graduate student at Andrews University, is "committed" to making a name for himself in the music industry.
Next month he'll get the greatest opportunity of his life to do just that when he and his six-member group, Committed, compete on the NBC series, "The Sing-Off," which pits 10 a cappella groups singing against each other. Read full story.
Contemporary jazz pianist David Benoit tries to downplay the Lifetime Achievement Award he received last month at The American Smooth Jazz Awards in Chicago.
"It's nice when you get recognized for what you've given to the format, especially at 57," he says by telephone from his home in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. "I feel like I have a lot more in me, so it's kind of funny to get a lifetime achievement (award). It's nice, but I'm more interested in what I'm going to achieve than what I already have." Read full story.
A big TV break for a college student here in Berrien County. Next month, Andrews University grad student Geston Pierre will be part of an a-capella group performing on NBC's The Sing Off. Read more.
A formal vote on transferring ownership of Griggs University and a surprise rallying of financial support for the Bibles for Freshmen Project were high points of interest at President Niels-Erik Andreasen’s annual Board Briefing following the October meeting of the Andrews University Board of Trustees. Read full story.
Students at Andrews University were throwing raw eggs off a building Tuesday.
No, they weren't egging the building, they were actually competing. Read and watch full story.
Andrews' Horn Museum is a treasure trove of Mesopotamian and other biblical-era history
Some might think this qualifies for Ripley's Believe It or Not, but one of the largest repositories of ancient clay tablets in the United States is right here in Berrien County.
Nearly 3,000 of those once-buried treasures are kept at the Siegfried H. Horn Archeological Museum & The Institute of Archeology at Andrews University just outside Berrien Springs. Read full story.
Chile may be quite a distance from Michiana, but Chilean natives here have been watching the mine rescue saga unfold while feeling unity with their fellow countrymen.
Andrews University professors Carolina Olivares and Ruben Perez have both followed closely the events unfolding in their native Chile, and have been keeping in touch with family and friends in the country. Read full story.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church this week brought in new executives, including a new leader of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, and appointed a new editor for Ministry magazine. Read full story.
A meal prepared entirely from ingredients that came from within 150 miles of Andrews University was served at the university’s first Eat Local Challenge on Sept. 28.
The challenge was designed to help students, staff and faculty think and talk about local food, educating them on the environmental and economic benefits of eating straight from the farm. Read full story.
Move, merge subject to Andrews board approval
Griggs University, the distance-learning institution of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, could move its operations from the church's headquarters in Maryland to Andrews University in Michigan following an action by denomination's Executive Committee. Read full story.
The child of a missionary pastor in Kenya, George Agoki grew up in an Adventist atmosphere. After moving to Uganda in fifth grade, he attended Bugema Missionary College until 12th grade. During that time, the Seventh-day Adventist atmosphere provided a "hedge" around him, as he calls it, filtering the outside world and not presenting a test of faith. Read full story.
My first encounter with Ray McAllister was via e-mail. I knew he was completely blind so when an e-mail written by Ray and sent by Ray popped into my Inbox, I was a bit surprised. He doesn't even let something like sight keep him from typing a perfectly spelled and grammatically-correct e-mail, I thought to myself. But his typing skills aren't what set Ray apart from his peers. Ray is the first blind student to ever graduate from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary and, according to the Society of Biblical Literature and National Federation for the Blind, perhaps the first completely blind person to ever tackle a degree so heavily dependent upon biblical languages, including Akkadian, Hebrew, Greek and even Cuneiform. Read full story.
When J.N. Andrews set forth from a Boston harbor 136 years ago, he had no idea his service as the first overseas missionary for the Seventh-day Adventist Church would one day serve as a creed of Christian service at a university named in his honor. Read full story.
Esperanza Alvarez-Muñiz has never been afraid to question God. In everything, she asks for His guidance—and it usually takes the form of a sign or a test. "I'm a very shy person," she says, "so whenever I felt God wanted me to do something, I would always test Him." Two years ago, God led her to the position of assistant dean of Lamson Hall—and she began asking God the hard questions. Read more. Read full story.
