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Friday, September 29, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, September 29, 2006

In this message
- Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton - October 25
- Seeking peace, justice, friendship
- Andover Newton in the News: New blood brings Quincy church back from brink
- In Celebration of Rumi: Poetry, Music and Dance - October 22
- Food Bank
- Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
- Classifieds Bulletin Board Now Available!
- MEETING FOR ALL M.A. STUDENTS - Friday, October 6
- Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night - LOCATION CHANGE
- Connect Tip: File Names in Connect
- SA Meeting - October 3, 2006
- Writing Tutor at Andover Newton

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Historic UCC/UUA Dialogue at Andover Newton - October 25
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October 25, 2006
7:00 p.m.
Noyes Hall

On Wednesday evening October 25th, Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) will host an historic dialogue between the national leaders of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Rev. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the UCC and Rev. William Sinkford, President, of the UUA, will reflect on the historical affinities and divisions between their denominations, and then go on to explore current realities and future possibilities.
More information: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2006/102506ucc-uua.htm

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In the News: Seeking peace, justice, friendship
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Read this news article on the first gay/lesbian multi-faith religious conference by Leanne M. Tigert, Adjunct Faculty at Andover Newton.
For the Concord Monitor:
http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060923/REPOSITORY/60923030 2

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Andover Newton in the News: New blood brings Quincy church back from brink
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Three years ago, Wollaston Congregational Church barely had a congregation. Down to just 25 members, it was on the brink of extinction. Today, thanks in part to a student preacher program it operates in conjunction with Andover Newton Theological School, the 130-year-old church has 75 members. Read article By Diana Schoberg in The Patriot Ledger QUINCY:
http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2006/09/25/news/news04.txt

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In Celebration of Rumi: Poetry, Music and Dance - October 22
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Sunday October 22, 2:00pm
The Meetinghouse at Andover-Newton

Please join us for a special program of worship through traditional Sufi music (live), the dancing of dervishes, and inspiring readings from the work of 13th century Sufi mystic Jelaluddin Rumi, whose poetry is filled with a longing for God the Friend and the Beloved. The programs will close with a traditional Dervish Zikr ceremony.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $7 for seniors and for ANTS students, faculty, and staff. Advance ticket purchase is recommended by October 12th.
For information, contact: 617-277-0036 or ruahspirit@hotmail.com
More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/102106rumi.htm

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Food Bank
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Friends,

We have a small food bank in the student lounge in Studevant, just to the left as you come through the door. I encourage those who are able to make donations of non-parishables through out the year and for those in need to take whatever may help them. This is an important part of our commitment to each other and to keeping our community healthy.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

voice: 617-964-1100 x261
fax: 617-965-3528
aodowd@ants.edu
email: aodowd@ants.edu

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Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
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Your Student Association will be holding elections to fill open offices for the remainder of the 2006-2007 academic year. The elections will be held from October 23rd-26th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

Executive Officers:
-Vice President
-Secretary

Elected Representatives:
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: ElectionProcedures2006.pdf

Letters of intent to run should be emailed to the SA President, Len Hayward, at LHayward@ants.edu. These letters should include a brief paragraph about your involvement on campus and your goals should you be elected.

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, October 13th.
Any questions? Email Len Hayward (LHayward@ants.edu)

Len Hayward
SA President and Chair of the Elections

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Classifieds Bulletin Board Now Available!
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Do you have something for sale like textbooks, bookshelves, desks, a car? Or something you are giving away for free? Or are you needing to get something?

At the request of the Student Association, a Classifieds Bulletin Board has been created on the Campus Life page of ANTS Connect. Any classified ad you post on the bulletin board will remain for 60 days. You can also edit or delete your ad at any time.

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MEETING FOR ALL M.A. STUDENTS - Friday, October 6
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Friday, October 6
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Worcester 303

If you are an M.A. student you are invited to a luncheon meeting, please bring your own sack lunch, drinks will be provided in Worcester 303 from 12 to 1:30. This will be an opportunity to connect with other M.A. students, to ask any questions about the M.A. handbook and to share your interests and foci with one another. This is an optional meeting, but I hope you will try to be there.

Brita Gill-Austern

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Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night - LOCATION CHANGE
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Monday, October 2 9pm in Stoddard Hall

Please note that Film and Television Fellowship Doctor Who night has been
moved to Stoddard Hall October 2nd and 9th

Join us for episode three of the award winning sci-fi series "Doctor Who."
This week the Doctor journeys back in time to 1869, where he joins forces
with Charles Dickens to defeat a gaseous creature raising the dead.

All are welcome!

Contact:

Carol Hayward CHayward@ants.edu
Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu

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Connect Tip: File Names in Connect
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Connect has a problem with files, pages and roles that contain the following characters:

# - Pound sign
& - Ampersand
/ - Slash character

Students, please do not use these characters in your file names, if you plan to share them in Connect.

Instructors, please do not use these characters in files, page names, or roles.

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SA Meeting - October 3, 2006
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Tuesday, October 3rd
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dining Hall

Please submit any agenda items to Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, no later than Sunday, October 1st, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Writing Tutor at Andover Newton
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I welcome EVERY ANTS student, whether or not you think you have a ‘writing problem.’ I believe everyone can become a better writer, and am happy to help you figure out how. So please come see me, and send your friends!

I’m in Worcester 302 every Tuesday 10 to 3, and alternating Thursdays 12-3.

Drop by if you like. To be sure of an appointment, email me: tutor@ants.edu
I can work with you by email, but let’s meet in person first.

And note that I will be missing for a couple weeks in late Oct/early Nov.--so think about coming in soon!

Helen Snively

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu