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Thursday, September 21, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, September 21, 2006

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NEW:

- Workshop on Chronic Illness and Spirituality - Oct. 13
- Eleventh Annual Fall Symposium on Liturgy, Worship and the Arts - Sept. 24
- Haystack Bicentennial Celebration - September 22, 23, 24, 2006
- Upcoming Science Religion Events at the BTI

REVIEW:

- U.S. Military Presence in East Asia: A Study Trip to Okinawa, Japan and South Korea
- Bicentennial Student Association T-shirts
- Community Day BBQ Dinner
- Missing Courses in Connect?
- Reverend W. Irving Monroe, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Awarded
- Spiritual Journeys
- We Need You For Community Day!
- Yoga Monday Mornings
- CPE Fair

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

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

presented by the
RUAH SPIRITUALITY INSTITUTE
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.

Presenters:
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.

www.ruahspirit.org
ruahspirit@hotmail.com
617-277-0036
Mail registration to: RUAH, 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline MA 02445.

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Eleventh Annual Fall Symposium on Liturgy, Worship and the Arts - Sept. 24
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Sponsored by the BTI

Episcopal Divinity School
99 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge
Tyler Room
Sunday, September 24, 2006
2:00-5:00 PM

"A Sampling of Supplemental Resources for Congregational Song" May Daw, M.S., Columbia University
School of Library Service; Member, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Liturgy & Music Committee.

"The Paschal Mystery, Poetry and Everyday Life," Richard Robinson, Ph.D. in Literature and Religion,
Boston University Graduate School, Department of Religion.

"Music in San Petronio, Bologna in the Seventeenth Century," Angelo Spinoza, Music Coordinator, St.
James Episcopal Church, Teele Square.

“Becoming Becoming Fire: Editing the Spritual Writing of Rising Generations,” Alexander Kern,
Andover Newton Theological School; Director of Recruitment; Director, Faith Youth Institute.

“Stories and Stones of the East Parish Burying Grounds, Newton, MA” Donna La Rue, Independent
Scholar in the Liturgical Art; MA, Lesley College.

The Symposium on Worship and the Arts is open to the public and is free of charge. It draws attendees
and presenters from the nine BTI schools and interested faith communities in the Greater Boston area.

Questions? Want to bring a group to attend? Contact Donna La Rue, Convener, 16 Brooks Ave, Arlington
MA, 02474 (781-646-3013; ihsdlrue@bu.edu) or the BTI office (617-527-4880) We look forward to seeing
you! Sponsored by the Boston Theological Institute, 125 Herrick Road, Newton, MA, 02155.

More info (PDF):
http://www.bostontheological.org/archive/fall6/lwaf6.pdf


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Haystack Bicentennial Celebration - September 22, 23, 24, 2006
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In Williamstown, Massachusetts

Registration: Friday, 3:00 p.m. – Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church, UCC, 906 Main Street (Rt. 2), Williamstown, MA (413-458-4273).

ON AN AUGUST AFTERNOON IN 1806…

five Williams College students met in a field, as was their habit, to talk and pray and, like so many young people, to dream of a better world. When a sudden thunderstorm interrupted, they sought shelter under a haystack—and there resolved to offer their lives, in the name of Jesus Christ, to carry their faith into service “into all the world.”

Within two years one of them, Samuel John Mills, had organized an alliance called “The Brethren” to bring the gospel to those around the world who had never heard it. By 1810 the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mission, the first foreign missionary society in the U.S., had been formed; in 1812 Adoniram Judson and Luther Rice sailed to India as the first overseas missionaries. Later the American Board of Homeland Missions was formed to serve within our borders—evangelizing, establishing schools for Native and Black Americans, and playing a key role in the movement to abolish slavery.

So it was that the American foreign missions movement was born two centuries ago in a haystack during a summer storm. Since that August day, young people have followed their faith to meet physical and spiritual needs in every part of the world—establishing schools, equipping hospitals, founding churches. They have been supported by the prayers and offerings of generations of Christians. And countless people around the globe trace their Christian lineage through a hayfield in northwestern Massachusetts.

The Haystack Movement has changed the shape of lives and communities, brought cultures into dialogue and, sometimes, into conflict, and inspired generations of Christians to engage the wounds, needs, and hopes of the world. Now, as a new millennium begins, how will we live a third century of the Haystack legacy? What does Christian mission mean among us today?

We invite you to remember, to dream, to pray, to celebrate at the site of the haystack this September.

More information and registration: http://haystack.williams.edu/

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Upcoming Science Religion Events at the BTI
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The Science and Religion Program at Boston Theological Institute is planning an ambitious fall schedule of symposia and lectures. Put these dates on your calendar.

