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Thursday, July 10, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, July 10th, 2008

In this message:

- Catalog Review
- Kerri Saucier
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- Counseling Survey
- From the Registrar's Office
- Serve New England
- "Breath Project" Update!!
- Summer Art Night

Catalog Review
Dear Students,

As you have no doubt heard, the course catalog for 2008-2009 is now
available, both on the ANTS Web site and on Connect. Over the past few
days, while the Web site was being updated, there was a short period of
time when both the old and new courses were listed together. This
problem has since been fixed, but please take a moment to review the
courses on the Web if you studied the catalog during the early part of
the week. We hope that this has caused no confusion, and thank you for
taking this time to doublecheck if needed.

Happy (course) hunting!
Sarah B. Drummond, Associate Dean

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

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

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

From the Registrar's Office
Next Academic Year course schedules available on the connect home page.
To View/Download, click the links below for the selected term.

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 (