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Monday, May 14, 2007

ANTS Student E-news - Monday, May 14, 2007 - EVENTS THIS WEEK and NEWS

In this Message:
- The Andover Newton Community Art Show
- Library Summer Hours
- Come to Spring Convocation! - SPECIAL LOW PRICE For Students, SENIORS free
- Nick Page Power Sing at COnvocation - May 17
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
- Commencement 2007
- New Admissions Counselor & Office Manager

The Andover Newton Community Art Show
April 11- May 21

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

Library Summer Hours
The library begins a reduced schedule on May 11:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

The regular academic session schedule will resume with the summer term, May 29.

Come to Spring Convocation! - SPECIAL LOW PRICE For Students, SENIORS free
Spring Convocation and Reunions
May 17, 2007
The keynote speaker at Spring Convocation will be Rev. Liz Walker, award-winning journalist and former anchor of the WBZ evening news. Following Liz's address, a panel of Andover Newton faculty will discuss trouble areas around the globe. In the afternoon, enjoy World Music with Nick Page, founder and director of Mystic Chorale.
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Seniors are invited as our guests, and other students, faculty and staff are invited at the special ANTS price of $7. Guests and friends are invited to pay $20 for the day.

Nick Page Power Sing at COnvocation - May 17
Nick Page will do a Power Sing after lunch on May 17th and that is not to be missed!

Nick Page is a composer, conductor, author, and song leader. From 1983 to 1986, Mr. Page was a conductor with the Chicago Children¹s Choir and he currently directs the Mystic Chorale of Boston as well as leading sings and workshops throughout the Americas and Europe. He is the author of two books for teachers and his choral music is published by Boosey & Hawkes and by World Music Press. He has a Music Education degree from Ithaca College and a Masters in Education from Lesley College. See testimonies on Nick's homepage. A resume is below.

Nick Page has been surrounded by singing all of his life. Every Saturday night his family would gather around the fire to sing folk songs, pop songs, spirituals, and rounds---songs in harmony. Nick does not see these early experiences as being old fashioned or from a distant past, long ago replaced by television. Instead, he sees these experiences as being necessary for growth, both as an individual and as a member of society.

Believing that there should be no separation between the talented and the untalented, Nick Page makes his living as a song leader. He works with children who have an inborn love of singing and he works with adults, many of whom have lost their love of singing a long time ago. Nick renews the love. He also works with educators, both classroom teachers and music specialists. The main themes in his teacher workshops surround the perspectives of multi-cultural and multi-sensory learning, particularly with the aid of singing.

"I've never seen anyone else who can capture the enthusiasm of a crowd and make them all into joyful, expressive, energized singers like Nick can." Lee Kessalman, composer

"Nick uses his knowledge of the cultural context of the music to take the students on a musical journey they long to travel again and again." Tim Sharp, Miami Children¹s Choir

"Nick Page is an American Icon, a song leader and choral composer dedicated to world music and music education for all." Dr. Doreen Rao

Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be covered by a large tent insuring the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees, Faculty and Staff do not have to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students, Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info:

Photos of Chapel:

Commencement 2007
Baccalaureate Service
May 18, 2007
7:00 p.m. in the new Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton Theological School

May 19, 2007
2:00 p.m. on the Quad at Andover Newton Theological School
(Rain location: First Baptist Church of Newton, Newton Centre)

The Reverend Dr. Nancy Taylor, Senior Minister at Old South Church, Copley Square, Boston, has agreed to be the speaker at the Andover Newton 2007 Commencement ceremonies on May 19, 2007. Dr. Taylor, a member of the Andover Newton Board of Trustees, is an outspoken and prophetic voice in New England and the nation on issues of social justice.
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New Admissions Counselor & Office Manager
I am very pleased to announce that Karen Hernandez-Andrews has accepted the position of Admissions Counselor & Office Manager effective May 14, 2007.

Karen is graduating from Andover Newton this year with a Master of Arts in Theological Research in Christian-Muslim Understanding. She has been a UMC Representative to the Massachusetts Council of Churches-Christian-Muslim Dialogue Board since 2005, and co-facilitated the Peace Abbey Multi-Faith Council in Sherborn, MA in 2005-2006. While attending Wellesley College, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Peace and Justice Studies with a concentration in Islam, she worked in the Office of the Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, and with the Peace and Justice Studies program. She has experience with data systems, spreadsheets, planning events, coordinating with other campus offices, and creating brochures and fliers.

An outgoing, friendly, and creative person, for the past twenty years Karen has also worked as a self employed Choreographer, at present working mostly in educational theatre. She is currently the Liturgical Dance Director at Sudbury United Methodist Church.

Please join me in welcoming Karen as a new staff member.

Peg Carroll

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Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand