Wednesday, January 7, 2015

CANCELLED: ChemSem: Sulfur-Containing Rings

Due to weather, this webinar has been cancelled.

What's so special about sulfur-containing rings? Does the ring size matter? Can they be used as pharmaceutical agents?

All are encouraged to attend and hear Dr. Lee J Silverberg's webinar lecture this Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 4:30pm in A-107 Halenz Hall on the topic: Sulphur-Containing Rings: Synthesis and Biological Activity.

This is the first Winter-Spring lecture in the annual Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Series. Our guest speaker comes to us from Penn State University.

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

If you can't be there in person, please join us online: http://andrews.adobeconnect.com/chemsem

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Serving the World's Cities: An Andrews University Response

Cities have been interwoven in human experience from the beginning of time. Some will argue that humans prefer the gentle pastoral beauty and pace of life familiar to uncrowded rural settings, but the reality tells us otherwise. For whatever reason, we gather in cities. Today’s cities are larger, more creative, diverse and global than ever. In the mid-19th century less than 10 percent of the world’s population lived in a metropolis of 100,000 or more. By 1900 the urban population in the world had increased to 14 percent. Today, 60 percent of the human population is in the city, and in developed nations like Canada and America it is an astounding 75 percent. And the pace of migration to urban life is quickening. Today’s cities are the center of power, culture, economy and spirituality.

Christians bring their influence into the life of the city as they live there, work there, play there and socialize there. Most young adults leaving our colleges and universities establish careers in one of our world’s urban centers. They need support as they bring the presence of Christ into those cultures.

Recognizing this challenge, the Andrews University Doctor of Ministry program offers an Urban Ministry Concentration. The next cohort in this concentration will begin in March 2015 in Chicago. Skip Bell, professor of Christian leadership, leads the concentration.

<<< Read the full story >>>

Niles Westside Church Service for Jan. 10

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 10: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

A fellowship lunch will follow second service.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Collegiate Sabbath School

Compass Collegiate Sabbath School

If you are interested in studying the Bible on Sabbath mornings together with fellow students from all over campus, Compass Collegiate Sabbath School is the place for you. We begin by singing and transition then to the Scriptures. All semester long, we meet every Sabbath from 10:30-11:30am in the Religion and Biblical Languages Department of Buller Hall. Erhard Gallos and Glenn Russell are the co-ordinators of this Sabbath School.

Contact Erhard Gallos for more information at gallos@andrews.edu or by calling (269) 471-3186.

Howard Center Presents... Faculty Trio

On Saturday, February 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 be performing 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 REQUIRED: $10 Reserved Seating, Free for Students

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

Grow Michigan

Grow Michigan, a conference-wide evangelism initia- tive, will be introduced by Elder Jim Howard, MI Con-ference Evangelism Coordinator, on January 10, 3:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary, to all area churches and pastors. Grow Michigan is the former Praise and Report annual meeting of the District 9. He will  also be preaching during both worship services here at Village. Plan to come to this important event and see how the Lord has blessed His work through evangelism. There will be a reception following, sponsored by the MI Conference.
For more information see the attachment.

Place: Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Phone 471-7795
Contact Person
Pastor Ron Kelly

Eau Claire Church Service for Jan. 10

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

Sabbath Speaker: Tom Shepherd
Sermon Title:  " Soft on Crime: A Second Look at Jonah"

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

Four Alumni Build Company

Founded by four alumni of Andrews University, Galileo’s mission is to create UAV systems that enhance human life and help solve critical health, logistics, security, and entertainment challenges.

The team realized that both professionals and consumers desire to interact with drones but are commonly faced with complexities that limit their use of the technology. Galileo is pushing to change this reality with their motto: “Personality to make it yours. Apps to make it powerful. Hardware to make it happen.”

Galileo will launch the first of its two models, the Alpha, through crowdfunding in 2015. The Alpha will be designed for personal use with a simplicity tailored for the mass market.

<<< Read the full story >>>

Berrien Springs Camera Club Jan. Meeting

 The Berrien Springs Camera Club will meet on Wed., Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Community Library at Cass and Union. The program will be an inwardly focused one, trying to improve the images submitted for the club’s competitions every other month.

            One of the stated goals of the club is to help members improve their photographic skills. Three judges from outside come to judge the competitions, and members often wonder why a particular photo was rejected, or given fewer points than anticipated, or perhaps given an “honor” status. On the other hand, it is well recognized that judging art is very subjective. Most club members have had the experience of later resubmitting a rejected image and having it win honors.

            In January three artists/photographers will critique pictures and give reasons for how they would judge them if this were a competition. Members will join in and offer their observations and suggestions, too.

            Nathan Greene, world-renowned painter who lives and works locally, will be one of the judges. Another will be Breanna Bell, a Michiana photographer specializing in seniors, families, and babies. The third will be Emmanuel St. Cloud, a Berrien Springs photographer who specializes in events, portraits, and weddings.

            Each member may submit five images ahead for this critiquing session. Submission guidelines are on the club’s blog site:  http://berrienspringscameraclub.blogspot.com/

            All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Music Materials Center Spring Hours

The Music Materials Center, a branch of the James White Library, announces its Spring hours!

• Sundays, 1:30-6:30pm
• Mondays -Thursdays, 8:25am-8:30pm
• Fridays, 8:25am-3:00pm

One of the University's hidden gems, we are located in the basement of Hamel Hall. Andrews University students, faculty, and community members are invited to visit us and check out a wide variety of printed music for piano, voice, and other instruments.

We also have many dictionaries and reference books on music, as well as hymnals for personal use or Friday night vespers!

Our professional music librarian is availible for research consultations if your English, History, Religion, or other paper incorporates aspects of music, worship, or musical culture.

Also, many music resources are available online via the James White Library website, such as Naxos, RLIM, JSTOR, and Oxford Music Online. Access to these resources is FREE for Andrews University students and staff using univesity IDs and logins. http://www.andrews.edu/library/music/index.html

Marianne Kordas, the music librarian, may be contacted for more information at either kordas@andrews.edu or (269) 471-3114.

Mission Trip & Study Tour

Mission Trip to Middle East
Mission Study Tour - Lebanon 2015
If you are an undergrad student interested in a missions in the Middle East, consider the Lebanon 2015 Mission Study Tour sponsored by the Religion Department. Druing May 2015, the mission team will conduct campus ministry among the mostly non-SDA students at Middle East University and the local elementary and secondary schools. If you are interested in cross-cultural ministry, if you love living and sharing your faith, if you want to learn more about mission and culture in the Middle East, contact Dr. Glenn Russell (glenn@andrews.edu). The study tour requires enrollment in 5 undergraduate religion credits for the 2015 summer semester. Space is limited and will be filled by the end of January. 

Contact Glenn Russell for more information at glenn@andrews.edu or by calling 269-876-7657.

School of Education 2015-2016 Scholarship Applications

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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 Praying & Fasting Initiative

Join us for Revival, Fasting, and Special Prayer

ASAP Ministries and the Fairplain, Coloma and Indonesian Seventh-day Adventist Churches are partners in the 2015 Praying & Fasting Initiative, January 7–17. 

We will meet Monday–Friday, 12:15–12:45 p.m. in the ASAP Meeting Room (105 S Cass St in Berrien Springs, 269-471-3026) and also nightly at 7 p.m. at the Fairplain Seventh-day Adventist Church (140 Seneca Rd in Benton Harbor, 269-926-8891).

