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Monday, July 07, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, July 7th, 2008

In this message:

- New Director of Housing and Facilities Announced!
- Party for Amelia and Brian
- Counseling Survey
- Andover Newton Email Use Required for Connect
- Serve New England
- "Breath Project" Update!!
- Summer Art Night

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.

New Director of Housing and Facilities Announced!
New Director of Housing and Facilities Announced!

I am pleased to announce that Mr. Frank Novo will be joining 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. Although
Frank will be on campus on Monday, July 7 to begin to get to know us, he
will formally begin his new position on Monday, July 14. Please join me
in welcoming Frank to our community.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Party for Amelia and Brian
Hello, All,

We will hold a good-bye gathering for Amelia and Brian on Thursday at 1
pm, in the Peck Room. Please join us as we wish them well in their new


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

"Breath Project" Update!!
Thanks to all 19 of you who have participated so far in the Breath
Project. The hope is to have at least 50 participants.

So, if you have not yet participated please come by Studio #34,
Sturtevant Hall on Mondays 10am - 3pm or Tuesdays 6pm-8pm. I am also
available to make appointments. The breath recordings take no more than
5 min. So bring your breath!! The recordings will be used for a sound
installation on campus in the fall. For questions and comments please
e-mail Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency) 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 (