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Monday, July 21, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, July 21st, 2008

In this message:

- Student Health Insurance
- Summer Advising
- From the Registrar's Office: Course Schedules and New Fall 2008
E-Learning course
- CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S Course Time Change
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!

Staff Changes
- Interim Manager of IT Appointed
- New Director of Housing and Facilities
- Kerri Saucier

Other News and Opportunities
- Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
- Keys Found
- Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine
- See what Carl Borden is up to (MDiv 2006 Graduate)
- Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj & Karen Hernandez-Andrews
- Summer Art Night

Student Health Insurance
All Registered Students taking 9 or more credit hours are automatically
enrolled in the School Plan.
Massachusetts state law now requires all students not enrolling in the
student health insurance plan must bring physical proof of insurance to
the business office.
The premiums for the Student Health Insurance 2008-09 policy year (Sept
1 to Aug 31) are:

Student: $ 944.
Spouse: $3752.
Each Child $1878.

Starting this year, students enrolled in the plan may elect to cover a
domestic partner at the spousal rate.
The web site for the insurance carrier, United Health Care Student
Resources, is

Summer Advising
Sarah Drummond will be available to advise students as they plan their
fall courses during the following open advising hours:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on
July 22, July 23, July 24, July 29, July 30, July 31

Please note:
● All incoming students will be assigned advisors in September.
Please reserve long-term planning conversations for those Faculty
● Before seeking advising, students should read Courses of
Instruction and consult the Student Handbook as resources for planning.
● It is possible that students will either have to wait briefly or
await a return phone call, as these are open advising hours.

Students may visit Worcester 202 or call (617) 964-1100 x 230. All
current and entering Andover Newton students will be most welcome!

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

From the Registrar's Office:
Course Schedules; New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM
Next Academic Year course schedules available on the connect home page.
To View/Download, click the links below for the selected term.

Fall 2008 NEW E-Learning COURSE for DMin and STM students
CMLE 853-The Religious Leader as Servant
Prof. Jeff Jones
This on-line seminar will explore the meaning of servant leadership for
ministry in today's world. Based primarily in the writing of Robert
Greenleaf, whose personal papers are housed in the Andover Newton
library, the seminar will engage participants in an in-depth look at
the art and practice of leadership with particular reference to their
own identity and role as leaders. This is a D.Min. elective.

CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S Course Time Change
Dear Students Entering Field Education,

Please note that Jeff Jones' courses, CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S The
Integrative Seminar(s), have been moved from Wednesdays, 10:30-11:50 to
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. This change is part of an effort to assist
students who seek to fulfill their Field Education requirements while
also working full-time. Please direct any questions or concerns to
Jennifer Walker or to me.

Yours truly,

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
Dear returning Students,

Once again I will be dividing all incoming students into small
spiritual formation groups. Students who have led these groups in the
past have found it very rewarding, and excellent preparation for
ministry. And, these groups have meant a great deal to incoming
students. One such student described his/her group in this way, "It was
a time of feeling a part, caring for others and knowing they cared about
you. It was good to have people who were more advanced in their studies
as well as those who were trying to figure it all out as I was. We
formed such a unit that you know if you needed someone or special
prayer, it was available." This makes such a difference in the lives of
new students, please consider this ministry.

If you are interested in being a small group leader you need to
register for "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" (INTE684 (GR07) 01).
Incoming Professor and Director of the Wilson Chapel Mary Luti and I
will be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other
Thursday afternoon for 2 hours for the fall. If you took the course
last year and wish to be a leader again, please register to "audit" the

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Interim Manager of IT Appointed
Emily Leavitt has been appointed interim manager of IT, effective July
This is a full time appointment which will afford us the opportunity to
explore various options that are available
going forward.

Robert MacDonald
V.P. of Finance and Operations
Andover Newton Theological School

New Director of Housing and Facilities
I am pleased to announce that Mr. Frank Novo has joined the Dean of
Students' team as the new Director of Housing and Facilities. Frank is
a graduate of Boston College and also holds a Master's degree from
George Washington University's School of Business and Public Management.
Frank brings extensive experience in the corporate world both in
customer service and project management. Frank comes to us from
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., a non-profit where he
helped plan and schedule seminars and other events for attorneys in the
greater Boston area and beyond. Frank is fluent in Spanish and
Portuguese, and lives with his partner Kevin in West Roxbury. Please
join me in welcoming Frank to our community.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Kerri Saucier
It is with great personal regret that I tell you that Kerri Saucier
will be leaving Andover Newton and moving to the western part of the
state at the end of July. Kerri has been an invaluable member of the
Advancement team, and has patiently supported the needs of other offices
as well. We will miss her sorely here in Institutional Advancement. I'm
sure we won't even know how much she does until she stops doing it!
Andover Newton's loss will be Smith College's gain, however, and we
sincerely wish Kerri and Cooper well in their new adventure. Stay tuned
for a goodbye party the last week in July!

Priscilla Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Keys Found
A Subaru car key was found at the inside entrance to Worcester hall.
The key is in Frank Novo's office.

Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
It is with a great amount of regret that the Andover Newton community
has lost a true prophet. Please look to Enews for further information
regarding a memorial service for Edie this fall in which both Hebrew
College and Andover Newton will organize.

A wonderful mother, sister, friend and inspiration to many, passed away
peacefully on Sunday, July 6th, 2008 at her home in Cambridge, MA from
breast cancer. She was 61 years old. Edie received her B.A. at Simmons
College, her Ed.M. at Boston University and her J.D. from Northeastern
University School of Law in 1983. She served as General Counsel in the
Executive Office of Human Services in the Dukakis administration, and
was a trust and estate attorney at Palmer & Dodge LLP. After many years
as a lawyer, Edie enrolled in theological studies where her passion for
interfaith dialogue helped spark joint initiatives between seminary and
rabbinical students at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew

After the events of 9/11 Edie felt called to do something to mitigate
the misunderstanding and fear between Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
This prompted her to form a woman's interfaith book group called the
Daughters of Abraham, which has now become a national movement with
groups all over the country. Edie was also a trustee of the American
University in Cairo, and a board member and former co-chair for
Massachusetts Advocate for Children.

Edie is survived and greatly missed by her father, Miner D. Crary, Jr.
of Northport, NY; her husband, Edward H. Howe, from whom she was
separated; her brothers, James G. Crary of Phoenix, AZ, and Miner A.
Crary of Sudbury, MA and her sisters, Laura M. Crary of Newton, MA and
Harriet S. Crary of Cambridge, MA; her children, Christopher H. Howe of
Somerville, MA, Jamen Howe Jones of San Francisco, CA, Joel Peace Howe
of Cambridge, MA; her sisters-in-law, Helen H. Crary and Janelle
Rossignol Crary; brother-in-law Douglas T. Hall; her daughter-in-law,
Jennifer Howe Peace and son-in-law, Roderick B. Jones; her nieces, Anna
C. Crary, Elissa H. Crary, Emma C. Crary, Mary Lauran C. Hall, and
nephew, Cameron Crary; and the six grandchildren who brought such joy to
her life, Alex, Jim, Ezra, Elijah, Harriet and Huxley.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: the Daughters of Abraham
through the First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, 11 Garden St.,
Cambridge 02138, memo line: Daughters of Abraham; or to the Andover
Newton Interfaith Fund at the Andover Newton Theological School,
Attention Priscilla Deck, 210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459. Plans are
being made for a service at Andover Newton Theological School in the
fall, to honor her life and work.

Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine
Come One, Come All to the Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine

The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts are holding their annual
Mid-Summer Festival this year on July 25-27. The festival is held at
OCEANWOOD, located in Ocean Park, in the town of Old Orchard Beach,

All are welcome to come for fun & food. All fundraising proceeds are
used as support for camperships, resources, and operations.

Find out all about the festival at the following website:

Emily Leavitt
Coordinator of the Baptist Fellowship Group

See what Carl Borden is up to (MDiv 2006 Graduate)
Rev. Carl Borden on the local News and for a good reason no less. You
can watch the news story at:

Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj & Karen Hernandez-Andrews
Dr. Jeyaraj will be here on July 30th to make the final move to
England. There is a lot of furniture he would like to donate to the
community, if people are interested. If not, a Salvation Army truck
will be taking the rest of the furniture on that afternoon. If you are
interested, please feel free to swing by.

The Andrews have furniture available for FREE if you can come pick it
up. (They live in Sudbury.)
Available items are:
Two couches, both with pull out beds - One Full size, One Queen size
(Decent shape, will look great with a couch cover!)
Two small coffee tables (Light wood, good shape)
One Wing Back Chair (Tan and rust colored - Good shape)
If you are interested, please call Karen or Andy at 978-443-0175.

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 (