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Monday, March 30, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, March 30th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Community Day Library Hours
- Field Education Opportunity! April 1st *** New ***
- Resident Representative Applications Available Now!
- Commencement invitations arrived!
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
- Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th

Community News:
- Worship This Week: March 30th - April 3rd
- New Lost waiting to be Found
- Community Day Schedule, March 31st *** New ***
- Sturtevant and Kendall/Fuller room Clean-out
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Submit by April 6th) - Form
on Connect!
- Celebrate National Poetry Month all April long!

Other News and Opportunities:
- Rev. John Fife at Boston College, March 30th
- Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
3rd

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check News, Events & Dates Here ***
- If one Internet Browser doesn't work in Connect, try another: Options
are Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
- Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Seeks Summer Staff: Applications
due April 1st, http://www.coopmet.org/IFYISummerInstitute.htm
- Seeking ANTS UCC Seminarian who Plays Guitar to Co-Lead Confirmation
Retreats, April 3rd-4th, mcarrike@hotmail.com
- Pastoral Care Training Opportunity on Alzheimer's,
http://www.wrighttavern.org/courses.html, April 4th
- Interfaith dialog on Cape Cod for adults and youth, Federated Church
of Hyannis, jennieval@comcast.net, April 4th
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Easter Sunday service, 1PM-3PM,
aedwards@ants.edu, April 12th
- Seminar on Trauma, City Mission Society of Boston,
pbaxter@cmsboston.org, May 2nd
- Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church,
http://www.macucc.org/pep/EventsforSeminarians.htm, May 18th
- 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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Community Day Library Hours
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The library will be open 7 PM to 10 PM on Community Day, March 31.

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Field Education Opportunity! April 1st *** New ***
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Field Education Opportunity! Come meet the Pastor and TPC members from
First Congregational Church in Whitman. Wednesday, April 1, 11:45-1:15
in the dining hall. Contact Jen Walker with any questions
jwalker@ants.edu.

Best Wishes,
Jen

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Resident Representative Applications Available Now!
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Would you like to join the Dean of Student's staffing team? Res Rep
applications are now available in Frank Novo's office in Worcester. We
anticipate openings in Fuller, Kendall, and Farwell. Res Reps receive
$100/month plus free housing if they live in Appleton Chase or Farwell,
or a $300/month credit to their housing if they live in one of the other
buildings. Applications are due on Friday, April 17. If you have any
questions please contact me or Frank Novo (fnovo@ants.edu).

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students
nnienhuis@ants.edu

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Commencement invitations arrived!
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Invitations are available at the Registrar's office.

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2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
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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 Lecture April 27th
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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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Worship This Week: March 30th - April 3rd
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Morning Worship EVERY day, 8:25 am, Lower Level Wilson Chapel, **NOT**
on Tuesday - Community Day

Tuesday: Community Day, Interfaith Worship in Wilson Chapel, 10 am
Tuesday Evening Celtic Evening Prayer will **NOT** be held, Community
Day

Wednesday Community Chapel, 1 pm Wilson Chapel:
Morgan R. McLean, preaching, "Is It Worth It?"
With special musical performance by Michael Frady, Chris Davies, Chris
Lanzara, Kimberly Salico-Diehl, and Al Hoyt!

Wednesday, 9 pm, Quaker Worship Sharing, Lower Level Wilson Chapel

Thursday April 2, 12:30, Worship in the Black Tradition
7 Last Words in Seven Minutes -- Current students, alums and a local
preacher!
**note early meeting time**

Morgan R. McLean

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New Lost waiting to be Found
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A single earring was found on campus this afternoon and is in the lost
& found in Dabney.
It is a circle with a dolphin in the middle with four blue stones.

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Community Day Schedule, March 31st *** New ***
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Here is the schedule for tomorrow, March 31st:

10:00 a.m. Worship in Wilson Chapel, planned by JOTH and CIRCLE (gifts
of food accepted)
10:45 a.m. Groups convene and head to work sites
11:15-11:30 a.m. Arrival at work sites
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch at work sites (bring your own lunch and
beverage)
1:30-3:00 p.m. Work at sites
3:15-3:30 p.m. Groups gather and prepare to head back to campus
4:00-6:00 p.m. Campus discussion and barbecue at Hebrew College

Finally, remember that we're doing this spring day to raise funds for
the Macedonian Church of God in Christ in Springfield, which was burned
down by racist arsonists the day Pres. Obama was elected. We've raised
over $2,000 thus far! If you would like to make a contribution of any
size please leave your check, made out to the church, in the envelope on
my office door in Worcester (104).

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Sturtevant and Kendall/Fuller room Clean-out
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As part of community day next Tuesday, the 31st, we will be cleaning
out the Sturtevant Lounge and the Kendall/Fuller study area. If you have
any personal items in these areas, please remove them or label them
clearly. There are some items that are available for your taking. Please
remove them by Tuesday morning or let Liz Garrigan-Byerly know by
Tuesday. The items are:

Sturtevant:
*2 working microwaves
* Bunn coffee maker
* Tall bookshelf
* Glass hurricane candleholders
* Table
*Anything else that does NOT say "keep: do not take"

Kendall/Fuller:
*Any of the desks, except the one labeled "keep: do not take" (there
are some nice maple ones)
*Large Piece of glass (about 3x2 thick glass top)

If you haven't already signed up for Community Day, please do. We'll
need your help!
Thank you.
--SA

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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 in front lobby) or to
Joy.
or
3. Email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu and set up a time to deliver your
pieces.

Your participation helps support the ARTS on the Hill. Questions? Email
Joy at DHonen@ants.edu

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Celebrate National Poetry Month all April long!
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Andover Newton's bookstore and the Program for Worship, Theology and
the Arts are pleased to announce a series of poetry readings in
celebration of National Poetry Month. Join us in Upper Noyes lounge at
noon each Tuesday in April as poets read from recently published and new
works.
Bring your lunch, and your hunger for words that reach from depths to
depths.

Dates and Featured poets:
April 7: Carole Fontaine reads from Only When Women Sing: Poems on
Human Rights (2009)
April 14: Chuck Harper reads from Sorting Things Out (2008)
April 21: Elizabeth Kirschner reads from My Life as a Doll (2008)
April 28: Rod Jellema reads from A Slender Grace (2004)


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Other News and Opportunities:
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Rev. John Fife at Boston College, March 30th
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Rev. John Fife, retired Presbyterian pastor, is speaking at BC next
Monday March 30th at 8:30 at Gasson 305. He was one of the founders of
the Sanctuary Movement where churches sheltered Salvadorans fleeing the
civil war the U.S. was in the middle of. The U.S. wouldn't allow them
refugee status. He'll speak about the No More Deaths group, which helps
migrants crossing in the desert- often in resistance to the U.S. Border
Patrol.

I stayed on his Tuscan church and a No More Deaths camp at Arrivaca
with a Christian Peacemaking Team in the summer of 2003.

Bill Gural
wgural@ants.edu

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Gender and Ceremony in Blackfoot Tradition, Harvard Divinity, April
3rd
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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.