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Friday, November 10, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, November 10, 2006

In this message:


- ANTS Community Holiday Dinner
- Give thanks! Thanksgiving potluck supper
- Episcopal Worship - Thursday, November 16th
- Episcopal Student Forum


- Weight Watchers at ANTS
- Student Loan Information Sessions
- Winterim Commuter Housing
- Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30

ANTS Community Holiday Dinner
Tuesday, December 5th
5:00 PM

You are cordially invited by the Student Associaton to the Annual ANTS Community Holiday Dinner on Tuesday, December 5th at 5:00 PM in Upper Noyes. This invitation is for all students, residents, faculty, administration, staff, family and friends are invited. Please note that the Dining Hall will be closed for dinner.

If you will be joining us, please RSVP by November 27th with how many will be coming; include yourself in the count along with your family and friends. We want to be sure we have enough for everyone. Please RSVP by email to

We hope you will join us for this holiday celebration.

Contact: SA Exec

Give thanks! Thanksgiving potluck supper
If you are planning to stay on campus over the Thanksgiving holiday, please join us for a time of food and fellowship at a Thanksgiving potluck supper on Thursday, November 23th at 6pm in the Peck Room. This event is open to students, family, friends, staff, faculty, etc*..

Please RSVP by Mon. November 21st so we know how big a turkey to get!


Episcopal Worship - Thursday, November 16th

Please join us for our monthly service of Holy Eucharist in the Episcopal tradition on Thursday, November 16th at 1:00 pm in the Chapel. Our guest celebrant will be The Rev. Heidi Fieldston. Our preacher will be Janice Ford. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Episcopal Student Forum

On Thursday, November 16th from noon to 12:45, please join us in the cafeteria for our second Episcopal student forum. Our topic for discussion will be "entering the ordination process in the Episcopal Church." All are welcome.


Weight Watchers at ANTS
An Invitation for all Students, Staff and Faculty


There are a few of the staff at ANTS that would like to have Weight Watchers come to the "Hill" to help us with our growing problem. At this age it is no longer "baby fat" and I do not expect a growth spurt any time soon.

So if you would like to make the Hill lighter, please e-mail me as we will need a head count before they commit to coming to us.

Mary McKearney (Gifts and Records)

Student Loan Information Sessions

Student loan informations session will be held in the Peck Room

Thursday November 16 12:00 to 1:00
Friday November 17 12:00 to 1:00

Students who have not attended a session must attend one of the sessions in order to receive a spring loan payment.

Orphaned Coffee Mugs

I have a growing collection (now 2) of orphaned thermal coffee mugs - one (brushed stainless steel & black plastic) was left in my office at the end of last week; the second (red & black plastic, OXO by name) I found this afternoon on the Quad.
They're quiet at the moment, but if I end up having to wash their mouths out with soap I may consider them mine...

David Ames

Winterim Commuter Housing

New forms for Winterim commuter housing are available outside of the Housing Office, Worcester 101. Please be aware that if you picked up a form before October 31, it was incorrect. Please take a moment to pick up and fill out the new, corrected form. Thank you for your patience - I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

Win a Free Course at ANTS - UCC 50th Anniversary Video Contest! - Nov. 1-30
Be a YouTube star! And win a free course at ANTS...

The United church of Christ is looking for home-made clips to celebrate the UCC at 50. These videos will be shared on YouTube.

The most entertaining video entries will be included in a web-cast on November 5 (we've missed the deadline for this early web-cast), and shown at the General Synod in Hartford, CT next June.

Andover Newton wants to get in on the fun, so we are asking for entries from ANTS community members.

- The winning entry will become the "official" Andover Newton video clip for the UCC 50th Anniversary Celebration AND win a free course at ANTS.

- The winning entry and runners-up will be displayed on the Andover Newton web site.

Instructions from the UCC:

The videos can be anything, really, as long as they are fun or meaningful to watch. Ideas might include:

- Silly take-off on a moment in UCC history or a joke about UCC identity.
- Unique, innovative rendition of "This Little Light of Mine," playing on the 50th's "Let it Shine" theme.
- New take on UCC's commercials.
- Animation or claymation.
- A monologue by a "really interesting character" in your school.
- A presentation of what makes your school so special.
- Use your imagination!

Contest Rules:

-Save your videos as either QuickTime .MOV, Windows .AVI, or .MPG files.

-Please create your video at a MINIMUM resolution of 320x240 pixels or the video will be very pixilated on youtube (which displays at 425x350)

-ALSO: There is a production length stipulation -- 30 to 60 seconds MAXIMUM. A lot can be conveyed in a brief time period.

Contest Dates: November 1 - November 30. All entries must be received by Monday, November 30 at Noon. The winner will be announced on December 15.

Submission: Submit your video file to Karen Brockney in Dabney 16. You can submit the file on CD or provide a Web link to a downloadable file.

Tune in to see what others are doing with their videos!

UCC 50th Anniversary Kick-Off
Live Web Streaming Event
All Saints Sunday, November 5
6 p.m. (ET), 5 p.m. (CT) 4 p.m. (MT), 3 p.m. (PT) 1 p.m. (Hawaii)

Questions? Call Karen Brockney at 617-964-1100 ext. 225 or send mail to

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand