Short Courses--Block 2.3

   Co-Curricular Education
   Tue, November 12, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Various Locations

Faith Behind Iron:  The Music of Resistance

Host: Honors Program
Location: Hamel Hall, Choir Practice Room
Presenters: Various

Description: This short course will explore choral and orchestral religious music written in response to oppressive political regimes, predominantly in post-war Communist Eastern Europe but also in contemporary sites of political oppression—North Korea, Cuba, etc. Students will have an opportunity to learn about Christian faith practiced and preserved despite the obstacles created by repressive governments. This short course will involve active learning through choir singing and musical ensemble playing. Students who love to sing and/or play a musical instrument are most welcome to join.

Oct. 29—Session 1

Nov. 05—Session 2

Nov. 12—Session 3

Nov. 19—Session 4

Nov. 26—Session 5

Exploring Creation’s Designs

Presenters: Ryan T. Hayes
Location: Halenz Hall 107
Host: Department of Chemistry
Description: Ryan T. Hayes, professor of chemistry, will provide an inspirational and educational program to help you discover the chemical design of our planet. Using interactive chemistry demonstrations and stimulating presentations, you will see God’s hand at work in the everyday workings that power and provide for life.

Oct. 29—“The Wind’s Weight—Introduction to Chemical Design”

Nov. 05—“Water’s Amazing Properties—12 Life-Giving Properties of Water”

Nov. 12—“Power in the Breath—Chemistry of Oxygen in the Air”

Nov. 19—“The Invisible Blanket—Chemistry of Carbon Dioxide”

Nov. 26—“Light of the World—Enlighten by Electromagnetic Radiation”

Made to Thrive

Host: University Wellness
Location: Andreasen Center for Wellness, “Beijing” Classroom
Lead Presenter: Dominique Gummelt
Coaches: Gretchen Krivak & Abby Vaughn
Description: “Made to Thrive” is a short course with the objective to empower and inspire university students to live their life to the fullest potential while at college. Key wellbeing topics will be covered to provide evidence-based knowledge and practical tools to transform one day at a time for a better quality of life and improved academic performance.
Please Note
: Each student enrolling in this special short course will be asked to commit to the entirety of the course (Blocks 1 and 2), which will in turn provide: (1) full access to the online resources for this course and (2) a certificate of completion that can be added to the student’s professional portfolio.

Questions? Please contact

Oct. 29—“Lesson 5: Feelings Follow Your Focus”

Nov. 05—“Lesson 6: Food Feeds Your Mood”      

Nov. 12—“Lesson 7: Rest to Feel Your Best”

Nov. 19—“Lesson 8: Stress Less”

Nov. 26—“Lesson 9: Giving is Living & Lesson 10: Flourish”

Religion Forum

Host: Department of Religion & Biblical Languages
Location: Buller Hall, Newbold Auditorium
Description: Join us for a variety of presentations focused on the intersection between Adventist faith and the contemporary world.

Oct. 29—“Andrews Ministerial Association Program”
Presenters: AMA Members

Nov. 05—“Panel Discussion: Social Media Use”
Presenters: Various

Nov. 12—“Veterans Day Celebration”
Presenters:  Various

Nov. 19—NO FORUM

Nov. 26—NO FORUM

CTC Presents

Host: Counseling & Testing Center
Location: Buller Hall, Room 207

Oct. 29—“Domestic Violence Awareness: Signs of a Healthy and Unhealthy Relationship”
Presenter: Diana Mitchell

Nov. 05—“Understanding and Dealing with Addictions and Addictive Behaviors”
Presenters: Brad Hinman & Jose Gonzalez

Nov. 12—"Mental and Emotional Health: The Role of Your School Psychologist”
Presenters: Rene & Shanter Alexander
Nov. 19—“Suicide Awareness: What to Do if You or a Loved One is Having Suicidal Ideation or if a Loved One Has Completed Suicide”
Presenter: CTC Staff
Nov. 26—“How to Tell if You’re Depressed and What to do if You Are”
Presenter: CTC Staff

International Conversation Partners

Host: Center for Intensive English Programs
Contact Person: Asta LaBianca; email:
Location: Nethery Hall, Room 200
Description: As an International Conversation Partner, you will meet with Andrews University international students to help them practice their English skills in an informal setting. Enjoying casual, interesting and enjoyable conversations with you allows students who are studying in the Center for Intensive English Programs (CIEP) to gain English listening and speaking fluency. This also gives you a chance to meet students from around the world, to learn more about their cultures, and to share life perspectives with each other. No special language teaching training or knowledge is required, just a desire to make a difference. Feel free to bring your lunch if you wish.

Oct. 29—Conversation Session 1

Nov. 05—Conversation Session 2

Nov. 12—Conversation Session 3

Nov. 19—Conversation Session 4

Nov. 26—Conversation Session 5

1619: A Celebration of Four Hundred Years of African Culture, History, and Life in America

Presenters: History and Political Science Faculty
Location: Buller Hall, Room 135
Host: Department of History & Political Science
Description: In August 1619, a ship landed in British Virginia with about 20 Africans. Traded for food, these 20 people are the first Africans brought to the American colonies. Drawing on the rich and diverse African experience and life, we seek to celebrate African culture, history, and life in regards to the African Diaspora.

Oct. 29—“African Diaspora—An Introduction”

Nov. 05— “African Diaspora—Religion in America”

Nov. 12—“African Diaspora—Music in America”

Nov. 19—“African Diaspora—Rights and Law in America”

Nov. 26—“African Diaspora—Voices in America, Panel”

Adulting 2.0

Presenters: ULead Faculty
Location: Student Life and Leadership Lab, Campus Center
Host: Undergraduate Leadership Program

Oct. 29—“Interview Questioning: How It’s Done”

Nov. 05—“Jobs and How to Find Them”

Nov. 12—“Supporting Yourself and Others”

Nov. 19—“Winter: How to Prepare Yourself and Your Car”

Nov. 26—“Taxes, Student Loans, and Other Financial Things We All Have Questions About”

Social Justice Unlimited

Location: Nethery Hall, Room 024
Host: School of Social Work
Description: Join us for a variety of presentations focused on social justice issues related to personal growth. Refreshments will be served.

Oct. 29—“No Justice, No Peace: LGBTQ+ Challenges in a Dangerous World”
Presenter: Curt VanderWaal
Description: Learn about the legal and social challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in areas such as employment, housing, military service, healthcare and access to resources.
Nov. 05—“Desperately Searching: The World’s Crisis with Displaced Peoples”
Presenter: Ingrid Slikkers
Description: Did you know that one person is forcibly displaced every two seconds as a result of conflict or persecution in the world? The numbers of displaced peoples is the highest in history and more than half of the total are children. Come find out more about this crisis and ways you might be able to help.

Nov. 12—“# I’m Not Your Inspiration: Conversation on Ableism and Disability”
Presenter: Shannon Trecartin
Description: Come learn from the experiences of people with disabilities from their perspective and leave with a mindset to create change.

Nov. 19—“The Art of Coping in Difficult Times”
Presenter: Desiree Davis
Description: Learn how to successfully cope in difficult times.

Nov. 26—“Modern Sex: Overexposed and Underrated”
Presenter: Twyla Smith
Description: Learn about modern sex and how to navigate cultural norms, expectations, and experiences associated with sexual expression. Participants will also be challenged to consider ways to connect in a disconnected world instead of hooking up.

   Steve Yeagley