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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Change Your Body

 Ladies are you ready to change the way you look, the way you stand and the way you move? CHANGE YOUR BODY GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING starts a new session on Tuesday, May 20, at 6pm, at the Lamson Health Club.
This unique program will help you to slim down, firm up and feel energized.  Workout routines are personalized for you by an experienced trainer, targeting your individual requirements to build strong core, increase flexibility and balance. During Summer the class meets two times a week for a total of 3 hours (Tuesday, 6pm-7:30pm and Thursday 6pm-7:30pm). If you are interested in joining, please e-mail Anna at


Friday, May 9, 2014

UCRLA Fundraiser

The Andrews University Center for Reading, Learning, and Assessment continues its year round Fundraiser

We want to assist individuals with reading and language challenges with the tuition cost.

If you want to help, you can buy frozen eggrolls (springrolls) at the School of Education Building Bell Hall.

A box of 40 springrolls is $35.   If you want to order more than 3 boxes, you can call  471-3480.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Andrews Academy Choir & Orchestra

The Andrews Academy choir and orchestra present their spring concert under the direction of Hector Flores.

Special Order Office Supplies

GREAT NEWS!!  The Bookstore now offers Special order Office Supplies!  Just go online to: and select the products you would like, then email the entire list to , no later then 4pm on Tuesday's. Orders will be placed every Wednesday, and then orders will arrive Thursday or Friday at the bookstore. Any questions please email Tami at

Friday, May 2, 2014

Arielle Cady Violin Recital

In partial completion of her music degree, Arielle Cady presents her graduate violin recital.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Farewell Reception for Leshers

President and Mrs. Andreasen invite you to join them in wishing Dr. and Mrs. Richard Lesher well as they begin a new era of their life in Southern California. An open house farewell reception will be held in their honor on Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 4–6 p.m., in the 3rd Floor Administrative Suite of the Administration Building.

Bring Your Heart to Work: Invitation to Presentation

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a presentation being held as part of Lakeland HealthCare Hospital Week. The senior leadership team at Lakeland is presenting inspirational speaker Allison Massari, named one of the “Top 10 Best Speakers in North America for ‘Motivation’” by Meetings & Conventions magazine.

Thursday, May 15, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Andrews University Howard Performing Arts Center
Berrien Springs

Allison will re-energize, invigorate and motivate our associates. She will talk to us about compassion and illustrate why bringing our hearts to work makes a difference.

Allison Massari knows that you have the power to transform lives. She has been a medical patient and educator, and she understands health care intimately. Allison has experienced firsthand the essential value of what personalized health care delivered by committed providers means when facing the horror of life-threatening conditions. As a burn survivor and traumatic brain injury patient she draws on her personal experiences with empathic devoted healthcare workers. It's a passionate story of finding the internal strength and commitment for hope to flourish - and to inspire the collaboration of teams of medical personnel to profoundly demonstrate the power of authentic patient-provider relationships. Her desire is for you to feel reinvigorated for why you went into healthcare in the first place.

Those interested in attending the event at Andrews should RSVP to Peggy Juhl at

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Lakeland HealthCare Hospital Week committee

Department of Music Senior and Graduate Recitals

Senior and Graudate Recitals at the Howard Performing Arts Center


May 2, 2014      Senior Violin Recital: Esteban Linares                                          1:00 p.m.
May 2, 2014      Senior Voice Recital: Sharnelle Henry & Stefany Recinos       4:00 p.m.
May 2, 2014      Graduate Violin Recital: Arielle Cady                                            7:00 p.m.
May 4, 2014      Senior Violin Recital: Michelle Pauliah                                         8:30 p.m.
May 9, 2014      Graduate Violin Recital: Jennifer Hosten                                     4:00 p.m.
May 11, 2014    Graduate Voice Recital: Cristy Doria                                            7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lakeland Conference Fine Arts Festival

Public high schools from Berrien Springs, Brandywine, Buchanan, Bridgman, Coloma, Cassopolis, and Edwardsburg share their talents through art, band, choir and drama performances. Over 375 students from the surrounding areas will come together for this showcase.

The Tent Evangelistic Meetings

Please join us at The Tent next to the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University May 9-18. This series, planned and presented by junior high students will be held 7:00-8:30 p.m. nightly, and 5:00-8:30 (with a meal provided) on both Saturday evenings. There will be no meeting Tuesday, May 13. These young people are committed to sharing an old message with a new voice. Please invite anyone who may be blessed by hearing these 7th and 8th grade students share their love of Jesus. All are welcome.

Summer English Language Programs

This summer, if you or someone you know needs to learn English for school or work or just for fun, please contact the Center for Intensive English Programs (CIEP) in Nethery Hall for information about which summer program might be right for you.  You can also find out details of our programs online at   It would be our pleasure to help you!

Andrews Produce Subscription

Love fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables? This summer you can have fresh produce delivered to your door for 18 weeks, courtesy of Andrews University Student Gardens. The program begins early-June and continues through mid-October.

Each basket includes at least six types of fresh produce, such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, broccoli, corn, kale, carrots and cucumbers. In addition to the classic vegetables, this year AUGardens will have the options to add fresh flowers and fruit to your baskets.   

Delivery is free within a 20-mile radius of the campus, but those who prefer can pick up their share on Friday mornings from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at the local farm stand, which will be located at the Neighbor-to Neighbor parking lot at 9147 Hwy M-139 in Berrien Springs, Mich.

Andrews student gardens are designed to give students practical gardening experience, provide income, offer student employment, support farming, and provide the community with the opportunity to receive fresh produce that will aid a healthy lifestyle. The gardens include three acres of Gala apples, four acres of peaches, 2,500 feet of raspberries, 1,000 feet of blackberries, three greenhouses, and ten acres of vegetable production. The produce delivery program and the farm stand are part of the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. Currently, the program is working to receive organic certification. Weekly newsletters accompany the baskets with fresh recipes and helpful information.
For more information, call 269-471-6006 or email


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sharnelle Henry & Stephany Recinos Voice Recital

In partial completion of their music degrees, Sarnelle Henry and Stephany Recinos present their senior voice recital.

Spring Semester Survey 2014

We want to hear from you!

Tell us about your year at Dining Services by submitting a 2014 Spring Semester Survey.

Please visit to submit your survey today!

Advanced Connections Training

Andrews University is dedicated to providing excellent service to all the individuals that interact on its campus, whether they be students, parents, venders, faculty or staff. Advanced Connections was developed with the intent of improving great service to internal and external customers of an educational institution, and Andrews University is proud to offer this professional development opportunity to its faculty and staff. 

We will be offering the one-day Advanced Connections Training during the month of May on two separate dates:

  • Tuesday, May 6, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 14, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

If you are interested in participating, please send an RSVP email to and specify which training date you are registering for. When sending in an RSVP, please include your full name, ID#, email address and department of employment.

Bookstore Sale

End of year Storewide Sale, 20% off everything in the store!! (except Textbooks and food). April 28th - May 2nd, 2014. Stop in for the great savings.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mike Villwock and Ted Quinty Farewell Party

This Thursday, May 1, 2014 there will be a Farewell Party for both Mike Villwock and Ted Quinty, from the Grounds Department, from 1:00p – 2:30p at the Plant Service lunch room.  It is a "come and go" as you please event. Desserts will be available.  

Beyond Beliefs Study

Have you ever wondered what young adults (age 18-32) really think of the 28 Fundamentals of Adventism? 

The Andrews University Religion Department, in collaboration with the North American Division and, undertook a comprehensive and data rich study over the past three semesters where close to 700 young adults from all over the world expressed their attitudes towards every single one of the 28 beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  It also explored a range of sociocultural, spiritual, and life experiential issues with this participant group.

The findings of the first stage of the study are now available in hardcopy and Kindle versions at your local ABC – Christian Book Center in Berrien Springs or online globally from

This is a book that no church leader, parent, minister, teacher, youth worker, or even young adults themselves should be without. 

For more information about this groundbreaking study, see


About the Study:  We set out to discover what Millennial young adults really think of every single one of the 28 Fundamentals of Adventism, what they liked and disliked, and what aspects resonated most with them.  We also identified areas where the church is succeeding with regard to the 28 Fundamentals and areas where there is room for improvement.   The study placed a strong emphasis on giving a real voice to Millennial young adults aged 18-32.  The inference and suggestions from this research were often the direct responses of the Millennial young adults themselves.  Some findings include:

  • Young adults did not really know the 28 Beliefs of Adventism, even though the majority of those in the study were baptized.
  • Young adults generally liked the beliefs, especially those that provided them some personal benefit.  For example, the Sabbath was the most popular belief as it provided a guilt free day off from work, study, and chores.  Jesus was also the most popular member of the Trinity because young adults stated he was the one who actually saves humans from their sins and provides a real world example for how to live.
  • Preaching or lecturing to young adults when they are a passive audience, even in specialist youth meetings by youth “experts” has little efficacy in teaching them the 28 Beliefs.  However, when young adults are provided the opportunity to actively articulate and internalize the belief for themselves and express their views about it in discussions, their retention and appreciation of the beliefs is substantially higher.
  • Early baptism was something that many young adults felt pushed into and 2/3 of those who were baptized before age 14 stated that if they could do it again, they would have waited until they were older to be baptized.

See for more information or to sign up for email updates regarding the study.

Graduation Day Book Sale

Friday, April 25, 2014

Love Like Fire Bonfire

Love Like Fire Bonfire

4.25.14 at 6:30pm

AU Beaver Point 

located behind the Forsyth Honors House

Worship - Food- Fellowship

Bring a friend and a chair

IN EVENT OF RAIN: Meet in the foyer and main auditorium in Chan Shun Hall.

Panel Discussion on the Cape Town Summit

“In God’s Image: Scripture. Sexuality. Society.”
Reflections from the Cape Town Summit
April 26, 5 p.m., Pioneer Memorial Church
Sponsored by the Division of Student Life

This panel discussion will feature Nicholas Miller, Peter Swanson, Miroslav Kiš, Roy Gane and Steve Yeagley, who participated and/or presented at the Adventist Church’s summit on LGBT issues in Cape Town, South Africa.

This panel discussion and presentation will review the studies, discussion and stories that were a part of that March 2014 summit, while also sharing and reflecting on the summit’s impact on our church and our own Andrews University community.

For further information, please visit

BEST Research Symposium

You are invited to join parents, faculty, administrators, staff and guests at our 2014 BEST Early Imagine Different Research Symposium on Friday, April 25, 2014, at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. The event begins at noon and ends at 2:15 p.m. 


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dining Services Hours for May Graduation Weekend 2014

It's almost time for May Graduation Weekend! Here are the hours for Dining Services:

Terrace Cafe

Friday, May 2       11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Sabbath, May 3    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Sunday, May 4     10:30 am - 2:30 pm


Friday, May 2        8:00 am- 7:00 pm

Sabbath, May 3      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sunday, May 4         12:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Congratulations graduates!


Herbert Helm Watercolors Exhibit

From April 25 to June 7, the watercolors of Herbert W. Helm Jr., professor of psychology, will be shown in the Heartha Whitlow Gallery at the Box Factory in St. Joseph (1101 Broad St).

The opening reception is April 25 from 5:30–8 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Computer Literacy Training: Access

Computer Literacy Training covers computer skills needed to help meet the demands of various computer-related job requirements on campus, for faculty and staff. There are seats available for the second half of Module 3 training, titled "Basic Analytical Software Applications," in which the instructor will introduce the software Access, and participants will learn skills on how to effectively use this software in their work.

Access training will take place on Wednesdays, from 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m., in Chan Shun Hall 226 (PC Lab), beginning April 30, 2014, and ending May 21, 2014. Dates and specific topics are listed below:

     • Access—Introduction (04/30/2104)
     • Access—Building Forms Reports (05/07/2014)
     • Access—Building Searches or Queries (05/14/2104)
     • Access—Integrating Access with Microsoft Word (05/21/2014)

Please RSVP by sending an email to and include your full name, ID#, email address, and department of employment. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Class Officer Elections Open

Class elections have officially begun. Please go to the forms tab under your respective class year on (ex. Class of 2015, Class of 2016, etc). Use your AU username and password to login. Voting will remain open until 5pm on Tuesday April 29.


Thank you and Good Luck with Finals!

Beikmann Retirement Reception

University family and friends are cordially invited to a retirement reception honoring Stan Beikmann for his landscape design leadership in the Department of Agriculture, with 22 years of teaching service to Andrews University.

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: Campus Center, Lincoln Room

2013-1014 Mathematics Merit Awards

The Department of Mathematics is proud to announce its 2013–2014 awards for excellence in mathematics.

You are invited to join us in celebrating the achievements of these students!

If you would like to join the celebration in person, you are cordially invited to the awards reception at 11 a.m. in the Julian Thompson Amphitheater (HYH 133) on Reading Day, Friday, April 25.

Dr. John Oswalt Lecture

We are honored this coming Sunday evening, 7 p.m., to have Dr. John Oswalt present a lecture in the Seminary Chapel titled "The Coherence/Incoherence of the Book of Isaiah and an Evangelical View of Scripture." Dr. Oswalt is Visiting Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of 11 books, most notable of which is the two-volume commentary on the book of Isaiah in the New International Commentary of the Old Testament. His most recent book is Exodus: The Way Out, released in 2013.

Summer Bookstore Hours

The new summer bookstore hours are as follows starting May 13:

  • Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm, Fridays 10am-12noon.
  • The Bookstore will be open 12-4pm the following Sundays; May 4, May 11, June 8 & July 6.
  • 9-5pm for the following Mondays, May 5, May12, June 9 & July 7.
  •  Regular hours will resmue on Sunday August 17. 


Please contact Cindy Swanson with any questions. 269-471-6095.

Southwest Michigan Middle School Honors Band

Southwest Michigan Middle School Honors Band

Festival Concert

Hosted by Andrews University at the Howard Perfoming Arts Center 

Wednesday April 23, 2014

7 p.m. 


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Shirley Freed's Retirement Reception

The School of Education and the Department of Leadership invite you to the retirement reception of Shirley Freed

Please join us on Monday, April 28th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
in the Andrews University Lincoln Room

*Special Presentation at 5:30 p.m.
*Refreshments will be provided

Doctoral Defense

April 30, 2014, 2:30 p.m., DOCTORAL DEFENSE, Administration Building, Room 307, Michael Pearson will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD in Religion degree in the area of Theological Studies.  Pearson's dissertation title is, "The Sin Against the Holy Spirit in the Writings of G. C. Berkouwer and E. G. White: A Comparative Study and Ethical Implications."  Those wishing to attend must make their request by calling # 6002 no later than April 29.

AICER Symposium on Parental Involvement

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) invites you to attend a presentation on "Parental Involvement in Children Education." 

Presenters:    Allyson Blandin, AU Curriculum and  Instruction Graduate Student

                         Josephine Katenga, AU Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Student

Why do parents become involved in their children’s education?  In this session, presenters will discuss parental involvement theories.  The application of these theories is relevant to both educators and parents. 

Date:  April 24, 2014, 5:30pm

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall, Room 013

Online participants to login as "Guest" at  or whether or not they are registered at Andrews University.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Doctoral Defense

April 28, 2014, 9:30 - 11:30 am, DOCTORAL DEFENSE, Administration Building, Room 307 Stephane Beaulieu will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD in Religion degree in the area of Old Testament Studies.  Beaulieu's dissertation title is, "The Identity and Role of the Servant in Isaiah 42:1-9: An Exegetical and Theological Study." Those wishing to attend must make their request by calling # 6002 no later than April 25.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Seasons of The Soul Concert

Guitarists Jose Torres and Darrin Thurber, Seminary students, will be sharing original compositions. Their music is born from the everyday joys and struggles of life expressed through the imagery of the yearly season. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Doctoral Defense

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Monday, April 21, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Esteban Quiyono will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Religious Education. Esteban Quiyono’s dissertation title is, “Relationship Between Involvement in Institutional Activities and Christian Life Commitment Among Undergraduate Students of a Christian University in Mexico.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

Revive Vespers

“Disciples of Doubt, Disciples of Discretion: Discerning End-Time Deception”

Speaker: Nicolas Miller

Friday, April 18 at 7:30 pm Biology Amphitheater

Co-curricular credit available

"A Conversation with LGBT Students"

April 19, 4 p.m.
Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall
Sponsored by Division of Student Life

A facilitated Andrews University conversation with LGBT students that is focused on bridge building, listening, understanding and caring in a context that affirms the Church and its standards. Curtis VanderWaal, chair and professor of social work at Andrews University, and Nancy Carbonell, associate professor, Graduate Psychology & Counseling, will moderate this afternoon program.

It’s important to note that while this is not an event about advocacy or proposed changes to our church’s policy, it is one that is designed to be a supportive environment where Andrews University LGBT students can honestly and safely share their stories. Those of us who are not LGBT will have an opportunity to listen and learn from these students about their journeys.

For further information, please visit

Farewell Reception for Dr. Jeanette Bryson

The Department of English is bidding adieu to Dr. Jeanette Bryson as she takes up her new position at Washington Adventist University.

Come help us thank her for her service and wish her all the best.

The reception will be held in the Department of English, Nethery Hall, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from noon to 1:30 pm.

PLEASE NOTE: The invitations sent via campus mail mistakenly announced the day as Monday, not Tuesday.

Monday, April 14, 2014

EXTINCTION Senior Thesis Photography Exhibition

A Senior Thesis Photography Exhibition on the effects of Poaching by Nina Marie Rambo
Tuesday April 22, 6-8 p.m.
Art & Design Gallery, Smith Hall
Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

Refreshments provided and great work presented.
Free event. Co-corricular credit offered.

Come support the animals and see the project that was eight months in the making.

Photographer's past work here:

LLU Pre-Dent Representative on Campus

Dr. Kasischke of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry will be on campus Monday - Wednesday, April 21 - April 23. To schedule a half-hour consultation with Dr. Kasischke to discuss your dental school options, please come to the Chemistry Office (Halenz Hall 225) or to the Biology Office (Price Hall 216).

Food for Fines

Tuesday, April 15
8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Patron Services
James White Library

In Celebration of National Library Week, the James White Library will waive overdue fines accrued from April 1–15 for a donation of a non-expired, nonperishable unopened food item. One item will be accepted for every $5 or less in fines. Food for fines donations will not be allowed for lost or damaged materials. Donated food will go to support Andrews University students in need.

Friday, April 11, 2014

GPS Forum: The Secret to Leadership

This month's forum will revolve around "The Secret to Leadership." Duane Covrig will be giving an interactive presentation on the secret to leading in today's world.

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014

Location: Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Time: 5 p.m.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

There is a Place for you Premiere event

There is a Place for You

Laura Whidden has just released her first professional music video of her song "Table for One." Laura and Campus Ministries would like to invite you to come and share live music, community, and refreshments a the live premiere of this music video. The message of Laura's music is to let everyone know that there is a place for you, there is a place at the table for everyone, and no one is alone. So on the last day classes come and share hope with us and the Andrews University community. Thursday April 24th 8-10pm in the Lobby of the Howard Performing Arts Center we will share Table for One in a live venue for the first time. Join Laura Whidden, Alison Brook, Eryca Nelson, Bucktown Ramblers, Matthew Master, and other local musicians in sharing hope together.


University Garden Plots 2014

$30 per plot. Rules apply.
$20 per plot for AU students.

Size: 30 sq. ft.

Please bring your valid AU ID.

No early sign in accepted.

If you are unable to come and reserve your plot, you may come to the Agriculture office after April 28 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For questions, contact us at X 6006.

Visit our website at:

Gymnics Home Show

Tomorrow, Friday, April 11, is the annual Gymnics show for local elementary school children.  Which means parking near Johnson Gymnasium will be limited.

Campus Safety is planning to block off about half of the gym parking lot to make it possible for the vehicles — busses and cars— to drop off over 1000 school kids to watch this much-anticipated performance.  There are also two school groups walking to the performance, so please be extra attentive to the pedestrian traffic in that part of campus tomorrow morning.

We acknowledge this is an inconvenience to add to your already-busy Friday schedules.  Thank you for graciously making this adjustment this one time each year to support our team and local school children. 

Bike, Pedestrian & Vehicle Safety on Campus

With the weather warming up more people are taking to walking, jogging, bicycling, rollerblading, and more in the great outdoors.  We recommend you exercise extra caution while traveling on and around Andrews campus.  Whether you walk, ride a bike, drive, or use alternative methods of transportation, be aware of your surroundings and take extra care.

The Michigan Secretary of State's office has published a handy book, "What Every Driver Should Know."  Here are some key tips included in the book:

When there are no sidewalks, pedestrians should walk on the side of the road facing oncoming traffic. Parents should teach their children this, but drivers must watch for pedestrians 

Be alert for joggers running along roadways. Joggers should wear reflective clothing, use sidewalks or roadway shoulders, and avoid jogging at night, dawn, dusk, or during bad weather. Joggers, like other pedestrians, should be on the side of the road facing oncoming traffic.

A bicycle lane is a portion of the roadway with pavement markings and signs exclusively for bicyclists. This lane shall not be used by motorists as a driving lane or for parking.

Pages 116-117 of the book include tips for bicyclists.  

The Campus Safety Handbook is available online; please contact Campus Safety with any questions.  

Other Resources:

Safety for Runners, Walkers, & Bicyclists
Misc. Safety Resources


God and Beauty in the Universe

PMC Sabbath Evening Vespers

April 12, 6:30, Youth Chapel

Dr. Kutzner presents "God and Beauty in the Universe."  This vespers is presented again due to popular demand. It includes amazing pictures, and a glimpse of space travel.  The program will interest  children, students, and older folk who are curious about God's creation.   Don't miss it! 



Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series

Everyone is welcome to attend our Andrews University Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series this coming Thursday, April 10 at 4:30 p.m. As usual we meet in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Thursday's student presentation topics are:
Detection of Copper (II) Using Stilbene Fluorophores presented by: Stephen Gilbert (biochemistry senior)


Hydroxyl Number Determination Using NIR presented by: HwukChan Woo (biochemistry senior)


  • Attached are the seminar flyers in pdf format with more details about our speaker's and their talks.
  • Teachers are encouraged to announce this lecture in their classes and/or forward this email to their classes.
  • For non-Andrews faculty and students wishing to see the talk in the Chemistry Amphitheater:
  • There are directions given to Andrews at: 

Here are the directions to the chemistry dept:

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


Class Officer Nominations

Class Officer Nomination Forms Available

Undergraduate class officer nomination forms are now available! Either come into Student Life and pick one up or you may go to the Student Activities Page on and go to the Files tab. It is located there, just print, fill out and return to Student Life.

The deadline for all applications is Monday the 14th at 5pm. Elections will begin next week Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

National Library Week April 12 -18

Celebrate National Library Week 2014

Events Program

April 12-18 is National Library Week and James White Library has very exciting programs for you. This year’s theme is “Lives Change @ Your Library.” We have something for everyone. We have great prizes to give away so be sure to like us on Facebook and answer our daily trivia question at

Saturday April 12 in collaboration with the Andrews University Social Consciousness Summit
4:30 – 5:20 p.m. Information technology and poverty discussion in the Seminary room N150
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Donations given to local shelters in Seminary Chapel

Monday: April 14 Refreshments Served 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Library lobby

Tuesday April 15 Food for Fines (8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.) Patron Services
The Library will waive overdue fines accrued from April 1-15 for a donation of a non-expired, nonperishable unopened food item. One item will be accepted for every $5:00 or less in fines. Food for fines donations will not be allowed for lost or damaged materials. Donated food will go to support Andrews University students in need.

Wednesday April 16 Book Signing in the Library lobby
Dionne Robinson: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1. Experiencing God in Everyday Ordinary Things (2013)
2. The Journey: True Stories of Miracles and Mysteries that will Transform your Life. (2014)

Olaotse Gabasiane: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1. African Fireside Stories Book 1 (2013)
2. African Fireside Stories Book 2 (2013)

Christon Arthur 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Thursday April 17: Live Music 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. by Grace Notes and others

Exhibits April 1-30
Poverty in America: Display Case
- Books Display 1 – 30
- Posters by 4 & 5 grade Ruth Murdoch Elementary School children taught by teacher Patty Costa

Artwork by Shawn Schwarz in the Library Gallery

Andrews Photography Submission Opportunity

Greetings Photographers!

The Office of Academic Records is making some modifications to the online bulletin for the academic year 2014-2015. We are doing some design changes and would like to include an image from a current student, staff, faculty or alumni on the bulletin home page. We are looking for photographs that emphasize art or active learning here at Andrews.

We plan to collect several images from which one will be chosen for the home page. We will add a small bio and link (just below the image) to a website to highlight the photographer.

Our deadline is Friday, April 18. Department staff will then meet and decide which image will be used. Once selected, we will contact the photographer to obtain the bio information and website link.

Please submit your images  by Friday, April 18, to while noting the following Image requirements:

JPG or PNG format
No larger than 5MB
Landscape orientation
Please ensure photographs are consistent with the Andrews University community.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

AICER Symposium Panel Discussion

The Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) will host  a research team panel discussion entitled Research Team Experiences on April 17, 2014 at 5:30 pm.

The research teams include:  

Dr. H. Burnett's team (Behavioral Sciences)
Dr. L.  Burton's team (Teaching, Learning & Curriculum)
Dr. S. Hansen's team (Mathematics) 
Dr. J. Hayward's team (Biology)

What is it like to be part of a research team?  Whether you would like to join a research team or have accrued stories of research team experiences, this panel discussion will interest you.  Graduate and undergraduate research teams from different disciplines will discuss their research methodologies and how their teams function.  Students will discuss why they became team members and what prepared them for their role. 

Face-to-face participants meet in Buller Hall, Room 251

Online participants to login as "Guest" at  or whether or not they are registered at Andrews University.


Class Officer Nomination Forms Available

Undergraduate class officer nomination forms are now available! Either come into Student Life and pick one up or you may go to the Student Activities Page on and go to the Files tab. It is located there, just print, fill out and return to Student Life. The deadline for all applications is Monday, April 14, at 5 p.m. Elections will begin next Tuesday. 

Counseling Center Offers Wellness Support Group

Lifestyle Improvement Focused Team (LIFT)
A Psychoeducational Health & Wellness Support Group

40 Days to Embracing a Healthier Lifestyle 

If you are looking for a support group to initiate or maintain your health goals

You are invited to join us on Saturday afternoons. Our next gathering is:
Date:   Saturday afternoon, April 12, 2014
Place:  Counseling & Testing Center, Bell Hall #123 (on the campus of Andrews University)
Time:   5–6:15 p.m.
We are still offering a few more complimentary copy of the book 40 Days to Better Living—A Seven-Step Model to Healthy Living, addressing areas of spiritual, medical, emotional, family, physical, nutrition and vocational health.
The LIFT program includes:

  • Support meetings
  • Health information
  • Weekly objectives
  • Inspirational readings
  • Opportunity to reflect, share and receive feedback

**Space is limited
Facilitated by Judith Fisher, psychologist, and  LaKesha Morris, counselor. The group is open to students, faculty, staff & members of the community.
This health & wellness series will last six weeks, ending May 10, 2014, with weekly Saturday afternoon meetings. We strongly recommend you plan to attend all meetings!
Signing up for the group is simple: Call or send an email message with your name and contact information:
269-471-3470 or
Your investment in your health is the most lucrative one you could ever make. It’s priceless!

2014 Summit on Social Consciousness

Andrews University invites you to attend its third annual Summit for Social Consciousness from Wednesday, April 9, through Sunday, April 13. This year’s symposium will focus on the theme of “The Poor Next Door: Poverty In America,” with the objective of informing the community of this chronic problem in our nation, and also providing a means for students and community leaders to engage in social action. All events are free and open to the public.

Michael Snyder’s 2010 article in the Business Insider about poverty in America, states that “The "America" that so many of us have taken for granted for so many decades is literally disintegrating right in front of our eyes…millions upon millions of Americans are slipping out of the middle class and into the devastating grip of poverty” (Snyder, 2010). It is our responsibility to explore the reasons behind this devastating fact and take action. The Summit on Social Consciousness is designed to bring awareness and public education to the subject through the knowledge of different speakers and the opportunity to serve the community hands on.

On Wednesday, April 9, at 6:45 p.m., the summit kicks off in the Pioneer Memorial Church Youth Chapel with Rachel Wade from United Way of Southwest Michigan who will engage attendees in a discussion on relevant facts regarding poverty in our country.  In addition to the evening’s presentation, the audience will have the opportunity to participate in a poverty simulation activity. On Thursday April 10, there will be a documentary screening of “Inequality for All” in the Newbold Auditorium in Buller Hall beginning at 7 p.m. 

The film features former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and is directed by Jacob Kornbluth.  On Friday April 11, there will be a University Vespers held at Pioneer Memorial Church at 7 p.m. featuring special guest speakers Bonnie Bazata and Taurus Montgomery.  On Saturday April 12, a church service will be held at the Howard Performing Arts Center at 11 a.m. with Dr. Timothy Nixon as the keynote speaker, followed by afternoon breakout sessions held in the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, beginning at 3 p.m. 

The breakout sessions will explore the different factors involved in increased poverty levels in the U.S. and will cover various topics addressing the social implications of poverty and economic inequalities.  Presenters for these sessions include the following: Joel Raveloharimisy, director of the community & international development masters program at Andrews University; Peter Lombardo from the Center for the Homeless in South Bend, Ind.; Twyla Smith, assistant professor of social work & director of field education at Andrews University; Lucy Randall from Neighbor to Neighbor; Nicholas Miller, assistant professor of church history at the Seminary and director of the International Religious Liberty Institute; and Sarah Kimakwa, reference & marketing librarian at the James White Library at Andrews University. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Substance Abuse and Sexual Safety Prevention Week

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and the Division of Student Life is sponsoring several activities this week that seek to highlight the impact of the use of alcohol and other drugs on college students, discuss ways to prevent sexual assault, reduce misperceptions about social norms associated with alcohol and other drugs, and provide information about where students can obtain help (e.g., Campus Safety, Counseling & Testing Center, Campus Ministries, Student Life). Get involved in the conversation!

Seasons of The Soul Concert

Sunday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Guitarists Jose Torres and Darrin Thurber, Seminary students, will be sharing original compositions. Their music is born from the everyday joys and struggles of life expressed through the imagery of the yearly season. Hope to see you there. 


Friday, April 4, 2014

Eileen Lesher Retirement Reception

Tuesday, April 22
3–5 p.m.
Chan Shun Hall

The campus is invited to a retirement open house for Eileen Lesher, who has served at Andrews University for 30 years. Special presentations will take place at 4 p.m.

Spring Honors Thesis Symposium

The J.N. Andrews Honors Program cordially invites the Andrews community to its capstone academic event, the spring Honors Thesis Symposium, next Friday, April 11, 2014, 1:30–5 p.m. All sessions will be held in Buller Hall with light refreshments served in the main floor lobby at 3 p.m. A symposium schedule is attached listing presenters and titles. Thanks for your support of our undergraduate researchers!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Pilipino Culture Night

Pilipino Culture Night (PCN) is back! Join us this coming Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. in the Newbold Auditorium in Buller Hall for a Filipino Romeo and Juliet love story! There will be Filipino refreshments and other cultural things as well!

AFIA (Andrews Filipino International Association) members are FREE, students/non-members $5, and community $10. Tickets at the door.

Excited to see you all there!

Esteban Quiyono Doctoral Defense

Monday, April 21, 2014
9–11 a.m.
Administration Building, Room 307

Esteban Quiyono will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Religious Education. Esteban Quiyono’s dissertation title is, “Relationship Between Involvement in Institutional Activities and Christian Life Commitment Among Undergraduate Students of a Christian University in Mexico.”

Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 269-471-3109.

Wind Symphony Spring Concert

Sunday, April 13, 4 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

The Wind Symphony will perform Shepherd’s Hey by Percy Grainger, Water Music Suite by Handel, Variations on a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance, Canzon noni toni by G. Gabrieli for two brass choirs, Symphonic Dances from “Fiddler on the Roof” by Jerry Bock/Ira Hearshen and the Clarinet Concerto by Philip Sparke featuring Jason Gresl on clarinet.

Jason Gresl is an adjunct instructor of clarinet and saxophone at Andrews University. The Andrews University Community Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Omar Carballo, will also perform Bach Buco by Tico Meneses.

General admission is $5, student and senior admission is $3 and children under 12 are free. Call the Howard Center Box Office at 269-471-3560 for tickets.

Chilldren's Books and Toys Needed

Double Blessings For You and Children

It is spring time and you have lots of stuff to sort through! Would you like to put your unwanted items towards a good cause?

Gearing up for National Library Week, the James White Library and the Andrews University Summit on Social Consciousness is teaming up to collect your extra items to proudly donate to emergency centers and safe shelters in our local community!

We need:

  • Diapers in unopened packages
  • Gently used or new children’s books
  • Educational toys

You can donate the items in the clearly labeled boxes at the following locations:

  • James White Library
  • Campus Center
  • Seminary lobby
  • The Crayon Box

Look for the RED boxes with clearly labeled BLUE and YELLOW signs on the Andrews University Campus from April 3–11, 2014

The Summit on Social Consciousness will be presenting events based on the theme, The Poor Next Door: Poverty in America each evening from April 9–13, where you can also bring your donation. The total donation will be announced at the closing event on Saturday evening, April 12, when representatives from local organizations will accept our kind donations.

For details, questions, or volunteer opportunities, please contact:
Sarah Kimakwa
Reference & Marketing Librarian
James White Library
Phone: 269-471-3639

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Kelvin Onongha Doctoral Defense

April 18, 2014
9:30 a.m.
Administration Building, Room 307

Kelvin Onongha will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD degree in the area of Missions.  Onongha's dissertation title is, "Towards a Missiological Model for Worldview Transformation Among Adherents to African Traditional Religion in Yorubaland." Those wishing to attend must make their request by calling 269-471-6002 no later than April 16, 2014.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

PMC Sabbath Evening Vespers

April 5, 6:30 p.m.
PMC Youth Chapel

Hosted by seminary students presenting a special program entitled "Be Bold for Christ."  All are welcome.

International Student Sabbath

Sabbath worship on April 5, 2014, will be International Student Sabbath at Pioneer Memorial Church. Since Andrews University is known for its international student diversity, we would like to encourage students, faculty, staff and members of the community to come dressed in your traditional costumes (Sabbath appropriate, please). All of the costumes and colors will be a beautiful display of how colorful heaven will be and a reminder of the place where we will dwell in unity with each other in the presence of God. 

We are looking forward to seeing you at worship. Please pray for the program and the participants so we will all be blessed and be assured of our Savior's soon return.

Classical Seminary Concert

Sunday, April 13
Seminary Chapel

Come enjoy a free classical concert by the students, staff, faculty and friends of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. Light refreshments to follow. Co-curricular credit available.

Andrews Academy Fundraiser


Come Out and Support Christian Education
Saturday Evening (Sunset) 8:30PM
April 12, 2014
$5.00 at the door

Three-Point Shooting Contest at Half-Time
$10.00 entry fee for all Contestants
(Trophy to Winner)

All checks should be payable to:
Andrews Academy -Needy Student Fund
All Donors are welcomed to contribute and match $500.00 or more !!!
Thank you in Advance for your SUPPORT! 

Last Stop--Check in before you check out for Financial Aid

From April 7 to 11, the Student Financial Services lobby will turn into a full-service financial aid station during regular business hours. Financial aid advisors and trained staff will be on hand to walk you through the financial aid requirements for 2014-2015. From guiding you through filing your FAFSA, to turning in documents and explaining verification, someone will be there to answer your questions. No appointments are necessary.

Our goal is to have you leave Andrews this semester with your financial aid paperwork done and prepared for financial clearance starting June 15.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Student Feedback Requested

Student Feedback Requested

Spring course surveys:  April 6 - 25

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

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

Sunday, March 30, 2014

President Responds to Campus Assaults

Dear Campus Community:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Niels-Erik Andreasen

AICER Symposium Presents Beverly Rumble

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

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

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall, Room 013.

Online participants to login as "Guest" at  or whether or not they are registered at Andrews University.

Office of International Student Services & Programs Closed 3/31

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

Friday, March 28, 2014

Academic Records Limited Services

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

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dining Services Hours for International Food Fair

The International Food Fair is this Sunday, March 30!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PMC Mission Trip

Let’s Go !  No Regrets!

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

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

If there anything else that you need or any questions you have please contact Pastor Goetz -

Check us out on Facebook: PMC Mexico Mission Trip


Terrace Cafe's new Menu Mail!

Sign up for Menu Mail!

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

You can sign up for Menu Mail today by going to the bottom of this web page:


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Confidential Complaint Mechanism via Internal Auditor

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

Chemistry Seminar: Biodegradable Polymers: Polylactides and Polyglycolides

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

Thursday's student presentation topics are:

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


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

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

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

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

There are directions given to Andrews at: 

Here are the directions to the chemistry dept:

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

2014 International Food Fair

Dear All:

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

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

Robert Benjamin, Director

Office of International Student Services 




Monday, March 24, 2014

Call for Papers

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

SBA Minute-to-win-it Game Night

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

Location: AUSA Rec Center

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


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

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

Sunday, March 23, 2014

AU Career Conference: Mapping Your Success

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

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

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

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

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

AICER Symposium Roundtable

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

 Presenter:  Cora Clark,  

Spirituality in the Public Place

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

Presenter:  Cheryl Logan

Pathfinders' Leadership Training Curriculum

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

Date:  Thursday, March 27, 2013

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall, Room 013.
Online participants to login as "Guest" at  or whether or not they are registered at Andrews University.

Time Management Seminar

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

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

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

You're invited to a time-management seminar!

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

Where: Whirlpool Room in Chan Shun Hall

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

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

Friday, March 21, 2014

Prepare-Enrich Training Seminar

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

The last training of the school year is:

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

Pre-registration is necessary by Monday, March 31.

Contact Sue Murray at 470-6877,, or by completing and sending in a registration form available at

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

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

Thursday, March 20, 2014

2014 Wellness Program for 2014/2015 Premium Discount

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Please send an email to for assistance. 

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

PMC Sundown Vespers

PMC sundown vespers 

Youth Chapel,  6:00pm, March 22

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

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

Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice

July 17-20, 2014
Seminary, Andrews University
Speakers: Carlton Byrd and Rene Drumm
For more info and to register visit:

2014 Open Enrollment Period

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

April 1–16

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

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

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

Enrollment Locations: Please take note!

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




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

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

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

Questions? Please send an email to for assistance.

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

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Center for Adventist Research Spring Book Sale

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


Microsoft Word Basics

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

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

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

Monday, March 17, 2014

School of Architecture, Art & Design Guest Lecture

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

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Doctoral Defense

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

Nutrition Day Seminar

Andrews University hosts Pizza for Pints

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

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





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