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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

In this message:

Town Hall Meeting - February 18th *** Today ***

Academic & Facilities:
- Help Plan Commencement 2009!
- Divinity Scholarship
- The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Town Hall Meeting - February 18th *** Today ***
- New Art Exhibit in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries, February
16th - April 16th
- The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th
- Thursday UU worship, February 19th
- Art Opening in Noyes Hall, February 19th
- Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
- Lost and Found

Other News and Opportunities:
- Installation of Alumna Rev. Toni DiPina, February 22nd
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship

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Academic & Facilities:
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Help Plan Commencement 2009!
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I am looking for a few impending graduates and other students to join
the Commencement Committee to help plan this year's big event. If you
would like to participate please let me know. We are hoping to meet for
the 1st time next Friday at 2 pm. We generally meet on Fridays so you
would need to be available then. I look forward to hearing from you!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Divinity Scholarship *** New ***
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The Schumaker Foundation offers a scholarship to support seminary
students. The Divinity Scholarship is open to all Christian Seminary
students that plan on full-time graduate or undergraduate study. Minimal
qualifications include a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a
strong desire to pursue the Christian faith. Schools must also be
accredited by The Association of Theological Schools. Scholarship
recipients receive a non-renewable $1,000 annual award towards tuition.
The deadline for applying March 1, 2009. The application form may be
found at:
http://schumakerfoundation.com/Applications.jsp

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The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25
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Get out your calendar! The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship is
coming!

This year's theme, "Arts and the Sensual in Renewing Worship", will
feature Don Saliers, and will include workshops with Ellen Oak, Mark
Burrows, Lisa DiFranza, and Rod Pattenden. The dates for the Institute
are June 21 - 24, with an additional Pre-Institute workshop entitled
"Helping Worship Work (and Play)" on June 20, at Old South Church.
Students taking the Institute for credit must attend from June 20 -
25.
More information will be coming in the weeks ahead.

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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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Town Hall Meeting - Tomorrow!!, February 18th *** New ***
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Our first Town Hall meeting of the semester will be tomorrow,
Wednesday, February 18th from 5-6pm in the Cafeteria. As a way to
include the whole community in the meeting the Student Association will
be "taking over" the cafeteria. The executive committee will be
available for questions along with both Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis.
We hope you will attend.

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New Art Exhibit in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries, February 16th
- April 16th
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"My America: An Exhibition of Photographs" by Kwesi Arthur running
February 16-April 16, 2009 in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries
Kwesi Arthur is a Ghanaian visual artist now living in Boston. Kwesi
has spent the last twenty years exploring his own identity as an
American through his camera and the music and art of the western world.
A special show opening reception will be held with the artist in the
Meetinghouse gallery, 26 February, 5 - 8 p.m.

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The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th
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Spend an Evening with Producers of NOVA's "The Bible's Buried Secrets"
film!

UUCANS and JOTH are hosting a screening of "The Bible's Buried
Secrets," a film that traces the archaeological routes of the Hebrew
Bible. (You can see more about the film at:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bible/). We have just learned that Paula
Apsell (Senior Executive Producer for NOVA), Gary Glassman
(President/Writer/Director/Producer of Providence Pictures), and Tristan
Barako (Senior Researcher, Providence Pictures, Inc.) all plan to be
here for the screening. This is a great opportunity to watch a film
with the people who made it, and ask them questions. The film will be
introduced by Prof. Greg Mobley of Andover Newton and Prof. Or Rose of
Hebrew College. We hope you will join us.

This event begins at 6:30 with a wine and cheese reception in the
Wilson lobby, with the film being screened afterwards in the sanctuary.

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Thursday UU worship, February 19th *** New ***
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Dear friends and colleagues,

Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, February 19 at 1:00 p.m. in
Wilson Chapel. Our service this week will be led by Christina Sillari on
the theme of Exploring the Divine Feminine, through words, silence and
music. Come and join us for this time of sharing and fellowship.

From the UU student worship coordinators,
Bruce Taylor and Morgan McLean.

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Art Opening in Noyes Hall, February 19th
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Watercolors & Monoprints
by Virginia Vogel Zanger
Open Reception

Please drop in to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments on
Thursday, February 19th from 6:30 - 8:00pm there will be a reception
in the Noyes Dining Hall to celebrate the opening of a show of
watercolors and monoprints by Jamaica Plain artist Virginia Vogel
Zanger.

Travels in Costa Rica, Patagonia, and Cape Cod inspired her
color-drenched landscapes. This work is her largest to date. "The
majesty of Patagonia just could not be captured on a small scale," says
the artist, who has exhibited widely in Boston and at the Provincetown
Art Museum. Additionally, Virginia holds the position of V P of
Community Relations for the Boston Children's Museum. Her interest in
children & creativity transcends visually in her whimsical underwater
seascapes.

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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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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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Installation of Alumna Rev. Toni DiPina, February 22nd *** New ***
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You are cordially invited to join us on Sunday, February 22nd, at 3pm
when Rev Toni DiPina will be installed as Associate Pastor at Hadwen
Park Congregational Church, UCC (http://www.hadwenparkchurch.org/) .
The Rev Dr. Kirk Jones will be preaching and music will be shared by the
choirs of Congdon Street Baptist Church and Hadwen Park. If you are
a minister, go thru the door marked OFFICE and you will see the
conference room where the robing for the processional will occur.
Hadwen Park is an accessible facility. From Mark Siefried, Committee
on Ministry and Rev.Judy Hanlon, Senior Minister at HPC, UCC.

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th *** New ***
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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 *** New ***
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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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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 both individual and
group spiritual direction. If you would like to see Toni you may call
her at extensi 319 or email her at tdelorenzo@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