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Thursday, April 19, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Thursday, April 19, 2007

In this message:


- Invitation to be in Solidarity with Virginia Tech
- Gracenotes - New Articles


- Registrar's Office Closed
- Glass Slipper Prom - UPDATE
- Episcopal Service of Holy Eucharist
- Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral"
- REMINDER: TWO DAYS LEFT Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
- Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
- Notice from Campus Mail
- Invitation to Ordination Service
- "The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
- Spring Gift Show
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - April 28, 2007

Invitation to be in Solidarity with Virginia Tech

Wear Maroon and Orange on Friday

Dear Ants Community Members,

I've received the following invitation and was asked to pass this on to the student community: "Please join us on Friday, April 20, for "Hokie Hope" – an alumni-led effort of wearing orange and maroon colors in support of Virginia Tech. This Friday will be an "Orange and Maroon Effect" day, which has been traditionally held for athletic events. Tech alumni invite everyone across the country to be a part of the Virginia Tech family this Friday and wear orange and maroon to support the Tech community."

Gracenotes - New Articles
Gracenotes is a biweekly blog from the Andover Newton faculty. It consists of poetry, prayers, liturgical pieces, and theological potpourri from the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School.

Read two new articles on Gracenotes posted this week:

"Gracenotes on Virgina Tech" by Sarah B. Drummond, Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education

"Prayer for Yom Ha-Shoah" by Gregory Mobley, Associate Professor of Old Testament

View Gracenotes:

Registrar's Office Closed
I will be out of the office for the next few days. I'll be back on Tuesday, April 24.

Nayda Aguila

Glass Slipper Prom - UPDATE

You are invited to The Glass Slipper Prom!
It will be on Friday April 20, 2007 at 8 o'clock in Upper Noyes Hall.
For commuting students interested in staying Friday night for Prom please contact Amelia in Worcester 101 regarding rooms available.
Please know that although it is semi-formal all students are, of course, welcome to come as they wish.

Hope to see you there!
For more information please contact Ruth Edens at

Episcopal Service of Holy Eucharist
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
1:00 pm
Colby Chapel

Please join us for our monthly service of Holy Eucharist on Tuesday, April 24th at 1:00 pm in the chapel. Presiding and preaching will be The Rev. Catherine Richardson Venkatesh

Contact: Janice Ford

Dramatic Reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral"

There will be a dramatic reading of T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" in Stoddard Hall on Tuesday, April 24nd at 8p.m. This reading is a part of Libby Schap's final project for her MATA degree and it includes Andover Newton students Kate Galop, Jason Alspaugh, Jessica Adams, and Chip Hurd. This event has no charge and all are welcome to attend!

Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
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:

-Vice President
-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 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 (

Unleashing Our Divine Purpose

Come join us in an interactive experience in which we dare to re-imagine our God, our faith, and our mission with Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones and his book Holy Play. Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones is a renowned preacher, teacher and author.

When: April 29 – May 1
Fellowship & Food 6 – 7pm
Evening Workshops 7 – 9pm
Where:Union Baptist Church

Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, Pastor
874 Main Street
Cambridge MA 02139
Contact:Sister Cordelia at 617-308-2319or to register or for more information
Registration:$15 Pre-registration, $5 Senior Citizen Rate
Union Baptist Church Christian Education Institute

Notice from Campus Mail
Mail Box people:

1. If you are leaving for the summer or permanently, you need to fill out an official Mail Forwarding, Change of Address Order available from any post office. On that form you need to indicate if the move is just for the summer, or permanently. If it is a permanent move, we can forward your first class mail for six months and then we will return it to the sender. If it is a temporary move, we will forward your first class mail until you return. If you do not fill out this form, your mail will not be forwarded.

2. For those of you who are leaving and want your mail forwarded, please provide us with three or four sheets of mailing labels with your new address on them. This prevents errors when we forward your mail.

3. Please send out change of address postcards to those you want to be certain you receive mail from. Any mail that is not first class will be discarded, including magazines and catalogs, so be certain to notify publishers of your new address.

4. If you are staying on campus for the summer, your mail will be delivered as usual.

The Mail Room Staff

Invitation to Ordination Service
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

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


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

For further info see flyers or contact Cristina Cabrera, Ecology Minister at 617-872-8275 or

Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
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.
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:

Spring Gift Show

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!

Spring Fling BBQ!
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

Spring into Fun With The ANTS Golf Classic And Silent Auction - April 28, 2007
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


Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?

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.

Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic

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.

Mary Herzog
Phone: 617-964-1107 ext. 208

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand