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Friday, January 05, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 5, 2007

In this message
- Driving on the Quadrangle
- Accessing Your ANTS E-mail
- Calling All Baptist Students
- WRITING TUTOR on campus Tuesdays in January
- Cafeteria Position Open - More Info
- Current Exhibits in the Faith, Health, and Spirituality Center
- From Ashes to Easter: Preaching and Music through the Season of Lent - Feb. 9
- DATES FOR PSYF 709/809 W The Transformative Power of Ritual

Driving on the Quadrangle
A plea:

I realize that all the construction at the end of the quadrangle creates confusion and frustration. I apologize for that.

However, I want to plead with all of you not to let these problems cause you to take a short cut to drive your car across the quadrangle. Besides creating muddy ruts and killing grass, you are taking a risk that could cause you harm and the school a great deal of money. There are service tunnels running under the quadrangle (for heat and utilities) which could collapse under the weight of a car or truck.

It won't be much longer. Please be patient.



Accessing Your ANTS E-mail
Please note that for accessing your email through a web browser, the only URL you should use is . There was an older URL several years ago that was , but that URL is no longer supported from off of campus.

For those interested, we will be adding both POP3 and IMAP4 support for accessing your mail starting in the Spring. This will allow you to access your ants email from such programs as hotmail, macmail, outlook and many others. Details will follow in the Spring.

Thank You,

Brian Eastman
Manager of Information Technology
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100 x301

Calling All Baptist Students
(especially American Baptists)

Come, explore opportunities for ministry with American Baptist Churches, USA

The Rev. Richard G. Harris
American Baptist Personnel Services
National Ministries
American Baptist Churches
Valley Forge, PA

Mr. Harris will be happy to discuss various opportunities for ministry calls and missionary appointments within the local churches, schools, agencies, organizations and institutions related to the American Baptist Churches. The American Baptist Personnel Services provides resources, including the Profiles of qualified candidates, for the position searches of most organizations related to the ABC,USA. Enrollment packets for the Profile are available in the office of Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students.

Mr. Harris will also have information about financial aid from the denomination, Chaplaincy opportunities and resources for ministry within National Minstries.

Available for interviews
Thursday, March 22, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Worcester, Room 303

WRITING TUTOR on campus Tuesdays in January
Just a reminder that I'll be on campus from 10 to 3 on Tuesdays Jan 9, 16, 23 (and maybe 30). Please feel free to drop in--or make an appointment. If you won't be on campus, but we've already met, feel free to email me with questions about a draft you're working on.

In February, I plan to be on campus on Tuesdays 10 to 3, and either Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. I'll be setting up another writing group (or 2)--email me for details.

Once again, I'm happy to work with any ANTS student, on any issue. If you made a resolution about writing better (or enjoying it more!) now's the time to take action!

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor, Worcester 302

Cafeteria Position Open - More Info
Sodexho has a few positions open for employment in the cafeteria. We currently need a person with a little culinary background,to perform basic kitchen duties.i.e: salad bar prep, deli prep, catering and assistant to the chef.

If this appeals to anyone please contact:

Elizabeth Bostwick
Foodservice Director at ants
617 964-1100 x303

Current Exhibits in the Faith, Health, and Spirituality Center
(Third Floor Sturtevant)

"Art heals by accepting the pain
and doing something with it."
Shaun McNiff

Art Night of the Soul: Cycles of Depression and Hope
An Exhibit of Current and Retrospective Views of Despair, Depression
and Dark Nights of the Soul
created by Joy Honen (Resident Teaching Artist)

Mandala Meditations
A collection of mandalas done by various Andover Newton artists

(Mandalas are round works of art used as a meditative focus either in their creation or contemplation)

You are invited to view these unique expressions of visual art done with a healing intent.

Drop in to view the exhibits at any time.

For questions or guided tour, contact Joy Honen (
FHS Center office hours: Tuesdays 2-4 pm

The Visual Arts Ministry is sponsored by the Faith, Health, and Spirituality Program.
Faculty director, Brita Gill-Austern

>From Ashes to Easter: Preaching and Music through the Season of Lent - Feb. 9
Friday, February 9, 2007
9:30 a.m. * 3:00 p.m.
The Meeting House
Prof. Matthew Myer Boulton

In this hands on workshop, we will examine the great scriptural passages, hymns, and spiritual songs of Lent, all with an eye toward renewing Lenten worship life in the church today. Participants will deepen their theological understanding of the Lenten season, explore new worship and musical ideas and resources, and leave the workshop with a personalized preaching and music schedule from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Perfect for clergy, music directors, and lay leaders of all ages. Come ready to sing (or just to listen), and to clarify how this year's season of Lent can renew our life together.

Matthew Myer Boulton is Assistant Professor of Worship and Preaching at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, MA, and Associate Pastor and Music Director of Hope Church in Jamaica Plain, MA (

For more information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.
More info:

DATES FOR PSYF 709/809 W The Transformative Power of Ritual
These are the class days, running 9:30 a.m. to 4:00p.m. each day:
Wednesday 1/17
Friday 1/19
Monday 1/22
Wednesday 1/24
Friday 1/26

Please keep THURSDAY 1/25 open and clear on your schedule, as we will use it as a make-up day if one of our class days has to be cancelled because of winter weather. [This happened the last time the course was offered.]

There will be NO workshop associated with this course on SATURDAY, 1/20. [There is a workshop on renewing worship that day at the Meeting House, but it is not connected to this course.]

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand