September 2, 2006


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Academic Information







All students should check-in on line at you did not receive your Yale NetID and activation PIN, you will need to go down to ITS, Users Accounts, 221 Whitney Ave.


Entering students.Once you have checked in you may register on line.There is open registration between Tuesday, September 5beginning at 9:00 a.m. and Friday, September 15 until noon.†† After you have registered for classes you should download your classes and have your faculty advisor sign it.Once it is signed it should be returned to the Registrarís Office.Registration is not final until the signed form is returned to the Registrarís Office.A list of Faculty Advisors is posted outside the Registrarís Office (1st floor Seabury) and in the Common Room. Student IDs will be issued or updated beginning September 5 once you have done the initial check-in on line, if you are not on the Bursar hold list or the measles hold list or transcript hold.*†† We will be in the Common Room from 9-1 September 5 through September 8 and all other times in the Registrarís Office, Seabury 1st floor.


All returning students.. There is open registration between Tuesday,September 5 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and Friday, September 15 until noon.After you have registered for classes you should download your classes and have your faculty advisor sign it.Once it is signed it should be returned to the Registrarís Office.Registration is not final until the signed form is returned to the Registrarís Office.Student IDs will be updated beginning September 5 once you have done the initial check-in on line, if you are not on the Bursar hold list.We will be in the Common Room from 9-1 September 5 through September 8 and all other times in the Registrarís Office, Seabury 1st floor.


After noon on Friday, September 15 all changes and registration will have to be made through the Registrarís Office.


Please note:classes begin Wednesday, September 6.You may go to class before finalizing your registration.


*To find out if you are on Bursarís hold or measles or transcript hold, you may check the Yaleís Student System Web page through you find yourself on Bursarís hold, please see Detra Mac Dougall, the Registrar.If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask.



Please be aware of these changes to the course listings: Rel. 925 Theol/Praxis Minister Workplace is CANCELLED!There are also day and time changes to these courses: Rel. 725. Augustine of Hippo meets Thursdays 1:30-3:20; Rel. 870, Sem. on World Religion and Ecology meets Thursdays 9:30-11:20.


Sterling Memorial Library's (SML) hours of entry have been extended during the 15 month renovation of the Cross Campus Library (CCL). For the Fall 2006 semester, SML will replicate CCL's normal hours of entry, including the popular late night study hours.Starting on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, SML will close at 1:45 am Sundays to Thursdays; 9:45pm on Fridays; and 6:45pm on Saturdays. Check the library's "hours" website for the complete Fall 2006 schedule of hours and exceptions at beginning on September 6, entry into SML after 6pm from Sundays through Fridays will now be restricted to only those who are holders of Yale University or Yale Library identification cards. This restriction will be made to maximize the availability of library resources for Yale-affiliated readers during the popular evening hours.The CCL collection is now located in SML, on floors 1, 1M, and 1MB in the SML stack tower.


From the Ministry Resource Center: There will be a workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. entitled Resources for Playing-Creatively, Faithfully-Children at Church††††† Just show up!Please also tell us the workshop from our list that you would like to attend and when and we will schedule it.Also find DVDs and CDs of course-related topics and resources for jobs, projects, papers here!



Lectures and Events



Announcing the Berkeley Schools Initiative: This is a program for all interested YDS students focusing on school leadership, teaching, and chaplaincy in independent and church-affiliated schools. Our first event will be Wednesday, September 13, 2006 when the Rev. John Finley, founder and head of the Epiphany School ( in Dorchester, MA, will visit with us and preach at the Berkeley Community Eucharist. More details to follow. For more information and to be added to the email list, please contact Jon Chalmers (


Dean Edward Barnaby, Asst. Dean of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Graduate School, will be giving an information session on the Fulbright Fellowship Program on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 from 3:00 - 4:00pm at the Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 119.


All incoming students are invited to the annual Meet the Faculty Picnic on Tuesday, September 5, 2006 from 12:00 PM Ė 1:30 PM on the YDS Quad.In case of rain, event will be held in the Common Room.***Please wear your BTFO name tag to the picnic.Look forward to seeing you there!


Travel abroad to learn about human rights: The Human Rights Delegations for Young Leaders in conjunction with Global Youth Connect is now accepting applications for programs in Cambodia, Rwanda, and El Salvador this coming winter.Participants must be between the ages of 18-25.Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, but the final deadline is September 22, 2006.For more information, go to


Sexual Assault Advocacy Training: The Women and Families Center is offering training for women and men interested in volunteering or working for pay for the Sexual Assault Crisis Services of New Haven.There are three ways of becoming involved: (1) Become a counselor advocate and offer immediate assistance to victims of sexual violence through individual support, or being present during hospital, court, or medical procedures; (2) Join a Prevention Program Speakers Bureau that speaks to community members about how they can help prevent sexual violence; and (3) Join the SAIR* Corps, (Sexual Assault Immediate Response) and earn a small stipend and partial tuition reimbursement through AmeriCorps.These three opportunities all require a free six-week training.The next training starts Sept. 7.†† If you are interested in learning more about the training please contact Prof. Kristen Leslie ( or Julie Anderson of the Women and Families Center at 203-235-9297 x26.


Hot Coffee, Hot Issues at The Yale World Fellows Program:Hot Coffee, Hot Issues is a weekly discussion series on current developments in international affairs led by experts from both inside and outside the Yale community.Each week, a new topic will be selected from the headlines for Friday's discussion.Coffee, tea and morning pastries are served starting at 8:00am.If you would like to receive the weekly discussion topic by email, or know someone else who would, please send an email to will begin on Friday, September 8, 2006 at 8:30am at Betts House (393 Prospect Street) in the 3rd Floor Conference Room. We hope to see you there!


Law School Nonprofit Organizations Clinic: The clinic would be delighted to have professional and graduate students team up with law students to provide urgently-needed legal and organizations services to nonprofit groups throughout the country.Contact Dr. John G. Simon at 432-2698.


The Diversity Welcome Reception at the Graduate School will be held on Wednesday, September 6 from 5-7 p.m.Please join us in welcoming our new and returning students to this annual reception.Good food and good company!Location:Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 211


Kick-Off Event for the Coalition: On Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 6:00pm, the Coalition for Diversity at Yale (CDAY) will hold its Kick-Off Event. Please join CDAY for a Reception and the highly-acclaimed one man show of Patrick Sims, Asst Professor of Theatre Studies at University of Wisconsin and a Yale alum.The performance explores what it is like to be a minority individual in the academic environment.Location:Sudler Hall in William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), 100 Wall Street.


Join us for upcoming programs at Auburn Seminary!Auburn Seminary invites you to participate in their Auburn Continuing Education Programs.Programs include topics such as: Lessons from the Hezbollah-Israel War, the Kabbalah of Jesus, and Spiritual Journeys in the Practice of Presbyterian Ministry.Check out their website at or give them a call at 212-662-4315 for more information.












Last minute housing needed!Housing needed ASAP for a first-year student whose housing fell-through for the year.If you know of a studio, efficiency, one-bedroom, or apartment needing a roommate, please contact (who assures the Q-Source editor that she is clean, quiet, non-smoking, and has no pets!).


Lost belongings: Please contact the divinity school bookstore if you lost a pair of glasses last week.Additionally, if you find a mood ring with a silver-edge band (last seen in the computer room), contact


For Sale:


An almost new computer!I am selling a Dell XPS M140 laptop that is six months old, and still has about six months of Dell warrantee and support left on it. This computer made my last semester at YDS a success. Thus it has graduation victory all over it and can now be yours. It has been lightly used and is in excellent condition.And the battery is not from the worrisome Sony batch! It is immediately available. Price: $800 o.b.o.For more information, contact




The Yale College Dean's Office is looking for a Graduate Coordinator for the Mellon Mays and Bouchet Undergraduate Fellowship Programs.Interested applicants should visit the Yale Student Employment Web site to apply.


The Latino and Native American Cultural Centers seek a graduate assistant to help develop programs.Duties include activities related to the Latino and Native American Heritage Months, organizing events that facilitate more interaction among graduate/professional and undergraduate students, student retreats,graduation activities, alumni events, Indigenous Peoples Day, and other projects focusing on the academic, political or cultural goals of the centers communities.The successful applicant must possess excellent organization skills, an interest in working with undergraduates, and a demonstrated ability to plan, manage and coordinate academically focused, co-curricular events; excellent interpersonal skills also needed. 15 hrs per week with evening and weekend work schedules. September - June. Salary: $900.00 per month / $9,000 per year.Apply at


Youth Coordinator needed at First Church of Christ, Bethany: 20 hours per month, September through June.Responsibilities include planning and facilitating Senior High Youth Group.Annual salary of $2500.00 Send resume and three letters of recommendation to:Board of Christian Education, First Church of Christ, Congregational, UCC, 511 Amity Road, Bethany, CT06524.For more information contact Gina Johnson, Director of Christian Ed at 203-214-5468 or Tammy Wasko ( or the church at (203) 393-3116.Our church website is


Church School Teacher Needed ASAP: United Church on the Green, an Open and Affirming and Just-Peace congregation of the United Church of Christ on the Green in downtown New Haven seeks a part-time church school teacher for fall 2006.Must be totally comfortable working with elementary school-age children from diverse families.We have a small but growing number of young children attending and want to ensure they hear the good news that God loves them through stories of the Bible (via the "Bible Quest" curriculum).Classes are held during Sunday morning worship, starting at 10:30 a.m., beginning September 10.Salary starts at $30/Sunday, depending on experience.For more information, contact The Rev. John MacIver Gage at or (203)787-4195x15.


Looking for tutor in Judaism and Christianity: Family is seeking a tutor for three children, aged 7, 5, and 3 in Durham, CT to teach the children some basic religious education in Judaism and Christianity.Please contact Rachel Gavin for more information on this opportunity and compensation at


Musical Opportunity: If you play flute and piano, so and are interested in participating in a music trio, send an e-mail to


Call for Musicians!If you are a guitarist, percussionist, or any other kind of musician, we are looking for you!First and Summerfield United Methodist Church (corner of College and Elm) has a Sunday evening service that features guest preachers from YDS, area clergy, monthly Taize services, and jazz vespers.We are looking for volunteer musicians to participate.You can choose to play periodically or every week.Commitment for one week will involve Sunday evening (4:30-6:00pm) and a one-hour rehearsal during the week (TBA).Services begin September 10.Contact Vicki I ( or Erika Hirsch ( if you are interested!




Worship Opportunities



From First and Summerfield United Methodist Church: Join us every Sunday at 5pm for worship featuring guest preachers from YDS and the community and monthly Taize and jazz vespers!We are located at the corner of College and Elm.Please visit our website ( for more information about our church community!


Welcome to Yale and the Divinity School!We at the International Church at Yale are a Christian, Interdenominational, Interracial, InternationalMinistry that gathers for Sunday worship in Dwight Chapel on the Old Campus (67 High Street) from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.You who come from other countries and all Americans who would like to consider participating in an international Christian community are most welcome to join us.For more information, contact Walter Bodine, Pastor and Research Affiliate, Near Eastern Languages at 269-7857.