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Monday, May 19, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, May 19th, 2008

In this message:

- 2008 Commencement Awards
- From the Registrar's Office
- Jen Walker's Dad
- Gardening at ANTS this summer?
- Andover Newton Dumpsters
- Library schedule notice
- Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
- May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
- Andover Newton Community Art show

2008 Commencement Awards
The recipients of the 2008 Commencement Awards are:

Elizabeth Vincent- Russell Chase Tuck Biblical Studies Award
Laura Gronberg-Andover Newton Award for Excellence in Biblical Studies
Elizabeth Gerchman Barlow-H. Otheman Smith Community Congregational
Church Preaching Award
Toni DiPina-Herbert Gezork Social Ethics Award
Irvin Morgan-Mass. Bible Society Award for Excellence in the Public
Reading of Scripture
Koinonia Preaching Award-Toni DiPina, Laura Gronberg and Elizabeth
Gerchman Barlow (2007)
Janice Ford-R. Dean Goodwin Award for Excellence in Communications
Ai Doh- North American Professors of Christian Education Certificate
Helen Fields- Gerald R. Cragg Prize in Church History
Joanne Hemenway- Henry C. Brooks Award for Excellence in the Field of
Pastoral Psychology and Pastoral Counseling
Erica Baron- UUA James Luther Adams Award for Excellence in the study
of Liberal Religion
Danah Cox- Roger Hazelton Award in Worship, Theology and the Arts


From the Registrar's Office
Course Canceled

PSYP 648/848J Recovery from Bereavement, Prof. Thompson - Canceled

Jen Walker's Dad
Jen Walker's Dad received a much needed heart transplant on Sunday,
18th. Please include in your prayers a mention for Sylvester Amaral
and his
family as he seeks continued healing to a full recovery.

Gardening at ANTS this summer?
Dear ANTS folks who will be around this summer,

A few of us in the Emerging Ecology Fellowship have been talking about
doing some gardening this
summer. We'd like to find a few others to help us keep it going. As
you may know, the school designated space
for a garden behind Davis, and we'd like to get started using it,
probably for edibles and a few flowers to make it attractive.

You can email me, or talk to Bill Gural if you see him on campus.


Helen Snively
(also known as the writing tutor)

Andover Newton Dumpsters
'Tis the season to be cleaning out rooms and packing up for the summer.
Please remember that only trash may be thrown into Andover Newton
dumpsters. No furniture, bicycles, or electronics--especially items
like computer monitors, which contain hazardous materials--should be
thrown into the dumpsters. Our trash removal company will not empty
dumpsters into which non-authorized items have been thrown. If you have
any questions about what is allowed in the dumpsters, please contact
your Resident Representative or Amelia O'Dowd in the Housing Office
(ext. 261).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Library schedule notice
Library Schedule
May 10-June 1

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday closed

The library will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial

MEDIA MANIA & CHILDHOOD PLAY: A FREE Workshop for Parents sponsored by
Kids As Peacemakers and conducted by TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy
Children's Entertainment) -- May 22 at 7:00 pm at Newburyport Five Cents
Savings Bank, 63 State Street, Newburyport. RSVP to or call Marion Rizzo at 978 499-8290 to reserve

Parents will learn how to deal with the cultural messages in the media
that promote violence and early sexualization of children, and combat
the influence that media, advertisements, and products have on
children's development, learning and behavior.

Call Julia Steer at 978 346-1116 for more information. Visit the Kids
As Peacemakers website for more information
about our youth program -- a terrific (and inexpensive) youth group or
Sunday school opportunity.

Summer & AY09 Resident Representatives Announced
This summer Kurt Walker (Herrick) and Liz Miller (Appleton Chase) will
be serving as the summer Resident Representatives on the campus. Next
fall Resident Representatives will be: Carol and Len Hayward, Fuller;
Jeremiah Rood, Kendall; Liz Miller, Appleton Chase; Kurt Walker,
Herrick; and Andy Edwards and Sharon Houlahan, Farwell.

May Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
The Massachusetts Bible Society hosts a Luncheon with Dr. Mark Burrows
Speaking on the Topic "Can Poetry Save Us?"
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, noon to 1:15pm
Paulist Center, 5 Park Street, Boston <>

Can poetry save us?" Such a question seems initially misplaced, if
ridiculous. Poetry? As something that saves us? How? And, from
Not all artists will understand the purpose of their vocation in this
but the effect of their work often lifts us into a dimension described
one poet as "the only whole thinking." He went on to suggest that "God
the poetry caught in any religion," and "full religion" as he calls it
the large poem in loving repetition" (Les Murray). Perhaps what our
requires is a "salvation" that behaves like a good poem, which points
toward a truth that lives beyond words, a goodness that is more than
duty, a
beauty that exceeds the reach of concepts. Thus, Murray: "Nothing's
till it's dreamed out in words/ and nothing's true that figures in

For luncheon reservations, please call 617-542-2230 or email before Monday, May 19th. Suggested Lunch Donation

Andover Newton Community Art show
Be sure to visit -

The Andover Newton Community Art Show

This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff,
faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton
celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired
forms including painting, sketching, collage,
ceramics, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse and Wilson Chapel
Gallery now through May 30