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Online programs & resources that promote community & wellbeing

Vice President's Message

In this time of physical distancing, it is more important than ever before to care for ourselves, connect with each other and help those in need.

That is why I want to welcome you to a new kind of campus experience. While delivered online, it can still bring us together in a climate of fear and uncertainty, and even help us to thrive.

On this page, you will find programs and resources to strengthen and encourage you physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. You are also given ways to reach out to Student Life staff members, who are eager to assist you in any way they can.

As we transition to our new reality, an old Bette Midler ballad, "From a Distance," comes to mind. From a distance we are instruments | Marching in a common band | Playing songs of hope | Playing songs of peace | They are the songs of every man | God is watching us | God is watching us | God is watching us—from a distance.

Even as we face these difficult days, I challenge you to be one of God’s instruments and to remember that He is always watching over you, caring for you as His precious child.    

~ Frances Faehner, PhD, Vice President for Campus & Student Life


Join Us Online

Andrews Speaks Podcast: Bill Wolfer, Failure

April 30, 2020 4:28 PM
In this episode Bill Wolfer argues that failure is an important part of the learning process, an unavoidable feature of the road to success. Bill Wolfer is an assistant professor...
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Andrews Speaks Podcast: Dr. Brand, Play+Creativity

April 27, 2020 10:26 AM
In this episode Dr. Jay Brand invites us to again learn to play. To this end, he introduces us to the important concepts of divergent thinking and deep empathy. Dr....
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Livestream Vespers - April 17

April 26, 2020 12:55 PM
CC CREDIT. Watch the Livestream Vespers for April 17, 2020, on the Andrews University Facebook Page. Our theme is "The Disruption: Finding Joy in the Unknown," part of a journey...
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Prince of Peace

Today we're diving into the AUdio Signature Series archives and featuring a 2017 cover of Hillsong UNITED's of "Prince of Peace" by Nayeli Moretta-Gonzalez (BS Elementary Education, 2019).

Nayeli is joined by her then-future husband, John Gonzalez, on guitar, among others.

The lyrics seem appropriate to the times:

When fear comes knocking, there You'll be my guard | When day breeds trouble, there You'll hold my heart | Come storm or battle, God I know Your peace will meet me there

Songwriters: Dylan Thomas, Joel Houston, Matt Crocker; Prince Of Peace lyrics © Songtrust Ave, Capitol Christian Music Group.





Made to Thrive Anywhere

Spiritual wellbeing creates and sustains our sense of meaning and purpose in the world. It gives us a larger story to lean into, even when events around us may not make sense.

Physical wellbeing not only increases our strength and vitality but improves our mental and spiritual health as well. It also helps us to build our defenses against disease.

Emotional wellbeing allows us to be patient with ourselves and empathetic with others, particularly during stressful times. Calming and caring for our selves makes us more resilient.

Social wellbeing is about connecting and including, even at a distance. Whether online  or in our own homes, we can support, encourage and entertain one another.

Providing for others is what communities do best. Whether you are in need or in a postion to pay it forward, we all grow and flourish when we take care of one another.   

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Alyssa Palmer Associate Dean for Student Life Email
Jessica Vazquez Assistant to Student Life Administration Email Schedule an Appointment
Sadie Sieff Student Life Office Manager Email Schedule an Appointment

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Dominique Gummelt Director of University Wellness Email
Rob Gettys Director of Athletics Email

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