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Thursday, January 05, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 5, 2006

In this message
- Counseling Services/Commencement
- Sacred Harp and Norumbega Harmony - Jan. 9
- Field Education
- Spring Courses Closed
- Spring Semester Community Chapel Schedule
- Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1 and 8

Counseling Services/Commencement
Hi Everyone,

I have two things to ask you about. First, I would like your input on
counseling services you may have accessed through NEPI, the New England
pastoral Institute, located in Sturtevant Hall. As part of my attempt
to provide free or very low cost counseling to ANTS students, I am
reassessing ANTS' relationship with NEPI. In order to do that
effectively I would like any feedback you'd be willing to offer me
regarding your interactions with them. You can write me a confidential
email or make an appointment to talk. I really appreciate any input you
may offer as part of this process. So if you've ever gone to someone at
NEPI for counseling, or been involved with them in some way, please let
me know how that was for you.

Second, we are planning the Commencement activities for this spring.
If you would like to be part of that committee, let me know.

Hope your holiday break was a break.


Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Sacred Harp and Norumbega Harmony - Jan. 9
January 9, 2006
7:45 p.m.

The year rolls round--2'd Monday is approaching quickly this month, so
please plan to join us for singing from the Sacred Harp & Norumbega
Harmony this coming Monday, January 9, 7:45 P.M., at the MeetingHouse at

If you are new to this music or are have some friends you want to
introduce to this, or if you're a more "experienced" singer wanting to
help with outreach to newer folks (just being there to help sing will do
it!), try to arrive at 7:45. We're hoping to use the first few minutes
of each evening to help with needs/introduction of newer singers--we're
still experimenting & brainstorming this idea, so please feel free pass
along any suggestions you might have as we work this out.

Further details, directions, and maps can be found at

Field Education
Students seeking Field Education in 2006-2007 are reminded that the
first step is to set-up an appointment to speak with either Field
Education Director, Sarah Drummond or Associate in Field
Education,Kathy Windsor.

Student Profiles must be completed before the meeting. The forms are
available outside the Church & Ministry Office in W105.

Please contact Sarah,, x230- and Kathy,, X236 directly through email or voicemail.

Sites will be posted on the ANTS website by the end of February, but
students must have had this meeting before beginning the interview

Spring Courses Closed
The following Spring 2006 courses are closed:

CMPR/WOTA 630 Jazz of Preaching

ETHI780/880 With Head and Heart: The Life and Writings of Howard

CONG 734 Congregational Life

INTE 601/801 Justice Matters

Spring Semester Community Chapel Schedule
February 1: Nick Carter

February 8: Greg Mobley

February 15: Sarah Drummond

February 22: Baptist Fellowship (Jamie Spriggs is contact person)

March 1: Ash Wed (Mark Burrows & Beth Nordbeck)

March 8: Fontaine (International Women's Day)

March 5: Mark Heim

March 22: Bill Sinkford

April 5: Koinonia Praching Awards (Sarah Drummond coordinates)


April 19: Earth Day (Beth Nordbeck traditionally does this one, &
will again)

April 26: Yom Hashoah (Carole Fontaine & Brita Gill-Austern)

May 3: Senior Chapel (Nick Carter)

Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1 and 8
February 1 and February 8

ANTS is in the final stretch of the search for the Vice President For
Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Two candidates will be
brought to campus early in February; candidate no. 1 will be here Feb.
1-2 and candidate no. 2 will be on campus Feb. 8-9 (their names will be
released later this month by Pres. Carter).

Student interview opportunities:

February 1 for Candidate #1 and Feb. 8 for candidate # 2

11:00 am. - 12 noon: This is especially set aside for students and on
Feb. 1 Mia Douglas, student representative to the search committee, will
host the group. She cannot be present on Feb 8. so Karen Brockney will
host the group on that day. Karen is the staff rep. on the committee and
is a grad of ANTS. This session will be held in Upper Noyes.

The search committee understands that no single time will be possible
for all students so in addition to the above time which is specially
designated for students you are also welcome to come to either or both
of the other semi-public events. These are:

2:30 - 3:30 pm: While Staff and Alums will be invited to this session
it is also open to any who cannot make other sessions, so students are
most welcome to attend. It will be convened by Karen Brockney on both
Feb. 1 and 8 and will meet in the Peck Lounge.

3:45-4:45 pm: This session is designated for Trustees and the
Community so is also open to student attendance. On Feb. 1 it will be
hosted by Dorothy Williams, a member of the committee and on the 8th by
Tom McKibbens also a member of the committee. It will be in the Berkeley
Room. For this session the format is as follows; about 15 minutes for
informal conversation, a 20 minute presenation by the candidate on the
theme, "My understanding of the Role of the Dean of the Faculy here at
ANTS," and the rest of the tiome for questions.

As you know, the Dean of the Faculty will play a major role in the
future direction of ANTS so I hope many of you will mark these dates and
times on your calendars and plan to meet the candidates. Your feedback
is important!

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225