Showing Category: Andrews in the News

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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Monday, August 4, 2014

Andrews Trails Featured in Outdoor Column

The mountain bike trail at Andrews University has been a badly kept secret for more than 20 years. ...Over the past year or so Hodges has been working with one of the trail's earliest riders and caretakers (since 1990), Bruce Jones, and several other biking volunteers to create maps, post signs and provide official parking.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Money" Ranks Andrews A Best College

Money magazine announced its ranking of the best colleges in the country based on graduation rates, degree costs and return on investment, and one Michigan university made the top 25.

The list ranked 665 of the nation's more than 1,500 public and private colleges and universities, eliminating schools that had below-average graduation rates, insufficient data or bond ratings that indicated financial problems, according to the magazine's editors.

Once the schools were selected, each one was ranked on affordability, quality of education and post-graduation outcomes to determine which schools provided the highest-quality education for the best value.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Student Gardens Featured in NAD News

On June 9, 2014, the Mobile Farm Market, provided by the Andrews University Student Gardens, opened for business for the first time, selling fresh produce in Benton Harbor for six hours.

The farmer’s market on wheels is a program sponsored by the Andrews University Student Gardens and partially funded by a Michigan State grant as part of the Be Healthy Berrien initiative. In partnership with the Berrien County Health Department and Planning Commission, the YMCA, Lakeland Healthcare, the cities of Buchanan, Niles and Stevensville, and United Way, the Gardens will be helping host a mobile farm market at strategic locations within the county in an effort to bring affordable healthy food to the community.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Student Gardens on Local Radio

Garth Woodruff, assistant professor of horticulture and landscape design, was on a radio show earlier this week talking about the Student Gardens' new role within the county's Be Healthy Berrien initiative. This includes the Mobile Farm Market, funded by a grant through Berrien County and a partnership with Lakeland Healthcare, United Way, two local YMCAs, and the Berrien County Planning Commission. 

To listen to the 5-minute interview, click the link below. If clicking the link doesn't work, right click and download to your computer to listen.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Faculty Couple Publishes Book

Biblical counseling is a resource for Christians who need help locating the sin in their lives and cutting it out. Authors David and Beverly Sedlacek offer the truths they have learned through years of clinical practice in their comprehensive guide to “Cleansing the Sanctuary of the Heart.”

This book is a distillation of the biblical principles the Sedlaceks have used to heal others who have sought counseling for addictions, mental and emotional disorders, relationship problems and abuse.

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Alumnus "Exudes Confidence"

Youssef Yomtoob has yet to meet a school district on which he can’t have a positive effect.

The new School City of East Chicago superintendent, affectionately nicknamed “Dr. Joe” by those who know him, told the crowd of parents, teachers and administrators that everyone “is in it together” and that there will be no “they and us” once he takes over the reins July 1. The School Board voted unanimously to offer Yomtoob a five-year contract at a special meeting Friday night, the terms of which will be discussed during a public hearing at the June 30 meeting.

Yomtoob, whose career spanned 50 years before he retired from Hawthorn School District in Vernon Hills, Illinois, said his philosophy stems from research at a district he was in during the 1970s that revealed all students, despite their racial or economic backgrounds, have the potential to succeed. He carried those principles everywhere he went and said he left each place a little better than he found it.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Physics Alum Highlighted in Nature

Dewey Murdick (BS Physics 1999) made the news last month in the article “Text-mining offers clues to success” appearing in the May 2014 issue of Nature, an International Weekly Journal of Science of high repute.  The article highlighted one of the many projects Murdick manages for the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Foresight and Understanding with Scientific Exposition (FUSE) program.

“So far, it has performed more than 2 million analyses of past data to pick out key advances," says Murdick in reference to his innovative software that reviews multilingual data from scientific, technical, and patent literature. "From these, it has identified several hundred indicators, such as new collaborations or expressions of excitement in text, that highlight emerging areas now."  

FUSE seeks to build capabilities and methodologies that assist a diverse set of analysts (e.g., national security, research evaluation, and business intelligence) in prioritizing new claims, methods, and technologies from around the world. 

To learn more about this new software and its significant predictive power which puts it on track to forecast the launch of new products and other applications, refer to the full-text article.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Benton Harbor: Healthy & Mobile

he Be Healthy Berrien mobile farm market, a partnership with Andrews University's student garden, is ready to roll, starting today. 

The truck, carrying locally grown produce to communities with limited access to fresh foods, will run five days a week to seven locations, reported Nicki Britten, Berrien County Health Department's director of community health.

Garth Woodruff, a professor of horticulture at Andrews who oversees the student garden, said 16 items, including Swiss chard, collard greens, kale, romaine lettuce, cucumbers and herbs, will be available in the first weeks.

That will grow to as many as 40 as the season progresses, he said.

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Debbie Michel Interviewed by Local Paper

Debbie Michel has gone from growing up in Jamaica to working as a producer on various NBC news programs in New York City to now living in Berrien Springs.

She said it's been a great ride, and she is now exactly where she wants to be - in Berrien Springs working as an associate professor of communication at Andrews University.

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Prof Talks On Food Consumption vs. Production

“It’s pretty well known that we’re second in crop diversity only to California,” said Lee LaVanway, president, CEO and market master of the Benton Harbor Fruit Exchange. “As a temperate zone, we’re probably number one.”

As such, residents and tourists should be able to find a cornucopia of Michigan produce in every supermarket in the region, but taking a trip to any of the local groceries will show you that, in 2014, such is not the case. Rather, finding produce advertised as “Michigan grown” is pretty rare—even during the peaks of the various harvest seasons.

“We have a $500 million gap between what we consume and what we produce in this county,” explained Mark Moreno, associate professor of architecture at Andrews University and founding director of the New Berrien Food Foundation. “We’re spending $680 million, and we’re producing less than $100 million.”

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

From Graffiti to Ministry

Monday, June 9, 2014

Business Alumnus Named CEO of Medical Center

ohn Harding has been named the interim CEO of Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, effective June 9.

“We are very pleased to have John come aboard and serve as the interim CEO at Phoebe Sumter as we continue to search for a permanent person for that role,” said Joe Austin, chief operating officer (COO) of the Phoebe Putney Health System. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and has tremendous success in leadership in the healthcare industry, and he will be a welcomed asset not only to Phoebe Sumter but to the community as a whole.”

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Art Alumna Mentors Artists

FUSION is proud to announce its next Mentorship Program in the Toronto Region, commencing September 2014. The program will culminate in an exhibition at the Ontario Craft Gallery Fall 2015. This mentorship is intended to be a significant, transformative learning experience for the participating artists.

Linda Sormin will be the mentor of this selected group. She studied ceramics at Andrews University, Sheridan College’s Craft & Design program (Diploma in Ceramics) and Alfred University (MFA 2003). 

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Professor Interviewed on TorahResource Radio

This month on TorahResource Radio we interview Dr. Jacques Doukhan.

Jacques B. Doukhan was born in Algeria and educated in France, where he completed his doctorate in Hebrew language and literature at the University of Strasbourg. He was then the recipient of a post doctorate research scholarship from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Doukhan also holds a doctorate in Old Testament exegesis from Andrews University, where he is now professor of Hebrew, Old Testament exegesis, and Jewish Studies. He also is editor of L’Oliver and Shabbat Shalom and director of the Institute of Jewish-Christian Studies. His books include Drinking at the Sources; The Genesis Creation Story: Its Literary Structure; Hebrew for Theologians; Secrets of Daniel, and Secrets of Revelation. He is the editor of two journals, Shabbat Shalom and L’Olivier.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Alumnus to Hold Art Show

For his latest solo show, Ohio artist Lee Kirschbaum will be "coming home."

Kirschbaum's work, "Feathers and other Fine Art," will be on display Tuesday through June 28 at the KK Berge gallery in downtown Granite Falls. An artist reception will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 5.

Kirschbaum grew up on a farm outside of Granite Falls. He received a master of arts degree in mathematics from Andrews University in Michigan and at the same time, he had completed the requirements for a commercial art certificate from Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Students Document Ice Festival; Build Community

What began as a class assignment for an Andrews University film documentary class has evolved into a lot more for students Kal Anglin and Jourdain Smith. They've discovered a love for the documentary film, and they see their short documentary about this year's St. Joseph Magical Ice Fest as a way to bring people and communities together.

Read the full story, featured in the Herald Palladium, by clicking the link below.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Andrews Alumna Named Union College President

Union College has hired its first woman president. Dr. Vinita Sauder replaces John Wagner, retiring this summer.

Dr. Vinita Sauder, currently vice president for strategic initiatives at Southern Adventist University, has accepted the invitation of the Union College Board of Trustees to serve as Union's next president.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Professor Develops Early Math Skills Test

Getting help early is critical, but unlike reading, there are very few math assessments for young students that may explain why they struggle to perform calculations such as addition and subtraction.

Now, Researchers at the University of Western Ontario have developed a two-minute screening test to determine whether students as early as senior kindergarten have a handle on numeracy skills – and to catch those who may be showing signs of early learning problems or who just need extra help.

The remarkably simple test was created by Daniel Ansari, the Canada Research Chair in developmental cognitive neuroscience, and Nadia Nosworthy, now an assistant professor at Michigan’s Andrews University, because there was a need for math assessments in developing countries that did not require a computer to administer.

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Compassion Passion

Nurses, doctors and other hospital personnel don't always get to hear the words "thank you" from patients, but they did Thursday from motivational speaker and burn survivor Allison Massari on behalf of all patients.
Massari, who survived a fiery car crash in 1998 and spent more than a year in the hospital, gave a moving talk to Lakeland Health System employees Thursday morning in a presentation at the Howard Performing Arts Center at Andrews University. Her speech was part of Lakeland's celebration of National Hospital Week.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Envision Magazine Featured in Paper

Envision, a regular publication produced by the Andrews University Department of Communication, has been named the best mobile publication in North America by the Associated Church Press (ACP), the university announced.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Student Speaks On Nigeria Kidnappings

Lots of attention has come to Nigeria after the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls by the terror group Boko Haram. A local woman born in Nigeria wants people to know this is not the way it normally is in her native land.

Ejiro Elems came to Andrews University with her family in 2005.

She says it's okay for women to get an education in Nigeria. In fact, that's where she got her first college degree.

Elems says men are very respectful and protective of women in Nigeria, so she says the men involved in the kidnappings are not real Nigerians.

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Professor Interviewed on Radio Show

A regular publication through the Andrews University Department of Communication was recently named the best mobile publication in North America by the Associated Church Press. Professor Debbie Michel says Envision's "Best in Class" honor was one of five awards won by the student publication, up against 1,200 other entries. 

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bringing the Real World to Genesis

The late Siegfried Horn, who at the time was dean of the Theological Seminary at Andrews University, authored the following article. In it, we encounter reasons for thinking twice about using biblical chronology as a measure for the age of the earth. Dr. Horn points out that many dates we rely upon prophetically are not universally embraced for their historicity. He further notes that many dates about which there is little controversy are frequently derived by relying upon secular source material—not from Scripture itself.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Professor on Radio Show

Desmond Murray, associate professor of chemistry, talks on air about students and science. Click the link below to listen. 

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Professor Quoted in Article

A couple articles ago I started a look at some popular food myths that have no real scientific merit. I love these things as they help people make better, more informed choices about food without being mislead by popular hearsay. Here are a few more food myths for you to ponder:

Your body can’t use the protein from beans unless you eat them with rice.
This is a myth that I once believed in as it pertained to how we would design complementary ingredients when creating new dishes.  Now we know better.  Proteins - which our bodies need to make everything from new muscle to hormones - are made up of different combinations of 20 amino acids. Thing is, our bodies can make only 11 of these amino acids; we must get the other nine from food. Animal-based protein-rich foods like eggs and meat provide all nine of these “essential” amino acids, but nearly all plant foods are low in at least one. Experts used to say that to get what your body needs to make proteins, you needed to pair plant-based foods with complementary sets of amino acids - like rice and beans. Now they know that you don’t have to eat those foods at the same meal. “If you get a variety of foods throughout the day, they all go into the ‘basket’ of amino acids that are available for the body to use,” says Winston J. Craig, Ph.D., R.D., nutrition department chair at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

University Gardens in the News

The Andrews University Student Gardens is gearing up for another season of their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. The program, which will run from early June through mid-October, allows community members to sign up for a weekly delivery of fresh local produce brought right to their door.

Read the full story at or the Herald Palladium.

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.



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