On Wednesday, April 20, the Department of Communication class, COMM480 Communicating for Community, arranged a Buller Hall Construction Recognition event. The event, specifically coordinated to recognize the construction workers, was held in the Johnson Gym. Cyreka Jacobs, AUSA president, presented them with a large thank-you card on behalf of the Andrews University student body. The workers also received a student-designed T-shirt. “We are grateful to the Construction Team for their hard work and dedication to “building a lasting impression,” says Ashleigh Burnett, administrative assistant for the Department of Communication.
The cold weather will soon be leaving us and I am certain you will want to spend even more time outside of your room. The following are a few basic crime prevention tips which could aid in the reduction of risk to yourself, your property and others.
When you enter your residence hall, your apartment or the building area, please respect access code rules. Do not let unauthorized people (strangers) into controlled areas.
Ensure you lock your door and windows when you leave your room—even if you are only going down the hall to visit a friend or to the front desk to check on any messages/mail. Once you are in your secured room, make sure you know who the person is before you open your door.
Whether inside or outside your building or room, know how you will respond to a fire, tornado or lockdown drill. If you are uncertain on what to do, please ask your dean.
Report all suspicious persons and activities to the resident aide or dean on duty. Please do so immediately and if they are not available, contact the Office of Campus Safety at 269-471-3321 or you can contact the Office of Campus Safety anonymously at http://www.andrews.edu/services/safety/contact/index.html.
If there is an emergency call 911.
- Be watchful of your surroundings, be alert to a setting that seems out of place or something which appears odd–it is ok to be inquisitive.
The safety and security of our campus depends on everyone’s participation!
Rojelio Castillo, Operations Supervisor
Office of Campus Safety
Check out photos from University Awards Forum, Department of Music performance groups and more!
Recently, a passerby noticed the globe was shaking in the wind and notified Plant Administration. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that some of the foundation posts and pipes were broken. As a result, a crane removed the globe on Thursday so repairs could get underway. The globe is expected to be returned to its rightful location by the end of next week, just in time to welcome our Easter Passion Play visitors to campus.
Hundreds of local Hispanic students are expected to gather at Andrews University for Hispanic College Day on Friday, May 6. The free event brings together Hispanic students from four area counties to explore college options and register for college, attend career seminars, and hear a keynote speaker.
The students attending the College Fair represent schools in Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo and Van Buren Counties. The students were selected by their teachers or guidance counselors based on maintenance of a grade point average of 2.0 or better, a sincere interest in college, good attendance for the year, and good interpersonal skills in the classroom.
William Navalon, director of recruitment services and coordinator of this year’s event, says, “This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get exposure to careers and mentors they would otherwise never meet. They get to see other Latinos who have walked in their shoes, yet have made it through college and have successful careers.”
The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with a college fair at the Howard Performing Arts Center located on the campus of Andrews University, followed by the keynote speech delivered by Edwin I. Hernández, a senior program officer for research, education and congregational initiatives at the DeVos Family Foundation. A research fellow with the Center for the Study of Latino Religion at the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a published author, he holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Divinity from Andrews University. His research has focused on Latino religious experience, theological education, congregational studies, and the role of religious leaders in sustaining the life and commitment of socially-engaged congregations.
Following the keynote, students will break out to attend seminars geared to their age group, including career option exploration and how to pay for college. Later, students will gain additional insights into achieving their academic and professional goals by hearing from a panel of successful Latino professionals and current college students.
Past student participants in Hispanic College Day have had positive feedback. One student said the seminar presentations, “gave me options I didn’t know I had, and now I am able to pay for college.”
Hispanic College Day began in 1984, and grew from a need to ensure Hispanic students, who are traditionally most at risk for not being able to attend college, had access to a source of information regarding college and career options. It was first hosted by the Van Buren Technology Center. Due to increased participation and an interest for more exposure to a college campus, local colleges and universities now do the hosting. Last year’s event was held at Western Michigan University.
Check out photos from the Gymnics Homeshow, the Classical Seminary Concert, Italian Cafe: Opera Arias and Songs, plus much more!
The U.S. ambassador to Suriname will be among the featured speakers during Andrews University Graduation Weekend, April 29-May 1, the university announced. Read full story.
Enrollment Management has a new staff member, Johannes Chitura. Johannes is the communication systems coordinator for the Enrollment Management Communication Center (EMCC). EMCC was formerly known as the Mailing Center and is still located on the lower level of the Administration Building.
Johannes has worked as an Enrollment Management student worker for the past four years and has been filling in since Stephanie Wylie, who formerly held that role, left in February. Johannes will be with us at least until the end of the year.
Along with many of the Integrated Marketing & Communication staff, Johannes has helped Enrollment Management set up some new systems, including a new inventory tracking module. He is also working with IMC to update the communication plan for interest-level prospective students and assisting with other marketing related pieces.
Johannes communicates with departments on a weekly basis about prospective students (interest-, applicant-, and accepted-levels), as well as what other interests they might have like Gymnics, music, leadership and more. The Enrollment Management team is willing to visit your department and help you understand how to better utilize preVue for these communications as well as day-to-day communication with prospective students.
The EMCC still prepares packets for those who visit other schools and countries for recruiting purposes. If you wish to place a request for recruiting materials with the EMCC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 471-6509. Please give at least two weeks advance notice. For large events and orders over 200, 4–6 weeks advance notice is needed. To ship internationally, 6 weeks or more is required to guarantee timely arrival of materials.
Andrews University has announced their commencement speakers during graduation week. Read full story.
The emergence of spring at Andrews University brings with it an opportunity to witness to the community.
Since 2003, Andrews University has hosted its annual Easter Passion Play on campus... Read the full article.
Take a sneek peek inside Buller Hall, and catch up on various campus events including the Graduate Fair, International Student Sabbath and more!
University student Ryan McCabe is painting with a purpose this semester. Ryan, a graphic design major, presented his BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition on Tuesday, March 22, at the Andrews University Smith Hall Gallery. The exhibit was called “The Least of These” and it sought to find sponsors for children in need around the globe. Sponsorships were made through Compassion International, a Christian child advocacy ministry that provides hope for youth in poverty. Read full story.
The Department of Clinical & Laboratory Sciences is now the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS).
The Village Green Preservation Society (VGPS), the environmental club at Andrews University, has applied for and received a grant to support recycling efforts on campus. The grant of $474 was provided by Berrien County through the School Recycling Grant Program, a program that exists to provide monetary support for school waste reduction, recycling projects and activities that support environmentalism. This is the third consecutive year VGPS has received the grant. Funds will be used to provide recycling bins in Bell Hall and the Center for Adventist Research (CAR). Read full story.
Andrews University is transitioning the Class Schedule from a print version to exclusively online. The 2011–2012 Class Schedule will be the final printed schedule and is available online at www.andrews.edu/go/classes. The 2012–2013 academic year Class Schedule will be the first exclusively online version. The transition to an online schedule will offer campus the most up-to-date information, in addition to being cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. Often, the Class Schedule is outdated before it is even distributed. For example, in fall 2010 and spring 2011, departments submitted more than 580 schedule change forms after the schedule was printed. An online-only Class Schedule will save the University print costs of nearly $4,000 each year and eliminate more than 6,000 printed copies from
eventually ending up in a landfill. The online Class Schedule is searchable by department, subject, time and meeting days. The online Class Schedule will expand to include links to the final exam and Week of Spiritual Emphasis schedules, course and lab fees, important calendar dates, and many other necessary links. Students, teachers and advisors will also be able to download and/or print up-to-date copies of the schedule, and a class planner link is available for students. If you have questions or suggestions that will make this resource more helpful to you, please e-mail to email@example.com.A taskforce group dedicated to enhancing the quality and usability of this product will review your feedback.
BERRIEN SPRINGS - Imperial Japan's occupation of Korea is far from a fond memory for Koreans who lived through it. And the legacy lingers for those born decades after Japanese soldiers left in 1945 after 36 years of often brutal occupation. But the death and devastation from Japan's March 11 earthquake is touching Korean hearts at Andrews University in Oronoko Township. The leader of a campus Korean club said the need to help Japan proved an extra incentive for boosting club sales at Sunday's 47th Annual International Food Fair in the university's Johnson Gym. Read full story.
Check out photos from recent art exhibitions, the Music & Worship Conference, Cardinal Ice Hockey, and more!
When the Georgia Guitar Quartet performed Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto Andaluz” with the Utah Symphony Orchestra a few years ago, the event was a rarity for the GGQ: The musicians were playing a piece that actually calls for four guitar parts....For the April 3 concert at the Howard Performing Arts Center in Berrien Springs, the GGQ will perform works by Chopin, Grieg, Prokofiev and Radiohead, among others. Read full story.
Two Andrews University students were interviewed on Fox 28's Morning Show about the upcoming International Food Fair. Watch interview.
AT&T is extending a 25% discount on personal cell phone services to employees of the General Conference and its affiliates, which includes faculty and staff of Andrews University. The discount is available on most wireless voice and data rate plans. In order to sign up for this discount please follow the instructions attached in the General Conference Benefit Package document or bring a copy of this document to your nearest AT&T store.
- If you have existing AT&T wireless service, please follow the instructions entitled “Existing AT&T Service” at the top of page 4.
If you do not have AT&T wireless service and want to order new service, please follow the instructions entitled “Ordering New Service” at the bottom of page 5.
The Village Green Preservation Society (VGPS), the environmental club on campus, has applied for and received a grant for Bell Hall and the Center for Adventist Research (CAR). The grant of $474 was provided by Berrien County through the School Recycling Program that the county has run for several years. This spring's grant completes a total of three grants awarded to the University through VGPS, including grants for the residence halls, the Administration Building, Ruth Murdoch Elementary School and most recently Bell Hall and the CAR. VGPS' mission is to continue to apply for recycling grants so students, faculty and staff will have access to recycling in every building on campus. Planning for next school year's grants are currently underway.
Rest on the Sabbath. Heed Old Testament dietary codes. And be ready for Jesus to return at any moment. If these practices sound quaint or antiquated, think again. They're hallmarks of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the fastest-growing Christian denomination in North America. Read full story.
- Ron Clouzet, professor of Christian Ministry and Pastoral Theology at Andrews University, and director of the North American Division Evangelism Institute, is quoted in this article.
- Edwin Hernandez, a member of the Andrews University Board of Trustees and a research fellow at the Center for the Study of Latino Religion at the University of Notre Dame, is also quoted in this article.
A longstanding Andrews University tradition, the 47th International Food Fair promises authentic cuisines prepared by volunteers from more than 20 international clubs representing cultures and traditions from around the world. The public is invited to attend this year’s annual event on Sunday, March 27, at the Johnson Gym on the campus of Andrews University. From noon to 7 p.m., visitors will enjoy a small taste of the diversity represented among the student body. Admission to the event is free. Read full story.
The Andrews University Board of Trustees convened for their annual Spring Meeting, Feb. 28–March 2. The quinquennial meeting of the Andrews University Corporation was held March 1 in the Seminary Chapel. Then, on Wednesday, March 2, President Niels-Erik Andreasen met with faculty and staff for the Board briefing. Read full story.
Check out photos from Wellness Week, a Gymnics performance and updates on campus construction.
Polly's Place representatives speak to Andrews University class
Andrews University counseling and ministry students got a firsthand look at the face of domestic violence when two women told their stories of abuse at the hands of former husbands and a boyfriend. The stories were part of a visit last week by representatives of the Niles-based Polly's Place women's shelter. The women were invited by instructor Alina Baltazar to speak to her class, called Family Violence through the Lifespan. Baltazar worked at Polly's Place six years ago and is familiar with the agency's program. Read full story.
