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Friday, August 29, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, August 29th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Registrar Updates:
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September
20th
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Cancellation of Writing Tutorial
- Orientation and Fellowship News:
- Orientation Volunteers Needed!!
- Fellowship Fair in the Upper Noyes
- SA is looking for information from the Fellowship Leaders
- International Study Buddy & Hospitality Program *** New ***
- Bookstore Hours *** Updated ***
- Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!!
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Library Hours *** New ***
- Major Database Upgrade on Sept 12-15; some Connect areas affected ***
New ***

Business Office:
- Q&A on Student Health Insurance (Sept. 16th) *** New ***
- Board Plan Rates for 2008-2009 *** New ***
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
- 2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims

Other News and Opportunities:
- The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue (Wed., Sept. 3rd)
- A Celebration of the Life of Edie Howe (Sept. 14th) *** New ***
- News from Ann Aaberg (Sept. 21st)
- Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Registrar Updates:
------------------------
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September 20th

- The following courses are closed as of 27-Aug-08
CMFE620: Integrative Seminar
CMPR609: Preaching in the Congregation: An Intro. to the Pastoral
Pract. of Preaching
CMPR625: Holistic Preaching
CMPR730: The Jazz of Preaching
OLDT509: One Love: Intro. to the Hebrew Bible I, Torah and Former
Prophets
P3NEWT772: Paul as Pastoral Strategist Practitioner Program
P3OLDT509: One Love: Intro to Hebrew Bib. I The Torah & Former Prophets
Practitioner Program
P3PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations Practitioner Program
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and
Wholeness
PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations
THEO611: Systematic Theology I

If you were hoping to take one of these classes, please contact Nayda
at naguila@ants.edu as there may be an wait list option for the
courses.

------------------------
Cancellation of Writing Tutorial
------------------------
Owing to budget restraints, it has been necessary to cancel the Writing
Tutorial ably staffed by Dr. Helen Snively. We know that this will
cause a hardship for some students, and we will look for ways to lessen
that hardship. This year has brought a share of budget challenges, and
this decision represents one response to this difficult situation.

Dean Bill Herzog II

------------------------
Orientation Volunteers Needed!!
------------------------
The beginning of the school year is approaching and we are all busy
planning our schedules. Many new students getting ready to enter Andover
Newton for the first time, and we need your help in making their
orientation welcoming, informative and encouraging. If you are able to
join us for part of the weekend (see details below), we hope to have a
solid presence of returning students to welcome our new colleagues into
our community. As a volunteer you are invited to join us for breakfast
and lunch. Please contact morganrmclean@gmail.com if you're interested
and please include when you're available!

Also, ALL students and families are invited to the all-campus dinners
on Friday 6pm and Saturday 4:30.

When: Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th, various times
What: (check times and activities)
*Hospitality Center (being present in the student lounge, answering
questions or simply inviting them to rest)
Friday 8:30-6, especially 2-2:30 during break
Saturday 8:30-2:15, especially 8:30-9am, 11-11:15am
*Tour Guides (Friday, 8:30am)
*Discussion Leader: Seminary Life as a Commuter (Saturday, 10am)
*Discussion Leader: Being a seminarian and a parent!!! (Saturday,
10am)
*Discussion Leader: Being the spouse/partner of a seminarian(Saturday
10am)
*Discussion Leader: Being a Young Adult Seminarian (Saturday 10am)
*Discussion Leader: Starting a Second Career (Saturday 10am)

*Q&A with Students and Dean (Saturday 11:15)
*Lead a walk around Crystal Lake or Webster Reservation (Saturday
3:15)

------------------------
Fellowship Fair in the Upper Noyes
------------------------
Attention Fellowship Groups:

This year at Orientation we are hoping to have a "permanent" Fellowship
Fair in the Upper Noyes throughout the weekend. We invite you to create
a flyer, poster board, or other presentation, along with a sign-up sheet
to be on display to the incoming students. You may bring these to Upper
Noyes anytime the week of September 2nd.

There will be a Fellowship Fair on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the
second week of classes during the lunch period. Please mark your
calendars and look for further information to come.

We are also looking for fellowship groups to sponsor gatherings during
orientation, including an event such as a movie night Thursday and
Friday, and a block of time hosting the "hospitality" suite in Upper
Noyes from 8:30-6 pm on Friday and 8:30-4:30 on Saturday. Fellowships
are also encouraged to be present throughout the weekend in other ways,
including joining the all-campus dinners.

Please email Morgan at morganrmclean@gmail.com to let us know when and
how you can participate.

------------------------
SA is looking for information from the Fellowship Leaders
------------------------
Hello Fellow Fellowship leaders,

We are updating the Student Association records of every fellowship.
Please provide to us, if possible, a list of your leadership from the
last school year (2007-2008) and the upcoming one (2008-2009). As you
are aware, Student Association approves budgets for all the fellowships.
We would like you to provide for us your budget for the upcoming year,
as well as any events and meetings planned.

Also, we need some help with orientation, which is September 5th and
6th. As a volunteer you are an integral part of our welcoming
environment during orientation. Please contact morganrmclean@gmail.com
if you're interested and please include when you're available!

Thank you for your time and willingness to work with us this school
year!

Jeremiah Rood (SA VP) and Rasheed Townes (SA Treasurer)

------------------------
International Study Buddy & Hospitality Program *** New ***
------------------------
The Dean of Students' Students Services Team would like to invite you
to participate in a new opportunity on campus. We are looking for
returning students, international and non-international., with relevant
experience or a willingness to help, to act as BUDDIES. Our goal is to
help incoming international students adjust to their new environment on
the Andover Newton campus. We would also like to extend the opportunity
to make new friends and/or learn about other cultures, and foremost to
strengthen a sense of community. This year we have four
international/exchange students coming to Andover Newton from Korea,
India, Germany and South Africa!

As a buddy, you are invited to attend various social events:
*1 hour orientation session, September 6th
*Luncheon September 15th
*Community Day, Tuesday September 23rd
*Monthly lunch gatherings
*Monthly international film nights and pot lucks
*Multicultural Festival, Friday, January 30th, 5-9 in Peck Room


If you are interested in being a buddy, contact Aga Cram at
acram@ants.edu
In your e-mail, please answer the following questions:

Last Name:
First Name:
E-mail address:
Address:
Phone:
Year in School:
Field of Study:

Please summarize some interests of yours outside of school, such as
music preference, personality, etc. In addition, please summarize the
reasons for your interest in this program. This is just to help make
the matching better for you and the international students!

We appreciate your consideration of this invitation,

Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students
Brita Gill-Austern, Faculty Liaison to International Students
Aga Cram, International Student Liaison
Ming-Wei Tsai, International Student

------------------------
Bookstore Hours *** Updated ***
------------------------
Hours from Monday, July 28 through August 29:
8:30-4:30 Mon.-Thurs.
8:30-1:00 Friday

The Bookstore will be closed on Friday, August 29 and reopen on
Tuesday, Sept. 2. at 8:30 am. Note the extended hours during new
student orientation: Friday, Sept. 5, 8:30 - 6 pm and Saturday, Sept. 6,
8:30 - 4 pm.

------------------------
Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!!
------------------------
In an effort to help students lower the costs of their textbooks,
Andover Newton Bookstore will buy-back select texts now through
September 12 (the end of the first week of classes). The list covers
selected texts from several courses being taught this fall semester so
you will have an opportunity to reduce your expenses for the fall.

When you sell your books back to the Bookstore, you will receive a
store credit which can be used for any store purchase, whether books or
non-book items. The used books will be available for purchase as soon
as possible after the buy-back.

Look for the list on campus and dorm bulletin boards, CONNECT (within
the next day or two), or email bookstore@ants.edu for a copy.

Please note our new store hours beginning Sept. 2: We will open each
morning at 8:30 am if you need a quick stop before you go to 9 am
classes. We will close at 5:30 Mon-Thurs, at 4 pm on Fridays.

In addition we will be open extended hours during Student Orientation:


Friday Sept. 5, 8:30 am-6:00 pm
Saturday Sept. 6, 8:30 am-4:00 pm

Stop in during those two days to beat the rush the first week of
classes.

------------------------
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.

------------------------
Library Hours *** New ***
------------------------
Library hours August 30-September 7:
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

The Library will be closed Labor Day, September 1.
The academic session schedule begins Monday, September 8:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

------------------------
Major Database Upgrade on Sept 12-15; some Connect areas affected ***
New ***
------------------------
The school database will be undergoing a major upgrade over the weekend
of Sept 12-15. The goal is to have everything up and running on Monday
morning, Sept. 15, but we are scheduling an extra day of down time to
ensure a smooth upgrade.

Other than occasional down times, the following areas in Connect should
NOT be affected:
- Academics Tab
- Field Education Tab
- Campus Life Tab
- My Pages Tab

The following areas WILL be affected:
- Student Tab
- Course E-mail or Roster access

Please plan your work accordingly.

Emily Leavitt
Interim Manager of IT
Systems Analyst & Database Support

------------------------
Q&A on Student Health Insurance (Sept. 16th) *** New ***
------------------------
On Tuesday, September 16, from Noon-1:30 p.m., Mr. Scott Collins will
be available to give a general overview of the student health insurance
plan and answer any questions you may have. Mr. Collins is a Sr.
Account Executive with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. This conversation
will occur in Upper Noyes in the Student Center. Please feel free to
bring your lunch.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Board Plan Rates for 2008-2009 *** New ***
------------------------
Board Plan rates for the 2008-09 academic year were announced as
subject to change, and have now been revised to reflect an increase of
5%. The new rates now in effect are as follows:

1 Meal Plan $127 per semester (up from $121)
3 Meal Plan $367 per semester (up from $349)
Full Meal Plan $759 per semester (up from $723)

If you have already been billed for the previous amount, the increase
will appear as an additional charge to your student account.

------------------------
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.

------------------------
2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims
------------------------
A number of students who participated in ANTS Student Health Insurance
Plan for the 2007-08 academic year have recently had their insurance
claims denied by United Health Care Student Resources (uhcsr), the Plan
Administrator, which has asked students to submit proof of their
enrolled status at ANTS in order to process claims. The Claims
Department at uhcsr informs us that these student status verification
letters were sent out in error; they are no longer sending the letters
out to ANTS students and are releasing and/or reprocessing any claims
that were pended for a response to them. If you receive or have
received one of these letters, you do not need to respond to it;
however, you may call Peter Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100
x218) if you would like him to contact uhcsr to make sure that your
claim is processed correctly.

------------------------
The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue (Wed., Sept. 3rd)
------------------------
Dr. Eboo Patel and Rabbi Or Rose
Moderated by Dr. Jennifer Peace

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hebrew College
Berenson Hall
7:30 p.m.

$10 general admission; $5 students

Please register online by copying and pasting the following link:
https://secure.hebrewcollege.edu/HebrewCollege/event-reg.htm

Why have relations between Jews and Muslims been so complicated over
the centuries? What lessons might we learn from our shared history? How
might we forge a new path together, engaging in honest, respectful, and
mutually enriching ventures? Join us for an exciting evening as two
leading young religious leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities
for interreligious cooperation among Jews and Muslims in the
contemporary world.

Hosted jointly by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School,
in partnership with Brandeis University Interfaith Leadership
Development Program and Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries.

------------------------
A Celebration of the Life of Edie Howe
------------------------
Join family and friends from Andover Newton, Hebrew College, the
Daughters of Abraham, and First Church in Cambridge in giving thanks for
the life of ANTS M. Div. student and interfaith champion, Edith Crary
Howe, who died peacefully at her home in Cambridge, MA, on July 6, 2008.
The celebration will be held in the Wilson Chapel at 4 p.m. on Sunday,
September 14, followed by a reception hosted by Edie's family. All are
welcome.

------------------------
News from Ann Aaberg
------------------------
I am pleased to share some good news from Ann Aaberg. She has
accepted a call to be the Pastor at Mystic Congregational Church in
Mystic, CT, beginning in mid-October. Her ordination will take place at
her home church, North Community Church UCC in Marshfield Hills, MA on
Sunday, September 21 at 3:00 PM. Let's keep Ann in our thoughts and
prayers as she moves into this next stage of her ministry. If you would
like to send Ann words of support and congratulations her email address
is: aaaberg@aaberginc.com.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
------------------------
Irvin Morgan is getting ordained into the American Baptist Churches on
September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm.
Location:
Myrtle Baptist Church
21 Curve Street
West Newton, MA

All are welcome to attend.
Congratulations Irv!

------------------------
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, August 27, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wedmesdau, August 27th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Registrar Updates:
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September
20th
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Cancellation of Writing Tutorial
- Orientation and Fellowship News:
- Orientation Volunteers Needed!!
- Fellowship Fair in the Upper Noyes
- SA is looking for information from the Fellowship Leaders
- International Study Buddy & Hospitality Program *** New ***
- Bookstore Hours *** Updated ***
- Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!!
- Library Updates Access to Databases

Business Office:
- Q&A on Student Health Insurance (Sept. 16th) *** New ***
- Board Plan Rates for 2008-2009 *** New ***
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
- 2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims

Other News and Opportunities:
- The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue (Wed., Sept. 3rd)
- A Celebration of the Life of Edie Howe (Sept. 14th) *** New ***
- News from Ann Aaberg (Sept. 21st)
- Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Registrar Updates:
------------------------
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September 20th

- The following courses are closed as of 27-Aug-08
CMFE620: Integrative Seminar
CMPR609: Preaching in the Congregation: An Intro. to the Pastoral
Pract. of Preaching
CMPR625: Holistic Preaching
CMPR730: The Jazz of Preaching
OLDT509: One Love: Intro. to the Hebrew Bible I, Torah and Former
Prophets
P3NEWT772: Paul as Pastoral Strategist Practitioner Program
P3OLDT509: One Love: Intro to Hebrew Bib. I The Torah & Former Prophets
Practitioner Program
P3PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations Practitioner Program
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and
Wholeness
PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations
THEO611: Systematic Theology I

If you were hoping to take one of these classes, please contact Nayda
at naguila@ants.edu as there may be an wait list option for the
courses.

------------------------
Cancellation of Writing Tutorial
------------------------
Owing to budget restraints, it has been necessary to cancel the Writing
Tutorial ably staffed by Dr. Helen Snively. We know that this will
cause a hardship for some students, and we will look for ways to lessen
that hardship. This year has brought a share of budget challenges, and
this decision represents one response to this difficult situation.

Dean Bill Herzog II

------------------------
Orientation Volunteers Needed!!
------------------------
The beginning of the school year is approaching and we are all busy
planning our schedules. Many new students getting ready to enter Andover
Newton for the first time, and we need your help in making their
orientation welcoming, informative and encouraging. If you are able to
join us for part of the weekend (see details below), we hope to have a
solid presence of returning students to welcome our new colleagues into
our community. As a volunteer you are invited to join us for breakfast
and lunch. Please contact morganrmclean@gmail.com if you're interested
and please include when you're available!

Also, ALL students and families are invited to the all-campus dinners
on Friday 6pm and Saturday 4:30.

When: Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th, various times
What: (check times and activities)
*Hospitality Center (being present in the student lounge, answering
questions or simply inviting them to rest)
Friday 8:30-6, especially 2-2:30 during break
Saturday 8:30-2:15, especially 8:30-9am, 11-11:15am
*Tour Guides (Friday, 8:30am)
*Discussion Leader: Seminary Life as a Commuter (Saturday, 10am)
*Discussion Leader: Being a seminarian and a parent!!! (Saturday,
10am)
*Discussion Leader: Being the spouse/partner of a seminarian(Saturday
10am)
*Discussion Leader: Being a Young Adult Seminarian (Saturday 10am)
*Discussion Leader: Starting a Second Career (Saturday 10am)

*Q&A with Students and Dean (Saturday 11:15)
*Lead a walk around Crystal Lake or Webster Reservation (Saturday
3:15)

------------------------
Fellowship Fair in the Upper Noyes
------------------------
Attention Fellowship Groups:

This year at Orientation we are hoping to have a "permanent" Fellowship
Fair in the Upper Noyes throughout the weekend. We invite you to create
a flyer, poster board, or other presentation, along with a sign-up sheet
to be on display to the incoming students. You may bring these to Upper
Noyes anytime the week of September 2nd.

There will be a Fellowship Fair on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the
second week of classes during the lunch period. Please mark your
calendars and look for further information to come.

We are also looking for fellowship groups to sponsor gatherings during
orientation, including an event such as a movie night Thursday and
Friday, and a block of time hosting the "hospitality" suite in Upper
Noyes from 8:30-6 pm on Friday and 8:30-4:30 on Saturday. Fellowships
are also encouraged to be present throughout the weekend in other ways,
including joining the all-campus dinners.

Please email Morgan at morganrmclean@gmail.com to let us know when and
how you can participate.

------------------------
SA is looking for information from the Fellowship Leaders
------------------------
Hello Fellow Fellowship leaders,

We are updating the Student Association records of every fellowship.
Please provide to us, if possible, a list of your leadership from the
last school year (2007-2008) and the upcoming one (2008-2009). As you
are aware, Student Association approves budgets for all the fellowships.
We would like you to provide for us your budget for the upcoming year,
as well as any events and meetings planned.

Also, we need some help with orientation, which is September 5th and
6th. As a volunteer you are an integral part of our welcoming
environment during orientation. Please contact morganrmclean@gmail.com
if you're interested and please include when you're available!

Thank you for your time and willingness to work with us this school
year!

Jeremiah Rood (SA VP) and Rasheed Townes (SA Treasurer)

------------------------
International Study Buddy & Hospitality Program *** New ***
------------------------
The Dean of Students' Students Services Team would like to invite you
to participate in a new opportunity on campus. We are looking for
returning students, international and non-international., with relevant
experience or a willingness to help, to act as BUDDIES. Our goal is to
help incoming international students adjust to their new environment on
the Andover Newton campus. We would also like to extend the opportunity
to make new friends and/or learn about other cultures, and foremost to
strengthen a sense of community. This year we have four
international/exchange students coming to Andover Newton from Korea,
India, Germany and South Africa!

As a buddy, you are invited to attend various social events:
*1 hour orientation session, September 6th
*Luncheon September 15th
*Community Day, Tuesday September 23rd
*Monthly lunch gatherings
*Monthly international film nights and pot lucks
*Multicultural Festival, Friday, January 30th, 5-9 in Peck Room


If you are interested in being a buddy, contact Aga Cram at
acram@ants.edu
In your e-mail, please answer the following questions:

Last Name:
First Name:
E-mail address:
Address:
Phone:
Year in School:
Field of Study:

Please summarize some interests of yours outside of school, such as
music preference, personality, etc. In addition, please summarize the
reasons for your interest in this program. This is just to help make
the matching better for you and the international students!

We appreciate your consideration of this invitation,

Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students
Brita Gill-Austern, Faculty Liaison to International Students
Aga Cram, International Student Liaison
Ming-Wei Tsai, International Student

------------------------
Bookstore Hours *** Updated ***
------------------------
Hours from Monday, July 28 through August 29:
8:30-4:30 Mon.-Thurs.
8:30-1:00 Friday

The Bookstore will be closed on Friday, August 29 and reopen on
Tuesday, Sept. 2. at 8:30 am. Note the extended hours during new
student orientation: Friday, Sept. 5, 8:30 - 6 pm and Saturday, Sept. 6,
8:30 - 4 pm.

------------------------
Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!!
------------------------
In an effort to help students lower the costs of their textbooks,
Andover Newton Bookstore will buy-back select texts now through
September 12 (the end of the first week of classes). The list covers
selected texts from several courses being taught this fall semester so
you will have an opportunity to reduce your expenses for the fall.

When you sell your books back to the Bookstore, you will receive a
store credit which can be used for any store purchase, whether books or
non-book items. The used books will be available for purchase as soon
as possible after the buy-back.

Look for the list on campus and dorm bulletin boards, CONNECT (within
the next day or two), or email bookstore@ants.edu for a copy.

Please note our new store hours beginning Sept. 2: We will open each
morning at 8:30 am if you need a quick stop before you go to 9 am
classes. We will close at 5:30 Mon-Thurs, at 4 pm on Fridays.

In addition we will be open extended hours during Student Orientation:


Friday Sept. 5, 8:30 am-6:00 pm
Saturday Sept. 6, 8:30 am-4:00 pm

Stop in during those two days to beat the rush the first week of
classes.

------------------------
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.

------------------------
Q&A on Student Health Insurance (Sept. 16th) *** New ***
------------------------
On Tuesday, September 16, from Noon-1:30 p.m., Mr. Scott Collins will
be available to give a general overview of the student health insurance
plan and answer any questions you may have. Mr. Collins is a Sr.
Account Executive with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. This conversation
will occur in Upper Noyes in the Student Center. Please feel free to
bring your lunch.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Board Plan Rates for 2008-2009 *** New ***
------------------------
Board Plan rates for the 2008-09 academic year were announced as
subject to change, and have now been revised to reflect an increase of
5%. The new rates now in effect are as follows:

1 Meal Plan $127 per semester (up from $121)
3 Meal Plan $367 per semester (up from $349)
Full Meal Plan $759 per semester (up from $723)

If you have already been billed for the previous amount, the increase
will appear as an additional charge to your student account.

------------------------
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.

------------------------
2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims
------------------------
A number of students who participated in ANTS Student Health Insurance
Plan for the 2007-08 academic year have recently had their insurance
claims denied by United Health Care Student Resources (uhcsr), the Plan
Administrator, which has asked students to submit proof of their
enrolled status at ANTS in order to process claims. The Claims
Department at uhcsr informs us that these student status verification
letters were sent out in error; they are no longer sending the letters
out to ANTS students and are releasing and/or reprocessing any claims
that were pended for a response to them. If you receive or have
received one of these letters, you do not need to respond to it;
however, you may call Peter Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100
x218) if you would like him to contact uhcsr to make sure that your
claim is processed correctly.

------------------------
The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue (Wed., Sept. 3rd)
------------------------
Dr. Eboo Patel and Rabbi Or Rose
Moderated by Dr. Jennifer Peace

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hebrew College
Berenson Hall
7:30 p.m.

$10 general admission; $5 students

Please register online by copying and pasting the following link:
https://secure.hebrewcollege.edu/HebrewCollege/event-reg.htm

Why have relations between Jews and Muslims been so complicated over
the centuries? What lessons might we learn from our shared history? How
might we forge a new path together, engaging in honest, respectful, and
mutually enriching ventures? Join us for an exciting evening as two
leading young religious leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities
for interreligious cooperation among Jews and Muslims in the
contemporary world.

Hosted jointly by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School,
in partnership with Brandeis University Interfaith Leadership
Development Program and Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries.

------------------------
A Celebration of the Life of Edie Howe
------------------------
Join family and friends from Andover Newton, Hebrew College, the
Daughters of Abraham, and First Church in Cambridge in giving thanks for
the life of ANTS M. Div. student and interfaith champion, Edith Crary
Howe, who died peacefully at her home in Cambridge, MA, on July 6, 2008.
The celebration will be held in the Wilson Chapel at 4 p.m. on Sunday,
September 14, followed by a reception hosted by Edie's family. All are
welcome.

------------------------
News from Ann Aaberg
------------------------
I am pleased to share some good news from Ann Aaberg. She has
accepted a call to be the Pastor at Mystic Congregational Church in
Mystic, CT, beginning in mid-October. Her ordination will take place at
her home church, North Community Church UCC in Marshfield Hills, MA on
Sunday, September 21 at 3:00 PM. Let's keep Ann in our thoughts and
prayers as she moves into this next stage of her ministry. If you would
like to send Ann words of support and congratulations her email address
is: aaaberg@aaberginc.com.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
------------------------
Irvin Morgan is getting ordained into the American Baptist Churches on
September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm.
Location:
Myrtle Baptist Church
21 Curve Street
West Newton, MA

All are welcome to attend.
Congratulations Irv!

------------------------
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, August 25, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, August 25th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Registrar Updates:
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September
20th
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Cancellation of Writing Tutorial *** New ***
- Orientation and Fellowship News:
- Orientation Volunteers Needed!!
- Fellowship Fair in the Upper Noyes
- SA is looking for information from the Fellowship Leaders
- International Study Buddy & Hospitality Program *** New ***
- Bookstore Hours *** Updated ***
- Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!!
- Library Updates Access to Databases

Business Office:
- Board Plan Rates for 2008-2009 *** New ***
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
- 2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims

Other News and Opportunities:
- News from Ann Aaberg
- Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
- The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue (Wed., Sept. 3rd)
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Registrar Updates:
------------------------
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September 20th

- The following courses are closed as of 25-Aug-08
CMFE620: Integrative Seminar
CMPR609: Preaching in the Congregation: An Intro. to the Pastoral
Pract. of Preaching
CMPR625: Holistic Preaching
CMPR730: The Jazz of Preaching
OLDT509: One Love: Intro. to the Hebrew Bible I, Torah and Former
Prophets
P3NEWT772: Paul as Pastoral Strategist Practitioner Program
P3OLDT509: One Love: Intro to Hebrew Bib. I The Torah & Former Prophets
Practitioner Program
P3PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations Practitioner Program
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and
Wholeness
PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations
THEO611: Systematic Theology I

If you were hoping to take one of these classes, please contact Nayda
at naguila@ants.edu as there may be an wait list option for the
courses.

------------------------
Cancellation of Writing Tutorial *** New ***
------------------------
Owing to budget restraints, it has been necessary to cancel the Writing
Tutorial ably staffed by Dr. Helen Snively. We know that this will
cause a hardship for some students, and we will look for ways to lessen
that hardship. This year has brought a share of budget challenges, and
this decision represents one response to this difficult situation.

Dean Bill Herzog II

------------------------
Orientation Volunteers Needed!!
------------------------
The beginning of the school year is approaching and we are all busy
planning our schedules. Many new students getting ready to enter Andover
Newton for the first time, and we need your help in making their
orientation welcoming, informative and encouraging. If you are able to
join us for part of the weekend (see details below), we hope to have a
solid presence of returning students to welcome our new colleagues into
our community. As a volunteer you are invited to join us for breakfast
and lunch. Please contact morganrmclean@gmail.com if you're interested
and please include when you're available!

Also, ALL students and families are invited to the all-campus dinners
on Friday 6pm and Saturday 4:30.

When: Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th, various times
What: (check times and activities)
*Hospitality Center (being present in the student lounge, answering
questions or simply inviting them to rest)
Friday 8:30-6, especially 2-2:30 during break
Saturday 8:30-2:15, especially 8:30-9am, 11-11:15am
*Tour Guides (Friday, 8:30am)
*Discussion Leader: Seminary Life as a Commuter (Saturday, 10am)
*Discussion Leader: Being a seminarian and a parent!!! (Saturday,
10am)
*Discussion Leader: Being the spouse/partner of a seminarian(Saturday
10am)
*Discussion Leader: Being a Young Adult Seminarian (Saturday 10am)
*Discussion Leader: Starting a Second Career (Saturday 10am)

*Q&A with Students and Dean (Saturday 11:15)
*Lead a walk around Crystal Lake or Webster Reservation (Saturday
3:15)

------------------------
Fellowship Fair in the Upper Noyes
------------------------
Attention Fellowship Groups:

This year at Orientation we are hoping to have a "permanent" Fellowship
Fair in the Upper Noyes throughout the weekend. We invite you to create
a flyer, poster board, or other presentation, along with a sign-up sheet
to be on display to the incoming students. You may bring these to Upper
Noyes anytime the week of September 2nd.

There will be a Fellowship Fair on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the
second week of classes during the lunch period. Please mark your
calendars and look for further information to come.

We are also looking for fellowship groups to sponsor gatherings during
orientation, including an event such as a movie night Thursday and
Friday, and a block of time hosting the "hospitality" suite in Upper
Noyes from 8:30-6 pm on Friday and 8:30-4:30 on Saturday. Fellowships
are also encouraged to be present throughout the weekend in other ways,
including joining the all-campus dinners.

Please email Morgan at morganrmclean@gmail.com to let us know when and
how you can participate.

------------------------
SA is looking for information from the Fellowship Leaders
------------------------
Hello Fellow Fellowship leaders,

We are updating the Student Association records of every scholarship.
Please provide to us, if possible, a list of your leadership from the
last school year (2007-2008) and the upcoming one (2008-2009). As you
are aware, Student Association approves budgets for all the fellowships.
We would like you to provide for us your budget for the upcoming year,
as well as any events and meetings planned.

Also, we need some help with orientation, which is September 5th and
6th. As a volunteer you are an integral part of our welcoming
environment during orientation. Please contact morganrmclean@gmail.com
if you're interested and please include when you're available!

Thank you for your time and willingness to work with us this school
year!

Jeremiah Rood (SA VP) and Rasheed Townes (SA Treasurer)

------------------------
International Study Buddy & Hospitality Program *** New ***
------------------------
The Dean of Students' Students Services Team would like to invite you
to participate in a new opportunity on campus. We are looking for
returning students, international and non-international., with relevant
experience or a willingness to help, to act as BUDDIES. Our goal is to
help incoming international students adjust to their new environment on
the Andover Newton campus. We would also like to extend the opportunity
to make new friends and/or learn about other cultures, and foremost to
strengthen a sense of community. This year we have four
international/exchange students coming to Andover Newton from Korea,
India, Germany and South Africa!

As a buddy, you are invited to attend various social events:
*1 hour orientation session, September 6th
*Luncheon September 15th
*Community Day, Tuesday September 23rd
*Monthly lunch gatherings
*Monthly international film nights and pot lucks
*Multicultural Festival, Friday, January 30th, 5-9 in Peck Room


If you are interested in being a buddy, contact Aga Cram at
acram@ants.edu
In your e-mail, please answer the following questions:

Last Name:
First Name:
E-mail address:
Address:
Phone:
Year in School:
Field of Study:

Please summarize some interests of yours outside of school, such as
music preference, personality, etc. In addition, please summarize the
reasons for your interest in this program. This is just to help make
the matching better for you and the international students!

We appreciate your consideration of this invitation,

Nancy Nienhuis, Dean of Students
Brita Gill-Austern, Faculty Liaison to International Students
Aga Cram, International Student Liaison
Ming-Wei Tsai, International Student

------------------------
Bookstore Hours *** Updated ***
------------------------
Hours from Monday, July 28 through August 29:
8:30-4:30 Mon.-Thurs.
8:30-1:00 Friday

The Bookstore will be closed on Friday, August 29 and reopen on
Tuesday, Sept. 2. at 8:30 am. Note the extended hours during new
student orientation: Friday, Sept. 5, 8:30 - 6 pm and Saturday, Sept. 6,
8:30 - 4 pm.

------------------------
Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!!
------------------------
In an effort to help students lower the costs of their textbooks,
Andover Newton Bookstore will buy-back select texts now through
September 12 (the end of the first week of classes). The list covers
selected texts from several courses being taught this fall semester so
you will have an opportunity to reduce your expenses for the fall.

When you sell your books back to the Bookstore, you will receive a
store credit which can be used for any store purchase, whether books or
non-book items. The used books will be available for purchase as soon
as possible after the buy-back.

Look for the list on campus and dorm bulletin boards, CONNECT (within
the next day or two), or email bookstore@ants.edu for a copy.

Please note our new store hours beginning Sept. 2: We will open each
morning at 8:30 am if you need a quick stop before you go to 9 am
classes. We will close at 5:30 Mon-Thurs, at 4 pm on Fridays.

In addition we will be open extended hours during Student Orientation:


Friday Sept. 5, 8:30 am-6:00 pm
Saturday Sept. 6, 8:30 am-4:00 pm

Stop in during those two days to beat the rush the first week of
classes.

------------------------
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.

------------------------
Board Plan Rates for 2008-2009 *** New ***
------------------------
Board Plan rates for the 2008-09 academic year were announced as
subject to change, and have now been revised to reflect an increase of
5%. The new rates now in effect are as follows:

1 Meal Plan $127 per semester (up from $121)
3 Meal Plan $367 per semester (up from $349)
Full Meal Plan $759 per semester (up from $723)

If you have already been billed for the previous amount, the increase
will appear as an additional charge to your student account.


------------------------
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.

------------------------
2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims
------------------------
A number of students who participated in ANTS Student Health Insurance
Plan for the 2007-08 academic year have recently had their insurance
claims denied by United Health Care Student Resources (uhcsr), the Plan
Administrator, which has asked students to submit proof of their
enrolled status at ANTS in order to process claims. The Claims
Department at uhcsr informs us that these student status verification
letters were sent out in error; they are no longer sending the letters
out to ANTS students and are releasing and/or reprocessing any claims
that were pended for a response to them. If you receive or have
received one of these letters, you do not need to respond to it;
however, you may call Peter Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100
x218) if you would like him to contact uhcsr to make sure that your
claim is processed correctly.

------------------------
News from Ann Aaberg
------------------------
I am pleased to share some good news from Ann Aaberg. She has
accepted a call to be the Pastor at Mystic Congregational Church in
Mystic, CT, beginning in mid-October. Her ordination will take place at
her home church, North Community Church UCC in Marshfield Hills, MA on
Sunday, September 21 at 3:00 PM. Let's keep Ann in our thoughts and
prayers as she moves into this next stage of her ministry. If you would
like to send Ann words of support and congratulations her email address
is: aaaberg@aaberginc.com.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
------------------------
Irvin Morgan is getting ordained into the American Baptist Churches on
September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm.

Location:
Myrtle Baptist Church
21 Curve Street
West Newton, MA

All are welcome to attend.

Congratulations Irv!

------------------------
The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue
------------------------
Dr. Eboo Patel and Rabbi Or Rose
Moderated by Dr. Jennifer Peace

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hebrew College
Berenson Hall
7:30 p.m.

$10 general admission; $5 students

Please register online by copying and pasting the following link:
https://secure.hebrewcollege.edu/HebrewCollege/event-reg.htm

Why have relations between Jews and Muslims been so complicated over
the centuries? What lessons might we learn from our shared history? How
might we forge a new path together, engaging in honest, respectful, and
mutually enriching ventures? Join us for an exciting evening as two
leading young religious leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities
for interreligious cooperation among Jews and Muslims in the
contemporary world.

Hosted jointly by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School,
in partnership with Brandeis University Interfaith Leadership
Development Program and Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries.

------------------------
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, August 21, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, August 21st, 2008

In this message:

Note: There will be no enews on Friday, August 22nd

Academic:
- Registrar Updates:
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September 20th
- Registrar's office closed Friday, August 22nd
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Cancellation of Writing Tutorial *** New ***
- Orientation and Fellowship News:
- Orientation Volunteers Needed!! *** New ***
- Fellowship Fair in the Upper Noyes *** New ***
- SA is looking for information from the Fellowship Leaders *** New ***
- Bookstore Summer Hours
- Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!! *** New ***
- Library Updates Access to Databases

Business Office:
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
- 2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims

Staff & Faculty News:
- Farewell for Sean Porter is this Friday!

Other News and Opportunities:
- News from Ann Aaberg *** New ***
- Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st) *** New ***
- The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue (Wed., Sept. 3rd)
- Computer Desk Available
- Newton Highlands Apartment Rental
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Registrar Updates:
------------------------
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September 20th
- Registrar's office closed Friday, August 22nd

- The following courses are closed as of 19-Aug-08
CMFE620: Integrative Seminar
CMPR609: Preaching in the Congregation: An Intro. to the Pastoral Pract. of Preaching
CMPR625: Holistic Preaching
CMPR730: The Jazz of Preaching
OLDT509: One Love: Intro. to the Hebrew Bible I, Torah and Former Prophets
P3NEWT772: Paul as Pastoral Strategist Practitioner Program
P3OLDT509: One Love: Intro to Hebrew Bib. I The Torah & Former Prophets Practitioner Program
P3PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations Practitioner Program
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and Wholeness
PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations
THEO611: Systematic Theology I

If you were hoping to take one of these classes, please contact Nayda at naguila@ants.edu as there may be an wait list option for the courses.

------------------------
Cancellation of Writing Tutorial *** New ***
------------------------
Owing to budget restraints, it has been necessary to cancel the Writing Tutorial ably staffed by Dr. Helen Snively. We know that this will cause a hardship for some students, and we will look for ways to lessen that hardship. This year has brought a share of budget challenges, and this decision represents one response to this difficult situation.

Dean Bill Herzog II

------------------------
Orientation Volunteers Needed!! *** New ***
------------------------
The beginning of the school year is approaching and we are all busy planning our schedules. Many new students getting ready to enter Andover Newton for the first time, and we need your help in making their orientation welcoming, informative and encouraging. If you are able to join us for part of the weekend (see details below), we hope to have a solid presence of returning students to welcome our new colleagues into our community. As a volunteer you are invited to join us for breakfast and lunch. Please contact morganrmclean@gmail.com if you're interested and please include when you're available!

Also, ALL students and families are invited to the all-campus dinners on Friday 6pm and Saturday 4:30.

When: Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th, various times
What: (check times and activities)
*Hospitality Center (being present in the student lounge, answering questions or simply inviting them to rest)
Friday 8:30-6, especially 2-2:30 during break
Saturday 8:30-2:15, especially 8:30-9am, 11-11:15am
*Tour Guides (Friday, 8:30am)
*Discussion Leader: Seminary Life as a Commuter (Saturday, 10am)
*Discussion Leader: Being a seminarian and a parent!!! (Saturday, 10am)
*Discussion Leader: Being the spouse/partner of a seminarian(Saturday 10am)
*Discussion Leader: Being a Young Adult Seminarian (Saturday 10am)
*Discussion Leader: Starting a Second Career (Saturday 10am)

*Q&A with Students and Dean (Saturday 11:15)
*Lead a walk around Crystal Lake or Webster Reservation (Saturday 3:15)

------------------------
Fellowship Fair in the Upper Noyes *** New ***
------------------------
Attention Fellowship Groups:

This year at Orientation we are hoping to have a "permanent" Fellowship Fair in the Upper Noyes throughout the weekend. We invite you to create a flyer, poster board, or other presentation, along with a sign-up sheet to be on display to the incoming students. You may bring these to Upper Noyes anytime the week of September 2nd.

There will be a Fellowship Fair on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the second week of classes during the lunch period. Please mark your calendars and look for further information to come.

We are also looking for fellowship groups to sponsor gatherings during orientation, including an event such as a movie night Thursday and Friday, and a block of time hosting the "hospitality" suite in Upper Noyes from 8:30-6 pm on Friday and 8:30-4:30 on Saturday. Fellowships are also encouraged to be present throughout the weekend in other ways, including joining the all-campus dinners.

Please email Morgan at morganrmclean@gmail.com to let us know when and how you can participate.

------------------------
SA is looking for information from the Fellowship Leaders *** New ***
------------------------
Hello Fellow Fellowship leaders,

We are updating the Student Association records of every scholarship. Please provide to us, if possible, a list of your leadership from the last school year (2007-2008) and the upcoming one (2008-2009). As you are aware, Student Association approves budgets for all the fellowships. We would like you to provide for us your budget for the upcoming year, as well as any events and meetings planned.

Also, we need some help with orientation, which is September 5th and 6th. As a volunteer you are an integral part of our welcoming environment during orientation. Please contact morganrmclean@gmail.com if you're interested and please include when you're available!

Thank you for your time and willingness to work with us this school year!

Jeremiah Rood (SA VP) and Rasheed Townes (SA Treasurer)

------------------------
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.

------------------------
Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!! *** New ***
------------------------
In an effort to help students lower the costs of their textbooks, Andover Newton Bookstore will buy-back select texts now through September 12 (the end of the first week of classes). The list covers selected texts from several courses being taught this fall semester so you will have an opportunity to reduce your expenses for the fall.

When you sell your books back to the Bookstore, you will receive a store credit which can be used for any store purchase, whether books or non-book items. The used books will be available for purchase as soon as possible after the buy-back.

Look for the list on campus and dorm bulletin boards, CONNECT (within the next day or two), or email bookstore@ants.edu for a copy.

Please note our new store hours beginning Sept. 2: We will open each morning at 8:30 am if you need a quick stop before you go to 9 am classes. We will close at 5:30 Mon-Thurs, at 4 pm on Fridays.

In addition we will be open extended hours during Student Orientation:

Friday Sept. 5, 8:30 am-6:00 pm
Saturday Sept. 6, 8:30 am-4:00 pm

Stop in during those two days to beat the rush the first week of classes.

------------------------
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.

------------------------
2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims
------------------------
A number of students who participated in ANTS Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2007-08 academic year have recently had their insurance claims denied by United Health Care Student Resources (uhcsr), the Plan Administrator, which has asked students to submit proof of their enrolled status at ANTS in order to process claims. The Claims Department at uhcsr informs us that these student status verification letters were sent out in error; they are no longer sending the letters out to ANTS students and are releasing and/or reprocessing any claims that were pended for a response to them. If you receive or have received one of these letters, you do not need to respond to it; however, you may call Peter Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100 x218) if you would like him to contact uhcsr to make sure that your claim is processed correctly.

------------------------
Farewell for Sean Porter is this Friday!
------------------------
As you know, Sean Porter is leaving Andover Newton for a position at Boston College. You are invited to wish Sean well over coffee and donuts on Friday morning, Aug. 22, at 9:30 a.m. in the Peck Room. Friday is Sean's last day here. Please join me as we thank Sean for the excellent work he's done over this past year.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
News from Ann Aaberg *** New ***
------------------------
I am pleased to share some good news from Ann Aaberg. She has accepted a call to be the Pastor at Mystic Congregational Church in Mystic, CT, beginning in mid-October. Her ordination will take place at her home church, North Community Church UCC in Marshfield Hills, MA on Sunday, September 21 at 3:00 PM. Let's keep Ann in our thoughts and prayers as she moves into this next stage of her ministry. If you would like to send Ann words of support and congratulations her email address is: aaaberg@aaberginc.com.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st) *** New ***
------------------------
Irvin Morgan is getting ordained into the American Baptist Churches on September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm.

Location:
Myrtle Baptist Church
21 Curve Street
West Newton, MA

All are welcome to attend.

Congratulations Irv!

------------------------
The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue
------------------------
Dr. Eboo Patel and Rabbi Or Rose
Moderated by Dr. Jennifer Peace

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hebrew College
Berenson Hall
7:30 p.m.

$10 general admission; $5 students

Please register online by copying and pasting the following link:
https://secure.hebrewcollege.edu/HebrewCollege/event-reg.htm

Why have relations between Jews and Muslims been so complicated over the centuries? What lessons might we learn from our shared history? How might we forge a new path together, engaging in honest, respectful, and mutually enriching ventures? Join us for an exciting evening as two leading young religious leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities for interreligious cooperation among Jews and Muslims in the contemporary world.

Hosted jointly by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School, in partnership with Brandeis University Interfaith Leadership Development Program and Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries.

------------------------
Computer Desk Available
------------------------
Sheela Jeyaraj has a full sized computer desk that she is unable to fit into her suitcase. If you are interested in relieving her of this large piece of furniture, please contact Sheela at her email, SJeyaraj@ants.edu, before August 20th.

------------------------
Newton Highlands Apartment Rental
------------------------
Located five minutes from campus in lovely Crystal Lake neighborhood, Newton Highlands.

Third floor of Victorian house. One bedroom, living room, private bath, new eat-in-kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, oven/stovetop, refrigerator and disposal. Desk workspace with internet hookup. Washer and dryer. T access at end of street (short two minute walk)
No private entrance

Rent: $950 - All utilities included - (heat/air conditioning/electric)

If interested please phone Lisa @ 617.719.1169

------------------------
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, August 20, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Registrar Updates:
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September 20th
- Registrar's office closed Friday, August 22nd
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Cancellation of Writing Tutorial *** New ***
- Orientation Volunteers Needed!! *** New ***
- Bookstore Summer Hours
- Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!! *** New ***
- Library Updates Access to Databases

Business Office:
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
- 2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims

Staff & Faculty News:
- Farewell for Sean Porter is this Friday!

Other News and Opportunities:
- News from Ann Aaberg *** New ***
- Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st) *** New ***
- The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue (Wed., Sept. 3rd)
- Computer Desk Available
- Newton Highlands Apartment Rental
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Registrar Updates:
------------------------
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September 20th
- Registrar's office closed Friday, August 22nd

- The following courses are closed as of 19-Aug-08
CMFE620: Integrative Seminar
CMPR609: Preaching in the Congregation: An Intro. to the Pastoral Pract. of Preaching
CMPR625: Holistic Preaching
CMPR730: The Jazz of Preaching
OLDT509: One Love: Intro. to the Hebrew Bible I, Torah and Former Prophets
P3NEWT772: Paul as Pastoral Strategist Practitioner Program
P3OLDT509: One Love: Intro to Hebrew Bib. I The Torah & Former Prophets Practitioner Program
P3PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations Practitioner Program
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and Wholeness
PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations
THEO611: Systematic Theology I

If you were hoping to take one of these classes, please contact Nayda at naguila@ants.edu as there may be an wait list option for the courses.

------------------------
Cancellation of Writing Tutorial *** New ***
------------------------
Owing to budget restraints, it has been necessary to cancel the Writing Tutorial ably staffed by Dr. Helen Snively. We know that this will cause a hardship for some students, and we will look for ways to lessen that hardship. This year has brought a share of budget challenges, and this decision represents one response to this difficult situation.

Dean Bill Herzog II

------------------------
Orientation Volunteers Needed!! *** New ***
------------------------
The beginning of the school year is approaching and we are all busy planning our schedules. Many new students getting ready to enter Andover Newton for the first time, and we need your help in making their orientation welcoming, informative and encouraging. If you are able to join us for part of the weekend (see details below), we hope to have a solid presence of returning students to welcome our new colleagues into our community. As a volunteer you are invited to join us for breakfast and lunch. Please contact morganrmclean@gmail.com if you're interested and please include when you're available!

Also, ALL students and families are invited to the all-campus dinners on Friday 6pm and Saturday 4:30.

When: Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th, various times
What: (check times and activities)
*Hospitality Center (being present in the student lounge, answering questions or simply inviting them to rest)
Friday 8:30-6, especially 2-2:30 during break
Saturday 8:30-2:15, especially 8:30-9am, 11-11:15am
*Tour Guides (Friday, 8:30am)
*Discussion Leader: Seminary Life as a Commuter (Saturday, 10am)
*Discussion Leader: Being a seminarian and a parent!!! (Saturday, 10am)
*Discussion Leader: Being the spouse/partner of a seminarian(Saturday 10am)
*Discussion Leader: Being a Young Adult Seminarian (Saturday 10am)
*Discussion Leader: Starting a Second Career (Saturday 10am)

*Q&A with Students and Dean (Saturday 11:15)
*Lead a walk around Crystal Lake or Webster Reservation (Saturday 3:15)

------------------------
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.

------------------------
Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!! *** New ***
------------------------
In an effort to help students lower the costs of their textbooks, Andover Newton Bookstore will buy-back select texts now through September 12 (the end of the first week of classes). The list covers selected texts from several courses being taught this fall semester so you will have an opportunity to reduce your expenses for the fall.

When you sell your books back to the Bookstore, you will receive a store credit which can be used for any store purchase, whether books or non-book items. The used books will be available for purchase as soon as possible after the buy-back.

Look for the list on campus and dorm bulletin boards, CONNECT (within the next day or two), or email bookstore@ants.edu for a copy.

Please note our new store hours beginning Sept. 2: We will open each morning at 8:30 am if you need a quick stop before you go to 9 am classes. We will close at 5:30 Mon-Thurs, at 4 pm on Fridays.

In addition we will be open extended hours during Student Orientation:

Friday Sept. 5, 8:30 am-6:00 pm
Saturday Sept. 6, 8:30 am-4:00 pm

Stop in during those two days to beat the rush the first week of classes.

------------------------
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.

------------------------
2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims
------------------------
A number of students who participated in ANTS Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2007-08 academic year have recently had their insurance claims denied by United Health Care Student Resources (uhcsr), the Plan Administrator, which has asked students to submit proof of their enrolled status at ANTS in order to process claims. The Claims Department at uhcsr informs us that these student status verification letters were sent out in error; they are no longer sending the letters out to ANTS students and are releasing and/or reprocessing any claims that were pended for a response to them. If you receive or have received one of these letters, you do not need to respond to it; however, you may call Peter Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100 x218) if you would like him to contact uhcsr to make sure that your claim is processed correctly.

------------------------
Farewell for Sean Porter is this Friday!
------------------------
As you know, Sean Porter is leaving Andover Newton for a position at Boston College. You are invited to wish Sean well over coffee and donuts on Friday morning, Aug. 22, at 9:30 a.m. in the Peck Room. Friday is Sean's last day here. Please join me as we thank Sean for the excellent work he's done over this past year.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
News from Ann Aaberg *** New ***
------------------------
I am pleased to share some good news from Ann Aaberg. She has accepted a call to be the Pastor at Mystic Congregational Church in Mystic, CT, beginning in mid-October. Her ordination will take place at her home church, North Community Church UCC in Marshfield Hills, MA on Sunday, September 21 at 3:00 PM. Let's keep Ann in our thoughts and prayers as she moves into this next stage of her ministry. If you would like to send Ann words of support and congratulations her email address is: aaaberg@aaberginc.com.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st) *** New ***
------------------------
Irvin Morgan is getting ordained into the American Baptist Churches on September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm.

Location:
Myrtle Baptist Church
21 Curve Street
West Newton, MA

All are welcome to attend.

Congratulations Irv!

------------------------
The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue
------------------------
Dr. Eboo Patel and Rabbi Or Rose
Moderated by Dr. Jennifer Peace

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hebrew College
Berenson Hall
7:30 p.m.

$10 general admission; $5 students

Please register online by copying and pasting the following link:
https://secure.hebrewcollege.edu/HebrewCollege/event-reg.htm

Why have relations between Jews and Muslims been so complicated over the centuries? What lessons might we learn from our shared history? How might we forge a new path together, engaging in honest, respectful, and mutually enriching ventures? Join us for an exciting evening as two leading young religious leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities for interreligious cooperation among Jews and Muslims in the contemporary world.

Hosted jointly by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School, in partnership with Brandeis University Interfaith Leadership Development Program and Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries.

------------------------
Computer Desk Available
------------------------
Sheela Jeyaraj has a full sized computer desk that she is unable to fit into her suitcase. If you are interested in relieving her of this large piece of furniture, please contact Sheela at her email, SJeyaraj@ants.edu, before August 20th.

------------------------
Newton Highlands Apartment Rental
------------------------
Located five minutes from campus in lovely Crystal Lake neighborhood, Newton Highlands.

Third floor of Victorian house. One bedroom, living room, private bath, new eat-in-kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, oven/stovetop, refrigerator and disposal. Desk workspace with internet hookup. Washer and dryer. T access at end of street (short two minute walk)
No private entrance

Rent: $950 - All utilities included - (heat/air conditioning/electric)

If interested please phone Lisa @ 617.719.1169

------------------------
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, August 19, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Registrar Updates:
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September 20th
- Registrar's office closed Friday, August 22nd
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Cancellation of Writing Tutorial *** New ***
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Bookstore Summer Hours
- Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!! *** New ***

Business Office:
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
- 2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims

Staff & Faculty News:
- Farewell for Sean Porter is this Friday!

Other News and Opportunities:
- Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st) *** New ***
- The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue (Wed., Sept. 3rd)
- Computer Desk Available
- Newton Highlands Apartment Rental
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Registrar Updates:
------------------------
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September 20th
- Registrar's office closed Friday, August 22nd

- The following courses are closed as of 19-Aug-08
CMFE620: Integrative Seminar
CMPR609: Preaching in the Congregation: An Intro. to the Pastoral Pract. of Preaching
CMPR625: Holistic Preaching
CMPR730: The Jazz of Preaching
OLDT509: One Love: Intro. to the Hebrew Bible I, Torah and Former Prophets
P3NEWT772: Paul as Pastoral Strategist Practitioner Program
P3OLDT509: One Love: Intro to Hebrew Bib. I The Torah & Former Prophets Practitioner Program
P3PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations Practitioner Program
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and Wholeness
PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations
THEO611: Systematic Theology I

If you were hoping to take one of these classes, please contact Nayda at naguila@ants.edu as there may be an wait list option for the courses.

------------------------
Cancellation of Writing Tutorial *** New ***
------------------------
Owing to budget restraints, it has been necessary to cancel the Writing Tutorial ably staffed by Dr. Helen Snively. We know that this will cause a hardship for some students, and we will look for ways to lessen that hardship. This year has brought a share of budget challenges, and this decision represents one response to this difficult situation.

Dean Bill Herzog II

------------------------
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.

------------------------
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.

------------------------
Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!! *** New ***
------------------------
In an effort to help students lower the costs of their textbooks, Andover Newton Bookstore will buy-back select texts now through September 12 (the end of the first week of classes). The list covers selected texts from several courses being taught this fall semester so you will have an opportunity to reduce your expenses for the fall.

When you sell your books back to the Bookstore, you will receive a store credit which can be used for any store purchase, whether books or non-book items. The used books will be available for purchase as soon as possible after the buy-back.

Look for the list on campus and dorm bulletin boards, CONNECT (within the next day or two), or email bookstore@ants.edu for a copy.

Please note our new store hours beginning Sept. 2: We will open each morning at 8:30 am if you need a quick stop before you go to 9 am classes. We will close at 5:30 Mon-Thurs, at 4 pm on Fridays.

In addition we will be open extended hours during Student Orientation:

Friday Sept. 5, 8:30 am-6:00 pm
Saturday Sept. 6, 8:30 am-4:00 pm

Stop in during those two days to beat the rush the first week of classes.

------------------------
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.

------------------------
2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims
------------------------
A number of students who participated in ANTS Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2007-08 academic year have recently had their insurance claims denied by United Health Care Student Resources (uhcsr), the Plan Administrator, which has asked students to submit proof of their enrolled status at ANTS in order to process claims. The Claims Department at uhcsr informs us that these student status verification letters were sent out in error; they are no longer sending the letters out to ANTS students and are releasing and/or reprocessing any claims that were pended for a response to them. If you receive or have received one of these letters, you do not need to respond to it; however, you may call Peter Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100 x218) if you would like him to contact uhcsr to make sure that your claim is processed correctly.

------------------------
Farewell for Sean Porter is this Friday!
------------------------
As you know, Sean Porter is leaving Andover Newton for a position at Boston College. You are invited to wish Sean well over coffee and donuts on Friday morning, Aug. 22, at 9:30 a.m. in the Peck Room. Friday is Sean's last day here. Please join me as we thank Sean for the excellent work he's done over this past year.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st) *** New ***
------------------------
Irvin Morgan is getting ordained into the American Baptist Churches on September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm.

Location:
Myrtle Baptist Church
21 Curve Street
West Newton, MA

All are welcome to attend.

Congratulations Irv!

------------------------
The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue
------------------------
Dr. Eboo Patel and Rabbi Or Rose
Moderated by Dr. Jennifer Peace

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hebrew College
Berenson Hall
7:30 p.m.

$10 general admission; $5 students

Please register online by copying and pasting the following link:
https://secure.hebrewcollege.edu/HebrewCollege/event-reg.htm

Why have relations between Jews and Muslims been so complicated over the centuries? What lessons might we learn from our shared history? How might we forge a new path together, engaging in honest, respectful, and mutually enriching ventures? Join us for an exciting evening as two leading young religious leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities for interreligious cooperation among Jews and Muslims in the contemporary world.

Hosted jointly by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School, in partnership with Brandeis University Interfaith Leadership Development Program and Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries.

------------------------
Computer Desk Available
------------------------
Sheela Jeyaraj has a full sized computer desk that she is unable to fit into her suitcase. If you are interested in relieving her of this large piece of furniture, please contact Sheela at her email, SJeyaraj@ants.edu, before August 20th.

------------------------
Newton Highlands Apartment Rental
------------------------
Located five minutes from campus in lovely Crystal Lake neighborhood, Newton Highlands.

Third floor of Victorian house. One bedroom, living room, private bath, new eat-in-kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, oven/stovetop, refrigerator and disposal. Desk workspace with internet hookup. Washer and dryer. T access at end of street (short two minute walk)
No private entrance

Rent: $950 - All utilities included - (heat/air conditioning/electric)

If interested please phone Lisa @ 617.719.1169

------------------------
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, August 18, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, August 18th, 2008

In this message:

Academic
- Registrar Updates:
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September 20th
- Registrar's office closed Friday, August 22nd
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
- 2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims *** New ***
- Bookstore Summer Hours

Staff & Faculty News:
- Farewell for Sean Porter is this Friday! *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities
- The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue (Wed., Sept. 3rd) *** New ***
- Computer Desk Available
- Newton Highlands Apartment Rental
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Registrar Updates:
------------------------
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September 20th
- Registrar's office closed Friday, August 22nd

- The following courses are closed as of 18-Aug-08
CMPR609: Preaching in the Congregation: An Intro. to the Pastoral Pract. of Preaching
CMPR625: Holistic Preaching
CMPR730: The Jazz of Preaching
OLDT509: One Love: Intro. to the Hebrew Bible I, Torah and Former Prophets
P3NEWT772: Paul as Pastoral Strategist Practitioner Program
P3OLDT509: One Love: Intro to Hebrew Bib. I The Torah & Former Prophets Practitioner Program
P3PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations Practitioner Program
PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and Wholeness
THEO611: Systematic Theology I

If you were hoping to take one of these classes, please contact Nayda at naguila@ants.edu as there may be an wait list option for the courses.

------------------------
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.

------------------------
2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims *** New ***
------------------------
A number of students who participated in ANTS Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2007-08 academic year have recently had their insurance claims denied by United Health Care Student Resources (uhcsr), the Plan Administrator, which has asked students to submit proof of their enrolled status at ANTS in order to process claims. The Claims Department at uhcsr informs us that these student status verification letters were sent out in error; they are no longer sending the letters out to ANTS students and are releasing and/or reprocessing any claims that were pended for a response to them. If you receive or have received one of these letters, you do not need to respond to it; however, you may call Peter Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100 x218) if you would like him to contact uhcsr to make sure that your claim is processed correctly.

------------------------
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.

------------------------
Farewell for Sean Porter is this Friday! *** New ***
------------------------
As you know, Sean Porter is leaving Andover Newton for a position at Boston College. You are invited to wish Sean well over coffee and donuts on Friday morning, Aug. 22, at 9:30 a.m. in the Peck Room. Friday is Sean's last day here. Please join me as we thank Sean for the excellent work he's done over this past year.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue *** New ***
------------------------
Dr. Eboo Patel and Rabbi Or Rose
Moderated by Dr. Jennifer Peace

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hebrew College
Berenson Hall
7:30 p.m.

$10 general admission; $5 students

Please register online by copying and pasting the following link:
https://secure.hebrewcollege.edu/HebrewCollege/event-reg.htm

Why have relations between Jews and Muslims been so complicated over the centuries? What lessons might we learn from our shared history? How might we forge a new path together, engaging in honest, respectful, and mutually enriching ventures? Join us for an exciting evening as two leading young religious leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities for interreligious cooperation among Jews and Muslims in the contemporary world.

Hosted jointly by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School, in partnership with Brandeis University Interfaith Leadership Development Program and Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries.

Kurt Walker


------------------------
Computer Desk Available
------------------------
Sheela Jeyaraj has a full sized computer desk that she is unable to fit into her suitcase. If you are interested in relieving her of this large piece of furniture, please contact Sheela at her email, SJeyaraj@ants.edu, before August 20th.

------------------------
Newton Highlands Apartment Rental
------------------------
Located five minutes from campus in lovely Crystal Lake neighborhood, Newton Highlands.

Third floor of Victorian house. One bedroom, living room, private bath, new eat-in-kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, oven/stovetop, refrigerator and disposal. Desk workspace with internet hookup. Washer and dryer. T access at end of street (short two minute walk)
No private entrance

Rent: $950 - All utilities included - (heat/air conditioning/electric)

If interested please phone Lisa @ 617.719.1169

------------------------
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, August 15, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, August 15th, 2008

In this message:

Academic
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through August 20th
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
- 2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims *** New ***
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- Bookstore Summer Hours

Staff & Faculty News:
- Nick Carter Out of the Office

Other News and Opportunities
- Computer Desk Available *** New ***
- Newton Highlands Apartment Rental *** New ***
- Another Preaching Opportunity - This Sunday in New Hampshire *** New
***
- Michael Hall Update
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through August 20th
------------------------
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

------------------------
List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
------------------------
The following courses are closed as of 13-Aug-08
CMPR609: Preaching in the Congregation: An Intro. to the Pastoral
Pract. of Preaching
CMPR625: Holistic Preaching
CMPR730: The Jazz of Preaching
OLDT509: One Love: Intro. to the Hebrew Bible I, Torah and Former
Prophets
P3NEWT772: Paul as Pastoral Strategist Practitioner Program
P3OLDT509: One Love: Intro to Hebrew Bib. I The Torah & Former Prophets
Practitioner Program
P3PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations Practitioner Program
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and
Wholeness
THEO611: Systematic Theology I

If you were hoping to take one of these classes, please contact Nayda
at naguila@ants.edu as there may be an wait list option for the
courses.

------------------------
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.

------------------------
2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims *** New ***
------------------------
A number of students who participated in ANTS Student Health Insurance
Plan for the 2007-08 academic year have recently had their insurance
claims denied by United Health Care Student Resources (uhcsr), the Plan
Administrator, which has asked students to submit proof of their
enrolled status at ANTS in order to process claims. The Claims
Department at uhcsr informs us that these student status verification
letters were sent out in error; they are no longer sending the letters
out to ANTS students and are releasing and/or reprocessing any claims
that were pended for a response to them. If you receive or have
received one of these letters, you do not need to respond to it;
however, you may call Peter Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100
x218) if you would like him to contact uhcsr to make sure that your
claim is processed correctly.

