November 28 – December 4, 2004


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Academic Information



From the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Robert Wilson:


Due Date

All work for the first semester is due by the end of the semester,

Friday, December 17, unless the instructor specifies an earlier date.



1.         In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or family crisis, the instructor may grant an extension of time beyond the end of the semester, but no extension can be given beyond Monday, February 7, 2005. 


2.     No work from the first semester can be accepted by a faculty member after that date.


Additional Extensions

1           A student may appeal to the Professional Studies Committee for an additional extension.  Such an appeal must be made in writing before February 7 on a form provided by the Registrar’s office. 


2.     Extensions will be considered by the Committee only in exceptional circumstances, such as those indicated above.



         The schedule of dates, deadlines, and extensions, as published by the Divinity School, applies to all courses to be credited towards a Divinity School degree, regardless of University department or school in which they are taken.



From the Registrar's Office

As you are aware, we have dispensed with pre-registration.  Students, however, are expected to  meet with their faculty advisers sometime during the week of November 15-19 or November 29-December 3 to discuss how the year has been going and course selection for spring.  


Online registration will take place when students return in January.

Your adviser has been sent a copy of your transcript and if you are an MDiv or Comprehensive MAR they have also been sent a degree audit.

Students whose adviser is on leave this semester may wait until January to see their adviser.

Time changes:

Rel. 772, Lutheran Ethics in Comparative Context (Outka) will meet Mondays 1:30-3:20.
            Rel. 774, Contemporary Protestant, Roman Catholic Ethics (Farley, Outka) Tuesdays,
            Rel. 783, Liturgical Theology (Garrigan) will meet on Mondays and Fridays from
1:30-3:00 p.m.






From the Dean of Students:


Dear YDS Community,


Each Christmas, we present a gift of money to the members of the custodial, dining hall, grounds, and security staff, as one way of expressing our appreciation for the important service they offer to our community each day.  This gift of money is based on your individual contributions and is presented to our colleagues on the last day of work before the Christmas holiday. If you would like to contribute to the gift, please make your donation in cash to me.  If it is necessary for you to write a check, you may do so (make it payable to "Dale Peterson"), but a cash contribution is preferred.  You may hand your contribution to me directly, or leave it for me at my office.  We will collect contributions from Monday, November 29th through Friday, December 17th. This expression of appreciation to these friends and colleagues is an enduring and heartfelt tradition of the Divinity School community.  This is one way we can offer thanks to these individuals who make our daily routines in this place more enjoyable and productive.  If you have questions or concerns, please let me know.  Thank you.



Dale Peterson
Dean of Students



Final exam schedule on following page.


Final Exam Schedule

First Semester, 2004-2005



Monday, December 13


9-12 noon

Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (Sharp)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 600


Latourette S223


Rel. 600


Bushnell S200

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 601

N.T. Interpretation (Fitzgerald)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 601


Latourette S223


Rel. 601


Great Hall/ISM


Tuesday, December 14


9-10:30 a.m.

Rel. 782

Foundations of Xn. Worship (Garrigan, Spinks)

Great Hall/ISM

9-12 noon

Rel. 618

Intermediate Greek (Gundry-Volf)

Bushnell S200

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 820

Philosophy of Religion (Hare)



Wednesday, December 15


9-12 noon

Rel. 712

Religious Ethics & Modern Moral Issues (Outka)


9-12 noon

Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (Volf)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 726


Latourette S223


Rel. 726


Bushnell S200

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 678

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (Hoffer)

Bushnell S100

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 791

Ecclesiology, Ministry & Polity UCC (Siladi)


2-5 p.m.

Rel. 795

Anglican Theology/History I: Great Britain (Beeley)

Bushnell S200


Thursday, December 16


9-11 a.m.

Rel. 679

Greek Exegesis:  Galatians (Hultin)

Bushnell S100

9-12 noon

Rel. 604

Elementary Biblical Hebrew (Neujahr)

Latourette S223

9-12 noon

Rel. 605

Elementary N.T. Greek (Berg)

Bushnell S200

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 636

English Exegesis: Gospel of Matthew (Hultin)

Bushnell S100

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 798

Anglican Theol/HistoryII: ECUSA/Anglican Church (Britton)

Niebuhr Hall


Friday, December 17        


9-12 noon

Rel. 720

History of Xn. Theology to 451 (Beeley)

Niebuhr Hall

2-3 p.m.

Rel. 700

History of Western Xnity: 100-1200 (Rittgers)

Bushnell S100



Marquand Chapel

November 28 - December 3


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



                        Monday, November 29: Professor Martin Jean will offer the homily.

                        Tuesday, November 30: graduating student Kelly Van Andel presents a
                        service entitled "Listening to Native American Voices."

                        Wednesday, December 1: the sung morning prayer service in the

                        African-American tradition continues.

                        Thursday, December 2: the chapel ministry team presents a service around
                        the theme of icons in Christian worship.

                        Friday, December 3: Dean of Students Dale Peterson will preside at the
                        final community Eucharist of the fall semester.  All who gather for worship

                        are welcome at the communion table in Marquand Chapel.







The Initiative in Religion, Science & Technology is holding a lecture on Monday, November 29th from 4:15-6:15 in the RSV Room. Prof. Steven Horst, Chair of the Philosophy Department at Wesleyan University will be speaking on "Why the Sciences do not Threaten Consciousness, Free Will, or Miracles". All are welcome!

NEW Course Offering for Spring Term 2005. Please take note of the Religion, Science & Technology course being offered next term by Prof. Avram and Dr. Nihal de Lanerolle. The course format will be a discussion time around a meal, followed by lecture. In addition to having input from the Yale instructors, students will also have the opportunity to hear six different guest speakers. The class is being offered Wednesday evenings from 6-9 pm. For more information please see the syllabus in the Common Room or e-mail wesley.avram@yale.edu or nihal.delanerolle@yale.edu.


Free Yoga classes for Yale students/faculty--Sponsored by Berkeley Divinity School's Annand Program for Spiritual Formation--Weekly on Monday nights, 6:00-7:30pm. Classes taught by Eric Jeuland M.Div. '06, Certified KaliRay Triyoga instructor. No prior experience required. Mats, blocks, pillows provided (though feel free to bring your own mats). Wear comfortable, loose clothing. Please try to come a bit early to begin class on time. Here is the room schedule until the end of the semester: 11/29 S100, 12/6  TBD. If there is demand, classes may be held during reading weeks. If you have any questions or comments, email eric.jeuland@yale.edu.

On-Campus, continued:


Yale Center for Faith and Culture Announces Theology Live: A series engaging with and learning from leaders in diverse fields who have “gone live” with their ideas, endeavoring to engage and shape the broader public with a voice rooted in and informed by faith

Next in the Series: Stanley Hauerwas,

Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke University Divinity School

Tuesday, November 30
Reception—Yale Center for Faith & Culture (S-116)  5:15 p.m.
Lecture—Niebuhr Lecture Hall
6:00 p.m



Help decorate the YDS Christmas tree on Tuesday, November 30 at 12:30 in the Common Room. Faculty, students, and staff are all invited.  The Community Life Committee will provide materials for
volunteers to make unique ornaments.  Come trim the tree and spread some holiday cheer during your lunch break!



Berkeley's Service of Lessons and Carols. Wednesday, December 1, 6:00 pm at the Berkeley Center (363 St. Ronan Street) a reception will follow.  All are welcome!


All the Way Through Evening: Songs from the AIDS Quilt Songbook: A Concert-Liturgy in commemoration of World AIDS Day featuring panels from the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Patrick Evans, baritone, Djordje Nesic, piano. Wednesday, December 1, Marquand Chapel, 8:00 pm. All are welcome.



