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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

In this message:

- Interim Manager of IT Appointed
- New Director of Housing and Facilities
- Student Health Insurance
- Summer Advising
- Kerri Saucier
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- From the Registrar's Office: Course Schedules and New Fall 2008
E-Learning course
- Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine
- "Breath Project" Update!!
- Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj & Karen Hernandez-Andrews
- Summer Art Night

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

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

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

From the Registrar's Office:
Course Schedules
New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
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.

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

"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:

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