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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rowena Futcher Reception

Please plan to join us on Sabbath, November 15,  between 4:00-6:00 p.m., in the Whirlpool Room, Chan Shun Hall, for a reception in honor of Rowena Futcher.  After living in our community for many years, Rowena will be moving to Texas to be near her daughter, Beverly.  Thank you for planning to stop by to wish Rowena blessings in her new home.

Men's Choral Invitational

Concert at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 6 at the Howard Performing Arts Center

Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir

Sunday, November 2, at 4 p.m., will be an afternoon of world music at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage when The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir, direct from Dakar, Senegal, offers its blend of magnificent masses, interpretations of gospel spirituals, and traditional African songs. Local youth choir All God’s Children will sing on two musical selections and during a special pre-show lobby performance at 3:30.

Andrews University students, faculty, and staff receive a special $9 ticket price! Without the Andrews discount ticket prices range between $15-$25. Tickets available at www.lmcmainstage.org, at 269-927-1221 from 2-6 p.m., Monday thru Friday, and one hour before show time.

 

Songs of Solitude & Renewal

Saturday, November 8, 8 p.m.

The Andrews University Singers present “Songs of Solitude and Renewal” on November 8 at 8:00 p.m. This choral concert will be conducted by several guest conductors including Stephanie Mauer, Chelsea Lake, and Brenton Offenback. The repertoire will include, “Cloudburst” by Eric Whitacre, “Amor del mi Alma” by Z. Randall Stroope, “Even When He Is Silent” by André Arnesen, “Prayer” by René Clausen, and “Balm In Gilead” by Jackson Berkey.

The concert centerpiece is “This House of Peace” composed by Ralph Johnson for soloists, oboe, piano and choir; commissioned for the opening of Sacred Heart Medical Center in 2008. The words are from health patients and family members, and the composition is dedicated to all health-care givers. The performance will feature renowned tenor soloist Charles Reid, director of vocal studies at Andrews University, and soprano Carrie VanDenburgh, director of choral education in the Berrien Springs public school system.

The concert will conclude with choral adaptations of “Blackbird” and “Yesterday” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, “Skies of the Clear Blue Morning” by Dolly Parton, and “All the Things You Are” arranged by Ward Swingle.

TICKETS REQUIRED: General Admission $5, Faculty/Staff $3, Students & Seniors $3, Children 12 & Under Free

Purchase tickets online, or call our box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Second Sunday Concert: Chi Yong Yun, piano and Si-Yan Li, cello

Concert at 4:00pm on Sunday, November 9

November's Second Sunday concert features collaborative artists Si-Yan Li, cellist, and by Chi Yong Yun, pianist.

The Second Sunday Concert Series is a collaboration between WAUS 90.7 FM, the Andrews University Department of Music, and the Howard Performing Arts Center. These afternoon chamber music recitals are a continuation of the Second Sunday Concerts held at Fernwood Botanical Gardens during the summer months. The Second Sunday Concerts at the Howard Center run from October through April and feature Andrews University faculty and local musicians.

NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Howard Center Presents...Charles & Julie Reid

Concert at 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 15

Love is a most notorious subject matter for poets and musicians. This fall, join Charles Reid, Director of Vocal Studies at Andrews University, as he shares a fun evening with the love of his life, Julie Reid. Come journey with them as they explore the wonderful complexities of love. Recognized as one of his generation's leading lyric tenors, Charles has sung on many of the world's most famous stages, including nine seasons with New York's Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Theater an der Wien, Frankfurt Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and the festivals of Bayreuth, Salzburg, Spoleto USA, Glimmerglass, and Central City. A graduate of Westminster Choir College, mezzo-soprano Julie has concertized around the world with her husband. Since moving to Berrien Springs, she has become a regular in the concert scene of Southwest Michigan.

TICKETS REQUIRED: Reserved Seating $10, Students are Free

Purchase tickets online, or call our box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Sacred Vocal Christmas Concert

Concert on November 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Howard Performing Arts Center

Students of Andrews University vocal instructor Charles Reid present a Christmas concert featuring sacred works.

NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Wind Symphony Holiday Concert

Concert at 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 22 at the Howard Performing Arts Center.

 

The Andrews University Wind Symphony present their Holiday concert under the direction of Alan Mitchell.

 

TICKETS REQUIRED: General Admission $5, Faculty/Staff $3, Students & Seniors $3, Children 12 & Under Free

Purchase tickets online, or call our box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Welcome Christmas: Choral Concert

Free choral concert on December 5, 2014at  7:30 PM


The Andrews University choirs present their annual Christmas concert under the direction of Stephen Zork.

NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Howard Center Presents...A Christmas Celebration...

Howard Center Presents...A Christmas Celbration: Sounds of the Season with a Soulful Touch

Concert on Saturday, December 6 at 8:00 pm

The Andrews University Symphony Orchestra, the University Singers, conductor Claudio Gonzalez, and producer and pianist Belford Hernandez present diverse sounds spanning from classical Christmas themes, Celtic tunes, to soulful color in this concert celebrating the Christmas season. The production will culminate with the famous Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration. Other works include arrangements by Belford Hernandez and David Williamson. Celebrate the season with a diverse array of sounds!

TICKETS REQUIRED: $15 Reserved Seating, $5 Students

Purchase tickets online, or call the Howard Performing Arts Center box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Second Sunday Concert Series: Old Fashioned Carol Sing

Join us for December's Second Sunday concert as we celebrate the Christmas season with a Christmas Carol Sing-Along!

The Second Sunday Concert Series is a collaboration between WAUS 90.7 FM, the Andrews University Department of Music, and the Howard Performing Arts Center. These afternoon chamber music recitals are a continuation of the Second Sunday Concerts held at Fernwood Botanical Gardens during the summer months. The Second Sunday Concerts at the Howard Center run from October through April and feature Andrews University faculty and local musicians.

NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GO Projects: GO rake leaves for those in need

Hey! This Sunday November 2nd, we are looking to show the love of Jesus in a practical way through community service. We want to help those in our community by raking leaves!

A bus will be leaving Pioneer Memorial Church parking lot at 10am and will return at noon.

Community Service or Co-curricular will be available, and you can register by letting us know on this post, or by clicking on the link below.

http://bit.ly/1tg1vdk

Please dress accordingly, we are so excited to have you!

Dr. T. Overstreet Presents at AICER Symposium

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) invites students and faculty to attend a research symposium on Wednesday, November 5, at 5:30 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Tammy Overstreet, Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction Program Director, Andrews University

Title: The Effect of Prosody Instruction on Reading Fluency and Comprehension  among Third-Grade Students
Many students are failing to become proficient readers with current methods used in American schools. Students often make improvements in two fluency dimensions, rate and accuracy, but these improvements have not consistently correlated to improvements in reading comprehension. The automaticity plus prosody (APP) model was developed by this researcher from Topping’s deep processing fluency model to explain why teaching and assessing the multiple dimensions of fluency (rate, accuracy, and prosody) improve  comprehension. The purpose of this study was to compare students who received a treatment of only repeated reading and self-graphing with students who received a treatment of repeated reading, self-graphing, and an instructional focus of prosody.

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall 180

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

Celebration of Research 2014

On October 31, 2014 Andrews University will celebrate the research efforts of faculty and graduate students in the annual Celebration of Research. The Celebration will be held in Buller Hall from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. The program will be as follows: 

12:30-1:30 pm  Plenary Presentations, Newbold Auditorium

1:30-3:00 pm    Poster Session and Refreshments, Buller Hallway and Lobby

3:00-4:00 pm    Oral Sessions, Buller Hall Classrooms

Co-curricular credit will be available for each section of the event. The plenary presenters will be Prof. Roy Gane and Prof. Greg Constantine, recipients of the Siegfried H. Horn Excellence in Research & Creative Scholarship Award. 

