Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Upcoming Lakeland Wellness Events

Free Class for Women in Chemotherapy

Lakeland Offers Free Stress Management Class

Free Program on Heart-Healthy Foods at Lakeland

April Foods Cooking Demo

Sam's Chicken at Dining Services

It's that time again!

Join us for lunch tomorrow, Thursday 26th, for a classic SAM'S CHICKEN lunch meal at the Terrace Cafe.  Lunch will be served from 11am to 2:30pm.


See you then!

C.S. Lewis's "The Great Divorce" in Reader's Theater

The J.N. Andrews Honors Program invites you to:

A Reader's Theater Production of C. S. Lewis's "The Great Divorce"
Sunday, April 5, at 6 p.m. in University Towers Auditorium.

Starring Brian Strayer as the narrator, with Keith Mattingly, David Faehner, Frances Faehner, Monique Pittman, Ante Jeroncic, Hyveth Williams, Joseph Greig, Ronald Knott, Zackery Babb and Alejandra Castillo.

C.S. Lewis's "The Great Divorce" (1946) is a short, allegorical novel about a man who finds himself in Hell to discover that the damned may take a bus to Heaven, and that anyone who wishes may stay there. What follows is a series of conversations between the "Ghosts" of Hell and the "Solid People" of Heaven, exposing the choices that we make toward either of those destinations in our everyday lives. 

This live presentation of Reader’s Theater differs from traditional theater in that the voice, rather than blocking and costuming, carries the drama. The script is read rather than memorized, resulting in a directed, well-rehearsed dramatic presentation. This production is directed by Olivia Ruiz-Knott, in partial fulfilment of her Senior Honors Thesis.

Catching Jesus Passion

Catching Jesus Passion - Join us each night from Sunday, March 28 through April 5 for a reflective journey through the last days of Jesus life.  Join us for a free bread and soup supper each night at 6:00 p.m. or just come for the main course of 1 hour of worship and message at 7 pm.  Presented by Pastor Ted Toms, Dr. Tom Shepherd, Dr. JoAnn Davidson and Rahel Schafer.  Each night we will meet at the Eau Claire SDA Church located at 6562 Naomi Road, Eau Claire, MI 49111.

Eau Claire Church Service for April 11

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

Pathfinder Sabbath: Sermonettes given by Pathfinders 

Church Service 10:50 a.m.
Sabbath School  9:15 a.m.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Running for Change

What do 10 Andrews University students and 12,804 children from Cambodia to Colombia have in common?

Why, A Leg to Stand On, of course! For us, it’s our literal legs—the ones we are counting on to carry us 13.1 or 26.2 miles on April 12 (depending on the runner). For them, it’s a prosthetic device or orthopedic care that has opened up a world of possibilities by enabling the simple act of walking.

YOU can make a difference. Your support of the Andrews University ALTSO Marathon Team will help fund orthopedic care for a child in need whose family cannot afford treatment.

Any amount helps and all donations are tax deductible.

We need your help to raise an additional $4,020 by race day to reach our goal!

Click here to donate!

Week In Pictures March 17-24

No Passion Play in 2015

We regret to inform you that Andrews University’s Passion Play will not be offered in 2015. We continue to explore ideas for offering this much-loved community event in the future, and hope to be able to do so in coming years.

However, we still invite you to visit the Andrews University campus this Easter season for our annual Easter Choral Concert, featuring the University's Chorale and Singers. Under the direction of Stephen Zork, these vocal ensembles will present a special Easter performance.

The concert will take place on Saturday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center. No tickets are required.

Prophecy? Why Should I Care?!

Join us this upcoming Friday for Revive Vespers as Mark Howard, Director of the Emmanuel Institute, presents the message entitled, "Prophecy? Why Should I Care?!"


7:30 PM on Friday, March 27, 2015

Biology Amphitheater/Price Hall

Co-curricular credit availible 

Niles-Westside Church Service for March 28

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI

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

March 28: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Monday, March 23, 2015

Essay and Video Contest- National Library Week

Get creative, have fun, and win a cash prize! Share with us your talents and skills by entering our Essay and Video Contest for our upcoming National Library Week on April 12-18!

Your objective is to creatively convey the concept "Libraries Change Lives." Are you up to the challenge? Visit here for more details:

Cash prizes will be given to 1st and 2nd place winners of each of these categories: Elementary school, Secondary school, Undergraduate, Graduate, Faculty/Staff/Community.

The deadline to submit your entry is April 6, 2015. Please send questions to

Phi Kappa Phi Annual Induction

On Wednesday, April 1, at 7 pm, Phi Kappa Phi, the interdisciplinary honor society, will be hosting a talk by Dr. James Hayward and Dr. Shandelle Henson titled "Effects of Climate Change on Animal Behavior."  All are welcome to attend.  Event takes place in the Great Lakes Room, Dining Services.

Renaissance Kids 2015

Registration is now available for Renaissance Kids, a day camp for kids ages 5–15 for six 1-week sessions and one 2-week session in June and July. The camp is held at Andrews University in the School of Architecture, Art & Design (SAAD). Two of this year’s sessions offer a new all-day option. 

Renaissance Kids offers a variety of hands-on projects to teach kids about the architecture of cities, buildings and other places. The activities have been created to help the children learn about other people, history, different cultures, design concepts, architect tools and others. 

Each year, the students who attend the two-week session have the chance to participate in a real-world building project. In past years, students have helped design a paved sitting area in front of the Curious Kids Museum in St. Joseph, Michigan, and an arbor outside of the SAAD.

Renaissance Kids is in session during the following dates:

Session 1: $295
June 8–12, 8:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Ages 5–7

Session 2: $295
June 15–19, 8:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Ages 7-10

Session 3: $160
June 22-26, 8:30-12:15
Ages 10-12

Session 4: $160
June 22-26, 1:45-5:15
Ages 7–10

Session 5: $160
June 29–July 3, 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ages 5–7

Session 6: $160
June 29–July 3, 1:45–5:15 p.m.
Ages 10–12

Session 7: $365
July 6–17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Ages 12–15

Session 7 is tentatively scheduled to be held for one week at Andrews and one week of construction at the building project in the community. The location is yet to be determined.

To register, visit to download a form for printing or registering via email. Mail the completed registration form and payment to:

School of Architecture, Art & Design
Attn: Mark Moreno
8435 E Campus Circle Dr
Berrien Springs MI  49104-0450

Hebrew Bible Database Wins Award

by Jenna Neil

System for HEBrew Text: ANotations for Queries and Markup or SHEBANQ won the Best Digital Humanities (DH) tool or suite of tools for 2014. The system is produced by the Eep Talstra Center for Bible and Computer (ETCBC) and is powered by their database. One of the faculty members in the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary’s Department of Old Testament worked on the program with several others.

After several decades of development, ETCBC recently launched a database of the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament). There are three team members: Wido van Peursen, leader of ETCBC who serves as initiator and strategic leader, Oliver Glanz, assistant professor of Old Testament at Andrews University who is an ETCBC data expert and contributes queries for teaching, and Dirk Roorda, a professor at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences who wrote most of the code.

SHEBANQ allows researchers to develop and share their queries with other researchers and uses a queries-as-annotations paradigm. Its web interface enables the running and saving of queries and adds them as annotations to the text. The database can be accessed by anyone.

This database is significant primarily for biblical scholars who study the Hebrew Bible. It makes the Hebrew text available and demonstrates how queries can function to address research questions. It also gives textual scholarship more empirical basis.

SHEBANQ can help the students and faculty by giving them a database to search the Hebrew Bible and connecting them with other Biblical scholars in their research.

The digital humanities awards are a set of annual awards for which the public can nominate different resources to recognize talent and expertise. A committee weeds out nominations based solely on whether the submission is a DH, if it’s in the right category and if it was launched/published/majorly updated that same year. The awards are intended to raise awareness, put DH resources in the spotlight and engage users.  

To learn more about the DH awards, visit To use the SHEBANQ database or to learn more about it, visit

Heart-Healthy Cooking Class

Free Class on Heart-Healthy Cooking

(ST. JOSEPH) –  Lakeland Health will offer “Cooking for Your Heart,” a free cooking class for community members. The presentation will include a cooking demonstration by a Lakeland registered dietitian, with taste-testing of the demonstrated recipe and tips on heart-healthy cooking techniques. Attendees will also learn about easy ingredient switches designed to help raise “good” cholesterol (HDL) and lower “bad” cholesterol.
“A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease,” said Heather Rudnik, Registered Dietitian, Lakeland Health. “By making some simple changes part of your life, you can have a positive impact on your health and your heart.”
Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. For more information or to register, call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544.
Visit or find Lakeland Health on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.

Monday, April 6
                6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
                Lakeland Hospital, Niles
                Meeting Room
31 N. St. Joseph Avenue

Tuesday, April 14
                6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
                Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph
                Frederick S. Upton Education Center, Room 3
1234 Napier Avenue

Friday, April 24              
                6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
                Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph
                Pharmacy Conference Room
3900 Hollywood Road

Tuesday, April 28
                6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
                Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet
                400 Medical Park Drive

Friday, March 20, 2015

International Students Sabbath

Just a quick reminder from the Office of International Students Services that Sabbath of March 21 is International Students Sabbath at Pioneer Memorial Church. Please come and be blessed by the variety of music and program that is prepared for you.

Our speaker for both Church services on this Sabbath is Dr. Clifford Jones, President, Lake Region Conference. We have been praying for the imparting of the Holy Spirit upon this special worship service.

Please come dressed in traditional attire or in your regular Sabbath attire and receive the message that God has prepared for us.

Sabbath Blessings to you!


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lakeland Classes

Free Congestive Heart Failure Class Offered

(ST. JOSEPH) –  Lakeland Health will offer “Living Well with Heart Failure,” a free class for community members about congestive heart failure (CHF). This chronic condition is characterized by the heart’s inability to meet the blood flow needs of the body. Participants will learn to identify common causes and symptoms of heart failure, as well as new daily routines that can dramatically improve one’s quality of life. Preregistration for the class is required; please call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544.

Tuesday, April 7                               
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph
Pharmacy Conference Room
3900 Hollywood Road       

Free Pre-Diabetes Class Offered

(ST. JOSEPH) –  Lakeland Health is offering a free program designed to help anyone with higher-than-normal blood sugar levels who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This program does not require a physician referral and helps area residents change their lifestyles to delay – or avoid – the onset of diabetes. Pre-registration for this free class is required. For more information or to register, call (269) 556-2868.

Thursday, April 9
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph
Pharmacy Conference Room
3900 Hollywood Road

                According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the biggest public health crisis of the twenty-first century.Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, including 7 million people who have not yet been diagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, about 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in adults age 20 or older. In addition, another 79 million adults are estimated to have pre-diabetes, a condition that increases the risk for diabetes. Early diagnosis of the disease is critical to successful treatment in order to delay or prevent complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney disease.
Visit or find Lakeland Health on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.

Village Church for March 21

March 21 Church service at 8:30 and 11:20 will be "Moving Molehills & Mountains in Marriage" by Pastor Ron Kelly

March 28 is youth day with the theme "When Jesus Goes Absent" by Pastor Joe Reeves. I've attached an ad for our youth day if you are interested in running it for us. Let me know if you have any other questions.

150 Years of Benton Harbor

BENTON HARBOR 150: March 15, 2015 - March 15, 2016
150 activities for Benton Harbor 150th anniversary. Celebrate Benton Harbor in your own way. Together, let's find 150 ways.

Acknowledge the 150th in your school, church, business, office, barber shop, hair and nail saloon; in poems, songs, stories, prayer, photos, video, art; on yard signs, flag poles, flyers, posters, banners, radio, t-shirts; at parties, ball games, poetry slams, concerts, bake sales, Blossomtime, City Hall, home; by tutoring, mentoring, volunteering, helping a neighbor, supporting our businesses, providing jobs for our youth, providing scholarships, a welcoming smile, posting your greetings online, joining Benton Harbor Celebrates.

150 ways to say you care. 150 ways to celebrate Benton Harbor. 150 ways to say, 'I love Benton Harbor.'

Tell us what your way(s) will be at:

or by regular mail at:

PO Box 465, Benton Harbor, MI 49023

Join our Facebook group at:

And your activity/event will also be acknowledged and published in the Benton Spirit Community Newspaper.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Summer Internships at Non-profit Christian Organization

We are continuing to recruit for our exciting Summer Internship Program and we are still accepting applicants for the summer of 2015 with Prison Fellowship, a Christian ministry, at our National Office located in Lansdowne, Virginia (25 miles from Washington, DC).  Each of the remaining internship opportunities (see attached listing) are offered at $7.25 per hour with local housing available for a limited number of students from outside of the area.   Due to limited staff and resources, we are not able to access any individual school websites to post our internships and would greatly appreciate your staff’s efforts to post and/or share with students on our behalf.

Prison Fellowship’s Internship Program encompass a variety of fields of study including:

·         Marketing

·         Business Administration

·         Communications

·         Events

·         Journalism

·         English

·         Liberal Arts

·         Public Policy

·         Criminal Justice

·         Research

·         Political Science

·         Finance

·         Information Technology

Our program provides students with professional work experience in a Christian environment, while structuring the internship to meet the students’ academic requirements.  All interns also participate in stimulating events such as visits to Capitol Hill, meetings with Christian political leaders, and worldview Bible studies.

We highly recommend and encourage you to share the attached summary of our 2015 Positions Available List with all Christian students and encourage your students to visit our website at  If you know of any current undergraduate or graduate students interested in one of our internship positions, please have them e-mail their cover letter and resume to  Visit our website at for a complete description of the purpose and vision of the ministry as well as news and current events.

Weight Loss Seminar in Niles

Free Weight Loss Seminar Offered in Niles

(NILES) –  The Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Centeris offering a free seminar, “Lose Weight…Find Health.” The seminar will be presented from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, at the Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center at Lakeland Medical Suites, 42 N. St. Joseph St., Niles.
Dr. Michael Schuhknecht, one of Michigan’s most experienced bariatric surgeons and Medical Director of the Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center, will discuss programs available for losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight for years to come. The Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center specializes in working with each person to create a customized lifestyle plan, including medical weight loss management through diet or bariatric surgery, nutrition counseling, individualized exercise programs, and monthly support groups.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 190 million adults in the United States are overweight and obese. Individuals more than 40% overweight are twice as likely to die prematurely as someone of average weight. However, the good news is that losing as little as 5-15% of your initial body weight can reduce your risk of diabetes and other illnesses, and can even eliminate your need for some medications.
For more information or to register for the seminar, call (269) 687-4673 or (877) 467-3858. Visit or find Lakeland Health on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.

Hope Grows Fundraiser

On Thursday, May 7, the Lakeland Health Foundation, Niles, and the Niles-Buchanan YMCA will partner for the second-annual Hope Grows fundraiser, which raises funds to support cancer screenings, treatment, follow-up care, and the LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA. Please see the release (attached below) for details, and let me know if you’re interested in talking with anyone involved with this great event.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hydrotherapy & Natural Remedies Workshop

From August 2–7, the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary will be holding its annual six-day Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy Workshop in the seminary building (Tan Hall), room N150.

Upon completion, participants of the workshop will be prepared to use natural remedies to bring healing with the use of water and nutrition in times of sickness and health. Lecture topics include: “Importance of Water: Its Use to Treat Illness, and Dehydration Signals;” “Hydrotherapy Techniques: Bronchitis, Sinusitis, etc.;” “Diabetes: Natural Lifestyle Strategies;” “Body Mechanics, Posture, Body Alignment, Posture Correction and Exercises;” and “Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Strain and Sprain.”

The workshop consists of 30 hours of lectures and demonstrations over five days, hands-on labs, a certificate of achievement for those who successfully finish the workshop and graduate credit (1–4 credits available) for MDiv, MAPMin and MA students.

The workshop director is Gerard Damsteegt, associate professor of church history at the Seminary who holds an MPH from Loma Linda University. Other presenters are Don Miller, a doctor of naturopathic medicine at Uchee Pines near Seale, Alabama; David DeRose, a doctor at Weimar Center of Health & Education in Weimar, California; Elvin Adams, a doctor at U.S. Health Works; Caryn Pierce, a physical therapist at Andrews University; and Norman McNulty, a doctor from Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.

The registration deadline is Friday, July 24. The registration form and payment will hold a place for the participant in the workshop. Space is limited to 60 participants, so register early to ensure your spot.

For more information about the workshop and to register, visit

Week in Pictures March 10-17

Register for Renaissance Kids Summer Architecture Camp!

Renaissance Kids aspires to provide a fun array of creative hands-on projects through which children learn together about the architecture of cities, buildings and places.  To vared degrees, all activities and projects center on gaining understanding of people, history, culture, sustainability, design concepts, the architect’s tools, construction, materials and more!  

Age Groups are as follows:  5-7yrs    7-10yrs     10-12yrs     12-15yrs   


See our website: 

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International Students Sabbath

We are so delighted to inform you that the annual International Students Sabbath will be held this Sabbath, March 21, 2015 at Pioneer Memorial Church. Internatonal Students will be participating in both the Church services. There will be special music and other special presentations during that worship. We would like to encourage you to come and join us for this special worship. Our guest speaker is going to be Dr. Clifford Jones. If you have or own a traditional costume or attire, please wear it to this sabbath otherwise just come dressed as you would for Church.

We are excitedly waiting to worship with you this Sabbath. Have a pleasant rest of the week.

Gilbert Closser Passes Away

Gilbert Closser, father of Bruce Closser, associate professor of English, died in Florida on Sabbath afternoon, March 14.  He will be buried Tuesday, March 17, in Apopka, Florida, in a family graveside service.

Niles Westside for March 21

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI

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

March 21: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Monday, March 16, 2015

Andrews Wins United Way Awards

“The mission of Andrews University has always resonated with the mission of United Way,” says Niels-Erik Andreasen, president of Andrews. “That is, to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.”

Andrews employees truly embraced the 2014 United Way campus campaign theme, “Bursting the Andrews Bubble,” ending the campaign with our best-ever results.

“The campaign goals we set 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.
The totals for the last seven years of this on-campus campaign demonstrate how far the faculty and staff are willing to stretch:

United Way Campaign Totals 2007–2014
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 addition, Andrews University won three awards at the United Way Campaign Celebration held last month in Benton Harbor, Michigan: a Campie Award, the Spark Award and the David J. Weichhand Award.

The Campie Award is an award that recognizes successful employee campaigns that benefit fundraising campaigns. The Spark Award is given for best practices and achieving notable results in the campaign.

The David J. Weichhand Award has been presented to participants since 2007 and is named for the late president and CEO of United Federal Credit Union.

“This year’s recipient created a campaign committee composed of employees at all levels of leadership,” read the award presenter at the event. “Supported by their president, their committee membership infused their organizational culture into the campaign to affect the community around them. Their success was marked by many best practices, to include kicking off their campaign with pompoms, donning Live United shirts to make a splash in their parade, sharing their agency tour experiences through thoughtful organizational communication and thanking donors with a celebratory video full of bubbles!”

Campaign leaders thanked their teams in a wrap-up email, expressing how proud they were of the interest and participation of so many in a large-scale team effort.

“It was a huge step in letting our community neighbors know that Andrews cares about our community outside of the Andrews bubble,” says Rebecca May, campaign coordinator and director of campus & community relations at Andrews. “Most importantly we did our part and made great strides in helping the under-resourced in our community.”

For more information about United Way and to learn how you can get involved, visit

Eau Clair for March 21

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

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  Morning Bones for Evening Wolves

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

March Board Briefing

by Becky St. Clair

Late Tuesday afternoon, March 3, President Andreasen gave an overview of board actions from the March board meeting and subcommittees, held March 2 and 3, 2015.

First he reviewed the following new appointments and change of roles:

New staff appointments:
Aimee Vitangcol Regoso, registrar
David Stratton, STEM enrollment coordinator

New/reappointed department chairs:
Hyun Kwon, Department of Engineering & Computer Science (new)
Pedro Navia, Department of International Language Studies (reappointment)
David Nowack, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (reappointment)
Karen Reiner, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences (new)
Curt VanderWaal, Department of Social Work (reappointment)
Carole Woolford-Hunt, Department of Graduate Counseling & Psychology (new)
Allan Walshe, Department of Discipleship & Religious Education (reappointment)

Stan Beikmann, assistant professor emeritus
Emilio Garcia Marenko, registrar emeritus
Jim Jeffery, dean emeritus
Miroslav Kiš, professor emeritus

During each board meeting a few minutes are devoted to educating the board members on a topic that is of great importance to the University. This time Deborah Weithers, associate dean for Student Life, presented on Title IX, a federal mandate that requires all colleges and universities to treat all students equally regardless of gender.

“Though Title IX began with concerns about sports,” explained Andreasen, “it has become more about sexual violence on university campuses, and comes to the forefront whenever there is an issue of sexual misconduct at a school.” Provost Andrea Luxton is the Title IX Coordinator for Andrews University. The deputy coordinator for student complaints regarding students is Deborah Weithers and the deputy coordinator for student reports regarding faculty and staff is Dennis Waite, assistant professor of counselor education and counseling psychology.

Andreasen then shared important numbers from the Finance and Operations Committee.

“Fall semester saw us nearly a million dollars behind budget,” he said. “That is mostly due to a drop in enrollment and therefore shortfalls of tuition income. At this point in spring semester we are behind budget by around $500,000—making an estimate of about $2.5 million behind budget at the end of the school year.”
Despite this challenging report, Andrews had budgeted for a deficit of $2.8 million, so if the projection holds, said Andreasen, there will be a small gain.

The board adjusted the percentage of this year’s income on which next year’s budget is based. Typically at 98 percent, the budget for fiscal year 2016 will instead be based on 95 percent of undergraduate enrollment income.

It was also voted to increase the amount scheduled for refinancing on the current loan for Buller and Damazo Halls. This will be used to repair the aging electrical infrastructure that caused a campus blackout last fall.
An additional proposal was to begin adding the standard processing fee for individuals using credit cards to pay for tuition fees. This will add approximately $350,000 of income.

Andreasen also shared that Good News TV, a low-power television station owned by a local individual who recently died, was left to the University. The television and broadcast equipment will be utilized by the Department of Communication.

The Advancement report included two things of particular note, Andreasen said.

“First, total endowments for student scholarships and professorships are calculated to stand at $75 million,” he reported. “Secondly, the funding currently dedicated for the Health & Wellness Center initiative is now at $15.5 million. This is not quite enough for us to break ground yet, but we are assured by our University Advancement team that there are several ‘asks’ on the table to pull together the final dollars to start this important initiative.”

The Governance Committee presented that the next constituency meeting, which takes place every five years during board meeting, will be in March 2016. Board positions based on GC office held, including that of chair, could change in July 2015 during the General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, and additional changes could occur due to the constituency meeting in March 2016.

