THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE
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Recess at YDS is a gift to you; it is a post-mid-term time for fun, relaxation, prayer, and merriment making. You are invited to come to as much or as little as you like; it’s as win-win as choosing between the fries and the Happy Meal. Bon appetite!
Feel free to meditate in the Nouwen Prayer Chapel, skip down the halls blowing any bubbles that you might find, and peruse the activities on the schedule below. The possibilities with the sidewalk chalk are endless. Recess was brought to you by the Community Life Committee,--take a break, you’ve earned it!
Ping-Pong Tournament Commences
Hosted by the Nightwalking Society, this tournament will run throughout all of Recess in
the Commuter Lounge. (not on, but near Holy Grounds). Sign up by contacting Jonathan
Page. Who’s the best at YDS?
Spiritual Life at YDS Conversation with Prof. Thomas Troeger
Each month the CLC and the Annand Program for Spiritual Formation will have a
professor talk about how they maintain their faith practices while at YDS—Prof. Troeger
is the brave soul who is going first! Come and hear about his musical spiritual practices in
the ISM Great Hall!
Hosted by the lovely and lively YDS Student Council, the Community Dinner will be held
in the Common Room.
Game Night and s’mores
More than just an incentive to clean up after the Community Dinner, the Common Room
will become like recess on a rainy day, but better! Not only will there be board games to
play, there will be s’mores. Mmmm…. S’mores….
All day: Ping-Pong Tournament
“Recess” themed Marquand Chapel service
Everyone’s favorite Dean of Students, Dale Peterson, celebrating.
This is not your average Friday Fellowship! Come meet on the Quad for fellowship and a
little friendly competition! There will be a Student-Faculty Horseshoe Competition
hosted by the Nightwalking Society as well as volleyball, croquet, and bocce ball.
Lounge Lizards at the GPSCY
Put on your leisure suit. The
GPSCY and their karaoke machine for you to come and sing with your friends!
Yoga with Eric
A YDS Favorite: it’s good for the mind, body, and soul. Come to the RSV room for an
hour-long yoga session. Mats provided.
Art and Soul Painting Retreat
Through movement, breathing and music we will engage the right side of the brain
where creativity resides. Then, using the vibrant colors and paint-like flow of oil pastels or tempera paint, our “paintings” will create themselves from personal and archetypal images stored in the deep well of our unconscious. These paintings will then become the focus of our individual meditation and inner journeying. So come, artists and “non artists” alike and experience the freedom and joy in “the Process”; let’s create soul art together!
Wear socks, and loose, washable, comfortable clothes to move in; we will use tempera paints. The class will meet in Latourette and will end at . There is a non-refundable $5 fee for supplies. RSVP to Elizabeth Marie Melchionna by Thursday, October 20th at . Brought to you by the Annand Program for Spiritual Formation.
East Rock hike
Nothing says Recess like time outdoors. The Outings Club will be hosting a fun and
hike up Eat Rock in
It’s almost Halloween! Time for Pumpkin Carving! Meet in the RSV room to carve your
pumpkin with The Nightwalking Society.
Ping-Pong Tournament Ends
Who will be victorious? There can be only one.
Recess—we won’t take your lunch money, scout’s honor.
THIS WEEK AT MARQUAND...
Monday: Marquand Harvest Festival! Food, drink, and fellowship in worship
Tuesday: Service of the Word, Prof. Randall Balmer, preaching
Wednesday: New! Sung Morning Prayer
Thursday: A Service of Word and Breath, Laura Sponseller, M.Div. '06, preaching
Friday: Recess Eucharist, Rev. Barbara Blodgett, presiding
Monday, October 17: 3 p.m. CVs
Monday, October 17: resumes
Monday, October 17: credentials.
I am happy to give you all the one on one resume/CV help you need provided you attend a workshop! For more information contact Susan Olson (email@example.com)
KNITTING GROUP - The YDS
Women's Center invites all knitters and those interested in learning to knit to
gather for conversation, prayer, and knitting. Knitting group meets each
Monday at in the Women's Center
(Fisher Hall, 2nd floor). For more information, write to
BIBLICAL AND ANCIENT STUDIES WOMEN’S GROUP: The first meeting of the Biblical and Ancient Studies Women's Group will be on Tuesday, October 18th at in the JE Dinning Room. The MAR/STM Women's Group is designed for women who are interested in pursuing academic careers in Biblical Studies, Ancient Judaism and Ancient Christianity. It will meet twice a semester in order that students can meet women faculty and PhD students in an intimate and friendly setting. The group is designed to assist women with all aspects of their MA program from how best to prepare for class and balance schedules to writing and researching term-papers and making applications to graduate school. It is open to all, including those who are neither women nor biblical scholars. Feel free to come late and to bring lunch! If you have any questions or require additional information please email either firstname.lastname@example.org or Meghan.email@example.com. We hope to see you there!
VISITS - Melissa Pucci, Assistant Director of Admissions, will be visiting
the following schools this week: Wednesday, October 19: Mount Holyoke
College from 12:15-1:15 and Smith College at 4:30. If you have friends at
SPIRITUAL LIFE AT YDS CONVERSATION SERIES: is a monthly conversation where professors will have an opportunity to share about their spiritual practices and faith in the midst of their academic work and life. Possible topics may include academia as a spiritual practice, the impact of faith on his or her studies, or others. This Thursday, Oct. 20th, Prof. Thomas Troeger will share about his spiritual practices and his work with hymnody. Please gather in the ISM Great Hall at for this chance to get to know more about our new Homiletics Professor! Sponsored by the Annand Program for Spiritual Formation at the CLC. Questions? Contact Martha Korienek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUTHOR THOMAS LYNCH ON CAMPUS:
Join us this Thursday,
October 20th for a visit by poet, essayist, and undertaker Thomas Lynch.
Described by Richard Bernstein in The New York Times as a cross between
Garrison Keillor and William Butler Yeats, Mr. Lynch
is the author of three books of poetry and several collections of essays.
His sometimes irreverent, sometimes profoundly moving collection of essays, The
Undertaking: Life Stories from the Dismal Trade, won the American Book
Award, the Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, and was a finalist for the National
Book Award. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Christian Century, Harper's, Esquire, Newsweek, The
FIRST YEAR WOMEN'S GROUP - All first-year women are invited to join a bible study/spiritual support group. Please join us for fellowship and prayer as you adjust to YDS and work to integrate your faith and studies. The group meets each Thursday at in the Women's Center (Fisher Hall, 2nd floor). For more information, write to email@example.com.
THE ART AND SOUL WORKSHOP: Through movement, breathing and music we will
engage the right side of the brain where creativity resides. Then, using the vibrant colors and paint-like
flow of oil pastels or tempera paint, our “paintings” will create themselves
from personal and archetypal images stored in the deep well of our
unconscious. These paintings will then
become the focus of our individual meditation and inner journeying. So come, artists and
“non artists” alike and experience the freedom and joy in “the Process;” let’s
create soul art together! Saturday, October 22nd from
in Latourette Hall. Registration and Supply fee of $5.00
(non-refundable). Please wear socks, and loose, washable, comfortable
clothes to move in; we will use tempera paints.
Call Harriet at (860) 210-1699 with any questions or concerns. RSVP to Elizabeth
Marie Melchionna by Thursday, October 20th
at . (firstname.lastname@example.org) About the facilitator: Harriet has been involved in art since
childhood and as an art major in college, a grade school art teacher, a student
at the Art Students League and as a landscape and still life painter. Eight years ago, she began her exploration of
process painting and most recently studied with Aviva
Gold. Harriet holds a Master of Divinity
degree from the
ALL SCHOOL CONFERENCE PLANNING MEETING: There will be meeting MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 at in the Jonathan Edwards Dining Room to begin planning for the All School Conference. The theme for All School Conference this year will be "The Prophetic Voice." Please come if you are interested in helping! Questions? Please contact Martha Korienek at email@example.com.
(for more information on any of these events please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
October 17 | (Divinity School Common Room)
The first Liturgy Symposium of the season: The Sacramental Worldview of Africans and African Americans -
Melva Costen, Visiting Professor of Liturgical Studies. Refreshments served for mind, body, and spirit. Lecture is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, October 18 | (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)
Zarlino and Monteverdi Between Theory and Practice. Yale Schola Cantorum performs as guests of the Yale Collegium Musicum.
Thursday, October 20
| (Divinity Book Supply)
Literature and Spirituality: Thomas Lynch, poet and essayist. More information and live webcast at http://www.yale.edu/ism/events/102005-lynch.htm
Thursday, October 27
| (ISM Great
Reception for artist J. Michael Walker. The sacred art of J. Michael Walker will be on display in
Sunday, October 30 | (St. Matthew's,
Grant Us Peace, Concert of the Yale Camerata. Free and Open to the Public.
Monday, October 31 | (
Christian Modernism as Cultural Reference - Robert Inchausti, Professor of English,
Faith and Feminism: Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt is making a special presentation on "Faith and Feminism" based on her exciting and readable new book by the same title. (Her book will be available for purchase that evening.) This lecture will take place at Hartford Seminary on Tues. Oct 18th at . Helen's leadership in the women's movement has been recognized by her inclusion in the National Women's Hall of Fame. Her book breaks new ground by arguing for a "holy alliance" between Christian faith and feminism, illustrated by historical examples from Sojourner Truth and Emily Dickenson to Dorothy Day. We urge you to attend this unusual opportunity to learn from and dialogue with a person who has committed her life to bridging these movements. Since Plowshares recommended inviting Helen Hunt to the Seminary, a suggestion which was embraced by President Heidi Hadsell and Prof. MT Winter, the $8 entrance fee for Plowshares' guests will be waived. If you are planning to attend, please contact the seminary telling them that you will be attending as a guest of Plowshares. Questions contact the plowshares institute (860) 651-4304.
What’s the Purpose of a Yale Education: A Forum on Gender, Education, and Career in Response to the NY Times. Please join us for this panel discussion on Wednesday, October 19th from in the Hall of Graduate Studies room 211. In response to the recent article "Many Women at Elite Colleges Set Career Path to Motherhood," this panel addresses the accuracy of the article's conclusions. In addition to the "truth of the trend," we ask what beliefs and opinions are part of the decision of young privileged and educated women to seemingly give-up that privilege to be "only" stay-at-home-moms? From a gendered perspective, how might today's young male students re-think "traditional" family roles?
The Yale World
Fellows Program Presents:
2005 Return to Yale Forum Lectures 60 World Fellows 3 Lectures 1 Night. These three lectures will take place this
Thursday, October 20, at
Terrorism: Politics By Other Means? (
Can We End Poverty in Our Time? (Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall)
AIDS: Crisis of Sex, Drugs or Culture? (Yale Law School Lecture Hall 120)
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 . If you would like to receive the weekly discussion topic by email, or know someone else who would, please send an email to email@example.com
“Challenges of Theological Training for Ministry: Is Anything
Missing?” Dr. Marcella
Hoesl, M.M., professor of systematic theology at
Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, Texas, and senior mission scholar in
residence for the fall semester at OMSC. The lecture begins at on
Network for Sustainable
Whole Foods in the Have: Whole Foods, a supermarket selling organic
food, came to
week of Aug 22 to look at potential sites. If you are interested in having this market in greater
Onward Christian Media - According to a recent wave of news stories, the
conservative Christian right wields an increasingly powerful media force and is
becoming more creative at getting their message out – on television and radio,
and in movies, books and magazines. While some don’t see a cause for
alarm, others believe this kind of proselytizing dangerously blurs the lines
between politics and religion. Join the conversation. Presenters
are Chris Hedges, author,
Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America; War is a Force
that Gives Us Meaning, former correspondent, The New York Times and Jonathan
Alter, Senior Editor and Columnist, Newsweek. This event will be co-presented with
BLACK THEOLOGY AND WOMANIST THEOLOGY IN DIALOGUE: WHICH WAY FORWARD FOR
THE CHURCH AND THE ACADEMY? A Conference to be held
October 31 –
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, at the
Institute. Professors Dwight Hopkins (Chicago) and Linda Thomas (LSTC) are the conference coordinators. The conference web site is: http://www.lstc.edu/events/btwtdialogue/schedule.htm
The Future of Philanthropy: Join us on
the Wheel, Henri Nouwen and Our Search for God: The year 2006 is the tenth anniversary of
Henri Nouwen’s death. To mark this anniversary, the Nouwen Archives at the University of St. Michael’s College
is hosting a three day gathering from May 18-20, 2006 that will bring together
scholars, students, ministers, and spiritual seekers to explore themes and
ideas that preoccupied Nouwen in his lifetime and
which have particular relevance in today’s context. We are seeking proposals for individual
presentations, full sessions, and workshops that will address the relevance of
Henri Nouwen’s vision of the spiritual life from a
variety of perspectives Proposals for individual presentations, full
sessions or workshops should be approximately
one page in length, including: 1) title; 2) short description of the
proposed paper, session, or workshop, including its estimated length (approx.
250 words), and; 3) full contact information—mailing address, email address and
daytime telephone number. The
deadline for proposals is
Pastors and Lay Leadership Conference:
“Organizing for Justice:
Reawakening, Reclaiming and Restoring the Village.” This conference is hosted by Samuel DeWitt
Proctor Conference, Inc.
Female Research Assistant
Needed: (healthcare economics project) Looking for female research assistant for a research project with Dr. Howard
Forman from the Department of Radiology at the
Part-time Administrative Assistant Needed: First Presbyterian Church of New Haven is looking for a part-time administrative assistant (approximately 10 hours a week). Hours that need to be filled are T/W/Th 9 a.m. – . Contact Bill Goettler at (203) 562-5664 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
University Public Worship at
Battell Chapel: An ecumenical
worship service of the historic
Contact us at email@example.com or 432-5319
Staff is available 10-3 weekdays
Oct. 18, 1-2 Easy, High Quality, Lay-led Adult Education
Oct. 27, 1-2 Youth Ministry Shaped by Congregational Assets: Research Findings on Exemplary Youth Ministry
Nov. 2, 10-11 Easy, High Quality, Lay-led Adult Education
Nov. 3, Making and Using a Narrative Budget
Nov. 4, 1-2 Characteristics of Mature Christian Youth: Research On Exemplary Youth Ministry
We have liturgical resources, activities for intergenerational groups or study group resources for: United Nations (Sunday, Oct. 23), Children’s Sabbath (your choice any Sunday this Fall), All Saints Day, Halloween and alternatives to Halloween!
Learn with your learning style: See videos, DVDs on church history, biblical subjects, Listen to CDs of the Bible, check out DVDs/videos on various liturgies and cultural contexts for liturgy!
Curriculum is available for groups for adults, youth, children: these are easy to adapt to your situation!
Writing a paper on your denomination’s position on: sacraments, homosexuality, war, etc? Come see the resources for your project.