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Thursday, July 31, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, July 31st, 2008

In this message:

Academic
- Fall Registration Starts July 28th, 9am; non-Seniors Starts Aug 4,
9am
- General Registration Announcement
- Updates on Courses and Requirements
- New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
- CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S course time change
- New "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
- Important Schedule Notice for GCIM 755
- Summer Advising
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- Bookstore Summer Hours

Other News and Opportunities
- Fire Alarm Testing: August 5&6
- Announcing Baby Mitchell
- Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
- Used Air Conditioner Available
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Fall Registration Starts July 28th
------------------------
All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Registrar 210 Herrick Road Newton Centre, MA 02459

Priority registration, especially for Seniors, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
- Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows: MA >= 24, MDiv
>= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15

Registration dates are as follows:
July 28 -August 15: Seniors - registration opens at 9am
August 4 - 15: All Other Students - registration opens at 9am
After August 15: Late fees apply ($150)
August 16-September 20: Add/Drop Period

If you need assistance with on line registration, please contact the
help desk at ext. 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
3) or registering for a directed study
Must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@ants.edu

------------------------
Updates on Courses and Requirements
------------------------
Dear Students,

Please note the following exceptions for courses that meet requirements
in the MDiv Program:

Sharon Thornton's Congregational Life Class, which is listed as CMLE
634 in the catalog but CMLE 734 in the course schedule, meets the basic
requirement in Ministerial Leadership.

MT Davila's Social Teachings of the Christian Churches, which is listed
in all resources as ETHI 719, meets the basic (usually designated at the
600-level) Ethics requirement.

Please contact me, Registrar Nayda Aguila, or the Professors in these
courses with any questions you have.
Happy Registering!

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

------------------------
New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
------------------------
Fall 2008 NEW E-Learning COURSE for DMin and STM students
CMLE 853-The Religious Leader as Servant
Prof. Jeff Jones
This on-line seminar will explore the meaning of servant leadership for
ministry in today's world. Based primarily in the writing of Robert
Greenleaf, whose personal papers are housed in the Andover Newton
library, the seminar will engage participants in an in-depth look at
the art and practice of leadership with particular reference to their
own identity and role as leaders. This is a D.Min. elective.

------------------------
CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S Course Time Change
------------------------
Dear Students Entering Field Education,

Please note that Jeff Jones' courses, CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S The
Integrative Seminar(s), have been moved from Wednesdays, 10:30-11:50 to
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. This change is part of an effort to assist
students who seek to fulfill their Field Education requirements while
also working full-time. Please direct any questions or concerns to
Jennifer Walker or to me.

Yours truly,

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

------------------------
New "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
------------------------
"Explorations in Spiritual Formation" -INTE684 Mary Luti and I will
be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other Thursday
afternoon from 2-4 pm for the fall. It meets on this schedule:

Pre-semester meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Orientation meetings: (Leading groups of incoming students): Friday,
Sept. 5 from noon-2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 6, from 12:30-3:30 pm.
Lunch is provided for these meetings.
Fall semester group spiritual direction meetings: 2:00-4:00 p.m. on the
following seven Thursdays: September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 6
& 20, and Dec. 4.

------------------------
Important Schedule Notice for GCIM 755
------------------------
Important Note for students registering for GCIM 755 -Views of the
Messianic Age in Judaism and Christianity taught by Professor Nehemia
Polen of Hebrew College and Mark Heim of Andover Newton

This class will meet into January in conformity with the Hebrew College
class schedule and will not meet on four Wednesdays in October because
of Jewish holidays. The class meetings will be September 10, 17, 24,
October 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, January 7, 14.

S. Mark Heim
Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology
617 964-1100 x 247
mheim@ants.edu

------------------------
Summer Advising
------------------------
Sarah Drummond will be available to advise students as they plan their
fall courses during the following open advising hours:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on
July 22, July 23, July 24, July 29, July 30, July 31

Please note:
● All incoming students will be assigned advisors in September.
Please reserve long-term planning conversations for those Faculty
members.
● Before seeking advising, students should read Courses of
Instruction and consult the Student Handbook as resources for planning.
● It is possible that students will either have to wait briefly or
await a return phone call, as these are open advising hours.

Students may visit Worcester 202 or call (617) 964-1100 x 230. All
current and entering Andover Newton students will be most welcome!

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

------------------------
Library Updates Access to Databases
------------------------
Over the summer we have been working on enhancements to your online
library experience. Now we have one-stop authentication for remote
access to all databases. You login just one time--no more different
passwords for different databases. Call Library Circulation Desk for
password information: 617 964-1100 ext. 251. Use of all database
products is limited to students and faculty because of license
restrictions.

On August 1 we will add a Biblical studies and worship resource,
iPreach. iPreach provides full text of several commentaries, including
New Interpreter's Bible. There are also lectionary commentaries,
theological dictionaries, and sermon aids. A trial version of iPreach is
available on the Library web site now.

Beginning with the fall semester many reserve readings will be
available as pdf files in Connect course sites, when fair use guidelines
of the copyright law permit.

In light of these additional full text resources, beginning August 1
all campus student printing will be centralized at the computer lab in
Stoddard Hall.

------------------------
Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
------------------------
All Registered Students taking 9 or more credit hours are automatically
enrolled in the School Plan.
Massachusetts state law now requires all students not enrolling in the
student health insurance plan must bring physical proof of insurance to
the business office.
The premiums for the Student Health Insurance 2008-09 policy year (Sept
1 to Aug 31) are:

Student: $ 944.
Spouse: $3752.
Each Child $1878.

Starting this year, students enrolled in the plan may elect to cover a
domestic partner at the spousal rate. The web site for the insurance
carrier, United Health Care Student Resources, is www.uhcsr.com
----
Student Health Insurance Plan booklets are now available in the
Business Office. These booklets explain in detail what and who is
covered ANTS' Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan for the
Academic Year 2008-09, and how much it will cost to participate.
Included are the forms you will need if you decide to include your
spouse, domestic partner, or dependent children in the plan.

Student registered for 9 or more credits for the upcoming Fall Term
will be automatically enrolled in the Plan. If you have other medical
insurance and want to waive this automatic participation, you must
provide proof of this insurance (your insurance card will do) to the
Business Office,even if you did so last year. Your proof must be
renewed every year in the fall before the end of the Add-Drop Period.

------------------------
Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
------------------------
Dear returning Students,

Once again I will be dividing all incoming students into small
spiritual formation groups. Students who have led these groups in the
past have found it very rewarding, and excellent preparation for
ministry. And, these groups have meant a great deal to incoming
students. One such student described his/her group in this way, "It was
a time of feeling a part, caring for others and knowing they cared about
you. It was good to have people who were more advanced in their studies
as well as those who were trying to figure it all out as I was. We
formed such a unit that you know if you needed someone or special
prayer, it was available." This makes such a difference in the lives of
new students, please consider this ministry.

If you are interested in being a small group leader you need to
register for "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" (INTE684 (GR07) 01).
Incoming Professor and Director of the Wilson Chapel Mary Luti and I
will be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other
Thursday afternoon for 2 hours for the fall. If you took the course
last year and wish to be a leader again, please register to "audit" the
course.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Bookstore Summer Hours
------------------------
The bookstore has reopened for the season.

Hours from Monday, July 28 through August 29:

8:30-4:30 Mon.-Thurs.
8:30-1:00 Friday

Textbooks for fall courses are arriving.

------------------------
Fire Alarm Testing: August 5&6
------------------------
Due to an unavoidable conflict, the fire alarm testing that had been
advertised for August 4 and 5 will now take place on August 5 and 6.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Announcing Baby Mitchell
------------------------
Anselm John Mitchell (AJ) came into this world on Saturday, July 26.
He came in at 9 lbs 5 oz and 22 ½ inches long.
Parents are: Mindi Welton-Mitchell and JC Mitchell.
Mindi and AJ are doing fine!

Congratulations to the Mitchell Family!

------------------------
Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
------------------------
It is with a great amount of regret that the Andover Newton community
has lost a true prophet. Please look to Enews for further information
regarding a memorial service for Edie this fall in which both Hebrew
College and Andover Newton will organize.

A wonderful mother, sister, friend and inspiration to many, passed away
peacefully on Sunday, July 6th, 2008 at her home in Cambridge, MA from
breast cancer. She was 61 years old. Edie received her B.A. at Simmons
College, her Ed.M. at Boston University and her J.D. from Northeastern
University School of Law in 1983. She served as General Counsel in the
Executive Office of Human Services in the Dukakis administration, and
was a trust and estate attorney at Palmer & Dodge LLP. After many years
as a lawyer, Edie enrolled in theological studies where her passion for
interfaith dialogue helped spark joint initiatives between seminary and
rabbinical students at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew
College.

After the events of 9/11 Edie felt called to do something to mitigate
the misunderstanding and fear between Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
This prompted her to form a woman's interfaith book group called the
Daughters of Abraham, which has now become a national movement with
groups all over the country. Edie was also a trustee of the American
University in Cairo, and a board member and former co-chair for
Massachusetts Advocate for Children.

Edie is survived and greatly missed by her father, Miner D. Crary, Jr.
of Northport, NY; her husband, Edward H. Howe, from whom she was
separated; her brothers, James G. Crary of Phoenix, AZ, and Miner A.
Crary of Sudbury, MA and her sisters, Laura M. Crary of Newton, MA and
Harriet S. Crary of Cambridge, MA; her children, Christopher H. Howe of
Somerville, MA, Jamen Howe Jones of San Francisco, CA, Joel Peace Howe
of Cambridge, MA; her sisters-in-law, Helen H. Crary and Janelle
Rossignol Crary; brother-in-law Douglas T. Hall; her daughter-in-law,
Jennifer Howe Peace and son-in-law, Roderick B. Jones; her nieces, Anna
C. Crary, Elissa H. Crary, Emma C. Crary, Mary Lauran C. Hall, and
nephew, Cameron Crary; and the six grandchildren who brought such joy to
her life, Alex, Jim, Ezra, Elijah, Harriet and Huxley.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: the Daughters of Abraham
through the First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, 11 Garden St.,
Cambridge 02138, memo line: Daughters of Abraham; or to the Andover
Newton Interfaith Fund at the Andover Newton Theological School,
Attention Priscilla Deck, 210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459. Plans are
being made for a service at Andover Newton Theological School in the
fall, to honor her life and work.

------------------------
Used Air Conditioner Available
------------------------
Mark Heim has a used air conditioner that he would be happy to pass on
free to anyone who can use it. Contact him by email if you are
interested.

S. Mark Heim
Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
617 964-1100 x247
mheim@ants.edu

------------------------
Summer Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues all summer! 7-10pm, Thursdays, in the lower studio
of the Meetinghouse. You don't even need to consider yourself an artist,
just come and play. The studio is a cool place (in both senses of the
word)! Free will donation to buy supplies.

Contact Joy with questions (Dhonen@ants.edu)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

In this message:

Academic
- Fall Registration Starts July 28th, 9am; non-Seniors Starts Aug 4,
9am
- General Registration Announcement
- Updates on Courses and Requirements
- New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
- CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S course time change
- New "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
- Summer Advising
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- Bookstore Summer Hours

Staff News
- Sean Porter Resigned
- Kerri Saucier's Goodbye

Other News and Opportunities
- Announcing Baby Mitchell
- Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
- Used Air Conditioner Available
- Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Fall Registration Starts July 28th
------------------------
All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Registrar 210 Herrick Road Newton Centre, MA 02459

Priority registration, especially for Seniors, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
- Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows: MA >= 24, MDiv
>= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15

Registration dates are as follows:
July 28 -August 15: Seniors - registration opens at 9am
August 4 - 15: All Other Students - registration opens at 9am
After August 15: Late fees apply ($150)
August 16-September 20: Add/Drop Period

If you need assistance with on line registration, please contact the
help desk at ext. 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
3) or registering for a directed study
Must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@ants.edu

------------------------
Updates on Courses and Requirements
------------------------
Dear Students,

Please note the following exceptions for courses that meet requirements
in the MDiv Program:

Sharon Thornton's Congregational Life Class, which is listed as CMLE
634 in the catalog but CMLE 734 in the course schedule, meets the basic
requirement in Ministerial Leadership.

MT Davila's Social Teachings of the Christian Churches, which is listed
in all resources as ETHI 719, meets the basic (usually designated at the
600-level) Ethics requirement.

Please contact me, Registrar Nayda Aguila, or the Professors in these
courses with any questions you have.
Happy Registering!

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

------------------------
New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
------------------------
Fall 2008 NEW E-Learning COURSE for DMin and STM students
CMLE 853-The Religious Leader as Servant
Prof. Jeff Jones
This on-line seminar will explore the meaning of servant leadership for
ministry in today's world. Based primarily in the writing of Robert
Greenleaf, whose personal papers are housed in the Andover Newton
library, the seminar will engage participants in an in-depth look at
the art and practice of leadership with particular reference to their
own identity and role as leaders. This is a D.Min. elective.

------------------------
CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S Course Time Change
------------------------
Dear Students Entering Field Education,

Please note that Jeff Jones' courses, CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S The
Integrative Seminar(s), have been moved from Wednesdays, 10:30-11:50 to
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. This change is part of an effort to assist
students who seek to fulfill their Field Education requirements while
also working full-time. Please direct any questions or concerns to
Jennifer Walker or to me.

Yours truly,

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

------------------------
New "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
------------------------
"Explorations in Spiritual Formation" -INTE684 Mary Luti and I will
be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other Thursday
afternoon from 2-4 pm for the fall. It meets on this schedule:

Pre-semester meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Orientation meetings: (Leading groups of incoming students): Friday,
Sept. 5 from noon-2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 6, from 12:30-3:30 pm.
Lunch is provided for these meetings.
Fall semester group spiritual direction meetings: 2:00-4:00 p.m. on the
following seven Thursdays: September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 6
& 20, and Dec. 4.

------------------------
Summer Advising
------------------------
Sarah Drummond will be available to advise students as they plan their
fall courses during the following open advising hours:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on
July 22, July 23, July 24, July 29, July 30, July 31

Please note:
● All incoming students will be assigned advisors in September.
Please reserve long-term planning conversations for those Faculty
members.
● Before seeking advising, students should read Courses of
Instruction and consult the Student Handbook as resources for planning.
● It is possible that students will either have to wait briefly or
await a return phone call, as these are open advising hours.

Students may visit Worcester 202 or call (617) 964-1100 x 230. All
current and entering Andover Newton students will be most welcome!

