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Monday, February 23, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, February 23rd, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Professor Mark Heim named for national honor *** New ***
- Writing Seminar, Tuesdays, 12:15 - sign on soon!
- MDiv curriculum discussion in Connect *** New ***
- Spring 2009 Northern Baptist Scholarships
- 2009-2010 Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page *** New
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- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
- 2009 Commencement Weekend Activities: Save the Date! *** New ***

Community News:
- Opportunity to make extra money! *** New ***
- Survey on Race and Race Relations *** New ***
- Lost and Found

Other News and Opportunities:
- The Jetro Da Silva Quintet and the Berklee String Orchestra, February
24th *** New ***
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th
- Join Sojourners at The Mobilization to End Poverty, April 26th-29th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship
- Paper mache knowledge? *** New ***

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Academic & Facilities:
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Professor Mark Heim named for national honor *** New ***
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Friends:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Mark Heim, Andover
Newton's Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, has just been
named as one of six professors from across the country as a 2009-2010
Henry Luce Fellow in Theology. Selected on the basis of the strength of
his proposal to conduct creative and innovative theological research,
Heim will engage in a year-long study of his own design focusing on
Buddhist and Muslim insights on Atonement. This is the 16th class of
scholars appointed since the program began in 1993. Mark's appointment
follows the previous appointments of Professors Fontaine and Burrows.

Please join me in extending congratulations to Mark for this fine
recognition of his scholarship.

Nick Carter
President

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Writing Seminar, Tuesdays, 12:15 - sign on soon!
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Thanks to the deans, this is happening after all. We started yesterday
(Tues 2/17)! So you can still join us. But hurry: contact me by Monday
Feb. 22, at snively@post.harvard.edu.

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. … The course grows out of the less formal writing
groups I offered at ANTS in 2006-08. Meets Tuesdays 12:15 to 1:45,
into early May.

No credit, but it can go on your transcript. $250, no late fee. Contact
me for a fuller description. And I'll tell you how to sign up--for
this, don't use Connect.

Helen Snively, ANTS writing instructor

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MDiv curriculum discussion in Connect *** New ***
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Would you like to learn more about the M.Div. curriculum to be launched
in the fall of 2009? Do you want to know how the changeover to a new
curriculum affects you? Join an ongoing Web discussion on Connect by
adding yourself to the group, Master of Divinity Curriculum Transition.
Resources there will be updated daily as new information is available.
See you there! - Sarah

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School

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Spring 2009 Northern Baptist Scholarships
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The Northern Baptist Education Society gives out scholarships to ABC
students. Rev Roger Spinney will be making spring semester awards. If
you did not receive a fall scholarship and would like to apply for a
spring semester scholarship you will need to complete the Northern
Baptist Application. You will also need to get a letter of support from
your church. New applicants will also need to meet with Rev Spinney. He
will be in Boston February 26th and March 2nd to meet with students.
Applications are available in the financial aid office.

Students who received a fall scholarship should have received a letter
and application from Rev. Spinney. You will need to have the financial
aid section of the application filled out. If you will not be attending
the dinner you must submit you application to the financial aid office
by Friday, February 27th.

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2009-2010 Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page *** New ***
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Andover Newton Theological School is often contacted about scholarship
opportunities for our students. As a new Connect! service, we will try
to update you on the latest information on a regular basis. However,
please contact Rosemary Turano at RTurano@ants.edu or x296 for the
latest scholarship and financial aid information. A list of the
2009-2010 scholarships can be found on the public Connect! page.

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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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2009 Commencement Weekend Activities: Save the Date! *** New ***
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More information will be coming soon, but for now please reserve the
following dates on your calendars (and congratulations to all graduating
seniors!:

May 13, 7-9 p.m. in Wilson Chapel: Andover Newton Hymn Sing
May 14, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Spring Convocation and Alumni Day on
the Andover Newton quad (tickets required)
May 15, 7:00 p.m.: 2009 Baccalaureate Service, Wilson Chapel.
Graduates will gather at 6:30 p.m. to prepare for the processional.
May 16, 2:00 p.m.: 2009 Commencement service, First Baptist Church,
Newton Centre. Graduates will gather at 1:00 p.m.

Early in March I'll be sending complete information on all of these
activities by snail mail to all graduating seniors. If you have
specific questions please don't hesitate to email me.

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


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Community News:
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Opportunity to make extra money! *** New ***
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Lydia McIntosh needs two (2) strong bodies to put together a
granite-top table in her Appleton-Chase apartment. 48" round table top
is very heavy which will require two people to lift. Tools and
instructions will be available.
Each person will be paid $35
Estimated work time is 1 to 2 hours
First come, first served -- Email: lmcintosh@ants.edu to work out
logistics

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Survey on Race and Race Relations *** New ***
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If you haven't taken the Survey on Race and Race Relations yet, please
do so at:
http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB228REC893F8
And don't forget to enter the raffle for the iPod Touch!

Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

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Lost and Found *** New ***
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The back panel of a Verizon phone was found on campus and is now at the
front desk in Dabney Hall.

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Other News and Opportunities:
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The Jetro Da Silva Quintet and the Berklee String Orchestra, February
24th *** New ***
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The Jetro Da Silva Quintet and the Berklee String Orchestra.
Tuesday, February 24, 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston MA 02115

Professor Jetro Da Silva will perform original arrangements of popular
hymns. He will be joined by his quintet (Ron Mahdi, Ricardo Monzon, Bill
Pierce, Ron Savage) and the Berklee String Orchestra, conducted by
Eugene Friezen.

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
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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/

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Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
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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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BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th
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How do we work to mend our separated family? On April 4th Holy Cross
Hellenic College will host a conference entitled "New Challenges in
Ecumenical Dialogue". Grad students/ seminarians in the BTI are invited
to present papers on responses to the World Council of Churches
proposals on continuing the process of reconciliation. We also are
invited to present simple ways we students in the BTI can practice
ecumenicity as part of our education and formation.

I know it is a big task, but it seems one worth devoting attention to,
now during formation and learning, and in preparation for later
collaboration. I know this can be a difficult conversation as well
regarding various positions and practices in our neighboring theological
schools and seminaries.

If you like to talk with me about this, please email me or call.
Bill Gural; wgural@ants.edu; 781-698-6753

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Join Sojourners at The Mobilization to End Poverty, April 26th-29th
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Join Sojourners (sojo.net) at The Mobilization to End Poverty - April
26- 29, 2009 - a historic gathering of thousands of anti-poverty
advocates in Washington, D.C. Together, we will call on President-elect
Obama and the new Congress to make overcoming poverty a national
priority. We've already invited President-elect Barack Obama to address
The Mobilization and we are working to secure his participation.

Early Bird Registration (through February 23, 2009) is $249 (Regular)
and $140 (Students) with discounts for groups and volunteers. After
February 23, Registration is $299 (Regular) and $169 (Students). For
more information, a complete program, and to register, visit
www.sojo.net/mobilization, or call 800-714-7474.

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Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
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Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. If you would like to see Toni you may
call her at extension 319 or email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her
office is located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at
a reduced rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate
to need. Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She
is happy to work with students to find the right--and
affordable--referral if more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Art Night Fellowship
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Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

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Paper mache knowledge? *** New ***
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We're looking for people who have knowledge of or interest in
creating some paper mache animals and various critters for the Earth Day
Community worship in April. If you have such knowledge or interest,
please email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu so that we can set up a time to meet
and brainstorm.