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Monday, September 25, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, September 25, 2006 - EVENTS THIS WEEK

Giant Fall Book Sale - Sept. 18-30

- Yoga Monday Mornings
- Gas Line Project Begins Monday, Sept. 25

- NO Black Student Fellowship Chapel TODAY
- Community Day is Tuesday - Sept. 26
- Library Open in the Evening - Tuesday, Sept. 26
- Community Day BBQ Dinner - Tuesday, Sept. 26

- Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
- Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - Sept. 27
- Spiritual Journeys - September 27 - Dr. Valerie Dixon
- The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
- Community Worship
- Walk The Labyrinth - WEDS

- UU Worship - Thursdays, Sept. 28
- Thursday Art Night

Friday - Saturday:
- BTI Student Retreat - Sept. 29 - Oct 1

Giant Fall Book Sale - Sept. 18-30
Don't miss Trask Library's Giant Fall Book Sale in the Lower Level of the Library. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 18, and continue through Saturday, September 30. Hundreds of books will be available for purchase including some great new or barely used gems.

Yoga Monday Mornings
8:00 a.m. in the Peck Room

YOGA with Dana Moore, Kripalu Certified Instructor
MTS from Yale Divinity School
Every Monday 8 am in Peck Conference Room
FREE to all students, spouses, staff and faculty (mats available)
Sponsored by Faith Health and Spirituality

Gas Line Project Begins Monday, Sept. 25
The Feeney Brothers will begin tearing up Herrick Road on Monday, September 25 to install a new gas line for the new Wilson Chapel. They will attempt to keep disruption to traffic flow at a minimum, but there may be times in the coming days when the road will have to be blocked. We will keep you informed as the work progresses, and as always, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Building & Grounds

Black Student Fellowship Chapel - NO CHAPEL Tuesday
Tuesday, September 26, there will be no chapel because of Community Day.

Community Day is Tuesday - Sept. 26
Dear Students,

A reminder that Community Day is Tuesday, Sept. 26. We have already had about 60 people sign up. We are still looking for more volunteers to go to the Charles River Conservancy site where the team will be doing pruning, planting, and so forth along the Charles River (team leaders on that site are Prof. Greg Mobley and President Nick Carter). So if you can go, please let me know ASAP! If you've already signed up, we've already assigned you and you should be hearing about that assignment very soon.

FYI, all offices and the library will be closed on Tuesday during the day. Our focus on the hill that day is Community Day. If you cannot go with us, you are welcome to still join us for the opening worship service (9:30 am--on the quad if it's nice, otherwise in the Meeting House). And everyone is invited to the Community Barbecue Tuesday night at 6 pm on the quad. The cafeteria will be closed Tuesday evening so this is your (free) food option, thanks to the Student Association.

Do join us, and sign up as soon as you can. Everyone who goes gets an ANTS t-shirt. It's going to be a terrific day of community service and support.


Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Library Open in the Evening - Tuesday, Sept. 26
The Library will be open from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. on Community Day, Sept. 26

Community Day BBQ Dinner - Tuesday, Sept. 26
Tuesday, September 26th
6:00 PM
On the Quad

The Student Association is hosting a Community Day BBQ Dinner in honor of our volunteers who have participated in the ANTS Community Day community service.

Music by the Lisa Durkee Abbott Band, starring our own Lisa!!

All volunteers, residents, students, faculty, staff, ANTS friends and their families are invited.

See you there!

Contact: Len Hayward

Office Hours at the FHS Center in STurtevant
Tuesdays, 2-4pm.
Come up and visit!

Contact Joy Honen (Steward of the FHS Center) at for more information

Brita Gill-Austern, faculty director of the FHS program and ministries,

Wednesday Morning Meditation - Wednesdays
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
In the Meditation Room (Room 37), Third floor Sturtevant
Every Wednesday morning during the semester there will be a time of morning prayer and meditation led by Brita Gill-Austern. No previous experience in meditation necessary.

Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - 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 session.

The next session will be held:

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

Spiritual Journeys - September 27 - Dr. Valerie Dixon
4:30-5:45 p.m.
at 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. Light refreshments are available.

September 27 Valerie Dixon

The ANTS Community Choir - Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 11:50 - 12:15
In the Meetinghouse
Join us for rehearsal from 11:50am to 12:15pm every Wednesday in the Meetinghouse. All welcome! No singing experience necessary! Most Wednesdays, the song we learn and rehearse will also be the anthem in that day's Community Chapel (1pm in Colby). So come out and support community singing, and let a joyful noise resound from the Hill!
Questions? Contact Professor Matthew Myer Boulton:

Community Worship - Wednesday, Sept. 27
Colby CHapel
1:00 p.m.
Worship leader: Matthew Myer Boulton

Open Labyrinth Walks - WEDS
From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Martha Bays and Theresa Stirling or

UU Worship - THursdays, Sept. 28
Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
in the Meetinghouse

September 28: Carol Hohle - Experiencing Stillness

We hope you will come to this week's service, "Experiencing Stillness". Carol Hohle will be hosting the student-led service that includes song, meditation, reflection and pondering space, and time to share insights, joys and concerns. Come join us and feel the energy of stillness together.

Thursday Art Night - Sept. 28
Open studio every Thursday in the Lower Studio of the
Meetinghouse, 7-10 pm.
Drop in for as long as you can stay.

Featuring Beginners’ Mosaic Technique (all tools and materials supplied) and other easy to learn art forms

Or come and do your own art form in a community of safe, “no rules” artists.

Some supplies provided or bring your own. Free will donation (to provide supplies)
Contact Joy, Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS, with questions. (

BTI Student Retreat - Sept. 29 - Oct 1
The deadline for the following BTI Student Retreat has been extended until Tuesday, September 26, 2006.

"SPIRIT-SCIENCE-NATURE -- A BTI STUDENT RETREAT FOR CREATION CONSCIOUSNESS" will take place from September 29 through October 1, 2006 at Camp Wilmot, New London, NH.

Details are available on-line at:

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