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Monday, April 06, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, April 6th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- New Vice President for Finance and Operations at Andover Newton
- Commencement invitations arrived!
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
- Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th

Community News:
- BGLANTS worship service on April 7th
- Carole R. Fontaine is the featured poet for Tuesday, April 7th ***
New ***
- Student Association Elections, submit intent to run by Friday, April
17th *** New ***
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Deadline extended to April
15th) - Form on Connect! *** Updated ***
- Coffee House, 8:15pm, April 22nd *** New ***
- Prayer Requests: Kevin Rooks, Karen Hodges
- New Lost waiting to be Found
- Celebrate National Poetry Month all April long!

Other News and Opportunities:
- Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, plus
LGBT meeting, May 18th *** Updated ***


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
- 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
- Resident Representative Applications available from Frank Novo
(fnovo@ants.edu), due on Friday, April 17
- Seminar on Trauma, City Mission Society of Boston,
pbaxter@cmsboston.org, May 2nd
- 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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New Vice President for Finance and Operations at Andover Newton
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Gentle people:

It gives me great pleasure to publicly announce that Susan Kasuba Hunt
has been hired as the new Vice President for Finance and Operations at
Andover Newton.

Susan is currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer of NELINET,
Inc. of Southboro, MA, a position she has held for the last 14 years.
NELINET is a non-profit organization that provides software services,
education and support for libraries throughout New England (yes, it has
worked with ANTS' library). Susan is a CPA and has previously worked
for 3 auditing firms, carrying responsibility for small business,
non-profit, church and religious clients. She holds a bachelors degree
(from Monmouth College (IL) with major in mathematics and a minor in
religion) and an MBA from Babson College. She has taught in the Graduate
School of Management at Simmons, as well as adjunctive teaching stints
at Emmanuel and Babson.

She will officially begin her duties here on Monday May 11th.

N.

Nick Carter
President
Andover Newton Theological School

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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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BGLANTS worship service on April 7th
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Renewal, as the chill of winter gives way to the warmth of spring a
spectacular rebirth appears it is a time of renewal. Come and experience
a Renewal with BGLANTS through our worship service on April 07, 2009 at
1pm in the Wilson Chapel. All are welcome!

BGLANTS, a welcoming student fellowship, is committed to a two-fold
ministry: providing worship opportunities that celebrate the radical
inclusion of all members of God's family; and engaging in dialogue that
inspires and empowers future clergy of all denominations to minister to
all peoples regardless of gender/gender identity, or affectional
orientation.

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Carole R. Fontaine is the featured poet for Tuesday, April 7th *** New
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**Please join with us for the first of the "Deep Calls to Deep"
Tuesday Poetry Readings:

Carole R. Fontaine is the featured poet for Tuesday, April 7. She will
read from Only When Women Sing: Poems on Human Rights (2009).

12:00 PM
Location: Noyes Hall Lounge

Professor Fontaine is the Taylor Professor of Biblical Theology and
History at Andover Newton, currently on sabbatical as a Henry Luce III
Fellow in Theology. She is also an internationally known feminist
scholar of the Hebrew Bible.

Passionate on the subject of global religions and the rights of women
and children, her poems have appeared in such places as the New York
Times, the journals Semeia, Anima, and Biblical Archaeology, and have
been used globally by local Amnesty International chapters, the European
Union, and many churches. Her interreligious work with Muslim feminists
continues to bring the world of ancient scriptures into dynamic
relationship with the modern concerns of international law and security
issues.

Bring your lunch and join us!

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Student Association Elections, submit intent to run by Friday, April
17th *** New ***
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Student Association Elections

Are you looking for a way to become more involved in student life at
Andover Newton, or do you want to give back to the school in some way?
Please consider becoming an officer of the Student Association. The
Executive officers provide advocacy for students, act as a liaison to
faculty, staff, and trustees,help facilitate student fellowship and
community, manage Student Association funds and so much more!

PLEASE NOTE: There is a small stipend available for SA officers. Under
our current constitution, this stipend is given to the president.
However, the current executive is proposing that the stipend be shared
among officers (this will be voted on this spring).

If you are interested in running for an office, send a brief statement
of intent and the position you are interested in running for (president,
vice-president, treasurer, secretary, student life), to sa@ants.edu.
Please submit this by Friday, April 17th.

If you have questions or want more information, please contact any of
the current officers: Ruth Edens, Liz Garrigan-Byerly, Brandon
Harrington, Morgan McLean, Liz Miller, Rasheed Townes, Tim
Trussell-Smith.

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Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Deadline extended to April
15th) - Form on Connect! *** Updated ***
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The deadline for submission of art for the Andover Newton/Hebrew
College Community Art Show has been extended until April 15.

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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Coffee House, 8:15pm, April 22nd *** New ***
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Come to the Coffee House (hosted by our own talented
musician/performer, Donna (DJ) Collins)
Meet the artists who contributed to this year's Community Art Show
and share in the performance skills of musicians, dancers, poets,
story-tellers, comedians, and other talented people from the ANTS
community.
Wednesday, April 22
8:15- 9 pm-snacks and reception
9pm- performances begin
in the Meetinghouse

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Prayer Requests: Kevin Rooks, Karen Hodges
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I regret to announce that Kevin Rooks lost his beloved grandfather,
Norman Rooks, yesterday morning. He will be heading home for the
funeral tomorrow and hopes to return on Tuesday of next week. He asks
that the community keep him and his family in your thoughts and
prayers.

Karen Hodges requests that you keep her in prayer. She was
hospitalized recently and continues to face some challenging medical
problems. She would appreciate your keeping her in your thoughts and
prayers.

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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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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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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Search and Call in the UCC, Wellesley Congregational Church, plus LGBT
meeting, May 18th *** Updated ***
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Wellesley Congregational Church, UCC

Monday, May 18, 2009; 9 AM-12:30 PM
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.

Monday, May 18, 2009; 1:30-3:30PM
That same day from 1:30-3:30PM (same place) we're inviting LGBT
seminarians to meet with LGBT clergy who are serving in various calls in
the MA Conference, UCC.

All the info can be found here:
http://www.macucc.org/pep/EventsforSeminarians.htm