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

------------------------
Library Updates Access to Databases
------------------------
Over the summer we have been working on enhancements to your online
library experience. Now we have one-stop authentication for remote
access to all databases. You login just one time--no more different
passwords for different databases. Call Library Circulation Desk for
password information: 617 964-1100 ext. 251. Use of all database
products is limited to students and faculty because of license
restrictions.

On August 1 we will add a Biblical studies and worship resource,
iPreach. iPreach provides full text of several commentaries, including
New Interpreter's Bible. There are also lectionary commentaries,
theological dictionaries, and sermon aids. A trial version of iPreach is
available on the Library web site now.

Beginning with the fall semester many reserve readings will be
available as pdf files in Connect course sites, when fair use guidelines
of the copyright law permit.

In light of these additional full text resources, beginning August 1
all campus student printing will be centralized at the computer lab in
Stoddard Hall.

------------------------
Student Health Insurance
------------------------
All Registered Students taking 9 or more credit hours are automatically
enrolled in the School Plan.
Massachusetts state law now requires all students not enrolling in the
student health insurance plan must bring physical proof of insurance to
the business office.
The premiums for the Student Health Insurance 2008-09 policy year (Sept
1 to Aug 31) are:

Student: $ 944.
Spouse: $3752.
Each Child $1878.

Starting this year, students enrolled in the plan may elect to cover a
domestic partner at the spousal rate.
The web site for the insurance carrier, United Health Care Student
Resources, is www.uhcsr.com

------------------------
Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
------------------------
Dear returning Students,

Once again I will be dividing all incoming students into small
spiritual formation groups. Students who have led these groups in the
past have found it very rewarding, and excellent preparation for
ministry. And, these groups have meant a great deal to incoming
students. One such student described his/her group in this way, "It was
a time of feeling a part, caring for others and knowing they cared about
you. It was good to have people who were more advanced in their studies
as well as those who were trying to figure it all out as I was. We
formed such a unit that you know if you needed someone or special
prayer, it was available." This makes such a difference in the lives of
new students, please consider this ministry.

If you are interested in being a small group leader you need to
register for "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" (INTE684 (GR07) 01).
Incoming Professor and Director of the Wilson Chapel Mary Luti and I
will be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other
Thursday afternoon for 2 hours for the fall. If you took the course
last year and wish to be a leader again, please register to "audit" the
course.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Bookstore Summer Hours
------------------------
The bookstore has reopened for the season.

Hours from Monday, July 28 through August 29:

8:30-4:30 Mon.-Thurs.
8:30-1:00 Friday

Textbooks for fall courses are arriving.

------------------------
Sean Porter Resigned
------------------------
Dear Colleagues,

I am very sorry to report that Sean Porter resigned his position as
Director of Recruiting and Admissions. Sean is leaving us to become the
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at the new school of
theology BC is creating (out of the remnants of Western Jesuit). While
this is a wonderful opportunity for him, we will certainly miss him.
Sean has been with us for a short time, having begun last July, but he
has already made significant improvements in the recruiting and
admissions areas. I know you join me in wishing him well in his new
position.

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Faculty of Theology
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
Kerri Saucier's Goodbye
------------------------
Kerri's last official day with us is Thursday. While she does not want
a big goodbye gathering, if you would like to stop by to wish her well
Thursday afternoon there will be refreshments in Dabney 11 at 3 pm.
Kerri has been an invaluable colleague and a great member of our team
and we will miss her sorely. However, please join us as we rejoice in
the new opportunities ahead of her and bless her on her way.

Priscilla

Priscilla Conwell Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
Announcing Baby Mitchell
------------------------
Anselm John Mitchell (AJ) came into this world on Saturday, July 26.
He came in at 9 lbs 5 oz and 22 ½ inches long.
Parents are: Mindi Welton-Mitchell and JC Mitchell.
Mindi and AJ are doing fine!

Congratulations to the Mitchell Family!

------------------------
Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
------------------------
It is with a great amount of regret that the Andover Newton community
has lost a true prophet. Please look to Enews for further information
regarding a memorial service for Edie this fall in which both Hebrew
College and Andover Newton will organize.

A wonderful mother, sister, friend and inspiration to many, passed away
peacefully on Sunday, July 6th, 2008 at her home in Cambridge, MA from
breast cancer. She was 61 years old. Edie received her B.A. at Simmons
College, her Ed.M. at Boston University and her J.D. from Northeastern
University School of Law in 1983. She served as General Counsel in the
Executive Office of Human Services in the Dukakis administration, and
was a trust and estate attorney at Palmer & Dodge LLP. After many years
as a lawyer, Edie enrolled in theological studies where her passion for
interfaith dialogue helped spark joint initiatives between seminary and
rabbinical students at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew
College.

After the events of 9/11 Edie felt called to do something to mitigate
the misunderstanding and fear between Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
This prompted her to form a woman's interfaith book group called the
Daughters of Abraham, which has now become a national movement with
groups all over the country. Edie was also a trustee of the American
University in Cairo, and a board member and former co-chair for
Massachusetts Advocate for Children.

Edie is survived and greatly missed by her father, Miner D. Crary, Jr.
of Northport, NY; her husband, Edward H. Howe, from whom she was
separated; her brothers, James G. Crary of Phoenix, AZ, and Miner A.
Crary of Sudbury, MA and her sisters, Laura M. Crary of Newton, MA and
Harriet S. Crary of Cambridge, MA; her children, Christopher H. Howe of
Somerville, MA, Jamen Howe Jones of San Francisco, CA, Joel Peace Howe
of Cambridge, MA; her sisters-in-law, Helen H. Crary and Janelle
Rossignol Crary; brother-in-law Douglas T. Hall; her daughter-in-law,
Jennifer Howe Peace and son-in-law, Roderick B. Jones; her nieces, Anna
C. Crary, Elissa H. Crary, Emma C. Crary, Mary Lauran C. Hall, and
nephew, Cameron Crary; and the six grandchildren who brought such joy to
her life, Alex, Jim, Ezra, Elijah, Harriet and Huxley.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: the Daughters of Abraham
through the First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, 11 Garden St.,
Cambridge 02138, memo line: Daughters of Abraham; or to the Andover
Newton Interfaith Fund at the Andover Newton Theological School,
Attention Priscilla Deck, 210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459. Plans are
being made for a service at Andover Newton Theological School in the
fall, to honor her life and work.

------------------------
Used Air Conditioner Available
------------------------
Mark Heim has a used air conditioner that he would be happy to pass on
free to anyone who can use it. Contact him by email if you are
interested.

S. Mark Heim
Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
617 964-1100 x247
mheim@ants.edu

------------------------
Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj
------------------------
Dr. Jeyaraj will be here on July 30th to make the final move to
England. There is a lot of furniture he would like to donate to the
community, if people are interested. If not, a Salvation Army truck
will be taking the rest of the furniture on that afternoon. If you are
interested, please feel free to swing by.

------------------------
Summer Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues all summer! 7-10pm, Thursdays, in the lower studio
of the Meetinghouse. You don't even need to consider yourself an artist,
just come and play. The studio is a cool place (in both senses of the
word)! Free will donation to buy supplies.

Contact Joy with questions (Dhonen@ants.edu)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

In this message:

Academic
- Fall Registration Starts July 28th, 9am; non-Seniors Starts Aug 4,
9am
- General Registration Announcement
- Updates on Courses and Requirements
- New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
- CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S course time change
- New "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
- Summer Advising
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- Bookstore Summer Hours

Staff News
- Sean Porter Resigned

Other News and Opportunities
- Announcing Baby Mitchell
- Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
- Used Air Conditioner Available
- Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Fall Registration Starts July 28th
------------------------
All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Registrar 210 Herrick Road Newton Centre, MA 02459

Priority registration, especially for Seniors, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
- Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows: MA >= 24, MDiv
>= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15

Registration dates are as follows:
July 28 -August 15: Seniors - registration opens at 9am
August 4 - 15: All Other Students - registration opens at 9am
After August 15: Late fees apply ($150)
August 16-September 20: Add/Drop Period

If you need assistance with on line registration, please contact the
help desk at ext. 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
3) or registering for a directed study
Must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@ants.edu

------------------------
Updates on Courses and Requirements
------------------------
Dear Students,

Please note the following exceptions for courses that meet requirements
in the MDiv Program:

Sharon Thornton's Congregational Life Class, which is listed as CMLE
634 in the catalog but CMLE 734 in the course schedule, meets the basic
requirement in Ministerial Leadership.

MT Davila's Social Teachings of the Christian Churches, which is listed
in all resources as ETHI 719, meets the basic (usually designated at the
600-level) Ethics requirement.

Please contact me, Registrar Nayda Aguila, or the Professors in these
courses with any questions you have.
Happy Registering!

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

------------------------
New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
------------------------
Fall 2008 NEW E-Learning COURSE for DMin and STM students
CMLE 853-The Religious Leader as Servant
Prof. Jeff Jones
This on-line seminar will explore the meaning of servant leadership for
ministry in today's world. Based primarily in the writing of Robert
Greenleaf, whose personal papers are housed in the Andover Newton
library, the seminar will engage participants in an in-depth look at
the art and practice of leadership with particular reference to their
own identity and role as leaders. This is a D.Min. elective.

------------------------
CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S Course Time Change
------------------------
Dear Students Entering Field Education,

Please note that Jeff Jones' courses, CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S The
Integrative Seminar(s), have been moved from Wednesdays, 10:30-11:50 to
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. This change is part of an effort to assist
students who seek to fulfill their Field Education requirements while
also working full-time. Please direct any questions or concerns to
Jennifer Walker or to me.

Yours truly,

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

------------------------
New "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
------------------------
"Explorations in Spiritual Formation" -INTE684 Mary Luti and I will
be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other Thursday
afternoon from 2-4 pm for the fall. It meets on this schedule:

Pre-semester meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Orientation meetings: (Leading groups of incoming students): Friday,
Sept. 5 from noon-2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 6, from 12:30-3:30 pm.
Lunch is provided for these meetings.
Fall semester group spiritual direction meetings: 2:00-4:00 p.m. on the
following seven Thursdays: September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 6
& 20, and Dec. 4.

------------------------
Summer Advising
------------------------
Sarah Drummond will be available to advise students as they plan their
fall courses during the following open advising hours:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on
July 22, July 23, July 24, July 29, July 30, July 31

Please note:
● All incoming students will be assigned advisors in September.
Please reserve long-term planning conversations for those Faculty
members.
● Before seeking advising, students should read Courses of
Instruction and consult the Student Handbook as resources for planning.
● It is possible that students will either have to wait briefly or
await a return phone call, as these are open advising hours.

Students may visit Worcester 202 or call (617) 964-1100 x 230. All
current and entering Andover Newton students will be most welcome!

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

------------------------
Library Updates Access to Databases
------------------------
Over the summer we have been working on enhancements to your online
library experience. Now we have one-stop authentication for remote
access to all databases. You login just one time--no more different
passwords for different databases. Call Library Circulation Desk for
password information: 617 964-1100 ext. 251. Use of all database
products is limited to students and faculty because of license
restrictions.

On August 1 we will add a Biblical studies and worship resource,
iPreach. iPreach provides full text of several commentaries, including
New Interpreter's Bible. There are also lectionary commentaries,
theological dictionaries, and sermon aids. A trial version of iPreach is
available on the Library web site now.

Beginning with the fall semester many reserve readings will be
available as pdf files in Connect course sites, when fair use guidelines
of the copyright law permit.

In light of these additional full text resources, beginning August 1
all campus student printing will be centralized at the computer lab in
Stoddard Hall.

------------------------
Student Health Insurance
------------------------
All Registered Students taking 9 or more credit hours are automatically
enrolled in the School Plan.
Massachusetts state law now requires all students not enrolling in the
student health insurance plan must bring physical proof of insurance to
the business office.
The premiums for the Student Health Insurance 2008-09 policy year (Sept
1 to Aug 31) are:

Student: $ 944.
Spouse: $3752.
Each Child $1878.

Starting this year, students enrolled in the plan may elect to cover a
domestic partner at the spousal rate.
The web site for the insurance carrier, United Health Care Student
Resources, is www.uhcsr.com

------------------------
Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
------------------------
Dear returning Students,

Once again I will be dividing all incoming students into small
spiritual formation groups. Students who have led these groups in the
past have found it very rewarding, and excellent preparation for
ministry. And, these groups have meant a great deal to incoming
students. One such student described his/her group in this way, "It was
a time of feeling a part, caring for others and knowing they cared about
you. It was good to have people who were more advanced in their studies
as well as those who were trying to figure it all out as I was. We
formed such a unit that you know if you needed someone or special
prayer, it was available." This makes such a difference in the lives of
new students, please consider this ministry.

If you are interested in being a small group leader you need to
register for "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" (INTE684 (GR07) 01).
Incoming Professor and Director of the Wilson Chapel Mary Luti and I
will be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other
Thursday afternoon for 2 hours for the fall. If you took the course
last year and wish to be a leader again, please register to "audit" the
course.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Bookstore Summer Hours
------------------------
The bookstore has reopened for the season.

Hours from Monday, July 28 through August 29:

8:30-4:30 Mon.-Thurs.
8:30-1:00 Friday

Textbooks for fall courses are arriving.

------------------------
Sean Porter Resigned
------------------------
Dear Colleagues,

I am very sorry to report that Sean Porter resigned his position as
Director of Recruiting and Admissions. Sean is leaving us to become the
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at the new school of
theology BC is creating (out of the remnants of Western Jesuit). While
this is a wonderful opportunity for him, we will certainly miss him.
Sean has been with us for a short time, having begun last July, but he
has already made significant improvements in the recruiting and
admissions areas. I know you join me in wishing him well in his new
position.

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Faculty of Theology
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
Announcing Baby Mitchell
------------------------
Anselm John Mitchell (AJ) came into this world on Saturday, July 26.
He came in at 9 lbs 5 oz and 22 ½ inches long.
Parents are: Mindi Welton-Mitchell and JC Mitchell.
Mindi and AJ are doing fine!

Congratulations to the Mitchell Family!

------------------------
Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
------------------------
It is with a great amount of regret that the Andover Newton community
has lost a true prophet. Please look to Enews for further information
regarding a memorial service for Edie this fall in which both Hebrew
College and Andover Newton will organize.

A wonderful mother, sister, friend and inspiration to many, passed away
peacefully on Sunday, July 6th, 2008 at her home in Cambridge, MA from
breast cancer. She was 61 years old. Edie received her B.A. at Simmons
College, her Ed.M. at Boston University and her J.D. from Northeastern
University School of Law in 1983. She served as General Counsel in the
Executive Office of Human Services in the Dukakis administration, and
was a trust and estate attorney at Palmer & Dodge LLP. After many years
as a lawyer, Edie enrolled in theological studies where her passion for
interfaith dialogue helped spark joint initiatives between seminary and
rabbinical students at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew
College.

After the events of 9/11 Edie felt called to do something to mitigate
the misunderstanding and fear between Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
This prompted her to form a woman's interfaith book group called the
Daughters of Abraham, which has now become a national movement with
groups all over the country. Edie was also a trustee of the American
University in Cairo, and a board member and former co-chair for
Massachusetts Advocate for Children.

Edie is survived and greatly missed by her father, Miner D. Crary, Jr.
of Northport, NY; her husband, Edward H. Howe, from whom she was
separated; her brothers, James G. Crary of Phoenix, AZ, and Miner A.
Crary of Sudbury, MA and her sisters, Laura M. Crary of Newton, MA and
Harriet S. Crary of Cambridge, MA; her children, Christopher H. Howe of
Somerville, MA, Jamen Howe Jones of San Francisco, CA, Joel Peace Howe
of Cambridge, MA; her sisters-in-law, Helen H. Crary and Janelle
Rossignol Crary; brother-in-law Douglas T. Hall; her daughter-in-law,
Jennifer Howe Peace and son-in-law, Roderick B. Jones; her nieces, Anna
C. Crary, Elissa H. Crary, Emma C. Crary, Mary Lauran C. Hall, and
nephew, Cameron Crary; and the six grandchildren who brought such joy to
her life, Alex, Jim, Ezra, Elijah, Harriet and Huxley.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: the Daughters of Abraham
through the First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, 11 Garden St.,
Cambridge 02138, memo line: Daughters of Abraham; or to the Andover
Newton Interfaith Fund at the Andover Newton Theological School,
Attention Priscilla Deck, 210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459. Plans are
being made for a service at Andover Newton Theological School in the
fall, to honor her life and work.

------------------------
Used Air Conditioner Available
------------------------
Mark Heim has a used air conditioner that he would be happy to pass on
free to anyone who can use it. Contact him by email if you are
interested.

S. Mark Heim
Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
617 964-1100 x247
mheim@ants.edu

------------------------
Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj
------------------------
Dr. Jeyaraj will be here on July 30th to make the final move to
England. There is a lot of furniture he would like to donate to the
community, if people are interested. If not, a Salvation Army truck
will be taking the rest of the furniture on that afternoon. If you are
interested, please feel free to swing by.

------------------------
Summer Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues all summer! 7-10pm, Thursdays, in the lower studio
of the Meetinghouse. You don't even need to consider yourself an artist,
just come and play. The studio is a cool place (in both senses of the
word)! Free will donation to buy supplies.

Contact Joy with questions (Dhonen@ants.edu)

Monday, July 28, 2008

ANTS Student E-News & Special Announcement - Monday, July 28rd, 2008

In this message:

Special Announcement:
- Vigil tonight (Monday) at ANTS for Tennessee Valley Unitarian
Universalist Church

Academic
- Fall Registration Starts July 28th, 9am
- General Registration Announcement
- New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
- CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S course time change
- New "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
- Summer Advising
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!


Other News and Opportunities
- Announcing Baby Mitchell
- Michael Hall in Hospital
- Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
- Used Air Conditioner Available
- Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Vigil tonight at ANTS
------------------------
Those who are looking for a quiet place to come together to share
music, poetry and other responses to yesterday's tragic shooting at the
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church are warmly welcome to
join together in the Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton Theological School
at 7:30 on Monday evening. You are welcome to bring a song, poem, or
other creative expression to share in community.

------------------------
Fall Registration Starts July 28th
------------------------
All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Registrar 210 Herrick Road Newton Centre, MA 02459

Priority registration, especially for Seniors, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
- Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows: MA >= 24, MDiv
>= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15

Registration dates are as follows:
July 28 -August 15: Seniors - registration opens at 9am
August 4 - 15: All Other Students - registration opens at 9am
After August 15: Late fees apply ($150)
August 16-September 20: Add/Drop Period

If you need assistance with on line registration, please contact the
help desk at ext. 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
3) or registering for a directed study
Must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@ants.edu

------------------------
New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
------------------------
Fall 2008 NEW E-Learning COURSE for DMin and STM students
CMLE 853-The Religious Leader as Servant
Prof. Jeff Jones
This on-line seminar will explore the meaning of servant leadership for
ministry in today's world. Based primarily in the writing of Robert
Greenleaf, whose personal papers are housed in the Andover Newton
library, the seminar will engage participants in an in-depth look at
the art and practice of leadership with particular reference to their
own identity and role as leaders. This is a D.Min. elective.

------------------------
CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S Course Time Change
------------------------
Dear Students Entering Field Education,

Please note that Jeff Jones' courses, CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S The
Integrative Seminar(s), have been moved from Wednesdays, 10:30-11:50 to
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. This change is part of an effort to assist
students who seek to fulfill their Field Education requirements while
also working full-time. Please direct any questions or concerns to
Jennifer Walker or to me.

Yours truly,

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

------------------------
New "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
------------------------
"Explorations in Spiritual Formation" -INTE684 Mary Luti and I will
be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other Thursday
afternoon from 2-4 pm for the fall. It meets on this schedule:

Pre-semester meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Orientation meetings: (Leading groups of incoming students): Friday,
Sept. 5 from noon-2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 6, from 12:30-3:30 pm.
Lunch is provided for these meetings.
Fall semester group spiritual direction meetings: 2:00-4:00 p.m. on the
following seven Thursdays: September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 6
& 20, and Dec. 4.

------------------------
Summer Advising
------------------------
Sarah Drummond will be available to advise students as they plan their
fall courses during the following open advising hours:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on
July 22, July 23, July 24, July 29, July 30, July 31

Please note:
● All incoming students will be assigned advisors in September.
Please reserve long-term planning conversations for those Faculty
members.
● Before seeking advising, students should read Courses of
Instruction and consult the Student Handbook as resources for planning.
● It is possible that students will either have to wait briefly or
await a return phone call, as these are open advising hours.

Students may visit Worcester 202 or call (617) 964-1100 x 230. All
current and entering Andover Newton students will be most welcome!

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

------------------------
Library Updates Access to Databases
------------------------
Over the summer we have been working on enhancements to your online
library experience. Now we have one-stop authentication for remote
access to all databases. You login just one time--no more different
passwords for different databases. Call Library Circulation Desk for
password information: 617 964-1100 ext. 251. Use of all database
products is limited to students and faculty because of license
restrictions.

On August 1 we will add a Biblical studies and worship resource,
iPreach. iPreach provides full text of several commentaries, including
New Interpreter's Bible. There are also lectionary commentaries,
theological dictionaries, and sermon aids. A trial version of iPreach is
available on the Library web site now.

Beginning with the fall semester many reserve readings will be
available as pdf files in Connect course sites, when fair use guidelines
of the copyright law permit.

In light of these additional full text resources, beginning August 1
all campus student printing will be centralized at the computer lab in
Stoddard Hall.

------------------------
Student Health Insurance
------------------------
All Registered Students taking 9 or more credit hours are automatically
enrolled in the School Plan.
Massachusetts state law now requires all students not enrolling in the
student health insurance plan must bring physical proof of insurance to
the business office.
The premiums for the Student Health Insurance 2008-09 policy year (Sept
1 to Aug 31) are:

Student: $ 944.
Spouse: $3752.
Each Child $1878.

Starting this year, students enrolled in the plan may elect to cover a
domestic partner at the spousal rate.
The web site for the insurance carrier, United Health Care Student
Resources, is www.uhcsr.com

------------------------
Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
------------------------
Dear returning Students,

Once again I will be dividing all incoming students into small
spiritual formation groups. Students who have led these groups in the
past have found it very rewarding, and excellent preparation for
ministry. And, these groups have meant a great deal to incoming
students. One such student described his/her group in this way, "It was
a time of feeling a part, caring for others and knowing they cared about
you. It was good to have people who were more advanced in their studies
as well as those who were trying to figure it all out as I was. We
formed such a unit that you know if you needed someone or special
prayer, it was available." This makes such a difference in the lives of
new students, please consider this ministry.

If you are interested in being a small group leader you need to
register for "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" (INTE684 (GR07) 01).
Incoming Professor and Director of the Wilson Chapel Mary Luti and I
will be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other
Thursday afternoon for 2 hours for the fall. If you took the course
last year and wish to be a leader again, please register to "audit" the
course.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Announcing Baby Mitchell
------------------------
Anselm John Mitchell (AJ) came into this world on Saturday, July 26.
He came in at 9 lbs 5 oz and 22 ½ inches long.
Parents are: Mindi Welton-Mitchell and JC Mitchell.
Mindi and AJ are doing fine!

Congratulations to the Mitchell Family!

------------------------
Michael Hall in Hospital
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Community Members

Michael Hall was hospitalized yesterday for an emergency appendectomy.
He is in Tobey Hospital in Wareham, probably through tomorrow. He's
feeling pretty uncomfortable, although the surgery was successful. He
would appreciate your prayers and if you're so inclined, a phone call
(hospital room is: 508-273-4455).

Thank you,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
------------------------
It is with a great amount of regret that the Andover Newton community
has lost a true prophet. Please look to Enews for further information
regarding a memorial service for Edie this fall in which both Hebrew
College and Andover Newton will organize.

A wonderful mother, sister, friend and inspiration to many, passed away
peacefully on Sunday, July 6th, 2008 at her home in Cambridge, MA from
breast cancer. She was 61 years old. Edie received her B.A. at Simmons
College, her Ed.M. at Boston University and her J.D. from Northeastern
University School of Law in 1983. She served as General Counsel in the
Executive Office of Human Services in the Dukakis administration, and
was a trust and estate attorney at Palmer & Dodge LLP. After many years
as a lawyer, Edie enrolled in theological studies where her passion for
interfaith dialogue helped spark joint initiatives between seminary and
rabbinical students at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew
College.

After the events of 9/11 Edie felt called to do something to mitigate
the misunderstanding and fear between Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
This prompted her to form a woman's interfaith book group called the
Daughters of Abraham, which has now become a national movement with
groups all over the country. Edie was also a trustee of the American
University in Cairo, and a board member and former co-chair for
Massachusetts Advocate for Children.

Edie is survived and greatly missed by her father, Miner D. Crary, Jr.
of Northport, NY; her husband, Edward H. Howe, from whom she was
separated; her brothers, James G. Crary of Phoenix, AZ, and Miner A.
Crary of Sudbury, MA and her sisters, Laura M. Crary of Newton, MA and
Harriet S. Crary of Cambridge, MA; her children, Christopher H. Howe of
Somerville, MA, Jamen Howe Jones of San Francisco, CA, Joel Peace Howe
of Cambridge, MA; her sisters-in-law, Helen H. Crary and Janelle
Rossignol Crary; brother-in-law Douglas T. Hall; her daughter-in-law,
Jennifer Howe Peace and son-in-law, Roderick B. Jones; her nieces, Anna
C. Crary, Elissa H. Crary, Emma C. Crary, Mary Lauran C. Hall, and
nephew, Cameron Crary; and the six grandchildren who brought such joy to
her life, Alex, Jim, Ezra, Elijah, Harriet and Huxley.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: the Daughters of Abraham
through the First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, 11 Garden St.,
Cambridge 02138, memo line: Daughters of Abraham; or to the Andover
Newton Interfaith Fund at the Andover Newton Theological School,
Attention Priscilla Deck, 210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459. Plans are
being made for a service at Andover Newton Theological School in the
fall, to honor her life and work.

------------------------
Used Air Conditioner Available
------------------------
Mark Heim has a used air conditioner that he would be happy to pass on
free to anyone who can use it. Contact him by email if you are
interested.

S. Mark Heim
Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
617 964-1100 x247
mheim@ants.edu

------------------------
Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj
------------------------
Dr. Jeyaraj will be here on July 30th to make the final move to
England. There is a lot of furniture he would like to donate to the
community, if people are interested. If not, a Salvation Army truck
will be taking the rest of the furniture on that afternoon. If you are
interested, please feel free to swing by.

------------------------
Summer Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues all summer! 7-10pm, Thursdays, in the lower studio
of the Meetinghouse. You don't even need to consider yourself an artist,
just come and play. The studio is a cool place (in both senses of the
word)! Free will donation to buy supplies.

Contact Joy with questions (Dhonen@ants.edu)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, July 24rd, 2008

In this message:

Academic
- Fall Registration Starts July 28th
- General Registration Announcement
- New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
- CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S course time change
- New "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
- Summer Advising
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!

Staff Changes
- Kerri Saucier

Other News and Opportunities
- Michael Hall in Hospital
- Music Ministry Event: July 26, 2008
- Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
- Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine
- Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Fall Registration Starts July 28th
------------------------
All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Registrar 210 Herrick Road Newton Centre, MA 02459

Priority registration, especially for Seniors, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
- Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows: MA >= 24, MDiv
>= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15

Registration dates are as follows:
July 28 -August 15: Seniors
August 4 - 15:All Other Students
After August 15:Late fees apply ($150)
August 16-September 20:Add/Drop Period

If you need assistance with on line registration, please contact the
help desk at ext. 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
3) or registering for a directed study
Must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@ants.edu

------------------------
New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
------------------------
Fall 2008 NEW E-Learning COURSE for DMin and STM students
CMLE 853-The Religious Leader as Servant
Prof. Jeff Jones
This on-line seminar will explore the meaning of servant leadership for
ministry in today's world. Based primarily in the writing of Robert
Greenleaf, whose personal papers are housed in the Andover Newton
library, the seminar will engage participants in an in-depth look at
the art and practice of leadership with particular reference to their
own identity and role as leaders. This is a D.Min. elective.

------------------------
CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S Course Time Change
------------------------
Dear Students Entering Field Education,

Please note that Jeff Jones' courses, CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S The
Integrative Seminar(s), have been moved from Wednesdays, 10:30-11:50 to
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. This change is part of an effort to assist
students who seek to fulfill their Field Education requirements while
also working full-time. Please direct any questions or concerns to
Jennifer Walker or to me.

Yours truly,

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

------------------------
New "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
------------------------
"Explorations in Spiritual Formation" -INTE684 Mary Luti and I will
be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other Thursday
afternoon from 2-4 pm for the fall. It meets on this schedule:

Pre-semester meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Orientation meetings: (Leading groups of incoming students): Friday,
Sept. 5 from noon-2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 6, from 12:30-3:30 pm.
Lunch is provided for these meetings.
Fall semester group spiritual direction meetings: 2:00-4:00 p.m. on the
following seven Thursdays: September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 6
& 20, and Dec. 4.

