Andrews University Agenda http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/ News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2018, Andrews University Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:33:00 -0000 Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:33:00 -0000 webmaster@andrews.edu webmaster@andrews.edu Sharon Risher Speaks at the Howard Center http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/48458 <p> On Thursday, Jan. 11, at 11:30 a.m., Sharon Risher spoke at the Howard Performing Arts Center. Risher lost her mother, two cousins and a childhood friend in the 2015 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. Following that tragedy, she has become a public figure, speaking with candor about race, violence and forgiveness.</p> <p> For local news coverage, visit the following sites.&nbsp;</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at <a href="http://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/local/the-forgiveness-trail-minister-reflects-on-racial-attack-that-claimed/article_1dfcdff7-7ffa-598e-9d87-efa2d1c729ad.html">The Herald Palladium</a>&nbsp;site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at <a href="http://www.abc57.com/news/turning-tragedy-into-activism">The ABC57 News</a>&nbsp;site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:00:45 +0000 A Lively, Tense Time http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/48457 <p> The Korean peninsula has been in the news a lot lately.</p> <p> The Winter Olympics are coming to South Korea next month, and tensions have been rising between North Korea and the United States.</p> <p> Those two topics were on people&rsquo;s minds Saturday in Berrien Springs at the seventh annual Korean American Day at Berrien Springs Middle School. Among them, Korean Consulate General Jong-Kook Lee from Chicago.</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at <a href="http://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/local/a-lively-tense-time-for-southwest-michigan-s-korea-boosters/article_ad6c403a-c066-5486-b6a5-e0833329db0f.html">The Herald Palladium</a>&nbsp;site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:53:19 +0000 Students Need Critical Thinking Now More than Ever http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/48456 <p> In the age of Artificial Intelligence and Fake News, employers are placing a premium on critical thinking skills. College students writ large practice critical thinking in some capacity throughout their learning experience, conducting research and writing reports. However, when it comes to interview time, these students are hard pressed to answer the question, &ldquo;Tell me about a time when you had to use your critical thinking skills?&rdquo; Three liberal arts colleges in Michigan (Andrews University, Aquinas College and Hope College) are making strides to ensure their students can answer these questions, show how they&rsquo;ve developed and practiced critical thinking in a way that&rsquo;s relevant to employers and remain competitive in the age of AI and Fake News.</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at the <a href="http://eddesignlab.org/2018/01/students-need-critical-thinking-now-ever-three-liberal-arts-colleges-michigan-lead-way/">Education Design Lab</a>&nbsp;site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>*Note: Andrews University will be piloting the badge in fall 2018.</em></p> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:47:30 +0000 Norwegian scholar draws archaeological parallels http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/48374 <p> Community archaeology is about archaeologists adopting a new mindset &mdash; one that takes into account the maintenance and safety challenges that ensue as archaeologists excavate and expose walls and installations from past civilizations to the open air, according to a Norwegian scholar.</p> <p> &ldquo;Back in the day our primary concern was to do good fieldwork and publish our results in reputable venues, Oystein LaBianca, a professor of anthropology at Andrews University in Michigan, US, said.&nbsp;</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at <a href="http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/norwegian-scholar-draws-parallel-between-archaeological-sites-and-botanical-gardens">The Jordan Times</a>&nbsp;site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:41:28 +0000 State gives thumbs up on progress at BH Schools http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/48320 <p> Benton Harbor Area Schools officials are doing a great job of keeping everyone informed about the progress being made on the partnership agreement it has with the Michigan Department of Education.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s what MDE Deputy Superintendent Venessa Keesler said Monday after the partnership agreement meeting, which came nine months into the three-year agreement.</p> <p> &ldquo;The official checkpoint is 18 months,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;&lsquo;We just looked at very early data today, and it was positive. I think the district should be excited about the direction they&rsquo;re going and keep up the momentum.&rdquo;</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/local/state-gives-thumbs-up-on-progress-at-benton-harbor-schools/article_14c421f8-751f-5dc4-ae91-dda865344424.html">The Herald-Palladium</a>&nbsp;site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:18:12 +0000 American archaeologist explores Tell Jalul http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/48317 <p> Tell Jalul, located 5km east of Madaba, is the largest tell (hill or mound) that covers 7.2 hectares in central Jordan, said Paul Ray, who holds a PhD in Near Eastern archaeology and is a co-director of Jalul Excavation project.</p> <p> The earliest period of occupation at the site was the Early Bronze Age (third millennium BC), he noted, adding that the evidence for settlement at this time consists of a room on the southeastern side of the tell.&nbsp;</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at <a href="http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/american-archaeologist-explores-tell-jalul-central-jordan">The Jordan Times</a>&nbsp;site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:36:51 +0000 A growing vision for SJ-Lincoln senior center http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/48316 <p> The St. Joseph-Lincoln Township Senior Center is proving too popular for its size, its leaders say.</p> <p> And demographic trends suggest it&rsquo;s going to be even more popular.</p> <p> With those facts in mind, the center&rsquo;s board, staff and clients since June have been planning ways to meet current and future needs in the former school at 3271 Lincoln Ave., Executive Director Cindy McLaughlin said. They&rsquo;ve been guided by architecture students at Andrews University, who compiled the vision into a rendering of added parking, a fitness trail and a gymnasium annex.</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at <a href="http://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/local/a-growing-vision-for-sj-lincoln-senior-center/article_47803202-5f07-56da-8db4-062d307bd6e1.html">The Herald-Palladium</a>&nbsp;site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:30:22 +0000 Breaking Down the GOP Tax Plan http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/48185 <p> Congressman Fred Upton has been named to the committee of senators and representatives who will work to combine the two Republican tax bills. An Andrews University business professor weighed in on the plan as it gets worked out.</p> <p> &ldquo;When you have a chance to get extra money, then you can really hire more people, people tend to pay more respect to you, then the stockholders [are] going to go with you,&rdquo; said Dr. Jerry Chi, the assistant dean of Andrews University&rsquo;s business school. &ldquo;All of a sudden, you have, suddenly, the credibility that people really want to pay their due respect to you.&rdquo;</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at the <a href="http://abc57.com/news/breaking-down-the-gop-tax-plan">abc57</a> site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:20:01 +0000