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Friday, June 20, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, June 20th, 2008

In this message:

- Training for Teaching Parish/Site Committees
- From the Registrar's Office
- Andover Newton Email Use Required for Connect
- Serve New England
- Donna Colletti-Lowre has received a Call
- Collective Breath Project
- Bookstore summer hours
- Library June hours
- UUCANS elections
- Carol Allman-Morton Ordination
- Summer Art Night
- New Employee in Information Technology
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- Public Events during the Summer Institute in Arts and Worship

Training for Teaching Parish/Site Committees
The Field Education Department will be holding a training for Teaching
Parish/Site Committees on Saturday, June 21 from 10am-2pm. The training
will be held in the Berkeley Room of Kendall Hall and will familiarize
members of Teaching Parish/Site Committees (TP/SCs) with the practices,
policies, and principles of working with seminary student interns. For
more information, please contact Jen Walker at 617-964-1100 x316 or

From the Registrar's Office
The Registrar's Office will be closed from June 23 to July 4.
Will re-open on Monday July 7

Andover Newton Email Use Required for Connect
As per school policy, students are required to use their Andover Newton
email address for ALL on campus emails and are responsible for any
emails sent to this account. As such, we will be changing the email
address listed in Connect to Andover Newton ( accounts for all

In order to change your email address in Connect, follow these steps:
1. Click on personal info (located at the top of the page next to your
2. Click on the Biographical Info Tab
3. Click on the pencil next to name and address
4. Enter your Andover Newton email address
5. Save

If you currently have a non Andover Newton email account listed in
Connect, please change your email as per the above instructions.

If you do not know how to access your Andover Newton email account,
please contact Shaun Gould or the IT Help Desk at 617 964 1100 x314 or

Serve New England
I am going to be starting a chapter of Serve New England ( ) here at ANTS and am looking for volunteers
to help in the running of this chapter. The program is designed to
promote volunteer service by offering deep discounts on the highest
quality grocery, meat, and vegetable items to community-minded
individuals willing to volunteer 2 hours of their time each month to a
worthy cause. Volunteers would help to take and distribute orders.
Distribution takes place one Saturday each month. If you're interested
in helping or would like more information, please contact me at . Thank you, Jen Walker

Donna Colletti-Lowre has received a Call
Dear Beloved ANTS Community,

A joyous announcement that Donna Colletti-Lowre has been called as
pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lyme, New Hampshire. This is a
full time pastorate in the American Baptist Churches of Vermont and New
Hampshire. Donna graduated with a Masters of Divinity (with honors) in
May and begins June 23rd. She will be installed in the church late

Donna asks that you keep the church and her in your prayers as they
walk on their new journey together.

Collective Breath Project
I need your help!!

I am an artist in residency here at Andover Newton School of Theology
and I am embarking upon an experimental project with the help of the
ANTS community. I would like to record the sound of everyone's
individual breath. I will then take the information gathered and create
a sound installation on the ANTS campus featuring the accumulated sound
of your breath!

The recording process will take no more than 10 minutes…and will be
super fun!

Please come and participate at….
Faith Johnson's Studio #34, 3rd floor, Sturtevant Hall

Studio Hours:
Mondays 10am-2 pm, Tuesdays 6pm-8pm

OR make an appointment…I am very flexible!

Bookstore closed for inventory
The bookstore will close on Friday, June 27 to take inventory. Staff
will be on hand Monday, June 30 but will be preparing to close the store
for the month of July. If you need textbooks or other material be sure
to make your purchases no later than June 26.

Library June hours
June 14-July 6:
Monday-Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

UUCANS elections
Call for New UUCANS Leadership Team

It is time to create our new leadership team so that they can begin
preparing for the fall semester. There are four slots to be filled: two
co-president, treasurer, and secretary. You can find more information
regarding the positions on connect in the revised bi-laws document.

Students interested in running for an office should submit, by email,
an expression of Intent to run to Christina Sillari (
or ) by Friday June 20th. There will be a scheduled
UUCANS meeting soon thereafter so that students will have an opportunity
to meet the candidates and ask questions.

We are also in need of a moderator for the UUCANS yahoo group as Glen
King is stepping down after a year of great work.

And Cathy French has graduated and will no longer bless us with her
worship skills which means Bruce Taylor needs a co-worker for worship.

I have learned a great deal this year in this volunteer position. I
have grown in my understanding of UU polity, strengthened my leadership
skills, and had the opportunity to work in a true collaborative effort.
Please consider running for a position on the team or volunteering for
another leadership role. We need all of us to sustain, broaden, and
deepen this powerful community at ANTS

Many Blessings,

Christina Sillari
Co-President UUCANS

Carol Allman-Morton Ordination
Members and Friends of the ANTS community are cordially invited to the
ordination of ANTS alum Carol Allman-Morton, M.Div. ('05) to the
Unitarian Universalist Ministry. This service is offered jointly by Old
Ship Church, First Parish in Hingham, MA and the First Unitarian
Universalist Church of Wakefield, MA. The service will be held June 22,
2008 at 3 p.m., Old Ship Meetinghouse, 90 Main Street, Hingham, MA.
Clergy and seminarians are invited to robe and process and should gather
at 2:30 p.m. in the Parish House Parlor. A reception will follow the
service in the Parish House. Following the reception there will be lawn
games outside and a potluck dinner in the Allman-Morton tradition (there
will be Kubb). If you are staying for dinner, please bring something to
share. In case of rain, we will have board games in the Fellowship
Hall. Directions are at

Summer Art Night
Art Night continues all summer! 7-10pm, Thursdays, in the lower studio
of the Meetinghouse. You don't even need to consider yourself an artist,
just come and play. The studio is a cool place (in both senses of the
word)! Free will donation to buy supplies.

Contact Joy with questions (

New Employee in Information Technology
Today Shaun Gould started working as a staff member in the Information
Technology department. Shaun will be replacing Evn Tomeny and will be in
charge of ANTS Connect and the Helpdesk at ANTS.

Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
This summer Kurt Walker (Herrick) and Liz Miller (Appleton Chase) will
be serving as the summer Resident Representatives on the campus. Next
fall Resident Representatives will be: Carol and Len Hayward, Fuller;
Jeremiah Rood, Kendall; Liz Miller, Appleton Chase; Kurt Walker,
Herrick; and Andy Edwards and Sharon Houlahan, Farwell.

Public Events during the Summer Institute in Arts and Worship
Saturday June 21, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Vital Partnership of Pastoral and Musical Leadership - a workshop
at Old South Church, Copley Square, Boston. Led by Nancy Taylor, Sr.
Minister and Harry Huff, Minister of Music.
Providing support, inspiration, and expertise for pastors, musicians,
deacons, and worship and religious education committees in your church's
ministry of worship.
$35 for the day.

Sunday June 22, 7:00 p.m.
The Singing Fire - Community Song Festival with Marty Haugen and Susan
Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs beloved and new.
Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton. $5 at the door.

Tuesday June 24, 7:00 p.m.
Words to Kindle - Poetry Reading with Maren Tirabassi and Robert
The Meetinghouse at Andover Newton. $5 at the door.