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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 30, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- Cafeteria News (updated)
- Paid volunteer needed
- From the Registrar's office (Updated info on INTE 764)
- METHODIST STUDENT FELLOWSHIP
- Chapel News
- Focus the Nation
- Call for volunteers
- How to Check Your Grades on Connect!
- Conference on Ministries
- Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #2
- Baptist - February 6 meeting
- Greening the Curriculum at ANTS
- The UCC Fellowship Remembers Nikki Kirby
- Can Poetry Save a Life?


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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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Cafeteria News
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I would like to Welcome everyone back to the cafeteria! Regular hours
will be back in full swing on Monday February 4th.

Breakfast -Tuesday through Thursday 7:30-10:00.
Lunch- Monday through Thursday 11:30-1:30.
Dinner- Monday through Thursday 4:30-6:30.

Please check out our website for weekly specials and menus.
www.antsdining.com


Please Welcome back Sheela in the student lounge for our smart market
cart, She will be serving beverages, sandwich's, salad's, and dessert.
Hours of operation Monday through Thursday 1:30-4:30 Friday's
8:30-4:30.

The Dining Hall will be open all day for beverages and snacks, between
meals.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me at x303

Note: Thursday January 31 the cafe will be open for Breakfast
7:30-9:00, Lunch 11:30-1:30, and Dinner 4:30-6:30 Thursday night menu
will be; Chicken Italiano, Broccoli alfredo, and Herbed fettucine.

Employment: An opportunity has come to fill a space in the cafeteria.
We are seeking an employee to work 21 hours a week, running a cash
register and serving food. please call Liz in the cafeteria for more
information 617 964-1100 x303

Elizabeth Bostwick
Food Service Director
Andover Newton Theological School


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Paid volunteer needed
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The Woodbury Management Workshop is seeking an individual to drive
guest speaker Diana Butler Bass from Cambridge to campus on Thursday,
February 7th and Friday, February 8th at 8:00 am. A stipend will be
provided. Please contact Jen Walker at 617-964-1100 x316 or
jwalker@ants.edu for more information or to offer your services.

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From the Registrar's office (Updated info on INTE 764)
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The INTE 764- Intro. to Contemporary Islam course starts tomorrow,
Wednesday, January 30. Class will meet at Hebrew College, room 102-103,
lower level.

Spring 2008
Courses Closed
CHRS720 - [ELCHRS] Life as Pilgrimage
CMPR 601- Christian Preaching
ETHI 780-With Head and Heart
PSYC 726- Idolatry or Illness:Pastoral Care/Counseling with Addictions
PSYF 684- Love Through the Seasons of Death

Spring 2008
Courses Canceled
P3 OLDT 512
WOTA 776 Creation Spirituality Penfold
NEWT 709 Exegesis: Matthew Pregeant
HIST 628 Women Leaders Coolman

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METHODIST STUDENT FELLOWSHIP
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On Wednesday, Febrary 6th there will be a Methodist Student Fellowship
to be held in the dinning hall at 12:00 noon. This meeting is open to
the
entire ANTS community. For further information contact bsmith@ants.edu


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Chapel News (updated)
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A couple of initial dates to keep in mind:

Morning worship will begin on the first day of classes, here is the
schedule:

Thursday, January 31:
8:00am Music and Meditation
8:30am Worship with a Homily offered by Judy Brandon as a part of the
"Focus the Nation" event

Friday, February 1:
8:00am Music and Meditation
8:30am Worship with a Homily offered by Ned Allyn Parker

Our first Wednesday Community Chapel service will be on February 6th
and lead by Burns Stanfield, with the message offered by President Nick
Carter.

The Andover Newton Community Choir will meet on Wednesday at 12:40 for
rehearsal with Burns in the Wilson Chapel. Everyone is invited to
participate.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

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Focus the Nation
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Focus the Nation--Today and Tomorrow!
See Schedule of Events below

ANTS joins over 1300 other educational, religious, and civic
organizations for a National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions.
As we learn more about global warming, we will learn more about the
connections between the Earth and our faith.

Wednesday, Jan. 30
7:30 p.m. Opening Prayer and Gathering Upper Noyes Student Lounge
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Watch "The 2% Solution," live from Earth Day
T.V. (Bring your cell phone to vote on climate change solutions!)

Thursday, Jan. 31
8:00 a.m. Chapel is Open for Meditation
8:30 a.m. Eco Morning Worship

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ANTS Community Forum: "Greening the Curriculum"
with Dean Herzog and Rev. Dr. Mary Westfall
Learn about coming changes; share your ideas
Upper Noyes Student Lounge

1:00-2:00 p.m. Eco Worship in the UU tradition
Wilson Chapel

5:00-6:00 p.m. Gratitude Dinner in the cafeteria
Simple prayers for the earth enhance our regular dinner fare

6:00-10:00 p.m. "For the Beauty of the Earth" in the Meeting House
6-9 pm: Art Night: make your own recycled paper and prayer
beads
6-8 pm: Walk the labyrinth and reflect on the beauty of the
earth
8-8:30 pm: Live Native American drumming
8:30-9 pm: Creation Ritual based on Psalm 104
9-10 pm: Candlelight vigil: Meeting House to Wilson Chapel

All day in the lobby of Davis:
Come sit a spell at the letter-writing table.
Tell your mayor, governor, and senators how you feel about global
climate change;
Express your gratitude to the ANTS Trustees for their sustainability
initiatives.

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Call for volunteers
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On May 10th Andover Newton is going to host a major conference on the
future of mission as part of our Bicentennial celebration. The title of
the event is "The Majority Speaks: Global Perspectives on Mission in
the 21st Century". Some of the key program elements for this event
are: a keynote speaker and panel presentations from 2/3 World
representatives, discussion groups with international guests for lay
leaders and pastors, to showcase "best practice" missional programs,
to have 20 workshops on mission programs and resources, to exhibit
information on leading programs and agencies, to have a special
missional worship service and registration.

As you can see we have a full day of activities planned and will need
the help of volunteers with mailings, registration, worship, exhibits
and displays, transportation, promotion, hosting guests and clean up.
If you have a couple of hours to spare between now and May 10th and
would like to give us a hand please contact Rev. Miriam Baez at
mbaez@ants.edu or at (617) 964- 1100 x280.

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How to Check Your Grades on Connect!
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1) Log in to Connect!
2) Click on the "Student" tab
3) In the navigation panel on the left, click on "Grade Report and
Transcript"
4) In "Grade Report", change "Term:" to the term whose grades you wish
to see
5) Click on "View Final Grade Report"

If you have any questions, please call the Help Desk at 617-964-1100
x314.

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Conference on Ministries
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Fellow Students,

Andover Newton will be holding its Conference on Ministries/Spring Open
House on February 22nd and 23rd and we need your help.

We all know that discerning a call to seminary is an exciting, scary
and overwhelming process. Your invitation to a member of your home
church, a member of your field education congregation, or any member
inside of and outside of your faith tradition to attend our Conference
on Ministries could be all that she or he needs to take the next step
and respond to God's call. So, we are asking you to do just that -
offer an invitation to anyone seeking to respond to a deeper call,
anyone looking to feed a hunger for intellectual exploration and
spiritual growth to visit your seminary on February 22nd and 23rd.

Participants in our Conference on Ministries will have the opportunity
to meet our faculty, staff, Deans and President Carter, attend sample
classes, interact with current students in small groups, tour the
campus, participate in roundtable discussions on life after college as
well as the transition back to school, worship, and listen to some great
gospel music while in fellowship with our community.

The Conference on Ministries is a wonderful opportunity for prospective
students to share stories and experiences, meet extraordinary people,
and receive answers to their questions about Andover Newton and a
theological vocation. Attached is a flyer with information on the event
and below is a link to the online registration form. Housing is
available for students traveling from a distance. Please pass on the
information and invite someone to respond to their call at your seminary
- Andover Newton.

Blessings,
Sean

http://www.ants.edu/admissions/events/conference_on_ministry.htm


Sean Porter
Director of Recruitment & Admission
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100 ext. 313
1-800-964-2687

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Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #2
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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Celebrate the election process in community: come to the Open Table
Super
Tuesday Potluck

What? - Potluck meal to be shared in communion
Where? - 40 Cypress Street, Newton Centre (corner Braeland/Cypress,
bottom of Herrick)
When? - Tuesday, February 5 from 6PM until we all go home
Who? - All ANTS students, faculty and staff
Why? - Good news and bad news deserves to be celebrated and mourned in
fellowship
How? - We will track the party results in the 24 states and territories
in blue and red.

Interested? Please contact Sherry Thomas at
<mailto:shthomas2@comcast.net>
shthomas2@comcast.net. Don't forget to vote!!

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Baptist - February 6 meeting
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The staff members at The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
(TABCOM) are interested in strengthening their connection with the
Baptist students at Andover Newton. This includes all Baptist
students,
not just ABC students from Massachusetts. In fact, anyone who likes to
fellowship with Baptists is welcome.

Our first visit will be Wed., Feb. 6 from Rev. Jim Sinclair, Area
Minister.
We'll meet in the cafeteria from approximately 11:30am until just
before
Chapel.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.
~emily

Emily Leavitt
Coordinator, Baptist Fellowship Group

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Greening the Curriculum at ANTS
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Please join us
Thursday, Jan. 31
Noon til 1 PM
Student Lounge in Upper Noyes

for a Community Forum on "Greening the Curriculum."
Dean Herzog and Rev. Mary Westfall will lead a discussion on
integrating ecology and earth care into the curriculum at ANTS.
Hope to see you there!

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The UCC Fellowship Remembers Nikki Kirby
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This year's Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner will be held in memory of
Nikki Kirby, beloved ANTS alum who died suddenly last October.

To make the event worthy of this honor, its focus will be two things
for which Nikki cares deeply: fellowship and feeding the hungry. So,
this year's event will be a pancake serving marathon combined with an
appeal to stock the food pantry in the Student Center in Upper Noyes.

UCC Fellowship members and other volunteers will serve pancakes in the
Student Center nightly from Friday, Feb. 1 through Tuesday, Feb. 5:

Friday: 9:00 - 10:00
Saturday: 8:30 - 10:00
Sunday: In lieu of pancakes, enjoy the Super Bowl party in the Student
Center
Monday: 8:30 - 10:00
Tuesday: 8:30 - 10:00

All are welcome to gather for fellowship and we are asking those who
are able to bring donations to the food pantry. It is our hope that by
Ash Wednesday, the pantry will be filled with healthy foods and we will
improve our practice of maintaining it.

All students, faculty, staff and campus residents are welcome to attend
UCC Fellowship events!

To read more about hunger at ANTS and join an online forum, go to the
UCC Fellowship Forum on its public page in Connect.

Email cstasko@ants.edu with questions or to volunteer to help with this
event.

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Can Poetry Save a Life?
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In her third collection of poems, Susan Deborah King bears witness to
the soul's transformation in the wake of a breast cancer diagnosis and
subsequent mastectomy. The act of writing her latest collection of
poetry, One-Breasted Woman, was an essential part of her recovery. A
teacher of writing, a former Presbyterian minister and psychotherapist,
King leads retreats on creativity and spirituality.

Come meet "Sam" King at the Andover Newton Bookstore on Friday evening,
February 1 at 7 pm as she reads from her latest book. Bring your
friends. Light refreshments will be served.