Andrews University Agenda News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2018, Andrews University Wed, 17 Oct 2018 03:53:00 -0000 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 03:53:00 -0000 Mental Health Awareness <p> Feeling sad, anxious, lonely, or irritable?</p> <p> Take a free, anonymous mental health assessment at <a href=""> </a></p> <p> Free, confidential counseling is available to all Andrews university students their spouse at:</p> <p> Counseling &amp; Testing Center, Bell Hall Suite 123</p> <p> Tel: 269-471-3470</p> <p> Visit our website at</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:24:14 +0000 October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month <p align="center"> <strong>Identifying and Responding to an Abusive Relationship</strong></p> <p> Here are some signs of an abusive relationship. Your Partner may be abusive if he or she:</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Constantly accuses you of having an affair</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bites, slaps, punches, or kicks you</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Throws things at you or breaks objects during an argument</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Belittles you in front of your friends and family</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Makes you feel afraid to express your opinions or wishes</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Monitors who you speak to and whom you go out with</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Blames you for his/her appearance</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Threatens you or swears at you</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Criticizes all you do</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Disrespects you, your family, and your friends</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Refuses to let you have your own money or handle your finances</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Forces you to have sex</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Demonstrates extreme possessiveness or jealousy</p> <p> <strong>It is very important not to blame the victim. Avoid accusatory or dismissive statements such as: </strong></p> <p> &ldquo;I`m sure he/she didn`t really mean to hurt you.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;It`s no big deal; you`ll get over it.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;What did you do to provoke it?&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;Don`t tell anyone about this; it`s too embarrassing.&rdquo;</p> <p> <strong>Instead, use comforting statements such as these:</strong></p> <p> &ldquo;I`m so sorry you had to go through this; no one should have to hurt.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;It`s not your fault; you didn`t do anything to deserve this.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;I`m here for you whenever you feel like sharing and praying.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;I`m glad you shared with me; together we can find you some help.&rdquo;</p> <p> <strong>A victim of abuse may stay with his/her abuser for the following reasons:</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:24px;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fearful for his/her life</p> <p style="margin-left:24px;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; He/she will lose his/her children</p> <p style="margin-left:24px;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Embarrassment</p> <p style="margin-left:24px;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Feels it is his/her Christian duty to keep the marriage together no matter what</p> <p style="margin-left:24px;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Guilt for what may happen to the abuser if he/she leaves</p> <p style="margin-left:24px;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Feels responsible for abuser`s actions (deserved abuse)</p> <p style="margin-left:24px;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; He/she may not get support from family and friends</p> <p style="margin-left:24px;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Abuse may get worse if he/she tries to leave</p> <p style="margin-left:24px;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fearful about surviving financially without spouse</p> <p style="margin-left:24px;"> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hopes that the abuser may change</p> <p> <strong>If you suspect someone you know is being abused:</strong></p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Call the authorities and report the abuse</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Find out about abuse prevention agencies in your area; call the Domestic Violence Hotline at: 1-800-799-7233 and initiate the help needed</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Listen without interrupting and don`t feel as though you have to offer advice</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Encourage him/her to seek professional counseling</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Don`t criticize the abuser</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Offer to be a prayer partner</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Invite him/her to join you on outings without bringing up the abuse situation</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Keep your word and frequently follow-up to see how he/she is doing</p> <p> <strong>If you have been abused, help is available to you!</strong></p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Contact the authorities, your pastor, doctor, family member, or friend and let them know that you have been abused.</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Call the Domestic Violence Hotline at: 1-800-799-7233 to get help and to find out about the laws in your area.</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The abuse may have left you with many emotional scars. Try to schedule regular counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; You may have been hurt physically; ask your doctor for a thorough examination.</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ask someone you feel comfortable with to be your prayer partner &ndash; to pray with you daily and offer encouragement whenever you feel weak or lonely.</p> <p> <strong>FOR HELP IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH:</strong></p> <p> Call the confidential National Domestic Violence Hotline for referrals to resources in your area.</p> <p> USA: 800-799-SAFE [7233]</p> <p> Canada: 800-363-9010</p> <p> <strong>FOR COUNSELING HELP ON AU CAMPUS:</strong></p> <p> Counseling and Testing Center &ndash; Bell Hall #123</p> <p> 269-471-3470</p> <p> <strong>IN URGENT NEED on AU CAMPUS: </strong></p> <p> Campus Safety</p> <p> 269-471-3321</p> <p> <strong>FOR URGENT CARE ANYWHERE</strong>: CALL 911</p> <p> <i></i></p> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:03:40 +0000 Angst - Documentary Screening <section class="Introduction"> <p class="Introduction__paragraph"> <em>Angst</em> is a 43-minute film that explores anxiety its causes, effects and what we can do about it. The filmmakers' goal is to spark a conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. <em>Angst </em>features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they've learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools.</p> <p class="Introduction__paragraph"> This event is part of the New Student Film Series and is required of all first-year undergraduate students. Other students who are available and may be interested in the topic are encouraged to attend. The Counseling and Testing Center, which is sponsoring the screening, will have counselors on hand after the program to answer any questions. Co-curricular credit will be available for undergraduate students.</p> </section> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:39:56 +0000 Open House (Counseling & Testing Center) <p> Did you know that counselors are people, too? Come hang out with the counselors of the Counseling &amp; Testing Center, and enjoy the FREE FOOD, games, movies, etc. Ask about our &quot;walking tacos.&quot;</p> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:56:47 +0000 International Students Friday Afternoon Chat <div> Let's talk about: friendships, adjustment, coping Skills, homesickness &amp; more.</div> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:07:39 +0000 SAT Test Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:30:00 +0000 Senior Exit Test Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:57:33 +0000 Dr. Denda Farewell Celebration <p> Please join us for a farewell celebration, honoring&nbsp; Dr. Denda, Assistant Director for Clincal Service's at Counseling and Testing Center.</p> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:12:04 +0000