September 30, 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







An application for admission to the extended degree program must include:


1.       Your name.

2.       Address and e-mail address.

3.       Area of concentration.

4.       A statement of the reasons you want to extend your MAR for a third year (up to eighteen hours of work). 

5.       Names of two faculty members who know your work and are in the field in which the degree program is concentrated.



Robert Wilson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs




CPE Day at YDS: An information day for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) will be held Wednesday, November 1st.  There will be an informational meeting held in Niebuhr Hall at 12:30 and individual conferences with CPE supervisors from Connecticut, New York City, and western Massachusetts at 1 pm in the Sarah Smith Gallery.  CPE centers are now receiving applications for summer 2006.  If you are considering CPE for this summer, or any time during your YDS career, you should attend this meeting.  It’s only offered once a year!  -Barbara Blodgett, Office of Supervised Ministries.


Job Information from Susan Olson: Dearly Beloved Seniors: It's time. If you are thinking of being employed after you graduate, please let me know and I'll add you to the list.  You have three choices of lists to be on: a) ordained jobs only; b) unordained jobs only; c) send it all! I love email from Susan!  Job announcements go out dale-mail style with the subject line describing the state and the job title.  Email me from the account you want me to send the emails to, and indicate which list you want to be on.  See you in your inbox!  Susan


From the Ministry Resource Center: Adult study groups leaders’ guides to check out and use in leading groups:  You and the other leaders don’t have to be content experts if you use DVD segments and leaders guides on Bible, relationship to faith to political life, how our own life stories relate to our faith, world religions and our relationships to them, history of the church. how the church has understood evil, Satan, etc., and many, many more.  Ask about possibilities!


Lectures and Events



Interested in Schools: Leadership, Chaplaincy, Teaching?  Want to help create an Initiative to address student interest in schools and school ministry?  Please come to a planning meeting for the Schools Initiative Thursday, October 5 at 12:30 in S-111!  Its sponsored by Berkeley but its not just for Episcopalians.  We'll be talking about Catholic, Lutheran, independent, and other types of schools, too!  Topics to be discussed include: Planning a lunchtime roundtable series with school leaders on issues and opportunities for school ministry, assessing interest in an alternative Spring 2007 Anglican Colloquium focused on school leadership and chaplaincy, thinking about field trips and other venues to learn about schools and school ministry, and other ideas and suggestions you have.  Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to by Tuesday, October 3. If you cannot come but are interested in any of the three areas above, please also email your thoughts.


First SOS meeting: Ladies, if you're interested in meeting for (bring & share) Tea and Conversation with other older single seminarians please join us on Sunday at 3.00 p.m. at 604 Bellamy.  For more information, please e-mail


Join an Improv Group: Participate in a workshop that will emphasize listening skills, communal affirmation, free expression, and story-telling in a low-pressure, high-fun atmosphere. Great training for future pastors, ministers, preachers, and exorcists.  Friday night, 7:30-9:30pm, October 6th at YDS (specific room TBA).  This workshop is intended for persons who are interested in improv, seeking to build their confidence in front of groups, interested in community and team-building techniques, or simply looking for a fun way to blow off two hours. It will be led by Nate Parkes, a second year MAR with several years of improv experience, who has trained at the IO theater and Second City in Chicago, who has performed at festivals in Seattle, New Orleans, and Chicago, and who is getting a giddy thrill out of writing in the third person.  No improv experience is required. Only a mind, a voice, and a body. So no ghosts or zombies. IMPORTANT NOTE: Cost is $2 at the door or $1 for RSVPs who e-mail me at Class size is limited to 12.


The Women's Group in Biblical and Ancient Studies will be holding its first meeting on Thursday, October 5th, in L-104 at 12pm.  The Women's Group in Biblical and Ancient Studies seeks to empower and support women who are aspiring to careers in Biblical and Ancient Studies, fields in which women are grossly under represented.  We look forward to meeting all who are interested!  Candida Moss and Meghan Henning, Co-chairs


The first Liturgy Symposium will take place this coming Monday, October 2nd, at 4:30pm in the ISM Great Hall.  The Rev. James W. Farwell will speak on The Atonement and the Rhetoric of the Eucharistic Prayer.  Please join us for the lecture with refreshments for body, mind, and spirit, followed by a discussion.


The Sources and Contexts of Medieval English Song Lecture/Concert: Judith Malafronte, mezzo-soprano, and vocal soloists.  Talk by Margot E. Fassler, Tangeman Professor of Music History & Liturgy Wednesday, October 4, 2006 5:30pm, Yale Center for British Art.


Nikky Finney is the author of three books of poetry and a collection of short stories, and is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Kentucky.  Her work is rooted in the history and language of Black America. Her garden of words chase the heart until it is caught in its own web of wonder.  The Institute of Sacred Music and the Yale Divinity Student Book Supply cordially invite you to a series of events featuring Nikky Finney on Thursday, October 5th: from 3-4 in the Bronholm Room Ms. Finney will hold a conversation with students; at 4:15 she will give a public reading in the bookstore rotunda followed by a booksigning.  A reception will follow.  Call 432-6101 or 432-5062.


The Faith and Scholarship Discussion Group will meet in Niebuhr hall, Monday October 2 from 12:40-1:20.  Many people find their faiths challenged (or "crushed" as someone recently put it) at YDS.  What does this look like?  Is faith taken seriously enough in YDS classes? Or, does scholarship suffer when faith asserts itself in the classroom? What particular topics are especially disruptive to faith? Whose faith and what kind of faith are we talking about? We will be gathering to discuss these and related questions on Monday, so please come (with your lunch) if the topic interests you.  Contact person: Luke Moorhead (


Friends: The spirituality/sexuality group will hold its first meeting this coming Monday, Oct. 2nd, from 7:30pm-9pm in the JE Dining room. This is a small discussion and support group, sponsored by the YDS LGBTS Coalition, open to anyone who wishes to explore the intersections of spirituality and sexuality. We meet bi-weekly, and close to group after the first two meetings of each semester.  This group is open to anyone in the Yale community, so please share this announcement with any friends and colleagues who may be interested!  If you would like to join the group, but can not attend this meeting, please send an email to and let us know.  Peace, Alicia Brooks and Jeannine Oakes


An Ordination!  Dear Friends: Your prayers and presence are requested when the Litchfield South Association, Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ will ordain Diane Monti-Catania to the Christian Ministry at Bridgewater Congregational Church (Route 133 and Clapboard Road, Bridgewater, CT) at 4:00 in the afternoon on Sunday, October 29, 2006.  Clergy: Red Stoles.  Reception following service.  I hope that you can join me in celebrating this special, sacred day.  Love, Diane


The Left Behind: The newly formed Atheist/Agnostic group (The Left Behind) is up and running and you are invited to come join us for lunch on Monday, October 2nd (at

12:30) in the Common Room!  YDS is all about community and we believe that those not of a particular faith can play a positive role at YDS in many capacities (academic, social, etc). So, don't be Left Behind, come join us to plan some fun and educational events!  We welcome everybody of all faiths and beliefs! Our group is open to everyone who wants to discuss issues involving faith, atheism, agnosticism, or anything else pertinent to your beliefs.  For more info contact us at or


Bill Pelke is coming to speak at Yale.  Bill is co-founder of "The Journey of Hope . . . from Violence to Healing" and is an expert on the death penalty and restorative justice.    Bill's work has brought him around the world and his presentation is passionate and not to be missed.  You can find out more by google searching his name or organization or by visiting our web page at  There is no cost for admission when he speaks at Dwight Hall at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3.


We are in the midst of Latino Heritage Month!  La Casa, the center for Latino/a cultural life at Yale is sponsoring a myriad of events to mark the occasion.  For more updated information on events, times, and venues please visit or contact or  To RSVP to an event, email  La Casa is located at 301 Crown Street.


“Blinding the Seer: Our Love/Hate Relationship with Prophets:”  A Talk by Mohammed Naseehu Ali, Sunday, October 8th at 10am at 37 Arts, 450 West 37th Street.  Mohammed Naseehu Ali is a native of Ghana and is the son of the late Emir of the Kumasi Zongo. He has published a story collection, “The Prophet of Zongo Street,” parts of which first appeared in The New Yorker. A musician as well as a writer, he plays the djembe and the talking drum.  Tickets for “Blinding the Seer” are $25 and are available online at, at Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 1-877-391-0545.


Beyond Slavery, a conference sponsored by the Feminist Ethics Project at Brandeis: October 15–16, 2006.  Free and open to the public. For the full conference schedule and to register visit: www.brandeis/projects/fse.  Beyond Slavery will enable the public to discuss with leading intellectuals and activists how to overcome past slavery's ongoing impact on sexuality.  Participants will learn about traditional religious support for slavery, the sexual dynamics of slavery, how religious and other people can complete the abolition of slavery, and how best to move beyond racial stereotypes about sexuality.


Dear Colleagues, I would like to invite you to the next meeting of the British Historical Studies Colloquium, which will meet on Thursday, October 5 at 4:30 PM in the Beinecke Library, Room 39.  The paper, "Out of Sight, Out of Mind?  The Nurturing of Connection in Eighteenth-Century Letters," will be offered by Lindsay O'Neill (History, Yale University).  There will be no precirculated paper for this session.  The paper will be followed by an informal dinner with the speaker.  As usual, no RSVP is necessary for the colloquium itself, but if you are interested in joining us for dinner please email me at


Student Bereavement Group Now Forming.  The student bereavement group is a six week group experience for students that have experienced a significant loss.  We will meet on Mondays at 4 p.m. beginning on October 9 and running through November 13.  Meetings are held in the Lovett Room, which is in the basement of Battell Chapel. The Lovett Room has a private entrance off of College Street--the door is marked.  Although sponsored by the chaplain's office, the group is not religiously based, and is open to students of any religious persuasion or perspective.  The group will be facilitated by Susan Olson from the University Chaplain's Office and Katie Byrnes from Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel.  If students are interested in participating but unable to make that particular time slot, please contact Susan Olson.  No pre-registration is needed. Students should just attend the first meeting.  If one cannot attend the first meeting, attend the second.  After the second meeting, however, the group will be closed. For questions, contact Susan Olson at 432-9485 or








Lost: One pair of green "Red or Dead" spectacles since Monday night.  I'm differently able without them.  Please either contact me or hand them in to Dale's office if you see them hanging around anywhere.  Amrela (


Dear Yale Community, I am looking to purchase a car in the near future and would prefer to buy it from someone I know and trust.  I do not have a definite budget at this point, but I am looking for something solid and reliable that won't attract too much attention from thieves or vandals.  If you have a car you're thinking of getting rid of, or a spare car you don't use very often that I might be able to rent, please contact me at  Thanks!


For Sale:


If you are interested in any of these items, please e-mail

  • Canon i450 Bubble Jet Printer.  Three years old.  Mac friendly.  In its original box with manual and set-up CD; USB cord is not included.  There's just one catch: it only prints in color.  I changed the black ink cartridge, but there seems to be a clog that is preventing that cartridge's ink distribution.  If you're one of those "handy" types who wants to take this on as a personal challenge (or if you are looking to make a colorful statement on your next essay), this is the printer for you!  $15 OBO
  • Canon N656U Flatbed Scanner.  About four years old?  In its original box; USB cord is included.  Both Mac and Windows friendly.  600 x 1200 dpi res.  Z-lid expansion top for scanning bulky items (like your Bible, if you are so inclined).  $35 OBO
  • Olympus S701 Microcassette Recorder.  Four years old.  Basic but trusty.  Built-in speaker; earphone jack; pause control, 2-speed record/playback, cue and review controls.  Takes two AA batteries (included).  Great for language classes.  I will throw in an unopened package of six Sony microcassettes for free.  $10 OBO.



Employment/Volunteer Opportunities:


My daughter has asked me ask if anyone is interested in volunteering some time to help administer DEEPROOTS, an aid organization which works in Guatemala, Nepal and Zambia, supporting children's educational and other relief programs.  The organization has effective programs, but some of the leadership is retiring and needs replacement.  More information is available at  If you are interested, contact me at


Preach at Marquand Chapel:  Attention all graduating students!  There are a limited number of slots available on the daily ecumenical worship calendar for student preachers. These are granted to students in their final year on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.  If you would like to preach before you graduate, please send an email to the chapel administrative assistant,


Babysitter Needed: I'm a recent graduate of the ISM, and a mother of a wonderful 3 year old boy. I'm looking for a Divinity student with no classes from 2:10 to 3:10 pm to pick up my son from Celentano Museum Academy (right next to the Div School) and entertain him until 3:10 pm. No car is necessary since the school is so close. I would prefer that someone meet him at his classroom and walk him back to the div school, and either color, or let him play in the common room.  It would not be more than an hour’s work, and not even every day, just here and there.  If you are interested please respond through e-mail to  Thank you!


Work at Convocation and Reunions Week: From Sunday, October 8 to Thursday, October 12, YDS will host a variety of lectures, worship services, meals, and gatherings for alumni and friends of the Divinity School.  The Office of Alumni Relations is looking for some hardworking, friendly students to work during that week. Jobs include registering guests, hosting alumnae reunions, helping to set-up and serve meals, ushering the lectures, and generally making YDS a warm and welcoming place.  The hours of work are flexible; you may sign up for one or more shifts on any given day. Pay is $11.40/hr and you will be given a lovely navy blue YDS polo shirt to wear as a uniform.  Depending on which shift you sign up for, you could also get a free meal at a banquet or work at the Q-Club, the New Haven Lawn Club or Mories (yes, and get paid for it.  There will be brief training sessions October 5th and 6th (you would be required to attend only one of the two sessions). All trainings will take place in the Dean's Conference Room on the second floor of Seabury.  Contact


Part Time Director of Christian Education opening at First Church of Christ, UCC, Woodbridge, CT.  Responsibilities to include religious instruction and programming for children and youth.  Salary commensurate with experience and training. Please send letter of intent and resume to First Church of Christ, UCC, 5 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525.


A Yale employee is seeking a photographer to take pictures at a family function.  You must have your own equipment.  Date: October 7, 2006.  Time:  1:30pm-7pm (tentative).  Pay: Negotiable.  If you are interested, please contact Peggy Ojeda at


Worship Opportunities



Worship Opportunities at Battell Chapel:


Sunday, October 1
10:30 am
- University Public Worship in Battell Chapel with Barbara Brown Taylor, Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, preaching as part of the Living Faith Preaching Series. An ecumenical service of Holy Communion. Free lunch and conversation with Barbara Brown Taylor after worship.
8:00-8:30 PM - Evening Prayer in Dwight Chapel. An ecumenical, student-led candlelight service. All are welcome.  You are invited to join the other YDS students helping to shape this service. Contact Callista Isabelle, Associate Chaplain if interested:

Wednesday, October 4
8:00-8:15 am - Morning Prayer in Battell Chapel. An ecumenical prayer service especially for Yale employees, grad/professional students, and other early birds!


There will be a memorial service for Professor Jaroslav Pelikan on Tuesday, October 10th at noon in Battell Chapel.



Worship Opportunities at Marquand Chapel:


Monday, October 2: Divinity Librarian Paul Stuehrenberg, preaching.

Tuesday, October 3: A Blessing of the Animals for the Feast of Saint Francis, with the Marquand Gospel Choir. Note: This service will take place on the Quad, weather permitting. Pets are welcome!

Wednesday, October 4: Sung Morning Prayer with Traditional texts in Contemporary and Global settings, led by Daniel Koh and Erin Westmaas.

Thursday, October 5: A reflection on Immigration and Columbus Day, led by Jorge Gomez Tejada.

Friday, October 6: Community Eucharist in celebration of National Coming Out Day led by the YDS Coalition, Bishop John Selders, preaching and presiding.


All services begin at 10:30; All are welcome!