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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Registration Continues & Full and Canceled Courses ***
Check Daily ***
- Writing Seminar Update
- Connect Web Site problem for Winter & Spring Courses
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Fellowship News:
- BGLANTS cosponsors: An Act of Fath, Jan 21st
- Methodist Bands *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group, January 21
- Living Green Lecture & Workshop, January 22nd, 29th, February 5th
- Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability Conference, January
30&31
- Toni DiPina Ordination, February 8th
- Preaching Competition
- UCC Scholarships for Ecumenical Advocacy Day, March 13-16 in
Washington, DC
- Art Night & Weaving Knowledge

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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
ETHI776 - Moaning, Singing and shouting: Spiritual Longing &
Enlightenmen in African American Music
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

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

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Writing Seminar Update
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Dear ANTS students,

Apparently the word didn't get out well enough. I'm offering a course
that should be valuable to you now, and in your future. And we have a
good time at it and build community! (What more could you ask for?)
It's based on the writing groups I offered for several years while I was
the writing tutor at ANTS. Please skim the description, consider taking
it, and pass it along to a classmate or 2 who may not have noticed this
announcement. And please feel free to contact me with questions.

THANK YOU!
Helen
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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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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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Fellowship News:
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BGLANTS cosponsors: An Act of Fath, Jan 21st
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Did you know in this day and age people can still be fired, refused
work, denied housing, education or credit simply because of bias against
their gender identity or gender expression? Come and lend your voice as
Massachusetts communities of faith speak out for transgender equality.
Learn how you can take action and help pass a bill that will make
Massachusetts truly a state for everyone.
January 21, 2009 at 7pm in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College 160, Herrick
Road, Newton Centre, MA

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Methodist Bands *** New ***
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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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Other News and Opportunities:
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Invitation for women healers…The Hara Group, January 21
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Interested in sharing your experience as a woman healer in a safe and
meditative environment? (Experience ranges from Reiki, reflexology and
ministry-open to a variety of women holistic practitioners). Our intent
is to share our holistic understandings which will help us better serve
the community. Meeting: this Thursday, 1.22 at 7:30pm. Location:
Belmont.

Contact: Debbie Jenney (certified reflexologist) at: 781-405-2385
Or email Heather Lucas: hlucas07@yahoo.com

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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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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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Art Night & Weaving Knowledge
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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.

** 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 fulajoy@hotmail.com or talk to Joy (Resident Teaching Artist).

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)