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Friday, September 15, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, September 15, 2006

- Computer Lab Closed For Training - Sept. 19 and 20
- FYI - Entrance Blocked
- Cafeteria
- Field Education
- Transitions
- UCC Fellowship Announcement
- Orlando E. Costas Program Lecture: Dr. Maria Teresa Davila - Oct. 10
- Meeting the Spirit Within and Among Us - Starts Sept. 21
- Engaging Nonviolence: Skill Building for the Beloved Community - Nov.
10, 11, 12

- Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - DATE
- Hebrew College & ANTS Celebrate Constitution Day - Monday, Sept. 18
- FILM AND TV FELLOWSHIP - Doctor Who Night - Sept, 18
- BTI Student Retreat - Sept. 29 - October 1

Computer Lab Closed For Training - Sept. 19 and 20
The Student Computer Lab will be closed for faculty training next week
on the following days/times:

Tuesday, Sept. 19
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 20
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Karen Brockney

FYI - Entrance Blocked
The glass door at the bottom of the wheelchair lift between Stoddard
and Davis will be closed until further notice.

Building & Grounds

If you need to be in touch with Liz in Food Services, please contact
her at ext 303. The computer in the cafeteria is not working......

Field Education
The small group lists for Field Ed Integrative Seminar are posted
outside Worcester 210. You may also call Debbie Craig at ext 316 for
your group assignment.

Our Faculty Assistant, Ann Jeschke, has decided to resign her position
here at Andover Newton. We wish her well as she seeks new opportunities

We will immediately begin a search for a new assistant. In the
meanwhile, if you have any project which you would have brought to Ann,
please see David in the Dean's Office. He will work with other members
of the Dean's Team to ensure a smooth transition.

William R. Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs

UCC Fellowship Announcement
Greetings from the UCC Fellowship at ANTS

Meeting Announcement

We have had a wonderful response so far in support of the UCC
Fellowship at ANTS! Several people have come forward to volunteer as
small group facilitators and thirty of you have indicated an interest
in receiving fellowship news by e-mail!

We anticipate that small discussion groups will begin meeting during
the week of September 24, rather than the earlier date some of you have
seen in the brochure.

Students who wish to be included in e-mail announcements about UCC
Fellowship meetings and events should send an email to Cindy at so she can add to the group list. Kindly write
"UCC" in the subject heading.

Please include the following information:
Name, Program and, if you are planning to graduate next May

Student volunteers are still needed to facilitate small discussion
groups for one hour, three times during the semester. We will provide
an agenda, list of discussion topics, web resources and an activity in
advance of each meeting. To volunteer or to request more information,
e-mail Cindy and write "facilitator" in the subject heading. New
students are strongly encouraged to volunteer!


Cindy Stasko and Char Corbett, Co-moderators and Dean Edward
LeFrancois, Treasurer

Orlando E. Costas Program Lecture: Dr. Maria Teresa Davila - Oct. 10
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Peck Conference Room

Dr. Maria Teresa Davila, Ph.D., Boston College will speak on "Latino/a
Ethics and U.S. Civil Society: Notes on Shaping Christian Moral
Identity for Dialogue and Change."

The lecture event is free, and all are invited. Refreshments and snacks
will be offered.

Meeting the Spirit Within and Among Us - Starts Sept. 21
A Group Spiritual Direction Experience for UU Seminarians
Six 2 hour sessions. Group size limited to 8 participants.

Andover Newton Theological School, Sturtevant Hall:Center for FHS,Third
floor, room 32
Thursdays: 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 10 AM - Noon


Harvard Divinity School (location to be announced)
Thursdays: 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 10 AM - Noon

Cost for 6 sessions: Sliding Scale: $40 - $80

This is a unique opportunity to explore your own spiritual life and to
learn more about accompanying others on their spiritual journeys. The
group is appropriate for theists and non-theists. Following the
tradition of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, as well as Buddhist
practices, the groups will focus on self-discovery as a path to
noticing and responding to the life-giving energy called "God." Our
journey together will consider and explore what is Real and open
ourselves to embracing Mystery.

Directed by The Rev. Jade Angelica, certified spiritual director,
Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Rev. Angelica received her
MDiv from HDS in 1992, is a UU Community Minister and is currently
enrolled in the DMin program for Faith Health and Spirituality at

To register for the group, please contact Rev. Angelica (781-648-1525
or Financial assistance is available if needed.

Engaging Nonviolence: Skill Building for the Beloved Community - Nov.
10, 11, 12
Weekend Workshop
Offered by Andover Newton Theological School
and Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service

Save the dates!

November 10,11,12, 2006

Friday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Optional evening programs

This Engaging Nonviolence workshop explores the power of creative,
spiritually grounded nonviolence principles and practices for the
purpose of personal and social transformation. It is a program for both
those who are beginning to explore nonviolence as a tool for building
beloved community, and those who are already living nonviolence and
wish to build capacity and ground their nonviolence practice and vision
more deeply with others.

Official registration begins in September through Andover Newton
Theological School. To be included in future mailings and reserve a
place, please contact L.R. Berger at Pace e Bene via or 603-496-1056.

Sponsored by Faith, Health, and Spirituality and The Peace Fellowship
More information:

Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - DATE CORRECTION
- Sept. 27
Returning students borrowing Stafford Loans are required to attend a
mandatory student loan information session. Students not attending
will not receive their spring loan payment until they attend a

The next session will be held:

Wednesday, September 27 from 12:15 until 1:00 in the Peck Room

Hebrew College & ANTS Celebrate Constitution Day - Monday, Sept. 18
Monday, September 18 is Constitution Day!

The United States celebrates Constitution Day this Monday, September
18th to increase the awareness of Americans about our Constitution.
As a school receiving federal funds, ANTS is required to help celebrate
this day. As a public school, Hebrew College is also asked to
participate in the celebration. This year Hebrew College has invited
us to join them in a celebration of Constitution Day.

This Monday at 2 pm, General Colin Powell will lead a nationwide
recitation of the Preamble, aired live from Washington D. C. The
presentation will take for 7 - 10 minutes. This year's recitation will
be dedicated to and honor members of the military around the world.

Please join us for this program. We will air this presentation LIVE in
Berenson Hall at Hebrew College (if you go into the main entrance and
down the stairs you will see Berenson Hall). Please arrive by 1:55 pm.

In honor of the Jewish presence in America, amply provided for by the
Constitution, the Library at Hebrew College has prepared a list of
books relating to Jews in America. Since last week, the library has
showcased these books; selected titles will be on display in Berenson
Hall from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. and in the library for the month of
September. Please check them out if interested!

Material regarding the American government, Constitution, and Jews in
America will also be available to browse or take with you.

Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students at ANTS
Miriam Leah Droz, Hebrew College Library

FILM AND TV FELLOWSHIP - Doctor Who Night - Sept, 18
Sept. 18 at 9:00 p.m.

The Film and TV Fellowship will be continuing our screenings of the
sci-fi show Doctor Who semester, beginning this Monday at 9pm. We will
be kicking off the semester with the premiere of the much acclaimed new
series which began last year. For fans of science fiction, Doctor Who
is a series that cannot be missed! This British institution, which
began its run in 1963, has been the recipient of countless awards,
including this year's Hugo award for best science fiction. Doctor Who is
a poignant, witty, and exciting adventure for all.

Watch for other Film and TV events coming soon, and please join us on
ANTS Connect for the latest updates and announcements.

Contacts: Jason Bachand
Carol Hayward:

BTI Student Retreat - Sept. 29 - October 1
A BTI Student Retreat for Creation Consciousness
Friday-Sunday: 29 September - 1 October
Camp Wilmot (2 hour drive: near New London, New Hampshire)

Begin the school year with an engaged spiritual journey focused on
caring for the commons and the common good, as you engage nature in a
new way with Professor John Hart (Boston University School of
Theology), Rodney Petersen (BTI Director), and Rob Mark (Camp Wilmot
Director and BU graduate) - and a crew of students from the BTI

Cost $55.00 (payable to the BTI) for two nights lodging in rustic
cabin; 5 meals included, with complimentary copy of Sacramental
Commons. Participants should bring warm clothes, sleeping bag,
flashlight, and rucksack with personal items. Additional information
will be available upon registration.

Persons intending to join us in this BTI Retreat should make
application to the BTI
Office (210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459): 617-527-4880; no later than Friday, 22 September

Plan to attend now - We are limited in the number of persons who can be
involved in this event!

More information:

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