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Friday, June 30, 2006

ANTS STudent E-News - Friday, June 30, 2006

In this message
- Christian Origins and Witness in India - Travel Log Available Online
- Debbie Craig Appointed Administrative Assistant the Field Education
and Doctor of Ministry Programs
- Dorm Residents Meeting - July 5
- Faith Youth Institute (FYI) 2006, July 8-16, 2006

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Christian Origins and Witness in India - Travel Log Available Online
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This online travel log records the experiences of a group of students
and professors who are participating in a workshop of the Boston
Theological Institute together with Andover Newton Theological School
and Ecumenical and Evangelical Partners in India. Learn more about the
purpose the workshop and read Travel Log:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/063006indialog.htm

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Debbie Craig Appointed Administrative Assistant the Field Education and
Doctor of Ministry Programs
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I am delighted to announce that Debbie Craig will begin her service as
the new Administrative Assistant for the Field Education and Doctor of
Ministry Programs on August 7, 2006. As a member of the dean's team,
she will be working with Sarah Drummond and Kathy Windsor. Please join
me in welcoming her to this new role in serving the school.

Bob Pazmino
Interim Dean

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Dorm Residents Meeting - July 5
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Mark your calendars: Wednesday, July 5th at 5:30pm; Sturtevant Lounge

Faith Youth Institute 2006 will be during the dates of July 8-16. Come
to a meeting on July 5th at 5:30pm to learn about Faith Youth Institute
this summer! Pose any questions you may have about sharing the
residential community this summer. FYI director Alex Kern and program
administrator Matt Carriker will be at this meeting to discuss any
questions or concerns that you may have. See you there! Snacks will
be provided!

Faith Youth Institute
July 8-16, 2006,
fyi@ants.edu
800-964-2687 x267
www.ants.edu/learning/fyi

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"Blessed Are You" (Matthew 5:1-16):
Faith Youth Institute (FYI) 2006, July 8-16, 2006
----------------------------------------
A nine-day summer adventure in faith, theology, service, community, and
transformation!

Do you know youth between 15-18 years old who are: seeking to explore
faith more deeply; looking to exercise their spiritual gifts,
leadership, and possible vocational callings; eager to build new,
meaningful friendships and community; and excited about putting faith
into action and making a difference in the world through urban
service-learning? If so, please encourage them to apply for Faith
Youth Institute: a seminary and urban immersion adventure of a lifetime!
FYI provides an opportunity for youth to ask difficult questions,
create and lead exciting worship services, do meaningful community
service work with the homeless community and dynamic urban ministries,
and have more fun than you can imagine! Our theme for the week will be
the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-16. Encourage youth to apply soon!
There are only several spaces remaining!

Also, save the date of Saturday, July 15, 7:00pm, in the Meetinghouse.
FYI's closing Celebration of Blessedness is a multimedia extravaganza,
featuring music, student filmmaking, poetry, arts, spoken word, drama,
and dance. All are welcome!

For: Ages 15-18
Location: Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre,
Massachusetts
Dates: July 8-16, 2006
Cost: sliding scale to $650, depending on income; scholarships
available, churches are encouraged to assist youth in attending
Deadline: rolling admission, the sooner the better!
Contact: Matt Carriker: 800-964-2687 x267 or fyi@ants.edu, or Alex
Kern, x313, akern@ants.edu
Do visit our website: http://www.ants.edu/learning/fyi

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

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, June 28, 2006

In this message
- Good News on Air Conditioning
- ANTS Alumni/ae In the News
- Evangelical Fellowship Meeting - June 28
- Campus Summer Schedule

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Good News on Air Conditioning
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Dear ANTS Summer Residents,

Good News!

We have negotiated an arrangement with Lincoln Air Conditioning to
provide air conditioning in the residence halls. From now on all
residents in Appleton-Chase, Fuller, and Herrick House will be able to
have air conditioning for the full season (or year-round if you wish).
In Fuller and Herrick you may have more than one unit/apartment if you
wish. You will be able to contract for services directly with Lincoln.
They will rent you an air conditioner, install it, and remove it at
the end of September, all for one fee (see below). They use high
energy efficient air conditioners, so the annual cost of running them is
very low. Unfortunately, due to wiring constraints we cannot allow air
conditioners in Farwell, and Kendall units are granted on a per request
basis only, through my office.

Every resident in Appleton Chase, Fuller, or Herrick who rents an AC
unit will be charged a $50/unit electric surcharge for the season. If,
due to allergies or whatever you elect to keep the unit installed
throughout the year for occasional use as needed, a second surcharge of
$50/unit will be billed to your student account. No one will be
allowed to install their own unit. We are doing this because
improperly installed units have resulted in ruined window sills and
electrical problems.

Since some of you already received medical clearance from me to install
AC units, you will be allowed to continue to use them for this year.
If you have already installed your own air conditioner, you will be
billed $75 for the season, and an additional $75 for the full year if
you want it year-round, unless you have documentation showing that the
unit you installed is an Energy Star, highly efficient unit. In that
case the fee would drop down to $50 per billing.

Fees and Details:
The fees are based on the difficulty of installation. These fees are
annual fees (there is no difference if you elect to keep it just for
the summer season, i.e. you install the AC unit May 1 and have it
removed end of September).

Appleton Chase $225/unit
Fuller: $140/unit
Herrick House: $210/unit for the small front windows, $140/unit for the
double hung windows.

Contact Information:
Lincoln Air Conditioning, 1-800-439-1780

Process:
1) Call Lincoln and arrange to have an AC unit installed. They will
give you a date of installation (if they have several requests they'll
install them within 1-2 days. If they have 1 request they may wait
until they get another couple before they come out).
2) Arrange to let them into the building and your room. If you cannot
be there due to work or whatever, arrange to leave the keys with
Jennifer Shaw, Interim Housing Coordinator, so they can get into your
room.
3) You leave a check on the window sill in which you want the AC unit
installed. They install it and leave you a receipt on the AC unit.
4) If you have any problems with the units you contact Lincoln
directly.

Lincoln has decades of experience renting AC units, and they serve
Harvard, Mit, and other local schools. I think you will find them
efficient and professional.

I am pleased to offer this service to you, and hope it makes living at
ANTS during the summer much more comfortable!

Take care,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Worcester 104
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Center, MA 02459

1-617-964-1100, ext. 260

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ANTS Alumni/ae In the News
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The wedding of ANTS alumni/ae Darcy (Smith) Borden and Carl Borden '06
was featured in the Newark Star Ledger recently. See article (very long
URL below):

http://www.newspaperads.com/njcelebrations/rop_ad.asp?adid=4998172&hascrow=true&subcatid=17899&interfaceid=1250&parent=Celebrations&searchtext=%2C&count1=&count2=&count3=&count4=&count5=&count6=&adtype=1&subcatname=Weddings&pubid1=&pubid2=&pubid3=&pubid4=&pubid5=&pubid6=&page=1&itemid=7564185&adtype=1&pubadnum=

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Evangelical Fellowship Meeting - June 28
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The Evangelical Fellowship invites all students, faculty, and staff to
join us for our weekly meeting in Sturtevant Hall, Wednesday June 28 at
7pm.

We will be continuing our planning for the fall and our prayerful
discussion of the book of Isaiah.

Contact: EVFellowship@yahoo.com

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Campus Summer Schedule
---------------------------------
The offices and the Library will close at 1PM on Fridays throughout
the summer. This schedule will be in effect from Friday, July 7th
through Friday, September 1st.

Our Offices and Library are closed on Tuesday, July 4th and Monday,
September 4 for the holidays.

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

Monday, June 26, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, June 26, 2006

In this message
- Evangelical Fellowship Meeting - June 28
- Campus Summer Schedule
- Food Pantry
- Are You Struggling?
- World Cup Final Pot Luck Party!!! - July 9
- Dorm Residents Meeting - July 5
- Faith Youth Institute (FYI) 2006, July 8-16, 2006

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Evangelical Fellowship Meeting - June 28
-----------------------------------------------

The Evangelical Fellowship invites all students, faculty, and staff to
join us for our weekly meeting in Sturtevant Hall, Wednesday June 28 at
7pm.

We will be continuing our planning for the fall and our prayerful
discussion of the book of Isaiah.

Contact: EVFellowship@yahoo.com

---------------------------------
Campus Summer Schedule
---------------------------------
The offices and the Library will close at 1PM on Fridays throughout
the summer. This schedule will be in effect from Friday, July 7th
through Friday, September 1st.

Our Offices and Library are closed on Tuesday, July 4th and Monday,
September 4 for the holidays.

---------------------------------
Food Pantry
---------------------------------
Dear Community Members,

As you know we keep a small food pantry in Sturtevant Hall (on the left
as you enter the student lounge area). This can be very helpful to
many of our students, particularly during the summer months when they
don't have the meal plan. Please remember to bring items for the
pantry from time to time (non-perishable only, please), as you are
able. I know those who need this assistance appreciate it very much.

Thank you,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Are You Struggling?
--------------------------------
Dear Students,

If you are having a rough time making ends meet, buying groceries and
so forth, please let me know. I will keep our conversations
confidential but I want to insure that none of you goes hungry. We are
going to try to keep the food pantry well stocked for those of you who
need this assistance, but if you are still struggling, I want to know!
Please talk to me. There are many ways for me to assist you.

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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World Cup Final Pot Luck Party!!! - July 9
---------------------------------------------
July 9, 2006
2:30 P.M.
Sturtevant

If you are a Football (Soccer to we Americans) fan or are just a World
Cup watcher or don't care for it, but won't pass up a chance for a
party with food, then have we got a plan for you.

A WORLD CUP FINAL POT LUCK PARTY!!!

We will be projecting the Final game on the big screen in the Student
Lounge, in High Definition! The party starts at 2:30 PM, the game at
2:55 PM.

Bring something to share; this includes food, friends and family. Our
party is for students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends of ANTS, friends
of friends of ANTS...

See you there!

Sponsored by the Student Association.

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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Dorm Residents Meeting - July 5
-----------------------------------------
Mark your calendars: Wednesday, July 5th at 5:30pm; Sturtevant Lounge

Faith Youth Institute 2006 will be during the dates of July 8-16. Come
to a meeting on July 5th at 5:30pm to learn about Faith Youth Institute
this summer! Pose any questions you may have about sharing the
residential community this summer. FYI director Alex Kern and program
administrator Matt Carriker will be at this meeting to discuss any
questions or concerns that you may have. See you there! Snacks will
be provided!

Faith Youth Institute
July 8-16, 2006,
fyi@ants.edu
800-964-2687 x267
www.ants.edu/learning/fyi

---------------------------------------
"Blessed Are You" (Matthew 5:1-12):
Faith Youth Institute (FYI) 2006, July 8-16, 2006
----------------------------------------
A nine-day summer adventure in faith, theology, service, community, and
transformation!

Do you know youth between 15-18 years old who are: seeking to explore
faith more deeply; looking to exercise their spiritual gifts,
leadership, and possible vocational callings; eager to build new,
meaningful friendships and community; and excited about putting faith
into action and making a difference in the world through urban
service-learning? If so, please encourage them to apply for Faith
Youth Institute: a seminary and urban immersion adventure of a lifetime!
FYI provides an opportunity for youth to ask difficult questions,
create and lead exciting worship services, do meaningful community
service work with the homeless community and dynamic urban ministries,
and have more fun than you can imagine! Our theme for the week will be
the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-12. Encourage youth to apply soon!
There are only several spaces remaining!

Also, save the date of Saturday, July 15, 7:00pm, in the Meetinghouse.
FYI's closing Celebration of Blessedness is a multimedia extravaganza,
featuring music, student filmmaking, poetry, arts, spoken word, drama,
and dance. All are welcome!

For: Ages 15-18
Location: Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre,
Massachusetts
Dates: July 8-16, 2006
Cost: sliding scale to $650, depending on income; scholarships
available, churches are encouraged to assist youth in attending
Deadline: rolling admission, the sooner the better!
Contact: Matt Carriker: 800-964-2687 x267 or fyi@ants.edu, or Alex
Kern, x313, akern@ants.edu
Do visit our website: http://www.ants.edu/learning/fyi

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

Friday, June 23, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, June 23, 2006

In this message
- NOTE: E-Mail and ANTS Connect Availability on Friday, Saturday
- Food Pantry
- Are You Struggling?
- Chapel Construction Update
- World Cup Final Pot Luck Party!!! - July 9
- Gospel Night - Boston Pops - June 25
- Attention all summer dorm residents of Andover Newton!!
- Faith Youth Institute (FYI) 2006, July 8-16, 2006

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NOTE: E-Mail and ANTS Connect Availability on Friday, Saturday
--------------------------------------------
Due to a planned power outage in the Dabney server room, the ANTS
e-mail system and ANTS Connect may be unavailable on Friday evening,
June 23 and Saturday morning, June 24.

---------------------------------
Food Pantry
---------------------------------
Dear Community Members,

As you know we keep a small food pantry in Sturtevant Hall (on the left
as you enter the student lounge area). This can be very helpful to many
of our students, particularly during the summer months when they don't
have the meal plan. Please remember to bring items for the pantry from
time to time (non-perishable only, please), as you are able. I know
those who need this assistance appreciate it very much.

Thank you,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

--------------------------------
Are You Struggling?
--------------------------------
Dear Students,

If you are having a rough time making ends meet, buying groceries and
so forth, please let me know. I will keep our conversations
confidential but I want to insure that none of you goes hungry. We are
going to try to keep the food pantry well stocked for those of you who
need this assistance, but if you are still struggling, I want to know!
Please talk to me. There are many ways for me to assist you.

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------------
Chapel Construction Update
-------------------------------
As you can see, the full construction of the new chapel is now
underway. Prior to this week the crew was working on site preparation.
We obtained the final permit last Friday so we are now fully underway.
Prior to this the macadam in the back parking lot was taken up, and that
will be recycled. You may also have noticed that we are trying to save
the large pine tree in back. We are hoping that we have found a way to
do so. For places with trees where construction has been done, whenever
possible we are moving trees to a local nursery for preservation and
eventual replanting. We are trying to be good stewards of these wonders
of God's creation!

Have a good weekend,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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World Cup Final Pot Luck Party!!! - July 9
---------------------------------------------
July 9, 2006
2:30 P.M.
Sturtevant

If you are a Football (Soccer to we Americans) fan or are just a World
Cup watcher or don't care for it, but won't pass up a chance for a party
with food, then have we got a plan for you.

A WORLD CUP FINAL POT LUCK PARTY!!!

We will be projecting the Final game on the big screen in the Student
Lounge, in High Definition! The party starts at 2:30 PM, the game at
2:55 PM.

Bring something to share; this includes food, friends and family. Our
party is for students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends of ANTS, friends
of friends of ANTS...

See you there!

Sponsored by the Student Association.

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

---------------
Gospel Night - Boston Pops - June 25
----------------
June 25, 2006 8:00 PM
Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Tickets $17.00 - $74.00 Charles Floyd, conductor
There's only one chance this season to experience one of the Pops' most
inspiring shows, Gospel Night! At the heart of this moving performance
is the Boston Pops Gospel Choir whose anthems, hymns and songs are sure
to raise the rafters - and your spirits.

ANTS alum Laura LaPointe will be featured in a duet! She reports that
tickets go quickly...

It's easy--and safe--to purchase tickets on www.bso.org. The online
ticketing system is available 24 hours a day and uses a secure server.
Tickets are not refundable. All sales are final. There is a $5.00 per
ticket service fee for online Pops, ticket orders.

-----------------------------------------
Attention all summer dorm residents of Andover Newton!!
-----------------------------------------
Mark your calendars: Wednesday, July 5th at 5:30pm; Sturtevant Lounge

Faith Youth Institute 2006 will be during the dates of July 8-16. Come
to a meeting on July 5th at 5:30pm to learn about Faith Youth Institute
this summer! Pose any questions you may have about sharing the
residential community this summer. FYI director Alex Kern and program
administrator Matt Carriker will be at this meeting to discuss any
questions or concerns that you may have. See you there! Snacks will be
provided!

Faith Youth Institute
July 8-16, 2006,
fyi@ants.edu
800-964-2687 x267
www.ants.edu/learning/fyi

---------------------------------------
"Blessed Are You" (Matthew 5:1-12):
Faith Youth Institute (FYI) 2006, July 8-16, 2006
----------------------------------------
A nine-day summer adventure in faith, theology, service, community, and
transformation!

Do you know youth between 15-18 years old who are: seeking to explore
faith more deeply; looking to exercise their spiritual gifts,
leadership, and possible vocational callings; eager to build new,
meaningful friendships and community; and excited about putting faith
into action and making a difference in the world through urban
service-learning? If so, please encourage them to apply for Faith Youth
Institute: a seminary and urban immersion adventure of a lifetime! FYI
provides an opportunity for youth to ask difficult questions, create and
lead exciting worship services, do meaningful community service work
with the homeless community and dynamic urban ministries, and have more
fun than you can imagine! Our theme for the week will be the Beatitudes
in Matthew 5:1-12. Encourage youth to apply soon! There are only
several spaces remaining!

Also, save the date of Saturday, July 15, 7:00pm, in the Meetinghouse.
FYI's closing Celebration of Blessedness is a multimedia extravaganza,
featuring music, student filmmaking, poetry, arts, spoken word, drama,
and dance. All are welcome!

For: Ages 15-18
Location: Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre,
Massachusetts
Dates: July 8-16, 2006
Cost: sliding scale to $650, depending on income; scholarships
available, churches are encouraged to assist youth in attending
Deadline: rolling admission, the sooner the better!
Contact: Matt Carriker: 800-964-2687 x267 or fyi@ants.edu, or Alex
Kern, x313, akern@ants.edu
Do visit our website: http://www.ants.edu/learning/fyi

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, June 20, 2006

In this message
- Temporary Housing Coordinator
- World Cup Final Pot Luck Party!!! - July 9
- A Festival of Hymns: Unlocking the Mysteries - June 25
- Crazy Faith: A Festival of Biblical Stories - June 27
- Evangelical Fellowship Meeting - June 21
- Student Computer Lab Closed - Thursday, June 22
- Library Catalog Down - June 19-25

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Temporary Housing Coordinator
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It gives me great pleasure to announce that Jennifer Shaw has agreed to serve as the Interim Housing Coordinator while we conduct a search to replace Pilar Rodriguez. A Special Student at ANTS, Jennifer brings over ten years' experience in a wide range of executive support duties to the position. I hope you will make a point of dropping by and welcoming Jennifer as she learns this new position.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

---------------------------------------------
World Cup Final Pot Luck Party!!! - July 9
---------------------------------------------
July 9, 2006
2:30 P.M.
Sturtevant

If you are a Football (Soccer to we Americans) fan or are just a World Cup watcher or don't care for it, but won't pass up a chance for a party with food, then have we got a plan for you.

A WORLD CUP FINAL POT LUCK PARTY!!!

We will be projecting the Final game on the big screen in the Student Lounge, in High Definition! The party starts at 2:30 PM, the game at 2:55 PM.

Bring something to share; this includes food, friends and family. Our party is for students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends of ANTS, friends of friends of ANTS...

See you there!

Sponsored by the Student Association.

Contact: Len Hayward
Email: LHayward@ants.edu

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A Festival of Hymns: Unlocking the Mysteries - June 25
----------------------------------------------------
with Professor Del Case

The Meetinghouse
Sunday evening, June 25, 2006
7:30 - 9:15 p.m.

In conjunction with the Summer Institute for Worship and the Arts, we are delighted to invite you to participate in this free-standing public event, a hymn sing with composer, conductor, and professor of music, Dr. Del Case. Registration at the door; $10 fee, or $15 for this and the Tuesday evening event, "Crazy Faith: A Festival of Biblical Storytelling," with Rev. Susan Smith. For further information about these events, please contact the program administrator, Ms. Erica Baron, at: (617) 964-1100, ext. 228.

Lifting our voices together to God is one of the most joyous but also mysterious experiences of the Christian life. When we sing as a community, the great songs of the Christian tradition become something more powerful than the sum of their words and music. While most of us can articulate why the words of a particular song are meaningful for us, we are often at a loss when we try to explain exactly what the music contributes to our worship experience. Through lecture, discussion, and of course singing, participants in this evening workshop will begin to unlock the mysteries of great hymns by learning how to hear, appreciate, and explain the interaction of language and music. No musical experience is necessary; just bring your singing voice!

Delvyn Case, assistant professor of music at Eastern Nazarene College, is a composer, conductor, pianist, educator and scholar. He has presented workshops and lectures on music and Christianity at Harvard Divinity School, Andover Newton Theological School, and Philadelphia Biblical University, among others. He conducts both the Eastern Nazarene College Choral Union, which recently performed Mozart's Requiem with the Kalistos Chamber Orchestra, as well as the 50-member ENC Gospel Choir, which has performed at the Hynes Convention Center and Bank of America Pavilion.

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Crazy Faith: A Festival of Biblical Stories - June 27
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with Susan Smith
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.

Hold onto your hats, and be ready to leave your seats: this will be an "event" you will not want to miss!

Information: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/062706susansmith.htm

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Grad Photos Discount Until June 22
---------------------------------------
Hi Everyone,

Apparently our Commencement photographer is offering a discount to anyone who places an order by June 22. This is FYI. As a reminder, to see the photos please follow his instructions below.

Hope your summers are going well,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Order infromation:

Go to:

http://www.pictage.com and enter in "Andover Newton" in the search for
event field.

You will need to enter their name in the guest book, but then you
will have access to view and purchase images. There are 303 images
posted on the site. They are organized in four categories.

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Evangelical Fellowship Meeting - June 21
--------------------------------------------
Wednesday, June 21
7:00 p.m. in Sturtevant Lounge

Dear brothers and sisters,

The next meeting of the Evangelical Fellowship will be this Wednesday, June 21 at 7pm in Sturtevant Lounge (note the day change). We will be continuing our prayerful study of Isaiah and finalizing the fellowship covenant (copies of the current draft will be provided to attendees). Please join us if you are able.

Many thanks to those who have written with their suggestions for the covenant. Based on the very positive responses we've received from everyone involved it looks like next year is shaping up to be a fruitful and Spirit-filled walk with Christ for us all.

Grace and peace to you in Jesus' name,

Jason Bachand
Irvin Morgan

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Student Computer Lab Closed - Thursday, June 22
----------------------------------------
Thursday, June 22
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Student Computer Lab will be closed on Thursday, June 22 while training for E-learning Instructors is in progress.

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Library Catalog Down - June 19-25
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The Library catalog (including the web catalog) will be down June 19-25 for upgrades and routine maintenance.
The work should be completed by June 26; but call or check web site then for catalog status.

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

Monday, June 19, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, June 19, 2006

In this message
- Grad Photos Discount Until June 22
- Evangelical Fellowship Meeting - June 21
- Student Computer Lab Closed - Thursday, June 22
- Gospel Night - Boston Pops - June 25
- Attention all summer dorm residents of Andover Newton!!
- ANTS Food Pantry

---------------------------------------
Grad Photos Discount Until June 22
---------------------------------------
Hi Everyone,

Apparently our Commencement photographer is offering a discount to
anyone who places an order by June 22. This is FYI. As a reminder, to
see the photos please follow his instructions below.

Hope your summers are going well,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Order infromation:

Go to:

http://www.pictage.com and enter in "Andover Newton" in the search for

event field.

You will need to enter their name in the guest book, but then you
will have access to view and purchase images. There are 303 images
posted on the site. They are organized in four categories.

--------------------------------------------
Evangelical Fellowship Meeting - June 21
--------------------------------------------
Wednesday, June 21
7:00 p.m. in Sturtevant Lounge

Dear brothers and sisters,

The next meeting of the Evangelical Fellowship will be this Wednesday,
June 21 at 7pm in Sturtevant Lounge (note the day change). We will be
continuing our prayerful study of Isaiah and finalizing the fellowship
covenant (copies of the current draft will be provided to attendees).
Please join us if you are able.

Many thanks to those who have written with their suggestions for the
covenant. Based on the very positive responses we've received from
everyone involved it looks like next year is shaping up to be a fruitful
and Spirit-filled walk with Christ for us all.

Grace and peace to you in Jesus' name,

Jason Bachand
Irvin Morgan

----------------------------------------
Student Computer Lab Closed - Thursday, June 22
----------------------------------------
Thursday, June 22
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Student Computer Lab will be closed on Thursday, June 22 while
training for E-learning Instructors is in progress.

---------------
Gospel Night - Boston Pops - June 25
----------------
June 25, 2006 8:00 PM
Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Tickets $17.00 - $74.00 Charles Floyd, conductor
There's only one chance this season to experience one of the Pops' most
inspiring shows, Gospel Night! At the heart of this moving performance
is the Boston Pops Gospel Choir whose anthems, hymns and songs are sure
to raise the rafters - and your spirits.

ANTS alum Laura LaPointe will be featured in a duet! She reports that
tickets go quickly...

It's easy--and safe--to purchase tickets on www.bso.org. The online
ticketing system is available 24 hours a day and uses a secure server.
Tickets are not refundable. All sales are final. There is a $5.00 per
ticket service fee for online Pops, ticket orders.

-----------------------------------------
Attention all summer dorm residents of Andover Newton!!
-----------------------------------------
Mark your calendars: Wednesday, July 5th at 5:30pm; Sturtevant Lounge

Faith Youth Institute 2006 will be during the dates of July 8-16. Come
to a meeting on July 5th at 5:30pm to learn about Faith Youth Institute
this summer! Pose any questions you may have about sharing the
residential community this summer. FYI director Alex Kern and program
administrator Matt Carriker will be at this meeting to discuss any
questions or concerns that you may have. See you there! Snacks will be
provided!

Faith Youth Institute
July 8-16, 2006,
fyi@ants.edu
800-964-2687 x267
www.ants.edu/learning/fyi

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ANTS Food Pantry
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Dear Community Members,

As you know we keep a small food pantry in Sturtevant Hall (on the left
as you enter the student lounge area). This can be very helpful to many
of our students, particularly during the summer months when they don't
have the meal plan. Please remember to bring items for the pantry from
time to time (non-perishable only, please), as you are able. I know
those who need this assistance appreciate it very much.

Thank you,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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

Thursday, June 15, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, June 16, 2006

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Attention all summer dorm residents of Andover Newton!!
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Mark your calendars: Wednesday, July 5th at 5:30pm; Sturtevant Lounge

Faith Youth Institute 2006 will be during the dates of July 8-16. Come
to a meeting on July 5th at 5:30pm to learn about Faith Youth Institute
this summer! Pose any questions you may have about sharing the
residential community this summer. FYI director Alex Kern and program
administrator Matt Carriker will be at this meeting to discuss any
questions or concerns that you may have. See you there! Snacks will
be provided!

Faith Youth Institute
July 8-16, 2006,
fyi@ants.edu
800-964-2687 x267
www.ants.edu/learning/fyi

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"Blessed Are You" (Matthew 5:1-12):
Faith Youth Institute (FYI) 2006, July 8-16, 2006
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A nine-day summer adventure in faith, theology, service, community, and
transformation!

Do you know youth between 15-18 years old who are: seeking to explore
faith more deeply; looking to exercise their spiritual gifts,
leadership, and possible vocational callings; eager to build new,
meaningful friendships and community; and excited about putting faith
into action and making a difference in the world through urban
service-learning? If so, please encourage them to apply for Faith
Youth Institute: a seminary and urban immersion adventure of a lifetime!
FYI provides an opportunity for youth to ask difficult questions,
create and lead exciting worship services, do meaningful community
service work with the homeless community and dynamic urban ministries,
and have more fun than you can imagine! Our theme for the week will be
the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-12. Encourage youth to apply soon!
There are only several spaces remaining!

Also, save the date of Saturday, July 15, 7:00pm, in the Meetinghouse.
FYI's closing Celebration of Blessedness is a multimedia extravaganza,
featuring music, student filmmaking, poetry, arts, spoken word, drama,
and dance. All are welcome!

For: Ages 15-18
Location: Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre,
Massachusetts
Dates: July 8-16, 2006
Cost: sliding scale to $650, depending on income; scholarships
available, churches are encouraged to assist youth in attending
Deadline: rolling admission, the sooner the better!
Contact: Matt Carriker: 800-964-2687 x267 or fyi@ants.edu, or Alex
Kern, x313, akern@ants.edu
Do visit our website: http://www.ants.edu/learning/fyi

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

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, June 14, 2006

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Summer Academic Advisement Coverage
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During the summer months, faculty members may be unavailable to their
student advisees for academic matters. One faculty member is on-call for
each month during this period, serving as an academic advisor for all
students.
They are:

June:
Prof. Sarah Drummond, who may be reached at
sdrummond@ants.edu or 617-964-1100, x230;

July:
Prof. Sze-kar Wan
swan@ants.edu or 617-964-1100, x229;

August:
Prof. Beth Nordbeck
enordbeck@ants.edu or 603-539-6286.

All have promised to return calls or email within twenty-four hours. If
any difficulty is encountered, or in the case of an emergency, please
contact the Academic Dean's Office, 617-964-1100 x214.

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ANTS Food Pantry
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Dear Community Members,

As you know we keep a small food pantry in Sturtevant Hall (on the left
as you enter the student lounge area). This can be very helpful to many
of our students, particularly during the summer months when they don't
have the meal plan. Please remember to bring items for the pantry from
time to time (non-perishable only, please), as you are able. I know
those who need this assistance appreciate it very much.

Thank you,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, June 13, 2006

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Temporary Full-Time Housing Position
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As many of you know, Pilar Rodriguez will be leaving us to return to
her beloved Minnesota. As we go through the process of hiring someone
to replace her I need someone to work in the office full-time. This
would involve approximately 4-6 weeks of work. You would learn the
basics of the position from Pilar, complete these duties while the
search progresses, and then train the new person when he or she is
hired. If you are interested in applying please send me a letter and
resume. I hope to fill this position immediately so you would need to
be able to begin very soon. If you have any questions, let me know.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Evangelical Fellowship Meeting - TONIGHT
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Tuesday June 13th
7pm

The Evangelical Fellowship will be meeting next Tuesday, June 13th at
7pm in the Sturtevant Lounge. We invite all students, faculty, and staff
who wish to devote themselves to Christ and the study of scripture to
join us. Our focus of discussion will be the book of Isaiah.

Contact: EVFellowship@yahoo.com

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Clergy Candidates' Forum - June 15, 2006
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Thursday, June 15, 2006
2:00 p.m.
Old South Church in Boston, UCC

As a member of the clergy in Massachusetts, you are invited to a

Clergy Candidates' Forum

with candidates for the 2006 gubernatorial election:

Christy Mihos
Kerry Healey*
Chris Gabrieli*
Thomas Reilly*
Deval Patrick

Where do the candidates stand on the issues to which the prophetic
biblical tradition calls us to pay special attention?

Join us in this free interfaith opportunity to hear from the candidates
about their views on poverty, public education, social welfare, housing,
health care, immigration, and stewardship of our natural environment.

Moderated by:

Rev. Nick Carter
President
Andover-Newton Theological School

Rev. June Cooper
Executive Director
City Mission Society

Location: Old South Church in Boston

Click here for map.

At the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets, "Copley" stop on the
Green Line.

$6 parking at The Garage at 100 Clarendon. Bring your ticket to the OSC
front desk on arrival.

Sponsors to date:
The Back Bay Clergy Association
Rev William G. Sinkford, President, UUA
Rev. Dr. Steve Sterner, Minister and President, Mass. Conference, UCC
Rev. Hurmon Hamilton, Senior Pastor, Roxbury Presbyterian Church
Rev. Don Wells, President, Massachusetts Bible Society

*Invited, have not yet responded.

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

Monday, June 12, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, June 12, 2006

In this message
- Summer Institute for Worship and the Arts News
- For Your Prayers
- Library Notice
- Evangelical Fellowship Meeting
- Clergy Candidates' Forum - June 15, 2006

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Summer Institute for Worship and the Arts News
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June 25-28, 2006
Sunday - Wednesday

This year's keynoter for the Summer Institute for Worship and the Arts, Professor Don Saliers, had to cancel his participation in this event because of a recent cancer diagnosis and imminent surgery. This is, obviously, a disappointment for us, and indeed for Don, since we have been anticipating his leadership with great anticipation for more than a year.

In the meantime, we have organized a splendid program, which will also address the broad theme of Don's talks, "Worship Come to Life," in various ways. We commence with worship on Sunday, at 4 p.m., led by Ellen Oak, and the evening program, "Festival of Music: Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs," exploring unique traditions and innovations in sacred music, led by Professor Delvyn Case of Eastern Nazarene College (Quincy, MA).

Monday morning's keynote will be given by Professor Richard Ward of Iliff Theological Seminary (Denver, CO), entitled "'Worship is not a performance!' she said: Interrogating 'Performance' as Heuristic Tool." On Tuesday, Professor Stephen Marini of Wellesley College will speak on "America's Worship Wars: Worship, Hymnody, and Public Life." Professor Siobhán Galligan of Yale Divinity School will address the question of "Worship as the Life of God - and Why Participation Matters." Each morning address features a pastor responding, and plenary discussion by participants.

The remainder of the program remains the same: workshops on Monday by Catherine Kapikian of Wesley Seminary (Washington, DC), "Visual Arts as a Sacred Means of Enhancing Worship"; on Tuesday by Susan Smith, "It's Not About Us! Rhythms and Melodies of Preaching," with an added evening event entitled "Crazy Faith: A Festival of Biblical Stories" (also open to the public as a free-standing event); and, on Wednesday by Willie Sordillo, Mark Harvey, and musical friends, on "Expanding the Grammar of Worship through the Creative Use of Jazz and Other Music."

The entire event closes with a festival worship service, with a host of musicians, preaching by Rev. Mary Luti, and communion.

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

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For Your Prayers
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Dear ANTS Friends:

You may have heard that Reverend Canon Peter George Southwell-Sander passed away last week. With our email system's dilemmas last week, I want to make sure that word is out. Today I received the details for the June 18th Memorial Service. Please scroll down to read more.

Reverend Canon Southwell-Sander's passing is keenly felt on the hill. Let us keep him and his family, especially his wife, Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor, in our thoughts and prayers.

Peace,

Kerrie

June 12, 2006

Dear Friends:

A Memorial Service in Thanksgiving and Celebration of the Life of the Reverend Canon Peter George Southwell-Sander will be held on Sunday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Old South Church in Boston, 645 Boylston Street (Corner of Dartmouth and Boylston Streets at the Copley T Station), Boston, Massachusetts 02116. Clergy are invited to robe and process (meet in Old South's Gordon Chapel at 1:30 p.m. to robe).

For travel/parking information visit www.oldsouth.org.

Peter's family invites all to a reception following the service in Old South's Mary Norton Hall.

Death Notice:

SOUTHWELL-SANDER, Peter Rev. Canon - of Boston on June 7, 2006. Peter is survived by his loving wife, Rev. Nancy S. Taylor of Boston and four children of whom he was very proud: Matthew Southwell and his partner Mandy Milsom, Duncan Southwell-Sander, Miranda Southwell-Sander, Benjamin Southwell and his partner Hazel Cripps, and two granddaughters, Josephine Southwell-Sander and Abi Southwell all of England. Peter read English at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and Theology at Westcott House, Cambridge. He was ordained a priest of the Church of England at Canterbury Cathedral and served parishes in and around London. A lover of art and music, both secular and sacred, Peter was a teacher of homiletics (preaching) and authored books on Italian opera. He held credentials in the United Church of Christ and the Episcopal Church in America and was a Residentiary Canon Emeritus of Chelmsford Cathedral, England. His enthusiasm for life, and his interest in people, touched and impressed those who knew him. He will be sorely missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Old South Church in Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Old South Church in Boston, 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.

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Library Notice
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Plan ahead!
The Library catalog (including the web catalog) will be down June 19-25 for upgrades and routine maintenance.
The work should be completed by June 26; but call or check web site then for catalog status.

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Evangelical Fellowship Meeting
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Tuesday June 13th
7pm

The Evangelical Fellowship will be meeting next Tuesday, June 13th at 7pm in the Sturtevant Lounge. We invite all students, faculty, and staff who wish to devote themselves to Christ and the study of scripture to join us. Our focus of discussion will be the book of Isaiah.

Contact: EVFellowship@yahoo.com

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Clergy Candidates' Forum - June 15, 2006
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Thursday, June 15, 2006
2:00 p.m.
Old South Church in Boston, UCC

As a member of the clergy in Massachusetts, you are invited to a

Clergy Candidates' Forum

with candidates for the 2006 gubernatorial election:

Christy Mihos
Kerry Healey*
Chris Gabrieli*
Thomas Reilly*
Deval Patrick

Where do the candidates stand on the issues to which the prophetic biblical tradition calls us to pay special attention?

Join us in this free interfaith opportunity to hear from the candidates about their views on poverty, public education, social welfare, housing, health care, immigration, and stewardship of our natural environment.

Moderated by:

Rev. Nick Carter
President
Andover-Newton Theological School

Rev. June Cooper
Executive Director
City Mission Society

Location: Old South Church in Boston

At the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets, "Copley" stop on the Green Line.

$6 parking at The Garage at 100 Clarendon. Bring your ticket to the OSC front desk on arrival.

Sponsors to date:
The Back Bay Clergy Association
Rev William G. Sinkford, President, UUA
Rev. Dr. Steve Sterner, Minister and President, Mass. Conference, UCC
Rev. Hurmon Hamilton, Senior Pastor, Roxbury Presbyterian Church
Rev. Don Wells, President, Massachusetts Bible Society

*Invited, have not yet responded.

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

Friday, June 09, 2006

ANTS Student E-News- Friday, June 9, 2006

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Found at the Library
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Lost and Found-

Someone left a personal journal in the Library copier room. Please
inquire at Library Circulation Desk.

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Evangelical Fellowship Meeting
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Tuesday June 13th
7pm

The Evangelical Fellowship will be meeting next Tuesday, June 13th at
7pm in the Sturtevant Lounge. We invite all students, faculty, and staff
who wish to devote themselves to Christ and the study of scripture to
join us. Our focus of discussion will be the book of Isaiah.

Contact: EVFellowship@yahoo.com

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Library Notice
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Plan ahead!

The Library catalog (including the web catalog) will be down June 19-25
for upgrades and routine maintenance.

The work should be completed by June 26; but call or check web site
then for catalog status.

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GLANTS: Boston Pride - June 10
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Boston Pride
June 10
11:30 am
Meeting at Old South Church in Boston

Come join GLANTS as we carry the Andover Newton banner in Boston Pride!
We'll be marching with the contingent of UCC churches, meeting at Old
South between 11:30 and 12. All members of the Andover Newton community
are invited to join us. If you have questions, contact Erica Baron at
ebaron@ants.edu or ericapbaron@hotmail.com.
Hope to see you there!

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

Thursday, June 08, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, June 8, 2006

In this message
- Report on Deferred Maintenance
- Clergy Candidates' Forum - June 15, 2006
- Becoming Fire: Spiritual Writing from Rising Generations
- Save the Date - BTI Dinner and Lecture - Tuesday October 3
- Library Notice
- GLANTS: Boston Pride - June 10

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Report on Deferred Maintenance
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Dear ANTS Students,

I am writing to give you an update on some of the many investments we've made this year to the physical plant of ANTS. Some of these you've probably seen and many of them are in areas out of public view. Each year we are working to gradually "catch up" on the deferred maintenance needs of the campus and I want you to be aware of our progress on this front. This year the school will spend about $350,000 on deferred maintenance projects alone. I've listed below many of the projects the Building and Grounds staff completed or are about to complete this year.

The "obvious" work includes:
Fuller Hall: Painting all hallways, foyers, and doors; installed fire extinguishers in all rooms
Kendall: Painting all foyers, installed fire extinguishers in all rooms
Fuller/Kendall: Cleaning out central area of study room to create a Kendall/Fuller lounge and community space, installed new carpet and furniture
Appleton Chase: installed new carpet on 2nd floor and replaced refrigerator in the 2nd floor kitchen, replaced 2 rotted windows
Farwell: Complete rebuilding of 2 showers, changed outside door key for all residents
Herrick: Painted the laundry room, entry ways, children's play room; installed fire extinguishers in all rooms, roofing repairs were done on the back side to stop leaking, and CO detectors were also installed in each apartment.
Sturtevant: Painting the men's and women's bathrooms and the floor downstairs, along with the hallway. FYI, before we could do any painting in Sturtevant we had to spend $60,000 to fix the roof so it wouldn't leak and ruin what painting was done! So the roof was replaced as well and will now allow more painting.
Stoddard: Fixed front doors so they open more easily, elevator repairs
Davis: Replacing all existing door handles with ADA approved handles, new paper towel dispensers in all restrooms (which will save us 20% on our paper usage so they are a good move, ecologically)
Recycling: B&G is working with the ecology ministry to get recycling of paper on campus. Recycling stations will probably be located in back of the Meeting House sometime this month. B&G is also working on a recycling station for cans, bottles, and plastic.
Dabney: installed carpeting on main floor and repainted throughout
Noyes Hall: replaced the old heating and air conditioning unit that is used in the cafe dinning area.
Library: Fixed library threshold to solve flooding problems and repaved the whole front entrance with new bricks, and a large area on the main floor was painted last summer
Chapel: installed emergency lights and exit signs
In addition, hard-wired CO2 detectors were installed in residence halls in accordance with MA law, and all our fire escapes were inspected and we are in the process of getting our certification for them.

The "not so obvious" work includes:
Spending $150,000 on necessary upgrades to the campus heating system (replacing 100 feet of steam line, replacing oil lines, and more)

All of these repairs and improvements are aimed at making the campus a better place to live, and even more are planned for next year. I will give you an annual report on these items.

Let me know if you have any questions,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Clergy Candidates' Forum - June 15, 2006
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Thursday, June 15, 2006
2:00 p.m.
Old South Church in Boston, UCC

As a member of the clergy in Massachusetts, you are invited to a

Clergy Candidates' Forum

with candidates for the 2006 gubernatorial election:

Christy Mihos
Kerry Healey*
Chris Gabrieli*
Thomas Reilly*
Deval Patrick

Where do the candidates stand on the issues to which the prophetic biblical tradition calls us to pay special attention?

Join us in this free interfaith opportunity to hear from the candidates about their views on poverty, public education, social welfare, housing, health care, immigration, and stewardship of our natural environment.

Moderated by:

Rev. Nick Carter
President
Andover-Newton Theological School

Rev. June Cooper
Executive Director
City Mission Society

Location: Old South Church in Boston

Click here for map.

At the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets, "Copley" stop on the Green Line.

$6 parking at The Garage at 100 Clarendon. Bring your ticket to the OSC front desk on arrival.

Sponsors to date:
The Back Bay Clergy Association
Rev William G. Sinkford, President, UUA
Rev. Dr. Steve Sterner, Minister and President, Mass. Conference, UCC
Rev. Hurmon Hamilton, Senior Pastor, Roxbury Presbyterian Church
Rev. Don Wells, President, Massachusetts Bible Society

*Invited, have not yet responded.

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Becoming Fire: Spiritual Writing from Rising Generations
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Andover Newton Publications announces the publication of Becoming Fire: Spiritual Writing from Rising Generations, edited by Alexander Levering Kern. Kern serves on the staff and adjunct faculty at Andover Newton Theological School, where he directs the Faith Youth Institute.

Becoming Fire is an anthology of spiritual writing from Generations X and Y and their mentors. The collection includes essays, fiction, poems, and sermons from both emerging writers and established, award-winning authors. It provides a perfect resource for ministers, educators, young adults, and readers of contemporary literature.

View excerpts from the book and download an order form online at:
http://www.ants.edu/about/publications/other/060806becomingfire.htm

$12.95, 1-4 copies
$10.95 orders of 5-9
$9.95 for 10 or more

All proceeds benefit the Faith Youth Institute.

To order, call 800-964-2687, ext. 267 or e-mail fyi@ants.edu.

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Save the Date - BTI Dinner and Lecture - Tuesday October 3
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Dear Friends and Colleagues:

As you continue with planning for the next academic year, please be sure to save the date of October 3 for the annual BTI dinner and lecture, this year to be co-hosted with Episcopal Divinity School. Our theme and general venue is as follows:

From Conflict to Communion:

Exploring a Sabbath Way of Life

Tuesday - October 3, 2006

Host: Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass. together with

the Schools of the Boston Theological Institute

and the National Lord's Day Alliance

Featuring: Marva Dawn, The Sense of the Call. A Sabbath Way of Life for Those Who Serve God, the Church, and the World (Eerdmans, 2006); and Tom Porter, ed., From Conflict to Communion (Methodist Press, 2006).

As we begin to look to the end of this academic year, I want to offer a special word of gratitude to each of you for the continuing support and vision you offer for our common theological work through this consortium.

Sincerely,

Rodney L. Petersen, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Boston Theological Institute
Sturtevant Hall, 210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Phone: 617.527.4880; Fax: 617.527.1073
Email: Petersen@bostontheological.org
Website: www.bostontheological.org

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Library Notice
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Plan ahead!
The Library catalog (including the web catalog) will be down June 19-25 for upgrades and routine maintenance.
The work should be completed by June 26; but call or check web site then for catalog status.

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GLANTS: Boston Pride - June 10
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Boston Pride
June 10
11:30 am
Meeting at Old South Church in Boston

Come join GLANTS as we carry the Andover Newton banner in Boston Pride! We'll be marching with the contingent of UCC churches, meeting at Old South between 11:30 and 12. All members of the Andover Newton community are invited to join us. If you have questions, contact Erica Baron at ebaron@ants.edu or ericapbaron@hotmail.com.
Hope to see you there!

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

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, June 6, 2006

In this message
- Library Notice
- GLANTS: Boston Pride - June 10
- CPE Openings
- How to Stop Genocide in Darfur - June 7, 2006
- Summer Art Night - Thursdays
- REMINDER: Blackboard Going Away - June 30

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Library Notice
------------------------------------------
Plan ahead!

The Library catalog (including the web catalog) will be down June 19-25
for upgrades and routine maintenance.

The work should be completed by June 26; but call or check web site
then for catalog status.

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GLANTS: Boston Pride - June 10
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Boston Pride
June 10
11:30 am
Meeting at Old South Church in Boston

Come join GLANTS as we carry the Andover Newton banner in Boston Pride!
We'll be marching with the contingent of UCC churches, meeting at Old
South between 11:30 and 12. All members of the Andover Newton community
are invited to join us. If you have questions, contact Erica Baron at
ebaron@ants.edu or ericapbaron@hotmail.com.
Hope to see you there!

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CPE Openings
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New England Baptist Hospital has 2 more openings in each of the
following CPE units:

Fall Intensive, begins mid-September and ends just before Christmas
2006-2007 Extended unit, begins mid-September 2006 and ends last week
of April 2007
Mandatory group sessions are every Wednesday morning, and each intern
is required to complete 400 hours of clinical experience to receive
credit for the unit. Tuition for the unit is $50 for a non-refundable
application fee and $950 due the first week of the session.

Interested applicants should go to acpe.edu, download and complete the
application. Send the completed application, plus a $50 application fee,
to:

Marie Nolan
Department of Psychology and Pastoral Care
New England Baptist Hospital
125 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02120

Linda Stetter, Assistant to
Dr. Eleftheria Sidiropoulou, CPE Supervisor

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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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REMINDER: 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