Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Emmanuel Quartet

The Emmanuel Quartet will be performing for vespers at the All Nations Seventh-day Adventist Curch on Friday, January 16, at 7 pm.  Please see poster for more details. 

ADRA International Job Opportunity

ADRA International has the following job opportunity: Accountant II. For a detailed job description and to apply online please visit

Last-Day Events Young Adult Series

"LAST-DAY EVENTS" is the subject of an extended series being studied by the Young Adult Sabbath School at the Michiana Fil-Am Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8454 Kephart Lane, Berrien Springs, MI 49103.  Come join us for singing, prayer, and in-depth discussion.  If you have one, bring a copy of the Ellen White book titled Last Day Events.  For further information call Peter Mulenga at (269) 635-4648."

Village Church for January 17

First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship 11:20 am
Speaker - Pastor Joseph Reeves
Sermon - "Faith in a Faithless Generation"

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

The Village SDA Church is praising God for giving us a new Youth Pastor, Pastor Joseph Reeves

My wife Ruthie and I are glad to have arrived at Village where we will spend our 2nd year in marriage and many more to come. I’ve been in pastoral ministry for the past two and a half years ministering at Detroit Metro and South Lyon churches plus the recent Lakes Area plant. I left my home state of Washington in 2006 when I moved to Wisconsin to work as Bible worker and evangelist. After studying Theology and graduating from Southern Adventist University in 2011, I worked for Southern one year as Bible worker instructor and coordinator for SALT (Soul-winning and Leadership Training). So far, God’s people in Michigan have been a greater blessing to me than I’ve been to them. I expect more good times at Village and am eager to see what God has in store for all. 

Dolores Slikkers Tribute in Holland Paper

Dolores Slikkers was a member of the Andrews University Board of Trustees and a long-time supporter of the University. She was killed in a car accident last month. The below excerpt (full story linked below) is a tribute article published in the Holland (Michigan) Sentinel on Jan. 13.

A woman with boundless energy and a heart for helping, Dolores Slikkers’ legacy extends far beyond the Tiara Yachts facility on 40th Street in Holland Township.

Dolores poured her passion for people into every greeting card she sent — more than 2,000 a year — and into every church she helped to build through her ministry.

Dolores, 85, died as a result of a car crash in December.

The wife of S2 Yachts founder Leon Slikkers, Dolores was very much his first mate.

In the weeks since Dolores’ death, Leon, 86, said there has been an outpouring of support from people that she helped.

“She enjoyed life. She really had a passion for helping others. There was just no end to it. I didn’t realize it that much until afterwards,” Leon said. “I knew she was active, but not to that extent.”

<<< Read the full story >>>

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Free Diabetes Seminar

Diabetes Prevention, Management, and Reversal starts Tuesday, January 20, at 7 p.m. at the Dowagiac Seventh-day Adventist Church.  For 10 weeks, learn how you can step away from the downward spiral of pre-diabetes and diabetes and enjoy a better quality of life.


  • Don't follow the crowd:  40% of adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • Learn what pre-diabetes and diabetes are
  • Find out what the risk factors are and how they can be changed
  • Save money:  diabetics spend twice as much on health care as non-diabetics
  • Save your life:  reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Enjoy your life:  reduce your risk of depression
  • Learn tips to incorporate into your daily routine to manage your blood sugars
  • And lastly, find hope that Diabetes does not have to rule your life


The program is help weekly starting January 20 at the Dowagiac Seventh-day Adventist Church at 410 Hill Street.


The program is conducted by the church's faith community nurse, Melody Wallace, RN.


This free seminar for the community does require pre-registration by January 18.  Call 269-782-0457 or email

Addiction Recovery Program Coming to Dowagiac

The Dowagiac Seventh-day Adventist Church announces plans to provide recovery help for people challenged by harmful habits and addictions.  An introduction to Christ-centered recovery through The Journey to Wholeness 12 Step program will be presented at the church, Saturday, January 17, at 2:00 p.m.  Carrying the message and helping others through such a program will be theme of Ray Nelson's presentation, titled "Whatever It Takes."

All who attend will be blessed with greater understanding concerning the value of 12 Step addiction recovery meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous.  The meetings provide resources for people who need strength to break free from obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviors which lead to harmful habits and addictions.  The power of any and all addictions (food, drugs, sex, gambling, shopping, etc.) can be broken through the Higher Power of Jesus Christ.

At 10:50, Nelson will be preaching.  His morning sermon is, "Where Is the Power?"  Family and friends of the Adventist Church and the recovery community are welcome to attend and participate in either or both of these presentations.  There is a free lunch planned between the two sessions.


The Dowagiac Seventh-day Adventist Church is located at 410 Hill Street. 

Steve Hansen in Ceramics Show

Remembering Barbara Reid

We will honor the memory of our dear friend, Barbara Reid, at an event on Saturday, February 14, from 1:30–4:30 p.m., in the lobby of the Howard Performing Arts Center. There will be a potluck vegetarian lunch followed by a time to share memories, facilitated by Rick Kosinski.

Barbara served as director of teacher education for the Andrews University School of Education for seven years. Her eulogy can be found at

If you have any photos of Barb that you would be willing to share please send them to, or you can snail-mail them to Sharon Dudgeon; WAUS-FM; Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0240.

Week In Pictures

Baby Villwock Arrived!

Micah Robert Lee Villwock was born to Mike & Jody Villwock on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 9:40 am.  He weighed 7 lb. 6 oz. and was 20” long.  Big brothers Elijah (7 yrs. old) and Noah (5 yrs. old) were super excited to welcome their baby brother home.  We are thanking God for this wonderful blessing this holiday season!

Pathfinder Leadership Training


Pathfinder Leadership Training, Winter Semester, 2015, CYE Master Guide Club
Seminars held at Pioneer Memorial Church

AYMT Basic Staff, Teen loft
January 17, 2:15pm, PFAD 001 Pathfinder Club Ministry, Its Purpose, etc.
January 17, 3:00pm, PFAD 002, Intro to Pathfinder Club Organization
January 17, 4:15pm, MEDI 100 Intro to Medical, Risk Management, and Safety
January 17, 5:15pm, PYSO 104 Development Growth, Ages 10 – 15
January 17, 7:00pm, PFAD 005 Intro to Basic Drill, MG & PLA
January 24, 2:15pm, EDUC 001 Intro to Teaching
January 24, 3:30pm, PFAD 003, Intro to Pathfinder Club Programming
January 24, 4:45pm, PFAD 004, Intro to Pathfinder Club Outreach

Master Guide, Teen loft  
January 31, 2:15pm, Creative Resource Development, MG & PLA
January 31, 4:15pm, Leadership
February 14, 2:15pm, Child and Youth Evangelism
February 14, 4:15pm, Communication 

Pathfinder Leadership Award, Junior 1 classroom
January 17, 2:15pm, Discipline
January 17, 3:15pm, Outdoor Education
January 17, 7:00pm, March and Drill, MG & PLA
January 23, 6:00pm, Personal Improvement/Understanding Temperaments
January 24, 2:15pm, Development of Faith 
January 24, 3:15pm, Team Building Skills
January 31, 2:15pm, Creative Resource Development, MG & PLA
January 31, 4:15pm, Recreation
February 14, 2:15pm, Current Issues

February 14, 3:15pm, Pathfinder and Community Ministry

February 15, 9:00am, Camp Planning and Programing, PMC Youth Chapel

Pathfinder Instructor Award, Junior 1 classroom
January 16, 6:30pm, Using Your Influence
January 16, 7:30pm, Methods of Facilitation
January 23, 6:00pm, Understanding Temperaments, PLA & PIA
January 23, 7:30pm, Effective Meeting Procedures
January 30, 6:30pm, Presenter Techniques
January 30, 7:50pm, Organizing your Presentation
February 6, 6:30pm, Visual Aids
February 6, 7:50pm, Training Methods that Work
February 13, 6:30pm, Training Instructors to Train
February 13, 7:30pm, Dealing with Attitude

Bucktown Ramblers @ Box Factory for the Arts

JOIN... The Bucktown Ramblers for a night of music!

A mix of bluegrass, celtic, country & cajun!

At The Box Factory for the Arts

Saturday, January, 17 at 7:30 p.m.

w/ Special Guest: Laura Whidden

We're proud to be involved in our community!

Appearances will be made by members of your Andrews University family:

Mathew Thornton, guitjo

William Navalon, viola & fiddle

Andrew Osano, cello

Revive Vespers: Nyse Collins

"You are invited to the first Revive Vespers of the Semester! Please join us as Nyse Collins presents the message entitled, "2015, Have You Prepared Yet?" Nyse Collins has been featured on 3ABN's Dare to Dream Network, and is the Speaker and CEO of SanareLife Consultants. You don't want to miss this week's Revive Vespers!

Friday, January 16, 2015
7:30 pm
Biology Amphitheater/Price Hall"

Contact Information: Veronica Penny

Niles Westside for January 17

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

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

January 17: Joseph Kidder, Speaker - Admirer or Devoted Follower?

CHEMSEM NEWS 2: The Chemistry of Science Fiction

What's your favorite science fiction book or movie? Can you tell if the chemistry in it is right?

All are encouraged to attend and hear Dr. Keith Kostecka's seminar lecture this Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 4:30pm in A-107 Halenz Hall on the topic: The Chemistry of Science Fiction.

This is the second Winter-Spring lecture in the annual Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Series. Our guest speaker comes to us fromColumbia College Chicago.

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

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

There are directions given to Andrews at:

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

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

Andrews Alumna to speak at MLK day

Andrews alumna Claudia Allen will be the main speaker for the Martin Luther King, Jr day at Southwestern Michigan College on Monday, January 19, 2015. She will speak at 12:45pm. 

For more information, visit:


Nedley Depression Recovery seminar

Nedley Depression Recovery seminar starts this Thursday, January 15, at 6:30 pm in the Village Church Fireside Room. The class is every Thursday for 8 weeks. It's not too late to sign up.up by calling 471-7795. We've already ordered the materials, but can place another order on the night the seminar starts (receipt of the materials would then be a week after the seminar starts).

Creating Confident Caregivers class

Creating Confident Caregivers class starts tomorrow, January 13
Tuesdays, January 13-February 17
1:00-3:00 pm
Area Agency on Aging
2900 Lakeview Ave
St Joseph MI
Care for your family member is available free of charge while you attend the class.
Register with Tracy at 800-442-2803 or email

Life Resolutions Class

1. Many of us make New Year's resolutions or otherwise have goals that we find hard to complete or even get started.
Have you recently found yourself saying:
I wish I could . . .
Am I too old to . . .
Someday, maybe I'll . . .
My dream is to . . .
If only I could . . .
Am I too young to . . .
I always wanted to . . .
If I weren't so busy, I would . . . ?

Have you made a resolution to:
be healthier & physically fit
get out of debt
learn to play an instrument
write a book
have great relationships
read through the Bible in a year?

Join the Life Resolutions class Sundays for 3 months 10-11:30 am starting this Sunday, January 18
Village Church Fireside Room

635 St Joseph Ave, Berrien Spring, MI 49103

Expreience weekly:
Practical Tools for Success

Introducing Savings with the Cafe Account at Dining Services

The Cafe Account is for any student over the age of 22 who does not receive the Andrews University tuition assistance residence hall rate and/or is not living in the residence halls.  The Cafe Account can be opened with a minimum of $50 and money can be added to an existing cafe account in any amount $10 or more.


Savings with the Cafe Account

If a student opens a Cafe Account with $400 or more, they receive a non-refundable 5% bonus to their account (faculty and staff do not qualify for the 5% bonus program). Along with this 5% bonus, all student meals at Dining Services are tax-free. With both of these discounts students can receive a savings of 11% in one semester.

We also offer our Loyalty Card program to all non-faculty and staff Cafe Account holders. Account holders, who are not either faculty or staff, can bring their Loyalty Card to the Terrace Cafe whenever they buy a meal.  Once they have purchased a total of ten meals with the loyalty card, bring the card in again to receive the eleventh meal free.

This is the perfect program for anyone who eats at the Terrace Cafe on a regular basis!

For more information feel free to visit the Dining Services office or call us at 269-471-3161.

"True Life" Discussion Seminar on Race, Justice, and the Church

All invited!

This Wednesday at Chan Shun Hall join us for our 2nd discussion on racism, justice, the church, and ministry. Special guests include Berrien County Sheriff and AUs Chief of Campus Safety. Come share your thoughts on these important issues as we start 2015. Details: Wed. Jan. 14 / 11:30am –12:20pm / Chan Shun Hall. ~Sincerely, Seminary Student Forum

Monday, January 12, 2015

Doctoral Defense: Rachel Miller

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: On Monday, January 19, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building, Rachel Miller will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Rachel Miller’s dissertation title is, “Crisis Communication and University Presidential Leadership: A Rhetorical Analysis of Three Case Studies.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

Andrews Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

Andrews University invites the community to join them for their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Thursday, January 15, at 11:30 a.m. in Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University. This event is free and open to the public.

The speaker for this event is Onlielove Alston, faith community organizer and contributing writer for Sojourners Magazine. Alston will speak on the topic of The Biblical Call to Justice and African Roots of the Sabbath.

Alston was born and raised in East New York, Brooklyn. Though she was not raised with any faith at all, at the age of 10 she felt led to read the Bible and pray. Four years later she experienced an inspiring conversion while attending a local Baptist church. She has since earned a degree in human development and African-American studies from Penn State University, and master’s degrees in divinity and social work from Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University School of Social Work, respectively.

A member of Alpha Nu Omega Inc. (a Christian sorority) and the Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary, Alston is part of a growing movement to end poverty. For more than 10 years, Alston has interned and worked for various non-profit organizations such as Sojourners Magazine, New York Faith & Justice, United Workers and Healthcare-Now!

Alston is a featured blogger on Your Black World, and her writing has also appeared in “The Black Commentator,” CONSPIRE Magazine and NPR’s “Onbeing” blog, as well as other print and online publications.

For her writing and activism work, Alston has received the Bennett Fellowship for Social Justice from Auburn Seminary, the National Association of Social Workers-NYC Scholarship for Social Justice, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Minority Coalition Young Adult Award and the 2011 Evangelical Press Association’s Student Writer of the Year First Place Award for her Sojourners Magazine cover story, “Dethroning King Coal: Christians defend a way of life, and the earth, in Appalachia.”

For more information about Alston and her achievements, visit For any questions regarding the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration event at Andrews, contact the Office of Student Life at or 269-471-3215.

AICER Presents Alozie Ogbonna

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) invites students, faculty  and interested participants to attend a research symposium on Tuesday, January 13, at 5:30 p.m.

Presenter: Alozie Ogbonna, Andrews Curriculum & Instruction graduate student; middle school English teacher, New York

Differentiation of Instruction: Universal Elements Critical for an Effective Differentiation

At the end of this symposium participants will be able to identify, analyze and infer situations for the application of critical universal elements for an effective differentiation of instruction.

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall 013

Online participants login at    whether or not they are registered Andrews students.

School of Education 2015-2016 Scholarship Applications

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

Mission Honduras Vespers

The Honduras mission team from Pioneer Memorial church will present an inspiring vespers Sabbath afternoon, January 24, at 5:00 p.m. in the PMC Youth Chapel. Come see and hear the stories of God's work at the Hogar de Ninos children's home and in the surrounding community. The team conducted a camp for more than 180 children, the nursing students served in the local hospital, neighborhood families were fed, a Daniel seminar was conducted, and lots of hugs and smiles were shared. Thank you for your prayer support. Come hear how God answered prayers. For more information contact Glenn Russell ( 

Andrews Seeks Mark in Biotech

Andrews University is launching a biotechnology program to help students make a mark in the growing research and health field, the university announced.

<<< Read the full story >>>

Dolores Slikkers Passed Away

On Thursday, Dec. 18, Dolores Slikker, current board member and long-time Andrews supporter, was in a car accident in Holland and was rushed to the hospital, where she passed away.

Dolores was also an honorary degree recipient. In 2007, both Dolores and her husband, Leon, were awarded honorary Doctors of Law for their significant business accomplishments and their philanthropic endeavors. In 1969, the Slikkers, together with John Freeman, established Maranatha Volunteer International, a non-profit Christian organization that mobilizes volunteers to help in communities around the world.

The Slikkers family is well-established at Andrews; they have had family members involved on campus since the 1960s, and are well-known to many.

A Dolores Slikkers Memorial Fund has been set up at Holland Adventist Elementary School. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to this fund.

CARD SHOWER: Members of the Holland SDA Church have started a card shower for Leon Slikkers. Their goal is for Leon to receive 2000 Christmas or New Years cards--the number of birthday cards Dolores sent each year. If you were personally touched by Dolores' life in some way please put a message in the card stating in what way she effected your life. This is a surprise for Leon, so please keep it under wraps.

Cards can be sent to:

Leon Slikkers
A-5228 147th Ave.
Holland, MI 49423

Please remember Dolores’ family and friends as they mourn her loss.

Andrews Introduces Biotechnology Program

Starting fall semester 2015 the Departments of Biology and Chemistry & Biochemistry at Andrews University will offer a joint program in biotechnology. Biotechnology involves the use of living organisms and biological materials in the development of useful products.

One example of biotechnology is the production of human insulin by genetically engineered bacteria, developed by Genentech in 1982, something many diabetics benefit from to this day.

“Over the last 10–20 years, particularly since the development of DNA sequencing technologies, the biotechnology industry has grown dramatically,” says Peter Lyons, assistant  professor of biology. “There is a great need for people trained in the techniques of biotechnology, as well as other skills such as communication and teamwork that are necessary to do science well.”

The biotechnology faculty will consist of a mix of professors, representing the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering and Agriculture. Their goals for the program are to produce professionals who have not only knowledge in the field of biotechnology but also skills in communication, technology, interdisciplinary teamwork and ethical use of biotechnology information and techniques.

“Here at Andrews we have the benefit of a strong culture of research and a wide spectrum of academic interests,” says Lyons. “This program will be unique in its interdisciplinary nature and its clear aim to develop practical skills that can be applied in the job setting.”

Biotechnology students will conclude their study track with a required internship or research experience. Administration believes this program will address a critical need within a significant segment of the current student population at Andrews.

“A large number of jobs exist for bachelor’s degree-trained workers,” says Lyons, “something that Andrews University does well.”

For more information about this new program, contact Peter Lyons or Dave Nowack, program directors. Lyons can be reached at 269-471-6168 or Nowack can be reached at 269-471-6065 or

Adventist Forum Presents Karl Bailey

The Psychology of a Peculiar People:
Studies of Adventist Sabbath-Keeping
and Other Distinctive Doctrines

presented by

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

Sabbath Afternoon at 3:30 pm
January 24, 2015
Chan Shun Hall
Andrews University

About the Speaker

Dr. Bailey did his undergraduate work at Andrews University, earning a BS degree in psychology and biology.

He then did graduate work at Michigan State University where he earned a Ph.D in cognitive psychology.

Dr. Bailey has an active research program and contributes regularly to the scholarly literature.

His research  interests include:

Language and the Visual World,
Visual Attention & Human Cognition;
Religious Cognition;
Self-Determination Theory;
Research Self-Efficacy;
Sabbath-Keeping Behavior;
Integration of Faith & Learning

Karl was Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is married to Rosemary Joy Bauer Bailey.  They have a daughter named Lilly.


Faculty/Staff Turkey tour -Last week enrollment

One Week Remains to Join the Religion Department’s Biblical Tour of Turkey, March 11-22, 2015!

This Spring, the Religion department is hosting a spiritual pilgrimage tour of Biblical Turkey for faculty and staff of Andrews University and has now opened up the tour to ALL who are interested in attending. This is not a student study tour, but something designed specifically with colleagues and friends of Andrews in mind. We invite you to participate in this extraordinary opportunity!

The tour will take place during Andrews Spring Break, March 11-22, 2015.

Registration closes next Wednesday, January 14.

The cost of the tour is:
·       $2,490 per person in double room for Andrews University Faculty & Staff
·       $2,690 per person in double room for non-faculty & non-staff spouses
·       $2,990 per person in double room for alumni and community members
·       $435 per person additional charge for a single room

To apply to attend, please visit the tour website and click on the Application link:

We hope that you will be able to join us on this fascinating Spiritual Retreat!

The Religion Department

Friday, January 9, 2015

Five Questions With... Rich Aguilera

Rich Aguilera was a successful architect when he decided to make a change.

The Andrews University graduate, who now lives in Niles, realized that working in the architecture industry was just a career, while his real passion was serving as youth director at church and with children's ministries. So in 2008, he closed his architecture practice and opened One Mustard Seed, a ministry that finds fun, creative ways to explore nature and the biblical creation story.

Aguilera, "The Mud Guy" from Guide Magazine and 3ABN's "Kids' Time," travels the world looking for evidence of creation and sharing his discoveries with kids and adults in his columns, books and speaking engagements. His latest interactive presentation, called "HIS Creation," takes place Saturday as part of Andrews University's Howard Center Presents Series at the Howard Performing Arts Center.

<<< Read the full story >>>

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Changes to Dining Services Hours

Due to the University closing, Dining Services will be amending their hours on Friday, January 9

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Thank you for your understanding + stay warm!

Andrews Web Re-Engineering Project

We are rebuilding the Andrews website from the ground up and we want your feedback. For several months now, the campus Web Committee has been discussing and prioritizing how to best implement an overall update to the Andrews website. This significant update would represent a variety of benefits to everyone involved at Andrews, and its most direct mission would be to make the web experience a more engaging one, especially for future students to help improve our overall enrollment, as well as our campus community.

The provost has asked Integrated Marketing & Communication to spearhead the Web Re-Engineering project (working closely with Information Technology Services and other offices). Work began late last semester, and we are now hosting a set of town hall meetings in early January to both 1) inform the Andrews community about some of the details and specifics of the project (priorities, timeline, scope), and 2) receive valuable feedback from you as our campus community on the direction and alternatives for our website as it is reengineered.

Please join us for one of our town hall meetings to get involved; all take place in the Whirlpool Room in Chan Shun Hall (School of Business Administration):

  • Monday, Jan. 12, 3:30–5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 13, 6–7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2–3:30 p.m.





Week in Pictures

Le divin Maitre

Venez pour parler français.

Le divin Maître nous enseigne.

Chan Shun Hall, salle 227

Vendredi, 12:30 - 1:30

Pathfinder Leadership Training

 Pathfinder Leadership Training, Winter Semester, 2015, CYE Master Guide Club

Seminars held at Pioneer Memorial Church. 

AYMT Basic Staff, Teen loft
January 17, 2:15pm, PFAD 001 Pathfinder Club Ministry, Its Purpose
January 17, 3:00pm, PFAD 002, Intro to Pathfinder Club Organization
January 17, 4:15pm, MEDI 100 Intro to Medical, Risk Management, and Child Safety
January 17, 5:15pm, PYSO 104 Development Growth, Ages 10 – 15
January 17, 7:00pm, PFAD 005 Intro to Basic Drill, MG & PLA
January 24, 2:15pm, EDUC 001 Intro to Teaching 
January 24, 3:30pm, PFAD 003, Intro to Pathfinder Club Programming and Planning
January 24, 4:45pm, PFAD 004, Intro to Pathfinder Club Outreach

Master Guide, Teen loft  
January 31, 2:15pm, Creative Resource Development, MG & PLA
January 31, 4:15pm, Leadership
February 14, 2:15pm, Child and Youth Evangelism
February 14, 4:15pm, Communication

Pathfinder Leadership Award, Junior 1 classroom
January 17, 2:15pm, Discipline
January 17, 3:15pm, Outdoor Education
January 17, 7:00pm, March and Drill, MG & PLA
January 23, 6:00pm, Personal Improvement/Understanding Temperaments PLA & PIA
January 24, 2:15pm, Development of Faith
January 24, 3:15pm, Team Building Skills
January 31, 2:15pm, Creative Resource Development, MG & PLA
January 31, 4:15pm, Recreation
February 14, 2:15pm, Current Issues
February 14, 3:15pm, Pathfinder and Community Ministry
February 15, 9:00am, Camp Planning and Programing, PMC Youth Chapel

Pathfinder Instructor Award, Junior 1 classroom
January 9, 6:30pm, Training Instructors to Train
January 9, 7:30pm, Dealing with Attitude
January 16, 6:30pm, Using Your Influence
January 16, 7:30pm, Methods of Facilitation
January 23, 6:00pm, Understanding Temperaments, PLA & PIA
January 23, 7:30pm, Effective Meeting Procedures
January 30, 6:30pm, Training Methods that Work
January 30, 7:50pm, Organizing your Presentation
February 6, 6:30pm, Visual Aids
February 6, 7:50pm, Presenter Techniques

PIA Candidates are encouraged to observe BST, MG and PLA seminars and to participate in January 17, 7:00pm March & Drill.

The outgoing PLA and PIA are offered here for the last time to allow candidates who have already begun the tracks an opportunity to complete their requirements.  Candidates schedule exit reviews and investitures with their area coordinator (MG & PLA) or youth director (PIA).


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Loss in the Stephan/Damron Family

Sylvia Stephan, wife to Fred Stephan and mother to Elise Damron (husband Don) passed away on Wednesday, December 31. A memorial service was held in the PMC Youth Chapel on Sabbath afternoon, January 3.

Graduate Students Consecration Service

Fifth Annual Graduate Students Consecration Service

Former host and director of “It Is Written” Dr. Mark Finley is the featured speaker for the Graduate Students Consecration Service on Sabbath, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.

This year Dr. Finley partners with The School of Graduate Studies and Research to host a week long schedule of events climaxing at the Consecration Service finally.

Here is a look at what the week will bring:

  • Tuesday, January 27 – Graduate Chapel @ 11:30 -12:20 Howard Performing Arts
  • Wednesday, January 28 – Professor Finley Shares @ Classes Arranged
  • Thursday, January 29 – Graduate Social Justice Forum @ 4:30 - 6 Howard Performing Arts
  • Friday, January 30 – Vespers (Live interview with Dr. and Mrs. Finley) @ 7 PMC
  • Saturday, January 31 – Consecration Service @ 11 am Howard Performing Arts

CYB Group Personal Training

Keep Your Resolutions in 2015, come CHANGE YOUR BODY!

Anna Piskozub’s comprehensive group personal training starts a new session on Sunday, January 11, at 9 a.m., at Lamson Health Club. This individualized program will help you create a stronger core, boost agility, increase flexibility and balance while you tone and shape your entire body.

Class times are Sunday at 9 a.m., Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Note: AU employees will be reimbursed up to 50% for the cost of the program. If you are interested in joining, please call the Lamson Health Club at 471-3449 or e-mail Anna at

CANCELLED: ChemSem: Sulfur-Containing Rings

Due to weather, this webinar has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

If you can't be there in person, please join us online:

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Serving the World's Cities: An Andrews University Response

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

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

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

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Niles Westside Church Service for Jan. 10

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

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

January 10: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

A fellowship lunch will follow second service.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Collegiate Sabbath School

Compass Collegiate Sabbath School

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

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

Howard Center Presents... Faculty Trio

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

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

TICKETS REQUIRED: $10 Reserved Seating, Free for Students

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

Grow Michigan

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

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

Eau Claire Church Service for Jan. 10

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

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

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

Four Alumni Build Company

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

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

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

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Berrien Springs Camera Club Jan. Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

            All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Music Materials Center Spring Hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mission Trip & Study Tour

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

Contact Glenn Russell for more information at or by calling 269-876-7657.

School of Education 2015-2016 Scholarship Applications

Applications are now available for School of Education (SED) named scholarships for the 2015–2016 academic year. Only students enrolled in SED programs are eligible. Applications are available in the SED Dean’s Office (Bell Hall, Room 105) as well as each SED department office.

Applications must be submitted to the SED Dean’s Office by noon on Friday, February 6, 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 Praying & Fasting Initiative

Join us for Revival, Fasting, and Special Prayer

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

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

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

10 Days of Prayer @ Michiana Fil-Am

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

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

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

Nedley Depression Recovery Seminar

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Concert at South Bend First Church

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

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

Memorial Service for Ruth Kissinger

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

Funeral Services for Carole Boothby

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

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Season of Prayer

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

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

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

Monday, December 22, 2014

Free Counseling Services

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

Each counselor is supervised by an experienced supervisor.

Types of referral issues accepted include (among others):

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

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

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

Friday, December 19, 2014

Academic Conference to be Held at Andrews

by Jenna Neil

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

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

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

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

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

Professor Speaks on Cuba-U.S. Relations

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

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Professor's Book Used in Romanian Ministry

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

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

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

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

AU News 12.12.14

AU News 12.12.14

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

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

Howard Center Presents... "His Creation"

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Week in Pictures

Tablets for Cuba

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

CUC Announces Name Change

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

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dining Services Software Upgrade

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

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Doctoral Defense: Debbie Potter

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

A Request from Adventist Forum

Dear supporter,

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

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

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


Art Robertson, president
Michiana Adventist Forum

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

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

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Faculty Senate on Race & Justice

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Share Your Photos for Week in Pictures

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

There are two ways to share your images with us:

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

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

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

Cook Nuclear Plant Supports Village School

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

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

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

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

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

Week in Pictures



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when requesting reimbursement or supplying documentation:

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

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


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  • For Current Employees (paid through Payroll): AU ID number. Employees will be taxed
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FAILURE TO SUBMIT PROPER DOCUMENTATION may cause the transactions to not be
reimbursed, or charged to your personal account if purchased on the corporate card.

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Lamson Health Club Sale & Holiday Hours

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

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

Sundays:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

Fridays:  6:00 am - 12:00 pm

March for Justice at Andrews University

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

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

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

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Nativity Set Exhibit

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

Monday, December 8, 2014

Soup for Students

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

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

You can get more info here:


Eau Claire for December 13

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

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

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

AU News 12.5.14

Latest episode of AU News!

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

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Instruments needed for mission field

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

Friday, December 5, 2014

Course Survey Extension

Dear Students and Faculty,

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

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

STUDENTS: Take Fall Course Surveys

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

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

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

Student Gardens Represent at Conference

by Jenna Neil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, December 4, 2014

ITS Computer Store Winter Sale

ITS Computer Store Winter Sale

Special Prices for Special People

30% off on many items

Look for the yellow tag.

Church Secretary Needed

Administrative Assistant Needed Immediately
15 hours per week

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

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

To apply for the position, please send resume to:

Village Church for December 6

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

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

Andrews Photography Submission Opportunity

Greetings Photographers!

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

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

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

Please submit your images by Tuesday December 30th, to while noting the following Image requirements:

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

A Thinking Generation

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

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

Click the link below for program details and schedule.

Department of PT Receives Recycling Grant

 by Lucero Castellanos-Aguirre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To learn more about the Department of Physical Therapy, visit

Born Yesterday in Print

Carmelita Troy Interviewed on 3ABN

by Jenna Neil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To learn more about the School of Business Administration at Andrews University, visit

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Andrews a STEM Jobs Approved University

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

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

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

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

For more information about Andrews’ commitment to students interested in STEM fields of study and careers, visit our website at

For additional information about STEM JobsSM or to request a free survey assessment, please visit

Master Guide seminars

Master Guide seminars at PMC Junior 1 classroom

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

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

Foam Roller Training

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

Doctoral Defense: Daniel Scarone

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

Christmas Open House



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