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 Free Counseling Services <p> <span style="font-size:14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt"> </span></p> <p> The Andrews Community Counseling Center (ACCC) anticipates openings for a number of new clients in January 2018. Graduate practicum students provide FREE services and have training in counseling adults, adolescents and children.</p> <p> Each counselor is supervised by an experienced supervisor.</p> <p> Types of referral issues accepted include (among others):</p> <ul type="disc"> <li> relationship issues</li> <li> depression</li> <li> anxiety</li> <li> adjusting to changes</li> <li> academic challenges</li> <li> behavioral concerns</li> <li> social skills problems</li> <li> bullying problems (victims and perpetrators)</li> <li> parent-child conflict</li> <li> many others</li> </ul> <p> Counselors work with children, teens or adults and with individuals, couples or families. There is even a play therapy room to accommodate young clients. Therapy sessions are completely confidential.</p> <p> To make an appointment or if you have any questions, please contact the ACCC at 269-471-6238. If the ACCC is closed, please leave a message (which is kept confidential) and someone will return your call as soon as possible.</p> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:03:45 +0000 School Psychology Awareness Week <p> Thinking about becoming a School Psychologist? Stop by our table in the Campus Center 11/13/17&ndash;11/16/17 from 11 a.m.&ndash;1 p.m.&nbsp; to find out more about this life-changing career!</p> <p> <br /> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Nov 2017 21:02:16 +0000 Graduate Psychology & Counseling Reception Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:48:29 +0000 Become a School Psychologist <p> 50% Tuition Discount for the 2017-2018 School Year.</p> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:23:49 +0000 Change in Leadership at Alabama State University <p> <span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: georgia, times, serif; font-size: 13.3333px;">Leon C. Wilson, provost and vice president for academic affairs was named interim president. He issued a statement which read in part: &ldquo;At this time, it is important that the Alabama State University family remains focused on our top priority and greatest treasure, which is our students. We will continue our educational agenda, and I, along with our leadership team, faculty and staff, will serve our students to the best of our ability.&rdquo;</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: georgia, times, serif; font-size: 13.3333px;">Dr. Wilson&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: georgia, times, serif; font-size: 13.3333px;">holds a master&rsquo;s degree in religion and counseling from Andrews University.</span></p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story in the <a href="">Journal of Blacks in Higher Education</a> &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2016 09:21:04 +0000 Some Black Teens Pulled Between Health & Hair <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, san-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;"> As a childhood obesity expert and black woman, Susan Woolford, M.D., MPH, knows that some girls and women in the black community feel as if they have to choose between their health and their hair.</p> <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, san-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;"> Gym class, school sports and other exercise routines bring important health benefits. But sweating also means potentially bad hair days and ruining time-consuming and costly hairstyles.</p> <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, san-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;"> So Woolford, a pediatrician at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit, along with her sister Carole Woolford-Hunt, Ph.D., of Andrews University in Michigan, and David Williams, Ph.D., of Harvard University, studied this cultural phenomenon. The researchers asked: Are lower levels of physical activity among African-American teens related to hair care?</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story in <a href="">Science Newsline</a> &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:33:47 +0000 Homelessness Awareness Week <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">In April, students and faculty from Andrews University spent an evening eating a simple soup supper, doing a privilege walk across campus in below freezing temperatures and watching and discussing a documentary about the nearly 20,000 unaccompanied homeless teens each year in the Chicago school system (who are in unstable living situations&mdash;and finding a place to sleep everywhere from couches to temporary housing or&mdash;for as many 2,000 a night in Chicago&mdash;living on the street.</span></p> <p class="p2"> &ldquo;The idea behind this activity was to allow students to begin to understand the life of someone with no other options,&rdquo; said Ed Brennan, participant and co-organizer of the event.</p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Although the weather was not as cooperative as participants and organizers hoped for, and the turnout was 17 rather than the original 75 that signed up, Brennan remained positive.</span></p> <p class="p2"> &ldquo;I think that God wanted us to see what people really deal with when they live on the streets,&rdquo; says Brennan. &ldquo;The event provided a great lesson for those in attendance.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p2"> Leading up to the planned cardboard campout was a whole week dedicated to raising awareness across the Andrews campus. Couches were set up to symbolize &ldquo;couch surfing,&rdquo; which is what many homeless people&ndash;youth, especially&ndash;find themselves doing. They rotate sleeping on couches belonging to friends and even strangers who offer them a place to stay.</p> <p class="p2"> &ldquo;College students often don&rsquo;t realize how many people their age are homeless,&rdquo; said Curt VanderWaal, chair of the Teen Homelessness Taskforce on campus. &ldquo;They imagine a skid-row alcoholic or a Vietnam veteran who&rsquo;s down on his luck&mdash;it&rsquo;s a lot harder to visualize a 17-year-old immigrant kid who sleeps on a friend&rsquo;s couch because his parents can&rsquo;t afford to take care of him.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"> Other activities were a co-curricular program that educated students about homelessness, a showing of &ldquo;The Homestretch,&rdquo; a documentary portraying homeless youth in Chicago, and a panel discussion.</p> <p class="p2"> This project was organized by Nancy Carbonell, a professor in the Department of Graduate Psychology &amp; Counseling, along with AUUNICEF, BSCF, AUll4One, POWER and graduate students in Carbonell&rsquo;s department.</p> <p class="p2"> &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve become more aware of homelessness in the last few years,&rdquo; says Carbonell. &ldquo;Some of the students we&rsquo;ve had at Andrews in the past have made me aware that 40 to 50 percent of the homeless youth tend to be LGBTQ young people and have been kicked out of their homes.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p2"> Carbonell added that about half of the other homeless young people come from homes where the parents are substance or alcohol abusers, do not want to pay for their children anymore or may be illegal immigrants who cannot afford to support their children, driving them to the streets. In Berrien Springs alone there are almost 20 homeless high-school-aged youths.</p> <p class="p2"> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s important for all of us to become more aware of this issue so we can do something about it,&rdquo; said Carbonell.</p> <p class="p2"> Homelessness Awareness Week was just the first step to becoming more proactive about the great impact homelessness has on our nation.</p> <p class="p2"> &ldquo;I am grateful that our students felt moved enough to want to help out in this event,&rdquo; says Carbonell. &ldquo;I think that speaks well of our students.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:09:05 +0000