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Friday, April 24, 2015

Ameriprise Financial Seminar

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
12 p.m.
Ad Building, Room 306

Ameriprise Financial invites you to join us for a special seminar, Why a Roth IRA, Why Now? Hosted and presented by Kim D Wooden, CPA, MBA with Ameriprise Financial

Find out which factors to consider before choosing a Roth Conversion. During this complimentary, informative seminar you will learn how to:

  • Cut through the clutter and decide if a Roth IRA conversion is right for you
  • Understand the value of balancing taxable with tax-free income in retirement
  • Take full advantage of all the benefits of a Roth conversion while avoiding common pitfalls

Space is limited. Please call 269-687-2500 to make a reservation

This is an informational seminar. There is no cost or obligation.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Graduation Weekend at Dining Services

Dining Services hours for May Graduation Weekend 2015 will be as follows:

Terrace Café

Friday, May 1   11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Sabbath, May 2  12:30–2:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 3  10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.


Friday, May 1   8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sabbath, May 2   6–8 p.m.
Sunday, May 3   12–7 p.m.

For more information on services, pricing, etc.. please visit our "Graduation Weekend" page at

Final Exam Schedule Changed

A request was made by AUSA and has been granted by Andrews University Administration to revamp the final exam schedule.

Morning exams will be shifted 30 minutes later in order to remove the 7:30 a.m. final exam start time. This will be effective this current semester and impacts classes which are scheduled to meet in the mornings. You may view the new final exam schedule online at

Students with four or more exams scheduled for one day should contact the dean of their school.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Final Installment of 2015 Winter-Spring Student Seminar Presentations

All are encouraged to attend ChemSem and hear Jasmine Griggs,  Swanieka Choy and Jordan Holzschuher present their topics on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 4:30pm in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Topics are:
Xanthum Gum: Harmful or Harmless?(Jasmine Griggs)

A Chemist View of Melanogenesis(Swanieka Choy)

Clozapine: A Miracle Antipsychotic (Jordan Holzschuher)

This is the sixth and final :) installment of our 2015 Winter-Spring Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry StudentSeminar Series. See the attached flyers for more speaker information.

For non-Andrews faculty, students and others wishing to attend:

There are directions given to Andrews at:

To get to the A-107 Halenz Hall:
Turn in at the J. N. Andrews Blvd. entrance.  Go pass the Security Gate House.  Make  right turn at the first intersection on to E Campus Circle Drive.   Then make a left turn at the next intersection (E Campus Circle Drive).  Make another left onto Administration Drive.  The Science Complex is the bldg on your left.  The Chemistry Dept. is on the side of the Science Complex (4270 Administration Drive) opposite the Bookstore parking lot.  You can park in the bookstore parking lot or the one straight ahead.  My Office # is A-323 Halenz Hall .... on the third floor of the Science Complex.

Teachers are encouraged to announce this seminar in their classes and/or forward this email to their classes.All are welcome to forward this email along to colleagues and friends.

Journey is Raising Funds to Perform at GC

A once-in-a-lifetime experience and you can be part of it! Journey has the opportunity to represent Andrews University at the 2015 General Conference in San Antonio, but we need your help to get there.

$5, $10, $15, $50, $100—whatever you can spare will help. You can send your donations to either paypal: or

For more information contact Wanda Cantrell at 269-471-3264.

Retirement Celebration for Miroslav Kis

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: Seminary Commons

The Seminary invites you to join them in wishing Dr. Miroslav Kis well as he retires from 32 years of service to the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. This will be a come-and-go reception with a farewell program from 6–6:30 p.m.

Andrews Career Services Directory

Career questions and concerns are common for all university students, especailly those who are toward the end of their college career. Andrews University offers many career services free to students that will help to prepare each one as they move forward into a chosen career.

On the Andrews campus, the career services are divided into two areas: Career Development and Career Placement. Each area covers certain aspects of establishing and finding a career and is provided by different departments.

Attached you will find further information on the services offered, and a directory of the different department representatives.

STUDENTS: Take Spring Course Surveys

It is once again time for students to rate their courses through course surveys. Course surveys provide the opportunity to give important (and anonymous) feedback to instructors on the effectiveness of the course.

Most courses will be surveyed electronically through our automated system, Class Climate. Email invitations for each course survey will be sent Monday morning, April 13. If the survey is not taken, reminders will be sent automatically every three days until April 24. A Certificate of Completion will be generated and emailed to you after each survey is submitted. This may be saved, and used as proof of completion if the instructor offers any type of incentive.

Thank you in advance for your participation. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Carroll in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at 269-471-3308 (

Retirement Celebration for James Jeffery

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time: 3–5 p.m. (farewell program from 4–4:30 p.m.) 
Location: Badger & Hoosier Rooms, Campus Center

The School of Education invites you to join them in wishing Jim Jeffery well as he retires. Jeffery is retiring as the dean of the School of Education on July 1, 2015. He has been a valued colleague at the University for 16 years, with 13 of those as dean. During this 13-year tenure (the longest of any dean of the School of Education), he has led the school through multiple accreditations: NCATE, CACREP, NASP and various SPAs. The quality of the school, under his leadership, has been recognized by both accreditation teams (no areas for improvement in the last NCATE visit—a rare achievement) and by the state (Andrews was the top teacher training institution in Michigan for four years in a row).

Come celebrate his many years of service to Seventh-day Adventist education and Andrews University at his retirement reception.

This will be a come-and-go reception. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Doctoral Defense for Ellen Rodrigues

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
12–2 p.m.
Griggs Hall Round Room

Ellen Nogueira Rodrigues will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD  in Curriculum and Instruction. Ellen Nogueira Rodrigues’ dissertation title is, “Curriculum Design and Language Learning: An Analysis of English Textbooks in Brazil.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

WAUS Thank You Concert: Symphony Orchestra

April 25, 2015 8:00 PM at the Howard Performing Arts Center.

The Andrews University Symphony Orchestra's spring concert will serve as this year's annual WAUS donor thank-you concert.


Ruth Murdoch Instrumental Spring Concert

May 7, 2015
7 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School presents its instrumental spring concert under the direction of Byron Graves.


Andrews Academy Choir & Orchestra Spring Concert

May 5, 2015 7:00 PM at the Howard Performing Arts Center.

The Andrews Academy choir and orchestra present their spring concert under the direction of Hector Flores.


Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra

The Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra is ready for Spring! This concert is just one of the four public concerts LYMO performs each year. As one of several educational programs of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra provides an orchestral experience for talented young musicians in southwest Michigan. This outstanding musical experience is open to students between the 4th grade and college senior. The LMYO will perform on Sunday,  May 3, 2015 at 4:00pm at the Howard Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI.


YOUTH SYMPHONY – conductor Mr. Burke Lokey

Symphony No. 9 in E Minor “From the New World” by Antonin Dvorak
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor by Max Bruch
Soloist – Fangbo Yuan
                Crown of India Suite by Edward Elgar
                Piano Concerto in A Minor by Edvard Grieg
                                Soloist – Jesper Ke
ENCORE STRINGS – conductor Mr. Timothy McFeeters

                Eine Kleine Nachmusik by W.A. Mozart, arr. Roy Phillippe
                Bach Suite for String Orchestra by Vernon Leidig
                An English Folksong by Terry McQuilken

CONCERT STRINGS – conductor Mrs. Beth Oeseburg

Blue Ridge Boogey by Bruce Chase
All Through the Night arr. Andrew Dabczynski
Overture to William Tell by Gioacchino Rossini, arr. Sandra Dackow

Tickets available at the door
Adults $5
— Seniors $3
Students $3

The Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra is the capstone of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra's educational outreach programs.  Members of the Youth Symphony have the opportunity to participate in sectionals and rehearsals with members of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, perform four concerts during the season, and to perform in chamber groups in the Mendel Center lobby before SMSO concerts.  The Youth Orchestra program began in 1978 and over the past 35 years has retained the flexibility to adjust its focus to meet the changing needs of student musicians.

The Howard Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Andrews University at 4160 E Campus Circle Drive, Berrien Springs, MI 49104.

For more information about the Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra, see the educational link at, or contact the Symphony office at 269-982-4030.

Ruth Murdoch Choral Spring Concert

May 13, 2015
7 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School presents its spring choral concert under the direction of Hector Flores.


Andrews Academy Band & Bells Spring Concert

May 12, 2015
7 p.m.
Howard Perfroming Arts Center

The Andrews Academy concert band and bell choir present their spring concert under the direction of Byron Graves.


Dedication of New Campus Flag Pole

Tuesday, April 21
5:30 p.m.
Campus Mall

The campus is invited to gather for the official dedication of the Class of 2015 class gift. They have donated funds to enhance the center flag plaza and replace the main campus flag pole.  

All are welcome to join the class president Jisun Ahn, members of the Class of 2015 and President Andreasen, for a few moments of dedication and appreciation.

Madagascar Flood Drive

The island of Madagascar was recently hit with a Tropical Cyclone and continues to experience severe flooding due to cotinued heavy rainfall. Over 100,000 have been affected and many more are now suffering from starvation due to the destruction of crops.

It has estimated that it would take at least three more months for the water to go down due to the lack of infrastructure to properly drain the water.

A group of Andrews University students will be traveling to Madagascar for a study tour this spring (leaving May 17). With them, the students will be taking items for the children, women and men who have been affected by the storm.

Please help us help them by donating any of the following items:

  • Basic necessities and toiletries (for all ages and gender)
  • School supplies
  • Water purifiers
  • Solar powered lanterns/flashlights
  • Clothing
  • Suitcases (to help transport the items)
  • Cash

Any donation will be a blessing!

Items may be dropped off at the Community & International  Development Program located in Buller Hall 203. For more information or if you would like to take part in the Study Tour please contact us at 269-471-6538 or

Thank you!

AICER Presents Anna Piskozub

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) invites students, faculty and interested participants to attend a research symposium on Wednesday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m.

Presenter: Anna Piskozub, graduate services coordinator, School of Education, Andrews University

Topic: Exercise Motivators and Exercise Causality among Andrews University Students: A Correlational Study 

The purpose of this study was to identify the most important exercise motives that influence Andrews University undergraduate students’ choices and behaviors toward acquiring a more physically active lifestyle. A second purpose was to investigate whether Andrews University students were autonomous, controlled or impersonal in the regulation of their behavior toward exercise. Data collected from 316 undergraduate students was statistically analyzed by using descriptive statistics, bivariate and correlational analysis. Findings revealed significant exercise motivation predictor variables for three exercise causality orientation profiles: autonomous, control and impersonal. In addition, it exposed significant differences in the exercise motives and exercise causality orientation between the students from the School of Health Professions and other schools. 

Venue for face-to-face participants: Bell Hall, Room 013

Whether or not you are a registered Andrews students you can join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:

Or join by phone:
    +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
    Meeting ID: 986 519 485
    International numbers available:

Or join from a H.323/SIP room system:
    Dial: (US West) or (US East)
    Meeting ID: 986 519 485

Monday, April 20, 2015

Revive Vespers: What Revive is and Will Be

Friday, April 24, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Biology Amphitheater, Price Hall

Come worship with us this Friday at the last Revive vespers of the semester! We will be singing songs, hearing testimonies, and listening to a powerful devotional from Akeem James. You will not want to miss this week's vespers!

Co-curricular credit available.

AU Bookstore De-Stress Event

Wednesday, April 22
1–3 p.m.

Stressing for finals? Come to the bookstore for a De-Stress event. Enjoy cookies, puzzles, paraffin hand dips, free gifts and more! Don't let finals stress you out.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

James White Library Extended Hours

Extended hours at the James White Library begin Sunday, April 19, and are as follows:

Sunday, April 19              1–11:30 p.m.
Mon–Thurs April 20–23    8 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
Friday, April 24                 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Sunday, April 26              1–11:30 p.m.
Mon–Thurs April 27–30   8 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
Friday, May 1                  8 a.m.–3 p.m.

The library will be closed to all patrons on Sunday, May 3, for graduation.

Intersession hours will begin on Monday, May 4, at 10 a.m. Intersession hours are Monday to Thursday, May 4–7, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.  Friday, May 8, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Regular hours resume Sunday, May 10, at 1 p.m.

G.P.S. Presents: "A Conversation With An Imam"

Location: Newbold Auditorium

Date: Saturday, April 18, 6 p.m.

Student Movement seeks **Jeremy Phillip

The Student Movement is searching for a person who used the pseudonym Jeremy Phillip to write a letter to the editor that was published on November 4, 1992. 

They have some questions they would like to ask you for their upcoming centennial issue, out April 22.  If you are said person, please contact Joelle Arner at  

Your information will be kept confidential. 

Thank you!

Wind Symphony Spring Concert

Sunday, April 19, 4 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

The Wind Symphony will perform a Michigan premier of "For Those Who Wait" by Gregory Youtz and "Connacht Rhapsody" by David Holsinger, both selections were jointly commissioned by Andrews University and other universities.

The program will also feature "March Grandioso" by Roland Seitz, Movement 5 from "English Dances, Set 2" by Malcom Arnold, Symphonic Highlights from “Frozen” arranged by Stephen Bulla, "Three Dances" from Henry VIII by Edward German. The program will also feature guest tuba soloist, Roger Lewis, performing "Introduction and Dance" by Ed. Barat and the unaccompanied 2nd Movement from "Sonata in A Moll for Flute" by C.P.E. Bach.

The AU Jazz Ensemble will also perform "Pecking Order" by Kris Berg, "Bling" by Andy Farber, and "Second Line" arr. by Victor L. Goins.

General admission is $5, student and senior admission is $3 and children under 12 are free. Purchase tickets online or call the Howard Center Box Office at 888-467-6442 for student discounts and more information.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Starter Plants for Sale

Andrews Student Gardens is offering spring starter plants for sale at Smith Hall from 8–10 a.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Crops include kale, swiss chard, mustard greens, collard greens, basil, oregano, sage, etc.

Farewell Reception for Brent Geraty

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 3–5 p.m.
Location: Howard Performing Arts Center Lobby

You are invited to join us to celebrate Brent’s 15 years of service to Andrews University as its legal counsel, corporation secretary, pre-law advisor and part-time faculty member in the Department of History & Political Science. For the past four and a half years, Brent also served as chair of the Andrews Academy Governing Board. He is the third generation of Geratys to serve Andrews University and Adventist education with distinction. Brent and his family are relocating to Southern California where he will serve as general counsel at the University of Redlands.

Come wish him and his family well at this come-and-go reception.

University Garden Plots 2015

Retirement Celebration for Bonnie Proctor

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Location: Administration Building, Room 307

The School of Graduate Studies & Research invites you to join them in wishing Bonnie Proctor well as she retires. Bonnie Proctor has been the dissertation secretary for Andrews University since 1991. Her dedication and service for the last 20+ years have been greatly appreciated and she will be missed.

This will be a come-and-go reception with a farewell program from 4–4:30 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

Faculty Brainstorming Session

Faculty: Are you passionate about professional development? Do you have ideas of activities that could enhance the professional development of faculty here on campus? Are you excited about the possibility of connecting with other faculty members as you continue to explore ways of enhancing the learning experience?

The Office of Human Resources, Department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum, and Effective Teaching and Learning Council invite you to a "come-and-go" brainstorming session during lunch on Tuesday, April 21, from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Lincoln Room at the Campus Center. You are invited to come and join us as we brainstorm ideas for faculty professional development for this coming year. 

RSVP by sending an email to, and be sure to include your name, ID#, email address, and the department where you teach.

Course Tune-Up Workshop for Faculty

Faculty: Kickstart your summer by revising one of your courses (online, blended, or face-to-face). This workshop is designed as a work session focusing on four areas: a needs assessment of your course, alignment of goals and learning activities, increasing interaction and engagement, and utilizing LearningHub enhancements.

The Course Tune-Up workshop will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015, from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Note: Remote adjunct faculty are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom.

To RSVP, please click on the following link:

AU x ALTSO Thank You

On behalf of the AU Marathon Team and A Leg to Stand On (ALTSO), we want to thank you so much for your generous donations in support of our Marathon/Half Marathon on April 12. We were able to raise over $2,400 towards our fundraising goal! This will help nine children receive prosthetic devices who otherwise wouldn't be able to stand, let alone walk, and it's all because of you. On behalf of them, and of us, thank you!

Here is a link to a short video with pictures re-capping our marathon weekend:

Thank you again!

AU x ALTSO Marathon Team

Here's a link to the full album of pictures, just in case you want to see more.

Presentation of Festschrift to George Knight

Dr. George R. Knight - Festschrift

Please join Andrews University for the presentation of a festschrift to George Knight in honor of his distinguished teaching, research, editorial and publishing career.

The recently released book, "Adventist Maverick: A Celebration of George Knight’s Contribution to Adventist Thought," is a collection of writings by colleagues and students who have come to highly respect Knight and his scholarship.

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 21, at 11:30 a.m. in the Seminary Chapel at Andrews University and will feature tributes by the editors and a response from Knight. A reception will follow in the Seminary Commons. All are welcome.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Interdisciplinary Public Lecture

Speaker: Christopher R. Mwashinga
Location: Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall, Andrews University
Date: Saturday April 25, 2015
Time: 4–5:15 p.m.

The Tanzanian Club of Andrews University presents “Global South Christianity and Adventism: How should the Church respond” by Christopher R. Mwashinga.

Christopher R. Mwashinga is a PhD student in systematic theology at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. The concept of global south Christianity [also global south Adventism] describes some important trends in Christianity which in the coming decades will affect the makeup of Christianity in general and Adventism in particular, and how churches do their missional work. So, how should the Seventh-day Adventist church respond to these trends? Mwashinga will share some important insights on how the church should respond to this worldwide phenomenon.

Come one come all. Let’s start a conversation.

New Employee Orientation

The next New Employee Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, May 7, from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. New full-time (or part-time with benefits) employees need to RSVP to Please be sure to include the employee's name, ID#, email address and department where they work. 


U.S. Flag at Half Mast April 15

Gov. Rick Snyder has joined President Barack Obama’s call for all United States flags to be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, April 15, as a day of remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln.

The day marks the 150th anniversary of the day the nation’s 16th president died.

“We do not lack for reminders of President Lincoln’s actions, which will live in our nation’s hearts for as long as we remain a strong and united country,” Snyder said. “Today we will remember the person—his dedication to what we should stand for and the courage to fight for it. Let us all pause today and reflect on President Lincoln’s vision for America and what we all can do moving forward in that spirit.

Revive Vespers: From Questions to Answers

Friday, April 17, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Biology Amphitheater/Price Hall

Do you have questions on forgiveness, unity and the church, prophecy, revival in light of the second coming, or the Laodicean church and how it applies to the church today? Join us for Revive Vespers this Friday as several of our speakers from this past school year will be answering questions on these topics? If you have a question on one of these topics, please text it to 269-422-7098.

Co-curricular credit available.

Joshua Martin Senior BFA Thesis

Tuesday, April 15, 2015
6 p.m.
Art & Design Gallery, Smith Hall

A photographic series focusing on the bodies of athletes, fashioned in editorial and fine art style. Understanding how various skin tones are shaped by light and shadow, whether they be static or in motion. 

Prints will be available for sale.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sitting is the New Smoking Intensive

The Institute for Prevention of Addictions Presents…“Sitting is the New Smoking”

Date: May 4–7, 2015
Time: Monday–Thursday
Location: Buller Hall 208

An intensive course for students to learn about the damage of sedentary lifestyles and the relationship to addiction.

Featuring Ernie Medina from Loma Linda University and presenters who are research, prevention and treatment experts.

Tuition cost same per credit hour as package rate. Will be videotaping, so can miss part of the week.

Academic credit available: Enroll for 1–3 academic credits through the Departments of Behavioral Sciences or Social Work. May attend for non-credit at $40 per day or CEUs available for $126/day.

BHSC 438-001 CRN (430)  (Behavioral Science majors, minors or General Education)
BHSC 648-001 CRN (431)  (Non-social work graduate students)
SOWK 438-001 CRN (364) (Social work students only)
SOWK 648-001 CRN (365) (Social work graduate students only)

For additional information email

Andrews Electronics Recycling Day

Wednesday, April 22, 3–7 p.m.
Transportation Building

Andrews University invites community members, businesses and residents from surrounding communities to recycle their unwanted electronic items at the University’s biannual electronics recycling event. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 22, from 3–7 p.m. at the Transportation building. In partnership with Andrews University, Green Earth Electronics Recycling will be operating the event.

Accepted items include computers, laptops, smart phones, monitors, TVs, telephones, cameras, DVD players, cords/cables, printers, toner cartridges, cell phones, refrigerators, air conditioners, appliances and any other electronic items or items with a cord.

A hazardous waste fee will be collected for CRT monitors ($5) and tube TVs ($10). All other items are recycled free of charge. Thin monitors and TVs (LCD and plasma) are free to recycle.

Any Andrews University departments wishing to participate are asked to please contact ITS to have items picked up prior to the event.

All hard drives are wiped to Department of Defense specifications or shredded. Businesses are encouraged to preregister by emailing or calling 269-326-1232.

Efficiency UNITED will be in partnering with Green Earth and offering rebate incentives to customers of a participating utility provider (Indiana Michigan Power, South Haven Public Works, Dowagiac Electric) when they recycle a working refrigerator, freezer, dehumidifier, or room AC ($50 rebate for working refrigerators and freezers/$15 rebate for working dehumidifiers and room AC units).

Green Earth Electronics Recycling, headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, is a company whose focus is to keep unwanted electronics out of the landfill by using the best practices in information destruction and recycling. They are registered as a recycler with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Their services include corporate and institutional pickups as well as community drop-off events.

For more information please visit or email

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Artwork by Mark Hunt Unveiled

Monday, April 13, 2015
3 p.m.
James White Library Lobby (Seminary collection side)

As part of the National Library Week Celebration, April 13–17, the James White Library will be unveiling the "Creation of Man" artwork by Mark Phillip Hunt. This piece of art is 64”x32", medium: hand etched granite and glass.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served, and you can enjoy great music as well.

Trynchuk Violin Studio Recital

Sunday, April 19
7 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

Enjoy the performances of Carla Trynchuk's students in this violin studio recital.

McAndrew Voice Studio Recital

Sunday, April 19
3:30 p.m.
Hamel Hall, Room 304

Chamber Music Studio Recital

Sunday, April 19
11 a.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

Chamber musicians will perform in a studio recital.

Department of Music Assembly: Recital

Tuesday, April 14
11:30 a.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

Come enjoy a showcase of musical talent.

Junior Violin Recital: Hayden Leung

Monday, April 13
7:30 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

Come support Hayden Leung as she performs her junior violin recital.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Gymnics Homeshow and 50th Anniversary

The Andrews University Gymnics are celebrating their 50th anniversary this weekend with a Gymnics alumni get-together and a tribal themed homeshow titled "With All." The schedule is as follows:

Friday, April 10
Vespers, 9 p.m., Johnson Gym

Saturday, April 11
Church service, 11 a.m., Johnson Gym
Lunch: 12:45 p.m., Dining Services, Campus Center
(meal tickets available from Gymnics coach)
Homeshow, 9 p.m., Johnson Gym

Sunday, April 12
Homeshow, 3 p.m., Johnson Gym

Tickets for Homeshow are $5 for students and Gymnics alumni and $7 for all others.

Graduate Piano Recital

Anne Loura will perform at 7 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.

Sam's Chicken at Dining Services

Tomorrow night, Thursday, April 9, the Terrace Cafe will be serving their classic Sam's Chicken meal. Don't miss out on your favorites!

Terrace Cafe Supper Hours:
5–7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Horn Lectureship Series

Monday, April 13
7 p.m.
Seminary Chapel

The Horn Lectureship Series presents “Making a Future for our Past: Student Research at the Institute of Archaeology and the Siegfried Horn Archaeological Museum” by Robert Bates and his students from Andrews University.

Robert Bates, research associate at the Institute of Archaeology, is having a profound impact on the lives of students here at Andrews University. For the past four years undergraduates taking general education courses in history and behavioral sciences have had an unprecedented opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects at the Institute of Archaeology and the Siegfried H. Horn Archaeological Museum.

Under his direction, students are being trained and mentored in conducting research, analyzing artifacts, developing museum displays, photographing artifacts, collecting data, and preparing databases. They are given hands-on experience in examining artifacts ranging from the Early Bronze Age to the Late Ottoman period.

As of now, nearly 300 Andrews University undergraduate and Berrien County RESA high school students have participated in this project. The students are given an opportunity to do the type of research that is generally limited to graduate students, making an important contribution to archaeology, history and our understanding of the Bible.

Come see them showcase their unique and impressive contribution to the archaeological research goals of Andrews University.

Co-curricular credit will be offered. The event is free and open to the public.

Thank You for Participating in the NSSE Survey

Simone, Alex, Haley, Megan and Joshua wish to thank all freshmen and seniors who spent some of their valuable time taking the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

“This semester I have been finishing up my research projects to complete my bachelor’s degree in marketing,” says Megan Reid, one of our NSSE student representatives. “I’ve come to realize firsthand how important it is to collect good data—and how difficult it is to get people to participate. I was glad to help promote a culture of assessment on our campus because I know it can lead to improvements in effectiveness. And I’m proud for the participation improvement we had this year with the NSSE Survey.”

To further promote participation in the NSSE Survey, the University’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness entered students who took the survey into a drawing for gift cards. Lynn Merklin, director, recently announced the winners: Jasmine Griggs, Jae-Hyun Joo, Brian Shockey, Tim McGuire, Amanda Phillips, Lindy Elloway, Jesse Snelling, Whitney Watson.

Our NSSE survey response increased nearly five percent over the last survey, with 34.8 percent of freshmen and seniors participating. Survey results will be delivered sometime in August. When those results are available they will be posted at

Youth Ministry Opportunity April 11

HELP WANTED: Are you available Sabbath, April 11, 2015? Are you comfortable working with youth grades 9–12? Enjoy singing & talking about God with youth? Interested in FREE BREAKFAST? Well, this is a great ministry opportunity for you. Get a free T-shirt for participation.

CONTACT: Kreshona Brown at, no later than April 9, with your interest in the Andrews Academy Youth Rally at the Howard Performing Arts Center on April 11.

Hugo Cotro Doctoral Defense

Monday, April 13, 2015
9:30 a.m.
Seminary Hall, Room S215

Hugo Cotro will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD degree in the area of New Testament Studies. Cotro's dissertation title is "Up From Sea and Earth: Revelation 13:1,11." Those wishing to attend must make their request by calling 269-471-6002 no later than April 9.

Seating is limited.

Christine Vetne Doctoral Defense

Thursday, April 16, 2015
3:30 p.m.
Administration Building, Room 307

Christine Vetne will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD degree in the area of Old Testament Exegesis. Vetne's dissertation title is "The Function of 'Hope' as a Lexical and Theological Keyword in the Psalter: A Structural-Theological Study of Five Psalms (PSS 42-43, 52, 62, 69, 71) Within Their Final Shape Context (PSS 42-72)."

Those wishing to attend must make their request by calling 269-471-6002 no later than April 15.

Patrice Allet Doctoral Defense

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
1:30 p.m.
Seminary Hall, Room S325

Patrice Allet will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD degree in the area of New Testament Studies. Allet's dissertation title is "Revelation 6:9–11: An Exegesis of the Fifth Seal in the Light of the Problem of the Eschatological Delay."

Those wishing to attend must make their request by calling 269-471-6002 no later than April 13.

Please note that seating is limited.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Revive Vespers: Powers of Heaven

Friday April 10, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Biology Amphitheater, Price Hall, Science Complex

Join us for Revive Vespers as Alanna Knapp presents a message titled "Powers of Heaven." 

Co-curricular credit available.



AU News 4.3.15

Latest AU News

~Bike Share Program ~International Food Fair ~"Testimony" Video Series ~Gymnics Milestone ~Andrews History

Friday, April 3, 2015

Microsoft Office Support

Faculty and Staff: Do you have questions about Microsoft 2013? Are you working on a project and would like more one-on-one assistance on how to complete it to better meet your needs? Do you have more general questions about Word, PowerPoint, Excel or any of the other Microsoft Office applications? 

During the month of April we are offering a few opportunities for Microsoft Office Support in various buildings around campus (in the same fashion as “Moodling with Marsha”). These will be general help sessions (with no planned training agenda) open to faculty or staff who have questions and would like some one-on-one support in Microsoft Office.

      April 6, 3:15–5:15 p.m.      Administration Building, Room 307
      April 8, 3:15–5:15 p.m.      Seminary, Student Lounge
      April 10, 9–11 a.m.            Science Complex, Biology Lobby
      April 13, 3:15–5:15 p.m.    Harrigan Hall, Room 235
      April 15, 3:15–5:15 p.m.    Marsh Hall, 2nd Floor Lobby
      April 17, 9–11 a.m.            Buller Hall, 2nd Floor Student Lounge
      April 20, 3:15–5:15 p.m.    Science Complex, Biology Lobby
      April 22, 3:15–5:15 p.m.    Architecture Building Lobby
      April 24, 9–11 a.m.            Seminary, Student Commons

Spring Honors Thesis Symposium

The academic capstone of our Honors school year takes place Friday, April 10, from 1:30–5 p.m. in Buller Hall—the Honors Thesis Symposium. At that event, our thesis researchers will be presenting the final results of their year-long investigations in formal talks throughout the afternoon.

Please consult the program to find topics of particular interest. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. in the Buller Hall Lobby.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Graduate Enrollment Office

The Office of Graduate Enrollment will have limited services from April 7 to April 10 due to a Professional Development Conference staff members will be attending. The staff will have limited acces to Internet, however you may send an email to and we will respond as we are able. 

AndrewsVolunteers Launch Party

Monday, April 13
4–6 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center

We are happy to introduce a new function of the Office of Alumni Services. At the request of David Faehner, vice president for University Advancement, an organization is being formed to coordinate the valuable service of our current and future volunteers. Through the years, volunteers have given untold hours of their time and energy to enhance University experiences. Having an organized volunteer program will become even more important in the future. Ray Nelson, a local retired alum, has accepted the coordinator position for this important venture.

In order to best serve the campus, he will be contacting you shortly to determine if you have a need for volunteers in your specific department/area. We would also appreciate a representative from your area attending the launch party on April 13 so the good news can be shared with your team.

Further details about the AndrewsVolunteers program are available online at, including a Service Request Form. Contact can also be made by email: or phone: 269-471-6274.

Nutrition Lab Offered During May Express

FDNT 240 Nutrition Lab (non-science students only) is offered during May Express!
Registration is now open.
Hurry, this course may fill up fast since it is offered due to popular need.

When: May 4–15
Time: M, T, W, R 1:30–4 p.m.
Where: Marsh Hall Rm 300 (main campus)

To register, go to, click on Registration Central.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Classical Seminary Concert

Sunday, April 12
7 p.m., Seminary Chapel

A free concert by students, staff, faculty and friends of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary

Light reception to follow.

Co-curricular credit available.


AICER's Round Table Presentations

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) will host Round Table presentations to showcase graduate dissertation proposals. You  are invited to attend and participate in the discussion following the presentations.

  Students’ Perceptions about Academic Motivation

 Samuel Adamou

This study investigates the roles that innate psychological needs and students’ attitudes have on student motivation.  The study seeks to explore how students’ perceptions of autonomy, competence, and relatedness play an important part in college and university students’ attitudes and motivation. Using the self-determination theory, this study is focused on how the appropriation process of extrinsic motivated activities is necessary and is a key to success. 

Course Type, Course Level, Student Age, Gender and Personality Type as Correlates of Student Evaluation of Teaching  

Fatima Al Nasser

Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) is a significant tool that most higher education institutions around the world use to help measure the course and instructor effectiveness. A review of the literature indicated that course type and level were the characteristics that affect the SET’s results. Also, the review indicated that student’s age, gender, and personality type were the student’s characteristics that most affect the SET’s results. The purpose of the study is to propose and empirically investigate the effects of the five factors on the students’ level of satisfaction with their education.      

Curriculum Design & Language Learning: An Analysis of English Textbooks in Brazil

Ellen Rodrigues

The purpose of this study is to analyze two sixth-grade Brazilian EFL  textbooks, identifying the underlying methodological approach of these textbooks and observing to what extent textbook writers are taking into account language curriculum design. The study analyzes how language learning processes are being incorporated into the foreign language textbook and evaluates the textbooks’ strengths and weaknesses, indicating changes necessary for these textbooks.

Capacity Building for International Development Practitioners
through an Off-Campus Program

Ralph Wood

Andrews University a Master of International Development Administration (MIDA) degree. This program was developed to 1) build the capacity of international development practitioners, 2) build capacity of the organizations that employ them through MIDA transference and 3) build the capacity of the society they are serving. Perception(s) and capacity building that has occurred will be studied. The main hypotheses of this program evaluation is that the MIDA capacity building will have a positive effect both on the MIDA alumni and the organizations, and the lessons learned through this research can be used to strengthen the MIDA Program. 


