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DEADLINES for submitting items to Agenda is noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays to be included in that day's Agenda email.  Items submitted after that time may or may not be included in the email, but will be put into the online Agenda, and will also be included in the next Agenda email.

Agenda is sent out via email every Tuesday and Thursday during the school year (every Friday during the summer).


Contact: Becky St. Clair 269-471-3348Category: Campus Announcements

Thursday, November 7, 2013

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.

James White Library Workshops

James White Library Workshops. Please join us at the Library Instruction Lab for the following workshops: EndNote Essentials - Oct. 23 or 31, 7-8 p.m.; EndNote Additional Features - Nov. 7, 7-8 p.m.; Ebooks for Research - Nov. 5, 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

To register, call 3283 or email

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mobile Reference Service

This is a Reference desk service outside the Library. It is to provide our patrons’ needs where they are. Librarians will assist you in locating information, formulating search strategies, navigating the library’s site, etc. This is for all Andrews’s students and faculty.


Lamson Health Club Fall Break Hours

Lamson Health Club will be open the following hours during fall break:

Sunday, October 13: 11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Monday & Tuesday, October 14 & 15: 6–11 a.m. and 4–8 p.m.                               



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

SSM Prayer Walk

The Seminary Spouses in Ministry (SSM) would like to invite you and your family to join us for a Prayer Walk. It is always a delight to spend time in communion with God and in fellowship with one another.
I look forward to see you there.


Talita Perrin
Seminary Spouses in Ministry

Order Your Thanksgiving Meal from Dining Services

It's almost time for Thanksgiving! Our traditional Thanksgiving Meal and options have changed for 2013. Please, visit for all the information about this year's changes and offerings.

We start taking orders on November 1st!

AUSA and PRSSA 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

AUSA and PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) Present to you the Silent Praise 3-ON-3 Basketball Tournament! The tournament is Saturday October 19th at 8:00pm in the Johnson Gym.

Get your team together and play for a cause! The $3 per person registration cost will help raise funds for Silent Praise ministry.

The winning team of the tournament wins $300! Second place team wins $150 and third place team wins Silent Praise T-shirts!

Registration will be in the Student Center until next week Thursday (10/17).

The tournament is at 8:00pm, Saturday October 19th in the Johnson Gym. Also, there will be a dunk contest that you don't want to miss!

So register your team and tell all your friends about the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament! 

Join the event on Facebook:

LLU Pre-Pharm Interviews

On Wednesday, October 16, Shastin Rains, Director of Marketing & Recruitment for Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy, will be here to interview Andrews University students who are interested in pursuing a career in pharmacology.

Half-hour appointments are available from 8:4r a.m. to 4:15 p.m. 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.

Ellen White: Daring Liberal & Immovable Conservative"

Adventist Forum presents "Ellen White: Daring Liberal and Immovable Conservative," presented by Alden Thompson, professor of biblical studies at Walla Walla University in College Place, Wash.

The presentation will be held in Garber Auditorium in Chan Shun Hall at Andrews University on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at 3:30 p.m.

After serving as a pastor in southeastern California from 1967 to 1970, Thompson became a faculty member of Walla Walla University in 1970. From 1972 to 1974 he studied at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland
and was awarded  a doctorate in Old Testament and Judaic Studies. His dissertation was published in 1977 by Scholars Press. He taught for two years in Germany, and from 1986 to 1990 he served as the academic vice president of Walla Walla University, returning to full-time teaching in the School of Theology in 1990.

Thompson is much concerned with church unity, and has described his 2009 book, "Beyond Common Ground: Why Liberals and Conservatives Need Each Other," as "a kind of capstone to my teaching career." He has discussed differing personality types and how they relate to God and the church.

He supports the process of change and has argued that during her life Ellen White, one of the founders of the Seventh-day Adventist church, made significant changes in her views of God. His  series "From Sinai to Golgotha," a five-part sequence published in the Adventist Review, discusses a change from a more fear-based picture of God in the Bible at Mt. Sinai, to a more grace-based image of God at the cross. He also claims Ellen White personally moved from fear to joy. His article, "The Scary Lady of Adventism Learns to Have Fun" and his book, "Escape from the Flames: How Ellen White Grew from Fear to Joy—and Helped Me to Do it Too" (2005), have a similar theme.

Thompson's speaking engagements and writings cover many topics, including the Old Testament, Ellen White studies, inspiration, and Seventh-day Adventist history.

Adventist Forum is open to the public. All are welcome. For information, contact Art Robertson at or call 269-471-7150.

Praise and Thanksgiving Concert

Praise and Thanksgiving Concert

REACH International Inc. is celebrating 40 years of service to the orphaned/disadvantage children of the world with a variety concert on Oct. 12, 6:00 pm at Pioneer Memorial Church (PMC). All are invited to come and join us.

GROW Group Leaders for Spring 2014

We are now recruiting GROW Group Leaders for the spring semester! The deadline for registrations is December 2, 2013. 

Many students and faculty missed out on the opportunity to lead this fall because they were away for the summer when group leaders were signing their group up.  Don’t miss out for the Spring semester!  Get thinking about what you would like to do in your group, and then make a commitment by signing your group up.  It often times helps to have a co-leader.  That is what our seasoned leaders tell us! 

Go to to see what information you need to provide.  W

e will help you with a location, or you may make your own arrangement.  Be the 1st to register a Spring group!  This is a call to Discipleship, Fellowship, and a lot of fun! 

Questions?  Call Carolyn Strzyzykowski  269-519-2801

Monday, October 7, 2013

Free Speech Screenings

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. 

Mobile Reference Service

Thursdays and Fridays 12:00 noon to 2:00pm come and get help with your research.

This is a Reference desk service outside the Library. It is to provide our patrons’ needs where they are. Librarians will assist you in locating information, formulating search strategies, navigating the library’s site, etc. This is for all Andrews’s students and faculty.

Revive Vespers: The Waldenses

Church History Professor Dr. P. Gerard Damsteegt and Doctoral Student Dojcin Zivadinovic will present a two-part series on the Ancient Waldenses.

Who were these medieval reformers? Did they keep the Sabbath? Can we trace back their history to the Apostles? Can we consider them ancestors of Adventism? Join us for an exciting travel in time discovering the "Ancient Faith of the Waldenses"!

Where: Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex, Andrews University

When: Friday, October 11 @ 7:30pm.

Co-curricular credit available

Friday, October 4, 2013

Pathfinder Leadership Training

 Lake Union Pathfinder Leadership Training
Sponsored by the Center for Youth Evangelism
on the Campus of Andrews University.

Are you ready for Oshkosh, 2014?  Classes will be held at Pioneer Memorial Church in the Teen Loft, Junior 1 Sabbath School room, and Nursery.  No registration or fees are required. For additional information contact        

Master Guide
Oct. 4, 7:00- 8:30pm, Christian Storytelling
Oct. 5, 2:30 – 4:30pm, Communication Skills
Oct. 18, 7:00 - 8:15pm,   Adventist Heritage – Keepers of the Flame
Oct. 19, 2:30 – 4:30pm, Creative Resources & Development,
October 25-27 Basic Staff training weekend
Nov. 1, 7:00 - 8:15pm, Adventist Heritage – Keepers of the Flame
Nov. 2, 2:30 – 4:30pm, Child & Youth Evangelism
Nov. 13, 7:00 -8:30pm, Fundamental Beliefs
Nov. 16, 2:30 – 6:30pm, Adventist Heritage
Dec. 6, 7:00 -8:30pm, Fundamental Beliefs
Dec. 7, 2:30 – 3:30pm, Portfolio Review
Dec. 7, 3:30 – 6:30pm   Child Development Seminar

Pathfinder Leadership Award
Oct. 5, 2:30 – 3:30pm, Development of Faith in Pathfinder Growth
Oct. 5, 3:30 – 4:30pm, Discipline
Oct. 19, 3:40 – 6:40pm, Pathfinder & Community Ministry
Oct. 25-27 Lake Union Conference Training including PLA Resource Materials, PF Drill & Ceremonies, Outdoor Education and Recreation
Nov. 1, 7:00 – 9pm, Personal Improvement – parts a & b,
Nov. 2, 2:30 – 3:30pm, Personal Improvement – part c, Conflict Resolution
Nov. 2, 3:30 – 4:30pm, Current Issues
Nov. 17, 8:30 – noon, Camp Planning & Programing
Dec. 7, 2:30 – 4:00pm, Portfolio Review

Pathfinder Instructor Award
Oct. 5, 4:30 – 5:30pm, Training Methods that Work
Oct. 5,  5:30 – 6:30pm,  Dealing with Attitudes
October 25-27 – Lake Union Conference Training weekend
Nov. 2, 3:30 – 4:30pm, Presentation Skills – Visual Aids
Nov. 2, 4:30 – 5:30pm, Effective Meeting Procedures
Nov. 15, 7-8:30pm, Presentation Skills – Presenter Techniques
Nov. 16, 4:30 – 5:45pm, Cohort Round Table - Management Skills – Methods of Facilitation
Dec. 7, 3:30 – 5:00pm, Portfolio Review, Craig Harris

Notice of Financial Aid Advisor Changes

Notice of Financial Aid Advisor Changes:

Due to the extended medical leave of Kemmoree Duncombe, the following staffing changes will become effective immediately:

1. Students with last names A-C and students classified as ‘Veterans’ will now be seen by Fares Magesa, Senior Financial Advisor & Veterans Affairs Certifying Official.

2. Students with last names L-Q will now be seen by Kayla Brummett.

Kayla should be a familiar face for many of you.  She’s worked in our department for several years at the Front Desk as a student worker and as an advisor’s assistant.  We’re delighted that after graduating, Kayla made the decision to stay with Student Financial Services.  We know that our students have been and will continue to be pleased with Kayla’s enthusiastic and professional approach to customer service.

Students should continue to contact their advisors in the usual manner, see below:

A-C & Veterans at 269.471.3365,
L-Q at 269.471.6385,

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tenth Anniversary Celebration at the Howard Center

The Howard Performing Arts Center is celebrating its Tenth Anniversary this weekend! The celebration includes the Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 5 at 8 PM. This black-tie and red carpet experience includes a concert by the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra and Andrews University Singers. Chi Yong Yun is performing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor. A reception will follow the concert. Tickets are $10 and general seating. For Faculty and Staff, tickets are $5, and all students can purchase tickets for $3. On Sunday, October 6 at 7 PM, In The Round Tour stops at the Howard Center featuring Andrew Peterson, Bebo Norman and Sara Groves. Tickets are $15 and reserved seating. Faculty and Staff tickets are $10 and Andrews University student tickets are $5. Tuesday, October 8, Chanticleer performs at the Howard Center at 7 PM. This Grammy award-winning men's ensemble sings classical music as well as other genres.

All tickets are available by calling the Howard Center at 269-471-3560. The Box Office is open Wednesday from 1:30-5:30, Thursday from 1:30-7:30 and Friday from 9:30 AM-3:30 PM.

Chanticleer - Chorus of Men's Voices

Prepare to be swept away by “an orchestra of voices” through the musical genres of Renaissance, jazz, gospel and contemporary by the all-male vocal ensemble, Chanticleer. The 12 members are celebrating Chanticleer’s 35th anniversary as they make all 100 stops on their tour this season. The San Francisco based group has won three GRAMMY Awards and stands as the first vocal ensemble to be inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame. Chanticleer’s creative interpretations of vocal literature are sure to soar when coupled with the acoustics of the Howard Center’s state-of-the-art concert hall.

No children ages 5 and under. 

$30 Reserved Seating | $10 AU Students | $25 Flex Series | $25 Faculty & Staff | Call 888-467-6442

National Depression Screening Day

The Counseling & Testing Center is celebrating the National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) on Thursday, October 10, 2013.

Depression, anxiety, and related mood disorders cannot be seen on an x-ray. Yet mental illness is painful, and the stigma associated with it often prevents many from seeking help. We want to bring down the barriers of stigma through education and community involvement. We know that there is hope and that connectedness is a powerful medicine.

Whether for depression or another mental health issue, a screening will help you to better understand your state of mind and whether it might be in your interest to seek further help. We'll be offering free and confidential screenings from 12:30-2:30pm at the Leadership Lab, (next to Student Life @ the Campus Center). Also, you can take a free, anonymous, self-assessment for depression, anxiety, and more, without even leaving their dorm room or apartment, 24/7, by visiting our online screening portal:

In addition, you can become involved in these activities we have planned from 12:30-2:30 in front of the Campus Center:

• Hope. Share a message of hope with others. Let others know how you keep yourself healthy or the benefits of seeking help. We'll display a collage at the Campus Center. Also, if you want to, we'll take your picture and share your inspiration through Instagram (#AUStandsForHope).

• Get a hug. Look for one of our volunteers with a "Free Hugs" signs and open your arms and get some love.

• Create. Stop by our T-shirt station and design your own t-shirts with messages of hope that encourage others to seek help. You can also get creative with sidewalk chalk to raise awareness about depression, share your inspiration, and motivate others to seek help.

• Reflect. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students. Most of us can think of someone that has been impacted by the loss of a friend or a loved one due to depression and suicide. We'll offer a space to reflect and honor their memory. You’ll be able to plant a flag in memoriam.

• Pray. Do you have a prayer request for yourself or for a friend? You'll be able to write them down and we'll have volunteers who will be praying for these requests. You are welcomed to join in prayer for others for as long as you want.

There will be many ways to become involved. Come, show your support, and raise awareness about depression. There is hope.

To learn more about depression and how to prevent suicide, visit
If you are concerned about yourself or about someone else, we’re here to help. Give us a call 269-471-3470.

Andrews Treasures Exhibition

Andrews University invites alumni, friends, and community members to enjoy a special campus-wide exhibition Sept. 26–Oct. 27, 2013.  The event will showcase several of the campus’ most treasured artifacts, antiques, and more. << Read the Full Story >>

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Information Directories Available

The 2013–14 Information Directories will be available for pickup at the Integrated Marketing & Communication building beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2, during regular business hours.

Doctoral Defense

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 2:30–4 p.m. in Room #307, Ad Building. Jason Harrison will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. His dissertation title is, “Narratives of the Leadership Development of Adults Who Served as Summer Camp Staff in the Mennonite Setting:  A Multiple Case Study.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub by calling 471-3109.

Retirement Party for Shirley Lehmann

Application Information for Celebration of Faculty and Graduate Student Research

Fifth Annual Andrews University Celebration of Faculty and Graduate Student Research will be held Friday afternoon, November 1, 2013 in Buller Hall.

Graduate student research will be included, but the deadline for submitting an abstract will be Tuesday, October 1, 2013.  The abstract submission form may be found here. Please submit your abstract electronically to

The schedule will be as follows:

12:30 – 2:00 pm                 Plenary Presentations (Newbold Auditorium)
2:00 – 3:30 pm                   Poster Session (Buller Hallways), refreshments provided
3:30 – 4:30 pm                   Oral Sessions (Buller Classrooms)

In order to accommodate everyone who wishes to present, please note the following guidelines:

1.       Faculty and graduate students can choose to present either a poster or orally.
2.       The oral presentations will be 10 minutes, with an additional 2 minutes for questions and answers.
3.       The standard Poster size will be 30 x 40 inches.  However, if you have printed a poster for a conference that is a different size, you are welcome to use that poster—simply let us know the size so we can set up the easel for you correctly.
4.       Only one submission per presenter will be accepted (a research group with multiple presenters can make a submission for each presenter).


Monday, September 30, 2013

Lunchtime Forum for Seminary Students and Faculty

See attachment for details.

SSF October Prayer Mission

The Power of Prayer goes beyound walls, prison bars and even phyiscal, spiritual and political borders.

Places like North Korea, China and Iraq have a strong hold against religious freedom but the Power of the Holy Spirit is not frail nor is He under any jurisdiction, therefore we are praying all through October for the pouring down of the Holy Spirit through visions and dreams in North Korea. Will you join us in this and future prayer missions.

"And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come". Matthew 24:14

Sponsored by the Seminary Student Forum, Korean Group and Seminary Clubs.

Email us about your prayer experiences at


A Change in the Dining Service's Sabbath Policy

Guests of Dining Services,

As a result of a partnership between the Administration of Andrews University and the Dining Services Management Team seeking to more properly honor the Sabbath Day, cash transactions on the Sabbath will no longer be an option in Dining Services after October 26, 2013.

As always, we offer the option to purchase pre-paid Café Cards to all of our guests to allow them to prepare ahead for dining in the café on Sabbath. These cards are available in any amount and can be purchased through the Dining Services Office or the Cashier station during the week.

The Sabbath is a special and holy day, set apart from all other days of the week, and this partnership seeks to not only honor the day, but to provide the ability to prepare in advance. We know that our guests view the Sabbath as a treasured time of the week and a central component of their faith. These choices strengthen and bond us together as a faith community. We will continue to accept credit and debit cards for our guests who have traveled to visit our campus, but their use is discouraged.

When you decide to acquire your Café Card, please visit the Dining Services Office Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM or on Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. You may also call us at 269-471-3161.

We appreciate your understanding and your support and look forward to continuing to serve you for all your dining needs. Your questions or concerns are welcomed and can be answered by contacting the number above.

Blessings to you,

Andrews University Administration


Andrews University Dining Services

Revive Vespers: The Waldenses

Join us for an evening of worship and discovery as we discuss the new discoveries on the Waldenses! Who were these medieval Christians? Did they Keep the Sabbath? Can we trace their origin to the Apostles. Why are they important to study for us Adventists? We will learn many spiritual lessons from their life and history. 

WHEN: Friday, Oct 4 and Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm.

WHERE: Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex, Andrews University.

SPEAKERS: Oct 4    - Dojcin Zivadinovic,  "The ancient Faith of Waldenses"

                        Oct 11 - Dr. P. Gerrard Damsteegt, "Did the Waldenses keep the Sabbath?"



Friday, September 27, 2013

H.M.S. Richards Lectureship on Biblical Teaching

Faculty & Staff Survey

FACULTY & STAFF: With the demise of the big shredder in the IT building, we want to assess the campus’ document-shredding needs and determine the best way to handle this need. Please take this brief survey to tell us your office’s current needs, as well as your desired solution. Thank you for your input!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall Blood Drive

One blood donation can help save the lives of up to three people. Every two seconds someone in the U.S needs blood.

Come to donate blood in October and be entered to win a $200 Visa giftcard, couresy of Suburban Propane. 

Visit (sponser code: AndrewsUniversity) for info or appointment.


REACH Intl. 40th Anniversary Praise and Thanksgiving Concert

REACH International celebrates 40th Anniversary with Praise and Thanksgiving concert on Oct. 12, 6:00 pm at the Pioneer Memorial Church (PMC). All are invited to come and join us.

One project in Spanish

The first the One project in Spanish will be at Andrews University this
November from 8-10, 2013. The mission of the One project is to
celebretae the supremacy of Jesus Christ in the Seventh Day Adventist
Church, and it is open to all who desire more of Jesus.

The One project has already been held with great success at places such
as Chicago, England, Denmark, and Australia .The  event at AU is going
to be the very first one in Spanish only, with no translation or


Full time students get a discount until Nov 5 (see registration rates
here: and there is also a
scholarship available from the Lake Union for the first 70 who claim it
(they need to be from the Union's district)

Register here:


Calendario de Actividades
6:00 PM Inscripción
8:00 PM Adoración
8:15 PM The One Project, el porqué Japhet De Oliveira
8:35 PM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra iglesia Manny Arteaga
9:50 PM Cierre

8:00 AM Desayuno
9:00 AM Adoración
9:15 AM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra identidad Alex Bryan
10:25 AM Refrigerio
10:55 AM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra misión José Cortés Jr.
12:08 PM Almuerzo
2:00 PM Adoración
2:15 PM Meditación: Jesús en nuestro liderazgo Pedro M Trindad
3:25 PM Refrigerio
3:45 PM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra experiencia  Yami Bazán
5:10 PM Cierre

8:00 AM Desayuno
9:00 PM Adoración
9:15 PM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra teología Miguel Méndez
10:25 PM Meditación: Jesús en nuestra cultura José Medina
11:35 AM Refrigerio
12:05 PM Jesús. Todo. Dany Hernández
12:25 PM Santa Cena Javi Díaz y Harold Altmirano
12:55 PM Cierre


Please visit for more
information about this and other gatherings, as well as for media from
previous ones, and/or contact Beatriz Velásquez at or call 269-471-6251.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Annual International Potluck Cuisine

The Department of Public Health and Wellness (formerly Nutrition and Wellness) would like to invite our alummni and current students to our special event. 

Steamboat Ski Trip Study Tour Now Open For Registration!!

Steamboat Ski Trip Study Tour Now Open for Registration!! Deadline for registration is October 1st, 2013.

Stop by our office in Marsh Hall Third Floor!


Annual Harvest Run and Fitness Expo

Come participate with us in this 5k, 10k, and Fitness Expo!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

AICER Panel Discussion

Are you in the dissertation process or entering this phase? Do you have questions in any of the following  areas: topic selection, literature review, dissertation proposal, theoretical framework, methodology options the IRB process or the selection of a dissertation  committee?

AICER is inviting students and faculty to attend a panel discussion on “Questions and Answers Regarding the Dissertation Process,”  on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 5:30 pm in Bell Hall, Room 013.  This panel discussion centers on questions from graduate students regarding all phases of the  dissertation process.

Panel Discussants include:
Dr. Larry Burton (Professor of Curriculum & Instruction)
Dr. Lee Davidson(Professor of Teacher Education)
Dr. Tevni Grajales (Professor of Research & Statistical Methodology)
Dr. Faith-Ann McGarrell (Professor of Curriculum & Instruction)
Mordekai Ongo (Research Integrity and Compliance Officer - IRB)
Bonnie Proctor (Dissertation Secretary)

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

Communicate Expo!

October 1, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. This grand event takes place at Chan Shun Lobby and Auditorium and will showcase several departments on campus that teach courses related, to or corresponding with, communication. Whether you are interested in photography, or writing, or even app development, there is something here for you. Come learn about courses offered at various departments on campus or activities going on across campus that you can be a part of that will help you improve, update, or use your communication abilities.

A special feature this event will be the launch of the much-talked-about and anticipated app for the Envision magazine – a first of its kind!

Undergraduate and graduate students are all welcomed. And, as an extra touch, food for all will be provided by Bon Appetit!

Hope to see you there.

For more information, contact the Communication Department: or 269-471-6314


Faith in Prose and Poetry

Faith in Prose and Poetry

Friday Night Elements presents Faith in Prose and Poetry, a program composed of dramatic readings, recitations, poems, passages, scripture, and original pieces, all exploring the theme of Faith.

The event will take place following University Vespers this Friday, September 27, at 9:30 pm in the Rec Center Amphitheater.

Road Closures

On 09/27/13 at 5:00 pm. Andrews University will be conducting its annual Alumni Homecoming Parade. During that time we will be having road closures that I wanted to bring to your attention. We expect the roads to be closed from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

The following roads will be closed in the following manner:
• JN Andrews Blvd. – by the Gatehouse. It will be staffed and capable of being opened in response to an emergency on campus.
• E. Campus Circle Dr. – At the PMC Circle, Alumni House, and Campus Safety. It will be closed by wood barricades.
• Garland Ave. – At the University Medical Center. It will be closed by wood barricades.

Access Routes to campus are as follows:
• Access on to campus
o Public – Timberland Dr.
o Emergency Responders – Timberland Dr. and JN Andrews Blvd.
• Access off of Campus
o Public – Timberland Dr. and University Blvd.
o Emergency Responders - Timberland Dr., University Blvd., and JN Andrews Blvd.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mobile Reference Service

Research on your terms at Campus Center every Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm as you enjoy your lunch.

Revive Vespers with Norman McNulty

Speaker: Norman McNulty

"Earnestly Contending for the Faith"

(Based on Jude 3)

Friday, September 27 @ 7:30 pm

Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex, Andrews University

Friday, September 20, 2013

180 Symposium

Topic: Senior Youth/Young Adult Sabbath School Ministry in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Location: Center for Youth Evangelism, Theological Seminary, Andrews University.

The 180 Symposium is a think tank discussion on topics affecting youth and young adults. This discussion takes place among experienced people (administrators, academics, practitioners, etc.) from across the North American Division.

(This event is by invitation only. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Estepha Francisque at 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Gymnics Tryouts Happening NOW!

Gymnics tryouts Thursday, Sept. 19, from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 23, 7-9 p.m. Anyone is welcome to try out; come show us what you've got!


Discount on BibleWorks Software

$100.00 Discount on BibleWorks Software

Only 2 more people needed for our 10 person group discount

Please contact the New Testament Department at 269-471-3219 or for more information

Order your copy of this valuable software today.

Johnson Gym Parking Lot Closed

Johnson Gym parking lot will be closed Sunday through Tuesday, Sept. 22-24, due to spray foam roofing on the roof of the Art & Design Center. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Andrews University

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrates the group's heritage and culture. Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community.

Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12. The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

Enjoy the following events at Andrews University:

University Vespers—Celebrating Hispanic Heritage, Friday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., Pioneer Memorial Church
¡Arriba! ¡Abajo! Fiesta—Thursday, Sept. 26, Mutch Recreation Center, Campus Center Basement. Come join the party and enjoy Mexican cuisine provided by Dining Services (One-time meal charge of $7. The Terrace Café will be closed for the Spirit of Philanthropy Homecoming Dinner.) There will also be Mexican games and music sponsored by the AUSA.
Puerto Rican and Caribbean Cuisine—Thursday, Oct. 3, 5–7 p.m., Terrace Café

Fiesta Night—Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m., location TBD. An evening of fun and games sponsored by Adelante.
Latino Americans, Part 1—Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall. PBS documentary chronicling the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. Co-curricular credit available.
Costa Rican and Central American Cuisine—Thursday, Oct. 10, 5–7 p.m., Terrace Café
Latino Americans, Part 2—Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall. PBS documentary chronicling the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos. Co-curricular credit available.
Brazilian and South American Cuisine—Thursday, Oct. 17, 5–7 p.m., Terrace Café
Latin Night Concert—Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m., Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall. Sponsored by Adelante, featuring students from Latin countries performing traditional and contemporary Hispanic music.
Latino Americans, Part 3—Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall. PBS documentary chronicling the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos. Co-curricular credit available.



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