April 24, 2006

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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




To:         YDS Faculty and students


From:   Robert Wilson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs


Date:     April 20, 2006


Re:         Deadlines



Due Date

All work for the second semester is due by the end of the semester,

Friday, May 5, 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 Friday, June 30. 


2.    No work from  the second 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 June 30 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 in which they are taken.







  • 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.


Additional course offerings to the published Class Schedules:
Fall 2006:

·        Process Theology (Andre Willis)

·        African American Religious Strategies (Andre Willis)

·        Pastoral Care in Loss: Dying, Death and Bereavement (Jan Holton)

·        Introduction to Pastoral Care (formerly Transitions) (Jan Holton)

·        Rel. Intercultural Pastoral Care & Theology in a Multicultural Society (Kristen Leslie)--to replace the Transitions course listed

·        Bonhoeffer and King (Willis Jenkins)

·        Global Ethics (Willis Jenkins)

·        Evangelism (Jonathan Bonk)


Spring 2007: 

·        Communicative Ethics in a Multicultural  Democracy:  Philosophical Resources for Religious Perspectives on Public Ethics (Tom Ogletree)

·        Environmental Ethics (Willis Jenkins)

·        Neighborhood Ethics (Willis Jenkins)

·        Graduate Seminar:  First Isaiah (J.J.M. Roberts)

·        Hebrew Exegesis:  Amos and Hosea (J.J.M. Roberts)

(Several of these are new courses that will need to go to the Curriculum Committee.)


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

Q Source Publication Schedule for the remainder of the year:

~ The last regular Q Source of the year ~ Monday, April 24 ~ Submission deadline:  Friday, April 21

~ Commencement Edition ~  Monday, May 15 ~ Submission deadline: Friday May 13th.


Chapel This  Week ~

Monday 4/24 -     is the final installation of the Almost Saints Series, focusing on the life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero, followed by the installation of the Peace Pole on the Quad with coffee hour outside.

Tuesday 4/25 -     will be a Service for the End of Term from 10:30am to 11:15am.


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


Annual Sale at Student Book Supply!  Monday thru Thursday, April 24-27.  Special pricing on overstock and special purchases!  30 % off all clothing and hats.  Silent auction on select items (you name your price!).  Clearance table – $1.00 and up!  Daily specials  - 30% off different sections of books each day!

Worship and Liturgical Dance Workshop on: 
Monday, April 24, 2006 at 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in Marquand Chapel.  Topic: Worship and Liturgical Dance.  Come wearing comfortable clothing, bring your bibles and be ready to DANCE BEFORE THE LORD!


Lisa Larges, regional director for "That All May Freely Serve," will hold a lunchtime conversation on Monday, April 24, at 12:30 p.m. in the Jonathan Edwards dining room for all in the YDS community who are interested in the ordination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons.  Sandwiches and
soft drinks will be provided on a first come, first served basis (i.e., until the food runs out), beginning at
noon.  Lisa's appearance is co-sponsored by the YDS Presbyterian Students' group and the GLSBT Coalition.


All are invited to attend a lecture by guest speaker:  Andre C. Willis, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School.Tuesday, April 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Niebuhr Hall, N123
"Hume's Contribution to the Philosophy of Religion"


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.


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

·          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. 


Mark your calendars for the Palimpsest Volume Four launch party!  It's Thursday, April 27 starting at 4:30pm in the McDougal Center Common Room, HGS, 320 York Street.  Pick up your copy of the magazine and get a taste of the contents with live readings and screenings by contributors. If you can't make it, you can reserve your copy for (campus only) delivery on our website:




YDS Employment Opportunity:  The Divinity School Library is looking for a student to work part-time over the summer and during the 2006-2007 academic year working on web sites for YDS courses.  The ideal candidate should have some experience using web and photo editing programs.  Familiarity with Classes*v2 is also helpful. This is an opportunity to integrate technology skills with theological studies and to work with staff and YDS faculty.  Hours are flexible (about 10 hours per week) and can be arranged to accommodate your summer vacation and class schedule.  If you are interested, please contact  (tel. 432-6374) for more information.


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.


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 2006-2007 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: 4/18, 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


Membership in Ministry Resource Center after you graduate:  you and/or your congregation can be a member no matter where you live and after graduation you can continue to use the resources of the Center.  Ask us the details.  UPS will bring the things to you that we discuss on the phone or in email.  Resource Center, unfortunately, are not in all areas and so we can continue to serve you!!!


In between end of semester and summer,

  • listen to lectures, music, things you don’t have time for during the academic year: 
  • music from various cultures, hymnals, Arvo Part, Gorecki, gospel, etc.
  • lectures by biblical scholars


Look at videos and DVDs that are you haven’t had time for:  on



Great preachers,

William Sloane Coffin,




How the Bible developed:  Nag Hamadi, Mary Magdalene, Gospel of Judas,

Early and developing Christianity


Pentecost:  liturgies, activities for intergenerational groups


Church planting, emergent church, natural church development:  do these topics interest you?  Look at our resources.


Learning Hebrew this summer:  check out books and CDs, etc. to get acclimated


Earth Day activities can continue:  look at study guides, activities for all ages, advocacy resources, DVD/videos


Immigration: DVDs about issues from all areas of the world.  And how about globalization….?


Vacation Bible School resources—see which you want to use.


Games, faith nurture activities, to do at home with your children…check them out.


Worship resources from all denominations…see what is new …or very old!

All kinds of hymnals…