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Friday, August 08, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, August 8th, 2008

In this message:

Academic
- Registration News
- Open Fall Registration Continues through August 15th
- List of Closed Courses - *** Check This Daily ***
- Updates on Courses and Requirements
- New "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
- Important Schedule Notice for GCIM 755
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- Bookstore Summer Hours

Staff & Faculty News:
- Nick Carter Out of the Office

Other News and Opportunities
- Preaching Opportunity - This Sunday in New Hampshire *** New ***
- Do Housework in Exchange for Furnished Room!
- Summer Art Night


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Open Fall Registration Continues through August 15th
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All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

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 helpdesk@ants.edu

* 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: naguila@ants.edu

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List of Closed Courses - *** New ***
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The following courses are closed as of 8-Aug-08
CMPR609: Preaching in the Congregation: An Intro. to the Pastoral
Pract. of Preaching
CMPR625: Holistic Preaching
CMPR730: The Jazz of Preaching
P3NEWT772: Paul as Pastoral Strategist Practitioner Program
P3OLDT509: One Love: Intro to Hebrew Bib. I The Torah & Former Prophets
Practitioner Program
P3PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations Practitioner Program
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and
Wholeness
THEO611: Systematic Theology I

If you were hoping to take one of these classes, please contact Nayda
at naguila@ants.edu as there may be an wait list option for the
courses.

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Updates on Courses and Requirements
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Dear Students,

Please note the following exceptions for courses that meet requirements
in the MDiv Program:

Sharon Thornton's Congregational Life Class, which is listed as CMLE
634 in the catalog but CMLE 734 in the course schedule, meets the basic
requirement in Ministerial Leadership.

MT Davila's Social Teachings of the Christian Churches, which is listed
in all resources as ETHI 719, meets the basic (usually designated at the
600-level) Ethics requirement.

Please contact me, Registrar Nayda Aguila, or the Professors in these
courses with any questions you have.
Happy Registering!

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

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"Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
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"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.

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Important Schedule Notice for GCIM 755
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Important Note for students registering for GCIM 755 -Views of the
Messianic Age in Judaism and Christianity taught by Professor Nehemia
Polen of Hebrew College and Mark Heim of Andover Newton

This class will meet into January in conformity with the Hebrew College
class schedule and will not meet on four Wednesdays in October because
of Jewish holidays. The class meetings will be September 10, 17, 24,
October 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, January 7, 14.

S. Mark Heim
Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology
617 964-1100 x 247
mheim@ants.edu

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Library Updates Access to Databases
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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
restrictions.

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.

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Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
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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 www.uhcsr.com
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Student Health Insurance Plan booklets are now available in the
Business Office. These booklets explain in detail what and who is
covered ANTS' Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan for the
Academic Year 2008-09, and how much it will cost to participate.
Included are the forms you will need if you decide to include your
spouse, domestic partner, or dependent children in the plan.

Student registered for 9 or more credits for the upcoming Fall Term
will be automatically enrolled in the Plan. If you have other medical
insurance and want to waive this automatic participation, you must
provide proof of this insurance (your insurance card will do) to the
Business Office,even if you did so last year. Your proof must be
renewed every year in the fall before the end of the Add-Drop Period.

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Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
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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
course.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Bookstore Summer Hours
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The bookstore has reopened for the season.
Hours from Monday, July 28 through August 29:

8:30-4:30 Mon.-Thurs.
8:30-1:00 Friday

Textbooks for fall courses are arriving.

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Nick Carter Out of the Office
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I will be out of the office from August 1 through August 17th.
If your message is urgent please contact Rose Costas at
rcostas@ants.edu or Stephanie Haskins at rstudent@ants.edu.
For all other messages I will begin to reply on August 18th or 19th.

Thanks!

NC

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Preaching Opportunity - This Sunday in New Hampshire *** New ***
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The Admissions Office is looking for someone interested in leading
worship and preaching this Sunday at a multi-denominational church in
Gilsum, NH (just north of Keene). It's a country church with a small -
but dedicated - congregation. You will be compensated by the church for
your time and by the Admissions Office for your mileage. Email Sean
Porter at sporter@ants.edu if you are interested.

Sean Porter
Director of Recruitment & Admission
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100 ext. 313
1-800-964-2687
www.ants.edu

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Do Housework in Exchange for Furnished Room!
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Part time ANTS Student offers furnished room in house in Natick with
kitchen privileges, shared bath, parking, use of washer and dryer to one
ANTS student In Exchange For 6 hours per week of housework, light home
maintenance, and/or snow shoveling depending on need and season.
Available August 15 for Fall Semester. Continuation possible. No drugs,
no smoking, must like my one fun and friendly cat. Please respond by
e-mail to: RuthShepard10@comcast.net

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Summer Art Night
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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 (Dhonen@ants.edu)