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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Summit Explores Nation's Poor

"The Poor Next Door: Poverty in America" is the theme of Andrews University's third annual Summit for Social Consciousness today through Sunday. The symposium will inform the community and provide a means for students and area leaders to engage in social action. 

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50 Years & Poverty Still There

Monday, March 31, 2014

Something for Every Palate

Good food for a good cause. That can describe a variety of food events from potlucks to bake sales. What makes the Andrews University International Food Fair unique is that people can sample food from around the world and at the same time support more than 20 international student organizations.

With sunny skies and temperatures in the 50s, people flocked to the 50th annual international food fair Sunday afternoon in the Johnson Gym on the Andrews campus.

Organizers predicted that 5,000 people or more would attend the annual event and help raise $30,000 to $35,000 for student and community organizations.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Cardinals in Local Paper for Win

The Andrews University men's basketball team dominated from the opening tip to win the United States Collegiate Athletic Association's Dvision II national championship on Saturday night. The Cardinals (24-4) defeated No. 8-seed Penn State Veaver 73-59 for the title, Andrews' third in the past four seasons.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Professor Earns Statewide Award

Michigan Campus Compact (MiCC) is pleased to announce Jacquelyn Warwick, professor of marketing in the School of Business at Andrews University, was honored with a MiCC Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award at Civic Engagement Institute 2014: Celebrating 25 Years of Connecting Campus & Community, on Monday, Feb. 3. This prestigious biennial award is the highest MiCC bestows on faculty and staff in the state of Michigan. 

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Horn Museum Featured in Local Story

If you’ve ever driven into Berrien Springs, chances are that you’ve driven right past the Horn Archaeological Museum at Andrews University. But, have you ever stopped and gone into the unassuming building that once served as a bank?

If you haven’t, then you have no idea the ancient treasures that lie inside, waiting to be discovered by visitors, just as they were discovered by archeologists on desert digs.

“We have quite a nice collection, actually,” said Dr. Constance Gane, curator of the museum and assistant professor of archaeology and Old Testament at Andrews. “Altogether, we have almost 9,000 artifacts.”

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Alumna Publishes Book

Tracy Weakly, a McMinnville, Oregon, resident, recently published a book titled The Mission Through God's Eyes. The book presents the life and death of Christ in a narrative format from the perspective of the interaction of each member of the Trinity—God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

It was Weakly’s study of Jesus’ life that prompted her to write this book. As she dug deeper into the Bible and other commentaries, she began to imagine how a triune God experienced the events. Based on her research of Jesus’ life and the culture of that time, Weakly weaves in insights about the customs of Jesus’ day as she tells the familiar Bible stories as first-person accounts from each member of the Trinity.

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Alumnus Receives Award

Acclaimed surgeon Dr. Stephen Yoo from Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates has been listed amongst the high caliber doctors chosen for the SuperDoctors Rising Stars Award. This award is an initiative to honor top doctors from different fields of specialization based on independent research and selection by peers. All doctors selected for the SuperDoctors Rising Stars Award will very soon be featured online as well as in traditional media. Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates have expressed their deep satisfaction about the feat achieved by Dr. Yoo, one of their top surgeons.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Alum Serves Local Community

When Tonya Snyder graduated from Andrews University in June 2000, she headed right to the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency without missing a proverbial beat.
However, the path to a public relations degree took time to emerge, as Snyder said.
"If my current self were to visit my college or high school self, I would probably not believe the career path I find myself in," Snyder said, laughing. "I pictured myself more along the journalism side, or (being) the author of a book."
These days, Snyder wears two hats.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Alumna Published in Academic Journal

Danielle Burton ('08; '13) recently published a paper in The Journal of Difference Equations and Applications, and was subsequently chosen as the Mathematics Article of the Week from all Taylor & Francis journals. 

Click here for her abstract and additional information. 

Student Gardens Partner with Health Department

If the people can't get to the farm, bring the farm to the people.

That's the philosophy behind a new partnership between the Berrien County Health Department and Andrews University's student garden to operate a mobile farmers' market this year.

Garth Woodruff, an Andrews horticulture instructor who oversees the garden project, said it is unbelievable that there are people in Berrien County who can't get freshly grown produce.

"It is shocking to me that in this county, where 90 percent of the land is used for agriculture, where you can't find better vegetable growing land in the region, and probably the United States, you would have food deserts in areas such as Berrien Springs, Benton Harbor and Niles," Woodruff said.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Faculty Member Wins International Competition

The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, Khan Academy, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing are pleased to announce that 14 individuals have been selected to join a select group of educators working to transform how health education is delivered across disciplines around the globe. The partnering organizations launched an international competition last fall to generate interest among health profession students, faculty, and practitioners in creating innovative healthcare tutorials with videos and exercises, which will be made available for free through the Khan Academy website. This content will support graduates of nursing programs in preparation for the NCLEX-RN exam.

The competition received almost 100 submissions from individuals around the world, emerging from over 60 hospitals and academic institutions. Competition submissions represented the disciplines of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, public health, and graduate studies in biological science. The competition winners include Leslie Samuel, physical therapy instructor at Andrews University, among others. 

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Andrews Violinist Featured Soloist

Southern's Symphony Orchestra Performance To Feature Winners of Concerto Competition, including Pablo Sanchez-Pazos of Andrews University.

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Professor to Lecture at Southern

Archaeology Lecture by Randall Younker To Shed Light On New Discoveries In Jordan

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Website Features Andrews Museum

If you thought you had to travel all the way to the Field Museum in Chicago, Ill. to see a real wooly mammoth, think again. In fact, the most complete skeleton of a mammoth to be found in Michigan is on display in Berrien Springs, Mich., at the Andrews University Museum of Natural History.

“It’s not a Field Museum, obviously,” said Dr. H. Thomas Goodwin, professor of paleobiology and chairman of the biology department at Andrews, “but we do have quite a nice collection of stuff.”

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Ranks Andrews University

"Diversity is a fundamental element of higher education in the United States. By surrounding themselves with peers who hail from a wide range of racial and ethnic groups, men and women who enroll in U.S. colleges and universities can effectively prepare for the diverse workforce they will encounter after graduation."

Read the full article by where Andrews ranks 14 out of 50 colleges and universities in the United States for diversity. 


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Professor's Work Featured in Local Paper

George Agoki, chair of the Department of Engineering and Computer Science at Andrews University, is teaching computer skills in an effort to rebuild Benton Harbor. Read the full story by clicking the link below.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Student Writes on Budget Travel

Katelyn Ruiz, who completed her master's of communication degree this month, was published on the U.S. News & World Report website. Her article features tips and tricks for international college students wanting to see the sights without paying a hefty amount of money to do so. <<< Read the full article >>>

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Andrews Among Campuses Seeking to Be More Sustainable

During a chilly November weekend, 45 student leaders from eight colleges and universities gathered for a sustainability summit at Goshen College’s Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center.

The goal of the sustainability summit was to bring students from area institutions together to learn, network and brainstorm ways to make their home campuses more sustainable. This year’s focus was on food.  

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Herald-Palladium: Vision for Change

Chicago's visionary planner Daniel Burnham famously said "Make no little plans."
Berrien Springs isn't Chicago, but Andrews University graduate architecture students aren't thinking small. The students unveiled their vision Wednesday of Berrien Springs and Oronoko Township being on the same page regarding business corridor M-139.   <<< Read the full story >>>

Monday, December 2, 2013

Student Writes on Learning from Holidays

Katelyn Ruiz, communications graduate student, writes for U.S. News & World Report


As an international student, I miss my folks, but being away from home over the holidays makes the distance between us seem much greater.

To combat this calendar-induced bout of seasonal homesickness, I committed to celebrating in my own way with whatever traditions I could sneak across the border.

First, I realized that I was not alone in feeling lonely. Many of my fellow international students, whom I came to know through classes or campus-sponsored activities, also missed their own holiday celebrations.  <<< Read the full story >>>

WSJM: Class Holds Benefit Garage Sale

After pausing to reflect on what you're thankful for this holiday weekend, Andrews University asks you to gather up the belongings you may no longer need around the house.  <<< Read the full story >>>

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Professor Speaks on Retention in the Church

Spectrum Magazine

With one third of baptized Seventh-day Adventist church members slipping out the back door, officials at the General Conference have decided it is time to address the issue in a major way. To do so, academic researchers and church administrators are meeting this week in Silver Spring to discuss the data and suggest a strategy to reverse the trend during the “Summit on Nurture and Retention, 2013: Discipling, Retaining, and Reclaiming."  ... Andrews University Professor David Sedlacek provided the literature review of why Christians leave the Church, particularly young people.  <<< Read the full story >>>


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

News Story Helps Student Find Family in Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines last Friday, and many people are still trying to find out if their loved ones are alive. After a week of searching Rebecca Nicolas found out her family is okay.

Nicolas is a student at Andrews University and she has been waiting to hear from her family for over a week.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Filipino Community Rallies & Prays

When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines last Friday, it hit pretty close to home for a group of Andrews University students. Members of the Andrews Filipino International Association are working hard this week to raise funds for disaster relief while waiting for word about loved ones. <<<Read the full story>>>


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ABC 57 on Andrews Connections to Philippines

The Red Cross is estimating that nearly 10,000 people in the Philippines are dead after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed most of Tacloban City. Local residents have been trying to get in touch with relatives to see if they are okay.

After three long days, Eia Racasa finally heard from her family in Tacloban City.

Racasa says waiting to hear whether her family survived has been terrifying.

She says her friends at Andrews University have helped her cope.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Median is the Message

Changing M-139 through Berrien Springs and Oronoko Township can make a big difference when it comes to encouraging private development in the corridor, researchers concluded. Andrews University professor Andrew Von Maur reported results of the M-139 corridor study Wednesday. <<<Read the full story>>>

Monday, November 4, 2013

News Dispatch: Singers Open Fine Arts Series

The opening concert in the 2013-2014 Fine Arts Series of the Presbyterian Church of La Porte will feature the Andrews University Singers, directed by Stephen Zork.

The concert will be 4pm CST Sunday. Child care will be provided and there will be a free-will offering and a reception after the concert to meet the choir members and their director.   <<<Read the full story>>>


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Alumna Named First Female Adventist Conference President

A woman has been named president of a Seventh-day Adventist church conference for the first time in the denomination’s 150-year history.

Pastor Sandra Roberts was elected 72-28 as president of the Southeastern California Conference (SECC) at a constituency session held on Sunday at La Sierra University church in Riverside, California.

Pastor Roberts has spent the last 10 years serving as the SECC’s executive secretary. Since receiving her Masters degree from Andrews University in 1984, she has worked as a teacher, chaplain, youth director and pastor...  <<<Read full story>>>

Music Professor Performs at SAU

"The Southern Adventist University's Symphony Orchestra, led by Laurie Redmer Minner, will present a free concert with special guest violinist Carla Trynchuk on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists." ...  <<<Read the full story>>>


Friday, October 25, 2013

University Singers Open 2014 Fine Arts Series

The opening concert in the 2013-14 Fine Arts Series of the Presbyterian Church of La Porte will featuring the Andrews University Singers, directed by Stephen Zork. ...The event will take place at 4 p.m. Nov. 3. Childcare will be provided and there will be a free-will offering and a reception after the concert to meet the choir members and their director.  <<<Read the full story>>>


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Student Publishes Article on U.S. News Online

Andrews University English major Katelyn Ruiz has published many articles on U.S. News Online; for a full listing of her publications there, click here. Her most recent article is linked below.

3 Lessons for International Students About Dating in the U.S.

Understanding the influences and misunderstandings that come from crossed signals is the key to happier, more successful college friendships. Dating rituals and expectations for casual friendships are shaped by where we come from as well.

International students who encounter people from other countries know that it makes sense to pay attention to those expectations.  <<<Read the full story>>>

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Alumnus Awarded CAP Distinguished Service Award

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded Alfred Lui, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Torrance, Calif., with the CAP Distinguished Service Award at a special ceremony Oct. 12, 2013, in Orlando, Fla., at CAP '13: The Pathologists' Meeting. Lui, an Andrews University alumnus, was recognized for his leadership in the successful promotion of private pathology practices and his ongoing contributions to organized pathology at the local, state and national levels.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

CollegeClasses Reports on MPH Accreditation Process

This summer, Andrews University applied to begin the accreditation process of their Master of Public Health in Nutrition and Wellness degree program, through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). In late September, they learned that their request had been approved. ...The program at Andrews University stands out from others offered online across the country, university representatives say, because the program emphasizes a vegetarian lifestyle and wellness. Rudatsikira said that this program is the first of its kind in the United States, offered entirely online and focusing on nutrition and wellness. ...  <<<Read the full story>>>


ADRA Reports on Student Visit

Monday, October 7, 2013

"We're in the midst of a food revolution"

Most of us don't think about food as being political and having social justice implications, but maybe we should. That was the message brought to Andrews University by author, nutritionist and consumer activist Marion Nestle. Nestle, a public health and sociology professor at New York University, said despite problems such as obesity and food insecurity, she's hopeful that people's attitudes and actions are changing for the better...  <<<Read the full story>>>

Sonic Growth

Chanticleer, dubbed "the world's reigning male chorus" by The New Yorker magazine, will bring their new show "She Said/He Said" on Tuesday to Andrews University's Howard Performing Arts Center...   <<<Read the full story>>>

Friday, October 4, 2013

Students Explore Local Architecture

Students from the School of Architecture, Art & Design explored nearby architecture and were featured in a local paper. Read the full story here.

