September 5, 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

­­From the Registrar:

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.


Library Survival Training:  Come and learn how to find what you need at the Divinity Library!  This 45-minute session is a basic orientation to the Library’s resources and services.  The emphasis will be on electronic resources, including the ORBIS catalog, ATLA database, and other theological resources.  All students are welcome to attend.  Please sign up near the Circulation Desk for the session you wish to attend.  For more information contact  or 432-6374.  Sessions are scheduled to take place in the Library Instruction Room (L-107):

Wednesday, Sept. 7:  4:00 pm

Thursday, Sept. 8th: 12:30 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 13th: 4:00 pm

Thursday, Sept. 15th 1:00 pm. 

On Campus

Marquand Chapel Worship 10:30am  All are Welcome!!


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!


YALE-WIDE ORIENTATION DAY: Sept 10, 12:30 p.m. Interested in meeting other new students at Yale? Would you like to see more of New Haven and volunteer your time for a good cause? How about free food and a party?  You are invited to play a part in a Yale University-wide Orientation Day. All incoming Yale students are encouraged to join in and participate in the first cross-school Orientation ever at Yale. The schedule for the day will be as follows: 12:30pm-1pm: Meet @ Dwight Hall Lawn (enter thru High St) 1:00 pm: Introduction & Speakers at Dwight Hall 2-5 pm: Group community service event 5-7pm: Free Dinner, catered by Oolong Tea Bar 9:00pm: GPSS sponsored party at GPSCY.  The orientation day is being organized by the Yale Graduate & Professional Student Senate (GPSS) and the Yale College Council (YCC).  More details to follow. For questions, please contact


Home to Go  Exhibition and video installation by Adrian Paci, is on display at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (September 12-30) A reception will be held on Friday, September 16 from 5:15 – 6 pm.  More information at


SENIOR RETREAT.  Students that will graduate in May 2006 or December 2005 are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Senior Retreat.  The retreat will be held at the Mercy Center in Madison on Friday, September 23 (4-10 p.m.) You must pre-register by September 12. Because I have to pre-pay in full for participants, I need a firm commitment in the form of a $10 deposit.  The entire deposit will be returned to you on September 23 when you show up (or find a replacement).  The day involves a meal together, a chance to walk the labyrinth, time to reflect together on the paths that led you to and through YDS and the tasks ahead in your final year.  All graduating students are welcome to attend ---this is not just for those that do or do not have a specific vocation in mind!  Questions, see me, Susan Olson in room N-114 or email me at


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!


WRITING CONSULTANT HOURS:  First off, greetings first-years! Second, no need to worry about papers just yet. Writing at the Div School is fairly intuitive, even for those of you who do not have a liberal arts background. My tentative schedule is as follows: Monday: 12-5, Tuesday: 3:30-6:30, Wednesday: 11:30-1:30, 3:30-5:30, Thursday: 11:30-3:30, Friday: 9-10:30, 11:30-1 (Room S-102A).  To schedule an appointment please contact Timothy Ree by emailing


RESUME AND CV WRITING:  If you would like help with writing a resume at YDS, here's the way that you can go about that. 1) attend a resume or CV workshop 2) THEN make an appointment or carry on e-consulting with me.  While I realize that many of you have learned resume writing in another venue, this method has proven to be the most useful expenditure of all of our time.  That being said, upcoming resume and CV workshops are:

Wednesday, September 7, 11:30 a.m. in room N-120 CVs

Wednesday, September 7, 12:30 p.m. in room N-120 resumes


PARACLEATS SOCCER:  The fall soccer season will begin with a practice next week and the YDS Paracleats are looking for new recruits.  We are a co-ed team that competes in the graduate intramural league at Yale.  If you did not play last year, or have not put your name on one of our sign-up sheets this fall, please email me ( and I will add you to our list.  All are welcome (faculty, staff, spouses, fans, etc.)  Those interested in other sports please feel free to email me for more information.  The fall intramural season includes volleyball and softball as well as soccer, and if there is enough interest I will sign up a YDS team for those sports as well. Hope to hear from you soon, Adam Rutledge (864)270-7298 or


ROOM SCHEDULING SOFTWARE, which allows you to determine room availability and confirm your reservation requests, can be viewed by all of the YDS community.  You can access this information by doing the following:  Go to the Yale Divinity School website homepage (<> * Click on "Faculty & Administration" * Click on "Room Resources"  * Browse by Room, Date, event, etc. on the calendar or click on the link below:>   To make a Room Reservation request, see link in upper left hand corner that says:  "Click on link to make Room Reservation Request" Should you encounter any problems accessing the site, please contact Bob Piscatelli at 432-5273.


Lectures and Events

(Yale and New Haven)


The Yale Russian Chorus is now auditioning singers for the 2005-2006 school year and beyond! A tenor-bass a cappella choral ensemble open to all members of the Yale and New Haven communities, the Chorus's repertoire includes a variety of sacred and secular music spanning the 12th century to the 21st. No Russian language skills are required; weekly rehearsals are held on Thursday evening under the direction of Mark Bailey. Contact Gary Gregoricka at for more information or to schedule an audition! Ilyana Sawka  203-436-1312.


The Overseas Ministries Study Center will hold its Fall Reception on Wednesday, September 7, 2005, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at OMSC's Great Commission Hall, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. The public is invited to help OMSC staff welcome their new community of international residents. Details about and directions to OMSC are available by telephone at (203) 624-6672 or are online at


Fullbright Information Sessions:  (This was received from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) Dean Burns will be giving an informational session on Fulbright Hays Fellowship on September 8, at 2:00pm in HGS, 119a.


Reverend Edward Dobihal Lecture:  You are cordially invited to the 2005 Reverend Edward Dobihal Lecture, sponsored by the Religious Ministry Department of the Yale New Haven Hospital and the Yale Program for Humanities in Medicine, honoring the ongoing work of Reverend Dobihal who established the chaplaincy program at the YNHH, was a founding member of Connecticut Hospice and continues his interfaith work in the community. The lecture will be delivered by Colin Murray Parkes, OBE, MD, FRCPsych, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist to St. Christopher's Hospice in Sydenham, Consultant Psychiatrist to St. Joseph's Hospice in Hackney, Author, Life President of Cruse: Bereavement Care. The lecture will take place on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. in the Anlyan Center at 300 Cedar Street. A reception will precede the lecture at 4:30pm.  The lecture to be presented is entitled: BREAKING THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE.  For more information contact: Deborah Finger 785-4744.


Hot Coffee, Hot Issues:  The Yale World Fellows Program is pleased to announce... The 2005 Hot Coffee, Hot Issues International Affairs Discussion Series will begin on Friday, September 9 at 8:30am at Betts House, 393 Prospect Street in the 3rd Floor Conference Room. We hope to see you there!  Hot Coffee, Hot Issues is a weekly discussion series on current developments in international affairs led by experts from both inside and outside the Yale community.  Each week, a new topic will be selected from the headlines for Friday's discussion.  Coffee, tea and morning pastries are served at 8:15am.  If you would like to receive the weekly discussion topic by email, or know someone else who would, please send an email to  


Art of Living Course - Yoga of Breath: September 9th – 14th.  The purpose of the Art of Living Course is to strengthen your potential. The program decreases stress and increases your learning ability, focus, and concentration through innovative breathing techniques that increase energy and deeply relax and recharge the body and mind.  The course also includes natural principles of effective living. You learn tools that eliminate counter-productive activity and enhance leadership qualities. IMPORTANT: Registration required by 6th September  This course meets weekdays: 6.30pm - 9.30 pm and weekends: 10 am - 2 pm.  Required attendance for all 6 sessions!  Venue: Dwight Hall, 67 High Street, Yale University To register, contact: Gauri Dwivedi or 203-535- 8396


Women's Leadership in Afghanistan's Reconstruction with Keynote Speaker: H.E. Masouda Jalal, Afghanistan Minister of Women's Affairs and Katrin Fakiri, Managing Director, PARWAZ Microfinance Institution;  Connie Duckworth, Founder, President and Chair, Arzu, Inc.; Marieke Wierda, Senior Associate, International Center for Transitional Justice (Moderator). In spite of on-going conflict in Afghanistan, the country has made some significant steps towards reconstruction, much of it as a result of women's leadership.  Although a good deal still remains to be accomplished, women continue to play an instrumental role in moving Afghanistan forward.  The panelists will include Afghan, Afghan-American and American women who are at the helm of reconstruction efforts in the country.  They will discuss the current initiatives in Afghanistan and the necessary next steps that need to be taken from the perspective of government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations.  They will focus on the leadership and vision of Afghan women as their country makes the transition towards lasting peace.  Thursday, September 8, 2005.  Registration & Reception 11:30am; Luncheon and Program 12:00-2:15pm.  Located at Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York City.  $20 Students w/ ID   $45 Member/NGO   $60 Nonmember.  For tickets, contact the Asia Society Box Office at 212-517-ASIA


Grad Dessert with the Chaplains:  Wednesday, September 14th, 7-8pm  McDougal Center Common Room, HGS.  Come and meet leaders of religious groups on campus and enjoy dessert!


Religiously Incorrect?  Public Faith in a Pluralistic World.”  September 15 - 16, 2005.  The 2005 Sarah Smith Memorial Conference on Moral Leadership, entitled “Religiously Incorrect? Public Faith in a Pluralistic World,” takes up a question of great national and international importance.

·        In an era when religious faith features prominently in public life, can we imagine a public role for religion that falls victim neither to the violent assertion of faith nor the liberal restraint of religious reasons in public debate?

·        How can we envision modes of professional leadership in which the practice of faith is integral to vocation and broader participation in public life?  Can such a vibrant practice of faith take seriously both the reality of pluralism and its consequent fact of multiple incommensurable world-views, while nonetheless envisioning a distinctive role for faith in fostering life’s flourishing?

The conference, interdisciplinary by design, seeks answers to these pressing questions for those working in the fields of law, business, ministry, medicine, in the academy, and in other spheres of life. Speakers and presenters include:  Nancy T. Ammerman, Professor of Sociology of Religion, Boston University; Floyd Flake, Senior Pastor, Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral, Jamaica, New York; Mike Volkema, Chairman, Herman Miller, Inc.; Stephen L. Carter, Professor of Law, Yale University;  Wendell L. Griffen, Judge, Arksansas Court of Appeals; Robert H. Henry, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; William H. Pryor, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; Joan Gottschall, Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; Miroslav Volf, Director, Yale Center for Faith & Culture.  Please register (Yale community no charge) by picking up a registration form outside S116 or by going to or email


Sex and Religion in Migration:  September 15 - 18, 2005 with keynote speaker, Homi Bhabha.
A Conference Presented by: The Yale Institute of Sacred Music with support from The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund; The Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian & Gay Studies; The Program in Judaic Studies; The Department of Religious Studies. This international, interdisciplinary conference is set to examine how religious and gender identities arise and develop in relation to one another in the context of globalization. Thirteen internationally-recognized scholars, authors, artists and film-makers have been invited to address the conference's theme by reflecting on the bodily practices of migrants in both refugee situations and immigrant populations in
Europe and the U.S.A. More information at


Robert Parkins, Duke University Organist, performs as part of the Great Organ Music at Yale series. Sunday, September 18th at 8pm, Dwight Chapel. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music with support from Yale School of Music. More information at


Finding God in Seminary: a one-day workshop for seminarians/September 24, 2005 (Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm)  One of the ironies of theological education - engaging in study of and about God - is that God often seems to disappear in the process. This Workshop will offer practical guidance for those who wish to deepen their relationship with God in prayer in the context of their seminary education. Led by Brs. KEVIN HACKETT and CHARLES LA FOND Suggested fee: $60 (half-price for full-time students) Registration information available at:  The Monastery (Society of Saint John the Evangelist) Cambridge, MA  617.876.3037.


O God, I Love Thee: Music of Praise and Penitence  September 24, 2005 | 8pm, Woolsey Hall.  The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge.  General admission tickets ($15; $5 students and seniors) are available at the door and in advance beginning August 29 at the Shubert Box Office by calling 203-562-5666 or online at The performance is sponsored by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music with Christ Church Episcopal. More information available at  Timothy Brown, Director of Music, James McVinnie, Organist.


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, News Hour 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.


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






Mentoring in New Haven:  Make a difference in the life of a city kid, and have fun doing it! The Hill Neighborhood Mentoring Program seeks volunteer mentors for boys and girls of all ages. A mentor meets with a student once a week to help with basic learning skills and to be a friend and role model. Meetings occur on a schedule worked out between the mentor and student. Resurrection Church (near the Yale-New Haven Hospital) is available as a tutoring location on certain weeknights. Orientation and ongoing support are provided. Students and mentors also take part in cultural and social events sponsored by the program. HNMP is an all-volunteer program founded in 1984 by members of Trinity Church on the Green, and it has a long connection with Div School students and staff. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Robert Carrillo, Director, at 310-435-2115 or email



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.


Seeking Yale College Writing Tutors, Apply Now!  The Yale College Writing Center seeks graduate students to work as writing tutors from the Sciences, the Social Sciences, and the Humanities. Tutors will see Yale College students from a range of courses, but will also have the chance to work with advanced students in their primary disciplines.  4-6 hours a week (although this is flexible), and the pay is $20/hr. Shifts begin in October. Please send a short email by September 6 to that discusses some of your experience writing and talking to people about their work. Please also attach a copy of a paper you've written at Yale.


Spiritual Life

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.


Rosary Prayer Group:  The Roman Catholic Community of YDS is initiating a weekly rosary prayer group, beginning on Monday, September 5. All interested are invited to meet at Nouwen Chapel in the library at 5 pm. No experience necessary and all are welcome! Please contact with questions.


The United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ Fellowship Group invites all students who are seeking a denominational home to join us this year for fellowship, worship and lunchtime discussions.  If you would like to join us for a cookout this Wednesday, September 7th please contact for more information! 


Berkeley Eucharist is reaching new heights: This semester the Wednesday night Episcopal service will be up the hill at MARQUAND CHAPEL.  The Berkeley Deans invite all YDS students, faculty and their family and friends to attend.  Worship in Marquand will accommodate more people (hope you'll come), encourage more liturgical innovation (incense one week, liturgical dance the next?), and increase sensitivity to issues of inclusive language.  The diversity of persons and beliefs within the Anglican tradition will be respected and represented over the course of the academic year.  Please come and gather to celebrate Christ's reconciling love. PLEASE CONTACT EITHER PAUL MCLAIN OR AMANDA KUCIK WITH YOUR QUESTIONS (if you don't know us, check out the face book, we're friendly people)


Women's Lectio Divina Prayer Group:  The miniature retreat experience of the women's lectio divina (contemplative prayer with the Scriptures) resumes this Wednesday from 9:00-10:00 PM.  We will meet in the Annand Meditation Room across from the Berkeley Offices here at YDS.  An exciting addition this year will be our outreach to the undergrad women of the Episcopal Church at Yale, who are invited to join in.  Hope to see some of you there for this peaceful, reflective time. For more information please contact Mary Moorman at (210) 410-7848.


Discerning a Call?  The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) administers a program that offers resources to youth and young adults who may be discerning a call to vocational ministry.  The Pastoral Leadership Search Effort (PLSE), pronounced "pulse" is supported in part by four Christian denominations: UCC, United Methodist, PCUSA, and Episcopal.  Find PLSE online at  Online enrollment offers full access to articles, self and congregational assessments, and online community discussion.


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

Staff available 10-3 weekdays


YOUTH MINISTRY SHAPED BY CONGREGATIONAL ASSETS: RESEARCH FINDINGS ON EXEMPLARY YOUTH MINISTRY: A workshop Wed., Sept. 7, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Just show up 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!

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

¨Stewardship Year Round

¨Making and Using a Narrative Budget

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

¨Easy, High Quality, Lay-led Adult Education

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

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

¨Assessment Tools for Congregations and Youth Ministry

¨Selecting Leaders in Congregations with Guaranteed Good Results


Study group resources for congregations--youth, adults, children:  curriculum, DVDs, videos with leader guides.  You can adapt it to your situation but it will save time and provide quality to adapt rather than invent.  Come ask in the Ministry Resource Center to see examples of topics with resources you can instantly lead on. 


Starting new groups:  take several examples of topics/resources and lead from one of them to give the group an experience of a lively time on the topic.  Don’t just ask them “what do you want to do?”  They don’t know about all the topics and resources that are available.  Start with a lively experience on a possible topic with one of our resources.  Come to the Ministry Resource Center for discussion and things to take!


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