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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 19, 2008

In this message:

- Commencement is Coming!
- Graduating Seniors
- Future of Great Preaching series to feature outstanding UUA minister
- SA Meeting
- Student Handbook On the Web
- Upcoming ESF Events -- February 26th!
- Chapel News (February 17-23)
- Current UU Thursday worship schedule
- Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
- Message from the writing tutor
- Conference on Ministries
- LASAGNA DINNER
- Transpire service
- Lost and found - Jewelry
- Prison Ministry Fellowship events Feb. 26th and Feb. 29th
- Gender and Religion: Authority, Power, and Agency


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Commencement is Coming!
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The 2008 Andover Newton Commencement celebration will be held on
Saturday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon. A reception will follow
under a tent on the quad. The 2008 Baccalaureate service will be
Friday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Wilson Chapel, and a dessert reception
will follow it.

If you are a returning student and would like to help us with
Commencement or Baccalaureate by volunteering please let me know. If
you are graduating, we look forward to welcoming you and your family and
friends to the celebration. More information will be forthcoming so
please check your Andover Newton email account regularly. If you have
questions at this point please don't hesitate to contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
nnienhuis@ants.edu

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Graduating Seniors
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Dear 2008 graduates

This email comes to you on behalf of the your fellow seniors on the
commencement planning team - Cindy Antonuk, Janet Bush, Donna Colletti
Lowre, Nel Fields and Debbie Thornton.

Commencement will take place in the afternoon of Saturday, May 17.
There are several events associated with commencement besides the
diploma-awarding ceremony itself, including a baccalaureate worship
celebration followed by a reception on Friday evening.

Traditionally, graduating seniors contribute to planning the
baccalaureate service through suggesting themes, scripture or other
readings, and the faculty speaker.

We are asking you now for suggestions, and nominations for a faculty
speaker. Once we've received your input, we will suggest readings and a
theme to the Baccalaureate committee, which is headed by Greg Mobley.
In addition, if there is no clear consensus on a recommended faculty
speaker, we will get back to you and ask for an informal vote.

Please respond asap to Janet Bush at jbush@ants.edu. We need your
input by February 28 at the latest!

Again - we'd like your suggestions for baccalaureate:

Faculty Speaker - Who would you like to hear from?
Scripture/Reading -What text would you suggest?
Theme - What should the theme or topic be?

Thanks

Cindy, Janet, Donna, Nel and Debbie

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Future of Great Preaching series to feature outstanding UUA minister
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February 20 Rev. Gary Smith
A native of Maine, Gary came to the First Parish of Concord, MA in 1988
after serving congregations in Middletown, Connecticut and Bangor,
Maine, as well as a stint at our Unitarian Universalist Association
headquarters in Boston. He has been President of the national Ministers
Association and is currently teaching a seminar in preaching at Harvard
Divinity School.

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SA Meeting
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All are welcome and invited to attend...

The Student Association Meeting
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
5-6pm in the Student Lounge, Upper Noyes

We will be discussing constitution revisions, treasurer status, student
life events, etc..

Please try to come for all or part of the meeting.

Thank You,
Tempest Brevard
Secretary
ANTS '09

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Student Handbook On the Web
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Please remember that the Andover Newton Student Handbook is on our web
site. The link for the Handbook is:
http://www.ants.edu/studenthandbook/

The handbook contains all
school policies as well as other important information for students.
Please let me know if you have any questions.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Upcoming ESF Events -- February 26th!
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The Episcopal Student Fellowship will gather for lunch and conversation
in the small dining room on Tuesday, February 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 Dr.
William C. 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. 18-23) will
be offered by:
Monday: HOLIDAY: NO MORNING PRAYER
Tuesday: John Brock
Wednesday: Carmen Emerson
Thursday: Nancy Willbanks
Friday: Ned Allyn Parker
Saturday: Special Morning Worship as part of the Conference on
Ministries
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. Gary Smith 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 and UUCANS will be holding worship
together on Thursday,
February 21st.

There will be a special worship on Saturday February 23rd as part of
the Conference on Ministries.

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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Current UU Thursday worship schedule
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Dear friends and colleagues,

The ANTS UU worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm in
Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with your friends
for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your mind! This
week's worship service will be led by the Rev. Aaron Payson, an ANTS
graduate, pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester.
"Riding The Razors Edge" is a reflection inspired by the a collection
of essays published in "The Heart Is A Little To The Left"
(Dartmouth, 1991) by William Sloan Coffin.

February 21 : Rev Aaron Payson
February 28 : Duffy Peet / Tim House co-leading
March 6 : (open)
March 13 : BSF / UUCANS (William Schultz preaching)
March 20 : SPRING BREAK
March 27 : SPRING BREAK
April 3 : Mark Richards
April 10 : BSF
April 17 : Tim House
April 24 : Leslie Becknell-Marx
May 1 : April Spencer
May 8 : BSF

From the worship coordinators,
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)
Cathy French (cmfrench@juno.com)

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Between Places: The Spiritual in Art
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Between Places: The Spiritual in Art

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
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Free, and open to the public.

Directions to the campus at:

www.ants.edu

Accessible by the Green "D" line, at the Newton Centre stop

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 at Andover
Newton Theological School; for further information, contact Ms. Jennifer
Shaw, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.

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Message from the writing tutor
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Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on anything you might be
writing.

I'm on campus (Worcester 302) most Tuesdays 10 to 3, and occasional
Thursdays 12 to 3 (hours are flexible). I will also be here Wednesday
Feb. 27 and Monday March 3.

Drop in if you like, but it's much better to email me for an
appointment. And yes, we can work by phone and email, once we've met
in person.

I look forward to working with you!

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
tutor@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 282

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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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LASAGNA DINNER
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THE FIRST CHURCH IN WEYMOUTH MASS. IS HAVING A HOMEMADE LASAGNA
DINNER WITH SOUP AND SALADS. ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23RD AT 7:00 PM.

COST IS $10 ADULTS /$5 KIDS /$25 FAMILY. FIRST CHURCH IS AT 11
CHURCH ST IN WEYMOUTH FOR DIRECTIONS AND TICKETS CALL DANIEL KELLEHER
AT (781)-424-0742.

I DANIEL KELLEHER MAKE THE FOUR DEFERENT LASAGNAS (MEAT, 10 VEGETABLE,
LOBSTER, NEW ENGLAND)
KIND FRIENDLY FOOD IS AVAILABLE AND ALL OTHER FOOD FROM SCRATCH. I PAY
FOR ALL THE FOOD, COOK IT
ALL, AND WITH HELP SERVE IT ALL. 100% OF THE MONEY FROM THE SALE OF
TICKETS GOES TO THE CHURCH.

ALL ARE WELCOME!
I AM A YOUTH MINISTRY MAJOR AT ANTS. I WILL HAVE TICKETS WITH ME ON
TUESDAY 2-19-08 AT LUNCH.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!
IN CHIRST NAME DANIEL KELLEHER

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Transpire service
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Transpire

A Trans-led Church Service
An ecumenical celebration
of Transgender Lives
breathing spirit into
community

Sunday February 24 at 5 pm

Worship Celebration with Fellowship Meal to follow
In the Chapel of College Avenue Methodist Church
@ 14 Chapel Street (near Davis Square), Somerville, MA

We are blessed by the tremendous gifts & graces that transgender people
bring into our churches and communities. Join us, as trans people from
many different religious & spiritual backgrounds gather with family &
friends for an inspiring, spirit-filled evening!

How to get there
Two blocks from the Davis Square T stop on the Red Line
Wheelchair accessible through the Chapel Street entrance

Sponsored by Cambridge Welcoming Ministries

For more information:
www.cambridgewelcomingministries.org or email Sean - sdelmore@gmail.com


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Lost and found - Jewelry
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A piece of jewelry was found in the cafeteria. Please see Liz on
Thursday or Friday to claim your Jewelry.

Elizabeth Bostwick
Food Service Director
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd
Newton Centre ma 02459
617 964-1100 x303
ebostwick@ants.edu

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Prison Ministry Fellowship events Feb. 26th and Feb. 29th
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Discussion with Rev. Laura Tuach, Partakers; Harold Adams, Committee of
Friends and Relatives of Prisoners, Our Prison Neighbors, & Louise D.
Brown Peace Institute.

Andover Newton School of Theology
Co-sponsored by: ANTS Prison Ministry Fellowship & Partakers

Feb. 29th 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Partakers Orientation for Prison
Visitation.
(Likely the Peck Room. I will confirm.)

Remember those in prison, and those dealing with the prison industrial
complex.

