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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 02, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- 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
- Cafeteria January Hours
- Library schedule notice
- 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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Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
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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 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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Students for Commencement Committee
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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

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Is Preaching Still Relevant? Part One of a Two-Part Series
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Is Preaching Still Relevant? Part One of a Two-Part Series
Tuesday, 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

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Order Your Semester T-Pass
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Students,

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:
http://www.ants.edu/student/forms/MBTA_Monthly_Pass_Info.pdf . Order
forms may be picked up from the Housing Office or downloaded from the
web: http://www.ants.edu/student/forms/MBTA_Semester_Pass_Order_Form.pdf


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

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

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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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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.

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.