Thursday, February 26, 2015

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. 

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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

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. 

Eau Clair for February 14

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

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

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

AU News 2.6.15

Latest AU News 2.6.15

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

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

Conversation Partners

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

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

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

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

meseraull@andrews.edu

Ext. 2260

Friday, February 6, 2015

Faculty Trio Concert

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

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

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

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Andrews Celebrates Black History Month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All events are free and open to the public.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRAVE: How to get what you really want

An open discussion on desire and faith

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

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

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

Affordable Massage Therapy

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Bread 4 Life Bakery Relocation

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

Memorial Service for Robert & Ilea McDaniel

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

You can read a news report on the accident here.

Their obituary can be found here.

Village Church for February 7

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

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

Memorial Service for Erno Gyeresi

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

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

Driving Force Behind Andrews Study Bible Dies

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

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

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

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Cultural Adaptation to Stress

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your participation!

Week In Pictures

Scott Moncrieff's Father Died

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

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

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

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

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

Stronger than Before: A Gift of Hope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Niles Westside Church Service for Feb. 7

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

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

February 7: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Swallen Mission Conference

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

February 19-21, 2015

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

Seminary Chapel

Scrapbooking Together

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

Monday, February 2, 2015

Revive Vespers: Wars and Rumors of Wars

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

7:30 pm on Friday, February 6, 2015

Biology Amphitheater/Price Hall

Co-curricular credit availible

WSC Call for 2015-16 Scholarship Applications

WSC Call for 2015-16 Scholarship Applications

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

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

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

WSC Scholarship Applications

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

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

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

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

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

Wind Symphony Presents Winter Concert

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

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

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

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

SED Scholarship Applications--Last Chance

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

CHEMSEM NEWS 5: Tailored Nanoparticles for Advanced Environmental Processes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tied Up In Knotts

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

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

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

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

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Art Gallery Exhibition by Kevin Gross "SpiritFire Images"

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

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

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Death of Erno Gyeresi

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

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

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

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

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

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

Erno Gyeresi Obituary
1960–2015

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dining Services presents Gourmet To-Go

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

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

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

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* Contains nuts
† Contains dairy
  vVegan

 

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Free Counseling Services (available a bit longer)

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

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

Types of referral issues accepted include (among others):

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

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

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

All Nations Church Service for Jan. 31

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

January 31: Diversity Sabbath
Speaker: Elder Jay Gallimore

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

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

Campus Signage Policy

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

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

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

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

A song for Haiti

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

310 West Mars St. Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Time: 5:00p.m.

Refreshments will be served.

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

2014 W-2s Available Online

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

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

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

Eau Claire Church Service for Jan. 31

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

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

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

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sanctuary Choir

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

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