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Friday, March 19, 2010

Memory, Meaning & Faith Adds to Thoughtful Discussion in Adventist Blogging

Memory, Meaning & Faith, www.andrews.edu/go/memorymeaningfaith, a new blog focused on Christian history in light of contemporary issues, will officially launch on Friday, March 19. Sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, this blog seeks to make the benefits of Seminary research more easily accessible to both lay persons and academics with the goal of refining thinking through broad-based dialogue in order to strengthen the faithful life of the mind within the Adventist and broader Christian community.

This blog was the vision of Nicholas Miller and John Reeve, who both teach in the Department of Church History at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. They envisioned a place on the Internet where church members could interact with Seminary professors across the broad range of topics related to history and theology. “We want to add to thoughtful, faithful discussion in the Adventist blogging community and become a hub of thoughtful, faithful online historical discussion,” says blog co-founder Nicholas Miller.

Miller and Reeve invited Roy Gane, a professor of Hebrew Bible and ancient near eastern languages; Martin Hanna, associate professor of historical theology; and Teresa Reeve, assistant professor of New Testament contexts, to join them in becoming regular contributors to Memory, Meaning & Faith.

Together, this team of scholars will blog on cutting edge topics in their fields by drawing from their current research interests. “Our aim is to strengthen faith while critiquing and discussing historical and theological ideas,” says blog co-founder John Reeve.

Each contributor, writing on a rotating schedule, will generate two posts each week made up of a quote from a historical source with discussion questions and an 800-1200 word post addressing a historical topic and its contemporary application. The contributors plan to engage in vigorous discussion with those who comment on their post while at the same time maintaining an atmosphere of courtesy and respect. The blog holds several values in high regard: Christian faith, scripture, scholarship, respectful dialogue, inquiry, intellectual honesty, relevance and love.

In celebration of Memory, Meaning & Faith’s launch, books by the blog’s main contributors will be given away to some of the first individuals who visit www.andrews.edu/go/memorymeaningfaith and then either become a fan on Facebook, a follower on Twitter or sign up for the newsletter. For conference, union or division ministerial directors who refer their pastors to Memory, Meaning & Faith and cc’s memorymeaningfaith@gmail.com, one of the first 50 to do so will receive a copy of Shadow of the Shekinah by Roy Gane. For college or university religion or theology department chairs or professors who refer their students and cc’s memorymeaningfaith@gmail.com, one of the first 50 to do so will receive Cosmic Christ of Scripture by Martin Hanna. Additional giveaway information is available by visiting www.andrews.edu/go/memorymeaningfaith and clicking on the “Giveaway” tab.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Initiatives in Fitness Education

Andrews University is about to get a little bit fitter. Starting in the fall of 2010, the Department of Nutrition & Wellness will begin offering a Bachelor of Science in Health & Fitness and a Bachelor of Health Science in Wellness. Read more.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Focus Feature Highlights Andrea Luxton

Interested in learning more about Andrea Luxton, the incoming provost at Andrews University? In the Fall 2005 issue of Focus, a feature article highlights Luxton’s worldwide leadership credentials. Visit www.andrews.edu/focus and open the Fall 2005 issue. The feature begins on page 16.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Nutrition Research Update Goes Digital

The Nutrition Research Update, published by the Department of Nutrition & Wellness, has gone digital! Due to rising paper costs, this 20-year-old publication recently transitioned from hard copy to electronic. Now, you can always access the latest issue of The Nutrition Research Update by visiting the Department of Nutrition & Wellness website and clicking on the “Nutrition Research Update” tab.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

AU Students United for Haiti Benefit Concert Raises over $2,000

AU Students United for Haiti, a group of several campus clubs united to support a single cause, raised a little over $2,000 at the Benefit Concert for Haiti held Sunday, March 7, in the Howard Performing Arts Center.

“Nearly 400 people attended and it was a nice mix of students, staff, faculty and community members,” said Louise Albert, a lead organizer of the event. “It was plain to see everyone there truly cared about those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.”

A number of campus talents including Alison Brooks and Justin Davis, along with Living Springs Fellowship Choir from Berrien Springs and Heavenly Harmony from Alabama, joined together for this diverse musical concert. The Deliverance Mass Choir (pictured) along with special guest artists performed Are You Listening: A Love Song for Haiti by singer/songwriter Kirk Franklin.

To date, AU Students United for Haiti has raised more than $10,000, which will be divided between their $10,000 fundraising goal for ADRA for Haiti and the fund to benefit the families of Haitian students at Andrews University who lost family members and/or property in the Haiti earthquake.

AU Students United for Haiti is a joint initiative of the Hispanic Association of the Seminary, Bringing Youth to Christ, Graduate Student Association, New Life Fellowship, Parlé Club, Black Student Association of the Seminary, Caribbean Club and Seminary Student Forum.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Building Projects Approved

For the next couple of years, the sounds of construction will ring through the heart of the Andrews University campus. This week, the Andrews University Board of Trustees voted and unanimously approved a finance and construction plan for three major building projects: Buller Hall, Nethery Hall and a new residence hall. Read more.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Provost Appointed

Following a vote by the Andrews University Board of Trustees, President Niels-Erik Andreasen has announced the appointment of Andrea Luxton as the new provost at Andrews University. Read more.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

2010 Faculty-Staff Awards Presented

The 2010 Faculty-Staff Service Awards Celebration was held Monday, March 1, in the Howard Performing Arts Center. At this annual event, faculty and staff members who reach a milestone in their Andrews career are honored with a Years-of-Service Award. The Excellence in Service Awards, Spiritual Life Award and Daniel Augsburger Awards for Excellence in Teaching are also presented. Read more.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Journey Toward Intimacy Offers Couples An Opportunity for Growth

By J.B. McMillen

Over 50 couples participated in the Journey Toward Intimacy marriage retreat held Jan. 22-23 in the Garber Auditorium of Chan Shun Hall. Presented by Willie Oliver, director of NAD Family Ministries, and his wife Elaine, the marriage retreat was specifically designed and focused on the nurturing and strengthening of marriages, both well-established and just “starting out.”

“I was impressed by how many important topics and interactive sessions the Olivers could fit into one weekend! I had a fun time with my wife at every meeting, and we got to talk about some things we have needed to discuss but hadn't found the time or motivation to do so,” lauded seminarian David Hamstra. “My wife and I have made several improvements to our marriage as a result of what we experienced, and I consider the Journey Toward Intimacy time well spent.”

Journey Toward Intimacy is one of several community-wide events hosted by the Department of Religious Education at the Seventh-Day Adventist Theological Seminary on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. This summer, July 16-17, 2010, is Family Celebration Sabbath. It’s a weekend of affirming family life and values. For more information on Journey Toward Intimacy, Family Celebration Sabbath, and/or the variety of academic offerings through the Department of Religious Education, call 269-471-6186 or visit www.growingdisciples.info.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Korean Teachers 'Immersed' at Andrews

Korean Teachers "Immersed" at Andrews
For four weeks during January and February, the Andrews University Center for Intensive English opened its doors to 34 elementary, middle-school and secondary education language arts teachers from Korea. Read more.

Friday, February 19, 2010

When Big Artists were Little Kids Exhibit and Book Signing

Reception and book signing, Thursday, Feb. 25, 6-7:30 p.m.

What was Monet’s nickname? Why did Seurat paint with dots? The real answers—accompanied by imaginative childhood tales—are explained in When Big Artists were Little Kids, a new children’s book by Greg Constantine, research professor emeritus of art and artist-in-residence at Andrews University. A book signing and exhibit of seven pairs of original watercolor illustrations from the book and eight acrylic paintings will be exhibited at Andrews University’s Art & Design Gallery in Smith Hall in Berrien Springs, Mich., beginning with a reception and book signing on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6–7:30 pm.

Constantine’s latest children’s book was inspired by his own beginnings as an artist. Released in November 2009 by Edgecliff Press, When Big Artists Were Little Kids is for middle readers (ages 7–12). It depicts 17 famous artists, from Leonardo to Warhol, as little kids. Constantine uses a combination of the artists’ real biographical incidents and his own imagination to tell the stories. On one side of the spread, the book depicts an incident from the artist’s childhood, and on the facing page it shows how that may have influenced their adult work.

“It’s good to be somewhat informed about what the artist ultimately achieved, and if not, you will learn even if you don’t realize it,” said Constantine. “So there’s a certain amount of education involved.” The book includes simple questions on each page for children to answer by looking at the pictures, promoting the learning experience.

Constantine crafted all of the watercolor illustrations in the 36-page book himself and then wrote the stories to go with them.

Constantine taught painting, drawing and art history at Andrews University for 46 years. He has published three books containing his drawings and paintings infused with sophisticated humor. Constantine exhibited this artwork in over 62 shows, many in New York, and some internationally.

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada to parents who emigrated from Romania, Constantine recalls as a child filling all his workbooks with more drawings than schoolwork. This became such a problem that pencils and paper were taken from him in order to focus his attention on the necessary academic subjects. Eventually, however, art survived and prospered in his life as he boldly broke into gallery exhibiting in New York and beyond.

The 8.5” x 11” book can be previewed and purchased online from the publisher’s website.

Gallery exhibit hours are 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday–Friday, Feb. 25–March 14. After this exhibit closes March 14, it will travel to New York City’s Tribeca district for an exhibit and book signing on March 21.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Fall 2009 Dean's List Announced

Andrews University has announced the names of undergraduate students appearing on the dean's list for fall semester 2009. Read more. 

Friday, January 15, 2010

Andrews Mobilizing Haitian Relief Effort

Andrews University is mobilizing resources to respond to the Haitian earthquake victims located both in Haiti and here on the Andrews campus in Berrien Springs. Read more.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

2009-10 Howard Center Presents

Featuring a vast offering of musical genres, the Howard Performing Arts Center’s 2009–10 concert series Howard Center Presents … will include Christian and classical performing artists, including Brandon Heath, Vienna Boys Choir and Soweto Gospel Choir. Read full story.

Monday, March 30, 2009

6th Annual Easter Passion Play

Easter celebrations have never been more life-changing. Join Andrews University for the sixth annual Easter Passion Play on Saturday, April 11, for the experience of a lifetime: an interactive indoor/outdoor walk-through play depicting the Passion of Christ. Read full story.

Celebration of Research

"We want the campus, especially the students, to realize how important the opportunities for students and faculty to grow as creative, productive scholars really are," says John Stout, dean of research/creative scholarship. Read full story.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

HLC Accreditation On-Site Visit

Countdown to the Higher Learning Commission Accreditation On-site Visit. Read full story.

45th Annual International Food Fair

About 20 campus clubs representing traditions from around the world will come together on Sunday, March 29, for the 45th annual International Food Fair at the Johnson Gym on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich. Read full story.

Monday, March 9, 2009

LaBianca Elected to Post at ASOR

Øystein S. LaBianca, professor of anthropology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and associate director of the Institute of Archaeology at Andrews University, was recently elected to serve as vice president for Archaeological Research and Policy (CAP) at the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR). Read full story.

2009 Faculty and Staff Awards Presented

The 2009 Faculty & Staff Service Awards Presentation took place Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center. Read full story.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

VGPS Install Recycling Bins

Recycling on campus is about to get easier thanks to grant from the Berrien County Resource Recovery (BCRR) office. Read full story.

Tuned into Discovering God's Love

“I want to give the Lord Jesus thanks for your radio program,” wrote Keisha, who listens to CMRadio. “This evening’s program and the exhortation have touched my heart. It almost seems as if I was expressing these same words.” Read full story.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Barry Black Speaking at Andrews

Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (Ret.), chaplain for the United States Senate and alumnus of Andrews University, is coming to Berrien Springs, Mich., on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. Read full story.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Textbooks Going Paperless

For students at Andrews University, the catch phrase "going green" carries significant meaning. Read full story.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Service in a Suitcase

“Seek Knowledge. Affirm Faith. Change the World.” A Christian perspective for affecting positive change in the world is a big reason why many students come to study at Andrews University. Read full story.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

King's Singers in Concert

In celebration of the ensemble’s 40-year anniversary, the King’s Singers will perform a special President’s Day concert on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at 7 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich. Read full story.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Students Lead Week of Spiritual Emphasis

Derrick Nelson, the featured Week of Spiritual Emphasis speaker, is the religious vice-president for the Andrews University Student Association (AUSA). Read full story.

Fall 2008 Dean's List Announced

Andrews University has announced the names of undergraduate students appearing on the dean's list for fall semester 2008. Read full story.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mark Lowry Coming to the Howard Center

Mark Lowry, former baritone member of Gaither Vocal Band and the author of Mary, Did You Know?, is performing an evening of entertainment on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Howard Performing Arts Center at Andrews University in Berrien Springs. Read full story.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The New Face of Poverty

In an effort to bring identity and understanding to a growing global crisis, Andrews University faculty, staff and students honored the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with “The New Face of Poverty”: a week-long event from Jan. 17−23, 2009. Read full story.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in Concert

Michigan’s third largest professional orchestra, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, will make a tour stop at the Howard Performing Arts Center on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Read full story.

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