November 3, 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/

Latourette S223

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/Niebuhr Hall


Wednesday, December 20


9-11 a.m.

Systematic Theology (Volf)

Niebuhr Hall/Latourette

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)



German Exchange Program: Are you interested in studying theology at the University of Heidelberg? or the University of Freiburg? or the University of Tubingen? Come to an info session on Wednesday, November 8th at 12:30 p.m. in the Seabury Conference Room (next to Anna Ramirez's office) with Renate Seitz, director of the YDS/German Exchange Program. She will be available until 3:00 p.m. to meet individually with interested students.  If this is not convenient, she is willing to meet at other times by appointment.  Contact Jan Fournier (, 432-2030) in the Admissions Office for more. info.

Additional Library Exegesis Sessions will be held first on Monday, November 6 at 12:00 in L-107 (Library computer classroom).  This is a general session for students with little or no Knowledge of Hebrew or Greek.  Emphasis is on the basic print and electronic tools for exegetical work, including concordances, bible dictionaries, interlinear and parallel bibles, Logos and BibleWorks7 software.  Another session will take place on Tuesday, November 7 at 4:00 in L-107 (Library computer classroom).  This is a special session on BibleWorks7 for students with some knowledge of Greek.  Chris Stroup (MAR in Bible) will demonstrate how to select and search Greek texts; how to do word, phrase, and morphological searches; and how to use electronic lexicons. This session is designed with the New Testament Interpretation exegesis paper in mind, but all are welcome.  No need to sign up, just come!  For more information contact Suzanne Estelle-Holmer at 432-6374 or


From the Ministry Resource Center: DVDs/videos are available to review what you’ve been learning.  A variety of topics are available, from Anglicanism to Augustine!  Come view the eclectic and wonderful videos in the Ministry Resource Center whether you need them for class or for recreational viewing!


From the Registrar's Office/Academic Dean's Office:  Although the Academic Calendar calls for advising the week of November 6, we will follow the procedure set up last year.  Students will meet with their faculty advisers sometime during the weeks of November 27-December 8 to discuss how the year has been going and course selection for spring.  Online registration will take place when students return in January.


Lectures and Events



A Worship & Liturgical Dance Workshop will be held on Monday, November 6th from 12:30 - 1:15 and/or 6:30 - 7:30 in Marquand Chapel.  Everyone is welcome!  Come if you have absolutely no dance training and come if you do!  We will be learning while we will be dancing so wear comfortable closing.  The topic will be: what is liturgical dance and its relationship to worship?  Questions please contact Kathleen S. Turner @


On Monday, November 6, from 4-6 in Marquand Chapel, Patrick Evans’ class in Musical Skills and Vocal Development for Parish Ministry will host Jorge Lockward, Associate Director of the United Methodist Board of Global Misssions’ Global Praise series of publications and recordings, will lead us in singing and discussing hymnody and liturgical song of  Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.  All are welcome!


November CORE (Committee on Racial Equality) Meetings:  There will be a CORE meeting on Tuesday, November 14 (12:30-1:30pm) in S-117. Please feel free to bring a lunch & join us.  All are welcome!  If you are able, we'd love to see you at the CORE Steering Group Meeting which will be held on Thurs. Nov. 9 (12:30-1:30pm) in S-117.


Boots on the Ground is a docudrama taken from over 150 hours of interviews with more than 70 Rhode Islanders: soldiers, veterans, family members, teachers, doctors, journalists, and clergy.  The play does not take a political stance on the war but invites audience members to reflect on all sides.  A professional reading with the original cast from the Trinity Repertory Theater (Providence, RI) will be held on Monday, November 6th, 2006 at 7:00 PM in the Yale Divinity School Common Room.  This event is free and open to the public.


Students from the Yale Health Profession Schools invite you to join us for one of the greatest parties of the year, and it’s for a very important cause.  The Hunger & Homelessness Auction raises thousands of dollars each year for vital New Haven charities (over $30,000 last year).  Plus, there is complimentary wine, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, special guests, and great items to bid on (including travel lodging in Jamaica, London, and Florida, cases of fine wine, a private tour and one year membership at the Yale Center for British Art, and a tour of the State Capital with Attorney General Richard Blumenthal).  This event will take place on Thursday, November 16 at Marigold’s, Harkness Hall, 367 Cedar Street.  The cocktail hour and silent auction will begin at 5:00 P.M.; the live auction starts at 6:00.  Check out our auction items, get more info, and donate at


The British Historical Studies Colloquium presents:  “Sonic Spectacles of Empire: The Audio-Visual Nexus, London-Delhi, 1911-12.”  This talk will be presented by Timothy Barringer (History of Art, Yale University) on Thursday, November 2 at 4:30 PM at HGS 119A (** please note changed location **).  Professor Barringer's paper is available for download at  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 would like to come to dinner, please email  All are welcome.


