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Friday, July 27, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, July 27, 2007

In this message:


- UUCANS Seeks Officers
- Furniture Requests from New Students
- Campus Student Jobs
- Volunteer: Dec. MA Conference for Women

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UUCANS Seeks Officers
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The Unitarian Universalist Community of Andover
Newton Students (UUCANS) is seeking UU students
who wish to answer a call to leadership in its
organization. Any who wish to run as candidates
for President, Vice-President, Secretary or
Treasurer are invited to contact Erica Baron
(ericapbaron@hotmail.com). Elections are planned
for the fall and will be conducted through UUCANS'
online group on Yahoo. If you are not already a
member of this online group, please sign up by
going to groups.yahoo.com/group/uucans or by
contacting Glenn King (gking@ants.edu).

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Furniture Requests from New Students
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Friends,

We will have several families moving to ANTS from overseas in September. It's tough to get furniture in those overhead bins so if anyone has any of the following furniture/house hold items they are willing to loan or donate, please contact the Housing Office:

Family #1
A queen bed (or double bed)
Twin bed (for a 4 year old)
A kitchen table (and chairs)
A study desk (or two) and office chairs
Coffee table/ small tables (for a microwave or tv)
A couch or loveseat
Rocking chair or recliner
Any lamps (desk, torch, bedside)
Dressers for clothes
Appliances (blender, microwave, tv, radio, alarm clock, etc.)
A box or two for files
Laundry baskets

Family #2
Bed (Full or Twin)
Desk
Chair
Book shelf
Standing lamp
Microwave


Amelia O'Dowd
Housing & Facilities Coordinator
voice: 617-964-1100 x261
fax: 617-965-3528
email: AODowd@ants.edu


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Campus Student Jobs
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Make a Difference in the Lives of Future ANTS Colleagues--Work in Admissions!!

We are looking for a Student Assistant to work in the Admissions Office beginning this Fall semester. We are in need of someone who has already attended classes for at least a year here at ANTS. We also need someone with great office computer skills (database, Word, Excel and Publisher or Indesign). Your other responsibilities would include answering questions that come in via email and telephone, initiating contacts, setting up campus visits, giving tours, copying, filing, helping with mailings, special projects and general office assistance. Our student workers begin at $10.00/hour and generally put in 10 hours/week. The start date for this position is September 5 or as soon as you are free to begin once classes commence.

You can email me at kandrews@ants.edu or give me a call at 1-800-964-2687/617-964-1100 x289, or just come on over with your resume and we can talk.

Thank you for your consideration!
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
Admissions Counselor/Office Manager


AND


The Academic Dean's Team Needs You!

The Associate Dean of the Faculty seeks a temporary student worker to assist in the administration of the Field Education and Doctor of Ministry Programs. The position will be available beginning August 6 and will continue until a permanent staff person in that role is identified. Hours are flexible and negotiable based on program needs. Compensation is hourly and is comparable with other on-campus positions. Please contact Sarah Drummond, x 230 or sdrummond@ants.edu, with questions or to express interest.

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

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Volunteer: Dec. MA Conference for Women
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You are invited to volunteer at the 3rd Annual Massachusetts Conference for Women coming up on December 11th at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. I am proud to announce that Jack and Suzy Welch will be keynote speakers joining over 80 other prominent speakers at this year's fantastic event. We are expecting over 5,000 women to attend and volunteers are essential to the success of the day.

The volunteers may help either December 10th or 11th or both if they so choose; in return, their registration fee of $125 will be waived. If they volunteer the same day as conference, they will work a shift and be able to attend the sessions at alternate times. Volunteer jobs include stuffing Conference bags, working in a session room or during the general sessions, escorting speakers, assembling floral arrangements and providing directional information to attendees. Our orientation is organized and informative as we respect everyone's time.

If you are available please email my colleague April Wade awade@conferenceforwomen.org for a volunteer form to complete. Forms must be in by Nov. 3. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or April Wade by email.


Kristin Nugent
Assistant Massachusetts Program Director
knugent515@yahoo.com

www.maconferenceforwomen.org

Massachusetts Conference for Women
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Boston Convention Center
Phone 866/747-2899
Fax 866/747-2857

ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman
enews@ants.edu

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, July 24, 2007

In this message:


- Registration Information
- Important Course Information
- Library Message
- Tuition Rates 2007-08 Update

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Registration Information
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We hope you are having a good summer. As of Fall 2007, all ANTS registrations must be completed online.
Registration dates are as follows:

July 30 - August 17 - (Seniors)
August 4 - 17 - (All Other Students)
After August 17 - ($150 late fee will apply)
August 18 - September 21 - (Add/Drop Period)

Please don't delay, as some classes fill quickly!
For course descriptions visit http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/index.htm.
Students who are: Currently on probation; Need to register on-leave; Need to register for special Directed Study courses or CPE must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@ants.edu.

All students need an Andover Newton student ID, which can be obtained at the Registrar's office, for the following items:

Library privileges
Obtaining a parking sticker:
(car parking sticker form available on the web: http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/carstickerreg.pdf )
Obtaining a student e-mail packet
Registration for wireless internet access

A package had been mail and you will find:

Instructions on how to register and pay on-line.
Instructions on how to register for field education and a P3 course schedule for Fall
Fall 2007 and Winter 2008 course schedule
Tuition Rates 2007 - 2008 Memo from the Business Office
Student Health Plan Information - Remember - All Students must have a Health Plan.
Directory Information Form - Privacy Act information (FERPA)
Meningococcal Disease and Students - Commonly Asked Questions.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
Commuter Housing Form
Photo Release Form


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Important Course Information
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***IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION***

In the last month, there have been many changes made to the Andover Newton course schedules: Additions, deletions, and some moves of days and times. As you prepare for registration, PLEASE be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date semester schedules, or pick one up outside the Registrar's office.

Jennifer Shaw
Assistant to the Faculty


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Library Message
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The library system will be down for routine upgrades and maintenance all day Friday, July 27.


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Tuition Rates 2007-08 Update
------------------------
As you know, Andover Newton's Trustees have decided to institute a multi-tiered tuition structure for the next academic year. Details of the new rates and related expenses can be found at the ANTS website. However, there has been some confusion as to how the new tiered rates will be applied. This memo will clarify the method to be used, so you can accurately estimate your costs for each semester.

Previous communications indicated that the total number of credits to be used in determining the tuition tiers would be computed on an annual basis and that adjustments would be made at the end of each academic year. For a number of reasons, this will not be the method used. For example, each student's eligibility for student loans is determined by the number of credit hours he or she is registered for in each semester. This is a requirement of federal law which does not conform to a system which computes eligibility on an annual basis. Likewise, most of ANTS' scholarships are written to determine eligibility by semester; we cannot make these scholarship programs conform to an annual computation method without violating the indentures which established them. Eligibility and required participation standards for ANTS' Health Insurance program, set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, are determined each semester. Finally, one of the Trustees' purposes in instituting the tiered system was to establish a more predictable revenue stream for the school; making all adjustments at the end of a whole academic year would defeat this important purpose.

As a result of these considerations, the Administration has decided to institute the following policy:

1) Tuition tiers for 2007-08 will remain as announced on the ANTS website.

http://www.ants.edu/student/fa/tuition_rates.htm


2) Tuition for Winterim and Summer Term courses will be $450 per credit hour.

3) Each student's tuition tier for fall and spring will be determined on a per-semester basis. For example, if you registered for 12 credits in the fall 2007 semester, you would be billed at the rate of $433 per credit hour for a total fall tuition of $5,196.00; if you subsequently dropped a 3-credit course, your tuition cost would increase to $500 per credit hour, for a total fall tuition of $4,500.00. The adjustment of $696.00 would be credited to your student account. If you dropped 2 courses, and were taking only 6 credit hours, your tuition cost would increase to $550 per credit hour, for a total fall tuition of $3,300.00. The adjustment of $1,896.00 would be credited to your student account. Adjustments to your scholarship aid or student loans consequent to your taking fewer credit hours would also be made to your student account. This same procedure will take place each semester.

4) Additional tuition adjustments or waivers (e.g., if a course you require is not offered in a particular semester or if you are in your final year at ANTS) will be made, on a case-by-case basis, by ANTS administration.

We realize that planning your expenses is often not easy, and that our previous announcements about how we would implement our new tuition brackets may have added to the difficulty. Please accept our apology for any misunderstandings this may have caused. As always, the Business Office staff will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the new tuition structure.

Robert S. MacDonald
Vice President for Finance and Operations


ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman
enews@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, July 14, 2007

In this message:


- Registration Information
- Important Course Information
- Library Message
- Tuition Rates 2007-08 Update

------------------------
Registration Information
------------------------
We hope you are having a good summer. As of Fall 2007, all ANTS registrations must be completed online.
Registration dates are as follows:

July 30 - August 17 - (Seniors)
August 4 - 17 - (All Other Students)
After August 17 - ($150 late fee will apply)
August 18 - September 21 - (Add/Drop Period)

Please don't delay, as some classes fill quickly!
For course descriptions visit http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/index.htm.
Students who are: Currently on probation; Need to register on-leave; Need to register for special Directed Study courses or CPE must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@ants.edu.

All students need an Andover Newton student ID, which can be obtained at the Registrar's office, for the following items:

Library privileges
Obtaining a parking sticker:
(car parking sticker form available on the web: http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/carstickerreg.pdf )
Obtaining a student e-mail packet
Registration for wireless internet access

A package had been mail and you will find:

Instructions on how to register and pay on-line.
Instructions on how to register for field education and a P3 course schedule for Fall
Fall 2007 and Winter 2008 course schedule
Tuition Rates 2007 - 2008 Memo from the Business Office
Student Health Plan Information - Remember - All Students must have a Health Plan.
Directory Information Form - Privacy Act information (FERPA)
Meningococcal Disease and Students - Commonly Asked Questions.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
Commuter Housing Form
Photo Release Form


------------------------
Important Course Information
------------------------
***IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION***

In the last month, there have been many changes made to the Andover Newton course schedules: Additions, deletions, and some moves of days and times. As you prepare for registration, PLEASE be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date semester schedules, or pick one up outside the Registrar's office.

Jennifer Shaw
Assistant to the Faculty


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Library Message
------------------------
The library system will be down for routine upgrades and maintenance all day Friday, July 27.


------------------------
Tuition Rates 2007-08 Update
------------------------
As you know, Andover Newton's Trustees have decided to institute a multi-tiered tuition structure for the next academic year. Details of the new rates and related expenses can be found at the ANTS website. However, there has been some confusion as to how the new tiered rates will be applied. This memo will clarify the method to be used, so you can accurately estimate your costs for each semester.

Previous communications indicated that the total number of credits to be used in determining the tuition tiers would be computed on an annual basis and that adjustments would be made at the end of each academic year. For a number of reasons, this will not be the method used. For example, each student's eligibility for student loans is determined by the number of credit hours he or she is registered for in each semester. This is a requirement of federal law which does not conform to a system which computes eligibility on an annual basis. Likewise, most of ANTS' scholarships are written to determine eligibility by semester; we cannot make these scholarship programs conform to an annual computation method without violating the indentures which established them. Eligibility and required participation standards for ANTS' Health Insurance program, set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, are determined each semester. Finally, one of the Trustees' purposes in instituting the tiered system was to establish a more predictable revenue stream for the school; making all adjustments at the end of a whole academic year would defeat this important purpose.

As a result of these considerations, the Administration has decided to institute the following policy:

1) Tuition tiers for 2007-08 will remain as announced on the ANTS website.

http://www.ants.edu/student/fa/tuition_rates.htm


2) Tuition for Winterim and Summer Term courses will be $450 per credit hour.

3) Each student's tuition tier for fall and spring will be determined on a per-semester basis. For example, if you registered for 12 credits in the fall 2007 semester, you would be billed at the rate of $433 per credit hour for a total fall tuition of $5,196.00; if you subsequently dropped a 3-credit course, your tuition cost would increase to $500 per credit hour, for a total fall tuition of $4,500.00. The adjustment of $696.00 would be credited to your student account. If you dropped 2 courses, and were taking only 6 credit hours, your tuition cost would increase to $550 per credit hour, for a total fall tuition of $3,300.00. The adjustment of $1,896.00 would be credited to your student account. Adjustments to your scholarship aid or student loans consequent to your taking fewer credit hours would also be made to your student account. This same procedure will take place each semester.

4) Additional tuition adjustments or waivers (e.g., if a course you require is not offered in a particular semester or if you are in your final year at ANTS) will be made, on a case-by-case basis, by ANTS administration.

We realize that planning your expenses is often not easy, and that our previous announcements about how we would implement our new tuition brackets may have added to the difficulty. Please accept our apology for any misunderstandings this may have caused. As always, the Business Office staff will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the new tuition structure.

Robert S. MacDonald
Vice President for Finance and Operations


ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman
enews@ants.edu

Friday, July 20, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, July 20, 2007

In this message:


- Tuition Rates 2007-08 Update
- Debbie Craig leaving ANTS
- Warburton Urban Residency

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Tuition Rates 2007-08 Update
------------------------
As you know, Andover Newton's Trustees have decided to institute a multi-tiered tuition structure for the next academic year. Details of the new rates and related expenses can be found at the ANTS website. However, there has been some confusion as to how the new tiered rates will be applied. This memo will clarify the method to be used, so you can accurately estimate your costs for each semester.

Previous communications indicated that the total number of credits to be used in determining the tuition tiers would be computed on an annual basis and that adjustments would be made at the end of each academic year. For a number of reasons, this will not be the method used. For example, each student's eligibility for student loans is determined by the number of credit hours he or she is registered for in each semester. This is a requirement of federal law which does not conform to a system which computes eligibility on an annual basis. Likewise, most of ANTS' scholarships are written to determine eligibility by semester; we cannot make these scholarship programs conform to an annual computation method without violating the indentures which established them. Eligibility and required participation standards for ANTS' Health Insurance program, set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, are determined each semester. Finally, one of the Trustees' purposes in instituting the tiered system was to establish a more predictable revenue stream for the school; making all adjustments at the end of a whole academic year would defeat this important purpose.

As a result of these considerations, the Administration has decided to institute the following policy:

1) Tuition tiers for 2007-08 will remain as announced on the ANTS website.

http://www.ants.edu/student/fa/tuition_rates.htm


2) Tuition for Winterim and Summer Term courses will be $450 per credit hour.

3) Each student's tuition tier for fall and spring will be determined on a per-semester basis. For example, if you registered for 12 credits in the fall 2007 semester, you would be billed at the rate of $433 per credit hour for a total fall tuition of $5,196.00; if you subsequently dropped a 3-credit course, your tuition cost would increase to $500 per credit hour, for a total fall tuition of $4,500.00. The adjustment of $696.00 would be credited to your student account. If you dropped 2 courses, and were taking only 6 credit hours, your tuition cost would increase to $550 per credit hour, for a total fall tuition of $3,300.00. The adjustment of $1,896.00 would be credited to your student account. Adjustments to your scholarship aid or student loans consequent to your taking fewer credit hours would also be made to your student account. This same procedure will take place each semester.

4) Additional tuition adjustments or waivers (e.g., if a course you require is not offered in a particular semester or if you are in your final year at ANTS) will be made, on a case-by-case basis, by ANTS administration.

We realize that planning your expenses is often not easy, and that our previous announcements about how we would implement our new tuition brackets may have added to the difficulty. Please accept our apology for any misunderstandings this may have caused. As always, the Business Office staff will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the new tuition structure.

Robert S. MacDonald
Vice President for Finance and Operations


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Debbie Craig leaving ANTS
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Members of the Andover Newton Community:

It is with both sadness and gratitude that I share with you an upcoming transition. Debbie Craig, who has served in many roles at ANTS, most recently as the Administrative Assistant to the Field Education and Doctor of Ministry Programs, has been blessed with a new opportunity and will leave us August 10. You will have an opportunity to celebrate Debbie's contributions to our community at a gathering before she departs; stay tuned for details. I am sure you join me in wishing Debbie all the best in her next venture.

Peace and Blessings,
Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty & Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership

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Warburton Urban Residency
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The Warburton Residency program deadline is July 31. The program is for recent and soon-to-be seminary graduates, and is offered by Center City Churches and First Church of Christ in Hartford. This is a paid, 9 month resident position (September-May). It involves 3/4 time in a non-sectarian urban human services agency and 1/4 time in congregational life. Salary is $2,600 per month and relocation assistance.

For more information or to submit a resume and cover letter, contact:

Thomas Bright, DMin
Director, Community Engagement
Center City Churches, Inc.
1 Buckingham Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Email: tbright@centercutychurches.org
860-728-3201, 3xt. 2003


ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman
enews@ants.edu

Monday, July 16, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, July 17, 2007

In this message:


- Tuition Rates 2007-08 Update
- A Death in the ANTS Family
- Open House/Wine & Cheese Reception Thursday Afternoon
- Latin American Fellowship

------------------------
Tuition Rates 2007-08 Update
------------------------
As you know, Andover Newton's Trustees have decided to institute a multi-tiered tuition structure for the next academic year. Details of the new rates and related expenses can be found at the ANTS website. However, there has been some confusion as to how the new tiered rates will be applied. This memo will clarify the method to be used, so you can accurately estimate your costs for each semester.

Previous communications indicated that the total number of credits to be used in determining the tuition tiers would be computed on an annual basis and that adjustments would be made at the end of each academic year. For a number of reasons, this will not be the method used. For example, each student's eligibility for student loans is determined by the number of credit hours he or she is registered for in each semester. This is a requirement of federal law which does not conform to a system which computes eligibility on an annual basis. Likewise, most of ANTS' scholarships are written to determine eligibility by semester; we cannot make these scholarship programs conform to an annual computation method without violating the indentures which established them. Eligibility and required participation standards for ANTS' Health Insurance program, set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, are determined each semester. Finally, one of the Trustees' purposes in instituting the tiered system was to establish a more predictable revenue stream for the school; making all adjustments at the end of a whole academic year would defeat this important purpose.

As a result of these considerations, the Administration has decided to institute the following policy:

1) Tuition tiers for 2007-08 will remain as announced on the ANTS website.

HTTP://www.ants.edu/student/fa/tuition_rates.htm

2) Tuition for Winterim and Summer Term courses will be $450 per credit hour.

3) Each student's tuition tier for fall and spring will be determined on a per-semester basis. For example, if you registered for 12 credits in the fall 2007 semester, you would be billed at the rate of $433 per credit hour for a total fall tuition of $5,196.00; if you subsequently dropped a 3-credit course, your tuition cost would increase to $500 per credit hour, for a total fall tuition of $4,500.00. The adjustment of $696.00 would be credited to your student account. If you dropped 2 courses, and were taking only 6 credit hours, your tuition cost would increase to $550 per credit hour, for a total fall tuition of $3,300.00. The adjustment of $1,896.00 would be credited to your student account. Adjustments to your scholarship aid or student loans consequent to your taking fewer credit hours would also be made to your student account. This same procedure will take place each semester.

4) Additional tuition adjustments or waivers (e.g., if a course you require is not offered in a particular semester or if you are in your final year at ANTS) will be made, on a case-by-case basis, by ANTS administration.

We realize that planning your expenses is often not easy, and that our previous announcements about how we would implement our new tuition brackets may have added to the difficulty. Please accept our apology for any misunderstandings this may have caused. As always, the Business Office staff will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the new tuition structure.

Robert S. MacDonald
Vice President for Finance and Operations


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A Death in the ANTS Family
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Dear ANTS Community:

I regret to inform you that Lynne Dahlborg, spouse of Adjunct Faculty member Rev. Dr. Patty Kogut, died last evening after a year-long battle with cancer. Information about remembrances, as well as a chronicle of Lynne's journey, can be found through this link:
http://www.dahlborg.blogspot.com/


Rev. Kogut is Pastor of North Community Church in N. Middleboro, a field education supervisor, and a Resident Ministry Practitioner at ANTS. She and Lynne have two young children. I bid you keep Rev. Kogut, children Lucy and Nathaniel, and the N. Community Church in your prayers in their season of grieving.

Faithfully,
Sarah

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


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Open House/Wine & Cheese Reception Thursday Afternoon
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You are all cordially invited to an open house to celebrate our newly refurbished guest rooms. Kendall 3 and 4 were given a modest face lift, and we're introducing Kendall 2, a furnished one bedroom studio that is now available for very reasonable rental on a nightly or weekly basis. This lovely space could be perfect for your out of town visitors!

Please join us on Thursday, July 19, from 3:00-4:30 pm on the ground floor of Kendall Hall. We'd like to show you around and share some refreshments with you at the same time.

Hope to see you there,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Amelia O'Dowd
Housing and Facilities Coordinator

Ruth Edens
Student Services Assistant


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Latin American Fellowship
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If there are any Andover Newton students (current or former) reading this who had been members of the Latin American Fellowship while it was still active, could you please contact Jason Boyd? (JBoyd@ants.edu) Many thanks.

ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman
enews@ants.edu

Friday, July 13, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, July 13, 2007

In this message:


- Passing of Letty Russell
- YOUTH PROJECT FOR WORLD AIDS DAY; 1 DEC 2007
- Wanted: Movers and Shakers
- Looking for baby equipment to borrow

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Passing of Letty Russell
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Letty Russell, feminist theologian, died peacefully at home last night

(July 12, 2007) after a valiant and graceful struggle with cancer.

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YOUTH PROJECT FOR WORLD AIDS DAY; 1 DEC 2007
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For those interested in a powerful art/witness experience, please
consider mobilizing your church's youth group to participate in this
project, in conjunction with the annual "Medicine Wheel Project" held
annually for the last seventeen years at the Cyclorama in Boston's South
End. This year, 20,000 youth and young people will carry water to the
Boston Center for the Arts, as a symbol of the annual rate of new
infections in this country alone. The project, directed by Michael
Dowling, is a powerful presentation of hope and lament around this
health crisis. For further information, contact him at:
michael.mw@verizon.net.
Kind thanks!

Mark Burrows, for the Program in Worship, Theology, and the Arts


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Wanted: Movers and Shakers
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No, we're not looking for politicians and social climbers, but people
who want to reach new spiritual heights through movement during chapel
services.

Anyone with any type or level of dance training or experience is
welcomed--along with anyone who has NO PREVIOUS TRAINING at all! Jesus'
example encourages us to meet people at their level, and we will work
with the gifts and skills that you bring. If you can wave your hands in
the air (and wave them like you just don't care), that's great!
Percussionists and other musicians are also sought.

Currently, we need people who want to present sacred movement during
the Fall Convocation, Wednesday, September 12th. For those living in and
around Boston, rehearsals will occur over the summer, so please respond
by July 15th.

New and returning students: if you will arrive on campus by September
7th, there still will be a place for you. Come and join us!

If you're interested or have questions, please contact Regina Boyd at
rboyd@ants.edu
or call 571-723-2652.


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Looking for baby equipment to borrow
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I have an au pair daughter from Holland arriving July 28th for 3 weeks
with three children, 18 months, 2 and half and 5. I am in need of two
car booster seats, one car seat for 18 month old, a high chair and a
crib. If you have any of the above that you could loan me for a few
weeks could you please let me know. I tried to rent this all and it
will cost a fortune. I leave for Zambia on July 9th, but you can email
me and I will pick up my emails at least once a week. Many thanks.

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459
617 964 1000 ext. 219
bgillaus@ants.edu


ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman
enews@ants.edu

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, July 03, 2007

In this message:


- Cafeteria Meal Service July 7-15
- Wanted: Movers and Shakers
- Looking for baby equipment to borrow
- Thank You from Nancy Stuart
- Collecting Musical instruments for Zambian orphans


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Cafeteria Meal Service July 7-15
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Please remember that the cool, air conditioned (!) cafeteria will be
open for meal service July 7-15. In addition, cold beverages or coffee
are available all day. The meal hours are:

Breakfast 7:30-8:30
Lunch 12:30-1:30
Dinner 6:30-7:30

Please see www.antsdining.com for more info

All breakfast is continental $4.00 a person
All lunches are deli, salad bar and pizza. $5.00 a person
Dinners:(all include salad bar) $9.00 a person

Please note that the staff will not be serving dinner on the 12th or
the 13th. And Sunday the 15th is breakfast and lunch only.

The cafeteria is also open until 10 pm each evening to give you a place
to get out of the heat and humidity.


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Wanted: Movers and Shakers
------------------------
No, we're not looking for politicians and social climbers, but people
who want to reach new spiritual heights through movement during chapel
services.

Anyone with any type or level of dance training or experience is
welcomed--along with anyone who has NO PREVIOUS TRAINING at all! Jesus'
example encourages us to meet people at their level, and we will work
with the gifts and skills that you bring. If you can wave your hands in
the air (and wave them like you just don't care), that's great!
Percussionists and other musicians are also sought.

Currently, we need people who want to present sacred movement during
the Fall Convocation, Wednesday, September 12th. For those living in and
around Boston, rehearsals will occur over the summer, so please respond
by July 15th.

New and returning students: if you will arrive on campus by September
7th, there still will be a place for you. Come and join us!

If you're interested or have questions, please contact Regina Boyd at
rboyd@ants.edu
or call 571-723-2652.


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Looking for baby equipment to borrow
------------------------
I have an au pair daughter from Holland arriving July 28th for 3 weeks
with three children, 18 months, 2 and half and 5. I am in need of two
car booster seats, one car seat for 18 month old, a high chair and a
crib. If you have any of the above that you could loan me for a few
weeks could you please let me know. I tried to rent this all and it
will cost a fortune. I leave for Zambia on July 9th, but you can email
me and I will pick up my emails at least once a week. Many thanks.


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Thank You from Nancy Stuart
---------------------------------
I want to thank the ANTS community for those who came to my Mom's
Memorial service and for the flowers, beautiful notes and cards,
prayers, care and support given to me. To have your workplace be a big
part of your personal comfort and support system is truly a blessing.
Words cannot express how much it means to me.
Thank you, all.

Nancy Stuart

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Collecting Musical instruments for Zambian orphans
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I leave for Zambia on July 11th, leading a delegation of 20 with
another member of the Board of DIrectors of the NGO Communities without
Borders . We will be working in community schools with AIDS orphans and
hope to bring as many musical instruments as we can with us,
particularly recorders and small instruments. If you have anything you
can donate could you please leave with Jennifer Shaw. We will also be
building a health clinic in Simukanka, a rural community in Zambia, to
which some members of the ANTS staff and faculty have contributed. I
am deeply grateful for your help in this project. Brita Gill-Austern

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459
617 964 1000 ext. 219
bgillaus@ants.edu


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Brian Eastman
enews@ants.edu

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, July 03, 2007

In this message:


- Funeral for Nancy Stuart's mother
- Wanted: Movers and Shakers
- Help Design the New Student Lounge
- Get out of the heat in the Cafeteria!
- Collecting Musical instruments for Zambian orphans
- Updated - IFYI: Summer dorm residents of Andover Newton

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Funeral for Nancy Stuart's mother
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Dear ANTS Community,

As many of you know, Nancy Stuart's mother, Ruth Hibbard, died last week after a brief illness. Her funeral will take place at Allin Congregational Church in Dedham, 683 High Street, Saturday at 11 a.m. Your presence and/or prayers will be much appreciated.

Our heart goes out to Nancy in this time of grieving.


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


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Wanted: Movers and Shakers
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No, we're not looking for politicians and social climbers, but people who want to reach new spiritual heights through movement during chapel services.

Anyone with any type or level of dance training or experience is welcomed--along with anyone who has NO PREVIOUS TRAINING at all! Jesus' example encourages us to meet people at their level, and we will work with the gifts and skills that you bring. If you can wave your hands in the air (and wave them like you just don't care), that's great! Percussionists and other musicians are also sought.

Currently, we need people who want to present sacred movement during the Fall Convocation, Wednesday, September 12th. For those living in and around Boston, rehearsals will occur over the summer, so please respond by July 15th.

New and returning students: if you will arrive on campus by September 7th, there still will be a place for you. Come and join us!

If you're interested or have questions, please contact Regina Boyd at rboyd@ants.edu
or call 571-723-2652.


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Help Design the New Student Lounge
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The Student Lounge is being moved out of Sturtevant Hall and into its new place by the beginning of September. If you are interested in helping to design the layout of the new Student Lounge, please email the Student Association, SA@ants.edu.


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Get out of the heat in the Cafeteria!
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Hello, All,

Once again we are going to keep the cafeteria open until 10 pm week nights to offer you an air conditioned place to get out of the heat. Building and Grounds will lock the door at 10 pm. We hope this helps to make your summer a bit more comfortable.

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


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Collecting Musical instruments for Zambian orphans
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I leave for Zambia on July 11th, leading a delegation of 20 with another member of the Board of DIrectors of the NGO Communities without Borders . We will be working in community schools with AIDS orphans and hope to bring as many musical instruments as we can with us, particularly recorders and small instruments. If you have anything you can donate could you please leave with Jennifer Shaw. We will also be building a health clinic in Simukanka, a rural community in Zambia, to which some members of the ANTS staff and faculty have contributed. I am deeply grateful for your help in this project. Brita Gill-Austern

Brita L. Gill-Austern, M.Div., Ph.D.
Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459
617 964 1000 ext. 219
bgillaus@ants.edu


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Updated - IFYI: Summer dorm residents of Andover Newton
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Attention summer dorm residents of Andover Newton!!
I-FYI Meeting Rescheduled!

Mark your calendars:
Thursday, July 5th 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, July 5th 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. The last meeting was postponed because Matt's flight into Boston was cancelled, and Matt could not make the meeting. Thanks for your understanding.

Snacks will be provided!

Inter-Faith Youth Initiative
July 7-15, 2007,
fyi@ants.edu
800-964-2687 x267
www.ants.edu/learning/fyi


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Brian Eastman
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