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Monday, September 29, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, September 29th, 2008

In this message:

- Notice for December 2008 Graduates
- Attention all MARE students
- Is Field Education in your future? Sept 30th *** New ***
- Orlando Costas lecture - October 1st *** New ***
- Morning Worship

B&G, Facilities and Parking: *** All New ***
- No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
- Wanted: Nightwatch Person
- Farwell Wireless Outage & General Wireless Performance
- Reserving Spaces for Events

Fellowship News:
- SA News *** Updated ***
- SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
- Black Student Fellowship Meeting, Tues Sept 30th
- 2 Student Life events for October *** New ***
- Food Services Committee seeking new members
- International Events on Campus
- Hispanic Heritage Month

Other News and Opportunities:
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
- Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night

Notice for December 2008 Graduates
September 29-October 17

Students anticipating December 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Registrar, to assure that all course requirements for
graduation will be met by the end of the semester. Please send e-mail to
Nayda Aguila at for an appointment.

Attention all MARE students
CMED 734/834 (Seminar on Problems & Issues in Religious Education) will
be offered on Wednesday afternoons in the Spring 09 semester by
Professor Pazmino. It provides an important option for students
completing the required Integration Essay for the degree and is only
offered every 2 or 3 years.
Please contact Professor Pazmino about taking the course that is also
open to experienced students who desire to do advanced work in Religious
Education while possibly meeting their educational requirement in the
MDiv program.

Is Field Education in your future? Sept 30th *** New ***
The first information session for students that will be entering into
Field Education in Fall of 2009 is Tuesday, September 30. It will be
held in the Peck Room from 1:00-1:45pm. Contact Jen Walker,, with any questions or concerns.

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

Orlando Costas lecture - Wednesday, October 1st *** New ***
You are invited to join us for the 2008 Orlando E. Costas lecture on
Wednesday October 1st, 6:15pm to 7:15pm in the Wilson Chapel.
This year's guest speaker, Dr. Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, comes to us
from the University of Miami. Michelle is the author of various books,
including Sor Juana: Beauty and Justice in the Americas; Afro-Cuban
Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity; and more recently
Created in God's Image: An Introduction to Feminist Theological
Anthropology. Her research and teaching interests are generally in
Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology, Feminist Theology, and Liberation
Theologies in the United States.

The title and topic of her public lecture next Wednesday evening is
"Liberation Theology, 'Evangelicos,' and the Future of American

In addition to the usual plenary presentation, a casual reception will
take place in the Peck Room following the lecture (from 7:15pm to
8:15pm). Also, some of Dr. Maldonado's works, and other works in
Hispanic/Latino(a) theology, will be made available for purchase in the
Wilson Chapel.

We invite you all to come, to invite others, and to be open to what God
might want us to see, hear, and live into.

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

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

B&G, Facilities and Parking: *** All New ***
No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
Due to the Jewish High Holy Days, please make every effort to avoid
parking in the lot behind the Davis classrooms on the days of Monday,
September 29, Tuesday September 30, Wednesday October 8 and Thursday
October 9. There will be worship services occurring in Wilson chapel
and Stoddard auditorium.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

Wanted: Nightwatch Person
Building and Grounds is looking for a nightwatch person to start as soon
as possible. Some mechanical skills are desirable. Candidates must be
willing to adhere to a set schedule (usually every other week) and be
willing to respond to emergency calls from our after-hours answering
service. There are a total of two (2) tours per day; 6:00pm and 10:00pm,
Monday - Friday and 8:00am and 10:00pm, Saturday and Sunday. If you
are interested in this position, please contact Frank Cavaco, Director
of Building & Grounds at extension 266.

Farwell Wireless Outage & General Wireless Performance
Please be aware of the fact that IT is currently working on wireless
access issues in Farwell Hall. If students in Farwell cannot access the
wireless from their rooms, they should be able to access it from the
Andover Newton "public" wireless in the Library, Noyes, Chapel and

In addition, we are aware of wireless performance issues in all of the
dorms. The problem is that we have maxed out our capacity on that T1
line. IT is also looking into the feasibility and cost of upgrade the
dorm line.

We appreciate your patience.

Reserving Spaces for Events
The Housing office wishes to remind all students to reserve space for
their events on campus. If you have any questions, please email

Fellowship News:
SA News *** Updated ***
The SA held its first meeting of the semester last night. To read the
minutes, please go to the SA group page on Connect. There, you will also
find the necessary budget forms for fellowships as well as a list of
upcoming activities. We encourage all students to "join" the SA group so
that you can access all our information. If you have any questions,
please email us at

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.

Black Student Fellowship Meeting, Tues Sept 30th
The Black Student Fellowship will be holding its first meetings of the
school year this Thursday (9/25) and next Tuesday (9/30) from 12-1 in
the cafeteria. We will discuss our worship, event and fellowship
calendar and spend time getting to know each other. Please contact
Ngozi Robinson @ if you have any questionFriday Oct. 10th Swing Dancing
Somerville City Club
20 Inner Belt Road
near Sullivan Square, Somerville
7:30 p.m. lesson
8:30-12 dancing with live band
$10 with student ID

Saturday Oct. 18 Canoeing on the Concord River, enjoying God's glory
of the foliage.
depart in front of chapel at 10 a.m., rental will be about $12
for two hours.

Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753,

Food Services Committee Seeking New Members
The Student Association Food Services Committee is seeking positive,
solution-oriented folks to join us as we work to improve communication
between our food services staff and the Andover Newton community. We
work under the auspices of Morgan McLean, SA Student Life Chair.

Please contact committee facilitator Burton Bagby at as
soon as possible if you are able to commit to a regular monthly meeting
for this academic year.

International Events on Campus
The whole Andover Newton community is warmly invited to participate in
the following international events on campus:

Tuesdays - starting October 7th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
INTERNATIONAL LUNCH ; ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room

Fridays - October 3rd, November 7th, February 27th, April 3rd, May 1st

Friday - January 30th, 2009

Our first pot lock dinner on Friday, October 3rd at 5:00-8:00 PM will be
followed by a German movie night. Micha Kuppler (MA exchange student
from Germany) invites you to watch: "The Miracle of Bern". Please, bring
your family and friends and a dish to pass.

Questions? Contact Aga Cram -, phone: 617-964-1100, ext.

Hispanic Heritage Month
The Latino and Latina Student Fellowship at Andover Newton Theological
School invites you to
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: September 15th - October 15th

September 30th - 12:00pm: Worcester Hall Lobby, Unveiling of Latino and
Latina Student Fellowship Bulletin Board

October 1st: Wilson Chapel,
Dr. María Teresa Dávila, speaker
Sermon: Our complex and rich relationship to waters 'Physical
water and Spiritual'
Music: Jetro De Silva (ANTS) and Rev. José Nora (Associate Pastor
of Iglesia Bautista Hispano-Americana, Tremont Temple in Boston)

Dr. Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado (Orlando E. Costas Lectureship)
"Liberation Theology, 'Evangélicos' and the Future of American
7:15 to 8:15pm: Casual reception in the Peck Room following the lecture.

Other activities/events:
ANTS Cafeteria: Spanish lunch: TBD
ANTS Bookstore: Books of Latino and Latina Theologians

For more information contact:
Ramona: or Jetro:

Other News and Opportunities:
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

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 ofcredit 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!

Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
Friday, October 31, from 9 am to 3 pm the 12th Annual Women's Health
conference will be sponsored by the Heinz Family Philanthropies at the
Westin Waterfront Hotel. Online registration is at Special guests include Nena Baker,
author of "The Body Toxic," Diane MacEachern, author of "The Big Green
Purse," and Nancy Nichols, author of "The Lake Effect." Lunch is
included and there is no registration charge.

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
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.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions