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Friday, April 21, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, April 21, 2006

In this message:

- Vote! Student Association Elections
- Summer Registration EXTENDED
- Being the Change We Want to See - Conversations
- Sacred Circle Dance
- UCC Search and Call COnversation for Tuesday, April 25 - POSTPONED
- Journeys on the Hill - YOM HASHOAH Events
- Student Computer Lab CLOSED on April 24
- Spiritual Journeys With Greg Mobley
- Worship, Theology and the Arts Celebration/Reception
- Prom 2006: A Hawaiian Lu'au!
- New Jobs on the Web Site
- Labyrinth Wellness Walks

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:

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.

Journeys on the Hill - YOM HASHOAH Events - April 24 and 25
Journeys on the Hill (ANTS-HC inter-religious student fellowship)
would like to bring to your attention to three very special programs
devoted to Holocaust Remembrance Day (see below). Holocaust
Remembrance Day (also known by its Hebrew name "Yom Ha'shoah") begins
this Monday night and continues through Tuesday night (4/24-25).

We invite all ANTS students and faculty to join in these events.
Please mark your calendars. We hope you will join us.

MaryHelen Gunn (Andover Newton)
Chaim Koritzinsky (Hebrew College)
Alyson Solomon (Hebrew College)
P.S. To learn more about Holocaust Remembrance Day, you can look at

"Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust"
Monday, April 24
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College
Free, kosher dinner
The film tracks the emotional journey taken by Menachem Daum, his
wife, and their two adult sons back to Poland to try and find the
Polish family that hid and saved Menachem's in-laws during the War.
We also have the privilege of welcoming Menachem (the writer,
director, and film subject) who will be traveling from New York City
to join us for the film and discussion.

See PBS website for more info: (or see the short
synopsis pasted below)*

Questions: Contact Chaim Koritzinsky at or
MaryHelen Gunn at

Tuesday, April 25 1:30-2:30pm
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College
Andover Newton students and faculty cordially welcome
Questions? Contact Alyson Solomon at

Tuesday, April 25 6:00pm - 10:00pm, with a 15 minute intermission
Sturtevant Lounge at Andover Newton
The Film and Television Fellowship of Andover-Newton invites you to
join us for a screening of "Schindler's List" on Yom Ha'Shoah,
Holocaust Remembrance Day. This Academy award-winning film by Steven
Spielberg is haunting, heartbreaking, and unforgettable. Please note
that this film contains graphic violence and is unsuitable for
Six minutes of silent prayer and reflection will follow the film.
Questions? Contact: Jason Bachand

"Hiding and Seeking" tells the story of a Jewish father who tries to
alert his adult sons to the dangers posed by defenders of the faith
who preach intolerance of the "other" and who feel compelled to create
impenetrable barriers between "us" and "them."

To broaden their views he takes them on a highly charged emotional
journey to Poland. To his sons, like many offspring of Polish
Holocaust survivors, this is a country that will always be associated
with anti-Semitism. It is here that he introduces his sons to Poles
who personify the highest levels of exemplary behavior.

The highlight of their journey comes when they track down the Polish
farm family who risked their lives to hide the sons' grandfather for
more than two years during the Holocaust. This encounter and its
aftermath lead the sons to at least consider their father's viewpoint
more seriously.

In the course of telling its compelling and dramatic story, "Hiding
and Seeking" explores the Holocaust's effect on faith in God as well
as its impact on faith in our fellow human beings. Filmed in
Jerusalem, Brooklyn and Poland, the film focuses on the filmmaker's
attempt to heal the wounds of the past by stopping the transmission of
hatred from generation to generation.

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

Spiritual Journeys With Greg Mobley - Tuesday, April 25
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. in the President's Home

Six times a year, the President hosts "Spiritual Journeys" in his home.
These informed and intimate gatherings feature a member of the Andover
Newton faculty who shares his or her personal spiritual journey.

Worship, Theology and the Arts Celebration/Reception - April 25, 2006
Tuesday, April 25
5-6 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

The Community is invited to the Worship, Theology and the Arts
recognition of graduates (MATA and WOTA renewal area) and The ANTS
Community Art Show reception on Tuesday April 25, 5-6pm in the
Meetinghouse. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Judy Medeiros
with questions ( or 617-964-1100, ext. 228)

Prom 2006: A Hawaiian Lu'au! - April 26
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Upper Noyes

Come dance the night away during this year's Hawaiian Lu'au Prom. The
tropical event will occur on Wednesday April 26th from 8:00 - 11:00 pm
in Upper Noyes. If the weather permits we'll also spend time in the
quad! Dress as you are or come in spirit wearing your favorite
Hawaiian/tropical clothes and accessories! All members of the ANTS
community (and their friends and families) are welcome to attend!

New Jobs on the Web Site
Visit the Jobs Board on the ANTS web site at:

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.

Labyrinth Wellness Walks
Tuesday, April 25 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 3 2-6 p.m.
The Meetinghouse

Are you stressed by exams and papers?
Are you feeling disconnected?
Do you have a place in your life that needs healing?

Come journey to wellness by walking the labyrinth. Even if you have
never walked a labyrinth before, we will be glad to get you started on
this healing path of prayer. Questions? Contact Martha Bays at

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