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Monday, March 26, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Monday, March 26, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Update on Wilson Chapel Construction
- SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE,SACRED CHOICES
- Student Worker Needed
- Resident Representative Applications
- For Your Curriculum Planning

REVIEW

- Community Day (Indoor) BBQ Dinner
- Reception for WomenWatch Art Exhibit - Thursday, March 29, 2007
- The Andover Newton Community Art Show - Deadline for Entries: March 30
- 2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28 - UPDATED
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
- Housing for Commencement Weekend
- Compline Worship Service - Tuesday, March 27th
- Attention all Graduating Students!
- Student Association Town Hall Meeting

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Update on Wilson Chapel Construction
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We are nearing the end of the construction of the Wilson Chapel. Tiles have been laid in the main part of the building, and the flooring in the sanctuary is nearly done. The ceilings have been hung and all tiling and fixtures are done in the bathrooms. New interior photos are going up on the web if you want to see the latest views from the inside. We are on deadline for the interior to be finished by April 1, 2008. When weather allows workers will be putting pavers on the outside plaza area and installing lighting. We will do the landscaping in May, after danger of frost is passed. There will be a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony during Commencement Weekend, on Friday, May 18. More details will be forthcoming in enews. The chapel benefactor, Mr. Al Wilson, continues to make a remarkable recovery from his surgery, which is a relief to all of us. Please do continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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SACRED TIME, SACRED SPACE,SACRED CHOICES
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Exploring Our Lived Experiences
of Reproductive Choice Through
Worship, Ritual, Journaling, and Art

Thursday – April 19, 2007 – 9am-5:45pm
Andover-Newton Theological School
Peck Conference Room

WHAT THIS IS: A worship-full retreat for ministerial and rabbinical students of the Boston Theological Institute. This day-long event will include worship, ritual, journaling, individual/collective collage making, and respectful conversation, all as a way to reflect on our lived experiences on matters of reproductive choice. Additionally, we will share fellowship and meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner are covered by the registration fee).

WHAT THIS IS NOT: A continuation of the polarizing debate about abortion.

TO REGISTER: Send a 3-4 sentence paragraph about your interest in attending the retreat. Why does it interest you? What do you hope to experience during the day? How would you like this retreat to inform your future ministry? Please include your name, address, and preferred contact information (email &/or telephone number):

Email: cemerson@ants.edu or emelcher@ants.edu

We'll respond with detailed information about the day, including an agenda, our proposed covenant for our time together, and information for payment.

DEADLINE: Space is limited - please register no later than April 10, 2007.

REGISTRATION FEE: $25 if registered by March 31, 2007; $30 thereafter. Registration fee includes all journal and art materials, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A limited number of partial scholarships are available (inquire in your email about scholarships).

SPONSORED BY ANDOVER-NEWTON SEMINARIANS FOR CHOICE, WITH SUPPORT FROM THE RELIGIOUS COALITION FOR REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE; for more information about the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, visit their website at www.rcrc.org.

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Student Worker Needed
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The Dean of Students and Housing offices are looking for a student to work 5 to 10 hours a week. Duties will include making appointments, filing, copying, research and other tasks as needed. We are looking for someone organized and efficient who will be able to work into the summer. Please submit a letter of intent and a resume to Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator
voice: 617-964-1100 x261
fax: 617-965-3528
email: AODowd@ants.edu

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Resident Representative Applications
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For the 2007-2008 academic year the Dean of Students office will hire six Resident Representatives, two in Farwell and one in each of the other resience halls. Applications will be available Friday March 30, 2007 at the Housing Office (Worcester 101) and are due Friday April 13, 2007.

Living in community in ANTS can be one of the most meaningful experiences ANTS students have while pursuing their degrees. Resident Representatives (RRs) play a critical role in the fostering and nurturing of community life. Resident Representatives are ANTS students who are employees of the ANTS Dean of Students and Community Life office (DOS) and work closely with the Housing Coordinator to supervise and facilitate the day-to-day operation of ANTS residence halls. Being a Resident Representative provides an excellent opportunity to exercise the gift of hospitality, among others. The selection process is open. Current RRs are encouraged to reapply; their experience and performance will be taken into consideration; and they are in full competition with other applicants.

Please contact Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office if you have any questions.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator

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For Your Curriculum Planning
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Dear Students,

Beginning in the fall of 2007, two curricular areas, CMAD/CMLE (Church Administration/Ministerial Leadership) and CONG (Congregational Life) will be merged into one area: Church and Ministry: Leadership, or CMLE.

If you have already taken one course in CMAD/CMLE or CONG, you will have already met the requirement for CMLE. You still must earn 90 credits in order to meet the expectations of an MDIV, however, so bear this in mind as you plan your courses for the future.

For students who have only taken CMAD/CMLE or CONG, but not both, I recommend you consider taking an additional course in leadership next year in the CMLE area. We anticipate that the following courses in CMLE will be offered next year (this will not be set until the catalogue is published in July):

Fall: Congregational Life, Sharon Thornton; Leadership Practices, Jeff Jones
Winter: Seeing Things Whole, Margaret Benefiel
Spring: Ministerial Leadership in Program Planning and Evaluation, Sarah Drummond
June: The Disciple Forming Congregation, Jeff Jones, E-Learning; Leading from Within, Margaret Benefiel, E-Learning

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

Sarah Drummond
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership
sdrummond@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 230

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Community Day (Indoor) BBQ Dinner
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Tuesday, March 27th
5:00 PM
Noyes

Journeys on the Hill (JOTH) and the Student Association are hosting a Community Day (Indoor) BBQ Dinner in honor of our volunteers who have participated in the ANTS/Hebrew College Community Day community service. Kosher meals are being provided.

ANTS' own Lisa Durkee Abbott is inviting anyone who wants to bring an instrument to join her in a jam session during dinner.

All volunteers, residents, students, faculty, staff, ANTS & Hebrew College friends and their families are invited. This replaces the regular dinner in the ANTS Dining Hall.

See you there!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: SA@ants.edu


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Reception for WomenWatch Art Exhibit - Thursday, March 29, 2007
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THursday, March 29, 2007
5-7 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

Reception, Reading and Concert to Celebrate the Exhibition

"WomenWatch: A Passage to Hope"
1 March – 1 April, 2007
An exhibition of art celebrating women's courage
at
The Meeting House Gallery
Andover Newton Theological School

New art by Marika Barnett, Steven Bogart, Ricardo Jardin, Eve Chayes Lyman, Isaac Majak, Pamela Marshall, Rania Matar, Segun Olorunfemi, Linda Fisher Privitera, Young Shin, Sirarpi Heghinian Walzer and Zoe Perry Wood. The exhibition will include photographs from Afghanistan, India, Lebanon, Nicaragua and Sudan.

Public reception on Thursday, 29 March 2007, 5 – 7 p.m., together with poets Elizabeth Kirshner and Marjorie Agosin reading their works at 7 p.m., and a musical performance of new music by Pamela Marshall, by the quartet of Jodi Hitzhusen (soprano), Lisa Conley (flute), Jing Li (cello), and Pamela Marshall (piano, and reader).

This event is cosponsored by the Program in Worship, Theology, and the Arts at Andover Newton Theological School, and "Art Without Borders", a collaborative non-profit of artists committed to defending and promoting artists' rights in the world (www.artwb.org).

All events are free and the public is warmly invited.


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The Andover Newton Community Art Show - Deadline for Entries: March 30
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April 9, 2007 - Commencement

You (students, faculty, staff, friends and relatives) are invited to submit art for The Annual Andover Newton Community Art Exhibit (April 9- Commencement) to be held in the Meetinghouse.

Each person may submit up to four pieces of any art form.

Please submit art before Friday, March 30 by giving it to Joy, OR bringing it to the Meetinghouse and following directions posted in the front lobby, OR by emailing Joy (joyful_i_am@yahoo.com) to set up a time to deliver it.

For each piece you submit, please write an "artist's statement" including your name, the name of the piece, the medium, and a short (3-4 sentences) explanation of your process, intent or anything interesting you have to say about yourself or the art.

Support the ARTS at ANTS by participating in this opportunity!

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2007 KOINONIA PREACHING FESTIVAL
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Are you graduating from ANTS this May? Then enter the 2007 ANTS Koinonia Preaching Festival, and share your gifts for preaching!

Entering rounds will be held between now and April 9, 2007, and finalists will preach in Community Chapel on Wednesday, April 11. If you are interested in entering, please contact Prof. Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu.

Come celebrate preaching at ANTS!

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Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - April 28 - UPDATED
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April 28, 2007
Noyes Hall
2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
*No golfing experience necessary

Win a Vacation for Two at
The Samoset Resort
On the Ocean
Rockport, Maine
3 days and two nights
plus $300 cash voucher
toward recreation and meals
(Trip to be taken within one year)

The First Annual ANTS Indoor Golf Classic is a fun-filled family experience. You will compete in nine table games that involve rolling a golf ball by hand. Enter the "hole in one" and putting contests, too. Scores are arbitrarily given out by game attendants. If you don't like your score, you can pay an extra dollar for another chance. Anyone can win! Silent auction table and dance lessons for $5 for 15 minutes every hour. Bring the whole family!

Tickets: $10
Raffle Tickets: $10, 3 for $20

For information and tickets, call
Mary Herzog
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2243
Phone: 617-964-1107 ext. 208
Email: mherzog@ants.edu

On campus, tickets are available from the receptionist at Dabney Hall.

All proceeds will be donated to the Office of the Dean of Students for the purpose of improving the quality of student life.

Flyer:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042807golf.pdf

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Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
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You can help in the following ways:
1. Help us physically set up the room on the morning of the event.
2. Help us sell tickets…they are $10.00 each.
3. We need items donated for the silent auction. Suggestions are: a theme basket of school or office supplies (or any other theme you have in mine), sports tickets, theater tickets, a weekend get-away, a jewelry item, a musical instrument, etc. We have already received a variety of gift certificates from local stores and businesses.
4. Ask your business or church to sponsor a hole. We will advertise all sponsors in the printed programs that will be given to participants.

Your support of this project will be most appreciated. The ANTS Development Office has provided office space and a phone for Mary Herzog at 617-964-1100, ext. 208 for ticket sales and questions. You can always call Debbi Carter at 617-964-1100, ext. 264.


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Housing for Commencement Weekend
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Any students interested in renting dorm rooms for friends and family during Commencement (the weekend of May 18 - 20) should get requests into the Housing Office no later than Friday March 30 at 4:00. Any rooms not reserved by students at the end of the day on Friday will be released to alumni/ae for rental.

Rooms in Appleton-Chase and Farwell Hall are available at a nightly rate of $25. These rooms have shared bathrooms and accommodate one person each. Guests must provide their own bedding and towels. Separate linen rental is available from the Housing Office for $25 per person.

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing Coordinator
voice: 617-964-1100 x261
fax: 617-965-3528
email: AODowd@ants.edu

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Compline Worship Service - Tuesday, March 27th
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Tuesday, March 27th
Meeting House
9-9:30PM

Friends,
Please join Professor Burrows in evening worship. We will close the day together with Compline, pray the psalms as the monks do at Glastonbury Abbey.
All are welcome.

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Attention all Graduating Students!
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This year Baccalaureate and Commencement will be held on the Andover Newton campus. Baccalaureate will be held on Friday, May 18, in the new Wilson Chapel, with a reception following under a tent on the quad. Commencement will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 on the quad, with a reception following under the tent. Graduating students will need to gather at 1:00 pm in the Wilson Chapel to prepare to process. The Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor will be speaking. If it rains on Commencement Day we will hold the service at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre.

If you have questions or need more information please contact me!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


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Student Association Town Hall Meeting
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With Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis
March 28th
Noon
Noyes

Dean Bill Herzog and Dean Nancy Nienhuis will be joining us for a Town Meeting in Upper Noyes, Wednesday, March 28th, Noon - 1 PM. This is your chance to bring questions, concerns or suggestions to Bill or Nancy on any topic.

Please bring your lunch and join us!

Any questions about the meeting, please contact the SA Exec (SA@ants.edu).

Contact: SA Exec
Email: SA@ants.edu

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