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Monday, January 08, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, January 8, 2007

In this message
- Nick Carter Travels to Pacific Rim
- Classifieds Bulletin Board Available!
- "Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History." - January 31
- WRITING TUTOR on campus Tuesdays in January
- Accessing Your ANTS E-mail
- DATES FOR PSYF 709/809 W The Transformative Power of Ritual

Nick Carter Travels to Pacific Rim
On Tuesday I leave for our long-planned trip to the Pacific rim (China/Taiwan/Japan/Hawaii), returning to the office on Tuesday January 30th. Accompanied by Dr. Sze-Kar Wan and my wife Debbi, we will be visiting 13 different schools, seminaries, institutes and foundations. We will also be meeting with alums in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Honolulu - preaching several times. The primary goals are to develop working relationships for faculty and student exchanges and explore possibilities for things like joint research and co-sponsored "border crossing" programs. Secondarily, we will be trying to nurture relationships with alums and churches in these areas. Then too, we hope to trace the footsteps of some of our early alumni/ae and promote the image of Andover Newton.

While I'm away, Dean Bill Herzog will be the officer-in-charge and is authorized to make all emergency and policy-related decisions on my behalf. Rose Costas and I will be in regular communication and I expect to be keeping up on all e mail.

Thank you for your prayers and hard work, which make this kind of ambassadorial trip possible.


Classifieds Bulletin Board Available!
Do you have something for sale like textbooks, bookshelves, desks, a car? Or something you are giving away for free? Or are you needing to get something? Are you looking for, or offering, a service like babysitting?

At the request of the Student Association, a Classifieds Bulletin Board has been created on the Campus Life page of ANTS Connect. Any classified ad you post on the bulletin board will remain for 60 days. You can also edit or delete your ad at any time.

To add a classified ad:

1. Go to Connect at

2. Click the Campus Life tab.

3. In the Bulletin Boards portlet, click Classifieds.

4. Click Post a Message.

5. Enter a Subject and Message.

6. Click Save.

"Curses, Foiled Again! Drama and Melodrama in Red Sox History" - January 31
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

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.

Red Sox Door Prizes include a baseball signed by a current Red Sox pitcher and a set of four tickets. Audience members are invited to come wearing their baseball paraphernalia: hats, shirts, etc. In the heart of winter, let us experience a bit of a January thaw by anticipating the warmth and excitement of a summer's game.

William R. Herzog II is Academic Dean of Andover Newton Theological School, the oldest independent theological school in the nation. He is a New Testament scholar and author of academic books as well as an avid fan and scholar of American baseball. Dean Herzog's book, The Faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion & American Culture, will be available for sale before and after the lecture. Dean Herzog will be available to sign books following the lecture.

Also participating will be Dr. Charles Steinberg, Vice President for Public Affairs with the Boston Red Sox. Dr. Steinberg will provide a brief preview of what we can look forward to from the Red Sox in the 2007 season.

The Crawford Lecture Series is named for Old South's Senior Minister Emeritus, the Rev. James W. Crawford, who served Old South with distinction for twenty-eight years, retiring in 2002. Dr. Crawford is also a citizen of Red Sox Nation.

Established in 1669, Old South Church in Boston is one of America's oldest congregations. Benjamin Franklin was baptized at Old South. Other prominent members include: Samuel Sewell, who penned the first anti-slavery tract in North America, The Selling of Joseph; Phillis Wheatley, the first published African American; Samuel Adams who started the Boston Tea Party from a meeting at Old South; Mother Goose, author of nursery rhymes and William Dawes who rode with Paul Revere.

Old South Church in Boston is located at the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets at the Copley T Station.

Contact Information:

Nancy S. Taylor
Senior Minister

Old South Church in Boston
Boylston & Dartmouth Streets
at Copley Square
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 425-5150

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

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

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.]

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