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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 14, 2006

NEW
- Dates for Baccalaureate and Commencement
- Commencement Cover Art
- Poor/Working Class Fellowship at ANTS - Weds., Feb. 15
- Beginning Anew - Wednesday, February 15 - NOTE CHANGES
- Summer Course 2006
- Green Tip
- Green Thoughts

REVIEW
- Black History Month Book Sale at Trask Library
- Community Worship - Weds., Feb. 15, 2006
- Green Speaker Series: "The Struggle Against Environmental Racism in Boston" - Weds., Feb 15
- Public Square in the Hill: Economic Inequality and Poverty in the U.S. - Weds., Feb. 15
- Book Fest - Faculty Book Signing Party - Feb. 16, 2006
- Katherine B. Stuart Lecture: Dr. Darryl Trimiew - Feb. 21

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Dates for Baccalaureate and Commencement
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Save the dates!

This year Baccalaureate will be held on Friday, May 19 at The Second Church in Newton at 7:00 p.m. (60 Highland Street).

We will be holding Commencement in the First Baptist Church of Newton on Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m., given the construction that will be occurring on campus (First Baptist is at 848 Beacon Street).

As in previous years, a luncheon will follow Commencement, in Upper Noyes.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Commencement Cover Art
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All students are invited to submit art work for the cover of the 2006 Commencement Program. The theme this year is "Repairing the Breach". The piece should be able to fit into an 8 ½ X 11 cover sheet format and be attractive in purple and white, as the cover is not color.

The Commencement Committtee will accept all admissions until Thursday, March 9. Please bring them to Judy Medeiros in Worcester 105. The decision will be made by the Commencment Committee on Friday, March 10.

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Poor/Working Class Fellowship at ANTS - Weds., Feb. 15
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Tuesday, Feb. 15
8 AM
Dining Hall

Poor/Working Class Fellowship is new to the campus. We will be meeting on Wed. mornings at 8 in the dining hall. We will be determining the direction we want to go in and plan events. Great opportunity to share our experiences, to learn and teach. Hope to see you there.

Contact: Cass Poulos
Email: cpoulos@ants.edu

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Beginning Anew - Wednesday, February 15
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5:00-8:00 p.m.
Berkeley Room

"Beginning Anew: Jewish and Christian Responses to Pregnancy, Birth and Newborns"

Sponsored by Journeys on the Hill

Presenters:
Reverends Elizabeth and Matthew Myer Boulton
Rabbi Dan Judson and Dr. Sandy Falk (Co-auhtors of the Jewsih Pregnancy Book)

Kosher Dinner Provided
For more info, contact Steven Lewis
stevenadamlewis@hotmail.com

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Summer Course 2006
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Summer 2006 Course

INTE 743J-UCC History, Theology, and Polity-Nordbeck/Hempen - June 5-9, 12-16, 2006; 9.30am -2.30pm

* Off-Campus:Geneva Point Center, Center Harbor, NH. For housing call Geneva Point-603-253-4366.

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Green Tip
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Avoid carelessness. Be thoughtful. Turn off all desktop computers and peripheral devices (including monitors and storage media devices) at night and during any prolonged absence such as all-day classes/meetings, weekends or vacation time. Turning off the equipment at night can cut the annual energy costs from $185 to $97 per computer. Contrary to popular belief, turning equipment on and off does not shorten the life span of computers or related equipment.
http://www.nrel.gov/sustainable_nrel/energy_saving.html

From the Ecology Minister, Cristina Cabrera

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Green Thoughts
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"We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive." Albert Einstein

"In our every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." from the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy

For more information, please contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 (cell) or at ccabrera@ants.edu

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Black History Month Book Sale at Trask Library
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In honor of celebrating February as Black History Month, the Trask Library is conducting a book sale of items of black history, theology, sociology, economy and biography. Many of the donated books are from the personal library of recently retired Rev. Virgil Wood of the Pond Street Baptist Church of Providence, Rhode Island. Rev. Wood is a civil rights pioneer who served and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are privileged to have received this collection from Rev. Wood and pleased to be able to offer it to the Andover Newton family. Many of the volumes are signed by the authors in tribute to Rev. Wood. Please stop by throughout the month of February to share in this piece of Black History at Trask Library.

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Community Worship - Weds., Feb. 15, 2006
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1:00 p.m. in the Chapel

Sarah Drummond, Director of Field Education, will lead worship and speak on the following theme:

"A Celebration of Learning Ministry in Context: Field Education, Clinical Pastoral Education, and the Reflective Practice of Ministry"

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Green Speaker Series: "The Struggle Against Environmental Racism in Boston" - Weds., Feb 15
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The Ecology Ministry at ANTS presents the Green Speaker Series 2006

"The Struggle Against Environmental Racism in Boston"
presented by Alternatives for Community and Environment

Penn Loh, Director of Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE), will provide and overview of the severe racial and class disparities in environmental conditions in Massachusetts, with a focus on Boston. He will then present case studies of how communities have successfully fought these inequities, including struggle to clean up dirty diesel exhaust from MBTA buses and a youth campaign to clean up hazardous waste site.

When: Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
from 12noon-1:00pm
Where: The Meeting House at ANTS
Light Lunch will be Served
$5.00 per person for those not on meal plan

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Public Square in the Hill: Economic Inequality and Poverty in the U.S. - Weds., Feb. 15
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February 15, 2006
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." The February 15 program will be "Economic Inequality and Poverty in the U.S." by Prof. Benjamin Valentin. The brief presentations are open to all and at no cost.
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/021506publicsquare.htm

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Book Fest - Faculty Book Signing Party - Feb. 16, 2006
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February 16, 2006
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse
Sponsored by The Academic Dean's Office, the Andover Newton Bookstore
and Massachusetts Bible Society, and the Franklin Trask Library

Come meet the authors at this festive celebration of recent
publications! Our past and present faculty are a busy bunch - come meet
ten faculty members, adjunct faculty and faculty emeriti who have
recently published books.

A complete schedule is online at:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/021606bookfair.htm

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Katherine B. Stuart Lecture: Dr. Darryl Trimiew - Feb. 21
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February 21, 2006
7:30 p.m. in the Peck Room
Dr. Darryl Trimiew, the chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York will speak on "Am I My Brother's Keeper? Business Ethics for the 21st Century".
More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/010106stuart.htm

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