\n On the 9th of October is the celebrated Independence Day. They received independence from the United Kingdom in 1962 and also becam e a republic that same year.


\n Uganda\, officially the Republic o f Uganda\, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered on the e ast by Kenya\, on the north by South Sudan\, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo\, on the southwest by Rwanda\, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria\, shared with Kenya and Tanzania\, situating the country in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin\ , and has a varied but generally equatorial climate. Uganda'\;s populat ion has grown from 4.8 million people in 1950 to 33.5 million in 2010.


\n Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom\, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala . The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1\,700 to 2\,300 years ago\, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of th e country.


\n Beginning in the late 1800s\, the area was ruled as a colony by the British\, who established administrative law across the te rritory. Uganda gained independence from Britain on 9 October 1962. The pe riod since then has been marked by intermittent conflicts\, most recently a lengthy civil war against the Lord'\;s Resistance Army\, which has ca used tens of thousands of casualties and displaced more than a million peo ple.
\n The official language is English. Luganda\, a central languag e\, is widely spoken across the country\, and multiple other languages are also spoken including Swahili. The current President of Uganda is Yoweri Kaguta Museveni\, who came to power in a coup in 1986.

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\n A masterclass with Christopher O'Riley will be held for A ndrews University students.

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\n Mark Your Calendar for this year's annual employee Christ mas celebration on Thursday\, December 3.  \;A buffet will begin at 5: 30 pm in the Great Lakes Room of the Campus Center.


\n More inform ation will be forthcoming!

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\n Come out and learn as we dive deeper into prophecy with R oy Gane\, professor of Hebrew Bib le &\; ancient near eastern languages at the Seminary\, \;as we \;pull out \;vital \;practical implications!

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\n Welcome the Sabbath with the Andrews University family

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\n The 10th of October is the celebrated National Day (Doubl e Ten Day\, outbreak of the Wuchang Uprising that led to abolition of the monarchy in China and founding of the Republic of China in 1911).


\n Taiwan\, officially the Republic of China\, is a state in East Asia. Or iginally based in mainland China\, the Republic of China now governs the i sland of Taiwan\, which makes up over 99% of its territory\, as well as Pe nghu\, Kinmen\, Matsu\, and other minor islands. Neighboring states includ e the People'\;s Republic of China to the west\, Japan to the east and northeast\, and the Philippines to the south. Taipei is the seat of the ce ntral government. New Taipei\, encompassing the metropolitan area surround ing Taipei proper\, is the most populous city. aiwan'\;s population was estimated in December 2013 at 23\,373\,517\, most of whom are on the isla nd of Taiwan. Mandarin is the official national language and is spoken by the vast majority of the population of Taiwan. It has been the primary lan guage of instruction in schools since the Japanese rule ended. As in Hong Kong and Macau\, Traditional Chinese is used as the writing system in Taiw an.


\n The island of Taiwan (formerly known as "\;Formosa" \;) was mainly inhabited by Taiwanese aborigines until the Dutch and Spani sh settlement during the Age of Discovery in the 17th century\, when ethni c Chinese began immigrating to the island. In 1662\, the pro-Ming loyalist Koxinga expelled the Dutch and established the first Han Chinese polity t o rule on the island\, the Kingdom of Tungning. The Qing Dynasty of China later conquered Taiwan in 1683. By the time Taiwan was ceded to Japan in 1 895\, the majority of Taiwan'\;s inhabitants were Han Chinese either by ancestry or by assimilation. The Republic of China (ROC) was established in China in 1912. At the end of World War II in 1945\, Japan surrendered T aiwan to ROC military forces on behalf of the Allies. Following the Chines e civil war\, the Communist Party of China took full control of mainland C hina and founded the People'\;s Republic of China (PRC) in 1949. The RO C relocated its government to Taiwan\, and its jurisdiction became limited to Taiwan and its surrounding islands. In 1971\, the PRC assumed China 9\;s seat at the United Nations\, which the ROC originally occupied. Inter national recognition of the ROC has gradually eroded as most countries swi tched recognition to the PRC. Only 21 \;UN member states and the Holy See currently maintain formal diplomatic relations with the ROC\, though i t has informal ties with most other states via its representative offices.

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\n Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews Universi ty invites you to join Pastor Taurus Montgomery at its 9 am service.

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\n Join Pioneer Memorial Church for a wide variet y of Bible Study options for all ages.

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\n Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews Universi ty invites you to join Pastor Taurus Montgomery as he presents the sermon at the 11:45 am service.

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\n Second Sunday Concert featuring the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra with guest artist Christopher O'Rei ly.




\n Acclaimed pianist Christopher O&rsquo\;Riley is known for his NPR radio show &ldquo\;From the Top&rdquo \; and his performances with virtually all of the major American orchestra s. In this Second Sunday concert\, O&rsquo\;Riley performs with the Southw est Michigan Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Robin Fountain. O&r squo\;Riley performs the elegant Piano Concerto No. 22 by Mozart. The conc ert will also include the same composer&rsquo\;s overture to The Marriage of Figaro and conclude with one of the late 19th century&rsquo\;s most joy ful symphonic works: Dvo&rcaron\;á\;k&rsquo\;s Symphony No. 8 in G M ajor.


\n By the time he completed the incred ibly elegant Piano Concerto No. 22\, performed for the SMSO by piano power house Christopher O&rsquo\;Riley\, Mozart had already set to work on his o pera Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). Listen carefully as the Concerto recalls characters and melodies from the opera. The concert concl udes with one of the late 19th century&rsquo\;s most joyful symphonic work s: Dvo&rcaron\;á\;k&rsquo\;s sunny and energetic Symphony No. 8 in G Major.


\n Program
\n Mozart\, Overture to The Marriage of Fi garo\, K. 492
\n Mozart\, Piano Concerto No. 22 in E -flat Major\, K. 482
\n Dvo&rcaron\;á\;k\, Sym phony No. 8 in G Major\, Op. 88\, B. 163

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