The committee also reported that three new members had been appointed to the Governance Committee—Dana Wales, Clifford Jones and Sandra Johnson—to replace members rotating out.

At this time, Andreasen proposed to the Governance Committee that, in memory of the University’s late board member Dolores Slikkers, who served nearly 30 years, her husband Leon Slikkers be invited to complete her term.

“We put a bouquet of flowers on her desk where her nameplate was, said a few words about Dolores and voted to extend the invitation to Leon,” says Andreasen. “He was very happy to do it, and will be present at our next board meeting.”

Finally, the executive session of the board meeting discussed ways to better understand and adjust financially to the shift in enrollment. Though the freshman population has continued to shrink, continuing students are holding steady. Graduate students have shown a slight decline in number and the School of Distance Education is still growing.

“We know that now and for the next few years the number of high school and academy graduates is going down until about 2020,” said Andreasen. “Then it should start increasing again—not terribly high, but it will go up again. So we’re in a tough market right now, and the executive committee is concerned about coping with this fact financially. It’s an institution-wide issue that we ought to deal with together, and we will.”

Gymnics at Pacers Game & Gymnics Home Show

Andrews University’s Gymnics presented the halftime show for the Indianapolis Pacers basketball game on Thursday, March 12. The Gymnics is a traveling noncompetitive acrosport gymnastics team that uses tumbling, handstands and flying to share God's good news.

The Gymnics have performed all around the nation and the world over the last 50 years. Recent trips have taken them as far as Canada and California as well as numerous trips around the Midwest states. In the past the team has traveled as far as Europe and Russia.

The group has performed NBA and NCAA halftime shows, the most recent being this Indianapolis Pacers game. The Gymnics also provide anti-drug and wellness rallies at middle schools and high schools, vespers and church services at academies and clinics for aspiring gymnasts. One of their more recent school presentations was here in Berrien Springs at the Berrien RESA Center.

The Gymnics operate under the motto that is proudly displayed on their jackets: “Pray, Practice, Perform,” under the leadership of their coach, Eric Paddock.

All are welcome to attend the team’s year-end home show on Saturday, April 11, at 9 p.m. or Sunday, April 12, at 3 p.m., both in Johnson Gym on the campus of Andrews University. This event takes place during the weekend celebrating their 50th anniversary as a team. Tickets available at the door.

Host an International Exchange Student

The AFS Intercultural Program is looking for a volunteer Adventist family who would like to host an Adventist international student from Brazil for the upcoming school year 2015-2016.  

AFS students (as well as other exchange organizations) are hosted on a J-1 visa.  That means that Host Families are Volunteers.  They cannot be paid or compensated in any way for hosting a student (Federal law).  They do get a $50 a month deduction on their income tax form.  They also get support in the form of a Liaison, who meets with the family on a monthly basis and will help them through the exchange process.

If you are interested in hosting this student or would like to receive more information, please contact:

Francesca Lippi

One World Area Team-Sending Coordinator



Friday, March 13, 2015

Journey to G.C. Session

Journey Ministries has been accepted to sing twice at Genereral Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas:  

We will be singing on Friday, July 10 at 12pm and on Sabbath July 11 at 6:30pm.

We really need your help to cover our expenses so that we can minister at this event at other venues in City, especially because we are a volunteer self-supporting group that relies on gifts from people like you. Please support us in this ministry opporunity at: Share this link with as many people as you can. Help us get the word out there.  Thank you so much!

Help Journey Raise Funds:


Day for the Pi

Pi lovers at Andrews University celebrated National Pi Day on Thursday by eating pie. And lots of it.
Karen Johnson-McWilliams of the university's math department said the school provided 25 pies and 64 cheesecake squares, which quickly disappeared.

She said she cut the 8-inch pies into eight pieces and the bigger pies into 16 pieces, which gave her 320 pieces when you add in the 64 cheesecake pieces.

So, how many eight-inch pies did she have?

You do the math.

For most of America, Pi Day is Saturday, when the calendar and clock will combine for two moments to read: 3-14-15, 9:26:53 - or pi to its 10th digit. Andrews celebrated Thursday before classes ended for spring break.

<<< Read the full story in the Herald-Palladium >>>

Israeli Doctors Share What They've Learned Treating Their Enemies

This month marks the fourth anniversary of the start of the Syrian Civil War. In an effort to shed light on the conflict, Andrews University in Berrien Springs invited two people with first-hand experience with the war to talk about their experiences. Two doctors, who work to save the lives of people considered their enemy.

"Whether they're enemies or not....they're people," Ohad Ronen, Senior Surgeon, at Galilee Medical Center, said.

Watch Fox affiliate WSJV in South Bend, Indiana, report on the presentation.

Israeli Doctors Treating Syrians Present at Andrews

Two Israeli doctors spoke at Andrews University Thursday about their experience treating hundreds of wounded Syrians in a war zone hospital.

Watch the report from NBC affiliate WNDU in South Bend, Indiana, here.

Adventist Forum presents: "When Loughborough Got It Wrong,"

Adventist Forum presents:
"When Loughborough Got It Wrong," by Brian E. Strayer, PhD, Professor of History, Andrews University, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Chan Shun Hall on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI.

Dr. Strayer is professor of history at Andrews University where he has taught since 1983. He earned degrees in history from Southern Adventist University, Andrews University, and the University of Iowa. He specializes in European history and Adventist history.  His most recent book is the first scholarly biography of J.N.Loughborough, titled "J. N. Loughborough: The Last of the Adventist Pioneers."

About J. N. Loughborough:
Beginning his ministry in 1849, John N. Loughborough was one of the first to be ordained by the budding denomination that became the Seventh-day Adventists. Nonetheless, he outlived all the other early leaders, dying in 1924 at the age of 92. In addition to his pastoral, missionary, and administrative activities,  he published two book-length apologetic histories of Seventh-day Adventism, along with extensive historical sketches published in various periodicals. Accordingly he is sometimes considered ³the first Adventist historian.²  This presentation will examine his historical writings and interpretations in the light of modern scholarship.  How do the facts he omitted and the interpretations he made affect the historical understandings his readers would take away from his accounts?

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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lamson Health Club Spring Break Hours

Lamson Health Club will be open the following hours during Spring Break (March 13-22):


Friday, March 13:  6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Mon-Fri, March 16-20:  6:00 AM - 11:00 AM (M-F)

                                      5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (M-Thurs.)

Sundays, March 15 & 22:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM




Dining Services Spring Break

Spring Break Hours are as follows -



March 13          CLOSED
March 14          12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
March 15 - 20  CLOSED
March 21          12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
March 22          11:30 am - 1:30 pm,  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm



March 13           9:00 am - 7:00 pm
March 14           6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
March 15           9:00 am - 8:00 pm
March 16 - 19   9:00 am - 8:00 pm
March 20           9:00 am - 7:00 pm
March 21           6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
March 22          11:00 am - 9:00 pm



March 14          10:00 am - 12:00 pm
March 16 - 20  CLOSED

For assistance please contact Dining Services at 269-471-6352 or


Have a great + restful break!

Open House for Van's Medical Equipment of Lakeland

Community members are invited to an open house on Tuesday, March 31, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Van’s Health & Appearance Center, located within the Marie Yeager Cancer Center 3900 Hollywood Road, St. Joseph.
Part of Van’s Medical Equipment of Lakeland, the Van’s Health & Appearance Center is dedicated exclusively to products and services for cancer patients and survivors, including postsurgical bra and prosthetic breast form fittings. Open house attendees will get the first look at the latest in bras, breast forms, and swimwear. Colleen Ruby, Anita Care Education Manager and Care Consultant, will be on hand to share her expertise, answer questions, and review products with customers.
Van’s customer service representatives will help answer any questions about insurance coverage of products. Refreshments and door prizes will be available.

About Van’s Medical Equipment of Lakeland
Van’s Medical Equipment of Lakeland is a third-generation home medical equipment company that has served southwest Michigan for 100 years. The company merged with Lakeland Health in 2008. Van’s offers a broad line of products, including include oxygen and sleep therapy equipment, electric hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, braces and supports, and bathroom safety equipment. Van’s operates four retail stores throughout southwest Michigan: a main office and store on Glenlord Road in St. Joseph, a store in the Welcome Center at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, a health and appearance center at the Marie Yeager Cancer Center in St. Joseph, and at the Lakeland Medical Suites in Niles. For more information, visit or call (269) 927-8635 or at (800) 780-0499.

Say Happy Birthday to Benton Harbor!

Say Happy Birthday to Benton Harbor. On March 14, 2015 Benton Harbor celebrates 150 years.

You can send your greeting to us in any of the three ways:

1. Upload your greeting to the Benton Harbor Celebrates Facebook page


2. Email it to


3. Mail it using the attached form to PO Box 465, Benton Harbor, MI 49023

Birthday greetings received by March 15 may be published in the March 19 edition of Benton Spirit News.  

Please see the attachments for more information.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Empty Bowls 20th Anniversary Soup Supper


For questions about the Empty Bowls project
and its 20th Anniversary, please contact:
Marie Remington at 269-683-2794
or Karla Hurlbutt at Buchanan Middle School 269-695-8406


The 20th Buchanan Empty Bowls Soup Supper will be hosted at Buchanan High School on Friday, April 17, 4:30 - 7 pm.  The community is invited to attend and purchase hand-made ceramic bowls along with a simple soup supper and help end hunger. All potters, students, teachers, administrators, parents, donors and other volunteers who have worked over the years to make Empty Bowls so successful in Buchanan are invited to join in the celebration. There will be a memorabilia table and an open potter’s wheel for past potters to "throw" one for old time’s sake.  All profits from the supper and presales will be donated to Redbud Area Ministries (RAM) food pantry in Buchanan.

This philanthropic project is made possible by a partnership of Buchanan Art Center, Buchanan Community Schools, Redbud Area Ministries, and local potters, as well as the continuing generosity of local merchants, area foundations, and our caring community. Adult potters' bowls may be pre-purchased at the BAC February 25 through April 11. There will also be a commemorative t-shirt available for pre-order at the BAC in March; further information will be sent out by the schools and on BAC's website and Facebook.

The Buchanan Art Center is located at 117 West Front Street in Buchanan, Michigan. The Center features three galleries with rotating exhibits of regional artists’ works, a program of educational art classes for all ages, and a gift shop offering works of local artists. Current hours are Monday – Thursday 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am–5:00 pm, and Saturday 10:00 am–4:00 pm. Closed Sundays. More information, including a schedule of classes, can be obtained at the Center by calling 269-697-4005, or by visiting their website at:

Michigan Maritime Museum March lecture

Please find attached the press release for the Michigan Maritime Museum’s March lecture.

Second Installment of 2015 Winter-Spring Student Seminar Presentations

All are encouraged to attend and hear Satoshi Thiele, SungJun Kim, Irene Hwang and Tokin Kim present their topics on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 4:30pm in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Their topics are:
Illicit Drugs: A Look at Phencyclidine (Satoshi Thiele)

Ultra High-Molecular Weight Polyethylene (Irene Hwang and Tokin Kim)

Microbial Metabolism of Phosphatidylcholine & Cardiovascular Risk (SungJun Kim)

This is the second installment of our 2015 Winter-Spring Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry StudentSeminar Series. See the attached flyers for more speaker information.

