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. 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 http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.html. All submissions must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Q Source” in the subject line. All submissions must be in by Friday. No exceptions to deadlines will be made!! The right to edit is reserved. –Danielle Elizabeth Tumminio, Editor
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.
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO GRACE CHAO, ROOM N122, SEABURY 1st floor,
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 in S-111! Its
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 at 604 Bellamy. For more information, please e-mail email@example.com
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, , 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 . 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 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.
Finney is the author of three books of poetry and a collection of short
stories, and is Professor of Creative Writing at the
The Faith and Scholarship Discussion Group will meet in Niebuhr hall, Monday October 2 from . 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 (email@example.com)
Friends: The spirituality/sexuality group will hold its first meeting this coming Monday, Oct. 2nd, from 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
) 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.cnadp.org. There is no cost for admission when he speaks at Dwight Hall at 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 www.yale.edu/lacasa or contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. To RSVP to an event, email email@example.com. La Casa is located at
“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
Beyond Slavery, a conference
sponsored by the Feminist Ethics Project at Brandeis:
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 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
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
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.com. Thanks!
If you are interested in any of these items, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org:
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 deeproots.org.
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
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 to
to pick up my son from
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
Part Time Director of
Christian Education opening at First Church of Christ, UCC,
Yale employee is seeking a photographer
to take pictures at a family function. You
must have your own equipment. Date:
Worship Opportunities at Battell Chapel:
Sunday, October - University Public Worship in Battell Chapel with Barbara
Brown Taylor, Butman Professor of Religion at
- 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: email@example.com.
Wednesday, October 4
- 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 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 ; All are welcome!