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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Notice for December 2008 Graduates
- Attention all MARE students
- Orlando Costas lecture - October 1st *** New ***
- Morning Worship

B&G, Facilities and Parking:
- No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
- Parking Permits: Grace Period coming to and end *** New ***
- Wanted: Nightwatch Person
- Farwell Wireless Outage & General Wireless Performance
- Reserving Spaces for Events

Fellowship News:
- SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
- Green Supper (Oct 2nd) *** New ***
- 2 Student Life events for October *** New ***
- Food Services Committee seeking new members
- International Events on Campus
- Hispanic Heritage Month

Other News and Opportunities:
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
- Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Notice for December 2008 Graduates
------------------------
September 29-October 17

Students anticipating December 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Registrar, to assure that all course requirements for
graduation will be met by the end of the semester. Please send e-mail to
Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/IntentGrad.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/capgown.pdf

------------------------
Attention all MARE students
------------------------
CMED 734/834 (Seminar on Problems & Issues in Religious Education) will
be offered on Wednesday afternoons in the Spring 09 semester by
Professor Pazmino. It provides an important option for students
completing the required Integration Essay for the degree and is only
offered every 2 or 3 years.
Please contact Professor Pazmino about taking the course that is also
open to experienced students who desire to do advanced work in Religious
Education while possibly meeting their educational requirement in the
MDiv program.

------------------------
Orlando Costas lecture - Wednesday, October 1st *** New ***
------------------------
You are invited to join us for the 2008 Orlando E. Costas lecture on
Wednesday October 1st, 6:15pm to 7:15pm in the Wilson Chapel.
This year's guest speaker, Dr. Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, comes to us
from the University of Miami. Michelle is the author of various books,
including Sor Juana: Beauty and Justice in the Americas; Afro-Cuban
Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity; and more recently
Created in God's Image: An Introduction to Feminist Theological
Anthropology. Her research and teaching interests are generally in
Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology, Feminist Theology, and Liberation
Theologies in the United States.

The title and topic of her public lecture next Wednesday evening is
"Liberation Theology, 'Evangelicos,' and the Future of American
Christianity."

In addition to the usual plenary presentation, a casual reception will
take place in the Peck Room following the lecture (from 7:15pm to
8:15pm). Also, some of Dr. Maldonado's works, and other works in
Hispanic/Latino(a) theology, will be made available for purchase in the
Wilson Chapel.

We invite you all to come, to invite others, and to be open to what God
might want us to see, hear, and live into.

------------------------
Morning Worship
------------------------
Morning Worship will continue in Wilson Chapel, 8:15 - 8:45 am, Monday
through Friday all semester. Morning Worship is always different, and
we hope always centering. Join us in the small meditation room on the
ground floor. All are welcome!

If you are interested in leading morning worship throughout the
semester, please email Mary Luti mluti@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
B&G, Facilities and Parking:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Parking Permits: Grace Period coming to and end *** New ***
------------------------
Andover Newton typically has a grace period at the beginning of each
semester in which no towing will take place in order to give students
time to get their parking permits. That grace period is running out,
and will be up on October 10. If you have not already done so, we
encourage you to stop by the Building & Grounds office between the hours
of 8:00am - Noon and 1:00pm - 3:00pm Monday - Thursday and Friday from
8:00am - Noon only.

If for some reason you cannot make it to the office during these times,
please call Tricia at extension 265 to see if other arrangements can be
made.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
------------------------
Due to the Jewish High Holy Days, please make every effort to avoid
parking in the lot behind the Davis classrooms on the days of Monday,
September 29, Tuesday September 30, Wednesday October 8 and Thursday
October 9. There will be worship services occurring in Wilson chapel
and Stoddard auditorium.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

------------------------
Wanted: Nightwatch Person
------------------------
Building and Grounds is looking for a nightwatch person to start as
soon as possible. Some mechanical skills are desirable. Candidates
must be willing to adhere to a set schedule (usually every other week)
and be willing to respond to emergency calls from our after-hours
answering service. There are a total of two (2) tours per day; 6:00pm
and 10:00pm, Monday - Friday and 8:00am and 10:00pm, Saturday and
Sunday. If you are interested in this position, please contact Frank
Cavaco, Director of Building & Grounds at extension 266.

------------------------
Farwell Wireless Outage & General Wireless Performance
------------------------
Please be aware of the fact that IT is currently working on wireless
access issues in Farwell Hall. If students in Farwell cannot access the
wireless from their rooms, they should be able to access it from the
Andover Newton "public" wireless in the Library, Noyes, Chapel and
Davis.

In addition, we are aware of wireless performance issues in all of the
dorms. The problem is that we have maxed out our capacity on that T1
line. IT is also looking into the feasibility and cost of upgrade the
dorm line.

We appreciate your patience.

------------------------
Reserving Spaces for Events
------------------------
The Housing office wishes to remind all students to reserve space for
their events on campus. If you have any questions, please email
facilities@ants.edu
Thanks!


++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
------------------------
Due to the treasury difficulties during the 2007-2008 school year, the
Student Association will reimburse student fellowship expenses from that
year.

If you have an outstanding expense you would like reimbursed for, you
need to fill out a reimbursement form (found on the SA Connect page) and
send it to Rasheed Townes, our Treasurer. Please include a copy of the
receipt.

We will take reimbursement requests until October 10, 2008. Any
requests after this will NOT be taken. After this date, the 2007-2008
books will be closed.

Requests can be put in the SA mailbox on campus, #3, or delivered to an
officer during office hours. If you have any questions, please contact
the SA at sa@ants.edu. Thank you.

------------------------
Green Supper (Oct 2nd) *** New ***
------------------------
Come join the Emerging Ecology Fellowship for a "Green Supper."
Meet with other ecologically-minded students for casual conversation.
How do we heal our relationships with each other and the web of life
that sustains us? How can we green our campus and our curriculum? What
does it mean to be spiritual leaders in an age of ecological crisis?
When? Thursday, Oct. 2, 5-6 p.m.
Where? Upper Noyes
Just get your dinner and bring it upstairs to the Student Lounge.
Dessert will be provided!
FMI: Christina Ray <cray@ants.edu>

------------------------
2 Student Life events for October *** New ***
------------------------
Friday Oct. 10th Swing Dancing
Somerville City Club
20 Inner Belt Road
near Sullivan Square, Somerville
7:30 p.m. lesson
8:30-12 dancing with live band
$10 with student ID

Saturday Oct. 18 Canoeing on the Concord River, enjoying God's glory
of the foliage.
depart in front of chapel at 10 a.m., rental will be about $12
for two hours.

Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

------------------------
Food Services Committee Seeking New Members
------------------------
The Student Association Food Services Committee is seeking positive,
solution-oriented folks to join us as we work to improve communication
between our food services staff and the Andover Newton community. We
work under the auspices of Morgan McLean, SA Student Life Chair.

Please contact committee facilitator Burton Bagby at bbagby@ants.edu as
soon as possible if you are able to commit to a regular monthly meeting
for this academic year.

------------------------
International Events on Campus
------------------------
The whole Andover Newton community is warmly invited to participate in
the following international events on campus:

Tuesdays - starting October 7th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
INTERNATIONAL LUNCH ; ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room

Fridays - October 3rd, November 7th, February 27th, April 3rd, May 1st
FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHT AND POT LOCK DINNER; Wilson Chapel

Friday - January 30th, 2009
MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL; Meeting House

Our first pot lock dinner on Friday, October 3rd at 5:00-8:00 PM will
be followed by a German movie night. Micha Kuppler (MA exchange student
from Germany) invites you to watch: "The Miracle of Bern". Please,
bring your family and friends and a dish to pass.

Questions? Contact Aga Cram - acram@ants.edu, phone: 617-964-1100, ext.
0

------------------------
Hispanic Heritage Month
------------------------
The Latino and Latina Student Fellowship at Andover Newton Theological
School invites you to
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: September 15th - October 15th

September 30th - 12:00pm: Worcester Hall Lobby, Unveiling of Latino and
Latina Student Fellowship Bulletin Board

October 1st: Wilson Chapel,
1:00-2:00pm
Dr. María Teresa Dávila, speaker
Sermon: Our complex and rich relationship to waters 'Physical
water and Spiritual'
Music: Jetro De Silva (ANTS) and Rev. José Nora (Associate Pastor
of Iglesia Bautista Hispano-Americana, Tremont Temple in Boston)

6:15-7:15pm
Dr. Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado (Orlando E. Costas Lectureship)
"Liberation Theology, 'Evangélicos' and the Future of
American Christianity"
7:15 to 8:15pm: Casual reception in the Peck Room following the
lecture.

Other activities/events:
ANTS Cafeteria: Spanish lunch: TBD
ANTS Bookstore: Books of Latino and Latina Theologians

For more information contact:
Ramona: rguadalupe@ants.edu or Jetro: jdasilva@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
------------------------
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary,
Stookey's music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His
music has spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his
'60's satire on pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo
records, 'The Wedding Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop
charts in the early '70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage
presence have marked the American musical and cultural scene for almost
half a century, embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing
through song and witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30

Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email concerts@ants.edu with your name,
phone number, and number of tickets requested. We will call you for
credit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

------------------------
Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
------------------------
Friday, October 31, from 9 am to 3 pm the 12th Annual Women's Health
conference will be sponsored by the Heinz Family Philanthropies at the
Westin Waterfront Hotel. Online registration is at
www.reginavilla.com/heinz2008.html. Special guests include Nena
Baker, author of "The Body Toxic," Diane MacEachern, author of "The Big
Green Purse," and Nancy Nichols, author of "The Lake Effect." Lunch is
included and there is no registration charge.

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Monday, September 29, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, September 29th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Notice for December 2008 Graduates
- Attention all MARE students
- Is Field Education in your future? Sept 30th *** New ***
- Orlando Costas lecture - October 1st *** New ***
- Morning Worship

B&G, Facilities and Parking: *** All New ***
- No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
- Wanted: Nightwatch Person
- Farwell Wireless Outage & General Wireless Performance
- Reserving Spaces for Events

Fellowship News:
- SA News *** Updated ***
- SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
- Black Student Fellowship Meeting, Tues Sept 30th
- 2 Student Life events for October *** New ***
- Food Services Committee seeking new members
- International Events on Campus
- Hispanic Heritage Month

Other News and Opportunities:
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
- Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Notice for December 2008 Graduates
------------------------
September 29-October 17

Students anticipating December 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Registrar, to assure that all course requirements for
graduation will be met by the end of the semester. Please send e-mail to
Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/IntentGrad.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/capgown.pdf

------------------------
Attention all MARE students
------------------------
CMED 734/834 (Seminar on Problems & Issues in Religious Education) will
be offered on Wednesday afternoons in the Spring 09 semester by
Professor Pazmino. It provides an important option for students
completing the required Integration Essay for the degree and is only
offered every 2 or 3 years.
Please contact Professor Pazmino about taking the course that is also
open to experienced students who desire to do advanced work in Religious
Education while possibly meeting their educational requirement in the
MDiv program.

------------------------
Is Field Education in your future? Sept 30th *** New ***
------------------------
The first information session for students that will be entering into
Field Education in Fall of 2009 is Tuesday, September 30. It will be
held in the Peck Room from 1:00-1:45pm. Contact Jen Walker,
jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

Best Wishes,
Jen
Administrative Assistant for Contextual and Continuing Education
(617) 964-1100 ext 316

------------------------
Orlando Costas lecture - Wednesday, October 1st *** New ***
------------------------
You are invited to join us for the 2008 Orlando E. Costas lecture on
Wednesday October 1st, 6:15pm to 7:15pm in the Wilson Chapel.
This year's guest speaker, Dr. Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, comes to us
from the University of Miami. Michelle is the author of various books,
including Sor Juana: Beauty and Justice in the Americas; Afro-Cuban
Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity; and more recently
Created in God's Image: An Introduction to Feminist Theological
Anthropology. Her research and teaching interests are generally in
Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology, Feminist Theology, and Liberation
Theologies in the United States.

The title and topic of her public lecture next Wednesday evening is
"Liberation Theology, 'Evangelicos,' and the Future of American
Christianity."

In addition to the usual plenary presentation, a casual reception will
take place in the Peck Room following the lecture (from 7:15pm to
8:15pm). Also, some of Dr. Maldonado's works, and other works in
Hispanic/Latino(a) theology, will be made available for purchase in the
Wilson Chapel.

We invite you all to come, to invite others, and to be open to what God
might want us to see, hear, and live into.

------------------------
Morning Worship
------------------------
Morning Worship will continue in Wilson Chapel, 8:15 - 8:45 am, Monday
through Friday all semester. Morninwe hope always centering. Join us in the small meditation room on the
ground floor. All are welcome!

If you are interested in leading morning worship throughout the
semester, please email Mary Luti mluti@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
B&G, Facilities and Parking: *** All New ***
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
------------------------
Due to the Jewish High Holy Days, please make every effort to avoid
parking in the lot behind the Davis classrooms on the days of Monday,
September 29, Tuesday September 30, Wednesday October 8 and Thursday
October 9. There will be worship services occurring in Wilson chapel
and Stoddard auditorium.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

------------------------
Wanted: Nightwatch Person
------------------------
Building and Grounds is looking for a nightwatch person to start as soon
as possible. Some mechanical skills are desirable. Candidates must be
willing to adhere to a set schedule (usually every other week) and be
willing to respond to emergency calls from our after-hours answering
service. There are a total of two (2) tours per day; 6:00pm and 10:00pm,
Monday - Friday and 8:00am and 10:00pm, Saturday and Sunday. If you
are interested in this position, please contact Frank Cavaco, Director
of Building & Grounds at extension 266.

------------------------
Farwell Wireless Outage & General Wireless Performance
------------------------
Please be aware of the fact that IT is currently working on wireless
access issues in Farwell Hall. If students in Farwell cannot access the
wireless from their rooms, they should be able to access it from the
Andover Newton "public" wireless in the Library, Noyes, Chapel and
Davis.

In addition, we are aware of wireless performance issues in all of the
dorms. The problem is that we have maxed out our capacity on that T1
line. IT is also looking into the feasibility and cost of upgrade the
dorm line.

We appreciate your patience.

------------------------
Reserving Spaces for Events
------------------------
The Housing office wishes to remind all students to reserve space for
their events on campus. If you have any questions, please email
facilities@ants.edu
Thanks!


++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA News *** Updated ***
------------------------
The SA held its first meeting of the semester last night. To read the
minutes, please go to the SA group page on Connect. There, you will also
find the necessary budget forms for fellowships as well as a list of
upcoming activities. We encourage all students to "join" the SA group so
that you can access all our information. If you have any questions,
please email us at SA@ants.edu.

------------------------
SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
------------------------
Due to the treasury difficulties during the 2007-2008 school year, the
Student Association will reimburse student fellowship expenses from that
year.

If you have an outstanding expense you would like reimbursed for, you
need to fill out a reimbursement form (found on the SA Connect page) and
send it to Rasheed Townes, our Treasurer. Please include a copy of the
receipt.

We will take reimbursement requests until October 10, 2008. Any requests
after this will NOT be taken. After this date, the 2007-2008 books will
be closed.

Requests can be put in the SA mailbox on campus, #3, or delivered to an
officer during office hours. If you have any questions, please contact
the SA at sa@ants.edu. Thank you.

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Meeting, Tues Sept 30th
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship will be holding its first meetings of the
school year this Thursday (9/25) and next Tuesday (9/30) from 12-1 in
the cafeteria. We will discuss our worship, event and fellowship
calendar and spend time getting to know each other. Please contact
Ngozi Robinson @ ngozi@ngozitr.com if you have any questionFriday Oct. 10th Swing Dancing
Somerville City Club
20 Inner Belt Road
near Sullivan Square, Somerville
7:30 p.m. lesson
8:30-12 dancing with live band
$10 with student ID

Saturday Oct. 18 Canoeing on the Concord River, enjoying God's glory
of the foliage.
depart in front of chapel at 10 a.m., rental will be about $12
for two hours.

Contact Bill Gural 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu

------------------------
Food Services Committee Seeking New Members
------------------------
The Student Association Food Services Committee is seeking positive,
solution-oriented folks to join us as we work to improve communication
between our food services staff and the Andover Newton community. We
work under the auspices of Morgan McLean, SA Student Life Chair.

Please contact committee facilitator Burton Bagby at bbagby@ants.edu as
soon as possible if you are able to commit to a regular monthly meeting
for this academic year.

------------------------
International Events on Campus
------------------------
The whole Andover Newton community is warmly invited to participate in
the following international events on campus:

Tuesdays - starting October 7th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
INTERNATIONAL LUNCH ; ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room

Fridays - October 3rd, November 7th, February 27th, April 3rd, May 1st
FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHT AND POT LOCK DINNER; Wilson Chapel

Friday - January 30th, 2009
MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL; Meeting House

Our first pot lock dinner on Friday, October 3rd at 5:00-8:00 PM will be
followed by a German movie night. Micha Kuppler (MA exchange student
from Germany) invites you to watch: "The Miracle of Bern". Please, bring
your family and friends and a dish to pass.

Questions? Contact Aga Cram - acram@ants.edu, phone: 617-964-1100, ext.
0

------------------------
Hispanic Heritage Month
------------------------
The Latino and Latina Student Fellowship at Andover Newton Theological
School invites you to
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: September 15th - October 15th

September 30th - 12:00pm: Worcester Hall Lobby, Unveiling of Latino and
Latina Student Fellowship Bulletin Board

October 1st: Wilson Chapel,
1:00-2:00pm
Dr. María Teresa Dávila, speaker
Sermon: Our complex and rich relationship to waters 'Physical
water and Spiritual'
Music: Jetro De Silva (ANTS) and Rev. José Nora (Associate Pastor
of Iglesia Bautista Hispano-Americana, Tremont Temple in Boston)

6:15-7:15pm
Dr. Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado (Orlando E. Costas Lectureship)
"Liberation Theology, 'Evangélicos' and the Future of American
Christianity"
7:15 to 8:15pm: Casual reception in the Peck Room following the lecture.

Other activities/events:
ANTS Cafeteria: Spanish lunch: TBD
ANTS Bookstore: Books of Latino and Latina Theologians

For more information contact:
Ramona: rguadalupe@ants.edu or Jetro: jdasilva@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
------------------------
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary, Stookey's
music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His music has
spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his '60's satire on
pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo records, 'The Wedding
Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop charts in the early
'70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage presence have marked
the American musical and cultural scene for almost half a century,
embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing through song and
witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30

Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email concerts@ants.edu with your name,
phone number, and number ofcredit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

------------------------
Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
------------------------
Friday, October 31, from 9 am to 3 pm the 12th Annual Women's Health
conference will be sponsored by the Heinz Family Philanthropies at the
Westin Waterfront Hotel. Online registration is at
www.reginavilla.com/heinz2008.html. Special guests include Nena Baker,
author of "The Body Toxic," Diane MacEachern, author of "The Big Green
Purse," and Nancy Nichols, author of "The Lake Effect." Lunch is
included and there is no registration charge.

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a safe,
no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in the
lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Friday, September 26, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, September 26th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Notice for December 2008 Graduates
- Attention all MARE students
- Winterim Border Crossing - Information Meetings, Sept 29th
- Is Field Education in your future? Sept 30th *** New ***
- Orlando Costas lecture - October 1st *** New ***
- Morning Worship

B&G, Facilities and Parking: *** All New ***
- No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
- Wanted: Nightwatch Person
- Farwell Wireless Outage & General Wireless Performance
- Reserving Spaces for Events

Fellowship News:
- SA News *** Updated ***
- SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
- Black Student Fellowship Meeting, Tues Sept 30th
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting, Mon Sept 29th
- Food Services Committee seeking new members
- International Events on Campus
- Hispanic Heritage Month

Other News and Opportunities:
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
- Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Notice for December 2008 Graduates
------------------------
September 29-October 17

Students anticipating December 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Registrar, to assure that all course requirements for
graduation will be met by the end of the semester. Please send e-mail to
Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/IntentGrad.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/capgown.pdf

------------------------
Attention all MARE students
------------------------
CMED 734/834 (Seminar on Problems & Issues in Religious Education) will
be offered on Wednesday afternoons in the Spring 09 semester by
Professor Pazmino. It provides an important option for students
completing the required Integration Essay for the degree and is only
offered every 2 or 3 years.
Please contact Professor Pazmino about taking the course that is also
open to experienced students who desire to do advanced work in Religious
Education while possibly meeting their educational requirement in the
MDiv program.

------------------------
Winterim Border Crossing - Information Meetings
------------------------
WINTERIM BORDER CROSSING - INFORMATION MEETING
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29th 12 p.m. Small Dining Room

If you are interested in registering for the Border Crossing Trip this
January to the border of Mexico and U.S. it is critical that you attend
one of the two information meetings. The course offered is:

PSYC 659/759W A Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey
Winterim - January 14-23, 2009

This year's Border Crossing trip will take place on the border
between Mexico and the U.S. with the majority of our time being spent in
Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tucson, Arizona. This class will
study the complex issues of immigration, the related issues of global
economics that drive immigration and the implications of the
militarization of the border on those who cross. We shall study multiple
perspectives on immigration with the goal of empowering persons to
address and respond to a critical and divisive issue in our society and
in churches. We will join with the bi-national, non-profit organization
of Borderlinks for our time at the border.

Students need to pre-register with Professor Gill-Austern by September
30th. Applications can be picked up from Jennifer Shaw in the Faculty
Assistant's office in Worcester 105.
Approximate cost is $1600 for trip's expenses. Some scholarship aid
is available. This class fulfills renewal area requirements in FHSP and
GCIM or the Interdepartmental Justice Matters requirement.

------------------------
Is Field Education in your future? Sept 30th *** New ***
------------------------
The first information session for students that will be entering into
Field Education in Fall of 2009 is Tuesday, September 30. It will be
held in the Peck Room from 1:00-1:45pm. Contact Jen Walker,
jwalker@ants.edu, with any questions or concerns.

Best Wishes,
Jen
Administrative Assistant for Contextual and Continuing Education
(617) 964-1100 ext 316

------------------------
Orlando Costas lecture - Wednesday, October 1st *** New ***
------------------------
You are invited to join us for the 2008 Orlando E. Costas lecture on
Wednesday October 1st, 6:15pm to 7:15pm in the Wilson Chapel.
This year's guest speaker, Dr. Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, comes to us
from the University of Miami. Michelle is the author of various books,
including Sor Juana: Beauty and Justice in the Americas; Afro-Cuban
Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity; and more recently
Created in God's Image: An Introduction to Feminist Theological
Anthropology. Her research and teaching interests are generally in
Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology, Feminist Theology, and Liberation
Theologies in the United States.

The title and topic of her public lecture next Wednesday evening is
"Liberation Theology, 'Evangelicos,' and the Future of American
Christianity."

In addition to the usual plenary presentation, a casual reception will
take place in the Peck Room following the lecture (from 7:15pm to
8:15pm). Also, some of Dr. Maldonado's works, and other works in
Hispanic/Latino(a) theology, will be made available for purchase in the
Wilson Chapel.

We invite you all to come, to invite others, and to be open to what God
might want us to see, hear, and live into.

------------------------
Morning Worship
------------------------
Morning Worship will continue in Wilson Chapel, 8:15 - 8:45 am, Monday
through Friday all semester. Morning Worship is always different, and
we hope always centering. Join us in the small meditation room on the
ground floor. All are welcome!

If you are interested in leading morning worship throughout the
semester, please email Mary Luti mluti@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
B&G, Facilities and Parking: *** All New ***
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
No Parking Behind Davis Classrooms for Jewish High Holy Days
------------------------
Due to the Jewish High Holy Days, please make every effort to avoid
parking in the lot behind the Davis classrooms on the days of Monday,
September 29, Tuesday September 30, Wednesday October 8 and Thursday
October 9. There will be worship services occurring in Wilson chapel
and Stoddard auditorium.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

------------------------
Wanted: Nightwatch Person
------------------------
Building and Grounds is looking for a nightwatch person to start as
soon as possible. Some mechanical skills are desirable. Candidates
must be willing to adhere to a set schedule (usually every other week)
and be willing to respond to emergency calls from our after-hours
answering service. There are a total of two (2) tours per day; 6:00pm
and 10:00pm, Monday - Friday and 8:00am and 10:00pm, Saturday and
Sunday. If you are interested in this position, please contact Frank
Cavaco, Director of Building & Grounds at extension 266.

------------------------
Farwell Wireless Outage & General Wireless Performance
------------------------
Please be aware of the fact that IT is currently working on wireless
access issues in Farwell Hall. If students in Farwell cannot access the
wireless from their rooms, they should be able to access it from the
Andover Newton "public" wireless in the Library, Noyes, Chapel and
Davis.

In addition, we are aware of wireless performance issues in all of the
dorms. The problem is that we have maxed out our capacity on that T1
line. IT is also looking into the feasibility and cost of upgrade the
dorm line.

We appreciate your patience.

------------------------
Reserving Spaces for Events
------------------------
The Housing office wishes to remind all students to reserve space for
their events on campus. If you have any questions, please email
facilities@ants.edu
Thanks!


++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA News *** Updated ***
------------------------
The SA held its first meeting of the semester last night. To read the
minutes, please go to the SA group page on Connect. There, you will also
find the necessary budget forms for fellowships as well as a list of
upcoming activities. We encourage all students to "join" the SA group so
that you can access all our information. If you have any questions,
please email us at SA@ants.edu.

------------------------
SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
------------------------
Due to the treasury difficulties during the 2007-2008 school year, the
Student Association will reimburse student fellowship expenses from that
year.

If you have an outstanding expense you would like reimbursed for, you
need to fill out a reimbursement form (found on the SA Connect page) and
send it to Rasheed Townes, our Treasurer. Please include a copy of the
receipt.

We will take reimbursement requests until October 10, 2008. Any
requests after this will NOT be taken. After this date, the 2007-2008
books will be closed.

Requests can be put in the SA mailbox on campus, #3, or delivered to an
officer during office hours. If you have any questions, please contact
the SA at sa@ants.edu. Thank you.

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Meeting, Tues Sept 30th
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship will be holding its first meetings of the
school year this Thursday (9/25) and next Tuesday (9/30) from 12-1 in
the cafeteria. We will discuss our worship, event and fellowship
calendar and spend time getting to know each other. Please contact
Ngozi Robinson @ ngozi@ngozitr.com if you have any questions.

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting
------------------------
Mark Hemenway of New England Prison Ministries will be visiting Monday
Sept. 29 at 5:30 for dinner and conversation in the dining room.
Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Shalom.

------------------------
Food Services Committee Seeking New Members
------------------------
The Student Association Food Services Committee is seeking positive,
solution-oriented folks to join us as we work to improve communication
between our food services staff and the Andover Newton community. We
work under the auspices of Morgan McLean, SA Student Life Chair.

Please contact committee facilitator Burton Bagby at bbagby@ants.edu as
soon as possible if you are able to commit to a regular monthly meeting
for this academic year.

------------------------
International Events on Campus
------------------------
The whole Andover Newton community is warmly invited to participate in
the following international events on campus:

Tuesdays - starting October 7th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
INTERNATIONAL LUNCH ; ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room

Fridays - October 3rd, November 7th, February 27th, April 3rd, May 1st
FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHT AND POT LOCK DINNER; Wilson Chapel

Friday - January 30th, 2009
MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL; Meeting House

Our first pot lock dinner on Friday, October 3rd at 5:00-8:00 PM will
be followed by a German movie night. Micha Kuppler (MA exchange student
from Germany) invites you to watch: "The Miracle of Bern". Please,
bring your family and friends and a dish to pass.

Questions? Contact Aga Cram - acram@ants.edu, phone: 617-964-1100, ext.
0

------------------------
Hispanic Heritage Month
------------------------
The Latino and Latina Student Fellowship at Andover Newton Theological
School invites you to
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: September 15th - October 15th

September 30th - 12:00pm: Worcester Hall Lobby, Unveiling of Latino and
Latina Student Fellowship Bulletin Board

October 1st: Wilson Chapel,
1:00-2:00pm
Dr. María Teresa Dávila, speaker
Sermon: Our complex and rich relationship to waters 'Physical
water and Spiritual'
Music: Jetro De Silva (ANTS) and Rev. José Nora (Associate Pastor
of Iglesia Bautista Hispano-Americana, Tremont Temple in Boston)

6:15-7:15pm
Dr. Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado (Orlando E. Costas Lectureship)
"Liberation Theology, 'Evangélicos' and the Future of
American Christianity"
7:15 to 8:15pm: Casual reception in the Peck Room following the
lecture.

Other activities/events:
ANTS Cafeteria: Spanish lunch: TBD
ANTS Bookstore: Books of Latino and Latina Theologians

For more information contact:
Ramona: rguadalupe@ants.edu or Jetro: jdasilva@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
------------------------
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary,
Stookey's music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His
music has spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his
'60's satire on pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo
records, 'The Wedding Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop
charts in the early '70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage
presence have marked the American musical and cultural scene for almost
half a century, embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing
through song and witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30

Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email concerts@ants.edu with your name,
phone number, and number of tickets requested. We will call you for
credit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

------------------------
Free Women's Health & Environment Conference
------------------------
Friday, October 31, from 9 am to 3 pm the 12th Annual Women's Health
conference will be sponsored by the Heinz Family Philanthropies at the
Westin Waterfront Hotel. Online registration is at
www.reginavilla.com/heinz2008.html. Special guests include Nena
Baker, author of "The Body Toxic," Diane MacEachern, author of "The Big
Green Purse," and Nancy Nichols, author of "The Lake Effect." Lunch is
included and there is no registration charge.

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, September 25th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Notice for December 2008 Graduates *** New ***
- Attention all MARE students *** New ***
- Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
- Parking Permits
- Northern Baptist Scholarship
- Winterim Border Crossing - Information Meetings
- The Rev. W. Irving Monroe, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Morning Worship

Fellowship News:
- SA News *** Updated ***
- SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
- Black Student Fellowship Meeting, Tues Sept 30th
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting, Mon Sept 29th
- Food Services Committee seeking new members *** New ***
- International Events on Campus *** New ***
- Hispanic Heritage Month *** New ***
- Taize Worship

Other News and Opportunities:
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
- Free Women's Health & Environment Conference *** New ***
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night & Special Event Sept 25th

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Notice for December 2008 Graduates *** New ***
------------------------
September 29-October 17

Students anticipating December 2008 graduation shall go over their
programs with the Registrar, to assure that all course requirements for
graduation will be met by the end of the semester. Please send e-mail to
Nayda Aguila at naguila@ants.edu for an appointment.
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/IntentGrad.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/pdf/capgown.pdf

------------------------
Attention all MARE students *** New ***
------------------------
CMED 734/834 (Seminar on Problems & Issues in Religious Education) will
be offered on Wednesday afternoons in the Spring 09 semester by
Professor Pazmino. It provides an important option for students
completing the required Integration Essay for the degree and is only
offered every 2 or 3 years.
Please contact Professor Pazmino about taking the course that is also
open to experienced students who desire to do advanced work in Religious
Education while possibly meeting their educational requirement in the
MDiv program.

------------------------
Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
------------------------
A reminder that all students need to get their 2008-2009 ID's. If you
are a returning student and indicated that you would use the same
picture as last year, your new ID may already be printed and just
waiting for you to pick it up. Just bring your old ID to the office and
exchange it for your new on. ID's can be obtained in the Registrar's
office during the following hours; Mon, Tues & Wed from 8:30am until 12
noon and Thurs afternoons from 1 to 4. If you are unable to come by
during these hours please contact the registrar's office and
arrangements will be made. Your new ID's are needed to obtain your new
parking tags and to check books out of the library.

------------------------
Parking Permits
------------------------
We are now ready to distribute parking permits. Please stop by the
Building & Ground office during the following times to pick up your
permit...

Mon - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - Noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am - Noon only

Please note that no permits will be given to any student without a NEW
'09 student ID which can be obtained at the Registrar's office.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship
------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship Applications are available in the
Financial Aid Office. Any ABC-MDIV student may apply. Students must
submit a letter of support/endorsement from their home church along with
their application. Application and letter must be returned to the
Financial Aid Office by October 1.

Rev. Roger Spinney will be on campus to interview students Thursday,
October 2, 2008, 9:30 to 4:30.

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

------------------------
Winterim Border Crossing - Information Meetings
------------------------
WINTERIM BORDER CROSSING - INFORMATION MEETING
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29th 12 p.m. Small Dining Room

If you are interested in registering for the Border Crossing Trip this
January to the border of Mexico and U.S. it is critical that you attend
one of the two information meetings. The course offered is:

PSYC 659/759W A Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey
Winterim - January 14-23, 2009

This year's Border Crossing trip will take place on the border
between Mexico and the U.S. with the majority of our time being spent in
Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tucson, Arizona. This class will
study the complex issues of immigration, the related issues of global
economics that drive immigration and the implications of the
militarization of the border on those who cross. We shall study multiple
perspectives on immigration with the goal of empowering persons to
address and respond to a critical and divisive issue in our society and
in churches. We will join with the bi-national, non-profit organization
of Borderlinks for our time at the border.

Students need to pre-register with Professor Gill-Austern by September
30th. Applications can be picked up from Jennifer Shaw in the Faculty
Assistant's office in Worcester 105.
Approximate cost is $1600 for trip's expenses. Some scholarship aid
is available. This class fulfills renewal area requirements in FHSP and
GCIM or the Interdepartmental Justice Matters requirement.

------------------------
The Rev. W. Irving Monroe, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
------------------------
The Selection Committee wishes to thank everyone who applied for the
Scholarship this year. Over 30 persons applied and all the applications
were excellent. This made the selection process very difficult.

After careful consideration, the Committee selected two applicants to
receive a scholarship. They are: Heather Lucas and Rasheed Townes. The
Committee wishes everyone who applied good luck in their studies and all
the best for their careers.

------------------------
Morning Worship
------------------------
Morning Worship will continue in Wilson Chapel, 8:15 - 8:45 am, Monday
through Friday all semester. Morning Worship is always different, and
we hope always centering. Join us in the small meditation room on the
ground floor. All are welcome!

If you are interested in leading morning worship throughout the
semester, please email Mary Luti mluti@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA News *** Updated ***
------------------------
The SA held its first meeting of the semester last night. To read the
minutes, please go to the SA group page on Connect. There, you will also
find the necessary budget forms for fellowships as well as a list of
upcoming activities. We encourage all students to "join" the SA group so
that you can access all our information. If you have any questions,
please email us at SA@ants.edu.

------------------------
SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
------------------------
Due to the treasury difficulties during the 2007-2008 school year, the
Student Association will reimburse student fellowship expenses from that
year.

If you have an outstanding expense you would like reimbursed for, you
need to fill out a reimbursement form (found on the SA Connect page) and
send it to Rasheed Townes, our Treasurer. Please include a copy of the
receipt.

We will take reimbursement requests until October 10, 2008. Any
requests after this will NOT be taken. After this date, the 2007-2008
books will be closed.

Requests can be put in the SA mailbox on campus, #3, or delivered to an
officer during office hours. If you have any questions, please contact
the SA at sa@ants.edu. Thank you.

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Meeting, Tues Sept 30th
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship will be holding its first meetings of the
school year this Thursday (9/25) and next Tuesday (9/30) from 12-1 in
the cafeteria. We will discuss our worship, event and fellowship
calendar and spend time getting to know each other. Please contact
Ngozi Robinson @ ngozi@ngozitr.com if you have any questions.

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting
------------------------
Mark Hemenway of New England Prison Ministries will be visiting Monday
Sept. 29 at 5:30 for dinner and conversation in the dining room.
Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Shalom.

------------------------
Food Services Committee Seeking New Members *** New ***
------------------------
The Student Association Food Services Committee is seeking positive,
solution-oriented folks to join us as we work to improve communication
between our food services staff and the Andover Newton community. We
work under the auspices of Morgan McLean, SA Student Life Chair.

Please contact committee facilitator Burton Bagby at bbagby@ants.edu as
soon as possible if you are able to commit to a regular monthly meeting
for this academic year.

------------------------
International Events on Campus *** New ***
------------------------
The whole Andover Newton community is warmly invited to participate in
the following international events on campus:

Tuesdays - starting October 7th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
INTERNATIONAL LUNCH
ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room

Fridays - October 3rd, November 7th, February 27th, April 3rd, May 1st
FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHT AND POT LOCK DINNER
Wilson Chapel

Friday - January 30th, 2009
MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Meeting House

Our first pot lock dinner on Friday, October 3rd at 5:00-8:00 PM will
be followed by a German movie night. Micha Kuppler (MA exchange student
from Germany) invites you to watch: "The Miracle of Bern". Please,
bring your family and friends and a dish to pass.

Questions? Contact Aga Cram - acram@ants.edu, phone: 617-964-1100, ext.
0

------------------------
Hispanic Heritage Month *** New ***
------------------------
The Latino and Latina Student Fellowship at Andover Newton Theological
School invites you to
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: September 15th - October 15th

September 25th: 12:00-1:30pm, Peck Room, Latino and Latina Student
Fellowship (all BTI Students are welcome)
September 30th - 12:00pm: Worcester Hall Lobby, Unveiling of Latino and
Latina Student Fellowship Bulletin Board

October 1st: Wilson Chapel,
1:00-2:00pm
Dr. María Teresa Dávila, speaker
Sermon: Our complex and rich relationship to waters 'Physical
water and Spiritual'
Music: Jetro De Silva (ANTS) and Rev. José Nora (Associate Pastor
of Iglesia Bautista Hispano-Americana, Tremont Temple in Boston)

6:15-7:15pm
Dr. Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado (Orlando E. Costas Lectureship)
"Liberation Theology, 'Evangélicos' and the Future of
American Christianity"
7:15 to 8:15pm: Casual reception in the Peck Room following the
lecture.

Other activities/events:
ANTS Cafeteria: Spanish lunch: TBD
ANTS Bookstore: Books of Latino and Latina Theologians

For more information contact:
Ramona: rguadalupe@ants.edu or Jetro: jdasilva@ants.edu

------------------------
Taize Worship
------------------------
Anyone interested in Taize worship? Thursdays @ 8 p.m. starting Sept
26th in the small meditation room downstairs.

TAIZE is a meditative style of worship based on medieval liturgical
tradition. Silence and chanting are integral. We'll also have space
for petitionary prayer.

The Taizé community was started by Roger Louis Schutz-Marsauche
('Brother Roger') in 1940 as a means of living out a faithful
witness to God's love. The Taize community lives in accordance with
Benedictine practices of Ora et Labora (Pray and Work).

Please contact Bill Gural if you would to help in planning this.
781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu.


++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
------------------------
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary,
Stookey's music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His
music has spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his
'60's satire on pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo
records, 'The Wedding Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop
charts in the early '70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage
presence have marked the American musical and cultural scene for almost
half a century, embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing
through song and witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30

Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email concerts@ants.edu with your name,
phone number, and number of tickets requested. We will call you for
credit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

------------------------
Free Women's Health & Environment Conference *** New ***
------------------------
Friday, October 31, from 9 am to 3 pm the 12th Annual Women's Health
conference will be sponsored by the Heinz Family Philanthropies at the
Westin Waterfront Hotel. Online registration is at
www.reginavilla.com/heinz2008.html. Special guests include Nena
Baker, author of "The Body Toxic," Diane MacEachern, author of "The Big
Green Purse," and Nancy Nichols, author of "The Lake Effect." Lunch is
included and there is no registration charge.

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Art Night & Special Event Sept 25th
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Special Art Night Event Coming up:

On Thursday, September 25, in addition to the regular choices, you will
be invited to help in the planning of worship materials for the BGLANTS
"Coming Out" service in October. (Hint: we're going to be putting
together broken pieces/peaces!)

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
- Parking Permits
- Northern Baptist Scholarship
- Book Store News
- Winterim Border Crossing - Information Meetings
- The Rev. W. Irving Monroe, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Morning Worship

Fellowship News:
- SA News: meeting Sept 24th, office hours, tote bags
- SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
- Black Student Fellowship Meetings, Sept 25th & 30th *** New ***
- Thursday UU worship Sept 25th 1:00pm Wilson Chapel *** New ***
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting, Mon Sept 29th
- International Events on Campus *** New ***
- Hispanic Heritage Month *** New ***
- Taize Worship

Other News and Opportunities:
- Prayer Requests
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night & Special Event Sept 25th *** Updated ***

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
------------------------
A reminder that all students need to get their 2008-2009 ID's. If you
are a returning student and indicated that you would use the same
picture as last year, your new ID may already be printed and just
waiting for you to pick it up. Just bring your old ID to the office and
exchange it for your new on. ID's can be obtained in the Registrar's
office during the following hours; Mon, Tues & Wed from 8:30am until 12
noon and Thurs afternoons from 1 to 4. If you are unable to come by
during these hours please contact the registrar's office and
arrangements will be made. Your new ID's are needed to obtain your new
parking tags and to check books out of the library.

------------------------
Parking Permits
------------------------
We are now ready to distribute parking permits. Please stop by the
Building & Ground office during the following times to pick up your
permit...

Mon - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - Noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am - Noon only

Please note that no permits will be given to any student without a NEW
'09 student ID which can be obtained at the Registrar's office.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship
------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship Applications are available in the
Financial Aid Office. Any ABC-MDIV student may apply. Students must
submit a letter of support/endorsement from their home church along with
their application. Application and letter must be returned to the
Financial Aid Office by October 1.

Rev. Roger Spinney will be on campus to interview students Thursday,
October 2, 2008, 9:30 to 4:30.

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

------------------------
Book Store News
------------------------
New, unsold, overstocked textbooks will be returned to publishers
beginning the week of Sept. 22. Make sure you have the texts you need
for the remainder of your course work. If you are purchasing your books
under a budget plan speak to Joyce Simon to make special arrangements to
guarantee that you get the books you need.

------------------------
Winterim Border Crossing - Information Meetings
------------------------
WINTERIM BORDER CROSSING - INFORMATION MEETING
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29th 12 p.m. Small Dining Room

If you are interested in registering for the Border Crossing Trip this
January to the border of Mexico and U.S. it is critical that you attend
one of the two information meetings. The course offered is:

PSYC 659/759W A Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey
Winterim - January 14-23, 2009

This year's Border Crossing trip will take place on the border
between Mexico and the U.S. with the majority of our time being spent in
Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tucson, Arizona. This class will
study the complex issues of immigration, the related issues of global
economics that drive immigration and the implications of the
militarization of the border on those who cross. We shall study multiple
perspectives on immigration with the goal of empowering persons to
address and respond to a critical and divisive issue in our society and
in churches. We will join with the bi-national, non-profit organization
of Borderlinks for our time at the border.

Students need to pre-register with Professor Gill-Austern by September
30th. Applications can be picked up from Jennifer Shaw in the Faculty
Assistant's office in Worcester 105.
Approximate cost is $1600 for trip's expenses. Some scholarship aid
is available. This class fulfills renewal area requirements in FHSP and
GCIM or the Interdepartmental Justice Matters requirement.

------------------------
The Rev. W. Irving Monroe, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
------------------------
The Selection Committee wishes to thank everyone who applied for the
Scholarship this year. Over 30 persons applied and all the applications
were excellent. This made the selection process very difficult.

After careful consideration, the Committee selected two applicants to
receive a scholarship. They are: Heather Lucas and Rasheed Townes. The
Committee wishes everyone who applied good luck in their studies and all
the best for their careers.

------------------------
Morning Worship
------------------------
Morning Worship will continue in Wilson Chapel, 8:15 - 8:45 am, Monday
through Friday all semester. Morning Worship is always different, and
we hope always centering. Join us in the small meditation room on the
ground floor. All are welcome!

If you are interested in leading morning worship throughout the
semester, please email Mary Luti mluti@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA News: meeting Sept 24th, office hours, tote bags
------------------------
The first SA meeting of the year will be next Wednesday, September 24th
from 5-6pm in Upper Noyes. Come hear about some of the things in store
this year. If there is anything you would like on the agenda, please
email sa@ants.edu by next Monday, the 22nd.

Office Hours and Tote Bags:

This semester, SA officers will observe the following office hours:
Monday 1-2 (Morgan)
Tuesday 12-1 (Liz GB), 4-5 (Ruth)
Wednesday 4-5 (Rasheed)
Thursday TBA
Friday 12-1 (Liz M)

This year the SA is giving tote bags to all ANTS community members. If
you have not gotten yours yet, please stop by the office during one of
our office hours. If that does not work for you, email us at sa@ants.edu
to schedule another time.

------------------------
SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
------------------------
Due to the treasury difficulties during the 2007-2008 school year, the
Student Association will reimburse student fellowship expenses from that
year.

If you have an outstanding expense you would like reimbursed for, you
need to fill out a reimbursement form (found on the SA Connect page) and
send it to Rasheed Townes, our Treasurer. Please include a copy of the
receipt.

We will take reimbursement requests until October 10, 2008. Any
requests after this will NOT be taken. After this date, the 2007-2008
books will be closed.

Requests can be put in the SA mailbox on campus, #3, or delivered to an
officer during office hours. If you have any questions, please contact
the SA at sa@ants.edu. Thank you.

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship Meetings, Sept 25th & 30th *** New ***
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship will be holding its first meetings of the
school year this Thursday (9/25) and next Tuesday (9/30) from 12-1 in
the cafeteria. We will discuss our worship, event and fellowship
calendar and spend time getting to know each other. Please contact
Ngozi Robinson @ ngozi@ngozitr.com if you have any questions.

------------------------
Thursday UU worship Sept 25th 1:00pm Wilson Chapel *** New ***
------------------------
Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday at 1pm in Wilson Chapel. Our
service will be led by Leslie Becknell Marx, preaching on "Peace is Our
Profession". Come to consider how and if peace is your profession in
ministry. We will also have time to share our joys and sorrows as a
community and send our blessings to our many colleagues headed to see
the Ministerial Fellowship Committee this week (one of whom is
Leslie!).

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting
------------------------
Mark Hemenway of New England Prison Ministries will be visiting Monday
Sept. 29 at 5:30 for dinner and conversation in the dining room.
Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Shalom.

------------------------
International Events on Campus *** New ***
------------------------
The whole Andover Newton community is warmly invited to participate in
the following international events on campus:

Tuesdays - starting October 7th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
INTERNATIONAL LUNCH
ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room

Fridays - October 3rd, November 7th, February 27th, April 3rd, May 1st
FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHT AND POT LOCK DINNER
Wilson Chapel

Friday - January 30th, 2009
MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Meeting House

Our first pot lock dinner on Friday, October 3rd at 5:00-8:00 PM will
be followed by a German movie night. Micha Kuppler (MA exchange student
from Germany) invites you to watch: "The Miracle of Bern". Please,
bring your family and friends and a dish to pass.

Questions? Contact Aga Cram - acram@ants.edu, phone: 617-964-1100, ext.
0

------------------------
Hispanic Heritage Month *** New ***
------------------------
The Latino and Latina Student Fellowship at Andover Newton Theological
School invites you to
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: September 15th - October 15th

September 25th: 12:00-1:30pm, Peck Room, Latino and Latina Student
Fellowship (all BTI Students are welcome)
September 30th - 12:00pm: Worcester Hall Lobby, Unveiling of Latino and
Latina Student Fellowship Bulletin Board

October 1st: Wilson Chapel,
1:00-2:00pm
Dr. María Teresa Dávila, speaker
Sermon: Our complex and rich relationship to waters 'Physical
water and Spiritual'
Music: Jetro De Silva (ANTS) and Rev. José Nora (Associate Pastor
of Iglesia Bautista Hispano-Americana, Tremont Temple in Boston)

6:15-7:15pm
Dr. Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado (Orlando E. Costas Lectureship)
"Liberation Theology, 'Evangélicos' and the Future of
American Christianity"

Other activities/events:
ANTS Cafeteria: Spanish lunch: TBD
ANTS Bookstore: Books of Latino and Latina Theologians

For more information contact:
Ramona: rguadalupe@ants.edu or Jetro: jdasilva@ants.edu

------------------------
Taize Worship
------------------------
Anyone interested in Taize worship? Thursdays @ 8 p.m. starting Sept
26th in the small meditation room downstairs.

TAIZE is a meditative style of worship based on medieval liturgical
tradition. Silence and chanting are integral. We'll also have space
for petitionary prayer.

The Taizé community was started by Roger Louis Schutz-Marsauche
('Brother Roger') in 1940 as a means of living out a faithful
witness to God's love. The Taize community lives in accordance with
Benedictine practices of Ora et Labora (Pray and Work).

Please contact Bill Gural if you would to help in planning this.
781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu.


++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Prayer Requests
------------------------
Incoming student Ian Mulvaney has been hospitalized and will not be
able to join us this fall. I just spoke to him and he is in good
spirits, but understandably disappointed not to be here with us! He
asked that we keep him in our thoughts and prayers. He will join us for
the spring semester.
Thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Some very close friends of ours lost their baby just days before she
was scheduled to deliver. Please keep Danielle and Mike and their
family in your prayers and thoughts.
Thank you,
peace,
Tom O'Brien
Jeremiah 20:9

------------------------
Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
------------------------
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary,
Stookey's music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His
music has spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his
'60's satire on pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo
records, 'The Wedding Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop
charts in the early '70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage
presence have marked the American musical and cultural scene for almost
half a century, embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing
through song and witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30

Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email concerts@ants.edu with your name,
phone number, and number of tickets requested. We will call you for
credit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Art Night & Special Event Sept 25th *** Updated ***
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Special Art Night Event Coming up:

On Thursday, September 25, in addition to the regular choices, you will
be invited to help in the planning of worship materials for the BGLANTS
"Coming Out" service in October. (Hint: we're going to be putting
together broken pieces/peaces!)

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
- Parking Permits
- Northern Baptist Scholarship
- Book Store News *** Updated ***
- Winterim Border Crossing - Information Meetings *** New ***
- CPE Fair, Sept 24th
- The Rev. W. Irving Monroe, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund *** New ***
- Morning Worship

Fellowship News:
- SA News: meeting Sept 24th, office hours, tote bags
- SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting, Mon Sept 29th
- Taize Worship *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Prayer Requests *** New ***
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night & Special Event Sept 25th *** Updated ***

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
------------------------
A reminder that all students need to get their 2008-2009 ID's. If you
are a returning student and indicated that you would use the same
picture as last year, your new ID may already be printed and just
waiting for you to pick it up. Just bring your old ID to the office and
exchange it for your new on. ID's can be obtained in the Registrar's
office during the following hours; Mon, Tues & Wed from 8:30am until 12
noon and Thurs afternoons from 1 to 4. If you are unable to come by
during these hours please contact the registrar's office and
arrangements will be made. Your new ID's are needed to obtain your new
parking tags and to check books out of the library.

------------------------
Parking Permits
------------------------
We are now ready to distribute parking permits. Please stop by the
Building & Ground office during the following times to pick up your
permit...

Mon - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - Noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am - Noon only

Please note that no permits will be given to any student without a NEW
'09 student ID which can be obtained at the Registrar's office.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship
------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship Applications are available in the
Financial Aid Office. Any ABC-MDIV student may apply. Students must
submit a letter of support/endorsement from their home church along with
their application. Application and letter must be returned to the
Financial Aid Office by October 1.

Rev. Roger Spinney will be on campus to interview students Thursday,
October 2, 2008, 9:30 to 4:30.

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

------------------------
Book Store News *** Updated ***
------------------------
New, unsold, overstocked textbooks will be returned to publishers
beginning the week of Sept. 22. Make sure you have the texts you need
for the remainder of your course work. If you are purchasing your books
under a budget plan speak to Joyce Simon to make special arrangements to
guarantee that you get the books you need.

------------------------
Winterim Border Crossing - Information Meetings *** New ***
------------------------
WINTERIM BORDER CROSSING - INFORMATION MEETING
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 24th or MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29th 12 p.m. Small
Dining Room

If you are interested in registering for the Border Crossing Trip this
January to the border of Mexico and U.S. it is critical that you attend
one of the two information meetings. The course offered is:

PSYC 659/759W A Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey
Winterim - January 14-23, 2009

This year's Border Crossing trip will take place on the border
between Mexico and the U.S. with the majority of our time being spent in
Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tucson, Arizona. This class will
study the complex issues of immigration, the related issues of global
economics that drive immigration and the implications of the
militarization of the border on those who cross. We shall study multiple
perspectives on immigration with the goal of empowering persons to
address and respond to a critical and divisive issue in our society and
in churches. We will join with the bi-national, non-profit organization
of Borderlinks for our time at the border.

Students need to pre-register with Professor Gill-Austern by September
30th. Applications can be picked up from Jennifer Shaw in the Faculty
Assistant's office in Worcester 105.
Approximate cost is $1600 for trip's expenses. Some scholarship aid
is available. This class fulfills renewal area requirements in FHSP and
GCIM or the Interdepartmental Justice Matters requirement.


------------------------
CPE Fair, September 24th
------------------------
CPE Fair: On Wednesday, September 24, 2008, ANTS will host a CPE Fair
in the Meeting House from 11:00am -1:00pm. Supervisors from all over
New England will be present to share information about their programs
and to meet with students. They will offer a short program to explain
the benefits, requirements and educational process of Clinical Pastoral
Education. Now is the time to begin making plans for 2009 summer and
2008-09 extended units. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more
about this exciting and challenging aspect of your theological
education!

Best Wishes,
Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for
Contextual and Continuing Education
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
jwalker@ants.edu

------------------------
The Rev. W. Irving Monroe, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund *** New ***
------------------------
The Selection Committee wishes to thank everyone who applied for the
Scholarship this year. Over 30 persons applied and all the applications
were excellent. This made the selection process very difficult.

After careful consideration, the Committee selected two applicants to
receive a scholarship. They are: Heather Lucas and Rasheed Townes. The
Committee wishes everyone who applied good luck in their studies and all
the best for their careers.

------------------------
Morning Worship
------------------------
Morning Worship will continue in Wilson Chapel, 8:15 - 8:45 am, Monday
through Friday all semester. Morning Worship is always different, and
we hope always centering. Join us in the small meditation room on the
ground floor. All are welcome!

Yes, there WILL be Morning Worship on Community Day, Tuesday Sept. 23!

If you are interested in leading morning worship throughout the
semester, please email Mary Luti mluti@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA News: meeting Sept 24th, office hours, tote bags
------------------------
The first SA meeting of the year will be next Wednesday, September 24th
from 5-6pm in Upper Noyes. Come hear about some of the things in store
this year. If there is anything you would like on the agenda, please
email sa@ants.edu by next Monday, the 22nd.

Office Hours and Tote Bags:

This semester, SA officers will observe the following office hours:
Monday 1-2 (Morgan)
Tuesday 12-1 (Liz GB), 4-5 (Ruth)
Wednesday 4-5 (Rasheed)
Thursday TBA
Friday 12-1 (Liz M)

This year the SA is giving tote bags to all ANTS community members. If
you have not gotten yours yet, please stop by the office during one of
our office hours. If that does not work for you, email us at sa@ants.edu
to schedule another time.

------------------------
SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
------------------------
Due to the treasury difficulties during the 2007-2008 school year, the
Student Association will reimburse student fellowship expenses from that
year.

If you have an outstanding expense you would like reimbursed for, you
need to fill out a reimbursement form (found on the SA Connect page) and
send it to Rasheed Townes, our Treasurer. Please include a copy of the
receipt.

We will take reimbursement requests until October 10, 2008. Any
requests after this will NOT be taken. After this date, the 2007-2008
books will be closed.

Requests can be put in the SA mailbox on campus, #3, or delivered to an
officer during office hours. If you have any questions, please contact
the SA at sa@ants.edu. Thank you.

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting
------------------------
Mark Hemenway of New England Prison Ministries will be visiting Monday
Sept. 29 at 5:30 for dinner and conversation in the dining room.
Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Shalom.

------------------------
Taize Worship *** New ***
------------------------
Anyone interested in Taize worship?

Thursdays @ 8 p.m. starting Sept 26th in the small meditation room
downstairs.

TAIZE is a meditative style of worship based on medieval liturgical
tradition. Silence and chanting are integral. We'll also have space
for petitionary prayer.

The Taizé community was started by Roger Louis Schutz-Marsauche
('Brother Roger') in 1940 as a means of living out a faithful
witness to God's love. The Taize community lives in accordance with
Benedictine practices of Ora et Labora (Pray and Work).

Please contact Bill Gural if you would to help in planning this.
781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu.


++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Prayer Requests *** New ***
------------------------
Incoming student Ian Mulvaney has been hospitalized and will not be
able to join us this fall. I just spoke to him and he is in good
spirits, but understandably disappointed not to be here with us! He
asked that we keep him in our thoughts and prayers. He will join us for
the spring semester.
Thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Some very close friends of ours lost their baby just days before she
was scheduled to deliver. Please keep Danielle and Mike and their
family in your prayers and thoughts.
Thank you,
peace,
Tom O'Brien
Jeremiah 20:9

------------------------
Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
------------------------
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary,
Stookey's music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His
music has spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his
'60's satire on pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo
records, 'The Wedding Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop
charts in the early '70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage
presence have marked the American musical and cultural scene for almost
half a century, embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing
through song and witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30

Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email concerts@ants.edu with your name,
phone number, and number of tickets requested. We will call you for
credit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Art Night & Special Event Sept 25th *** Updated ***
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Special Art Night Event Coming up:

On Thursday, September 25, in addition to the regular choices, you will
be invited to help in the planning of worship materials for the BGLANTS
"Coming Out" service in October. (Hint: we're going to be putting
together broken pieces/peaces!)

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Monday, September 22, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, September 22nd, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
- Parking Permits
- Northern Baptist Scholarship
- Book Store News *** Updated ***
- Winterim Border Crossing - Information Meetings *** New ***
- CPE Fair, Sept 24th
- The Rev. W. Irving Monroe, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund *** New ***
- Morning Worship

Fellowship News:
- SA News: meeting Sept 24th, office hours, tote bags
- SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting, Mon Sept 29th
- Taize Worship *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Prayer Requests *** New ***
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night & Special Event Sept 25th *** Updated ***

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
------------------------
A reminder that all students need to get their 2008-2009 ID's. If you
are a returning student and indicated that you would use the same
picture as last year, your new ID may already be printed and just
waiting for you to pick it up. Just bring your old ID to the office and
exchange it for your new on. ID's can be obtained in the Registrar's
office during the following hours; Mon, Tues & Wed from 8:30am until 12
noon and Thurs afternoons from 1 to 4. If you are unable to come by
during these hours please contact the registrar's office and
arrangements will be made. Your new ID's are needed to obtain your new
parking tags and to check books out of the library.

------------------------
Parking Permits
------------------------
We are now ready to distribute parking permits. Please stop by the
Building & Ground office during the following times to pick up your
permit...

Mon - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - Noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am - Noon only

Please note that no permits will be given to any student without a NEW
'09 student ID which can be obtained at the Registrar's office.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship
------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship Applications are available in the
Financial Aid Office. Any ABC-MDIV student may apply. Students must
submit a letter of support/endorsement from their home church along with
their application. Application and letter must be returned to the
Financial Aid Office by October 1.

Rev. Roger Spinney will be on campus to interview students Thursday,
October 2, 2008, 9:30 to 4:30.

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

------------------------
Book Store News *** Updated ***
------------------------
New, unsold, overstocked textbooks will be returned to publishers
beginning the week of Sept. 22. Make sure you have the texts you need
for the remainder of your course work. If you are purchasing your books
under a budget plan speak to Joyce Simon to make special arrangements to
guarantee that you get the books you need.

------------------------
Winterim Border Crossing - Information Meetings *** New ***
------------------------
WINTERIM BORDER CROSSING - INFORMATION MEETING
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 24th or MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29th 12 p.m. Small
Dining Room

If you are interested in registering for the Border Crossing Trip this
January to the border of Mexico and U.S. it is critical that you attend
one of the two information meetings. The course offered is:

PSYC 659/759W A Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey
Winterim - January 14-23, 2009

This year's Border Crossing trip will take place on the border
between Mexico and the U.S. with the majority of our time being spent in
Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tucson, Arizona. This class will
study the complex issues of immigration, the related issues of global
economics that drive immigration and the implications of the
militarization of the border on those who cross. We shall study multiple
perspectives on immigration with the goal of empowering persons to
address and respond to a critical and divisive issue in our society and
in churches. We will join with the bi-national, non-profit organization
of Borderlinks for our time at the border.

Students need to pre-register with Professor Gill-Austern by September
30th. Applications can be picked up from Jennifer Shaw in the Faculty
Assistant's office in Worcester 105.
Approximate cost is $1600 for trip's expenses. Some scholarship aid
is available. This class fulfills renewal area requirements in FHSP and
GCIM or the Interdepartmental Justice Matters requirement.


------------------------
CPE Fair, September 24th
------------------------
CPE Fair: On Wednesday, September 24, 2008, ANTS will host a CPE Fair
in the Meeting House from 11:00am -1:00pm. Supervisors from all over
New England will be present to share information about their programs
and to meet with students. They will offer a short program to explain
the benefits, requirements and educational process of Clinical Pastoral
Education. Now is the time to begin making plans for 2009 summer and
2008-09 extended units. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more
about this exciting and challenging aspect of your theological
education!

Best Wishes,
Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for
Contextual and Continuing Education
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
jwalker@ants.edu

------------------------
The Rev. W. Irving Monroe, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund *** New ***
------------------------
The Selection Committee wishes to thank everyone who applied for the
Scholarship this year. Over 30 persons applied and all the applications
were excellent. This made the selection process very difficult.

After careful consideration, the Committee selected two applicants to
receive a scholarship. They are: Heather Lucas and Rasheed Townes. The
Committee wishes everyone who applied good luck in their studies and all
the best for their careers.

------------------------
Morning Worship
------------------------
Morning Worship will continue in Wilson Chapel, 8:15 - 8:45 am, Monday
through Friday all semester. Morning Worship is always different, and
we hope always centering. Join us in the small meditation room on the
ground floor. All are welcome!

Yes, there WILL be Morning Worship on Community Day, Tuesday Sept. 23!

If you are interested in leading morning worship throughout the
semester, please email Mary Luti mluti@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
SA News: meeting Sept 24th, office hours, tote bags
------------------------
The first SA meeting of the year will be next Wednesday, September 24th
from 5-6pm in Upper Noyes. Come hear about some of the things in store
this year. If there is anything you would like on the agenda, please
email sa@ants.edu by next Monday, the 22nd.

Office Hours and Tote Bags:

This semester, SA officers will observe the following office hours:
Monday 1-2 (Morgan)
Tuesday 12-1 (Liz GB), 4-5 (Ruth)
Wednesday 4-5 (Rasheed)
Thursday TBA
Friday 12-1 (Liz M)

This year the SA is giving tote bags to all ANTS community members. If
you have not gotten yours yet, please stop by the office during one of
our office hours. If that does not work for you, email us at sa@ants.edu
to schedule another time.

------------------------
SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
------------------------
Due to the treasury difficulties during the 2007-2008 school year, the
Student Association will reimburse student fellowship expenses from that
year.

If you have an outstanding expense you would like reimbursed for, you
need to fill out a reimbursement form (found on the SA Connect page) and
send it to Rasheed Townes, our Treasurer. Please include a copy of the
receipt.

We will take reimbursement requests until October 10, 2008. Any
requests after this will NOT be taken. After this date, the 2007-2008
books will be closed.

Requests can be put in the SA mailbox on campus, #3, or delivered to an
officer during office hours. If you have any questions, please contact
the SA at sa@ants.edu. Thank you.

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting
------------------------
Mark Hemenway of New England Prison Ministries will be visiting Monday
Sept. 29 at 5:30 for dinner and conversation in the dining room.
Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Shalom.

------------------------
Taize Worship *** New ***
------------------------
Anyone interested in Taize worship?

Thursdays @ 8 p.m. starting Sept 26th in the small meditation room
downstairs.

TAIZE is a meditative style of worship based on medieval liturgical
tradition. Silence and chanting are integral. We'll also have space
for petitionary prayer.

The Taizé community was started by Roger Louis Schutz-Marsauche
('Brother Roger') in 1940 as a means of living out a faithful
witness to God's love. The Taize community lives in accordance with
Benedictine practices of Ora et Labora (Pray and Work).

Please contact Bill Gural if you would to help in planning this.
781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu.


++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Prayer Requests *** New ***
------------------------
Incoming student Ian Mulvaney has been hospitalized and will not be
able to join us this fall. I just spoke to him and he is in good
spirits, but understandably disappointed not to be here with us! He
asked that we keep him in our thoughts and prayers. He will join us for
the spring semester.
Thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Some very close friends of ours lost their baby just days before she
was scheduled to deliver. Please keep Danielle and Mike and their
family in your prayers and thoughts.
Thank you,
peace,
Tom O'Brien
Jeremiah 20:9

------------------------
Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
------------------------
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary,
Stookey's music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His
music has spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his
'60's satire on pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo
records, 'The Wedding Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop
charts in the early '70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage
presence have marked the American musical and cultural scene for almost
half a century, embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing
through song and witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30

Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email concerts@ants.edu with your name,
phone number, and number of tickets requested. We will call you for
credit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Art Night & Special Event Sept 25th *** Updated ***
------------------------
Art Night is a drop-in open studio opportunity to explore art in a
safe, no rules atmosphere. We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in
the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials provided. Fun,
fellowship and theological reflection. Free will donation.

Special Art Night Event Coming up:

On Thursday, September 25, in addition to the regular choices, you will
be invited to help in the planning of worship materials for the BGLANTS
"Coming Out" service in October. (Hint: we're going to be putting
together broken pieces/peaces!)

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Friday, September 19, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, September 19th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
- Parking Permits
- Northern Baptist Scholarship
- Book Store News *** Updated ***
- Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 23! Need Blankets *** Updated ***
- CPE Fair, Sept 24th
- Morning Worship *** New ***

Fellowship News:
- Journeys on the Hill, inter-faith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College
- SA News: meeting Sept 24th, office hours, tote bags
- SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting, Mon Sept 29th
- ANTS Gardens--Please Be Respectful

Other News and Opportunities:
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
- Ordination and Installation News
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
------------------------
A reminder that all students need to get their 2008-2009 ID's. If you
are a returning student and indicated that you would use the same
picture as last year, your new ID may already be printed and just
waiting for you to pick it up. Just bring your old ID to the office and
exchange it for your new on. ID's can be obtained in the Registrar's
office during the following hours; Mon, Tues & Wed from 8:30am until 12
noon and Thurs afternoons from 1 to 4. If you are unable to come by
during these hours please contact the registrar's office and
arrangements will be made. Your new ID's are needed to obtain your new
parking tags and to check books out of the library.

------------------------
Parking Permits
------------------------
We are now ready to distribute parking permits. Please stop by the
Building & Ground office during the following times to pick up your
permit...

Mon - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - Noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am - Noon only

Please note that no permits will be given to any student without a NEW
'09 student ID which can be obtained at the Registrar's office.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship
------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship Applications are available in the
Financial Aid Office. Any ABC-MDIV student may apply. Students must
submit a letter of support/endorsement from their home church along with
their application. Application and letter must be returned to the
Financial Aid Office by October 1.

Rev. Roger Spinney will be on campus to interview students Thursday,
October 2, 2008, 9:30 to 4:30.

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

------------------------
Book Store News *** Updated ***
------------------------
New, unsold, overstocked textbooks will be returned to publishers
beginning the week of Sept. 22. Make sure you have the texts you need
for the remainder of your course work. If you are purchasing your books
under a budget plan speak to Joyce Simon to make special arrangements to
guarantee that you get the books you need.

------------------------
Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 23! Need Blankets *** Updated ***
------------------------
Community Day is nearly upon us! Mark your calendars for Tuesday,
Sept. 23 and plan to join us. For those of you who are new to the
community, on Community Day we close down classes for the day and go to
learn and do community service work off the hill. Faculty, staff,
deans, and the President all go together! We will be in small teams
heading off to various areas around Boston. This is an excellent way to
spend some out-of-classroom time with faculty and staff, as we all "roll
up our sleeves" for our neighbors in the greater Boston area. The day
will begin with a morning worship service in the Wilson sanctuary, and
end with a reflection once we're all back on campus. Sack lunches will
be provided for all.

This year one team will be going to build a Habitat for Humanity house.
In order to do this we need to raise $750 to cover the building
materials we need that day. If you would like to contribute to this
cost please get a check to me made out to "Habitat for Humanity."

*** Update *** One of the Community Day teams will be working with the
Eastern Service Workers Association, a group that helps low income
workers with everything from food to free legal advice. They are
collecting blankets for people who will be cold this winter. If you
have extra blankets you don't need, please bring them to the worship
service on Community Day at 9:30 a.m. You are welcome to attend worship
even if you can't join a team for the day. If you have extra blankets
but can't join us on Community Day, please drop them off at my office
(Worcester 104). And please also remember that we have a food pantry on
campus, in Upper Noyes, to help support student budgets. We always need
donations there as well.

9:30am-10:00am Worship Service, Wilson Sanctuary
10:00am-10:45 am Introduction to the Day (Nancy
Nienhuis)
10:45am-11:00am Pick up sack Lunches

11:00am-11:30pm Travel to work sites
11:30pm-12:30pm Work at sites
12:30 pm Lunch and Learning at Sites
1:30pm-4:30pm More work at sites

4:30pm-5:00pm Return to Andover Newton (meet on the quad)

You can begin signing up for Community Day now. Just send me an email
and let me know if you have any particular needs or restrictions. Come
for whatever part of the day you can. FYI, we go rain or shine!

Let me know if you have questions,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
CPE Fair, September 24th
------------------------
CPE Fair: On Wednesday, September 24, 2008, ANTS will host a CPE Fair
in the Meeting House from 11:00am -1:00pm. Supervisors from all over
New England will be present to share information about their programs
and to meet with students. They will offer a short program to explain
the benefits, requirements and educational process of Clinical Pastoral
Education. Now is the time to begin making plans for 2009 summer and
2008-09 extended units. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more
about this exciting and challenging aspect of your theological
education!

Best Wishes,
Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for
Contextual and Continuing Education
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
jwalker@ants.edu

------------------------
Morning Worship *** New ***
------------------------
Morning Worship will continue in Wilson Chapel, 8:15 - 8:45 am, Monday
through Friday all semester. Morning Worship is always different, and
we hope always centering. Join us in the small meditation room on the
ground floor. All are welcome!

Yes, there WILL be Morning Worship on Community Day, Tuesday Sept. 23!

If you are interested in leading morning worship throughout the
semester, please email Mary Luti mluti@ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill, inter-faith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College
------------------------
Opportunity to apply to participate in year-long monthly InterFaith
Learning Groups:
A particularly meaningful way to become involved is to participate in
an ongoing dedicated Interfaith Learning Group. This year we will have
two or three groups with ten students in each group, five from ANTS and
five from HC. These groups meet about six times to eight times per year
for evening meetings of three hours during which the members share a
meal and discuss topics of mutual interest, providing opportunities for
deeper and more intimate exchanges on matters of importance to the
religious traditions of the participants. Each participant plans and
facilitates one meeting with a partner from the other school. Students
who participate report that the connections made and the in-depth
learning will carry forward into their ministries.

To ensure a balance of backgrounds and commitment to the process, we
request that anyone interested complete an application by September 23,
2008. Groups will begin in October.

To apply for the Interfaith Learning Group, please complete the online
application by clicking on this link:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ylLrEAaGaI1mq0oCevV7hA_3d_3d

------------------------
SA News: meeting Sept 24th, office hours, tote bags
------------------------
The first SA meeting of the year will be next Wednesday, September 24th
from 5-6pm in Upper Noyes. Come hear about some of the things in store
this year. If there is anything you would like on the agenda, please
email sa@ants.edu by next Monday, the 22nd.

Office Hours and Tote Bags:

This semester, SA officers will observe the following office hours:
Monday 1-2 (Morgan)
Tuesday 12-1 (Liz GB), 4-5 (Ruth)
Wednesday 4-5 (Rasheed)
Thursday TBA
Friday 12-1 (Liz M)

This year the SA is giving tote bags to all ANTS community members. If
you have not gotten yours yet, please stop by the office during one of
our office hours. If that does not work for you, email us at sa@ants.edu
to schedule another time.

------------------------
SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
------------------------
Due to the treasury difficulties during the 2007-2008 school year, the
Student Association will reimburse student fellowship expenses from that
year.

If you have an outstanding expense you would like reimbursed for, you
need to fill out a reimbursement form (found on the SA Connect page) and
send it to Rasheed Townes, our Treasurer. Please include a copy of the
receipt.

We will take reimbursement requests until October 10, 2008. Any
requests after this will NOT be taken. After this date, the 2007-2008
books will be closed.

Requests can be put in the SA mailbox on campus, #3, or delivered to an
officer during office hours. If you have any questions, please contact
the SA at sa@ants.edu. Thank you.

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting
------------------------
Mark Hemenway of New England Prison Ministries will be visiting Monday
Sept. 29 at 5:30 for dinner and conversation in the dining room.
Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Shalom.

------------------------
ANTS Gardens--Please Be Respectful
------------------------
As many of you know, students this summer had the opportunity to have
garden space on campus (behind Davis Hall). This is the time of year
when we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor. unfortunately, some of us
have had produce go missing. Please be respectful and DO NOT glean from
the student gardens. If you are in need of food, please use the food
pantry, located in the kitchen of Upper Noyes. Gardeners will place any
extra produce there.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
------------------------
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary,
Stookey's music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His
music has spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his
'60's satire on pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo
records, 'The Wedding Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop
charts in the early '70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage
presence have marked the American musical and cultural scene for almost
half a century, embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing
through song and witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30

Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email concerts@ants.edu with your name,
phone number, and number of tickets requested. We will call you for
credit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

------------------------
Ordination and Installation News
------------------------
Ann Aaberg. Ordained on Sunday, September 21 at 3pm
Location: North Community Church UCC
Marshfield Hills, MA
aaaberg@aaberginc.com.

Irvin Morgan: Ordained on September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm.
Location: Myrtle Baptist Church (ABC)
21 Curve Street
West Newton, MA

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

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

We meet every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.

All materials provided. Fun, fellowship and theological reflection.
Free will donation.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, September 18th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Registrar Updates:
- Tomorrow, September 19 is the deadline for Add/Drop and Pass/Fail
forms. *** New ***
- Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
- Parking Permits
- Morning Worship Begins This Week
- Northern Baptist Scholarship
- Book Store News *** Updated ***
- Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 23! Need Blankets *** Updated ***
- CPE Fair, Sept 24th

Fellowship News:
- Journeys on the Hill, inter-faith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College
- SA News: meeting Sept 24th, office hours, tote bags
- SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting, Mon Sept 29th
- ANTS Gardens--Please Be Respectful

Other News and Opportunities:
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
- Prayers for Christina Findlay
- Lost and Found
- Ordination and Installation News
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night
- National Do Not Call List *** New ***

++++++++++++++++
Academic:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Registrar Updates:
------------------------
Tomorrow, September 19 is the deadline for Add/Drop and Pass/Fail
forms. *** New ***

------------------------
Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
------------------------
A reminder that all students need to get their 2008-2009 ID's. If you
are a returning student and indicated that you would use the same
picture as last year, your new ID may already be printed and just
waiting for you to pick it up. Just bring your old ID to the office and
exchange it for your new on. ID's can be obtained in the Registrar's
office during the following hours; Mon, Tues & Wed from 8:30am until 12
noon and Thurs afternoons from 1 to 4. If you are unable to come by
during these hours please contact the registrar's office and
arrangements will be made. Your new ID's are needed to obtain your new
parking tags and to check books out of the library.

------------------------
Parking Permits
------------------------
We are now ready to distribute parking permits. Please stop by the
Building & Ground office during the following times to pick up your
permit...

Mon - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - Noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am - Noon only

Please note that no permits will be given to any student without a NEW
'09 student ID which can be obtained at the Registrar's office.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Morning Worship Begins This Week
------------------------
Morning Worship will begin in Wilson Chapel on Monday, September 15 at
8:15 am. Morning Worship is always different, and we hope always
centering. Join us in the small meditation room on the ground floor,
Monday through Friday all semester.
All are welcome!

If you are interested in leading morning worship throughout the
semester, please email Mary Luti mluti@ants.edu

------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship
------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship Applications are available in the
Financial Aid Office. Any ABC-MDIV student may apply. Students must
submit a letter of support/endorsement from their home church along with
their application. Application and letter must be returned to the
Financial Aid Office by October 1.

Rev. Roger Spinney will be on campus to interview students Thursday,
October 2, 2008, 9:30 to 4:30.

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

------------------------
Book Store News *** Updated ***
------------------------
Buyback of used textbooks has been extended to Friday, Sept. 19.
After that date, no more used texts will be purchased from the current
list of books.

New, unsold, overstocked textbooks will be returned to publishers
beginning the week of Sept. 22. Make sure you have the texts you need
for the remainder of your course work. If you are purchasing your books
under a budget plan speak to Joyce Simon to make special arrangements to
guarantee that you get the books you need.

------------------------
Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 23! Need Blankets *** Updated ***
------------------------
Community Day is nearly upon us! Mark your calendars for Tuesday,
Sept. 23 and plan to join us. For those of you who are new to the
community, on Community Day we close down classes for the day and go to
learn and do community service work off the hill. Faculty, staff,
deans, and the President all go together! We will be in small teams
heading off to various areas around Boston. This is an excellent way to
spend some out-of-classroom time with faculty and staff, as we all "roll
up our sleeves" for our neighbors in the greater Boston area. The day
will begin with a morning worship service in the Wilson sanctuary, and
end with a reflection once we're all back on campus. Sack lunches will
be provided for all.

This year one team will be going to build a Habitat for Humanity house.
In order to do this we need to raise $750 to cover the building
materials we need that day. If you would like to contribute to this
cost please get a check to me made out to "Habitat for Humanity."

*** Update *** One of the Community Day teams will be working with the
Eastern Service Workers Association, a group that helps low income
workers with everything from food to free legal advice. They are
collecting blankets for people who will be cold this winter. If you
have extra blankets you don't need, please bring them to the worship
service on Community Day at 9:30 a.m. You are welcome to attend worship
even if you can't join a team for the day. If you have extra blankets
but can't join us on Community Day, please drop them off at my office
(Worcester 104). And please also remember that we have a food pantry on
campus, in Upper Noyes, to help support student budgets. We always need
donations there as well.

9:30am-10:00am Worship Service, Wilson Sanctuary
10:00am-10:45 am Introduction to the Day (Nancy
Nienhuis)
10:45am-11:00am Pick up sack Lunches

11:00am-11:30pm Travel to work sites
11:30pm-12:30pm Work at sites
12:30 pm Lunch and Learning at Sites
1:30pm-4:30pm More work at sites

4:30pm-5:00pm Return to Andover Newton (meet on the quad)

You can begin signing up for Community Day now. Just send me an email
and let me know if you have any particular needs or restrictions. Come
for whatever part of the day you can. FYI, we go rain or shine!

Let me know if you have questions,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
CPE Fair, September 24th
------------------------
CPE Fair: On Wednesday, September 24, 2008, ANTS will host a CPE Fair
in the Meeting House from 11:00am -1:00pm. Supervisors from all over
New England will be present to share information about their programs
and to meet with students. They will offer a short program to explain
the benefits, requirements and educational process of Clinical Pastoral
Education. Now is the time to begin making plans for 2009 summer and
2008-09 extended units. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more
about this exciting and challenging aspect of your theological
education!

Best Wishes,
Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for
Contextual and Continuing Education
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
jwalker@ants.edu


++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill, inter-faith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College
------------------------
Opportunity to apply to participate in year-long monthly InterFaith
Learning Groups:
A particularly meaningful way to become involved is to participate in
an ongoing dedicated Interfaith Learning Group. This year we will have
two or three groups with ten students in each group, five from ANTS and
five from HC. These groups meet about six times to eight times per year
for evening meetings of three hours during which the members share a
meal and discuss topics of mutual interest, providing opportunities for
deeper and more intimate exchanges on matters of importance to the
religious traditions of the participants. Each participant plans and
facilitates one meeting with a partner from the other school. Students
who participate report that the connections made and the in-depth
learning will carry forward into their ministries.

To ensure a balance of backgrounds and commitment to the process, we
request that anyone interested complete an application by September 23,
2008. Groups will begin in October.

To apply for the Interfaith Learning Group, please complete the online
application by clicking on this link:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ylLrEAaGaI1mq0oCevV7hA_3d_3d

------------------------
SA News: meeting Sept 24th, office hours, tote bags
------------------------
The first SA meeting of the year will be next Wednesday, September 24th
from 5-6pm in Upper Noyes. Come hear about some of the things in store
this year. If there is anything you would like on the agenda, please
email sa@ants.edu by next Monday, the 22nd.

Office Hours and Tote Bags:

This semester, SA officers will observe the following office hours:
Monday 1-2 (Morgan)
Tuesday 12-1 (Liz GB), 4-5 (Ruth)
Wednesday 4-5 (Rasheed)
Thursday TBA
Friday 12-1 (Liz M)

This year the SA is giving tote bags to all ANTS community members. If
you have not gotten yours yet, please stop by the office during one of
our office hours. If that does not work for you, email us at sa@ants.edu
to schedule another time.

------------------------
SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy
------------------------
Due to the treasury difficulties during the 2007-2008 school year, the
Student Association will reimburse student fellowship expenses from that
year.

If you have an outstanding expense you would like reimbursed for, you
need to fill out a reimbursement form (found on the SA Connect page) and
send it to Rasheed Townes, our Treasurer. Please include a copy of the
receipt.

We will take reimbursement requests until October 10, 2008. Any
requests after this will NOT be taken. After this date, the 2007-2008
books will be closed.

Requests can be put in the SA mailbox on campus, #3, or delivered to an
officer during office hours. If you have any questions, please contact
the SA at sa@ants.edu. Thank you.

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting
------------------------
Mark Hemenway of New England Prison Ministries will be visiting Monday
Sept. 29 at 5:30 for dinner and conversation in the dining room.

Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Shalom.

------------------------
ANTS Gardens--Please Be Respectful
------------------------
As many of you know, students this summer had the opportunity to have
garden space on campus (behind Davis Hall). This is the time of year
when we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor. unfortunately, some of us
have had produce go missing. Please be respectful and DO NOT glean from
the student gardens. If you are in need of food, please use the food
pantry, located in the kitchen of Upper Noyes. Gardeners will place any
extra produce there.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
------------------------
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary,
Stookey's music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His
music has spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his
'60's satire on pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo
records, 'The Wedding Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop
charts in the early '70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage
presence have marked the American musical and cultural scene for almost
half a century, embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing
through song and witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30

Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email concerts@ants.edu with your name,
phone number, and number of tickets requested. We will call you for
credit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

------------------------
Prayers for Christina Findlay
------------------------
Recent Andover Newton graduate Chris Findlay is having bypass surgery
on Sept. 24 (next Wednesday). She welcomes your prayers during this
time. She has good support from friends and family. If you would like
to write to Chris you may do so electronically at FAHC.org under
"Patients and Visitors 'welcome.' " She will be at:

Fanny Allen Campus
Fletcher Allen Health Care
790 College Parkway
Colchester, VT 05446

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

------------------------
Lost and Found
------------------------
Someone's left a key purse at the Front Desk here in Dabney. The purse
is black, with flowers on it, and there are 4 keys in the purse.

Thanks,
Front Desk

------------------------
Ordination and Installation News
------------------------
Ann Aaberg. Ordained on Sunday, September 21 at 3pm
Location: North Community Church UCC
Marshfield Hills, MA
aaaberg@aaberginc.com.

Irvin Morgan: Ordained on September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm.
Location: Myrtle Baptist Church (ABC)
21 Curve Street
West Newton, MA

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
We are ALL made in the image of a creating God! A special welcome to
new students and a welcome back to returning students!

Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.

Art Night consists of a group of adult artists ranging in skill level
from complete beginners to professionals who gather to explore a wide
range of visual arts for the purpose of experiencing revelation,
healing, fellowship and fun! Work on class assignments, special
projects you've always wanted to explore, or come and be inspired by
others in the group.

Sometimes there is a learning theme (paper making, mosaic fundamentals,
finger painting, etc.) and sometimes it's completely open ended.
Watch for flyers about workshops each semester on topics like mandala
creation, beginners' manuscript painting techniques, journal making
and collaging.

Many supplies are available (acrylic paint, brushes, water colors,
markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, various kinds of paper, mosaic
supplies and tools, collage papers, paper making materials, some beading
equipment, etc.) or bring your own.

Free will offering for supplies.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

------------------------
National Do Not Call List *** New ***
------------------------
Cellphone numbers are now fair game for telemarketers. If you pay for
calls, you will be charged for these calls. You can add your cellphone
(or home phone) number by calling the National DO NOT CALL List from
your cellphone. That number 888-382-1222. It takes about one minute.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Registrar Updates:
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September
20th
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
- Parking Permits
- Morning Worship Begins This Week
- Northern Baptist Scholarship
- Book Store News: Early closing on Thursday Sept 18 & more
- Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 23! Need Blankets *** Updated ***
- CPE Fair, Sept 24th

Fellowship News:
- Journeys on the Hill, inter-faith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College
- Thursday Chapel - Preaching In the Black Church Tradition
- Episcopal Student Fellowship
- SA News: meeting Sept 24th, office hours, tote bags
- SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy *** New ***
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting, Mon Sept 29th
- ANTS Gardens--Please Be Respectful

Business Office:
- Board Plan Rates for 2008-2009
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office

Other News and Opportunities:
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
- Prayers for Christina Findlay
- News from Texas and Burton's family
- Lost and Found
- Ordination and Installation News
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night

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

- The following courses are closed as of 16-Sept-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
GCIM755: Views of the Messianic Age in Judaism and Christianity
OLDT509: One Love: Intro. to the Hebrew Bible I, Torah and Former
Prophets
P3ETHI719: Social Teachings of the Christian Churches Practitioner
Program
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
PSYC735: [PSYC735/835] Sexuality and Spirituality: Pastoral Counsel.
Pastoral & Congregational Care
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and
Wholeness
PSYH784: [ELPSYH 784/884] The Psychology and Theology of Forgiveness
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.

------------------------
Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID
------------------------
A reminder that all students need to get their 2008-2009 ID's. If you
are a returning student and indicated that you would use the same
picture as last year, your new ID may already be printed and just
waiting for you to pick it up. Just bring your old ID to the office and
exchange it for your new on. ID's can be obtained in the Registrar's
office during the following hours; Mon, Tues & Wed from 8:30am until 12
noon and Thurs afternoons from 1 to 4. If you are unable to come by
during these hours please contact the registrar's office and
arrangements will be made. Your new ID's are needed to obtain your new
parking tags and to check books out of the library.

------------------------
Parking Permits
------------------------
We are now ready to distribute parking permits. Please stop by the
Building & Ground office during the following times to pick up your
permit...

Mon - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - Noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am - Noon only

Please note that no permits will be given to any student without a NEW
'09 student ID which can be obtained at the Registrar's office.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Morning Worship Begins This Week
------------------------
Morning Worship will begin in Wilson Chapel on Monday, September 15 at
8:15 am. Morning Worship is always different, and we hope always
centering. Join us in the small meditation room on the ground floor,
Monday through Friday all semester.
All are welcome!

If you are interested in leading morning worship throughout the
semester, please email Mary Luti mluti@ants.edu

------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship
------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship Applications are available in the
Financial Aid Office. Any ABC-MDIV student may apply. Students must
submit a letter of support/endorsement from their home church along with
their application. Application and letter must be returned to the
Financial Aid Office by October 1.

Rev. Roger Spinney will be on campus to interview students Thursday,
October 2, 2008, 9:30 to 4:30.

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

------------------------
Book Store News: Early closing on Thursday Sept 18 & more
------------------------
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The bookstore will close at 3:30 pm Thursday, Sept.
18 to represent the school at a book event in Boston. We will reopen
Friday at 8:30 am.

Buyback of used textbooks has been extended to Friday, Sept. 19.
After that date, no more used texts will be purchased from the current
list of books.

New, unsold, overstocked textbooks will be returned to publishers
beginning the week of Sept. 22. Make sure you have the texts you need
for the remainder of your course work. If you are purchasing your books
under a budget plan speak to Joyce Simon to make special arrangements to
guarantee that you get the books you need.

------------------------
- Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 23! Need Blankets *** Updated ***
------------------------
Community Day is nearly upon us! Mark your calendars for Tuesday,
Sept. 23 and plan to join us. For those of you who are new to the
community, on Community Day we close down classes for the day and go to
learn and do community service work off the hill. Faculty, staff,
deans, and the President all go together! We will be in small teams
heading off to various areas around Boston. This is an excellent way to
spend some out-of-classroom time with faculty and staff, as we all "roll
up our sleeves" for our neighbors in the greater Boston area. The day
will begin with a morning worship service in the Wilson sanctuary, and
end with a reflection once we're all back on campus. Sack lunches will
be provided for all.

This year one team will be going to build a Habitat for Humanity house.
In order to do this we need to raise $750 to cover the building
materials we need that day. If you would like to contribute to this
cost please get a check to me made out to "Habitat for Humanity."

*** Update *** One of the Community Day teams will be working with the
Eastern Service Workers Association, a group that helps low income
workers with everything from food to free legal advice. They are
collecting blankets for people who will be cold this winter. If you
have extra blankets you don't need, please bring them to the worship
service on Community Day at 9:30 a.m. You are welcome to attend worship
even if you can't join a team for the day. If you have extra blankets
but can't join us on Community Day, please drop them off at my office
(Worcester 104). And please also remember that we have a food pantry on
campus, in Upper Noyes, to help support student budgets. We always need
donations there as well.

9:30am-10:00am Worship Service, Wilson Sanctuary
10:00am-10:45 am Introduction to the Day (Nancy
Nienhuis)
10:45am-11:00am Pick up sack Lunches

11:00am-11:30pm Travel to work sites
11:30pm-12:30pm Work at sites
12:30 pm Lunch and Learning at Sites
1:30pm-4:30pm More work at sites

4:30pm-5:00pm Return to Andover Newton (meet on the quad)

You can begin signing up for Community Day now. Just send me an email
and let me know if you have any particular needs or restrictions. Come
for whatever part of the day you can. FYI, we go rain or shine!

Let me know if you have questions,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
CPE Fair, September 24th
------------------------
CPE Fair: On Wednesday, September 24, 2008, ANTS will host a CPE Fair
in the Meeting House from 11:00am -1:00pm. Supervisors from all over
New England will be present to share information about their programs
and to meet with students. They will offer a short program to explain
the benefits, requirements and educational process of Clinical Pastoral
Education. Now is the time to begin making plans for 2009 summer and
2008-09 extended units. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more
about this exciting and challenging aspect of your theological
education!

Best Wishes,
Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for
Contextual and Continuing Education
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
jwalker@ants.edu


++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill, inter-faith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College
------------------------
Upcoming Events:
- Opportunity to apply to participate in year-long monthly InterFaith
Learning Groups:
A particularly meaningful way to become involved is to participate in
an ongoing dedicated Interfaith Learning Group. This year we will have
two or three groups with ten students in each group, five from ANTS and
five from HC. These groups meet about six times to eight times per year
for evening meetings of three hours during which the members share a
meal and discuss topics of mutual interest, providing opportunities for
deeper and more intimate exchanges on matters of importance to the
religious traditions of the participants. Each participant plans and
facilitates one meeting with a partner from the other school. Students
who participate report that the connections made and the in-depth
learning will carry forward into their ministries.

To ensure a balance of backgrounds and commitment to the process, we
request that anyone interested complete an application by September 23,
2008. Groups will begin in October.

To apply for the Interfaith Learning Group, please complete the online
application by clicking on this link:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ylLrEAaGaI1mq0oCevV7hA_3d_3d

------------------------
Thursday Chapel - Preaching In the Black Church Tradition
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship is having its first chapel of the school
year. Dr. Kirk Jones will be our preacher of the hour. BSF worships are
held monthly and are grounded in the history, traditions and culture of
the African American church. All are invited.

------------------------
Episcopal Student Fellowship
------------------------
The Episcopal Student Fellowship will be gathering every Thursday from
12-1 in Upper Noyes. Please come join us for conversation and fellowship
when you can.

Johanna Tabor
Holly Hartman

------------------------
SA News: meeting Sept 24th, office hours, tote bags
------------------------
The first SA meeting of the year will be next Wednesday, September 24th
from 5-6pm in Upper Noyes. Come hear about some of the things in store
this year. If there is anything you would like on the agenda, please
email sa@ants.edu by next Monday, the 22nd.

Office Hours and Tote Bags:

This semester, SA officers will observe the following office hours:
Monday 1-2 (Morgan)
Tuesday 12-1 (Liz GB), 4-5 (Ruth)
Wednesday 4-5 (Rasheed)
Thursday TBA
Friday 12-1 (Liz M)

This year the SA is giving tote bags to all ANTS community members. If
you have not gotten yours yet, please stop by the office during one of
our office hours. If that does not work for you, email us at sa@ants.edu
to schedule another time.

------------------------
SA 2007-2008 Reimbursement Policy *** New ***
------------------------
Due to the treasury difficulties during the 2007-2008 school year, the
Student Association will reimburse student fellowship expenses from that
year.

If you have an outstanding expense you would like reimbursed for, you
need to fill out a reimbursement form (found on the SA Connect page) and
send it to Rasheed Townes, our Treasurer. Please include a copy of the
receipt.

We will take reimbursement requests until October 10, 2008. Any
requests after this will NOT be taken. After this date, the 2007-2008
books will be closed.

Requests can be put in the SA mailbox on campus, #3, or delivered to an
officer during office hours. If you have any questions, please contact
the SA at sa@ants.edu. Thank you.

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting
------------------------
Mark Hemenway of New England Prison Ministries will be visiting Monday
Sept. 29 at 5:30 for dinner and conversation in the dining room.

Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Shalom.

------------------------
ANTS Gardens--Please Be Respectful
------------------------
As many of you know, students this summer had the opportunity to have
garden space on campus (behind Davis Hall). This is the time of year
when we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor. unfortunately, some of us
have had produce go missing. Please be respectful and DO NOT glean from
the student gardens. If you are in need of food, please use the food
pantry, located in the kitchen of Upper Noyes. Gardeners will place any
extra produce there.

++++++++++++++++
Business Office:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Board Plan Rates for 2008-2009
------------------------
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.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
------------------------
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary,
Stookey's music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His
music has spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his
'60's satire on pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo
records, 'The Wedding Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop
charts in the early '70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage
presence have marked the American musical and cultural scene for almost
half a century, embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing
through song and witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30

Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email concerts@ants.edu with your name,
phone number, and number of tickets requested. We will call you for
credit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

------------------------
Prayers for Christina Findlay
------------------------
Recent Andover Newton graduate Chris Findlay is having bypass surgery
on Sept. 24 (next Wednesday). She welcomes your prayers during this
time. She has good support from friends and family. If you would like
to write to Chris you may do so electronically at FAHC.org under
"Patients and Visitors 'welcome.' " She will be at:

Fanny Allen Campus
Fletcher Allen Health Care
790 College Parkway
Colchester, VT 05446

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

------------------------
News from Texas and Burton's family
------------------------
Thanks to so many of you who have expressed your care and concern about
my home state of Texas and my family during the difficult days following
Hurricane Ike.

Like so many of our fellow Houstonians, we still don't have power.
While power is being restored across the area, as of Monday afternoon,
CenterPoint Energy had restored power to 550,000 customers, out of a
total of 2.6 million customers. CenterPoint first restored power to
several priority customers, including Hobby Airport and Ellington Field
as well as several local hospitals. With over two million customers
still without power and tempuratures rising to 90 degrees with extremely
high humidity, it is a dangerous time for many folks with fragile
health.

My spouse Ron evacuated to his parents' home on Lake LBJ in the Texas
Hill Country with over a dozen family members and our precious Scottish
Terrier Roosevelt. They remain there as schools have yet to reopen.

We sustained minor damage to our roof resulting from a large fallen
tree. God blessed us with neighbors who rushed to cover the wholes with
a tarp.

Ron rushed our 84 year old aunt to a Hill Country hospital yesterday
with congestive heart failure, but she seems to be in stable condition
now.

Please continue to remember these folks in your prayers, especially the
people of Galveston, which has been so devastated by the storm. Most of
the city remains without power, water or sewage service. Thanks again
for your prayers and your care.

Grace and Truth,
Burton

------------------------
Lost and Found
------------------------
Someone's left a key purse at the Front Desk here in Dabney. The purse
is black, with flowers on it, and there are 4 keys in the purse.

Thanks,
Front Desk

------------------------
Ordination and Installation News
------------------------
Ann Aaberg. Ordained on Sunday, September 21 at 3pm
Location: North Community Church UCC
Marshfield Hills, MA
aaaberg@aaberginc.com.

Irvin Morgan: Ordained on September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm.
Location: Myrtle Baptist Church (ABC)
21 Curve Street
West Newton, MA

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
We are ALL made in the image of a creating God! A special welcome to
new students and a welcome back to returning students!

Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.

Art Night consists of a group of adult artists ranging in skill level
from complete beginners to professionals who gather to explore a wide
range of visual arts for the purpose of experiencing revelation,
healing, fellowship and fun! Work on class assignments, special
projects you've always wanted to explore, or come and be inspired by
others in the group.

Sometimes there is a learning theme (paper making, mosaic fundamentals,
finger painting, etc.) and sometimes it's completely open ended.
Watch for flyers about workshops each semester on topics like mandala
creation, beginners' manuscript painting techniques, journal making
and collaging.

Many supplies are available (acrylic paint, brushes, water colors,
markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, various kinds of paper, mosaic
supplies and tools, collage papers, paper making materials, some beading
equipment, etc.) or bring your own.

Free will offering for supplies.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Registrar Updates:
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September
20th
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID *** New ***
- Parking Permits
- Morning Worship Begins This Week
- Northern Baptist Scholarship
- Book Store News: Early closing on Thursday Sept 18 & more *** New
***
- Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 23!
- CPE Fair, Sept 24th *** New ***

Fellowship News:
- Journeys on the Hill, inter-faith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College
- Labyrinth Walk *** Tomorrow - Sept 17th ***
- Peace and Justice Fellowship meeting Wed Sept. 17th
- Thursday Chapel - Preaching In the Black Church Tradition *** New
***
- Student Life Activity: Sept. 16th Free Ice at J. P. Licks with
college ID *** Today ***
- Episcopal Student Fellowship *** New ***
- SA News: meeting Sept 24th, office hours, tote bags *** New ***
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting, Mon Sept 29th
- ANTS Gardens--Please Be Respectful *** New ***

Business Office:
- Board Plan Rates for 2008-2009
- Student Health Insurance: Booklets Now Available in Business Office

Other News and Opportunities:
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
- Prayers for Christina Findlay *** New ***
- News from Texas and Burton's family *** New ***
- Lost and Found
- Ordination and Installation News
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night

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

- The following courses are closed as of 16-Sept-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
GCIM755: Views of the Messianic Age in Judaism and Christianity
OLDT509: One Love: Intro. to the Hebrew Bible I, Torah and Former
Prophets
P3ETHI719: Social Teachings of the Christian Churches Practitioner
Program
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
PSYC735: [PSYC735/835] Sexuality and Spirituality: Pastoral Counsel.
Pastoral & Congregational Care
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and
Wholeness
PSYH784: [ELPSYH 784/884] The Psychology and Theology of Forgiveness
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.

------------------------
Don't Forget to pick up your Student Picture ID *** New ***
------------------------
A reminder that all students need to get their 2008-2009 ID's. If you
are a returning student and indicated that you would use the same
picture as last year, your new ID may already be printed and just
waiting for you to pick it up. Just bring your old ID to the office and
exchange it for your new on. ID's can be obtained in the Registrar's
office during the following hours; Mon, Tues & Wed from 8:30am until 12
noon and Thurs afternoons from 1 to 4. If you are unable to come by
during these hours please contact the registrar's office and
arrangements will be made. Your new ID's are needed to obtain your new
parking tags and to check books out of the library.

------------------------
Parking Permits
------------------------
We are now ready to distribute parking permits. Please stop by the
Building & Ground office during the following times to pick up your
permit...

Mon - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - Noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am - Noon only

Please note that no permits will be given to any student without a NEW
'09 student ID which can be obtained at the Registrar's office.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Morning Worship Begins This Week
------------------------
Morning Worship will begin in Wilson Chapel on Monday, September 15 at
8:15 am. Morning Worship is always different, and we hope always
centering. Join us in the small meditation room on the ground floor,
Monday through Friday all semester.
All are welcome!

If you are interested in leading morning worship throughout the
semester, please email Mary Luti mluti@ants.edu

------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship
------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship Applications are available in the
Financial Aid Office. Any ABC-MDIV student may apply. Students must
submit a letter of support/endorsement from their home church along with
their application. Application and letter must be returned to the
Financial Aid Office by October 1.

Rev. Roger Spinney will be on campus to interview students Thursday,
October 2, 2008, 9:30 to 4:30.

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

------------------------
Book Store News: Early closing on Thursday Sept 18 & more *** New ***
------------------------
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The bookstore will close at 3:30 pm Thursday, Sept.
18 to represent the school at a book event in Boston. We will reopen
Friday at 8:30 am.

Buyback of used textbooks has been extended to Friday, Sept. 19.
After that date, no more used texts will be purchased from the current
list of books.

New, unsold, overstocked textbooks will be returned to publishers
beginning the week of Sept. 22. Make sure you have the texts you need
for the remainder of your course work. If you are purchasing your books
under a budget plan speak to Joyce Simon to make special arrangements to
guarantee that you get the books you need.

------------------------
Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 23!
------------------------
Community Day is nearly upon us! Mark your calendars for Tuesday,
Sept. 23 and plan to join us. For those of you who are new to the
community, on Community Day we close down classes for the day and go to
learn and do community service work off the hill. Faculty, staff,
deans, and the President all go together! We will be in small teams
heading off to various areas around Boston. This is an excellent way to
spend some out-of-classroom time with faculty and staff, as we all "roll
up our sleeves" for our neighbors in the greater Boston area. The day
will begin with a morning worship service in the Wilson sanctuary, and
end with a reflection once we're all back on campus. Sack lunches will
be provided for all.

This year one team will be going to build a Habitat for Humanity house.
In order to do this we need to raise $750 to cover the building
materials we need that day. If you would like to contribute to this
cost please get a check to me made out to "Habitat for Humanity."

9:30am-10:00am Worship Service, Wilson Sanctuary
10:00am-10:45 am Introduction to the Day (Nancy
Nienhuis)
10:45am-11:00am Pick up sack Lunches

11:00am-11:30pm Travel to work sites
11:30pm-12:30pm Work at sites
12:30 pm Lunch and Learning at Sites
1:30pm-4:30pm More work at sites

4:30pm-5:00pm Return to Andover Newton (meet on the quad)

You can begin signing up for Community Day now. Just send me an email
and let me know if you have any particular needs or restrictions. Come
for whatever part of the day you can. FYI, we go rain or shine!

Let me know if you have questions,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
CPE Fair, September 24th *** New ***
------------------------
CPE Fair: On Wednesday, September 24, 2008, ANTS will host a CPE Fair
in the Meeting House from 11:00am -1:00pm. Supervisors from all over
New England will be present to share information about their programs
and to meet with students. They will offer a short program to explain
the benefits, requirements and educational process of Clinical Pastoral
Education. Now is the time to begin making plans for 2009 summer and
2008-09 extended units. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more
about this exciting and challenging aspect of your theological
education!

Best Wishes,
Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for
Contextual and Continuing Education
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
jwalker@ants.edu


++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Journeys on the Hill, inter-faith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College
------------------------
Upcoming Events:

- Labyrinth "Spiritual Return"
Learn about JOTH and walk the labyrinth
Wednesday September 17, 6:15-8pm
Andover Newton Meeting House

- Opportunity to apply to participate in year-long monthly InterFaith
Learning Groups:
A particularly meaningful way to become involved is to participate in
an ongoing dedicated Interfaith Learning Group. This year we will have
two or three groups with ten students in each group, five from ANTS and
five from HC. These groups meet about six times to eight times per year
for evening meetings of three hours during which the members share a
meal and discuss topics of mutual interest, providing opportunities for
deeper and more intimate exchanges on matters of importance to the
religious traditions of the participants. Each participant plans and
facilitates one meeting with a partner from the other school. Students
who participate report that the connections made and the in-depth
learning will carry forward into their ministries.

To ensure a balance of backgrounds and commitment to the process, we
request that anyone interested complete an application by September 23,
2008. Groups will begin in October.

To apply for the Interfaith Learning Group, please complete the online
application by clicking on this link:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ylLrEAaGaI1mq0oCevV7hA_3d_3d

------------------------
Peace and Justice Fellowship meeting Wednesday Sept. 17th
------------------------
Peace and Justice Fellowship meeting Wednesday Sept. 17th at lunch in
the small dining room to discuss this year's plans.

------------------------
Thursday Chapel - Preaching In the Black Church Tradition *** New ***
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship is having its first chapel of the school
year. Dr. Kirk Jones will be our preacher of the hour. BSF worships are
held monthly and are grounded in the history, traditions and culture of
the African American church. All are invited.

------------------------
Student Life Activity: Sept. 16th Free Ice at J. P. Licks with college
ID *** Today ***
------------------------
Sept. 16th Free Ice at J. P. Licks with college ID.
Contact Bill at 781-698-6753 or wgural@ants.edu if you'd like to meet
in the evening for ice cream.

------------------------
Episcopal Student Fellowship *** New ***
------------------------
The Episcopal Student Fellowship will be gathering every Thursday from
12-1 in Upper Noyes. Please come join us for conversation and fellowship
when you can.

Johanna Tabor
Holly Hartman

------------------------
SA News: meeting Sept 24th, office hours, tote bags *** New ***
------------------------
The first SA meeting of the year will be next Wednesday, September 24th
from 5-6pm in Upper Noyes. Come hear about some of the things in store
this year. If there is anything you would like on the agenda, please
email sa@ants.edu by next Monday, the 22nd.

Office Hours and Tote Bags:

This semester, SA officers will observe the following office hours:
Monday 1-2 (Morgan)
Tuesday 12-1 (Liz GB), 4-5 (Ruth)
Wednesday 4-5 (Rasheed)
Thursday TBA
Friday 12-1 (Liz M)

This year the SA is giving tote bags to all ANTS community members. If
you have not gotten yours yet, please stop by the office during one of
our office hours. If that does not work for you, email us at sa@ants.edu
to schedule another time.

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting
------------------------
Mark Hemenway of New England Prison Ministries will be visiting Monday
Sept. 29 at 5:30 for dinner and conversation in the dining room.

Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Shalom.

------------------------
ANTS Gardens--Please Be Respectful *** New ***
------------------------
As many of you know, students this summer had the opportunity to have
garden space on campus (behind Davis Hall). This is the time of year
when we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor. unfortunately, some of us
have had produce go missing. Please be respectful and DO NOT glean from
the student gardens. If you are in need of food, please use the food
pantry, located in the kitchen of Upper Noyes. Gardeners will place any
extra produce there.

++++++++++++++++
Business Office:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Board Plan Rates for 2008-2009
------------------------
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.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** Share the News ***
------------------------
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary,
Stookey's music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His
music has spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his
'60's satire on pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo
records, 'The Wedding Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop
charts in the early '70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage
presence have marked the American musical and cultural scene for almost
half a century, embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing
through song and witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30

Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email concerts@ants.edu with your name,
phone number, and number of tickets requested. We will call you for
credit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

------------------------
Prayers for Christina Findlay *** New ***
------------------------
Recent Andover Newton graduate Chris Findlay is having bypass surgery
on Sept. 24 (next Wednesday). She welcomes your prayers during this
time. She has good support from friends and family. If you would like
to write to Chris you may do so electronically at FAHC.org under
"Patients and Visitors 'welcome.' " She will be at:

Fanny Allen Campus
Fletcher Allen Health Care
790 College Parkway
Colchester, VT 05446

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

------------------------
News from Texas and Burton's family *** New ***
------------------------
Thanks to so many of you who have expressed your care and concern about
my home state of Texas and my family during the difficult days following
Hurricane Ike.

Like so many of our fellow Houstonians, we still don't have power.
While power is being restored across the area, as of Monday afternoon,
CenterPoint Energy had restored power to 550,000 customers, out of a
total of 2.6 million customers. CenterPoint first restored power to
several priority customers, including Hobby Airport and Ellington Field
as well as several local hospitals. With over two million customers
still without power and tempuratures rising to 90 degrees with extremely
high humidity, it is a dangerous time for many folks with fragile
health.

My spouse Ron evacuated to his parents' home on Lake LBJ in the Texas
Hill Country with over a dozen family members and our precious Scottish
Terrier Roosevelt. They remain there as schools have yet to reopen.

We sustained minor damage to our roof resulting from a large fallen
tree. God blessed us with neighbors who rushed to cover the wholes with
a tarp.

Ron rushed our 84 year old aunt to a Hill Country hospital yesterday
with congestive heart failure, but she seems to be in stable condition
now.

Please continue to remember these folks in your prayers, especially the
people of Galveston, which has been so devastated by the storm. Most of
the city remains without power, water or sewage service. Thanks again
for your prayers and your care.

Grace and Truth,
Burton

------------------------
Lost and Found
------------------------
Someone's left a key purse at the Front Desk here in Dabney. The purse
is black, with flowers on it, and there are 4 keys in the purse.

Thanks,
Front Desk

------------------------
Ordination and Installation News
------------------------
Ann Aaberg. Ordained on Sunday, September 21 at 3pm
Location: North Community Church UCC
Marshfield Hills, MA
aaaberg@aaberginc.com.

Irvin Morgan: Ordained on September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm.
Location: Myrtle Baptist Church (ABC)
21 Curve Street
West Newton, MA

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
We are ALL made in the image of a creating God! A special welcome to
new students and a welcome back to returning students!

Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.

Art Night consists of a group of adult artists ranging in skill level
from complete beginners to professionals who gather to explore a wide
range of visual arts for the purpose of experiencing revelation,
healing, fellowship and fun! Work on class assignments, special
projects you've always wanted to explore, or come and be inspired by
others in the group.

Sometimes there is a learning theme (paper making, mosaic fundamentals,
finger painting, etc.) and sometimes it's completely open ended.
Watch for flyers about workshops each semester on topics like mandala
creation, beginners' manuscript painting techniques, journal making
and collaging.

Many supplies are available (acrylic paint, brushes, water colors,
markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, various kinds of paper, mosaic
supplies and tools, collage papers, paper making materials, some beading
equipment, etc.) or bring your own.

Free will offering for supplies.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Monday, September 15, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, September 15th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Registrar Updates:
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September
20th
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Parking Permits
- Morning Worship Begins This Week
- Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 23!
- Northern Baptist Scholarship *** New ***
- CPE Fair, September 24th *** New ***

Fellowship News:
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting
- Journeys on the Hill, inter-faith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College
- Peace and Justice Fellowship meeting Wednesday Sept. 17th *** New
***
- Student Life Activity: Sept. 16th Free Ice at J. P. Licks with
college ID *** New ***
- BGLANTS Fellowship Meeting -Tuesday in Upper Noyes at 12pm *** New
***

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

Other News and Opportunities:
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** New ***
- Lost and Found *** New ***
- Ordination and Installation News
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night

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

- The following courses are closed as of 15-Sept-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
GCIM755: Views of the Messianic Age in Judaism and Christianity
OLDT509: One Love: Intro. to the Hebrew Bible I, Torah and Former
Prophets
P3ETHI719: Social Teachings of the Christian Churches Practitioner
Program
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
PSYC735: [PSYC735/835] Sexuality and Spirituality: Pastoral Counsel.
Pastoral & Congregational Care
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and
Wholeness
PSYH784: [ELPSYH 784/884] The Psychology and Theology of Forgiveness
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.

------------------------
Parking Permits
------------------------
We are now ready to distribute parking permits. Please stop by the
Building & Ground office during the following times to pick up your
permit...

Mon - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - Noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am - Noon only

Please note that no permits will be given to any student without a NEW
'09 student ID which can be obtained at the Registrar's office.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Morning Worship Begins This Week
------------------------
Morning Worship will begin in Wilson Chapel on Monday, September 15 at
8:15 am. Morning Worship is always different, and we hope always
centering. Join us in the small meditation room on the ground floor,
Monday through Friday all semester.
All are welcome!

If you are interested in leading morning worship throughout the
semester, please email Mary Luti mluti@ants.edu

------------------------
Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 23!
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Community,

Community Day is nearly upon us! Mark your calendars for Tuesday,
Sept. 23 and plan to join us. For those of you who are new to the
community, on Community Day we close down classes for the day and go to
learn and do community service work off the hill. Faculty, staff,
deans, and the President all go together! We will be in small teams
heading off to various areas around Boston. This is an excellent way to
spend some out-of-classroom time with faculty and staff, as we all "roll
up our sleeves" for our neighbors in the greater Boston area. The day
will begin with a morning worship service in the Wilson sanctuary, and
end with a reflection once we're all back on campus. Sack lunches will
be provided for all.

