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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, September 13, 2006

In this message:


- Art Studio Space
- Mandala Meditation Group
- The ANTS Community Choir: Come make a joyful noise!


- Community Chapel Schedule Fall 2006
- Bookstore Closing Wednesdays for Chapel
- Join Rally On Darfur Genocide
- Looking for a way to stay or get FIT? BC Recplex
- Giant Fall Book Sale
- ANTS Connect Q and A Session
- Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session

Art Studio Space

There is a very limited amount of studio space on
campus available for visual artists. To be considered
for a space, please submit (via email or in person) a
letter stating your art form, media you will be using,
space requirements, whether you would be willing to
share a space with another person, special
requirements you may have, and in general why you
think you should be considered for a space. Please
submit these letters to Joy (Resident Teaching Artist)
at who will review these
application with Prof. Mark Burrows (Director of the
Theology Arts Program) and let you know about final

Mandala Meditation Group

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
Tuesdays, 6-8pm, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
FHS Center: Third Floor Sturtevant, Room 31

The ANTS Community Choir: Come make a joyful noise!

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:

In Review

Community Chapel Schedule - Fall Semester 2006
Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Colby Chapel

Sept 13: Convocation

Sept 20: Episcopalian Student Fellowship hosts the Rt. Rev. Gordon P.
Scruton, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

Sept 27: Matthew Myer Boulton

Oct 4: Sarah Drummond (Field Education Commissioning Service)

Oct 11: GLANTS (Gays and Lesbians at ANTS) Service

Oct 18: WRAP (Working Class Student Group) Service

Oct 25: UUA Service

Nov 1: Mark Burrows (All Saints Day Service)

Nov 8: Greg Mobley

Nov 15: Sharon Thornton

Nov 29: Brita Gill-Austern (Global AIDS Day Service)

Dec 6: Daniel Jeyaraj

Bookstore Closing Wednesdays for Chapel

The bookstore will close throughout the semester on Wednesdays for
Chapel. Come along with us to worship!

Join Rally On Darfur Genocide

Professor Or Rose (at Hebrew College) is taking a group of students to
the Sep. 17th rally in NYC against the genocide in Darfur. He has
rented a bus (47 seats) that will be leaving from the HC parking lot at
8am and returning at 11pm. He would like ANTS students and faculty to
join him. At present he has 10 seats available for ANTS participants.

To participate in this important opportunity please contact Prof. Rose
directly at



Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Looking for a way to stay or get FIT? BC Recplex

Looking for a way to stay or get FIT?

Join the Boston College Recreation Complex
-- a special offer through Andover Newton --

-- Just a 5 minute drive from ANTS Campus --

Check out

Cost per person:
Students/Faculty/Staff and/or your spouse:
$140 per semester
$260 per academic year (Sept - May) (Summer 07 rates available next
or $320 per full year

OR: $5 per visit (you still need an ID, but no membership fee is

How to Sign Up:

Call or email Darrick Jackson (617-964-1100 ext. 289 or with your
1) name, 2) social security number and 3) email or phone number.

Once ANTS has notified BC that you wish to join, you can obtain a B.C.
Rec Plex ID Card, pay your membership fee, and start working out.
Darrick will give you more detailed instructions about how and where to
do this after you contact him.

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.

ANTS Connect Q and A Session - 9/14
Thursday, Sept. 14
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the Computer Lab

Do you have questions about your ANTS connect account? Do you need a
demonstration of
how to send mail, use a discussion forum, or join a group?

Karen Brockney will be in the Computer Lab from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on
Thursday this week to answer your questions.

Returning Students Stafford Loan Information Session - REQUIRED - Sept.
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 26 from 12:15 until 1:00 in the Peck Room

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