In the evenings, Pastor Dan and Rose Augsburger will share their “Messages on Revival.”  Participants will be encouraged to fast corporately for 77 hours from noon on January 13 to 5 p.m. on January 16 (you can choose to fast from food, unhealthful food, media, etc.). Come pray with us!

10 Days of Prayer @ Michiana Fil-Am

Do you want to join with the worldwide Adventist family in asking God to manifest the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives? Join us for 10 Days of Prayer on this theme at the Michiana Fil-Am Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Meetings will begin at 7 p.m. each evening from Wednesday, January 7, through Friday, January 16. Various Fil-Am members will share brief messages on the Fruit of the Spirit each night before the prayer time.

The Michiana Fil-Am Church is located at 8454 Kephart Lane, Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Nedley Depression Recovery Seminar

Thursdays, starting January 15, 6:30 p.m.
Village Church Fireside Room

Free information session:
Sunday, January 4,3 p.m.
Village Church Fireside Room

Wait! Don’t be fooled by the name! Benefits of the seminar include:
Keeping Your Happy Switch Turned On
Improving Your IQ and EQ (emotional quotient)
Recovering from Depression and Anxiety

The brain is the most complex organ in the body, so it stands to reason that there are many contributors to maintaining mental health and to the development of mental health problems.
* Understand nutritional secrets to improve mood
* Recognize and correct distorted thoughts
* Overcome addictions
* Treat depression through lifestyle changes
* Improve spiritual health

Dr. Nedley has researched the epidemic of depression sweeping society. He has discovered that one in three patients seeking medical help is plagued by depression. Through his ongoing study of the current scientific research related to diseases of the mind, combined with years of clinical experience, Nedley committed himself to finding the root causes of depression rather than just anesthetizing the symptoms with medicine. Neil Nedley is a full-time physician who practices acute internal care medicine. He is an experienced national and international speaker.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Concert at South Bend First Church

Singer/songwriters Matt and Josie Minikus are joining us from the beautiful state of Oregon for a concert on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 5 p.m. Their concert will be about an hour in length and be a special time to connect together and reflect on the goodness and faithfulness of God. Please come and bring your friends!

The concert will be held at South Bend First Church, 1936 E Altgeld, South Bend IN 46614.

Memorial Service for Ruth Kissinger

Ruth Meta Kissinger, 79, of Bridgman, passed away December 9, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. Ruth was buried on December 11, 2014, at Graceland Cemetery in Bridgman, with her family in attendance and Allred Funeral Home of Berrien Springs presiding. A memorial service will be held in her honor at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 2015, at the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church in Berrien Springs. To view her complete obituary and post online messages for her family visit www.allredfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Services for Carole Boothby

Carole Boothby, 83, longtime resident of the Berrien Springs area, died peacefully in her home on Saturday, December 27, 2014. The memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2015 at the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church in Berrien Springs, with visitation at 10:30 a.m. To read her entire obituary and leave memories for the family visit www.allredfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Season of Prayer

Seasons of Prayer Schedule
Plan now to give yourself the best Christmas gift of all:  a re-energized daily walk with Jesus beginning today, December 27 to January 3, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Village Family Center, with Dr. Conrad Vine, AFM President.  These are the following topics that will help you experience God’s faithfulness in keeping His promises. May you choose to avail of this opportunity to experience the Living Word of God!


.Sabbath Evening - Help! Which Bible Version Should I use?
.Sunday - “Before We Even Open the Bible”
.Monday - “A Good Starting Point: Asking the Right Questions”
.Tuesday - “Sitting Under the Word of God: A Reflec-tive Reading”
.Wednesday - “Roadmaps for Study Planning for Personal Study”
.Thursday - “Which Prophecies Apply Today?”
.Friday - “Different Texts: Different Rules of Engagement”
.Sabbath Evening - Communion Service


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

Monday, December 22, 2014

Free Counseling Services

The Andrews Community Counseling Center (ACCC) has openings in January for a number of new clients (but interested individuals may call now and leave a confidential voicemail to get on the waiting list). Graduate practicum students provide FREE services and have training in counseling adults, adolescents and children.

Each counselor is supervised by an experienced supervisor.

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. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Academic Conference to be Held at Andrews

by Jenna Neil

The annual Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters (MASAL) conference will take place on the campus of Andrews University on Friday, March 13, 2015.  MASAL, an interdisciplinary academic conference, is held each year at a different university in Michigan. 

“Being able to host MASAL is really an honor for Andrews University,” says Sarah Burton, administrative assistant in the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship. “It means that we are recognized as a university with substantial research programs that produce excellent scholarship.” 

Conference participants, including undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty members, give presentations on their research, with time for questions and answers after each presentation.  There is also a poster session where presenters can discuss their research with interested participants in a more informal setting.

With more than thirty parallel sessions, there is a session for just about any academic discipline, from Administration and Anthropology to Women’s & Gender Studies and Zoology.  Several of the section chairs for the event are from Andrews University, including Bruce Closser, associate professor of English, Brendan Cross, assistant professor of physics, Ryan Hayes, associate professor of chemistry, Shandelle Henson, professor of mathematics, Boon-Chai Ng, professor of engineering, Ryan Hayes, associate professor of chemistry, Krista Turner, masters student in English, and Rachel Williams-Smith, associate professor of communication. 

The afternoon Keynote Address will be given by Andrews University faculty members James Hayward (biology) and Shandelle Henson (mathematics) on their ecological research on the effects of climate change on the behavior of seabirds.   The deadline to submit abstracts for consideration for the conference is January 6, 2015. For more information on MASAL, visit andrews.edu/go/masal.

Professor Speaks on Cuba-U.S. Relations

The Obama administration's announcement this week that it will be normalizing relations with Cuba came as a surprise to many, including Andrews University Professor of History or Political Science Doctor Gary Wood.

<<< Read the full story >>>

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Professor's Book Used in Romanian Ministry

Aventist students in Romania have decided to share a book of drawings with their classmates that place Jesus in New York in hope that the unusual illustrations will prompt people to reach for the Bible for answers.

The Romanian chapter of AMiCUS, an organization that strives to share Jesus with non-Adventist students, chose the book, Jesus of New York: Premonitions of New York Teenager, as its main missionary tool for 2015, and demand has already exceeded the initial print run of 2,500 copies by the Adventist-operated Romanian Publishing House.

The 43 drawings by retired Andrews University professor Greg Constantine are replete with allusions to characters, situations, actions, dialogues, and objects from the gospel stories that the students hope will encourage readers to double-check their literacy of the Bible.

<<< Read the full story >>>

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

AU News 12.12.14

AU News 12.12.14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbTHUyLHeCI

AU News is produced by the News Production and News Editing classes in the Dept. of Communication.
Anchors: Emmanuel Leonard and Lucero Castellanos

~ Andrews students march to protest police brutality
~ How one group of students plan to spread cheer during the Christmas break
~ Interview with the North American Division’s Communication Director
~ Update on the Cardinals basketball team
~ This Week in Andrews history
~ What you want for Christmas
 

Howard Center Presents... "His Creation"

The Howard Performing Arts Center will present “His Creation,” an interactive family program by Rich Aguilera as part of the 2014-2015 Howard Center Presents.... series on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. Aguilera’s high-energy presentation will utilize props, audience interaction, costumes, photos, video and other special effects to explore the subject of creation and evolution. Two showings, one at 6 p.m. and another at 8 p.m. will entertain parents and children alike.

Aguilera, “The Mud Guy” from Guide Magazine and 3ABN's “Kids' Time,” travels the world looking for evidence of creation and sharing his discoveries with kids and adults. He writes several monthly columns, has published several books, produces audio and video resources and does speaking engagements that teach about nature and creation.  Aguilera doesn’t shy away from asking hard questions that even adults secretly have.  Some of the questions he will answer are: How does carbon dating work? What evidence is found in human DNA about our origins?  Is there scientific evidence that proves evolution?

A parent who attended a show in the past said, “I especially like the interactive nature of Rich’s presentations. I have never seen our children sit to attentive to a presentation that was equally appealing to adults!”

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and children. They can be purchased online at howard.andrews.edu or at the box office by calling 888-467-6442.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Week in Pictures

Tablets for Cuba

TABLETS FOR CUBA. Want to be part of an unprecedented ministry in communist Cuba? Christians in Cuba have no access to religious books, and entering them into the country is almost impossible. The solution? A Tablet. Yes, a tablet can be easily entered into the country and it can be loaded with a host of materials such as Bibles, EGW books, SDA Bible Commentary, Hymnal, music and more. Perhaps you are planning to upgrade your tablet this Christmas, or you have an old tablet you would like to donate. Give the gift of "knowledge unto salvation" this Christmas. Give a "library" to a Cuban family or Bible worker today. Drop your used Tablet at the Master of Divinity office at the Seminary and know that you are giving a gift of a “lifetime” For more information contact Fernando Ortiz, ortizl@andrews.edu or 269.471.3416. On behalf of a Cuban Bible worker or family, Thanks!

CUC Announces Name Change

Canadian University College announced yesterday it will officially change its name to Burman University on May 1, 2015. To read more, visit their website.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dining Services Software Upgrade

On Thursday, December 18, and Friday, December 19 there will interruptions in departmental and student charges in the Gazebo, Bookstore, and ITS store while we perform a software upgrade to the ID card activation system and install new registers in Dining Services .  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  ID and credit card transactions will resume again on December 20.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Doctoral Defense: Debbie Potter

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Wednesday, December 17, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Debbie Potter will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Debbie Potter’s dissertation title is, “God's Paintbrush: A Case Study of Congregational Response to Bible-Based Murals at Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

A Request from Adventist Forum

Dear supporter,

For the last ten years, the Michiana Adventist Forum has been sponsoring scholarly presentations, thought-provoking discussion, and even occasional debate, with featured scholars and researchers from both the local area and further abroad.

In the past, we largely arranged for speakers who were in town and on someone else’s travel budget, since we were working on such a “shoe string” budget. In order to provide the richest intellectual experience possible, we now occasionally also arrange for speakers who require travel and lodging compensation. These new travel costs, along with the rental fees for equipment and venue, make up the majority of our expenses. Last year, however, the Forum Board voted to expand our operation by paying a $250 honorarium for each program presented as a gesture of gratitude. With these new policies in place, our expenses began exceeding the occasional contributions received. Accordingly, we are now writing to ask for your assistance in covering the costs of the Michiana Adventist Forum’s continued operation.

Though we have enjoyed the past ten years of intellectual enrichment from the Michiana Adventist Forum with minimal outlay of funds, the Forum’s continuation at the same level of excellence depends upon our willingness to support this program as a team. We encourage you at this time to consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Michiana Adventist Forum in order to enable it to continue as a major intellectual medium within our academic community. Thank you for your continued support and attendance.

Sincerely,

Art Robertson, president
Michiana Adventist Forum


Contributions should be addressed to the Michiana Adventist Forum, PO Box 417, Berrien Springs, MI 49103.

The Michiana Adventist Forum is a 501 (c) (3) Michigan nonprofit corporation. Our Federal ID Number is
26-2379144.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Faculty Senate on Race & Justice

The following is an official statement voted unanimously by the Andrews University Faculty Senate on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

The members of the Faculty Senate have watched with great sadness and concern the events of the last few weeks of ongoing incidents of racial distrust and conflict in a number of America’s major cities. In Ferguson, Cleveland and New York events have unfolded that, whatever one’s race, color, or ideology, can only be seen as tragic. 

The loss of life is always the sad result of our fallen, sin-sick world.  Such losses are made even harder to deal with, however, when the circumstances surrounding them seem senseless and unjust, especially for those who have historically experienced mistreatment at the hands of those in positions of authority.  We have far to go as a society in achieving a system of justice that is viewed as fair and impartial by all groups of people.

We today affirm our commitment as leaders and representatives of the faculty of Andrews University to work for justice, peace and reconciliation in our society as well as in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends impacted by the conflicts and losses in these events.  We call on our colleagues and community members to join with us in prayer and action to seek the scriptural goal of having “justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream”  (Amos 5:24; NAS). 

As disciples of Jesus, who are instructed to daily seek the kingdom of God, we are committed to implementing His principles today.  We look forward to this aspiration being fully realized in the earth made new.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Share Your Photos for Week in Pictures

If you have photos from around campus or at events sponsored by an Andrews department/entity, we would love to share them with the campus, community and beyond via Week in Pictures.

There are two ways to share your images with us:

  1. Upload your image to Instagram with a complete caption, incluing #aucardinal15.
  2. Email your image to agenda@andrews.edu with the following information: Complete caption, your name, your title (if staff/faculty) or year/major (if student).

If your photo is selected to appear in the next Week in Pictures, you can find it by clicking the link under the Photo of the Week in the Agenda reminder email on Tuesdays. Who knows--maybe your picture will even make it into the email as the Photo of the Week!

Thank you for sharing your Andrews experience with us via photos.

Cook Nuclear Plant Supports Village School

Mr. Aaron Koleda, Village Adventist Elementary School Technology Director, has a vision for computer science education.  His passion is evident as he works with students to generate excitement and motivation to learn science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM subjects).  Mr. Koleda recently set up an Adopt-A-Classroom website to reach out to the community for support of Computer Science Education Week, which is Dec. 8-12.  His dream was to participate in the national effort for students to learn basic programming skills.

Danielle Burgoyne and Irene Weaver, employees at Cook Nuclear Plant, were searching for a community outreach program, and came across Mr. Koleda’s website.  These ladies are part of the group Women in Nuclear (WIN), and have been selling candy at the plant to raise funds, which would promote STEM subjects.  Danielle and Irene presented to the Village School 5th-8th grade students 5 Sphero robots, which are programmable balls created by Orbotix.  The student response was amazing as they cheered and shouted! 

Mr. Koleda will be using these robots to teach programming to students in grades K-8 the week of Dec. 8, as they participate in the Hour of Code event that is taking place nationwide. This week, across over 150 countries, millions of people and students will try out computer programming for the first time. Anyone can learn to code! The goal is for millions of students to give it a try.

Danielle and Irene also announced that Cook Nuclear has purchased a 3D printer for the technology program.  The 3D printer will arrive in February 2015. 

On behalf of the Village School technology program and our students, thank you Danielle and Irene, WIN, and Cook Nuclear.

Week in Pictures

GIFT GIVING on Campus

GIVING A GIFT?


When using AU funds to purchase a gift, please consider the following required information
when requesting reimbursement or supplying documentation:


1. ITEM COSTING < $50   (EXCLUDES gift cards/gift certificates/cash)

  • - Submit original receipt with recipients name - (employee’s not taxed)

2. GIFT CARD / GIFT CERTIFICATE / CASH (ANY $ VALUE) OR ITEM > $50

  • - Attach original receipt with recipients name

MUST ALSO INCLUDE:

  • For Current Employees (paid through Payroll): AU ID number. Employees will be taxed
  • For Non Employees: Current W-9 or email from Accounts Payable confirmingthis documentation is on file.
  • For Foreign Residents: Current W-8BEN with original signature or email from AccountsPayable. May also trigger a 30% tax charge to your department per U.S. Tax laws

FAILURE TO SUBMIT PROPER DOCUMENTATION may cause the transactions to not be
reimbursed, or charged to your personal account if purchased on the corporate card.

For additional information call or email Rhoena (ext. 3323) or Rhoena@andrews.edu or read more
details: http://www.andrews.edu/services/finrec/resources/gift_card_policy.pdf

Lamson Health Club Sale & Holiday Hours

From December 14 - January 11 Lamson Health Club will have a 10% off sale on 2 and 3 semester memberships.  Massages (including packages) will also be 10% off.  Memberships include use of exercise equipment, jacuzzi, sauna, and a variety of aerobics classes.  Andrews students can charge memberships to their student accounts during sale time only.

Holiday Break Hours:  Dec. 12 - Jan. 4  (Will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31 (evening only) and Jan. 1)

Sundays:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday-Thurs:  6:00 am - 11:00 am AND 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fridays:  6:00 am - 12:00 pm

March for Justice at Andrews University

More than 200 students at Andrews University took part in the March for Justice.

“I felt like not being involved was also saying I didn’t care,” said Jevon McAllister, a student at the school. “So I felt like now was the time to get involved and for my voice to be heard.”

For students, this was a chance to lend their voice to a larger movement.

<<< Read the full story >>>

Nativity Set Exhibit

Come to the James White Library to see a beautiful exhibit of Nativity Sets in the Main Floor Display Case through January 9. They are from the collection of community member, Sharon Cochran. For library hours, call 471-3283.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Soup for Students

On Tuesday, December 9th at 6pm, we'll be having our next Soup for Students Event. 

If you're a student we'd love to feed you during finals week. We'll have over 20 different soups.

You can get more info here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/324062541127711/

 

Eau Claire for December 13

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

Sabbath Speaker: Amy Moreno
Sermon Title:  "Bible Alive"

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

AU News 12.5.14

Latest episode of AU News!

~ The Ferguson case hits close to home for a seminary student
~ Students react to the Ferguson grand jury verdict
~ Tanzania study tour
~ This Week in Andrews history
~Mid-season report on the men’s Cardinals basketball team.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0sCz-HfvmU&list=UUuC4XWj0ojRt2ceRywodhJQ
 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Instruments needed for mission field

Music teacher going to work in Ethiopia needs music instruments and books for beginner to level 3. If you have an instrument that is donatable (not piano), please call for more information.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Course Survey Extension

Dear Students and Faculty,

This month we’ve experienced several technical difficulties with our course survey system, related to a recent update.  We apologize for any confusion this has caused.  We will schedule a few more reminder emails, and will leave the surveys open until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16.  We will continue to monitor the situation closely so that we can trouble shoot as needed.

Thank you for your patience.  Wishing you blessings during the exams and the upcoming break.

STUDENTS: Take Fall Course Surveys

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

Most courses will be surveyed electronically through our automated system, Class Climate.  Email invitations for each course survey will be sent Thursday, November 20.  If the survey is not taken, reminders will be sent automatically every three days until December 5.  A Certificate of Completion will be generated and emailed you after each survey is submitted.  This may be saved, and used as proof of completion if the instructor offers any type of incentive.

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

Student Gardens Represent at Conference

by Jenna Neil

Arthur Mulyono, manager of the Andrews University Student Gardens, and Stephen Erich, a 2014 graduate from Andrews with a degree in international business, had the opportunity to present at the first annual Adventist Agriculture Conference in Dickson, Tennessee, last month.

Mulyono got involved with the conference when he attended an education and agriculture conference in 2013 at Uchee Pines Institute in Seale, Alabama.

“At the end of the sessions there was a group of individuals who were interested in forming an association,” he explains. “More than 20 farmers and participants from throughout the U.S. met for several hours and discussed the idea. At the end of the meeting, the Adventist Agricultural Association was assembled and the board of directors was formed.”

Mulyono was invited to participate at this year’s conference and present on an institutional track and participate on other activities such as the Youth Panel and the Institutional Panel. He gave a report on the Student Gardens and Erich reported on the Mobile Farm Market.

“Working as the Mobile Market Coordinator this summer, I was exposed to agriculture for the first time,” says Erich. “Although I didn’t spend every day in the field, I learned a lot about farming, particularly about taking produce to market.”

Near the end of the summer, Mulyono asked Erich if he would be interested in attending the conference and sharing about the Mobile Farm Market during the Student Gardens presentation. Then, during his interview for his current position as the field projects collaborator at Adventist Southeast Asia Projects (ASAP Ministries), the director mentioned the conference and asked if Erich would be interested in attending.

“They thought it would be a good opportunity to learn and network with people interested in mission and agriculture. So I decided to go.”

Over three hundred people attended the event, according to Mulyono.

“Most were from the states,” he said, “but there were a handful of people from throughout the world including Tanzania and Columbia.”

Attendees had the opportunity to choose between five different tracks: institutional, market farming and gardening, home gardening, soil health and simple living. There were also hands-on demonstrations and a general session that tied agriculture with Adventism.

“I attended the institutional track along with 11 other institutions that were present,” said Mulyono. “Here we reported what each institution is doing.” Other presenters besides Mulyono and Erich included Light Bearers, Daystar Academy, Weimar College, Great Lakes Adventist Academy and Southern Adventist University.

“The purpose of this association is to revive the role of agriculture in the Adventist church,” says Erich. “Over the weekend, after a lot of thought, I began to understand the important role agriculture can, and perhaps should, play.”

“The purpose of the event was to network, share and experience, encourage and teach the purpose of agriculture as it relates to God’s people,” adds Mulyono.

“Andrews Student Gardens can be a model of market gardening for institutions,” said Mulyono. “Some Adventist institutions are seeking ways to bring back agriculture into their curriculum. Presenting at the conference allows Andrews the opportunity to network with other institutions and support and encourage others in this line of work.”

Both Mulyono and Erich said that Andrews University is one of the only schools to provide an agriculture program and degree.

When asked if this event is the first of its kind, Mulyono said, “Yes and no. In the past 20+ years, there have been meetings about agriculture among the Seventh-day Adventist Church but no association was formed.”
Organizers are currently planning to have the second annual Adventist Agriculture Conference from November 4–8, 2015, and the list of possible venues includes Andrews.

To learn more about Andrews University Student Gardens and the Mobile Farm Market, visit augardens.com.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

ITS Computer Store Winter Sale

ITS Computer Store Winter Sale

Special Prices for Special People

30% off on many items

Look for the yellow tag.

Church Secretary Needed

Administrative Assistant Needed Immediately
15 hours per week

The All Nations SDA Church is seeking an administrative assistant for administration and outreach.  This person will prepare the weekly bulletin, coordinate schedules and communication with pastors and ministry leaders, process mail and phone messages, serve as recording secretary for pastoral team meetings, archive minutes, and work on outreach projects and other tasks assigned by the senior pastor.

Candidate must be able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds, and work interdependently without office supervision.  Proficiency in Microsoft office and above average English required.

To apply for the position, please send resume to: mcleane@andrews.edu.

Village Church for December 6

First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Sermon Title - "Profiles of Christmas: Who's Holding the Baton?"
Preacher - Pastor Ron Kelly

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

Andrews Photography Submission Opportunity

Greetings Photographers!

The Office of Academic Records selects an image each year for the home page of the Academic Bulletin (bulletin.andrews.edu). Image submissions can be from a current student, staff, faculty or alumni. We are looking for photographs that emphasize art, active Learning and anything that reflects the spirit of Andrews University.

Our department staff will then meet and decide which image will be used. Once selected, we will contact the photographer to obtain the bio information and a website link. We will add the small biography and link to a website to highlight the photographer. This will appear just below the bulletin home page.

Our deadline is Tuesday, December 30th. Department staff will then meet and decide which image will be used. Once selected, we will contact the photographer to obtain the bio information and website link.

Please submit your images by Tuesday December 30th, to bulletin@andrews.edu while noting the following Image requirements:

JPG
No larger than 5MB
Landscape orientation
Please ensure photographs are consistent with the Andrews University community.

A Thinking Generation

Author, speaker and child development researcher Joshua White will present a seminar entitled “A Thinking Generation” at the Hartford Seventh-day Adventist Church, December 6, beginning at 10:50 a.m. and continuing through vespers, with potluck lunch and supper.

Through research, brain science and the study of child development, this important seminar gives a wealth of insights on how to best work with the developing mind. A fascinating topic for all ages but of special interest to parents of young children.

Click the link below for program details and schedule.

Department of PT Receives Recycling Grant

 by Lucero Castellanos-Aguirre

Each fall the Berrien County Parks Department offers a recycling grant. This year it was awarded to the Andrews University Department of Physical Therapy.

“It is called the Berrien County School Recycling Grant,” said Penny Sisson, the department’s operations assistant. She explained that all eligible Berrien County schools have the opportunity to receive a grant of up to one thousand dollars towards this recycling initiative.

“I wrote the grant requesting nearly $580 to purchase ten 23-gallon blue recycling containers,” says Sisson. “We were awarded the grant for the full amount requested at the end of October.”

The department’s students have added a new class officer position to help with some new student-led initiatives. One is the Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator (COVC). Sophomore Samantha Callahan is this year’s COVC and has put together a committee of eight other students.

“I am working with this committee to initialize and maintain our recycling program,” stated Sisson. “Our plan is to place a recycling container next to each trash can around campus with clear instructions regarding what may be put in them.”

The department encourages the recycling of paper, aluminum, cans, plastic bottles and glass. Physical therapy students, along with the department’s student employees, will be in charge of the containers’ maintenance.

“Students have shown an interest in recycling since I came to work here five and a half years ago,” shared Sisson. “We have taken steps to ensure it is maintained long term—including adding this responsibility to my job description.”

Sisson indicated that they have purchased real tableware for the department to avoid using paper plates and plastic forks for department lunches and events.

On Thursday, Nov. 20, the department received the recycling containers that were ordered. This will be the start to the department’s vision to better the Andrews campus through recycling.

To learn more about the Department of Physical Therapy, visit andrews.edu/pt.

Born Yesterday in Print

Carmelita Troy Interviewed on 3ABN

by Jenna Neil

Carmelita Troy, an associate professor of accounting in the School of Business Administration, was recently interviewed by 3ABN on “Scriptural Foundation for Business.” The episode, filmed in August at the 3ABN studios in Illinois, aired on Monday, November 17, as part of the 3ABN Today program with Danny Shelton and Yvonne Lewis.

“When the first monographs in the Spiritual Foundations series were published in June of 2014, I took a picture of the cover of one, which I had written with LeRoy Ruhupatty, another School of Business faculty member, and posted the picture on Facebook,” says Troy. “Danny Shelton, 3ABN founder, saw the post and sent a message that he was interested in interviewing us about the series.”

Monographs are groups of detailed written studies based on a specialized subject or an aspect of that subject. The Scriptural Foundations of Business monographs series is a group of written studies that brings business and scripture together.

“The monographs integrate scripture with the basic concepts and theories that are already in the business curriculum,” explains Troy.

Troy was interviewed on the show with Michael Cafferky, professor of business and management at Southern Adventist University (Collegedale, Tennessee). Cafferky was invited to appear along with Troy because he is one of the editors of the monograph series.

“Michael Cafferky and Bruce Wrenn came up with the idea of the series and they both worked tirelessly to recruit authors and the Andrews University Press to be the publisher,” says Troy.

Wrenn, Colson Endowed Chari of marketing at Andrews University, and Cafferky were the editors of the project, which included creating the idea, finding writers, and doing final edits.

Prior to this series on the Scriptural Foundations of Business, there was very little material available that integrated scripture and business that targeted college students as they are beginning their studies in business. This series is designed to be a part of the business curriculum.

“This topic is important to me because I want my students to understand and plan to be honest in their business dealings and to have a solid biblical base for responding appropriately when enticed to wrong,” says Troy.

In the accounting portion of the monograph series, Troy and coauthor Ruhupatty used the biblical story of Joseph.

“Joseph was trustworthy in managing and accounting for the assets of Potiphar,” she explains. “Despite the fact that he was wrongly accused and thrown into the dungeon, Joseph maintained his integrity.” She wants to emphasize to students that it’s important to do the right thing regardless of the consequences.
3ABN saw the importance of the topic in a broader sense than originally envisioned.

“Originally they envisioned providing Christian colleges and universities with a resource to integrate faith and learning in the area of business,” says Troy. “Not only did they accomplish that, 3ABN also brought to our attention that this series has a much larger target audience such as church treasurers, Adventist and Christian students attending non-Adventist/non-Christian colleges and universities, business people and just about anyone who conducts business.”

With the publication of the monograph series and her interview on 3ABN, Troy hopes that students and others alike realize the importance of honesty in business and how each principle can be based on the Bible.

To learn more about the School of Business Administration at Andrews University, visit andrews.edu/sba.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Andrews a STEM Jobs Approved University

Andrews University is pleased to announce that it has been designated a 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved College by Victory Media. A leader in successfully connecting individuals in transition with education and career opportunities, Victory Media is the creator of STEM JobsSM media, education and career resources for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. The 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges inaugural list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to high demand, high growth STEM occupations.

Andrews was among over 1,600 schools participating in the STEM JobsSM survey process. Schools submitting surveys were scored on publicly available data and responses to proprietary questions around three key indicators of success: STEM job alignment, STEM job placement, and diversity in a school’s STEM programs. The assessment and rights to the STEM Jobs ApprovedSM Colleges designation were available to qualifying schools for free. Andrews will be featured in the Winter 2015 issue of “STEM JobsSM“ magazine, along with the entire 2015 list of STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges.

“Being officially approved as a 2015 STEM Jobs university reaffirms what we are doing in STEM here at Andrews,” says Keith Mattingly, dean of the Colleges of Arts & Sciences. “It assures our students that they are receiving a quality STEM education and affirms our professors that they are providing a recognized great value. We are proud of the mentorship of students as well as the research and creative scholarship that comes from our STEM disciplines and this approval gives a positive endorsement to our success.”

“With the list of STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges we’re able to help parents, students and guidance counselors evaluate how well education is translating into real-world jobs, and how responsive institutions are to meeting those demands,” said Daniel Nichols, President of STEM JobsSM. “We’re pleased to showcase schools like Andrews University, a school leading the way in this area.”

For more information about Andrews’ commitment to students interested in STEM fields of study and careers, visit our website at andrews.edu/cas/stem.

For additional information about STEM JobsSM or to request a free survey assessment, please visit VictoryMedia.com/contact.
 

Master Guide seminars

Master Guide seminars at PMC Junior 1 classroom


Dec. 6, 2:30 - 4:30 Leadership
             4:30 - 6:30 Communications


Dec. 13, 5:00pm, Investiture service  for Master Guides and PLA who have completed exit review.

Foam Roller Training

Come Rock N (Body)Roll! Increase your range of motion and boost your flexibility with muscle contractions that sculpt you from head to toe! A Foam Roller workout is the perfect holiday treat to massage your achy muscles, increase core strength, raise body kinesthetic awareness, and reduce post-exercise soreness. This 1-hour Foam Roller training will take place in the Lamson Health Club at 9am on Sunday, December 14th, and 7pm on both Tuesday, December 16th and Thursday, December 18th. If you or someone you know is interested in signing up, please e-mail anna@changingyourbody.com

Doctoral Defense: Daniel Scarone

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room, Room #307, of the Administrative Building. Daniel Scarone will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Religious Education. Daniel Scarone’s dissertation title is, “Understanding and Practice of Discipleship Among the Members of the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventist in Light of a Biblical Model.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

Christmas Open House

Student Poster Sessions on December 3

You are cordially invited to attend the annual student poster sessions for the Systems Physiology class on Wednesday, December 3.

Watch this 60-second promotional video to learn more:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKADvYsDnxY

The two poster sessions will be held in the Biology Commons (2nd floor of Price Hall):

9:30-10:20 am
2:00-3:00 pm

Family on the Mend After Plane Crash

A plane crash on Friday in Berrien Springs is still affecting the aviation community at Andrews University.

Bryce Fisher, the man that made the miraculous landing just two miles from the school's airport, obtained his pilot's license from their aviation department.

He is also an airplane mechanic and has an aviation maintenance license from Andrews University too.

His family was heading from Richmond, Indiana to Berrien Springs for a family function when Bryce believes the engine failed.

<<< Read the full story >>>

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Revive Vespers: Questions on Faith

Do you have questions about prophecy, music relationships, victory over sin or health? Join us a week from friday for the last Revive Vespers of the semester as a panel will seek to give Bible based answers on some of the most common questions on Adventist faith.

7:30 pm on Friday, December 5, 2014
Biology Amphitheater/Price Hall

Co-curricular credit available

Please email your questions to:
yeryou-12@yahoo.com

Joy Bringers Bell Choir Christmas Concert

The Joy Bringers Bell Choir will perform its annual Christmas concert December 6 at 7 pm, at the Berrien Springs First United Methodist Church. Several Andrews University staff and students play in this community choir, directed by Karol Kesterke. Come enjoy the music of the bells!

AICER Presents Patrice Wright

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) invites students and faculty to attend a research symposium on Wednesday, December 3, at 5:30 p.m.

Presenter: Patrice Wright,  Educational Leadership Program Graduate Student, Andrews University

How to Conduct a Qualitative Research Employing the Grounded Theory
This presentation will focus on writing a qualitative grounded research.  It will provide a step-by-step process for conducting the research.  Examples will be provided throughout the process.  In so doing, the researcher will be able to understand human behavior; communicate effectively; use technology skills efficiently; perform effective research and assessment; respect and conduct inquiry which will lead to a resolution based on reading and evaluation research, conduct research and report the findings of the research.  This presentation should be of interest to doctoral students and researchers who intend to  conduct qualitative researching using the grounded theory.

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall 180

Online participants login as "Guest" at                        
https://andrews.adobeconnect.com/_a877709416/research/  or        
http://www.andrews.edu/sed/aicer/researchwebinars/ whether or not they are registered Andrews students.

Week in Pictures

Department of Social Work Sabbath

The Department of Social Work is having their first Sabbath service this Saturday, December 06, 2014. It will be held at the University Towers Chapel at 11:30AM. Come and worship with the Department of Social Work. All are welcomed.

Following the service, there will be a fellowship potluck held at the University Towers Rec Center. Please bring your favorite dish to share. 

Great Leaps Forward

Although she was born in 1965, Rachel Williams-Smith's story could have been set in the 1800s.

Wearing long dresses and broad-brimmed bonnets, she grew up without modern conveniences like electricity, telephone, radio, television or indoor plumbing. She, along with her two older brothers, was shaped by the extreme religious views of her iron-willed, Vietnam veteran father and practical-minded mother.

<<< Read the full story >>>

True Life: Where is Your Race Card?

Please join us for our "True Life" discussion on race, justice, and what it means to us as Seminary students and upcoming leaders in the church. This seminar will take place this Wednesday Dec. 3 at 10:30am in Seminary room N150.

Organized by Seminary Student Forum

Monday, December 1, 2014

Corine Deckard Passed Away

Corine Mae (Anderson) Deckard, a longtime resident of Berrien Springs, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 in Dowagiac. Raised in Bedford, Indiana, Corine graduated from Oolitic High School, where she met her spouse, Rance Deckard. They were married on April 18, 1946 and soon moved to Berrien Springs, where Rance attended Emmanuel Missionary College (now Andrews University). Upon his graduation, they settled in Berrien Springs, where they raised their children and became lifelong residents. Corine and Rance were members of Pioneer Memorial Church.

To read the full obituary, click here.

Online condolences may be left here.

 

 

Thank You from the Gonzalezes

Dear Andrews Family,

As many of you know, we lost our 14-month-old granddaughter, Emma, in a tragic car accident in October. Over the past several weeks, many of you at Andrews, in addition to others from our church family and the community at large, have reached out to us in significant ways. These gestures of compassion and love have meant so much to us. We would like to express our sincere, heartfelt "Thank You." May all of you be as richly blessed as you have blessed our family with your kindness.

Eduardo and Sylvia Gonzalez

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Death of Thesba Johnston

Thesba Johnston, professor emerita of counseling psychology, died on Thanksgiving morning, November 27, at the age of 96 years, in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Dr. Johnston served in the School of Education from 1978–1998, and maintained a private practice as a licensed psychologist in Berrien Springs. She was the first female licensed psychologist in Berrien County.

Visitation will be from 6–8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Allred Funeral Home, Berrien Springs. There will be a private graveside service December 3. Online messages for the family may be left at www.allredfuneralhome.com or in the Comments section of this posting.

Please remember her extended family in your thoughts and prayers, including son-in-law Don Smith, who works for Andrews University Arboretum/Grounds.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Week In Pictures

United Way Campaign Results

As President Andreasen stated in a message to campus in September, “The mission of Andrews University has always resonated with the mission of United Way—to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. It also takes us to the story in Matthew 25 where Jesus calls his followers to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick.”

Andrews employees truly embraced this year’s United Way campus campaign theme, Bursting the Andrews Bubble, ending the campaign with our best-ever results. More employee donors gave more dollars that will help fill more needs in our community.

