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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko *** New ***
- Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
- Warning: Phishing Alert from IT *** New ***
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Movie Night, March 4th
- Boston Baroque OPEN REHEARSAL Wed., March 4th *** New ***
- BSF Chapel: Thursday March 5th at 1pm *** New ***
- Tea with President Carter during the Spring Open House, March 6th ***
New ***
- Survey iPod Touch Raffle Announcement, March 11th *** New ***
- Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
- Interested in joining a chaplaincy networking group?
- Prayer Request *** Updated ***
- Lost and Found

Other News and Opportunities:
- 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th
- "Supply" Choir Drector Needed, Union Church in Waban, March 8th ***
New ***
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship

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Academic & Facilities:
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Tenure Review Notification for Professor Nimi Wariboko *** New ***
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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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Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
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Andover Newton Theological School is often contacted about scholarship
opportunities for our students. As a new Connect! service, we will try
to update you on the latest information on a regular basis. However,
please contact Rosemary Turano at RTurano@ants.edu or x296 for the
latest scholarship and financial aid information. A list of the
2009-2010 scholarships can be found on the public Connect! page @
https://connect.ants.edu/ics

Items in this section include:
- $5,000 Grant Possibility from Jenzabar Foundation: Nominations due on
March 31, 2009
- 2009-2010 Scholarships: Various application due dates.

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Warning: Phishing Alert from IT *** New ***
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Several students have reported receiving an email from "Webmail
Adminstrator" seeking username and password information to webmail
accounts. This mail does not come from Andover Newton. It is an attempt
to get information for breaking into email accounts. If you should
recieve such a request, please delete it.

The IT Department

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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.
Building & Grounds

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Community News:
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Movie Night, March 4th
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You're Invited!

What: Movie Night featuring "Dogma"
When: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 7:00pm
Where: Appleton-Chase Dorm, Lower Lounge
Please bring snacks or drinks to share! Stay after and let's discuss!

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Boston Baroque OPEN REHEARSAL Wed., March 4th *** New ***
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The Andover Newton Community is cordially invited to attend Boston
Baroque's OPEN REHEARSAL
Wednesday, March 4
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Wilson Chapel - Main Sanctuary
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One-act opera Pygmalionwith modern dance, featuring Marjorie Folkman,
dancer/choreographer, former principal with the Mark Morris Dance Group!
And our very own, Peter Gibson from the Business Office will be
performing with the chorus!

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BSF Chapel: Thursday March 5th at 1pm *** New ***
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Join us for Black Student Fellowship this Thursday at 1pm in Wilson
Chapel!
All are welcome and we hope to see you there.

Preaching in the Black Church Tradition at Andover-Newton Theological
School is a monthly worship service that was started by former professor
of preaching, Dr. Eddie O¹Neal more than 29 years ago. It continues to
provide an open and responsive space for those seeking to participate in
the unique preaching, practices and worship experiences founded and
grounded in the history, traditions and culture of the African American
church.

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Tea with President Carter during the Spring Open House, March 6th ***
New ***
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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 *** New ***
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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.

Speakers will include: Nancy Wainer, author and midwife; Robin Hutson,
from the Massachusetts Friends of Midwives, Sharon Thornton, Andover
Newton Professor of Pastoral Care and Ethics; along with verbal and
visual testimonials of women and men who have endured childbearing pain
and loss.

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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Interested in joining a chaplaincy networking group?
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Let's gather to share info on credentialing, chaplaincy careers and
venues, self-care and others issues.
Please respond to Jcrary@ants.edu with your topics of interest and
whether M,T, W, or Th at noon in the cafeteria meeting room works best
for you.
Look forward to sharing with you!
Jim Crary

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Prayer Request *** Updated ***
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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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Lost and Found
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The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall has a pair of
eyeglasses, a Saturn key, and a Smokie Narful cd. If any of these
things are yours, please come pick them up.

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Other News and Opportunities:
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11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th
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Andover Newton alum and LEARN Instructor Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
('07) will give the 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture for the Weston-Wayland
Interfaith Action Group on Islamophobia. Entitled "Islamophobia:
Understanding the roots of Prejudice Toward Muslims and the Religion of
Islam," her lecture will discuss the history of Islamophobia, the
current situation surrounding Islamophobic actions and events, as well
as some personal stories of Muslims who have dealt with the prejudice of
simply being Muslim. When? Thursday, March 5th. Time? 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
Where? Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton Street, Weston.
Light refreshments will be served. For further information contact Lynn
Retik 781-647-0051, or Karen at kandrews@ants.edu.

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"Supply" Choir Drector Needed, Union Church in Waban, March 8th *** New
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The Union Church in Waban (ucw.org) is in need of a substitute choir
director for Sunday, March 8, 2009. May lead to longer term employment:
Church is actively in search of a new Director of Music. Organ or piano
and one adult choir.
For info on stipend and hours contact the church office, ucw@ucw.org or
617-527-6221.
note: Andover Newton alumnus Rob Asinger is the interim pastor at
Union Church this year.

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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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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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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