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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Andrews Alum Wins Architecture Award

Andrews Alum Caleb Johnson (MArch, 2003) won Fine Homebuilding's 2015 "Best New Home" award. You can read more about it and see pictures of the Maine home here

Monday, May 18, 2015

Goshen College Profiles Seventh-day Adventism

After Christianity Today announced that Seventh-day Adventism is the fifth largest Christian denomination in the world, Goshen News profiles the SDA church and - by extension - Andrews University. You can read the full story here

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Fresh food to your doorstep

The Berrien County Department of Community Health has announced it will be partnering with the Andrews Student Gardens again to bring fresh food to the community - this time to people's houses! Read the full story here

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Having the race talk

The first meeting of the Summit on Social Consciousness featured a panel of students, moderated by Michael Polite, associate campus chaplain. Debra Haight of the Herald-Palladium covered the event. Read more.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

What that talk sounds like

The Herald-Palladium highlights the upcoming conversation about race and justice to take place during the 2015 Summit for Social Consciousness, sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies & Research.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Andrews Food Fair Helps Student Groups, Too

The 2015 International Food Fair was featured in the South Bend Tribune on Monday, March 30. Check out the coverage here.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Gymnics Travel the World

The Andrews University Gymnics recently performed at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis during halftime of the Indiana Pacers' game on March 12.

It is hardly the only time the Gymnics, a noncompetitive gymnastics team at the Berrien Springs' college, has been on a big stage.

<<< Read the full story in the Herald-Palladium >>>

Friday, March 13, 2015

Day for the Pi

Pi lovers at Andrews University celebrated National Pi Day on Thursday by eating pie. And lots of it.
Karen Johnson-McWilliams of the university's math department said the school provided 25 pies and 64 cheesecake squares, which quickly disappeared.

She said she cut the 8-inch pies into eight pieces and the bigger pies into 16 pieces, which gave her 320 pieces when you add in the 64 cheesecake pieces.

So, how many eight-inch pies did she have?

You do the math.

For most of America, Pi Day is Saturday, when the calendar and clock will combine for two moments to read: 3-14-15, 9:26:53 - or pi to its 10th digit. Andrews celebrated Thursday before classes ended for spring break.

<<< Read the full story in the Herald-Palladium >>>

Israeli Doctors Share What They've Learned Treating Their Enemies

This month marks the fourth anniversary of the start of the Syrian Civil War. In an effort to shed light on the conflict, Andrews University in Berrien Springs invited two people with first-hand experience with the war to talk about their experiences. Two doctors, who work to save the lives of people considered their enemy.

"Whether they're enemies or not....they're people," Ohad Ronen, Senior Surgeon, at Galilee Medical Center, said.

Watch Fox affiliate WSJV in South Bend, Indiana, report on the presentation.

Israeli Doctors Treating Syrians Present at Andrews

Two Israeli doctors spoke at Andrews University Thursday about their experience treating hundreds of wounded Syrians in a war zone hospital.

Watch the report from NBC affiliate WNDU in South Bend, Indiana, here.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Jesus of New York?

During his 43-year tenure, retired Andrews University professor Greg Constantine taught the popular class, "The Life of Christ in Great Art."

Using works by a range of artists, including Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn and Italian master Michelangelo Buonarroti, Constantine showed how art was used to portray various incidents described in the bible about the life of Jesus Christ.

"Many, many, many artists have done something on the life of Christ," Constantine says. "Of course before the Renaissance and even during the Renaissance the church was pretty much the only patron for artists. They thrived on that."

During the more than 20 years he spent teaching the course, Constantine noticed that both he and his students seemed to relate to some of the same works. That's when he noticed the common denominator.

<<< Read the full story in the Herald-Palladium >>>

Friday, March 6, 2015

Professor & Curator to Speak at Southern

Southern Adventist University will host Constance E. C. Gane, archaeology professor and museum curator at Andrews University, on Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in Lynn Wood Hall Chapel. Gane’s presentation, “Nineveh’s Halzi Gate and the Fall of an Empire,” focuses on of the 5 archaeologist-explored gates of Nineveh, the legendary city in the biblical story of Jonah. The event is free and open to the public.

<<< Read the fulll story in the Chattanoogan >>>


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Play Celebrates Legendary Filipino's Influence

The role of Philippine national hero and liberator Jose Rizal initially seemed like an intimidating assignment for Kyle Lucrida - who hadn't acted since middle school.

However, once the Andrews University senior dug more deeply into the subject, he gained all the necessary confidence.

"At first, I wasn't sure - I didn't know if I could take on the role," Lucrida said. "Going in, I knew his name, and that was the extent of my knowledge. But as I looked into him, and all that he did for the Philippines, it definitely inspired me to portray it better."

Lucrida, a biological pre-medicine student, performed the lead role in "Our Story: Jose Rizal" - an original play written and directed by Andrews University engineering senior James Magbanua.

<<< Read the full story in the Herald-Palladium >>>

Monday, March 2, 2015

Rare Exhibit from Jordan at Andrews

Area residents have the opportunity to see artifacts rarely seen outside the nation of Jordan in a new exhibit at the Siegfried H. Horn Archaeological Museum at Andrews University.

“Figurines of Tall Jalul” opened in mid-January and will be at the museum until April 30, Horn Museum curator Constance Gane said. Individuals and school groups interested in viewing the new exhibit can contact the museum to arrange tours. The Horn’s public hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The museum is located next to the Apple Valley Market on Old U.S. 31.

<<< Read the full story in the South Bend Tribune >>>

Biochemistry Grad on Alzheimers Research

A new British study highlighting the fact that memory-destroying Alzheimer's has become the leading cause of death in women in the UK, should ring alarm bells in the US, says a leading brain-health specialist.

...Dr. Daniel Thomas, founder of, said, "There is every reason to believe that what has been seen in the British study may soon be seen here in the states. Alzheimer's is not only the most-feared disease, but is also the fastest-growing disease in America. This is an unprecedented health-care crisis that could cost this country $1 trillion a year. The scope of the looming medical-care disaster is beyond comparison. If this disease is not contained, it may bankrupt the US healthcare system!"

...Dr. Thomas is a brain-health specialist and founder of He is a leader in the promising field of neurogenesis. Dr. Thomas earned his medical degree from Des Moines University, a Master's degree Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Andrews University.

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Film Program Brings Social Consciousness

In this digital era, films are not only a main source of entertainment, but also one of the most effective ways of communicating ideas. Documentaries in particular are a form of visual storytelling that can address important social issues through the lens of nonfiction narrative.

...Documentaries have become the voice for Adventist filmmakers like Paul Kim, who wishes to use his creative force towards social causes relevant today. Paul Kim is an associate professor of documentary film at Andrew’s University. As a professor, his stated mission is to help the Adventist community engage and create culture.

<<< Read the full story in Spectrum Magazine >>>

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Professor Judges Music Competition

Thirty of the most promising college and high school vocal music performance students from the Midwest will compete at the annual Kalamazoo Bach Festival Young Vocalists Competition on Saturday, March 14, in Kalamazoo College's Recital Hall in the Light Fine Arts Building. The competition, which is a free event open to the public, begins at 9:30 a.m. The purpose of the Young Vocalists Competition is to encourage the study and performance of vocal music.

...Judges for the competition are Maura Janton Cock, Lecturer in Music at Valparaiso University, and Stephen Zork, Associate Professor of Music at Andrews University. They will choose first, second and third place winners as well as honorable mentions in both divisions.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Dynamic Duo

Rich and Brandon Ridenour have the kind of on stage rapport you might suspect from a father-son musical duo.

Which is why it doesn't take long for them to deflect a serious question about playing together with a few tongue-in-cheek jabs and self-deprecating humor.

"We put up with each other just fine," Brandon Ridenour says by telephone from Grand Rapids. "He does everything I tell him to do."

<<< Read the full story in the Herald-Palladium >>>

Andrews on WSJM re: "Selma"

Two free screenings of the Oscar nominated film, Selma will be held on Sunday at Andrews University in Berrien Springs. Andrews Associate Dean for Student Life and Diversity Debbie Weithers (withers) says that the film, which tells the story of Doctor Martin Luther King's march from Selma to Montgomery during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, could help some of the young students at the university get a better understanding of the struggle for racial equality in the US in light of recent events.

To listen to the interview, click here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Enactus Donates $2,000 to Ruth Murdoch Elementary

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Clear As Black

Photographer Adriana Monsalve [graduate of Andrews University] tries to dispel the misconceptions about persons with albinism in her beautiful series, “Clear As Black.” As a woman who has fair skin but who is Hispanic and black, Monsalve was initially hesitate to approach the series, which forced her to confront her own story of being classified based on looks. “By looking at me you will not know what I am. I am white, but I am black. Slowly the personal side of this story kept gnawing at me more and more, and before I knew it this project was totally about me. Through this series, I discovered who I am genetically,” she says.

<<< Read the full story in the Washington Post >>>

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Karen Knotts: One-Woman Show at Andrews

For years, the question lingered in Karen Knotts' ear like a bad ring tone.

"So many people, all of my life, have asked me what's it like growing up with Don Knotts as your dad," she says by telephone from her home in Los Angeles. "The fascination people have with my father was just never-ending. I finally said, almost jokingly, well, why don't I just do a show to answer all of those questions."

When her father, the legendary comedic actor best known for his role as Barney Fife on the "The Andy Griffith Show," suddenly died in 2006, it was Karen Knotts who began asking questions....

...Knotts, 60, now reveals those stories in her one-woman show, "Tied Up in Knotts," which she performs Sunday at Andrews University's Howard Performing Arts Center. In the production, Knotts steps into the roles of the famous people who came in and out of her father's life, and also serves as the show's narrator. Photographs and some rarely seen video clips augment the story, which ultimately is a father-daughter tale of his influence and their close bond on and off stage.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Driving Force Behind Andrews Study Bible Dies

Erno Gyeresi, a Romanian pastor-turned-business executive who became a key force behind the popular Andrews Study Bible, has died after a long struggle with cancer. He was 54.

Gyeresi died peacefully on Sabbath afternoon, Jan. 31, at his home in Niles, Michigan, with his family by his side, his family said.

Gyeresi spent the first 13 years of his career working as a pastor and church administrator in Romania, and the last 13 years of his life working at Andrews University Press, where he served as managing editor of the Andrews Study Bible, first released in the New King James Version in 2010.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

The Music Moves Him

David Phelps believes in the power of song.

The Christian musician, best known as tenor in the Gaither Vocal Band and for his three-octave vocal range, says whether he's singing as part of Bill Gaither's legendary gospel group or as a solo artist, his goal is always the same.

"Music really is a vehicle for emotion," Phelps says by telephone from his farm in Culleoka, Tenn., just outside of Nashville. "If a song can move me in some way then in turn I can figure out how to interpret that so I can then go out on a nightly basis and look people in the face and hopefully sing it in a way that's moving to them. To me that's what it's all about."

Tonight, Phelps will be trying to move the audience at Andrews University's Howard Performing Arts Center in a solo tour stop touting the songs off his latest album, 2012's "Classic," as well as a few new tunes from his forthcoming record, "Freedom," which is due out in April.

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Architecture Alum Wins Award

Hibler Design Studio of Berrien Springs, Michigan has been awarded “Best of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Hibler Design Studio was founded in 2005 and has grown to a tightly knit team of seven talented professionals.

Jesse Hibler, owner of Hibler Design Studio, is a graduate of Andrews University.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Horn Museum Exhibits Rarely Seen Artifacts

The Siegfried H. Horn Archaeological Museum at Andrews University will exhibit ancient artifacts rarely seen outside of the nation of Jordan, including many collected by Andrews students.

"Figurines of Tall Jalul" opens today and will be at the museum until late April, Horn Museum Curator Constance Gane said.

Many of the artifacts were collected by Andrews students working alongside Jordanian students during summer archaeological digs in the last few years.

The year-long loan has given museum staff the chance to photograph, draw, measure and analyze the pieces before putting them on exhibit.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Acapella Group is Pitch Perfect

NOTE: The following is an excerpt (link to full story follows) from an interview with The Filharmonic done by the Herald Palladium. The Filharmonic will perform at the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews Univeristy on Sunday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. Visit for tickets.

Joe Caigoy had already transferred to Michigan State University when he got the call.

Vocal bass Jules Cruz and beat boxer Niko Del Rey, who Caigoy had previously performed with, were putting together an all-Filipino-American a capella group to audition for the fourth season of NBC's musical competition, "The Sing-Off."

"They asked me if I wanted to be a part of it so I flew home to Los Angeles," Caigoy says by telephone from Lansing.

In addition to Caigoy, Cruz and Del Rey also recruited vocalists VJ Rosales, Trace Gaynor and Barry Fortgang to form the group now known as The Filharmonic.

"Jules knew Barry from middle school and they grabbed the other two guys from other singing competitions," Caigoy says. "The day I flew in was the day we all met, and it was the day we filmed our audition tape."

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Andrews Seeks Mark in Biotech

Andrews University is launching a biotechnology program to help students make a mark in the growing research and health field, the university announced.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Five Questions With... Rich Aguilera

Rich Aguilera was a successful architect when he decided to make a change.

The Andrews University graduate, who now lives in Niles, realized that working in the architecture industry was just a career, while his real passion was serving as youth director at church and with children's ministries. So in 2008, he closed his architecture practice and opened One Mustard Seed, a ministry that finds fun, creative ways to explore nature and the biblical creation story.

Aguilera, "The Mud Guy" from Guide Magazine and 3ABN's "Kids' Time," travels the world looking for evidence of creation and sharing his discoveries with kids and adults in his columns, books and speaking engagements. His latest interactive presentation, called "HIS Creation," takes place Saturday as part of Andrews University's Howard Center Presents Series at the Howard Performing Arts Center.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Serving the World's Cities: An Andrews University Response

Cities have been interwoven in human experience from the beginning of time. Some will argue that humans prefer the gentle pastoral beauty and pace of life familiar to uncrowded rural settings, but the reality tells us otherwise. For whatever reason, we gather in cities. Today’s cities are larger, more creative, diverse and global than ever. In the mid-19th century less than 10 percent of the world’s population lived in a metropolis of 100,000 or more. By 1900 the urban population in the world had increased to 14 percent. Today, 60 percent of the human population is in the city, and in developed nations like Canada and America it is an astounding 75 percent. And the pace of migration to urban life is quickening. Today’s cities are the center of power, culture, economy and spirituality.

Christians bring their influence into the life of the city as they live there, work there, play there and socialize there. Most young adults leaving our colleges and universities establish careers in one of our world’s urban centers. They need support as they bring the presence of Christ into those cultures.

Recognizing this challenge, the Andrews University Doctor of Ministry program offers an Urban Ministry Concentration. The next cohort in this concentration will begin in March 2015 in Chicago. Skip Bell, professor of Christian leadership, leads the concentration.

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Four Alumni Build Company

Founded by four alumni of Andrews University, Galileo’s mission is to create UAV systems that enhance human life and help solve critical health, logistics, security, and entertainment challenges.

The team realized that both professionals and consumers desire to interact with drones but are commonly faced with complexities that limit their use of the technology. Galileo is pushing to change this reality with their motto: “Personality to make it yours. Apps to make it powerful. Hardware to make it happen.”

Galileo will launch the first of its two models, the Alpha, through crowdfunding in 2015. The Alpha will be designed for personal use with a simplicity tailored for the mass market.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Professor Speaks on Cuba-U.S. Relations

The Obama administration's announcement this week that it will be normalizing relations with Cuba came as a surprise to many, including Andrews University Professor of History or Political Science Doctor Gary Wood.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Professor's Book Used in Romanian Ministry

Aventist students in Romania have decided to share a book of drawings with their classmates that place Jesus in New York in hope that the unusual illustrations will prompt people to reach for the Bible for answers.

The Romanian chapter of AMiCUS, an organization that strives to share Jesus with non-Adventist students, chose the book, Jesus of New York: Premonitions of New York Teenager, as its main missionary tool for 2015, and demand has already exceeded the initial print run of 2,500 copies by the Adventist-operated Romanian Publishing House.

The 43 drawings by retired Andrews University professor Greg Constantine are replete with allusions to characters, situations, actions, dialogues, and objects from the gospel stories that the students hope will encourage readers to double-check their literacy of the Bible.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

March for Justice at Andrews University

More than 200 students at Andrews University took part in the March for Justice.

“I felt like not being involved was also saying I didn’t care,” said Jevon McAllister, a student at the school. “So I felt like now was the time to get involved and for my voice to be heard.”

For students, this was a chance to lend their voice to a larger movement.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Family on the Mend After Plane Crash

A plane crash on Friday in Berrien Springs is still affecting the aviation community at Andrews University.

Bryce Fisher, the man that made the miraculous landing just two miles from the school's airport, obtained his pilot's license from their aviation department.

He is also an airplane mechanic and has an aviation maintenance license from Andrews University too.

His family was heading from Richmond, Indiana to Berrien Springs for a family function when Bryce believes the engine failed.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Great Leaps Forward

Although she was born in 1965, Rachel Williams-Smith's story could have been set in the 1800s.

Wearing long dresses and broad-brimmed bonnets, she grew up without modern conveniences like electricity, telephone, radio, television or indoor plumbing. She, along with her two older brothers, was shaped by the extreme religious views of her iron-willed, Vietnam veteran father and practical-minded mother.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cardinals win vs. Holy Cross College

The Holy Cross men's basketball team hosted Andrews University Saturday night in their 2014-15 home opener. The Saints fell to the Cardinals, 59-57. The loss drop the Saints to a 2-3 record for the season.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Grace Place: Caring for the Community

The Grace Place may be fairly new to the community, but members have already made their presence known with their programs on health, marriage and finances and their regular outreach to South Bend neighborhoods.

The church held its first service in February 2013 in the home they found at the Community Congregational Church, 19671 Cleveland Road in South Bend. The two churches collaborate on joint services and programs at various times during the year. The Grace Place is affiliated with the First Seventh-day Adventist Church in South Bend.

Hyveth Williams, an Andrews University professor, founded the church with the express goal of reaching out to the community. Church members have adopted as their own the neighborhood bordered by Portage Road, Cushing Street and Lincoln Way, going out every two weeks to give away free food and other items, to invite people to come to church and to tell them about the special seminars and programs the church offers.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mobile Farm Market Puts End to Food Deserts

A mobile farm market is making a difference in Michigan one vegetable at a time. Andrews University said due to its success this summer they are going to expand next year.

According to the USDA, there are four large food deserts in Berrien County. They include a part of Benton Harbor, Niles, Buchanan, and Berrien Springs. Every Monday the market would stop at the Ferry Street Resource Center so residents could buy nutritious food.

One woman said she loved the recipes the dietitian would provide.

Pauline Washington said, "They picked it that morning and they brought it, they were selling it, plus showing us how to cook it!... the grocery store is not close to where I live! nothing is close to where I live!”