“The campaign goals we set for this year were definitely ‘stretch’ goals, and while we didn’t quite hit those goals, we burst our own bubble and achieved new levels,” said Dalry Payne, United Way campus campaign leader. “We want to thank everyone who participated in this great campaign.”

President Andreasen and the team of campaign leaders had some fun putting together a thank you video for those who helped break records in the 2014 campaign.

United Way Campaign Totals
2014: 216 people gave $22,811.85!
2013: 142 people gave $16,549
2012: 135 people gave $14,538
2011: 90 people gave $9,145
2010: 87 people gave $8,401
2009: 82 people gave $10,179
2008: 48 people gave $4,800
2007: 91 people gave $11,202

In 2013, United Way funded 50 different programs and partnered with 34 different organizations in Cass & Berrien counties. Some of the ways your 2014 donations will help in our community are: provide mentorships for at-risk students, help low-income families prepare their children for school, provide at-home services to cancer patients, and provide much-needed services to vulnerable senior citizens, to name only a few examples.

A special word of thanks to those employees who served as campus leaders for the campaign, taking the goals and objectives of United Way in a grassroots way throughout campus. In addition to sending out information through group emails, leaders made presentations at various staff meetings, braved the elements to cheer at the campus entrances for the campaign kickoff, participated in the Alumni parade, provided giving incentives in the form of snack carts, and made their offices mini-campaign headquarters festooned with United Way posters and goal devices.

Campus campaign leadership was Alisa Williams, Kristine Knutson, Garth Woodruff, Bruce Wrenn, Carolina Gomez-Jones, Gerilyn Gigante, Beverly Sedlacek, David Sedlacek, Lisa Rollins, Paul Elder, David Iwasa, Rod Church, Sarah Burton, Dalry Payne, Curt VanderWaal, and Rebecca May.

“One of the most compelling experiences of the campaign for me was touring United Way funded agencies with other campus leaders,” according to David Iwasa. “When you see with your own eyes the wonderful community services that United Way supports, it made me realize how they can do so much more with my small donation—it’s the least I can do to help those in need. One of our campus leaders on the same tour gave a touching testimonial how one of the agencies had helped his family fill a need for medical assistance.”

While our campus fund-raising campaign only lasts for a month, there are many ways that employees can support United Way all through the year. If in your current situation you have more time than money to donate, or you’d like to give both time and money, please give consideration to United Way volunteer opportunities. Full details are available at uwsm.org. Some of their best-known volunteer opportunities are:

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Girls on the Run
Reading Day of Action
Day of Action for Seniors

Especially as the winter weather comes to our area, you are also encouraged to keep the United Way 2-1-1 phone line in mind. If you come across individuals who are in need, you may call 2-1-1 to find out what services are available to meet those needs.

AU News: Nov. 21, 2014

The latest AU News
produced by the Department of Communication

 

The stories covered are:
A food pantry on campus fills a huge gap
How to stay safe on campus.
A new theatre club is launched.
AUSA president Livvy Knott recaps highlights from North American Division’s Year-end Meetings.

Middle East Mission Trip & Study Tour

Mission Trip to Middle East
Mission Study Tour - Lebanon 2015
If you are an undergrad student interested in a missions in the Middle East, consider the Lebanon 2015 Mission Study Tour sponsored by the Religion Department. Druing May 2015, the mission team will conduct campus ministry among the mostly non-SDA students at Middle East University and the local elementary and secondary schools. If you are interested in cross-cultural ministry, if you love living and sharing your faith, if you want to learn more about mission and culture in the Middle East, contact Dr. Glenn Russell (glenn@andrews.edu). The study tour requires enrollment in 5 religion credits for the 2015 summer semester. Space is limited.

Contact Glenn Russell for more information at glenn@andrews.edu or by calling 269-876-7657.

Monday, November 24, 2014

United Way #GivingTuesday

United Way is driving change in your community. Across the country, we're working every day to ensure every child has a quality education, every family has a stable income, and all Americans enjoy good health.

Join Us! Give Back to Your Community this #GivingTuesday.

So what can you do? Here are three ways to give back on Giving Tuesday:
Give Your Voice. Share why you give back and upload your UNselfie to social media. Use hashtags #unselfie and #liveunited. Learn more in the #UNselfie toolkit.
Give Your Time. Volunteer at a soup kitchen or food bank. Find your local food bank.
Give Your Treasure. Give $10 to fight food insecurity and help solve hunger in your community. Give local

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ABC Christmas Sale

The ABC will be having a Christmas sale from Friday, November 28 through Sunday, December 7. 

Dining Services Thanksgiving Break Hours

THANKSGIVING BREAK HOURS for DINING SERVICES

 

WEDNESDAY 26TH
Gazebo                                                9am - 7pm
Terrace Cafe                         11:30am - 1:30pm
                                                         
THURSDAY 27TH
Gazebo                                                        closed
Terrace Cafe                                              closed
                          
FRIDAY 28TH 
Gazebo                                                9am - 7pm
Terrace Cafe                                              closed                                     

SABBATH 29TH 
Gazebo                                                6pm - 8pm
Terrace Cafe                              12:30pm - 2pm        

SUNDAY 30TH 
Gazebo                                                9am - 8pm
Terrace Cafe                         11:30am - 1:30pm
                                                              5pm - 6pm

 

Enjoy the holidays!

Lamson Health Club Thanksgiving Break Schedule

Lamson Health Club will be closing Wednesday, November 26, at 1:00 pm for the Thanksgiving break.  It will reopen on Monday, December 1.

Turkey Trot Run/Walk

HAPPY THANKS GIVING!

All Nations SDA Church welcomes everyone to our "Annual Turkey Trot".  This is a Run/Walk to raise money for gift/food baskets for the needy during the holiday season. All are welcome to participate in this family friendly event to help the needy while also enabling you to exercise before your Thanksgiving Feast.

Location:  4259 E. Snow Rd, Berrien Springs, MI, 49103.  Time:  8-10am.  Date: 27th Nov. 2014.

Doctoral Defense

December 10, 2014, 2:30 p.m., DOCTORAL DEFENSE, Administration Building, Room 307

Eike Mueller will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD degree in the area of Biblical Studies.

Mueller's dissertation title is, "Cleansing the Common: A Narrative=Intertextual Study of Mark 7: 1-23". Those wishing to attand must sign up at the PhD-ThD Office, Room N320 Seminary Hall, no later than December 9,

Friday, November 21, 2014

Retirement Party for Dr. Emilio Garcia-Marenko

The definition of a registrar is an official in an academic institution who handles student records. As the Andrews University Registrar for 17.5 years, Dr. Emilio Garcia-Marenko has come to know the job very well, but has been much more than that. In addition to his responsibilities as Registrar, in 2003 he became the Associate VP for Academic Administration. In 2007 this position changed to the Associate Provost, and he also became the administrative figure to which students could voice their complaints. Dr. Garcia has also held the position of Interim Graduate Dean, and on two occasions was asked to cover for the VP for Enrollment Services during leadership transitions. And he has been a Professor of Family Ministry in the AU Seminary since 1997. Please join us to honor and celebrate Dr. Emilio Garcia-Marenko's many years of service to Andrews University.

Date: December 8, 2014
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m., with a Special Program at 4:30
Location: Lincoln, Badger and Hoosier rooms in Dining Services

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Honors Toy Drive Gift Wrapping Party

4 December 2014

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Please join us in wrapping gifts for the children of Benton Harbor!

Lunch will be provided!

Bookstore Grand Opening


Join the Andrews University Bookstore for their Grand Opening!!!

TODAY, November 20, 2014.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was at 10:30am, but feel free to stop in for cake and pick up a free reusable shopping bag (while supplies last), and also enter to win a Andrews university blanket.

See you soon!

Indy Refugee Christmas Mission Trip

Indy Refugee Christmas Mission Trip (December 6)—Join ASAP Ministries in outreach to the refugees from Burma on December 6 in Indianapolis, IN. The day will include worship, authentic Burmese food, and home visits to refugees in need. Please contact ASAP Ministries for more details and to RSVP (269-471-3026 or office@asapministries.org).  If you can't make it but want to be part of this special Christmas project, you may donate rice, noodles, canned Asian veggies, soy sauce, new socks, blankets, hats, mittens, and scarves (for kids). Please have your donations delivered by December 2 to ASAP Ministries at 105 S Cass St, Berrien Springs (across from Village Hardware's main entrance).  ASAP will accept money donations as well so we can purchase enough to complete the gift baskets.  We hope to see you on this Christmas Mission Trip to Indy!

Announcement from SPLAD

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Andrews University has been given an opportunity to participate in a project with Pearson Educational to help in the standardization of the latest Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation 3rd Edition (GFTA-3). This test is used to determine whether articulation development is normal or delayed for people 2-21 years old.

We are seeking people within the above age range to help in this project. If interested please see the attached document and submit the form. 

For any questions please contact Lara Scheidler-Smith at:269-471-3618 or by email at: scheidlersm@andrews.edu.

 

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Berrien Springs Camera Club December Meeting

 The monthly meeting of the Berrien Springs Camera Club will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Public Library at Cass (Old 31) and Union in Berrien Springs. This month’s program consists of a competition of prints and projected digital images submitted by members.
            The selected topics for the month are 1) Neighborhoods and 2) Trees. An additional three are acceptable for any of the competitions: 1) Portraits, 2) Nature (showing nothing of human origin or domesticated), and 3) Open (anything else). The Neighborhood category can include anything that speaks of community, neighborliness, places or events that make an area a neighborhood. It will take some creativity to find a unique shot for Trees—a forest, a close-up, a lone tree on a hillside, etc.
            Prints, at least 5" x 7" in size, should be mounted; digital images must be submitted four days in advance, following instructions on the club’s blog:  http://berrienspringscameraclub.blogspot.com/
            All are welcome, either to observe or to join. Anyone planning to join may submit images for the competition according to the blog instructions. Refreshments will be served.

Latest Release from Your Story Hour

Your Story Hour releases its newest album "Exciting Events" just in time for Christmas.  Can be purchased at Your Story Hour or the ABC.

Memorial Service for Phillip Riess

A Celebration of a Life Well Lived
Phillip Riess fell asleep in Jesus, Monday, November  17. Phillip is a builder and has built many houses in the Berrien area. His family donated a part of our church known as the Riess Chapel. On Sunday, November 23,10:00 a.m. there is a viewing in the Village Church Sanctuary, followed by a funeral service and a celebration of his life at 11:00 a.m. To the Riess family, we look forward on that great resurrection day. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

An obituary for Phillip can be found here.


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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Spirit of Christmas in Downtown Berrien Springs

SuperHealth Fair This Sunday!

Come to this year’s SuperHealth Fair and take control of your health by receiving free health screenings and valuable education! The SuperHealth Fair will be Sunday, November 23, from 10 a.m.– 1 p.m. at the Ruth Murdoch Elementary School Gym.

The following FREE screenings will be offered: dental, speech and language, hearing, blood sugar and blood pressure! There will also be fun health-related activities for kids and valuable health education for the family.

This year’s fair is sponsored by Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Celebration Health, Lakeland HealthCare, Enactus at Andrews University, and University Family Dentistry. Be sure to take charge of your health and be a superhero for health at this year’s SuperHealth Fair Sunday, November 23!

Wind Symphony Holiday Concert

The Andrews University Wind Symphony, under the direction of Alan Mitchell, will present a Holiday Concert in the Howard Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 22, at 8 p.m.

The concert will feature "On the Quarter Deck March" by Alford, "English Dances for Band" by Arnold, "The Middy March" by Alford and undergraduate music major Kenneth Andrade will perform "Concerto for Trombone" by Rimsky Korsakov.

The holiday portion of the concert will feature the Wind Symphony performing "Christmas Festival" by Anderson, "I Wonder As I Wander" arranged by Clark, "A Christmas Fantasy" arr. by Custer and "Russian Christmas Music" by Reed. Also featured will be Sebastian Serrano, graduate student director, directing "First Noel" arr. by Simmons, Francis Serpa, graduate student director, directing "Away in the Manger" arranged by Wallace, and a Brass Ensemble performance of "An English Carol Fantasy" arr. by Marchand.

General admission is $5, student and senior admission is $3. Call the Box Office at 269-471-3560 for tickets.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Week In Pictures

Cardinals win vs. Holy Cross College

The Holy Cross men's basketball team hosted Andrews University Saturday night in their 2014-15 home opener. The Saints fell to the Cardinals, 59-57. The loss drop the Saints to a 2-3 record for the season.

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Revive Vespers: I Quit!

Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 21, for Revive Vespers as Monique Brown presents the message, "I Quit! Answering God's Call: From being an expert witness for the NYPd Crime Lab to becoming a witness for the Lord."

Location: Biology Amphitheater/Price Hall

Co-curricular credit available.

 

Tanzania Tour Photography Exhibit

Last May, 19 students, 5 faculty, and a nurse, left Andrews University for the villages and Serengeti of Tanzania. Photographs from this unforgettable tour are on display in the James White Library Gallery through December 12. The exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours. For more information call 471-3283.

Thanksgiving Boxes

The PMC Evergreen Pathfinder Club has been ogverwhelmed by the response of how many families need a food basket this Thanksgiving.  If you have been blessed, please plan to bring a box of food to Pioneer Memorial Church this Sabbath to help supply resources for the thanksgiving boxes.  Many Thanks.

 

PMC Evergreen Pathfinder Club.

Public Safety Talk

Friday, November 14, 2014

Alison Brook album release and community concert

About Place- Buller Hall Auditorium (Newbold)

Date- Nov. 22 Time- 7:30 pm

Tickets- FREE

Alison Brook is releasing her sophomore album "The Heart of the Matter" in Berrien Springs, MI.

At the party there will be beautiful opening acts-musicians, artists displaying their work- refreshments, giveaways, as well as recorded and live music from the album.

Click here for the Facebook event page.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

FORTIFY Exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 


Ceramics Exhibition to Support Craft Emergency Relief Fund featuring over 50 internationally recognized ceramic artists

Saint Joseph, Michigan - November 12, 2014

 


FORTIFY is an exhibition of ceramic artwork being held at Schaller Gallery in Saint Joseph, Michigan from November 20, 2014 through December 19, 2014.  The gallery will donate 20% of sales to Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+), a non-profit organization providing direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists, including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance.

 

There will be a Preview Party at Schaller Gallery on the evening of Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 5-9pm.  The exhibition will go live online Thursday, November 20th at Noon EST.  Link to exhibition: FORTIFY

 

Attached, please see high quality images along with their corresponding details.  Please feel free to pick and choose images.

 


www.schallergallery.com

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