Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Niles Westside Church Service for Feb. 14

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

February 14: Pastor Bill Dudgeon, Speaker

There will be a fellowship lunch in the school gym after second service.
 

Chinese New Lunar Year Celebration

Happy Chinese New Lunar Year!  

In order to celebrate Chinese New Year and give you a good time at this most important Chinese holiday,  we would like to invite every Chinese student to come to our house in Feb 14, Saturday evening 5:00 pm for a banquet dinner, games and red envelope. 

Please wear red or vivid hot-color dresses. We may have a group pictures together to give the precious memories this year.  You do not need to bring any food.  We will prepare the authentic Chinese food  for you. 

Please refer to the following information as needed.

What:  Chinese New Year Celebration - Banquet Dinner, Games    Red Envelope , Prize Drawings and Movie.
When: 5:00 p.m., Saturday,  Feb 14
Where:  Chi's Residence,  2346 Crest Haven Blvd,  Berrien Springs. 
How:  Pickup at Lamson Hall,  4:30 pm. Phone: 817-648-5416 or 817-648-3799

Hope you have a warm and homey Chinese New Year holiday with good food, interactions, hilarious group games! 

If you are not a Chinese but wish to join us,  please contact us for further information and reservation.  

Blessings,


Hosted by Chinese Christian Fellowship (CCF) Sponsor/ Advisor
Dr. Jerry Chi
Dr.  Grace Chi

AFIA Pilipino Culture Night 2015

AFIA PCN 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015
@ 3 PM
Andrews Academy

 

On Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m., the officers and members of Andrews Filipino International Association (AFIA) present their annual Pilipino Culture Night (PCN). PCN 2015 will feature a play about the life of Jose Rizal, one of the greatest heroes of the Philippines, with a performance of cultural dancers and a serving of cultural food at Andrews Academy, located on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs.

Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 for students (with ID); $2 for AFIA members. Tickets can be reserved via email or purchased onsite. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact the club via the email listed below.

Winter Classical Concert & Free Valentine's Dinner

Winter Classical Concert and Free Valentines Dinner - Come an enjoy the
works of great composers as the Eau Claire SDA Church will hold its
annual Winter Classical Concert on February 14 at 5:00 pm.  The concert
will be held at the Eau Claire SDA church which is located at 6562 Naomi
Road in Eau Claire.  Immediately following the Winter Classical Concert
will be a FREE Valentine's Dinner provided by the Eau Claire Critters
Pathfinder Club (dinner donations are always accepted but not expected).

Leadership Partners in Brazil

by Jenna Neil

In January, 50 participants from the South American Division attended an intensive session of the MA in Leadership program in Brazil. This program is a partnership between Andrews University and Brazil Adventist University.

“A request came from the South American Division president,” said Robson Marinho, chair of the Department of Leadership. “It looks like there is a trend in the church to provide leadership training for the administration and they wanted to provide this for their own administration. We prepared the program and hired the faculty.”

Conversations began in 2008 and the first cohort was held in 2010. Faculty from Andrews University go there twice a year in January and July, and there are also local faculty who advise the students.

“The program is job-embedded, which means the participants are required and expected to have a professional career,” explains Marinho. “The program is competency based instead of course driven and the participants demonstrate their competencies in their professional careers. Ideally, the program is open to the community and a majority of the participants are sponsored.”

Each cohort lasts for two and a half years with five intensive sessions and the current cohort is the third. Four out of the five sessions take place in Brazil while the fifth takes place at the Berrien Springs campus of Andrews University. The Brazil program follows the same structure as the Andrews Department of Leadership program. During the semester, participants work with regional groups on projects, working with their advisors and meeting with learning groups.

“We try to keep it a smaller program,” says Marinho. “So far, because of finances, we have agreed that 50 is a good size for a cohort. Though we admit a couple more than that, a few end up dropping out and we end up with 50.”

“Because my first language is Portuguese, I was selected for this role before becoming the department chair,” he explains. “I negotiated the partnership and am the current coordinator for the program. When I became the department chair my involvement became even stronger.”

The program incorporates theories with experience, following David Kolb’s theory of experiential learning. This theory says that you reflect on your past experience, conceptualize what it means for you and your life, and move into active experimentation based on that experience.

“The participants in our program are leaders at work, either as CEOs or middle managers of church organizations like conference presidents, treasurers and department directors,” says Marinho. “Reflection is the key and not memorization. To be a successful leader they must reflect on what they are doing and why.”

John Cosgrove attended the session in Brazil to lead out in a roundtable workshop with the theme of leadership and values. Cosgrove is a PhD student in the leadership program at Andrews, as well as a leadership consultant, and has been the president of several different companies. The roundtable began with Cosgrove speaking during the morning and leading discussions in the afternoon.

The leadership program has an annual roundtable conference at which guest speakers discuss current topics in leadership. Roundtable conferences follow the pattern of having a keynote speaker in the morning and small group discussions, typically about a book, in the afternoon facilitated by a faculty member.

“In their small groups the participants discussed what their values are,” says Marinho. “They discussed how, as a leader and as a person, they can maximize leadership with values, not only for the sake of leadership but leadership based on values. It was a great presentation and we had a great time.”

Marinho began working with the cohort at its founding and is now working to ensure the partnership continues to function. 

“We strongly believe,” said Marinho, “that leadership only develops with reflection and building bridges between theory and practice. We’re not here to teach them how to be leaders; rather we’re here to develop the leadership qualities they already have and therefore strengthen that leadership role.”

For more information about the leadership programs available through Andrews University, visit andrews.edu/sed/leadership_dept.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Revive Vespers: It's Not Over

Come out to Revive Vespers this Friday as Oshaine Wynter presents a message entitled "It's Not Over." 

Friday, February 13, 2015, 7:30 pm

Biology Amphitheater/Price Hall

Co-Curricular Credit Availible 

Michiana Fil- Am Worship Service

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be pastor Roy Castelbuono. Sabbath School begins at 9:45 am and the worship service begins at 11:20 am.

The church is located at 8454 Kephart Lane in Berrien Springs.

Prayer meeting is Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.

For more information visit us online: www.michianafil-am.com or visit our Facebook fan page for speaker information and announcements: www.facebook.com/MichianaFilAm

The Millennial Generation and the Adventist Church,

Michiana Adventist Forum presents:  "The Millennial Generation and the Adventist Church," presented by Meredith Jones-Gray, Professor of English, Andrews University, and a Multidisciplinary Panel from the Andrews University Community, on Sabbath Afternoon at 3:30 pm, February 21, 2015, in Chan Shun Hall, on the campus of Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.

About the Program:
The program is planned as a conversation from a variety of perspectives about the millennial generation‹its definition, its characteristics and its relationship to the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

About the Participants:
Meredith Jones-Gray is chair and professor of English at Andrews University where she has taught since 1982. She holds a Ph.D in English from the University of Michigan.  Other participants are: Karl Bailey, Coordinator, Behavioral Neuroscience Program, and Associate Professor of Psychology, Andrews University; Nancy Carbonell, Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, and Associate Professor in Graduate Psychology and Counseling, Andrews University; Jan Age Sigvartsen, Adjunct Professor of Old Testament, SDA Theological Seminary, and Co-Author of Beyond Beliefs I; Leanne Sigvartsen, Researcher, Project Manager and Co-Author of Beyond Beliefs I, and author of Religious Verbal Fluidity: What Nice Christian Folk REALLY Think...; and Alisa Williams, Annual Giving Coordinator, Office of Development, Andrews University, and Spectrum¹s Spirituality Editor.

Adventist Forum is open to the public.  All are welcome.  For information, contact Art Robertson at robertsa2@earthlink.net or call 471-7150.

AICER Presents Dr. Lori Imasiku

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) invites students, faculty and interested participants to attend a research symposium on Wednesday, February 11, at 5:30 p.m.

Presenter:  Dr. Lori Imasiku, Assistant Professor, Teaching, Learning & Curriculum, Andrews University

Photovoice Research Methodology

In this presentation, Dr. Lori Imasiku will discuss the photovoice methodology she used in her study of twelve students from the Kalingalinga community in Lusaka, Zambia. These students were selected to share their educational experiences through a participatory research model.  All twelve students produced an educational narrative along with suggestions on how the educational system could be improved to better serve Zambia’s most vulnerable youth. Seven of the twelve also contributed to the research through a photovoice project in which they documented their school and community and how the many facets of their lives played positive and negative roles in their education.

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall 013

Online participants login at https://andrews.zoom.us/j/618510300  whether or not they are registered Andrews’ students.

2015 Winter-Spring Andrews University CHEMSEM NEWS 6: The Neurobiology of Drug A

2015 Winter-Spring Andrews University CHEMSEM NEWS 6: The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction

How do we become addicted to drugs? Are the details in the devil or in the chemistry?

All are encouraged to attend and hear Professor Carrie Ferrario's seminar lecture this Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:30pm in A-107 Halenz Hall on the topic: The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction.

This is the sixth Winter-Spring lecture in the annual Andrews University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Series. Our guest speaker is University of Michigan Assistant Professor of Pharmacology.View Professor Ferrario's website at: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/ferrariolab/carrie-ferrario

Attached is the lecture flyer in jpeg format with more details about our speaker's educational and professional background. 

Eau Clair for February 14

Eau Claire SDA Church
6562 Naomi Road
Eau Claire, MI 49111

Sabbath Speaker: Brandon Lubbert
Sermon Title:  "The Persistent Valentine"

Church Service 10:50 am
Sabbath School  9:15 am

AU News 2.6.15

Latest AU News 2.6.15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDF0BX7NQRU&list=PLy8RK3UGulgYlQxZ_cfDblVMKwA8bhuDE

~ Highlights from our interview with longtime church evangelist Mark Finley and his wife Ernestine.
~ The Horn Museum is at the forefront of archaeology.
~ History professor Brian Strayer releases a book of laughs.
~ One student's journey to AU's talent show.
~ Your opinion on the race-based separation of church conferences.
~ This Week in Andrews' history.
~ the latest with the Cardinals basketball team.

Conversation Partners

Do you enjoy meeting new people and having conversations? Want to learn about other cultures and languages? The Center for Intensive English Programs is looking for volunteers to become Conversation Partners for international students studying English.

Volunteers are asked to commit 1-2 hours a week to their partner. There is a range of possible activities, from eating lunch together to going to an art exhibit to playing games together. It is our goal, not only to give our students practice conversing in English, but to build relationships between them and the Andrews University/Berrien Springs community.

Service credit is available for the College of Arts & Sciences and the Honors Program. 

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Amanda Meseraull at:

meseraull@andrews.edu

Ext. 2260

Friday, February 6, 2015

Faculty Trio Concert

On Saturday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m., the Howard Performing Arts Center will present Carla Trynchuk, violin, Chi Yong Yun, piano, and Stephen Framil, cello. They will perform Franz Schubert’s “Piano Trio in B-flat major” and Antonin Dvorak’s “Trio in F minor.”

Violinist Carla Trynchuk has performed as a soloist with orchestras throughout North America and Europe. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she is a professor of music at Andrews University. She will perform with Stephen Framil, critically acclaimed cellist, who has performed as concert soloist in Carnegie Weill and Avery Fisher Halls and has appeared as a soloist with orchestras around the world. Joining them is Chi Yong Yun, currently the director of piano studies at Andrews University, who has performed as a recitalist, collaborative musician and lecturer around the world.

Tickets are required. General admission is $10; $5 for Andrews University faculty and staff; free for students. Tickets can be obtained online at howard.andrews.edu or at the box office by calling 888-467-6442.
 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Andrews Celebrates Black History Month

Note: Please accept our apologies for the errors in the initial release about this important celebration on our campus. We wish to affirm the significance of the Black community’s contribution to Andrews University and the nation as a whole.

The formal celebration of Black history in the United States was inaugurated by the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) in 1926. Led by Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard-trained historian, the ASNLH hoped to raise awareness of African-American achievements in North America while highlighting the collective history of the worldwide African diaspora. Fifty years later, in 1976, President Gerald Ford called for the national observance of the holiday stating, “[we must] seize the opportunity to honor the often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

Andrews University student Jannel Monroe says, “Black History Month at Andrews University seeks to affirm this history by providing our students, staff, faculty, and public with multiple opportunities to reflect upon and internalize the rich history of the Pan-African movement.”

Black History Sabbath will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 7, at Pioneer Memorial Church. The guest speaker is Michael B. Kelly II, senior pastor of the Mt. Rubidoux Adventist Church in Riverside, California. Kelly received his MDiv from Andrews University in 2003. Pastor Kelly has had the honor of traveling the globe preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Kelly has been honored with various awards throughout his pastoral ministry, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Trail Blazer Award for spiritual leadership and community service. Kelly believes in a focused yet multi-dimensional ministry. Because of this he has sought other avenues by which to bring the Kingdom to the community. One such way is through leadership training and team building for churches and businesses. He is a certified trainer for the company Vital Smarts, and has shared presentations with communities, traveling to Adventist Conferences, the North American Division, local churches, as well as business and various companies throughout the United States.

As part of this month-long celebration, Andrews University will also be screening two notable films. The first is a PBS documentary titled “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” (pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross). The documentary covers the transition of African-Americans between Africa and America. Events covering five centuries, key sites and historians are integrated throughout the film.

The second film, Oscar-nominated “Selma,” is the story of Martin Luther King Jr.’s march to secure equal voting rights from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 had already made desegregation legal but discrimination was still extensive. King led a march that culminated, less than five months later, in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

All events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 3
11:30 a.m.   Black History Forum
Student musical performances and video clips
Howard Performing Arts Center

7 p.m.   “Many Rivers to Cross” (Episode 1)
PBS documentary
Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Thursday, February 5
11:30 a.m.   Thursday Series Presents: The Etymology of Blackness
Chaplain Michael Polite
Pioneer Memorial Church

Friday, February 6
7:30 p.m.   Lighthouse Vespers Presents: Solidarity
Michael B. Kelly, pastor, Mt. Rubidoux Adventist Church, Riverside, California
Pioneer Memorial Church

Saturday, February 7
9 a.m.  Black History Celebration
Michael B. Kelly
Pioneer Memorial Church

10:30 a.m.   Sabbath School
Coordinated by the Black Student Christian Fellowship
Pioneer Memorial Church

11:45 a.m.   Black History Celebration
Michael B. Kelly
Pioneer Memorial Church

Tuesday, February 10
10:30 a.m.   Seminary Chapel Presents: Keith Burton
Seminary Chapel

7 p.m.   “Many Rivers to Cross”  (Episode 2)
Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Friday, February 13
7:30 p.m.   Creative Arts Fest: A Black History Celebration
Seminary Chapel

9 p.m.   Black Student Christian Fellowship Presents: Impact
University Towers Auditorium

Sabbath, February 14
11:45 a.m.   New Life Fellowship Presents: Unchained (1870–1899)
Seminary Chapel

Tuesday, February 17
7 p.m.   “Many Rivers to Cross” (Episode 3)
Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Friday, February 20
9 p.m.   Black Student Christian Fellowship Presents: Impact
University Towers Auditorium

Sabbath, February 21
11:45 a.m.   New Life Fellowship Presents: Unbroken (1900–1939) and Willie Lynch and The Attack on Black Sexuality
Seminary Chapel

7 p.m.   Andrews University Presents: “Selma” starring David Oyelowo and Tim Roth (2015)
Location: TBA

Sunday, February 22
4 p.m.   Andrews University Presents: “Selma” starring David Oyelowo and Tim Roth (2015)
Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Tuesday, February 24
7 p.m.   “Many Rivers to Cross” (Episode 4)
Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Friday, February 27
9 p.m.   Black Student Christian Fellowship Presents: Impact
University Towers Auditorium

Sabbath, February 28
11:45 a.m.   New Life Fellowship Presents: Unashamed (1940–1969)
Seminary Chapel

CRAVE: How to get what you really want

An open discussion on desire and faith

When: February 6–March 6
Fridays and Sundays from 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Open to the public

Free food and live music each night! We don't want anyone to miss out on this so if you need transportation let us know, we'll get you a ride. For AU students, you can get co-curricular credit for attending!! Discussion topics will include: The Mystery of Desire, Dreams Do Come True, Infinite Satisfaction, The Source of Addictions and others! If you need a ride or have any questions.. let us know!

RSVP here: https://facebook.com/events/809036042501063

Affordable Massage Therapy

Men, did you know that massage therapy can improve your athletic performance? It can also help relax you to concentrate better on studies and exams? 

Ray McAllister, owner of Ray's Healing Massage is an Andrews alumnus as well as a licensed massage therapist. His large, strong hands give that deep, firm touch athletes desire for active backs, necks, arms, legs, feet, and even, pecs and abs. Ray’s total blindness gives him the sensitive precision you need to help you get those toned muscles you want. Ray can also simply relax you and get the blood pumping for academic focus and good grades. 

It’s $25 for the first hour of massage and stays that way for students and seniors. Sponsored seminary students and conference employees who have Adventist Risk Management can also enjoy 30 no-cost massages from Ray every year. Hot rock, Himalayan salt, and reflexology are also available. So, contact Ray ASAP: 269-471-7422, raymcal@att.net, 8936 Grove St. Berrien Springs.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Bread 4 Life Bakery Relocation

Bread 4 Life Bakery will be re-locating.  Please see the attachment for more information. 

Memorial Service for Robert & Ilea McDaniel

The memorial service for Bob and Ilea McDaniel will be on Sunday, March 1, at 2 p.m., in the Pioneer Memorial Church. Longtime members of this congregation, Bob and Ilea were active in the community and on campus. Robert spent 37 years as "Barber Bob" in the barber shop next to the University Bookstore and Ilea worked in Custodial Services here on campus. Their untimely death while returning home from the holidays is tempered by the memory of their gracious living. Join the family from across the nation on March 1, as we remember and look forward to  the “blessed hope” of Jesus’ return.

You can read a news report on the accident here.

Their obituary can be found here.

Village Church for February 7

First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship 11:20 am
Speaker - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon - "Family S.O.S.: Old Fogies in the Fast Lane."

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person - Elizabeth Tan
Phone - 471-7795

Memorial Service for Erno Gyeresi

Erno Gyeresi, associate director of Andrews University Press, died surrounded by family shortly before 1 p.m. on Sabbath, January 31. Erno’s death followed a long battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 7, at 4 p.m. in the Seminary Chapel. Visitation with the family will begin a half hour before the service.

Driving Force Behind Andrews Study Bible Dies

Erno Gyeresi, a Romanian pastor-turned-business executive who became a key force behind the popular Andrews Study Bible, has died after a long struggle with cancer. He was 54.

Gyeresi died peacefully on Sabbath afternoon, Jan. 31, at his home in Niles, Michigan, with his family by his side, his family said.

