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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, May 30, 2006 - MORE NEWS

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ANTS Dorms & Air Conditioners
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Hi Everyone,

It's clear that the summer weather is coming our way. I know many of
you will be tempted to put an air conditioner in your ANTS
room/apartment. Please remember that the current housing regulation
states the following:

"A. Electrical appliances
3. The following are not allowed in student apartments:
b. Air conditioners (Medical exceptions can be made by submitting a
written request along with a doctor's note indicating need. Request
should go to housing office. The medical exception is only available to
residents of Herrick House, Fuller Hall and Kendall Hall.)"

We understand that the heat can be pretty extreme in the summer and are
looking for a way to allow air conditioning under some circumstances.
We are looking to have a revised policy in place very soon. In the
meantime, please contact Pilar if you might be interested in obtaining
air conditioning for your room/apartment and she will put you on a
list.

Do note, however, that until a revised policy is in place no one should
have an air conditioner in their room/apartment! Any one needing a
medical exemption must let me know and have their physician send me a
letter stating that need right away.

Let me know if you have questions,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - May 30, 2006

In this message
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Advisory
- Evangelical Fellowship Prayer Meeting - Tomorrow
- How to Stop Genocide in Darfur - June 7, 2006
- Summer Art Night - Thursdays
- New Jobs on the Web Site

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Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Advisory
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Dear Members of the Community,

Two students who live in Appleton Chase have come down with Whooping
Cough. Both are taking antibiotics and should be over it very soon.

Comprehensive information on Whooping Cough, also known as pertussis,
may be found at the DHMC web site at:

http://www.dhmc.org/webpage.cfm?site_id=2&org_id=2&gsec_id=0&sec_id=0&item_id=38710

It important to realize that the principal reason for concern is to
protect infants age 6-12 months or
less who are at risk of serious disease from pertussis. For adults
pertussis is a contagious respiratory illness, characterized by
prolonged cough, but with very rare exceptions it is not a serious
illness. Many adults get pertussis each winter without realizing what
they have and the cough eventually goes away on its own. According to
the DHMC, antibiotic treatment may help resolve symptoms in some cases
and it will certainly
make you less likely to transmit the infection to others. So this is a
general advisory notice for your awareness.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Evangelical Fellowship Prayer Meeting - May 31
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Wednesday May 31, 7pm
Sturtevant Lounge

The Evangelical Fellowship will be holding an open prayer meeting on
Wednesday May 31. We warmly invite all students, faculty, and staff who
wish to devote themselves to Christ in prayer and fellowship to join us.
Come experience the joy of the Spirit as we begin the summer session!

Contact: EVFellowship@yahoo.com

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your
gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about
anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all
understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4.4-7

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How to Stop Genocide in Darfur - June 7, 2006
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GENOCIDE IN DARFUR
What is Happening in Darfur Today?
How Can We Stop the Genocide from Continuing?

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2006
7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College
160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
Admission is free, but space is limited.
To reserve a seat, go to www.hebrewcollege.edu/darfur

The plight of the people of Darfur remains ominous. Join us for a
first-hand report on what is happening in Darfur today-and what we can
do to stop the genocide.

GENOCIDE EXPERIENCE: A SURVIVOR'S STORY
Ms. Sifa Nsengimana, Coordinator of the Massachusetts Coalition to Save
Darfur and a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, will share her
experiences of what it was like to live through and survive a modern
genocide.

FIRST-HAND REPORT FROM DARFUR
Rev. Gloria White Hammond, Chair of the Million Voices for Darfur
Campaign and Pastor of the Bethel AME Church in Boston, returned from
Darfur several months ago and will offer a personal account of her
experiences.

ACTION STEPS: WHAT CAN WE DO NOW?
Mark Hanis, Chief Executive of the Genocide Intervention Network, will
outline specific steps we can take to help stop the bloodshed in Darfur
and prevent future genocides.

CONVOCATIONS BY:
- Rev. Nick Carter, President, Andover Newton Theological School
- Salma Kazmi, Associate Director, Cultural Center Islamic Society of
Boston
- Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, Dean of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew
College

This program is cosponsored by Andover Newton Theological School,
Jewish Community Relations Council and the Massachusetts Coalition to
Save Darfur.

Admission is free but space is limited. To reserve a seat, go to
www.hebrewcollege.edu/darfur
Donations for the Save Darfur Coalition will be accepted at the door.

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Summer Art Night - Thursdays
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Everyone on campus during the Summer is invited to Art Night (even if
you don't consider yourself to be an artist).

This is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a safe, no
rules atmosphere.

Every Thursday night from 7-10 pm
in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse.

All materials provided.
Fun and fellowship.
Free will donation.
Questions?

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

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New Jobs on the Web Site
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Visit the Jobs Board on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/blogs/jobs/index.html

Several new job opportunities were posted this week.

There is a link to the Jobs Board from the ANTS Home page under Student
Quick Links in the right column.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, May 24

In this message
- Staff Retreat and Holiday - May 25 -29
- Registrar's Office Closed
- E-Learning Help Needed?
- Summer Art Night - Thursdays
- Spring Cleaning in the Meetinghouse Studio
- Celebration! An Invitation - May 24 - TODAY
- Are We A Christian Nation? - Thursday, May 25, 2006

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Staff Retreat and Memorial Day Holiday - May 25 -29
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Many Andover Newton Staff members are attending a staff retreat on Thursday and Friday, May 25 and 26.

The school is closed for the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 29.

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Registrar's Office Closed
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The Registrar's office will be closed from May 25-29; Reopen on Tuesday 30, 2006.

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E-Learning Help Needed?
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Karen Brockney will be out of the office from May 25 - May 29. However, she will respond to e-learning help requests over the weekend by e-mail.

Send your help questions to kbrockney@ants.edu

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Summer Art Night - Thursdays
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Everyone on campus during the Summer is invited to Art Night (even if you don't consider yourself to be an artist).

This is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a safe, no rules atmosphere.

Every Thursday night from 7-10 pm
in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse.

All materials provided.
Fun and fellowship.
Free will donation.
Questions?

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at joyful_i_am@yahoo.com

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Spring Cleaning in the Meetinghouse Studio
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We're doing a thorough clean-up of the Meetinghouse studio in preparation for the Summer Institute. If you have a partly finished mosaic, painting,or other work of art that you haven't worked on recently, please come get it or let us know that it is still dear to you so that it won't get thrown away.

Joy (Resident Teaching Artist)

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Celebration! An Invitation - May 24 - TODAY
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Reminder: you're invited to join us TODAY, Wednesday May 24th:

We're Giving Thanks to the ANTS/HC Community
For its warm, welcoming support for
SophiaRose Naima Gunn Laurence - and her parents and family!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006
5:00-6:30pm
MeetingHouse, ANTS campus

Hosted by Matt Laurence and MaryHelen Gunn

Please bring just yourself*

we'll have an informal ceremony and refreshments will be offered

Hope we'll see you there!

RSVP: marlenspirit@gmail.com or 978-314-2360

This invitation is being sent to JOTH and UUCANS listservs and to ANTS e-news;
please consider yourself doubly invited if you receive it more than once!

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Are We A Christian Nation? - Thursday, May 25, 2006
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The Moral Nation: Alternative Voices

Thursday, May 25th
7:30 P.M. in Stoddard Hall

What do preachers mean when they call for a new morality? What do they mean when they refer to the United States as a "Christian Nation?" What would the impact of a "Christian Nation" be on America's diverse population? Speakers: Diana Eck. Ph.D., Harvard University; the Rev. Arthur Kennedy, University of St. Thomas; Rabbi David Gordis, president, Hebrew College. Moderator: President Nick Carter, Andover Newton Theological School.

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/052506icplforum.htm
View brochure: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/052506icplforum.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, May 23, 2006

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Academic Calendar for 2006-2007 Available Online
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The Academic Calendar for 2006-2007 is now available online and in PDF form at:
http://www.ants.edu/catalog/calendar/index.htm

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Summer Course Closed
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EL ETHI640J- Intro to Christian Ethics is closed.

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Celebration! An Invitation - May 24 - TOMORROW
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We're Giving Thanks to the ANTS/HC Community
For its warm, welcoming support for
SophiaRose Naima Gunn Laurence - and her parents and family!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006
5:00-6:30pm
MeetingHouse, ANTS campus

Hosted by Matt Laurence and MaryHelen Gunn

Please bring just yourself*

we'll have an informal ceremony and refreshments will be offered

Hope we'll see you there!

RSVP: marlenspirit@gmail.com or 978-314-2360

This invitation is being sent to JOTH and UUCANS listservs and to ANTS e-news;
please consider yourself doubly invited if you receive it more than once!

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Monday, May 22, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, May 22, 2006

In this message
- Summer Course Closed
- Celebration! An Invitation - May 24
- Are We A Christian Nation? - Thursday, May 25, 2006
- Raise a song! - A Public Hymn Sing with Don Saliers - June 25
- Crazy Faith: A Festival of Biblical Stories with Susan Smith - June 27
- Summer Institute for the Worship and the Arts - June 25-28, 2006
- Faith Youth Institute - July 8-16, 2006

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Summer Course Closed
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EL ETHI640J- Intro to Christian Ethics is closed.

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Celebration! An Invitation - May 24
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We're Giving Thanks to the ANTS/HC Community
For its warm, welcoming support for
SophiaRose Naima Gunn Laurence - and her parents and family!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006
5:00-6:30pm
MeetingHouse, ANTS campus

Hosted by Matt Laurence and MaryHelen Gunn

Please bring just yourself*

we'll have an informal ceremony and refreshments will be offered

Hope we'll see you there!

RSVP: marlenspirit@gmail.com or 978-314-2360

This invitation is being sent to JOTH and UUCANS listservs and to ANTS e-news;
please consider yourself doubly invited if you receive it more than once!

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Are We A Christian Nation? - Thursday, May 25, 2006
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The Moral Nation: Alternative Voices

Thursday, May 25th
7:30 P.M. in Stoddard Hall

What do preachers mean when they call for a new morality? What do they mean when they refer to the United States as a "Christian Nation?" What would the impact of a "Christian Nation" be on America's diverse population? Speakers: Diana Eck. Ph.D., Harvard University; the Rev. Arthur Kennedy, University of St. Thomas; Rabbi David Gordis, president, Hebrew College. Moderator: President Nick Carter, Andover Newton Theological School.

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/052506icplforum.htm
View brochure: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/052506icplforum.htm

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Raise a song! - A Public Hymn Sing with Don Saliers - June 25
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Sunday, June 25, 7:30-9 p.m.

The psalmist invites us to "raise a song" (Ps. 81. 1), and we all know what this means. It is the rhythm of singing we practice week by week as we gather for worship. It is the call that rises within us from the dark places of fear and worry, and in the bright moments of exuberant joy. It reminds us that how we sing our lives lies at the heart of our faith. How do we come before God in our singing, learning to cry out from the places of human pain and moral complexity for the mercies of God?

How do we name the joyful elements of our lives, and find language and melody for praise, blessing, and thanksgiving? This hymn sing will give voice to such questions, in our music-making and hymnsinging, as we sing together and reflect upon hymns as one of the great gifts of our faith. We will explore the contrasts between laments and doxology, with a selection of new hymns mixed in with some classics, as well as a touch of Taizé and Iona along the way.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/062506wotapublic.pdf

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Crazy Faith: A Festival of Biblical Stories with Susan Smith - June 27
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Tuesday, June 27
7:30-9p.m.

Why be ordinary? The biblical stories are anything but * ordinary: full of wild happenings, some terrible and others wonderful. To guide us in entering this strange and marvelous world, this session explores the power and promise of stories from the Bible. As a preview of her forthcoming book, Crazy Faith, Susan Smith will engage us in the drama of scriptural narratives, helping us to glean from them the power they hold and apply their lessons "from of old" to our present day lives and challenges.
More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/062506wotapublic.pdf

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Summer Institute for the Worship and the Arts - June 25-28, 2006
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"Cry Mercy, Shout Glory"
Worship Come to Life

with Professor Don Saliers
June 25 -28, 2006

Don Saliers is William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship at Candler School of Theology, and is director of Emory University's Master of Sacred Music program. His publications include A Song to Sing, a Life to Live (2004), coauthored with Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls; Worship Come To Its Senses (1996); Worship As Theology (1994); Worship and Spirituality (1984); and, Soul in Paraphrase: Prayer and Religious Affections (1980, 1991). He is currently working on issues of liturgy and culture.

For a complete brochure and registration material, contact Judy Medeiros at jmedeiros@ants.edu, 617-964-1100, ext 228.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/academics/theoarts/sita/index.htm

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Faith Youth Institute - July 8-16, 2006
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To all ANTS community members:

Faith Youth Institute for the upcoming year will be from the dates of July 8-16, 2006!

If you know high school youth (between the ages of 15-18) who are interested in their faith, who have questions, or who want to go deeper into their spirituality: please nominate them for FYI 2006! This experience will be a wonderful opportunity for young persons who are looking for a supportive, nurturing, faith-filled community in which to explore, question, and grow. Please save the date this summer and spread the word to all persons or communities who you think might be interested. Many thanks to you!

Questions or concerns? Please call or email Alex Kern (x.313, akern@ants.edu) or Matt Carriker (x.267, fyi@ants.edu)

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - Afternoon

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Seeking Two Student Workers
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I need two people to help me with some projects in my office between now
and the end of June. One involves tallying data from the 2006 Senior
Exit Survey and one requires transcribing interview tapes. If you are
interested please send me an email at nnienhuis@ants.edu. Both jobs
could be done at your home computer. Both jobs require excellent typing
skills and attention to detail!

Thanks,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Chapel Construction Begins Today
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Hello Everyone,

In order to expedite the construction process (primarily to get under
roof before Thanksgiving and the onset of cold weather), we decided to
break our building permit application into two parts. The first part,
for site preparation, has been approved. This means that beginning today
(Wednesday) you will start to see signs of increasing activity. This
will include fencing, some heavy equipment, a site trailer, signage, and
initial work on adding parking spaces throughout the campus (to
accommodate the spaces lost in the chapel construction area).

A couple of immediate impacts will be the coming and going of
construction workers and vehicles, and the loss of the lower parking lot
in front of Davis. Please plan to park elsewhere (behind Fuller/Kendall
or behind Davis - the road to the back of Davis will remain open
throughout the construction). Students who park on the quadrangle side
of the road in front of Kendall/Fuller will generally be allowed to
remain there, except for approximately two weeks when that road will be
widened. However it could be dusty in those areas so you may wish to
park behind Davis instead.

Also, there will be some tree removal and the loss of some lawn space.
The two memorial trees in front of Davis will be removed, but saved
elsewhere and replanted in the landscaping phase of the project. The
most obvious loss will be the large evergreen tree at the base of the
current parking lot. Some others will be trimmed to accommodate the
large cement trucks. But in all cases we have made extra efforts to
preserve the bucolic beauty of the campus.

We will be meeting with the construction managers on a regular basis and
will pass along updates through enews, so please be watching for those.
Obviously there are always unanticipated incidents with a construction
project of this size, so we ask for your patience when these things
occur. If you have any questions or concerns in this process please
don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - TODAY

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Chapel Construction Begins Today
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Hello Everyone,

In order to expedite the construction process (primarily to get under
roof before Thanksgiving and the onset of cold weather), we decided to
break our building permit application into two parts. The first part,
for site preparation, has been approved. This means that beginning today
(Wednesday) you will start to see signs of increasing activity. This
will include fencing, some heavy equipment, a site trailer, signage, and
initial work on adding parking spaces throughout the campus (to
accommodate the spaces lost in the chapel construction area).

A couple of immediate impacts will be the coming and going of
construction workers and vehicles, and the loss of the lower parking lot
in front of Davis. Please plan to park elsewhere (behind Fuller/Kendall
or behind Davis - the road to the back of Davis will remain open
throughout the construction). Students who park on the quadrangle side
of the road in front of Kendall/Fuller will generally be allowed to
remain there, except for approximately two weeks when that road will be
widened. However it could be dusty in those areas so you may wish to
park behind Davis instead.

Also, there will be some tree removal and the loss of some lawn space.
The two memorial trees in front of Davis will be removed, but saved
elsewhere and replanted in the landscaping phase of the project. The
most obvious loss will be the large evergreen tree at the base of the
current parking lot. Some others will be trimmed to accommodate the
large cement trucks. But in all cases we have made extra efforts to
preserve the bucolic beauty of the campus.

We will be meeting with the construction managers on a regular basis and
will pass along updates through enews, so please be watching for those.
Obviously there are always unanticipated incidents with a construction
project of this size, so we ask for your patience when these things
occur. If you have any questions or concerns in this process please
don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Party for Judy Medeiros Today
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We are gathering at 2 PM in the Peck Conference Room today to celebrate
the ministry of Judy Medeiros as she departs this Friday for her new
ministry. Please join us. Refreshments will be served.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Monday, May 15, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, May 15, 2006

NEW:
- Preliminary Fall Course List 2006 Available
- Calling All ANTS Choristers

REVIEW:
- Are We A Christian Nation? - May 25, 2006
- Appleton Chase to Go Partly Co-ed
- Help Wanted - Buildings and Grounds
- Introducing ANTS Connect
- Your ANTS Connect Username and Password
- ANTS Connect and E-Learning
- Blackboard Going Away - June 30

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Preliminary Fall Course List 2006 Available
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The preliminary course list for Fall 2006 is attached to this message
(PDF).
Please note that this list is subject to change.

You can also view this course list online at:
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/fall06_course_list.htm

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Calling All ANTS Choristers
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ANTS choir members past and present are encouraged to sing with us at
Friday's Baccalaureate Service.

Rehearsal at 6pm at the church : Second Church Newton, 60 Highland
St.

Contact Burns Stanfield with questions: bstanfield@hds.harvard.edu

Our selection is "Psalm 84" from the Family Prayers CD.

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Are We A Christian Nation? - May 25, 2006
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The Moral Nation: Alternative Voices

Thursday, May 25th
7:30 P.M. in Stoddard Hall

What do preachers mean when they call for a new morality? What do they
mean when they refer to the United States as a "Christian Nation?" What
would the impact of a "Christian Nation" be on America's diverse
population? Speakers: Diana Eck. Ph.D., Harvard University; the Rev.
Arthur Kennedy, University of St. Thomas; Rabbi David Gordis, president,
Hebrew College. Moderator: President Nick Carter, Andover Newton
Theological School.

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/052506icplforum.htm
View brochure:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/052506icplforum.htm

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Appleton Chase to Go Partly Co-ed
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Hi Everyone,

Beginning next year the first floor of Appleton Chase will be co-ed,
with 2 men or 2 women sharing a bathroom. The second floor will remain
women only. This provides men with a second option for inexpensive
housing at ANTS, so their choices match those that women have.

Other new and revised housing policies for next year include:

--Allowing an adult son or daughter or parent to share an apartment
with an ANTS student
--Allowing some non-BTI students to live in housing (after ANTS, Hebrew
College, & BTI students have been accommodated)
--Allowing two unrelated people to share a 1 bedroom in Fuller (these
are set up so that each person would have a separate bedroom and bath
and share a kitchen)
--Marriage/Co-habitation policy: requiring all married couples to
provide a copy of their marriage license and all non-married couples to
sign a (still to be developed) statement of commitment, whether they are
heterosexual or gay/lesbian.

I wish to thank those community members who volunteered to meet with me
and give me feedback about housing policy issues: Joy Honen, Jen
Duhamel, Erica Baron, Len Hayward, Jen Holloman, and Cherylann
Richards.

Have a good weekend,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Help Wanted - Buildings and Grounds
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Building and Grounds is in search of a new Nightwatch Person. Some
mechanical skills desirable. Candidates must be willing to adhere to a
set schedule (usually every other week) and be willing to respond to
emergency calls from our after-hours answering service. Letters of
interest should be dropped off at the Building & Grounds office located
in the basement of Sturtevant Hall no later than May 26, 2006.

Building & Grounds

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Introducing ANTS Connect
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ANTS Connect is our new internet campus portal system that acts as a
digital 'commons' for our campus, offering a powerful resource to
connect students, faculty, and staff with our school's databases.

ANTS Connect offers everyone on campus a single point of access to
Web-based self-service, e-learning, communications, and
community-building applications.
With one login and password, students, faculty and staff can have 24x7
access to perform tasks that enhance their relationship with the
school.

We will first use ANTS COnnect for e-learning courses in June (Summer
2006). In the Fall, ANTS Connect will host all online course areas and
community groups.

Future features of ANTS Connect will include online registration and
bill payment.

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Your ANTS Connect Username and Password
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All students will receive an e-mail or letter containing their new
username and password for ANTS Connect between August 25-30, 2006.

The e-mail will be sent to your ANTS.EDU e-mail address.

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ANTS Connect and E-Learning
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A Learning Management System, with capabilities similar to Blackboard,
is fully integrated into ANTS Connect. Course areas are created
automatically from our CX database records, and all students are
automatically enrolled in their course areas when they register for a
course. You need only log in to access your course area.

Each online course can contain course documents, announcements, web
links, syllabi, threaded discussions, and real-time chat. You can view
and download course documents and syllabi, engage in class discussions,
and send e-mail to other class members from any computer with Internet
access.

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Summer E-Learning Courses to Use ANTS Connect
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We will be using our new ANTS Connect internet portal for our summer
e-learning courses.

If you are taking a summer e-learning course, an e-mail or letter was
sent to you today, May 15, with your new username and password and
instructions for how to log in to your E-learning class.

If you have questions, please contact please contact Karen Brockney at
kbrockney@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 ext. 225.

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Blackboard Going Away - June 30
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Beginning with this summer's e-learning classes, we are moving to a
new learning system for online classes. The new system is integrated
into our campus internet portal, ANTS Connect.

The new system provides much of the same features as Blackboard,
including disussion boards and class rosters and email. It is very
flexible and should provide an excellent learning environment.

Once our contract with Blackboard expires, however, you will not be
able to access old courses. This means that if you have any material
from previous courses that you want to retain and that is not located
elsewhere you will need to move it from Blackboard to your own computer.
The easiest way to do this is to use the Control/C and Control/V
functions to cut and paste the material into your own word processing
system.

If you run in problems with this, please contact Karen Brockney at
kbrockney@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 ext. 225

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Friday, May 12, 2006

ANTS Student E- News - Friday, May 12, 2006 - Event Board

In this message
- Star Island This Summer
- NCC organizes Habitat Building project in Armenia
- 2006 Young Adult Stewards program of the NCC
- WCC INternship Program - Deadline June 15
- Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries - Workshop May 24

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Star Island This Summer
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Attention ANTS students, faculty, staff, and friends!

If you haven't heard about Star Island, now's your chance! Star Island
is one of the wind-swept, rocky Isles of Shoals located off the coast of
Rye, New Hampshire. For over 100 years, summers here have provided
individuals and families with a welcome respite from their busy mainland
lives. Star Island Corporation is a non-profit organization, which
maintains the island and its facilities and provides hospitality
services for visitors.

There is much to do on Star Island and it is a great place to bring your
spouse, partner, or family! Throughout the summer season there are many
conferences to choose from, but I'd like to highlight those related to
the United Church of Christ.

UCC Family Conference 1 (August 6 to August 12, 2006) will
have the theme "A Bible, a Hymnal, and the Great Wide Open: The Harmonies of
Christian Life". Our program leader is ANTS' own Rev. Dr. Matthew
Myer Boulton. Our morning Chapel services will be led by Rev. Elizabeth
Myer Boulton. Join us for these programs as well as traditional softball
games, High Tea, walking the Labyrinth, a performance by "Sweet the
Sound", sitting and rocking on the front porch, and much, much more!

UCC Youth Conference 1 (August 6 to August 12, 2006) open to youth who are entering grade 9 through their first post High School summer. This
year's theme will be: Your Faith in Reel/Real Time.

UCC Family Conference 2 (August 12 to August 18, 2006) has
the theme of "On the Corner of Faith and Main". This program will be led by Rev. Alan
Froggatt, Sr. Minister at Second Congregational UCC in Beverly, MA.
The chapel services will be led by Revs. Abby Henrich and Jon Paul
Sydnor, co-pastors of Union Congregational Church in East Walpole, MA

UCC Youth Conference 2 (August 12 to August 18, 2006) will
have the theme of exploring religions and
spiritual practices from around the world.

Weekend Conference of the Laity (August 18 to August 20) ***
This is a great opportunity to experience the Island for
a weekend and get a taste of what Star has
to offer! The theme this year is "Sailors, One and All: The Drama
of Life" and will be led by the Rev. Dr. John Danner who is the senior
pastor at Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport, CT.

For complete information and details please visit:
http://www.starisland.org/StarIsland/Conferences/Register.htm

If you have questions, feel free to contact any of those listed at the
above link or Kris LoFrumento, lofrumentok@macucc.org, 508-875-5233 x274
who is one of the co-chairs for the UCC 1 Family Conference as well as
on staff at the Massachusetts Conference, UCC.

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NCC organizes Habitat Building project in Armenia
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Persons looking for new ways to express their faith while visiting one of Christianity's oldest homelands will have an unusual opportunity this September 1-10.
The National Council of Churches USA is facilitating a trip to historic Yerevan, Armenia to tour some of the world's oldest Christian sites, meet with His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of the Armenian Church, and build houses with Habitat for Humanity International.
Space is limited, so interested persons are encouraged to contact the NCC's Vicki Manning as soon as possible (212-870-2025, vmanning@ncccusa.org).
The total cost of the trip is $3,000, plus money for dinners and spending. The cost includes:
. The 5 Star Yerevan Hotel for nine nights ($940 double occupancy, $1360 single occupancy)

. Full transportation (first class) and transfers in Armenia as specified in itinerary

. Breakfast and Lunch

. Entrance fee to all sightseeing destinations

. Tour guide (Armenian and English)

. The airfare is approximately $1300 round trip.

. There is a $500 fee to Habitat for Humanity International

September 2 through 4 will be a tour of religious sites and audiences with prominent clergy including the Catholicos. The build will take place on September 5 - 9, 2006. September 1 and 10 will be travel days.

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2006 Young Adult Stewards program of the NCC
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Dear Colleagues - For the fourth year, the General Assembly of the
National Council of Churches/Church World Service will sponsor the Young
Adult Stewards program for young adults ages 18-30. I realize that your
seminary population does not all qualify for this age category, but I am
certain that there may be several in your student body who would be
eligible for this enriching opportunity.

I encourage you to distribute this information throughout your seminary
community. The application form can be found at:
http://www.ncccusa.org/pdfs/2006stewardsapplication.pdf

Several of our past stewards have been seminary students, and three of
our forer stewards are entering seminary this fall. They each credit the
stewards program as a factor that influenced their decision to go to
seminary. One of the 2006 senior stewards is currently a student at
Princeton Theological Seminary.

I appreciate your support of this program.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Garland
Pierce by email at gpierce@ncccusa.org or by phone at 212-870-2267.

Sincerely,

Patrice L. Rosner
Associate General Secretary for Education
Education and Leadership Ministries Commission
212-870-2738
212-870-3112 fax
www.ncccusa.org/elmc

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WCC INternship Program - Deadline June 15
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We are happy to inform you about the ways young adults can be
involved with the World Council of Churches' Central Committee
meeting and year-long Internship Programme in Geneva, Switzerland.

The WCC will invite twenty-five young people (between the ages of
18-30 years) to participate in the Stewards Programme which includes
a week-long ecumenical learning programme and work on several
logistical tasks with WCC staff at the Central Committee meeting
itself. The Stewards Programme starts on August 20th 2006 (arrival)
and ends on September 8th 2006 (departure). Stewards will be part of
a unique ecumenical and international community of young people and
gain exposure to the WCC's work. The application deadline is 15 June
2006.

More info and application form for download:
http://www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/what/jpc/youth-e.html#stewards

The WCC will also invite three young adults for the Internship
Programme which is an opportunity for ecumenical learning and work
with the Council. The program begins in October 2006 and ends in
September 2007. The application deadline is 15 July 2006.

More info and application form for download:
http://www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/what/jpc/youth-e.html#interns

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Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries - Workshop May 24
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Dear CMM Members and Friends,

CMM is blessed with a membership of 68 churches, synagogues and mosques who
have a strong commitment to social justice and social action. The following
workshop is an opportunity to learn new skills that will assist congregational
volunteers and members of Social Action/Mission/Outreach Committees with
planning and executing projects and programs that are sensitive to the cultural,
emotional, and material needs of the people they seek to help.

ADVOCACY TRAINING

~Learn skills on how to work with people in crisis
whether guests from the Gulf Coast or neighbors in need.~

Wednesday, May 24, 2006
8AM - 12Noon

CENTRAL BOSTON ELDER SERVICES
2315 Washington St., Roxbury, MA (DUDLEY SQUARE)
Parking available

~~If you watched the horrors of Katrina unfold and wondered,
"What can I do to help?", this training is for you.~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
~Service Providers working with Katrina Survivors
~New Orleans/Gulf Guests living in Massachusetts
~Community Volunteers working with neighbors in need
&
~Members of congregations who serve on Social Action/Mission/Outreach
Committees

Topics covered:
* Understand your Role as an Advocate
* Key Skills, Qualities, and Best Practices
* Emotions & Expectations of Advocacy
* Moving Beyond Case Management
* Know your Clients Needs
* Prepare for Sustained Advocacy & Public Policy

There is no cost for this training, but registration is required because capacity is limited.

For more information and/or to register, contact
Tommie Hollis-Younger
Tommie@haymarket.org 617-522-7676 ext 104

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, May 12, 2006

In this message
- Appleton Chase to Go Partly Co-ed
- Help Wanted - Buildings and Grounds
- Raise a song! - A Public Hymn Sing with Don Saliers - June 25
- Crazy Faith: A Festival of Biblical Stories with Susan Smith - June 27
- Are We A Christian Nation? - May 25, 2006

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Appleton Chase to Go Partly Co-ed
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Hi Everyone,

Beginning next year the first floor of Appleton Chase will be co-ed, with 2 men or 2 women sharing a bathroom. The second floor will remain women only. This provides men with a second option for inexpensive housing at ANTS, so their choices match those that women have.

Other new and revised housing policies for next year include:

--Allowing an adult son or daughter or parent to share an apartment with an ANTS student
--Allowing some non-BTI students to live in housing (after ANTS, Hebrew College, & BTI students have been accommodated)
--Allowing two unrelated people to share a 1 bedroom in Fuller (these are set up so that each person would have a separate bedroom and bath and share a kitchen)
--Marriage/Co-habitation policy: requiring all married couples to provide a copy of their marriage license and all non-married couples to sign a (still to be developed) statement of commitment, whether they are heterosexual or gay/lesbian.

I wish to thank those community members who volunteered to meet with me and give me feedback about housing policy issues: Joy Honen, Jen Duhamel, Erica Baron, Len Hayward, Jen Holloman, and Cherylann Richards.

Have a good weekend,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Help Wanted - Buildings and Grounds
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Building and Grounds is in search of a new Nightwatch Person. Some mechanical skills desirable. Candidates must be willing to adhere to a set schedule (usually every other week) and be willing to respond to emergency calls from our after-hours answering service. Letters of interest should be dropped off at the Building & Grounds office located in the basement of Sturtevant Hall no later than May 26, 2006.

Building & Grounds

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Raise a song! - A Public Hymn Sing with Don Saliers - June 25
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Sunday, June 25, 7:30-9 p.m.

The psalmist invites us to "raise a song" (Ps. 81. 1), and we all know what this means. It is the rhythm of singing we practice week by week as we gather for worship. It is the call that rises within us from the dark places of fear and worry, and in the bright moments of exuberant joy. It reminds us that how we sing our lives lies at the heart of our faith. How do we come before God in our singing, learning to cry out from the places of human pain and moral complexity for the mercies of God?

How do we name the joyful elements of our lives, and find language and melody for praise, blessing, and thanksgiving? This hymn sing will give voice to such questions, in our music-making and hymnsinging, as we sing together and reflect upon hymns as one of the great gifts of our faith. We will explore the contrasts between laments and doxology, with a selection of new hymns mixed in with some classics, as well as a touch of Taizé and Iona along the way.

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/062506wotapublic.pdf

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Crazy Faith: A Festival of Biblical Stories with Susan Smith - June 27
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Tuesday, June 27
7:30-9p.m.

Why be ordinary? The biblical stories are anything but * ordinary: full of wild happenings, some terrible and others wonderful. To guide us in entering this strange and marvelous world, this session explores the power and promise of stories from the Bible. As a preview of her forthcoming book, Crazy Faith, Susan Smith will engage us in the drama of scriptural narratives, helping us to glean from them the power they hold and apply their lessons "from of old" to our present day lives and challenges.
More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/062506wotapublic.pdf

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Are We A Christian Nation? - May 25, 2006
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The Moral Nation: Alternative Voices

Thursday, May 25th
7:30 P.M. in Stoddard Hall

What do preachers mean when they call for a new morality? What do they mean when they refer to the United States as a "Christian Nation?" What would the impact of a "Christian Nation" be on America's diverse population? Speakers: Diana Eck. Ph.D., Harvard University; the Rev. Arthur Kennedy, University of St. Thomas; Rabbi David Gordis, president, Hebrew College. Moderator: President Nick Carter, Andover Newton Theological School.

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/052506icplforum.htm
View brochure: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/052506icplforum.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Thursday, May 11, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, May 11, 2006

In this message
- Are We a Christian Nation? - May 25, 2006
- Spring Fling! Rain UPDATE

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Are We a Christian Nation? - May 25, 2006
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The Moral Nation: Alternative Voices

The Center for Religious Inquiry at St. Bartholomew's Church, The
Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs and the
Boston-based Interreligious Center for Public Life will present a
series of forums titled "The Moral Nation: Alternative Voices", in
Boston and New York City this summer.

"In an effort to counter the current conservative religious trend in
public discourse," said Rabbi Leonard A. Schoolman, director of the
Center for Religious Inquiry, "we intend to jointly present programs
featuring a range of alternative and diverse religious voices."

The forums are:

Are We a Christian Nation?
Thursday, May 25th at 7:30 P.M.
Andover Newton Theological School
Stoddard Hall, 210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA.

What do preachers mean when they call for a new morality? What do they
mean when they refer to the United States as a "Christian Nation?" What
would the impact of a "Christian Nation" be on America's diverse
population? Speakers: Diana Eck. Ph.D., Harvard University; the Rev.
Arthur Kennedy, University of St. Thomas; Rabbi David Gordis,
president, Hebrew College.

Just War
Thursday, June 1st at 5:30 P.M.
Merrill House in New York City
170 East 64th Street, New York City

Has preventive war become the new standard? Is this a welcome trend?
What does "just war" look like in practice? Panel: Joel Rosenthal,
president, The Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs;
Jean Bethke Elshtain, Ph.D., University of Chicago; Laura Spelman,
University of Chicago.

Intelligent Design
Tuesday, June 6th at 7:30 P.M.
Center for Religious Inquiry at St. Bartholomew's Church
Park Avenue at 51st Street, New York City

Adherents of intelligent design state that the universe is so complex
it could not have developed or evolved by accident; it must therefore
be the conscious, willed product of a designer. What about evolution?
Are science and religion doomed to always be in opposition? Speakers:
The Rev. William McD. Tully, rector, St. Bartholomew's Church; Robert
Pollack, Ph.D., Columbia University; Mark Kirschner, Ph.D., Harvard
Medical School; John Haught, Ph. D., Georgetown University.

More Information

Information: 212 378 0222
Fax: 212 378 0281
Register online: www.stbarts.org

View brochure:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/052506icplforum.htm

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Spring Fling! Rain UPDATE
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May 12 & 13
Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon/evening
On the quad OR IF RAINING Upper Noyes or Peck Room. Announcement will
follow tomorrow.

Come join the end of year celebration!
Bring your families!
We will be having bar-b-que, lawn games (weather permitting)
Friday afternoon bring your own grillable proteins. Student Life will
provide sodas and water.
Saturday's bar-b-que hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers will be
provided.

Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off
our graduates in style!

As this is a family event, and per the standing SA policy, this event
will be alcohol free.

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, May 10, 2006

In this message:

- Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Advisory
- Celebration of a New Ministry
- Introducing ANTS Connect
- Your ANTS Connect Username and Password
- ANTS Connect and E-Learning
- Summer E-Learning Courses to Use ANTS Connect
- Blackboard Going Away - June 30
- Spring Fling RAIN UPDATE

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Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Advisory
-------------------------------------------------

Dear Members of the Community,

One of our students has been exposed to an outbreak of pertussis, or
Whooping Cough, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. She
doesn't believe she's contracted it, but the incubation period is 21
days and it's likely that she's at least been exposed to it. As a
safety precaution we want you to be aware of this possibility.

Comprehensive information on pertussis may be found at the DHMC web site
at:

http://www.dhmc.org/webpage.cfm?site_id=2&org_id=2&gsec_id=0&sec_id=0&item_id=38710

It also important to realize that the principal reason for concern is to
protect infants age 6-12 months or
less who are at risk of serious disease from pertussis. For adults
pertussis is a contagious respiratory illness, characterized by
prolonged cough, but with very rare exceptions it is not a serious
illness. Many adults get pertussis each winter without realizing what
they have and the cough eventually goes away on its own. According to
the DHMC, antibiotic treatment may help resolve symptoms in some cases
and it will certainly
make you less likely to transmit the infection to others.

So this is a general advisory notice for your awareness. At this time
we are not recommending that members of the community take any
particular precautions.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Celebration of a New Ministry
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Judy Medeiros, who has served so faithfully as a Senior Administrative
Assistant in the Academic Area for eight years, has received a call to
serve as the Pastor of the Second Congreagational Chuch of Plymouth in
Manomet, MA. Her last day with us will be May 19th.
Please come to celebrate her years of service and her new ministry on
Wednesday, May 17th in the Peck Conference Room at 2 pm.

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Introducing ANTS Connect
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ANTS Connect is our new internet campus portal system that acts as a
digital 'commons' for our campus, offering a powerful resource to
connect students, faculty, and staff with our school's databases.

ANTS Connect offers everyone on campus a single point of access to
Web-based self-service, e-learning, communications, and
community-building applications.

With one login and password, students, faculty and staff can have 24x7
access to perform tasks that enhance their relationship with the school.

We will first use ANTS Connect for e-learning courses in June (Summer
2006). In the Fall, ANTS Connect will host all online course areas and
community groups.

Future features of ANTS Connect will include online registration and
bill payment.

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Your ANTS Connect Username and Password
-----------------------------------
All students will receive an e-mail or letter containing their new
username and password for ANTS Connect between August 25-30, 2006.

The e-mail will be sent to your ANTS.EDU e-mail address.

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ANTS Connect and E-Learning
-----------------------------------
A Learning Management System, with capabilities similar to Blackboard,
is fully integrated into ANTS Connect. Course areas are created
automatically from our CX database records, and all students are
automatically enrolled in their course areas when they register for a
course. You need only log in to access your course area.

Each online course can contain course documents, announcements, web
links, syllabi, threaded discussions, and real-time chat. You can view
and download course documents and syllabi, engage in class discussions,
and send e-mail to other class members from any computer with Internet
access.

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Summer E-Learning Courses to Use ANTS Connect
------------------------------------
We will be using our new ANTS Connect internet portal for our summer
e-learning courses.

If you are taking a summer e-learning course, You will receive an e-mail
or letter by May 15, or sooner, with your new username and password and
instructions for how to log in to your E-learning class.

If you have questions, please contact please contact Karen Brockney at
kbrockney@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 ext. 225.

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Blackboard Going Away - June 30
-----------------------------------
Beginning with this summer's e-learning classes, we are moving to a new
learning system for online classes. The new system is integrated into
our campus internet portal, ANTS Connect.

The new system provides much of the same features as Blackboard,
including discussion boards and class rosters and email. It is very
flexible and should provide an excellent learning environment.

Once our contract with Blackboard expires, however, you will not be able
to access old courses. This means that if you have any material from
previous courses that you want to retain and that is not located
elsewhere you will need to move it from Blackboard to your own computer.
The easiest way to do this is to use the Control/C and Control/V
functions to cut and paste the material into your own word processing
system.

If you run in problems with this, please contact Karen Brockney at
kbrockney@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 ext. 225

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Evangelical Fellowship Meeting - Tonight
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Wednesday May 10 2006
6 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

The Evangelical Fellowship of ANTS would like to invite students,
faculty, and staff to an organization meeting on Wednesday May 10, 2006.
The agenda of the meeting will be to evaluate and discuss the mission,
purpose, and organization of the Evangelical Fellowship going into next
year. We will also prepare a budget proposal and brainstorm ideas for
evangelical-type events to be held in the fall.

Please join us as we begin this exciting journey.

Contact: EvFellowship@yahoo.com

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Spring Fling! Rain UPDATE
--------------------------
May 12 & 13
Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon/evening
On the quad OR IF RAINING Upper Noyes or Peck Room. Announcement will
follow tomorrow.

Come join the end of year celebration!
Bring your families!
We will be having bar-b-que, lawn games (weather permitting)
Friday afternoon bring your own grillable proteins. Student Life will
provide sodas and water.
Saturday's bar-b-que hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers will be
provided.

Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our
graduates in style!

As this is a family event, and per the standing SA policy, this event
will be alcohol free.

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, May 9, 2006

In this message
- Summer Meal Service
- BTI Newsletter Available - May 9
- Tickets for Commencement Luncheon

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Summer Meal Service
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This summer all members of the ANTS community can enjoy meals with our
Hebrew College neighbors. Just show your ANTS ID, and you will be able
to go into their cafeteria for breakfast or lunch. They are open from
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Breakfast is continental, and lunch varies.
Lunch is served from 11:30-3:00 p.m. and costs typically run from
$4.50-$6.00. You are welcome to enjoy your meal there or take it to go
and bring it back to ANTS. I hope many of you take advantage of this
opportunity to get to know our "neighbors on the hill" better.

You can access the cafeteria via the front door or through the door by
the library. The library door is more direct--once you enter simply go
down the stairs to the cafeteria. Access to this service begins now
and will run all summer long.

Enjoy!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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BTI Newsletter Available - May 9
-------------------------------------
The May 9, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are
available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

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Tickets for Commencement Luncheon
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Hello Everyone,

If you would like to help your friends celebrate their graduations you
are welcome to join us for Baccalaureate (May 19) and Commencement (May
20). Commencement tickets are available for sale at the Business
Office for $5.00 each. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, May 12 so
that we can give the caterer an accurate count. They will not be
available for sale at the door.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Monday, May 08, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, May 8, 2006

In this message
- Tickets for Commencement Luncheon
- Commencement Luncheon Tickets Deadline Friday, May 12
- Caps and Gowns are HERE
- CORRECTION: Evangelical Fellowship Meeting - May 10

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Tickets for Commencement Luncheon
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Hello Everyone,

If you would like to help your friends celebrate their graduations you
are welcome to join us for Baccalaureate (May 19) and Commencement (May
20). Commencement tickets are available for sale at the Business Office
for $5.00 each. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, May 12 so that we
can give the caterer an accurate count. They will not be available for
sale at the door.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Commencement Luncheon Tickets Deadline Friday, May 12
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Dear Graduating Seniors and Other Community Members,

Anyone who wishes to attend the Commencement Luncheon must pick up
tickets by Friday, May 12. Faculty, staff, and graduates may pick up
tickets in the Registrar's Office. Anyone else should purchase a ticket
at the Business Office for $5/each.

Thanks,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Caps and Gowns are HERE
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Caps & Gowns, Invitations and Lunch Tickets are available at the
Registrar's office.

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CORRECTION: Evangelical Fellowship Meeting - May 10
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Wednesday May 10 2006
6 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

The Evangelical Fellowship of ANTS would like to invite students,
faculty, and staff to an organization meeting on Wednesday May 10, 2006.
The agenda of the meeting will be to evaluate and discuss the mission,
purpose, and organization of the Evangelical Fellowship going into next
year. We will also prepare a budget proposal and brainstorm ideas for
evangelical-type events to be held in the fall.

Please join us as we begin this exciting journey.

Contact: EvFellowship@yahoo.com

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, May 8, 2006

In this message
- Student E-News Summer Schedule
- Caps and Gowns are HERE
- Evangelical Association Meeting - May 10
- Spring Fling! - May 12 and 13
- STUDENTS: Invitation to Spring Convocation - May 18

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Student E-News Summer Schedule
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As the Spring semester winds down, the flurry of activity on campus
settles into a summer pace, too!
After this week, Student E-News will be sent out as needed, rather than
daily.

We'll resume our daily Student E-News in mid-August as the Fall
semester approaches

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Caps and Gowns are HERE
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Caps & Gowns, Invitations and Lunch Tickets are available at the
Registrar's office.

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Evangelical Association Meeting - May 10
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Wednesday May 10 2006
6 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

The Evangelical Association of ANTS would like to invite students,
faculty, and staff to an organization meeting on Wednesday May 10, 2006.
The agenda of the meeting will be to evaluate and discuss the mission,
purpose, and organization of the Evangelical Association going into next
year. We will also prepare a budget proposal and brainstorm ideas for
evangelical-type events to be held in the fall.

Please join us as we begin this exciting journey.

Contact: Jason Bachand
Email: JBachand@ants.edu

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Spring Fling! - May 12 and 13
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May 12 & 13
Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon/evening
other
On the quad

Come join the end of year celebration!
Bring your families!
We will be having bar-b-que, lawn games (weather permitting)
Friday afternoon bring your own grillable proteins. Student Life will
provide sodas and water.
Saturday's bar-b-que hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers will be
provided.

Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off
our graduates in style!

As this is a family event, and per the standing SA policy, this event
will be alcohol free.

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

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STUDENTS: Invitation to Spring Convocation - May 18
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Dear ANTS Students:

You are cordially invited to this year's Spring Convocation entitled
Saints' Rest: Remembering Sabbath on Thursday, May 18th. Register
online at www.ants.edu This is an excellent opportunity to share your
ANTS ministries and your Field Ed ministries with churches, alumni/ae,
Board of Trustees and others via an Exhibit Table. Even better: Dean
Nienhuis will cover exhibitor registration costs of student groups

Together we will explore Protestant and Jewish Sabbath experience,
belief and practice in relation to economic justice. We will be join by
Dr. Mobley, Dr. K. Jones, Dr. Benefiel, Rabbi Or Rose from Hebrew
College, Rev. Laurel Scott from the Interfaith Worker Justice Committee,
Dr. Rodney Petersen from the BTI and Dr. Diane Kessler, keynote speaker
and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches.

We hope you and your churches will join us! For more info:
www.ants.edu Or come to Dabney, Garden Level OR call Ext. 206.
We'll set ya up!

Pax,
Rev. Kerrie Harthan

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Friday, May 05, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, May 5, 2006 - News and Event Board

ANTS NEWS
- New Jobs on the Web Site
- Evangelical Association Meeting - May 10
- Spring Fling!

OUTSIDE EVENTS
- Join Jim Wallis in Washington, DC - June 26-28
- Faith Voices for the Common Good
- Before the Amen: Resources for Worship - Seeking Contributions

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New Jobs on the Web Site
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Visit the Jobs Board on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/blogs/jobs/index.html

Several new job opportunities were posted this week.

There is a link to the Jobs Board from the ANTS Home page under Student
Quick Links in the right column.

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Evangelical Association Meeting - May 10
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Wednesday May 10 2006
6 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

The Evangelical Association of ANTS would like to invite students,
faculty, and staff to an organization meeting on Wednesday May 10, 2006.
The agenda of the meeting will be to evaluate and discuss the mission,
purpose, and organization of the Evangelical Association going into next
year. We will also prepare a budget proposal and brainstorm ideas for
evangelical-type events to be held in the fall.

Please join us as we begin this exciting journey.

Contact: Jason Bachand
Email: JBachand@ants.edu

--------------------------
Spring Fling!
--------------------------
May 12 & 13
Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon/evening
other
On the quad

Come join the end of year celebration!
Bring your families!
We will be having bar-b-que, lawn games (weather permitting)
Friday afternoon bring your own grillable proteins. Student Life will
provide sodas and water.
Saturday's bar-b-que hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers will be
provided.

Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off
our graduates in style!

As this is a family event, and per the standing SA policy, this event
will be alcohol free.

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

------------------------------------------------
Join Jim Wallis in Washington, DC - June 26-28
------------------------------------------------
Join Rev. Jim Wallis and hundreds of faith leaders for Pentecost 2006:
Building a Covenant for a New America.

In Washington, expensive consultants get paid a lot of money to explain
to political groups how to launch a new campaign - from the most
high-powered speakers to the most eye-popping color schemes.

For our next major campaign at Sojourners and Call to Renewal, we're
not turning to consultants. We're turning to you.

We officially invite you to come to Washington, D.C., June 26-28, 2006,
to help us and our partners launch our next major initiative: The
Covenant for a New America. The covenant is a bold, solutions-based
anti-poverty vision and platform that transcends ideology. We hope
you'll join us in Washington to deliver this covenant - a promise of
hope and justice - to your legislators on Capitol Hill, and then learn
how to build this promise of hope in your community back home.

Register Online Now for Pentecost 2006: Building a Covenant for a New
America http://www.calltorenewal.com/events/pentecost06/index.html

----------------------------------------------
Faith Voices for the Common Good
----------------------------------------------
The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) is holding an
unprecedented online convening of women, where we will write a statement
on women's vision for public life--and how we might live it out in
policymaking and practice.
The event is sponsored by IWPR's project on Politics, Religion, and
Women's Public Vision, which is raising the visibility of women's values
for public life and building networks among women in religious movements
for social justice and women's movement organizing. By participating,
you will help us develop a statement and policy agenda that seeks to
advance women's values in American public life.

There are two opportunities to participate:
May 15, 2006, 4 pm to 6 pm EST (East Coast time)
May 18, 2006, 4 pm to 6 pm PST (West Coast time)

Please register by Wednesday, May 10th.

More information:
http://www.iwpr.org/Politics_Religion_PublicVision/events.htm

-------------------------------------------
Before the Amen: Resources for Worship - Seeking Contributions
-------------------------------------------
Pilgrim Press will publish Before the Amen! Resources for Worship in
2008. The editors will be Maren C. Tirabassi and Maria I. Tirabassi.

They are seeking contributions of:
- Calls to worship, opening prayers, confessions and assurances of
grace, dedication prayers and litanies which connect to lectionary
scriptures or are seasonally or scripturally based.
- Creative liturgy for Holy Communion and Baptism.
- Scripted readings, short chancel dramas, interesting worship
outlines.
- New words for familiar times (such as Advent Wreath, Tenebrae,
Stewardship Sunday), new styles (yoga or hip hop worship), and new
occasions. (healing services, blessings of the animals)
- Brief unison prayers on special issues. (such as prayer at a time of
natural disaster, prayer after domestic violence, prayer before leaving
for college, prayer for a surrogate parent, etc.)
- We are not looking for music or pastoral prayers.

Deadline: October 1, 2006

For more information and how to contribute see:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/042506beforeamen.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Thursday, May 04, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, May 4, 2006

------------------------------------------------
Thank You from the New SA President
------------------------------------------------
I also would like to thank everyone who voted for me as SA President
for 2006-2007. I look forward to working with you to make our time on
the Hill a good one.

Have a blessed summer,
Len Hayward
LHayward@ants.edu

--------------------------
Spring Fling!
--------------------------
May 12 & 13
Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon/evening
other
On the quad

Come join the end of year celebration!
Bring your families!
We will be having bar-b-que, lawn games (weather permitting)
Friday afternoon bring your own grillable proteins. Student Life will
provide sodas and water.
Saturday's bar-b-que hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers will be
provided.

Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off
our graduates in style!

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, May 3, 2006

In this message:

NEW

- Note of Thanks from SA Treasurer
- Check Out The Center for Faith, Health, and Spirituality
- Spring Fling!

REVIEW

- Study Breaks This Week
- STUDENTS: Invitation to Spring Convocation - May 18

--------------------------------------
Note of Thanks from SA Treasurer
--------------------------------------

I would like to extend my sincere "thanks" to everyone who voted for me
as Treasurer for the upcoming year 2006-2007. I look forward to working
with you.

Blessings,
Sheila DuBose

-------------------------------------------------------------
Check Out The Center for Faith, Health, and Spirituality
-------------------------------------------------------------

Did you know . . .

That the Faith, Health, and Spirituality Center on the third floor of
Sturtevant houses these areas?

* The Ecology Minister's Office (contact Cristina Cabrera at
ccabrera@ants.edu)

* A small Sitting Room which will hold approximately three people

* A larger Meeting Room for about eight people

* An equipped Art Studio for individual work or for up to four
people working together

* A Meditation Room outfitted with floor pillows, candles, and an
assortment of prayer books and other readings

* The Reiki Room (contact Darrick Jackson at DJackson@ants.edu)

* The Art Studio of Wes Campbell (visiting artist from Australia)

* The Art Studio of Karen Schiff (visiting artist from the MFA
School)

* Student Art Studio space

Contact Joy Honen (Interim Steward of the FHS Center) (DHonen@ants.edu)
for more information about how you could use these spaces for prayer,
meditation, quiet art, study or small group meetings.

Office Hours at the FHS Center Wednesdays, 2-4pm.

Contact Judy Medeiros at 617-964-1100, ext.228 or email at
jmedeiros@ANTS.edu to reserve communal areas.

Brita Gill-Austern, director of the Faith, Health and Spirituality
Program.

Come up and visit!

