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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

In this message:

- Registrar Office Closed
- Toni DiPina Moving on June 20th (Corrected)
- Book Drive
- Andover Newton Email Use Required for Connect
- March with Andover Newton at Boston Pride this Saturday
- Recycling TVs and More
- Invitation to the Coolidge Corner Theatre
- Bookstore summer hours
- Library June hours
- UUCANS elections
- Carol Allman-Morton Ordination
- Going Away Party for Evn Tomeny
- Summer Art Night
- New Employee in Information Technology
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- Public Events during the Summer Institute in Arts and Worship

Registrar Office Closed
The Registrar Office is closed from June 9 through June 13. Nayda
Aguila will be back on June 16.

Thursday Movie Night - 8:00 p.m. - There Will Be Blood
Join the Student Association and the Office of Recruitment and
Admission this Thursday at 8:00 p.m. (note the time change) in the
Wilson Chapel for Summer Movie Night!

This week's movie will be There will Be Blood:

A sprawling epic of family faith power and oil, There Will Be Blood is
set on the incendiary frontier of California's turn-of-the-century
petroleum boom. The story chronicles the life and times of one Daniel
Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) who transforms himself from a down-and-out
silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon. When
Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there is a little town out West
where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground he heads with his son
H.W. (Dillon Freasier) to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston.
In this hardscrabble town where the main excitement centers around the
holy roller church of charismatic preacher Eli Sunday (Paul Dano),
Plainview and H.W. make their lucky strike. But even as the well raises
all of their fortunes nothing will remain the same as conflicts escalate
and every human value love hope community belief ambition and even the
bond between father and son is imperiled by corruption deception and the
flow of oil. Daniel Day-Lewis won a 2008 Oscar for Best Actor for his
portrayal of Daniel Plainview.

Don't forget your comfortable cushion or chair. The screen is
theater-sized, the sound system is fantastic, and the fellowship is
priceless. Join us!

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

March with Andover Newton at Boston Pride this Saturday
This Saturday BGLANTS and friends will be marching in the annual Boston
Pride parade. You and your family are invited to join us! This is a
wonderful event so demonstrate the ONA community we strive to build. We
need to be downtown by 11:30am, and the parade usually lasts about two
hours. Their are port-a-potties on the route for tiny marchers.

If you are interested in marching, please email Burton Bagby
( or Liz Miller ( to find out our
"staging location."

We look forward to seeing all of the Andover Newton family--students,
staff and faculty--this Saturday!

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:
( and (
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

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

Going Away Party for Evn Tomeny
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.

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.