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Thursday, April 20, 2006

ANTS Student E- News - Friday, April 20, 2006

- Vote! Student Association Elections
- Joanne Giannino Wins Skinner Sermon Award
- Summer Registration EXTENDED
- Being the Change We Want to See - Conversations, April 24 - 28
- Sacred Circle Dance - Monday, April 24
- UCC Search and Call COnversation for Tuesday, April 25 - POSTPONED
- Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor - April 27, 2006
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesday, April 25

- EARTH WEEK - April 17 - 23
- "Sweet the Sound" Concert in Harvard's Memorial Church - April 21
- AGAPE Community Pot Luck Dinner
- Student Computer Lab CLOSED on April 24

Vote! Student Association Elections
Monday, April 24 - Thursday, April 27
Voting for the 2006-2007 Student Association Elections will take place
online in Blackboard beginning on Monday, April 24th at 7:30 a.m.
through Thursday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m.

Read voting instructions:

Joanne Giannino Wins Skinner Sermon Award
Congratulations to ANTS student Joanne Giannino on winning the Skinner
Sermon Award which is presented annually to the preacher of the sermon
best expressing Unitarian Universalism's social principles.

The Skinner Sermon Award honors the late dean of the Tufts College
School of Religion in Medford, MA. Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1881,
Clarence Skinner was a major voice of prophetic religious liberalism.

The award was open to any Unitarian Universalist layperson, religious
educator, or minister, and was established to stimulate preaching
concerned with the social implications of religion-particularly needed
in this period of history. Criteria employed in judging the sermons
include: grasp of the subject, religious depth, originality, conviction,
and understanding of other perspectives. These qualities are also
considered: prophecy and timeliness, courage, personal involvement,
strong argument, orientation to action, and inspiration.

More information:

Summer Registration EXTENDED
The registration for Summer Session courses period has been extended
until Friday, April 28.

Registration and payment forms available at the Registrar office

Nayda Aguila, Registrar

Being the Change We Want to See - Conversations, April 24 - 28
Over the past few weeks a small group of students has been discussing
the issues of our institutional culture or the "unwritten curriculum"
here on campus. This impromptu conversation has raised many questions
about who we are and how we are seeking to Build the Beloved Community.
Because we are aware that there are several other impromptu
conversations within the student population addressing this same issue,
we would like to open the conversation to the entire student body. We
do this in the hope that we can not only find the broken places, but
begin repairing the breach in order to truly live into the vision of
being the place where the "pioneering leadership that is necessary to
transform communities of faith in the 21st century" (ANTS Strategic
Plan) is formed.

Each day during the week of April 24th there will be an opportunity for
the students to be in dialogue with one another about the "unwritten
curriculum". By using a set of focusing questions we will begin
defining our current situation and dreaming our ideal situation. We
will then be asking participants to name what helps or hinders our
movement from where we are to where we want to be. At the end of the
week we hope to have as broad a picture as possible which will then
guide us in determining what comes next.

For now, this will be a student only conversation. The hope is that we
can create safe space for all students who want to be heard.

Meeting Location and Times: Upper Noyes

Monday dinner 5-6PM
Tuesday through Friday lunch 12-1PM

Anyone who can't make it to one of these meetings is encouraged to
submit materials via email to Erica Baron at

Focusing Questions for the Meetings:

-In relationship to being a student here at ANTS

-What is your current situation?

-What is your ideal situation?

-What factors work against your ideal situation?

-What factors work for your ideal situation?

Facilitators at the meetings:

Erica Baron, Stephanie Haskins, Lisa Kemper, Robin Lunn, and Dawn

So, please participate in whatever way you can. There will be an
opportunity each day for face to face dialogue as well as the option to
send an email response to the questions posed. It is only in our united
willingness to participate that we can Build the Beloved Community. Let
us all Be the Change We Want to See.

Sacred Circle Dance - Monday, April 24
7:00 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

More information:

UCC Search and Call COnversation for Tuesday, April 25 - POSTPONED
The conversation scheduled for next Tuesday, April 25, from 9:30 to
11:00 on UCC Search and Call for gay and lesbian candidates is being
postponed to a later date.

Entering a Congregation: Thriving as a New Pastor - April 27, 2006
Thursday, April. 27, 2006
9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with a break for lunch)

-The Pastoral Life as a Good Life
-Pastoral Authority in the United Church of Christ
-Developing Healthy Habits and Practices of Ministry

Leaders: New Clergy Group Facilitators and Newly Ordained Pastors in
Massachusetts Conference, UCC, and Christina Braudaway-Bauman
Associate for New Clergy Development

More information and registration:

Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesday, April 25
1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel

Wing Yee Lee will be preaching in Black Student Felowship Chapel.

Journeys on the Hill - YOM HASHOAH Events - April 24 and 25

Film: "Hiding and Seeking:Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust"
Monday, April 24, 2006
5:00 p.m. Dinner
5:45 p.m. Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker, Menachem Daum
in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

Memorial Service: Prayer Song and Silence
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

EARTH WEEK - April 17 - 23
View calendar online:

TOMORROW: Friday, April 21:
1:30-1:50pm Blessing of Gardens behind Fuller/Kendall
6:30-10:00pm Agape Dinner & Movie Night:
The Day After Tomorrow (a movie dealing w/Climate
6:00pm Spring Cleaning Ends (Mon 4/17-Fri 4/21)

Saturday, April 22
10am Spring Cleaning Pick-up
9:00-5:00pm Sturtevant Extreme Makeover

"Sweet the Sound" Concert in Harvard's Memorial Church - April 21
ANTS Professor Matthew Myer Boulton's "American roots sacred music"
ensemble -- featuring Burns Stanfield! -- will be performing at
Harvard's Memorial Church (Harvard Yard) on Friday, April 21, at 7:30pm.
The performance is free; donations to the Memorial Church's community
grants fund will be kindly accepted.

Come out and sing the old, old songs!

AGAPE Community Pot Luck Dinner

April 21st
Sturtevant Hall

Co-Sponsored by
The Ecology Ministry & The Men's Fellowship

Following the Agape:
Film & Television Fellowship & Ecology Ministry Presents

"The Day After Tomorrow"
The Movie


Saturday April 22nd 2006
10am - 4pm
Sturtevant Lounge

"It will be Fantastic" - Rose Tyler

"We will be transformed" - Paul Tarsus

Come one; Come all with people and resources. Come to Sturtevant; help
transform our space into someplace we can all enjoy more!

Sponsored in part by: The Men's Fellowship, the Ecology Ministry, the
United Church of Christ Fellowship, the United Methodist Fellowship, and
the Film & Television Fellowship

Another project brought to you to help the Andover Newton Theological
School Campus and its environment during: Earth Week 2006

For More Information contact: Jason Alspaugh

Student Computer Lab CLOSED on April 24
The Student Computer Lab will be closed from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on
Monday, April 24.
On that day, Faculty members will be in training - learning about our
new ANTS Connect! e-learning system.
The ANTS community will use ANTS COnnect! next fall to access online

Stay tuned for more information about ANTS Connect! soon.

Karen Brockney
Director of E-Communications

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