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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

No Evening Classes and ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Add Continues through February 6th
- Writing Seminar Canceled
- New Curriculum on ANTS Website
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Updated Library Announcements *** New ***
- Library EZProxy Connection Unstable *** New ***
- New Student ID's
- Library Schedule for Spring Semester, April 8th
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Food Pantry *** New ***
- Thursday UU worship 1:00pm Wilson Chapel
- Interested in Leading Morning Worship?
- Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
Februart 10th
- Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
- Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22 *** New ***
- International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule!

Other News and Opportunities:
- Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
- God and Global Warming: February 12 *** New ***
- CPE at Valley Baptist Health System
- 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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Spring 2009 Add Continues through February 6th
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While finalizing your Spring 2009 schedule, please see the Connect site
for the latest list of open and closed courses.

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.

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Writing Seminar Canceled *** New ***
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It is with regret that we must announce that the Writing Seminar with
Helen Snively has been canceled for under-enrollment. It will be offered
again in the fall.

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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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Is Field Education in your future? *** New ***
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An information session for students entering into Field Education in
Fall of 2009 will be held Friday, February 6. It will be held in the
Peck Room from 12:00-12:45pm. Contact Jen Walker, jwalker@ants.edu,
with any questions or concerns.

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New Student ID's
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New 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.

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Updated Library Announcements *** New ***
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Thanks to all students and administrators (and Debbi too) who helped
library staff deal with a water emergency situation late Monday
afternoon. We were able to save almost all material in the water
damaged area of the school archives.
Diana
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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.
*** Good news for Sunday nighters. ***
We have reinforced ranks, so we are able to bring back Sunday night
hours. For spring semester the library will be open Sunday, 6:00-9:00
p.m.

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Library EZProxy Connection Unstable *** New ***
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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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Make-Up Day for Wednesday's 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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Food Pantry *** New ***
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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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Thursday UU worship 1:00pm Wilson Chapel
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Dear friends and colleagues,
Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m. in
Wilson Chapel. Our service this week will be led by Michael Hall,
addressing the question: what does the word "God" mean to Unitarian
Universalists today? What are the tradeoffs of using or not using
theistic language? Come and join us for this time of sharing and
fellowship.
From the UU Worship coordinators,
Morgan McLean and Bruce Taylor

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Interested in Leading Morning Worship?
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Daily, student-led Morning Worship is a great way to start your day
and
center yourself for learning and growing. If you are interested in
leading
Morning Worship this semester, please join is in the Cafeteria
Wednesday,
Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. Or, email Morgan McLean: mmclean@ants.edu

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Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
Februart 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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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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Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22 *** New ***
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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.

The Prioress's Tale radically transforms Geoffrey Chaucer's
infamous tale of religious violence into a parable about how bigotry can
be overcome by the realization of the common human experiences that
unite us all. The 75-minute, one-act English-language work is scored
for four singers), piano, and electronic sound.
Following the performance, Jewish and Christian clergy and scholars,
the composer, and the librettist will participate in panel discussions
about the issues raised in the piece.

In a time when the importance of good interfaith relations has never
been more important, we believe that the transcendent power of the arts
can teach us something about being in relationship with one another.
This event is a creative, dynamic way to explore some of the dimensions.


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 and more information, please check the
website www.ants.edu

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

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

FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHTS
Wednesdays - February 25th, April 1st and Friday, May 1st
Wilson Chapel; 6-8 pm

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Friday - February 13th, 2009
Meeting House
5-7.30 pm
Multicultural festival is a great opportunity to celebrate our
heritage, regardless of where we come from. POT-LUCK DINNER, WORLD
MUSIC, POEMS, SONGS, COUNTRY PRESENTATIONS.

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

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
enrica.kirksey@valleybaptist.net

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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