September 15, 2006


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Academic Information




Dates to remember:
All Credit/no credit forms and grading options forms are due September 20.
Last day to add a course with the instructor's permission and your adviser's signature is September 27.


From the Ministry Resource Center:

Youth ministry resources for everything you do are here to be adapted to your setting.  Workshops:  Sept. 21, 10:30-11:30 Not Just Announcing—Selecting and Inviting Leaders and Participants in the Life of Congregations with Guaranteed Results, and at 1:30-2:30 p.m., Transforming the Congregation through Adult Learning Groups.  On Friday, Sept. 29, 11-12 noon, Transforming the Congregation through Adult Learning Groups.  DVDs related to your courses for your weekend entertainment viewing!


Message to Seniors: If you are beginning to plan your exodus and you believe you will be leaving to something in a more or less traditional lay or ordained ministry (pastor, youth worker, chaplain, Christian Ed director, etc.) please mark your calendars now for an Exodus planning meeting.  There are three dates to choose from.  At these meetings, we will go over: what resources are available to you (counseling, resumes, sermon tapes, interviewing, etc.) what sort of a time-line you should figure on how to establish a credential file how to plan financially for the search process.  This is a limited run program (one week only!), so plan accordingly.  For those whose plans are outside of the traditional ministries, fear not---your Exodus planning sessions will be the week after that one.  The dates and times are listed below. Locations will follow (look for signs & dale-mails): Monday, September 25: 4 p.m., Tuesday, September 26 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 27: 4 p.m.  Thanks, Susan Olson



Lectures and Events



UCC/DOC BBQ: What all those letters mean is that it's time for the annual beginning of the year UCC/DOC Fellowship cookout!  On Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:00 we will gather together to enjoy each other's company and good food at the home of Serene Jones,  221 Everett St., New Haven, a short distance from the campus.  This will be an opportunity for us to get to know each other, while briefly talking about the year to come.  You are invited to bring a salad or dessert, yourself, partner/spouse, or children.  We will provide everything else!  If you cannot attend but would like to be put on the UCC/DOC mailing list, please send an email to our email wizard  Need directions or a ride?  Contact, or  See you there!


Resurrection Ethics Meeting:  Wednesday, September 20th, 3:45-4:45 PM, RSV Room.  Topic: How should one think about the value of human bodies in light of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ?  Resurrection Ethics is a new student discussion group, which seeks to consider ethical issues in reference to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Next week we will consider questions of how to think about the value of human bodies and the wider implications of for their value.  Wider implication could include but are not limited to questions about: abortion, torture, medical treatments, sexuality, and miracles.  Students are encouraged to bring articles, books and experiences they feel will further discussion.  We will start with a reading on the topic and then break into small groups for discussion.  We will meet only once a month, at least for this semester.  Interested students and faculty are welcome to come to one or all or our meetings.  If you have not already signed up to be on our mailing list, please reply to this email with the subject heading: Add to List.  For question please contact Heather Ghormley at


Come hear the Brubeck Quartet: The Dave Brubeck Quartet is scheduled to perform at 8:00 PM on Monday, October 9 in Woolsey Hall.  You may request one complementary ticket by replying to by 5:00 PM on Friday, September 22.  Your complementary ticket will then be made available at the door on the evening of the concert.  Thank you.


Join the Yale Graduate and Professional Health Advocates!  Monday, September 18 at 6:30PM Hall of Graduate Studies (320 York St.) Room 401(4th floor).  Come to the first informational meeting!  Advocates are volunteer students who spend a few hours a month serving your G&P school, dorm or apt complex with health programs, info and supplies  .Learn about who we are, what we do, and bring your ideas about raising health awareness and/or planning health-related events for graduate students.  A dinner of delicious Thai food will be provided.  If you cannot make the meeting but are interested in learning more, email or


Call for Creative Writers: Poets, novelists, short story writers, essayists, writers for stage and screen, etc. within the YDS and ISM communities are invited to gather Wednesday, September 20, at lunchtime (12:30-1:20 p.m.), near the fireplace in the Common Room to discuss this year’s writing collective, known as Wordsmiths. We will discuss whether folks want critical workshops (work distributed in advance for critique) or generative (in which work is produced)—or a combination—and start planning for the second volume of Prospect, the journal we publish in the spring. Most meetings of the collective will take place at YDS on Wednesday evenings. For more information, contact


Please join us for a reception to welcome and introduce current Beinecke Visiting Fellows on Thursday, September 21, 3:00PM on the Beinecke Mezzanine.


Seminar series entitled, “Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective:” The seminar series will be held on Thursday afternoons at 4:15pm.  Most seminars will be convened at ISPS on Prospect Street in room A002.  Although, please check the schedule for changes of venue if a larger space is required.   Also please feel free to contact Tory Bilski the Coordinator of YIISA  at (203) 432-3829 or with any questions.


Margaret Farley will be leading a retreat on Oct. 3-4 at the Mercy Center in Madison, CT, based on her latest book, Just Love:  A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics.  The retreat offers special students discounts at $95 (shared room and bath) and $50 (commuters).  Prices for non-students are, respectively, $150 and $95.  The program is designed for both professionals and laypersons.


Elections for open positions on Student Council, the Community Life Committee, and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate will be held Monday, September

18 through Wednesday, September 20.  Voting will take place in the Common Room from 11am to 1pm.  If you have questions, please contact Brandon Johnson (


YDS is a co-sponsor of the Fifth Fosdick Convocation on Preaching, to be held at Riverside Church on October 23-26, 2006.  Accordingly, any currently enrolled YDS students may register for and participate in the Convocation for free.   The Convocation is described in some detail at  We have set up a special registration site for seminarians from the sponsoring seminaries.  Seminarians may register at

"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.


The Rev. Kate Bryant (MDiv, ’06) and The Rev. Elizabeth Garnsey (MDiv, ’05),will be ordained to the priesthood at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in the City and Diocese of New York on Saturday, September 23 at 10:30 a.m.  Your prayers and presence are requested.  Hope you are bearing up under the pressures of getting another amazing year off to a great start at YDS!


International Day of Peace at YDS: The Yale Committee on Social Justice invites everyone to reflect on peace on the International Day of Peace by a joining as a community at the Peace Pole on the YDS Quad at Noon, on Thursday, September 21st.   Please come a little bit early as we would like to begin the moment of silence exactly at noon, as it will observed at this time by people throughout the world, each in their own time zones.  Following the silent reflection will be music and prayer.  At 12:15, we invite

everyone bring lunch to Room S100 for a talk focusing on peace efforts led by invited speaker David Amdur, Connecticut Program Director of the American Friends Service Committee.


Chinese Urban Youth and the Search for Meaning in Life: Dr. Jean-Paul Wiest Friday, September 29, 2006.  Dr. Jean-Paul Wiest is director of research at the Beijing Center for Language and Culture.  He was research director of the Center for Mission Research and Study at Maryknoll for seven years, a center which he founded. Dr. Wiest also was coordinator of the Maryknoll in China History Project, research director of the Maryknoll Society of Oral History Program, and a faculty member of the Maryknoll Graduate School of Theology. He leads oral history workshops for missionaries and is the author of Maryknoll in China: A History, 1918–1955 (1997). The lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. in Great Commission Hall, Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. Bring a light lunch at 12:15 p.m. Coffee will be provided.


Come Celebrate The International Day of Peace at Carnegie Hall, Thursday, September 21, 2006 11:30-12:30 pm Reception to follow.  You are cordially invited to be our special guest at Carnegie Hall’s elegant Citicorp Café in observance of The International Day of Peace, where we will be ringing the Peace Bells and praying for peace.  The lovely voice of Alisha Jones will lift our spirits as we focus on and celebrate Peace.  We will be praying for peace in the home and among families who have suffered from domestic violence.  The program begins at 11:30 am and there will be a reception following the program from 12:30 to 1:00 pm.  Please join us because your presence will make this event so special. Shalom to you and your family!  For reservations and information email


Call for Papers for the 24th Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference.  "The Medieval World: From the Secular to the Spiritual."  Saturday, February 24, 2007, University of Connecticut.  Plenary Speaker: James Simpson, Harvard University Professor of  English and American Literature and Language.  Abstracts from graduate students are now being accepted on all topics concerning late antiquity through the late Middle Ages. We strongly encourage papers from a variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature­, Disability Studies, Drama,­ Gerontorontology and History, History of Science ­ Language Studies,­ Literary Studies, Musicology, Philosophy,­ Paleography, Religious Studies, ­Urban Studies,­ and Women's and Gender Studies.  Papers are to be no more than 20 minutes long and read in English. Please send proposals of no more than 200 words, with affiliation and contact details, via email (as Word attachment) to Kisha Tracy and Britt Rothauser ( by October 1, 2006.


Wippell’s on Wednesday: The legendary clergy goods supplier, J. Wippell & CO. will have their representative, Mark Hoyer, here from 8:30- 3:30 in the Common Room on Wednesday, September 20.  Mark will have a large display of the finest cassocks, albs, surplices, shirts, and collars. Aside from being able to assist you in finding and fitting all your current (and future!) wardrobe needs, Mark is thoroughly informed about their liturgical use and able to answer any questions you'd be too embarrassed to ask in colloquium.  Browse now and be fitted for later orders or try and buy the alb you'll need for your internship! Don't miss it.  Students receive a 10% discount. For further information, please contact Nora Smith at






Needed, Lost, and Other Sundry Matters:


Have you lost something at YDS in 2005-2006?  If so, stop by Mike Giaquinto’s office to see if you’re lost items were found at the div school!


Information for parents with young children: Do you have a young child, or are you expecting one soon?  Would you like to get to know some of the other parents of young children around YDS?  Would you like for your child to get to know some of the other young children at YDS?  Several of us parents of young children are attempting to organize this group within the YDS community to gauge the interest in forming regular playgroups, babysitting co-ops and other kid-related activities that would be fun and helpful to us parents.  If you are interested, please email


Free lunch. Good conversation. Represent YDS:  If you're interested in meeting with prospective students during the lunch hour, please contact Travis at This is your opportunity to answer questions, share your stories, and tell prospective students what life at YDS is like. When you respond, please provide the following: 1. Days of the week you are available for lunch 2. Your degree program and year 3. Denomination 4. Hometown.


My black leather portfolio was placed on a window ledge outside of Marquand this morning prior to Community Eucharist.  It disappeared by the time the service was over.  If anybody accidently picked it up, please e-mail me at



For Sale:


Grace Burson (MDiv ’04) has a wide variety of Old Testament journals available for free!  Please contact her at if you would like back issues of the Journal of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vetus Testamentum, or the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament.


Systematic Theology Books: Please contact if you would like to purchase a copy of Rahner’s Foundations of the Christian Faith, Volf’s Exclusion and Embrace, or Tanner’s Jesus, Humanity, and the Trinity.





Outreach Minister position available at Central Baptist Church, 2 Union Square, Norwich, CT.  Must be in seminary, outgoing, and able to work well with all cultures and ages.  The minister will be asked to visit youth and families throughout the neighborhood, assess the needs of neighbors, and implement programs to meet those needs, possibly by working with other churches on downtown ministry.  Contact Rev. Sheldon Keller at for more information.  This church is also looking for a Christian educator to provide leadership in programming and youth ministry.  Starts immediately and compensation is $10,000 dollars.  Requires 10-12 hours a week of work.  Please contact Rev. Sheldon Keller.


If you are interested in volunteering at St. Martin de Porres Academy in Hamden—a Nativity School that offers a holistic approach to education for students from low-income families—please contact  Volunteers are needed to assist with homework and co-curricular activities.


Immediate Opening for a Youth Coordinator: 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, CT  06524.  For more information contact the church at (203) 393-3116. 



Worship Opportunities



The Week Ahead:

Monday, Sept. 18: Graduating student Kurt Nelson, preaching.

Tuesday, Sept. 19: Professor of Old Testament Christl Maier, preaching.

Wednesday, Sept. 20: The service of Sung Morning Prayer continues, led by Daniel Koh and Erin Westmaas.

Thursday, Sept. 21: A service in the Mennonite tradition for the International Day of Peace, led by Tamara Shantz.

Friday, Sept. 22: Community Eucharist in recognition of the "Crumbs from the Table" Conference on Christian Responses to Poverty, Rev. Chris Scharen preaching and presiding.

All services begin at 10:30 am. All are welcome!


Spiritual Formation Groups forming now: Spiritual formation groups are designed to expose students to a variety of spiritual disciplines and provide an opportunity to explore many themes in the spiritual life. The groups are led by an experienced spiritual director or retreat leader. They meet once per week and consist of 6-8 students, and they explore a variety of topics.  The Annand Program encourages first year students to participate in

formation groups, but these groups are open to all YDS students.  Contact for more information.


Interested in helping to lead a new Evening Prayer service?  The University Church and the Yale Chaplain's Office are developing a student-led service of ecumenical Christian evening prayer. We gather on Sunday evenings from 8:00-8:30 PM in beautiful Dwight Chapel (Old Campus downtown). All are welcome.  Student Cantors, Instrumentalists, Readers, Prayer Leaders and Hospitality Folks Wanted!  Contact Associate University Chaplain Callista Isabelle( if you are interested. Thanks.


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 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 playing with candles and incense? We'd love to have your help. Email to learn more about volunteer opportunities.


You are invited to a service of Morning Prayer, an ecumenical Christian service of scripture, music and reflection a prayerful breather in the middle of your week Wednesdays, 8:00-8:20 a.m. at Battell Chapel on the corner of Elm & College streets.


Rosh HaShanah services and locations: Orthodox services will be held at Slifka Center, 80 Wall St.; Conservative services will be held in Battell Chapel, Old Campus; Reform services will be held at First and Summerfield Methodist Church (corner of College and Elm St.); Minyan Urim services will be held at Slifka Center, 80 Wall St.  Erev Rosh HaShanah Friday Sept. 22: Orthodox: 6:30 pm, Conservative: 7:30 pm, Reform: 7:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome to join the Lytton Apple and Honey Kiddush at Slifka Center after services Friday night.  Rosh HaShanah Saturday Sept. 23: Orthodox: 8:45 am / 6:15 pm, Conservative: 9:00 am / 8:00 pm, Reform: 10:00 am.  Rosh HaShanah Sunday, Sept. 24: Orthodox 8:45 am / 6:25 pm; Conservative 9:00 am; Minyan Urim: 9:00 am.