------------------------
Summer Advising
------------------------
Sarah Drummond will be available to advise students as they plan their
fall courses during the following open advising hours:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on
July 22, July 23, July 24, July 29, July 30, July 31

Please note:
● All incoming students will be assigned advisors in September.
Please reserve long-term planning conversations for those Faculty
members.
● Before seeking advising, students should read Courses of
Instruction and consult the Student Handbook as resources for planning.
● It is possible that students will either have to wait briefly or
await a return phone call, as these are open advising hours.

Students may visit Worcester 202 or call (617) 964-1100 x 230. All
current and entering Andover Newton students will be most welcome!

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

------------------------
Library Updates Access to Databases
------------------------
Over the summer we have been working on enhancements to your online
library experience. Now we have one-stop authentication for remote
access to all databases. You login just one time--no more different
passwords for different databases. Call Library Circulation Desk for
password information: 617 964-1100 ext. 251. Use of all database
products is limited to students and faculty because of license
restrictions.

On August 1 we will add a Biblical studies and worship resource,
iPreach. iPreach provides full text of several commentaries, including
New Interpreter's Bible. There are also lectionary commentaries,
theological dictionaries, and sermon aids. A trial version of iPreach is
available on the Library web site now.

Beginning with the fall semester many reserve readings will be
available as pdf files in Connect course sites, when fair use guidelines
of the copyright law permit.

In light of these additional full text resources, beginning August 1
all campus student printing will be centralized at the computer lab in
Stoddard Hall.

------------------------
Student Health Insurance
------------------------
All Registered Students taking 9 or more credit hours are automatically
enrolled in the School Plan.
Massachusetts state law now requires all students not enrolling in the
student health insurance plan must bring physical proof of insurance to
the business office.
The premiums for the Student Health Insurance 2008-09 policy year (Sept
1 to Aug 31) are:

Student: $ 944.
Spouse: $3752.
Each Child $1878.

Starting this year, students enrolled in the plan may elect to cover a
domestic partner at the spousal rate.
The web site for the insurance carrier, United Health Care Student
Resources, is www.uhcsr.com

------------------------
Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
------------------------
Dear returning Students,

Once again I will be dividing all incoming students into small
spiritual formation groups. Students who have led these groups in the
past have found it very rewarding, and excellent preparation for
ministry. And, these groups have meant a great deal to incoming
students. One such student described his/her group in this way, "It was
a time of feeling a part, caring for others and knowing they cared about
you. It was good to have people who were more advanced in their studies
as well as those who were trying to figure it all out as I was. We
formed such a unit that you know if you needed someone or special
prayer, it was available." This makes such a difference in the lives of
new students, please consider this ministry.

If you are interested in being a small group leader you need to
register for "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" (INTE684 (GR07) 01).
Incoming Professor and Director of the Wilson Chapel Mary Luti and I
will be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other
Thursday afternoon for 2 hours for the fall. If you took the course
last year and wish to be a leader again, please register to "audit" the
course.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Kerri Saucier
------------------------
It is with great personal regret that I tell you that Kerri Saucier
will be leaving Andover Newton and moving to the western part of the
state at the end of July. Kerri has been an invaluable member of the
Advancement team, and has patiently supported the needs of other offices
as well. We will miss her sorely here in Institutional Advancement. I'm
sure we won't even know how much she does until she stops doing it!
Andover Newton's loss will be Smith College's gain, however, and we
sincerely wish Kerri and Cooper well in their new adventure. Stay tuned
for a goodbye party the last week in July!

Priscilla Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement


------------------------
Michael Hall in Hospital
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Community Members

Michael Hall was hospitalized yesterday for an emergency appendectomy.
He is in Tobey Hospital in Wareham, probably through tomorrow. He's
feeling pretty uncomfortable, although the surgery was successful. He
would appreciate your prayers and if you're so inclined, a phone call
(hospital room is: 508-273-4455).

Thank you,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Music Ministry Event: July 26, 2008
------------------------
BCMMP (Black Church Music Ministry Project) Presents

Greater Boston Area Music Ministry Leadership Forum

The POWER of Church Music:
Are we still singing songs of Deliverance, Hope, Liberation and
Salvation?
9:00 AM - NOON July 26, 2008
Northeastern University
John D. O'Bryant African American Institute

Free Parking is available in the outdoor Northeastern University lot
adjacent to the Ruggles Station. This is not to be confused with the
Columbus Parking Garage.

For more information visit contact Emmett G. Price III, Ph.D. by phone
at 774-244-0097 or via email at info@BCMMP.org or visit us at
http://www.BCMMP.org.

------------------------
Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
------------------------
It is with a great amount of regret that the Andover Newton community
has lost a true prophet. Please look to Enews for further information
regarding a memorial service for Edie this fall in which both Hebrew
College and Andover Newton will organize.

A wonderful mother, sister, friend and inspiration to many, passed away
peacefully on Sunday, July 6th, 2008 at her home in Cambridge, MA from
breast cancer. She was 61 years old. Edie received her B.A. at Simmons
College, her Ed.M. at Boston University and her J.D. from Northeastern
University School of Law in 1983. She served as General Counsel in the
Executive Office of Human Services in the Dukakis administration, and
was a trust and estate attorney at Palmer & Dodge LLP. After many years
as a lawyer, Edie enrolled in theological studies where her passion for
interfaith dialogue helped spark joint initiatives between seminary and
rabbinical students at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew
College.

After the events of 9/11 Edie felt called to do something to mitigate
the misunderstanding and fear between Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
This prompted her to form a woman's interfaith book group called the
Daughters of Abraham, which has now become a national movement with
groups all over the country. Edie was also a trustee of the American
University in Cairo, and a board member and former co-chair for
Massachusetts Advocate for Children.

Edie is survived and greatly missed by her father, Miner D. Crary, Jr.
of Northport, NY; her husband, Edward H. Howe, from whom she was
separated; her brothers, James G. Crary of Phoenix, AZ, and Miner A.
Crary of Sudbury, MA and her sisters, Laura M. Crary of Newton, MA and
Harriet S. Crary of Cambridge, MA; her children, Christopher H. Howe of
Somerville, MA, Jamen Howe Jones of San Francisco, CA, Joel Peace Howe
of Cambridge, MA; her sisters-in-law, Helen H. Crary and Janelle
Rossignol Crary; brother-in-law Douglas T. Hall; her daughter-in-law,
Jennifer Howe Peace and son-in-law, Roderick B. Jones; her nieces, Anna
C. Crary, Elissa H. Crary, Emma C. Crary, Mary Lauran C. Hall, and
nephew, Cameron Crary; and the six grandchildren who brought such joy to
her life, Alex, Jim, Ezra, Elijah, Harriet and Huxley.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: the Daughters of Abraham
through the First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, 11 Garden St.,
Cambridge 02138, memo line: Daughters of Abraham; or to the Andover
Newton Interfaith Fund at the Andover Newton Theological School,
Attention Priscilla Deck, 210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459. Plans are
being made for a service at Andover Newton Theological School in the
fall, to honor her life and work.

------------------------
Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine
------------------------
Come One, Come All to the Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine

The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts are holding their annual
Mid-Summer Festival this year on July 25-27. The festival is held at
OCEANWOOD, located in Ocean Park, in the town of Old Orchard Beach,
Maine.

All are welcome to come for fun & food. All fundraising proceeds are
used as support for camperships, resources, and operations.

Find out all about the festival at the following website:
http://www.grotonwood.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=111

Emily Leavitt
Coordinator of the Baptist Fellowship Group

------------------------
Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj & Karen Hernandez-Andrews
------------------------
Dr. Jeyaraj will be here on July 30th to make the final move to
England. There is a lot of furniture he would like to donate to the
community, if people are interested. If not, a Salvation Army truck
will be taking the rest of the furniture on that afternoon. If you are
interested, please feel free to swing by.

------------------------
Summer Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues all summer! 7-10pm, Thursdays, in the lower studio
of the Meetinghouse. You don't even need to consider yourself an artist,
just come and play. The studio is a cool place (in both senses of the
word)! Free will donation to buy supplies.

Contact Joy with questions (Dhonen@ants.edu)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

In this message:

Academic
- Fall Registration Starts July 28th
- General Registration Announcement
- New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
- CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S course time change
- New "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
- Summer Advising
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!

Staff Changes
- Kerri Saucier

Other News and Opportunities
- Music Ministry Event: July 26, 2008
- Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
- Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine
- Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj & Karen Hernandez-Andrews
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Fall Registration Starts July 28th
------------------------
All* ANTS registrations must be completed online at the following
Connect Website https://connect.ants.edu/

If you cannot complete registration online, paper registration forms
may be picked up in the Registrar's Office or by sending a
self-address, stamped envelope to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Registrar 210 Herrick Road Newton Centre, MA 02459

Priority registration, especially for Seniors, cannot be guaranteed
when using paper registration forms.
- Seniors are designated by # credits earned as follows: MA >= 24, MDiv
>= 60, STM >= 12, DMin >= 15

Registration dates are as follows:
July 28 -August 15: Seniors
August 4 - 15:All Other Students
After August 15:Late fees apply ($150)
August 16-September 20:Add/Drop Period

If you need assistance with on line registration, please contact the
help desk at ext. 314 or at helpdesk@ants.edu

* Students who are
1) Currently on probation,
2) or registering for CPE
3) or registering for a directed study
Must contact the Registrar directly at: naguila@ants.edu

------------------------
New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
------------------------
Fall 2008 NEW E-Learning COURSE for DMin and STM students
CMLE 853-The Religious Leader as Servant
Prof. Jeff Jones
This on-line seminar will explore the meaning of servant leadership for
ministry in today's world. Based primarily in the writing of Robert
Greenleaf, whose personal papers are housed in the Andover Newton
library, the seminar will engage participants in an in-depth look at
the art and practice of leadership with particular reference to their
own identity and role as leaders. This is a D.Min. elective.

------------------------
CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S Course Time Change
------------------------
Dear Students Entering Field Education,

Please note that Jeff Jones' courses, CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S The
Integrative Seminar(s), have been moved from Wednesdays, 10:30-11:50 to
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. This change is part of an effort to assist
students who seek to fulfill their Field Education requirements while
also working full-time. Please direct any questions or concerns to
Jennifer Walker or to me.

Yours truly,

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

------------------------
New "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
------------------------
"Explorations in Spiritual Formation" -INTE684 Mary Luti and I will
be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other Thursday
afternoon from 2-4 pm for the fall. It meets on this schedule:

Pre-semester meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Orientation meetings: (Leading groups of incoming students): Friday,
Sept. 5 from noon-2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 6, from 12:30-3:30 pm.
Lunch is provided for these meetings.
Fall semester group spiritual direction meetings: 2:00-4:00 p.m. on the
following seven Thursdays: September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 6
& 20, and Dec. 4.

------------------------
Summer Advising
------------------------
Sarah Drummond will be available to advise students as they plan their
fall courses during the following open advising hours:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on
July 22, July 23, July 24, July 29, July 30, July 31

Please note:
● All incoming students will be assigned advisors in September.
Please reserve long-term planning conversations for those Faculty
members.
● Before seeking advising, students should read Courses of
Instruction and consult the Student Handbook as resources for planning.
● It is possible that students will either have to wait briefly or
await a return phone call, as these are open advising hours.

Students may visit Worcester 202 or call (617) 964-1100 x 230. All
current and entering Andover Newton students will be most welcome!

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

------------------------
Library Updates Access to Databases
------------------------
Over the summer we have been working on enhancements to your online
library experience. Now we have one-stop authentication for remote
access to all databases. You login just one time--no more different
passwords for different databases. Call Library Circulation Desk for
password information: 617 964-1100 ext. 251. Use of all database
products is limited to students and faculty because of license
restrictions.

On August 1 we will add a Biblical studies and worship resource,
iPreach. iPreach provides full text of several commentaries, including
New Interpreter's Bible. There are also lectionary commentaries,
theological dictionaries, and sermon aids. A trial version of iPreach is
available on the Library web site now.

Beginning with the fall semester many reserve readings will be
available as pdf files in Connect course sites, when fair use guidelines
of the copyright law permit.

In light of these additional full text resources, beginning August 1
all campus student printing will be centralized at the computer lab in
Stoddard Hall.

------------------------
Student Health Insurance
------------------------
All Registered Students taking 9 or more credit hours are automatically
enrolled in the School Plan.
Massachusetts state law now requires all students not enrolling in the
student health insurance plan must bring physical proof of insurance to
the business office.
The premiums for the Student Health Insurance 2008-09 policy year (Sept
1 to Aug 31) are:

Student: $ 944.
Spouse: $3752.
Each Child $1878.

Starting this year, students enrolled in the plan may elect to cover a
domestic partner at the spousal rate.
The web site for the insurance carrier, United Health Care Student
Resources, is www.uhcsr.com

------------------------
Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
------------------------
Dear returning Students,

Once again I will be dividing all incoming students into small
spiritual formation groups. Students who have led these groups in the
past have found it very rewarding, and excellent preparation for
ministry. And, these groups have meant a great deal to incoming
students. One such student described his/her group in this way, "It was
a time of feeling a part, caring for others and knowing they cared about
you. It was good to have people who were more advanced in their studies
as well as those who were trying to figure it all out as I was. We
formed such a unit that you know if you needed someone or special
prayer, it was available." This makes such a difference in the lives of
new students, please consider this ministry.

If you are interested in being a small group leader you need to
register for "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" (INTE684 (GR07) 01).
Incoming Professor and Director of the Wilson Chapel Mary Luti and I
will be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other
Thursday afternoon for 2 hours for the fall. If you took the course
last year and wish to be a leader again, please register to "audit" the
course.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Kerri Saucier
------------------------
It is with great personal regret that I tell you that Kerri Saucier
will be leaving Andover Newton and moving to the western part of the
state at the end of July. Kerri has been an invaluable member of the
Advancement team, and has patiently supported the needs of other offices
as well. We will miss her sorely here in Institutional Advancement. I'm
sure we won't even know how much she does until she stops doing it!
Andover Newton's loss will be Smith College's gain, however, and we
sincerely wish Kerri and Cooper well in their new adventure. Stay tuned
for a goodbye party the last week in July!

Priscilla Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement


------------------------
Music Ministry Event: July 26, 2008
------------------------
BCMMP (Black Church Music Ministry Project) Presents

Greater Boston Area Music Ministry Leadership Forum

The POWER of Church Music:
Are we still singing songs of Deliverance, Hope, Liberation and
Salvation?
9:00 AM - NOON July 26, 2008
Northeastern University
John D. O'Bryant African American Institute

Free Parking is available in the outdoor Northeastern University lot
adjacent to the Ruggles Station. This is not to be confused with the
Columbus Parking Garage.

For more information visit contact Emmett G. Price III, Ph.D. by phone
at 774-244-0097 or via email at info@BCMMP.org or visit us at
http://www.BCMMP.org.

------------------------
Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
------------------------
It is with a great amount of regret that the Andover Newton community
has lost a true prophet. Please look to Enews for further information
regarding a memorial service for Edie this fall in which both Hebrew
College and Andover Newton will organize.

A wonderful mother, sister, friend and inspiration to many, passed away
peacefully on Sunday, July 6th, 2008 at her home in Cambridge, MA from
breast cancer. She was 61 years old. Edie received her B.A. at Simmons
College, her Ed.M. at Boston University and her J.D. from Northeastern
University School of Law in 1983. She served as General Counsel in the
Executive Office of Human Services in the Dukakis administration, and
was a trust and estate attorney at Palmer & Dodge LLP. After many years
as a lawyer, Edie enrolled in theological studies where her passion for
interfaith dialogue helped spark joint initiatives between seminary and
rabbinical students at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew
College.

After the events of 9/11 Edie felt called to do something to mitigate
the misunderstanding and fear between Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
This prompted her to form a woman's interfaith book group called the
Daughters of Abraham, which has now become a national movement with
groups all over the country. Edie was also a trustee of the American
University in Cairo, and a board member and former co-chair for
Massachusetts Advocate for Children.

Edie is survived and greatly missed by her father, Miner D. Crary, Jr.
of Northport, NY; her husband, Edward H. Howe, from whom she was
separated; her brothers, James G. Crary of Phoenix, AZ, and Miner A.
Crary of Sudbury, MA and her sisters, Laura M. Crary of Newton, MA and
Harriet S. Crary of Cambridge, MA; her children, Christopher H. Howe of
Somerville, MA, Jamen Howe Jones of San Francisco, CA, Joel Peace Howe
of Cambridge, MA; her sisters-in-law, Helen H. Crary and Janelle
Rossignol Crary; brother-in-law Douglas T. Hall; her daughter-in-law,
Jennifer Howe Peace and son-in-law, Roderick B. Jones; her nieces, Anna
C. Crary, Elissa H. Crary, Emma C. Crary, Mary Lauran C. Hall, and
nephew, Cameron Crary; and the six grandchildren who brought such joy to
her life, Alex, Jim, Ezra, Elijah, Harriet and Huxley.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: the Daughters of Abraham
through the First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, 11 Garden St.,
Cambridge 02138, memo line: Daughters of Abraham; or to the Andover
Newton Interfaith Fund at the Andover Newton Theological School,
Attention Priscilla Deck, 210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459. Plans are
being made for a service at Andover Newton Theological School in the
fall, to honor her life and work.

------------------------
Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine
------------------------
Come One, Come All to the Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine

The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts are holding their annual
Mid-Summer Festival this year on July 25-27. The festival is held at
OCEANWOOD, located in Ocean Park, in the town of Old Orchard Beach,
Maine.

All are welcome to come for fun & food. All fundraising proceeds are
used as support for camperships, resources, and operations.

Find out all about the festival at the following website:
http://www.grotonwood.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=111

Emily Leavitt
Coordinator of the Baptist Fellowship Group

------------------------
Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj & Karen Hernandez-Andrews
------------------------
Dr. Jeyaraj will be here on July 30th to make the final move to
England. There is a lot of furniture he would like to donate to the
community, if people are interested. If not, a Salvation Army truck
will be taking the rest of the furniture on that afternoon. If you are
interested, please feel free to swing by.


The Andrews have furniture available for FREE if you can come pick it
up. (They live in Sudbury.)
Available items are:
Two couches, both with pull out beds - One Full size, One Queen size
(Decent shape, will look great with a couch cover!)
Two small coffee tables (Light wood, good shape)
One Wing Back Chair (Tan and rust colored - Good shape)
If you are interested, please call Karen or Andy at 978-443-0175.

------------------------
Summer Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues all summer! 7-10pm, Thursdays, in the lower studio
of the Meetinghouse. You don't even need to consider yourself an artist,
just come and play. The studio is a cool place (in both senses of the
word)! Free will donation to buy supplies.

Contact Joy with questions (Dhonen@ants.edu)

Monday, July 21, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, July 21st, 2008

In this message:

Academic
- Student Health Insurance
- Summer Advising
- From the Registrar's Office: Course Schedules and New Fall 2008
E-Learning course
- CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S Course Time Change
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!

Staff Changes
- Interim Manager of IT Appointed
- New Director of Housing and Facilities
- Kerri Saucier

Other News and Opportunities
- Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
- Keys Found
- Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine
- See what Carl Borden is up to (MDiv 2006 Graduate)
- Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj & Karen Hernandez-Andrews
- Summer Art Night

------------------------
Student Health Insurance
------------------------
All Registered Students taking 9 or more credit hours are automatically
enrolled in the School Plan.
Massachusetts state law now requires all students not enrolling in the
student health insurance plan must bring physical proof of insurance to
the business office.
The premiums for the Student Health Insurance 2008-09 policy year (Sept
1 to Aug 31) are:

Student: $ 944.
Spouse: $3752.
Each Child $1878.

Starting this year, students enrolled in the plan may elect to cover a
domestic partner at the spousal rate.
The web site for the insurance carrier, United Health Care Student
Resources, is www.uhcsr.com

------------------------
Summer Advising
------------------------
Sarah Drummond will be available to advise students as they plan their
fall courses during the following open advising hours:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on
July 22, July 23, July 24, July 29, July 30, July 31

Please note:
● All incoming students will be assigned advisors in September.
Please reserve long-term planning conversations for those Faculty
members.
● Before seeking advising, students should read Courses of
Instruction and consult the Student Handbook as resources for planning.
● It is possible that students will either have to wait briefly or
await a return phone call, as these are open advising hours.

Students may visit Worcester 202 or call (617) 964-1100 x 230. All
current and entering Andover Newton students will be most welcome!

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

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office:
Course Schedules; New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM
students
------------------------
Next Academic Year course schedules available on the connect home page.
To View/Download, click the links below for the selected term.
https://connect.ants.edu/ics/Academics/Academics_Homepage.jnz?portlet=Fall_2008_Registration_Information


Fall 2008 NEW E-Learning COURSE for DMin and STM students
CMLE 853-The Religious Leader as Servant
Prof. Jeff Jones
This on-line seminar will explore the meaning of servant leadership for
ministry in today's world. Based primarily in the writing of Robert
Greenleaf, whose personal papers are housed in the Andover Newton
library, the seminar will engage participants in an in-depth look at
the art and practice of leadership with particular reference to their
own identity and role as leaders. This is a D.Min. elective.

------------------------
CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S Course Time Change
------------------------
Dear Students Entering Field Education,

Please note that Jeff Jones' courses, CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S The
Integrative Seminar(s), have been moved from Wednesdays, 10:30-11:50 to
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. This change is part of an effort to assist
students who seek to fulfill their Field Education requirements while
also working full-time. Please direct any questions or concerns to
Jennifer Walker or to me.

Yours truly,

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

------------------------
Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
------------------------
Dear returning Students,

Once again I will be dividing all incoming students into small
spiritual formation groups. Students who have led these groups in the
past have found it very rewarding, and excellent preparation for
ministry. And, these groups have meant a great deal to incoming
students. One such student described his/her group in this way, "It was
a time of feeling a part, caring for others and knowing they cared about
you. It was good to have people who were more advanced in their studies
as well as those who were trying to figure it all out as I was. We
formed such a unit that you know if you needed someone or special
prayer, it was available." This makes such a difference in the lives of
new students, please consider this ministry.

If you are interested in being a small group leader you need to
register for "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" (INTE684 (GR07) 01).
Incoming Professor and Director of the Wilson Chapel Mary Luti and I
will be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other
Thursday afternoon for 2 hours for the fall. If you took the course
last year and wish to be a leader again, please register to "audit" the
course.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Interim Manager of IT Appointed
------------------------
Emily Leavitt has been appointed interim manager of IT, effective July
1,2008.
This is a full time appointment which will afford us the opportunity to
explore various options that are available
going forward.

Robert MacDonald
V.P. of Finance and Operations
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
New Director of Housing and Facilities
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Mr. Frank Novo has joined the Dean of
Students' team as the new Director of Housing and Facilities. Frank is
a graduate of Boston College and also holds a Master's degree from
George Washington University's School of Business and Public Management.
Frank brings extensive experience in the corporate world both in
customer service and project management. Frank comes to us from
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., a non-profit where he
helped plan and schedule seminars and other events for attorneys in the
greater Boston area and beyond. Frank is fluent in Spanish and
Portuguese, and lives with his partner Kevin in West Roxbury. Please
join me in welcoming Frank to our community.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Kerri Saucier
------------------------
It is with great personal regret that I tell you that Kerri Saucier
will be leaving Andover Newton and moving to the western part of the
state at the end of July. Kerri has been an invaluable member of the
Advancement team, and has patiently supported the needs of other offices
as well. We will miss her sorely here in Institutional Advancement. I'm
sure we won't even know how much she does until she stops doing it!
Andover Newton's loss will be Smith College's gain, however, and we
sincerely wish Kerri and Cooper well in their new adventure. Stay tuned
for a goodbye party the last week in July!

Priscilla Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
Keys Found
------------------------
A Subaru car key was found at the inside entrance to Worcester hall.
The key is in Frank Novo's office.

------------------------
Loss of Edith Ingraham (Crary) Howe
------------------------
It is with a great amount of regret that the Andover Newton community
has lost a true prophet. Please look to Enews for further information
regarding a memorial service for Edie this fall in which both Hebrew
College and Andover Newton will organize.

A wonderful mother, sister, friend and inspiration to many, passed away
peacefully on Sunday, July 6th, 2008 at her home in Cambridge, MA from
breast cancer. She was 61 years old. Edie received her B.A. at Simmons
College, her Ed.M. at Boston University and her J.D. from Northeastern
University School of Law in 1983. She served as General Counsel in the
Executive Office of Human Services in the Dukakis administration, and
was a trust and estate attorney at Palmer & Dodge LLP. After many years
as a lawyer, Edie enrolled in theological studies where her passion for
interfaith dialogue helped spark joint initiatives between seminary and
rabbinical students at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew
College.

After the events of 9/11 Edie felt called to do something to mitigate
the misunderstanding and fear between Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
This prompted her to form a woman's interfaith book group called the
Daughters of Abraham, which has now become a national movement with
groups all over the country. Edie was also a trustee of the American
University in Cairo, and a board member and former co-chair for
Massachusetts Advocate for Children.

Edie is survived and greatly missed by her father, Miner D. Crary, Jr.
of Northport, NY; her husband, Edward H. Howe, from whom she was
separated; her brothers, James G. Crary of Phoenix, AZ, and Miner A.
Crary of Sudbury, MA and her sisters, Laura M. Crary of Newton, MA and
Harriet S. Crary of Cambridge, MA; her children, Christopher H. Howe of
Somerville, MA, Jamen Howe Jones of San Francisco, CA, Joel Peace Howe
of Cambridge, MA; her sisters-in-law, Helen H. Crary and Janelle
Rossignol Crary; brother-in-law Douglas T. Hall; her daughter-in-law,
Jennifer Howe Peace and son-in-law, Roderick B. Jones; her nieces, Anna
C. Crary, Elissa H. Crary, Emma C. Crary, Mary Lauran C. Hall, and
nephew, Cameron Crary; and the six grandchildren who brought such joy to
her life, Alex, Jim, Ezra, Elijah, Harriet and Huxley.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: the Daughters of Abraham
through the First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, 11 Garden St.,
Cambridge 02138, memo line: Daughters of Abraham; or to the Andover
Newton Interfaith Fund at the Andover Newton Theological School,
Attention Priscilla Deck, 210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459. Plans are
being made for a service at Andover Newton Theological School in the
fall, to honor her life and work.

------------------------
Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine
------------------------
Come One, Come All to the Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine

The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts are holding their annual
Mid-Summer Festival this year on July 25-27. The festival is held at
OCEANWOOD, located in Ocean Park, in the town of Old Orchard Beach,
Maine.

All are welcome to come for fun & food. All fundraising proceeds are
used as support for camperships, resources, and operations.

Find out all about the festival at the following website:
http://www.grotonwood.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=111

Emily Leavitt
Coordinator of the Baptist Fellowship Group

------------------------
See what Carl Borden is up to (MDiv 2006 Graduate)
------------------------
Rev. Carl Borden on the local News and for a good reason no less. You
can watch the news story at:
http://www.wday.com/tv/?page=video&vid=29_churchgas

------------------------
Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj & Karen Hernandez-Andrews
------------------------
Dr. Jeyaraj will be here on July 30th to make the final move to
England. There is a lot of furniture he would like to donate to the
community, if people are interested. If not, a Salvation Army truck
will be taking the rest of the furniture on that afternoon. If you are
interested, please feel free to swing by.


The Andrews have furniture available for FREE if you can come pick it
up. (They live in Sudbury.)
Available items are:
Two couches, both with pull out beds - One Full size, One Queen size
(Decent shape, will look great with a couch cover!)
Two small coffee tables (Light wood, good shape)
One Wing Back Chair (Tan and rust colored - Good shape)
If you are interested, please call Karen or Andy at 978-443-0175.

------------------------
Summer Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues all summer! 7-10pm, Thursdays, in the lower studio
of the Meetinghouse. You don't even need to consider yourself an artist,
just come and play. The studio is a cool place (in both senses of the
word)! Free will donation to buy supplies.

Contact Joy with questions (Dhonen@ants.edu)

Friday, July 18, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, July 18th, 2008

In this message:

Academic
- Student Health Insurance
- Summer Advising
- From the Registrar's Office: Course Schedules and New Fall 2008
E-Learning course
- CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S Course Time Change
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!

Staff Changes
- Interim Manager of IT Appointed
- New Director of Housing and Facilities
- Kerri Saucier

Other News and Opportunities
- UU Preaching Opportunity
- Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine
- See what Carl Borden is up to (MDiv 2006 Graduate)
- "Breath Project" Update!!
- Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj & Karen Hernandez-Andrews
- Summer Art Night

------------------------
Student Health Insurance
------------------------
All Registered Students taking 9 or more credit hours are automatically
enrolled in the School Plan.
Massachusetts state law now requires all students not enrolling in the
student health insurance plan must bring physical proof of insurance to
the business office.
The premiums for the Student Health Insurance 2008-09 policy year (Sept
1 to Aug 31) are:

Student: $ 944.
Spouse: $3752.
Each Child $1878.

Starting this year, students enrolled in the plan may elect to cover a
domestic partner at the spousal rate.
The web site for the insurance carrier, United Health Care Student
Resources, is www.uhcsr.com

------------------------
Summer Advising
------------------------
Sarah Drummond will be available to advise students as they plan their
fall courses during the following open advising hours:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on
July 22, July 23, July 24, July 29, July 30, July 31

Please note:
● All incoming students will be assigned advisors in September.
Please reserve long-term planning conversations for those Faculty
members.
● Before seeking advising, students should read Courses of
Instruction and consult the Student Handbook as resources for planning.
● It is possible that students will either have to wait briefly or
await a return phone call, as these are open advising hours.

Students may visit Worcester 202 or call (617) 964-1100 x 230. All
current and entering Andover Newton students will be most welcome!

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

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office:
Course Schedules; New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM
students
------------------------
Next Academic Year course schedules available on the connect home page.
To View/Download, click the links below for the selected term.
https://connect.ants.edu/ics/Academics/Academics_Homepage.jnz?portlet=Fall_2008_Registration_Information


Fall 2008 NEW E-Learning COURSE for DMin and STM students
CMLE 853-The Religious Leader as Servant
Prof. Jeff Jones
This on-line seminar will explore the meaning of servant leadership for
ministry in today's world. Based primarily in the writing of Robert
Greenleaf, whose personal papers are housed in the Andover Newton
library, the seminar will engage participants in an in-depth look at
the art and practice of leadership with particular reference to their
own identity and role as leaders. This is a D.Min. elective.

------------------------
CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S Course Time Change
------------------------
Dear Students Entering Field Education,

Please note that Jeff Jones' courses, CMFE 620F and CMFE 621S The
Integrative Seminar(s), have been moved from Wednesdays, 10:30-11:50 to
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. This change is part of an effort to assist
students who seek to fulfill their Field Education requirements while
also working full-time. Please direct any questions or concerns to
Jennifer Walker or to me.

Yours truly,

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

------------------------
Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
------------------------
Dear returning Students,

Once again I will be dividing all incoming students into small
spiritual formation groups. Students who have led these groups in the
past have found it very rewarding, and excellent preparation for
ministry. And, these groups have meant a great deal to incoming
students. One such student described his/her group in this way, "It was
a time of feeling a part, caring for others and knowing they cared about
you. It was good to have people who were more advanced in their studies
as well as those who were trying to figure it all out as I was. We
formed such a unit that you know if you needed someone or special
prayer, it was available." This makes such a difference in the lives of
new students, please consider this ministry.

If you are interested in being a small group leader you need to
register for "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" (INTE684 (GR07) 01).
Incoming Professor and Director of the Wilson Chapel Mary Luti and I
will be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other
Thursday afternoon for 2 hours for the fall. If you took the course
last year and wish to be a leader again, please register to "audit" the
course.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Interim Manager of IT Appointed
------------------------
Emily Leavitt has been appointed interim manager of IT, effective July
1,2008.
This is a full time appointment which will afford us the opportunity to
explore various options that are available
going forward.

Robert MacDonald
V.P. of Finance and Operations
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
New Director of Housing and Facilities
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Mr. Frank Novo has joined the Dean of
Students' team as the new Director of Housing and Facilities. Frank is
a graduate of Boston College and also holds a Master's degree from
George Washington University's School of Business and Public Management.
Frank brings extensive experience in the corporate world both in
customer service and project management. Frank comes to us from
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., a non-profit where he
helped plan and schedule seminars and other events for attorneys in the
greater Boston area and beyond. Frank is fluent in Spanish and
Portuguese, and lives with his partner Kevin in West Roxbury. Please
join me in welcoming Frank to our community.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Kerri Saucier
------------------------
It is with great personal regret that I tell you that Kerri Saucier
will be leaving Andover Newton and moving to the western part of the
state at the end of July. Kerri has been an invaluable member of the
Advancement team, and has patiently supported the needs of other offices
as well. We will miss her sorely here in Institutional Advancement. I'm
sure we won't even know how much she does until she stops doing it!
Andover Newton's loss will be Smith College's gain, however, and we
sincerely wish Kerri and Cooper well in their new adventure. Stay tuned
for a goodbye party the last week in July!

Priscilla Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
UU Preaching Opportunity
------------------------
A Unitarian Universalist congregation in New Hampshire is looking for a
guest minister for Sunday, August 10th. If you are interested in a
preaching opportunity, please contact Sean Porter at sporter@ants.edu as
soon as possible.

------------------------
Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine
------------------------
Come One, Come All to the Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine

The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts are holding their annual
Mid-Summer Festival this year on July 25-27. The festival is held at
OCEANWOOD, located in Ocean Park, in the town of Old Orchard Beach,
Maine.

All are welcome to come for fun & food. All fundraising proceeds are
used as support for camperships, resources, and operations.

Find out all about the festival at the following website:
http://www.grotonwood.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=111

Emily Leavitt
Coordinator of the Baptist Fellowship Group

------------------------
See what Carl Borden is up to (MDiv 2006 Graduate)
------------------------
Rev. Carl Borden on the local News and for a good reason no less. You
can watch the news story at:
http://www.wday.com/tv/?page=video&vid=29_churchgas

------------------------
"Breath Project" Update!!
------------------------
Thanks to all 19 of you who have participated so far in the Breath
Project. The hope is to have at least 50 participants.

So, if you have not yet participated please come by Studio #34,
Sturtevant Hall on Mondays 10am - 3pm or Tuesdays 6pm-8pm. I am also
available to make appointments. The breath recordings take no more than
5 min. So bring your breath!! The recordings will be used for a sound
installation on campus in the fall. For questions and comments please
e-mail Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency) at:
Johnson.Faith@gmail.com

------------------------
Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj & Karen Hernandez-Andrews
------------------------
Dr. Jeyaraj will be here on July 30th to make the final move to
England.
There is a lot of furniture he would like to donate to the community,
if
people are interested. If not, a Salvation Army truck will be taking
the
rest of the furniture on that afternoon. If you are interested, please
feel
free to swing by.


The Andrews have furniture available for FREE if you can come pick it
up. (They live in Sudbury.)
Available items are:
Two couches, both with pull out beds - One Full size, One Queen size
(Decent shape, will look great with a couch cover!)
Two small coffee tables (Light wood, good shape)
One Wing Back Chair (Tan and rust colored - Good shape)
If you are interested, please call Karen or Andy at 978-443-0175.

------------------------
Summer Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues all summer! 7-10pm, Thursdays, in the lower studio
of the Meetinghouse. You don't even need to consider yourself an artist,
just come and play. The studio is a cool place (in both senses of the
word)! Free will donation to buy supplies.

Contact Joy with questions (Dhonen@ants.edu)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

In this message:

- Interim Manager of IT Appointed
- New Director of Housing and Facilities
- Student Health Insurance
- Summer Advising
- Kerri Saucier
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- From the Registrar's Office: Course Schedules and New Fall 2008
E-Learning course
- UU Preaching Opportunity
- Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine
- See what Carl Borden is up to (MDiv 2006 Graduate)
- "Breath Project" Update!!
- Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj & Karen Hernandez-Andrews
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Interim Manager of IT Appointed
------------------------
Emily Leavitt has been appointed interim manager of IT, effective July
1,2008.
This is a full time appointment which will afford us the opportunity to
explore various options that are available
going forward.

Robert MacDonald
V.P. of Finance and Operations
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
New Director of Housing and Facilities
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Mr. Frank Novo has joined the Dean of
Students' team as the new Director of Housing and Facilities. Frank is
a graduate of Boston College and also holds a Master's degree from
George Washington University's School of Business and Public Management.
Frank brings extensive experience in the corporate world both in
customer service and project management. Frank comes to us from
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., a non-profit where he
helped plan and schedule seminars and other events for attorneys in the
greater Boston area and beyond. Frank is fluent in Spanish and
Portuguese, and lives with his partner Kevin in West Roxbury. Please
join me in welcoming Frank to our community.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Student Health Insurance
------------------------
All Registered Students taking 9 or more credit hours are automatically
enrolled in the School Plan.
Massachusetts state law now requires all students not enrolling in the
student health insurance plan must bring physical proof of insurance to
the business office.
The premiums for the Student Health Insurance 2008-09 policy year (Sept
1 to Aug 31) are:

Student: $ 944.
Spouse: $3752.
Each Child $1878.

Starting this year, students enrolled in the plan may elect to cover a
domestic partner at the spousal rate.
The web site for the insurance carrier, United Health Care Student
Resources, is www.uhcsr.com

------------------------
Summer Advising
------------------------
Sarah Drummond will be available to advise students as they plan their
fall courses during the following open advising hours:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on
July 22
July 23
July 24
July 29
July 30
July 31

Please note:
● All incoming students will be assigned advisors in September.
Please reserve long-term planning conversations for those Faculty
members.
● Before seeking advising, students should read Courses of
Instruction and consult the Student Handbook as resources for planning.
● It is possible that students will either have to wait briefly or
await a return phone call, as these are open advising hours.

Students may visit Worcester 202 or call (617) 964-1100 x 230. All
current and entering Andover Newton students will be most welcome!


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

------------------------
Kerri Saucier
------------------------
It is with great personal regret that I tell you that Kerri Saucier
will be leaving Andover Newton and moving to the western part of the
state at the end of July. Kerri has been an invaluable member of the
Advancement team, and has patiently supported the needs of other offices
as well. We will miss her sorely here in Institutional Advancement. I'm
sure we won't even know how much she does until she stops doing it!
Andover Newton's loss will be Smith College's gain, however, and we
sincerely wish Kerri and Cooper well in their new adventure. Stay tuned
for a goodbye party the last week in July!

Priscilla Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
------------------------
Dear returning Students,

Once again I will be dividing all incoming students into small
spiritual formation groups. Students who have led these groups in the
past have found it very rewarding, and excellent preparation for
ministry. And, these groups have meant a great deal to incoming
students. One such student described his/her group in this way, "It was
a time of feeling a part, caring for others and knowing they cared about
you. It was good to have people who were more advanced in their studies
as well as those who were trying to figure it all out as I was. We
formed such a unit that you know if you needed someone or special
prayer, it was available." This makes such a difference in the lives of
new students, please consider this ministry.

If you are interested in being a small group leader you need to
register for "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" (INTE684 (GR07) 01).
Incoming Professor and Director of the Wilson Chapel Mary Luti and I
will be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other
Thursday afternoon for 2 hours for the fall. If you took the course
last year and wish to be a leader again, please register to "audit" the
course.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office:
Course Schedules; New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM
students
------------------------
Next Academic Year course schedules available on the connect home page.
To View/Download, click the links below for the selected term.
https://connect.ants.edu/ics/Academics/Academics_Homepage.jnz?portlet=Fall_2008_Registration_Information


Fall 2008 NEW E-Learning COURSE for DMin and STM students
CMLE 853-The Religious Leader as Servant
Prof. Jeff Jones
This on-line seminar will explore the meaning of servant leadership for
ministry in today's world. Based primarily in the writing of Robert
Greenleaf, whose personal papers are housed in the Andover Newton
library, the seminar will engage participants in an in-depth look at
the art and practice of leadership with particular reference to their
own identity and role as leaders. This is a D.Min. elective.

------------------------
UU Preaching Opportunity
------------------------
A Unitarian Universalist congregation in New Hampshire is looking for a
guest minister for Sunday, August 10th. If you are interested in a
preaching opportunity, please contact Sean Porter at sporter@ants.edu as
soon as possible.

------------------------
Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine
------------------------
Come One, Come All to the Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine

The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts are holding their annual
Mid-Summer Festival this year on July 25-27. The festival is held at
OCEANWOOD, located in Ocean Park, in the town of Old Orchard Beach,
Maine.

All are welcome to come for fun & food. All fundraising proceeds are
used as support for camperships, resources, and operations.

Find out all about the festival at the following website:
http://www.grotonwood.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=111

Emily Leavitt
Coordinator of the Baptist Fellowship Group

------------------------
See what Carl Borden is up to (MDiv 2006 Graduate)
------------------------
Rev. Carl Borden on the local News and for a good reason no less. You
can watch the news story at:
http://www.wday.com/tv/?page=video&vid=29_churchgas

------------------------
"Breath Project" Update!!
------------------------
Thanks to all 19 of you who have participated so far in the Breath
Project. The hope is to have at least 50 participants.

So, if you have not yet participated please come by Studio #34,
Sturtevant Hall on Mondays 10am - 3pm or Tuesdays 6pm-8pm. I am also
available to make appointments. The breath recordings take no more than
5 min. So bring your breath!! The recordings will be used for a sound
installation on campus in the fall. For questions and comments please
e-mail Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency) at:
Johnson.Faith@gmail.com

------------------------
Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj & Karen Hernandez-Andrews
------------------------
Dr. Jeyaraj will be here on July 30th to make the final move to
England.
There is a lot of furniture he would like to donate to the community,
if
people are interested. If not, a Salvation Army truck will be taking
the
rest of the furniture on that afternoon. If you are interested, please
feel
free to swing by.


The Andrews have furniture available for FREE if you can come pick it
up. (They live in Sudbury.)
Available items are:
Two couches, both with pull out beds - One Full size, One Queen size
(Decent shape, will look great with a couch cover!)
Two small coffee tables (Light wood, good shape)
One Wing Back Chair (Tan and rust colored - Good shape)
If you are interested, please call Karen or Andy at 978-443-0175.

------------------------
Summer Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues all summer! 7-10pm, Thursdays, in the lower studio
of the Meetinghouse. You don't even need to consider yourself an artist,
just come and play. The studio is a cool place (in both senses of the
word)! Free will donation to buy supplies.

Contact Joy with questions (Dhonen@ants.edu)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

In this message:

- Interim Manager of IT Appointed
- New Director of Housing and Facilities
- Student Health Insurance
- Summer Advising
- Kerri Saucier
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- From the Registrar's Office: Course Schedules and New Fall 2008
E-Learning course
- Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine
- "Breath Project" Update!!
- Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj & Karen Hernandez-Andrews
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Interim Manager of IT Appointed
------------------------
Emily Leavitt has been appointed interim manager of IT, effective July
1,2008.
This is a full time appointment which will afford us the opportunity to
explore various options that are available
going forward.

