THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE
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. The Q Source is now available online at http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.html.
Congratulations to Danielle Tumminio, who will serve as next year’s Q Source Editor!
Thank you for a great year!
–Kelly J. Stone, Editor
Inside this issue of the QSource…
Page 1 - YDS Banner Bearer, Class Marshals and Class Officers
Page 2 – The “short version” of Commencement Details
Page 3-5 - The “long version” of Commencement Details
Page 5 – Cap and Gown pick up and return information
Page 6 – Special Accommodations for University Commencement
Page 7-8 – YDS News
Page 8 – Classifieds
Page 8 –
Commencement 2006 Banner Bearer and Class Marshals
Congratulations and best wishes to the students who will
serve the Class of 2006 as Commencement Banner Bearer and Class Marshals.
We are grateful to these five graduating students for their willingness to lead
the student processions during Commencement exercises, and to represent the
Class of 2006 as Divinity degrees are granted by Yale President Richard Levin
on the Old Campus platform.
Banner Bearer - Alice Kearney
Master of Divinity - Ken Hughes
Master of Divinity - Abbott Bailey
Master of Arts in Religion - Karilyn Crockett
Master of Sacred Theology - Jing Cheng
Event: Graduation Rehearsal
Location: YDS Quad
Event: University Baccalaureate Service
Location: Woolsey Hall
Time: (Graduating Class Photo at )
Preacher: Emilie Townes
Location: Divinity Quadrangle
Event: Graduate Reception
of Quadrangle (
Event: Light Continental Breakfast
Location: Common Room
Event: Communion Service for Candidates and Guests
Preacher: Carolyn Sharp
Celebrant: Dale Peterson
Event: (Note: Students gather at Cross Campus at 9:45; all students who are able will meet at 9:15 on Prospect Street to process down the hill to Cross Campus behind the YDS banner.)
Event: University Ceremony
Location: Old Campus
Event: Divinity Degree Ceremony
Location: Divinity Quadrangle (Front of Chapel)
Event: Graduate Reception
Faculty and staff,
degree candidates, spouses and guests are invited to attend all events related
to Commencement at the
University Baccalaureate Service
No procession for graduates, processional candidates or faculty.
No tickets required.
Preacher: Emilie Townes
[Note: Prizes for YDS recipients will be awarded after the sermon and before the recessional. Prizes for ISM and BDS recipients will be announced.]
This event is preceded by a procession, weather permitting. Wearing gowns, caps and hoods, M.Div., M.A.R., and S.T.M. candidates for graduating will assemble on the Quadrangle directly in front of the Chapel. Led by your marshals, you may assemble in any order of your choosing; to sit with friends, march before or after, not side by side. Faculty will assemble in the RSV Conference Room.
Front of the Quadrangle (
Light Continental Breakfast
Communion Service for Candidates and Guests
Preacher: Carolyn Sharp
Celebrant: Dale Peterson
All participants are encouraged to meet in front of the
Guests will be seated until .
Faculty and candidates assemble at
Divinity Degree Program
This will include a brief ceremony with a Charge to the Graduates. Diplomas will be awarded to members of the M.A.R., M.Div., and S.T.M. classes. In caps and gowns, graduating M.Div., M.A.R., and S.T.M. assemble by degree and alphabetically behind the appropriate student marshal. Attendance of each member of the graduating classes is required unless a request to be excused, addressed to the Dean in writing, is granted.
Divinity Quadrangle (
For more information on Commencement
For Divinity events,
Contact the office of the associate deans
Robert Wilson (432-5308) and/or Dale Peterson (432-5310)
For University events,
Call 432-2310 for a recorded message or
Visit the University website at www.yale.edu/commencement
A rehearsal for graduation (where and when to stand up, sit down, fight, fight,
fight) will be held on
FRIDAY, MAY 19, at on the Quad. Rehearsal will take about an hour and will be followed by a pizza lunch for the graduating class. Rehearsal isn't mandatory, but is an opportunity for graduates to
feel comfortable with the various processionals and recessionals (and who can pass up a free lunch and a chance to hang out with members of your class prior to the big day?) This is a rehearsal for the purposes of learning how we will walk in and out for the academic processions of Commencement Worship (Sunday, 4pm) and Commencement Exercises (the diploma ceremony, Monday, 12:30pm), and how you will walk across the stage to receive diplomas. We will not run through the entire programs of the Commencement Worship (Sunday, ) and Commencement Communion (Monday, ) services at this rehearsal at on Friday. As Susan indicates, this particular rehearsal should last an hour only. Please let me know if you have questions or concerns. Many thanks to you all, and great rejoicings!
Graduation Photographs: I'm writing to let you know that we'll be taking the Class of 2006 Photo at on Sunday, May 21 in front of the Marquand Chapel steps. Please wear your caps and gowns as this is our one chance to take a formal photo of everyone together. If it is raining, we'll relocate inside the large tent in the middle of the quadrangle. You may purchase a class photo after May 24 from photographer Jim Anderson by visiting http://photog.com/yale/divinity/ Those 103 of you who ordered a composite photograph may pick them up at the table near the front of the tent entrance at the following times: Sunday, May 21 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 22 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. If, for some reason, you can't pick up your composite, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 464-4429 and I'll mail it to you. It'll be easier for all of us, though, if you pick it up in person. As an added incentive, we'll be distributing parting gifts along with the composite photos. Thank you and congratulations, Frank Brown.
Class Gift Contributions: This is the last week you can contribute to the class gift before it is announced at the commencement worship service on Sunday. We are at 30% participation, and we would love for everyone to contribute. All donations will benefit student scholarships. You can donate via cash, check, or credit card. Donations can be given: In Person: To Peggy Ojeda on the second floor of Seabury (above the financial aid office). We will also set up a table during the graduation rehearsal and lunch on Friday, so please bring your gift then. By mail: Checks payable to "Yale Divinity School" with the memo line "2006 Class Gift" may be sent to the Office of Alumni Relations, 409 Prospect St., New Haven, 06511 or online at http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Give.How.html. Donations must be received by on Friday, May 19 in order to be counted toward the class gift for commencement. Donations received after that time will still go to the annual fund/class gift but will not be announced at graduation. Thanks for giving back to YDS! -Your 2006 Class Agents - Karilyn Crockett, Martha Korienek, Will Mebane, Elizabeth Marie Melchionna, Jennie Ott, Chan Sok Park, Kaji Spellman, Jared Stahler, Andy Thompson.
Attire may be picked up at Payne Whitney Gymnasium pool amphitheater, located to the left of the main entrance, at the hours listed below. Please bring valid I.D.
Graduate and professional school distribution will begin on Thursday, May 18.
Wednesday, May 17 (seniors only)
Thursday, May 18
Friday, May 19
Saturday, May 20*
Sunday, May 21*
Monday, May 22
If you are unable to pick up your attire at the times above, please make arrangements for someone else to pick it up for you. The person picking up your attire must present a Yale I.D., or other valid identification, as well as a signed note from you authorizing pick-up.
Return Caps and Gowns: On the day of Commencement, rental regalia ordered by Graduate and professional school candidates should be returned either to Payne Whitney Gymnasium or to the housing office of the Yale School of Medicine between the hours of 1 pm and 6 pm. The YSM housing office is located at
Yale's wheelchair-accessible special service vans are on call 24 hours Monday through Friday, as well as Saturday and Sunday of Commencement weekend. To schedule, call 203 432-2788.
Please Note: The University
Commencement Exercises (Old Campus ceremony) will be simulcast on the large
screen of Niebuhr Hall in the
Divinity School Parking Lot 11 (the large gated lot across from the main entrance) will be open to all cars on both Sunday and Monday of Commencement.
On-street handicapped parking for University
Commencement weekend is available but limited. Spaces exist on the following
University lots are open to the public all day Saturday and Sunday, as well as Friday after Satellite parking with wheelchair-accessible shuttle service from Pierson-Sage garage is available on the day of Commencement. See "Directions & Parking" for details. Please note that this shuttle service is provided on Monday only.
Seating for Commencement, Old Campus: Old Campus is a flat grassy area, with accessible entrances on College and High Streets. On Commencement morning, an additional entrance is available to wheelchair users and their family members. This entrance, located on High Street near the Yale Post Office, leads to an area of reserved seating for wheelchair users and all accompanying family members. A small simulcast screen is erected in this section to enable better platform viewing. Directly across the street from the wheelchair entrance is an accessible portable restroom.
Simulcast: Commencement is broadcast live on Yale cable television and the local Comcast channel. Both ceremonies are also simulcast to Battell Chapel and other wheelchair-accessible sites on campus.
BTFO Coordinators 2006:
and best wishes to Wendy Liddle (MDiv '07) and Brandon Johnson (MDiv '08) upon
their selection as Coordinators of the Before the Fall Orientation (BTFO) for
2006! Brandon and Wendy will serve as primary designers and organizers of
this orientation program for new students, scheduled this year for August 29 to
September 1. Wendy and Brandon will begin preparations for this annual
event over the next few weeks, as they recruit volunteers from among the returning
students to offer leadership and assistance in BTFO. Please keep Brandon
and Wendy in your good thoughts and supportive prayers as they undertake this
important service on behalf of the
CLC Coordinators 2006-2007:
and best wishes to Carmen Germino (MDiv '07) and Jessica Anschutz (MDiv '07)
upon their selection as Community Life Committee (CLC) Co-Coordinators for the
2006-2007 academic year. We are grateful to Jessica and Carmen for their
willingness to serve the
Coffee Hour 2006-2007
Micah Luce (MAR '07) will serve as the preparer, coordinator, and general manager of our community Coffee Hour for academic year 2006-2007. Micah will begin his Coffee Hour service to the community on the first day of classes in September. We are grateful to him for taking on this important job! Many thanks to Immaculee Kengbo (MDiv '06) who has prepared our Coffee Hour for the past two years and who has done an outstanding job in providing for our community in this significant way. Thank you, Immaculee... we are grateful to you!
Q Source Editor 2006-2007
Source Editor for 2006-2007 will be Danielle Tumminio (MDiv '06, STM
'07). Congratulations, Danielle, and many thanks to you for your
willingness to do this important work for the
From Joe R. Jones, Visiting Professor of Theology: It has been wonderful to be a member of the YDS community this academic year. Thanks for the generous hospitality that students, faculty, and staff have extended to me. Sarah and I live in a cabin on
Joe and Sarah Jones
To: the Divinity School Community:
From: Richard Levin, President of Yale University
with the greatest pleasure to inform you that Harold Attridge has agreed to
serve as Dean of the
Do you have items that you would like to giveaway? Well, this is a reminder that we are organizing a BTFO giveaway for the incoming students this fall. So, if you have items that you think would be useful for students let us know. The giveaway room is in the basement of Curtis hall. We are available to let you in or schedule a time to pick stuff up if necessary. Feel free to contact either Wendy Liddle (email@example.com) or Brandon Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Staff is available 10-3 weekdays
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