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.


  • 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

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
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

This event has already been approved. 

Any further questions, please contact the following S.O.S. leadership personnel:
Imani Anderson, President -
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)

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, call 269-982-1700, or email Teri Cooper at

Job Announcement

Job Title:County Program Technician
Department:Department Of Agriculture

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


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 

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:

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:

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

There are directions given to Andrews at:

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

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

Andrews 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

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)

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 Learn more about this event, and individual class events at:

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

UCRLA Offers Dyslexia Intervention

Date: October 9, 2014
Contact info: Becky St. Clair
Cell: 269-605-3438; Email:


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, email 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.


Voice Teacher Wanted


13 year old female beginner would like to take voice lessons

Please call or text 269-313-2924.

2014-2015 Information Directory Changes

Information directories are still available for pickup at Integrated Marketing & Communication (the red brick building across from the PMC parking lot). The following changes should be noted in your directories:


  • Add to Plant Services
    Paul Elder     Title: Manager    Phone: 6524     Email: elderp
  • Replace in Enrollment Management/Undergraduate Enrollment
    Replace Evan Cassimy with Sonya Cruz     Email: cruzs


  • Lilian Akawobsa's phone number should be 3570
  • Jennifer Thorman's phone number should be 3292
  • Add: 6250 Carscallen, Carey  School of Arch, Art & Design  0450 ARCH  ccarey  471-9546
  • Stephen Thorman's location should be: Physics   0380   HYH 221


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lamson Health Club Fall Recess Hours

Lamson Health Club will be open the following hours during Fall Recess:

Sunday, Oct. 12:                             11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 13 & 14:  6:00 am - 11:00 am

                                                         4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Counseling & Testing Nurturing Group Experience

Nurturing group opportunities faciliated by the Counseling & Testing Center. Please see flier for details. Call 269-471-3470 to register.

Staff Moodle Session

Staff members, are you currently assisting faculty members and/or students with Moodle and would like to know more?  You are invited to a Staff Moodle Session where you will get an overview of Moodle and a better understanding on how this tool can assist your department.  Come with questions in mind and the willingness to learn! 

Staff Moodle Session will be offered twice on October 8 and October 9, from 12:00-1:00pm, in rooms 123 and 125 of Griggs Hall.  Choose one of those dates to join us and bring your own lunch!  Dessert will be provided.

Please feel free to email any questions or ideas you may have regarding Moodle.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Week In Pictures

International Food Fair - October 26

South Bend Junior Academy (SBJA) invites you to their 6th Annual International Food Fair. Join us for some great food, live music, and celebration of culture on Sunday, October 26, from 1–3 p.m. We are located at 1910 E Altgeld Street, South Bend, IN 46614. 

If you are interested in having a booth to sell your own international cuisine, or if you would like to provide live music, please contact us at 574-287-3713 or


Eau Claire SDA Church for October 11

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

Sabbath Speaker: Dr. Tom Shepherd
Sermon Title:  "The Last Laugh "

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

2014 Fall Blood Drive

Come give blood or volunteer for the fall 2014 Blood Drive. It will take place in the basement of Pioneer Memorial Church on Tuesday, October 28 and Wednesday, October 29. from 1–7 p.m. To sign up to give blood visit and use the sponsor code AndrewsUniversity. 

Large Format Printing @ Your Libary

Need to print large posters for your research presentation, photos from your last vacation, don't worry. Let the James White Library do it for you. We promise high quality, affordable and fast service. See you soon in our Media Center.

Total Lunar Eclipse

Andrews University Astronomy Club invites you to join them at Weko Beach on Wednesday from 5:30-8 am to view the second total lunar eclipse of 2014.

You can find more information about the eclipse at NASA's Eclipse Web Site or

We'll have binoculars on hand to look for Uranus. It will be visible near the Moon during the eclipse, thus making it easier to find.

The first row of parking spaces will be reserved for astrophotographers and telescopes.

Dress warmly—you'll be glad you did!

For more information, contact Belinda Cheeseboro.

Weather permitting; cancellation will be announced via

Monday, October 6, 2014

Lakeland HealthCare News

Managing Depression and Smoke-free Lifestyle Seminars.

Fresh Food to Your Front Door

This year the Berrien County Health Department and Andrews University brought fresh fruit and vegetables to the neighborhoods of low-income residents with a mobile farm market.

Next year, they will offer to bring these nutritious foods right to the doorsteps of residents receiving government food assistance.

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"Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet"

Andrews University welcomes Adventist Forum presentation “Ellen White Goes Public: The Collaborative Biography Project—Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet” on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 3:30 p.m. Terrie Dopp Aamodt, co-editor of the book and professor of history and English at Walla Walla University (College Place, Washington), will present in the Garber Auditorium of Chan Shun Hall on the campus of Andrews University. This event is free and open to the public.

Ellen White’s 70-year career included numerous encounters with the public. In the 1860s and 1870s, as she began to emerge as a public speaker, she sought to add audiences beyond the Adventist gatherings that packed her and her husband’s schedules.

“During an era when women were not encouraged to enter the public sphere, much less speak to ‘promiscuous’ (mixed) audiences, White developed a powerful public voice,” says Aamodt. “She spoke on religious topics in non-Adventist churches, particularly favoring Methodist congregations, and she also became a sought-after temperance lecturer in civic halls and at open-air camp meeting venues.”

White’s publicists sought newspaper coverage of these events, and she welcomed reporters’ questions and scrutiny. Since her death in 1915, however, her story has been re-told almost exclusively within her own Seventh-day Adventist faith.

“Audiences outside the Adventist church know much less about Ellen White today than they did at the time of her death, which was widely noted in American newspapers,” notes Aamodt.

The 2014 volume from Oxford University Press, Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet, introduces her to a general academic audience, where she is little known. Aamodt will discuss past events and future trends in the ongoing story of White's relationship with the public.

Aamodt holds a degree from Washington Adventist University (Takoma Park, Maryland) and a master’s in English from The College of William and Mary in Virginia. In addition, Aamodt earned a PhD in American and New England Studies from Boston University in 1986, where her dissertation examined the idea of apocalypse in the American Civil War.

In 2007 Aamodt helped form a planning group for a national academic conference on Ellen White held in Portland, Maine, in 2009. Those efforts led to the publication of Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet by Oxford University Press in April 2014, a collective biography of 18 chapters written by 21 authors.
Her current project is writing Ellen White: Voice and Vision, a volume in the Adventist Pioneers biography series edited by George Knight.

Aamodt lives with her husband, Larry, and their two college-aged children in Walla Walla, Washington. Together they enjoy skiing, backpacking, running and cycling.

For more information, contact Art Robertson at or call 269-471-7150.

School of Ed Online Program Ranks High

The Andrews University School of Education’s online master’s degree program in K–12 educational leadership has been ranked among the top 25 programs of its kind in the United States. placed Andrews at number 17, ahead of both Michigan State University and Purdue University.

“I’m always pleased when professionals recognize the quality of our program,” says Jim Jeffery, dean of the School of Education. “I especially want to recognize our excellent professors for their hard work in making this program so great.”

Jeffery specifically acknowledged Janet Ledesma, educational leadership program coordinator, who spearheaded both the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and Michigan Department of Education (MDE) accreditation for the master’s in K–12 educational leadership, as well as Duane Covrig and Sylvia Gonzalez, professors of leadership and educational leadership.

For more information about the School of Education visit, email or call 269-471-6054.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Classical Seminary

Seeking Musicians

for Classical Seminary - a free concert by the students and staff, faculty and friends of the SDA Theological Seminary

November 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Seminary Chapel

You do not have to be part of the Seminary to participate.


Eau Claire Spanish Church Oct. 4

Grad Earns Award

Dr. Beverley Sturges receives the 2014 School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) Faculty Clinical Excellence Award in recognition of her exceptional commitment to patient care, outstanding clinical instruction for DVM and residency training, and her expertise and achievement in research to advance the discipline of clinical neurology and neurosurgery.

Dr. Sturges earned her BS and MS degrees from Andrews University and her DVM from Oregon State University. 

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Andrews Kicks off United Way Campaign

by Becky St. Clair

The 2014 Andrews University United Way Campaign begins October 1. This annual event encourages faculty and staff to support United Way, an organization that strives to provide people and families in local communities with education, income stability and healthy lives. United Way also works to provide basic needs in times of crisis.

The theme for this year’s campaign is “Bursting the Andrews Bubble” to support the community in which we all live. Rebecca May, campus and community relations coordinator, and Dalry Payne, executive assistant to the president, co-chairs of the Andrews University United way Employee Campaign, and Cutis VanderWaal, professor of social work and campaign advisor, lead the campus campaign.

“Healthy communities are good for all of us,” says May. “It helps us build stronger, more sustainable places to live and work.”

The Andrews goals this year are to raise $25,000 with 30 percent participation by both faculty and staff. Gifts of all kinds are welcome and encouraged, including gifts of volunteering with United Way. All funds will go directly to United Way of Southwest Michigan.

“We may never be able to top our 2012 incentive of President Andreasen jumping into the pool in his business suit,” says May, “but we do plan to have a little fun along the way.”

To help achieve these goals, for the first time this year the Andrews campus has been divided into seven groups, with 13 campus leaders acting as United Way campaign spokespersons at staff meetings and United Way rallies, and answering questions about the campaign on an individual basis.

“We’ve asked faculty and staff to prayerfully consider how they can support this worthy endeavor,” says May. “We have made improvements in our participation over the last several years, but it’s time to get more involved, better informed, and go outside our Andrews and Adventist bubble and do even more to support the needs of our neighbors.”

The United Way campaign on the Andrews campus ends on October 31. For any questions or to make a donation of funds or time, consult the United Way campaign packet you received October 1. For more information on United Way of Southwest Michigan, visit or follow them at

Free Accounts at 5/3 Banks

Did you know as a student and/or employee at Andrews University you can have a FREE checking and savings account?  You can also receive $150.00 deposited into your checking account and we will also donate $150.00 to Stand Up  To Cancer on your behalf!

Do you have a Checking account with Fifth Third Bank?  If so, you can get the Acess360 Card!
There is no monthly fee for customers with an existing Fifth Third checking account,

The benefits ofthis product helps customers limit their debit or credit card exposure to their main accounts while making purchases.  Other benefits includes:
-Budget their money.
-Have quicker access to their payroll, through Direct Deposit.
-Make online purchases safer and more conveniently.
-Teach teenagers how to manage money.

Please contact Fifth Third for more details on how you can start your account today!

Yolanda Ash
Fifth Third Bank
Financial Center Manager
201 W.  Mars St.
Berrien Springs, MI  49103
Telephone: 269-473-2189
Fax: 269-473-3462
MD: R16081
NMLS#: 883833

Village Church vespers

This weeks vespers will be a presentation of pictures from Lauren Lane’s Safaris in Kenya, Africa. Come see pictures of God’s amazing creation from another country! It will be Sabbath, october 4, 6:00 pm in the Riess Chapel of Village Church.

Scott Michael Bennet Concert

Sabbath, October 4, 7 p.m., Stevensville Seventh-day Adventist Church

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Free Haircuts and Fun Fair for Kids

Now that school is back in session, it is time to smile wide for the yearbook picture.

Some people in southwest Michigan wanted to make sure students looked their best.

On Sunday afternoon, hair stylists across Michiana snipped, braided, and buzzed in a studio set up in the Berrien Springs High School gym.

The selling point?

No cost for kids in preschool up to fifth grade!

<<< Read the full story >>>

Week In Pictures

Don't Go To Church

Are you accustomed to a smaller church family? Looking for a place where you can express your ideas and voice those questions that you have?

We invite you to spend a Sabbath at the Eau Claire SDA Church on 6262 Naomi Road this Sabbath! You might find the atmosphere you're looking for.

P.S. Potluck Provided & bring your friends & get a gas card!

Call or TEXT if you have any questions

Joshua Garrett


Waldensian Exhibit @ your library

Come immerse yourself in our Waldensian-themed photographic and historical exhibit! The exhibit, organized by the James White Library’s Architecture Resource Center, features photos and artifacts from Andrews University’s annual Waldensian tour in the mountains of Northern Italy. The Waldenses, a people persecuted for their faith, lived a simplistic lifestyle.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Listening to Classical Music

On Monday, October 6, Marianne Kordas, Andrews University music librarian, and Rev. David Alan Reed will present Listening to Classical Music at the Berrien Springs Community Library at 7pm.

Do you like Mozart's Eine kliene nacht musik? Have you wondered what makes classical music "classical"? Then this presentation is for you! We will explore the main musical genres of the early 18th century, Thomas Jefferson's violin-playing hobby, and the fascinating life of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an Afro-French aristocrat, swordsman, composer, and violinist known as the "black Mozart."

There will be light refreshments and a chance to win CDs.
Co-curricular credit will be offered for Andrews University students.
All are welcome, and admission is FREE.

Howard Center Presents...Telegraph Quartet

Telegraph Quartet will perform at the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at 4 p.m. The group is the 2014 Grand Prize and Gold Medal winner of the 41st Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Their concert repertoire includes one of Joseph Haydn’s most ambitious chamber string quartet pieces, the first string quartet by American Pulitzer-prize-winning composer Leon Kirshner, and a string quartet dedicated to the Crown Prince of Sweden by Felix Mendelsson.

The quartet, comprised of Eric Chin (violin), Joseph Maile (violin), Pei-Ling Lin (viola) and Jeremiah Shaw (cello), are from San Francisco, California. Their Fischoff Competition winner’s tour brings them across America’s Midwest region as well as the Emilia Romagna region of Italy in the summer of 2015.

Founded in 1987, the Fischoff Grand Prize is an esteemed award given at the largest chamber music competition in the world.

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

The Howard Performing Arts Center is a premier 850-seat concert hall on the campus of Andrews University. 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 over 30 countries around the world.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Multi-Family Garage Sale

“MULTI-FAMILY Garage Sale…Sunday, October 5, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Located at: 8869 George Avenue.  Items for sale include Large office desk (wood), household items and toys.  For additional information or questions contact:”

Niles Westside for October 4

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

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

October 4: David Stratton, Speaker - 1st service

Taurus Montgomery, Speaker - 2nd service: "Misfits"

Part-time employee needed at Your Story Hour

Part-time employee needed at Your Story Hour.

Part-time employee (15 hours per week) needed at Your Story Hour.  Job includes:  assembly of CD albums, packing boxes, unpacking inventory, other duties directed by supervisor.

Candidate must be: at least 18 years of age, proficient in English, able to lift at least 50lbs and available between the hours of 10:00 to 2:00 (M-F)

Position available immediately.

Inquires please contact

Upcoming Events from Lakeland

·        Living Well with Congestive Heart Failure, St. Joseph

·        Pre-Diabetes Class, Niles

·        Fitness to the Core Class, Paw Paw

Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Series.

On Thursday, October 2, 2014, a very important cross-disciplinary topic dealing with cheating in science will be presented as part of our annual Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Series. The specific topic is: "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: What Retractions Tell Us About Scientific Transparency." Our guest speaker is Dr. Ivan Oransky, Co-Founder of Retraction Watch, Medical Journalist and Faculty at New York University School of Medicine.

This public science event is co-sponsored by: Andrews University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Andrews University College of Arts & Sciences, Andrews University Office of Research & Creative Scholarship, Building Excellence in Science & Technology and Benton Spirit Community Newspaper.

Everyone is welcome to attend the fifth Fall 2014 session in the Andrews University Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series this coming Thursday, October 2 at 4:30pm. As usual we meet in A-107 Halenz Hall. However, this lecture will be live-streamed at:

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:

To learn more about the topic visit the following online sites:

Retraction Watch:

Top 10 Retractions in 2013:

Teachers are encouraged to announce this lecture in their classes and/or forward this email to their classes.

Administrators are encouraged to forward this email to their faculty and staff.

For non-Andrews faculty and students wishing to see the talk in the Chemistry Amphitheater:

There are directions given to Andrews at: 

There are directions given to Andrews at:

Day of Atonement



What comes to mind when you think about the Judgment? Repentance?

How about Atonement?

Please join us at the Eau Claire Seventh-day Adventist Church
6562 Naomi R d, Eau Claire, MI 49111 on Sabbath
OCTOBER 4th at 5:00pm

for a Day of Atonement Vespers and catch a glimpse of the Biblical Feast of Yom Kippur.
Come and learn what this feast of judgment, repentance and atonement can teach us today!


Barnes & Noble to Take Over Bookstore

by Jenna Neil

Andrews University administration has announced their decision to change management of the University bookstore from Tree of Life to Barnes and Noble. The full transition will take place the week of October 3–10, 2014. The store will open as a Barnes & Noble store on Monday, October 13.

“The process of deciding who to bring in as a new bookstore manager began with a recommendation from the faculty that it was time for a change,” says Larry Schalk, vice president for Financial Administration.

As a result, a committee was formed and began meeting last spring. The committee was made up of three faculty members, one academic dean, the provost, the chief financial officer, two support staff from IT and the bookstore, and two students. Together they discussed various options, settling on four finalists. Barnes & Noble was ultimately chosen because they are one of the biggest vendors who provide this type of service.

Bookstore inventory will stay very much the same, from textbooks and general reading books to food, apparel and office supplies.

“One of the main things we can be assured of is quality service for students and faculty alike,” says Schalk.

The bookstore will be closed October 3–10 for the transition. No business will be possible during this time, including textbook purchases.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Faculty and Staff Flu Shots Clinic

Faculty & Staff Flu Shot Clinic

Our annual faculty and staff flu shot clinic will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, October 9th from 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 14th from 11:00am to 1:00pm

The clinics will be held in the Whirlpool Room, Chan Shun Hall. The flu vaccine is FREE for benefit-eligible employees and their dependents 18 years and older (this clinic does not supply the vaccine for children under the age of 18).

Sign up in the Office of Human Resources or at no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6.

ASAP Ministries Vespers at All Nations Church

Jee Won maintains an exciting and diverse performing career as a pianist and solo vocalist. He gained national attention when his multi-media soundtrack "Lotus" was presented at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1999. One year later, he was given the opportunity to embark on a seven-country concert and workshop tour sponsored by Yamaha Pianos. What a blessing Jee Wong has been through using his talents for the Lord! We are grateful that Jee Wong has chosen to represent ASAP Ministries through benefit concerts that help the needy in Southeast Asia.

During the 45-minute vesper service provided at All Nations th coming Friday evening, October 4, Jee Wong will engage in ministering to the young people through music, testimonies, and prayer. Admission is free and all donations from the concert will go towards spreading the Gospel to the poor in Southeast Asia.

Howard Center Presents...Jars of Clay

On Sunday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., the Howard Performing Arts Center will present the well-known group Jars of Clay on their 20th-anniversary tour. The concert will be a mostly acoustical evening of Christian music from their new album, Inland, as well as many of their well-known songs.

The music of Jars of Clay has cinematic quality marked by lush keyboard melodies, strong acoustic rhythm guitar, serpentine bass lines, ambient melodies and rich lyrics that attest to two decades of creativity. They have written more than 100 songs, made 10 studio records, won three GRAMMYs, toured internationally, and created Blood: Water Mission, an organization dedicated to providing clean blood and water for African nations suffering from the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Premium seating tickets are $25. Regular seating prices are $20, $15 for Andrews University faculty and staff, and $10 for Andrews University students.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the box office by calling 888-467-6442.

Professors Speak: Ebola Small Threat in U.S.

The Ebola virus ravaging West Africa poses little threat to the U.S., a researcher told an Andrews University audience Thursday.

But doing nothing about the deadly outbreak is not an option.

<<< Read the full story >>>

Day of Action for Seniors

Community seniors need your help.  According to the Weather Channel, last year's winter was one of the coldest on record in Michigan, and sources predict the upcoming winter to be no different. 

If you already signed up to volunteer - that's great, feel free to forward this email to a friend or co-worker.  If you haven't signed up yet, please make sure do so by Friday, October 10th.

Volunteer teams are needed to rake leaves, clean gutters, and weatherize windows for seniors citizens in your community! 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!

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!

Sign Up Here
Volunteer Sign Up Deadline is October 10, 2014

For more information, visit our website at, call 269-982-1700, or email Teri Cooper at

Thursday, September 25, 2014

What is happening today?

Invalidated Student Insurance Waivers

If you have received an email from the Student Insurance department indicating that your insurance waiver has not been validated, you have until October 7 to provide proof of coverage.

Failure to provide proof of coverage, in person, will result in an automatic charge to your account for Fall Student Insurance.

Office Hours: Mon - Th. 9-5 and Fri. 9-12 

Eau Claire SDA Church for Sept. 27

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

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Gary Thurber
Sermon Title:  "Opening Our Hearts "

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

Berrien Springs Camera Club

CONTACT:    Madeline Johnston
                        Jill Dodge, President

            The monthly meeting of the Berrien Springs Camera Club will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Public Library at Cass (Old 31) and Union. This month’s program consists of a competition of prints and projected images, submitted by members, the first competition of the current season.
            As usual, there will be two select topics for the month. In addition, “Nature” is always an acceptable category, as are “Open” (any subject) and “Portraits.” The two select categories for the October competition are “Rocks” and “Marinas.” The former could include rocks of any size or substance, but must be the main focus of the picture. The latter can bring out visits to marinas around the world or close to home, overviews or close-ups. “Nature” photos are to show nothing from human hands (no wires, fences, cultivated flowers, etc.). Thus a member can submit images in any of five categories or a combination thereof, though extra points are given for acceptances in the two select categories.
            Prints, at least 5" x 7" in size, should be mounted, with the title and photographer's name on the back. Digital submissions, however, need to be sent in ahead, with instructions for submitting them on the club’s blog site:
            Any member may submit up to 10 projected images and/or 10 prints for the competition, but no one is obligated to do so. Pictures are shown one at a time, and three judges score them by machine. The total points determine whether a photo is rated “honor,” “acceptance,” or “out.”  From the “honors,” a Slide-of-the-Month and a Print-of-the-Month are selected. Photographers’ names are not revealed for the “out” category. No one need feel embarrassment; this is a group of friends sharing experiences and tips for better photography.
All are welcome, either to observe or to join. Refreshments will be served.

Free Bank Account

Did you know as a student and/or employee at Andrews University you can have a free checking and savings account?  You can also receive $150.00 deposited into your checking account and we will also donate $150.00 to Stand Up  To Cancer on your behalf!  Please contact Fifth Third for more details on how you can start your account today!

Week In Pictures

New Life Fellowship Updates

This week for Sabbath Service we will be meeting at the Howard Center for our Alumni service, starting at 11:45 a.m.

On October 4, we will return to the Seminary Chapel, starting at 11:45 a.m.


You can follow us on Twitter @NewLifeSDAFello or find us on Facebook at New Life Fellowship for updates.


PMC Sabbath sundown vespers

PMC Sabbath evening vespers

Youth Chapel,  September 27, 7:30pm.

You are welcome to close the Sabbath at vespers, and receive a blessing from Scriptures and hymns.

AFIA 2014 5K Rice Run

With the endorsement of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports, the Michigan Fitness Foundation and the Pure Michigan FITness Series endorsement program, Andrews Filipino International Association (AFIA), a student-led club at Andrews University, has partnered with the MRSA Survivors Network for the 2014 Rice Run, a 5K run/walk that aims to raise awareness of MRSA by encouraging the community to get involved in physical activity.

The 2014 5K Rice Run will take place on October 5 at 8 a.m. at Margaret B. Upton Arboretum in St. Joseph, Michigan. Register at General registration is $25; student registration is $20. Participants may run or walk.

AFIA promotes Filipino culture, values and traditions to the students of the campus and the people of the community. The group aims to create a diverse network of connections and relationships, bringing together anyone who may be interested in Filipino culture through a variety of events and programs. In addition to providing memorable experiences through fun events, AFIA also strives to inspire the spirit of love and support by bringing awareness to struggles that some in the community may be facing.

This year AFIA has collaborated with the MRSA Survivors Network in hopes of raising awareness and funds for this non-profit organization. MRSA is an acronym for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, a type of bacterium that causes serious infections, prompting more deaths than HIV. The MRSA Survivors Network is the global leader and voice in awareness, prevention, support and advocacy of MRSA. To learn more about the organization, visit

“Pure Michigan FITness events promote physical activity for individuals and communities while providing a fun way for us all to get moving,” says Mike Maisner, vice president of Active Communities at Michigan FITness. Runners will also be eligible to enter the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run Lottery. For more information about the Governor’s Council’s endorsement program, visit

“Through this event we not only hope to generate awareness of and raise funds for the MRSA Survivors Network,” says Jon Remitera, 2014–15 president of AFIA, “but we also want to create a diverse network of connections and relationships with our fellow students and with those in our community, further amplifying the spirit of love and support.”

For more information about event sponsors and to learn more about AFIA, visit

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Village SDA Service for September 27

First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon Title -  War of Leaven – In Heaven and on Earth

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

Scholars Discuss Interplay of Faith and Science

Dr. Deborah Haarsma stood in front of the audience at Granger Community Church and described the layers of glaciers that have preserved evidence of 720,000 winters. She presented layers of sedimentary rock that go back millions of years and radiometric dating that puts some earthly rock formations at 3.6 billion years old.

She described her own work as an astronomer, where she studies distant galaxies over a billion lightyears from Earth.

Speaking to a sold-out crowd attending  Michiana Forum on Wednesday evening, Sept. 17, Haarsma was one of four panelists invited to speak about scholarship and reconciling Christian faith with scientific evidence that appears to contradict Biblical teachings.

Other panelists took different approaches, but also spoke of reconciliation between science and faith.

Dr. Roy Gane, a professor of Hebrew Bible and ancient near eastern languages at Andrews University, spoke of the importance of recognizing both the Bible and scientific evidence as legitimate sources of knowledge.

<<< Read the full story >>>

All Nations SDA Service for September 27

All Nations SDA Church Service, September 27, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Kelvin Onongha, "DONE"

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Treat at the Rec!

This Thursday, September 25, Dining Services will be hosting Treats at the Rec!

Due to the Alumni Spirit of Philanthropy Banquet Thursday evening, Terrace Cafe Supper will be a Carry Out available at a discounted price of $7.00.  Then meet us in the Rec Center for a special sweet treat.


Thank you for your understanding + hope to see you there.


Alumni Homecoming This Weekend

Andrews University Alumni Homecoming will take place September 25–28.  Honor classes are 2004, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1974 and 1964. The class of 1989 is celebrating 25 years while the class of 1964 is celebrating 50 years.

This year Homecoming attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on a year of milestones: the University itself celebrates 140 years, FOCUS, the University magazine, celebrates 50 years, and the Alumni Association celebrates 100 years. Additionally, this year marks 20 years for Niels-Erik Andreasen, president of Andrews University.

“As the longest-serving president of Andrews University, we are honored to have him at the helm,” says Tami Condon, director of Alumni Services. “He’s personally an inspiration and mentor to me, as I know he is to many current students, faculty, staff and alumni. We look forward to experiencing many more milestones with Dr. Andreasen in the future.”

Events over the weekend include a golf tournament, a campus bus tour, the homecoming parade and flag raising, lunch reunions, harvest tours and picnic, the alumni homecoming gala, alumni vs. students basketball game, the Harvest Run, and more.

“As the fall is marked by students arriving and alumni returning, we welcome you back home,” says Condon. “May your visit to campus be most memorable and enjoyable.”

To view a complete schedule of events, visit

Niles Westside Adventist Church August Sept. 27

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

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

September 27: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker 

Michiana Fil-Am Service for September 27

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be Pastor Roy Castelbuono. Sabbath School begins at 9:45 am and the worship service begins at 11:20 am.

The church is located at 8454 Kephart Lane in Berrien Springs.

Prayer meeting is Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.

For more information visit us online: or visit our Facebook fan page for speaker information and announcements:

Benefit Concert

On October 4, South Bend First Church will be hosting a dinner and concert benefit event with Jee Wong. While there is no charge, an offering will be collected which will benefit ASAP ministries.  The community is invited to dinner at 5:00 pm which will be prepared by Chef Mark Anthony and the concert will begin at 6:00 pm.

Webinar Tools Demonstrations

The Distance Learning and Instructional Technology committee invites you to attend demonstrations on different types of webinar tools. We will be recommending if we will continue to use the current tool, Adobe Connect Pro or if we are recommending a change. If you are interested in being part of this process or even just wanting to learn more about this technology tool, please feel free to join us for any or all of the following demonstrations. All demonstrations will take place at The School of Distance Education, Griggs Hall #123-125. No RSVP required.

·         WizIQ: September 30, 1:30 – 2:30                   
·         Zoom: October 2, 2:30 – 3:30                            
·         Adobe Connect Pro: October 6, 10:30 – 11:30
·         Go-To-Meeting: October 6, 11:30 – 12:30    
·         Vidyo (ID Solutions): October 8, 4:00 – 5:00

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marsha Beal at or at extension #6200.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Uncommon Sense: How NOT to Live Like a Fool

Are you living like a fool? Sounds harsh, but foolish living is more common today than ever. What is "uncommon" is living life according to God's wisdom. Come for food, fellowship and a study of Proverbs to learn what "uncommon" sense looks like and how to be wise with your time, work, relationships and more. 

Join at ""!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Revive Vespers

Come on out and join us Friday, September 26th at 7:30 in the Biology Amphitheater as Dojcin Zivadinovic presents a special message entitled "Mystery of the Seven Kings in Revelation 17." 




Friday, September 19, 2014

LLU Pre-Dent Interviews

Fred Kasischke, associate dean of admissions at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, will be interviewing Andrews students on campus during three days at the end of this month. Monday through Wednesday, September 29th to October 1st.

Come to the Chemistry Office in Halenz Hall 225 to make an appointment to meet with him. Sign-up sheets are also available at the offices of the Biology Department and the MLS Department.

Those applying for the fall of 2015 have priority--but there is room for some lower classmen as well, so please stop by if you are interested.

Vocal Health Seminar

Vocal Health Specialist and author of The Owner's Manual to the Voice: A Guide for Singers and Other Professional Voice Users, Dr. Rachael Gates will present a lecture “Owning Your Voice” on September 19, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. in Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall. Hear vocal myths debunked, explore diet and lifestyle choices to improve performance, understand common voice pathologies, and discover ways to optimize your speaking voice. For actors, singers, speech-language pathologists and anyone who has wondered where your voice goes when you lose it!

Community Fun Walk

An exciting 2 mile Community Fun Walk is planned.  We depart the St. Joseph SDA Church, 1201 Maiden Lane, St. Joseph, at 3:00PM on Sunday, Sept. 21.Put on your walking shoes, grab a water bottle, bring a friend and let us have some fun. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Italian Dinner

Enjoy a delicious Italian dinner with your family--that you don't have to prepare OR clean up after--and support the students and staff at Village Adventist Elementary School in the process! 

This Sunday, September 21, dinner will be served at the Village Adventist Church in Berrien Springs from 4-6:30 p.m. 


5 Cheese Ziti
Spaghetti w/Alfredo or Traditional Sauce
Stuffed Shells
California Blend Vegetables
Dessert Selection


Ages 0-4: Free
Ages 5-11: $7
Ages 12+: $9
Senior Citizens: $7

Call VAES at 269-473-5121 with any questions.

Week In Pictures

HMS Richards Lectureship on Biblical Preaching

Preach to Reach the millenial/mosaic generation with Pastor Laffit Cortes

Sunday, October 19, 2014   - 

  •  1:00 - 2:30 pm: "You Lost Me" In North America, the age group that is missing from church are the Millenials/Mosaics (18-29 yrs). This seminar will enlighten us on what we can do to open a dialogue with them.
  •  3:30 - 5:00 pm: "You Found Me" Nine characteristics of churches that are reaching the 'Lost generation'.

Monday, October 20, 2014   -

  • 10:30 - 11:20 am: "Who Are You Carrying?" Mark 2:4



Support Your Local Student Gardens

Love locally grown fruits, vegetables, and flowers? On Tuesday, September 23 choose from a fresh selection of produce and flowers grown from the Andrews University Student Gardens.  All will be available for purchase inside of the Dining Services Hall from 11am to 3pm.

Cash and Credit will be accepted.

Are you lost in the crowd?

Come to the Eau Claire Bus Stop September 20th, 2014

Eau Claire Bus Stop
Pickup: Lamson Hall (Look for the Bus)
Time: 9:00-9:15am -- Date: September 20, 2014
Potluck lunch provided (tell us your favorites)

Village Church for September 20

First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon Title - Not yet available

Village Centennial Celebration
The Village Church will be celebrating its 100th anniversary Friday, October 31, and Sabbath, November 1.  Friday evening vespers will begin the commemoration.  Former pastors will speak for both Sabbath services, Elder Don Driver for the first service, and Elder Bill Knott, editor of the Adventist Review, for second service.   A musical concert and vespers will conclude the weekend.

Win! Wellness
Win! Wellnessis one of the most comprehensive and balanced lifestyle guides available today. The Village Health Ministry will be conducting this free seminar on Thursdays, beginning September 25, 7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Books and DVDs for the seminar were authored by Drs. John and Millie Youngberg, and their son, Dr. Wes Youngberg.  Dr. Wes is a clinical professor of both the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University. Drs. John and Millie have taught in the School of Education at Andrews University. Discover how you can enjoy life to its fullest. 

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

Nursery Attendant Needed

Nursery Attendant needed:
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church is hiring a caregiver for children on Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:45 a.m. and possibly on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Experience with children preferred.

Candidate must be able to work legally, off campus, and must have reliable transportation.
Please forward your resume to Chapel Hill, attn.: SPRC either by e-mail or the postal service to:
address:  4071 Naomi Rd., Sodus, MI 49126
telephone: (269) 927-3454

ePortfolio Demo: Weave Verify

Faculty are invited to join an open subcommittee of the Distance Learning and Technology Committee. This committee will evaluate options for university wide supported portfolio tools for faculty advancement and student portfolios. This meeting is scheduled to cover Weave Verify, a new performance tool that utilizes the Cloud to store faculty credentials and documents, verify degrees and align courses.

Topic: Weave Demo

When: September 23rd, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Where: Griggs Hall Room 127

Please join us in furthering the advancement of technology on Andrews campus.

Janine Lim, PhD

Associate Dean, Online Higher Education

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Health & Fitness Expo

by Becky St. Clair

Andrews University’s School of Health Professions, Counseling & Testing Center, and Student Activities invites the community to its annual Health and Fitness Expo on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Admission for the event is free and includes activities for the whole family.

Activities include mini workouts, cooking demos, nutrition information for everyone, games, local health service information, community health and wellness opportunities, inflatable jump-houses for the kids, health screenings and more.

The first 150 participants will receive a reusable shopping bag with goodies from participating sponsors. Attendees will also have a chance to win a home elliptical trainer, just for participating. 

Inventory Reduction Sale

Stock up on Andrews gear!!

Andrews University Bookstore is offering a 50% off storewide sale of all clothing, greeting cards and gifts. A few restrictions apply. While supplies last.

AICER Symposium Presents Dr. Evelyn Savory

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) invites students and faculty to attend a research symposium on Wednesday September 24, at 5:30 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Evelyn Savory   

Title: Perceptions of Leadership Characteristics of Principals Who Influence Positive School Culture in Midwest Adventist Union: A Qualitative Study

The purpose of this study was to understand and describe leadership characteristics of principals who foster a positive culture in Adventist schools in a Midwest Seventh-day Adventist Union. Findings revealed principals influenced a positive school culture by embracing their multifaceted role as chief culture leaders in their schools. However, they also acknowledged that the task of maintaining a positive school culture required total dependence on God, and a pervasive attitude of continuous improvement, which could not be achieved without the co-leadership of teachers and collegial collaboration with all stakeholders, staff members and school board, primarily the board chair.

Venue for Face-to-face participants has changed to Bell Hall, Room 180.

Online participants to login as "Guest" at   or whether or not they are registered Andrews students. 

Annual International Potluck Cuisine

Excellence in Business Speaker Series

Speaker: Karl Weber

Place: Whirlpool Room, Chan Shun Hall

Date/Time: September 28, 2014 at 11am

You are invited to brunch with us as Karl Weber (BBA ’91) delivers the first-ever Excellence in Business Speakers Series presentation to School of Business Administration alumni, current students, and faculty/staff.  To kick-off the Excellence in Business speaker series, Karl will be discussing his 20+ year career as a technology sales executive sharing insights into career paths for those interested in technology and/or sales.  Karl is currently the VP of Enterprise Sales for Fleetmatics, one of the fastest growing publicly traded software companies.  Karl has sold ERP, CRM, billing, workforce management and GPS software to some of the largest companies.  Karl will also discuss the role and challenges of being a Christian in the business world.

Please RSVP to Jen Birney by email or phone.



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