December 5th, 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


Fall Final Exam Schedule 2005

Monday, December 12

9-12 noon

Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (J. Collins)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 600


Latourette S223


Rel. 600


Bushnell S200

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 601

N.T. Interpretation (Hultin)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 601


Latourette S223


Rel. 601


Bushnell S200

Tuesday, December 13

9-11 a.m.

Rel. 605

Elementary N.T. Greek (Nongbri)

Bushnell S200

9-12 noon

Rel. 604

Elementary Biblical Hebrew (Lemos)

Bushnell S100

9-12 noon

Rel. 798

Anglican Th/Hist. II: ECUSA/Anglican Church (Britton)

Bushnell S104

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 740

Rel. & Civil Rights Movement (Balmer)

Niebuhr Hall

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 853

Ritual & Music of Af/Am Worship (Costen)

Great Hall/ISM

Wednesday, December 14

9-12 noon

Rel. 618

Intermediate Greek (Gundry-Volf)

Broholm S202

9-12 noon

Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (J. Jones)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 726


Latourette S223


Rel. 726


Bushnell S200

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 782

Foundations of Xn. Worship (Spinks)

Niebuhr Hall

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 674

Intermediate Hebrew I (Hoffer)

Bushnell S101


Thursday, December 15

9-12 noon

Rel. 700

History of Xnity (Eire)


2-5 p.m.

Rel. 852

Exegesis Black Hymnody, Spirituals, Gospel Songs (Costen)

Great Hall/ISM

Friday, December 16

9-12 noon

Rel. 870

Environmental Ethics (Holmes)


9-12 noon

Rel. 791

UCC Polity (Siladi)

J.E. Dining

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 720

History of Xn. Theol. to 451 (Beeley)

Niebuhr Hall

To:         YDS Faculty and students


From:     Robert Wilson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs


Re:         Deadlines


Due Date

All work for the first semester is due by the end of the semester, Friday, December 16, unless the instructor specifies an earlier date.



1.          In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or family crisis, the instructor may grant an extension of time beyond the end of the semester, but no extension can be given beyond Monday, February 6, 2006. 


2.     No work from  the first semester can be accepted by a faculty

        member after that date.


Additional Extensions

1            A student may appeal to the Professional Studies Committee for an additional extension.  Such an appeal must be made in writing before February 6 on a form provided by the Registrar’s office. 


2.     Extensions will be considered by the Committee only in exceptional circumstances, such as those indicated above.



The schedule of dates, deadlines, and extensions, as published by the Divinity School, applies to all courses to be credited towards a Divinity School degree, regardless of University department or school in which they are taken.

From the Registrar's Office:

Transcript Requests - Students requesting transcripts to be sent this month, please have your request in to the Registrar's office (Seabury, 1st floor) no later than Thursday, December 15.  After that date there is no guarantee the request can be filled before the winter recess.


If you are not returning second semester, please let the Registrar know.
On line registration will begin on January 9 and end on January 18.

Corrections to spring schedule:
Area II
Rel. 725 Patristic Christology changed to F 1:30-3:20
Rel. 795 Anglican Theology/History I: Great Britain changed to M, W 1:30-3:00

Area III
Rel. 701 Rel. in Am. Society 1550-1870 will not be offered

Area IV
Rel. 927 Text, Memory & Performance scheduled for Th 1:30-4:00
Rel. 962 Hymnody as a Resource for Preaching and Worship Tu 1:30-3:20
Rel. 967 Theologies of Preaching Th 1:30-3:20

Area V
Rel. 847 House of the Lord changed to M,W 9:00-10:20am


On Campus

Advent Service:  Please join us for the annual Yale Divinity School Advent Service to be held from 7:00 to 8:15 pm this Tuesday evening, December 6th before the Christmas Party.  Rev. Thomas Troeger will offer the sermon.  Partners, children, and family are most welcome.  A child-friendly area will be available.  Help us usher in the season of Advent, and celebrate the time we've shared this semester.  -The Marquand Chapel Team


Hear ye, hear ye…

All students, faculty, and staff and families

are cordially invited to the annual

Christmas Party

On the feast of Saint Nicholas

Tuesday, 6 December 2005

8:30 until 10 o’clock

Following the Advent Service

Yale Divinity School Common Room

Come one, come all for dessert and festive beverages,

a visit from Santa and holiday cheer!

* Semi-formal attire requested

* Activities for children


Divinity School Christmas Gifts:  Each Christmas, we present a gift of money to the members of the Divinity School custodial, dining hall, grounds, and security staff, as one way of expressing our appreciation for the important service they offer to our community each day.  This gift of money is based on your individual contributions and is presented to our colleagues on the last day of work before the Christmas holiday.  If you would like to contribute to the gift, please make your donation in cash to me.  If it is necessary for you to write a check, you may do so (make it payable to "Dale Peterson"), but a cash contribution is preferred.  You may hand your contribution to me directly, or leave it for me at my office.  We will collect contributions from Thursday, December 1st through Thursday, December 15th.  This expression of appreciation to these friends and colleagues is an enduring and heartfelt tradition of the Divinity School community.  This is one way we can offer thanks to these individuals who make our daily routines in this place more enjoyable and productive.  If you have questions or concerns, please let me know.  Thank you!  -Dale Peterson


QSource Submissions:  The final Q Source for this semester will go out on Monday, December 12 all submissions are due on Friday, December 9th by 5pm.  The will be no Q Source until January 9th, 2006!  All submissions for the January 9 Q Source are due by Friday, January 6th, 2006.


It's not too late to join the ALL SCHOOL CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE.  We meet every MONDAY at 12:30 in the Jonathan Edwards Diving Room.  The theme to this year's All School Conference is the "Prophetic Voice."  Please contact Martha Korienek ( or Angela Batie ( with any questions.

Lectures and Events

(Yale and New Haven)

VOLTE FACE: THE HEAD IN THE HISTORY OF TASTE: You are cordially invited a lecture to be delivered by Angus Trumble, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art, on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. at the John Slade Ely House Gallery at 51 Trumbull Street.  The lecture to be presented is entitled: VOLTE FACE: THE HEAD IN THE HISTORY OF TASTE. In the history of European connoisseurship, changing canons of beauty have determined not just how artists adorn the human head, but also how they have conceived, shaped, composed the head itself, and arranged to their evident satisfaction the features of the face.  The process is most dramatically illustrated by the transformation of the beautiful face in cinema, but it operates in all genres and periods.  Why do "Restoration" beauties all look the same, and what is the likelihood that future generations will think the same of us?  We hope you are able to attend and please bring your friends and colleagues.

Road to Bethlehem:  5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, featuring 10 scenes, a free holiday experience provided by and at Cheshire United Methodist Church, 205 Academy Road, Cheshire.  Go north on Whitney Ave. which becomes Route 10 and then turn right on Route 68/70, continue 1/2 mile.  Church is on the right.  If you wish to bring canned goods to share, you may.  You are invited!


OMSC Christmas Reception:  The Overseas Ministries Study Center will hold its Christmas Reception on Wednesday, December 14, 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. The international community of residents will provide music. Details about and directions to OMSC are available by telephone at (203) 624-6672 or are online at (What's New?).


Join us at Auburn in December! Once again we are pleased to present our monthly programs at Auburn. In particular, we hope that you'll join us at our inaugural  MULTIFAITH POETRY FESTIVAL - December 12th at 7:00 PM featuring Katie Ford, Kazim Ali, and Eve Grubin. (Special thanks to Alice Chasan, poetry editor of The New Yorker, for helping us to envision this program.)  We also have a wonderful selection of programs that you'll discover below.  Auburn Continuing Education Programs:
*  Multifaith Poetry Festival (Monday, December 12 at

*  Peacemakers from the Holy Land (Tuesday, December 13 from 8:00 – 9:30 am)
*  Clergy Counseling: Depression (Monday, December 12 from
10:30 am – 4:00 pm)


Bonhoeffer Film:  The award-winning documentary film BONHOEFFER will be broadcast nationwide on PBS February 6, 2006 at 10 PM Eastern Time (check local listings).  For more information about the film visit


Workshop on Fundamentalism: Political, Religious, and Secular.  It will take place as one of the many workshops within the International Society for the Study of European Ideas conference at the University of Malta. Given the complexity of the concept of Fundamentalism, this workshop invites scholars to offer papers addressing theoretical, conceptual, social, political, and religious issues surrounding the notion of Fundamentalism. Please send paper proposals with a brief abstract to the contact below by December 15, 2005. Electronic submissions are welcomed.  Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riano, Darville University, Department of Social Sciences and History.  Tel: 937.766.3256 Fax: 937.766.7583 or email



North American Academy of Ecumenists Announces 2006 Essay Contest:  Students in seminaries, theological schools and graduate schools of religion are invited to enter an essay contest sponsored by the North American Academy of Ecumenists.  The essay is to be based on the theme of the next NAAE conference set for September 22-24, 2006:  “The Eucharist: Sign and Source of Unity?”  Web site:  The winning essay writer will receive an award of $250, will attend the 2006 conference of the NAAE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and may be invited to present a précis of the essay.  Registration and travel expenses will be covered by the Academy.

Dorlores Zohrab Liebmann Fund:  I write to bring to your attention the annual application process for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund, which awards graduate fellowships in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).  The 2006-2007 fellowships will include full tuition plus a stipend of $18,000.  Yale is among a select group of universities invited to nominate up to three registered graduate and professional students per year.  Additional information is available at  The criteria are outstanding undergraduate records, financial need and U.S. citizenship.  I have attached the application materials to this e-mail and ask that you forward any nominations from your respective schools (i.e., complete applications, including letters of recommendation) by Wednesday, January 4 to my office (Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 134).  Contrary to the directions on the form, applicants do not need to provide four copies and should not send the materials directly to the trustees.  As these applications will first be considered by the Office of the Provost, which will select the three nominations from Yale for the year, the University's internal deadline of January 4 supersedes the stated deadline of January 31.




Handy person needed:  Experienced household maintenance and minor repair worker needed for a handful of projects inside my Cheshire home.  Jobs will include tasks like small sheet rock repair, painting, door hanging.  Can pay either by the hour or by the job, as negotiated.  If you have relevant experience, desire a handful of odd jobs that you can schedule at your convenience through the winter and into the spring, and have a car, contact Wes Avram at 432-9588 or


Research Assistant Needed:  Professor Joe Jones is seeking to employ a student to be a research assistant for the next 3 to 4 months between 4 to 10 hours a week. Please contact Professor Jones this week:; office S136, 432-3503.


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


Director of Discipleship Ministries:  First Church of Christ Congregational, in Glastonbury, CT, is a vibrant church who is seeking a person with strong management skills to coordinate in-reach and outreach ministries; support discipleship volunteers spiritually and educationally.  Must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with clergy, administrative staff and volunteers in a caring, effective, manner.  For further information concerning our church community, please visit our website at:  Those interested in the position should forward their profiles  Profiles will be accepted now through 12/2/05.


Two Automobile Tires:  Yokohama, P205/65R15 92H, tubeless, radial 388.  Used to commute Branford/New Haven for one month.  Asking $35 each.  Original price at Town Fair Tire - $89 each.  Contact Marilyn Romans, 432-4663 or

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. Handicap accessible. We welcome and support persons of any race, age, nationality, physical ability, mental condition and sexual orientation.


Ministry Resource Center

Visit the Ministry Resource Center at  

Contact us at or 432-5319

Staff is available 10-3 weekdays


  • Want to see the worship style of St. Gregory of Nyssa Church in San Francisco? Watch video: Dancing with God
  • Over the break, stock up on videos and DVDs for your “continuing education” and entertainment:  church history, the arts, music, civil rights movement, spirituality, …..


  • Advent and Christmas music….hear it, use tambourines and rhythm instruments that you can borrow.
  • Videos on Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Movement, posters, activities. 
  • Epiphany and Three Kings Day resources can help you plan worship and activities for all ages.
  • Ecumenical and interfaith services to plan? Look in those shelves...
  • Lent study groups?  Get ready with great and easily led resources: spirituality, saints, bible topics, Brahms’s Requiem and the Bible, ethics, capital punishment.

§         Plan a full Lenten worship experience with liturgies for every part of the experience of Lent and Holy Week.  Resources for all traditions are here.

  • Games, nativity puppets, nativity scenes, videos, and storybooks for children to help them experience Advent at home or at church.
  • Posters can be checked out to provide atmosphere for discussions, displays, and other thought-provoking experiences.
  • Need costumes?  Borrow them from the Ministry Resource Center: angels, shepherds, biblical characters, etc.