Andrews University Agenda http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/ News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2017, Andrews University Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:46:00 -0000 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:46:00 -0000 webmaster@andrews.edu webmaster@andrews.edu Business Professor Publishes Ebook http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/47107 <p> The School of Business Administration is pleased to report that the 2nd edition (2017) of Ben Maguad's e-book, &ldquo;Managing for Quality in Higher Education: A Systems Perspective,&rdquo; has just been published. Maguad is professor of management in the SBA.</p> <p> The e-book is co-authored by Robert M. Krone, professor emeritus of systems management at the University of Southern California. In addition to being the lead author, Maguad also served as liaison between the publisher and the authors. The new edition includes an online testing which will be made available by the publisher. This is based on the 105-question, multiple-choice test bank that he developed (based on the 12 chapters of the e-book) and submitted to the publisher in July 2017.<br /> <br /> &quot;My co-author and I are humbled by the level of interest generated by the e-book around the world,&quot; says Maguad.</p> <p> From September 2012 to June 2017, the 1st edition of the e-book has been downloaded nearly 250,000 times. Because of the high level of interest generated, the publisher has given the authors permission to revise the e-book that includes a multiple-choice test bank as well.<br /> <br /> The e-book is available for <a href="http://bookboon.com/en/managing-for-quality-in-higher-education-ebook">free download</a> from bookboon.com.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:36:06 +0000 Librarians Present at International Conference http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/46428 <p> A contingent of librarians from Andrews University recently attended the 37th annual conference of the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians, held June 25-29 at Newbold College, Bracknell, UK. The conference proceedings were led by ASDAL President Terry Robertson (Seminary Librarian) and included the following presentations by James White Library faculty:</p> <p> &quot;Adulting in the Library: Experiences of Millennials as Library Staff&quot; by Jason St. Clair (Head of Patron Services)</p> <p> &quot;Adventist Digital Library&quot; by Merlin Burt (Director, Center for Adventist Research)</p> <p> &quot;Aligning Academic Library Space with Millennials&rsquo; Learning Styles&quot; by Silas M. Oliveira (Referece, Database, and Off-Campus Services Librarian)</p> <p> &quot;The Wurker-Gibson Bible Collection: an Adventist Connection to the 500<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Reformation&quot; by Lawrence Onsager (Dean of Libraries) and Terry Robertson</p> <p> &quot;Is SDA History Relevant to Millennials?&quot; Minnie Day Sype, Licensed Minister 1902-1956 by Lauren Matacio (Instruction Librarian) and Lawrence Onsager</p> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:09:20 +0000 Business Professor Publishes Article http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/46218 <p> Ben Maguad, professor of management in the School of Business Administration, recently published an article, &ldquo;Managing for Quality in Higher Education: A Biblical Perspective,&rdquo; in the 40th volume of the Institute for Christian Teaching's&nbsp;&ldquo;Christ in the Classroom&rdquo; series. You can read the article in the attached document. Congratulations to Professor Maguad!</p> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:01:46 +0000 The Power & Promise of Early Research http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/44436 <p class="p1"> The late great American hero John Glenn once said, &quot;The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds.&quot; Imagine if our 21 million American high school students were inspired and immersed in at least one year of original, hands-on research. Imagine the potential impact of even 0.1% to 1% of these students continuing to do more research in all four years of college.</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> This is the clear and simple yet powerful vision that the editors and authors of The Power and Promise of Early Research offer as a fundamental and system-wide game-changer for American science education. It is a passionate advocacy for proactively engaging students in authentic research earlier than is traditionally done. They spotlight the pedagogical, professional and practical benefits of not waiting until graduate school when students have successfully run the conventional gauntlet of required courses before they are fully immersed in doing authentic research. Rather, their collective vision for this foundational shift in when students should be allowed to start conducting research is succinctly captured in three words: early, often, and universal.</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> This 13-chapter peer-reviewed book is the brainchild of Lead Editor, Dr. Desmond H. Murray of Andrews University, who for almost 20 years and with almost 1,000 students, has designed, implemented and promoted early research in both high school and college courses, as well as during the summer. His co-editors, Dr. Sherine Obare, Associate Vice-President for Research at Western Michigan University and Dr. James Hageman, Special Assistant to the President at Central Michigan University, have also been in the trenches engaging a diversity of students in early research.</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story in the attached press release from Building Excellence in Science &amp; Technology &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> <p> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} </style> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} </style> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} </style> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 21.0px Helvetica; color: #0433ff} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 2.0px Helvetica; color: #0433ff} p.p5 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Helvetica; color: #0433ff} p.p6 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.5px Helvetica; color: #0059b1} p.p7 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 7.0px Helvetica; color: #f4d61a} p.p8 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 3.0px Helvetica; color: #101d4f} span.s1 {font: 25.0px Helvetica} span.s2 {font: 16.5px Helvetica} span.s3 {color: #0059b1} span.s4 {font: 4.0px Helvetica} </style> </p> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:34:52 +0000 Professor's Book Wins IVP Readers' Choice Award http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/39906 <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; font-family: 'lucida grande', verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> John C. Peckham's book, <em>The Love of God: A Canonical Model</em> (IVP Academic, 2015) has been voted a 2015 IVP Reader's Choice Award Winner (ivpress.com/readerschoice).</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; font-family: 'lucida grande', verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> In&nbsp;<em style="box-sizing: border-box;">The Love of God</em>, John Peckham, Associate Professor of Theology and Christian Philosophy, offers a comprehensive canonical interpretation of divine love in dialogue with, and at times in contrast to, both classical and process theism. God's love, he argues, is freely willed, evaluative, emotional and reciprocal, given before but not without conditions. According to Peckham's reading of Scripture, the God who loves the world is both perfect and passible, both self-sufficient and desirous of reciprocal relationships with each person, so that &quot;whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.&quot; For more on the book, see http://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/review/code=4079.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; font-family: 'lucida grande', verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> As a Readers' Choice Award winner, The Love of God is available at a 30% discount through January 31, 2016 at ivpress.com/readerschoice.</p> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:14:57 +0000 Presentation: Janine Lim http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/38860 <p> Janine Lim, Associate Dean for Online Higher Education, was invited to keynote for the Iowa Distance Learning Association Fall Symposium on September 25, 2015. Her videoconference presentation, titled Mobile Apps to Support and Enhance Online Courses, focused on a variety of ways to use mobile learning to support online learners. Her <a href="http://blog.janinelim.com/?p=5510">supporting blog post</a> includes the PowerPoint, links and a selected&nbsp;bibliography.</p> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:36:07 +0000 Publication: L.S. Baker Jr. http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/38634 <p> L.S. Baker Jr.,&nbsp;editorial and marketing coordinator for Andrews University Press, published &quot;Land of Rameses&quot;&nbsp;earlier this year. It was released near the end of the 2014-2015 school year.&nbsp;</p> <p> &quot;Land of Rameses&quot;&nbsp;is an epic historical-biblical mystery novel in which Pharaoh, while navigating the political intrigue of his inner circle of advisers in order to expand his empire, must first decode his father's cryptic dying words, &quot;Keep watch for Ramoses!&quot;</p> <p> It is the Exodus story you know and love, told as you've never read and faithful to the Bible, Egyptian archaeology and Ellen White in a way you'll never forget. &quot;Land of Rameses&quot;&nbsp;reveals the secret to ultimate triumph following abject failure. It is the story of the struggle we all have to endure in order to either suppress or succumb to the pressure of outside forces on our lives.</p> <p> Here is what some who have finished it are saying about it...</p> <p> &quot;I just finished reading this Amazing Book! It is basically the Exodus story but told like NEVER before. It was entertaining, very educational, and moved me to tears at times. It has strengthened me spiritually. If you don't have it already you need to order it TODAY!!!&quot; - Christopher Jenkins, theology student, Andrews University</p> <p> &quot;Extraordinary! Baker weaves documented historical events, individuals and places into an intricate tapestry. The story is gripping and presents a stunning perspective on life in ancient Egypt as it collides with the God of the Hebrews. A riveting read and suitable for the classroom! Awesome!&quot; Constance Gane, PhD, associate professor of archaeology, S.H. Horn Archaeology Museum Curator, Andrews University</p> <p> Available in three formats: Dust Jacket Hardcover, Perfect Bound Softcover, or ebook.</p> <p> Available for purchase anywhere books are sold (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, ABC, Westbow Press, etc.)</p> <p> <a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/LSBakerJr/LandofRameses/prweb12635862.htm#.VSQcwTKELIM.gmail">Read the Press Release</a></p> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 09:38:05 +0000 Publication: Hayward, Henson & Cushing http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/38620 <p> Jim Hayward, research professor in the Department of Biology, Shandelle Henson, chair of the Department of Mathematics, and Jim Cushing, professor of mathematics at the University of Arizona, recently had research published in International Inovation. This publication, produced in Bristol, UK, focuses on disseminating &quot;the latest research, policy and technology insight and analysis to a global audience.&quot;</p> <p> Read their Q&amp;A, entitled, &quot;Nature Makes Sense,&quot; by clicking <a href="http://digimag.internationalinnovation.com//launch.aspx?eid=4b21d616-44e8-4dc1-846c-1c229bae3acc&amp;pnum=54">here</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:22:41 +0000