Past News Stories

September 2013: New Biology faculty

This past summer the Department of Biology welcomed two more new professors, making the total number of new professors 6. Denise Smith, Peter Lyons, & Pam Coburn-Litvak joined our faculty in 2012. In January 2013, Kanya Long became a faculty member. This past summer we welcomed Benjamin Navia and Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske. Total changes since July 2012:  4 professors retired, 1 moved to Camp AuSable & now serves us as an adjunct professor, and our Administrative Assistant retired. With 6 new professors on board - our total faculty is now 11. There are thrilling new dynamics and new courses to look forward to in our future.

March 2009: Biology faculty honored

Dr. Bill Chobotar and Dr. Tom Goodwin were honored Monday, March 2, 2009, during the Faculty and Staff Service Awards presentation held at the Howard Performing Arts Center. Chobotar was honored for 40 years of selfless service to Andrews University and Goodwin received the Daniel A. Augsburger Award for Excellence in Teaching.

March 2006: Florida Spring Break Tour

During the 2006 Spring Break (March 16-27), Dr. Atkins and Dr. Goodwin (group leaders) along with 16 participants went on a study tour to the Everglades and the Florida Keys.  Topics focused on the endangered mammal and bird life as it relates to the various terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Highlights included: snorkeling at two sites in the Keys, a two day canoe trip in 10,000 islands, endangered mammals and reptiles, some of the best birding around, and lots of camping.

This tour is a regular happening during Spring Break of even years. During the tour, students are busy studying and reporting on various ecological or natural history projects. These projects are written up as web pages which are added each year to an informational website on the Florida Everglades maintained by the Biology Department. This website has become well known as a valuable resource on the natural history of the Florida Everglades.