Thursday, November 13, 2014

Journey CD Release Concert

On Saturday, November 15, at 5:30 p.m., Journey Ministries will perform a CD release concert at Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University. The concert will include songs from our second album "Journey Reunion Live" as well as new selections. Spread the news and pray for the Holy Spirit to do His work at this concert. CDs will be on sale following the event for a recommended donation of $15. (However, donations of any amount will be accepted toward the end.)  A love offering will also be collected to support our self-supporting ministry. Free and open to the public.

GIFT GIVING on Campus

GIVING A GIFT?

When using AU funds to purchase a gift, please consider the following required information when requesting reimbursement or supplying documentation:

1. ITEM COSTING < $50
- Submit original receipt with recipients name  - (employee’s not taxed)


2.  GIFT CARD / GIFT CERTIFICATE / CASH (any $ value) OR  ITEM > $50
- Attach original receipt with recipients name

MUST ALSO INCLUDE:
- For Current Employees (paid through Payroll):  AU ID number.  Employees will be taxed
- For Non Employees:  Current W-9 or email from Accounts Payable confirming this documentation is on file.
- For Foreign Residents:  Current W-8BEN with original signature or email from Accounts Payable.  May also trigger a 30% tax charge to your department per U.S. Tax laws

FAILURE TO SUBMIT PROPER DOCUMENTATION may cause the transactions to not be reimbursed, or charged to your personal account if purchased on the corporate card.

For additional information call or email Rhoena (ext. 3323) or Rhoena@andrews.edu  or read more details:  http://www.andrews.edu/services/finrec/resources/gift_card_policy.pdf

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

He Can Use Anyone

by Jenna Neil

Rachel Williams-Smith, chair of the Andrews University Department of Communication, was recently invited to share her life story on the Hope Channel and 3ABN. On October 21, Williams-Smith was on a live program on the Hope Channel called “Let’s Pray.”

“Let’s Pray” is a one-hour Tuesday night program where viewers call in and share their prayer requests with a waiting prayer team. The first half of the program features a story or testimony, and during the second half the prayer team goes through the prayer requests that callers have shared.

Williams-Smith was asked to share her story on “Let’s Pray” while at the Society of Adventist Communicators Conference in Jacksonville, Florida earlier that month.

“I was sitting at the table for Sabbath lunch and it turned out I was sitting with about three people from the Hope Channel,” says Williams-Smith. As she was sharing her vision for the Department of Communication and some of her background, she said they “latched onto” her story. When she mentioned that she would be sharing her story on 3ABN and the Dare to Dream channel, they asked if she would be willing to come on Tuesday to share with the Hope Channel viewers as well. Although Williams-Smith thought they were joking at first, she agreed to make the trip to Washington, D.C.

The discussion on the show segment centered on Williams-Smith’s statement that she was born in the 20th century but raised in the 19th. “It was a 19th century lifestyle in terms of how we lived day to day, with no conveniences including electricity, running water and so forth. It was a 19th century mindset especially when it came to women and what they can and can’t do and dress, when it came to wearing bonnets and long dresses. And we were more focused on what the 19th century Adventist and Adventism taught than we are today.”

Show hosts also asked about how the change from where she was to where she is now came about. Williams-Smith talked about when she went to a small, self-supporting high school.

“I learned something called principles, which are underlying truths that don’t change, and that gave me a foundation for beginning to be able to change myself,” says Williams-Smith. She used the example of modesty and how rules of modesty will change but the underlying foundation remains the same. When she attended Oakwood University, Williams-Smith gained an academic and professional foundation from which to begin moving forward.

The hosts also asked her about forgiveness, particularly in regards to Williams-Smith’s father. They asked how she forgave her father for such a strange upbringing. She explained it wasn’t difficult because he was actually the one who asked for her forgiveness.

“I had made a choice,” she stated. “Once again, learning about principles, and understanding that love and forgiveness are principles presents you with a choice to love and accept or not. It’s a choice you make.”

As soon as Williams-Smith was done with the interview, she rushed to the airport for a flight to St. Louis and 3ABN. She was interviewed twice on 3ABN. Her main goal was to share about the Department of Communication and the different things she had in mind to revamp the program, including remodeling the television studio. However, the interviewer focused more on her book and life story than the department, which was frustrating but understandable to Williams-Smith.

Williams-Smith was very pleased with the afternoon program, which was a recording for “Urban Reports.”
“I was completely in the moment, in the zone, and I loved every moment of being there,” she says. “So it turned out to be probably the best of all the interviews that we did.”

While attending Oakwood’s graduation in May, Williams-Smith approached John Lomacang, a 3ABN producer, to see if 3ABN would be able to help with the television studio remodel. He suggested that Williams-Smith email him, which she did toward the end of the summer. At that point, McCain asked her to send a proposal for each presentation, sharing what she was doing. She did that and was asked to be a part of two programs to share about her dreams and goals for the communication department and the studio.

“I’ve sometimes watched where people are up there sharing on TV or in some public arena, sharing their testimony and how God has made a change in their lives,” stated Williams-Smith. “I’ve often sat there and looked at it and gone, ‘Wow, I wish I could do that, I wish I had that or was able to. But I feel too small, too inadequate, too tongue-tied just to do something like that and to be of use. But if God can take me and share my story on three channels and through a book, I believe He can take anyone who is just willing to share to make a difference."

Williams-Smith hopes students in the Department of Communications will realize as she has how God can use people in TV and other news media to spread His word. The department has recently renovated their media studio and lab so students can have access to state-of-the-art equipment during their college experience. Anyone interested in giving toward this project can do so here. Whether you can give two dollars, two hundred or two million, Williams-Smith and the Department of Communications thanks you for considering a gift to further the education of students here at Andrews University.

Grace Place: Caring for the Community

The Grace Place may be fairly new to the community, but members have already made their presence known with their programs on health, marriage and finances and their regular outreach to South Bend neighborhoods.

The church held its first service in February 2013 in the home they found at the Community Congregational Church, 19671 Cleveland Road in South Bend. The two churches collaborate on joint services and programs at various times during the year. The Grace Place is affiliated with the First Seventh-day Adventist Church in South Bend.

Hyveth Williams, an Andrews University professor, founded the church with the express goal of reaching out to the community. Church members have adopted as their own the neighborhood bordered by Portage Road, Cushing Street and Lincoln Way, going out every two weeks to give away free food and other items, to invite people to come to church and to tell them about the special seminars and programs the church offers.

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Master Guide Seminars

The following Master Guide seminars will be held at the Pioneer Memorial Church Junior 1 classroom.

November 14, 7– 9 p.m., Child and Youth Evangelism
November 15, 3–5 p.m., Creativity and Resources 

December 6, 2:30–4:30 p.m., Leadership
December 6, 4:30–6:30 p.m., Communication


 

Horn Lectureship Series Presents

In A Strange Land: How Judaism Adapted and Survived in Dura Europos, Syria
By Rodrigo Silva, PhD


Monday, November 17, at 7 pm in the Seminary Chapel
This Event is Free and Open to the Public
Co-curricular credit available

Holiday Gift Market & Food Drive

Holiday Gift Market & Food Drive
Chan Shun Hall
Sunday November 16
Noon-5pm

Interested in unique, hand-crafted gifts for the holidays? Come to the Holiday Gift Market on Sunday, November 16 from 12-5 pm at Chan Shun Hall. Approximately 20 crafters and artists will be offering a wide variety of items, including scarves, shawls, hats, bags, photography, picture frames, ornaments, wood toys, cards, hand painted signs and decor, natural shaving and skincare products, gift tags, live plant decor, among others!

During the market, the campus Enactus team will be organizing a food drive to benefit local food banks. So if you are able, please consider dropping off some non-perishable foods at their table before you do your shopping.

There will be fun activities for the kids to enjoy, too!

For further information, contact Rebecca Turk at unendingwonder@gmail.com or Diane Helbley at simplestirrings@yahoo.com

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lamson Hall's Community Service Project

If you'd like to take part in a community service project, here's how you can help Lamson Hall help others this semester!

YOU CAN...
Bring non-perishable and/or canned foods to go towards struggling families on campus.
Bring shingles or nails to go towards building homes for families in need.


Donate money in support of one of the following causes:
ADRA-raising money for refuges from South Sudan and Central Africa
Habitat for Humanity—raising money for purchasing  supplies to build home for families in need of housing.

All supplies and/or money can be dropped off at Lamson’s front desk or you can see a Dean during office hours from 9am-5 pm or 7pm-10:30 pm.
 

Week in Pictures

Chef Mark Anthony at Village Church

Chef Mark Anthony will be at the Village Church on November 15 during worship services and vespers. On the following day, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. there will be a free vegetarian dinner and a live performing arts cooking show. His topics include "Weight Loss," Lower Cholesterl," and Increase Energy." If you plan to stay for Sabbath dinner, please bring food to share.
Place: Village SDA Church
           635 St Joseph Ave, Berrien Springs, MI
Contact person: Elizabeth Tan
Phone: 471-7795

About Chef Mark Anthony

My name is Mark Anthony and I have traveled across the country doing hundreds of healthy cooking shows in every state in the country including Hawaii. Alaska is my last state and they're booked for October 2011. I also do regular cooking shows on 3ABN Worldwide Television.
Over the past few years, I have lost 80 pounds! I have also dropped my cholesterol from 263 down to 118, and I have never felt better! It is all from living a vegan lifestyle. That's what I teach at my live cooking shows; How to cook healthy and save money doing it. It's not mysterious or difficult and I want people to know that it is realistic.
I have also enclosed a couple of articles from the dozens of writings that have been done about these amazing accomplishments. The country is really into the healthy lifestyle right now.
I also want to mention that I do these events for FREE. That's right, totally FREE. It's free for the people attending, and it's free for the facilities conducting these events. I have done these events at hospitals, churches, senior centers, universities, and local conventions.
This is all about teaching the community about how to get healthy and stay healthy. It's about motivating them off all the processed food and chemicals that cause killer diseases such as atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes, and getting back to the healthy lifestyle we used to have here in America.
My shows are a fun and exciting program. I cook everything right in front of the crowd, while teaching principles of healthy cooking. I do watermelon sculptures and even paint eight foot paintings with my hands. It's not your ordinary boring cooking class. I also illustrate the connection between body, mind, & spirit. It is actually proven that when we get physically healthier, we also get mentally healthier, and that we also have better spiritual connections. It's so amazing how our bodies are connected in so many different ways.

Le divin Maitre

Venez pour parler français.

Le divin Maître nous enseigne.

 

Chan Shun Hall, salle 227

vendredi, 12:30 - 1:30

Mobile Farm Market Puts End to Food Deserts

A mobile farm market is making a difference in Michigan one vegetable at a time. Andrews University said due to its success this summer they are going to expand next year.

According to the USDA, there are four large food deserts in Berrien County. They include a part of Benton Harbor, Niles, Buchanan, and Berrien Springs. Every Monday the market would stop at the Ferry Street Resource Center so residents could buy nutritious food.

One woman said she loved the recipes the dietitian would provide.

Pauline Washington said, "They picked it that morning and they brought it, they were selling it, plus showing us how to cook it!... the grocery store is not close to where I live! nothing is close to where I live!”

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner and Documentary

A Delightful Vegetarian Thanksgiving. Join us on Sunday November 16th at 5pm for dinner and a documentary.

  • Mouth-watering recipes,
  • Delicious dishes for holiday health
  • A feature film on food and sugar.

Pre-registration is required: Call 269-332-0898 or email health@fairplainadventist.org.

Location
Edith B. Garrett School
140 Seneca Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

All Nations Youth Day

Old Rugged Cross Concert

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014
Old Rugged Cross Concert by “Dan Hays Ministries” will provide a selection of Traditional Christian hymns, Contemporary Gospel, Southern Gospel, Country and Old Classics.  He is bringing members of his family to perform with him on some of his songs.  If their voices have the same mellow timbre as his, the concert will be a real pleasure and will have a little something for everyone.
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The village of Pokagon is located about half way between Niles and Dowagiac.  The church’s address is 61041 Vermont St in the Village of Pokagon, 1/4 mile east of M-51 and 12 a block south of Pokagon Highway.  There is no charge for the concert; however, a free-will offering will be used to further the restoration of the building to its 1876 - 1914 church era appearance.



SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014
Old Rugged Cross Hymn Sing
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A Hymn Sing will begin at 6 p.m., giving the public a chance to sing some of their old favorite hymns.  The village of Pokagon is located about half way between Niles and Dowagiac.  The church’s address is 61041 Vermont St in the Village of Pokagon, 1/4 mile east of M-51 and 12 a block south of Pokagon Highway.  A free-will offering will be used to further the restoration of the building to its 1876 - 1914 church era appearance.

Journey Ministries Concert and CD

On Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 5:30pm Journey Ministries will be having their CD release concert at the Pioneer Memorial Church. The concert will include songs from our second album "Journey Reunion Live" as well as new selections. Spread the news and pray for the Holy Spirit to do His work at this concert. CD's will be on sale following the event for a recommended donation of $15. (However, donations of any amount will be accepted towards the end.)  A love offering will also be collected to support our self-supporting ministry. 

Class Gifts Bell Hall Outdoor Study Area

by Jenna Neil

An outdoor patio and study space on the north side of Bell Hall, which houses the School of Education, was dedicated during Alumni Homecoming Weekend. The courtyard was something that Dennis Woodland, emeritus professor of biology, wanted to do for several years. However, until recently there wasn’t enough money to begin the project.

That changed this year, thanks to the Class of 1964. Each year, the current 50-year class gives a gift to Andrews University—something that commemorates the years they spent at Andrews and their fond memories of campus. The reunion committee for the Class of 1964 thought this project would be the perfect gift to the University.

Stan Beikmann, retired professor of horticulture and landscape design and designer of the patio, stated that the project is important because of the “microclimate” that exists in the space.

“Whereas Andrews falls in Zones 4 and 5, because the space is enclosed on three sides and receives ambient heat from the building and protection from winter winds, we recognize that it is equivalent to a Zone 6 plant habitat,” says Beikmann.

A plant habitat or “hardiness zone” refers to 1 of 12 defined areas where specific categories of plants are able to grow.

Dick Scott, director of facilities management, asked Beikmann to design the patio. The design is a natural shade garden with a semi-circular patio that wraps around a mimosa tree. Beikmann used several southern plants and other shade plants with the most color in the fall and spring when students are on campus. The design plan was distributed to more than 150 members of the class of 1964 and was met with overwhelming approval and excitement.

Arboretum/Grounds worked hard to finish the project in a six-week time frame, so the 50-year class would have the chance to dedicate the space during Homecoming Weekend at the end of September.

Materials and plants were ordered and the prep work began right away with foundations of concrete blocks. Tons of sand and aggregate were brought in along with cut stone to lay the patio. The final step was landscaping with plants and instant sod lawn. Any remaining plants and final touches will be added during the spring of 2015.

The Arboretum/Grounds team that worked on the project included two landscape students, Andi Caban and Austin Cassell, along with Noe Valez, arboretum/grounds manager, Aaron Hinman, groundskeeper supervisor, David Logan, mechanic, and Stan Beikmann. Larry Schalk, vice president for Financial Administration, 1964 graduate and class representative, along with the Offices of Alumni Services and Development, oversaw the funding of the project and kept the Class of 1964 updated on the progress.

“We want to have an outside place where students can study or faculty and staff can relax, read or have lunch," says Vicki Wiley, executive assistant to the dean of the School of Education. "This space offers exactly that. We’re very pleased with the results.”

Andrews University offers our sincerest thanks to the Class of 1964 for making this study space possible.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Get a Costco Membership with Incentives

Next Tuesday, Nov. 11, representatives from Costco will be on campus to give faculty, staff and students the opportunity to sign up for a membership. The new Costco in Mishawaka opens later this month and to celebrate they are offering great incentives for Andrews University employees and students.

Come to the Badger Room in the Campus Center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and find out what is available.

Dissertation Defense: Carmen George

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Friday, November 7, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Carmen George will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Counseling Psychology. Carmen George’s dissertation title is, “The Relationship Between Attitudes Toward the "No Child Left Behind" Law and Perceived Levels of Burnout Among Teachers in Berrien County, Michigan.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

Outrunning the Future

by Lucero Castellanos-Aguirre

In October, alumnus Gary Hamel (BS ’75, MBA ’76) presented to the School of Business Administration his very own way to “Outrun the Future.” Hamel has been ranked by The Wall Street Journal as one of the world’s most influential business thinkers and referred to by “Fortune Magazine” as a leading expert on business strategy.

After receiving a donation from the parents of an alumnus who were very appreciative of the progress their child had made in their career, Allen Stembridge, dean of the School of Business Administration, decided to contact Gary Hamel.

“He’s a very busy man,” says Stembridge, “But we got an email out of the blue from his secretary that he hadn’t forgotten and had time to come. It took a year due to his busy schedule, and though he typically charges between $50,000–$75,000 to speak, Gary charged us nothing for this presentation.”

It was a well-attended event targeted specifically toward business students and special guests, with an audience of about 130. Hamel focused on the future throughout the entire presentation, emphasizing innovation and change.

Hamel motivated the audience to think about “problems that are mind-bending” and asked stimulating questions like, “How do we be relentlessly optimistic?” and “Why don’t we aim higher?”

“It was exactly the kind of thing that education is all about,” says Brent Geraty, University legal counsel, who attended the event. “He challenged the students—all of us—to think about things as they could be rather than as they are.”

“I believe our current students should not concentrate solely on the theory," says Hamel. “It’s a good base but they need to go through it and forward and focus on the future.”

He continued by sharing with the audience his idea of the competitive advantage.

“One way of getting that is to be ahead of the competition—to do something different, unique, and out of the box.”

After the presentation Hamel socialized with the students, signed books and answered their questions.

“Hamel certainly did not come across as unapproachable,” says Stembridge. “He was extremely friendly and happy to be here. I think he was pleased it was a good turnout of students, because that’s who he wanted to talk to.”

Students seemed very enthusiastic about Hamel’s talk. Many were honored to have attended the event.

“The presentation was crisp, innovative and intellectually stimulating,” says Azez Hagos, senior finance major. “It feels good when I find myself studying at a school where Gary Hamel completed his undergraduate and graduate studies!”
 

Veterans Day Tribute

On Tuesday, November 11, at 11:30 a.m., all faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend a special Veterans Day Tribute event in Newbold Auditorium in Buller Hall at Andrews University. A special gift will be given to student veterans and students who are dependents of veterans.

The program will include a slideshow and stories from those who have served.

Tuesday Choices credit is available for students who attend. Families are also welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Fares Magesa, veteran certifying official, at veterans@andrews.edu.

Update on Ebola Crisis

The message below was originally sent to Andrews University staff, faculty and students by Niels-Erik Andreasen, University president.

I imagine that you have joined me in continuing to follow the significant news coverage in recent months regarding the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) crisis in three countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

There have also been Ebola cases elsewhere, including now here in the United States. All these cases are connected with individuals traveling from those three countries, or those who provided direct healthcare support to individuals with Ebola.

Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have stated that there is only a small risk for an outbreak of Ebola in the United States (apart from the potential risk for those who care for or have otherwise come into physical contact with those who have Ebola). All of us, including Andrews, still need to take thoughtful precautions to ensure the safety and health of those in our communities, both in our immediate geographic community and around the world.

Currently, we have no students who have come to us directly from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone. Also, while Andrews operates in locations around the world, there are no affiliated academic partner programs in any of the three countries affected by Ebola.

On this campus, as we seek to understand and carefully respond to this health crisis, Andrews will incorporate several safety precautions and protocols, as urged by both the WHO and CDC. We will:

  • For at least the next three to six months, prohibit University-sponsored travel from or through countries with Ebola (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone), and encourage individuals connected with the University to do the same
  • Follow the CDC and WHO guidelines for monitoring/movement for Ebola exposure, including the Oct. 22 update
  • For any apparent direct contact with Ebola patients by members of the University community, self-monitoring and voluntary isolation separate from the main campus will be instituted for a 21-day period. As appropriate, Provost and Student Life offices should be informed if there is suspected contact by a faculty, staff, student or student family member.
  • Additionally, with any reported instance of apparent contact or risk by a member of the University's community, the University will work immediately, closely and directly with the county's Public Health Department and medical officials
  • Encourage our campus community to continue to practice common sense safe hygiene, especially with the approach of the flu season, including ongoing careful washing and sanitizing of hands

While there is no current significant or direct risk to Andrews University in particular, please know that we will continue to monitor any and all official information releases regarding this public health emergency, update our protocols and react accordingly.

You can follow ongoing updates and information on Ebola issues around the world at the links below:

World Health Organization (WHO)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Adventist Forum Nov 15, "Suffering and the Search for Meaning"

Adventist Forum Nov 15, Richard Rice "Suffering and the Search for Meaning"

Adventist Forum presents "Suffering and the Search for Meaning" by Dr. Richard Rice from the School of Religion at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, on Sabbath Afternoon at 3:30 pm, November 15, 2014, Chan Shun Hall, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.

Dr. Rice graduated from Andrews University with an MDiv degree and went on to earn MA and PhD degrees in Christian theology from the University of Chicago. He served as a church pastor and taught at La Sierra University before moving to Loma Linda University where he is professor of religion in the School of Religion. He teaches graduate courses and seminars dealing with the theology of suffering, science and religion, and other topics.

He has published several books including The Reign of God: An Introduction to Christian Theology from a Seventh-day Adventist Perspective published by Andrews University Press. This is a textbook for college religion classes. In 1980 he published what has proved to be a somewhat controversial book in Adventist circles. It was originally published by the Review and Herald Publishing Association under the title The Openness of God: The Relationship of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Free Will. However, the publisher stopped distributing the book before the production run was exhausted. But it was subsequently republished by Bethany House as God’s Foreknowledge & Man’s Free Will.

Dr. Rice is credited with introducing the term “open theism” into theological discourse.
He has published a number of other books including: When Bad Things Happen to God’s People, Reason and the Contours of Faith, Believing, Behaving, Belonging, and Ministry Healing: Toward a Theology of Wholeness and Witness.

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

Mobile Farm Market Proves Success

Be Healthy Berrien's mobile farm market, operated with Andrews University, had a fruitful first season and will continue to grow, the Berrien County Board of Health heard Wednesday.

Nicki Britten, director of community health planning, reported that 60 percent of survey respondents said they were eating more vegetables as a result of shopping at the mobile market.

The project was launched last summer to sell produce grown at Andrews' student gardens and orchards. The mobile market made stops in low-income neighborhoods in Benton Harbor, Benton Township, Buchanan, Niles and Berrien Springs, where residents have limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

The health department and Andrews "consider this a very successful pilot year of this program," Britten said.

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Prayer Vigil

Directly following the European Heritage Forum at the HPAC next Tuesday, there will be a prayer vigil around the flag pole to remember all past and present victims of war and to pray for peace.  The vigil will last for 15 minutes from 12:30 to 12:45.

Journey CD Release Concert

On Sabbath, November 15, 2014 at 5:30pm Journey Ministries will be having their CD release concert at the Pioneer Memorial Church. The concert will include songs from our second album "Journey Reunion Live" as well as new selections. Spread the news and pray for the Holy Spirit to do His work at this concert. CD's will be on sale following the event for a recommended donation of $15. (However, donations of any amount will be accepted towards the end.)  A love offering will also be collected to support our self-supporting ministry. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Scrapbooking Together

Scrapbookers and cardmakers bring your projects to the PMC Commons on Sunday, November 16, from 1:30 to 7 p.m.  Bring your favorite snack and enjoy prizes drawing  while working on your projects. Hope to see you there. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Week in Pictures

Mother of John Rorabeck Passed Away

Dear friends and colleagues,

The past six weeks have been rough for our family as our dear Mother and
Grandmother Bernita Rorabeck has been slowly fading away in front of our
eyes. At 4:12 Monday afternoon, she closed her eyes in Jesus. Now we await
the glorious coming to see yet another loved one raised from the dead.

Thursday, November 6 will be her viewing at Allred's Funeral Home in Berrien
Springs from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. To view her obituary, click here.

Her funeral will be on Friday November 7 at the Village Church, at 1:00
p.m. Thank you for your love and support.

John Rorabeck, Chemistry Department, Andrews University
Christine Rorabeck, ESL Instructor, Andrews Academy

Suffering and the Search for Meaning

Adventist Forum presents "Suffering and the Search for Meaning" by Dr. Richard Rice from the School of Religion at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, on Sabbath, Nov. 15, at 3:30 p.m. in Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Rice graduated from Andrews University with an MDiv and went on to earn an MA and PhD in Christian theology from the University of Chicago. He served as a church pastor and taught at La Sierra University before moving to Loma Linda University where he is professor of religion in the School of Religion. He teaches graduate courses and seminars dealing with the theology of suffering, science and religion, and other topics.

He has published several books including "The Reign of God: An Introduction to Christian Theology from a Seventh-day Adventist Perspective" published by Andrews University Press. This is a textbook for college religion classes. In 1980 he published what has proved to be a somewhat controversial book in Adventist circles. It was originally published by the Review and Herald Publishing Association under the title "The Openness of God: The Relationship of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Free Will." However, the publisher stopped distributing the book before the production run was exhausted. It was subsequently republished by Bethany House as "God’s Foreknowledge & Man’s Free Will."

Rice is credited with introducing the term “open theism” into theological discourse. He has published a number of other books including: "When Bad Things Happen to God’s People," Reason and the Contours of Faith," "Believing, Behaving, Belonging: Finding New Love for the Church," and "Ministry Healing: Toward a Theology of Wholeness and Witness."

Adventist Forum is open to the public. All are welcome. For information, contact Art Robertson at robertsa2@earthlink.net or call 269-471-7150. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Revive Vespers: Relationships, The Prophetic Paradigm

What is the connection between relationships, the family and bible prophecy? Come to Revive Vespers as the Warner Family presents the messege "Relationships, The Prophetic Paradigm." 

 

7:30 pm on Friday, November 7, 2014

Biology Amphitheater/Price Hall

Co-curricular credit availible

Annual Praise Team Concert

On behalf of the Haughville Praise and Worship Center here in Indianapolis, IN, the students and family of Andrews University are invited to our Annual Praise Team concert being held on November 15, 2014. Please let us know if you will have 50 or more people coming with you so that we can arrange seating for you as well as parking. Thanks for your time. On behalf of Pastor and Sis Lawrence L. Logan, we looking forward to seeing you in the place where praise is expected and worship experienced.

2014-2015 Architecture Lectures Series

See the attachment below for details.

Horn Museum to Host Rare Exhibit

At a time when many archaeological museums at religious-affiliated schools in the United States are struggling to add to their displays, the Siegfried Horn Museum at Andrews University (AU) will soon host an exhibit of 48 ancient artifacts, reports the New York Times.

“In recent decades, countries that house remains of the ancient world have become determined to keep archaeological finds within their borders,” explains the New York Times article. Furthermore, small museums often lack “the financial resources to buy works or borrow actively from other collections.” Because of these constraints, Dr. Constance Gane, curator of the Horn Museum and assistant professor of archaeology and Old Testament at AU, told Adventist Today that the museum is thrilled to exhibit the ceramic figurine fragments.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Farm to School Success

Berrien County Juvenile Center food service manager Charity Hackett first took an interest in serving more fresh fruits and vegetables to residents, utilizing a garden at the Center. Since then, the Center has obtained food preservation equipment, developed resident food handling skills training and purchased CSA shares aided by the Michigan Farm to School Grant program. The Berrien County Juvenile Center was one of 21 MI Farm to School Grant recipients in 2014.

In the first year of the farm-to-school initiative, Hackett found difficulty in obtaining small quantities of a variety of produce from many different commercial farm vendors. Working with Michigan State University Extension and the MSU Product Center, the nearby Andrews University’s CSA and market garden program was identified as a reliable source of fresh fruits and vegetables. Bulk apples are purchased from a separate grower.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

An Evening of Love Songs

On Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., vocalists Charles and Julie Reid will explore the wonderful complexities of love through song at the Howard Performing Arts Center. Accompanying Charles and Julie on the piano will be Beatriz Ritzenthaler. The duo will perform selections in Italian, French and German, coupled with hits from Broadway classics such as “Les Misérables” and “The Fiddler on the Roof.”

Charles Reid is director of vocal studies at Andrews University. He is recognized as one of his generation's leading lyric tenors and has sung on many of the world’s most famous stages, including nine seasons with New York’s Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Theater an der Wien, Frankfurt Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and the festivals of Bayreuth, Salzburg, Spoleto USA, Glimmerglass and Central City.

A graduate of Westminster Choir College, mezzo-soprano Julie has concertized around the world with her husband. Since moving to Berrien Springs, she has become a regular in the concert scene of Southwest Michigan.

Tickets are required. They are $10 for general admission, $5 for Andrews University faculty and staff, and free for students. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office by calling 888-467-6442.

Songs of Solitude and Renewal

The Andrews University Singers present their fall choral invitational, “Songs of Solitude and Renewal,” on Saturday, November 8, at 8 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University. Concert repertoire will include: “Cloudburst” by Eric Whitacre, “Amor del mi Alma” by Z. Randall Stroope, “Even When He Is Silent” by André Arnesen, “Prayer” by René Clausen and “Balm In Gilead” by Jackson Berkey. Featured guests are college choral conducting students Stephanie Mauer, Chelsea Lake and Brenton Offenback.

The concert centerpiece is “This House of Peace” composed by Ralph Johnson for soloists, oboe, piano and choir, which was commissioned for the opening of Sacred Heart Medical Center RiverBend in Springfield, Oregon, in 2008. The words are from Peacehealth patients and family members, and the composition is dedicated to all healthcare givers. The performance will feature renowned tenor soloist Charles Reid, director of vocal studies at Andrews University, and soprano Carrie VanDenburgh, director of choral education in the Berrien Springs public school system.

The concert will conclude with choral adaptations of “Blackbird” and “Yesterday” by Paul McCartney, “Skies of the Clear Blue Morning” by Dolly Parton and “All the Things You Are” arranged by Ward Swingle.

General Admission: $5, Faculty/Staff: $3, Students & Seniors: $3, Children 12 & Under: Free

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

Rowena Futcher Reception

Please plan to join us on Sabbath, November 15,  between 4:00-6:00 p.m., in the Whirlpool Room, Chan Shun Hall, for a reception in honor of Rowena Futcher.  After living in our community for many years, Rowena will be moving to Texas to be near her daughter, Beverly.  Thank you for planning to stop by to wish Rowena blessings in her new home.

Pumpkin Rolls for Sale

Looking for a tasty Thanksgiving dessert? Look no more. The Stevensville SDA Pathfinder club is once again selling homemade Pumpkin Rolls.

The options are regular pumpkin roll without nuts or with nuts for $10. The non-diary option without nuts or with nuts is $11. Please place your order by November 14 by emailing marsha.beal@gmail.com. Each pumpkin roll has 12 servings and can be frozen if needed.

The Angel and the Hour

The Angel and The Hour
November 2-7, 6:30-7:30
Speaker - Pastor Ron Kelly
Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave, Berrien Springs, MI

Our world is descending into a state of deeper confusion and despair. The Bible foretells of this disorientation as a sign of the end.  In the midst of the deepening darkness God announces hope from the precincts of the heavenly sanctuary.  The voice is swift, powerful, and uplifting. It is the first Angel’s message of Revelation 14:6&7.  It is a call to return to the plan of salvation and offers hope to a world in distress.  Pray for God’s direction in seeking out the ones you are to invite to “The Angel and the Hour,” beginning Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. 

Topics:
Sunday:          “Houston - We’ve Got A Problem”
Monday:         “178 Seconds to Live”
Tuesday:         “10 Days of Grace at Remagen”
Wednesday:  “The Kaiser and the Cowgirl”
Thursday:       “Operation Final Deliverance”
Friday:            “Immunized for the End”

American Legion Post 51 Veterans Day Program

KOREAN WAR VETERAN

SFC Bob L. VandeLinde
187th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)   

Monday Nov 10, @ 7pm, Buchanan High School auditorium
Tuesday Nov 11, @ 11am, Buchanan American Legion Post 51
Tuesday Nov 11, @ 6pm, Michigan Lutheran 
(Public Invited)      
 
SFC VandeLinde earned the Silver Star in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, near Sukchon, Korea while leading an eight-man forward outpost and protecting his company from a surprise attack. Bob VandeLinde is the Author of KOREA and RESPECT: FORGOTTEN HEROES
(Books will be available for purchase after the program)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GO Projects: GO rake leaves for those in need

Hey! This Sunday November 2nd, we are looking to show the love of Jesus in a practical way through community service. We want to help those in our community by raking leaves!

A bus will be leaving Pioneer Memorial Church parking lot at 10am and will return at noon.

Community Service or Co-curricular will be available, and you can register by letting us know on this post, or by clicking on the link below.

http://bit.ly/1tg1vdk

Please dress accordingly, we are so excited to have you!

Celebration of Research 2014

On October 31, 2014 Andrews University will celebrate the research efforts of faculty and graduate students in the annual Celebration of Research. The Celebration will be held in Buller Hall from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. The program will be as follows: 

12:30-1:30 pm  Plenary Presentations, Newbold Auditorium

1:30-3:00 pm    Poster Session and Refreshments, Buller Hallway and Lobby

3:00-4:00 pm    Oral Sessions, Buller Hall Classrooms

Co-curricular credit will be available for each section of the event. The plenary presenters will be Prof. Roy Gane and Prof. Greg Constantine, recipients of the Siegfried H. Horn Excellence in Research & Creative Scholarship Award. 

Call for Papers- Michigan Academy

The Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 on the campus of Andrews University. Faculty and students are encouraged to present at the conference, which has over 30 sections in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.

The call for papers has been issued and abstracts will be accepted until December 3, 2014. Please view the instructions below:

CALL FOR PAPERS: Go to our website themichiganacademy.org and click on the blue tab labeled "Conference" at the top of the page. Under the Conference tab are links to the Call for Papers, Section Information, etc.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 3, 2014. If you submit an abstract by 12/3/14, you will have a chance to win free conference registration ($65 value for faculty/others or $75 for students).

SUBMIT A 200 WORD ABSTRACT: Note: We are using a new abstract submission system. If you had a login/password in previous years, it will not work. You will need to create a login/password in the new system.
Use this link to submit your abstract or go to themichiganacademy.org and select "Submit Your Abstract" on the left toolbar.

PROGRAM: Over 30 sections (disciplines) in the sciences, humanities and social sciences are holding programs. Follow the link under Call for Papers to see all sections.

PRESENTERS: Primarily higher education faculty, administrators, librarians, graduate and undergraduate students. (Undergrads must have faculty sponsors!).

Also invited to present papers: employees of non-profit and for-profit research organizations, public libraries, governmental agencies, K-12 faculty/administration, etc.

SPECIAL BENEFIT: Abstracts of papers presented at the conference are published in our interdisciplinary, academic journal, "Michigan Academician."

Bluegrass Gospel Concert

Warm up from the cold with a concert at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, this Saturday, November 1st at 7:30pm. Come out and enjoy the bluegrass gospel music of Uphill Climb, a local group featuring, Bill Colwell, Ken Simpson, Bob Nelson and John McElligott. Let us be thankful for the goodness of God in fellowship, as we start into busy holiday season. For ticket information, please visit: http://www.boxfactoryforthearts.org/calendar/index.html 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

LLU Pre-Med Interviews

Dr. Roddy of Loma Linda University School of Medicine will be on campus to interview students on Tuesday - Thursday, November 4 - 6.

If you would like to apply to medical school for the fall of 2015, please come to the Chemistry Office to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Roddy will also be meeting with all pre-med students on the evening of November 4th at 5:30 p.m. in the Chemistry Amphitheater.

Week in Pictures

Scott Michael Bennett Concert Vespers

Scott Michael Bennett Concert Vespers: Sabbath, November 1, at 5:30 p.m. at Niles Westside Adventist Church (1105 Grant St, Niles, MI). Invite a a friend! A freewill offering will be taken

Village SDA Church 100 Years

On October 31 & November 1, the Village SDA Church is celebrating the 100 years anniversary. Come join us in the celebrating a century of grace and provisions God has given to the Village Church. 

Attachments

Horn Museum in New York Times

In a few months, the Siegfried Horn Museum at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich., will exhibit 48 ancient fragments of possibly religious ceramic figures depicting humans and horses. Dating from the 8th to the 6th century B.C., they were excavated over more than a decade ending in 2012 at Tall Jalul in Jordan.

While small, the exhibition, part of a one-year loan agreement with Jordan, will be something of a rarity.

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Boundless Love: Heartwarming Story from an International Student

Note: The following was written by an international student and is published by request of the student and International Student Services.

Boundless Love: From Classroom to the Operating Room
by Yafu Qu

At 10 a.m. on September 17, 2014, I suddenly began to experience a severe stomachache. It continued to worsen until at 2 p.m. I felt so much pain that I could not get up from my seat. I was sweating all over.
Three of my classmates, Jessica, Yumei Cai, and Pastor Jose, saw this unusual behavior and called the campus safety office. When the emergency car came, my classmates helped me into the car and we went to University Medical where I had a blood test and received immediate care. The doctor told me that it was appendicitis and that I needed to be transferred to the hospital for emergency surgery.

I was in so much pain that I could not sit up. The doctor gave me a shot to relieve the pain, and immediately my thoughts became hazy. It was difficult for me to see and understand things. Pastor Jose drove us to the Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St Joseph. However, I was in the United States from China to pursue my MDiv degree at Andrews University and had arrived only a month ago. Now I faced a strange country, a strange hospital, and a strange medical system, but somehow God was giving me a deep inner peace!

One issue is that I did not know my medical insurance number! This is not something I had memorized (do you know yours by memory?), and I had no card with me. At that time, I just thought that I would go through the medical treatment and then go home to take my son to Pathfinders! So I did not call my wife to tell her about my treatment in hospital. The doctor asked for my wife to be informed, and then the treatment could proceed.
The medicine the doctor gave me to dull the pain had made my thoughts slow and hazy so I had to depend on my three classmates. Also, I did not know English very well, and they were very brave to stay with me and help me. They called many people for help, sending out many urgent requests for help. Thankfully, they were able to make contact with my wife and brought her to the hospital.

After two examinations from the doctor, it was already evening, and my classmates had two tests the next day. So they did their homework and reviewed their lessons in the hospital hallways, staying with me until 9 p.m. They would not go back to Andrews due to their concern for my ability to communicate with the hospital staff. They stayed with me for 7 hours. They did not think about themselves, the time, their test scores or any of their other challenges. I am sincerely grateful to Jessica, Yumei Cai, and Pastor Jose for their boundless love.

Two other friends, Xiaoming Xu and Jianming Wei, drove to the hospital to see me at 10 p.m. after receiving my wife's call. That they would take time to drive to see me at that time of night meant a lot to me.

1 John 3:18 commands us to “love, not in words or speech, but in truth and action.” They were fulfilling this command of God in a perfect way.

The next day at 6 a.m.—before the dawn light appeared—Jianming Wei picked up my wife and took her to the hospital, and Xiaoming Xu went to the student insurance services at Andrews University to deal with my medical insurance, got my medical letter from Andrews University, then took it to the hospital. At the same time, she looked after my 4-year-old daughter. 

At noon, the surgery was completed successfully. In the evening, Rowland Liu came to help me return home and made proper arrangements for my rest. After I had arrived at home, Scott Moncrieff, professor of English, and his wife, Lilia, came to see me with fresh flowers and homemade bread, as well as full expressions of good wishes. My heart was warmed greatly.

Through this situation, I experienced and was surrounded by so great a cloud of love by Andrews University. I will remember my kind friends forever. In turn, I would also like to be a channel of God’s love and blessings to those around me and to help others follow Andrews University’s motto: Seek Knowledge, Affirm Faith, Change the World.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Institutional TOEFL Exam

Andrews University Center for Intensive Enlgish Programs is offering the Institutional TOEFL Exam on November 14, 2014 at 8:30am. Please sign up in NH 203 and have $35.00 for exam fees. This exam is for students who need to fulfill their TOEFL requirement. Please contact ciep@andrews.edu for more information.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

LLU Pre-Pharm Interviews

Last Chance!

On Wednesday, October 29, Shastin Rains, Director of Enrollment for Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy, will be here to interview students who are interested in a career in pharmacology.

If you would like an appointment to meet with her, please come to the Chemistry Office in Halenz Hall-225 and talk with Dana Johnston.

Please come as soon as possible

Friday, October 24, 2014

"A Sense of Place" Calendar Art and SAAD Architecture European Study Tour Exhib

"A Sense of Place" Calendar Art  and SAAD Architecture European Study Tour Exhibition:

On Tuesday, October 28, from 6-8 PM there will be an opening reception for a combined exhibition. This exhibition will display the artwork that was used in the present AU Calendar "A Sense of Place" as well as a sellection of artworks (drawings and watercolor paintings) created by the Architecture Students on the most recent Architecture European Study Tour (2014). Refresments will be served, copies of the calendar will be available and co-curricular credit will be provided. All are welcome to attend.

The exhibtion will be on display from October 28 - Novmeber 7 in the Art & Design Gallery, located in Smith Hall, on the Andrews University Campus.

 

Honors Church Fall 2014

"Remembering the Great War: Responding to Suffering"

World War I Centenary

Fall Honors Church 2014

8 November 2014  |  11:45 a.m.  |  Howard Performing Arts Center

Berrien Springs Camera Club November 5

FROM:            Berrien Springs Camera Club

CONTACT:    Madeline Johnston
                        471-1109
                       

     The monthly meeting of the Berrien Springs Camera Club will be on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at its usual venue, the Berrien Springs Community Library at Cass and Union. The presenter will be Sharon Prest Ullom, who for several years has taught in the Digital Media and Photography Department of Andrews University.  From her perspective of working with many different digital-imaging programs and with many students, she will give an overview of Adobe Lightroom and answer questions about Photoshop. 

     All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Envision Magazine & Student Movement Win Awards

by Becky St. Clair

Andrews University student publications won several awards at the Society of Adventist Communicators convention in Jacksonville, Florida, on October 18. Envision magazine earned prizes in three categories: Best in Class Design, Best in Class Feature Writing, and Honorable Mention Photography.

The graphic design of the current issue was done by Amber Sarno, Arielle Pickett and Jonathon Wolfer. “Troubled Waters” by Emily Leffler, recounting her near-death experience while scuba diving in Cozumel, won for best feature writing. Photographer Brian Tagalog's riveting portrait of Patrick Knighton took home the honorable mention award.

The Student Movement earned top honors as Best in Class Newspaper, under the editorship of senior journalism and English major Melodie Roschman. Roschman was nominated by Debbie Michel, associate professor of communication, in a nod to Roschman's above-and-beyond efforts in covering complex issues such as substance abuse and homosexuality.

“Melodie has shown a willingness to tackle controversial topics,” said Michel. “Her three-part series on addictions created a level of engagement I've not seen before, where Dwight Nelson preached a series of sermons on the topic, and even the dorms used the articles to launch their own discussions.”

Michel is not the only faculty member impressed with Roschman’s leadership and professional abilities.

“It's one thing simply to choose challenging topics; it's quite another to treat them with depth and nuance, in a non-polemical way which adds to the conversation,” says Scott Moncrieff, professor of English and faculty sponsor of the Student Movement. “I think Melodie has done that in her own feature and editorial writing, and has encouraged that same spirit of professional journalism in her staff.”

Students in the Department of Communication and Department of Visual Art & Design produce Envision magazine each spring semester. The Society of Adventist Communicators is a professional development organization for Adventist communicators in both secular and denominational employment. The Jacksonville event celebrated the group’s 25th anniversary.

Candlelight Vigil for Ebola and Cancer

The First Haitian American Seventh-Day Adventist Group is having a Prayer Vigil on October 25 from 8:00p.m until 11:15p.m on behalf of those diagnosed with Ebola and Cancer across the world. 

Adventist Engaged Encounter 2014

by Cassandra Hales

Andrews University will host the 2014 Adventist Engaged Encounter (AEE) November 7–9. It is an enrichment weekend for engaged and recently married couples, which offers insights, tools and confidence to develop their relationship and strengthen their commitment to one another.

There are three main aspects to AEE's programming: fellowship with other recently engaged and newly married couples, teaching by marriage mentors, and personal communication and connection development with one’s partner.

For many, attending an AEE weekend is one of the most significant experiences of their courtship or early marriage.

“AEE taught us how to communicate more efficiently in our marriage,” says Erin Castelbuono, AEE participant. “As a result of this weekend, I became more aware of my husband’s emotions and feelings. I would positively and certainly recommend AEE to anyone who is getting married or who is recently married.”

For registration information, email aee@andrews.edu or call 269-471-6636. Registration fees are $50 if at least one attendee is an Andrews University student and $85 for non-students.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Enrollment Report for Fall 2014

by Stephen Payne

Like many universities nationwide this fall, Andrews University continues to see a decrease in its enrollment, with 3,418 undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students enrolled on our main campus. This represents an overall decrease of 98 students since fall 2013, leading to 4.88 percent fewer credit hours enrolled than last year. This number includes 100 fewer undergraduates and two more graduate students than fall 2013. Overall undergraduate enrollment is 1,805 students, with 1,613 enrolled in graduate programs.

In particular, freshman class enrollments have also decreased, with 273 enrolling this fall as first-time freshmen, for a total freshman class of 372 students (overall freshman enrollment last year was 438). Transfer enrollment within the undergraduate population has increased slightly, and the number of high school students taking university courses, who are counted as undergraduates, grew by nearly 30 this year for a total of 111.

“As we’ve studied, in particular, these fall 2014 undergraduate enrollment trends, we find that our enrollment reflects overall trends in national demographics and Seventh-day Adventist data within North America that predict declining undergraduate enrollments in many colleges and universities," says Randy Graves, vice president for Enrollment Management. "As a result, in the months to come, we’ll need to explore additional ideas and initiatives that help make even more clear the high value of an education at Andrews University, while working to continue to keep costs as proportional as possible to the financial abilities of students and their families. These initiatives and others will need to be implemented in a way that helps stabilize, if not grow, Andrews University enrollment in challenging times."

Elsewhere on the Berrien Springs campus, the graduate programs enrolled 313 new graduate students this fall, for a second year of significant increases in overall graduate enrollment.

“We are proud of our graduate students, both on our campus and around the world. In our School of Graduate Studies & Research, we ultimately believe that the education that Andrews University offers can aspire to generate a change in the individual and therefore a change in the family, the society and the world,” says Christon Arthur, dean.

Even with this year’s decrease taken into account, over the past decade enrollment in the University’s Berrien Springs campus programs has increased by more than 500 students, or 17 percent.
Four years ago, Andrews University assumed ownership of Griggs University & Griggs International Academy, previously operated by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

The School of Distance Education oversees the operations of these Griggs programs, and also coordinates affiliate and extension education sites for the University throughout the United States and around the world. Altogether, approximately 2,800 students pursue Andrews University degrees at affiliate or extension sites worldwide.

Griggs International Academy teaches 2,115 students worldwide. These include students at both elementary and high school levels doing home schooling or studying full-time at Griggs International Academy sites globally, along with Job Corps, a program that offers high school diplomas and job skill training to at-risk students throughout the United States.

The early part of each academic year is also a time when U.S. News & World Report ranks Andrews University, as well as more than 1,600 other schools throughout the U.S.

Within that ranking report, U.S. News includes 280 institutions formally ranked as national universities (the report ranks a total of 1,596 universities and colleges).

In the 2015 rankings, Andrews is listed at #168 in the national university rankings (National University status reflects the Carnegie classification of various universities and colleges; in this case, it means that these universities offer “a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and doctoral programs and also emphasize faculty research). This year’s ranking is an improvement of 13 places over the 2014 ranking.

Andrews is the only Seventh-day Adventist institution included in this classification and U.S. News list. Also, Andrews is one of fewer than 100 private universities ranked in this category.

Andrews University made a few other U.S. News & World Report distinctive ranking lists. With a diversity index of .74 (the closer a school’s number is to 1.0, the more diverse it is), the University is tied second nationally in Campus Ethnic Diversity among national universities, a ranking shared with Stanford University, University of Houston and St. John’s University in New York.

With 14 percent of our student body composed of international students, Andrews is tied for 7th (with University of San Francisco and Northeastern University in Boston), an improvement of five places over the 2014 rankings, in Most International Students.

The physical therapy and social work programs at Andrews once again made the top 150 of U.S. News’ “Best Grad Schools 2015” list. Andrews’ graduate programs in counseling psychology, along with the University’s School of Education, were also included in the overall rankings.

In the U.S. News’ “Best Online Programs 2015” ranking, the University’s online MBA and graduate education programs were both listed among the top online programs (ranking #82 and #145 respectively). Additionally, Andrews’ online bachelor’s program received a ranking of #205.

Andrews was also listed within other “best of” lists in U.S. News’ annual rankings for national universities, including “A+ Colleges for B Students,” “Economic Diversity,” “Freshman Retention Rates,” “Highest Level of Need-Based Aid Awarded” (ranking #58 in the nearly 250 national universities listed), and “Most Students Receiving Merit Aid” (ranking in the top 30 of 100 schools ranked), and “Highest 6-Year Graduation Rates.”
In addition, Andrews was listed as having one of the Highest Proportions of Classes with Less than 20 Students, at 67 percent, placing Andrews in the top 30 of national university rankings.

Forbes.com also ranked Andrews University #559 in “America’s Top Colleges,” a compilation of the 650 best educational institutions (out of more than 6,000 nationally) across the United States. Forbes gives an overall rating and also offers smaller subcategory ratings; once again, Andrews University also made the lists “Best Private Colleges,” “Best Research Universities” and “Best in the Midwest.”

Click below for the complete college rankings lists for U.S. News and Forbes.

U.S. News & World Report
Forbes

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Explore the Graduate Experience!

Earn an iPAD and get co-curricular credits!! Juniors and seniors, don't miss this year's Graduate Fair on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Buller Hall. Watch the (short!) video  at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2-JH2TXY1c.

By invitation of the School of Graduate Studies & Research.

Call for Papers

The Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 on the campus of Andrews University. Faculty and students are encouraged to present at the conference, which has over 30 sections in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.

The call for papers has been issued and abstracts will be accepted until December 3, 2014. Please view the instructions below:

CALL FOR PAPERS: Go to our themichiganacademy.org and click on the blue tab labeled "Conference" at the top of the page. Under the Conference tab are links to the Call for Papers, Section Information, etc.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 3, 2014. If you submit an abstract by 12/3/14, you will have a chance to win free conference registration ($65 value for faculty/others or $75 for students).

SUBMIT A 200 WORD ABSTRACT: Note: We are using a new abstract submission system. If you had a login/password in previous years, it will not work. You will need to create a login/password in the new system.
Use this link to submit your abstract or go to themichiganacademy.org and select "Submit Your Abstract" on the left toolbar.

PROGRAM: Over 30 sections (disciplines) in the sciences, humanities and social sciences are holding programs. Follow the link under Call for Papers to see all sections.

PRESENTERS: Primarily higher education faculty, administrators, librarians, graduate and undergraduate students. (Undergrads must have faculty sponsors!).

Also invited to present papers: employees of non-profit and for-profit research organizations, public libraries, governmental agencies, K-12 faculty/administration, etc.

SPECIAL BENEFIT: Abstracts of papers presented at the conference are published in our interdisciplinary, academic journal, "Michigan Academician."

LLU Pre-Med Interviews

Dr. Roddy of Loma Linda University School of Medicine will be on campus to interview students on Tuesday - Thursday, November 4 - 6.

If you would like to apply to medical school for the fall of 2015, please come to the Chemistry Office to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Roddy will also be meeting with all pre-med students on the evening of November 4th at 5:30 p.m. in the Chemistry Amphitheater.

Week in Pictures

Adventist Engaged Encounter

Registration Open for Adventist Engaged Encounter

Berrien Springs, Mich.— Andrews University will host Adventist Engaged Encounter (AEE) on the weekend of November 7-9, 2014. It is an enrichment weekend for engaged and recently married couples, which offers couples the insights, tools and confidence to develop their relationship and strengthen their commitment for one another.

  There are three main aspects to AEE's programming: fellowship with other recently engaged and newly married couples; teaching by marriage mentors; and personal communication and connection development with one's partner.

For many, attending an AEE weekend is one of the most significant experiences of their courtship or early marriage. Erin Castelbuono said, "AEE taught us a different way to communicate more efficiently for our marriage. From this weekend, I became more aware of my husband’s emotions and feelings. I would positively and certainly recommend AEE to anyone who is getting married or who is recently married."

  For registration information, contact the Undergraduate Leadership Program at Andrews
University at aee@andrews.edu or 269-471-6636. Registration fees are $50 if at least
one attendee is an Andrews student and $85 for non-students.

Founded in 1874, Andrews University is the flagship institution of higher education for the Seventh-day Adventist church, located one-half mile east of the U.S. 31 Bypass in Berrien Springs, Mich.
 

God's Hands 4 Kids

An open invitation to all. New Horizons For Children, a faith based hosting program for international orphans, nhfc.org will be presenting an informational session on October 28, 6:45 - 8:15 at Buller Hall Lounge. Presenters will be their area coordinator and a local doctor who has traveled with NHFC. Both presenters' families have hosted, traveled to orphanages and adopted internationally. Sponsored by God''s Hands 4 Kids, a PMC Grow Group godshands4kids@gmail.com  

The Horn Lectureship Series Presents

In A Strange Land: How Judaism Adapted and Survived in Dura Europos, Syria
By Rodrigo Silva, PhD


Monday, November 17, at 7 pm in the Seminary Chapel
This Event is Free and Open to the Public
Co-curricular credit available

Supporting the Gonzalez Family

We are sorry to let you know that earlier today, Emma Gonzalez, the younger daughter of Daniel and Wendy Gonzalez, passed away in an accident. Daniel is an assistant professor of biology here at Andrews University.

Emma’s grandmother, Sylvia Gonzalez, is also part of our Andrews faculty and community as a professor of leadership and educational leadership.

Campus Ministries is collecting non-perishable items all of this week (through Friday, Oct. 24) for the Gonzalez family, to relieve them of thinking about necessities such as laundry detergent, toilet paper, toothpaste, canned food, beans, rice, etc. If you would like to contribute to this collection, please drop your items off at the Campus Ministries office in the Campus Center during regular business hours. 

A memorial service for Emma was held Tuesday morning at the Spanish Seventh-day Advetist Church in Berrien Springs. The Andrews University family can share messages and condolences for Emma’s family and friends below (click "Leave a Comment"), and we invite you to remember and surround Emma's family and her friends with your prayers at this time of loss.

Producers' Anniversary Showing of Midnight Cry!

Producers’ Anniversary Film Screening of The Midnight Cry! William Miller and the End of the World
T. N. Mohan, long-time award winning documentary film maker, will be on campus on Wednesday, October 22, as a guest at a 20th anniversary screening of the feature-length film, The Midnight Cry! William Miller and the End of the World.

The event will be held in Newbold Auditorium in Buller Hall on the campus of Andrews University at 7:00 p.m. Co-curricular credit is available for Andrews undergraduate students.

The 102-minute film was originally released on the same date in 1994, on the exact 150th anniversary of the “Passing of the Time,” or “Great Disappointment,” that marked the culmination of the Millerite Movement and the theological impetus of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This screening will take place on the 170th anniversary of that event.

Mohan has been a filmmaker for more than 30 years. His award-winning works focus on major aspects of the Protestant heritage. These include, among many others, feature-length or multi-part documentaries on Martin Luther, Charles Wesley, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a 17 part series on the Apostle’s Creed, and his current project--a major series on 500 years of the Protestant Reformation.

At the screening, Mohan will give a short introduction to the film, and answer questions at the end. He will be joined by Ronald Knott, director of Andrews University Press. Knott was the associate executive producer, on behalf of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and the chief writer. He will also give a brief introduction.

Knott said that the film remains the definitive audio-visual treatment of the rise of Adventism. It is narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Cliff Robertson, provides rich period musical and visual elements, and features expert commentary by George R. Knight and other specialists in American religious history.

“For Adventists, this screening, on the actual anniversary of that momentous day, should be more than just a historical retrospective,” Knott said. “It should be a spiritual event as well.”

The screening is sponsored by Andrews University Press and the Church History department of the Seminary.

New Career Development Coach at the Counseling & Testing Center

Tami McClellan is the new part-time Career Development Coach at the Counseling & Testing Center. For questions related to career development individual and group presentations, resume building or reviewing, job interview preparation, professional etiquette skills building, professional networking, and other career development related information, please contact Tami at the Counseling and Testing Center 269-471-3470 or email her at career@andrews.edu

McClellan is a Counseling Psychology PhD. candidate From Andrews University. She is a Michigan native, from Buchanan, and has a big heart for this close knit community. She earned her B.S in Psychology from Atlantic Union College, and her M.A. in Community Counseling From Andrews University. Within her counseling practice she has worked with many clients to help develop and accomplish career goals by helping them gain self-confidence and develop strategies for interviewing and applying for jobs.  She believes that each person has a unique combination of interests, abilities and experiences that leads them to a chosen profession, and with a little help, their goals can be reached. She has a passion for community, fine arts, health and wellness, and living authentically.
 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Senior Nursing Class Fundraising Event


Andrews University's Senior Nursing Class is striving to raise $4,000 for our upcoming medical mission trip in December of this year. The senior class has decided to join a Seventh - day Adventist Organization called Cruise with a Mission and the Annual Honduras Mission Trip.

In an effort to help raise the $4,000 funds, we will be hosting a fundraising event at Apple Valley Natural Foods in Berrien Springs, MI. There will be face painting for children as well as health screenings and teachings for adults. Also if weather permits there will be a car washing event.

This event will be held on the 31st of October from 10 am to 5 pm at Apple Valley (9067 US Highway 31, Berrien Springs, MI 49103). Please help support us as we strive to be the hands and feet of Christ through medical missionary work.

ChemSem News 8: Nuclear Waste

How much radioactive nuclear waste do we have in the United States? Where are we keeping it? How do we clean it up from the environment? How dangerous is it anyway? Is any stored in your backyard?

All are encouraged to attend and hear Dr. Shannon M Biros's lecture this Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 4:30pm in A-107 Halenz Hall on the topic: Recognition of f-Elements:Applications in Nuclear Waste Remediation.

This is the eighth Fall 2014 lecture in the annual Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Series. Our guest speaker comes to us fromGrand Valley State University.

Here's a YouTube video related to our topic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkt95IhNqjU

Attached is the lecture flyer and poster in pdf format with more details about our speaker's educational and professional background. The pdf formatted poster is also available at this Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ke7ot3xyafwzsc/CHEMSEM%20NEWS%20Fall%202014%20Flyer%208.pdf?dl=0

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

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

"There is no easy life."

The giant acorns under the chestnut oak trees at Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville, Ala., remind Rachel Williams-Smith of how her family collected them and attempted to make something edible during the year they camped there in a converted school bus. The cliffs behind Monte Sano Lodge are where the family took refuge during the tornado of April 1974. And Williams-Smith smiles when she sees a line of ants marching along.

"The ants were my friends," Williams-Smith said this week, as she gazed at the wooded lot around the Lodge. "I didn't have much else to do - our main curriculum was, as my mother put it, 'Bible and survival.'"

Williams-Smith is chair of the Department of Communication at Andrews University and recently published a book, "Born Yesterday," a telling of the story of her growing up years. 

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Five at Five

Want to exercise? Can’t get to the gym? Want some company?

Let’s do 5 kilometers (more or less) at 5 am! Weekday mornings Sun-Fri, for one hour

Text 269.363.8747 if interested

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Free Intelligent Conversation AUSA Outing

The Free Intelligent Conversation Club's first outing to Chicago will be happening this upcoming Sunday, October 19. Leaving from PMC parking lot at 11am and plan to be back on campus by 6pm.

The outing is open to all and will be of no charge to students as it is sponsored by AUSA.

Sign up in the Student Center between 11am–2pm and 5pm–7pm, Monday–Friday. 

Funeral Arrangements for Emma Gonzalez

The Gonzalez family invites you to come offer your support and prayers as they grieve the loss of their youngest daughter Emma Danielle Gonzalez. Flower arrangements can be directed to Pioneer Memorial Church.

Monday, Oct. 20: Visitation at the PMC Commons from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Oct. 21: Memorial service at Berrien Springs Spanish Church. Seating begins at 10:30 a.m. Service begins at 11 a.m.

The Andrews University family can share messages and condolences for Emma’s family and friends below (click "Leave a Comment"), and we invite you to remember and surround Emma's family and her friends with your prayers at this time of loss.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pre-Grand Opening: Sweet Citi

On Saturday, October 25, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., join new cafe on the block Sweet Citi for a Pre-Grand Opening Fundraiser Party with a live auction in support of Young Life. See below and attached for more details.

What:

  • Live DJ
  • Chocolate and other candy samples
  • Rate the best/worst chocolates and candies
  • Giveaways

Where: 9180 US Highway 31, Berrien Springs (next to Chemical Bank)

About Sweet Citi:

  • Featuring bulk candy, nostalgiac wrapped candy, sugar free candy, cupcakes, chocolate, cake pops, donuts, gourmet popcorn, ice cream, hot and frozen drinks, snacks, novelty gifts, greeting cards, candy gift baskets, personalized candy, cookie buffet.
  • Party room available for both children's and grown ups' parties
  • Custom gift baskets/candy bouquets
  • Sweet Hour (taste testing)
  • Live band/college night
  • Online sales
  • Punch cards
  • Delivery services
  • Indoor and outdoor seating

For more info, watch facebook.com/sweetcititreats.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

S.O.S Club Event

The S.O.S. (Saving Oppressed Servants) Club is having their first event and would like to invite you to to it. 

"S.O.S. Presents, Candlelight Vigil Vespers"

 

Friday, October 17, 2014
6:30pm-7:30pm
Located in University Towers Auditorium (Burman Hall)

Details: Our goal for this event is to pray for the persecuted Christians around the world and host a vespers in their honor. The event will include prayer, music, and a speaker. A candlelight vigil on the field will occur directly after with a prayer session and special music. "Like" our member page on Facebook for more information on upcoming events, news, and more at https://www.facebook.com/AUClubSOS.

This event has already been approved. 

Any further questions, please contact the following S.O.S. leadership personnel:
Imani Anderson, President - Imani1400@gmail.com
Jordan Burgess, Vice-President

Obituary for Lucile C. Davis

Obituary for Lucile C. Davis

Lucile C. Davis, 96, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, died Thursday, October 9, 2014. Lucile was a long-time resident of Berrien Springs (1945-1998)

http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=2557345011

Soup Sales Support Local Food Pantry

Lighthouse Corus Food Bank Fundraiser

Lighthouse Chorus to Hold Food Bank Fundraiser November 22, 2014

Niles, MI, October 9, 2014:  A musical fundraiser is coming to Michiana – one of fun, entertainment and charitable giving.  The Lighthouse Chorus will hold a fundraiser for area food banks at 6:59 PM on Saturday, November 22, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 302 Cedar Street, Niles, MI.  The theme of the evening will be A Sentimental Journey, in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Lighthouse Chorus. Featured performances will include the Lighthouse Chorus, plus several quartets and octets.  General Admission Tickets are $15, and Senior/Student Tickets are $12. Admission will be free for children under age 12.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 269/471-4559 or 219/362-5141.  Attendees are also requested to bring a canned good to donate to the evening’s food drive.


The Lighthouse Chorus is a men’s a Capella chorus that performs primarily in the barbershop style.  Barbershop harmony is a uniquely American musical art form that is known for its four-part harmony and the “expanded sound” created by its unique chord.

Members of the Chorus come from multiple counties throughout the area, including Berrien and Cass County in Michigan and St. Joseph and La Porte County in Indiana.  They also come from all walks of life, including teachers, doctors, engineers, retirees, management and labor.   Some members havemore than 50 years of Barbershop experience and othershave less than a year.  They have performed in almost every southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana community, singing on stages, in parks, on sidewalks and in churches.  All of the members share onething—the love of this art form as a hobby.

The Lighthouse Chorus is always looking for new members and welcomes any male that loves to sing to visit the Chorus practices on Thursday evenings at 7 PM at the Grace United Methodist Church in Niles, MI.  Music instruction will be available to make the novice feel at home quickly.  See what fun it is to harmonize with other barbershoppers!

100 More Needed for United Way Day of Action

Volunteer teams are needed to rake leaves, clean gutters, and weatherize windows for seniors citizens in your community on Nov 6th! These activities can be difficult, if not impossible, for seniors. They can easily fall, strain muscles or simply not be physically able to do the work. But with your help, seniors could be ready for winter!

The best size for a team is 5-15 people. For large groups we may ask you to sign up as two teams so we can help more seniors.

If you already signed up to volunteer - that's great, please share this annoncement with a friend or co-worker.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 marks the 4th Annual Day of Action for Seniors where volunteers LIVE UNITED by helping Berrien & Cass County seniors winterize their homes. The goal is to serve 200 senior citizens in our community all on one day! To reach that goal, we need 500 volunteers!

For more information, visit our website at uwsm.org, call 269-982-1700, or email Teri Cooper at teri.cooper@uwsm.org

Job Announcement

Job Title:County Program Technician
Department:Department Of Agriculture

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/383297700

Update on Seminary Headship Statement

Earlier this summer, the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary published a statement on “On The Unique Headship of Christ in the Church.” In addition to being shared via the Andrews University website this statement, adopted by seminary faculty on August 21, also received wide exposure through traditional and social media.

In its preamble, the statement indicated that the faculty of the Seminary:

“…affirm that Christ is the only Head of the Church (Eph 1:22; 5:23; Col 1:18). Therefore, while there exists legitimate leadership in the Church, no other human being may rightfully claim a headship role in the Church. As Head of the Church, Christ provides the ultimate manifestation of God’s love (Eph 5:23,25), demonstrating and vindicating God’s moral government of love (Rom 3:4, 25-26, 5:8), and thus defeating the counterfeit government of the usurping “ruler of this world” (John 12:31; 16:11; cf. DA 758; 2T 2:211).

Following its publication and distribution, there was an appeal released in early October by 25 professors, pastors and church members (“An Open Appeal From Faculty, Alumni, Students, and Friends of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary To Faculty of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary Regarding the Recent Seminary Statement on the Unique Headship of Christ in the Church”).

The writers of that appeal called upon the seminary to review and adjust their earlier statement on Headship, ending their open letter by noting that the letter writers “humbly appeal to the Seminary leadership and faculty to reconsider the recently-published statement and include our suggestions.”

On October 10, 2014, the seminary faculty met for three hours to review the open letter and their earlier statement, and at the end of the meeting the faculty voted unanimously, with the exception of one individual, to release the following statement in response to the open appeal:

“We, the faculty of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, respectfully reaffirm our original statement on the ‘Unique Headship of Christ in the Church’ which was the result of prayerful and responsible study of scripture and the Spirit of Prophecy, and was voted by an overwhelming majority of the faculty in a duly called meeting.”

Founded in 1874, Andrews University is the flagship institution of higher education for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and offers more than 200 areas of study including advanced degrees. Its main campus is in Berrien Springs, Michigan, but the University also provides instruction at colleges and universities in 19 countries around the world.

Please Note: In an earlier post on this response by the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, copy from Adventist Review coverage of this statement was inadvertently included without credit or acknowledgement. We regret that mistake, which occurred without the knowledge of the Adventist Review. The Adventist Review has done excellent reporting on this statement and its appeal, and you can read their reporting on the original statement, its appeal, and the seminary response here, here and here.

Andrews United Way Campaign Featured on The Coast

Dalry Payne, executive assistant for President Andreasen, spoke with the morning host on The Coast earlier this week. Their main topic of conversation? The Andrews University faculty and staff United Way campaign! Click the link below (right click and save to desktop, then open and play from there) to listen. Dalry's interview begins around minute 3 and goes through minute 7.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Prayer Vigil

Prayer is not just about discovering God's truth; it is also about experiencing God's power of healing. Come and pray for our friends diagnosed with Ebola and Cancer in the world. God is still in the business of miracles; therefore, God's power works through faithful prayers.

Place: 310 West Mars St. Berrien Springs, MI 49103 at the Methodist Church nearby Fifth Third Bank.

When: Saturday, October 25, 14.

Time: 8:00pm - 11:15pm.

Call for transportation 269-362-5703 or

email: fhasdag@gmail.com

Fall Football Classic & Powderpuff

Hello Everyone!

Hope that you had a great break & Welcome Back! This Saturday night October 18 at 8pm on the Athletic Field, we will be having the Fall Football Classic (which is the boys class game) and Powderpuff Game (which is the girls class game). Its a great chance for you to come out and support your classmates as they play a game of flag football. It will be Boys Freshman/Sophomores vs. Boys Jr/Seniors. And for the girls game it will be Girls Freshman/Sophomores vs. Girls Jr/Seniors. There will be free food and hot drinks provided by Student Activities & Athletics! So come out and support and grab some food and hot drinks and cheer for your class!!!!!  If you are interested in being on a team please come into Student Life and inquire.

** This is a general message being sent to the entire student body. Please disregard if this does not pertain to you. No response is required ** 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Week In Pictures

Gift Market Vendors Needed

A Holiday Gift Market will be held Sunday, November 16, in Chan Shun Hall on the campus of Andrews University. 

We are seeking hand-crafters and local artists to be vendors for the market.

For more information and to register, contact Rebecca Turk at unendingwonder@gmail.com. 

ChemSem: The Stories Gunshot Residue Can Tell

She doesn't play one on TV or in the movies. She's a real life CSI! What stories can gunshot residue tell? She knows. Do you want to know?

All are encouraged to attend and hear Dr. Ruth W Smith's lecture this Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:30pm in A-107 Halenz Hall on the topic: Elemental Analysis of Gunshot Residue to Differentiate Bullet Type and Firing Distance.

This is the seventh Fall 2014 lecture in the annual Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Series. Our guest speaker comes to us fromMichigan State University School of School of Criminal.

Here's a YouTube video related to our topic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auhUSAT7ivw

Attached is the lecture flyer and poster in pdf format with more details about our speaker's educational and professional background. The pdf formatted poster is also available at this Dropbox link:https://www.dropbox.com/s/a3r26cj5e1ahef8/CHEMSEM%20NEWS%20Fall%202014%20Flyer%207.pdf?dl=0

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

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

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

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

Andrews Autumn Conference 2014

The Andrews Autumn Conference on Religion and Science "Faith and Reason: Questions at the Interface of Religion and Science" will begin with a vespers on Friday, October 24 at 7:00 pm in the Seminary Chapel.  The keynote speaker will be Nancy Murphy, Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her presentation is titled "Conditional Immortality and Current Christian Physicalism."

Presentation Abstract: While the natural immortality of the soul was debated (and largely rejected) in the mid-twentieth century among theologians and biblical scholars, these conclusions apparently never reached the pews. Consequently the nature of the person and prospects for afterlife are hot topics now. The concept of conditional immortality is an important contribution to these discussions because it does not force a choice between body-soul composition and currently popular physicalist views. Nonetheless, it puts the emphasis where it should be for Christians: on God’s ability to restore us to life in the resurrection.

The program will resume on October 25 in the Science Complex. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 am with the program beginning at 9:00. Presenters include Nancey Murphy, Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary, John Slattery, a Doctoral Student from the University of Notre Dame, Karl Bailey, Associate Professor of Psychology at Andrews University, and Mateja Planatak, a Graduate Student in the School of Education at Andrews University. Lunch is provided.


Please RSVP.
Faculty, please RSVP here.

Scholarship Opportunity

TicketCity Annual Scholarship Program submission is very simple: select one of three essay options, write a 500-800 word essay by December 1, 2014, and students will have a chance to win $2,500.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please visit the website
 

Michael Polite New Associate Chaplain

by Lucero Castellanos

Michael Polite has taken on the position as Andrews University’s new associate chaplain. His service to the University began October 1, 2014. Polite comes from Nashville, Tennessee, where he served for five years as the associate pastor of youth and young adults for the Riverside congregation.

Polite graduated from Union College (Lincoln, Nebraska) and La Universidad de Sagunto (Sagunto, Spain) where he majored and specialized in language and linguistics. He is currently enrolled at Regent University (Virginia Beach, Virginia) where he is pursuing his doctorate in strategic communication.

As founder and director of ENERGY Ministries, a youth ministry program for the community of Riverside in Nashville, Polite has received recognition from media outlets such as USA Today, The Huffington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia, and the China Times.

Polite is largely involved with youth and young adult ministries. His main focus is to target the millennial generation.

“I feel as though I am being called to move the Y and Z generations,” shared Polite. “I strive to minister to the generation I am a part of. Where I can dig deep and understand our unique challenges and strengths.”

June Price, University chaplain, affirmed that Polite is a great addition to the Campus Ministries team.

“I believe his love for God coupled with his passion for young adults will profoundly affect many lives both now and for eternity,” she says.

Although in a completely different environment to which he is accustomed, Polite looks forward to what Andrews has in store for him.

“I am honored to be called to serve on a university campus,” he said. “To me, this is one of the most exciting fields to work in.”
 

Waller Lectureship on the Arts

The Department of English of Andrews University cordially invites you to the 7th Annual Waller Lectureship on the Arts, Monday, October 27, 7-8 p.m., Newbold Auditorium of Buller Hall. Dr. Johnson, a specialist in children's and young adult literature, is a professor of English at Western Washington University. Her lecture is entitled "The Reader as Artist: Imagination, Creation, Surprise."

Monday, October 13, 2014

Free Intelligent Conversation Outing

The Free Intelligent Conversation Club's first outing to Chicago will be happening this Sunday, October 19. The bus boards at 10:45 am from PMC parking lot, and will arrive back on campus around 6pm.

The outing is open to all and will be of no charge to students, as it is sponsored by AUSA.

Sign up in the Student Center between 11am–2pm and 5pm–7pm, Monday–Thursday.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Andrews Academy Alumni Weekend

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
8 a.m. Alumni Convocation—Nick Snell (‘05)
8:30 a.m. Career Seminars
10 a.m. 18-hole Golf at Ebel Golf Course - South Bend, IN
5–6 p.m. Alumni Association General Assembly
6–6:45 p.m. Continuum Reception (HPAC - AU)
7 p.m. Vespers—Alumni Concert (HPAC - AU)

SABBATH, OCTOBER 18
9 a.m. Registration (Academy Gym)
9–9:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast
10 a.m. AA Instrumental groups Concert
10:45 a.m. Alumni Proceedings & Roll Call
11:15 a.m. Convocation—Gianluca Bacchiocchi (’90)
12:30 p.m. Honor Class Photographs & Alumni Fellowship Luncheon
8 p.m. Shydepoke—Sylvester Field

JOIN US FOR A FELLOWSHIP DINNER Local alumni are asked to provide two generous dishes that serve 14 guests each. Drop them off when you arrive Sabbath morning, October 20.
Alumni with last names A-L bring entrée/dessert; M-Z bring entrée/vegetable.

QUESTIONS? Please contact our office at 269-471-6140 or aaalumni@andrews.edu. Learn more about this event, and individual class events at: www.andrews.edu/aa/alumni/reunions
 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Math, Physics Major Presents to NSA

by Lucero Castellanos-Aguirre

Isabel Stafford, senior math and physics major, completed her internship through the math department of North Carolina State University in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program (REU).

Through REU 47 students worked on 14 different projects. Stafford worked with two other undergrads and a mentor.

“We designed a cost-efficient, permanent-magnet klystron capable of powering a future high-energy particle accelerator,” shared Stafford.

Klystrons—the device Stafford and her team worked on designing—take the power from an electron beam and turn it into radio-frequency power. The problem with these Klystrons is that their power output is limited by the energy of the electron beam.

“The solution we found was putting several electron beams in the same klystron,” Stafford says.

After working for almost two months, Stafford, along with her team, managed to design a multiple-beam Klystron that output about forty megawatts of power. Stafford and her group then presented these findings to the National Security Agency (NSA), and in another decade or so their design could possibly be used in what will replace the Large Hadron Collider—the most powerful particle accelerator ever built.

“My mentor, Dr. Tran, told us that a few representatives from the NSA would be dropping by to check out everyone's research,” said Stafford. “They also wanted to see a few in-depth presentations about the summer's research. Dr. Tran and the other program coordinators decided that they wanted my group to present because of the success and practicality of our research.”

Although Stafford has yet to decide on a career goal, she very much looks forward to graduating in May 2016 and is grateful for the experience and knowledge she has gained through this internship.

“The research program was a really great experience,” she says. “I got to hang out in North Carolina with a bunch of other people who really like math and physics for a whole summer, while doing research that's actually important.”

To learn more about undergraduate research opportunities at Andrews University, visit andrews.edu/research.
 

UCRLA Offers Dyslexia Intervention

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 9, 2014
Contact info: Becky St. Clair
Cell: 269-605-3438; Email: stclair@andrews.edu


ANDREWS UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR READING, LEARNING & ASSESSMENT OFFERS DYSLEXIA TESTING AND OTHER SERVICES


The Andrews University Center for Reading, Learning & Assessment offers assessments and interventions for multiple learning disabilities to both students and community members. One important service is dyslexia intervention.

“One in five students in the U.S. are affected by dyslexia,” says Susan Barton, dyslexia and ADHD expert.

Testing services offered by the UCRLA include:

  • Full psycho-educational assessments
  • Educational assessments
  • Cognitive assessments
  • ADHD assessments
  • Dyslexia or reading disability assessments

In addition to testing services, the UCRLA offers interventions for memory, cognitive and language processing issues. They also offer one-on-one sessions for those dealing with dyslexia, preparing for the GED, or looking for study strategies.

“You or someone you know is probably struggling with reading, and as a result, learning becomes overwhelming,” says Annabelle Lopez, consultant for the UCRLA. “And that’s why we’re here—to help.”

For more information about these services or to schedule an appointment, visit andrews.edu/sed/ucrla, email ucrla@andrews.edu or call 269-471-3480. A fee is charged for services.
 

Telescope: Bringing God Into Focus

Come join us as we bring God into focus. Discover what we as Seventh-day Adventist believe and how these truths can deepen our understanding of God and His plan for us.

RSVP@ www.pmchurch.org/telescope

Voice Teacher Wanted

VOICE TEACHER WANTED

13 year old female beginner would like to take voice lessons

Please call or text 269-313-2924.

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