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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, July 03, 2007

In this message:

- Funeral for Nancy Stuart's mother
- Wanted: Movers and Shakers
- Help Design the New Student Lounge
- Get out of the heat in the Cafeteria!
- Collecting Musical instruments for Zambian orphans
- Updated - IFYI: Summer dorm residents of Andover Newton

Funeral for Nancy Stuart's mother
Dear ANTS Community,

As many of you know, Nancy Stuart's mother, Ruth Hibbard, died last week after a brief illness. Her funeral will take place at Allin Congregational Church in Dedham, 683 High Street, Saturday at 11 a.m. Your presence and/or prayers will be much appreciated.

Our heart goes out to Nancy in this time of grieving.

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

Wanted: Movers and Shakers
No, we're not looking for politicians and social climbers, but people who want to reach new spiritual heights through movement during chapel services.

Anyone with any type or level of dance training or experience is welcomed--along with anyone who has NO PREVIOUS TRAINING at all! Jesus' example encourages us to meet people at their level, and we will work with the gifts and skills that you bring. If you can wave your hands in the air (and wave them like you just don't care), that's great! Percussionists and other musicians are also sought.

Currently, we need people who want to present sacred movement during the Fall Convocation, Wednesday, September 12th. For those living in and around Boston, rehearsals will occur over the summer, so please respond by July 15th.

New and returning students: if you will arrive on campus by September 7th, there still will be a place for you. Come and join us!

If you're interested or have questions, please contact Regina Boyd at
or call 571-723-2652.

Help Design the New Student Lounge
The Student Lounge is being moved out of Sturtevant Hall and into its new place by the beginning of September. If you are interested in helping to design the layout of the new Student Lounge, please email the Student Association,

Get out of the heat in the Cafeteria!
Hello, All,

Once again we are going to keep the cafeteria open until 10 pm week nights to offer you an air conditioned place to get out of the heat. Building and Grounds will lock the door at 10 pm. We hope this helps to make your summer a bit more comfortable.


Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Collecting Musical instruments for Zambian orphans
I leave for Zambia on July 11th, leading a delegation of 20 with another member of the Board of DIrectors of the NGO Communities without Borders . We will be working in community schools with AIDS orphans and hope to bring as many musical instruments as we can with us, particularly recorders and small instruments. If you have anything you can donate could you please leave with Jennifer Shaw. We will also be building a health clinic in Simukanka, a rural community in Zambia, to which some members of the ANTS staff and faculty have contributed. I am deeply grateful for your help in this project. Brita Gill-Austern

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459
617 964 1000 ext. 219

Updated - IFYI: Summer dorm residents of Andover Newton
Attention summer dorm residents of Andover Newton!!
I-FYI Meeting Rescheduled!

Mark your calendars:
Thursday, July 5th at 6:30pm
Sturtevant Lounge

Inter-Faith Youth Initiative 2007 will be during the dates of July 7-15. Come to a meeting on Thursday, July 5th at 6:30pm
to learn about Inter-Faith Youth Initiative this summer! Pose any questions you
may have about sharing the residential community this summer.

I-FYI program administrator Matt Carriker will be at this meeting to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have. The last meeting was postponed because Matt's flight into Boston was cancelled, and Matt could not make the meeting. Thanks for your understanding.

Snacks will be provided!

Inter-Faith Youth Initiative
July 7-15, 2007,
800-964-2687 x267

ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman