Thursday, September 11, 2014

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 krivak@andrews.edu.

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 Howard.andrews.edu 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
www.nileswestside.org

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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwtdne3W9Zk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSGq8gOLXwY

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:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/oq8lnuv1wtdwcya/CHEMSEM%20NEWS%20Fall%202014%20Flyer%202.pdf?dl=0

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: http://www.andrews.edu/about/visiting/get_to_andrews.html  

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 pickup@greenearth1.com 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 GreenEarth1.com or email pickup@GreenEarth1.com.

Eau Claire SDA Church for Sept. 13

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

Sabbath Speaker: Dr. Tom Shepherd
Sermon Title:  "What Jesus is Doing Today"

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

Michiana Adventist Forum presents

Michiana Adventist Forum presents:

"The Theology of Ordination Study
Committee: One Member¹s Observations and Reflections,"   presented by  Cheryl Doss, PhD, Director of the Institute of World Mission; Member, Theology of Ordination Study Committee.

The presentation will be Saturday afternoon, September 20, 2014, at 3:30 pm in  Chan Shun Hall on the campus of Andrews University.

About the Topic:

Currently, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the SDA denomination¹s highest administrative authority, does not endorse the ordination of women as ministers.

During the past two years the Theology of Ordination Study Committee appointed by the General Conference has been studying issues related to the ordination of women as ministers in the SDA church. The committee recently made its report as part of a process which is expected to lead to discussion and possible revision of the denomination¹s practice of not endorsing the ordination of women as ministers when the church holds its next world-wide General Conference Session in 2015.

Cheryl Doss, a member of the committee and director of the denomination¹s Institute of World Mission, will discuss personal observations and reflections growing out of her work on the committee.


About the Speaker

Cheryl Doss, PhD, is the director of the Institute of World Mission, a service of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists that serves the world church.  The Institute facilitates the cross-cultural outreach of the Seventh-day Adventist world church. It provides cross-cultural training for full-time, short-term and volunteer workers, and facilitates their re-entry to the home field.
 

Cheryl¹s mission experience began as an MK (missionary kid) living in South Africa.  Later, with her husband Gorden (also an MK and now a teacher of mission at Andrews University), she served for sixteen years in the country of Malawi.

During her years in Malawi, Cheryl directed rural clinics, developed training programs for pastors¹ wives, facilitated women¹s ministries programs, and helped start Shepherdess Clubs.  She also home schooled her two children, Kristi and Richard, and taught classes in the ministerial training program at Lakeview Seminary.  As a nurse she lectured on health and, along with her husband, initiated annual family life training seminars for pastors and their wives.  Their book, Christian Marriage, was published in Malawi in 1995.

Combining her mission background and educational training with her passion for family growth, Cheryl¹s research and writing has largely focused on families in cross-cultural transition.  Besides teaching and administrative duties, her specific responsibilities at the Institute of World Mission are developing curriculum and resources for mission training, and the support and education of missionary families through newsletters and re-entry programs.

Since leaving Africa in 1997, Cheryl and Gorden have made their home at Andrews University and are blessed to have their two remaining parents living nearby.  Kristi and her family are on the faculty at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines.  Richard and his family are serving at Nile Union Academy in Egypt.


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

Michiana Adventist Forum

Michiana Adventist Forum


The Theology of Ordination Study Committee:
One Member’s Observations and Reflections


Presented by

Cheryl Doss PhD
Director of the Institute of World Mission
Member, Theology of Ordination Study Committee

Sabbath Afternoon, September 20, 2014
3:30 pm

Chan Shun Hall
Andrews University



About the Topic

Currently, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the SDA denomination’s highest administrative authority, does not endorse the ordination of women as ministers.

During the past two years the Theology of Ordination Study Committee appointed by the General Conference has been studying issues related to the ordination of women as ministers in the SDA church. The committee recently made its report as part of a process which is expected to lead to discussion and possible revision of the denomination’s practice of not endorsing the ordination of women as ministers when the church holds its next world-wide General Conference Session in 2015.

Cheryl Doss, a member of the committee and director of the denomination’s Institute of World Mission, will discuss personal observations and reflections growing out of her work on the committee.

About the Speaker

Cheryl Doss, PhD, is the director of the Institute of World Mission, a service of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists that serves the world church.  The Institute facilitates the cross-cultural outreach of the Seventh-day Adventist world church. It provides cross-cultural training for full-time, short-term and volunteer workers, and facilitates their re-entry to the home field.
Cheryl’s mission experience began as an MK (missionary kid) living in South Africa.  Later, with her husband Gorden (also an MK and now a teacher of mission at Andrews University), she served for sixteen years in the country of Malawi.

During her years in Malawi, Cheryl directed rural clinics, developed training programs for pastors’ wives, facilitated women’s ministries programs, and helped start Shepherdess Clubs.  She also home schooled her two children, Kristi and Richard, and taught classes in the ministerial training program at Lakeview Seminary.  As a nurse she lectured on health and, along with her husband, initiated annual family life training seminars for pastors and their wives.  Their book, Christian Marriage, was published in Malawi in 1995.

Combining her mission background and educational training with her passion for family growth, Cheryl’s research and writing has largely focused on families in cross-cultural transition.  Besides teaching and administrative duties, her specific responsibilities at the Institute of World Mission are developing curriculum and resources for mission training, and the support and education of missionary families through newsletters and re-entry programs.

Since leaving Africa in 1997, Cheryl and Gorden have made their home at Andrews University and are blessed to have their two remaining parents living nearby.  Kristi and her family are on the faculty at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines.  Richard and his family are serving at Nile Union Academy in Egypt.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Michiana Adventist Forum

Michiana Adventist Forum


The Theology of Ordination Study Committee:
One Member’s Observations and Reflections


Presented by

Cheryl Doss PhD
Director of the Institute of World Mission
Member, Theology of Ordination Study Committee

Sabbath Afternoon, September 20, 2014
3:30 pm

Chan Shun Hall
Andrews University


About the Topic

Currently, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the SDA denomination’s highest administrative authority, does not endorse the ordination of women as ministers.

