November 19, 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





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)




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.


From the Ministry Resource Center: We have worship resources and hymnal supplements from many denominations.  We also have material for dealing with funerals, death, children and death, ending capital punishment, Israel/Palestine issues, and more!  Our DVDs on course material are an excellent way to visually review before finals!  We also have Advent music CDs for your morning commute.  And….a friendly helper to help find things!  Staff is present M-F, 10-3 just for you!  Come by any time!




Lectures and Events



Submit your work to Palimpsest!  Yale's graduate literary and arts magazine is currently accepting submissions for Volume 5.  Send us your creations in any of the following categories or cross-pollinations thereof: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays (both text and performance), music (both recordings and scores), video/film (both finished and in storyboard form), fine art, graphic design, and architecture.  We are also enthusiastically accepting submissions for two new categories: comics and recorded readings of original poetry.  The EXTENDED submissions deadline is December 1, 2006.  Email us at or go to  Volume 5 will be published in the spring of 2007.


The Community Conversations Committee would like to invite all YDS'ers (and family!) to: The 'E' Word - our second community conversation of the year Monday, November 27th, 6 p.m. in the RSV Room.  Dinner will be provided.  If you are interested in having a conversation about Evangelicalism at YDS, please join us. We will be splitting into small groups to talk about: 1) How do you understand the term evangelical?  2) What has been your experience with evangelicalism in the past?  Here at YDS?  Followed by large group discussion facilitated by Dale Peterson.  Please come prepared to participate in the small group time.  We hope you will join us - if you have any questions or concerns, please contact  Thanks!


Cos Cob Expert to Discuss Sources of Mideast Conflict: On November 28th at 2nd Congregational Church in Greenwich, Oliver James Akel of Cos Cob, Conn., an expert and author on the Middle East, will discuss sources of Mideast conflict Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Second Congregational Church, at 139 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich.  The program, sponsored by the Women's Fellowship at the church, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


On Wednesday, November 29, George Weigel, Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, will give a public lecture entitled, "The Pope's Divisions: The Global Strategies of John Paul II" at 4:30pm in the Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 211, 320 York Street.  This lecture is part of the International Security Studies Grand Strategy Lecture Series and is sponsored by the Yale Class of 1961.


Would you like to play volleyball next season?  The season starts January 11th, but signups begin now!  Please email Christy Groves by December 10th to be added to the roster!  (






Needed/Lost and Found:


Lost Pen: My 50-dollar pen was stolen today at 7:27pm.  The pen has a marble pattern of black and gray.  I clipped the pen to my paper draft (which was folded) and left it temporarily on the heater, while I was washing my face in the bathroom next to the YDS library for only one minute.  In one minute, I found only my paper draft left and the pen had disappeared.  Definitely it did not look like it was misplaced, so it is nothing but theft.  Attached is a photo of a similar (but not identical) pen.  If you find it somewhere, please take it to the Dale Peterson's office.  Or if you find a pen that looks similar, please report it to the Yale Police at 203-432-4400.  The case number you might need is 3775.  If you have some information, please contact me at


Missing Fleece Jacket with Blue Collar: Last seen on the coat rack outside Niebuhr Hall. Contact


Lost PDA: On Friday I lost a turquoise PDA in the area of the Great Hall, the corridor to the door, or on Canner Street.  If anyone finds it, I'd be most grateful.  Eileen Sypher (


Lost Pedometer: Pedometer left in the ladies' room outside the Common Room. If found please return to Connie Royster 432-8127. My healthy walking regime depends on it. Thanks.


Yesterday around noon, I lost a light blue Yale Divinity School folder which contained assorted things including my notes and papers for YCSJ.  If you found it, would you please turn it in to Dale's office, and please let me know as well --  Thanks!


For Sale:


Apartment Available: We are asking $1695/month, which includes all furniture (fully furnished), hot water, heat, garbage. Not included are cable, phone, and electricity. I think I have a page up at if I remember correctly. (It might say $1750 there, but in an effort to rent it more quickly, we'll take $1695/month.) Because of the price, we try to market it towards visiting professors, so if you come across someone, it's best to make sure they know it's within 4 blocks of campus, right downtown, and within easy walking distance to Yale Shuttle routes.  Please e-mail for more information.


Car for Sale: ’98 Ford Taurus for sale with 140,000 miles.  There’s some cosmetic damage but the car runs well.  Contact for more information.





Director of Christian Education Wanted:  First Church of Christ, UCC in Woodbridge, CT is seeking a part time Director of Christian Education.  We are a suburban church with an active membership.  We have been blessed with a dynamic and inspiring new minister and we are actively evaluating all of our programs.  We need a Christian Education Director who can work both cooperatively with church members and lay leaders and independently to provide strong leadership in the area of Christian Education.  We are seeking a creative person who is gifted in his/her ability to work with children, youth and families.  Responsibilities will include planning and implementing various programs for children and youth including overseeing the church school program, youth ministries, and the confirmation class.  The hours are flexible and the pay is negotiable.  Please contact Holly at for more information and a complete job description.


Job Opportunity in Congregation-Based Community Organizing: The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center is currently accepting resumes from alums and spring graduating students from YDS interested in congregation-based community organizing.  The DART Center has built faith-based community organizations throughout the country that have won important improvements on a broad set of issues affecting low-moderate income people including: education reform in low-performing public schools, job Training, drugs and violence, affordable housing, criminal recidivism, neighborhood revitalization, etc.  The DART Organizers Institute starts June 17, 2007 and combines a 7-day classroom with 15-week field training. Organizer Trainees will learn such things as: entering a community, prophetic call of the church, identifying and training local leaders, strategic planning and issue cutting, relationship and community building, direct action on community issues, and fundraising.  This is a paid training program designed to promote successful graduates into permanent salaried positions making up to $35,000/year in starting salaries, plus benefits. Graduates from the DART Organizers Institute have gone onto accept Executive Director and Associate Community Organizing positions throughout the country. We continue to train the best of those working to build the power of low-moderate income neighborhoods to win victories on important issues in their community.  To apply, Yale Divinity School students must send an updated resume to: Ben MacConnell, the Recruitment Director at  You can also call him with questions: (785) 841-2680. To find out more about the DART center, check out our website:


Chair Mover Needed: We are in search of one more student for a paid position as chair mover for Marquand Chapel. The position involves moving chairs between 8 and 9 in the morning in preparation for daily services.  Since the duties are shared with the rest of the moving crew, this means approximately 2 or 3 mornings per week, on a regular rotation.  If you are interested, please contact for more information.  Thank you!



Worship Opportunities



From the University Church:


Wednesday, November 15
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!


Bioethics Center December Calendar



Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

December 2006


December 5 – Tuesday

Time: 5:30p.m.

Location: Room A002, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street

Working Research Group: “End-of-Life Issues”

Speaker:  Pravin N. Bhatt, Dr. P.H., Research Affiliate, Comparative Medicine

Topic: “End-of-Life: A Hindu View” 

 (For more information, please contact

December 6 - Wednesday

Time:  Noon

Location: Room B012, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Lower Level Conference Room

Working Research Group: "Bioethics Workshop"

Speaker: Sherwin B. Nuland, MD, Fellow, Institution for Social & Policy Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Program in the History of Science and Medicine, Yale University         

Topic: “Maimonides and Medical Ethics”

(For further information, reading materials, and lunch reservations, contact


December 7 – Thursday

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Location: Room B012, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Lower Level Conference Room

Working Research Group: “Rights of Children”

Speaker: Christine Emmons, Associate Research Scientist, Child Study Center

Topic: “Comer School Development Program

(For further information and reading materials, contact


December 8 – Friday

Time: 5 – 9pm

Location: 77 Prospect St, Common Room A101, 1st Floor

Bioethics Center Holiday Party!!

(Please RSVP to



December 12 - Tuesday

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Room B012, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Lower Level Conference Room

Bioethics Reading Group / David Koepsell

Speaker: Austin Dacey, PhD, Center for Inquiry

Topic: “Do Androids Dream of Electric Boogaloo? Reflections on Music, Technology, and Artistry”

(For more information, please contact



December 13 – Wednesday

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: 87 Trumbull St, Conference Room

Working Research Group: “Perspectives on Aging”

Speaker: David Koepsell, Donaghue Visiting Scholar

Topic: “The Obsolescence of Obsolescence: Aging as a Choice”

(For more information and breakfast reservations, please contact


December 13 – Wednesday

Time: Noon

Location: 87 Trumbull St, Conference Room

Working Research Group: “Addiction, Mental Health, and HIV/AIDS”

Speaker: TBA

Topic: TBA

(For more information and luncheon reservations, please contact


December 13 – Wednesday

Time: 4:15 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Room B012, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Lower Level Conference Room

Working Research Group: “Technology and Ethics”

Speaker: Stan Franklin, W. Harry Feinstone Interdisciplinary Research Professor & Director of The Institute for Intelligent Systems, The University of Memphis

Topic: “Motivations, Values and Emotions: A View from the LIDA Cognitive Architecture”

(For further information, reading materials, and dinner reservations, contact


December 14 - Thursday

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Room B012, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Lower Level Conference Room

Working Research Group: “Genetically Modified Plants”

Speaker: Alan McHughen, University of California, Riverside

Topic:  “Science, Society and the Real Threats Posed by GM Foods”


(For further information, reading materials, and dinner reservations, contact