February 27, 2006

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


On Campus

2006 Parks-King Lecture and Black Alumni Forum. All are welcome and encouraged to attend both of these events and to spread the word to all who might be interested.

·          Parks-King Lecture -- February 28, 2006: Bishop Vashti McKenzie, 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and first woman to become the Titular Head of the denomination, will serve as the 2006 speaker for the Annual Parks-King Lecture. The lecture will begin at 5:15 p.m. in Marquand Chapel.  A reception will follow in the YDS Common Room.

·          Black Alumni Forum -- Tuesday, February 28, 2006: Theme: “Black Women Redefining Ministry and Community Leadership in the Twenty-First Century: The YDS Influence.” The forum will take place from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Marquand Chapel.  A book signing with Bishop McKenzie will be held prior to the forum from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the YDS Student Book Supply.


Senior Photos: Dear Seniors, Jim Anderson, a local professional photographer, will be on campus to take photographs of any and all Seniors who would like their photograph taken for the Class Composite photograph.  He plans to be on campus this coming Thursday and Friday (February 23 & 24), and next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (February 27 & 28, and March 1).  This is an optional service and there is a fee for the sitting with the photographer, but the resulting Class Composite photograph is the official Class of 2006 photograph--  just as those from past years displayed on walls throughout the Divinity School.  Sign-up sheets for the photo sittings are in the Common Room, on the large display boards by the piano.  Time slots are available each of the five days from 9:30am to 5:00pm, at fifteen-minute intervals.  The photographing will take place in the Commuter Lounge.  The fee for the sitting is $50, and it is paid directly to the photographer at the time of the sitting by either cash or check.  Checks may be made payable to James Anderson.  Each student paying the fee and having a photograph made is given one copy (11" x 14") of the composite photograph at Commencement exercises in May.  Additional individual photograph orders may be placed with the photographer through order forms he provides.  Also, the set of proofs from the photo shoot may be purchased from the photographer for an additional $10.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact me by either email or telephone (432-5310).


The Wednesday Night Community Eucharist, held each Wednesday at 6pm in Marquand Chapel, will be an Ash Wednesday service with imposition of ashes.  Celebrant: the Rev. Maryetta M. Anschutz ’01, Associate Dean, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale; Preacher: theRev. Paul Johnson, Christ Church, Richmond, Virginia.  All are welcome.  Hosted by Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.  Questions? Contact or 


Library Workshops: Learn a streamlined method of managing citations for your papers and projects using RefWorks, a web-based citation management system available free to Yale students, faculty and staff.  Access is through the Divinity Library’s home page under “Create Bibliographies.”  This tool enables you to quickly and efficiently create footnotes, endnotes and bibliographies.  The workshop is in two parts:

Session I (setting up RefWorks account, creating bibliography, etc.):

·          Tuesday, February 28, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm

·          Wednesday, March 1st from 12:15-1:15 pm

Session II (inserting citations, formatting techniques, etc.):

·          Tuesday, March 21, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm

·          Thursday, March 23, from 12:15 to 1:15 pm

All Sessions meet in L-107, the Library Computer Classroom.  Please sign up on the bulletin board near the Circulation Desk (right inside the Library) or email, or call 432-6374.  In addition, the workshops will cover:

·          Major style sheets used for scholarly writing in the Humanities (Biblical Studies, Theology, Religion and the Arts)

·          Print and online resources to help you find citation formats

·          Examples of how to cite electronic resources, interviews, manuscripts, etc.


You are invited to join the Methodist Society for worship and fellowship throughout the spring semester! For more info, please contact Jessica Anschutz, Jeremy Deaner, or Erika Hirsch

·        Tuesday 2/28, 7pm  Worship in Nouwen Prayer Chapel

·        Monday 3/20  Potluck Fellowship with Lutheran Students

·        Tuesday 3/28, 7pm  Worship in Nouwen Prayer Chapel

·        Tuesday 4/4, 7pm   Potluck Fellowship at the home of Vicki I and Diana Carroll

·        Tuesday 4/11, 7pm  Worship in the Nouwen Prayer Chapel

·        Tuesday 4/18, 7pm  Fellowship, TBA


Timothy Ree, the YDS Writing Consultant, is holding office hours in Room S-129.  Please make an appointment on the sign-up sheet outside the office door.  Email your paper as an attachment to prior to your appointment.  Office hours are:

·        Monday: 11:30 - 1 PM

·        Tuesday: 8 AM - 10:30, 11:30 - 1:30 PM

·        Wednesday: 12 PM – 5

·        Thursday: 8 AM - 4 PM


Faculty search candidates:

·        Pastoral Care & Counseling: We invite you to attend the lecture by Dr. Duane R. Bidwell, Director of the Pastoral Care and Training Center at Brite Divinity School, Wednesday, March 1, 2006, 4:30PM Niebuhr Hall.  “Inside, Outside, and in-between: Positioning the self in Contemporary Spiritual Direction”.

·        Social Ethics: MT Dávila, Visiting Professor at Brandeis University, Thursday, March 2, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Niebuhr Hall, N123. "I shop, therefore I am...":  Middle-class identity and its challenges to the Christian churches in the United States" Also, please welcome MT Dávila at the coffee hour around 11:15 a.m. in the Common Room following the Chapel service on Friday, March 3.



Feminist Liberation and Feminist Pastoral Theologies will host a global lecture entitled "Women, HIV/AIDS, and Faith: Perspectives from African Women Theologians" on Wednesday, March 1st @ 3:30PM in the RSV Room. The lecture is sponsored by the YDS Women's Initiative and the Women Faculty Forum.


All are invited to attend our next Worship and Liturgical Dance Workshop #2 on: Monday, March 20, 2006 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Marquand Chapel.  Topic: Furthering the Language of Yadah, Towdah, and Barak Praise.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring your bibles and be ready to dance before the Lord! 


Spanish Evening Prayer will be offered each Thursday this semester from 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. at the Berkeley Center at the corner of Canner & St. Ronan Streets near the YDS campus. You don't have to know Spanish to participate, and English translations of the texts are provided. Come join us!  Questions, contact Paul McLain,


The Lutheran Studies Program invites you to join them for weekly Vespers at 5:30 on Tuesdays this semester. Worship is in the Nouwen chapel in the basement of the library. We hope to see many of you there, this week and as the semester progresses!


Save the date: April 13, 2006 11:30 - 12:30. Many of you have had questions regarding student loan consolidation, or have been approached about consolidating your student loans.  I have invited Deborrah Glenn-Long from the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation to give a presentation regarding consolidation. She will be here to provide information and answer any questions you may have. This information will also be relevent for continuing students, this will be the last year you may consolidate while still in school. There will be two sessions one here at the Divinity School and one at the Forestry  School so hopefully you will be able to attend one of them.  The session at the Forestry School will be in Sage Hall 1:30 to 2:30.


Lectures and Events

(Yale and New Haven)


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.


The Women Faculty Forum, the Yale Office of Work Life, Yale Law Women and the American Constitution Society Yale Chapter present: “Working for Care: Families and the Workplace,” the third session in the “Working Lives: Renegotiating Public and Private” series.  February 28, 2006 6:00-7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion. Location: Yale Law School, Room 129, 127 Wall Street.  Your RSVP would be appreciated for planning purposes at (203) 432-8847.


International students and scholars at Yale and their families and spouses/partners, are invited to join OISS staff and invited guests for “Crossing Cultures: A Conversation Circle”, held every Tuesday evening from 5 to 6pm in the International Center, 421 Temple Street.  These informal conversations are not just for newcomers, but for anyone in the community who is looking to make campus and community connections, learn more about U.S. culture and the acculturation process, and in particular, for those who want to examine more closely the experience of crossing cultures.  Complimentary coffee and tea will be served.  Here are the dates/proposed topics to be covered:
   2/28 --   Enjoying life in the U.S. - Making Friends and Getting Involved in the Community
   3/7 --    Understanding and Surviving the Cuisine (potluck)
   3/14 --   Yale Culture - Life in an academic community.
   3/21 --   The Acculturation Process - Dangers and Rewards in Crossing Cultures
   3/27 --   To be announced

Please email if you plan on attending.


Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) Thursday, March 2, 2006 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Room A001.  Featuring: Morton Weinfeld, Professor and Chair in Canadian Ethnic Studies, McGill University, Montreal "Anti-Semitism in Quebec and Quebec Anti-Semitism: A Hybrid Creation of Tradition and Globalization" Refreshments will be served.  For more information, visit or contact Pam Greene: or (203)432-3052.


The Program in Judaic Studies at Yale presents a series of lectures for spring 2006:

·        Thursday March 23: Joseph Hacker, Professor of Jewish History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “Jewish Cultural Mediators between the Ottomans and the Courts of Early Modern Europe,” HGS 401, 4:00 PM

·        Monday March 27 Daniel Schwartz, Professor of Jewish History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. "Josephus Between Jerusalem and Rome: On Divine Providence and the Last Book of the
Judaean War.” 208 WHC, 4:00 PM

·        Wednesday March 29 (Co-sponsored with the Department of History) Anna Sapir Abulafia, Vice-President and College Lecturer in History, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. “Sie stinken beide, or the Point of Medieval Christian-Jewish Disputations.” 211 HGS, 4:00 PM


Ethics, Values, and the Environment, a conference co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School and the Harvard University Center for the Environment. Saturday, March 18, 2006, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 42 Francis Ave., Cambridge, MA. Although free and open to the public, reservations are required for this event. RSVP to Rebecca Kline Esterson at or 617-495-4476. More information about the conference is online at:

Auburn Continuing Education Programs ( ) for March 2006:

·          “Supporting the Alzheimer’s Community”: Thursday, March, 2, 2006, 8:30 AM - 1:00PM.  No cost.  For information, please email  To RSVP, e-mail

·          “Julian of Norwich: A Performance”: Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 4:00PM.  $20 fee.  For more information, contact

·          “Spiritual Journeys: Earth-Based Religions”: March 9, 11, and 14.  $65 registration fee.  To register e-mail

·          “Using Coaching in Ministry II”: Monday, March 20, 2006, 10:00- 4:00.  $105 registration fee.  Email for more information.

·          “Women’s Multifaith Art Opening: Celebrating the Work of Anna Ruth Henriques”: Tuesday, April 4 at 6:00PM.  Contact for more info.


You are invited to attend the Global Security and Nuclear Weapons Danger Track, a conference of the Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice. March 10-13, 2006, Washington, DC.  Registration Fee: $140 (includes lunches and Sunday banquet); Student scholarships are available. Hotel rooms are available at the conference site, the Doubletree Hotel. Reserve by 2/9 for the discounted rate of $99 per room.  To register, visit>Register.


Workshop on Asian Religions: “Sand, Stones, and Stars: Nature in the Religious Imagination” sponsored by The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University and the Yale Center for International and Area Studies. This workshop will be held on April 21, 22 and 23, 2006 at Yale University. For more information and to register for this event, please contact Please provide your name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax, and email. Registration deadline is April 3, 2006.




Justice for Children International is an organization dedicated to stopping the trafficking of children for sexual exploitation.  The organization is sponsoring a training program which you can be a part of.  The application deadline for the Justice for Children International Training Program in Aftercare is April 15th, 2006. To download an application, go to this link: If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Maskell at


If you are interested in serving as a BTFO Coordinator for 2006, please indicate your interest to Dale Peterson by the end of the day on Friday, March 3rd.  A simple email message will suffice for indicating your interest. Dale will acknowledge your message with a reply.  The work of BTFO Coordinator is a paid position, offering $3,000 in total income for the entire project.  The hours are flexible and the schedule is variable over the course of the project, but the two Coordinators should anticipate the following workload:  some work now before the summer break begins;  work on campus throughout the summer (mostly part-time but some full-time, with time for vacations); work throughout the BTFO program itself;  and some work wrapping-up loose ends after the new semester begins. Interviews will be conducted for all interested persons during the first week following Spring Break (March 20th to 24th) by a committee of students, faculty, and staff.  For more information about the work of the Coordinators, please feel free to contact BTFO 2005 Coordinators Jennie Ott ( and Jessica Anschutz (, or Dale Peterson.  Two opportunities for speaking with Jessica and Jennie are Monday, February 27th, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, in the Common Room; and Tuesday, February 28th, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, in the Common Room.  Jessica will be available to talk with anyone interested in BTFO 2006 on Monday, and Jennie will be available on Tuesday.


Dear Senior Class, Congratulations, Class of 2006!  Amazingly, gratefully, and with mixed emotions, we are only three months away from Commencement Weekend and the joyous completion of your degree programs.  I know there is much to be done between now and then academically, professionally, and personally, so please know of my prayers and good wishes for you all.  I look forward to sharing Commencement with you on May 21st and 22nd, as you are graduated from the Divinity School and Yale University.

      Each graduating class selects a group of officers to serve a few immediate functions and one future function.  It is time to select those officers.  The three officers are President, Vice-President, and Secretary.  The immediate functions are three:  1)  helping to plan the Commencement Worship and Commencement Communion services,  2)  supporting the Class Agents in their work on behalf of class gifts to the Divinity School (the Class Agents are appointed by the Offices of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs), and  3)  providing leadership during the Commencement ceremonies themselves.  The future function is one:  facilitating communication and reunion planning among class members as a distinct alumnae/i group of the school in the years after graduation.

      Nominations for class officers may be submitted to me between now and the end of next week.  The deadline for nominations is the end of the day on Friday, March 3rd.  Please have the agreement of the person you are nominating before submitting their name.  Nominations should be sent to me via email at  I will acknowledge each nomination with a message of reply, so please verify that I received your nomination.  If an election is required to choose officers from among a group of nominees, the election will be held upon our return to campus following Spring Break.

      Many thanks to you all.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.  In the meantime, Godspeed and abundant mercies for you and all that fills your lives in these days of completion and transition.  With much love and gratitude for you all.  Peace, Dale Peterson


WANTED:Chapel Ministers 2006-2007.  Interested in ecumenical worship? Excited about the prospect of learning many different worshipping traditions?  Love flipping through hymnals, moving pews, handling ribbons, bells, incense, and generally being ready to explore the creative aspects of liturgical planning and leadership?  If you're interested Marquand Chapel Ministry as your supervised ministry internship for next year, please contact Patrick Evans as soon as possible to schedule an interview, let Barbara Blodgett know of your interest, and ask questions of the current Chapel Ministers –Emily Scott, Matt Haugen, Elizabeth Lerohl, and Kaji Spellman.  Please have completed applications to Barbara Blodgett by noon on Monday 2/27. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 2/28. If these deadlines are not possible for you, please let Patrick know.


Call for presentations and/or research: 3rd Annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education. "Working Towards a New Vision of the 21st Century University:  Promoting Diversity and Excellence in Research, Teaching and Learning Within the Academy" March 31-April 1, 2006.  Faculty and students please consider submitted proposals for oral presentations, academic panels or workshops, or individual research for this conference.  Deadline for submissions is Febraury 28, 2006.  See the following website for registration materials, call for proposals, and other information:


ICHTHYS Designs - Interpreting Theology into liturgical design since 1989.  Unique, one-of-a-kind vestments for men and women, custom designed to your specifications.  On campus in the Common Room at YDS ~  Thursday March 2  all day; Samples of my work and extensive portfolio will be on display.  Lynn Ronkainen / Houston, TX;


Application for the Two Brothers Fellowship: The Two Brothers Fellowship (YDS Bulletin, p. 129), which is designated for support of biblical or archaeological study.  One or more substantial awards will be made for the summer of 2006, with preference given to students who have a clear interest in doing advanced work in their proposed course of study.  Please submit your application and proposed course of study to Grace Chao, Room N122, Seabury 1st Floor by Friday, March 24, 2006.

1.      Your name.

2.      Address and e-mail address.

3.      Proposed course of study.

4.      Estimated budget.

5.      Name of faculty member who might be contacted regarding the student’s work in Bible


Goodwin Prize for Excellence in Theological Writing, a graduate writing prize. Winning prize is in the amount of $1,000.  Submissions must be postmarked by June 1, 2006.  Submitted essays must demonstrate: 1) creative theological thinking, 2) excellence in scholarship, 3) faithful witness to the Christian tradition, and 4) engagement with the community of faith.  Eligibility Requirements: 1) the writer must be a masters or pre-dissertation doctoral student, and 2) the submission must be an original, unpublished essay. Winning essays will be submitted to peer-reviewed theological journals for publication consideration. Inquiries, call (434) 244-2839 or email  For more information about essay parameters and to read a past winner's essay, please visit


I am once again putting together intramural volleyball teams for the Spring Season.  The season begins on March 23rd and runs through the end of the semester.  Because of how well our team has done during winter season, and because of such large amounts of interest in the teams, we will be having two teams this season.  The first team will be a Co-Ed Co-Rec NON-Competitive team.  The second team will be a Competitive team.  Most likely the teams will play on different days during the weekend.  The registration deadline is rapidly approaching, and I need to know who is going to want to play on which team.  Please email me with your phone number by Thursday, March 2, if you would like to play this season.  We will be having practices on Tuesdays at 8:30pm.  If you would like to come and check it out before committing, you can.  Just email me and I'll fill in the details on that. Remember, it is open to all faculty, YDS graduate students, and their partners (so if your husband/wife would like to play...they can!!!!).


Message from Student Book Supply: Unsold course textbooks will be returned to publishers during Spring Break.  If you have not yet purchased the books that you need for class, please do so this week.  If you can not do so and wish to make special arrangements for books to be held for you, please see Lisa or call us at 432-6101.  Happy Break!


Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice is a four day conference, March 10-13, all about ecumenical cooperation in policy advocacy and plans to save the world. This year's theme is "Challenging Disparity: The Promise of God - The Power of Solidarity."  Come to Washington, DC over Spring Break and learn about being a policy advocate and then make a visit to your Congress person's office to advocate on your issue!  Check out the conference website at Seminarians and young adults are especially welcome, so if you're interested, contact Sara Critchfield in the Washington, DC office of the UCC to find about scholarship availability.  You can email her at or call at (202) 543-1517.


You are invited to apply for scholarships being offered for the events sponsored by Advent Spirituality Center in 2006. The events include "The Gathering," and "Clothed with the Sun: Writing Autobiography as Spiritual Journey."   These awards are funded through a grant from the Alliance of Baptists and each scholarship covers all costs of fees and room and board except a $50 conference registration fee. Additional information about the events sponsored by the Center may be found on the Advent Spirituality Center website at  Recipients of the scholarships must be currently enrolled divinity school or seminary students. The scholarships are work-study scholarships, and scholarship recipients will assist with various tasks to support the event staff. One value for students participating in Advent Center events is the formation of a network of other seekers after God who will be companions in post-graduate years.  To apply for a scholarship, request a copy of the application from, and send the completed application, with a letter of recommendation from one seminary/divinity school teacher, to the same email address by April 15, 2006.


Summer sublet and/or room for fall: Spacious two-bedroom apartment on corner of Whitney and Edwards available for subletting this summer. Larger room: $610/month, double bed, available late May to mid-August. Smaller room: $565/month, single bed, available mid-May to July 31.  Dates are tentative and negotiable.  We are also looking for someone to take over the lease for the smaller room starting August 1.  If interested, please contact or


Job available: Divinity Library/IBMR Project Research Assistant. Purpose: Assist with the maintenance of a bibliographic database for the International Bulletin of Missionary Research project "Researching Mission: Doctoral Dissertations in English since 1900." Duties: Enter records for dissertations that fall within the scope of the project into a Microsoft Access database. Enhance records by adding abstracts or subject headings as directed. Job Specifics: Part-time position (10 hours/week minimum); hours to be scheduled between 8:30-5:00 weekdays; workstation in Divinity Library. If interested please contact Eric Friede at (203) 432-6372 or


Ministry Resource Center

Visit the Ministry Resource Center at

Contact us at or 432-5319

Staff is available 10-3 weekdays


You are invited to this Ministry Resource Center workshop:  Feb. 27, 11-12 noon Leading Bible Study in congregations with the tools of study: Bible Dictionaries, study Bibles, Concordances, Translations


Sexuality resources: for avoiding abuse, for affirming God’s gifts to us, for considering bisexuality, transgender, gay, lesbian, heterosexuality concerns including study group resources and video/DVD.  Resources for helping congregations to consider the wide range of sexuality issues and other topics that may be difficult to talk about in some congregations.  There are leader’s guides and video/dvds on all these topics.


Performing the gospels orally:  See and hear these examples on video:  The Jesus Story According to Mark performed by Roger Ezell; mark’s Gospel as told by Max McLean;

St. Mark’s Gospel performed by Alec McCowen.


The scriptures that didn’t become canon? Look at From Jesus to Constantine: A history of Early Christianity DVD; Forbidden Scriptures video; Who Wrote the New Testament? Video; Lost Christianities DVD; Other Bible; Stories between the Testaments: meeting the People of the Apocrypha; when the time had fully come: a study of the intertestamental period; and more.


Spring Break:  we are open for your pleasure, for catching up.  Need some CDs for traveling?  Some games to play while getting the Bible internalized?  Some videos/DVDs on your courses?  Come and get them to make the best use of the break.


Interviews ahead?  Do you need to know resources that would relate to a potential area of ministry?


Holy Week resources:  drama, vigils, prayer, worship services, rich liturgy:  get the resources you need.


Prophetic Voice continuing….resources on all the topics of that special week are available for your perusal, use in ministry, getting ideas for the future.  Look at violence/nonviolence, poverty, hunger, advocacy, nonprofits, ecology issues, open and affirming ministries, spirituality and social justice, racism, for all ages you might work with, in congregations, in agencies.


Music: to listen to, Taize, Arvo Part, spirituals, borrow instruments, musicals for congregations, Iona, from all the denominations.