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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. 

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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

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.

Doctoral Defense

Monday, March 10, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Eddy Wayne Witzel will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Eddy Witzel’s dissertation title is, “Wheel of Innovation: How Leaders' Attitudes and Behaviors Drive Disruptive Technology in the US Navy.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.
 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Children's Leadership Conference

Announcing the second annual Lake Union wide Children's Leadership Conference on the campus of Andrews University from March 28-30.  If you or someone you know loves teaching kids about Jesus and need ideas, inspiration or encouragement, then this event is for you! Come learn and grow from the best trainers in Adventism, including Richard Aguilera, Miss Brenda, and Phyllis Washington.  Full Adventurer Basic Staff Training and Hispanic Workshop Tracks (Basic and Advanced) will be available.  Other workshops include Kids' Health Expo, Creative Prayer Ministry, Children's Ministries basics, and much, much more.  Several of the workshops will be great for kids who would like to learn more about ministry.  This is a training event you can't afford to miss!

Registration costs:

$89 per person ($59 per student) if you register by February 28.  All registration payments are non-refundable and include 4 meals.

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

For questions call: 269-471-8357 or email: cyechildren@icloud.com

Revive Vespers with Dan Augsburger

Join us for the PART II of our exciting spiritual adventure with Dan Augsburger, who is presenting a series entitled "LIKE JESUS". 

This presentation, which is taking place on Friday, March 7 @ 7:30 pm (this time at Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun) is entitled "Be Like Jesus: Wearing the Yoke" (What it means to take up Christ's yoke).

These series are LIFE CHANGING! Daniel Augsburger is a renowned International speaker with focus on prayer and personal revival. You dont want to miss this one! Bring your family and friends!

For more info on Revive events go to www.reviveonline.org

co-curricular credit available each Friday.

 

Helping Students in Distress: A Workshop for Faculty and Staff

Dear AU Faculty or Staff Member,

Remember to reserve your space for our upcoming workshop this Friday, March 7, from 10:30am-12:30pm at Chan Shun Hall’s Whirlpool Conference Room. The topic is “Strengthening God's Circle of Love on Andrews Campus: Identifying & Helping Students who are Challenged, Broken or Lost.”  The presenter is Dr. Joy Alexander, Associate Professor of Counseling at Indiana University South Bend.

We are welcoming all AU faculty or staff members, but will give priority to current Extended Support Network members. Reserve your space as soon as possible by contacting Dr. Luis G. Cruz-Ortega at cluis@andrews.edu 

Presenter’s Bio:
Dr. Joy Alexander received her doctorate from Andrews University and is a licensed psychologist. She is currently an Associate Professor of Counseling at Indiana University South Bend. Having spent over twenty years on university campuses, Dr. Alexander has had the opportunity to assist many first generation college students, with the array of challenges they offer. Dr. Alexander has also facilitated workshops to church and school communities on issues pertaining to young adults in the college environment, academic difficulties, including sexual orientation, substance use, mental health, developmental tasks, and the interfacing of faith and life. Dr. Alexander has also taught in Canada, the Caribbean, and in South Korea.

About the Extended Support Network (ESN):
The ESN is a formal support system comprised of selected faculty and staff volunteers, serving as first responders, and committed to enhancing the caring, safe and supportive environment for Andrews University students where they can process their thoughts, explore, and share their concerns or challenges.
http://www.andrews.edu/services/ctcenter/prevention/esn.html

Sponsored by:
Counseling and Testing Center
Andrews University
Bell Hall, Suite 123
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0130

New Life Fellowship Social

New Life Fellowship is having a social on March 8, 2014 from 8-11:30. There will be food, games, and fellowship. Come and join us at Johnson Gym. Hope to see you there. 

Ellen White Issues Symposium

Join us as we break new ground in understanding Ellen White and issues relating to her life, ministry, and prophetic gift. All are invited to attend free. Speakers this year include Mike Oxentenko, Ron du Preez, David Williams, Tim Poirier, Stan Hickerson, Jerry Moon, and Denis Fortin. Monday, March 24, 2014, from 9am - 5 pm, in the Seminary Chapel. Please visit the event web page for more information.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Religion and Healthcare in America

Reflection Lunchtime Forum presents....

And You Took Me In:  Religion and Healthcare in America

by Darius Jankiewicz, PhD

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

12:25 PM - 1:20 PM, Whirlpool Room at Chan Shun Hall (building next to the Seminary)

FREE PIZZA for participants.  Must RSVP by Tuesday, March 4, 2014

rimoni@andrews.edu

Michigan Adventist Elementary Instrumental Music Fest

CONCERT: Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center

The Michigan SDA Conference and the Andrews University Department of Music will host the fourth annual MI SDA Elementary Instrumental Music Festival in the Howard Center on March 5.  Six Michigan SDA schools are participating with 136 students in the Band, directed by Alan Mitchell from AU and Michelle Stark from BCA, and 28 students in the String Ensemble, directed by Hector Flores from AAA. The Music Festival is organized by Jose Cruz from the Village SDA School and the MI SDA Conference of Education.   Everyone is welcome to attend the concluding festival concert.  Free admission.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

PMC Sabbath evening vespers


Sabbath Sundown Vespers

March 1, PMC Youth Chapel, 6:00pm

This week's vespers will be presented by Dr. Mickey Kutzner, on the topic of astronomy.  You will not want to miss this program!

CTC Info Flyer

Pathfinder Leadership Training

Pathfinder Leadership Training at PMC

February 28, 7 - 8, PLA Development of Faith, Junior 1
                    8 - 9 PLA Discipline


March 1, 2:30 - 4:30, Master Guide,  Child and Youth Evangelism, Teen Loft
                4:30 - 6:30 Master Guide,  Leadership


March 1, 2:30 - 3:45, PLA Resource Materials, Junior 1
March 1, 3:45 - 5:30, PLA Current Issues, Junior 1

March 1, 2:30 -4:00pm, PIA Visual Aids, Nursery
March 1, 4:00 - 5:30pm, PIA Presenter Techniques

March 8, 2:30 - 5:30, Master Guide Adventist Heritage, Teen Loft

March 8, 2:30 - 5:30, PLA Personal Improvement, Junior 1

March 8, 2:30 - 4:00, PIA Training Methods that Work

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

AICER Symposium - Dr. Gregorutti -The Search for Wisdom

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER)  invites you to attend a presentation on Thursday, March 6, 2014  from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Title: The Emergence of the Fourth University Mission:  The Search for Wisdom  

Presenter: Dr. Gus  Gregorutti, Postgraduate Researcher, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut 

Dr. Gregorutti will present his experience in comparative higher education research and the emerging trend of focusing on values. The phenomenon has been called the “fourth mission in higher education.” He will map and outline this trend with the intent of systematizing general characteristics of it and as well as exploring the different ways universities apply, purposely or not, some  elements of this emerging mission.
 

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.

Study tour to Austria & the Czech Republic

Join the School of Business Administration on this exciting study tour (3 or 6 credits) to Austria and the Czech Republic, May 5 - June 1, 2014.  We'll visit Vienna, Salzburg, Bogenhofen, Cesky Krumlov, and Prague.  This tour is open to all majors.

The classes offered for this study tour are:

  • Intro to Global Business: Can be counted as BSAD365 Int’l Environment of Business or as a general elective (or pending advisor approval, may count as business Group A elective). 3 credits. Dr. Ben Maguad.
  • Cross-Cultural Business Communications: Can be counted as an elective or as a Group A elective with major advisor approval. 3 credits.  Dr. Carmelita Troy.

Cost:

Cost of 6 credits of tuition*
+ $130 (general school fees)
+ $950 (supplemental fee)

Payment covers airfare, dormitory/hotel, most meals, arranged excursions, corporate visits, and planned local transport.

*Only need 3 credits?
Cost of 3 credits of tuition
+ general school fees
+ $3,351

6 credit students are given priority over 3 credit students. Valid passport and laptop required.

Contact Laura Johnston at johnstol@andrews.edu, (269) 471-3627, for more information.

Electronic Archives

Do you  have electronic documents you need to send to the University Archives? We're excited to announce the availability of a dropbox where you can put electronic files for the Electronic Archives. The link is \\File4\3510$\dropbox. You can access your own files up until the Archivist removes them from the dropbox. After that you will need to contact her. Another option is to send documents to archives@andrews.edu, large files should go to the dropbox. Contact Alice Williams at alicew@andrews.edu or 3373 for more information.

Andrews Bookstore Winter Blowout Sale

The Andrews University Bookstore will have a “Winter Blow Out Sale”, the week before Spring break, March 10-14, 2014, watch for more details and great savings on our Clothing and more.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

AMA DVD Showing

Andrews Ministerial Association Presents a DVD showing of Oakwood University's 29th Annual Pastoral and Evangelism Council!

Guest Speaker: Dr. Henry Monroe Wright, Senior Pastor Community Praise center, Alexandria, Virginia

Title: "War Stories"

Topic: The Doctine of Ministry

Location: Buller Hall Newbold Auditorium

Date/Time: 7:30pm March 4th

Co-Curricular credit offered!

Nutrition Day Seminar

Adventist Forum March 8, 2014


The Role of Doubt
In Religious Identity Development
and Psychological Maturity

Presented by

Ron Coffen, Ph.D.
Professor of Counseling and School Psychology
Director, Andrews Community Counseling Center
Andrews University

and

Tiago Baltazar, EdS
School Psychologist
Berrien Regional Education Service Agency.

Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm
March 8, 2014

Chan Shun Hall
Andrews University


 

Dr. Coffen has provided a preview of their presentation:

Religious educators at the elementary, high school, and college levels are concerned with the religious identity development of their students. We will explore a theory of general identity development (based on Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development) and illustrate similar processes for religious identity development. We will analyze doubt as an essential factor for successful religious identity achievement. We hope to end with a discussion of potential educational interventions to create school environments that promote, rather than inhibit, religious identity development.

 

 

"Religious educators at the elementary, high school, and college levels are concerned with the religious identity development of their students. We will explore a theory of general identity development (based on Erik Erikson¹s theory of psychosocial development) and illustrate similar processes for religious identity development. We will analyze doubt as an essential factor for successful religious identity achievement. We
hope to end with a discussion of potential educational interventions to create school environments that promote, rather than inhibit, religious identity development."

Adventist Forum is open to the public.  All are welcome. 

For information, contact Art Robertson at robertsa2@earthlink.net or call 471-7150.

Custodial Parking Lot Closed

Due to construction, the Custodial Parking Lot, by the Grove, on East Campus Circle Drive will be closed to the public from Tuesday, February 25, 2014 to May 1, 2014.  Only construction and delivery vehicles will be permitted.  Please adjust any affected parking plans accordingly.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Preachers of Thunder

Week of Spiritual Emphasis
Preachers of Thunder

Seminary Chapel

March 3-8, 2014

3 Mon. | Juan Quiroga Tellez
 
4 Tues. | Marie Pierre-Louis
 
5 Wed. | Kevin Carmato
 
6 Thu.  | Talalelei Uta (Mr. T)
 
7 Fri.    | Abigail Figueroa
 
8 Sat.   | Kevin Wilson
  5pm         (AUSA Religious VP)
 

Chemistry Seminar: The Periodic Table: Its Story & Significance

Everyone is welcome to attend our eighth Winter-Spring 2014 session in the Andrews University Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series this coming Thursday, February 27 at 4:30pm. As usual we meet in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Thursday's live webinar topic is:
The Periodic Table: Its Story & Significance 

It is the central document in all chemistry. It is a map of all known elemental matter in the known universe. How did the Periodic Table come to be?

Our guest speaker is:
Eric Scerri, Author & Lecturer, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

Attached is the seminar flyer in pdf format with more details about our speaker's educational and professional background. 

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.

Friday, February 21, 2014

GPS Forum- Growth Purpose Spirit

Campus Ministries' GPS Forum will be tackling the issue of poverty within Berrien Springs. How can we change it?

Program: GPS
Date: February 22
Time: 5pm
Theme: Change the World? Poverty within Berrien Springs
Location: Newbold auditorium 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Lifeguarding Review and Recert

Please see the attached poster for details.

Young Artists Concert

The Andrews University Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Young Artists Concert on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.

This event is the culmination of an on-campus competition hosted by the Department of Music and features student winners who demonstrate excellence in their technical and emotive musical ability.

This year’s concert includes Illana Cady who will be performing Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, Pablo Sanchez performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Christy Doria performing Dvorak’s “Song of the Moon.”

Tickets are available through the Box Office at howard.andrews.edu or by calling 888-467-6442. $5 reserved seating; $3 Andrews University students, faculty and staff; $3 seniors. 

Free Counseling Services

The Andrews Community Counseling Center (ACCC) has openings for a number of new clients. Graduate practicum students provide FREE services and have training in counseling adults, adolescents and children.

Each counselor is supervised by a trained mental-health professional.

Types of referral issues accepted include (among others):

  • relationship issues
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • adjusting to changes
  • academic challenges
  • behavioral concerns
  • social skills problems
  • bullying problems (victims and perpetrators)
  • parent-child conflict
  • many others

Counselors work with children, teens, or adults; with individuals, couples, or families.  We even have a play therapy room to accommodate young clients.  Therapy sessions are completely confidential.

To make an appointment or if you have any questions, please contact the ACCC at 269-471-6238. If the ACCC is closed, please leave a message (which is kept confidential) and someone will return your call as soon as possible. 

Parenting Skills Class-New Meeting Times

Please note new time.

Stress Management Group-New Meeting Time

Please note new time.

Seminary Health Fair

Seminary Health Fair, February 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Seminary Commons.

A health fair for students, staff and faculty of the Seminary measuring blood pressure, body mass index, along with a simple exercise test. Health counselors will be available at the end of the testing to help participants understand the results and lay plans for health improvement.

Sponsored by the Health Promotion Committee of Theological Seminary.

Wind Symphony Vespers Concert

Music Wind Symphony Vespers Concert
Friday, February 28 – 7:30 pm   Howard Performing Arts Center

The Andrews University Wind Symphony will present a Vesper Concert in the Howard Performing Arts Center.  The Wind Symphony will perform Caccia and Chorale by Clifton Williams, Water Music Suite by Handel, Joy in All Things by Balmages, Canzon noni toni by G. Gabrieli for two brass choirs, Theme from “Schindler’s List” by John Williams featuring Richard Clark on violin and Hymn for a Blue Hour by John Mackey.  The AU Community Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Omar Carballo, will perform the Allegro from “Concerto in D Major” by Vivaldi/J.S. Bach.

Free admission.

 

Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy Workshop

With the current General Conference emphasis on reaching the cities through a medical missionary thrust, Andrews University is repeating its popular 6-day  Natural Remedies and Hydrotherapy workshop Aug 3 through 8. Besides University faculty, Dr. Don Miller, Uchee Pines Institute; Dr. David DeRose, Weimar Center of Health & Education; Dr. Elvin Adams, US Health Works; and Dr. Norman McNulty, neurologist, will share their expertise. Especially designed for use in home and local church, the workshop aims to improve your health, prevent disease, and equip you for community outreach. For more information visit www.andrews.edu/go/nrhw/ or contact Fran McMullen at 269-471-3541 or email fran@andrews.edu.

Workshop starts Sunday, Aug 3, 5:30pm registration and ends Friday, Aug 8, 10:30am.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

French Study Tour May 2014

How would you like to spend three weeks in France? Climb the Eiffel tower in Paris, take a boat ride in the South of France, visit Mt Saint Michel? Would you like to eat crepes, croissants, French fries, waffles and Swiss chocolate and good cheese?

Hurry up!! There are three spots left on the French study tour 2014!!

Please contact the INLS department at tel. 6285 or badenas@andrews.edu
 

"I Had No Idea..." Raising Awareness about Eating Disorders and Body Image

"I Had No Idea..." Raising Awareness about Eating Disorders and Body Image

To promote a healthy body image and increase awareness about eating disorders on our community, the Andrews University Counseling & Testing Center will be sponsoring an interactive event during the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 23 – March 1, 2014).

Faculty, staff, and students are welcomed to participate during our Awareness Event on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, from 11:30am-2pm. All are invited to post messages of acceptance and encouragement, learn about the impact of eating disorders on mental health, discuss the role of culture and media in distorting body image, and discover ways to help a friend or family member who might be struggling with these concerns.

Also, we will be offering confidential screenings. The eating disorder screening consists of a brief, anonymous questionnaire designed to provide students with insight into symptoms they might be experiencing and receive helpful treatment and referral information, if necessary. In addition to in-person screenings during the Awareness Event, students can access an anonymous screening online at http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/andrews

Excessive preoccupation about weight and diets can lead to disordered eating habits. These unhealthy habits can be difficult to recognize, but over time, can develop into an eating disorder.  The majority of students struggling with eating disorders are not receiving treatment. The screenings available help direct students to the appropriate care they need.

Eating disorders are more prevalent on college campuses than many people realize. In fact, 95 percent of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25. Twenty-five percent of college-aged women report engaging in bingeing and purging as a weight-management technique. And college males are not immune. Increasingly, men are feeling the pressure for physical perfection which can lead to excessive exercise and fixation on low body fat percentage.

Come, participate, and help in promoting a healthy body image and greater awareness of eating disorders in our community. For more information, contact Dr. Luis G. Cruz-Ortega at cluis@andrews.edu or call the CTC at 269-471-3470.

Spring Training for Faculty & Staff

Dear AU Faculty or Staff Member,

We’d like to invite you to our spring training for the Extended Support Network. This workshop is open to all AU faculty and staff members. In our fall semester training, we explored the experiences of international college students, identified their needs, and discussed how to assist them. The topic for our upcoming workshop is “Strengthening God's Circle of Love on Andrews Campus: Identifying & Helping Students who are Challenged, Broken or Lost.”

We will meet at Whirlpool Conference Room in Chan Shun Hall on Friday, March 7th, 2014 from 10:30am – 12:30pm. The presenter is Dr. Joy Alexander, Associate Professor of Counseling at Indiana University South Bend.

We are welcoming any faculty or staff member who is interested in this topic, but will give priority to current Extended Support Network members. The space is limited, thus reserve your space as soon as possible by contacting Dr. Luis G. Cruz-Ortega at cluis@andrews.edu

Presenter’s Bio:
Dr. Joy Alexander received her doctorate from Andrews University and is a licensed psychologist. She is currently an Associate Professor of Counseling at Indiana University South Bend. Having spent over twenty years on university campuses, Dr. Alexander has had the opportunity to assist many first generation college students, with the array of challenges they offer. Dr. Alexander has also facilitated workshops to church and school communities on issues pertaining to young adults in the college environment, academic difficulties, including sexual orientation, substance use, mental health, developmental tasks, and the interfacing of faith and life. Dr. Alexander has also taught in Canada, the Caribbean, and in South Korea.

About the Extended Support Network (ESN):
The ESN is a formal support system comprised of selected faculty and staff volunteers, serving as first responders, and committed to enhancing the caring, safe and supportive environment for Andrews University students where they can process their thoughts, explore, and share their concerns or challenges.
http://www.andrews.edu/services/ctcenter/prevention/esn.html

Sponsored by:
Counseling and Testing Center
Andrews University
Bell Hall, Suite 123
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0130
(269) 471-3470

A Scientific View of Creation

What: A Scientific View of Creation

When: Monday, February 24, 3:30-5:00pm

Where: Seminary Chapel

Who: Dr. John Baldwin, emeritus

Why: Find out more about an Adventist Perspective on Creationism

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

AICER Symposium - Dr. Thom Wolf

 Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER)  invites you to attend a presentation:  “CASE STUDY: Root Issues in the Public Square” on Monday February 24 at 5:30pm

Presenter:  Dr. Thom Wolf,   Professor of Global Studies,  University Institute,  New Delhi, Visiting Professor at Andrews University

Dr. Thom  who has researched and published in India for 10 years will discuss his academic-and-village interface with Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Marxist, and secular colleagues-and-friends on the global conversation’s core question: what is the best way to live life on this planet?

He will highlight WV3: the Worldvoice|Worldview| Worldvenue matrixes of the planet’s 8 major geographical lifezones which restrict-and-inhibit or release-and-empower the people within those zones according to their:
• worldvenueresultant lifestyle: their social venue of mazeway actions
• worldview reflective lens: their systemic view of mindset analysis
• worldvoiceroot luminary: their spiritual voice of mentor adoration 

His lectures/dialogues on these issues have included Russian Federation Academy of Finance & Budget Moscow; Kabul University; American University of Dubai; Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad; Lucknow University, Delhi University, Indian Institute of Public Administration; Urban Life International Vancouver; Azusa Pacific University, & Arizona State University.

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
 

 

 

Physical Therapy Research Presentations

Date:  Friday, March 7

Time:  9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Location:  Andrews University Physical Therapy Building

                 8515 East Campus Circle Drive

Title:  School of Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy Class of 2014 Research Presentations

The Class of 2014 Doctor of Physical Therapy students will present their original research on clinical and academic topics.  Everyone is welcome to attend during the time frame of 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.  We are proud of our exceptional students and look forward to sharing their accomplishments with you!  Light refreshments will be served.

Student Association presents AU IQ

* Our Annual AUIQ quiz show is coming up on Saturday March 1 at 8pm in Johnson Gym.
* Its Andrews version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
* The grand prize for first place is $200.
* You can play alone or on a team of up to 6 people (one of which must be a female player).
* Get signed up today in the Campus Center or in Student Life!
* The more people you recruit from different departments the better your chances of knowing the answers!
* Donations will be taken up for a local charity.

Chemistry Seminar: Investigating Structure and Function of Proteases

CHEMSEM 7: Investigating Structure and Function of Proteases

Did you know that proteins (proteases, lipases, and amylases) are intentionally used in detergents to enhance their cleaning properties?

Everyone is welcome to attend our seventh Winter-Spring 2014 session in the Andrews University Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series this coming Thursday, February 20 at 4:30pm. As usual we meet in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Thursday's seminar topic is:
Investigating Structure and Function of Proteases 

Our guest speaker is:
Peter Lyons, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

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.

Minute Taking Made Easy Workshop

Are you responsible for taking minutes for a committee or faculty meeting? Or, as a committee chair, wonder what you should expect from minutes? Are you aware that minutes are a legal record of University business? Do you know what to include and not to include?  Would you like to learn how to better organize them for future reference? 

Please join us as we discuss the minute-taking process and how to take better advantage of this organizational tool.  Dr. Alice Williams, University Archivist, will delve into this topic and help simplify the process for us.

There are two opportunities for you to participate in this workshop:
      Wednesday, February 26, 12:30-1:30pm, Room 307, Administration Building
      Thursday, February 27, 11:30am-12:30pm, Room 306, Administration Building

Please RSVP by sending an email to training@andrews.edu, and be sure to include your full name, ID#, email address, the department you are employed by, as well as which day you would like to attend the Minute Taking Made Easy workshop. 
 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Journey at Sabbath Evening Vespers

Journey at Sabbath Evening Vespers

February 22, 6:00pm, PMC Youth Chapel

This Sabbath, come receive a special Sabbath benediction through the ministry and music of the choir, Journey.

 

 

AUAY Presents Do You Know God

AUAY Presents with Adelante Club
Saturday 4:30 PM Student Center Rec Center
Vespers about Knowledge

Come join this Sabbath as we play an old Bible game with a twist! Located right downstairs from the cafe, very comfy location after eating Sabbath lunch.
Find out how much you really know about God's word and why it is important to have your foundation rooted in Scripture. This will be the first program done together with AUAY and Adelante giving new flavor to an end of the week vespers.

*Please bring your Bibles to the program.

LLU Pre-Med Representative on Campus

Dr. Roddy of Loma Linda University School of Medicine will be on campus Monday, February 24th through Wednesday, February 26th to talk with students concerning a career in medicine.

Please come by the Chemistry office (Halenz Hall 225) to schedule a half-hour consultation with Dr. Roddy to discuss your medical school options. Alternate sign-up sheets are available at the MLS office and at the Biology office.

Aeolians of Oakwood University

The Aeolians of Oakwood University will perform in concert at the Howard Performing Arts Center as part of their spring tour on Friday, March 7, at 8:30 p.m. The Aeolians are under the direction of Jason Max Ferdinand and accompanied by Wayne Bucknor, chair of Oakwood University’s Department of Music. Ferdinand is in his sixth season as director of choral activities at Oakwood University.

Aeolian concerts feature choral music repertoire ranging from the Baroque era to the 21st-century, but put emphasis on Negro spirituals and work songs. The choir originated in 1946, and has been traveling widely since, including many international performances.

Tickets are only available in advance for a minimum donation of $10 to cover tour expenses. For children ages 12 and under, a $5 donation is appreciated. Tickets are available online at howard.andrews.edu as well as at the Box Office by calling 888-467-6442. There will be no ticket sales on the evening of the concert.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Revive Vespers

 Join us for another Friday Vespers this week for a powerful message on Righteousness by Faith presented by Akeem James.  In his message entitled, “We Would Serve the Egyptians,” Akeem, a student at the seminary, will be looking at the parallels between the deliverance of the Israelites out of Egypt and our spiritual journey as Christians.  We know that we are spiritual Israel, but what if the “spiritual Egypt” is still very real in our lives? Why are we wondering in this wilderness so long? Why do we want to go back to Egypt of sin? The answer lays in Jesus our Passover. Join us and be blessed as we dig into God’s word on this all important question!

Place: Biology Amphitheater

Time: Friday, February 14 @ 7:30pm.

co-curricular credit available!

Rescheduled Health Professions Career Job Fair

Rescheduled Health Professions Career Job Fair

When: March 3, 2013

Where: HPAC

Time: 10:30 - 2:00pm

Juniors and Seniors from Health Professions, Social Work, Chaplaincy, Communication/Public Relations, and Business: You are invited to the rescheduled Health Professions Annual Career Job fair.  Please bring your resume when you come to meet with prospective employers.  Professional attire is highly recommended.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dining Services Hours for President's Day

President's Day is this Monday, February 17!

The hours for Dining Services will be as follows:

Terrace Cafe

Breakfast - CLOSED

Lunch - 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Supper - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Gazebo

Standard hours of operation - 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

 

The Dining Services office will be closed for Monday, and will be open for normal hours on Tuesday, February 18.

Pathfinder Leadership Training

Pathfinder Leadership Training  seminars held at PMC this weekend.

Master Guide

Feb. 14, 7pm, Fundamental Beliefs, Junior 1

Feb. 15, 2:30 - 4:30pm, Communications, PMC Teen Loft

Feb. 15, 4:30 - 6:30pm, Creative Resource Development

PLA

Feb. 15, 2:30 - 4:30pm, Outdoor Education, PMC Junior 1

PIA

Feb. 15, 2:30 - 3:45pm, Training Methods that Work, PMC Nursery

Feb. 15, 3:45 - 5:00pm, Organizing your Presentation

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dissertation Defense

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Collette Williams will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Collette Williams’ dissertation title is, “Factors that Relate to Registered Nurses’ Readiness for Inter-professional Learning in the Context of Continuing Professional Development.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

AUthentic Relationship Support Group

Men's Support Group

Campus Safety Operations Suspended February 13-14

The Office of Campus Safety Business Operations such as vehicle and bicycle registrations, citation inquires, and all other office business, will be suspended on Thursday, Feb. 13, and Friday, Feb. 14, due to construction work being completed at the Campus Safety Main Station.

The Office of Campus Safety will reopen for business on Monday, Feb. 17, at 7 a.m.

The Office of Campus Safety will still provide essential safety, security and wellness services to the Andrews University Campus during this time.

W-2 Forms Available Online

For those that have consented to only receive their W-2 form electronically, please follow the instructions below to access your 2013 W-2. A paper form will NOT be sent to you. If you did not consent to only receive an electronic W-2 form, your paper W-2 was mailed Jan. 31.

Instructions for Accessing your Online 2013 W-2:

  • Go to andrews.edu/goto/myw2
  • Login with your Andrews username and password
  • Click on "W-2 Wage & Tax Statement"
  • Select tax year 2013 and click "display"
  • IMPORTANT: Follow instructions for printing.

 

Engineering Week 2014

Engineering Week 2014
February 16-22

Engineering Open House
February 19, 2014
1-3 pm
Haughey Hall 3rd Floor

The open house event is to celebrate the national engineers’ week and increase awareness of engineering in the community.   

We will feature following presentations and hands-on events along with scrumptious finger foods:

Student research/project presentation/demonstration:
Scanning electron microscope
Optical tweezers
Computer simulation of engineering problems
  Robotic arms

Hands-on experiments:
Trebuchet shooting & mini catapult
Light bulb control
Robots that follow light
Power of graphene activity

 

Free GMAT Review Workshop

Strengthen Your Career with an MBA!

Andrews University School of Business Administration (SBA) will be offering a free GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test for MBA Program) workshop beginning February of 2014. This four-week seminar will be held from 6:30-8:30pm in Chan Shun Hall, Room #208, 4185 E Campus Circle Drive, Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0020.

If you are an online MBA student or will be participating from out of state, we will video record the class and send you the ADOBECONNECT video link. However, you need to purchase the used review book at amazon.com (the price is less than $20). The ISBN is 978-1-4195-5131-4 (Kaplan GMAT 2008 Premier Program).

If you are an on-campus student, please bring cash or a personal check in the amount of $20 as the registration fee and you will be given the GMAT review book for four weeks. If you do not miss any of the classes from February 12–March 5, your $20 will be refunded when you return the book. 

GMAC, the GMAT commission, recently added an integrated reasoning section to the GMAT test, but the scores will not be counted. However, it will still be covered in case this section is activated as part of GMAT scores in the future.  

The Free GMAT Review Workshop schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 12—Registration; Chapter 4 Verbal Section–Critical Reasoning;
    Chapter 8: Quantitative Section–Problem Solving
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19—Chapter 5: Verbal Section–Sentence Correction;
    Chapter 9: Quantitative Section–Data Sufficiency
  • Wednesday, Feb. 26—Chapter 6: Verbal Section–Reading Comprehension;
    Chapter 10: Quantitative Section–Word Problems in Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency
  • Wednesday, March 5—Analytical Writing; Results of GMAT Exam
    Introduction of Andrews MBA Program and Application

GMAT Review Workshop Links for interactive live streaming:
http://andrews.adobeconnect.com/gmatworkshop12feb2014/ 
http://andrews.adobeconnect.com/gmatworkshop19feb2014/ 
http://andrews.adobeconnect.com/gmatworkshop26feb2014/ 
http://andrews.adobeconnect.com/gmatworkshop05mar2014/

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

Registration
The workshop will be administered by Jerry Chi, MBA, PhD, PhD. Seating availability is limited to 30. To register, attendees must RSVP to Jan Pickett, janp@andrews.edu. There will be no fee to join the workshop and the review book will be provided for a deposit of $20 (only 25 available). Your deposit will be refunded if you attend all four sessions of the review and return the book. 

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

Attachments

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Nutrition Day Seminar

Parenting Skills Enhancement

CTC Nurturing Group Experiences

Women's Therapy Group

Andrews Bookstore Sale

 
The  Andrews University  Bookstore is having a Valentine’s Day Sale featuring 25%-50% off selected items.
The  Bookstore will be open on President’s Day 10am-2pm.


Cindy Swanson
(269) 471-6095 
swansonc@andrews.edu

Monday, February 10, 2014

Nutrition Day Seminar

See attached for details.

Campus Ministries Closed

While all of the Senior CM Staff are away from Monday - Wednesday, February 10-12, 2014 for The One Project, we will be closing the Campus Ministries Office for official office hours. We will open the office again for office business on Thursday, February 13, 2014.  

 


 

Adventist Engaged Encounter

Adventist Engaged Encounter (AEE), an enrichment weekend for engaged and recently married couples, is being held on the Andrews University campus. The weekend experience offers couples the insights, tools, and confidence to enrich their relationship and strengthen their love and commitment for one another. For many, attending an AEE weekend is one of the most significant experiences of their courtship or early marriage.

AEE will take place the weekend of March 7-9 2014. For registration information, contact
the Undergraduate Leadership Program at aee@andrews.edu or 269-471-6636.

The Sacred Theater of Knowing Meeting

"The Sacred Theater of Knowing:
The Epistemologies of Hamlet on Film.”


Presented by

Dr. L Monique Pittman
Director of Honors
Professor of English
Andrews University

Sabbath Afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
February 22, 2014


Chan Shun Hall
Andrews University
 


Dr. Pittman has provided the following autobiographical information :
A former student of the Andrews University English Department, I began teaching here in 1999. I returned because the English Department had provided me with a stimulating and nurturing place in which to develop a mature intellectual and spiritual life. I also loved and admired the comradery characteristic of the faculty relationships with each other and with their students.
After completing my B.A. in English with a minor in music at Andrews (1991), I earned an M.A. from The College of William and Mary (1993), and finished a Ph.D. in Renaissance literature at Purdue University (2000).  The literature and history of the English Renaissance has fascinated me since I was a child (I even had a postcard-sized portrait of Elizabeth I in my high school locker); as a scholar and teacher, I find the Renaissance's nuanced and complex treatment of the human condition endlessly satisfying.
My husband Paul analyzes numbers instead of literature as a CPA at a public accounting firm. We enjoy entertaining, cooking, baking, kitchen gardening, and working home improvement magic.

Regarding the topic of her Forum presentation, she says,
I’m considering the epistemological crisis of the sixteenth century as manifested in the play and in two twentieth-century film versions.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Revive Vespers

This week, we will still be having vespers at our usual place and time entitled, "For the Love of Christ Constraineth Us" with Melissa Bresnahan.

So many of us struggle with sin and some of us seem to face defeat day in and day out or continue to struggle with our "cross." Still others strive to keep God's law and find it to be a cumbersome load. How can you experience God's power in our lives to overcome sin?  How can we find lasting peace and joy that comes from daily victories in our life?  How can we experience the satisfaction that God promises to give us when we live according to His commandments? How can we help friends or family who are wrestling and struggling with their own sins or find the Christian life to be dissatisfying? 

Come and be blessed at vespers this Friday as we delve into this all-important topic!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wind Symphony Winter Concert

The Andrews University Wind Symphony, under the direction of Alan Mitchell, will present their annual Winter Concert in the Howard Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m.

The first half of the concert will feature the Southwestern Michigan College Brass Band, under the direction of Jonathan Korzun, performing Winter Games arr. by Foster, Prelude “49th Parallel” by Vaughan Williams, Cute by Hefti, Tara’s Theme by Steiner, Stop the Cavalry by Lewie and Seize the Day by Graham.

The second half of the concert will feature the Wind Symphony performing popular film music. Selections will include Silverado by Boughton, Lincoln by J. Williams, Dartmoor, 1912 from “War Horse” by J. Williams, Over the Rainbow from "The Wizard of Oz” by Allen, featuring Stephany Recinos, and Raider’s March from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” by J. Williams.

The concert will conclude with Mambo from “Westside Story” by Bernstein as a joint performance with the Wind Symphony and the Brass Band.

General admission is $5; students and senior admission $3; children under 12 are free. Call the Howard Performing Arts Center box office at 269-471-3560 or visit howard.andrews.edu for tickets.

Student Movement Valentines

Crushing on someone in your Stats class? Want to tell your best friend that you care? Celebrating two years with your significant other? 

If you have a message for a special someone this Valentine's Day, send it to the Student Movement and we'll print it on the back page on Wednesday, Feb. 12! 

Messages should be less than 100 words, and nicknames/anonymity is optional. :) 

Tuesday, February 4, 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, February  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

Creation vs Evolution Debate

Tuesday, 7 p.m., Feb. 4, 2014
PMC Youth Chapel

Featuring livestream of nationally webcast debate between Bill Nye "the science guy" & Ken Ham, reknowned creationist.

 

ChemSem News 5: Discovery & Development of an HIV Drug

 ChemSem News 5: Discovery & Development of an HIV Drug

This week is special. An alumni returns home. Dr. Brian Johns, a 1993 chemistry graduate of Andrews University will be giving a lecture.

Everyone is welcome to attend our fifth Winter-Spring 2014 session in the Andrews University Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series this coming Thursday, February 6 at 4:30pm. As usual we meet in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Thursday's seminar topic is: Discovery & Development of an HIV Drug     
Our guest speaker is: Brian Johns, Director, HIV Medicinal & DMPK, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Reflection Lunchtime Forum presents....

Faith in Public Life: Advocating for the Poor

by Nicholas Miller, JD, PhD

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

12:25 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Whirlpool Room at Chan Shun Hall

Must RSVP rimoni@andrews.edu by Tuesday, Feb. 4

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AICER Symposium - Dr. McBride - The Joy of Research

The International Center for Educational Research (AICER) Symposium is pleased to announce a much awaited presentation.

The Joy of Research
 

Presenter:   Dr. Duane McBride,  Chair of Behavioral sciences,  Director, Institute for Prevention of Addictions, and Research Professor of Sociology at Andrews University

Dr. McBride has an extensive research career at Andrews University and has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals. He will share with the students why he has a passion for the discoveries of research, how it contributes to the advancement of one’s career and the reputation of our University and even how to include your family in the success of your research. He will also discuss the barriers to research at Andrews, how to address those barriers and the hope he has for the future of research at Andrews University.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall 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.

Conversation Partners

The Center for Intensive English Programs is looking for volunteers to be conversation partners for ESL students. If you enjoy conversation, meeting new people from other cultures, and have native-like fluency in English, you qualify to be a conversation partner.

The program asks that you dedicate 2 hours per week for 10 weeks to your partner. Service credit is available in the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as in the Honors Program.

If you are interested, please contact the CIEP office today. Our students are eager to practice their conversation skills.

Center for Intensive English Programs

Nethery Hall 203

ciep@andrews.edu

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