During the past two years the Theology of Ordination Study Committee appointed by the General Conference has been studying issues related to the ordination of women as ministers in the SDA church. The committee recently made its report as part of a process which is expected to lead to discussion and possible revision of the denomination’s practice of not endorsing the ordination of women as ministers when the church holds its next world-wide General Conference Session in 2015.

Cheryl Doss, a member of the committee and director of the denomination’s Institute of World Mission, will discuss personal observations and reflections growing out of her work on the committee.



About the Speaker

Cheryl Doss, PhD, is the director of the Institute of World Mission, a service of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists that serves the world church.  The Institute facilitates the cross-cultural outreach of the Seventh-day Adventist world church. It provides cross-cultural training for full-time, short-term and volunteer workers, and facilitates their re-entry to the home field.
Cheryl’s mission experience began as an MK (missionary kid) living in South Africa.  Later, with her husband Gorden (also an MK and now a teacher of mission at Andrews University), she served for sixteen years in the country of Malawi.

During her years in Malawi, Cheryl directed rural clinics, developed training programs for pastors’ wives, facilitated women’s ministries programs, and helped start Shepherdess Clubs.  She also home schooled her two children, Kristi and Richard, and taught classes in the ministerial training program at Lakeview Seminary.  As a nurse she lectured on health and, along with her husband, initiated annual family life training seminars for pastors and their wives.  Their book, Christian Marriage, was published in Malawi in 1995.

Combining her mission background and educational training with her passion for family growth, Cheryl’s research and writing has largely focused on families in cross-cultural transition.  Besides teaching and administrative duties, her specific responsibilities at the Institute of World Mission are developing curriculum and resources for mission training, and the support and education of missionary families through newsletters and re-entry programs.

Since leaving Africa in 1997, Cheryl and Gorden have made their home at Andrews University and are blessed to have their two remaining parents living nearby.  Kristi and her family are on the faculty at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines.  Richard and his family are serving at Nile Union Academy in Egypt.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Building Blocks to Weight Managements

A 10-week program that provides support and encouragement to people desiring to shed pounds and increase their well-being.  Being overweight and obese is a chronic problem in the United States and a precursor to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and depression.  This program is based on the concept that basic principles or blocks, when put into place in our lives, promote health and help achieve that sought after ideal weight.  Learn how to resist cravings, sleep weight off, change habits, and much more.  This program starts Tuesday, September 9, from 7-8:30 pm. For more information, call Melody at 269-782-0457 or email melody@dowagiacadventist.org.  This program will be held at the Dowagiac SDA Church at 410 Hill Street in Dowagiac.

The Twelve Steps: A Spiritual Journey

A series on healing from addictions, starts September 4 at 7 pm.  People can experience freedom from the damaging effects of a less-than-nurturing environment.  Feelings of unworthiness, anxiety, and inferiority diminish and are replaced by spiritual strength and virtues.  Addictions are broken as the journey awakens us to God's unconditional love and grace in our lives.  As our attention is captivated by new life in God, we experience peace, enjoy productive living, and become functioning members of the community.  For more information, call Melody at 269-782-0457 or email melody@dowagiacadventist.org.  This program will be held at the Dowagiac SDA Church at 410 Hill Street in Dowagiac.

Lamson Health Club Sale

10% off  2 semester & 3 semester memberships through September 14.  A membership includes use of exercise equipment, sauna, jacuzzi, and aerobics classes.   AU students will be able to charge their memberships to their student accounts during sale time only!  Call 471-3449 for more information.

Fusing Traditions

Petar Jankovic is the rarest of musicians.

While the Serbian-born classical guitarist traveled the world performing solo shows, he longed to share that spotlight with other players.

"I just had this sheer desire to play with other people on stage, but classical guitarists just don't have that many chances to play with other ensembles," Jankovic says by telephone from his home in Bloomington, Ind. "At one point, I just got a little tired of traveling alone and playing alone. I always liked chamber music, where you can collaborate with other people, so I wanted to come up with something to fill that void."

That something is the Petar Jankovic Ensemble, which performs Sunday at Andrews University to open the Howard Performing Arts Center's 2014-15 season.

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Week of Prayer Class Schedule Changes

Course Schedule for Weeks of Spiritual Emphasis

Monday, Wednesday, Friday only

(Tuesday, Thursday courses follow the regular course schedule)

7:30 AM courses meet from 7:20-8:00 AM

8:30 AM courses meet from 8:10-8:50 AM

9:30 AM courses meet from 9:00-9:40 AM

10:30 AM courses meet from 9:50-10:30 AM

11:30 AM courses meet from 10:40-11:20 AM

 

Hinsdale Men's Chorus Concert Vespers

Sabbath, September 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Niles Westside Adventist Church (1105 Grant St, Niles, MI). Please join us and invite your friends!

Michigan Blood Drive

Tuesday, September 16, from 2-7 p.m. at Niles Adventist School (110 N Fairview Ave, Niles, MI). Be a hero—contact Denise Kidder (269-357-3250) or the school office (269-683-5444) to sign up and donate blood!

Village Church Service & Vespers for September 6

Sabbath Worship Service

First worship - 8:30 a.m.
Preacher - Ricardo Palacios
Sermon Title - "A Question of Loyalty"
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Byard Parks
Sermon Title - "Fear's Fear"

 

Sabbath Vespers - Sabbath , September 6, 4:00 p.m. Riess Chapel

The Adventist Frontier Missions will be holding an afternoon panel discussion on spiritual warfare, under the theme: “Defending against Spiritual Powers in Mission.” Speakers working with Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and post-modern seculars will present papers, relate experiences and share biblical truths and counsels from the Spirit of Prophecy.

Parents' Night Out

Parents’ Night Out: Sunday, September 21, from 6-8 p.m. in the Niles Adventist School gym (110 N Fairview Ave, Niles, MI). There will be a presentation called Taming the Lecture Bug, and a traveling Christian bookstore as well. The presenters, Joey & Carla Link, have a blog and website at www.ParentingMadePractical.com. The Mom's Notes Bookstore will open at 5:30 p.m., so come early! For more information, and to RSVP (especially if you need childcare), visit www.nilesadventistschool.org. Childcare is available for kids up through grade 6 at $2 per child. Childcare space is limited.

All Nations Church Service for September 6

All Nations SDA Church Service, September 6, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Errol McLean

Week in Pictures

Agenda Submission Deadlines

The Agenda reminder email is sent to all Andrews students, staff and faculty, as well as a substantial list of off-campus individuals interested in the happenings at Andrews University, every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon during the regular school year (Thursdays only during breaks).

To ensure that your submission is live on the Agenda webpage when the reminder emails go out, and to increase your chances of being included in the reminder email, please be sure to have your item submitted no later than noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays for that day's email.

If you have questions please email agenda@andrews.edu or call Becky St. Clair at 269-605-3438. 

Howard Center Presents...Petar Jankovic Ensemble

On Sunday, September 7, at 7 p.m., the Howard Performing Arts Center will present The Petar Jankovic Ensemble, a string group of two violins, viola, cello and guitar. The concert will include arrangements of works by Debussy, Shostakovich, DeFalla, Piazzolla and Albeniz.

The Petar Jankovic Ensemble creates a musical fusion of Spanish guitar and traditional string quartet. The ensemble’s expression and technical mastery are evident in their performances of Spanish pieces, passionate tangos, classical masterpieces and contemporary compositions.

The group is comprised of Maria Storm, first violin; Azusa Tashiro, second violin; Amanda Grimm,viola; Kyra Saltman, cello; and Petar Jankovic, guitar. Jankovic teaches at Indiana University–Jacobs School of Music, where he is the coordinator for the guitar department.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for Andrews University faculty and staff, and $5 for students. They can be purchased online at howard.andrews.edu or at the box office by calling 888-467-6442. Classical radio station 90.7 WAUS is a media sponsor for this concert.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Graduate Violin Recital-Jenny Rivera

Jenny Rivera will present a Graduate Violin Recital on Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.  There is no charge and all are welcome.

Ambassador and Friends Concert at the Howard

Ambassadors and Friends in Concert at Howard Performance Art Center
Saturday September 13th, 2014 at 8:00pm
Pre-sale tickets at Howard Performance Arts Center box office at 888-467-6442

The group returns to Andrews University with its trademark combination of acappella gospel favorites and irresistible African infused harmonies. Come enjoy a passionate and ferocious fun filled musical experience.

100 Years at Neighbor To Neighbor

Neighbor To Neighbor, as part of Adventist Community Services, is celebrating ACS' 100 years of Community Service with an Open House on Thursday, September 18th from 3-6 p.m.   Join us for refreshments, live music and a tour.

Niles Westside Church for September 6

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant ST (at Fairview AVE)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org
 
Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 and 11 a.m.
 
Speaker for September 6: Dr. Joseph Kidder

ChemSem: Halogen Photochemistry in Changing Arctic Climate

Atmospheric chemistry is one of the best examples that chemistry is everywhere. What do you know about the chemistry of the air around you and in you? Do you know the relationship between the color of the sky including the color of sunsets and atmospheric composition? Do you know the facts of climate change? What can the clouds and snow tell about our changing climate? These and other questions will be in play at our first Fall 2014 ChemSem talk. What questions do you have?

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

Our guest speaker is Kerri Pratt, ASsistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Department of Earth & Environmental Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.  Attached is the seminar flyer in pdf format with more details about our speaker's educational and professional background.

View a video of Dr. Pratt doing research in Alaska:http://vimeo.com/67918840

For more picturesanddescriptionsview: http://prattlab.blogspot.com/
 

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: http://www.andrews.edu/about/visiting/get_to_andrews.html  

Michiana Fil-Am Service for September 6

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be paster Roy Castelbouno.  Sabbath School begins at 9:45 a.m. and the worship service begins at 11:20 a.m.

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

Prayer meeting is Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.

For more information visit us online: www.michianafil-am.com or visit our Facebook fan page for speaker information and announcements: www.facebook.com/MichianaFilAm.

Eau Clair SDA Church for September 6

Sabbath Speaker: Brooks Payne

Sermon Title: "A Tale of Two Storms"

Sabbath School: 9:15 a.m.

Church Service: 10:50

Eau Clair SDA Church
6562 Naomi Road
Eau Clair, MI 49111
Friday, August 29, 2014

Dr. Ostrander's Retirement Celebration

The faculty and staff of the TLC Department would like to invite you to attend the retirement celebration of Dr. Raymond J. Ostrander.  The celebration will be on September 4 from 3-5 p.m. in the lobby of Chan Shun.

Afterschool Rocks! at Berrien Springs High School

Afterschool Rocks! at Berrien Springs High School

Berrien Springs High School is looking for volunteers for their Afterschool Rocks! program that supports youth academically, socially, and emotionally. Tutors in all subject areas are needed.  If you have a skill or hobby you would like to share with teens, we invite you to come and teach it.  We start September 15, and we serve students in grades 9 - 12.  Help us change lives!  For more information, contact Director Bonnie Chadderdon at bchadderdon@homeoftheshamrocks.org or call her at 269-473-0556.

