October 7, 2006


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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








Important Information form the Bookstore: Textbooks will be returned to Publishers beginning the week of October23rd.  If you do not yet have all that you'll need to read for class, better buy them now before they're gone!  If you need to make special arrangements to have something held for you, please contact Lisa in the Student Book Supply, 432 -6101.


From the Ministry Resource Center: There will be a workshop on Friday, Oct. 13, 10:30-11:30 entitled “Not Just Announcing: Selecting and Inviting Leaders and Participants in the Life of Congregations with Guaranteed Results.”  Also, don’t forget to use DVDs and videos related to your courses for reviews, overviews, and entertainment!     And remember that we have material on children and worship, African American concerns, All Saints Day, Reformation Day, and more.


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.



Lectures and Events



Breakfast with Rev. Setri Nyomi, the General Secretary of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (and a YDS grad):   Tuesday, October 10th at 8AM in Bushnell S104.  We are privileged to have Rev. Setri Nyomi, General Secretary of WARC as the preacher for the opening convocation worship on Mondy, October 9th at 2PM in Marquand Chapel.  Rev. Nyomi, a dynamic preacher, is a world leader not only in the Reformed family of churches, he is active in the international ecumenical and interfaith leadership as well.  On Tuesday morning, October 10th students, faculty and friends will have the opportunity to share in a breakfast conversation with Rev. Nyomi.


Be an extra in a movie…if you’re male: Boston Casting is still seeking football fans Age 18+ EXTRAS at Gillette Stadium and the College of Holy Cross for the feature film "The Game Plan" starring "The Rock.”  We are welcoming drop offs at the Boston Casting Office, 129 Braintree St in Allston between 10am and 7pm.  Or email to:  Shoot Dates: October 11, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24 & Nov 1 (You don't need to work all these dates, but it's helpful!)  Pay: $75 for a 10-hr day, plus overtime.  Union Scale for SAG Members


Over the past ten years, Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology (LEST) has established itself as an inspiring platform for theological reflection and exchange. Following this series of theological encounters, the Department of Systematic Theology (Faculty of Theology, K.U. Leuven) is happy to announce a sixth Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology from 7-10 November 2007 under the theme: Believing in Community: Ecumenical Reflections on the Church.  We are happy to welcome you to Leuven and kindly ask you to extend this invitation to your interested students and colleagues. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.  For more information, contact


The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA) invites you to a Special Discussion with David Hirsh, YIISA Visiting Fellow Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London Editor of Engage Magazine “The Summer of '06: When Antisemitism Went Mainstream.”  Friday October 13, 2006, 11:00-12:30, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Room A001 (Basement).


Is there a better way than The Da Vinci Code to bring the historical Jesus to the people?  Join us in the Student Book Supply on the Thursday after Reading Week for a reading and discussion with Puck Purnell, author of the newly published book Through Mark's Eyes: A Portrait of Jesus Based on the Gospel of Mark.  Purnell is a YDS and Berkeley Grad ('93) and currently serves as Rector at Old St Andrew's Episcopal Church in Bloomfield, CT.  Purnell's new book is a unique recapitulation of the Gospel of Mark, in all its "blunt physicality".  He sticks closely to Mark's text, but applies recent historical scholarship seemlessly into the story.  The book has received favorable attention from audiences ranging from clergy, to scholars, to youth group members.  Come and listen to readings from the book and join in the discussion!  Find ways to make scholarship accessible to a lay audience!  Thursday, October 19th, 3:30 p.m. Bookstore Rotunda.  Booksigning will follow.  Questions? call 432-6101.  All are welcome!


Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism/Institution for Social and Policy Studies Seminar Series welcomes the Hon. Irwin Cotler, Member of Canadian Parliament; former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Professor of Law (Human Rights) on leave, McGill University; former Council for Andrei Sakharov, Natan Sharansky and Nelson Mandela.  "Human Rights and the New Anti-Jewishness."  There is no paper available for advance reading.  Thursday, October 12, 2006, 4:15 - 5:45, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 102, 63 High Street.  A reception will follow the seminar


Dear Friends, By now you have likely seen the photos on the first floor hallway from “Unembedded," featuring the work of four independent photojournalists unembedded in Iraq during the first two years of the war. YDS, ISM, and the Initiative on Religion and Politics at Yale have the privilege of hosting one of those photographers, Thorne Anderson, on campus during the week of October 16-20, 2006.  Raised in a family of Presbyterian ministers, Thorne Anderson is an award-winning international photojournalist who spent time unembedded in Iraq during 2003-04. His work there has contributed to the book, Unembedded, which together with the gallery display sponsored by ISM, depicts visually the realities of war in Iraq.  On October 17th, Thorne will be signing copies of Unembedded at the YDS Bookstore (3:45-4:15) followed by a public talk with open discussion entitled, "The Spirit of War: A Discussion with Thorne Anderson," (4:30-6:00) in Marquand Chapel.  Please join us, Kat Banakis (


You are cordially invited to The Howard Spiro Lecture to be delivered by David Watts, MD, Poet and Essayist from California on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. in the Beaumont Room on 333 Cedar Street.  David Watts is a graduate of Baylor Medical School and a gastroenterologist on faculty at UCSF. His recent book of stories, Bedside Manners, was published by Random House. He has published three books of poetry, Taking, The History, Making and Blessing. He is founder/director of Writing the Medical Experience, a summer writing conference at Sarah Lawrence College, and founder of the Foundation for Humanities in Medicine.  The presentation is entitled: “Bedside Manners: Humanism in Medical Practice.”  The accusation that modern physicians are cold and distant is commonly heard and increasing pressures are being placed upon physicians to economize even further in their practices. The brief time available to spend with patients must count as if it were a lengthy period of time. Medical schools may not intend to produce physicians with "protective distance" but they often do. The seasoned physician, practiced in the art of patient engagement and attentiveness is the doctor we'd all like to have, but this maturational process of wisdom and depth takes many years to achieve. This talk will focus on ways to use literature and the process of writing to disengage fear and garner such wisdom and depth.  We hope you are able to attend and please bring your friends and colleagues.  Please post this announcement.  Thank you ever so much.  Thomas P. Duffy, MD


The Lex Hixon Visiting Speakers Fund and the Department of Religious Studies are sponsoring an interdisciplinary conference to explore the role of sensory experience in various religious traditions, ancient and contemporary. The conference, The Senses of Religion:  Knowledge, Miracles, Worship & Sensory Experience in the World's Religions, will take place October 27-29th at Yale University.  As we proceed we will identify more precisely defined areas of common interest in which comparative discussion can be most fruitful. For this first conference we will cast our net widely. Some of the topics we will include are discussions on music and religion, religious art, ritual drama, and more generally the role of sensory perception as a means either to experience God or prove/deny the existence of God.  The over-arching questions that we would like to ask include these: how was sensory experience viewed; was it considered a

means to know God or an impediment to religious realization? What role does sensory experience play in worship?  Registration is available on-line on the conference website at  The conference will be held in Rooms 405 and 410 Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall (SSS), 1 Prospect Street and is organized by Professors Phyllis Granoff and Koichi Shinohara.  The program is available on the website.  All are welcome.


Susan Burnhans of Yale Security Awareness will hold a presentation on October 17 in Niebuhr Hall from 12:30 - 1:20pm.  Thank you, Eileen Kopjanski  Facilities Manager, YDS.


Where’s your money? Christian Community Action presents, “What’s Happening to My Money…Is There a Hole in My Pocket?”  Featuring P.J O'Rourke, Dr. Julianne Malveaux and Omar Wasow on October 26, 2006 at 7:30 pm at the Shubert Theater Tickets are $32, $27 and $22 On Sale Now!


The AIDS Interfaith Network will be hosting the following community event.  Red Ribbon Prayer Breakfast: Heightening the Awareness of HIV/AIDS.  Saturday, October 14, 2006.  Community Outreach Center.  654 Orchard Street, New Haven, CT 06511.  Keynote Speaker: Ms. Helen R. Caulton-Harris, Director Health & Human Services of Springfield, MA.  Guest Entertainment:  St. Matthews Unison Freewill Baptist Church Praise Team, Ms. LaShawna Sayles, and Blessing Offering.  Tickets: $35.00.  For tickets, please contact Professor Yolanda Y. Smith (436-4818 or  All are invited to attend!


Paper proposals on American women writers welcome and encouraged!  Call for Papers, 2007, American Religion and Literature Society, at the 18th Annual American Literature Association Conference Boston, MA, May 24-27, 2007.  ARLS General Topic: Americanizing Faith, Scripture, and Iconography.  ARLS will sponsor two sessions at ALA:  1. Catholicism and the American Imagination; 2.  Reconfigurations of the Supernatural.  Please send a 500-word abstract and contact information by December 15.  Notification of acceptance will be sent by January 15. Address questions to Catherine Rogers at or Susan Rushing Adams at  Those presenting papers are required to be current members of ARLS.  Membership:  Kathleen Smith, ARLS Website:  Conference details:  ARLS also accepts short articles, book reviews, and poetry for its scholarly newsletter.  Submit materials to Deshae Lott at


Dr. Jody E. Noé, M.S., N.D.  Natural Family Health & Integrative Medicine, Westerly, RI will be speaking Saturday October 21, 2006.  Topic: Integrative Therapies and Cancer. She will be speaking at South Windham Congregational Church, 351 South Windham Road, South Windham CT.  Hours: 1-4 PM .  Modalities: Naturopathic Medicine, Traditional Cherokee Medicine, Homeopathy, Ethnobotonist, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nutritional Medicine.  Cost: CHAI members:  $22 at the door.  General Public:  $24 at the door.  Students:  $12 with valid ID  Light snacks and tea provided.  Contact Sue Coombs: or call 860 546-2076 to reserve your spot today!





Needed/Lost and Found:


Matt Haugen needs a ride!  Hi all!  I'm going home to Minnesota for my sister's wedding during convocation week. I will be coming into Bradley 10:15 on October 15.  If you will be headed in that general direction and can drive me and my equipage between my home in New Haven and the airport on those dates, I will offer in exchange: monetary compensation for time/fossil fuels (as agreed), the pleasure of my company, and my unswerving gratitude. I don't mind camping out at the airport, if you'd need to pick me up later. Reply to  Thanks, Matt Haugen


Lost book: Following class on Friday in the Wood Seminar room, I failed to retrieve a SML library book that I had used in a presentation. Did someone pick up this book?  Has someone seen it?  Thanks, Chris R.


Micah found a mailbox key: I found a mailbox key to school box 381.  I have returned the key to your mailbox, so you may retrieve it.  Right.  So maybe you should go see Patricia Ojeda about it.  Sincerely awesome, Micah.  (Additionally, if you could lend Micah a goat or elephant, opportunity has passed for this year’s animal blessing, but the Q-Source editor assures you he’d be grateful next year circa St. Francis Day.  P.S. Just a hunch, but a centaur or phoenix might really make his day too, if you run across any of those in your travels!)


Sarah Koenig Lost a Coat, Mary Alex Dill Found It…So where is Mary Alex’s Coat?  I accidentally picked up Sarah Koenig's coat after chapel today, which means that I accidentally left my own coat out on the quad.  It is a khaki denim Gap jacket.  If you know anything about where it might be, please email me at  Thanks, Mary Alex Dill


Lost Animal Earring: I found a silver earring in the shape of a turtle in the Common Room during coffee hour today.  It was on the table with all the food.  Let me know if it is yours.  Thanks, Emily Kuhn (


Micah Needs Protection From the Elephant: To my beloved community: I would be most grateful if anyone who had some catcher's equipment (shin guards, face mask, chest protector) would be willing to lend it to know...just for fun!  It needs to be size AWESOME in order to fit me.  Thanks, Micah


Disappearing Sweater: I'm missing two white sweaters, last seen on the bench by the door at the White Party last night.  I'm guessing someone grabbed them by mistake, or maybe they just got reshuffled in the coat heap. If you know of their whereabouts I'd be grateful.  One is a white mock-turtle neck knit sweater, and the other is a white, ribbed, button-up cardigan.  Thanks!  Mary Emily Wells


Lost Watch: If anyone finds a Kenneth Cole watch (it's silver, analog, and the wristband is links) around YDS campus, please send me an e-mail.  I just got it fixed and then lost it!  Thanks.


For Sale:


Desk for Sale: 65 "x 31" white desk (modern, simple lines) in good condition, 3 drawer unit that can roll under the desk with one drawer being a filing drawer.  Desk chair available too.  Contact Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt at


Christy Groves has many things for sale: I have a fantastic 3-disc CD changer with radio and tape deck complete with 2 speakers in excellent condition for sale.  It works perfectly, I just never use it now that i have an ipod.  The stereo was originally $200.00, but I'll be willing to sell it for only $50.00 or best offer.  Interested? Contact me at  Also for sale: 2 computer speakers and subwoofer for sale for only $25.00 (OBO).  They work fantastically, I just never use them!  Please contact me if you are interested!  Thanks!  Christy Groves




Volunteer Opportunity in Refugee Resettlement: Interfaith Refugee Ministries (IRM), a refugee resettlement agency located in the East Rock neighborhood of New Haven, is seeking volunteers from the Divinity School community to help with setting up and furnishing apartments for newly arrived refugees from many different countries.  Some of the activities would include light cleaning, moving donated furniture, or installing blinds.

Transportation would be provided.  We hope to compile a list of students that could be called upon to work one or two hours when apartments need to be set up.  The time commitment would be minimal, and the schedule could be flexible.  This would be a great way to get to know more about the refugee resettlement process that is taking place in our community!  Please visit our website for more information:  If interested, please contact Nick Meyers at or Alex Wilson at


Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House: One of the local  mission projects at the University Church is working with our local Ronald McDonald House.  Ronald McDonald Houses all over the country collect the pull tabs off of pop/soda/coke cans (as well as other canned beverages!). They are recycled for cash and create a significant amount of revenue for the local houses.  Pulling the tab off does not affect the can's ability to be recycled in the machines for refund of the can deposit.  Susan Olson and others from the University Church are collecting these pull tabs as a small way of helping out the local house.  If you ---or those you know---are folks that drink beverages from cans, simply drop the tabs by Susan Olson’s office. If she’s in, there's a cool little container in her office to deposit them into.  If she’s not in, the basket outside her office door has a jar in it, where tabs may be deposited. You can also bring tabs to the University Chaplain's Office in Bingham Hall on Old Campus.  Thanks for your help!


One-Day Companion:  On Oct. 25, I need a companion for my eighty-six-year-old aunt who will be staying at my home for the day while I take other guests to New York.  Conversation, games, play/listen to music, take short walks, have meals together.  Please contact me if you'd like to consider this:  Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt, 248-7247,



Worship Opportunities



The University Church welcomes you to the following worship opportunities:

Sunday, October 8
10:30 am
- University Public Worship in Battell Chapel with Rev. Prof. Peter Gomes (Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister at Havard) preaching as part of the Living Faith Preaching Series.  An ecumenical Christian service. Free lunch and conversation with Peter Gomes after worship.

8:00-8:30 PM - Evening Prayer in Dwight Chapel. An ecumenical, student-led candlelight service. All are welcome.

Wednesday, October 11
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!


Ordination invitation: It is with great joy that you are invited to the Ordination of Kaji Rosa Spellman to the Holy Orders of Sacramental Ministry in the United Church of Christ to be held at The Church of the Redeemer, United Church of Christ, The Rev. Rochelle Stackhouse, Pastor.  185 Cold Spring Street, New Haven, CT  06511 on October 25, 2006, 5:30 pm with The Rev. Dr. Lillian Font Daniel, Senior Minister, First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn, preaching, Prof. Marguerite Brooks, conducting Prof. Patrick Evans, cantor The Rev. Emilie M. Townes, offering the charge.  Your prayers and presence are invited.  There will be a reception at the church following the service.