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Friday, September 28, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, September 28, 2007

In this message:

- ANTS Connect System Offline on Sept. 29th
- Minimum Payment for fall
- Reserving Rooms at Andover Newton: Nuts and Bolts
- Andover Newton has a Myspace page!
- Upcoming ANTS UU worship services
- Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change
- Chapel News for Oct.1-5
- Reminder from writing tutor
- Former President Torgersen

ANTS Connect System Offline on Sept. 29th
The Connect system at ANTS will be down from
aprox. 12PM-10PM this Saturday September 29th. This outage is due to
upgrades. ANTS webmail will continue to work during this time period.

Thank You,
IT Staff

Minimum Payment for fall
Students who register for the fall term must have paid (and/or have had
credited to their student accounts from student loans, ANTS financial
aid, or outside aid) at least 25% of their total charges for fall, by
September 28, 2007, or they will risk being dropped from their fall
courses. Resident students who fail to meet the 25% requirement may also
lose their privilege to stay in ANTS housing. Please contact Peter
Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100 x218; if
you have questions about the amount you owe on your bill for fall.

Reserving Rooms at Andover Newton: Nuts and Bolts
To reserve a room at Andover Newton for your student group or office
staff/faculty meeting, please fill out the appropriate form on the
Andover Newton web site at: Please send in one
form for each event. If you want to check the availability of rooms
before you submit a form you are welcome to come and take a look at the
facilities reservation notebook with Ruth Edens or Amelia O'Dowd in
Worcester 101. Unfortunately, due to the amount of requests we get for
rooms we aren't able to review the notebook over the phone with you, so
please plan to come in person to review the book.

Rooms need to be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance. If you need
set-up and reserve later than that we cannot guarantee that it will
happen, in fact, Building and Grounds only guarantees set-up if they
have a month's notice so please plan ahead. If you find yourself
needing reservations the week of an event, call Amelia O'Dowd at
extension 261.

Here's how to reserve a room. There are 3 different forms:

a. Request For Facilities: used to reserve a room on campus
b. Request For Building Setup: used to request that Building and
Grounds set the room up for you in a specific way (Normally this is only
done if you need furniture brought into the room that is different from
the furniture already in the room. If you plan to use furniture already
in the room, please plan to set the room up yourself.)
c. Request For Food Service: used to request catering for your event
(If you request food be sure to also request that tables be set up to
hold the food, via the "Building Set-up" form.)

How to Complete the Forms
1. Click on the name of the form you need.
2. Open the downloaded form in Microsoft Word.
3. Fill in the information just as you would on a paper form.
4. Using the toolbar in Word, click on "File" then "Save As."
5. In the "File Name" field, type in the name of the room and the date
then hit "Save". Make sure you save the file to somewhere you will be
able to find it.
6. Using your campus email account, prepare an email to, typing in any information you feel necessary.
7. Click on "Attach", find the request you just saved by room name and
date and click once then hit "OK".
8. Hit "Send".

If you have any questions, please contact Amelia O'Dowd at ext. 261 or

Andover Newton has a Myspace page!
Admissions started a Myspace page for the school, and right now we are
lonely. Add us as your friend! We
would like to include pictures of campus events and gatherings on the
page. Please email with any pictures you would
like to share. Send us a message if there are any events or information
you would like featured on Myspace.

Stay Connected with the Ecology Fellowship
Sign up on our new website,, and
email news from the fellowship. Stay in touch with fellowship
and ecological news!

Upcoming Events:
Website Tutorials - Tuesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 4
Learn more about our website and how it works. Fellowship members come
how to post content! Click here for more info,

Integrating Business Meeting - Thursday, October 4
Noon - 12:50 p.m. in the Student Lounge
Bring your lunch and join us for a quick, administrative touch-base

³Fireside² Chat - Tuesday, October 9th
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge
Join us for fellowship and unwind together as we discuss what we love
our recent ecological learnings. Bring a favorite book, news article,
quote, or personal ³aha² to share. Come for 10 minutes or stay for
hours. Feel free to bring your dinner or a bite to share with others
you¹d like.

Upcoming ANTS UU worship services
Dear friends,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Nancy Banks will lead this
week's service on the theme of marriage equality and "Moving Beyond
the Soup Kitchen". Come and join with your colleagues for a peaceful
hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your mind!

Here is our current schedule for the fall semester:

* Sept 27 - Nancy Banks
* Oct 4 - Tim House
* Oct 11 - Julianna Donofrio
* Oct 18 - (open)
* Oct 25 - Christina Sillari
* Nov 1, 8, 15, 29: (open)
* Dec 6, 13, 20: (open)

As you can see, there are plenty of open dates available starting in
mid-October. Would you consider preaching or leading a service? Here
is a golden opportunity to get some practice, to try out new worship
ideas, and deepen fellowship. We also invite worship leaders from the
faculty, and from the greater UU community outside ANTS, to
participate in these services. Please let us know if there's somebody
you'd like to bring in to preach.

From your worship coordinators:
Cathy French (
Bruce Taylor (

Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change
Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change
The Environmental Conference of the Year
October 19 - 21, 2007
UMASS Dartmouth

Have you heard about Bioneers and crossed it off your list because you
thought it was a West Coast happening? Well, here¹s our
Bioneers is coming to the East Coast and meeting on the campus of the
University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. Full and half scholarships
available for part as well as all of the conference admission, and
would love to have students from Andover Newton represented at the

In addition to hearing over the course of the three days ³big name²
such as Bill McKibben and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. there will be working
sessions on topics such as faith and the environment, local currencies
tools for building sustainable local economies, personal sustainability
social activism, water stewardship, reconnecting with the land. Visit to learn more.

If you are interested in attending and would like to join with other
students please be in touch with Carol Hohle via email,
Together can apply for financial aid and research housing options near
conference site. Please be in touch soon, if possible by Tuesday,
October 2,
so that we can begin the registration/scholarship process.

Chapel News for Oct.1-5
Chapel News (Oct. 1- Oct. 5):

Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 1-5) will be
offered by:

Monday: Ned Parker
Tuesday: Judy Brandon
Wednesday: Sean Porter
Thursday: Bill Gural
Friday: Tom O'Brien

You are warmly invited to EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship
All are welcome!

The Peace Group will be offering the liturgy at our WEDNESDAY

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at

Reminder from writing tutor
Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on anything 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'm happy to talk with you once, or regularly, on any
topic related to writing at ANTS. You can feel free to drop by, but
it's usually wise to make an appointment.

Or, you may want to join one of the writing groups that meet on
Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunchtime. All ANTS students are welcome, but
please talk to me before you come.

Please note that I won't be here Oct. 4 or 9, and may not answer
email that week. But I'm happy to see you on the 2nd, or the 11th, or
through the rest of the year. Why not come fairly soon, and get a jump
on those assignments?

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

Former President Torgersen
Please keep Gordon Torgersen, former President of Andover Newton
Theological School, in your prayers - he is gravely ill and in hospital
in Florida.