Andrews University Agenda News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2018, Andrews University Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:24:00 -0000 Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:24:00 -0000 Andrews Hosts Adventist Engaged Encounter <p> Andrews University will host Adventist Engaged Encounter (AEE) the weekend of November&nbsp; 2&ndash;4, 2018. AEE is an enrichment weekend for seriously dating, engaged and recently married couples. It offers insights and tools for couples to develop their relationship and strengthen their commitment to one another.</p> <p> There are three main aspects to AEE's programming: fellowship with other recently engaged and newly married couples, teaching by marriage mentors, and personal communication and connection development with one's partner.</p> <p> For many, attending an AEE weekend is one of the most significant experiences of their dating, courtship or early marriage. Erin Castelbuono says, &ldquo;AEE taught us a different way to communicate more efficiently for our marriage. From this weekend, I became more aware of my husband&rsquo;s emotions and feelings. I would positively and certainly recommend AEE to anyone who is getting married or who is recently married.&rdquo;</p> <p> For registration information, contact Jeff and Twyla Smith at or 269-815-8491.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:51:38 +0000 Kate Boyd in Concert at Andrews University <p> Kate Boyd will perform on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at 4 p.m. as part of the Sunday Music Series at the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University.</p> <p> Described by Gramophone Magazine as having a &ldquo;strong lyrical bent and feeling for nuance,&rdquo; American pianist Kate Boyd is an active soloist and chamber musician who has performed solo recitals at many places throughout the U.S. and Canada. She has performed in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Schubert&rsquo;s birth house in Vienna, the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the Musikhalle Hamburg.</p> <p> Boyd received her Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory and her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University, where she studied with renowned pianist and pedagogue Gilbert Kalish. She also received a diploma from the Hannover (Germany) Academy of Musica and a Fulbright Grant to study at the Cologne (Germany) Academy of Music.</p> <p> Boyd currently serves as professor of piano and piano area coordinator at Butler University. As a faculty member, she has appeared as a soloist with each of the University&rsquo;s large ensembles in performances ranging from Beethoven&rsquo;s &ldquo;Choral Fantasy&rdquo; to Gershwin&rsquo;s &ldquo;Rhapsody in Blue.&rdquo; A passionate advocate for the music of our time, Boyd has performed numerous world premieres, including James Woodward&rsquo;s &ldquo;Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble.&rdquo; In the summers, she is on the faculty of Interlochen Arts Camp in northern Michigan. Formerly, she was on the faculty of Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, and for ten summers taught at Kinhaven Music School in Weston, Vermont.</p> <p> A masterclass will follow Boyd&rsquo;s concert. All are welcome to attend. No tickets are required for this event.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:45:18 +0000 Andrews University Symphony Orchestra in Concert <p> The Andrews University Symphony Orchestra will perform on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center. The theme for the concert is &ldquo;TEAR and REPAIR.&rdquo;</p> <p> Chris Wild, new conductor of the orchestra, states, &ldquo;When I was completing my doctoral studies last spring at Northwestern University, I went to see the university&rsquo;s production of Mozart&rsquo;s opera &ldquo;Don Giovanni,&rdquo; which is based on the legend of the notorious Don Juan. It was striking to me that the text and plot of this opera was still so relevant, being performed when sexual predators were being outed as part of the #metoo movement. This idea serves as the starting off point for the concert, which acknowledges interpersonal terror and offers a variety of musical and emotional pathways toward healing.&rdquo;</p> <p> Following the introduction to &ldquo;Don Giovanni&rdquo; will be Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla&rsquo;s emotive &ldquo;Melodia en la menor,&rdquo; performed only by the orchestra&rsquo;s string instruments. This piece offers an outlet for self-expression, and perhaps mourning, within the structure of a very slow tango.</p> <p> Eliza Brown, a young and talented composer and professor of composition and music theory at DePauw University, will join the orchestra for a performance of her &ldquo;Filaments.&rdquo; As a metaphor for healing, her piece allows the listener to focus on small and fragile objects and, through the course of the piece, the solo violinist begins to find voice and confidence.</p> <p> Composer Jean Sibelius is a hero in his native Finland, having composed music that helped shape the identity of Finland as it struggled to gain independence from Russia. His &ldquo;Symphony No. 2&rdquo; is one of the most popular compositions of symphonic repertoire. The conclusion of his symphony comes following the orchestra&rsquo;s collective effort to build something wonderful together, which in this piece is an unpredictable journey.</p> <p> Tickets can be purchased at General admission tickets are $6, and tickets for students and seniors are $4. For additional information, contact the Howard Box Office at 269-471-3560.