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Friday, February 03, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 3, 2006 - Morning News

This newsletter is in place of the Thursday news - the mail system was
down late yesterday.

In this message
- Possible Short Term Water Shutoffs Today
- Multicultural Festival Tomorrow - Friday, Feb. 3
- SUPER BOWL FESTIVITIES - Sunday, February 5th
- Field Education Instructions and Orientation Meeting, Feb.22
- "Ritual Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice" -
Feb. 7
- JOY Spirit of Play Series - Begins Feb. 8
- 3 Meal Plan
- Survey of ANTS Students
- UU Community Worship - Thursdays
- UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays

Possible Short Term Water Shutoffs Today
Hello everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that it is possible that the water will
be shut off periodically throughout the day today, February 3. The City
of Newton is conducting backflow tests, and the technician has already
had to shut the water down for about ten minutes to clean out the valves
in Sturtevant. He said it is possible that the other buildings may
require the same clean out. If so, the interruption to water service
should be brief.

Just an FYI

Building & Grounds

Multicultural Festival Today- Friday, Feb. 3
6:00 p.m.
Peck Room

Just a reminder that you are invited to a celebration of the diversity
of cultures that is ANTS tonight in the Peck Room at 6:00 pm. You are
further invited to bring something to share that represents who you are
and where you come from (art, poetry, clothing, food). But you need not
bring anything! There will be plenty of food (Thai, Indian, Latin
American, and more) so bring your interest and appetite! We'll
celebrate each other and the end of the 1st week of classes.

I hope to see many of you tomorrow,


Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

SUPER BOWL FESTIVITIES - Sunday, February 5th
Sunday, February 5th beginning at 5:30pm in Sturtevant student lounge.

* Large "screen" view of the game

* Food!

* Beverages!

* Fellowship!

Sponsored by Men's Fellowship, Film & Television Fellowship & Student

Questions? Contact:

Field Education Instructions and Orientation Meeting, Feb.22
February 22, 2006
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
in the Berkeley Room

Planning Field Education for next year? Please follow these steps:

1. Make an appt. to see Sarah Drummond, ext 230 or Kathy Windsor, x

2. Complete the student information form found on the field education
website and bring it to your appointment

3. Begin the interview process by reviewing sites on the field ed
website at

4. Once placed notify Judy Medeiros in the Field Ed. office

If you missed the fall Orientation meeting, we are offering another on
Wednesday, Feb. 22,5:30-7pm in the Berekely Room

"Ritual Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice" -
Feb. 7
Tuesday, February 7, 6:30-8pm, Meetinghouse: Center for the Arts

Karen Schiff, a Visiting Artist at ANTS for Spring 2006, will discuss
her recent art projects as rituals of homage, intimacy, and mourning.
Light refreshments will be served at 6:30, followed by lecture at 7pm.
More information:

JOY Spirit of Play Series - Begins Feb. 8
7 Weeks of Renewal February 8th-March 29th
Wednesday Evenings 7:00-900 pm

No special skills or abilities needed. Registration Fee is $60 or $10
per session to Judy Medeiros. Limited scholarships are available.

Facilitated by the Rev. Dirkje F. Legerstee, founder of SoulPlay, a
ministry of creativity for healing and wholeness.
More information:

3 Meal Plan
Dear Students,

If you are on the 3 meal plan and your courses fall on Thursday evening
and Friday, making it impossible for you to get all 3 of the meals on
your plan, please let me know. Since the cafeteria is closed on Fridays
we know this could be the case for some of you. In those cases we will
allow you to drop down to the one meal plan. I'd like to thank Lella
Baker and the Student Association for bringing this to my attention.

Take good care,


Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Survey of ANTS Students
Dear Andover Newton Students,

The Admissions Office and Student Services are working on a new
published Viewbook to share with prospective students and others who
inquire about ANTS, and we are eager to hear from you!

Please share YOUR IDEAS, IMPRESSIONS, and EXPERIENCES. Help us paint a
picture of the school, and what it means to you, and share with
prospective students some of your own journey.

Please take a look at the questions below, and respond in a few
sentences to any and all of them you like. We would love for you to
offer concrete details, stories, images, metaphors, ideas.... Some may
wish to look back at your Admissions essays or other personal work you
have produced to glean quotes.

Please email repsonses to Darrick Jackson at, before
February 20, if at all possible. Do let us know if you have questions.

Thanks very much, and best wishes,
Peg Carroll, Alex Kern, Darrick Jackson, and Nancy Nienhuis

What brought you to ANTS? Please describe your journey here.
What nurtures your spirit here?
What's it like to be in a community where people have very different
What do you hope for as a result of what you've found here?
How has ANTS challenged your faith?

How have you changed as a result of your time at ANTS?
What impact has ANTS had on your faith journey?

What have you learned from this community?

What have you learned about how to be an inspirational leader?

What is challenging about the ANTS community?
How have people supported you while you've been here (ask for

UU Community Worship - Thursdays
every Thursday, Spring semester 06

ALL are welcome to join us for worship in the Unitarian Universalist
tradition. Worship is led each week by ANTS students and/or guest "UU"
ministers. Come one, come all!

Contact: Megan Lynes/Joanne Giannino

UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
every Thursday, Spring semester 06
12:00 noon - 12:50 p.m.
Small dining room

Join members of the Unitarian Universalist Community of Andover Newton
Students for fellowship and discussion on topics of shared interest.

Contact: MaryHelen Gunn

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