Monday, January 13, 2014

La Leche League Updates

Due to changes in the schedule for the SJ Public Library, we will need to change our meeting time.  This may work out better for many of you, since our meetings can be late for little ones. 

As of this month, our meetings will be the 2nd Tues of the month from 530p - 730p.  Don't feel that you have to stay that entire time - moms can flow in and out as family needs are more important. 

The schedule for 2014 will be as follows:

January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 11
December 16

If there is bad weather, and you do not feel safe to drive (or do not wish to bring your little one out) stay home.  Babies, toddlers and older children are welcome, as long as they are tended to when they need it (we love kids!)  We also welcome the support people in your life (spouse, mother, friends), or anyone interested in the wonderful benefits of breastfeeding.  

If there are runny noses, coughs, fever, etc, please do not bring it with you.  Especially now, with the flu in full force.  We want to make this a healthy and safe environment for everyone. 

Moms who need help, or have questions can always email us at or call us:

Jackie V 269.487.6156
Mary S 269.830.8163


Scrapbooking Together

Scrapbooking Together
Join us on Sunday, January 26, at 10 AM for a day of scrapbooking or cardmaking in the Pioneer Memorial Church Commons. Bring your projects and lunch and stay until 5 PM or just come for a couple of hours. We provide prizes and snacks. If you have questions, please call Sherrie at 269.471.3134.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Girls of Mercy Concert Feb. 1st Seminar Chapel

Come enjoy the worship-filled harmonies of the Girls of Mercy, Saturday February 1 in the Seminary Chapel. Admission is free and donations are accepted. Invite a friend- we'll see you there!

Friday, January 10, 2014


A survey and analysis of the Emerging/Emergent Church "movement;" the historical background of the idea of the Emerging/Emergent Church; the most significant characteristics of the "movement;" and its implications to contemorary Christianity in general, and Seventh-day Adventism in particular.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

AICER Symposium - Dr. Sawyer, Integration of Faith & Learning

AICER presentations for the Spring 2014 will resume  on Tuesday, January 14, at 5:30 p.m. in Bell Hall, Room 013, with a presentation entitled, "A Qualitative Study of the Integration of Faith and Learning:  The Levels of Integration Model”

Presenter:  Dr. Pauline Sawyer,  Associate Professor of Psychology at Oakwood College

In this presentation Dr. Sawyer will discuss how  professors at a faith-based institution integrate faith and learning? The results from the qualitative grounded theory study involving semi-structured interviews of twenty-eight faculty indicate that faculty integrate faith both in and out of the classroom, in practical as well as theoretical ways that positively impact the students both academically and spiritually. She will propose a model of the levels of integration to summarize the findings, and compare the model with other integration models.

Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall 013.
Online participants to login as "Guest" at   or whether or not they are registered Andrews students.

Instrumentalists Needed

Andrews University's Wind Symphony is in need of players for the following instruments: 

a.      Percussionists
b.      Tenor Sax
c.      Oboe and Bassoon
d.      Bb Clarinet & Bass Clarinet

Interested parties should contact Alan Mitchell ASAP.  There are a few performance scholarships left for students that may be available for you. 

Dr. Mitchell's contact information:
269-471-6340 (office)
269-876-9953 (cell)


Freshman Winter Fest

A Winter Fest is planned for all Freshmen on campus, January 18, 2014. Come and enjoy pizza, donuts, hot chocolate as well as sledding on the tubing hill. There will be a contest for the best decorated Ginger Bread House, prizes will be given. Follow the tiki torches that lead to the Pathfinder Building; the event will run 6:30-9:30p, and remember to dress warm!

Fourth Annual Graduate Students Consecration Service

U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black is the featured speaker for the Graduate Students Consecration Service on Sabbath, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center. His sermon is titled, “The Blessing of Adversity.”

The School of Graduate Studies & Research hosts this annual event, which is designed to recognize the graduate student population and to consecrate their pursuit of higher education. “Philosophically, Seventh-day Adventist education is holistic. Therefore, our students should experience intellectual stimulation, social interaction, emotional well-being, and spiritual renewal,” says Christon Arthur, dean of the School of Graduate Studies & Research. “The Graduate Students Consecration service calls students to holiness, spiritual connectedness, and consecration.”

On June 27, 2003, Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (Ret.) was elected the 62nd Chaplain of the Senate. He started his work on July 7, 2003. Prior to Capitol Hill, Chaplain Black served in the U.S. Navy for more than 27 years, ending his distinguished career as the Chief of Navy Chaplains. The Senate elected its first chaplain in 1789. In addition to opening the Senate each day in prayer, Chaplain Black provides counseling and spiritual care for Senators, their families and staff—a combined constituency of more than 7,000 people. He also meets with Senators about spiritual and moral issues, assists with research on theological and biblical questions, and facilitates discussion and reflection small groups among Senators and staff. He also conducts marriage enrichment counseling and officiates at weddings, funerals, and memorial services. Chaplain Black initiates and participates in special and seasonal observances, leads interdenominational prayer gatherings, and cultivates relationships with local clergy and leaders of humanitarian agencies.

President Niels-Erik Andreasen and Provost Andrea Luxton will address students during the service. Each graduate student was presented with a copy of Black's inspiring book.

Money and the Meaning of Life

• Warm up with potluck lunch
• Join us for a time of sharing, learning and worship! 
• Plan to be there. Tell your friends and family.

When: Sabbath January 11th at  3pm and Sunday 12th, 9-1pm

Where: All Nations S.D.A. Church 4259 E Snow Rd, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Tel: (269) 473-4400

Who: All are invited.

Mental Health First Aid Training 2014

In partnership with Berrien County Mental Health Center, Neighbor to Neighbor presents…

Mental Health First Aid Training 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from  8:00am – 5:00pm

Certificates will be awarded to persons attending the entire presentation.

Breakfast will be served at 8:00 am and lunch will be served at 12:30pm.

Registration deadline: Thursday, January 9, 2014.

Cost: $25

All Nations Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, January 11, 2014
Speaker: Iakopo Fuao, "Respect the Sacrifice"

Please join us next Sabbath for service. 


Nedley Depression Recovery Seminar

Nedley Depression Recovery Seminar

Nedley Depression Recovery Seminar
Tuesday evenings, January 21 - March 11
Information Session January 12 at 3 pm
Village Church Fireside Room

Wait! Don’t be fooled by the name! Benefits of the seminar include:
Keeping Your Happy Switch Turned On
Improving Your IQ and EQ (emotional quotient)
Recovering from Depression and Anxiety.
The brain is the most complex organ in the body, so it stands to reason that there are many contributors to maintaining mental health and to the development of mental health problems.
“Learn how to:
* Understand nutritional secrets to improve mood
* Recognize and correct distorted thoughts
* Manage stress
* Overcome addictions
* Deal with loss
* Treat depression through lifestyle changes
* Improve spiritual health
Dr. Nedley has researched the epidemic of depression sweeping society. He has discovered that one in three patients seeking medical help is plagued by depression. Through his ongoing study of the current scientific research related to diseases of the mind, combined with years of clinical experience, Dr. Nedley committed himself to finding the root causes of depression rather than just anesthetizing the symptoms with medicine. Dr. Neil Nedley is a full time physician who practices acute internal care medicine. . . He is an experienced national and international speaker.”
Plan to attend a free information session Sunday, January 12, at 3 pm in the Village Church Fireside Room. 

Updated prices:
Single new participant - $140 (materials + pre & post test)
New participant couple - $155 (1 set of materials & 2 pre/post tests)
Seminar alumnus - $20

Please RSVP as soon as possible. We're already beyond the date that we need to order materials in time to get them by the start of the seminar, but we can place another order for anyone signing up between now and the start of the seminar (the materials will arrive later than the start date of the seminar). RSVP to 471 - 7795.

Contact Elizabeth Tan MPH for more information at or by calling (269)471-7795

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

New CYB Co-Ed Group Training

Change Your Body, Co-Ed Fitness for couples and friends: A new strength co-ed conditioning class is being formed at the Lamson Health Club in January.  Within each workout, you’ll get: dynamic warm-ups, core training, strength training and metabolic work to burn fat and improve your overall conditioning. You will learn the proper technique how to build muscle, shed fat, and show off your lean, athletic midsection. The class will be offered on Sunday morning from 8am-8:45am in the aerobic room of the Lamson Health Club. During class you will follow your individual workout plan which you will repeat during the weekdays. The workout routines will be tailored to your personal goals or as needed. Working out together provides a serious boost of motivation, makes you accountable to each other, and helps you learn to monitor each others form. If you would like to get fit together don’t miss this unique opportunity and sign up by e-mailing   More information will be provided via e-mail.

Group Personal Training

Ladies are you ready to change the way you look, the way you stand and the way you move? CHANGE YOUR BODY GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING starts a new session on Sunday, January 12, at 9am, at Lamson Health Club. This unique program will help you to shed fat, build muscle, and increase lean midsection.  Within each workout you will get dynamic warms-ups, core training, strength training and improve your overall conditioning. Your workout routines are personalized for you by an experienced trainer, targeting your individual requirements. In the next three month you will build strong core, increase flexibility and balance. The class meets three times a week (Sunday at 9am, Tuesday, 6pm and Thursday 6pm). If you are interest in joining, please call the Lamson Health Club at 471-3449 or e-mail Anna at


Changes in Expense Report Form

As of January 1, the mileage reimbursement rate has been changed to .42 per mile.

PLEASE download the NEW expense report to your computer so you are using the most up-to-date form for your submissions. 

TAXABLE?  Expense reports must be submitted within 60 days of incurring expense or returning from a trip, or it is considered taxable income by the IRS.  Your late reimbursement will be processed, and then taxed as income to you through our payroll system.

To assure your expense report gets processed in the timeliest manner, please make sure you have the correct and acceptable documentation attached before submitting: (this information can also be found at the bottom of the expense report form)
- ORIGINAL, itemized receipt that shows the detail of what was purchased (not just an amount)
- Receipt that shows the METHOD of payment (credit card, check, cash)
- Label each receipt with: G/L account number to charge; business purpose; and if a meal expense – list of attendees.
- NOT ACCEPTED: order confirmations, credit card charge slips that show only total and signature, shipping confirmation/packing slips (unless purchase and payment detail per above is listed)

History & Political Science Evening Lecture

Lecture:  "Spirit in the Heartland: Case Study of Civil Society and Religion in a Small City." Presented by Dr. Wilkes Karraker. 

Date: January 28, 2014

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Newbold Auditorium

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Revive Vespers

Revive Vespers - Ellen White: More than a Prophet? 

Speaker: Justin Torossian

Description: Justin Torossian, a third-generation grandson of Ellen G. White, will present a three-part series on the topic of the Spirit of Prophecy.

Location: Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex, Andrews University.

- PART 1: Ellen: The Woman Behind the Ministry  (Friday, January 17 at 7:30 pm)

We often hear her quoted, misquoted, read her writings and what others have written of her...but what was Ellen G White really like? Join us as we discover the mother, grandmother, humorous and happy person that Ellen White truly was.

- PART 2: EGW vs WWW  (Friday, January 24 at 7:30 pm)

Ellen White and the Internet critics.

- PART 3: Ellen G Who? (Friday, January 31 at 7:30 pm)

What do a Jewish rabbi from Ronald Reagan's staff, a Muslim Imam, and a non-Christian modern health advocate have in common? Come find out!


Week in Pictures

Take Precautions Against the Flu

We are starting to see an increase in flu symptoms in the area with even some reported fatalities in young adults attributed to the H1N1 (Swine flu) strain of the flu in both Indiana and Michigan.

Here are some links for more information on the flu:

CDC’s three steps to fight the flu

CDC’s page on Flu symptoms and severity

CDC’s main page on seasonal influenza (flu)

South Bend Tribune article on recent flu-related fatalities

ChemSem: Alternatives for Global Helium Shortage

Did you know who is the world’s largest supplier of helium? Do you know what industries depend heavily on helium? Did you know that there is a global shortage of helium?

Everyone is welcome to attend our first Winter-Spring 2014 session in the Andrews University Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar Series this coming Thursday, January 9 at 4:30pm. As usual we meet in A-107 Halenz Hall.

Thursday's seminar topic is:
Alternatives for the Global Helium Shortage   
Our guest speaker is:
John Rorabeck, Forensic Analyst, Berrien County Forensic Lab

Attached is the seminar flyer in pdf format with more details about our speaker's educational and professional background. The pdf formatted flyer is also available at this Dropbox link: 

Learn more about this subject at: 

Teachers are encouraged to announce this lecture in their classes and/or forward this email to their classes.

For non-Andrews faculty and students wishing to see the talk in the Chemistry Amphitheater:

There are directions given to Andrews at: 

Here are the directions to the chemistry dept:

Turn in at the J. N. Andrews Blvd. entrance. Go pass the Security Gate House. Make right turn at the first intersection on to E Campus Circle Drive. Then make a left turn at the next intersection (E Campus Circle Drive). Make another left onto Administration Drive. The Science Complex is the bldg on your left. The Chemistry Dept. is on the side of the Science Complex (4270 Administration Drive) opposite the Bookstore parking lot. You can park in the bookstore parking lot or the one straight ahead. My Office # is A-127 Halenz Hall .... on the lower floor of the Science Complex.

Student Discount at CrossFit Berrien

During January, students can get a month to month membership for $55/month instead of the regular price of $80/month at CrossFit Berrien. 

Questions? Call Jeff Tatarchuk, Owner/Coach, at 269-815-0115.