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mobile Farm Market Proves Success

Be Healthy Berrien's mobile farm market, operated with Andrews University, had a fruitful first season and will continue to grow, the Berrien County Board of Health heard Wednesday.

Nicki Britten, director of community health planning, reported that 60 percent of survey respondents said they were eating more vegetables as a result of shopping at the mobile market.

The project was launched last summer to sell produce grown at Andrews' student gardens and orchards. The mobile market made stops in low-income neighborhoods in Benton Harbor, Benton Township, Buchanan, Niles and Berrien Springs, where residents have limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

The health department and Andrews "consider this a very successful pilot year of this program," Britten said.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Horn Museum to Host Rare Exhibit

At a time when many archaeological museums at religious-affiliated schools in the United States are struggling to add to their displays, the Siegfried Horn Museum at Andrews University (AU) will soon host an exhibit of 48 ancient artifacts, reports the New York Times.

“In recent decades, countries that house remains of the ancient world have become determined to keep archaeological finds within their borders,” explains the New York Times article. Furthermore, small museums often lack “the financial resources to buy works or borrow actively from other collections.” Because of these constraints, Dr. Constance Gane, curator of the Horn Museum and assistant professor of archaeology and Old Testament at AU, told Adventist Today that the museum is thrilled to exhibit the ceramic figurine fragments.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Farm to School Success

Berrien County Juvenile Center food service manager Charity Hackett first took an interest in serving more fresh fruits and vegetables to residents, utilizing a garden at the Center. Since then, the Center has obtained food preservation equipment, developed resident food handling skills training and purchased CSA shares aided by the Michigan Farm to School Grant program. The Berrien County Juvenile Center was one of 21 MI Farm to School Grant recipients in 2014.

In the first year of the farm-to-school initiative, Hackett found difficulty in obtaining small quantities of a variety of produce from many different commercial farm vendors. Working with Michigan State University Extension and the MSU Product Center, the nearby Andrews University’s CSA and market garden program was identified as a reliable source of fresh fruits and vegetables. Bulk apples are purchased from a separate grower.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Horn Museum in New York Times

In a few months, the Siegfried Horn Museum at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich., will exhibit 48 ancient fragments of possibly religious ceramic figures depicting humans and horses. Dating from the 8th to the 6th century B.C., they were excavated over more than a decade ending in 2012 at Tall Jalul in Jordan.

While small, the exhibition, part of a one-year loan agreement with Jordan, will be something of a rarity.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

"There is no easy life."

The giant acorns under the chestnut oak trees at Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville, Ala., remind Rachel Williams-Smith of how her family collected them and attempted to make something edible during the year they camped there in a converted school bus. The cliffs behind Monte Sano Lodge are where the family took refuge during the tornado of April 1974. And Williams-Smith smiles when she sees a line of ants marching along.

"The ants were my friends," Williams-Smith said this week, as she gazed at the wooded lot around the Lodge. "I didn't have much else to do - our main curriculum was, as my mother put it, 'Bible and survival.'"

Williams-Smith is chair of the Department of Communication at Andrews University and recently published a book, "Born Yesterday," a telling of the story of her growing up years. 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Andrews United Way Campaign Featured on The Coast

Dalry Payne, executive assistant for President Andreasen, spoke with the morning host on The Coast earlier this week. Their main topic of conversation? The Andrews University faculty and staff United Way campaign! Click the link below (right click and save to desktop, then open and play from there) to listen. Dalry's interview begins around minute 3 and goes through minute 7.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fresh Food to Your Front Door

This year the Berrien County Health Department and Andrews University brought fresh fruit and vegetables to the neighborhoods of low-income residents with a mobile farm market.

Next year, they will offer to bring these nutritious foods right to the doorsteps of residents receiving government food assistance.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

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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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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Monday, September 29, 2014

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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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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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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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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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Thursday, September 4, 2014

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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Thursday, August 28, 2014

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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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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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Monday, August 25, 2014

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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