Andrews University has again been named one of the "Best National Universities" for 2011, as reported in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2011" issue. Andrews was also recently ranked on Forbes.com's 2010's "America's Best Colleges." Read full story.
What I remember most about Thanksgiving every year is hearing the shattering of glass and the sound of crunching metal—the sound of change—the sound of a moment that would completely change my life.
They tell me it was a good thing I was asleep. If I had been awake and tensed up, it would have caused devastating damage. Then again, if I had been awake I probably wouldn't have crashed. Still, driving to work early one crisp Sunday morning in November during my senior year at Andrews Academy, I was overcome with sleepiness and dozed off behind the wheel. The impact sent my car rolling several times and snapped my neck, fracturing the fourth and fifth cervical vertebrae. Read full story.
It was 8:30 a.m., July 23! The General Conference pages from Andrews University navigated their way through the Georgia World Dome to our reporting destination—Building E. It was there we were assigned our responsibilities for the next ten days. As we parted ways, I walked through the hallways circling the Dome to find myself approaching the main platform where I had been called to serve. Amazed by the sheer size of the stage and stadium, I looked around pondering what the next few days had in store. Read full story.
"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine..."1 It's a song we start hearing as infants and sing as children in hopes that it will translate into a creed of conduct during our adult years. For Mimi Weithers-Bruce, it has. Her light shines every time she pulls out her Bible, a Bible so well-used that a rubber band is holding the pages together. The mere sight of her well-worn Bible is sometimes just the conversation starter she needs to begin sharing her faith. Read full story.
Recruiting students to attend Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities is one of the most adventure-filled jobs in the church.
Imagine traveling to distant exotic places (like North Dakota, Kenya, California, Hong Kong or Brazil), where you spend exhaustive hours talking with students and parents about life goals, personal finance, educational achievement and spiritual commitment. And all the time you think about the challenges a student will face by traveling to a new and different community like Berrien Springs, Michigan. It's never easy, but it's always exciting. Read full story.
A 50-foot long white and salmon colored wall loomed before me. I had about a day, 15 students and no paint or paintbrushes to complete a Noah's Ark themed mural on the wall of an orphanage in northern Jordan. Overwhelmed, to say the least, I jumped into the project feet-first with full confidence that God was in control. Read full story.
Sisters Kemily and Kalicia "Kali" Morrison are familiar faces at Andrews University, Pioneer Memorial Church (PMC) and in the local Christian music scene. From their dedication to mentoring teens through the PMC Evergreen Club, to their regular leadership in worship services at Andrews, to sharing their music far and wide, this pair is committed to actively sharing God's love at every opportunity. Read full story.
BERRIEN SPRINGS - Sometimes, it only takes the smallest gesture to broaden a person's understanding of music that they haven't heard before. Read full story.
BERRIEN SPRINGS - Michael Card, a musician who has been writing, composing and performing for more than 25 years, will perform a concert alongside Christian pianist and lyricist Ginny Owens at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University. Read full story.
Desmond Murray believes a concept called “early research participation” provides not only an educational value but an economic value, as well. Read full story.
Appiah Kwarteng, an Andrews University student from Ghana, says international students are welcomed from the moment they sign up for classes to the day they receive their diplomas. Read full story.
The list was put out by Newsweek Magazine and compared the population of the school with the percent of ethic students. Read full story.
More than bricks and mortar went into the arch that supports the new whisper dish at Curious Kids' Discovery Zone.
"Every Renaissance kid is embedded in this," said Mark Moreno, a professor of architecture at Andrews University and leader of the Renaissance Kids Summer Architectural School. Read more.
A more than 4,000-year-old clay cuneiform tablet, documenting the receipt of a dead goat, and several other historical items were recently donated to Andrews University's Horn Archaeological Museum. Read more.