Robert MacDonald
V.P. of Finance and Operations
Andover Newton Theological School

------------------------
New Director of Housing and Facilities
------------------------
I am pleased to announce that Mr. Frank Novo has joined the Dean of
Students' team as the new Director of Housing and Facilities. Frank is
a graduate of Boston College and also holds a Master's degree from
George Washington University's School of Business and Public Management.
Frank brings extensive experience in the corporate world both in
customer service and project management. Frank comes to us from
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., a non-profit where he
helped plan and schedule seminars and other events for attorneys in the
greater Boston area and beyond. Frank is fluent in Spanish and
Portuguese, and lives with his partner Kevin in West Roxbury. Please
join me in welcoming Frank to our community.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Student Health Insurance
------------------------
All Registered Students taking 9 or more credit hours are automatically
enrolled in the School Plan.
Massachusetts state law now requires all students not enrolling in the
student health insurance plan must bring physical proof of insurance to
the business office.
The premiums for the Student Health Insurance 2008-09 policy year (Sept
1 to Aug 31) are:

Student: $ 944.
Spouse: $3752.
Each Child $1878.

Starting this year, students enrolled in the plan may elect to cover a
domestic partner at the spousal rate.
The web site for the insurance carrier, United Health Care Student
Resources, is

www.uhcsr.com


------------------------
Summer Advising
------------------------
Sarah Drummond will be available to advise students as they plan their
fall courses during the following open advising hours:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on
July 22
July 23
July 24
July 29
July 30
July 31

Please note:
● All incoming students will be assigned advisors in September.
Please reserve long-term planning conversations for those Faculty
members.
● Before seeking advising, students should read Courses of
Instruction and consult the Student Handbook as resources for planning.
● It is possible that students will either have to wait briefly or
await a return phone call, as these are open advising hours.

Students may visit Worcester 202 or call (617) 964-1100 x 230. All
current and entering Andover Newton students will be most welcome!


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

------------------------
Kerri Saucier
------------------------
It is with great personal regret that I tell you that Kerri Saucier
will be leaving Andover Newton and moving to the western part of the
state at the end of July. Kerri has been an invaluable member of the
Advancement team, and has patiently supported the needs of other offices
as well. We will miss her sorely here in Institutional Advancement. I'm
sure we won't even know how much she does until she stops doing it!
Andover Newton's loss will be Smith College's gain, however, and we
sincerely wish Kerri and Cooper well in their new adventure. Stay tuned
for a goodbye party the last week in July!

Priscilla Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
------------------------
Dear returning Students,

Once again I will be dividing all incoming students into small
spiritual formation groups. Students who have led these groups in the
past have found it very rewarding, and excellent preparation for
ministry. And, these groups have meant a great deal to incoming
students. One such student described his/her group in this way, "It was
a time of feeling a part, caring for others and knowing they cared about
you. It was good to have people who were more advanced in their studies
as well as those who were trying to figure it all out as I was. We
formed such a unit that you know if you needed someone or special
prayer, it was available." This makes such a difference in the lives of
new students, please consider this ministry.

If you are interested in being a small group leader you need to
register for "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" (INTE684 (GR07) 01).
Incoming Professor and Director of the Wilson Chapel Mary Luti and I
will be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other
Thursday afternoon for 2 hours for the fall. If you took the course
last year and wish to be a leader again, please register to "audit" the
course.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office:
Course Schedules
New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
------------------------
Next Academic Year course schedules available on the connect home page.
To View/Download, click the links below for the selected term.
https://connect.ants.edu/ics/Academics/Academics_Homepage.jnz?portlet=Fall_2008_Registration_Information


Fall 2008 NEW E-Learning COURSE for DMin and STM students
CMLE 853-The Religious Leader as Servant
Prof. Jeff Jones
This on-line seminar will explore the meaning of servant leadership for
ministry in today's world. Based primarily in the writing of Robert
Greenleaf, whose personal papers are housed in the Andover Newton
library, the seminar will engage participants in an in-depth look at
the art and practice of leadership with particular reference to their
own identity and role as leaders. This is a D.Min. elective.

------------------------
Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine
------------------------
Come One, Come All to the Mid-Summer Festival in Ocean Park, Maine

The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts are holding their annual
Mid-Summer Festival this year on July 25-27. The festival is held at
OCEANWOOD, located in Ocean Park, in the town of Old Orchard Beach,
Maine.

All are welcome to come for fun & food. All fundraising proceeds are
used as support for camperships, resources, and operations.

Find out all about the festival at the following website:
http://www.grotonwood.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=111


Emily Leavitt
Coordinator of the Baptist Fellowship Group

------------------------
"Breath Project" Update!!
------------------------
Thanks to all 19 of you who have participated so far in the Breath
Project. The hope is to have at least 50 participants.

So, if you have not yet participated please come by Studio #34,
Sturtevant Hall on Mondays 10am - 3pm or Tuesdays 6pm-8pm. I am also
available to make appointments. The breath recordings take no more than
5 min. So bring your breath!! The recordings will be used for a sound
installation on campus in the fall. For questions and comments please
e-mail Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency) at:
Johnson.Faith@gmail.com

------------------------
Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj & Karen Hernandez-Andrews
------------------------
Dr. Jeyaraj will be here on July 30th to make the final move to
England.
There is a lot of furniture he would like to donate to the community,
if
people are interested. If not, a Salvation Army truck will be taking
the
rest of the furniture on that afternoon. If you are interested, please
feel
free to swing by.


The Andrews have furniture available for FREE if you can come pick it
up. (They live in Sudbury.)
Available items are:
Two couches, both with pull out beds - One Full size, One Queen size
(Decent shape, will look great with a couch cover!)
Two small coffee tables (Light wood, good shape)
One Wing Back Chair (Tan and rust colored - Good shape)
If you are interested, please call Karen or Andy at 978-443-0175.

------------------------
Summer Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues all summer! 7-10pm, Thursdays, in the lower studio
of the Meetinghouse. You don't even need to consider yourself an artist,
just come and play. The studio is a cool place (in both senses of the
word)! Free will donation to buy supplies.

Contact Joy with questions (Dhonen@ants.edu)

Monday, July 14, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, July 14th, 2008

In this message:

- Interim Manager of IT Appointed
- Student Health Insurance
- Catalog Review
- Kerri Saucier
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- From the Registrar's Office: Course Schedules and New Fall 2008
E-Learning course
- "Breath Project" Update!!
- Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj & Karen Hernandez-Andrews
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Interim Manager of IT Appointed
------------------------
Emily Leavitt has been appointed interim manager of IT, effective July
1,2008.
This is a full time appointment which will afford us the opportunity to
explore various options that are available
going forward.

Robert MacDonald
V.P. of Finance and Operations
Andover Newton Theological School


------------------------
Student Health Insurance
------------------------
All Registered Students taking 9 or more credit hours are automatically
enrolled in the School Plan.
Massachusetts state law now requires all students not enrolling in the
student health insurance plan must bring physical proof of insurance to
the business office.
The premiums for the Student Health Insurance 2008-09 policy year (Sept
1 to Aug 31) are:

Student: $ 944.
Spouse: $3752.
Each Child $1878.

Starting this year, students enrolled in the plan may elect to cover a
domestic partner at the spousal rate.
The web site for the insurance carrier, United Health Care Student
Resources, is

www.uhcsr.com

------------------------
Catalog Review
------------------------
Dear Students,

As you have no doubt heard, the course catalog for 2008-2009 is now
available, both on the ANTS Web site and on Connect. Over the past few
days, while the Web site was being updated, there was a short period of
time when both the old and new courses were listed together. This
problem has since been fixed, but please take a moment to review the
courses on the Web if you studied the catalog during the early part of
the week. We hope that this has caused no confusion, and thank you for
taking this time to doublecheck if needed.

Happy (course) hunting!
Sarah B. Drummond, Associate Dean

------------------------
Kerri Saucier
------------------------
It is with great personal regret that I tell you that Kerri Saucier
will be leaving Andover Newton and moving to the western part of the
state at the end of July. Kerri has been an invaluable member of the
Advancement team, and has patiently supported the needs of other offices
as well. We will miss her sorely here in Institutional Advancement. I'm
sure we won't even know how much she does until she stops doing it!
Andover Newton's loss will be Smith College's gain, however, and we
sincerely wish Kerri and Cooper well in their new adventure. Stay tuned
for a goodbye party the last week in July!

Priscilla Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
------------------------
Dear returning Students,

Once again I will be dividing all incoming students into small
spiritual formation groups. Students who have led these groups in the
past have found it very rewarding, and excellent preparation for
ministry. And, these groups have meant a great deal to incoming
students. One such student described his/her group in this way, "It was
a time of feeling a part, caring for others and knowing they cared about
you. It was good to have people who were more advanced in their studies
as well as those who were trying to figure it all out as I was. We
formed such a unit that you know if you needed someone or special
prayer, it was available." This makes such a difference in the lives of
new students, please consider this ministry.

If you are interested in being a small group leader you need to
register for "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" (INTE684 (GR07) 01).
Incoming Professor and Director of the Wilson Chapel Mary Luti and I
will be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other
Thursday afternoon for 2 hours for the fall. If you took the course
last year and wish to be a leader again, please register to "audit" the
course.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office:
Course Schedules
New Fall 2008 E-Learning course for DMin and STM students
------------------------
Next Academic Year course schedules available on the connect home page.
To View/Download, click the links below for the selected term.
https://connect.ants.edu/ics/Academics/Academics_Homepage.jnz?portlet=Fall_2008_Registration_Information


Fall 2008 NEW E-Learning COURSE for DMin and STM students
CMLE 853-The Religious Leader as Servant
Prof. Jeff Jones
This on-line seminar will explore the meaning of servant leadership for
ministry in today's world. Based primarily in the writing of Robert
Greenleaf, whose personal papers are housed in the Andover Newton
library, the seminar will engage participants in an in-depth look at
the art and practice of leadership with particular reference to their
own identity and role as leaders. This is a D.Min. elective.

------------------------
"Breath Project" Update!!
------------------------
Thanks to all 19 of you who have participated so far in the Breath
Project. The hope is to have at least 50 participants.

So, if you have not yet participated please come by Studio #34,
Sturtevant Hall on Mondays 10am - 3pm or Tuesdays 6pm-8pm. I am also
available to make appointments. The breath recordings take no more than
5 min. So bring your breath!! The recordings will be used for a sound
installation on campus in the fall. For questions and comments please
e-mail Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency) at:
Johnson.Faith@gmail.com

------------------------
Free Furniture from Dr. Jeyaraj & Karen Hernandez-Andrews
------------------------
Dr. Jeyaraj will be here on July 30th to make the final move to
England.
There is a lot of furniture he would like to donate to the community,
if
people are interested. If not, a Salvation Army truck will be taking
the
rest of the furniture on that afternoon. If you are interested, please
feel
free to swing by.


The Andrews have furniture available for FREE if you can come pick it
up. (They live in Sudbury.)
Available items are:
Two couches, both with pull out beds - One Full size, One Queen size
(Decent shape, will look great with a couch cover!)
Two small coffee tables (Light wood, good shape)
One Wing Back Chair (Tan and rust colored - Good shape)
If you are interested, please call Karen or Andy at 978-443-0175.

------------------------
Summer Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues all summer! 7-10pm, Thursdays, in the lower studio
of the Meetinghouse. You don't even need to consider yourself an artist,
just come and play. The studio is a cool place (in both senses of the
word)! Free will donation to buy supplies.

Contact Joy with questions (Dhonen@ants.edu)

Friday, July 11, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, July 11th, 2008

In this message:

- Catalog Review
- Kerri Saucier
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- Counseling Survey
- From the Registrar's Office
- Serve New England
- "Breath Project" Update!!
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Catalog Review
------------------------
Dear Students,

As you have no doubt heard, the course catalog for 2008-2009 is now
available, both on the ANTS Web site and on Connect. Over the past few
days, while the Web site was being updated, there was a short period of
time when both the old and new courses were listed together. This
problem has since been fixed, but please take a moment to review the
courses on the Web if you studied the catalog during the early part of
the week. We hope that this has caused no confusion, and thank you for
taking this time to doublecheck if needed.

Happy (course) hunting!
Sarah B. Drummond, Associate Dean

------------------------
Kerri Saucier
------------------------
It is with great personal regret that I tell you that Kerri Saucier
will be leaving Andover Newton and moving to the western part of the
state at the end of July. Kerri has been an invaluable member of the
Advancement team, and has patiently supported the needs of other offices
as well. We will miss her sorely here in Institutional Advancement. I'm
sure we won't even know how much she does until she stops doing it!
Andover Newton's loss will be Smith College's gain, however, and we
sincerely wish Kerri and Cooper well in their new adventure. Stay tuned
for a goodbye party the last week in July!

Priscilla Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
------------------------
Dear returning Students,

Once again I will be dividing all incoming students into small
spiritual formation groups. Students who have led these groups in the
past have found it very rewarding, and excellent preparation for
ministry. And, these groups have meant a great deal to incoming
students. One such student described his/her group in this way, "It was
a time of feeling a part, caring for others and knowing they cared about
you. It was good to have people who were more advanced in their studies
as well as those who were trying to figure it all out as I was. We
formed such a unit that you know if you needed someone or special
prayer, it was available." This makes such a difference in the lives of
new students, please consider this ministry.

If you are interested in being a small group leader you need to
register for "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" (INTE684 (GR07) 01).
Incoming Professor and Director of the Wilson Chapel Mary Luti and I
will be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other
Thursday afternoon for 2 hours for the fall. If you took the course
last year and wish to be a leader again, please register to "audit" the
course.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Counseling Survey
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Students,

We are trying to enhance the counseling services you receive. Please
take a moment to fill out the 8 question survey below (it should take
only 5-10 minutes). All responses are anonymous.

The link is at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=fqWXWsQgC_2bZDiNVe1th_2f8g_3d_3d


I deeply appreciate your feedback,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
Next Academic Year course schedules available on the connect home page.
To View/Download, click the links below for the selected term.
https://connect.ants.edu/ics/Academics/Academics_Homepage.jnz?portlet=Fall_2008_Registration_Information


------------------------
Serve New England
------------------------
I am going to be starting a chapter of Serve New England (
www.servenewengland.org ) here at ANTS and am looking for volunteers
to help in the running of this chapter. The program is designed to
promote volunteer service by offering deep discounts on the highest
quality grocery, meat, and vegetable items to community-minded
individuals willing to volunteer 2 hours of their time each month to a
worthy cause. Volunteers would help to take and distribute orders.
Distribution takes place one Saturday each month. If you're interested
in helping or would like more information, please contact me at
jwalker@ants.edu . Thank you, Jen Walker

------------------------
"Breath Project" Update!!
------------------------
Thanks to all 19 of you who have participated so far in the Breath
Project. The hope is to have at least 50 participants.

So, if you have not yet participated please come by Studio #34,
Sturtevant Hall on Mondays 10am - 3pm or Tuesdays 6pm-8pm. I am also
available to make appointments. The breath recordings take no more than
5 min. So bring your breath!! The recordings will be used for a sound
installation on campus in the fall. For questions and comments please
e-mail Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency) at:
Johnson.Faith@gmail.com

------------------------
Summer Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues all summer! 7-10pm, Thursdays, in the lower studio
of the Meetinghouse. You don't even need to consider yourself an artist,
just come and play. The studio is a cool place (in both senses of the
word)! Free will donation to buy supplies.

Contact Joy with questions (Dhonen@ants.edu)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, July 10th, 2008

In this message:

- Catalog Review
- Kerri Saucier
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- Counseling Survey
- From the Registrar's Office
- Serve New England
- "Breath Project" Update!!
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Catalog Review
------------------------
Dear Students,

As you have no doubt heard, the course catalog for 2008-2009 is now
available, both on the ANTS Web site and on Connect. Over the past few
days, while the Web site was being updated, there was a short period of
time when both the old and new courses were listed together. This
problem has since been fixed, but please take a moment to review the
courses on the Web if you studied the catalog during the early part of
the week. We hope that this has caused no confusion, and thank you for
taking this time to doublecheck if needed.

Happy (course) hunting!
Sarah B. Drummond, Associate Dean

------------------------
Kerri Saucier
------------------------
It is with great personal regret that I tell you that Kerri Saucier
will be leaving Andover Newton and moving to the western part of the
state at the end of July. Kerri has been an invaluable member of the
Advancement team, and has patiently supported the needs of other offices
as well. We will miss her sorely here in Institutional Advancement. I'm
sure we won't even know how much she does until she stops doing it!
Andover Newton's loss will be Smith College's gain, however, and we
sincerely wish Kerri and Cooper well in their new adventure. Stay tuned
for a goodbye party the last week in July!

Priscilla Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
------------------------
Dear returning Students,

Once again I will be dividing all incoming students into small
spiritual formation groups. Students who have led these groups in the
past have found it very rewarding, and excellent preparation for
ministry. And, these groups have meant a great deal to incoming
students. One such student described his/her group in this way, "It was
a time of feeling a part, caring for others and knowing they cared about
you. It was good to have people who were more advanced in their studies
as well as those who were trying to figure it all out as I was. We
formed such a unit that you know if you needed someone or special
prayer, it was available." This makes such a difference in the lives of
new students, please consider this ministry.

If you are interested in being a small group leader you need to
register for "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" (INTE684 (GR07) 01).
Incoming Professor and Director of the Wilson Chapel Mary Luti and I
will be leading this 1.5 credit course, which will meet every other
Thursday afternoon for 2 hours for the fall. If you took the course
last year and wish to be a leader again, please register to "audit" the
course.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Counseling Survey
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Students,

We are trying to enhance the counseling services you receive. Please
take a moment to fill out the 8 question survey below (it should take
only 5-10 minutes). All responses are anonymous.

The link is at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=fqWXWsQgC_2bZDiNVe1th_2f8g_3d_3d


I deeply appreciate your feedback,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
From the Registrar's Office
------------------------
Next Academic Year course schedules available on the connect home page.
To View/Download, click the links below for the selected term.
https://connect.ants.edu/ics/Academics/Academics_Homepage.jnz?portlet=Fall_2008_Registration_Information


------------------------
Serve New England
------------------------
I am going to be starting a chapter of Serve New England (
www.servenewengland.org ) here at ANTS and am looking for volunteers
to help in the running of this chapter. The program is designed to
promote volunteer service by offering deep discounts on the highest
quality grocery, meat, and vegetable items to community-minded
individuals willing to volunteer 2 hours of their time each month to a
worthy cause. Volunteers would help to take and distribute orders.
Distribution takes place one Saturday each month. If you're interested
in helping or would like more information, please contact me at
jwalker@ants.edu . Thank you, Jen Walker

------------------------
"Breath Project" Update!!
------------------------
Thanks to all 19 of you who have participated so far in the Breath
Project. The hope is to have at least 50 participants.

So, if you have not yet participated please come by Studio #34,
Sturtevant Hall on Mondays 10am - 3pm or Tuesdays 6pm-8pm. I am also
available to make appointments. The breath recordings take no more than
5 min. So bring your breath!! The recordings will be used for a sound
installation on campus in the fall. For questions and comments please
e-mail Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency) at:
Johnson.Faith@gmail.com

------------------------
Summer Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues all summer! 7-10pm, Thursdays, in the lower studio
of the Meetinghouse. You don't even need to consider yourself an artist,
just come and play. The studio is a cool place (in both senses of the
word)! Free will donation to buy supplies.

Contact Joy with questions (Dhonen@ants.edu)

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

In this message:

- NOTICE OF FUEL SURCHARGE
- New Director of Housing and Facilities Announced!
- Party for Amelia and Brian
- Counseling Survey
- Andover Newton Email Use Required for Connect
- Serve New England
- "Breath Project" Update!!
- Summer Art Night

------------------------
NOTICE OF FUEL SURCHARGE
------------------------
Due to the ever increasing energy cost and the adverse impact these
costs have to the financial well being of Andover Newton Theological
School, we are forced to implement a fuel surcharge effective July 1,
2008.

This fuel surcharge of $15 will be assessed in the fall and again in
the spring semesters for all students. Because we know that most
students have limited resources and any surcharge is a burden, we want
you to know that this charge only represents a fraction of the increase
in our costs.

We cannot control price increases, but we can control usage. A
continuous effort on the part of the community must be undertaken to
drive energy consumption down. We are pleased that the Board of Trustees
has committed to reduce the School's energy consumption by 20% in the
next 4 years. This goal cannot be attained, however, unless we all pitch
in. Thus, we ask for everyone's help.
We are committed to eliminate this surcharge at the earliest possible
time.

Thank you for your understanding.

------------------------
New Director of Housing and Facilities Announced!
------------------------
New Director of Housing and Facilities Announced!

I am pleased to announce that Mr. Frank Novo will be joining the Dean
of Students' team as the new Director of Housing and Facilities. Frank
is a graduate of Boston College and also holds a Master's degree from
George Washington University's School of Business and Public Management.
Frank brings extensive experience in the corporate world both in
customer service and project management. Frank comes to us from
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., a non-profit where he
helped plan and schedule seminars and other events for attorneys in the
greater Boston area and beyond. Frank is fluent in Spanish and
Portuguese, and lives with his partner Kevin in West Roxbury. Although
Frank will be on campus on Monday, July 7 to begin to get to know us, he
will formally begin his new position on Monday, July 14. Please join me
in welcoming Frank to our community.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Party for Amelia and Brian
------------------------
Hello, All,

We will hold a good-bye gathering for Amelia and Brian on Thursday at 1
pm, in the Peck Room. Please join us as we wish them well in their new
adventure!

Nancy

------------------------
Counseling Survey
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Students,

We are trying to enhance the counseling services you receive. Please
take a moment to fill out the 8 question survey below (it should take
only 5-10 minutes). All responses are anonymous.

The link is at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=fqWXWsQgC_2bZDiNVe1th_2f8g_3d_3d


I deeply appreciate your feedback,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Andover Newton Email Use Required for Connect
------------------------
As per school policy, students are required to use their Andover Newton
email address for ALL on campus emails and are responsible for any
emails sent to this account. As such, we will be changing the email
address listed in Connect to Andover Newton (ants.edu) accounts for all
students.

In order to change your email address in Connect, follow these steps:
1. Click on personal info (located at the top of the page next to your
name).
2. Click on the Biographical Info Tab
3. Click on the pencil next to name and address
4. Enter your Andover Newton email address
5. Save

If you currently have a non Andover Newton email account listed in
Connect, please change your email as per the above instructions.

If you do not know how to access your Andover Newton email account,
please contact Shaun Gould or the IT Help Desk at 617 964 1100 x314 or
helpdesk@ants.edu

------------------------
Serve New England
------------------------
I am going to be starting a chapter of Serve New England (
www.servenewengland.org ) here at ANTS and am looking for volunteers
to help in the running of this chapter. The program is designed to
promote volunteer service by offering deep discounts on the highest
quality grocery, meat, and vegetable items to community-minded
individuals willing to volunteer 2 hours of their time each month to a
worthy cause. Volunteers would help to take and distribute orders.
Distribution takes place one Saturday each month. If you're interested
in helping or would like more information, please contact me at
jwalker@ants.edu . Thank you, Jen Walker

------------------------
"Breath Project" Update!!
------------------------
Thanks to all 19 of you who have participated so far in the Breath
Project. The hope is to have at least 50 participants.

So, if you have not yet participated please come by Studio #34,
Sturtevant Hall on Mondays 10am - 3pm or Tuesdays 6pm-8pm. I am also
available to make appointments. The breath recordings take no more than
5 min. So bring your breath!! The recordings will be used for a sound
installation on campus in the fall. For questions and comments please
e-mail Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency) at:
Johnson.Faith@gmail.com

------------------------
Summer Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues all summer! 7-10pm, Thursdays, in the lower studio
of the Meetinghouse. You don't even need to consider yourself an artist,
just come and play. The studio is a cool place (in both senses of the
word)! Free will donation to buy supplies.

Contact Joy with questions (Dhonen@ants.edu)

Monday, July 07, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, July 7th, 2008

In this message:

- NOTICE OF FUEL SURCHARGE
- New Director of Housing and Facilities Announced!
- Party for Amelia and Brian
- Counseling Survey
- Andover Newton Email Use Required for Connect
- Serve New England
- "Breath Project" Update!!
- Summer Art Night

------------------------
NOTICE OF FUEL SURCHARGE
------------------------
Due to the ever increasing energy cost and the adverse impact these
costs have to the financial well being of Andover Newton Theological
School, we are forced to implement a fuel surcharge effective July 1,
2008.

This fuel surcharge of $15 will be assessed in the fall and again in
the spring semesters for all students. Because we know that most
students have limited resources and any surcharge is a burden, we want
you to know that this charge only represents a fraction of the increase
in our costs.

We cannot control price increases, but we can control usage. A
continuous effort on the part of the community must be undertaken to
drive energy consumption down. We are pleased that the Board of Trustees
has committed to reduce the School's energy consumption by 20% in the
next 4 years. This goal cannot be attained, however, unless we all pitch
in. Thus, we ask for everyone's help.
We are committed to eliminate this surcharge at the earliest possible
time.

Thank you for your understanding.

------------------------
New Director of Housing and Facilities Announced!
------------------------
New Director of Housing and Facilities Announced!

I am pleased to announce that Mr. Frank Novo will be joining the Dean
of Students' team as the new Director of Housing and Facilities. Frank
is a graduate of Boston College and also holds a Master's degree from
George Washington University's School of Business and Public Management.
Frank brings extensive experience in the corporate world both in
customer service and project management. Frank comes to us from
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., a non-profit where he
helped plan and schedule seminars and other events for attorneys in the
greater Boston area and beyond. Frank is fluent in Spanish and
Portuguese, and lives with his partner Kevin in West Roxbury. Although
Frank will be on campus on Monday, July 7 to begin to get to know us, he
will formally begin his new position on Monday, July 14. Please join me
in welcoming Frank to our community.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Party for Amelia and Brian
------------------------
Hello, All,

We will hold a good-bye gathering for Amelia and Brian on Thursday at 1
pm, in the Peck Room. Please join us as we wish them well in their new
adventure!

Nancy

------------------------
Counseling Survey
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Students,

We are trying to enhance the counseling services you receive. Please
take a moment to fill out the 8 question survey below (it should take
only 5-10 minutes). All responses are anonymous.

The link is at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=fqWXWsQgC_2bZDiNVe1th_2f8g_3d_3d


I deeply appreciate your feedback,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Andover Newton Email Use Required for Connect
------------------------
As per school policy, students are required to use their Andover Newton
email address for ALL on campus emails and are responsible for any
emails sent to this account. As such, we will be changing the email
address listed in Connect to Andover Newton (ants.edu) accounts for all
students.

In order to change your email address in Connect, follow these steps:
1. Click on personal info (located at the top of the page next to your
name).
2. Click on the Biographical Info Tab
3. Click on the pencil next to name and address
4. Enter your Andover Newton email address
5. Save

If you currently have a non Andover Newton email account listed in
Connect, please change your email as per the above instructions.

If you do not know how to access your Andover Newton email account,
please contact Shaun Gould or the IT Help Desk at 617 964 1100 x314 or
helpdesk@ants.edu

------------------------
Serve New England
------------------------
I am going to be starting a chapter of Serve New England (
www.servenewengland.org ) here at ANTS and am looking for volunteers
to help in the running of this chapter. The program is designed to
promote volunteer service by offering deep discounts on the highest
quality grocery, meat, and vegetable items to community-minded
individuals willing to volunteer 2 hours of their time each month to a
worthy cause. Volunteers would help to take and distribute orders.
Distribution takes place one Saturday each month. If you're interested
in helping or would like more information, please contact me at
jwalker@ants.edu . Thank you, Jen Walker

------------------------
"Breath Project" Update!!
------------------------
Thanks to all 19 of you who have participated so far in the Breath
Project. The hope is to have at least 50 participants.

So, if you have not yet participated please come by Studio #34,
Sturtevant Hall on Mondays 10am - 3pm or Tuesdays 6pm-8pm. I am also
available to make appointments. The breath recordings take no more than
5 min. So bring your breath!! The recordings will be used for a sound
installation on campus in the fall. For questions and comments please
e-mail Faith Johnson (ANTS artist in residency) at:
Johnson.Faith@gmail.com

------------------------
Summer Art Night
------------------------
Art Night continues all summer! 7-10pm, Thursdays, in the lower studio
of the Meetinghouse. You don't even need to consider yourself an artist,
just come and play. The studio is a cool place (in both senses of the
word)! Free will donation to buy supplies.

Contact Joy with questions (Dhonen@ants.edu)