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Monday, March 23, 2009

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

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes Continues: March 9th-April 10th
- New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
- CIRCLE Interfaith Fellowship Program for the 2009-2010, applications
due March 23rd
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
- Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2009, lecture April 27th *** Updated
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Community News:
- Sign up for Community Day Now!
- Leslie Becknell baby shower postponed *** Updated ***
- Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
Connect!
- Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, May 18th
*** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Educators of Color Job Fair, March 25th
- Phyllis Tickle and the Great Emergence, March 26th
- Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
3rd *** New ***
- Pastoral Care Training Opportunity on Alzheimer's, April 4th
- Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, April 4th
- Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, April 12th
- Seminar on Trauma, May 2nd

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall. We hold lost items
for 2 weeks!
umbrella and a black scarf
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers March 20th-29th!
Amelia Lin at hshs.volunteer@gmail.com.
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats, April 3rd-4th, mcarrike@hotmail.com
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st, http://www.coopmet.org/IFYISummerInstitute.htm
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus, Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo,
x319, tjdelorenzo@ants.edu
- Art Night Fellowship, Meetinghouse lower level, Thursdays, 7-10 pm,
DHonen@ants.edu
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

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Academic & Facilities:
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Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th
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Registrations received after April 10th will be subject to the late fee.
Registration must be completed through the Connect Website:
https://connect.ants.edu/
If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk at
extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

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New Summer 2009 Course: UCC History, Theology and Polity
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Dates:June 8-12; 15-19- 9am-3pm
Place: Geneva Point Center, NH
Students seeking seminary credits can register on-line for INTE743J- an
additional $100 should be paid to MACUCC
Non-credit students cost is $450 through MACUCC
For Housing please contact Geneva Point at 603-253-4366 or at
register@genevapoint.org
For more information please contact Prof. Norbeck or Dale Hempen.
Brochures and registration forms available in the Registrar's office.
Books available through Andover Newton bookstore.
Sponsored by: Andover Newton in cooperation with Bangor Theological
Seminary and Hartford Theological Seminary.

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CIRCLE Interfaith Fellowship Program for the 2009-2010, applications due
March 23rd
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The Center for Interreligious & Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE)
of Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College seeks
applications from qualified students for the Interfaith Fellowship
Program for the 2009-2010 academic year. These annual fellowships are
competitive and each fellowship carries a $10,000 stipend (which can be
applied as a tax-free tuition reimbursement).

NOTE: Please note, applications are due in to Jennifer Peace
(jpeace@ants.edu) by Monday, March 23rd. Contact Jennifer for more
information and to receive a copy of the application guid------------------------
Students who will be attending Andover Newton in the Fall must reapply
for financial aid. You must complete a new FAFSA on line at
www.FAFSA.ed.gov You must also complete the Andover Newton Financial
Aid Application which is available on our website or on our Connect home
page (with other scholarship information). In order for your application
to be complete you must also submit a copy of you 2008 Federal Tax
Return. The priority date for Andover Newton aid is April 15, 2009.
Applications received after April 15th will not receive Andover Newton
aid unless additional aid becomes available.

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Jonathan Edwards Society Class of 2009, lecture April 27th *** Updated
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The Faculty of Andover Newton Theological School are proud to announce
the Class of 2009 new members of the Jonathan Edwards Society. They are:

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
Avedis Bayouniakrian

MASTER OF DIVINITY
Leslie Becknell Marx
Krysia Bereday Burnham
Matthew Carriker
Elizabeth Garrigan-Byerly
Timothy House
Joel Kemp
Ruth Richards
Beth Richeson
Lisa Rizoli
Kate VanDerzee
Nancy Willbanks

MASTER OF ARTS
Christina Ray

Please congratulate them when you see them.

The annual Jonathan Edwards Lecture will be given this year by Philip
Sheldrake, the Joseph Visiting Professor of Theology at Boston College.
The lecture, entitled "Spirituality and Social Change: Rebuilding the
Human City" will be given on Monday, April 27, 2009 at 5 p.m. in Wilson
Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Community News:
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Sign up for Community Day Now!
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It is time to sign up for Community Day! Please send me an email if
you'd like to participate (nnienhuis@ants.edu). We'll have sites on and
off campus, indoors and out, something for everyone! We already have
almost $800 in pledges for the Macedonian Church of God in Christ in
Springfield in return for our work, and I'm hoping for much more. We
are raising money to help them after their church was burned down by
racist arsonists, the day President Obama was elected. If you would
like to donate please give checks to me, payable to the church.

This year we are asking all participants to bring their own bag lunch,
so please plan accordingly. We'll begin on March 31 with worship at 10
planned by JOTH and CIRCLE, and end with a conversation over dinner.
Groups will be back on campus by 4 pm. Remember that we're going with
the Rabbinical students from Hebrew College. Do plan to join us!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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- Leslie Becknell baby shower postponed *** Updated ***
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The Leslie Becknell baby shower has been postponed. A new date will be
announced ASAP.
Thanks!

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Meet the Artists of the new work in the Dining Hall, March 25th
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Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 25th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Noyes Dining Hall
Drop in to meet the Jamaica Plain Artists and enjoy light refreshments
as we celebrate the opening of a show featuring works of Art by selected
Jamaica Plain Artist Association Members.

Linda Costarides
General Manager of Dining Services

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Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form on
Connect!
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The Andover Newton/ Hebrew College Community Art Show April 20-May 30 In
the Meetinghouse
Students, faculty, staff, friends, relatives are invited to participate.
All hangable art forms welcome to celebrate Creation and Creativity!
Coffee House and/or reception in April (TBA)

How to submit art (on or before Monday, April 6)
1. Fill out an "artist's statement" form (get one from Joy or in the
front lobby of the Meetinghouse or on Connect Home page)
2. Bring no more than 3 of your best pieces (securely framed and ready
to be hung) to the Meetinghouse (follow directions iYour participation helps support the ARTS on the Hill. Questions? Email
Joy at DHonen@ants.edu

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Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, May 18th
*** New ***
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Are you currently a 1st or 2nd year UCC student? We're offering a
workshop just for you (and for anyone who needs a refresher or who
missed last November's workshop)...

Search and Call: Beginning the Process
Topics will include:
*The In-Care and Search Process
*Writing a Ministerial Profile to get an Interview
*Navigating the UCC Search and Call Network

Monday, May 18, 2009; 9 AM-12:30 PM
Wellesley Congregational Church, UCC

This half day event is packed full of information and helpful hints! It
will include a good portion of time devoted to the Profile itself
including what is really being asked for in each section. Not to be
missed! Come to this event and get a head start on the next steps of
beginning the search & call process.

All the details can be found here:
http://www.macucc.org/pep/EventsforSeminarians.htm
Questions? Please contact Kris LoFrumento lofrumentok@macucc.org or
508-875-5233 x274

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Other News and Opportunities:
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Educators of Color Job Fair, March 25th
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Educators of Color Job Fair
Wednesday, March 25, 3:30 - 6:00 PM
Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School
459 Broadway Street Cambridge, MA
www.mpde.org

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Phyllis Tickle and the Great Emergence, March 26th
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Join renowned author and church leader Phyllis Tickle at The Great
Emergence, a learning event based on her new book "The Great Emergence:
How Christianity Is Changing and Why." Find more info and register here:
http://www.diomass.org/event/diocesan/join-phyllis-tickle-and-great-emergence

When: Thursday, March 26. 2-6 p.m. Worship - 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street, Boston).
Cost: $25 for clergy and general public; free for all seminarians, and
episcopal postulants and candidates.
Contact: Marie Harkey, mharkey@gmail.com or 419.346.4549; Mark
McCone-Sweet, mark.mc-s@comcast.net or 508.655.5880.

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Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April 3rd
*** New ***
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Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition: A Symposium Featuring Carol
Murray

Friday, April 3, from 3 to 5 pm, Braun Room
Harvard Divinity School
Reception to follow

The Women's Studies in Religion Program is honored to host tribal
scholar and ceremonialist Carol Murray. Murray is director of the Tribal
History Project at Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana,
where she served as the college's president from 1992 to 2000. Since
1980 she has been involved with the cultivation and reintroduction of
tribal religious ceremonies and the repatriation of ceremonial bundles.
Murray was born and raised on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation.

Mashpee artist Ramona Peters will offer a welcome and prayer before
Carol Murray's presentation, which will begin at 3 pm in the Braun Room.
A festive reception honoring our guest will follow the presentation. All
are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Native American
Program.

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Pastoral Care Training Opportunity on Alzheimer's, April 4th
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The Healing Power of "YES"
Communicating Effectively with Persons with Alzheimer's
Saturday, April 4, 2009, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal
First Parish Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742
Program Leaders: Rev. Jade Angelica, Rev. Darrick Jackson, Laura Randall
For more information go to www.wrighttavern.org.

Participants engage in exercises designed to enhance their awareness and
understanding of, openness to, and skill in navigating the
improvisational reality of Alzheimer's while experiencing, embracing and
expressing joy. Prior knowledge of Alzheimerand basic information will be provided using current resources and
research as well as personal story.

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Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, April 4th
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Join religiously diverse young people across Cape Cod on April 4 to
serve the needs of the homeless, learn about the root causes of
homelessness and engage in an interfaith dialog to reflect on how our
faith traditions call us to serve others and work to improve the
situation of the disenfranchised. The event will be at the Federated
Church of Hyannis Fellowship Hall, 81 Willow Ave. The morning will begin
with the hospitality breakfast from 7am-10:30am, followed by an
interfaith worship circle, and an interfaith dialog from 11am-2pm. The
interfaith dialog component will be grounded in personal faith stories,
religious texts and stories of faith heroes such as Mahatma Gandhi,
Abraham J. Heschel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Dorothy Day, Badshah Khan, and
Martin Luther King, Jr.. For more information, contact Jennie Valentine
at jennieval@comcast.net.

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Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, April 12th
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Mount Pleasant Nursing Home needs a group of volunteers to lead an
Easter Sunday service (April 12th) from 1PM-3PM. The service is usually
45 minutes long, and extra time would be spent interacting with
residents. This service cannot happen without the help of volunteers.
Please contact Andy Edwards at aedwards@ants.edu for more information.

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Seminar on Trauma, May 2nd
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The City Mission Society of Boston is sponsoring a seminar with Boston
University School of Theology on helping clergy learn to deal with
trauma in their congregations. The event date is May 2. Please
register by contacting Paul Baxter of City Mission Society at
pbaxter@cmsboston.org as soon as possible.