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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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.


Andrews Events Calendar

Want greater exposure for your event? Try posting to the Andrews University events calendar online.  It's a simple form and will appear on the Andrews University homepage and the Andrews Agenda email. Visit


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. 

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights, 9:30pm

Howard Peforming Arts Center 


We are asking the question: Why Believe?

Join us for praise and dialogue.

AICER Symposium -College Accreditation

Andrews International Center for Educational Research ( AICER) invites students and faculty to attend a   symposium on college accreditation on Thursday November 14, at 5:30 p.m.

Title: What Accreditation Means and What Accreditors Are Looking for

 Presenter:  Dr. James Jeffrey,  Dean of the School of Education, Andrews University

The School of Education (SED) offers the most accredited programs of any school or college at Andrews University.  Why does the SED hold so many accreditations?  Because earning a degree is a significant achievement and an important investment for our students and their futures. Since so much of their future success depends on their educational foundation, the quality of the education a student receives, makes a huge difference.

Earning a degree from a highly accredited program, verifies that the quality of the educational experience students have received meets the standards of the profession.  It also increases and enhances employment opportunities and permits entry to a  profession through licensure, registration, and certification.

The SED holds accreditation from NCATE, NASP, CACREP, the State of Michigan, and the NAD Office of Education. We are currently pursuing APA (American Psychological Association) accreditation for our PhD program in Counseling Psychology. Accreditation informs the public that the SED operates at the highest levels of educational quality and integrity.

Dr. Jim Jeffery, Dean, has led the SED through three highly successful NCATE accreditation visits.  As well, he  is only one of very few Adventist educators who are NCATE Board of Examiner members.  In this capacity, he has been a member of visiting teams for the past 5 year and has visited 3 Catholic universities, an historically black Baptist college, the Teacher's College at Columbia University and several other private denominational colleges across the US.

Because of his experiences, Dr. Jeffrey is in a unique position to explain why accreditation is so important - and what accreditors look for when they arrive on a campus.

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

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


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Andrews University SciFEST

Nov 14-17 will be the first annual SciFEST weekend hosted by the STEM Division (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in the College of Arts & Sciences. This year we have invited Lake Union Academies to visit Andrews and participate in the science related events and activities.

The purpose of the weekend is to celebrate science and give the (high school) students a taste of what goes on at Andrews. Also, we want to show students that careers in the sciences fulfill God’s purpose for people’s lives – and that God has designed each of us in a special way; it is up to us to discover His design for our lives.

Students will attend a science show (put on by our faculty), participate in an egg drop and a quiz bowl. There will also be spiritual fellowship during a special Sabbath School and church service put on by our faculty and students.

We would like to invite the AU community to join for the following events:

Thurs, Nov 14, 7:30 pm: Science Show - Julian Thompson Amphitheater, Science Complex

Fri, Nov 15, 4:15 pm: Egg Drop - Outside Science Complex

Fri, Nov 15, 6:30 pm: Vespers & Afterglow - Chan Shun Hall

Sat, Nov 16, 9:30 / 10:45 am: STEM SS & Church - Chemistry Amphitheater, Science Complex

Sat, Nov 16, 7:30 pm: Quiz Bowl - Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall



Best of Basic Design II Gallery Opening

Refreshments, credit, and great art can be found in the Jeanmarie Harrigan gallery from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on November 11. Just come to the top floor of Harrigan Hall to see the best of this year's Basic Design II class.

Get 10 Co-Curricular Hours

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

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

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

Two Part co-curricular activities.  Two hours of lecture (sustainability, organics, health, practical, nature, etc.), training and tour, and eight hours of field work separated into 2 sections of four hours each.  Please sign up via email ( for the orientation meetings; 15 person cap per session. Next event: Nov. 15.

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

For more information email  To see the gardens visit or visit our Facebook page.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

University Vespers + Impact: Nathaniel Drew

University Vespers featuring Impact

Come out at our NEW START TIME of 7:00 PM in PMC to hear speaker Nathaniel Drew.

Grow Groups for Spring 2014

November is the sign up month for Leaders to register a group for Spring.

Groups begin January 31, 2014 and will end in April. Do you have a topic you would like to explore in a group with others who want to learn more, as well as being a Discipleship mentor? If you have led or joined a former group, you already recognize the value of this experience. Go to to register your group.

If you have questions, please call Carolyn Strzyzykowski at 269-519-2801 or e-mail at I'll be waiting to hear from you!

Scheduled Power Outage

Due to a repair needed at our electrical Substation we plan to have the power shut down Campus wide on Sunday November 10th between 9:30 am and 1 pm.

This includes all the Campus Apartments, (Maplewood, Garland, and Beechwood) plus Ruth Murdoch Elementary and Andrews Academy. The Airpark is not affected by this power outage.

The following buildings will have limited generator power: ITS, Campus Center, Johnson Gym, Dairy, Howard Performing Arts Center, Buller Hall, WAUS Tower, WWTP, and the Power Plant.

Sundeep Rayat to Speak for ChemSem

Monday, November 4, 2013

PCI Compliance Training

PCI Compliance Training

This training is mandatory for anyone who processes, stores, or transmits cardholder data here on the Andrews University campus.  In order to protect payment cardholders’ data the Payment Card Industry has established Data Security Standards for merchants processing credit card transactions.  Compliance with these standards is required of ALL merchants that processes, store, or transmit cardholder data. 

All Departments of the University which accept payment (credit) cards for payment of goods or services must comply with the policies and procedures of the standards that have been created by PCI.  Failure to comply with this policy could result in the loss of the University’s ability to accept credit card transactions for payment.

During the PCI Compliance Training, the Data Security standards will be discussed, including the importance of compliance for ALL merchants, and the consequences for failing to comply.  

Please plan to attend PCI training during one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, November 5, 12:00-1:00pm:  Lincoln Room at the Campus Center
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2:30-4:30pm:  Whirlpool Room at Chan Shun Hall

For further information, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Glenn (Chip) Meekma at ex. 3484, or email him at

Additional Changes to Information Directory

Please note the following additions to the Alphabetical Listing in the 2013-2014 Information Directory that have been brought to our attention:

Romulus Chelbegean, office phone 3650, Behavioral Sciences, zip+4—0030, Nethery Hall, email chelbegr

Greg Constantine, office phone 3278, Visual Art & Design, zip+4—0520, Smith Hall 117, email gregcons

SBA Career Fair

Stop by to meet with recruiters from:

  • 1st Source Bank
  • ADRA
  • Adventist Risk Management
  • Aerotek
  • Adventist Health Systems
  • Chemical Bank
  • Crowe Horwath
  • Gast
  • GC Auditing Service
  • Honor Credit Union
  • Kettering Health Network
  • Lake Union Conference
  • Lyons
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Robert Half International
  • Sam's Club
  • United Federal Credit Union

Co-curricular credit will be available. Please come dressed in business attire.

If you would like to submit your resume, please email it to

Doctoral Defense

DOCTORAL DEFENSE, Thursday, November 14, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building.  Brenda L. Boyd will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Brenda L. Boyd’s dissertation title is, “Using the Theory of Planned Behavior as a Predictor of Radiologic Technologists' Use of Patient Radiation Protection Best Practices: A Regional Study.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.


Friday, November 1, 2013

SSF Eternal Lifeguards

Wondering who are these student's in Red t-shirts... asking you "Can I Pray For You".

It's the Eternal Lifeguards!..... What? ... Yes... 

Semaniary Student Forum's Eternal Lifeguards

Here to Pray, Encourage and Serve; Activating Faith.


So Please allow us to pray for you. 

You can send your prayer requests or comments to

or Like us on FACEBOOK


Yours Truly

Your SSF

End is Near Encouragement

The End is Near,... End of the Fall Semester that is...

We your colleauges and friends at the Seminary want to enourage you all.

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!  WE CAN DO IT!!!!!

With you and the Holy Spirit nothing can stop you. Don't give up, just give in to the Lord, because He will see you through until the End.

Study, Pray and do your Best!!!!


Be Blessed

Denry White

Seminary Student Forum President


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Moodling with Marsha Sessions

Moodling with Marsha--These sessions are general help sessions with no planned trainings.  Save the dates and come with your Moodle questions.

  • November 12, 1:30-3:30--Science Complex, Bio lobby
  • November 13, 10:30-12:30--Harrigan Hall, conference room

Change Your Body Group Personal Training

Change Your Body group personal training starts a new session on Tuesday, November 5,  at 6pm, at Lamson Health Club.

This unique program will help you to shed fat, build muscle, and increase lean midsection.  Within each workout you will get dynamic warms-ups, core training, strength training and improve your overall conditioning. 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

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Academic Records Limited Services


Staff members in the Office of Academic Records will be attending an annual Conference in Indianapolis. As a result, limited services will be available beginning Tuesday November 5th through Friday November 8th.

Time to Take Course Surveys

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

Most courses will be surveyed electronically through our automated system, Class Climate.  Email invitations for each course survey will be sent Tuesday afternoon, November 5.  If the survey is not taken, reminders will be sent automatically every three days until November 19.  A Certificate of Completion will be generated after each survey is submitted.  This may be saved or emailed, and used as proof of completion if the instructor offers any type of incentive.  

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

PMC Parking Changes

The parking restrictions at Pioneer Memorial Church’s main lot have been changed. Beginning  Nov. 4, 2013, vehicles are no longer allowed to park in the PMC parking lot between the hours of 1-6 a.m. The signs for this lot have also been changed to reflect these changes.

Questions: Contact Campus Safety at 269-471-3321.

Andrews University Open House

Student Visits, along with the Andrews University Enrollment Team, is excited to host an Evening Open House for prospective students and their families who would like to take a look at Andrews University. Local public schools, academies and home school students have been invited. If you know of someone who would like to visit during the evening, please let them about this special event!

Register to attend here by clicking "November 5" on the calendar.

For questions contact :

Shelly Erhard, Director of Student Visits
(269) 471-3059

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Students' Father Passes Away

The father of Andrews University students Rose and Nerialex Vargas, and husband of alumna Nereida Vargas passed away suddenly October 27, 2013.

Although they would never ask for themselves, friends of the family have created a donation account in order to provide opportunities for others to help the family in a very practical way-- by aiding them financially as they face funeral expenses and other medical bills.

Click here to donate, leave messages for the Vargas family and for more information.

Survey: This is My Church?

We've just concluded the series "This is My Church?" with Pastor David Asscherick.  You can help us now by doing two things. First, pray that the work that took place last week continues to be fruitful for God's kingdom.  Even now our follow up team is working through the dozens of requests for Baptisms. Second, help us reflect on the experience from last week by taking this survey that will take just a few minutes.

You can fill out this survey by going to this link:

Feel free to share this link with others that you know attended.

For the Beauty of the Earth: A Pastoral Response to Climate Change

Driver Needed - mission trip

Driver needed:
The PMC Youth Missions team is going to Honduras during December 12-23. The team is almost complete. A bus driver is needed, preferably one who speaks Spanish. We also need a young man who speaks Spanish to serve as a boys counselor during our Friendship Team camp for about 150 children. Contributions can be submitted to Pioneer Memorial Church and labelled PMC Youth Missions Honduras. Contact for costs and more details. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

International Student Services

This message is intended for International Students at Andrews University.

The Office of International Student Services and programs wishes to announce new hours for students for walk-in appointments and visitation to this office for your immigration business. Starting on November 4th, 2013, the following hours will be implemented:

Mondays and Wednesdays - 9 am - 12:30 pm

Tuesday and Thursday - 1:30 pm - 5 pm.

No Office visitation hours on Fridays.

You may continue to contact us via emails and telephone. Thank you for your understanding as we serve your needs and also work to implement new programs with you in mind.

Stay Blessed





Thursday, October 24, 2013

Second Annual "Picture This" Contest

Celebrating National Distance Learning Week, November 11–15!

The School of Distance Education invites you to participate in our second annual "Picture This" contest. 

Winners of this year's contest will have their photo featured in the Andrews Agenda and will receive a brand new Logitech webcam!

To participate: 

  • Submit a photo of yourself in your creative study space. We want to know where you study and most importantly, HOW you study (tablet, laptop, in a plane, on a tree).
  • Look for your picture on our Facebook page and have your friends and family “like” your picture!
  • The photo with the most “likes” will be the winner.

Send your digital photo (jpeg, 300 dpi) to

Include the following:

  • ID number (must be a current student)
  • First/last name
  • Grade level
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Access PHOTO RELEASE FORM HERE (click, complete, save and email)

Deadline to enter is November 1!
Voting begins November 4 on Facebook.
Questions? Email

Faculty/Staff Discount at The Gazebo

Dining Services would like to remind all Faculty and Staff that they are able to utilize their meal discount benefit in the Gazebo. Please note that only items ordered from our made to order menu may receive the discount. Included in those choices are our famous smoothies, delicious tossed to order salads, sub sandwiches, burritos, and a wide selection of grilled sandwiches and pizzas. Your discount will not be available for items taken from the convenience section of the Gazebo including packaged drinks, snacks, health and beauty, or our eXpress selections.

We look forward to serving you soon and welcome your comments or questions. Feel free to visit our website at or call us at 3161 to discover more about your options in Dining Services.

Biblical View on Climate Change

JoAnn Davidson will present "For the Beauty of the Earth" A Pastoral Response to Climate Change" on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 12:25-1:20 p.m. in the Whirlpool Room of Chan Shun Hall.

Free lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by Monday, Nov. 4 to or 269-471-6130. Sponsored by the DMin Program.

Howard Center Presents: A Night of Music, Art, & Folklore in Mexico

On November 16, 2013 at 8:00 PM in the Howard Performing Arts Center soprano Laura Ortiz and pianist Carlos A. Flores present A Night of Music, Art & Folklore in Mexico featuring art songs from Mexico, including works by Manuel Ponce, Silvestre Revueltas and Rodolfo Halftner, as well as some of the best known songs from the traditional Mariachi repertoire. Special guests include an Andrews University mariachi band.

$10 General Admission
Free for all Students
$5 Flex Series
$5 Faculty & Staff


Second Sunday: Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

The Second Sunday concert on November 10, 2013 at 4:00 PM at the Howard Performing Arts Center features the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra.  With her “commanding stage presence” guest artist Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova engages her audience with the equal mastery of “impressive power and control.”  Highlights from her busy 2011-2012 season include a return engagement as a soloist with the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.  Her performance career encompasses a wide repertoire of classical music and also has included performances with The Grand Teton Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the Marlbora Music Festival. 

Tickets are REQUIRED and are available through the SMSO office: 269-982-4030 Mon - Fri 10 am - 5 pm

Undergrad Support Group

Please see attachment.

Single Women's Support Group

Please see attached flyer.

Spring Break Mission Trip

Interested in a class with a mission? Or a mission trip with a class? Next semester there will be  special mission classes combined with a Spring Break mission trip to the Middle East. Do you have a passion to share your faith through campus ministry? Would you like to learn about missions to the Muslim world? Are you interested in studying about missions in class and experiencing missions in person? Have you wanted to be involved in a mission trip but wondered if you could afford it? For more information contact: 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Adventist Engaged Encounter

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

AEE will take place the weekend of November 8-10 2013. For registration information, contact
the Undergraduate Leadership Program at or 269-471-6636.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Mobile Reference Service

Mobile reference service

When: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Where: Campus Center

This is a Reference desk service outside the Library. It is to provide our students, staff and faculty with research assistance. Librarians will assist in locating information, formulating search strategies, navigating the library’s site, etc. Enjoy your lunch as you do your research paper!

Friday, October 18, 2013

TOEFL Test Nov. 17

The TOEFL Test will be given November 17, 2013 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm in Nethery Hall Room #200. The sign up sheet will be in the Center for Intensive English office Room #203. Test Fee $30.00.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

LLU Pre-Med Interviews

On Tuesday, November 5, through Thursday, November 7, Dr. Sarah Roddy, associate dean of admissions at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, will be here to interview Andrews University students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. If you would like to make an appointment to meet with her, please come to the Chemistry Office in Halenz Hall 225 and talk with Dana Johnston.

To ensure that you are able to choose an appointment time that best accommodates your schedule, I would suggest that you sign up for an interview as soon as possible.

You must come in person to sign a transcript release form when you make your appointment. Those who are applying to the school of medicine for the fall of 2014 will have priority.

Study Tour to France

French Study Tour 2014 (May 5-27)
Visiting France, Switzerland, Belgium, nd Monaco.
6 credits available (French or Generals)
Contact Sonia Badenas  ( 269 471 62 85

Honduras Mission Trip

Honduras Misson Trip:

There are still a couple of places available to join the PMC Youth Missions team going to Honduras during Christmas bread Dec. 12-23. We will be conducting a Friendship Camp for about 150 children from the Hogar de Ninos and the surrounding community. Cost $925 including airfare, food, lodging, transportation, and more. Contact Glenn Russell by emailing

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Live United

***  For the latest update on the United Way Campaign 2013, CLICK HERE.  ***

The campus community is invited to join the 2013 Andrews University United Way Campaign and “Live United” with our Southwest Michigan community. Even though our president won’t be jumping into the Andrews University Pool again this year (check out the video if you’d like to relive his Presidential Splash), we hope the memory of that fearless commitment on his part remains a demonstration of just how much he and we believe in supporting our community through United Way. There are many significant life- and world-changing contributions United Way offers in the lives of individuals and families throughout our community. United Way meets the needs of many people in all walks of life.

Participation and contributions from Andrews University are much appreciated and speak powerfully of Christian charity, human kindness and community responsibility - qualities that Andrews has always exemplified. Let’s stretch to the new United Way campaign goals once again. It is the right thing to do.

Keep in mind that participation is just as important as the size of the gift. We believe that with your help we can stretch to raise the number of Andrews staff participating in the United Way campaign to 150 donors and reach an overall goal of raising $18,000. By looking at our campaign history below, we believe this is a doable goal from a campus with more than 800 employees.

2012: 139 people gave $14,300
2011: 57 people gave $6,933
2010: 87 people gave $8,401
2009: 82 people gave $10,179
2008: 48 people gave $4,800
2007: 91 people gave $11,202

Bible Lands Study Tour 2014

The BIBLE LANDS STUDY TOUR 2014 is open for blessings! With 4 weeks in Turkey,  Egypt and Israel, this trip is an extraordinary spiritual pilgrimage, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

For 6 Religion credits, follow in the the footsteps of Abraham and Moses, Joshua and David, Jesus and the apostles, from May 11 – June 8, 2014 (with a week of pre-tour classes, May 5-9).

Register with Prof. Rahel Schafer (269-471-3184, or Dr. Ruben Muñoz-Larrondo (269-471-3185,  Visit for more information.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

This Is My Church? With David Asscherick

Is it possible to know that God exists? Why must innocent children suffer? Beginning on October 18th, at 7:30pm, Pastor David Asscherick will be at Pioneer Memorial Church, on the campus of Andrews University, to deal with some of the most difficult questions that people have about life, God, and the church.


**Co-Curricular Credit Will be Given**

Watch this video for more info.

Each night will be a conversation of sorts. Pastor Asscherick will begin every night with a presentation, followed by a live Q & A period.

Some of the other topics will include:
"Who Was Right? Jesus or Darwin?"
"What, Really, Did Jesus Accomplish?
and many others.

Here's the complete schedule for the week:

Friday, October 18: 7:30pm
Saturday, October 19: 9:00 & 11:45am
Monday-Friday October 21-25: 7:30pm
Saturday, October 26: 9:00 & 11:45am

Bring a few friends and we hope to see you there!

Sloan-C Workshops for Faculty

Sloan-C Workshops for Faculty:  These workshops are one week long workshops that are done online.  The workshops are at no cost to the faculty member.  Full details are online at  If you would like to sign-up for any of the workshops that are offered, please email for the instructions and access code.  Here are some of the titles available during the month of October:
    • Student Satisfaction:  Flipped Learning Online
    • Leadership in Online Education:  Policy
    • Student Satisfaction:  Feedback
    • Successful Online Outcomes:  Group Work
    • Learning Environments:  Teaching & Learning with Online Science Labs (STEM)

AU Speech & Hearing Clinic

The department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Andrews University will be holding a FREE speech screening clinic (exact date to be determined). If you have questions about your child’s speech and language development or are aware of your own speech issues please contact the Speech & Hearing clinic to be added to the appointment call back list. The AU Speech & Hearing Clinic can be contacted at 269-471-3468.


Monday, October 14, 2013

GROW Group Leaders 2014

GROW Group Leaders for Spring 2014

Have you seriously considered becoming a GROW Group Leader?  Our 2014 groups begin Jan. 31, 2014, but all the behind-the-scenes flurry is already in the making.  Today, could you go to to see what it takes  for a person to register a group?  There are only a few pieces to make a GROW Group picture complete, and the key feature is YOU!  The deadline to register your group is Dec. 2.  Won’t you consider this opportunity to share your interest and your faith with a few folks like you who desire to become more like Jesus? 

Questions?  Call Carolyn Strzyzykowski at 269-519-2801.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Scrapbooking Together

Scrapbookers, Faithbookers and Card Makers are invited to bring the project you are working on to the Pioneer Memorial Church Commons on Sunday, October 13 from 10 am to 5 pm.  Come for the whole day or stay for just a few hours. We wll provide snacks and prizes. Contact Sherrie at 269-471-3134 or if you have questions.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

2013-14 Information Directory Changes

Information directories are still available for pickup at Integrated Marketing & Communication (the red brick building across from the PMC parking lot). The following changes should be noted in your directories:

  • The correct office phone number for Rachel Williams-Smith is x6462
  • Please add Rhoena Bearce to the alphabetical listing with the following information: office #3323, department Financial Records, Zip+4 0780, location AD 2nd Fl, email, and home phone 301-830-0608
  • The correct office number for Michael Goetz is x6176

International Student Services

Dear AU and community family:

Greetings to you from the Office of International Student Services & Programs at Andrews University. We have numerous international students that are here from a more pleasantly warmer climate and find these early fall mornings to be chillier than they desire. Therefore, they are requesting gently used coats, jackets, boots, scarves, hats and gloves. I am writing on their behalf to ask for donations of these items. If you were already planning on giving the items away, we would love to have them be given to us so we can make them available to our students in need.

As for sizes and gender, we will take any sizes and for either gender. We would also appreciate receiving the same items for children (ages 0–12). If you happen to be on campus, you may drop donations off at our office on the main floor of the Campus Center building or if you prefer for us to pick them up, please call 269-471-3310 or email us at:

Thank you all and God bless you for your ministry to the needy.



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