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Thursday, September 25, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, September 25th, 2008

In this message:

- Notice for December 2008 Graduates *** New ***
- Attention all MARE students *** New ***
- Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
- Parking Permits
- Northern Baptist Scholarship
- Winterim Border Crossing - Information Meetings
- The Rev. W. Irving Monroe, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Morning Worship

Fellowship News:
- SA News *** Updated ***
- SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
- Black Student Fellowship Meeting, Tues Sept 30th
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting, Mon Sept 29th
- Food Services Committee seeking new members *** New ***
- International Events on Campus *** New ***
- Hispanic Heritage Month *** New ***
- Taize Worship

Other News and Opportunities:
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
- Free Women's Health & Environment Conference *** New ***
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night & Special Event Sept 25th

Notice for December 2008 Graduates *** New ***
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 *** New ***
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.

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.

Winterim Border Crossing - Information Meetings
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29th 12 p.m. Small 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.

The Rev. W. Irving Monroe, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
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!

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

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 questions.

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.

Food Services Committee Seeking New Members *** New ***
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 *** New ***
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
ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room

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

Friday - January 30th, 2009
Meeting House

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

September 25th: 12:00-1:30pm, Peck Room, Latino and Latina Student
Fellowship (all BTI Students are welcome)
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 Christianity"
7:15 to 8:15pm: Casual reception in the Peck Room following the

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

For more information contact:
Ramona: or Jetro:

Taize Worship
Anyone interested in Taize worship? Thursdays @ 8 p.m. starting Sept
26th in the small meditation room downstairs.

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:
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!

Free Women's Health & Environment Conference *** New ***
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 & Special Event Sept 25th
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