October 31 – November 6, 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:





     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:


The YDS Student Directory is now available.  

Please stop by the Registrar's Office for a copy.  


Marquand Chapel

November 1 - 5


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

                        Monday, November 1: Siobhán Garrigan and Patrick Evans will lead an                                                          All Saints Day service.

                        Tuesday, November 2: graduating student Cecelia Jones will offer the homily.

                        Wednesday, November 3: the sung morning prayer service in the African-American                            tradition continues.

                        Thursday, November 4: Dean Robert Wilson will preach and the Gospel Choir
                        will perform as we welcome prospective students to campus for Fall Visitation Day.

                        Friday, November 5: the Yale Committee for Social Justice will lead our weekly                                  community Eucharist, in preparation for the Crop Walk, which will be held the next day.                        All who gather for worship are welcome at the communion table in Marquand Chapel.








Thomas Troeger Lecture: 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 Thomas H. Troeger, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, The Raph E. and Norma E. Peck

Professor of Preaching and Communications, Director of the Doctor of Ministry, ILIFF SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY. Lecture entitled “Revitalizing the Landscape of the Heart:  the Collaborative Work of Musicians, Liturgists and Artists.” Tuesday, November 2, 12:30 PM, Great Hall, ISM.


Prospective Student Day: The YDS Admissions Office, together with Berkeley and ISM, will host its annual Prospective Student Day on Thursday, November 4th.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the foyer and morning and afternoon sessions will take place in the Common Room.   A closing reception will be held at the Deanery at 3:30 p.m. to which the YDS community is invited.  Please join us in welcoming our guests toYDS!


Yale Committee for Social Justice Happenings:


The Yale Committee for Social Justice (YCSJ) will host a two-part lecture and discussion series with Rev. Dr. Don Wagner on the issue of the Israel-Palestine conflict November 4 and 5th. Dr. Wagner's first presentation on Thursday Nov. 4 will take place at 7:00 pm in Lindsley-Chittendon Hall Room 101 (63 High Street). His lecture, "The Presbyterian Church & Divestment from Israel?" will look at recent PCUSA decisions to consider selective divestment from the state of Israel through a lens of social justice and its potential effects on Israelis and Palestinians.


On Friday Nov. 5, YCSJ will host a lunch time discussion with Dr. Wagner from 12-1 in Latourette Hall. Dr. Wagner will give a brief presentation on Christian Zionism and its effects on the issue of Israel-Palestine before opening for general questions and discussion. Pizza will be provided. All are welcome to both presentations. Please e-mail Joel Hanisek (joel.hanisek@yale.edu) with questions.



YDS hosts CROPWALK on Saturday November 6th at 3pm. This event raises awareness concerning hunger issues in New Haven and throughout the world and it also raises funds to support local and international organizations.  All students, faculty, staff, families or church groups are heartily welcome. Yale Committee for Social Justice will have an informational and sign-up table during coffee hour and lunch the week of October 25th-29th in the Common Room.  Email Elizabeth Lerohl at   elizabeth.lerohl@yale.edu if you have questions or would like to participate in this event.



From your Reference Librarians: Are you writing a paper that ranges beyond what is covered in religion databases? Keep in mind that Yale subscribes to databases relevant to economics, art, gender studies, etc., etc.... See the Subject Guides found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/guides/ to find out which databases may be most relevant for your purposes. Your friendly reference librarians are always available to help.  Stop by the Reference Office or send us an email message at: divinity.library@yale.edu 



YDS Initiative in Religion, Science and Technology presents a seminar on "Religion, Health and Wholeness: Personal, Scientific, and Theological Perspectives". Monday, November 8th, 4:00-6:00 pm. Prof. Wesley Avram and Dr. Peter Van Ness, Assistant Director of the Biostatics Core of Yale Geriatrics will both be presenting. Please note that this event will be held in the Interdisciplinary Bioethics Project Seminar Room at 87 Trumbull St. All are welcome and Chinese food will be provided during the seminar.


Call for Papers and Projects: The YDS Initiative in Religion, Science & Technology (IRST) is inviting submissions for a Graduate and Faculty Forum, which will be held December 6th, 2004. IRST is looking for unpublished papers, works in progress, or course projects that can be adapted to a 20 minute presentation. Any topic which broadly relates to the field of religion and science is welcome. If you are interested in more information, please see the IRST website or the description which is posted around the divinity school. Anyone interested in submitting their work should e-mail an abstract (500 words or less) of your paper to wesley.avram@yale.edu, by November 15th. Up to three works will be
chosen and the presenters will be notified by November 29th. A Certificate of Academic Presentation will be awarded to each of the presenters.

On-Campus, continued:


Coffee Shop Feedback Requested: A group of students is trying to start a coffee shop on the YDS quad and is looking for feed back about the possible use of one of the nooks in the commuter lounge (currently being used for storage). Recognizing that the lounge is one of a very limited number of study
areas for students on this campus, we are looking for feed back regarding this possible location.  Please send questions or comments or concerns to YDScoffee@hotmail.com. Thanks, Benjamin Hopkins.


ISM Upcoming Events:


Liturgy Symposium

 Nov. 1, ISM Great Hall, 4:30pm
Mellonee Burnim, Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Ethnomusiucology and Ritual Studies. "Dynamics of Race, Religion and Culture in the Gospel Music Industry."


Yale Schola Cantorum 
 Nov. 6, Sprague Hall, 8pm.
"Chiaroscuro," with instrumental ensembles directed by Robert Mealy and Robert van Sice. The Yale Schola Cantorum, under the direction of Simon Carrington, will present its first concert of the 2004-2005 season on Saturday, November 6, 2004 at 8 pm at Sprague Memorial Hall in New Haven (470 College St.). The program, entitled "Chiaroscuro – Contrasts of Light and Shade," includes Italian works from the late Renaissance/early Baroque period and from the twentieth century. 
Great Organ Music at Yale

Nov. 7, Woolsey Hall, 8pm
Diane Meredith Belcher, Organist, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, N.J. Works by Reger, Mendelssohn, Bach, Hoiby, Messiaen, and Michel.



Yale/New Haven Area Involvement


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


OMSC Lecture, Tuesday, Nov 2: 7:30 p.m. “Visual Operation World” presented by Mr. Patrick Johnstone, author of Operation World, 21st Century Edition (2001) and The Church Is Bigger than You Think: The Unfinished Work of World Evangelization (2000), fall 2004 senior mission scholar in residence at OMSC. 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 w.ww.OMSC.org (What’s New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.


Service for Peace: Sunday, November 7, 2004, 7:00-8:00 pm, Battell Chapel. Featuring GodSong, a Hartford-area auditioned choir dedicated to the singing of great sacred choral works in the context of Christian worship. Sponsored by the University Chaplain’s Office. Childcare Provided.  



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



Would you like to feel better about getting leaders/participants for groups and ministries in your congregation?  Not feel that you are twisting arms and laying on guilt trips?  Feel that you are doing it as Jesus might have done it?  Affirming people even when their “No” is an appropriate response?  Receiving more “yes” than “no” responses?


To change your approach and feelings as in leader selection for the congregation and


to guarantee that you have all the leaders/participants you need,


You are invited to a workshop in the Ministry Resource Center


Tuesday, November 2, 12:30-1:30






Nov. 8, 12:30-1:30, Stewardship Nurture as a Part of Faith Nurture Year Round, another workshop for you


Resources you may want:


Thanksgiving and Advent resources for worship, study, drama, missional experiences for all ages


Preaching video tapes


Music for all kinds of worship


Bible study resources for any kind of group, anywhere:  we have 100s of kinds for church, community, prison, nursing home, etc.


Think ahead to Martin Luther King Day, Lent, Black History Month, new adult studies for January….What you need is here!  Ask us!