September 19th, 2005


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Academic Information




1.      September 9, is the due date for submitting a reading course proposal.


2.      After September 9, approval must be gained from the student’s academic advisor to add or drop a course.  No course can be added after September 21.


3.      After September 9, a fee of $10 will be charged for each course change.


4.      September 14 is the last day to submit a request of Credit/No Credit form.  It is also the last day to submit a form to take a Credit/No Credit course for a grade.


5.      October 19 is the last day to drop a course.  Courses dropped after October 19 will have a grade of “F” or “NC” automatically recorded.


6.      December 16 is the official end of the term, and all work is due by that date.  Faculty may set earlier deadlines if they wish.  In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or family crisis, the instructor may grant an extension until February 6.  After February 6, all requests for further extensions must be submitted to the Professional Studies Committee.



APPLICATION FOR EXTENDED CONCENTRATED M.A.R. PROGRAM.  This program is described on p. 48 of the current catalog.  An application for admission to the extended degree program must include: 1)  Your name, 2) Address and e-mail address, 3) Area of concentration, 4) A statement of the reasons you want to extend your MAR for a third year (up to eighteen hours of work), 5) Names of two faculty members who know your work and are in the field in which the degree program is concentrated.  PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO GRACE CHAO, ROOM N122, SEABURY 1st floor, BY October 17, 2005.  Admission decisions will be announced by November 15, 2005.  Robert Wilson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.


On Campus

Marquand Chapel Worship 10:30am  All are Welcome!!
Monday, 9/19:            Service for the International Day of Prayer for Peace, led by the Marquand Chapel         


Tuesday, 9/20:            Graduating Student Jason Turner will deliver the sermon
Wednesday, 9/21:      Global Service of Sung Morning Prayer, led by Marisa Green and Daniel Koh
Thursday, 9/22:          Salvadoran Eco-justice activist Jose Inocencio "Chencho" Alas will lead a service                                              for justice and peace.

Friday, 9/23:               Ecumenical Community Eucharist in the worship style of St. Gregory of Nyssa                                       Church, San Francisco, Barbara Blodgett, presiding.


OFFICE OF SUPERVISED MINISTRIES OPEN HOUSE: Come have a glass of apple cider or wine, hear about your supervised ministry options, chat with former interns, and describe your dream internship to Barbara Blodgett!  This Thursday, September 22, 2005 from 4:30 to 6:00pm in Latourette Hall.  Questions?  Contact Barbara Blodgett (


FIRESIDE CHAT: with Salvadorian Eco-Justice Activist: Jose Inocencio "Chencho" Alas.  Siobhan Garrigan and the Yale Divinity School invite you to a special fireside chat with our esteemed guest, Jose Inocencio "Chencho" Alas from 12:30 to 1:30 pm on Thursday, September 22nd.  The fireside chat will follow a Marquand Chapel service in which Chencho will deliver the homily.  On his visit to the area, he will receive the Peace Activist Award at the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding's annual conference, which he has received "in recognition of his dedication to human rights, and notably for his efforts to preserve peace in El Salvador during the violent aftermath of its civil war."  He is also a recipient of The Peace Abbey's Courage of Conscience Award. Chencho is the founder of the Christian Base Community movement in El Salvador: he trained other priests in its implementation and was a friend and confidant of Mons. Oscar Romero.  More information about Chencho and his work can be found at  Checho comes to Yale courtesy of the Slifka Center and YDS.


ROLAND BAINTON LECTURE, 2005 – 2006:  Vatican II:  Did Anything Happen? By The Reverend John O'Malley, S.J.,  Distinguished Professor of Church History at Weston Jesuit School of Theology.  Monday, September 26 at 5:15 pm in the H. Richard Niebuhr Lecture Hall.  Reception will follow.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!


ECO – SPIRITUAL HIKE ON GREAT HILL TRAIL:  Saturday, September 24, sponsored by the Outings Club and the Environmental Concerns Committee. If you’re looking for a day to relax, spend some time outside, meet new people and spend a little time connecting with God through nature – this day is for you!  Our hike will be enriched by a guided spiritual reflection.  We’ll meet at the Div school parking lot at 9:30 am, and will return by 4 pm at the latest.  It will be a 5.5 mile hike on the Great Hill trail near East Hampton, CT (about a 50-minute drive away).  Our hiking guidebook promises panoramic views and a cascade or two!  Bring a bag lunch, water bottle, hiking shoes. If you are planning on coming on the hike, please rsvp to either or by Wednesday, Sept. 21st, and let us know whether you can drive.


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 5:00 pm in Marquand Chapel (immediately before the community dinner).  Please contact Martha ( or Jared ( with any questions.  See you there!


COMMUNITY DINNER:  Our first YDS community dinner will take place on Thursday Sept. 29th at 6:30 PM in the Common Room! 


CLERGY GOODS SUPPLER J. WIPPELL AND CO. TO VISIT YDS:  Need a cassock alb to wear at your field work parish?  Looking for gift options for some of your seminarian friends?  Clergy goods supplier will be in the Common Room on Tuesday, October 4 from 8:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Come and take advantage of a seminarian discount!  If you'd like a catalog or additional information, speak with Kate Bryant at or 203-497-9774.


A SACRED TRUST: A Fall Forum on Religion and the Environment. On Tuesday, October 11th, from 4 pm - 9 pm, the Interreligious Eco- Justice Network and Hartford Seminary are hosting a forum on Religion and the Environment. The event will include a keynote speaker, Peter deMenocal - Professor at Columbia University, who will be addressing Global Warming issues; a number of workshop options; a meal together.  Cost is $20 for students.  If you are interested in more information, please see the pamphlet on the Environmental Concerns Committee bulletin board or e-mail


KATRINA BOOK PROJECT:  You are invited to help clergy in Mississippi, who have lost their libraries to Huricane Katrina.  At this time gift cards and books will be helpful to get pastors back on their feet.  If you have extra books appropriate for a pastor's library that you might be willing to donate to this cause, I would be happy to accept them.  I am currently working out a plan for the books to be transported to Gulfport.  Obviously, food, health and shelter are the higher priorities. Clergy in the affected areas are, though, ministering in conditions that we can only imagine.  Restoring some of those lost books might be an act of compassion for these clergy who are undoubtedly running on fumes.  If you have books to donate, please bring them to my office by October 7.   If you would prefer to give money, Lisa Huck has set up a jar in the bookstore for that purpose. Money collected will be converted to gift cards from our bookstore that will allow clergy to fill in gaps with desired books.   If you have questions regarding donations, please contact Susan Olson.  Books that are needed: (Bring books to Room N-114):  any bible or foundational text, practical books on youth group programs, Christian education, adult Bible studies, worship resources, sermon collections, music books, literature and poetry books that can be utilized in sermon writing.  


Lectures and Events

(Yale and New Haven)


Hot Coffee, Hot Issues:  The Yale World Fellows Program is pleased to announce... The 2005 Hot Coffee, Hot Issues International Affairs Discussion Series. 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 and conversation will begin at 8:30am.  If you would like to receive the weekly discussion topic by email, or know someone else who would, please send an email to  


PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gay Men):  You are invited to the first organizational meeting of a new PFLAG chapter serving the Greater New Haven and Shoreline areas of Connecticut.  The meeting will be on Tuesday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sterling Room of the Church of the Redeemer, located at 185 Cold Spring Street (corner of Whitney Avenue) in New Haven.  PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) seeks to support, educate and advocate on behalf of parents and relatives and their gay loved ones.  Monthly chapter meetings will take place on the third Tuesday of every month, starting on October 18.  The New Haven chapter may be reached at 203-907-0518 or via email at  If you're interested in helping us build the new chapter, or just want to find out what PFLAG is all about, please join us on September 20!


PROTESTANT GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENT FELLOWSHIP: What Would Jesus Drink?  This Wednesday, September 21st, 5-6:30 at the Playwright on Temple.  All Protestants grad/profs are invited to a new fellowship group that will meet every other Wednesday.    Free appetizers and drink specials.  Meet other grad/prof students that share your faith, and have a chance to discuss great topics.  The first meeting will be a time of meeting others and brainstorming ideas.  Subsequent meetings will feature a speaker or specific discussion topic.  Come late or leave early if you must, but do come! Sponsored by the University Chaplaincy/Church of Christ in Yale, but participation in that particular congregation is by no means an expectation! All are welcome!  Questions?


Art of Living Course - Yoga of Breath: September 23rd -28th.  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: Free introduction session on Tuesday, September 20th at 7:30 pm at AFAM Center (211 Park Street)  This course meets weekdays: 6.30pm - 9.30 pm and weekends: 10 am - 2 pm.  Required attendance for all 6 sessions!  To register, contact: Gauri Dwivedi or 203-535- 8396


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.  The Annand Program will help students attend this program at the Society of Saint John the Evangelist (right in the middle of Harvard Square).  The day-long retreat is open to any student, regardless of denomination or affiliation.  For full time students, the fee will be just $15.  Annand will also provide a small transportation subsidy. 


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.


FALL MISSION TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY! October 14-15.  This 24 hour plunge into homelessness is open to all Yale students (undergraduate, graduate and professional).  We will live and serve in the city and have a chance to reflect upon those experiences together.  The trip requires a $15 deposit that will be returned when you show up for the trip.  For more specific information, contact Susan Olson in the University Chaplain's Office (or here at YDS).   Students MUST register by October 4 to participate.  Sponsored by the University Chaplain's Office/ Church of Christ in Yale but open to all students at Yale with no expectation of church participation.






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


Want to be a Guest Speaker?  An opportunity for Yale Div students would be to be a guest speaker in my Honors Worldview/Comparative Religions classes at Branford High to senior students.  I have 3 classes (about 25-30 per class) that meet @ 9:10, 10:45, and 12:45, each 45 minutes in length.  Presentation would be a mix of personal journey/sharing, some lecturing of an area of expertise/interest, and time for Q & A.  Contact Jim Petela @ or or call 203-676-7755 after 2:30.


Catholic Teachers Needed!  The confirmation program at St Mary’s church (in Branford) has about 150 freshman and sophomore students.   We are desperately looking for a few good Catholic teachers on Sunday nights from 6:15 – 7:30 at our church to teach a class of about 12 students.  We alternate Sundays with 9th & 10 graders, so if teacher wanted a 9th grade class that would mean only meeting about a handful of times before Christmas, so not a major time commitment.  We are using the Sadlier book "One Lord, One Faith" as our main text.  If you are interested, contact me at: or for further info.  My cell # is 203-676-7755 if you need or would like to talk. Thank you!  -Jim Petela



Child Care Position:  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.  Having your own car would be a plus, but easily accessible by public transportation.  Days flexible and rates negotiable.  If you are at all interested, please call Janet or Jose at 288-5444 (days or evenings) or reply via e-mail at


Child Care Position:  East Rock family looking for energetic, caring and fun kid-sitter for afternoon care for our three boys ages 7, 10 and 13!  You do not need car, but a license is necessary.  We need someone 3-5:30. 3-4 days a week. Compensation is $10/hour. Call 645-3763 and ask for Ann Prum.


Teaching Positions:  The Consultation Center on Whitney Ave. is looking for teachers, especially men, for the 05-06 school year. The job involves teaching weekly social development and college awareness classes to middle schoolers in the New Haven and Bridgeport school systems as part of a federal educational program. I was one of two YDS students who did this last year, and I really enjoyed it. Hours are very flexible and mesh well with a student schedule. Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.


Part-time Youth Director:  The First Church of Round Hill in Greenwich, CT is seeking a part-time youth director. First Church is a small, interdenominational congregation about 45 minutes drive from the Divinity School in Greenwich's beautiful backcountry. Responsibilities of the YD include teaching the Middle School 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


Part-time Youth Group Advisor:  The New Canaan, CT Congregational Church is looking for a part-time advisor for our high-school youth group.  We are seeking energetic and fun people who have experience working with youth and want to help nurture them on their faith journeys.  There are about 100 kids in the group and 6 advisors.  We have weekly meetings on Sunday nights from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and an annual mission trip for a week in February.  Advisors are expected to come early and help prepare for meetings.  It is also our hope that the advisors would strive to create meaningful relationships with the kids and spend time beyond the weekly meetings with the kids.  Compensation for the year is $5,000.  New Canaan is 40 min. from New Haven.  If you are interested please contact Sarah, a recent YDS grad who is now one of the youth ministers at the New Canaan Congregational Church.  Her email is or call her at 203-623-9789.


STUDENT JOB OPPORTUNITY:   Woman Care-Giver/ Assistant to Yale Staff Person Helen Chillman served as Yale's curator of Slides and Photographs for many, many years, and she continues to work part-time at the Visual Resources Collection (slide library) downtown, where her skill at locating the mis-catalogued and misplaced slide is nothing short of miraculous!  She was recently hospitalized and is now at home on Whitney Avenue, and is looking to hire a woman student to assist her there.  Ideally, someone who could work 10-12 hours a week, perhaps coming 3 days a week or 4, to assist Helen with cooking, cleaning up, laundry, and food shopping.  She does need to eat well, so she will need particular help in getting nourishing and appetizing foods.  This is a paying job.  If interested, please contact Prof. Mary Miller at (


Spiritual Life


Spiritual Direction:  Still interested in spiritual direction through the Annand Program for the coming year?  It is not too late!   Please contact Elizabeth Marie Melchionna at for more information.


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 Invites you to the Daily Office: Mondays: 7:30 am, Morning Prayer with Eucharist, Rite I; 5:45 pm, Evensong; Tuesdays: 7:30 am, Morning Prayer with Eucharist, Rite II; 5:00 pm, Lutheran Vespers (Henri Nouwen Chapel); Wednesdays: 7:30 am, Morning Prayer, Rite II; 6:00: Community Eucharist (Marquand Chapel); Thursdays: 7:30 am, Morning Prayer with Eucharist, Rite II; 5:45 pm, Evening Prayer; Fridays: 7:30am, Morning Prayer (Enriching Our Worship); 3:15 pm, Evening Prayer.  Unless otherwise noted, all services take place at Berkeley Center, located at the corner of Canner and St. Ronan, and last half an hour, with the exception of the longer Wednesday night Eucharist.  Contact or with any questions. 


Mental Health and Spirituality / Faith Resources:  The National Mental Health Information Center has several resources geared toward helping religious professionals think about the role of faith and spirituality in matters of mental health and addictions.  On-line and (free) print resources are available at and For questions see Kristen Leslie.


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. 


Parents!  We have games, puppets, story books and videos to share with your children.  Check it out!


Do you need resources for worship or activities related to these events?

Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 2-8  *  Children’s Sabbath,  Oct. 14-16  *  World Food Day, Oct. 16  *  Advent  *  Halloween  *  All Saints Day


Bible studies for groups: Individual books of the Bible, Surveys of Old or New Testaments, Biblical themes, Video segments from scholars with leaders guides, Lectionary studies, How the Bible developed, Biblical characters, Life application, and Seasonal themes


We can provide leaders with guides that will enable you to save time as you prepare to lead!

We have material that is appropriate for various learning styles!

Ask to see possibilities!

Retreats for adults, youth, intergenerational group…

Need themes, plans, resources, videos, games, worship ideas???

We have what you need to adapt to your situation.