October 17 - 23, 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. 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 Isabelle, Editor




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.





From the Registrar’s Office:


Reminder: Wednesday, October 20 is the last day to drop a course. 

Courses dropped by October 20 will not appear on transcripts.  There is no rebate for course dropped.



Marquand Chapel

October 18 – 22


Please join us this week for the following services at 10:30 a.m.:

                        Monday, October 18: a service of liberation in music and dance, featuring
                        Erika Jones dancing and the Gospel Choir singing.

                        Tuesday, October 19: graduating student Chris Wogaman will offer

                        the homily.

                        Wednesday, October 20: the new sung morning prayer service, in the                                                        African-American tradition, begins.

                        Thursday, October 21: Dr. Margot Fassler will lead us in a revivalist
                        hymn sing in honor of small town
America and the rural church.

                        Friday, October 22: Assistant Professor Chris Scharen will preach and
                        preside at our weekly community Eucharist, in the Lutheran tradition. All who

                        gather for worship are welcome at the communion table in Marquand Chapel.








Important Announcement from the Bookstore! Unsold textbooks will be returned to publishers beginning the week of October 25th.  If you have not yet purchased what you need, please do so
soon or you may be out of luck! Questions or problems? Contact Lisa at 432-6101

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!


Systematic Theology Lecture: Monday, October 18, 4:00 p.m., Yale Institute of Sacred Music Great Hall (N-100). "God's Own in Christ:  Towards a New Theology of Economy," delivered by Kathryn E. Tanner.  A reception will be held following the lecture 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 (11:00-11:30 a.m.) to speak with Professor Tanner.


The Institute of Sacred Music will host a Coffee Hour on Tuesday, October 19 in the Divinity School Common Room immediately after that morning's service in Marquand Chapel.  Please come and share coffee and pastries, meet the ISM staff, and help us to welcome our newest staff members to the community.


On-Campus, continued:



Bilingual Evening Prayer: Do you envision yourself…doing CPE in a multicultural urban setting? Going on a mission trip to a Latin American country? Serving in a congregation or community where Spanish is spoken? Bilingual Evening Prayer is a wonderful opportunity to learn to pray, hear and read scripture, and sing in Spanish-- skills which could come in handy in your future!  The service is offered for Spanish-speakers, Spanish-learners, and those with no Spanish at all.  Brief instruction is offered at the beginning of each service, and all materials are available in English and Spanish. Bilingual Evening Prayer will be offered on Thursdays October 29 and November 18 at Berkeley Divinity School’s St. Luke’s Chapel. If you would like to help plan the service or be involved in a leadership capacity, please come to the planning meeting Wednesday, October 20 from 12:25-1:25 in the Common Room (bring your lunch- chips and salsa provided!) If you cannot come to the planning meeting but would like to read or lead prayers in Spanish, please email amy.denney@yale.edu.  ¡Muchísimas gracias!



Attention YDS Pan African Women!  Pan African Women’s Fellowship, Friday, October 22, 232 Opening Hill Road, Branford, CT 06405.  For more information, please contact Professor Yolanda Smith at 436-4818 or email her at yolanda.smith@yale.edu.  RSVP by Wednesday, October 20.



YDS Initiative on Religion, Science & Technology presents "On the Bioethics of "Tuesdays with Morrie": The Call of Conscience, the Gift of Acknowledgement, and the Rhetoric of Religion and Science" by Michael Hyde, visiting Professor of Communications Ethics from Wake Forest University. Monday, October 25. All are welcome to attend between 4:15 and 6:00 pm in the RSV Room. Chinese food provided!


Practical Theology/Ministerial Studies Candidate Lecture: Thursday, October 28, 4:30 PM, Niebuhr Hall (N-123).  “Ministry to Eunuchs and Other Ecclesial Practices: Toward a Theological Reading,” delivered by Mary McClintock Fulkerson.  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 Fulkerson.



YDS Writers Read: Are you a writer? Can't write but really appreciate those who can? Then plan to spend an hour or so in the Student Book Supply on Thursday, October 28th, 4:00 PM, when YDS WRITERS READ. Students, Faculty, Staff - you're all invited to come, relax, read from your work... or just kick back and listen. In the Bookstore Rotunda. Questions?  call Lisa at 432-6101


CPE Day: Thursday, October 28, 12:30-1:30 PM, Niebuhr Hall.  This is your chance to hear from local Clinical Pastoral Education supervisors about what the program entails and how to apply.  There will be time for individual conversations with supervisors and plenty of literature to pick up.  If you are considering doing CPE at any point in your ministerial career, please plan to attend this meeting.

Reformation Costume Party! Friday, Oct. 29th, 9pm-Midnight, Common Room.  Come dressed as your favorite Saint or Sinner (we'll leave the definition of that up to you!) Beer, Snacks, Music provided
Hosted by the Lutheran Student Organization contact joshua.rinas@yale.edu or elizabeth.roebke@yale.edu with any questions.

On-Campus, continued:

Save the Date: Tuesday, November 9th! The Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen (Church of the Holy Apostles, NYC) is the largest emergency feeding program in New York City, and in the Episcopal Church nationally.  For over ten years the Soup Kitchen's Writers' Workshop has been helping it's guests find creative outlet for their struggles through poetry and prose.  Now, much of this work has been collected in a new book, Food For the Soul, just published by Seabury Books/Church Publishing.  Join us in the Divinity School Bookstore on Tuesday, November 9th as representatives from the Writers Workshop read from their work and sign copies of the book.  4:30 p.m. Bookstore Rotunda.  Sponsored by the Student Book Supply. Questions?  Contact Lisa in the Bookstore  432-6101

Community Gifts Inventory: Share your gifts! Molly Field is endeavoring to create a directory of our Community Gifts (hobbies, gifts, talents, skills we’re willing to share). If you love pets or kids and would happy to be a sitter, if you had a previous career that could be of service to the community, if you have a knack for fixing things, if you are a gardener, a crafts person, an artist, if you have a talent you would like to share, email your information to Molly Field (molly.field@yale.edu). Include name, phone/email, connection to YDS, gifts, and fees you would charge.




ISM Upcoming Events:



Frederick Franck: Drawings, Paintings, and Icons,  September 20 - October 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.  


Yale Camerata: Sunday, Oct 24, St. John's Episcopal Church, Waterbury, 4pm. "Camerata in Concert," works by Handel, Pärt, Greig, Bruckner, Lassus, Hogan, Sametz, Finzi, Hartmann, Rentz, and Olsen. 


Our Faculty Featured:


Bethesda Bach Ensemble and Martin Jean Perform October 31: The Bethesda Music Series is pleased to present “Music in the Reformation Tradition” on Sunday, October 31, at 4:00 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 450 Whitney Avenue, New Haven.  Included on the program is Bach’s organ masterpiece “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” performed by Martin Jean.  A pre-concert talk on the cantatas will be given at 3:15 p.m. by Markus Rathey.  There is no admission charge; a free will offering will be taken for Lutherans In Mission.  For more information call (203) 787-2346.




Yale/New Haven Area Involvement




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

Sunday, October 24: The Reverend Frederick J. Streets, University Chaplain and Senior Pastor, Church of Christ in Yale, is preaching.

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.


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.

Coffee and Cookie $1 for Divinity Students: The Blue Dog Cafe at the McDougal Center would like to invite you to come and sample their wares by offering a coffee and cookie for $1 on Mondays and Fridays. The Hall of Graduate Studies is located on York Street and offers a wide range of services for Graduate Students.  Perhaps the most delicious of these is The Blue Dog, which is student run and operated, offering a number of healthy, local and fresh food items at cheap prices.  We have organic juices, yogurts and fruit, hot soup, and a variety of fresh baked goods.  Come down and ask about promotions and frequent buyer cards. Contact christina.conroy@yale.edu with questions.


"Yung Wing: Yale and Beyond,” a presentation featuring Professor Beatrice Bartlett, History Department and Judy Schiff, University Archivist, Monday, October 18, LC 317, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street. Yung Wing was the first Asian to graduate from Yale and the first Chinese
to obtain a bachelor's degree from a university in the United States. 2004 marks the 150th anniversary of Yung Wing's graduation. This event is open to the public.  More information: www.yale.edu/aacc or call
203-432-2906. Organized by the Asian American Cultural Center.



Women in Graduate School Welcome Reception. Monday, October 18, 5:30-7:00pm. Join women faculty, students and staff of the Graduate School as we celebrate the outstanding Yale women leaders in higher education
Location:  HGS 211, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street.  Sponsored by the Office for Diversity & Equal Opportunity.


National Coming Out Day Film Screening and Discussion. Monday, Oct. 18, 7:00pm, with Director of "How Do I Look" (Sequel to "Paris is Burning"). Location:  HGS 119, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street Sponsored by: Office for Diversity & Equal Opportunity. Light refreshments will be served


OMSC Lecture: “Research and Reconstruction in Oecusse Enclave, East Timor” presented by Jeff and
Laura Meitzner Yoder, current OMSC residents who worked with the Mennonite Central Committee, Indonesia, and Oxfam, East Timor. Tuesday, October 19, 7:30 p.m., Great Commission Hall, Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. A discussion period will follow the lecture. For lecture details or directions, visit www.OMSC.org (What’s New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.



Yale/New Haven involvement continued:



Laughing at Ourselves: A Night of Comic Relief & Lively Discussion, Thursday, Oct. 21, 8:00 PM, Shubert Theatre, New Haven. Featuring nationally known comedians Sinbad and Joy Behar. Tickets ($67, $52, $22) available at www.shubert.com or 800-228-6622. Proceeds benefit Christian Community Action’s emergency and transitional housing program and its other services for families in crisis in New Haven. 


The Greater New Haven Interfaith Clergy will be meeting at YDS in Niebuhr Lecture Hall on Tuesday, October 26, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.  Their guest speakers will be Rabbi Ron Kronish, Director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council of Israel, and Dr. Muhammad Hourani, Coordinator of the Center for Peace and Reconciliation at the Shalom Hartman Institute.  Rabbi Kronish founded the Council of 70 Jewish, Muslim, and Christian organizations in 1991 to promote peaceful coexistence in Israel and the surrounding region.  Dr. Hourani is a Palestinian Muslim who was born in Eastern Galilee, educated at Hebrew University and in England and studied at Santa Barbara, and is a lecturer in David Yellin's Teachers College. The Interfaith Clergy Group warmly welcomes all YDS students to join them in Niebuhr Hall any time from 12:30 on. For more info, contact Rick Mapes, YDS '52, at 483-7558 or marick12@comcast.net.










Editing/Proofreading: Small publisher needs experienced editors/proofreaders who can spot egregious errors quickly. Background in journalism with deadlines would be good. Knowledge of baseball is a plus. Compensation commensurate with experience ($15-25/hr). Flexible hours including days/evenings. Please email John Benson (john.benson@yale.edu) or call 800-707-9090.


IBMR Project Research Assistant. Purpose: Assist with the creation of a bibliographic database for the International Bulletin of Missionary Research project "Researching Mission: Doctoral Dissertations in English since 1900." Duties: Research various online and print resources to find dissertations that fall within the scope of the project and enter records into a Microsoft Access database. Enhance records by adding abstracts or subject headings as directed. Job Specifics: Part-time position (10 hours/week minimum); hours to be scheduled between 8:30-5:00 weekdays; workstation in Divinity Library. If interested please contact Eric Friede at (203) 432-6372 or eric.friede@yale.edu.




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: Oct. 25, 12:30-1:30, in Ministry Resource Center, Adult Education Starting at a Change of Church Seasons like Advent.  Just come, no registration necessary.


Are you leading bible study for men, for women, about women in the Bible, on the lectionary passages, about hope or forgiveness, or anything else?  We have leaders guides on all these topics and many more.  You can use them like recipes which can be adjusted to your circumstances—just like when you cook.  There are enough to help you facilitate groups for years.  Both video and print resources are here for your leading groups.





Want to think about the kind of worship that meets people’s needs, fits your congregation?  The above videos, and more, and lots of books will help you think it through.


Need a costume for biblical storytelling?  Or for a drama?  Come and get them from our suitcases by the front desk and sign them out.


Know more about your denomination?  Here are some video possibilities and there are more:  Who Are We Presbyterians?  Who Are the Lutherans?  What it Means To Be An Episcopalian, What Does It Mean To Be United Methodist?


Lots of Martin Luther videos here… and his day is coming.


With Eyes Open: Coping With Death: Grief and Healing; Difficult Decisions: When a Loved One Approaches Death; Caregiving; Beyond Life and Death, DVDs to borrow.  There are a lot more on these topics too.


CDs with music to accompany hymns in nursing home chaplaincies, or for your own listening and learning:  try this one—Compact Disc Accompaniment Edition, The United Methodist Hymnal.