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Thursday, May 10, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Thursday, May 10, 2007

In this message:


- Library Summer Hours
- Are You Attending the Vermont Conference UCC Annual Meeting?
- BTI Newsletter Available - May 8, 2007
- India by Immersion: Dialogue and Service - January 2008


- Rothman Award
- Paper Recycling: We did it!
- Fall Course Time Change
- Nick Page Power Sing at Convocation - May 17
- Request for Pianist at Reunion Dinner - May 17
- Graduating Seniors - Join the Alumni/ae Center and Get the News
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007

Library Summer Hours
The library begins a reduced schedule on May 11:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

The regular academic session schedule will resume with the summer term, May 29.

Are You Attending the Vermont Conference UCC Annual Meeting?
If you are planning to attend the Annual Meeting of the Vermont Conference of the UCC from Thurs, May 31 -Saturday, June 2,

please contact Priscilla Deck at or 617-964-1100 ext. 209.
Some support towards the cost of attending may be available.

BTI Newsletter Available - May 8, 2007
The May 8, 2007 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are available on-line at

PSYP 648/848J Recovery from Bereavement, taught this Summer by Professor Earl Thompson has been changed from a classroom

course to an E-Learning course, and is now limited to 18 students. The course will run for 9 weeks, and begin at the same

time as listed in the Summer schedule. It will fulfill a PSYP 600-level requirement.

If you have already registered for this class, Professor Thompson will have sent you an e-mail regarding this change. For

questions or registration adjustments, please get in touch with the Registrar's Office.

Thank you,

The Office of the Faculty

India by Immersion: Dialogue and Service - January 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008 to Saturday, January 19, 2008

This travel study seminar communicates firsthand empathetic understanding and experience of dialogue and service of

Christians and their fellow Non-Christians in the picturesque south Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The participants

of this seminar will learn to appreciate how Christians have been interacting and cooperating with their fellow Indians

belonging to Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and folk religions. Thus they will have ample opportunities to know the dynamics of

dialogue and service.

Who can participate? This travel seminar is open to any current students or alums of Andover Newton Theological School or of

any other BTI schools.

Total cost of the trip: $3,200 (including round trip economy air ticket Boston-Madras-Boston, local travel and accommodation,

most of the meals, and entrance fee to museums and other places of importance). We leave Boston on January 3, 2008 and shall

return to Boston on January 19, 2008.

Academic credit: This course can be taken for academic credit through Andover Newton Theological School.

Financial assistance: Thanks to a restricted scholarship support from the V. Eugene and Rosalie DeFreitas Charitable

Foundation, Andover Newton students are eligible for financial assistance in connection to the trip.

Contact person:
The Rev. Dr. Daniel Jeyaraj
Tel. 617 964 1100, Ext. 243.
(write in the subject line: India Trip: January 2008)

For more details and a list of important preparatory dates, see:

Rothman Award
Good people:

It gives me great pleasure to announce the Ms. Edith (Edie) Howe been selected by Andover Newton and Temple Shalom – Newton

to be the 2007 recipient of the

Rabbi Murray I. Rothman Award for outstanding interreligious leadership.

Edie has been the key non-faculty member of the Andover Newton community for interfaith work for the past 3 years. Beyond her

activity here on campus she

started the groundbreaking "Daughters of Abraham" organization, a joint Jewish-Christian-Muslim women's group that has now

grown to include several chapters

in our area.

Edie came to Andover Newton in the wake of 9/1/2001, leaving a successful corporate law career, because she felt called to

interfaith work. She has been the

organizing intelligence behind much of what is happening on the Hill, and is the unsung hero of interfaith work here though

her gentle but visionary


The award certificate and a modest cash prize will be presented to her as a part of the Andover Newton Theological School

2007 Commencement ceremonies on

Saturday May 19th, at 2:00PM.

Rabbi Rothman was an exemplary figure here at Andover Newton, in the community, and the wider world. His accomplishments and

his stature were widely

respected. Upon his death in 1997, members of the congregation of Temple Shalom - Newton created this award to be conferred

periodically upon that person or

persons who, in the mind of the leadership of Andover Newton and Temple Shalom, best exemplify the spirit of Rabbi Rothman.

This year Rabbi Eric Gurvis and I

had no question about our selection. We received countless affirmations of Edie and all that she has done to advance

interreligious understanding. With this

award we seek to acknowledge the degree to which she has so unselfishly and enthusiastically reflected Rothman's teaching and

witness, and for contagious

leadership she has offered to so many.

Please join me in extending congratulations to Edie!

Paper Recycling: We did it!
The Spring Paper Drive was a great success. The ANTS community collected enough paper to keep our bin. Thank-you to everyone

who participated, donated paper,

emptied boxes, purchased boxes, and wore green ribbons.
Those of you who will be on campus this summer, please continue to bring in your paper and support the recycling program.
Thanks again!
The Paper Recycling Group

Fall Course Time Change
INTE 747F, Unitarian Universalist Polity, has been changed from Monday afternoons to Monday mornings. This is in order to

resolve the conflict with Thematic


Nick Page Power Sing at Convocation - May 17
Nick Page will do a Power Sing after lunch on May 17th and that is not to be missed!

Nick Page is a composer, conductor, author, and song leader. From 1983 to 1986, Mr. Page was a conductor with the Chicago

Children¹s Choir and he currently

directs the Mystic Chorale of Boston as well as leading sings and workshops throughout the Americas and Europe. He is the

author of two books for teachers

and his choral music is published by Boosey & Hawkes and by World Music Press. He has a Music Education degree from Ithaca

College and a Masters in Education

from Lesley College. See testimonies on Nick's homepage. A resume is below.

Nick Page has been surrounded by singing all of his life. Every Saturday night his family would gather around the fire to

sing folk songs, pop songs,

spirituals, and rounds---songs in harmony. Nick does not see these early experiences as being old fashioned or from a distant

past, long ago replaced by

television. Instead, he sees these experiences as being necessary for growth, both as an individual and as a member of


Believing that there should be no separation between the talented and the untalented, Nick Page makes his living as a song

leader. He works with children who

have an inborn love of singing and he works with adults, many of whom have lost their love of singing a long time ago. Nick

renews the love. He also works

with educators, both classroom teachers and music specialists. The main themes in his teacher workshops surround the

perspectives of multi-cultural and

multi-sensory learning, particularly with the aid of singing.

"I've never seen anyone else who can capture the enthusiasm of a crowd and make them all into joyful, expressive, energized

singers like Nick can." Lee

Kessalman, composer

"Nick uses his knowledge of the cultural context of the music to take the students on a musical journey they long to travel

again and again." Tim Sharp,

Miami Children¹s Choir

"Nick Page is an American Icon, a song leader and choral composer dedicated to world music and music education for all." Dr.

Doreen Rao

Request for Pianist at Reunion Dinner - May 17
We are looking for a pianist for dinner music for the alum dinner on May 17. There will be a Kurtzweiler keyboard - we're

looking for nice background music.

Appropriate material appreciation will be shown...
Please contact Priscilla Deck at 617-964-1100 ext. 209 or

Invitation to Ordination

The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist, Bridgewater and the
First Universalist Society in Franklin request the honor of your presence at
the ordination of Joanne Marie Giannino into the Unitarian Universalist
Sunday, June 10, 2007 3:00 p.m. at The First Parish Church Unitarian
Universalist, Bridgewater, 50 School Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324.
Reception to follow. Spouses/partners and children are invited to attend.
Childcare will be available. Clergy, religious educators and seminarians
are invited to gather and robe at 2:30 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. on or before May
20 at 508-528-5348 or

Directions to First Parish Bridgewater: 50 School Street, Bridgewater, MA
508-697-2525. Take Rte. 24 to Exit 15 (Rte. 104) and at end of exit ramp
turn toward Bridgewater and follow Rte. 104 to the town Common. (Or take
Rte. 18 or 28 to the Common.) At the south end of the Common turn east
(right) onto School St. Church is on the left just past the Fire Station and
the Hunt School.
Turn left into parking lot.

Graduating Seniors - Join the Alumni/ae Center and Get the News
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ANTS alumni/ae only.
Join the Alumni/ae Center:

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summer or early fall.)
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Come one, come all, and be part of the first ANTS Community Service in Wilson Chapel, this year's Baccalaureate service on

Friday evening, May 18, at 7:00pm.

We'll gather in Wilson at 6:00pm sharp (one hour before the service begins), and learn the song we'll sing in the service.

Bring your friends! All are welcome to sing: students, staff, friends, and enemies!

Questions? Contact Professor Matthew Myer Boulton:

Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be

covered by a large tent insuring

the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees,

Faculty and Staff do not have

to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students,

Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who

will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info:
Photos of Chapel:

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand