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Friday, January 31, 2014

MBA Information Seminar

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Looking for a voice over actor!

The Department of Biology is producing a video about their research and needs a voice over actor to record the script (2-4 minutes).

For your audition clip, please record yourself reading the following:

“Research is a fundamental component of learning. Without research, studying is dry, dull, and lifeless. When students and teachers explore the realities of the natural world together, when they probe deeply, when they struggle to understand relationships and mechanisms, learning becomes something much greater. It becomes inspiring.” 

To submit your audition clip, please send it to



Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pedal Away Your Pounds

“Pedal away the pounds” – Donate a bike to a missionary and get fit!

Have you ever wanted to actually fulfill your New Year’s resolution to get fit? – Now is your perfect chance!  A new co-ed body conditioning group training will be offerred on Sunday morning from 8:00 am-8:45 am in the Lamson Health Club. A Personal trainer Anna Piskozub and Bicycle Mission to the World (BMW) have teamed up to offer you the opportunity of a lifetime. Anna is donating her time and expertise this February to the development and fitness of the community. Get closer to your fitness goals by learning the correct techniques to build muscle and tone through dynamic warm-ups, core exercises and strength training. All proceeds will be donated to Bicycle Mission to the World (BMW) and you will be given tax-deductible receipts. BMW plans to go to Kenya, Africa between March 9 – April 2, 2014 but they still needs to raise $3,000 and are counting on us get fit for this cause. Improve the life of a missionary and yourself by taking advantage of this exciting project. If you would like to “pedal the pounds away” please sign-up by emailing More information will be provided via email.


Advanced Connections for Student Employees--Tuesday Choices

The Office of Human Resources is excited to provide an opportunity for our student employees to participate in Advanced Connections training during Tuesday Choices this spring semester, beginning February 4.

Advanced Connections was developed with the intent of improving the quality of service provided to internal and external customers of an educational institution, and Andrews University has been offering this professional development opportunity to its faculty and staff for several years now.  We recognize that a significant portion of our workforce on campus is student employees, with many of these students on the “frontlines,” providing customer service to many individuals here on campus. 

In an effort to improve our culture of service, we are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for student employees to attend Advanced Connections training! Topics to be discussed will include buildling a service culture, overcoming barriers, effective communication, checking for customer satisfaction, meeting service challenges and more.

Student employees wanting to attend Advanced Connections training during Tuesday Choices will need to RSVP by emailing, and they will need to provide their full name, ID#, email address, and the department in which they work. Please note that in order for them to receive the certification, you will need to attend all 6 sessions being offered during Tuesday Choices. There are only 35 seats available for this training.

Counseling and Testing Flyer

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Cheryl Keane Retirement Reception

Long-Awaited 2-Pocket Folders Are Here

The much-anticipated and long-awaited Andrews University 2-pocket folders are now available in stock in the Bookstore. Stop by today and pick some up!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Seminary Book Sale

The Seminary is pleased to announce that Andrews University Press, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Eisenbrauns, and Zondervan will be selling books in the Seminary Commons on Tuesday, February 4, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Special discounts will be offered!!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ping Pong Tournament

Get out your paddles and get ready to play! Join us in the Rec Center this Saturday for the AUSA sponsored Ping Pong Tournament!

Where: Rec-Center
When: Saturday Feb, 1, 2014
Time: Starting at 7pm

Sign ups in Rec-Center and Student life office

Prizes will be awarded to the winners!

Super Bowl Party

Are you ready for the Super Bowl, but don't have a place to watch it?

Come join us in the Rec Center* for the best Super Bowl party in all of Berrien County!

Party starts at 5:30pm. Food, snacks, and drinks will be provided. Come decked out in your Broncos or Seahawks gear and possibly win a cash prize!

See you at the Rec Center this Sunday at 5:30pm!

*The Rec Center is located underneath the student center.

Journey Fundraiser

Journey Ministries will be selling delcious patties and samosas at the Campus Center at Andrews University on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 6:00-10:00pm. You can help us raise $5000 by donating money and/or specific food items, or coming to the bake sale. Calll Marguerite Samuel at 989-304-1386 to make a donation. Here are the items we need:

Apples (only sweet apples) - 5 lb/10 lb bags or by the bushel (10)
Potatoes- 5 lb/10 lb bags (8)    Sweet Peas - frozen bag (10)
Carrots - bag (4)    Cabbage - (6)  
All purpose Flour - 10 lb (2)  Salt - package (1)
Florida Crystals - container (1)  Curry Powder - any big package type (2)
Cinnamon - bottles (3)    Tumeric - any package size (2)
Coriander - (2) large package  Garlic - bulbs (10)
Onion - 3 lb bag (2)   Vegetable Oil gallon - gallon (1/2)
Tin Foil - rolls (4)   Vegetable Shortening 48oz package - (5)
Napkins - 1000     Orange juice - bottle (1)
Brown Sugar - 1 lb bag/box (6)

CNC Cultural Night

Please join the Caribbean Nations Club for an evening of cultural displays. See the diversity of the Caribbean and get a taste of what each island has to offer. All are welcome! No Fee!

Where: Newbold Auditorium

When: February 1, 2014 (7:30pm-11:30pm)

Seminary Scholarship Symposium

Tuesday, February 4
10:30-11:20 am
Recognition Assembly (Seminary Chapel) — Dr. Jirí Moskala

Thursday, February 6
10:30-11:20 am
Seminary Worship (Seminary Chapel) — Dr. Artur A. Stele

6:00-7:00 pm
Poster Session — Refreshments (Seminary Commons)

7:00-8:30 pm
Plenary Session (Seminary Chapel) — Dr. Artur A. Stele

Friday, February 7
8:30-9:00 am
Breakfast (Seminary Commons)

9:00-10:30 am
Breakout Session 1
Christian Ministry I (S120)
Old Testament (N110)
New Testament (N310)
World Mission (N235)

10:30-11:30 am
Poster Session (Seminary Commons)
Research Workshop

11:30 am -1:00 pm
Breakout Session 2
Christian Ministry II—Old Testament II (S120)
Theology and Christian Philosophy (S340)
Church History (N335)
Discipleship & Religious Education (N235)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Food Fundraiser for Manado, Indonesia

If you have not heard, at the beginning of this month, distaster struck Indonesia in the region of Manado. As you can see in the images below, flash floods and landslides have hit the region hard, killing 18 and displacing over 80,000 people from their homes. So to help, the Andrews Indonesian Student Initiative Society (AISIS) will be having a food fundraiser on Friday January 31 in Chan Shun Hall from 12:00-4:00 PM. We will be selling and serving authentic and delicious Indonesian cusine made fresh by your local Indonesian community. During the week, AISIS will also have a booth set up in the Student Center during the day from Monday to Thursday. At the booth we will be collecting donations; Food (Non-Perishable), clothes, or money--anything that can help with the relief effort to the region some of our officers call home. Spread the word and tell your friends!!

More info to come during the week. So please keep your eyes and ears out!!

Blessings, and have a wonderful week.
AISIS Officers

Friday, January 24, 2014

Grace (in Prose and Poetry)

Grace (in Poetry and Prose) is this Friday night, January 24, at 9 p.m. in the Rec Center Amphitheater.

This program is sponsored by Campus Ministry's Friday Night Elements and is part of the Words post-vespers sequence. The evening will feature several participants performing dramatic readings, spoken word, and poetry pieces, excerpts and original compositions. Come only if you like beautiful words; space is limited.

The Joy of Research - Dr. Duane McBride

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

The Joy of Research

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

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

Date: Tuesday, February 4 at 5:30 pm

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.

Correlates of Perceived Abuse of Pastors' Children- Dr. Wendy Thompson

You are invited to attend an AICER Symposium presentation on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm.
Presenter:   Wendy Thompson, DrPH, MSW,  Associate Professor of Social Work, Andrews University.
Correlates of Perceived Emotional/Verbal and Spiritual Abuse of Adult Children of Pastors
Data analysis of an on-line survey of 120 pastors, spouses, and adult children for the North American Division showed relatively high correlations between perceptions of being emotionally/verbally or spiritually abused and self-reports of concern about substance abuse, mental health, pornography, gambling, domestic violence, extra-marital sex and difficulty with personal prayer.  These findings strongly suggest that abuse may occur within a context of family dysfunction and result in a wide range of chemical and behavioral addictions and a diminished prayer life. The church needs to be aware of these issues and provide support and intervention services to improve the spiritual life and retention of pastor’s children.
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.

Swallen Mission Lectureship

The Department of World Mission in the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary presents Dr. Scott Moreau, professor of world mission and associate dean of the Graduate School at Wheaton College, speaking to the theme “Contextualization: Essential for Mission?” Lectures are scheduled as follows in the Seminary Chapel:

February 20–22, 2014
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Friday, starting at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, 3 p.m.

The Horn Lectureship Series Presents: The Sabbath in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Guest Presenter: Dr. Lawrence Schiffman, Vice Provost of Yeshiva University

Sunday, January 26, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Seminary Chapel
Free and open to the public
Co-curricular credit available

Dr. Schiffman is one of the leading experts in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Judaism of Late Antiquity, Jewish Law, and Talmudic Literature.

Sponsored by the Horn Museum, the Institute of Archaeology, and the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

AU Winter Blood Drive

Come give blood, you can save lives. The blood drive takes place February 4 and 5 from 1-7 p.m at Pioneer Memorial Church (PMC) Commons. We are asking that people who want to donate blood sign up for a time slot. Please go to: (sponsor code: Andrews University) to schedule an appointment. Please bring a photo ID or donor card. Walk-ins accepted, appointment preferred.

Journal of Adventist Education Open House

On January 28th from 1:00 – 2:00 we are having a celebratory get together in Buller Student Lounge. In the latest issue of Journal of Adventist Education the focus was on substance abuse, and many Andrews students and faculty contributed articles that were published in the issue. We are having a “open house” of sorts to handout a copy to the authors and give administration and authors a chance to recognize the accomplishement. Light refreshments will be served at the event.

AFIA Benefit Dinner for Philippines

Andrews Filipino International Association (AFIA) invites you to a benefit dinner to aid ADRA International in rebuilding lives for those in the Philippines still recovering from November’s typhoon. Join emcee Teddy Weithers for an evening of cultural dances, great entertainment, and a silent auction featuring items from local businesses.

Come to Vineland Center in St. Joseph, Mich., on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m. for all of the above and delicious food prepared by Chef Don Damron.

Tickets are $40 for faculty & staff; $30 students; $50 general admission. To reserve tickets email by Feb. 3. 

Pathfinder Leadership training

Pathfinder Leadership training courses offered January 24 and January 25 at PMC. No registration is needed, and classes are free.


Christian Storytelling - Friday evening 7 - 9pm. Junior 1

Leadership seminar for Master Guide, Sabbath, 2:30 - 4:30pm, Teen Loft

PLA - Pathfinder & Community Ministry, 2:30 - 4:30pm, Junior 1

PIA - Using Your Influence, Methods of Facilitation, 2:30 - 5pm,  Nursery

AYMT Club Directorship, 4 classes, 2:30 - 5:30pm, 6:30 - 9:00pm, Youth Chapel

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New HR Contact

Nalini Reid has replaced Inez Reyes in the Office of Human Resources as Administrative/Service Record Assistant. She can be reached at 269-471-3327 or

AU's Got Talent: Hollywood Red Carpet

AU's Got Talent is this Saturday, January 25 at 7:00pm in the Howard Performing Arts Center! The theme this year is Hollywood Red Carpet! Come dressed to impress and you will receive priority seating. The talent this year is amazing so you will definitely want to be there. See you this Saturday night on the red carpet.

Berrien Springs Camera Club Meeting

            The Berrien Springs Camera Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Public Library at Cass (Old 31) and Union. This month’s program consists of a competition of prints and digital images submitted by members. The selected topics for the month include: 1) Patterns and 2) Shadows. Three additional categories are appropriate for all of our competitions: 1) Nature (nothing domesticated, nothing of a human origin), 2) Portraits, and 3) Open (any other subject).

            Photographers and other artists like to find patterns in what they observe. These might be the parallel veins of a leaf, or boats lined up neatly at a marina, or the center of a sunflower. Many options are possible, and it is fun to see what patterns others find in everyday things. Shadows also can bring out creativity—how a subject is positioned in relation to the sun, maybe a whole picture of just an elongated shadow.
            Prints, at least 5" x 7" in size, should be mounted, with the title and photographer's name on the back. Instructions for submitting images in digital form are available on the club’s Website:

            All are welcome, either to observe or to join. Anyone who wishes to join may submit photos to the competition, up to 10 projected images and/or 10 prints. Refreshments will be served.

Spring GROW Group

Spring GROW Groups

Did we receive your registration yet for the Spring GROW Group of your  choice?  Were you considering Racquetball?  I’m soo sorry, it’s filled.  There are others that are so close to full too that if you don’t hurry, you will miss out.  The topics are terrific, and wait until you meet your leaders.  They are even better!  So once again, I’d invite you to prayerfully consider your schedule, your preferences, and say, which one do you think God has in place, just especially for you?  Go on-line to and make your selection.  I’ll be looking for your name!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The FLOOD: Did it Really Happen?

Tickets on sale now and going fast!  .


SED Named Scholarship Applications

Only Three Weeks to Go!

School of Education 2014-2015 Scholarship Applications

Applications are 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.

Monday, January 20, 2014

VALIC Rep on Campus Jan. 22

Casey Quinn, our VALIC financial advisor, will be on campus Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Meetings will take place in the 2nd floor conference room of the Administration Building, near the Office of Human Resources.

To sign up for a session, faculty and staff are invited to go to and enter the following code: 2047BER11AA.

Computer Literacy Training: Module 2

This semester, the School of Business Administration, in collaboration with the Office of Human Resources, is providing an opportunity for staff and faculty to participate in the next phase of the Computer Literacy Training, Module 2:  Practical Approach to Productive Software Skills Technology (PowerPoint, OneNote, and Publisher).

Module 2 will be offered during the Spring semester, on Wednesdays, from 10:30am-12:20pm, in Chan Shun Hall 226 (PC Lab), beginning on January 22, 2014, and ending on February 26, 2014.  Dates and specific topics are listed below:
     • PowerPoint—Introduction to Presentation Software (1/22/2014)
     • PowerPoint—Advanced Techniques (1/29/2014)
     • OneNote—Basic Use and Application (2/5/2014)
     • OneNote—Sharing and Formatting (2/12/2014)
     • Publisher—Introduction to Publisher (2/19/2014)
     • Publisher—Publishing your files (2/26/2014)

RSVP at and specify whether you would like to attend the entire Module 2 training listed above, or if you are interested in going through the training on PowerPoint (2 sessions), OneNote (2 sessions) or Publisher (2 sessions).  When sending an RSVP, we will need your full name, ID#, email address, and the department you work in.  Seats are limited to 25.

Module 3 (Basic Analytical Software Applications:  Excel and Access) will be offered later in the spring; more information will come at a later date.

If you have any questions you can reach Anita González (Training and Development Coordinator) at ex. 3884 or at

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.



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