April 10-16, 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




Interested in being the next Q Source Editor?


Since I am graduating in May, the Q Source editor position is available for the 2005-06 academic year. This is a great job, and I’d be happy to tell you more about it! If you’re interested in becoming the next editor, email callista.brown@yale.edu by Monday, April 18th. Thank you!  ~ Callista Brown Isabelle




Q Source Publication Schedule

for the remainder of the year:


                                      Publications on:

                                      Monday, April 18

                                      Monday, April 25 ~ the last regular Q Source of the year



                                      Monday, May 16 Commencement Edition

Submission deadline: Friday May 13th.



From the Office of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs:





To:         YDS Faculty and students

From:   Robert Wilson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Date:     March 24, 2005

Re:         Deadlines

Due Date

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

Friday, May 6, 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 Thursday, June 30. 


2.    No work from  the second 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 June 30 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 in which they are taken.






From the Registrar’s Office

Beginning today, April 11, through April 25 is the time set aside for students to meet with their faculty advisers to discuss how the year has gone and start planning their courses for next year.  Returning students should make an appointment with their faculty adviser.  Class schedules for both fall and spring are available from the Registrar's Office.  On-line registration will take place August 30-September 9.

Note time change: Rel. 720 History of Christian Theology to 451 (Beeley) has been moved to Tu, Th
11:30-12:20 plus an hour to be arranged.








Each year the faculty awards three graduate fellowships (the Day, Hooker, and Dwight Fellowships) to those members of the graduating class who have completed at least two years of residency at Yale Divinity School, have acquired such proficiency in theological studies as best to qualify them for doctoral work, and who have been admitted to a doctoral program in this country or elsewhere.  The grants have varied in size from one thousand to thirty-five hundred dollars.


Applications are available in Dean Wilson’s Office, Seabury first floor, and should be returned to Grace Chao, Room N122, no later than April 15, 2005.






Cap & Gown Order Deadline


Graduating Students:


Please note the deadline to order commencement attire is FRIDAY, APRIL 15th. 

No orders will be accepted after that date.


If students miss this order deadline, a limited number of extra regalia will be available during the distribution hours at the Payne Whitney Gym on a first-come basis and late fees totaling $15 will be added to the cost of the regalia and payment must be in cash only.


Degree-specific hoods and gowns, however, can be guaranteed only with orders received by April 15th.

Please visit www.yale.edu/capandgown for additional information



Marquand Chapel



                                      Please join us for the following services this week,

                                         at 10:30 a.m. except where otherwise noted:

                        Monday, April 11: Professor David Kelsey will preach, as we welcome
                        prospective students for spring visitation day.

                        Tuesday, April 12: graduating student Rob Fisher will preach, and the
                        gospel choir will provide much music for the service.

                        Wednesday, April 13: the new service of sung morning prayer,

                        led by Patrick Evans, continues!

                        Thursday, April 14: the eighth Difficult Texts Series service will
                        feature graduating student Leslie Woods preaching on Song of Solomon 5.

                        Thursday, April 14 at
8:30 p.m.: the chapel team presents a special
                        service on the theme of doubt -- academic doubt, doubt from absence and
                        doubt from suffering -- featuring visiting professor Emilie Townes, jazz
                        percussionist Benjamin Karetnick, and others!

                        Friday, April 15: graduating student Jinny Smanik will preach, and
                        Reverend Martha Highsmith will preside, at our weekly community Eucharist
                        in the Presbyterian Church (USA) tradition.  All who gather for worship
                        are welcome at the communion table in Marquand Chapel.





Final Exam Schedule

Spring Semester 2005



Monday, May 2


9-12 noon

Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (J. Collins)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 600


Latourette S223


Rel. 600


Bushnell S200

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 601

N.T. Interpretation (H. Attridge)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 601


Latourette S223


Rel. 601


Great Hall/ISM

Tuesday, May 3


9-12 noon

Rel. 678

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (V. Hoffer)

Bushnell S100

11-12 noon

Rel. 700

Hist. Western Xnity: 1200-1600 (R. Rittgers)

Niebuhr Hall

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 684

Greek Exegesis:  Acts of Apostles (J. Hultin)

Bushnell S100


Wednesday, May 4


9-12 noon

Rel. 605

Elementary N.T. Greek (S. Berg)

Bushnell S200

2–5 p.m.

Rel. 604

Elementary Biblical Hebrew (M. Neujahr)

Bushnell S200


Thursday, May 5


9-12 noon

Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (S. Jones)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 726


Bushnell S200


Rel. 726


Latourette S223

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 654

History 1st Century Palestine (J. Hultin)

Bushnell S200

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 797

Eucharistic Prayers/Theology (B. Spinks)

Bushnell S100


Friday, May 6


9-12 noon

Rel. 619

Patristic Greek (C. Beeley)

Bushnell S200

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 665

Apostle Paul (J. Gundry-Volf)

Bushnell S200






Summer Opportunities

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



Refugee Ministry: First Congregational Church of Guilford (ONA) seeks summer resident director(s) for its Melita Welcome House, a ministry of hospitality for refugees, June 25 - July 30.  For more information contact Rev. Linda Carleton: lcrltn@earthlink.net or (203)453-0254.


Summer Work / Living Opportunity: My father-in-law recently lost his wife of 60 years.  He's still working 8 - 6 each weekday.  He is however unfamiliar with cooking and we are concerned about his being alone at night.  We are looking for an interested and trustworthy person to do the following for my father-in-law: In exchange for rent: 1) sleep at the house; 2) prepare breakfast & dinner and on Saturday and Sunday occasionally lunch might be included; and 3) because he cannot drive at night any longer, drive him to his office in downtown New Haven in the morning and pick him up in the evening. He lives in a beautiful home in Woodbridge and the person would be assured quiet and privacy.  This person would be available all day to attend classes and or work. If interested contact me by phone or e-mail: Sheila F. Taylor, 203-287-4327 (office), st1813@ctmail.sbc.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.







Writing Consultant: Academic Year 2005-2006. Applications for the position of writing consultant for the Divinity School are now being accepted.  The writing consultant:


1.                  Assists students in understanding how to organize and draft papers for various types of classes.  This work centers on helping students understand the audience for the paper.

2.                  Reviews style, syntax, grammar, proper documentation of resources, and bibliographic formats.

3.                  Reviews papers with students who have been referred by their professors to the writing consultant and helps those students improve their writing.

4.                  Holds several workshops through the year on topics such as writing essay exams, writing credos, using computerized grammar programs.

5.                  Holds regular office hours, approximately 7-10 hours per week.


This applicant should have experience as a writer, editor, or professor/teacher and should have worked with students in writing.  A background in English, technical writing, or communications would be desirable.  The position requires patience with students for whom English is a second language and with students who may have returned to higher education after many years. Please submit a resume to Dean Robert Wilson, c/o Grace Chao, Room N122 by Monday, April 25, 2005.

On-Campus, cont.


Global Lecture presented by Ivone Gebara: Tuesday, April 12, 4:00 p.m., Niebuhr Hall. Presented by Theology of Hospitality. Lecture entitled “Loving Differences in a Divided World: A Feminist Perspective from Latin America.” Ivone Gebara is one of Latin America’s leading theologians. A Brazilian Sister of Our Lady, she holds doctorates in philosophy and religious studies and taught for many years at the Theology Institute of Recife. Among her half-dozen books are Longing for Running Water: Ecofeminism and Liberation and Out of the Depths: Women’s Experience of Evil and Salvation. Responded to by YDS faculty Margaret Farley, Serene Jones and Yolanda Smith.


Yale Divinity School Tenth Annual Book Party: Celebrating publications by YDS Faculty in this academic year. Reception and book signing. Thursday, April 14, 4:00-6:00 p.m., YDS Common Room. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.



Reception for Graduating Students: The YDS Office of Alumni Relations will host a cocktail reception in your honor on Thursday, April 14 from 6:15-8:15pm in the ISM Great Hall. In addition to delicious food and a chance to celebrate your achievements, you will also have the opportunity to meet members of the current Alumni Board. Please save the date! Warmest regards, Elizabeth Strawn, Director of Alumni Relations.



The Yale Center for Faith & Culture is pleased to announce the next lecture in the "Theology Live" series.  C. William Pollard will speak in Latourette Hall at Yale Divinity School on Friday, April 15, at 8am. Bill Pollard is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of The ServiceMaster Company. During his leadership of the Company (1983-1993 and 1999-2001), ServiceMaster was recognized by Fortune magazine as the #1 service company among the Fortune 500 and was included on its most admired companies. The Wall Street Journal listed it as a "star of the future" and the Financial Times recognized it as one of the most respected companies in the world.
The mission of the
Yale Center for Faith & Culture is to promote the practice of faith in all spheres of life through theological research and leadership development.



Spring Fling 2005: All of the YDS, BDS, and ISM communities and their guests are cordially invited to the 25th ANNUAL SPRING FLING, Saturday, April 16th!!  This year's event will be held at Lighthouse Point from 8pm to Midnight.  There will be music, refreshments and hors d'oeuvres provided, and of course, what would Spring Fling be without an antique merry-go-round!! The theme of Spring Fling is Carnivale.  Semi-formal attire encouraged, costumes invited! There will also be a shuttle bus service from the YDS parking lot leaving for Lighthouse Point at 7:45 and 8:30 pm, and returning to YDS at 11:30 pm and 12:15 am. See you at Spring Fling!        



The Initiative in Religion, Science and Technology presents: Graduate & Faculty Forum on "Religion, Health, and Wholeness" - Monday, April 18th. M.Div candidate Natalie Wigg and CIRA Fellow Constance Shisanya will be presenting papers. The forum will be held in the RSV Room from
4:30-6:30 pm. All are welcome and a complimentary dinner will be provided.


On-Campus, cont.



CM Almy Rep on campus: CM Almy — Outfitters to the Church and Clergy since 1892 will exhibit
in the Common Room on Wednesday, April 20.  Stop by and take advantage of your seminarian discount. Your discount may be utilized throughout the year.  Just note that you are a student at YDS when ordering by telephone (800-225-2569), on-line at http://www.almy.com/, via the
catalog, or at the Old Greenwich location (
228 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870).


Literature & Spirituality Series:  Doris Betts. Save the date!  Novelist Doris Betts will be coming to YDS on Thursday, April 21; she will lead a lunchtime discussion from 12:15-1:15 in room S-100.  (Lunch will be provided.)  Doris Betts is the author of nine volumes of fiction, most recently The Sharp Teeth of Love, which was just optioned for a motion picture. She was also a professor of English at the University of North Carolina English Department, Chapel Hill, for 33 years. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Medal of Merit in the Short Story from the Academy of Arts and Letters, three Sir Walter Raleigh Awards, the N.C. Medal in Literature, and other prizes in fiction and teaching.  (One of her biggest fans is Dale Peterson – just ask him!)  Please join us for fun and thought-provoking conversation with this writer and teacher.  (This event is sponsored by the Literature & Spirituality Series at the ISM.) Doris Betts will also be reading from her work that same day, at 4:15 in the Divinity Book Supply.  (Sponsored by Literature & Spirituality in collaboration with the Divinity Book Supply.) Questions?  Please contact Lana Schwebel.


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, April 17: The Reverend Martha C. Highsmith, Interim Associate Pastor of the Church of Christ in Yale and Deputy Secretary, Yale University, 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.



Beinecke Library Poetry Reading: Please join us at the Beinecke Library on Tuesday, April 12 at 4 pm for a poetry reading by Yale University students Austin Allen, Dianne Bilyak, Paula Brady, Gabriele Hayden, Caitlin Mitchell, Alex Nemser, Katherine Tsai, Ivy Wang, and Ivanna Yi. This, our fourth annual celebration of Yale's student poets, will include graduate and undergraduate students reading from their work. A reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact Nancy Kuhl at nancy.kuhl@yale.edu.


The Psalms: St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel & Center, Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life, and
Yale Students for Christ present: “The Psalms,” a dialogue about our beautiful common tradition with
Catholic Priest, Fr. Richard Veras; Associate Rabbi, Lina Grazier-Zerbarini; and Yale Students for Christ Campus Minister, Sang Yun. St. Thomas More Chapel Hall, 268 Park Street (across from Davenport College), Thursday April 14th, 4:30 p.m.


