Thursday, February 27, 2014

Got a prayer request?

Got a prayer request?

Join us for a special vespers dedicated to praying for another and interceding for others.   

When:  Sabbath, March 1, 4PM - 6PM

Where:  All Nations Church, 4259 E. Snow Rd, Berrien Springs

 

PMC Sabbath evening vespers


Sabbath Sundown Vespers

March 1, PMC Youth Chapel, 6:00pm

This week's vespers will be presented by Dr. Mickey Kutzner, on the topic of astronomy.  You will not want to miss this program!

CTC Info Flyer

Pathfinder Leadership Training

Pathfinder Leadership Training at PMC

February 28, 7 - 8, PLA Development of Faith, Junior 1
                    8 - 9 PLA Discipline


March 1, 2:30 - 4:30, Master Guide,  Child and Youth Evangelism, Teen Loft
                4:30 - 6:30 Master Guide,  Leadership


March 1, 2:30 - 3:45, PLA Resource Materials, Junior 1
March 1, 3:45 - 5:30, PLA Current Issues, Junior 1

March 1, 2:30 -4:00pm, PIA Visual Aids, Nursery
March 1, 4:00 - 5:30pm, PIA Presenter Techniques

March 8, 2:30 - 5:30, Master Guide Adventist Heritage, Teen Loft

March 8, 2:30 - 5:30, PLA Personal Improvement, Junior 1

March 8, 2:30 - 4:00, PIA Training Methods that Work

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

AICER Symposium - Dr. Gregorutti -The Search for Wisdom

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER)  invites you to attend a presentation on Thursday, March 6, 2014  from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Title: The Emergence of the Fourth University Mission:  The Search for Wisdom  

Presenter: Dr. Gus  Gregorutti, Postgraduate Researcher, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut 

Dr. Gregorutti will present his experience in comparative higher education research and the emerging trend of focusing on values. The phenomenon has been called the “fourth mission in higher education.” He will map and outline this trend with the intent of systematizing general characteristics of it and as well as exploring the different ways universities apply, purposely or not, some  elements of this emerging mission.
 

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall, Room 013.  

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

Niles Westside March 1, 2014 Sabbath Service

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 a.m. & 11 a.m.

March 1: Andrea Jakobsons, Speaker 

Study tour to Austria & the Czech Republic

Join the School of Business Administration on this exciting study tour (3 or 6 credits) to Austria and the Czech Republic, May 5 - June 1, 2014.  We'll visit Vienna, Salzburg, Bogenhofen, Cesky Krumlov, and Prague.  This tour is open to all majors.

The classes offered for this study tour are:

  • Intro to Global Business: Can be counted as BSAD365 Int’l Environment of Business or as a general elective (or pending advisor approval, may count as business Group A elective). 3 credits. Dr. Ben Maguad.
  • Cross-Cultural Business Communications: Can be counted as an elective or as a Group A elective with major advisor approval. 3 credits.  Dr. Carmelita Troy.

Cost:

Cost of 6 credits of tuition*
+ $130 (general school fees)
+ $950 (supplemental fee)

Payment covers airfare, dormitory/hotel, most meals, arranged excursions, corporate visits, and planned local transport.

*Only need 3 credits?
Cost of 3 credits of tuition
+ general school fees
+ $3,351

6 credit students are given priority over 3 credit students. Valid passport and laptop required.

Contact Laura Johnston at johnstol@andrews.edu, (269) 471-3627, for more information.

Electronic Archives

Do you  have electronic documents you need to send to the University Archives? We're excited to announce the availability of a dropbox where you can put electronic files for the Electronic Archives. The link is \\File4\3510$\dropbox. You can access your own files up until the Archivist removes them from the dropbox. After that you will need to contact her. Another option is to send documents to archives@andrews.edu, large files should go to the dropbox. Contact Alice Williams at alicew@andrews.edu or 3373 for more information.

Live Streaming of Sue VanderWaal's Memorial Service

Visitation and Memorial Service
Visitation for Sue VanderWaal will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 5–8 p.m. in the Pioneer Memorial Church Youth Chapel. The Memorial Service will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. in Pioneer Memorial Church.

Live Streaming
Sue's memorial service will be live streamed at http://www.andrews.edu/livestream/. Please share this link with those who are unable to attend in person.

Educational Fund Established for VanderWaal Children
An opportunity to contribute to an educational fund for Sue's children has been set up by friends and colleagues at http://www.youcaring.com/tuition-fundraiser/sue-vanderwaal-s-children-s-scholarship-fund/143353.

 

Sue VanderWaal, wife of Curt VanderWaal, research professor of social work and chair of the Department of Social Work, died Sabbath, Feb. 22, after a hard-fought, two-year battle with cancer. Sue and Curt have three children, Michael and Ben, who are students at Andrews University, and Emma, who attends Village Adventist Elementary School.

Condolences and memories may be posted in the comments below. Please remember the family and friends of Sue in your prayers as they mourn her loss.

Obituary
Susan Denise Copin VanderWaal was born on October 27, 1964, as the youngest child of John and Edith Copin of Hickory Corners, Mich. She joined older siblings John, Jeanne and Teresa.

Sue grew up in the Battle Creek area and attended elementary and secondary school at Battle Creek Academy, from which she graduated in 1982. She continued her education at Andrews University and Lake Michigan College, receiving an associate degree from LMC and achieving her RN in 1985. She subsequently completed her BS from the University of Michigan and her Master of Science in Nursing with a clinical specialization from Andrews University.

In elementary school, one grade ahead of her, Sue met Curtis Jon VanderWaal. They completed school, worked at summer camp together, and married in Urbandale, Mich., on June 16, 1985. Sue was happy to expand her family to include Curt’s parents, Pat and Neal, and his siblings, and they became very dear to each other.

Together Sue and Curt continued their education and started their professional careers. Sue first embraced her vocation of caring for babies at the University of Michigan hospital, in the continuing care nursery. When the VanderWaals moved to the Berrien Springs, Mich., area in 1990, Sue began work at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Ind., where she pursued her career for the next 24 years. She began as a staff nurse, worked as a primary nurse, and later managed the unit’s computer systems and services. She also served as assistant unit director. In the course of her career, she was responsible for hands-on care of her tiny patients, training of new staff, transporting babies to and from the hospital, parent education and helping to administer the unit. Her colleagues universally remember her and speak of her as compassionate, patient, intelligent—a versatile, gifted nurse. Sue was especially empathetic to the stress of the new parents and bonded with many of them, keeping in touch through the unit’s annual family reunions at which she was rewarded by seeing her “babies” growing up happy and robust.

Sue and Curt welcomed their own babies into their family, beginning with Michael Jon in 1991, then Benjamin Edward in 1995, and Emma Denise in 2001. A devoted mother, Sue helped out at school, cheered them on at many games, supported their participation in the Berrien County Youth Fair, nurtured their many interests, helped take care of their animals, loved and “adopted” their friends, and loved each child unconditionally. Sue and Curt loved to travel with their family throughout the United States and also to Europe.

In early 2012, Sue and her family learned that she had breast cancer. She fought valiantly through surgeries, radiation and chemo, and enjoyed every minute with family and friends. But the disease progressed to her brain and spine, and Sue lost her battle on Saturday, February 22, 2014. She was tenderly nursed through the final days of her illness by her family and especially her dear friends Connie Guerra and DeEtta Chen.

Sue was preceded in death by her mother, Edith Copin, in 1981. She is survived by her husband Curt, her children, Michael, Benjamin and Emma (all at home), her father John Copin and her stepmother Della, her brother John (Ruth Ann) Copin, her sisters Jeanne (Dale) Dent and Teresa (Mark) Cope, her father and mother-in-law Neal and Patricia VanderWaal and their children, Greg (Kimberly), Gail (James) Micheff, Robert (Jennifer), and Chris (Macie), many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, and a myriad of friends.

Donations in Sue’s memory may be made to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit of Memorial Hospital of South Bend, c/o Diane Freel, 615 N Michigan Street, South Bend, IN 46601.

Eau Claire March 1, 2014 Sabbath Service

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

Sabbath Speaker:  Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  "The Way Up is Out"

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

Andrews Bookstore Winter Blowout Sale

The Andrews University Bookstore will have a “Winter Blow Out Sale”, the week before Spring break, March 10-14, 2014, watch for more details and great savings on our Clothing and more.

Alumna Publishes Book

Tracy Weakly, a McMinnville, Oregon, resident, recently published a book titled The Mission Through God's Eyes. The book presents the life and death of Christ in a narrative format from the perspective of the interaction of each member of the Trinity—God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

It was Weakly’s study of Jesus’ life that prompted her to write this book. As she dug deeper into the Bible and other commentaries, she began to imagine how a triune God experienced the events. Based on her research of Jesus’ life and the culture of that time, Weakly weaves in insights about the customs of Jesus’ day as she tells the familiar Bible stories as first-person accounts from each member of the Trinity.

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Alumnus Receives Award

Acclaimed surgeon Dr. Stephen Yoo from Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates has been listed amongst the high caliber doctors chosen for the SuperDoctors Rising Stars Award. This award is an initiative to honor top doctors from different fields of specialization based on independent research and selection by peers. All doctors selected for the SuperDoctors Rising Stars Award will very soon be featured online as well as in traditional media. Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates have expressed their deep satisfaction about the feat achieved by Dr. Yoo, one of their top surgeons.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

AMA DVD Showing

Andrews Ministerial Association Presents a DVD showing of Oakwood University's 29th Annual Pastoral and Evangelism Council!

Guest Speaker: Dr. Henry Monroe Wright, Senior Pastor Community Praise center, Alexandria, Virginia

Title: "War Stories"

Topic: The Doctine of Ministry

Location: Buller Hall Newbold Auditorium

Date/Time: 7:30pm March 4th

Co-Curricular credit offered!

Week In Pictures

Nutrition Day Seminar

Bikes for Cuba

Bikes for Cuba.

Only two weeks before the missionaries depart to Cuba. Our “bikes for pastors” initiative is going strong, but we are still short 30 bikes and we need you! Each bike costs only $150 and it's easy to join. This Sabbath simply mark your tithe envelope as “Bikes for Cuba.” Cash or checks (of any amount) accepted, they can be made out  to either PMC, Village, Stevensville or Spanish churches. You can also contact Dr.  Fernando Ortiz at ortizl@andrews.edu or 269.471.3416. Give the gift of a lifetime. Give a Bible worker "wheels" to spread the gospel!

Lebanon Mission Trip

Lebanon Mission trip

On March 13, 2014 a PMC Youth Missions team of Andrews students will be going to Beirut, Lebanon to do campus evangelism among the hundreds of non-Adventist students on the campuses of the Adventist elementary and secondary schools and Middle East University. The Friendship Team will also be assisting our Syrian refugee center. Donations are needed. Please mark your envelope: PMC Youth Missions Lebanon. Your prayer and support is appreciated.

For more information contact Glenn Russell (glenn@andrews.edu).

Adventist Forum March 8, 2014


The Role of Doubt
In Religious Identity Development
and Psychological Maturity

Presented by

Ron Coffen, Ph.D.
Professor of Counseling and School Psychology
Director, Andrews Community Counseling Center
Andrews University

and

Tiago Baltazar, EdS
School Psychologist
Berrien Regional Education Service Agency.

Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm
March 8, 2014

Chan Shun Hall
Andrews University


 

Dr. Coffen has provided a preview of their presentation:

Religious educators at the elementary, high school, and college levels are concerned with the religious identity development of their students. We will explore a theory of general identity development (based on Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development) and illustrate similar processes for religious identity development. We will analyze doubt as an essential factor for successful religious identity achievement. We hope to end with a discussion of potential educational interventions to create school environments that promote, rather than inhibit, religious identity development.

 

 

"Religious educators at the elementary, high school, and college levels are concerned with the religious identity development of their students. We will explore a theory of general identity development (based on Erik Erikson¹s theory of psychosocial development) and illustrate similar processes for religious identity development. We will analyze doubt as an essential factor for successful religious identity achievement. We
hope to end with a discussion of potential educational interventions to create school environments that promote, rather than inhibit, religious identity development."

Adventist Forum is open to the public.  All are welcome. 

For information, contact Art Robertson at robertsa2@earthlink.net or call 471-7150.

