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Friday, February 27, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 27th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Professor Mark Heim named for national honor
- MDiv curriculum discussion in Connect
- Planned Network Maintenance, March 3rd *** New ***
- Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page *** Updated ***
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
- 2009 Commencement Weekend Activities: Save the Date!

Community News:
- Survey on Race and Race Relations *** Survey Ends Saturday, 5pm,
February 28th ***
- Movie Night, March 4th *** New ***
- Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
- Interested in joining a chaplaincy networking group?
- Prayer Request *** Updated ***
- Lost and Found

Other News and Opportunities:
- 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Professor Mark Heim named for national honor
------------------------
Friends:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Mark Heim, Andover
Newton's Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, has just been
named as one of six professors from across the country as a 2009-2010
Henry Luce Fellow in Theology. Selected on the basis of the strength of
his proposal to conduct creative and innovative theological research,
Heim will engage in a year-long study of his own design focusing on
Buddhist and Muslim insights on Atonement. This is the 16th class of
scholars appointed since the program began in 1993. Mark's appointment
follows the previous appointments of Professors Fontaine and Burrows.

Please join me in extending congratulations to Mark for this fine
recognition of his scholarship.

Nick Carter
President

------------------------
MDiv curriculum discussion in Connect
------------------------
Would you like to learn more about the M.Div. curriculum to be launched
in the fall of 2009? Do you want to know how the changeover to a new
curriculum affects you? Join an ongoing Web discussion on Connect by
adding yourself to the group, Master of Divinity Curriculum Transition.
Resources there will be updated daily as new information is available.
See you there!

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty

------------------------
Planned Network Maintenance, March 3rd *** New ***
------------------------
The IT Department has been informed that our Internet Service Provider
(ISP) will be performing planned network maintenance on March 3rd, from
3-6am. During this maintenance window, you will experience one or more
brief interruptions in service while they complete the maintenance
activities; the interruptions are expected to last less than 2 hours
total. However, due to the complexity of the work, your downtime may be
longer.

------------------------
Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School is often contacted about scholarship
opportunities for our students. As a new Connect! service, we will try
to update you on the latest information on a regular basis. However,
please contact Rosemary Turano at RTurano@ants.edu or x296 for the
latest scholarship and financial aid information. A list of the
2009-2010 scholarships can be found on the public Connect! page @
https://connect.ants.edu/ics

Items in this section include:
- Spring 2009 Northern Baptist Scholarships: Applications due February
27, 2009
- $5,000 Grant Possibility from Jenzabar Foundation: Nominations due on
March 31, 2009
- 2009-2010 Scholarships: Various application due dates.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
2009 Commencement Weekend Activities: Save the Date!
------------------------
More information will be coming soon, but for now please reserve the
following dates on your calendars (and congratulations to all graduating
seniors!:

May 13, 7-9 p.m. in Wilson Chapel: Andover Newton Hymn Sing
May 14, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Spring Convocation and Alumni Day on
the Andover Newton quad (tickets required)
May 15, 7:00 p.m.: 2009 Baccalaureate Service, Wilson Chapel.
Graduates will gather at 6:30 p.m. to prepare for the processional.
May 16, 2:00 p.m.: 2009 Commencement service, First Baptist Church,
Newton Centre. Graduates will gather at 1:00 p.m.

Early in March I'll be sending complete information on all of these
activities by snail mail to all graduating seniors. If you have
specific questions please don't hesitate to email me.

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Survey on Race and Race Relations *** Survey Ends Saturday, 5pm,
February 28th ***
------------------------
If you haven't taken the Survey on Race and Race Relations yet, please
do so at:
http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB228REC893F8
And don't forget to enter the raffle for the iPod Touch!

Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

------------------------
Movie Night, March 4th *** New ***
------------------------
You're Invited!

What: Movie Night featuring "Dogma"
When: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 7:00pm
Where: Appleton-Chase Dorm, Lower Lounge

Please bring snacks or drinks to share! Stay after and let's discuss!

Join fellow students for an informal viewing of the 1999 "theological
comedy" "Dogma" starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris Rock, Alan
Rickman, Salma Hayek, Jay and Silent Bob and more. Two banished angels
find a loophole that could get them back into Heaven, but it will
destroy existence in the process. An unwilling mortal is called upon by
God to intercept the Angels to save the world, aided by the thirteenth
apostle, two unlikely prophets and a former muse. Featured appearances
include a Catholic Cardinal launching a marketing campaign (George
Carlin) and God (Alanis Morrissette)! This comic fantasy also asks some
probing theological questions - come and see!

------------------------
Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th
------------------------
Our congregations are filled with mothers and fathers, aunts and
uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers. Many of our cherished
relationships begin at birth, yet childbirth is rarely given much
thought.

You are invited to raise your awareness of the increasing injustice in
maternal health and how this effects us all, whether or not we are
child-bearers. How do we minister to mothers and families who have
suffered traumatic birth experiences? The first step is learning that
these individuals exist, and likely they are or will be members of our
own congregations.

Speakers will include: Nancy Wainer, author and midwife; Robin Hutson,
from the Massachusetts Friends of Midwives, Sharon Thornton, Andover
Newton Professor of Pastoral Care and Ethics; along with verbal and
visual testimonials of women and men who have endured childbearing pain
and loss.

The Silent Cry of Women: Pastoral Approaches to Childbearing is on
March 11th from 9am-12pm in the Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton
Theological School . Light refreshments will be served and RSVPs are
greatly appreciated. Please contact Courtney Stange-Tregear at
617-447-5086 or silentcry1982@yahoo.com.

------------------------
Interested in joining a chaplaincy networking group?
------------------------
Let's gather to share info on credentialing, chaplaincy careers and
venues, self-care and others issues.
Please respond to Jcrary@ants.edu with your topics of interest and
whether M,T, W, or Th at noon in the cafeteria meeting room works best
for you.
Look forward to sharing with you!
Jim Crary

------------------------
Prayer Request *** Updated ***
------------------------
Due to complications, Billy Abdalla, the youngest son of Ulil and
Ienas, has been transferred to Mass General Hospital to resolve the
issue with his abscessed appendicitis which will be drained tomorrow in
preparation for it to be removed a few days from now. He is room
Ellison 1806. Please take a moment, as you are able, to offer prayers
and support for Ulil and Ienas as they go through this very stressful
time in their lives.
You can also send them any prayers via email to ulil99@yahoo.com.

Peace,
Kurt

------------------------
Lost and Found
------------------------
The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall has a pair of
eyeglasses, a Saturn key, and a Smokie Narful cd. If any of these
things are yours, please come pick them up.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th
------------------------
Andover Newton alum and LEARN Instructor Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
('07) will give the 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture for the Weston-Wayland
Interfaith Action Group on Islamophobia. Entitled "Islamophobia:
Understanding the roots of Prejudice Toward Muslims and the Religion of
Islam," her lecture will discuss the history of Islamophobia, the
current situation surrounding Islamophobic actions and events, as well
as some personal stories of Muslims who have dealt with the prejudice of
simply being Muslim. When? Thursday, March 5th. Time? 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
Where? Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton Street, Weston.
Light refreshments will be served. For further information contact Lynn
Retik 781-647-0051, or Karen at kandrews@ants.edu.

------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
------------------------
http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in Washington , DC , is a
weekend of inspirational worship, insightful workshops and plenaries,
and networking with ecumenical people of faith around justice issues. It
is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill (after training
sessions during the weekend). This is a very popular event, typically
attended by some 1000 participants. I invite you to participate in this
great event. The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover
registration, travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of
age. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or need more
information, contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington , DC
office at palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/

------------------------
Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
------------------------
The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. If you would like to see Toni you may
call her at extension 319 or email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her
office is located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at
a reduced rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate
to need. Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She
is happy to work with students to find the right--and
affordable--referral if more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
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. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Thursday, February 26, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, February 26th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Professor Mark Heim named for national honor
- MDiv curriculum discussion in Connect
- Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page *** Updated ***
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
- 2009 Commencement Weekend Activities: Save the Date!

Community News:
- Celebration of Black Sacred Music, February 27th
- 2009 Costas Consultation on Global Mission, February 27th
- Survey on Race and Race Relations *** Survey Ends Saturday, 5pm,
February 28th ***
- Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th *** New ***
- Interested in joining a chaplaincy networking group? *** New ***
- Prayer Request
- Lost and Found

Other News and Opportunities:
- 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th
- Join Sojourners at The Mobilization to End Poverty, April 26th-29th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship
- Paper mache knowledge?

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Professor Mark Heim named for national honor
------------------------
Friends:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Mark Heim, Andover
Newton's Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, has just been
named as one of six professors from across the country as a 2009-2010
Henry Luce Fellow in Theology. Selected on the basis of the strength of
his proposal to conduct creative and innovative theological research,
Heim will engage in a year-long study of his own design focusing on
Buddhist and Muslim insights on Atonement. This is the 16th class of
scholars appointed since the program began in 1993. Mark's appointment
follows the previous appointments of Professors Fontaine and Burrows.

Please join me in extending congratulations to Mark for this fine
recognition of his scholarship.

Nick Carter
President

------------------------
MDiv curriculum discussion in Connect
------------------------
Would you like to learn more about the M.Div. curriculum to be launched
in the fall of 2009? Do you want to know how the changeover to a new
curriculum affects you? Join an ongoing Web discussion on Connect by
adding yourself to the group, Master of Divinity Curriculum Transition.
Resources there will be updated daily as new information is available.
See you there!

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty

------------------------
Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School is often contacted about scholarship
opportunities for our students. As a new Connect! service, we will try
to update you on the latest information on a regular basis. However,
please contact Rosemary Turano at RTurano@ants.edu or x296 for the
latest scholarship and financial aid information. A list of the
2009-2010 scholarships can be found on the public Connect! page @
https://connect.ants.edu/ics

Items in this section include:
- Spring 2009 Northern Baptist Scholarships: Applications due February
27, 2009
- $5,000 Grant Possibility from Jenzabar Foundation: Nominations due on
March 31, 2009
- 2009-2010 Scholarships: Various application due dates.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
2009 Commencement Weekend Activities: Save the Date!
------------------------
More information will be coming soon, but for now please reserve the
following dates on your calendars (and congratulations to all graduating
seniors!:

May 13, 7-9 p.m. in Wilson Chapel: Andover Newton Hymn Sing
May 14, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Spring Convocation and Alumni Day on
the Andover Newton quad (tickets required)
May 15, 7:00 p.m.: 2009 Baccalaureate Service, Wilson Chapel.
Graduates will gather at 6:30 p.m. to prepare for the processional.
May 16, 2:00 p.m.: 2009 Commencement service, First Baptist Church,
Newton Centre. Graduates will gather at 1:00 p.m.

Early in March I'll be sending complete information on all of these
activities by snail mail to all graduating seniors. If you have
specific questions please don't hesitate to email me.

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Celebration of Black Sacred Music, February 27th
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship Presents:
Good News: The Celebration of Black sacred Music - Come and join in the
celebration of Black History Month on Friday, February 27th in the
Stoddard Hall Auditorium from 7:00pm - 8:30pm.
Everyone is Welcome!!

------------------------
2009 Costas Consultation on Global Mission, February 27th
------------------------
Mission and Multiple Religious Belonging
2009 Costas Consultation on Global Mission sponsored by the schools of
the Boston Theological Institute
Friday, February 27, 12 - 7 PM at Episcopal Divinity School
See: www.bostontheological.org for schedule and meal information
Keynote address by: Joseph Montville
Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution At the
Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution George Mason University

------------------------
Survey on Race and Race Relations *** Survey Ends Saturday, 5pm,
February 28th ***
------------------------
If you haven't taken the Survey on Race and Race Relations yet, please
do so at:
http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB228REC893F8
And don't forget to enter the raffle for the iPod Touch!

Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

------------------------
Social Justice and Pastoral Care Event, March 11th *** New ***
------------------------
Our congregations are filled with mothers and fathers, aunts and
uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers. Many of our cherished
relationships begin at birth, yet childbirth is rarely given much
thought.

You are invited to raise your awareness of the increasing injustice in
maternal health and how this effects us all, whether or not we are
child-bearers. How do we minister to mothers and families who have
suffered traumatic birth experiences? The first step is learning that
these individuals exist, and likely they are or will be members of our
own congregations.

Speakers will include: Nancy Wainer, author and midwife; Robin Hutson,
from the Massachusetts Friends of Midwives, Sharon Thornton, Andover
Newton Professor of Pastoral Care and Ethics; along with verbal and
visual testimonials of women and men who have endured childbearing pain
and loss.

The Silent Cry of Women: Pastoral Approaches to Childbearing is on
March 11th from 9am-12pm in the Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton
Theological School . Light refreshments will be served and RSVPs are
greatly appreciated. Please contact Courtney Stange-Tregear at
617-447-5086 or silentcry1982@yahoo.com.

------------------------
Interested in joining a chaplaincy networking group? *** New ***
------------------------
Let's gather to share info on credentialing, chaplaincy careers and
venues, self-care and others issues.
Please respond to Jcrary@ants.edu with your topics of interest and
whether M,T, W, or Th at noon in the cafeteria meeting room works best
for you.
Look forward to sharing with you!
Jim Crary

------------------------
Prayer Request
------------------------
For Billy Abdalla, the youngest son of Ulil and Ienas. Billy was
brought to the hospital very early this morning for what turned out to
be an abscessed appendicitis. He will be in room 608 West at
Newton-Wellesley hospital for at least the next few days while they
first drain the abscess and then plan surgery to remove the appendix.
They live in apartment 148B at Herrick House. You can also send them
any prayers via email to ulil99@yahoo.com.

Peace,
Kurt

------------------------
Lost and Found
------------------------
The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall has a pair of
eyeglasses, a Saturn key, and a Smokie Narful cd. If any of these
things are yours, please come pick them up.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th
------------------------
Andover Newton alum and LEARN Instructor Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
('07) will give the 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture for the Weston-Wayland
Interfaith Action Group on Islamophobia. Entitled "Islamophobia:
Understanding the roots of Prejudice Toward Muslims and the Religion of
Islam," her lecture will discuss the history of Islamophobia, the
current situation surrounding Islamophobic actions and events, as well
as some personal stories of Muslims who have dealt with the prejudice of
simply being Muslim. When? Thursday, March 5th. Time? 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
Where? Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton Street, Weston.
Light refreshments will be served. For further information contact Lynn
Retik 781-647-0051, or Karen at kandrews@ants.edu.

------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
------------------------
http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in Washington , DC , is a
weekend of inspirational worship, insightful workshops and plenaries,
and networking with ecumenical people of faith around justice issues. It
is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill (after training
sessions during the weekend). This is a very popular event, typically
attended by some 1000 participants. I invite you to participate in this
great event. The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover
registration, travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of
age. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or need more
information, contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington , DC
office at palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/

------------------------
Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
------------------------
The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th
------------------------
How do we work to mend our separated family? On April 4th Holy Cross
Hellenic College will host a conference entitled "New Challenges in
Ecumenical Dialogue". Grad students/ seminarians in the BTI are invited
to present papers on responses to the World Council of Churches
proposals on continuing the process of reconciliation. We also are
invited to present simple ways we students in the BTI can practice
ecumenicity as part of our education and formation.

I know it is a big task, but it seems one worth devoting attention to,
now during formation and learning, and in preparation for later
collaboration. I know this can be a difficult conversation as well
regarding various positions and practices in our neighboring theological
schools and seminaries.

If you like to talk with me about this, please email me or call.
Bill Gural; wgural@ants.edu; 781-698-6753

------------------------
Join Sojourners at The Mobilization to End Poverty, April 26th-29th
------------------------
Join Sojourners (sojo.net) at The Mobilization to End Poverty - April
26- 29, 2009 - a historic gathering of thousands of anti-poverty
advocates in Washington, D.C. Together, we will call on President-elect
Obama and the new Congress to make overcoming poverty a national
priority. We've already invited President-elect Barack Obama to address
The Mobilization and we are working to secure his participation.

Early Bird Registration (through February 23, 2009) is $249 (Regular)
and $140 (Students) with discounts for groups and volunteers. After
February 23, Registration is $299 (Regular) and $169 (Students). For
more information, a complete program, and to register, visit
www.sojo.net/mobilization, or call 800-714-7474.

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. If you would like to see Toni you may
call her at extension 319 or email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her
office is located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at
a reduced rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate
to need. Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She
is happy to work with students to find the right--and
affordable--referral if more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
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. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

------------------------
Paper mache knowledge?
------------------------
We're looking for people who have knowledge of or interest in
creating some paper mache animals and various critters for the Earth Day
Community worship in April. If you have such knowledge or interest,
please email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu so that we can set up a time to meet
and brainstorm.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Professor Mark Heim named for national honor
- MDiv curriculum discussion in Connect
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
- 2009 Commencement Weekend Activities: Save the Date!

Community News:
- BGLANTS Planning Meeting, February 26th *** New ***
- Celebration of Black Sacred Music, February 27th
- 2009 Costas Consultation on Global Mission, February 27th *** New
***
- Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page *** Updated ***
- Opportunity to make extra money!
- Survey on Race and Race Relations
- Prayer Request *** New ***
- Lost and Found *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th
- Join Sojourners at The Mobilization to End Poverty, April 26th-29th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship
- Paper mache knowledge?

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Professor Mark Heim named for national honor
------------------------
Friends:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Mark Heim, Andover
Newton's Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, has just been
named as one of six professors from across the country as a 2009-2010
Henry Luce Fellow in Theology. Selected on the basis of the strength of
his proposal to conduct creative and innovative theological research,
Heim will engage in a year-long study of his own design focusing on
Buddhist and Muslim insights on Atonement. This is the 16th class of
scholars appointed since the program began in 1993. Mark's appointment
follows the previous appointments of Professors Fontaine and Burrows.

Please join me in extending congratulations to Mark for this fine
recognition of his scholarship.

Nick Carter
President

------------------------
MDiv curriculum discussion in Connect
------------------------
Would you like to learn more about the M.Div. curriculum to be launched
in the fall of 2009? Do you want to know how the changeover to a new
curriculum affects you? Join an ongoing Web discussion on Connect by
adding yourself to the group, Master of Divinity Curriculum Transition.
Resources there will be updated daily as new information is available.
See you there!

Sarah B. Drummond
Associate Dean of the Faculty

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
2009 Commencement Weekend Activities: Save the Date!
------------------------
More information will be coming soon, but for now please reserve the
following dates on your calendars (and congratulations to all graduating
seniors!:

May 13, 7-9 p.m. in Wilson Chapel: Andover Newton Hymn Sing
May 14, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Spring Convocation and Alumni Day on
the Andover Newton quad (tickets required)
May 15, 7:00 p.m.: 2009 Baccalaureate Service, Wilson Chapel.
Graduates will gather at 6:30 p.m. to prepare for the processional.
May 16, 2:00 p.m.: 2009 Commencement service, First Baptist Church,
Newton Centre. Graduates will gather at 1:00 p.m.

Early in March I'll be sending complete information on all of these
activities by snail mail to all graduating seniors. If you have
specific questions please don't hesitate to email me.

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
BGLANTS Planning Meeting, February 26th *** New ***
------------------------
BGLANTS will be having a Planning Meeting in Upper Noyes on Thursday,
February 26, during lunch. Please join us if you are interested in
planning, taking part in, or learning more about the annual Boston Pride
Parade. All are welcome!

BGLANTS, a welcoming student fellowship, is committed to a two-fold
ministry: providing worship opportunities that celebrate the radical
inclusion of all members of God's family; and engaging in dialogue that
inspires and empowers future clergy of all denominations to minister to
all peoples regardless of gender/gender identity, or affectional
orientation.

------------------------
Celebration of Black Sacred Music, February 27th
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship Presents:
Good News: The Celebration of Black sacred Music - Come and join in the
celebration of Black History Month on Friday, February 27th in the
Stoddard Hall Auditorium from 7:00pm - 8:30pm.
Everyone is Welcome!!

------------------------
2009 Costas Consultation on Global Mission, February 27th *** New ***
------------------------
Mission and Multiple Religious Belonging
2009 Costas Consultation on Global Mission sponsored by the schools of
the Boston Theological Institute
Friday, February 27, 12 - 7 PM at Episcopal Divinity School
See: www.bostontheological.org for schedule and meal information
Keynote address by: Joseph Montville
Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution At the
Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution George Mason University

------------------------
Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page *** Updated ***
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School is often contacted about scholarship
opportunities for our students. As a new Connect! service, we will try
to update you on the latest information on a regular basis. However,
please contact Rosemary Turano at RTurano@ants.edu or x296 for the
latest scholarship and financial aid information. A list of the
2009-2010 scholarships can be found on the public Connect! page @
https://connect.ants.edu/ics

Items in this section include:
- Spring 2009 Northern Baptist Scholarships: Applications due February
27, 2009
- $5,000 Grant Possibility from Jenzabar Foundation: Nominations due on
March 31, 2009
- 2009-2010 Scholarships: Various application due dates.

------------------------
Opportunity to make extra money!
------------------------
Lydia McIntosh needs two (2) strong bodies to put together a
granite-top table in her Appleton-Chase apartment. 48" round table top
is very heavy which will require two people to lift. Tools and
instructions will be available.
Each person will be paid $35
Estimated work time is 1 to 2 hours
First come, first served -- Email: lmcintosh@ants.edu to work out
logistics

------------------------
Survey on Race and Race Relations
------------------------
If you haven't taken the Survey on Race and Race Relations yet, please
do so at:
http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB228REC893F8
And don't forget to enter the raffle for the iPod Touch!

Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

------------------------
Prayer Request *** New ***
------------------------
For Billy Abdalla, the youngest son of Ulil and Ienas. Billy was
brought to the hospital very early this morning for what turned out to
be an abscessed appendicitis. He will be in room 608 West at
Newton-Wellesley hospital for at least the next few days while they
first drain the abscess and then plan surgery to remove the appendix.
They live in apartment 148B at Herrick House. You can also send them
any prayers via email to ulil99@yahoo.com.

Peace,
Kurt

------------------------
Lost and Found *** New ***
------------------------
The Lost & Found at the front desk in Dabney Hall has a pair of
eyeglasses, a Saturn key, and a Smokie Narful cd. If any of these
things are yours, please come pick them up.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th
------------------------
Andover Newton alum and LEARN Instructor Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
('07) will give the 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture for the Weston-Wayland
Interfaith Action Group on Islamophobia. Entitled "Islamophobia:
Understanding the roots of Prejudice Toward Muslims and the Religion of
Islam," her lecture will discuss the history of Islamophobia, the
current situation surrounding Islamophobic actions and events, as well
as some personal stories of Muslims who have dealt with the prejudice of
simply being Muslim. When? Thursday, March 5th. Time? 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
Where? Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton Street, Weston.
Light refreshments will be served. For further information contact Lynn
Retik 781-647-0051, or Karen at kandrews@ants.edu.

------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
------------------------
http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in Washington , DC , is a
weekend of inspirational worship, insightful workshops and plenaries,
and networking with ecumenical people of faith around justice issues. It
is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill (after training
sessions during the weekend). This is a very popular event, typically
attended by some 1000 participants. I invite you to participate in this
great event. The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover
registration, travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of
age. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or need more
information, contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington , DC
office at palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/

------------------------
Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
------------------------
The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th
------------------------
How do we work to mend our separated family? On April 4th Holy Cross
Hellenic College will host a conference entitled "New Challenges in
Ecumenical Dialogue". Grad students/ seminarians in the BTI are invited
to present papers on responses to the World Council of Churches
proposals on continuing the process of reconciliation. We also are
invited to present simple ways we students in the BTI can practice
ecumenicity as part of our education and formation.

