April 10, 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


Academic Information

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE   Spring Semester 2005-06

Monday, May 1



9-12 noon

Rel. 600, O.T. Interpretation (Sharp)

Niebuhr, Latourette S-223, Bushnell S-200




2-5 pm

Rel. 601, N.T. Interpretation (Attridge)

Niebuhr, Latourette S-223, Bushnell S-200




Tuesday, May 2



9-12 noon

Rel. 605, Elementary N.T. Greek (Nongbri)

S-117 Wood Sem. Rm.


Rel. 795, Anglican Th/Hist I: Great Britain (Beeley)





2-3 pm

Rel. 700 Hist. of Western Xnity 1200-1700 (Rittgers)





Wednesday, May 3



9-12 noon

Rel. 713, Rel. Ethics & Modern Moral Issues (Outka)





2-3 pm

Rel. 701, Rel. & American Society (Balmer)


2-5 pm

Rel. 674, Intermediate Hebrew (Hoffer)

S-101 Bushnell




Thursday, May 4



9-12 noon

Rel. 618, Intermediate Greek: Septuagint (Hultin)

RSV S-200 Bushnell




2-5 pm

Rel. 604, Elementary Biblical Hebrew (Lemos)

S-104 Bushnell




Friday, May 5



9-12 noon

Rel. 796, Christian Marriage (Spinks)

S-117 Wood Sem. Rm.




2-4 pm

Rel. 699, Latin Readings (Turner)

S-101A Bushnell



  • Applications are available for Summer Elementary Biblical Hebrew and Elementary N.T. Greek.  Stop by the Registrar's office for an application or send an email requesting an application to
  • A fourth Preventing Ministerial Misconduct Workshop has been added for Friday-Saturday, May 12-13 meeting from 9:00-4:00 on both days (limit 25).  If you want to sign up, stop by the Registrar's Office asap.
  • To returning students: This is a reminder that April 10-21 has been set aside for you to meet with your faculty adviser to review how the year has gone and your plans for next year including courses you may be interested in taking.  Your adviser has a copy of your transcript and other information to assist with this conversation. 


Applications for Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) are currently being accepted for language study in the 2006 fall semester.  DILS responds to requests by individuals or small groups (no more than 3) to learn a language for a valid academic reason, providing the opportunity for Yale students to study languages that are not offered through traditional classroom instruction at Yale.  The program is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Only those applications will be approved for which adequate materials, Language Partners, and testing can be arranged.  The deadline for applications is Monday May 1.  For additional information about DILS interested students should consult the DILS web site at or send inquiries to


On Campus


Open house for new students: The YDS Admissions Office, together with Berkeley Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music, will host an Open House for admitted applicants on Monday, April 10th.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Sarah Smith Gallery followed by an introductory session in the Common Room. Please join us in welcoming members of the Fall '06 entering class to the Divinity School community!


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

·        Tuesday 4/18, 7pm  Fellowship, TBA


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,


All are invited to attend our next Worship and Liturgical Dance Workshop on: Monday, April 10, 2006, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Marquand Chapel.  Topic: The Relationship behind Worship and Liturgical Dance.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring your bibles and be ready to dance before the Lord!


Free Lunch Discussion on Intergenerational Worship, Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 12:30 in S-100. Rob & Sally Boulter will present concrete ideas for intentionally involving people of all ages in worship. Food and beverages provided.


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 relevant 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.


The highlight of every divvie's year is coming....Sat. April 22nd, 7 pm in Marquand Chapel.  The Sacramental Winers Concert - more details to follow soon, but mark your calendars now!


To celebrate the Wordsmith's journal "Prospect" the YDS writing collective invites all of you to a reading of their literary works. Free copies of the journal will be available. This event will take place in Marquand Chapel on Sunday, April 23 at 2:30pm (sharp).  We hope to be done before 4pm and a reception will follow. The collective of readers will be:

Eileen Sypher               Andrew Nurkin

Johanna Osborne          Videen Bennett

Timothy Ree                 Dianne Bilyak

Joel Hanisek                 JC Aevaliotis

Joseph Primo                Meredith Farmer Grubbs

Thanks and we hope to see you there! Any questions please email:


Peace Pole Installation! YDS Quadrangle, Monday, April 24, 11:00am.  There are more than 200,000 Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world dedicated as monuments to peace. They serve as constant reminders for us to visualize and pray for world peace. The YDS Peace Pole will be handcrafted in copper by Joel Selmier, a Cincinnatti artist. To find out more about the Peace pole and Joel’s art, visit his website at The cost of the copper pole is $1250, plus approximately $120 for shipping, and is being raised by private donation.  If you are interested in contributing to this project please make out your check to Yale Divinity School, write "Peace Pole" in the memo line, and then give or mail the check to Allie Perry, our project fundraiser, at 247 Saint Ronan Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Any contributions beyond the project total will be used to establish a permanent fund for the Peacemaking Initiative to facilitate peacemaking events on campus. Peace, Canaan Harris, coordinator The Peacemaking Initiative


The biggest party of the year, the YDS SPRING FLING, is coming!  This year Spring Fling starts at 8:30 pm on Tuesday, April 25th, at the Peabody Museum (at the corner of Whitney and Sachem).  The whole YDS/ISM/BDS community is invited for an evening of dancing with the dinosaurs! Also, as part of the SPRING FLING this year, the Peabody will be open from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, for families from the YDS community to come, explore, play games, and eat ice cream! Questions about Spring Fling?  Contact Jared Stahler at


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.


Lessons in Leadership from "The Street" (see flyer at <> Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 7:00 p.m.Union League Café Ballroom, 2nd Floor, 1032 Chapel Street.  Recognized among the 50 most influential African-Americans on Wall Street, three highly accomplished Yale alumni talk frankly about the development of their leadership skills and what students can do now to optimize their potential at Yale and beyond. Alumni will discuss their perspectives on empowerment in disenfrancished communities, ethical issues in business, gaining wealth, effective leadership skills, positive relationship building, and much more! Sponsored by the Ogilvie, Robinson, Dechabert Leadership Forum.  Business attire and RSVP required. Reception included. Seating is limited. RSVP to:>


Tenebrae Service, Wednesday, April 12 at 6pm.  In lieu of the Wednesday Night Community Eucharist that Berkeley holds each week in Marquand, a service of Tenebrae will be held in St. Luke’s Chapel at Berkeley Center (363 St. Ronan Street).  Tenebrae is a Latin word signifying “darkness,” “shadows,” and “obscurity.”  The name of the service is a Scriptural reference to our Lord’s crucifixion: “Tenebrae factae sunt,” that is, darkness came over the land (Mark 15:33, Matthew 27:45, Luke 23:44).  The service is composed of psalms, lessons, and prayers to form a prolonged contemplation of the events and character of Jesus’ last days.  The Rev. Mary Hendricks ’06 will be preaching.  All are welcome to this special Holy Week service of mediation and to the soup supper afterwards.  Please contact with any questions. 


The Yale School of Management Presents: Technology Business and Society Symposium on April 18, 2006 at 5pm (55 Hillhouse Avenue).  Bringing together students, academics, NGO's, non-profits, journalists, and private companies from around the globe to address a wide spectrum of issues relating to the interaction of technology and society.  Speakers from the WHO, Somali Telecom Group, NPower NY, Yale University, and WIPO.   Reception to follow.  Registration is free, but limited, so please sight up as soon as possible


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.


Auburn Continuing Education Programs ( ) for April 2006:

·          “Access, Attitudes and Disability”  Tuesday, April 25, 2006 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  Fee $20, to register please email

·          Auburn’s Lives of Commitment Awards.  Friday, April 21, 2006 (7:30 -9:00 am). The Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.  Please RSVP to by Friday, April 14.

·          Presentation and Discussion of the Final Report of the PCUSA Theological Task Force on
Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church.  At The Brick Presbyterian Church (
62 East 92nd Street).  Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 7:00 pm.  Free and open to the public.

·          Save the Date!!  Lecture by Gustav Neibuhr, May 9, 2006 at 5:30 pm.  This lecture is free and open to the public. 


The time has come to party.  Yes indeed.  Palimpsest 4, the long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated literary and arts magazine is being launched on: APRIL 27 at 4:30 PM!!!  The party starts in HGS Room 119 and will move to the Common Room for more fun and games.  Bring your friends!  Spread the word! Jayme Yen and Naomi Okuyama (editors, Pal4); Anna Chen and Rachel Pollak (editors, Pal5).




Summer Chapel Assistant: Worship at Battell continues through the summer. This position is part of the worship staff. The position includes: Set up on Sunday morning, assisting with Coffee Hour, ushering and greeting, clean up.  The hours are 9:00 to noon each Sunday. This position pays $12.00 an hour . To apply, contact Debra Rohr in the Chaplain's Office at 432-1133.


For any divinity students sticking around New Haven after school lets out, there is a wonderful opportunity to learn about community organizing from one of the best organizers in the state, Pat Speer, lead organizer of Elm City Congregations Organized, a regional broad-based, faith-based organization. It is excellent training for any leadership position, including ministry. Topics include relational culture, leaders and their qualities, the art of the individual meeting, power and power analysis, how to win issues, how to grow your parish, the biblical and theological roots of organizing. Call Ian Skoggard for registration forms, 435-7992 or the ECCO office, 787-1090. WHAT: Spring 2006 Leadership Institute. WHERE: Spring Glen United Church of Christ (203-288-3381). WHEN: Six consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7-9 PM, April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.


First Church of Round Hill in Greenwich, CT is seeking a part-time Youth Minister to work with its middle school and senior high youth groups. This 8-10 hour/week position is almost exclusively focused on Sunday mornings and afternoons. The Youth Minister teaches a weekly middle school class on Sunday mornings and plans 1-2 activities/month on Sunday afternoons. In addition to working with youth, there are opportunities for preaching and worship leadership. Excellent salary and travel allowance. Please call or email the pastor, Rev. Robert Walker, at 203-629-3876 or


Each year the faculty awards three graduate fellowships (the Day, Hooker, and Dwight Fellowships) to those members of the graduating class who have completed at least two years of residency at Yale Divinity School, have acquired such proficiency in theological studies as best to qualify them for doctoral work, and who have been admitted to a doctoral program in this country or elsewhere.  The grants have varied in size from one thousand to thirty-five hundred dollars.  Applications are available in Dean Wilson’s Office, Seabury first floor, and should be returned to Grace Chao, Room N122, no later than April 24, 2006.


If you know what you'll be doing next year, please fill out the graduating student questionnaire.  It takes just a few minutes (like 5) and provides the dean, the faculty and me with all sorts of helpful information.  Your name will never be associated with your response---I only ask it so that I can keep seeking out those that haven't responded!  So....if you've already agreed to a particular PhD, JD, STM or other program, have accepted a particular job, or know that you're not going to do either of those things next year (one of the options is not employed and not looking---staying home to care for family, read and write, etc.), please let me know what you're up to!


Are you a returning student for the 200-20077 academic year?  Are you interested in one-on-one spiritual direction through the Annand Program? If so, please sign up for a brief (15-20min) intake interview with program director Rev. Jane Stickney.  Sign up sheet is located on the door of the Annand Meditation Room (across from Berkeley offices). Intake interviews will occur on: 4/4, 4/18, 4/20, and 4/25.  Questions? contact


Ministry Resource Center

Visit the Ministry Resource Center at

Contact us at or 432-5319

Staff is available 10-3 weekdays


Holy Week resources:  stations of the cross for various ages and situations, worship services, drama, prayers, sermon resources, ministries with children- You can adapt them to fit your setting.


You can be a member of the Ministry Resource Center or your congregation and all its members can be a member of the Ministry Resource Center, if you wish, after you graduate.  UPS will bring the resources you request to you!  Ask us about the details.


Doing a summer job for which you need resources?  If you are a returning student, you may check out what you need over the summer to help with your work.


Vacation Bible School resources are here for you to view and select for this summer.


Get ready to see the DVD THE GOSPEL OF JUDAS as soon as it is available in late April.


Do you need any of these workshops before the semester is over?  Just tell us a day and time (weekdays 10-3) and we will schedule it.


Involving New Audiences in Adult Faith Nurture Groups

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

Ways to Include Children and Youth in the Principal Worship Service of the Congregation

Making and Using a Narrative Budget
Characteristics of Mature Christian Youth: Research On Exemplary Youth Ministry

Talking Together as Christians About Tough Social Issues

Identifying Characteristics Needed in Adults in Youth Ministry Leadership based on ”Exemplary

Youth Ministry” Research

Easy, High Quality, Lay-led Adult Education

Implementing a Comprehensive Mission/Social Witness Ministry in the Congregation

Leading Bible Study in Congregations with the Tools of Study: Bible Dictionaries, Study Bibles,

Concordances, Translations

Assessment Tools for Congregations and Youth Ministry

Selecting Leaders in Congregations with Guaranteed Good Results


Music resources: Global Praise, Taize, Iona, CDs of denominational hymnals, new denominational hymnals, musicals, resources for children, spirituals


Listen to the Bible on audiocassette or CD


Hear great preachers on videos or audiocassettes