</p> <p> Wild&rsquo;s work as a conductor grew out of a love for teaching that has included work with orchestras, chamber ensembles and private cello students of all ages. Upon moving to Illinois, he led a pre-college orchestra program in DeKalb that doubled its enrollment, won multiple awards, moved into new facilities and added the DeKalb High School String Band, for which he arranged dozens of songs. Recently, he has begun sharing his love for music in the YouTube video series &ldquo;Great Moments in Orchestral History&rdquo; and through teaching in the Andrews University Department of Music. In addition to instrumental repertoire, Chris has conducted staged productions and excerpts from multiple requiems, operas, musicals, oratorios, cantatas and motets.</p> <p> The Andrews University Symphony Orchestra is the core ensemble of the orchestral program at Andrews. 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.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:38:03 +0000 Callisto Quartet in Concert at Andrews University <p> The Callisto Quartet will perform on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University.</p> <p> Formed in 2016 at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) in Cleveland, Ohio, the Callisto Quartet brings together four dedicated and passionate musicians who share a love of chamber music. The quartet won the coveted grand prize in the Senior String division and the gold medal in the Senior String division of the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, held at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. The quartet was also a prizewinner at the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and is the only American quartet selected to compete in the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. They work primarily with Si-Yan Darren Li and Peter Salaff.</p> <p> Twenty-three-year-old cellist Hannah Moses is an Artist Diploma candidate at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she previously received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music studying cello with Melissa Kraut. Hannah has been the recipient of many awards, including the Dr. Bennett Levine Chamber Music Award, the CIM Alumni Association Award, the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award through &ldquo;From the Top,&rdquo; and others. Hannah spends much of her time playing in string quartets. Her other passions include traveling, hiking, writing and meditation.</p> <p> Rachel Stenzel, age 22, is currently pursuing her master's degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying violin under Stephen Rose and Jan Mark Sloman. A member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, she has also served as concertmaster of the CIM Orchestra and the Suburban Symphony. She performs regularly at her church and enjoys sharing her music with the community and in more personal settings. When not practicing she enjoys running, journaling, traveling and all kinds of crafts.</p> <p> Violist Eva Kennedy is currently a graduate student at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Lynne Ramsey. She earned her bachelor&rsquo;s degree at CIM in 2017, studying with Jeffrey Irvine as well as spending a semester as an exchange student at the Paris Conservatory studying with Sabine Toutain. Eva has been passionate about chamber music since her first experience playing in a quartet at age 7. Her interests outside music include feminism and rock climbing.</p> <p> Violinist Paul Aguilar, from Greenville, South Carolina, is a fourth-year undergraduate student of Jaime Laredo and Jan Mark Sloman at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Paul has won top prizes in various concerto and scholarship competitions, including first in the 2016 Milhaud Competition at CIM and the 2017 CIM Spring Concerto Competition. Paul enjoys sharing his music making at his church, listening to music, reading and journaling.</p> <p> Tickets can be purchased at Prices are $15 for general admission and $7 for students (limit two per student).</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:50:19 +0000 Andrews Hosts Collegiate Choral Invitational <p> Andrews University will host a Collegiate Choral Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at 8 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.</p> <p> <em>Cessant Lites</em> (Let us Cease!)&mdash;&ldquo;A Night to Unite&rdquo; is the theme of the Collegiate Choral Invitational under the direction of Stephen Zork. featuring the Andrews University Singers, University Chorale and I Cantori.</p> <p> Kleberson Calanca, a Master of Music in choral conducting student, will lead the University Singers and Chorale in emotive music that celebrates the dignity and value of each person. Select repertoire will include Benjamin Kornelis&rsquo; &ldquo;Let Us Not Become Weary,&rdquo; Eric Nelson&lsquo;s &ldquo;When Memory Fades,&rdquo; Kim Andre Arnesen&rsquo;s &ldquo;Even When He Is Silent,&rdquo; Z. Randall Stroope&rsquo;s &ldquo;Caritas et Amor,&rdquo; Guilio Caccini&rsquo;s &ldquo;Donna Nobis Pacem,&rdquo; Ren&eacute; Clausen&rsquo;s &ldquo;Kyrie&rdquo; from &ldquo;Memorial,&rdquo; and Craig Hella Johnson&rsquo;s &ldquo;All of Us!&rdquo;</p> <p> Included in the concert&rsquo;s enlightening choral selections will be &ldquo;Psalm 23 &amp; Psalm 2:1&ndash;4&rdquo; from Leonard Bernstein&rsquo;s &ldquo;Chichester Psalms&rdquo; conducted by Giovanni Corrodus, &ldquo;Sanctus&rdquo; from Robert Ray&rsquo;s &ldquo;Gospel Mass&rdquo; conducted by Megan Mocca, and Arnesen&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Lamb&rdquo; conducted by Ronnie Zanella. Zork will lead the University Singers in a stirring arrangement of the spiritual &ldquo;Hold On,&rdquo; arranged by John Tebay. All the conductors are choral conducting graduate students of Stephen Zork.</p> <p> Tickets are available at General admission tickets are $6, and tickets for seniors and students are $4. For additional information, contact the Howard Box Office at 269-471-3560.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:44:45 +0000 Andrews University Wind Symphony in Concert <p> The Andrews University Wind Symphony will present its fall concert on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.</p> <p> &ldquo;Americana&rdquo; is the theme for this first concert of the 2018&ndash;2019 Andrews University Wind Symphony season. It features a variety of American band music, ranging from familiar classics like Carmen Dragon&rsquo;s arrangement of &ldquo;America the Beautiful&rdquo; and Aaron Copland&rsquo;s &ldquo;Variations on a Shaker Melody&rdquo; from &ldquo;Appalachian Spring&rdquo; to new gems like Frank Ticheli&rsquo;s introspective &ldquo;An American Elegy&rdquo; and the Star-Spangled Banner-inspired &ldquo;Early Light&rdquo; by Carolyn Bremer. Come enjoy this evening of American favorites!</p> <p> Conducted by Byron Graves, 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.</p> <p> Tickets can be purchased at <a href=""></a>. Prices are $6 for general admission and $4 for students and seniors.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2018 09:45:27 +0000 Andrews University Names Wellness Center <p> Andrews University is pleased to announce that their new wellness center is being named the Andreasen Center for Wellness in recognition of Niels-Erik Andreasen, president emeritus of Andrews.</p> <p> &ldquo;When the fundraising campaign for the wellness center began, a donor stepped forward with a gift in the millions,&rdquo; says President Andrea Luxton. &ldquo;This donor said the gift was not for personal recognition but was intended to honor Niels-Erik Andreasen, someone whose work at Andrews made an outstanding contribution to the University. Because of the initial donation, others were motivated. Five large gifts, all connected with the first overwhelming gift and in addition to a number of smaller gifts, made the eventual groundbreaking of the Center for Wellness possible.&rdquo;</p> <p> Andreasen served 22 years, from 1994&ndash;2016, as the fifth president of Andrews University. His vision for Andrews inspired the necessary financial support for multiple capital improvements on the campus, including the Seminary Hall addition, the Howard Performing Arts Center, the J.N. Andrews Boulevard and Welcome Globe, a new milking parlor at the Dairy, renovations to Dining Services, the Undergraduate Learning Center (Buller Hall and renovations to Nethery Hall) and Damazo Hall. These improvements enhanced the physical footprint of campus, improved the academic experience for students and faculty, and provided significant ways to welcome the surrounding community to campus.</p> <p> Andreasen&rsquo;s ability to relate to others on an individual level has had lasting results, as well. &ldquo;I have closely observed Andreasen in conversation with musicians, scientists and biblical scholars. One can tell that he has a depth of interest and understanding in many disciplines,&rdquo; says Charles Randall, co-chair of the President&rsquo;s Council. &ldquo;He shows interest in and is gracious to those he meets. His stature in Adventist leadership around the world helped make Andrews University a diverse and premier academic magnet school.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;The Center for Wellness is the culmination of the many contributions Andreasen has made to Andrews,&rdquo; says Paul Stokstad, co-chair of the President&rsquo;s Council. &ldquo;Through the enlargement of the Seminary, Andrews has had a great impact on providing leadership to our fellow churches around the world, while Buller Hall sends a strong message that Andrews is a liberal arts institution of the first order. The Center for Wellness has been a dream of Dr. Andreasen&rsquo;s for many years, and now it becomes reality. &ldquo;&lsquo;Corpus&rsquo; takes its rightful place next to &lsquo;mens&rsquo; and &lsquo;spiritus&rsquo; as a goal for all of Andrews.&rdquo;</p> <p> The $17.5 million, 70,000-square-foot Andreasen Center for Wellness is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019. It will have an indoor salt-water pool, a hot whirlpool with special features, saunas, a steam bath, an outdoor wellness courtyard, a recreation center with basketball and multipurpose courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, assessment and coaching elements, as well as space for educational wellness programs.</p> <p> For more information, visit <a href=""></a>. You can also connect with University Wellness on Facebook (<a href=""></a>), Instagram (<a href=""></a>) and Twitter (<a href=""></a>).</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2018 19:39:57 +0000 Deans List Released for Summer 2018 <p> Andrews University has announced the undergraduate deans list for summer semester 2018. The students listed have maintained a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher while having at least 12 credits, no incompletes and no grade below a B. There are 20 students in total on the list.</p> <p> Drew, Cassandra S.<br /> Fabiyi, Opeyemi O.<br /> Gordon, Rhondi E.<br /> Gutierrez, Nikila M.<br /> Joo, Eun Hye<br /> Linden, Christovia T.<br /> Lipari, Michael<br /> Maypa, Kczerne D.<br /> Narbarte, Hannah A.<br /> Nwachukwu, Ulonna<br /> Pagarigan, Irisse Nadine D.<br /> Parker, Jordan S.<br /> Ponterio, Anthony<br /> Ruiz, Ana C.<br /> Russell, Adia D.<br /> Samonte, Deangela P.<br /> Scarlett Fisher, Toshalee A.<br /> Smith, Sara K.<br /> Tinoco, Sandra<br /> Yade, Addisalem K.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2018 16:55:50 +0000