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Thursday, April 09, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, April 9th, 2009 (Next E-News April 21st)

In this message: ********* Note: This is the last regular E-News until
Tuesdsay, April 21st *********

Academic & Facilities:
- Summer 2009 Registration Extended until April 30th *** New ***
- Spring Break Library Schedule, April 9th-20th *** New ***
- Dorm Wireless Fine Tuning over Break *** New ***
- Commencement invitations arrived!
- 2009-2010 Financial Aid, applications due by April 15th
- Jonathan Edwards Society Lecture April 27th

Community News:
- Part-time babysitting needed on campus by Prof. MT Davila *** New
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- Chapel Schedule: April 8th-22nd
- Student Association Elections, submit intent to run by Friday, April
17th
- Community Art Show April 20th-May 30th (Deadline extended to April
15th) - Form on Connect!
- The Rev. Richard G. Harris to Meet with ABC Students, Noon, April
22nd *** New ***
- Coffee House, 8:15pm, April 22nd
- "A Spiritual Gesture, A Spiritual Place," opening 7-9pm, April 22nd
*** New ***
- 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

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
- 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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Summer 2009 Registration Extended until April 30th *** New ***
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In recognition of the fact that students have been working hard on
their current classes, we have extended Summer 2009 registration until
April 30th. There is plenty of room in all of the courses and the
offices will be open to process registrations while the students are on
their break.

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Spring Break Library Schedule, April 9th-20th *** New ***
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Library schedule April 9 - 19:
Thursday, April 9 close at 4:30 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, April 10-12 closed
Monday-Thursday, April 13-16 open 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 17 open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, April 18-19 closed
Thursday, April 20 open regular hours

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Dorm Wireless Fine Tuning over Break *** New ***
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The IT Department will be fine tuning the dorm internet network during
spring break. We do not yet know the date and time of this work, but
will try to make it as painless as possible.

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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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Part-time babysitting needed on campus by Prof. MT Davila *** New ***
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Prof. MT Davila is seeking a student or a spouse/partner of a student
to help babysit on campus in her office, beginning immediately after
Spring Break through the remainder of the semester. About 10 hours a
week are needed (Tuesdays 6-9 p.m., Thursdays 9 a.m. - 12 noon, and
other times), paying $9/hour. Experience caring for infants preferred.
Please contact Prof. Davila through e-mail, mtdavila@ants.edu

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Chapel Schedule: April 8th-22nd
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NO COMMUNITY WORSHIP WEDNESDAY APRIL 8
Because April 8 was originally the first day of Spring Break,
no chapel service was planned.

NEXT COMMUNITY WORSHIP
Tuesday, April 21
Yom HaShoa/Holocaust Remembrance Day
1:00 p.m. ANTS Community gathers in Wilson Chapel for prayers
(led by Greg Mobley)
1:15 p.m. Silent procession to Hebrew College where we will
join the HC observance of Yom HaShoa

NEXT WEDNESDAY WORSHIP
Wednesday, April 22
Earth Day Celebration
1:00 Wilson Chapel (led by Beth Nordbeck)

We wish you a blessed Holy Week, a joyous Easter, and a restful Spring
Break.

Mary Luti, Director of the Chapel
Morgan McLean, Student Minister

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Student Association Elections, submit intent to run by Friday, April
17th
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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!
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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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The Rev. Richard G. Harris to Meet with ABC Students, Noon, April 22nd
*** New ***
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The Rev. Richard G. Harris, American Baptist Personnel Services, will
be hosting a luncheon for all interested ABC students on Wednesday,
April 22 at noon. This is an opportunity for ABC students to talk with
him about general information about the denomination, and so forth.To
RSVP please email me at nnienhuis@ants.edu so that I can insure that we
have the proper catering order.

Rev. Harris is also available to speak to students one-on-one on the
afternoon of April 22, so if any of you are interested in that please
email him directly at Richard.Harris@abc-usa.org. The individual
meetings are for those who may want to deal specifically with the
Profile preparation and use.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Coffee House, 8:15pm, April 22nd
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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

Sign up by emailing Donna (DJ) Collins, dcollins@ants.edu, with a brief
description of your intended performance or come ready to be a performer
or just come and be part of the audience.

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"A Spiritual Gesture, A Spiritual Place," opening 7-9pm, April 22nd ***
New ***
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An Interactive Installation by artist in residence, Faith Johnson.
Located in the hallway/tunnel between Dabney and Worcester Buildings
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 22, 7-9 (enter through Worcester
Hall)

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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