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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Wednesday, April 11, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Tomorrow's Search and Call Event POSTPONED
- Spring Gift Show

REVIEW

- Darrick Jackson is moving on!
- Special Guest Speaker and Invitation - April 19
- Spring Fling BBQ!
- Student Association Elections 2007-08 - Call for Candidates
- Peace Fellowship Meeting - Thursday April 12
- Open Labyrinth Walks - Schedule Changes
- The Community Art Show - April 11 – May 21
- Coffeehouse! Wednesday, April 18
- LAST CALL For Field Ed Info Session
- An Evening of Retreat - A Symposium with Dorothy Bass - April 24, 2007
- Baccalaureate and Commencement - Ushers Needed
- Discrimination Against Muslims Since 9/11
- Spring into Fun - April 28, 2007
- Andover Newton Indoor Golf Classic - Can You Help?
- Silent Auction Donations for the ANTS Indoor Golf Classic
- PilgrIMAGES - April 12

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Search and Call Event POSTPONED
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Due to the impending unfavorable weather conditions, tomorrow's Search and Call event is being POSTPONED.

Search and Call: Entering a Congregation and Thriving as a New Pastor has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 24th from 9 AM-12:30 PM in the Meetinghouse.

If you have any questions, please be in touch with Kris LoFrumento, lofrumentok@macucc.org 508-875-5233 x274.

If you want to register, there is still time! Just be in touch with Kris LoFrumento.

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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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Peace Fellowship Meeting
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Easter is past and the end of the semester is coming fast. Let's gather at least one more time to look back and forward.

Thursday April 12 5-6:00 pm in the cafeteria

The main order of business is the transition in leadership for next year. Please join us.
Cynthia Knowles
CELL: 617-838-7294
cynthia@iecc.com

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Open Labyrinth Walks - Schedule Changes
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This week's open labyrinth walk will be held on Tuesday, April 10. There will be no walk on Wednesday this week.
Next week, there will be no labyrinth walk so that all may come to the coffee house on Wednesday, April 18 in the Meetinghouse.
The final two walks of the semester will be on the Wednesday nights of April 25 and May 2.
As always, the walks are in the Meetinghouse from 7:30-9:30 p.m. You can come anytime during those hours. All are welcome, especially those who have never walked a labyrinth before!
Questions? Contact Martha Bays at mbays@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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LAST CALL For Field Ed Info Session
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If you are planning on doing Field Education 2007/2008 and have not yet attended an orientation, you must attend the LAST information session this Thursday, April 12 at 1:00PM in the Peck Room.

If you have a scheduling conflict please contact Debbie Craig at ext 316 or dcraig@ants.edu

Debbie Craig
Field Education and DMin Program Administrator
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
dcraig@ants.edu

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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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Discrimination Against Muslims Since 9/11
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Thursday, April 12, 12:00PM-1:45PM, Davis 201

Join Louis Serio and Karen Hernandez-Andrews for their compelling and informative presentation examining the discrimination Muslims face in the United States post 9/11. Including cases studies and a focus on the media, there will also be one Muslim speaker. Jessica Masse is the Interfaith Coordinator for the Islamic Society of Boston and she will be present to speak and answer questions as well. Please join us. Any questions can be directed to Karen, at KarenLHAndrews@aol.com or Lou, at lserio@ants.edu


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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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PilgrIMAGES - April 12
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Join ANTS student Liddy Gerchman Barlow on Thursday, April 12 for a
journey through England and Wales in photographs, stories, poems, and
songs. Meet Celtic and Saxon saints, explore great cathedrals and
abandoned abbeys, and refresh your spirit at holy wells. Come "kneel
where prayer has been valid" and discover what the ancient practice of
pilgrimage can teach us today. Bring your lunch to Upper Noyes from
12:15 to 1:00 p.m.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu