YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL

February 13 – 19, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marquand Chapel

 

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

 

                        Monday, February 14: Dr. Phyllis Trible will preach a sermon entitled                                                             “Striving After the Wind.”

                        Tuesday, February 15: the fourth Difficult Texts Series service will
                        feature Professor John Hare preaching on 2 Corinthians 5:14.

                        Wednesday, February 16: visitor to campus Nance Guilmartin will preach
                        and Professor Barbara Blodgett will preside at our weekly Eucharist, held
                        for a trial period on Wednesday.  All who gather for worship are welcome
                        at the communion table in Marquand Chapel.

                        Thursday, February 17: graduating student Linda Tyson will offer the homily.

                        Friday, February 18
: the service of sung morning prayer prepared by
                        Kimberly Dunn and Michael Smith continues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Opportunities

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

 

 

Fellowship Applications Invited: Spend the month of July in New York working on a research or writing project of your choice with access to libraries and research facilities at Columbia University, Union, Auburn, and Jewish Theological Seminaries. Since 1983, CrossCurrents has sponsored the research colloquium because we want to have an impact not only on how religion is taught and studied, but also on the way it influences events that touch us all. To that end we invite applications for a fellowship that will allow you to spend a month at our expense in a collaborative learning community, diverse in race, age, gender, religion and intellectual discipline working on a project of your design. The successful applicant will have a capacity for integrating his or her faith tradition with the life of the mind, and will outline a project that will be of interest to those outside his or her area of academic specialization or religious tradition. For further information about the Colloquium:<http://www.aril.org/colloquium.htm>http://www.aril.org/colloquium.htm
or call, Charles Henderson, 212-870-2544 or email: colloquium@crosscurrents.org>colloquium@crosscurrents.org.

 

 

 

 

YouthWorks Summer Program: YouthWorks, a program that organizes and leads mission experiences for teenagers in the US, Canada, and Mexico.  They need Site Directors to supervise staff, and Site Staff for various staff roles. The program runs from May 23 through August 7.  For more information, check out the Blue Summer Opportunities Notebook outside Dean Peterson's office, or visit the website, www.youthworks.com.

 

 

 

 

For more summer opportunities, see past issues of the Q Source (http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.html)

or consult the Summer Opportunities notebook outside of the Dean of Students’ Office.

 


 

On-Campus

 

PARKS - KING LECTURE
2004 - 2005

"Being Fruitful: Reclaiming Virginity - Reclaiming Self"

by

Dr. John W. Kinney
Dean and Professor of Theology and Historical Studies
The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology

Tuesday, February 15, 2005
5:15 pm
Marquand Chapel

Reception Following
Day Missions Library

All are welcome and encouraged to attend

 

A luncheon forum titled "Forging the Dream: Remembering YDS in the Pre-civil rights Era" will precede the Parks-King Lecture, Tuesday, February 15th.  A panel made up of Black YDS alumni from the 1940s and 1950s will examine the pedagogy of gender and racial inclusion at YDS.  The forum is part of a research project being conducted by the Rev. Dr. Yolanda Y. Smith, assistant professor of Christian Education at Yale Divinity School, and Dr. Moses N. Moore, Jr., '77, associate professor of American and African American religious history at Arizona State University.  The project is aimed at contributing to the understanding of the history of theological education for blacks in America, with particular attention to the experience of blacks at Yale Divinity School. The forum will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Common Room.  Participants are asked to bring their own lunches, but beverages and desserts will be provided.  A book signing will immediately follow the luncheon.

 

Immortalize Thyself!  Make a Graven Image! This  week (February 15-18) is THE Week to Sign up for Senior Portraits (you know, those fabulous little square photos in the hallways that you stare at when you're bored or cutting class or trying to avoid someone...). The Portraits will be taken in the Commuter Lounge on the following days:  Tuesday, Feb. 22, Thursday, Feb. 24,Monday, Feb. 28 and Wed, Mar. 2, (and, no, there won't be a make-up day...so do it now!). MASSIVE sign up sheets will be posted in the Common Room beginning this Tuesday (so don't tell us ya didn't see them...). You will be asked to sign up for a 15 minute slot (only one slot per person, please). When you arrive for your portrait sitting, please bring with you, along with your shining face and perfect coif, cash or a check in the amount of $50.  Checks should be made out to James Anderson.  The $50 will cover your sitting fee, six proofs, and an 11x14 class composite proof (which you will receive during Commencement).  Any concerns or questions should be addressed to Dale Peterson and/or Jamie Manson.

 

On-Campus, cont.

 

 

 

Initiative in Religion, Science and Technology Lecture: On Wednesday, February 16th, Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College, will be coming
to YDS as part of the Initiative in Religion, Science and Technology lecture series. Bill will be participating in a discussion time at the Interdisciplinary Bioethics Project (IBP Seminar Room,
87 Trumbull St) from 4-5:30 pm and also will be giving a public lecture in Niebuhr Hall from 8-9 pm. Everyone is invited to attend either event.

 

 

Wippell's Coming to YDS: Berkeley graduating seniors, it's not too soon to order your academic
hood; graduation is just around the corner!  Juniors and middlers embarking upon a parish internship in the fall, why not order your cassock alb, cassock and surplice now?  A representative from J. Wippell & Company, clergy goods supplier, will be here at YDS on Wednesday, February 23 from
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Common Room. This will likely be the only Wippell's visit this semester, so make
sure to stop by.  Contact Kate Bryant at 203-497-9774 or katherine.bryant@yale.edu for more information.

 

 

Announcing the 2005/06 YDS Travel/Study Seminar….

The Middle East: Living Conflict, Creating Beauty: December 28, 2005-Jan. 6, 2006.
Interested? Come to a brief informational meeting: Thursday Feb. 24th,
12:30-1:30, Latourette.
Professor Serene Jones, Professor Jeremy Hultin, and student Joel Hanisek (M.Div. ’06) will be on hand to answer questions ranging from thematic content to scholarships to safety concerns. Please join us!
Questions: joel.hanisek@yale.edu.

 

 

German Lunch Table: The German lunch table will resume its weekly gatherings. Everybody interested in practicing German (at all levels) is welcome! We meet on Mondays noon to 1:00 pm in the refectory of the Divinity School (except during reading week). For any questions, please contact: christl.maier@yale.edu.

 

Bible Study: Interested in a no agenda, non-academic, just people sitting around, talking, kind of Bible study?  Cool.  Bring your Bible, head to the Commuter Lounge, grab a cup of Holy Grounds coffee,
and we'll start from there. Mondays at
3:30. If people are interested but can't make that time, a second group might get started, so please email if you fall under this category. Questions?  Contact: Rob
Leacock at robert.leacock@yale.edu. Brought to you by the Annand Program for Spiritual Formation.

 


On-Campus, cont.

 

 

Art & Soul Workshop: Process Painting as a Path to the Holy. Saturday, February 26, 1:00-4:30 PM, at Artist’s Crossing Hamden. Materials provided. Facilitated by Studio Artist and Spiritual Director, Harriet Carew, M.Div., this workshop will offer an opportunity to explore "process painting" as a way to make soul art.  The painting method focuses on an intuitive, non-verbal level by inviting images to emerge from our unconscious. Through movement and music, participants will be led to the right side of the brain.  Here, using color, line and form, paintings will be created in oil pastels that become the locus of individual meditation. The playfulness and integration of new aspects of ourselves can lead to sacred and authentic dialogue with the God of our understanding as well as stretch our capacity to companion others. Wear comfortable clothes. Harriet Carew was trained as a Spiritual Director at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and is a former art teacher. Artist's Crossing is located next to Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 2927 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden. Please direct questions to and register by Wednesday, Feb. 23 by contacting Jackie Corning: Jacqueline.Corning@yale.edu or 432-9285. Brought to you by the Annand Program for Spiritual Formation

 

“Poems From God” and Poetry Reading: Acclaimed poet Li-Young Lee, author of Book of My Nights, Rose, and The City in Which I Love You, will be holding an informal conversation with YDS students on Thursday, March 3, from 12:15-1:15, in room S-100.  (Lunch will be provided.)  Li-Young has won numerous awards for his poetry and is also the author of an autobiography, The Winged Seed.  His discussion is entitled "Poems from God," and all students are welcome.  If you wish to attend, there will be a small packet of readings outside Lana Schwebel's office (S-213) as of Tuesday afternoon; please pick one up before the event. Li-Young Lee will also be reading from his work later that same day, at 4:15 in the Divinity Book Supply, with a signing and reception to follow. This event is brought to you by the Yale Literature and Spirituality Series in collaboration with the Divinity Book Supply.  If you have any questions about the series, please contact lana.schwebel@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. Sunday, February 20: The Reverend Frederick J. Streets, University Chaplain and Senior Pastor of the 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.

 

 

Business & Society: The Yale School of Management is pleased to announce Business and Society, a series of three panels featuring socially focused entrepreneurs, community development investors, and Corporate Social Responsibility officials. Sponsored by the Double Bottom Line student club. Tuesday, February 15, 2005, 6-7:30 p.m. Community Development Investing: Can Venture Capital Manage a Double Bottom Line? This panel explores whether community development venture capital is a viable model or a noble, but unachievable aspiration. Moderator: David Cromwell, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Yale SOM. Panelists from Citibank Center for Community Development, SJF, Ventures, JPMorgan Bay Area Equity Fund. Location: General Motors Room at 55 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT.

Yale/
New Haven, cont.

 

 

Black Feminist Coalition at Yale: For the past year, a group of black women have gathered in each other’s homes and built a community of sisterhood and support.  Sister Space-- The Black Feminist Coalition at Yale has been a place to practice feminism, foster relationships and build trust.  We are an amalgam of theories, disciplines, and opinions and our monthly meetings are as lively and intellectually engaging as they are needful for the group. On Friday, February 25th, we will open our doors once again for membership in the hopes that the intimate world we have created can expand and include more black women in search of what we are offering--a place to meet once a month to consider black women's lives, arts, histories, thoughts, and representations, to discuss issues of political and personal import, and to support one another's scholarly and professional endeavors. The first anniversary meeting of the Black Feminist Coalition will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 25th at the home of Kimberly Brown.  Please R.S.V.P. via email: kimberly.j.brown@yale.edu  by February 20th if you plan to attend. The Black Feminist Coalition

 

 

Art and Soul Workshop: On Saturday, Feb. 26 from 1:00-4:30, Spiritual Director Harriet Carew will be offering her annual workshop on art and the soul (which involved painting!) at Artist's Crossing in Hamden.   More details are to follow.  Brought to you by the Annand Program for Spiritual Formation.

 

 

 


 

 MINISTRY RESOURCE CENTER

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

 

Black History Month

resources for worship, study, special events: 

posters, music, videos, etc.!

 

Videos about African American leaders: 

Mary McLeod Bethune the spirit of a champion

Bernice Johnson Reagon: SNCC freedom singer and founder of

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Ruby Sales: Episcopalian seminarian and SNCC organizer

James Lawson: teacher and practitioner of nonviolence

Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons: Islamic scholar and SNCC organizer

Andrew Young: former executive director, Southern Christian Leadership Conference and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

Martin Luther King, Jr.

   And more……………………………..

 

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:

 

Considering the Issues Christians Face in Adult Learning Groups, Feb. 22

 

Selecting Leaders with Guaranteed Positive Results for Congregations, Mar. 2

 

Thinking Theologically with Youth, Mar. 10

 

Exploring Theological Themes with Adults in Congregations, Mar. 16

 

Video-based Biblical Study Resources for Congregations, Mar. 31

 

 

Holy Week resources needed???  Look in Lent-Easter shelves and browse for ideas…or in Worship and ASK!