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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, October 4, 2006

In this message:


- "All Options Unintended Pregnancy Counseling - Training for Clergy"
- Border Crossings Informational Meeting
- Northern Baptist Scholarships
- Black Student Fellowship Welcomes Reverend William Lamar


- Jeopardy Night (with ANTS Student Liddy Gerchman Barlow) and Pot Luck
- Construction Update
- WRAP Meeting
- Peace Fellowship Vigil
- Compline Worship Service with Mark Burrows
- God's Eyes Over the Chapel - Community Art Project
- UU Worship Update
- GLANTS Meetings
- Student Association Elections
- Theologians Under Hitler
- CPE Fair

"All Options Counseling Training for Clergy: Spiritual Support for those Facing Unintended Pregnancies"

This training is for pro-choice clergy or pastoral counselors who want to explore their own beliefs while learning about ways to support women with unintended pregnancies in their decision making process. Training will be Nov. 15, 2006, from 9am to 3 pm, Temple Shalom, 175 Temple Street, West Newton, MA. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants. To register or for more information please call the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice of MA, 617-522-2694, or email them at

Border Crossings Informational Meeting

"Border Crossings" Information Meeting, Tuesday, Oct 10, at Noon in the Cafeteria's Small Dining Room

Join Professors Brita Gill-Austern and Matthew Myer Boulton for an information meeting about this year's "Border Crossing" study/travel seminar, a Winterim course from January 21st - 31st, 2007. This year, we will travel to the U.S.-Mexico border, with significant time spent in both Arizona and Northern Mexico. Our focus will be on immigration, economic globalization, and popular resistance to violence and oppression, all in theological perspective.

Want to find out more? Come to this informational meeting! And if you are interested but unable to make the meeting, contact either professor by email.

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

Construction Update

Work on the new Wilson Chapel is moving right along. The back deck has been poured, and workers are beginning to frame in the lower walls. Once the stairs are delivered they will begin to frame in the upper levels. They are currently digging in front of Stoddard in order to put in gas and water lines. They are also finishing the waterproofing around the perimeter of the foundation and once that is complete they will backfill the dirt around the foundation. Once they finish this the tower will be delivered. At that point we'll have some sort of event to celebrate its going up. After the tower is in place the limestone, glass, and slate will be delivered. That will end the parade of large trucks onto the campus with the exception of delivery of sheet rock. Also FYI, the memorial trees in front of Davis have been moved to a safe space and will be replanted once construction is over and the weather is appropriate.

Davis Hall update: As you know, we are working to get bids for the work that will be done in the classrooms of Davis Hall. We had hoped to have the work completed by the fall, but this process has proved to be very time-consuming. New carpet will go in and we're working on selecting new furniture. When we've identified a couple of appropriate possibilities we will be inviting all of you to test them out and vote on your favorites! We are attempting to time the installation of white boards, carpet, furniture, windows and so forth so the work will be minimally disruptive and hopefully coincide with school holidays. We will also be installing smoke detectors and strobe lights (as emergency notification for hearing impaired students).

Let me know if you have any questions,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

WRAP Meeting

8 AM
Dining Hall

We are having a weekly meeting to chart our course for the upcoming year. We are also planning community worship for 10-18-06

Contact: Cass Poulos; Christina Findlay

Peace Fellowship Vigil


ANTS - Weekly Peace Vigil

Contact: Eric Wasileski

ANTS - Thirsting for Peace

This is the start of a persistent, weekly Peace Vigil here at ANTS. It will be held on the quadrangle from Noon until 12:50pm every Wednesday before Chapel.

All students, factulty members, staff and families are encouraged to stand as a witness to PEACE at a time of violence both in our society and globally.

Please bring signs, songs and smiles.


Peace Fellowship - ANTS - Thirsting for Peace

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

UU Worship Update

Dear friends and colleagues,

Here's the current schedule for the weekly Unitarian Universalist
worship, Thursdays at 1:00 in the Meetinghouse. Everyone is welcome!
This coming week's worship service will be on the theme of
Acceptance. We hope that you will attend this service, and the ones
that follow, and invite your friends.

* September 14: Cathy French and Erica Baron - Ingathering service
* September 21: Bruce Taylor - Poetry
* September 28: Carol Hohle - Experiencing Stillness
* October 5: Marilyn Richards and Bruce Taylor - Acceptance
* October 12: Darrick Jackson and Joanne Giannino - Coming Out Week
* October 19: Janet Bush
* October 26: Carmen Emerson - Living a Jack-O-Lantern's Heart
* November 2: Patsy Hatch-Reinertson - Saying Yes To Your Heart
* November 9: Rev. David Johnson
* November 16: Rev. Jim Sherblom
* November 23: [No service - Thanksgiving]
* November 30: April Spencer
* December 7: Rev. Maddie Sifantus

We welcome your feedback and suggestions, and your recommendations
for speakers this coming semester.

The Worship Coordinators
Bruce Taylor (
Marilyn Richards (

GLANTS Meetings

12 to 1

Join us for GLANTS meetings this semester on Wednesdays at 12 in the Lower Studios of the Meetinghouse. Bring your lunch and enjoy the company.

Contact: Erica Baron


On Tuesday morning, October 3, The Feeney Brothers will begin tearing up the road in front of Sturtevant, Noyes etc to run the gas line down to the new Wilson Chapel. There will be no parking on that side of the Quad, and traffic should detour around the back of the buildings. They anticipate this work should take about a week.

Building & Grounds

Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates

Your Student Association will be holding elections to fill open offices for the remainder of the 2006-2007 academic year. The elections will be held from October 23rd-26th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

Executive Officers:

-Vice President


Elected Representatives:

-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: ElectionProcedures2006.pdf

Letters of intent to run should be emailed to the SA President, Len Hayward, at These letters should include a brief paragraph about your involvement on campus and your goals should you be elected.

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, October 13th.

Any questions? Email Len Hayward (

Len Hayward

SA President and Chair of the Elections


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

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)

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand