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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

In this message:

- From the Registrar's Office
- John Brock Update
- Counseling Survey
- Andover Newton Email Use Required for Connect
- Serve New England
- Thursday movie night - 8 p.m. - Good Bye Lenin!
- Collective Breath Project
- Bookstore summer hours
- Library June hours
- Summer Art Night
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced

Due to the ever increasing energy cost and the adverse impact these
costs have to the financial well being of Andover Newton Theological
School, we are forced to implement a fuel surcharge effective July 1,

This fuel surcharge of $15 will be assessed in the fall and again in
the spring semesters for all students. Because we know that most
students have limited resources and any surcharge is a burden, we want
you to know that this charge only represents a fraction of the increase
in our costs.

We cannot control price increases, but we can control usage. A
continuous effort on the part of the community must be undertaken to
drive energy consumption down. We are pleased that the Board of Trustees
has committed to reduce the School's energy consumption by 20% in the
next 4 years. This goal cannot be attained, however, unless we all pitch
in. Thus, we ask for everyone's help.
We are committed to eliminate this surcharge at the earliest possible

Thank you for your understanding.

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

John Brock Update

After a procedure to perform repairs on his heart yesterday, John will
soon be released from the hospital! He expresses his extreme
thankfulness for the prayers, wishes and thoughts that have been offered
on his behalf over the past few days.

Many thanks and blessings to all.
take care
Chapel Steward

Counseling Survey
Dear Andover Newton Students,

We are trying to enhance the counseling services you receive. Please
take a moment to fill out the 8 question survey below (it should take
only 5-10 minutes). All responses are anonymous.

The link is at:

I deeply appreciate your feedback,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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

Thursday movie night - 8 p.m. - Good Bye Lenin!
Join the Student Association and the Office of Recruitment and
Admission this Thursday at 8:00 p.m. in the Wilson Chapel for Summer
Movie Night!

This week's movie is Good Bye Lenin!:

In East Germany in 1989, Alex Kerner's (Daniel Bruhl) mother Christiane
(Katrin Sass) falls into a coma just as the Berlin Wall is about to come
down. Eight months later, she wakes up, but her heart is too weak to
withstand any great shock. So Alex goes to great (and often hysterical)
lengths to keep the truth about her country's reform a secret. This
widely praised, Golden Globe-nominated comedy played in festivals around
the world.

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

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

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 (

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.