Wednesday, September 27: 4:30 pm
Symposium: Chemical Systems and The Origins of Life - Philosophical and Theological Musings on the Origin of Life
Presenter: Dr. Ross Stein
Place: Episcopal Divinity School - Washburn Lounge

Dr. Stein is Director of the Laboratory for Drug Discovery in Neuroregeneration at the Harvard Center for Neuroregeneration and Repair. Following a long career in pharmaceutical industry, where he performed ground-breaking research and was instrumental in developing several drugs, Dr. Ross accepted his position on the Harvard research staff and duties as Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Stein has profound philosophical ideas on the origin of life based on his scientific research and his position as a person of faith. He will share these ideas with us in this fascinating symposium.

Lecture at 4:30 will be follwed by an optional dinner. the dinner is free to BTI Certificate Students. All others: $10.



Sunday, November 5: 7:00 pm
Eighth Annual CHARLES TOWNES LECTURE sponsored by InterFase.
Lecturer: Renowned environmentalist, Mary Evelyn Tucker will speak on the involvement of religion on the environmental future.

Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker ic co-founder and co-director of the Forum on Science and Religion (FORE). Aformer profesor of Religion at Bucknell University, she is author of many publications including "Worldly Wonder - Religions Enter Their Worldly Phase". She is currently visiting professor at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. A member of the Earth Charter International Council, Dr. Tucker has spoken on this topic woldwide at conferences related to environment. We are pleased and fortunate to be able to have her as our 2006 Charles Townes Scholar.



Wednesday, December 13: 6:30 pm
Symposium: Physics and Religion in a Nuclear Age
Presenter: Dr. Andre deBethune

This symposium is the first in a series of lectures in honor of Dr. William Pollard. Pollard was a physcist and Episcopal priest who devoted his life to scientific research and a life of faith. dedicated to scientists who have honored the fruitfulness of the relationship between science and religion.

Dr. deBethune was a colleague of William Pollard in the Manhatten Project, which was instrumental in development of the nuclear bomb. Dr. deBethune will discuss Pollard's and his own reaction to the announcement of the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. deBethume is professor emeritus of physics at Boston College.

Refreshments will be served.
The Science and Religion Program at Boston Theological Institute is planning an ambitious fall schedule of symposia and lectures. Put these dates on your calendar.

Wednesday, September 27: 4:30 pm
Symposium: Chemical Systems and The Origins of Life - Philosophical and Theological Musings on the Origin of Life
Presenter: Dr. Ross Stein
Place: Episcopal Divinity School - Washburn Lounge

Dr. Stein is Director of the Laboratory for Drug Discovery in Neuroregeneration at the Harvard Center for Neuroregeneration and Repair. Following a long career in pharmaceutical industry, where he performed ground-breaking research and was instrumental in developing several drugs, Dr. Ross accepted his position on the Harvard research staff and duties as Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Stein has profound philosophical ideas on the origin of life based on his scientific research and his position as a person of faith. He will share these ideas with us in this fascinating symposium.

Lecture at 4:30 will be follwed by an optional dinner. the dinner is free to BTI Certificate Students. All others: $10.



Sunday, November 5: 7:00 pm
Eighth Annual CHARLES TOWNES LECTURE sponsored by InterFase.
Lecturer: Renowned environmentalist, Mary Evelyn Tucker will speak on the involvement of religion on the environmental future.

Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker ic co-founder and co-director of the Forum on Science and Religion (FORE). Aformer profesor of Religion at Bucknell University, she is author of many publications including "Worldly Wonder - Religions Enter Their Worldly Phase". She is currently visiting professor at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. A member of the Earth Charter International Council, Dr. Tucker has spoken on this topic woldwide at conferences related to environment. We are pleased and fortunate to be able to have her as our 2006 Charles Townes Scholar.



Wednesday, December 13: 6:30 pm
Symposium: Physics and Religion in a Nuclear Age
Presenter: Dr. Andre deBethune

This symposium is the first in a series of lectures in honor of Dr. William Pollard. Pollard was a physcist and Episcopal priest who devoted his life to scientific research and a life of faith. dedicated to scientists who have honored the fruitfulness of the relationship between science and religion.

Dr. deBethune was a colleague of William Pollard in the Manhatten Project, which was instrumental in development of the nuclear bomb. Dr. deBethune will discuss Pollard's and his own reaction to the announcement of the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. deBethume is professor emeritus of physics at Boston College.

Refreshments will be served.

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U.S. Military Presence in East Asia: A Study Trip to Okinawa, Japan and South Korea
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January 8-19, 2007
Come join us to learn more about the U.S. military presence in East Asia. Meet our church partners in Japan and Korea, visit military sites, and learn about issues of militarization and its impact on local communities. Engage in dialogue with our Christian brothers and sisters about the geo-political realities of East Asia.

Tentative Schedule
January 8 Travel from Los Angeles to Okinawa

January 9-13 Meet with church leaders, visit communities around U.S. military bases, dialogue with local residents

January 14 Travel from Okinawa to Seoul, South Korea

January 15-17 Visit PROK Peace Community Movement Center, My Sister’s Place, meet with NGOs, visit military bases and communities

January 18 Cultural exposure in Seoul

January 19 Travel from Seoul to Los Angeles

Trip is open to church leaders and members. Seminary students are also encouraged to participate. Trip is limited to 10 participants.

Approximate cost: $2500 (*limited partial scholarships available)

Deadline to apply: November 6, 2006

Sponsored by:

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ (Global Ministries)
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
National Council of Churches in Japan (NCCJ)
Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK)

For more information, or to apply please contact:

Rev. Karen Farthing
Global Ministries (Disciples and UCC)
East Asia and Pacific Office
700 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 736-3219
farthink@ucc.org

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Bicentennial Student Association T-shirts
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The Student Association has ordered Bicentennial Student Association T-shirts for all new and returning students, faculty and staff. They come with long-sleeves or short-sleeves in men's sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL. Please come by the Student Association Office in the Student Lounge in Sturtevant to get one. We also have a few T-shirts left from last year and the year before.

Our office hours are:
Monday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Chris Findlay (SA Secretary)
Tuesday, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Evn Tomeny (Student Life Committee Chair)
Thursday, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Sheila DuBose (SA Treasurer)
Thursday, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Len Hayward (SA President)

If you can't make these, then please email Len Hayward, LHayward@ants.edu, with your name and phone number to make an appointment.

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Community Day BBQ Dinner
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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
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Missing Courses in Connect?
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Several students have reported that some of their courses are not listed under the My Courses menu in ANTS Connect.

If some of your courses are missing, please contact Karen Brockney for a quick fix. Please include your username (Student ID number) in the mail message.

Karen Brockney
kbrockney@ants.edu
5617-964-1100 ext. 225

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Reverend W. Irving Monroe, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Awarded
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The Selection Committee for the Monroe Scholarship would like to thank all Andover Newton students who submitted applications for support in academic year 2006-2007 and wish each of you well in your studies. There were a lot of strong candidates. Congratulations to this year's recipients, Amanda Ladegard and Leon "LJ" Petty, who received their awards on September 18.

William Monroe and the Selection Committee

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Spiritual Journeys
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Six times during the academic year President Carter invites a member of the Andover Newton faculty to come to his home to share his or her personal spiritual journey with students. This popular informal gathering has given our students a chance to sit around the president's living room and hear about the formative moments in the lives of those gifted scholars who make up the Andover Newton faculty.

The President opens his home at about 4:30PM and at 4:45 or so the guest faculty member begins to share. At the end of about 20-30 minutes students and other guests are free to ask questions. The program usually ends about 5:45 PM. All Andover Newton students are welcome to attend.

This year the speakers are:

September 27th Dr. Valerie Dixon
October 24th Dr. Sze-Kar Wan
November 28th Dr. Rodney Peterson, Executive Director of the Boston Theological Institute
February 27th Dr. Sarah Drummond
March 20th Open
April 24th Dr. Bill Herzog

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We Need You For Community Day!
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Dear Community Members,

Next Tuesday, September 26, is ANTS Fall Community Day! Sign up now to participate. You can email me or sign up in the cafeteria this week. You may help clean up a park, paint a room in a children's after school program, work with homeless people in Boston, help an organization get out a mailing, and more. We need you!

The first 200 volunteers receive a T-Shirt. Come and be a part of this! All classes are canceled on Tuesday so that faculty, staff, and students can go "off the hill" to be of service in various communities.

Community day begins with worship at 9:30 am, and ends with a community dinner (you'll be done by 5 pm so if you can't stay for dinner that would be OK). Both lunch and dinner are provided for. Come and be a part of this wonderful new ANTS tradition.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Yoga Monday Mornings
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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

Come wake up your sleeping body,
Find a new flexibility and connection to your body,
Discover how you can help alleviate stress,
Learn to breathe through the day,
Find mindfulness through a form of body prayer.

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CPE Fair
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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.

Thanks,
Sharon (Thornton)

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