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Thursday, September 13, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, September 11, 2007

In this message:

- Minimum Payment for fall
- Calob Rundell Update/Prayer Request
- Help Desk announcement
- Black Student Fellowship
- Open Labyrinth Walks and Labyrinth Workshop
- Ordination of Darrick Jackson
- Prof. Wariboko's ETHI 601F class will meet in Davis 301 on Friday 9/14
- Wireless access improvements at ANTS
- Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 25!

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.

Calob Rundell Update/Prayer Request
As many of you know, Andover Newton student Calob Rundell is about to be deployed to Iraq with his unit. In a resent email he wrote, "Hey friends and family, I hope this message finds you well. A big thank you to everyone who has sent personal emails, letters, and packages. Unfortunately I don't have the time or bandwidth to reply to everyone, but know that everything is appreciated! We've entered our final three weeks of training here at Ft. Dix and have our big final "test" as a unit coming up. Everything is always changing with the Army, but as of right now all I can tell you about our mission is that it is important to helping Iraq stabilize, it is very safe, and is in the Baghdad area.
If you are interesting is sending care packages, soldiers can always use q-tips, anything with sugar, baby wipes, and anything homemade. Thank you all for your support and prayers!"

If you would like to email Calob you can do so at: Calob Rundell, or you may write to Calob at:

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

Please keep him and his wife Sara in your thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Help Desk announcement

The IT Help Desk is now staffed from 8:30am - 4:30pm,
and is occasionally open later.

Evn, Len and Andy are located in 34 Dabney Hall at x314.

If we are not here, please send an e-mail to
and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Also available for IT help are Emily (x221,
and Brian (x301,

Andover Newton IT Department
Third Floor Dabney,
Brian Eastman
Evn Tomeny
Emily Leavitt
Len Hayward
Andy Edwards

Black Student Fellowship
ANTS students of African descent are invited to share their lunch hour, 12-1pm, on Wednesday, September 19th, in the ANTS cafeteria. We will renew connections, meet and welcome new students, and organize the BSF for service and action during the 2007-08 school year.

Please plan to attend the Chapel Service immediately following the meeting, from 1-2pm.

Questions? Contact Regina Boyd;

Open Labyrinth Walks and Labyrinth Workshop
Every Thursday during the semester
in the Meetinghouse.

Come anytime between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Even if you are new to this ancient spiritual practice,
we will be glad to get you started. All are invited!

Questions? Contact Martha Bays,


Labyrinth Facilitator Workshop
led by Heather Leavitt (ANTS MAPR '07) & Martha Bays
Friday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to noon
in Wilson Chapel.
Explore ways to use the labyrinth in your own ministry
and/or as a part of the labyrinth ministry here at ANTS.
Whether you are an experienced labyrinth walker or new to
this spiritual practice, you will discover different ways to use
the labyrinth to help others open themselves to God.
$5 fee for supplies and refreshments.
Contact Martha Bays for info or to register,

Ordination of Darrick Jackson
The First Parish of Watertown
requests the honor of your presence
at the ordination of

Darrick Jackson

Sunday, September 23, 2007
3:00 pm
at First Parish of Watertown
35 Church St.
Watertown, MA

Please celebrate with us after the service for a time of refreshment in the Parish Hall.

Clergy and seminarians are invited to robe and process. Please gather at 2:30 p.m.

Prof. Wariboko's ETHI 601F class will meet in Davis 301 on Friday 9/14
This Friday 9/14, Professor Wariboko's ETHI 601F class will meet in Davis 301 instead of Davis 201.
Class will meet back in Davis 201 the following week.

Wireless access improvements at ANTS
Over the summer the wireless network at ANTS was expanded and improved.
Residence hall networks will stay the same but the all student wireless network has been expanded.
Sites for the all student wireless network now include:
The Library
Sturtevant Hall
Upper Noyes Student Center
Lower Noyes Cafeteria
Wilson Chapel
All Davis Classrooms

The all student wireless network is also now simply listed as "ANTS" instead of listing individual building networks.
For more information or questions call the Helpdesk and x314
Please note, that if your computer accessed the wireless network last year, it is already registered in the new wireless system.

Thank You,

Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 25!
Dear Community Members,

On Tuesday, September 25 we will be holding our fall Community Day in lieu of classes. I encourage all of you to participate. The activities will begin at 9:00 am in the Wilson Chapel sanctuary. After a worship service and some general instructions we will head out for the day. We should return to campus by 4:30 or 5 pm, and dinner will follow. For those who wish, we will be having some teams involved in projects on campus that are relatively sedentary. If you prefer to be involved in this, just let me know. Please RSVP directly to me at if you plan to attend any part of Community Day. Lunch and dinner will be provided for all participants.

This fall we are partnering with the City of Newton on a project to plant trees in Newton Centre. On Tuesday, Sept. 25th we will plant 40 trees, providing aesthetic and health-related improvements to Newton and the surrounding region. Newton mayor David B. Cohen will join us at some point during the day. (On Saturday, Sept. 29 another group will be planting more trees.)

All participants will be divided into teams. If you would like to be a team leader you will need to attend a 2 hour training session (please see schedule below). Each team leader will instruct his/her group on the steps involved in planting the tree. Each group will plant 4 trees, and we will need 10 groups of 5-6 people each to get this job done. If you would like to lead a team please let me know what training session you plan to attend.

Training Dates & Times:
Saturday, Sept. 15 10:00am-12:00noon

Tuesday, Sept. 18 12:00noon-2:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 19 5:30pm-7:30pm

Thursday, Sept. 20 12:00noon-2:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 22 2:00pm-4:00pm

All training sessions will be on campus. Please choose a time to attend and let me know so facilitators can plan accordingly.

The project is funded by the MassReLeaf Ministry which is a partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the United Church of Christ. The school received funding from the MassReLeaf Ministry. This was due to the work of Christina Cabrerra, our student Ecology Minister. The MassReLeaf Ministry mission is to provide funding and technical support to religious organizations and their municipal partners for real, hands-on tree-planting projects in public areas across Massachusetts. The Newton city arborist is also providing funding (and a back hoe to dig the holes for the trees).

Although Hebrew College will not be joining us for the fall Community Day (the 25th is the 2nd day of their fall semester and the eve of Sukkot), they will join us in the spring (Tuesday, April 15). However, we will be joined on the 25th by volunteers from various local churches.

I look forward to your involvement on Community Day!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life