Andrews University Agenda News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2017, Andrews University Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:22:00 -0000 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:22:00 -0000 ISSP Office Closure for Thanksgiving Holiday <p> The Office of International Student Services &amp; Programs will be closed from 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, until Sunday, Nov. 26, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We plan to re-open with our full range of services on Monday, Nov. 27, at 9 am. Thank you for your patience on this.&nbsp;</p> <p> Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. Safe travels.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:54:03 +0000 Why I Have Stayed with the Adventist Church <p> &ldquo;Why I Have Stayed with the Adventist Church,&quot; presented by Reinder Bruinsma, at a special vespers on Friday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m. in Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall.</p> <p> Bruinsma will share about his book&nbsp;&quot;Facing Doubt...,&quot; written for Adventists who struggle with their faith and/or their church.</p> <p> <o:p></o:p></p> <p> Co-sponsored by the J.N. Andrews Honors Program and the Office of Research &amp; Creative Scholarship.</p> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:39:25 +0000 Lamson Health Club Thanksgiving Break Schedule <p> Wednesday, Nov. 22: Open&nbsp;6 a.m.&ndash;1 p.m. only.&nbsp; No&nbsp;evening hours.</p> <p> Thursday &amp; Friday, Nov. 23 &amp; 24: CLOSED</p> <p> Sunday, Nov. 26: CLOSED</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:33:19 +0000 Pioneer Memorial Church Sabbath School <p> Join PMC for a wide variety of Bible study options for all ages.</p> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:31:49 +0000 Pioneer @ Worship Two <p> Join Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University for its 11:45 a.m. service where Ben Martin will present his message, &quot;What Do You Say? Thank You?&quot;</p> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:28:55 +0000 Waldensian Class/Tour 2018 <p> Take a religion class and travel to the ancient home of the Waldenses in the Piedmonts of Northern Italy June 6&ndash;14, 2018.&nbsp;<em>All costs for the trip are covered by registration for this summer course RELG 360-041 (the cost is the same as a 3-credit class on AU campus, plus a $250 tour fee).</em></p> <p> Persons who wish to take this <strong>3-credit class</strong> will need to contact Professor Kathleen Demsky, director of the Architecture Resource Center (ph. 269-471- 2418) email: <a href=""></a>). This is a summer class and registration takes place at the end of the spring semester.&nbsp;</p> <p> In June we will journey to the <strong>sacred sites</strong> in the Piedmont Alps of <strong>Northern Italy.</strong>&nbsp;The purpose for the study of this topic is to bring to the student not only the historical and spiritual perspective, but also a <strong>personal experience of faith</strong>.&nbsp;</p> <p> For persons who want to travel with us on this faith journey and <strong>are not taking it as a class </strong>the cost is $3,584.</p> <p> 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.</p> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:50:46 +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 Pioneer Memorial Church First Service <p> Join Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University for its 9 a.m. service where Pastor Ben Martin will present his message, &quot;What Do You Say? Thank You?&quot;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:31:49 +0000