Venue for face-to-face Participants :  Bell Hall Room 013,

Whether or not you are a registered Andrews’ students you can join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:

Or join by phone:

    +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
    Meeting ID: 986 519 485
    International numbers available:

Or join from a H.323/SIP room system:

    Dial: (US West) or (US East)
    Meeting ID: 986 519 485

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Gourmet To Go

Dining Services will be offering family-style takeout entrées, making your dinner experience hassle free. These delicious made-from-scratch entrées can be simply paired with a side of vegetables and salad for the perfect meal. No pre arrangements are necessary, entrées are available at the Gazebo during regular business hours. Each entrée of 12 servings costs $28. Choose from the following options:

†Italian Lasagna
†Sam’s Chicken
*†Special K Roast
*vBBQ Meatballs
†Marvelous Meatloaf

For Gazebo hours, please visit our webpage:


* Contains nuts
† Contains dairy
v Vegan

Revive Vespers: Revival In Light of the Second Coming

Join us this Friday for Revive Vespers! Yerling Quispe, Karin Erickson, Veronica Penny, Celena Barclay and Akeem James will be presenting on how love, seeking Christ, humility, patience and witnessing connect with revival in our spiritual lives and the Second Coming.

Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.
Biology Amphitheater, Price Hall, Science Complex

Co-curricular credit available.



Friday, March 27, 2015


Do you hate filing for financial aid?  Do you wish someone would walk you through it? 

From March 30 to April 10, the SFS lobby will turn into a full-service financial aid station.  Financial aid advisors and trained staff will be there to walk you through your financial aid requirements for the 2015-2016 school year.  No appointments are necessary.  If you need to turn in a Financial Information sheet, download one at this link, and bring it with you.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pathfinder Leadership Training

Pathfinder Leadership, AYMT Instructor seminars held in the PMC Junior 1 classroom.

The new AYMT certificate for Teen Leaders in Training and Pathfinder staff.  There is no registration or fee required. 

March 27, 5:45pm, EDUC 230 Teaching AY Honors

March 27, 7:15pm, EDUC 212 Practical Application for Teaching Investiture Achievement in a Large Club

March 27, 2:30pm, EDUC Teaching the Pathfinder AY Curriculum

March 27, 4:00pm, EDUC 200 Teaching Investiture Achievement

March 27, 5:30pm, Teaching a Specific Honor

April 3, 5:45pm, EDUC 003 Understanding Learning Styles

April 3, 7:15pm,  Teaching a Specific Honor

April 4, 2:30pm,  EDUC 002 Understanding Teaching Styles

April 4, 4:00pm,  EDUC 004 Understanding Multiple Intelligence

Spring Blood Drive

Come give blood on Wednesday, April 8 from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm.  Everyone who gives blood gets a coupon for a free large one topping pizza from Papa Johns. Appointments are preferred go to Come donate blood and save lives.

2015 Cuba Study Tour Outreach Report

Join us in the Seminary Chapel on Thursday, April 2 at 11:30am to hear stories and see photos of the spring break 2015 Cuba Study Tour. We will talk about how God used our evangelistic efforts to reach the people of communist Cuba as well as how the Bikes for Cuba and Tablets for Cuba fundraisers changed the lives of the people we met there. Worship credit for Seminary students will be provided. Be there! 

Madagascar Study Tour

Children's Leadership Conference 2015

Join the Kids' Center @ CYE at the 3rd annual Children's Leadership Conference April 17-19, 2015! If you love sharing Jesus with children, this weekend event is perfect for you! Come out and learn how to "Use Your Gifts" for Christ as we explore traditional and creative ministry techniques.  Weekend presenters include Sherri Uhrig, Rocio Rojas, Ben Roy, and Mike Edge. Workshops will also be offered for Master Guide training and Hispanic ministries.  Register by February 1, 2015 to take advantage of our great Early Bird Pricing: $69 for students & $49 for adults.  

For more information, visit our website:

Lebanon Mission Trip

Two more team members are urgently needed for the Middle East mission trip.

If you are mission-minded and have an interest in learning about missions in the Muslim world, consider the Lebanon study tour/mission trip. For 6 religion credits you can spend three weeks in Lebanon serving and learning at the cross-roads of the Middle East. Deadline is fast approaching. Contact Glenn Russell (269-87607657 or for more information. 


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

April Foods Cooking Demo

Sam's Chicken at Dining Services

It's that time again!

Join us for lunch tomorrow, Thursday 26th, for a classic SAM'S CHICKEN lunch meal at the Terrace Cafe.  Lunch will be served from 11am to 2:30pm.


See you then!

C.S. Lewis's "The Great Divorce" in Reader's Theater

The J.N. Andrews Honors Program invites you to:

A Reader's Theater Production of C. S. Lewis's "The Great Divorce"
Sunday, April 5, at 6 p.m. in University Towers Auditorium.

Starring Brian Strayer as the narrator, with Keith Mattingly, David Faehner, Frances Faehner, Monique Pittman, Ante Jeroncic, Hyveth Williams, Joseph Greig, Ronald Knott, Zackery Babb and Alejandra Castillo.

C.S. Lewis's "The Great Divorce" (1946) is a short, allegorical novel about a man who finds himself in Hell to discover that the damned may take a bus to Heaven, and that anyone who wishes may stay there. What follows is a series of conversations between the "Ghosts" of Hell and the "Solid People" of Heaven, exposing the choices that we make toward either of those destinations in our everyday lives. 

This live presentation of Reader’s Theater differs from traditional theater in that the voice, rather than blocking and costuming, carries the drama. The script is read rather than memorized, resulting in a directed, well-rehearsed dramatic presentation. This production is directed by Olivia Ruiz-Knott, in partial fulfilment of her Senior Honors Thesis.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Running for Change

What do 10 Andrews University students and 12,804 children from Cambodia to Colombia have in common?

Why, A Leg to Stand On, of course! For us, it’s our literal legs—the ones we are counting on to carry us 13.1 or 26.2 miles on April 12 (depending on the runner). For them, it’s a prosthetic device or orthopedic care that has opened up a world of possibilities by enabling the simple act of walking.

YOU can make a difference. Your support of the Andrews University ALTSO Marathon Team will help fund orthopedic care for a child in need whose family cannot afford treatment.

Any amount helps and all donations are tax deductible.

We need your help to raise an additional $4,020 by race day to reach our goal!

Click here to donate!

Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Conference 2015

On April 1, 2015, the Andrews University Department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum will host the 13th annual Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Conference. The conference theme this year is The Scholarship of Teaching.  

This event provides university faculty, Pre-K–12 teachers, graduate and undergraduate students, and other education professionals with the opportunity to present papers, posters and demonstrations to an audience of peers and guests within a formal conference setting. In addition to student participation, TLC organizers encourage area educators, including Andrews University faculty members, to attend and to present. This year’s events currently include panel sessions presented by local educators and students in the area of urban and minority education as well as a panel session on the topic of project-based learning, and presenter registration is still ongoing.

We are excited to announce that our keynote address will be presented by Michigan’s Teacher of the Year, Melody Arabo, who will speak about her experiences and convictions as an educator. 

Conference registration is free and may be completed onsite on the day of the conference or in advance through Eventbrite. Educators who would like to receive SCECHS for certification through the state of Michigan will be eligible to receive three credits if they attend all conference sessions. Michigan Conference educators are also eligible to receive PACS.

Guests who would like to enjoy a catered box supper for a fee of $7.50 at the event must pre-order through the TLC. Tickets for the supper will be available from February 1, 2015 through March 25, 2015. Those wishing to order a boxed supper should either stop by the TLC department in Bell Hall, Room 014, or mail a check made payable to Andrews University to the TLC department at the following address:

Attention: Esther Penn
Department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum
4195 Administration Dr
Berrien Springs MI 49104

Meal options include: egg salad, vege-chicken salad, vegan and gluten-free

Attendees, please register here by March 31, 2015 
Presenters, please register here by March 18, 2015  

Prophecy? Why Should I Care?!

Join us this upcoming Friday for Revive Vespers as Mark Howard, Director of the Emmanuel Institute, presents the message entitled, "Prophecy? Why Should I Care?!"


7:30 PM on Friday, March 27, 2015

Biology Amphitheater/Price Hall

Co-curricular credit availible 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Essay and Video Contest- National Library Week

Get creative, have fun, and win a cash prize! Share with us your talents and skills by entering our Essay and Video Contest for our upcoming National Library Week on April 12-18!

Your objective is to creatively convey the concept "Libraries Change Lives." Are you up to the challenge? Visit here for more details:

Cash prizes will be given to 1st and 2nd place winners of each of these categories: Elementary school, Secondary school, Undergraduate, Graduate, Faculty/Staff/Community.

The deadline to submit your entry is April 6, 2015. Please send questions to

Phi Kappa Phi Annual Induction

On Wednesday, April 1, at 7 pm, Phi Kappa Phi, the interdisciplinary honor society, will be hosting a talk by Dr. James Hayward and Dr. Shandelle Henson titled "Effects of Climate Change on Animal Behavior."  All are welcome to attend.  Event takes place in the Great Lakes Room, Dining Services.

Friday, March 20, 2015

International Students Sabbath

Just a quick reminder from the Office of International Students Services that Sabbath of March 21 is International Students Sabbath at Pioneer Memorial Church. Please come and be blessed by the variety of music and program that is prepared for you.

Our speaker for both Church services on this Sabbath is Dr. Clifford Jones, President, Lake Region Conference. We have been praying for the imparting of the Holy Spirit upon this special worship service.

Please come dressed in traditional attire or in your regular Sabbath attire and receive the message that God has prepared for us.

Sabbath Blessings to you!


Friday, March 13, 2015

Journey to G.C. Session

Journey Ministries has been accepted to sing twice at Genereral Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas:  

We will be singing on Friday, July 10 at 12pm and on Sabbath July 11 at 6:30pm.

We really need your help to cover our expenses so that we can minister at this event at other venues in City, especially because we are a volunteer self-supporting group that relies on gifts from people like you. Please support us in this ministry opporunity at: Share this link with as many people as you can. Help us get the word out there.  Thank you so much!

Help Journey Raise Funds:


Adventist Forum presents: "When Loughborough Got It Wrong,"

Adventist Forum presents:
"When Loughborough Got It Wrong," by Brian E. Strayer, PhD, Professor of History, Andrews University, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Chan Shun Hall on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI.

Dr. Strayer is professor of history at Andrews University where he has taught since 1983. He earned degrees in history from Southern Adventist University, Andrews University, and the University of Iowa. He specializes in European history and Adventist history.  His most recent book is the first scholarly biography of J.N.Loughborough, titled "J. N. Loughborough: The Last of the Adventist Pioneers."

About J. N. Loughborough:
Beginning his ministry in 1849, John N. Loughborough was one of the first to be ordained by the budding denomination that became the Seventh-day Adventists. Nonetheless, he outlived all the other early leaders, dying in 1924 at the age of 92. In addition to his pastoral, missionary, and administrative activities,  he published two book-length apologetic histories of Seventh-day Adventism, along with extensive historical sketches published in various periodicals. Accordingly he is sometimes considered ³the first Adventist historian.²  This presentation will examine his historical writings and interpretations in the light of modern scholarship.  How do the facts he omitted and the interpretations he made affect the historical understandings his readers would take away from his accounts?

Adventist Forum is open to the public.  All are welcome.  For information, contact Art Robertson at or call 471-7150.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lamson Health Club Spring Break Hours

Lamson Health Club will be open the following hours during Spring Break (March 13-22):


Friday, March 13:  6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Mon-Fri, March 16-20:  6:00 AM - 11:00 AM (M-F)

                                      5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (M-Thurs.)

Sundays, March 15 & 22:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM




Dining Services Spring Break

Spring Break Hours are as follows -



March 13          CLOSED
March 14          12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
March 15 - 20  CLOSED
March 21          12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
March 22          11:30 am - 1:30 pm,  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm



March 13           9:00 am - 7:00 pm
March 14           6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
March 15           9:00 am - 8:00 pm
March 16 - 19   9:00 am - 8:00 pm
March 20           9:00 am - 7:00 pm
March 21           6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
March 22          11:00 am - 9:00 pm



March 14          10:00 am - 12:00 pm
March 16 - 20  CLOSED

For assistance please contact Dining Services at 269-471-6352 or


Have a great + restful break!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Second Installment of 2015 Winter-Spring Student Seminar Presentations

All are encouraged to attend and hear Satoshi Thiele, SungJun Kim, Irene Hwang and Tokin Kim present their topics on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 4:30pm in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Their topics are:
Illicit Drugs: A Look at Phencyclidine (Satoshi Thiele)

Ultra High-Molecular Weight Polyethylene (Irene Hwang and Tokin Kim)

Microbial Metabolism of Phosphatidylcholine & Cardiovascular Risk (SungJun Kim)

This is the second installment of our 2015 Winter-Spring Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry StudentSeminar Series. See the attached flyers for more speaker information.

For non-Andrews faculty, students and others wishing to attend:

There are directions given to Andrews at:

To get to the A-107 Halenz Hall:
Turn in at the J. N. Andrews Blvd. entrance.  Go pass the Security Gate House.  Make  right turn at the first intersection on to E Campus Circle Drive.   Then make a left turn at the next intersection (E Campus Circle Drive).  Make another left onto Administration Drive.  The Science Complex is the bldg on your left.  The Chemistry Dept. is on the side of the Science Complex (4270 Administration Drive) opposite the Bookstore parking lot.  You can park in the bookstore parking lot or the one straight ahead.  My Office # is A-323 Halenz Hall .... on the third floor of the Science Complex.

Teachers are encouraged to announce this seminar in their classes and/or forward this email to their classes.All are welcome to forward this email along to colleagues and friends.

Bookstore Hiring Temp Workers

The Andrews University Bookstore will be hiring temporray workers for finals week from April 27 to May 1. All applicants must apply online at

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Prepare Enrich Training Seminar

PREPARE-ENRICH TRAINING SEMINAR:  Learn how to administer, interpret and counsel with the most widely-used and researched premarital and marital inventories. Excellent resource for social workers, counselors, pastors and others who work in the field of human services.

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 9:00 am -4:30 pm,  AU Seminary, room S120. 

Pre-registration is necessary by Monday April 6.  Registration forms available by contacting Sue Murray, Life Innovations Seminar Director,  at 470-6877 or, 

Cost: Professionals $195, Fulltime enrolled AU graduate students $145, Attending spouses $35 (with arrangements). Fee payable by check, money order or cash by April 6.  Late registrations accepted with additional $10 fee for mailing materials.

Monday, March 9, 2015

AU News 3.6.15

AU NEWS 3.6.15

Here's the link for the latest AU News.

Anchors – Kryzia Abacan and Johanna Cho
~ Meet the new AUSA President and Vice President
~ You tell us what issues they should tackle next school year
~ Pioneer Memorial Church gets smart
~ An art professor goes from North Korean refugee to award-winning painter
~ Plus, This Week in Andrews’ history
~ And, a season recap of the Lady Cardinals basketball season

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Journey Concert



Join Journey Ministries in worship in fellowship at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:00pm. Explore the idea of a Divine Being (God) being involved in every aspect of our lives and being THERE. ALWAYS. especially in the bad times. 

Invite a friend or a stranger and interact with people you might not normally see in your own community. Step outside of your comfort zone to meet someone else's need in friendship and fellowship. 

See you Then!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Adventist Conference on Family Research & Practice

Building Family Memories: Leaving a Spiritual Legacy
JULY16-18, 2015 - Andrews University

Scott Stanley, PhD - Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver
Pr. Roger & Kathy Hernandez - Southern Union Conference of SDA

For more information contact us at: 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Waldensian class

Take a Religion Class and Travel to the ancient home of the Waldenses in the Piedmonts of Northern Italy June 3-11, 2015.  All costs for the trip are covered by registration for this summer course RELG 360-04 (the cost is the same as a 3 credit class on AU campus, plus a $250.00 tour fee).

Persons who wish to take this 3 credit class will need to contact Professor Kathleen Demsky, Director Architecture Resource Center (ph. 269-471- 2418/ email - 

Students will meet with Professor Demsky for 7 class periods * during spring semester in order to study the history and have a background on this ancient people of faith. This is a summer class and registration takes place at the end of the spring semester.
(*These times will be determined according to student preference/schedules.)

In June we will journey to the sacred sites in the Piedmont Alps of Northern Italy - The purpose for the study of this topic is to bring to the student not only the historical and spiritual perspective, but also a personal experience of faith. 

For Persons who want to travel with us on this faith journey and are not taking it as a class the cost is $3,584.

Please contact Professor Demsky by phone or email for the resources (books/DVDs) that will be needed prior to taking the tour, to gain knowledge beforehand, of the amazing historical sights of these ancient people of faith, which we will discover on this faith journey. 

Town Hall Meetings

Attention University employees,

Please plan to join us for a town hall meeting on one of the dates outlined below. Important information regarding your 2015/2016 benefits, benefit enrollment and the health management program will be discussed.

Where: Howard Performing Arts Center

When: The meetings will be held on each date listed below. The same information will be shared at each session.

Monday, March 9       10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 12   10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 17     12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

If you have any questions about these meetings, please email

March 10 AICER Symposium POSTPONED



The March 10, 2015 AICER Symposium is being postponed to a later date.  However, the March 24 symposium by Dr. Jay Brand will be held as scheduled:  Cognition of Creativity  & Innovation.

AICER Presents Dr. Jay Brand

Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) invites students, faculty and interested participants to attend a research symposium on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Jay Brand, Professor of Leadership and Higher Education, School of Education, Andrews University

Cognition of Creativity & Innovation

Are you creative? Have you ever wondered what people are actually doing when being creative? Would you like to be more creative? Does your job actually inhibit your creativity? Does your organization or institution encourage or unwittingly discourage creativity and innovation? What sort of environment(s) actually foster/nurture creativity & innovation? Come hear answers to these questions and more in this exciting seminar!

Venue for face-to-face Participants :  Bell Hall Room 013, 

Whether or not you are a registered Andrews’ students you can join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:

Or join by phone:

    +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
    Meeting ID: 986 519 485
    International numbers available:

Or join from a H.323/SIP room system:

    Dial: (US West) or (US East)
    Meeting ID: 986 519 485


PMC Family Vespers

Saturday March 7th
At 6 PM
PMC Youth Chapel

For Vespers!

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Don Tynes, M.D
Topic: Poor blood circulation
in the lower limbs and
alternatives to amputations.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Doctoral Defense: Zechariah Hoyt

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Monday, March 16, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Zechariah Hoyt will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Zechariah Hoyt’s dissertation title is, “The Induction Process of Newly Hired Teachers Into the Existing School Culture of Niles Community Schools.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

Doctoral Defense: Elizabeth Armstrong

DOCTORAL DEFENSE: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Elizabeth Armstrong will defend her dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Elizabeth Armstrong’s dissertation title is, “Using Fantasy Themed Analysis to Describe Creative Problem Solving Group Communication in University Level Destination Imagination Teams.” Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.

CYB Group Training

Are you ready to get fitter, stronger, and healthier? CHANGE YOUR BODY! Anna Piskozub’s effective group personal training starts a new session on Sunday, March 15, at 9am, at Lamson Health Club. Individualized program will help you slim down, create stronger core, boost agility, increase flexibility and balance while you tone and shape your entire body. Class times are Sunday at 9am, Tuesday at 6pm and Thursday 6pm. Note: AU employees will be reimbursed up to 50% for the cost of the program. If you are interest in joining, please call the Lamson Health Club at 471-3449 or e-mail Anna at



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