Gyeresi spent the first 13 years of his career working as a pastor and church administrator in Romania, and the last 13 years of his life working at Andrews University Press, where he served as managing editor of the Andrews Study Bible, first released in the New King James Version in 2010.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Cultural Adaptation to Stress

The Graduate Department of Psychology and Counseling invites you to partipate in a research survey that examines cultural adaptation to stress among college students. The researchers hope to identify how cultural group membership effects coping skills developed and one's subsequent ability to mediate stress. The findings should prove valuable for detection, intervention and prevention programs.

Here is the link that will direct you to the survey site: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YJNTLBW

The study also involves a qualitative component. Students who are interested in participating in a brief focus group interview, please contact the researchers: Stacey Nicely or Dr Carole Woolford-Hunt at: nicely@andrews.edu

After completing the survey and/or focus group interview, participants will be given the opportunity to particiapte in a drawing for one of two $25 gift vouchers.

If you are under the age of 18 or not enrolled in Andrews University, please disregard.

Thank you for your participation!

Week In Pictures

Scott Moncrieff's Father Died

Robert E. Moncrieff, father of Scott Moncrieff, professor of English, passed away last week in Loma Linda, California. He was born in China in 1926 where he lived for the first 13 years of his life. He attended Andrews Academy after returning from China, and served in the army in WWII, mainly stationed on Guam in the South Pacific.

Returning after the war, Robert completed a business degree at La Sierra and married. He later went back to school and received a medical technologist degree, worked in a lab and decided to go to medical school. He graduated from Loma Linda with his MD in 1967, specializing in pathology and blood banking, and worked at Loma Linda University for many years as the chief medical consultant for the blood bank, giving occasional lectures to med tech and medical students.

For over twenty years Robert had Parkinson's disease, and his quality of life was severely diminished for the last three quarters of that time. He was a kind, patient, generous and attentive father, and though not a great reader outside of medical books, US News and World Report and Time Magazine, Robert loved words and helped stimulate his son's interest in them.

The memorial service is scheduled to be held at the Brian S. Bull Pathology Building in Redlands, CA on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

Thank you for keeping the Moncrieff family in your prayers as they say goodbye to a beloved father.

Stronger than Before: A Gift of Hope

First Congregational Church UCC will host a benefit concert titled "Stronger than Before: A Gift of Hope" on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. The church is located at 2001 Niles Avenue in St. Joseph, Michigan.

The concert will feature uplifting music that is based on “HOPE” and will benefit two cancer organizations and a bereavement center, which provide needed services and support for people and their caregivers dealing with cancer and grief. We are supporting Handles of Hope, associated with the Marie Yeager Cancer Center of Lakeland HealthCare, Berrien County Cancer Services, and Lory’s Place Grief Healing and Education Center.

It is common for people to be affected by cancer, either in their immediate family or their circle of acquaintances. Paul Flyger, the church’s director of music ministry, says he is “excited to work on this project because it has potential to speak to anyone. My family was affected by my father’s battle with pancreatic cancer.”

First Congregational Church is indirectly connected to these organizations through three of its members: Lisa Bartoszek, director of Lory’s Place; Ruth Beach, founder of the Handles of Hope project; and David Resch, a volunteer for the annual bike ride at the Berrien County Cancer Services. The concert’s aim is both to support these organizations and to provide an opportunity to come together and celebrate the power of healing and joy generated by uplifting music.

The concert will include both choral and instrumental music and will feature the First Congregational Church Chancel Choir, under the direction of Stephen Zork and the Alleluia and Jubilate Ringers, under the direction of Paul Flyger. Guest musicians include Mike Perkins (alto saxophone) and Beth Oeseburg (violin) from Stevensville, Christina Gibson (flute) from Niles, and Janene Bergen-Bock (soprano) from Chicago. She will sing Olivia Newton-John’s “Stronger than Before,” the cover title for Newton-John’s album of inspiration and encouragement for women who have dealt with breast cancer, written after her personal cancer experience.

The local jazz combo, Jazzmin II, under the direction of Steven Reed, will perform three well-known tunes in a jazz setting.

The Andrews University Singers, under the direction of Stephen Zork, will perform the center piece of the program, “This House of Peace,” composed by Ralph M. Johnson and commissioned for the opening of Sacred Heart Medical Center (Portland, Oregon) in 2008. The words are from patients and family members, and the composition is dedicated to all healthcare givers.

The First Congregational Church UCC has served the St. Joseph community with music and other ministries for 160 years. Weekly Sunday worship is at 10:25 a.m. with childcare provided from 9:15 am. More information is available at www.fccstjoseph.org or 269-983-5519.

Niles Westside Church Service for Feb. 7

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

February 7: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Swallen Mission Conference

The Seminary Department of World Mission and Center for Youth Evangelism jointly present one of the first-ever leadership conferences on Short Term Mission (STM). Featured speakers are Drs. Robert and Kersten Priest, the leading researchers of STM among evangelicals. Joining them are are Adventist Church leaders, mission teachers, and veteran missionaries. 

February 19-21, 2015

Thursday, 7:00-9:00pm; Friday, all day; Sabbath, all day.

Seminary Chapel

Scrapbooking Together

Join other cardmakers and scrapbookers for an afternoon of fun on Sunday, February 22 from 1 to 5 pm in the PMC Commons. Bring the project you are working on and your favorite snack.  We provide free chocolate and prizes. You say "I'm not at cardmaker or scrapbooker but I need to sort pictures."  Bring your pictures and join us. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Revive Vespers: Wars and Rumors of Wars

Come join us this friday for Revive Vespers as Robin Tait presents a messege entitled: "Wars and Rumors of Wars–Forgiveness"

7:30 pm on Friday, February 6, 2015

Biology Amphitheater/Price Hall

Co-curricular credit availible

WSC Call for 2015-16 Scholarship Applications

WSC Call for 2015-16 Scholarship Applications

The 2015-2016 Women's Scholarship Committee scholarship applications for graduate women students are available in paper form at the Administrative Assistant's desk in the English Department in Nethery Hall or through e-mail attachment by writing Dr. Stella Greig at  greigs@andrews.edu. Please put "WSC Scholarships" in the subject line. Completed applications are due at noon, Friday, March 20.

There are two kinds of application forms.  One form is for the Steele Scholarship, which is for women who have served as cross-cultural missionaries for at least 4 years and who are working on a graduate degree in any of the university schools.  The other form is a general application for women working on a graduate degree in any of the university schools.

General application forms will be considered for several different named scholarships (which have their own criteria--e.g., must be:  a Seminary student, a School of Education in educational or counseling psychology student, or a student working on a music degree, etc.), as well as the more general WSC Advisory Scholarship and Honored Women Scholarship.  To give applicants the best chance to receive an award, the committee will determine for which scholarship an application fits best.  Along with the application form, students will need to request letters of recommendation from two different individuals (either from two professors or a professor and a work supervisor).  The letters of recommendation should include the professor/supervisor's assessment of the worthiness of the applicant in terms of scholarship, work habits and the likelihood that the student will meet her goals.  Scholarship funds awarded are to be applied towards tuition for the 2015-16 school year.  Questions may be sent to greigs@andrews.edu.

WSC Scholarship Applications

The 2015-2016 Women's Scholarship Committee scholarship applications for graduate women students are available in paper form at the administrative assistant's desk in the Department of English in Nethery Hall or through email attachment by writing Dr. Stella Greig at greigs@andrews.edu. Please put "WSC Scholarships" in the subject line. Completed applications are due noon, Friday, March 20.

There are two kinds of application forms. One form is for the Steele Scholarship, which is for women who have served as cross-cultural missionaries for at least four years and who are working on a graduate degree in any of the University schools. The other form is a general application for women working on a graduate degree in any of the University schools.

General application forms will be considered for several different named scholarships (which have their own criteria—e.g., must be: a Seminary student, a School of Education in educational or counseling psychology student, or a student working on a music degree, etc.), as well as the more general WSC Advisory Scholarship and Honored Women Scholarship.

To give applicants the best chance to receive an award, the committee will determine for which scholarship an application fits best. Along with the application form, students will need to request letters of recommendation from two different individuals (either from two professors or a professor and a work supervisor). The letters of recommendation should include the professor/supervisor's assessment of the worthiness of the applicant in terms of scholarship, work habits and the likelihood that the student will meet her goals. 

Scholarship funds awarded are to be applied towards tuition for the 2015–16 school year. Questions may be sent to greigs@andrews.edu.

Wind Symphony Presents Winter Concert

The Andrews University Wind Symphony, under the direction of Alan Mitchell, will present their annual winter concert on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University.

The first half of the concert will feature the Southwestern Michigan College Brass Band under the direction of Jonathan Korzun. The band will perform “Investiture Antiphonal Fanfare” by Bliss, “Praeludium” by Graham, “Hymn for Diana” by Turin, “Lazos Amistad” by Texidor, “Unsquare Dance” by Brubeck and “Rhapsody in Blue” by Gershwin.

The second half of the concert will feature the Andrews University Wind Symphony performing “The Standard of St. George March” by Alford, “Time Remembered” by Spark, “Journey to the Lion’s Castle” by Galante, “English Dances, Set II” by Arnold, and “Selections from ‘Into the Woods’” by Sondheim.

General admission is $5, students and senior admission are $3 and children under 12 are free. To order tickets, visit howard.andrews.edu or call the Howard Center Box Office at 269-471-3560.

SED Scholarship Applications--Last Chance

This week is your last chance to apply for School of Education scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year. Applications are available in the SED Dean’s Office (Bell Hall, Room 105) as well as each SED department office. Only students enrolled in SED programs are eligible. Applications must be submitted to the SED Dean’s Office by noon on Friday, February 6, 2015. 

CHEMSEM NEWS 5: Tailored Nanoparticles for Advanced Environmental Processes

Can we design nanoparticles to clean up the environment and protect us against harmful bacteria and chemicals? How can we do that?

All are encouraged to attend and hear Professor Sherine Obare's seminar lecture this Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 4:30pm in A-107 Halenz Hall on the topic: Tailored Nanoparticles for Advanced Environmental Processes.

This is the fifth Winter-Spring lecture in the annual Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Series. Our guest speaker is from Western Michigan University where she is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and serves as Associate Chair and Graduate Studies Advisor in the Department of Chemistry. She was chosen in 2013 as one of the top 25 Women Professors in Michigan.

Attached is the lecture flyer and abstract with more details about our speaker's educational and professional background and talk.

For non-Andrews faculty, students and others wishing to attend:

There are directions given to Andrews at: http://www.andrews.edu/about/visiting/get_to_andrews.html

To get to the A-107 Halenz Hall:
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-323 Halenz Hall .... on the third floor of the Science Complex.

Teachers are encouraged to announce this lecture in their classes and/or forward this email to their classes.All are welcome to forward this email along to colleagues and friends.

Tied Up In Knotts

Karen Knotts, daughter of the legendary Don Knotts, will present Tied Up in Knotts, a one-woman family-friendly comedy routine, as part of the 2014–2015 Howard Center Presents… series on Sunday, February 15, at 7 p.m., at the Howard Performing Arts Center.

In Tied Up in Knotts, Karen will perform and tell stories about her father, comedic actor Don Knotts. Don Knotts is most known for his role as Barney Fife on the “Andy Griffith Show,” but as Karen says, “he was the funniest when he was just being himself.”

Karen has acted in theater, film and television, as well as performed in puppet shows and standup comedy. Her one-woman show will have families rolling on the floor with laughter. It is a must-see for people who grew up watching the Andy Griffith show!

Tickets are $15, $10 for Andrews University faculty and staff, and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at howard.andrews.edu or at the box office by calling 888-467-6442.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Art Gallery Exhibition by Kevin Gross "SpiritFire Images"

The Visual Art & Design Department announces the exhibition titled “SpiritFire Images” by Kevin j. Gross. There are a series of fractal images that will be exhibited in the Art & Design Gallery in Smith Hall, on the Andrews University campus. The opening reception is February 3, 2015 from 6-8 PM. All are invited. Co-curricular credit will be offered and light refreshments will be served. The exhibition is on display through February 15.

Also, Kevin J. Gross will give a talk entitled "Fractals and Art" at the eigen*Talk at 12:30 on Friday, February 6, in Haughey Hall, room 133, the Thompson (Math/Physics) Amphiteater.  The talk will include a discussion of his creation of art based on math and a short history of fractals, his history with working with them, and a short discussion of fractals' appearance and their role in his art.  A light luncheon will be available, and guests are welcome. 

Attachments

Death of Erno Gyeresi

Erno Gyeresi, associate director of Andrews University Press, died surrounded by family shortly before 1 p.m. on Sabbath, January 31. Erno’s death followed a long battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 7, at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, Visitation with the family will begin a half hour before the service.

Our prayers and thoughts go out to Ildiko Gyeresi, Financial Records accountant, her son Lehel and daughter Harmat, and other family, friends and colleagues at this time of loss.

You may leave a message for the Gyeresi family in the Comments section.

Condolences for the family may be sent to:
Ildiko Gyeresi
2426 Jody Rae St
Niles MI 49120
igyeresi@andrews.edu

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to:
Pioneer Memorial Church (Christian Education Fund)
8655 University Blvd
Berrien Springs MI 49103
 

Erno Gyeresi Obituary
1960–2015

Erno Gyeresi, 54, died peacefully on Saturday afternoon, January 31, at his home in Niles, Michigan, with his family by his side. Erno’s death followed a long battle with cancer.

He was born on February 27, 1960, in Nyaradszereda, Romania to Iosif and Marta (Csongvay) Gyeresi. Erno earned his high school diploma from Bolyai Farkas Theoretical Lyceum in June of 1979. Later that year, he was accepted into the Babes-Bolyai University Faculty of Mathematics program. Before he could begin his undergraduate program, he completed nine months of mandatory military service. In June of 1985, Erno fulfilled all degree requirements for a BS in Mathematics, except for his final thesis. His natural and widely recognized aptitude for a bright career in mathematics was balanced by a calling to the gospel ministry, a calling pursued by his father, a grandfather and a total of 10 members of his extended family. So while working on his mathematics degree, Erno concurrently attended the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Bucharest, Romania, where he graduated in June of 1985 with an undergraduate degree in theology. By the early 2000s, he had completed all but his dissertation for a PhD in Systematic Theology from Andrews University, and in 2009 he completed a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing, also from Andrews.

Erno married Ildiko Ilona Galfi on August 4, 1985, in Tirgu Mures, Romania. They lived in Cluj Napoca for 13 years, where Erno served in various roles in the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a pastor and secretary/treasurer for the North Transylvania Conference. As a faithful servant of the Lord, Erno touched many lives during his years of ministry. In 1998, he moved his family to Berrien Springs, Michigan, to attend the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. As a student, Erno worked in several departments, including Physics Enterprises, the James White Library, and Andrews University Press. In 2005, he began full-time employment at the Press, and in 2011 he was named associate director, responsible for all business management and marketing.

In addition to his service as a pastor and church administrator in Romania, Erno’s professional influence and legacy will long be felt for his 13 years at Andrews University Press. Most significantly, he was the managing editor of the “Andrews Study Bible,” first released in the New King James Version in 2010; managing editor of the same study Bible in the New International Version (forthcoming); editorial consultant for the Romanian edition of the study Bible (2014); and managing editor of the “Andrews Bible Commentary” (forthcoming). All of this was in addition to his profound editorial and business influence on the regular operations of the Press, the only regularly established academic publishing house operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Erno is survived by his wife of 29 years, Ildiko Gyeresi of Niles, Michigan; his son Lehel Gyeresi of Houston, Texas; his daughter Harmat (Kyle) Beebe of Altamonte Springs, Florida; his parents Iosif and Marta Gyeresi of Tirgu Mures, Romania, and his sister Judit (Viorel) Dan of Madrid, Spain.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dining Services presents Gourmet To-Go

Dining Services will be offering family-style take out entrées, making your dinner experience hassle free. These delicious made from scratch entrées can be simply paired with a side of vegetables and salad for the perfect meal. No pre arrangements are necessary, entrées are available at the Gazebo during regular business hours. Each entrée of 12 servings cost $28, choose from the following options:

†Italian Lasagna
†Sam’s Chicken
*†Special K Roast
*vBBQ Meatballs
†Marvelous Meatloaf

For Gazebo hours please visit our webpage:  andews.edu/dining

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* Contains nuts
† Contains dairy
  vVegan

 

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Free Counseling Services (available a bit longer)

The Andrews Community Counseling Center (ACCC) still has openings for a number of new clients for a bit longer. Graduate practicum students provide FREE services and have training in counseling adults, adolescents and children.

Each counselor is supervised by a trained mental-health professional.

Types of referral issues accepted include (among others):

  • relationship issues
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • adjusting to changes
  • academic challenges
  • behavioral concerns
  • social skills problems
  • bullying problems (victims and perpetrators)
  • parent-child conflict
  • many others

Counselors work with children, teens, or adults; with individuals, couples, or families.  We even have a play therapy room to accommodate young clients.  Therapy sessions are completely confidential.

To make an appointment or if you have any questions, please contact the ACCC at 269-471-6238. If the ACCC is closed, please leave a message (which is kept confidential) and someone will return your call as soon as possible. 

All Nations Church Service for Jan. 31

All Nations SDA Adventist Church
4259 East Snow Road
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
(269) 473-4400

January 31: Diversity Sabbath
Speaker: Elder Jay Gallimore

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Service: 11 a.m.

Adventist Youth Program: 4:00 p.m.
Family Life Ministry Meeting: 6:00 p.m.

Campus Signage Policy

As part of the planning for the University entrance, the Arboretum Council and the Facilities Management Committee voted temporary signage would be prohibited at the University entrance and along J.N. Andrews Boulevard. This policy was deemed reasonable because of the increased visibility of the official entrance to the University and the new way-finding signs installed throughout campus.

Signs placed there will be removed and can be picked up at the Integrated Marketing & Communication building. Signage left at IMC for 30 days will be disposed of.

Banners may be placed at the terminus of J.N. Andrews Boulevard on the poles provided.

Reservations/arrangements to install and store banners can be made with Plant Services. When providing guests with directions to campus, weather-resistant boxes to place flyers about your event have been installed for your convenience near the large campus map at the Welcome Globe.

A song for Haiti

Berrien Community is invited to a Fundraising Concert for Pregnant Haitian Women at the Berrien Springs United Methodist. All donations are tax deductible and will go towards a well established Health Center for Pregnant Women in Haiti.

310 West Mars St. Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Time: 5:00p.m.

Refreshments will be served.

Contact Ernst Jacques at 269-362-5703 for more info.

2014 W-2s Available Online

2014 Form W-2 available online!
For those that have consented to only receive their Form W-2 electronically, please follow the instructions below to access your 2014 W-2. A paper form will NOT be sent to you.

If you did not consent, your paper W-2 will be mailed, January 29th.

Instructions to Access Your 2014 W-2
·              Go to www.andrews.edu/goto/myW2
·              Login with your Andrews username and password
·              Click on "W-2 Wage and Tax Statement"
·              Select tax year 2014 and click “Display”
·              IMPORTANT: Follow instructions for printing
 

Eau Claire Church Service for Jan. 31

Eau Claire SDA Church
6562 Naomi Road
Eau Claire, MI 49111

Sabbath Speaker: Jason Johnson
Sermon Title:  "The Lion Roars"

Church Service 10:50 am
Sabbath School  9:15 am

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sanctuary Choir

   SANCTUARY CHOIR
      Pioneer Memorial Church
Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, Basses!
Join Sanctuary Choir!  Rehearsals Wednesday evenings, beginning February 4, 7:00-8:30 PM, in Junior 3 - the first classroom on the left from the parking lot. PMC, lower level.
Students and community - here is a way to offer your musical gifts in service of worship - please call, text or email director Jeannie Pedersen-Smith to join this adult choir.  Contact her at 269-277-0488, jean.pedersen.smith@gmail.com
Did you sing in high school or college choirs?  Teach music?  Join this choir for what will be a rewarding singing experience!

CACTUSVILLE Children's Worship this Saturday!

CACTUSVILLE Children's worship returns this Saturday at 4pm at Andrews Academy. Open to kids K-5th grade to have a great time learning about God.  We'll have live music, puppets, stories, crafts, snacks and more!  Invite a friend!

Online MBA Program Ranked in Top 50

by Jenna Neil

The Master of Business Administration program at Andrews University has been ranked among the top 50 private online MBA programs in the U.S. for 2014.  Onlinembareport.com placed Andrews at number 23, above Columbia College (Columbia, Missouri) and University of Phoenix. 

“One significant contributing factor to our high U.S. News & World Report ranking is our online MBA program,” says Allen Stembridge, dean of the School of Business Administration. “We are very proud of our growing, synchronous and interactive online learning platform which provides an opportunity for career advancement to students around the world who are unable to physically attend courses here at Andrews University.”

For more information about the Master of Business Administration program, email graduate@andrews.edu or call 269-471-6013.

CORRECTION: Date of Howard Center Presents...Tied Up in Knotts

Program at 7:00 pm on Sunday, February 15.

Experience the hilarity as Karen Knotts performs and tells stories about her legendary father, Don Knotts. Don Knotts is most known for his role as Barney Fife on the “Andy Griffith Show.” Tied Up in Knotts captures the essence of who Don Knotts was as a man because as Karen says, “he was the funniest when he was just being himself.” Karen Knotts has acted in theater, film and television, as well as performed in puppet shows and standup comedy. Her one-woman show will have you and your family rolling on the floor with laughter in her family-friendly evening of comedy.

TICKETS REQUIRED: $15 Reserved Seating

Purchase tickets online, or call our box office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Carey Carscallen

Architecture lecture series. See flyer for details.

Week In Pictures

Massage for Men

 Men, did you know that massage therapy can improve your athletic performance?  It can also help relax you to concentrate better on studies and exams?  Ray McAllister, owner of Healing’s Rays Massage is an AU alumnus as well as a licensed massage therapist.  His large, strong hands give that deep, firm touch athletes desire for active backs, necks, arms, legs, feet, and even, pecs and abs.  Ray’s total blindness gives him the sensitive precision you need to help you get those toned muscles you want.  Ray can also simply relax you and get the blood pumping for academic focus and good grades.  It’s $25 for the first hour of massage and stays that way for students and seniors.  Sponsored seminary students and conference employees who have Adventist Risk Management can also enjoy 30 no-cost massages from Ray every year.  Hot rock, Himalayan salt, and reflexology are also available.  So, contact Ray ASAP: (269) 471-7422, raymcal@att.net, 8936 Grove St. Berrien Springs.
 

Test-writing Workshop for Faculty

Faculty, would you like to improve the quality of your exam questions?  Are you interested in learning more about measuring students' knowledge and application of the material?

Come join us for "Assessment of Students," a workshop on test-writing by Dr. R. Lee Davidson on Friday, January 30, 11:00am-1:00pm.  During this training you will learn the basic rules of stem writing, how to provide good multiple-choice answers, how to write questions that tap higher level learning, and much more!

To RSVP for this event, please send an email to training@andrews.edu and include your full name, ID#, email address, and the department in which you teach.

 

Faculty Book Club

Faculty, are you interested in exploring teaching strategies that can enhance your content delivery in ways that improve student outcomes? Have you ever wished to improve your teaching methods and practices while empowering your students during the learning process? Are you wanting to discover the joy of teaching, and learn how to bring energy and excitement back into the classroom?

The Office of Human Resources and the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum are excited to provide this opportunity to challenge faculty members to reflect on their current teaching practices and to move from simply delivering lectures to fostering active learning for your students.

Please join us in the upcoming semester for our first Faculty Book Club event. We will be reading Leaving the Lectern: Cooperative Learning and the Critical First Days of Students Working in Groups (McManus, 2005). Come and be inspired to grow professionally as we dive into this book and dialogue with colleagues about the journey of transformation in our teaching.   Below are the times and dates that the Faculty Book Club will meet to discuss and process various chapters of the book:

            Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 12:00-1:00pm (Chapters 1-3)
            Monday, February 9, 2015, 12:00-1:00pm (Chapters 4-6)
            Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 12:00-1:00pm (Chapters 7-9)
            Monday, April 6, 2015, 12:00-1:00pm (Chapters 10-Conclusion)

To RSVP, please send an email to training@andrews.edu, and provide your full name, ID#, email address, and the department in which you teach.  The first 30 individuals to RSVP will receive a free copy of the book.  Also, please know that lunch will be provided during the learning events.

For further information about the book, please refer to the following links:
            http://www.tos.org/oceanography/archive/18-4_book_reviews.pdf
            http://advan.physiology.org/content/30/4/265
            http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/jge/summary/v054/54.3creasman.html

 

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 for Student Employees training during Tuesday Choices/University Workshops this Spring semester, beginning on January 13.  (Those student employees that are still interested in joining us are welcomed to.  Those that have missed our first session will have an opportunity to make-up that session.)

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 training@andrews.edu, 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.
 

Art Gallery Exhibition by Kevin Gross

The Visual Art & Design Department announces the exhibition titled “Fractals and Art” by Kevin j. Gross. There are a series of fractal images that will be exhibited in the Art & Design Gallery in Smith Hall, on the Andrews University campus. The opening reception is February 3, 2015 from 6-8 PM. All are invited. Co-curricular credit will be offered and light refreshments will be served. The exhibition is on display through February 15.

Kevin J. Gross will give a talk entitled "Fractals and Art" at the eigen*Talk at 12:30 on Friday, February 6, in Haughey Hall, room 133, the Thompson (Math/Physics) Amphiteater.  The talk will include a discussion of his creation of art based on math and a short history of fractals, his history with working with them, and a short discussion of fractals' appearance and their role in his art.  A light luncheon will be available, and guests are welcome. 

FUNDRAISING/SCHOLARSHIP

3ABN  NEW RELEASE SPECIAL EDITION DVD/CD  

"HALLELUJAH WE'RE HOME AT LAST"

 

STUDENT FUNDRAISING

Information:

Phone: (269)815-5213

Cell: (269)338-6689

E-mail: anaporto1718@gmail.com

 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Keep Your Resolutions in 2015

Keep Your Resolutions in 2015, come, CHANGE YOUR BODY! Anna Piskozub’s comprehensive group personal training starts a new session on Sunday, February 8, at 9am, at Lamson Health Club. Individualized program will help you create stronger core, boost agility, increase flexibility and balance while you tone and shape your entire body. Class times are Sunday at 9am, Tuesday at 6pm and Thursday 6pm. Note: AU employees will be reimbursed up to 50% for the cost of the program. If you are interest in joining, please call the Lamson Health Club at 471-3449 or e-mail Anna at anna@changingyourbody.com

Andrews Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

by Jenna Neil

On Thursday, January 15, Onleilove Alston, a faith community organizer and contributing writer for Sojourners Magazine, spoke for Andrews University’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Her topic was “The Biblical Call to Justice and African Roots of the Sabbath.”

Alston is known for her activism for justice and the poor after firsthand experience with poverty, foster care and homelessness. During her presentation she talked about Biblical justice specifically from Isaiah 61. She began by reading verses 1–4 and asked students to consider what the scripture was saying about God’s justice, a personal walk with God and several other areas.

“Nothing I can talk about,” she said, “can compare to what God says in His word.” Speaking of the recent events in Ferguson, Alston continued, “Do you think God has anything to do with justice? There’s our version of justice and God’s version. We need to use the Bible to examine God’s version of justice.”

As part of her talk, Alston used three examples of how the justice of Isaiah 61 was portrayed. The first was from Matthew and the reverse Exodus, or a return to Egypt to remember the first exodus. The second was Dr. King’s poor people’s campaign, specifically Resurrection City, a shantytown for the poor located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The poor people living in Resurrection City rose up in the sprit of God with the support of allies to change their lives. The third and final example Alston used was from her own life.

“The young people where I grew up were starting to reach out,” she said. “They were changing the way things had been between the government and the people.”

Alston, who grew up in East New York, Brooklyn, wasn’t raised in the church. At the age of 10, she started to read the Bible and pray. She was converted while attending a local Baptist Church four years later. Alston has a degree from Penn State University in human development and African-American studies and two master’s degrees, one in divinity from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, and the other in social work from Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York. She is currently the interim executive director at Faith in New York and a workshop facilitator, speaker and writer.

For more information about Alston, visit emergingvoicesproject.org/onleilove-alston.

Tall Jalul Excavation

•The Jalul Excavation will take place May 7-June 8, 2015. For application and information, visit http://www.madabaplains.org/jalul/participate.htm. First deadline is February 2.

The Figurines of Tall Jalul Exhibit

The Figurines of Tall Jalul Exhibit is now open to the public. The ceramic figurines are part of a Late Iron Age II/Persian Period (8th – 6th century BC) material assemblage, and were uncovered during Andrews University excavations from 1992-2012. The exhibit, which is located in the Horn Museum’s Madaba Plains Project Hall, will run until April 30. For more information please call 269-471-6180.

The Music Moves Him

David Phelps believes in the power of song.

The Christian musician, best known as tenor in the Gaither Vocal Band and for his three-octave vocal range, says whether he's singing as part of Bill Gaither's legendary gospel group or as a solo artist, his goal is always the same.

"Music really is a vehicle for emotion," Phelps says by telephone from his farm in Culleoka, Tenn., just outside of Nashville. "If a song can move me in some way then in turn I can figure out how to interpret that so I can then go out on a nightly basis and look people in the face and hopefully sing it in a way that's moving to them. To me that's what it's all about."

Tonight, Phelps will be trying to move the audience at Andrews University's Howard Performing Arts Center in a solo tour stop touting the songs off his latest album, 2012's "Classic," as well as a few new tunes from his forthcoming record, "Freedom," which is due out in April.

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SED Scholarship Applications: 10 More Days!

You only have 10 more days to apply for School of Education (SED) named scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year! These scholarships are only for students enrolled in SED programs. 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 6, 2015.

Confidential Complaint Mechanism via Internal Auditor

In an effort to continue to follow best practices at Andrews University, a confidential complaint mechanism is available for faculty, staff and students to share concerns, independent of management, about questionable accounting, accounting controls, auditing matters or financial ethical misconduct.  If you have a financial concern, you may contact the internal auditor, Sylvia Budd, at 471-6503 or sbudd@andrews.edu.  You may submit a complaint online via the Internal Auditor's homepage at www.andrews.edu/services/auditor.

Architecture Alum Wins Award

Hibler Design Studio of Berrien Springs, Michigan has been awarded “Best of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Hibler Design Studio was founded in 2005 and has grown to a tightly knit team of seven talented professionals.

Jesse Hibler, owner of Hibler Design Studio, is a graduate of Andrews University.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Mrs. Ernestine Finley (Wife of Mark Finley) at school of Health Professions

Mrs. Ernestine Finley will be a guest speaker in Department of Public Health, Nutrtion & Wellness/SHP(School of Health Profession) next Tuesday, Jan 27. This is a rich opportunity. Co-curricular credit will be offered on Tues for students who are not in the class, so please bring your ID card with you. Please see below for details:

 CLASS: Mrs. Finley will speak about “The Rising interest in Holistic Living” to our class:

• FDNT 460 Seminar: Ellen G White- Selected Topics in Nutrition & Wellness 
• Tues, Jan 27th , 6:30-7:20 pm
• Marsh Hall, Rm 319
• *Co-curricular credit offered* (ID card will be scanned)

 

Steve Hansen Exhibition

January 23-March 29 - Exhibition by Steve Hansen, Pewabic Pottery in Detroit

Eerdmans, and Zondervan publishers will be selling books at a discount.

During the 11th Annual Seminary Scholarship Symposium, Eerdmans, and Zondervan publishers will be selling books at a discount. This event will take place on Tuesday, February 3, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Seminary Commons.

Berrien Springs Camera Club Meeting

FROM:            Berrien Springs Camera Club

CONTACT:     Madeline Johnston
                        471-1109
                      

            The Berrien Springs Camera Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 4, 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) Chocolate and 2) Abandoned Buildings. 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).
            Chocoholics should have fun with this one. Images could include favorite places to eat the confection, pictures of goodies in shop windows, delicacies about to be consumed, and chocolate forms of assorted animals and buildings. The Abandoned Buildings category also has room for much imagination and creativity, as well as travel pictures, and variety from buildings of antiquity to modern slums.
            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: http://berrienspringscameraclub.blogspot.com/.
            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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Village Church for January 24

First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship 11:20 am
Speaker - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon - " S.O.S.: No Experimenting Allowed"

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person - Elizabeth Tan
Phone - 471-7795

Niles Westside Church for January 23

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

January 24: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker; Andrews Academy Band will provide the music.

Our annual Talent Night will be held at 5 p.m. at the church and school.

Adventist Forum Presents Karl Bailey

Adventist Forum Presents Karl Bailey
The Psychology of a Peculiar People:
Studies of Adventist Sabbath-Keeping
and Other Distinctive Doctrines

presented by

Dr. Karl Bailey
Associate Professor of Psychology, and
Coordinator of the Behavioral Neuroscience Program
at  Andrews University,

Sabbath Afternoon at 3:30 pm
January 24, 2015
Chan Shun Hall
Andrews University

About the Speaker

Dr. Bailey did his undergraduate work at Andrews University, earning a BS degree in psychology and biology.

He then did graduate work at Michigan State University where he earned a Ph.D in cognitive psychology.

Dr. Bailey has an active research program and contributes regularly to the scholarly literature.

His research  interests include:

Language and the Visual World,
Visual Attention & Human Cognition;
Religious Cognition;
Self-Determination Theory;
Research Self-Efficacy;
Sabbath-Keeping Behavior;
Integration of Faith & Learning


Karl was Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is married to Rosemary Joy Bauer Bailey.  They have a daughter named Lilly and another named Annalisa.

How To Share Your Faith And Give Bible Studies

Pioneer Memorial Church would like to invite you to a weekend event of How To Share Your Faith And Give Bible Studies.

You will learn how to get meaningful conversations started, how to confidently share your faith with anyone, how to share your testimony, how to get Bible studies started, how to give dynamic Bible studies, respond to disagreements and common objections, deal with difficult Bible texts, and how to make appeals and lead people to make decisions. We will look forward to seeing you there.

This is a great opportunity for those that want to deepen their relationship with God and their  understanding of the Bible.

Friday the 24th from 5:00-7:00 PM (light meal provided - food line opens at 4:30 PM)
Saturday the 25th from 3:00-5:30 PM

To Register
Click: Pmchurch.org/go Or call: (269) 471-3543

For more information: contact Tabitha Umali at tabitha.umali@pmchurch.org or 269-340-2031.

Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive

Neighbor to Neighbor is holding their annual food drive during January and February.  Please check the flyer for more information and how to donate.  

CHEMSEM NEWS 3: Science Illustration - Making Research Visible

Do you enjoy doing both art and science? Perhaps, you should explore the world of science illustration as a career.

All are encouraged to attend and hear Professor Joseph Trumpey's seminar lecture this Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 4:30pm in A-107 Halenz Hall on the topic: Science Illustration - Making Research Visible.

This is the third Winter-Spring lecture in the annual Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Series. Our guest speaker is Associate Professor of Art at the Stamps School of Art & Design and an Associate Professor of Natural Resources at the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan.Visit his website for more at: http://www.jtrumpey.com/

Attached is the lecture flyer in pdf and jpeg formats with more details about our speaker's educational and professional background.

For non-Andrews faculty, students and others wishing to attend:

There are directions given to Andrews at: http://www.andrews.edu/about/visiting/get_to_andrews.html

To get to the A-107 Halenz Hall:
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-323 Halenz Hall .... on the third floor of the Science Complex.

Teachers are encouraged to announce this lecture in their classes and/or forward this email to their classes. All are welcome to forward this email along to colleagues and friends.

Horn Museum Exhibits Rarely Seen Artifacts

The Siegfried H. Horn Archaeological Museum at Andrews University will exhibit ancient artifacts rarely seen outside of the nation of Jordan, including many collected by Andrews students.

"Figurines of Tall Jalul" opens today and will be at the museum until late April, Horn Museum Curator Constance Gane said.

Many of the artifacts were collected by Andrews students working alongside Jordanian students during summer archaeological digs in the last few years.

The year-long loan has given museum staff the chance to photograph, draw, measure and analyze the pieces before putting them on exhibit.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Free Counseling Services

The Andrews Community Counseling Center (ACCC) has openings for a number of new clients. Graduate practicum students provide FREE services and have training in counseling adults, adolescents and children.

Each counselor is supervised by a trained mental-health professional.

Types of referral issues accepted include (among others):

  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjusting to changes
  • Academic challenges
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Social skills problems
  • Bullying problems (victims and perpetrators)
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Many others

Counselors work with children, teens, or adults; with individuals, couples, or families.  We even have a play therapy room to accommodate young clients.  Therapy sessions are completely confidential.

To make an appointment or if you have any questions, please contact the ACCC at 269-471-6238. If the ACCC is closed, please leave a message (which is kept confidential) and someone will return your call as soon as possible. 

Andrews University Music and Worship Conference

February 26-28, 2015 will mark the 12th annual Andrews University Music & Worship Conference. Hosted accross the University campus, this conference will provide biblically grounded training opportunities for church musicians, pastors, worship leaders, and anyone involved in worship ministry.

Our theological focus this year will consider biblical worship through the lens of the Book of Revelation. We're excited about our outstanding presenters, workshops and worship experience.

Complete information and registration is available at www.cye.org/mwc. We hope you can join us as we learn and worship together!

Revive Vespers: That Perfect Will

Come join us for Revive Vespers as Akeem James presents on: That Perfect Will, Making Man Holy

 

7:30pm on Friday, January 23, 2015

Biology Amphitheater/Price Hall

Co-curricular credit availible 

Week in Pictures

School of Education Scholarship Applications Due February 6

Applications are now available for School of Education (SED) named scholarships for the 2015-2016 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 6, 2015.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Furniture for Sale

A chair, end table and sewing cabinet are for sale. Details here.

Friday, January 16, 2015

AICER Presents Dr. Nadia Nosworthy

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) invites students, faculty and interested participants to attend a research symposium on Monday, January 26, at 5:30 p.m.

Presenter:  Dr. Nadia Nosworthy, Graduate Psychology & Counseling Assistant Professor, Andrews University

Assessment of Early Numeracy Skills
There is growing evidence to suggest math skills are just as important as reading skills when predicting a child’s academic success and overall well-being. Children’s ability to compare symbolic (e.g., Arabic numerals) and non-symbolic (e.g., dot arrays) numerical magnitudes has been found to correlate with their math achievement. Consequently my colleagues and I designed a two-minute paper-and-pencil assessment to measure kindergarten children’s ability to compare symbolic and non-symbolic numerical magnitudes and assessed the degree to which performance on this measure explains individual differences in achievement. Research results revealed that symbolic and non-symbolic number comparison accuracy scores correlated with individual differences in arithmetic achievement and participants’ scores on the paper-and-pencil test in kindergarten were a significant predictor of math performance in grade one. The findings suggest the important role of symbolic and non-symbolic processing in children’s higher-level math abilities and also highlight the potential of this tool for assessment of early foundational numerical abilities.

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall 015

Online participants login at  https://andrews.zoom.us/j/618510300  whether or not they are registered Andrews’ students.

$200 Bonus at Fifth Third Bank

Get a $200 Bonus!!!
When you open a new personal or business checking account with qualifying activity.  Please contact Fifth Third Bank in Berrien Springs for additional information @ 269-473-2189.

Adventist Forum

Adventist Forum presents "The Psychology of a Peculiar People: Studies of Adventist Sabbath-Keeping and Other Distinctive Doctrines"by Dr. Karl Bailey, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Coordinator of the Behavioral Neuroscience Program at Andrews University.  The discussion will be on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm in Chan Shun Hall on the campus of Andrews University.

About the Speaker:  Dr. Bailey did his undergraduate work at Andrews University, earning a BS degree in psychology and biology.  He then did graduate work at Michigan State University where he earned a Ph.D in cognitive psychology.  Dr. Bailey has an active research program and contributes regularly to the scholarly literature.  His research interests include:  Language and the Visual World, Visual Attention & Human Cognition; Religious Cognition; Self-Determination Theory; Research Self-Efficacy; Sabbath-Keeping Behavior; and Integration of Faith & Learning.

Karl was Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is married to Rosemary Joy Bauer Bailey.  They have a daughter named Lilly.

Adventist Forum is open to the public.  All are welcome.  For information, contact Art Robertson at robertsa2@earthlink.net or call 471-7150.

Mark Finley at Andrews University

Andrews University invites the community to hear Mark Finley, world-renowned Seventh-day Adventist evangelist and public speaker, present January 27–31. There are a variety of opportunities to attend events featuring Finley on the Andrews campus:

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center
“Things That Matter Most”

Thursday, Jan. 29, 4:30 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center
Panel Discussion: “The Role of Seventh-day Adventists in Social Justice”

Friday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.
Pioneer Memorial Church

Saturday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center
“God’s Difference-Makers”

Finley is this year’s featured speaker for the Graduate Student Consecration Service and Week of Activities. All events are free and open to the public. No tickets required; first come, first served, with priority given to Andrews University graduate students.

Thursday’s panel discussion with Finley also includes panelists Nicholas Miller, professor of church history, and Sherine Brown-Frasier, chair of the Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness. Moderators are David Ferguson, director of undergraduate leadership development, and Deborah Weithers, associate dean for student life and diversity.

Finley has been involved in Christian ministry for more than 35 years—preaching, teaching, offering spiritual growth workshops and presenting healthful lifestyle lectures. He currently serves as vice president for global evangelism for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and is speaker emeritus for It Is Written, an international Christian television ministry, where he was speaker and director from 1991–2004.

With a passion for reaching people all over the world, Finley pioneered satellite evangelism technology, allowing millions from across the globe to attend his satellite evangelistic campaigns NET ’95, NET ’96 and ACTS 2000. His sermons have been translated into 50 languages, and he has written over 60 books and produced 16 video series, while regularly contributing articles to numerous periodicals.

For more information about these events, email graduate@andrews.edu or call 269-471-6321.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Thanks from President & Mrs. Andreasen

To our many friends in the university and the community:

Demetra and I wish to express our heartfelt appreciation for the many thoughtful expressions of sympathy we have received and continue to receive following the death of my mother last month.  The cards, e-mails, phone calls, kind words along the way and warm handshakes have been overwhelming, encouraging and comforting.

Thank you so much.

Demetra and Niels-Erik Andreasen

Acapella Group is Pitch Perfect

NOTE: The following is an excerpt (link to full story follows) from an interview with The Filharmonic done by the Herald Palladium. The Filharmonic will perform at the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews Univeristy on Sunday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. Visit howard.andrews.edu for tickets.
 

Joe Caigoy had already transferred to Michigan State University when he got the call.

Vocal bass Jules Cruz and beat boxer Niko Del Rey, who Caigoy had previously performed with, were putting together an all-Filipino-American a capella group to audition for the fourth season of NBC's musical competition, "The Sing-Off."

"They asked me if I wanted to be a part of it so I flew home to Los Angeles," Caigoy says by telephone from Lansing.

In addition to Caigoy, Cruz and Del Rey also recruited vocalists VJ Rosales, Trace Gaynor and Barry Fortgang to form the group now known as The Filharmonic.

"Jules knew Barry from middle school and they grabbed the other two guys from other singing competitions," Caigoy says. "The day I flew in was the day we all met, and it was the day we filmed our audition tape."

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Dining Services hours for MLK Day

Monday, January 19 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Dining Services hours are as follows:

 
TERRACE CAFÉ

11:30am - 1:30pm

5:00pm - 6:00pm

 

GAZEBO

8:00am - 9:00pm

 

OFFICE

Closed

Adventism in China

by Lucero Castellanos-Guirre

A first-of-its-kind conference reflecting on Adventism in China and Asia held at Hong Kong Adventist College (HKAC) took place at the end of October 2014.

Lawrence W. Onsager, dean of libraries, had the opportunity to attend this conference, which is jointly sponsored by Adventism in China (AIC) and the Association of Seventh-day Adventists Historians (ASDAH).

Onsager represented Andrews University at the official opening of the Center for Chinese Adventist Heritage located in the Hong Kong Adventist College library.

“The purpose of this conference was to renew the interest in studying the history of Adventism in China—the early days and currently as well,” stated Onsager when discussing the topic of his paper, “On Fire for China, the Story of Erik Pilquist, Pioneer Adventist Missionary to China,” which he presented at the conference.

Onsager’s paper is a preliminary study on the influence that Erik Pilquist had on the early training of the initial group of Adventist inland China missionaries and their methods for bringing the Gospel to the non-Christian Chinese.

Through his own research, Bruce W.N. Lo, the mover and shaker between Adventism in China, found Onsager’s research on early mission work in China—work that Onsager had done while the library director at Union College in the 1980s.

“Out of the blue, last year Bruce Lo approached me and asked me for some of my research so I shared it with him and then he talked about this conference and suggested I might want to do a paper for it, which I did, and then presented,” shared Onsager.

“HKAC has made a request for the Center of Adventist Research to share historical resources between our center and theirs,” claimed Onsager. “That of course is not an official thing at this point, just a request. This will be quite easy from our part because our Center of Adventist research is working to develop an Adventist digital library.”

Technically, there is no Adventist church in China today, although conference presenters pinpointed that about 500,000 believers live in this country of 1.35 billion people. In the realm of religion the Chinese government wishes churches to be self-governing, self-supporting, and self-promulgating. By respecting these principles, the Chinese Union Mission has no authority over the Adventist churches in China.

Today, few Adventists are aware that missionary work was actively conducted in China during the first half of the 20th century. Through this conference the history of the church’s mission work in China was brought back to light.

For more information on Adventist mission work in China visit www.adventisminchina.org.

Staff Member Tells Sam Campbell's Story

by Becky St. Clair

In 2011, Terry Dodge, PC support specialist at Andrews University, took his family to Four Mile Lake near Three Lakes, Wisconsin. They paddled a canoe around the island and explored there, an adventure the whole family enjoyed.

The trip was inspired during family worship one evening when Dodge’s daughter asked who Sam Campbell was. It was then that Dodge really began thinking about the bigger picture answer to that question.

“A lot of Adventists know Sam’s name thanks to the Living Forest series he published,” says Dodge. “I think he became popular due to being such a big outdoor enthusiast and promoter. His message of enjoying nature is such a part of the Adventist Church that we easily and fully embraced his perspective of going out in nature and meeting God.”