I know it is a big task, but it seems one worth devoting attention to,
now during formation and learning, and in preparation for later
collaboration. I know this can be a difficult conversation as well
regarding various positions and practices in our neighboring theological
schools and seminaries.

If you like to talk with me about this, please email me or call.
Bill Gural; wgural@ants.edu; 781-698-6753

------------------------
Join Sojourners at The Mobilization to End Poverty, April 26th-29th
------------------------
Join Sojourners (sojo.net) at The Mobilization to End Poverty - April
26- 29, 2009 - a historic gathering of thousands of anti-poverty
advocates in Washington, D.C. Together, we will call on President-elect
Obama and the new Congress to make overcoming poverty a national
priority. We've already invited President-elect Barack Obama to address
The Mobilization and we are working to secure his participation.

Early Bird Registration (through February 23, 2009) is $249 (Regular)
and $140 (Students) with discounts for groups and volunteers. After
February 23, Registration is $299 (Regular) and $169 (Students). For
more information, a complete program, and to register, visit
www.sojo.net/mobilization, or call 800-714-7474.

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. If you would like to see Toni you may
call her at extension 319 or email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her
office is located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at
a reduced rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate
to need. Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She
is happy to work with students to find the right--and
affordable--referral if more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
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. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

------------------------
Paper mache knowledge?
------------------------
We're looking for people who have knowledge of or interest in
creating some paper mache animals and various critters for the Earth Day
Community worship in April. If you have such knowledge or interest,
please email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu so that we can set up a time to meet
and brainstorm.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Professor Mark Heim named for national honor
- MDiv curriculum discussion in Connect
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
- 2009 Commencement Weekend Activities: Save the Date!

Community News:
- Celebration of Black Sacred Music, February 27th *** New ***
- Spring 2009 Northern Baptist Scholarships
- 2009-2010 Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
- $5,000 Grant Possibility from Jenzabar Foundation *** New ***
- Opportunity to make extra money!
- Survey on Race and Race Relations

Other News and Opportunities:
- The Jetro Da Silva Quintet and the Berklee String Orchestra, February
24th
- 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th *** New ***
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th
- Join Sojourners at The Mobilization to End Poverty, April 26th-29th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship
- Paper mache knowledge?

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Professor Mark Heim named for national honor *** New ***
------------------------
Friends:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Mark Heim, Andover
Newton's Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, has just been
named as one of six professors from across the country as a 2009-2010
Henry Luce Fellow in Theology. Selected on the basis of the strength of
his proposal to conduct creative and innovative theological research,
Heim will engage in a year-long study of his own design focusing on
Buddhist and Muslim insights on Atonement. This is the 16th class of
scholars appointed since the program began in 1993. Mark's appointment
follows the previous appointments of Professors Fontaine and Burrows.

Please join me in extending congratulations to Mark for this fine
recognition of his scholarship.

Nick Carter
President

------------------------
MDiv curriculum discussion in Connect
------------------------
Would you like to learn more about the M.Div. curriculum to be launched
in the fall of 2009? Do you want to know how the changeover to a new
curriculum affects you? Join an ongoing Web discussion on Connect by
adding yourself to the group, Master of Divinity Curriculum Transition.
Resources there will be updated daily as new information is available.
See you there! - Sarah

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

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
2009 Commencement Weekend Activities: Save the Date! *** New ***
------------------------
More information will be coming soon, but for now please reserve the
following dates on your calendars (and congratulations to all graduating
seniors!:

May 13, 7-9 p.m. in Wilson Chapel: Andover Newton Hymn Sing
May 14, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Spring Convocation and Alumni Day on
the Andover Newton quad (tickets required)
May 15, 7:00 p.m.: 2009 Baccalaureate Service, Wilson Chapel.
Graduates will gather at 6:30 p.m. to prepare for the processional.
May 16, 2:00 p.m.: 2009 Commencement service, First Baptist Church,
Newton Centre. Graduates will gather at 1:00 p.m.

Early in March I'll be sending complete information on all of these
activities by snail mail to all graduating seniors. If you have
specific questions please don't hesitate to email me.

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Celebration of Black Sacred Music, February 27th *** New ***
------------------------
The Black Student Fellowship Presents:
Good News: The Celebration of Black sacred Music - Come and join in the
celebration of Black History Month on Friday, February 27th in the
Stoddard Hall Auditorium from 7:00pm - 8:30pm.
Everyone is Welcome!!

------------------------
Spring 2009 Northern Baptist Scholarships
------------------------
The Northern Baptist Education Society gives out scholarships to ABC
students. Rev Roger Spinney will be making spring semester awards. If
you did not receive a fall scholarship and would like to apply for a
spring semester scholarship you will need to complete the Northern
Baptist Application. You will also need to get a letter of support from
your church. New applicants will also need to meet with Rev Spinney. He
will be in Boston February 26th and March 2nd to meet with students.
Applications are available in the financial aid office.

Students who received a fall scholarship should have received a letter
and application from Rev. Spinney. You will need to have the financial
aid section of the application filled out. If you will not be attending
the dinner you must submit you application to the financial aid office
by Friday, February 27th.

------------------------
2009-2010 Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School is often contacted about scholarship
opportunities for our students. As a new Connect! service, we will try
to update you on the latest information on a regular basis. However,
please contact Rosemary Turano at RTurano@ants.edu or x296 for the
latest scholarship and financial aid information. A list of the
2009-2010 scholarships can be found on the public Connect! page.

------------------------
$5,000 Grant Possibility from Jenzabar Foundation *** New ***
------------------------
The Jenzabar Foundation 2009 Student Leadership Awards will recognize
seven student groups and their respective leaders for demonstrating a
commitment to making a difference through community service and/or
humanitarian endeavors. Winners of the Student Leadership Awards will
receive a $5,000 grant to continue their work and projects. Details on
the criteria and nomination process may be found on the Jenzabar
Foundation Web site
(http://www.jenzabar.net/about_jbar/TJFoundation2009StudentLeadershipAwards.html)
. We are planning a recognition event in conjunction with
Jenzabar’s Annual Meeting (JAM) in Washington D.C.at the end of
May.

Last year The Jenzabar Foundation honored student-led campus groups
from: Arizona State University, Harvey Mudd College, Michigan State
University, Point Park University, Saint Anselm College, Wartburg
College, and Wisconsin Lutheran College that exemplified a commitment to
making a difference in the world through community service. Together, we
hope to identify and support the commendable student-led efforts that
are improving the quality of life for individuals and communities across
the globe. If you or anyone in your community has any questions, please
feel free to contact me directly via phone, 617-492-9099 ext.512, or
email, john.beahm@thejenzabarfoundation.org
Sincerely,

John A. Beahm
Executive Director
The Jenzabar Foundation

------------------------
Opportunity to make extra money!
------------------------
Lydia McIntosh needs two (2) strong bodies to put together a
granite-top table in her Appleton-Chase apartment. 48" round table top
is very heavy which will require two people to lift. Tools and
instructions will be available.
Each person will be paid $35
Estimated work time is 1 to 2 hours
First come, first served -- Email: lmcintosh@ants.edu to work out
logistics

------------------------
Survey on Race and Race Relations
------------------------
If you haven't taken the Survey on Race and Race Relations yet, please
do so at:
http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB228REC893F8
And don't forget to enter the raffle for the iPod Touch!

Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
The Jetro Da Silva Quintet and the Berklee String Orchestra, February
24th
------------------------
The Jetro Da Silva Quintet and the Berklee String Orchestra.
Tuesday, February 24, 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston MA 02115

Professor Jetro Da Silva will perform original arrangements of popular
hymns. He will be joined by his quintet (Ron Mahdi, Ricardo Monzon, Bill
Pierce, Ron Savage) and the Berklee String Orchestra, conducted by
Eugene Friezen.

------------------------
11th Annual Kerwin Lecture, March 5th *** New ***
------------------------
Andover Newton alum and LEARN Instructor Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
('07) will give the 11th Annual Kerwin Lecture for the Weston-Wayland
Interfaith Action Group on Islamophobia. Entitled "Islamophobia:
Understanding the roots of Prejudice Toward Muslims and the Religion of
Islam," her lecture will discuss the history of Islamophobia, the
current situation surrounding Islamophobic actions and events, as well
as some personal stories of Muslims who have dealt with the prejudice of
simply being Muslim. When? Thursday, March 5th. Time? 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
Where? Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton Street, Weston.
Light refreshments will be served. For further information contact Lynn
Retik 781-647-0051, or Karen at kandrews@ants.edu.

------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
------------------------
http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in Washington , DC , is a
weekend of inspirational worship, insightful workshops and plenaries,
and networking with ecumenical people of faith around justice issues. It
is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill (after training
sessions during the weekend). This is a very popular event, typically
attended by some 1000 participants. I invite you to participate in this
great event. The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover
registration, travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of
age. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or need more
information, contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington , DC
office at palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/

------------------------
Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
------------------------
The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th
------------------------
How do we work to mend our separated family? On April 4th Holy Cross
Hellenic College will host a conference entitled "New Challenges in
Ecumenical Dialogue". Grad students/ seminarians in the BTI are invited
to present papers on responses to the World Council of Churches
proposals on continuing the process of reconciliation. We also are
invited to present simple ways we students in the BTI can practice
ecumenicity as part of our education and formation.

I know it is a big task, but it seems one worth devoting attention to,
now during formation and learning, and in preparation for later
collaboration. I know this can be a difficult conversation as well
regarding various positions and practices in our neighboring theological
schools and seminaries.

If you like to talk with me about this, please email me or call.
Bill Gural; wgural@ants.edu; 781-698-6753

------------------------
Join Sojourners at The Mobilization to End Poverty, April 26th-29th
------------------------
Join Sojourners (sojo.net) at The Mobilization to End Poverty - April
26- 29, 2009 - a historic gathering of thousands of anti-poverty
advocates in Washington, D.C. Together, we will call on President-elect
Obama and the new Congress to make overcoming poverty a national
priority. We've already invited President-elect Barack Obama to address
The Mobilization and we are working to secure his participation.

Early Bird Registration (through February 23, 2009) is $249 (Regular)
and $140 (Students) with discounts for groups and volunteers. After
February 23, Registration is $299 (Regular) and $169 (Students). For
more information, a complete program, and to register, visit
www.sojo.net/mobilization, or call 800-714-7474.

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. If you would like to see Toni you may
call her at extension 319 or email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her
office is located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at
a reduced rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate
to need. Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She
is happy to work with students to find the right--and
affordable--referral if more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
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. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

------------------------
Paper mache knowledge?
------------------------
We're looking for people who have knowledge of or interest in
creating some paper mache animals and various critters for the Earth Day
Community worship in April. If you have such knowledge or interest,
please email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu so that we can set up a time to meet
and brainstorm.

Monday, February 23, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, February 23rd, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Professor Mark Heim named for national honor *** New ***
- Writing Seminar, Tuesdays, 12:15 - sign on soon!
- MDiv curriculum discussion in Connect *** New ***
- Spring 2009 Northern Baptist Scholarships
- 2009-2010 Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page *** New
***
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
- 2009 Commencement Weekend Activities: Save the Date! *** New ***

Community News:
- Opportunity to make extra money! *** New ***
- Survey on Race and Race Relations *** New ***
- Lost and Found

Other News and Opportunities:
- The Jetro Da Silva Quintet and the Berklee String Orchestra, February
24th *** New ***
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th
- Join Sojourners at The Mobilization to End Poverty, April 26th-29th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship
- Paper mache knowledge? *** New ***

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Professor Mark Heim named for national honor *** New ***
------------------------
Friends:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Mark Heim, Andover
Newton's Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, has just been
named as one of six professors from across the country as a 2009-2010
Henry Luce Fellow in Theology. Selected on the basis of the strength of
his proposal to conduct creative and innovative theological research,
Heim will engage in a year-long study of his own design focusing on
Buddhist and Muslim insights on Atonement. This is the 16th class of
scholars appointed since the program began in 1993. Mark's appointment
follows the previous appointments of Professors Fontaine and Burrows.

Please join me in extending congratulations to Mark for this fine
recognition of his scholarship.

Nick Carter
President

------------------------
Writing Seminar, Tuesdays, 12:15 - sign on soon!
------------------------
Thanks to the deans, this is happening after all. We started yesterday
(Tues 2/17)! So you can still join us. But hurry: contact me by Monday
Feb. 22, at snively@post.harvard.edu.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer.
By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for
ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an
argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and
proofread your work. … The course grows out of the less formal writing
groups I offered at ANTS in 2006-08. Meets Tuesdays 12:15 to 1:45,
into early May.

No credit, but it can go on your transcript. $250, no late fee. Contact
me for a fuller description. And I'll tell you how to sign up--for
this, don't use Connect.

Helen Snively, ANTS writing instructor

------------------------
MDiv curriculum discussion in Connect *** New ***
------------------------
Would you like to learn more about the M.Div. curriculum to be launched
in the fall of 2009? Do you want to know how the changeover to a new
curriculum affects you? Join an ongoing Web discussion on Connect by
adding yourself to the group, Master of Divinity Curriculum Transition.
Resources there will be updated daily as new information is available.
See you there! - Sarah

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

------------------------
Spring 2009 Northern Baptist Scholarships
------------------------
The Northern Baptist Education Society gives out scholarships to ABC
students. Rev Roger Spinney will be making spring semester awards. If
you did not receive a fall scholarship and would like to apply for a
spring semester scholarship you will need to complete the Northern
Baptist Application. You will also need to get a letter of support from
your church. New applicants will also need to meet with Rev Spinney. He
will be in Boston February 26th and March 2nd to meet with students.
Applications are available in the financial aid office.

Students who received a fall scholarship should have received a letter
and application from Rev. Spinney. You will need to have the financial
aid section of the application filled out. If you will not be attending
the dinner you must submit you application to the financial aid office
by Friday, February 27th.

------------------------
2009-2010 Scholarship Information on Connect! Public Page *** New ***
------------------------
Andover Newton Theological School is often contacted about scholarship
opportunities for our students. As a new Connect! service, we will try
to update you on the latest information on a regular basis. However,
please contact Rosemary Turano at RTurano@ants.edu or x296 for the
latest scholarship and financial aid information. A list of the
2009-2010 scholarships can be found on the public Connect! page.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

------------------------
2009 Commencement Weekend Activities: Save the Date! *** New ***
------------------------
More information will be coming soon, but for now please reserve the
following dates on your calendars (and congratulations to all graduating
seniors!:

May 13, 7-9 p.m. in Wilson Chapel: Andover Newton Hymn Sing
May 14, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Spring Convocation and Alumni Day on
the Andover Newton quad (tickets required)
May 15, 7:00 p.m.: 2009 Baccalaureate Service, Wilson Chapel.
Graduates will gather at 6:30 p.m. to prepare for the processional.
May 16, 2:00 p.m.: 2009 Commencement service, First Baptist Church,
Newton Centre. Graduates will gather at 1:00 p.m.

Early in March I'll be sending complete information on all of these
activities by snail mail to all graduating seniors. If you have
specific questions please don't hesitate to email me.

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life


++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Opportunity to make extra money! *** New ***
------------------------
Lydia McIntosh needs two (2) strong bodies to put together a
granite-top table in her Appleton-Chase apartment. 48" round table top
is very heavy which will require two people to lift. Tools and
instructions will be available.
Each person will be paid $35
Estimated work time is 1 to 2 hours
First come, first served -- Email: lmcintosh@ants.edu to work out
logistics

------------------------
Survey on Race and Race Relations *** New ***
------------------------
If you haven't taken the Survey on Race and Race Relations yet, please
do so at:
http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB228REC893F8
And don't forget to enter the raffle for the iPod Touch!

Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

------------------------
Lost and Found *** New ***
------------------------
The back panel of a Verizon phone was found on campus and is now at the
front desk in Dabney Hall.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
The Jetro Da Silva Quintet and the Berklee String Orchestra, February
24th *** New ***
------------------------
The Jetro Da Silva Quintet and the Berklee String Orchestra.
Tuesday, February 24, 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston MA 02115

Professor Jetro Da Silva will perform original arrangements of popular
hymns. He will be joined by his quintet (Ron Mahdi, Ricardo Monzon, Bill
Pierce, Ron Savage) and the Berklee String Orchestra, conducted by
Eugene Friezen.

------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
------------------------
http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in Washington , DC , is a
weekend of inspirational worship, insightful workshops and plenaries,
and networking with ecumenical people of faith around justice issues. It
is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill (after training
sessions during the weekend). This is a very popular event, typically
attended by some 1000 participants. I invite you to participate in this
great event. The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover
registration, travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of
age. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or need more
information, contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington , DC
office at palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/

------------------------
Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
------------------------
The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th
------------------------
How do we work to mend our separated family? On April 4th Holy Cross
Hellenic College will host a conference entitled "New Challenges in
Ecumenical Dialogue". Grad students/ seminarians in the BTI are invited
to present papers on responses to the World Council of Churches
proposals on continuing the process of reconciliation. We also are
invited to present simple ways we students in the BTI can practice
ecumenicity as part of our education and formation.

I know it is a big task, but it seems one worth devoting attention to,
now during formation and learning, and in preparation for later
collaboration. I know this can be a difficult conversation as well
regarding various positions and practices in our neighboring theological
schools and seminaries.

If you like to talk with me about this, please email me or call.
Bill Gural; wgural@ants.edu; 781-698-6753

------------------------
Join Sojourners at The Mobilization to End Poverty, April 26th-29th
------------------------
Join Sojourners (sojo.net) at The Mobilization to End Poverty - April
26- 29, 2009 - a historic gathering of thousands of anti-poverty
advocates in Washington, D.C. Together, we will call on President-elect
Obama and the new Congress to make overcoming poverty a national
priority. We've already invited President-elect Barack Obama to address
The Mobilization and we are working to secure his participation.

Early Bird Registration (through February 23, 2009) is $249 (Regular)
and $140 (Students) with discounts for groups and volunteers. After
February 23, Registration is $299 (Regular) and $169 (Students). For
more information, a complete program, and to register, visit
www.sojo.net/mobilization, or call 800-714-7474.

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. If you would like to see Toni you may
call her at extension 319 or email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her
office is located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at
a reduced rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate
to need. Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She
is happy to work with students to find the right--and
affordable--referral if more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
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. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

------------------------
Paper mache knowledge? *** New ***
------------------------
We're looking for people who have knowledge of or interest in
creating some paper mache animals and various critters for the Earth Day
Community worship in April. If you have such knowledge or interest,
please email Joy at DHonen@ants.edu so that we can set up a time to meet
and brainstorm.

Friday, February 20, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 20th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Writing Seminar, Tuesdays, 12:15 - sign on soon!
- IT Success Stories
- Northern Baptist Scholarships *** New ***
- Divinity Scholarship
- The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Andover Newton to Survey on Issues of Race *** New ***
- Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
- Lost and Found

Other News and Opportunities:
- Installation of Alumna Rev. Toni DiPina, February 22nd
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th
- Join Sojourners at The Mobilization to End Poverty, April 26th-29th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus *** Updated E-mail ***
- Art Night Fellowship

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Writing Seminar, Tuesdays, 12:15 - sign on soon!
------------------------
Thanks to the deans, this is happening after all. We started yesterday
(Tues 2/17)! So you can still join us. But hurry: contact me by Monday
Feb. 22, at snively@post.harvard.edu.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer.
By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for
ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an
argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and
proofread your work. … The course grows out of the less formal writing
groups I offered at ANTS in 2006-08. Meets Tuesdays 12:15 to 1:45,
into early May.

No credit, but it can go on your transcript. $250, no late fee. Contact
me for a fuller description. And I'll tell you how to sign up--for
this, don't use Connect.

Helen Snively, ANTS writing instructor

------------------------
IT Success Stories
------------------------
The IT Department has achieved two major breakthroughs this week.

1) The Dorm Wireless Network is up and running as of 10am, Thursday
February 19th. If you are continuing to have problems connecting to the
internet please reboot your computer and try again. Please remember that
we are still running on the 1.5M bandwidth for the dorm. Therefore
access will continue to be slow until the new vendor has installed their
equipment. As a result, limiting your recreational internet use will
help all of us get through the next few weeks. The Help Desk personnel
(x314 or x221) will be glad to help you if rebooting your computer does
not fix your internet access.

2) In Connect, students can now view their billing statement online.

Thank you for your support during these difficult weeks.
The IT Staff

------------------------
Northern Baptist Scholarships *** New ***
------------------------
The Northern Baptist Education Society gives out scholarships to ABC
students. Rev Roger Spinney will be making spring semester awards. If
you did not receive a fall scholarship and would like to apply for a
spring semester scholarship you will need to complete the Northern
Baptist Application. You will also need to get a letter of support from
your church. New applicants will also need to meet with Rev Spinney. He
will be in Boston February 26th and March 2nd to meet with students.
Applications are available in the financial aid office.

Students who received a fall scholarship should have received a letter
and application from Rev. Spinney. You will need to have the financial
aid section of the application filled out. If you will not be attending
the dinner you must submit you application to the financial aid office
by Friday, February 27th.

------------------------
Divinity Scholarship
------------------------
The Schumaker Foundation offers a scholarship to support seminary
students. The Divinity Scholarship is open to all Christian Seminary
students that plan on full-time graduate or undergraduate study. Minimal
qualifications include a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a
strong desire to pursue the Christian faith. Schools must also be
accredited by The Association of Theological Schools. Scholarship
recipients receive a non-renewable $1,000 annual award towards tuition.
The deadline for applying March 1, 2009. The application form may be
found at:
http://schumakerfoundation.com/Applications.jsp

------------------------
The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25
------------------------
Get out your calendar! The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship is
coming!

This year's theme, "Arts and the Sensual in Renewing Worship", will
feature Don Saliers, and will include workshops with Ellen Oak, Mark
Burrows, Lisa DiFranza, and Rod Pattenden. The dates for the Institute
are June 21 - 24, with an additional Pre-Institute workshop entitled
"Helping Worship Work (and Play)" on June 20, at Old South Church.
Students taking the Institute for credit must attend from June 20 -
25.
More information will be coming in the weeks ahead.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Andover Newton to Survey on Issues of Race *** New ***
------------------------
Dear Friends and fellow community members:

From February 23 through the 28 Andover Newton will be conducting an
anonymous survey on race and race relations within the context of our
campus community. Under the leadership of President Nick Carter, the
Anti-Racism committee has worked vigorously with an outside firm to
create a survey that will produce action-oriented results. This historic
venture will not only provide all of us with an assessment of these
topics, but it will also allow us to create concrete goals around these
issues and other issues of diversity on campus.

Instructions and further explanations will be available by Monday
morning and I encourage each of you to participate in this process. The
office of Admissions and Recruitment, under the leadership of Alison
McCarty, has also graciously offered to raffle an iPod Touch as a way of
encouraging all of us to participate in the survey in order to increase
the number of quality submissions.

