Commencement Edition

May 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 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. This is the final edition of the Q Source for this academic year. Publication will resume in late summer.


Congratulations to Kelly Stone, who will serve as next year’s Q Source Editor!

Thank you for a great year.

–Callista Brown Isabelle, Editor



Commencement Information


May 6, 2005



To:                   Candidates for the M.A.R., M.Div., and S.T.M. Degrees

                        Members of the Faculty and Staff


From:               Harold Attridge


Re:                   Commencement Events

                        May 22nd and 23rd



Faculty and staff, degree candidates, spouses and guests are invited to attend all events related to Commencement at the Divinity School.  The schedule is as follows:


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Sunday, May 22, 2005


University Baccalaureate Service

Woolsey Hall

9:30 am and 11:00 am

No procession for graduates, processional candidates or faculty.

No tickets required.


Divinity School Commencement Worship Service

Divinity Quadrangle

(Rain site – Marquand Chapel)

4:00 pm

Preacher:          David Bartlett


[Note:  Prizes for YDS recipients will be awarded after the sermon and before the recessional.  Prizes for ISM and BDS recipients will be announced.]


This event is preceded by a procession, weather permitting. Wearing gowns, caps and hoods, M.Div., M.A.R., and S.T.M. candidates for graduating will assemble on the Quadrangle directly in front of the Chapel.  Led by your marshals, you may assemble in any order of your choosing; to sit with friends, march before or after, not side by side.  Faculty will assemble in the RSV Conference Room.


Graduate Reception

Front of the Quadrangle (Prospect Street)

5:30 pm


Monday, May 23, 2005


Light Continental Breakfast

Common Room

7:30 – 9:30 am


Communion Service for Candidates and Guests

8:00 – 9:00 am

Marquand Chapel

Preacher:          David Kelsey

Celebrants:       Dale Peterson, Yolanda Smith


University Commencement

Old Campus

10:30 am


All participants are encouraged to meet in front of the Divinity School (on Prospect Street) at 9:15 to walk to Cross Campus behind the YDS banner.



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Monday, May 23, continued:


Guests will be seated until 10:15 am.  Faculty and candidates assemble at 9:45 under the Divinity School sign on Cross Campus (in front of Sterling Library); follow your marshals, in any order.  Because the Commencement exercises will be outdoors even in the event of rain, you and your guests should be prepared with raincoats and umbrellas.  All candidates for degrees are required to attend the University Commencement.


Divinity Degree Ceremony

12:30 pm

Divinity Quadrangle

(Rain site – Marquand Chapel)


This will include a brief ceremony with a Charge to the Graduates.  Diplomas will be awarded to members of the M.A.R., M.Div., and S.T.M. classes.  In caps and gowns, graduating M.Div., M.A.R., and S.T.M. assemble by degree and alphabetically behind the appropriate student marshal.  Attendance of each member of the graduating classes is required unless a request to be excused, addressed to the Dean in writing, is granted.


Graduate Reception

2:00 pm

Divinity Quadrangle (Prospect Street)


The list to which this letter is sent is preliminary and should not be taken as evidence that a degree will be conferred.  A few persons who will not have completed requirements for graduation in May, but expect to do so before the opening of the fall term, should consider themselves members of this year’s graduating class and attend the ceremonies.  A complete list of all events is attached.


It is your responsibility to contact the persons listed below for changes in time and/or location of Commencement events.


For Divinity events,

            Contact the office of the associate deans

            Robert Wilson (432-5308) and/or Dale Peterson (432-5310)


For University events,

            Call 432-2310 for a recorded message or

            Visit the University website at www.yale.edu/commencement.