Though Dodge found and read a book about Campbell’s life by Shandelle Henson, chair of the Department of Mathematics at Andrews University, he was unable to find much more.

“I figured since I enjoy filmmaking, why not tackle this myself?” says Dodge. “I wanted to celebrate Sam’s life and promote his message and invitation to come out to the wilderness, enjoy and preserve.”

An avid photographer since he was a child, Dodge felt there was always something missing in his photography ventures. When he realized what was missing was motion, he enrolled in filmmaking classes, shadowed anyone in the field who would let him tag along, and volunteered anywhere he could to get additional experience.

Today Dodge is only a year away from finishing his film documentary on Sam Campbell, and, alongside writers Steve Yahr and Alison Vilag, is also working on a biography.

Despite the large amount of time Dodge has spent working on these projects, there are still mysteries that surround the story of Sam Campbell. One, for example, is that of his military service.

Though there are records of Campbell’s draft just a few months before WWI ended, as well as his discharge a month to the day after the armistice, most of his records were destroyed in a fire a few years ago.

“We may not have a lot of detail, but there are indications that he did indeed integrate into the life of a military draftee,” says Dodge. “His attire of choice is one example; he liked high-top boots, dark shirts and short, dark khaki breeches. Basically a modified WWI uniform. He also mentions ‘KP duty’ in one of his stories, a military reference to a soldier’s assigned time to work in the kitchen.”

When asked, Dodge listed some of his wishes for putting together Sam’s story: A way to find or get back school records from his early childhood; access to details about his college career; locating Sam’s grandparents’ farm where he spent summers during his childhood; what remains of the things his wife Giny took with her when she moved following his death.

Studying Sam’s life has definitely had its share of perks, though. Dodge describes one of his most memorable experiences while on a trip to gather information.

“I sat on Sam’s pier; the sun had come up and the lake was glass. Duck hunting season started the day before, but no boaters had entered the lake nor had I heard any shots. I just sat there and watched the water and the trees and the sky, and soaked it all up in silence. The lighting was perfect and you could see the trees themselves and the reflections in the water perfectly. It was one of the most peaceful, beautiful moments I’ve experienced, and in that moment I truly began to feel I understood Sam’s deep attachment to this place.”

Dodge has met several individuals who had significant relationships with Sam and Giny, and each has contributed greatly to Dodge’s project. “Research will probably never end on this project,” he says. People continue to come out of the woodwork with stories and information, and Dodge readily admits he’s sure that will continue to happen.

Sam’s message about spending time in nature with God and with people speaks loudly to Dodge. He feels this idea is even more important today than it was back in Sam’s era, and has personally experienced a time when Sam’s writings helped bring healing and focus into a difficult time in his life.

“Life had gotten tough and I had begun to question a lot of things,” recalls Dodge. “I was really discouraged. I have always had a love of nature so I turned to Sam’s writings. There I found encouragement and an urging to go outside and spend more time finding God. That perspective and that positive influence was a huge help through those difficult situations. There’s a spiritual side that Sam brings into his writings. He wants his readers to find that quiet place where God can speak to them. I appreciate that, and I know others have, too.”

Dodge plans to have the documentary film and the biography completed in fall 2015. Regular updates can be found on Dodge’s project website, philosopheroftheforest.com, as well as on his Facebook page, facebook.com/PhilosopherOfTheForest.

To watch a trailer for the documentary, visit vimeo.com/97209266.
 

Online Nursing Program Ranked in Top 25

by Lucero Castellanos-Guirre

The Andrews University School of Health Professions’ online Master of Science in Nursing program has recently been ranked among the top 25 programs of its kind. BestColleges.com placed Andrews at number 15.

“We in the Department of Nursing are honored to have this program listed among the top programs in the country,” shared Karen Allen, chair of the Department of Nursing. “While strong leadership and great faculty and staff in the Andrews University Department of Nursing contributed to this success, all the glory goes to God. We thank Him for this honor and distinction in our graduate education.”

Over the next ten years the nursing sector is expected to see nearly 20 percent job growth, leading to a significant increase in working professionals who are seeking career advancement. The master’s in nursing online degree is flexible and convenient for those searching for balance between work, family and school.

“This honor comes at a momentous time in the department,” said Allen. “We plan to launch our online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in the summer of 2015, to serve even more students.”

The department is confident in the platform established for this new doctorate online program and has high hopes for its success.

For more information about the School of Health Professions, including how to enroll in either online or onsite nursing programs, visit andrews.edu/nursing.
 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Winter Blood Drive

Mark your calendars! The Winter Blood Drive will take place February 25 and 26 from 1-7 pm. Come give blood, you can save lives. More information will be availabe closer to the actual event.

The Emmanuel Quartet

The Emmanuel Quartet will be performing for vespers at the All Nations Seventh-day Adventist Curch on Friday, January 16, at 7 pm.  Please see poster for more details. 

ADRA International Job Opportunity

ADRA International has the following job opportunity: Accountant II. For a detailed job description and to apply online please visit www.adra.org.

Last-Day Events Young Adult Series

"LAST-DAY EVENTS" is the subject of an extended series being studied by the Young Adult Sabbath School at the Michiana Fil-Am Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8454 Kephart Lane, Berrien Springs, MI 49103.  Come join us for singing, prayer, and in-depth discussion.  If you have one, bring a copy of the Ellen White book titled Last Day Events.  For further information call Peter Mulenga at (269) 635-4648."

Village Church for January 17

First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship 11:20 am
Speaker - Pastor Joseph Reeves
Sermon - "Faith in a Faithless Generation"

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave. Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person - Elizabeth Tan
Phone - 471-7795

The Village SDA Church is praising God for giving us a new Youth Pastor, Pastor Joseph Reeves

Background:
My wife Ruthie and I are glad to have arrived at Village where we will spend our 2nd year in marriage and many more to come. I’ve been in pastoral ministry for the past two and a half years ministering at Detroit Metro and South Lyon churches plus the recent Lakes Area plant. I left my home state of Washington in 2006 when I moved to Wisconsin to work as Bible worker and evangelist. After studying Theology and graduating from Southern Adventist University in 2011, I worked for Southern one year as Bible worker instructor and coordinator for SALT (Soul-winning and Leadership Training). So far, God’s people in Michigan have been a greater blessing to me than I’ve been to them. I expect more good times at Village and am eager to see what God has in store for all. 

Dolores Slikkers Tribute in Holland Paper

Dolores Slikkers was a member of the Andrews University Board of Trustees and a long-time supporter of the University. She was killed in a car accident last month. The below excerpt (full story linked below) is a tribute article published in the Holland (Michigan) Sentinel on Jan. 13.
 

A woman with boundless energy and a heart for helping, Dolores Slikkers’ legacy extends far beyond the Tiara Yachts facility on 40th Street in Holland Township.

Dolores poured her passion for people into every greeting card she sent — more than 2,000 a year — and into every church she helped to build through her ministry.

Dolores, 85, died as a result of a car crash in December.

The wife of S2 Yachts founder Leon Slikkers, Dolores was very much his first mate.

In the weeks since Dolores’ death, Leon, 86, said there has been an outpouring of support from people that she helped.

“She enjoyed life. She really had a passion for helping others. There was just no end to it. I didn’t realize it that much until afterwards,” Leon said. “I knew she was active, but not to that extent.”

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Free Diabetes Seminar

Diabetes Prevention, Management, and Reversal starts Tuesday, January 20, at 7 p.m. at the Dowagiac Seventh-day Adventist Church.  For 10 weeks, learn how you can step away from the downward spiral of pre-diabetes and diabetes and enjoy a better quality of life.

 

  • Don't follow the crowd:  40% of adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • Learn what pre-diabetes and diabetes are
  • Find out what the risk factors are and how they can be changed
  • Save money:  diabetics spend twice as much on health care as non-diabetics
  • Save your life:  reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Enjoy your life:  reduce your risk of depression
  • Learn tips to incorporate into your daily routine to manage your blood sugars
  • And lastly, find hope that Diabetes does not have to rule your life

 

The program is help weekly starting January 20 at the Dowagiac Seventh-day Adventist Church at 410 Hill Street.

 

The program is conducted by the church's faith community nurse, Melody Wallace, RN.

 

This free seminar for the community does require pre-registration by January 18.  Call 269-782-0457 or email melody@dowagiacadventist.org.

Addiction Recovery Program Coming to Dowagiac

The Dowagiac Seventh-day Adventist Church announces plans to provide recovery help for people challenged by harmful habits and addictions.  An introduction to Christ-centered recovery through The Journey to Wholeness 12 Step program will be presented at the church, Saturday, January 17, at 2:00 p.m.  Carrying the message and helping others through such a program will be theme of Ray Nelson's presentation, titled "Whatever It Takes."

All who attend will be blessed with greater understanding concerning the value of 12 Step addiction recovery meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous.  The meetings provide resources for people who need strength to break free from obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviors which lead to harmful habits and addictions.  The power of any and all addictions (food, drugs, sex, gambling, shopping, etc.) can be broken through the Higher Power of Jesus Christ.

At 10:50, Nelson will be preaching.  His morning sermon is, "Where Is the Power?"  Family and friends of the Adventist Church and the recovery community are welcome to attend and participate in either or both of these presentations.  There is a free lunch planned between the two sessions.

 

The Dowagiac Seventh-day Adventist Church is located at 410 Hill Street. 

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