Friday, March 6, 2015

Adventist Conference on Family Research & Practice

3RD ADVENTIST CONFERENCE ON FAMILY RESEARCH & PRACTICE 
Building Family Memories: Leaving a Spiritual Legacy
JULY16-18, 2015 - Andrews University

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

FEES & REGISTRATION  AT www.andrews.edu/familyconference 
For more information contact us at: acfrp@andrews.edu 

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 - demskyk@andrews.edu). 

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 benefits@andrews.edu.

March 10 AICER Symposium POSTPONED

 

AICER SCHEDULE CHANGE

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: https://andrews.zoom.us/j/986519485

Or join by phone:

    +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
    Meeting ID: 986 519 485
    International numbers available: https://andrews.zoom.us/zoomconference

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

    Dial: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)
    Meeting ID: 986 519 485

 

PMC Family Vespers

JOIN US
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 anna@changingyourbody.com

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
www.nileswestside.org

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: http://www.andrews.edu/about/visiting/get_to_andrews.html

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

Teachers are encouraged to announce this 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

AYMT CLUB DIRECTOR
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 http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=6415
          March 7, Sabbath evening,  First Aid, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
          March 8, Sunday,CPR,  9 am -  1pm
 

PLA and PIA

          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 anc.berrien@gmail.com.

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 DementiaQuiz.com, 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 DementiaQuiz.com. 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.

<<< Read the full story on Marketplace.org >>>

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 moorh@andrews.edu 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 benefits@andrews.edu.

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.

<<< Read the full story >>>

Caribbean Nations Club Social

The Caribbean Nations Club (CNC) is an organization based on the Andrews University campus that aims to facilitate the education, empowerment, and enjoyment of Caribbean culture.

On February 28, 2015, at Burman Hall, CNC invites all to celebrate the history and culture of the Caribbean!

Come play games, win prizes, socialize and listen to conscious, uplifting Calypso music, and taste some awesome Caribbean food!

Admission will be free for all and doors open at 8pm. 

Food for members of CNC will be free and non-members will be charged $2 per plate.

Members will also receive their club T-shirts for this year!

Like the Caribbean Nations Club Facebook page for events and updates!

www.facebook.com/aucaribbeannationsclub

 

Health Professions Career Fair

Health Professions Career Fair

When:  March 2, 2015

Where:  Howard Performing Arts Center

Time: 10:30am - 2:00pm

Juniors and seniors from health professions and social work are invited to Health Professions Career Fair.  Please bring your resume when you come to meet with prospective employers.  Professional attire is highly recommended.

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Music Festival Concert & More

The Andrews University Department of Music will host three events the first week of March. All events are free (no tickets required) and open to the public.

On Thursday, March 5, the department’s faculty members will present the annual Showcase Recital as part of the University’s Band & Keyboard Music Festival. The recital will take place at 7 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.

Featured will be Chris Gibson, flute; Jason Gresl, bass clarinet; Lisa Bubar, bassoon; Debra Inglefield, horn; Dan McCarthy, trumpet; Alan Mitchell, trombone; Charles Reid, voice; Claudio Gonzalez, violin; Carla Trynchuk, violin; and Carlos Flores, piano.

On Friday, March 6, the Department of Music will present a vespers concert featuring the Wind Symphony and University Singers, as individual ensembles and in a cooperative piece. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.

The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Alan Mitchell, will perform “Alleluia” by Cross, “The Spheres” by Gjeilo, “Sunrise at Angel’s Gate” by Sparke and the Michigan premiere of Gregory Youtz’s “For Those Who Wait.”  The University Singers, under the direction of Stephen Zork, will perform “Caritas Et Amor” by Stroope, “Alleluia” from “Songs of Faith” by Basler and “Jesus, The Very Thought of Thee” by Slater. The Wind Symphony and the University Singers will combine to perform Ola Gjeilo’s “Meridian.”

On Saturday, March 7, 97 high school students from four states and Canada will present the Andrews University Band & Keyboard Music Festival Concert. It will take place at 4 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.

The festival band is directed by Edwin Powell from Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, Washington) and Alan Mitchell, Wind Symphony director at Andrews. Keyboard festival students will present several selections under the direction of Carlos Flores, professor of music theory and piano, and Trina Thompson, assistant professor of theory and piano, both at Andrews University.

The Festival Band will perform “Be Thou My Vision” by Gillingham, “Hymn of St. James” by Clark, “Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head” by Wallace, “My Jesus! Oh, What Anguish” by Reed and “Joy in All Things” by Balmages.

For more information about these events contact the Andrews University Department of Music at music@andrews.edu or 269-471-3555.

Chinese New Year Celebration

The Overseas Chinese Student Association OCSA, lead by Cathy Tang, OCSA President, hosted the Annual Chinese New Year Celebration on 22nd Feb 2015 at the Ruth Murdoch Elementary School Gym. About 260 people, students and community families, were present to enjoy a number of performances by the students (University as well as elementary school grade 6) and the community families and chinese food from the local resturants and contributions from the community families.

 

Waldensian class

Take a religion class and travel to the ancient home of the Waldenses in the Piedmonts of Northern Italy from June 3-11, 2015. The purposes for this study tour is to bring to you the historical and spiritual perspectives of these faithful people, and give you the oppportunity for a personal experience of faith.

Before the tour you will meet with Professor Demsky for 7 class periods during spring semester to study the history to have a background on this ancient people of faith. The class times are arranged. Classes are beginning now so don’t delay.

Please contact Professor Kathleen Demsky, Director of the Architecture Resource Center. Phone: 269-471- 2418  email:  demskyk@andrews.edu

All costs for the trip are covered by the tuition for this 3 credit summer course, RELG 360-04x, plus a $250.00 tour fee. This is a summer class and registration takes place at the end of the spring semester.

For Persons who want to travel with us on this faith journey and are not taking it for academic credit, 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 sites of these ancient people of faith, which we will discover on this faith journey.  

Imagining Jesus in the Modern Age

During his 43-year tenure at Andrews University, Greg Constantine taught a class titled “The Life of Christ in Great Art” for 22 of those years. In the class he revealed to his students works by famous artists like Rembrandt and Michelangelo, showing how they had portrayed incidents from the life of Christ.

“Some of these artists brought Jesus to their own time instead of transporting them 2,000 years back so audiences could relate better,” explains Constantine. “I liked that and I think my students appreciated it, too.”

In 1990, Constantine wanted to do something in his own art dealing with the life of Jesus that his 18- to 21-year-old students could relate to. Though, as Constantine points out, we know nothing of what happened between the ages of 12 and 30, it’s generally understood that Jesus ‘grew in wisdom and stature and approval of the people around him.’

“I didn’t know exactly how I was going to create a book about it,” he says. “But my book of drawings titled ‘Vincent van Gogh Visits New York’ published in 1983, showing a kind of innocent artist in this sophisticated and unforgiving city, constituted a precedent and an inspiration for what I titled ‘Jesus of New York: Premonitions of a New York Teenager.’ I took many things we know about Jesus during his ministry and approached the events as if he had premonitions of them, or like he would use the memories of his experiences as a 19-year-old observing hypocrisy and injustice later in one of his sermons.”

For example, one of the 43 drawings includes a 12-year-old Jesus—abandoned by his parents in Manhattan—as a contestant on a quiz show. This drawing is based on the banter we know happened between the boy and the theologians in the synagogue. In another, he drew Jesus as a young man choosing a despised tax collector as a friend, and eating a meal in a tavern with what some considered questionable characters. Everything was based on biblical accounts, cleverly modernized to our time.

A big challenge came when Constantine approached the crucifixion. It was difficult to consider what would lead to something that dramatic and violent in such a public venue in today’s culture. He finally settled on a sequence of drawings leading up to the Main Event: His friends (disciples) convince Jesus to enter the Golden Gloves competition in New York. Constantine even had his friend and neighbor Muhammad Ali pose for the climactic scene of a battered Jesus, arms outstretched on the ropes resembling the cross.

Although Constantine was unable to publish this particular story in the U.S., 14 years ago he was interviewed by Humberto Rasi for an article in Dialog magazine, which was published along with seven of his drawings. Then, a year later, Adrian Bocaneanu, the president of the Romanian Union of Seventh-day Adventists saw the article, had it translated and republished it in his union magazine.

In 2014, a pastor who had witnessed the exhibition of the drawings from the book in Bucharest emailed Constantine. He wanted to publish the entire book for his prison ministries there. Constantine agreed, and after several meetings among church officials in Romania it was decided that they would not use it for prison ministries, but instead for youth ministries as the main missionary tool for 2015, focusing on students attending public universities, and adding it to the collection to be sold by book salesmen.

Late in 2014, the Romanian version of the 90-page book was published. They invited Constantine to Romania for the book launching, and to present his material and host three exhibitions of the book’s artwork, which he did in late November and early December.

“The Adventist students have a vision that their friends will be thus determined to grab a New Testament and read the Gospels to discover for themselves the rich meaning of the life of Jesus,” said Bocaneanu, who attended the book’s launch with Constantine and 700 other people at a recent conference of AMiCUS, or Adventist Ministry to College and University Students, in the city of Braçov.*

“I created ‘Jesus of New York’ for my students,” says Constantine. “My mission was to bring Jesus to them at a new level they could better relate to. Though it hasn’t yet been published here, I’m so glad my work is being used to further the Gospel in my parents’ homeland of Romania. I really take very little credit, because all of this was due to God’s inspiration and an answer to my prayers. It’s a project I very much enjoyed putting together, and I’m excited to see what else God has in store for me.”
 

* Published in Adventist Review, January 22, 2015

Read the full Adventist Review Article here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

RESCHEDULED Valentine Concert & Dinner

Rescheduled Winter Classical Concert and Free Valentines Dinner - Come
an enjoy the works of great composers as the Eau Claire SDA Church will
hold its annual Winter Classical Concert on February 28 at 5:00 pm.  The
concert will be held at the Eau Claire SDA church which is located at
6562 Naomi Road in Eau Claire.  Immediately following the Winter
Classical Concert will be a FREE Valentine's Dinner provided by the Eau
Claire Critters Pathfinder Club (dinner donations are always accepted
but not expected).

Order Fresh Strawberries NOW!

Village Adventist Elementary School is trying to pull together a quick strawberry order for March. We must place the order by next Tuesday, March 3.

The price is $20 per flat, with 12 pints per flat, so $2.50 per box. you must order by the flat so if you can not use that many-check with friends or family and share!! The berries will arrive the week of March 9; we will update you with exact date when we have it.

Please don't delay call the VAES office to place your order by 3 p.m. on Monday, March 2. 269-473-5121 ext 10.

Village Church Service for Feb. 28

First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship 11:20 am
Speaker - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon - "Family S.O.S.: She Won't Back Up and She Won't Back Down."

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

Niles-Westside Church Service for Feb. 28

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

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

February 28: Dave Gotshall, Guest Speaker

Week In Pictures

Called, Chosen, & Faithful: What Will it Take?

Come join us this friday for Revive Vespers as Justin Torossian presents a message entitled "Called, Chosen, & Faithful: What Will it Take?"

7:30 pm on Friday, February 27, 2015 

Biology Amphitheater/ Price Hall

Co-curricular credit availible

 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Seminar Lecture: Serendipity in Organic Synthesis

Building a complex pharmaceutical molecule can often involve serendipity ..... plain 'good' luck. Will you know when it happens?

All are encouraged to attend and hear Andy Mitchell's seminar lecture this Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:30pm in A-107 Halenz Hall on the topic: Serendipity in Organic Synthesis.

This is the eighth Winter-Spring lecture in the annual Andrews University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Series. Our guest speaker enjoys building pharmaceutically-important natural products with complex ring architecture. Learn more about our speaker's research interests at: http://cas.illinoisstate.edu/sites/tmitche/

View the lecture flyer for more details about our speaker's background at:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/w8ju41gp2nwbba5/CHEMSEM%20NEWS%20Winter-Spring%202015%20Flyer%208.jpg?dl=0

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

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

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

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

Eau Clair for February 28

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

Sabbath Speaker: Susan Payne
Sermon Title:  Why Love an Angry God?

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

Dynamic Duo

Rich and Brandon Ridenour have the kind of on stage rapport you might suspect from a father-son musical duo.

Which is why it doesn't take long for them to deflect a serious question about playing together with a few tongue-in-cheek jabs and self-deprecating humor.

"We put up with each other just fine," Brandon Ridenour says by telephone from Grand Rapids. "He does everything I tell him to do."

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

Andrews on WSJM re: "Selma"

Two free screenings of the Oscar nominated film, Selma will be held on Sunday at Andrews University in Berrien Springs. Andrews Associate Dean for Student Life and Diversity Debbie Weithers (withers) says that the film, which tells the story of Doctor Martin Luther King's march from Selma to Montgomery during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, could help some of the young students at the university get a better understanding of the struggle for racial equality in the US in light of recent events.

To listen to the interview, click here.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pirating the Caribbean Mind: Theoretical Piracy on High Seas of Colonization

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

Presenters:  Dr. Larry Burton, Professor of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum; Editor of the Journal                                      of Research on Christian Education
                       Dr. Anneris Coria-Navia, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum

Pirating the Caribbean Mind: Theoretical Piracy on High Seas of Colonization

In this presentation we will reflect on the impact of colonial and postcolonial experiences in the 20th-century epistemologies, and hegemonies which underlie imperialist actions and postcolonial thought. We will then highlight educational and social practices and institutions shaped by colonial and postcolonial realities. These include schooling, access to services, social values and norms, and culture. These introductory sections will enable us to explore how colonial and postcolonial actions have “pirated the mind” of Caribbean citizens. Included in this section will be a presentation of the appropriation of uniquely Caribbean theoretical constructs by other cultures in the name of “globality.” We will conclude the presentation with implications for North American educators.

Whether or not you are a registered Andrews’ students you can join online from PC, Mac, iOS at  https://andrews.zoom.us/j/4852614855
or join by phone:  +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
Meeting ID: 485 261 4855

 International numbers available: https://andrews.zoom.us/zoomconference
Or join from a H.323/SIP room system:
Dial: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)
Meeting ID: 485 261 4855

ChemSem 7 CANCELLED

Due to poor weather conditions and classes being cancelled at Andrews for the day, this event has been postponed. Please stay tuned for details about a reschedule. 

* * * * *

Both poetry and science spring from our human mind and imaginings. Did you know that metaphors are central and essential to both poetry and science? Can you think of some metaphors in science?

All are encouraged to attend and hear Leigh Kotsilidis's webinar lecture this Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:30pm in A-107 Halenz Hall on the topic: Poetry & Science: Hypothetically Speaking.

This is the seventh Winter-Spring lecture in the annual Andrews University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Series. Our guest speaker is a Poet & Artist based in Montreal, Canada.

This lecture will be live streamed, for those unable to attend, on Thursday at 4:30pm at: http://www.andrews.edu/services/its/telecom/chemsem/

Also, view her website for more information including about her published poetry book at:http://leighkotsilidisart.weebly.com/
 
Attached is the lecture flyer in jpeg format with more details about our speaker's background.

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

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

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

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

School of Education Receives Distinctions

by Jenna Neil

The School of Education (SED) recently received several recognitions and approvals.

The Master of Arts in school counseling has received full state approval until June 30, 2019. Bradly Hinman, assistant professor and school counseling program coordinator, along with Karen Benjamin, accreditation coordinator for the Department of Graduate Psychology & Counseling, spent many hours working on the approval documents. Over the course of about a year, they prepared application submissions, wrote several revisions, and attended many meetings with state officials.

“All universities in the state who offer school counseling programs had to reapply this year,” said James Jeffery, dean of the School of Education. “Our counseling program was the first one to submit the original application, well before the deadline.”

This is one of the ways the SED proves they have a good program, staff and faculty. Their approval letter commended the program for having a strong heritage of developing quality counselors.

“I know this took a lot of hard work and effort as well as graduates that reflect the quality of the education they received,” says Ray Ostrander, professor of teacher education. “Congratulations to one and all: teachers, staff and report writers. You make the SED not only proud but look most excellent as well.”

The program also received recognition for their science division.

“We’ve received word,” said Jeffery, “that our secondary education program in integrated science has received full national recognition from the National Science Teachers Association. This means that graduates in this field are authorized to teach these three science areas in Grades 6–12.”

Because the School of Education is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), graduating teachers can apply for teaching licenses in 47 states.

In order to be issued a state teaching license in Michigan, elementary and secondary education students need to take a state exam. The Michigan Department of Education recently shared data that shows where different universities scored between August 2013 and July 2014.

“Andrews students are at the top,” says Jeffery. “The students must pass these exams to be issued a Michigan state teaching license and our elementary and secondary education majors had the highest pass rate of any other college or university in Michigan.

The average pass rate of Andrews elementary and secondary education graduates was 95.8 percent. There was also a 100 percent pass rate on content exams in English, reading, history, chemistry, secondary mathematics, Spanish, elementary education, English as a second language, language arts (elementary), integrated science (elementary), visual arts education and music education.

To learn more about the School of Education and its programs visit andrews.edu/sed.
 

Dowagiac Church Service for Feb. 21

Dowagiac SDA Church

410 Hill St.,

Dowagiac, MI 49047

 

Speaker: Ranko Stefanovic

Sermon Title: "Twofold Work of the Holy Spirit"

 

Church Service: 10:50 am

Sabbath School: 9:30 am

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Two "Selma" Screenings on Campus

Two showings of the Academy Award-nominated movie “Selma,” will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p. m. in Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall. “Selma” is the story of Martin Luther King Jr.’s march to secure equal voting rights from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 had already made desegregation legal but discrimination was still extensive. King led a march that culminated, less than five months later, in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, there will be a Forum at 11:30 a.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center on Selma, The Movie: What it Means Today featuring Paul M. Buckley, PhD, assistant vice president and inaugural director for the Butler Center at Colorado College, providing vision and leadership to advance and support issues of diversity, inclusion and equity.

Buckley is a former associate dean of Student Life at Andrews University. He also served as assistant dean of undergraduate students at Dartmouth College. He earned a PhD in cultural foundations of education from Syracuse University, a master of science in educational administration and policy studies from the University at Albany, and a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in marketing/management and minor in African American studies at the University at Albany.

These events are free and open to the public. Co-curricular credit will be available. Please contact Debbie Weithers (rdw@andrews.edu) for more information. [The planned Forum on Women’s History originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 24, 2015, will be rescheduled to a later date.]

Called, Chosen, & Faithful: Laodicean Sindrome

Come join us this Friday for Revive Vespers as Justin Torossian presents a message entitled, "Called Chosen & Faithful: Laodicean Sindrome."

 

7:30 pm on Friday, February 20, 2015

Biology Amphitheater/Price Hall

Co-curricular credit availible 

Enactus Donates $2,000 to Ruth Murdoch Elementary

Note: Click "next" below the image to read the second page of the story. 

Graduate Students Retreat - Register Today

Revive Retreat:

A 2-day Retreat for Graduate Students to Recharge and Reconnect.

Whether you are Single or have a Family the Retreat is an opportunity to Renew for the last push of  the School Year. 

Take advantage and Register Today!

Registration Closes on March 5th.

 

VA&D Graduate Featured in Washington Post

Click on Washington Post article by Visual Art & Design Graduate, Adrianna Monsalve.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2015/02/09/clear-as-black-seeing-beyond-shades-of-albinism-within-puerto-ricos-population/

Clear As Black

Photographer Adriana Monsalve [graduate of Andrews University] tries to dispel the misconceptions about persons with albinism in her beautiful series, “Clear As Black.” As a woman who has fair skin but who is Hispanic and black, Monsalve was initially hesitate to approach the series, which forced her to confront her own story of being classified based on looks. “By looking at me you will not know what I am. I am white, but I am black. Slowly the personal side of this story kept gnawing at me more and more, and before I knew it this project was totally about me. Through this series, I discovered who I am genetically,” she says.

<<< Read the full story in the Washington Post >>>

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Singapore Study Tour 2015

Engineering and Computer Science Department is hosting a study tour to Singapore from 14th July to 10th August 2015.

For more information please contact Dr. Ng @4713191 or email ngb@andrews.edu

MASDAC Presents: NIAD Sabbath

Winter Blood Drive

Come give blood or volunteer for the Winter Blood Drive. It will take place in the basement of Pioneer Memorial Church on Wednesday February 25 and Thursday February 26 from 1:00 to 7:00 pm. To sign up to donate please visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code Andrews University. Come give blood and save lives.

Week in Pictures

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Terrace Cafe

Ring in the new year with a taste of authentic Chinese dishes made with fresh, quality ingredients.

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, we’ve prepared a variety of dishes representing culinary regions of China. While modern times have blurred regional lines, the traditions of each area endure.

We invite you to discover flavorful, classical Chinese dishes made with only the freshest, highest quality ingredients.  Join us this Thursday, February 19 for lunch at the Terrace Cafe, 11am to 2:30pm!

 

Natural History Museum Open Feb. 21

The Andrews University Natural History Museum will be open to the public on Saturday afternoon, Feb 21, from 2:30-5:00 pm. Come enjoy the Prillwitz mammoth, partial skull of the Bartocci mastodon, casts of a giant beaver and giant short-faced bear, and other remarkable examples of God’s creation. For more information, contact biology at 269-471-3243.

Niles Westside Church Service for Feb. 21

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

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

February 21: Adventurer Sabbath with Craig Harris, Speaker - "Ambassadors"

Mission in Islam

Special Weekend Feb. 20 & 21

Next weekend will be a special weekend at the St Joseph Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Our guest speaker for the weekend will be Elder Petras Bahadur, General Conference Director of Adventist Muslim Relations.  Friday night there will be a presentation “Mission in Islam” from 7:00-8:30.  Sabbath morning there will be presentations during Adult Sabbath school (9:15) & the Divine Worship service (10:40).  Following potluck there will be two hours on training for Muslim outreach, including the testimony of two young women who converted from Islam to Adventism and role play on how to study with Muslims.  The St Joseph SDA Church is located at 1201 Maiden Lane, St Joseph MI. 

The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction

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

To view Professor Carrie Ferrario's Andrews University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar lecture given February 12, 2015, on The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction, click here.

For information about Ferrario, visit her website.

A very special thanks to Dan Hamstra and Greg Simpson for facilitating this.

ArtFest 2015 Begins This Week

by Becky St. Clair

Andrews University’s Department of Visual Art & Design invites all high school-aged students to attend the first annual ArtFest, a weekend-long experience where students can explore the worlds of photography, design, fine arts and documentary film. The event takes place February 19-21, 2015, on the campus of Andrews University.

Students will dive into art by exploring many media through hands-on activities ranging from making a cyanotype to creating hand-crafted ceramics to working with professional photographic studio equipment, and much more.

Both Visual Art & Design students and professors will be on-hand to guide, instruct, offer feedback and answer questions.

The weekend culminates with an art show of each participant’s favorite piece in the Visual Art & Design Gallery in Smith Hall on Saturday evening, Feb. 21.

ArtFest is open to students in grades 9-12, including home school students. Schools are encouraged to send one team of five students; individual applicants will be matched with an existing team. Students must have high school and parent approval to register.

All-inclusive cost is $75/student (free for accompanying teacher) and $75/parent or other supporter. Each team is required to have at least one supervisor.

To register visit auvad.com/artfest. For more information call 269-471-3450 or email visartndes@andrews.edu.

EndNote Workshop

Come learn how to use EndNote, the bibliographic management software that organizes references and creates bibliographies easily and efficiently. You can register here: http://www.andrews.edu/library/endnoteregistration.html

 

 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Art Exhibition by AU Professor Kari Friestad

The Visual Art & Design Department announces an exhibition of paintings by AU Professor Kari Friestad. Her recent paintings will be exhibited in the Art & Design Gallery in Smith Hall, on the Andrews University campus. The opening reception is February 17, 2015 from 6-8 PM. All are invited. Co-curricular credit will be offered and light refreshments will be served. The exhibition is on display through February 27.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Howard Center Presents...Tied Up In Knotts

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

TICKETS REQUIRED: $15 Reserved Seating

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

Friday, February 13, 2015

Wedding of Russell Murnighan and Chloe Lewis

Graduates from the Andrews Religion Department, Russell Murnighan and Chloe Lewis, will be joined in Holy Matrimony on the afternoon of February 22nd, 2015.

Russell Murnighan graduated in 2014 with a BA in Theology.

Chloe Lewis graduated in 2014 with a BA in Religion, with minors in Communications and Psychology.

The ceremony will be at 3:00pm in Pioneer Memorial Church. Come and celebrate with the bride and groom!

