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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, June 26, 2007

In this message:


- From the Registrar's office
- Cafateria open July 8-15 for meals
- Zipcar
- Library hours notice
- Thank You from Bob Pazmiño and his extended family
- IFYI: Summer dorm residents of Andover Newton

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From the Registrar's office
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July 24, By this date, registration information packets should be received by students.

July 30 - August 17, Registration period for Fall semester.

http://www.ants.edu/catalog/AcademicCalendar0708-long.pdf

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Cafateria open July 8-15 for meals
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The cafateria will be open July 8-15 for meals. Hours of operations will be
7:30 breakfast
12:30 lunch
6:30 dinner
we will not be serving dinner on Thursday July 12th.
We also will not be serving dinner on the 15th.
Thankyou Liz Bostwick Cafe manager x303


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Zipcar
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Greetings from Student Services!

Recently we have been looking into having a Zipcar here on ANTS campus. Zipcar is a new way to reduce the amount of cars on the road and provide transportation for those who need it. Zipcars are self-service cars that you can rent for an hour, afternoon or weekend. Everything (gas, maintenance and insurance) is included. You can reserve the car online or over the phone. You have access to the cars by using your zipcard. You can find more information on their website: http://www.zipcar.com/ .

If this is a service you would like to have on campus, please let us know. As a campus we would need to have a total use of 200 to 250 hours per month to have a car on campus. Would you use this service and if so how often? If we think we can meet the minimum number of hours, we will get a Zipcar - but that means we need to hear from you. Please email stuservices@ants.edu with your thoughts and a guestimate of how many hours you might use a Zipcar in a week or month.

Thank you!


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Library hours notice
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Library summer schedule:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday* 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday** 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

* The library and all school offices close at 1:00 on Fridays in July and August.
** Tuesday, July 3, the library closes at 4:30 p.m.


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Thank You from Bob Pazmiño and his extended family
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Bob Pazmiño and his extended family express appreciation to the ANTS community for all the prayers, cards and other remembrances shared upon the death of Bob's mom, Laura Ruth Pazmiño, on June 13th. She led a full and faithful life that we celebrate.


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IFYI: Summer dorm residents of Andover Newton
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Mark your calendars:
Thursday, June 28th at 6:30pm
Sturtevant Lounge

Inter-Faith Youth Initiative 2007 will be during the dates of July 7-15. Come to a meeting on Thursday, June 28th at 6:30pm to learn about Inter-Faith Youth Initiative this summer! Pose any questions you may have about sharing the residential community this summer.

I-FYI program administrator Matt Carriker will be at this meeting to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have.

Snacks will be provided!

ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman
enews@ants.edu

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, June 20, 2007

In this message:


- Reminder: Sze-kar Wan's Farewell Reception Tommorow

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Reminder: Sze-kar Wan's Farewell Reception
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Our farewell reception for Sze-kar Wan will be held on Thursday, June
21st at 4 pm in the Peck Room.

Please be there to express your appreciation for Sze-kar's
contributions to ANTS and to wish Sze-kar the very best as he enters
this period of transition.

Bill Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty

ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman
enews@ants.edu

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, June 19, 2007

In this message:


- Professor Pazmino
- Edie Howe appointed Special Assistant to the President for Interreligious Programs
- Bookstore information
- Courses that Meet the Engaging Oppressings Requirement in 2007-2008
- IFYI: Summer dorm residents of Andover Newton

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Professor Pazmino
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Friends,

Mrs. Laura Pazmino, mother of Professor Robert Pazmino, passed away last Wednesday, June 13 in Red Bank, New Jersey. Mrs. Pazmino was 86 and had been ill for some time. Funeral services are being held tonight in Red Bank and the burial tomorrow morning in Long Island, New York.

We ask that Bob and his family remain in your thoughts and prayers. Contact information for notes or cards is:

109 Herrick Circle
Newton Centre, MA 02459
wpazmino@ants.edu

Thank you.


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Edie Howe appointed Special Assistant to the President for Interreligious Programs
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Today President Nick Carter named Ms. Edie Howe to the position of Special Assistant to the President for Interreligious Programs. In this capacity Ms. Howe will provide information and counsel to the President and the Dean on all interreligious activities that are relevant to Andover Newton's mission; offer administrative leadership for all endorsed activities, including groups like the ANTS-Hebrew College Coordinating Council, JOTH, and ICPL; serve, when authorized, as the spokesperson and representative of the School for interreligious programs and activities; maximize communications and understanding for the Andover Newton community; and assist in other activities which will help establish Andover Newton as a leader in interreligious program and formation. The position reports to the President and is unpaid. In this capacity Edie serves a role played by Dr. George Sinclair.

Edie left a successful law practice in Boston to come to Andover Newton. Her first day of classes was September 11, 2001. Deeply committed to interfaith understanding and reconciliation, Edie has been a leader on the ANTS campus with programs like JOTH and the emergence of many of the other activities with Hebrew College. She was also the founder of a women's discussion program called "The Daughters of Abraham." Just recently, Edie was awarded the Rabbi Rothman Award for her work in promoting Jewish-Christian understanding. Edie's master's thesis, under the direction of Dr. Greg Mobley, is attempting to develop a national typology of interreligious programs.

President Carter said, "I am pleased that Edie has agreed to take on this important leadership role. Her intelligence, insight and commitment will be of great value to the School and to me as we continue to explore the frontier of interreligious dialogue and work. I hope everyone will support her in this pivotal role."


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Bookstore information
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Unsold textbooks for summer courses are now being returned to publishers. Be sure you have the books you need for completing course assignments.

As the bookstore prepares for transition to ownership by the school (effective July1), please note the following:

1) No special orders will be placed the remainder of June.

2) The bookstore will close from July 2 - July 20 to allow for taking of inventory and staff vacation. Joyce Simon will return on July 23 to work on textbook orders and to pack for the move into Upper Noyes Hall in late July.

3) The bookstore will reopen for sales on or about August 1.

If you are on campus in late July, would you be willing to volunteer to help us move? Furniture and shelving will be moved by Buildings and Grounds or professional movers. We are looking for a book brigade to help us move the smaller items. If you can help please email Joyce at bookstore@ants.edu. We have three eager volunteers already signed up.


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Courses that Meet the Engaging Oppressings Requirement in 2007-2008
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Dear Students,

If you seek to meet your Engaging Oppressions Renewal Area requirement this year, please note that the following options are available to you:

Year-long (alternate weeks)
INTE 601Y Justice Matters
Fall
PSYC 730/830F LGBT Pastoral Care and Counseling
Winterim/January
FHSP 759W Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey
Spring
THEO 672S Faith and Justice: Liberation Theologies in the US

Best of luck in your planning,

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School


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IFYI: Summer dorm residents of Andover Newton
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Mark your calendars:
Thursday, June 28th at 6:30pm
Sturtevant Lounge

Inter-Faith Youth Initiative 2007 will be during the dates of July 7-15. Come to a meeting on Thursday, June 28th at 6:30pm to learn about Inter-Faith Youth Initiative this summer! Pose any questions you may have about sharing the residential community this summer.

I-FYI program administrator Matt Carriker will be at this meeting to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have.

Snacks will be provided!

ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman
enews@ants.edu

Friday, June 15, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, June 15, 2007

In this message:


- Courses that Meet the Engaging Oppressings Requirement in 2007-2008
- IFYI: Summer dorm residents of Andover Newton
- New student worker positions in the Information Technology department
at ANTS

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Courses that Meet the Engaging Oppressings Requirement in 2007-2008
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Dear Students,

If you seek to meet your Engaging Oppressions Renewal Area requirement
this year, please note that the following options are available to you:

Year-long (alternate weeks)
INTE 601Y Justice Matters
Fall
PSYC 730/830F LGBT Pastoral Care and Counseling
Winterim/January
FHSP 759W Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey
Spring
THEO 672S Faith and Justice: Liberation Theologies in the US

Best of luck in your planning,

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School


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IFYI: Summer dorm residents of Andover Newton
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Mark your calendars:
Thursday, June 28th at 6:30pm
Sturtevant Lounge

Inter-Faith Youth Initiative 2007 will be during the dates of July
7-15. Come to a meeting on Thursday, June 28th at 6:30pm to learn about
Inter-Faith Youth Initiative this summer! Pose any questions you may
have about sharing the residential community this summer.

I-FYI program administrator Matt Carriker will be at this meeting to
discuss any questions or concerns that you may have.

Snacks will be provided!


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New student worker positions in the Information Technology department
at ANTS
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Dear Students,

We are looking to fill 2 new student worker positions starting on July
2nd. These 2 positions would each work from July 2nd - Sept. 1st at
15-17.5 Hrs/Wk, and then would each work 10-15 Hrs/Wk for the 2007-2008
school year. Interested applicants should be available to work starting
around the July 2nd time frame and should have some working knowledge of
how to use and troubleshoot computers. These positions will help staff
the IT Help Desk, so customer service experience is also helpful. Any
interested students should send their resume to Brian Eastman,
beastman@ants.edu ,by Wednesday June 20th.

Thank You,
Brian Eastman
Manager of Information Technology
beastman@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x301


ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman
enews@ants.edu

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, June 12, 2007

In this message:


- Bookstore hours for today 6/12

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- Bookstore hours for today 6/12
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The bookstore will close from 12-2 pm today and reopen from 2-5.

Also note:

$10,000 worth of books are on sale at discounts from 30-70%. Stop in
and take a look; you may find just the book you've been looking for.
There are commentaries, music books, books on art as well as practical
ministry. There is music, silver jewelry, icons--items that make
special gifts. Come on in.


ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman
enews@ants.edu

Friday, June 08, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, June 08, 2007

In this message:


- Wilson Chapel access
- Movie Pre-views for Herzog Summer Class
- BGLANTS marching in the Boston Pride Parade Saturday (June 9)
- (Hebrew College Exhibt) From Haven to Home: Three Hundred and Fifty Years of Jewish Life in America

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Wilson Chapel access
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Several folks have asked about what hours the new Wilson will be open and how space may be scheduled. Generally the building will be open whenever classes are in session - similar to the library - and then regular stated hours at other times. First priority will be given to faculty and regular classes although spaces like the meditation room will always be open to anyone for prayer. Look for a formal schedule and guidelines to be published in the next week or so.

At the moment the chapel has remained closed because work is still continuing (fixing a problem with the air conditioning and installing the new sound system). This should all be done by the end of this week.

Thanks for your patience.

N.


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Movie Pre-views for Herzog Summer Class
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The ANTS Film and Television Fellowship will be pre-viewing movies for Dr. Herzog's class on Theology and Human Dilemas in Film.

Anyone else who may not be taking the class is also welcome to join us in Sturtevant Lounge. Movies will begin promptly at 6pm on the following dates:

Sunday, June 10 - Paradise Road
Monday, June 11 - Shawshank Redemption
Tuesday, June 12 - The Majestic
Wenesday, June 13 - The Trip to Bountiful
Thursday, June 14 - A River Runs Through It

Sunday, June 17 - The Notebook
Monday, June 18 - The Horse Whisperer
Tuesday, June 19 - Antwone Fisher
Wednesday, June 20 - Amistad
Thursday, June 21 - The Emperor's Club

Any questions, please contact Carol Hayward - chayward@ants.edu


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BGLANTS marching in the Boston Pride Parade Saturday (June 9)
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BGLANTS (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian,Allies 'n Transgender Students at ANTS) will be marching in the Boston Pride Parade next Saturday (June 9). Please join us! Contact Erica Baron at ericapbaron@hotmail.com for details.


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(Hebrew College Exhibt) From Haven to Home: Three Hundred and Fifty Years of Jewish Life in America
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Using Materials drawn from the Library of Congress and other major collections, From Haven to Home presents a fascinating opportunity to trace the American Jewish journey from persecution to participation, from the original 23 refugees who landed in 1654 to today's extraordinary and diverse Jewish Community. From Haven to Home is presented with a special Boston accent, and is now located at the American Jewish Historical Society facilities at Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts.

The following items are just a sampling of the historical treasures owned by the Library of Congress and reproduced in this intriguing exhibit: a 1735 Hebrew grammar book-required for every Harvard College freshman at the time; an 1863 petition protesting General Ulysses S. Grant's decision to expel all Jews from Kentucky and Tennessee during the Civil War; and a handwritten version of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America."

The exhibit, which was formally on display at the John J. Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston through January 2006, shows why Jews from around the world began traveling to America in 1654: to seek refuge from persecution, discrimination and legal barriers to their security and advancement. The exhibition also documents the ways in which Jews made America their home and enumerates their contributions to the nations developing values and institutions.

Boston Jewish History receives attention throughout the exhibit. Most notable are portraits of Moses Michael Hayes, founder of the Bank of Boston; Judah and Abraham Touro, major donors to the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Bunker Hill Monument, and views of Jewish Neighborhoods along Blue Hill Avenue in the 1930s and 1940s.

The Wyner Center of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) at Hebrew College functions as the New England regional headquarters of AJHS, the nation's oldest historical organization. The Society's facility at the college serves as the repository for the documentary record of Jewish life in the Greater Boston Area, and the home of the reference library of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston. The Society's extensive holdings include personal papers, organizational papers, photographs, reports and other materials for researching the history of the Jewish community of Boston.

The Society is located in the Gann Library wing of the College, directly across the hall from the Hebrew College Library. Visiting hours are from 9-4 Monday through Thursday and 9 *12:30 on Friday

ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman
enews@ants.edu

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, June 05, 2007

In this message:


- African/Caribbean dance on the Quad on Thursday, June 7th, from
1-2pm
- BGLANTS marching in the Boston Pride Parade next Saturday (June 9)
- MACUCC Confirmation Retreat Dates 2007-2008


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African/Caribbean dance on the Quad on Thursday, June 7th, from 1-2pm.
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ANTS Summer Students and Faculty and Staff:

Help us welcome in the summer with an hour of African/Caribbean dance!
Join us on the Quad on Thursday, June 7th, from 1-2pm. No shoes are
required (or desired) for this free workshop. All experience levels are
welcome--in fact only a willingness to move and be joyful are needed.
Wear a lapa, shorts, or other lightweight loose clothing. Bring a small
towel and water bottle and be prepared to sweat! We'll be on the grass,
under the trees.

Rain/heat alternative site: The Meetinghouse.

Questions: E-mail Regina Boyd at rboyd@ants.edu. Feel free to bring a
friend.


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BGLANTS marching in the Boston Pride Parade next Saturday (June 9)
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BGLANTS (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian,Allies 'n Transgender Students at ANTS)
will be marching in the Boston Pride Parade next Saturday (June 9).
Please join us! Contact Erica Baron at ericapbaron@hotmail.com for
details.


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MACUCC Confirmation Retreat Dates 2007-2008
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Dear Andover Newton,

Confirmation retreat dates are now set. We've added a new location and
an additional
retreat at the Grotonwood Conference Center. Our facilitators, Heather
Ramsey and
Matt Carriker, are excited about leading the program and past
participants will tell
you that the MACUCC Confirmation retreats "rock!"

Registration begins August 1, 2007

Confirmands at Craigville

Oct. 19-20 Craigville Conf. Ctr.
Nov. 2-3 Grotonwood Conf. Ctr.
Feb. 8-9 Grotonwood Conf. Ctr.
NEW!!!March 14-15 at the MACUCC-Framingham
April 11-12 Craigville Conf. Ctr.

Over the summer, contact your prospective Confirmands and give them
your proposed
schedule for Confirmation Class 07-08 and be sure to include a retreat
sponsored
by the MACUCC in your plans.
Sincerely,
Your Educational Ministries Team,
Susan Dickerman and Cindy Bolton

Massachusetts Conference, UCC
The Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ

ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman
enews@ants.edu