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Monday, September 22, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, September 22nd, 2008

In this message:

- Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
- Parking Permits
- Northern Baptist Scholarship
- Book Store News *** Updated ***
- Winterim Border Crossing - Information Meetings *** New ***
- CPE Fair, Sept 24th
- The Rev. W. Irving Monroe, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund *** New ***
- Morning Worship

Fellowship News:
- SA News: meeting Sept 24th, office hours, tote bags
- SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting, Mon Sept 29th
- Taize Worship *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Prayer Requests *** New ***
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night & Special Event Sept 25th *** Updated ***

Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
A reminder that all students need to get their 2008-2009 ID's. If you
are a returning student and indicated that you would use the same
picture as last year, your new ID may already be printed and just
waiting for you to pick it up. Just bring your old ID to the office and
exchange it for your new on. ID's can be obtained in the Registrar's
office during the following hours; Mon, Tues & Wed from 8:30am until 12
noon and Thurs afternoons from 1 to 4. If you are unable to come by
during these hours please contact the registrar's office and
arrangements will be made. Your new ID's are needed to obtain your new
parking tags and to check books out of the library.

Parking Permits
We are now ready to distribute parking permits. Please stop by the
Building & Ground office during the following times to pick up your

Mon - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - Noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am - Noon only

Please note that no permits will be given to any student without a NEW
'09 student ID which can be obtained at the Registrar's office.

Building & Grounds

Northern Baptist Scholarship
Northern Baptist Scholarship Applications are available in the
Financial Aid Office. Any ABC-MDIV student may apply. Students must
submit a letter of support/endorsement from their home church along with
their application. Application and letter must be returned to the
Financial Aid Office by October 1.

Rev. Roger Spinney will be on campus to interview students Thursday,
October 2, 2008, 9:30 to 4:30.

Please stop by the Financial Aid Office to schedule an interview.

Book Store News *** Updated ***
New, unsold, overstocked textbooks will be returned to publishers
beginning the week of Sept. 22. Make sure you have the texts you need
for the remainder of your course work. If you are purchasing your books
under a budget plan speak to Joyce Simon to make special arrangements to
guarantee that you get the books you need.

Winterim Border Crossing - Information Meetings *** New ***
Dining Room

If you are interested in registering for the Border Crossing Trip this
January to the border of Mexico and U.S. it is critical that you attend
one of the two information meetings. The course offered is:

PSYC 659/759W A Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey
Winterim - January 14-23, 2009

This year's Border Crossing trip will take place on the border
between Mexico and the U.S. with the majority of our time being spent in
Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tucson, Arizona. This class will
study the complex issues of immigration, the related issues of global
economics that drive immigration and the implications of the
militarization of the border on those who cross. We shall study multiple
perspectives on immigration with the goal of empowering persons to
address and respond to a critical and divisive issue in our society and
in churches. We will join with the bi-national, non-profit organization
of Borderlinks for our time at the border.

Students need to pre-register with Professor Gill-Austern by September
30th. Applications can be picked up from Jennifer Shaw in the Faculty
Assistant's office in Worcester 105.
Approximate cost is $1600 for trip's expenses. Some scholarship aid
is available. This class fulfills renewal area requirements in FHSP and
GCIM or the Interdepartmental Justice Matters requirement.

CPE Fair, September 24th
CPE Fair: On Wednesday, September 24, 2008, ANTS will host a CPE Fair
in the Meeting House from 11:00am -1:00pm. Supervisors from all over
New England will be present to share information about their programs
and to meet with students. They will offer a short program to explain
the benefits, requirements and educational process of Clinical Pastoral
Education. Now is the time to begin making plans for 2009 summer and
2008-09 extended units. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more
about this exciting and challenging aspect of your theological

Best Wishes,
Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for
Contextual and Continuing Education
(617) 964-1100 ext 316

The Rev. W. Irving Monroe, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund *** New ***
The Selection Committee wishes to thank everyone who applied for the
Scholarship this year. Over 30 persons applied and all the applications
were excellent. This made the selection process very difficult.

After careful consideration, the Committee selected two applicants to
receive a scholarship. They are: Heather Lucas and Rasheed Townes. The
Committee wishes everyone who applied good luck in their studies and all
the best for their careers.

Morning Worship
Morning Worship will continue in Wilson Chapel, 8:15 - 8:45 am, Monday
through Friday all semester. Morning Worship is always different, and
we hope always centering. Join us in the small meditation room on the
ground floor. All are welcome!

Yes, there WILL be Morning Worship on Community Day, Tuesday Sept. 23!

If you are interested in leading morning worship throughout the
semester, please email Mary Luti

Fellowship News:
SA News: meeting Sept 24th, office hours, tote bags
The first SA meeting of the year will be next Wednesday, September 24th
from 5-6pm in Upper Noyes. Come hear about some of the things in store
this year. If there is anything you would like on the agenda, please
email by next Monday, the 22nd.

Office Hours and Tote Bags:

This semester, SA officers will observe the following office hours:
Monday 1-2 (Morgan)
Tuesday 12-1 (Liz GB), 4-5 (Ruth)
Wednesday 4-5 (Rasheed)
Thursday TBA
Friday 12-1 (Liz M)

This year the SA is giving tote bags to all ANTS community members. If
you have not gotten yours yet, please stop by the office during one of
our office hours. If that does not work for you, email us at
to schedule another time.

SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
Due to the treasury difficulties during the 2007-2008 school year, the
Student Association will reimburse student fellowship expenses from that

If you have an outstanding expense you would like reimbursed for, you
need to fill out a reimbursement form (found on the SA Connect page) and
send it to Rasheed Townes, our Treasurer. Please include a copy of the

We will take reimbursement requests until October 10, 2008. Any
requests after this will NOT be taken. After this date, the 2007-2008
books will be closed.

Requests can be put in the SA mailbox on campus, #3, or delivered to an
officer during office hours. If you have any questions, please contact
the SA at Thank you.

Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting
Mark Hemenway of New England Prison Ministries will be visiting Monday
Sept. 29 at 5:30 for dinner and conversation in the dining room.
Questions? Contact Bill Gural at or 781-698-6753.

Taize Worship *** New ***
Anyone interested in Taize worship?

Thursdays @ 8 p.m. starting Sept 26th in the small meditation room

TAIZE is a meditative style of worship based on medieval liturgical
tradition. Silence and chanting are integral. We'll also have space
for petitionary prayer.

The Taizé community was started by Roger Louis Schutz-Marsauche
('Brother Roger') in 1940 as a means of living out a faithful
witness to God's love. The Taize community lives in accordance with
Benedictine practices of Ora et Labora (Pray and Work).

Please contact Bill Gural if you would to help in planning this.

Other News and Opportunities:
Prayer Requests *** New ***
Incoming student Ian Mulvaney has been hospitalized and will not be
able to join us this fall. I just spoke to him and he is in good
spirits, but understandably disappointed not to be here with us! He
asked that we keep him in our thoughts and prayers. He will join us for
the spring semester.
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Some very close friends of ours lost their baby just days before she
was scheduled to deliver. Please keep Danielle and Mike and their
family in your prayers and thoughts.
Thank you,
Tom O'Brien
Jeremiah 20:9

Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary,
Stookey's music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His
music has spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his
'60's satire on pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo
records, 'The Wedding Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop
charts in the early '70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage
presence have marked the American musical and cultural scene for almost
half a century, embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing
through song and witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30

Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email with your name,
phone number, and number of tickets requested. We will call you for
credit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

Art Night & Special Event Sept 25th *** Updated ***
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Special Art Night Event Coming up:

On Thursday, September 25, in addition to the regular choices, you will
be invited to help in the planning of worship materials for the BGLANTS
"Coming Out" service in October. (Hint: we're going to be putting
together broken pieces/peaces!)

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions