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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, June 20, 2006

In this message
- Temporary Housing Coordinator
- World Cup Final Pot Luck Party!!! - July 9
- A Festival of Hymns: Unlocking the Mysteries - June 25
- Crazy Faith: A Festival of Biblical Stories - June 27
- Evangelical Fellowship Meeting - June 21
- Student Computer Lab Closed - Thursday, June 22
- Library Catalog Down - June 19-25

Temporary Housing Coordinator
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Jennifer Shaw has agreed to serve as the Interim Housing Coordinator while we conduct a search to replace Pilar Rodriguez. A Special Student at ANTS, Jennifer brings over ten years' experience in a wide range of executive support duties to the position. I hope you will make a point of dropping by and welcoming Jennifer as she learns this new position.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

World Cup Final Pot Luck Party!!! - July 9
July 9, 2006
2:30 P.M.

If you are a Football (Soccer to we Americans) fan or are just a World Cup watcher or don't care for it, but won't pass up a chance for a party with food, then have we got a plan for you.


We will be projecting the Final game on the big screen in the Student Lounge, in High Definition! The party starts at 2:30 PM, the game at 2:55 PM.

Bring something to share; this includes food, friends and family. Our party is for students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends of ANTS, friends of friends of ANTS...

See you there!

Sponsored by the Student Association.

Contact: Len Hayward

A Festival of Hymns: Unlocking the Mysteries - June 25
with Professor Del Case

The Meetinghouse
Sunday evening, June 25, 2006
7:30 - 9:15 p.m.

In conjunction with the Summer Institute for Worship and the Arts, we are delighted to invite you to participate in this free-standing public event, a hymn sing with composer, conductor, and professor of music, Dr. Del Case. Registration at the door; $10 fee, or $15 for this and the Tuesday evening event, "Crazy Faith: A Festival of Biblical Storytelling," with Rev. Susan Smith. For further information about these events, please contact the program administrator, Ms. Erica Baron, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.

Lifting our voices together to God is one of the most joyous but also mysterious experiences of the Christian life. When we sing as a community, the great songs of the Christian tradition become something more powerful than the sum of their words and music. While most of us can articulate why the words of a particular song are meaningful for us, we are often at a loss when we try to explain exactly what the music contributes to our worship experience. Through lecture, discussion, and of course singing, participants in this evening workshop will begin to unlock the mysteries of great hymns by learning how to hear, appreciate, and explain the interaction of language and music. No musical experience is necessary; just bring your singing voice!

Delvyn Case, assistant professor of music at Eastern Nazarene College, is a composer, conductor, pianist, educator and scholar. He has presented workshops and lectures on music and Christianity at Harvard Divinity School, Andover Newton Theological School, and Philadelphia Biblical University, among others. He conducts both the Eastern Nazarene College Choral Union, which recently performed Mozart's Requiem with the Kalistos Chamber Orchestra, as well as the 50-member ENC Gospel Choir, which has performed at the Hynes Convention Center and Bank of America Pavilion.

Crazy Faith: A Festival of Biblical Stories - June 27
with Susan Smith
Tuesday, June 27, 7:30-9p.m.

Why be ordinary? The biblical stories are anything but * ordinary: full of wild happenings, some terrible and others wonderful. To guide us in entering this strange and marvelous world, this session explores the power and promise of stories from the Bible. As a preview of her forthcoming book, Crazy Faith, Susan Smith will engage us in the drama of scriptural narratives, helping us to glean from them the power they hold and apply their lessons "from of old" to our present day lives and challenges.

Hold onto your hats, and be ready to leave your seats: this will be an "event" you will not want to miss!


Grad Photos Discount Until June 22
Hi Everyone,

Apparently our Commencement photographer is offering a discount to anyone who places an order by June 22. This is FYI. As a reminder, to see the photos please follow his instructions below.

Hope your summers are going well,


Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Order infromation:

Go to: and enter in "Andover Newton" in the search for
event field.

You will need to enter their name in the guest book, but then you
will have access to view and purchase images. There are 303 images
posted on the site. They are organized in four categories.

Evangelical Fellowship Meeting - June 21
Wednesday, June 21
7:00 p.m. in Sturtevant Lounge

Dear brothers and sisters,

The next meeting of the Evangelical Fellowship will be this Wednesday, June 21 at 7pm in Sturtevant Lounge (note the day change). We will be continuing our prayerful study of Isaiah and finalizing the fellowship covenant (copies of the current draft will be provided to attendees). Please join us if you are able.

Many thanks to those who have written with their suggestions for the covenant. Based on the very positive responses we've received from everyone involved it looks like next year is shaping up to be a fruitful and Spirit-filled walk with Christ for us all.

Grace and peace to you in Jesus' name,

Jason Bachand
Irvin Morgan

Student Computer Lab Closed - Thursday, June 22
Thursday, June 22
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Student Computer Lab will be closed on Thursday, June 22 while training for E-learning Instructors is in progress.

Library Catalog Down - June 19-25
The Library catalog (including the web catalog) will be down June 19-25 for upgrades and routine maintenance.
The work should be completed by June 26; but call or check web site then for catalog status.

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