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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

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   or 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

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  or 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 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.

Dell Spring Promo

Adventist Conference on Family Research & Practice

The 2nd Annual Adventist Conference on Family Research & Practice (ACFRP) will be held at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary from July 17-19, 2014.

Speakers include René Drumm, Dean of the School of Social Work at Southern Adventist University, and Carlton Byrd, Senior Pastor of the Oakwood University Church.

For more information and to register, please visit 


6 –7:15 p.m. Registration
7:30–9 p.m. Keynote address
8:30–10 a.m. Plenary Session
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Practice and Research Workshops
12–1:30 p.m. Lunch Reception
2–3:30 p.m. Practice and Research Workshops
7:30–8:30 p.m. Sabbath Opening Session
11 a.m.–1 p.m. Morning Worship
3 p.m.–5 p.m. Seminar

Register here:
For more information contact

Michigan Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters

Andrews University will host the 2015 Michigan Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters (MASAL) Conference on March 13, 2015. This is the first time Andrews has hosted MASAL, although we have a long history of presenting at the annual conference. For more information about the upcoming conference, visit the MASAL Website.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ruth Murdoch Garage Sale


Ruth Murdoch Elementary School announces it annual garage sale
June 29th  – July 3rd & July 6th
We will be accepting donations starting June 1st  , 2014
Furniture,  washers, dryers, kitchen items, clothing, books, toys, arts and crafts.
Phone: 269-471-3225 for more information.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Writing Presentation Proposals

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) invites you to attend a research symposium on, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 12:00 Noon

Title:    Writing Presentation Proposals?

Presenter:   Dr. Larry Burton, Professor of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum. Editor Journal of Research on Christian Education.  

Would you like to write a successful conference proposal? During this session, Dr. Burton will share practical guidelines that are applicable to different conference settings. To benefit from the symposium, attendees are encouraged to bring “requests for conference proposals (proposal guidelines)” or  proposals in process. Dr. Burton will provide individual feedback as needed to session participants after his presentation. This work session is particularly targeted to faculty and students who have presented papers at conferences or wish to present papers at a conference, although everyone will benefit from the session.

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

Irises in Bloom

Looking for a chance to explore the Andrews campus, get out in the beautiful spring weather, and see some seasonal color? The iris field by Sutherland House is currently in full bloom. They will likely be at their peak through Thursday and this is not something you want to miss. Bring a friend and come on out! 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Carpet Sale

Custodial Services will be having a Carpet Sale, Thursday June 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. (weather permitting). These carpets are still on the roll and have never been installed, but are several years old. The prices will be set to sell the carpet quickly. We will be selling by the roll (no Cut Pieces). This is a cash and carry sale. We cannot hold it for you. We cannot be responsible for your carpet after you buy it.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Book Drive for Zimbabwe! - UPDATED

Vimbo Zvandasara-Zhou, a recent graduate of Andrews University, is aiming to collect 1,000 books to donate to Solusi Elementary, High School, and University in Zimbabwe.

UPDATE! Within the last week (since the first Agenda announcement), an additional 200 more books, textbooks, novels, magazines, and even a computer monitor have been donated - bringing the total so far to about 600 books!

These books will be donated to the k-12 and university school community at Solusi, as well as the school's church.

If you have any new or gently used books, textbooks, or other educational resources, please e-mail Vimbo at or call (269) 473-3920 (leave a message mentioning that it is in regard to the book drive). If you live in the general Berrien Springs area, she is willing to arrange a pick up of the books.

Examples of things needed:



-Childrens books, novels, etc.


-Sabbath school materials

-School supplies

-Classroom teaching tools

-Educational magazines

This book drive will go through July 1st, but if you are interested in donating, contact Vimbo asap.


phone: (269) 473-3920 (leave a message mentioning that it is in regard to the book drive)

Contact Vimbo Zvandasara-Zhou for more information at or by calling 269-473-3920.


RMES Graduation Ceremony

You are cordially invited to attend the Ruth Murdoch Elementary School Graduation Ceremony at Pioneer Memorial Church on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.  A reception for the graduates and their families immediately following in the PMC Common.



Tuesday, May 27, 2014



June 29th  – July 3rd& July 6th.

Accepting donations starting June 1st, 2014

Furniture,  washers, dryers, kitchen items, clothing, books, toys, arts and crafts.

For more information call:  269-471-3225

TED Attendee?

If you or someone you know (connected to Andrews University) has ever attended a TED Conference, please email

(Note: this is not to be confused with the Trans-European Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Doctoral Defense

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Friday, May 30, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Jennifer Dabros will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Counseling Psychology. Jennifer Dabros’s dissertation title is, “The Influence That Ethnic Identiy Has on The Body Image of UndergraduateFemales Attending a Seventh-day Adventist University.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lamson Health Club Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

Lamson Health Club will be closed on Sunday & Monday, May 25 & 26 for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Fillable PDF Forms Training

For Faculty or Staff: 

Are you working on a project that requires developing a fillable PDF? Does your department have a form that you would like to make available online as a fillable PDF? Do you have any questions about the process of taking a Word document and converting it into a fillable PDF?

Join us on Thursday, June 5, from 10:00am-12:00pm for a training on Fillable PDF Forms.

To RSVP please send an email to and be sure to include your full name, ID#, email address, and the department of employment.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Village Church Worship Service May 24, 2014

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, May 24, 2014
First Worship: 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship:  11:20 a.m.
Sermon Title - "Ground Zero"
Preacher -  Pastor Bruce Hayward

Sabbath Vespers - May 24
7 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Vocal Concert by Ramon Weber, singer & songwriter, guitar player for Buddy Houghtaling.

Upcoming Meteor Shower Party

The AU Astronomy Club is hosting a Meteor Shower Party at the AU Observatory on Saturday, May 24. This meteor shower is potentially going to be the best shower of the year. We plan to have the event go from 2-4 am. To be most comfortable while watching the meteor shower please dress warmly. Lying down will allow you view more of the sky so bring lawn chairs that will lie flat or sleeping bags and mats.

For more information on the Camelopardalids meteor shower refer to this article.

Cancellations or delay information will be available here at the Agenda and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. 

If you'd like to receive email or text alerts for stargazing sessions, email with your name and email address (for email alerts) or your name, cell phone number, and carrier (for text alerts).

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dining Services Memorial Day Hours

Monday, May 26 is Memorial Day!

The hours for Dining Services are as follows:


Office:  CLOSED

Terrace Cafe:  CLOSED

Gazebo:  9:00 am to 7:00 pm

AU Pool Locker Cleanout

Unregistered lockers at the Andrews University Pool are going to be cleaned out on May 26, 2014. For any lockers not registered for the summer semester, locks will be cut and the contents will be emptied. To register a locker, visit the Beaty Pool and Gym front desk.

International Student Services Closed

Dear International students and friends,  

The office of international student services will be closed on May 27, 2014. We will re-open for regular business on May 28, 2014. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused to you but we hope to serve you well when we return to the office. Have a blessed and enjoyable memorial day holiday.


Monday, May 19, 2014

RMES Registration Picnic

You are invited to our annual Ruth Murdoch Elementary School Registration Picnic.  Monday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m., until 7:30 p.m.  Register your children by May 19 to receive a discounted application fee.  Games, Food/Video presentation, Scavenger Hunt, Rocket Launch, & Snow Cones.

Changed Graduate Studies Enrollment Hours

Some of the Graduate Enrollment Team  will be attending the annual Adventist Enrollment Association meetings May 19-22. So there will be minimal services available for graduate admissions services during that time frame. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Changed Enrollment Hours

All of the Undergraduate Enrollment Team  will be attending the annual Adventist Enrollment Association meetings May 19-22. So there will be minimal services available for Campus Visits and Undergraduate Admissions during that time frame. We apologize for the inconvenience.

IE Browser Vulnerability Resolved

Microsoft has released a patch for the Internet Explorer vulnerability that resulted in the recommendations to the university to restrict its use on April 30, 2014.  This patch has been installed on most of the university owned Microsoft systems so that it is safe to resume use of Internet Explorer if desired.  However, if you work in a department that provides its own personal computer support, you should check with that person to make sure that the patch has been installed on your computer before using IE. 

For any personally owned computer systems, make sure that Windows updates have been applied so that the patch is installed.  If you have any questions, please contact the Helpdesk at 471-6016 or by email at

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Children Needed for Reading Assessment

I am an education graduate school here at Andrews and as a requirement for my reading asssessments course I need two students- one in K-5 and one in 6-12- to conduct reading assessment on. There are approxiamtely 3 sessions and each session will last between 30-45 minutes. All results will be discussed and explained to parents. Students are needed between Wednesday May 21st and Thursday May 29th. However, I am extremely flexible with meeting times. If you have/know children and are interested and available contact Tamara at Thanks.

Doctoral Defense

May 27, 2014, 12:30 pm, DOCTORAL DEFENSE, Seminary Hall, Room N211

Joseph Ndisya will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD degree in the area of Missions.  Ndisya's dissertation title is, "An Analysis and Response to the Fear of Evil Spiritual Forces Among Kamba Christians in the Light of Biblical and Ellen G. White Teachings."  Those wishing to attend must make their request by emailing Carina Prestes at  by no later than May 26.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Plant Sales

Andrews Student Gardens offering starter plants for sale beginning May 15, 2014.  Crops included tomatoes, eggplants, squash, greens, peppers, herbs, and more.  



Change Your Body

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


Friday, May 9, 2014

UCRLA Fundraiser

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Andrews Academy Choir & Orchestra

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

Special Order Office Supplies

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

Friday, May 2, 2014

Arielle Cady Violin Recital

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

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Farewell Reception for Leshers

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

Bring Your Heart to Work: Invitation to Presentation

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Lakeland HealthCare Hospital Week committee

Department of Music Senior and Graduate Recitals

Senior and Graudate Recitals at the Howard Performing Arts Center


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


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lakeland Conference Fine Arts Festival

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

The Tent Evangelistic Meetings

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

Summer English Language Programs

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

Andrews Produce Subscription

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

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

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

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


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sharnelle Henry & Stephany Recinos Voice Recital

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

Spring Semester Survey 2014

We want to hear from you!

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

Please visit to submit your survey today!

Advanced Connections Training

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

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

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

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

Bookstore Sale

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

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mike Villwock and Ted Quinty Farewell Party

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

Beyond Beliefs Study

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

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

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

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

For more information about this groundbreaking study, see


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

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

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

Graduation Day Book Sale

Friday, April 25, 2014

Love Like Fire Bonfire

Love Like Fire Bonfire

4.25.14 at 6:30pm

AU Beaver Point 

located behind the Forsyth Honors House

Worship - Food- Fellowship

Bring a friend and a chair

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

Panel Discussion on the Cape Town Summit

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

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

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

For further information, please visit

BEST Research Symposium

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


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dining Services Hours for May Graduation Weekend 2014

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

Terrace Cafe

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

Sabbath, May 3    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Sunday, May 4     10:30 am - 2:30 pm


Friday, May 2        8:00 am- 7:00 pm

Sabbath, May 3      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Congratulations graduates!


Herbert Helm Watercolors Exhibit

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

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

Computer Literacy Training: Access

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Class Officer Elections Open

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


Thank you and Good Luck with Finals!

Beikmann Retirement Reception

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

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

2013-1014 Mathematics Merit Awards

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

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

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

Dr. John Oswalt Lecture

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

Summer Bookstore Hours

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

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


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

Southwest Michigan Middle School Honors Band

Southwest Michigan Middle School Honors Band

Festival Concert

Hosted by Andrews University at the Howard Perfoming Arts Center 

Wednesday April 23, 2014

7 p.m. 


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Shirley Freed's Retirement Reception

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

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

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

Doctoral Defense

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

AICER Symposium on Parental Involvement

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

Presenters:    Allyson Blandin, AU Curriculum and  Instruction Graduate Student

                         Josephine Katenga, AU Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Student

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

Date:  April 24, 2014, 5:30pm

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

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

Monday, April 21, 2014

Doctoral Defense

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

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Seasons of The Soul Concert

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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Doctoral Defense

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

Revive Vespers

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

Speaker: Nicolas Miller

Friday, April 18 at 7:30 pm Biology Amphitheater

Co-curricular credit available

"A Conversation with LGBT Students"

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

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

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

For further information, please visit

Farewell Reception for Dr. Jeanette Bryson

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

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

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

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

Monday, April 14, 2014

EXTINCTION Senior Thesis Photography Exhibition

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

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

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

Photographer's past work here:

LLU Pre-Dent Representative on Campus

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

Food for Fines

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

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

Friday, April 11, 2014

GPS Forum: The Secret to Leadership

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

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014

Location: Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Time: 5 p.m.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

There is a Place for you Premiere event

There is a Place for You

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


University Garden Plots 2014

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

Size: 30 sq. ft.

Please bring your valid AU ID.

No early sign in accepted.

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

For questions, contact us at X 6006.

Visit our website at:

Gymnics Home Show

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

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

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

Bike, Pedestrian & Vehicle Safety on Campus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other Resources:

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


God and Beauty in the Universe

PMC Sabbath Evening Vespers

April 12, 6:30, Youth Chapel

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



Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series

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

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


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


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

Here are the directions to the chemistry dept:

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


Class Officer Nominations

Class Officer Nomination Forms Available

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

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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

National Library Week April 12 -18

Celebrate National Library Week 2014

Events Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christon Arthur 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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

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

Artwork by Shawn Schwarz in the Library Gallery

Andrews Photography Submission Opportunity

Greetings Photographers!

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

AICER Symposium Panel Discussion

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

The research teams include:  

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

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

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

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


Class Officer Nomination Forms Available

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

Counseling Center Offers Wellness Support Group

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

40 Days to Embracing a Healthier Lifestyle 

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

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

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

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

2014 Summit on Social Consciousness

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, April 7, 2014

Substance Abuse and Sexual Safety Prevention Week

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

Seasons of The Soul Concert

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

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




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