Andrews University Agenda News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2019, Andrews University Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:22:00 -0000 Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:22:00 -0000 Andrews Holds 3rd Annual Shop Berrien Week <p> From January 28 to February 1, 2019, the Andrews University Office of Campus Ministries will hold their third annual Shop Berrien Week. This event gives Andrews students, faculty, staff and local community members the opportunity to raise money for those who would like to serve as student missionaries. In order to make this event possible, Andrews has collaborated with several local businesses (see list below) who have agreed to set aside a designated percentage of each purchase to support student missions. Proceeds from this week help support an average of 25 missionaries per year.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> <strong><u>Shop Berrien Week Stores &amp; Dates</u></strong><br /> January 28: Baguette de France&mdash;10%<br /> January 29: Mabuhay Oriental Store&mdash;10%<br /> January 30: Village Do It Best Hardware&mdash;15%<br /> January 31: ABC Bookstore&mdash;10%<br /> February 1: Apple Valley&mdash;5%</p> <p> June Price, University chaplain, says, &ldquo;The student missions department is delighted to partner with local businesses in helping support Andrews University students serving around the world. Shop Berrien Week is a great opportunity for community members to support local businesses while at the same time helping student missionaries go to the mission field.&rdquo;</p> <p> In fact, Shop Berrien Week is just one part of an annual Student Missions Week at Andrews University. This week is designated as a time to celebrate and highlight students who have returned from the mission field, listen to the stories and experiences of those who have served, prepare others who have decided to serve and encourage students who are feeling called to take time to go into the mission field.</p> <p> This year&rsquo;s Student Missions Week will occur in tandem with the Spring Week of Prayer. Featuring guest speaker BC Nwade, an Andrews alum currently pastoring in Ohio, each of the morning programs will be about making room for God in daily life, while the evening programs will focus on student missions and feature various student missionary testimonies. On Monday evening there will also be a Student Missions Expo that highlights the culture of ten locations where student missionaries have worked. In addition, there will be a booth available to send notes to current missionaries.</p> <p> To learn more about Student Missions Week, follow &ldquo;Andrews University Student Missions&rdquo; and &ldquo;Andrews University Campus Ministries&rdquo; on Facebook.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:23:38 +0000 Annual "Young Artists Concert" at Andrews <p> On Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m., the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra is pleased to continue its annual Young Artists Concert at the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University. This program will showcase students who have been selected as winners of the Department of Music&rsquo;s Young Artist Competition.</p> <p> The Young Artist Competition was a culmination for students of selecting their solos, practicing for multiple months, committing their music to memory and then performing their solos for music faculty. Unsurprisingly, many talented and deserving students auditioned, and it was a difficult process to select only six students to perform their solos with the Symphony Orchestra this month.</p> <p> Katharina Burghardt will open the concert with a dramatic recitative and aria from Mozart&rsquo;s opera &ldquo;Don Giovanni,&rdquo; singing the role of Donna Elvira. Katharina is completing an undergraduate degree specializing in voice and music education and hails from New York state.</p> <p> Following Katharina will be a wealth of violin solos, representing a variety of styles, colors and speeds. The first movement of Camille Saint-Sa&euml;ns&rsquo; powerful &ldquo;Violin Concerto No. 3&rdquo; will be performed by Jade McClellan, an undergraduate violin student from Georgia. Then Simon Luke Brown, a freshman violinist from Oklahoma, will perform the first movement of Sergei Prokofiev&rsquo;s adventurous &ldquo;Violin Concerto No. 2.&rdquo; That will be followed by the first movement of Felix Mendelssohn&rsquo;s gorgeous &ldquo;Violin Concerto,&rdquo; performed by Stephanie Guimaraes, a graduate student from Brazil. Closing out the first half of the concert will be Jeremy Myung, an undergraduate violinist from California, performing the breathtaking &ldquo;Finale&rdquo; from Peter Tchaikovsky&rsquo;s &ldquo;Violin Concerto.&quot;</p> <p> Following intermission, undergraduate pianist Emily Jurek will perform the first movement of Mozart&rsquo;s divine &ldquo;Piano Concerto No. 20.&rdquo; After Emily&rsquo;s performance, all members of the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra will join forces to perform Johannes Brahms&rsquo; celebrative &ldquo;Academic Festival Overture&rdquo; under the baton of Edgar Luna Torres, a graduate student in orchestral conducting from Mexico. Brahms composed his overture in 1880 as a musical offering for the University of Breslau (now Wroc&Aring;‚aw, Poland), which had decided to award Brahms an honorary doctorate degree in philosophy.</p> <p> There are no tickets required for this concert. For more information please visit <a href=""></a> or call the Howard Box Office at 269-471-3560.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:06:23 +0000 "Contemporary Composers of Andrews University" <p> On Sunday, Jan. 20, at 4 p.m., various budding artists and faculty members from Andrews University will perform their contemporary works in the &ldquo;Sunday Music Series: Contemporary Composers of Andrews University&rdquo; concert at the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University.</p> <p> Max Keller, faculty member and concert host, will begin the program with his composition &ldquo;Sunflower,&rdquo; after which undergraduate student Grant Steinweg will perform his one-movement, sonata form piece titled &ldquo;A New Creature.&rdquo; Kenneth Logan will perform three pieces: &ldquo;Secret Music,&rdquo; &ldquo;The Stranger&rdquo; and &ldquo;Beyond the Years.&rdquo; Steinweg will follow with another short piece collection that depicts the imagery Christ uses in his parable of the sower. Listeners will then hear a selection from Logan Ford titled &ldquo;Adagio and Fugue&rdquo; and one from Giovanni Corrodus called the &ldquo;Reggae Rhapsody,&rdquo; a piece that seeks to combine elements of Reggae in a woodwind quartet while implementing aspects of classical harmony and writing. Andrew Kroepel&rsquo;s &ldquo;Chivalry: Suite in 4 Movements&rdquo; will close out the evening with four parts: Nobility, Love, Bravery and Sacrifice, each part an essential aspect to the romantic ideal of chivalry.</p> <p> Admission to this event in the Howard Center is free, and no tickets are required. For additional information, contact the Howard Box Office at 269-471-3560. For a full season schedule of events at the Howard Performing Arts Center, visit <a href=""></a>.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:05:48 +0000 Andrews Student Selected for API Scholarship <p> <em>The following information was announced by Auburn Health Strategies.</em></p> <p> Traverse City, MI&mdash;Eunice Hansen, a senior at Andrews University, is one of five students, out of more than 300 nationwide applicants, to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the American Proficiency Institute (API). The API scholarship program enters its 11th year with over 50 students receiving funds to further their medical laboratory science education.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;The enthusiasm these students have for the science behind the clinical laboratory is clear,&rdquo; remarked Daniel C. Edson, President of API. &ldquo;From an intrigue with genetics to culturing reindeer samples for enteric pathogens, this year&rsquo;s scholarship winners have a variety of interests and experiences.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Ms. Hansen explained her interest in the clinical laboratory in verse: &ldquo;Medical laboratory scientist I&rsquo;m desiring to be. Measuring, testing, discovering and analyzing is key. To running the tests which help doctors provide relief. Making a difference and that difference begins with me.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Karen Reiner, PhD, MT(ASCP), Department Chair, Program Director and Clinical Coordinator in Medical Laboratory Sciences at Andrews University, noted that Ms. Hansen has the &ldquo;dedication and commitment to the preparation required for practicing as medical laboratory professional.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;API scholarships aim to support students driving the future of the laboratory profession,&rdquo; said Edson.<br /> <br /> The American Proficiency Institute is one of the largest proficiency testing providers in the world, serving over 20,000 laboratories. API offers innovative solutions and technical excellence for the proficiency testing needs of hospital and reference laboratories, physician offices, clinics, and point-of-care testing sites.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:24:08 +0000 Andrews Hosts Holiday Concert for BHAS Students <p> On Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, Andrews University&rsquo;s Human Empowerment Life Project (H.E.L.P.), hosted a holiday concert at the Howard Performing Arts Center for approximately 400 grades 1, 2 and 4 Benton Harbor Area Schools (BHAS) students.</p> <p> Carlisle Sutton, director of Community Engagement Integration &amp; Service, says, &ldquo;In response to a request from a BHAS administrator, H.E.L.P. developed a holiday concert to showcase expert use of different musical instruments and varied vocal styles. These items were incorporated into an engaging drama that communicated positive values. This is the third annual event.&rdquo;</p> <p> H.E.L.P. is an initiative through which Andrews University partners with students, teachers and administration of the BHAS to provide resources that seek to improve the learning outcomes and provide positive experiences for students in grades 1, 2, 4 and 5.</p> <p> This semester H.E.L.P. has been teaching &ldquo;respect&rdquo; in the weekly values-based program. The skit in the holiday concert was designed to emphasize the importance of making right choices daily and the harmful effects of bullying and using negative words. The drama showed the students that when respect is combined with compassion, kindness and courage, individuals can make positive changes in the lives of those around them.</p> <p> The concert also provided opportunities for the students to listen to a number of musical selections by Andrews students, including Deliverance Mass Choir, guest soloist Xiomara Urbina, and actor Andre Henry.</p> <p> Throughout the program, attending students paid close attention to the drama, applauding after each item and cheering each musical selection. At the end of the program, all were invited to participate in a Christmas sing-a-long.</p> <p> The elementary school teachers in attendance were also appreciative of the program. &ldquo;My class really enjoyed the Christmas performance at Andrews University,&rdquo; says Lisa Bennett, teacher at Benton Harbor Area Schools. &ldquo;The choir was outstanding.&nbsp;Also, the skit was right on time.&nbsp;What a great experience for the students to see other students exceling and using their talents in a positive way.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;My class enjoyed the music and asked lots of questions about the musical instruments,&rdquo; says Jackie Wheeler, another BHAS teacher. &ldquo;One student surprised me when I asked if anyone could describe the best part of the program. This student described the skit about 'bullying' in great detail.&nbsp;He was able to tell the meaning of the skit&hellip;.Our students enjoyed interacting with Andrews students and were helped in their classwork as well.&rdquo;</p> <p> Eric Sweeting, Andrews student, says, &ldquo;I loved it just as much as last year&rsquo;s. I love to see the kids excited and engaged.&rdquo;</p> <p> Andrews student Autumn Meis agrees. &ldquo;I thought the concert was a lot of fun and a good experience.&rdquo;</p> <p> The administration, teachers and parents of the Benton Harbor Area Schools worked hard to ensure students were able to attend the event.</p> <p> Sutton says, &ldquo;We long to see the boys and girls from Benton Harbor succeed. I hope this event exposed them to new areas they can pursue to fulfill their purpose. We hope the lessons taught in the play help them make better choices.&nbsp;I am also trusting that the more we see and meet these kids, our care for them will deepen. We would see as Christ sees and be willing to do whatever it takes to help them understand their immense value and learn to thrive&mdash;for we are all made in the image of God.&rdquo;</p> <p> The program opened with the national anthem, then a welcome from Andrea Luxton, Andrews University president, and an introduction from Christon Arthur, Andrews University provost. Special support was given from many on the Andrews campus: the staff of the Howard Performing Arts Center; ITS staff; David Faehner, vice president for University Advancement; staff from the James White Library who provided toys for the students; and staff from the School of Distance Education &amp; International Partnerships who sponsored beverages for attendees.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2018 16:17:48 +0000 Flight Time Reduced for Aviation Students <p> Students in the Andrews University Department of Aviation can now save 500 hours of flight training and related costs as they meet the requirements to become an airline pilot.</p> <p> The Andrews Department of Aviation has received a Letter of Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), stating that Andrews is authorized to &ldquo;certify graduates&hellip;for an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate [ATP] with reduced aeronautical experience.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;Our goal is to provide our flight students with state-of-the-art&nbsp;training that culminates with pilots that demonstrate outstanding quality in the industry,&rdquo; says Ralph Trecartin, associate provost and dean of the School of Business Administration. &ldquo;This latest Letter of Authorization from the FAA is equivalent to a seal of approval. It shows that we are accomplishing our quality goals. While we focus on quality, we are also concerned with the costly nature of aviation training.&rdquo;</p> <p> Typically, according to a mandate by Congress, students pursuing a basic airline pilot license must complete 1,500 hours of flight time to be eligible to take the airline pilot exam. At the request of airlines, a few exemptions to this mandate were developed, including an exemption stating that students completing a four-year certified university bachelor&rsquo;s program would only be required to complete 1,000 flight hours if the university&rsquo;s aviation program is approved and it also has a certified flight school.</p> <p> Five years ago, Andrews began the process of becoming a certified flight school, first completing private and instrument requirements, then, last fall, completing commercial flight requirements. Andrews submitted certification paperwork, and the FAA evaluated all classes taught as part of the program to be sure certain criteria were met. Andrews was granted a Letter of Authority to issue waivers for the Airline Transport Pilot with reduced aeronautical experience on October 19, 2018.</p> <p> Because of this certification and the bachelor&rsquo;s degree offered at Andrews, students who graduate from the Andrews aviation program must now complete only 1,000 flight hours to be eligible to take the ATP exam.</p> <p> &ldquo;We are the only Adventist flight program to have this reduction in flight hours&mdash;it saves approximately a year&rsquo;s worth of time for our students between their graduation and working for the airlines,&rdquo; says Duane Habenicht, airpark manager and chair of the Department of Aviation. &ldquo;Most of our students, if they go through our program the way it&rsquo;s designed, are able to graduate with 700&ndash;800 hours of flight time completed. Graduates would need an additional 4&ndash;6 months of additional flight time before taking the airline exam, though a few especially ambitious students have completed all of their hours before graduation.&rdquo;</p> <p> Trecartin emphasizes the ability for aviation students to give back to those around them, as well. &ldquo;Our mission is to help train students for ministry and service to others,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;It is our hope that many of our students will choose to receive certifications in both aviation maintenance and aviation flight. We believe that our students can live lives of dedicated service to others whether in the most advanced airlines or in the most primitive airfields of the world.&rdquo;</p> <p> For additional information, please contact the Andrews University School of Business Administration at <a href=""></a> or 269-471-3632.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2018 16:00:50 +0000 Eighth Annual Honors Church at Andrews University <p> On Saturday morning, Nov. 10, 2018, attendees gathered in the Howard Performing Arts Center to enjoy the eighth annual Honors Church program, titled &ldquo;Women of Faith: Past, Present &amp; Future.&rdquo;</p> <p> The service began with a selection of hymns written and composed by women of faith including Cecil Frances Alexander and Fanny Crosby. Led by Chelsea Lake, honors alum and music director for WAUS, the Honors choir then delivered an introit of Tom Trenny&rsquo;s song &ldquo;A Place at the Table.&rdquo; After opening prayer, Haley Butler, senior biology major and Honors president, welcomed the congregation. When explaining the inspiration for this year&rsquo;s theme, she said, &ldquo;At the suggestion of our student leaders, this year&rsquo;s Honors Church focuses on the heritage of female ministry within the Protestant tradition. We do not seek simply to celebrate that history but to also promote action and renew energy after the recent Autumn Council votes.&rdquo;</p> <p> The service was split into three sections: &ldquo;Part 1: Created Equal &amp; Fully Human,&rdquo; &ldquo;Part 2: The Challenge&rdquo; and &ldquo;Part 3: Called to Minister.&rdquo; Each section included scripture passages, readings, hymns and personal testimonies. The scripture passages centered around affirming the full humanity of men and women, and the readings were a sample of the historic and continuing Protestant debate surrounding the principles of gender equality and the call to ministry. L. Monique Pittman, director of Honors and professor of English, says, &ldquo;Something I really wanted to be sure we were showing in the readings was the long arc of women actively asking for equal status, for a role&mdash;a recognized role&mdash;in ministry.&rdquo;</p> <p> At the end of the first section, Amanda Bange, theology and speech-language pathology &amp; audiology major and senior Honors scholar, poignantly shared about a negative experience within ministry this past summer. While she admitted that this was very frustrating and discouraging, she passionately addressed how this affirmed her desire to minister to other women who are seeking a place in ministry.