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

There are directions given to Andrews at:

To get to the A-107 Halenz Hall:
Turn in at the J. N. Andrews Blvd. entrance.  Go pass the Security Gate House.  Make  right turn at the first intersection on to E Campus Circle Drive.   Then make a left turn at the next intersection (E Campus Circle Drive).  Make another left onto Administration Drive.  The Science Complex is the bldg on your left.  The Chemistry Dept. is on the side of the Science Complex (4270 Administration Drive) opposite the Bookstore parking lot.  You can park in the bookstore parking lot or the one straight ahead.  My Office # is A-323 Halenz Hall .... on the third floor of the Science Complex.

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

Bookstore Hiring Temp Workers

The Andrews University Bookstore will be hiring temporray workers for finals week from April 27 to May 1. All applicants must apply online at

2015 Basic Sail Training Program

Lakeland Offering Two Free Programs

Lakeland Offers Class on Nutrition in Cancer Treatment

(ST. JOSEPH) –  Lakeland Health will offer a free nutrition class to cancer patients undergoing treatment and their families. “Nutrition Matters in Cancer Treatment” will be held on Wednesday, March 25, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Houseworth Conference Room at the Marie Yeager Cancer Center, 3900 Hollywood Road, St. Joseph.
Led by a Lakeland Health registered dietitian, the class will include information about healthy eating habits, ways to enhance overall well-being and quality of life during and after cancer treatment, and managing side effects while maintaining adequate nutrition.
                For more information or to register, call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544. A complimentary bag lunch will be provided to all participants.
Visit or find Lakeland Health on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.

Free Program on Heart-Healthy Foods at Lakeland

(ST. JOSEPH) –  Lakeland Health will present “Eating Right for a Healthy Heart” on Thursday, March 26, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in Community Room at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph, 1234 Napier Avenue.
At this free program, a registered dietitian will discuss how better food habits can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, and give participants tips on following the American Heart Association’s eating plan.
A 24-hour advance registration for this class is requested. For more information or to register, call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544. Visit or find Lakeland Health on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Q&A About Student Fundraising Request

The below statement was sent to Andrews faculty, staff and students on March 10, 2015 from President Andreasen.

Dear Friends,

In the last 48 hours, there has been a significant amount of social media commentary and coverage regarding a decision by Andrews University to deny a fundraising request by an unofficial student club to raise funds for a Chicago agency that is focused on aiding homeless LGBT youth.

That reporting has included some information that is not correct.

As a result, I want to share, as best I can, some questions and answers that will seek to provide you with some accurate information and context.

I trust it will be helpful as you encounter opinions and reporting on this topic on the web and elsewhere.


Niels-Erik Andreasen, President

Q: Is Andrews University opposed to helping, or fundraising for, LGBT homeless youth?

A: Absolutely not.

It is within the University and Church mission to seek to provide care and compassion wherever and for whoever needs it.

The problem of LGBT homeless youth in particular is a heartbreaking national problem—perhaps as many as 40 percent of the homeless teens on the street at any one time are LGBT. Many of these teens were in Christian families who rejected their child’s orientation and, in the process, their child. A safe place and genuine care must be provided for these homeless LGBT youth.

Q: Did Andrews University offer approval for AULL4One, an unofficial campus club, to raise funds for this purpose and then later retract it?

A: No.

When campus administrators were approached with the idea of having a fundraiser to benefit LGBT homeless youth, those administrators expressed openness to the idea and encouraged the students to explore options, emphasizing to the students that any official fundraising effort would have to be aligned with the University’s mission. So, originally, the University neither “approved” nor “rejected” the proposal. The University merely said: Let’s explore the options. Subsequent to that, a number of conversations happened between students, Campus Ministries and Student Life.

At question in those conversations was not the cause itself, but the perceived mission and advocacy of a proposed agency that was to receive funds from the fundraising activities. In particular, the Church’s religious and moral views do not allow for the pursuit of intimate LGBT relationships, including marriage, and as a result Andrews University’s policies do not permit the raising of funds to support the work of agencies that advocate behaviors contrary to Adventist beliefs. This is true even though many unapproved agencies do valuable and important work that is within the University’s mission.

As the University was saying “no” to the specific, proposed agency, an administrator suggested an alternative support agency in Chicago that also deals with homeless LGBT teens. That suggestion does not appear to have been pursued by the student who instead proposed an additional unacceptable agency. Shortly thereafter, the student stopped his conversations with administrators, asked for a “written” clarification of the decision not to support his recommended agency, and went to the press/social media.

Q: Why would Andrews University say “no” to helping homeless kids? Isn’t that “unchristian”?

A: Again, Andrews University has no objection to helping LGBT homeless youth. As an Adventist university operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Andrews is called and committed to absolute compassion for those with an LGBT orientation.

Andrews University believes that it is possible to both show Christian care and compassion for all people while also pursuing a life that lifts up biblical values. 

As has been true with the national debate on these issues, the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Andrews University believe that there is room for respect of differing viewpoints within this discussion and within society.

Unfortunately, Andrews University does not believe that its sincerely held beliefs have been afforded such respect. To “disagree” with another person’s view is seen as callous, uncaring and unchristian. It does not have to be this way. For example, recent proposed legislation in Utah seems to protect the rights of the LGBT community while also respecting and allowing the Mormon Church to operate and practice within its own religious and moral beliefs as it relates to LGBT relationships.

Q: So, how can Andrews University students officially help homeless LGBT youth or engage in fundraising for other worthy causes?

A: Students should engage in serious-minded dialogue about fundraising options with club sponsors or University administrators. Together, students and faculty/staff should explore whether a particular recipient of funds is largely and primarily aligned in support of the University’s mission and its faith commitment. The University recognizes that every single activity of an agency may not be in “alignment”—to expect perfect alignment might never permit any outside fundraising. But it is reasonable for the University to expect primary alignment between its mission and an agency’s activities.

In reference to the specific matter that brought about this attention, the “problem” as the University sees it is that once a decision was made that a student did not like, he stopped conversation about it and went to the press/social media to portray the University in a light that was neither fair nor accurate. What happened to the specific suggestion of an alternative Chicago-based agency that works with homeless LGBT youth and why was that option not explored more fully? These kinds of misunderstandings can be avoided when students and faculty/staff work together in good faith.

Q: What information or statements have you shared with media about this topic?

A: To date, four different online blogs/newspapers have asked for information on this decision, and the following statement has been shared in return:

Andrews University recognizes the special challenges facing LGBT youth and believes that efforts to help them are worthy.

Providing care to LGBT homeless youth is compatible with our institutional mission to demonstrate God’s love to all people, and reflects our denomination’s specific call to exhibit compassion for LGBT persons.

At the same time, Andrews University has declined a student request to officially endorse a fundraising effort to raise money for an organization that may have a perceived LGBT advocacy role.

This decision was made in the context of our student fundraising policy in the Student Handbook, which states that funds may be raised for non-profit organizations “whose mission and practices do not conflict with those of the University.”

So, our objection was not to the worthy goal of serving LGBT homeless youth and their transitional housing needs but to the perceived advocacy stance of the proposed organization.

As a result, we can and will support LGBT homeless youth through organizations whose mission and purpose clearly align with the religious mission and purpose of our University and its sponsoring church. We invite our student clubs to find the appropriate organizations and opportunities to do just that.

Click on the following links for more information on the Seventh-day Adventist Church's positions on homosexuality and same sex unions.

Beyond this statement, Andrews University will have no additional comment at this time.


Week in Pictures

Steel Band Concert March 22

Andrews University welcomes the Walla Walla University (College Place, Washington) Steel Band to the Howard Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 22, at 7 p.m. The concert will feature guest artist Liam Teague, hailed as the “Paganini of the Steel Pan,” from Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, Illinois).
Musical styles featured in this concert will include Caribbean (Calypso, Soca, 2-3 Son, Reggae), South American (Samba, Bossa Nova), jazz and classical.

WWU’s steel band, under the direction of Brandon Beck, has been in existence since 2002 and has toured the West Coast twice, the East Coast five times and has also toured to the island of Bermuda. They have performed with world-class steel pan artists Victor Provost, Gary Gibson and Tom Miller.

During their 2013 performance in Walla Walla, Washington, guest artist Gibson announced to the audience that he considered that year’s WWU Steel Band “one of the best collegiate steel bands in the nation.”

Guest artist for the March 22 concert at Andrews University, Liam Teague, currently serves as head of steel pan studies and associate professor of music at NIU. He has received many awards in his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago, including the Humming Bird Award (silver) for “loyal and devoted service.” He has also won a number of notable competitions such as the Trinidad and Tobago National Steelband Festival Solo Championship and the Saint Louis Symphony Volunteers Association Young Artist Competition.

“We are excited to perform with astounding steel pan performer Liam Teague,” says Beck. “He will not only perform solos at the concert, but he does us the honor of playing with us on several pieces. We look forward to this event very much.”

His commitment to demonstrating the great musical possibilities of the steel pan has taken Teague to Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Teague has collaborated with prominent musicians such as Paquito D’Rivera, Dave Samuels, Zakir Hussain and Evelyn Glennie. In addition to commissioning a number of significant composers to write for the instrument, Teague has had many of his own compositions published, and has produced eight solo albums.

He has also served as musical arranger of the TCL Group Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra and Starlift Steel Orchestra for Panorama, the most prestigious steel band competition in the world.

General admission is $9; students (with ID) and seniors are $5. Tickets for this concert can be purchased at, or by calling the Howard Center box office at 888-467-6442.

Prepare Enrich Training Seminar

PREPARE-ENRICH TRAINING SEMINAR:  Learn how to administer, interpret and counsel with the most widely-used and researched premarital and marital inventories. Excellent resource for social workers, counselors, pastors and others who work in the field of human services.

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 9:00 am -4:30 pm,  AU Seminary, room S120. 

Pre-registration is necessary by Monday April 6.  Registration forms available by contacting Sue Murray, Life Innovations Seminar Director,  at 470-6877 or, 

Cost: Professionals $195, Fulltime enrolled AU graduate students $145, Attending spouses $35 (with arrangements). Fee payable by check, money order or cash by April 6.  Late registrations accepted with additional $10 fee for mailing materials.

Niles-Westside Church Service for March 14

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI

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

March 14: Alex Prouty, Speaker

There will be a Fellowship Lunch following second service.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Faculty & Staff Awards Celebration 2015

The theme for the 2014 Andrews University Faculty and Staff Awards celebration was “An Evening of Fun and Recognition.” On Sunday, March 1, hundreds of faculty and staff gathered in the Howard Performing Arts Center for this annual event recognizing their coworkers and colleagues.

The evening’s entertainment was a mockup of the popular TV game show “Family Feud” called “Family Fusion,” featuring seven teams of four individuals from the honored years-of-service groups plus a team of retirees called “Once Upon a Time.” Participants were required to guess the top three answers from a survey of 16 questions that was sent to all faculty and staff three weeks in advance. David Nowack, professor of biochemistry, did a masterful job as host for the evening.

A surprise tribute was given to Niels-Erik Andreasen, celebrating 20 years as president of Andrews University, and Demetra, who has served graciously at his side.

Just after accepting the presidency of Andrews in 1994, Andreasen was quoted in a FOCUS editorial. “The whole nation talks about failing public education and the risks that presents to our future. We must not allow Christian education to fail. That cannot be. With God’s help, it must succeed, and if it is to remain Christian education it must be good education. A bad Christian education is a contradiction in terms. If we dare call it Christian it must be good in every respect. To seek this goal in every plan and decision made in Andrews University is the chief assignment of the university president and everyone who works here.”

The Andreasens were thanked for setting Andrews on a true-north direction and leading the way together.

“Dr. and Mrs. Andreasen, we’re so glad you said yes to Andrews 20 years ago,” stated Stephen Payne, vice president for Integrated Marketing & Communication, who presented the award. “We believe the future of Adventist education and Andrews University is stronger because of your God-honoring leadership.”

Additionally, recognition from the Faculty Senate was given to Teresa Reeves, associate professor of New Testament contexts and associate dean, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary and Marcella Myers, associate professor of physical science and chair, Department of History & Political Science. Both of these women were instrumental in reshaping the structure and role of the current Faculty Senate.

Each year at this event faculty and staff are given recognition through the Years of Service Awards, Excellence in Service Awards, Faith Development Leadership Award, Daniel A. Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Awards, and Siegfried H. Horn Excellence in Research & Creative Scholarship Awards.

Click on each name to hear an audio recording of the tributes given to that recipient at the event.

Siegfried H. Horn Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award
This award was established in 2011 to honor Siegfried Horn’s legacy of scholarship and contribution to the field of biblical archaeology at Andrews University, and his impact upon the world church and the wider community of scholars. It recognizes the lifetime scholarship achievement of Andrews University faculty members in four separate categories. Award recipients, who must be associate or full professors and full-time employees for a minimum of five years, are selected by the membership of the Scholarly Research Council.

This year’s recipients are:
Arts, Humanities and Education: Carla Trynchuk, professor of music and string area coordinator, Department of Music, College of Arts & Sciences
Professional Programs: Andrew von Maur, professor of architecture, School of Architecture, Art & Design
Pure & Applied Sciences: James Hayward, research professor of biology, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
Religion & Theology: Wagner Kuhn, professor of world mission, Department of World Mission, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary

Staff Excellence in Service Award
The recipients of this award are hourly or salaried full- or part-time staff who have served for at least three consecutive years, and have not previously received the award. The award is given in recognition of outstanding service to the University, the church and the community, and for demonstrating, by precept and example, a Christ-centered life.

This year’s recipients are Beverly Peck, administrative assistant, Department of Behavioral Sciences; Fares Magesa, financial advisor and Veterans Affairs student advisor, Office of Student Financial Services; and Erno Gyresi (posthumously), associate director, Andrews University Press

Daniel A. Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Award
This award recognizes faculty whose teaching reflects the high standards of excellence modeled by Daniel A. Augsburger in his 60 years of teaching at Andrews University. Augsburger’s leadership, academic rigor, breadth of knowledge, teacher-scholar role, along with care and concern for students, exemplify the best of faculty endeavors. Faculty from each school nominates and chooses their individual candidates.

This year’s recipients are:
Harvey Burnett, assistant professor of psychology, Department of Behavioral Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences
Henrietta Hanna, assistant professor of nursing, Department of Nursing, School of Health Professions
Ryan Hayes, associate professor of chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Arts & Sciences
Douglas Jones, professor of English, Department of English, College of Arts & Sciences
Paul Kim, associate professor of documentary film, Department of Visual Art & Design, School of Architecture, Art & Design
Janet Ledesma, associate professor of leadership, Department of Leadership, School of Education
Stanley Patterson, professor and chair, Department of Christian Ministry, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary

Faith Development Leadership Award
This honor is awarded to any employee who has made a significant contribution to the spiritual life of campus.

This year’s honoree is David Iwasa, director/dean, University Towers

40 Years of Service Awards
Bonnie Beres, administrative assistant, Department of Christian Ministry, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
Ronald Neumann, operations manager, Office of Telecommunications, Information Technology Services

35 Years of Service Awards
Richard Davidson, J.N. Andrews professor of Old Testament interpretation, Department of Old Testament, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
Norma Greenidge, assistant professor of library science, head of bibliographic services, James White Library
Margarita Mattingly, professor and chair, Department of Physics, College of Arts & Sciences
Donald May, assistant provost and associate dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Rebecca May, community relations and events, Integrated Marketing & Communication
Dianne Wilson, assistant to general manager for finance and resource management, Office of Dining Services (Bon Appétit)

30 Years of Service Awards
Lorena Bidwell, chief information officer, Information Technology Services
Jacques Doukhan, professor of Hebrew and Old Testament exegesis and director of the Institute of Jewish-Christian Studies, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
Lois Grimm, administrative assistant, Office of Transportation
James Massena, director of institutional research, Information Technology Services
Keith Mattingly, professor of Old Testament, dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Rhonda Root, professor of art and architectural history, School of Architecture, Art & Design
Peter Swanson, associate professor of pastoral care, Department of Christian Ministry, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
Janice Wrenn, professor of social work, Department of Social Work, College of Arts & Sciences

25 Years of Service Awards
Lori Colwell, dispatcher, Office of Campus Safety
Mickey Kutzner, research professor of physics, Department of Physics, College of Arts & Sciences
Arlen Springer, power plant operator, Office of Plant Services
Curtis VanderWaal, research professor of social work and chair, Department of Social Work, College of Arts & Sciences
William Wolfer, assistant professor of computer science, Department of Engineering & Computer Science, College of Arts & Sciences

Additionally, the evening recognized employees with 20, 15, 10, and 5 years of service to Andrews University.

Music Professor Performs Wagner in Hong Kong

by Jenna Neil

Charles Reid, associate professor of voice and voice area coordinator at Andrews University, spent a week in January performing one of the four operas from Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” with the Hong Kong Philharmonic in China. 

The Hong Kong Philharmonic has committed to performing and recording Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” over the next four years. This collection of four operas written by the German composer Richard Wagner is compromised of, in sequence, Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. The opera in which Reid participated was Das Rheingold and he performed the role of Froh. 

“Jobs come for various reasons,” he said. “I have two agents, one in Vienna and one in New York. As we establish our singing careers, we build reputations and many jobs develop because of ‘word of mouth’ references.”

The Ring Cycle is written in German and it was also performed in German.

“Second to English, German is the language I know best, thanks to living and working in Germany for approximately ten years,” says Reid. “In addition to training our voices, musicianship and acting abilities, opera singers must become proficient at singing in multiple languages.”

Reid regularly performs in French, English, German, Italian and Latin and has also performed several times in Czech and Russian.

One of the titles that Reid holds at Andrews is artist-in-residence, meaning he takes part in some singing events at Andrews.  Because of this title, he is also expected to continue pursuing a professional singing career along with his teaching career.

“I believe the singing career makes me a much better voice teacher,” he says.  “This concert and recording project was one of several performance events I have planned for this year.”

To see additional photos of Reid's experience in Hong Kong, click here.

51st International Food Fair

by Jenna Neil

The annual International Food Fair will take place on Sunday, March 29, from 12–7 p.m. in Johnson Gym on the campus of Andrews University. The 2015 Food Fair will represent 82 countries and 18 ethnic clubs. Participating clubs include the Korean Club, Peruvian Club, Brazilian Club, Indian Club and Haitian Club, among many others. 

The cost to try the food is minimal. Participants can purchase tickets in blocks of $5 to be used to obtain food at each booth. Cash transactions won’t be accepted at the booths and ticket sales will go to the respective clubs; some of the clubs use their earnings for scholarship funds to assist students and others use the funds for mission projects. 

In years past, the event has been very successful with thousands of people in attendance, coming from as far as Chicago and Grand Rapids. It is a great opportunity to showcase the cultural diversity at Andrews University and to experience food and culture from around the world.

“We certainly hope that you can come and experience the variety of international entrees and dishes prepared by about 20 ethnic international student clubs,” says Robert Benjamin, director of International Student Services & Programs. “We are looking forward to seeing you at this event.”

Village Church for March 14

First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship 11:20 am
Speaker - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon - "Family S.O.S.: Polluted Sanctuaries"

Jesus of New York?

During his 43-year tenure, retired Andrews University professor Greg Constantine taught the popular class, "The Life of Christ in Great Art."

Using works by a range of artists, including Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn and Italian master Michelangelo Buonarroti, Constantine showed how art was used to portray various incidents described in the bible about the life of Jesus Christ.

"Many, many, many artists have done something on the life of Christ," Constantine says. "Of course before the Renaissance and even during the Renaissance the church was pretty much the only patron for artists. They thrived on that."

During the more than 20 years he spent teaching the course, Constantine noticed that both he and his students seemed to relate to some of the same works. That's when he noticed the common denominator.

<<< Read the full story in the Herald-Palladium >>>

Eau Clair Church Service for March 14

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

Sabbath Speaker: Max Gordiienko
Sermon Title:  Saviors are coming!

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

AU News 3.6.15

AU NEWS 3.6.15

Here's the link for the latest AU News.

Anchors – Kryzia Abacan and Johanna Cho
~ Meet the new AUSA President and Vice President
~ You tell us what issues they should tackle next school year
~ Pioneer Memorial Church gets smart
~ An art professor goes from North Korean refugee to award-winning painter
~ Plus, This Week in Andrews’ history
~ And, a season recap of the Lady Cardinals basketball season

Sunday, March 8, 2015



Journey Concert



Join Journey Ministries in worship in fellowship at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:00pm. Explore the idea of a Divine Being (God) being involved in every aspect of our lives and being THERE. ALWAYS. especially in the bad times. 

Invite a friend or a stranger and interact with people you might not normally see in your own community. Step outside of your comfort zone to meet someone else's need in friendship and fellowship. 

See you Then!

CrossRoads - March 14

Come enjoy a great youth and young adult program where we deal with topics and issues relevant to all of us. Every second Saturday of each month we come together with hopes of making a decision for Christ in every aspect of our lives. Enjoy music, arts, discussion, and a challenge to live with power, love, and a sound mind!

Join us this Sabbath, March 14th...6:00pm...Niles Philadelphia SDA Church. All are welcome!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Professor & Curator to Speak at Southern

Southern Adventist University will host Constance E. C. Gane, archaeology professor and museum curator at Andrews University, on Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in Lynn Wood Hall Chapel. Gane’s presentation, “Nineveh’s Halzi Gate and the Fall of an Empire,” focuses on of the 5 archaeologist-explored gates of Nineveh, the legendary city in the biblical story of Jonah. The event is free and open to the public.

<<< Read the fulll story in the Chattanoogan >>>


Adventist Conference on Family Research & Practice

Building Family Memories: Leaving a Spiritual Legacy
JULY16-18, 2015 - Andrews University

Scott Stanley, PhD - Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver
Pr. Roger & Kathy Hernandez - Southern Union Conference of SDA

For more information contact us at: 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Message from the President

by Niels-Erik Andreasen, president 

You’ve perhaps read, or heard about, an opinion piece about Black History Month celebrations that was printed in last week’s issue of our student newspaper, The Student Movement.

It has led to significant discussion on our campus and in social media, a discussion that has reflected dismay and, at times, outrage, about the views expressed by the student in the article. In turn, these discussions have raised questions about whether the views expressed in that opinion piece reflected a larger attitude about race and diversity on the part of the University and its administration.

The student newspaper is and should be a place where honest conversation about ideas can take place—including differing opinions about subjects that matter to us. However, some of the conclusions reached in this opinion piece were clearly at odds with the values of our University community on this subject. Our Student Movement editor has recognized this and has published an apology in the March 4th edition of the student newspaper.

Once again, while this opinion piece may reflect the attitudes of some on this campus and in our country, in the end it ultimately does not reflect the values and attitudes of our entire campus, nor does it ultimately represent the ideals we seek to achieve as a diverse community.

In turn, the fact that Andrews University is still seeking to achieve these ideals, and that some may question our commitment to do so, is a reminder that discussions about race and equality are not fully resolved in our country and, in turn, are not fully resolved on our campus.

At Andrews University, this yet to be fulfilled ideal of true cultural and racial understanding is a specific and assigned task for our Diversity Council, who must study, struggle with and help our University community define a path that helps us move forward. We as individuals, and as a community, still have significant goals to achieve and an important road to travel in this regard.

As we continue on this journey, I want to let you know that we remain fully committed to understanding and best fulfilling God’s plans and purposes to serve as a globally and culturally diverse university community that’s dedicated to changing the world for Him—and to seek to first fulfill that task on our very own campus.

Waldensian class

Take a Religion Class and Travel to the ancient home of the Waldenses in the Piedmonts of Northern Italy June 3-11, 2015.  All costs for the trip are covered by registration for this summer course RELG 360-04 (the cost is the same as a 3 credit class on AU campus, plus a $250.00 tour fee).

Persons who wish to take this 3 credit class will need to contact Professor Kathleen Demsky, Director Architecture Resource Center (ph. 269-471- 2418/ email - 

Students will meet with Professor Demsky for 7 class periods * during spring semester in order to study the history and have a background on this ancient people of faith. This is a summer class and registration takes place at the end of the spring semester.
(*These times will be determined according to student preference/schedules.)

In June we will journey to the sacred sites in the Piedmont Alps of Northern Italy - The purpose for the study of this topic is to bring to the student not only the historical and spiritual perspective, but also a personal experience of faith. 

For Persons who want to travel with us on this faith journey and are not taking it as a class the cost is $3,584.

Please contact Professor Demsky by phone or email for the resources (books/DVDs) that will be needed prior to taking the tour, to gain knowledge beforehand, of the amazing historical sights of these ancient people of faith, which we will discover on this faith journey. 

Town Hall Meetings

Attention University employees,

Please plan to join us for a town hall meeting on one of the dates outlined below. Important information regarding your 2015/2016 benefits, benefit enrollment and the health management program will be discussed.

Where: Howard Performing Arts Center

When: The meetings will be held on each date listed below. The same information will be shared at each session.

Monday, March 9       10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 12   10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 17     12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

If you have any questions about these meetings, please email

March 10 AICER Symposium POSTPONED



The March 10, 2015 AICER Symposium is being postponed to a later date.  However, the March 24 symposium by Dr. Jay Brand will be held as scheduled:  Cognition of Creativity  & Innovation.

AICER Presents Dr. Jay Brand

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) invites students, faculty and interested participants to attend a research symposium on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Jay Brand, Professor of Leadership and Higher Education, School of Education, Andrews University

Cognition of Creativity & Innovation

Are you creative? Have you ever wondered what people are actually doing when being creative? Would you like to be more creative? Does your job actually inhibit your creativity? Does your organization or institution encourage or unwittingly discourage creativity and innovation? What sort of environment(s) actually foster/nurture creativity & innovation? Come hear answers to these questions and more in this exciting seminar!

Venue for face-to-face Participants :  Bell Hall Room 013, 

Whether or not you are a registered Andrews’ students you can join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:

Or join by phone:

    +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
    Meeting ID: 986 519 485
    International numbers available:

Or join from a H.323/SIP room system:

    Dial: (US West) or (US East)
    Meeting ID: 986 519 485


PMC Family Vespers

Saturday March 7th
At 6 PM
PMC Youth Chapel

For Vespers!

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Don Tynes, M.D
Topic: Poor blood circulation
in the lower limbs and
alternatives to amputations.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Doctoral Defense: Zechariah Hoyt

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Monday, March 16, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Zechariah Hoyt will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Zechariah Hoyt’s dissertation title is, “The Induction Process of Newly Hired Teachers Into the Existing School Culture of Niles Community Schools.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

Doctoral Defense: Elizabeth Armstrong

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Elizabeth Armstrong will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Elizabeth Armstrong’s dissertation title is, “Using Fantasy Themed Analysis to Describe Creative Problem Solving Group Communication in University Level Destination Imagination Teams.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

CYB Group Training

Are you ready to get fitter, stronger, and healthier? CHANGE YOUR BODY! Anna Piskozub’s effective group personal training starts a new session on Sunday, March 15, at 9am, at Lamson Health Club. Individualized program will help you slim down, create stronger core, boost agility, increase flexibility and balance while you tone and shape your entire body. Class times are Sunday at 9am, Tuesday at 6pm and Thursday 6pm. Note: AU employees will be reimbursed up to 50% for the cost of the program. If you are interest in joining, please call the Lamson Health Club at 471-3449 or e-mail Anna at

Pauline Maxwell Birthday Celebration

The Fairplain Seventh-day Adventist Church will be celebrating the 90th birthday of Pauline Maxwell, a long-time Berrien Springs resident and wife of the late Mervyn Maxwell, on Sabbath evening, March 7, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Come join us as we honor her life. A light supper will be served.

The church is located at 140 Seneca in Benton Harbor.

A Forum On State and Regional Conferences

AU Adventist Peace Fellowship, in collaboration with Andrews University Student Association, Black Student Christian Forum, Andrews Ministerial Association, African Student Association, Andrews Filipino International Association (Afia AU), Andrews Indonesian Student Initiative Society, Andrews University Psychology Club, Andrews University Religious Liberty Association, AULL4One, Caribbean Nations Club, J. N. Andrews Honors Program, Korean American Student Association, Phi Alpha Theta, Pre-Law Society, and Saving Oppressed Servants present:

A Forum on State and Regional Conferences.

This forum seeks to educate the Andrews community about a very current issue in our church: the administrative separation of our conferences along racial lines.

In light of the recent national conversations on race and race relations, this aspect of our church organization can seem strange. We want to learn about the current structure, the history behind it, and some of the opinions people have about it.

This Sabbath, Newbold Auditorium, doors open at 4:00 pm. Event begins 4:30. Come to learn. Open minds welcome.

Bookstore Hours During Spring Break

Please note the following hours for the Andrews University Bookstore during spring break:

Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Friday, 10 a.m.–noon

Deans List Fall 2014

Fall 2014 Dean’s List

Andrews University has announced the undergraduate dean’s list for fall semester 2014. The students listed have maintained a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher while having at least 12 credits, no incompletes and no grade below a B. There are 549 students on the list.

Abbadasari, Roshani R
Abbott, Hannah E
Abraham, Kristen J
Abreu, Charles M
Acre, Alastair D
Aguilera, Janelle N
Ahn, John H
Ahn, Joshua K
Alconcel, Hannah A
Alfaro, Geselle S
Allen, Brandon W
Alva, Rayford C
Amaro, Amanda
Anderson, Chelesia J
Anderson, Imani J
Andvik, Erlend
Anobile, Aurianna D
Antonov, Alexandr
Arkusinski, Abigail A
Asgeirsson, Alanna Y
Ashton, Benjamen D
Atkins, Christiana D
Babb, Lane H
Bailey, Kaydra A
Baker, Nolan S
Baldwin, Bryan J
Bange, Amanda J
Bankes, Emily-Jean E
Baptist, Brandon M
Bardan, Christian
Barfi, Gifty B
Barrett, Brendan C
Bastos, Linda
Battle, Alicia L
Bauer, Khelsea V
Bauer, Kylynda C
Baxter, Sarah J
Beisiegel, Amy S
Benavides, Rafael A
Beras, Heidy
Berger, Rocio
Berglund, Nathan D
Bissereth, D’nedgyne
Bitterman, Lauren A
Bjelica, Aiyana C
Blackmer, Alyssa L
Blahovich, Christina L
Bohorquez, Jackeline
Bolkovic, Nathan L
Borabon, Rhonalin Evy R
Bornman, Madeline R
Bosco, Alaryss M
Boucher, Miryam
Bovee, Ryan Y
Bovell, Christina L
Boyko, Matthew S
Bradfield, Lyndon N
Breetzke, Ashley N
Briggs, Heather M
Broner, Nichole D
Brown, Andrew J
Brown, Kenreah L
Brown, Kreshona M
Brown, Subira S
Brummett, Jennifer L
Bryson, John M
Buchholz, Jessica R
Buckins, Jasmine M
Bugbee, Anna L
Burrill, Kristi L
Burt, Celesta S
Burton, Cameron J
Butlin, James G
Byeon, Hye-eun
Byrdak, Melanie G
Calderon, Arleni M
Calhoun, Kaitlyn M
Calhoun, Stephanie L
Callahan, Noelle D
Campbell, Seth T
Carr, Natahlia-Naomi O
Carrington, Lisa J
Castillo, Anamaria
Celestin, Leila A
Chacko, Alexandra E
Chadwick, Marthita N
Chan, Shek Man
Chand, Arnold J
Chang, Alexis J
Chang, Samantha N
Chatman, Austin L
Cheever, Jesica M
Chi, Hannah J
Chirachevin, Warit
Chlevin, Cassandra N
Cho, Eunbyeol
Choi, Benjamin Y
Choi, Hannah J
Choi, Hyeme
Choi, Jisu
Choi, Kenneth D
Choi, Michael
Chong, Aram
Chun, Nicholas H
Chun, Noah Y
Chung, Alyssia K
Church, Bradley J
Clark, Richard A
Cogen, Carlan A
Coleman, Chelcie A
Coleman, Jennifer J
Collatz, Kyle B
Colomb, Ashley M
Comeau, Ryan R
Condon, Jessica N
Cook, Gabrielle E
Cortez, Hadid
Coto, Lyla J
Counsell, Florence N
Covrig, Colette L
Creed, Keila K
Croughan, Brenden C
Cruz, Yanitza
Cuke, Dachele A
Da Silva, Francisco C
Dalgleish, Hannah M
Dass, Saharsh
Davidovas, Steven N
Davis, Donovan J
Davis, Joycelyn M
Davisson, Richard A
De Klerk, Michael E
De la Cruz, Karl Joelson F
Dehm, Kayla J
Delima, Nicole R
DeWind, Katie L
Dieck, Megan E
Dillard, Kiara L
Ditta, Fairlyn A
Diya, Rolane Tweenie T
Dohna, Jacqueline M
Doram, Jonathan E
Drew, Alyson E
Drumi, Charlotte Y
Duah, Martha M
Dunn, Christianna J
Dunn, Christina N
Duvivier, Daphne L
Duvra, Daniela M
Eldridge, Victoria F
Ellis, Whitney N
Elloway, Lindy D
Emmanuel, Keddy D
Ezeribe, Yaddel A
Fatal, Melissa
Filkoski, Jennifer L
Filkoski, Michael L
Fitzgerald, Hannah E
Flores, Josias A
Fogel, Abraham L
Francis, Ludanne G
Frederick, Morgan E
Fuhrman, Gregory J
Fuller, Rebecca A
Garcia, Edith
Garcia, Miguel A
Gaynor, Maurice A
Gehring, Nicholas R
Gensolin, Rachelle J
Gilbert, Christopher R
Gillen, Erica S
Gillespie, Calin C
Gomez, Edy
Gonzalez, Amante J
Gonzalez, John
Grant, Kimi K
Greene, Bonnie L
Greene, Re’Jeanne A
Greenley, Donavan M
Greenley, Natasha K
Grellmann, Jason D
Grellmann, Shelly M
Grinstead, Tiffany K
Gruesbeck, Michael L
Habenicht, April D
Halbritter, Kathryn R
Halbritter, Kristen E
Hales, Cassandra E
Hall, Dakota J
Han, Yeongmin
Han, Yuna
Hardin, Pheonix M
Harmon, Ronald A
Harris, Noel S
Hart, Kelsey T
Harty, Emil M
Harvey, Courtney-Lynn
Haskins, Dwagne J
Henry, Irma M
Hernandez, Michael E
Hess, Michael L
Hilton, Nathon L
Hodges, Alexander W
Hodges, Cooper B
Hoffman, Brittany S
Holzschuher, Jordan A
Hong, Andrew J
Hong, Sung Ho
Hsu, Hsiang
Hunt, Renee A
Hurlow, Darryl G
Hutauruk, Vanessa N
Hwang, Irene S
Hwang, Namhee
Idowu, Temitope A
Igilimbabazi, Valentine L
Im, Justin H
Izumi, Yuri F
Jackson-Ezell, Regina
Jacobson, Ryan
Jaeger, Jonathan B
Jaeger, Justine M
James, Alanna E
Jamieson, Sarah R
Jardine, Philip G
Jencks, Adam S
Jenkins, Christopher M
Jeon, Won Jin
Jeon, Yejin
Jiang, Kun
Joseph, Adelia K
Joseph, Orean A
Ju, Dahyeon
Jung, Nathaniel H
Kairu, Anne W
Kang, Kara H
Kang, Yoona
Kardash, Patricia M
Kardos-Moldovan, Nancy G
Kelchner, Amber M
Kessler, Dominick C
Kessler, Jeanmark D
Khumalo, Sandakahle S
Kim, Alice Y
Kim, Bomi
Kim, Christopher J
Kim, Chu Hyun
Kim, Dong Jin
Kim, Elizabeth J
Kim, Hwakyeong
Kim, Ivan S
Kim, Joshua H
Kim, Kaitlyn S
Kim, Kristen S
Kim, Rachel S
Kim, Seonghyun
Kim, Shanelle E
Kim, Si Hyun
Kim, Victoria S
King, Shelby L
Kingman, John E
Kivumbi, Molly N
Knepp, Tatiana D
Knott, Olivia B
Ko, Su Jung
Korenichenko, Aleksey V
Kosowesky, Elizabeth M
Kotanko, Sara M
Krause, Andrew
Krzywon, Lukasz J
Kuramochi, Mayu I
Kwon, Anna Y
Lam, Jessenia W
LaPointe, Jenna E
LaPointe, Jillian A
Latour, Donn M
Lau, Ka Cheung
LaVanture, John D
Leacock, Julia M
Leavitt, Bethany E
LeBlanc, Jacob C
Lebo, Jon L
Ledesma, Ariana C
Lee, Abraham Y
Lee, Charles J
Lee, Christopher S
Lee, DongGeon
Lee, Hye Lim
Lee, Jeong Bin
Lee, Ji Yeon
Lee, Joanne Jee Yeon
Lee, Melissa
Lee, Seongmin D
Leung, Wan Hay
Lofthouse, Hayley J
Logan, Kari M
Lorenz, Kelly M
Lozano Sanchez, Carlos R
Mackintosh, Tia C
Magbanua, Emma J
Magbanua, James C
Magno, Darley R
Magsipoc, Adrianne R
Maier, Colby F
Makiling, Precious S
Manzano, Katie E
Maravilla, Cynthia M
Marciniak, David C
Markland, Bajel B
Markos, James E
Marsh, Daniel S
Marshall, Karel L
Martin, Danielle A
Martinez, Bernardo I
Martinez-Hernandez, Maria C
Materano, Luz R
Mayor, Joseph L
Mbungu, Hannah M
McAllister, Jevoni W
McAuliffe, Emily M
McCall, Holly E
McDonald, Danielle T
McDonald, Kimberlyn E
McDonald, Shenika K
Mcintosh, Rroya-rae M
Mendonca, Julison D
Meyer, Zachary W
Middaugh, Rachel L
Mikkelson, Erika M
Milam, Dylan B
Milam, Sidney N
Milam, Tyler D
Minnick, Kayla B
Mitra, Ervin
Momohara, Michael M
Moncrieff, Andre E
Mondak, Adam M
Mondak, Jordan D
Monroe, Jannel A
Montalvo, Aaron E
Montalvo, Diana B
Moon, Robert D
Moon, Sunhye
Moore, Amanda M
Moore, Dori B
Moore, Lee-Ann T
Moore, Nicole M
Moronta, Luis G
Morrison, Kyler C
Muller, Christopher T
Mulzac, Karla E
Murphy, Shanell A
Murrillo, Jaunna J
Musgrove, Erin
Musvosvi, Rufaro C
Mwamba, Christine Y
Mwangi, Fonda W
Mwinga, Nhimba M
Myrie, Liam S
Nam, Ansel H
Neighbors, Tyler B
Nelson, Bailey T
Neufville, Candace J
Ng, Kimberlyn C
Ngugi, Joses N
Nommik, Aldar
Nyakundi, Gideon O
Ogego, Hope C
Ogidan, Olabode E
Ogoti, Purity K
Ortiz, Caleb
Ortiz, David E
Ott, Christopher R
Owens, Kristopher L
Owino, Jimmy O
Palmieri, Jaclyn F
Panjaitan, Ezra C
Paquette, Joel J
Paris, Kristina L
Park, Hye Rim
Park, Jinhui
Park, Kimberly H
Pazvakawambwa, Joshua T
Penaredondo, Gian L
Pender, Austin L
Penny, Veronica S
Penrod, Jonathan J
Perez, Daniela A
Perez Barreto, Mara D
Perkins, Emily A
Peterson, Ashley D
Pichot, Rachelle E
Pierre, Naude C
Plantak, Mihael
Polski, Robert M
Pope, Darique P
Powers, Brian S
Quetz, Jazmin
Ramos, David D
Randolph, Zachary A
Ray, Rebekah S
Redondo, Sharon K
Regal, David P
Reichert, Ashley A
Reichert, Zachary M
Rengifo, Brenda L
Resler, Jacob B
Rieger, Cody A
Rikin, Patricia F
Ringer, Mark B
Rios, Luis A
Robertson, John C
Robley-Spencer, Melaine J
Rodriguez, Jatniel A
Rojas Marrugo, Cesar E
Romelus, Jade
Rorabeck, Anna C
Roschman, Melodie A
Rose, Rebekah E
Roselio, Dawn C
Ross, Danielle A
Roy, Nolan
Ruhupatty, Melisa A
Rurangirwa, Melody N
Rybicki, Caroline M
Ryoo, Seunghyun
Samlalsingh, Sade S
Sanchez, Randy
Saragih, Daven I
Sarno, Kelcey M
Saucedo, Frank J
Savage, Kristine M
Schell, Elisabeth
Scott, Ciara J
Scott, Daniel A
Scott, Myrtie R
Seats, Celeena M
Seo, Ye Lim
Sharley, Jonathan
Sharpe, Zachary K
Sherman, Emily A
Shim, Sol
Shin, Haneul
Shockey, Brian D
Shockey, Jason R
Shou, Aaron T
Sisodia, JoAnn G
Small, Ashley A
Smith, Athena T
Smith, Connor R
Smith, Kourtney R
Smith, Winter A
Smoot, Haley E
Sokolies, Jacob E
Soler, Madeleine A
Somers, Tanique A
Spieth, Christa A
Spoon, Amber R
St Brice, Shervon R
St Martin, Daniette S
Stacey, Seth S
Stahl, Joshua L
Staniszewski, Tara V
Starkey, Marc N
Starkey, Mary K
Starr, Meredith P
Steinweg, Tiffany D
Stelfox, Jessica A
Stelfox, Sarah M
Stern, Brittany J
Stewart, Andrew R
Stiles, Lauryn M
Suh, Isaac S
Sung, Hyukje
Sung, Kyung je
Sutton, Christopher C
Swann, Dana A
Swerdlow, Zachariah D
Symes, Ashton
Szynkowski, Andrea L
Tagalog, Carlyle F
Takahashi, Kaylie R
Takahashi, Zachary R
Taujale, Susmita
Taylor, John W
Tejeda, Abigail E
Tentea, Daniel P
Theus, Andrew T
Thiele, Satoshi K
Thomas, Britney E
Thomas, Jeremy N
Thompson, Liberty R
Thompson, Sasha Gay P
Thona, Maryand C
Thornhill, Rosanne N
Torres-Colon, Roxanna N
Tremols-Castillo, Meylin Y
Turenne, Sabine L
Turner, Amber P
Turner, Tiffany T
Turon, Marian
Ulangca, Randall S
Ulangca, Richard A
Ursin, Kayla N
Uwimana, Clemence H
Uzuegbu, Krystal C
Vallado, Nina
Vu, Huong T
Vyhmeister, Erik C
Wagner, Samuel L
Walayat, Andrew J
Walker, Joseph H
Wankyo, Gati T
Watson, Way Anne B
Watson, Whitney W
Wedderburn, Chrystal E
Weir, Sumiko K
Wheeler, Danika L
Wheeler, Jonathan M
Whiting, Andrew B
Whitlow, Amanda M
Willard, Jacob M
Willer, Michelle M
Williams, Chantal I
Wineland, Serena B
Winnard, Thomas J
Wong, Ngai
Wong, Wai Shan A
Wood, Holly A
Wynne, Lianne L
Xu, Zihui
Yadata, Abel B
Yang, Da Eun
Yoon, Jessica E
Yoon, Taemin
Yoong, Jessica A
You, Eui Bin
You, Hyelin
Young, Andrew J
Young, Hannah M
Young, Juliette M
Young, Tyler A
Youngberg, Marcus R
Younker, Sarah E
Yu, Yi I
Zdor, Greg W
Zdor, John S
Zehm, Cherri J
Zehm, Elizabeth J
Zhu, Hongqing
Zimmerman, Dillon C
Zimmerman, Trevor R

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hooked on Games

Andrews University has invited Andrew Doan, a neuroscientist, to talk with undergraduate students about the effects of video games on the brain. His main presentation will be at Pioneer Memorial Church on Thursday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. for Thursday Series.

Doan is a recognized expert in technology and video game addiction. With a doctoral degree in neuroscience, his background in molecular neuroscience adds in-depth knowledge of the areas of internet addiction, video game addiction, and technology addiction. He spends 80 percent of his time in medical research as head of addictions & resilience research for the U.S. Navy in the Department of Mental Health. Doan is also the author of "Hooked on Games." 

"Hooked on Games" provides insight into the minds of hardcore gamers, helping us understand how and why gamers are lured to and trapped within the digital world of video games and the Internet. This book outlines methods on how to escape the addiction and to start on the path of recovery.

Doan enjoys talking to kids and their parents about video games and their effects on those who play them. To this end, there will be an open program for parents and the community on Thursday evening, March 5, at 7 p.m., in the Andrews Academy chapel.

Week in Pictures

Medicine for the Cause of Peace

On Thursday, March 12, two Israeli doctors who are treating wounded Syrians in a war zone will present at Andrews University. Arie Eisenman, head of the internal division in the Emergency Medicine Department, and Ohad Ronen, senior physician-surgeon in the Department of Otolaryngology, will present in Newbold Auditorium in Buller Hall at 11:30 a.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Hailing from the Medical Center to the Galilee in Israel, the doctors will share personal experiences treating hundreds of wounded Syrians who are brought to their hospital from the Israel-Syria border for life-saving surgeries. More than 1,500 casualties of the Syrian war have been treated in Israel to date.

Eisenman studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, graduating in 1981, and was trained in emergency medicine at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg and Elim Hospital in South Africa, then specialized in internal medicine at Carmel Medical Center in Haifa and served as senior physician of internal medicine at Rambam Medical Center there.

His research focuses on emergency medicine and resuscitation, and he has participated in writing nearly 30 articles, reviews and descriptions dealing with the promotion of CPR knowledge and emergency medicine. A worldwide presenter, in 2009 Eisenman shared his personal experiences treating victims of the second Lebanon war in Nahariya to four hospitals and EMS teams in New Jersey.

Ronen received his MD in 1995 from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and completed his internship at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. He spent several months doing humanitarian work at a rural hospital in South Africa before completing his residency in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) at Carmel Medical Center. He then moved to Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Springfield) for a two-year fellowship in head and neck cancer surgery.

He is currently a lecturer at Bar Ilan Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, and mentors sixth-year medical students’ MD theses. He is also involved in several areas of research, including human papilloma virus and cancer, micro biome of ENT patients and genetics of hearing loss. He has authored numerous medical journal publications and book chapters.

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Play Celebrates Legendary Filipino's Influence

The role of Philippine national hero and liberator Jose Rizal initially seemed like an intimidating assignment for Kyle Lucrida - who hadn't acted since middle school.

However, once the Andrews University senior dug more deeply into the subject, he gained all the necessary confidence.

"At first, I wasn't sure - I didn't know if I could take on the role," Lucrida said. "Going in, I knew his name, and that was the extent of my knowledge. But as I looked into him, and all that he did for the Philippines, it definitely inspired me to portray it better."

Lucrida, a biological pre-medicine student, performed the lead role in "Our Story: Jose Rizal" - an original play written and directed by Andrews University engineering senior James Magbanua.

<<< Read the full story in the Herald-Palladium >>>

Free Storm-Spotter Training

In cooperation with the National Weather Service, we are pleased to offer Skywarn® Spotter Training for 2015.

"This free training opportunity is an excellent way for citizens to learn about severe weather threats and help prepare them to react to severe weather,” said Capt. Rockey Adams of the Berrien County Emergency Management Office. "Spotters will also learn how to contact the NWS Northern Indiana Office, to give specific information about storm conditions. This information is used to warn others in the community of these threats," Capt. Adams added. (Read More)

Preregistration Required: Click here to register

Call (269) 983-7111 x4915 for help

Date: Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM EDT
Location: Chan Shun Hall

Niles-Westside Church Service for March 7

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI

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

March 7: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Chem/Biochem Student Seminar

All are encouraged to attend and hear Rosanne Thornhill, Seth Campbell, Adrianne Magsipoc and Alanna James present their topics on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 4:30pm in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Their topics are:
Synthesis of Isoxazoline Derivatives as Potentials Anti-Cancer Agents (Thornhill)

Myelination in Jeopardy: Polyethylene Glycol for CNS Repairs (Campbell, Magsipoc, James)

This is the first installment of our 2015 Winter-Spring Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Student Seminar Series. See the attached flyers for more speaker information.

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

There are directions given to Andrews at:

To get to the A-107 Halenz Hall:
Turn in at the J. N. Andrews Blvd. entrance.  Go pass the Security Gate House.  Make  right turn at the first intersection on to E Campus Circle Drive.   Then make a left turn at the next intersection (E Campus Circle Drive).  Make another left onto Administration Drive.  The Science Complex is the bldg on your left.  The Chemistry Dept. is on the side of the Science Complex (4270 Administration Drive) opposite the Bookstore parking lot.  You can park in the bookstore parking lot or the one straight ahead.  My Office # is A-323 Halenz Hall .... on the third floor of the Science Complex.

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

Pathfinder Leadership Training


AY SILVER AWARD - March 22, 9:30-10:00 am, Pioneer Memorial Church, Junior 1. Come learn about this new challenge for older Pathfinders.

AYMT INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION - a new certificate for older TLTs and Pathfinder staff to strengthen their skills in teaching honors and religious classwork within the Pathfinder club. Prerequisites include being at least 16 years old, and having Pathfinder Basic Staff Training. Seminars are free.

Friday, March 27, 2015.  Pioneer Memorial Church, Junior 1 classroom.
        5:45 pm, EDUC230 Teaching AY Honors
        7:15 pm, EDUC21 Practical Application for Teaching IA

Sabbath, March 28
        2:30 pm, EDUC Teaching the Pathfinder AY Curriculum
        4:00 pm, EDUC200 Teaching IA
        5:30 pm, Teaching a Specific Honor

Friday, April 3
        5:45 pm, EDUC003 Understanding Learning styles
        7:15 pm, Teaching a Specific Honor

Saturday, April 4
        2:30 pm,EDUC002 Understanding Teaching styles
        4:00 pm, EDUC004 Understanding Multiple Intelligence

Friday, March 13, 2015 , PMC Junior 1, Seminars are free.
         7:00pm, Teaching Investiture Achievement

Sabbath, March 14
         3:00pm, Introduction to Discipline
         4:30pm, Survey of Camping and Campout Planning

Friday, April 24
         7:00pm, FINA 100 Handling Finances

Sabbath, May 23, 2015
          3:00pm, PYSO 207 Dealing with Parents
          4:30pm, LEAD 001 Introduction to Leadership Skills

CPR CERTIFICATION, Pioneer Memorial Church, Junior 1. Cost: 25 dollars payable to instructor. Please purchase this book prior to the meeting. First Aid CPR AED nv90-1044.  $12.00 or
          March 7, Sabbath evening,  First Aid, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
          March 8, Sunday,CPR,  9 am -  1pm


          PLA Camping, March 13, 4:30 pm, PMC Junior 1
          PLA Current Issues, April 4, 5:30 pm

PIA EXIT REVIEWS - March 22, 10:00am, PMC Junior 1


Monday, March 2, 2015

Honors Scholars & Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium

Madagascar Study Tour

Revive Vespers: Called, Chosen, Faithful

Make sure that you come to Revive Vespers this Friday! Justin Torossian will be presenting his last message in the "Called, Chosen, & Faithful" series called "Overcome."

7:30 pm on Friday, March 6, 2015

Biology Amphitheater/ Price Hall

Co-curricular credit available

Eau Clair Church Service for March 7

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

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  "The Secret of Mentorship Means"

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

Memorial Service for Dr. Thesba N. Johnston

Memorial Service for Dr. Thesba N. Johnston
Date: March 7th, 2015
Location: All Nations SDA Church
Time: 4:30PM

Dr. Johnston was an emeritus Professor at Andrews University and a pioneer of the All Nations SDA Church and we would love to recognize her life of service.

For more information, please email

Rare Exhibit from Jordan at Andrews

Area residents have the opportunity to see artifacts rarely seen outside the nation of Jordan in a new exhibit at the Siegfried H. Horn Archaeological Museum at Andrews University.

“Figurines of Tall Jalul” opened in mid-January and will be at the museum until April 30, Horn Museum curator Constance Gane said. Individuals and school groups interested in viewing the new exhibit can contact the museum to arrange tours. The Horn’s public hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The museum is located next to the Apple Valley Market on Old U.S. 31.

<<< Read the full story in the South Bend Tribune >>>

Biochemistry Grad on Alzheimers Research

A new British study highlighting the fact that memory-destroying Alzheimer's has become the leading cause of death in women in the UK, should ring alarm bells in the US, says a leading brain-health specialist.

...Dr. Daniel Thomas, founder of, said, "There is every reason to believe that what has been seen in the British study may soon be seen here in the states. Alzheimer's is not only the most-feared disease, but is also the fastest-growing disease in America. This is an unprecedented health-care crisis that could cost this country $1 trillion a year. The scope of the looming medical-care disaster is beyond comparison. If this disease is not contained, it may bankrupt the US healthcare system!"

...Dr. Thomas is a brain-health specialist and founder of He is a leader in the promising field of neurogenesis. Dr. Thomas earned his medical degree from Des Moines University, a Master's degree Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Andrews University.

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Film Program Brings Social Consciousness

In this digital era, films are not only a main source of entertainment, but also one of the most effective ways of communicating ideas. Documentaries in particular are a form of visual storytelling that can address important social issues through the lens of nonfiction narrative.

...Documentaries have become the voice for Adventist filmmakers like Paul Kim, who wishes to use his creative force towards social causes relevant today. Paul Kim is an associate professor of documentary film at Andrew’s University. As a professor, his stated mission is to help the Adventist community engage and create culture.

<<< Read the full story in Spectrum Magazine >>>

Friday, February 27, 2015

Werner Lehmann Life Story

Werner W. Lehmann, former employee of Plant Services at Andrews University, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, from the results of a massive stroke. 

He was born Feb. 4, 1934 in Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada. His parents being grain and dairy farmers gave Werner an appreciation for an honest work ethic that followed him the rest of his life. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church where he faithfully served in various capacities throughout his lifetime.

His early education began in a little country school in the town of his birth. He graduated from La Sierra University in 1970 with a BS in biology and from Loma Linda University with a master's degree in public health. 

In 1995, he and his family moved to Eau Claire, Michigan, where he worked for Andrews University Plant Services. After retirement, he spent many pleasant hours composing music to the honor of his precious Savior. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Shirley (Oetman) Lehmann; daughter Leandra Block of Bullhead City, Arizona; daughter Jennifer Wittum of North Carolina; son Kevin (’04) (Linaea) Lehmann of Granger, Indiana; daughter Karyn (’06) (Zach) Owen of Loveland, Colorado; four priceless grandchildren; and sister Ellen (Lyle) Thunstrom of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

The funeral service will be held at the Eau Claire Seventh-day Adventist Church at 6562 Naomi Rd, Eau Claire, Michigan, at 3 p.m., Tueday. March 3, 2015. Viewing will precede from 1–3 p.m. at the same location.

Werner was a lifelong advocate of Seventh-day Adventist education. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to the Eau Claire SDA Elementary School. 

LAST CHANCE to Bring the Gospel to Communist Cuba with Your Used/New Tablet!

Change the world in a big way with one simple act - donating your used or new iPad, Kindle, or Android-based tablet to the MDiv office or by giving financially to the cause. We will be loading the tablets with the Bible, EGW writings, the SDA Bible Commentary, religious music and other materials. To donate financially, please make checks payable to “Andrews University”. Email for more details. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thank You From Gyeresi Family

Dear Andrews Family,

We would like to express our heartfelt and sincere appreciation for the loving kindness you surrounded our family with during our dear Erno's illness and after his passing. Your gentle words of encouragement and support have meant a lot to us. We appreciated the countless prayers, cards, flowers, hugs and food we received.

May the Lord richly bless you for everything you have done for us. We can't wait to see our dear Erno in heaven, very soon.

Ildiko Gyeresi and family

2015 Health Benefits Town Hall Meetings

Dear Andrews University Employee:

Please plan to join us for a town hall meeting on one of the dates outlined below. Important information regarding your 2015/2016 benefits, benefit enrollment and the health management program will be discussed.

Where: Howard Performing Arts Center

When: The meetings will be held on each date listed below. Similar information wil be shared at each session.

Monday, March 9       10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 12   10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 17     12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

If you have any questions on the town hall meetings, please contact Benefits via email at

Supervisors and Office Managers: Please post in your department for employees who do not have access to email. Thank you.

Professor Judges Music Competition

Thirty of the most promising college and high school vocal music performance students from the Midwest will compete at the annual Kalamazoo Bach Festival Young Vocalists Competition on Saturday, March 14, in Kalamazoo College's Recital Hall in the Light Fine Arts Building. The competition, which is a free event open to the public, begins at 9:30 a.m. The purpose of the Young Vocalists Competition is to encourage the study and performance of vocal music.

...Judges for the competition are Maura Janton Cock, Lecturer in Music at Valparaiso University, and Stephen Zork, Associate Professor of Music at Andrews University. They will choose first, second and third place winners as well as honorable mentions in both divisions.

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