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Saturday, January 05, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 05, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- Prayer Request
- Message from the Writing Tutor
- Students for Commencement Committee
- Is Preaching Still Relevant? Part One of a Two-Part Series
- Order Your Semester T-Pass
- Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31
- Cafateria opening
- Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
- From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
- Summer Institute in Art and Worship
- Bookstore hours for January

Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
It is still possible to register for Spring 2008 classes. There will be
a late fee charged for new registrations, but not for those who have
already registered and are now changing their schedule.

Any students who were closed out of courses earlier during registration,
should recheck the courses to see if they have reopened due to
add/drops. 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 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.

Prayer Request
Please hold Erica Baron in your thoughts and prayers as she recovers
from a car accident on New Year's Day. She was hit by a car while
checking on the safety of other drivers after a minor ice-related
accident. Her left ankle was broken and right leg was cut. Fortunately
she was not hurt seriously and all others involved in the accident were
unharmed. She would appreciate your prayers as she heals.

Please note: The time for OLDT 648S - Psalms and Worship in Israel - has
been changed from Tuesday evenings to Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 -
4:50 pm. This change was not accurately reflected in some sources.

Message from the Writing Tutor
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

Students for Commencement Committee
Even though it's only January, the Commencement Committee will begin
meeting soon. I am looking for a few graduating seniors and other
students to serve on this committee. If you are interested, please
contact me right away. We work hard, have a good time, and would love
to have you with us!

Happy New Year,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Is Preaching Still Relevant? PaTuesday, January 8 with The Reverend Wil Willimon
1:00pm- Chapel Service and Panel Discussion (Dr. Greg Mobley, Rev. Liz
Walker, and Alex Beam) Open to All
2:15pm- Subscription Masters Class for Clergy with Rev. Willimon

Order Your Semester T-Pass

If you would like to order a T-pass for the Spring semester, please get
your order in to the Housing Office, Worcester 101, by Tuesday January
8, 2008. Passes are available at an 11% discount. For more information
on cost, please visit the Andover Newton website: . Order
forms may be picked up from the Housing Office or downloaded from the

If you have any questions, please contact Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing & Facilities Coordinator
voice: 617-964-1100 x261
fax: 617-965-3528

Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31
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 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

We invite you to participate!
*Check out the Emerging Ecology Fellowship's website over the holidays
for updates.
*Contact Tempest Brevard <> or Christina Ray
<> 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.
Hope to see you there!

Cafateria opening
Starting January 4th Please come and enjoy breakfast and lunch in the
cafeteria. we will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30-1:30
Continental Breakfast is served from 7:30- 9:30 including Monday. cost
will be $4.00 all you can eat
Lunch is served from 11:30-1:30 lunch will be salad bar, make your own
sandwhiches, and hot soup. we will have a daily special hot sandwhich
item. The cost for lunch will be $5.75 all you can eat.
beverages and snacks available all day!

if you have any questions please call Liz @ext 303
or check out our web page for the weekly menu

Financial Aid Opportunity for those pursuing doctoral study
The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) offers doctoral fellowships for
racial/ethnic students in religion, biblical studies, and theology.
African-American, Asian-American, Native American and Hispanic students
pursuing a call to scholarship and teaching in those fields maybe
eligible. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (Ph.D. or
Th.D. only, D.Min. programs are not eligible) and meet other criteria.
For more information visit

From the Registrar's Office - Course Closings
Spring 2008 Courses Closed

CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

P3 OLDT 512- Section Canceled

Summer Institute in Art and Worship
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 pyears 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.

Bookstore hours for January
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.

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

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
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.