Washington Post Notes Andrews' Ranking

The Washington Post listed Andrews' move upwards ten places in the U.S. News & World Report 2014 College Rankings. View the full article here.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Student Interviewed in "Bahamas Weekly"

Bahamian artist and illustrator Jace Mckinney began a new chapter in his career this year; he returned to the classroom to pursue studies in Theology at Andrews University in Michigan. Over the past few months, this experience has not merely enriched his spiritual life, but also informed his creative practice.

Jace was the 2012 winner of the prestigious Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Competition’s open category under the theme ‘Redefining the Landscape”. He is currently preparing for his upcoming show ‘Decoding Salvation’ at the bank’s gallery this September.

Read the full interview here.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Leslie Samuel in Bankrate Article

Leslie Samuel, assistant professor of physical therapy and foundation science coordinator at Andrews University, was interviewed for an article with, an online media company that carries finance news, advice and rates for all financial products.  Read the full article online.

Monday, June 24, 2013 Steve Hansen Wins Top Honor

Steve Hansen's ceramic sculpture titled "Problem Girls" won top honors at the 11th annual Michiana Annual Arts Competition. Jeremy D. Bonfiglio, H-P features writer, profiles Hansen in this piece, "An Insider riff on outsider art." Read the complete article.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Andrews Grad Promoted at Alabama State University

Leon C. Wilson, formerly the dean of Alabama State University (ASU) College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, has been promoted to ASU’s interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, according to ASU’s president, William H. Harris. Wilson earned his MA from Andrews University in 1976. For the complete story go to the Guyana Times article.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hansen Wins Best of Show at Michiana Annual Arts Competition

The Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, Mich., announces the winners of the 11th annual Michiana Annual Arts Competition (MAAC). Awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m. to the winning artists at a reception to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. The reception and show are free and open to the public. The exhibits in all three Box Factory galleries will continue through August 8.

Steve Hansen, professor art at Andrews University, won The Best of Show award for his ceramics piece entitled "Problem Girls." The top prize of $1,000 is being donated by the Berrien Community Foundation.

Best of category winners who will each receive $200 include:
Mixed Media - Mary Amador, Goshen, Ind., for "She Prayed She Wouldn't Snap"
Ceramics - Courtney Copenhaver, Mishawaka, Ind., for "Horned Vessel"
Glass Art - Cynthia Fielding, St. Joseph, Mich., for "Fiery Dragon 1"
Drawing and Pastel - Dorothy Graden, Valparaiso, Ind., for "Holy Ghost"
Computer Art - Kevin Gross of Goshen, Ind., for "Autumnal Projections:
Painting - Tim MacDonald of St. Joseph, Mich., for "Cocktail Hour"
Sculpture - Dora Natella of Granger, Ind., for "Uovo (Egg)"
Watercolor - Bobbie Stagg of St. Joseph, Mich., for "Tranquility"
Fiber Art - Lauren Strach of St. Joseph, Mich., for "Skeletons of the Garden"
Photography - Marc Ullom, assistant professor of photography, of Niles, Mich., for "Evidence #43"
Young Artist Award - Dustin Timm of Lakeville, Ind.,, for his sculpture "Decay"

Honorable mention awards went to Rick Bauer, photography; Anne Blackburn and Lynne Tan, ceramics; Diane Cheeseman and David Jay Spyker, painting; Dorothy Graden and Rebecca Sinclair, drawing and pastel; Rebecca Hungerford and Lynne Tan, sculpture; Robin Maxon and Judith Rein, watercolor; James O'Haver and Kevin Gross, computer art; Carolyn O'Hearn and Eli Zilke and Margie Mattice, glass art; Marcia Sindone and Jacob Vanderheyden, mixed media; and Lauren Strach, fiber arts.

Three merit awards of $200 each will go to:
Jerry Harty of Kalamazoo for his glass piece "Oegelsby" sponsored by the Water Street Glassworks.
Richard Beckermeyer of Niles, Mich., for his photograph "Hoar Frost on Maple Leaves" sponsored by the Twin City Camera Club.
Dora Natella of Granger, Ind., for her sculpture "Oovo (egg)" sponsored by the Krasl Art Center

The purchase award sponsorship from previous years was replaced this year by a special preview night to purchase artwork in advance of the show. The preview night, available by invitation to previous Box Factory art patrons and Capital Campaign donors, is being underwritten by the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council.

This year's competition drew 404 entries of which 226 works were selected by the judges. The judges were:

Leslie Alexandria - Fiber Arts; Ceramics; Glass; and Sculpture
Terry Armstrong - Painting; Watercolor; Drawing and Pastel
Brett Maniscalco - Photography; Computer Art; and Mixed Media, Printmaking and Collage

For more on this event visit the Box Factory online at or be a fan on Facebook. The Box Factory galleries are open to the public Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Adventist Review: Edith Davis, Adventist Educator, 99, Passes to Her Rest

Edith Davis, educator and long-time resident of the Berrien Springs community, died on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Lakeland Specialty Hospital in Berrien Center. Davis served her church as teacher, Bible Instructor, pastor, dean of women, and missionary--making a difference in hundreds of lives. The Adventist Review has published a complete obituary.

Thursday, May 2, 2013 An experiment in impressive

The third annual BEST Early Research Symposium was held at Andrews University on Friday, April 26. Seventeen seniors took part in the symposium, which showcases Math & Science Center students from Berrien County. Read the full story here.

Monday, April 22, 2013 Andrews University's New Seminary Dean at Loma Linda

On Thursday evening, April 18, at Loma Linda, California, the incoming Dean of the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary offered an interpretation of the death of Jesus.  A native of the Czech Republic, something that became important toward the end of his presentation, his name is Jiri Moskala. The occasion was the first session of “The Cross:  A Symposium on Atonement” which the Adventist Theological Society organized and the place was the Campus Hill Church. Read the full story here.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Adventist Review: Walking the Newsbeat

By Debbie Michel
I sat in my office overlooking the Rockefeller Plaza ice rink and was overcome with a mixture of anxiety and relief. Anxiety, because I had made the decision to leave my job at NBC News without any other prospects in sight; relief, in that the daily grind chronicling the latest devastation had reached its end.

It was the culmination of 11 years chasing leads showcasing the worst of humanity: the Heaven’s Gate mass suicide; Washington, D.C., sniper shootings; JonBenét Ramsey murder; September 11; and stories labeled “nature’s wrath,” such as Hurricane Katrina. Read full story

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Architecture Students Tour The Village in Burns Harbor

In a world where connectivity and convenience increasingly influence where people choose to live, the architectural philosophy of New Urbanism is gaining support across the US. An approach to designing cities, towns and neighborhoods that resemble old European villages, New Urbanism attempts to reduce traffic and eliminate sprawl while fostering a sense of community closeness. Earth-friendly design, energy conservation, historic preservation and accessibility are also important characteristics. Read the full story here.

Monday, April 1, 2013 Nature Walk Turns Water Rescue

What students from Andrews University thought would be just another day in their Animal Behavior class, ended up being one of their most eventful days yet. 

The biology students were walking around Lake Shellenbarger when they spotted a deer that was stuck in the freezing lake. Read or watch the full story here.

Friday, March 22, 2013 Andrews University doing their student garden again this summer

If eating healthy always feels like too much of a hassle, there's now a way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables without even stepping foot outside your house. Read the full story here.

Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary will offer a natural remedies and hydrotherapy workshop Aug. 4- 9. Read the full story here. Andrews University is Delivering Produce

The morning paper at your door step may soon be accompanied by a fresh basket of produce. This summer you can subscribe to have fresh produce delivered for 20 weeks, courtesy of Andrews University Student Gardens. Read the full story here.

Friday, March 15, 2013 Funding Details Emerge Regarding M-139 Water and Sewer Line

The plan to extend water and sewer lines along M-139 in Oronoko Township is moving along with little opposition. The details on how to pay for the $4.8-million project were shared Tuesday night. Township Supervisor Mike Hildebrand says the plan is to get the town ready for the future, he cites the expo arena project as an example. Read the full story here.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

First and goal: Oronoko near the end zone in funding water/sewer project

Oronoko Township's plan to extend water and sewer lines along M-139 appears to be moving from vision to reality. Township Supervisor Mike Hildebrand announced Tuesday night that 95 percent of the $4.8 million needed has been secured. Read full story

Monday, March 11, 2013 New Seminary Dean Appointed by Andrews University

Dr. Jiri Moskala has been appointed dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. In October Dr. Denis Fortin announced his desire to step away from administration in order to return to full-time teaching in the department of theology at the seminary beginning fall 2013. Moskala will become dean on July 1, 2013. Read the full story here.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 Moskala appointed dean of Adventist Seminary at Andrews

Old Testament scholar Moskala was chosen yesterday to serve as dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, located in the U.S. state of Michigan.

Moskala, who has served at the Seminary since 1996, will fill the role held by current dean Denis Fortin, who last October announced his intention to return to fulltime teaching at the seminary by this autumn. Read the full story here.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

NAD Newspoints: PASS Aims to Enhance Safety at Adventist Institutions

Berrien Springs, Mich.—As national debates intensify over how to effectively safeguard our educational institutions against future acts of violence, Professional Adventists for Safety and Security (PASS) is preparing for their third annual meeting, to be held in July 2013. PASS was organized in 2010 to bring together safety and security professionals serving at Seventh-day Adventist schools, hospitals and other institutions to discuss best practices, provide community resources, and maintain an Adventist network of security personal for the distribution of important information.

To date, there has been active involvement in PASS from campus security directors of Oakwood Adventist University, Southern Adventist University, Andrews University and Loma Linda University, and the directors of security at ADRA, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and the Review & Herald Publishing Association. Read full story Five questions with ... Charles Reid

Charles Reid has sung on some of opera's biggest stages, including a nine-season stint with New York's Metropolitan Opera, but Sunday's performance at Andrews University's Howard Performing Arts Center is of particular note in his accomplished singing career. Read the full story here. Network, standards growing for Adventist security professionals

When Lewis Eakins learned about the mass shooting at Virginia Tech in 2006, he wanted to increase the level of preparedness for his campus safety officers at Oakwood University.

Eakins, the director of Public Safety at the Adventist university in Huntsville, Alabama, embarked upon a state procedure that allows a private university to create its own police department. The move, he says, has enhanced training and now allows several of his 15 officers to carry a firearm.

Read the rest of the story here.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Herald-Palladium: Fighting a stereotype

Area experts are skeptical new mental health measures will reduce gun violence, though they welcome President Obama's proposals to prevent, detect and treat mental illness.

The skepticism is rooted in the fact that the majority of violent crimes are not committed by people with a mental illness, including bipolar disorders, chronic depression and schizophrenia.

"It's important for the public to realize that mental illness does not equate with dangerous violence," said Duane McBride, chairman of the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Andrews University and chairman of the Berrien County Board of Health. Read full story.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

WSJM: Andrews University Honored

Andrews University is getting some recognition from U.S. News & World Report, landing 11th on its "Overperforming Schools in the Nation" list. Read and listen to the full story.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Herald-Palladium: Bluegrass Juggernaut

Dailey & Vincent, a bluegrass band, performs "A Bluegrass Christmas" on Saturday at Andrews University's Howard Performing Arts Center. Read the full story here.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Andrews Named on U.S. News & World Report's "Overperforming Schools" List

U.S. News has published a first-ever analysis of colleges in their National Universities ranking category that are overperforming or underperforming their undergraduate academic reputations in terms of their overall Best Colleges 2013 rankings. This concept measures the degree to which a university's overall position in the rankings exceeds or falls short of its undergraduate academic reputation rank. Andrews University is named on that list. Read the full story.

Monday, November 12, 2012 Professor briefs city on progress of North End Plan

Andrew von Maur, an associate professor of design and urbanism at Andrews University, returned to Michigan City to give a presentation discussing the impact of The North End Plan, which was completed by students of the University five years ago. Read the full story

Monday, November 5, 2012

Adventist Today: Seminary Dean Steps Down at Andrews University

Dr. Denis Fortin has announced that he will return to full time teaching at the end of the current academic year. He has served as dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University for the last six years and associate dean prior to that. Read the full story

Herald Palladium: Monday Musical Club features Andrews University Singers

The Monday Musical Club of Southwestern Michigan will present its November program, "Honoring Americana," at 7 p.m. Monday at The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, 601 Main St.
The program will feature the Andrews University Singers, under the direction of Stephen Zork, with pianist James Kraus, mezzo soprano Lorie Kraus and cellist Sara Thomas performing "The Christ Child Sleeps," "A Teasdale Winter Trilogy," "Stars" and premiering "Dear Lord" and "Father of Mankind" all from Michigan composer Louis M. DeShantz. The Ed Bagatini Quintet also will perform a selection of original compositions. Read the full story

WSJM: Andrews University Seminary Dean Stepping Down

A search committee will be set up at Andrews University to look for a new dean of the Seminary. Denis Fortin is leaving that post after six years to return full-time to teaching in the 2013-14 academic year. Read the full story

Monday, October 29, 2012

South Bend Tribune: Christian author in Andrews series

Noted Christian researcher and author George Barna will present a three-part series on raising children from Nov. 14-15 on the campus of Andrews University. The series is composed of three sessions: two on Nov. 14 and one on Nov. 15. Read the full story

The Herald-Palladium: Barkada Quartet Showcases Saxophone's Versatility

Winning the grand prize last May in the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition at the University of Notre Dame was especially gratifying for Justin Polyblank, who plays baritone in the all-saxophone Barkada Quartet. Read the full story

Friday, October 26, 2012

WSJM: Andrews University Advancing In Poll Of Vegan-Friendly Colleges

There is apparently a competition to find out which college campus is the best for vegans, and Andrews University is sitting towards the front of the line. Read full story.

WNDU TV: Egg drop contest held at Andrews University Thursday

You could see it as either the ultimate test of engineering skills, or one potentially messy way to spend an afternoon. Watch full story.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 Andrews University Takes Top Honors In US News

Having started out as a small Christian school with only 12 students in 1874, Andrews University has excelled beyond what many universities hope to achieve in their lifetime. Offering undergraduate, graduate, as well as doctoral studies, Andrews prides itself in helping students achieve a spiritual growth, while successfully growing in their career paths. Read the story

Monday, October 22, 2012 Gungor Performs at Andrews University

The Christian music group Gungor performs at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Howard Performing Arts Center at Andrews University. Read the full story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WNDU TV: Andrews University were challenged to Eat Local Tuesday

Students and staff at Andrews University were challenged to Eat Local Tuesday for the third year in a row. Hundreds were served lunch made entirely from ingredients sourced within 150 miles of Berrien Springs. Read or watch the full story.

Fox 28: Eat Local Challenge supplies meals at Andrews University

They set out to feed hundreds a vegetarian meal made of only locally grown food.  They called it challenge but it turned out it wasn't that difficult for them. Read or watch the full story.

WSBT-TV: Andrews University challenges public to 'eat local'

Have you ever tried to make your entire lunch or dinner with foods only grown by local farmers? On Tuesday, Andrews University Dining Hall in Berrien Springs proved that it's possible. Read full story.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Herald-Palladium: An 'All-Local' Lunch

Andrews University on Tuesday will serve a vegetarian lunch made only from local food.
The university's "Eat Local Challenge" lunch will be made entirely from ingredients within 150 miles of Berrien Springs. Most of the ingredients will actually come from the Andrews University Farm. Read the story

South Bend Tribune: Andrews to host food challenge

From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, the dining services at Andrews University will take part in Bon Appétit Management Co.'s "Eat Local Challenge" by serving up lunch made entirely from ingredients sourced within 150 miles of Berrien Springs. Read full story.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Herald-Palladium: ArtPrize is back Local artists among the entries

 It’s ArtPrize time again. The public art competition in Grand Rapids that first captivated the art world three years ago opened again Wednesday and continues through Oct. 7. Andrews University's own Harry Ahn and Greg Constantine are amoung the artists in the competition. Read full story.

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Herald-Palladium: Instrumental conversations

With four different institutions represented, the logistics of rehearsing can get a little bit complicated for members of the American Piano Quintet. However, for musicians used to performing at a high level, the solution is simpler than it might seem, in violinist Carla Trynchuk's perspective. Read full story.

Adventist Review: Andrews University Press Releases Book

Andrews University Press Releases Book on Issues of Homosexuality
First major title from an Adventist publishing house on the subject

Andrews University Press has just released the first major book from a Seventh-day Adventist publishing house addressing the complex issues surrounding homosexuality and Adventist life and faith. Niels-Erik Andreasen, president of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and chair of the Andrews University Press board, said the topic of this book is timely and needed. “Recent developments in our faith community, religious organizations, American politics, and secular society require careful thought on this sensitive subject. Andrews University is pleased to help sort out some of these issues by bringing together a range of perspectives on this subject within our church.” Read full story.


WSJM Radio: Eat Local Challenge At Andrews U Next Week

Next week will be the Eat Local Challenge at Andrews University in Berrien Springs. Read full story.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Herald-Palladium: Andrews University Homecoming set for Sept. 27-30

Andrews University's annual Alumni Homecoming Weekend will be Sept. 27-30, with events open to the community, alumni, staff, faculty and students. Read full story

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Herald-Palladium: Reaching and teaching, Hopkins runs literacy program

Aubrey Hopkins, a graduate student in school counseling at Andrews University, has been teaching literacy classes at the Berrien County Jail in St. Joseph for the past three years. For many years Aubrey Hopkins has worked in professions that help families and children. Now, he is in his third year teaching literacy classes for inmates in the Berrien County jail. Read full story.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

CDB: UM, MSU Among Five State Universities Ranked on U.S. News List

Michigan is home to five of the 204 top national universities in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, with headliners University of Michigan and Michigan State University each sliding just one spot from last year. Among other national universities —institutions that focus on research and offer a sizable selection of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees — Michigan Technological University was tied at No. 120 with four other schools and Western Michigan University shared a No. 189 ranking with Andrews University in Berrien Springs and eight other schools. Read full story

