August 30, 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 All submissions must be e-mailed  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. –Kelly J. Stone, Editor


Academic Information



All students should check-in on line at  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, August 31.  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  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.


On Campus

Marquand Chapel Worship 10:30am: August 29, -- September 2, 2005

All are Welcome!!

Monday:         No morning service

Tuesday:         4pm Opening Convocation, Emilie M. Townes, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion & Theology, will preach on "Everydayness"

Wednesday:    A New Service of Sung Morning Prayer for the Beginning of the Year

Thursday:        TBA

Friday:             Table Stories for the First Eucharist of the Year, Associate Dean of Students Dale Peterson, presiding




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 (


COMMUNITY BBQ!           The student organizations of YDS invite you to a community BBQ on Friday, September 2nd on the Quad at 5pm.  Please contact Martha ( or Jared ( with any questions.  Come hungry!


BIBLE BELTERS AUDITIONS: Attention YDS Men: Do you like to sing?  Do you like sharing your talents with the community? Have you been dying to join a group with a Bible pun in its name?  Now's your chance!  The Bible Belters (YDS’ men’s a capella group) are holding open auditions on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 7-9 pm in the Great Hall.  Singers should come prepared to sing a short solo, do some individual sight singing, aural exercises, and group blending/sight singing exercises.  Interested YDS men should email with questions or to be placed on an audition reminder email list.  Walk-ins are welcome, however. See you on Thursday!


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 ( or Jared ( with any questions.  See you there!


THE YALE CAMERATA AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED!  The Yale Camerata, directed by Marguerite Brooks, Associate Professor of Choral Conducting, Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music, performs a wide variety of choral literature, with a special commitment to choral music of our time. During the 05-06 academic year, the Camerata will collaborate with world-renowned conductor Neville Marriner. The Camerata is open to all Yale and non-Yale communities. 


Lectures and Events


Yale symposium on institutional investor responsibility and fiduciary duty:  If money talks, what does it say?  Wednesday, September 7, 2005, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Reception to follow.  GM Room, Horchow Hall, Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven.  Free and open to the public.  To what extent should investor responsibility include sustainability considerations and, if so, how?  Does incorporating social and environmental concerns affect investors’ bottom line – and, if so, what are the legal and ethical implications? This symposium is focused on the role that institutional investors – such as pension funds, endowments, insurance companies and banks - can, should and do play in incorporating social and environmental concerns into their investment practice. The Symposium is organized by graduate students at Yale University in the Sustainable Investment and Net-Impact student interest groups; with help from The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy.  Sponsored by the Class of 1980 Fund at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.  For more information contact:


Sex and Religion in Migration:  September 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:>

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


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  Proceeds to benefit emergency and transitional housing programs and other services for families in crisis in New Haven.


Judaic Studies Seminars:  It 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:>
Please take note of the dates and titles of the five sessions planned for the seminar this term:

  • Wednesday, September 14 ­ The History Of Science In Medieval Jewish Cultures: What Are We Talking About?  
  • Wednesday, September 28 ­ The Reception And Accommodation Of Science In The Medieval Jewish Cultures Of Southern Europe (12-13 Centuries).
  • Wednesday, October 12 ­ The Non-Reception Of Science In The Medieval Jewish Cultures Of Northern Europe (12th-13th Centuries): Why Did It Not Happen?
  • Wednesday, November 9 ­ Epistemic Pessimism vs. Epistemic Optimism And Their Consequences For Science: Maimonides (1137/8-1204) vs. Gersonides (1288-1344).
  • Wednesday, November 16 ­ The Afterlife Of Hebrew Medieval Science In The Haskalah: Rabbi Israel Zamosc And His Friends In Berlin (c. 1740-1750).




For Sale:  Single bed and dresser, Maple with pineapple motif on bed posts, 4 drawer dresser and mirror for $350.  Other assorted household goods are also available.   If interested please contact Anita M. Shaffer at 203-481-5802.




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, 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, 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


Part-time ministry/internship:  Shalom United Church of Christ (formerly known as The Church of Christ in Yale) is seeking an intern for part-time ministry, in partnership with our open and affirming, peace and justice congregation. Ministry opportunities include working collaboratively with congregational members in planning and leading lively and creative worship; pastoral care and outreach; program planning and social action.  Please call The Rev. Allie Perry 865-6575 or Charlie Pillsbury 782-3504.


Part Time Employment as a Youth Director! The First Church of Round Hill in Greenwich, CT is seeking a part-time youth director. First Church is a small, Methodist congregation about 45 minutes drive from the Divinity School in Greenwich's beautiful backcountry. Responsibilities of the YD include teaching the Jr. High Sunday school class, participating on the Christian Education Committee and organizing a meeting once a month with the Sr. and Jr. High students.  The job can usually be done entirely on Sundays, not requiring more than 4-6 hours of work a week.  Gas reimbursement and generous pay are available for the qualified candidate.  For more information call Rev. Bob Walker at First Church (203-629-3876) or on his cell phone (203-536-4633) or via e-mail   For additional information regarding the youth director position, you may also e-mail First Church's last youth director, Joel Zeiner at


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


Paid Position for an Alto Section Leader: The choir at St. Thomas's Episcopal Church in New Haven (approx. 1 mile from school) seeks an alto section leader for rehearsals Wed. evening (7:30-9:00) and Sunday mornings (9:00-11:00).  Fee for the two together is $75/week. Transportation available.  Repertoire includes chant, early music, classic Anglican tradition and spirituals.  Contact Alan Murchie at 203/624-4229 or for more information or to schedule an audition.


Administrative Assistant:  Part-time position (academic year) available at a small Episcopal Elementary Day School in New Haven.  Strong communications and writing skills desired.  Strong computer skills (knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook) required. Please forward all resumes to the Business Manager, Filomena Cardinale.  Please contact Business Manager for further information on salary and to schedule an interview.  For complete job description and responsibilities contact:  St. Thomas’s Day School, 203 776-2123 or


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.


Child Caregiver Needed!  Hamden family is looking for a responsible person to take care of two children (a 7-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy) in our home (Spring Glen area, near Best Video) -- three times a week, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, during the school year.  Easily accessible by public transportation, but having your own car would be a plus.  Days flexible and rates negotiable.  If interested, please call Janet or Jose at 288-5444 (days or evenings) or reply via e-mail at


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 (age 13 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  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.


at the Circulation Desk in the Library, take a right and a left

Staff available 10-3 weekdays


Resources for your supervised ministries, jobs, papers, and projects

Youth, adult, children, studies, worship planning, sermon preparation and examples and lectionary background, social justice issues, videos and DVDs.


Commuters:  listen to the Bible, lectures on Bible, music—check out the CDs and audiocassettes in the Ministry Resource Center.






Tell Ministry Resource Center the day and time (10-3 M-F) you would like to have one of these workshops and we will do it!


ü     Youth Ministry Shaped by Congregational Assets: Research Findings on Exemplary Youth Ministry

ü     Stewardship Year Round

ü     Making and Using a Narrative Budget

ü     Characteristics of Mature Christian Youth:  Research On Exemplary Youth Ministry

ü     Easy, High Quality, Lay-led Adult Education

ü     Implementing a Comprehensive Mission/Social Witness Ministry in the Congregation

ü     Leading Bible Study Using Bible Dictionaries, Various Translations, Etc.

ü     Assessment Tools for Congregations and Youth Ministry

ü     Selecting Leaders in Congregations with Guaranteed Good Results