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Monday, May 07, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, May 7, 2007 - EVENTS THIS WEEK - and NEWS

- Art Exhibit: Community Art Exhibit
- Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You - April 25-May 11
- Vote in Student Association Elections
- Writing Tutor Available

- Matt Boulton's Farewell Reception - Monday, May 7

- Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - Wednesday, May 9

- Annual Employee Appreciation Lunch - Thursdsay, May 10
- REGISTER NOW - Come to Spring COnvocation! - SPECIAL LOW PRICE For Students, SENIORS free

- Nick Page Power Sing at Convocation - May 17
- Request for Pianist at Reunion Dinner - May 17
- BTI Spring Bulletin Available

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

Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You - April 25-May 11
Join in the ANTS Spring Paper Drive: Wednesday, April 25 until Friday, May 11.
Our goal? To collect at least 2 tons of paper by May 11.

Did you know?
*ANTS has a paper collection bin behind the Meeting House.
*The recycling company provides the bin for free if we produce at least 2 tons per month.
*We're in danger of losing the bin, since we've been producing only 0.25 tons per month.

We are asking every member of the ANTS community to bring in at least one paper shopping bag full of paper between now and May 11. All paper is acceptable; magazines, catalogues, and newspapers are great. Please, no phonebooks or cardboard of any kind.

Supported by the emerging Student Ecology Fellowship at ANTS: Come join us!
For more information or to get involved, contact Liz at

Vote in Student Association Elections - May 4 -10
The Student Association elections for the 2007- 2008 Executive Board officers will be held electronically on the Student Association Connect site from Friday, May 4th to Thursday, May 10th . We now have a full slate of officers! A short statement from each of the candidates will also appear on the SA connect site.

For President: Len Hayward and Eric Wasileski

Vice President: Jason Boyd, Cristina Cabrera and Sherry Thomas

Secretary: Tempest Brevard

Treasurer: Phillip Fitz

Student Life Chair: Kurt Walker

One of the conclusions of yesterday's meeting was: The Student Association is a vital part of our community! With that in mind, we encourage all members of the student body to participate in this election.

Student Association Elections are in progress from Friday, May 4 to Thursday, May 10. Vote online now!

To learn more about the candidates, visit the Student Association campus group in Connect:

Writing Tutor Available
An end-of-semester reminder: I'm happy to work with you on final papers or anything else you might be writing (or contemplating writing!)

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in Worcester 302. I will be here May 1, 8, 10, and 15. So catch me soon!

Feel free to drop by during my hours, but it's usually best to make an appointment by email.

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
617-964-1100 x 282

Matt Boulton's Farewell Reception - Monday, May 7
Dear Friends:

Our farewell reception for Matt Boulton and his family will be held on Monday, May 7th at 3 pm in the Peck Room.

Be there to express your appreciation for Matt's wonderful ministry in our midst and to wish Matt and his family the very best as they enter this period of transition.

See you there.

Bill Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty

Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - Wednesday, May 9
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please set aside Wednesday, May 9 from 3-4:30 as a time to thank Darrick and wish him well as he leaves to begin his new position as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association. Be sure to congratulate him on obtaining his Master of Divinity degree as well! We will have desserts and beverages in the MEETINGHOUSE. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this event. If you find you are unable to attend, please make it a point to stop by the Admissions/Recruitment Office (before May 16, his last day!) to express your personal appreciation for the contributions Darrick has made to the Admissions/Recruitment Office, Student Services in general, and the larger campus community.

So put the date on your calendar and come and join us as we bless Darrick on his way to a new adventure!
Thanks so much,

Annual Employee Appreciation Lunch - Thursday, May 10
12:00 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Peck Room

The Annual Employee Appreciation Lunch will be held on Thursday, May 10.

REGISTER NOW - Come to Spring COnvocation! - SPECIAL LOW PRICE For Students, SENIORS free
Registration DEADLINE: May 10

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.
Registration has been extended to May 10.
Read Convocation Invitation:

View Schedule:

Download Registration Form:

Register Online:

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

Request for Pianist at Reunion Dinner - May 17
We are looking for a pianist for dinner music for the alum dinner on May 17. There will be a Kurtzweiler keyboard - we're looking for nice background music. Appropriate material appreciation will be shown...
Please contact Priscilla Deck at 617-964-1100 ext. 209 or

BTI Spring Bulletin Available
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the Spring 2007 issue of the Bulletin of the Boston Theological Institute (ISSN 1538-6597) has now been published.The Bulletin is available on-line at:

(The downloadable size of the file is 5.6M!)

This issue focuses on aspects of violence and policymaking, featuring personalities such as Pope Benedict XVI, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Senator John Kerry, Fr. Raymond Helmick, S.J., Mary Evelyn Tucker, and others* in addition to announcing new BTI Faculty publications and other events such as the ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication of Wilson Chapel of Andover Newton Theological School.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand