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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday, April 17, 2007

In this message:


- REMINDER: Dorothy Bass Symposium
- Unleashing Our Divine Purpose
- Notice from Campus Mail
- No Wednesday Community Chapel on April 18, 2007


- Earth Stewardship Begins with Us
- Glass Slipper Prom
- Invitation to Ordination Service
- "The Nature of Being Human: Coming to Terms with Biomedical Advances in Human Well-Being" - April 26
- Keep Our Community From Going Hungry
- Sending News Items to Student E-news - REMINDER
- Requesting Web Edits - REMINDER - 5-10 days LEAD TIME Required
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
- Spring Gift Show
- Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
- Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
- Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
- Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic

REMINDER: Dorothy Bass Symposium
Today, Tuesday, April 17 is the last day that you are able to register for the Dorothy Bass Symposium. Please contact Debbie Craig at or (617) 964-1100 ext 316 if you are planning on attending this free event.

Debbie Craig
Field Education and DMin Program Administrator
(617) 964-1100 ext 316

Unleashing Our Divine Purpose

Come join us in an interactive experience in which we dare tore-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

No Wednesday Community Chapel on April 18, 2007

Our community chapel was held this week on Tuesday, April 17, in order to facilitate a joint worship service with Hebrew Chapel for "Holocaust Remembrance Day."

Chapel will resume its Wednesday schedule next week, April 25.

Thanks to all who have inquired and expressed an interest in this event. Unfortunately, most who expressed an interest are unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts resulting from our choice of a weekday event, borne of our desire to welcome both rabbinical students and BTI seminarians without interfering with anyone's Sabbath. We'll be taking a look at best options for rescheduling the event for early fall, and will keep you posted. In the meantime, please remember to check out for important reflections on religion and reproductive choice

Glass Slipper Prom
You are invited to The Glass Slipper Prom!
It will be on Friday April 20, 2007 at 8 o'clock in Upper Noyes Hall.
Hope to see you there!
For more information please contact Ruth Edens at

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:

Keep Our Community From Going Hungry

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

Sending News Items to Student E-news - REMINDER
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 Include the text of your message or an attached file containing your message.

You can also fill out the Event Form at:

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!

Requesting Web Edits - REMINDER - 5-10 days LEAD TIME Required
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
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:
Note: Notices for the Event Calendar will be posted by Friday of the week they are received, if possible.

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

Featured News on the Home Page
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


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!

Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
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

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

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 (

Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
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,
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.

Spring into Fun - 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