February 24, 2007


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






TO:                  Students enrolling in Elementary Biblical Hebrew,

                        Elementary N.T. Greek or Ecclesiastical Latin


FROM:            Detra J. Mac Dougall, Registrar, Yale Divinity School


The Elementary Biblical Hebrew, Elementary N.T. Greek and Ecclesiastical Latin courses will be offered May 29 - July 11, 2007.  Julie Faith Parker, will teach Elementary Hebrew, Michael Peppard, will teach Greek and Junius Johnson, will teach Ecclesiastical Latin.  Elementary Biblical Hebrew, Elementary N.T Greek and Ecclesiastical Latin will meet Monday through Friday mornings 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Each course is fully comparable in scope and intent with two semesters of language work taken during a regular academic year and earns six hours of credit. 


There is a $300 deposit, which will be credited toward the $2,100 tuition fee for each course, due with the registration form.  Either class may be cancelled if less than four students have enrolled in it by May 11.


Tuition charges for students who drop out of summer language programs:

Before the end of the first week

$300 deposit (06/05)

Before the middle of the course

Half tuition (06/18)

After the middle of the course

Full tuition


This course is graded on the H, H-, HP+, HP, HP-, P, F grading system.  If you want to take this on the Credit/No Credit grading system, a form is available from the Registrar’s Office, which must be signed by the instructor of the course.  This form is due by June 11th  at the latest.


If you drop the course before the middle of the semester (June 18), the course will not appear on your transcript.


TO:                  Detra J. Mac Dougall



Please enroll me in the intensive Elementary Biblical Hebrew ______ , Elementary N.T. Greek ______, or Ecclesiastical Latin ______ course to be offered this summer (2007) at Yale Divinity School.  I am enclosing my $300 deposit.


Student ID #:    ___________________  MDiv. _____   MAR (Gen.)____   (Conc.) _____

Name:              ____________________________________________________________

Address:           ____________________________________________________________


Telephone:        ______________________/email:  _______________________________

Present academic affiliation or occupation (if other than Yale Divinity School)



Leadership in Public Ministry, a summer internship program:  Instructors: Blodgett and Patrick Speer.  This internship program is about learning how to work with others to create change in community.  It teaches students at YDS about how leaders become leaders and how to practice justice and use power in ways that are biblically based and theologically grounded.  It is an eleven-week, full-time internship program that begins with two weeks of training, field trips, and meetings with local leaders, and then continues with nine weeks working in a Connecticut site under the supervision of an experienced practitioner. Interns gather for four afternoons during the summer for further training, and the program concludes with a full day of reflection and debriefing.  This program carries three elective academic credits.  Tuition is $1,050.  Interns are eligible for a summer grant through the Office of Financial Aid.  There is still plenty of room in this program, so if you are interested, make an appointment with Barbara Blodgett on the signup sheet outside her door (Seabury 116).


From the Office of Supervised Ministries:  March 16 is Match(making) Day for 2007-08 part-time internships, the day when students submit their ranked preferences for internships and I match them with their future supervisors.  If you have not yet come to see me about interviewing for internships, this would be the time.  If you missed the orientation meetings earlier this month, please familiarize yourself with the program and the process by reading the website (  Then complete an application and make an appointment on the signup sheet outside my door (Seabury 116).

--Barbara Blodgett



Notice for the Senior Class: Congratulations, Class of 2007!  Amazingly, gratefully, and with mixed emotions, we are less than four months away from Commencement Weekend and the joyous completion of your degree programs.  I know there is much to be done between now and then academically, professionally, and personally, so please know of my prayers and good wishes for you all.  I look forward to sharing Commencement with you on May 27th and 28th, as you are graduated from the Divinity School and Yale University.  Each graduating class selects a group of officers to serve several immediate functions and one future function.  It is time to select those officers.  The three officers are President, Vice-President, and Secretary.  The immediate functions are four:  1) leading the class to select a preacher for Commencement Worship, and both a preacher and a celebrant for Commencement Communion,  2)  helping to plan the Commencement Worship and Commencement Communion services,  3)  supporting the Class Agents (appointed by the Office of Alumni Affairs) in their work on  behalf of class gifts to the Divinity School, and  4)  providing  leadership during the Commencement ceremonies themselves.  The future function is one:  facilitating communication and reunion planning among class members as a distinct alumnae/i group of the school in the years after graduation (under the leadership of the office of Alumni Affairs).  Nominations for class officers may be submitted to me over the next two weeks.  The deadline for nominations is the end of the day on Wednesday, February 28th (the last day of the month).  Please have the agreement of the person you are nominating before submitting their name.  Nominations should be sent to me via email at  I will acknowledge each nomination with a message of reply, so please verify that I received your nomination.  If an election is required to choose officers from among a group of nominees, the election will be held over the two days of March 1st and 2nd.  Please note that all class members are included in this email message, including those who completed their work in December.  Many thanks to you all.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.  In the meantime, Godspeed and abundant mercies for you and all that fills your lives in these  days of completion and transition.  With much love and gratitude for you all.  Peace, Dale Peterson


Summer Clinical Pastoral Education: June 4, 2007 to August 17, 2007 in Decatur, Georgia.  Benefits of the program: learn from your peers, in-depth training in pastoral care, summer picnic sponsored by the hospital, enjoy a two-day retreat in a camp setting, gain a clear sense of your pastoral identity, integration between your theological understanding and pastoral care, and inexpensive student housing.  Interested?  For more information contact: Joe Viti at (260) 435-7724 or e-mail


The Emory Center for Pastoral Services in Atlanta, GA, invites your applications for summer CPE.  The Center currently consists of multiple healing and caring services, including Ben Hill UMC Counseling Center, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Emory Clergy Care, United Hospice, and more.  For more information, see the brochure available at the Office of Supervised Ministries or  --The Rev. Maureen J. Shelton, Director


Request for student input on faculty evaluation: A committee from the YDS Board of Permanent Officers and the ISM Executive Committee is engaged in a review of Siobhan Garrigan, Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies and Assistant Dean of Chapel.  In the course of such reviews, it is standard policy to solicit student assessments of faculty work in the classroom, as an advisor, and in other academic and professional capacities such as her work in directing the Chapel Program.  Erinn Staley (MDIV, YDS) will be coordinating the student responses to this request and will make a report to the review committee, which will in turn report to the larger bodies.  Students may email or speak with her directly regarding Professor Garrigan.  Erinn will be available to receive your comments on Wednesday, March 7, from 12:30-1:30 in the ISM Conference Room (across from the Great Hall).  We are grateful for your assistance.  -Serene Jones, Chair of the Review Committee


Request for student input on faculty evaluation: A committee from the YDS Board of Permanent Officers and the ISM Executive Committee is engaged in a review of Associate Professor Jaime Lara.  In the course of such reviews, it is standard policy to solicit student assessments of faculty work in the classroom, as an advisor, and in other academic and professional capacities.  Videen McGaughey Bennett (M.Div.) of the ISM and YDS will be coordinating the student responses to this request and will make a report to the review committee, which will in turn report to the larger bodies.  Students may email her ( or speak with her directly regarding Professor Lara.  You may meet with her from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the ISM Conference Room (across from the Great Hall) on Wednesday, February 28, or later that day in the YDS Common Room (in front of the fireplace) during the half hour before and the half hour following ISM Colloquium. We are grateful for your assistance.  -Margot Fassler, Chair of the Review Committee


From the Ministry Resource Center: We have resources for topics related to the all-school conference.  We also have materials related to sexual education for children, youth, and adults.  And if you’re looking for resources for Holy Week events and worship, we can help.  Stop by any time!



Lectures and Events



You're Invited to a Chaplain's Tea featuring Lutheran Pastor Heidi Neumark of New York City.  Heidi is the author of "Breathing Space: a Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx." She will be speaking about the struggle to balance social justice work with finding spiritual breathing space as a pastor in the Bronx.  This tea will be on Thursday, March 1st at 7:00 PM.  It will take place in the Pierson College Fellows Lounge.  For more information or specific directions to Pierson, contact Callista Isabelle, Associate Chaplain at Yale:, 203.432.1869.  Hope to see you Thursday evening!


You are invited to “Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route,” a conversation between Professors Saidiya Hartman & Hazel Carby.  This event is co-sponsored by Labyrinth Books: February 28, 2007, 4:30pm to 6pm Labyrinth Books, 290 York Street, New Haven.


Mark your calendars now for these upcoming events at the YDS Student Book Supply:

Thursday, March 8th, Kathryn Greene-McCreight, author of Darkness is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness will offer a book talk and signing, 3:30 p.m., Bookstore Rotunda.  Monday, April 2nd: YDS student Mark Powell, author of the novel Blood Kin will offer a public reading and book signing at 3:30 p.m. in the bookstore rotunda.  Thursday, April 12th: 12th Annual YDS Book Party celebrating publications by YDS Faculty and Staff 4:30 - 6:00p.m., Common Room.  Monday, April 30th - Friday, May 4th: Annual Storewide Sale -all stock on sale!!  For more information, feel free to call us at 432-6101


Grad Night at Yale School of Drama: Yale School of Drama presents Venus written by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Jessi D. Hill.  Join us at the University Theatre Lounge Downstairs at 222 York Street for GRAD NIGHT, Thursday, March 1, 2007.  7 PM Refreshments; 7:25 PM Conversation with a Member of the Artistic Staff 8:00 PM show!  Tickets for Venus are $9.50 each.


All-Options Clergy Counseling Workshop: Students for Reproductive Justice, in conjunction with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, will be offering an All-Options Clergy Counseling workshop on Friday, March 2 from 1-5 pm, room TBA.  The workshop will be led by Rev. Alan Payson of RCRC.  Materials for the workshop will be available in either electronic format or hard copies (for a fee of $5 to defray printing costs).  Please register by Wednesday, February 28 with either or


Dr. Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic Studies and Public Understanding Department of Theology and Religious Studies Director for the Centre for the Study of Islam at the University of Glasgow will deliver a public lecture, with discussion following, on Wed., Feb. 28, 2007, 4:00-5:15 p.m., in Latourette Lecture Hall entitled “Divine Love and Divine Law - Competing Claims on Human Dignity.”  Please save the date; we’d love to see you at this event!


The Black Law Students Association and the Yale Law Christian Fellowship Invite you to a panel discussion entitled, “The Role of the Church in the Black Community.”  A panel discussion featuring Floyd Flake, Former U.S. Congressman and Reverent Eddie Glaude, Associate Professor of Religion, Princeton University Joan Parrot, Executive Minister, University Park Baptist Church of North Carolina and Frederick Harris, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University.  Thursday, March 1, 7:00p.m.

Yale Law School, Room 129.  Dinner will be served.  Please RSVP to


Hello!  We are looking for people who are interested in living in the Catholic House next year.   For those unfamiliar with the Catholic House, it was started about 25 years ago as an experiment in Christian living and currently serves as a home for 8 Div students with varied theological interests and backgrounds.  While each year the house runs a bit differently, residents typically find weekly times to eat and pray together, as well as sharing certain things in common.  Those of us who live here now have found it to be one of the most exciting and meaningful experiences of our time at YDS.  Because several of us are graduating, we have a limited number of spots available, so we would love to hear from anyone who is interested!  Please send replies to by Friday, February 23rd.  Replies are not a commitment on your part, just a chance for us to give you more information.  Peace, The Catholic House, (Carrie Levy, Micah Luce, Brandon Johnson, Lisa Horst, Katey Zeh, Daniel MacDonald, Tim Hiller, and Dan Morris)


Announcing the second workshop in our series, Practical Skills for Ministry: Conflict Management in Congregations.  On Thursday, March 8, Allie Perry and Charlie Pillsbury will lead a workshop on conflict management in congregations from 12:00-1:30 pm, location TBA.  Come when you can and leave when you must - and bring your lunch!   Dessert will be provided.  There is no fee or registration needed, but to get a feel for numbers, if you are interested in attending, please email   Hope to see you there!


Donate your old mugs, plates, cups, silverware and gold doubloons during all school conference: Well, the last item is optional, but YECC (Yale Earth Care Committee) is holding a plate/bowl/mug drive starting this Thursday and continuing throughout the All School Conference. The theme of the conference is Living Simply and what better way to make YDS better than to have plenty of mugs, plates, and cups to use after chapel and for community dinners!?!?!  There will be a box and sometimes even a live human being in the common room to collect your mugs/cups/plates! Wow!!!  These items will be kept in the student kitchen for you to use and clean whenever you want. There will be soap, cleaning instruments, and a drying rack for you convenience as well. If anyone would like to donate a drying rack that would fit into the kitchen or if anyone wants to donate soap, sponges, etc...then this would also be greatly appreciated!  Thanks everybody!  Matt Riley and the YECC


John Bell, a member of the Iona Community, composer, author, song-leader, and minister in the Church of Scotland, will be in residence at YDS/ISM from Tuesday February 27 to Thursday March 1.  All events are free and open to the public, and will be held in Marquand Chapel on the Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, 409 Prospect Street.  See event listing below:

Tuesday, February 27

8 pm: John leads the community in a big sing in Marquand.

Wednesday, February 28

10:30-11: John will lead Sung Morning Prayer

3:30-5: Speaker for the ISM Colloquium

Thursday, March 1

10:30-11: Preaching in morning worship

11:30-12:30: Lunchtime discussion


Nora Gallagher on Campus: Author Nora Gallagher will speak at a Chaplain's Tea on Wednesday, February 28 at 4 p.m. in Linsley-Chittenden Hall, room 102, on the topic “The Cost of Love and Conscience.”  Ms. Gallagher will also do a reading at the Divinity School, at 7:30 p.m. on February 28.