We are learning daily what it means to build the beloved community and
to cross borders of faith, geography and difference. I ask that you
take this additional step, which will also help each of us reflect
personally on our own experiences around diversity - both on and off of
the Hill.

This campus and community have been a blessing in my life for over
three years now, yet I recognize that we can all do more to make it an
even stronger environment for learning, living and teaching. Let us
stand together and raise our voices; we will do all that we can to
continue these conversations - no matter how difficult. We will
continue to add our own voices to two centuries of community building,
we will lay our own bricks and mortar and we'll do it here and now.

Blessings and take care-
ned

Ned Allyn Parker
Assistant Director of Recruitment

------------------------
Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
------------------------
ANTS is proud to co-sponsor, with the Massachusetts Council of
Churches, a performance of a new sacred opera "The Prioress's Tale" on
Sunday February 22, 2009 4pm in Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton
Theological School. You are warmly invited to attend. For more
information about the opera see:
http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/the-prioresss-tale/
A reception will follow. Suggested Donation $10. Andover Newton
Theological School is located at 210 Herrick Rd. Newton Centre, MA, with
parking available. For directions, please check the website www.ants.edu


------------------------
Lost and Found *** New ***
------------------------
The back panel of a Verizon phone was found on campus and is now at the
front desk in Dabney Hall.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Installation of Alumna Rev. Toni DiPina, February 22nd
------------------------
You are cordially invited to join us on Sunday, February 22nd, at 3pm
when Rev Toni DiPina will be installed as Associate Pastor at Hadwen
Park Congregational Church, UCC (http://www.hadwenparkchurch.org/) .
The Rev Dr. Kirk Jones will be preaching and music will be shared by the
choirs of Congdon Street Baptist Church and Hadwen Park. If you are
a minister, go thru the door marked OFFICE and you will see the
conference room where the robing for the processional will occur.
Hadwen Park is an accessible facility. From Mark Siefried, Committee
on Ministry and Rev.Judy Hanlon, Senior Minister at HPC, UCC.

------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
------------------------
http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in Washington , DC , is a
weekend of inspirational worship, insightful workshops and plenaries,
and networking with ecumenical people of faith around justice issues. It
is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill (after training
sessions during the weekend). This is a very popular event, typically
attended by some 1000 participants. I invite you to participate in this
great event. The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover
registration, travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of
age. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or need more
information, contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington , DC
office at palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/

------------------------
Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
------------------------
The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th
------------------------
How do we work to mend our separated family? On April 4th Holy Cross
Hellenic College will host a conference entitled "New Challenges in
Ecumenical Dialogue". Grad students/ seminarians in the BTI are invited
to present papers on responses to the World Council of Churches
proposals on continuing the process of reconciliation. We also are
invited to present simple ways we students in the BTI can practice
ecumenicity as part of our education and formation.

I know it is a big task, but it seems one worth devoting attention to,
now during formation and learning, and in preparation for later
collaboration. I know this can be a difficult conversation as well
regarding various positions and practices in our neighboring theological
schools and seminaries.

If you like to talk with me about this, please email me or call.
Bill Gural; wgural@ants.edu; 781-698-6753

------------------------
Join Sojourners at The Mobilization to End Poverty, April 26th-29th
------------------------
Join Sojourners (sojo.net) at The Mobilization to End Poverty - April
26- 29, 2009 - a historic gathering of thousands of anti-poverty
advocates in Washington, D.C. Together, we will call on President-elect
Obama and the new Congress to make overcoming poverty a national
priority. We've already invited President-elect Barack Obama to address
The Mobilization and we are working to secure his participation.

Early Bird Registration (through February 23, 2009) is $249 (Regular)
and $140 (Students) with discounts for groups and volunteers. After
February 23, Registration is $299 (Regular) and $169 (Students). For
more information, a complete program, and to register, visit
www.sojo.net/mobilization, or call 800-714-7474.

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus *** Updated E-mail ***
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. If you would like to see Toni you may
call her at extension 319 or email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her
office is located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at
a reduced rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate
to need. Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She
is happy to work with students to find the right--and
affordable--referral if more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
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. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Thursday, February 19, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, February 19th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Writing Seminar, Tuesdays, 12:15 - sign on soon! *** New ***
- IT Success Stories *** New ***
- Help Plan Commencement 2009!
- Divinity Scholarship
- The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Andover Newton on WBZ TV Thursday, February 19th, 6pm *** New ***
- New Art Exhibit in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries, February
16th - April 16th
- Art Opening in Noyes Hall, February 19th
- Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
- Lost and Found

Other News and Opportunities:
- Installation of Alumna Rev. Toni DiPina, February 22nd
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th
- Join Sojourners at The Mobilization to End Poverty, April 26th-29th
*** New ***
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus *** Updated E-mail ***
- Art Night Fellowship

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Writing Seminar, Tuesdays, 12:15 - sign on soon! *** New ***
------------------------
Thanks to the deans, this is happening after all. We started yesterday
(Tues 2/17)! So you can still join us. But hurry: contact me by Monday
Feb. 22, at snively@post.harvard.edu.

This course is for anyone at ANTS who wants to become a better writer.
By looking together at the drafts you and your fellow students write for
ANTS courses, you learn how to organize and draft a paper, create an
argument, use citations well, make your writing interesting, and
proofread your work. … The course grows out of the less formal writing
groups I offered at ANTS in 2006-08. Meets Tuesdays 12:15 to 1:45,
into early May.

No credit, but it can go on your transcript. $250, no late fee. Contact
me for a fuller description. And I'll tell you how to sign up--for
this, don't use Connect.

Helen Snively, ANTS writing instructor

------------------------
IT Success Stories *** New ***
------------------------
The IT Department has achieved two major breakthroughs this week.

1) The Dorm Wireless Network is up and running as of 10am, Thursday
February 19th. If you are continuing to have problems connecting to the
internet please reboot your computer and try again. Please remember that
we are still running on the 1.5M bandwidth for the dorm. Therefore
access will continue to be slow until the new vendor has installed their
equipment. As a result, limiting your recreational internet use will
help all of us get through the next few weeks. The Help Desk personnel
(x314 or x221) will be glad to help you if rebooting your computer does
not fix your internet access.

2) In Connect, students can now view their billing statement online.

Thank you for your support during these difficult weeks.
The IT Staff

------------------------
Help Plan Commencement 2009!
------------------------
I am looking for a few impending graduates and other students to join
the Commencement Committee to help plan this year's big event. If you
would like to participate please let me know. We are hoping to meet for
the 1st time next Friday at 2 pm. We generally meet on Fridays so you
would need to be available then. I look forward to hearing from you!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Divinity Scholarship
------------------------
The Schumaker Foundation offers a scholarship to support seminary
students. The Divinity Scholarship is open to all Christian Seminary
students that plan on full-time graduate or undergraduate study. Minimal
qualifications include a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a
strong desire to pursue the Christian faith. Schools must also be
accredited by The Association of Theological Schools. Scholarship
recipients receive a non-renewable $1,000 annual award towards tuition.
The deadline for applying March 1, 2009. The application form may be
found at:
http://schumakerfoundation.com/Applications.jsp

------------------------
The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25
------------------------
Get out your calendar! The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship is
coming!

This year's theme, "Arts and the Sensual in Renewing Worship", will
feature Don Saliers, and will include workshops with Ellen Oak, Mark
Burrows, Lisa DiFranza, and Rod Pattenden. The dates for the Institute
are June 21 - 24, with an additional Pre-Institute workshop entitled
"Helping Worship Work (and Play)" on June 20, at Old South Church.
Students taking the Institute for credit must attend from June 20 -
25.
More information will be coming in the weeks ahead.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Andover Newton on WBZ TV Thursday, February 19th, 6pm *** New ***
------------------------
Our own President Nick Carter was interviewed this afternoon by WBZ-TV
reporter Karen Anderson about why people are choosing Seminary School.
Her story will be on the 6pm news.

------------------------
New Art Exhibit in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries, February 16th
- April 16th
------------------------
"My America: An Exhibition of Photographs" by Kwesi Arthur running
February 16-April 16, 2009 in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries
Kwesi Arthur is a Ghanaian visual artist now living in Boston. Kwesi
has spent the last twenty years exploring his own identity as an
American through his camera and the music and art of the western world.
A special show opening reception will be held with the artist in the
Meetinghouse gallery, 26 February, 5 - 8 p.m.

------------------------
Art Opening in Noyes Hall, February 19th
------------------------
Watercolors & Monoprints
by Virginia Vogel Zanger
Open Reception

Please drop in to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments on
Thursday, February 19th from 6:30 - 8:00pm there will be a reception
in the Noyes Dining Hall to celebrate the opening of a show of
watercolors and monoprints by Jamaica Plain artist Virginia Vogel
Zanger.

Travels in Costa Rica, Patagonia, and Cape Cod inspired her
color-drenched landscapes. This work is her largest to date. "The
majesty of Patagonia just could not be captured on a small scale," says
the artist, who has exhibited widely in Boston and at the Provincetown
Art Museum. Additionally, Virginia holds the position of V P of
Community Relations for the Boston Children's Museum. Her interest in
children & creativity transcends visually in her whimsical underwater
seascapes.

------------------------
Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
------------------------
ANTS is proud to co-sponsor, with the Massachusetts Council of
Churches, a performance of a new sacred opera "The Prioress's Tale" on
Sunday February 22, 2009 4pm in Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton
Theological School. You are warmly invited to attend. For more
information about the opera see:
http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/the-prioresss-tale/
A reception will follow. Suggested Donation $10. Andover Newton
Theological School is located at 210 Herrick Rd. Newton Centre, MA, with
parking available. For directions, please check the website www.ants.edu


------------------------
Lost and Found *** New ***
------------------------
The back panel of a Verizon phone was found on campus and is now at the
front desk in Dabney Hall.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Installation of Alumna Rev. Toni DiPina, February 22nd
------------------------
You are cordially invited to join us on Sunday, February 22nd, at 3pm
when Rev Toni DiPina will be installed as Associate Pastor at Hadwen
Park Congregational Church, UCC (http://www.hadwenparkchurch.org/) .
The Rev Dr. Kirk Jones will be preaching and music will be shared by the
choirs of Congdon Street Baptist Church and Hadwen Park. If you are
a minister, go thru the door marked OFFICE and you will see the
conference room where the robing for the processional will occur.
Hadwen Park is an accessible facility. From Mark Siefried, Committee
on Ministry and Rev.Judy Hanlon, Senior Minister at HPC, UCC.

------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
------------------------
http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in Washington , DC , is a
weekend of inspirational worship, insightful workshops and plenaries,
and networking with ecumenical people of faith around justice issues. It
is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill (after training
sessions during the weekend). This is a very popular event, typically
attended by some 1000 participants. I invite you to participate in this
great event. The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover
registration, travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of
age. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or need more
information, contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington , DC
office at palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/

------------------------
Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
------------------------
The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th
------------------------
How do we work to mend our separated family? On April 4th Holy Cross
Hellenic College will host a conference entitled "New Challenges in
Ecumenical Dialogue". Grad students/ seminarians in the BTI are invited
to present papers on responses to the World Council of Churches
proposals on continuing the process of reconciliation. We also are
invited to present simple ways we students in the BTI can practice
ecumenicity as part of our education and formation.

I know it is a big task, but it seems one worth devoting attention to,
now during formation and learning, and in preparation for later
collaboration. I know this can be a difficult conversation as well
regarding various positions and practices in our neighboring theological
schools and seminaries.

If you like to talk with me about this, please email me or call.
Bill Gural; wgural@ants.edu; 781-698-6753

------------------------
Join Sojourners at The Mobilization to End Poverty, April 26th-29th ***
New ***
------------------------
Join Sojourners (sojo.net) at The Mobilization to End Poverty - April
26- 29, 2009 - a historic gathering of thousands of anti-poverty
advocates in Washington, D.C. Together, we will call on President-elect
Obama and the new Congress to make overcoming poverty a national
priority. We've already invited President-elect Barack Obama to address
The Mobilization and we are working to secure his participation.

Early Bird Registration (through February 23, 2009) is $249 (Regular)
and $140 (Students) with discounts for groups and volunteers. After
February 23, Registration is $299 (Regular) and $169 (Students). For
more information, a complete program, and to register, visit
www.sojo.net/mobilization, or call 800-714-7474.

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus *** Updated E-mail ***
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as for both individual
and group spiritual direction. If you would like to see Toni you may
call her at extension 319 or email her at tjdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her
office is located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at
a reduced rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate
to need. Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She
is happy to work with students to find the right--and
affordable--referral if more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
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. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

In this message:

Town Hall Meeting - February 18th *** Today ***

Academic & Facilities:
- Help Plan Commencement 2009!
- Divinity Scholarship
- The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Town Hall Meeting - February 18th *** Today ***
- New Art Exhibit in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries, February
16th - April 16th
- The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th
- Thursday UU worship, February 19th
- Art Opening in Noyes Hall, February 19th
- Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
- Lost and Found

Other News and Opportunities:
- Installation of Alumna Rev. Toni DiPina, February 22nd
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Help Plan Commencement 2009!
------------------------
I am looking for a few impending graduates and other students to join
the Commencement Committee to help plan this year's big event. If you
would like to participate please let me know. We are hoping to meet for
the 1st time next Friday at 2 pm. We generally meet on Fridays so you
would need to be available then. I look forward to hearing from you!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Divinity Scholarship *** New ***
------------------------
The Schumaker Foundation offers a scholarship to support seminary
students. The Divinity Scholarship is open to all Christian Seminary
students that plan on full-time graduate or undergraduate study. Minimal
qualifications include a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a
strong desire to pursue the Christian faith. Schools must also be
accredited by The Association of Theological Schools. Scholarship
recipients receive a non-renewable $1,000 annual award towards tuition.
The deadline for applying March 1, 2009. The application form may be
found at:
http://schumakerfoundation.com/Applications.jsp

------------------------
The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25
------------------------
Get out your calendar! The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship is
coming!

This year's theme, "Arts and the Sensual in Renewing Worship", will
feature Don Saliers, and will include workshops with Ellen Oak, Mark
Burrows, Lisa DiFranza, and Rod Pattenden. The dates for the Institute
are June 21 - 24, with an additional Pre-Institute workshop entitled
"Helping Worship Work (and Play)" on June 20, at Old South Church.
Students taking the Institute for credit must attend from June 20 -
25.
More information will be coming in the weeks ahead.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Town Hall Meeting - Tomorrow!!, February 18th *** New ***
------------------------
Our first Town Hall meeting of the semester will be tomorrow,
Wednesday, February 18th from 5-6pm in the Cafeteria. As a way to
include the whole community in the meeting the Student Association will
be "taking over" the cafeteria. The executive committee will be
available for questions along with both Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis.
We hope you will attend.

------------------------
New Art Exhibit in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries, February 16th
- April 16th
------------------------
"My America: An Exhibition of Photographs" by Kwesi Arthur running
February 16-April 16, 2009 in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries
Kwesi Arthur is a Ghanaian visual artist now living in Boston. Kwesi
has spent the last twenty years exploring his own identity as an
American through his camera and the music and art of the western world.
A special show opening reception will be held with the artist in the
Meetinghouse gallery, 26 February, 5 - 8 p.m.

------------------------
The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th
------------------------
Spend an Evening with Producers of NOVA's "The Bible's Buried Secrets"
film!

UUCANS and JOTH are hosting a screening of "The Bible's Buried
Secrets," a film that traces the archaeological routes of the Hebrew
Bible. (You can see more about the film at:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bible/). We have just learned that Paula
Apsell (Senior Executive Producer for NOVA), Gary Glassman
(President/Writer/Director/Producer of Providence Pictures), and Tristan
Barako (Senior Researcher, Providence Pictures, Inc.) all plan to be
here for the screening. This is a great opportunity to watch a film
with the people who made it, and ask them questions. The film will be
introduced by Prof. Greg Mobley of Andover Newton and Prof. Or Rose of
Hebrew College. We hope you will join us.

This event begins at 6:30 with a wine and cheese reception in the
Wilson lobby, with the film being screened afterwards in the sanctuary.

------------------------
Thursday UU worship, February 19th *** New ***
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, February 19 at 1:00 p.m. in
Wilson Chapel. Our service this week will be led by Christina Sillari on
the theme of Exploring the Divine Feminine, through words, silence and
music. Come and join us for this time of sharing and fellowship.

From the UU student worship coordinators,
Bruce Taylor and Morgan McLean.

------------------------
Art Opening in Noyes Hall, February 19th
------------------------
Watercolors & Monoprints
by Virginia Vogel Zanger
Open Reception

Please drop in to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments on
Thursday, February 19th from 6:30 - 8:00pm there will be a reception
in the Noyes Dining Hall to celebrate the opening of a show of
watercolors and monoprints by Jamaica Plain artist Virginia Vogel
Zanger.

Travels in Costa Rica, Patagonia, and Cape Cod inspired her
color-drenched landscapes. This work is her largest to date. "The
majesty of Patagonia just could not be captured on a small scale," says
the artist, who has exhibited widely in Boston and at the Provincetown
Art Museum. Additionally, Virginia holds the position of V P of
Community Relations for the Boston Children's Museum. Her interest in
children & creativity transcends visually in her whimsical underwater
seascapes.

------------------------
Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
------------------------
ANTS is proud to co-sponsor, with the Massachusetts Council of
Churches, a performance of a new sacred opera "The Prioress's Tale" on
Sunday February 22, 2009 4pm in Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton
Theological School. You are warmly invited to attend. For more
information about the opera see:
http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/the-prioresss-tale/
A reception will follow. Suggested Donation $10. Andover Newton
Theological School is located at 210 Herrick Rd. Newton Centre, MA, with
parking available. For directions, please check the website www.ants.edu


------------------------
Lost and Found *** New ***
------------------------
The back panel of a Verizon phone was found on campus and is now at the
front desk in Dabney Hall.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Installation of Alumna Rev. Toni DiPina, February 22nd *** New ***
------------------------
You are cordially invited to join us on Sunday, February 22nd, at 3pm
when Rev Toni DiPina will be installed as Associate Pastor at Hadwen
Park Congregational Church, UCC (http://www.hadwenparkchurch.org/) .
The Rev Dr. Kirk Jones will be preaching and music will be shared by the
choirs of Congdon Street Baptist Church and Hadwen Park. If you are
a minister, go thru the door marked OFFICE and you will see the
conference room where the robing for the processional will occur.
Hadwen Park is an accessible facility. From Mark Siefried, Committee
on Ministry and Rev.Judy Hanlon, Senior Minister at HPC, UCC.

------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th *** New ***
------------------------
http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in Washington , DC , is a
weekend of inspirational worship, insightful workshops and plenaries,
and networking with ecumenical people of faith around justice issues. It
is followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill (after training
sessions during the weekend). This is a very popular event, typically
attended by some 1000 participants. I invite you to participate in this
great event. The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover
registration, travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of
age. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or need more
information, contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington , DC
office at palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/

------------------------
Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
------------------------
The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th *** New ***
------------------------
How do we work to mend our separated family? On April 4th Holy Cross
Hellenic College will host a conference entitled "New Challenges in
Ecumenical Dialogue". Grad students/ seminarians in the BTI are invited
to present papers on responses to the World Council of Churches
proposals on continuing the process of reconciliation. We also are
invited to present simple ways we students in the BTI can practice
ecumenicity as part of our education and formation.

I know it is a big task, but it seems one worth devoting attention to,
now during formation and learning, and in preparation for later
collaboration. I know this can be a difficult conversation as well
regarding various positions and practices in our neighboring theological
schools and seminaries.

If you like to talk with me about this, please email me or call.
Bill Gural; wgural@ants.edu; 781-698-6753

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as both individual and
group spiritual direction. If you would like to see Toni you may call
her at extensi 319 or email her at tdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is
located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at a reduced
rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate to need.
Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy
to work with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if
more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
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. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Help Plan Commencement 2009!
- Divinity Scholarship *** New ***
- The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Town Hall Meeting – Tomorrow!!, February 18th *** New ***
- New Art Exhibit in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries, February
16th - April 16th
- The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th
- Thursday UU worship, February 19th *** New ***
- Art Opening in Noyes Hall, February 19th
- Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
- Lost and Found *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Installation of Alumna Rev. Toni DiPina, February 22nd *** New ***
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th *** New ***
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th *** New ***
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
- Art Night Fellowship

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Help Plan Commencement 2009!
------------------------
I am looking for a few impending graduates and other students to join
the Commencement Committee to help plan this year's big event. If you
would like to participate please let me know. We are hoping to meet for
the 1st time next Friday at 2 pm. We generally meet on Fridays so you
would need to be available then. I look forward to hearing from you!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Divinity Scholarship *** New ***
------------------------
The Schumaker Foundation offers a scholarship to support seminary
students. The Divinity Scholarship is open to all Christian Seminary
students that plan on full-time graduate or undergraduate study. Minimal
qualifications include a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a
strong desire to pursue the Christian faith. Schools must also be
accredited by The Association of Theological Schools. Scholarship
recipients receive a non-renewable $1,000 annual award towards tuition.
The deadline for applying March 1, 2009. The application form may be
found at:
http://schumakerfoundation.com/Applications.jsp

------------------------
The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25
------------------------
Get out your calendar! The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship is
coming!

This year's theme, "Arts and the Sensual in Renewing Worship", will
feature Don Saliers, and will include workshops with Ellen Oak, Mark
Burrows, Lisa DiFranza, and Rod Pattenden. The dates for the Institute
are June 21 - 24, with an additional Pre-Institute workshop entitled
"Helping Worship Work (and Play)" on June 20, at Old South Church.
Students taking the Institute for credit must attend from June 20 - 25.
More information will be coming in the weeks ahead.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and the
front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 - April
15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this also
includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Town Hall Meeting – Tomorrow!!, February 18th ***Our first Town Hall meeting of the semester will be tomorrow, Wednesday,
February 18th from 5-6pm in the Cafeteria. As a way to include the whole
community in the meeting the Student Association will be "taking over"
the cafeteria. The executive committee will be available for questions
along with both Dean Herzog and Dean Nienhuis. We hope you will attend.

------------------------
New Art Exhibit in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries, February 16th
- April 16th
------------------------
"My America: An Exhibition of Photographs" by Kwesi Arthur running
February 16-April 16, 2009 in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries
Kwesi Arthur is a Ghanaian visual artist now living in Boston. Kwesi has
spent the last twenty years exploring his own identity as an American
through his camera and the music and art of the western world.
A special show opening reception will be held with the artist in the
Meetinghouse gallery, 26 February, 5 - 8 p.m.

------------------------
The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th
------------------------
Spend an Evening with Producers of NOVA's "The Bible's Buried Secrets"
film!

UUCANS and JOTH are hosting a screening of "The Bible's Buried Secrets,"
a film that traces the archaeological routes of the Hebrew Bible. (You
can see more about the film at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bible/).
We have just learned that Paula Apsell (Senior Executive Producer for
NOVA), Gary Glassman (President/Writer/Director/Producer of Providence
Pictures), and Tristan Barako (Senior Researcher, Providence Pictures,
Inc.) all plan to be here for the screening. This is a great
opportunity to watch a film with the people who made it, and ask them
questions. The film will be introduced by Prof. Greg Mobley of Andover
Newton and Prof. Or Rose of Hebrew College. We hope you will join us.

This event begins at 6:30 with a wine and cheese reception in the Wilson
lobby, with the film being screened afterwards in the sanctuary.

------------------------
Thursday UU worship, February 19th *** New ***
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, February 19 at 1:00 p.m. in
Wilson Chapel. Our service this week will be led by Christina Sillari on
the theme of Exploring the Divine Feminine, through words, silence and
music. Come and join us for this time of sharing and fellowship.

From the UU student worship coordinators,
Bruce Taylor and Morgan McLean.

------------------------
Art Opening in Noyes Hall, February 19th
------------------------
Watercolors & Monoprints
by Virginia Vogel Zanger
Open Reception

Please drop in to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments on
Thursday, February 19th from 6:30 - 8:00pm there will be a reception
in the Noyes Dining Hall to celebrate the opening of a show of
watercolors and monoprints by Jamaica Plain artist Virginia Vogel
Zanger.

Travels in Costa Rica, Patagonia, and Cape Cod inspired her
color-drenched landscapes. This work is her largest to date. "The
majesty of Patagonia just could not be captured on a small scale," says
the artist, who has exhibited widely in Boston and at the Provincetown
Art Museum. Additionally, Virginia holds the position of V P of
Community Relations for the Boston Children's Museum. Her interest in
children & creativity transcends visually in her whimsical underwater
seascapes.

------------------------
Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
------------------------
ANTS is proud to co-sponsor, with the Massachusetts Council of Churches,
a performance of a new sacred opera "The Prioress's Tale" on Sunday
February 22, 2009 4pm in Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton Theological
School. You are warmly invited to attend. For more information about
the opera see: http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/the-prioresss-tale/
A reception will follow. Suggested Donation $10. Andover Newton
Theological School is located at 210 Herrick Rd. Newton Centre, MA, with
parking available. For directions, pleLost and Found *** New ***
------------------------
The back panel of a Verizon phone was found on campus and is now at the
front desk in Dabney Hall.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Installation of Alumna Rev. Toni DiPina, February 22nd *** New ***
------------------------
You are cordially invited to join us on Sunday, February 22nd, at 3pm
when Rev Toni DiPina will be installed as Associate Pastor at Hadwen
Park Congregational Church, UCC (http://www.hadwenparkchurch.org/) .
The Rev Dr. Kirk Jones will be preaching and music will be shared by the
choirs of Congdon Street Baptist Church and Hadwen Park. If you are
a minister, go thru the door marked OFFICE and you will see the
conference room where the robing for the processional will occur.
Hadwen Park is an accessible facility. From Mark Siefried, Committee
on Ministry and Rev.Judy Hanlon, Senior Minister at HPC, UCC.

------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13th-16th *** New ***
------------------------
http://advocacydays.org/ , March 13-16 in Washington , DC , is a weekend
of inspirational worship, insightful workshops and plenaries, and
networking with ecumenical people of faith around justice issues. It is
followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill (after training sessions
during the weekend). This is a very popular event, typically attended by
some 1000 participants. I invite you to participate in this great event.
The UCC makes available full scholarships (to cover registration,
travel, and housing) to young adults, 18 to 35 years of age. If you are
interested in applying for a scholarship or need more information,
contact Jessie Palatucci in the UCC's Washington , DC office at
palatucj@ucc.org. More information about EAD is available at
http://advocacydays.org/

------------------------
Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
------------------------
The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
BTI Conference on Ecumenical Dialogue, April 4th *** New ***
------------------------
How do we work to mend our separated family? On April 4th Holy Cross
Hellenic College will host a conference entitled "New Challenges in
Ecumenical Dialogue". Grad students/ seminarians in the BTI are invited
to present papers on responses to the World Council of Churches
proposals on continuing the process of reconciliation. We also are
invited to present simple ways we students in the BTI can practice
ecumenicity as part of our education and formation.

I know it is a big task, but it seems one worth devoting attention to,
now during formation and learning, and in preparation for later
collaboration. I know this can be a difficult conversation as well
regarding various positions and practices in our neighboring theological
schools and seminaries.

If you like to talk with me about this, please email me or call.
Bill Gural; wgural@ants.edu; 781-698-6753

------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as both individual and
group spiritual direction. If you would like to see Toni you may call
her at extensi 319 or email her at tdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is
located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at a reduced
rate of $60 per session, with a slidingCounseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy
to work with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if
more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
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. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Friday, February 13, 2009

Re: ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 13th, 2009

In this message:

The Andover Newton offices, library and bookstore will be closed on
Monday, February 16th for Presidents' Day.

Academic & Facilities:
- New Director of IT
- Winter Course Evaluations
- Current IT Issues *** Updated ***
- Buyback of Thurman book
- Help Plan Commencement 2009! *** New ***
- The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Food Pantry
- Wanted for February Fund-Raising Letter
- New Art Exhibit in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries, February
16th - April 16th
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting February 17th
- Introducing the Preacher's Club! Tuesdays in Wilson Small Chapel,
February 17th
- Spiritual Journeys Rev. Nancy Taylor TUES Feb 17 *** New ***
- The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th *** Special Update***
- Art Opening in Noyes Hall, February 19th
- Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
- Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus *** New ***

Other News and Opportunities:
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- Art Night Fellowship

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
New Director of IT
------------------------
It gives me great pleasure to announce the hiring Tim Swansey as IT
Director. He will be starting Feb 17, 2009. Please stop by the IT
Department to welcome him. Tim comes back to Andover Newton with a
vast amount of computer networking knowledge and will be able to help us
get back on our IT feet, sooner rather than later.
Thanks
Michael P. Delfino

------------------------
Winter Course Evaluations
------------------------
Winter evaluations have been out for a couple of weeks now. If you took
a winter course, we urge you to take the time to fill one out.

Your feedback is not a pointless exercise; The results are actually
used for course assessments, faculty reviews, and for professor tenure
reviews, as well as a way for the accreditation board and our President
to measure the quality of education we are providing as a school.
Both positive and negative feedback are sought and appreciated. With a
new curriculum coming out, now more than ever YOU have the chance to
influence your experience and that of future students at Andover
Newton.

Thank you.
The Faculty Office

------------------------
Current IT Issues *** Updated ***
------------------------
Well, it certainly is Friday, the 13th. Our router is working, our
access points are working, and we are still having internet access
issues to the outside world. We will continue to work on resolving this
problem as soon as possible. The printer in the student lab will be up
and running by Tuesday afternoon.

While we eagerly await improvements to our internet access, the IT
department is working on several other issues that have been noticed by
the students.

Library: The EZproxy link for remote library database access is down.
The databases, however, can be accessed directly in the Trask Library or
in the Computer Lab.

Connect:
1) Connect business office statements cannot be generated.
2) Connect users may not be able to change their own email address.
3) Connect users may have problems posting messages because of errors
that the text is too long.
Please see the Connect main page for a listing of open issues and
work-arounds.

Thank you for your patience and prayers as we sort out these issues,
Emily Leavitt
Manager of IT

------------------------
Buyback of Thurman book
------------------------
If you have a copy of the Howard Thurman book, With Head and Heart: The
Autobiography of Howard Thurman, the bookstore is interested in buying
back copies for current students taking the class. Bring your copy to
the bookstore in exchange for a store credit you can use for future
purchases.

------------------------
Help Plan Commencement 2009! *** New ***
------------------------
I am looking for a few impending graduates and other students to join
the Commencement Committee to help plan this year's big event. If you
would like to participate please let me know. We are hoping to meet for
the 1st time next Friday at 2 pm. We generally meet on Fridays so you
would need to be available then. I look forward to hearing from you!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25
------------------------
Get out your calendar! The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship is
coming!

This year's theme, "Arts and the Sensual in Renewing Worship", will
feature Don Saliers, and will include workshops with Ellen Oak, Mark
Burrows, Lisa DiFranza, and Rod Pattenden. The dates for the Institute
are June 21 - 24, with an additional Pre-Institute workshop entitled
"Helping Worship Work (and Play)" on June 20, at Old South Church.
Students taking the Institute for credit must attend from June 20 -
25.
More information will be coming in the weeks ahead.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Food Pantry
------------------------
Have you been hearing things lately at the grocery store? Do cereal
boxes and soups seem to be calling your name? Well, they might be asking
to be brought to the food pantry. This year the pantry has been in
serious need of your support. For those who do not know, the pantry on
campus is in the kitchen next to the student lounge. Next time you are
at the store please pick up something to give.
Thanks!

------------------------
Wanted for February Fund-Raising Letter
------------------------
Our February fundraising letter is going to be a Valentine to our alums
and friends - we would love quotes from students expressing your
appreciation for the scholarships and funds alums and friends make
possible -- if you are willing to be quoted directly, please give me
your name and where you are from - it can be "Jean, from Burlington, VT"
- it doesn't have to be a full name...

Our donors love to hear from YOU! Email your comments to pdeck@ants.edu


Priscilla Conwell Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
New Art Exhibit in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries, February 16th
- April 16th
------------------------
"My America: An Exhibition of Photographs" by Kwesi Arthur running
February 16-April 16, 2009 in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries
Kwesi Arthur is a Ghanaian visual artist now living in Boston. Kwesi
has spent the last twenty years exploring his own identity as an
American through his camera and the music and art of the western world.
A special show opening reception will be held with the artist in the
Meetinghouse gallery, 26 February, 5 - 8 p.m.

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting February 17th
------------------------
The Prison Ministry Fellowship will meet Feb. 17th at noon in the
dining room. We will be talking about the Alternatives to Violence
Project, and the possibility of bringing this training to ANTS. We will
also discuss and plan about prison visitation and ministry for next year
(i.e. partnering with Partakers). Also we will check in on various
prison ministries ongoing with ANTS students. Contact Bill Gural at
wgural@ants.edu.

------------------------
Introducing the Preacher's Club! Tuesdays in Wilson Small Chapel,
February 17th
------------------------
The Preachers Club will hold its first event on Tuesday, Feb. 17th from
12 - 1 PM (Lunch time - bring a snack!) Our first Student Preacher will
be Melvin Williams and it will be held in the Lower Chapel. Flyers will
be located through the campus and we can't wait to get started! Please
visit our student page on connect to view the speakers for the next
couple of months!

The Preacher's Club provides Andover students with a nurturing
environment for the development and practice of sermon delivery using
the skills and tools necessary for effective preaching of the gospel in
the African American Preaching Tradition.

------------------------
Spiritual Journeys Rev. Nancy Taylor TUES Feb 17 *** New ***
------------------------
SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS
Gathering at the President's Home

Featured Speaker: REV. DR. NANCY TAYLOR, Senior Minister, Old South
Church in Boston and Vice Chair, Andover Newton Board of Trustees

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
4:30 to 5:30 PM

"Spiritual Journeys" is an informal program which provides a
fascinating window into the spiritual formation of the School's faculty
and key leaders.

------------------------
The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th *** Special Update***
------------------------
Spend an Evening with Producers of NOVA's "The Bible's Buried Secrets"
film!

UUCANS and JOTH are hosting a screening of "The Bible's Buried
Secrets," a film that traces the archaeological routes of the Hebrew
Bible. (You can see more about the film at:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bible/). We have just learned that
Paula Apsell (Senior Executive Producer for NOVA), Gary Glassman
(President/Writer/Director/Producer of Providence Pictures), and Tristan
Barako (Senior Researcher, Providence Pictures, Inc.) all plan to be
here for the screening. This is a great opportunity to watch a film
with the people who made it, and ask them questions. The film will be
introduced by Prof. Greg Mobley of Andover Newton and Prof. Or Rose of
Hebrew College. We hope you will join us.

This event begins at 6:30 with a wine and cheese reception in the
Wilson lobby, with the film being screened afterwards in the sanctuary.

------------------------
Art Opening in Noyes Hall, February 19th
------------------------
Watercolors & Monoprints
by Virginia Vogel Zanger
Open Reception

Please drop in to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments on
Thursday, February 19th from 6:30 - 8:00pm there will be a reception
in the Noyes Dining Hall to celebrate the opening of a show of
watercolors and monoprints by Jamaica Plain artist Virginia Vogel
Zanger.

Travels in Costa Rica, Patagonia, and Cape Cod inspired her
color-drenched landscapes. This work is her largest to date. "The
majesty of Patagonia just could not be captured on a small scale," says
the artist, who has exhibited widely in Boston and at the Provincetown
Art Museum. Additionally, Virginia holds the position of V P of
Community Relations for the Boston Children's Museum. Her interest in
children & creativity transcends visually in her whimsical underwater
seascapes.

------------------------
Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
------------------------
ANTS is proud to co-sponsor, with the Massachusetts Council of
Churches, a performance of a new sacred opera "The Prioress's Tale" on
Sunday February 22, 2009 4pm in Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton
Theological School. You are warmly invited to attend. For more
information about the opera see:
http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/the-prioresss-tale/
A reception will follow. Suggested Donation $10. Andover Newton
Theological School is located at 210 Herrick Rd. Newton Centre, MA, with
parking available. For directions, please check the website www.ants.edu


------------------------
Spiritual Direction and Counseling on Campus *** New ***
------------------------
Ms. Toni Jean DeLorenzo, Associate for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Counseling, is available for counseling, as well as both individual and
group spiritual direction. If you would like to see Toni you may call
her at extension 319 or email her at tdelorenzo@ants.edu. Her office is
located in Sturtevant room 38. She is available to students at a reduced
rate of $60 per session, with a sliding fee scale appropriate to need.
Counseling sessions are limited to three meetings per term. She is happy
to work with students to find the right--and affordable--referral if
more intensive work is desired.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
------------------------
The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
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. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Re: ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, February 12th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- New Curriculum on ANTS Website
- Updated Library Schedule
- New Director of IT
- Winter Course Evaluations
- Current IT Issues
- Buyback of Thurman book
- Help Plan Commencement 2009! *** New ***
- The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Food Pantry
- Wanted for February Fund-Raising Letter
- Two Worship Items
- Multicultural Festival, February 13th
- New Art Exhibit in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries, February
16th - April 16th
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting February 17th
- Introducing the Preacher's Club! Tuesdays in Wilson Small Chapel,
February 17th
- The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th *** Special Update***
- Art Opening in Noyes Hall, February 19th
- Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22

Other News and Opportunities:
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- Art Night Fellowship

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
New Curriculum on ANTS Website
------------------------
An overview of the new curriculum for MDiv Students has been posted on
the school website. Here is the link to go directly to that page;
http://www.ants.edu/news/detail/andover-newtons-faculty-unveils-new-mdiv-curriculum-for-2009-and-beyond/


------------------------
Updated Library Schedule
------------------------
The spring semester schedule is:
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, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

------------------------
New Director of IT
------------------------
It gives me great pleasure to announce the hiring Tim Swansey as IT
Director. He will be starting Feb 17, 2009. Please stop by the IT
Department to welcome him. Tim comes back to Andover Newton with a
vast amount of computer networking knowledge and will be able to help us
get back on our IT feet, sooner rather than later.
Thanks
Michael P. Delfino

------------------------
Winter Course Evaluations
------------------------
Winter evaluations have been out for a couple of weeks now. If you took
a winter course, we urge you to take the time to fill one out.

Your feedback is not a pointless exercise; The results are actually
used for course assessments, faculty reviews, and for professor tenure
reviews, as well as a way for the accreditation board and our President
to measure the quality of education we are providing as a school.
Both positive and negative feedback are sought and appreciated. With a
new curriculum coming out, now more than ever YOU have the chance to
influence your experience and that of future students at Andover
Newton.

Thank you.
The Faculty Office

------------------------
Current IT Issues
------------------------
While we eagerly await improvements to our internet access, the IT
department is working on several other issues that have been noticed by
the students.

Library: The EZproxy link for remote library database access is down.
The databases, however, can be accessed directly in the Trask Library or
in the Computer Lab.

Connect:
1) Connect business office statements cannot be generated.
2) Connect users may not be able to change their own email address.
3) Connect users may have problems posting messages because of errors
that the text is too long.
Please see the Connect main page for a listing of open issues and
work-arounds.

Thank you for your patience as we sort out these issues,
Emily Leavitt
Manager of IT

------------------------
Buyback of Thurman book
------------------------
If you have a copy of the Howard Thurman book, With Head and Heart: The
Autobiography of Howard Thurman, the bookstore is interested in buying
back copies for current students taking the class. Bring your copy to
the bookstore in exchange for a store credit you can use for future
purchases.

------------------------
Help Plan Commencement 2009! *** New ***
------------------------
I am looking for a few impending graduates and other students to join
the Commencement Committee to help plan this year's big event. If you
would like to participate please let me know. We are hoping to meet for
the 1st time next Friday at 2 pm. We generally meet on Fridays so you
would need to be available then. I look forward to hearing from you!

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25
------------------------
Get out your calendar! The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship is
coming!

This year's theme, "Arts and the Sensual in Renewing Worship", will
feature Don Saliers, and will include workshops with Ellen Oak, Mark
Burrows, Lisa DiFranza, and Rod Pattenden. The dates for the Institute
are June 21 - 24, with an additional Pre-Institute workshop entitled
"Helping Worship Work (and Play)" on June 20, at Old South Church.
Students taking the Institute for credit must attend from June 20 -
25.
More information will be coming in the weeks ahead.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Food Pantry
------------------------
Have you been hearing things lately at the grocery store? Do cereal
boxes and soups seem to be calling your name? Well, they might be asking
to be brought to the food pantry. This year the pantry has been in
serious need of your support. For those who do not know, the pantry on
campus is in the kitchen next to the student lounge. Next time you are
at the store please pick up something to give.
Thanks!

------------------------
Wanted for February Fund-Raising Letter
------------------------
Our February fundraising letter is going to be a Valentine to our alums
and friends - we would love quotes from students expressing your
appreciation for the scholarships and funds alums and friends make
possible -- if you are willing to be quoted directly, please give me
your name and where you are from - it can be "Jean, from Burlington, VT"
- it doesn't have to be a full name...

Our donors love to hear from YOU! Email your comments to pdeck@ants.edu


Priscilla Conwell Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
Two Worship Items
------------------------
Celtic Evening Prayer Begins THIS WEEK!
Evening prayer is a quiet time to relax and open to the Spirit. The
Celtic tradition delights in God's goodness and reminds us of God's
presence in all of creation. Join us for prayer, music and reflection
every Tuesday evening from 9:00 to 9:25 p.m.

Morning Worship NEW TIME: 8:25 a.m.
Morning Worship continues all semester in the lower level of Wilson
Chapel. Sometimes you need more than a cup of coffee to start the day...
Join us now at 8:25!

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
Multicultural Festival, February 13th
------------------------
Please accept this invitation to the "Multicultural Festival". We are
going to celebrate our cultural diversity on Friday, February 13th, 2009
at 5pm in the Meeting House.

This year's festival will begin with a flag parade and a pot-luck
dinner. At least six international students (ANTS and BC) and a faculty
member are preparing country presentations. We may also host guests from
a Greek-Orthodox Church, who will tell us about they work with Ugandan
orphans.

Bring your families and friends. Share your favorite dish or present
something from your culture. It is a MULTICULTURAL event, so you don't
need a foreign passport to be a part of it ;-) Embrace diversity!

Questions? Contact: acram@ants.edu

------------------------
New Art Exhibit in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries, February 16th
- April 16th
------------------------
"My America: An Exhibition of Photographs" by Kwesi Arthur running
February 16-April 16, 2009 in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries
Kwesi Arthur is a Ghanaian visual artist now living in Boston. Kwesi
has spent the last twenty years exploring his own identity as an
American through his camera and the music and art of the western world.
A special show opening reception will be held with the artist in the
Meetinghouse gallery, 26 February, 5 - 8 p.m.

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting February 17th
------------------------
The Prison Ministry Fellowship will meet Feb. 17th at noon in the
dining room. We will be talking about the Alternatives to Violence
Project, and the possibility of bringing this training to ANTS. We will
also discuss and plan about prison visitation and ministry for next year
(i.e. partnering with Partakers). Also we will check in on various
prison ministries ongoing with ANTS students. Contact Bill Gural at
wgural@ants.edu.

------------------------
Introducing the Preacher's Club! Tuesdays in Wilson Small Chapel,
February 17th
------------------------
The Preachers Club will hold its first event on Tuesday, Feb. 17th from
12 - 1 PM (Lunch time - bring a snack!) Our first Student Preacher will
be Melvin Williams and it will be held in the Lower Chapel. Flyers will
be located through the campus and we can't wait to get started! Please
visit our student page on connect to view the speakers for the next
couple of months!

The Preacher's Club provides Andover students with a nurturing
environment for the development and practice of sermon delivery using
the skills and tools necessary for effective preaching of the gospel in
the African American Preaching Tradition.

------------------------
The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th *** Special Update***
------------------------
Spend an Evening with Producers of NOVA's "The Bible's Buried Secrets"
film!

UUCANS and JOTH are hosting a screening of "The Bible's Buried
Secrets," a film that traces the archaeological routes of the Hebrew
Bible. (You can see more about the film at:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bible/). We have just learned that
Paula Apsell (Senior Executive Producer for NOVA), Gary Glassman
(President/Writer/Director/Producer of Providence Pictures), and Tristan
Barako (Senior Researcher, Providence Pictures, Inc.) all plan to be
here for the screening. This is a great opportunity to watch a film
with the people who made it, and ask them questions. The film will be
introduced by Prof. Greg Mobley of Andover Newton and Prof. Or Rose of
Hebrew College. We hope you will join us.

This event begins at 6:30 with a wine and cheese reception in the
Wilson lobby, with the film being screened afterwards in the sanctuary.

------------------------
Art Opening in Noyes Hall, February 19th
------------------------
Watercolors & Monoprints
by Virginia Vogel Zanger
Open Reception

Please drop in to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments on
Thursday, February 19th from 6:30 - 8:00pm there will be a reception
in the Noyes Dining Hall to celebrate the opening of a show of
watercolors and monoprints by Jamaica Plain artist Virginia Vogel
Zanger.

Travels in Costa Rica, Patagonia, and Cape Cod inspired her
color-drenched landscapes. This work is her largest to date. "The
majesty of Patagonia just could not be captured on a small scale," says
the artist, who has exhibited widely in Boston and at the Provincetown
Art Museum. Additionally, Virginia holds the position of V P of
Community Relations for the Boston Children's Museum. Her interest in
children & creativity transcends visually in her whimsical underwater
seascapes.

------------------------
Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
------------------------
ANTS is proud to co-sponsor, with the Massachusetts Council of
Churches, a performance of a new sacred opera "The Prioress's Tale" on
Sunday February 22, 2009 4pm in Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton
Theological School. You are warmly invited to attend. For more
information about the opera see:
http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/the-prioresss-tale/
A reception will follow. Suggested Donation $10. Andover Newton
Theological School is located at 210 Herrick Rd. Newton Centre, MA, with
parking available. For directions, please check the website www.ants.edu


++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
------------------------
The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
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. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Re: ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- New Curriculum on ANTS Website
- Updated Library Schedule
- New Director of IT *** New ***
- Winter Course Evaluations *** New ***
- Current IT Issues
- Buyback of Thurman book
- The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Lost and Found
- Food Pantry
- Wanted for February Fund-Raising Letter
- Two Worship Items
- 2009's First Preaching in the Black Tradition Worship Service,
February 12th @1pm in Wilson
- Multicultural Festival, February 13th
- New Art Exhibit in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries, February
16th - April 16th *** New ***
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting February 17th
- Introducing the Preacher's Club! Tuesdays in Wilson Small Chapel,
February 17th
- The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th
- Art Opening in Noyes Hall, February 19th
- Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22

Other News and Opportunities:
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- God and Global Warming: February 12th
- Chaplaincy panel - Harvard Divinity School, Feb. 12
- Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
- Art Night Fellowship

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
New Curriculum on ANTS Website
------------------------
An overview of the new curriculum for MDiv Students has been posted on
the school website. Here is the link to go directly to that page;
http://www.ants.edu/news/detail/andover-newtons-faculty-unveils-new-mdiv-curriculum-for-2009-and-beyond/


------------------------
Updated Library Schedule
------------------------
The spring semester schedule is:
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, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

------------------------
New Director of IT *** New ***
------------------------
It gives me great pleasure to announce the hiring Tim Swansey as IT
Director. He will be starting Feb 17, 2009. Please stop by the IT
Department to welcome him. Tim comes back to Andover Newton with a
vast amount of computer networking knowledge and will be able to help us
get back on our IT feet, sooner rather than later.
Thanks
Michael P. Delfino

------------------------
Winter Course Evaluations *** New ***
------------------------
Winter evaluations have been out for a couple of weeks now. If you took
a winter course, we urge you to take the time to fill one out.

Your feedback is not a pointless exercise; The results are actually used
for course assessments, faculty reviews, and for professor tenure
reviews, as well as a way for the accreditation board and our President
to measure the quality of education we are providing as a school.
Both positive and negative feedback are sought and appreciated. With a
new curriculum coming out, now more than ever YOU have the chance to
influence your experience and that of future students at Andover Newton.

Thank you.
The Faculty Office

------------------------
Current IT Issues
------------------------
While we eagerly await improvements to our internet access, the IT
department is working on several other issues that have been noticed by
the students.

Library: The EZproxy link for remote library database access is down.
The databases, however, can be accessed directly in the Trask Library or
in the Computer Lab.

Connect:
1) Connect business office statements cannot be generated.
2) Connect users may not be able to change their own email address.
3) Connect users may have problems posting messages because of errors
that the text is too long.
Please see the Connect main page for a listing of open issues and
work-arounds.

Thank you for your patience as we sort out these issues,
Emily Leavitt
Manager of IT

------------------------
Buyback of Thurman book
------------------------
IfAutobiography of Howard Thurman, the bookstore is interested in buying
back copies for current students taking the class. Bring your copy to
the bookstore in exchange for a store credit you can use for future
purchases.

------------------------
The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25
------------------------
Get out your calendar! The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship is
coming!

This year's theme, "Arts and the Sensual in Renewing Worship", will
feature Don Saliers, and will include workshops with Ellen Oak, Mark
Burrows, Lisa DiFranza, and Rod Pattenden. The dates for the Institute
are June 21 - 24, with an additional Pre-Institute workshop entitled
"Helping Worship Work (and Play)" on June 20, at Old South Church.
Students taking the Institute for credit must attend from June 20 - 25.
More information will be coming in the weeks ahead.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and the
front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 - April
15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this also
includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Lost and Found
------------------------
We may have what you've lost at the Lost and Found at the front desk in
Dabney Hall
- A gospel music CD, Smokie Narful
- Saturn key

------------------------
Food Pantry
------------------------
Have you been hearing things lately at the grocery store? Do cereal
boxes and soups seem to be calling your name? Well, they might be asking
to be brought to the food pantry. This year the pantry has been in
serious need of your support. For those who do not know, the pantry on
campus is in the kitchen next to the student lounge. Next time you are
at the store please pick up something to give.
Thanks!

------------------------
Wanted for February Fund-Raising Letter
------------------------
Our February fundraising letter is going to be a Valentine to our alums
and friends - we would love quotes from students expressing your
appreciation for the scholarships and funds alums and friends make
possible -- if you are willing to be quoted directly, please give me
your name and where you are from - it can be "Jean, from Burlington, VT"
- it doesn't have to be a full name...

Our donors love to hear from YOU!
Email your comments to pdeck@ants.edu

Priscilla Conwell Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
Two Worship Items
------------------------
Celtic Evening Prayer Begins THIS WEEK!
Evening prayer is a quiet time to relax and open to the Spirit. The
Celtic tradition delights in God's goodness and reminds us of God's
presence in all of creation. Join us for prayer, music and reflection
every Tuesday evening from 9:00 to 9:25 p.m.

Morning Worship NEW TIME: 8:25 a.m.
Morning Worship continues all semester in the lower level of Wilson
Chapel. Sometimes you need more than a cup of coffee to start the day...
Join us now at 8:25!

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
Multicultural Festival, February 13th
------------------------
Please accept this invitation to the "Multicultural Festival". We are
going to celebrate our cultural diversity on Friday, February 13th, 2009
dinner. At least six international students (ANTS and BC) and a faculty
member are preparing country presentations. We may also host guests from
a Greek-Orthodox Church, who will tell us about they work with Ugandan
orphans.

Bring your families and friends. Share your favorite dish or present
something from your culture. It is a MULTICULTURAL event, so you don't
need a foreign passport to be a part of it ;-) Embrace diversity!

Questions? Contact: acram@ants.edu

------------------------
New Art Exhibit in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries, February 16th
- April 16th *** New ***
------------------------
"My America: An Exhibition of Photographs" by Kwesi Arthur running
February 16-April 16, 2009 in the Meetinghouse and Wilson galleries
Kwesi Arthur is a Ghanaian visual artist now living in Boston. Kwesi has
spent the last twenty years exploring his own identity as an American
through his camera and the music and art of the western world.
A special show opening reception will be held with the artist in the
Meetinghouse gallery, 26 February, 5 - 8 p.m.

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting February 17th
------------------------
The Prison Ministry Fellowship will meet Feb. 17th at noon in the dining
room.
We will be talking about the Alternatives to Violence Project, and the
possibility of bringing this training to ANTS.
We will also discuss and plan about prison visitation and ministry for
next year (i.e. partnering with Partakers).
Also we will check in on various prison ministries ongoing with ANTS
students.
Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu.

------------------------
Introducing the Preacher's Club! Tuesdays in Wilson Small Chapel,
February 17th
------------------------
The Preachers Club will hold its first event on Tuesday, Feb. 17th from
12 - 1 PM (Lunch time - bring a snack!) Our first Student Preacher will
be Melvin Williams and it will be held in the Lower Chapel. Flyers will
be located through the campus and we can't wait to get started! Please
visit our student page on connect to view the speakers for the next
couple of months!

The Preacher's Club provides Andover students with a nurturing
environment for the development and practice of sermon delivery using
the skills and tools necessary for effective preaching of the gospel in
the African American Preaching Tradition.

------------------------
The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th
------------------------
A special viewing of the landmark two-hour NOVA special which takes the
viewers on a fascinating scientific journey that began 3,000 years ago
and continues to this day. Where did the ancient Israelites come from?
Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? How did the worship of one god -
the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - emerge? The
Bible's Buried Secrets provides unique insights into the deeper meaning
of the biblical texts and their continuing resonance through the
centuries.

Wednesday, February 18, Wilson Chapel
6:30 refreshments, followed by film
Program will be introduced by Prof. Greg Mobley from Andover Newton
Theological School and Prof. Or Rose from Hebrew College
Screening will be followed by a Question and Answer period with Tristan
Barako, Senior Researcher who worked on the film.
Sponsored by UUCANS and JOTH

------------------------
Art Opening in Noyes Hall, February 19th
------------------------
Watercolors & Monoprints
by Virginia Vogel Zanger
Open Reception

Please drop in to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments on
Thursday, February 19th from 6:30 - 8:00pm there will be a reception
in the Noyes Dining Hall to celebrate the opening of a show of
watercolors and monoprints by Jamaica Plain artist Virginia Vogel
Zanger.

Travels in Costa Rica, Patagonia, and Cape Cod inspired her
color-drenched landscapes. This work is her largest to date. "The
majesty of Patagonia just could not be captured on a small scale," says
the artist, who has exhibited widely in Boston and at the PrCommunity Relations for the Boston Children's Museum. Her interest in
children & creativity transcends visually in her whimsical underwater
seascapes.

------------------------
Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
------------------------
ANTS is proud to co-sponsor, with the Massachusetts Council of Churches,
a performance of a new sacred opera "The Prioress's Tale" on Sunday
February 22, 2009 4pm in Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton Theological
School. You are warmly invited to attend.

For more information about the opera see:
http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/the-prioresss-tale/

A reception will follow. Suggested Donation $10. Andover Newton
Theological School is located at 210 Herrick Rd. Newton Centre, MA, with
parking available. For directions, please check the website www.ants.edu


++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
------------------------
The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
God and Global Warming, February 12
------------------------
God and Global Warming: Scientists' and Evangelicals' Common Voice
February 12, 2009, 5:00-6:15PM Sperry Room, Andover Hall Harvard
Divinity School
45 Francis Ave.
Cambridge MA 02138
For more details see:
http://chge.med.harvard.edu/events/documents/god_global_warming.pdf

Event Contact: Meg Thomsen, Program Coordinator, Telephone: 617-384-8533
Email: margaret_thomsen@hms.harvard.edu, Website:
http://chge.med.harvard.edu

------------------------
Chaplaincy panel - Harvard Divinity School, Feb. 12
------------------------
Harvard Divinity School invites you to attend the exciting panel
presentation "So you want to be a chaplain?", a career discernment event
taking place next Thursday, February 12th from 5:00 -6:30pm in Andover
Chapel, on the 2nd floor of Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave. in Cambridge.

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet professional chaplains in the
fields of academia, prison, military, and health care. Four
practitioners will provide a snapshot into their everyday work and offer
advice on how to best prepare for a career in this growing profession.
Questions on CPE unit requirements, official sponsorship, and starting
salaries will all be addressed. Jeff VonWald, Protestant Chaplain at
Tufts University, will moderate the discussion. The remaining panelists
are:

- Suzanne DeBuhr, Interfaith Chaplain, Milton Academy, Milton, MA
- Beth Richeson, Ecumenical Chaplain, New Hampshire State Women's
Prison, Goffstown, NH
- Cpt. Myung "Tim" Ryu, Chaplain Resources Manager & Clinician for
Psychiatry, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
- Nancy Smith, Jewish Chaplain, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
Boston, MA

------------------------
Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
------------------------
Go in Peace: A Weekend Retreat for Christian Women Healing from Abuse

Give yourself a gift of a weekend away to restore your spirit, find
healing and enjoy the company of other women on the journey of healing.
We will explore the three stages of healing through discussion, prayer,
art, music and other healing activities; looking at the intersections of
faith and healing. There will be plenty of individual time to rest, go
for walks and renew your spirit! Space is limited to allow for more
ibelow. The retreat facilitator, Nicole Sotelo, is the author of Women
Healing from Abuse: Meditations for Finding Peace (Paulist Press). A
graduate of Harvard Divinity School (and former student of Dean
Nienhuis), she writes, leads retreats and coordinates the website:
www.WomenHealing.com.

For the first time in the New York City area!, February 20-22, 2009
Mt. Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center, 239 Fingerboard Rd., Statten Island,
NY
718.727.3844 (call for more information or to register)
www.mountmanresa.org

Within walking distance of the beach on Cape Cod!, March 20-22, 2009
Evensong Retreat Center, 326 Lower County Rd., Harwich Port, MA
508.432.0027 (call for more information or to register)
www.evensongretreat.com
Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed...
(Mark 5:34)

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship
------------------------
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. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- New Curriculum on ANTS Website
- Updated Library Schedule
- Current IT Issues *** New ***
- Buyback of Thurman book
- The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25 *** New ***
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Lost and Found
- Food Pantry
- Wanted for February Fund-Raising Letter *** New ***
- Two Worship Items
- Black Student Fellowship meeting, February 11th @noon in the
cafeteria
- Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
- 2009's First Preaching in the Black Tradition Worship Service,
February 12th @1pm in Wilson
- Multicultural Festival, February 13th
- Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting February 17th *** New ***
- Introducing the Preacher's Club! Tuesdays in Wilson Small Chapel,
February 17th
- The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th
- Art Opening in Noyes Hall, February 19th *** New ***
- Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22

Other News and Opportunities:
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
- Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
- God and Global Warming: February 12th
- Chaplaincy panel - Harvard Divinity School, Feb. 12
- Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
- Art Night Fellowship *** Updated ***

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
New Curriculum on ANTS Website
------------------------
An overview of the new curriculum for MDiv Students has been posted on
the school website. Here is the link to go directly to that page;
http://www.ants.edu/news/detail/andover-newtons-faculty-unveils-new-mdiv-curriculum-for-2009-and-beyond/


------------------------
Updated Library Schedule
------------------------
The spring semester schedule is:
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, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

------------------------
Current IT Issues *** New ***
------------------------
While we eagerly await improvements to our internet access, the IT
department is working on several other issues that have been noticed by
the students.

Library: The EZproxy link for remote library database access is down.
The databases, however, can be accessed directly in the Trask Library or
in the Computer Lab.

Connect:
1) Connect business office statements cannot be generated.
2) Connect users may not be able to change their own email address.
3) Connect users may have problems posting messages because of errors
that the text is too long.
Please see the Connect main page for a listing of open issues and
work-arounds.

Thank you for your patience as we sort out these issues,
Emily Leavitt
Manager of IT

------------------------
Buyback of Thurman book *** New ***
------------------------
If you have a copy of the Howard Thurman book, With Head and Heart: The
Autobiography of Howard Thurman, the bookstore is interested in buying
back copies for current students taking the class. Bring your copy to
the bookstore in exchange for a store credit you can use for future
purchases.

------------------------
The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship, June 20-25 *** New ***
------------------------
Get out your calendar! The Summer Institute in Arts and Worship is
coming!

This year's theme, "Arts and the Sensual in Renewing Worship", will
feature Don Saliers, and will include workshops with Ellen Oak, Mark
Burrows, Lisa DiFranza, and Rod Pattenden. The dates for the Institute
are June 21 - 24, with an additional Pre-Institute workshop entitled
"Helping Worship Work (and Play)" on June 20, at Old South Church.
Students taking the Institute for credit must attend from June 20 -
25.
More information will be coming in the weeks ahead.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Lost and Found
------------------------
We may have what you've lost at the Lost and Found at the front desk in
Dabney Hall
- A gospel music CD, Smokie Narful
- Saturn key

------------------------
Food Pantry
------------------------
Have you been hearing things lately at the grocery store? Do cereal
boxes and soups seem to be calling your name? Well, they might be asking
to be brought to the food pantry. This year the pantry has been in
serious need of your support. For those who do not know, the pantry on
campus is in the kitchen next to the student lounge. Next time you are
at the store please pick up something to give.
Thanks!

------------------------
Wanted for February Fund-Raising Letter *** New ***
------------------------
Our February fundraising letter is going to be a Valentine to our alums
and friends - we would love quotes from students expressing your
appreciation for the scholarships and funds alums and friends make
possible -- if you are willing to be quoted directly, please give me
your name and where you are from - it can be "Jean, from Burlington, VT"
- it doesn't have to be a full name...

Our donors love to hear from YOU!
Email your comments to pdeck@ants.edu

Priscilla Conwell Deck
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

------------------------
Two Worship Items
------------------------
Celtic Evening Prayer Begins THIS WEEK!
Evening prayer is a quiet time to relax and open to the Spirit. The
Celtic tradition delights in God's goodness and reminds us of God's
presence in all of creation. Join us for prayer, music and reflection
every Tuesday evening from 9:00 to 9:25 p.m.

Morning Worship NEW TIME: 8:25 a.m.
Morning Worship continues all semester in the lower level of Wilson
Chapel. Sometimes you need more than a cup of coffee to start the day...
Join us now at 8:25!

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship meeting, February 11th @noon in the cafeteria
------------------------
Come one come all to the this year¹s first Black Student Fellowship
meeting, this Wednesday the 11th at noon in the cafeteria. We will have
fun connecting with each other and also there is LOTS of news to share
with you, particularly about some great Black History Month events we¹ve
got in store.

------------------------
Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
------------------------
The Student Association invites the whole campus to a Welcome Back
Supper on February 11th from 5:00-6:30pm. It will be in the dining hall,
but will not be your average experience! Spouses, Partners, and Children
are all welcome to attend. You must RSVP to sa@ants.edu by Friday,
February 6th--even if you are already on the meal plan. This is a
wonderful opportunity to welcome the new members of our campus and
reconnect with friends from semesters past.

We look forward to dining with you on February 11th!

------------------------
Multicultural Festival, February 13th
------------------------
Please accept this invitation to the "Multicultural Festival". We are
going to celebrate our cultural diversity on Friday, February 13th, 2009
at 5pm in the Meeting House.

This year's festival will begin with a flag parade and a pot-luck
dinner. At least six international students (ANTS and BC) and a faculty
member are preparing country presentations. We may also host guests from
a Greek-Orthodox Church, who will tell us about they work with Ugandan
orphans.

Bring your families and friends. Share your favorite dish or present
something from your culture. It is a MULTICULTURAL event, so you don't
need a foreign passport to be a part of it ;-) Embrace diversity!

Questions? Contact: acram@ants.edu

------------------------
Prison Ministry Fellowship meeting February 17th *** New ***
------------------------
The Prison Ministry Fellowship will meet Feb. 17th at noon in the
dining room.
We will be talking about the Alternatives to Violence Project, and the
possibility of bringing this training to ANTS.
We will also discuss and plan about prison visitation and ministry for
next year (i.e. partnering with Partakers).
Also we will check in on various prison ministries ongoing with ANTS
students.
Contact Bill Gural at wgural@ants.edu.

------------------------
Introducing the Preacher's Club! Tuesdays in Wilson Small Chapel,
February 17th
------------------------
The Preachers Club will hold its first event on Tuesday, Feb. 17th from
12 - 1 PM (Lunch time - bring a snack!) Our first Student Preacher will
be Melvin Williams and it will be held in the Lower Chapel. Flyers will
be located through the campus and we can't wait to get started! Please
visit our student page on connect to view the speakers for the next
couple of months!

The Preacher's Club provides Andover students with a nurturing
environment for the development and practice of sermon delivery using
the skills and tools necessary for effective preaching of the gospel in
the African American Preaching Tradition.

------------------------
The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th
------------------------
A special viewing of the landmark two-hour NOVA special which takes the
viewers on a fascinating scientific journey that began 3,000 years ago
and continues to this day. Where did the ancient Israelites come from?
Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? How did the worship of one god -
the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - emerge? The
Bible's Buried Secrets provides unique insights into the deeper meaning
of the biblical texts and their continuing resonance through the
centuries.

Wednesday, February 18, Wilson Chapel
6:30 refreshments, followed by film
Program will be introduced by Prof. Greg Mobley from Andover Newton
Theological School and Prof. Or Rose from Hebrew College
Screening will be followed by a Question and Answer period with Tristan
Barako, Senior Researcher who worked on the film.
Sponsored by UUCANS and JOTH

------------------------
Art Opening in Noyes Hall, February 19th *** New ***
------------------------
Watercolors & Monoprints
by Virginia Vogel Zanger
Open Reception

Please drop in to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments on
Thursday, February 19th from 6:30 - 8:00pm there will be a reception
in the Noyes Dining Hall to celebrate the opening of a show of
watercolors and monoprints by Jamaica Plain artist Virginia Vogel
Zanger.

Travels in Costa Rica, Patagonia, and Cape Cod inspired her
color-drenched landscapes. This work is her largest to date. "The
majesty of Patagonia just could not be captured on a small scale," says
the artist, who has exhibited widely in Boston and at the Provincetown
Art Museum. Additionally, Virginia holds the position of V P of
Community Relations for the Boston Children's Museum. Her interest in
children & creativity transcends visually in her whimsical underwater
seascapes.

------------------------
Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
------------------------
ANTS is proud to co-sponsor, with the Massachusetts Council of
Churches, a performance of a new sacred opera "The Prioress's Tale" on
Sunday February 22, 2009 4pm in Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton
Theological School. You are warmly invited to attend.

For more information about the opera see:
http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/the-prioresss-tale/

A reception will follow. Suggested Donation $10. Andover Newton
Theological School is located at 210 Herrick Rd. Newton Centre, MA, with
parking available. For directions, please check the website www.ants.edu


++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed!
------------------------
The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
------------------------
On Tuesday, February 10, Wellesley College Department of Religion
presents the Annual Luce Moore '24 Lecture with James Carroll entitled
"The Ambivalence of God: Religion, the Bible, and the New Meaning of
Violence." Wellesley College Campus, Collins Cinema, 4:30 p.m. Free and
open to the public. For more information call 781-283-2609.

------------------------
God and Global Warming, February 12
------------------------
God and Global Warming: Scientists' and Evangelicals' Common Voice
February 12, 2009, 5:00-6:15PM Sperry Room, Andover Hall Harvard
Divinity School
45 Francis Ave.
Cambridge MA 02138
For more details see:
http://chge.med.harvard.edu/events/documents/god_global_warming.pdf

Event Contact: Meg Thomsen, Program Coordinator, Telephone:
617-384-8533
Email: margaret_thomsen@hms.harvard.edu, Website:
http://chge.med.harvard.edu

------------------------
Chaplaincy panel - Harvard Divinity School, Feb. 12
------------------------
Harvard Divinity School invites you to attend the exciting panel
presentation "So you want to be a chaplain?", a career discernment event
taking place next Thursday, February 12th from 5:00 -6:30pm in Andover
Chapel, on the 2nd floor of Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave. in Cambridge.

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet professional chaplains in
the fields of academia, prison, military, and health care. Four
practitioners will provide a snapshot into their everyday work and offer
advice on how to best prepare for a career in this growing profession.
Questions on CPE unit requirements, official sponsorship, and starting
salaries will all be addressed. Jeff VonWald, Protestant Chaplain at
Tufts University, will moderate the discussion. The remaining panelists
are:

- Suzanne DeBuhr, Interfaith Chaplain, Milton Academy, Milton, MA
- Beth Richeson, Ecumenical Chaplain, New Hampshire State Women's
Prison, Goffstown, NH
- Cpt. Myung "Tim" Ryu, Chaplain Resources Manager & Clinician for
Psychiatry, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
- Nancy Smith, Jewish Chaplain, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
Boston, MA

------------------------
Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
------------------------
Go in Peace: A Weekend Retreat for Christian Women Healing from Abuse

Give yourself a gift of a weekend away to restore your spirit, find
healing and enjoy the company of other women on the journey of healing.
We will explore the three stages of healing through discussion, prayer,
art, music and other healing activities; looking at the intersections of
faith and healing. There will be plenty of individual time to rest, go
for walks and renew your spirit! Space is limited to allow for more
individual attention so register today at one of the retreat centers
below. The retreat facilitator, Nicole Sotelo, is the author of Women
Healing from Abuse: Meditations for Finding Peace (Paulist Press). A
graduate of Harvard Divinity School (and former student of Dean
Nienhuis), she writes, leads retreats and coordinates the website:
www.WomenHealing.com.

For the first time in the New York City area!, February 20-22, 2009
Mt. Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center, 239 Fingerboard Rd., Statten Island,
NY
718.727.3844 (call for more information or to register)
www.mountmanresa.org

Within walking distance of the beach on Cape Cod!, March 20-22, 2009
Evensong Retreat Center, 326 Lower County Rd., Harwich Port, MA
508.432.0027 (call for more information or to register)
www.evensongretreat.com
Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed...
(Mark 5:34)

------------------------
Art Night Fellowship *** Updated ***
------------------------
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. We are a group of adult artists of all skill levels who
gather to experience revelation, healing, fellowship and fun through
visual arts! Many supplies are available or bring your own. Questions?
Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at DHonen@ants.edu

Monday, February 09, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, February 9th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- New Curriculum on ANTS Website
- Updated Library Schedule
- Library EZProxy Connection Unstable
- Buyback of Thurman book *** New ***
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Lost and Found
- Food Pantry
- Two Worship Items *** New ***
- Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
February 10th
- Black Student Fellowship meeting, February 11th @noon in the
cafeteria *** New ***
- Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
- 2009's First Preaching in the Black Tradition Worship Service,
February 12th @1pm in Wilson *** New ***
- Multicultural Festival, February 13th
- Introducing the Preacher's Club! Tuesdays in Wilson Small Chapel,
February 17th *** New ***
- The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th *** New ***
- Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22

Other News and Opportunities:
- Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed! *** New ***
- Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
- God and Global Warming: February 12th
- Chaplaincy panel - Harvard Divinity School, Feb. 12 *** New ***
- Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
- Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once
this semester

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
New Curriculum on ANTS Website
------------------------
An overview of the new curriculum for MDiv Students has been posted on
the school website. Here is the link to go directly to that page;
http://www.ants.edu/news/detail/andover-newtons-faculty-unveils-new-mdiv-curriculum-for-2009-and-beyond/


------------------------
Updated Library Schedule
------------------------
The spring semester schedule is:
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, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

------------------------
Library EZProxy Connection Unstable
------------------------
The EZProxy Database Server is currently down. The IT department is
working as quickly as possible to get it up and running again.

------------------------
Buyback of Thurman book *** New ***
------------------------
If you have a copy of the Howard Thurman book, With Head and Heart: The
Autobiography of Howard Thurman, the bookstore is interested in buying
back copies for current students taking the class. Bring your copy to
the bookstore in exchange for a store credit you can use for future
purchases.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday January 28th Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Lost and Found
------------------------
We may have what you've lost at the Lost and Found at the front desk in
Dabney Hall
- A gospel music CD, Smokie Narful
- Saturn key

------------------------
Food Pantry
------------------------
Have you been hearing things lately at the grocery store? Do cereal
boxes and soups seem to be calling your name? Well, they might be asking
to be brought to the food pantry. This year the pantry has been in
serious need of your support. For those who do not know, the pantry on
campus is in the kitchen next to the student lounge. Next time you are
at the store please pick up something to give.
Thanks!

------------------------
Two Worship Items *** New ***
------------------------
Celtic Evening Prayer Begins THIS WEEK!
Evening prayer is a quiet time to relax and open to the Spirit. The
Celtic tradition delights in God's goodness and reminds us of God's
presence in all of creation. Join us for prayer, music and reflection
every Tuesday evening from 9:00 to 9:25 p.m.

Morning Worship NEW TIME: 8:25 a.m.
Morning Worship continues all semester in the lower level of Wilson
Chapel. Sometimes you need more than a cup of coffee to start the day...
Join us now at 8:25!

Morgan R. McLean

------------------------
Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
February 10th
------------------------
What does the UCC do with all that money we send it? What is 'Our
Church's Wider Mission'? One Great Hour of Sharing? What are the UCC's
Global Ministries? If you, or the Missions Committee of your church
have questions like these, you are invited to come and discover the
breadth and scope of the UCC/DOC's overseas ministries on Tuesday, Feb
10 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM in the Peck Room. Bring your lunch and become
equipped to be an ambassador for Global Ministries in your church! For
further information, please contact Ruth Richards at RRichards@ants.edu

------------------------
Black Student Fellowship meeting, February 11th @noon in the cafeteria
*** New ***
------------------------
Come one come all to the this year¹s first Black Student Fellowship
meeting, this Wednesday the 11th at noon in the cafeteria. We will have
fun connecting with each other and also there is LOTS of news to share
with you, particularly about some great Black History Month events we¹ve
got in store.

------------------------
Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
------------------------
The Student Association invites the whole campus to a Welcome Back
Supper on February 11th from 5:00-6:30pm. It will be in the dining hall,
but will not be your average experience! Spouses, Partners, and Children
are all welcome to attend. You must RSVP to sa@ants.edu by Friday,
February 6th--even if you are already on the meal plan. This is a
wonderful opportunity to welcome the new members of our campus and
reconnect with friends from semesters past.

We look forward to dining with you on February 11th!

------------------------
Multicultural Festival, February 13th
------------------------
Please accept this invitation to the "Multicultural Festival". We are
going to celebrate our cultural diversity on Friday, February 13th, 2009
at 5pm in the Meeting House.

This year's festival will begin with a flag parade and a pot-luck
dinner. At least six international students (ANTS and BC) and a faculty
member are preparing country presentations. We may also host guests from
a Greek-Orthodox Church, who will tell us about they work with Ugandan
orphans.

Bring your families and friends. Share your favorite dish or present
something from your culture. It is a MULTICULTURAL event, so you don't
need a foreign passport to be a part of it ;-) Embrace diversity!

Questions? Contact: acram@ants.edu

------------------------
Introducing the Preacher's Club! Tuesdays in Wilson Small Chapel,
February 17th *** New ***
------------------------
The Preachers Club will hold its first event on Tuesday, Feb. 17th from
12 - 1 PM (Lunch time - bring a snack!) Our first Student Preacher will
be Melvin Williams and it will be held in the Lower Chapel. Flyers will
be located through the campus and we can't wait to get started! Please
visit our student page on connect to view the speakers for the next
couple of months!

The Preacher's Club provides Andover students with a nurturing
environment for the development and practice of sermon delivery using
the skills and tools necessary for effective preaching of the gospel in
the African American Preaching Tradition.

------------------------
The Bible's Buried Secrets, February 18th *** New ***
------------------------
A special viewing of the landmark two-hour NOVA special which takes the
viewers on a fascinating scientific journey that began 3,000 years ago
and continues to this day. Where did the ancient Israelites come from?
Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? How did the worship of one god -
the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - emerge? The
Bible's Buried Secrets provides unique insights into the deeper meaning
of the biblical texts and their continuing resonance through the
centuries.

Wednesday, February 18, Wilson Chapel
6:30 refreshments, followed by film
Program will be introduced by Prof. Greg Mobley from Andover Newton
Theological School and Prof. Or Rose from Hebrew College
Screening will be followed by a Question and Answer period with Tristan
Barako, Senior Researcher who worked on the film.
Sponsored by UUCANS and JOTH

------------------------
Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
------------------------
ANTS is proud to co-sponsor, with the Massachusetts Council of
Churches, a performance of a new sacred opera "The Prioress's Tale" on
Sunday February 22, 2009 4pm in Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton
Theological School. You are warmly invited to attend.

For more information about the opera see:
http://www.ants.edu/calendar/event/the-prioresss-tale/

A reception will follow. Suggested Donation $10. Andover Newton
Theological School is located at 210 Herrick Rd. Newton Centre, MA, with
parking available. For directions, please check the website www.ants.edu


++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Coats, Hats, Mittens Needed! *** New ***
------------------------
The Eastern Service Workers Association, one of the places we served in
our fall Community Day, is in need of warm clothing. Each winter they
collect good used or new clothing for low income workers who cannot
afford these items for themselves or their children. Given the current
economic reality and our cold winter this need is greater than ever. So
if you have anything you can donate please bring it by my office,
Worcester 104. Please leave a bag in the box outside my door. Obviously
the items should be clean and in good repair, and of course new things
are also welcome.

Many thanks,
Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------
Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
------------------------
On Tuesday, February 10, Wellesley College Department of Religion
presents the Annual Luce Moore '24 Lecture with James Carroll entitled
"The Ambivalence of God: Religion, the Bible, and the New Meaning of
Violence." Wellesley College Campus, Collins Cinema, 4:30 p.m. Free and
open to the public. For more information call 781-283-2609.

------------------------
God and Global Warming: February 12
------------------------
God and Global Warming: Scientists' and Evangelicals' Common Voice
February 12, 2009, 5:00-6:15PM Sperry Room, Andover Hall Harvard
Divinity School
45 Francis Ave.
Cambridge MA 02138
For more details see:
http://chge.med.harvard.edu/events/documents/god_global_warming.pdf

Event Contact: Meg Thomsen, Program Coordinator, Telephone:
617-384-8533
Email: margaret_thomsen@hms.harvard.edu, Website:
http://chge.med.harvard.edu

------------------------
Chaplaincy panel - Harvard Divinity School, Feb. 12 *** New ***
------------------------
Harvard Divinity School invites you to attend the exciting panel
presentation "So you want to be a chaplain?", a career discernment event
taking place next Thursday, February 12th from 5:00 -6:30pm in Andover
Chapel, on the 2nd floor of Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave. in Cambridge.

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet professional chaplains in
the fields of academia, prison, military, and health care. Four
practitioners will provide a snapshot into their everyday work and offer
advice on how to best prepare for a career in this growing profession.
Questions on CPE unit requirements, official sponsorship, and starting
salaries will all be addressed. Jeff VonWald, Protestant Chaplain at
Tufts University, will moderate the discussion. The remaining panelists
are:

- Suzanne DeBuhr, Interfaith Chaplain, Milton Academy, Milton, MA
- Beth Richeson, Ecumenical Chaplain, New Hampshire State Women's
Prison, Goffstown, NH
- Cpt. Myung "Tim" Ryu, Chaplain Resources Manager & Clinician for
Psychiatry, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
- Nancy Smith, Jewish Chaplain, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
Boston, MA

------------------------
Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
------------------------
Go in Peace: A Weekend Retreat for Christian Women Healing from Abuse

Give yourself a gift of a weekend away to restore your spirit, find
healing and enjoy the company of other women on the journey of healing.
We will explore the three stages of healing through discussion, prayer,
art, music and other healing activities; looking at the intersections of
faith and healing. There will be plenty of individual time to rest, go
for walks and renew your spirit! Space is limited to allow for more
individual attention so register today at one of the retreat centers
below. The retreat facilitator, Nicole Sotelo, is the author of Women
Healing from Abuse: Meditations for Finding Peace (Paulist Press). A
graduate of Harvard Divinity School (and former student of Dean
Nienhuis), she writes, leads retreats and coordinates the website:
www.WomenHealing.com.

For the first time in the New York City area!, February 20-22, 2009
Mt. Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center, 239 Fingerboard Rd., Statten Island,
NY
718.727.3844 (call for more information or to register)
www.mountmanresa.org

Within walking distance of the beach on Cape Cod!, March 20-22, 2009
Evensong Retreat Center, 326 Lower County Rd., Harwich Port, MA
508.432.0027 (call for more information or to register)
www.evensongretreat.com
Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed...
(Mark 5:34)

------------------------
Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once this
semester
------------------------
1. You can explore a new spiritual practice in a safe, no rules
atmosphere.
2. You do not need to be able to draw a straight line.
3. Artistic bones in your body are not a prerequisite.
4. You will learn to fulfill some of your class assignments with art
projects!
5. Mentoring, guidance, encouragement abound!
6. All materials provided.
7. We have good fun and fellowship.
8. Impromptu theological discussions and revelations frequently occur.
9. You can work on your Prophets' chart.
10. You can create a piece of art to exhibit in the Spring Community
Art Show.

Every Thursday night 7-10 pm (drop in basis) in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.
Questions? Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at dhonen@ants.edu

Friday, February 06, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, February 6th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- New Curriculum on ANTS Website
- Updated Library Announcements
- Library EZProxy Connection Unstable
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Lost and Found
- Food Pantry
- Interested in Leading Morning Worship?
- 1979 Alum Death Notice - Marjorie Scott
- Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
February 10th
- Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
- Multicultural Festival, February 13th
- Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22

Other News and Opportunities:
- Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
- God and Global Warming: February 12th
- Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
- Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once
this semester

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
New Curriculum on ANTS Website
------------------------
An overview of the new curriculum for MDiv Students has been posted on
the school website. Here is the link to go directly to that page;
http://www.ants.edu/news/detail/andover-newtons-faculty-unveils-new-mdiv-curriculum-for-2009-and-beyond/


------------------------
Updated Library Announcements
------------------------
Thanks to all students and administrators (and Debbi too) who helped
library staff deal with a water emergency situation late Monday
afternoon. We were able to save almost all material in the water
damaged area of the school archives.
Diana
------
The Library will not be open Sunday nights for the spring semester.
The spring semester schedule is:
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.
*** Good news for Sunday nighters. ***
We have reinforced ranks, so we are able to bring back Sunday night
hours. For spring semester the library will be open Sunday, 6:00-9:00
p.m.

------------------------
Library EZProxy Connection Unstable
------------------------
The EZProxy Database Server is currently down. The IT department is
working as quickly as possible to get it up and running again.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Lost and Found
------------------------
We may have what you've lost at the Lost and Found at the front desk in
Dabney Hall
- A gospel music CD, Smokie Narful
- Saturn key

------------------------
Food Pantry
------------------------
Have you been hearing things lately at the grocery store? Do cereal
boxes and soups seem to be calling your name? Well, they might be asking
to be brought to the food pantry. This year the pantry has been in
serious need of your support. For those who do not know, the pantry on
campus is in the kitchen next to the student lounge. Next time you are
at the store please pick up something to give.
Thanks!

------------------------
Interested in Leading Morning Worship?
------------------------
Daily, student-led Morning Worship is a great way to start your day
and
center yourself for learning and growing. If you are interested in
leading
Morning Worship this semester, please join is in the Cafeteria
Wednesday,
Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. Or, email Morgan McLean: mmclean@ants.edu

------------------------
1979 Alum Death Notice - Marjorie Scott
------------------------
Marjorie Scott, died on Jan. 29 2009.
Her memorial service will be held at The Church of The Covent
67 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
AT 4:00 Sat. Feb. 7, 2009

Death notice should be in the Boston Globe, on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

------------------------
Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
February 10th
------------------------
What does the UCC do with all that money we send it? What is 'Our
Church's Wider Mission'? One Great Hour of Sharing? What are the UCC's
Global Ministries? If you, or the Missions Committee of your church
have questions like these, you are invited to come and discover the
breadth and scope of the UCC/DOC's overseas ministries on Tuesday, Feb
10 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM in the Peck Room. Bring your lunch and become
equipped to be an ambassador for Global Ministries in your church! For
further information, please contact Ruth Richards at RRichards@ants.edu

------------------------
Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
------------------------
The Student Association invites the whole campus to a Welcome Back
Supper on February 11th from 5:00-6:30pm. It will be in the dining hall,
but will not be your average experience! Spouses, Partners, and Children
are all welcome to attend. You must RSVP to sa@ants.edu by Friday,
February 6th--even if you are already on the meal plan. This is a
wonderful opportunity to welcome the new members of our campus and
reconnect with friends from semesters past.

We look forward to dining with you on February 11th!

------------------------
Multicultural Festival, February 13th
------------------------
Please accept this invitation to the "Multicultural Festival". We are
going to celebrate our cultural diversity on Friday, February 13th, 2009
at 5pm in the Meeting House.

This year's festival will begin with a flag parade and a pot-luck
dinner. At least six international students (ANTS and BC) and a faculty
member are preparing country presentations. We may also host guests from
a Greek-Orthodox Church, who will tell us about they work with Ugandan
orphans.

Bring your families and friends. Share your favorite dish or present
something from your culture. It is a MULTICULTURAL event, so you don't
need a foreign passport to be a part of it ;-) Embrace diversity!

Questions? Contact: acram@ants.edu

------------------------
Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
------------------------
ANTS is proud to co-sponsor, with the Massachusetts Council of
Churches, a performance of a new sacred opera "The Prioress's Tale" on
Sunday February 22, 2009 4pm in Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton
Theological School. You are warmly invited to attend.

The Prioress's Tale radically transforms Geoffrey Chaucer's
infamous tale of religious violence into a parable about how bigotry can
be overcome by the realization of the common human experiences that
unite us all. The 75-minute, one-act English-language work is scored
for four singers), piano, and electronic sound.
Following the performance, Jewish and Christian clergy and scholars,
the composer, and the librettist will participate in panel discussions
about the issues raised in the piece.

In a time when the importance of good interfaith relations has never
been more important, we believe that the transcendent power of the arts
can teach us something about being in relationship with one another.
This event is a creative, dynamic way to explore some of the dimensions.


A reception will follow. Suggested Donation $10. Andover Newton
Theological School is located at 210 Herrick Rd. Newton Centre, MA, with
parking available. For directions and more information, please check the
website www.ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
------------------------
On Tuesday, February 10, Wellesley College Department of Religion
presents the Annual Luce Moore '24 Lecture with James Carroll entitled
"The Ambivalence of God: Religion, the Bible, and the New Meaning of
Violence." Wellesley College Campus, Collins Cinema, 4:30 p.m. Free and
open to the public. For more information call 781-283-2609.

------------------------
God and Global Warming: February 12
------------------------
God and Global Warming: Scientists' and Evangelicals' Common Voice
February 12, 2009, 5:00-6:15PM Sperry Room, Andover Hall Harvard
Divinity School
45 Francis Ave.
Cambridge MA 02138
For more details see:
http://chge.med.harvard.edu/events/documents/god_global_warming.pdf

Event Contact: Meg Thomsen, Program Coordinator
Telephone: 617-384-8533
Email: margaret_thomsen@hms.harvard.edu
Website: http://chge.med.harvard.edu

------------------------
Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
------------------------
Go in Peace: A Weekend Retreat for Christian Women Healing from Abuse

Give yourself a gift of a weekend away to restore your spirit, find
healing and enjoy the company of other women on the journey of healing.
We will explore the three stages of healing through discussion, prayer,
art, music and other healing activities; looking at the intersections of
faith and healing. There will be plenty of individual time to rest, go
for walks and renew your spirit! Space is limited to allow for more
individual attention so register today at one of the retreat centers
below. The retreat facilitator, Nicole Sotelo, is the author of Women
Healing from Abuse: Meditations for Finding Peace (Paulist Press). A
graduate of Harvard Divinity School (and former student of Dean
Nienhuis), she writes, leads retreats and coordinates the website:
www.WomenHealing.com.

For the first time in the New York City area!
February 20-22, 2009
Mt. Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center
239 Fingerboard Rd.
Statten Island, NY
718.727.3844 (call for more information or to register)
www.mountmanresa.org

Within walking distance of the beach on Cape Cod!
March 20-22, 2009
Evensong Retreat Center
326 Lower County Rd.
Harwich Port, MA
508.432.0027 (call for more information or to register)
www.evensongretreat.com
Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed...
(Mark 5:34)

------------------------
Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once this
semester
------------------------
1. You can explore a new spiritual practice in a safe, no rules
atmosphere.
2. You do not need to be able to draw a straight line.
3. Artistic bones in your body are not a prerequisite.
4. You will learn to fulfill some of your class assignments with art
projects!
5. Mentoring, guidance, encouragement abound!
6. All materials provided.
7. We have good fun and fellowship.
8. Impromptu theological discussions and revelations frequently occur.
9. You can work on your Prophets' chart.
10. You can create a piece of art to exhibit in the Spring Community
Art Show.

Every Thursday night 7-10 pm (drop in basis) in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.
Questions? Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at dhonen@ants.edu

Thursday, February 05, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, February 5th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Add Continues through February 6th
- Writing Seminar Canceled
- New Curriculum on ANTS Website
- Is Field Education in your future? February 6th
- Updated Library Announcements
- Library EZProxy Connection Unstable
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Lost and Found *** New ***
- Food Pantry
- Interested in Leading Morning Worship?
- 1979 Alum Death Notice - Marjorie Scott *** New ***
- Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
February 10th
- Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
- Multicultural Festival, February 13th *** New ***
- Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22

Other News and Opportunities:
- Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
- God and Global Warming: February 12th
- CPE at Valley Baptist Health System
- Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
- Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once
this semester

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Spring 2009 Add Continues through February 6th
------------------------
While finalizing your Spring 2009 schedule, please see the Connect site
for the latest list of open and closed courses.

Please remember that your registration IS NOT complete until you have
completed the "registration and services confirmation form" online in
Connect. Failure to complete this form could result on the loss of
financial aid for the semester, so please do not forget this step. If
you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's office.

------------------------
Writing Seminar Canceled *** New ***
------------------------
It is with regret that we must announce that the Writing Seminar with
Helen Snively has been canceled for under-enrollment. It will be offered
again in the fall.

------------------------
New Curriculum on ANTS Website
------------------------
An overview of the new curriculum for MDiv Students has been posted on
the school website. Here is the link to go directly to that page;
http://www.ants.edu/news/detail/andover-newtons-faculty-unveils-new-mdiv-curriculum-for-2009-and-beyond/


------------------------
Is Field Education in your future? February 6th
------------------------
An information session for students entering into Field Education in
Fall of 2009 will be held Friday, February 6. It will be held in the
Peck Room from 12:00-12:45pm. Contact Jen Walker, jwalker@ants.edu,
with any questions or concerns.

------------------------
Updated Library Announcements
------------------------
Thanks to all students and administrators (and Debbi too) who helped
library staff deal with a water emergency situation late Monday
afternoon. We were able to save almost all material in the water
damaged area of the school archives.
Diana
------
The Library will not be open Sunday nights for the spring semester.
The spring semester schedule is:
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.
*** Good news for Sunday nighters. ***
We have reinforced ranks, so we are able to bring back Sunday night
hours. For spring semester the library will be open Sunday, 6:00-9:00
p.m.

------------------------
Library EZProxy Connection Unstable *** New ***
------------------------
The EZProxy Database Server is currently down. The IT department is
working as quickly as possible to get it up and running again.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Lost and Found *** New ***
------------------------
We may have what you've lost at the Lost and Found at the front desk in
Dabney Hall
- A gospel music CD, Smokie Narful
- Saturn key

------------------------
Food Pantry
------------------------
Have you been hearing things lately at the grocery store? Do cereal
boxes and soups seem to be calling your name? Well, they might be asking
to be brought to the food pantry. This year the pantry has been in
serious need of your support. For those who do not know, the pantry on
campus is in the kitchen next to the student lounge. Next time you are
at the store please pick up something to give.
Thanks!

------------------------
Interested in Leading Morning Worship?
------------------------
Daily, student-led Morning Worship is a great way to start your day
and
center yourself for learning and growing. If you are interested in
leading
Morning Worship this semester, please join is in the Cafeteria
Wednesday,
Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. Or, email Morgan McLean: mmclean@ants.edu

------------------------
1979 Alum Death Notice - Marjorie Scott *** New ***
------------------------
Marjorie Scott, died on Jan. 29 2009.
Her memorial service will be held at The Church of The Covent
67 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
AT 4:00 Sat. Feb. 7, 2009

Death notice should be in the Boston Globe, on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

------------------------
Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
February 10th
------------------------
What does the UCC do with all that money we send it? What is 'Our
Church's Wider Mission'? One Great Hour of Sharing? What are the UCC's
Global Ministries? If you, or the Missions Committee of your church
have questions like these, you are invited to come and discover the
breadth and scope of the UCC/DOC's overseas ministries on Tuesday, Feb
10 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM in the Peck Room. Bring your lunch and become
equipped to be an ambassador for Global Ministries in your church! For
further information, please contact Ruth Richards at RRichards@ants.edu

------------------------
Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
------------------------
The Student Association invites the whole campus to a Welcome Back
Supper on February 11th from 5:00-6:30pm. It will be in the dining hall,
but will not be your average experience! Spouses, Partners, and Children
are all welcome to attend. You must RSVP to sa@ants.edu by Friday,
February 6th--even if you are already on the meal plan. This is a
wonderful opportunity to welcome the new members of our campus and
reconnect with friends from semesters past.

