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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, June 19, 2007

In this message:

- Professor Pazmino
- Edie Howe appointed Special Assistant to the President for Interreligious Programs
- Bookstore information
- Courses that Meet the Engaging Oppressings Requirement in 2007-2008
- IFYI: Summer dorm residents of Andover Newton

Professor Pazmino

Mrs. Laura Pazmino, mother of Professor Robert Pazmino, passed away last Wednesday, June 13 in Red Bank, New Jersey. Mrs. Pazmino was 86 and had been ill for some time. Funeral services are being held tonight in Red Bank and the burial tomorrow morning in Long Island, New York.

We ask that Bob and his family remain in your thoughts and prayers. Contact information for notes or cards is:

109 Herrick Circle
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Thank you.

Edie Howe appointed Special Assistant to the President for Interreligious Programs
Today President Nick Carter named Ms. Edie Howe to the position of Special Assistant to the President for Interreligious Programs. In this capacity Ms. Howe will provide information and counsel to the President and the Dean on all interreligious activities that are relevant to Andover Newton's mission; offer administrative leadership for all endorsed activities, including groups like the ANTS-Hebrew College Coordinating Council, JOTH, and ICPL; serve, when authorized, as the spokesperson and representative of the School for interreligious programs and activities; maximize communications and understanding for the Andover Newton community; and assist in other activities which will help establish Andover Newton as a leader in interreligious program and formation. The position reports to the President and is unpaid. In this capacity Edie serves a role played by Dr. George Sinclair.

Edie left a successful law practice in Boston to come to Andover Newton. Her first day of classes was September 11, 2001. Deeply committed to interfaith understanding and reconciliation, Edie has been a leader on the ANTS campus with programs like JOTH and the emergence of many of the other activities with Hebrew College. She was also the founder of a women's discussion program called "The Daughters of Abraham." Just recently, Edie was awarded the Rabbi Rothman Award for her work in promoting Jewish-Christian understanding. Edie's master's thesis, under the direction of Dr. Greg Mobley, is attempting to develop a national typology of interreligious programs.

President Carter said, "I am pleased that Edie has agreed to take on this important leadership role. Her intelligence, insight and commitment will be of great value to the School and to me as we continue to explore the frontier of interreligious dialogue and work. I hope everyone will support her in this pivotal role."

Bookstore information
Unsold textbooks for summer courses are now being returned to publishers. Be sure you have the books you need for completing course assignments.

As the bookstore prepares for transition to ownership by the school (effective July1), please note the following:

1) No special orders will be placed the remainder of June.

2) The bookstore will close from July 2 - July 20 to allow for taking of inventory and staff vacation. Joyce Simon will return on July 23 to work on textbook orders and to pack for the move into Upper Noyes Hall in late July.

3) The bookstore will reopen for sales on or about August 1.

If you are on campus in late July, would you be willing to volunteer to help us move? Furniture and shelving will be moved by Buildings and Grounds or professional movers. We are looking for a book brigade to help us move the smaller items. If you can help please email Joyce at We have three eager volunteers already signed up.

Courses that Meet the Engaging Oppressings Requirement in 2007-2008
Dear Students,

If you seek to meet your Engaging Oppressions Renewal Area requirement this year, please note that the following options are available to you:

Year-long (alternate weeks)
INTE 601Y Justice Matters
PSYC 730/830F LGBT Pastoral Care and Counseling
FHSP 759W Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey
THEO 672S Faith and Justice: Liberation Theologies in the US

Best of luck in your planning,

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

IFYI: Summer dorm residents of Andover Newton
Mark your calendars:
Thursday, June 28th at 6:30pm
Sturtevant Lounge

Inter-Faith Youth Initiative 2007 will be during the dates of July 7-15. Come to a meeting on Thursday, June 28th at 6:30pm to learn about Inter-Faith Youth Initiative this summer! Pose any questions you may have about sharing the residential community this summer.

I-FYI program administrator Matt Carriker will be at this meeting to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have.

Snacks will be provided!

ANTS E-news
Brian Eastman