Monday, October 6, 2014

"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
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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

Presentation by Gary Hamel

Presentation by Dr. Gary Hamel
“Building a Company that can Out-run Change”

Place: Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall

Date/Time: October 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm

"The Wall Street Journal recently ranked Gary Hamel as the world’s most influential business thinker, and Fortune magazine has called him 'the world’s leading expert on business strategy.'...

Over the past twenty years, Hamel has authored 17 articles for the Harvard Business Review and is the most reprinted author in the Review’s history. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The Financial Times and many other leading publications around the world. He writes an occasional blog for the Wall Street Journal."

International Flag-Raising and Parade

If you're living/studying/working in the area and have international roots, you are invited to sign up to participate in two colorful and meaningful Andrews traditions—the International Flag-Raising and Alumni Parade, to be held this year on Friday, September 26. You're welcome and encouraged to bring your friends and family to participate with you. You may also carry your flag in the Alumni Parade, which will organize at 4:30 in the Andrews Academy parking lot.

The flag raising is IMMEDIATELY following the parade, organizing on the International Flag Mall between the library and PMC at 6 p.m., ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m. While it's ideal if you participate in both events, it is not a requirement to be available for both. Please keep in mind that flag-bearers do not need to be natives of the specific country. Also, if you have international dress, you are invited to wear it for both occasions. 

Let us know your interest by emailing your name and country you would like to represent to Rebecca May at, or you can call me at Integrated Marketing & Communication at 269-471-3345. Be in touch soon because the flags will be assigned on first-come, first-served basis, and will run out fast! We will provide further details upon receipt of your response.

Be sure to look over the complete listing of Homecoming events—it's a very fun weekend for the entire campus! Details available at

Jee Wong Benefit Concert

Jee Wong Benefit Concert, October 4 at the South Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church.
A Dinner prepared by Chef Mark Anthony, will be served at 5:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium,  followed by the concert at 6:00 in the church sanctuary.  This is a free event with an opportunity for you to make a donation which will benefit ASAP ministries.
Jee Wong is an Internationally renowned pianist, who holds a Master’s degree in Performance and Piano Pedagogy from the University of Montana.  He is particularly interested in bringing the unchurched back to Christ through his ministry.

Please call 574-234-3044 to reserve seating for dinner.

Hinsdale Men's Chorus Concert

Sabbath, September 20, 2014
11 a.m.
All Nations SDA Church
4259 East Snow Road, Berrien Springs, MI

Don't miss this special event of spiritual blessings so please join us and invite your friends.

Sermon Title: "Jesus Paid It All"
Message from the Hinsdale Men's Chorus.

Michiana Fil-Am Service for September 20

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:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Free MBA Information Seminar & Reception & Free GMAT Review Workshop

Andrews University School of Business Administration (SBA) will be offering a free GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test for MBA Program) workshop in October of 2014.  This five-week seminar will be held in Chan Shun Hall at Andrews University, School of Business Administration, 4185 E. Campus Circle Dr., Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0020.

Purpose of Andrews GMAT Review Workshop

This GMAT workshop will give MBA program applicants the knowledge and skills that will boost their confidence and give them a leading advantage when they take the exam.

The Free GMAT Review Workshop schedule is as follows:

Free MBA Information Seminar & Reception (Nurture Your Managerial Specialty and Strengthen Your Career)

October 1, Wed, 6:30-7:30 p.m., AU Chan Shun Hall Room 108, Refreshments will follow.

Free GMAT Review Workshop (Strengthen Your Career with an MBA!)

October 8, Wed,  6:30-8:30 p.m. AU Chan Shun Hall Room 208
October 15, Wed, 6:30-8:30 p.m. AU Chan Shun Hall Room  208
October 22, Wed,  6:30-8:30 p.m. AU Chan Shun Hall Room  208
October 29, Wed,6:30-8:30 p.m. AU Chan Shun Hall Room 208


The workshop will be administered by Dr. Jerry Chi, MBA, Ph.D., Ph.D.  The seat availability is limited to 60 people. To register, attendees must RSVP to Miss Jordan Pierce There will be no fee to join the workshop and the review book will be provided for a deposit of $20 (only 25 available).  Your deposit will be returned to you if you attend all five sessions of the review and return the book. 

Hope all is well with you. Should you have additional questions or needs for getting some help, please contact me at 817-648-5416 (cell) or 269-471-6859.  I appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you.

May God richly bless you and your academic pursuit at Andrews University!   May the Lord continue to give you the strength and wisdom you need each day!

Jerry  Chi, Ph.D., Ph.D. MBA.
Assistant Dean
MBA Graduate Program Director
Professor of Management

School of Business Administration
Andrews University
817-648-5416 (cell)
269-471-6859 (office)

Gateway Services


ChemSem News 3: the PADs Project

Chemistry delivers. For countries that lack resources, have inadequate healthcare and access to health care, chemistry is solving problems by delivering affordable and accessible diagnostics using inexpensive paper. The field of paper-based diagnostics is on track to revolutionize individualized point-of-care testing for both developed and underdeveloped countries. Chemistry is central and essential to this effort.

Come and hear how scientists and students in our local Michiana area are helping to solve some of our world problems designing and using paper analytical devices (PADs).

View these videos to learn more about the PADS Project and about paper-based devices:

Everyone is welcome to attend our third Fall 2014 session in the Andrews University Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series this coming Thursday, September 18 at 4:30pm. As usual we meet in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Thursday's seminar topic is:
The PADS Project - Solutions to World Problems     
Our guest speaker is:
Toni L.O. Barstis, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

Attached is the seminar flyer in pdf format with more details about our speaker's educational and professional background. The pdf formatted flyer is also available at this Dropbox link:

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

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:

Niles Westside for September 20

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 20: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Student Gardens Sale

Support your local Andrews University Student Gardens!

On Tuesday September 23, the Student Gardens will be selling their fresh grown produce in the dining hall of Dining Services from 11 am to 3 pm.  Cash and Credit will be accepted.

See you then!

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences New Labs Dedication

Sabbath, September 27, 2014
Time: 3:30 – 5: 00 p.m.
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences New Labs Dedication
Chemistry Amphitheater, 1st Floor Halenz Hall
The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences invites you to a celebration and dedication of their new student laboratories. These laboratories will facilitate excellent educational experiences with enhanced interactive teaching and learning tools for students. There will be a program from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. to recognize and honor the Andrews staff and others that contributed to the renovation effort.

Frances Faehner & Marcia Kilsby Receive Awards

by Jenna Neil

During the summer commencement held on Sunday, August 3, 2014, Marcia A. Kilsby, associate professor of medical laboratory sciences, emerita, and Frances Mae Faehner, vice president for Student Life, received the J.N. Andrews Medallion.

“I was reminiscing over the 30 years of summer graduations I had attended, rejoicing in the accomplishments of all of our students, knowing this one would be my last one before retirement, and was stunned to hear my name announced,” Marcia says.

She was involved at the very beginning of the medical technology program at Andrews University in 1988. One of the original goals of the program was to educate young people from developing countries to take the knowledge and clinical experience they learned back home to their own countries to upgrade the level of diagnostic care available. Unfortunately, she says, “the vast majority of graduates stayed to work in the United States.” Faculty looked for a way to keep the sense of mission before their students and got involved with a portable laboratory system called Lab-In-A-Suitcase, that could be used where electricity was unavailable or unreliable.

Kilsby involved her students and gave them the task of identifying key illnesses in different countries to determine if this system would be beneficial and utilized their different language skills to translate a user-friendly manual.

“Expertise in grounded clinical diagnostic knowledge, creative application of problem solving, compassion and a willingness to serve in places that are outside the usual to take help, hope and healing to the suffering in this world are what I prayerfully aspire to exemplify,” Marcia says.

Marcia graduated with a BS in biology from Andrews University in 1981 and with a Master of Science the following year. She went on to complete an internship at South Bend Medical Foundation School of Medical Technology, a Master of Science in medical technology, became a specialist in blood banking, studied transfusion medicine, and in 2005 completed a doctorate in educational leadership at Andrews.

Marcia says, “There are so many people who have accomplished so much that to be selected to receive the award is very humbling and I am very honored.”

Frances Faehner was cited for her compassion and skill as a counselor and communicator, her creative leadership and expertise in strategic planning and crisis management in Student Life.

She earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Andrews University in 1976, then went on to complete a master’s in counselor education from Loma Linda University and a PhD in leadership from Andrews in 2007.
After earning her bachelor’s degree, she gained five years of professional residence life experience on the secondary level as dean of girls, first at Bass Memorial Academy and then at Shenandoah Valley Academy.
In 1981 Frances joined the Loma Linda University/La Sierra Campus student services team as associate dean of women. There she caught a broader vision of the vital role that Student Services can play in the restoration of young men and women in a total educational process. She accepted an invitation to serve as dean of women in 1983, which incorporated the administration of five residence halls.

In 1985, Frances and her husband, David Faehner, vice president for University Advancement, moved to Andrews where she served as dean of women until 2003. She found special joy in the nurture of students, staff training and development, spiritual and educational programming and financial and facility management, which she took to the next level when she became vice president for Student Life in 2003. A hallmark of Faehner’s leadership is the high level of care she presents in all situations to ensure every person feels valued and understood.

After 34 years of living in a residence hall and the arrival of two sons, Joshua and Jeremiah, the Faehners moved to a country home in 2001. They regularly open up their home to entertain students, alumni and colleagues. Over the past 13 years she has shared her legendary hospitality with an estimated 10,000 guests.

Frances says, “I am deeply humbled to receive the honor of the J.N. Andrews Medallion and am very thankful for the wonderful team of colleagues with whom I share my work. I love Andrews University and its extraordinary body of students with every fiber of my being.”

Cooking Class: Ethnic Vegetarian

Cooking Class featuring "Ethnic Vegetarian Cuisine" includes:

Live demonstrations
Health tips
Food samples
Recipes from around the world
Expand your culinary skills and learn to cook international foods the healthy way.

To register: Call (269) 332-0898 or email

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

Graduate Enrollment Management Office Closed

The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management will be closed on Thursday, September 18, for a departmental activity. We will be happy to serve you Monday–Wednesday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.–noon.

Eau Claire SDA Church for Sept. 20

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

Sabbath Speaker: Pastor Ted Toms
Sermon Title:  " Do, Be, Do, Be, Do "

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

Job Posting: MSU Extension

Friday, September 12, 2014

Michiana Fil-Am Worship Service For September 13

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be Pastor Ramon Ulangca. 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:

Architecture Lecture

Architecture on November 6 at 4:30 pm, Architecture Lecture Hall

New Architecture and Urbanism in Central America
Eduardo José Castillo Cortés
Architect and Urbanist | Castillo Arquitectos
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

Village SDA Church for September 13

First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon Title - "Is Anyone Hungry"

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

Revive Vespers

Please come join us this Friday at 7:30 for Revive Vespers at the Biology Ampetheatre! What steps should should be taken when returning to God? What is the devil doing to keep us from coming to God? What has God given to us to expose the deceptions of the enemy? Find out the answers to these questions as Joseph Carty presents a message entitled "Lying Spirits."

Free Prostate Screenings

Lakeland HealthCare Affiliate Lakeside Urology and the Margaret Beckley Upton Center for Health Enhancement are showing their support of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by offering free screenings in September.  The screenings are for men over 50 or age 30 and over with a family history of prostrate cancer.  Registration is encouraged; walk-ins are welcom.  For more information or to register, call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544.

Tuesday, September 16, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m
Lakside Urology
815 St. Joseph Drive, St. Joseph
Thursday, September 18, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Lakeside Urology
Lakeland Medical Suites, Niles
42 N. St. Joseph Avenue, Nile
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mickey Buller Passes Away

Mildred W. Buller (known as Mickey), 95, of Worthington, Ohio, died September 9, 2014. A gathering of friends will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel,6699 N. High Street, Worthington (just south of 1-270). Full obituary will appear in Friday's edition or visit

Mickey and her husband, Allan, are the namesakes for Buller Hall on the Andrews campus. Allan passed away in 2013.

Week in Pictures


Small Business Showcase & Lake Effect Jazz Big Band

On Sunday, September 21, from 3–6 p.m., the Howard Performing Arts Center, with the sponsorship of MPA Architects, presents a small business showcase with a concert by Lake Effect Jazz Big Band wrapping up the day.

Small businesses come with many perks—individualized service, the convenience of a location in your neighborhood, and money spent benefits your community. The Howard Center invites you to join the movement to shop small and local by discovering your community’s businesses in an expo in the lobby of the Howard Center. You can expect giveaways, samples and demonstrations!

Lake Effect Jazz Big Band will take the stage in the concert hall for at 5 p.m. for a concert blend of classic big band jazz and modern compositions. This group is comprised of local area musicians, many of whom are music teachers in area schools or own small businesses of their own.

No tickets are required for this event that is free to attend! If you act fast, there might be a couple booths left for you to reserve and represent your business. Call the Howard Center at 888-467-6442 for more information. 

Professor Shows Art in Gallery

Local galleries feature Michiana artists:

Robert Williams Gallery--Photographer Marc Ullom: Marc is a professional photographer and educator who lives and works in Michigan. Marc earned his MFA in photography from the Academy of Art University and is currently teaching full time at Andrews University.

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Practical Skills & Strategies

When: September 26, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Andrew’s University Buller Hall (Newbold Auditorium)
Registration Deadline: September 26, 2014
Cost $20 per person
Suggested Audience: School Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers,& Other Mental Health Personnel 

This practical session demonstrates key principles and practices
of Brief Solution-Focused Counseling (BSFC), a culturally sensitive,
research-supported approach to building school and family solutions by
honoring the unique strengths and resources of young people and their
caregivers. Demonstrations, videotapes, experiential exercises, and
practice activities are used to increase the immediate application of
techniques “the very next day on the job.”
This workshop explores the major principles and strategies of Brief
Solution-Focused Counseling (BSFC), a culturally sensitive, researchsupported
approach to building solutions with young people and
caregivers by utilizing their strengths, resources, and possibilities.
Based on “what works” in helping people change, BSFC conforms
the counseling process to students and others by honoring and
accommodating their unique strengths, resources, opinions, and
feedback. BSFC strategies include:
• Establishing collaborative, change-focused relationships
• Using language to promote hope and solutions
• Building solutions from people’s indigenous resources
• Empowering small improvements whenever they occur
The workshop includes “live” onsite demonstrations, videotapes from
counseling sessions, experiential exercises, and practice activities
aimed at increasing the immediate relevance and applicability of
training content.

Participants will learn how to:
• Build collaborative relationships with hard-to-reach young
people, caregivers, and families
• Build hope from the opening moments of contact
• Develop creative interventions based on people’s strengths,
successes, and resources
• Empower small improvements whenever they occur
Materials Provided for Participants (optional; at the request of
the sponsoring agency) (Book: Solution-Focused Counseling
in Schools (by John Murphy, 2008, American Counseling
Association); discount price available for sponsoring agencies
and workshop participants.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Health & Fitness Expo

Please join us in Johnson Gym on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for this annual event that includes mini workouts, cooking demos, nutrition information for everyone, games, local health service information, community health and wellness opportunities, health screenings, and even inflatable jump-houses for the kids! Learn more about your health and how to make life even better.

The first 150 participants  receive a reusable shopping bag with goodies from participating sponsors, and all attendees have a chance to win a home elliptical trainer.

This event is sponsored by Andrews University’s School of Health Professions, Counseling and Testing Center, and social recreation.

For more information, contact Gretchen at 269-471-3371 or

Howard Center Presents...Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna

On Sunday, September 28, at 7 p.m., the Howard Performing Arts Center will present Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna, Celtic and Irish folk duo. Both are arrangers, composers, players and improvisers, and well-known for their Irish music.

Lyn has performed at “Saturday Night Live,” the National Folk-life Festival, the Milwaukee Irish Music and Celtic Connections. She was also featured on “The Raw Bar” and “Geanntrai,” documentaries on traditional Irish music that aired on national television in Ireland.

Sanna has performed with some of today’s greatest virtuosos, including Edgar Meyer, Yo-Yo Ma and Chris Thile; and with some of the greatest living interpreters of Irish music, including Kevin Burke and Martin Hayes.

Tickets are $15, $10 for Andrews University faculty and staff, and $5 for students. They can be purchased online at or at the box office by calling 888-467-6442.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

All Nations Church Service Sept. 13

All Nations SDA Church Service, September 13, 2014
Speaker: Pastor Pohlmarc Lawrence
Sermon Title: "Mission Impossible, Mission Ready, Mission Accomplished"

Department of Aviation FLY-IN

Please join us this year for our annual Fly-In & Drive-in. Once again it is during the Sunday of alumni weekend. We are opening our doors and inviting everyone to come out and see different planes that fly in as well as to walk through our department and even see our brand new airplanes. We look forward to seeing you there!



Compass Collegiate Sabbath School

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

Niles Westside for September 13

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 13: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker - first service at the church

We will have Outdoor Worship for Sabbath School and Church, starting at 9:30, at the Chapel in the Woods (near the church, off of Union St/Arbor Dr).

Eau Claire Young Adults

Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series

How can you tell if something is acidic or basic? How can you track a toxic substance or diseased tissues inside your body? Scientists often use molecules as probes to see (detect, sense) an environment (cell, protein, reaction, etc) that they otherwise could not 'see'. The color changes of pH paper or the green fluorescent protein all allow us to probe the environment at the molecular level. These techniques are at the heart of microscopy and medical diagnostics. It allows us to detect pathogens, diseases and toxic substances.

View these videos to learn more about fluorescent probes in biology:

Everyone is welcome to attend our second Fall 2014 session in the Andrews University Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series this coming Thursday, September 11 at 4:30pm. As usual we meet in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Thursday's seminar topic is:
Tuning Fluorescent Probes for Biological Applications     
Our guest speaker is:
Colleen Nicola Scott, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Attached is the seminar flyer in pdf format with more details about our speaker's educational and professional background. The pdf formatted flyer is also available at this Dropbox link:

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

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

There are directions given to Andrews at:  

Monday, September 8, 2014

Bahamian Alumnus Awarded Scholarship to Oxford

Bahamian Wilfred Adderley II has been awarded the 2014 Chevening Scholarship. He will be participating in the Foreign Service Programme at Oxford University.

Wilfred’s tertiary education led him to study at Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville, Jamaica where he started his degree in Music Education, Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan and the College e Università Villa Aurora in Florence, Italy.

Wilfred holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Music, with Honours, and a Master’s Degree in International Relations, Communication and Development, Magna Cum Laude, both from Andrews University. 

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Andrews Electronics Recycling Day

by Becky St. Clair

Andrews University invites community members, businesses and residents from surrounding communities to recycle their unwanted electronic items at the University’s biannual electronics recycling event. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 10, from 3–7 p.m. at the Transportation building. In partnership with Andrews University, Green Earth Electronics Recycling will be operating the event.

Accepted items include computers, laptops, smart phones, monitors, TVs, telephones, cameras, DVD players, cords/cables, printers, toner cartridges, cell phones, refrigerators, air conditioners, appliances and any other electronic items or items with a cord.

A hazardous waste fee will be collected for CRT monitors ($5) and tube TVs ($10). All other items are recycled free of charge.

All hard drives are wiped to Department of Defense specifications or shredded. All businesses are encouraged to preregister by emailing or calling 269-326-1232.

Green Earth Electronics Recycling, headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, is a company whose focus is to keep unwanted electronics out of the landfill by using the best practices in information destruction and recycling. They are registered as a recycler with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Their services include corporate and institutional pickups as well as community drop-off events.

For more information please visit or email



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