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Thursday, August 23, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, August 23, 2007

In this message:


- Update on Classes for Fall 2007, including closed courses and date changes
- Changes made to P3 Courses
- New Administrative Assistant appointed to the Field Education and D. Min Programs
- Wilson Chapel Update
- Calol Rundell Training update
- 2007 Black Church Institute on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities
- Spiritual Direction Experience for UU Seminarians
- Furniture Requests from New Students
- Campus Student Jobs


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Update on Classes for Fall 2007
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The following Fa 2007 courses are closed:
PSYC730 GLBT Pastoral Care
THEO611 Systematics I
P3CMPR644
P3WOTA667
CMPR 625 Holistic Preaching

The first date for CMPR 630 and ETHI 780 will be Thursday, September 20.

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Changes made to P3 Courses
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Dear Students,

Due to enrollment patterns, the following changes have been made to P3 sections:

We are adding a second section to P3 CMPR664, the P3 section for Greg Mobley's Biblical Preaching course. If you sought to take this course but were unable to register because it was full, please feel free to make a change.

We are closing P3 WOTA667, the P3 section for Theological Aesthetics, due to very low enrollment. If you were anticipating registering for that course, please select another P3 section or contact me to learn about other alternatives.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have as you register for Field Education.

Blessings to you,


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

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New Administrative Assistant appointed to the Field Education and D. Min Programs
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Dear ANTS Community:

It is with great pleasure that I announce that a new Administrative Assistant has been appointed to the Dean's Team. Jennifer Walker will become the administrator for the Field Education and Doctor of Ministry Programs beginning on August 27. Jen is already a member of the ANTS community, as her spouse Kurt is a rising middler in the M.Div. Program. Jen, Kurt, and their children Madeline and Benjamin reside in Herrick House. We are excited to welcome her into this new role.

Please meet and/or welcome Jen at a coffee-and-doughnuts reception on Friday, August 31, in the Faculty Lounge (Worcester 201) from 9-10 a.m.

Peace and Blessings,

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

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Wilson Chapel Update
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Some of you may have wondered why the Wilson Chapel is not yet open for general use. Unfortunately the contractor is having problems getting the air conditioning system operating properly so there are still workers in and out of the building. Until the chapel is 100% we won't be having it open for general use. However, once these problems are resolved the chapel will be open the same hours as the library. Of course, on those occasions when groups have reserved either portions of the chapel or the whole chapel those areas will not be available for general use. Once we can open it for general hours I will send another announcement to enews.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Calob Rundell Training update
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Dear Community Members,

Fellow Andover Newton student Calob Rundell wrote recently from Ft. Dix where he is in training in preparation for a fall deployment to Iraq. He asks that we keep him and his wife Sara in our thoughts and prayers. If you would like to contact Calob directly you can do so via email at: calob.rundell@us.army.mil or write to him at:

SPC Rundell, Calob (5231)
972 MP CO
A CO, MRB, BLDG 5641
FT DIX, NJ 08640-9001

If you would like to send a word of support to his wife, Sara, she is at: sara_ammi7@yahoo.com. I will send updates as I receive them from Calob.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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2007 Black Church Institute on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities
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Hello, All,

I just received information about the 2007 Black Church Institute on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities, which will be held October 23-26, 2007 in South Carolina. If you are interested in learning more about this you can check the web site at www.balmingilead.org.

I also have some fliers in the pocket on my door if you want to come by and pick one up.

Take good care,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Faculty of Theology
Worcester 104
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Center, MA 02459

1-617-964-1100, ext. 260

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Spiritual Direction Experience for UU Seminarians
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Journey Into Spirit A Group Spiritual Direction Experience for UU Seminarians This group provides the unique opportunity to explore your own spiritual life and to learn to accompany others on their spiritual journeys. The group is open to Theists and Non-theists, and welcoming of images of The Holy as they emerge and change. Following the classic tradition of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, and incorporating Buddhist practice, the groups will focus on self-discovery and reality as paths to deepening the connections with self, others and God. Directed by The Rev. Jade Angelica, certified spiritual director, Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Rev. Angelica received her MDiv from HDS in 1992, is a UU Community Minister and a DMin Candidate in Faith Health & Spirituality at ANTS. Location: Andover Newton Theological School, Sturtevant Hall: Center for Faith Health & Spirituality - Third Floor, Room 32 Dates & Time: Thursdays:
9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6 - 10 AM - 12:15 PM Cost: For Six Sessions - Sliding Scale: $45-65 Note: Financial Assistance may be available for Candidates Space is available for eight (8) participants. Please register no later than 9/13/2007. To Register: Please contact Carmen Emerson, ANTS seminarian and assistant group leader, at 617-923-1311 or rev2bcme@verizon.net. Sponsored by Faith Health & Spirituality, Andover Newton Theological School


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Furniture Requests from New Students
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Friends,

We will have several families moving to ANTS from overseas in September. It's tough to get furniture in those overhead bins so if anyone has any of the following furniture/house hold items they are willing to loan or donate, please contact the Housing Office:

Family #1
A queen bed (or double bed)
Twin bed (for a 4 year old)
A kitchen table (and chairs)
A study desk (or two) and office chairs
Coffee table/ small tables (for a microwave or tv)
A couch or loveseat
Rocking chair or recliner
Any lamps (desk, torch, bedside)
Dressers for clothes
Appliances (blender, microwave, tv, radio, alarm clock, etc.)
A box or two for files
Laundry baskets

Family #2
Bed (Full or Twin)
Desk
Chair
Book shelf
Standing lamp
Microwave


Amelia O'Dowd
Housing & Facilities Coordinator
voice: 617-964-1100 x261
fax: 617-965-3528
email: AODowd@ants.edu


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Campus Student Jobs
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Make a Difference in the Lives of Future ANTS Colleagues--Work in Admissions!!

We are looking for a Student Assistant to work in the Admissions Office beginning this Fall semester. We are in need of someone who has already attended classes for at least a year here at ANTS. We also need someone with great office computer skills (database, Word, Excel and Publisher or Indesign). Your other responsibilities would include answering questions that come in via email and telephone, initiating contacts, setting up campus visits, giving tours, copying, filing, helping with mailings, special projects and general office assistance. Our student workers begin at $10.00/hour and generally put in 10 hours/week. The start date for this position is September 5 or as soon as you are free to begin once classes commence.

You can email me at kandrews@ants.edu or give me a call at 1-800-964-2687/617-964-1100 x289, or just come on over with your resume and we can talk.

Thank you for your consideration!
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
Admissions Counselor/Office Manager


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The Academic Dean's Team Needs You!

The Associate Dean of the Faculty seeks a temporary student worker to assist in the administration of the Field Education and Doctor of Ministry Programs. The position will be available beginning August 6 and will continue until a permanent staff person in that role is identified. Hours are flexible and negotiable based on program needs. Compensation is hourly and is comparable with other on-campus positions. Please contact Sarah Drummond, x 230 or sdrummond@ants.edu, with questions or to express interest.

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


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