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Friday, September 28, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, September 28, 2007

In this message:

- ANTS Connect System Offline on Sept. 29th
- Minimum Payment for fall
- Reserving Rooms at Andover Newton: Nuts and Bolts
- Andover Newton has a Myspace page!
- NEWS FROM THE EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
- Upcoming ANTS UU worship services
- Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change
- Chapel News for Oct.1-5
- Reminder from writing tutor
- Former President Torgersen

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ANTS Connect System Offline on Sept. 29th
------------------------
The Connect system at ANTS http://connect.ants.edu will be down from
aprox. 12PM-10PM this Saturday September 29th. This outage is due to
system
upgrades. ANTS webmail will continue to work during this time period.

Thank You,
IT Staff

------------------------
Minimum Payment for fall
------------------------
Students who register for the fall term must have paid (and/or have had
credited to their student accounts from student loans, ANTS financial
aid, or outside aid) at least 25% of their total charges for fall, by
September 28, 2007, or they will risk being dropped from their fall
courses. Resident students who fail to meet the 25% requirement may also
lose their privilege to stay in ANTS housing. Please contact Peter
Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100 x218; pgibson@ants.edu) if
you have questions about the amount you owe on your bill for fall.

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Reserving Rooms at Andover Newton: Nuts and Bolts
------------------------
To reserve a room at Andover Newton for your student group or office
staff/faculty meeting, please fill out the appropriate form on the
Andover Newton web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/community/facilitiesforms.htm. Please send in one
form for each event. If you want to check the availability of rooms
before you submit a form you are welcome to come and take a look at the
facilities reservation notebook with Ruth Edens or Amelia O'Dowd in
Worcester 101. Unfortunately, due to the amount of requests we get for
rooms we aren't able to review the notebook over the phone with you, so
please plan to come in person to review the book.

Rooms need to be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance. If you need
set-up and reserve later than that we cannot guarantee that it will
happen, in fact, Building and Grounds only guarantees set-up if they
have a month's notice so please plan ahead. If you find yourself
needing reservations the week of an event, call Amelia O'Dowd at
extension 261.

Here's how to reserve a room. There are 3 different forms:

a. Request For Facilities: used to reserve a room on campus
b. Request For Building Setup: used to request that Building and
Grounds set the room up for you in a specific way (Normally this is only
done if you need furniture brought into the room that is different from
the furniture already in the room. If you plan to use furniture already
in the room, please plan to set the room up yourself.)
c. Request For Food Service: used to request catering for your event
(If you request food be sure to also request that tables be set up to
hold the food, via the "Building Set-up" form.)

How to Complete the Forms
1. Click on the name of the form you need.
2. Open the downloaded form in Microsoft Word.
3. Fill in the information just as you would on a paper form.
4. Using the toolbar in Word, click on "File" then "Save As."
5. In the "File Name" field, type in the name of the room and the date
then hit "Save". Make sure you save the file to somewhere you will be
able to find it.
6. Using your campus email account, prepare an email to
stuservices@ants.edu, typing in any information you feel necessary.
7. Click on "Attach", find the request you just saved by room name and
date and click once then hit "OK".
8. Hit "Send".

If you have any questions, please contact Amelia O'Dowd at ext. 261 or
AODowd@ants.edu.

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Andover Newton has a Myspace page!
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Admissions started a Myspace page for the school, and right now we are
lonely. Add us as your friend! http://www.myspace.com/andovernewton We
would like to include pictures of campus events and gatherings on the
page. Please email recruitevents@ants.edu with any pictures you would
like to share. Send us a message if there are any events or information
you would like featured on Myspace.

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NEWS FROM THE EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
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Stay Connected with the Ecology Fellowship
Sign up on our new website, http://www.ecologyfellowship.org, and
receive
email news from the fellowship. Stay in touch with fellowship
activities
and ecological news!

Upcoming Events:
Website Tutorials - Tuesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 4
Learn more about our website and how it works. Fellowship members come
learn
how to post content! Click here for more info,
http://www.ecologyfellowship.org


Integrating Business Meeting - Thursday, October 4
Noon - 12:50 p.m. in the Student Lounge
Bring your lunch and join us for a quick, administrative touch-base
meeting.

³Fireside² Chat - Tuesday, October 9th
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge
Join us for fellowship and unwind together as we discuss what we love
about
our recent ecological learnings. Bring a favorite book, news article,
quote, or personal ³aha² to share. Come for 10 minutes or stay for
three
hours. Feel free to bring your dinner or a bite to share with others
if
you¹d like.

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Upcoming ANTS UU worship services
------------------------
Dear friends,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Nancy Banks will lead this
week's service on the theme of marriage equality and "Moving Beyond
the Soup Kitchen". Come and join with your colleagues for a peaceful
hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your mind!

Here is our current schedule for the fall semester:

* Sept 27 - Nancy Banks
* Oct 4 - Tim House
* Oct 11 - Julianna Donofrio
* Oct 18 - (open)
* Oct 25 - Christina Sillari
* Nov 1, 8, 15, 29: (open)
* Dec 6, 13, 20: (open)

As you can see, there are plenty of open dates available starting in
mid-October. Would you consider preaching or leading a service? Here
is a golden opportunity to get some practice, to try out new worship
ideas, and deepen fellowship. We also invite worship leaders from the
faculty, and from the greater UU community outside ANTS, to
participate in these services. Please let us know if there's somebody
you'd like to bring in to preach.

Blessings,
From your worship coordinators:
Cathy French (cmfrench@juno.com)
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)

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Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change
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Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change
The Environmental Conference of the Year
October 19 - 21, 2007
UMASS Dartmouth

Have you heard about Bioneers and crossed it off your list because you
thought it was a West Coast happening? Well, here¹s our
opportunity!!!
Bioneers is coming to the East Coast and meeting on the campus of the
University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. Full and half scholarships
are
available for part as well as all of the conference admission, and
they
would love to have students from Andover Newton represented at the
conference.

In addition to hearing over the course of the three days ³big name²
speakers
such as Bill McKibben and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. there will be working
sessions on topics such as faith and the environment, local currencies
-
tools for building sustainable local economies, personal sustainability
and
social activism, water stewardship, reconnecting with the land. Visit
http://www.connectingforchange.org to learn more.

If you are interested in attending and would like to join with other
ANTS
students please be in touch with Carol Hohle via email,
chohle@ants.edu.
Together can apply for financial aid and research housing options near
the
conference site. Please be in touch soon, if possible by Tuesday,
October 2,
so that we can begin the registration/scholarship process.


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Chapel News for Oct.1-5
----------------------
Chapel News (Oct. 1- Oct. 5):

Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Oct. 1-5) will be
offered by:

Monday: Ned Parker
Tuesday: Judy Brandon
Wednesday: Sean Porter
Thursday: Bill Gural
Friday: Tom O'Brien

You are warmly invited to EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal
tradition.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship
All are welcome!

The Peace Group will be offering the liturgy at our WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

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Reminder from writing tutor
----------------------
Just a reminder: I'm happy to work with you on anything you might be
writing (or contemplating writing!)

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in
Worcester 302. I'm happy to talk with you once, or regularly, on any
topic related to writing at ANTS. You can feel free to drop by, but
it's usually wise to make an appointment.

Or, you may want to join one of the writing groups that meet on
Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunchtime. All ANTS students are welcome, but
please talk to me before you come.

Please note that I won't be here Oct. 4 or 9, and may not answer
email that week. But I'm happy to see you on the 2nd, or the 11th, or
through the rest of the year. Why not come fairly soon, and get a jump
on those assignments?

Helen Snively
Ants Writing Tutor
tutor@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 282


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Former President Torgersen
----------------------
Please keep Gordon Torgersen, former President of Andover Newton
Theological School, in your prayers - he is gravely ill and in hospital
in Florida.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, September 26, 2007

In this message:

- ANTS Connect System Offline on Sept. 29th
- Minimum Payment for fall
- CPE Fair
- Lisa Durkee Abbott's Ordination
- Labyrinth Facilitator Workshop
- Upcoming ANTS UU worship services
- Cafeteria web page
- Chapel News
- Northern Baptist Scholarshipss
- Art Night
- Potluck Dinner Baby Shower for Nicole and Dusty Keeton-Williams


------------------------
ANTS Connect System Offline on Sept. 29th
------------------------
The Connect system at ANTS http://connect.ants.edu will be down from
aprox. 12PM-10PM this Saturday September 29th. This outage is due to
system
upgrades. ANTS webmail will continue to work during this time period.

Thank You,
IT Staff

------------------------
Minimum Payment for fall
------------------------
Students who register for the fall term must have paid (and/or have had
credited to their student accounts from student loans, ANTS financial
aid, or outside aid) at least 25% of their total charges for fall, by
September 28, 2007, or they will risk being dropped from their fall
courses. Resident students who fail to meet the 25% requirement may also
lose their privilege to stay in ANTS housing. Please contact Peter
Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100 x218; pgibson@ants.edu) if
you have questions about the amount you owe on your bill for fall.

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CPE Fair
------------------------
CPE Fair: On Wednesday, October 10, 2007, ANTS will host a CPE Fair in
the Peck Room from 11:00am -1:00pm. Supervisors form all over New
England will be present to share information about their programs and to
meet with students. They will offer a short program to explain the
benefits, requirements and educational process of Clinical Pastoral
Education. Now is the time to begin making plans for 2008 summer and
2007-08 extended units. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more
about this exciting and challenging aspect of your theological
education. For those who cannot make the morning time, the CPE Fair
will also be offered later in the afternoon at the Episcopal Divinity
School: 99 Brattle Street, Cambridge.


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Lisa Durkee Abbott's Ordination
------------------------
Having been called to serve as pastor and teacher of the First
Congregational Church of West Brookfield, MA, United Church of Christ,
Lisa Durkee Abbott will be ordained on October 21st. The service will
be held at her home church in Gardner, MA, 28 Green Street, at 4:00 p.m.
that Sunday, with a reception to follow. You are all invited!! If you
would let me know if you are planning to come, it would be great, so
that I can let the dear folks in Gardner know how much food to prepare.
If you aren't able to plan, but find yourself able to make the trip,
please come anyway! It takes just a bit over an hour from ANTS, and is
only a mile or so from Rte. 2--an easy trip! Oh, and please wear red!

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Labyrinth Facilitator Workshop
------------------------
led by Heather Leavitt (ANTS MAPR '07) & Martha Bays
Friday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to noon
in Wilson Chapel.

Explore ways to use the labyrinth in your own ministry
and/or as a part of the labyrinth ministry here at ANTS.
Whether you are an experienced labyrinth walker or new to
this spiritual practice, you will discover different ways to use
the labyrinth to help others open themselves to God.

$5 fee for supplies and refreshments.
Contact Martha Bays for info or to register, mbays@ants.edu

------------------------
Upcoming ANTS UU worship services
------------------------
Dear friends,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Nancy Banks will lead this
week's service on the theme of marriage equality and "Moving Beyond
the Soup Kitchen". Come and join with your colleagues for a peaceful
hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your mind!

Here is our current schedule for the fall semester:

* Sept 27 - Nancy Banks
* Oct 4 - Tim House
* Oct 11 - Julianna Donofrio
* Oct 18 - (open)
* Oct 25 - Christina Sillari
* Nov 1, 8, 15, 29: (open)
* Dec 6, 13, 20: (open)

As you can see, there are plenty of open dates available starting in
mid-October. Would you consider preaching or leading a service? Here
is a golden opportunity to get some practice, to try out new worship
ideas, and deepen fellowship. We also invite worship leaders from the
faculty, and from the greater UU community outside ANTS, to
participate in these services. Please let us know if there's somebody
you'd like to bring in to preach.

Blessings,
From your worship coordinators:
Cathy French (cmfrench@juno.com)
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)

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Cafeteria web page
------------------------
cafeteria news.
Please check out our web page at antsdining.com. The web page has
updated menus, catering ideas, and monthly specials. Thank you
If you need personal attention please e-mail ebostwick@ants.edu.


----------------------
Chapel News
----------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Sept. 24-28) will
be offered by:

Monday: Ned Parker
Tuesday: Bill Gural (Before Community Day starts, at our usual time)
Wednesday: Julianna Donofrio
Thursday: John Brock
Friday: Ned Parker

You are warmly invited to EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal
tradition.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship
All are welcome!

Prof. Greg Mobley will be offering the message at our WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

----------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarships
----------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship Applications are available in the
Financial Aid Office.

Any ABC-MDIV student may apply

Students must submit a letter of support/endorsement from their home
church along with their application.

Application and letter must be returned to the Financial Aid Office by
October 5.


Rev. Roger Spinney will be on campus to interview students October 9
from 9:30 to 3:30.

Please stop by the Financial Aid Office to schedule an interview.

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Art Night
----------------------
Everyone
is invited to Art Night
(even if you don't consider yourself to be an artist).

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

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

All materials provided.
Fun and fellowship.
Free will donation.
Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at
dhonen@ants.edu


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Potluck Dinner Baby Shower for Nicole and Dusty Keeton-Williams
----------------------
To All ANTS Students,

Many of you may or may not be aware of the fact that there will soon be
a
new baby on Campus.

Nicole and Dusty Keeton-Williams are expecting their first child to be
born
in the next month or so and Nicole has been restricted to minimal
activity
until the baby is born. The folks down here at Herrick House thought
that
it might be a nice idea to have a Potluck Baby Shower for them.
Although
Dusty already knows that I am sending this out, Nicole will not.

She is registered at Target and BabiesRUs and the links are here:

BabiesRUs:
http://www.toysrus.com/ControllerServlet?lastName=Keeton-Williams

<http://www.toysrus.com/ControllerServlet?lastName=Keeton-Williams&firstName

=Nicole&state=MA&target=search&userType=giftGiver&searchForPerson=primReg&wh
ereTo=viewRegistry&x=37&y=4>
&firstName=Nicole&state=MA&target=search&userType=giftGiver&searchForPerson=
primReg&whereTo=viewRegistry&x=37&y=4

Target:
http://www.target.com/gp/registry/registry.html/ref=cm_lc_sr_1/601-1928507-4

579347?ie=UTF8
<http://www.target.com/gp/registry/registry.html/ref=cm_lc_sr_1/601-1928507-

4579347?ie=UTF8&type=babyreg&id=UDZTXC17FOY9&jsebd=1>
&type=babyreg&id=UDZTXC17FOY9&jsebd=1

We will be throwing Nicole and Dusty a baby shower on October 9th at
5:00pm
in the Student Lounge in Upper Noyes. If you would like to come early
to
help decorate and setup food and drinks, that would be nice.

Peace,
Kurt

Monday, September 24, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, September 24, 2007

In this message:

- Lecture: The Christ-Life: Worship, Communion, and Service
- Minimum Payment for fall
- SA Meeting - Tuesday, October 2
- Emerging Ecology Fellowship Outing
- Labyrinth Facilitator Workshop
- Attention all Singers!
- cafeteria web page
- Chapel News
- Northern Baptist Scholarshipss
- STONEWALK OCTOBER 24TH 8:30AM
- Tuesday Community Day begins at 9 am!
- Forgiveness Project
- Art Night
- Save the date: Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune to speak October 26


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Lecture: The Christ-Life: Worship, Communion, and Service
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"The Christ-Life: Worship, Communion, and Service"
A Lecture by the Rev. Robert J. Congdon

The Lay Committee on Contemporary Spiritual-&-Public Concerns (the "CSPC
Committee") of St. Paul Parish, Cambridge, will hold its Third Inaugural Lecture on Sunday, September 30, 2007, 3:30-5:00 pm. Newly-appointed St. Paul Pastor, the Reverend Robert J. Congdon, will speak on "The Christ-Life: Worship, Communion, and Service." This event will be held in the Upper Church at St. Paul Parish, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA. A reception will follow.

Please contact Angela Jones for further information, 781-235-1942.


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Minimum Payment for fall
------------------------
Students who register for the fall term must have paid (and/or have had credited to their student accounts from student loans, ANTS financial aid, or outside aid) at least 25% of their total charges for fall, by September 28, 2007, or they will risk being dropped from their fall courses. Resident students who fail to meet the 25% requirement may also lose their privilege to stay in ANTS housing. Please contact Peter Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100 x218; pgibson@ants.edu) if you have questions about the amount you owe on your bill for fall.

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SA Meeting - Tuesday, October 2
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Tuesday, October 2
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Lounge - Upper Noyes

We will be reviewing plans for both Student Lounges, reviewing the current
SA Budget, start the SA Constitution revision, and review the SA Calendar.

Please submit any other agenda items to SA@ants.edu no later than Sunday,
September 30, Noon.

Hope to see you there!


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Emerging Ecology Fellowship Outing
------------------------
Join us Monday the 24th for a viewing of the documentary Everything's
Cool--a "toxic comedy" about those who have been trying to educate
America about global warming.

Details: Meet in front of Wilson Chapel at 6:15 to carpool to Coolidge
Corner Theater. Cost is $9. If you have questions or are interested
email Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com; an idea of numbers would be
helpful in planning transportation.

Hope to see you Monday!


------------------------
Labyrinth Facilitator Workshop
------------------------
led by Heather Leavitt (ANTS MAPR '07) & Martha Bays
Friday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to noon
in Wilson Chapel.

Explore ways to use the labyrinth in your own ministry
and/or as a part of the labyrinth ministry here at ANTS.
Whether you are an experienced labyrinth walker or new to
this spiritual practice, you will discover different ways to use
the labyrinth to help others open themselves to God.

$5 fee for supplies and refreshments.
Contact Martha Bays for info or to register, mbays@ants.edu

------------------------
Attention all Singers!
------------------------
Attention all singers:

A new musical opportunity (additional to the Wednesday
Chapel Choir) is presenting itself in the form of a
choir whose emphasis will be on
traditional, choral music.

First rehearsal and planning will be in Wilson Chapel,
Wednesday,
September 26, 2-3 pm

Other rehearsal times will be set up around singers'
schedules.

For more information, contact Kimberly Salico-Diehl
at ksalicodiehl@ants.edu

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cafeteria web page
------------------------
cafeteria news.
Please check out our web page at antsdining.com. The web page has updated menus, catering ideas, and monthly specials. Thank you
If you need personal attention please e-mail ebostwick@ants.edu.


----------------------
Chapel News
----------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Sept. 24-28) will
be offered by:

Monday: Ned Parker
Tuesday: Bill Gural (Before Community Day starts, at our usual time)
Wednesday: Julianna Donofrio
Thursday: John Brock
Friday: Ned Parker

You are warmly invited to EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal
tradition.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship
All are welcome!

Prof. Greg Mobley will be offering the message at our WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

----------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarships
----------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.

Any ABC-MDIV student may apply

Students must submit a letter of support/endorsement from their home church along with their application.

Application and letter must be returned to the Financial Aid Office by October 5.


Rev. Roger Spinney will be on campus to interview students October 9 from 9:30 to 3:30.

Please stop by the Financial Aid Office to schedule an interview.

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STONEWALK OCTOBER 24TH 8:30AM
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STONEWALK OCTOBER 24TH 8:30AM
The Peace Abbey's annual pilgrimage from Sherborn to Boston is looking
for people who will join them in pulling the caisson that carries the
Memorial Stone honoring all civilians killed as a result of war. Please
call the Abbey office if you need more information 508-655-2143. This
can be a powerful event to take part in.

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Tuesday Community Day begins at 9 am!
----------------------
For all of you planning to participate in Tuesday's Community Day, September 25, we will begin at 9 am in the Wilson Chapel sanctuary. Please remember to sign up with me if you haven't already done so, so we can make sure we have enough food for lunch and dinner for everyone planning to participate. You can sign up by emailing me at nnienhuis@ants.edu. Remember--the day happens rain or shine! If you can only make it for the panting part of the day (9am-4:30 pm), that's fine. The schedule follows below:

9:00am-9:30am Welcome and Introductions, Wilson Chapel
9:30am-10:00am Worship Service (President Carter, Preaching)
10:00am-10:45 am Introduction to the Day (Neal Seaborn)
10:45am-11:00am Pick up Box Lunches etc.
11:00am-11:30am Travel to planting sites--N. Centre
11:30am-12:30pm 1st tree planting
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch & reflection
1:30pm-4:30pm Planting 3 trees
4:30pm-5:00pm Return to Andover Newton (meet on the quad)
5:00pm-6:00pm Dinner-Barbecue (sponsored by the Student Association) Quad*
6:00-7:30pm Evening Talk by Dr. Rodney Peterson, "The Ethics of Identity and the Environmental Crisis," in Wilson Chapel

* If it rains we will assemble in the cafeteria (Lower Noyes Hall)

Remember, we have teams that will be going off-site to plant trees in Newton Centre, but we also have an on-campus team for those of you needing a less rigorous day. Please plan to wear Andover Newton t-shirts for the day. New shirts will be available for new students only, on a first come, first served basis. I hope to see you all on Tuesday!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Forgiveness Project
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Forgiveness Project - Images of Forgiveness
Upper Noyes Hall - Student Lounge
September 30 - October 6

Please come and invite those in your congregations to view this exhibit of photos and stories of those touched by acts of personal violence, political and social unrest and injustice. The stories of the Forgiveness Project give voice to alternatives to continuing cycles of violence and retribution, seeking instead forgiveness, dialog, and reconciliation of persons and societies around the world.

Further information you may wish to share with your congregations formatted as a flyer or bulletin insert is available in the foyer of Stoddard Hall, the Student Lounge and the cafeteria.

The Forgiveness Project display and events are sponsored by the Peace Fellowship in cooperation with many other student fellowships.

Chapel, Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Sharon Thornton preaching

Lecture - "The End of Vengeance" by Professor Valerie DIxon
Wednesday, October 3, 7:30 PM, Wilson Chapel

For additional information contact:
Liz Garrigan-Byerly - EGarriganByerly@ants.edu
Judy Brandon - JBrandon@ants.edu


----------------------
Art Night
----------------------
Everyone
is invited to Art Night
(even if you don't consider yourself to be an artist).

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

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

All materials provided.
Fun and fellowship.
Free will donation.
Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at
dhonen@ants.edu


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Save the date: Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune to speak October 26
----------------------
On Friday, October 26 the Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune will be speaking at Andover Newton, at 1:00 pm in Wilson Chapel. Since 1976, Rev. Fortune has been a pioneer in the field of religion and domestic violence and a leading national expert on sexual exploitation by religious leaders. She is the Founder and Senior Analyst at the Seattle-based Faith Trust Institute (formerly the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence). Their web site is: http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org/

Rev. Fortune is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ as well as an author, educator, practicing ethicist and theologian. She served on the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women for the U.S. Department of Justice from 1994-2002 and currently serves on the Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence for the US Defense Department. She is also the editor of the Journal of Religion and Abuse. For more questions contact Dean Nancy Nienhuis at nnienhuis@ants.edu.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, September 20, 2007

In this message:

- From the Registrar's office
- Minimum Payment for fall
- SA Meeting - Tuesday, October 2
- Emerging Ecology Fellowship Outing
- Parables as Riddles, Parables as Revelation
- Free Drapes
- Justice and Peace Fellowship
- Chapel News
- Getting religion right: beyond stereotypes and statistics
- Field of Flags Memorial
- Tuesday Community Day begins at 9 am!
- Forgiveness Project
- UCC Fellowship Announcement
- Library notice


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From the Registrar's office
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Friday, September 21- 4 p.m.
Last day for late registration.
Add/Drop Forms due in Registrar's Office. Forms must be postmarked by
this date.
Last day for Pass/Fail requests.


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Minimum Payment for fall
------------------------
Students who register for the fall term must have paid (and/or have had
credited to their student accounts from student loans, ANTS financial
aid, or outside aid) at least 25% of their total charges for fall, by
September 28, 2007, or they will risk being dropped from their fall
courses. Resident students who fail to meet the 25% requirement may also
lose their privilege to stay in ANTS housing. Please contact Peter
Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100 x218; pgibson@ants.edu) if
you have questions about the amount you owe on your bill for fall.

------------------------
SA Meeting - Tuesday, October 2
------------------------
Tuesday, October 2
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Lounge - Upper Noyes

We will be reviewing plans for both Student Lounges, reviewing the
current
SA Budget, start the SA Constitution revision, and review the SA
Calendar.

Please submit any other agenda items to SA@ants.edu no later than
Sunday,
September 30, Noon.

Hope to see you there!


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Emerging Ecology Fellowship Outing
------------------------
Join us Monday the 24th for a viewing of the documentary Everything's
Cool--a "toxic comedy" about those who have been trying to educate
America about global warming.

Details: Meet in front of Wilson Chapel at 6:15 to carpool to Coolidge
Corner Theater. Cost is $9. If you have questions or are interested
email Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com; an idea of numbers would be
helpful in planning transportation.

Hope to see you Monday!


------------------------
Parables as Riddles, Parables as Revelation
------------------------
* Parables as Riddles, Parables as Revelation: Performing Scripture in
the Quest for the Kingdom of God *
Saturday, October 20, 2007 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Cost for the day: $ 40
(includes lunch)

What insights and resources do Jesus' parables and teachings offer for
faithful and subversive living - not in the first century CE but in our
own day?
Don't forget to register for our day-long symposium focusing on the
strange and marvelous world of Jesus' parables, with the intent of
awakening a more profound engagement with Jesus' vision of what it
means to live into God's reign on earth. The day combines talks,
workshops, and worship, all meant to challenge our faith and deepen the
expressive ways we find to proclaim it in church and society.

For further information and registration form, check out the Andover
Newton website, or contact: Jennifer Shaw, at jshaw2@ants.edu

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Free Drapes
------------------------
New drapes are being installed in the Greene Room. If anyone would
like the old drapes, please contact Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing
Office.

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

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Justice and Peace Fellowship
------------------------
ANTS students for Justice and Peace are invited to dinner on Monday,
September 24th from 5:00 to 6:00 in the ANTS cafeteria. We welcome all
who are interested
in being involved with the issues of Justice and Peace on campus and in
investigating how we
may be able to effect an enduring justice through radical love in our
community and beyond. We
will discuss actions already planned and actions yet to be fully
envisioned.

For questions or if you cannot make it but would like to be added to
the
Peace Fellowship Mailing list, please contact Kurt Walker at
kwalker@ANTS.edu


----------------------
Chapel News
----------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the coming week (Sept. 24-28) will
be offered by:

Monday: Ned Parker
Tuesday: Bill Gural (Before Community Day starts, at our usual time)
Wednesday: Julianna Donofrio
Thursday: John Brock
Friday: Ned Parker

You are warmly invited to EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal
tradition.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship
All are welcome!

Prof. Greg Mobley will be offering the message at our WEDNESDAY
COMMUNITY CHAPEL.

With questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
events, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

----------------------
Getting religion right: beyond stereotypes and statistics
----------------------
OLD SOUTH CHURCH ENGAGES THREE FAITHS

Getting religion right:
beyond stereotypes and statistics

Complexity, Failure and Hope in Inter-religious Relationships
Taught by Old South's Theologian-in-Residence, Professor Mark
Burrows
Sunday, October 21, 9:45-10:45 A.M.

The Reverend John Thomas
General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ,
preaching on the UCC's inter-religious and ecumenical vocation.
Sunday, October 21 at the 11 A.M. Worship Service

The Most Reverend Doctor Desmond Tutu
Former Archbishop of Cape Town, Nobel Peace Laureate, chairman of South
Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and International Patron of
Sabeel, speaking on the situation of Palestinian Christians.
Saturday, October 27 at 1:30 P.M. Ticketed event: contact
www.fosna.org or (503) 653-6625.

Dennis Ross: author, envoy, political figure and analyst
Director, Washington Institute for Near East Policy and author of The
Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace. He
was U.S. envoy to the region under presidents Clinton and George Bush
and will speak on this contested area.
Sunday, October 28 at 1:30 P.M.

Three Women, Three Religions: One Story
Rabbi Susan Harris, Reverend Anne Minton, and Saadia Husain Baloch: a
Jew, a Christian and a Muslim reflect on the story of Abraham and his
son.
Sunday, November 4 at the 11:00 A.M. Worship Service

The Daughters of Abraham
The Daughters of Abraham are Christian, Jewish and Muslim women whose
mission is to overcome stereotypes and foster mutual respect and
understanding among women in these traditions. Meet some of the
daughters, hear their stories and learn their strategy.
Sunday, November 4 at 12:30 P.M.

Rabbi Jonah Pesner
Executive Director, Just Congregations, the Union for Reform Judaism.
On the second Sunday of Advent and UN Human Rights Day a Reform Rabbi
preaches in a Christian church on God's mandate for justice.
Sunday, December 9 at the 11 A.M. Worship Service


Old South Church in Boston
Boylston & Dartmouth Streets at the Copley T Station
617.536.1970 / www.oldsouth.org


----------------------
Field of Flags Memorial
----------------------
Field of Flags is being hosted by the Hopedale Unitarian Parish in
Hopedale MA for the month of September. This is a memorial
installation honoring those who have died in military service in
Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Field of Flags is NOT a political statement. It is a visible,
silent, patriotic reminder of the sacrifice of our honored war dead.
The public is invited to view the display and write a message in the
Book of Condolences under the tent near our Peace Garden. Cards will
be
available to write messages to the men and women still serving, that
we
have not forgotten them.

Join us:
Saturday September 22 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Reading names of all soldiers killed. Come and go throughout the day.
Help read names, light candles, pray and pay silent respects.

Sunday September 23 at 3:00 p.m.
Ceremony of Memory, Honor and Prayers for Peace

Email Tim House for directions or if you have questions.

house,calls@verizon.net


----------------------
Tuesday Community Day begins at 9 am!
----------------------
For all of you planning to participate in Tuesday's Community Day,
September 25, we will begin at 9 am in the Wilson Chapel sanctuary.
Please remember to sign up with me if you haven't already done so, so we
can make sure we have enough food for lunch and dinner for everyone
planning to participate. You can sign up by emailing me at
nnienhuis@ants.edu. Remember--the day happens rain or shine! If you
can only make it for the panting part of the day (9am-4:30 pm), that's
fine. The schedule follows below:

9:00am-9:30am Welcome and Introductions, Wilson Chapel
9:30am-10:00am Worship Service (President Carter, Preaching)
10:00am-10:45 am Introduction to the Day (Neal
Seaborn)
10:45am-11:00am Pick up Box Lunches
etc.
11:00am-11:30am Travel to planting sites--N.
Centre
11:30am-12:30pm 1st tree planting
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch & reflection
1:30pm-4:30pm Planting 3 trees

4:30pm-5:00pm Return to Andover Newton (meet on the quad)
5:00pm-6:00pm Dinner-Barbecue (sponsored by the Student
Association) Quad*
6:00-7:30pm Evening Talk by Dr. Rodney Peterson, "The Ethics of
Identity and the Environmental Crisis," in Wilson Chapel

* If it rains we will assemble in the cafeteria (Lower Noyes Hall)

Remember, we have teams that will be going off-site to plant trees in
Newton Centre, but we also have an on-campus team for those of you
needing a less rigorous day. Please plan to wear Andover Newton
t-shirts for the day. New shirts will be available for new students
only, on a first come, first served basis. I hope to see you all on
Tuesday!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

----------------------
Forgiveness Project
----------------------
Forgiveness Project - Images of Forgiveness
Upper Noyes Hall - Student Lounge
September 30 - October 6

Please come and invite those in your congregations to view this exhibit
of photos and stories of those touched by acts of personal violence,
political and social unrest and injustice. The stories of the
Forgiveness Project give voice to alternatives to continuing cycles of
violence and retribution, seeking instead forgiveness, dialog, and
reconciliation of persons and societies around the world.

Further information you may wish to share with your congregations is
attached formatted as a flyer or bulletin insert. The Forgiveness
Project display and events are sponsored by the Peace Fellowship in
cooperation with many other student fellowships.

Chapel, Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Sharon Thornton preaching

Lecture - "The End of Vengeance" by Professor Valerie DIxon
Wednesday, October 3, 7:30 PM, Wilson Chapel

For additional information contact:
Liz Garrigan-Byerly - EGarriganByerly@ants.edu
Judy Brandon - JBrandon@ants.edu


----------------------
UCC Fellowship Announcement
----------------------
Kindly post this announcement a.s.a.p.:

The UCC Fellowship site on Connects has several new announcements and
discussion forums! All interested students, faculty, and staff are
welcome to join us there. Simply add the UCC Fellowship to your
"groups" in Connect.

Questions? E-mail Cindy Stasko, cstasko@ants.edu


----------------------
Library notice
----------------------
Library hours for Community Day, September 25, are 7:00-10:00 p.m.
only.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, September 18, 2007

In this message:

- From the Registrar's office
- Minimum Payment for fall
- Food Pantry
- Black Student Fellowship
- EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP (EEF) - NEW GROUP AT ANTS
- Join us for Wednesday Chapel!
- No Choir on the 19th
- UU SPIRITUAL DIRECTION GROUPS
- Evening Prayer Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
- Thursday UU worship schedule
- Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 25!


------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Friday, September 21- 4 p.m.
Last day for late registration.
Add/Drop Forms due in Registrar's Office. Forms must be postmarked by this date.
Last day for Pass/Fail requests.


------------------------
Minimum Payment for fall
------------------------
Students who register for the fall term must have paid (and/or have had credited to their student accounts from student loans, ANTS financial aid, or outside aid) at least 25% of their total charges for fall, by September 28, 2007, or they will risk being dropped from their fall courses. Resident students who fail to meet the 25% requirement may also lose their privilege to stay in ANTS housing. Please contact Peter Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100 x218; pgibson@ants.edu) if you have questions about the amount you owe on your bill for fall.

------------------------
Food Pantry
------------------------
Please be advised that the food pantry is no longer in Sturdevant Hall. It has moved to the kitchen area just to the side of the new student lounge in Upper Noyes.

Thanks,

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President


------------------------
Black Student Fellowship
------------------------
ANTS students of African descent are invited to share their lunch hour, 12-1pm, on Wednesday, September 19th, in the ANTS cafeteria. We will renew connections, meet and welcome new students, and organize the BSF for service and action during the 2007-08 school year.

Please plan to attend the Chapel Service immediately following the meeting, from 1-2pm.

Questions? Contact Regina Boyd; rboyd@ants.edu


------------------------
EMERGING ECOLOGY FELLOWSHIP (EEF) - NEW GROUP AT ANTS
------------------------
How do we heal ourselves, our relationships with each other and our
relationships with the rest of creation?
Come discover the answers with us! All are welcome.

To find out more, please visit our website,
http://www.ecologyfellowship.org, where you'll find relevant eco-news and a
list of upcoming events.

This month --
"Green" Lunch Hour:
We'd love to see you at our "Green" lunch hour this Thursday, 9/20, from
noon to 1:00 p.m. at the picnic tables on the quad. Come meet
ecologically-minded students, staff and faculty and share your ideas. (In
case of rain, we will fellowship in the Student Lounge in Upper Noyes.)
NB: Bring your lunch!

Environmental Films:
As a preview to our upcoming Environmental Film Series, our group is going
to two films this weekend at Coolidge Corner. Join us for "King Corn" on
Sunday, 9/23, and "Everything's Cool!" on Monday, 9/24. For more info about
the film series and how to connect, visit our website!

------------------------
Join us for Wednesday Chapel!
------------------------
This Wednesday (Sept. 19) we will hear special music from Donna Colleti-Lowre and the message will be given by Bill Herzog, Dean of the Faculty.

Wednesday Chapel services fit quite nicely between lunch and class, gathering from 1pm to 2pm in the Wilson Chapel. Join us for this time of worship and fellowship.

------------------------
No Choir on the 19th
------------------------
There is no choir this week (Sept. 19), but we will meet again on Sept. 26, 11:50-12:10. All welcome. We'll meet every Wednesday in that time slot at Wilson Chapel.


----------------------
UU SPIRITUAL DIRECTION GROUPS
----------------------
UU SPIRITUAL DIRECTION GROUPS - we still have room for one more participant in the UU Spiritual Direction Group that begins meeting on 9/20/2007. For more information contact Carmen Emerson at rev2bcme@verizon.net or 617-923-1311.


----------------------
Evening Prayer Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
----------------------
You are warmly invited to evening prayer (Compline) in the Episcopal tradition.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:00-9:20 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship
All are welcome!


----------------------
Thursday UU worship schedule
----------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with us for a
peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your mind!

Janet Bush will lead this week's service on the theme of Restorative
Justice. Hear about the beginnings of this movement and the work of
people committed to restorative justice practices in our criminal
justice system and beyond.

Here is our current schedule for the fall semester:

* Sept 20 - Janet Bush (restorative justice)
* Sept 27 - Nancy Banks
* Oct 4 - Christina Sillari
* Oct 11 - Julianna Donofrio
* Oct 18, 25: (open)
* Nov 1, 8, 15, 29: (open)
* Dec 6, 13, 20: (open)

As you can see, there are plenty of open dates available starting in
mid-October. Would you consider preaching or leading a service? Here
is a golden opportunity to get some practice, to try out new worship
ideas, and deepen fellowship. We also invite worship leaders from the
faculty and the greater community to participate in these services.
Please let us know if there's somebody you'd like to bring in to preach.

Blessings,
From your worship coordinators:
Cathy French (cmfrench@juno.com)
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)


----------------------
Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 25!
----------------------
Dear Community Members,

On Tuesday, September 25 we will be holding our fall Community Day in lieu of classes. I encourage all of you to participate. The activities will begin at 9:00 am in the Wilson Chapel sanctuary. After a worship service and some general instructions we will head out for the day. We should return to campus by 4:30 or 5 pm, and dinner will follow. For those who wish, we will be having some teams involved in projects on campus that are relatively sedentary. If you prefer to be involved in this, just let me know. Please RSVP directly to me at nnienhuis@ants.edu if you plan to attend any part of Community Day. Lunch and dinner will be provided for all participants.

This fall we are partnering with the City of Newton on a project to plant trees in Newton Centre. On Tuesday, Sept. 25th we will plant 40 trees, providing aesthetic and health-related improvements to Newton and the surrounding region. Newton mayor David B. Cohen will join us at some point during the day. (On Saturday, Sept. 29 another group will be planting more trees.)

All participants will be divided into teams. If you would like to be a team leader you will need to attend a 2 hour training session (please see schedule below). Each team leader will instruct his/her group on the steps involved in planting the tree. Each group will plant 4 trees, and we will need 10 groups of 5-6 people each to get this job done. If you would like to lead a team please let me know what training session you plan to attend.

Training Dates & Times:
Saturday, Sept. 15 10:00am-12:00noon

Tuesday, Sept. 18 12:00noon-2:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 19 5:30pm-7:30pm

Thursday, Sept. 20 12:00noon-2:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 22 2:00pm-4:00pm

All training sessions will be on campus. Please choose a time to attend and let me know so facilitators can plan accordingly.

The project is funded by the MassReLeaf Ministry which is a partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the United Church of Christ. The school received funding from the MassReLeaf Ministry. This was due to the work of Christina Cabrerra, our student Ecology Minister. The MassReLeaf Ministry mission is to provide funding and technical support to religious organizations and their municipal partners for real, hands-on tree-planting projects in public areas across Massachusetts. The Newton city arborist is also providing funding (and a back hoe to dig the holes for the trees).

Although Hebrew College will not be joining us for the fall Community Day (the 25th is the 2nd day of their fall semester and the eve of Sukkot), they will join us in the spring (Tuesday, April 15). However, we will be joined on the 25th by volunteers from various local churches.

I look forward to your involvement on Community Day!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Monday, September 17, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, September 17, 2007

In this message:

- From the Registrar's office
- Minimum Payment for fall
- Andover Newton's new Field Ed program wins national award
- Spiritual Journeys begins 2007-2008 program Sept 18th
- Check out Professor Dixon's website JustPeaceTheory.com
- Black Student Fellowship
- MORNING PRAYER
- Join us for Wednesday Chapel!
- No Choir on the 19th
- UU SPIRITUAL DIRECTION GROUPS
- Evening Prayer Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
- Thursday UU worship schedule
- Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 25!


------------------------
From the Registrar's office
------------------------
Friday, September 21- 4 p.m.
Last day for late registration.
Add/Drop Forms due in Registrar's Office. Forms must be postmarked by this date.
Last day for Pass/Fail requests.


------------------------
Minimum Payment for fall
------------------------
Students who register for the fall term must have paid (and/or have had credited to their student accounts from student loans, ANTS financial aid, or outside aid) at least 25% of their total charges for fall, by September 28, 2007, or they will risk being dropped from their fall courses. Resident students who fail to meet the 25% requirement may also lose their privilege to stay in ANTS housing. Please contact Peter Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100 x218; pgibson@ants.edu) if you have questions about the amount you owe on your bill for fall.

------------------------
Andover Newton's new Field Ed program wins national award
------------------------
Andover Newton has a long and respected history of pioneering new efforts in Theological Field Education. The latest chapter in that history involves a new approach to the on-campus portion of field education, which is the area of the Program where students draw out connections between classroom and experiential learning. The new approach, otherwise known as the Professor-Practitioner Program (P3), requires students in Field Education to participate in specially-designated courses where Professors team with Resident Ministry Practitioners (or RMPs). Students then meet in small break-out sessions with RMPs for peer supervision, mentoring, and exercises that encourage the integration of classroom theory with ministry practice.

This week P3 was named as a recipient (one of four) of the Theological Educational Renewal Award. This award, which is administered through the Faith As a Way of Life Program at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, is designed to "encourage reform in theological education by offering awards for seminary and divinity school courses that investigate the ways in which faith is connected to the practices of daily life." You can read more about this initiative at: www.yale.edu/faith

We salute Dr. Sarah Drummond who directs the program as well as Kathy Windsor, Dean Bill Herzog, our faculty and the many pastor-practitioners who have given (and continue to give!) so much to shaping this latest pioneering effort at Andover Newton.

------------------------
Spiritual Journeys begins 2007-2008 program Sept 18th
------------------------
Each year for the past two years President Carter has hosted a gathering in his home which features of member of the Andover Newton faculty who shares his or her personal spiritual journey with students and other interested guests. The informal program usually lasts only about an hour from 4:30 - 5:30, with the presentation time being from about 4:45 to 5:15, followed by 15-20 minutes for questions.

This Tuesday, September 18th, the program will feature our Academic Dean Bill Herzog. All are welcome.

------------------------
Check out Professor Dixon's website JustPeaceTheory.com
------------------------
Please take a look at Dr. Dixon's website www.JustPeaceTheory.com for more information on here work here at ANTS and in the greater community.

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship
------------------------
ANTS students of African descent are invited to share their lunch hour, 12-1pm, on Wednesday, September 19th, in the ANTS cafeteria. We will renew connections, meet and welcome new students, and organize the BSF for service and action during the 2007-08 school year.

Please plan to attend the Chapel Service immediately following the meeting, from 1-2pm.

Questions? Contact Regina Boyd; rboyd@ants.edu


------------------------
MORNING PRAYER
------------------------
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for the week of September 17-21 will be offered by:

Monday: Chris Findlay
Tuesday: Ned Parker
Wed.: Ned Parker
Thursday: Kurt Walker
Friday: Tom O'brien

8:10 doors open > 8:20 music and meditation > 8:30-8:50 Liturgy
What a way to start the day!


JOIN US MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FOR MORNING PRAYER IN THE WILSON CHAPEL.
8:10 Doors Open
8:20 Special Music and Meditation/Prayer
8:30-8:50 Liturgy

------------------------
Join us for Wednesday Chapel!
------------------------
This Wednesday (Sept. 19) we will hear special music from Donna Colleti-Lowre and the message will be given by Bill Herzog, Dean of the Faculty.

Wednesday Chapel services fit quite nicely between lunch and class, gathering from 1pm to 2pm in the Wilson Chapel. Join us for this time of worship and fellowship.

------------------------
No Choir on the 19th
------------------------
There is no choir this week (Sept. 19), but we will meet again on Sept. 26, 11:50-12:10. All welcome. We'll meet every Wednesday in that time slot at Wilson Chapel.


----------------------
UU SPIRITUAL DIRECTION GROUPS
----------------------
UU SPIRITUAL DIRECTION GROUPS - we still have room for one more participant in the UU Spiritual Direction Group that begins meeting on 9/20/2007. For more information contact Carmen Emerson at rev2bcme@verizon.net or 617-923-1311.


----------------------
Evening Prayer Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
----------------------
You are warmly invited to evening prayer (Compline) in the Episcopal tradition.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:00-9:20 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship
All are welcome!


----------------------
Thursday UU worship schedule
----------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with us for a
peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your mind!

Janet Bush will lead this week's service on the theme of Restorative
Justice. Hear about the beginnings of this movement and the work of
people committed to restorative justice practices in our criminal
justice system and beyond.

Here is our current schedule for the fall semester:

* Sept 20 - Janet Bush (restorative justice)
* Sept 27 - Nancy Banks
* Oct 4 - Christina Sillari
* Oct 11 - Julianna Donofrio
* Oct 18, 25: (open)
* Nov 1, 8, 15, 29: (open)
* Dec 6, 13, 20: (open)

As you can see, there are plenty of open dates available starting in
mid-October. Would you consider preaching or leading a service? Here
is a golden opportunity to get some practice, to try out new worship
ideas, and deepen fellowship. We also invite worship leaders from the
faculty and the greater community to participate in these services.
Please let us know if there's somebody you'd like to bring in to preach.

Blessings,
From your worship coordinators:
Cathy French (cmfrench@juno.com)
Bruce Taylor (bruce.c.taylor@verizon.net)


----------------------
Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 25!
----------------------
Dear Community Members,

On Tuesday, September 25 we will be holding our fall Community Day in lieu of classes. I encourage all of you to participate. The activities will begin at 9:00 am in the Wilson Chapel sanctuary. After a worship service and some general instructions we will head out for the day. We should return to campus by 4:30 or 5 pm, and dinner will follow. For those who wish, we will be having some teams involved in projects on campus that are relatively sedentary. If you prefer to be involved in this, just let me know. Please RSVP directly to me at nnienhuis@ants.edu if you plan to attend any part of Community Day. Lunch and dinner will be provided for all participants.

This fall we are partnering with the City of Newton on a project to plant trees in Newton Centre. On Tuesday, Sept. 25th we will plant 40 trees, providing aesthetic and health-related improvements to Newton and the surrounding region. Newton mayor David B. Cohen will join us at some point during the day. (On Saturday, Sept. 29 another group will be planting more trees.)

All participants will be divided into teams. If you would like to be a team leader you will need to attend a 2 hour training session (please see schedule below). Each team leader will instruct his/her group on the steps involved in planting the tree. Each group will plant 4 trees, and we will need 10 groups of 5-6 people each to get this job done. If you would like to lead a team please let me know what training session you plan to attend.

Training Dates & Times:
Saturday, Sept. 15 10:00am-12:00noon

Tuesday, Sept. 18 12:00noon-2:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 19 5:30pm-7:30pm

Thursday, Sept. 20 12:00noon-2:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 22 2:00pm-4:00pm

All training sessions will be on campus. Please choose a time to attend and let me know so facilitators can plan accordingly.

The project is funded by the MassReLeaf Ministry which is a partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the United Church of Christ. The school received funding from the MassReLeaf Ministry. This was due to the work of Christina Cabrerra, our student Ecology Minister. The MassReLeaf Ministry mission is to provide funding and technical support to religious organizations and their municipal partners for real, hands-on tree-planting projects in public areas across Massachusetts. The Newton city arborist is also providing funding (and a back hoe to dig the holes for the trees).

Although Hebrew College will not be joining us for the fall Community Day (the 25th is the 2nd day of their fall semester and the eve of Sukkot), they will join us in the spring (Tuesday, April 15). However, we will be joined on the 25th by volunteers from various local churches.

I look forward to your involvement on Community Day!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Friday, September 14, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, September 14, 2007

In this message:

- Minimum Payment for fall
- Peace Fellowship - First Meeting
- New Mail Room Hours
- Black Student Fellowship
- Listen to the Wilson Chapel Architect - Monday 9/17
- UU SPIRITUAL DIRECTION GROUPS
- Evening Prayer Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
- Wireless access improvements at ANTS
- Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 25!


------------------------
Minimum Payment for fall
------------------------
Students who register for the fall term must have paid (and/or have had credited to their student accounts from student loans, ANTS financial aid, or outside aid) at least 25% of their total charges for fall, by September 28, 2007, or they will risk being dropped from their fall courses. Resident students who fail to meet the 25% requirement may also lose their privilege to stay in ANTS housing. Please contact Peter Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100 x218; pgibson@ants.edu) if you have questions about the amount you owe on your bill for fall.


------------------------
Peace Fellowship - First Meeting
------------------------
ANTS students for Peace and Justice are invited to join the Peace Fellowship
at dinner on Monday, September 17th from 5:00 to 6:00 in the ANTS cafeteria.
We welcome back returning students, introduce new students and renew the
discussion of how we may be able to effect an enduring justice through radical love in
our community and beyond. We will discuss actions already planned and actions yet to be
fully envisioned.

For questions or if you can not make it but would like to be aded to the
Peace Fellowship Mailing list, please contact Kurt Walker at kwalker@ANTS.edu

------------------------
New Mail Room Hours
------------------------
Fall * Winter
Mail Room Hours
Beginning
September 15, 2008

Monday 11 * 4
Tuesday 11 * 4, 5 * 7:30
Wednesday 11 * 2, 5 * 7:30
Thursday 11 * 4
Friday 11 * 4
Saturday 11 * 4


All mail will be in your boxes by 1:30 each day.
Packages may be picked up any time the mailroom is open.

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship
------------------------
ANTS students of African descent are invited to share their lunch hour, 12-1pm, on Wednesday, September 19th, in the ANTS cafeteria. We will renew connections, meet and welcome new students, and organize the BSF for service and action during the 2007-08 school year.

Please plan to attend the Chapel Service immediately following the meeting, from 1-2pm.

Questions? Contact Regina Boyd; rboyd@ants.edu


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Listen to the Wilson Chapel Architect - Monday 9/17
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Brett Donham, architect for the Wilson Chapel, will be in the chapel between 11 and 12 on Monday,September 17, discussing his thought process in designing the Wilson Chapel with the Theological Aesthetics class. All are welcome to come and listen. A great opportunity to understand the creative process that yeilded our chapel!
Priscilla Deck.


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UU SPIRITUAL DIRECTION GROUPS
----------------------
UU SPIRITUAL DIRECTION GROUPS - we still have room for one more participant in the UU Spiritual Direction Group that begins meeting on 9/20/2007. For more information contact Carmen Emerson at rev2bcme@verizon.net or 617-923-1311.


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Evening Prayer Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
----------------------
You are warmly invited to evening prayer (Compline) in the Episcopal tradition.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:00-9:20 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship
All are welcome!


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Wireless access improvements at ANTS
----------------------
Over the summer the wireless network at ANTS was expanded and improved.
Residence hall networks will stay the same but the all student wireless network has been expanded.
Sites for the all student wireless network now include:
The Library
Sturtevant Hall
Upper Noyes Student Center
Lower Noyes Cafeteria
Wilson Chapel
All Davis Classrooms

The all student wireless network is also now simply listed as "ANTS" instead of listing individual building networks.
For more information or questions call the Helpdesk and x314
Please note, that if your computer accessed the wireless network last year, it is already registered in the new wireless system.

Thank You,
ANTS IT Dept.


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Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 25!
----------------------
Dear Community Members,

On Tuesday, September 25 we will be holding our fall Community Day in lieu of classes. I encourage all of you to participate. The activities will begin at 9:00 am in the Wilson Chapel sanctuary. After a worship service and some general instructions we will head out for the day. We should return to campus by 4:30 or 5 pm, and dinner will follow. For those who wish, we will be having some teams involved in projects on campus that are relatively sedentary. If you prefer to be involved in this, just let me know. Please RSVP directly to me at nnienhuis@ants.edu if you plan to attend any part of Community Day. Lunch and dinner will be provided for all participants.

This fall we are partnering with the City of Newton on a project to plant trees in Newton Centre. On Tuesday, Sept. 25th we will plant 40 trees, providing aesthetic and health-related improvements to Newton and the surrounding region. Newton mayor David B. Cohen will join us at some point during the day. (On Saturday, Sept. 29 another group will be planting more trees.)

All participants will be divided into teams. If you would like to be a team leader you will need to attend a 2 hour training session (please see schedule below). Each team leader will instruct his/her group on the steps involved in planting the tree. Each group will plant 4 trees, and we will need 10 groups of 5-6 people each to get this job done. If you would like to lead a team please let me know what training session you plan to attend.

Training Dates & Times:
Saturday, Sept. 15 10:00am-12:00noon

Tuesday, Sept. 18 12:00noon-2:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 19 5:30pm-7:30pm

Thursday, Sept. 20 12:00noon-2:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 22 2:00pm-4:00pm

All training sessions will be on campus. Please choose a time to attend and let me know so facilitators can plan accordingly.

The project is funded by the MassReLeaf Ministry which is a partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the United Church of Christ. The school received funding from the MassReLeaf Ministry. This was due to the work of Christina Cabrerra, our student Ecology Minister. The MassReLeaf Ministry mission is to provide funding and technical support to religious organizations and their municipal partners for real, hands-on tree-planting projects in public areas across Massachusetts. The Newton city arborist is also providing funding (and a back hoe to dig the holes for the trees).

Although Hebrew College will not be joining us for the fall Community Day (the 25th is the 2nd day of their fall semester and the eve of Sukkot), they will join us in the spring (Tuesday, April 15). However, we will be joined on the 25th by volunteers from various local churches.

I look forward to your involvement on Community Day!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Thursday, September 13, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, September 11, 2007

In this message:


- Minimum Payment for fall
- Calob Rundell Update/Prayer Request
- Help Desk announcement
- Black Student Fellowship
- Open Labyrinth Walks and Labyrinth Workshop
- Ordination of Darrick Jackson
- Prof. Wariboko's ETHI 601F class will meet in Davis 301 on Friday 9/14
- Wireless access improvements at ANTS
- Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 25!

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Minimum Payment for fall
------------------------
Students who register for the fall term must have paid (and/or have had credited to their student accounts from student loans, ANTS financial aid, or outside aid) at least 25% of their total charges for fall, by September 28, 2007, or they will risk being dropped from their fall courses. Resident students who fail to meet the 25% requirement may also lose their privilege to stay in ANTS housing. Please contact Peter Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100 x218; pgibson@ants.edu) if you have questions about the amount you owe on your bill for fall.

------------------------
Calob Rundell Update/Prayer Request
------------------------
As many of you know, Andover Newton student Calob Rundell is about to be deployed to Iraq with his unit. In a resent email he wrote, "Hey friends and family, I hope this message finds you well. A big thank you to everyone who has sent personal emails, letters, and packages. Unfortunately I don't have the time or bandwidth to reply to everyone, but know that everything is appreciated! We've entered our final three weeks of training here at Ft. Dix and have our big final "test" as a unit coming up. Everything is always changing with the Army, but as of right now all I can tell you about our mission is that it is important to helping Iraq stabilize, it is very safe, and is in the Baghdad area.
If you are interesting is sending care packages, soldiers can always use q-tips, anything with sugar, baby wipes, and anything homemade. Thank you all for your support and prayers!"

If you would like to email Calob you can do so at: Calob Rundell, calob.rundell@us.army.mil or you may write to Calob at:

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

Please keep him and his wife Sara in your thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Help Desk announcement
------------------------
IT HELP DESK

The IT Help Desk is now staffed from 8:30am - 4:30pm,
and is occasionally open later.

Evn, Len and Andy are located in 34 Dabney Hall at x314.

If we are not here, please send an e-mail to helpdesk@ants.edu
and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Also available for IT help are Emily (x221, eleavitt@ants.edu)
and Brian (x301, beastman@ants.edu).

Andover Newton IT Department
Third Floor Dabney,
Brian Eastman
Evn Tomeny
Emily Leavitt
Len Hayward
Andy Edwards

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Black Student Fellowship
------------------------
ANTS students of African descent are invited to share their lunch hour, 12-1pm, on Wednesday, September 19th, in the ANTS cafeteria. We will renew connections, meet and welcome new students, and organize the BSF for service and action during the 2007-08 school year.

Please plan to attend the Chapel Service immediately following the meeting, from 1-2pm.

Questions? Contact Regina Boyd; rboyd@ants.edu

------------------------
Open Labyrinth Walks and Labyrinth Workshop
------------------------
Every Thursday during the semester
in the Meetinghouse.

Come anytime between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Even if you are new to this ancient spiritual practice,
we will be glad to get you started. All are invited!

Questions? Contact Martha Bays, mbays@ants.edu

ALSO

Labyrinth Facilitator Workshop
led by Heather Leavitt (ANTS MAPR '07) & Martha Bays
Friday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to noon
in Wilson Chapel.
Explore ways to use the labyrinth in your own ministry
and/or as a part of the labyrinth ministry here at ANTS.
Whether you are an experienced labyrinth walker or new to
this spiritual practice, you will discover different ways to use
the labyrinth to help others open themselves to God.
$5 fee for supplies and refreshments.
Contact Martha Bays for info or to register, mbays@ants.edu


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Ordination of Darrick Jackson
----------------------
The First Parish of Watertown
requests the honor of your presence
at the ordination of

Darrick Jackson

Sunday, September 23, 2007
3:00 pm
at First Parish of Watertown
35 Church St.
Watertown, MA

Please celebrate with us after the service for a time of refreshment in the Parish Hall.

Clergy and seminarians are invited to robe and process. Please gather at 2:30 p.m.


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Prof. Wariboko's ETHI 601F class will meet in Davis 301 on Friday 9/14
----------------------
This Friday 9/14, Professor Wariboko's ETHI 601F class will meet in Davis 301 instead of Davis 201.
Class will meet back in Davis 201 the following week.

----------------------
Wireless access improvements at ANTS
----------------------
Over the summer the wireless network at ANTS was expanded and improved.
Residence hall networks will stay the same but the all student wireless network has been expanded.
Sites for the all student wireless network now include:
The Library
Sturtevant Hall
Upper Noyes Student Center
Lower Noyes Cafeteria
Wilson Chapel
All Davis Classrooms

The all student wireless network is also now simply listed as "ANTS" instead of listing individual building networks.
For more information or questions call the Helpdesk and x314
Please note, that if your computer accessed the wireless network last year, it is already registered in the new wireless system.

Thank You,
ANTS IT Dept.

----------------------
Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 25!
----------------------
Dear Community Members,

On Tuesday, September 25 we will be holding our fall Community Day in lieu of classes. I encourage all of you to participate. The activities will begin at 9:00 am in the Wilson Chapel sanctuary. After a worship service and some general instructions we will head out for the day. We should return to campus by 4:30 or 5 pm, and dinner will follow. For those who wish, we will be having some teams involved in projects on campus that are relatively sedentary. If you prefer to be involved in this, just let me know. Please RSVP directly to me at nnienhuis@ants.edu if you plan to attend any part of Community Day. Lunch and dinner will be provided for all participants.

This fall we are partnering with the City of Newton on a project to plant trees in Newton Centre. On Tuesday, Sept. 25th we will plant 40 trees, providing aesthetic and health-related improvements to Newton and the surrounding region. Newton mayor David B. Cohen will join us at some point during the day. (On Saturday, Sept. 29 another group will be planting more trees.)

All participants will be divided into teams. If you would like to be a team leader you will need to attend a 2 hour training session (please see schedule below). Each team leader will instruct his/her group on the steps involved in planting the tree. Each group will plant 4 trees, and we will need 10 groups of 5-6 people each to get this job done. If you would like to lead a team please let me know what training session you plan to attend.

Training Dates & Times:
Saturday, Sept. 15 10:00am-12:00noon

Tuesday, Sept. 18 12:00noon-2:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 19 5:30pm-7:30pm

Thursday, Sept. 20 12:00noon-2:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 22 2:00pm-4:00pm

All training sessions will be on campus. Please choose a time to attend and let me know so facilitators can plan accordingly.

The project is funded by the MassReLeaf Ministry which is a partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the United Church of Christ. The school received funding from the MassReLeaf Ministry. This was due to the work of Christina Cabrerra, our student Ecology Minister. The MassReLeaf Ministry mission is to provide funding and technical support to religious organizations and their municipal partners for real, hands-on tree-planting projects in public areas across Massachusetts. The Newton city arborist is also providing funding (and a back hoe to dig the holes for the trees).

Although Hebrew College will not be joining us for the fall Community Day (the 25th is the 2nd day of their fall semester and the eve of Sukkot), they will join us in the spring (Tuesday, April 15). However, we will be joined on the 25th by volunteers from various local churches.

I look forward to your involvement on Community Day!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, September 11, 2007

In this message:


- The Financial Aid Office has Moved!
- Prayer Request
- UUCANS events
- Volunteer to help Boston Medical Center Children
- JOIN US FOR MORNING PRAYER
- Denominational Receptions
- BORDER CROSSING: A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY FHS 759 W and TCPL 759W
- looking for a mattress
- Celtic Spirituality
- Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 25!

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The Financial Aid Office has Moved!
------------------------
The Financial Aid office has moved from Worcester 101 to Worcester 206! Please see Rosemary Turano, Coordinator of Financial Aid, there when you need to.

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Prayer Request
------------------------
Mary Clare Griffin requests prayer for herself and her son Gabriel. Mary Clare and Gabriel are among those who have had to flee fires raging in the northwest. Although safe, she and her community have suffered from smoke inhalation and the general trauma of an event like this. Please pray for her and Gabriel, and for all those whose lives have been affected by recent fires.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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UUCANS events
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September 12, 2007
The UUCANS, Unitarian Universalist Student Fellowship at ANTS is holding its first Potluck Forum on Wednesday September 12 at 6:30 in the Meeting House.
Returning student please bring a dish to share.
We especially want to invite all new students, UU faculty and staff as our guest. Please RSVP to cmfrench@juno.com

September 13/07
The First UU Chapel will be held in the Meeting House at 1 pm on Thursday September 13.
We hope to see you at this opportunity to worship in fellowship.

September 17/07
First UUCANS Lunch Meeting held in the small dining room of the Cafeteria from 12pm to 1:30pm.
A hosted weekly event. Days will rotate so if you cannot make this one there will be many opportunities to meet your companions at ANTS.

September 18/07
The First UUCANS Business Meeting. An exciting and worthy opportunity to share in the governance and leadership of your student fellowship. We are coming up on elections. The process will be addressed at this meeting as well as discussion on upcoming events and visions for the year... With attention to accessibility we are in process of securing Upper Noyes or other suitable room. Keep posted.....

Submitted by
Julianna Donofrio and Christina Sillari
julianna_donofrio@yahoo.com
omkrimkali@aol.com
UUCANS Interim Leadership Team


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Volunteer to help Boston Medical Center Children
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Volunteer for BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER'S
HALLOWEEN TOWN 2007!
Presented by iParty to benefit BMC's Kids Fund

WHO: Volunteers aged 15 and up!
Volunteers can help as a Supplies Team Member, Activity Team Member,
Costumed Character, Information Squad Member, Check-in Crew, Box Office
Team Member, or Entertainment Team Member.

WHAT: Ghoulish games, a monster mash dance party and some crazy
characters, too! A safe and entertaining Halloween extravaganza, complete

with Main Stage performances, trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating,
costumed characters, storytellers, costume fashion shows, giveaways and
much more!

WHERE: Seaport World Trade Center, Boston

WHEN: Volunteer Shifts
Saturday, October 27th
Shift 1) 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Shift 2) 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 28th
Shift 3) 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Shift 4) 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.WHY: Proceeds from Halloween Town will
benefit the Kids Fund at BMC, a program that provides a variety of
necessity items - from eyeglasses to winter coats - for the hospital's
pediatric patients. More than 25,000 children receive care at BMC, and
they are among the neediest population in the Boston area. The fund also
supports other BMC programs including the Preventive Food Pantry and
Demonstration Kitchen, the Medical Legal Partnership for Children and the
Child Witness to Violence Project.

HOW: Visit www.halloweentownboston.com

<http://www.halloweentownboston.com> to sign up to volunteer or call Kayla

Rogers at 617-638-6140. If you have a group interested in volunteering,
please call Jessica Orndorff at 617-638-6910.

For tickets and more information, visit www.halloweentownboston.com

<http://www.halloweentownboston.com> or call 617-638-0150.


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JOIN US FOR MORNING PRAYER
------------------------
We will be gathering for Morning Prayer daily (Monday-Friday) in the Wilson Chapel. All are welcome!

8:10 Doors open
8:20 Meditation with Special Music
8:30-8:50 Liturgy (In time to get to class, of course!)

Our first gathering will be Monday Sept. 10th (First day of classes). We look forward to seeing you!
Please note that this Thursday (Sept 13), Morning Prayer will be held in the Berkley room. Thanks!!

If you have questions or would like to participate as a leader, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

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Denominational Receptions
----------------------
Two Denominational Receptions* will be held on Wednesday, September 12 from 4:50-5:50 pm. You are invited to meet and establish connections with denominational/conference staff, Andover Newton faculty, staff and students. Refreshments will be served.

United Church of Christ (UCC) will be in the Meetinghouse and RSVP's are highly recommended.
It's not too late to RSVP, just email or call Kris LoFrumento, Administrative Assistant for the Pastoral Excellence Program &Program Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry at the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ today! 508-875-5233 x274 or lofrumentok@macucc.org

American Baptist Churches, USA (ABC) will be in the Greene Room, Dabney Hall. No RSVP is needed for these light refreshments.

* All are welcome, regardless of denomination!

Note: UUA reception TBD later in the fall


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BORDER CROSSING: A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY FHS 759 W and TCPL 759W
----------------------
TAKE A JOURNEY THAT JUST MIGHT
CHANGE YOUR LIFE

This January during Winterim
January 21-31, 2008

Led by Professor Brita Gill-Austern

BORDER CROSSING: A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY FHS 759 W and TCPL 759W

(Meets the requirement for Justice Matters, TCPL, FHS Renewal Areas - Permission of instructors required)

Meeting for interested students Wednesday 12 p.m. September 12th the small dining room

Application Required by September 17th with $100 nonrefundable deposit

This year's Border Crossing trip will take place on the border between Mexico and the U.S. with a substantial part of our time being spent in Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tucson, Arizona. The focus of this class and trip will be on immigration and the related issues of global economics and the militarization of the border. We shall study multiple perspectives on immigration and the popular resistance to oppression and violence as it relates to immigration. With immigration occupying the spotlight in public and political debate, it is more important than ever that US citizens and the church witness first hand a reality affected by our policies and lifestyles. We will be joining with the bi-national, non-profit organization of Borderlinks for our time at the border.
]
Approximate cost of two weeks, including airfare, $1500

For more information or to express interest contact:
Brita Gill-Austern - bgillaus@ants.edu, or ext. 219

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looking for a mattress
----------------------
Dear Friends

Hi! I am a Hebrew College student living in Fuller on the ANTS campus for my second year.
I am looking for a twin mattress - preferably a foam mattress, as I don't have a bed, but sleep on the floor (so I have more space in my room.)
I would be so grateful if anyone can help out.
You can contact me at this email address, or call me on: 617 964 0946.

Blessings,
Lisa


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Celtic Spirituality
----------------------
Celtic Spirituality

Are you interested in Celtic Spirituality? Ever had a desire to travel to Ireland and visit some of the ancient holy sites, learn about the history and culture?

Join us for an evening of conversation and possibilities over dinner at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 17th. We will be hosting the Reverend Scott Kavanaugh (ABC pastor of First Baptist Church in Syracuse, NY) and his colleagues Michael and Andrea Beggs, who are the experts in the field and have led a number of trips to Ireland.

Who knows - this just may be the beginning conversation of a FBC Newton Celtic Spirituality Tour to Ireland!

Contacts: Stephen and Mary Jane Ott, 617-527-1812, or smjott@aol.com.


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Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 25!
----------------------
Dear Community Members,

On Tuesday, September 25 we will be holding our fall Community Day in lieu of classes. I encourage all of you to participate. The activities will begin at 9:00 am in the Wilson Chapel sanctuary. After a worship service and some general instructions we will head out for the day. We should return to campus by 4:30 or 5 pm, and dinner will follow. For those who wish, we will be having some teams involved in projects on campus that are relatively sedentary. If you prefer to be involved in this, just let me know. Please RSVP directly to me at nnienhuis@ants.edu if you plan to attend any part of Community Day. Lunch and dinner will be provided for all participants.

This fall we are partnering with the City of Newton on a project to plant trees in Newton Centre. On Tuesday, Sept. 25th we will plant 40 trees, providing aesthetic and health-related improvements to Newton and the surrounding region. Newton mayor David B. Cohen will join us at some point during the day. (On Saturday, Sept. 29 another group will be planting more trees.)

All participants will be divided into teams. If you would like to be a team leader you will need to attend a 2 hour training session (please see schedule below). Each team leader will instruct his/her group on the steps involved in planting the tree. Each group will plant 4 trees, and we will need 10 groups of 5-6 people each to get this job done. If you would like to lead a team please let me know what training session you plan to attend.

Training Dates & Times:
Saturday, Sept. 15 10:00am-12:00noon

Tuesday, Sept. 18 12:00noon-2:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 19 5:30pm-7:30pm

Thursday, Sept. 20 12:00noon-2:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 22 2:00pm-4:00pm

All training sessions will be on campus. Please choose a time to attend and let me know so facilitators can plan accordingly.

The project is funded by the MassReLeaf Ministry which is a partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the United Church of Christ. The school received funding from the MassReLeaf Ministry. This was due to the work of Christina Cabrerra, our student Ecology Minister. The MassReLeaf Ministry mission is to provide funding and technical support to religious organizations and their municipal partners for real, hands-on tree-planting projects in public areas across Massachusetts. The Newton city arborist is also providing funding (and a back hoe to dig the holes for the trees).

Although Hebrew College will not be joining us for the fall Community Day (the 25th is the 2nd day of their fall semester and the eve of Sukkot), they will join us in the spring (Tuesday, April 15). However, we will be joined on the 25th by volunteers from various local churches.

I look forward to your involvement on Community Day!

Nancy Nienhuis

Monday, September 10, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, September 10, 2007

In this message:


- JOIN US FOR MORNING PRAYER
- UCC and ABC receptions
- BORDER CROSSING: A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY FHS 759 W and TCPL 759W
- Business Office hours
- Swing Dance Lessons in the Chapel
- Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 25!


------------------------
JOIN US FOR MORNING PRAYER
------------------------
We will be gathering for Morning Prayer daily (Monday-Friday) in the Wilson Chapel. All are welcome!

8:10 Doors open
8:20 Meditation with Special Music
8:30-8:50 Liturgy (In time to get to class, of course!)

Our first gathering will be Monday Sept. 10th (First day of classes). We look forward to seeing you!
Please note that this Thursday (Sept 13), Morning Prayer will be held in the Berkley room. Thanks!!

If you have questions or would like to participate as a leader, please contact Ned Parker at NParker@ants.edu.

----------------------
UCC and ABC receptions
----------------------
Greetings!

You are cordially invited to attend one or both of the Denominational Receptions* to be held on Wednesday, September 12 from 4:50-5:50 pm. Meet and establish/re-establish connections with denominational/conference staff, Andover Newton faculty, staff and students. Refreshments will be served.

UCC will be in the Meetinghouse
ABC will be in the Greene Room, Dabney Hall

* All are welcome, regardless of denomination!

Note: UUA reception TBD later in the fall

Peg, Sean, Karen and Ned
Recruitment/Admissions


----------------------
BORDER CROSSING: A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY FHS 759 W and TCPL 759W
----------------------
TAKE A JOURNEY THAT JUST MIGHT
CHANGE YOUR LIFE

This January during Winterim
January 21-31, 2008

Led by Professor Brita Gill-Austern

BORDER CROSSING: A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY FHS 759 W and TCPL 759W

(Meets the requirement for Justice Matters, TCPL, FHS Renewal Areas - Permission of instructors required)

Meeting for interested students Wednesday 12 p.m. September 12th the small dining room

Application Required by September 17th with $100 nonrefundable deposit

This year's Border Crossing trip will take place on the border between Mexico and the U.S. with a substantial part of our time being spent in Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tucson, Arizona. The focus of this class and trip will be on immigration and the related issues of global economics and the militarization of the border. We shall study multiple perspectives on immigration and the popular resistance to oppression and violence as it relates to immigration. With immigration occupying the spotlight in public and political debate, it is more important than ever that US citizens and the church witness first hand a reality affected by our policies and lifestyles. We will be joining with the bi-national, non-profit organization of Borderlinks for our time at the border.
]
Approximate cost of two weeks, including airfare, $1500

For more information or to express interest contact:
Brita Gill-Austern - bgillaus@ants.edu, or ext. 219

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Business Office hours
----------------------
Until the end of September, the Business Office will remain open during the noon hour from 12 to 1pm. Beginning October 1, the Office will resume its normal hours, closing from 12 to 1.

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Swing Dance Lessons in the Chapel
----------------------
Want to learn to dance? There will be Beginner Swing Dance Lessons in the Wilson Chapel Sanctuary on Monday nights. The lesson will be from 7:00-8:00PM with open dancing from 8:00-9:00PM. No experience or partner is necessary, just a positive attitude and a clean pair of dance shoes to change into. Dates are Sept 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 22, 29. For more information contact Evn Tomeny at ETomeny@ants.edu

Thanks,

Evn Tomeny
Help Desk Manager &
Application Support Specialist
Andover Newton Theological School
(617)964-1100 x314


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Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 25!
----------------------
Dear Community Members,

On Tuesday, September 25 we will be holding our fall Community Day in lieu of classes. I encourage all of you to participate. The activities will begin at 9:00 am in the Wilson Chapel sanctuary. After a worship service and some general instructions we will head out for the day. We should return to campus by 4:30 or 5 pm, and dinner will follow. For those who wish, we will be having some teams involved in projects on campus that are relatively sedentary. If you prefer to be involved in this, just let me know. Please RSVP directly to me at nnienhuis@ants.edu if you plan to attend any part of Community Day. Lunch and dinner will be provided for all participants.

This fall we are partnering with the City of Newton on a project to plant trees in Newton Centre. On Tuesday, Sept. 25th we will plant 40 trees, providing aesthetic and health-related improvements to Newton and the surrounding region. Newton mayor David B. Cohen will join us at some point during the day. (On Saturday, Sept. 29 another group will be planting more trees.)

All participants will be divided into teams. If you would like to be a team leader you will need to attend a 2 hour training session (please see schedule below). Each team leader will instruct his/her group on the steps involved in planting the tree. Each group will plant 4 trees, and we will need 10 groups of 5-6 people each to get this job done. If you would like to lead a team please let me know what training session you plan to attend.

Training Dates & Times:
Saturday, Sept. 15 10:00am-12:00noon

Tuesday, Sept. 18 12:00noon-2:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 19 5:30pm-7:30pm

Thursday, Sept. 20 12:00noon-2:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 22 2:00pm-4:00pm

All training sessions will be on campus. Please choose a time to attend and let me know so facilitators can plan accordingly.

The project is funded by the MassReLeaf Ministry which is a partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the United Church of Christ. The school received funding from the MassReLeaf Ministry. This was due to the work of Christina Cabrerra, our student Ecology Minister. The MassReLeaf Ministry mission is to provide funding and technical support to religious organizations and their municipal partners for real, hands-on tree-planting projects in public areas across Massachusetts. The Newton city arborist is also providing funding (and a back hoe to dig the holes for the trees).

Although Hebrew College will not be joining us for the fall Community Day (the 25th is the 2nd day of their fall semester and the eve of Sukkot), they will join us in the spring (Tuesday, April 15). However, we will be joined on the 25th by volunteers from various local churches.

I look forward to your involvement on Community Day!

Nancy Nienhuis

Friday, September 07, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, September 07, 2007

In this message:


- * WOTA 646F First Meeting *
- From the Registrar's office
- BORDER CROSSING: A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY FHS 759 W and TCPL 759W
- Free Community Picnic Lunch - Sept. 12th
- Front Desk Job
- Death in Erica Baron's family
- Swing Dance Lessons in the Chapel
- Student Association Semester Kickoff Events


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* WOTA 646F First Meeting *
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Please take note:

The first class meeting of WOTA 646F on Thursday September 13, 2007 will take place in the Peck Room. All classes thereafter will be in the Meetinghouse.


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From the Registrar's Office
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Course update
ETHI736- Womaist/Feminist Ethics- No prerequisite. This course also fulfills the TMPL requirement.
PSYH 780 (on line)- Shame, Guilt and Forgivenes-No permission from professor required.


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BORDER CROSSING: A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY FHS 759 W and TCPL 759W
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TAKE A JOURNEY THAT JUST MIGHT
CHANGE YOUR LIFE

This January during Winterim
January 21-31, 2008

Led by Professor Brita Gill-Austern

BORDER CROSSING: A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY FHS 759 W and TCPL 759W

(Meets the requirement for Justice Matters, TCPL, FHS Renewal Areas - Permission of instructors required)

Meeting for interested students Wednesday 12 p.m. September 12th the small dining room

Application Required by September 17th with $100 nonrefundable deposit

This year's Border Crossing trip will take place on the border between Mexico and the U.S. with a substantial part of our time being spent in Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tucson, Arizona. The focus of this class and trip will be on immigration and the related issues of global economics and the militarization of the border. We shall study multiple perspectives on immigration and the popular resistance to oppression and violence as it relates to immigration. With immigration occupying the spotlight in public and political debate, it is more important than ever that US citizens and the church witness first hand a reality affected by our policies and lifestyles. We will be joining with the bi-national, non-profit organization of Borderlinks for our time at the border.
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Approximate cost of two weeks, including airfare, $1500

For more information or to express interest contact:
Brita Gill-Austern - bgillaus@ants.edu, or ext. 219

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Free Community Picnic Lunch - Sept. 12th
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September 12, 2007
12:00 P.M.
On the Quad

All new and returning Andover Newton students and other members of the Andover Newton community are invited to a Picnic Lunch prior to the Opening Convocation Celebration. It will be held on the Quad on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 12:00 P.M. No need for current students, staff, or faculty to RSVP. All others please contact Kerri Saucier at ksaucier@ants.edu by Monday, September 10th if you intend to join us.

We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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Front Desk Job
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The buisness office is looking for someone to work at the front desk on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30am-12:30pm. Anyone interested should contact Mike Delfino x284.

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Death in Erica Baron's family
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Early on Friday morning Erica Baron's grandfather, the Reverend Charles
John Parsley, died in Burlington, Vermont. Erica and her family were
able to be at his side for the last few days of his life. Please hold
Erica and her family in your thoughts and prayers, and be sure to give
her a hug when she returns to campus next week!


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Swing Dance Lessons in the Chapel
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Want to learn to dance? There will be Beginner Swing Dance Lessons in the Wilson Chapel Sanctuary on Monday nights. The lesson will be from 7:00-8:00PM with open dancing from 8:00-9:00PM. No experience or partner is necessary, just a positive attitude and a clean pair of dance shoes to change into. Dates are Sept 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 22, 29. For more information contact Evn Tomeny at ETomeny@ants.edu

Thanks,

Evn Tomeny
Help Desk Manager &
Application Support Specialist
Andover Newton Theological School
(617)964-1100 x314


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Student Association Semester Kickoff Events
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New Student Ice Cream Social
Thursday, Sept. 6th, 8:00 PM in the new Student Lounge in Upper Noyes
Eat Ice cream!! And welcome our new students to the Hill.

Student Association Town Hall Meeting
Friday, Sept. 7th, 6:15 PM on the Quad
Please come join us as we welcome the incoming class of students. We will be
introducing the Student Association Officers, describing what the Student
Association does and talking about upcoming events.
Game Night follows in the new Student Lounge in Upper Noyes
If you wish to join us for dinner, please RSVP with Dean Nancy Nienhuis,
NNienhuis@ants.edu.

Andover Newton Community Kickoff BBQ for Students, Faculty, Administration,
Staff and Families
Saturday, Sept. 8th, 4:30 PM on the Quad
Celebrate coming back together in the ANTS community! The SA is providing
the BBQ. You just need to bring yourself (and your appetite).
2nd Game Night follows in the new Student Lounge in Upper Noyes
For any questions, please contact Len Hayward, SA President, SA@ants.edu.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, September 04, 2007

In this message:


- Advising for New and Returning Students
- From the Registrar's Office
- Three Encounters with Elie Wiesel
- Meeting of the Episcopal Student Fellowship
- Parking Permits Now Available
- Gospel Sing at Avon Baptist Church

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Advising for New and Returning Students
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Dear Students,

Welcome to academic year 2007-2008! Here you will find some information about advising assignments.

New students: You can find your advisor assignment posted on the bulletin board outside the office of the Administrative Assistant to the Faculty, Jennifer Shaw. It's on the first floor of Worcester Hall, first door on your right when you enter from the exterior or Davis.

Returning students' reassignments:
If you were Matt Myer Boulton's advisee, you are now Bob Pazmiño's advisee
If you were Sharon Taylor's advisee, you are now Carole Fontaine's advisee
If you were Sze-kar Wan's advisee, you are now Nimi Wariboko's advisee
If Mark Burrows is your advisor, Bill Herzog will be your advisor during Prof. Burrows' sabbatical this year

Returning students who do not know who their advisor is: Please contact Jennifer Shaw at jshaw2@ants.edu or x228, and she will let you know. Jennifer can also let you know how to change advisors if you so desire.

May this year be rich with blessings, grace, and learning.
Sarah

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


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From the Registrar's Office
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-Students registered for Field Education MUST enroll in ONE required orientation session, which will include an overview of field education and preparation for theological reflection:
Session 01 - September 10, 6-8:50 p.m.
Session 02 - September 11, 9-11:50 a.m.
Session 03 - September 11, 2-4:50 p.m.
If you are not enroll for a session, please e-mail Jennifer Walker at jwalker@ants.edu .

-The following courses are closed:
P3 HIST 645-
P3 NEWT 762
CMPR 625
CMPR 630
ETHI 780
NEWT 505
PSYC 730
THEO 611
THEO 746

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Three Encounters with Elie Wiesel
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The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University
is pleased to announce

Three Encounters with Elie Wiesel
Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities

The Fascination with Jewish Tales

October 15, 2007
In Religion:
The Jewishness of Jesus: A Personal Interpretation

October 22, 2007
In the Bible:
The Akedah Revisited: More Questions

October 29, 2007
In Hasidim:
The Jewishness of Jesus: Rebbe Leib Soreh and His Mysterious Powers

All lectures will be held at 7pm (doors open at 6pm) in the Boston University
George Sherman Union Metcalf Hall, located at 775 Commonwealth Avenue.
No seating once the program begins. Overflow seating will be available.

These events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.
For security purposes, all bags are subject to inspection on entry.

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Meeting of the Episcopal Student Fellowship
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There will be a meeting of the Episcopal Student Fellowship on Thursday,
September 13th from noon to 1:30 pm in the Small Dining Room of the
cafeteria. Lunch will be provided. This is a very important meeting where
we will discuss the goals and plans of the Fellowship for the year. If you
are an Episcopal student, faculty member or staff member at ANTS, please
plan to attend. In order to have a proper count for lunch, kindly RSVP to
me at Ford55@comcast.net or jford@ants.edu no later than Monday, September
10th. I look forward to seeing you there.

Janice Ford
Chairperson, ESF


16 Crestview Drive
Mendon, MA 01756
508-473-5838

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Parking Permits Now Available
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Parking permits are now available at the Building & Grounds office located in the basement of Sturtevant Hall. Drop by between the hours of 8:00am - Noon and 1:00pm - 3:30pm. Please be sure to have your NEW student ID, and all your pertinent car information with you when you come. No permits will be given to anyone without a new student ID.

Building & Grounds

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Gospel Sing at Avon Baptist Church
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We want to extend to all of the Andover Newton community an invitation
to join Ginny hawker and Tracy Schwartz for a Gospel Sing at Avon
Baptist Church, Avon, Massachusetts on Sunday evening September 30, 2007
beginning at 7:00PM. Admission is free - we will take a free will
offering for the performers at the end of the evening. We will have
coffee, tea, soft drinks, and desserts available for purchase before the
show and during intermission. It should be a great evening of great
gospel music.

Dana and Paul Barnes

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, September 04, 2007

In this message:


- Advising for New and Returning Students
- From the Registrar's Office
- Three Encounters with Elie Wiesel
- Meeting of the Episcopal Student Fellowship
- Parking Permits Now Available
- Gospel Sing at Avon Baptist Church
- 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


------------------------
Advising for New and Returning Students
------------------------
Dear Students,

Welcome to academic year 2007-2008! Here you will find some information about advising assignments.

New students: You can find your advisor assignment posted on the bulletin board outside the office of the Administrative Assistant to the Faculty, Jennifer Shaw. It's on the first floor of Worcester Hall, first door on your right when you enter from the exterior or Davis.

Returning students' reassignments:
If you were Matt Myer Boulton's advisee, you are now Bob Pazmiño's advisee
If you were Sharon Taylor's advisee, you are now Carole Fontaine's advisee
If you were Sze-kar Wan's advisee, you are now Nimi Wariboko's advisee
If Mark Burrows is your advisor, Bill Herzog will be your advisor during Prof. Burrows' sabbatical this year

Returning students who do not know who their advisor is: Please contact Jennifer Shaw at jshaw2@ants.edu or x228, and she will let you know. Jennifer can also let you know how to change advisors if you so desire.

May this year be rich with blessings, grace, and learning.
Sarah

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


----------------------
From the Registrar's Office
----------------------
-Students registered for Field Education MUST enroll in ONE required orientation session, which will include an overview of field education and preparation for theological reflection:
Session 01 - September 10, 6-8:50 p.m.
Session 02 - September 11, 9-11:50 a.m.
Session 03 - September 11, 2-4:50 p.m.
If you are not enroll for a session, please e-mail Jennifer Walker at jwalker@ants.edu .

-The following courses are closed:
P3 HIST 645-
P3 NEWT 762
CMPR 625
CMPR 630
ETHI 780
NEWT 505
PSYC 730
THEO 611
THEO 746

----------------------
Three Encounters with Elie Wiesel
----------------------
The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University
is pleased to announce

Three Encounters with Elie Wiesel
Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities

The Fascination with Jewish Tales

October 15, 2007
In Religion:
The Jewishness of Jesus: A Personal Interpretation

October 22, 2007
In the Bible:
The Akedah Revisited: More Questions

October 29, 2007
In Hasidim:
The Jewishness of Jesus: Rebbe Leib Soreh and His Mysterious Powers

All lectures will be held at 7pm (doors open at 6pm) in the Boston University
George Sherman Union Metcalf Hall, located at 775 Commonwealth Avenue.
No seating once the program begins. Overflow seating will be available.

These events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.
For security purposes, all bags are subject to inspection on entry.

----------------------
Meeting of the Episcopal Student Fellowship
----------------------
There will be a meeting of the Episcopal Student Fellowship on Thursday,
September 13th from noon to 1:30 pm in the Small Dining Room of the
cafeteria. Lunch will be provided. This is a very important meeting where
we will discuss the goals and plans of the Fellowship for the year. If you
are an Episcopal student, faculty member or staff member at ANTS, please
plan to attend. In order to have a proper count for lunch, kindly RSVP to
me at Ford55@comcast.net or jford@ants.edu no later than Monday, September
10th. I look forward to seeing you there.

Janice Ford
Chairperson, ESF


16 Crestview Drive
Mendon, MA 01756
508-473-5838

----------------------
Parking Permits Now Available
----------------------
Parking permits are now available at the Building & Grounds office located in the basement of Sturtevant Hall. Drop by between the hours of 8:00am - Noon and 1:00pm - 3:30pm. Please be sure to have your NEW student ID, and all your pertinent car information with you when you come. No permits will be given to anyone without a new student ID.

Building & Grounds

----------------------
Gospel Sing at Avon Baptist Church
----------------------
We want to extend to all of the Andover Newton community an invitation
to join Ginny hawker and Tracy Schwartz for a Gospel Sing at Avon
Baptist Church, Avon, Massachusetts on Sunday evening September 30, 2007
beginning at 7:00PM. Admission is free - we will take a free will
offering for the performers at the end of the evening. We will have
coffee, tea, soft drinks, and desserts available for purchase before the
show and during intermission. It should be a great evening of great
gospel music.

Dana and Paul Barnes