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2004 – 2005

Sunday, May 22, 2005


Time:              9:30 and 11:00 am

Event:             University Baccalaureate Service

Location:        Woolsey Hall


Time:              4:00 pm

Event:             Divinity School Commencement Worship Service/Awarding of Prizes

Preacher:        David Bartlett

Location:        Divinity Quadrangle


Time:              5:30 pm

Event:             Graduate Reception

Location:        Front of Quadrangle (Prospect Street)


Monday, May 23, 2005


Time:              7:30 – 9:30 am

Event:             Light Continental Breakfast

Location:        Common Room


Time:              8:00 – 9:00 am

Event:             Communion Service for Candidates and Guests

Preacher:        David Kelsey

Celebrants:     Dale Peterson, Yolanda Smith

Location:        Marquand Chapel


Time:              10:30 am

Event:             (Note: Students gather at Cross Campus at 9:45; all students who are able will meet at 9:15 on Prospect Street to process down the hill to Cross Campus behind the YDS banner.)

Event:             University Ceremony

Location:        Old Campus


Time:              12:30 pm

Event:             Divinity Degree Ceremony

Location:        Divinity Quadrangle (Front of Chapel)


Time:              2:00 pm

Event:             Graduate Reception

Location:        Divinity Quadrangle (Prospect Street)


Information regarding parking & graduation information/schedules will be posted on the website.




Attention Graduating Seniors, their friends, and families! The YDS Student Book Supply is proud to announce two great graduation gift ideas:

First, the return of the official Yale Divinity School Diploma Frames.  Available in Regency Gold (mahogany furniture finish and inner gold lip) or Gallery (high-gloss cherry lacquer finish and gold lip), both frames include museum quality matting embossed with “Yale Divinity School” and the University seal in gold. Priced at $115 minus your SBS discount (you might spend twice that for custom framing), they are both available for inspection in the Bookstore.  Buy at the counter, or have your frame shipped directly to your next home! Watch your mailbox for an order form, or pick one up in the Bookstore.

NEW this year!  The YDS College Chair!  Handcrafted by renowned New England furniture makers Nichols and Stone, choose from Captain Chairs, Swivel Office Chairs, and Rockers, all with the YDS seal screened in gold. Priced from $359.95, you can subtract your SBS member discount for significant savings! Chairs will be shipped directly to your home. Check out the display and catalog in the Bookstore.



Yale/New Haven Area Involvement



University Public Worship: The Church of Christ in Yale. Engaging faith and reason. Battell Chapel,

Old Campus.


            Sunday May 22nd: 8:30 am (note time change)

            University Public Worship with Communion

            Graduating students and families especially welcome.

            The Reverend Cynthia Terry, Associate Chaplain, Yale University, is preaching.  


            Sunday, May 29th: Reunion Sunday, 10:00 am (note time change)

            The Reverend Frederick J. Streets, University Chaplain and Senior Pastor, 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.










Wanted: Student/s to dog and house sit during the 2005-06 school year.  Couple preferred, single person may be possible.  We live on Edgehill Road less than a mile from Yale Divinity School in a large, comfortable house across from Edgerton Park.  We have two dogs, a 9 year old Brittany and a 3
year old cavalier King Charles spaniel, both super friendly with people. We need a sitter for at least the following periods of time: 1)
2 to 3 weeks beginning the end of September or beginning of October, 2005; and 2) 8 weeks, from the beginning of January, just after New Year's, 2006. Requirements: 1) must love dogs, and be used to caring for them; 2) must be responsible and reliable; 3) must be willing and able to spend most of the time not in class at home with the dogs. If you have any questions about this job -- before or after you contact me -- you can ask Autumn Ridenour, who is our current sitter. If you are interested, please e-mail me at this address: barblev@hotmail.com.  Tell me a bit about yourself/selves, your experience with dogs and/or house sitting, and include your phone number and a good time to reach you.  Thanks.





For Rent from an alumnus:

Charming, newly restored inside and out, 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 study, house; Hardwood floors, new bath, W&D. Only five houses from private beach and long island sound, in Branford (Indian Neck). 15 minutes from YDS. Perfect for 2 or 3 people. Available beginning of September thru June. $1200 month. We would love to keep this in the YDS family. Please call James at 212.396.1265 or email: je2124@columbia.edu




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Vacation Bible School resources are here for your summer preparation.


Day Camp ministries—we have everything you need for program, management, games…… 

Check them out!



Healing Prayers

Hospital Visitation

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Would these resources (along with others) help you feel more prepared for CPE this summer (or another time)????