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Friday, January 17, 2014

Doctoral Defense

January 27, 2014, 9:30 am, DOCTORAL DEFENSE, Administration Building, Room 307

Eric Baker will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD degree in the area of Old Testament Studies. Baker’s dissertation title is, “The Eschatological Role of the Jerusalem Temple: An Examination of Jewish Writings Dating From 586BCE to 70 CE”.  Those wishing to attend must make their request by calling # 6002 no later than January 24, 2014.
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Altered Class Schedule for Week of Prayer

Next week, Jan. 21-25, is Week of Prayer on the Berrien Springs campus. The altered class schedule is below; note that afternoon classes remain the same.



(Tuesday and Thursday: Regular class schedule)

7:30 a.m. courses meet from 7:20-8:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m. courses meet from 8:10-8:50 a.m.

9:30 a.m. courses meet from 9:00-9:40 a.m.

10:30 a.m. courses meet from 9:50-10:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. courses meet from 10:40 a.m.-11:20 a.m.



11:30am Tuesday-Friday Week of Prayer in PMC Sanctuary

7:30pm Tuesday -Friday Week of Prayer in PMC Youth Chapel

University Vespers 7pm - Jose Bourget

Join us this Friday at 7:00pm in the PMC Sanctuary for a University Vespers featuring Jose Bourget, one of our campus chaplains. 

New Life Fellowship - MLK Sabbath

Pathfinder Leadership Training

Pathfinder Leadership training for Master Guides, Pathfinder Leadership Award, Pathfinder Instructor Award, and AYMT Club Directors, beginning at PMC this weekend. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Israel Houghton & New Breed

Israel Houghton and New Breed Concert
Howard Performing Arts Center
January 19, 2014 7:00 pm


Making an impact by overcoming cultural and denominational barriers, Israel Houghton and New Breed is a group of world-class musicians united to create a revolutionary fresh sound, which fuses gospel praise with contemporary worship music. The band’s founder and leading man, Israel Houghton, has been a major player in music ministry for 22 years, and his work includes over 50 albums as an artist or producer, countless accolades and several awards, including five GRAMMY Awards, 13 Dove Awards, two Stellar Awards and a Soul Train Music Award. Houghton’s current album “Jesus At The Center” debuted on multiple Billboard Charts and was named by Worship Leader Magazine as one of the Top 15 worship albums of the decade.

$30 Reserved Seating
$10 AU Students
$25 Flex Series
$25 Faculty & Staff 

Faith Esham & Chi Yong Yun

Faith Esham & Chi Yong Yun
Howard Performing Arts Center
January 18, 2014 7:00 pm


Nationally famous lyric soprano Faith Esham has performed in leading opera houses of the United States as well as Europe. She received a GRAMMY Award as principal soloist and best opera recording in 1984. Known for both her musicality and ability to express poignant emotion, Esham brings theatricality to the classical stage. Most recently, Esham was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at the May commencement service at Andrews University. The recipient of both the Walter W. Naumberg Award and the Concours International de Chant de Paris, Esham is currently an adjunct professor of voice at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. She will perform selections that include pieces by Hugo Wolf and Henri Duparc.

Free Admission

Bookstore Open Monday

In an effort to better serve and accommodate students, the bookstore will be open next Monday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

GPS forum-Growth Purpose Spirit

Change the world? Poverty within Berrien Springs. Location: Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall Date: January 25 Time: 5pm

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Reflection Lunchtime Forum

Pathfinder Leadership Training

The Center for Youth Evangelism is offering Pathfinder Leadership training to equip leaders for children's ministry.  Are you ready to be invested at Oshkosh?

AYMT Basic Staff

Four Master Guide seminars, Christian Storytelling honor, and Church Heritage Award

Pathfinder Leadership Award 

Pathfinder Instructor Award 

AYMT Club Directorship

AYMT Instructor  

All classes are without charge, and no registration is required.  The venue is Pioneer Memorial Church. The full schedule is attached. 


Monday, January 13, 2014

Health Professions Career Fair

When: January 27, 2014
Where: Howard Performing Arts Center
Time: 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Juniors and seniors from health professions, social work, communication/public relations, business and chaplaincy are invited to this annual fair. Please bring your resume when you come to meet with prospective employers. Professional attire is highly recommended.


Scrapbooking Together

Scrapbooking Together
Join us on Sunday, January 26, at 10 AM for a day of scrapbooking or cardmaking in the Pioneer Memorial Church Commons. Bring your projects and lunch and stay until 5 PM or just come for a couple of hours. We provide prizes and snacks. If you have questions, please call Sherrie at 269.471.3134.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Girls of Mercy Concert Feb. 1st Seminar Chapel

Come enjoy the worship-filled harmonies of the Girls of Mercy, Saturday February 1 in the Seminary Chapel. Admission is free and donations are accepted. Invite a friend- we'll see you there!

Friday, January 10, 2014


A survey and analysis of the Emerging/Emergent Church "movement;" the historical background of the idea of the Emerging/Emergent Church; the most significant characteristics of the "movement;" and its implications to contemorary Christianity in general, and Seventh-day Adventism in particular.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

AICER Symposium - Dr. Sawyer, Integration of Faith & Learning

AICER presentations for the Spring 2014 will resume  on Tuesday, January 14, at 5:30 p.m. in Bell Hall, Room 013, with a presentation entitled, "A Qualitative Study of the Integration of Faith and Learning:  The Levels of Integration Model”

Presenter:  Dr. Pauline Sawyer,  Associate Professor of Psychology at Oakwood College

In this presentation Dr. Sawyer will discuss how  professors at a faith-based institution integrate faith and learning? The results from the qualitative grounded theory study involving semi-structured interviews of twenty-eight faculty indicate that faculty integrate faith both in and out of the classroom, in practical as well as theoretical ways that positively impact the students both academically and spiritually. She will propose a model of the levels of integration to summarize the findings, and compare the model with other integration models.

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall 013.
Online participants to login as "Guest" at   or whether or not they are registered Andrews students.

Instrumentalists Needed

Andrews University's Wind Symphony is in need of players for the following instruments: 

a.      Percussionists
b.      Tenor Sax
c.      Oboe and Bassoon
d.      Bb Clarinet & Bass Clarinet

Interested parties should contact Alan Mitchell ASAP.  There are a few performance scholarships left for students that may be available for you. 

Dr. Mitchell's contact information:
269-471-6340 (office)
269-876-9953 (cell)


Freshman Winter Fest

A Winter Fest is planned for all Freshmen on campus, January 18, 2014. Come and enjoy pizza, donuts, hot chocolate as well as sledding on the tubing hill. There will be a contest for the best decorated Ginger Bread House, prizes will be given. Follow the tiki torches that lead to the Pathfinder Building; the event will run 6:30-9:30p, and remember to dress warm!

Fourth Annual Graduate Students Consecration Service

U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black is the featured speaker for the Graduate Students Consecration Service on Sabbath, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center. His sermon is titled, “The Blessing of Adversity.”

The School of Graduate Studies & Research hosts this annual event, which is designed to recognize the graduate student population and to consecrate their pursuit of higher education. “Philosophically, Seventh-day Adventist education is holistic. Therefore, our students should experience intellectual stimulation, social interaction, emotional well-being, and spiritual renewal,” says Christon Arthur, dean of the School of Graduate Studies & Research. “The Graduate Students Consecration service calls students to holiness, spiritual connectedness, and consecration.”

On June 27, 2003, Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (Ret.) was elected the 62nd Chaplain of the Senate. He started his work on July 7, 2003. Prior to Capitol Hill, Chaplain Black served in the U.S. Navy for more than 27 years, ending his distinguished career as the Chief of Navy Chaplains. The Senate elected its first chaplain in 1789. In addition to opening the Senate each day in prayer, Chaplain Black provides counseling and spiritual care for Senators, their families and staff—a combined constituency of more than 7,000 people. He also meets with Senators about spiritual and moral issues, assists with research on theological and biblical questions, and facilitates discussion and reflection small groups among Senators and staff. He also conducts marriage enrichment counseling and officiates at weddings, funerals, and memorial services. Chaplain Black initiates and participates in special and seasonal observances, leads interdenominational prayer gatherings, and cultivates relationships with local clergy and leaders of humanitarian agencies.

President Niels-Erik Andreasen and Provost Andrea Luxton will address students during the service. Each graduate student was presented with a copy of Black's inspiring book.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

New CYB Co-Ed Group Training

Change Your Body, Co-Ed Fitness for couples and friends: A new strength co-ed conditioning class is being formed at the Lamson Health Club in January.  Within each workout, you’ll get: dynamic warm-ups, core training, strength training and metabolic work to burn fat and improve your overall conditioning. You will learn the proper technique how to build muscle, shed fat, and show off your lean, athletic midsection. The class will be offered on Sunday morning from 8am-8:45am in the aerobic room of the Lamson Health Club. During class you will follow your individual workout plan which you will repeat during the weekdays. The workout routines will be tailored to your personal goals or as needed. Working out together provides a serious boost of motivation, makes you accountable to each other, and helps you learn to monitor each others form. If you would like to get fit together don’t miss this unique opportunity and sign up by e-mailing   More information will be provided via e-mail.

Group Personal Training

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, January 12, 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


Changes in Expense Report Form

As of January 1, the mileage reimbursement rate has been changed to .42 per mile.

PLEASE download the NEW expense report to your computer so you are using the most up-to-date form for your submissions. 

TAXABLE?  Expense reports must be submitted within 60 days of incurring expense or returning from a trip, or it is considered taxable income by the IRS.  Your late reimbursement will be processed, and then taxed as income to you through our payroll system.

To assure your expense report gets processed in the timeliest manner, please make sure you have the correct and acceptable documentation attached before submitting: (this information can also be found at the bottom of the expense report form)
- ORIGINAL, itemized receipt that shows the detail of what was purchased (not just an amount)
- Receipt that shows the METHOD of payment (credit card, check, cash)
- Label each receipt with: G/L account number to charge; business purpose; and if a meal expense – list of attendees.
- NOT ACCEPTED: order confirmations, credit card charge slips that show only total and signature, shipping confirmation/packing slips (unless purchase and payment detail per above is listed)

History & Political Science Evening Lecture

Lecture:  "Spirit in the Heartland: Case Study of Civil Society and Religion in a Small City." Presented by Dr. Wilkes Karraker. 

Date: January 28, 2014

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Newbold Auditorium

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Revive Vespers

Revive Vespers - Ellen White: More than a Prophet? 

Speaker: Justin Torossian

Description: Justin Torossian, a third-generation grandson of Ellen G. White, will present a three-part series on the topic of the Spirit of Prophecy.

Location: Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex, Andrews University.

- PART 1: Ellen: The Woman Behind the Ministry  (Friday, January 17 at 7:30 pm)

We often hear her quoted, misquoted, read her writings and what others have written of her...but what was Ellen G White really like? Join us as we discover the mother, grandmother, humorous and happy person that Ellen White truly was.

- PART 2: EGW vs WWW  (Friday, January 24 at 7:30 pm)

Ellen White and the Internet critics.

- PART 3: Ellen G Who? (Friday, January 31 at 7:30 pm)

What do a Jewish rabbi from Ronald Reagan's staff, a Muslim Imam, and a non-Christian modern health advocate have in common? Come find out!


Take Precautions Against the Flu

We are starting to see an increase in flu symptoms in the area with even some reported fatalities in young adults attributed to the H1N1 (Swine flu) strain of the flu in both Indiana and Michigan.

Here are some links for more information on the flu:

CDC’s three steps to fight the flu

CDC’s page on Flu symptoms and severity

CDC’s main page on seasonal influenza (flu)

South Bend Tribune article on recent flu-related fatalities

ChemSem: Alternatives for Global Helium Shortage

Did you know who is the world’s largest supplier of helium? Do you know what industries depend heavily on helium? Did you know that there is a global shortage of helium?

Everyone is welcome to attend our first Winter-Spring 2014 session in the Andrews University Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series this coming Thursday, January 9 at 4:30pm. As usual we meet in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Thursday's seminar topic is:
Alternatives for the Global Helium Shortage   
Our guest speaker is:
John Rorabeck, Forensic Analyst, Berrien County Forensic Lab

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

Learn more about this subject at: 

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.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hot Drinks & Movie Monday Night

David Iwasa, director of University Towers, invites all students to a movie night, complete with hot drinks, in the Student Activity Center of the Campus Center at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6. Come comisserate with others waiting out the storm on campus, and warm up with a toasty beverage. See you there!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Dining Services Hours for January 6th

Due to the University moving the first day of classes from Monday, January 6, to Tuesday, January 7, the Terrace Cafe and Gazebo will be on break hours for Monday, January 6, and will resume normal hours again on Tuesday, January 7.

Hours for the Dining Services areas for Monday, January 6, 2014:

Terrace Cafe: Breakfast—CLOSED
                      Lunch - 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
                      Supper - 5–6 p.m.

Gazebo: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

Announcement from Office of International Student services

The office of International student services and programs will be closed on Monday, January 6, 2014.

We will re-open on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 1 - 5 pm and will open for regular business on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

New and Transfer International students are required to attend an Orientation session on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10:30 am. This event will take place in the Campus Center building. Please bring your passport and I-20 document with you.

Dining Services Break Hours Extended to January 7th

The Break Hours for Dining Services have been extended to Tuesday, January 7th. Normal hours will resume on Wednesday, January 8th for the first day of classes.

Hours for the Dining Services areas for Monday and Tuesday, January 6th and 7th, 2014:

Terrace Cafe: Breakfast - CLOSED
                      Lunch - 11:30am -1:30pm
                      Supper - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Gazebo: 8:00am - 7:00pm

Thursday, January 2, 2014

SED Named Scholarship Applications

School of Education 2014-2015 Scholarship Applications

Applications are now available for School of Education (SED) named scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Only students enrolled in SED programs are eligible. Applications are available in the SED Dean’s Office (Bell Hall, Room 105) as well as each SED department office. Applications must be submitted to the SED Dean’s Office by noon on Friday, February 7, 2014.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Dissertation Defense


On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Joseph Rakocy will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Joseph Rakocy’s dissertation title is, “John Bruce, Jr.: A Sixty-Nine-Year Leadership Journey Through Change in the US Army.”

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


Weather Station at RMES

Atop Ruth Murdock Elementary School is a weather station that monitors current weather conditions on campus and then it populates the data online. You may utilize this tool, too, in order to monitor the weather conditions on campus, including wind speeds.

Here is the link

We thank Mr. Waller, and his team, for making this helpful resource available to our campus.

GROW Group Registration 2014

GROW Group registration begins January 11th, 2014!  Take a moment to check out all the groups that Andrews Student Leaders and PMC Leaders are offering for our mutual growth in this journey of discipleship.  Register soon to get into the group of your choice.  Many groups fill quickly, and we want you to have your first choice! Go to and click on GROW Groups!  Any questions?  Contact Carolyn Strzyzykowski, or call 269-519-2801.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Horn Museum Holiday Closure

We will be closed December 22, 2013-January 3, 2014 due to the Christmas and New Year holidays. We hope you all have a great holiday season! Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

PMC Christmas Eve Service

Come to the Manager

Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 7:00

Pioneer Memorial Church

You are welcome to attend a special Christmas eve service at Pioneer Memorial Church. The program will begin at 7:00pm, and include the Luke 2 story, special music, and Christmas carols.  Following the service, refreshments will be served in the commons.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


The Office of International Student services and programs will be closed from December 23 - 27, 2013 in lieu of the Christmas Holiday. On December 30-31, 2013, we will be open on a limited basis. If you need assistance you may contact us via email:; or by dialing: (269) 471 3310 / (269) 471 6378.

This office will re-open for regular business to serve your needs on January 2, 2014.

If you have any emergency related to your international student immigration matters, you may call Robert Benjamin at (269) 240 0938 or Silmara (269) 861 5844.

We want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a BLESSED beginning to 2014!



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Lamson Health Club Holiday Recess Hours

Lamson Health Club will be open the following hours December 15 - January 5:

Monday - Thursday:
6:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm




Lamson Health Club Holiday Sale

Lamson Health Club Holiday Sale:  10% off 2 semester and 3 semester memberships AND 10% off massages from December 15 to January 12.  Membership includes use of exercise equipment, jacuzzi, sauna, and aerobics classes.  Andrews students can charge their memberships to their student accounts during this time.  For more information and holiday recess hours call 471-3449.

Bookstore Hours

The AU Bookstore will be closed From December 19, 2013 -January 3, 2014 for the Christmas break.

It will reopen Sunday the 5 of January, from  9am-2pm.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Speech-Language Pathology Public Meeting

The Speech-Language Pathology Program at Andrews University, as part of its application for candidacy for accreditation from the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology invites the public to provide input to our site visitors regarding our proposed program. The public meeting will take place on Monday, Dec. 16, from 4–5 p.m. in Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall. Please see attachment for details.

IMC Closed Monday, Dec. 9

The Integrated Marketing & Communication office will be closed next Monday, Dec. 9, and will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

PMC Family Vespers

Come to a special vespers at the PMC Youth Chapel at 6pm, where youth leaders will be invested as Master Guides or receive the Pathfinder Leadership Award.  May God direct and bless their ministry to young people.


END OF THE LINE Poetry Reading

What: Students and faculty reading their original poetry, plus some favorites by other poets

Where: Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

When: 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5

Bonus: Refreshments afterward provided by Phi Kappa Phi, and co-curricular credit available

Sponsored by the Departments of English and Communications

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Piano Studio Recital

Professor Chi Yong Yun's piano students will be performing at the Howard Performing Arts Center on December 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm. 

Andrews University Policies for Gift Giving & Donations

- HOLIDAY GIFT-GIVING is just around the corner.  Please keep in mind the gift policy:  Gift Receipts submitted for reimbursement must include the name and social security number of the gift recipient if value is $50 or higher .  GIFT CARDS are discouraged, however if you choose to purchase gift cards, this same information is required for ALL gift cards, regardless of dollar value.  Gift cards given to International individuals have a 30% tax added which will be charged to the department.  These are  requirements of the U.S. Tax Law.  (For more info see Gift & Gift Card Processing on our website)
- PHILANTHROPY AND A GIVING SPIRIT is abundant on our campus.  If your department feels moved to donate to a project or cause, please take up a collection for this.  The use of departmental funds that have been budgeted for the direct operating needs of your department are not to be used in this manner.
- SOLICITING DONATIONS of University departmental funds is against policy.  Requests from individuals, external entities, departments or clubs should be directed to the University Advancement Office which has an allocated budget for such requests.  Policy can be viewed on our website:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bookstore Sale for Faculty & Staff Only

The Andrews University Bookstore will be holding a 25% off sale for faculty and staff only, (must have your AU ID card),now through Dec. 18, as the bookstore will be closed Dec. 19, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014. Merry Christmas!

Reflection Lunchtime Forum

"A Disciple's Guide to Immigration" with a special presentation by Denis Fortin entitled "The Stranger Within Thy Gates." For details click the attachment below.

New Life Fellowship - Japhet De Oliveira

Interseed Prayer conference

Interseed Prayer Conference

Sabbath, December 7, 5:00pm

Seminary Chapel


O come Let Us Adore Him, the Light of the World! All semester long we have been going every week into the Berrien Springs community praying with our friends and neighbors. Come now to lift them up in a special way. Come now to lift up all the needs to the Savior. Come now to pray that God pour out His Holy Spirit!

All prayer ministries across campus and the community come together to share in testimonies and prayers. And we will also consider a thought entitled "The Shortest Prayer in the Bible"

Monday, December 2, 2013

Revive Vespers

Join us for the last Revive Vespers of the Fall Semester. Akeem James, a student at the Seminary will speak on the "Fourth Angel's Message" in the book of Revelation! Come and learn more about preparing to meet our Lord!

Time: December 6, 7:30 pm.

Location: Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex.

Speaker: Akeem James.

Title: "The Fourth Angel's Message and The Final Gospel"



Doctor of Ministry: Scholar Practitioner

Youth Missions Honduras

Youth Missions Honduras
This Thursday a team of about 20 students will leave for Honduras for an ongoing mission partnership with the Hogar de Ninos (Children's Home) operated by REACH International. The main focus of the mission team will be to conduct a day camp for about 150 children from the Hogar and the surrounding communities. This includes some of the poorest children. Due to rising luggage fees, we're no longer taking much baggage, but we are taking funds to purchase clothing and food there. Your daily prayer support is vital to this outreach ministry. Donations can be made through Pioneer Memorial Church and should be marked "PMC Youth Missions Honduras". For more information contact Glenn Russell (

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Benefit Sale for the Philippines

On November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan devastated the people of the Philippines. In an effort to raise funds for those affected, Teresa Reeve’s Gospels class at the seminary has decided to organize a garage sale and are inviting you to join in the effort. The sale will be held from 8 am to 5 pm on Sunday December 8, 2013 at the Andrews Discipleship Center, located right behind the Fil-Am SDA Church at 8454 Kephart Lane in Berrien Springs. All proceeds will go directly to the Philippines through the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). You can help by purchasing items at the sale or by donating new or lightly used items. Donations may be dropped off at the site of the sale from 12 PM to 4 PM on Friday, Dec 6, from 6 PM to 10 PM Saturday Dec 7, or 6 AM to 8 AM Sunday Dec 8. For additional information, contact Kelber Mazur at

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Changes in HR Staff

Tiffani Grigsby, employment and benefits manager,  will be leaving Andrews University at the end of the month. Her final day in the office is Friday, Nov. 29. We wish her well in her future, and thank her for her service to Andrews. 

Taking over Tiffani's responsibilities is Lilian Akawobsa, currently in the office in training. We are happy to have Lilian join us and welcome her warmly to the HR team.

Book Buyback

Andrews University Bookstore will be offering Book Buy Back from December 9-13, Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm and Friday, 9am-1pm.

Students may also return retail books.

Winter Weather Safety Tips

Winter weather has arrived, and the recent cold, snow, and wind we’ve experienced has brought to mind some resources of which the Andrews University community should be aware.

Stay safe, have fun and please review the following resources regarding winter weather and emergency planning. All of these resources are available year-round on the Andrews University Campus Safety webpage

Emergency Preparedness: Download the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Preparedness Guide

Blizzards Procedure: Review Andrews University’s blizzard procedure for class cancellation details.

Severe Weather Response: Develop a family emergency plan and learn how to respond before, during, and after severe weather conditions.

Winter Storms & Extreme Cold: Build an emergency kit and learn how to respond before, during, and after to winter storms and extreme cold.

Space Heater Safety: Watch this short video for quick tips on safe use of space heaters.

Winter Car Kit: Scroll own on this page to see FEMA’s recommendations for a winter driving kit.

Winter Tires: Use winter tires to stop 20 feet sooner. Watch this video to see the difference between winter tires and all-season tires.

What Every Driver Should Know: The State of Michigan has provided information for drivers regarding emergencies and special situations

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Honors Toy Drive

GPS Forum: What if You Ran the Seventh-day Adventist Church?

November 23rd 5:30pm
Newbold Auditorium
"What if You Ran the Seventh-day Adventist church?"


GPS is a discussion forum designed to address the topics and issues today’s young adult Christians face. With panelists from the campus ranging from students, professors, and chaplains, it is the perfect opportunity to hear various points of view. Come and partake in the discussion.

Tornado Relief Statement

At Campus Ministries we have received a number of inquiries from students who are interested in volunteering for service to the affected areas hit by the tornadoes in the midwest this past Sunday.

The immediate need in response to the tornado, is for crisis management.  This requires first responders who are the trained professionals. After these initial needs are met the need for volunteers will emerge.  When that happens information will come to us and the ability to organize volunteers will arise.  However that may take a week or two. When we receive more information, we will make it known to the Campus community. 

Andrews University Bookstore Sale

The Andrews University Bookstore is having a Storewide  20% off Sale, The only exemptions are textbooks and some food items.

This week only November 18-22, 2013.

Camille Martin to Speak for ChemSem

Horn Museum Hours

The Horn Museum will be closed this Sabbath, November 23; however we will be open Sabbath, November 30, from 3-5 pm.

Free Sabbath Breakfast

Start this Sabbath off right, with a hearty breakfast! Your AUSA Senate will be hosting breakfast this Saturday in Lamson and Meier Hall between 9:30 am and 10:30 am. University towers and Community are welcome too!!! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Public Comment on Accreditation

The Speech-Language Pathology Program at Andrews University, as part of its application for candidacy for accreditation from the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, invites the public to provide input to our site visitors regarding our proposed program. Please visit the SPLAD webpage for more informaton:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

GPS Forums - What if Young Adults Ran the Church?

November 23, 2013

5:30pm Newbold Auditorium


New Life Fellowship - Dwight Nelson

New Life Fellowship

Sabbath, November 23, 2013


Join us this Sabbath for a worship service featuring guest speaker and PMC Senior Pastor, Dwight K. Nelson. The message is entitled: “Shameless Audacity: OverDUE” 

True That: Best of History of Graphic Design

The History of Graphic Design class will be showing an exhibition of Jenny Holzer's truisms illustrated in the style of history's great graphic designers. Refreshments and credit will be available.

The opening will be from 6:30-8:30 on Wednesday, November 20. The exhibition will run through next Tuesday.

"Singing Psalms"

Friday, November 22, 7:00 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

The Department of Music presents “Singing Psalms,” featuring the voice students of Andrews University. Join with them as they share many of the great Psalm and Scripture song settings from the early 1900's. Among the gems being sung are “The Lord Is My Light – Allitsen; “The Publican” - Van de Water; “O Divine Redeemer” – Gounod; “Consider the Lilies” – Scott; “Alleluja” – Hummel; and so many more.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear these songs again. Admission is FREE.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Revive Vespers

Join us this week for our last Friday vespers before the Thanksgiving. Our speaker of the night is Joseph Carty, a student at the Seminary. Joseph has a fascinating testimony of conversion from atheism and agnosticism to Christianity. The title of his presentation is "God on Trial" linking his personal experience with atoning sacrifice of Jesus and the vindication of God's character in the last days.

Time: Friday, November 22, 2013 @ 7:30 pm.

Place: Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex.

co-curricular credit available


Additional Changes to Information Directory

Please note the following additions to the Alphabetical Listing in the 2013-14 Information Directory:

Carlene Johnson     Retired Staff              473-3910
Glenn Johnson        Professor Emeritus      473-3910

Sunday, November 17, 2013

AICER Symposium with Graduate Students

Andrews International Center for Educational Research ( AICER) invites students and faculty to attend a symposium  on Thursday November 21, at 5:30 p.m.

Presenters:  Margeaux Levy, Tammy Overstreet, Olivia Spence (Andrews Curriculum and Instruction Students)

Title:  Why Do They Choose to Become Teachers and Why Does it Matter?

This study examines when and why teachers choose the teaching career and the relationship between their motivations and their beliefs. The researchers used secondary data from the FIT-Choice survey with parochial, in-service teachers. The findings indicate that students commonly choose teaching as a career while in grade school or in college, with very few deciding in high school. This study also identified the following five factors for choosing teaching: a desire to help shape the future, a desire to work with children and adolescents, perceived ability to teach well, a desire to make social contributions, and intrinsic career value. These reasons are consistent across age, race, and gender.  

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

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

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Music & Worship Conference

You are invited to attend the tenth annual Andrews University Music and Worship Conference, January 9-11, 2014. Hosted across the University’s campus, this ministry of the Center for Youth Evangelism is also sponsored by Andrews University’s Department of Christian Ministry and Department of Music, and the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. The event will provide biblically-rooted training for church musicians, pastors, worship leaders, and anyone involved in worship ministry.
A complete list of presenters, workshops, and worship experiences will be available at: Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn, be inspired, and earn academic credit.

Students interested in attending the Conference for credit simply need to register for one of the courses listed above. In addition to tuition, a $95 registration fee for the Conference will be charged to your account (No refunds will be given for this event. Please substitute someone to attend in your place if you find you will not be able to attend).

Non-credit registration is available at up until the start of the event. For more information email or visit

Academic Credit Available:

MUED438 Workshop: AU Music & Worship Conference
MUED648 Workshop: AU Music & Worship Conference
GSEM648 Workshop: Word & Music
CHMN523 Worship: Word & Music


Mission Trip and Class

There will be a spring break mission trip to Beirut, Lebanon to conduct campus ministry and friendship evangelism. The tour is sponsored by the Department of Religion and includes gen ed religion classes taught by Pastor Russell. Students must register for the 4 credits of tour classes and there is a $400 tour fee. Enjoy sharing your faith? Want to explore God's call to missions? Want to learn about another culture? If you've been thinking about missions, this class might be for you. Contact Glenn Russell ( as space is limited - but we do need a few more male students on the team!


Winter Clothing

Dear Campus and Community friends:

We are writing to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generous donation of winter clothings. We have received many donations and many of these items have already been given to the neediest of international students. If you have not had the opportunity to donate as of yet, you still have the opportunity to do so. We will gladly accept additional donations of these items. We have had specific requests for both men and women boots and shoes. 

Our office is located in the Campus center building within the Department of Student life. Once again, we thank you for your generosity to help someone in need.

Robert Benjamin and Silmara Ferreira

Office of International Student services and programs

Andrews University



Jordan Field School


                Come and find out more about plans for the 2014 season of the Jordan Field School at Tall Hisban, Biblical Heshbon, in Jordan! The field school spans three weeks starting May 23 and ending June 16. If you, or someone you know, is interested in finding out more about this exceptional opportunity to study and travel in the Holy Land of Jordan, please plan to attend one of the following informational meetings.

Nov. 15 Friday, 1:00pm in the Horn Archaeological Museum classroom

Nov. 25 Monday, 5:00pm in Buller Hall Room 208

Dec. 04 Wednesday, 12:00pm in the Buller Hall Dept Beh Sci Research Lab

Dec. 06 Friday, 12:00pm in the Horn Archaeological Museum classroom             

For more info click here.

Music and Worship Conference

Andrews University Music and Worship Conference
January 9-11, 2014

Academic Credit Available:

MUED438 Workshop: AU Music & Worship Conference
MUED648 Workshop: AU Music & Worship Conference
GSEM648 Workshop: Word & Music
CHMN523 Worship: Word & Music

A complete list of presenters, workshops, worship experiences and non-credit registration will be available here. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn, be inspired, and earn academic credit.

Students interested in attending the Conference for credit simply need to register for one of the courses listed above. In addition to tuition, a $95 registration fee for the Conference will be charged to your account. No refunds will be given for this event. Please substitute someone to attend in your place if you find you will not be able to attend.

Biology Poster Presentations

Who & What:  Poster presentations from undergraduates taking BIOL464, Systems Physiology:  As a capstone lab experience, the Systems Physiology students will report on experiments that they have designed and performed during the semester.   All faculty are invited!

When:  2 poster sessions will be held on Wednesday, Dec 4:  9:30-10:20 am and 2:00-3:00 pm

Where:  2nd floor of Price Hall (Dept of Biology Commons)

Contact Pamela Litvak for more information at

Faculty Technology Showcase

Faculty Technology Showcase:  These monthly showcases are presented by faculty with Q&A sessions.  The next Faculty Technology Showcase is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, from 12:30-1:30pm.  Discuss challenges and responses to the popular use of mobile devices. What are the effects on our human interactions? At home? In the workplace? In the classroom? What are some appropriate responses? How can we guide our students to more balanced living with technology?

Lunch is provided and RSVP is required

Please click here for more information and to RSVP.

Bikes for Cuba

The Master of Divinity Program at Andrews University needs your help!  Participating in a mission opportunity in Havana, Cuba this March, we are raising funds to provide Bible workers and pastors with 100 bicycles that will aid in their ministry.  Equipping a pastor/bible worker with a bicycle does not only mean affordable transportation, but means speeding up the soul winning process as well.

Make a contribution today. Your donation of only $150 will buy a bicycle for a Bible worker or pastor in Cuba.
For more information, contact the MDiv office at or 269.471.3538 or click here.

Graduate Student Brunch

Waller Lectureship on the Arts

The 6th annual John O. Waller Lectureship on the Arts will take place Thursday evening, November 14, at 7 p.m. in the Newbold Auditorium of Buller Hall. The speaker will be Regina Schwartz, a professor from Northwern University, who has previous served as president of the Milton Society and chair of the Modern Language Association's Religion and Literature section. Her talk is entitled "The Mass and the Theater: Othello and Sacrifice." Co-curricular credit available.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Israel Concert: A Cappella Audition

Do you want to open for Israel Houghton?

Audition for the chance to open for Israel Houghton in concert at the Howard Performing Arts Center Sunday, January 19th!

Auditions will be held in Newbold Auditorium Sunday November 24th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. 

Sign up in the student life office by Thursday, November 21st.

A Cappella performances of Christian songs only. Groups and solo acts may use acoustic and hand held instruments only. For more information please go to


Israel Concert: Win Tickets!

Win premium seat tickets to the Israel Houghton Concert Sunday January 19th, at 7:00pm!

Submit a cover of an Israel Houghton song to to be placed in a drawing. 

This is an informal contest. From lip syncing in your dorm room to live instruments and vocals all is welcome and use your imagination

Can't wait to see your great videos! For more information please go to

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Live United!

With less a few days to go, Andrews employees are pushing toward the finish line!  However it's not just about reaching our campus goals, but about the people who will be served because of the support we help provide.  If you haven't done so already, be sure to read about the wonderful services related to education, income, health and basic needs that United Way can provide to our community when we all do our part.  And you may discover a service that would be helpful to someone you know!  Visit their website. Then pull that form out of the pile on your desk, fill it out and send it back to the President's Office at 0670.  Thank you for Living United!

Thanksgiving meal from Dining Services

Dining Services would like to remind you that we will be accepting orders for our Thanksgiving to go meal until the 22nd of November. To view more details about the meal and see the menu visit our website or call our office at x3161. We look forward to helping you serve your family and friends this Thanksgiving holiday!

New Life Fellowship - Communion Sabbath

Join us this Sabbath in New Life Fellowship for Communion Sabbath.

Ordinance of Humiliy - Footwashing will begin at 10:15am followed by the Divine Service


University Vespers @ 7PM with Dick Duerksen

Join us for a special University Vespers at its new time of 7PM.

Maranatha Volunteers International with speaker Dick Duerksen will give us a sneak peak into the world of building people by building buildings!

Center for College Faith Luncheon

Center for College Faith Luncheon
Presenter: Japhet De Oliveira, University Chaplain, One Place Senior Pastor, Co-Founder of the One Project

Title: "Musings on One Place and the One Project"
Date and Time: Thursday, November 21st at 12:30 - 1:20 pm
Location: Whirlpool Room, Chan Shun Hall

Please RSVP to me via email no later than November 19th.

J. Christopher Howk to Speak for ChemSem

Monday, November 11, 2013

HR Administrative Process Training

We are happy to announce that we will be resuming our regular HR Administrative Process Training again in November. This upcoming training will require that ALL departments attend. We will be reviewing HR processes such as Workmen’s Compensation, Payroll and Compensation. In addition, the following important changes in HR will be discussed:

     - UPDATED hiring process
     - NEW online job posting and job application process
     - NEW Human Resources website

Please have one representative RSVP for one of the four sessions available below (they are all the same).  RSVP by sending an email to, and be sure to include your full name, ID#, email address, department you work in, and the day and time you are interested in participating. 

     Wednesday, November 13
     Location: Badger Room, Campus Center
          * 9 a.m.–noon
          * 1–4 p.m.

     Thursday, November 14
     Location: Lincoln Room, Campus Center
           * 9 a.m.–noon
          * 1–4 p.m.

There are only 30 seats available for each session. Breakfast will be provided for the morning sessions and lunch will be provided for the afternoon sessions.

Journey in Concert

Journey will be in concert on Saturday, November 16, 2013, 5:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Memorial Church on the Campus of Andrews University.  A love offering will be collected. Guest Artist will be Girls of Mercy

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Revive Vespers

Join us for the second part of the presentation on the Biblical Flood by Dr. John Baldwin entitled "Wreckage of a Drowned Planet: New Evidence for the Genesis Flood"!

Dr. Baldwin, a former professor at the Seminary will be speaking about the newest geological discoveries concerning the Noah's Flood.

In this lecture Dr. Baldwin will present the major evidence of the biblical Flood all around the world.

You dont want to miss this presentation!

November 15, @ 7:30 pm at the Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex, Andrews University.

Co-Curricular Credit Available

Friday, November 8, 2013

Graduate Piano Recital

Anne Loura will give a graduate piano recital on Monday, November 18, at 8:00 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.  She will perform works by Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven. 

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Graduate Flute Recital

Debra Rosengren will give a graduate flute recital on Sunday, November 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.  She will perform works by Rutter, Genzmer, and Iebert.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Junior Preview

AU Junior Preview will be on November 17 & 18.  We're expecting 237 students this year, with parents and sponsors it give us a total of 270 all together. Junior Preview is the largest Preview Event  of the school year. Enrollment would like to say a big thank you in advance for your help with this event.

PMC Family Vespers

Roger Morneau,  a man of God and prayer warrior, wrote "Incredible Answers to Prayer," "A Trip into the Supernatural," and other inspirational books.  His life and ministry were a tribute to the power of God to rescue souls from the power of evil.

Come to PMC Family vespers to hear Roger's friends, Cyril & Cynthia Grosse, share an amazing story which will inspire you to intercede with God on  behalf of your friends, and encourage you.  For the work that the Holy Spirit accomplished for Roger Morneau, He can also do for you.  

Cyril & Cynthia Grosse
PMC Youth Chapel
November 9th, 2013

University Vespers @ 7PM

University Vespers is starting at a new time: 7:00pm.

This Friday's Vespers is in partnership with BSCF Impact Vespers. It will feature gospel flavored worship music and a focus on theme of Moving our Identify in Christ.


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Toy Drive for Kids

Campus Ministries is hosting a toy drive in partnership with Neighbor to Neighbor.  Here are some of the drop off locations: Residence Halls, CIDP Office (Buller Hall upper level), Seminary, Chan Shun Hall, and many others.

We are looking for toys for ages 5-11 years old. 



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