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Thursday, January 29, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 29th, 2009

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Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full and Canceled Courses ***
Check Daily ***
- Writing Seminar *** Updated ***
- New Student ID's
- Library Schedule for Spring Semester
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes *** New ***
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
Februart 10th *** New ***
- Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
- Methodist Bands
- Morning Worship & Chapel Begin THIS WEEK!
- International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule!
- Black, Leather, Sofa Couch available for free *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- CPE at Valley Baptist Health System *** New ***
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January
- Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
- Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March *** New ***
- Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once this

Academic & Facilities:
Spring 2009 Registration & Full Courses *** Check Daily ***
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

Writing Seminar *** Updated ***
Hey, friends,
This might just work. We only need 2 more students. If we can get 10,
I will start the writing seminar on Tuesday Feb. 3. Will you please
think about taking it, and encourage a friend?
I welcome up to 15 students, and yes, it'd be OK to join us on the
Details below.
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? sniveNew students starting classes this Spring semester need to come to the
Registrar's office to get their picture ID. This can be done at the
following times; Tuesday 8:30 - 12 noon and 1:00 - 4:00, Wednesday 8:30
- 12:30 or Thursday 1:00 - 4:00. If you are not on campus during these
times, please contact the office and we can make arrangements to make
sure that you are able to get your ID.
The ID is needed for borrowing books from the library and also for using
books that have been reserved for classes and includes borrowing
privileges from the other BTI schools libraries. In addition, your ID is
needed to obtain a parking permit for your vehicle, if you plan on
having a car on campus.

Library Schedule for Spring Semester
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.

Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes, April 8th *** New ***
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

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

Community News:
Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
Februart 10th *** New ***
What does the UCC do with all that money we send it? What is 'Our
Church's Wider Mission'? One Great Hour of Sharing? What are the UCC's
Global Ministries? If you, or the Missions Committee of your church
have questions like these, you are invited to come and discover the
breadth and scope of the UCC/DOC's overseas ministries on Tuesday, Feb
10 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM in the Peck Room. Bring your lunch and become
equipped to be an ambassador for Global Ministries in your church! For
further information, please contact Ruth Richards at

Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
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 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!

Methodist Bands
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 or Bill Gural at wgural@a------------------------
- 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

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

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

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

Friday - February 13th, 2009
Meeting House


Black, Leather, Sofa Couch available for free *** New ***
Black, Leather, Sofa Couch available for free - Left behind by a
resident in 152A Herrick House. If yo uare interested, it's yours. You
will have to move it yourself though.

Kurt Walker (Res Rep at Herrick)

Other News and Opportunities:
CPE at Valley Baptist Health System *** New ***
Applications are now being considered for the 2009-2010 Residency and
Extended Internship CPE at Valley Baptist Health System in Harlingen,

In recognition of our common mission of equipping students for
professional ministry, the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Valley
Baptist Health System is excited to announce the start of our 2009-2010
application process. Under the supervision of the Reverend Cindy Graber
our program has taken on the action-reflection approach of equipping
student ministers with the skills needed for professional chaplaincy.
The new curriculum of our program promises to provide residents with
valuable opportunities for field experience in pastoral education, and
offers unique learning experience within the Hispanic cultural setting.

Chaplains at Valley Baptist Health System serve in a spiritually-based
community organization which provides Trauma/ER, ICU, Pediatrics, and
comprehensive medical care to a multi-county area -- stretching from the
King Ranch to the International Border at Brownsville -- rich with a
culturally diverse Mexican/American population. The CPE Center a fully
accredited program with the nationally recognized ACPE, Inc.

Please contact me to learn more about our program. Should you have any
further questions or concerns, we have also enclosed our direct contact
information. Please email us for application materials and brochures.

Enrica Kirksey-Rincones
CPE - Education Coordinator
956.389.6750p * 956.389.6755f

Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January
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 (
The event is open to the public.

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

Lecture opportunity of interest, Februarypresents 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.

Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March *** New ***
Go in Peace: A Weekend Retreat for Christian Women Healing from Abuse

Give yourself a gift of a weekend away to restore your spirit, find
healing and enjoy the company of other women on the journey of healing.
We will explore the three stages of healing through discussion, prayer,
art, music and other healing activities; looking at the intersections of
faith and healing. There will be plenty of individual time to rest, go
for walks and renew your spirit! Space is limited to allow for more
individual attention so register today at one of the retreat centers
below. The retreat facilitator, Nicole Sotelo, is the author of Women
Healing from Abuse: Meditations for Finding Peace (Paulist Press). A
graduate of Harvard Divinity School (and former student of Dean
Nienhuis), she writes, leads retreats and coordinates the website:

For the first time in the New York City area!
February 20-22, 2009
Mt. Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center
239 Fingerboard Rd.
Statten Island, NY
718.727.3844 (call for more information or to register)

Within walking distance of the beach on Cape Cod!
March 20-22, 2009
Evensong Retreat Center
326 Lower County Rd.
Harwich Port, MA
508.432.0027 (call for more information or to register)
Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed...
(Mark 5:34)

Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once this
1. You can explore a new spiritual practice in a safe, no rules
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
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

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