January 9 – 15, 2005


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 Registrar's Office

To:  All students

On Line Registration—January 10 at  9:00 am-January 21 until 4:00 pm


To begin the process check-in on line at http://www.yale.edu/sis. 


There is open registration between January 10  beginning at 9:00 a.m. and Friday, January 21 4:00 p.m..  After you have registered for classes you should download your classes and have your faculty adviser sign it.  Once it is signed it should be returned to the Registrar’s Office. Registration forms will not be accepted by the Registrar’s Office without an approved signature.  If your advisor is on leave, you will have to find another faculty member to sign off or you may file a change of adviser form with the Registrar’s Office.


All forms are due in the Registrar’s Office by January 21.  Failure to register on time will result in a $25.00 late registration fee.


We will also be updating your ID beginning on January 10.





Marquand Chapel


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


                        Monday, January 10: the chapel team presents a service for Epiphany to

                        welcome us back into the worship space at the start of the new semester.


                        Tuesday, January 11: Professor David Bartlett will preach for the opening of the                                 Marquand Difficult Text Series.  (See the Marquand Reader for more information!)


                        Wednesday, January 12: a new service of sung morning prayer begins!


                        Thursday, January 13: the chapel team presents a service of storytelling,

                        centered around Tomie de Paola’s book The Clown of God.


                        Friday, January 14: the Reverend Dr. Robert Perry, a visiting pastor, will preach

                        and preside at our first weekly Eucharist of the spring semester.  All who gather for                          worship are welcome at the communion table in Marquand Chapel.







From the Dean of Students:

Note of Thanks to the YDS Community


Dear Divinity School Community,

Many thanks to you all for your generous contributions to the staff Christmas gift.  We were able to give very nice gifts of cash to all of our custodial, dining hall, grounds, and security colleagues at the close of last semester.  Each one of these friends in our support staff expressed great appreciation for the kindness and generosity of this community, and asked me to convey their thanks to you for the gifts they
received.  Thank you all.  My best wishes to you for the new year and new semester ahead.  Welcome back!

                                                                                                Dale Peterson, Dean of Students    







Opportunities to support Tsunami Relief efforts:


Northwest Medical Teams: Money goes directly to medical supplies for those affected by the tsunami. Their website is http://www.nwmedicalteams.org.  For those looking for ways to do hands-on help not just in the tsunami affected territories, but elsewhere in the world where there are medical needs, the NW Medical Teams is also an organization through which people volunteer their medical skills. Teams are already on the ground there now. - Lynda Bigler



Response to Tidal Wave Disaster: Church World Service Deploys Regional Teams, Sends $900,000 in Emergency Supplies to Aid Tsunami Survivors.  To read this story and others on this devastating disaster, visit: http://www.churchworldservice.org/news/tsunami/index.html



Excerpt from memo by Dean Robert Alpern, Yale School of Medicine:

Our understanding is the most pressing need right now is for essential medicines and supplies to prevent the spread of disease. Many of you may have already donated to relief organizations that are responding to the disaster. For those who still wish to make a contribution and are wondering where best to direct it, there follows a list of several online guides to organizations that are providing aid:
American Institute of Philanthropy
USA Freedom Corps
Network for Good



Excerpt from email by Gale Pollen (ISM):

I'd been in touch with Jonathan Bonk at the Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC) to see if he had received any word about Nalini Jayasuriya who, as you may remember, returned to her home in Sri Lanka following her time here at OMSC (and her exhibit at ISM/YDS).  Thankfully, she is fine and was able to get through to friends in Florida, who passed the word along.  In his reply, he mentioned that the OMSC community is raising some money to assist relief operations in Sri Lanka. They "will be sending a cheque to Bishop Duleep de Chickera at the end of this month. He is the Anglican bishop of Colombo."  Checks can be made out to OMSC, but donors should write "Sri Lanka Relief" on the memo line; they can be given to Judy Stebbins at OMSC. Thanks, Gale Pollen.








Summer Opportunities


It’s not to early to plan for summer!

Check out these opportunities, updated weekly:



Community-based Summer CPE in Texas: Interested in a CPE program in a non-hospital setting in Texas this summer?  See the information at the Office of Supervised Ministries' cubicle in Seabury, or contact the Rev. Stephen K. Goss, ACPE Supervisor at: (817) 882 ­ 4071.



Association of Yale Alumni 2005 Community Service Summer Fellowship Program:

Spend next summer discovering, teaching, nurturing, advocating...  Be part of this phenomenal program that provides both undergraduate and graduate/professional students (not in their final year of study) the opportunity to spend eight weeks in cities across the country (and one international city), working in full-time community service positions. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate/professional students who are not in their final year of study and who plan to return to Yale the semester following the Fellowship. Yale alumni, who also provide housing and a stipend of $2,800 per student, sponsor each Fellowship. Previous sites have included youth service agencies, homeless/outreach shelters, community re-development agencies, environment/conservation organizations, education enrichment programs, family community centers, and legal aid programs. Application deadline: Friday, January 21, 2005 by 5:00 pm. More info & application: www.aya.yale.edu/cssf   Questions? Call 432-1944





All School Conference 2004/2005:
Disrobing: Our Private Selves and Public Identities


January 24-28, 2005


                                    Tentative Schedule:

                                    Monday, Jan. 24: Social Selves

                                    Tuesday, Jan. 25: Material Selves

                                    Wednesday, Jan. 26: Psychological & Spiritual Selves

                                    Thursday, Jan. 27: Sexual Selves

                                    Friday, Jan. 28: Political Selves


The conference's theme explores the image of private and public roles of clergy and academics, in order to ask questions of self-formation and vocation both as a crucial part of individual well-being and as preparation for effective public ministry, teaching, or other church-related careers.


The All School Conference is a program of the Community Life Committee.  For more information, contact Matt.Haugen@yale.edu, or Joshua.Rinas@yale.edu (ASC Co-Coordinators)

On-Campus, cont.


Homiletics Lecture: You are invited to attend a presentation by L. Susan Bond who is a candidate for the Homiletics Senior Search. She will be giving her presentation entitled "Inventing the Sermon" on Tuesday, January 11 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Marquand Chapel. It will involve issues of homiletical
theology, hermeneutics, homiletical exegesis, and pedagogy. Copies of her CV are available in Rm. N122. You are also welcome to attend the coffee hour at
11:00 a.m. in the Common Room after the morning Chapel service to speak with Professor Bond.


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.

Eric's Yoga Class starts Monday of 1st week at 7:15pm in the RSV room. All Yale students and faculty are welcome, free of charge, thanks to Berkeley's Annand Program for Spiritual Formation.  Direct questions to eric.jeuland@yale.edu.



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. 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.



St. Olaf College Choir will be performing at Woolsey Hall on Wednesday, February 2nd at 7:30 p.m. The St. Olaf Choir, with 75 mixed voices, is the pioneer a cappella choir in the United States. For more than three-quarters of a century, the choir has set a standard of choral excellence and remained at the forefront of choral artistry. Directed since 1990 by Anton Armstrong, the St. Olaf Choir continues to develop the tradition that originated with its founder, F. Melius Christiansen. This concert is part of the choir’s annual tour. Tickets $25 for adults, $15 for students. General admission. Tickets can be ordered through the Shubert Theatre: www.shubert.com/tickets, or call 203-562-5666.





Executive Director, Interfaith Refugee Ministry, New Haven, CT. We seek a FT, results-oriented ED with at least 3-5 years executive level experience in a similar nonprofit. IRM is a $550,000 organization that provides a range services for refugees and immigrants. Master’s degree or equivalent; demonstrated cultural competence and success at building fundraising boards essential. Salary negotiable. See position description at www.interfaithrefugee.org Email responses to Janna Pedersen, ampersand@charter.net. (Callista has full job description. Email callista.brown@yale.edu to receive it via email.)