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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, December 19, 2007

In this message:

- No New E-News until 12/27
- Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- New Recycling Bin on Campus!
- Free Food
- Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31
- Cafeteria January Hours
- Library schedule notice
- Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
- Holiday Shoebox Ministry
- From the Registrar's Office
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for December and January
- UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!


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No New E-News until 12/27
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Please note, there will no new E-News until Thursday 12/27.


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Spring 2008 Registration Is On Connect!!
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Spring Registration for seniors begins on December 10th, 2007 and for
all students on December 15th, 2007. Registration will continue until
December 28th, 2007. The final add/drop date for Spring Registration is
February 15th, 2008.

Please note that Spring '08 Registration will be completed on Connect!

You can access Connect at http://connect.ants.edu using your Username
and Password. This Username and Password are the same ones that you used
for Fall and Winter Registration on Connect. If you do not have your
Username and Password for Connect, please call the Help Desk at
617-964-1100 x314.

There are detailed instructions for Online Registration on the main
page of the Student tab in Connect. Once you have logged in, click on
"Student" at the top of the page. You will be redirected to a page
containing the directions for Registration, Online Bill Payment, and the
Online Add/Drop procedures. Follow these instructions for registration.

PLEASE NOTE: Your Spring '08 Registration is not complete and will not
be finalized until you have filled out the Spring 2008 Registration and
Services Confirmation Form.
If you have any questions about this process that are not answered in
the Registration Instructions found on the Student Page in Connect,
please contact the Help Desk at 617-964-1100 x314.


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Message from the Writing Tutor
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Just a reminder that I'll be on campus from 10 to 3 on the two Tuesdays
of Winterim--January 8 and 15--and would be happy to meet with you.
Other dates in January might also be possible.

In February, the midday writing groups will likely continue on both
Tuesday and Thursday.

In the meantime, I'm happy to comment on your work via email, if we've
already met.

Looking forward to seeing you in the new year.

Helen Snively
ANTS writing tutor
Worcester 302
Tutor@ants.edu

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New Recycling Bin on Campus!
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We now have a new recycling bin on campus that takes mixed items of
metal, glass, and plastic. The list of what's acceptable follows below.
The new container is right next to the paper recycling bin and is
painted bright green. Please only deposit items on the list, and clean
everything before putting it in the bin. Special thanks to Frank at B&G
for making this happen.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

YES:
Metals:
Steel food/soup cans
Aluminum cans
Aluminum foil and trays
Empty aerosol cans
Empty and dry paint cans

Glass:
Clear bottles
Green and brown bottles
Plate glass

Plastics (Please remember that most items numbered 3-5 don't actually
get recycled but are shipped to 2/3 world countries that are paid to
take them, so when at all possible avoid purchasing items in such
containers.):
#1 (PET) plastic containers (soda bottles)
#2 (HDPE) plastic containers (milk jugs, laundry detergent
bottles)
#3 (PVC) plastic containers (shampoo bottles)
#4 (LDPE) plastic containers (margarine tubs)
#5 (PP) plastic containers (yogurt cups)

Cardboard milk and juice cartons
Drink boxes

NO:
TRASH
Oil or hazardous chemicals
Propane tanks
Regulated medical waste
Food waste
Foam cups or foam plates
Paper cups or paper plates
Plastic bags or plastic wraps
Wood waste
Rubber waste
Textiles

All containers must be rinsed prior to recycling.

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Free Food
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Attention Students:

The kitchen in the Student Center in Upper Noyes has just had a
delivery of fresh produce. Anyone who would like to take some to enjoy
is welcome to it.

Merry Christmas from the cafeteria staff!

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Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31
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Focus the Nation: A National Teach-in to Raise Awareness about Global
Climate Change

On Thursday, Jan. 31-the first day of the Spring semester-the ANTS
community will be participating in Focus the Nation (check out
www.focusthenation.org). Community forums, special worship services,
an interfaith sacred meal, and an all-night prayer vigil will help us
place the issue of global climate change in our own context here at
ANTS. We will learn together about what connects our faith to the
environment, and what it means to be spiritual leaders in a time of
ecological crisis.

We invite you to participate!
*Check out the Emerging Ecology Fellowship's website over the
holidays for updates.
*Contact Tempest Brevard <tbrevard@ants.edu> or Christina Ray
<cray@ants.edu> to get involved.
*Show up and help Focus the Nation. Activities will be occurring from
the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 30 until morning worship on Friday, Feb.
1.
Hope to see you there!

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Cafeteria January Hours
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The cafeteria will be open starting January 7th. Hours of operation are
Monday Through Friday 7:30am-1:30pm.
Continental breakfast from 7:30-9:00
coffee and beverages available all day
lunch served from 11:30-1:30
breakfast is $4.00
lunch is $5.75 soup, salad bar, and sandwich only.

The student lounge smart market cart will be closed until February
4th.

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Library schedule notice
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The Library schedule December 15 - January 4 is:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

The Library will be closed December 24-25 and January 1.
The regular academic term schedule resumes Saturday, January 5.

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Potluck - December 21st - 5:00 to whenever
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Please join us for an evening of fun and festivities in the Student
Lounge
on Friday, December 21st. We'll be playing games, making Holiday
crafts and
eating whatever you bring. The convection oven bakes too...think
cookies!

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Holiday Shoebox Ministry
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The Annual ANTS Shoebox Ministry is taking off. We've had several
students and local churches begin to bring in their donations. I've
spoken with the administrators of Pine Street Inn and Victory House and
they wish to pass their gratitude along for your help. Both agencies
depend on your help in order to pass on toiletry items to their clients
this season and throughout the year. Thank you all for bringing in your
donations before 12/20. Without your help many people who need help
would go without.

Peace to you all,

Toni DiPina

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From the Registrar's Office
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SPRING 2008, all* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the
following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar
Priority registration, especially for Seniors†, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
†Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows:
MA >= 24, MDiv >= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15
Registration dates are as follows:
December 10 - 14: Seniors
December15 - 28: All Other Students
After December 28: Late fees apply
December 29 -February 15:Add/Drop Period

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) Need to register on-leave, or
3) Need to register for special directed study courses or CPE
Must contact the Registrar directly at: NAguila@ants.edu


How to Register for Field Education, Second Required Semester **


1. Register for CMFE 601Y (1.5 credits) in the spring.
2. Register for one regular (3 credit) Spring course that is designated
"P3" for the Professor-Practitioner Program. This course will meet
the related curricular requirement.
3. In addition, register for that course's P3 section, which carries
an additional 1.5 credits.
4. If you are unable to take any of the P3 courses/sections, you may
register for the stand-alone Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621. To receive
permission to pursue this option, you must submit a curriculum worksheet
or transcript to Sarah Drummond and, in most cases, meet with her.
5.**Must enroll ON LINE in ONE required orientation session, which
focuses on boundaries training:
Orientation Session Day/ Time
CMFE01 February 4, 6-8:50 p.m.
CMFE02 February 5, 9-11:50 a.m.
CMFE03 February 5, 2-4:50 p.m.

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Summer Institute in Art and Worship
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It's coming! Save the dates!

Summer Institute in Art and Worship,
June 22-25, 2008

Our Hearts Ablaze: Encountering Christ,
Renewing Holy Ground

Keynote presenters include:

Marty Haugen, a composer of liturgical music for both
Roman Catholic and Protestant congregations. He has
had over 400 compositions published by GIA, Augsburg
Fortress and various other publishers. For the past 25
years he has presented workshops and concerts across
North America and in Europe, the Pacific Rim, Asia and
Central America for church musicians and anyone
interested in the renewal of worship.

Susan Briehl, a Lutheran pastor for 25 years is an
associate with the Valparaiso Project on Education and
the Formation of People in Faith. Her writings
include: Come, Lord Jesus, devotions for Advent,
Christmas and Epiphany, Turn my Heart: a Sacred
Journey from Brokenness to Healing, (with Marty
Haugen) and several liturgical and hymn texts.

Watch for future mailings and brochures about details
of registration, credits, daily schedules, etc.

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Bookstore hours for December and January
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The bookstore is open its regular hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm, Fri. 9
am - 4 pm throughout December and January so you can purchase books for
Winterim and have them shipped to you after you leave campus. Spring
textbooks will begin arriving in early January.

The store will close Dec. 24 and 25, as well as the afternoon of Dec.
31 and New Year's Day.

Many Winterim texts are already in; others are arriving daily. If you
want to get a head start on your reading, contact us and we'll get you
going.

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UPCOMING WORKSHOP - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
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The Sacred Journey: Leading a Congregation Through Lent
Saturday, January 26, 2008 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40 includes lunch

How does your congregation observe the season of Lent?

In this workshop, led by Shelley Stackhouse, we will explore both
ancient and new traditions for walking the journey through Lent on
Sunday mornings. We will also discuss other possible observances in
worship, prayer and other disciplines that might happen throughout the
week.
Since the journey has a destination, if not an ending, we will also
focus on how to celebrate Palm Sunday and shape a rhythm of worship
through the other Holy Week services culminating in Easter.

See the website for a flyer and registration form.