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Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Employee Orientation

The next New Employee Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, May 1st, 10:00am-3:00pm. New full-time (or part-time with benefits) employees need to RSVP to training@andrews.edu, and include the employee's name, ID#, email address, and department where they work.

 

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 www.orgsync.com (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 13th:

  • Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm, Fridays 10am-12noon.
  • The Bookstore will be open 12-4pm the following Sundays; May 4th, May 11th, June 8th & July 6th.
  • 9-5pm for the following Mondays, May 5th, May12th, June 9th & July 6th .
  •  Regular hours will resmue on Sunday August 17th. 

 

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. 

FREE ADMISSION

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, 3:00 pm, 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 https://andrews.adobeconnect.com/_a877709416/research/  or http://www.andrews.edu/sed/aicer/researchwebinars/ whether or not they are registered at Andrews University.

24-Hour Donor Challenge This Thursday!

Got a minute?

Help Andrews University make every moment count on Thursday, April 24, 2014!

The Challenge:

Get 500 people to give back in 24 hours to secure a $10,000 challenge gift! (Two anonymous alumni have each pledged $5,000 if we can reach our goal of 500 donors in 24 hours.) To count, gifts must be made on April 24, 2014. Alumni, parents, friends, faculty/staff, and even current students can all help make a difference during this challenge!

How to Give:

You can give online by clicking here or call the Office of Development at 269.471.3124!

Why Participation Matters:

Donations given during this challenge help our current and future students! Any donation given online or by phone to Andrews University on April 24 counts toward this goal, but gifts to The Fund for Andrews are especially beneficial! The Fund for Andrews is the lifeblood of the University and helps supports student scholarships, academic research, and the heart of campus life. To find out more about the Fund for Andrews, click here.

Remember to "like" the Office of Development on Facebook and follow our progress on April 24 at Facebook.com/AndrewsDevelopment!

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 http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/2014/04/15/presentations-on-lgbt-issues.

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.

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., Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall
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 http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/2014/04/15/presentations-on-lgbt-issues.

Ameriprise Financial Seminar

Plan for retirement, challenge your concerns, and take control of your future!

Ameriprise Financial invites you to join us for a special seminar, on Wednesday, April 16, 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.


During this complimentary seminar, you’ll learn about:
    • How to make your retirement dreams and goals more within reach.
    • Determining how much you need to save and ways to do so.
    • Ways to generate dependable income.

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

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: www.ninamariephotography.com

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.

James White Library Hours

James White Library Extended Hours and Intersession Hours:

JWL extended hours begin Sunday, April 20 and are as follows:

Sunday April 20 and 27:  1-11:30 pm

Monday-Thursday, April 21-24: 8 am-11:30 pm

Friday: April 25 and May 2: 8 am-3 pm

Monday--Wed. April 28-30: 8 am-11:30 pm

Thurs: May 1: 8am-10:30 pm

Sunday, May 4: Closed to all patrons for graduation

Intersession hours begin Monday, May 5 at 10 am

Hours are: Mon-Thurs, May 5-8:  10 am- 7 pm, Friday, May 9: 10 am-1 pm

Regular hours resume Sunday, May 11 at 1 pm.

 

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 info@augardens.com.

TO SIGN UP TODAY CLICK HERE!

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

Cost:
$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:  http://augardens.com/about-us/garden-plots/

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)

and

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: http://www.andrews.edu/about/visiting/get_to_andrews.html 

Here are the directions to the chemistry dept:

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

 

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 orgsync.com 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 https://www.facebook.com/jwlandrews

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 bulletin@andrews.edu 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 https://andrews.adobeconnect.com/_a877709416/research/  or http://www.andrews.edu/sed/aicer/researchwebinars/ 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 orgsync.com 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 ctcenter@andrews.edu.
 
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. 

Website: www.seasonsofthesoul.weebly.com

Building Excellence in Science and Technology

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. 

Attachments

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
Email: kimakwa@andrews.edu

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

2014 TESOL Certificate Program

Do you want to teach English overseas?
Do you want to be a student missionary?
Do you want to be an English language tutor?

The TESOL Certificate Program is an intensive workshop covering the basic
language concepts and methods of teaching English to speakers
of other languages. 

The program dates are July 7-August 1, 2014


Participants register for the following seven credits:
ENGL 460—Linguistics (3 credits)
ENGL 435—Topics in Linguistics: TESOL Certificate (4 credits) *
* Students completing the TESOL minor must register for:
ENGL 465—TESOL Methods (2 credits)
ENGL 435—Topics: The TESOL Professional (1 credit)
ENGL 435—Topics: Teaching & Learning for the TESOL Classroom (1 credit)
Non-credit option available: $1,800
Credit option, regular tuition ($1,028 per credit)

PMC Sabbath Evening Vespers

Sabbath
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

ANDREWS ACADEMY FUND RAISING BENEFIT
(FOR NEEDY STUDENTS)
HOSTED BY
NPSDA VICTORS BASKETBALL TEAM

Come Out and Support Christian Education
Saturday Evening (Sunset) 8:30PM
April 12, 2014
ANDREWS ACADEMY GYM
$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 assessment@andrews.edu.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

President Responds to Campus Assaults

Dear Campus Community:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Niels-Erik Andreasen
President

AICER Symposium Presents Beverly Rumble

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

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

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

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

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 robertsa2@earthlink.net or call 471-7150.

PMC Mission Trip

Let’s Go !  No Regrets!


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

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

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

Check us out on Facebook: PMC Mexico Mission Trip
 

 

Terrace Cafe's new Menu Mail!

Sign up for Menu Mail!

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

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

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Confidential Complaint Mechanism via Internal Auditor

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

Chemistry Seminar: Biodegradable Polymers: Polylactides and Polyglycolides

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

Thursday's student presentation topics are:

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

and

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

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

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

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

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

Here are the directions to the chemistry dept:

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

2014 International Food Fair

Dear All:

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

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

Robert Benjamin, Director

Office of International Student Services 

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Computer Literacy Training

This semester, the School of Business Administration, in collaboration with the Office of Human Resources, is providing an opportunity for staff and faculty to participate in the next phase of the Computer Literacy Training, Module 3:  Basic Analytical Software Applications (Excel and Access). 

Module 3 will be offered during the Spring semester, on Wednesdays, from 10:30am-12:20pm, in Chan Shun Hall 226 (PC Lab), beginning on April 2, 2014, and ending on May 21, 2014.  Dates and specific topics are listed below:
• Excel—Introduction to Spreadsheets (04/02/2014)
• Excel—Formulas, Charts, and Functions (04/09/2014)
• Excel—Working with Multiple Worksheets (04/16/2014)
• Excel—Integrating Excel with Word (04/23/2014)
• 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)

RSVP at training@andrews.edu and specify whether you would like to attend the entire Module 3 training listed above, or if you are interested in going through the training on Excel (4 sessions) or Access (4 sessions).  When sending an RSVP, we will need your full name, ID#, email address, and the department you work in.  Seats are limited to 25.

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

Monday, March 24, 2014

Call for Papers

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

SBA Minute-to-win-it Game Night

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

Location: AUSA Rec Center

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

 

Waldensian Class

Waldensian Class RELG 360-041

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

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

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

Sunday, March 23, 2014

AU Career Conference: Mapping Your Success

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

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

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

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

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

AICER Symposium Roundtable

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

 Presenter:  Cora Clark,  

Spirituality in the Public Place

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

Presenter:  Cheryl Logan

Pathfinders' Leadership Training Curriculum

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

Date:  Thursday, March 27, 2013

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall, Room 013.
Online participants to login as "Guest" at https://andrews.adobeconnect.com/_a877709416/research/  or http://www.andrews.edu/sed/aicer/researchwebinars/ whether or not they are registered at Andrews University.

Time Management Seminar

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

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

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

You're invited to a time-management seminar!

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

Where: Whirlpool Room in Chan Shun Hall

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

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

Friday, March 21, 2014

Prepare-Enrich Training Seminar

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

The last training of the school year is:

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

Pre-registration is necessary by Monday, March 31.

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

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

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

Thursday, March 20, 2014

2014 Wellness Program for 2014/2015 Premium Discount

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

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

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

HEALTH TARGETS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PMC Sundown Vespers

PMC sundown vespers 

Youth Chapel,  6:00pm, March 22

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

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

Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice

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

2014 Open Enrollment Period

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

OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD 
April 1–16

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

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

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

Enrollment Locations: Please take note!

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




 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

Attachments

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 www.miblood.org.

 

 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lamson Health Club Spring Break Hours

Lamson Health Club Spring Break hours are as follows:

Friday, March 14:

6:00 am - 11:00 am

Monday - Friday, March 17-21:

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

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

Sundays, March 16 & 23:

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Call for Papers-Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Conference 2014

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

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

James White Library

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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2014 Health Benefits Town Hall Meetings

Attn: Andrews University Employees

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

Where: Howard Performing Arts Center

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

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

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

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

Faculty Technology Showcase

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

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

RSVP is required so please register online
 

KWC Philharmonic Ensemble Concert

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

Monday, March 10, 2014

James White Library Break Hours

Spring Break Hours, March 14–23, 2014

Friday, March 14 and 21: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Sunday, March 16 and 23: Closed
Monday–Thursday, March 17–20: 1–5 p.m.

Regular hours resume Monday, March 24, at 8 a.m.

Bookstore Spring Break Hours

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

Presentation by Dr. Julie Mennella

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

Call for Graduate Women Scholarship Applications 2014-15 School Year

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

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

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

Sunday, March 9, 2014

AU Career Conference: Mapping Your Success

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, March 7, 2014

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Award

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

Deadline: March 24, 2014

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

 

Second Sunday Concert Series: Jennet Ingle, Oboe

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

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

No tickets are required for this performance.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Change Your Body

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

 

Caribbean Nations Club Culture NIght

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

Date: March 8, 2014

Location: Chan Shun Hall

Time: 7:30pm

Hope to see you all there.

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