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Monday, July 28, 2008

ANTS Student E-News & Special Announcement - Monday, July 28rd, 2008

In this message:

Special Announcement:
- Vigil tonight (Monday) at ANTS for Tennessee Valley Unitarian
Universalist Church

- Fall Registration Starts July 28th, 9am
- General Registration Announcement
- New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
- CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S course time change
- New "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
- Summer Advising
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!

Other News and Opportunities
- Announcing Baby Mitchell
- Michael Hall in Hospital
- Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
- Used Air Conditioner Available
- Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj
- Summer Art Night

Vigil tonight at ANTS
Those who are looking for a quiet place to come together to share
music, poetry and other responses to yesterday's tragic shooting at the
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church are warmly welcome to
join together in the Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton Theological School
at 7:30 on Monday evening. You are welcome to bring a song, poem, or
other creative expression to share in community.

Fall Registration Starts July 28th
All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Registrar 210 Herrick Road Newton Centre, MA 02459

Priority registration, especially for Seniors, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
- Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows: MA >= 24, MDiv
>= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15

Registration dates are as follows:
July 28 -August 15: Seniors - registration opens at 9am
August 4 - 15: All Other Students - registration opens at 9am
After August 15: Late fees apply ($150)
August 16-September 20: Add/Drop Period

If you need assistance with on line registration, please contact the
help desk at ext. 314 or at

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
3) or registering for a directed study
Must contact the Registrar directly at:

New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
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

New "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
"Explorations in Spiritual Formation" -INTE684 Mary Luti and I will
be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other Thursday
afternoon from 2-4 pm for the fall. It meets on this schedule:

Pre-semester meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Orientation meetings: (Leading groups of incoming students): Friday,
Sept. 5 from noon-2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 6, from 12:30-3:30 pm.
Lunch is provided for these meetings.
Fall semester group spiritual direction meetings: 2:00-4:00 p.m. on the
following seven Thursdays: September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 6
& 20, and Dec. 4.

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

Library Updates Access to Databases
Over the summer we have been working on enhancements to your online
library experience. Now we have one-stop authentication for remote
access to all databases. You login just one time--no more different
passwords for different databases. Call Library Circulation Desk for
password information: 617 964-1100 ext. 251. Use of all database
products is limited to students and faculty because of license

On August 1 we will add a Biblical studies and worship resource,
iPreach. iPreach provides full text of several commentaries, including
New Interpreter's Bible. There are also lectionary commentaries,
theological dictionaries, and sermon aids. A trial version of iPreach is
available on the Library web site now.

Beginning with the fall semester many reserve readings will be
available as pdf files in Connect course sites, when fair use guidelines
of the copyright law permit.

In light of these additional full text resources, beginning August 1
all campus student printing will be centralized at the computer lab in
Stoddard Hall.

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

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

Announcing Baby Mitchell
Anselm John Mitchell (AJ) came into this world on Saturday, July 26.
He came in at 9 lbs 5 oz and 22 ½ inches long.
Parents are: Mindi Welton-Mitchell and JC Mitchell.
Mindi and AJ are doing fine!

Congratulations to the Mitchell Family!

Michael Hall in Hospital
Dear Andover Newton Community Members

Michael Hall was hospitalized yesterday for an emergency appendectomy.
He is in Tobey Hospital in Wareham, probably through tomorrow. He's
feeling pretty uncomfortable, although the surgery was successful. He
would appreciate your prayers and if you're so inclined, a phone call
(hospital room is: 508-273-4455).

Thank you,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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.

Used Air Conditioner Available
Mark Heim has a used air conditioner that he would be happy to pass on
free to anyone who can use it. Contact him by email if you are

S. Mark Heim
Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
617 964-1100 x247

Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj
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.

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 (