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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, September 20, 2006

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- 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?
- CHANGE: Harrell Beck Lecture: Dr. Hal Taussig - Oct. 16, 2006
- Reverend W. Irving Monroe, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Awarded
- BSF Chapel - No Chapel Next Week
- Spiritual Journeys


- Transition: Kerrie Harthan
- We Need You For Community Day!
- Yoga Monday Mornings
- GLANTS First Meeting
- CPE Fair
- Peace Fellowship First Meeting
- Beck Lecture CHANGE

U.S. Military Presence in East Asia: A Study Trip to Okinawa, Japan and South Korea

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

Bicentennial Student Association T-shirts

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,, with your name and phone number to make an appointment.

Community Day BBQ Dinner

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

Missing Courses in Connect?

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
5617-964-1100 ext. 225

CHANGE: Harrell Beck Lecture: Dr. Hal Taussig - Oct. 16, 2006
Because of serious illness, Walter Wink has been forced to cancel as the MBS Lecturer this year.

The series of lectures, including the October 16th luncheon lecture at ANTS, will instead be given by Dr. Hal Taussig, Visiting Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary.

October 16, 2006
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
At Andover Newton
Reservations are required

Dr. Hal Taussig, Visiting Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY, will deliver the 2006 Harrell Beck Lectures for the Massachusetts Bible Society. His topic is "Early Christian Communities: Re-Imagining Life Together."

See the Massachusetts Bible Society web site for other venues that are hosting lectures by Dr. Taussig.

The Massachusetts Bible Society is offering space for 80 students to come for just the lecture portion free of charge. Please check with the bookstore for ticket availability.

More information:
Mass Bible Society:

Reverend W. Irving Monroe, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Awarded
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

BSF Chapel - No Chapel Next Week


On behalf of the BSF Chapel Service, please inform the community via ENews, there will be no Chapel Service on Tuesday, September 26th, due to ANT’S Community Day.


On Tuesday, October 3, 2006, our very own Professor Valeri Dixon will lead the community in a time of Prayer Concerns and Praise Reports. Everyone is encouraged to attend and share in this new Spiritual Formation and Practice. The time will be 1:00pm to 1:45pm in the Meeting House.


Christo D. Owens- Chair

Black Student Fellowship

Spiritual Journeys
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


Transition: Kerrie Harthan

Dear Andover Newton Community,

It is with mixed feelings that I share with you the news that Rev. Kerrie Harthan, Director of Church and Alumni/ae Relations, will be leaving Andover Newton this week in order to immerse herself more fully in community ministry. Kerrie has brought her unique energy to the Hill and built a sense of enthusiastic expectation among our Andover Newton friends and alumni/ae. She has been involved as Chair of the Ecology Ministry on campus and on the ICPL Board. Her humor, impressive speaking skills, commitment to the ANTS mission, and love of a good party combined to serve Andover Newton well. Her creativity and tenacity made Spring Convocation, "Saints' Rest"/Alum Day one of excellence, one to remember. Please wish Kerrie well on her journey of community ministry and service.


P.S. She's also happy to trade her two wingbacked chairs for an Andover Newton rocking chair...

Desne A. Crossley
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

We Need You For Community Day!

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 Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Yoga Monday Mornings

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.

GLANTS First Meeting

Wednesday, September 20
Noon to 1 pm
Lower Studio

Join us for the first meeting of GLANTS - Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied students at ANTS for this semester. We'll mostly be enjoying having lunch together and reconnecting.

Contact: Erica Baron

CPE Fair

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)

Peace Fellowship First Meeting

Welcome to all new students and to those returning. You are invited
to the first meeting of the Peace Fellowship on Thursday evening
September 21, 5:00-6:00 in the cafeteria (and this date happens to be
the International Day of Peace.) If you cannot attend but wish to
keep in touch, please email me ( or and ask to be on the email list. We will try to
have some of our meetings at alternate times to accommodate other
schedules. Hope to see you there! (And if you want to learn more
about the International Day of Peace, here is a site:
Cynthia Knowles

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can
change the world: indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead

“We must live in the virtue of that life and power that takes away
the occasion of all wars.” George Fox

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