Andrews University produces four podcasts. Please scroll down for individual episodes.

Thr!veCast explores how we can thrive despite our busy schedules and competing demands on our attention. Dr. Dominique Gummelt, director of University Wellness, hosts this weekly series on Instagram. Episodes are archived on IGTV, YouTube, and below. Presented by University Wellness.
 


 

 

Meier Hall Dean's List features conversations with students and conversations for students hosted by the Meier Hall dean team. Topics vary by week.

 

 

 

Andrews Speaks digs deep, highlighting cutting-edge research, thoughtful spiritual presentations and real stories of real people at Andrews University. Episodes explore ways that faculty, staff, students and alumni of Andrews University seek knowledge, affirm faith and change the world. We invite you to explore this library and to subscribe through iTunes, Stitcher, or by adding this URL to your feed reader – http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:335699802/sounds.rss. Produced by University Communication.

 

 

The Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Podcast was a short series addressing key topics covered by the TRHT Campus Center in a dialogue format with experts. Michael Nixon, Esq., who hosted the series, is vice president for Diversity & Inclusion. Presented by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

 

 

 

 

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Stay Grounded

Posted on April 22, 2021

Stay Grounded, My Friends

Tony Stark has an anxiety attack in public (Iron Man 3) before Dean Keele, Dean Bartram and Dean Lizardi talk about their experience with stress and anxiety as well as explore a grounding technique that can help reduce the physiological effects of anxiety. DK closes out the episode with a few thoughts of his own. Music by Epidemic Sound. 

LISTEN HERE

(episode released April 12, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Instant Replay

Posted on April 22, 2021

Instant Replay

We listen behind the scenes to the MLB instant replay center (via THIS Sports Illustrated video) before another Around the Lab discussion of various topics. Dean Keele is joined by Dean Johnson for hosting duties, and they are joined by Rachel Keele, incoming director of University Wellness and director of the Andreasen Center for Wellness, and Michael Nixon, vice president for Diversity & Inclusion. Dean Johnson issues a closing thought at the end. 

LISTEN HERE

(episode released April 19, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Around the LAB!

Posted on April 8, 2021

Around the LAB!

The Meier Hall deans discuss a plethora of topics. Dean Bartram wraps it up with a lesson and a nod to Switchfoot.

LISTEN HERE

(episode released April 5, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Free Money!

Posted on April 1, 2021

FREE MONEY! (It's Hard to See)

Fictional character Peter Brand has a conversation about money with a player before Deans Bartram, Johnson and Keele have a conversation with Orlando Lizardi about college finances and FREE MONEY in the form of scholarships. 

Want to learn more? Book a session with Orlando by scanning one of the signs throughout Meier Hall. Have a topic you want us to discuss? Email Dean Bartram by writing to bartram@andrews.edu.

LISTEN HERE

(episode released March 22, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Around the Horn

Posted on April 1, 2021

Around the Horn

Deans Johnson, Bartram and Keele host a live virtual podcast event with rapid fire questions and possibly rushed hot takes. Dean Johnson drops an insight bomb at the end! 

LISTEN HERE

(episode released March 29, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Jose Bourget (S2, Ep9)

Posted on March 25, 2021

HOST: Dominique Gummelt

GUEST: Chaplain José Bourget

THEME: Made to Belong; Generosity

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

PRODUCERS: Denard Fenaud & Jeff Boyd

 

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Jeff Boyd (S2, Ep8)

Posted on March 18, 2021

HOST: Denard Fenaud (co-producer)

GUEST: Jeff Boyd (co-producer)

THEME: Creative peacemaking

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

 

 

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Your Mission ...

Posted on March 18, 2021

Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It

Deans Bartram, Johnson and Keele chat through their experiences as student missionaries when they were in college and end with a recommendation to the listener. Spoiler: you should be an SM ...

LISTEN HERE

(episode released March 15, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Ty Gibson (S2, Ep7)

Posted on March 18, 2021

HOST: Dominique Gummelt

GUEST: Ty Gibson

TOPIC: Made to Explore

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

 

 

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Denard Fenaud (S2, Ep6)

Posted on March 11, 2021

HOST: Dominique Gummelt

GUEST: Denard Fenaud, Thr!veCast Co-producer

TOPIC: Thriver Feature

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

 

 

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Karsten Stank (S2, Ep5)

Posted on February 18, 2021

HOST: Dominique Gummelt

GUEST: Karsten Stank

TOPIC: Made to Unwind

CO-CURRICULAR CREDITGoogle Form open until Feb. 23 at 11:30 a.m.

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

 

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Your Thoughts, Pt2

Posted on February 17, 2021

A Penny for Your Thoughts (Pt 2)

A young member of the German Coast Guard wonders what the people on the other end of the radio are thinking about before Deans Bartram, Johnson and Keele chat with students about their feelings and expectations for this semester, their views on getting vaccinated and their thoughts on the state of AU student-run social media accounts. 

LISTEN HERE

(episode released Feb. 8, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Judith Fisher (S2, Ep4)

Posted on February 17, 2021

HOST: Dominique Gummelt

GUEST: Judith Fisher, director, Andrews University Counseling & Testing Center

TOPIC: Made to Explore

CO-CURRICULAR CREDITGoogle Form open until Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m.

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Your Thoughts, Pt1

Posted on February 3, 2021

A Penny for Your Thoughts (Pt 1)

A Bad Lip Reading's Luke Skywalker shares a penny's worth of thoughts with Yoda before Dean Bartram and Dean Keele host a live discussion to hear what AU Students are thinking about topics ranging from the COVID-19 Pandemic to the 2020 Electoral Cycle. Dean Keele closes the episode with a few thoughts of his own. Music by Epidemic Sound. 

LISTEN HERE

(episode released Feb. 1, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Kim Knowlton (S2, Ep3)

Posted on February 3, 2021

HOST: Dominique Gummelt

GUEST: Kim Knowlton, La Sierra University

TOPIC: Made to Move

CO-CURRICULAR CREDITGoogle Form open until Feb. 9 at 11:30 a.m.

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

 

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Secure The Bag!

Posted on January 28, 2021

Andrew Yang reminds us to "secure the bag" before Dean Bartram, Dean Johnson and Dean Keele lead a live discussion about identifying your bag and how to secure it. Featuring Meier Hall residents who hopped in live to share their views! 

Listen Here

(episode released Jan. 17, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: President Andrea Luxton (S2Ep2)

Posted on January 28, 2021

HOST: Dominique Gummelt

GUEST: President Andrea Luxton

TOPIC: Made to Matter—Integrity

CO-CURRICULAR CREDITGoogle Form open until Feb. 2 at 11:30 a.m.

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Sebastian Leveringhaus (S2Ep1)

Posted on January 26, 2021

HOST: Dominique Gummelt

GUEST: Sebastian Leveringhaus

TOPIC: Made to Thrive

CO-CURRICULAR CREDIT: Google Form open until Jan. 26 at 11:30 a.m.

THRIVECAST ARCHIVE: YouTube Playlist

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Podcast

Posted on November 19, 2020

Michael Nixon, vice president for Diversity & Inclusion, hosted four conversations on racial justice and equality during the fall 2020 school year. Each episode is archived on YouTube and can be accessed below:

Episode 1. "The Brown Church," Pastor Daniel Duffis 

Episode 2. "Building Bridges Across the Racial Divide," Larry & Sandy Feldman

Episode 3. "The Brown Adventist Church & More..." Pastor Manny Arteaga

Episode 4. Professor Douglas Morgan

You may also access the YouTube playlist.

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   

ThriveCast, Season 1

Posted on November 19, 2020

Dominique Gummelt, director of University Wellness, launched the ThriveCast on Instagram during the fall 2020 semester. She led conversations with ten guests as they explored various facets of thriving. Each episode is archived on Instagram TV and YouTube and can be accessed below:

Episode 1: Made to Thrive, Featuring Denard Fenaud (YouTube | IGTV | 8 Sept 2020). 

Episode 2: Made to Matter, Featuring Chaplain José Bourget (YouTube | IGTV | 15 Sept 2020). 

Episode 3: Made to Move, Featuring Ernie Medina (YouTube | IGTV | 22 Sept 2020). 

Episode 4: Thriver Feature Edition: Rachel Keele, with guest host Denard Fenaud (YouTube | IGTV | 29 Sept 2020). 

Episode 5: Made to Explore, Featuring Tony Yang (YouTube | IGTV | 6 Oct 2020). 

Episode 6: Made to Unwind, Featuring Karsten Stank (YouTube | IGTV | 13 Oct 2020). 

Episode 7: Made to Dream, Featuring Ty Gibson (YouTube | IGTV | 20 Oct 2020). 

Episode 8: Made to Belong, Featuring Michael Nixon (YouTube | IGTV | 27 Oct 2020). 

Episode 9: Made to Speak, Featuring Chris Silber (YouTube | IGTV | 10 Nov 2020).

Episode 10: Made to Serve, Featuring Sarah McDugal (YouTube | IGTV | 17 Nov 2020). 

Additionally, you can access the YouTube Playlist.

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   

Andrews Speaks Podcast: Peace March (June 2020)

Posted on August 27, 2020

Meylin Allen and Jordanne Howell-Walton, both graduates of Andrews University, discuss the peace march they organized with students from the Berrien Springs public high school. The event's purpose was to raise awareness about racial injustice and to call for change.

This episode is Part 1 of the conversation. Part 2 can be found on YouTube (including peace march footage).

Media Coverage:

To access more podcast episodes, please visit the Andrews Speaks webpage

 

CREDITS
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THEME MUSIC: “Onward” by Podington Bear (Free Music Archive)
PRODUCER: Jeff Boyd, University Communication
COPYRIGHT: ©2020 Andrews University

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Andrews Speaks Podcast: Bill Wolfer, Failure

Posted on April 30, 2020

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 of computer science, chair of the Department of Computing, and director of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Also in this episode, Carlisle Sutton is back with another video for the World Changers 360 segment. Rather than showcasing a program by a campus group, this video is a message from Seventh-day Adventist General Conference President, Elder Ted Wilson. He thanks the Andrews community for service to humanity as an expression of faith, and he also encourages us to continue searching for creative ways to bless others in our local community and around the world.

AUDIO PODCAST

Listen on SoundCloud or on the embedded player below. We invite you to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes/Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.

 

VIDEO EDITION

View the video on Vimeo or in the player below.

 

 

This presentation on creativity, failure and success is the final episode of Season 2 of the Andrews Speaks podcast. Thank you for listening to this season as we addressed a number of important issues—change, mental and physical health, science and faith, environmental activism, racial injustice, and creativity. We'll see you again soon for Season 3!

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3042

Andrews Speaks Podcast: Dr. Brand, Play+Creativity

Posted on April 27, 2020

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. Brand is a professor of Leadership and Higher Education, and he has extensive experience in both academia and business.

Carlisle Sutton is also back with another video for the World Changers 360° segment. This time he shares a ministry that is serving in Cuba.

AUDIO PODCAST: Listen on SoundCloud or on the embedded player below. We invite you to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes/Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.

 

VIDEO EDITION: View the video on Vimeo or in the player below.

 

 

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3042

Andrews Speaks: Social Consciousness Summit

Posted on April 24, 2020

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8th Annual Social Consciousness Summit (Apr 23, 2020)
Theme: “COVID-19: Understanding and Breaking the Socio-Economic and Racial Disparities”

Michael Nixon, Andrews University VP for Diversity & Inclusion, moderates the discussion, where panelists seek to carefully explore some of the core reasons for the racial and socioeconomic disparities that have come to light in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss what these disparities reveal to us about the inequities that predated this pandemic; how the pandemic has worsened those inequities; and the policies and practices we can advocate for to begin the process of addressing them.

Co-curricular credit is available for students, whether listening to the podcast or watching the video. When you have completed the episode, click here to answer a reflection question online to receive credit.

AUDIO PODCAST

Listen on SoundCloud or on the embedded player below. We invite you to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes/Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.

VIDEO EDITION

View the video on Vimeo or in the player below.

 

PANELIST BIO SKETCHES:

Dr. Harvey Burnett, Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair of the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences at AU. His family is from the Grand Portage Band of Ojibwas.
Dr. Lynn Todman, Executive Director for Population Health at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph, Michigan. In her role, she helps set the strategic direction of the health system efforts to improve population health and reduce health inequities. Dr. Todman is also the catalyst behind Community Grand Rounds, a speaker series designed to educate healthcare providers and community members about the connection between racism and health and to use that education to narrow health inequities in Berrien County, MI.
Dr. Padma Tadi Uppala, Professor and Chair of the School of Population Health, Nutrition and Wellness at Andrews University, and also Program Director for Public Health. She has received several grants and conducted research in the areas of breast cancer and minority health.
Ingrid Weiss Slikkers, Assistant Professor of Social Work, has been a social worker and therapist since the early 90s and currently teaches at Andrews. She comes from an Uruguayan/Argentinean family and has done focused work with the Latino community. Over the last 7 years, she has worked locally with programs for refugees coming from overseas and immigrants, specifically unaccompanied immigrant children. As the director of the new Trauma Center at Andrews, which was featured in the previous episode of this podcast, she has had the opportunity to take graduate students to work on the Navajo Reservation and also traveled abroad two refugee camps to educate and help with trauma.
Twyla Smith, Assistant Professor of Social Work & Director of Field Education at AU
Nicki Britten, Health Officer for the Berrien County Health Department
Dr. Anita Fernander, Associate Professor of Behavioral Science in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky. Her primary area of research and teaching has focused on examining the impact of race-related stress on health disparities among African Americans. Her current scholarly passion is focused on increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine, training and mentoring students and faculty regarding cultural humility, and promoting diversity, inclusivity, and equity in academic medicine. She is also the Founder & Chair of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Disparities Coalition.
Dr. Brandy Lovelady Mitchell, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the Kent Intermediate School District

SPONSORS:

  • Spectrum Health Lakeland
  • Andrews University Office for Diversity and Inclusion
  • AU Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center
  • Office of Research & Creative Scholarship
  • Office of the Provost

EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEE:

  • Jerry Price (Manager for Inclusion & Diversity at Spectrum Health Lakeland)
  • Carlisle Sutton (Director of Community Engagement, Integration & Services at Andrews University)
  • Michael Nixon (Andrews University Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Jeff Boyd (Andrews University Office of Research & Creative Scholarship)
Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3042

Andrews Speaks Podcast: Dr. Burdick - Isaac Newton

Posted on April 23, 2020

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Dr. Gary Burdick presents on the influence that Isaac Newton had on science and on Adventist theology. Additionally, Chaplain José Bourget continues the on-going segment called Sacred Spaces. Finally, Carlisle Sutton concludes the episode with World Changers 360°.

Co-curricular credit is available for students, whether listening to the podcast or watching the video. When you have completed the episode, click here to answer a reflection question online to receive credit.

AUDIO PODCAST: Listen on SoundCloud or on the embedded player below. We invite you to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes/Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.

VIDEO EDITION: View the video on Vimeo or in the player below.

 

Learn more about Newton's folio held in the James White Library:

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3042