Andrews University Agenda News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2017, Andrews University Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:00:00 -0000 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:00:00 -0000 #ThankfulAndrews <h4> <em>In this season of Thanksgiving, we asked members of our Andrews University campus community to take a few minutes and intentionally note their blessings. We are reminded that we truly have so many things to be thankful for&hellip;</em></h4> <p> I&rsquo;m thankful for people who smile and for those who inspire me to do better. For the challenges that help me become a better person. For the ability to learn a little more each day. For joy and for those around me who are joyful.&nbsp;For a warm office and a beautiful campus.&nbsp;For the support of my family and friends.&nbsp;For the new in every day.<br /> <em>&mdash;Brenda Francis, Human Resources</em></p> <p> #ThankfulAndrews for coworkers and student staff that are committed to service.<br /> <em>&mdash;Spencer Carter, Meier Hall</em></p> <p> I am thankful for the opportunity for education.<br /> I am thankful for my family.<br /> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Graduate Assistant</em></p> <p> I am thankful for my mom.<br /> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Graduate Assistant</em></p> <p> I am most thankful for Andrews University, because with it being a Christian university I have the liberty to pray and worship our Almighty GOD whenever and wherever I wish to.<br /> <em>&mdash;Robert Benjamin, International Student Services &amp; Programs</em></p> <p> I&rsquo;m thankful for so many things&hellip;.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> &hellip;for God<br /> &hellip;for my family<br /> &hellip;for my friends<br /> &hellip;for health<br /> &hellip;for beauty in nature<br /> &hellip;for a job at Andrews University<br /> &hellip;for a place to live<br /> &hellip;for food to eat<br /> &hellip;for clothes to wear<br /> &hellip;for a car to get me places</p> <p> Thank You, God, for all these!<br /> <em>&mdash;Suzanne Wein, University Apartments</em></p> <p> I am so grateful that Andrews University has brought me in contact with so many wonderful people over the years.&nbsp;I have met eager, intelligent students, passionate and caring faculty, and administrators who envision what Andrews can be.&nbsp;I have worked with committed people who could be earning a lot more somewhere else for the contribution they give day in and day out at Andrews. This place is full of wonderful people with interesting stories and a desire to contribute to their world in a positive way.&nbsp;I feel so fortunate to have had a career at this school.<br /> <em>&mdash;Tari Popp, Planned Giving &amp; Trust Services</em></p> <p> I am thankful for my family.<br /> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Student Employee</em></p> <p> I am thankful for the current events truly reflecting that our Lord is coming soon.<br /> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Faculty</em></p> <p> Thankful</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> &hellip;to be at Andrews University<br /> &hellip;to have warm wool socks for those cold winter days</p> <p> <em>&mdash;Duane Covrig, Leadership</em></p> <p> I&rsquo;m thankful for great co-workers. I&rsquo;m thankful for positive attitudes from those I work for and with&mdash;great team players!<br /> <em>&mdash;Sharyn Smoot, Advancement/General Counsel</em></p> <p> I am thankful for the multitude of kind and caring people I get to work with every day, for the special friendships that are contained therein, and of course for my very dear family. But mostly, I&rsquo;m thankful that God came and sought me out in my little corner of the world many years ago and has held me close ever since.<br /> <em>&mdash;Dalry Payne, Office of the President</em></p> <ul> <li> I am thankful for my family.</li> <li> I am thankful for the opportunity to get higher education.</li> <li> I am thankful for my friends and co-workers.</li> <li> I am thankful for health.</li> </ul> <p> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Student Employee</em></p> <p> I&rsquo;m thankful for the incredible privilege of working at Andrews&mdash;working in an unabashedly faith-based institution, where we pray with and care for each other.<br /> <em>&mdash;Janine Lim, School of Distance Education &amp; International Partnerships (SDEIP)</em></p> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-6"> <img alt="" src="" /><br /> <p> Thank you,&nbsp;Chef Don Damron.&nbsp;These were amazing.<br /> #ThankfulAndrews</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-6"> <img alt="" src="" /><br /> <p> Thankful for those who have served.<br /> #ThankfulAndrews</p> </div> </div> <p> <em>&mdash;Fares Magesa, Student Financial Services/Veterans</em></p> <p> Oh, what a great time of year!!!&nbsp;I am always blessed to have, and am very thankful for, our beautiful garden campus. And in that garden&mdash;dedicated, joyful, inspiring, creative and worshipful people!&nbsp;Thank you, Father, for a wonderful place to serve You!!<br /> <em>&mdash;Twyla Wall, Adventist Information Ministry</em></p> <ul> <li> I am thankful I am alive.</li> <li> I am thankful for my family and friends.</li> <li> I am thankful for my health.</li> <li> I am thankful for shelter.</li> </ul> <p> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Student Employee</em></p> <p> I&rsquo;m thankful for these things:</p> <ul> <li> Family</li> <li> A good job</li> <li> Health</li> <li> A new roof on our house</li> <li> God&rsquo;s saving grace</li> </ul> <p> <em>&mdash;Vicki Wiley, School of Education Dean&rsquo;s Office</em></p> <p> First and foremost, I&rsquo;m thankful for God, who loves me through everything and grants me life each day. He has also blessed me with family, friends and colleagues who are a joy to spend time with.<br /> <em>&mdash;Pat Spangler, Integrated Marketing &amp; Communication</em></p> <ul> <li> I am thankful for my family and friends.</li> <li> I am thankful for God.</li> <li> I am thankful for my health.</li> </ul> <p> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Faculty</em></p> <p> I am thankful to God&nbsp;for an&nbsp;opportunity&nbsp;to&nbsp;attend a Christian&nbsp;university.&nbsp;By&nbsp;God&rsquo;s grace, not only have&nbsp;I&nbsp;finished&nbsp;my&nbsp;degree here at Andrews University but my&nbsp;son,&nbsp;daughter and daughter-in-law have also finished undergraduate and graduate degrees&nbsp;at this&nbsp;Christian university.<br /> <em>&mdash;Annabelle Lopez, University Center for Reading, Learning &amp; Assessment (UCRLA)</em></p> <p> I&rsquo;m thankful for the gift of music, especially hymns that give voice to my experience when words fail me.<br /> <em>&mdash;Rebecca May, Integrated Marketing &amp; Communication</em></p> <ul> <li> I am thankful for my family.</li> <li> I am thankful for health.</li> <li> I am thankful for my graduate assistant.</li> <li> I am thankful for fun co-workers.</li> <li> I am thankful for friends.</li> </ul> <p> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Faculty</em></p> <p> I&rsquo;m so thankful for the Andrews students studying around the globe. Their tenacity, adding study to busy lives, is admirable.&nbsp;The ways they are serving in all kinds of settings is inspiring. Each new friendship has so enriched my life this year!<br /> <em>&mdash;Glynis Bradfield, </em><em>School of Distance Education &amp; International Partnerships (SDEIP)</em></p> <p> Just became a grandmother on Sunday, and I am so thankful for the gift of life!<br /> <em>&mdash;Lisa Jackson-Mitchell, Howard Performing Arts Center</em></p> <ul> <li> I am thankful Jesus is coming soon.</li> <li> I am thankful for my family.</li> <li> I am thankful for my job.</li> <li> I am thankful for the Lord providing for all our needs.</li> <li> I am thankful for God&rsquo;s mercies.</li> <li> I am thankful for being able to study God&rsquo;s Word without persecution.</li> </ul> <p> <em>&mdash;Tanya Thomas, Public Health, Nutrition &amp; Wellness</em></p> <p> I am grateful for God&rsquo;s grace for which I am utterly undeserving.<br /> <em>&mdash;Denise Shaver, </em><em>School of Distance Education &amp; International Partnerships (SDEIP)</em></p> <p> I&rsquo;m thankful to be &ldquo;Nana&rdquo; Wanda to my friend&rsquo;s children.&nbsp;Having never had children of my own, it&rsquo;s a joy when her 18-month-old sees me and comes running.&nbsp;I&rsquo;m also thankful that her 5-year-old always asks me to come to their house. I&rsquo;m also thankful that I get to share the gift of music and for all the friends that I&rsquo;ve made because of this gift.<br /> <em>&mdash;Wanda Cantrell, James White Library Dean&rsquo;s Office</em></p> <p> I am thankful that I live in a country where I am not fleeing for my life and do not need to worry about where my children&rsquo;s next meal will come from.&nbsp;I am grateful for the opportunity to be a voice for those who are oppressed. I am grateful for the hope of ultimate healing in the world to come.<br /> <em>&mdash;Ingrid Weiss Slikkers, Social Work</em></p> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:55:00 +0000 Open House for MS/SLP Program, December 1 <div> Come and see what Andrews University has to offer in their MS Speech-Language Pathology degree program. From their dedicated faculty to great opportunities for research and hands-on clinical experiences from the start.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Tour the department, meet the faculty and staff, and talk with current graduate students to get their perspective about the program.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Take a look at the department website (<a href=""></a>) and watch the video to get a preview of the program.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> If you plan to attend and need directions please RSVP to <a href=""></a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Light refreshments will be served. Looking forward to seeing you there!</div> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000 Annual Employee Christmas Gathering <p> Please join Dr. Andrea Luxton on December 5, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., for a Merry Little Christmas Party.&nbsp;</p> <p> There will be fun for the kids, refreshments for all and wonderful music.&nbsp;</p> <p> See you there!</p> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:27:40 +0000 Laughing all the Way! AU Wind Symphony Concert <p> Get in the Christmas spirit as the Andrews University Wind Symphony performs its annual holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center! Performing under the direction of new director Byron Graves, the Wind Symphony will present familiar favorites like Leroy Anderson&rsquo;s &quot;Sleigh Ride&quot; and selections from Tchaikovsky&rsquo;s &quot;Nutcracker suite,&quot; as well as some lesser-known works such as Percy Grainger&rsquo;s &quot;Sussex Mummer&rsquo;s Christmas Carol.&quot; Bring the whole family and enjoy the evening of festive music!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Repertoire</strong></p> <p> 1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Festival Fanfare for Christmas (John Wasson)&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> 2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; And the Mountains Echoed: Gloria (Robert Longfield)&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> 3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rest (Samuel Hazo)&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> 4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Christmas Variants (Elliot Del Borgo)&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> 5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sussex Mummers&rsquo; Christmas Carol (Grainer, arr. Douglas Stotter)&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> 6.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Christmas Recollections (arr. John Edmondson)&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p> 7.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Suite from <em>The Nutcracker </em>(Tchaikovsky, arr. James Curnow)&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p> 8.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson)&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p> 9.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Laughing All the Way! (arr. Larry MacTaggart)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Wind Symphony</strong></p> <p> <strong>Director: Byron Graves </strong></p> <p> The Andrews University Wind Symphony maintains a significant travel schedule throughout the Great Lakes area and seeks to provide high quality music programs and concerts representative of Adventist education and Andrews University. The Wind Symphony has performed in England, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Canada and throughout the United States.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:45:28 +0000 Faith of our Fathers: A Voice Vespers <p> Featuring the voice students of the Department of Music. Come and join us for a journey through marvelous hymn arrangements and settings of African-American spirituals.</p> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:04:54 +0000 AU Symphony Orchestra-Music of the Romantic Period <p> On Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at 8 p.m., the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra will perform in the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University. The concert will feature music from the Romantic Period.</p> <p> Violinist Carla Trynchuk will perform &ldquo;The Scottish Fantasy,&rdquo; a charming solo piece for violin and orchestra. The piece was composed by Max Bruch and inspired by Folk tunes from Scotland. The orchestra will also perform Robert Schumann&rsquo;s enigmatic Symphony No. 3, &ldquo;Rhenish.&rdquo;</p> <p> Trynchuk has performed as a soloist with orchestras across North America and Europe, including the Calgary Philharmonic in Canada as well as the Banatul and Iasi Philharmonic Orchestras. She graduated from the Julliard School and is currently a professor of music and director of the string program at Andrews University where she was the recipient of the 2000 Faculty Award for Excellence in Research &amp; Creative Activity and the Siegfried H. Horn Excellence in Research &amp; Creative Scholarship Award (Arts, Humanities &amp; Education) in 2015.</p> <p> Conducted by Claudio Gonzalez, professor of music, the symphony orchestra is the core ensemble program at Andrews University. In addition to their current series at the Howard Performing Arts Center, the orchestra travels within the Great Lakes region as well as internationally. Since 2006, the orchestra has performed in Italy, Austria, Germany, France, the Philippines and Costa Rica.<em> (by Hannah Gallant - IMC Student Writer)</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Symphony Orchestra</strong></p> <p> <strong>Director: Claudio Gonzalez</strong></p> <p> The Andrews University Symphony Orchestra is the core ensemble of the orchestral program at Andrews University. In addition to their current series at the Howard Performing Arts Center, the Symphony Orchestra travels within the Great Lakes region as well as internationally. Since 2006, the orchestra has performed in Italy, Austria, Germany, France, the Philippines and Costa Rica.</p> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:57:52 +0000 "Welcome Christmas" Concert <p> FREE Admission, but tickets are required.</p> <p> Andrews University Department of Music presents &ldquo;Welcome Christmas.&quot;&nbsp; Featuring &ldquo;Messiah&rdquo; by George Frederic Handel, Andrews University Singers, Chorale &amp; Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Stephen Zork.</p> <p> Admission is free, but contact the box-office to reserve your tickets. A free-will offering will be received.</p> <p> <strong>University Singers</strong><br /> <strong>Director: Stephen Zork</strong></p> <p> The Andrews University Singers is the select choir from the Department of Music and represents Andrews University locally, nationally and abroad through concert tours, television broadcast and audio recordings. They have given highly acclaimed international concert tours throughout the countries of Great Britain, Iceland, Norway, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Chile, Bahamas, Bermuda and Puerto Rico.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:56:44 +0000 Fall Honors Thesis Symposium Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:54:39 +0000