This year one team will be going to build a Habitat for Humanity house.
In order to do this we need to raise $750 to cover the building
materials we need that day. If you would like to contribute to this
cost please get a check to me made out to "Habitat for Humanity."

9:30am-10:00am Worship Service, Wilson Sanctuary
10:00am-10:45 am Introduction to the Day (Nancy
Nienhuis)
10:45am-11:00am Pick up sack Lunches

11:00am-11:30pm Travel to work sites
11:30pm-12:30pm Work at sites
12:30 pm Lunch and Learning at Sites
1:30pm-4:30pm More work at sites

4:30pm-5:00pm Return to Andover Newton (meet on the quad)

You can begin signing up for Community Day now. Just send me an email
and let me know if you have any particular needs or restrictions. Come
for whatever part of the day you can. FYI, we go rain or shine!

Let me know if you have questions,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship *** New ***
------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship Applications are available in the
Financial Aid Office. Any ABC-MDIV student may apply. Students must
submit a letter of support/endorsement from their home church along with
their application. Application and letter must be returned to the
Financial Aid Office by October 1.

Rev. Roger Spinney will be on campus to interview students Thursday,
October 2, 2008, 9:30 to 4:30.

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

------------------------
CPE Fair, September 24th *** New ***
------------------------
CPE Fair: On Wednesday, September 24, 2008, ANTS will host a CPE Fair
in the Meeting House from 11:00am -1:00pm. Supervisors from all over
New England will be present to share information about their programs
and to meet with students. They will offer a short program to explain
the benefits, requirements and educational process of Clinical Pastoral
Education. Now is the time to begin making plans for 2009 summer and
2008-09 extended units. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more
about this exciting and challenging aspect of your theological
education!

Best Wishes,
Jen Walker
Administrative Assistant for
Contextual and Continuing Education
(617) 964-1100 ext 316
jwalker@ants.edu


++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting
------------------------
We will meeting soon as the prison ministry fellowship-likely early
afternoon on a Tues. Stay tuned.

Also Mark Hemenway of New England Prison Ministries will be visiting
Monday Sept. 29 at 5:30 for dinner and conversation in the dining room.


Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Shalom.

------------------------
Journeys on the Hill, inter-faith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College
------------------------
Upcoming Events:

- Labyrinth "Spiritual Return"
Learn about JOTH and walk the labyrinth
Wednesday September 17, 6:15-8pm
Andover Newton Meeting House

- Opportunity to apply to participate in year-long monthly InterFaith
Learning Groups:
A particularly meaningful way to become involved is to participate in
an ongoing dedicated Interfaith Learning Group. This year we will have
two or three groups with ten students in each group, five from ANTS and
five from HC. These groups meet about six times to eight times per year
for evening meetings of three hours during which the members share a
meal and discuss topics of mutual interest, providing opportunities for
deeper and more intimate exchanges on matters of importance to the
religious traditions of the participants. Each participant plans and
facilitates one meeting with a partner from the other school. Students
who participate report that the connections made and the in-depth
learning will carry forward into their ministries.

To ensure a balance of backgrounds and commitment to the process, we
request that anyone interested complete an application by September 23,
2008. Groups will begin in October.

To apply for the Interfaith Learning Group, please complete the online
application by clicking on this link:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ylLrEAaGaI1mq0oCevV7hA_3d_3d

------------------------
Peace and Justice Fellowship meeting Wednesday Sept. 17th *** New ***
------------------------
Peace and Justice Fellowship meeting Wednesday Sept. 17th at lunch in
the small dining room to discuss this year's plans.

------------------------
Student Life Activity: Sept. 16th Free Ice at J. P. Licks with college
ID *** New ***
------------------------
Sept. 16th Free Ice at J. P. Licks with college ID.
Contact Bill at 781-698-6753 or wgural@ants.edu if you'd like to meet
in the evening for ice cream.

------------------------
BGLANTS Fellowship Meeting -Tuesday in Upper Noyes at 12pm *** New ***
------------------------
Come and help plan the National Coming Out Day service. BGLANTS is a
fellowship group of Andover Newton Theological School students who are
concerned with issues facing gay, lesbian, bi and trans people in
ministry and the church. We welcome ALL students and allies who believe
we are called to be a light to the darkness of exclusion.


++++++++++++++++
Business Office:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Q&A on Student Health Insurance (Sept. 16th)
------------------------
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
------------------------
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.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** New ***
------------------------
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary,
Stookey's music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His
music has spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his
'60's satire on pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo
records, 'The Wedding Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop
charts in the early '70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage
presence have marked the American musical and cultural scene for almost
half a century, embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing
through song and witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30

Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email concerts@ants.edu with your name,
phone number, and number of tickets requested. We will call you for
credit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

------------------------
Lost and Found *** New ***
------------------------
Someone's left a key purse at the Front Desk here in Dabney. The purse
is black, with flowers on it, and there are 4 keys in the purse.

Thanks,
Front Desk

------------------------
Ordination and Installation News
------------------------
Ann Aaberg. Ordained on Sunday, September 21 at 3pm
Location: North Community Church UCC
Marshfield Hills, MA
aaaberg@aaberginc.com.

Irvin Morgan: Ordained on September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm.
Location: Myrtle Baptist Church (ABC)
21 Curve Street
West Newton, MA

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
We are ALL made in the image of a creating God! A special welcome to
new students and a welcome back to returning students!

Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.

Art Night consists of a group of adult artists ranging in skill level
from complete beginners to professionals who gather to explore a wide
range of visual arts for the purpose of experiencing revelation,
healing, fellowship and fun! Work on class assignments, special
projects you've always wanted to explore, or come and be inspired by
others in the group.

Sometimes there is a learning theme (paper making, mosaic fundamentals,
finger painting, etc.) and sometimes it's completely open ended.
Watch for flyers about workshops each semester on topics like mandala
creation, beginners' manuscript painting techniques, journal making
and collaging.

Many supplies are available (acrylic paint, brushes, water colors,
markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, various kinds of paper, mosaic
supplies and tools, collage papers, paper making materials, some beading
equipment, etc.) or bring your own.

Free will offering for supplies.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Friday, September 12, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, September 12th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Registrar Updates:
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September
20th
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Major Database Upgrade on Sept 12-15; some Connect areas affected
- Parking Permits
- Morning Worship Begins Next Week
- Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 23!
- Northern Baptist Scholarship *** New ***

Fellowship News:
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting
- Student Life Activity, Saturday Sept. 13th
- Journeys on the Hill, inter-faith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College *** New ***

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

Other News and Opportunities:
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** New ***
- Prayers for Burton's family (and all others) evacuating to Central
Texas *** New ***
- Prayers for Kim Wadhams
- Ordination and Installation News
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night

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

- The following courses are closed as of 12-Sept-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
GCIM755: Views of the Messianic Age in Judaism and Christianity
OLDT509: One Love: Intro. to the Hebrew Bible I, Torah and Former
Prophets
P3ETHI719: Social Teachings of the Christian Churches Practitioner
Program
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
PSYC735: [PSYC735/835] Sexuality and Spirituality: Pastoral Counsel.
Pastoral & Congregational Care
PSYF762: [PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 762/862] Spiritual Practices for Healing and
Wholeness
PSYH784: [ELPSYH 784/884] The Psychology and Theology of Forgiveness
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.

------------------------
Major Database Upgrade on Sept 12-15; some Connect areas affected
------------------------
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

------------------------
Parking Permits
------------------------
We are now ready to distribute parking permits. Please stop by the
Building & Ground office during the following times to pick up your
permit...

Mon - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - Noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am - Noon only

Please note that no permits will be given to any student without a NEW
'09 student ID which can be obtained at the Registrar's office.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Morning Worship Begins Next Week
------------------------
Morning Worship will begin in Wilson Chapel on Monday, September 15 at
8:15 am. Morning Worship is always different, and we hope always
centering. Join us in the small meditation room on the ground floor,
Monday through Friday all semester.
All are welcome!

If you are interested in leading morning worship throughout the
semester, please email Mary Luti mluti@ants.edu

------------------------
Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 23!
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Community,

Community Day is nearly upon us! Mark your calendars for Tuesday,
Sept. 23 and plan to join us. For those of you who are new to the
community, on Community Day we close down classes for the day and go to
learn and do community service work off the hill. Faculty, staff,
deans, and the President all go together! We will be in small teams
heading off to various areas around Boston. This is an excellent way to
spend some out-of-classroom time with faculty and staff, as we all "roll
up our sleeves" for our neighbors in the greater Boston area. The day
will begin with a morning worship service in the Wilson sanctuary, and
end with a reflection once we're all back on campus. Sack lunches will
be provided for all.

This year one team will be going to build a Habitat for Humanity house.
In order to do this we need to raise $750 to cover the building
materials we need that day. If you would like to contribute to this
cost please get a check to me made out to "Habitat for Humanity."

9:30am-10:00am Worship Service, Wilson Sanctuary
10:00am-10:45 am Introduction to the Day (Nancy
Nienhuis)
10:45am-11:00am Pick up sack Lunches

11:00am-11:30pm Travel to work sites
11:30pm-12:30pm Work at sites
12:30 pm Lunch and Learning at Sites
1:30pm-4:30pm More work at sites

4:30pm-5:00pm Return to Andover Newton (meet on the quad)

You can begin signing up for Community Day now. Just send me an email
and let me know if you have any particular needs or restrictions. Come
for whatever part of the day you can. FYI, we go rain or shine!

Let me know if you have questions,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship *** New ***
------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship Applications are available in the
Financial Aid Office. Any ABC-MDIV student may apply. Students must
submit a letter of support/endorsement from their home church along with
their application. Application and letter must be returned to the
Financial Aid Office by October 1.

Rev. Roger Spinney will be on campus to interview students Thursday,
October 2, 2008, 9:30 to 4:30.

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

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting
------------------------
I heard on the news the other day that a local women's prison is now
doubling women in cells. The story went on to say that the prison
population in the state is as high as it has ever been.

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."

Contrary to popular misinformation and well intended wishful thinking,
racism is very alive and functioning today. 43% of the prison
population is African American while the African American population in
the country is about 12%. It was only recently that a federal judge
overturned the sentencing laws for crack cocaine. One had to have 100
times the weight of powder cocaine to get the draconian sentences.

"Visit those in prison."

We need to visit those in prison for our salvation both in the
therapeutic and the soteriological sense (hey, I'm making use of this
theology degree!). Getting behind the bars opens our eyes to the
dynamics of power and privilege. We get converted as much as we
convert.

We will meeting soon as the prison ministry fellowship-likely early
afternoon on a Tues. Stay tuned.

Also Mark Hemenway of New England Prison Ministries will be visiting
Monday Sept. 29 at 5:30 for dinner and conversation in the dining room.


Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Shalom.

------------------------
Student Life Activity, Saturday Sept. 13th
------------------------
Trip to Walden Pond: this Saturday Sept. 13th.

This is the first of a series of monthly outings for the ANTS community
sponsored by the office of Student Life.
Meet at the chapel end of the quad at 10 a.m. Bring your swimsuit and
towel.

RSVP: Bill Gural at 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu.
Also contact Morgan McLean at mmclean@ants.edu for suggestions for
other activities.

------------------------
Journeys on the Hill, inter-faith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College
------------------------
Upcoming Events:

- Memorial Service celebrating Edie Howe
We gather to honor the contributions of Edie Howe, a founder and
leading member of JOTH
Andover Newton, Wilson Chapel
Sunday September 14, 4pm

- Labyrinth "Spiritual Return"
Learn about JOTH and walk the labyrinth
Wednesday September 17, 6:15-8pm
Andover Newton Meeting House

- Opportunity to apply to participate in year-long monthly InterFaith
Learning Groups:
A particularly meaningful way to become involved is to participate in
an ongoing dedicated Interfaith Learning Group. This year we will have
two or three groups with ten students in each group, five from ANTS and
five from HC. These groups meet about six times to eight times per year
for evening meetings of three hours during which the members share a
meal and discuss topics of mutual interest, providing opportunities for
deeper and more intimate exchanges on matters of importance to the
religious traditions of the participants. Each participant plans and
facilitates one meeting with a partner from the other school. Students
who participate report that the connections made and the in-depth
learning will carry forward into their ministries.

To ensure a balance of backgrounds and commitment to the process, we
request that anyone interested complete an application by September 23,
2008. Groups will begin in October.

To apply for the Interfaith Learning Group, please complete the online
application by clicking on this link:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ylLrEAaGaI1mq0oCevV7hA_3d_3d

++++++++++++++++
Business Office:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Q&A on Student Health Insurance (Sept. 16th)
------------------------
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
------------------------
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.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** New ***
------------------------
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary,
Stookey's music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His
music has spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his
'60's satire on pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo
records, 'The Wedding Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop
charts in the early '70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage
presence have marked the American musical and cultural scene for almost
half a century, embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing
through song and witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30

Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email concerts@ants.edu with your name,
phone number, and number of tickets requested. We will call you for
credit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

------------------------
Prayers for Kim Wadhams
------------------------
Dear Community Members,

Many of you know that Kim Wadhams has been facing some heart problems
over the past few years. He just learned that he must now undergo a
heart transplant. He will enter the Yale New Haven Hospital next
Tuesday to await a heart. The average wait is about 90 days, although
of course it can be shorter or longer. Kim is feeling good now, but
this is something he needs to do.

Kim would like you to keep him in your thoughts and prayers, and he
welcomes hearing from you. He will have email access
(kwadhams@ants.edu) and a land line in his room--the main phone
number for the hospital is (203) 688-4242. Ever the faithful pastor,
while he waits he will be emailing sermons to his congregation for
someone to read on Sundays! I'll be in touch and will post updates to
Enews. He has felt warmly embraced by this community. I know you will
join me in continuing to extend Kim prayers and other support.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Prayers for Burton's family (and all others) evacuating to Central
Texas *** New ***
------------------------
Please remember my family and friends in Houston in your thoughts and
prayers as they evacuate Thursday and Friday to Central Texas. A trip
that normally would take four hours was apparently going to take eight
hours due to heavy traffic as literally millions of Houston area
residents fled Hurricane Ike today.

Our Aunt Dorothy's surgery went well Monday, but she has stage three
cancer and must now endure months of chemotherapy and radiation. Thanks
so much for your personal words of support as well as your prayers.

God has blessed us with a wonderful community of faith and care here at
Andover Newton.

Grace and Truth,
Burton

------------------------
Ordination and Installation News
------------------------
Judy Hanlon: Ordination on Sunday September 14, 2008 at 4:00pm.
Location: Salem Covenant Church (UCC)
215 E Mountain St
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 853-4071

Donna Colletti Lowre: Installed on Sunday September 14, 2008 at 4pm.
Location: First Baptist Church of Lyme
PO Box 108
Lyme Center, NH 03769

Ann Aaberg. Ordained on Sunday, September 21 at 3pm
Location: North Community Church UCC
Marshfield Hills, MA
aaaberg@aaberginc.com.

Irvin Morgan: Ordained on September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm.
Location: Myrtle Baptist Church (ABC)
21 Curve Street
West Newton, MA

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
We are ALL made in the image of a creating God! A special welcome to
new students and a welcome back to returning students!

Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.

Art Night consists of a group of adult artists ranging in skill level
from complete beginners to professionals who gather to explore a wide
range of visual arts for the purpose of experiencing revelation,
healing, fellowship and fun! Work on class assignments, special
projects you've always wanted to explore, or come and be inspired by
others in the group.

Sometimes there is a learning theme (paper making, mosaic fundamentals,
finger painting, etc.) and sometimes it's completely open ended.
Watch for flyers about workshops each semester on topics like mandala
creation, beginners' manuscript painting techniques, journal making
and collaging.

Many supplies are available (acrylic paint, brushes, water colors,
markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, various kinds of paper, mosaic
supplies and tools, collage papers, paper making materials, some beading
equipment, etc.) or bring your own.

Free will offering for supplies.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Registrar Updates:
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September
20th
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Error in BTI Catalog
- Major Database Upgrade on Sept 12-15; some Connect areas affected
- Parking Permits
- Morning Worship Begins Next Week
- Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 23!
- Northern Baptist Scholarship *** New ***

Fellowship News:
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting
- Student Life Activity, Saturday Sept. 13th
- Journeys on the Hill, inter-faith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College *** New ***

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

Other News and Opportunities:
- Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** New ***
- Prayers for Kim Wadhams
- Ordination and Installation News
- Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night

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

- The following courses are closed as of 11-Sept-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
GCIM755: Views of the Messianic Age in Judaism and Christianity
OLDT509: One Love: Intro. to the Hebrew Bible I, Torah and Former
Prophets
P3ETHI719: Social Teachings of the Christian Churches Practitioner
Program
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
PSYC735: [PSYC735/835] Sexuality and Spirituality: Pastoral Counsel.
Pastoral & Congregational Care
PSYH784: [ELPSYH 784/884] The Psychology and Theology of Forgiveness
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.

------------------------
Error in BTI Catalog
------------------------
I would like to inform you that the 2008-2009 Cross-Registration
Calendar printed in the on the inside cover of the 2008-2009 BTI Course
Catalogue has the wrong listing for Boston College School of Theology
and Ministry (BC STM). I would sincerely like to apologize for the
inconveniences that this error might have created. Please let your
students and faculties know that the correct schedule is the one listed
below.

Sincerely,
Marian Simion

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Registration
FALL: April 19-Sept 10 SPRING: Nov 13-Jan 23

Classes Begin FALL: Sept 2 SPRING: Jan 14

Exam End: FALL: Dec 11-18 SPRING: May 5-12
Spring Break: March 2-6

------------------------
Major Database Upgrade on Sept 12-15;
some Connect areas affected
------------------------
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

------------------------
Parking Permits
------------------------
We are now ready to distribute parking permits. Please stop by the
Building & Ground office during the following times to pick up your
permit...

Mon - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - Noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am - Noon only

Please note that no permits will be given to any student without a NEW
'09 student ID which can be obtained at the Registrar's office.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Morning Worship Begins Next Week
------------------------
Morning Worship will begin in Wilson Chapel on Monday, September 15 at
8:15 am. Morning Worship is always different, and we hope always
centering. Join us in the small meditation room on the ground floor,
Monday through Friday all semester.
All are welcome!

If you are interested in leading morning worship throughout the
semester, please email Mary Luti mluti@ants.edu

------------------------
Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 23!
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Community,

Community Day is nearly upon us! Mark your calendars for Tuesday,
Sept. 23 and plan to join us. For those of you who are new to the
community, on Community Day we close down classes for the day and go to
learn and do community service work off the hill. Faculty, staff,
deans, and the President all go together! We will be in small teams
heading off to various areas around Boston. This is an excellent way to
spend some out-of-classroom time with faculty and staff, as we all "roll
up our sleeves" for our neighbors in the greater Boston area. The day
will begin with a morning worship service in the Wilson sanctuary, and
end with a reflection once we're all back on campus. Sack lunches will
be provided for all.

This year one team will be going to build a Habitat for Humanity house.
In order to do this we need to raise $750 to cover the building
materials we need that day. If you would like to contribute to this
cost please get a check to me made out to "Habitat for Humanity."

9:30am-10:00am Worship Service, Wilson Sanctuary
10:00am-10:45 am Introduction to the Day (Nancy
Nienhuis)
10:45am-11:00am Pick up sack Lunches

11:00am-11:30pm Travel to work sites
11:30pm-12:30pm Work at sites
12:30 pm Lunch and Learning at Sites
1:30pm-4:30pm More work at sites

4:30pm-5:00pm Return to Andover Newton (meet on the quad)

You can begin signing up for Community Day now. Just send me an email
and let me know if you have any particular needs or restrictions. Come
for whatever part of the day you can. FYI, we go rain or shine!

Let me know if you have questions,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship *** New ***
------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarship Applications are available in the
Financial Aid Office. Any ABC-MDIV student may apply. Students must
submit a letter of support/endorsement from their home church along with
their application. Application and letter must be returned to the
Financial Aid Office by October 1.

Rev. Roger Spinney will be on campus to interview students Thursday,
October 2, 2008, 9:30 to 4:30.

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

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting
------------------------
I heard on the news the other day that a local women's prison is now
doubling women in cells. The story went on to say that the prison
population in the state is as high as it has ever been.

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."

Contrary to popular misinformation and well intended wishful thinking,
racism is very alive and functioning today. 43% of the prison
population is African American while the African American population in
the country is about 12%. It was only recently that a federal judge
overturned the sentencing laws for crack cocaine. One had to have 100
times the weight of powder cocaine to get the draconian sentences.

"Visit those in prison."

We need to visit those in prison for our salvation both in the
therapeutic and the soteriological sense (hey, I'm making use of this
theology degree!). Getting behind the bars opens our eyes to the
dynamics of power and privilege. We get converted as much as we
convert.

We will meeting soon as the prison ministry fellowship-likely early
afternoon on a Tues. Stay tuned.

Also Mark Hemenway of New England Prison Ministries will be visiting
Monday Sept. 29 at 5:30 for dinner and conversation in the dining room.


Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Shalom.

------------------------
Student Life Activity, Saturday Sept. 13th
------------------------
Trip to Walden Pond: this Saturday Sept. 13th.

This is the first of a series of monthly outings for the ANTS community
sponsored by the office of Student Life.
Meet at the chapel end of the quad at 10 a.m. Bring your swimsuit and
towel.

RSVP: Bill Gural at 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu.
Also contact Morgan McLean at mmclean@ants.edu for suggestions for
other activities.

------------------------
Journeys on the Hill, inter-faith student group of ANTS and Hebrew
College
------------------------
Upcoming Events:

- Memorial Service celebrating Edie Howe
We gather to honor the contributions of Edie Howe, a founder and
leading member of JOTH
Andover Newton, Wilson Chapel
Sunday September 14, 4pm

- Labyrinth "Spiritual Return"
Learn about JOTH and walk the labyrinth
Wednesday September 17, 6:15-8pm
Andover Newton Meeting House

- Opportunity to apply to participate in year-long monthly InterFaith
Learning Groups:
A particularly meaningful way to become involved is to participate in
an ongoing dedicated Interfaith Learning Group. This year we will have
two or three groups with ten students in each group, five from ANTS and
five from HC. These groups meet about six times to eight times per year
for evening meetings of three hours during which the members share a
meal and discuss topics of mutual interest, providing opportunities for
deeper and more intimate exchanges on matters of importance to the
religious traditions of the participants. Each participant plans and
facilitates one meeting with a partner from the other school. Students
who participate report that the connections made and the in-depth
learning will carry forward into their ministries.

To ensure a balance of backgrounds and commitment to the process, we
request that anyone interested complete an application by September 23,
2008. Groups will begin in October.

To apply for the Interfaith Learning Group, please complete the online
application by clicking on this link:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ylLrEAaGaI1mq0oCevV7hA_3d_3d

++++++++++++++++
Business Office:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Q&A on Student Health Insurance (Sept. 16th)
------------------------
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
------------------------
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.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Noel Paul Stookey Concert (Oct. 4th) *** New ***
------------------------
In his fourth decade as the 'Paul' of Peter, Paul, and Mary,
Stookey's music continues to challenge, encourage and entertain. His
music has spanned a spectrum from 'I Dig Rock And Roll Music', his
'60's satire on pop trendiness, to one of the best loved solo
records, 'The Wedding Song', which reached the top 30's of the pop
charts in the early '70's. His lyrical style, humor, and stage
presence have marked the American musical and cultural scene for almost
half a century, embodying his passionate commitment to border-crossing
through song and witness.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilson Chapel

Tickets at the door (if available): $30

Advanced ticket sale prices are:
$25 general admission
$20 seniors and students
$20 per person for groups of 5 or more

To order tickets in advance: email concerts@ants.edu with your name,
phone number, and number of tickets requested. We will call you for
credit card purchases and billing information. Or mail your check by
Sept 10th to: Concerts At Andover Newton, c/o Institutional Advancement,
210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459.

This concert will sell out quickly, so order today!

------------------------
Prayers for Kim Wadhams
------------------------
Dear Community Members,

Many of you know that Kim Wadhams has been facing some heart problems
over the past few years. He just learned that he must now undergo a
heart transplant. He will enter the Yale New Haven Hospital next
Tuesday to await a heart. The average wait is about 90 days, although
of course it can be shorter or longer. Kim is feeling good now, but
this is something he needs to do.

Kim would like you to keep him in your thoughts and prayers, and he
welcomes hearing from you. He will have email access
(kwadhams@ants.edu) and a land line in his room--the main phone
number for the hospital is (203) 688-4242. Ever the faithful pastor,
while he waits he will be emailing sermons to his congregation for
someone to read on Sundays! I'll be in touch and will post updates to
Enews. He has felt warmly embraced by this community. I know you will
join me in continuing to extend Kim prayers and other support.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Ordination and Installation News
------------------------
Judy Hanlon: Ordination on Sunday September 14, 2008 at 4:00pm.
Location: Salem Covenant Church (UCC)
215 E Mountain St
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 853-4071

Donna Colletti Lowre: Installed on Sunday September 14, 2008 at 4pm.
Location: First Baptist Church of Lyme
PO Box 108
Lyme Center, NH 03769

Ann Aaberg. Ordained on Sunday, September 21 at 3pm
Location: North Community Church UCC
Marshfield Hills, MA
aaaberg@aaberginc.com.

Irvin Morgan: Ordained on September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm.
Location: Myrtle Baptist Church (ABC)
21 Curve Street
West Newton, MA

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Art Night
------------------------
We are ALL made in the image of a creating God! A special welcome to
new students and a welcome back to returning students!

Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.

Art Night consists of a group of adult artists ranging in skill level
from complete beginners to professionals who gather to explore a wide
range of visual arts for the purpose of experiencing revelation,
healing, fellowship and fun! Work on class assignments, special
projects you've always wanted to explore, or come and be inspired by
others in the group.

Sometimes there is a learning theme (paper making, mosaic fundamentals,
finger painting, etc.) and sometimes it's completely open ended.
Watch for flyers about workshops each semester on topics like mandala
creation, beginners' manuscript painting techniques, journal making
and collaging.

Many supplies are available (acrylic paint, brushes, water colors,
markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, various kinds of paper, mosaic
supplies and tools, collage papers, paper making materials, some beading
equipment, etc.) or bring your own.

Free will offering for supplies.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Registrar Updates:
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September
20th
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Error in BTI Catalog
- Major Database Upgrade on Sept 12-15; some Connect areas affected
- Parking Permits ***New***
- Morning Worship Begins Next Week *** New ***
- Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 23! *** New ***

Fellowship News:
- UU ingathering service, Thursday 9/11 1:00p.m. Wilson Chapel
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting *** New ***
- Showing Our Support for Rev. Dr. Davida Foy Crabtree *** New ***
- Student Life Activity, Saturday Sept. 13th *** New ***

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

Other News and Opportunities:
- Prayers for Kim Wadhams *** New ***
- Ordination and Installation News *** Updated ***
- A Celebration of the Life of Edie Howe (Sept. 14th)
- Courageous Conversations (October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
- Art Night *** Updated ***

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

- The following courses are closed as of 10-Sept-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
P3ETHI719: Social Teachings of the Christian Churches Practitioner
Program
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
PSYC735: [PSYC735/835] Sexuality and Spirituality: Pastoral Counsel.
Pastoral & Congregational Care
PSYH784: [ELPSYH 784/884] The Psychology and Theology of Forgiveness
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.

------------------------
Error in BTI Catalog
------------------------
I would like to inform you that the 2008-2009 Cross-Registration
Calendar printed in the on the inside cover of the 2008-2009 BTI Course
Catalogue has the wrong listing for Boston College School of Theology
and Ministry (BC STM). I would sincerely like to apologize for the
inconveniences that this error might have created. Please let your
students and faculties know that the correct schedule is the one listed
below.

Sincerely,
Marian Simion

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Registration
FALL: April 19-Sept 10 SPRING: Nov 13-Jan 23

Classes Begin FALL: Sept 2 SPRING: Jan 14

Exam End: FALL: Dec 11-18 SPRING: May 5-12
Spring Break: March 2-6

------------------------
Major Database Upgrade on Sept 12-15;
some Connect areas affected
------------------------
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

------------------------
Parking Permits ***New***
------------------------
We are now ready to distribute parking permits. Please stop by the
Building & Ground office during the following times to pick up your
permit...

Mon - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - Noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am - Noon only

Please note that no permits will be given to any student without a NEW
'09 student ID which can be obtained at the Registrar's office.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
Morning Worship Begins Next Week *** New ***
------------------------
Morning Worship will begin in Wilson Chapel on Monday, September 15 at
8:15 am. Morning Worship is always different, and we hope always
centering. Join us in the small meditation room on the ground floor,
Monday through Friday all semester.
All are welcome!

If you are interested in leading morning worship throughout the
semester, please email Mary Luti mluti@ants.edu

------------------------
Sign up for Community Day, Sept. 23! *** New ***
------------------------
Dear Andover Newton Community,

Community Day is nearly upon us! Mark your calendars for Tuesday,
Sept. 23 and plan to join us. For those of you who are new to the
community, on Community Day we close down classes for the day and go to
learn and do community service work off the hill. Faculty, staff,
deans, and the President all go together! We will be in small teams
heading off to various areas around Boston. This is an excellent way to
spend some out-of-classroom time with faculty and staff, as we all "roll
up our sleeves" for our neighbors in the greater Boston area. The day
will begin with a morning worship service in the Wilson sanctuary, and
end with a reflection once we're all back on campus. Sack lunches will
be provided for all.

This year one team will be going to build a Habitat for Humanity house.
In order to do this we need to raise $750 to cover the building
materials we need that day. If you would like to contribute to this
cost please get a check to me made out to "Habitat for Humanity."

9:30am-10:00am Worship Service, Wilson Sanctuary
10:00am-10:45 am Introduction to the Day (Nancy
Nienhuis)
10:45am-11:00am Pick up sack Lunches

11:00am-11:30pm Travel to work sites
11:30pm-12:30pm Work at sites
12:30 pm Lunch and Learning at Sites
1:30pm-4:30pm More work at sites

4:30pm-5:00pm Return to Andover Newton (meet on the quad)

You can begin signing up for Community Day now. Just send me an email
and let me know if you have any particular needs or restrictions. Come
for whatever part of the day you can. FYI, we go rain or shine!

Let me know if you have questions,

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
UU ingathering service, Thursday 9/11 1:00p.m. Wilson Chapel
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

The Unitarian Universalist Community of Andover Newton Students
welcomes everyone to the first UU Worship of the year, Thursday, Sept.
11 at 1:00 p.m. in Wilson Chapel. We'll thank our outgoing leaders
and commission our incoming leaders, advisor and liaisons.
Singer/songwriter and M.Div. Senior, Emily Melcher, will provide special
music and preach "Plucking Plums," on ministerial formation as a
process of spiritual maturation.

-- UUCANS Worship coordinators: Morgan McLean, Bruce Taylor

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting *** New ***
------------------------
I heard on the news the other day that a local women's prison is now
doubling women in cells. The story went on to say that the prison
population in the state is as high as it has ever been.

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."

Contrary to popular misinformation and well intended wishful thinking,
racism is very alive and functioning today. 43% of the prison
population is African American while the African American population in
the country is about 12%. It was only recently that a federal judge
overturned the sentencing laws for crack cocaine. One had to have 100
times the weight of powder cocaine to get the draconian sentences.

"Visit those in prison."

We need to visit those in prison for our salvation both in the
therapeutic and the soteriological sense (hey, I'm making use of this
theology degree!). Getting behind the bars opens our eyes to the
dynamics of power and privilege. We get converted as much as we
convert.

We will meeting soon as the prison ministry fellowship-likely early
afternoon on a Tues. Stay tuned.

Also Mark Hemenway of New England Prison Ministries will be visiting
Monday Sept. 29 at 5:30 for dinner and conversation in the dining room.


Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Shalom.

------------------------
Showing Our Support for Rev. Dr. Davida Foy Crabtree ***New***
------------------------
Friends,

A few weeks ago, Davida Foy Crabtree, UCC Conference Minister for CT
and ANTS Trustee announced that she was beginning treatment for breast
cancer. Please hold her in prayer, especially throughout her treatments
over the next few months.

Kathy Cunliffe has assembled a special set of prayer beads and
Swarovski crystal angel earrings. She has also purchased the CD, Deep
Peace by Bill Douglas, featuring the Ars Nova Singers and invites all
members of the ANTS community to pray over the beads, write a prayer or
message in a small journal, and/or contribute toward the expenses of
these items. If contributions exceed the cost of materials and the
other gifts, she will purchase a gift certificate for one of Davida's
favorite restaurants so that she and her husband can enjoy an evening
out.

If anyone would like to join in this expression of support for Davida
as she journeys toward healing, please see Kathy or Cindy Stasko in
Wilson Chapel before or after Community Chapel on Wed. 9/10. If you
have any questions please contact Kathy at kcunliffe@ants.edu.

------------------------
Student Life Activity, Saturday Sept. 13th *** New ***
------------------------
Trip to Walden Pond: this Saturday Sept. 13th.

This is the first of a series of monthly outings for the ANTS community
sponsored by the office of Student Life.
Meet at the chapel end of the quad at 10 a.m. Bring your swimsuit and
towel.

RSVP: Bill Gural at 781-698-6753, wgural@ants.edu.
Also contact Morgan McLean at mmclean@ants.edu for suggestions for
other activities.

++++++++++++++++
Business Office:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Q&A on Student Health Insurance (Sept. 16th)
------------------------
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
------------------------
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.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Prayers for Kim Wadhams *** New ***
------------------------
Dear Community Members,

Many of you know that Kim Wadhams has been facing some heart problems
over the past few years. He just learned that he must now undergo a
heart transplant. He will enter the Yale New Haven Hospital next
Tuesday to await a heart. The average wait is about 90 days, although
of course it can be shorter or longer. Kim is feeling good now, but
this is something he needs to do.

Kim would like you to keep him in your thoughts and prayers, and he
welcomes hearing from you. He will have email access
(kwadhams@ants.edu) and a land line in his room--the main phone
number for the hospital is (203) 688-4242. Ever the faithful pastor,
while he waits he will be emailing sermons to his congregation for
someone to read on Sundays! I'll be in touch and will post updates to
Enews. He has felt warmly embraced by this community. I know you will
join me in continuing to extend Kim prayers and other support.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Ordination and Installation News *** Updated ***
------------------------
Judy Hanlon: Ordination on Sunday September 14, 2008 at 4:00pm.
Location: Salem Covenant Church (UCC)
215 E Mountain St
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 853-4071

Donna Colletti Lowre: Installed on Sunday September 14, 2008 at 4pm.
Location: First Baptist Church of Lyme
PO Box 108
Lyme Center, NH 03769

Ann Aaberg. Ordained on Sunday, September 21 at 3pm
Location: North Community Church UCC
Marshfield Hills, MA
aaaberg@aaberginc.com.

Irvin Morgan: Ordained on September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm.
Location: Myrtle Baptist Church (ABC)
21 Curve Street
West Newton, MA

------------------------
A Celebration of the Life of Edie Howe (Sept. 14)
------------------------
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.

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Art Night *** Updated ***
------------------------
We are ALL made in the image of a creating God! A special welcome to
new students and a welcome back to returning students!

Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.

Art Night consists of a group of adult artists ranging in skill level
from complete beginners to professionals who gather to explore a wide
range of visual arts for the purpose of experiencing revelation,
healing, fellowship and fun! Work on class assignments, special
projects you've always wanted to explore, or come and be inspired by
others in the group.

Sometimes there is a learning theme (paper making, mosaic fundamentals,
finger painting, etc.) and sometimes it's completely open ended.
Watch for flyers about workshops each semester on topics like mandala
creation, beginners' manuscript painting techniques, journal making
and collaging.

Many supplies are available (acrylic paint, brushes, water colors,
markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, various kinds of paper, mosaic
supplies and tools, collage papers, paper making materials, some beading
equipment, etc.) or bring your own.

Free will offering for supplies.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Registrar Updates:
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September
20th
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Error in BTI Catalog *** New ***
- Cancellation of Writing Tutorial
- Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!!
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Library Hours
- Major Database Upgrade on Sept 12-15; some Connect areas affected
- Parking Permits ***New***

Fellowship News:
- United Church of Christ Fellowship Meeting (Sept. 10)
- Baptist Fellowship Meeting (Sept. 10)
- UU ingathering service, Thursday 9/11 1:00p.m. Wilson Chapel
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting *** New ***
- Showing Our Support for Rev. Dr. Davida Foy Crabtree ***New***

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

Other News and Opportunities:
- Calling All Singers! Community Choir for Convocation! *** New ***
- The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue (Wed., Sept. 3rd)
- Judy Hanlon Ordination (Sept 14) *** New***
- Installation of Donna Colletti Lowre (Sept 14)
- A Celebration of the Life of Edie Howe (Sept. 14th)
- Ann Aaberg is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
- Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
- Courageous Conversations (October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) *** New ***
- Art Night *** Updated ***

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

- The following courses are closed as of 9-Sept-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
P3ETHI719: Social Teachings of the Christian Churches Practitioner
Program
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
PSYC735: [PSYC735/835] Sexuality and Spirituality: Pastoral Counsel.
Pastoral & Congregational Care
PSYH784: [ELPSYH 784/884] The Psychology and Theology of Forgiveness
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.

------------------------
Error in BTI Catalog *** New ***
------------------------
I would like to inform you that the 2008-2009 Cross-Registration
Calendar printed in the on the inside cover of the 2008-2009 BTI Course
Catalogue has the wrong listing for Boston College School of Theology
and Ministry (BC STM). I would sincerely like to apologize for the
inconveniences that this error might have created. Please let your
students and faculties know that the correct schedule is the one listed
below.

Sincerely,
Marian Simion

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Registration
FALL: April 19-Sept 10 SPRING: Nov 13-Jan 23

Classes Begin
FALL: Sept 2 SPRING: Jan 14

Exam End:
FALL: Dec 11-18 SPRING: May 5-12

Spring Break:
March 2-6

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

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

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

------------------------
Parking Permits ***New***
------------------------
We are now ready to distribute parking permits. Please stop by the
Building & Ground office during the following times to pick up your
permit...

Mon - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - Noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am - Noon only

Please note that no permits will be given to any student without a NEW
'09 student ID which can be obtained at the Registrar's office.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++

------------------------
United Church of Christ Fellowship Meeting (Sept. 10)
------------------------
You're invited... to the United Church of Christ gathering at Andover
Newton Theological School on Sept 10th (Convocation Day) from
4:45-6:00PM in the Meetinghouse.

We'll gather together to: meet other UCCers, learn more about the UCC,
meet some of the Massachusetts Conference staff people and learn about
opportunities available in MA, ask questions about the in-care process,
and more.

There will be refreshments provided.

We'd love to know if you're planning on joining us - please RSVP to
Kris LoFrumento, lofrumentok@macucc.org or 508-875-5233 x274 by Sept 9th
if possible.

We'd love to have you join us for the whole time, but we know some of
you will be coming from afternoon classes and others will be headed to
evening ones - come for whatever time you can!

------------------------
Baptist Fellowship Meeting (Sept. 10)
------------------------
The Baptist Fellowship Group will be meeting and greeting some ABC
denominational representatives on Wednesday, Sept. 10th. Come and start
some new friendships or renew some old ones. All are welcome - any
denomination, new and returning students, faculty & staff. Light
refreshments will be provided.

Drop in at any time!
Greene Room
Top Floor of Dabney Hall
4:45-6pm

Emily & Jim Leavitt
Coordinators of the Baptist Fellowship Group

------------------------
UU ingathering service, Thursday 9/11 1:00p.m. Wilson Chapel
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

The Unitarian Universalist Community of Andover Newton Students
welcomes everyone to the first UU Worship of the year, Thursday, Sept.
11 at 1:00 p.m. in Wilson Chapel. We'll thank our outgoing leaders
and commission our incoming leaders, advisor and liaisons.
Singer/songwriter and M.Div. Senior, Emily Melcher, will provide special
music and preach "Plucking Plums," on ministerial formation as a
process of spiritual maturation.

-- UUCANS Worship coordinators: Morgan McLean, Bruce Taylor

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting *** New ***
------------------------
I heard on the news the other day that a local women's prison is now
doubling women in cells. The story went on to say that the prison
population in the state is as high as it has ever been.

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."

Contrary to popular misinformation and well intended wishful thinking,
racism is very alive and functioning today. 43% of the prison
population is African American while the African American population in
the country is about 12%. It was only recently that a federal judge
overturned the sentencing laws for crack cocaine. One had to have 100
times the weight of powder cocaine to get the draconian sentences.

"Visit those in prison."

We need to visit those in prison for our salvation both in the
therapeutic and the soteriological sense (hey, I'm making use of this
theology degree!). Getting behind the bars opens our eyes to the
dynamics of power and privilege. We get converted as much as we
convert.

We will meeting soon as the prison ministry fellowship-likely early
afternoon on a Tues. Stay tuned.

Also Mark Hemenway of New England Prison Ministries will be visiting
Monday Sept. 29 at 5:30 for dinner and conversation in the dining room.


Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Shalom.

------------------------
Showing Our Support for Rev. Dr. Davida Foy Crabtree ***New***
------------------------
Friends,

A few weeks ago, Davida Foy Crabtree, UCC Conference Minister for CT
and ANTS Trustee announced that she was beginning treatment for breast
cancer. Please hold her in prayer, especially throughout her treatments
over the next few months.

Kathy Cunliffe has assembled a special set of prayer beads and
Swarovski crystal angel earrings. She has also purchased the CD, Deep
Peace by Bill Douglas, featuring the Ars Nova Singers and invites all
members of the ANTS community to pray over the beads, write a prayer or
message in a small journal, and/or contribute toward the expenses of
these items. If contributions exceed the cost of materials and the
other gifts, she will purchase a gift certificate for one of Davida's
favorite restaurants so that she and her husband can enjoy an evening
out.

If anyone would like to join in this expression of support for Davida
as she journeys toward healing, please see Kathy or Cindy Stasko in
Wilson Chapel before or after Community Chapel on Wed. 9/10. If you
have any questions please contact Kathy at kcunliffe@ants.edu.

++++++++++++++++
Business Office:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Q&A on Student Health Insurance (Sept. 16th)
------------------------
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
------------------------
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.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Calling All Singers! Community Choir for Convocation! *** New ***
------------------------
From Burns Stanfield ....
Attention everyone who would like to form part of the community choir
for ANTS' Fall Convocation on Wednesday, September 10 at 1:00 pm.
You are invited to gather at 11:45 a.m. sharp in the Wilson Chapel on
Wednesday, Sept 10, for a half-hour rehearsal prior to the service.

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

------------------------
Judy Hanlon Ordination (Sept 14) *** New***
------------------------
Judy Hanlon (class of 08) is getting ordained into the United Church of
Christ Churches this coming Sunday September 14, 2008 at 4:00pm.
Location:
Salem Covenant Church
215 E Mountain St
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 853-4071

All are welcome to attend.
Congratulations Judy!

------------------------
Installation of Donna Colletti Lowre (Sept 14)
------------------------
Donna Colletti Lowre will be installed at the First Baptist Church of
Lyme, NH on Sunday September 14, 2008 at 4pm. If you are interested in
attending, please RSVP to:
First Baptist Church of Lyme
PO Box 108
Lyme Center, NH 03769

Congratulations Donna!

------------------------
A Celebration of the Life of Edie Howe (Sept. 14)
------------------------
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.

------------------------
Ann Aaberg is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
------------------------
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!

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) *** New ***
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, 9:00 am - noon, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Art Night *** Updated ***
------------------------
We are ALL made in the image of a creating God! A special welcome to
new students and a welcome back to returning students!

Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.

Art Night consists of a group of adult artists ranging in skill level
from complete beginners to professionals who gather to explore a wide
range of visual arts for the purpose of experiencing revelation,
healing, fellowship and fun! Work on class assignments, special
projects you've always wanted to explore, or come and be inspired by
others in the group.

Sometimes there is a learning theme (paper making, mosaic fundamentals,
finger painting, etc.) and sometimes it's completely open ended.
Watch for flyers about workshops each semester on topics like mandala
creation, beginners' manuscript painting techniques, journal making
and collaging.

Many supplies are available (acrylic paint, brushes, water colors,
markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, various kinds of paper, mosaic
supplies and tools, collage papers, paper making materials, some beading
equipment, etc.) or bring your own.

Free will offering for supplies.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Monday, September 08, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, September 8th, 2008

In this message:

Academic:
- Registrar Updates:
- Add/Drop and Late Fall Registration Continues through September
20th
- List of Closed Courses: *** Check This Daily ***
- Error in BTI Catalog *** New ***
- Cancellation of Writing Tutorial
- International Study Buddy & Hospitality Program
- Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!!
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Library Hours
- Major Database Upgrade on Sept 12-15; some Connect areas affected

Fellowship News:
- United Church of Christ Fellowship Meeting (Sept. 10)
- Baptist Fellowship Meeting (Sept. 10)
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting *** New ***

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

Other News and Opportunities:
- Calling All Singers! Community Choir for Convocation! *** New ***
- The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue (Wed., Sept. 3rd)
- Installation of Donna Colletti Lowre (Sept 14)
- A Celebration of the Life of Edie Howe (Sept. 14th)
- Ann Aaberg is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
- Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
- Courageous Conversations (October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) *** New ***
- Art Night *** Updated ***

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

- The following courses are closed as of 8-Sept-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
P3ETHI719: Social Teachings of the Christian Churches Practitioner
Program
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
PSYC735: [PSYC735/835] Sexuality and Spirituality: Pastoral Counsel.
Pastoral & Congregational Care
PSYH784: [ELPSYH 784/884] The Psychology and Theology of Forgiveness
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.

------------------------
Error in BTI Catalog *** New ***
------------------------
I would like to inform you that the 2008-2009 Cross-Registration
Calendar printed in the on the inside cover of the 2008-2009 BTI Course
Catalogue has the wrong listing for Boston College School of Theology
and Ministry (BC STM). I would sincerely like to apologize for the
inconveniences that this error might have created. Please let your
students and faculties know that the correct schedule is the one listed
below.

Sincerely,
Marian Simion

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Registration
FALL: April 19-Sept 10 SPRING: Nov 13-Jan 23

Classes Begin
FALL: Sept 2 SPRING: Jan 14

Exam End:
FALL: Dec 11-18 SPRING: May 5-12

Spring Break:
March 2-6

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

------------------------
International Study Buddy & Hospitality Program
------------------------
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 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
------------------------
Library hours August 30-September 7:
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

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

++++++++++++++++
Fellowship News:
++++++++++++++++

------------------------
United Church of Christ Fellowship Meeting (Sept. 10)
------------------------
You're invited... to the United Church of Christ gathering at Andover
Newton Theological School on Sept 10th (Convocation Day) from
4:45-6:00PM in the Meetinghouse.

We'll gather together to: meet other UCCers, learn more about the UCC,
meet some of the Massachusetts Conference staff people and learn about
opportunities available in MA, ask questions about the in-care process,
and more.

There will be refreshments provided.

We'd love to know if you're planning on joining us - please RSVP to
Kris LoFrumento, lofrumentok@macucc.org or 508-875-5233 x274 by Sept 9th
if possible.

We'd love to have you join us for the whole time, but we know some of
you will be coming from afternoon classes and others will be headed to
evening ones - come for whatever time you can!

------------------------
Baptist Fellowship Meeting (Sept. 10)
------------------------
The Baptist Fellowship Group will be meeting and greeting some ABC
denominational representatives on Wednesday, Sept. 10th. Come and start
some new friendships or renew some old ones. All are welcome - any
denomination, new and returning students, faculty & staff. Light
refreshments will be provided.

Drop in at any time!
Greene Room
Top Floor of Dabney Hall
4:45-6pm

Emily & Jim Leavitt
Coordinators of the Baptist Fellowship Group

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting *** New ***
------------------------
I heard on the news the other day that a local women's prison is now
doubling women in cells. The story went on to say that the prison
population in the state is as high as it has ever been.

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice."

Contrary to popular misinformation and well intended wishful thinking,
racism is very alive and functioning today. 43% of the prison
population is African American while the African American population in
the country is about 12%. It was only recently that a federal judge
overturned the sentencing laws for crack cocaine. One had to have 100
times the weight of powder cocaine to get the draconian sentences.

"Visit those in prison."

We need to visit those in prison for our salvation both in the
therapeutic and the soteriological sense (hey, I'm making use of this
theology degree!). Getting behind the bars opens our eyes to the
dynamics of power and privilege. We get converted as much as we
convert.

We will meeting soon as the prison ministry fellowship-likely early
afternoon on a Tues. Stay tuned.

Also Mark Hemenway of New England Prison Ministries will be visiting
Monday Sept. 29 at 5:30 for dinner and conversation in the dining room.


Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Shalom.

++++++++++++++++
Business Office:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Q&A on Student Health Insurance (Sept. 16th)
------------------------
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
------------------------
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.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Calling All Singers! Community Choir for Convocation! *** New ***
------------------------
From Burns Stanfield ....
Attention everyone who would like to form part of the community choir
for ANTS' Fall Convocation on Wednesday, September 10 at 1:00 pm.
You are invited to gather at 11:45 a.m. sharp in the Wilson Chapel on
Wednesday, Sept 10, for a half-hour rehearsal prior to the service.

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

------------------------
Installation of Donna Colletti Lowre (Sept 14)
------------------------
Donna Colletti Lowre will be installed at the First Baptist Church of
Lyme, NH on Sunday September 14, 2008 at 4pm. If you are interested in
attending, please RSVP to:
First Baptist Church of Lyme
PO Box 108
Lyme Center, NH 03769

Congratulations Donna!

------------------------
A Celebration of the Life of Edie Howe (Sept. 14)
------------------------
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.

------------------------
Ann Aaberg is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
------------------------
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!

------------------------
Courageous Conversations (October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) *** New ***
------------------------
Courageous Conversations: Finding the Other without Losing Yourself
Led by Robert Sarly
In the Peck Room, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This five-week interactive series will help you discover how courageous
dialogic conversation can become an important everyday spiritual
practice which teaches us how to engage with the other without losing
ourselves. Courageous conversation can create new possibilities for
connection which leads to healing and to a greater sense of wellbeing
for self and other. These classes are intended for pastors, seminarians
and laypeople who want to improve their communication skills and become
better at the art of healing conversation.

* The program of workshops is cumulative, so participation in all four
sessions is requested. Registration is limited to 18.

The cost of the 4 workshops is $25 for students, $50 for pastors and
laypeople. Scholarships are available if needed.

To register please contact Jennifer Shaw at JShaw2@ants.edu or call 617
964 1100 ext. 228.

------------------------
Art Night *** Updated ***
------------------------
We are ALL made in the image of a creating God! A special welcome to
new students and a welcome back to returning students!

Art night is a year round, drop in, safe, "no rules," open studio
experience held every Thursday, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.

Art Night consists of a group of adult artists ranging in skill level
from complete beginners to professionals who gather to explore a wide
range of visual arts for the purpose of experiencing revelation,
healing, fellowship and fun! Work on class assignments, special
projects you've always wanted to explore, or come and be inspired by
others in the group.

Sometimes there is a learning theme (paper making, mosaic fundamentals,
finger painting, etc.) and sometimes it's completely open ended.
Watch for flyers about workshops each semester on topics like mandala
creation, beginners' manuscript painting techniques, journal making
and collaging.

Many supplies are available (acrylic paint, brushes, water colors,
markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, various kinds of paper, mosaic
supplies and tools, collage papers, paper making materials, some beading
equipment, etc.) or bring your own.

Free will offering for supplies.

Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS) with questions
(Dhonen@ants.edu)

Friday, September 05, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, September 3rd, 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
- International Study Buddy & Hospitality Program
- Bookstore Hours *** Updated ***
- Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!!
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Library Hours
- Major Database Upgrade on Sept 12-15; some Connect areas affected

Orientation, SA & Fellowship News: *** Updated ***
- Join us for a weekend of fellowship and fun! ALL are welcome!
- Potluck this Saturday, Sept 6 at 4:30 on Quad
- United Church of Christ Fellowship Meeting (Sept. 10) *** New ***
- Baptist Fellowship Meeting (Sept. 10) *** New ***

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

Staff News:
- New Title for Jen Walker

Other News and Opportunities:
- Calling All Singers! Community Choir for Convocation! *** New ***
- Prayers for Burton & Ron's aunt
- The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue (Wed., Sept. 3rd)
- Installation of Donna Colletti Lowre (Sept 14)
- A Celebration of the Life of Edie Howe (Sept. 14th)
- Ann Aaberg is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
- Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
- Mark Hemenway from New England Prison Ministries (Sept 29th)
- Art Night

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

- The following courses are closed as of 2-Sept-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
P3ETHI719: Social Teachings of the Christian Churches Practitioner
Program
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
PSYC735: [PSYC735/835] Sexuality and Spirituality: Pastoral Counsel.
Pastoral & Congregational Care
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

------------------------
International Study Buddy & Hospitality Program
------------------------
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 ***
------------------------
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
------------------------
Library hours August 30-September 7:
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

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

++++++++++++++++
Orientation and SA News: *** Updated ***
++++++++++++++++
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Join us for a weekend of fellowship and fun! ALL are welcome!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Friday:
6:30 Campus Cookout on the Quad
7:30 Movie in the Chapel: Big Eden (Sponsored by the Evangelical
Fellowship and BGLANTS)
Saturday:
2:15 Orientation Closing Worship
4:30-7 Pot Luck Dinner - SA will provide the main dish - On the Quad.
Rain location: Appleton Chase Lounge
7:30 Gathering of on-campus residents - On the quad - rain location is
the Meeting House (sponsored by your friendly neighborhood Res Reps)
We hope you can join us!
To keep posted on future activities and Student Association news,
please join the group on Connect. (connect.ants.edu)

------------------------
Potluck this Saturday, Sept 6 at 4:30 on Quad
------------------------
Welcome back and greetings from the Student Association! This Saturday
is the final day of orientation and our campus wide potluck. Festivities
will begin at 4:30 on the quad. (--IN CASE OF RAIN-- we will gather in
the basement of Appleton Chase.) We will be providing the essentials
(hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie dogs and burgers, and drinks) However, we
need your help with dessert, side dishes, and whatever else you think is
important. Our hope is to have a wonderful mix of returning and new
students sharing a meal together and playing a few games on the quad.
Please contact Ruth Edens, REdens@ants.edu if you have any questions.
Thank you!!

------------------------
United Church of Christ Fellowship Meeting (Sept. 10) *** New ***
------------------------
You're invited... to the United Church of Christ gathering at Andover
Newton Theological School on Sept 10th (Convocation Day) from
4:45-6:00PM in the Meetinghouse.

We'll gather together to: meet other UCCers, learn more about the UCC,
meet some of the Massachusetts Conference staff people and learn about
opportunities available in MA, ask questions about the in-care process,
and more.

There will be refreshments provided.

We'd love to know if you're planning on joining us - please RSVP to
Kris LoFrumento, lofrumentok@macucc.org or 508-875-5233 x274 by Sept 9th
if possible.

We'd love to have you join us for the whole time, but we know some of
you will be coming from afternoon classes and others will be headed to
evening ones - come for whatever time you can!

------------------------
Baptist Fellowship Meeting (Sept. 10) *** New ***
------------------------
The Baptist Fellowship Group will be meeting and greeting some ABC
denominational representatives on Wednesday, Sept. 10th. Come and start
some new friendships or renew some old ones. All are welcome - any
denomination, new and returning students, faculty & staff. Light
refreshments will be provided.

Drop in at any time!
Greene Room
Top Floor of Dabney Hall
4:45-6pm

Emily & Jim Leavitt
Coordinators of the Baptist Fellowship Group

++++++++++++++++
Business Office:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Q&A on Student Health Insurance (Sept. 16th)
------------------------
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
------------------------
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.

++++++++++++++++
Staff News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
New Title for Jen Walker *** New ***
------------------------
Jen Walker, a member of the Dean's administrative team, has a new
title: Administrative Assistant for Contextual and Continuing Education.
Jen will continue in her work coordinating field education, CPE, the
DMin Program, and the Woodbury Management Workshop, and she will add to
her duties some responsibility for LEARN administration. We hope the new
title communicates more broadly the many ways in which Jen helps
students and supports the work of the School.

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Calling All Singers! Community Choir for Convocation! *** New ***
------------------------
From Burns Stanfield ....
Attention everyone who would like to form part of the community choir
for ANTS' Fall Convocation on Wednesday, September 10 at 1:00 pm.
You are invited to gather at 11:45 a.m. sharp in the Wilson Chapel on
Wednesday, Sept 10, for a half-hour rehearsal prior to the service.

------------------------
Prayers for Burton & Ron's aunt
------------------------
Please remember our Aunt Dorothy in Pascagoula, Mississippi in your
thoughts and prayers.

We stayed with Aunt Dorothy when we made our cross-country trek to
Andover Newton in January. Ron spent many summers with her growing up
and we have remained very close to her over the years so her recent
diagnosis with breast cancer is quite challenging for us all.

She will have a radical mastectomy September 8 and would appreciate our
entire community's thoughts and prayers.

God's Grace and Peace to You All,
Burton and Ron

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

------------------------
Installation of Donna Colletti Lowre (Sept 14)
------------------------
Donna Colletti Lowre will be installed at the First Baptist Church of
Lyme, NH on Sunday September 14, 2008 at 4pm. If you are interested in
attending, please RSVP to:
First Baptist Church of Lyme
PO Box 108
Lyme Center, NH 03769

Congratulations Donna!

------------------------
A Celebration of the Life of Edie Howe (Sept. 14)
------------------------
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.

------------------------
Ann Aaberg is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
------------------------
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!

------------------------
Mark Hemenway from New England Prison Ministries (Sept 29th) *** New
***
------------------------
Mark Hemenway, the president of New England Prison Ministries, will
join us for dinner in the dining room and then a conversation about
sharing the gospel with inmates on Monday Sept. 29th at 5:30 p.m.
Please join us!
We in the Prison Ministry Fellowship are trying to discern in what way
we can reach out to prisoners.
Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Pax <><

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Art Night
------------------------
Art Night meets 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, September 03, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, September 3rd, 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
- International Study Buddy & Hospitality Program
- Bookstore Hours *** Updated ***
- Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!!
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Library Hours
- Major Database Upgrade on Sept 12-15; some Connect areas affected

Orientation and SA News: *** Updated ***
- Join us for a weekend of fellowship and fun! ALL are welcome!
- Orientation Volunteers Needed!!
- Check out the Student Lounge
- Potluck this Saturday, Sept 6 at 4:30 on Quad
- Fellowship Fair in the Upper Noyes

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

Staff News:
- New Title for Jen Walker *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Water in Fuller *** New ***
- Calling All Singers! Community Choir for Convocation! *** New ***
- Prayers for Burton & Ron's aunt *** New ***
- The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue (Wed., Sept. 3rd)
- A Celebration of the Life of Edie Howe (Sept. 14th)
- News from Ann Aaberg (Sept. 21st)
- Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
- Mark Hemenway from New England Prison Ministries (Sept 29th) *** New
***
- Summer Art Night

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

- The following courses are closed as of 2-Sept-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
P3ETHI719: Social Teachings of the Christian Churches Practitioner
Program
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
PSYC735: [PSYC735/835] Sexuality and Spirituality: Pastoral Counsel.
Pastoral & Congregational Care
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

------------------------
International Study Buddy & Hospitality Program
------------------------
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 ***
------------------------
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
------------------------
Library hours August 30-September 7:
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

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

++++++++++++++++
Orientation and SA News: *** Updated ***
++++++++++++++++
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Join us for a weekend of fellowship and fun! ALL are welcome!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thursday:
7 pm Ice Cream Social in Upper Noyes (sponsored by UUCANS)
7-10 pm Art Night in the Studio
Friday:
8:45 Orientation Opening Worship
6:30 Campus Cookout on the Quad
7:30 Movie in the Chapel: Big Eden (Sponsored by the Evangelical
Fellowship and BGLANTS)
Saturday:
2:15 Orientation Closing Worship
4:30-7 Pot Luck Dinner - SA will provide the main dish - On the Quad.
Rain location: Appleton Chase Lounge
7:30 Gathering of on-campus residents - On the quad - rain location is
the Meeting House (sponsored by your friendly neighborhood Res Reps)
We hope you can join us!
To keep posted on future activities and Student Association news,
please join the group on Connect. (connect.ants.edu)

------------------------
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 MMcLean@ants.edu 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 at 4:30.

When: Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th, various times
What: (check times and activities)
*Tour Guides (Friday, 8:30am)
*Lead a walk around Crystal Lake or Webster Reservation (Saturday
3:15)

-------------------------------------
Check out the Student Lounge
-------------------------------------
Have you been in the Student Lounge lately? We have gotten more
furniture, thanks to the Spring Gala, and have some beautiful, colorful
pillows made by Judy Brandon. Thanks to all who helped choose and
assemble the furniture. Enjoy the space!

------------------------
Potluck this Saturday, Sept 6 at 4:30 on Quad
------------------------
Welcome back and greetings from the Student Association! This Saturday
is the final day of orientation and our campus wide potluck. Festivities
will begin at 4:30 on the quad. (--IN CASE OF RAIN-- we will gather in
the basement of Appleton Chase.) We will be providing the essentials
(hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie dogs and burgers, and drinks) However, we
need your help with dessert, side dishes, and whatever else you think is
important. Our hope is to have a wonderful mix of returning and new
students sharing a meal together and playing a few games on the quad.
Please contact Ruth Edens, REdens@ants.edu if you have any questions.
Thank you!!

------------------------
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 MMcLean@ants.edu to let us know when and how you
can participate.

++++++++++++++++
Business Office:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Q&A on Student Health Insurance (Sept. 16th)
------------------------
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
------------------------
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.

++++++++++++++++
Staff News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
New Title for Jen Walker *** New ***
------------------------
Jen Walker, a member of the Dean's administrative team, has a new
title: Administrative Assistant for Contextual and Continuing Education.
Jen will continue in her work coordinating field education, CPE, the
DMin Program, and the Woodbury Management Workshop, and she will add to
her duties some responsibility for LEARN administration. We hope the new
title communicates more broadly the many ways in which Jen helps
students and supports the work of the School.

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Water in Fuller *** New ***
------------------------
Fuller residents:

Due to a brief leak the water was shut off in your building today
(Wednesday). If the water in your residence is discolored simply allow
it to run until it is clear. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Ned Allyn Parker

------------------------
Calling All Singers! Community Choir for Convocation! *** New ***
------------------------
From Burns Stanfield ....
Attention everyone who would like to form part of the community choir
for ANTS' Fall Convocation on Wednesday, September 10 at 1:00 pm.
You are invited to gather at 11:45 a.m. sharp in the Wilson Chapel on
Wednesday, Sept 10, for a half-hour rehearsal prior to the service.

------------------------
Prayers for Burton & Ron's aunt *** New ***
------------------------
Please remember our Aunt Dorothy in Pascagoula, Mississippi in your
thoughts and prayers.

We stayed with Aunt Dorothy when we made our cross-country trek to
Andover Newton in January. Ron spent many summers with her growing up
and we have remained very close to her over the years so her recent
diagnosis with breast cancer is quite challenging for us all.

She will have a radical mastectomy September 8 and would appreciate our
entire community's thoughts and prayers.

God's Grace and Peace to You All,
Burton and Ron

------------------------
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 (Sept. 14)
------------------------
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 (Sept. 21st)
------------------------
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!

------------------------
Mark Hemenway from New England Prison Ministries (Sept 29th) *** New
***
------------------------
Mark Hemenway, the president of New England Prison Ministries, will
join us for dinner in the dining room and then a conversation about
sharing the gospel with inmates on Monday Sept. 29th at 5:30 p.m.
Please join us!
We in the Prison Ministry Fellowship are trying to discern in what way
we can reach out to prisoners.
Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Pax <><

------------------------
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, September 02, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, September 2nd, 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
- International Study Buddy & Hospitality Program *** New ***
- Bookstore Hours *** Updated ***
- Bookstore Launching Used Textbook Buy-Back and Resale!!!
- Library Updates Access to Databases
- Library Hours
- Major Database Upgrade on Sept 12-15; some Connect areas affected ***
New ***

Orientation and SA News:
- Orientation Volunteers Needed!!
- Fellowship Fair in the Upper Noyes
- Potluck this Saturday, Sept 6 at 4:30 on Quad *** New ***
- SA is looking for information from the Fellowship Leaders

- Mark Hemenway from New England Prison Ministries *** 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

Staff News:
- New Title for Jen Walker *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Prayers for Burton & Ron's aunt *** New ***
- 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)
- Mark Hemenway from New England Prison Ministries (Sept 29th) *** New
***
- Summer Art Night

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

- The following courses are closed as of 2-Sept-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
P3ETHI719: Social Teachings of the Christian Churches Practitioner
Program
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
PSYC735: [PSYC735/835] Sexuality and Spirituality: Pastoral Counsel.
Pastoral & Congregational Care
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

------------------------
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 ***
------------------------
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 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

++++++++++++++++
Orientation and SA News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
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)

------------------------
Potluck this Saturday, Sept 6 at 4:30 on Quad
------------------------
Welcome back and greetings from the Student Association! This Saturday
is the final day of orientation and our campus wide potluck. Festivities
will begin at 4:30 on the quad. (--IN CASE OF RAIN-- we will gather in
the basement of Appleton Chase.) We will be providing the essentials
(hot dogs, hamburger s, veggie dogs and burgers, and drinks) However, we
need your help with dessert, side dishes, and whatever else you think is
important. Our hope is to have a wonderful mix of returning and new
students sharing a meal together and playing a few games on the quad.
Please contact Ruth Edens, REdens@ants.edu if you have any questions.
Thank you!!

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

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SA is looking for information from the Fellowship Leaders
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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)

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Business Office:
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Q&A on Student Health Insurance (Sept. 16th) *** New ***
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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

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Board Plan Rates for 2008-2009 *** New ***
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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.

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


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Staff News:
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New Title for Jen Walker *** New ***
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Jen Walker, a member of the Dean's administrative team, has a new
title: Administrative Assistant for Contextual and Continuing Education.
Jen will continue in her work coordinating field education, CPE, the
DMin Program, and the Woodbury Management Workshop, and she will add to
her duties some responsibility for LEARN administration. We hope the new
title communicates more broadly the many ways in which Jen helps
students and supports the work of the School.

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty &
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership

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Other News and Opportunities:
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Prayers for Burton & Ron's aunt *** New ***
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Please remember our Aunt Dorothy in Pascagoula, Mississippi in your
thoughts and prayers.

We stayed with Aunt Dorothy when we made our cross-country trek to
Andover Newton in January. Ron spent many summers with her growing up
and we have remained very close to her over the years so her recent
diagnosis with breast cancer is quite challenging for us all.

She will have a radical mastectomy September 8 and would appreciate our
entire community's thoughts and prayers.

God's Grace and Peace to You All,
Burton and Ron

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The Future of Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Dialogue (Wed., Sept. 3rd)
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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.

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A Celebration of the Life of Edie Howe (Sept. 14)
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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.

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News from Ann Aaberg (Sept. 21st)
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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

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Irvin Morgan is getting Ordained (Sept. 21st)
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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!

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Mark Hemenway from New England Prison Ministries (Sept 29th) *** New
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Mark Hemenway, the president of New England Prison Ministries, will
join us for dinner in the dining room and then a conversation about
sharing the gospel with inmates on Monday Sept. 29th at 5:30 p.m.
Please join us!
We in the Prison Ministry Fellowship are trying to discern in what way
we can reach out to prisoners.
Questions? Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu or 781-698-6753.
Pax <><

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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)