January 16 - 22, 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.:


Tuesday, January 18: graduating student Alison Tichy will offer the homily, and

special music will be provided by the Gospel Choir.

            Wednesday, January 19: the sung morning prayer service written and compiled by

Kimberly Dunn and Michael Smith continues!

            Thursday, January 20: the second Difficult Texts Series service will feature Professor

Christl Maier preaching on 2 Samuel 13, the rape of Tamar.

            Friday, January 21: the chapel team leads us in a hymn-festival Eucharist.  All who

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









Summer Opportunities


It’s not too early to plan for summer! Check out these opportunities, updated weekly:


Seminary Summer: a 10-week internship of faith and action for workplace justice." This program begins in Chicago and sends delegations to worksites around the country to support workers' rights campaigns.  The program can count for Supervised Ministry credit.  The deadline for applications is March 1.  Information and applications are available at the desk outside the Office of Supervised Ministry.
Pilgrim Pines UCC Camp and Conference Center in Yucaipa , California is looking for full-time summer counselors and weekly volunteer counselors for camps serving first grade through High School as well as special-needs adults.  Applications should be submitted ASAP, with most positions assigned by March 14. Information and applications are available at the desk outside the Office of Supervised Ministry, or at www.pilgrimpinescamp.org.


Shalem Center Summer Internship: Positions (some paid) are available at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, a research center devoted to the study of Jewish social thought and public policy.  The eight-week program provides an opportunity for students to provide study with practical experience in various
departments.  Information is available at the desk outside the Supervised Ministries office.


Summer Opportunities, cont.



Bulldogs in the Bluegrass: This Yale-sponsored, 10 week paid internship program works with
organizations in Louisville, many of them non-profit.  Students are paired with mentors and work with community leadership.  Applications and information are available at www.bulldogsinthebluegrass.com, or at the desk in front of the Supervised Ministries Office.

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Summer Mission Opportunity: Interns in this paid program will be placed at Disciples Mission Centers in the Appalachian region, California, or Texas.  Interns will host work groups and work with local communities for about 10 weeks.  Applications and information are available at http://www.homelandministries.org/VIM/Interns.htm or at the desk in front of the Supervised Ministries Office.



Abbey Road is a summer program working with high school students in France, Italy and Spain.  They are hiring for directors, coordinators, and resident advisors.  Abbey Road is coming to do a recruitment session (general information) and interviews on February 8 from 4-5 p.m. in HGS 119.  This is sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences' Career Center. We are invited guests, but not cosponsors (I know nothing more than what's included in this email!). Students attending the info session should bring resumes with them, and be prepared for an interview that evening.  More information about Abbey road may be  found at http://www.goabbeyroad.com/.



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



For additional listings, check the Summer Opportunities book at the desk outside of the Supervised Ministries Office.






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.







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


January 24-28, 2005



                        Monday, Jan. 24: Social Selves

                                    10:30 a.m. Chapel Service

                                    Joint opening lecture by Dr. David Bartlett & Dr. David Kelsey

                        Tuesday, Jan. 25: Material Selves

                                    11 a.m. –1 p.m. Special Coffee Hour- Fair Trade Coffee

            12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Conversation with Rev. Noelle Damico on

Economic Human Rights

            8:30 p.m. Possible Film Presentation

                        Wednesday, Jan. 26: Psychological & Spiritual Selves

                                    12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Fireside chat with Dr. Judith Branson on      

psychological and spiritual health.

                        Thursday, Jan. 27: Sexual Selves

                                    12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch discussion on Being Out in the Workplace

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Discussion of Sexuality in the Public and Private                                                          Sphere and Community Dinner sponsored by the Student Council.

8:30 p.m. Possible Film Presentation

                        Friday, Jan. 28:

                                    10:30 a.m. Chapel Service

                                    Concluding Remarks

                                    9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Fatted Café Dance Party sponsored by the                                                                    Black Seminarians and Yale Committee for Social Justice.        


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 David M. Greenhaw, a visiting
homiletician.  He will be giving a presentation entitled "Preaching and the Public" on Tuesday, January 18 from
12:30-1:30 p.m. in Marquand Chapel.  He will reflect on the differences between teaching how to preach a sermon and how to engage in the preaching ministry of the church. Copies of his 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 Greenhaw.

Homiletics Lecture:  On Friday, January 21 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., James Henry Harris, a candidate
for the Homiletics Senior Search, will be giving a presentation entitled "Interpreting the Larger Context for Preaching". His presentation will be held in Marquand Chapel. All are invited to attend. Copies of his CV are available in Rm. N122. You are also welcome to attend the coffee hour at
11:15 a.m. in the Common Room after the morning Chapel service to speak with Professor Harris.



AIDS Lecture: Interested in learning more about the HIV/AIDS pandemic?  Come hear YDS's new faith fellow Dr. Isabel Apawo Phiri give her lecture: "A South African Perspective on HIV/AIDS: Responses of Young Women to Men’s Roles in Stopping the Spread of AIDS." Thursday, January 20th, 4 p.m. in Niebuhr Hall.



AIDS Chapel Service Help Wanted:  Did you know that in some countries in southern Africa, 1 in 4 adults is infected with HIV/AIDS?  The YDS Women's Initiative regarding HIV/AIDS in Africa is looking for help putting together a chapel service and common room discussion to promote awareness of these issues.  Meet us January 24th, 4:30 in S200 Bushnell. Everyone welcome.


RefWorks  - YDS Library Workshop: Are you having trouble organizing the references you accumulate in the course of researching and writing a paper or report?  Are they on computer files, note cards, napkins, and gum wrappers?  Solution:  Use RefWorks! RefWorks is a web-based citation management system that is available to Yale students, faculty and staff.  You can add references manually or import directly from ORBIS or other online databases (ATLA Religion Database, for example) available from Yale University Libraries.  It allows you to easily create in-text citations while you are writing your paper.  Once you are finished writing, it takes just moments to generate your bibliography.  Come to a 45 min. tutorial to learn more about how to get started with RefWorks.  If you plan to attend, please set up a RefWorks account.  Click on the RefWorks link on the YDS Library web page http://www.library.yale.edu/div/or the Yale University Library web page http://www.library.yale.edu/.  This will allow more time to explore the system during the workshop.  If you encounter problems setting up an account, please contact Suzanne.Estelle-Holmer@yale.edu or call Suzanne Estelle-Holmer at 432-6374. 

  • Wednesday, January 26 at 12:30-1:15 pm
  • Thursday, January 27 at 12; 30-1:15 pm

All Sessions will be held in the Library in Room L107 (the computer lab).



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.



Strengthening Communities: 1000 Hours of Volunteer Service: In honor of Dr. King, members of the Yale Community (Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni) are encouraged to pledge hours of volunteer service through the months of January and February. Our goal is 1000 hours collectively donated by the Yale community. (1000 hours = 250 people committing to 4 hours of service each!) Volunteers can sign up for service opportunities in TWO ways: In person from Monday, Jan. 10th - Monday Jan. 17th at Commons from 11:30am - 1:30pm (and at other locations on Campus - TBA) and at different event throughout the MLK weekend, OR contact hannah.croasmun@yale.edu.



GPSCY Mega Mixer: Time for another Mega Mixer!!!  Last November more than 400+ graduate and professional students took over the GPSCY for the Fall Mega Mixer!  Now it's time for a second round, so spread the word and come mingle with your fellow Graduate & Professional School students: Saturday, Jan. 29, GPSCY,9pm-2am.



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.



East Asian Religions Workshop: The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University is pleased to present a Workshop on East Asian Religions: “Manipulating Magic; Sages, Sorcerers, and Scholars,” 
April 15, 16 and 17, 2005 at Yale University. The workshop is intended as a forum for discussion. For more information and to REGISTER for this event, please contact eastasian.studies@yale.edu.  Please provide your name, institutional affiliation, title, mailing address, telephone, fax, and email. Registration deadline is Friday, April 8.






Youth Ministry: A vibrant, inclusive, Anglo-catholic parish offering Radical Welcome seeks a seminarian not involved in an internship to assist with the parish's youth group two Sundays each month through early June. Travel expense and modest stipend. First year students most welcome. St. Paul's on the Green, Norwalk. Please contact the Reverend Donna Downs at emailto:Downs@stpaulsnorwalk.org>Downs@stpaulsnorwalk.org.


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



GET A HEAD START ON COURSES from another point of view—DVD or Video:


church history (well over a hundred different ones),

Martin Luther,

Great Preachers and approaches to preaching,

teaching Bible,

pastoral care and counseling,

preventing sexual misconduct,

medieval drama,

cross-cultural ministries and counseling.


Check them out to SEE as well as hear and read about these topics!




Workshops at 12:30 in the Ministry Resource Center.  Just show up!  If date or time isn’t right for you, ask for a repeat:


Leading Bible Study Using Bible Dictionaries, Various Translations, Etc., Jan. 18


Inviting, Not Signing Up—Participation in the Adult Education, Jan. 27


Easy, High Quality, Lay-led Adult Education (ask for it to be repeated)

Adult Education Starting in Lent (ask for it to be repeated!)



LENT: Study group?  Worship resources?  Spiritual formation groups?  We have what you need…



ASH WEDNESDAY:  worship liturgies, prayers, customs.  We can help you prepare.  Resources for children, youth, and adults or intergenerational.


Public events upcoming for Martin Luther King Day, death penalty vigils, and other events might make you think of PRAYING THE SACRED IN SECULAR SETTINGS, Gail E. Bowman.



Get ready for Black History Month.  We have the resources.  Check them out!