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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

In this message:

- 2008-2009 course schedules
- ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
- Where are your papers and exams???
- In Her Own Voice
- Prayer Request for Burton Bagby and Family
- Call for Candidates -- SA 2008-9 Elections
- Chapel News (April 13-19)
- Thursday UU Worship
- The Graduating Senior Breakfast (Updated)
- Children Misplaced by Domestic Violence
- TABCOM offers professional ethics course
- Open Labyrinth Walk
- Library schedule notice

2008-2009 course schedules
Initial drafts of the 2008-2009 course schedules are posted on the
board just outside of the Faculty Office (Worcester 105). Please feel
free to drop by and review them as you are making your plans for the
next academic year.

Jennifer Shaw
Assistant to the Faculty

ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
On Thursday, April 24 Lynne C. Eckman, ( ) the
Asst. Manager National Ministries and the National Scholarship
Coordinator for the American Baptist Personnel Services, will be on
campus. She invites Baptist students to email her directly if they
would like to meet with her. And if you are free for lunch on the 24th
(which she will host) please RSVP directly to Dean Nancy Nienhuis
( to reserve a spot.

Where are your papers and exams???
Perhaps you were wondering what ever happened to your final papers or
exams from the Fall or Winter semesters. Many of them have been returned
by professors to the Faculty Office (Worcester 105), where they are
waiting anxiously to be picked up by you. For your convenience, there is
a sheet posted on the board outside the office indicating which faculty
have returned papers. They spent time grading them, and you spent time
producing them, so make that time worthwhile by claiming them. There are
even collections of returns from 2006-2007, so please check - we need to
make room for the upcoming Spring semester!

Jennifer Shaw
Assistant to the Faculty

In Her Own Voice
Announcing a performance of In Her Own Voice; a one-person play that
gives a distinctive voice to named and un-named women in Scripture.

Donna Colletti-Lowre, M Div graduating senior, wrote and will perform
in the premier of this work-in- progress.
Donna was a professional actress, singer and director in her first
career, before entering seminary in 2004.
She has performed many roles from Shakespeare - commercials; in theater
,TV and film; in New York, LA, Europe and regionally.
Donna would like to bring In Her Own Voice to churches, retreats and
conferences as an educational outreach to women who sometimes feel they
are not seen enough in Scripture and not spoken enough about from the
There will be a Q&A after the performance.

All ANTS students, faculty and staff are cordially invited. Please
extend the invitation to members of your home churches, and the larger

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Place: Wilson Chapel
Andover Newton Theological School.
210 Herrick St.
Newton Center, MA
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

Prayer Request for Burton Bagby and Family
Burton's dear uncle, Burton Holloway Parks, passed on Monday. Burton
left to be with the family in Texas. He requests your prayers for him
and his partner Ron, and for the entire family.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

Please join us for informal worship, mingling, and conversations in a
small group format. This is a chance for spouses/partners to meet each
other and share experiences. Seminarians will also share among

3-5 PM


Questions/RSVP to Christina Sillari OR Janet Bush Sponsored by UU Student group at ANTS (UUCANS).

Call for Candidates -- SA 2008-9 Elections
This is the official Call for Candidates for all Student Association
offices during the 2008-9 academic year. There are 5 offices for which
elections shall be held: President, Vice President, Secretary,
Treasurer, and Student Life Chair. Descriptions of each can be found in
the SA Constitution, which you can access via Connect (go to the SA

Should you wish to run for any of these offices, please forward to me
your name, which office you are seeking, and a 1 paragraph description
of yourself and why you are running. I need to receive this by the end
of the day ( on Thursday, April 17. SA currently plans to
hold elections the week of April 21-25, with exact dates TBA.

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

Chapel News (April 13-19)
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 14- April 18) will

be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Wednesday: Ellen Quaadras
Thursday: Tim House
Friday: Carol Steinbrecher

Monday at 1:00 the Evangelical Fellowship will be hosting a special
worship service at which Tony Campolo will be speaking.

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. Kyle Childress 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.

Thursday at 1:00 Worship will be held in the UU tradition and led by
Tim House.

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.

There are many other worship opportunities this week, please continue
to watch ENews for updates.

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

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

Thursday UU Worship
Dear friends and colleagues,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with your
colleagues for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your

Tim House will lead our worship this week, inspired by the words of
Michael Leunig: "A person kneels before a duck". God-talk might be
less about WHOM we're talking about (or to whom we're talking) and
more about HOW we are participating in the conversation.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

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 (
Cathy French (

The Graduating Senior Breakfast (Updated)
The Senior Breakfast is for all of the graduating seniors-all
denominations-all programs. It will be on May 7th @ 8AM in the dining
hall. RSVP by 4/25 to This event is sponsored by the

Children Misplaced by Domestic Violence
On Friday April 25, 2008 10:00am-12:00pm there will be a seminar in the
Wilson Chapel,
"Children Misplaced by Domestic Violence."
Heather Ramsey, Courtney Stange-Tregear,and Bob Ingalls from Justice
Matters class will be presenting this seminar to the ANTS Community and
to the local community.

Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask

and provoke questions about religious practice and practical
theology, is now accepting submissions on the theme of Imagination.
We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment

Submissions should help us see interesting and/or novel connections
between imagination and religious practice, past and present, in any
context or tradition. That could take many possible forms - e.g.
showing the relationship of imagination to ritual or religious
community, exploring types of imagination (religious, theological,
moral, pastoral, political), helping to clarify the connections
between religion and artistic process, revealing dangers or
perversions of imagination, etc.

Submissions from diverse disciplinary perspectives are encouraged.
This includes, but is not limited to, work originating in religious
studies, theology, history, ethics, anthropology, literature,
cultural studies, sociology, psychology, political science,
philosophy, media studies, the arts, journalism, or the sciences. We

also encourage work about and from diverse religious traditions.

We welcome submissions of traditional academic papers and critical
essays, but also are encouraging the submission of multimedia
scholarship. This might include film, video, soundscape, new media,
photography, art or performance, among other possible media. Do note

that although exploring the possibilities of multimedia scholarship
is part of our mission, we also are committed to working with
scholars of varying levels of technical proficiency.

The submission deadline is May 30, 2008. For further information and
submission guidelines, please visit:



Letitia Campbell
Doctoral Student, Ethics & Society
Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University

TABCOM offers professional ethics course
The American Baptist churches of Massachusetts is offering a course on
Professional Ethics. This course, a requirement for ordination in
Massachusetts With the American Baptist Churches, will be held at West
Medford Baptist Church on Saturday May 3rd and Saturday May 10th.
Attendance on both Saturdays is required. The cost of the course is
$150. Please contact Rev. E. Darlene Williams as soon as possible to
sign up for this course. She can be reached at
The deadline for signing up is this week end.

Open Labyrinth Walk
Thursday, April 17
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
The Meetinghouse

Come anytime to experience this ancient spiritual practice. If you
have never walked a labyrinth before, we will be there to help you get

Questions? Contact Martha Bays,

Library schedule notice
The Library will have expanded Saturday hours beginning April 12
through the end of the semester. Saturday hours will be 10:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.

Reminder: On Community Day, April 15, the Library will be open
7:00-10:00 p.m. only.