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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

In this message:

- 2008 Commencement Awards
- Robert Sarly, active lay leader and Andover Newton Trustee, to
receive Rothman interreligious award
- 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


Robert Sarly, active lay leader and Andover Newton Trustee, to receive
Rothman interreligious award
President Nick Carter of Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and
Rabbi Eric Gurvis of Temple Beth Shalom in Newton today announced that
Robert M. Sarly of Wellesley has been selected as the 2008 recipient of
the Rabbi Murray I. Rothman Award for outstanding interreligious

Robert is a Trustee of Andover Newton and serves as chair of the
School's Investment Committee. He also serves on the Board of the
Interreligious Center for Public Life (ICPL) founded by Andover Newton
and Hebrew College. Sarly has been a leader in the ICPL's planning and
fund raising efforts. Robert and his family are active members of the
Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills (UUSWH) and the
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) regionally and nationally

From 1997 to 2005 Sarly served the Massachusetts Council of Churches
(MCC). He continues to be active in the MCC's Inter-Faith Dialogue
programs with the Christian-Muslim community, the Christian-Jewish
community, and the Liberal-Evangelical community. Robert also has been
active in relationship with the Wellesley Interfaith Association, the
Massachusetts Commission on Christian Unity, the Islamic Centers of
Wayland and Sharon, and the Wellesley Chabad Center.

Robert graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1967
with a Fulbright Scholarship to study the New Towns in Israel. After
four years at the Technion (the Israel Institute of Technology), he
graduated with a Master's Degree, and went to England to teach at
University College London and at the Polytechnic of Central London. In
1974, Sarly was recruited by the World Bank, through the Harvard
Institute for International Development, to join the Teheran project in
Iran, where he and Jane started their family. They returned to Boston
in 1980. He now works at Smith Barney as Senior Vice President for
Investments, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Senior Investment Management

Rabbi Rothman was an exemplary figure at Andover Newton, in the Newton
community, and the wider world. His accomplishments fostering
interreligious dialogue were widely respected as was his work as a
teacher and community leader. He taught on the adjunct faculty of
Andover Newton for many years and shaped the lives of hundreds of
Christian seminarians. Upon his death in 1997, members of the
congregation of Temple Beth Shalom 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.

President Carter said of Sarly "With this award Andover Newton and
Temple Shalom seek to acknowledge this outstanding lay leader so
enthusiastically reflects the spirit of Rabbi Rothman's witness.
Robert is a passionate and relentless worker in service of a vision of a
peaceful world. We are blessed by his exemplary leadership."

From the Registrar's Office
Course Canceled

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

Jen Walker's Dad
Jen Walker's Dad had to head back into surgery today to take care of
some complications from the heart transplant he received yesterday.
He's resting again. Thank you for your continued prayers.

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