Yale/New Haven, cont.


OMSC Lectures:

Tuesday, April 12: Dr. Lalsangkima Pachuau, associate professor of mission and ecumenics at the
United Theological College, Bangalore, India, will lecture Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at the Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. His topic will be "Religious Conversion in a Pluralistic Context: The Case in India in the Twentieth Century." The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. Details and directions are online at www.OMSC.org/notices.html.
Friday, April 15: Dr. Dale T. Irvin, vice president for academic affairs, academic dean, and professor of world Christianity at New York Theological Seminary, New York City, will lecture Friday, April 15, 2005, at the Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. His topic will be "The City in Mission: Reflections on the New York Theological Seminary Experience." The lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. Bring a light lunch at 12:15 p.m. Coffee will be provided. Details and directions are online at www.OMSC.org/notices.html.


AIDS Walk New Haven 2005: AIDS Walk New Haven will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2005. Registration and opening ceremonies will begin at 9:00 AM on the New Haven Green. Registration and donations are accepted online. We are welcoming fund raising teams and individuals to be walkers, and donations are welcome as well. If registering on line as an individual, the registration fee is $25: please either pay on line, bring payment the morning of the race, or mail payment to the address below. To register on line as part of a team, please select the "Team" button and include a team name in the text box. Teams must pre-register online and must consist of at least five members. There is a flat team
registration fee of $100: please either pay on line, bring payment the morning of the race, or mail payment to: AIDS Walk New Haven, PO Box 207236, New Haven, CT 06520-7236. You can visit our website at: www.aidswalknewhaven.org.


The Episcopal Church of St. Paul & St. James and the Mirror Visions Ensemble present a "Portrait in Music of the Life of Darius and Madeleine Milhaud." Sunday, April 17, 4:00 pm. Champagne reception following. Performance held at St. Paul & St. James, 57 Olive Street, New Haven. Tickets: $25 at the door; $20 seniors/students/advance. Available from St. Paul & St. James or Walker-Loden Stores in New Haven and Madison. Parking provided. Info: 203-562-2143.


Save the Date: The Afro-Semitic Experience Concert. Sunday, May 1st, 4:00 p.m., Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 St. Ronan Street, New Haven. Group recently featured at the Martin Luther King Birthday concert at Woolsey Hall. Benefit concert to help families that are homeless in New Haven, through the work of Christian Community Action. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. To order tickets, call 777-7848 ext. 112.




Provide Live-in Help in Exchange for Rent: My father-in-law recently lost his wife of 60 years.  

He's still working 8 - 6 each weekday.  He is however unfamiliar with cooking and we are concerned

about his being alone at night.  We are looking for an interested and trustworthy person to do the

following for my father-in-law: In exchange for rent: 1) sleep at the house; 2) prepare breakfast & dinner

and on Saturday and Sunday occasionally lunch might be included; and 3)  because he cannot drive at

night any longer, drive him to his office in downtown New Haven in the morning and pick him up in the
evening. He lives in a beautiful home in
Woodbridge and the person would be assured quiet and privacy.  

This person would be available all day to attend classes and or work. If interested contact me by phone

or e-mail: Sheila F. Taylor, 203-287-4327 (office), st1813@ctmail.sbc.com.



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


The Congregation, DVD about Beth Stroud’s congregation can be checked out.  Lots of resources for helping congregations discuss homosexuality.



Review Old Testament and New Testament with CD recordings, CDs of lectures by Professors Amy-Jill Levine and Bart Ehrman.  Get information visually from DVDs and videos. 



Earth Day resources

Capital Punishment study group resources

Children involved in the principal worship services of the congregation—resources on how to do it





Summer jobs with children, youth, in camps, CPE placements???  Prepare with resources you can check out.


Open all year, including the summer, so you can keep using the resources you need or catch up or get a head start on church history, Hebrew, Hispanic resources……


Tambourines, rhythm instruments…available for you to check out and use in worship and other settings.


Resources available on everything you might deal with in a congregation.  Ask us!!!