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Friday, February 08, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 8, 2008

In this message:

- Spring 2008 Registration Continues On Connect!!
- NEW ANTS WEBSITE TO GO LIVE!
- ¡Habla español!
- Answered prayers: A lathe lost.a lathe found
- Upcoming ESF Events
- Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
- Justice and Peace Fellowship
- Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
- Book Study with Prof. Mark Heim
- Conference on Ministries
- Join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton on Connect!
- Join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS on Connect!
- Financial aid info
- Intramurals at ANTS


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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.

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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NEW ANTS WEBSITE TO GO LIVE!
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Over the weekend, the long-awaited new website will go live. The
expanded goal of the new site is to help the outside world discover
and support Andover Newton, in addition to providing the information
the Andover Newton community is accustomed to finding. We have tried
to streamline and upgrade navigation and services, and further
enhancements will be rolled out over the coming months. We hope you'll
take time to explore it, and we truly appreciate all the help we've
received in putting the new site together (more than 30 people
contributed feedback!).

We've tried to make the launch as painless as possible. Hopefully,
you'll find the site intuitive and easy to use. Please take a few
moments to surf the site and discover where your favorite sections are
now located. However, if you have difficulty finding things, you might
try the Search function, which is greatly improved over the old search
system. You'll find a Search box at the top of each screen. Links for
Webmail
and Connect are in the footer on every page as well as in the
"Current Students - Online Resources" section.

Content updates in cooperation with senior administration are ongoing
and will continue over the next few months. In a site as large and
complex as this, there may be a few errors, despite our best efforts.
We ask for the help and indulgence of the Andover Newton community in
discovering them. We all want to make this a great website! Please
direct all feedback to webteam@ants.edu. If you find an error, please
forward the relevant page address along with your comment, by copying
and pasting it from your browser's address bar (it starts with
http://). That way we can most quickly find and correct it.

Thank you for your support during this exciting transition.
-- the web team

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¡Habla español!
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Ay guey, having a tough time to find someone to speak Spanish? ¡No te
preocupes!

The Latin American Fellowship is pleased to announce that Andover
Newton now has a designated time and place for folks to come and speak
Spanish. The small dining room in the cafeteria has been reserved for
Tuesday, 2/12/08, from 11:30am to 1:00pm (in other words, during lunch).
We plan to make this a regular event, so if you are feeling the need to
come and practice your Spanish, or even just want to listen to some
Spanish, be sure to come. For more information, contact Jason Boyd
(JBoyd@ants.edu). Please come -- it'll be muy buena onda! ¡Nos
vemos!

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Answered prayers: A lathe lost.a lathe found
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Three weeks ago, my son-in-law, Don, lost his wood lathe in a
devastating
fire. With no means to support my daughter Rachel and their sons Silas
and
Ry, prospects were mighty bleak. Through the miracle of eBay (!) a
replacement lathe was located in Miami and it was delivered to their
barn
last Wednesday. Like her predecessor Big Bertha, Sweet Loretta also
weights
in at 2 tons and is 14 feet long. Maneuvering her through the snow and
into
the sliding barn door was no easy task. It took the efforts of 8 men,
my
daughter and a bucket loader to settle her in. Although we praise God
that
she arrived, until the electrical service is updated, the lathe cannot
yet
be used, hence there is still no income for my family. I ask for your
continued prayers.

Friends of Rachel and Don have set up a relief account at the local
bank:

Allard Fire Fund, Lake Sunapee Savings, P.O. Box 326, Bradford, NH
03221.

Many thanks and many blessings, Sherry Thomas.

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Upcoming ESF Events
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The Episcopal Student Fellowship will gather for lunch and conversation
in the small dining room on Tuesday, March 26th at 12pm. All are
welcome.

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Episcopal tradition on
Tuesday, February 26th at 1pm in Wilson Chapel. The Reverend William
Bergmann, Chair of the Board of Examining Chaplains for the Diocese of
Western Massachusetts, will officiate. All are welcome.

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Chapel News (February 10th-16th)
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Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Feb. 10-16) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Burton Bagby
Wednesday: Doreen Oughton
Thursday: Rhonda Myers
Friday: Jason Boyd
Morning Worship begins at 8:30 am and ends in time to get to class.

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

As part of the Great Preaching Series, Rev. Liz Meyer Boulton will be

sharing the message at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

The Black Student Fellowship will be holding worship Thursday,
February 14th, at which Rev. Everette Frye, Sr. will be preaching.

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. With
questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

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Justice and Peace Fellowship
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ANTS students for Justice and Peace are invited to dinner on Monday,
February 11th from 5:00 to 6:00 in the ANTS cafeteria. We welcome all
who are interested in being involved with the issues of Justice and
Peace on campus and are investigating how we may be able to effect an
enduring justice through radical love in our community and beyond. We
will discuss actions already planned such as the upcoming ANTS Peace
Week in March and actions yet to be fully envisioned.

For questions or if you cannot make it but would like to be added to
the Peace Fellowship Mailing list, please contact Kurt Walker at
kwalker@ANTS.edu

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Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
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Presenting Film and Video works by The School of the Museum of Fine
Arts community members:

Krista Caballero
Micheal Collins
Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency)
Taraka Larson
Kathy Rugh
Amelia Saint Peter Blair
Karen Schiff (former ANTS artist in residency)

February 21, Thursday 7pm

At: The Meetinghouse Center for the Arts and Theology

Join us for a casual evening of Film, Video, and sharing between the
SMFA and ANTS community. Plus…Free Snacks!!

Sponsored by the Worship, Theology,
and the Arts Program

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Book Study with Prof. Mark Heim
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THEOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION
First baptist Church of Newton cordially invites you to a Book Study
with Andover Newton Professor
and member of FBC Newton, Mark Heim and his book, "Saved from
Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross"
Date: March 2, 9, and 16 during Sunday school in the chapel.
Please contact Mary Jane Ott for further Information and to sign up.
email:
smjott@aol.com or phone: 617-527-1812

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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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Join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton on Connect!
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To join the Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton, sign on to
Connect and add us to your group list.

We are exploring how to be both progressive and evangelical. We are
hosting nationally recognized preacher the Rev. Dr. Tony Campolo April
14 as part of this exploration. Many of you may have heard that Tony
wore a rainbow stole when he preached to over 18,000 people last week at
the New Baptist Covenant Celebration in Atlanta.

Planning and meeting announcements are posted and emailed to members
through Connect. Only activities of general interest are announced
through E-News. If you have any questions contact bbagby@ants.edu

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Join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS on Connect!
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To join the UCC Fellowship at ANTS, sign on to Connect and add us to
your group list. Planning and meeting announcements are posted and
emailed to members through Connect. Only activities of general interest
are announced through E-News. If you have any questions contact
cstasko@ants.edu , ehalstead@ants.edu or dhollis@ants.edu .

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Financial aid info
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Financial Aid Information:

Northern Baptist Education Society Scholarships-Spring Semester:
Rev. Roger Spinney will be hosting a dinner at the Walker Center on
March 7 for students who received Northern Baptist Scholarships in the
fall. Students should have received an invitation and scholarship
application for the spring semester. The financial aid office needs to
complete a section of the application. Please drop off the application
by February 22, so the application can be completed and returned to Rev.
Spinney prior to March 7. New ABC students wishing to apply for a
scholarship will need to pick up the application from the financial aid
office and will need to meet with Rev. Spinney before March 7.

Colonial Clergy Scholarships for 2008-2009:
The Colonial Clergy will be awarding scholarships for the 2008-2009
award year. MDIV students who plan a church ministry in the manner of
the Colonial Clergy may apply for a scholarship. Students need to submit
a one page letter, writing about their school life and their family, how
summer work relates to their studies, financial need, and future plans.
Please submit letters to the financial aid office by February 22, 2008.


Armstrong/Voss Scholarship for 2008-2009:
$2000 scholarship. Student must be in-care of the Minnesota Conference,
United Church of Christ. Application available in the financial aid
office. Scholarship deadline February 15, 2008.

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Intramurals at ANTS
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Liz Miller will be coachin ANTS intramurals, and will be taking down
names for try outs for the hop scotch team.

Seriously, let Liz know if you are interesting in kick ball, softball,
or soccer for this spring, and possibly playing with other BTI schools.
The tentative name for the team is the ANTS Carpenters.