September 19-25 2004



The Q Source is published weekly under the auspices of the office of the Dean of Students.  Notices of events and concerns of the community are included. All submissions must be signed and include a contact phone number or e-mail address.  Free classified ads are also printed for members of the YDS community; these must be kept as short as possible. The Q Source is now available online at http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.html. **Faculty & Staff who do not wish to receive a paper copy of the Q Source should email callista.brown@yale.edu.** All submissions must be e-mailed to callista.brown@yale.edu with “Q Source” in the subject line. All submissions must be in by 5:00 p.m. Friday.  No exceptions to deadlines will be made!!  The right to edit is reserved. Thank you! –Callista Brown, Editor




Academic Information



From the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Robert Wilson:





1.      September 10, is the due date for submitting a reading course proposal.

2.      September 10, is the last day to turn in a permission slip to take a downtown course.

3.      After September  10, approval must be gained from the Dean of Academic Affairs to add a course.  No course can be added after September 22. After September 10, a fee of $10 will be charged for each course change.

4.      September 15 is the last day to submit a request of Credit/No Credit form.  It is also the last day to submit a form to take a Credit/No Credit course for a grade.

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5. October 20 is the last day to drop a course.  Courses dropped after October 20 will have a grade of “F” or

“NC” automatically recorded.

6. December 17 is the official end of the term, and all work is due by that date.  Faculty may set earlier deadlines if they wish.  In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or family crisis, the instructor may grant an extension until February 7.  After February 7, all requests for further extensions must be submitted to the Professional Studies Committee.






This program is described on p. 47 of the current catalog.

An application for admission to the extended degree program must include:

1.            Your name.

2.            Address and e-mail address.

3.            Area of concentration.

4.            A statement of the reasons you want to extend your MAR for a third year (up to eighteen hours of work). 

5.         Names of two faculty members who know your work and are in the field in which the degree program is concentrated.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO GRACE CHAO, ROOM N122, SEABURY 1st floor, BY October 15, 2004.  Admission decisions will be announced by November 15, 2004.

 - Robert Wilson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs




Marquand Chapel Services

Week of 9/20-25

Please join us this week for the following services at 10:30 AM:


 Monday, Sept 20: Not Your Mother’s Wesley: a celebration of traditional & modern

Wesleyan hymnody.


Tuesday, Sept 21: Dean of Chapel Siobhán Garrigan presents a service on the feast day of St. Matthew.


Wednesday, Sept 22: The sung morning prayer service featuring global music continues.


Thursday, Sept 23: We welcome Reverend Eric Smith, one of the visiting instructors for the Principles                and Practice of Preaching course, to the pulpit. The Gospel Choir will also perform.


Friday, Sept 24: Professor Thomas Ogletree will preach and preside at our weekly community   Eucharist service, in the United Methodist tradition. All who gather for worship are welcome at the      communion table in Marquand Chapel.






Parking Request from the Dean’s Office: Our good neighbor's who live on Loomis Place (the street perpendicular to Canner Street) have requested that Divinity students, faculty and staff avoid parking on Loomis Place.  Their concern is for the safety of the Foote Elementary School students, staff and parents, as well as guests and visitors.  Please make every effort to honor this request and park on St. Ronan, Prospect and Canner Streets.  Thank you.


Science & Religion Discussion: Are the differences between religion and science irreconcilable?? This
question will be discussed on Monday, Sept. 20th from
4:15-6:00 pm in Bushnell S-100. The Working Group for Religious and Spiritual Issues in Bioethics and the YDS Initiative on Religion, Science & Technology
have invited various Yale professors to discuss the interaction between religion and bioethics, the environment, and neuroscience. All students are welcome to come.  And watch for more events in the future!


Historical Theology Candidate Denys Turner will present a lecture entitled “Faith, Reason and the Eucharist: Music as a model for their Harmony.” Monday, Sept. 20, 4:00 PM, ISM Great Hall (N-100).  A reception will be held at 5:15 p.m. at the Divinity School in the Sarah G. Smith Gallery. All are invited to attend. You are also welcome to attend the coffee hour in the Common Room after Chapel (10:30-11:00 a.m.) to speak with Professor Turner.

Historical Theology Candidate Richard Cross will present a lecture entitled
 "Divine Persons as Relations: Scotus's Analysis." Thursday, Sept. 23, 4:30 PM, Niebuhr Hall (N-123).  Following the lecture there will be a reception in the Sarah G. Smith Gallery.  All are invited to attend.  On Friday, September 24, you are welcome to attend the coffee hour in the Common Room after Chapel (10:30-11:15 a.m.to speak with Professor Cross.


