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Friday, October 06, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, October 6, 2006

In this message:


- Columbus Day School Closing
- Missing CD Player
- Bookstore Announcement - Text Books


- Border Crossings Informational Meeting
- ANTS Prison Ministry Gathering
- SA T-Shirt Pickup on Wed, Oct 11th
- SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
- Northern Baptist Scholarships
- Black Student Fellowship Welcomes Reverend William Lamar
- Jeopardy Night (with ANTS Student Liddy Gerchman Barlow) and Pot Luck
- Compline Worship Service with Mark Burrows
- God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project

Columbus Day School Closing

The Library and all School offices will be closed Monday, October 9, in observance of Columbus Day. There will be no E-news service on that day.

CPE Fair - October 11, 2006 LOCATION CHANGE
October 11, 2006

Due to the painting going on in Upper Noyes, the location of the CPE Fair has been changed.
The CPE Fair will be held in the Meeting House on the morning of October 11th.


Sharon (Thornton)

Missing CD Player
If anyone knows the whereabouts of a "boom box" CD player, last seen in Davis 203, please contact David Ames in Worcester 106. If anyone knows the whereabouts of the small silver DVD player, please contact David.

Thank you.

David Ames

Bookstore Announcement - Text Books

Beginning the week of October 10 the bookstore will return to publishers unsold excess textbooks (those books that exceed the size of each class's enrollment). Once that is done, multiple copies of unsold texts will be returned as publishers' return guidelines allow. The bookstore leaves at least 1 copy of each text on hand in the bookstore. Please make sure you have the texts you need to complete your coursework for the semester. If you are working under budget constraints, please contact the bookstore manager, Joyce Simon, to make arrangements for your textbooks.


Border Crossings Informational Meeting





January 21st – January 31st

Led by Professors Matthew Boulton and Brita Gill-Austern

This year’s Border Crossing trip will take place on the border between Mexico and the U.S., with a substantial part of our time being spent in Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tuscon, Arizona. The focus of this class and trip will be on immigration and the related issues of global economics and the militarization of the border. We shall study multiple perspectives on immigration and the popular resistance to oppression and violence as it relates to immigration. With immigration occupying the spotlight in public and political debate, it is more important than ever that US citizens and the church witness first hand a reality affected by our policies and lifestyles. We will be joining with the bi-national, non-profit organization of Borderlinks for our time at the border.

Join us for this dynamic immersion experience in the compelling setting of the borderlands. Be ready to open your hearts and minds in new ways and return home transformed and ready to share with others and your churches about the complex dynamics of immigration and the positive role churches can play in the national debate around immigration issues. This class meets the Justice Matters requirement or a renewal area requirement for FHS, GCIM or TPL.

Information Session Tuesday 12 p.m. October 10th Small Dining Room – Sign up early, spaces limited!!! If you are interested and cannot attend, please contact either of the professors.

ANTS Prison Ministry Gathering
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Dining Hall
Bring your lunch and join us at a table in the dining hall.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us as we share and learn about opportunities in Partakers, the College Behind Bars Program, and other areas of prison ministry. Upcoming events will also be discussed. Come and find out more.

Contact: Beth Richeson

SA T-Shirt Pickup on Wed, Oct 11th

In addition to the SA Exec office hours during the week, the SA T-shirts can also be picked up right after Chapel (2:00 PM) on Wednesday, Oct 11th. Len Hayward will be at the SA office for about 15 minutes. If you can't make any of these times, please email Len Hayward ( to make an appointment.

SA Town Meeting with the Deans, Tue Oct 17th
Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students, and Bill Herzog, Dean of Academics, will be joining us for a Town Meeting in the Dining Hall, Oct 17th, 5 PM - 6 PM. This is your chance to ask the Deans unscripted and unvetted questions on any topic.

Any questions about the meeting, please contact Len Hayward (

Northern Baptist Scholarships
Northern Baptist scholarship applications are available in the financial aid office. Students will need to have an interview with Roger Spinney. Roger will be here on Tuesday, October 10. There is an interview sign up sheet in the financial aid office.

Black Student Fellowship Welcomes Reverend William Lamar

The Black Student Fellowship Welcomes Reverend William Lamar, Pastor of
New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida

When: Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Time: 1:00 pm to 1:50pm
Where: Colby Chapel

BSF proudly extends an invitation to the entire ANTS Community and
faculty to come and fellowship with us, as we welcome Reverend Lamar for
the first time. We pray this will be the beginning of a life-long
relationship here on "The Hill." Please help us to provide faithful
excellence and service of hospitality!

Christo D. Owens, Chairperson
Black Student Fellowship

Jeopardy Night (with ANTS Student Liddy Gerchman Barlow) and Pot Luck


Liddy Gerchman Barlow, an ANTS student, will be appearing on Jeopardy Friday, October 13th. Join us to celebrate and watch the show!

Pizza and drinks will be provided, please bring food as you wish. Fun & Games to follow.

Contact: Evn Tomeny

Compline Worship Service with Mark Burrows

Please join Professor Burrows in the Meeting House for evening prayer on Tuesday, October 10th from 9-9:30PM. We will pray the Compline psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey, and end our day together in contemplative service.

God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project

God’s Eyes

Over the Chapel

An ANTS community craft project

To protect the construction in progress

Join Visiting Artist Karen Schiff to learn about the traditions behind God’s Eyes and to make your own fluorescent versions using construction materials. Our God’s Eyes will be mounted on the fence surrounding the Wilson Chapel construction site, to protect the

building project throughout the year.

Make God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/10, noon- 6PM, on the quad

(bad weather location: cafeteria)

Thursday, 10/12, 7-10PM, Meetinghouse Studio

(as part of Art Night)

Install God’s Eyes:

Tuesday, 10/17, Wilson Chapel construction fence.

For more information, write to, or


Friday, October 6

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Worcester 303

If you are an M.A. student you are invited to a luncheon meeting, please bring your own sack lunch, drinks will be provided in Worcester 303 from 12 to 1:30. This will be an opportunity to connect with other M.A. students, to ask any questions about the M.A. handbook and to share your interests and foci with one another. This is an optional meeting, but I hope you will try to be there.

Brita Gill-Austern

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Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand