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Thursday, January 12, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 12, 2006

In this message
- Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1 and 8
- New England Women Ministers Association - Winter Luncheon and Forum -
Jan. 19
- The Public Square on the Hill Presentations: Feb 15, march 8 and
March 29
- Karen Brockney Makes a Move
- Funny Book is Here!
- Housing Policy/Fuller Rooms/Counseling
- URGENT: Order Semester MBTA Passes Now!
- Student Association Vice President Needed
- Student Association Chair of Student Life Needed
- Bookstore - Martin Luther King Holiday Schedule
- Offices and Library CLOSED on Monday, January 16

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

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New England Women Ministers Association - Winter Luncheon and Forum -
Jan. 19
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Winter Luncheon and Forum
January 19, 2006
10 am - 2 pm
Peck Room at Andover Newton Theological School

Panel Discussion with Rev. Dr. Nancy S. Taylor and Rabbi Toba Spitzer.
Fear Not! Hope in a Time of Plague. What parallels may be drawn
between the time of plague in the Middle Ages and our current culture of
fear?

Forum and Luncheon $25.00
5.00 for students

Sponsored by the New England Women Ministers Association

Contact: Rev. Liz Magill
E-mail: liz@significant.com
Phone: 508-450-0431

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The Public Square on the Hill Presentations: Feb 15, march 8 and March
29
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6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
In the Peck Room

The Theology, Ministry, and Public Life Program at Andover Newton
Theological School Presents

"The Public Square On The Hill: Brief Evening Presentations On The
American Public and Its Problems."

February 15th will feature a brief presentation on Economic Inequality
and Poverty in the U.S. by Prof. Benjamin Valentin. Followed by
presentations on Sexism by Dr. Nancy Neinhaus on March 8, and on Racism
and Race Relations on March 29th by Andover Newton's Committee On Racism
and Dr. Kirk Jones.

Each of the forums/presentations will be held on these dates from
6:30pm to 8pm at The Peck Room.

The brief presentations are open to all and at no cost. Beverages and
snacks will be made available, free of charge. All are invited to
attend.

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Karen Brockney Makes a Move
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Good people:

I'm pleased to announce that Karen Brockney will have a new
administrative home and a slightly different title, effective
immediately.

Karen, whose new title is Director of E Communications, will leave the
Institutional Advancement Team and report directly to the President.
This move is reflective of a shift in strategy based on the newly
adopted strategic plan and anticipates the eventual development of a
full Office of Communications under the Office of the President.

Karen's work will remain essentially the same, although under these new
arrangements more of her time will be devoted to the web, E
communications and E learning. Her involvement in PR, photography and
print communications will be reduced.

N.

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Funny Book is Here!
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Please come by the Registrar's Office to pick one up.

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Housing Policy/Fuller Rooms/Counseling
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Hi Everyone,

Welcome back from break. I have 3 announcements for you. First, going
forward we will be allowing 2 unrelated people to share a single
bedroom apartment in Fuller Hall. We think that the way they are
configured makes this very workable (two rooms, each with a bathroom and
door to the hallway, connected to a mutual kitchen).

We have a few of these that are close to being available. You can find
more information about Fuller, including photographs of the apartments
at: http://www.ants.edu//student/housing/fuller.htm
If you are interested, please contact Pilar Rodriguez, Housing
Coordinator. Rent for these apartments is $845/month.

Second, I am about to begin a review of the housing policy. If you are
interested in helping me do this please let me know.

Finally, a reminder that I'm looking for people who are willing to send
me a confidential email about their experiences with the New England
Pastoral Institute, or NEPI as it is known. Your input is appreciated.

Hope your January is off to a good start!

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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URGENT: Order Semester MBTA Passes Now!
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Dear Students,

For some reason the MBTA failed to send us our usual MBTA semester
monthly pass forms, which Nayda usually includes in your registration
packets. The SPRING Semester Pass package order deadline was 1/5/06,
but because of their oversight they're giving us through the weekend to
get an order to them. The Spring Semester package includes 4 monthly
passes (Feb-May), which you pay for up front. Prices for various passes
are below (this represents an 11% discount off the regular monthly pass
price).

Please email me BEFORE TUESDAY if you are interested in a pass and
tell me what kind of pass you'd like (no later than Monday night). I
will fax an order to the T 1st thing next week. If you like, you can
drop a check off to me. Otherwise the amount will be added to your term
bill. I'll put T-Pass forms in the box on my door if you want to fill
one out and then slide it under my door with a check. Otherwise you can
email me with the type of pass you'd like and we'll bill you. Remember,
offices will be closed on Monday for the holiday, so you will not be
able to access my office on Monday.

Pass Type and cost for 4 Months
BOAT $704.88
BUS $110.36
COMBO $252.76
COMBO + $281.24
SUBWAY $156.64
ZONE1 $377.36
ZONE2 $420.08
ZONE3 $455.68
ZONE4 $530.44
ZONE5 $605.20
ZONE6 $644.36
ZONE7 $679.96
ZONE8 $704.88

Thanks,

Nancy
nnienhuis@ants.edu

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Student Association Vice President Needed
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The Student Association will be receiving applications for the position
of SA Vice President from now until January 20th. Candidates will be
voted on at the first SA meeting of the Spring Semester, scheduled for
Tuesday, January 31st at Noon in Upper Noyes Hall.

The Vice President's Duties are as follows (as found in the SA
Constitution - Article 5.1.b):

--If the President should fail to complete his/her term, the Vice
President will become the acting President until the next annual
election.

--In the absence of the President, the Vice President will chair
scheduled meetings of the SA and/or SA Executive Board.

--The Vice President will post via Student E-News and flyers notice of
regularly scheduled, special and town hall meetings a minimum of one
week in advance.

--The Vice President will also oversee the fellowship groups by
maintaining a list of active fellowship groups and their respective
chairpersons.

--The Vice President will gather and maintain year-end reports from
each fellowship group plus a table/report of monies spent by each
fellowship group from the Treasurer.

--The Vice President will serve at least one (1) hour per week of
scheduled office hours during the regular academic year.

--The Vice President is responsible for organizing and supervising the
annual election process unless he/she is a candidate in the elections.
In which case, a designated chairperson will be appointed by the
President.

Students interested in applying for the position of SA Vice President
should send and email to saexec@yahoogroups.com with the following
information in it:

--A statement of intent to run for Vice President
--A brief outline of qualifications
--A brief statement on how you plan to fulfill the duties outlined in
the constitution
This email is to be submitted no later than Friday, January 20, 2006.
All applications received will be presented to the Student Association
at the January 31st meeting for a vote. Candidates are encouraged to
attend the meeting to answer any questions that arise.

Any questions may be sent to saexec@yahoogroups.com.
Happy New Year,
Your Student Association Leadership
Lella Baker, President
Jeff Lukens, Treasurer
Christina Findlay, Secretary

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Student Association Chair of Student Life Needed
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The Student Association will be receiving applications for the position
of Chair of Student Life from now until January 20th. Candidates will be
voted on at the first SA meeting of the Spring Semester, scheduled for
Tuesday, January 31st at Noon in Upper Noyes Hall.

The Chair of Student Life's Duties are as follows (as found in the SA
Constitution - Article 5.2.b):

--Elected to a one (1) year term at the annual general elections.
--Will chair the committee overseeing student life events on campus.
--The chairperson or appointed committee member shall attend all
regularly convened SA meetings.

Traditionally, the Chair of Student Life has coordinated such events as
the end of year cookout, holiday dinner, fall and spring social
gatherings as well as items such as game night, movie night(s) and
potlucks.

Positions on the Student Association Leadership team are not limited to
MDiv candidates. We welcome applications from all students.


Students interested in applying for the position of Chair of Student
Life should send and email to saexec@yahoogroups.com with the following
information in it:

--A statement of intent to run for Chair of Student Life
--A brief outline of qualifications
--A brief statement on how you plan to fulfill the duties outlined in
the constitution

This email is to be submitted no later than Friday, January 20, 2006.
All applications received will be presented to the Student Association
at the January 31st meeting for a vote. Candidates are encouraged to
attend the meeting to answer any questions that arise.

Questions may be sent to saexec@yahoogroups.com.

Happy New Year,
Your Student Association Leadership
Lella Baker, President
Jeff Lukens, Treasurer
Christina Findlay, Secretary

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Bookstore - Martin Luther King Holiday Schedule
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The Andover Newton Bookstore will be closed Monday, January 16 in
observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Hours for the remainder of January:
10-6 pm, Monday-Thursday
10-4 pm, Friday
closed Saturdays

Textbooks are arriving daily. Many will be here the week of January
17. You may have books shipped to you or held for you by providing a
credit card # .

Email is the most effective way to contact the bookstore. We will
respond promptly to your order, shipping books the same day. Most folks
receive their orders the following day.

Happy New Year!

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Offices and Library CLOSED on Monday, January 16
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The offices and Trask Library will be closed on Monday, January 16, in
observance of Martin Luther King Day.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu