September 26 – October 2, 2004


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Academic Information



From the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Robert Wilson:





1. 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.


2. 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 9/27-10/2

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


Monday, Sept 27: chapel minister Emily Scott will lead a service exploring Christ’s calling us to childlikeness.  Weather permitting, this service will take place outdoor, on the Quad.  You are invited to bring pictures of children who are important to you to the service.  The pictures will be used during the service, and returned to you afterward. Children are ALWAYS welcome in Marquand Chapel.  Monday's service might be an especially appropriate service for children to attend.  


Tuesday, Sept. 28: Order and Ardor.


Wednesday, Sept. 29: the sung morning prayer service featuring global music continues.


Thursday, Sept. 30: graduating student Rita Powell will offer the homily.


Friday, Oct. 1: Professor Bryan Spinks will preach and preside at our weekly community Eucharist service, in the Anglican tradition.  Please note: we will gather in the Common Room before this service, and process communally to the chapel.  All who gather for worship are welcome at the communion table in Marquand Chapel.







Newly Elected Student Council Members: Thanks to everyone who ran for Student Council this year, and congrats to those who will be serving on the Student Council and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate:

Vice-President: Virginia Stickland; 1st Year MDiv Rep: Ryan McKnight; 1st Year MAR Rep: Andrea Allgood; 1st Year GPSS Senator: Julia Dunlap; 3rd Year GPSS Senator: Aaron Klink; ISM Rep: Josh Probert.



AA Meetings on Campus: AA, all-inclusive 12-step meetings. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 pm. Room S-202, Sterling Divinity Quadrangle. All 12-steppers welcome!



"Lift Every Voice and Vote" 2004 Presidential Debate Forum. Thursday, September 30th at 8:00 PM in Neibuhr Hall. Panel from 8:00-9:00 PM featuring Yale professors from the Divinity School and other schools as well as students and community leaders. At 9:00 PM we will watch the first round of Presidential Debates for the 2004 electoral cycle. Co-sponsored by The Yale Black Seminarians and the Yale Committee for Social Justice.



J.R. Evans & Company: We at J.R. Evans and Company would like to thank all those students who took the time to peruse our display at the seminary recently. We are coming back to the seminary to help you with your clerical clothing & vestment needs in the spring, so please come and see us again. For the students who did not take advantage of this opportunity, we ask you to please be an educated customer, dare to compare! If you have any questions before we arrive, please email Trevor Floyd at J.R. Evans: tevanseast@earthlink.net.

ISM Upcoming Events:


Frederick Franck: Drawings, Paintings, and Icons,  Sept 20 - Oct 22, weekdays only 9am-5pm.
On display at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. 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.  


Liturgy Symposium: Christian Scharen, Mon. Oct 4, ISM Great Hall, 4pm. "Not Made, Not Born: How Studying Congregations Helps Chasten Enthusiasm for the Formative Effects of Liturgy on Christians" (refreshments served).



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

October 3: The Reverend Barbara Essex, the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA.

Oct 3rd Service includes communion.

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: A long list of events continue in celebration of Latino Heritage Month. For schedule information, visit: www.yale.edu/lacasa.


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: "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.

Volunteer Opportunity: Would you like to spend a few Saturdays helping kids? Would you like to learn more about art? The Yale Center for British art is looking for a few adventuresome students to volunteer in the BAC-PACK PROGRAM-Destination Education. An opportunity to join in the creation of an encouraging learning environment for children from the Newhallville neighborhood (just around the corner from the Divinity School). No previous experience with art or children required. What is desired, however, is a commitment to kids, and the openness to be a part of a new type of educational outreach to children and their families.  Meeting on the first Saturdays of the month from 9:30-12:30. If interested in joining us for one or all three sessions, please call Christine Janis, the outreach coordinator from St. Andrew’s, Newhallville at 773-0333.



Lecture: “Is Resurrection Faith Credible” presented by Gerald O. Collins, S.J., Professor of Systematic and Fundamental Theology at the Gregorian University. Monday, October 4, 7:00 PM, in the William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield Campus (exit 27A on I-95). Free to public.



Lecture: “God, Women and the World: Telling the Story Another Way” presented by Joan Chittister, OSB, a leading voice in contemporary spirituality. This fourth annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan lecture on Woman in the Church will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 8:00 PM, in the A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University (exit 22 on I-95). Free and open to the public. More info: http://www.fairfield.edu/quick/quick.htm>Regina.



Technology and Ethics Working Research Group - 2004-2005. This year-long workshop is offered for 1 hour credit as a reading group at Yale Law School. Everyone welcome, whether or not attending for credit.  Wed, Oct. 6, 4:15 PM: Lee M. Silver, Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. At Yale Law School, Wall Street, Room 128.  Contact Carol Polland for reading materials and dinner reservations at 432-6188 or carol.pollard@yale.edu. Co-sponsored by the Information Society Project, Yale Law School.  


Conference: “A World Less Silent: Celebrating Jay Katz’s Contributions to Law, Medicine, and Ethics.” Friday, October 15, Yale Law School.  Welcome begins at 9:30am. For more information, please contact David Tolley, Yale Bioethics Project, at 432-5447.



Call for Proposals: Grants in Research Ethics Available: The Donaghue Initiative in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Ethics invites grant applications for research projects exploring the ethics of research on human subjects. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for investigators to study a specific ethical problem in the
conduct of human research on human subjects or the institutional review of human subject research proposals.
Interested applicants should contact Julius Landwirth, MD, JD, Assoc Director, Yale Interdisciplinary Bioethics Project: 203-432-5448, julius.landwirth@yale.edu
. Deadline 1: November 15, 2004.



World Festival of Sacred Music: Mark your calendars: the 2005 World Festival of Sacred Music will be held in Los Angeles Sept. 17-Oct 2, 2005.  The 16-day multidisciplinary Festival will share music and movement -- crossing neighborhoods, cultural, religious, and ideological boundaries. Join us at our October 2004 Community Meetings to meet fellow artists & presenters. More info: http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org. The 2005 World Festival of Sacred Music - Los Angeles is a project of Foundation for World Arts, UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance and Earthways Foundation.



Director of Alumni & Student Affairs at Summerbridge New Haven: Hosted by Hopkins School, Summerbridge New Haven is a tuition-free, year-round program of education and advocacy for high potential middle school students with limited economic and educational opportunities.  The Director of Alumni and Student Affairs will revise, coordinate, and implement our college counseling plan, and will be a dedicated and valuable resource for our students at our sponsored workshops and at other times our alumni may need guidance. 

Please direct all inquiries to Catherine Goldenheim, Director of Summerbridge New Haven: cgoldenheim@hopkins.edu, (203) 397-1001 ext. 361.


Wall Art: So many people have admired the groovy design on Barbara Blodgett's wall that she would like to share the secret.  The peel-and-stick art is called Wallcandy, and you can find it online at www.wallcandyarts.com.  Her design is "poppies" by marimekko.


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



WORKSHOP: Thursday, Sept. 30, 12:30-1:30 Leading Bible Study Using Bible Dictionaries, Various Translations, Etc.  You can use these tools in interesting ways with older children, teens, and adults.  They will find them as curiosity producing and informative as you do.


Upcoming workshops:

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

Resources for Adult Groups Exploring Our Christina Responsibilities for the

  World in an Election Year

Beginning Adult Faith Nurture Groups With Video Resources and Lay Led



We have resources for you on all of the following upcoming occasions:

Blessing of Animals


World Communion Sunday

World Food Day

Children’s’ Sabbath

All Saints Day

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Reformation Sunday

Martin Luther events

HIV/AIDS Awareness

United Nations Day

Domestic Violence Awareness



And when you need an extra review in a different way on church history and Bible, how about DVDs, videos, and CD-ROMs?


Commuters:  Lectures, Bible Readings, and music are available for your listening hours!  Check them out.


Lots of Martin Luther and Celtic spirituality videos….someone was asking.  Maybe you are interested.