Andrews University Agenda News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2017, Andrews University Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:59:00 -0000 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:59:00 -0000 #ThankfulAndrews <h4> <em>In this season of Thanksgiving, we asked members of our Andrews University campus community to take a few minutes and intentionally note their blessings. We are reminded that we truly have so many things to be thankful for&hellip;</em></h4> <p> I&rsquo;m thankful for people who smile and for those who inspire me to do better. For the challenges that help me become a better person. For the ability to learn a little more each day. For joy and for those around me who are joyful.&nbsp;For a warm office and a beautiful campus.&nbsp;For the support of my family and friends.&nbsp;For the new in every day.<br /> <em>&mdash;Brenda Francis, Human Resources</em></p> <p> #ThankfulAndrews for coworkers and student staff that are committed to service.<br /> <em>&mdash;Spencer Carter, Meier Hall</em></p> <p> I am thankful for the opportunity for education.<br /> I am thankful for my family.<br /> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Graduate Assistant</em></p> <p> I am thankful for my mom.<br /> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Graduate Assistant</em></p> <p> I am most thankful for Andrews University, because with it being a Christian university I have the liberty to pray and worship our Almighty GOD whenever and wherever I wish to.<br /> <em>&mdash;Robert Benjamin, International Student Services &amp; Programs</em></p> <p> I&rsquo;m thankful for so many things&hellip;.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> &hellip;for God<br /> &hellip;for my family<br /> &hellip;for my friends<br /> &hellip;for health<br /> &hellip;for beauty in nature<br /> &hellip;for a job at Andrews University<br /> &hellip;for a place to live<br /> &hellip;for food to eat<br /> &hellip;for clothes to wear<br /> &hellip;for a car to get me places</p> <p> Thank You, God, for all these!<br /> <em>&mdash;Suzanne Wein, University Apartments</em></p> <p> I am so grateful that Andrews University has brought me in contact with so many wonderful people over the years.&nbsp;I have met eager, intelligent students, passionate and caring faculty, and administrators who envision what Andrews can be.&nbsp;I have worked with committed people who could be earning a lot more somewhere else for the contribution they give day in and day out at Andrews. This place is full of wonderful people with interesting stories and a desire to contribute to their world in a positive way.&nbsp;I feel so fortunate to have had a career at this school.<br /> <em>&mdash;Tari Popp, Planned Giving &amp; Trust Services</em></p> <p> I am thankful for my family.<br /> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Student Employee</em></p> <p> I am thankful for the current events truly reflecting that our Lord is coming soon.<br /> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Faculty</em></p> <p> Thankful</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"> &hellip;to be at Andrews University<br /> &hellip;to have warm wool socks for those cold winter days</p> <p> <em>&mdash;Duane Covrig, Leadership</em></p> <p> I&rsquo;m thankful for great co-workers. I&rsquo;m thankful for positive attitudes from those I work for and with&mdash;great team players!<br /> <em>&mdash;Sharyn Smoot, Advancement/General Counsel</em></p> <p> I am thankful for the multitude of kind and caring people I get to work with every day, for the special friendships that are contained therein, and of course for my very dear family. But mostly, I&rsquo;m thankful that God came and sought me out in my little corner of the world many years ago and has held me close ever since.<br /> <em>&mdash;Dalry Payne, Office of the President</em></p> <ul> <li> I am thankful for my family.</li> <li> I am thankful for the opportunity to get higher education.</li> <li> I am thankful for my friends and co-workers.</li> <li> I am thankful for health.</li> </ul> <p> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Student Employee</em></p> <p> I&rsquo;m thankful for the incredible privilege of working at Andrews&mdash;working in an unabashedly faith-based institution, where we pray with and care for each other.<br /> <em>&mdash;Janine Lim, School of Distance Education &amp; International Partnerships (SDEIP)</em></p> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-6"> <img alt="" src="" /><br /> <p> Thank you,&nbsp;Chef Don Damron.&nbsp;These were amazing.<br /> #ThankfulAndrews</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-6"> <img alt="" src="" /><br /> <p> Thankful for those who have served.<br /> #ThankfulAndrews</p> </div> </div> <p> <em>&mdash;Fares Magesa, Student Financial Services/Veterans</em></p> <p> Oh, what a great time of year!!!&nbsp;I am always blessed to have, and am very thankful for, our beautiful garden campus. And in that garden&mdash;dedicated, joyful, inspiring, creative and worshipful people!&nbsp;Thank you, Father, for a wonderful place to serve You!!