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Thursday, March 30, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, March 30, 2006

NEW
- New Jobs on the Web Site
- BTI Prison Ministry Spring Gathering - April 5, 2006
- IMPORTANT: Final Payment Dates From the Business Office
- Switchboard Position Available
- LAST CHANCE: ANTS Web Site Survey
- Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
- Jonathan Edwards Society - Congratulations to New Members 2006

REVIEW
- Lecture: Dr. Karen Lebacqz - "Justice in Times of Disaster" -
Wednesday, April 5
- Koinonia Preaching Festival Selections
- Awakening the Dreamer Symposium - Saturday, April 1
- The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2
- Help Plan a Seminar for First Year Graduates - April 3

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New Jobs on the Web Site
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Visit the Jobs Board on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/blogs/jobs/index.html

Several new job opportunities were posted this week.

There is a link to the Jobs Board from the ANTS Home page under Student
Quick Links in the right column.

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BTI Prison Ministry Spring Gathering - April 5, 2006
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April 5, 2006
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Peck Room

All students, faculty and staff who are involved in a prison ministry
or are interested in finding out how to become involved are invited to
attend. Come for sharing, support, and to learn about a particular
program of prison ministry called Prison Fellowship with Rev. Renee
Jackson.

Contact: Beth Richeson, BTI Community Restorative Ministry
E-mail: bricheson@ants.edu

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IMPORTANT: Final Payment Dates From the Business Office
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All accounts for 2006 degree candicacy covering all charges must be
paid in full in the Business Office by Monday, April 3, 2006.

Final payments of all accounts of non-graduating students must be
received in the Business Office by Friday, April 21, 2006.

Debbie Craig
Student Billing Coordinator
617-964-1100 x218
dcraig@ants.edu

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Switchboard Position Available
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The Business Office is in need of switchboard coverage Monday - Friday
from 8:30AM through 12:30PM beginning in mid-May. After July 4,
coverage is needed only Monday-Thursday until the end of August. We
would like at least two people for coverage, unless the candidate can
commit to a full 20 hours a week. Please contact Michael Delfino or
Debbie Craig if you know any that may be interested.

Debbie Craig
Student Billing Coordinator
617-964-1100 x218
dcraig@ants.edu

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LAST CHANCE: ANTS Web Site Survey
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Have you completed the Web Site Survey yet? During the month of March,
we invite you to complete an online Web Site Survey. Please tell us
about your experience with our Web site. Your comments will help us to
improve our site design, content and usefulness.

Complete the Web Site Survey:
http://www.ants.edu/websurvey.htm

If you have a great idea and or a "wish list" for an improved Web site,
please contact Karen Brockney at kbrockney@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 ext.
225. We're always looking for new ways to communicate on the Web!

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Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
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Your Student Association will be holding elections for the 2006-2007
academic year from April 24th-27th. We are in need of candidates to
fill the positions. The following positions will be elected:

Executive Officers:
-President
-Vice President
-Treasurer
-Secretary

Elected Representatives:
-Representative to the ANTS Board of Trustees
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections
procedures and position descriptions:
http://ants.edu/community/groups/ElectionsProcedures2006.pdf

Letters of intent to run should be emailed to the SA Vice-President,
April Spencer, at aspencer@ants.edu. These letters should include a
brief paragraph about your involvement on campus and your goals should
you be elected.

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, April 7th.
Any questions? Email April Spencer (aspencer@ants.edu)

April Spencer
SA Vice-President and Chair of the Elections

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Jonathan Edwards Society - Congratulations to New Members 2006
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In order to recognize and encourage students who have shown
intellectual strength, moral character, and promise for leadership, the
faculty elects students to the Jonathan Edwards Society each spring. An
induction ceremony for new members and a dinner will follow the Jonathan
Edwards lecture on Wednesday, April 5, 2006. Those inducted this year
are:

JONATHAN EDWARDS SOCIETY
Class of 2006

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
William C. Goettler
William Houghton
Walter Moczynski
Ute Molitor

MASTER OF DIVINITY
Toni Jean DeLorenzo
Peter Friedrichs
Elizabeth Follum Hoffman
Ellis Oliver Jones
Melissa Kreider
Wing Yee Lee
Mary S. Poole
Judith E. Proctor
Steven Theo Savides
Marguerite Mary Sheehan
Judy Lisa Swahnberg
Christopher Stephen Waldron

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Lecture: Dr. Karen Lebacqz - "Justice in Times of Disaster" -
Wednesday, April 5
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Wednesday, April 5, 2006
5:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

The Jonathan Edwards lecture will be given Wednesday, April 5, in
Stoddard Hall at 5 p.m. The lecture, entitled "Justice in Times of
Disaster", will be delivered by the Rev. Dr. Karen Lebacqz, Robert
Gordon Sproul Professor of Theological Ethics, Emerita, at Pacific
School of Religion, and currently Bioethicist in Residence and Visiting
Professor of Religious Ethics at Yale University.

Dr. Lebacqz is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and
has served on the faculty of the Graduate Theological Union for more
than thirty years. The author of more than eight books and numerous
articles, her interests encompass bioethics, professional ethics,
feminist theory, and theories of justice. Her permanent home is on the
north coast of California, where she does a lot of photography, and also
serves as a chaplain and on the Ethics Committee of Mendocino Coast
District Hospital.

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Koinonia Preaching Festival Selections
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Members of the Community,

During Community Worship on April 5, we will celebrate the gift of
preaching through the Koinonia Preaching Festival. The students who were
selected to participate are Beth Hoffman and Marraine Kettell. Thank you
to ALL the students who participated in the preliminary round last
week.

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Director of Field Education & Assistant Professor of Ministerial
Leadership

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Awakening the Dreamer Symposium - Saturday, April 1
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Saturday, April 1, 2006
8:30am-4:00pm
First Parish Church
349 Boston Post Rd
Weston, MA
Admission: $60 per person w/Lunch included
(deep discounts for students available upon request)
"Bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually
fulfilling and socially just human presence on the planet." This event
is sponsored by First Parish Church in Weston, MA and co-sponsored by
the Ecology Ministry at Andover-Newton Theological School. For more
information, please contact the Ecology Ministry at ccabrera@ants.edu OR
visit directly www.pachamama.org / e-mail
journeys@firstparishweston.org.

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The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2
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Lecture and Book Signing with Ellen Bernstein

Sunday, April 2, 2006
7:00 p.m.
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

Join us for an evening with Ellen Bernstein, critically acclaimed
author of The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology ( Pilgrim Press,
2005) as she bridges the gap between science and religion through a
personal meditation on Genesis.

Free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
To reserve your seat, please visit hebrewcollege.edu/bernstein.

This event is cosponsored by Hebrew College and Andover Newton
Theological School.

More info:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/040206bernstein.pdf

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Help Plan a Seminar for First Year Graduates - April 3
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Monday, April 3
5:00 p.m. in the Small Dining Room

As part of the expanding distance learning program at ANTS we'll be
offering a free seminar for first-year graduates next year. Current
plans are for us to be on-line one week a month with topics of interest
and concern to those entering a new ministry. It will be a great way to
stay connected with friends and the Hill, as well explore some issues of
emerging importance for your ministry.

Jeff Jones, Director of Distance Learning and coordinator of the
seminar, would like to meet with seniors who are interested in
discussing both the format and topics. He's reserved the small dining
beginning at 5:00 on Monday, April 3.

If you'd like to join in this discussion please e-mail him at
jjones@ants.edu to let him know you're coming. All students who are
graduating in May are invited.

Thanks,
Jeff

Jeff Jones
Director of Distance Learning\

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