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Monday, October 06, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, October 6th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Notice for December 2008 Graduates
- Attention all MARE students
- Applications for Border Crossing to Mexico in January DUE Oct 8th

B&G, Facilities and Parking:
- No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
- Parking Permits: Grace Period coming to and end
- Wanted: Nightwatch Person
- Dorm Wireless Still Having Problems *** New ***
- Packages Now Available in Dabney *** New ***

Prayer Requests
- Update on Kim Wadhams *** New ***

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements *** New ***
- BGLANTS Fellowship meeting -Tuesday in Upper Noyes at 12pm *** New ***
- International Lunches *** New ***
- UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris October 15th *** New ***
- 2 Student Life events for October
- Food Services Committee seeking new members
- Hispanic Heritage Month

Other News and Opportunities:
- Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
- Seminarian Assemblies of God Conference
- Calling United Methodist Students!
- 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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Attention all MARE students
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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.

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Applications for Border Crossing to Mexico in January DUE Oct 8th
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APPLICATIONS FOR THE WINTERIM CLASS " Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey"
are due on Wednesday October 8th with $50 deposit to Professor Brita Gill-Austern. If you need application, scholarship or information, please see Professosr Gill-Austern or the Faculty Bulletin Board in Dabney on first floor.

This class counts for 3 renewal areas, FHS,GCIM,PTL or for Justice Matters course.

Don't miss the opportunity to travel to the border of Mexico this January to learn more about immigration, to see the human face behind the immigration debate, to understand the economics that drive it, to face the reality of the militarization of our border to the south and to learn about how the churches have and have not been involved in facing one of the most pressing issues in our country.

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
617 964 1100 ext. 219
bgillaus@ants.edu

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B&G, Facilities and Parking:
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Parking Permits: Grace Period coming to and end
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Andover Newton typically has a grace period at the beginning of each semester in which no towing will take place in order to give students time to get their parking permits. That grace period is running out, and will be up on October 10. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to stop by the Building & Grounds office between the hours of 8:00am - Noon and 1:00pm - 3:00pm Monday - Thursday and Friday from 8:00am - Noon only.

If for some reason you cannot make it to the office during these times, please call Tricia at extension 265 to see if other arrangements can be made.

Building & Grounds

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No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
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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.

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Wanted: Nightwatch Person
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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.

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Dorm Wireless Still Having Problems *** New ***
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Dear Patient Students,

We are still having problems getting the wireless nodes up and running on a consistent help. 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 *** New ***
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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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Prayer Requests
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Update on Kim Wadhams *** New ***
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I got word just a little while ago that Kim Wadhams, fellow student at Andover Newton, received a heart transplant yesterday morning and things look well at this time. Please keep Kim and members of his family in prayer.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

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Fellowship News:
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SA Announcements *** New ***
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Fellowship Budgets Due
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The Student Association reminds all fellowship groups that budgets for the 2008-2009 fiscal year are due by October 10, 2008 (next Friday). You will find the form on the SA Connect site. If you have any questions, please email us at sa@ants.edu.
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Did you Know?
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The Student Association has a grill that any and all students can use. It is behind the bushes to the left of Upper Noyes. If you use the grill, please remove your ashes appropriately and return the grill to its place.

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BGLANTS Fellowship meeting -Tuesday in Upper Noyes at 12pm
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Come and help plan the National Coming Out Day service. BGLANTS is a fellowship group of Andover Newton Theological School students who are concerned with issues facing gay, lesbian, bi and trans people in ministry and the church. We welcome ALL students and allies who believe we are called to be a light to the darkness of exclusion.

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International Lunches *** New ***
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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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UUCANS Forum presents The Rev. Mark W. Harris October 15th *** New ***
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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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2 Student Life events for October
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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

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

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Food Services Committee Seeking New Members
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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 bbagby@ants.edu as soon as possible if you are able to commit to a regular monthly meeting for this academic year.

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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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Other News and Opportunities:
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Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
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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 www.reginavilla.com/heinz2008.html. 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.

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Seminarian Assemblies of God Conference
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The Alliance for Assemblies of God in Higher Education is sponsoring its sixth Seminarians Conference July 5-17, 2009 in Springfield, MO. Students who attend the conference receive 6 semester hours of seminary level credit from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. They also have a weekend retreat where they dialogue with denominational executives. Students have everything paid at the conference except air fare to get there. For more information or to get on the list of attending students please contact Dr. Marilyn Abplanalp, Assistant Vice President for Faculty a dn Student relations, at colleges@ag.org or at 417-862-2781, ext. 3315.

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Calling United Methodist Students!
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Editors at the United Methodist newsletter publication "Catalyst: Contemporary Evangelical Perspectives for United Methodist Seminarians" would like to send you 4 free issues of their publication. If you would like to receive these issues please contact Mr. Michael Walker, Production Editor, at walkermw@aol.com. For more information on the publication please see www.catalystresources.org.

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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)