Lecture: “How Can Repetitive Music Be Interesting? An Exploration in Music, Theology and Worship” by Jeremy Sutherland Begbie. On behalf of Barbara A. Shailor, Deputy Provost for the Arts and The Search Committee for the Director of the Institute of Sacred Music, we invite you to attend a lecture by Jeremy Sutherland Begbie, Associate Principal, Cambridge University. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 12:30 p.m., ISM Great Hall.


The German Lunch Table will resume its weekly gatherings. Last semester we, a group of students and professors, had great fun having lunch together and conversations in German. Everybody interested in practicing German (at all levels) is very welcome! There is no expectation that you show up every week. First meeting: Tuesday, September 21, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the YDS refectory. If you have questions, please contact christl.maier@yale.edu.

Organizational Meeting for YDS Coffee House: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 12:30 p.m., in N114 (near admissions)
All are welcome, there is a lot to get done and many ways to help, so please come. More info: Benjamin.hopkins@yale.edu.



Institute of Sacred Music Upcoming Events:


Frederick Franck: Drawings, Paintings, and Icons, Sept 20 - Oct 22, weekdays only 9am-5pm, on display at the ISM. Frederick Franck is an internationally renowned author, artist, and humanist. This exhibition draws from some fifty years of what he calls “image making,” with a focus on subjects that explore the common bonds of humanness and the hopeful reconciliation of mankind’s divisiveness.


Reception to honor the artist Frederick Franck, Sept. 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m., ISM Great Hall.  Franck will also sign copies of his book Ode to the Human Face, just published by Codhill Press. The book-signing is presented as part of the Yale Literature and Spirituality Series in cooperation with the Yale Divinity Student Book Supply.


Petrarch: The Power of the Word, September 23-25, a symposium co-sponsored by the Institute. For more information please visit http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/events/petrarch%20Website/,  or call 432-2977.



Yale/New Haven Area Involvement



University Public Worship: The Church of Christ in Yale. Engaging faith and reason. Battell Chapel, Old Campus. Sunday, Sept 26, 11:00 AM. Preachers:

September 19:  The Rev. Cynthia A. Terry, MDiv '93, Associate University Chaplain

September 25:  The Rev. Martha C. Highsmith, MDiv '94, Interim Associate Pastor and Deputy Secretary of Yale University

The Church of Christ in Yale is an open and affirming congregation, United Church of Christ. Church school and childcare; Wheelchair accessible. All are welcome! University Chaplain’s Office: 432-1128.


Religious Events Postings: The Chaplain's Office website has a listing of on-going religious events on
the Yale Campus.  To include a special event on the list, please send an email (info as text in the body of the email or a weblink; no attachments) to tyler.mayfield@yale.edu.  The deadline is Wednesday
noon each week.


Register to Vote in Connecticut: Those wishing to register to vote in Connecticut can access the voter registration form at http://www.sots.state.ct.us/ElectionsDivision/Elecform.html. Register by October 19th in order to be able to vote here on November 2nd. This announcement brought to you by Professor Lana Schwebel.


Events Celebrating Latino Heritage Month: This week’s events sponsored by La Casa Cultural, the Latino Cultural Center at Yale and other groups/departments include the following:

-- Monday, Sept. 20, “Border-Line Personalities: A New Generation of Latinas Dish on Sex, Sass, and Cultural Shifting,” Book reading and discussion by the book’s authors Michelle Herrera Mulligan and Robyn Moreno. 7:00 pm Branford College Common Rm. (Elm & York Sts.)
-- Tuesday, Sept. 21, Salsa for Non Majors: Free Salsa Lessons! No experience necessary.
7pm La Casa Cultural.

-- Thursday, September 23, 7:30 p.m. Latino Cooking 101. Come learn how to make some Latino goodies! Food and music provided. La Casa Cultural Kitchen.
-- Monday, September 27,
6 p.m. Yale Latino Graduate Student Reception.  Sponsored by Yale College, SOM, Law School, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Law School Faculty Lounge (127 Wall St, 2nd floor).

A complete listing of the month’s events can be found at: http://www.yale.edu/lacasa>www.yale.edu/lacasa.