</p> <p> Later, Nancy Kardos-Moldovan, religion major and senior Honors scholar, also reflected on her recent experiences in ministry. Despite the more positive nature of her experiences, she did share how difficult it is to serve and love when there is so rarely a place for women in ministry. After her touching reflection, the audience enjoyed a music arrangement of &ldquo;Blessed Assurance&rdquo; played by Honors scholars Danya Wilson, Grant Steinweg and Jesse Gray.</p> <p> At the end of the third section, Hyveth Williams, professor and director of homiletics at the Seminary, delivered a passionate homily about her experiences in ministry and what she has learned from them. She first reflected on how hard it was to start out as a woman in ministry with no female mentor. After sharing a short list of the people she currently looks to for female mentorship, Williams then went on to share five lessons from 1 Peter 5:1&ndash;3 that had been a powerful mentoring force in her life.</p> <p> After the homily, the song &ldquo;Precious Lord, Lead Me Home&rdquo; received its world premiere by the Honors choir and orchestra members. Written and composed by Marguerite Samuel and commissioned by Chelsea Lake, this piece is specifically dedicated to women in all positions of leadership in ministry.</p> <p> The Honors church service would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication shown by numerous faculty, staff and students in the J.N. Andrews Honors Program; the Honors officers; Danya Wilson, Honors music coordinator; Howard Performing Arts Center staff; Department of Music colleagues; and Hyveth Williams and the members of her Grace Place Congregation in South Bend, Indiana, who willingly joined the Honors worship service.</p> <p> &ldquo;I was so moved by it [the service] and really grateful for Dr. Williams who put the punctuation, the exclamation mark, on it. It was such a lovely experience to be worshipping with her congregation, as well,&rdquo; reflects Pittman.</p> <p> Kara Herrera, a junior honors biotechnology and English major, shares her response to this year&rsquo;s service. &ldquo;Honors church is always a great experience every year. I&rsquo;ve attended it every year since my freshman year, and it has always been super fun and a joy to attend. The theme this year was extremely timely, and it was really powerful to hear so many women&rsquo;s voices come to life through the Honors family.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:57:14 +0000 "Welcome Christmas" Concert at Andrews <p> &ldquo;Welcome Christmas,&rdquo; an annual concert at Andrews University, will take place Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.</p> <p> This year&rsquo;s program, directed by Stephen Zork, professor of music and conductor of the University Singers and University Chorale, is titled &ldquo;When You Come.&rdquo; It will present a garland of Christmas carols proclaiming and reliving the advent and gospel of Jesus Christ as portrayed through scripture and oral traditions throughout the ages. The collaborative concert will feature Andrews University Department of Music ensembles: Singers, Chorale, Symphony Orchestra and tenor Charles Reid, associate professor of voice and artist-in-residence at Andrews University. The Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Chris Wild.</p> <p> Numerous seasonal favorites will be featured, such as &ldquo;Christmas Dinner&rdquo; and &ldquo;When You Come, We Will Shout Hallelujah!&rdquo; arranged by Stephen Zork for choir and orchestra. Fresh settings of traditional carols will include Dan Forrest&rsquo;s &ldquo;O Come, Let Us Adore Him,&rdquo; John Rutter&rsquo;s &ldquo;Shepherd&rsquo;s Pipe Carol,&rdquo; Courtney&rsquo;s evocative arrangement &ldquo;Mary Did You Know?&rdquo; and Peter Anglea&rsquo;s lyrical setting of &ldquo;Silent Night.&rdquo; The centerpiece of the program is Ralph Vaughan Williams&rsquo; &ldquo;Fantasia on Christmas Carols,&rdquo; for which he took familiar modal English Christmas tunes and enriched them with his romantic, harmonic language and a variety of instrumental combinations. In it, Williams&rsquo; selected Christmas carols include&nbsp;&ldquo;The Truth Sent from Above,&rdquo;&nbsp;&ldquo;Come All You Worthy Gentlemen,&rdquo;&nbsp;&ldquo;On Christmas Night,&rdquo;&nbsp;&ldquo;There Is a Fountain,&rdquo; and&nbsp;&ldquo;God Bless the Ruler of this House.&rdquo; For &ldquo;Fantasia on Christmas Carols,&rdquo; the Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the University Singers and vocal soloist Charles Reid.&nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;Welcome Christmas&rdquo; is a &ldquo;full-house&rdquo; event; doors will open promptly at 6:30 p.m. A free-will offering will be received, and no admission will be charged.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 17:31:55 +0000