Call for Papers- Michigan Academy

The Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 on the campus of Andrews University. Faculty and students are encouraged to present at the conference, which has over 30 sections in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.

The call for papers has been issued and abstracts will be accepted until December 3, 2014. Please view the instructions below:

CALL FOR PAPERS: Go to our website themichiganacademy.org and click on the blue tab labeled "Conference" at the top of the page. Under the Conference tab are links to the Call for Papers, Section Information, etc.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 3, 2014. If you submit an abstract by 12/3/14, you will have a chance to win free conference registration ($65 value for faculty/others or $75 for students).

SUBMIT A 200 WORD ABSTRACT: Note: We are using a new abstract submission system. If you had a login/password in previous years, it will not work. You will need to create a login/password in the new system.
Use this link to submit your abstract or go to themichiganacademy.org and select "Submit Your Abstract" on the left toolbar.

PROGRAM: Over 30 sections (disciplines) in the sciences, humanities and social sciences are holding programs. Follow the link under Call for Papers to see all sections.

PRESENTERS: Primarily higher education faculty, administrators, librarians, graduate and undergraduate students. (Undergrads must have faculty sponsors!).

Also invited to present papers: employees of non-profit and for-profit research organizations, public libraries, governmental agencies, K-12 faculty/administration, etc.

SPECIAL BENEFIT: Abstracts of papers presented at the conference are published in our interdisciplinary, academic journal, "Michigan Academician."

Transformational Vision at LLU

LOMA LINDA IS COMING!  On July 15, 2014 Loma Linda received an unprecedented $100 million dollar gift that launched the $1.2 billion dollar Vision 20/20 program.  Over the next 5 years, Vision 20/20 will be transforming Loma Linda University.  Please come join the deans from the Loma Linda University Medical School and Dental school in the Andrews University Cafeteria from 6-8 pm, Thursday evening, November 6th.   Dr. Roger Hadley MD and Dr. Ron Dailey PhD will share how the Loma Linda University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are offering unique ways for the Seventh-Day-Adventist Christian to share God’s message through LLU’s mission “To Make Man Whole.”  This is not just open to the pre-med and pre-dent clubs.  Anyone who would like information about these career tracks is welcome to come and have some pizza with the deans and ask questions about Medicine, Dentistry and the new transformational $1.2 billion dollar Vision 20/20 program that will be transforming Loma Linda over the next 5 years!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

LLU Pre-Med Interviews

Dr. Roddy of Loma Linda University School of Medicine will be on campus to interview students on Tuesday - Thursday, November 4 - 6.

If you would like to apply to medical school for the fall of 2015, please come to the Chemistry Office to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Roddy will also be meeting with all pre-med students on the evening of November 4th at 5:30 p.m. in the Chemistry Amphitheater.

Upcoming Honors Events

Reformation Day, Friday 31 October 9:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Honors Office

Once again, the Honors Office will host a celebration to commemorate Martin Luther's 95 Theses and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation (traditionally commemorated on 31 October).  We invite you to stop by for Reformation Day Revelry NEXT Friday, 31 October between 9:00 am and 12:30 pm in the Honors Office.  We will ask you to post a personal belief thesis on a post-it note on our own Wittenberg church door—the Honors Office door—whilst munching pumpkin donuts, sipping hot cider, and affixing a fabulous Martin Luther sticker to your attire!

Care Packages for our ACA Honors Scholars—collecting notes and treats until 31 October

There is also an additional piece of news for people who want to extend our love and concern for our fellow Honors friends who are currently studying abroad. Within the next few days, we will have some stationery in the Honors Office for everyone to write messages to our friends away from home. Please feel free to drop by and write letters wishing them luck and to show that we are all still thinking of them. As you’re able, we will also have baskets to collect any snippets of home, such as snacks or gifts, for our friends abroad.  Honors students abroad this year include:

Austin Huh
Julie Logan
Maria Wixwat
Paola Caceres
Anabelis Martinez
Hannah Choi
Michael VanderWaal

HONORS CHURCH REMEMBERING THE GREAT WAR AND RESPONDING TO SUFFERING—8 NOVEMBER, 11:45 am in the Howard Performing Arts Center

Veterans of the Honors Program know that one of our newest traditions from the last few years has been an annual Honors Church service celebrating aspects of the Protestant faith heritage.  Because this year marks the centenary of the start of World War I, we’ve chosen to focus on the Great War and the ways in which it provoked varied responses to the problem of human suffering.  The service will include excerpts from soldiers’ letters, poetry written by soldiers, scripture, and passages from the magisterial Karl Barth commentary on Romans which emerged in the wake of the war’s violence, as well as hymn-singing of pieces written by two major English hymn writers of the World War I era--Ralph Vaughan Williams and Charles Hubert Parry.  We hope that you’re able to join the Honors family for this worship event.

Community Gardens Announcement

All crops must be harvested, and plots cleaned out by October 31st so that the area can be prepared for winter.  After harvesting, please pick up all lumber, plastic, tools, planting support devices, stones, wire, etc. when clearing the area used.  

For further questions please email: info@augardens.com

Revive Vespers: Hide and Seek

Are you looking for God? Join us this friday night, October 31st at 7:30 as Yerling Quispe presents a message entitled "Hide and Seek." 

Located in the Biology Amphitheater in Price Hall at the Science Complex 

Co-curricular credit availible

Monday, October 27, 2014

Institutional TOEFL Exam

Andrews University Center for Intensive Enlgish Programs is offering the Institutional TOEFL Exam on November 14, 2014 at 8:30am. Please sign up in NH 203 and have $35.00 for exam fees. This exam is for students who need to fulfill their TOEFL requirement. Please contact ciep@andrews.edu for more information.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

LLU Pre-Pharm Interviews

Last Chance!

On Wednesday, October 29, Shastin Rains, Director of Enrollment for Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy, will be here to interview students who are interested in a career in pharmacology.

If you would like an appointment to meet with her, please come to the Chemistry Office in Halenz Hall-225 and talk with Dana Johnston.

Please come as soon as possible

Friday, October 24, 2014

"A Sense of Place" Calendar Art and SAAD Architecture European Study Tour Exhib

"A Sense of Place" Calendar Art  and SAAD Architecture European Study Tour Exhibition:

On Tuesday, October 28, from 6-8 PM there will be an opening reception for a combined exhibition. This exhibition will display the artwork that was used in the present AU Calendar "A Sense of Place" as well as a sellection of artworks (drawings and watercolor paintings) created by the Architecture Students on the most recent Architecture European Study Tour (2014). Refresments will be served, copies of the calendar will be available and co-curricular credit will be provided. All are welcome to attend.

The exhibtion will be on display from October 28 - Novmeber 7 in the Art & Design Gallery, located in Smith Hall, on the Andrews University Campus.

 

Honors Church Fall 2014

"Remembering the Great War: Responding to Suffering"

World War I Centenary

Fall Honors Church 2014

8 November 2014  |  11:45 a.m.  |  Howard Performing Arts Center

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

Concert at 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 25

The Andrews University Symphony Orchestra present their fall concert under the direction of Claudio Gonzalez.  They will perform Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony in E minor, Op. 64 in addition to Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82, featuring Carla Trynchuk on the violin.

 

TICKETS REQUIRED: General Admission $5, Faculty/Staff $3, Students & Seniors $3, Children 12 & Under Free

Purchase tickets online, or call our box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Explore the Graduate Experience!

Earn an iPAD and get co-curricular credits!! Juniors and seniors, don't miss this year's Graduate Fair on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Buller Hall. Watch the (short!) video  at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2-JH2TXY1c.

By invitation of the School of Graduate Studies & Research.

LLU Pre-Med Interviews

Dr. Roddy of Loma Linda University School of Medicine will be on campus to interview students on Tuesday - Thursday, November 4 - 6.

If you would like to apply to medical school for the fall of 2015, please come to the Chemistry Office to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Roddy will also be meeting with all pre-med students on the evening of November 4th at 5:30 p.m. in the Chemistry Amphitheater.

Adventist Engaged Encounter

Registration Open for Adventist Engaged Encounter

Berrien Springs, Mich.— Andrews University will host Adventist Engaged Encounter (AEE) on the weekend of November 7-9, 2014. It is an enrichment weekend for engaged and recently married couples, which offers couples the insights, tools and confidence to develop their relationship and strengthen their commitment for one another.

  There are three main aspects to AEE's programming: fellowship with other recently engaged and newly married couples; teaching by marriage mentors; and personal communication and connection development with one's partner.

For many, attending an AEE weekend is one of the most significant experiences of their courtship or early marriage. Erin Castelbuono said, "AEE taught us a different way to communicate more efficiently for our marriage. From this weekend, I became more aware of my husband’s emotions and feelings. I would positively and certainly recommend AEE to anyone who is getting married or who is recently married."

  For registration information, contact the Undergraduate Leadership Program at Andrews
University at aee@andrews.edu or 269-471-6636. Registration fees are $50 if at least
one attendee is an Andrews student and $85 for non-students.

Founded in 1874, Andrews University is the flagship institution of higher education for the Seventh-day Adventist church, located one-half mile east of the U.S. 31 Bypass in Berrien Springs, Mich.
 

God's Hands 4 Kids

An open invitation to all. New Horizons For Children, a faith based hosting program for international orphans, nhfc.org will be presenting an informational session on October 28, 6:45 - 8:15 at Buller Hall Lounge. Presenters will be their area coordinator and a local doctor who has traveled with NHFC. Both presenters' families have hosted, traveled to orphanages and adopted internationally. Sponsored by God''s Hands 4 Kids, a PMC Grow Group godshands4kids@gmail.com  

The Horn Lectureship Series Presents

In A Strange Land: How Judaism Adapted and Survived in Dura Europos, Syria
By Rodrigo Silva, PhD


Monday, November 17, at 7 pm in the Seminary Chapel
This Event is Free and Open to the Public
Co-curricular credit available

Producers' Anniversary Showing of Midnight Cry!

Producers’ Anniversary Film Screening of The Midnight Cry! William Miller and the End of the World
T. N. Mohan, long-time award winning documentary film maker, will be on campus on Wednesday, October 22, as a guest at a 20th anniversary screening of the feature-length film, The Midnight Cry! William Miller and the End of the World.

The event will be held in Newbold Auditorium in Buller Hall on the campus of Andrews University at 7:00 p.m. Co-curricular credit is available for Andrews undergraduate students.

The 102-minute film was originally released on the same date in 1994, on the exact 150th anniversary of the “Passing of the Time,” or “Great Disappointment,” that marked the culmination of the Millerite Movement and the theological impetus of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This screening will take place on the 170th anniversary of that event.

Mohan has been a filmmaker for more than 30 years. His award-winning works focus on major aspects of the Protestant heritage. These include, among many others, feature-length or multi-part documentaries on Martin Luther, Charles Wesley, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a 17 part series on the Apostle’s Creed, and his current project--a major series on 500 years of the Protestant Reformation.

At the screening, Mohan will give a short introduction to the film, and answer questions at the end. He will be joined by Ronald Knott, director of Andrews University Press. Knott was the associate executive producer, on behalf of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and the chief writer. He will also give a brief introduction.

Knott said that the film remains the definitive audio-visual treatment of the rise of Adventism. It is narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Cliff Robertson, provides rich period musical and visual elements, and features expert commentary by George R. Knight and other specialists in American religious history.

“For Adventists, this screening, on the actual anniversary of that momentous day, should be more than just a historical retrospective,” Knott said. “It should be a spiritual event as well.”

The screening is sponsored by Andrews University Press and the Church History department of the Seminary.

New Career Development Coach at the Counseling & Testing Center

Tami McClellan is the new part-time Career Development Coach at the Counseling & Testing Center. For questions related to career development individual and group presentations, resume building or reviewing, job interview preparation, professional etiquette skills building, professional networking, and other career development related information, please contact Tami at the Counseling and Testing Center 269-471-3470 or email her at career@andrews.edu

McClellan is a Counseling Psychology PhD. candidate From Andrews University. She is a Michigan native, from Buchanan, and has a big heart for this close knit community. She earned her B.S in Psychology from Atlantic Union College, and her M.A. in Community Counseling From Andrews University. Within her counseling practice she has worked with many clients to help develop and accomplish career goals by helping them gain self-confidence and develop strategies for interviewing and applying for jobs.  She believes that each person has a unique combination of interests, abilities and experiences that leads them to a chosen profession, and with a little help, their goals can be reached. She has a passion for community, fine arts, health and wellness, and living authentically.
 

Children's Leadership Conference 2015

Join the Kids' Center @ CYE at the 3rd annual Children's Leadership Conference April 17-19, 2015! If you love sharing Jesus with children, this weekend event is perfect for you! Come out and learn how to "Use Your Gifts" for Christ as we explore traditional and creative ministry techniques.  Weekend presenters include Sherri Uhrig, Rocio Rojas, Ben Roy, and Mike Edge. Workshops will also be offered for Master Guide training and Hispanic ministries.  Register by December 31, 2014 to take advantage of our great Super Early Bird Pricing: $35 for students & $55 for adults.  

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

Monday, October 20, 2014

Senior Nursing Class Fundraising Event


Andrews University's Senior Nursing Class is striving to raise $4,000 for our upcoming medical mission trip in December of this year. The senior class has decided to join a Seventh - day Adventist Organization called Cruise with a Mission and the Annual Honduras Mission Trip.

In an effort to help raise the $4,000 funds, we will be hosting a fundraising event at Apple Valley Natural Foods in Berrien Springs, MI. There will be face painting for children as well as health screenings and teachings for adults. Also if weather permits there will be a car washing event.

This event will be held on the 31st of October from 10 am to 5 pm at Apple Valley (9067 US Highway 31, Berrien Springs, MI 49103). Please help support us as we strive to be the hands and feet of Christ through medical missionary work.

ChemSem News 8: Nuclear Waste

How much radioactive nuclear waste do we have in the United States? Where are we keeping it? How do we clean it up from the environment? How dangerous is it anyway? Is any stored in your backyard?

All are encouraged to attend and hear Dr. Shannon M Biros's lecture this Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 4:30pm in A-107 Halenz Hall on the topic: Recognition of f-Elements:Applications in Nuclear Waste Remediation.

This is the eighth Fall 2014 lecture in the annual Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Series. Our guest speaker comes to us fromGrand Valley State University.

Here's a YouTube video related to our topic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkt95IhNqjU

Attached is the lecture flyer and poster in pdf format with more details about our speaker's educational and professional background. The pdf formatted poster is also available at this Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ke7ot3xyafwzsc/CHEMSEM%20NEWS%20Fall%202014%20Flyer%208.pdf?dl=0

For non-Andrews faculty, students and others wishing to attend:

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

Revive Vespers:The Blessings of the Great Disappointment

How is the Great Disapointment that happened 170 years ago relevant to us today? Join us this friday night, October 24 2014, at 7:30 pm as Dr. Damsteegt presents a message entitled, "The Blessings of the Great Disapointment." Co-cirricular credit availible. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Free Intelligent Conversation AUSA Outing

The Free Intelligent Conversation Club's first outing to Chicago will be happening this upcoming Sunday, October 19. Leaving from PMC parking lot at 11am and plan to be back on campus by 6pm.

The outing is open to all and will be of no charge to students as it is sponsored by AUSA.

Sign up in the Student Center between 11am–2pm and 5pm–7pm, Monday–Friday. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wind Symphony Fall Concert

Concert at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18

The Andrews University Wind Symphony, directed by Alan Mitchell, will perform On This Day Earth Shall Ring by Holst, Contre Qui, Rose by Lauridsen, Four Scottish Dances by Arnold, Children’s March by Grainger, Handel in the Strand by Granger, and The Eagle Squadron March by Alford. 

TICKETS REQUIRED: General Admission $5, Faculty/Staff $3, Students & Seniors $3, Children 12 & Under Free

Purchase tickets online, or call our box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dissertation Defense: Carmen George

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Friday, November 7, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Carmen George will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Counseling Psychology. Carmen George’s dissertation title is, “The Relationship Between Attitudes Toward the "No Child Left Behind" Law and Perceived Levels of Burnout Among Teachers in Berrien County, Michigan.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

S.O.S Club Event

The S.O.S. (Saving Oppressed Servants) Club is having their first event and would like to invite you to to it. 

"S.O.S. Presents, Candlelight Vigil Vespers"

 

Friday, October 17, 2014
6:30pm-7:30pm
Located in University Towers Auditorium (Burman Hall)

Details: Our goal for this event is to pray for the persecuted Christians around the world and host a vespers in their honor. The event will include prayer, music, and a speaker. A candlelight vigil on the field will occur directly after with a prayer session and special music. "Like" our member page on Facebook for more information on upcoming events, news, and more at https://www.facebook.com/AUClubSOS.

This event has already been approved. 

Any further questions, please contact the following S.O.S. leadership personnel:
Imani Anderson, President - Imani1400@gmail.com
Jordan Burgess, Vice-President

Howard Center Presents...Jars of Clay

Concert at 7:00 pm on Sunday, October 19

 

Jars of Clay presents a mostly acoustical evening of Christian music from their new album, Inland. Their music has cinematic quality marked by lush keyboard melodies, strong acoustic rhythm guitar, serpentine bass lines, ambient melodies and rich lyrics that attest to two decades of creativity. Jars of Clay has written more than 100 songs, made 10 studio records, won three GRAMMYs, toured internationally and created Blood: Water Mission, an organization dedicated to providing clean blood and water for African nations suffering from the HIV/AIDS crisis.

TICKETS REQUIRED: $25 Premium Reserved Seating, $20 Reserved Seating

Purchase tickets online, or call our box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fall Football Classic & Powderpuff

Hello Everyone!

Hope that you had a great break & Welcome Back! This Saturday night October 18 at 8pm on the Athletic Field, we will be having the Fall Football Classic (which is the boys class game) and Powderpuff Game (which is the girls class game). Its a great chance for you to come out and support your classmates as they play a game of flag football. It will be Boys Freshman/Sophomores vs. Boys Jr/Seniors. And for the girls game it will be Girls Freshman/Sophomores vs. Girls Jr/Seniors. There will be free food and hot drinks provided by Student Activities & Athletics! So come out and support and grab some food and hot drinks and cheer for your class!!!!!  If you are interested in being on a team please come into Student Life and inquire.

** This is a general message being sent to the entire student body. Please disregard if this does not pertain to you. No response is required ** 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ChemSem: The Stories Gunshot Residue Can Tell

She doesn't play one on TV or in the movies. She's a real life CSI! What stories can gunshot residue tell? She knows. Do you want to know?

All are encouraged to attend and hear Dr. Ruth W Smith's lecture this Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:30pm in A-107 Halenz Hall on the topic: Elemental Analysis of Gunshot Residue to Differentiate Bullet Type and Firing Distance.

This is the seventh Fall 2014 lecture in the annual Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Series. Our guest speaker comes to us fromMichigan State University School of School of Criminal.

Here's a YouTube video related to our topic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auhUSAT7ivw

Attached is the lecture flyer and poster in pdf format with more details about our speaker's educational and professional background. The pdf formatted poster is also available at this Dropbox link:https://www.dropbox.com/s/a3r26cj5e1ahef8/CHEMSEM%20NEWS%20Fall%202014%20Flyer%207.pdf?dl=0

For non-Andrews faculty, students and others wishing to attend:

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

To get to the A-107 Halenz Hall:
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-323 Halenz Hall .... on the third floor of the Science Complex.

Teachers are encouraged to announce this lecture in their classes and/or forward this email to their classes.All are welcome to forward this email along to colleagues and friends.
 

Andrews Autumn Conference 2014

The Andrews Autumn Conference on Religion and Science "Faith and Reason: Questions at the Interface of Religion and Science" will begin with a vespers on Friday, October 24 at 7:00 pm in the Seminary Chapel.  The keynote speaker will be Nancy Murphy, Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her presentation is titled "Conditional Immortality and Current Christian Physicalism."

Presentation Abstract: While the natural immortality of the soul was debated (and largely rejected) in the mid-twentieth century among theologians and biblical scholars, these conclusions apparently never reached the pews. Consequently the nature of the person and prospects for afterlife are hot topics now. The concept of conditional immortality is an important contribution to these discussions because it does not force a choice between body-soul composition and currently popular physicalist views. Nonetheless, it puts the emphasis where it should be for Christians: on God’s ability to restore us to life in the resurrection.

The program will resume on October 25 in the Science Complex. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 am with the program beginning at 9:00. Presenters include Nancey Murphy, Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary, John Slattery, a Doctoral Student from the University of Notre Dame, Karl Bailey, Associate Professor of Psychology at Andrews University, and Mateja Planatak, a Graduate Student in the School of Education at Andrews University. Lunch is provided.


Please RSVP.
Faculty, please RSVP here.

Revive Vespers

Come join us this friday night, October 17, at 7:30 for Revive Vespers in the biology amphitheater! Akeem James will be presenting the message "Ebola, America, and the Coming Wave." We hope to see you there!

Computer Literacy Training Workshops

This semester, the School of Business Administration, in collaboration with the Office of Human Resources, is providing an opportunity for Staff and Faculty to participate in various Computer Literacy Training workshops. 

The following Microsoft Word workshops will be offered Wednesdays from 10:30am-12:20pm in Chan Shun Hall 226 (PC Lab), beginning on October 22, 2014, and ending on November 12, 2014.  (Please see the attached description for more details.) 

     • Microsoft Word Introduction (10/22/2014)
     • Microsoft Word Intermediate (10/29/2014)
     • Microsoft Word Advanced (11/5/2014)
     • Microsoft Word Application Project (11/12/2014)

RSVP at training@andrews.edu and specify which workshops you would like to attend.  When sending an RSVP, we will need your full name, ID#, email address, and the department you work in.  Seats are limited to 25.

Training in Excel will be offered later in the spring; more information will come at a later date.

Microsoft Office Support

Do you have questions about Microsoft 2013?  Are you working on a project and would like more one-on-one assistance on how to complete it to better meet your needs?  Do you have more general questions about Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or any of the other Microsoft Office applications? 

During the month of October we are offering a few opportunities for Microsoft Office Support in various buildings around campus (in the same fashion as “Moodling with Marsha”).  These will be general help sessions (with no planned training agenda) opened to Faculty or Staff that have questions and would like some support in Microsoft Office.

        DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION
        October 15, 3:30-5:30pm Buller Hall, 2nd floor student lounge
        October 20, 3:30-5:30pm Chan Shun Hall, room 224
        October 22, 3:30-5:30pm Science Complex, Biology lobby
        October 27, 3:30-5:30pm Seminary, student lounge
        October 29, 3:30-5:30pm Harrigan Hall, room 235

Ameriprise Financial Seminar

Are you feeling comfortable about your retirement?

Ameriprise Financial invites you to join us for a special seminar, on Wednesday, October 15, from 12:00-1:00 in room 306 of the Administration Building.  This seminar will be hosted and presented by Kim D Wooden, CPA, MBA.

With the markets and economy changing all the time, you may feel less than confident about reaching your retirement goals. This seminar will offer tips and strategies that can help you:
• Plan to bring your retirement dreams and goals more within reach.
• Prioritize your retirement saving and spending plans to address what is most important to you.
• Identify risks that could throw your retirement plans off track.

Please plan to attend the following seminar.  This is an informational seminar. There is no cost or obligation.

Waller Lectureship on the Arts

The Department of English of Andrews University cordially invites you to the 7th Annual Waller Lectureship on the Arts, Monday, October 27, 7-8 p.m., Newbold Auditorium of Buller Hall. Dr. Johnson, a specialist in children's and young adult literature, is a professor of English at Western Washington University. Her lecture is entitled "The Reader as Artist: Imagination, Creation, Surprise."

Monday, October 13, 2014

Free Intelligent Conversation Outing

The Free Intelligent Conversation Club's first outing to Chicago will be happening this Sunday, October 19. The bus boards at 10:45 am from PMC parking lot, and will arrive back on campus around 6pm.

The outing is open to all and will be of no charge to students, as it is sponsored by AUSA.

Sign up in the Student Center between 11am–2pm and 5pm–7pm, Monday–Thursday.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Andrews Academy Alumni Weekend

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
8 a.m. Alumni Convocation—Nick Snell (‘05)
8:30 a.m. Career Seminars
10 a.m. 18-hole Golf at Ebel Golf Course - South Bend, IN
5–6 p.m. Alumni Association General Assembly
6–6:45 p.m. Continuum Reception (HPAC - AU)
7 p.m. Vespers—Alumni Concert (HPAC - AU)

SABBATH, OCTOBER 18
9 a.m. Registration (Academy Gym)
9–9:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast
10 a.m. AA Instrumental groups Concert
10:45 a.m. Alumni Proceedings & Roll Call
11:15 a.m. Convocation—Gianluca Bacchiocchi (’90)
12:30 p.m. Honor Class Photographs & Alumni Fellowship Luncheon
8 p.m. Shydepoke—Sylvester Field

JOIN US FOR A FELLOWSHIP DINNER Local alumni are asked to provide two generous dishes that serve 14 guests each. Drop them off when you arrive Sabbath morning, October 20.
Alumni with last names A-L bring entrée/dessert; M-Z bring entrée/vegetable.

QUESTIONS? Please contact our office at 269-471-6140 or aaalumni@andrews.edu. Learn more about this event, and individual class events at: www.andrews.edu/aa/alumni/reunions
 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Telescope: Bringing God Into Focus

Come join us as we bring God into focus. Discover what we as Seventh-day Adventist believe and how these truths can deepen our understanding of God and His plan for us.

RSVP@ www.pmchurch.org/telescope

Howard Center Presents....Telegraph Quartet

Concert at 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 12

In collaboration with the WAUS Second Sunday concert series, the Howard Center presents the Telegraph Quartet. The Telegraph Quartet, from San Francisco, California, won the Grand Prize and the Gold Medal in the Senior String Division in the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.  This ensemble includes a first and second violin, a viola and a cello.  Founded in 1987, the Fischoff Grand Prize is an esteemed award given at the largest chamber music competition in the world.  As part of the prestigious honor of winning the competition, the Telegraph Quartet is touring America's Midwest region, stopping at the Howard Performing Arts Center along the way, and will eventually go on to tour in Italy's Emilia Romagna Festival in 2015.

TICKETS REQUIRED: $5 Reserved Seating, Free for Students

Purchase tickets online, or call our box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

2014-2015 Information Directory Changes

Information directories are still available for pickup at Integrated Marketing & Communication (the red brick building across from the PMC parking lot). The following changes should be noted in your directories:

DEPARTMENTAL LISTING

  • Add to Plant Services
    Paul Elder     Title: Manager    Phone: 6524     Email: elderp
  • Replace in Enrollment Management/Undergraduate Enrollment
    Replace Evan Cassimy with Sonya Cruz     Email: cruzs

ALPHABETICAL LISTING

  • Lilian Akawobsa's phone number should be 3570
  • Jennifer Thorman's phone number should be 3292
  • Add: 6250 Carscallen, Carey  School of Arch, Art & Design  0450 ARCH  ccarey  471-9546
  • Stephen Thorman's location should be: Physics   0380   HYH 221

 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lamson Health Club Fall Recess Hours

Lamson Health Club will be open the following hours during Fall Recess:

Sunday, Oct. 12:                             11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 13 & 14:  6:00 am - 11:00 am

                                                         4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Counseling & Testing Nurturing Group Experience

Nurturing group opportunities faciliated by the Counseling & Testing Center. Please see flier for details. Call 269-471-3470 to register.

Dining Services Fall Break Hours

Due to Fall Break, Dining Services will be running their break hours Sunday, October 12th to Tuesday, October 14th as follows --

Sunday 12th

Terrace Cafe:  11:30am - 1:30pm , 5pm - 6pm

Gazebo:  9am - 8pm

Monday 13th + Tuesday 14th

Terrace Cafe:  11:30am - 1:30pm , 5pm - 6pm

Gazebo:  9am - 7pm

Office:  10am - 4pm

 

Have a safe holiday!

http://bit.ly/1tAsZYg

Staff Moodle Session

Staff members, are you currently assisting faculty members and/or students with Moodle and would like to know more?  You are invited to a Staff Moodle Session where you will get an overview of Moodle and a better understanding on how this tool can assist your department.  Come with questions in mind and the willingness to learn! 

Staff Moodle Session will be offered twice on October 8 and October 9, from 12:00-1:00pm, in rooms 123 and 125 of Griggs Hall.  Choose one of those dates to join us and bring your own lunch!  Dessert will be provided.

Please feel free to email bealmj@andrews.edu any questions or ideas you may have regarding Moodle.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

EndNote Workshop

A two part EndNote Workshop will be held on Monday, Oct 27, and Monday, Nov 3., 7 to 8 pm, in the James White Library Instruction Lab. This will be a hands-on workshop using EndNote to develop a bibliography or reference list. Bring a topic, and if available, a laptop with EndNote X7 installed. Part I will cover how to make entries and use attachments. Upon completion, you will have a list of 12 references of different types that will be reviewed for accuracy and usability. Part II will cover using EndNote to insert citations into a Word document. Register at the Library Information Desk, phone 471-3283, or email matacio@andrews.edu.

Karena Griffiths at AICER

The Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) presents Karena Griffiths, an Andrews University Social Work graduate student on Wednesday, October 15, at 5:30 p.m. 

Topic: Education in Rural Communities of Developing Countries

Hundreds of children in rural communities are denied the opportunity to continue their education after primary school because the distance to secondary school is not financially possible or safe. One issue I observed in Madagascar is the lack of quality education and the absence of secondary schools in rural neighborhoods. This presentation examines ways to improve education and the types of emphasis secondary schools may focus on to improve rural communities’ educational standards in developing countries.

Venue:  Bell Hall, Room 013

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

2014 Fall Blood Drive

Come give blood or volunteer for the fall 2014 Blood Drive. It will take place in the basement of Pioneer Memorial Church on Tuesday, October 28 and Wednesday, October 29. from 1–7 p.m. To sign up to give blood visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code AndrewsUniversity. 

Large Format Printing @ Your Libary

Need to print large posters for your research presentation, photos from your last vacation, don't worry. Let the James White Library do it for you. We promise high quality, affordable and fast service. See you soon in our Media Center.

Total Lunar Eclipse

Andrews University Astronomy Club invites you to join them at Weko Beach on Wednesday from 5:30-8 am to view the second total lunar eclipse of 2014.

You can find more information about the eclipse at NASA's Eclipse Web Site or space.com.

We'll have binoculars on hand to look for Uranus. It will be visible near the Moon during the eclipse, thus making it easier to find.

The first row of parking spaces will be reserved for astrophotographers and telescopes.

Dress warmly—you'll be glad you did!

For more information, contact Belinda Cheeseboro.

Weather permitting; cancellation will be announced via twitter.com/auastrowatch.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Library Fall Break Hours

James White Library hours for Fall Break are as follows:

Sunday, October 12 - Closed to all patrons

Monday and Tuesday, October 13 and 14 - 1 to 7 pm.

James White Library Fall Break Hours

Can you imagine it is Fall Break already! Don’t worry we will be here to serve you. Below are the hours. And Bon voyage for those traveling.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Classical Seminary

Seeking Musicians

for Classical Seminary - a free concert by the students and staff, faculty and friends of the SDA Theological Seminary

November 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Seminary Chapel

You do not have to be part of the Seminary to participate.

 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Phonathon Campaign Kicks Off Monday, October 6

Monday, October 6, marks the kickoff for this year’s Fund for Andrews Phonathon Campaign! This annual event gives current students the opportunity to connect with Andrews alumni to verify their contact info, update them on all the exciting happenings at Andrews, and to ask for their financial support to help ensure that every student continues to receive a life-changing academic experience at Andrews.

This year marks a significant change for the Phonathon campaign. In the past, Phonathon has run for just 10 weeks during Fall semester. This year, students will be calling during both Fall and Spring semesters. “This is an exciting endeavor for the students,” says Alisa Williams, Annual Giving Coordinator for the Office of Development. “We will be able to reach even more alumni by calling both semesters, plus provide a year-long job opportunity for our fantastic group of student callers.”

This year’s Phonathon students are:

Allysha Blackman (Behavioral Sciences/Public Health)
Alidania Calderon (Psychology)
Brittany Crawford (Religion/General Studies)
Rebecca Fortune (Pre-Physical Therapy)
Ashley French (Nutrition Science)
Natalie Permaul (Pre-Physical Therapy)
Tasha Philidor (Wellness/Speech-Language Pathology)
Rose Pierre (Family Studies)
Arleni Calderon – Supervisor (Business Management)
Danielle Pilgrim – Supervisor (Masters of Divinity)

Please keep this group of students in your prayers throughout the year as they connect with alumni and raise money for the Fund for Andrews, which supports student scholarships, academic research, and the heart of campus life. For more information on Phonathon and all that the Fund for Andrews supports, please visit the Office of Development website at: http://www.andrews.edu/services/development/

Waldensian Exhibit @ your library

Come immerse yourself in our Waldensian-themed photographic and historical exhibit! The exhibit, organized by the James White Library’s Architecture Resource Center, features photos and artifacts from Andrews University’s annual Waldensian tour in the mountains of Northern Italy. The Waldenses, a people persecuted for their faith, lived a simplistic lifestyle.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Listening to Classical Music

On Monday, October 6, Marianne Kordas, Andrews University music librarian, and Rev. David Alan Reed will present Listening to Classical Music at the Berrien Springs Community Library at 7pm.

Do you like Mozart's Eine kliene nacht musik? Have you wondered what makes classical music "classical"? Then this presentation is for you! We will explore the main musical genres of the early 18th century, Thomas Jefferson's violin-playing hobby, and the fascinating life of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an Afro-French aristocrat, swordsman, composer, and violinist known as the "black Mozart."

There will be light refreshments and a chance to win CDs.
Co-curricular credit will be offered for Andrews University students.
All are welcome, and admission is FREE.
 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CYB Group Personal Training

Come, CHANGE YOUR BODY! Anna Piskozub’s dynamic group personal training starts a new session on Tuesday, October 7, at 6pm, at Lamson Health Club.This unique program will help you shed fat, build muscle, and slim your midsection in no time. Your workout routines are personalized for you by an experienced trainer targeting your individual needs. Though each workout will be unique to you, you are guaranteed to experience dynamic warms-ups, core training and strength training that will improve your overall conditioning. In the next three months you will improve your balance, build a strong core and increase your flexibility. Class times are Sunday at 9am, Tuesday at 6pm and Thursday 6pm. Note: AU employees will be reimbursed up to 50% for the cost of the program. If you are interest in joining, please call the Lamson Health Club at 471-3449 or e-mail Anna at anna@changingyourbody.com

Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Series.

On Thursday, October 2, 2014, a very important cross-disciplinary topic dealing with cheating in science will be presented as part of our annual Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Series. The specific topic is: "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: What Retractions Tell Us About Scientific Transparency." Our guest speaker is Dr. Ivan Oransky, Co-Founder of Retraction Watch, Medical Journalist and Faculty at New York University School of Medicine.

This public science event is co-sponsored by: Andrews University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Andrews University College of Arts & Sciences, Andrews University Office of Research & Creative Scholarship, Building Excellence in Science & Technology and Benton Spirit Community Newspaper.

Everyone is welcome to attend the fifth Fall 2014 session in the Andrews University Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series this coming Thursday, October 2 at 4:30pm. As usual we meet in A-107 Halenz Hall. However, this lecture will be live-streamed at: http://andrews.adobeconnect.com/chemsem

Attached is the lecture flyer and poster in pdf format with more details about our speaker's educational and professional background. The pdf formatted poster is also available at this Dropbox link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ul2bjkwbwb2kze5/Oransky%20Poster.pdf?dl=0

To learn more about the topic visit the following online sites:
Retractions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retraction

Retraction Watch: http://retractionwatch.com/

Top 10 Retractions in 2013: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/38743/title/Top-10-Retractions-of-2013/

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

Administrators are encouraged to forward this email to their faculty and staff.

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 

There are directions given to Andrews at: http://www.andrews.edu/visitors/get_to_au/directions.php3

New Employee Orientation

The next New Employee Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7, 9:00am-3:00pm. New full-time (or part-time with benefits) employees need to RSVP to training@andrews.edu, and include the employee's name, ID#, email address, and department where they work. 

 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Faculty and Staff Flu Shots Clinic

Faculty & Staff Flu Shot Clinic

Our annual faculty and staff flu shot clinic will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, October 9th from 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 14th from 11:00am to 1:00pm

The clinics will be held in the Whirlpool Room, Chan Shun Hall. The flu vaccine is FREE for benefit-eligible employees and their dependents 18 years and older (this clinic does not supply the vaccine for children under the age of 18).

Sign up in the Office of Human Resources or at benefits@andrews.edu no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6.
 

Revive Vespers

Come and join us this friday for Revive Vespers! Oshaine Wynter will be presenting a message on "Recreation: God's Desire for Man." 

Friday 7:30 pm, October 3, 2014

Bology Ampitheater/Price Hall

Co-curricular credit availible. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Invalidated Student Insurance Waivers

If you have received an email from the Student Insurance department indicating that your insurance waiver has not been validated, you have until October 7 to provide proof of coverage.


Failure to provide proof of coverage, in person, will result in an automatic charge to your account for Fall Student Insurance.

Office Hours: Mon - Th. 9-5 and Fri. 9-12 

New Life Fellowship Updates

This week for Sabbath Service we will be meeting at the Howard Center for our Alumni service, starting at 11:45 a.m.

On October 4, we will return to the Seminary Chapel, starting at 11:45 a.m.

 

You can follow us on Twitter @NewLifeSDAFello or find us on Facebook at New Life Fellowship for updates.

 

Alumni Gala

Concert on Saturday, September 27 at 8:00 pm.

The Andrews University Alumni Association will present a Gala Concert in the Howard Performing Arts
Center. The concert will feature the Andrews University Department of Music ensembles: the Wind Symphony, directed by Alan Mitchell, the University Singers, directed by Stephen Zork, and the Symphony Orchestra, directed by Claudio Gonzalez. This event is part of the 2014 Alumni Homecoming Weekend.

NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Howard Center Presents...Irish Folk & Celtic Duo Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna

Concert at 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 28

Prepare to be caught up in the Celtic spirit with fiddler Dana Lyn and guitarist Kyle Sanna. Both are arrangers, composers, players and improvisers. Lyn has performed at “Saturday Night Live,” the National Folk-life Festival, the Milwaukee Irish Music and Celtic Connections. She was also featured on “The Raw Bar” and “Geanntrai,” documentaries on traditional Irish music that aired on national television in Ireland. Sanna has performed with some of today’s greatest virtuosos, including Edgar Meyer, Yo-Yo Ma and Chris Thile; and with some of the greatest living interpreters of Irish music, including Kevin Burke and Martin Hayes.

TICKETS REQUIRED: $15 Reserved Seating, $5 Students

Purchase tickets online, or call our box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

PMC Sabbath sundown vespers

PMC Sabbath evening vespers

Youth Chapel,  September 27, 7:30pm.

You are welcome to close the Sabbath at vespers, and receive a blessing from Scriptures and hymns.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

AFIA Rice Run to Benefit MRSA

With the endorsement of the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and the Michigan Fitness Foundation, Andrews Filipino International Association (AFIA) of Andrews University has partnered with the MRSA Survivors Network for the 2014 Rice Run: a 5K run that aims to raise awareness of MRSA, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, by encouraging the community to get involved in physical activity.

AFIA is a club on the campus of Andrews University that promotes Filipino culture, values, and traditions to the students of the campus and the people of the community. AFIA aims to create a diverse network of connections and relationships, bringing together anyone who may be interested in Filipino culture through a variety of events and programs. In addition to providing memorable experiences through fun events, AFIA also strives to inspire the spirit of love and support by bringing awareness to any struggles that some people in our community may be facing.

This year AFIA has collaborated with the MRSA Survivors Network in hopes of raising awareness and funds for this great organization. MRSA is an acronym for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, a type of bacterium that causes serious infections, prompting more deaths than HIV. The MRSA Survivors Network is “the global leader and voice in awareness, prevention, support, and advocacy” of MRSA. To learn more about the organization, you may visit: http://www.mrsasurvivors.org/about.

The 2014 5K Rice Run will take place on 5 October 2014 at 8 AM in St. Joseph, Michigan, starting at Margaret B. Upton Aboretum. Registration is now live at http://alumni.andrews.edu/events/afia-5k-run/, costing $25 for general registration and $20 for student registration. Participants can run or walk the 5K in St. Joseph, assured that they are creating awareness and raising funds for a great cause while participating in a quality physical activity event through the Michigan Governor’s Council’s Pure Michigan FITness Series endorsement program. “Pure Michigan FITness events promote physical activity for individuals and communities while providing a fun way for us all to get moving,” says Mike Maisner, Vice President of Active Communities. Runners will also be eligible to enter the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run Lottery. For more information about the Governor’s Council’s endorsement program, you may visit: www.michiganfitness.org/pure-michigan-fitness-series.

“Through this event, we hope to succeed in our goal of generating awareness and raising funds for the MRSA Survivors Network,” says the 2014-2015 officers of AFIA. “But we also want to succeed in our goal of creating a diverse network of connections and relationships with our fellow students and with those in our community, further amplifying the spirit of love and support.” For more information about our sponsors for the event or AFIA, visit: www.andrews.edu/go/afia.

Conversation Partners

Do you enjoy meeting new people and having conversations? Want to learn about other cultures and languages? The Center for Intensive English Programs is looking for volunteers to become Conversation Partners for international students studying English.

Service credit is available for the College of Arts & Sciences and the Honors Program. 

For more information or to volunteer, please contact the CIEP department:

ciep@andrews.edu

Ext. 2260

Treat at the Rec!

This Thursday, September 25, Dining Services will be hosting Treats at the Rec!

Due to the Alumni Spirit of Philanthropy Banquet Thursday evening, Terrace Cafe Supper will be a Carry Out available at a discounted price of $7.00.  Then meet us in the Rec Center for a special sweet treat.

 

Thank you for your understanding + hope to see you there.

 

Webinar Tools Demonstrations

The Distance Learning and Instructional Technology committee invites you to attend demonstrations on different types of webinar tools. We will be recommending if we will continue to use the current tool, Adobe Connect Pro or if we are recommending a change. If you are interested in being part of this process or even just wanting to learn more about this technology tool, please feel free to join us for any or all of the following demonstrations. All demonstrations will take place at The School of Distance Education, Griggs Hall #123-125. No RSVP required.

·         WizIQ: September 30, 1:30 – 2:30                             http://www.wiziq.com/
·         Zoom: October 2, 2:30 – 3:30                                      http://zoom.us/
·         Adobe Connect Pro: October 6, 10:30 – 11:30      http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
·         Go-To-Meeting: October 6, 11:30 – 12:30              http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/collaboration/enter
·         Vidyo (ID Solutions): October 8, 4:00 – 5:00          http://www.vidyo.com/

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marsha Beal at bealmj@andrews.edu or at extension #6200.

Alumni authors book signing

Come view the published works of Andrews alumni, interact with the authors and have your book signed. Featured alumni include:

Denis Fortin
Doris Ferris
H. Thomas Goodwin
Jan and Leanne Sigvartsen
Jerry Moon
Madlyn Hamlin
Margaret Thomas
Olaotse Gabatsiane
Paul Petersen
Protus Makimu
Rachel Williams-Smith
Ranko Stefanovic
Skip Bell
Terri L. Fivash
Terry Robertson
Timetta Wilson

 

Free MBA Information Seminar & Reception & Free GMAT Review Workshop

Strengthen Your Career and Academic Futures with an MBA!
The best investment you have ever had in your life!


Andrews University School of Business Administration (SBA) will be offering a free GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test for MBA Program) workshop in October of 2014.  This five-week seminar (Two hours each week) will be held in Chan Shun Hall at Andrews University, School of Business Administration, 4185 E. Campus Circle Dr., Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0020.

Purpose of Andrews GMAT Review Workshop

This GMAT workshop will give MBA program applicants the knowledge and skills that will boost their confidence and give them a leading advantage when they take the exam.

The Free GMAT Review Workshop schedule is as follows:

Free MBA Information Seminar & Reception
Nurture Your Managerial Specialty and Strengthen Your Career
     October 1, Wed, 6:30-7:30 p.m., AU Chan Shun Hall Room 108, Refreshments will follow.

Free GMAT Review Workshop-Strengthen Your Career with an MBA!

October 8, Wed,  6:30-8:30 p.m. AU Chan Shun Hall Room 208
October 15, Wed, 6:30-8:30 p.m. AU Chan Shun Hall Room  208
October 22, Wed,  6:30-8:30 p.m. AU Chan Shun Hall Room  208
October 29, Wed,6:30-8:30 p.m. AU Chan Shun Hall Room 208

Below are the links for live view of the seminar and workshop (Online Broadcasting).

MBA Information Seminar – 10/1/ 2014, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
http://andrews.adobeconnect.com/mbais01oct2014/

GMAT Review Workshop – 10/8/2014,  6:30pm – 8:30pm
http://andrews.adobeconnect.com/gmatworkshop08oct2014/

GMAT Review Workshop – 10/15/ 2014,  6:30pm – 8:30pm
http://andrews.adobeconnect.com/gmatworkshop15oct2014/

GMAT Review Workshop – 10/22/2014, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
http://andrews.adobeconnect.com/gmatworkshop22oct2014/

GMAT Review Workshop – 10/29/2014, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
http://andrews.adobeconnect.com/gmatworkshop29oct2014/

Registration

The workshop will be administered by Dr. Jerry Chi, MBA, Ph.D., Ph.D.  The seat availability is limited to 60 people. To register, attendees must RSVP to Miss Jordan Pierce   piercej@andrews.edu. There will be no fee to join the workshop and the review book will be provided for a deposit of $20 (only 25 available).  Your deposit will be returned to you if you attend all four sessions of the review and return the book. 

This GMAT workshop will be using the KAPLAN GMAT Premier Program for the class instruction.  The handout will include additional instructional materials for quantitative analysis and verbal parts, plus take home tests.  

  Title of Textbook Author Publisher 
  KAPLAN GMAT Premier Program   Susan Kaplan Kaplan Publishing, New York.
 
Course Schedule

Date Day Time Class Activity Instructor
October 8 Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Registration

Chapter 4: Verbal Section –Critical Reasoning

Chapter 8: Quantitative Section- Problem Solving Jerry Chi
October 15 Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Chapter 5: Verbal Section – Sentence Correction
Chapter 9: Quantitative Section- Data Sufficiency

  Jerry Chi
October 22 Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Integrated Reasoning
Chapter 6: Verbal Section – Reading
Comprehension

Chapter 10: Quantitative Section- Word Problems in Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency Jerry Chi
October 29 Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Analytical Writing

Results of GMAT Exam
Introduction of Andrews  MBA Program and Application Jerry Chi

Hope all is well with you. Should you have additional questions or needs for getting some help, please contact me at 817-648-5416 (cell) or 269-471-6859.  I appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you.

May God richly bless you and your academic pursuit at Andrews University!   May the Lord continue to give you the strength and wisdom you need each day!



Jerry  Chi, Ph.D., Ph.D. MBA.
Assistant Dean
MBA Graduate Program Director
Professor of Management

School of Business Administration
Andrews University
817-648-5416 (cell)
269-471-6859 (office)

 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Uncommon Sense: How NOT to Live Like a Fool

Are you living like a fool? Sounds harsh, but foolish living is more common today than ever. What is "uncommon" is living life according to God's wisdom. Come for food, fellowship and a study of Proverbs to learn what "uncommon" sense looks like and how to be wise with your time, work, relationships and more. 

Join at "http://www.pmchurch.org/article/563/grow-groups/signup"!

Following Faith Commitments: Successful Transition to SDA Higher Education

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) invites students and faculty to attend a research symposium on Wednesday October 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Presenters:  Dr. Larry Burton  (Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, and Editor of the Journal of  Research on Christian Education, Andrews University);  Josephine Katenga, Andrews University Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Student; and  Christine Moniyung, Nursing Professor, Southern Adventist University

Following Faith Commitments:  Successful Transition from Public High School to Adventist Higher Education

This study sought to understand the conditions under which public high school graduates were successful in Adventist higher education. Success is defined as both graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from an Adventist college or university and having a positive attitude toward their Adventist college experience.  The research findings indicate that public high school graduates who enrolled and graduated in an Adventist college or university share one central theoretical concern: “following faith commitments.” Because of their personal faith commitments made while in high school or shortly afterwards, these students shared a common desire to study at a faith-based university. It appears the most important factor contributing to their successful transition is the individual student’s faith commitment at the time of college enrollment.

Venue for Face-to-face participants has changed to Bell Hall Room 180

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

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Revive Vespers

Come on out and join us Friday, September 26th at 7:30 in the Biology Amphitheater as Dojcin Zivadinovic presents a special message entitled "Mystery of the Seven Kings in Revelation 17." 

 

 

 

Friday, September 19, 2014

LLU Pre-Dent Interviews

Fred Kasischke, associate dean of admissions at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, will be interviewing Andrews students on campus during three days at the end of this month. Monday through Wednesday, September 29th to October 1st.

Come to the Chemistry Office in Halenz Hall 225 to make an appointment to meet with him. Sign-up sheets are also available at the offices of the Biology Department and the MLS Department.

Those applying for the fall of 2015 have priority--but there is room for some lower classmen as well, so please stop by if you are interested.

Vocal Health Seminar

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

Thursday, September 18, 2014

HMS Richards Lectureship on Biblical Preaching

Preach to Reach the millenial/mosaic generation with Pastor Laffit Cortes

Sunday, October 19, 2014   - 

  •  1:00 - 2:30 pm: "You Lost Me" In North America, the age group that is missing from church are the Millenials/Mosaics (18-29 yrs). This seminar will enlighten us on what we can do to open a dialogue with them.
  •  3:30 - 5:00 pm: "You Found Me" Nine characteristics of churches that are reaching the 'Lost generation'.

Monday, October 20, 2014   -

  • 10:30 - 11:20 am: "Who Are You Carrying?" Mark 2:4

 

 

Support Your Local Student Gardens

Love locally grown fruits, vegetables, and flowers? On Tuesday, September 23 choose from a fresh selection of produce and flowers grown from the Andrews University Student Gardens.  All will be available for purchase inside of the Dining Services Hall from 11am to 3pm.

Cash and Credit will be accepted.

Department of Music Vespers

September 19, 2014 7:00 PM at the Howard Performing Arts Center

 

The Andrews University Department of Music invites you to a musical vespers program to bring in the Sabbath.

NO TICKETS REQUIRED

ePortfolio Demo: Weave Verify

Faculty are invited to join an open subcommittee of the Distance Learning and Technology Committee. This committee will evaluate options for university wide supported portfolio tools for faculty advancement and student portfolios. This meeting is scheduled to cover Weave Verify, a new performance tool that utilizes the Cloud to store faculty credentials and documents, verify degrees and align courses.

Topic: Weave Demo

When: September 23rd, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Where: Griggs Hall Room 127

Please join us in furthering the advancement of technology on Andrews campus.

Janine Lim, PhD

Associate Dean, Online Higher Education

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Inventory Reduction Sale

Stock up on Andrews gear!!

Andrews University Bookstore is offering a 50% off storewide sale of all clothing, greeting cards and gifts. A few restrictions apply. While supplies last.

AICER Symposium Presents Dr. Evelyn Savory

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) invites students and faculty to attend a research symposium on Wednesday September 24, at 5:30 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Evelyn Savory   

Title: Perceptions of Leadership Characteristics of Principals Who Influence Positive School Culture in Midwest Adventist Union: A Qualitative Study

The purpose of this study was to understand and describe leadership characteristics of principals who foster a positive culture in Adventist schools in a Midwest Seventh-day Adventist Union. Findings revealed principals influenced a positive school culture by embracing their multifaceted role as chief culture leaders in their schools. However, they also acknowledged that the task of maintaining a positive school culture required total dependence on God, and a pervasive attitude of continuous improvement, which could not be achieved without the co-leadership of teachers and collegial collaboration with all stakeholders, staff members and school board, primarily the board chair.

Venue for Face-to-face participants has changed to Bell Hall, Room 180.

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

Annual International Potluck Cuisine

Excellence in Business Speaker Series

Speaker: Karl Weber

Place: Whirlpool Room, Chan Shun Hall

Date/Time: September 28, 2014 at 11am

You are invited to brunch with us as Karl Weber (BBA ’91) delivers the first-ever Excellence in Business Speakers Series presentation to School of Business Administration alumni, current students, and faculty/staff.  To kick-off the Excellence in Business speaker series, Karl will be discussing his 20+ year career as a technology sales executive sharing insights into career paths for those interested in technology and/or sales.  Karl is currently the VP of Enterprise Sales for Fleetmatics, one of the fastest growing publicly traded software companies.  Karl has sold ERP, CRM, billing, workforce management and GPS software to some of the largest companies.  Karl will also discuss the role and challenges of being a Christian in the business world.

Please RSVP to Jen Birney by email or phone.

Presentation by Gary Hamel

Presentation by Dr. Gary Hamel
“Building a Company that can Out-run Change”

Place: Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall

Date/Time: October 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm

"The Wall Street Journal recently ranked Gary Hamel as the world’s most influential business thinker, and Fortune magazine has called him 'the world’s leading expert on business strategy.'...

Over the past twenty years, Hamel has authored 17 articles for the Harvard Business Review and is the most reprinted author in the Review’s history. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The Financial Times and many other leading publications around the world. He writes an occasional blog for the Wall Street Journal." http://www.garyhamel.com/

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