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Monday, January 22, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, January 22, 2007

In this message
- Military Chaplaincy Recruiting on Campus
- Mold Remediation Jan 23-24 in Davis 101
- Heat Maintenance on Campus
- "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." - January 31
- Farewell Reception for Sharon Taylor - Feb. 5

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Military Chaplaincy Recruiting on Campus
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We have had requests from various military offices to allow recruiting at ANTS for the military chaplaincy. Many of us have problems with the current war, and some of us have made a decision of faith and conscience to oppose war in general (and violence) as a means for the resolution of conflict. In a diverse campus body such as ours we have people of faith who have made/are making decisions of conscience about difficult issues every day. Some have made the decision to oppose war, while others, even as they object to war, still feel called to minister to those who serve in the armed forces and their families. Indeed, there are many distinguished ANTS alums who have served (and continue to serve) honorably and courageously for many years as chaplains.

The decision to allow recruiters to come to our campus for brief periods each year acknowledges that some in our community may be called to this kind of ministry. What this decision does not do, however, is attempt to make a statement about our collective opinions about this war or any other, or our students, faculty or staff who have heard differing calls for their ministry.

We know that some of you may have strong feelings about this decision, and we urge you to voice them. Toward that end we have set up a discussion thread in Connect. To access this forum:

1. Log in to Connect.
2. Click Campus Life.
3. Join a discussion under Community Discussions.

We always want to hear from you.

Nick Carter, William Herzog, II, Nancy Nienhuis, Desne Crossley, Robert MacDonald
ANTS Senior Management Team

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Mold Remediation Jan 23-24 in Davis 101
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Beginning tomorrow a team will be in Davis 101 to strip that room down to the concrete floor. This is in response to the strong mold problem we've had in that space. Workers will strip everything from the floor in preparation for the laying of new carpet. That way we insure that we have resolved the mold problem. An air quality specialist will be on site the whole time to insure that the space is up to standards when they leave. Let me know if you have any questions.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Heat Maintenance on Campus
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The ANTS heating system requires regular maintenance to keep it functioning well. That means that on a daily basis, Monday through Thursday, the whole system is shut down for about an hour during the morning. On Fridays the entire system is flushed to insure that there will be no weekend problems, a process that requires 2-3 hours and is done in the mid-afternoon. Our system requires this maintenance on a weekly basis, because of the type of equipment we have. We wanted you to be aware of this in case you turn your heat up during one of those periods and it doesn't seem to respond. Let me know if you have any questions.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." - January 31
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OLD SOUTH CHURCH IN BOSTON ANNOUNCES:
The 2007 Crawford Lecture

"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History."

By William R. Herzog II
Academic Dean, Andover Newton Theological School
At Old South Church in Boston
Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm.

Old South Church in Boston presents the 2007 Crawford Lecturer: William R. Herzog II, Member of Red Sox Nation & author of The Faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion & American Culture, speaking on "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." The Crawford Lecture will take place in the main sanctuary of Old South Church on Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm. The lecture occurs on the anniversary of Jackie Robinson's birthday.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/013107herzog.htm

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Farewell Reception for Sharon Taylor - Feb. 5
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Monday, Feb. 5
3:30 -5:00 p.m.
Peck COnference Room

As you already know, Dr. Sharon Taylor has resigned her position as Librarian of the Franklin Trask Library to accept a position as Librarian at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

We will hold a Farewell Reception for Sharon on Monday, February 5th from 3:30 to 5:00 in the Peck Conference Room. We hope that you will be able to attend to celebrate Sharon's 17 years of service to Andover Newton Theological School. So put the date on your calendar and come and join us as we honor Sharon and bless her on her way to a new adventure in her life.

Bill Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty

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