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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, May 29, 2007

- Sarah Drummond Appointed Associate Dean of the Faculty
- Special bookstore hours for first week of summer classes
- New Student with ADA Dog

- Farewell for Karen Brockney - Tuesday, May 29
- Course Listings for 2007-2008 Available
- Catalog 2007-2008 Now Available
- Bordercrossing Trip Information for January
- 60th Birthday Celebration for Nick Carter
- Library Summer Hours

Sarah Drummond Appointed Associate Dean of the Faculty
I am pleased to announce that I am appointing Dr. Sarah Drummond as
Associate Dean of the Faculty and Assistant Professor of Ministerial
Leadership. Although the appointment begins on July 1, 2007, Dr.
Drummond will assume her role in the curricular revisioning process
immediately. In addition, when I am out of town, she will act in my
stead and on my behalf.

Associate Dean Drummond brings a wealth of training and experience to
her new position. She conducted and oversaw the renovation of the Field
Education program here at Andover Newton and will continue in her role
as Director of Field Education. She regularly teaches courses on the
topic of ministerial leadership, an area in which she continues to
publish. Sarah has worked in the office of the Freshman Dean at Harvard
College where she managed a staff of 25 resident proctors and counseled
students in need. As a consultant for The Evaluation Project of
Valparaiso University, she continues to pursue her interests in
theological education and the management issues associated with
theological schools .

In addition to her academic qualifications and administrative
experience, Dr. Drummond is an ordained minister in the United Church of
Christ where she has served as Interim Pastor, Associate Pastor and
Campus Chaplain. As an Affiliated Minister of The memorial Church in
Harvard Yard, Sarah serves in an advisory capacity to the staff and
preaches as opportunity permits in the Church.

Dr. Drummond received her Ph.D. in Urban Education at the University of
Wisconsin, Milwaukee, a Master of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School
and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University. She is married to
Daniel Birmingham Drummond. The couple has one child, Jacqueline Judith
Drummond, or J.J. for short.

I welcome Sarah to this new post. It is my fond hope that this move
will centralize the academic administration of the school and create a
responsive and flexible style of leadership to the school. As we iron
out the details of this new arrangement, we will keep you informed and
solicit your feedback.

Bill Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty

Special bookstore hours for first week of summer classes
The bookstore will be open 8:30 am - 5 pm Tuesday - Thursday, 8:30 am -
4 pm on Friday to accommodate students who want to purchase books before
morning classes.

Beginning the week of June 4 summer hours take effect: 10 am - 5 pm,
Mon.-Thurs., 10 am - 4 pm Fri.

Also note that any store credits or gift certificates issued by the
Andover Newton Bookstore must be redeemed prior to June 30 when the
Massachusetts Bible Society ceases its ownership of the store and the
store becomes part of the theological school. After June 30, bookstore
credit slips and gift certificates will have to be redeemed through the
Boston office of MBS.

New Student with ADA Dog
Dear Community Members,

We have a new student at Andover Newton who requires the services of an
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) registered service dog. The dog
will accompany her everywhere she goes on campus, including into her
residence hall. Please join me in welcoming this new student to our

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Farewell for Karen Brockney - Tuesday, May 29
Attention: Staff, Faculty, Students, Grads...
As many of you know, Karen Brockney is retiring from Andover Newton
this month. We invite all of you to come and say Farewell to Karen on
Tuesday, May 29th from 3:00-4:30 in the Peck Conference Room.

If you can't make it but want to pass along a message, she can be
reached at or you can send a message to and we will make sure she receives it.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Rose Costas, Priscilla Deck, Peg Carroll

Course Listings for 2007-2008 Available
The course listings for 2007-2008 are now available on the ANTs Web

Fall 2007

Winter 2008

Spring 2008

Summer 2008

Catalog 2007-2008 Now Available
The following sections of the Catalog for 2007-2008 are now available

- Course and Programs 2007-2008

- Admissions and Financial Aid 2007-2008

The Student Handbook 2007-2008 will be available soon.

View and download the Catalog:

Bordercrossing Trip Information for January
A Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey
Professor Brita Gill-Austern
Dates January 21-31, 2008

This year's Border Crossing trip will take place on the border
between Mexico and the U.S. with the majority of our time being spent in
Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tucson, Arizona. This class will
study the complex issues of immigration, the related issues of global
economics that drive immigration and the implications of the
militarization of the border on those who cross. We shall study
multiple perspectives on immigration with the goal of empowering persons
to address and respond to a critical and divisive issue in our society
and in churches. We will join with the bi-national, non-profit
organization of Borderlinks for our time at the border. Students need
to preregister with Professor Gill-Austern by September 15th.

This class fulfills three renewal area requirements, FHS,GCIM and TPL
as well as the Justice Matters class.

60th Birthday Celebration for Nick Carter
Date: Monday, June 11, 2007
Time: Any time between 3-5 p.m.
For: Cake and Ice Cream and lots of Candles

You are cordially invited to an Open House at the:

President's House
196 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

No gifts please, but let's shower him with cards.
(Funny cards are most welcome.)

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.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand