Andrews University Agenda http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/ News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2018, Andrews University Tue, 22 May 2018 09:29:00 -0000 Tue, 22 May 2018 09:29:00 -0000 webmaster@andrews.edu webmaster@andrews.edu Ann Divine conducts her Fischoff finale http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/49507 <p> Sometime in 1995 or early 1996, Ann Divine received a call from a student at Oberlin College.</p> <p> He &ldquo;literally begged&rdquo; her to allow his six-piece mixed ensemble &mdash; including percussion &mdash; to apply for that year&rsquo;s Fischoff National Chamber Music Association Competition.</p> <p> He eventually &ldquo;wore me down,&rdquo; Divine says, after he promised to bring an entourage to move the ensemble&rsquo;s equipment on and off the stage.</p> <p> Good call on her part.</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at the <a href="https://www.southbendtribune.com/entertainment/inthebend/music/ann-divine-conducts-her-fischoff-finale/article_374894ba-06d4-5d7f-9cca-eb79ae19fc80.html">South Bend Tribune</a> site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Thu, 10 May 2018 18:45:20 +0000 Andrews Team Helps in Puerto Rico http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/49505 <p> A group of 20 Andrews University faculty, staff, students, and graduates have returned from a trip to Puerto Rico to help provide mental health services there following Hurricane Maria. Andrews Associate Professor of Psychology Melissa Ponce-Rodas tells WSJM News following natural disasters, mental health issues do arise.</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at the <a href="http://www.wsjm.com/2018/05/09/andrews-team-helps-in-puerto-rico/">WSJM</a> site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Thu, 10 May 2018 18:28:35 +0000 Group formed to oversee long-term flood recovery http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/49442 <p> BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich.&mdash;Two months after historic flooding hit Michiana, the River Springs Estates mobile home community in Berrien Springs is dealing with dozens of condemned homes, hundreds of thousands in repairs, and a cleanup process still in full swing.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s coming along, but far from where it should be,&rdquo; said Patty Hoskins, the park manager.</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at the <a href="http://www.abc57.com/news/group-formed-to-oversee-long-term-flood-recovery-in-southwest-michigan">abc57</a>&nbsp;site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Thu, 03 May 2018 11:05:21 +0000 Getting sex abuse out of the shadows http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/49441 <p> Mrs. America Mekayla Eppers was a #MeToo pioneer before it had a name.</p> <p> Taking the stigma out of talking about sex abuse and helping people move from being victims to survivors has been her platform throughout her beauty pageant career.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve been talking about it for a long time,&rdquo; she said in a visit Thursday to Andrews University. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s such a stigma behind all kinds of abuse. Within one week of being crowned Mrs. America people said it would ruin the organization, but I want to leave a message of transparency.</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/local/getting-sex-abuse-out-of-the-shadows/article_c501ac8f-9163-5457-9fc9-f6eaeaeb169a.html">The Herald-Palladium</a>&nbsp;site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Thu, 03 May 2018 10:58:02 +0000 Long-term group will help with flood relief http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/49408 <p> The effort to help Southwest Michigan residents recover from the February flooding is still ongoing.</p> <p> A Long-Term Recovery Group has been formed to provide recovery services. The group is made up of state and local organizations that meet bi-monthly at the United Way of Southwest Michigan to combine resources with community needs in order to ensure that everyone affected recovers.</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at <a href="http://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/local/long-term-group-will-help-with-flood-relief/article_add3b84f-f8fe-5f03-bba0-35120c5ca69e.html">The Herald-Palladium</a>&nbsp;site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:00:42 +0000 Bringing Order to "Badges" http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/49407 <p> If a student masters a subject such as English or Chemistry, then professors give them letter-grades for their transcripts indicating their level of mastery. But students learn much more than that at college, and some higher ed leaders are looking for ways to measure the other, softer skills student pick up while on campus.</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at the <a href="https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-04-25-bringing-order-to-badges-nonprofit-works-with-colleges-on-framework-to-measure-soft-skills">EdSurge</a>&nbsp;site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:58:30 +0000 Emely Taveras earns Richard L. Ford Jr. Award http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/49398 <p> Glav&eacute; &amp; Holmes Architecture (G&amp;HA) is proud to announce that Emely M. Taveras, AIA, has been honored with the 2018 Richard L. Ford Jr. Award from AIA Richmond.</p> <p> The Richard L. Ford Jr. Award is considered the AIA Richmond Chapter&rsquo;s highest award presented to a young architect, associate member, or intern. It is given in honor of one of the AIA Richmond Chapter&rsquo;s leading and skillful mentors, Richard L. Ford, Jr. FAIA. Emely has been given the award by the Chapter Board, based on nominations by the Honors Committee, as a person who has demonstrated vision, passion, and excellence to the design community.</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at the <a href="https://glaveandholmes.info/2018/04/20/emely-taveras-earns-richard-l-ford-jr-award/">The Glav&eacute; &amp; Holmes Architecture</a>&nbsp;site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:48:38 +0000 Food with an International Flair http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/49335 <p> It was vegetarian heaven Sunday during the 52nd annual International Food Fair at Andrews University in Berrien Springs.</p> <p> Soneeta Grogan said she came from Hannibal, Mo., to eat at the fair and to visit her sister, who lives in Chicago.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m probably the only person who drove 400 miles to come to the food fair,&rdquo; said Grogan, who graduated from the university with a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in home economics in the 1970s.</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at the <a href="http://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/local/food-with-an-international-flair/article_41c8d9ab-caca-5847-93f5-3f1a71b70493.html">The Herald Palladium</a>&nbsp;site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:48:57 +0000