Dr. Denis Fortin has announced that he will return to full time teaching at the end of the current academic year. He has served as dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University for the last six years and associate dean prior to that. Read the full story
The Monday Musical Club of Southwestern Michigan will present its November program, "Honoring Americana," at 7 p.m. Monday at The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, 601 Main St.
The program will feature the Andrews University Singers, under the direction of Stephen Zork, with pianist James Kraus, mezzo soprano Lorie Kraus and cellist Sara Thomas performing "The Christ Child Sleeps," "A Teasdale Winter Trilogy," "Stars" and premiering "Dear Lord" and "Father of Mankind" all from Michigan composer Louis M. DeShantz. The Ed Bagatini Quintet also will perform a selection of original compositions. Read the full story
Denis Fortin, dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, has announced his plans to return to full-time teaching effective with the 2013–14 school year. Fortin has served as faculty at Andrews since 1994 and the last six years as dean.
“For personal and professional reasons, I have come to the conclusion that after serving in academic administration for the better part of the last 14 years, as director of the Master of Divinity program for three years, as associate dean for four years, and now as dean for six years, it is time for me to take a break,” Fortin said. “I have therefore asked President Niels-Erik Andreasen and Provost Andrea Luxton that I be permitted to return to full-time teaching in the Department of Theology & Christian Philosophy.”
Fortin was appointed dean of the Seminary in 2006. Since joining the Seminary faculty in 1994, Fortin has served as director of the Master of Divinity program (1999–2001), associate dean (2000–2004), and chair of the Department of Theology & Christian Philosophy (2006). Prior to coming to Andrews University, he served as a pastor in the Quebec Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
“The Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary has been very well served by Dr. Denis Fortin, both as a professor, program director and dean for the past six years. The number of students, programs and services has grown under his leadership, and we have all been blessed,” says Niels-Erik Andreasen, president. “I am happy to note that he will return to his first love: teaching Seminary students. We are delighted to welcome him back full-time to the faculty.”
"The Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary has grown into one of the largest seminaries in the country, with a national and international faculty and student body,” says Andreasen. “It serves the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America and around the world. Its educational work is of critical important to the faith and ministry of the church.”
A search committee will be established, overseen by President Andreasen, to identify Dean Fortin’s successor. The search committee will include representation from the Seminary faculty, Andrews University administration and Seventh-day Adventist Church leadership.
Noted Christian researcher and author George Barna will present a three-part series on raising children from Nov. 14-15 on the campus of Andrews University. The series is composed of three sessions: two on Nov. 14 and one on Nov. 15. Read the full story
Winning the grand prize last May in the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition at the University of Notre Dame was especially gratifying for Justin Polyblank, who plays baritone in the all-saxophone Barkada Quartet. Read the full story
There is apparently a competition to find out which college campus is the best for vegans, and Andrews University is sitting towards the front of the line. Read full story.
You could see it as either the ultimate test of engineering skills, or one potentially messy way to spend an afternoon. Watch full story.
Having started out as a small Christian school with only 12 students in 1874, Andrews University has excelled beyond what many universities hope to achieve in their lifetime. Offering undergraduate, graduate, as well as doctoral studies, Andrews prides itself in helping students achieve a spiritual growth, while successfully growing in their career paths. Read the story
The Christian music group Gungor performs at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Howard Performing Arts Center at Andrews University. Read the full story.
On Oct. 10, at its regularly scheduled October meeting, the Lake Union Conference Executive Committee voted to proceed with construction of a new headquarters building on recently purchased property at the west corner of M-139 and Redbud Trail in Berrien Springs, Mich.
The need for a new building was precipitated by Andrews University's exploration to lease part of the office complex and the subsequent agreement to purchase the current LUC headquarters, which includes several buildings at the corner of M-139 and College Avenue in Berrien Springs. The purchase of these buildings allows expansion of the University campus and provides a place to locate the newly acquired Griggs University & International Academy, a distance learning and homeschool curriculum provider.
"As we plan our new office, taking advantage of efficiencies of size and modern construction, we will continue to enjoy the blessings of our long-term relationship and appreciation of Southwest Michigan and the Berrien Springs area," stated Don Livesay, president of the Lake Union Conference.
Floyd Brock, assistant to the president for special projects, is the construction manager for the new headquarters. Currently, the LUC is processing bids from general contractors for the project.
The Lake Union Conference Headquarters is one of nine regional offices throughout North America for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Its administration and staff provide support and services for the Seventh-day Adventist churches and schools in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.
The renovation and reinvention of The Gazebo, an on-campus eatery, puts Andrews University one step closer to meeting President Niels-Erik Andreasen’s challenge to become the healthiest university in the United States. The transformation of The Gazebo is the latest in a series of improvements in Andrews University’s Office of Dining Services. In 2008, the main food service area and Terrace Café dining rooms were renovated and in 2010, Bon Appétit Management Company was selected to manage Andrews University’s Dining Services.
The decision to renovate The Gazebo was made in February of 2011. Brett Pherson, retail manager for Dining Services, worked on the initial plans with Dick Scott, director of Plant Administration. Tri-Mark, one of the country’s largest providers of design services, equipment and supplies to the foodservice industry, produced the final plans. On Sept. 3, 2012, The Gazebo reopened with a fresh look, expanded equipment, a redesigned floor plan and a brand-new menu.
The footprint of The Gazebo didn’t change, but the space was reconfigured. A former storage room was transformed into an expanded kitchen area. Prior to the renovation, The Gazebo’s only cooking appliances were a fryer and a microwave. Since the remodeling, additional equipment allows for a much more diverse menu including a flattop grill, an open flame grill, conventional oven, fryer, steamer and salamander (a push-in toaster that heats food quickly). Several features, including the custom-made smoothie station inset into the counters and coolers/hot well built into the counters, were designed by Tri-Mark especially for The Gazebo.
With more cooking equipment, the menu has not only expanded, it’s been reinvented. Last year there were approximately 15 menu items to choose from. Now there are almost 70, ranging from breakfast crepes and burritos, to a variety of salads and sandwiches. “Some of the students’ favorite items include smoothies, fresh salads, burrito wraps and our grilled pizzas,” says Daniels.
The recreated menu is the handiwork of Brett Pherson. According to Mark Daniels, general manager of Dining Services, Pherson’s experience as a chef was critical in the menu creation process. Daniels says, “He listened well at the end of last semester. He had his ears and eyes open to what the students were saying was important to them.”
Healthy Choices from Scratch-Made Dishes
The changes in menu options are also aimed to encourage healthier choices by giving customers healthier options. “In The Gazebo, a costumer is first exposed to the Smoothie Station followed by the Salad Bar before the other items, such as pizza, sandwiches and fries, which are all made from scratch with fresh ingredients, giving our customers a surplus of healthy options,” says Daniels.
Dining Services makes as much as possible from scratch and frequently sources food locally, including from the Andrews Farm. More than 150 students, along with 40 full-time staff, are employed at Dining Services, making it one of the largest employers at Andrews University.
All-Vegetarian and Vegan-Friendly
Both the Terrace Café and The Gazebo serve an all-vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu. Payment options include cash and credit, along with the option for Andrews students to charge their purchases to their meal plans.
The Gazebo is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.–11 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. until one hour before sunset, Saturdays from 8–10 a.m. for a continental breakfast and again beginning one hour after sunset until 11 p.m. seasonally, and Sundays from 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
The Terrace Café is open Monday to Friday, 7–10 a.m., 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and 5–7 p.m. On Saturdays, it’s open from 12:30–2:30 p.m. and 6–7 p.m.; on Sundays, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5–7 p.m. Hours vary when classes are not in session.
Please note the following changes to the recently published 2012–2013 Information Directory. A PDF of the directory is available for download at www.andrews.edu/services/imc/services/2012-2013_info_directory.pdf.
Page 8, Aviation
Darryl Penney, Faculty/Flight & Maintenance, phone: 3637, email: darrylp
Randall Robertson, Faculty/Flight & Maintenance, change phone number to 3410
Caleb Sigua, change phone number to 6545
Page 9, Biology
Dennis Woodland—phone number should be 269-591-5030
Page 10, Center for Adventist Research
Replace Lubasi Ngonda with Juliette Johnson, email: juliettj
Replace Carol Williams with Angelika Kaiser, email: angelika
Page 11, Center for Youth Evangelism
Add Erica Ross, administrative assistant, phone: 8341, email: rosse
Page 19, Graduate Records
Phone number should be 6583
Page 25, Library
Add Nancy Sheppler, Cataloging Specialist, phone: 3033, email: nriemann
Replace Muritha Mutale with Jovanka Mbunjwa, email: drobac
Page 37, School of Education
New fax number: 6374
Sallie Alger—Associate Professor Emerita
Larry Richards—home phone number should be 473-1123
Andrews University has been ranked as one of the “Best National Universities” for 2013, as reported in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2013” issue. In addition, Andrews is also ranked again on Forbes.com’s 2012’s “America’s Top Colleges.”
Of the 281 institutions classified in U.S. News & World Report as national universities, Andrews is ranked at #189. Andrews is the only Seventh-day Adventist institution included in this classification. According to U.S. News, schools in the National Universities category, which also includes Columbia University and Stanford University, offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and PhD programs. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research.
Andrews University made a few other U.S. News & World Report college ranking lists, too: with a diversity index of .73, the University tied for 4th in Campus Ethnic Diversity. (The closer a school’s number is to 1.0, the more diverse it is.) And with 13% of our student body composed of international students, Andrews tied for 9th in Most International Students.
The physical therapy and social work programs at Andrews made the top 150 of U.S. News’ “Best Grad Schools” list. Andrews was also named on the “A+ Colleges for B Students,” “Economic Diversity” and “Freshman Retention Rates” lists.
Andrews Ranked on Forbes.com
Forbes.com also ranked Andrews University #553 in “America’s Top Colleges,” a compilation of the 650 best educational institutions (out of more than 6,000) across the country. Forbes gives an overall rating and smaller subcategory ratings; once again, Andrews University also made the lists “Best Private Colleges,” “Best Research Universities” and “Best in the Midwest.”
Increase in Enrollment
The University has also seen an increase in the 2012–13 enrollment, with 3,551 undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students on our main campus. That’s the second highest enrollment ever. Andrews had its highest enrollment in 2009–10 with 3,589 students enrolled. Over the past 11 years, enrollment has increased by over 800 students.
Additionally, there are 3,686 students pursuing an Andrews degree at an affiliate or extension site. Griggs University & Griggs International Academy, which Andrews assumed ownership of in November 2010, has 5,963 students. These students include elementary and high school levels; Job Corps, a program that offers high school diplomas and job skill training to at-risk students; and students in higher education.
The complete rankings list can be found at www.forbes.com/colleges/andrews-university/ and colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/andrews-university-2238.
Monica Wringer has been appointed as director of Graduate Enrollment Management. Wringer brings her 16 years of higher education experience as well as her diverse involvement with graduate education, marketing and human resources. Monica will be overseeing the functions for:
- The graduate admissions system
- Graduate recruiting and marketing
- Overall graduate enrollment experience and communication
Wringer has a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from University of Antioquia ('94), a Master’s in Organizational Management from Adventist University of Colombia ('99) and a Master’s in Business Administration from Universidad de Montemorelos (2004). She is currently working towards her PhD in Higher Education Administration at Andrews University.
The Office of Campus Safety has published the 2011 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report as required by the Department of Education under the Jeanne Clery Act. This report contains statistical information on criminal activity and fire related incidents. It also contains University policies in regards to the safety and security of the campus. The report is available as a PDF download. Printed copies may also be obtained upon request at the Andrews University Office of Campus Safety, located at 4355 International Court, or by calling 269-471-3321. For additional information on the report and the Jeanne Clery Act, please go to the Andrews University Office of Campus Safety website or www.SecurityOnCampus.org.
Students and staff at Andrews University were challenged to Eat Local Tuesday for the third year in a row. Hundreds were served lunch made entirely from ingredients sourced within 150 miles of Berrien Springs. Read or watch the full story.
They set out to feed hundreds a vegetarian meal made of only locally grown food. They called it challenge but it turned out it wasn't that difficult for them. Read or watch the full story.
Have you ever tried to make your entire lunch or dinner with foods only grown by local farmers? On Tuesday, Andrews University Dining Hall in Berrien Springs proved that it's possible. Read full story.
Andrews University on Tuesday will serve a vegetarian lunch made only from local food.
The university's "Eat Local Challenge" lunch will be made entirely from ingredients within 150 miles of Berrien Springs. Most of the ingredients will actually come from the Andrews University Farm. Read the story
From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, the dining services at Andrews University will take part in Bon Appétit Management Co.'s "Eat Local Challenge" by serving up lunch made entirely from ingredients sourced within 150 miles of Berrien Springs. Read full story.
It’s ArtPrize time again. The public art competition in Grand Rapids that first captivated the art world three years ago opened again Wednesday and continues through Oct. 7. Andrews University's own Harry Ahn and Greg Constantine are amoung the artists in the competition. Read full story.
Andrews University will celebrate the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology’s move to new quarters in Bell Hall with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. The open house, which includes complimentary hearing screenings, will be held from 3:30–7 p.m. with the ribbon cutting ceremony taking place at 4 p.m. Students, clients, faculty and members of any professional and referral healthcare organizations are invited to attend. This is also the first official event for the new Andrews University School of Health Professions.
The expanded and renovated location in Bell Hall provides the growing department with room to expand their educational vision, programs and Speech & Hearing Clinic. The remodeled suite features new state-of-the-art sound booths for complete hearing evaluations, and a new lab monitoring room for the Speech & Hearing Clinic. The clinic is open to the public, offering hearing and speech evaluations, and speech therapy. It is the only clinic in a 60-mile radius offering central auditory processing testing, which evaluates how the ear and brain are working together to use auditory information.
“Our former space was cramped at 700 sq. ft., but the new area is a spacious 2,800 sq. ft. There is room to grow and we have taken initial steps toward a master’s degree in speech-language pathology,” says Darah Regal, chair. “Over the last five years our enrollment has increased steadily from 25 to 65 majors in 2012. We’re delighted and impressed as we meet this year’s freshmen, with their animated curiosity to start learning and growing in their chosen field.”
With their new facilities, the department is beginning to expand. The current program offers a bachelor’s and a minor in speech-language pathology and audiology. The department’s proposal for a master’s program has received approval from the Andrews University Program Development Review Committee (PDRC) and the Graduate Council, and is being reviewed by Provost Andrea Luxton. The department is working on a proposal for master’s program accreditation from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The department will also be open for tours on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 3–5 p.m., as part of the annual Andrews University Alumni Homecoming Weekend. For more information, visit www.andrews.edu/shp/speech/.
With four different institutions represented, the logistics of rehearsing can get a little bit complicated for members of the American Piano Quintet. However, for musicians used to performing at a high level, the solution is simpler than it might seem, in violinist Carla Trynchuk's perspective. Read full story.
Andrews University Press Releases Book on Issues of Homosexuality
First major title from an Adventist publishing house on the subject
Andrews University Press has just released the first major book from a Seventh-day Adventist publishing house addressing the complex issues surrounding homosexuality and Adventist life and faith. Niels-Erik Andreasen, president of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and chair of the Andrews University Press board, said the topic of this book is timely and needed. “Recent developments in our faith community, religious organizations, American politics, and secular society require careful thought on this sensitive subject. Andrews University is pleased to help sort out some of these issues by bringing together a range of perspectives on this subject within our church.” Read full story.
Next week will be the Eat Local Challenge at Andrews University in Berrien Springs. Read full story.
The Office of Campus Ministries has gone mobile! Their mobile offices are a new initiative to bring their ministry directly to the students of Andrews University.
From Monday-Thursday of the weeks of September 10-20, the chaplains and their support staff wheeled a cart loaded with an electric teapot and an array of tea, apple cider, and hot chocolate and set up camp in one of the campus lobbies. Beside their cart they placed a large sign announcing their motto, “Keep Calm and Put the Kettle On,”—a phrase history students will recognize from its similarity to the World War II British catch-phrase, “Keep Calm and Carry On.”
“It’s an easy way of saying, pull up a seat and let’s talk about something serious and wonderful– Jesus in your life,” says Japhet De Oliveira, University chaplain. Each day, Campus Ministries set-up in a new area, traveling to Buller Hall, Nethery Hall, Architecture North Studio, Physical Therapy Building, Harrigan Hall Main Lobby, Bell Hall, Chan Shun Hall and the Seminary. By going to the students, they have the opportunity to meet and talk with students who may not normally spend much time in the Campus Center where Campus Ministries is located.
“We want to be where the people are,” says Jose Bourget, chaplain. “We get quite a bit of faculty, staff and students who come to our offices, but there are so many more that we will now be able to make connections with by being where they are.”
De Oliveira became impressed with the importance of going into the community under the influence of one of his mentors. He realized that in order to connect with members, he needed to see them outside of church. “I can’t preach, teach or connect unless I have a pulse for the community,” he says.
So far the outreach has been well received. Some students who had never heard of the Office of Campus Ministries or never had an opportunity to meet the chaplains were able to interact with them. Many people expressed their appreciation for the chaplains’ efforts. One department chair even called the office to ensure they would be coming to her department. “We have had some great conversations with students we would have never met,” says De Oliveira. “Insight into their journey. Clarity on their needs.”
The chaplains intend to repeat the mobile office tour again later in the semester, as well in selected other locations on individual days. They hope those they meet will be encouraged by their encounter to come to the Office of Campus Ministries for longer discussions.
“I think it’s a really good idea,” says Christina Dunn, a junior animal science major. “I was blessed.”
The mobile offices are one implementation of the new Faith Development program, which includes three elements: Program to Presence, Theory to Tangible, and Control to Creative. The mobile office is an initiative of the first element, Program to Presence. With this initiative, the chaplains hope to make Campus Ministries a more palpable presence on campus and in the lives of students, faculty and staff.
Some other initiatives the Office of Campus Ministries is undertaking include submitting regular articles to the Student Movement, using live texting during Chapels and promoting the availability of the chaplains for discussion, as well as regularly walking around campus to connect with students.
If you are interested in having the Chaplains’ mobile office come to your area, email University Chaplain De Oliveira at email@example.com.
Can we feed hundreds an entire meal made of only locally sourced food? At Andrews University’s Dining Services, the answer is yes, we can. On Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Dining Services will take part in Bon Appétit Management Company’s “Eat Local Challenge” by serving up lunch made entirely from ingredients sourced within 150 miles of Berrien Springs, Mich., with a vast majority of the ingredients sourced from the Andrews University Farm. The Eat Local Challenge is open to the public. Regular lunch prices apply, $7.75 (plus tax) for all you-care-to-eat. View the menu at the link below the photo.
The local farms and suppliers sourced for the “Eat Local Challenge” include: Andrews University Farm (Berrien Springs, Mich.); Leduc Blueberries (Paw Paw, Mich.); Michigan Sugar Company (Bay City, Mich.), Total Health Inc. (Buchanan, Mich.); Todd Griener Farms (Hart, Mich.) Windmill Island (Holland, Mich.); Guggisberg (Middlebury, Ind.); Rosewood Acres (Lansing, Mich.), Windmill Island (Holland, Mich.); Zeeland Foods (Zeeland, Mich.); Country Life (Paw Paw, Mich.); Carlson-Arbogast Farms (Lansing, Mich.) and Dave Pagel Farm (Berrien Springs, Mich.). Additionally, the breads were all locally baked by Apple Valley Bakery (Berrien Springs, Mich.).
This is the first year Gil Bell, owner of Total Health Inc., in Buchanan, has supplied produce for the event. “Eating local actually helps produce a much higher quality nutrient value in our food. The produce doesn’t have to travel across the county, losing nutrients with age, or be sprayed with preservatives in order to extend shelf life.”
This marks the third year Andrews University’s Dining Services has participated in the Eat Local Challenge. It is just one way Dining Services is accepting Andrews University President Niels-Erik Andreasen’s challenge to make Andrews the healthiest university in the United States. “Eating local has become a mainstream of our culture. It’s more popular than it used to be. But having an opportunity to eat a locally sourced meal is a different story,” says Jonathan Mark Daniels, general manager of Dining Services at Andrews University. “We want everyone to come and experience not just a component piece of a meal that is local, but an entire meal. We are taking ‘eating local’ from a conversation to a reality.”
One of the new locally sourced foods for this year is organic tofu from Rosewood Acres in Lansing, Mich. “Our student body loves tofu. They’ll choose it over, or along with, their eggs—scrambled eggs and tofu, or adding tofu to their omelets,” says Linda Briengar, executive chef at Dining Services. “Another great local source is our own Andrews Farm. They are providing things such as eggplant, butternut squash, yellow squash, carnival squash, acorn squash, basil, cilantro, parsley and sage. Andrews Farm is also providing us with what I’m calling ‘heirloom peppers,’ which includes four different kinds of peppers: pika, pueblo, Cheyenne and jalapeño.”
Bon Appétit Management, the onsite restaurant company that manages Andrews University’s Office of Dining Services, has over 400 Bon Appétit restaurants and cafés across the country participating in the Eat Local Challenge. As part of their partnerships with college and corporate campuses, Bon Appétit works to educate communities about the value of low-carbon diets and local purchasing, and the connection between food and climate change. Bon Appétit has been managing Andrews University Dining Services since June 2010.
Andrews University's annual Alumni Homecoming Weekend will be Sept. 27-30, with events open to the community, alumni, staff, faculty and students. Read full story
Aubrey Hopkins, a graduate student in school counseling at Andrews University, has been teaching literacy classes at the Berrien County Jail in St. Joseph for the past three years. For many years Aubrey Hopkins has worked in professions that help families and children. Now, he is in his third year teaching literacy classes for inmates in the Berrien County jail. Read full story.
Michigan is home to five of the 204 top national universities in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, with headliners University of Michigan and Michigan State University each sliding just one spot from last year. Among other national universities —institutions that focus on research and offer a sizable selection of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees — Michigan Technological University was tied at No. 120 with four other schools and Western Michigan University shared a No. 189 ranking with Andrews University in Berrien Springs and eight other schools. Read full story
Representing Canada, Germany, Korea and the United States, the highly acclaimed musicians of the American Piano Quintet represent today's American cultural landscape. Their performance at the Howard Performing Arts Center at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, features works by Johannes Brahms, Antonin Dvoák, and the quintet's very own Rudolf Haken. Read the full story
Folks from all across Michiana traveled to Berrien Springs Wednesday to help the
environment, and get rid of all the electronic clutter piling up in their homes. Read and watch the full story
U.S. News and World Report released its 2013 college ranking list, featuring the top-ranked colleges in four categories: national universities, national liberal arts colleges, regional universities and regional colleges. Read the full story
The Campus Design Studio from the School of Architecture, Art & Design conducted the first campus planning workshop on Sunday, Sept. 9, in the Hoosier and Lincoln Rooms of Dining Services. More than 75 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community residents attended the two-hour workshop, which was opened with some motivating remarks by President Andreasen. The event included an open-house presentation of more than 40 large-scale maps, diagrams, and outlines illustrating existing campus assets, challenges and known plans. Breakout sessions continued with small group discussion about campus planning priorities. The workshop ended with a 21-question survey about various campus planning issues. Learn more about the first campus planning workshop.
Take the Survey
If you were unable to attend, your input is still needed and highly valued! Please visit www.andrews.edu/campusplan/?page_id=74 to take a short survey offering your input in campus planning. The survey will be available until Sept. 20, 2012.
The ITS Contact Center, which includes the Help Desk and Service Desk, has a few changes for Fall Semester 2012.
The Help Desk phone support line, 471-6016, has new expanded hours:
Monday - Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Service Desk is now located in the ITS Computer Lab in Bell Hall, Room 182. Business hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 5-8 p.m.
Friday: 12-2 p.m. (Check our website for changes in hours that may occur)
- We can now be reached via chat! Visit www.andrews.edu/helpdesk and click on the chat icon to connect with a Contact Center representative. If they are offline, you can leave a message.
Andrews University Faculty/Staff Fall 2012 flu shots are being offered.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Badger Room (Campus Center, second floor)
Academy or RMES Employee
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Cost: Free to qualifying employees and their dependents (18 years and older)
Please sign up, if you haven’t already done so, in the Office of Human Resources or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before September 26, 2012.
This flu shot clinic is offered by Lakeland.
Supervisors and Office Managers: Please post in your department/office for employees who do not have ready access to email. Thank you.
The Office of Academic Records is pleased to announce four important improvements in the services offered to students, faculty and staff:
Updated Class Schedule search tool: Integrated with Banner for real-time accuracy, it features new search capabilities and the option to save searches in PDF format. Special thanks to Brad Christensen and his team in ITS for working with us on this new user-friendly tool!
Updated forms: Look them up at http://www.andrews.edu/services/registrar/students/forms/.
New Drop/Add Form: Among other improvements, it integrates Blue Card information, making this piece of paper no longer necessary. Please note, however, that the previous version of the drop/add form will still be accepted.
Printed materials and training: All academic departments will soon receive three sets of printed materials with the following titles:
- General Academic Records Services
- Registration Guide
- Grade Quicksheet
In the near future, a series of information/training lunch meetings will be scheduled to help offices better understand policies and processes.
We hope these items will facilitate more effective and efficient services to students, faculty and staff.
Your feedback will be greatly appreciated!
Is your basement or garage piling up with out-dated electronics?
Andrews University will host an electronic recycling event Wednesday in the transportation building from 3-7 pm.
Greenearth electronic recycling company will co-host the event, by collecting your unwanted electronic items and disposing of them properly.
The event will take items such as computers, TV's, tools, hair dryers, cords, irons and cell phones to name a few. But sponsors say they'll accept just about anything that will plug in. Watch the rest of the story.
Their new suite is now on the south side of the Seminary building on the main floor. They occupy S203-207.
Artist Greg Constantine has several current and upcoming exhibits of his “Poetic Licenses” taking place across Michigan, Chicago and New York during the months of August, September and October. Constantine’s new work, “Poetic Licenses,” is text art presented in the format of automobile vanity license plates. The license plate format is that of utilitarian objects transformed into functional objects wearing the mantle of “high art.” They open another territory in the development of Text Art.
“Poetic Licenses” is an artistic extension of the “Artist Licenses” works Constantine created and exhibited in New York, Chicago, Long Beach, Miami and Paris in 1981 and subsequent years. The term Poetic Licenses is a play on words, and most viewers, when confronted by these groupings, will at first see a random juxtaposition of weathered automobile plates from various countries and states. They refer to the phenomenon of ubiquitous so-called “vanity” plates, with the exception that these have been joined together to form full statements. For example, Picasso’s “Poetic License” states, “WHEN I HAVEN’T ANY BLUE, I USE RED,” and Warhol’s says, “IN THE FUTURE EVERYBODY WILL BE FAMOUS FOR 15 MINUTES.” While at first glance it may appear Constantine has simply collected old, rusted license plates to create this text art, he actually fabricates, paints and rusticates the pieces himself. Each plate is rendered as a convincing entity.
In June, the MA Doran Gallery in Tulsa, Okla., exhibited one of his Poetic Licenses, a statement quoted from Salvador Dali. Along with having several “Poetic Licenses” presently being exhibited at the Dry Dock gallery in Holland, Mich. and the Armstrong-DeGraaf gallery in Saugatuck, Mich., the Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago's River North district is also exhibiting several Poetic Licenses along with a very large major work titled “USA Poetic Licenses” which will be shown in Grand Rapids, Mich. during the Art Prize International Competition Sept. 17–Oct. 7, 2012. As the major climactic event in this series of venues Constantine will have approximately 18 “Poetic Licenses” shown at the renowned OK Harris Works of Art Gallery in New York City beginning Sept. 15–Oct. 20, 2012. Beginning in November, another work of “Poetic Licenses” will be included in a two-year-long traveling exhibit entitled “Scribes of Hope” sponsored by CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts).
Constantine is presently research professor of art, emeritus, at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich. He came to Michigan in 1955 from his home in Windsor, Canada, to pursue his Bachelor of Arts, graduating in 1960 but returning in 1963 to begin teaching drawing, painting and art history. During his time at Andrews, he also received his Master of Fine Arts in painting from Michigan State University in 1968. His work has been exhibited in national and international galleries for more than 40 years. Since 1975, Constantine has had 54 one-man shows, as well as being part of 60 group shows. He has had six books published, including When Big Artists Were Little Kids, Picasso Visits Chicago and Vincent van Gogh Visits New York. Even after teaching for 43 years, Constantine could not stay away after his retirement in 2006. He continues to be active in the Andrews University Department of Visual Art & Design where his studio is located and to create new works of art. He is represented by OK Harris Works of Art in New York City; Ann Nathan gallery in Chicago, Ill.; and Armstrong-DeGraaf gallery in Saugatuck, Mich.
Community members, businesses, and residents from surrounding communities are welcome to recycle their unwanted electronic items at Andrews Universitys annual recycling event in September. Read full story.
The first major book from an Adventist publishing house addressing the complex issues surrounding homosexuality and Adventistlife and faith has just been released by Andrews University Press.
Niels-Erik Andreasen, president of Andrews University and chair of the University Press board, said the topic of this book is timely and needed. “Recent developments in our faith community, religious organizations, American politics and secular society require careful thought on this sensitive subject. Andrews University is pleased to help sort out some of these issues by bringing together a range of perspectives on this subject within our church.”
Titled Homosexuality, Marriage, and the Church: Biblical, Counseling, and Religious Liberty Issues, the nearly 600-page book was released in early August. It is a collection of 14 major essays on a range of topics, and an additional six personal testimonies from individuals who have struggled with homosexuality in their personal lives. The content of the book, including the testimonies, is material largely based on presentations at a conference on the same subject held at Andrews University and sponsored by various entities of the Adventist Church in October 2009.
“Much as it might like to, the church can no longer evade questions about homosexuality and same-sex marriage,” says Nicholas P. Miller, lead editor of the work, along with Roy E. Gane and H. Peter Swanson, all of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews. “Society, with increasing stridency, is forcing Christians to confront these topics,” Miller says.
Miller points to the several states whose legislatures have enacted same sex marriage provisions, sometimes against the convictions of their own citizens. He notes that this fall, at least two states, Maryland and Washington, will have referendums on election ballots, initiated by citizens seeking to overturn the same-sex marriage laws recently enacted.
“Consider the strange controversy and apparent outrage that erupted when the owner of a national fast-food chain recently expressed his support for traditional marriage,” Miller said. “It was the same position held until very recently by the president of the United States. And the media-driven reaction is an indication of how efforts are being made to shift public sentiment on this issue. Meanwhile, a film documentary affirming the gay lifestyle among Adventists is being heavily promoted by some within the church. Through all of this, Adventists must have a clear understanding of all the issues at stake, and they are significant.”
Ronald Knott, director of Andrews University Press, notes that along with the biblical and religious liberty issues, the book makes a passionate case for the highest level of pastoral love and support for those Christians who, he said, “may have been lured down a dangerous spiritual path by charming but false arguments from scripture and political history, coming from outside and inside the church.”
Following a preface and general introduction, various essays and articles are divided into foursections. The first addresses the Old and New Testament biblical material on homosexuality, with articles by Gane, Richard Davidson, and Miroslav Kis, all of Andrews, and Robert A. J. Gagnon of Wheaton College. The second section addresses legal and religious liberty issues, with essays by Miller, Alan J. Reinach from the Pacific Union Conference, Gerald Chipeur, a partner with the Canadian law firm Miller Thompson LLP, Scot Zentner from Cal State, San Bernadino, and Gary Wood from Andrews University. The counseling section features articles by Stanton Jones of Wheaton College, Mark Yarhouse of Regent University, Carlos Fayard of Loma Linda University, and Inga Anderson, founder of a ministry to homosexuals. The fourth section includes the personal testimonies from several Christians who have lived and struggled with homosexuality. An appendix reproduces the various official statements relevant to homosexuality issued through the years by the Adventist Church.
In addition to his teaching responsibility as associate professor of church history at Andrews, Miller is also director of the university’s International Religious Liberty Institute. On October 6, the Institute will sponsor a day-long forum on the political, religious and social issues regarding same-sex marriage. The event will be held at the Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Spencerville, Md. The forum, planned in the context of Maryland’s ballot referendum to overturn the state’s same-sex marriage law, will draw attention to the issues, to the new book, and will feature panel discussions and a sermon on Adventists and social action by Bill Knott, editor and executive publisher of Adventist Review/Adventist World.
Homosexuality, Marriage, and the Church is available through Adventist Book Centers, and online at Amazon.com and Andrews University Press (universitypress.andrews.edu). Andrews University Press is the only regularly established academic publishing house to serve the Seventh-day Adventist Church worldwide.
The Andrews University Department of Engineering & Computer Science’s computing program is now accredited through the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). The computing program offers a Bachelor of Science in Computing with emphases in computer science and software systems. The engineering program has been ABET accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET since 2006.
“The Department of Engineering & Computer Science is a family and through a team effort, including the support of Verlyn Benson, immediate past dean of the College of Technology, and Keith Mattingly, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, ABET accreditation of the computing program has affirmed the strength of our program,” says George Agoki, chair. “We plan to use the processes of accreditation, which includes assessment, to keep our computing and engineering programs on the cutting edge. ABET accreditation is valuable to Andrews University, but more importantly to our students as they continue their academic or professional journeys.”
ABET is the nationally recognized accrediting body for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. ABET is a federation of 31 professional and technical societies that contribute funds and volunteers to set policy, develop strategy and conduct ABET accreditation activities worldwide on behalf of their professions. There are more than 3,100 ABET-accredited programs at over 660 colleges and universities in 23 countries. ABET is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Learn more about the Department of Engineering & Computer Science.
Essay compilation addresses legal, theological issues of homosexuality
A new book of essays and testimonies addressing homosexuality is the first of its kind from an Adventist publishing house.
“Homosexuality, Marriage, and the Church: Biblical, Counseling, and Religious Liberty Issues” addresses the complex issues surrounding homosexuality and Adventist life and faith. The nearly 600-page book, published by Andrews University Press, is authored by experts on health, law and theology. The book’s content is based on presentations from a 2009 church-sponsored conference on homosexuality. Read full story.
Besides giving people the chance to get some of the area's best produce with its new fresh food subscription program, Andrews University is also providing an example that organic farming is doable and makes both economic and environmental sense. Read full story.
On Sabbath, August 18, faculty and staff gathered for worship in the Howard Performing Arts Center as part of Fall Fellowship 2012. Provost Andrea Luxton interviewed Carey Carscallen and Martin Smith from the School of Architecture, Art & Design on how they are working to extend the educational mission of Christ through their work at Andrews.
Carscallen and Smith shared photos and updates from the recent Bolivia Mission Trip to the CERENID Orphanage. Since 1995, faculty, staff and students from architecture have donated their time and talents to helping this orphanage with much-needed physical updates and expansion. Pictured on the screen is Angelica Larriu, a fifth-year architecture student, working on a project at CERENID.
Following the interview, an offering was collected to help cover costs of repairing a tractor and other farm equipment. “The offering collected totaled $2,048.81,” says Carscallen. “I am humbled and blessed by the generosity of our faculty and staff. This project is very near and dear to our hearts and we greatly appreciate the support of our fellow Andrews employees.”
A Healthy U a comprehensive health and wellness program for Andrews faculty and staff. This year faculty and staff can earn prizes for participating in each of the programs. Those points can then be used to earn prizes including gift certificates and reimbursements for gym memberships.
Here are some of this year's program offerings from A Healthy U:
StepUp is a walking challenge available to Andrews faculty and staff. Pedometers are provided to those who need one so participants can track their mileage throughout the work week. For the fall semester, participants may count the bike miles as well. This program starts Aug. 17 and runs until Nov. 30. Prizes will be awarded based on participation. Participants can also earn points toward their A Healthy U total.
FitZone BodyWorks is a small group fitness class offered to faculty and staff. This class is taught by an ACE certified personal trainer and offers individual attention and routines. The cost for this program is $80 for each session (there are 10 classes per session) and half is reimbursed by the Office of Human Resources. Sessions for this semester run Sept. 10-Oct. 11 and Oct. 17-Nov. 20. Participants can earn points toward their A Healthy U total.
New this year, A Healthy U is offering a Weight Loss Challenge for faculty and staff. Participants can register individually or with their office/department to compete to lose the most weight in a 10-week session. Participants will attend weekly weigh-ins and helpful hints seminars to ensure they have the right tools to help them lose and maintain their weight loss. The cost for this program is $20, but half is reimbursed by the Office of Human Resources. The first session of this program runs Sept. 7-Nov. 16. Cash prizes are offered for this program. Participants can also earn points toward their A Healthy U total.
A Healthy U is now on Moodle! Simply log into Moodle to find information about the different programs, dates on the calendar, registration forms, and monitor your points. More information can also be found at andrews.edu/services/wellness or by emailing email@example.com.
The Andrews University Department of Aviation recently added a 1966 Lear Jet 23 to its fleet of training planes. Randall J. Latona of the AJM Airline Company in Smyrna, Tenn., donated the plane after receiving a request from Verlyn Benson, assistant to the president.
In need of an aircraft that would provide students with practical training on the more complex twin turbine engine-powered jet, the department used the FAA registry of business jets to send queries to see if any owners would be willing to donate an aircraft that would potentially fit their needs. Read full story.
Subscription produce is proving a hot commodity for Andrews University's farms.
The university launched the home delivery program this year, and organizer Garth Woodruff said the response has been beyond his expectations. Read full story.
Herta von Stiegel, CEO of Ariya Capital in London, U.K., and Japhet De Oliveira, University chaplain, are among the featured speakers for the Andrews University graduation weekend scheduled for August 3–5, 2012. Read the full story or view the graduation weekend schedule.
The following scheduling changes will take effect during the months of August and September:
- Effective Sabbath, August 11, One Place, which meets in Newbold Auditorium of Buller Hall, will have a 10 a.m. and an 11:45 a.m. service.
- Effective on Sabbath, Sept. 1, New Life Fellowship, which meets in the Seminary Chapel in the Seminary Building, will begin at 11:45 a.m.
Budding architects, artists and engineers are getting the chance to learn about architecture and get some hands-on experience in building this summer at Andrews University's annual Renaissance Kids architecture day camp.
The young people learn about everything from perspective and drafting designs to the nuts and bolts of building a structure. This year the special emphasis has been on public spaces, their importance and what the impact of their design can be on a community. Read the full story.
Two irrigation pumps turned themselves on and off Monday afternoon at the Andrews University Campus. Each pump is taking out about 150,000 gallons of water each day from a shallow Saint Joseph River. Several weeks of this summer’s drought is now causing stress on irrigation systems. Read or watch the full story.
