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Friday, October 10, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, October 10th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Notice for December 2008 Graduates
- Winter Registration starting Oct 20th
- New Director of Admission and Recruiting & Ned Parker Promotion
- Offices, Library & Bookstore closed Monday, October 13th, Columbus
Day *** Updated ***

B&G, Facilities and Parking:
- Reminder: Admissions Reserved Parking space in front of Dabney
- Dorm Wireless Still Having Problems
- Packages Now Available in Dabney

Fellowship News:
- International Lunches
- Chapel Notes
- TAIZE Worship Thursdays at 8 p.m.
- UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris October 15th
- JOTH: sit together in the Sukkah for lunch, Thursday, October 16th
- October Student Life events
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!

Other News and Opportunities:
- The Distinguished Speaker Series at Grace Chapel, October 10th
- Author Margaret Trost, October 20th, 5pm *** Updated ***
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil, Thursday,
October 23rd
- Call for Teens! Boston Interfaith Mural Project, October 28th
- Alum Darcy Borden was featured in this months UCC National Newspaper
*** New ***
- Art Night

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Academic:
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Notice for December 2008 Graduates
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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 naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/IntentGrad.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/capgown.pdf

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Winter Registration starting Oct 20th
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October 20-November 7; 9:00 am- Seniors registration start for Winter
Session courses .
October 27-November 7- 9:00 am- All other students registration start
for Winter Session courses.

New Winter courses:
ETHI711W-The Crisis on Wall Street and the Church on Main Street: A
Theological and Ethical Exploration of the Current Financial Crisis. Jan
19-23; 9-noon; 1-4 pm- Video Conference Course.
The course will explore the economics behind the crisis and how the
crisis will affect the church and its mission. The course will provide
some economic literacy in order to understand the crisis and then
explore its theological, ethical and pastoral dimensions. Throughout the
week, the course will focus on the impact of this crisis on the local
church.

GCIM625W-Your Next Step in Mission- Prof. Heim
Held at the Mercy Center, Madison, CT or at the Overseas Mission Study
Center, New Haven, CT. Week 1, Jan. 5-9; Week 2, Jan.12-16; Week 3, Jan.
19-23 and Week 4, Jan.26-30, 2009. An intensive, full time, week long
seminar run by OMSC. Andover Newton students must choose and attend one
of four seminars offered,
do all the work required of participants and then additional reflection
and research assigned by the supervising AN faculty.
In addition to AN tuition and fees, a registration fee and any room and
board costs chosen by the student are the student's
responsibility.Registration with the OMSC for either of the first two
weeks is required by December 1. See information at
http://www.omsc.org/january.html

GCIM740W-Church and Spirit: Inter-Cultural Studies- Musonda
Bwalya-Visiting Judson Professor; January 12-23, 900 am-noon.
This course is an exploration of the doctrine of the spirit in the
church in its biblical, historical, classical and contemporary witness,
from an intercultural vantage point. It endeavors to make use of these
witness to church and spirit as voices for a critical engagement with a
multiplicity of cultural understandings. in order to illustrate this, it
makes use of the African cosmological vantage point, as a case in point,
in order to enrich other global cultural settings, for an adequate
ecclessiological and pneumatological interpretation.

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New Director of Admission and Recruiting & Ned Parker Promotion
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Dear Andover Newton Community Members,

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Ms. Alison McCarty will be
joining the Andover Newton community as the new Director of Admission
and Recruitment. Alison brings extensive experience with her. Most
recently she's served as the Associate Director of MBA Admissions,
Harvard Business School, where she was responsible for processing
8-10,000 applications annually! She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard
Business School and the SB from M.I.T. Prior to her work in admissions
Alison worked in market analysis and development and growth strategy in
a Fortune 500 company, among other things. I am confident that our
recruitment efforts will flourish under her capable direction.

Although Alison has not been a student at Andover Newton, she already
has a close connection to the school. Her father was a UCC pastor and
as a youth she was greatly impacted by Andover Newton seminarians who
served as her youth directors. She is eager to join the community.
Alison lives with her husband Mark and 3 children in West Newton. She
will begin on Nov. 3. I know you will join me in giving her a warm
welcome.

I am also pleased to announce that Ned Parker will move from serving as
an Admissions Counselor to Assistant Director of Recruiting. Ned has
been doing terrific work for us and will be able to do even more in this
new capacity. Please extend your congratulations to Ned as well.

Sincerely,
Nancy
Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Offices, Library & Bookstore closed Monday, October 13th, Columbus Day
*** Updated ***
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Reminder: The Library and all school offices will be closed Monday,
October 13, in observance of Columbus Day.
** The Andover Newton Bookstore will also be closed Monday, October
13.


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B&G, Facilities and Parking:
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Reminder: Admissions Reserved Parking space in front of Dabney
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Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,

Reminder: Please refrain from using the one parking space the
Admissions/Recruitment Office has reserved for visitors in front of
Dabney Hall between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30.

A sincere thank you from the Admissions/Recruitment Team!

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Dorm Wireless Still Having Problems
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Dear Patient Students,

We are still having problems getting the wireless nodes up and running
on a consistent basis. We are working as quickly as possible to
determine the underlying cause of this complex problem.

Prayers for Divine intervention may be appropriate :)
thanks,
Emily Leavitt

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Packages Now Available in Dabney
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Starting on Monday, October 6, all packages can be picked up at the
front desk of Dabney. We are excited to bring you this increase in
service, as now residents will be able to pick up packages from 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We hope this simplifies
people's lives considerably. As usual students will receive a pink slip
in their Sturtevant mail boxes alerting them that they have a package.
There will be no package pick-up on Saturday, but students can always
ask someone else to pick up their package for them on a week day.

Let me know if you have questions or concerns,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Fellowship News:
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International Lunches
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The whole Andover Community is invited to the weekly INTERNATIONAL
LUNCHES-ANTS cafeteria - small dining room. Every Tuesday from 12-1PM
you will have an opportunity to meet with international students that
live on campus.

Please, bring your own lunch or just purchase one from the cafeteria.

Questions? Contact Aga Cram at acram@ants.edu or call 617-964-1100,
ext. 0.

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Chapel Notes
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Chapel Notes, the newsletter from Wilson Chapel, is now available on
the main page of Connect. Get all the news including upcoming Morning
Worship leaders, chapel services, and other events.
https://connect.ants.edu/ics

Morgan R. McLean

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TAIZE Worship Thursdays at 8 p.m.
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Please join us to relax, pray, and refresh in the Holy Spirit.
Contact: Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

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UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris October 15th
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UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris, 2008 Minns Lecturer,
Adjunct Professor-UU History, Andover Newton Theological School -
Lecture 5: "A Faith for a Few?"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 7pm-9pm
Wilson Chapel - Andover Newton Theological School
Free Admission

Please join us on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 from 7pm-9pm in Wilson
Chapel at Andover Newton Theological School when UUCANS will host The
Rev. Mark W. Harris, Minister of First Parish Watertown, for an encore
presentation of his fifth lecture from the 2008 Minns Lecture Series,
"Unitarian Universalism and Class: A Faith for a Few?" (originally
presented at General Assembly, 2008).

From the Minns Lecture website (http://minnslectures.org/home.htm):
Lecture 5 - A Faith for a Few?: This lecture will ask, what are some of
the historical ramifications of our faith? How is class reflected in our
worship and our words? Do we believe we are the best people, liberals
who can save the world?
What has been our relationship to issues of race, and why have we been
more successful with the gay and lesbian community in attracting
newcomers? What would an anti-classist UUA look like?

Carmen Emerson

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JOTH: Sit together in the Sukkah for lunch, Thursday, October 16th
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Please join JOTH students from Hebrew College and from Andover Newton
Theological School as we sit together in the Sukkah for lunch, learning
and singing in celebration of Sukkot. We pray for a time when all
peoples will dwell together in peace under God's sheltering presence.

Thursday, October 16
1:00 - 2:15pm
Hebrew College
Sukkah
Lower Level
Courtyard
Lunch will be served!

If you have questions, contact Or Rose at orose@hebrewcollege.edu or
Jill Cowie at ANTS Jacowie@aol.com - they are coordinating the program
together.

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October Student Life events
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Friday 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
Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

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, wgural@ants.edu

Harvest Party!
Wednesday, October 22 in Upper Noyes 7-10pm. Come in costume
for dancing, pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, and more fun, with
tasty treats! Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

Pumpkin Carving:
If you're interested in carving a pumpkin at the Harvest
Party or during the week of the 20th, please sign up at the posting on
the bulletin board leading into the cafeteria, or email Morgan:
mmclean@ants.edu Pumpkins and carving supplies will be provided by
the Student Association.