<br /> <em>&mdash;Twyla Wall, Adventist Information Ministry</em></p> <ul> <li> I am thankful I am alive.</li> <li> I am thankful for my family and friends.</li> <li> I am thankful for my health.</li> <li> I am thankful for shelter.</li> </ul> <p> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Student Employee</em></p> <p> I&rsquo;m thankful for these things:</p> <ul> <li> Family</li> <li> A good job</li> <li> Health</li> <li> A new roof on our house</li> <li> God&rsquo;s saving grace</li> </ul> <p> <em>&mdash;Vicki Wiley, School of Education Dean&rsquo;s Office</em></p> <p> First and foremost, I&rsquo;m thankful for God, who loves me through everything and grants me life each day. He has also blessed me with family, friends and colleagues who are a joy to spend time with.<br /> <em>&mdash;Pat Spangler, Integrated Marketing &amp; Communication</em></p> <ul> <li> I am thankful for my family and friends.</li> <li> I am thankful for God.</li> <li> I am thankful for my health.</li> </ul> <p> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Faculty</em></p> <p> I am thankful to God&nbsp;for an&nbsp;opportunity&nbsp;to&nbsp;attend a Christian&nbsp;university.&nbsp;By&nbsp;God&rsquo;s grace, not only have&nbsp;I&nbsp;finished&nbsp;my&nbsp;degree here at Andrews University but my&nbsp;son,&nbsp;daughter and daughter-in-law have also finished undergraduate and graduate degrees&nbsp;at this&nbsp;Christian university.<br /> <em>&mdash;Annabelle Lopez, University Center for Reading, Learning &amp; Assessment (UCRLA)</em></p> <p> I&rsquo;m thankful for the gift of music, especially hymns that give voice to my experience when words fail me.<br /> <em>&mdash;Rebecca May, Integrated Marketing &amp; Communication</em></p> <ul> <li> I am thankful for my family.</li> <li> I am thankful for health.</li> <li> I am thankful for my graduate assistant.</li> <li> I am thankful for fun co-workers.</li> <li> I am thankful for friends.</li> </ul> <p> <em>&mdash;Anonymous, Faculty</em></p> <p> I&rsquo;m so thankful for the Andrews students studying around the globe. Their tenacity, adding study to busy lives, is admirable.&nbsp;The ways they are serving in all kinds of settings is inspiring. Each new friendship has so enriched my life this year!<br /> <em>&mdash;Glynis Bradfield, </em><em>School of Distance Education &amp; International Partnerships (SDEIP)</em></p> <p> Just became a grandmother on Sunday, and I am so thankful for the gift of life!<br /> <em>&mdash;Lisa Jackson-Mitchell, Howard Performing Arts Center</em></p> <ul> <li> I am thankful Jesus is coming soon.</li> <li> I am thankful for my family.</li> <li> I am thankful for my job.</li> <li> I am thankful for the Lord providing for all our needs.</li> <li> I am thankful for God&rsquo;s mercies.</li> <li> I am thankful for being able to study God&rsquo;s Word without persecution.</li> </ul> <p> <em>&mdash;Tanya Thomas, Public Health, Nutrition &amp; Wellness</em></p> <p> I am grateful for God&rsquo;s grace for which I am utterly undeserving.<br /> <em>&mdash;Denise Shaver, </em><em>School of Distance Education &amp; International Partnerships (SDEIP)</em></p> <p> I&rsquo;m thankful to be &ldquo;Nana&rdquo; Wanda to my friend&rsquo;s children.&nbsp;Having never had children of my own, it&rsquo;s a joy when her 18-month-old sees me and comes running.&nbsp;I&rsquo;m also thankful that her 5-year-old always asks me to come to their house. I&rsquo;m also thankful that I get to share the gift of music and for all the friends that I&rsquo;ve made because of this gift.<br /> <em>&mdash;Wanda Cantrell, James White Library Dean&rsquo;s Office</em></p> <p> I am thankful that I live in a country where I am not fleeing for my life and do not need to worry about where my children&rsquo;s next meal will come from.&nbsp;I am grateful for the opportunity to be a voice for those who are oppressed. I am grateful for the hope of ultimate healing in the world to come.<br /> <em>&mdash;Ingrid Weiss Slikkers, Social Work</em></p> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:55:00 +0000 Open House for MS/SLP Program, December 1 <div> Come and see what Andrews University has to offer in their MS Speech-Language Pathology degree program. From their dedicated faculty to great opportunities for research and hands-on clinical experiences from the start.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Tour the department, meet the faculty and staff, and talk with current graduate students to get their perspective about the program.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Take a look at the department website (<a href=""></a>) and watch the video to get a preview of the program.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> If you plan to attend and need directions please RSVP to <a href=""></a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Light refreshments will be served. Looking forward to seeing you there!</div> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000 Annual Employee Christmas Gathering <p> Please join Dr. Andrea Luxton on December 5, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., for a Merry Little Christmas Party.&nbsp;</p> <p> There will be fun for the kids, refreshments for all and wonderful music.&nbsp;</p> <p> See you there!</p> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:27:40 +0000 Laughing all the Way! AU Wind Symphony Concert <p> Get in the Christmas spirit as the Andrews University Wind Symphony performs its annual holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center! Performing under the direction of new director Byron Graves, the Wind Symphony will present familiar favorites like Leroy Anderson&rsquo;s &quot;Sleigh Ride&quot; and selections from Tchaikovsky&rsquo;s &quot;Nutcracker suite,&quot; as well as some lesser-known works such as Percy Grainger&rsquo;s &quot;Sussex Mummer&rsquo;s Christmas Carol.&quot; Bring the whole family and enjoy the evening of festive music!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Repertoire</strong></p> <p> 1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Festival Fanfare for Christmas (John Wasson)&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> 2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; And the Mountains Echoed: Gloria (Robert Longfield)&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> 3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rest (Samuel Hazo)&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> 4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Christmas Variants (Elliot Del Borgo)&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> 5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sussex Mummers&rsquo; Christmas Carol (Grainer, arr. Douglas Stotter)&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> 6.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Christmas Recollections (arr. John Edmondson)&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p> 7.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Suite from <em>The Nutcracker </em>(Tchaikovsky, arr. James Curnow)&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p> 8.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson)&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p> 9.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Laughing All the Way! (arr. Larry MacTaggart)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Wind Symphony</strong></p> <p> <strong>Director: Byron Graves </strong></p> <p> The Andrews University Wind Symphony maintains a significant travel schedule throughout the Great Lakes area and seeks to provide high quality music programs and concerts representative of Adventist education and Andrews University. The Wind Symphony has performed in England, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Canada and throughout the United States.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:45:28 +0000 Survivor[s] <p> You are a healthy, experienced, and well-liked church employee. You have a deserved reputation for capable management, dedicated service, or inspiring classroom technique.</p> <p> What you are really passionate about, though, is your kids. Ever since they came into your life, you have made sure to provide them with everything you could so that they might come to know and love this God that you adore.</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at the <a href="">Adventist Review</a>&nbsp;site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:32:54 +0000 A Monument to Heroism <p> Heroism has many faces and can come in different hues.</p> <p> Longtime St. Joseph resident Lewis Stanton Williams, who died in 1970 after a colorful military and artistic career, made his mark from Capetown, South Africa, to his hometown as a teacher and civic leader. He served in Europe during World War II as part of the famed Monuments Men, saving art looted by the Nazis, and was called up during the Korean war, where he earned the Bronze Star for aiding refugees.</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read the full story at the <a href="">Herald-Palladium</a>&nbsp;site &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:30:27 +0000 All Nations SDA Church Service, November 18 <p> All Nations SDA Church invites you to its 11 a.m. worship experience on Sabbath November 18. Boubakar Sanou will present the Word titled &quot;Relating to Jesus on His Terms.&quot; Our Bible study starts at 10 a.m.</p> <p> Address: 4259 E. Snow Rd., Berrien Springs, MI 49103</p> <p> <i></i></p> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:22:13 +0000 "When My Daddy Died" <p> AS I WAS RECENTLY DRIVING to the store with my 17-month-old daughter, I saw a man standing on the side of the road who reminded me of my father. The emotions flooded over me and the tears poured down my face. I immediately calmed myself by quietly saying, &ldquo;Sherine, Daddy is resting in Jesus. You will see him again. Remain faithful.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p> &lt;&lt;&lt; Read Sherine's full story in the Nov/Dec issue of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Lake Union Herald</a> &gt;&gt;&gt;</p> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:15:21 +0000