Andrews University Agenda News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2018, Andrews University Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:44:00 -0000 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:44:00 -0000 Ark Encounter <p style="margin: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"> School of Architecture and Interior&nbsp;Design will feature a lecture by LeRoy Troyer, lead architect in designing the Genesis-sized replica of Noah&rsquo;s Ark. Join us on Monday, October 22nd at 4:30 in our department lecture hall. There will be co-curricular credit.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"> LeRoy S. Troyer has learned to be proactive in helping and serving others. He is concerned with environmental issues and has been especially committed to eliminating poverty through housing. Mr. Troyer has had a close working relationship with President Jimmy Carter on the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Projects of Habitat for Humanity International. LeRoy Troyer founded The Troyer Group on the principle of giving before you receive and his whole life has exemplified this philosophy through philanthropic work with organizations that promote peaceful, humanitarian support, encouragement, and education in a way that empowers individuals to make a better way and life for themselves and their</p> <p style="margin: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"> families. The inspiration for the Ark project began with the founder&rsquo;s desire to create a family-friendly&nbsp;attraction that would encourage people to reconsider the Bible&rsquo;s relevance in our day and age. The now completed reconstruction of Noah&rsquo;s Ark in Williamstown, Kentucky took just over one year and a half to build and is considered the largest freestanding timber frame structure in the world. A football field and a half long, the volume of the Ark is the equivalent of 500 standard semi-truck trailers.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:16:43 +0000 Physical Therapy Service Clinic <p> All ages and all physical impairments are welcomed to come get evaluated by student physical therapists. We will have licensed supervising therapists to assist with treatment. Please email to schedule your appointment due to limited walk-in availability.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 14 Oct 2018 22:04:52 +0000 Revive Vespers <p> Revive Vespers welcomes Akeem James, who will speak on the topic of the prophetic similarities between Elijah&rsquo;s ministry, Jesus&lsquo; ministry, the Protestant Reformation and a significant event that happened after each ministry accomplished its work. This significant event happening, in its fullness, is dependent on a work of reconciliation between God and man and man and man.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 19:30:00 +0000 Revive Vespers <div> In this message, Melody Mason, author of the book &quot;Daring to Ask for More: Divine Keys to Answered Prayer,&quot; will be sharing stories, testimonies and practical tools to help people go deeper in prayer, grow their relationship with God and have greater peace with each other. This is an inspirational message that you don't want to miss.</div> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:56:22 +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 A Humble Heart and Teachable Spirit <p> Pastor Jo Reeves of the Village SDA Church will be speaking at Revive Vespers. The title of his talk is &quot;<span font-size:="" new="" style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: " text-align:="" times="" white-space:="">A Humble Heart and Teachable Spirit.</span><span style="text-align: center;">&quot; The message will focus on how&nbsp;</span><span font-size:="" new="" style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: " times="" white-space:="">God has ways of testing the spirits of all. In 1888 when the church was more divided than ever before some of the best thinkers made the worst mistakes because of scornful, cynical attitudes. Today, those with a humble heart and teachable spirit are needed more than ever.</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:06:11 +0000 Andrews International Student Cultural Show <p> Please join us for the Andrews University International Student Cultural Show.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2018 18:51:34 +0000