REVIEW

--------------------------
Spring Fling!
--------------------------
May 12 & 13
Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon/evening
other
On the quad

Come join the end of year celebration!
Bring your families!
We will be having bar-b-que, lawn games (weather permitting)
Friday afternoon bring your own grillable proteins. Student Life will
provide sodas and water.
Saturday's bar-b-que hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers will be
provided.

Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off our
graduates in style!

Contact: Carol Hayward
Email: chayward@ants.edu

-------------------------------
Study Breaks This Week
-------------------------------
Hi Everyone,

Congratulations on being so close to finishing the semester! I know
you're tired as you go into this final stretch. I hope it will be
helpful to once again have the cafeteria open for studying. Beginning
on Monday May 1, the cafeteria will be open until 10 pm each night
through Thursday, May 4. I'll be asking Andy to put refreshments in the
cafeteria beginning on Tuesday night.

I hope that during this time of stress you can keep your eyes on the
goal of ministry that your hard work will lead to. I know that you will
be a blessing to many in your future work. May that knowledge sustain
you through the long nights of reading, writing, and studying.

Take good care,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

---------------------------------------------
STUDENTS: Invitation to Spring Convocation - May 18
---------------------------------------------
Dear ANTS Students:

You are cordially invited to this year's Spring Convocation entitled
Saints' Rest: Remembering Sabbath on Thursday, May 18th. Register
online at www.ants.edu This is an excellent opportunity to share your
ANTS ministries and your Field Ed ministries with churches, alumni/ae,
Board of Trustees and others via an Exhibit Table. Even better: Dean
Nienhuis will cover exhibitor registration costs of student groups

Together we will explore Protestant and Jewish Sabbath experience,
belief and practice in relation to economic justice. We will be join by
Dr. Mobley, Dr. K. Jones, Dr. Benefiel, Rabbi Or Rose from Hebrew
College, Rev. Laurel Scott from the Interfaith Worker Justice Committee,
Dr. Rodney Petersen from the BTI and Dr. Diane Kessler, keynote speaker
and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches.

We hope you and your churches will join us! For more info:
www.ants.edu Or come to Dabney, Garden Level OR call Ext. 206. We'll
set ya up!

Pax,
Rev. Kerrie Harthan

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - Senior Chapel Today


Senior Chapel TODAY
1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel

Please join us for Senior Chapel today. This is the last community
worship service of this academic year. President Nick Carter will be
preaching.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, May 2, 2006

NEW
- Journeys on the Hill : Farewell Dinner - May 3
- BTI Newsletter Available - May 2
- BU School of Theology - Prof. Simon B. Parker

TOMORROW
- Seniors Breakfast - May 3
- Community Worship - Wednesdays
- Labyrinth Wellness Walks - May 3

REVIEW
- Study Breaks This Week
- STUDENTS: Invitation to Spring Convocation - May 18

---------------------------------------
Journeys on the Hill : Farewell Dinner - May 3
----------------------------------------
Journeys on the Hill: Please join us for an interfaith Farewell Dinner
this Wednesday, May 3rd from 5-7 pm. We will meet at the Hebrew College
outdoor dining area (outside the Hebrew College cafeteria). Sandwiches
and dessert provided.

To find the Hebrew College cafeteria from ANTS, go down the main steps
from ANTS, go straight and enter the doors by the Hebrew College
library, take a right and go down one flight of stairs, take a right and
continue down the hall until you come upon the cafeteria. In case of
rain, we will meet inside near the cafeteria. Look for the signs!

We will celebrate, talk about our plans for JOTH for next year and say
goodbye to graduating students and students traveling in the coming year
to Israel and other destinations.

All are welcome.

--------------------------------------------
BTI Newsletter Available - May 2
--------------------------------------------
The May 2, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are
available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

--------------------------------------------------
BU School of Theology - Prof. Simon B. Parker
--------------------------------------------------
Dear friends in the BUSTH community,

Many of you are aware that our beloved friend, colleague and teacher,
Professor Simon B. Parker, suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage a week
ago.

In profoundest sadness and grief, I report that on Saturday 29 April at
7 p.m. Professor Parker died peacefully, surrounded by his loving
family.

This coming Friday, 5 May at 12:30 p.m. in Marsh Chapel, we will hold a
special service of memory and celebration of Professor Parker.

Exams will have ended at noon, and I hope all will gather there and
then in praise and thanksgiving for the dedicated life of one who has so
greatly enriched our own lives.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be offered
to a fellowship fund in Professor Parker's honor and memory.

Gifts to that end should be directed to Stephen Morin in the Office of
Alumni and Development, Room 109, at the School.

Let us all be in prayer, thanksgiving, and praise.

Yours faithfully,
Ray L. Hart
Dean ad interim

----------------------------------------------
Seniors Breakfast - May 3
----------------------------------------------
May 3, 2006
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In the Cafeteria

The UCC Fellowship invites all those who are graduating to gather for a
special breakfast.

This year the Senior Breakfast will be held in the cafeteria on May 3
from 8 am to 11 am.

Seniors please feel free to bring your spouse/partner to this farewell
event.

Check your ANTS email for your invitation.

Duane Romberger

Theresa Stirling

----------------------------------
Community Worship - Wednesdays
----------------------------------
1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel

May 3: Senior Chapel (Nick Carter)

--------------------------
Labyrinth Wellness Walks - May 3
---------------------------
Wednesday, May 3
2-6 p.m.
Meetinghouse

Are you stressed out by exams and papers? Are you feeling
disconnected? Do you have a place in your life that needs healing? Come
journey to wellness by walking the labyrinth. Even if you have never
walked a labyrinth before, we will be glad to get you started on this
healing path of prayer.

Contact: Martha Bays
Email: mbays@ants.edu

-------------------------------
Study Breaks This Week
-------------------------------
Hi Everyone,

Congratulations on being so close to finishing the semester! I know
you're tired as you go into this final stretch. I hope it will be
helpful to once again have the cafeteria open for studying. Beginning
on Monday May 1, the cafeteria will be open until 10 pm each night
through Thursday, May 4. I'll be asking Andy to put refreshments in the
cafeteria beginning on Tuesday night.

I hope that during this time of stress you can keep your eyes on the
goal of ministry that your hard work will lead to. I know that you will
be a blessing to many in your future work. May that knowledge sustain
you through the long nights of reading, writing, and studying.

Take good care,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

---------------------------------------------
STUDENTS: Invitation to Spring Convocation - May 18
---------------------------------------------
Dear ANTS Students:

You are cordially invited to this year's Spring Convocation entitled
Saints' Rest: Remembering Sabbath on Thursday, May 18th. Register
online at www.ants.edu This is an excellent opportunity to share your
ANTS ministries and your Field Ed ministries with churches, alumni/ae,
Board of Trustees and others via an Exhibit Table. Even better: Dean
Nienhuis will cover exhibitor registration costs of student groups

Together we will explore Protestant and Jewish Sabbath experience,
belief and practice in relation to economic justice. We will be join by
Dr. Mobley, Dr. K. Jones, Dr. Benefiel, Rabbi Or Rose from Hebrew
College, Rev. Laurel Scott from the Interfaith Worker Justice Committee,
Dr. Rodney Petersen from the BTI and Dr. Diane Kessler, keynote speaker
and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches.

We hope you and your churches will join us! For more info:
www.ants.edu Or come to Dabney, Garden Level OR call Ext. 206.
We'll set ya up!

Pax,
Rev. Kerrie Harthan

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Monday, May 01, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, May 1, 2006

- Study Breaks This Week

NEW
- Choir for Baccalaureate
- Journeys on the Hill Farewell Dinner - May 3
- Episcopal Worship This Thursday - May 4

TOMORROW
- Celebration of Faith, Health and Spirituality Ministries - May 2,
2006
- COMPLINE SERVICE ON MAY 2
- Final SA Meeting - May 2
- Agenda for 5/2 SA Meeting

REVIEW
- Student Association Election Results
- Seniors Breakfast - May 3

-------------------------------
Study Breaks This Week
-------------------------------
Hi Everyone,

Congratulations on being so close to finishing the semester! I know
you're tired as you go into this final stretch. I hope it will be
helpful to once again have the cafeteria open for studying. Beginning
on Monday May 1, the cafeteria will be open until 10 pm each night
through Thursday, May 4. I'll be asking Andy to put refreshments in the
cafeteria beginning on Tuesday night.

I hope that during this time of stress you can keep your eyes on the
goal of ministry that your hard work will lead to. I know that you will
be a blessing to many in your future work. May that knowledge sustain
you through the long nights of reading, writing, and studying.

Take good care,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-----------------------------
Choir for Baccalaureate
------------------------------
We are recruiting singers for the Baccalaureate Service on Friday, May
19.

Come this Wednesday, May 3, 11:50-12:15. Key rehearsal will be that
Friday at the church, 6pm.

We'll add another weekday rehearsal if needed. For more info contact
Burns at bstanfield@hds.harvard.edu OR 617-285-0039.

Burns Stanfield

------------------------------
Journeys on the Hill Farewell Dinner - May 3
------------------------------
Wednesday, May 3
5:00-7:00 p.m. in the ANTS Cafeteria.

An interfaith dinner sponsored by Journeys on the Hill.

-------------------------------
Episcopal Worship This Thursday - May 4
-------------------------------
Thursday, May 4
1:00 p.m. on Colby Chapel

You are invited to attend our monthly service of Holy Eucharist in the
Episcopal tradition this Thursday, May 4th at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel.
The Rev. Karen Coleman of Christ Episcopal Church in Needham will
preside, and Henry Hoffman, graduating M. Div. student will be
preaching. ALL are welcome!

--------------------------------
Celebration of Faith, Health and Spirituality Ministries - May 2, 2006
--------------------------------
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Sturtevant, Third Floor

You are invited to an open house and celebration of the FHS ministries
at ANTS on Tuesday, May 2nd from 5 to 6:15 at the Center for Faith,
Health and Spirituality on the third floor of Sturtevant.

Come and thank those who have given so much this year to the FHS
ministries of reiki, labyrinth, ecology, visual arts and sacred circle
dance.

Come and see what Joy Honen has done to brighten up our space. Snacks
and drinks will be served.

---------------------------------------
COMPLINE SERVICE ON MAY 2
---------------------------------------
A simple compline service (evening prayer) following the prayers of
Glastonbury Abbey will be celebrated in the Meetinghouse on Tuesday
evening, May 2, 2006. 9:15 - 9:45 p.m. Join Professor Burrows and
students from "Readings in Retreat" for this simple and poignant service
marking the end of the day.

---------------------------------------------
Final SA Meeting - May 2
---------------------------------------------
In the midst of the elections (go vote...takes only a second on
blackboard!), it is also time to gather the agenda items for the final
sa meeting of the year.

when: tuesday, may 2
where: upper noyes
time: noon

come and hear the final plans for our spring events and welcome the sa
exec for 2006 - 2007.

please e-mail all agenda items to lella baker by noon (or so) on
sunday, 4/30.

thanks,
lella

------------------------------
Agenda for 5/2 SA Meeting
------------------------------
Location: Upper Noyes

Time: 12:00 (Noon)

Date: Tuesday 5/2

I. Opening Prayer: Jeff Lukens

II. Recognition: Lella Baker

III. Introduction of 2006 - 2007 SA Exec: Lella Baker

IV: Student Life Events for May: Carol Hayward

V: Approval of Minutes: Chris Findlay

VI: Adjournment: Lella Baker

--------------------------------
Student Association Election Results
--------------------------------
Thank you to the 66 students who voted during the voting period this
week. Congrats to next year's SA Exec Members.

Len Hayward has been elected president with 67% of the votes cast and
Sheila Dubose has been elected treasurer with 79% of the votes cast.

Congrats again to next years executive board members who will take over
effective 5/12.

Thanks!
Lella Baker, Chris Findlay and Jeff Lukens
2005 - 2006 SA Executive Board

----------------------------------------------
Seniors Breakfast - May 3
----------------------------------------------
May 3, 2006
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In the Cafeteria

The UCC Fellowship invites all those who are graduating to gather for a
special breakfast.

This year the Senior Breakfast will be held in the cafeteria on May 3
from 8 am to 11 am.

Seniors please feel free to bring your spouse/partner to this farewell
event.

Check your ANTS email for your invitation.

Duane Romberger

Theresa Stirling

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, May 1, 2006 - Events This Week

----------------------------------
EVENTS THIS WEEK
-----------------------------------

- Andover Newton Community Art Show: April 17- May 20

Monday:
- Mens Fellowship

Tuesday:
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel
- Final SA Meeting - May 2
- Agenda for 5/2 SA Meeting
- Celebration of Faith, Health and Spirituality Ministries - Tuesday,
May 2, 2006
- COMPLINE SERVICE ON MAY 2

Wednesday:
- Seniors Breakfast - May 3
- Choir Rehearsal
- Community Worship - Wednesdays
- Labyrinth Wellness Walks - May 3
- Journeys on the Hill Farewell Dinner - May 3

Thursday:
- UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
- UU Worship - Thursdays
- Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
- Thursday Art Night
- Episcopal Worship - Thursday, May 4

Friday:
- Yoga - Fridays

--------------------------------------------
Andover Newton Community Art Show: April 17- May 20
--------------------------------------------
The Andover Newton Community Art Show
(Students/Faculty/Staff/Friends/Relatives)
April 17, 2006- Graduation (May 20, 2006)
Reception: April 25

--------------------------------
Men's Fellowship - Mondays
--------------------------------
Starting January 30 - end of Spring Semester
Mondays 1pm
Berkeley Room

---------------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesdays
---------------------------------
1:00 p.m. on Colby Chapel

---------------------------------------------
Final SA Meeting - May 2
---------------------------------------------
In the midst of the elections (go vote...takes only a second on
blackboard!), it is also time to gather the agenda items for the final
sa meeting of the year.

when: tuesday, may 2
where: upper noyes
time: noon

come and hear the final plans for our spring events and welcome the sa
exec for 2006 - 2007.

please e-mail all agenda items to lella baker by noon (or so) on
sunday, 4/30.

thanks,
lella

------------------------------
Agenda for 5/2 SA Meeting
------------------------------
Location: Upper Noyes

Time: 12:00 (Noon)

Date: Tuesday 5/2

I. Opening Prayer: Jeff Lukens

II. Recognition: Lella Baker

III. Introduction of 2006 - 2007 SA Exec: Lella Baker

IV: Student Life Events for May: Carol Hayward

V: Approval of Minutes: Chris Findlay

VI: Adjournment: Lella Baker

--------------------------------
Celebration of Faith, Health and Spirituality Ministries - Tuesday, May
2, 2006
--------------------------------
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Sturtevant, Third Floor

You are invited to an open house and celebration of the FHS ministries
at ANTS on Tuesday, May 2nd from 5 to 6:15 at the Center for Faith,
Health and Spirituality on the third floor of Sturtevant.

Come and thank those who have given so much this year to the FHS
ministries of reiki, labyrinth, ecology, visual arts and sacred circle
dance.

Come and see what Joy Honen has done to brighten up our space. Snacks
and drinks will be served.

---------------------------------------
COMPLINE SERVICE ON MAY 2
---------------------------------------
A simple compline service (evening prayer) following the prayers of
Glastonbury Abbey will be celebrated in the Meetinghouse on Tuesday
evening, May 2, 2006. 9:15 - 9:45 p.m. Join Professor Burrows and
students from "Readings in Retreat" for this simple and poignant service
marking the end of the day.

---------------------------------
Choir Rehearsal - Wednesdays
----------------------------------
Wednesdays, 11:50 - 12:15 p.m.
Contact Burns Stanfield at 617-288-2291 if you have questions.

----------------------------------------------
Seniors Breakfast - May 3
----------------------------------------------
May 3, 2006
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In the Cafeteria

The UCC Fellowship invites all those who are graduating to gather for a
special breakfast.

This year the Senior Breakfast will be held in the cafeteria on May 3
from 8 am to 11 am.

Seniors please feel free to bring your spouse/partner to this farewell
event.

Check your ANTS email for your invitation.

Duane Romberger

Theresa Stirling

----------------------------------
Community Worship - Wednesdays
----------------------------------
1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel

May 3: Senior Chapel (Nick Carter)

--------------------------
Labyrinth Wellness Walks - May 3
---------------------------
Wednesday, May 3
2-6 p.m.
Meetinghouse

Are you stressed out by exams and papers? Are you feeling
disconnected? Do you have a place in your life that needs healing? Come
journey to wellness by walking the labyrinth. Even if you have never
walked a labyrinth before, we will be glad to get you started on this
healing path of prayer.

Contact: Martha Bays
Email: mbays@ants.edu

------------------------------
Journeys on the Hill Farewell Dinner - May 3
------------------------------
Wednesday, May 3
5:00-7:00 p.m. in the ANTS Cafeteria.

An interfaith dinner sponsored by Journeys on the Hill.

-------------------------------------
UUCANS lunch meeting - Thursdays
-------------------------------------
Every Thursday, Spring semester 06
12:00 noon - 12:50 p.m.
Small dining room

---------------------------------------------
UU Worship - Thursdays
---------------------------------------------
Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

May 4: Senior Recognition Ceremony

-------------------------------------------
Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
-------------------------------------------
Thursdays
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Meetinghouse

-----------------------------
Thursday Art Night
-----------------------------
Art Night continues this semester. Come join an everchanging community
of artists in a safe, no-rules, drop-in open studio on Thursday
evenings, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials
supplied or bring your own art form to work on.

For more information contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.

-------------------------------
Episcopal Worship This Thursday - May 4
-------------------------------
Thursday, May 4
1:00 p.m. on Colby Chapel

You are invited to attend our monthly service of Holy Eucharist in the
Episcopal tradition this Thursday, May 4th at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel.
The Rev. Karen Coleman of Christ Episcopal Church in Needham will
preside, and Henry Hoffman, graduating M. Div. student will be
preaching. ALL are welcome!

--------------------------------
Yoga - Fridays
--------------------------------
Fridays, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Berkeley Room
Stress Reduction and Yoga with Yoga Instructor, Dana Moore. Mats
provided. As a service to ANTS students, Yoga will be free this
semester.
For information and to register, see Judy Medeiros, W105

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu