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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, August 29, 2006

- Welcome BBQ for Mary Herzog - TOMORROW - August 30
- Community Box Lunch Picnic - Sept. 13 - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
- Extended Bookstore Hours

- Student Volunteers Needed for Orientation

Welcome BBQ for Mary Herzog - TOMORROW - August 30
August 30, 2006

Please join us for a welcome BBQ for Mary Herzog, Dean Bill's wife, and a House Blessing for both, this Wednesday, 8/30, at Noon. We will gather on the Quad and then go to the Herzog's home for the Blessing. Then, it's back to the Quad for the BBQ.

The Student Association will provide grillable proteins and drinks. We are asking people to bring a side dish or dessert (brownies and chocolate chip cookies are always popular) to share. We will also have Bocce and other games.

See you there!

Len Hayward

Community Box Lunch Picnic - Sept. 13 - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Sept. 13, 2006
12:00 p.m.
On the Quad

All new and returning ANTS students and other members of the ANTS
community are invited to a Box Lunch Picnic on the Quad on Wednesday,
September 13 2005 at 12:00 p.m., prior to Opening Convocation.

The picnic is free, but advance reservations are required from everyone
(including students on the meal plan). If you plan to attend, please
RSVP to Kerri Saucier in the Development Office at
She needs to hear from you no later than Tuesday, September 5.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Extended Bookstore Hours
The bookstore is offering extended bookstore hours starting next week and the week following to assist students in getting off to a good start.

Closed Monday, September 4, Labor Day.
Tuesday-Thursday, 10 am -6 pm.
Friday, September 8/Orientation Day #1: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday, September 9/Orientation Day #2: 10 am - 4 pm.

Monday, September 11 (classes begin) through Friday, September 15 early opening each day at 8 am.

Student Volunteers Needed for Orientation
The Student Association is helping with the New Student Orientation on Friday, Sept. 8th, and Saturday, Sept. 9th. We are in need of volunteers during both days.

All volunteers will get:
-The new SA T-Shirt to wear during Orientation
- Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner both days
- Gas money to help with your travel expenses.

We need volunteers to help with:


8:00 - 8:45 am = Welcome
Greet the new students and help them to feel at home. Answer any questions they may have about Orientation, ANTS, faculty and administration, parking, restrooms, number of carbs in the muffins*

8:15 - 8:45 am = Campus Tour
Help show where to find the Classrooms, Bookstore, Cafeteria, Dean of Students' office, President's office, Meeting House, Colby Chapel, Berkeley Lounge, the tunnel between Noyes and Davis*

2:30 - 3:30 pm = SA sponsored Break
Help with the refreshments. Chat with the new students and answer any questions.

6:00 pm = Dinner / SA Town Meeting
As part of the SA Town Meeting, hand out the new SA T-Shirts to the new students.

After Town Meeting to Whenever = SA sponsored "Unwind Time" / Game Time
Help with the refreshments. Chat with the new students and answer any questions. Bring your favorite indoor or outdoor game to play after dinner.


8:30 - 9:00 am = Welcome / Continental Breakfast
Say good morning to everyone. Chat with them and make them feel at home.

9:00 - 10:00 am = Concurrent Sessions

1) International Students Discussion: Give some insight and help to international students.

2) Seminary and Parenting: Give tips and sympathy to parents who are also students.

3) Life as an ANTS Commuter: Tell what life is like as a commuter. What can be expected for traffic, parking, how to find resources near home*

4) Being a Spouse/Partner of an ANTS Student: Tips on how to help your student survive seminary, tips on how students can help their spouses/partners survive seminary.

5) Walk around Crystal Lake: Show a great place nearby to escape to.

10:00 - 10:30 am = Coffee
Help with the refreshments.

10:30 - 11:30 am = Student Life Panel
Participate in a discussion on how students can make the most of their time at ANTS and how to navigate the theological terrain. Talk about the different faith traditions represented at ANTS and how we work toward understanding and celebration of our differences.

3:15 - 4:15 pm = Discover Newton Centre
Lead a tour of Newton Centre showing the favorite places (that neat restaurant down the 3-foot wide alley) and the everyday-but-needed places (pharmacies, banks, Green Line T stop, Starbucks).

After the Cookout to Whenever = Outdoor Games
Bring your favorite outdoor game or indoor game, if it rains.

If you are interested in helping, please contact Len Hayward, SA President ( as soon as possible.

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