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Monday, January 26, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, January 26th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full and Canceled Courses ***
Check Daily ***
- Writing Seminar in Danger of Cancellation!
- Library Schedule for Spring Semester *** New ***
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty *** New ***
- Methodist Bands
- Morning Worship & Chapel Begin THIS WEEK! *** New ***
- International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule! *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January
30&31
- Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
- Preaching Competition
- UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC
- Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once
this semester *** New ***

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Academic & Facilities:
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Spring 2009 Registration & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
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Spring Registration continues for all students through Dec 19th.
After December 19: $150 Late fee apply
Dec. 20-February 6: Add/Drop Period

Please remember that your registration IS NOT complete until you have
completed the "registration and services confirmation form" online in
Connect. Failure to complete this form could result on the loss of
financial aid for the semester, so please do not forget this step. If
you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's office.

Closed Courses:
CHRS723 - [EL] The Practice of Prayer
CMFE621 - Integrative Seminar
CMPR601 - Christian Preaching: Theology and Practice
CMWO664 - [CMWO664/864]Seasons of Celebration: Worshiping through the
Liturgical Year
HIST609 - Intro. to the History of Christianity I
OLDT636 - The Crossroads:Interpreting the Book of Job
OLDT661 - Prophets and Priests, Patriarchs and Matriarchs:Biblical
Models of Religious Leadership
P3HIST609 - History of Christianity I Practitioner Program
P3THEO614 - Systematic Theology II -Practitioner Program
PSYC726 - [PSYC 726/826] Idolatry or Illness: Pastoral Care/Couseling
with Addictions
THEO614 - Systematic Theology II

Cancel Courses:
ETHI746 - Theology of Money
PSYF718 - Healing Arts
THEO733 - Unitarian Universalist Theologies

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Writing Seminar in Danger of Cancellation! *** New ***
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As of Friday noon, the Writing Seminar has only five people registered.
This is not enough - unless at least six more register, the course will
be canceled. Don't wait until your first papers are returned to decide
that you could use this course!

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Writing Seminar
Helen Snively, Ed.D.
Tuesdays, 12:15 to 1:45, starting January 27

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer.
By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for
ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an
argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and
proofread your work. During the semester, each student will offer at
least 2 drafts for others to read; each week we will read 1-3 drafts
that others have offered and prepare suggestions on how to improve them.
We aim to understand the many types of writing students do at ANTS,
including reflections, exegeses, sermons, research papers, and
ordination papers. I will also incorporate brief lessons on elements of
good writing. The course grows out of the less formal writing groups I
offered at ANTS in 2006-08.

Minimum 12 students, maximum 15. No credit. $250. Late fee waived
for this course.

Questions? snively@post.harvard.edu.

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Library Schedule for Spring Semester *** New ***
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The Library will not be open Sunday nights for the spring semester.
The spring semester schedule is:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
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The IT department is aware of a problem with Connect where the student
courses are not showing up in the correct sessions. In short, the
Academic tab is appears to be listing under "Current Courses" the FA08
and on-campus SP09 courses, and then under "Future Courses" the WI09 and
on-line SP09 courses. This problem has been reported to the vendor. As
long as you are seeing all of your courses under one of these options,
you are all set. Feel free to email the Help Desk, helpdesk@ants.edu, if
you have questions.

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Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
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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

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Community News:
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Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty *** New ***
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The Student Association invites the whole campus to a Welcome Back
Supper on February 11th from 5:00-6:30pm. It will be in the dining hall,
but will not be your average experience! Spouses, Partners, and Children
are all welcome to attend. You must RSVP to sa@ants.edu by Friday,
February 6th--even if you are already on the meal plan. This is a
wonderful opportunity to welcome the new members of our campus and
reconnect with friends from semesters past.

We look forward to dining with you on February 11th!

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Methodist Bands
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Calling all Circuit Riders. The UMC Fellowship would like to start a
Methodist band at ANTS. Bands were set up by John Wesley as a way to
strengthen people in their faith and assist in spiritual formation. A
rotating leader will meet with each member of the band for prayer. The
group will also meet periodically to check-in with each other. This is
a way for us to practice both "bearing each other's burdens" and also
sharing each other's joys. Please contact Barbara Smith at
BSmith@ants.edu or Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu.

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Morning Worship & Chapel Begin THIS WEEK! *** New ***
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- Morning Worship will begin on Monday, the first day of classes. Join
us every morning at 8:15 on the lower level of Wilson Chapel.
- Wednesday Community Chapel from 1-2 pm will also begin next week.
Prof. Mark Burrows will be leading this upcoming service.
- UU Worship will begin this Thursday, 1-2 pm in Wilson Chapel.
- Look for more Chapel News and coming worship opportunities including
Quaker Worship, Celtic Evening Prayer, and Compline.

Morgan R. McLean

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International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule! *** New ***
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The whole Andover Newton community is warmly invited to participate in
the following international events on campus:

INTERNATIONAL LUNCHES
Tuesdays - 12:00 - 1:00 PM
ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room

FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHTS
Wednesdays - February 25th, April 1st and Friday, May 1st
Wilson Chapel

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Friday - February 13th, 2009
Meeting House

!!!STAY TUNED!!!

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Other News and Opportunities:
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Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
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A three-part program, "Living Green," will be delivered at Concord's
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal on three successive Thursday
evenings, January 22, 29 and February 5, 2009.

Visit www.inspirationhouse.org to learn more.

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Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January
30&31
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Technology and Culture Forum at MIT will be hosting the Boston
gathering for Trinity Institute at the end of January. This year's
topic, "Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability," is critical
and timely. justice and human rights would be a great contribution to
our work and experience. For details please see the website
(http://web.mit.edu/tac). The event is open to the public.

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Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
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Toni DiPina's Ordination Service: February 8, 2009 at 4pm
Where: Congdon Street Baptist Church
17 Congdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-421-4032
Please RSVP if you will attend so they might have a count as we prepare
for the reception. Email is metrepwar@prodigy.net.

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Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
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On Tuesday, February 10, Wellesley College Department of Religion
presents the Annual Luce Moore '24 Lecture with James Carroll entitled
"The Ambivalence of God: Religion, the Bible, and the New Meaning of
Violence." Wellesley College Campus, Collins Cinema, 4:30 p.m. Free and
open to the public. For more information call 781-283-2609.

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Preaching Competition
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The GoodPreacher Seminarian Award

Receive a Complimentary Registration to the Festival of Homiletics in
Atlanta, May 18-22, 2009, a Dorm Room at Emory University, and $200.00
in Expense Money for the Festival and Be Introduced on Monday Evening at
the Fox Theatre during the Festival of Homiletics!

For more information on the award and how to submit a sermon, go to
www.goodpreacher.com and click on the "GoodPreacher Seminarian Award"
link, and scroll to the very bottom of the page.

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UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC
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Ecumenical Advocacy Days http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in
Washington, DC, is a weekend of inspirational worship, insightful
workshops and plenaries, and networking with ecumenical people of faith
around justice issues. It is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol
Hill (after training sessions during the weekend). This is a very
popular event, typically attended by some 1000 participants. I invite
you to participate in this great event.

The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover registration,
travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of age. If you are
interested in applying for a scholarship or need more information,
contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington, DC office at
palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/.

Edith Rasell, Ph.D.
Minister for Workplace Justice
Justice & Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
toll-free 866-822-8224, ext 3709; 216-736-3709; fax 216-736-3709

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Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once this
semester *** New ***
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1. You can explore a new spiritual practice in a safe, no rules
atmosphere.
2. You do not need to be able to draw a straight line.
3. Artistic bones in your body are not a prerequisite.
4. You will learn to fulfill some of your class assignments with art
projects!
5. Mentoring, guidance, encouragement abound!
6. All materials provided.
7. We have good fun and fellowship.
8. Impromptu theological discussions and revelations frequently occur.
9. You can work on your Prophets' chart.
10. You can create a piece of art to exhibit in the Spring Community
Art Show.

Every Thursday night 7-10 pm (drop in basis) in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.
Questions? Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at dhonen@ants.edu