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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Eau Claire Young Adults

Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series

How can you tell if something is acidic or basic? How can you track a toxic substance or diseased tissues inside your body? Scientists often use molecules as probes to see (detect, sense) an environment (cell, protein, reaction, etc) that they otherwise could not 'see'. The color changes of pH paper or the green fluorescent protein all allow us to probe the environment at the molecular level. These techniques are at the heart of microscopy and medical diagnostics. It allows us to detect pathogens, diseases and toxic substances.

View these videos to learn more about fluorescent probes in biology:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwtdne3W9Zk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSGq8gOLXwY

Everyone is welcome to attend our second Fall 2014 session in the Andrews University Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series this coming Thursday, September 11 at 4:30pm. As usual we meet in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Thursday's seminar topic is:
Tuning Fluorescent Probes for Biological Applications     
Our guest speaker is:
Colleen Nicola Scott, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Attached is the seminar flyer in pdf format with more details about our speaker's educational and professional background. The pdf formatted flyer is also available at this Dropbox link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/oq8lnuv1wtdwcya/CHEMSEM%20NEWS%20Fall%202014%20Flyer%202.pdf?dl=0

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  

Annual International Potluck Cuisine

Monday, September 8, 2014

Michiana Adventist Forum

Michiana Adventist Forum


The Theology of Ordination Study Committee:
One Member’s Observations and Reflections


Presented by

Cheryl Doss PhD
Director of the Institute of World Mission
Member, Theology of Ordination Study Committee

Sabbath Afternoon, September 20, 2014
3:30 pm

Chan Shun Hall
Andrews University



About the Topic

Currently, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the SDA denomination’s highest administrative authority, does not endorse the ordination of women as ministers.

During the past two years the Theology of Ordination Study Committee appointed by the General Conference has been studying issues related to the ordination of women as ministers in the SDA church. The committee recently made its report as part of a process which is expected to lead to discussion and possible revision of the denomination’s practice of not endorsing the ordination of women as ministers when the church holds its next world-wide General Conference Session in 2015.

Cheryl Doss, a member of the committee and director of the denomination’s Institute of World Mission, will discuss personal observations and reflections growing out of her work on the committee.

About the Speaker

Cheryl Doss, PhD, is the director of the Institute of World Mission, a service of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists that serves the world church.  The Institute facilitates the cross-cultural outreach of the Seventh-day Adventist world church. It provides cross-cultural training for full-time, short-term and volunteer workers, and facilitates their re-entry to the home field.
Cheryl’s mission experience began as an MK (missionary kid) living in South Africa.  Later, with her husband Gorden (also an MK and now a teacher of mission at Andrews University), she served for sixteen years in the country of Malawi.

During her years in Malawi, Cheryl directed rural clinics, developed training programs for pastors’ wives, facilitated women’s ministries programs, and helped start Shepherdess Clubs.  She also home schooled her two children, Kristi and Richard, and taught classes in the ministerial training program at Lakeview Seminary.  As a nurse she lectured on health and, along with her husband, initiated annual family life training seminars for pastors and their wives.  Their book, Christian Marriage, was published in Malawi in 1995.

Combining her mission background and educational training with her passion for family growth, Cheryl’s research and writing has largely focused on families in cross-cultural transition.  Besides teaching and administrative duties, her specific responsibilities at the Institute of World Mission are developing curriculum and resources for mission training, and the support and education of missionary families through newsletters and re-entry programs.

Since leaving Africa in 1997, Cheryl and Gorden have made their home at Andrews University and are blessed to have their two remaining parents living nearby.  Kristi and her family are on the faculty at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines.  Richard and his family are serving at Nile Union Academy in Egypt.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Doctoral Defense

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Friday, September 12, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Juan R. Prestol-Puesán will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Juan Prestol’s dissertation title is, “An Exploratory, Correlational, Self-Rater Study on Authentic Leadership Values of Adventist Local Conference Chief Financial Officers in the United States.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

Club & Organization Orientation

Just a reminder that the Club and Organization Orientation is happening Monday, September 8 and Tuesday, September 9 at 5:30 in the Leadership Lab next to the Student Life Office. This is a MANDATORY meeting for all registered clubs (and for those wanting to be registered). We ask that you send atleast 2 representatives from your club/organization. You are not required to attend both days, but you are required to attend either Monday or Tuesday evening. It will be about an hour long and this is also the opportunity to receive information about the Club Fair and get signed up for a topping. The annual Club Fair is going to take place on Wednesday September 17. In order to be a part of this Fair you must have attended one of the 2 orientation sessions next week. See you there! 

Michiana Adventist Forum

Michiana Adventist Forum


The Theology of Ordination Study Committee:
One Member’s Observations and Reflections


Presented by

Cheryl Doss PhD
Director of the Institute of World Mission
Member, Theology of Ordination Study Committee

Sabbath Afternoon, September 20, 2014
3:30 pm

Chan Shun Hall
Andrews University


About the Topic

Currently, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the SDA denomination’s highest administrative authority, does not endorse the ordination of women as ministers.

During the past two years the Theology of Ordination Study Committee appointed by the General Conference has been studying issues related to the ordination of women as ministers in the SDA church. The committee recently made its report as part of a process which is expected to lead to discussion and possible revision of the denomination’s practice of not endorsing the ordination of women as ministers when the church holds its next world-wide General Conference Session in 2015.

Cheryl Doss, a member of the committee and director of the denomination’s Institute of World Mission, will discuss personal observations and reflections growing out of her work on the committee.



About the Speaker

Cheryl Doss, PhD, is the director of the Institute of World Mission, a service of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists that serves the world church.  The Institute facilitates the cross-cultural outreach of the Seventh-day Adventist world church. It provides cross-cultural training for full-time, short-term and volunteer workers, and facilitates their re-entry to the home field.
Cheryl’s mission experience began as an MK (missionary kid) living in South Africa.  Later, with her husband Gorden (also an MK and now a teacher of mission at Andrews University), she served for sixteen years in the country of Malawi.

During her years in Malawi, Cheryl directed rural clinics, developed training programs for pastors’ wives, facilitated women’s ministries programs, and helped start Shepherdess Clubs.  She also home schooled her two children, Kristi and Richard, and taught classes in the ministerial training program at Lakeview Seminary.  As a nurse she lectured on health and, along with her husband, initiated annual family life training seminars for pastors and their wives.  Their book, Christian Marriage, was published in Malawi in 1995.

Combining her mission background and educational training with her passion for family growth, Cheryl’s research and writing has largely focused on families in cross-cultural transition.  Besides teaching and administrative duties, her specific responsibilities at the Institute of World Mission are developing curriculum and resources for mission training, and the support and education of missionary families through newsletters and re-entry programs.

Since leaving Africa in 1997, Cheryl and Gorden have made their home at Andrews University and are blessed to have their two remaining parents living nearby.  Kristi and her family are on the faculty at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines.  Richard and his family are serving at Nile Union Academy in Egypt.

Doctoral Defense

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in the Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Andrea Cristina Nagy will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Andrea Cristina Nagy’s dissertation title is, “Faith Commitments and Spiritual Influences as Correlates of Adolescents' Involvement in Service in the ValueGenesis Study.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

Andrews Homecoming 2014

Highlights of the weekend will include:

  • Wes Christiansen Memorial Golf Outing
  • Harvest Picnic & Wagon Tours
  • Grand Opening of the Andrews Trails
  • 5K/10K Run and Fitness Expo
  • Homecoming Gala Concert

For up-to-date information, schedule of events, or to RSVP and access forms, please visit http://alumni.andrews.edu/homecoming

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lamson Health Club Sale

10% off  2 semester & 3 semester memberships through September 14.  A membership includes use of exercise equipment, sauna, jacuzzi, and aerobics classes.   AU students will be able to charge their memberships to their student accounts during sale time only!  Call 471-3449 for more information.

Week of Prayer Class Schedule Changes

Course Schedule for Weeks of Spiritual Emphasis

Monday, Wednesday, Friday only

(Tuesday, Thursday courses follow the regular course schedule)

7:30 AM courses meet from 7:20-8:00 AM

8:30 AM courses meet from 8:10-8:50 AM

9:30 AM courses meet from 9:00-9:40 AM

10:30 AM courses meet from 9:50-10:30 AM

11:30 AM courses meet from 10:40-11:20 AM

 

Agenda Submission Deadlines

The Agenda reminder email is sent to all Andrews students, staff and faculty, as well as a substantial list of off-campus individuals interested in the happenings at Andrews University, every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon during the regular school year (Thursdays only during breaks).

To ensure that your submission is live on the Agenda webpage when the reminder emails go out, and to increase your chances of being included in the reminder email, please be sure to have your item submitted no later than noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays for that day's email.

If you have questions please email agenda@andrews.edu or call Becky St. Clair at 269-605-3438. 

Howard Center Presents... Petar Jankovic Ensemble

The Petar Jankovic Ensemble creates a musical fusion of Spanish guitar and a string quartet. The ensemble’s expression and technical mastery are evident in their performances of Spanish pieces, passionate tangos, classical masterpieces, and contemporary compositions. People who appreciate chamber music and classical guitar will love the Petar Jankovic Ensemble. Come experience this unique blend of strings perform works by Debussy, Shostakovich, DeFalla, Piazzolla and Albeniz.

TICKETS

REQUIRED: $15 Reserved Seating, $5 Students Purchase tickets online, or call our box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Graduate Violin Recital-Jenny Rivera

Jenny Rivera will present a Graduate Violin Recital on Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.  There is no charge and all are welcome.

ChemSem: Halogen Photochemistry in Changing Arctic Climate

Atmospheric chemistry is one of the best examples that chemistry is everywhere. What do you know about the chemistry of the air around you and in you? Do you know the relationship between the color of the sky including the color of sunsets and atmospheric composition? Do you know the facts of climate change? What can the clouds and snow tell about our changing climate? These and other questions will be in play at our first Fall 2014 ChemSem talk. What questions do you have?

Everyone is welcome to attend our first Fall 2014 session in the Andrews University Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series this coming Thursday, September 4 at 4:30pm. As usual we meet in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Our guest speaker is Kerri Pratt, ASsistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Department of Earth & Environmental Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.  Attached is the seminar flyer in pdf format with more details about our speaker's educational and professional background.

View a video of Dr. Pratt doing research in Alaska:http://vimeo.com/67918840

For more picturesanddescriptionsview: http://prattlab.blogspot.com/
 

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  

Friday, August 29, 2014

Dr. Ostrander's Retirement Celebration

The faculty and staff of the TLC Department would like to invite you to attend the retirement celebration of Dr. Raymond J. Ostrander.  The celebration will be on September 4 from 3-5 p.m. in the lobby of Chan Shun.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Andrews Electronics Recycling Day

Andrews University, in partnership with Green Earth Electronics Recycling, will hold its biannual electronics recycling event on Wednesday, September 10, from 3–7 p.m. Community members, businesses and residents from surrounding communities are encouraged to recycle their unwanted electronic items at the Andrews University Transportation building.

Accepted items include computers, laptops, smart phones, monitors, TVs, telephones, cameras, DVD players, cords/cables, printers, toner cartridges, cell phones, refrigerators, air conditioners, appliances and any other electronic items or items with a cord. A hazardous waste fee will be collected for CRT monitors ($5) and tube TVs ($10). All other items are recycled free of charge. All hard drives are wiped to Department of Defense specifications or shredded.

All businesses are encouraged to preregister by emailing pickup@greenearth1.com or calling 269-326-1232.

Green Earth Electronics Recycling, headquartered in St. Joseph, Mich., is a company whose focus is to keep unwanted electronics out of the landfill by using the best practices in information destruction and recycling. They are registered as a recycler with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Their services include corporate and institutional pickups as well as community drop-off events. For more information please visit www.GreenEarth1.com or email pickup@GreenEarth1.com. 

All Andrews University equipment MUST be processed by ITS prior to the event. Contact ITS for pickup. Any personal items to be turned in must be held until the event and brought to the Transportation garage between 3 and 7 pm.

New Life Services

New Life weekly Sabbath services begin on August 30, 2014. We look forward to you joining us in the Seminary Chapel starting at 11:45 a.m. All services will begin at 11:45 a.m. 

Dining Services Labor Day Hours

LABOR DAY WEEKEND HOURS
for
DINING SERVICES

 

SUNDAY - August 31st

Terrace Café                       11:30am - 1:30pm
                                                           5pm - 6pm
Gazebo                                             9am - 8pm
Office                                                       Closed

MONDAY - September 1st

Terrace Café                       11:30am - 1:30pm
                                                            5pm - 6pm
Gazebo                                              9am - 7pm
Office                                                         Closed

 

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lamson Health Club Closed Labor Day

Lamson Health Club will be closed on Sunday & Monday, Aug. 31 & Sept. 1, for the Labor Day holiday.

Student Garden Co-Curricular Activities

Get 10 co-curricular hours at the Andrews Student Gardens each semester.  Come learn the wonders of the gardens and enjoy:

  • One-on-one interaction with other students
  • Learning how to harvest, prune, sow, and till
  • A fun outdoor experience
  • Playing in the greenhouse
  • A free t-shirt

Of your 30 co-curricular hours each semester you can now cut 1/3 out by learning about sustainability, natural science, environment, health, and how we grow food.  Co-curricular will be provided for undergraduates.

Two Part co-curricular activities.  One hour of lecture (sustainability, organics, health, practical, nature, etc.), training and tour, and nine hours of field work.  For those who attended the seminar in prior semesters are able to skip the lecture and gain more field experience.  Please sign up via below.

The Andrews Student Gardens is both on and off campus and grows 4 acres of peaches, 3 acres of apples, 10+ acres of begetables and flowers (including over 50 varieties), an acre of berries, and 80 acres of juice grapes.

Lectures are on September 05, 19, October 03, and 24.

To sign up please visit: http://augardens.com/volunteer/ 

 

Compass Collegiate Sabbath School

If you are interested in studying the Bible during Sabbath School on Sabbath morning together with fellow students from all over campus, this is the place for you. We begin by singing and transition then to the Scriptures. All semester long, we meet every Sabbath from 10:30-11:30am in the Religion and Biblical Languages Department of Buller Hall.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Visual Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

You are invited to attend the Annual Visual Art & Design Faculty Exhibition. The Exhibition opens on Tuesday, September 2 with a reception from 6-8PM. The location is in the Art & Design Gallery in Smith Hall. Blue Gallery signs are over the exterior doorways. The Art Faculty will be present. Refreshments will be served. Co-curricular credit will be given.

2014-15 Parking Permits Available Now

The Office of Campus Safety now has parking permits for the 2014-2015 school available.  All Andrews University parking permits display an expiration date on the face of the decal.  If your current decal is set to expire on August 31, 2014, please visit the Office of Campus Safety with the required documentation (proof of current sate registration, proof of current insurance, and valid driver’s license) to obtain a new decal.  You may also begin the registration process online at www.andrews.edu/safety.

Monday, August 25, 2014

PIoneer Memorial Church Service Aug. 30

Pioneer Memorial Church
on the campus of Andrews University
8655 University Blvd.
Berrien Springs, MI

Sabbath Speaker: Dwight K. Nelson
Sermon: “Galaxy Three: Why What Is Happening a Billion Light Years Away Right Now Matters to You”

Church Service:  9 am & 11:45 am
Sabbath School: 10:30 am

Doctoral Defense

September 3, 2014, 2:30 p.m., DOCTORAL DEFENSE, Seminary Hall N211

James Mutua will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD degree in the area of Old Testament Studies.  Mutua's dissertation title is, "The Spirit of the Lord and Obedience to God's Law: An Exegetical, Intertextual, and Theological Study of Ezekiel 36:27". Those wishing to attend must make their request at #6002 no later than August 27.  Due to limited seating, reservations are required

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lamson Health Club Sale

10% off  2 semester & 3 semester memberships through September 14.  A membership includes use of gym equipment, sauna, jacuzzi, and aerobics classes.   AU students will be able to charge their memberships to their student accounts during sale time only!  Call 471-3449 for more information.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Andrews University Symphony Orchestra Tryouts

Tryout this Monday August 25, 2014 for the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra (AUSO).  A sign-up sheet will be posted on the door of room 206 in Hamel Hall.  Refer to attachment for further information.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

2014 - 2015 Dining Services Hours

Beginning Monday August 25, Dining Services will resume its normal semester hours.  For more information visit our webpage http://www.andrews.edu/services/dining/

Pick up your Fall Kick Off Party Tickets

Purchase your tickets this Sunday for the FALL KICK OFF PARTY!

Sponsored by AUSA

 

Tickets can be purchased at 5:00 pm in the Dining Services lobby; 1 ticket per meal plan, unlimited tickets per cafe account.  Haystacks will be served on the playing fields at 5:30 pm.

The Terrace Cafe will be closed for Supper during the time.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

AICER Presents Dr. Christon Arthur

The Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) is inviting faculty, students and interested individuals to attend a presentation on September 02, 2013, at 5:30 pm.

Presenter:  Dr. Christon Arthur, Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research; Associate Provost, Faculty Development, Andrews University

Ways of Knowing: Using Research to Inform Theory & Practice  

Humans are constantly making decisions. The quality of our life is inextricably linked to the decisions that we make. It goes without saying that the best decisions are usually Informed-decisions - decisions that are knowledge-based. But, how do we acquire that knowledge? How do we “come to know?” It is true that epistemology is concerned with what knowledge is most important; but how do we acquire or “come to know?” Is empiricism at odds with revelation? Can one know that which is not “testable” or “observable?” Is there such a thing as “objective reality?”

Venue:  Bell Hall, Room 013

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

Gymnics Tryouts

Tryouts for the Andrews University Gymnics begin Monday, August 25 at 8PM.  All are welcome.

 

Infinite Gymnastics Fall Sessions

Infinite Gymnastics classes begin on September 8th.  For more information you can visit the Infinite webpage.  Staff and students receive a 10% discount.  To register fill out our online application. See you soon.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CYB Group Personal Training

Come, CHANGE YOUR BODY! Anna Piskozub’s dynamic group personal training starts a new session on Tuesday, September 2, at 6pm, at Lamson Health Club. This unique program will help you shed fat, build muscle, and slim your midsection in no time. Your workout routines are personalized for you by an experienced trainer targeting your individual needs. Though each workout will be unique to you, you are guaranteed to experience dynamic warms-ups, core training and strength training that will improve your overall conditioning. In the next three months you will improve your balance, build a strong core and increase your flexibility. Class times are Sunday at 9am, Tuesday at 6pm and Thursday 6pm. Note: AU employees will be reimbursed up to 50% for the cost of the program. If you are interest in joining, please call the Lamson Health Club at 471-3449 or e-mail Anna at anna@changingyourbody.com

Mission Trip to Honduras

MISSION TRIP TO HONDURAS – Christmas Break (Dec. 12-22)

Join the youth mission team! December 12 - 22 a team of youth missions volunteers will be going to the REACH orphanage in Honduras to conduct a special day camp ministry for about 150 children. There is still some room on the team if if you are a young person (or young at heart!) interested in service and missions. The application deadline is September 5. Please contact  Glenn Russell (glenn@andrews.edu) right away for more information since airline ticket deadlines are just a few weeks away. Sponsored by Pioneer Memorial Church -  Youth Missions. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

PIoneer Memorial Church Service Aug. 23

Pioneer Memorial Church
on the campus of Andrews University
8655 University Blvd.
Berrien Springs, MI

Sabbath Speaker: Dwight K. Nelson
Sermon: “With All Your Heart, Soul and Mind: Dead Rabbits Aren’t Worth Dying For”

Church Service:  9 am & 11:45 am
Sabbath School: 10:30 am

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dining Services Table Tents

Once again this year, Dining Services will be reserving slots in their table tents for those who are looking to use inserts for campus announcements and events.  Please let us know ahead of time, as spaces are limited.

 

For reservations or questions please email us at ds@andrews.edu.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Dining Services Hours

The following announcements are regarding upcoming changes to Dining Services business hours.

Due to the Fall Fellowship activities, the Terrace Cafe will be closed this Sabbath, August 16th. However, the Gazebo will be open from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. http://bit.ly/1ewlDLL

 

Beginning August 17th, Dining Services hours are as follows:

Terrace Cafe

Monday - Friday: 7:00 am to 10:00 am,  11:00 am to 2:30 pm,  5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Sabbath:  12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Sunday:  10:30 am to 2:00 pm,  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gazebo

Monday - Thursday:  8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Friday:  8:00 am to one hour before sundown

Sabbath:  6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Sunday:  11:00 am to 9:00 pm

 

Keep up to date with any changes on our website!  http://bit.ly/1ewlDLL

Bookstore Blow-out sale

AU Bookstore is having a storewide Blow-out Sale, 25% off ALL clothing and gifts.

Come in and take advantage of this great savings, while supplies last.

Bookstore hours

AU Bookstore will return to regular business hours on August 18th. Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm, and Friday, 9am-1pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

The Bookstore will be open the following two Sundays, August 17th and August 24th, 9am-2pm.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Office of Graduate Enrollment

The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management will be closed to the public on Thursday, August 14, 2014. We will resume office hours on Friday, August 15, 2014.

For more information contact Monica Wringer at wringerm@andrews.edu

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Reminder: Faculty Mentors Needed

Dear Faculty,

From August 17-23 the Student Life office will be coordinating New Student Orientation week.

Our goal is to help students adjust to their new environment by placing them into Mentoring Groups. These groups are under the leadership of current students who serve as New Student Mentors.

We are seeking twenty faculty members who would serve as a Faculty Coaches for these groups.

Here is what that 4 1/2 hour commitment would entail.

1.     Meet on Wednesday, August 20, from 7:30-9 p.m., with the Mentoring Group.  The New Student Mentors will facilitate activities that help you get acquainted with the new students in your group.  There will also be time set aside for new students to ask you questions about how to succeed in the classroom.

2.     Meet three times throughout the first semester (Sept. 23, Oct. 28 and Nov. 18.) during the Tuesday co-curricular period, 11:30 am - 12:20 p.m.  These will be “check-in points” with our new students.  Again, the New Student Mentors will run the program.  Your role will simply be to come alongside and show a helpful interest in students’ experience and progress during their first semester.

Thank you for considering this important role during the first semester.  Our new students appreciate the support and interaction these Mentoring Groups provide, and we believe they make a real difference in student retention.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Faculty Coach, please contact the Student Activities Office  by email at cnelson@andrews.edu  by Friday, August 8th.

Thank you so much for your time and God bless!


Chelsea Nelson
Asst. Director of Student Activities and Athletics
Andrews University
269-471-3615
cnelson@andrews.edu

 

COMM454:Communicating Forgiveness

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Physical Therapy Open House

Physical Therapy department new anatomy lab open house/dedication

Wednesday August 13th  1230pm

 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Faculty Mentors Needed

Dear Faculty,

From August 17-23 the Student Life office will be coordinating New Student Orientation week.

Our goal is to help students adjust to their new environment by placing them into Mentoring Groups. These groups are under the leadership of current students who serve as New Student Mentors.

We are seeking twenty faculty members who would serve as a Faculty Coaches for these groups.

Here is what that 4 ½ hour commitment would entail.

1.     Meet on Wednesday, August 20, from 7:30-9 p.m., with the Mentoring Group.  The New Student Mentors will facilitate activities that help you get acquainted with the new students in your group.  There will also be time set aside for new students to ask you questions about how to succeed in the classroom.

2.     Meet three times throughout the first semester (Sept. 23, Oct. 28 and Nov. 18.) during the Tuesday co-curricular period, 11:30 am - 12:20 p.m.  These will be “check-in points” with our new students.  Again, the New Student Mentors will run the program.  Your role will simply be to come alongside and show a helpful interest in students’ experience and progress during their first semester.

Thank you for considering this important role during the first semester.  Our new students appreciate the support and interaction these Mentoring Groups provide, and we believe they make a real difference in student retention.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Faculty Coach, please contact the Student Activities Office  by email at cnelson@andrews.edu  by Friday, August 8th.

Thank you so much for your time and God bless!


Chelsea Nelson
Asst. Director of Student Activities and Athletics
Andrews University
269-471-3615
cnelson@andrews.edu

New Student Ice Cream Social

New Student/Parent Ice Cream Connection Event. On Sunday evening, August 17, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. we will be hosting a Campus Services and Academic Departments Ice Cream Feed Fair in front of the Campus Center. Our goal is to have you available to meet parents before they leave on Monday noon. We invite you to sponsor a booth at this festive event where there will be ample opportunity to talk with new students and parents about their needs and how your departments can help.
The office of Student Life will supply the ice cream and bowls, and we ask each department to supply a unique topping (approximately 50 servings) to smother the ice cream with! We are looking for different toppings anywhere from hot fudge to mangos!  When your department decides which topping you want to contribute, please click on the link below. This will take you to a google document. Once there, please list your department and topping. You may either use the list provided or come up with one on your own. If you choose one from the list please delete the topping you have chosen from the list. It will automatically save once you type in your response. For questions please call extension: 3615.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1532GWsEEjehvUpsPUYFhtksoyleHy8Bd2OcD5l2sO-k/edit?usp=sharing

Both of these are great opportunities to introduce yourselves and your departments to new students.
We hope to hear from you soon!

Lamson Health Club Sale

10% off of 2 semester & 3 semester memberships from August 3 to September 14.  A membership includes use of gym equipment, sauna, jacuzzi, and aerobics classes.   AU students will be able to charge their memberships to their student accounts during sale time only!  Call 471-3449 for more information.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dining Services Summer Hours

Beginning August 2nd,  Dining Services will resume its regular summer hours which are as follows:

Terrace Cafe

Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Sabbath:  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Sunday:  CLOSED

Gazebo

Monday - Friday:  8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sabbath:  CLOSED

Sunday:  12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bookstore Hours on Graduation Sunday

The Bookstore will be open this Sunday for Graduation, from 11:00am-3:00pm.

Surplus Shelving and Work Surfaces Available

Monday, August 4, there will be a considerable amount of shelving, base, and countertop pieces, with a medium oak finish, available to departments only.  On Tuesday, August 5, whatever is left will be available for individual use.  It will be located in the Griggs parking lot, on the north side of Griggs.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Departmental Information for Student Packets

This coming August, Andrews University will be welcoming over 500 first-time students to our campus. Therefore, we are excited to extend a promotional opportunity for you to introduce your services during our Orientation Week.
This can be done through several methods.  You may:
·        Submit a promotional flyer to be included in our New Student Packet
·        Submit coupons or special offers to be included in our New Student Packet
·        Donate a promotional item or gift certificate to be given away during Orientation Week
If you would like to include a promotional piece for our newcomers, please send 500 copies and any give-away items to the address below by Friday noon, August 8th, and we would be happy to include them. 

Please direct your pieces to:


Student Life
8525 University Blvd.
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI  49104-0300

If you have any questions feel free to contact our Student Life Office, by calling 471-3215 or e-mailing at cnelson@andrews.edu.
 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Students: Take Summer Course Surveys

It is once again time for students to rate their courses through course surveys.  Course surveys provide the opportunity to give important (and anonymous) feedback to instructors on the effectiveness of the course.

Most courses will be surveyed electronically through our automated system, Class Climate.  Email invitations for each course survey will be sent Sunday morning, July 29.  If the survey is not taken, reminders will be sent automatically every three days until August 8.  A Certificate of Completion will be generated after each survey is submitted.  This may be saved or emailed, and used as proof of completion if the instructor offers any type of incentive.

Thank you in advance for your participation.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at ext. 3308 (assessment@andrews.edu)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Thank You! From Dr. Williams-Smith

Friday, July 25, 2014

Dining Services Hours

Please remember to view our NEW hours on our website, as the hours have changed for this coming week -- July 27 to August 1.

http://bit.ly/1rin7So

Leadership Conference Free Program

The Saturday evening (7:00pm to 9:00pm) and Sunday (9:00am to 5:00pm) portion of the Leadership Conference is sponsored by the Christian Leadership Center of Andrews University featuring Dr. Gordon MacDonald free to all. No registration is required for this portion of the conference.

 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FREE TRAINING on workplace violence

When -----August 6, 2014 from 8:00am-12:00 noon

Where----Century Center, downtown, South Bend, Indiana

Lt. Col. Dave Grossmen will discuss school and workplace shootings.

This event is free to the public but you must register in advance by calling 574-235-9610.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

AICER Presents Dr. Isadore Newman

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) presents: 

Dr. Isadore Newman,  Visiting Scholar, College of Education, Florida International University Adjunct Professor, and Professor Emeritus, The  Akron University, on Wednesday July 30, at 11:30 am.

Topic:  Considering the Purpose of Research When Identifying Quantitative and Qualitative Commonalities

A review of the methodological literature describing mixed-methods, quantitative and qualitative research paradigms suggest that though many have rejected the so-called paradigm wars there remains much focus on what is different about each research tradition. This presentation offers a conceptual discussion of a series of qualitative and quantitative research endeavors that share common underpinnings and purpose.  Dr. Newman will demonstrate several commonalities between approaches with the hope of encouraging readers to allow research questions to guide methodological choices and avoid overemphasizing division between research paradigms.  

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

"Born Yesterday" Book Signing

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

AICER Presents Dr. Ostrander

The Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) is inviting faculty and students to attend a presentation on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 12:00 noon. 

Presenter:  Dr. Raymond Ostrander, Professor of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum, Andrews University

How to Write a Theoretical Framework  

Whether you are writing a thesis dissertation, or an article, the ability to craft a cogent and coherent theoretical framework is crucial to the process. Dr. Ostrander will present a practical, four-step process for writing a theoretical framework. These four steps include (1) Looking at the larger theoretical base of your study topic, (2) presenting a brief  historical overview of theoretical thinking related to your topic, (3) describing the current context of theoretical thinking, and (4) presenting a series of logic statements specific to your study that identify the variables your study addresses.

Venue:  Bell Hall Room 13

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

Graduate Seminar: COMM590 Gender, Race, Class

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dining Services Hours

Please take note the Gazebo will be closed this Sunday, July 27th for the day.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

RE:Focus-Youth & Young Adult Ministry Symposium

On August 19, 2014, the Center for Youth Evangelism is hosting RE:Focus, the 2014 Church of Refuge Summit in conjunction with the E.L. Minchin 180 Symposium. This event will feature presenters and panelists from all over the United States and Europe. Participants include pastors and youth leaders from divisions around the world. Lunch and dinner will be provided. Registration is free. For more information, visit http://www.cye.org/180/Summit 

RSVP at https://www.formstack.com/forms/cye-intlcorsummit

PMC Sabbath sundown vespers

Come join us for Sabbath sundown vespers at the PMC Youth Chapel, July 19, 7:30pm for the video:  A Vision that almost cost  Ellen G. White Her Life by Alan Lyndsay. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

2014 Leadership Conference

The 2014 Andrews University Leadership Conference will be held from July 26-28, 2014. The theme of this year's conference is "Growing a Legacy," and Marshall Goldsmith and Gordon MacDonald will be keynote speakers.

For more information, visit www.andrews.edu/go/leadconference

Andrews Volunteers Needed

Graduation Weekend, Aug 1-3 — Volunteers needed (in addition to the Dean’s Office support the work of the Registrar) —
Hosts/Greeters for Sabbath overflow at PMC Youth Chapel and Howard Performing Arts Center – 11:45 service
Hosts/Greeters for Sabbath Vespers, PMC, 8 pm
Hosts/Greeters for President’s Reception following Vespers – approx. 9 pm
Hosts/Greeters for Commencement overflow at PMC Youth Chapel and Seminary Chapel – 8:30 am

Andrews University Pathfinder Day, Sunday, August 10 – volunteers needed for registration, serving meals, crowd control -
For those willing to give their time there will be a short orientation meeting required for specific assignments and details

Berrien County Youth Fair, August 11-18 – Hosts/Greeters at the Andrews booth. Volunteers receive a day pass to the fair!

Also coming up at the end of August is the campus United Way Campaign — think about how you may be involved there also!

It would be of great help to us is you could please circulate this request for volunteers among your office mates, friends, family, Andrews alumni, your department, and sign up with a few friends!  It’s always more fun to work together!

Thank you so much for your volunteer spirit and providing a warm Andrews welcome at these varied events.  We couldn’t do it without you!

For more information or to sign up, contact Rebecca May.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Student Gardens Summer Job Posting

Are you interested in a summer job?   Click here for more detail.

Volunteer at the Howard Center

The Howard Performing Arts Center is looking for friendly people who appreciate different kinds of music to join the volunteer usher team. Volunteer duties include handing out programs, greeting patrons, taking tickets, and helping patrons find seats at concerts August-May. To apply, or for more information, please email hpac@andrews.edu or call 269-471-3560.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Bonfire Vespers

BONFIRE VESPERS

Summer Worship 2.0 FINALE

Games+Corn Roast & Worship

 

July 25 5pm-9pm

Beaver Point

All are welcome

Monday, July 7, 2014

New Life Fellowship Summer Services

New Life will be holding one church service a month from May-July. The regular schedule will resume in the fall semester.  Please join us this Sabbath, July 12, 2014 for the last of our next summer services. 

We will be meeting in the Seminary Chapel and service starts at 11:45 a.m.

We look forward to worshipping with you. 

 

Follow us on twitter for updates: @NewLifeSDAFello

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July 4 Hours for Dining Services

The Terrace Cafe, Gazebo, and Dining Services Office will be closed  this Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. 

We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Have a safe + fun holiday!

2014 TAUS Retreat

Tanzanian Adventists In United States (TAUS)
presentsTHE 2014 TAUS RETREAT.

The Tanzanian Adventists in United States national leadership is kindly inviting all people to their Annual Retreat scheduled to take place on the campus of Andrews University July 2-6, 2014.

Main Speaker: Elder Geoffrey G. Mbwana, General Vice President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

When: July 2-6, 2014 (Wednesday-Sunday).
Where: Chan Shun Hall (Wednesday-Friday)
Howard Performing Arts Center (Sabbath).

Theme: SAVED TO SERVE

*** Sabbath evening: Special music concert by talented singers from choirs and singing groups from around the Michiana area.

Come One Come All

Tuesday, July 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)

AICER Presents Dr. Burnett

The Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) is inviting faculty and students to attend a presentation on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 12:00 noon. 

Presenter: Dr. Harvey Burnett, AssistantProfessor of Psychology, Andrews University

Understanding the Relationship of Trauma, Substance Use, and Resilience among a Religiously Affiliated University Students

This study examined patterns of association between substance use, trauma, and resilience at a conservative church-affiliated university.  The authors used resilience data (N = 278) from a Health Risk and Protective Factors Study that was conducted during the 2012 spring semester.  Research team included Dr. Harvey Burnett, Dr. Duane McBride, Kristen Witzel and graduate student Kylah Allers.

Venue:  Bell Hall Room 13

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

AICER Presents Dr. Matthews

The Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) is inviting faculty and students to attend a presentation on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 12:00 noon. 

Presenter:  Dr. John Matthews, Professor of Educational Administration and Religious Education

Does Religion Manipulate the Minds of Children? A Rejoinder to the Critics

Christians have been accused of manipulating the minds of their children by controlling what they experience. From an extreme secular perspective—secular meaning of the present age (culture)—theapproach of Christians in raising their children is regarded as indoctrination akin to brainwashing. This presentation examines whether or not it is acceptable for Christians to raise their children as Christians.

Venue:  Bell Hall, Room 013

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

Re:Focus 2014 International COR Summit.

Held on August 19, the focus of the summit will be "Church of Refuge: Supporting Local Young Adult Ministry."

AICER Brown Bag Symposia

AICER BROWN BAG SYMPOSIA

During the month of July, the Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) will host  three webinars from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm.  Students and Faculty are invited.

 

Dr. John Matthews, Professor of Educational Administration and Religious Education

Does Religion Manipulate the Minds of Children? A Rejoinder to the Critics
Christians have been accused of manipulating the minds of their children by controlling what they experience. From an extreme secular perspective—secular meaning of the present age (culture)—the approach of Christians in raising their children is regarded as indoctrination akin to brainwashing. This presentation examines whether or not it is acceptable for Christians to raise their children as Christ           Bell Hall, Friday July 11, 12:00 noon

 

Dr. Harvey Burnett,  Assistant Professor of Psychology, Andrews University

Understanding the Relationship of Trauma, Substance Use, and Resilience among a Religiously Affiliated University Students                                                                                                                                   This study examined patterns of association between substance use, trauma, and resilience at a conservative church-affiliated university.  The authors used resilience data (N = 278) from a Health Risk and Protective Factors Study that was conducted during the 2012 spring semester.  Research team included Dr. Harvey Burnett, Dr. Duane McBride, Kristen Witzel and graduate student Kylah Allers.             Bell Hall, Monday July 14, 12:00 noon

 

Dr. Raymond Ostrander, Professor of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum, Andrews University

How to Write a Theoretical Framework                                                                                                             Whether you are writing a thesis dissertation, or an article, the ability to craft a cogent and coherent theoretical framework is crucial to the process. Dr. Ostrander will present a practical, four-step process for writing a theoretical framework. These four steps include (1) Looking at the larger theoretical base of your study topic, (2) presenting a brief  historical overview of theoretical thinking related to your topic, (3) describing the current context of theoretical thinking, and (4) presenting a series of logic statements specific to your study that identify the variables your study addresses.                                                               Bell Hall, Wednesday July 30, 12:00 noon

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

 

 

Department of Physical Therapy Class of 2014 Research Poster Presentations

Date:  Friday, August 1, 2014

Time:  9:00 am to 11:30 am

Location:  Andrews University Physical Therapy Building

                8515 East Campus Circle Drive

The Class of 2014 Doctor of Physical Therapy scholars will present their original research posters on various physical therapy related topics.  Everyone is welcome to attend this open house event between 9:00 am to 11:30 am.  This will be a beneficial educational experience for faculty, clinicians and students.  Please show your support of our student scholars by attending this function.  Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, June 30, 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?

July 7-August 1, 2014.  The TESOL Certificate Program is an intensive workshop covering the basic
language concepts and methods of teaching English to speakers
of other languages.  


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)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Lamson Health Club Closed for 4th of July weekend

Lamson Health Club will be closed on Friday and Sunday, July 4 & 6, for the holiday weekend.

STUDENTS: Take Course Surveys

It is once again time for students to rate their courses through course surveys.  Course surveys provide the opportunity to give important (and anonymous) feedback to instructors on the effectiveness of the course.

Most courses will be surveyed electronically through our automated system, Class Climate.  Email invitations for each course survey will be sent Sunday morning, June 29.  If the survey is not taken, reminders will be sent automatically every three days until July 13.  A Certificate of Completion will be generated after each survey is submitted.  This may be saved or emailed, and used as proof of completion if the instructor offers any type of incentive. 

Thank you in advance for your participation.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at ext. 3308 (assessment@andrews.edu)

GC Vice President Presents at Andrews

Geoffrey G. Mbwana, general vice president of the General Conference, will be presenting July 2-6 in Chan Shun Hall and the Howard Center for the 2014 Tanzanian Adventists in the United States Retreat. Click the attachment below for details.

Attachments

Academic Records Closed Monday

The Office of Academic Records will be closed on Monday, June 30. Students who wish to change their classes from credit to audit or to withdraw from Summer Term 2 classes may bring their signed registration forms to the front counter on Tuesday, July 1 for processing.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Doctoral Defense: Charity Garcia

Doctoral Defense, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Charity H. Garcia will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Charity H. Garcia’s dissertation title is, “Toward Christian-Identity Response Theory: Exploring Identity, Spirituality, and Response to Adversity among African American Males Placed At-risk.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub,by calling 471-3109.

Pathfinder Leadership seminars

 Summer seminars offered at PMC

Master Guide - Youth Chapel
Leadership  June 28, 5:15 - 7:15pm
    Communications July 5, 5 - 7 pm
    Resources July 12, 5-7 pm
    Child & Youth Evangelism July 19, 5-7pm
    Christian Storytelling & Fundamental Beliefs July 26, 5-7pm

PLA  July 13, Camping, 8:30 - 11am

PIA July 5,  Using Your Influence 2:30 - 3:45pm
      Preparing Your Presentation 4:00 - 5:15pm
 

Doctoral Defense: Denise Shaver

Dissertation Defense, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Denise J. Shaver will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Curriculum & Instruction. Denise J. Shaver’s dissertation title is, “The Impact of Accreditation on the Teacher Education Curriculums at Two Historically Black Colleges from 1920-1940.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub,by calling 471-3109.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

AICER Symposium - Monica Desir

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) is inviting students and faculty to attend a mock pre-defense entitled, “Curriculum-Related Trends  in K-12 Adventist Education in the North American Division: An Inductive Analysis of the Profile Surveys—1987- 2007."

Presenter:  Monica Desir, Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Student, Andrews University

Ms. Desir’s study is based on 20 years of curriculum research and examines trends related to curriculum guides, textbooks, technology, and other system-wide issues. Such issues include teacher perceptions of the Journey to Excellence (J2E) initiative—an overarching framework designed to guide the course of Adventist education, and to address prominent teacher concerns such as spirituality in schools, instruction-related concerns, and professional development.

Venue: Bell Hall, Room 13,  June 30,  2012 at 12:00 noon

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

Monday, June 23, 2014

Gazebo Closed Saturday Nights

Dear Resident Hall Students, 

Due to the low number of customers who use the Gazebo on Sabbath evenings, they will now be closing for Sabbath supper.  However, they will be providing a small number of box suppers to each residence hall for those in need of a meal. These will be at no cost and will be given on a first-come first-serve basis.

If you are on a meal plan a box supper will be set aside for you until 7 PM tomorrow evening. If you choose to eat somewhere else and do not come to pick it up by that time, we will make it available to others who would like it.

Thank you for your understanding of this change. Feel free to speak with a dean if you have any questions or concerns.

David Iwasa
Director of University Towers
Director of Conventions and Guest Services
Andrews University
8400 W Campus Circle Drive
Berrien Springs, MI 49104
Office 269-471-3663
Fax 269-471-6659
www.andrews.edu/services/convention

Friday, June 20, 2014

Student Life Office Closed Friday, June 27

The Student Life office will be closed Friday, June 27, due to custodial work. International Student Services staff will still be available on June 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., via their Campus Center lobby doors.

Normal Student Life office hours will resume Monday, June 30.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Doctoral Defense

Dissertation Defense, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 12:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in Buller Hall, Room #149. Appiah Kwarteng will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Appiah Kwarteng’s dissertation title is, "Perceptions of Seventh-day Adventist Church Elders in Ghana and the United States on Servant Leadership and Culture." Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

Doctoral Defense

Doctoral Defense, Monday, June 23, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Buller Hall, Room #149, Samuel Adaboh will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Curriculum & Instruction. Samuel Adaboh’s dissertation title is, “An Evaluation of the Bachelor's Degree in Accounting Program in A Ghanaian Private University.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109

Friday, June 13, 2014

Doctoral Defense

Doctoral Defense, Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. James Wu will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. James Wu’s dissertation title is, “Collaborative Leadership Roles in the Implementation of Adventist Health Lifestyle: A Case Study of the Chinese Union Mission.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

HR Closed Today

HR will be closed today for meetings. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will be open regular hours Friday morning. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

AICER Symposium on Teacher Education Curriculum at Two Black Colleges

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) is inviting students and faculty to attend  a presentation entitled, “The Impact of Accreditation on the Teacher Education Curriculums at Two Historically Black Colleges from 1920-1940."

Presenter:  Denise Shaver, Seminary Assessment Coordinator, Andrews University Institutional Effectiveness

In this presentation, Ms. Shaver will argue that historically teachers served a pivotal role in the African American community. Since the education program from which teachers emerge influences their social, political, and economic outlook, it is important to understand some of the internal and external impetus for curricula changes in the teacher education programs during the accreditation process at historically black colleges.

Venue:  Bell Hall, Room 13.   June 18, 2012 at 12:00 noon

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

Doctoral Defense

Doctoral Defense, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in Buller Hall, Room #149. Lisa Margerum will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Lisa Margerum’s dissertation title is, “Late Completers: How and Why Non-Traditional Graduate Students Who Exceed Program Timelines of 10 Years Ultimately Complete the Doctoral Process.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

Doctoral Defense

Doctoral Defense, Monday, June 23, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Buller Hall Room #108. Amy Cramer will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Educational Psychology. Amy Cramer’s dissertation title is, “Attitudes and Efficacy Beliefs of Preservice Teachers Toward Inclusion of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

CYB Group Training

CHANGE YOUR BODY GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING starts a new session on Tuesday,June 17, at 6pm, 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. The class meets two times a week (Tuesday, 6pm-7:30pm and Thursday 6pm-7:30pm) for four weeks for a total of 12 hours of training. AU employees will be reimbursed up to 50% for the cost of the program. If you are interested in joining, please e-mail Anna at anna@changingyourbody.com

AICER Symposium on Literacy and Parental Involvment

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) invites you to attend an interview on "Literacy and Parental Involvement," conducted by Ms. Allyson Blandin, AU Educational Psychology Graduate Student, with Dr. Audrey Henry, Director of Academy and Faculty Support and Program Professor in Reading at Nova Southeastern University, Abraham S. Fischler School of Education. 

This interview will focus on Literacy and Parental Involvement as a vehicle for enhancing literacy skills. The discussion will provide strategies that can be practically applied by teachers, principals, students and parents.

Date:  June 20, 2014, 12:00 noon

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.

FIFA World Cup 2014

We will be showing the FIFA World Cup in the campus center beginning this Thursday at 4pm. We will be using both the Rec Center located in the basement of the campus center as well as the campus center lobby to show games throughout the entire series. Game times will be listed in the Rec Center, Student Life, International Student Services and the agenda. To view additional games please speak with someone in either Student Life or International Student Services. 

 

 

Volunteers for Andrews University Pathfinder Day

Approximately 1,000 Pathfinders will attend the first-ever Andrews University Pathfinder Day on Sunday, August 10, on their way to Oshkosh Camporee. If you would like to serve as a volunteer for this on-campus event, we’re looking for greeters, registration staff, pancake flippers, picnic servers and other assignments to help the day go smoothly and give them a warm Andrews welcome. Both full- and half-day assignments available. One volunteer orientation session prior to the event is required of all volunteers. If this is your calling, please contact Rebecca May at rmay@andrews.edu or 269-471-3345. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

PMC Sabbath evening vespers

Messiah's Mansion

Youth Chapel

June 14, 7:30 pm

Come join us at vespers for a special video on the sanctuary.  This program will be of interest to all ages.

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