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Friday, April 04, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, April 4th, 2008

In this message:

- Accreditation Self-Study on Connect
- ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
- COMMUNITY DAY IS April 15!
- Prof. Mark Burrows to be on Television this Sunday
- Coffeehouse - Wednesday, April 30 in the Meetinghouse
- U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to
End the Crisis in Darfur THIS SUNDAY!
- Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on ANYhing you might
be writing.
- Chapel News (April 6-12)
- Black Student Fellowship Evening Jazz Vespers!
- The Graduating Senior Breakfast
- Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
- Kurt Walker & Kimberly Salico-Diehl in Concert, April 5 at 7:30!
- UUCANS Worship Schedule
- Is Field Education in your future?
- FINANCIAL AID FALL 2008
- Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton hosts GLBT African ministry


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Accreditation Self-Study on Connect
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As part of the upcoming accreditation process, Andover Newton had
completed and published a self-study document. Any students interested
in viewing this document can access it under the "Campus Life" tab in
Connect.

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ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
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John Bell of the Iona Community will be coming to ANTS on Community
Day, Tuesday,
April 15th!

From 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the Meetinghouse, he will be offering a workshop
"Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones for Worship" on the challenges and
opportunities of using music in worship. People participating in
Community Day will be back on campus in time to participate in this
event.

From 7:00 - 9:00 pm that evening, there will be a 'Big Sing' with him
in the Wilson Chapel - a great way to wrap up ANTS Community Day!

A $5 donation is requested for each event; ANTS students are free.
Please contact Jennifer Shaw in the Faculty Office (ext. 228) to
register your name for the workshop.

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COMMUNITY DAY IS April 15!
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Community Day is nearly upon us! Mark your calendars for April 15 and
plan to join us. Once again we will close down classes for the day and
go to do community service work off the hill, partnering with the
Rabbinical students at Hebrew College. We will be in small teams
heading off to various areas around Boston. This is an excellent way to
spend some out-of-classroom time with faculty and staff, as we all "roll
up our sleeves" for our neighbors in the greater Boston area. The day
will begin with a morning worship service (put together by JOTH), and
end with the John Bell Song event at 7 pm. Come for whatever part of
the day you can. More information will be coming soon!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Prof. Mark Burrows to be on Television this Sunday
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Prof. Mark Burrows will appear on the Channel 5 program "City Line"
this Sunday, April 6 at noon. as part of a discussion of prophetic
preaching on race issues, growing out of the recent controversy
surrounding the preaching of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Tune in to
get an Andover Newton perspective!

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Coffeehouse - Wednesday, April 30 in the Meetinghouse
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Take a break from the papers and studying!
Get ready for the Coffee House, hosted by our own
talented musician/performer, Donna (DJ) Collins.
Meet the artists who contributed to this year's art
show and share in the performance skills of musicians,
dancers, poets, story-tellers, comedians, and other
talented people from the ANTS community.
Sign up by emailing Donna (DJ) Collins,
dcollins@ANTS.edu
with a brief description of your intended performance
or come ready to be a performer (a few spots will be
available) or come and be part of the audience.
Wednesday, April 30
8:15- 9 pm-snacks and reception
9pm- performances begin in the Meetinghouse
See Joy for more information.

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U2charist & Liz Walker event: Churches Unite for "U2charist" to End
the Crisis in Darfur THIS SUNDAY!
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All Andover Newton community members are invited!

The First Congregational Church in Natick and Edwards Church in
Framingham will host a U2charist and Community Forum on the Crisis in
Darfur in Natick, beginning at 5 PM THIS Sunday, April 6th. A U2charist
is a dynamic, new worship celebration that puts side by side the
powerful music of U2 with a call to action to rally around the UN's
Millennial Development Goals and reverse the death-dealing effects of
poverty by 2015. A Community Forum on the Crisis in Darfur with our
special guest, Liz Walker, will follow the U2charist celebration at 7
PM. There will be an opportunity to view the documentary, "A Glory from
the God" in full, and hear in more detail about the situation in Darfur
and the work of My Sister's Keeper.

Liz Walker, prominent Boston broadcast journalist, minister,
film-maker, is a human rights activist and co-founder of My Sister's
Keeper. Ms. Walker has seen the effects of poverty and violence in
Darfur first-hand. For five years the Reverend Doctor Gloria
White-Hammond and journalist Liz Walker traveled together extensively to
the Sudan where millions have been murdered, raped and tortured in the
21st century's first genocide. Walker will share some of her
experiences of those affected by this genocide, and preview her new
documentary, A Glory from the God.

The U2charist worship event and forum will be held at First
Congregational Church, located at 2 East Central Street on the corner of
routes 27 and 135 in Natick, across from the Natick Common. The
facilities are handicapped accessible.

Discover what you can do right now to stop the violence and reach out
to those caught in the cross-fire.

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Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on ANYhing you might be
writing.
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I'll be on campus (Worcester 302) every Tuesday 10 to 3, into the
first week of May. But April 15 is Community Day, so that week I'll
come on Thursday the 17th, 12 to 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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Chapel News (April 6-12)
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Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 7- April 11) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Bill Delia (Bill will also be sharing some of his music with
us)
Wednesday: Ellen Quaadras
Thursday: Kurt Walker
Friday: Jason Boyd (LOCATION: TBA)

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

Joel Kemp will be
sharing the message at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm. Joel's father, Jesse
Kemp, will be offering a musical meditation during communion also.

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

Wednesday evening @ 6:00 there will also be a Jazz Vespers in the
Wilson Chapel hosted by the BSF.

Thursday at 1:00 the Black Student Fellowship will be worshiping in the
Chapel.

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.

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

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Black Student Fellowship Evening Jazz Vespers!
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The Black Student Fellowship is proud to present an evening of jazz
vespers
Wednesday April 9th from 6-8pm. Live music, spoken word, dramatic
presentation and more will be featured as we meditate and celebrate
through
implicit worship and praise and come together in fellowship. This
wonderful
evening will also include a special presentation to Professor Valerie
Dixon
in recognition of her years of service at Andover Newton. All are
invited.

If you are interested in being involved in the program or have any
questions
please contact Ngozi Robinson at ngozi@ngozitr.com

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The Graduating Senior Breakfast
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The senior breakfast for those graduating will be held on May 7th @ 8AM
in the Dining hall-sponsored by the UCC fellowship.
Please RSVP if you plan on attending this event by April 28th to me @
DHollis@ants.edu.
With Thanks & Blessings,
Dianne Co-mod UCC

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Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
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Children of the Incarcerated - The Role of the Church
Justice Matters Presentation
Brenda Hermanson, Ingrid Cyros, and Judy Brandon

When a parent goes to prison the lives of children are profoundly
affected. In many states in the US
there is no group or agency designated to address the concerns of the
children.
Even when processes that address their needs are in place, children
often feel
abandoned and may be ostracized and sometimes blamed by peers. Learn
about the
scope of the problem. How do we promote nurturing communities in the
church and
beyond that accept these families and minister to and with them? How
might the
church provide or participate in outreach and services that meet the
needs of
these families and others? In what way might study and advocacy by the
church
make a difference?

Thursday, April 10, 12 - 1:30 PM
Upper Noyes Hall

Professors Sharon Thornton and Kirk Jones
offer insight and facilitate conversation.

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Kurt Walker & Kimberly Salico-Diehl in Concert, April 5 at 7:30!
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On April 5 Andover Newton will co-host an interfaith concert with B'nai
Or, one of the Jewish congregations that worships on campus. Kurt
Walker and Kimberly Salico-Diehl will be representing Andover Newton,
and the B'nai Or Rabbi, Rabbi David Zaslow will represent B'nai Or (an
established musician, Rabbi Zaslow has played with Dave Brubeck, among
others). The evening is called "Psalm Enchanted Evening" and is on
April 5th, 8:00pm, in Wilson Chapel. The event costs $15/ticket,
$10/ticket for students (and I have them in my office if you'd like
one). Proceeds will provide funds for JOTH and other interfaith
efforts. Please join us if you can. For more information, please visit
the B'nai Or website at wwwbnaior.org or call (617) 244-5311. For
tickets--see me!

Here is more on Rabbi Zaslow: During his years as a poet-in-the-schools
for the southern Oregon region, David Zaslow wrote and edited more than
a dozen of books of poetry as well as two albums of children's music for
publishers like Good Apple; Harcourt Brace Javanovich; and Scott
Foresman. In the late 1970s David, along with partner Steve Sacks,
co-created what became the Peter Britt Jazz Festival by bringing jazz
legends like Dave Brubeck, Count Basie, Dizzie Gillespie, Woodie Herman,
and dozens of other jazz greats to southern Oregon for the first time.
Along with poet Lawson Inada, in 1988 he was awarded an American Book
Award for educational materials for a project he co-produced featuring
Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows to music composed by Patti McCoy.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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UUCANS Worship Schedule
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Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

April 10 : Black Student Fellowship
April 17 : Tim House
April 24 : Leslie Becknell-Marx
May 1 : April Spencer
May 8 : Black Student Fellowship

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

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Is Field Education in your future?
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The last information session for students considering Field Education
in Fall of 2008 will be held Wednesday, April 16th. The session will be
in the Greene Room from 6:00 to 7:00pm. Contact Jen Walker,
jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

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FINANCIAL AID FALL 2008
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Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at
www.FAFSA.ed.gov

You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website. In order for your
application to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2007
Federal Tax Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April
15, 2008. Applications received after April 15th will not receive
Andover Newton aid unless additional aid becomes available.

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Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton hosts GLBT African ministry
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The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is hosting Other Sheep
this Saturday at 3 p.m.

The program will be followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. The event
will be in the Peck Room of Worcester Hall.

Other Sheep is an ecumenical Christian ministry working for the full
inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within their
respective faiths worldwide. Begun in Latin America in 1992, its purpose
is to network with and equip those who seek to challenge existing
prejudices and discriminatory practices, especially in the areas of
theological and pastoral training, human and civil rights, and HIV/AIDS
prevention and care.

STEVE PARELLI, Executive Director of Other Sheep, and JOSE ORTIZ, his
life partner and Other Sheep co-Coordinator for Africa will offer a
presentation on their 2007 six-week summer ministry to Christian (and a
few Muslim) LGBTs in Kenya and Uganda. We invite you to come and learn
about the exciting work of Other Sheep on the frontiers of international
LGBT ministry! For more information on this event, contact Burton Bagby
at BBagby@ants.edu or 713-829-1200. For more information about Other
Sheep, visit www.othersheep.org.

The Evangelical Fellowship at Andover Newton is working to explore how
to be both progressive and gently evangelical in today's world. For more
information, visit:
https://connect.ants.edu/ics/Campus_Life/Campus_Groups/Evangelical_Fellowship_at_Andover_Newton/