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Thursday, June 05, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, June 5th, 2008

In this message:

- No Enews on Friday and Monday
- Toni DiPina Moving on June 20th (Corrected)
- Book Drive
- Andover Newton Email Use Required for Connect
- Summer Movie Night at Andover Newton Begins Thursday, June 5th!
- Recycling TVs and More
- Invitation to the Coolidge Corner Theatre
- Bookstore summer hours
- Library June hours
- Lisa Kemper Ordination
- Carol Allman-Morton Ordination
- Going Away Party for Evn Tomeny
- Andover Newton Dumpsters
- New Employee in Information Technology
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- Gardens at ANTS

No Enews on Friday and Monday
There will be no new Enews on Friday or Monday. The next new Enews will
be Tuesday June 10th.

Toni DiPina Moving on June 20th (Corrected)
Hi, Thank you Kurt Walker for soliciting help with our move. One
correction, we are actually moving on Friday June 20th. If anyone is
available to help us with packing anytime during that week I'd be
forever in your debt. Please let me know at


Book Drive
Andover Newton graduate Karen Hernandez-Andrews' (M.A.T.R. 2007) book
drive is almost over! Karen is collecting books for three schools in
India - The Zinatul Islam School for Girls, Guria School and Mar Thoma
Gram Jyoti Schools, all in Varanasi. Books are needed for kids ages
4-18, with subjects ranging from early reader books, picture books,
classical literature, poetry, fiction, history, etc. The collection bin
is located at Nancy Nienhuis' office in Worcester Hall. If desired,
Karen will happily come to where you are and collect the books if you
have too many to bring in. Karen's Book Drive ends June 15. Questions?
You can email Karen at Thank you for your

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

Summer Movie Night at Andover Newton Begins Thursday, June 5th!
Beginning this Thursday, June 5th and continuing every Thursday evening
throughout the summer, the Student Association and the Office of
Recruitment and Admission have teamed up to show a movie in the Wilson
Chapel beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Chapel has a fantastic, theater-sized
screen and a great sound system. Bring your own comfortable cushion,
chair, or bean bag (or be stuck with the pretty uncomfortable chapel
chairs) and join us!

This Thursday's movie will be Juno:

Facing an unplanned pregnancy, teenage Juno (Ellen Page) devises a plan
to locate the proverbial perfect parents to adopt her baby. But the
seemingly ideal couple Juno chooses still has some growing up to do.
Now, everyone in Juno's world must do a little soul-searching. Michael
Cera co-stars while Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner play the pair of
affluent yuppies anxious for a child in this offbeat coming-of-age
comedy, which won the 2008 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

There's no need to RSVP for any of the See you Thursday!

Recycling TVs and More
For those of you needing a place to deposit your old televisions,
furniture and more, and knowing that our dumpsters cannot accommodate
such items, please remember the Newton recycling center. The center (on
River St) takes computers, televisions, compact fluorescent bulbs, etc.,
and is free of charge to Newton residents. It's open every morning
except Sundays. No appointment is needed. This is a good way to get
rid of old equipment without fouling up our on-site recycling or trash
disposal systems!

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Invitation to the Coolidge Corner Theatre
The Coolidge Corner Theatre wants to let you know about two films that
we are opening that may be of particular interest to seminarians:
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CONSTANTINE'S SWORD, by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Oren
Jacoby, is an astonishing exploration of the dark side of Christianity,
following acclaimed author and former priest James Carroll on a journey
of remembrance and reckoning. A JIHAD FOR LOVE is the world's first
feature documentary to explore the complex global intersections between
Islam and homosexuality. CONSTANTINE'S SWORD opened May 29 and A JIHAD
FOR LOVE opens June 27.

Bookstore summer hours
June/August Mon.-Thurs. 9-5
Fri. 9-4

Closed for the month of July

Library June hours
June 2-13:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday closed

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

Lisa Kemper Ordination
Members and friends of the ANTS community are cordially invited to
celebrate the ordination of Elizabeth Michele Kemper (MDiv '07) into the
Unitarian Universalist ministry. The service will be held at First
Parish Church Unitarian Universalist in Northborough, MA at ten o'clock
in the morning, Saturday, June 7, 2008. The offering will be shared
between the Religious Institute for Sexual Morality, Justice & Healing,
( the UUA's Living Tradition Fund.All are

Clergy and Seminarians are invited to robe and process. Those who wish
to do so should gather at 9:15. For more information and for directions,
please visit ( ) and
click on "ordination".

Peace and Love to you, and I hope you will join in the celebration!

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 http://www.oldsh------------------------
Many of you know that Evn Tomeny will be leaving us to pursue further
education. He has been a wonderful member of the staff and the community
at large and will be greatly missed. Please join Evn on Thursday June
12th at 2:00 PM for a going away party in the business office.

Andover Newton Dumpsters
'Tis the season to be cleaning out rooms and packing up for the summer.
Please remember that only trash may be thrown into Andover Newton
dumpsters. No furniture, bicycles, or electronics--especially items
like computer monitors, which contain hazardous materials--should be
thrown into the dumpsters. Our trash removal company will not empty
dumpsters into which non-authorized items have been thrown. If you have
any questions about what is allowed in the dumpsters, please contact
your Resident Representative or Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office
(ext. 261).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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.

Gardens at ANTS
Gardening is underway....others welcome!!

The "soil" in our garden plot across the road from the southeast end of
Davis Hall is turned. There are many small rocks, so root crops are
probably not the best choice this year. Also we will want to remove some
of the remaining roots to make room for veggies. Being the first year
this has been cultivated in many years it requires some persistence to
prepare the soil. All have agreed to garden chemical
fertilizers or pesticides.

Twelve plots have been marked off with a small (about 1 foot) path
between plots. Eight plots are already claimed. The remaining four plots
are open, first come, first served.....but you must check in with us to
see which are the ones still available. We have tools that were
purchased by the SA in previous years.

Please pass the word. If you are interested contact:
Judy Brandon -
Liz Garrigan-Byerly -