January 20, 2007


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Academic Information



From the Registrar’s Office

On Line Registration


All students should check-in on line at 


Once you have checked in you may register on line, if you are not on hold.  There is open registration between January 16  beginning at 9:00 a.m. and Friday, January 26 until noon.   After you have registered for classes you should download your classes and have your faculty adviser sign it.  Once it is signed it should be returned to the Registrar’s Office. Registration forms will not be accepted by the Registrar’s Office without an approved signature.    Your registration is not complete until the signed form is returned.  Failure to turn in your signed registration form by January 26 will result in a $50.00 late registration fee.


There will be a $10.00 fee for every course change made after January 26.


Reading Course proposals and Downtown permission slips are due January 26.  All Credit/No Credit forms and Grading option forms are due by January 30.


NOTE:  No student may enter a course after January 26 without the permission of your faculty adviser and the instructor involved.  Under no circumstances will students be allowed to enroll in a course after the third week of classes (February 6).


ID stickers available from the Registrar’s Office.







To:                  All YDS students and faculty


From:              Robert Wilson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs


Date:               January 11, 2007


Re:                  Deadlines








1.     January 26 is the last day for a refund, approval of a reading course, approval of a down town course, and to add/drop a course without charge.


2.     January 30 is the last day to submit a request of Credit/No Credit form.  It is also the last day to submit a form to take a Credit/No Credit course for a grade.


3.     February 6 is the last day to add a course.


4.     March 5 is the last day to drop a course.  After March 5, a grade of F will be automatically recorded if a drop form has not been submitted to the registrar’s office.


5.     May 11 is the official end of the term, and all work is due by that date.  Faculty may set earlier deadlines if they wish.  In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or family crisis, the instructor may grant an extension until June 30.  After June 30, all requests for further extensions must be submitted to the Professional Studies Committee.






From Barbara Blodgett: The orientation part-time internship program will be held on Wednesday January 31st or Thursday, February 1st (same session, two alternative times) from 12:301:20pm in Latourette Hall.





Lectures and Events



You are invited to attend Faculty Search Candidate Lectures at Yale Divinity School for the following positions:

Ethics (Sr.)

Jean Porter, John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology at The University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture in Niebuhr, Rm. N123 on Tues., 1/23 at 12:30 pm entitled Divine Wisdom and Human Authority:  Reclaiming a Theological Perspective on Positive Law. 

Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Studies (Jr.)

Amy Kalmanofsky, Assistant Professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, will present a lecture in Latourette, Rm. S223 on Wed., 1/24 at
5:30 pm entitled Israel's Baby:  Horror and the Horrible in the Hebrew Bible.   A reception, in the hall outside of Rm. S223, will immediately follow the lecture.

Jeffrey R. Stackert, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible at the
University of Minnesota, will present a lecture in Niebuhr, Rm. N123 on Thurs., 1/25 at 5:00 pm entitled Asylum Altars and Asylum Cities: Understanding the Conceptualization of Biblical Refuge.  A reception will immediately follow the lecture in Rm. N123.

Reformation History (Sr.)

Craig Harline, Professor in the History Dept. at
Brigham Young University specializing in Renaissance, and Reformation, will present a lecture in Niebuhr, Rm. N123 on Wed., 1/24 at 4:00 pm entitled Religious Wars at Home: The Reformation and Confessionally Mixed Families.   A reception will immediately follow the lecture in Rm. N123.

*Also, please welcome each of these candidates at the coffee hour in the Common Room at
11:00 am (following Chapel service) on the day they are presenting their lectures.


United for Peace & Justice has organized a march in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, January 27, in order to tell the new Congress to end the war.  If you are interested in attending the march, please contact Joey Murphy a  Demonstrators will assemble on the National Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets at 11:00 A.M., and the march will kick of at 1:00 P.M.  If enough interest is shown, a meeting will be scheduled to work out the travel details.


2007 Parks-King Lecture: Dwight Hopkins, professor of theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School, is the featured speaker at the 2007 Parks-King Lecture.  His lecture is titled “The Black Church and Its Mission for the 21st Century.”  Hopkins is a constructive theologian working in the areas of contemporary models of theology, black theology, and liberation theologies.  The Parks-King lecture, hosted by Yale Divinity School (YDS) since 1983, commemorates Rosa Parks and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  Its goal is to bring the contributions of African American scholars, social theorists, pastors and social activists, to YDS and to the wider New Haven community.  The lecture will begin at 5:15 p.m. in Marquand Chapel.  A reception will follow in the YDS Common Room.  This event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6.


A panel of black alumni and faculty (past and present) will discuss the dynamics of black theological education as it relates to YDS, the church, the academy, and the wider community.  The panelists will include: Reverend Dr. Flora Wilson Bridges, YDS ‘86, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at the School of Theology and Ministry, Seattle University; The Reverend Canon Enrique R. Brown, YDS ‘74, Priest-in-Charge at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Jackson Heights, New York; Dr. William “Bill” Jones, former YDS faculty, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religion and first Director of African American Studies at Florida State University; Reverend Dr. A. Knighton Stanley, YDS ‘62, Pastor Emeritus of Peoples Congregational Church, Washington, D. C. and adjunct professor at Howard Divinity School; and Dr. Emilie Townes, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion & Theology at YDS.  The Reverend Dr. Frederick “Jerry” Streets, YDS ‘75, Yale University Chaplain and Associate Professor (adjunct) of Pastoral Theology at YDS will moderate the panel.  The forum will take place from 3:30-5:00 p.m. (prior to the Parks-King Lecture) in Marquand Chapel.  A book signing featuring the works of our panelists and Dr. Hopkins will be held prior to the forum from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the YDS Student Book Supply.  This event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

Music Workshop, Lecture, and Concert: Sunday and Monday, February 4-5, 2007, the Reverend Nolan E. Williams, Jr., minister of music at Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. (the home church of one of America’s premier gospel recording artists, Richard Smallwood) and music editor of the African American Heritage Hymnal will be lecturing and leading a music workshop/concert at YDS in Marquand Chapel.  The workshop/rehearsals are open to choir members, directors, musicians, and anyone interested in learning more about music in the African American tradition.  The workshop choir will participate in a concert at YDS.  A light dinner will also be provided for workshop participants following the rehearsal on February 5th (please RSVP for the dinner to Yolanda Smith at 436-4818).  Music from this workshop/concert will also be featured at the Parks-King Lecture and Black Alumni Forum on February 6.  Schedule:

            Sunday, Feb. 4:           (3-5pm) Music Workshop/rehearsal in Marquand Chapel

            Monday, Feb. 5:          (5:30-6:30): Music Workshop/rehearsal in Marquand

(6:30-7:30): Light dinner provided for workshop participants  (RSVP 436-4818)

7:30: Concert/lecture in Marquand Chapel.

*Questions about these events should be directed to Yolanda Smith at (203) 436-4818 and


You are invited to the play Brand, by Henrik Ibsen (directed by Mike Donahue) on January 25-7.  "All or nothing" is the motto of Brand, a priest with deep faith and unbending convictions.  Set in the rugged Norwegian outlands, Brand is the story of his struggle to reconcile his high hopes for humankind with his belief that humanity has gone badly astray.  Caught in an avalanche of grief, and unyielding in his commitment to his ideals, Brand marches onward in his journey toward salvation. Produced by the creative team of 2005's powerful Electronic City, this new staging strips away the condescension of many modern productions and reveals the hero of this neglected classic to be as complex and radical as he is single-minded.  Yale Cabaret presents a one-hour show Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:30 PM and Fridays & Saturdays at 11:00 PM - Late Nights fit your schedule.  Reservations are strongly encouraged, as is arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the show.  Doors open at 7 & 10 PM for dinner, drinks and light fare.  Only $10 for students! $15 General Admission.  We change every week. So can you.


A group of students from the Forestry School are putting together a spring break trip to the Gulf Coast to work on restoring some of the wetlands that were devastated by Katrina.  Any Divinity School students who would like more information about this project or who would like to express interest in participating should email, one of the organizers from the Forestry School, or, the author of this announcement.


Save the Date:: (Pink) Party 02/02.  Fund-raiser reception to benefit New Haven HIV/AIDS testing programs.  Feb. 2, 2007, at 8 pm.  ISM Great Hall.  $10 suggested donation.  Black and white (not pink!) attire suggested. We're being post-modern this year.  Interested in helping? Please contact


Etiquette Lessons:  Flummoxed by forks? Wondering about wines? Nervous about luncheon or dinner interviews with potential employers (or graduate school admissions committees)? Afraid your manners have gotten a little lax of late?  Never fear, Mr. Manners is here!  A two-part workshop on basic manners for (church/non-profit) business meals will be held at YDS.  Participants will learn (at the first meeting) the basics of which spoon when, how to graciously order or decline food, and all the many niceties that will make candidates feel much more comfortable when an interview and a meal are combined.  A Virginia bred gentleman of impeccable taste and exquisite grooming will be brought in --from down the hall--for this workshop.  After the first workshop, participants will be invited to the second gathering: a luncheon meal at Mory's where one can put one's new skills to the test.  Business attire expected.  You MUST register for this workshop (which I realize is different from most career services workshops), and must be available for BOTH gatherings without coming late or leaving early.  If you are not available for both, please wait. If there is sufficient interest, a second set of workshops will be held.

Workshop part A: January 30, 2007 (Tuesday) at 4 p.m.

Workshop part B: February 1, 2007 (Thursday) at 12:30 p.m. (Please do not sign up if you have a 1:30 class--we will likely be there until 2 p.m.)

Please RSVP to if you would like to attend.  If you would like to attend, but have a schedule conflict, also RSVP to Susan Olson, and you will go on a priority list should a second workshop be needed.  Sorry, underclass men and women: this opportunity, due to budget, is limited to those expected to graduate in 2007.  You'll get your chance next year.  Oh, and the gentleman from Virginia is none other than the Rev. Peterson!


Calling all future pastors/priests/ministers/chaplains/religious professionals!  On Monday, February 5, Professor Jan Holton and Rev Bill Goettler will be offering a workshop for students on how to conduct pre-marital counseling. The workshop is scheduled for 12:00-1:30 and will take place in the JE Dining Room.  This workshop will be the first in what we hope will be a semester-long series of workshops that help equip students to address a number of practical parish/ministry issues.  Come when you can and leave when you must - and bring your lunch!  Dessert will be provided by the Office of the Dean of Students.  There is no fee or registration needed, but to get a feel for numbers, if you are interested in attending, please email


Wanna be a Winer?  The Sacramental Winers, YDS's all female a capella singing group, are holding auditions!  This Thurs evening, Jan 25, 2007 if interested: contact for a time slot.  Looking for women who can sight read music, love to sing, and are free.  Rehearsals are Thurs. evenings from 7-9


The Undercroft Bookstore (at Christ Church, 89 Broadway in New Haven) is having a MASSIVE BOOK SALE!  This Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm.  Books on theology, philosophy, biblical scholarship, Church history and more at prices as low as 75% off.  And that's before the 10% discount YDS students get already!  Many books you may need this semester will be available at rock-bottom prices (Bible commentaries, Lives of the Saints, Karl Barth, Karl Rahner, St.Augustine, and more).  Come on down!


Help needed: I'm writing to ask for your help with an installation of temporary housing.  Six Global Village Shelters ( will be installed on the Quad from January 23rd through February 24th.  We will erect the shelters on Tuesday, January 23rd beginning at 11:30 a.m.   Meet at Marquand Chapel.  No particular skills required!  Lunch served!  A half hour of your time would be appreciated!  Once the installation concludes in February, you'd be welcomed to take a unit for your own purposes, church, or camp.  For instance, a New York church will be using one shelter as the centerpiece of a Lenten program on homelessness and displacement.  Liturgical possibilities abound.  Contact for more information.


Photos for Graduating Students: A professional photographer is visiting the Divinity School over the next two weeks to take senior photos for the Class Composite photograph that will hang in the corridors of YDS.  Please sign up on the bulletin board outside Niebuhr Hall to have your individual photo taken in the Commuter Lounge on either Jan. 24, 25, 29 or 30, any time from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  There are 118 available appointments over the four days our photographer will be on campus.  These time slots are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Signing up early enables you to choose from the widest variety of dates and times for your portrait sitting.  If you have any questions, please contact Frank Brown at or 203 432 5033.


This semester, the University Chaplain's Office will sponsor two bereavement groups for students.  The first group is designed for those students (undergraduate/graduate/professional) that are mourning the death of a loved one.  The group meets on Tuesdays, beginning January 23, at 6:30 p.m. There will be six meetings, each held in the Lovett Room which is in the basement of Battell Chapel (enter on College Street).  For further information or questions, contact  The second, "Living with Grieving, is designed for those students (undergraduate/graduate/professional) that are living with a loved one's serious illness.  This group meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., beginning February 7, and will continue for four weeks. Further information may be obtained by contacting  This group meets in the Lovett Room (Battell Chapel) as well.  Both groups are open to students of any faith or no faith tradition.  A group for faculty and staff members is also being formed.  Those with interest in that group should contact


Jesus Rocks: Holy Communion with the music of Bono/U2:  U2charist with ancient rituals and rock and roll will be held as a ONE campaign benefit for the Nambale Residential School project in Western Kenya, a home and school for AIDS orphans.  Saturday, February 3, 2007, 5:00 pm.  Fairfield Ludlowe High  School Auditorium, 785 Unquowa Road, Fairfield.  Contact Kate Heichler ( for more information.





Needed/Lost and Found:


I misplaced a magenta/pink travel mug somewhere on campus on Wednesday.  It has a handle and Starbucks printed in small writing on one face.  If you happen upon it, could you please let me know?


For Sale:


Babysitter Needed: Melissa Matthes and family are looking for afternoon childcare for our wonderful children.  Flexible hours and days. Primary responsibilities include driving to various after school activities (car provided), laughing out loud at incomprehensible jokes, and making interesting crafts with glue and yarn.  Please call for details.  Good pay, fun family and a happy divinity school mom.  Contact


Dog Needs Home: I need a home!  My name is Delilah, and I am a two-year-old adorable dog.  I love other dogs and children, and I am sweet and gentle.  I am also smart (because I am part Jack Russell) and affectionate (because I am part beagle).  I only weigh 30 pounds, and I am okay with living in an apartment.  I don't bark very often, I don't chew, I a housebroken, and I can do a few tricks (like high-fives and handshakes).  I am in need of a new home because of a break-up, not because my owner doesn't want me anymore.  Please, please, if you think I might be the right dog for you, call or email my owner:  Yours (hopefully), Delilah


Apartment Available: Low cost apartment available 2 miles from campus. Rent=$330 plus gas and utilities split with two roommates (both Yale students). If you're interested or know someone who is, please call Daniel Anderson.




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.


Yale Opera is seeking two male actors to play waiters in Act II of our upcoming production of La Boheme, with performances at the Shubert Theater on February 16-18.  The schedule of rehearsals and performances is attached.  If you are interested, please contact Grant Meachum at or 203-432-2690.


Employment Opportunity:  Resource Assistant in the Ministry Resource Center, 10-3, latter part of May to September 2007 for a student and during academic year 2007-2008.  You are invited to apply in the Ministry Resource Center.  This is an opportunity to deal with the real, live questions/concerns in the practice of ministry as students and leaders in congregations use the Center and as you become familiar with the resources produced by all publishers.  Get an application and talk with Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt, Director, about this position.



Worship Opportunities



I'd like to let you all know about a worship service happening this Sunday, January 21st.  At 5:00pm, at the Center Church on the Green in downtown New Haven, there will be a special service of Vespers for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  Clergy, choirs, and congregants from various local congregations will be participating, so come and check it out! (


The week ahead in Marquand:


Monday, January 22: The Almost Saints Series continues, commemorating César Chávez, led by the Catholic Student Group.

Tuesday, January 23: Graduating Students Alicia Brooks and Matt Haugen, preaching.

Wednesday, January 24: Sung Morning Prayer: Music from Gaelic Scotland, arranged by Robin McClellan.

Thursday, January 25: The Difficult Text Series begins, Dean Harry Attridge, preaching.

Friday, January 26: Community Eucharist during the International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Professor Emilie Townes, preaching and presiding.


Services begin at 10:30; all are welcome!











The University Church welcomes you to the following worship opportunities:

Sunday, December 21

10:30 am - University Public Worship in Battell Chapel. A service of Holy Communion, with Rev. Frederick Streets preaching. Ecumenical Christian worship in the University Church. FREE Potluck lunch to follow worship - main dish provided, you're invited to bring a side dish or dessert to share if you'd like, or just come to enjoy the food.  All are welcome.

8:00-8:30 pm - Evening Prayer - Dwight Chapel on Old Campus. Student-led, informal ecumenical Christian worship, with music, scripture, and a spoken reflection offered by a student. Cookies and hot drinks served.