Lecture:  “The Fall and Rise of Biblical Time: Astronomy, Philology and Theology in Seventeenth-Century Europeby Anthony T. Grafton, the Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities, Princeton University. Monday, Sept. 20, 4:30 PM, Room 401, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street. Presented by the Yale University Program in the History of Science and Medicine. 


J.R. Evans & Co: Albs, Stoles, Chasubles, etc. Display in Common Room, Tues, Sept. 21, 8:30-4:00.


A Moveable Feast: Multifaith Dinner. Join us for dinner and lively conversation around the topic “Religious Holidays: More than just Dates on the Calendar” – a conversation about different religious holidays. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 5:30-7:00 PM, Battell Chapel. RSVP to callista.brown@yale.edu by Monday, Sept. 20. Sponsored by the University Chaplain’s Office and the Multifaith Council.  


Recital In Swing: Frank Tirro, clarinet & saxophone, in concert Tuesday, Sept 21, 8:00 PM, Sprague Hall (College & Wall St). Lively group of musicians performing music of Benny Goodman, Rodgers & Hart, Shorty Rogers, Cole Porter, Gerry Mulligan and more. Free Admission.


Bereavement Group Forming: Wednesdays, 5:00-6:15, Sept. 22 – Oct. 27 (for 6 weeks), Branford College Fellows Room (under archway nearest College St). For students who want to talk with others about living with loss and grief following the death of someone significant. Group open to all students (undergraduate & graduate) of any or no religious background. If you can’t make the first meeting, please come to the second.  After
that, the group will be closed. Facilitated by Rev. Cynthia A. Terry (
Associate University Chaplain) and Rev. Martha Highsmith (Deputy University Secretary). Questions:  Rev. Terry, 432-1131; sponsored by The University Chaplain’s Office.


Lecture: “The Islamic Headscarf Debate in France and Turkey: An Intercultural Comparative Readingby Nilufer Gole. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 6:00 p.m., Whitney Humanities Center, Rm 208, 53 Wall Street.  Gole is professor of sociology at Bosphorous University in Istanbul and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.  Her book, The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling, examines the veiling of young university women. Sponsored by the Women Faculty Forum, Sociology Department and the Program in Ethics, Politics & Economics. RSVP if possible to wff@yale.edu or 432-8847. Open to the Yale Community.


Sharing with Former US Marine Sgt. Massey: Sept 23, 5:30 PM Potluck, 6:30 PM Presentation by Sgt. Massey, followed by discussion. First & Summerfield United Methodist Church, 425 College St (near the green). Sgt. Massey served in the U.S.M.C. for 12 years, participating in the invasion of Iraq and the occupation of Baghdad. Personal experiences on the battlefield led the dedicated career marine to critical perspectives on the war and the occupation of Iraq, which he communicated to his superiors. After returning to the U.S., he retired
from the U.S.M.C. with an honorable discharge. This event is organized by Connecticut Peace Coalition/New Haven, and co-sponsored by several other groups. More info: yatkwan.tung@yale.edu or (203) 436-3484. 


Lecture: The Burden of American Citizenship: Facing Global Challenges & Responsibilities in Poverty, Trade, and the Environment.” Thursday, Sept. 23, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 128 Wall Street. Speakers include Robert Piper, recent United Nations Development Coordinator for Kosovo; Olivier Cattaneo, Principal Trade Policy Advisor in the French economic aid agency; and Michael Ma, focusing on environmental degradation in China. Sponsored by the Yale World Fellows Program.

Coalition Against Violence forming:  Meeting Thursday, Sept. 23, 615pm, Yale Law School, Wall and York St. Room TBA. Group formed by Law and Public Health students, hoping to expand to students from the Divinity, Forestry, and other departments/schools. Bonita Meyerfeld, an attorney and Doctoral Student at the Law School, has agreed to work with us on building this coalition. If interested, please contact Dave at 623-9735 or

Davekumar.Chandrasekaran@yale.edu. Please invite others who might be interested.

Lecture: "Yellow in a White World"  by Dean Harold Koh, Dean of
Yale Law School. Monday, Sept. 27, 4:30 PM, HGS 211, 320 York Street. The first Asian to graduate from Yale, Dean Koh’s research interests include international human rights, law and international politics, and legal constraints on the foreign affairs power. Dean  Koh served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor under the Clinton Administration, becoming Dean of the Law School in 2004. Event open to the public. More info: www.yale.edu/aacc or call 203-432-2906.

Lutheran World Relief Scholarships available to cover costs for participation in the LWR Coffee Project trip to
Nicaragua, January 22-February 1, 2005. Scholarship deadline Sept. 22. Info available at: http://lwr.org/study/index.asp#nica.


The Wall Street Chamber Players will present a concert at Bethesda Lutheran Church on Sunday, Sept. 26, 4:00 p.m.  The concert will feature works by Mozart and Dvorak.  The Wall Street Chamber Players is an ensemble made up of principal players from the string section of the New Haven Symphony.  A free-will offering will be taken to benefit Immanuel Baptist Shelter (Emergency Shelter Management Services). Please direct any questions to Paul Stuehrenberg.


2004 Gather the Women International Congress: October15-17, Irving, Texas.  Complete registration information available at: http://www.gatherthewomen.org>http://www.gatherthewomen.org or email the Congress Coordinator at Donna@GatherTheWomen.org.





Ride wanted:  I need to be at a meeting in Boston on Sept 26th at 2pm. If anyone is driving up to Boston after 1pm on Saturday September 25th and/or leaving Boston to come to New Haven around 3:30pm on Sunday September 26th, please let me know. I would love a ride and would pay 20$ each way. Thanks - you can reach me at this email jane.eppley@yale.edu.


Childcare: A Divie recently emailed me about babysitting, and I have lost the email.  Please email me again! Thanks, Cynthia Terry, Associate University Chaplain (cynthia.terry@yale.edu).



Pottery Barn Rug For Sale: 5' x 8’.  Great condition!  Cream (jute) color.  Wool.  Barely-used.  $40.00 ($299 in PB catalog).  We live very close to the Div School - come by and see.  Call 773-1123. Thanks, Matt Benton.

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BPO meeting, 4:00 PM

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Reading period begins, 6 PM

Convocation begins

Convocation ends

Reading period ends, 8:30 AM

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Last day to drop a course

BPO meeting, 4:00 PM



Faculty meeting 4:00 PM

Visitation Day

Registration for Spring begins

BPO meeting, 4:00 PM

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Final exams begin, 9:00 AM

BPO meeting, 4:00 PM

Exams end/Semester ends, 6 PM

All course work due



Grades due for Fall 2004

Spring classes begin, 8:30 AM

Martin Luther King Day.  No classes

Last day for: rebate, downtown course permission, add/drop course without charge, approval of reading course

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Easter Rejoicing.  Marquand Chapel

BPO meeting, 4:00 PM



Faculty Forum, 4 PM

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Admissions Open House

Registration for Fall ends, 4 PM

Spring Fling

Faculty meeting, 4:00 PM

Martin Luther King Day Classes 


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BPO meeting, 4:00 PM

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Faculty Meeting, 2 PM

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Faculty meeting, 2 PM

BPO meeting

Baccalaureate Service, 4 PM

University Commencement

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www.library.yale.edu/div/mrc   432-5319      ministry.resource.center@yale.edu

at the Circulation Desk in the Library, take a right and a left

Staff  available 10-3 weekdays


Free, practical workshops, in the Ministry Resource Center at 12:30-1:30 p.m.   If you cannot come on the date named, we repeat them upon request.  If you need the topic sooner than listed, just tell us.


Beginning Adult Faith Nurture Groups (Education) With Video Resources and Lay Led, Sept. 22


These are other workshops we will be having:

Leading Bible Study Using Bible Dictionaries, Various Translations, Etc.

Resources for Meeting Youth Faith Nurture Needs

Adult Education Starting at a Change of Church Seasons like Advent

Inviting, Not Signing Up—for leadership and participation in the church

Stewardship Nurture as a Part of Faith Nurture Year Round

Resources for Becoming a More Hospitable and Welcoming Congregation



Are you suddenly faced with leadership responsibilities for small group ministry?  Whether you have volunteered to help with the youth group at your local church or you have been assigned a small group as a part of your internship experience, the Ministry Resource Center has much to offer in the way of resources.  Come in and browse the collection!


Examples of things you can find include:

Conversation starters in games and discussion booklets

Hour-long programs for leading any age group, one time or many times

Sunday School curriculum for every denomination

Spirituality group leaders guides

Videos with leaders guides that give you all you need to lead a group




            Books and books of prayers for every kind of worship service are here for you to check out and get started in creating your own or use one you select.


For entertainment or

For learning through your visual learning style…

Watch videos and DVDs on church history, Bible, and everything else that religion includes….

You can check them out.