October 27, 2006


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Academic Information




Final Exam Schedule

First Semester, 2006-2007


Monday, December 18


9-12 noon

O.T. Interpretation (Maier)

Niebuhr Hall

2-5 p.m.

Philosophy of Religion (Hare)


2-5 p.m.

Elementary N.T. Greek (Nongbri)

Wood Sem. Rm.


Tuesday, December 19


9-12 noon.

Ecclesiology, Ministry & Polity (Siladi)


2-3:30 p.m..

N.T. Interpretation (Swancutt)

Great Hall


Wednesday, December 20


9-11 a.m.

Systematic Theology (Volf)

Niebuhr Hall

2-4 p.m.

Theological Ethics (Ogletree)

Niebuhr Hall


Thursday, December 21


9-12 noon

History of Xn. Theol. to 451 (Beeley)

Niebuhr Hall

2-5 p.m.

Elementary Biblical Hebrew (Stokes)

S104 Bushnell


Friday, December 22


9-12 noon

Historical Jesus (A. Collins)


9-12 noon

Anglican Theol/Hist. II: ECUSA/Anglican (Sachs)

Niebuhr Hall

2-4 p.m.

Intermediate Hebrew (Hoffer)


2-5 p.m.

Foundations of Liturgical Studies (Lathrop)




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.


Library Exegesis Sessions: Designed for students with little or no knowledge of Hebrew or Greek.  Learn how to access BibleWorks and Logos from YDS Library workstations, view a passage in parallel versions/translations, do an English concordance search (and identify the underlying Greek or Hebrew words), and explore other exegetical tools available at the YDS Library.  Sessions are approximately 45 minutes.  All sessions will be held in the YDS Library Computer Room, L107: Monday, October 30 at 12:15 pm

Wednesday, November 1 at 4:00 pm  No need to sign up, just come!  For more information contact Suzanne Estelle-Holmer at 432-6374 or


From the Ministry Resource Center:  Ask for one of these workshops “on your own schedule” at a date and time convenient for you: The Story Behind the Numbers:  Using a Narrative Budget in Your Congregation; Congregational Care Strategies; Political Season: An Entry Point for Learning and Action?; Inviting All Ages to the Congregation’s Principal Worship Service; Transforming the Congregation through Adult Learning Groups.  You can also selecting the resources that match your congregation’s youth ministry.  You choose the topic!



Lectures and Events



Over the next few weeks, several distinguished guests will be leading and presenting in Patrick Evans’ Musical Skills and Vocal Development for Parish Ministry course.  These presentations will be open to the wider public, and your attendance is greatly encouraged.  Each session will take place from 4-6 pm. in Marquand Chapel.  All YDS/ISM/YSM students, faculty, staff, spouses, guests, and friends are welcome.  If you’d like to know the assigned readings for the enrolled students, please email Patrick Evans ahead of time at  On Monday, October 30, our own Mark Miller, Marquand Gospel Choir Director, composer, organist, pianist, faculty member at Drew Theological School and Gospel Choir Director at Manhattan’s Marble Collegiate Church, will be presenting on contemporary trends in African-American Gospel music.


Readers Training: Are you interested in reading in Marqand Chapel?  Are you looking to improve your skills as a reader of scripture?  Then please attend our readers training, being led by Shannon Wall.  Shannon will work of groups of 4-5 students on a text that you will be asked to prepare before hand.  Each student will get an opportunity to read, and receive feedback from Shannon and the group.  The sessions are an hour, and lunch will be provided.  Please be in touch with Emily Scott ( if you'd like to attend.  Session 1: Tuesday, November 7, 12:30-1:30, Marquand Chapel.  Session 2: Thursday, November 9, 12:30-1:30, Marquand Chapel


Presiding Bishop Broadcast: Beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, in Niebuhr Lecture Hall, YDS will provide a live web stream on the big screen of the investiture of the new presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori, from Washington National Cathedral.  The service is expected to end at about 1:15 p.m.  Viewers can also view the event, if they choose, from home computers equipped with Windows Media or Real Player video formats, in both high and low bandwidth options, as well as an audio-only version.  There will be a direct link on the Episcopal Church homepage that will go live shortly before the
service begins.


Degree Recital: Ian Howell will give his Master of Music degree recital Tuesday, November 14th, 2006.  The program will begin at 8PM in the acoustically redesigned Marquand Chapel at the Yale Divinity School.  Mr. Howell, a founding member of the Institute of Sacred Music's voice program, will be joined by a small chamber orchestra.  The program will last a little more than an hour and a reception will follow.  Audio clips and a complete bio can be found at  This recital is in partial fulfillment of the Yale Master of Music Degree, and is supported with funds from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.


Greetings!  November 3 and 4 the Lutheran Studies Program and Institute of Sacred Music will sponsor a free conference on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's new worship book in the context of ecumenical liturgical renewal.  All are welcome-students, faculty, family and friends-to worship, discussion, sharing meals and ideas as we consider "The People's Book: Evangelical Lutheran Worship and the Second Wave of Ecumenical Liturgical Renewal."  The more denominational diversity, the better our discussion!  Registration is free, and you may register online at  The event begins on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 pm and ends with lunch on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1 pm.  The program includes discussion with two of the book's main creators, morning and evening prayer, a hymn-sing, a closing service of Holy Communion, and time for food and fellowship.  You may register for the event without attending all the sessions, just be sure to let us know when you register if you'll be joining us for lunch on Saturday.


The University Chaplain's Office invites all to the Celebration of All Hallows' Eve Halloween Night at 7:00 pm.  Come for a unique experience of an All Hallows' Eve Service of Light.  Battell Chapel will be host to this event complete with appropriate organ music, strange stories from the Bible, singing and lighting of candles.  Costumes are welcome.  Refreshments will be served following the service.  Open to all.


The Yale Literature and Spirituality series presents Franz Wright, winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on Thursday, November 2nd, 2006.  Mr. Wright is the author of thirteen collections of poetry, the most recent, “God's Silence,” published this year.  Informed by his work with the mentally ill and with the grieving, and by his own struggles with the darkness, his poetry reflects both deep brokenness and profound hope. The schedule is as follows: 3:00-4:00: Conversation with students, Broholm Seminar room (2nd floor, south side).  4:15-5:00  Public Reading, Bookstore Rotunda.  5:00  Booksigning and Reception, Bookstore and Sarah Smith Gallery.  The reading will be webcast live at


You are cordially invited to a lecture to be delivered by Kenneth Ludmerer, MD, Professor of Medical History at Washington University, St. Louis, on Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 5:00 the Historical Library on 333 Cedar Street.  The presentation is entitled: “The Internal Challenges to Medical Education.”  Professor Ludmerer's talk will address challenges to contemporary medical education that arise from the intellectual development of biomedical knowledge and the evolution of medical schools as institutions.  Professor Ludmerer has been described as "the canary in the coal mine", articulating the angst felt by most physicians and educators regarding the current state of medical education and practice.  His recent piece in the New England Journal of Medicine, Medical Education 100 Years after the Flexner Report, is the counterpart to the original Flexner Report which revolutionized medical training at the beginning of the 20th century.  We hope you are able to attend and please bring your friends and colleagues.  Best, Thomas P. Duffy, MD, Program Director


Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism/Institution for Social and Policy Studies Seminar Series presents Roya Hakakian, Fellow at the Yale Whitney Humanities Center; Documentary Filmmaker and Poet; Author of "Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran" and "The Case of Iranian Jews Today: The Limits of the Term Antisemitism."  There is no paper available for advance reading.  This event will take place on Thursday, November 2, 2006, 4:15 - 5:45, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Room A002.


Open House for Prospective Students: The YDS Admissions Office, Berkeley Divinity School, and the Institute of Sacred Music will host an Open House for Prospective Students on Thursday, November 2nd from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration will take place in the Sarah Smith Gallery. Please join us in welcoming approximately 150 guests to our community!  We have a record number of registrants for this year's event and we are looking forward to sharing the YDS experience with them.  We would appreciate your cooperation as we work to accommodate a large number of people and move them efficiently from the Common Room to various campus locations.  We are counting on you to extend our traditional YDS hospitality to our visitors as you greet them in chapel, class, and everywhere in between.  Thanks!  Anna, Melissa, Doreen and Jan  

All are invited and welcome to attend the free conference The People’s Book: Evangelical Lutheran Worship and the Second Wave of Ecumenical Liturgical Renewal.  The event is sponsored by the Lutheran Studies Program and the Institute of Sacred Music, and will feature worship, open discussion, food and fellowship, and presentations by Michael Burk and Martin Seltz, two of the people most responsible for the development and publishing of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s new worship book. The event will begin on Friday, November 3 with a public lecture at 7:00 p.m. in Niebuhr Hall, followed by a service of Evening Prayer and a public reception.  Saturday, November 4 will begin at 8:30 am with a service of Morning Prayer in Marquand Chapel, followed by open conversations with the two speakers.   The consultation will conclude with the celebration of the Eucharist and lunch in the Common Room.  If you’re interested in attending all or part of the conference, please register online at For more information, contact Paul Stuehrenberg at or call (203) 432-5292.


Programs on Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Two programs on drug and alcohol addiction are being offered to the community at First Congregational Church, 122 Broad Street, Guilford, Connecticut on November 20 and December 11, 2006 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  The topics are “The Psychology and Physiology of Addiction” (Nov. 20) and “Addiction and Spirituality” (Dec. 11).  The presenter is Robert Carini of Killingworth, a certified drug and alcohol counselor.  Mr. Carini has worked for 22 years in the Connecticut Department of Correction; sixteen of those years have been spent in addiction counseling.  For the past four years he has managed the Marilyn Baker Program at York Correctional Institution in Niantic, Connecticut, the prison’s in-house residential treatment program for drug and alcohol addiction.  Mr. Carini is well-versed on his subject, having spoken throughout the northeast and conducted many training events on addiction. Those who attend these programs will come away with a better understanding of the challenges people who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol face in striving to live “clean and sober” and the importance of spirituality in their recovery.  For more information please contact the Rev. Charlotte White, 203-710-0525


American Blackout film screening: American Blackout chronicles recurring patterns of voter disenfranchisement from Florida 2000 to Ohio 2004.  This multi-award winning film will be shown in Niebuhr Hall at Yale Divinity School on Monday, October 30 at 5:30pm.  There will be time for discussion after the film.  This event is co-sponsored by the Initiative for Religion and Politics at Yale, CORE, and Yale Black Seminarians, and Yale Committee on Social Justice.  This is free and open to the public.   Please invite your friends, members of your churches, community agencies, even folks you don't know!


The Committee of Spiritual Formation and the Practice of Faith invites you to a panel discussion Finding Spirituality at YDS: Stories and Resources.  This event will occur on Monday, October 30, 12:30-1:30 pm in the Common Room.  Panelists: Jennifer E. Gregg, MDiv '07 and student member of CSFPF M. Jan Holton, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at YDS Eric B. Smith , YDS graduate '95, Pastor of the Adoni Spiritual Formation Center in New Haven Jane B. Stickney, pastor at St. John's Episcopal Church in North Guilford; coordinator of the Annand Program for Spiritual Direction (sponsored by Berkeley Divinity School).  All are welcome!  Please bring your lunch.  Dessert and coffee will be provided!


For all who are inquisitive about Liturgical Dance and its' meaning, relevance and relationship to worship, we are announcing a series of workshops that will occur during the fall, 2006 semester.  Each workshop will be offered twice in the same day for those whose schedules are almost full or who commute to Yale on a daily basis. The first workshop will take place during lunchtime from 12:30 - 1:15 and the second will take place during the evening time from 6:30-7:30.  Hopefully this will help to accommodate the variety of schedules found at YDS.  All workshops will take place in our beautiful Marquand Chapel.  Worship & Liturgical Dance Workshop Schedule: Monday, November 6th, 12:30 - 1:15 & 6:30 - 7:30, the topic will be What is Liturgical Dance and Its' Relationship to Worship?  On Monday, December 4th, 12:30 - 1:15 & 6:30 - 7:30, the topic will be How Can I Become Comfortable Doing Liturgical Dance?  Faculty and Students Welcome.  If you have any questions please contact Kathleen S. Turner @  Come on out and experience a closer, more intimate time of expressing your love for God through liturgical dance.


Red Cross Blood Drive: There will be a blood drive/bone marrow drive on Monday, Nov 6th to Thursday, Nov. 9th 1:00 pm - 6:15 pm Payne Whitney Gym.  To schedule appointment to go the website  Photo ID required.


New Haven Neighborhoods Tour: Join us for a very special tour of the wonderfully diverse and historically significant neighborhoods in New Haven.  Free lunch is provided (to be held at the El Arte Gallery), and we will be joined by a group of New Haven community leaders who will share about the programs they are involved with.  Throughout the tour, we will also be showcasing local galleries, historical sites, local businesses and museums during the tour. Yale students, faculty and staff are welcome.  When:  Saturday, November 4, 2006.  Time:  11:00am - 2:00pm (buses will leave promptly from Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street Main Entrance at 11am).  Spouses, partners and children are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to or call 432-0763 by Wednesday November 1 to reserve a space on the bus.


The Yale School of Drama presents Derek Walcott, Nobel Prize winner for literature (1992).  Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00pm at the New Theater, 1156 Chapel Street.  The talk with poet and playwright Derek Walcott will be followed by a dessert reception in the lobby of the New Theater.  This is a free event, though reservations are recommended. Please call 203.432.1567 or email to reserve tickets.


The Program in Judaic Studies at Yale University presents Irving Brudnick, Professor of Jewish Theology and Mysticism at Hebrew College and Rector of the Rabbinical School, and Professor Emeritus of Jewish Theology and Mysticism at Brandeis University.  He’ll speak on the theme: A Jewish Mystical Theology for Today.  Dr. Brudnick will speak on the following dates and topics: Sunday October 29 at 4:00pm, Dr. Brudnick will discuss “God: An Evolutionist Approach;” on Monday October 30 at 7:30 pm, Torah: Word Out of Silence; Wednesday November 1 at 7:30 PM, Israel? Still Wrestling with the Angels.  All lectures will take place at Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, 80 Wall Street, New Haven, CT. Free and Open to the Public.







Needed/Lost and Found:


Beverley Miller found a set of keys from the "Saints & Sinners" party last night. They are for a Honda and have a "princess" key chain.  They may be retrieved from the Divinty School reception desk.


Nick DiSalvatore cannot find his wallet and believes that it might have fallen out of his bag/jacket on Friday morning outside of Marquand where the bags and jackets are stowed during service.  Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.


On Sunday afternoon in the parking lot, someone lost one pair of sunglasses.  They are black with rectangular shades.  The inner ear piece is red and black with a C logo repeated.  They are on the Library lost shelf if you want to claim them.




Looking for a way to help out at YDS?  Come and help out at the YDS community dinner!  We are looking for a handful of volunteers for set up (around 6:10) and serving (6:30) on Thursday Nov 2nd.  Contact or if you'd like to join the team running this month's community dinner.


Caretaker Needed: Jan Attridge has an 84 year old client, a great guy who was a sea captain for big boats/big companies all his life.  He lives in a great house in Essex and has one daughter who lives in New York.  Eventually (maybe at the end of next summer) he'll be going to an assisted living facility, but, for now, I am looking for someone who would want to live in the beautiful home with lots of property in Essex and go to work each day.  The person would get free room and board but would keep an eye on him...  make sure he was ok in the morning and come home to get a meal together in the evening.  If the person had to be out in the evening, the meal could be left for the Captain.  He has a great Caregiver who visits a couple of times a week and will continue, but his daughter wants someone to live there and make sure he is ok from day to day.  If any of you know of anyone who might be interested in a great place to live and be with a lovely gentleman, have them get in touch with Bernadette DiGiulian, PO Box 917, Branford, CT 06405 or contact Jan Attridge ( for additional contact information. Thanks!


Trumbull Congregational Church Youth Minister needed: This staff professional will be responsible for coordinating and leading the Youth Group (TATERS) activities at Trumbull Congregational Church.  The Youth Minister will plan topics and activities for weekly meetings and monthly group outreach programs. Current TATERS are mostly junior high students, but TCC hopes to expand this ministry to include more senior high students.  Approximately 8 hours per week /40 weeks per year, September through June.  Time includes weekly meetings and week-long planning.  Annual negotiation of hours and salary.  Contact if interested.


Library student circulation position available:  Hours 8-1 Thursdays and Fridays.  Position includes attending the desk, searching, processing requests, etc.

If you are looking for a job and are available during those times please email:


Youth Group Director needed: First Lutheran Church of the Reformation, New Britain, CT.  The youth director will be responsible for helping the Jr. and Sr. High Youth (grades 7-12) of this congregation and the larger community to grow in their commitment to Jesus Christ by building relationships, fostering a safe and supportive Christian environment and planning service and social activities.  Work at approximately 8 hours a week at a compensation rate of $25 an hour as well as payment of any expenses incurred from youth group outings, including admission costs, travel expenses, overnight lodging, etc.  According to First Lutheran personnel policy, voluntary termination terms are 4 weeks notice by either party.  Contact Pastor Aurand at 860-224-2475, ex. 12.


Paid Dogsitter Needed: removed at poster's request. Campbell Harmon, YDS Web coordinator. 2-8-07



Worship Opportunities



The week ahead in Marquand:

Monday, October 30: The "Almost Saints" Series continues, in recognition of Sister Thea Bowman, led by the Catholic Student Group.


Tuesday, October 31: Eyes Wide Open: A Service of Remembrance. Note: This service will take place at the exhibit on the Quad, rain or shine; please dress for the weather.


Wednesday, November 1: Sung Morning Prayer on All Saints' Day, led by Patrick Evans.


Thursday, November 2: All Souls' Day: Professor of Homiletics Nora Tubbs Tisdale preaching, on Admissions Open House day.


Friday, November 3: Community Eucharist, graduating student Steven Ling preaching, and the Rev. Bill Goettler, presiding.


Services begin at 10:30 am; all are welcome!



The University Church welcomes you to the following worship opportunities:

Sunday, October 29
10:30 am - University Public Worship in Battell Chapel with Thomas Troeger, J. Edward & Ruth Cox Lantz Professor of Christian Communication at Yale Divinity School, preaching as part of the Teachers as Preachers Series. Also, the Battell Chapel Choir, under the direction of Holland Jancaitis, will be singing the Fauré Requiem as part of this service. All are welcome.

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:

Tuesday, October 31
7:00 pm - A Service for All Hallows' Eve in Battell Chapel. An ecumenical Christian Service of Light with readings, prayers and music.

Wednesday, November 1
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!



Come celebrate Reformation Sunday with a bunch of Presbyterians!  Each year First Presbyterian Church in Stamford, CT, celebrates its denominational roots in John Knox's Scotland.  Worship will include a pipe and drum corps (yes, accomplished bag pipers!) and the Kirkin' of the Tartans, followed by a Ceilidh (coffee hour and Scottish dancing).  Worship begins at 10 AM, but get there early if you want a seat!  Come experience this remarkable service in a spectacular space (featured in Life magazine in April 2006--it is like a contemporary cathedral in the shape of a fish).  FPC Stamford is about 45 minutes down I-95, to exit 8.  More info is available at the church's website,, or by contacting Adele Crawford (


Holy Transfiguration Orthodox parish, in Westville, is holding an open house in the church this coming Sunday (29th).  Details are as follows: Open House at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, 285 Alden Avenue, Oct 29th, 3pm-5pm.  Church tour and light refreshments available.  There won't be a service, it's simply an opportunity to have a look around an Orthodox church and ask any questions you may have about the Orthodox Christian faith.  If you'd like more details, please get in touch with