All Nations SDA Service for August 30, 2014

All Nations SDA Church Service, August 30, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Gorden R. Doss

Sermon Title: "A Church With Mission Focus"

S.M.A.R.T Tutor Program

A child in poverty who cannot read on grade level by 3rd grade is 13 times less likely to graduate than a proficient, wealthier peer.  The Catch a Dream Foundation's S.M.A.R.T Tutor Program for the Benton Harbor Area Schools is recruiting tutors for their fall session to help the students of Benton Harbor become proficient. The tutors spend 1 hour once a week in an 8 week session with their student.  The students who are being tutored are in grades 1st through 8th grade.  Tutors have their choice of grade level and time between teh hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Tutoring is done in reading and math.  for more information and to register go to http://bhas.org/domain/77.  If you have questions contact Meredith Sgambelluri at (269) 605-2801 or Meredit.Sgambelluri@bhas.org.  The first session will begin Monday, September 29.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Andrews Electronics Recycling Day

Andrews University, in partnership with Green Earth Electronics Recycling, will hold its biannual electronics recycling event on Wednesday, September 10, from 3–7 p.m. Community members, businesses and residents from surrounding communities are encouraged to recycle their unwanted electronic items at the Andrews University Transportation building.

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 pickup@greenearth1.com or calling 269-326-1232.

Green Earth Electronics Recycling, headquartered in St. Joseph, Mich., 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 www.GreenEarth1.com or email pickup@GreenEarth1.com. 

All Andrews University equipment MUST be processed by ITS prior to the event. Contact ITS for pickup. Any personal items to be turned in must be held until the event and brought to the Transportation garage between 3 and 7 pm.

How Does Your Garden Roll?

Debra Batson knows what she likes.

"I like everything fresh," she said on Wednesday as she bought green tomatoes, bell peppers, cabbage and other produce from the mobile farm market operated by Andrews University and Be Healthy Berrien.
But Batson uses a wheelchair, and it's difficult for her to get to a grocery store. Having the mobile market make a weekly stop at Red Bud Ministries at 708 Red Bud Trail in Buchanan, across the street from her home, has been a godsend.

"I'm one of their best customers," Batson said.

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New Life Services

New Life weekly Sabbath services begin on August 30, 2014. We look forward to you joining us in the Seminary Chapel starting at 11:45 a.m. All services will begin at 11:45 a.m. 

Week in Pictures

Dining Services Labor Day Hours

LABOR DAY WEEKEND HOURS
for
DINING SERVICES

 

SUNDAY - August 31st

Terrace Café                       11:30am - 1:30pm
                                                           5pm - 6pm
Gazebo                                             9am - 8pm
Office                                                       Closed

MONDAY - September 1st

Terrace Café                       11:30am - 1:30pm
                                                            5pm - 6pm
Gazebo                                              9am - 7pm
Office                                                         Closed

 

Have a great weekend!

Andrews Hosts Pathfinder Day

On Sunday, August 10, more than 100 Andrews University volunteers welcomed over 700 Pathfinders onto campus. The first-ever Pathfinder Day, coordinated by Rebecca May, community relations coordinator, Shelly Erhard, director of student visits, and Brittany Felder, student visits coordinator, introduced attendees to the University, some for the first time, and many of the great things it has to offer. Representatives from 29 states, as well as from England, Papua New Guinea, Brazil and the British Virgin Islands, were among the groups who came as a precursor to their arrival at the Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, which began two days later.

“About a year ago several areas on campus started receiving inquiries from Pathfinder groups who wanted to stop by on their way to Oshkosh this summer,” says May. “While we wanted to provide that opportunity, we also knew it would be impossible to accommodate multiple groups coming to campus over the course of a couple of weeks at that time of the year.”

At the same time as Pathfinders would be making the trek to Wisconsin, Andrews had summer graduation and the arrival of freshmen for the upcoming school year, in addition to many staff and faculty heading to Oshkosh themselves to assist with the Camporee.

“It’s a challenging time to have an influx of campus visitors for an extended period of time,” says May.

So, in January she got together with three other staff members and decided to create a one-day event for Pathfinders to visit and experience Andrews. With no additional budgetary allocations for the event, the involved departments stretched their collective resources and made a plan.

“We decided to cap the event at 1,000 people,” says May. “When a registration link was posted on the Camporee website for Andrews University Pathfinder Day, in less than a week we had over 1,000 registered and we quickly closed registration!”

The number eventually settled to 625, with a few groups showing up unregistered on the day of the event.

Participants had 16 different activities to choose from, all staffed by volunteers from across campus. Those who participated in at least four events were eligible to receive the coveted Andrews University pin to wear proudly around Oshkosh.

Activities included a musical petting zoo, tours of the Horn Archaeological Museum, hayrides to the dairy, disc golf, campus tree walks, pipe organ demonstrations and swimming in the pool, in addition to three honors offered: Flower Culture, Livestock and Bones & Muscles.

“Andrews has so much to offer students academically, socially and spiritually,” says Ron Whitehead, executive director for the International Pathfinder Camporee. “Most of the 50,000 student Pathfinders are in public education and do not know much about Adventist higher education. So it was a great opportunity to give them a look at a university that represents the world.”

In addition to the volunteers, the event could not have happened without the financial partnership of several areas of campus. The Andrews Airpark provided a pancake breakfast, for which Enrollment Management provided eggs and pancake toppings, Andrews Student Gardens obtained fruit at wholesale prices for lunch, Apple Valley supplied cookies for dessert at lunch, and Dining Services offered an extremely good price for lunch and supper to make them affordable. Guest & Convention Services paid for the Pathfinder Day pins that participants received at the end of the day, and the Division of Integrated Marketing & Communication produced and paid for printed promotional materials.

“We will definitely do this again in five years,” says May. “It was a blast and I think next time will be even better.”
 

Village SDA Church for August 30

First Worship: 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship: 11:20 a.m.
Preacher: Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon Title: "Points of Reference: Paradox of the Prophets"
 
Place: Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph AVE.
Berrien Springs, MI
Contact Person-Elizabeth Tan, (269) 471-7795

Jee Wong Benefit Concert

Sabbath, October 4, beginning at 5:00 pm, KEEP HOPE ALIVE- benefit dinner and concert for ASAP Ministries.

Doors open at 4:30 for a free vegetarian dinner with Chef Mark Anthony.  Followed at 6:00 pm by a concert with Jee Wong and Friends.

Please RSVP for dinner to:
South Bend SDA Church
1936 Altgeld St.
South Bend, IN 46614
574-234-3044
firstsda@sbcglobal.net
e-mail: firstsda@sbcglobal.net

Jee Wong - is a songwriter, accomplished pianist and a fascinating individual who is dedicated to music. His work as a solo pianist and collaborative artist has brought him across the United States and abroad. He gained national attention when his multi-media sound track “Lotus” was presented at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1999. Jee grew up in a Buddhist culture in Southern Malaysia having a natural gift for hearing, feeling and playing music at a young age. He became a Christian while attending college in Montana.

Chef Mark Anthony – Since retiring from being a casino owner in Las Vegas and caterer to celebrities, Mark has devoted his time and talents to serving the Lord through motivational presentations on healthy living. He has toured through every state in the country, cooking for tens of thousands of people. He is author of 2 vegan cookbooks and loves to share how easy it is to eat healthy.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lamson Health Club Closed Labor Day

Lamson Health Club will be closed on Sunday & Monday, Aug. 31 & Sept. 1, for the Labor Day holiday.

Student Garden Co-Curricular Activities

Get 10 co-curricular hours at the Andrews Student Gardens each semester.  Come learn the wonders of the gardens and enjoy:

  • One-on-one interaction with other students
  • Learning how to harvest, prune, sow, and till
  • A fun outdoor experience
  • Playing in the greenhouse
  • A free t-shirt

Of your 30 co-curricular hours each semester you can now cut 1/3 out by learning about sustainability, natural science, environment, health, and how we grow food.  Co-curricular will be provided for undergraduates.

Two Part co-curricular activities.  One hour of lecture (sustainability, organics, health, practical, nature, etc.), training and tour, and nine hours of field work.  For those who attended the seminar in prior semesters are able to skip the lecture and gain more field experience.  Please sign up via below.

The Andrews Student Gardens is both on and off campus and grows 4 acres of peaches, 3 acres of apples, 10+ acres of begetables and flowers (including over 50 varieties), an acre of berries, and 80 acres of juice grapes.

Lectures are on September 05, 19, October 03, and 24.

To sign up please visit: http://augardens.com/volunteer/ 

 

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.

Michiana Fil-Am Worship Service

The speaker this Sabbath at the Michiana Fil-Am Church will be Steve Toscano. 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: www.michianafil-am.com or visit our Facebook fan page for speaker information and announcements: www.facebook.com/MichianaFilAm

Niles Westside Adventist Church August 30

NIles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant ST (At Fairview AVE)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org
 
Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Service: 11 a.m. (Only one service)
 
August 30: Communion (only one church service, at 11 a.m.)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Visual Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

You are invited to attend the Annual Visual Art & Design Faculty Exhibition. The Exhibition opens on Tuesday, September 2 with a reception from 6-8PM. The location is in the Art & Design Gallery in Smith Hall. Blue Gallery signs are over the exterior doorways. The Art Faculty will be present. Refreshments will be served. Co-curricular credit will be given.

Student Writes for ASOR Blog

Studying archaeology, reading books related to the subject, and obtaining good grades in archaeology related courses does not turn one into a bona fide archaeologist. Having the privilege to participate in an archaeological excavation on the field is an experience that I will be forever grateful to ASOR and the Platt Fellowship donors. Although I have been studying archaeology for over a year, this is my first dig experience.

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2014-15 Parking Permits Available Now

The Office of Campus Safety now has parking permits for the 2014-2015 school available.  All Andrews University parking permits display an expiration date on the face of the decal.  If your current decal is set to expire on August 31, 2014, please visit the Office of Campus Safety with the required documentation (proof of current sate registration, proof of current insurance, and valid driver’s license) to obtain a new decal.  You may also begin the registration process online at www.andrews.edu/safety.

Free Pre-Diabetes Class Offered

(ST. JOSEPH) - Lakeland HealthCare is offering a free program designed to help anyone with higher-than-normal blood sugar levels who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  This program does not require a physician referral and helps area residdents change their lifestyles to delay - or avoid - the onset of diabetes.  Pre-registration for this free class is required.  For more information or to register, call (269) 556-2868.

Thursday, September 4
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph
Pharmacy Conference Room
3900 Hollywood Road, St. Joseph
 
          According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the biggest public health crisis of the twenty-first century. Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, including 7 million people who have not yet been diagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  In 2010, about 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in adults age 20 or older.  In addition, antoher 79 million adults were estimated to have pre-diabetes, a condition that increases the risk for diabetes.  Early diagnosis of the disease is critical to successful treatmentin order to delay or prevent complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidnes disease. 
 
          Visit lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland HealthCare on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.  

Free Weight Loss Seminar Offered in St. Joseph

(ST. JOSEPH) - The Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center is offering a free seminar, "Lose Weight...Find Heatlh." The seminar will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3 in Room 4 of the Frederick S. Upton Education Center at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. 

          Dr. Michael Schuknecht, one of Michigan's most experienced bariatric suregons, and staff members of teh Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center will discuss programs available for losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight for years to come.  The Lakeland Comprehensive WEight Loss Center specializes in working with each person to create a customized lifestyle plan, including medical weight loss management through diet or bariatric surgery, nutrition counseling, individualized exercise programs, and monthly support groups. 

          According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 68.5% of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Losing as little as five to 15 percent of your initial body weight can reduce your risk of diabetes and other illnesses and can even eliminate your need for some medications.

          For more information or to register for the seminar, call (269) 687-4673, or visit www.lakelandhealth.org/hope.  Visit www.lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland HeathCare on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.  

Free Class for Women in Chemotherapy

(ST. JOSEPH) - Lakeland HealthCare will offer "Look Good...Feel Better," a free two-hour class for women who are currenlty undergoing chemotherapy, at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 8, at the Marie Yeager Cancer Center at the Health Park, 3900 Hollywood Road, St. Joseph.

          Presented in cooperation with the American Cancer Society and the National Cosmetology Association, this program teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients to help restore their appearance and enhance their self-image.  Licensed cosmetologists provide cosmetic advice, information on skin care, and guidance on the use of wigs, turbans and scarves.  Each participant receives a free make-up kit valued at $300from the Personal Care Products Council.

          Future "Look Good...Feel Better" seminars will be held the second Monday of each month at the Marie Yeager Cancer Center.

          Class size is limited and pre-registration for this free program is required. For more information or to register, please call (269) 556-7197.  Visit www.lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland HealthCare on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.  

Good Grief: Bereavement Sharing and Education Program

(ST. JOSEPH) - Good Grief is a free program that covers topics such as how to cope with loss, guilt, and regret; why you feel the way you do; and finding a sense of peace.  Each seven-week session meets for one and a half hours of meaningful information and sharing.  For more information, call Lory's Place at (269) 983-2707 or (800) 717-3812.

St Joseph
Tuesdays, September 9 to October 21
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane
Contact DJ Hosbein or Jaime Hoover at (269) 429-7100
 
South Haven
Tuesdays, September 9 to October 21
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Hospice at Home, 05055 Blue Star Highway
Contact Karen Riffer-Reinert at (269) 637-3825
 
NIles/Buchanan
Thrusdays, September 11 to October 23
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Hospice at Home, 4017 Chamberlain Road
Contact Mary Nell Rosenboom or Jamie HOover at (269) 695-1099

Building Relationships 4 Life

Come out and support The First Haitian American Church as it presents Building Relationships 4 Life Ministries.  It is all relationships on Friday night at 730pm and Sunday afternoon at 330pm.  Saturday afternoon at 3pm will be for Married Couples and those thinking of marriage and/or are engaged.

Monday, August 25, 2014

PIoneer Memorial Church Service Aug. 30

Pioneer Memorial Church
on the campus of Andrews University
8655 University Blvd.
Berrien Springs, MI

Sabbath Speaker: Dwight K. Nelson
Sermon: “Galaxy Three: Why What Is Happening a Billion Light Years Away Right Now Matters to You”

Church Service:  9 am & 11:45 am
Sabbath School: 10:30 am

Doctoral Defense

September 3, 2014, 2:30 p.m., DOCTORAL DEFENSE, Seminary Hall N211

James Mutua will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD degree in the area of Old Testament Studies.  Mutua's dissertation title is, "The Spirit of the Lord and Obedience to God's Law: An Exegetical, Intertextual, and Theological Study of Ezekiel 36:27". Those wishing to attend must make their request at #6002 no later than August 27.  Due to limited seating, reservations are required

Lessons in Leadership

What makes a good leader?

It's a question Skip Bell, professor of leadership studies and director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Andrews University's Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, has pondered more than most.

Bell, who is also founding director of the Christian Leadership Center at Andrews, has traveled the world speaking about leadership, proudly proclaiming that he has taught the subject on every continent except Antarctica. About four years ago, however, Bell began brooding about the literary void on what the Bible actually says on the topic.

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Eau Claire Church Service Aug. 30

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

Sabbath Speaker: Roy Gane
Sermon Title:  "The Song of the Vineyard"

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

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lamson Health Club Sale

10% off  2 semester & 3 semester memberships through September 14.  A membership includes use of gym equipment, sauna, jacuzzi, and aerobics classes.   AU students will be able to charge their memberships to their student accounts during sale time only!  Call 471-3449 for more information.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Andrews University Symphony Orchestra Tryouts

Tryout this Monday August 25, 2014 for the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra (AUSO).  A sign-up sheet will be posted on the door of room 206 in Hamel Hall.  Refer to attachment for further information.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Seminary Releases Statement on Church Headship

by Becky St. Clair

On Thursday, August 21, the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary voted and released a major statement on headship in the church. This document is based on careful study of the scriptures and the Spirit of Prophecy. It represents a consensus of the Seminary faculty who created this document as a service to the worldwide church.

“I am excited to offer to the church this biblical-theological study that uplifts the unique headship of Christ in the church,” says Jiří Moskala, dean of the Seminary. “It is my hope that it will significantly contribute to the current debates on leadership.”

The statement’s preamble says, “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, demonstrating and vindicating God’s moral government of love, and thus defeating the counterfeit government of the usurping ‘ruler of this world.’”

The seven-page document includes detailed discourse on God’s moral government of love, the Great Controversy between Christ and Satan, the unique and non-transferable headship of Christ, and a section on affirmations and denials compiled by the faculty of the Seminary.

“I am grateful for the faculty that is dedicated and committed to the church and its mission,” says Moskala, “as they worked diligently and prayerfully to produce this statement. I pray that this document will prove to be a unifying influence in the church.”

To read the full statement, visit andrews.edu/sem.

SPLAD Achieves Master's Accreditation Candidacy

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) has completed its review of the Level II Candidacy application for the master’s program in speech-language pathology at Andrews University. Based on a thorough review of all candidacy materials for the program, the CAA voted to award candidacy for a period of five years beginning July 1, 2014.

“The CAA determined that the program demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards for Accreditation,” said Joan Blessing, chair of the CAA. “We look forward to working with the faculty at Andrews in the development of the master’s program.”

Award of candidacy allows the program to matriculate students into the program as it continues to document compliance with accreditation standards for the duration of the candidacy accreditation cycle.

“It is very exciting to learn that we have not only been granted candidacy but we have been granted the candidacy for the maximum of five years,” says Heather Ferguson, chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology. “I am thrilled about this progress and continue to thank God for His guidance and for each of the faculty and administrators who enabled us to work together as a team to allow this to happen.”

For information about the Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology program, visit andrews.edu/splad, email speech@andrews.edu or call 269-471-3468.

All Nations Church Service Aug. 23

All Nations SDA Church Service, August 23, 2014
Speaker: Dana Carmona, "God Restores"

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Week in Pictures

Abuse Awareness and Prevention Sabbath

2014 - 2015 Dining Services Hours

Beginning Monday August 25, Dining Services will resume its normal semester hours.  For more information visit our webpage http://www.andrews.edu/services/dining/

Pick up your Fall Kick Off Party Tickets

Purchase your tickets this Sunday for the FALL KICK OFF PARTY!

Sponsored by AUSA

 

Tickets can be purchased at 5:00 pm in the Dining Services lobby; 1 ticket per meal plan, unlimited tickets per cafe account.  Haystacks will be served on the playing fields at 5:30 pm.

The Terrace Cafe will be closed for Supper during the time.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2014 enditnow Day

2014 enditnow Day at the Berrien Springs Spanish SDA Church

AICER Presents Dr. Christon Arthur

The Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) is inviting faculty, students and interested individuals to attend a presentation on September 02, 2013, at 5:30 pm.

Presenter:  Dr. Christon Arthur, Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research; Associate Provost, Faculty Development, Andrews University

Ways of Knowing: Using Research to Inform Theory & Practice  

Humans are constantly making decisions. The quality of our life is inextricably linked to the decisions that we make. It goes without saying that the best decisions are usually Informed-decisions - decisions that are knowledge-based. But, how do we acquire that knowledge? How do we “come to know?” It is true that epistemology is concerned with what knowledge is most important; but how do we acquire or “come to know?” Is empiricism at odds with revelation? Can one know that which is not “testable” or “observable?” Is there such a thing as “objective reality?”

Venue:  Bell Hall, Room 013

Online participants to login as "Guest" at   https://andrews.adobeconnect.com/_a877709416/research/ or  http://www.andrews.edu/sed/aicer/researchwebinars/  whether or not they are registered Andrews students.

Professors to do Research in Oslo

by Becky St. Clair

The 2014-15 school year includes an exciting opportunity for professors Øystein and Asta LaBianca. Øystein is the associate director of the Institute of Archaeology and professor of anthropology and Asta is instructor of English, both at Andrews University, and both have a long-standing involvement with Andrews’ archaeological dig at Tall Hisban in Jordan.

Øystein’s involvement has included working with Terje Stordalen, a professor at the University of Oslo in Norway. During the coming school year, Oystein will be based at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) at the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters in Oslo. This appointment is part of the CAS’s annual selection of three research projects they fully fund and host for ten months.

Terje and Øystein’s project, “Local Dynamics of Globalization in the Pre-Modern Southern Levant,” is the CAS’s humanities project this year. Projects are selected based on a rigorous vetting process involving Norwegian and international review teams. The multi-disciplinary and international team of eight full-time researchers was awarded a generous grant to collaborate on their research.

“We’re looking to understand the role of canonized texts such as the Bible and the Koran in influencing and shaping the cultural and political programs in the pre-modern southern Levant—Israel, Jordan and Palestine,” says Øystein. “Particularly we’re interested in those that were championed by kings and emperors.”

In addition, their research is looking at the daily lives and aspirations of individuals, families and local communities in this area throughout the centuries.

“This research will contribute insight into the impact of globalization on traditional sources of cultural and political legitimacy, social order and conflict in the region today,” he adds.

Øystein’s input to this collaboration will be his research on the role of “great” (imperial) and “little” (local) traditions in shaping changes over time in the way of life of the inhabitants of Tall Hisban since early Iron Age times (1300 BC) to the present. In addition to contributing chapters to joint publications of the research group, Øystein aims to complete writing the final volume in the 14-volume series about Tall Hisban, “Hisban in Global History.”

Asta has been part of many field seasons in Jordan and has helped gather ethnographic information about the way of life of the present-day population living in vicinity of the ancient archaeological mound.

She will serve as lead editor and contributing author of the fourth and final publication of the series about Tall Hisban, Ethnoarchaeological Foundations. Kristin Witzel, adjunct professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences, will also be assisting with this volume.

“This part will document and explain the nature of various ‘little traditions’ observed in the village of Hisban in the recent past,” says Asta. “This includes residential flexibility, hospitality, honor and shame and tribalism.”

A faculty research grant from the Andrews University Office of Research & Creative Scholarship has enabled two undergraduate anthropology majors, Brittany Swart and Doneva Walker, to assist the LaBiancas with computerizing archival records, ethnographic notes, photographs and relevant articles. This will make them accessible in digitized form in Oslo for Asta’s use.

Learn more about their project at stordalen.info/ldg/home.html.
 

Speech & Hearing Clinic Expansion

by Becky St. Clair

Andrews University now offers expanded services at their hearing clinic. As this student-led, faculty-supervised clinic is an integral part of the training program for the Department of Speech-Language, Pathology & Audiology, only nominal fees are charged for community members who wish to utilize its services. The clinic’s expansion allows the clinic to reach more people in the community.

The SPLAD hearing clinic is now scheduling appointments for both children and adults for evaluation and treatment of speech, language and hearing concerns in the following areas:

  • Speech/Articulation
  • Child/school age language
  • Hearing evaluation
  • Auditory processing therapy
  • Phonemic awareness/literacy
  • Feeding and swallowing
  • Accent/dialect modification
  • Stuttering
  • Aphasia
  • Motor speech disorders (Apraxia/Dysarthria)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Voice
  • Aural rehabilitation
  • Social aspects of language/pragmatics

To make an appointment, please contact the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology at 269-471-3468 or speech@andrews.edu.

For more information about the SPLAD program, visit andrews.edu/splad, call 269-471-3468 or email enroll@andrews.edu.

Niles SDA Church Service Aug. 23

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org

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

August 23: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

Gymnics Tryouts

Tryouts for the Andrews University Gymnics begin Monday, August 25 at 8PM.  All are welcome.

 

Infinite Gymnastics Fall Sessions

Infinite Gymnastics classes begin on September 8th.  For more information you can visit the Infinite webpage.  Staff and students receive a 10% discount.  To register fill out our online application. See you soon.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CYB Group Personal Training

Come, CHANGE YOUR BODY! Anna Piskozub’s dynamic group personal training starts a new session on Tuesday, September 2, at 6pm, at Lamson Health Club. This unique program will help you shed fat, build muscle, and slim your midsection in no time. Your workout routines are personalized for you by an experienced trainer targeting your individual needs. Though each workout will be unique to you, you are guaranteed to experience dynamic warms-ups, core training and strength training that will improve your overall conditioning. In the next three months you will improve your balance, build a strong core and increase your flexibility. Class times are Sunday at 9am, Tuesday at 6pm and Thursday 6pm. Note: AU employees will be reimbursed up to 50% for the cost of the program. If you are interest in joining, please call the Lamson Health Club at 471-3449 or e-mail Anna at anna@changingyourbody.com

Mission Trip to Honduras

MISSION TRIP TO HONDURAS – Christmas Break (Dec. 12-22)

Join the youth mission team! December 12 - 22 a team of youth missions volunteers will be going to the REACH orphanage in Honduras to conduct a special day camp ministry for about 150 children. There is still some room on the team if if you are a young person (or young at heart!) interested in service and missions. The application deadline is September 5. Please contact  Glenn Russell (glenn@andrews.edu) right away for more information since airline ticket deadlines are just a few weeks away. Sponsored by Pioneer Memorial Church -  Youth Missions. 

Celebration of Health & Fitness: All Nations 3rd Annual Olympics

Come and celebrate health and fitness this weekend at the All Nations 3rd Annual Olympics.  Local churches, businesses, families and individuals are welcome to participate and no pre-registration is required.  You can attend, register and participate on the day of the event and all are welcome to participate from ages 1 to 99. 

The Friday events occur: AU Pool - Swimming  (Bike riders meet in AU Pool Parking Lot.)

Saturday night events occur: All Nations Church.

Sunday Events occur : Berrien Springs High School Track.

 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Buchanan SDA Church Barn Conference

Buchanan SDA Church
Invites You! Join us at our second annual Barn Conference on September 12-13, 2014, as we relive the Pioneer experience and recall “the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.” You are encouraged to wear period dress if you have some.
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Why A Barn Conference?
After the Great Disappointment most Adventists either left religion or returned to their former denominations. Those who continued to believe in the soon coming of Jesus were scattered. They had different beliefs and opinions about what the Bible taught, were questioning the prophecies and the advent movement, and were discouraged. Of those who believed the 2300 day prophecy was fulfilled in October of 1844 there seemed to be three main leaders and centers of influence.
1. Hiram Edson was in Upstate New York and believed that the Judgment began in heaven known as the Day of Atonement.
2. There was Joseph Bates in Connecticut who had accepted and was teaching the seventh day Sabbath.
3. James and Ellen White were in Maine. Ellen had received the prophetic gift and under the Lord’s direction James and Ellen were affirming the Sabbath and Sanctuary messages in early 1848. In 1848 several conferences were called with the purpose of discovering from the Bible the true teachings. The first conference was held in an unfinished attic and the following two conferences were held in barns, the only available meeting places that would accommodate the 30-60 people in attendance. Here the leading brethren with those present prayed and studied working out the teaching of the Bible which formed the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Therefore, this barn conference is a reminder of the history, roots, and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
(Additional reading on the Sabbath Conferences: Ellen G White: The Early Years by Arthur L. White; vol. 1, pgs. 139-151)
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Reservations Required: Seating is limited, so call early (first come, first serve basis). Call 269-471-7328 by September 1 to reserve your place! If you are unable to attend, please call to cancel reservation ASAP. Barn pass tickets required to enter Fuller’s Resort will be forwarded to you – No admission without your pass ticket. Directions to Fuller’s Resort can be found online at FullersResort.com under Contact Us.
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Speaker: Richard Davidson
Richard Davidson was the first speaker as the local church in Volney, New York, revived the historic Barn Conference in 2010. Richard M. Davidson is J.N. Andrews Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He has been with the Andrews faculty since 1979. Davidson attended Loma Linda University, graduating in 1968 with a bachelor of arts degree in theology. Two years later he earned his master of divinity degree from the SDA Theological Seminary at AU. He also received his doctorate in Biblical Studies at Andrews in 1981. Before coming to Andrews Davidson pastored in Arizona and was ordained as a minister in 1974. He is married to Jo Ann who also teaches at the Theological Seminary. They have two children, Rahel and Jonathan.

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Barn Conference Focus: First Angel’s Message on Judgment/Atonement

Program Details:
Friday Evening. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 p.m.
Investigating the Investigative Judgment
Sabbath School.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.
The Sanctuary Message in the Book of Hebrews
(Children’s Sabbath school available for ages 3- 12 located in log cabin next to barn)
Church Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.
The Good News of Yom Kippur
Sabbath Lunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haystacks and Dessert provided
Sabbath Afternoon Program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:30 p.m.
The Sanctuary Message: What Difference Does It Make?

PIoneer Memorial Church Service Aug. 23

Pioneer Memorial Church
on the campus of Andrews University
8655 University Blvd.
Berrien Springs, MI

Sabbath Speaker: Dwight K. Nelson
Sermon: “With All Your Heart, Soul and Mind: Dead Rabbits Aren’t Worth Dying For”

Church Service:  9 am & 11:45 am
Sabbath School: 10:30 am

Eau Claire Church Service Aug. 23

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

Sabbath Speaker: Brandon Lubbert
Sermon Title:  "Trust - Acknowledge - Rejoice - It's What Stewardship is All About"

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

Friday, August 15, 2014

Scrapbooking Together

Scrapbookers and cardmakers bring your projects to the PMC Commons on Sunday, August 24, from 11-6 p.m.  Enjoy prizes and snacks while you are working on your projects. Hope to see you there. 

Niles SDA Church Service Aug. 16

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI
www.nileswestside.org

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

August 16: Ken Stout, Speaker

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Week in Pictures

Village SDA Church Service Aug. 16

First worship - 8:30 am
Second Worship 11:20 am
Preacher - Pastor Ron Kelly
Sermon Title - "Points of Reference"

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

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