------------------------
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 (GR08) 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.

------------------------
Nick Carter Out of the Office
------------------------
I will be out of the office from August 1 through August 17th.
If your message is urgent please contact Rose Costas at
rcostas@ants.edu or Stephanie Haskins at rstudent@ants.edu.
For all other messages I will begin to reply on August 18th or 19th.

Thanks!

NC

------------------------
Computer Desk Available *** New ***
------------------------
Sheela Jeyaraj has a full sized computer desk that she is unable to fit
into her suitcase. If you are interested in relieving her of this large
piece of furniture, please contact Sheela at her email,
SJeyaraj@ants.edu, before August 20th.

------------------------
Newton Highlands Apartment Rental *** New ***
------------------------
Located five minutes from campus in lovely Crystal Lake neighborhood,
Newton Highlands.

Third floor of Victorian house. One bedroom, living room, private
bath, new eat-in-kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, oven/stovetop,
refrigerator and disposal. Desk workspace with internet hookup. Washer
and dryer. T access at end of street (short two minute walk)
No private entrance

Rent: $950 - All utilities included - (heat/air conditioning/electric)

If interested please phone Lisa @ 617.719.1169

------------------------
Another Preaching Opportunity - This Sunday in New Hampshire *** New
***
------------------------
The Admissions Office is once again looking for someone interested in
leading worship and preaching this Sunday at a multi-faith UCC church in
Gilsum, NH (just north of Keene). It's a country church with a small -
but dedicated - congregation. You will be compensated by the church for
your time and by the Admissions Office for your mileage. Email Sean
Porter at sporter@ants.edu if you are interested.

Sean Porter
Director of Recruitment & Admission
617-964-1100 ext. 313

------------------------
Michael Hall Update
------------------------
Michael Hall sends his sincere thanks for the many phone calls he
received in the wake of his emergency appendectomy. The warmth and care
you all expressed to him meant a great deal--he felt like the whole
community was his pastor!

Unfortunately, his recovery has been much slower than he'd hoped. He
is making progress but it continues to be challenging. Please continue
to keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
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, August 14, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

In this message:

Academic
- Open Fall Registration Continues through August 15th
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
- 2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims *** New ***
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- Bookstore Summer Hours

Staff & Faculty News:
- Nick Carter Out of the Office

Other News and Opportunities
- Computer Desk Available *** New ***
- Newton Highlands Apartment Rental *** New ***
- Another Preaching Opportunity - This Sunday in New Hampshire *** New
***
- Michael Hall Update
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Open Fall Registration Continues through August 15th
------------------------
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

------------------------
List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
------------------------
The following courses are closed as of 13-Aug-08
CMPR609: Preaching in the Congregation: An Intro. to the Pastoral
Pract. of Preaching
CMPR625: Holistic Preaching
CMPR730: The Jazz of Preaching
OLDT509: One Love: Intro. to the Hebrew Bible I, Torah and Former
Prophets
P3NEWT772: Paul as Pastoral Strategist Practitioner Program
P3OLDT509: One Love: Intro to Hebrew Bib. I The Torah & Former Prophets
Practitioner Program
P3PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations Practitioner Program
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and
Wholeness
THEO611: Systematic Theology I

If you were hoping to take one of these classes, please contact Nayda
at naguila@ants.edu as there may be an wait list option for the
courses.

------------------------
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.

------------------------
2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims *** New ***
------------------------
A number of students who participated in ANTS Student Health Insurance
Plan for the 2007-08 academic year have recently had their insurance
claims denied by United Health Care Student Resources (uhcsr), the Plan
Administrator, which has asked students to submit proof of their
enrolled status at ANTS in order to process claims. The Claims
Department at uhcsr informs us that these student status verification
letters were sent out in error; they are no longer sending the letters
out to ANTS students and are releasing and/or reprocessing any claims
that were pended for a response to them. If you receive or have
received one of these letters, you do not need to respond to it;
however, you may call Peter Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100
x218) if you would like him to contact uhcsr to make sure that your
claim is processed correctly.

------------------------
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 (GR08) 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.

------------------------
Nick Carter Out of the Office
------------------------
I will be out of the office from August 1 through August 17th.
If your message is urgent please contact Rose Costas at
rcostas@ants.edu or Stephanie Haskins at rstudent@ants.edu.
For all other messages I will begin to reply on August 18th or 19th.

Thanks!

NC

------------------------
Computer Desk Available *** New ***
------------------------
Sheela Jeyaraj has a full sized computer desk that she is unable to fit
into her suitcase. If you are interested in relieving her of this large
piece of furniture, please contact Sheela at her email,
SJeyaraj@ants.edu, before August 20th.

------------------------
Newton Highlands Apartment Rental *** New ***
------------------------
Located five minutes from campus in lovely Crystal Lake neighborhood,
Newton Highlands.

Third floor of Victorian house. One bedroom, living room, private
bath, new eat-in-kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, oven/stovetop,
refrigerator and disposal. Desk workspace with internet hookup. Washer
and dryer. T access at end of street (short two minute walk)
No private entrance

Rent: $950 - All utilities included - (heat/air conditioning/electric)

If interested please phone Lisa @ 617.719.1169

------------------------
Another Preaching Opportunity - This Sunday in New Hampshire *** New
***
------------------------
The Admissions Office is once again looking for someone interested in
leading worship and preaching this Sunday at a multi-faith UCC church in
Gilsum, NH (just north of Keene). It's a country church with a small -
but dedicated - congregation. You will be compensated by the church for
your time and by the Admissions Office for your mileage. Email Sean
Porter at sporter@ants.edu if you are interested.

Sean Porter
Director of Recruitment & Admission
617-964-1100 ext. 313

------------------------
Michael Hall Update
------------------------
Michael Hall sends his sincere thanks for the many phone calls he
received in the wake of his emergency appendectomy. The warmth and care
you all expressed to him meant a great deal--he felt like the whole
community was his pastor!

Unfortunately, his recovery has been much slower than he'd hoped. He
is making progress but it continues to be challenging. Please continue
to keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
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, August 13, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

In this message:

Academic
- Open Fall Registration Continues through August 15th
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
- 2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims *** New ***
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- Bookstore Summer Hours

Staff & Faculty News:
- Nick Carter Out of the Office

Other News and Opportunities
- Newton Highlands Apartment Rental *** New ***
- Another Preaching Opportunity - This Sunday in New Hampshire *** New
***
- Michael Hall Update
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Open Fall Registration Continues through August 15th
------------------------
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

------------------------
List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
------------------------
The following courses are closed as of 13-Aug-08
CMPR609: Preaching in the Congregation: An Intro. to the Pastoral
Pract. of Preaching
CMPR625: Holistic Preaching
CMPR730: The Jazz of Preaching
OLDT509: One Love: Intro. to the Hebrew Bible I, Torah and Former
Prophets
P3NEWT772: Paul as Pastoral Strategist Practitioner Program
P3OLDT509: One Love: Intro to Hebrew Bib. I The Torah & Former Prophets
Practitioner Program
P3PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations Practitioner Program
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and
Wholeness
THEO611: Systematic Theology I

If you were hoping to take one of these classes, please contact Nayda
at naguila@ants.edu as there may be an wait list option for the
courses.

------------------------
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.

------------------------
2007-08 Student Health Insurance Claims *** New ***
------------------------
A number of students who participated in ANTS Student Health Insurance
Plan for the 2007-08 academic year have recently had their insurance
claims denied by United Health Care Student Resources (uhcsr), the Plan
Administrator, which has asked students to submit proof of their
enrolled status at ANTS in order to process claims. The Claims
Department at uhcsr informs us that these student status verification
letters were sent out in error; they are no longer sending the letters
out to ANTS students and are releasing and/or reprocessing any claims
that were pended for a response to them. If you receive or have
received one of these letters, you do not need to respond to it;
however, you may call Peter Gibson in the Business Office (617 964 1100
x218) if you would like him to contact uhcsr to make sure that your
claim is processed correctly.

------------------------
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 (GR08) 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.

------------------------
Nick Carter Out of the Office
------------------------
I will be out of the office from August 1 through August 17th.
If your message is urgent please contact Rose Costas at
rcostas@ants.edu or Stephanie Haskins at rstudent@ants.edu.
For all other messages I will begin to reply on August 18th or 19th.

Thanks!

NC


------------------------
Newton Highlands Apartment Rental *** New ***
------------------------
Located five minutes from campus in lovely Crystal Lake neighborhood,
Newton Highlands.

Third floor of Victorian house. One bedroom, living room, private
bath, new eat-in-kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, oven/stovetop,
refrigerator and disposal. Desk workspace with internet hookup. Washer
and dryer. T access at end of street (short two minute walk)
No private entrance

Rent: $950 - All utilities included – (heat/air
conditioning/electric)

If interested please phone Lisa @ 617.719.1169

------------------------
Another Preaching Opportunity - This Sunday in New Hampshire *** New
***
------------------------
The Admissions Office is once again looking for someone interested in
leading worship and preaching this Sunday at a multi-faith UCC church in
Gilsum, NH (just north of Keene). It's a country church with a small -
but dedicated - congregation. You will be compensated by the church for
your time and by the Admissions Office for your mileage. Email Sean
Porter at sporter@ants.edu if you are interested.

Sean Porter
Director of Recruitment & Admission
617-964-1100 ext. 313

------------------------
Michael Hall Update
------------------------
Michael Hall sends his sincere thanks for the many phone calls he
received in the wake of his emergency appendectomy. The warmth and care
you all expressed to him meant a great deal--he felt like the whole
community was his pastor!

Unfortunately, his recovery has been much slower than he'd hoped. He
is making progress but it continues to be challenging. Please continue
to keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
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, August 11, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, August 8th, 2008

In this message:

Academic
- Open Fall Registration Continues through August 15th
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- Bookstore Summer Hours

Staff & Faculty News:
- Nick Carter Out of the Office

Other News and Opportunities
- Michael Hall Update - New
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Open Fall Registration Continues through August 15th
------------------------
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

------------------------
List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
------------------------
The following courses are closed as of 11-Aug-08
CMPR609: Preaching in the Congregation: An Intro. to the Pastoral
Pract. of Preaching
CMPR625: Holistic Preaching
CMPR730: The Jazz of Preaching
P3NEWT772: Paul as Pastoral Strategist Practitioner Program
P3OLDT509: One Love: Intro to Hebrew Bib. I The Torah & Former Prophets
Practitioner Program
P3PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations Practitioner Program
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and
Wholeness
THEO611: Systematic Theology I

If you were hoping to take one of these classes, please contact Nayda
at naguila@ants.edu as there may be an wait list option for the
courses.

------------------------
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 (GR08) 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.

------------------------
Nick Carter Out of the Office
------------------------
I will be out of the office from August 1 through August 17th.
If your message is urgent please contact Rose Costas at
rcostas@ants.edu or Stephanie Haskins at rstudent@ants.edu.
For all other messages I will begin to reply on August 18th or 19th.

Thanks!

NC

------------------------
Michael Hall Update - New
------------------------
Michael Hall sends his sincere thanks for the many phone calls he
received in the wake of his emergency appendectomy. The warmth and care
you all expressed to him meant a great deal--he felt like the whole
community was his pastor!

Unfortunately, his recovery has been much slower than he'd hoped. He
is making progress but it continues to be challenging. Please continue
to keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
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, August 08, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, August 8th, 2008

In this message:

Academic
- Registration News
- Open Fall Registration Continues through August 15th
- List of Closed Courses - *** Check This Daily ***
- Updates on Courses and Requirements
- New "Explorations in Spiritual Formation" course
- Important Schedule Notice for GCIM 755
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- Bookstore Summer Hours

Staff & Faculty News:
- Nick Carter Out of the Office

Other News and Opportunities
- Preaching Opportunity - This Sunday in New Hampshire *** New ***
- Do Housework in Exchange for Furnished Room!
- Summer Art Night


------------------------
Open Fall Registration Continues through August 15th
------------------------
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

------------------------
List of Closed Courses - *** New ***
------------------------
The following courses are closed as of 8-Aug-08
CMPR609: Preaching in the Congregation: An Intro. to the Pastoral
Pract. of Preaching
CMPR625: Holistic Preaching
CMPR730: The Jazz of Preaching
P3NEWT772: Paul as Pastoral Strategist Practitioner Program
P3OLDT509: One Love: Intro to Hebrew Bib. I The Torah & Former Prophets
Practitioner Program
P3PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations Practitioner Program
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and
Wholeness
THEO611: Systematic Theology I

If you were hoping to take one of these classes, please contact Nayda
at naguila@ants.edu as there may be an wait list option for the
courses.

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

------------------------
"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

------------------------
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.

------------------------
Nick Carter Out of the Office
------------------------
I will be out of the office from August 1 through August 17th.
If your message is urgent please contact Rose Costas at
rcostas@ants.edu or Stephanie Haskins at rstudent@ants.edu.
For all other messages I will begin to reply on August 18th or 19th.

Thanks!

NC

------------------------
Preaching Opportunity - This Sunday in New Hampshire *** New ***
------------------------
The Admissions Office is looking for someone interested in leading
worship and preaching this Sunday at a multi-denominational church in
Gilsum, NH (just north of Keene). It's a country church with a small -
but dedicated - congregation. You will be compensated by the church for
your time and by the Admissions Office for your mileage. Email Sean
Porter at sporter@ants.edu if you are interested.

Sean Porter
Director of Recruitment & Admission
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100 ext. 313
1-800-964-2687
www.ants.edu

------------------------
Do Housework in Exchange for Furnished Room!
------------------------
Part time ANTS Student offers furnished room in house in Natick with
kitchen privileges, shared bath, parking, use of washer and dryer to one
ANTS student In Exchange For 6 hours per week of housework, light home
maintenance, and/or snow shoveling depending on need and season.
Available August 15 for Fall Semester. Continuation possible. No drugs,
no smoking, must like my one fun and friendly cat. Please respond by
e-mail to: RuthShepard10@comcast.net

------------------------
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, August 06, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

In this message:

Academic
- Fall Registration Starts July 28th, 9am; non-Seniors Starts Aug 4,
9am
- General Registration Announcement
- List of Closed Courses - *** Check This Daily ***
- 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
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- Bookstore Summer Hours

Staff & Faculty News:
- Nick Carter Out of the Office *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities
- Preaching Opportunity - This Sunday in New Hampshire *** New ***
- Do Housework in Exchange for Furnished Room!
- Fire Alarm Testing: August 5&6
- 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

------------------------
List of Closed Courses - *** New ***
------------------------
The following courses are closed as of 5-Aug-08
CMPR609: Preaching in the Congregation: An Intro. to the Pastoral
Pract. of Preaching
CMPR625: Holistic Preaching
P3NEWT772: Paul as Pastoral Strategist Practitioner Program
P3OLDT509: One Love: Intro to Hebrew Bib. I The Torah & Former Prophets
Practitioner Program
P3PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations Practitioner Program
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and
Wholeness

If you were hoping to take one of these classes, please contact Nayda
at naguila@ants.edu as there may be an wait list option for the
courses.

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

------------------------
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.

------------------------
Nick Carter Out of the Office
------------------------
I will be out of the office from August 1 through August 17th.

If your message is urgent please contact Rose Costas at
rcostas@ants.edu or Stephanie Haskins at rstudent@ants.edu.

For all other messages I will begin to reply on August 18th or 19th.

Thanks!

NC

------------------------
Preaching Opportunity - This Sunday in New Hampshire *** New ***
------------------------
The Admissions Office is looking for someone interested in leading
worship and preaching this Sunday at a multi-denominational church in
Gilsum, NH (just north of Keene). It's a country church with a small -
but dedicated - congregation. You will be compensated by the church for
your time and by the Admissions Office for your mileage. Email Sean
Porter at sporter@ants.edu if you are interested.

Sean Porter
Director of Recruitment & Admission
Andover Newton Theological School
617-964-1100 ext. 313
1-800-964-2687
www.ants.edu

------------------------
Do Housework in Exchange for Furnished Room!
------------------------
Part time ANTS Student offers furnished room in house in Natick with
kitchen privileges, shared bath, parking, use of washer and dryer to one
ANTS student In Exchange For 6 hours per week of housework, light home
maintenance, and/or snow shoveling depending on need and season.
Available August 15 for Fall Semester. Continuation possible. No drugs,
no smoking, must like my one fun and friendly cat. Please respond by
e-mail to: RuthShepard10@comcast.net

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

------------------------
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, August 05, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

In this message:

Academic
- Fall Registration Starts July 28th, 9am; non-Seniors Starts Aug 4,
9am
- General Registration Announcement
- List of Closed Courses - *** New ***
- 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
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- Bookstore Summer Hours

Staff & Faculty News:
- Nick Carter Out of the Office - New

Other News and Opportunities
- Do Housework in Exchange for Furnished Room!
- Fire Alarm Testing: August 5&6
- 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

------------------------
List of Closed Courses - *** New ***
------------------------
The following courses are closed as of 5-Aug-08
CMPR609: Preaching in the Congregation: An Intro. to the Pastoral
Pract. of Preaching
CMPR625: Holistic Preaching
P3NEWT772: Paul as Pastoral Strategist Practitioner Program
P3PSYP611: Practices of Care in Congregations Practitioner Program
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and
Wholeness

If you were hoping to take one of these classes, please contact Nayda
at naguila@ants.edu as there may be an wait list option for the
courses.

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

------------------------
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.

------------------------
Nick Carter Out of the Office
------------------------
I will be out of the office from August 1 through August 17th.

If your message is urgent please contact Rose Costas at
rcostas@ants.edu or Stephanie Haskins at rstudent@ants.edu.

For all other messages I will begin to reply on August 18th or 19th.

Thanks!

NC

------------------------
Do Housework in Exchange for Furnished Room!
------------------------
Part time ANTS Student offers furnished room in house in Natick with
kitchen privileges, shared bath, parking, use of washer and dryer to one
ANTS student In Exchange For 6 hours per week of housework, light home
maintenance, and/or snow shoveling depending on need and season.
Available August 15 for Fall Semester. Continuation possible. No drugs,
no smoking, must like my one fun and friendly cat. Please respond by
e-mail to: RuthShepard10@comcast.net

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

------------------------
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, August 04, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, August 4th, 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
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office -
New
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- Bookstore Summer Hours

Staff & Faculty News:
- Nick Carter Out of the Office - New

Other News and Opportunities
- Do Housework in Exchange for Furnished Room! - New
- Fire Alarm Testing: August 5&6
- Announcing Baby Mitchell
- 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

------------------------
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.

------------------------
Nick Carter Out of the Office - New
------------------------
I will be out of the office from August 1 through August 17th.

If your message is urgent please contact Rose Costas at
rcostas@ants.edu or Stephanie Haskins at rstudent@ants.edu.

For all other messages I will begin to reply on August 18th or 19th.

Thanks!

NC

------------------------
Do Housework in Exchange for Furnished Room! - New
------------------------
Part time ANTS Student offers furnished room in house in Natick with
kitchen privileges, shared bath, parking, use of washer and dryer to one
ANTS student In Exchange For 6 hours per week of housework, light home
maintenance, and/or snow shoveling depending on need and season.
Available August 15 for Fall Semester. Continuation possible. No drugs,
no smoking, must like my one fun and friendly cat. Please respond by
e-mail to: RuthShepard10@comcast.net

------------------------
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!

------------------------
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, August 01, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, August 1st, 2008

In this message:

**** Reminder: Open registration for all group 1&2 students starts Aug
4, 9am ****

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
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office -
New
- Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
- Bookstore Summer Hours

Other News and Opportunities
- Do Housework in Exchange for Furnished Room! - New
- Fire Alarm Testing: August 5&6
- Announcing Baby Mitchell
- 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

------------------------
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
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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.

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Needed: Spiritual Formation Group Leaders!
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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

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Bookstore Summer Hours
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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.

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Do Housework in Exchange for Furnished Room! - New
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Part time ANTS Student offers furnished room in house in Natick with
kitchen privileges, shared bath, parking, use of washer and dryer to one
ANTS student In Exchange For 6 hours per week of housework, light home
maintenance, and/or snow shoveling depending on need and season.
Available August 15 for Fall Semester. Continuation possible. No drugs,
no smoking, must like my one fun and friendly cat. Please respond by
e-mail to: RuthShepard10@comcast.net

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Fire Alarm Testing: August 5&6
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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

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Announcing Baby Mitchell
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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!

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Used Air Conditioner Available
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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

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Summer Art Night
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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)