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Thursday, August 30, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, August 30, 2007

In this message:


- Small birthday party
- Walk with us!
- P3 CMPR 644 Update
- Help Plan Community Day Worship!
- Help Create New Student Center!
- Reminder to all students about Student Health Insurance.
- Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
- Staff Transitions in Recruiting and Admissions
- Cafateria Employment
- Volunteers Needed for New Student Orientation
- The Provincetown Project


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Small birthday party
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Good people:

This Friday, August 31, is the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the constitution that brought Andover Theological Seminary into existence. It is one of the many important milestones that we are passing in our bicentennial year.

In recognition of this moment, we've arranged to have a small cake and some light refreshments available on the quadrangle this Friday at 10:30 AM (rain alternative - Wilson Chapel lobby).

We know that it is the beginning of the last weekend of the summer and attendance may be slim, but for the dedicated few who are still here we invite you to drop by and share in this mini-celebration.

N.


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Walk with us!
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Dear Andover Newton Students, Staff, and Faculty,

Realizing that we are whole people, body, mind, and soul, and that theology school generally does a good job of keeping the mind and soul in shape, we recognize that the body can take a definite hit! A group of us are trying to gather at my office every day to walk for 30-45 minutes. Please join us! We generally meet at noon. You are welcome to join us to walk, or roll, or however you ambulate around the campus Monday through Friday.

I look forward to seeing you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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P3 CMPR 644 Update
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The course P3 CMPR 664 is NOT closed any longer, the student cap was extended.

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Help Plan Community Day Worship!
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The fall Andover Newton Community Day will be held Tuesday, September 25. We will be planting trees on campus and around Newton Centre. If you would like to help plan the worship service that kicks off the day, please get in touch with me. It will have an ecological focus, and President Carter will be preaching.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Help Create New Student Center!
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You are invited to help us assemble and organize the new Student Center in Upper Noyes. Today, a boat-load of new furniture will arrive (thanks to the money raised by the spring Golf Tourney--thanks to Debbie Carter and Mary Herzog). On Friday afternoon please join us as we put the new Student Center in order. I will spring for pizza and beverages. We'll begin at 1:00 pm. With several hands it shouldn't take too long. Come for an hour or the afternoon. We need your help!

See you on Friday,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Reminder to all students about Student Health Insurance.
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If you are registered for 9 or more credit hours during the fall semester, not only do you qualify to participate in ANTS Student Health Insurance Plan, but YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED IN THE PLAN unless you provide proof of other, comparable health isurance coverage. Please make sure you bring in your health insurance card to the Business Office if you do not want to be included in the ANTS plan.

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Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
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An interactive series at ANTS

October 5, 12, 19, 26th
9 a.m. to 12 noon
(lunch optional 12 to 1 p.m.)

This four-week interactive workshop series, led by Robert Sarly, will help you discover how courageous dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become better at the art of healing conversation. The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four sessions is requested.

** Registration is limited to 18 **

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and laypeople. Lunch is in addition to fee. Checks should be made payable to Andover Newton Theological School.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617 964 1100 ext. 228.
For more detail on the Workshop sessions, see the link to this event on the website home page.

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Staff Transitions in Recruiting and Admissions
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Dear Colleagues,

I am sorry to have to announce that Karen Leslie Hernandez-Andrews is vacating her position of Admissions Counselor/Office Manager at Andover Newton. She is excited to expand her horizons, put her knowledge to work, and do some good in the world. Karen's last day will be sometime near the end of September. We are sorry to see her go, but wish her well and know she will make a positive impact wherever she is.

We are excited to announce that Ned Parker has agreed to join the Recruitment and Admission Office as our new Admissions Counselor. In this newly defined role, Ned will be responsible for recruiting and enrolling students for all of Andover Newton's degree and non-degree programs. Ned is currently enrolled as an Master of Divinity student and will also be doing his field education this year at the Wilson Chapel. We are pleased that Ned will be able to combine this experience, his background in residential life at Hampshire College, and his genuine enthusiasm for our school to effectively communicate Andover Newton's gifts to prospective students. Ned's first day with us will be September 4th. Please feel free to stop by and welcome him in his new role.

Sincerely,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Cafateria Employment
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The Cafeteria is looking for a full time employee? The hours are Monday through Friday 10-6. $10.00 an hour. Full benefits, uniforms,and a great atmosphere to work in.

Please contact Elizabeth Bostwick Food service Director at 617 964-1100 x303 ebostwick@ants.edu

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Volunteers Needed for New Student Orientation
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The Student Association is helping with the New Student Orientation on
Thursday, September 6th, through Saturday, September 8th. We are in need of
volunteers during all days.

If you are interested in helping, please contact the SA Exec (SA@ants.edu)
by August 31st.

All volunteers will get:
-The new SA T-Shirt to wear during Orientation
- Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday
- Gas money to help with your travel expenses

We need volunteers to help with:
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Thursday:
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8:00 pm to Whenever = Ice Cream Social
Greet and chat with the new students and answer any questions. EAT ICE
CREAM!!

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Friday:
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8:00 - 8:45 am = Welcome
Greet the new students and help them to feel at home. Answer any questions
they may have about Orientation, ANTS, faculty and administration, parking,
restrooms, number of carbs in the muffins.

8:15 - 8:45 am = Campus Tour
Help show where to find the Classrooms, Bookstore, Dining Hall, Dean of
Students' office, President's office, Meeting House, Wilson Chapel, Berkeley
Lounge, both Student Lounges, etc.

2:30 - 3:30 pm = SA sponsored Break
Help with the refreshments. Chat with the new students and answer any
questions.

6:15 pm = Dinner / SA Town Meeting
As part of the SA Town Meeting, hand out the new SA T-Shirts to the new
students.

After Town Meeting to Whenever = SA sponsored "Unwind Time" / Game Time
Help with the refreshments. Chat with the new students and answer any
questions. Bring your favorite indoor or outdoor game to play after dinner.

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Saturday:
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8:30 - 9:00 am = Welcome / Continental Breakfast
Say good morning to everyone. Chat with them and make them feel at home.

9:00 - 10:00 am = Concurrent Sessions
1) International Students Discussion: Give some insight and help to
international students.
2) Seminary and Parenting: Give tips and sympathy to parents who are also
students.
3) Life as an ANTS Commuter: Tell what life is like as a commuter. What can
be expected for traffic, parking, how to find resources near home.
4) Being a Spouse/Partner of an ANTS Student: Tips on how to help your
student survive seminary, tips on how students can help their
spouses/partners survive seminary.
5) Walk around Crystal Lake: Show a great place nearby to escape to.

10:00 - 10:30 am = Coffee
Help with the refreshments.

10:30 - 11:30 am = Student Life Panel
Participate in a discussion on how students can make the most of their time
at ANTS and how to navigate the theological terrain. Talk about the
different faith traditions represented at ANTS and how we work toward
understanding and celebration of our differences.

3:15 - 4:15 pm = Discover Newton Centre
Lead a tour of Newton Centre showing the favorite places (that neat
restaurant down the 3-foot wide alley) and the everyday-but-needed places
(pharmacies, banks, Green Line T stop, Peets, JP Licks.).

4:30 pm = Cook-out for everyone!

After the Cook-out to Whenever = Outdoor/Indoor Games
Bring your favorite indoor or outdoor game to play after the Cook-out.

If you are interested in helping, please contact the SA Exec (SA@ants.edu)
by August 31st.

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The Provincetown Project
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Dear Friends in MA Conference ONA churches and Barnstable Association
UCC and ONA churches,
The MA Conference Open and Affirming (ONA) Task Force is pleased to
send you this description of an exciting project that has grown from a
pure desire to bring the Jesus' Light to all people. The basic intent
is to bring a UCC presence where there is currently none and to create
a unique version of Jesus' presence. We ask your prayers for this
endeavor.

The Provincetown Project
A Presence of the United Church of Christ

One UCC member was inspired by Provincetown, Massachusetts, and by his
denomination to imagine a new thing. Knowing there was no UCC church
in that idyllic, welcoming town, Rick Carson from Florida imagined a
UCC presence in some new and different form. After he contacted the UCC
Coalition for LGBT Concerns, his idea was adopted by the Mass.
Conference Open and Affirming (ONA) Task Force, which made connections
locally and at the General Synod in Hartford this past June. To
shorten a long story, after much discussion and planning, two teams
descended on Provincetown on two weekends in August 11 and 25, 2007.

Both days were picture-perfect. Teams of 5 to 6 people from UCC
churches in Massachusetts, equipped with "God Is Still Speaking" and
"Let It Shine" T-shirts, "LGBT By God!" stickers, national ONA church
lists, 250 homemade rainbow bracelets, and dogs (!), staffed a table,
walked Commercial Street (the main drag in P'town) and the beach, and
visited the Tea Dance. The dogs offered conversational entrees, but
the words on the shirts, displays with "Our faith is over 2000 years
old - Our thinking is not," and the faces of the volunteers helped us
meet and engage with people about their faith, their needs and
questions, the UCC or what a beautiful day it was.

In a total of about 4 hours each day, we interacted with 178 people
from Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York,
Pennsylvania, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Maryland, Washington, DC,
and North Carolina, as well as from many towns in Massachusetts,
including Provincetown. A few were members of churches going through
the Open and Affirming process. Some were not associated with any
denomination. Some wanted only to talk with another person of faith.
There were people of various ethnicities and races, men and women,
adults and children, straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
same-gender-loving and questioning. One father and grown son were
excited to find a Protestant denomination advertising in Provincetown.
We heard comments like these:

"I've never heard of the UCC, but I love your message!" (A woman from
Chicago looking at the God is still speaking T-shirt)

"My daughter just came out. She's not a believer in God right now* but
maybe*" (A mom gratefully took the rainbow bracelet with the message:
"God loves you! Just as you are" and www.ucc.org.)

"Oh, that's my church! It's great they're here."

"We're UCC! Thanks for doing this."

"You made my day!"

"This is the church I told you about, the one with the rainbow flag."

This was the first light of the Provincetown Project. And, if you've
ever been to Provincetown, you know that the light there is like no
other light anywhere. We're counting on that and the presence of the
Holy Spirit, as we plan for the next stage next summer.

For more information, contact MA Conference ONA Task Force Chair:
Kathie Carpenter kacarp@comcast.net

Or Project Coordinators:
Rev. Susan Cartmell revcartmell@comcast.net
Rev. Peggy O'Connor peggy.oconnor1@comcast.net

ANTS E-news
enews@ants.edu

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Important - Volunteers needed for Student Orientation

The Student Association is helping with the New Student Orientation on
Thursday, September 6th, through Saturday, September 8th. We are in need of
volunteers during all days. Please contact Len Hayward at LHayward@ants.edu
if you are interested.


All volunteers will get:

-The new SA T-Shirt to wear during Orientation
- Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday
- Gas money to help with your travel expenses

We need volunteers to help with:

---------

Thursday:

---------

8:00 pm to Whenever = Ice Cream Social

Greet and chat with the new students and answer any questions. EAT ICE
CREAM!!

-------

Friday:

-------

8:00 - 8:45 am = Welcome

Greet the new students and help them to feel at home. Answer any questions
they may have about Orientation, ANTS, faculty and administration, parking,
restrooms, number of carbs in the muffins.


8:15 - 8:45 am = Campus Tour

Help show where to find the Classrooms, Bookstore, Dining Hall, Dean of
Students' office, President's office, Meeting House, Wilson Chapel, Berkeley
Lounge, both Student Lounges, etc.


2:30 - 3:30 pm = SA sponsored Break

Help with the refreshments. Chat with the new students and answer any
questions.