Save the Date: YDS Christmas Party. Mark your calendars now for Tuesday, December 7, the date of our annual community Christmas party!  Join the Community Life Committee in the Common Room right after the Advent Service.  We will have festive decorations, food, drink, fellowship, and a very special visit from Santa.  Families, partners, and children are all welcome.



Interested in joining a Spiritual Direction Group?  New ones are forming now and will be forming into the new semester.  (FYI, they are good for the soul.) Contact Martha Korienek at martha.korienek@yale.edu with your availability to join one. Brought to you by the Annand Program for Spiritual Formation.


ISM Upcoming Events:


 Yale Camerata. Dec. 4, Battell Chapel,
8 pm.

"Dona Nobis Pacem" Advent Concert. With Tuks Camerata, Johann van der Sandt, director. Free and Open to the Public.


ISM Events, Cont.


Yale Schola Cantorum. Dec. 6, St. Mary's Church, New Haven, 8pm.
Yale Schola Cantorum, the University’s new specialist chamber choir directed by Simon Carrington, perform "Vespers," the North American premiere of Heinrich Biber’s Vesperae longiores ac breviores. The soloists will be from Yale’s recently established graduate voice program in early music, and the Yale Collegium Players will be directed by the well-known baroque violinist Robert Mealy. Free and Open to the Public.


Yale Schola Cantorum. Dec. 7, St. Michael's Church, 225 W. 99th St, New York, 8pm.
A repeat performance of "Vespers." Free and Open to the Public.



Student Organ Recitals:

Wed, Dec. 8. Mina Choi. Dwight Chapel, 12:30pm

Sat, Dec. 11. Brian Harlow, Woolsey Hall, 3pm 



Yale/New Haven Area Involvement



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

Sunday, December 5: The Reverend Cynthia Terry, Associate Chaplain, 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.



University Service of Lessons & Carols: Sunday, December 5, 7:00 PM. Service presented by The Church of Christ in Yale. (Childcare is provided for this service.) Battell Chapel is located at the corner of Elm and College Streets.  Wheelchair accessible. Crib room and church school.  Information available at 432-1130.  The Church of Christ in Yale is an open and affirming member of the United Church of Christ.  All are welcome.


Multifaith Service of Music, Silence and Light: Wednesday, December 8, 12:00-1:00 pm, Battell Chapel. This service is sponsored by the University Chaplain’s Office. (No childcare is provided for this service.) This simple multifaith service is an opportunity for all who would like to mark death and loss as needed.  Come for the whole hour, or come for the part that you can.  Come to remember and mark the death of someone whose funeral you could not attend; come to remember and mark the death of someone shoes loss is still raw and painful; come to remember and mark the death of someone whose loss has long been part of your life.  Come, remember, give and receive what you need.  Sponsored by the University Chaplain's Office; questions can be directed to the Rev. Cynthia Terry (432-1131, cynthia.terry@yale.edu).


Campus Car Share Survey: Several graduate students at the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies are creating a business plan for a campus car share service. They invite your participation in a survey that will help them better understand the personal transportation needs of students, faculty and staff. The survey can be found at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?A=52656876E8531  


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





Do you need to check them out for worship or a group you are working with?  They are here for you.



them for something you are doing?  Check them out.


COSTUMES?  Check them out for dramas, storytelling, enhance people’s getting into the message.




            Entertain yourself and others, get a head start on courses for next semester, explore topics you are interested in religion, church history, Bible, great leaders, preaching, world religions, social justice, etc.  There are things for children and youth in your life too.  Some titles:

            God and the Constitution

            Psychology of the Spiritual Journey


          From Jesus to Christ


Excavating the Bible

The Religious Landscape


Expand your skills in ministry,  ask for a consultation/workshop on these topics 10-3 weekdays at your convenience.  Contact 432-5319, carolynhardin.engelhardt@yale.edu


Resources for Adult Groups Exploring our Christian Responsibilities for the World

Beginning Adult Faith Nurture Groups (Education) With Video Resources and Lay Led

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

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