We look forward to dining with you on February 11th!

------------------------
Multicultural Festival, February 13th *** New ***
------------------------
Please accept this invitation to the "Multicultural Festival". We are
going to celebrate our cultural diversity on Friday, February 13th, 2009
at 5pm in the Meeting House.

This year's festival will begin with a flag parade and a pot-luck
dinner. At least six international students (ANTS and BC) and a faculty
member are preparing country presentations. We may also host guests from
a Greek-Orthodox Church, who will tell us about they work with Ugandan
orphans.

Bring your families and friends. Share your favorite dish or present
something from your culture. It is a MULTICULTURAL event, so you don't
need a foreign passport to be a part of it ;-) Embrace diversity!

Questions? Contact: acram@ants.edu

------------------------
Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22
------------------------
ANTS is proud to co-sponsor, with the Massachusetts Council of
Churches, a performance of a new sacred opera "The Prioress's Tale" on
Sunday February 22, 2009 4pm in Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton
Theological School. You are warmly invited to attend.

The Prioress's Tale radically transforms Geoffrey Chaucer's
infamous tale of religious violence into a parable about how bigotry can
be overcome by the realization of the common human experiences that
unite us all. The 75-minute, one-act English-language work is scored
for four singers), piano, and electronic sound.
Following the performance, Jewish and Christian clergy and scholars,
the composer, and the librettist will participate in panel discussions
about the issues raised in the piece.

In a time when the importance of good interfaith relations has never
been more important, we believe that the transcendent power of the arts
can teach us something about being in relationship with one another.
This event is a creative, dynamic way to explore some of the dimensions.


A reception will follow. Suggested Donation $10. Andover Newton
Theological School is located at 210 Herrick Rd. Newton Centre, MA, with
parking available. For directions and more information, please check the
website www.ants.edu

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
------------------------
On Tuesday, February 10, Wellesley College Department of Religion
presents the Annual Luce Moore '24 Lecture with James Carroll entitled
"The Ambivalence of God: Religion, the Bible, and the New Meaning of
Violence." Wellesley College Campus, Collins Cinema, 4:30 p.m. Free and
open to the public. For more information call 781-283-2609.

------------------------
God and Global Warming: February 12 *** New ***
------------------------
God and Global Warming: Scientists' and Evangelicals' Common Voice
February 12, 2009, 5:00-6:15PM Sperry Room, Andover Hall Harvard
Divinity School
45 Francis Ave.
Cambridge MA 02138
For more details see:
http://chge.med.harvard.edu/events/documents/god_global_warming.pdf

Event Contact: Meg Thomsen, Program Coordinator
Telephone: 617-384-8533
Email: margaret_thomsen@hms.harvard.edu
Website: http://chge.med.harvard.edu

------------------------
CPE at Valley Baptist Health System
------------------------
Applications are now being considered for the 2009-2010 Residency and
Extended Internship CPE at Valley Baptist Health System in Harlingen,
Texas.

In recognition of our common mission of equipping students for
professional ministry, the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Valley
Baptist Health System is excited to announce the start of our 2009-2010
application process. Under the supervision of the Reverend Cindy Graber
our program has taken on the action-reflection approach of equipping
student ministers with the skills needed for professional chaplaincy.
The new curriculum of our program promises to provide residents with
valuable opportunities for field experience in pastoral education, and
offers unique learning experience within the Hispanic cultural setting.

Chaplains at Valley Baptist Health System serve in a spiritually-based
community organization which provides Trauma/ER, ICU, Pediatrics, and
comprehensive medical care to a multi-county area -- stretching from the
King Ranch to the International Border at Brownsville -- rich with a
culturally diverse Mexican/American population. The CPE Center a fully
accredited program with the nationally recognized ACPE, Inc.

Please contact me to learn more about our program. Should you have any
further questions or concerns, we have also enclosed our direct contact
information. Please email us for application materials and brochures.


Enrica Kirksey-Rincones
CPE - Education Coordinator
956.389.6750p * 956.389.6755f
enrica.kirksey@valleybaptist.net

------------------------
Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
------------------------
Go in Peace: A Weekend Retreat for Christian Women Healing from Abuse

Give yourself a gift of a weekend away to restore your spirit, find
healing and enjoy the company of other women on the journey of healing.
We will explore the three stages of healing through discussion, prayer,
art, music and other healing activities; looking at the intersections of
faith and healing. There will be plenty of individual time to rest, go
for walks and renew your spirit! Space is limited to allow for more
individual attention so register today at one of the retreat centers
below. The retreat facilitator, Nicole Sotelo, is the author of Women
Healing from Abuse: Meditations for Finding Peace (Paulist Press). A
graduate of Harvard Divinity School (and former student of Dean
Nienhuis), she writes, leads retreats and coordinates the website:
www.WomenHealing.com.

For the first time in the New York City area!
February 20-22, 2009
Mt. Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center
239 Fingerboard Rd.
Statten Island, NY
718.727.3844 (call for more information or to register)
www.mountmanresa.org

Within walking distance of the beach on Cape Cod!
March 20-22, 2009
Evensong Retreat Center
326 Lower County Rd.
Harwich Port, MA
508.432.0027 (call for more information or to register)
www.evensongretreat.com
Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed...
(Mark 5:34)

------------------------
Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once this
semester
------------------------
1. You can explore a new spiritual practice in a safe, no rules
atmosphere.
2. You do not need to be able to draw a straight line.
3. Artistic bones in your body are not a prerequisite.
4. You will learn to fulfill some of your class assignments with art
projects!
5. Mentoring, guidance, encouragement abound!
6. All materials provided.
7. We have good fun and fellowship.
8. Impromptu theological discussions and revelations frequently occur.
9. You can work on your Prophets' chart.
10. You can create a piece of art to exhibit in the Spring Community
Art Show.

Every Thursday night 7-10 pm (drop in basis) in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.
Questions? Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at dhonen@ants.edu

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Correction YES: Evening Classes and ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Add Continues through February 6th
- Writing Seminar Canceled
- New Curriculum on ANTS Website
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Updated Library Announcements *** New ***
- Library EZProxy Connection Unstable *** New ***
- New Student ID's
- Library Schedule for Spring Semester, April 8th
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Food Pantry *** New ***
- Thursday UU worship 1:00pm Wilson Chapel
- Interested in Leading Morning Worship?
- Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
Februart 10th
- Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
- Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22 *** New ***
- International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule!

Other News and Opportunities:
- Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
- God and Global Warming: February 12 *** New ***
- CPE at Valley Baptist Health System
- Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
- Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once
this semester

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Spring 2009 Add Continues through February 6th
------------------------
While finalizing your Spring 2009 schedule, please see the Connect site
for the latest list of open and closed courses.

Please remember that your registration IS NOT complete until you have
completed the "registration and services confirmation form" online in
Connect. Failure to complete this form could result on the loss of
financial aid for the semester, so please do not forget this step. If
you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's office.

------------------------
Writing Seminar Canceled *** New ***
------------------------
It is with regret that we must announce that the Writing Seminar with
Helen Snively has been canceled for under-enrollment. It will be offered
again in the fall.

------------------------
New Curriculum on ANTS Website
------------------------
An overview of the new curriculum for MDiv Students has been posted on
the school website. Here is the link to go directly to that page;
http://www.ants.edu/news/detail/andover-newtons-faculty-unveils-new-mdiv-curriculum-for-2009-and-beyond/


------------------------
Is Field Education in your future? *** New ***
------------------------
An information session for students entering into Field Education in
Fall of 2009 will be held Friday, February 6. It will be held in the
Peck Room from 12:00-12:45pm. Contact Jen Walker, jwalker@ants.edu,
with any questions or concerns.

------------------------
New Student ID's
------------------------
New students starting classes this Spring semester need to come to the
Registrar's office to get their picture ID. This can be done at the
following times; Tuesday 8:30 - 12 noon and 1:00 - 4:00, Wednesday 8:30
- 12:30 or Thursday 1:00 - 4:00. If you are not on campus during these
times, please contact the office and we can make arrangements to make
sure that you are able to get your ID.
The ID is needed for borrowing books from the library and also for
using books that have been reserved for classes and includes borrowing
privileges from the other BTI schools libraries. In addition, your ID is
needed to obtain a parking permit for your vehicle, if you plan on
having a car on campus.

------------------------
Updated Library Announcements *** New ***
------------------------
Thanks to all students and administrators (and Debbi too) who helped
library staff deal with a water emergency situation late Monday
afternoon. We were able to save almost all material in the water
damaged area of the school archives.
Diana
------
The Library will not be open Sunday nights for the spring semester.
The spring semester schedule is:
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.
*** Good news for Sunday nighters. ***
We have reinforced ranks, so we are able to bring back Sunday night
hours. For spring semester the library will be open Sunday, 6:00-9:00
p.m.

------------------------
Library EZProxy Connection Unstable *** New ***
------------------------
The EZProxy Database Server is currently down. The IT department is
working as quickly as possible to get it up and running again.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Food Pantry *** New ***
------------------------
Have you been hearing things lately at the grocery store? Do cereal
boxes and soups seem to be calling your name? Well, they might be asking
to be brought to the food pantry. This year the pantry has been in
serious need of your support. For those who do not know, the pantry on
campus is in the kitchen next to the student lounge. Next time you are
at the store please pick up something to give.
Thanks!

------------------------
Thursday UU worship 1:00pm Wilson Chapel
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,
Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m. in
Wilson Chapel. Our service this week will be led by Michael Hall,
addressing the question: what does the word "God" mean to Unitarian
Universalists today? What are the tradeoffs of using or not using
theistic language? Come and join us for this time of sharing and
fellowship.
From the UU Worship coordinators,
Morgan McLean and Bruce Taylor

------------------------
Interested in Leading Morning Worship?
------------------------
Daily, student-led Morning Worship is a great way to start your day
and
center yourself for learning and growing. If you are interested in
leading
Morning Worship this semester, please join is in the Cafeteria
Wednesday,
Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. Or, email Morgan McLean: mmclean@ants.edu

------------------------
Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
Februart 10th
------------------------
What does the UCC do with all that money we send it? What is 'Our
Church's Wider Mission'? One Great Hour of Sharing? What are the UCC's
Global Ministries? If you, or the Missions Committee of your church
have questions like these, you are invited to come and discover the
breadth and scope of the UCC/DOC's overseas ministries on Tuesday, Feb
10 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM in the Peck Room. Bring your lunch and become
equipped to be an ambassador for Global Ministries in your church! For
further information, please contact Ruth Richards at RRichards@ants.edu

------------------------
Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
------------------------
The Student Association invites the whole campus to a Welcome Back
Supper on February 11th from 5:00-6:30pm. It will be in the dining hall,
but will not be your average experience! Spouses, Partners, and Children
are all welcome to attend. You must RSVP to sa@ants.edu by Friday,
February 6th--even if you are already on the meal plan. This is a
wonderful opportunity to welcome the new members of our campus and
reconnect with friends from semesters past.

We look forward to dining with you on February 11th!

------------------------
Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22 *** New ***
------------------------
ANTS is proud to co-sponsor, with the Massachusetts Council of
Churches, a performance of a new sacred opera "The Prioress's Tale" on
Sunday February 22, 2009 4pm in Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton
Theological School. You are warmly invited to attend.

The Prioress's Tale radically transforms Geoffrey Chaucer's
infamous tale of religious violence into a parable about how bigotry can
be overcome by the realization of the common human experiences that
unite us all. The 75-minute, one-act English-language work is scored
for four singers), piano, and electronic sound.
Following the performance, Jewish and Christian clergy and scholars,
the composer, and the librettist will participate in panel discussions
about the issues raised in the piece.

In a time when the importance of good interfaith relations has never
been more important, we believe that the transcendent power of the arts
can teach us something about being in relationship with one another.
This event is a creative, dynamic way to explore some of the dimensions.


A reception will follow. Suggested Donation $10. Andover Newton
Theological School is located at 210 Herrick Rd. Newton Centre, MA, with
parking available. For directions and more information, please check the
website www.ants.edu

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

INTERNATIONAL LUNCHES
Tuesdays - 12:00 - 1:00 PM
ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room

FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHTS
Wednesdays - February 25th, April 1st and Friday, May 1st
Wilson Chapel; 6-8 pm

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Friday - February 13th, 2009
Meeting House
5-7.30 pm
Multicultural festival is a great opportunity to celebrate our
heritage, regardless of where we come from. POT-LUCK DINNER, WORLD
MUSIC, POEMS, SONGS, COUNTRY PRESENTATIONS.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
------------------------
On Tuesday, February 10, Wellesley College Department of Religion
presents the Annual Luce Moore '24 Lecture with James Carroll entitled
"The Ambivalence of God: Religion, the Bible, and the New Meaning of
Violence." Wellesley College Campus, Collins Cinema, 4:30 p.m. Free and
open to the public. For more information call 781-283-2609.

------------------------
God and Global Warming: February 12 *** New ***
------------------------
God and Global Warming: Scientists' and Evangelicals' Common Voice
February 12, 2009, 5:00-6:15PM Sperry Room, Andover Hall Harvard
Divinity School
45 Francis Ave.
Cambridge MA 02138
For more details see:
http://chge.med.harvard.edu/events/documents/god_global_warming.pdf

Event Contact: Meg Thomsen, Program Coordinator
Telephone: 617-384-8533
Email: margaret_thomsen@hms.harvard.edu
Website: http://chge.med.harvard.edu

------------------------
CPE at Valley Baptist Health System
------------------------
Applications are now being considered for the 2009-2010 Residency and
Extended Internship CPE at Valley Baptist Health System in Harlingen,
Texas.

In recognition of our common mission of equipping students for
professional ministry, the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Valley
Baptist Health System is excited to announce the start of our 2009-2010
application process. Under the supervision of the Reverend Cindy Graber
our program has taken on the action-reflection approach of equipping
student ministers with the skills needed for professional chaplaincy.
The new curriculum of our program promises to provide residents with
valuable opportunities for field experience in pastoral education, and
offers unique learning experience within the Hispanic cultural setting.

Chaplains at Valley Baptist Health System serve in a spiritually-based
community organization which provides Trauma/ER, ICU, Pediatrics, and
comprehensive medical care to a multi-county area -- stretching from the
King Ranch to the International Border at Brownsville -- rich with a
culturally diverse Mexican/American population. The CPE Center a fully
accredited program with the nationally recognized ACPE, Inc.

Please contact me to learn more about our program. Should you have any
further questions or concerns, we have also enclosed our direct contact
information. Please email us for application materials and brochures.


Enrica Kirksey-Rincones
CPE - Education Coordinator
956.389.6750p * 956.389.6755f
enrica.kirksey@valleybaptist.net

------------------------
Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
------------------------
Go in Peace: A Weekend Retreat for Christian Women Healing from Abuse

Give yourself a gift of a weekend away to restore your spirit, find
healing and enjoy the company of other women on the journey of healing.
We will explore the three stages of healing through discussion, prayer,
art, music and other healing activities; looking at the intersections of
faith and healing. There will be plenty of individual time to rest, go
for walks and renew your spirit! Space is limited to allow for more
individual attention so register today at one of the retreat centers
below. The retreat facilitator, Nicole Sotelo, is the author of Women
Healing from Abuse: Meditations for Finding Peace (Paulist Press). A
graduate of Harvard Divinity School (and former student of Dean
Nienhuis), she writes, leads retreats and coordinates the website:
www.WomenHealing.com.

For the first time in the New York City area!
February 20-22, 2009
Mt. Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center
239 Fingerboard Rd.
Statten Island, NY
718.727.3844 (call for more information or to register)
www.mountmanresa.org

Within walking distance of the beach on Cape Cod!
March 20-22, 2009
Evensong Retreat Center
326 Lower County Rd.
Harwich Port, MA
508.432.0027 (call for more information or to register)
www.evensongretreat.com
Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed...
(Mark 5:34)

------------------------
Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once this
semester
------------------------
1. You can explore a new spiritual practice in a safe, no rules
atmosphere.
2. You do not need to be able to draw a straight line.
3. Artistic bones in your body are not a prerequisite.
4. You will learn to fulfill some of your class assignments with art
projects!
5. Mentoring, guidance, encouragement abound!
6. All materials provided.
7. We have good fun and fellowship.
8. Impromptu theological discussions and revelations frequently occur.
9. You can work on your Prophets' chart.
10. You can create a piece of art to exhibit in the Spring Community
Art Show.

Every Thursday night 7-10 pm (drop in basis) in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.
Questions? Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at dhonen@ants.edu

No Evening Classes and ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Add Continues through February 6th
- Writing Seminar Canceled
- New Curriculum on ANTS Website
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Updated Library Announcements *** New ***
- Library EZProxy Connection Unstable *** New ***
- New Student ID's
- Library Schedule for Spring Semester, April 8th
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Food Pantry *** New ***
- Thursday UU worship 1:00pm Wilson Chapel
- Interested in Leading Morning Worship?
- Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
Februart 10th
- Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
- Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22 *** New ***
- International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule!

Other News and Opportunities:
- Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
- God and Global Warming: February 12 *** New ***
- CPE at Valley Baptist Health System
- Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
- Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once
this semester

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Spring 2009 Add Continues through February 6th
------------------------
While finalizing your Spring 2009 schedule, please see the Connect site
for the latest list of open and closed courses.

Please remember that your registration IS NOT complete until you have
completed the "registration and services confirmation form" online in
Connect. Failure to complete this form could result on the loss of
financial aid for the semester, so please do not forget this step. If
you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's office.

------------------------
Writing Seminar Canceled *** New ***
------------------------
It is with regret that we must announce that the Writing Seminar with
Helen Snively has been canceled for under-enrollment. It will be offered
again in the fall.

------------------------
New Curriculum on ANTS Website
------------------------
An overview of the new curriculum for MDiv Students has been posted on
the school website. Here is the link to go directly to that page;
http://www.ants.edu/news/detail/andover-newtons-faculty-unveils-new-mdiv-curriculum-for-2009-and-beyond/


------------------------
Is Field Education in your future? *** New ***
------------------------
An information session for students entering into Field Education in
Fall of 2009 will be held Friday, February 6. It will be held in the
Peck Room from 12:00-12:45pm. Contact Jen Walker, jwalker@ants.edu,
with any questions or concerns.

------------------------
New Student ID's
------------------------
New students starting classes this Spring semester need to come to the
Registrar's office to get their picture ID. This can be done at the
following times; Tuesday 8:30 - 12 noon and 1:00 - 4:00, Wednesday 8:30
- 12:30 or Thursday 1:00 - 4:00. If you are not on campus during these
times, please contact the office and we can make arrangements to make
sure that you are able to get your ID.
The ID is needed for borrowing books from the library and also for
using books that have been reserved for classes and includes borrowing
privileges from the other BTI schools libraries. In addition, your ID is
needed to obtain a parking permit for your vehicle, if you plan on
having a car on campus.

------------------------
Updated Library Announcements *** New ***
------------------------
Thanks to all students and administrators (and Debbi too) who helped
library staff deal with a water emergency situation late Monday
afternoon. We were able to save almost all material in the water
damaged area of the school archives.
Diana
------
The Library will not be open Sunday nights for the spring semester.
The spring semester schedule is:
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.
*** Good news for Sunday nighters. ***
We have reinforced ranks, so we are able to bring back Sunday night
hours. For spring semester the library will be open Sunday, 6:00-9:00
p.m.

------------------------
Library EZProxy Connection Unstable *** New ***
------------------------
The EZProxy Database Server is currently down. The IT department is
working as quickly as possible to get it up and running again.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Food Pantry *** New ***
------------------------
Have you been hearing things lately at the grocery store? Do cereal
boxes and soups seem to be calling your name? Well, they might be asking
to be brought to the food pantry. This year the pantry has been in
serious need of your support. For those who do not know, the pantry on
campus is in the kitchen next to the student lounge. Next time you are
at the store please pick up something to give.
Thanks!

------------------------
Thursday UU worship 1:00pm Wilson Chapel
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,
Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m. in
Wilson Chapel. Our service this week will be led by Michael Hall,
addressing the question: what does the word "God" mean to Unitarian
Universalists today? What are the tradeoffs of using or not using
theistic language? Come and join us for this time of sharing and
fellowship.
From the UU Worship coordinators,
Morgan McLean and Bruce Taylor

------------------------
Interested in Leading Morning Worship?
------------------------
Daily, student-led Morning Worship is a great way to start your day
and
center yourself for learning and growing. If you are interested in
leading
Morning Worship this semester, please join is in the Cafeteria
Wednesday,
Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. Or, email Morgan McLean: mmclean@ants.edu

------------------------
Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
Februart 10th
------------------------
What does the UCC do with all that money we send it? What is 'Our
Church's Wider Mission'? One Great Hour of Sharing? What are the UCC's
Global Ministries? If you, or the Missions Committee of your church
have questions like these, you are invited to come and discover the
breadth and scope of the UCC/DOC's overseas ministries on Tuesday, Feb
10 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM in the Peck Room. Bring your lunch and become
equipped to be an ambassador for Global Ministries in your church! For
further information, please contact Ruth Richards at RRichards@ants.edu

------------------------
Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
------------------------
The Student Association invites the whole campus to a Welcome Back
Supper on February 11th from 5:00-6:30pm. It will be in the dining hall,
but will not be your average experience! Spouses, Partners, and Children
are all welcome to attend. You must RSVP to sa@ants.edu by Friday,
February 6th--even if you are already on the meal plan. This is a
wonderful opportunity to welcome the new members of our campus and
reconnect with friends from semesters past.

We look forward to dining with you on February 11th!

------------------------
Sacred Opera "The Prioress's Tale," Sunday February 22 *** New ***
------------------------
ANTS is proud to co-sponsor, with the Massachusetts Council of
Churches, a performance of a new sacred opera "The Prioress's Tale" on
Sunday February 22, 2009 4pm in Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton
Theological School. You are warmly invited to attend.

The Prioress's Tale radically transforms Geoffrey Chaucer's
infamous tale of religious violence into a parable about how bigotry can
be overcome by the realization of the common human experiences that
unite us all. The 75-minute, one-act English-language work is scored
for four singers), piano, and electronic sound.
Following the performance, Jewish and Christian clergy and scholars,
the composer, and the librettist will participate in panel discussions
about the issues raised in the piece.

In a time when the importance of good interfaith relations has never
been more important, we believe that the transcendent power of the arts
can teach us something about being in relationship with one another.
This event is a creative, dynamic way to explore some of the dimensions.


A reception will follow. Suggested Donation $10. Andover Newton
Theological School is located at 210 Herrick Rd. Newton Centre, MA, with
parking available. For directions and more information, please check the
website www.ants.edu

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

INTERNATIONAL LUNCHES
Tuesdays - 12:00 - 1:00 PM
ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room

FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHTS
Wednesdays - February 25th, April 1st and Friday, May 1st
Wilson Chapel; 6-8 pm

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Friday - February 13th, 2009
Meeting House
5-7.30 pm
Multicultural festival is a great opportunity to celebrate our
heritage, regardless of where we come from. POT-LUCK DINNER, WORLD
MUSIC, POEMS, SONGS, COUNTRY PRESENTATIONS.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
------------------------
On Tuesday, February 10, Wellesley College Department of Religion
presents the Annual Luce Moore '24 Lecture with James Carroll entitled
"The Ambivalence of God: Religion, the Bible, and the New Meaning of
Violence." Wellesley College Campus, Collins Cinema, 4:30 p.m. Free and
open to the public. For more information call 781-283-2609.

------------------------
God and Global Warming: February 12 *** New ***
------------------------
God and Global Warming: Scientists' and Evangelicals' Common Voice
February 12, 2009, 5:00-6:15PM Sperry Room, Andover Hall Harvard
Divinity School
45 Francis Ave.
Cambridge MA 02138
For more details see:
http://chge.med.harvard.edu/events/documents/god_global_warming.pdf

Event Contact: Meg Thomsen, Program Coordinator
Telephone: 617-384-8533
Email: margaret_thomsen@hms.harvard.edu
Website: http://chge.med.harvard.edu

------------------------
CPE at Valley Baptist Health System
------------------------
Applications are now being considered for the 2009-2010 Residency and
Extended Internship CPE at Valley Baptist Health System in Harlingen,
Texas.

In recognition of our common mission of equipping students for
professional ministry, the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Valley
Baptist Health System is excited to announce the start of our 2009-2010
application process. Under the supervision of the Reverend Cindy Graber
our program has taken on the action-reflection approach of equipping
student ministers with the skills needed for professional chaplaincy.
The new curriculum of our program promises to provide residents with
valuable opportunities for field experience in pastoral education, and
offers unique learning experience within the Hispanic cultural setting.

Chaplains at Valley Baptist Health System serve in a spiritually-based
community organization which provides Trauma/ER, ICU, Pediatrics, and
comprehensive medical care to a multi-county area -- stretching from the
King Ranch to the International Border at Brownsville -- rich with a
culturally diverse Mexican/American population. The CPE Center a fully
accredited program with the nationally recognized ACPE, Inc.

Please contact me to learn more about our program. Should you have any
further questions or concerns, we have also enclosed our direct contact
information. Please email us for application materials and brochures.


Enrica Kirksey-Rincones
CPE - Education Coordinator
956.389.6750p * 956.389.6755f
enrica.kirksey@valleybaptist.net

------------------------
Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
------------------------
Go in Peace: A Weekend Retreat for Christian Women Healing from Abuse

Give yourself a gift of a weekend away to restore your spirit, find
healing and enjoy the company of other women on the journey of healing.
We will explore the three stages of healing through discussion, prayer,
art, music and other healing activities; looking at the intersections of
faith and healing. There will be plenty of individual time to rest, go
for walks and renew your spirit! Space is limited to allow for more
individual attention so register today at one of the retreat centers
below. The retreat facilitator, Nicole Sotelo, is the author of Women
Healing from Abuse: Meditations for Finding Peace (Paulist Press). A
graduate of Harvard Divinity School (and former student of Dean
Nienhuis), she writes, leads retreats and coordinates the website:
www.WomenHealing.com.

For the first time in the New York City area!
February 20-22, 2009
Mt. Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center
239 Fingerboard Rd.
Statten Island, NY
718.727.3844 (call for more information or to register)
www.mountmanresa.org

Within walking distance of the beach on Cape Cod!
March 20-22, 2009
Evensong Retreat Center
326 Lower County Rd.
Harwich Port, MA
508.432.0027 (call for more information or to register)
www.evensongretreat.com
Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed...
(Mark 5:34)

------------------------
Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once this
semester
------------------------
1. You can explore a new spiritual practice in a safe, no rules
atmosphere.
2. You do not need to be able to draw a straight line.
3. Artistic bones in your body are not a prerequisite.
4. You will learn to fulfill some of your class assignments with art
projects!
5. Mentoring, guidance, encouragement abound!
6. All materials provided.
7. We have good fun and fellowship.
8. Impromptu theological discussions and revelations frequently occur.
9. You can work on your Prophets' chart.
10. You can create a piece of art to exhibit in the Spring Community
Art Show.

Every Thursday night 7-10 pm (drop in basis) in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.
Questions? Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at dhonen@ants.edu

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

No Evening Classes and ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

In this message:

Winter Alert
Due to the winter storm all Andover Newton
evening classes are canceled for today, February 3, 2009.
Thank you,
Andover Newton Theological School Administration


Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Add Continues through February 6th
- Writing Seminar Canceled
- New Curriculum on ANTS Website
- Is Field Education in your future?
- New Student ID's
- Internet Access Update
- Library Schedule for Spring Semester, April 8th
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Thursday UU worship 1:00pm Wilson Chapel
- Interested in Leading Morning Worship?
- Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
Februart 10th
- Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
- International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule!

Other News and Opportunities:
- CPE at Valley Baptist Health System
- Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
- Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
- Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once
this semester

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Spring 2009 Add Continues through February 6th
------------------------
While finalizing your Spring 2009 schedule, please see the Connect site
for the latest list of open and closed courses.

Please remember that your registration IS NOT complete until you have
completed the "registration and services confirmation form" online in
Connect. Failure to complete this form could result on the loss of
financial aid for the semester, so please do not forget this step. If
you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's office.

------------------------
Writing Seminar Canceled *** New ***
------------------------
It is with regret that we must announce that the Writing Seminar with
Helen Snively has been canceled for under-enrollment. It will be offered
again in the fall.

------------------------
New Curriculum on ANTS Website
------------------------
An overview of the new curriculum for MDiv Students has been posted on
the school website. Here is the link to go directly to that page;
http://www.ants.edu/news/detail/andover-newtons-faculty-unveils-new-mdiv-curriculum-for-2009-and-beyond/


------------------------
Is Field Education in your future? *** New ***
------------------------
An information session for students entering into Field Education in
Fall of 2009 will be held Friday, February 6. It will be held in the
Peck Room from 12:00-12:45pm. Contact Jen Walker, jwalker@ants.edu,
with any questions or concerns.

------------------------
New Student ID's
------------------------
New students starting classes this Spring semester need to come to the
Registrar's office to get their picture ID. This can be done at the
following times; Tuesday 8:30 - 12 noon and 1:00 - 4:00, Wednesday 8:30
- 12:30 or Thursday 1:00 - 4:00. If you are not on campus during these
times, please contact the office and we can make arrangements to make
sure that you are able to get your ID.
The ID is needed for borrowing books from the library and also for
using books that have been reserved for classes and includes borrowing
privileges from the other BTI schools libraries. In addition, your ID is
needed to obtain a parking permit for your vehicle, if you plan on
having a car on campus.

------------------------
Internet Access Update
------------------------
The members of the IT Department are happy to announcement that we are
finalizing a long term solution for expanding the internet bandwidth to
both the dorm and the administrative networks. We have some details to
work out and are anticipating bringing a new provider online within the
next 4-6 weeks.

We realize that this has been a very difficult year for our dorm
residents because the demand has far out stripped the available
bandwidth. Thank you for your patience.

Emily Leavitt
Manager of IT

------------------------
Library Schedule for Spring Semester
------------------------
The Library will not be open Sunday nights for the spring semester.
The spring semester schedule is:
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.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Thursday UU worship 1:00pm Wilson Chapel
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,
Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m. in
Wilson Chapel. Our service this week will be led by Michael Hall,
addressing the question: what does the word "God" mean to Unitarian
Universalists today? What are the tradeoffs of using or not using
theistic language? Come and join us for this time of sharing and
fellowship.
From the UU Worship coordinators,
Morgan McLean and Bruce Taylor

------------------------
Interested in Leading Morning Worship?
------------------------
Daily, student-led Morning Worship is a great way to start your day
and
center yourself for learning and growing. If you are interested in
leading
Morning Worship this semester, please join is in the Cafeteria
Wednesday,
Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. Or, email Morgan McLean: mmclean@ants.edu

------------------------
Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
Februart 10th
------------------------
What does the UCC do with all that money we send it? What is 'Our
Church's Wider Mission'? One Great Hour of Sharing? What are the UCC's
Global Ministries? If you, or the Missions Committee of your church
have questions like these, you are invited to come and discover the
breadth and scope of the UCC/DOC's overseas ministries on Tuesday, Feb
10 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM in the Peck Room. Bring your lunch and become
equipped to be an ambassador for Global Ministries in your church! For
further information, please contact Ruth Richards at RRichards@ants.edu

------------------------
Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
------------------------
The Student Association invites the whole campus to a Welcome Back
Supper on February 11th from 5:00-6:30pm. It will be in the dining hall,
but will not be your average experience! Spouses, Partners, and Children
are all welcome to attend. You must RSVP to sa@ants.edu by Friday,
February 6th--even if you are already on the meal plan. This is a
wonderful opportunity to welcome the new members of our campus and
reconnect with friends from semesters past.

We look forward to dining with you on February 11th!

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

INTERNATIONAL LUNCHES
Tuesdays - 12:00 - 1:00 PM
ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room

FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHTS
Wednesdays - February 25th, April 1st and Friday, May 1st
Wilson Chapel; 6-8 pm

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Friday - February 13th, 2009
Meeting House
5-7.30 pm
Multicultural festival is a great opportunity to celebrate our
heritage, regardless of where we come from. POT-LUCK DINNER, WORLD
MUSIC, POEMS, SONGS, COUNTRY PRESENTATIONS.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
CPE at Valley Baptist Health System
------------------------
Applications are now being considered for the 2009-2010 Residency and
Extended Internship CPE at Valley Baptist Health System in Harlingen,
Texas.

In recognition of our common mission of equipping students for
professional ministry, the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Valley
Baptist Health System is excited to announce the start of our 2009-2010
application process. Under the supervision of the Reverend Cindy Graber
our program has taken on the action-reflection approach of equipping
student ministers with the skills needed for professional chaplaincy.
The new curriculum of our program promises to provide residents with
valuable opportunities for field experience in pastoral education, and
offers unique learning experience within the Hispanic cultural setting.

Chaplains at Valley Baptist Health System serve in a spiritually-based
community organization which provides Trauma/ER, ICU, Pediatrics, and
comprehensive medical care to a multi-county area -- stretching from the
King Ranch to the International Border at Brownsville -- rich with a
culturally diverse Mexican/American population. The CPE Center a fully
accredited program with the nationally recognized ACPE, Inc.

Please contact me to learn more about our program. Should you have any
further questions or concerns, we have also enclosed our direct contact
information. Please email us for application materials and brochures.


Enrica Kirksey-Rincones
CPE - Education Coordinator
956.389.6750p * 956.389.6755f
enrica.kirksey@valleybaptist.net

------------------------
Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
------------------------
On Tuesday, February 10, Wellesley College Department of Religion
presents the Annual Luce Moore '24 Lecture with James Carroll entitled
"The Ambivalence of God: Religion, the Bible, and the New Meaning of
Violence." Wellesley College Campus, Collins Cinema, 4:30 p.m. Free and
open to the public. For more information call 781-283-2609.

------------------------
Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
------------------------
Go in Peace: A Weekend Retreat for Christian Women Healing from Abuse

Give yourself a gift of a weekend away to restore your spirit, find
healing and enjoy the company of other women on the journey of healing.
We will explore the three stages of healing through discussion, prayer,
art, music and other healing activities; looking at the intersections of
faith and healing. There will be plenty of individual time to rest, go
for walks and renew your spirit! Space is limited to allow for more
individual attention so register today at one of the retreat centers
below. The retreat facilitator, Nicole Sotelo, is the author of Women
Healing from Abuse: Meditations for Finding Peace (Paulist Press). A
graduate of Harvard Divinity School (and former student of Dean
Nienhuis), she writes, leads retreats and coordinates the website:
www.WomenHealing.com.

For the first time in the New York City area!
February 20-22, 2009
Mt. Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center
239 Fingerboard Rd.
Statten Island, NY
718.727.3844 (call for more information or to register)
www.mountmanresa.org

Within walking distance of the beach on Cape Cod!
March 20-22, 2009
Evensong Retreat Center
326 Lower County Rd.
Harwich Port, MA
508.432.0027 (call for more information or to register)
www.evensongretreat.com
Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed...
(Mark 5:34)

------------------------
Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once this
semester
------------------------
1. You can explore a new spiritual practice in a safe, no rules
atmosphere.
2. You do not need to be able to draw a straight line.
3. Artistic bones in your body are not a prerequisite.
4. You will learn to fulfill some of your class assignments with art
projects!
5. Mentoring, guidance, encouragement abound!
6. All materials provided.
7. We have good fun and fellowship.
8. Impromptu theological discussions and revelations frequently occur.
9. You can work on your Prophets' chart.
10. You can create a piece of art to exhibit in the Spring Community
Art Show.

Every Thursday night 7-10 pm (drop in basis) in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.
Questions? Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at dhonen@ants.edu

Monday, February 02, 2009

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, February 2nd, 2009

In this message:

Academic & Facilities:
- Spring 2009 Add Continues through February 6th
- Writing Seminar Canceled *** New ***
- New Curriculum on ANTS Website
- Is Field Education in your future? *** New ***
- New Student ID's
- Internet Access Update
- Library Schedule for Spring Semester, April 8th
- Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes
- Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Community News:
- Thursday UU worship 1:00pm Wilson Chapel *** New ***
- Interested in Leading Morning Worship? *** New ***
- Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
Februart 10th
- Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
- International Events on Campus-New, Revised Schedule!

Other News and Opportunities:
- CPE at Valley Baptist Health System
- Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
- Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
- Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once
this semester

++++++++++++++++
Academic & Facilities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Spring 2009 Add Continues through February 6th
------------------------
While finalizing your Spring 2009 schedule, please see the Connect site
for the latest list of open and closed courses.

Please remember that your registration IS NOT complete until you have
completed the "registration and services confirmation form" online in
Connect. Failure to complete this form could result on the loss of
financial aid for the semester, so please do not forget this step. If
you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's office.

------------------------
Writing Seminar Canceled *** New ***
------------------------
It is with regret that we must announce that the Writing Seminar with
Helen Snively has been canceled for under-enrollment. It will be offered
again in the fall.

------------------------
New Curriculum on ANTS Website
------------------------
An overview of the new curriculum for MDiv Students has been posted on
the school website. Here is the link to go directly to that page;
http://www.ants.edu/news/detail/andover-newtons-faculty-unveils-new-mdiv-curriculum-for-2009-and-beyond/


------------------------
Is Field Education in your future? *** New ***
------------------------
An information session for students entering into Field Education in
Fall of 2009 will be held Friday, February 6. It will be held in the
Peck Room from 12:00-12:45pm. Contact Jen Walker, jwalker@ants.edu,
with any questions or concerns.

------------------------
New Student ID's
------------------------
New students starting classes this Spring semester need to come to the
Registrar's office to get their picture ID. This can be done at the
following times; Tuesday 8:30 - 12 noon and 1:00 - 4:00, Wednesday 8:30
- 12:30 or Thursday 1:00 - 4:00. If you are not on campus during these
times, please contact the office and we can make arrangements to make
sure that you are able to get your ID.
The ID is needed for borrowing books from the library and also for
using books that have been reserved for classes and includes borrowing
privileges from the other BTI schools libraries. In addition, your ID is
needed to obtain a parking permit for your vehicle, if you plan on
having a car on campus.

------------------------
Internet Access Update *** New ***
------------------------
The members of the IT Department are happy to announcement that we are
finalizing a long term solution for expanding the internet bandwidth to
both the dorm and the administrative networks. We have some details to
work out and are anticipating bringing a new provider online within the
next 4-6 weeks.

We realize that this has been a very difficult year for our dorm
residents because the demand has far out stripped the available
bandwidth. Thank you for your patience.

Emily Leavitt
Manager of IT

------------------------
Library Schedule for Spring Semester
------------------------
The Library will not be open Sunday nights for the spring semester.
The spring semester schedule is:
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.

------------------------
Make-Up Day for Wednesday's Canceled Classes, April 8th
------------------------
Please mark your calendars that Wednesday, April 8 will be the make-up
day for Wednesday's classes canceled as a result of the storm. Spring
Break will therefore run from Maundy Thursday, April 9, through Sunday,
April 19.

------------------------
Winter Parking Ban, November 15 - April 15, 11:00pm - 7:00am
------------------------
Please note that as stated in the Parking Policy, the Quadrangle and
the front of Fuller Hall are off limits to parking from November 15 -
April 15 between the hours of 11:00pm - 7:00am. Please note that this
also includes the side road by Farwell Hall.

In the winter months we keep these areas open in case of a snow storm.
Once these areas are cleared and the storm is over, you may move your
car from the parking lots to these areas so that the snow crew can start
to clear the parking lots.

Building & Grounds

++++++++++++++++
Community News:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
Thursday UU worship 1:00pm Wilson Chapel *** New ***
------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,
Please join us for UU Worship on Thursday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m. in
Wilson Chapel. Our service this week will be led by Michael Hall,
addressing the question: what does the word "God" mean to Unitarian
Universalists today? What are the tradeoffs of using or not using
theistic language? Come and join us for this time of sharing and
fellowship.
From the UU Worship coordinators,
Morgan McLean and Bruce Taylor

------------------------
Interested in Leading Morning Worship? *** New ***
------------------------
Daily, student-led Morning Worship is a great way to start your day
and
center yourself for learning and growing. If you are interested in
leading
Morning Worship this semester, please join is in the Cafeteria
Wednesday,
Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. Or, email Morgan McLean: mmclean@ants.edu

------------------------
Calling all United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ students,
Februart 10th
------------------------
What does the UCC do with all that money we send it? What is 'Our
Church's Wider Mission'? One Great Hour of Sharing? What are the UCC's
Global Ministries? If you, or the Missions Committee of your church
have questions like these, you are invited to come and discover the
breadth and scope of the UCC/DOC's overseas ministries on Tuesday, Feb
10 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM in the Peck Room. Bring your lunch and become
equipped to be an ambassador for Global Ministries in your church! For
further information, please contact Ruth Richards at RRichards@ants.edu

------------------------
Welcome Back Supper for All New Students, Returning Students, Staff,
and Faculty, February 11th
------------------------
The Student Association invites the whole campus to a Welcome Back
Supper on February 11th from 5:00-6:30pm. It will be in the dining hall,
but will not be your average experience! Spouses, Partners, and Children
are all welcome to attend. You must RSVP to sa@ants.edu by Friday,
February 6th--even if you are already on the meal plan. This is a
wonderful opportunity to welcome the new members of our campus and
reconnect with friends from semesters past.

We look forward to dining with you on February 11th!

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

INTERNATIONAL LUNCHES
Tuesdays - 12:00 - 1:00 PM
ANTS cafeteria - Noyes small dining room
Weekly lunches for international students, their buddies and
friends...bring your lunch box or purchase lunch in the cafeteria.

FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHTS
Wednesdays - February 25th, April 1st and Friday, May 1st
Wilson Chapel; 6-8 pm
International students present movies from their countries. This event
is preceded by a pot lock dinner and followed by a discussion.

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Friday - February 13th, 2009
Meeting House
5-7.30 pm
Multicultural festival is a great opportunity to celebrate our
heritage, regardless of where we come from. POT-LUCK DINNER,
WORLD MUSIC, POEMS, SONGS, COUNTRY PRESENTATIONS.
The whole Andover Community is welcome. Bring your family and friends.
We also encourage Americans to share their backgrounds with us.

++++++++++++++++
Other News and Opportunities:
++++++++++++++++
------------------------
CPE at Valley Baptist Health System
------------------------
Applications are now being considered for the 2009-2010 Residency and
Extended Internship CPE at Valley Baptist Health System in Harlingen,
Texas.

In recognition of our common mission of equipping students for
professional ministry, the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Valley
Baptist Health System is excited to announce the start of our 2009-2010
application process. Under the supervision of the Reverend Cindy Graber
our program has taken on the action-reflection approach of equipping
student ministers with the skills needed for professional chaplaincy.
The new curriculum of our program promises to provide residents with
valuable opportunities for field experience in pastoral education, and
offers unique learning experience within the Hispanic cultural setting.

Chaplains at Valley Baptist Health System serve in a spiritually-based
community organization which provides Trauma/ER, ICU, Pediatrics, and
comprehensive medical care to a multi-county area -- stretching from the
King Ranch to the International Border at Brownsville -- rich with a
culturally diverse Mexican/American population. The CPE Center a fully
accredited program with the nationally recognized ACPE, Inc.

Please contact me to learn more about our program. Should you have any
further questions or concerns, we have also enclosed our direct contact
information. Please email us for application materials and brochures.


Enrica Kirksey-Rincones
CPE - Education Coordinator
956.389.6750p * 956.389.6755f
enrica.kirksey@valleybaptist.net

------------------------
Lecture opportunity of interest, February 10th
------------------------
On Tuesday, February 10, Wellesley College Department of Religion
presents the Annual Luce Moore '24 Lecture with James Carroll entitled
"The Ambivalence of God: Religion, the Bible, and the New Meaning of
Violence." Wellesley College Campus, Collins Cinema, 4:30 p.m. Free and
open to the public. For more information call 781-283-2609.

------------------------
Healing Retreats for Christian Women Healing from Abuse, February &
March
------------------------
Go in Peace: A Weekend Retreat for Christian Women Healing from Abuse

Give yourself a gift of a weekend away to restore your spirit, find
healing and enjoy the company of other women on the journey of healing.
We will explore the three stages of healing through discussion, prayer,
art, music and other healing activities; looking at the intersections of
faith and healing. There will be plenty of individual time to rest, go
for walks and renew your spirit! Space is limited to allow for more
individual attention so register today at one of the retreat centers
below. The retreat facilitator, Nicole Sotelo, is the author of Women
Healing from Abuse: Meditations for Finding Peace (Paulist Press). A
graduate of Harvard Divinity School (and former student of Dean
Nienhuis), she writes, leads retreats and coordinates the website:
www.WomenHealing.com.

For the first time in the New York City area!
February 20-22, 2009
Mt. Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center
239 Fingerboard Rd.
Statten Island, NY
718.727.3844 (call for more information or to register)
www.mountmanresa.org

Within walking distance of the beach on Cape Cod!
March 20-22, 2009
Evensong Retreat Center
326 Lower County Rd.
Harwich Port, MA
508.432.0027 (call for more information or to register)
www.evensongretreat.com
Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed...
(Mark 5:34)

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Ten reasons you owe it to yourself to try Art Night at least once this
semester
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1. You can explore a new spiritual practice in a safe, no rules
atmosphere.
2. You do not need to be able to draw a straight line.
3. Artistic bones in your body are not a prerequisite.
4. You will learn to fulfill some of your class assignments with art
projects!
5. Mentoring, guidance, encouragement abound!
6. All materials provided.
7. We have good fun and fellowship.
8. Impromptu theological discussions and revelations frequently occur.
9. You can work on your Prophets' chart.
10. You can create a piece of art to exhibit in the Spring Community
Art Show.

Every Thursday night 7-10 pm (drop in basis) in the lower studio of the
Meetinghouse.
Questions? Contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at dhonen@ants.edu