Custodial Parking Lot Closed

Due to construction, the Custodial Parking Lot, by the Grove, on East Campus Circle Drive will be closed to the public from Tuesday, February 25, 2014 to May 1, 2014.  Only construction and delivery vehicles will be permitted.  Please adjust any affected parking plans accordingly.

Alum Serves Local Community

When Tonya Snyder graduated from Andrews University in June 2000, she headed right to the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency without missing a proverbial beat.
However, the path to a public relations degree took time to emerge, as Snyder said.
"If my current self were to visit my college or high school self, I would probably not believe the career path I find myself in," Snyder said, laughing. "I pictured myself more along the journalism side, or (being) the author of a book."
These days, Snyder wears two hats.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Preachers of Thunder

Week of Spiritual Emphasis
Preachers of Thunder

Seminary Chapel

March 3-8, 2014

3 Mon. | Juan Quiroga Tellez
 
4 Tues. | Marie Pierre-Louis
 
5 Wed. | Kevin Carmato
 
6 Thu.  | Talalelei Uta (Mr. T)
 
7 Fri.    | Abigail Figueroa
 
8 Sat.   | Kevin Wilson
  5pm         (AUSA Religious VP)
 

Chemistry Seminar: The Periodic Table: Its Story & Significance

Everyone is welcome to attend our eighth Winter-Spring 2014 session in the Andrews University Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series this coming Thursday, February 27 at 4:30pm. As usual we meet in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Thursday's live webinar topic is:
The Periodic Table: Its Story & Significance 

It is the central document in all chemistry. It is a map of all known elemental matter in the known universe. How did the Periodic Table come to be?

Our guest speaker is:
Eric Scerri, Author & Lecturer, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

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

Teachers are encouraged to announce this lecture in their classes and/or forward this email to their classes.

For non-Andrews faculty and students wishing to see the talk in the Chemistry Amphitheater:

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

Here are the directions to the chemistry dept:

Turn in at the J. N. Andrews Blvd. entrance. Go pass the Security Gate House. Make right turn at the first intersection on to E Campus Circle Drive. Then make a left turn at the next intersection (E Campus Circle Drive). Make another left onto Administration Drive. The Science Complex is the bldg on your left. The Chemistry Dept. is on the side of the Science Complex (4270 Administration Drive) opposite the Bookstore parking lot. You can park in the bookstore parking lot or the one straight ahead. My Office # is A-127 Halenz Hall .... on the lower floor of the Science Complex.

Friday, February 21, 2014

GPS Forum- Growth Purpose Spirit

Campus Ministries' GPS Forum will be tackling the issue of poverty within Berrien Springs. How can we change it?

Program: GPS
Date: February 22
Time: 5pm
Theme: Change the World? Poverty within Berrien Springs
Location: Newbold auditorium 

Scrapbooking Together

Scrapbooking Together
Sunday, March 2, 10 AM-7 PM—PMC Commons
Card makers and scrapbookers are invited for a day of fellowship and fun. Bring your projects and come for the whole day or for just a few hours and get inspiration from others.  Bring your lunch. We will provide prizes, snacks, and a good time. Please email sherried@andrews.edu or call 269-471-3134 if you plan on attending (but come even if you don't email/phone). All are welcome!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

MASDAC March 1, 2014 Service

MASDAC (Michiana African SDA Church) March 1, 2014,

Black History month program

Time: 9:45-1:00
Sponsored by: East African Division

Sermon presenters: Hannah Mbungu & Ezra Kenyanya
Title: Unity in Christ

Address: 300 S Mechanic, Berrien Springs, MI 49103
 

Afternoon's Program: Discussion 2:30-4:00

Please join us for lunch.
 

Lifeguarding Review and Recert

Please see the attached poster for details.

Young Artists Concert

The Andrews University Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Young Artists Concert on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.

This event is the culmination of an on-campus competition hosted by the Department of Music and features student winners who demonstrate excellence in their technical and emotive musical ability.

This year’s concert includes Illana Cady who will be performing Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, Pablo Sanchez performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Christy Doria performing Dvorak’s “Song of the Moon.”

Tickets are available through the Box Office at howard.andrews.edu or by calling 888-467-6442. $5 reserved seating; $3 Andrews University students, faculty and staff; $3 seniors. 

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. 

Parenting Skills Class-New Meeting Times

Please note new time.

Stress Management Group-New Meeting Time

Please note new time.

Berrien Springs Camera Club March Meeting

 The Berrien Springs Camera Club will meet on Wednesday, Mar. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Community Library at Cass and Union.

Cheryl Thomas, president, states that for the March meeting members are invited to submit up to 5 digital images for projection and critique. They may wish to turn in pictures rejected by judges during recent competitions.

The club’s monthly meetings alternate between competitions, with three judges at each one, and other kinds of presentations. Members always notice how very subjective judging can be: Sometimes an image that is “out” one month may be resubmitted in another competition, with different judges, and receive “honor” status.

The March meeting will feature some of these rejected images and let the whole group try to decide why they were not accepted and how they could be improved. Submission guidelines can be found on the club’s Web site

The public is welcome. To submit pictures, one must be a member. Refreshments are served at each meeting.

Seminary Health Fair

Seminary Health Fair, February 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Seminary Commons.

A health fair for students, staff and faculty of the Seminary measuring blood pressure, body mass index, along with a simple exercise test. Health counselors will be available at the end of the testing to help participants understand the results and lay plans for health improvement.

Sponsored by the Health Promotion Committee of Theological Seminary.

Wind Symphony Vespers Concert

Music Wind Symphony Vespers Concert
Friday, February 28 – 7:30 pm   Howard Performing Arts Center

The Andrews University Wind Symphony will present a Vesper Concert in the Howard Performing Arts Center.  The Wind Symphony will perform Caccia and Chorale by Clifton Williams, Water Music Suite by Handel, Joy in All Things by Balmages, Canzon noni toni by G. Gabrieli for two brass choirs, Theme from “Schindler’s List” by John Williams featuring Richard Clark on violin and Hymn for a Blue Hour by John Mackey.  The AU Community Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Omar Carballo, will perform the Allegro from “Concerto in D Major” by Vivaldi/J.S. Bach.

Free admission.

 

Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy Workshop

With the current General Conference emphasis on reaching the cities through a medical missionary thrust, Andrews University is repeating its popular 6-day  Natural Remedies and Hydrotherapy workshop Aug 3 through 8. Besides University faculty, Dr. Don Miller, Uchee Pines Institute; Dr. David DeRose, Weimar Center of Health & Education; Dr. Elvin Adams, US Health Works; and Dr. Norman McNulty, neurologist, will share their expertise. Especially designed for use in home and local church, the workshop aims to improve your health, prevent disease, and equip you for community outreach. For more information visit www.andrews.edu/go/nrhw/ or contact Fran McMullen at 269-471-3541 or email fran@andrews.edu.

Workshop starts Sunday, Aug 3, 5:30pm registration and ends Friday, Aug 8, 10:30am.

2014 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY OF PRAYER

Join us for the 2014 International Women's Day of Prayer on Sabbath, March 1 at All Nations SDA Church. Come let us pray for one another and intercede for others.  Come be refreshed and encouraged as we share the Word, "He Lifts Up My Head."  Come celebrate God's faithfulness in sharing answers to prayers.

Join us at 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, and then 4:00 PM - 6 PM.  

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Niles Westside February 22, 2014 Church Service

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 22: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Eau Clair Sabbath Service February 22, 2014

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

Sabbath Speaker:  Amy Moreno
Sermon Title:  "Defeated and Destroyed"

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

French Study Tour May 2014

How would you like to spend three weeks in France? Climb the Eiffel tower in Paris, take a boat ride in the South of France, visit Mt Saint Michel? Would you like to eat crepes, croissants, French fries, waffles and Swiss chocolate and good cheese?

Hurry up!! There are three spots left on the French study tour 2014!!

Please contact the INLS department at tel. 6285 or badenas@andrews.edu
 

All Nations Church Service February 22, 2014

All Nations SDA Church Service, February 22, 2014
Speaker: Emmanuel Abar, "My Elijah Moment"

"I Had No Idea..." Raising Awareness about Eating Disorders and Body Image

"I Had No Idea..." Raising Awareness about Eating Disorders and Body Image

To promote a healthy body image and increase awareness about eating disorders on our community, the Andrews University Counseling & Testing Center will be sponsoring an interactive event during the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 23 – March 1, 2014).

Faculty, staff, and students are welcomed to participate during our Awareness Event on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, from 11:30am-2pm. All are invited to post messages of acceptance and encouragement, learn about the impact of eating disorders on mental health, discuss the role of culture and media in distorting body image, and discover ways to help a friend or family member who might be struggling with these concerns.

Also, we will be offering confidential screenings. The eating disorder screening consists of a brief, anonymous questionnaire designed to provide students with insight into symptoms they might be experiencing and receive helpful treatment and referral information, if necessary. In addition to in-person screenings during the Awareness Event, students can access an anonymous screening online at http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/andrews

Excessive preoccupation about weight and diets can lead to disordered eating habits. These unhealthy habits can be difficult to recognize, but over time, can develop into an eating disorder.  The majority of students struggling with eating disorders are not receiving treatment. The screenings available help direct students to the appropriate care they need.

Eating disorders are more prevalent on college campuses than many people realize. In fact, 95 percent of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25. Twenty-five percent of college-aged women report engaging in bingeing and purging as a weight-management technique. And college males are not immune. Increasingly, men are feeling the pressure for physical perfection which can lead to excessive exercise and fixation on low body fat percentage.

Come, participate, and help in promoting a healthy body image and greater awareness of eating disorders in our community. For more information, contact Dr. Luis G. Cruz-Ortega at cluis@andrews.edu or call the CTC at 269-471-3470.

Spring Training for Faculty & Staff

Dear AU Faculty or Staff Member,

We’d like to invite you to our spring training for the Extended Support Network. This workshop is open to all AU faculty and staff members. In our fall semester training, we explored the experiences of international college students, identified their needs, and discussed how to assist them. The topic for our upcoming workshop is “Strengthening God's Circle of Love on Andrews Campus: Identifying & Helping Students who are Challenged, Broken or Lost.”

We will meet at Whirlpool Conference Room in Chan Shun Hall on Friday, March 7th, 2014 from 10:30am – 12:30pm. The presenter is Dr. Joy Alexander, Associate Professor of Counseling at Indiana University South Bend.

We are welcoming any faculty or staff member who is interested in this topic, but will give priority to current Extended Support Network members. The space is limited, thus reserve your space as soon as possible by contacting Dr. Luis G. Cruz-Ortega at cluis@andrews.edu

Presenter’s Bio:
Dr. Joy Alexander received her doctorate from Andrews University and is a licensed psychologist. She is currently an Associate Professor of Counseling at Indiana University South Bend. Having spent over twenty years on university campuses, Dr. Alexander has had the opportunity to assist many first generation college students, with the array of challenges they offer. Dr. Alexander has also facilitated workshops to church and school communities on issues pertaining to young adults in the college environment, academic difficulties, including sexual orientation, substance use, mental health, developmental tasks, and the interfacing of faith and life. Dr. Alexander has also taught in Canada, the Caribbean, and in South Korea.

About the Extended Support Network (ESN):
The ESN is a formal support system comprised of selected faculty and staff volunteers, serving as first responders, and committed to enhancing the caring, safe and supportive environment for Andrews University students where they can process their thoughts, explore, and share their concerns or challenges.
http://www.andrews.edu/services/ctcenter/prevention/esn.html

Sponsored by:
Counseling and Testing Center
Andrews University
Bell Hall, Suite 123
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0130
(269) 471-3470

A Scientific View of Creation

What: A Scientific View of Creation

When: Monday, February 24, 3:30-5:00pm

Where: Seminary Chapel

Who: Dr. John Baldwin, emeritus

Why: Find out more about an Adventist Perspective on Creationism

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Week in Pictures

RMES Visitors' Day

Ruth Murdoch Elementary is having Visitors' Day on February 26, 2014 from 8:15am-12:30pm for grades 1-6 and from 8:15am-3;15pm for grades 7 & 8.

To register please call our office at 471-3220.

Visitors in grades 1-6 will: 

  • Enjoy special class activities 
  • Meet teacher and friends
  • Get free RMES gear 
  • Play at recess
  • Eat a pizza hot lunch

Visitors in grades 7 & 8 will:

  • Participate in classes and special Junior High breakout sessions
  • Meet next year's teachers and classmates
  • Meet new friends during ice breaker and teamwork activiities
  • Participate in our progressive and unique "mini-course" program
  • Get free RMES gear, eat a pizza hot lunch, and more!

 

We can't wait to see you! 

Physical Therapy Research Presentations

Date:  Friday, March 7

Time:  9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Location:  Andrews University Physical Therapy Building

                 8515 East Campus Circle Drive

Title:  School of Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy Class of 2014 Research Presentations

The Class of 2014 Doctor of Physical Therapy students will present their original research on clinical and academic topics.  Everyone is welcome to attend during the time frame of 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.  We are proud of our exceptional students and look forward to sharing their accomplishments with you!  Light refreshments will be served.

Student Association presents AU IQ

* Our Annual AUIQ quiz show is coming up on Saturday March 1 at 8pm in Johnson Gym.
* Its Andrews version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
* The grand prize for first place is $200.
* You can play alone or on a team of up to 6 people (one of which must be a female player).
* Get signed up today in the Campus Center or in Student Life!
* The more people you recruit from different departments the better your chances of knowing the answers!
* Donations will be taken up for a local charity.

Berrien County Animal Control Shot Clinic

Berrien County Animal Control
Shot Clinic 2014
Press Release

 

I am proud to announce that Berrien County Animal Control will be holding our LAST Rabies Shot Clinics yet for this year. The clinic is open to both dogs and cats so please make sure your pets are on a leash or in a carrier for their safety.

We will be offering vaccines at a discounted rate of $20 for a Distemper vaccine, $20 for a 1 year rabies vaccine and $25 for a 3 year rabies vaccine.  Pets must be at least 1 year 3 months old, and have had a 1 year rabies prior, to receive a 3 year rabies at the clinic.

PLEASE preregister online here or by calling Berrien County Animal Control at (269) 471-7531.  Preregistration is not required, but does help to make sure we have enough vaccines on hand and will help make things easier for you at the clinic.  Walk-ins are always welcome. 

You will also be able to purchase your county license at the clinic. Remember if you purchase your license after February 28th you will have to pay a Delinquent Fee.  Please bring your license renewal form with you.  We will be accepting CASH ONLY at the clinic. 

 
Our clinic that was scheduled on Feb. 23rd at Berrien County Animal Control
has been relocated to Eau Claire Fire Department. 

The fire department address is: 6265 W. Main St., Eau Claire, MI 49111

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
10:00am -4:00pm

Testify: Sacred Vespers Concert

Come and Hear Testify In Sacred Concert!

Testify, a male vocal quintet from the Grand Rapids area, will appear in a vespers concert at 5:30 pm on Sabbath, February 22, at the Michiana Fil-Am Church (8454 Kephart Lane). Late in March Testify will be headed to Bacolod City in the Philippines to participate in an evangelistic series. Learn more at www.facebook.com/Testify2Philippines

Alumna Published in Academic Journal

Danielle Burton ('08; '13) recently published a paper in The Journal of Difference Equations and Applications, and was subsequently chosen as the Mathematics Article of the Week from all Taylor & Francis journals. 

Click here for her abstract and additional information. 

Student Gardens Partner with Health Department

If the people can't get to the farm, bring the farm to the people.

That's the philosophy behind a new partnership between the Berrien County Health Department and Andrews University's student garden to operate a mobile farmers' market this year.

Garth Woodruff, an Andrews horticulture instructor who oversees the garden project, said it is unbelievable that there are people in Berrien County who can't get freshly grown produce.

"It is shocking to me that in this county, where 90 percent of the land is used for agriculture, where you can't find better vegetable growing land in the region, and probably the United States, you would have food deserts in areas such as Berrien Springs, Benton Harbor and Niles," Woodruff said.

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Chemistry Seminar: Investigating Structure and Function of Proteases

CHEMSEM 7: Investigating Structure and Function of Proteases

Did you know that proteins (proteases, lipases, and amylases) are intentionally used in detergents to enhance their cleaning properties?

Everyone is welcome to attend our seventh Winter-Spring 2014 session in the Andrews University Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series this coming Thursday, February 20 at 4:30pm. As usual we meet in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Thursday's seminar topic is:
Investigating Structure and Function of Proteases 

Our guest speaker is:
Peter Lyons, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

Teachers are encouraged to announce this lecture in their classes and/or forward this email to their classes.

For non-Andrews faculty and students wishing to see the talk in the Chemistry Amphitheater:

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

Here are the directions to the chemistry dept: 

Turn in at the J. N. Andrews Blvd. entrance. Go pass the Security Gate House. Make right turn at the first intersection on to E Campus Circle Drive. Then make a left turn at the next intersection (E Campus Circle Drive). Make another left onto Administration Drive. The Science Complex is the bldg on your left. The Chemistry Dept. is on the side of the Science Complex (4270 Administration Drive) opposite the Bookstore parking lot. You can park in the bookstore parking lot or the one straight ahead. My Office # is A-127 Halenz Hall .... on the lower floor of the Science Complex.

Minute Taking Made Easy Workshop

Are you responsible for taking minutes for a committee or faculty meeting? Or, as a committee chair, wonder what you should expect from minutes? Are you aware that minutes are a legal record of University business? Do you know what to include and not to include?  Would you like to learn how to better organize them for future reference? 

Please join us as we discuss the minute-taking process and how to take better advantage of this organizational tool.  Dr. Alice Williams, University Archivist, will delve into this topic and help simplify the process for us.

There are two opportunities for you to participate in this workshop:
      Wednesday, February 26, 12:30-1:30pm, Room 307, Administration Building
      Thursday, February 27, 11:30am-12:30pm, Room 306, Administration Building

Please RSVP by sending an email to training@andrews.edu, and be sure to include your full name, ID#, email address, the department you are employed by, as well as which day you would like to attend the Minute Taking Made Easy workshop. 
 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Journey at Sabbath Evening Vespers

Journey at Sabbath Evening Vespers

February 22, 6:00pm, PMC Youth Chapel

This Sabbath, come receive a special Sabbath benediction through the ministry and music of the choir, Journey.

 

 

AUAY Presents Do You Know God

AUAY Presents with Adelante Club
Saturday 4:30 PM Student Center Rec Center
Vespers about Knowledge

Come join this Sabbath as we play an old Bible game with a twist! Located right downstairs from the cafe, very comfy location after eating Sabbath lunch.
Find out how much you really know about God's word and why it is important to have your foundation rooted in Scripture. This will be the first program done together with AUAY and Adelante giving new flavor to an end of the week vespers.

*Please bring your Bibles to the program.

LLU Pre-Med Representative on Campus

Dr. Roddy of Loma Linda University School of Medicine will be on campus Monday, February 24th through Wednesday, February 26th to talk with students concerning a career in medicine.

Please come by the Chemistry office (Halenz Hall 225) to schedule a half-hour consultation with Dr. Roddy to discuss your medical school options. Alternate sign-up sheets are available at the MLS office and at the Biology office.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Doing Research: What Does It Look Like?

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) invites you to attend a  research symposium on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm.

Title:   Doing Research: What Does It Look Like?

Presenter:   Dr Larry Burton,  Professor of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum. Editor Journal of Research on Christian Education.   

Dr. Burton will discuss the structure of research, the components and steps that define the process. Since thinking like a researcher is integral to all academic disciplines, students of every major will benefit from this presentation. Whether you are new to research as an undergraduate or completing your dissertation as a graduate, bring your questions to gain a clearer picture of what research looks like.

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall.   

Online participants to 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.

 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Revive Vespers

 Join us for another Friday Vespers this week for a powerful message on Righteousness by Faith presented by Akeem James.  In his message entitled, “We Would Serve the Egyptians,” Akeem, a student at the seminary, will be looking at the parallels between the deliverance of the Israelites out of Egypt and our spiritual journey as Christians.  We know that we are spiritual Israel, but what if the “spiritual Egypt” is still very real in our lives? Why are we wondering in this wilderness so long? Why do we want to go back to Egypt of sin? The answer lays in Jesus our Passover. Join us and be blessed as we dig into God’s word on this all important question!

Place: Biology Amphitheater

Time: Friday, February 14 @ 7:30pm.

co-curricular credit available!

Faculty Member Wins International Competition

The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, Khan Academy, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing are pleased to announce that 14 individuals have been selected to join a select group of educators working to transform how health education is delivered across disciplines around the globe. The partnering organizations launched an international competition last fall to generate interest among health profession students, faculty, and practitioners in creating innovative healthcare tutorials with videos and exercises, which will be made available for free through the Khan Academy website. This content will support graduates of nursing programs in preparation for the NCLEX-RN exam.

The competition received almost 100 submissions from individuals around the world, emerging from over 60 hospitals and academic institutions. Competition submissions represented the disciplines of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, public health, and graduate studies in biological science. The competition winners include Leslie Samuel, physical therapy instructor at Andrews University, among others. 

Read the full story by clicking the attachment below or click here to read an online article.

 

Rescheduled Health Professions Career Job Fair

Rescheduled Health Professions Career Job Fair

When: March 3, 2013

Where: HPAC

Time: 10:30 - 2:00pm

Juniors and Seniors from Health Professions, Social Work, Chaplaincy, Communication/Public Relations, and Business: You are invited to the rescheduled Health Professions Annual Career Job fair.  Please bring your resume when you come to meet with prospective employers.  Professional attire is highly recommended.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dining Services Hours for President's Day

President's Day is this Monday, February 17!

The hours for Dining Services will be as follows:

Terrace Cafe

Breakfast - CLOSED

Lunch - 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Supper - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Gazebo

Standard hours of operation - 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

 

The Dining Services office will be closed for Monday, and will be open for normal hours on Tuesday, February 18.

Pathfinder Leadership Training

Pathfinder Leadership Training  seminars held at PMC this weekend.

Master Guide

Feb. 14, 7pm, Fundamental Beliefs, Junior 1

Feb. 15, 2:30 - 4:30pm, Communications, PMC Teen Loft

Feb. 15, 4:30 - 6:30pm, Creative Resource Development

PLA

Feb. 15, 2:30 - 4:30pm, Outdoor Education, PMC Junior 1

PIA

Feb. 15, 2:30 - 3:45pm, Training Methods that Work, PMC Nursery

Feb. 15, 3:45 - 5:00pm, Organizing your Presentation

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dissertation Defense

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Collette Williams will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Collette Williams’ dissertation title is, “Factors that Relate to Registered Nurses’ Readiness for Inter-professional Learning in the Context of Continuing Professional Development.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

AUthentic Relationship Support Group

Media on the Brain

Media on the Brain
We see it all around us. Hollywood, popular music, TV, video gaming, spectator sports, e-relationships, and pornography are saturating the lives of God’s professed people. But what does the latest science say about the mind-altering effects of 21st century media? And what is the spiritual agenda in the entertainment and advertising industries? Join this seminar on March 1, presented by author, speaker, and teacher, Scott Ritsema, Media on the Brain has been featured on satellite TV and radio, as well as live appearances throughout North America.  Join us at the Village Church March 1, 8:30 and 11:20 a.m. and at 2:30 p.m.  Village SDA Church Sanctuary for a fast-paced day of seminars on this vital topic.

Men's Support Group

Campus Safety Operations Suspended February 13-14

The Office of Campus Safety Business Operations such as vehicle and bicycle registrations, citation inquires, and all other office business, will be suspended on Thursday, Feb. 13, and Friday, Feb. 14, due to construction work being completed at the Campus Safety Main Station.

The Office of Campus Safety will reopen for business on Monday, Feb. 17, at 7 a.m.

The Office of Campus Safety will still provide essential safety, security and wellness services to the Andrews University Campus during this time.

Niles Westside Sabbath Service February 15, 2014

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 15: Jared Browne, Speaker

W-2 Forms Available Online

For those that have consented to only receive their W-2 form electronically, please follow the instructions below to access your 2013 W-2. A paper form will NOT be sent to you. If you did not consent to only receive an electronic W-2 form, your paper W-2 was mailed Jan. 31.

Instructions for Accessing your Online 2013 W-2:

  • Go to andrews.edu/goto/myw2
  • Login with your Andrews username and password
  • Click on "W-2 Wage & Tax Statement"
  • Select tax year 2013 and click "display"
  • IMPORTANT: Follow instructions for printing.

 

Engineering Week 2014

Engineering Week 2014
February 16-22

Engineering Open House
February 19, 2014
1-3 pm
Haughey Hall 3rd Floor

The open house event is to celebrate the national engineers’ week and increase awareness of engineering in the community.   

We will feature following presentations and hands-on events along with scrumptious finger foods:

Student research/project presentation/demonstration:
Scanning electron microscope
Optical tweezers
Computer simulation of engineering problems
  Robotic arms

Hands-on experiments:
Trebuchet shooting & mini catapult
Light bulb control
Robots that follow light
Power of graphene activity

 

Women's Ministry at Village Church

Women’s Ministry
All women are invited to the Women’s Ministry weekend at the Village Adventist Church in Berrien Springs.  The theme is “My Story Connects to HIStory.”  Come join us for a weekend of sharing how God has touched our lives and revealed Himself.  There will be a Friday evening vespers program from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on February 21, Sabbath Church Service at 8:30 a.m. or 11:20 a.m. on February 22 as well as a Sabbath afternoon program from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.  There will be a fellowship dinner following the 2nd church service.  The featured speaker will be Pastor Cecile Moody who will soon graduate from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary of Andrews University with a Master’s in Divinity.  Bring a friend and join us for a weekend of singing and praising God.   For additional information, please call the church office at 269-471-7795.

 

 

Village Church Worship Service February, 8, 2014

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, February 8, 2014

First Worship: 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship:  11:20 a.m.

Sermon Title - "Ready"
Preacher -  John Rorabeck

Library Hours

The James White Library will be open during this holiday weekend, Sunday, Feb. 16, and Monday, Feb. 17, from 1-7 p.m.

Free GMAT Review Workshop

Strengthen Your Career with an MBA!

Andrews University School of Business Administration (SBA) will be offering a free GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test for MBA Program) workshop beginning February of 2014. This four-week seminar will be held from 6:30-8:30pm in Chan Shun Hall, Room #208, 4185 E Campus Circle Drive, Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0020.

If you are an online MBA student or will be participating from out of state, we will video record the class and send you the ADOBECONNECT video link. However, you need to purchase the used review book at amazon.com (the price is less than $20). The ISBN is 978-1-4195-5131-4 (Kaplan GMAT 2008 Premier Program).

If you are an on-campus student, please bring cash or a personal check in the amount of $20 as the registration fee and you will be given the GMAT review book for four weeks. If you do not miss any of the classes from February 12–March 5, your $20 will be refunded when you return the book. 

GMAC, the GMAT commission, recently added an integrated reasoning section to the GMAT test, but the scores will not be counted. However, it will still be covered in case this section is activated as part of GMAT scores in the future.  

The Free GMAT Review Workshop schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 12—Registration; Chapter 4 Verbal Section–Critical Reasoning;
    Chapter 8: Quantitative Section–Problem Solving
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19—Chapter 5: Verbal Section–Sentence Correction;
    Chapter 9: Quantitative Section–Data Sufficiency
  • Wednesday, Feb. 26—Chapter 6: Verbal Section–Reading Comprehension;
    Chapter 10: Quantitative Section–Word Problems in Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency
  • Wednesday, March 5—Analytical Writing; Results of GMAT Exam
    Introduction of Andrews MBA Program and Application

GMAT Review Workshop Links for interactive live streaming:
http://andrews.adobeconnect.com/gmatworkshop12feb2014/ 
http://andrews.adobeconnect.com/gmatworkshop19feb2014/ 
http://andrews.adobeconnect.com/gmatworkshop26feb2014/ 
http://andrews.adobeconnect.com/gmatworkshop05mar2014/

Purpose
This GMAT workshop will give MBA program applicants the knowledge and skills that will boost their confidence and give them a leading advantage when they take the exam.

Registration
The workshop will be administered by Jerry Chi, MBA, PhD, PhD. Seating availability is limited to 30. To register, attendees must RSVP to Jan Pickett, janp@andrews.edu. There will be no fee to join the workshop and the review book will be provided for a deposit of $20 (only 25 available). Your deposit will be refunded if you attend all four sessions of the review and return the book. 

This GMAT workshop will be using the KAPLAN GMAT Premier Program for the class instruction. The handout will include additional instructional materials for quantitative analysis and verbal parts, plus take-home tests. Please see attached for more information.

Attachments

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Nutrition Day Seminar

Week in Pictures

Parenting Skills Enhancement

Stress Management

CTC Nurturing Group Experiences

Women's Therapy Group

Andrews Bookstore Sale

 
The  Andrews University  Bookstore is having a Valentine’s Day Sale featuring 25%-50% off selected items.
The  Bookstore will be open on President’s Day 10am-2pm.


Cindy Swanson
(269) 471-6095 
swansonc@andrews.edu

Monday, February 10, 2014

Nutrition Day Seminar

See attached for details.

Campus Ministries Closed

While all of the Senior CM Staff are away from Monday - Wednesday, February 10-12, 2014 for The One Project, we will be closing the Campus Ministries Office for official office hours. We will open the office again for office business on Thursday, February 13, 2014.  

 


 

Adventist Engaged Encounter

Adventist Engaged Encounter (AEE), an enrichment weekend for engaged and recently married couples, is being held on the Andrews University campus. The weekend experience offers couples the insights, tools, and confidence to enrich their relationship and strengthen their love and commitment for one another. For many, attending an AEE weekend is one of the most significant experiences of their courtship or early marriage.

AEE will take place the weekend of March 7-9 2014. For registration information, contact
the Undergraduate Leadership Program at aee@andrews.edu or 269-471-6636.

Tuition Freedom Day

Did you know? Because Andrews is a non-profit institution, students are charged less for their education than it costs to provide. In fact students at Andrews are only charged 65% of the actual cost. Donations from alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff make up the difference.

February 11 marks 65% of the school year that has elapsed, and which has been paid for by students. It's called Tuition Freedom Day because from here on out, gifts from donors are covering the cost of an Andrews education.

Come join us in celebrating our amazing donors who help make an Andrews education possible for so many students. We'll be set up in the student center on February 11 from noon to 2:00 pm, and students are welcome to stop by, sign thank you notes for donors, and grab some treats.

Plus, be sure to attend University Forum at 11:30 am in the HPAC for a special video presentation from our students about Tuition Freedom Day!

Eau Claire Sabbath Service February 15, 2014

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

Sabbath Speaker:  Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  "God's Covenant Clock"

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

The Sacred Theater of Knowing Meeting

"The Sacred Theater of Knowing:
The Epistemologies of Hamlet on Film.”


Presented by

Dr. L Monique Pittman
Director of Honors
Professor of English
Andrews University

Sabbath Afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
February 22, 2014


Chan Shun Hall
Andrews University
 


Dr. Pittman has provided the following autobiographical information :
A former student of the Andrews University English Department, I began teaching here in 1999. I returned because the English Department had provided me with a stimulating and nurturing place in which to develop a mature intellectual and spiritual life. I also loved and admired the comradery characteristic of the faculty relationships with each other and with their students.
After completing my B.A. in English with a minor in music at Andrews (1991), I earned an M.A. from The College of William and Mary (1993), and finished a Ph.D. in Renaissance literature at Purdue University (2000).  The literature and history of the English Renaissance has fascinated me since I was a child (I even had a postcard-sized portrait of Elizabeth I in my high school locker); as a scholar and teacher, I find the Renaissance's nuanced and complex treatment of the human condition endlessly satisfying.
My husband Paul analyzes numbers instead of literature as a CPA at a public accounting firm. We enjoy entertaining, cooking, baking, kitchen gardening, and working home improvement magic.

Regarding the topic of her Forum presentation, she says,
I’m considering the epistemological crisis of the sixteenth century as manifested in the play and in two twentieth-century film versions.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Revive Vespers

This week, we will still be having vespers at our usual place and time entitled, "For the Love of Christ Constraineth Us" with Melissa Bresnahan.

So many of us struggle with sin and some of us seem to face defeat day in and day out or continue to struggle with our "cross." Still others strive to keep God's law and find it to be a cumbersome load. How can you experience God's power in our lives to overcome sin?  How can we find lasting peace and joy that comes from daily victories in our life?  How can we experience the satisfaction that God promises to give us when we live according to His commandments? How can we help friends or family who are wrestling and struggling with their own sins or find the Christian life to be dissatisfying? 

Come and be blessed at vespers this Friday as we delve into this all-important topic!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Black History Month 2014

For a full schedule of events celebrating Black History Month in February, click here. Check back often for any updates/additions throughout the month.

Salon Day at True Color

Thursday, Feb. 6, from 1-7, come to True Color Hair Studio next to the bookstore on the campus of Andrews University for Salon Day! Get a free eyebrow wax, free paraffin dip, try facial products with Kelsey Hahn, sample and order Valentine's goodies from Cupcakes by EM, and enjoy a fun photo booth by Bradley Austin Photography. 

 

Niles Westside Adventist Church Service

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 8: Jared Browne, Speaker

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Helen Lungu Passes Away

Helen Lungu passed away on Feb. 2, 2014. A viewing will take place at noon on Sunday, Feb. 9, at PMC. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. 

For more details check here.

Wind Symphony Winter Concert

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

The first half of the concert will feature the Southwestern Michigan College Brass Band, under the direction of Jonathan Korzun, performing Winter Games arr. by Foster, Prelude “49th Parallel” by Vaughan Williams, Cute by Hefti, Tara’s Theme by Steiner, Stop the Cavalry by Lewie and Seize the Day by Graham.

The second half of the concert will feature the Wind Symphony performing popular film music. Selections will include Silverado by Boughton, Lincoln by J. Williams, Dartmoor, 1912 from “War Horse” by J. Williams, Over the Rainbow from "The Wizard of Oz” by Allen, featuring Stephany Recinos, and Raider’s March from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” by J. Williams.

The concert will conclude with Mambo from “Westside Story” by Bernstein as a joint performance with the Wind Symphony and the Brass Band.

General admission is $5; students and senior admission $3; children under 12 are free. Call the Howard Performing Arts Center box office at 269-471-3560 or visit howard.andrews.edu for tickets.

Village Church Worship Service

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, February 8, 2014
First Worship: 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship:  11:20 a.m.
Sermon Title - "Dear God, I Want More"
Preacher -  Pastor Ron Kelly

Additional Announcement
Memorial Service for Steaven Edward Lichtenwalter
Sabbath, Feb. 8, 3:00 pm in the Sanctuary

Place - Village SDA Church
635 Sta Joseph Ave, Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Phone # 471-7795
Contact Person - Elizabeth Tan

Winter Classical Concert

Join us for our Winter Classical Concert on Sabbath, February 8 at 4:00
pm.  This concert features classical music performed both
instrumentally as well as vocally by several different groups in our
community.

The concert will be held at:
Eau Claire SDA Church
6562 Naomi Road
Eau Claire, MI 49111
 

Eau Claire Sabbath Service

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

Sabbath Speaker:  Brandon Lubbert
Sermon Title:  "Battle to the Death"

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

Student Movement Valentines

Crushing on someone in your Stats class? Want to tell your best friend that you care? Celebrating two years with your significant other? 

If you have a message for a special someone this Valentine's Day, send it to the Student Movement and we'll print it on the back page on Wednesday, Feb. 12! 

Messages should be less than 100 words, and nicknames/anonymity is optional. :) 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Change Your Body

Ladies are you ready to change the way you look, the way you stand and the way you move? CHANGE YOUR BODY GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING starts a new session on Sunday, February  9, at 9am, at Lamson Health Club. This unique program will help you to shed fat, build muscle, and increase lean midsection.  Within each workout you will get dynamic warms-ups, core training, strength training and improve your overall conditioning. Your workout routines are personalized for you by an experienced trainer, targeting your individual requirements. In the next three month you will build strong core, increase flexibility and balance. The class meets three times a week (Sunday at 9am, Tuesday, 6pm and Thursday 6pm). If you are interest in joining, please call the Lamson Health Club at 471-3449 or e-mail Anna at anna@changingyourbody.com

All Nations Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, February 8, 2014
Speaker: R. Clifford Jones, "This Gospel"

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