September 9, 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 to  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. –Danielle Elizabeth Tumminio, Editor


Academic Information





1.      September 15, is the last day of on-line registration.


2.      September 15, is the due date for submitting a reading course proposal.


3.      September 15, is the last day to turn in a permission slip to

take a downtown course.


4.      No course can be added after September 27.


5.      After September 15, a fee of $10 will be charged for each

course change.


6.      September 20 is the last day to submit a request of Credit/No

Credit form.  It is also the last day to submit a form to take a Credit/No Credit course for a grade.


7.      October 25 is the last day to drop a course.  Courses dropped

after October 25 will have a grade of "F" or "NC" automatically recorded.


8.      December 22  is the official end of the term, and all work is

due by that date.  Faculty may set earlier deadlines if they wish.  In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or family crisis, the instructor may grant an extension until February 14.  After February 14, all requests for further extensions must be submitted to the Professional Studies Committee.








All students should check-in on line at  If 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 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 Registrar’s Office.  Registration is not final until the signed form is returned to the Registrar’s Office.  A list of Faculty Advisors is posted outside the Registrar’s 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 Registrar’s 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 Registrar’s Office.  Registration is not final until the signed form is returned to the Registrar’s 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 Registrar’s Office, Seabury 1st floor.


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


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


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



REGISTRATION FORMS DUE BY 4:00 p.m. this Friday, September 15!!







REL 918 Introduction to Christian Religious Education (Tuesdays 1:30-3:50 p.m.) has been moved from Bushnell S101A to the Latourette Lecture Hall.


Time Change for REL 938, Ministry as Jazz:  Because of schedule conflicts, and to accomodate additional students who desired to take the course, the new time for REL 938, Ministry as Jazz: Phenomenology of Pastors in Practice, with Prof. Chris Scharen will now be 11:30 to 12:20, Tu-Th. This new time will take effect with next week's class--Tuesday the 12th. Please contact Chris (2-8671,, or S116A) if you have questions.  Please let others know about the change who might be interested in the course!


From Susan Olson: Due to the number of students asking for appointments in the first two weeks, and my own crazy schedule in the same two weeks, I have posted a sign-up sheet for appointments on my door. If you are one of those folks wanting to get together and talk vocational and career planning early on, hie thee hither to my door (I have always wanted to use that phrase) and sign up!  Time slots are for next week, as I am out of town for most of the rest of this one.


Lectures and Events



Another Ministry Resource Center workshop: Friday, Sept.15, 12:30-1:30, Leading Bible Study in Congregations with the Tools of Study: Bible Dictionaries, Study Bibles, Concordances, Translations.  More workshops are available at your convenience—you can request from us on your schedule by contacting the Ministry Resource Center, 432-5319 or Also, the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding  is October 3, 2006 and Mental Illness Awareness is Sunday, October 8, 2006.  We have resources for both these occasions.


Come be PINK at 12:30 in the Common Room, Wednesday, September 13.  PINK supports a fundraising event each year, and there are many details to be worked out, including the cause to be supported, as well as coordinators and volunteers for the event.  If you’d like to help, e-mail (and be sure to congratulate her on her marriage to Eric Jeuland!).


Dear friends, You are cordially invited to attend the faculty organ recital of Martin Jean, Professor of Organ and ISM Director, on Sunday, Sept.10 at 8pm in Woolsey Hall. He will play works of Dupre, Franck, Howells, Reger and an organ transcription of Saint-Saens "Danse Macabre". The recital is free and open to the public.


The Berkeley Schools Initiative: 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 at 6:00 PM in Marquand Chapel. He will also lead a discussion afterwards at the Berkeley Center. Epiphany is an independent, tuition-free, middle school for children of economically disadvantaged families from Boston neighborhoods. For more information and to be added to the email list, please contact Jon Chalmers (


The Bioethics Center warmly invites you to the following events: On September 20th at noon, a research group will meet to discuss “Addiction, Mental Health, and HIV/AIDS.”  If you would like to be part of the research group, please come to the conference room at 87 Trumbull Street to participate.  On Sept. 27th at 4:15 in room B012 at 77 Prospect Street, David Koepsell will give a talk on “Reintegrating Technology and Humanity.”  For more information on either of these events, contact


Invitation to British Historical Studies Colloquium: On Thursday, September 14 at 4:30 in room 38/39 at the Beinecke Library, Room 38/39, Steven Pincus will present a talk on “James II's Catholic Modernity.”  The paper will be followed by an informal dinner wit the speaker.  His paper is available to download at  For more information, contact


Information on Joint Degree Programs: On Tuesday, September 12, 2006 representatives from Yale's School of Forestry, School of Management, and School of Public Health will be visiting YDS to discuss joint degree options.  Any YDS student wishing to learn more about the joint degree programs the Div School participates in please come by the Jonathan Edwards Dining Room between 12:30 and 1:30 to discuss your options.


If any of you are medievalists, please let me know your addresses so I can register you with the Medieval Studies Program.  The Program, chaired by Professor Anders Winroth of the History Department, sponsors lunch for discussion of work every Tuesday at around 12 in "the pit" at Branford College.  Professor Youval Rotman is in charge of the medieval lunch this year.  Once you are on the list, the program will keep you in touch with many activities on campus for medievalists throughout the year.  It is a wonderful community of scholars.  There is also a roster of courses; I have it if any of you are interested.  Salve!


An informational meeting for the Fulbright Fellowship Program will be held at September 13 from 3-4 in HGS, room 119.  Additionally, an informational session for the Fulbright-Hays Fellowship Program will be held on September 20 from 3-4 in HGS, room 119.


The kick-off meeting for Students for Reproductive Justice will be held on Wednesday, September 20 from 12:30-1:30. Stay tuned for reminders and a room location. The meeting will feature the president of the Connecticut affiliate of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. This is a chance to eat free pizza and hear about the goings-on of pro-choice clergy from the state and across the country.  Students for Reproductive Justice is a fledgling student organization designed to promote discussion about a variety of reproductive issues, including contraception, HIV and STD awareness,  women's health, and health care access. All are welcome, and we are always looking for new programming ideas!  Contact Anne Blackfield ( for more information.


The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University will host “Mapping the Worlds of Sixteenth-Century Mexico” on September 15 and 16, 2006. This conference will bring together leading scholars from Mexico, France, Germany, and the United States to discuss a broad range of topics concerning the early colonial period in central Mexico, including the politics of land usage, the role of women in society and the place of religious institutions in the Nahua-Christian World. The conference will focus on a rare mid-sixteenth-century Mexican land map in the collection of the Beinecke. Drawn by indigenous artists and probably commissioned by the Spanish colonial government, the map is one of the earliest depictions of New Spain.  The conference opens at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 15, with a keynote address by Rolena Adorno; a reception will follow at the Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street.  It is free and open to the public. 


The Beinecke Library will open “Taking Possession: Imperial Encounters and Re-encounters with Native Meso-America,” an exhibition looking at 16th-century encounters among Europeans and the indigenous peoples of Meso-America as well as the 19th-century emergence of popular and scholarly interest in understanding the culture and history of Aztec, Mayan, and Olmec communities.


Dwight’s Hall’s Bazaar for Community Service and Social Justice will be held on September 12 from 7-9 in Dwight Hall on Old Campus.  More information is available at


German Lunch Table:  The German lunch table is an informal weekly gathering of professors and students at the YDS cafeteria, where we will have lunch together and talk in German about current topics, experience, etc.  We will meet for the first time this fall semester next Wednesday from 12:15-1:15 pm. At this first meeting we will try to find a day of the week that is fitting for most attendees.  Thus, if you are unable to make it next Wednesday, but would like to come to this table, please send an e-mail to and indicate which day will work for you.  All are invited!  No Language Exam necessary!


The Yale Committee on Social Justice (YCSJ) will have its first meeting this Thursday, September 7 from 12:30 - 1:30 in the RSV Room (S200).  Please bring your lunch.  This meeting will provide us with an opportunity to introduce ourselves, discuss planned and possible programs, and share our experiences working the areas of social justice.  We look forward to seeing old and meeting new members then.  Best, Ellen Hoke, Brandon Johnson, and Debra Slade. 


Sacramental Winers Auditions!   All women (students or spouses) who enjoy singing are invited to audition for YDS' women's a cappella group this THURSDAY, SEPT.14 in Marquand Chapel. We are looking for around 5 new members this year and while we especially need low altos and good sight-readers, all parts and abilities are welcome to audition. Please contact, if you are interested and for more details.

Invitation to join the Community Conversation Committee: The Community Conversation Commmittee (CCC) is responsible for overseeing our weekly opinion board, Dear Theo, and for planning panels or 'fireside chats' on any topics that seem relevant to our community. We are seeking interested students to join this important committee. If you are interested, please let Tamara know at


Concert for Peace To Be Held in New Haven September 22 at Christ Church: A Concert for Peace featuring the music group HiJazz will be held Friday, September 22 at 7:30 pm at Christ Church in New Haven.  The Syrian, Armenian, Latin and North American musicians of HiJazz will build cultural understanding and peace through their high-energy music which combines the traditional melodies and rhythms of the Middle East and the modern beat of Latin American music.  Christ Church Episcopal is located at 84 Broadway in New Haven.  Cost of tickets is $10 to cover expenses of the tour, payable at the door.


Crumbs from the Table?  The Yale Center for Faith & Culture is proud to present “Crumbs from the Table? The Creation of Wealth and the Persistence of Poverty,” its third annual Sarah Smith Memorial Conference on Moral Leadership. The conference is September 21 & 22 at the Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT.  It begins with a reception at 5:30pm on Thursday the 21st and continues through the day on Friday the 22nd. A stellar cast of speakers include Ambassador Tony Hall, a three time Nobel Prize nominee and recent author of Changing the Face of Hunger. While the conference is free to the YDS community, we strongly encourage registration (available online at or outside S116, the YCFC office suite).  Please come--all are welcome.


Planned Parenthood of Connecticut is looking for Divinity students interested in getting experience with post-abortion counseling. This is a relatively new program that would involve counseling patients over the phone; it would be a very low time commitment and could be done anywhere.  Students with CPE and/or relevant experience preferred. For more information, please contact Anne Blackfield (


Abdullahi An-Na'im, Professor of Law at Emory University will be giving a talk entitled, "Human Rights and Global Citizenship: An Islamic Perspective" on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 7pm in Bartlett Hall, Room 123, 84 Lipman Drive, New Brunswick, NJ.  Driving direction can be found at:


Praying with their Feet!  A group of people of faith from Connecticut are walking around the state -- from New London to New Haven to Hartford to Norwich and down to New London again, from September 10 through September 24, for a distance of 270 miles over 15 days.  The Pilgrimage for Peace will be arriving in New Haven this Tuesday, the 12th.  Center Church, United Church, and Shalom UCC are helping to host the group.  That night at 7 p.m. in Pratt Hall, at Center Church Parish House there will be a public conversation with these peace pilgrims about peace—not just the absence of war but the richness of sharing in community that makes war a thing of the past.  Come and join the conversation.  All are invited.  For more information, call Allie Perry, Shalom UCC, 865-6575.












Wanted: a room for short term rental (2-4 weeks) while female college grad looks for a job and housing.  Any time after Sept 15.  Preferably non-smoking and with parking available nearby, but won't be picky.  I'm quiet and unobtrusive and clean, don't mind pets, and will cook for you!  Contact Susanna at or, or Michael at


For Sale:


Books for sale: I am looking to sell three volumes used in Prof. Farley's History of Christian Theological Ethics class The History and Character of Calvinism by John T. McNeill - $15 Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion, vols. 1 & 2 (hardcover, limited highlighting) - $40 for both.  If interested please e-mail


For Sale: NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card, one year old, only used for a few months.  In original packaging with all software and instructions.  Perfect for getting connected to the Yale wireless network!  Bought for $50 new.  Selling for $20 or best offer.  Please email


Please stop by the Common Room on September 20th between 8:30-3:30 and meet the incomparable, informative Mark Hoyer from J. WIPPELL & CO.!  Mark will have his Fall collection of fine clergy goods on display and will be happy to answer any questions may have about the difference between a cassock and a cotta and other vagaries of clerical dress.  Get measured for future orders of the finest custom clergy shirts and try on that alb you've always wanted!  Yale Divinity School students enjoy a seminary discount of 10% on all orders.  Please contact Nora Smith at for further information.


Condo in Westville: Professor Gordon of Fairfield University will be on sabbatical during spring semester of this academic year and is interested in renting it while he’s away.  The condo has two bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fireplace, patio, and garage.   I'm looking for someone quiet and reliable.  The rent is $1000/month, not including utilities.  Contact Joy Gordon,


Mature Student for Academic Year Rental in my home: Furnished basement apt., living room, bathroom, attached bedroom shared laundry.  Quiet and clean. Nice neighborhood with off-street parking.  $800.00 per month + 1 month security. Lease and background check.  Must like cats but not have any of your own!  Call (203) 494-4212





Babysitter wanted for St. John’s Episcopal Church nursery.  Hours: Sunday mornings 9 a.m.-12 noon; plus occasional Sunday afternoon and/or holiday hours if possible.  Please contact Rev. Kathryn Greene-McCreight at 687-8910.


Greetings!  As we embark on a new year of worshipping together in Marquand, the replacement of the pews with chairs offers us a new versatility for seating configurations. Those of you who have helped move pews in the past know of the unsung physical and logistical work that goes on behind the scenes in an effort to to make Marquand an innovative, inviting, and beautiful place of worship. This exciting opportunity to contribute has not departed with the pews, however, as we are now recruiting the next generation of chair movers for the coming year!  Paid opportunities will be available to those who can commit to this work on an ongoing basis.  Please reply to me ( if you're interested or if you have any questions!


A Yale staff person is seeking three students to work at a family wedding on October 7, 2006 in New Haven.  Positions available are: 1 bartender from 5pm-11:30 (no experience needed), and 2 helpers to assist with the buffet table and clean up (7pm-12).  Pay is $11 an hour.  Contact


The Publications Office is seeking a Class Notes Editor for up to 10 hours a week in the fall semester. The job entails collecting, collating, compiling and writing the alumni Class Notes for inclusion in the 2007 issue of Spectrum. Some phone calling of prescreened, highly receptive alumni required. Our office is centrally located on the second floor of Seabury. Free coffee and condiments come with the job, as do friendly coworkers and flexible supervisors. Possible extension of the job, in a slightly altered form, into the spring semester. If interested, please send a resume to Frank at


The Yale College Dean's Office is looking for a Graduate Coordinator for the Mellon Mays and Bouchet Undergraduate Fellowship Programs.  The position description is attached.  Interested applicants should visit the Yale Student Employment Web site to apply and submit required materials to the Yale College Dean's Office.  If you have questions, please contact Dean Saveena Dhall,



Worship Opportunities



Worship Notices from Battell Chapel:


Sunday, Sept 10th, FREE PICNIC following worship – All are welcome!         
Sundays 9:30 AM Bagels & Bibles ~ Prepare for worship by reflecting on the scriptures of the day - every Sunday morning at 9:30 in the Lovett Rm (lower level, Battell Chapel). Bagels and coffee, as well as lively conversation, will be available.


Morning Prayer: Wednesdays 8-8:20am at Battell Chapel: A service of Christian morning prayer especially for Yale staff and other early-birds! A prayerful breather in the middle of your busy week. All are welcome. Sponsored by the University Church and the Chaplain’s Office.


Evening Prayer: Sundays 8:00-8:30 PM, Dwight Chapel.  A student-led candlelight service of scripture, music and reflection.  Dessert and conversation to follow.  Musicians, readers and hospitality folks needed!  Contact Associate Chaplain Callista Isabelle ( if interested in providing leadership for this service.  All are welcome.  Starts Sunday, September 17th.

 Stressed Out? Need some quiet? Battell Chapel is open Monday-Friday 12:00 Noon-1:00 PM for quiet reflection, prayer or meditation. Take a break and enjoy the quiet. Begins Monday, September 11, 2006. Sponsored by the University Chaplain’s Office.


If you don't know what Sunday@5 is (or you just can't get up early for church), you must join us this Sunday, September 10, for our first Sunday@5 worship service of the year!  This week, your excellent colleagues, Erika Hirsch and Vicki I, will be preaching!  Free food (yummy lasagna...) will follow!  Where: First and Summerfield United Methodist Church, corner of Elm and College  When: Sunday, September 10 at 5pm  First and Summerfield ( is a progressive, reconciling United Methodist Church welcoming persons of every race, culture, class, age, ability and disability, and sexual orientation.


Shalom United Church of Christ wishes to invite YDS students to their weekly worship service on Sundays at 5:30 PM.  This new congregation, with historic ties to Yale, is deeply committed to peace and social justice.  Because the word shalom means extending hospitality as well as seeking peace, an agape dinner (pot luck meal) always follows worship.  Shalom UCC is located in the Center Church Parish House, 211 Temple St (between Wall and Elm) in New Haven. Their evening service offers students the opportunity to sleep late on Sundays and still get to church.  For those students who are interning at other churches, Shalom offers a place to regain spiritual balance after a busy day ministering to others.  For further information email Lynda Bigler, parish intern, at


Compline with the Christ Church Choir:  The final prayers of the day in the monastic tradition, Compline is a contemplative service of quiet, reflection, and beauty.  The sanctuary of Christ Church fills with incense and candlelight, creating a stunning backdrop for the ancient prayers and chants.  Take a few moments to center yourself before beginning another week.  Every Sunday night at 10:00 p.m. when Yale is in session.  Dates of Compline remaining for this semester are:  September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, December 3, 10.  Christ Church is located at Broadway and Elm.  For more information, visit  Interested in helping out with Compline?  Email