6:15 pm = Dinner / SA Town Meeting

As part of the SA Town Meeting, hand out the new SA T-Shirts to the new
students.

After Town Meeting to Whenever = SA sponsored "Unwind Time" / Game Time

Help with the refreshments. Chat with the new students and answer any
questions. Bring your favorite indoor or outdoor game to play after dinner.


---------

Saturday:

---------

8:30 - 9:00 am = Welcome / Continental Breakfast

Say good morning to everyone. Chat with them and make them feel at home.


9:00 - 10:00 am = Concurrent Sessions

1) International Students Discussion: Give some insight and help to
international students.

2) Seminary and Parenting: Give tips and sympathy to parents who are also
students.

3) Life as an ANTS Commuter: Tell what life is like as a commuter. What can
be expected for traffic, parking, how to find resources near home.

4) Being a Spouse/Partner of an ANTS Student: Tips on how to help your
student survive seminary, tips on how students can help their
spouses/partners survive seminary.

5) Walk around Crystal Lake: Show a great place nearby to escape to.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, August 23, 2007

In this message:


- Update on Classes for Fall 2007, including closed courses and date changes
- Changes made to P3 Courses
- New Administrative Assistant appointed to the Field Education and D. Min Programs
- Wilson Chapel Update
- Calol Rundell Training update
- 2007 Black Church Institute on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities
- Spiritual Direction Experience for UU Seminarians
- Furniture Requests from New Students
- Campus Student Jobs


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Update on Classes for Fall 2007
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The following Fa 2007 courses are closed:
PSYC730 GLBT Pastoral Care
THEO611 Systematics I
P3CMPR644
P3WOTA667
CMPR 625 Holistic Preaching

The first date for CMPR 630 and ETHI 780 will be Thursday, September 20.

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Changes made to P3 Courses
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Dear Students,

Due to enrollment patterns, the following changes have been made to P3 sections:

We are adding a second section to P3 CMPR664, the P3 section for Greg Mobley's Biblical Preaching course. If you sought to take this course but were unable to register because it was full, please feel free to make a change.

We are closing P3 WOTA667, the P3 section for Theological Aesthetics, due to very low enrollment. If you were anticipating registering for that course, please select another P3 section or contact me to learn about other alternatives.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have as you register for Field Education.

Blessings to you,


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

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New Administrative Assistant appointed to the Field Education and D. Min Programs
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Dear ANTS Community:

It is with great pleasure that I announce that a new Administrative Assistant has been appointed to the Dean's Team. Jennifer Walker will become the administrator for the Field Education and Doctor of Ministry Programs beginning on August 27. Jen is already a member of the ANTS community, as her spouse Kurt is a rising middler in the M.Div. Program. Jen, Kurt, and their children Madeline and Benjamin reside in Herrick House. We are excited to welcome her into this new role.

Please meet and/or welcome Jen at a coffee-and-doughnuts reception on Friday, August 31, in the Faculty Lounge (Worcester 201) from 9-10 a.m.

Peace and Blessings,

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

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Wilson Chapel Update
*---------------------
Some of you may have wondered why the Wilson Chapel is not yet open for general use. Unfortunately the contractor is having problems getting the air conditioning system operating properly so there are still workers in and out of the building. Until the chapel is 100% we won't be having it open for general use. However, once these problems are resolved the chapel will be open the same hours as the library. Of course, on those occasions when groups have reserved either portions of the chapel or the whole chapel those areas will not be available for general use. Once we can open it for general hours I will send another announcement to enews.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Calob Rundell Training update
*---------------------
Dear Community Members,

Fellow Andover Newton student Calob Rundell wrote recently from Ft. Dix where he is in training in preparation for a fall deployment to Iraq. He asks that we keep him and his wife Sara in our thoughts and prayers. If you would like to contact Calob directly you can do so via email at: calob.rundell@us.army.mil or write to him at:

SPC Rundell, Calob (5231)
972 MP CO
A CO, MRB, BLDG 5641
FT DIX, NJ 08640-9001

If you would like to send a word of support to his wife, Sara, she is at: sara_ammi7@yahoo.com. I will send updates as I receive them from Calob.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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2007 Black Church Institute on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities
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Hello, All,

I just received information about the 2007 Black Church Institute on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities, which will be held October 23-26, 2007 in South Carolina. If you are interested in learning more about this you can check the web site at www.balmingilead.org.

I also have some fliers in the pocket on my door if you want to come by and pick one up.

Take good care,

Nancy

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

1-617-964-1100, ext. 260

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Spiritual Direction Experience for UU Seminarians
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Journey Into Spirit A Group Spiritual Direction Experience for UU Seminarians This group provides the unique opportunity to explore your own spiritual life and to learn to accompany others on their spiritual journeys. The group is open to Theists and Non-theists, and welcoming of images of The Holy as they emerge and change. Following the classic tradition of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, and incorporating Buddhist practice, the groups will focus on self-discovery and reality as paths to deepening the connections with self, others and God. Directed by The Rev. Jade Angelica, certified spiritual director, Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Rev. Angelica received her MDiv from HDS in 1992, is a UU Community Minister and a DMin Candidate in Faith Health & Spirituality at ANTS. Location: Andover Newton Theological School, Sturtevant Hall: Center for Faith Health & Spirituality - Third Floor, Room 32 Dates & Time: Thursdays:
9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6 - 10 AM - 12:15 PM Cost: For Six Sessions - Sliding Scale: $45-65 Note: Financial Assistance may be available for Candidates Space is available for eight (8) participants. Please register no later than 9/13/2007. To Register: Please contact Carmen Emerson, ANTS seminarian and assistant group leader, at 617-923-1311 or rev2bcme@verizon.net. Sponsored by Faith Health & Spirituality, Andover Newton Theological School


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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


ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman
enews@ants.edu

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, August 08, 2007

In this message:


- Update on Closed Classes for Fall 2007
- UUCANS Seeks Officers
- Furniture Requests from New Students
- Campus Student Jobs


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Update on Closed Classes for Fall 2007
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The following Fa 2007 courses are closed:
PSYC730 GLBT Pastoral Care
THEO611 Systematics I
P3CMPR644


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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
------------------------
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
------------------------
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


ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman
enews@ants.edu

Friday, August 03, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, August 03, 2007

In this message:


- Spiritual Direction Experience for UU Seminarians
- UUCANS Seeks Officers
- Furniture Requests from New Students
- Campus Student Jobs


------------------------
Spiritual Direction Experience for UU Seminarians
------------------------
Journey Into Spirit A Group Spiritual Direction Experience for UU Seminarians This group provides the unique opportunity to explore your own spiritual life and to learn to accompany others on their spiritual journeys. The group is open to Theists and Non-theists, and welcoming of images of The Holy as they emerge and change. Following the classic tradition of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, and incorporating Buddhist practice, the groups will focus on self-discovery and reality as paths to deepening the connections with self, others and God. Directed by The Rev. Jade Angelica, certified spiritual director, Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Rev. Angelica received her MDiv from HDS in 1992, is a UU Community Minister and a DMin Candidate in Faith Health & Spirituality at ANTS. Location: Andover Newton Theological School, Sturtevant Hall: Center for Faith Health & Spirituality - Third Floor, Room 32 Dates & Time: Thursdays:
9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6 - 10 AM - 12:15 PM Cost: For Six Sessions - Sliding Scale: $45-65 Note: Financial Assistance may be available for Candidates Space is available for eight (8) participants. Please register no later than 9/13/2007. To Register: Please contact Carmen Emerson, ANTS seminarian and assistant group leader, at 617-923-1311 or rev2bcme@verizon.net. Sponsored by Faith Health & Spirituality, Andover Newton Theological School

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UUCANS Seeks Officers
------------------------
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).


------------------------
Furniture Requests from New Students
------------------------
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


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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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