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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

AICER Symposium Panel Discussion

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

The research teams include:  

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

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

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

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

 

Class Officer Nomination Forms Available

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

Counseling Center Offers Wellness Support Group

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

40 Days to Embracing a Healthier Lifestyle 

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

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

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

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

2014 Summit on Social Consciousness

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, April 7, 2014

Substance Abuse and Sexual Safety Prevention Week

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

Seasons of The Soul Concert

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

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

Website: www.seasonsofthesoul.weebly.com

Friday, April 4, 2014

Eileen Lesher Retirement Reception

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

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

Spring Honors Thesis Symposium

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

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Pilipino Culture Night

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

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

Excited to see you all there!

Esteban Quiyono Doctoral Defense

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

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

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

Wind Symphony Spring Concert

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

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

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

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

Chilldren's Books and Toys Needed

Double Blessings For You and Children

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

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

We need:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Kelvin Onongha Doctoral Defense

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

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

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

PMC Sabbath Evening Vespers

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

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

International Student Sabbath

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

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

Classical Seminary Concert

Sunday, April 13
Seminary Chapel

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

Andrews Academy Fundraiser

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, March 31, 2014

Student Feedback Requested

Student Feedback Requested

Spring course surveys:  April 6 - 25

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

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

Sunday, March 30, 2014

President Responds to Campus Assaults

Dear Campus Community:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Niels-Erik Andreasen
President

AICER Symposium Presents Beverly Rumble

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

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

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

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

Office of International Student Services & Programs Closed 3/31

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

Friday, March 28, 2014

Academic Records Limited Services

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

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dining Services Hours for International Food Fair

The International Food Fair is this Sunday, March 30!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adventist Forum is open to the public.  All are welcome.  For information, contact Art Robertson at robertsa2@earthlink.net or call 471-7150.

PMC Mission Trip

Let’s Go !  No Regrets!


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

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

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

Check us out on Facebook: PMC Mexico Mission Trip
 

 

Terrace Cafe's new Menu Mail!

Sign up for Menu Mail!

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

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

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Confidential Complaint Mechanism via Internal Auditor

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

Chemistry Seminar: Biodegradable Polymers: Polylactides and Polyglycolides

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

Thursday's student presentation topics are:

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

and

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

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

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

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

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

Here are the directions to the chemistry dept:

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

2014 International Food Fair

Dear All:

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

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

Robert Benjamin, Director

Office of International Student Services 

 

 

 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Call for Papers

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

SBA Minute-to-win-it Game Night

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

Location: AUSA Rec Center

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

 

Waldensian Class

Waldensian Class RELG 360-041

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

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

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

Sunday, March 23, 2014

AU Career Conference: Mapping Your Success

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

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

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

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

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

AICER Symposium Roundtable

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

 Presenter:  Cora Clark,  

Spirituality in the Public Place

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

Presenter:  Cheryl Logan

Pathfinders' Leadership Training Curriculum

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

Date:  Thursday, March 27, 2013

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

Time Management Seminar

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

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

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

You're invited to a time-management seminar!

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

Where: Whirlpool Room in Chan Shun Hall

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

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

Friday, March 21, 2014

Prepare-Enrich Training Seminar

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

The last training of the school year is:

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

Pre-registration is necessary by Monday, March 31.

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

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

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

Thursday, March 20, 2014

2014 Wellness Program for 2014/2015 Premium Discount

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

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

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

HEALTH TARGETS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PMC Sundown Vespers

PMC sundown vespers 

Youth Chapel,  6:00pm, March 22

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

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

Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice

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

2014 Open Enrollment Period

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

OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD 
April 1–16

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

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

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

Enrollment Locations: Please take note!

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




 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Center for Adventist Research Spring Book Sale

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

Attachments

Microsoft Word Basics

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

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

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

Monday, March 17, 2014

School of Architecture, Art & Design Guest Lecture

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

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Doctoral Defense

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

Nutrition Day Seminar

Andrews University hosts Pizza for Pints

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

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

 

 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lamson Health Club Spring Break Hours

Lamson Health Club Spring Break hours are as follows:

Friday, March 14:

6:00 am - 11:00 am

Monday - Friday, March 17-21:

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

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

Sundays, March 16 & 23:

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Call for Papers-Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Conference 2014

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

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

James White Library

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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2014 Health Benefits Town Hall Meetings

Attn: Andrews University Employees

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

Where: Howard Performing Arts Center

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

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

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

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

Faculty Technology Showcase

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

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

RSVP is required so please register online
 

KWC Philharmonic Ensemble Concert

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

Monday, March 10, 2014

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.

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