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Monday, November 24, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, November 24th, 2008

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Winter 2009 Registration Continues
- Spring 2009 New Course and Course Corrections
- For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
- Dining Services Closed for Fall Break
- Bookstore Fall Break Hours
- Library Fall Break Hours *** New ***
- Lost and Found *** New ***
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- SA Announcements
- Student Association Vice-President Position
- SA Office Hours
- Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe *** Updated
- Thanksgiving Dinner
- Black Student Fellowship and BGLANTS observance of World AIDS Day,
December 1

Other News and Opportunities:
- The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story
teller December 14th *** New ***
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

Academic & Facilities:
Winter 2009 Registration Continues
November 8-January 5, 2009:
Winter Session Add/Drop Continues - Late fees now apply

Spring 2009 Registration *** New ***
Spring 2009 Registration starts
December 1st at 9:00 am for all seniors.
December 8th at 9:00 am for all other students

All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website
If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to: Andover Newton Theological School,
Attn: Registrar
210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
Priority registration, especially for Seniors†, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.

†Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows:
MA >= 24, MDiv >= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15
Registration dates are as follows:
December 1-19 All Seniors- start at 9:00 am
December 8-19: All Other Students- start at 9:00 am
After December 19: $150 Late fee apply
Dec. 20-February 6: Add/Drop Period

If you need assistance with on line registration,
please contact the Help Desk at ext. 314 or at
* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
3) or registering for a directed study
Must contact the Registrar directly at:

For students entering the second required semester of Field Education
this spring
Dear Students,

If you are entering your second required semester of Field Education
this spring, please note two important reminders:

First, you must register for the second semester of Field Ed, even
though it is a year-long course.

Second, if you are unable to participate in any P3 sections, you may
petition to participate in the Integrative Seminar, CMFE 621S, with Dr.
Jeff Jones. Petitions should be in email form (to
and must include why the Integrative Seminar is your best or only option
for meeting the integration requirement for Field Education. I will
notify students as to the outcome of their petitions just before spring
semester registration begins, and petitions that come after that point
will be considered on a case-by-case basis if there is still space in
the Seminar. Students who register without permission will be contacted
and removed from the class list. Please be in touch with any questions
or concerns you may have.

All the best,
Sarah B. Drummond

Dining Services Closed for Fall Break
The Dining Hall will be closed during Fall Break

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services

Bookstore Fall Break Hours *** New ***
Bookstore Hours, Week of Nov. 24:
Mon. & Tues. 8:30 - 5:30
Wed. 8:30 -1:00
Thurs. & Friday closed
Regular hours resume, Mon. Dec. 1

Library Fall Break Hours *** New ***
Monday-Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday closed
Saturday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Sunday 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Lost and Found *** New ***
Someone's left a computer mouse at the Front Desk - here in Dabney.

Front Desk

Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

Fellowship News:
SA Announcements
Student Association Vice-President Position

The Student Association regrets to announce that Jeremiah Rood has
resigned from his position as Vice-President. We thank him for the time
and energy he gave and will miss working with him. However, this opens
an opportunity for another student to get involved in the Student
Association. The VP is generally the liaison to Fellowships and
facilitates the election of officers for the following year. However,
the current SA is working under a team model and we share
responsibilities and tasks and we are excited to share in this with

If you are interested in running for the position, please email with a paragraph about yourself and your interest. Please
do this by November 30. We will hear about the candidates at the
December 2nd SA meeting and voting will take place December 3-5.

SA Office Hours

There will be no SA office hours the next two weeks (Nov. 17-28). If
you have questions or concerns, please email us as; we will
be checking this frequently.

Sixth Annual ANTS Holiday Shoebox Ministry: The Recipe *** Updated ***
Andover Newton Theological School's 6th Annual Christmas Shoebox
Ministry for the local homeless population:
Last year this ministry, thanks to all of your efforts, served over 300
local homeless men, women, and children.

Matthew 25: 35 - 41
§ Each night, over 6,500 adults in Boston have no place to call
§ There are an estimated 22,000 homeless individuals in
§ The average age of a homeless adult is 24 years old and recent
years have seen a dramatic increase of homeless young adults in their
late teens and early twenties.
§ Families with children are the fastest growing group of the
homeless population. They make up approximately 40% of the homeless.
There are over 2,000 homeless families in Boston.
We are asking that you participate in the 6th Annual Christmas shoebox
ministry drive to assist Homeless families. Here is what you'll need
to do:
§ Decorate a Shoebox for a Man, Woman, Child or Family - Be
creative, Have Fun!
§ Write a Prayer or letter for whoever receives your box gift and
include it inside the box.
§ Fill the box with the suggested toiletries below - don't
forget safe small toys for child recipients.
§ Involve your church. This is a great youth ministry. Last year
we received over 35 boxes from youth who wanted to share their faith
with families in need.
§ Drop boxes off during Wednesday Chapel services or anytime in
Nancy Nienhuis' (Dean of Students) office -Worcester 204. Drop offs
began November 17, 2008 and will continue until December 12, 2008. Do
be sure your box is wrapped when you drop it off, and please only
include NEW items.

This year's Shoebox recipients:
Casa Myrna Vasquez Inc., Pine Street Inn, & Victory House
Our Goal is 500 boxes

Print the Shoebox Formula below as a guide to help pack your decorated
A Shoebox Recipe - General
Fill a shoebox with the following ingredients:

● 1 magazine/reading material (i.e.: Reader's Digest)
● 1 bottle of shampoo (or several travel size)
● 1 bottle of hair conditioner (or several trial size)
● 1 can of shaving cream*
● 1 tube of toothpaste
● 1 adult toothbrush
● 1 month's supply women's sanitary items*
● 1 deodorant*
● 1 large bar of soap (in a plastic zip lock bag)
● 1 hair comb or brush
● 4 individual Band-Aids
● 2 disposable razors
● 1 body lotion (or several travel size)
● 1 pocket-size packet of tissues
● 1 pair of socks* (new or clean used)
● 1 washcloth (new or clean used)
● 1 mending/sewing kit
● 1 small packet of laundry soap
Optional ingredients if available:
● 1 shower cap*
● 1 bath gel/beads/foam*
● 1 trial-size hair spray*
● 1 small notebook and pen
● Stationary w/stamped envelopes
● Any other misc. grooming items for a woman or man
● Vary above star marked items accordingly for a woman or man

**if making a "family kit" include 2- adult toothbrushes, 2-child
toothbrushes, 2-deodorants, 3-disposable razors, child's toy or
coloring book w/crayons.
This is a great ministry to get your youth groups involved with. Have
fun while teaching the core principles of Christ's ministry.
Contact: Dean Nancy Nienhuis at

Thanksgiving Dinner
Will you be on campus for Thanksgiving. Join us in Upper Noyes Hall for
a festive pot-luck dinner, games and fellowship. Please RSVP if you plan
to come and we will jointly arrive at a time. In past years we have
begun our dinner at 4 or 6 PM.
Contact Judy Brandon: or

Judy Brandon
210 Herrick Road Box 27
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1525

Black Student Fellowship and BGLANTS observance of World AIDS Day,
December 1 ------------------------
On Monday Dec. 1st at 1pm in the Wilson Chapel there will be a time of
pray and candle lighting for all who have love ones affected by the HIV

HIV/AIDS has been correctly described as the greatest threat to human
well-being and public health in modern times. The response to AIDS
depends on the strength of individuals and communities. To halt the
epidemic, it is essential to eliminate the social and economic
inequalities and injustices that fuel its spread. We as faith based
leaders are called to empower individuals and communities to respond to
AIDS, it is a critical and a fundamental part of respecting, protecting
and promoting their human rights.

"Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise."-the World AIDS Campaign (WAC)

Other News and Opportunities:
First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist looking for story teller
December 14th *** New ***
The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist is looking for a story
teller for their December 14, 2008 service (The scheduled story teller
needed to cancel). The story teller would need to provide four short
and seasonal stories (8-10 minutes each) from four different
traditions. The story telling is one part of the service. The entire
congregation will participate. The congregation is willing to pay
$400.00. The story teller would need to arrive at 10 am and participate
to 11:45 am on the day of the event. If you are interested please
contact CJ McGregor at ASAP!

CJ McGregor

Art Night & Weaving Knowledge
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.

** We're also still looking someone with weaving knowledge. If you are
that person or know someone who might be able to help, please contact
Sandy at or talk to Joy (Resident Teaching Artist).

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions