Andrews University Agenda News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2018, Andrews University Sun, 18 Nov 2018 01:21:00 -0000 Sun, 18 Nov 2018 01:21:00 -0000 AUSA Christmas Event Sat, 17 Nov 2018 21:00:00 +0000 Andrews Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert <p> <strong>Andrews University Symphony Orchestra&rsquo;s &ldquo;Christmas Concert&rdquo; </strong>conducted by Chris Wild,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>with special guests the Andrews University Singers and Baritone vocal soloist Professor Stephen Zork.</p> <p> This concert will feature extended musical selections from Peter Tchaikovsky's <em>The Nutcracker</em> as well as a sampling of English Christmas Carols following intermission.</p> <p> The second half of the concert will include two compositions by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) for which he took familiar English Christmas tunes and enriched them with his Romantic harmonic language and a variety of instrumental combinations. For Vaughan Williams&rsquo; <em>Fantasia on Christmas Carols</em>, the Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the University Singers and vocal soloist Professor Stephen Zork. In it, Vaughan Williams&rsquo; selected Christmas Carols include <em>The Truth Sent From Above</em>, <em>Come All You Worthy Gentlemen</em>, <em>On Christmas Night</em>, <em>There Is A Fountain</em>, and <em>God Bless the Ruler of this House</em>. The Symphony Orchestra will also perform a second &ldquo;Fantasia&rdquo; by Vaughan Williams, one based upon the English folk tune <em>Greensleeves </em>that features the orchestra&rsquo;s string section, flutes, and guest harpist for the evening. We&rsquo;ll bring the evening to a close with American composer Leroy Anderson&rsquo;s stirring medley of Christmas Carols titled <em>A Christmas Festival</em>, which includes excerpts from <em>Joy to the World</em>, <em>Deck the Halls</em>, <em>God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen</em>, <em>Good King Wenceslas</em>, <em>Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, The First Noel</em>, <em>Silent Night</em>, <em>Jingle Bells</em>, and <em>O Come, All Ye Faithful</em>.</p> <p> Anytime <em>The Nutcracker </em>is performed, it usually involves some sort of curatorial interpretation, whether it be a dance production or instrumental selections. For example, the Joffrey Ballet company has a new production of the work that reinterprets it as occurring during the 1893 Chicago World&rsquo;s Fair rather than in the German village imagined by author E.T.A. Hoffmann. By the time of our concert, Walt Disney Studios will have contributed a completely new adaptation with its film titled <em>The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. </em>To enable orchestras to perform the ballet without dance, Tchaikovsky completed an instrumental Suite in 1892 that features eight orchestral excerpts from the ballet. For AUSO conductor Chris Wild, the Suite doesn&rsquo;t suffice since it leaves out some of the ballet&rsquo;s most memorable musical moments. Therefore, the Symphony Orchestra&rsquo;s December 1 performance will feature approximately half of the ballet&rsquo;s music, enabling the listener to perceive the full arc of the ballet&rsquo;s story.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>Program</strong></u></p> <p> Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) &ndash; Selections from <em>The Nutcracker</em></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> I &ndash; Overture</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> II &ndash; Scene 1</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> III &ndash; March of the Nutcracker</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> IV &ndash; Scene 6</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> V &ndash; Battle</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> VI &ndash; Scene 8</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> VII &ndash; Arabian Coffee</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> VIII &ndash; Chinese Tea</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> IX &ndash; Trepak</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> X &ndash; Dance of the Reed Flutes</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> XI &ndash; Waltz of the Flowers</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> XII &ndash; Pas de Deux</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> - <em>Intermission </em>-</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) &ndash; <em>Fantasia on Christmas Carols</em><br /> &nbsp; &nbsp;Featuring Stephen Zork (Baritone) and the Andrews University Singers</p> <p> Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) &ndash; <em>Fantasia on Greensleeves</em></p> <p> Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) &ndash; <em>A Christmas Festival</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Symphony Orchestra</strong></p> <p> <strong>Conductor: Chris Wild</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> Sat, 17 Nov 2018 20:00:00 +0000 Science Sabbath <p> Did you know there is a Natural History Museum and a rooftop greenhouse in Berrien Springs? Take advantage of this free opportunity to visit these places on the campus of Andrews University, December 1 from 3&ndash;5 p.m. See the Prillwitz Mammoth, the most complete wooly mammoth skeleton unearthed in Michigan. More specimens are waiting to be discovered in the drawers. The greenhouse features a Desert Room, Waterfall Room and Dry Tropics Room. Come see some of God's handiwork, past and present. Kids, come enjoy a &quot;treasure hunt&quot; as you find hidden creatures!</p> Sat, 17 Nov 2018 15:00:00 +0000 Financial Clearance Opens for Spring 2018 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +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 am thankful for family, life and strength.<br /> <em>&mdash;Robert Vulcano, Student</em></p> <ul> <li> Family</li> <li> Friends</li> <li> Christian education</li> <li> Food</li> <li> Home</li> <li> God&rsquo;s promise to return</li> <li> Health</li> <li> Finances</li> <li> Holy Scripture</li> </ul> <p> <em>&mdash;Tanya Thomas, Public Health, Nutrition, &amp; Wellness</em></p> <p> I am thankful that I get to work with a team of people who understand the heart of Lamson Hall and work hard to make it a place where students can feel like they belong.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> I am thankful for God&rsquo;s never-failing love and that He reminds me of that every day even in the most difficult of situations.<br /> <em>&mdash;A&rsquo;Lisa Lashley, Lamson Hall</em></p> <p> I am thankful for God&rsquo;s strength. Even though it has been hard, I have been doing it. It is all by God&rsquo;s strength.<br /> <em>&mdash;Bria Sanford, Student</em></p> <p> I am thankful for life. I am so blessed to have the most amazing parents and life.<br /> <em>&mdash;Mary Gayen, Student</em></p> <p> This has been a difficult year for me on several fronts. I am grateful for supportive friends and colleagues who have helped keep things fun (and bearable).<br /> <em>&mdash;Marianne Kordas, James White Library Music Materials Center</em></p> <p> I am thankful for kids because through rough times, kids remind us of God&rsquo;s love.<br /> <em>&mdash;Chad Angasan, Student</em></p> <p> I am thankful for good health, family and knowing God personally.<br /> <em>&mdash;Evelyna Laurie Del Valle, Campus Safety</em></p> <p> I am thankful for my life and my wife.<br /> <em>&mdash;Denard Fenaud, Student</em></p> <p> I am grateful for my job here at Andrews University and how the Lord has led my family in so many ways; for protection, health and wisdom.<br /> <em>&mdash;Mark Mondak, Academic Records</em></p> <p> I thank the Lord for all of His many blessings to me and my family!<br /> <em>&mdash;Denise Collard, Architecture</em></p> <p> I have had to jump my car battery over ten times this semester. About three-quarters of the time, Campus Safety has helped me at 7 a.m. to even late hours at 8 p.m. I would like to share my appreciation of Campus Safety for helping me with no judgement, anger or frustration in the times of my frustration. #ThankfulAndrews for Campus Safety.</p> <p> I am thankful for the ULead Program in giving me opportunities to develop my leadership and professional growth in the residence hall, outside and inside the classroom and in my personal life. They have mentored me since my freshman year. This program has cultivated a safe space where I can learn how to fail, take risks and try new ideas in hopes of doing it better the next time. As a senior, I can say that the ULead Program has deepened my heart for innovation, service and leadership. #ThankfulAndrews for #ULeadAndrews.</p> <p> When I had a breakdown because of my car problems, Dean Lashley paused what she did, stood up from her desk and gave me a hug and a shoulder to cry on physically. Faculty at Andrews truly care for the students they work with and serve. #ThankfulAndrews<br /> <em>&mdash;Tara Thona, Student</em></p> <p> Air, sunlight, God&rsquo;s unfailing mercy, family.<br /> <em>&mdash;Dennis Hollingsead, Development</em></p> <p> I am thankful to work in a place where we can openly pray with students and colleagues&mdash;we are free to speak openly of our faith. I look forward to the day when we will live in that &ldquo;land that is very far away,&rdquo; no more sorrow or sadness&mdash;no more killing or dying.<br /> <em>&mdash;Kathy Demsky, James White Library Architecture Resource Center</em></p> <p> I am thankful to work with a loving, caring community of friends and for all the wonderful guests who have come to visit this fall. It takes the help of our entire campus to provide visits for our guests&mdash;I am so grateful to each person who has made a difference for us!<br /> <em>&mdash;Shelly Erhard, Student Visits</em></p> <p> I am thankful for hope. Every day there is hope.<br /> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Student</em></p> <p> I am thankful for the team I work with. They put in more time and heart than we could ever pay them for. They are truly doing the work of the Lord!<br /> <em>&mdash;Jeannie Leiterman,&nbsp;Andrews Academy</em></p> <p> Thank you, Lord, for not giving up on me.<br /> <em>&mdash;Willy Diaz, Payroll</em></p> <p> I am thankful for my AUGSA family. After my surgery, I have been able to walk without limping.<br /> <em>&mdash;Toracia Williams, Student</em></p> <p> I am thankful to be alive. I spoke with my sister, and we were reminiscing about when we were young and playing with a gun. The gun went off, and nobody died.<br /> <em>&mdash;Aurely Nicholas, Student</em></p> <p> Last week, a friend passed away in Brazil. So, I am really thankful for life.<br /> <em>&mdash;Jacqueline Barrios, University Wellness</em></p> <p> I am thankful for love. I see it on campus. I see it in students. I see it in my wife.<br /> <em>&mdash;David Iwasa, University Towers</em></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:04:21 +0000 TOEFL Testing (internet-based) Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:30:00 +0000 One Place Worship Service Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:52:25 +0000 United Way Skid Steer Rodeo Championship! <p> Andrews University employees have surpassed the United Way Campaign 2018 goal of $20,000 with now over $22,000 raised! That means the President and the Provost are preparing to deliver on their promise to compete in a skid steer rodeo.</p> <p> Come to the Andrews University Farm at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, and enjoy hot chocolate, a warm bonfire* and precision (or not so much) maneuvering of skid steers in three specially developed events.</p> <p> Dress warmly and see you there!</p> <p> *Bonfire if weather permits</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:56:31 +0000