The Yale African Students' Association (YASA) and UNICEF proudly present a week long celebration of Africa, dubbed "Africa Week" from the 4th to 11th of November 2006.  We have a range of exciting events planned!  On Saturday, November 4th, the Amman Imman Benefit Concert will feature Shades, Asempa, Konjo and a Sankofa fashion show.  The show will take place in Dwight Hall at 7:30 pm, $3 tickets.  On Tuesday, Nov. 7th there will be a Master’s Tea entitled “Africa and the Disciplines.  This will be a faculty round table on how Africa studied in different disciplines; this event will take place in Luce 203 from 3-5pm.  There will also be a Pierson College Master's Tea with Associate Director of Program Amman Imman, Dennis Hamilton.  This event will take place in the Pierson College Master's House (231 Park Street) at 4pm.  On Wednesday, November 8th a panel entitled Yale and Africa will examine Yale's historic, current and future engagement with Africa.  This event will take place at the International Center (421 Temple Street) from 3:30-5:30 pm.  On Thursday, November 9th Africa Night at the International Center will occur at the International Center (421 Temple from) 7:30-9:00 pm.  On Friday, November 10th there will be an all day African movie festival held in Luce Auditorium from 10 am- 8pm.  There will also be a buffet dinner to raise funds for Program Amman Imman. This dinner will feature food from some of New Haven's best restaurants, and it will certainly feature African cuisine!  The dinner will take place in Dwight Hall at 6:30 pm, $5 tickets.  On Saturday the week will culminate in an exciting dance party with the pulsating beats of Africa.  This event will take a place in the Saybrook Dining Hall, 10 pm-1 am.  $2 before 11, $ 4 after.






Needed/Lost and Found:


Lost Keys! I lost my keys somewhere between the front door of Fisher Hall and the picnic tables near the front of the Div School.  I have looked pretty hard, but to avail.  There are 4 keys (one for a mailbox) and a leather and brownish metal J keychain.  Please let me know if you find them!  Contact me at  


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


Found Scarf: White wool scarf with black/gray/brown/orange stripes found in the Quad around 5p.m. Tuesday, Oct 31.  Email to retrieve it.


Lost Wallet!  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.  Thank you.  (




Sing on a CD: I am currently working on a 10-12 track compact disc that will cover a wide range of musical styles. I need some singers (sopranos, altos, tenors, and bass) who would be interested in being featured chanters. Please contact me at or if you are interested. This will not take much time and should be pretty easy. Thanks so much, Cece Jones


Volunteer at a Youth Detention Center: Committed Div School students needed to teach a Bible study at a local Youth Detention Center. If interested, please e-mail at for detailed information.


Temp Job Available: I am seeking a bookkeeper/clerical assistant, temporary, part-time, probably 3-4 hours per week.  It must be someone who is very comfortable doing database entry on a computer because it will involve entering checks and deposits on 3 checking accounts, two of which are rather inactive and one that is actively funding a project.  Also I need this person to help me organize my files.  The person must be inherently organized of mind and very careful, very tuned into details (the decimal point in the wrong place can be a disaster) and very low key and calm, someone who listens carefully and can follow directions. I will have more confidence in someone who is slow and precise and correct as opposed to someone who is fast.  I work out of my house and that is in Hamden about 1 1/2 miles from the school.  It will pay $15/hour.  Contact Laura Clarke at  


Worship Opportunities



Evangelical Fellowship Worship will be held on Friday, Nov 10, in the RSV Room at 6:30. Please do join us. All are welcome.  Peace, Kate Hope Kennedy


If any of you are in the milieu, feel free to check out this new  In the ever growing world of "online church," here's the latest addition.  This is the new virtual home for Compline at Christ Church, New Haven.  We would love to have you added as a friend of Compline.  You can check this page for what's coming in the week as far as the musical setting for the service, see announcements about scheduling and break times and pretty soon, get to listen to some of the services that we record, and from the CD "The Shadow of Thy Wings" by the Christ Church Choir, Robert Lehman, conductor.  And if you haven't had a chance to experience the real thing, come down to Christ Church, Episcopal (corner of Broadway and Elm, across from the Yale Bookstore), every Sunday night at 10pm while Yale is in session.  Enjoy the profoundly beautiful and ancient musical setting for this evening service of song at the end of the day.  Stay for hot apple cider and conversation afterwards.  It's really something special.  Hope to see you there (and online!)  Blessings,  Lucas Grubbs and the Christ Church Choir, staff and seminarians.


Request from the Marquand Chapel Team: You may have noticed each day as you come into chapel, a small "welcome table" with flowers or candles.  We are looking for folks who would like to be on a rota to set up the welcome table for chapel each day.  The job would involve creating a welcome table once a week on a set day, using the cloth and candles available in the sacristy.  You could also buy flowers and be reimbursed.  Setting up the welcome table is a lovely meditation, and a great way to assist in preparing our congregation for worship.  Please e-mail me at if you'd like to contribute!  There are four positions available.



The University Church welcomes you to the following worship opportunities:

Sunday, November 5

10:30 am - University Public Worship in Battell Chapel. All Saints' Celebration with Holy Communion. Led by Battell Student Deacons and staff.
8:00-8:30 PM - Evening Prayer in Dwight Chapel. An ecumenical, student-led candlelight service. All are welcome.

Wednesday, November 8
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!



This week in Marquand:


Monday, November 6: Graduating student Julia Seymour, preaching.

Tuesday, November 7: A service of Prayer and Song in the Taizé tradition, led by Patrick Evans.

Wednesday, November 8: A new setting of Sung Morning Prayer, led by Patrick Evans.

Thursday, November 9: A service of Praise, led by the Yale Black Seminarians and featuring the Total Praise Ensemble.

Friday, November 10: Hearty Eucharist, the Rev. Dale Peterson presiding.


Services begin at 10:30; all are welcome!