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Friday, April 13, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Friday, April 13, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Invitation to Ordination Service
- YOGA CANCELLED
- "The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
- Patriot's Day Holiday - Monday, April 16
- Keep Our Community From Going Hungry

REVIEW

- Sending News Items to Student E-news - REMINDER
- Requesting Web Edits - REMINDER - 5-10 days LEAD TIME Required
- EARTH WEEK 2007
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
- Yom Ha-shoah Holocaust Remembrance Event
- Spring Gift Show
- Darrick Jackson is moving on!
- Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
- The Community Art Show - April 11 – May 21
- Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
- An Evening of Retreat - A Symposium with Dorothy Bass - April 24, 2007
- Baccalaureate and Commencement - Ushers Needed
- Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
- Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic


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Invitation to Ordination Service
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The First Baptist Church of Newton invites the ANTS community to the ordination service to the Christian Ministry of Juan Manuel (Manny) Santiago-Rodriguez (class of '07)

Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2007
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street
Newton Centre, MA

The speaker will be The Rev. Victor A. Feliberty, Dean of Administration of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and Representative of the Episcopal Church (USA)to the Board of the Council of Churches in Puerto Rico. The Rev. Feliberty is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA and a former student of Dr. Justo Gonzales as well as a former fellow of the Hispanic Theological Initiative. He has serve as a chaplain, teacher, and pastor, and has served on the Board of Amnesty International and other human rights organizations.

J.M. Manny Santiago

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YOGA CANCELLED
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Due to professional commitments by Dana Moore, Yoga on Wednesday mornings will be cancelled for the rest of the semester. We will reconvene sessions in the fall. If you are interested in attending yoga please let Brita Gill-Austern bgillaus@ants.edu know what the best times for you would be. We would like to find a time that is as convenient as possible for the most people.

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459
617 964 1000 ext. 219
bgillaus@ants.edu

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"The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
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April 26th 2007

Sponsored by Andover Newton Theological School and the Boston Theological Institute, with support from the John T.Templeton Foundation through its "New Visions of Nature Project."

BTI members, church clergy and interested laypeople: Here is a chance to explore recent developments on the cutting edge of biological repair and human enhancement, and how these developments are forcing us all to face the moral and ethical issues that result. Join us to learn, question, discuss and challenge how we can come to terms with these new technologies. Programming developed in cooperation with the BTI science/religion group and their "Human Nature Project." Based on submissions to the Project's prize essay contest.

Topics include:

- Linda Marie Jordon, "The Power of Prayer in Modern Medicine"

- Joseph Proccacini," Neurobiology, Neuroethics and the Mind"

- Frank Villa, "Bioethics for Lay People:Topics for Dialogue in Local Churches"

There will be lectures/ presentations by Dr. David Page entitled " Biology 101: Exploring our place in the universe" and by Dr. Ron Cole-Turner entitled "Genetic Eschatology: Genetics and the Human Future."

Free Supper. Please RSVP for planning purposes. 617-964-1100 extension 209.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042607beinghuman.htm

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Patriot's Day Holiday - Monday, April 16
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The school offices will be closed on Monday, April 16. The Library will be open. Classes are in session.

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Keep Our Community From Going Hungry
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Friends,

Please keep our food pantry in your hearts, minds and hands. An essential part of waging peace in the world is being mindful of those less fortunate. If you have something to spare, please share it. I encourage you all to ask your field ed sites, churches and friends to make contributions as they are able. Please leave non-perishable foods in the food pantry in Sturtevant and toiletries and hygiene products either in my office on the first floor of Worcester or the donation box for Victory House in the front hall of Stoddard.

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

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Sending News Items to Student E-news - REMINDER
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Make sure you submit your items plenty of time in advance of your event.

To send news to Student E-News, send e-mail to enews@ants.edu. Include the text of your message or an attached file containing your message.

You can also fill out the Event Form at: http://www.ants.edu/eventform.htm

Please submit "ready to print" news items. We use your text as written. Before submission, please review your news items carefully for accuracy, grammar, and spelling. CORRECTIONS after publication always cause confusion.

Note: When sending e-mail news, brief messages are best!

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Requesting Web Edits - REMINDER - 5-10 days LEAD TIME Required
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We have been getting many Web edit requests with very little lead time lately...

Due to the volume of requests for Web site edits and additions, we must require lead time.
Please send requests for news or articles at least 5 working days in advance. We will try to post news and events as soon as possible after receipt, but please allow at least 5-10 days for your news. The order in which we post events or news depends on the date of the event and the date the notice was received.

Event Calendar
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Allow 5 days lead time for postings
To post or change events in the Event Calendar, please use the Event Form on the web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/eventform.htm
Note: Notices for the Event Calendar will be posted by Friday of the week they are received, if possible.

Web Site Edits
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Allow 5-10 days lead time for postings.
To request Web site edits, send e-mail to Karen Brockney at kbrockney@ants.edu.

Featured News on the Home Page
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Allow 5-10 days lead time for postings.
We receive many requests to feature news or events on the Home page. Sometimes there are conflicts with requests for a specific time period.
Priority for features is given to:
-Events sponsored or hosted by Andover Newton
-Features proposed by faculty members and administration.
-BTI events that take place on the Andover Newton campus
- Other on-campus events
Please be aware that we may not be able to honor all requests.
The final selection of news and events to feature rests with the Webmaster.

To request featured items on the Home page, send e-mail to Karen Brockney at kbrockney@ants.edu.

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EARTH WEEK 2007
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The Ecology Ministry invites you to participate in a variety of Earth Week 2007 events! A complete listing is available on the ANTS webpage at http://www.ants.edu/academics/fhs/ecology/EcoMin-Events.htm.

For further info see flyers or contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 or ccabrera@jackconway.com

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Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
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Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/

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Yom Ha-shoah Holocaust Remembrance Event
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Tuesday April 17, 2007
6-8 pm
Hebrew College, Room 102-103

Journeys on the Hill (JOTH) Interfaith Student Community invites you to a special Yom Ha-shoah Holocaust Remembrance Event:

Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust with Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold.

In honor of Yom Ha-Shaoh, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold, former director of Harvard Hillel, will be reading from his newly published memoir, Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust. In this elegant text, Rabbi Gold shares with the reader his experiences as a young religious person in the fascinating and often turbulent world of inter-war Poland. The book also contains Rabbi Gold's reflections on the Shoah and his liberation from the Nazi Germany. Please join us for this unique learning opportunity.

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Spring Gift Show
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Mark your calendars!! April 19, 9-4 pam a Spring Gift Fair sponsored by the Andover Newton Bookstore will be held in Upper Noyes Hall.

Several vendors will be on hand, including Ginny Remedi, ceramic artist who has participated in the Christmas Gift Market sponsored by students. A representative from Newhouse Robes will be here too with a selection of clergy robes for you to try on and order.

In addition: handcarved wooden crosses, silver crosses for Central America, liturgical artwork--bronzes, pottery, posters, icons. Gifts for graduating seminarians a special feature: discounts on complete sets of the New Interpreters Bible and the Interpretations Commentaries on the Old and New Testaments.

You may purchase items on site or fill out a gift registry to give to family and friends. Tell your friends, family, and church sponsors! Come, one and all!

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Darrick Jackson is moving on!
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Dear Members of the ANTS Community,

I am writing to let you know that Darrick Jackson has announced he will be leaving his position of Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment at ANTS in mid-May, shortly before he graduates with his Master of Divinity degree! He has accepted a newly created position at the Unitarian Universalist Association as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries, one for which he is very well-suited.

Darrick began working here as a Student Assistant in October of 2002, and became the Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions in June 2004. Darrick has been a trusted colleague and a vital member of the Admissions/Recruitment team, while maintaining his studies and participation in the life of the school as both a student and staff member.

In the coming weeks, please join me in thanking Darrick for a job well-done, congratulating him upon his graduation and his new position, offering him your prayers and good wishes, and bidding him a fond farewell. Although we will definitely miss him, we are joyful about his call to such an important position at the UUA. We will soon share plans about his official farewell party.

Peg Carroll
Director of Enrollment

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Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
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Rev. Richard Allen is a graduate of our School (1975). Currently, he is the Senior Minister at the Congregational Church in South Glastonbury in CT. He is known for his mission work both within and outside of the United States. On Thursday, April 19, 2007 from 6 PM to 8.50 PM he will share his experiences in my class "Mapping Mission Motives, Models, Methods of Christians." Our class meets in Davis 203. All interested members of our School are welcome to come to this class.

Daniel Jeyaraj

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Spring Fling BBQ!
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Saturday, April 28th
Noon to 2:00 PM
On the Quad

Come join the Student Association's annual end of year celebration! Bring your families and friends! We will be having barbeque, lawn games, and great fellowship followed by the "ANTS Indoor Golf Classic" at 2:00 PM.

Student Life will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, sodas and water. Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our graduates in style!

All students, faculty, administration, staff, families and friends are invited!

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
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Filing Deadline: Friday, April 20th

Your Student Association will be holding elections for the 2007-2008 academic year. The elections will be held from April 30th - May 4th. We are in need of candidates to fill the following offices:

-President
-Vice President
-Treasurer
-Secretary
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and office descriptions in the Handouts section of the Student Association Group in ANTS Connect: Election Procedures 2007-08.pdf

Letters of intent to run should be emailed to the Student Association at SA@ants.edu. These letters should include a brief paragraph about your involvement on campus and your goals should you be elected.

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, April 20th. Any questions? Email the Student Association (SA@ants.edu).

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The Community Art Show - April 11 – May 21
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You are invited to visit The Community Art Show at Andover Newton!
This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff, faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired forms including painting, drawing, collage, quilting, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse, April 11 – May 21

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Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
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Take a break from the papers and studying!
Come to the Coffee House
(hosted by our own talented musican/performer, Donna (DJ) Collins)
Meet the artists who contributed to this year's art show and share in the performance skills of musicians, dancers, poets, story-tellers, comedians, and other talented people from the ANTS community.
Sign up by emailing Donna (DJ) Collins, dcollins@ANTS.edu
with a brief description of your intended performance or come ready
to be a performer (a few spots will be available)
or come and be part of the audience.
Wednesday, April 18
8:30- 9 pm-snacks and reception
9pm- performances begin
in the Meetinghouse
See Joy for more information.

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An Evening of Retreat - A Symposium with Dorothy Bass - April 24, 2007
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Noyes Hall at ANTS
Free event open to all students, faculty, and community
Presented by the Department of Field Education at Andover Newton

Dorothy Bass is the director of Valparaiso University's Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith and editor of Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People. This book addresses the contemporary hunger for a way of life that can be lived with integrity amidst the many changes of our time by advocating the retrieval of twelve Christian practices.

Registration:
Mail by April 17th to
DCraig@ants.edu or
Debbie Craig
Field Ed Department
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/042407faithpractices.htm

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Baccalaureate and Commencement - Ushers Needed
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Planning is well underway for festive ceremonies to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2007 as we begin the 200th anniversary year of Andover Newton.

Baccalaureate will take place in the new Wilson Chapel, Friday, May 18 at 7 PM. Commencement on Saturday, May 19 will be on the quad at 2 PM (First Baptist Church in the event of rain). A reception on campus will follow each event.

To join in this wonderful opportunity to celebrate and affirm our classmates, please contact Theresa Stirling, TStirling @ants.edu or Judy Brandon, JBrandon@ants.edu Ushers are needed for both Baccalaureate and Commencement and the Commencement reception.

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

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Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
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Fundraiser Benefit For Student Life Needs

April 28, 2007
Upper Noyes Hall
2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Admission: $10

Come to the First Annual ANTS INDOOR GOLF CLASSIC
*Golfing experience may be a hindrance

Support the quality of student life.
Try something new for fun!
Treat yourself to a silent auction item.
Enjoy a few appetizers.
Enrich yourself with good company.
Invest in something positive... future church leaders.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the quality of life for students through the Office of the Dean of Students.

Raffle Tickets for
a Weekend in Maine
1 for $10, 3 for $20

Tickets are available at the reception desk in Dabney Hall and will be sold at the door.

For more information and tickets, call
Mary Herzog
Phone: 617-964-1107 ext. 208
Email: mherzog@ants.edu

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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Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic
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Some of the items donated for this event on April 28 include:
1. Noel Welch autographed hockey stick.
2. $100 gift certificate to Whole Foods
3. Joy Honen art print
4. 2 pieces of stained glass
5. $25 gift certificate to Florica
6. $25 gift certificate for helium party balloons
7. Ballroom dance lessons
8. Weekend in a Maine cabin

Can you donate an item or service to this event? All donations will be greatly appreciated!
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.


Call:
Mary Herzog
Phone: 617-964-1107 ext. 208
Email: mherzog@ants.edu


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