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Monday, September 25, 2006

ANTS Student E-News Monday September 25, 2006

In this message:


- New Employee Welcome
- Workshop on Chronic Illness and Spirituality
- Why Veterans Join the Seminary?
- A-C and Farwell Have New Locks!
- Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night


-SA Meeting - October 3, 2006
-Health Insurance Information
-Community Day is Tuesday
-Library Open in the Evening
-BTI Student Retreat
-Community Day BBQ Dinne
-The Church Embodied
-Mandala Meditation Group
-Theologians Under Hitler
-CPE Fair
-UU Worship
-Thursday Art Night

New Employee Welcome

It gives me great pleasure to announce Peter Gibson as our new Accountant-Receivable and Student Accounts person. Please stop by the Business Office to welcome and introduce yourself to our new staff member.
Thank you

Michael P. Delfino
617-964-1100 Ext 284

Workshop on Chronic Illness and Spirituality - Oct. 13
Led by Leo J. Shea and Judith G. Leventhal

Friday, October 13, 9 AM to 5:30 PM

presented by the
1773 Beacon Street in Brookline, MA 02445

This workshop will define the types of chronic illnesses and their effects on cognitive, emotional behavioral, financial, academic and interpersonal functioning. Family and community issues will be discussed with “spirituality” being the saving balm. Final discussion will focus on the important legal, insurance, academic and professional issues and “accommodations” for those struggling with chronic illnesses.

Leo J. Shea III, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Judith G. Leventhal, Ph.D., Clinical Instructor, New York University School of Medicine.

Fee: $145. Advance registration required. Begins promptly at 9 AM. There will be a one-hour lunch break between 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Bring your own lunch or visit a local eatery. Hot and cold beverages will be provided.
Mail registration to: RUAH, 1773 Beacon Stree

Why Veterans Join the Seminary?
Helping others and
finding our voices as veterans...

The office of Social Ministry at Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is currently interested in establishing a network of veterans who are enrolled as seminarians into the schools of the Boston Theological Institute. We are interested in initiating this fellowship as to explore why veterans join the seminary, and how the veterans can incorporate their experiences into their future ministry. Veterans from all branches of service are welcome.

If anyone is interested, please contact Jason Dickey at the Office of Social Ministry at 617.850.1240 or at (If contacting by email, please copy your note to

A-C and Farwell Have New Locks!

This past spring and summer all the locks in Farwell and Appleton Chase Halls were changed. We made these changes in response to residents' concerns about security and safety. What this means practically is that those of you with an EX-1 key will no longer be able to enter those buildings with your keys. Please be sure and call ahead to have the person you're visiting ready to let you in.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Film and Tv Fellowship Doctor Who Night
Tonight, 9pm Sturtevant Lounge

Come watch the second exciting episode of Doctor Who with the Film and TV Fellowship on the big screen!

All are welcome.


Jason Bachand
Carol Hayward


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

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

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward

Health Insurance Information
Several of you covered by our student health insurance provider have asked about policy numbers and ID numbers. The Business Office should have this information by Monday. You should have the physical membership cards by the first week of October at the latest. Questions about the health insurance company should be addressed to Michael Delfino in the Business Office.

There have been some delays setting up coverage with the new health insurance company. We all regret the delay, but hope that this company will provide better coverage for you all.

Thank you for your patience,

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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

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

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 schools!

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;

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

More information:

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

October 1
1:00 p.m.
Old South Church, Copley Square, Boston

You are invited to participate in a joyful commemoration of City Mission Society’s 190 years of service to the Greater Boston community on Sunday October 1st. We will gather at Old South Church in Boston’s Copley Square at 3:00 p.m. to hear keynote speaker, Reverend Liz Walker, Executive Producer and Host of Sunday with Liz Walker on CBS4, and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School.

The afternoon will be filled with live music, spirited preaching, creative worship, and great food!

Founded by Boston’s Congregational churches, City Mission Society is the oldest multi-service agency in New England. We continue to minister to the Boston community today through creative programming that addresses residents’ needs, including: crisis intervention, youth enrichment activities, criminal justice and prison ministry, and service projects for urban and suburban youth and adults.

City Mission Society also holds its annual Christmas Shop program in partnership with area UCC churches.

Please celebrate this joyful and historical occasion with us, and share this information with others so that they can join in our celebration.

For additional information, please visit our website: or contact Rev. June R. Cooper, Executive Director of City Mission Society at (617) 742-6830 x202 or

The Church Embodied - October 2-5
Interplay Workshop with Randy Newswanger & Robin Lunn
Have you imagined Christian worship that is fully embodied, that can truly integrate body, mind, heart and spirit, that can incorporate the wisdom and participation of the entire community?
More info:

Mandala Meditation Group - Tuesdays in OCtober
Tuesdays, 6-8pm, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
FHS Center: Third Floor Sturtevant, Room 31

Presented by the FHS Visual Arts Ministry
Facilitated by Joy Honen (Resident Teaching Artist)

Come explore the healing and integrative nature of mandala creation. Mandala, which means “circle” or “sacred wholeness” in the Sanskrit language, is a circular creation that can be drawn, painted, collaged or even danced. Mandala art has been used in nearly every place and time in the history of the world as a means of personal growth, spiritual transformation, healing and as a way to connect to earth’s energy and the wisdom of nature. Both in their creation and as a focus for meditation, mandalas point us to a center within each of us by which everything is ordered. Mandala creation within this small group will strive to be safe, centering and creative.

No previous artistic experience is necessary.
We are all made in the image of a creating god.
$10 fee to cover the cost of materials.
Limited to 5 participants who can commit to being at all five sessions
Advance sign-up requested with Joy at

Theologians Under Hitler - October 5
October 5, 2006
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

A New Documentary Film Based on the book by Robert P. Ericksen

A Special Viewing of this New Film
Followed by a Panel Discussion

Emanuel Hirsch, Gerhard Kittel and Paul Althaus were three of the most prominent Christian scholars in twentieth century Germany. They were also outspoken supporters of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. How did this happen? What relationship exists between their political choices and their scholarship? This provocative film asks questions that are of importance for every community of theological education.

Panel Members
Prof. Gordon Kaufman, Harvard Divinity School
Prof. Sharon Thornton, Andover Newton Theological School
Prof. Dick Pierard, Gordon College
Professor Rick Lints, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
Moderator, Prof. Mark Heim, Andover Newton

Sponsored by the Boston Theological Society and The Boston Theological Institute

CPE Fair - October 11, 2006
OCtober 11, 2006
Noyes Hall

The CPE Fair for Fall 2006 will be October 11th in Upper Noyes. The display tables should be set up by around
11:00-11:30 and the formal presentation will start around noon. All will be concluded before Chapel at 1:00.

Sharon (Thornton)

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. (

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