The ceremony is an open to all. However, the reception seating is severely limited. Only those who RSVP'd to a personal invitation will be admitted to the reception.

The couple are registered at bedbathandbeyond.com and CutcoGiftRegistry.com

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Karen Knotts: One-Woman Show at Andrews

For years, the question lingered in Karen Knotts' ear like a bad ring tone.

"So many people, all of my life, have asked me what's it like growing up with Don Knotts as your dad," she says by telephone from her home in Los Angeles. "The fascination people have with my father was just never-ending. I finally said, almost jokingly, well, why don't I just do a show to answer all of those questions."

When her father, the legendary comedic actor best known for his role as Barney Fife on the "The Andy Griffith Show," suddenly died in 2006, it was Karen Knotts who began asking questions....

...Knotts, 60, now reveals those stories in her one-woman show, "Tied Up in Knotts," which she performs Sunday at Andrews University's Howard Performing Arts Center. In the production, Knotts steps into the roles of the famous people who came in and out of her father's life, and also serves as the show's narrator. Photographs and some rarely seen video clips augment the story, which ultimately is a father-daughter tale of his influence and their close bond on and off stage.

<<< Read the full story >>>

Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy Workshop

6-day Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy Workshop

Aug. 2-7 at Andrews University

Details:

  • www.andrews.edu/go/nrhw
  • fran@andrews.edu
  • 269-471-3541

Art Exhibition by AU Professor Kari Friestad

The Visual Art & Design Department announces an exhibition of paintings by Andrews Professor Kari Friestad. Her recent paintings will be exhibited in the Art & Design Gallery in Smith Hall, on the Andrews University campus. The opening reception is February 17, 2015 from 6-8 PM. All are invited. Co-curricular credit will be offered and light refreshments will be served. The exhibition is on display through February 27.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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.  Sunday, March 8, 9:00 am -4:30 pm, Andrews Seminary, room S120.  Pre-registration is necessary by contacting Sue Murray at 470-6877, solutionseekers@sbcglobal.net, or submitting a registration form available at www.prepare-enrich.com .  Professionals $190, full time enrolled Andrews graduate students $145, Attending spouses $35 (with arrangements). Registration & payment (cash or check) deadline is Monday, March 1st.  Late registrations accepted with additional $10 fee for mailing materials. Future date: Sunday, April 12th.

Michiana Adventist Forum

Michiana Adventist Forum

The Millennial Generation and the Adventist Church

Presented by

Meredith Jones-Gray
Professor of English
Andrews University

and

A Multidisciplinary Panel From
The Andrews University Community


Sabbath Afternoon at 3:30 pm
February 21, 2015

Chan Shun Hall
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI


About the Program:

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

About the Participants:

Meredith Jones-Gray is chair and professor of English at Andrews University where she has taught since 1982. She holds a Ph.D in English from the University of Michigan.

Other participants are:

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

Nancy Carbonell, Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, and Associate Professor in Graduate Psychology and Counseling, Andrews University.

Jan Age Sigvartsen, Adjunct Professor of Old Testament, SDA Theological Seminary, and Co-Author of Beyond Beliefs I.

Leanne Sigvartsen, Researcher, Project Manager and Co-Author of Beyond Beliefs I, and author of Religious Verbal Fluidity: What Nice Christian Folk REALLY Think...

Alisa Williams, Annual Giving Coordinator, Office of Development, Andrews University, and Spectrum’s Spirituality Editor.

Store Opening Celebration Invite


Bread 4 Life a 100% Organic & Gluten

Free Bakery will be celebrating its

Relocation/Grand Opening on

Monday, February 16th, 2015 from 9 am-6 pm at:

2454 Miracle Lane, Mishawaka IN

(in the Town & Country Shopping Centre).


All of Bread 4 Life Products are baked from scratch, with freshly milled flour, all natural, organic products and lots of love. At this Grand Opening There will be great tasting Healthy Breads, Cookies and Muffins etc with No Preservatives.
So you don't want to miss this exciting event.

DivorceCare for Kids, Divorce Care for Adults

DivorceCare for Kids and DivorceCare for Adults are now being offered free at the Village SDA Church every Tuesday, 6:30 pm. beginning this coming Tuesday, February 10. in the Fireside Room of Village. For 13 meetings the participants will learn how to cope with the pain of divorce. Parents and children will have separate classes. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Week in Pictures

Glory Render: A Vespers in Music and Poetry

The Departments of English and Music invite you to join them for "Glory Render: A Vespers in Music and Poetry." This annual winter service will take place Friday, February 20, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., at the Howard Performing Arts Center. This service provides a setting for worshipers to ponder, praise, meditate, and reflect through poetic and musical offerings, congregational singing, and prayer. 

Doctoral Defense: Monica Desir

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Monica Desir will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Monica Desir’s dissertation title is, “Curriculum-related Trends in K-12 Adventist Education in the North American Division: An Inductive Analysis of the Profile Surveys—1987-2007.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

Doctoral Defense: Joy Vann-Hamilton

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: On Thursday, February 20, 2015 from 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building, Joy Vann-Hamilton will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Joy Vann-Hamilton’s dissertation title is, “Under-Represented Students' Engagement in Secondary Science Learning: A Non-Equivalent Control Group Design.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

GAiN Online Conference

The School of Distance Education and the Office of Human Resources will be hosting a live-streaming of the 2015 GAiN Online Conference. This online conference will be shown in room 307 of the Administration Building on February 11–13 at the following times:

  • Wednesday, February 11, 12–1 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 12, 12–2 p.m.
  • Friday, February 13, 12–2 p.m.

Please bring your lunch and join us!

GAiN is a community of Seventh-Day Adventist technologists and communicators who connect to discuss the creative use of Internet technology in their work and in the lives of those whom they serve. GAiN is sponsored by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

For more information about the program and discussion topics, please click on the following link: http://gain.adventist.org/2015/program.en.html.

Dining Services President's Day Hours

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16 is President’s Day!

Dining Services hours are as follows

 

TERRACE CAFÉ
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

GAZEBO
8:00 am – 11:00 pm

OFFICE
Closed

Computer Literacy Training Workshops

This semester, the School of Business Administration, in collaboration with the Office of Human Resources, is providing an opportunity for Staff and Faculty to participate in Computer Literacy Training workshops on Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Word.

The following workshops will be offered during the Spring semester, on Wednesdays, from 10:30am-12:20pm, in Chan Shun Hall 226 (PC Lab), beginning on February 11, 2015, and ending on April 1, 2015.  Dates and specific topics are listed below:
       • Microsoft Excel Introduction Part 1 (2/11/2015)
       • Microsoft Excel Introduction Part 2 (2/18/2015)
       • Microsoft Excel Advanced (2/25/2015)
       • Microsoft Outlook Beginning (3/4/2015)
       • Microsoft Outlook Intermediate (3/11/2015)
       • Microsoft Word Introduction (3/18/2015)
       • Microsoft Word Intermediate (3/25/2015)
       • Microsoft Word Advanced (4/1/2015)

RSVP at training@andrews.edu and specify which workshops you would like to attend:  Microsoft Excel (3 sessions), Microsoft Outlook (2 sessions) and/or Microsoft Word (3 sessions).  When sending an RSVP, we will need your full name, ID#, email address, and the department you work in.  Seats are limited to 25.

Village Church Service for Feb. 14

First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship 11:20 am
Speaker - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon - "Family S.O.S.: Men From Mars, Women From Venus, & Aliens at Home."

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

Niles Westside Church Service for Feb. 14

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

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

February 14: Pastor Bill Dudgeon, Speaker

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

Chinese New Lunar Year Celebration

Happy Chinese New Lunar Year!  

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

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

Please refer to the following information as needed.

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

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

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

Blessings,


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

AFIA Pilipino Culture Night 2015

AFIA PCN 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015
@ 3 PM
Andrews Academy

 

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

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

Winter Classical Concert & Free Valentine's Dinner

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

Leadership Partners in Brazil

by Jenna Neil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, February 9, 2015

Revive Vespers: It's Not Over

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

Friday, February 13, 2015, 7:30 pm

Biology Amphitheater/Price Hall

Co-Curricular Credit Availible 

Michiana Fil- Am Worship Service

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

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

Prayer meeting is Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.

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

The Millennial Generation and the Adventist Church,

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

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

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

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

AICER Presents Dr. Lori Imasiku

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

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

Photovoice Research Methodology

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

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall 013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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