It may seem like there are so many traffic laws and rules of the road: traffic signs, traffic signals, questions on whether vehicles can or cannot have tinted windows, driving speeds, use of seatbelts and child safety equipment, and the list goes on and on. There is an excellent online resource to find the most frequently asked questions and even offers an opportunity to ask additional questions related to traffic safety. Just visit Michigan.gov.
Is it really necessary to have a vehicle title or maintain registration and insurance on a vehicle? Vehicles are required to be titled, registered, insured and have a valid license plate on display in order to operate on Michigan roadways. The title is a legal document that proves property ownership. In Michigan, this title includes a motor vehicle and other motor property.
All motor vehicles and trailers used on Michigan roads must be registered and must display valid license plates. The registration will display the plate number and what vehicle that plate is registered to.
Michigan requires insurance coverage that includes bodily injury/property damage (BI/PD), personal injury protection (PIP) and property protection insurance (PPI). This required coverage is limited. If you want your insurance company to cover damage to your vehicle or theft, you may choose to carry collision coverage (damage) and comprehensive coverage (theft). You will need to consult with your insurance company to determine the best insurance coverage for your vehicle.
Your proof of registration and a proof of your Michigan no-fault insurance certificate should be in your vehicle or you should carry it with you when you drive. If you cannot show proof of insurance to a law enforcement officer, the court may order the Secretary of State to suspend your driver license. If you cannot show proof of registration, this could also result in a citation. Keep the title to your vehicle in a secure location and not in your vehicle.
New Michigan residents must immediately title and register their vehicles at a Secretary of State office and turn in the title from their previous home state. You are considered a Michigan resident if you have a permanent home or employment in Michigan with the intention of remaining in the state.
You are welcome to visit any Secretary of State Office or the Office of Campus Safety for a copy of the booklet, “What Every Driver Must Know.” The information booklet is also online.
Further information can be also be obtained at michigan.gov/sos.
Safe motoring and our campus safety and security depend on everyone’s participation.
-Rojelio Castillo, Operations Supervisor
Office of Public Safety
“It emptied me of garbage, to make space for Him.”
“It was such a blessing. Jesus is awesome!”
“I want to be saturated by Jesus.”
“It” is the One project. The story of its inception is reminiscent of a modern day parable. Seven men shared a common bond: A deep love for Jesus. Their lives were already committed to Christ, but there was something in each of them that desired to be re-centered both in their own spiritual lives and within the Church they love. The question was: how?
Each of them are leaders in the Seventh-day Adventist Church: Alex Bryan, senior pastor at the Walla Walla University Church; Japhet De Oliveira, director of the Center for Youth Evangelism and chaplain for missions at Andrews University; Dany Hernandez, pastor for collegiate and young adult ministries at Forest Lake Adventist Church; Eddie Hypolite, associate youth director for the South England Conference, UK; Sam Leonor, pastor for LaSierra University; Tim Gillespie, pastor for young adult ministries at Loma Linda University Church of Seventh-day Adventists; and Terry Swenson, campus chaplain for Loma Linda University.
For 9 months, they planned. Then came a day in July 2010 when five of them gathered at a Holiday Inn in Denver, joined periodically by the other two through the wonders of modern technology. For two days, they prayed. They fasted. They shared in communion. They reflected upon a simple statement: Jesus. All.
“It sounds incredibly simple, but it was our ‘ah-ha’ moment,” says De Oliveira. They remembered the energy that started the Seventh-day Adventist Church. They shared that same deep desire to see Jesus return.
For two days, they dialogued and dreamed. “We started with a desire to gather people together for prayer, Bible study and reflection on the person of Jesus,” says Leonor. “After this first gathering I am ready to say we are addressing a need. The need is Jesus as the center of everything we do.”
“Secularism has taken root and the power and presence of Jesus is missing,” says De Oliveira. “We have a generation who are almost-Christian but lack vitality in their faith.
As their conversations unfolded, their mission began to take shape. “What if we gathered together leaders from all over the world to celebrate the supremacy of Jesus in the Seventh-day Adventist Church?” “What if we gathered and focused on what it would mean for us, on a personal, and then local, and finally global community?” “What if we had honest conversation about our legacy, heritage and call for our Church today?” “What if we brought leaders, youth and adults, young and old, employed and retired, pastors and members and simply soaked in Jesus again?”
After two days together, the seven returned to their homes and ministries. And like a single pebble thrown into a still lake, creating circles that continue to widen, their renewed passion for Jesus in our Seventh-day Adventist Church spread. Their movement adopted the moniker the One project.
With their hearts on fire for Jesus, these seven modern-day disciples began to seek out others to join them in their renewed mission to celebrate His supremacy. As they looked around at their friends, family, colleagues, students, church members, each of them felt God’s leading as one-by-one, they extended personal invitations for others to come to the next One project gathering.
The One project gathering in Seattle, February, 2011.
De Oliveira invited Kessia Reyne Bennett, a graduate student at Andrews University. “I longed for more of Jesus in my life and in the denomination I love. It sounded like this gathering was going to part of a movement to see that realized. I wanted to be a part of that,” she says.
Sam Leonor hopes this movement can turn attention to what matters most. “When William Miller wrote about the soon coming of Jesus, he expressed a deep love and longing for Him. He was less concerned with streets of gold, eternal life, etc. He wanted to be with Him. My desire for our Church is that we renew that kind of devotion to Jesus. That our longing be solely for His presence.”
What began with just seven men who love Jesus grew to nearly 180 at the February 2011 One project in Atlanta. There, for a day and a half, it was Jesus alone who took the spotlight. Each of these men shared personal testimony and reflections about their Jesus: Jesus in our Church; Jesus in our History; Jesus in our Theology; Jesus in our Mission; Jesus in our Experience and finally, a Jesus. All. Communion service. The leaders’ heartfelt testimonies, paired with opportunities for dialog, responses, prayer and worship through music resulted in a transformative experience for those who came to see what the One project was all about.
“I chose to attend the One project because I truly believed that Jesus was working in the lives of its leaders,” said Leah Rodriguez, a student at Andrews University. “I wanted to be a part of that. I saw it as a chance to see Jesus in a new light.”
Benjamin Lundquist, a youth pastor at the Camelback Seventh-day Adventist Church in Phoenix, Ariz., came away from the One project with a renewed energy unlike anything he’d experienced before. “To sit in a room with some of the most influential minds in our Church and purely worship and proclaim Jesus as Savior and Lord! I left Atlanta with a renewed focus and energy for my personal spiritual journey and in my ministry calling. The One project was a chance to leave facades behind, let down your guard, express questions, let the world know you don't have all the answers, and simply ‘be’ with Jesus.”
It began with seven. It has taken a grassroots hold upon a rapidly growing number of faithful believers in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Their energy will undoubtedly spread. But that’s exactly what those seven spiritual leaders dreamed of.
“That’s what the One project is about,” says De Oliveira. “We dreamed of starting something to stimulate the preaching, worship and adoration of Jesus within and throughout the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
First there were seven. Then there were 180. Only God knows what the One project gatherings in Finland (Oct. 31–Nov. 1, 2011), again in Seattle (Feb. 13–14, 2012) and Denmark (Oct. 29–30, 2012) will hold. But it’s not about the numbers, rather, the effect the One project is having upon the family of Christ. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. Matthew 18:20.
The One project is partner of the Center for Youth Evangelism, a training and resource center for claiming, training and reclaiming youth and young adults for Jesus Christ. It is located on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich., as part of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. Learn more about the One project at www.the1project.org.
The Andrews University Men’s Cardinal Basketball team made history Saturday night, March 5, when they upset the University of Cincinnati Clermont in what many would call a “David vs. Goliath” victory. The Cardinals were competing in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Men’s Division II Championship and “knew we had our hands full,” says David Jardine, head coach. The Cardinals started off with an 8-0 run and never trailed, defeating UC-Clermont 69-54. Read full story.
The Andrews University men's basketball team defeated the University of Cincinnati-Clermont 69-54 in the championship game of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II men's basketball tournament Saturday at Penn State Fayette University in Uniontown, Pa. Read full story.
The Andrews University men’s Cardinal basketball team made history Saturday night when it upset the University of Cincinnati Clermont in what many would call a “David vs. Goliath” victory. Read full story.
A 31-year-old Andrews University student had to be hospitalized Saturday after falling into an icy lake and being rescued 25 minutes later, state police reported. Read full article...
A 31-year-old Andrews University student was hospitalized over the weekend after falling through the ice in the cold waters near Clear Lake in Buchanan. Read the full article...
Check out photos from the Men's Residence Halls Bench Press Competition, the Cardinal Men's Basketball team's homecoming after winning the USCAA Basketball Division 11 Tournament, several music performances at the Howard Performing Arts Center, the J.N. Andrews Honors Poster Session and so much more!
What do card games, the first-ever Siegfried H. Horn Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Awards, the tubing hill and Dave Ferguson playing a game show host have in common? Survey says…All were a very memorable part of the 2011 Andrews Family Game Night & Awards Presentation, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, in the Howard Performing Arts Center. Each year at this annual event, awards and recognition are given to faculty and staff members for Years-of-Service, Excellence in Service, Spiritual Life and Daniel Augsburger Awards for Excellence in Teaching. This was the inaugural year for the Siegfried H. Horn Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award. Read full story.
The votes were counted and recounted at the end of the third week of February for the annual Andrews University Student Association (AUSA) elections. On Friday, Feb. 18, the candidates’ hard work and prayer came to fruition. Serving the student body of Andrews University next year as elected AUSA officers will be: Andrew Moll, president; Sandra Owusu-Antwi, vice-president; Nathaniel Gibbs, religious vice-president; Kristina Penny, editor-in-chief of the Student Movement; and José Rivera, social recreation director. Read full story.
President Niels-Erik Andreasen received the Charles Elliot Weniger Award for Excellence on January 29, 2011, in recognition of his long career in theology and leadership for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The award was presented during the annual meeting of the Charles E. Weniger Society held at the Loma Linda University Church in Loma Linda, Calif. Read full story.
Robert L. Overstreet will be the new principal at Andrews Academy in Berrien Springs, Mich. With more than 15 years of teaching and administrative experience under his belt, Overstreet aspires to create a positive, Christ-centered experience for academy students when he begins his position for the 2011-12 school year. Read full story.
The Architecture Missions Group in the Andrews University School of Architecture, together with the congregation of the Carmel Church in Carmel, Ind., recently celebrated the grand-opening of the first phase of the new addition to the church. The new addition, designed by architecture students from Andrews University, is a multipurpose room currently serving as a sanctuary and fellowship hall. It will eventually expand to include a formal sanctuary. Read full story.
In the fall of 2010, the Andrews University International Development Program (IDP) began a new cohort group of 38 graduate students in South Africa. Master of Science in Administration (MSA) students working in diverse non-governmental organizations such as ADRA, UNICEF and Save the Children are among those enrolled to study on the campus of Helderberg College. This is the first time the course has been offered in South Africa, allowing professionals from the African continent to study part-time without leaving their jobs. Read full story.
Check out Chapel with Sam Leonor, a presentation of The Slave Salvation Story, Cardinal basketball, Andrews Family Game Night and more!
Valued Guests of Dining Services,
Over the past couple of months, Dining Services has experienced a number of changes. Along with exciting developments comes the opportunity to learn how we can most effectively serve our campus. Thank you for the helpful feedback that many have offered. As part of the conversation, we would like to share more about our philosophy and goals for Dining Services.
Our strong commitment is to offer each of you, our guests, exceptional service and quality cuisine. We work hard to create a welcoming environment at every meal. Each team member is dedicated to offering you the finest food, delivered with the very best customer service. Our goals are to exceed your expectations and be proactive in solving problems.
Over the next few weeks, we will begin to make several changes. We have already moved the carry out option to a single register and added a second salad bar line to speed up service. Our hot lines now offer several options that are self-serve, allowing you to obtain the portion you desire in a more efficient manner. Over spring break, changes to the stir fry station will be made to allow for faster service.
The philosophy of the All-You Care-To-Eat program was designed for the convenience of our guests. Each meal provides an opportunity for guests to select from a broad range of foods as well as the option to return during the meal. Our staff is trained to serve you an appropriate portion and then ask you to come back if you would like more. We do so, first, to ensure that the food selected is consumed and thus reduce the potential of waste. Second, to guarantee our food is hot and fresh, we cook in batches instead of preparing everything in advance. By serving each guest a proper portion, all diners are ensured a high-quality meal without delay.
Our To-Go option has been a learning process and warrants clarification, as well. Each To-Go guest is provided with a container, bowl, cup and utensils for a single use in the servery area. Guests are encouraged to take as much food as the container will hold with its lid completely closed, including items such as cookies and fruits. Guests selecting the To-Go option may not eat in the dining room area, but must take their containers out of the 3rd floor Dining Services area. Return trips to the servery are not allowed.
Like many other campus entities, Dining Services has a camera security system located throughout our venues. In a recent review of this system in both the Terrace Café and the Gazebo, we were disappointed to learn that some have taken product without purchasing it or having it deducted from their meal plan. We are working closely with administrators and the department of Public Safety to make appropriate changes in our procedures and to clearly define a firm disciplinary response to these violations.
We value each of our guests in Dining Services. Your feedback over the course of the 2010-11 school year has assisted us in improving our service and expanding your choices. Your voice can still be heard every other week in our food committee. Please consider joining us at our next meeting on Wednesday, March 2 at 10:30 am in the Lincoln Room. I appreciate this opportunity to share our progress with you and look forward to working together to provide exceptional dining experiences.
God bless each of you,
J. Mark Daniels
Bon Appetit Management Company
Andrews University Dining Services
CMRadio's interview with Sandi Patty is now available online!
Chapel with Pastor Roy Ice, the Graduate Student Association Banquet, SIFE's Free Tax Prep, Sandi Patty at the Howard Center and more!
At the United Way Annual Meeting and Recognition Luncheon held on Thursday, Jan. 13, at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Mich., representatives from Andrews University were surprised to learn they were accepting a Live United Award for the University’s work in a funded partner evaluation project. The award was accepted by Dave Faehner, vice president for University Advancement, and Curtis VanderWaal, chair of the Department of Social Work and director of the Center for Community Impact Research, a branch of the Institute for Prevention of Addictions (IPA). Read full story.
On January 18, 2011, at the annual meeting of the Berrien County Dairy Herd Improvement Association, the Andrews University Dairy walked away with the majority of the awards for milk production in 2010. Read full story.
Alayne Thorpe has been appointed as dean of Distance Education for Andrews University. Concurrently, she is also serving as the interim president of Griggs University, whose ownership was transferred to Andrews University in November 2010. Upon the physical move of Griggs University to the Andrews campus, Thorpe’s role will become solely focused on being the dean of Distance Education at Andrews. Read full story.
The Andrews University Office of Campus Ministries has created a new outreach program for students this school year. Inspired by Jesus’ words, “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve...” Sunday Projects provides both community service and evangelistic opportunities in the local community and neighboring towns. The ministry focuses on practical needs and participates in hands-on activities, ranging from children’s ministries to providing food baskets and even an occasional painting job, every other Sunday. Read full story.
"Berrien County needed a master plan for its proposed 48-acre county campus in Benton Township, and Andrews University architecture students needed the experience... Read the full article.
Check out photos from Cardinal Classic, AUSA Election Forum, Winter Speed-dating and more!
After a semester of writing, photographing, editing and designing, Envision magazine’s winter/spring 2011 issue is finished and available. The magazine, created and designed exclusively by Andrews University students, features inspiring stories as well as various articles, poetry, photography and art work. This is the second issue of the magazine. Read full story.
Regarded as "The Voice" of contemporary Christian music, Patty will be in concert at the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University. Read full article.
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This week we have photos from the Health Careers Job Fair, the launch of Envision Magazine, Brr BBQ, All-Night Volleyball and more!
Andrews University has announced the names of undergraduate students appearing on the dean's list for fall semester 2010. The following students have achieved a semester GPA of 3.5 or above with at least 12 credits, no incompletes and no grade below a B. There are 531 students on the dean’s list. Read full story.
Andrews University student Chantel Atkinson is the recipient of the North American Division (NAD) Women’s Ministries Scholarship for the Lake Union. Scholarship winners were announced at the beginning of December and also hail from Weimar College, Southwestern Adventist University, Union College and Atlantic Union College. Read full story.
Check out photos from AUSA's Week of Spiritual Emphasis, BarlowGirl and more!
The Andrews University Board of Trustees is promoting spiritual growth on campus like never before. Thanks to generous donations given by board members, E. Edward and Ann Zinke of the Foundation for Adventist Education, Andrews faculty and staff, along with a host of other donors, all current University students were able to receive an Andrews Study Bible free-of-charge. Distributions took place in January just in time to get the Word of God into the hands of every student prior to Weeks of Spiritual Emphasis. Read full story.
Andrews.COMM, the official newsletter of the Department of Communication. See PDF attachment for news and information.
With each semester, we experience excitement and anxiety which come naturally with school projects, jobs, family, finances and even the weather. We must take care to prevent these moods from affecting our driving.
Things like “careless/reckless/aggressive driving,” and “road rage” are used to describe a person’s behavior when driving unsafely. Driving is a privilege for citizens and guests of this country, granted to us in the form of a permit from our state government and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), better known as vehicle operator license. While we should drive safely and defensively, the reality is that more and more drivers are becoming aggressive drivers, even though this behavior could threaten the lives of other road users as well as their own.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Michigan State Police have accepted this definition of aggressive driving: when individuals commit a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property. It is estimated 66% of road fatalities are caused by aggressive driving behaviors.
The most common behaviors of aggressive drivers include exceeding the posted speed limit, following too closely (tail gating), failure to obey traffic control devices (stop signs, yield signs, traffic signals, railroad grade cross signals, etc.), red light running, erratic or unsafe lane changes and improperly signaling lane changes.
Aggressive driving by definition is a traffic offense, but can escalate into road rage, which is a criminal offense. Road rage is defined by the NHTSA as "an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger(s) of one motor vehicle on the operator or passenger(s) of another motor vehicle or is caused by an incident that occurred on a roadway."
On aggressive driving, there are two separate statutes which are concepts of aggressive driving. They are “Careless Driving” and “Reckless Driving.” The difference between careless and reckless driving is one of intent and/or the possible consequences of such an act.
Under Michigan Criminal Law, the definition for careless and reckless driving can be found at MCL 257.626b Careless Driving and MCL 257.626 Reckless Driving (note web links below).
Safety must our priority at all times, so drive carefully, and enjoy the roads at Andrews University.The safety and security of our campus depends on everyone’s participation.
Ivan Sierra-Rivera, Safety Officer
Office of Public Safety
The Andrews University Community & International Development Program in collaboration with the Haitian Adventist Graduate Student Association, School of Architecture and Parlé Club is making a difference in Haiti this semester. On Jan 12, the public and campus community took part in “We Remember Haiti,” a benefit event to raise awareness and funds for a scholarship program at Haitian Adventist University. The live program took place at the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University and was recorded and rebroadcast on The Hope Channel on Feb. 5 and 6.
The January 12 event marked the one-year anniversary of the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake that took the lives of an estimated 250,000–300,000 people and left millions homeless.
Jean Josue Pierre, president of Haitian Adventist University, attended the benefit at the Howard Performing Arts Center. Pierre was in Haiti with his wife when the earthquake struck in 2010. He remembers being in the car and it starting to shake. He witnessed a nearby building fall to the ground and credits God for keeping him safe. However, the campus of Haitian Adventist University was badly damaged.
During the program, Ron Whitehead, assistant to the president for spiritual life, presented to Pierre a check for $650. The monies were raised by a variety of Andrews students, staff, faculty and community members specifically to benefit student scholarships at Haitian Adventist University. It’s part of a larger effort from other Adventist universities and institutions to raise $100,000 for Haitian Adventist University scholarships.
A very touched Pierre said, “I'd like to say thanks, not only for what they've already done but also for what they are about to do. We need prayer. We need your moral support. But we also need what you can donate because your donations will make a difference in the life of our nation. Support Adventist Christian education in Haiti for our youth. We have to prepare them, not only for this society, but also for eternity.”
“The program itself was the culmination of God’s working through many people in the Andrews community,” says Tyler Cantrell, coordinator of the event, “and to see the 180–200 people in the audience on a weekday in the middle of a blizzard was testimony to the power of love and compassion for Haiti. God opened doors that I didn’t even know needed to be opened.”
Cantrell says the generosity of donors as well as the programming of The Hope Channel, Maranatha and Live Ministries was “just so God-filled and Spirit-led. There cannot be words enough to express how thankful I am to all of them.”
The program also featured several musical performances including the Deliverance Mass Choir, and a documentary film highlighting Adventist organizations, relief efforts and the needs that still exist.
The event was just one effort Andrews is making towards its $100,000 goal to provide scholarships for Haitian students. Donations can be given at the Andrews website. (Type www.andrews.edu and click on “Give to Andrews” at the bottom of the page).
For more information, contact the Andrews University International Development Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmastime cruises are pretty common, and for good reason—you can spend a week or so doing exactly what you want in a warm, sunny place, while someone else cleans your room and serves your meals. But what if you went on a cruise with the intent of serving others?
That’s the purpose of Cruise with a Mission, an annual Christmastime mission project under the direction of José Bourget, assistant director of the Center for Youth Evangelism. On December 12, 2010, just over 100 participants left Tampa Bay, Fla., to assist with mission projects throughout the Caribbean, strengthen their relationship with God and form friendships. Read full story.
President Niels-Erik Andreasen was featured in the Crónica Chillán. Read the full article (in Spanish)...
We've got photos from the hard hat tours of the Undergraduate Learning Center, AUSA Week of Spiritual Emphasis, the undergraduate distribution of the Andrews Study Bible and more!
Doctor of Ministry Newsletter for January. Please see attachment for full document.
“The best part of my job is the opportunity to work with and minister to the students,” says Jonathan Mark Daniels, the newly appointed general manager of Dining Services at Andrews University. Daniels is officially an employee of Bon Appétit Management, the onsite restaurant company running Dining Services. Read full story.
CONFIDENTIAL COMPLAINT MECHANISM – INTERNAL AUDITOR
In an effort to continue to follow best practices at Andrews University, a confidential complaint mechanism is available which faculty, staff and students may use to share concerns, independent of management, about questionable accounting, accounting controls, auditing matters or financial ethical misconduct.
If you have a financial concern, you may contact the internal auditor, Sylvia Budd, directly at 471-6503 or email@example.com, or you may submit your complaint online via the Internal Auditor’s homepage at www.andrews.edu/services/auditor.
This week we have photos from the "We Remember Haiti" benefit and the graduate gift distribution of the Andrews Study Bible.
"We Remember Haiti."
That was the simple message at Wednesday's one year anniversary benefit service to remember the Haitian earthquake victims: The people of Haiti will not be forgotten. Read full story.
They may be thousands of miles from home, but their hearts are still in Haiti.
Haitian students at Andrews University took time to pause on Wednesday — exactly a year after an earthquake ravaged their homeland — to remember the thousands of lives that were lost on Jan. 12, 2010, when a 7.0 magnitude quake ravaged their country. Read full story.
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day but Andrews University in Berrien Springs is getting the celebrations underway early, with a special speaker on Thursday morning. This year's events focus on the theme of women's achievements and concerns. Read full story.
The Andrews University Men’s Cardinal Basketball Team is making a name for itself this season. The team is currently ranked third in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Men’s Division II and holds a winning 9-5 record. Facing off against opponents like Oakwood University and Kuyper College in the coming weeks, the Cardinals hope to secure victories as well as an invitation to the USCAA National Tournament in March. Read full story.
Events to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place across Southwest Michigan beginning Thursday. Read the full article...
Naturally7, whom Quincy Jones describes as “poised to take a cappella to the next level,” will be performing at the Howard Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Read full story.
Public attention has shifted away from Haiti since last year's earthquake, but its problems haven't gotten any better. Read the full story...
Check out photos from Chapel, ULC construction, the Great Andrews Campout and more!
The sisters of BarlowGirl, a rising contemporary Christian band that combines the beauty of songs and ballads with emotionally weighty wordplay, will take to the Howard Performing Arts Center stage at Andrews University on Saturday, Jan. 29 as part of “Howard Center Presents…” for the 2010-11 season. Read the full story...
“Building the Beloved Community—From Horizon to Horizon: Global Women’s Achievements and Concerns” is the theme for the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Andrews University. This year’s events, running Jan. 13–20, will honor the life and legacy of peace-advocating civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. and include a variety of activities to enhance the understanding and appreciation of his service. All public events take place on the campus of Andrews University.
The celebration kicks off with prominent historian, author and long-time political activist Barbara Ransby offering the keynote address for University Forum on Thursday, Jan. 13. The program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center and is open to the public. Ransby has published dozens of articles and essays in scholarly and popular venues. In 2003, she authored the award-winning biography Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision. Currently, she continues her activist scholarship in the areas of gender and women’s studies.
Each year, Andrews observes a tradition of having a student present one of King’s sermons. This year’s honored student, John Coaxum, a first-year seminarian, will present, “Three Dimensions of a Complete Life” during New Life Fellowship Worship Service on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 11:30 a.m. in the Seminary Chapel located in the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. The sermon was originally presented by King on April 9, 1967, at the New Covenant Baptist Church in Chicago, Ill.
In recognition of demonstrated service to meet the global concerns of women, Andrews University will honor Demetra Andreasen, Bertha M. King and Jasmine Jacob as the recipients of the 2011 Legacy of Freedom Awards. The Convocation and Awards Presentation will take place Sunday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Seminary Chapel. The keynote speaker is Tricia Wynn of the Lake Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The convocation and awards ceremony will also feature an “End It Now” display that highlights international efforts to eradicate all forms of violence against women.
An essential component of honoring King’s legacy is performing meaningful acts of community service. On Monday, Jan. 17, a group of pre-selected students will provide manicures, hairstyling and makeup for residents at a local women’s shelter. Childcare and snacks will also be provided.
Several other events are planned for the week, including a café poetry reading on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Recreation Center located in the Campus Center. A special MLK Student Symposium Choice will also be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 11:30 a.m. (Location TBA.) “The Daughters of Eve: Global Issues and Concerns” choice will be led by Claudia Allen, Kevin Leonor and Darlene Doran. The student scholars will present their original research developed in English 215. Following individual PowerPoint presentations, each student will participate in a panel discussion on the implications and consequences of their recent findings.
The week of events concludes on Thursday, Jan. 20, with a showing of Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority, a film documentary highlighting Mink, the first Asian American woman to serve in the United States Congress (Hawaii). The showing will take place in Garber Auditorium located in Chan Shun Hall at 7 p.m.
The Andrews University Cardinal Hockey Team is representing the school well this season. The Cardinals are first-place in the B Silver Division at the Ice Box Skating Rink in South Bend, Ind. The team plays in a men’s recreation league against six other teams and currently holds a winning 7-4 record.
“This is the eighth year I’ve been involved with the Cardinals in a men’s recreation league,” says John Banks, team coach/sponsor and professor of physical therapy. “We’ve always done well. Every year, we’ve been one of the top three teams in divisions we’ve been placed in. There has been a steady improvement with many individuals as players and the team as a balanced, cohesive group.”
This year, the Cardinals have played and beaten opponents such as Goshen College and University of Notre Dame faculty, winning some games by as many as 10 goals. The team currently leads the league in most goals for (59) and least goals against (30) and is the only team having won two shutout games.
The Cardinal hockey team is comprised of community members, University students and faculty. The roster includes: Ryan Agrey, Gordon Atkins, Kyle Cothran, Mat Feeley, Gary Johnson, Jeff Martins, Mike Martins, JC Neu, Andrew Pagels, Ruben Rios, Rob Ryan, Jared Slack, Nate Stafford (captain), Braden Teller, Daniel Tryon (alt. captain), and Paul Vivier.
The Cardinal’s 26-game season will end in early April. The next game is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 10 p.m. at the Ice Box Skating Rink in South Bend, Ind. Students, faculty and community members are invited to attend free-of-charge.
For more information, visit www.iceboxskatingrink.org or check out www.eteamz.com/sbshl/calendar/ to view a complete hockey schedule.
If you are ever stranded on the road whether there is snow or not, there could less of an impact if you are equipped with an emergency kit. You can build your own inexpensive emergency kit and place it in your vehicle trunk for use in case of an emergency.
This kit should contain bottled water, energy bars, a flashlight, First Aid kit, jumper cables and a small shovel. The following website can provide you with more suggested items for your emergency kit: http://www.dmv.org/how-to-guides/emergency-kit.php.
Preparedness also extends beyond the vehicle. How do we prepare for a lack of water, shelter, food, communication with others, power, and caring for others? The following is a program called do1thing. This program breaks down the issues and the job of preparedness into manageable achievable methods of being prepared. The program focuses on one area of emergency each month. I plan to check out this program and hope you will too.
I also just finished reading an article written by the Michigan State Police, entitled “December 8, 2010— Give the Gift of Preparedness this Holiday.” Perhaps, you forgot to give yourself a gift or there may be someone you forgot on your list this year. This article may give you the gift ideas you were searching for.
The safety and security of our campus depends on everyone’s participation.
-Written by Officer Rojelio Castillo, Office of Campus Safety
BERRIEN SPRINGS - Geston Pierre is packing a suitcase as he talks about his whirlwind week.
"It's been busy," he says, laughing. "We have a flight from L.A. to New York in a few hours so we can appear on the 'Today' show."
Pierre, a graduate student at Andrews University's Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, is still adjusting to his new-found fame as part of the six-member a capella vocal group Committed, which beat out Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town, Street Corner Symphony and the Backbeats for $100,000 and a Sony Music recording contract Monday in the finale of the NBC series "The Sing-Off." Read full story.
This week we've got photos from Cruise with a Mission 2010, the ski trip to Steamboat, and alumni gatherings.
Geston Pierre said he plans to return to Andrews University in January to continue his graduate studies.
But he won't come back to Berrien Spring empty-handed.
In just a few short weeks, Pierre went from a relative unknown to a star after his six-member group, Committed, competed on and won season two of the NBC reality series "The Sing-Off," which pitted 10 a cappella groups against each other. Read full story.
An Andrews University student has made it to the finals of NBC's show "The Sing-Off" with the A-capella group "Committed." Read full story.
Kate Mitrovich of the Lincoln Township Public Library in Stevensville, MI. discusses her thematic book discussion group. Read more.
Includes a reference to Becky De Oliveira, graduate writing instructor.
Enjoying the cold? Neither is Dragos Prahoveanu. A native of Romania, the 22-year-old senior at Andrews University in Berrien Springs says, no, he wasn't raised in a home without heat. Yet he hates being cold, and he knows there are many in the area who feel the same way. Read full story.
A student at Andrews University has begun a blanket drive for those in need this winter. Dragos Prahoveanu created the "Stay Warm Project" in an effort to collect blankets for those in need this winter. See full story.
The attachment below is for the Department of Music newsletter for November 2010.
Seminary Dean's List from December 6, 2010. Please read the attachment for more information.
Andrews University student Dragos Prahoveanu is making a difference in the lives of Benton Harbor families this holiday season. He created the Stay Warm Project on November 20 with hopes of distributing some 250 blankets to homeless families in the area. According to Prahoveanu’s Stay Warm Facebook page, he plans to accomplish this goal by January 2011.
Visitors to his Facebook page are given this motivating message: “I personally hate being cold and I felt the need to make a difference. I am collecting blankets for those that need to stay warm this cold season. These blankets will be distributed to different shelters: Niles, Benton Harbor, etc. Make a difference!”
In collaboration with Sherry Gopp, deputy director of Emergency Shelter Services, Inc. (ESS), Prahoveanu plans to donate the blankets to an ESS shelter in Benton Harbor. The donation is expected to cover nearly all blanket needs for an upcoming drive, giving Gopp and shelter volunteers one less thing to worry about.
“It’s reassuring to meet people who are willing to donate and help. On the other side of the spectrum, it’s great to work with people who have the right uses for those blankets. In the end, we’re all making a difference to help others who are less fortunate,” he says.
Donation boxes have been set up at three locations on the Andrews University campus: Pioneer Memorial Church, the Office of Campus Ministries and the Andrews Post Office. Monetary donations can also be made via check or cash. A $10–$16 donation will also cover the cost of one blanket (depending on size and type).
To learn more about the project and/or to donate, contact Dragos Prahoveanu at 248-974-5887, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out the Stay Warm Facebook page by searching for “Stay Warm.” Tax-deductible receipts will be given for all money donations.
Check out photos from the Great Andrews Campout, the Berrien Springs Christmas Open House and more!
Geston Pierre doesn't know how many of his Andrews University classmates will be watching him Monday night when his six-member a capella vocal group, Committed, competes on the NBC series "The Sing-Off."
"It's the night before finals begins," says Pierre, a graduate student at the university's Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. "So they might have to catch it on Hulu or something." Read full story.
I once heard someone say, “In my day, we didn’t have the same danger with alcohol and drugs as we do today.” However, the danger and distraction of alcohol use and drug use has no timetable. Recently there has been an array of articles on legal substances that have negatively impacted the lives of college students. Among these substances is a drink containing a mixture of alcohol and caffeine: a really bad combination.
On Thursday, October 1, Governor Jennifer Granholm signed a bill banning JWH 18, salvia, KAT and BZP. Michigan is now the 11th state to pass legislation banning these substances. JWH 18 is a type of synthetic marijuana that is sprayed on a natural substance to form K2. K2 has been known to have several side effects when ingested, including an elevated heart rate, paranoia, and joint aches, in addition to panic attacks, vomiting and increased anxiety. KAT and salvia are both naturally grown leaves; which one is a stimulant and the other is a psychedelic. BZP is also classified as a stimulant. These now-illegal substances were formerly sold in stores as incense or potpourri under names like Spice, Genie, Zohai, or K2 but, when smoked, provided a high similar to that of marijuana.
There are safety and health safety issues with the use of these substances. The new law defines K2 as a Schedule 1 drug, which means that it has a potential to cause a high risk of dependency and has no known medicinal purposes. Simple possession or use of K2 would be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine and time in jail. If you know anyone who possesses these drugs, please notify the local police department to have these substances destroyed.
The October edition of Grace Notes can be view through the attachment below.
Check out photos from the 'A Charlie Brown Christmas with David Benoit,' and more!
Seminary Dean's List from November 29, 2010. Please read the attachment for more information.
Geston Pierre, a graduate student at Andrews University, is "committed" to making a name for himself in the music industry.
Next month he'll get the greatest opportunity of his life to do just that when he and his six-member group, Committed, compete on the NBC series, "The Sing-Off," which pits 10 a cappella groups singing against each other. Read full story.
Contemporary jazz pianist David Benoit tries to downplay the Lifetime Achievement Award he received last month at The American Smooth Jazz Awards in Chicago.
"It's nice when you get recognized for what you've given to the format, especially at 57," he says by telephone from his home in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. "I feel like I have a lot more in me, so it's kind of funny to get a lifetime achievement (award). It's nice, but I'm more interested in what I'm going to achieve than what I already have." Read full story.