THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

BTFO ’05 SPECIAL EDITION

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 kelly.stone@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. I look forward to serving you this year. –Kelly J. Stone, Editor

Academic Information

FROM THE REGISTRAR:

Greetings! 

All students should check-in on line at http://www.yale.edu/sis.  If you did not receive your Yale NetID and activation PIN, you will need to go down to ITS, Users Accounts, 221 Whitney Ave.

Entering students.  Once you have checked in you may register on line.  There is open registration between August 30 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and Friday, September 9 until noon.   After you have registered for classes you should download your classes and have your faculty advisor sign it.  Once it is signed it should be returned to the Registrar's Office.   A list of Faculty Advisors is posted outside the Registrar's Office (1st floor Seabury) and in the Common Room. Student IDs will be issued or updated beginning August 30 once you have done the initial check-in on line, if you are not on the Bursar hold list or the measles hold list.*  We will be in the Common Room from 9-1 August 30 through September 2 and all other times in the Registrar's Office, Seabury 1st floor.

All returning students.. There is open registration between August 30 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and Friday, September 9 until noon.  After you have registered for classes you should download your classes and have your faculty advisor sign it.  Once it is signed it should be returned to the Registrar's Office.   A list of Faculty Advisors is posted outside the Registrar's Office (1st floor Seabury) and in the Common Room. Student IDs will be issued or updated beginning August 30 once you have done the initial check-in on line, if you are not on the Bursar hold list or the measles hold list.*  We will be in the Common Room from 9-1 August 30 through September 2 and all other times in the Registrar's Office, Seabury 1st floor.

After noon on Friday, September 9 all changes and registration will have to be made through the Registrar's Office.

Please note:  classes begin Wednesday, September 1.  Classes meet on Monday, September 5, Labor Day.   You may go to class before finalizing your registration.

*To find out if you are on Bursar's hold or measles hold, you may check the Yale's Student System Web page through http://www.yale.edu/sis.  If you find yourself on Bursar's hold or measles hold, please see Detra Mac Dougall, the Registrar.  If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask.


WELCOME TO YDS!!

The Admissions Office extends a warm welcome to the fall incoming class!  We are happy to meet the 137 new members of the YDS community.  Of the 68 men and 69 women, there are 62 MDIV candidates, 57 MAR candidates, 11 STM candidates and 7 students pursuing the non-degree program.  Eleven international students represent Canada, Egypt, India, Korea and the United Kingdom. Joining us for the fall term are 2 exchange students from Westcott Seminary; in addition, 2 Lutheran exchange students from Gettysburg Seminary will be at YDS for the academic year.  Please join us in greeting our new students and making them feel at home!

    - Anna Ramirez, Melissa Pucci, Jan Fournier, Doreen Generoso

On Campus

BTFO August 23-26:  YDS community members are invited to join in welcoming incoming students during all BTFO events, particularly during worship and social events. ** Important Note: If you choose to join us during the noon hour, we invite you to bring your own lunch. Thank you.**  

MEETING THE FACULTY PICNIC

All incoming students are invited

to have lunch with

the faculty as guests of Dean Attridge

Date:  Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Time:  Noon

Location:  On the Quad

Please call 432-5308 with questions

LUTHERANS AND EPISCOPALIANS TOGETHER!  An evening of discussion, exploration and learning with Scott Cady and Christopher Webber, clergy and authors of a guide to understanding.  The event is planned for new and returning students around Called to Common Mission, the full communion relationship between the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m.  Location TBD.  Sponsored by Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and Yale Lutheran Studies Program.  For additional information contact Jared Stahler (jared.stahler@yale.edu).

COMMUNITY BBQ!           The student organizations of YDS invite you to a community BBQ on Friday, September 2nd on Peterson's Knoll (next to the YDS parking lot) at 5pm.  Please contact Martha (martha.korienek@yale.edu) or Jared (jared.stahler@yale.edu) with any questions.  Come hungry!

CAREER SERVICES:    Save the date! YDS Seniors, save September 23 from 4-10 for the first ever Senior Vocations Retreat.  We're slated to be at the Mercy Center on the beach in Madison with time to think about where each of us are headed in the year ahead and beyond.  Further details will be forthcoming.  See Susan Olson, Director of Career Services with questions! 

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS   Hey first years!  Need a break?  Need a listening ear?  Want to come and share what your life has been like lately with other first years?   Kristen Leslie will be hosting a gathering for you to come and talk about your own personal transitions.  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th at 4:30 (immediately before the community dinner).  Please contact Martha (martha.korienek@yale.edu) or Jared (jared.stahler@yale.edu) with any questions.  See you there!

Lectures and Events

Sex and Religion in MigrationSeptember 15 - 18, 2005

An international, interdisciplinary conference examining how religious and gender identities arise and develop in relation to one another in the context of globalization. Ten internationally recognized scholars, authors and visual artists, will address the conferences themes by reflecting on the bodily practices of migrants in both refugee situations and immigrant populations in Europe and the USA.
Our keynote speaker, Homi Bhabha (Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English and American Literature and Language at
Harvard University) will address the categories of displacement and migration as a lens for reading globalization and modernity. This conference is hosted by Shannon Craigo-Snell (Yale University), Siobhán Garrigan (Yale Institute of Sacred Music), Rebecca Kobrin (New York University), and Ludger Viefhues (Yale University) on the campus of Yale University. For additional information, and for registration details, please go to:

http://www.yale.edu/ism/srmcon>http://www.yale.edu/ism/srmcon

Presented by Yale Institute of Sacred Music with support from the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund, the Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies, the Program in Judaic Studies, and the Department of Religious Studies at Yale University.

Professor Mark Jordan at UConn-Stanford:  On Tuesday November 15, 2005.  The following events will be held:  Informal discussion on American culture and the idea of a theocracy entitled: "Why Queer Religion Must Be Forgotten" Lecture: "Blessing Same-Sex Unions to Save Christian Marriage"  For further information about these events, contact Professor Frederick Roden at 203-251-8559 or fsroden@aol.com

Freedom!  Not Just Another Word:  Presented by the Christian Community Action.  Thursday, October 27, 2005  8 p.m. Shubert Theater, New Haven.  Panelists include: Molly Ivins, Syndicated political columnist, Ray Suarez, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer senior correspondent, Anita Hill, Attourney, professor and human rights activist.  Colin McEnroc, Moderator.  Tickets ($57 and $22) go on sale September 1st at the Shubert (1-800-228-6622 or www.shubert.com).  Proceeds to benefit emergency and transitional housing programs and other services for families in crisis in New Haven.

Judaic Studies SeminarsIt is again my pleasure to invite you to attend our series of five Judaic Studies fall semester faculty/graduate student seminars.  The Program in Judaic Studies, in cooperation with the Whitney Humanities Center, sponsors this event.  All seminars will take place from 12:00 noon until 1:30 PM in Room 208 of the Whitney Humanities Center.  Lunch will be provided.  The topic of this semester’s seminar is “The History of Science in Medieval Jewish Cultures: Some Aspects.”  Gad Freudenthal, Directeur de Recherche, CNRS, Paris and the Fall 2005 Horace W. Goldsmith Visiting
Professor in Judaic Studies/History, will chair the seminar.  For information on events sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program, see: http://www.yale.edu/judaicstudies>http://www.yale.edu/judaicstudies
Please take note of the dates and titles of the five sessions planned for the seminar this term:

Classifieds

Is your apartment missing a few things?  Fret no longer!  The BTFO giveaway room, located in the basement of Bellamy hall, will be open in the afternoons throughout BTFO week. 

EMPLOYMENT

Important Notice about Student Employment:  Employment regulations and guidelines have changed at the University for all positions beginning this past July 1st.  Prior to beginning work, a request for funding, including a specific job description, with beginning and end dates, needs to be provided to our office by the hiring supervisor.  All positions need to be posted online by the Business Office with Student Employment and then a student is hired and the position is listed as filled.  Students are not able to begin work or receive pay for any work completed before this has been done.  In addition, students must have completed all employment forms with the Business Office prior to beginning work, even if they were employed at YDS last year.  If this procedure is not followed we will be unable to process any timesheets submitted.  

Student Writers Wanted:  YDS Directors of Publications and Communications seek student writers to work flexible hours, averaging 2-3 hours per week (more if desired), to produce well written, thoughtful and stimulating stories about life on the Quad and beyond.  Feature stories on students, faculty, staff, alumni/ae; breaking news; lecture/event coverage.  Articles will appear primarily on the YDS web site but might occasionally be used in Divinity School print publications.  Good writing skills a must.  Journalism experience preferred but not necessary.  Contact Gus Spohn, Director of Communications, at gustav.spohn@yale.edu, with resume and writing samples.


Student Editor Sought:  YDS Directors of Publications and Communications seek student editor to organize and coordinate writing assignments for student writers - and to do some reporting as well.  Flexible work schedule averaging 5-6 hours per week.  Articles will appear primarily on the YDS web site but might occasionally be used in
Divinity School print publications.  Good writing/editing skills a must.  Journalism experience preferred but not necessary.  Contact Gus Spohn, Director of Communications, at gustav.spohn@yale.edu, with resume and writing samples.

Director for Church School, Battell Chapel (Church of Christ In Yale):  Student /spouse needed to help plan and coordinate a multi-age church school program on Sundays.  The children will be the offspring of grad/prof students, faculty, staff, and community members that attend the service at Battell.  Battell Chapel is located on the Yale campus, in walking distance from the Divinity School. This is a paid position. To apply send resume to Martha Highsmith, Associate University Pastor, at martha.highsmith@yale.edu.

Sunday School Teacher: The First Church of Christ, a UCC church located on the New Haven Green in New Haven is seeking a part-time (4-6 hours per week) Sunday School Teacher.  We are in the process of revitalizing our Sunday School and are seeking the assistance of a creative, nurturing, and enthusiastic teacher for our "One Room Sunday School".  We are looking to build a strong and exciting program that will help to meet the needs of our youngest members.  While we have a current enrolment of 6-10 children who range in age from 3 to 10 years, it is our goal to increase participation and grow the program. Compensation, to be commensurate with experience and talent as determined by the Board of Christian Education, is approximately $15-$20 per hour. Interested persons should submit a resume and/or letter of qualifications to Donna Hall at dhall@newhavenct.net

Child Care:  Looking for after-school/sometimes-evening-care for my very lively nine-year old daughter.  About fifteen hours a week, Monday through Friday.  Car necessary.  If interested, please call Serene Jones, 624-2773.

Home school Assistants:  My husband, Joseph, is a PhD student in the Religious Studies Dept. at Yale. Before coming here we worked in North Africa for 15 years in a Christian relief and development project. Our twins (13 y.o. boy and girl) have been home schooled over the past several years. We are seeking a few home schooling assistants to teach them this year (05-06).  We want to offer part-time work of anywhere from 8 to 18 hours per week.  The curriculum is easy to follow and the children are bright and eager to learn. We live near the Div School. We hope to begin Monday, Sept. 26th. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to me at Michele@Cumming.com.  It would be helpful if you could include the following: 1) resume or c.v. with references, 2) minimum and maximum number of hours you could work per week, 3) your particular areas of strength including what subjects you could tutor well, 4) your contact information including phone # and best times to call 5) any questions you have.

The Farnam Guest House at 616 Prospect Street needs someone to cook, serve and clean up breakfast on Sunday morning’s from7:00 to 11am to from 1 to 8 people. The pay is $17 an hour or $68 for the morning.  Please call the owner, Elizabeth Lopez at 562-7121 or her cell 671-7342.

Worship Opportunities

University Public Worship at Battell Chapel: An ecumenical worship service of the historic Church of Christ in Yale.  11 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  Church school/child care provided (beginning September 4) Handicap accessible. We welcome and support persons of any race, age, nationality, physical ability, mental condition and sexual orientation.

Berkeley Center:  You are invited to Morning Prayer 8am weekday mornings at Berkeley Center (363 St. Ronan Street, one block from Yale Divinity School at the corner of Canner and St. Ronan Street).   During BTFO, the service begins at 8am.  All are welcome.   Contact ann.bonner-stewart@yale.edu or paul.mclain@yale.edu with any questions or concerns.  


MINISTRY  RESOURCE  CENTER

Ministry Resource Center, Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511, 203-432-5319, Staffed weekdays l0-3, www.library.yale.edu/div/mrc

Email: ministry.resource.center@yale.edu

WORKSHOPS                       WORKSHOPS                       WORKSHOPS          

FOR:               Congregation leaders and students

LED BY:         Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt, Director

WHAT:           Interactive experiences using resources which you may want to borrow

WHEN:           YOU SET THE DATE AND TIME!!!   YOUR CHOICE!!!  AT YOUR                  CONVENIENCE!  Call or email us to set your day and time on the days and times.

TOPICS

§         Stewardship Year Round
§         Characteristics of Mature Christian Youth: Research On Exemplary Youth Ministry

How to Contact Us: The Center is staffed 10-3 weekdays except at Christmastime and holidays.  10-3 is when we can provide help in obtaining resources, consulting about your plans and new approaches.  10-3 is when we can arrange to check out videos and DVDs for study groups that will continue for several weeks.  Email  ministry.resource.center@yale.edu or phone us at 203-432-5319 Monday-Friday, 10-3.  We can ship resources to you if that is convenient.

Where to Find Us: There are visitor parking spaces on the left as you enter the Yale Divinity School campus off Prospect Street or come in and ask the Receptionist about a pass into a parking lot.  (You may park on Canner Street or Prospect Street too.)  From there come up the driveway to the main door and ask for directions to the Library and the Ministry Resource Center.

Resources on Every Topic Congregations Care About:  Evangelism, children’s ministries, drama, church seasons, church administration, multicultural concerns, curriculum resources, DVDs, videos, cassettes, CDs, games, retreats, youth ministry, denominational resources, posters, maps are some of the topics on which we can provide what you need.  Consultations, displays for meetings, workshops on topics referred to in this resource list are all available to you.  We look forward to partnership with you and your congregation.  Ask us for details.

Memberships in the Ministry Resource Center:  Your congregation is invited to join the Ministry Resource Center.  Ask us for details or visit our website www.library.yale.edu/div/mrc and see the membership brochure.  Receiving this mailing does not mean your church has joined the Center but we do invite you to visit the Center, attend workshops, or become a member/user!