Questions? Contact Bill Gural: wgural@ants.edu

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Gender and Religion: Authority, Power, and Agency
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The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study's Seventh Annual Gender
Conference
Co-sponsored by Harvard Divinity School

Thursday, April 3, 2008
1:30-5:30 pm

Friday, April 4, 2008
9 am-4 pm

Radcliffe Gymnasium
10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Admission is free, and registration is required.
<http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB227FT9YUCV3> Click here to
register <http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB227FT9YUCV3> .

The Radcliffe Institute's seventh annual gender conference,
co-sponsored by
Harvard Divinity School, examines the persistent entanglements of
religion
and gender, with a particular focus on women's agency. Panels will
address
religious law, religion and the gendered body, challenges to religious
authority, and the complexities of freedom and submission in religious
contexts. The conference includes presenters who grapple with gender
both in
their scholarship and as leaders within their religious communities.
Case
studies will draw on medieval Japanese Buddhism, contemporary India,
nineteenth-century Sudan, Orthodox Judaism, the Caribbean diaspora,
and
diverse Christian and Muslim contexts.

Schedule

Thursday, April 3, 2008

1:30 pm Welcome and Introduction

Barbara J. Grosz, Interim Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
and
Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences, Harvard University
Ann D. Braude, Director, Women's Studies in Religion Program; Senior
Lecturer on American Religious History, Harvard Divinity School,
Harvard
University

1:45 pm "Gender Defines Religion, Religion Defines Gender"

Convener: Shaye Cohen, Nathan Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature
and
Philosophy; Director, Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University

Panelists: Bernadette Brooten, Robert and Myra Kraft and Jacob Hiatt
Professor of Christian Studies and Professor of Women's and Gender
Studies,
Brandeis University
Elizabeth A. Castelli, Professor of Religion, Barnard College at
Columbia
University
Madhu Kishwar, Professor and Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of
Developing Societies; founder, editor, Manushi: A Journal About Women
and
Society; founder, president, Manushi Sangathan: A Forum for Democratic
Reforms
Afsaneh Najmabadi, Professor of History and of the Studies of Women,
Gender,
and Sexuality, Harvard University

3:30 pm Break

3:45 pm "Religion and the Gendered Body: the Work of Caroline Walker
Bynum
in 21st-century Perspective"

Convener: Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University and
Lincoln
Professor of History, Harvard University

Panelists: Gannit Ankori, Henya Sharef Professor of Humanities, Hebrew
University of Jerusalem
Carol B. Duncan, Associate Professor of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid
Laurier University
R. Marie Griffith, Professor of Religion, Director of the Program in
the
Study of Women and Gender, Princeton University
Caroline Walker Bynum, Professor of Medieval European History,
Institute for
Advanced Study, Princeton; University Professor Emerita, Columbia
University

5:30 pm Reception

Friday, April 4, 2008

9 am Welcome

William A. Graham, Dean and John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity,
Harvard
Divinity School, and Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern
Studies, Harvard University

9:15 am "Gender and the Structures of Religious Authority"

Convener: Lisa McGirr, Professor of History, Harvard University

Panelists: Catherine Brekus, Associate Professor of the History of
Christianity, the Divinity School, University of Chicago
Fiona Griffiths, Assistant Professor of Medieval History, New York
University; 2007-2008 Humboldt Fellow, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
Mainz
Eve M. Troutt Powell, Professor of Middle Eastern History and Africana
Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Barbara Ruch, Columbia University

10:45 am Break

11 am "Gender and Challenges to Religious Authority"

Convener: Harvey Cox, Hollis Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity
School,
Harvard University

Panelists: John Demos, Professor of History, Yale University
Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Michelene Pesantubbee, Professor of Religious Studies, University of
Iowa
Amina Wadud, Visiting Scholar, Starr King School for the Ministry;
Professor
of Islamic Studies, School of World Studies, Virginia Commonwealth
University

12:45 pm Break

2 pm "Gendered Freedom/Religious Freedom"

Convener: Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian
Studies in
the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Member of the Faculty of Divinity,
Harvard
Divinity School, Harvard University

Panelists: Lisa Sowle Cahill, J. Donald Monan Professor of Theology,
Boston
College
Janice Love, Dean, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Ingrid Mattson, Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam
and
Christian-Muslim Relations, Hartford Seminary
Tamar Ross, Professor of Jewish Philosophy, Bar Ilan University

3:45 pm Concluding remarks

For more information, please visit <http://www.radcliffe.edu/>
www.radcliffe.edu or call 617.495.8600.

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is a
scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a
wide
range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Within
this
broad purpose, the Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the
study
of women, gender, and society.