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

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

For more information contact:
Ramona: rguadalupe@ants.edu or Jetro: jdasilva@ants.edu

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Calling all Student Pastors to help bring Peace!
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I interned this summer with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute which
works to end violence. It was started by Tina Chery after the murder of
her son Louis.

I thought this might be a great opportunity to colloborate regarding
not only educating congregations about gun violence and restorative
justice, but also to get involved in the work! They can send speakers,
and materials (like posters, a banner with buttons of the deceased, and
photos).

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."
Contact Bill Gural, wgural@ants.edu.

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Other News and Opportunities:
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The Distinguished Speaker Series at Grace Chapel, October 10th
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The Distinguished Speaker Series at Grace Chapel, Lexington, hosts Sam
Rodriguez, President of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership
Conference, speaking on "Immigration: Building Fences...or Bridges?"
Friday, October 10 at 7:30 PM, 59 Worthen Rd. This event is free of
charge.

A participant at both the Democratic and Republican Conventions, Mr.
Rodriguez is sought out by national political leaders as a spokesperson
for Hispanic issues. Newsweek Magazine reported presidential contenders
from both the Democratic and Republican Parties have courted Sam "with
ingratiating calls, offers to meet and VIP invitations to debates."

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Author Margaret Trost, October 20th, 5pm *** Updated ***
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Monday, October 20th, 5 p.m., Peck Conference Room

Join us to hear Margaret Trost, author of the just published book On
That Day, Everybody Ate, One Woman's Story of Hope and Possibility in
Haiti read from her book and share the experience which inspired her to
begin a feeding program for children in Haiti. Margaret is the
president of the What If? Foundation, which works in partnership with
the St. Clare's community of Port-au-Prince, pastored by Fr. Gerard
Jean-Juste, one of Haiti's most beloved social justice leaders.
Margaret will share the history of her collaboration and describe her
personal struggle to reconcile her own comparative privilege with the
staggering poverty of Haiti. Her book is a powerful story of courage
and faith that will lift your heart and bring you inspiration.

** The Bookstore will have books on hand for purchase and signing.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Candlelight Vigil
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What: Candlelight Vigil
When: Thursday, October 23rd at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: First Church in Roxbury, John Eliot Square, 10 Putnam St.,
Roxbury, MA 02119

The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM, www.uuum.org) is
hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness
Month. The vigil will include poetry, music and personal words from
Renewal House (UUUM's domestic violence shelter) staff, volunteers and
former residients. On display will be the Silent Witness project, a
nationwide traveling exhibit of freestadning, life-size wodden
silhouettes. Each witness represents a woman, child, or man who was
murdered in Massachusetts due to acts of intimate partner violence.

If you are interested in attending and have questions please contact
Seth Carrier (scarrier@ants.edu).

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Call for Teens! Boston Interfaith Mural Project, October 28th *** New
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The 2008 Boston Interfaith Youth Project is looking for teens (ages
14-18) from Jewish, Muslim and Christian backgrounds to create a public
mural!

START DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2008 @ 7PM for 6 wks
LOCATION: WEST END HOUSE, 105 ALLSTON ST, ALLSTON, MA

Beyond creating a collaborative work of art, this is an exciting
opportunity for teens and adult leaders to learn about people from other
religious communities.
- Teens need not have extensive art training
- Should have an interest in making friends and learning about other
cultures
- Must be available to meet Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm for 6-8
weeks
- Must be willing to design and produce a mural based on interfaith
discussion/imagery that will hang publicly
- Limited to 5 participants from each faith

TO SIGN UP, PLEASE CONTACT: Matt Carriker by October 14 at
mcarrike@hotmail.com or 774-270-2185

This project is funded by Interfaith Youth Core, Islamic Society of
Boston, and the Charles S. and Zena A. Scimeca Charitable Fund in
partnership with Art Builds Community, Center for Jewish-Muslim
Relations, Islamic Society of Boston, Muslim American Society,
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, and Congregation Dorshei Tzedek.

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Alum Darcy Borden was featured in this months UCC National Newspaper
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Darcy was featured in this months UCC National Newspaper
Page title: North Dakota church engages non-partisan dialog
Link to full page:
http://www.ucc.org/ucnews/octnov08/north-dakota-church-engages.html
Summary:
Inspired by the UCC's 2008 Our Faith Our Vote program, the Valley City
(N.D.) Congregational UCC is holding lunchtime forums where participants
will study and discuss the autobiographies of John McCain and Barack
Obama.

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Art Night
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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
(Dhonen@ants.edu)