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Monday, February 09, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, February 9th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- New Curriculum on ANTS Website
- Updated Library Schedule
- Library EZProxy Connection Unstable
- Buyback of Thurman book *** New ***
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Lost and Found
- Food Pantry
- Two Worship Items *** New ***
- Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
February 10th
- Black Student Fellowship meeting, February 11th @noon in the
cafeteria *** New ***
- Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
- 2009's First Preaching in the Black Tradition Worship Service,
February 12th @1pm in Wilson *** New ***
- Multicultural Festival, February 13th
- Introducing the Preacher's Club! Tuesdays in Wilson Small Chapel,
February 17th *** New ***
- The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th *** New ***
- Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22

Other News and Opportunities:
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed! *** New ***
- Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
- God and Global Warming: February 12th
- Chaplaincy panel - Harvard Divinity School, Feb. 12 *** New ***
- Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
- Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once
this semester

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Academic & Facilities:
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New Curriculum on ANTS Website
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An overview of the new curriculum for MDiv Students has been posted on
the school website. Here is the link to go directly to that page;
http://www.ants.edu/news/detail/andover-newtons-faculty-unveils-new-mdiv-curriculum-for-2009-and-beyond/


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Updated Library Schedule
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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.
Sunday, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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Library EZProxy Connection Unstable
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The EZProxy Database Server is currently down. The IT department is
working as quickly as possible to get it up and running again.

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Buyback of Thurman book *** New ***
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If you have a copy of the Howard Thurman book, With Head and Heart: The
Autobiography of Howard Thurman, the bookstore is interested in buying
back copies for current students taking the class. Bring your copy to
the bookstore in exchange for a store credit you can use for future
purchases.

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Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
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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.

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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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Lost and Found
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We may have what you've lost at the Lost and Found at the front desk in
Dabney Hall
- A gospel music CD, Smokie Narful
- Saturn key

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Food Pantry
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Have you been hearing things lately at the grocery store? Do cereal
boxes and soups seem to be calling your name? Well, they might be asking
to be brought to the food pantry. This year the pantry has been in
serious need of your support. For those who do not know, the pantry on
campus is in the kitchen next to the student lounge. Next time you are
at the store please pick up something to give.
Thanks!

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Two Worship Items *** New ***
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Celtic Evening Prayer Begins THIS WEEK!
Evening prayer is a quiet time to relax and open to the Spirit. The
Celtic tradition delights in God's goodness and reminds us of God's
presence in all of creation. Join us for prayer, music and reflection
every Tuesday evening from 9:00 to 9:25 p.m.

Morning Worship NEW TIME: 8:25 a.m.
Morning Worship continues all semester in the lower level of Wilson
Chapel. Sometimes you need more than a cup of coffee to start the day...
Join us now at 8:25!

Morgan R. McLean

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Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
February 10th
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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 RRichards@ants.edu

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Black Student Fellowship meeting, February 11th @noon in the cafeteria
*** New ***
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Come one come all to the this year¹s first Black Student Fellowship
meeting, this Wednesday the 11th at noon in the cafeteria. We will have
fun connecting with each other and also there is LOTS of news to share
with you, particularly about some great Black History Month events we¹ve
got in store.

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Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
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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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Multicultural Festival, February 13th
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Please accept this invitation to the "Multicultural Festival". We are
going to celebrate our cultural diversity on Friday, February 13th, 2009
at 5pm in the Meeting House.

This year's festival will begin with a flag parade and a pot-luck
dinner. At least six international students (ANTS and BC) and a faculty
member are preparing country presentations. We may also host guests from
a Greek-Orthodox Church, who will tell us about they work with Ugandan
orphans.

Bring your families and friends. Share your favorite dish or present
something from your culture. It is a MULTICULTURAL event, so you don't
need a foreign passport to be a part of it ;-) Embrace diversity!

Questions? Contact: acram@ants.edu

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Introducing the Preacher's Club! Tuesdays in Wilson Small Chapel,
February 17th *** New ***
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The Preachers Club will hold its first event on Tuesday, Feb. 17th from
12 - 1 PM (Lunch time - bring a snack!) Our first Student Preacher will
be Melvin Williams and it will be held in the Lower Chapel. Flyers will
be located through the campus and we can't wait to get started! Please
visit our student page on connect to view the speakers for the next
couple of months!

The Preacher's Club provides Andover students with a nurturing
environment for the development and practice of sermon delivery using
the skills and tools necessary for effective preaching of the gospel in
the African American Preaching Tradition.

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The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th *** New ***
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A special viewing of the landmark two-hour NOVA special which takes the
viewers on a fascinating scientific journey that began 3,000 years ago
and continues to this day. Where did the ancient Israelites come from?
Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? How did the worship of one god -
the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - emerge? The
Bible's Buried Secrets provides unique insights into the deeper meaning
of the biblical texts and their continuing resonance through the
centuries.

Wednesday, February 18, Wilson Chapel
6:30 refreshments, followed by film
Program will be introduced by Prof. Greg Mobley from Andover Newton
Theological School and Prof. Or Rose from Hebrew College
Screening will be followed by a Question and Answer period with Tristan
Barako, Senior Researcher who worked on the film.
Sponsored by UUCANS and JOTH

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Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
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ANTS is proud to co-sponsor, with the Massachusetts Council of
Churches, a performance of a new sacred opera "The Prioress's Tale" on
Sunday February 22, 2009 4pm in Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton
Theological School. You are warmly invited to attend.

For more information about the opera see:
http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/the-prioresss-tale/

A reception will follow. Suggested Donation $10. Andover Newton
Theological School is located at 210 Herrick Rd. Newton Centre, MA, with
parking available. For directions, please check the website www.ants.edu


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Other News and Opportunities:
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Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed! *** New ***
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The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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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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God and Global Warming: February 12
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God and Global Warming: Scientists' and Evangelicals' Common Voice
February 12, 2009, 5:00-6:15PM Sperry Room, Andover Hall Harvard
Divinity School
45 Francis Ave.
Cambridge MA 02138
For more details see:
http://chge.med.harvard.edu/events/documents/god_global_warming.pdf

Event Contact: Meg Thomsen, Program Coordinator, Telephone:
617-384-8533
Email: margaret_thomsen@hms.harvard.edu, Website:
http://chge.med.harvard.edu

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Chaplaincy panel - Harvard Divinity School, Feb. 12 *** New ***
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Harvard Divinity School invites you to attend the exciting panel
presentation "So you want to be a chaplain?", a career discernment event
taking place next Thursday, February 12th from 5:00 -6:30pm in Andover
Chapel, on the 2nd floor of Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave. in Cambridge.

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet professional chaplains in
the fields of academia, prison, military, and health care. Four
practitioners will provide a snapshot into their everyday work and offer
advice on how to best prepare for a career in this growing profession.
Questions on CPE unit requirements, official sponsorship, and starting
salaries will all be addressed. Jeff VonWald, Protestant Chaplain at
Tufts University, will moderate the discussion. The remaining panelists
are:

- Suzanne DeBuhr, Interfaith Chaplain, Milton Academy, Milton, MA
- Beth Richeson, Ecumenical Chaplain, New Hampshire State Women's
Prison, Goffstown, NH
- Cpt. Myung "Tim" Ryu, Chaplain Resources Manager & Clinician for
Psychiatry, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
- Nancy Smith, Jewish Chaplain, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
Boston, MA

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Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
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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:
www.WomenHealing.com.

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)
www.mountmanresa.org

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)
www.evensongretreat.com
Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed...
(Mark 5:34)

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Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once this
semester
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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