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Friday, February 01, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 1, 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)
- Chapel News February 3rd-9th
- library notice
- Call for volunteers
- How to Check Your Grades on Connect!
- Conference on Ministries
- Open Table Election Night Potluck-Alert #2
- Baptist - February 6 meeting
- The UCC Fellowship Remembers Nikki Kirby
- Can Poetry Save a Life?

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.

Cafeteria News
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.

Hours of operation for smart cart in Upper Noyes 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
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

Paid volunteer needed
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 for more information or to offer your services.

From the Registrar's office (Updated info on INTE 764)
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

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
entire ANTS community. For further information contact

Chapel News February 3rd-9th
Welcome back everyone!
Morning Worship is from 8:30-8:50 am, Monday through Friday.
The Liturgists/Homilists for the week of February 3-9 are:

Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Carmen Emerson and Bill Gural
Thursday: Liz Garrigan-Byerly and Kurt Walker
Friday: Jason Boyd and Ian Holland

Each liturgist and homilist share from their own faith traditions,
fostering interfaith worship services on campus. These Services are
open to the entire Andover Newton Community.

Wednesday Community Chapel for February 6th will be led by Burns
Stanfield and the message will be offered by President Nick Carter.

Keep your eyes open for "Chapel Notes," a weekly newsletter and
calendar of worship events on campus. If you would like to participate
in worship or add anything to this regular ENews announcement or Chapel
Notes, please contact Ned Allyn Parker at:

library notice
Routine upgrade work for the library catalog system is scheduled 11:00
p.m.-7:00 a.m., February 1-2. Night owls take note: the library catalog
will not be available during that time period.

Call for volunteers
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 or at (617) 964- 1100 x280.

How to Check Your Grades on Connect!
1) Log in to Connect!
2) Click on the "Student" tab
3) In the navigation panel on the left, click on "Grade Report and
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

Conference on Ministries
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.


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

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

Celebrate the election process in community: come to the Open Table
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
How? - We will track the party results in the 24 states and territories
in blue and red.

Interested? Please contact Sherry Thomas at
<> Don't forget to vote!!

Baptist - February 6 meeting
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
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
We'll meet in the cafeteria from approximately 11:30am until just

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Emily Leavitt
Coordinator, Baptist Fellowship Group

The UCC Fellowship Remembers Nikki Kirby
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
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 with questions or to volunteer to help with this

Can Poetry Save a Life?
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.