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Thursday, March 05, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, March 5th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th *** New ***
- Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko
- Bookstore: Textbook Returns Underway *** Updated ***
- Safari Browser Not Working for Webmail *** New ***

Community News:
- Tea with President Carter during the Spring Open House, March 6th
- Survey iPod Touch Raffle Announcement, March 11th
- Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
- Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March
16th-20th
- Prayer Request

Other News and Opportunities:
- New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow *** New ***
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship

One-Liner Reminders: *** Double Check Events & Dates Here ***
- Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th,
7:30 - 9:00 pm, Congregational Church of Weston
- "Supply" Choir Drector Needed, Union Church in Waban, March 8th
- Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed! Worcester 104
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
- The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall:
eyeglasses, a Saturn key, and a Smokie Narful cd

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Academic & Facilities:
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Registration for Summer Classes March 9th-April 10th *** New ***
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Registration for summer 09 classes opens for all students on Monday,
March 9th and will continue until April 10th. The schedule of courses
has been updated on the public Connect page (under "2008-2009 Class
Schedules").
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 cannot complete the registration online, paper registration
forms may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Attn: Registrar

If you need assistance with online registration contact the help desk
at extension 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu.

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Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko
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Professor Nimi Wariboko is presently being reviewed for tenure and
promotion on the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School. As part
of this process, ANTS students may offer support and comments in this
regard. This should be done in the form of a personal letter, addressed
to Dean William Herzog and delivered to Jennifer Shaw's office. The
deadline for submission is March 12, 2009. All student comments are
welcome.

Celeste McQuarrie and Christopher Lanzara
Student Members, Tenure and Promotion Review Committee

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Bookstore: Textbook Returns Underway *** Updated ***
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Unsold, overstock textbooks are being returned to publishers this week
and weeks following. Make sure you have the books you need to complete
your course work. If you are on a tight budget speak to bookstore staff
about reserving books you plan to purchase later.

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Safari Browser Not Working for Webmail *** New ***
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Webmail has stopped working in the Safari browser on Macs. Please use
the mozilla Firefox browser instead while we diagnose the problem. Free
downloads can be found at: www.mozilla.com

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Community News:
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Tea with President Carter during the Spring Open House, March 6th
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Come one, come all! You are invited to a tea with President Carter
during the Spring Open House. Come meet prospective students and mingle
with your peers and professors.
March 6th, 2009; 3:00 pm
Berkeley Room
Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided!

Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

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Survey iPod Touch Raffle Announcement, March 11th
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Gracious Community Members:
189 people completed the survey on race and race relations on campus!
The organization helping us with the survey anticipated a 30% response
rate, yet this represents 48% of our campus community. Thanks to all
who participated and to all who entered into dialogue around the
opportunities for both institutional identity and self-reflection.

To those who entered the raffle: we will raffle the iPod Touch before
Wednesday Community Chapel in the Cafeteria at 12:45 on Wednesday, March
11th. We will perform the drawing and then process to Wilson Chapel
where Nancy Nienhuis and current students will be leading us in
worship.
Not to worry if you win but aren't present - I'll contact you in
another way.

Blessings and take care-
Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

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Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
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Our congregations are filled with mothers and fathers, aunts and
uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers. Many of our cherished
relationships begin at birth, yet childbirth is rarely given much
thought. You are invited to raise your awareness of the increasing
injustice in maternal health and how this effects us all, whether or not
we are child-bearers. How do we minister to mothers and families who
have suffered traumatic birth experiences? The first step is learning
that these individuals exist, and likely they are or will be members of
our own congregations.

The Silent Cry of Women: Pastoral Approaches to Childbearing is on
March 11th from 9am-12pm in the Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton
Theological School . Light refreshments will be served and RSVPs are
greatly appreciated. Please contact Courtney Stange-Tregear at
617-447-5086 or silentcry1982@yahoo.com.

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Journeys on the Hill announces Worship Exchange Week, March 16th-20th
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Hebrew College - Andover Newton, March 16 - 20

Please plan to attend one of the morning prayer services at Hebrew
College starting at 7:45am or 8:00am until 8:45am, and prepare to
welcome our colleagues from Hebrew College to our worship services that
week.
We will provide the details of the different services each day at
Hebrew College soon. Please mark your calendar for one morning that
week to learn more about Jewish worship practices.
If you would like to help with the organization of this event or be a
"buddy" for Hebrew College students attending our services, then please
send an email to Leslie@LeslieBecknell.com with the subject "Worship
Exchange."

Leslie Becknell Marx
Journeys on the Hill

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Prayer Request
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Due to complications, Billy Abdalla, the youngest son of Ulil and
Ienas, has been transferred to Mass General Hospital to resolve the
issue with his abscessed appendicitis which will be drained tomorrow in
preparation for it to be removed a few days from now. He is room
Ellison 1806. Please take a moment, as you are able, to offer prayers
and support for Ulil and Ienas as they go through this very stressful
time in their lives. * Billy is now in room 1824 at MGH *
You can also send them any prayers via email to ulil99@yahoo.com.
Peace,
Kurt

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Other News and Opportunities:
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New worship "event" co-led by Professor Mark Burrow *** New ***
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Announcing a new venture co-led by Professor Mark Burrows: a worship
"event" called OpenSpirit, held each Sunday evening (gathering music at
6:50 p.m.; worship from 7 - 8 p.m.) in Framingham. The site is a "black
box" theater at the Performing Arts Center, 140 Pearl Street; entrance
from Pearl Street at the "red door." OpenSpirit is a blend of jazz music
shaped by a reflective voicing of ancient scriptures and modern poetry
and story. The worship brings together word and world, meditation and
engagement, all held in the simple shape of prayer and praise, word and
silence, sound and image. This is not a "church," and will not become
one; it is meant for seekers and those yearning for a service that is
shaped by the sounds of jazz and a reflective style of worship. For all
ages.

This Lent, we are exploring each week different themes related to
journeying in desert spaces; this coming Sunday, 8 March, the theme is
"water from the rock."

For further information, check the OpenSpirit website, at
http://www.comeopenspirit.org/

All are warmly invited to come - once, or more regularly Please share
this invitation with friends who might be looking for something new,
different, fresh, engaging, and spirited.

Dr. Mark S. Burrows

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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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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