Noodls: American Piano Quintet at the Howard

Representing Canada, Germany, Korea and the United States, the highly acclaimed musicians of the American Piano Quintet represent today's American cultural landscape. Their performance at the Howard Performing Arts Center at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, features works by Johannes Brahms, Antonin Dvoák, and the quintet's very own Rudolf Haken. Read the full story

WNDU TV: Andrews Hosts Electronics Recycling

Folks from all across Michiana traveled to Berrien Springs Wednesday to help the
environment, and get rid of all the electronic clutter piling up in their homes. Read and watch the full story

The Business Journals: US News Releases 2013 'Best Colleges' Ranking

U.S. News and World Report released its 2013 college ranking list, featuring the top-ranked colleges in four categories: national universities, national liberal arts colleges, regional universities and regional colleges. Read the full story

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

WNDU TV: Andrews University to host electronic recycling event

Is your basement or garage piling up with out-dated electronics?

Andrews University will host an electronic recycling event Wednesday in the transportation building from 3-7 pm.

Greenearth electronic recycling company will co-host the event, by collecting your unwanted electronic items and disposing of them properly.

The event will take items such as computers, TV's, tools, hair dryers, cords, irons and cell phones to name a few. But sponsors say they'll accept just about anything that will plug in.  Watch the rest of the story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

WSJM Radio: Andrews University Recycling Event In September

Community members, businesses, and residents from surrounding communities are welcome to recycle their unwanted electronic items at Andrews University­s annual recycling event in September. Read full story.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Adventist News Network: Homosexuality, Marriage, and the Church

Essay compilation addresses legal, theological issues of homosexuality

A new book of essays and testimonies addressing homosexuality is the first of its kind from an Adventist publishing house.

“Homosexuality, Marriage, and the Church: Biblical, Counseling, and Religious Liberty Issues” addresses the complex issues surrounding homosexuality and Adventist life and faith. The nearly 600-page book, published by Andrews University Press, is authored by experts on health, law and theology. The book’s content is based on presentations from a 2009 church-sponsored conference on homosexuality. Read full story.

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Herald-Palladium: Produce Selling like Hotcakes

Subscription produce is proving a hot commodity for Andrews University's farms.

The university launched the home delivery program this year, and organizer Garth Woodruff said the response has been beyond his expectations. Read full story.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Herald-Palladium: Learning from their piers

Budding architects, artists and engineers are getting the chance to learn about architecture and get some hands-on experience in building this summer at Andrews University's annual Renaissance Kids architecture day camp.

The young people learn about everything from perspective and drafting designs to the nuts and bolts of building a structure. This year the special emphasis has been on public spaces, their importance and what the impact of their design can be on a community. Read the full story.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

ABC 57 News: Drought stressing irrigation systems

Two irrigation pumps turned themselves on and off Monday afternoon at the Andrews University Campus. Each pump is taking out about 150,000 gallons of water each day from a shallow Saint Joseph River. Several weeks of this summer’s drought is now causing stress on irrigation systems. Read or watch the full story.

Monday, July 16, 2012

ABC 57 News: Renaissance Kids Building Project takes shape at Andrews University

BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. -- The 2012 Renaissance Kids Building Project is starting to take shape at Andrew's University. Watch the story.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fox 28: Get fresh locally grown produce delivered to your door

If you'd like fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables delivered to your door each week, here's a cool program that might interest you. Read full story.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Herald-Palladium: The lure of Venus

BERRIEN SPRINGS - The lines wound around the rooftop, almost to the service elevator entrance - but the people streaming through Andrews University's Price Hall weren't sneaking glimpses of an A-list movie star.

Tuesday's featured attraction was the transit of Venus - a rare event, when the solar system's second planet moves directly between the Earth and the sun. Read full story.

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Herald-Palladium: Architecture camp slated at Andrews

BERRIEN SPRINGS - Registration is underway for Renaissance Kids, an architecture day camp for kids 5-16 at the Andrews University School of Architecture, Art & Design, the university announced.

There are five week-long sessions and one two-week session offered during June and July. Campers get to experience hands-on fun with design, drafting, building, sketching, watercolors and more. While exploring the discipline and lessons of architecture, Renaissance Kids provides a fun array of hands-on projects through which children learn about history and culture, design concepts, the architect's tools, construction and materials, community and citizenship. Read full story.

Niles Daily Star: Day camp offers lessons in architecture

Registration is underway for Renaissance Kids, an architecture day camp for kids ages 5 to 16, held at the Andrews University School of Architecture, Art & Design. Read full story.



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