Visit their website and Facebook page for more information about CrossFit Berrien.

Bookstore Closed Tuesday, Jan. 7

Andrews University Bookstore is closed Tuesday, Jan. 7, due to severe weather. We will be open on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hot Drinks & Movie Monday Night

David Iwasa, director of University Towers, invites all students to a movie night, complete with hot drinks, in the Student Activity Center of the Campus Center at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6. Come comisserate with others waiting out the storm on campus, and warm up with a toasty beverage. See you there!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Dining Services Hours for January 6th

Due to the University moving the first day of classes from Monday, January 6, to Tuesday, January 7, the Terrace Cafe and Gazebo will be on break hours for Monday, January 6, and will resume normal hours again on Tuesday, January 7.

Hours for the Dining Services areas for Monday, January 6, 2014:

Terrace Cafe: Breakfast—CLOSED
                      Lunch - 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
                      Supper - 5–6 p.m.

Gazebo: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

Announcement from Office of International Student services

The office of International student services and programs will be closed on Monday, January 6, 2014.

We will re-open on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 1 - 5 pm and will open for regular business on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

New and Transfer International students are required to attend an Orientation session on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10:30 am. This event will take place in the Campus Center building. Please bring your passport and I-20 document with you.

Dining Services Break Hours Extended to January 7th

The Break Hours for Dining Services have been extended to Tuesday, January 7th. Normal hours will resume on Wednesday, January 8th for the first day of classes.

Hours for the Dining Services areas for Monday and Tuesday, January 6th and 7th, 2014:

Terrace Cafe: Breakfast - CLOSED
                      Lunch - 11:30am -1:30pm
                      Supper - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Gazebo: 8:00am - 7:00pm

Bobby & Michelle- New nest fund

During the early morning hours on January 5, 2014 Bobby and Michelle Murray, both recent alumni of Andrews University, lost their home and car in a fire that engulfed everything that they own. Thankfully, they were not in their home at the time and Molly (their dog) was safely with them too. Unfortunately, they did not yet have insurance on their home and car and could really use our help to get back on their feet. 

If you can donate anything at all, please do.  Even $5 would help.  

See more at:

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Week in Pictures

21-Day Prayer & Fasting

ASAP’S 21-Day Prayer and Fasting Initiative, January 11-31 – Do you need God to work miracles in your life and heal...emotionally, physically, mentally or spiritually? Do you crave a greater intimacy with God?  COME PRAY WITH US FROM JANUARY 11–31.  We will share helpful information on fasting and prayer and encourage you along the way.  You can sign up to pray online (email: or join us in the ASAP Meeting Room behind the office at 105 South Cass Street in Berrien Springs.  We will meet Monday–Friday, 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Niles Westside Church Service

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

January 4: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker

All Nations Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, January 4, 2014
Speaker: R. Clifford Jones, "If My People Pray"

Ten Days of Prayer @ Fil-Am

Let's start out the new year witih PRAYER! Nightly prayer meetings at Michiana Fil-Am Church, 8454 Kephart Lane, 7:00 pm, January 8-17.

SED Named Scholarship Applications

School of Education 2014-2015 Scholarship Applications

Applications are now available for School of Education (SED) named scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Only students enrolled in SED programs are eligible. Applications are available in the SED Dean’s Office (Bell Hall, Room 105) as well as each SED department office. Applications must be submitted to the SED Dean’s Office by noon on Friday, February 7, 2014.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Dissertation Defense


On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Board Room, Room #307, in the Administrative Building. Joseph Rakocy will defend his dissertation in partial fulfillment for the PhD degree in Leadership. Joseph Rakocy’s dissertation title is, “John Bruce, Jr.: A Sixty-Nine-Year Leadership Journey Through Change in the US Army.”

Those wishing to attend must make their request through Anna Piskozub, by calling 471-3109.


Weather Station at RMES

Atop Ruth Murdock Elementary School is a weather station that monitors current weather conditions on campus and then it populates the data online. You may utilize this tool, too, in order to monitor the weather conditions on campus, including wind speeds.

Here is the link

We thank Mr. Waller, and his team, for making this helpful resource available to our campus.

Jan. Meeting of Berrien Springs Camera Club

The Berrien Springs Camera Club will meet on Tues., Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Community Library at Cass and Union. Notice the change from its usual first Wednesday of the month, due to the holiday on Jan. 1 and the library not being available on the following Wednesday.

            The program will be presented by Rob Shellhamer, the treasurer of the club. His topic will be Flash Photography. He says, “I will be covering both built-in and camera flash, but not strobe lights (though many of the same principles would apply).” He adds, “There will be a short bit on theory and technique, but mostly just playing with the camera and flash. Participants should feel free to bring theirs and play along or just sit and enjoy.”

Shellhamer, an avid photographer, has been a member of the Berrien Springs Camera Club for six years. He enjoys a wide variety of kinds of photography and enjoys collecting gear for it.  He not only is a skilled photographer, but also has the ability to explain techniques in a step-by-step manner.

            All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Nominate a Woman of Excellence

8 Days of Prayer

Village SDA Church Eight Days of Prayer
Theme: The Power of Prayer
Date: December 28 to January 4
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place: Family Center

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave, Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Phone # 471-7795
Contact Person - Elizabeth Tan

Village Adventist Church Service

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, December 28, 2013
First Worship: 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship:  11:20 a.m.
Sermon Title - "Prayer Has a Back Story"
Preacher -  Dr. Kathy Beagles

GROW Group Registration 2014

GROW Group registration begins January 11th, 2014!  Take a moment to check out all the groups that Andrews Student Leaders and PMC Leaders are offering for our mutual growth in this journey of discipleship.  Register soon to get into the group of your choice.  Many groups fill quickly, and we want you to have your first choice! Go to and click on GROW Groups!  Any questions?  Contact Carolyn Strzyzykowski, or call 269-519-2801.

All Nations Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, January 4, 2014
Speaker: R. Clifford Jones

Monday, December 30, 2013

John Dry Passes Away

John Dry, husband of Marilyn Dry, long-time employee of RMES, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18. Read his obituary here. A celebration of life service wil take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Village Adventist Church in Berrien Springs.

Loren Hummel Passes Away

Long-time Andrews University employee Loren Hummel passed away Friday morning in Niles, Mich. Read his obituary here. Funeral services were held in PMC on Sunday.

Student Writes on Budget Travel

Katelyn Ruiz, who completed her master's of communication degree this month, was published on the U.S. News & World Report website. Her article features tips and tricks for international college students wanting to see the sights without paying a hefty amount of money to do so. <<< Read the full article >>>

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Niles Westside Church Service

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

December 28: Kari Prouty, Speaker

All Nations Church Service

 All Nations SDA Church Service, December 28, 2013
Speaker: Dr. David Williams,

Week in Pictures

Monday, December 23, 2013

Prayer Vigil

1st Haitian American SDA Group

310 West Mars St

Berrien Springs, MI 49103


Prayer Vigil: 8:00PM - 12:OOAM

Pumpkin Soul and Tea will be served.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Horn Museum Holiday Closure

We will be closed December 22, 2013-January 3, 2014 due to the Christmas and New Year holidays. We hope you all have a great holiday season! Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Niles Westside Church Service

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

December 21: Joseph Kidder, Speaker

Week in Pictures

Andrews Among Campuses Seeking to Be More Sustainable

During a chilly November weekend, 45 student leaders from eight colleges and universities gathered for a sustainability summit at Goshen College’s Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center.

The goal of the sustainability summit was to bring students from area institutions together to learn, network and brainstorm ways to make their home campuses more sustainable. This year’s focus was on food.  

<<< Read the full story >>>


PMC Christmas Eve Service

Come to the Manager

Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 7:00

Pioneer Memorial Church

You are welcome to attend a special Christmas eve service at Pioneer Memorial Church. The program will begin at 7:00pm, and include the Luke 2 story, special music, and Christmas carols.  Following the service, refreshments will be served in the commons.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New "Your Story Hour" Released

Your Story Hour releases its newest album "Great Stories Vol. 12" just in time for Christmas.  Can be purchased at Your Story Hour or the ABC. 

Village Adventist Church Service

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, December 21, 2013
Time: 11:20 a.m.
Christmas Sabbath Worship
Sermon Title - "The Lonely Road to Bethlehem"
Preacher -  Pastor Ron Kelly

Place - Village SDA Church
635 St Joseph Ave, Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Phone # 471-7795
Contact Person - Elizabeth Tan


The Office of International Student services and programs will be closed from December 23 - 27, 2013 in lieu of the Christmas Holiday. On December 30-31, 2013, we will be open on a limited basis. If you need assistance you may contact us via email:; or by dialing: (269) 471 3310 / (269) 471 6378.

This office will re-open for regular business to serve your needs on January 2, 2014.

If you have any emergency related to your international student immigration matters, you may call Robert Benjamin at (269) 240 0938 or Silmara (269) 861 5844.

We want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a BLESSED beginning to 2014!



Bill Goulet Passed Away

Waste Water Treatment Operator Bill Goulet, contracted for Andrews through Fleis & Vandenbrink Engineering, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 14. "It’s so sad, he was  such a nice guy and an excellent worker us," says Paul Elder, plant manager at Andrews University. "He did a superb job maintaining our WWTP. He was always sharing his summer produce from his garden with us here at Plant Services. We will miss him dearly." 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Coloma, Mich.

All Nations Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, December 21, 2013
Speaker: R. Clifford Jones, "Make Room for Jesus"

Eau Claire Church Service Dec. 28

Eau Claire SDA Church
6562 Naomi Road
Eau Claire, MI 49111

Sabbath Speaker:  David Penno
Sermon Title:  " You Want Me to Do What? "

Church Service 10:50 am
Sabbath School  9:15 am

Eau Claire Church Service Dec. 21

Eau Claire SDA Church
6562 Naomi Road
Eau Claire, MI 49111

Sabbath Speaker:  Pastor Ted Toms
Special Christmas Program starts at
9:30 with Christmas Breakfast Potluck
10:30 Special Christmas Program

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Program at MASDAC

You are invited to 2013 Christmas program hosted by MASDAC Children.

It is a program you do not want to miss.

Date: Friday, December 20, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm

Address: 300 South Mechanic Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Friday, December 13, 2013

Herald-Palladium: Vision for Change

Chicago's visionary planner Daniel Burnham famously said "Make no little plans."
Berrien Springs isn't Chicago, but Andrews University graduate architecture students aren't thinking small. The students unveiled their vision Wednesday of Berrien Springs and Oronoko Township being on the same page regarding business corridor M-139.   <<< Read the full story >>>

Christmas Program at MASDAC

You are invited to 2013 Christmas program hosted by MASDAC Children Ministry Department. It is a program you do not want to miss. 

Date: Friday, December 20, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm

Address: 300 South Mechanic Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103


Thursday, December 12, 2013

All Nations Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, December 14, 2013
Children's Sabbath - Christmas Program
Speaker: R. Clifford Jones

Eau Claire Church Service

Eau Claire SDA Church
6562 Naomi Road
Eau Claire, MI 49111

Sabbath Speaker:  Amy Moreno
Sermon Title:  "The Unlikely Servant"

Church Service 10:50 am
Sabbath School  9:15 am

Niles Westside Church Service

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

December 14: Nick Moore, Speaker - "Baggage Check" - First Service (8:30)

Niles Adventist School Christmas Program - Second Service (11)

Week in Pictures

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Lamson Health Club Holiday Recess Hours

Lamson Health Club will be open the following hours December 15 - January 5:

Monday - Thursday:
6:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm




Lamson Health Club Holiday Sale

Lamson Health Club Holiday Sale:  10% off 2 semester and 3 semester memberships AND 10% off massages from December 15 to January 12.  Membership includes use of exercise equipment, jacuzzi, sauna, and aerobics classes.  Andrews students can charge their memberships to their student accounts during this time.  For more information and holiday recess hours call 471-3449.

Bookstore Hours

The AU Bookstore will be closed From December 19, 2013 -January 3, 2014 for the Christmas break.

It will reopen Sunday the 5 of January, from  9am-2pm.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Wind Symphony Holiday Concert

The Andrews University Wind Symphony, under the direction of Alan Mitchell, presents their holiday concert in the Howard Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. The concert will feature Danzon by Bernstein, Irish Tune from County Derry  arranged by Grainger, and graduate conducting major Frances Serpa directing Chant and Jubilo by McBeth. The holiday portion of the concert will feature the Wind Symphony performing Joy to the Season arranged by O’Loughlin, Sleigh Ride by Anderson, I Wonder as I Wander arranged by Clark, and Rocket Sleigh by Case. The AU Jazz Ensemble will also present You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch arranged by Story, The Christmas Waltz arranged by Berry, and Feliz Navidad arranged by Murtha. Guest soloist, Karen Nelson, will also sing Christmas Time is Here and White Christmas with the jazz ensemble, both arranged by Holmes. 

$5 Adults
$3 Students and Seniors
Children 12 & under: Free

Friday, December 6, 2013

All Nations Church Service

All Nations SDA Church Service, December 7, 2013
Speaker: Lloyd Hamilton, "A Recipe for Surviving the Storms of Life"

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Speech-Language Pathology Public Meeting

The Speech-Language Pathology Program at Andrews University, as part of its application for candidacy for accreditation from the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology invites the public to provide input to our site visitors regarding our proposed program. The public meeting will take place on Monday, Dec. 16, from 4–5 p.m. in Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall. Please see attachment for details.

IMC Closed Monday, Dec. 9

The Integrated Marketing & Communication office will be closed next Monday, Dec. 9, and will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Robert Fadeley Passes Away

Robert Fadeley, retired professor of psychology, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 3.  He had been under hospice care for a number of weeks prior to his death. A memorial service will be held for him in Arizona.

PMC Family Vespers

Come to a special vespers at the PMC Youth Chapel at 6pm, where youth leaders will be invested as Master Guides or receive the Pathfinder Leadership Award.  May God direct and bless their ministry to young people.


Don't Let School Get in the Way of Your Education!

Village Church Worship Services

Village Church Worship Services, Sabbath, December 7, 2013
First Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Second Worship - 11:20 a.m.
Sermon Title - "Am I a Good Neighbor"
Preacher -  Pastor Bruce Hayward

Place - Village SDA Church
635 Sta Joseph Ave, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

END OF THE LINE Poetry Reading

What: Students and faculty reading their original poetry, plus some favorites by other poets

Where: Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

When: 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5

Bonus: Refreshments afterward provided by Phi Kappa Phi, and co-curricular credit available

Sponsored by the Departments of English and Communications

Niles Westside Adventist Church Service

Niles Westside Adventist Church
1105 Grant St (at Fairview Ave)
Niles, MI

Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m.
Church Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

December 7: Pastor Darrel le Roux, Speaker - "In the Present"

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Piano Studio Recital

Professor Chi Yong Yun's piano students will be performing at the Howard Performing Arts Center on December 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm. 

Andrews University Policies for Gift Giving & Donations

- HOLIDAY GIFT-GIVING is just around the corner.  Please keep in mind the gift policy:  Gift Receipts submitted for reimbursement must include the name and social security number of the gift recipient if value is $50 or higher .  GIFT CARDS are discouraged, however if you choose to purchase gift cards, this same information is required for ALL gift cards, regardless of dollar value.  Gift cards given to International individuals have a 30% tax added which will be charged to the department.  These are  requirements of the U.S. Tax Law.  (For more info see Gift & Gift Card Processing on our website)
- PHILANTHROPY AND A GIVING SPIRIT is abundant on our campus.  If your department feels moved to donate to a project or cause, please take up a collection for this.  The use of departmental funds that have been budgeted for the direct operating needs of your department are not to be used in this manner.
- SOLICITING DONATIONS of University departmental funds is against policy.  Requests from individuals, external entities, departments or clubs should be directed to the University Advancement Office which has an allocated budget for such requests.  Policy can be viewed on our website:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bookstore Sale for Faculty & Staff Only

The Andrews University Bookstore will be holding a 25% off sale for faculty and staff only, (must have your AU ID card),now through Dec. 18, as the bookstore will be closed Dec. 19, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014. Merry Christmas!

Week in Pictures

Local Live Nativity

You are invited to a Live Nativity on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 6- 8 p.m. outside the Eau Claire Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Featuring live animals to pet and interact with, wise men, shepherds and of course Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.  Warm up inside with cookies and hot drinks and enjoy live spiritual music of the season performed by local musicians.  This event is free to the public and all are welcome.  The church is located at 6562 Naomi Rd -  north of Eau Claire, just off the corner of Old Pipestone and Naomi Rd.

Reflection Lunchtime Forum

"A Disciple's Guide to Immigration" with a special presentation by Denis Fortin entitled "The Stranger Within Thy Gates." For details click the attachment below.

New Life Fellowship - Japhet De Oliveira

Interseed Prayer conference

Interseed Prayer Conference

Sabbath, December 7, 5:00pm

Seminary Chapel


O come Let Us Adore Him, the Light of the World! All semester long we have been going every week into the Berrien Springs community praying with our friends and neighbors. Come now to lift them up in a special way. Come now to lift up all the needs to the Savior. Come now to pray that God pour out His Holy Spirit!

All prayer ministries across campus and the community come together to share in testimonies and prayers. And we will also consider a thought entitled "The Shortest Prayer in the Bible"

Monday, December 2, 2013

Student Writes on Learning from Holidays

Katelyn Ruiz, communications graduate student, writes for U.S. News & World Report


As an international student, I miss my folks, but being away from home over the holidays makes the distance between us seem much greater.

To combat this calendar-induced bout of seasonal homesickness, I committed to celebrating in my own way with whatever traditions I could sneak across the border.

First, I realized that I was not alone in feeling lonely. Many of my fellow international students, whom I came to know through classes or campus-sponsored activities, also missed their own holiday celebrations.  <<< Read the full story >>>

Revive Vespers

Join us for the last Revive Vespers of the Fall Semester. Akeem James, a student at the Seminary will speak on the "Fourth Angel's Message" in the book of Revelation! Come and learn more about preparing to meet our Lord!

Time: December 6, 7:30 pm.

Location: Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex.

Speaker: Akeem James.

Title: "The Fourth Angel's Message and The Final Gospel"



Doctor of Ministry: Scholar Practitioner

Youth Missions Honduras

Youth Missions Honduras
This Thursday a team of about 20 students will leave for Honduras for an ongoing mission partnership with the Hogar de Ninos (Children's Home) operated by REACH International. The main focus of the mission team will be to conduct a day camp for about 150 children from the Hogar and the surrounding communities. This includes some of the poorest children. Due to rising luggage fees, we're no longer taking much baggage, but we are taking funds to purchase clothing and food there. Your daily prayer support is vital to this outreach ministry. Donations can be made through Pioneer Memorial Church and should be marked "PMC Youth Missions Honduras". For more information contact Glenn Russell (

WSJM: Class Holds Benefit Garage Sale

After pausing to reflect on what you're thankful for this holiday weekend, Andrews University asks you to gather up the belongings you may no longer need around the house.  <<< Read the full story >>>

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Benefit Sale for the Philippines

On November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan devastated the people of the Philippines. In an effort to raise funds for those affected, Teresa Reeve’s Gospels class at the seminary has decided to organize a garage sale and are inviting you to join in the effort. The sale will be held from 8 am to 5 pm on Sunday December 8, 2013 at the Andrews Discipleship Center, located right behind the Fil-Am SDA Church at 8454 Kephart Lane in Berrien Springs. All proceeds will go directly to the Philippines through the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). You can help by purchasing items at the sale or by donating new or lightly used items. Donations may be dropped off at the site of the sale from 12 PM to 4 PM on Friday, Dec 6, from 6 PM to 10 PM Saturday Dec 7, or 6 AM to 8 AM Sunday Dec 8. For additional information, contact Kelber Mazur at

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Changes in HR Staff

Tiffani Grigsby, employment and benefits manager,  will be leaving Andrews University at the end of the month. Her final day in the office is Friday, Nov. 29. We wish her well in her future, and thank her for her service to Andrews. 

Taking over Tiffani's responsibilities is Lilian Akawobsa, currently in the office in training. We are happy to have Lilian join us and welcome her warmly to the HR team.

Week in Pictures

Book Buyback

Andrews University Bookstore will be offering Book Buy Back from December 9-13, Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm and Friday, 9am-1pm.

Students may also return retail books.

Winter Weather Safety Tips

Winter weather has arrived, and the recent cold, snow, and wind we’ve experienced has brought to mind some resources of which the Andrews University community should be aware.

Stay safe, have fun and please review the following resources regarding winter weather and emergency planning. All of these resources are available year-round on the Andrews University Campus Safety webpage

Emergency Preparedness: Download the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Preparedness Guide

Blizzards Procedure: Review Andrews University’s blizzard procedure for class cancellation details.

Severe Weather Response: Develop a family emergency plan and learn how to respond before, during, and after severe weather conditions.

Winter Storms & Extreme Cold: Build an emergency kit and learn how to respond before, during, and after to winter storms and extreme cold.

Space Heater Safety: Watch this short video for quick tips on safe use of space heaters.

Winter Car Kit: Scroll own on this page to see FEMA’s recommendations for a winter driving kit.

Winter Tires: Use winter tires to stop 20 feet sooner. Watch this video to see the difference between winter tires and all-season tires.

What Every Driver Should Know: The State of Michigan has provided information for drivers regarding emergencies and special situations

Passing of Gatha Williams, Mother of Inez Reyes

Gatha Williams, the mother of Inez Reyes, Administrative Assistant in the Office of Human Resources, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2013.  Services will be on Friday, November 29 at 11:00am at the South Nashville Seventh-day Adventist Church on 244 Tusculum Road in Antioch, Tennessee.

Please continue to keep Inez and her family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas Music!

Musicians of all kinds--choirs, trios, bands, quartets, solists-- are invited to spread some Christmas cheer downtown Berrien Springs, Thursday, December 5, any time between 6 and 9 pm, during the annual "Kindle the Christmas Spirit" event, where local business are open and sharing holiday cheer.  This is a unique time for walking through the downtown, visiting businesses, enjoying the crafts and holiday treats available, enjoying a horse-drawn carriage ride.  Musicians are needed to perform inside and outside of the local businesses, sharing Christmas music with people enjoying this community event.  Arranagements can be made at some sites for electricity.   Thank you for showing your community spirit.  Contact Garren Dent - 269-208-0822, or Kathy Pullano 269-473-5421, with any questions.



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