Following an extensive search of both internal and external candidates, Deborah Weithers has been named as the new associate dean for Student Life. She is replacing Paul Buckley, who left Andrews in October 2011 to accept a position at Dartmouth College. Weithers’ first day in her new position was July 2, 2012.
“I am thrilled Debbie has accepted our invitation to join the Student Life Team. She has extraordinary experience and service in higher education, and already has strong established relationships at Andrews. In addition to her exceptional management and programming skills, Debbie has a deep passion for Andrews University and the students we serve,” says Frances Faehner, vice president for the Division of Student Life.
Most recently, Weithers was a senior development officer for the Office of Development. Prior to that, she served for eight years as manager of the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University. At the Howard, Weithers was responsible for programming and frequently interfaced with various entities of Student Life and student clubs hosting events. “These skills will serve Debbie quite well in her role as associate dean as the position has major programming responsibilities, including University Forum,” says Faehner. As associate dean, Weithers will also serve as chair of the Black History Committee and the Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee. Weithers has served on the Black History Committee for three years.
Weithers has worked as an associate financial advisor for American Express Financial Advisors in St. Joseph, Mich. She is also an alum of both Andrews University and Andrews Academy.
“I am confident my previous experience, especially my work at the Howard Center, along with my personal desire to make a difference in the lives of my colleagues and the students at Andrews University, will enable me to have an immediate and positive impact in the Division of Student Life and at Andrews University,” says Weithers. “I am passionate about Andrews and the influence it has not only on graduates, but through them, our wider global community. What a wonderful opportunity in Student Life to help shape the student experience.”
Student Life is also pleased to welcome several additional team members.
Lamson Hall has added A’Lisa Lashley to their team as an assistant dean of women. After serving Blue Mountain Academy as the dean of girls, Lashley returns to Lamson Hall, where she previously served as a student dean. Lashley will be working with Teela Ruehle, assistant dean of women; June Madrigal, associate dean of women; and Jennifer Burrill, dean of women.
At Meier Hall, Zachary Juniper, who has served as assistant dean of men for five years, is leaving Andrews. Donnie Keele, who has been working as a student dean at University Towers, has accepted the invitation to join the team at Meier Hall. Keele will be working with James Price, assistant dean of men, and Spencer Carter, dean of men.
The staff at University Towers, home to Damazo and Burman Halls, is being refocused to utilize their team members to better serve the comprehensive needs of both the students who reside there as well as the guests who utilize Guest & Convention Services.
David Iwasa, who has served as dean of University Towers will also serve as director of Guest & Convention Services. Willyta Wamack, who formerly served as coordinator for Guest & Convention Services, has accepted the position of housing assistant for University Towers. In this newly designed position, Wamack will coordinate housing for all University Towers residents and support Dean Iwasa in the University Towers program. A search process is underway to fill a newly shaped position of assistant dean of University Towers/assistant director of Guest & Convention Services.
The Office of International Student Services welcomes Nancy Ruiz as an international student advisor. She is replacing Irlacy Rodriguez who served in that role for nearly 10 years. Rodriguez and her family returned to their home country of Brazil.
BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. -- The 2012 Renaissance Kids Building Project is starting to take shape at Andrew's University. Watch the story.
The Howard Performing Arts Center isproud to announce the lineup for the 2012–2013 season, their 10th anniversary year, including artists such as Dove Award-winning Christian musical collective Gungor, Grammy nominated bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent presenting “A Bluegrass Christmas,” and four-time Dove Award winner Laura Story.
“We are particularly excited about this season,” says Erica Griessel, manager. “I am delighted that we are going to feature bluegrass music for the first time.” In addition, the Howard Center continues its tradition of showcasing the best in Christian and classical music. Read full story.
An overview of the new University strategic plan and a few key personnel changes were highlighted at President Niels-Erik Andreasen’s spring board briefing held on Monday, June 4, in Newbold Auditorium of Buller Hall. Read full story.
If you'd like fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables delivered to your door each week, here's a cool program that might interest you. Read full story.
BERRIEN SPRINGS - The lines wound around the rooftop, almost to the service elevator entrance - but the people streaming through Andrews University's Price Hall weren't sneaking glimpses of an A-list movie star.
Tuesday's featured attraction was the transit of Venus - a rare event, when the solar system's second planet moves directly between the Earth and the sun. Read full story.
In May, the Andrews University School of Education received formal notification from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) of its continuing accreditation for initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels (School Counseling, School Psychology and K–12 Educational Leadership). Andrews University has held continuous accreditation with NCATE since 1973.
NCATE President Jim Cibulka stated in his letter, “Special congratulations are in order because the Unit Accreditation Board has cited no areas for improvement relative to any of the standards. This accreditation decision indicates that the unit and its programs meet rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community.”
In November 2o11, a five-member Board of Examiners committee and one member representing the Michigan Department of Education conducted a four-day site visit. During their campus visit, they interviewed some 170 administrators, School of Education and College of Arts & Sciences faculty members, teacher education candidates and alumni, and K–12 school partners. In addition, they evaluated all written program materials. The team then created a preliminary report based on the team’s review of all the evidence provided.
“This has been a five-year process of preparing evidence to meet the rigorous NCATE standards. This highly positive outcome—without any areas for improvement cited—reflects the hard work of our faculty and staff, and the extraordinary commitment of our students, alumni and partner schools, especially the College of Arts & Sciences,” says Jim Jeffery, dean of the School of Education. “The accreditation process is so thorough that the entire community has to be engaged. We were extremely proud of the response from our Andrews community.”
NCATE is the major authorized accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for schools, colleges and departments of education that provide professional preparation for elementary and secondary teachers and other school professionals: school counselors, school psychologists, curriculum and instruction specialists and school principals. The Andrews University School of Education offers BA and BS degrees in elementary education, master’s degrees in school counseling, special education and K–12 educational leadership, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and the EdS in school psychology. As well, the School of Education collaborates with the College of Arts & Sciences to jointly offer 18 secondary education majors and minors in fields ranging from the sciences to social studies.
On Friday, May 4, students graduating from the School of Business Administration took part in the inaugural Ethics Oath Ceremony in the Garber Auditorium of Chan Shun Hall. Twenty-two students voluntarily took the oath, pledging to work in an ethical manner for the great good: striving for Excellence, building Trust, being Honest, preserving Integrity, Character, and being good Stewards. Over the past decade, there have been numerous business-related scandals shedding light on unethical business practices. The School of Business Administration is committed to promoting a higher ethical standard for its students, branding itself as a business school focused on Christian Ethics. A celebration lunch in honor of the graduates was held immediately following the ceremony.
BERRIEN SPRINGS - Registration is underway for Renaissance Kids, an architecture day camp for kids 5-16 at the Andrews University School of Architecture, Art & Design, the university announced.
There are five week-long sessions and one two-week session offered during June and July. Campers get to experience hands-on fun with design, drafting, building, sketching, watercolors and more. While exploring the discipline and lessons of architecture, Renaissance Kids provides a fun array of hands-on projects through which children learn about history and culture, design concepts, the architect's tools, construction and materials, community and citizenship. Read full story.
Registration is underway for Renaissance Kids, an architecture day camp for kids ages 5 to 16, held at the Andrews University School of Architecture, Art & Design. Read full story.
Registration is underway for Renaissance Kids, an architecture day camp for kids ages 5–16, held at the Andrews University School of Architecture, Art & Design. There are five weeklong sessions and one two-weeklong session offered during the months of June and July.
Kids get to experience hands-on fun with design, drafting, building, sketching, watercolors and more. While exploring the discipline and lessons of architecture, Renaissance Kids provides a fun array of hands-on projects through which children learn about history and culture, design concepts, the architect’s tools, construction and materials, community and citizenship.
Each year, students attending the two-week session (Session 6) have an opportunity to participate in a real-world building project. This year’s project (pending final approval process) is building a place on campus. In past years, students have contributed to design ideas and actually built a paved sitting area in front of the Curious Kids Museum in St. Joseph; constructed an arbor outside of the Andrews University School of Architecture, Art & Design; and created decorative pieces for and installed a Whisper Dish permanent exhibit at the Curious Kids Discovery Zone in St. Joseph, Mich.
Renaissance Kids is in session during the following dates:
Session 1: $140
June 11–15, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
For ages 7–9
Session 2: $140
June 11–15, 1:45–5:15 p.m.
For ages 10–12
Session 3: $140
June 18–22, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
For ages 10–12
Session 4: $140
June 18–22, 1:45–5:15 p.m.
For ages 7–9
Session 5: $140
June 25–29, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
For ages 5–6
Session 6: $265
July 16—27 (excludes Saturday and Sunday)
For ages 12–16
Week 1: July 16–20, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Week 2: July 23–27, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
To register, download a registration form at www.andrews.edu/go/renaissancekids or complete the form attached to this posting. Mail your completed registration form and payment to:
School of Architecture, Art & Design
Attn.: Mark Moreno
8435 E Campus Circle Dr.
Berrien Springs MI 49104-0450
The curriculum at the Andrews University School of Architecture, Art & Design is centered on principles that promote craft, civil communities, service and Christian values.
BERRIEN SPRINGS -- Once a farm girl, always a farm girl.
Yes, Luella Jensen, known as Luella Allen when she entered the world in 1908--Theodore Roosevelt occupied the White House--grew up on a farm in central New York. She took a liking to life on a farm, or so it seems to those who look after her in her current home at Berrien Center's Lakeland Continuing Care Center. Read full story.
Forty-two students are departing on a nearly one-month long Bible Lands Tour on Sunday, May 13, led by Department of Religion & Biblical Languages faculty Ante Jeroncic and Ruben Munoz-Larrondo. Each of the participating students are enrolled in two of three courses: Jesus in His Time & Ours; Personal Spirituality & Faith; or In the Footsteps of Moses. Their travels will take them to Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, and Greece. “Apart from it being an educational tour with the aim of helping students understand the world of the Bible and thus enrich their understanding of Scripture, we are approaching this as a "spiritual pilgrimage" of sorts,” says Jernoncic. During the tour, students participate in regular worship services and spiritual activities appropriate to the different places they are visiting.
The Andrews University Department of Agriculture is offering 20 weeks of naturally grown fruits and vegetables from the student gardens and orchards to be delivered to your door each week. For more information and to sign up, please visit www.augardens.com. This first year the number of subscriptions will be capped at 60.
The Andrews University Office of Campus Safety has seen an increase in the number of motorists failing to stop at stop signs on campus. This poses a risk for the large number of pedestrians on campus. Video enforcement, particularly at stop signs, is being utilized for enforcement and citations will be issued for motorists who fail to obey posted traffic signs.
Andrews University will host its first health and fitness symposium, "Connect & Inspire to Share," from Thursday through Sunday. The symposium will feature keynote presenters including Katia Reinert, RN, MSN, who will discuss "The Epidemic of Obesity and Inactivity: What You Can Do" and Don Morgan, Ph.D., who will give a presentation titled, "Change Your Mind, Change Your Body, Change Your Life." Several seminars will also be available. Read the full story.
A recent review of pastoral demographics in the United States reveals that nearly 50 percent of Seventh-day Adventist ministers will reach retirement age within 10 years, a discovery that is prompting ministry officials to examine potential scenarios to address the coming dilemma. Read the full story.
G.T. Ng, executive secretary of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and Don Jernigan, president of Adventist Health System, are among the featured speakers at the commencement events from May 4–6, 2012. The weekend will honor the accomplishments of one of the largest undergraduate classes in recent history with 330 seniors. At Commencement, two individuals, Leona Running and Ismael Castillo Osuna, will also be receiving honorary degrees. The full schedule of events is at www.andrews.edu/graduation. Read full story.
The Andrews University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was named Regional Champions at the annual SIFE competition held at the Hyatt O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill., on Monday, April 16, 2012. As a result, they are eligible to participate in the National Competition to be held in Kansas City, Mo., May 22–24, 2012.The team presented the projects they had successfully completed this year before more than a dozen industry judges. Projects included, to name a few, “Teach a Student about Business” and “Moving Forward in Style” programs at local Pathfinder Clubs and the Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor, respectively, and face painting as part of the “Kindle Your Christmas Spirit” in Berrien Springs. They also participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which helps low-income individuals in Berrien County prepare their annual state and federal taxes at no cost, and wrote a number of articles for the Student Movement to inform Andrews University students about financial credit issues.
This year’s SIFE team that went to competition consisted of Leslie Harris, Alyssia Cunningham, Andrew Pagels, Gabriel Grau, Garrett Holmes, Jason Shockey, Laury Fouche, Maria Claudia Rengifo, Patience Sampah and Terrence Mayberry. They were assisted by SIFE faculty advisors, Ann Gibson, professor of accounting, and Jacquelyn Warwick, professor of marketing.
Andrews University offers produce subscription this year. Students will deliver fresh produce through a subscription service within 10 miles of campus.
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Andrews University is now starting home produce delivery for 60 households this summer under their Community Supported Agriculture program.
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Gary Hamel, an Andrews University alumni and a world-renowned business management expert, said companies and organizations need to take a different approach when it comes to management and leadership, discarding bureaucracy for innovation, creativity and a respect for values and principles.
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