ICHTYS designs on campus: This company—Interpreting Liturgy Into Liturgical Design—who offers unique, one-of-a-kind, custom designed vestments for men and women will be on campus on March 1 and 2 from 8-4.  Samples of work and an extensive portfolio will be on display.  See


Come join us for a screening of Edward Scissorhands on the glorious big screen!  This kick off of the Film Series at Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel will be held next Friday, March 2nd (8pm) at the new Golden Center at 268 Park Street (off of Elm St, near Christ's Church and Cosi's).  Johanna Osborne will be leading a discussion on the Christology of "Edward Scissorhands."  All are welcome!  The more the merrier!


Trans Issues Events: Next week is Trans Issues Week at Yale University and the YDS Coalition is sponsoring a few events on Monday February 26 that will coincide with both Trans Week and YDS All School Conference.  The events include the Trans Liturgy in Marquand at 10:30 as well as a panel discussion with Siobhán Garrigan, Scott Larson, and Cameron Partridge on the topic: “Trans Issues in the Church.”  This event will take place in Niebuhr from 4-5:30.  This is the first time that YDS has been a part of Trans Issues Week at Yale and we feel grateful to bring Trans awareness to YDS.  Please join us!  -Jeannine Oakes and Alicia Brooks, YDS Coalition Coordinators


Retreat for LGBT Inquirers and Candidates: All those in the In-Care Process are invited to retreat from June 7-10 in rural Michigan.  It’s our hope to create a safe space for all inquirers and candidates to feel comfortable, no matter how “out” they are.  The retreat cost is $200.  Very substantial scholarships are available to all that are in need.  If you know someone in the in-care process or if you yourself are an inquirer or a candidate and feel this retreat would be helpful to you, please e-mail  E-mail for an application; application deadline is May 17.



A Symposium

Spirituality in the World Today: The Influence of Henri J.M. Nouwen

March 1 and 2, 2007
Yale Divinity School

(All events will take place in Marquand Chapel unless specified otherwise)
Except for the Concert & Readings on the evening of March 1, all events are free.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

3:00 pm Registration
Sarah Smith Gallery

4:00 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks
Harold Attridge
Dean of Yale Divinity School
Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament

Introduction of Symposium and Robert Massie
Margaret Farley
Gilbert Stark Professor of Christian Ethics
Yale Divinity School

Keynote Address
Immediate Grace: The Urgent Faith of Henri Nouwen
Robert Massie
Former President, Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies and
Former Board Chair, Global Reporting Initiative

Sue Mosteller
Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust, L'Arche Daybreak
Richmond Hill, Ontario

5:30 Reception
Common Room

Dinner Break

7:30 pm Organ and Cello Concert*
Present Grace
With Readings from Henri Nouwen's Writings
Eugene Friesen, cellist
Paul Halley, pianist and organist

9:30 pm Dessert Reception
Common Room

Friday, March 2, 2007

8:00 am Coffee/Continental Breakfast
Common Room

8:30 Panel I -- Henri Nouwen and Spirituality in the World Today
H. Richard Niebuhr Hall
Moderator: Margot Fassler
Robert S. Tangeman Professor of Music History
Yale Divinity School

Wonder and Welcome
Francine Cardman
Associate Professor of Historical Theology
Weston Jesuit School of Theology
Cambridge, MA

See Henri See
John W. Cook
Professor Emeritus of Religion & the Arts
Yale Divinity School

Solitude, Community, Ministry
Carl MacMillan
Executive Director, L'Arche Daybreak
Richmond Hill, Ontario

10:00 am Break

10:30 am Eucharistic Worship Service in Marquand Chapel
Processional and Dedication of the Nouwen Prayer Chapel

Coffee Hour

12:00 noon Lunch

1:30 Panel II -- Spirituality of Peacemaking and Pastoral Care
Moderator: Dale Peterson
Associate Dean of Students
Yale Divinity School

Writing About Peace: Impressions from a Reading of Henri Nouwen's Archives
Gabrielle Earnshaw
Curator and Archivist, The Henri J.M. Nouwen Archives
Kelly Library, University of St. Michael's College, Toronto

The Spirituality of Peacemaking
Dean Hammer
Clinical Psychologist, United Counseling Services, Bennington, VT and
Plowshares Activist, King of Prussia, PA

Prophetic/Pastoral Ministry: A Mobius Strip
Alice de V. Perry
Pastoral Counselor, Milford Pastoral Counseling Center and
Lecturer in Pastoral Care, Yale Divinity School and Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA

2:45 pm Closing Remarks
Margaret Farley


* As space allows, students are admitted free with a current student ID





Needed/Lost and Found:


Many, many lost and found items: Dear YDS, The following is a list of lost & found items currently on hand at my office.  Please feel free to claim items belonging to you from my assistant Mike Giaquinto or me.  Many thanks.  Yours truly, Dale Peterson

Inventory: Lost & Found, 2/20/07

Miscellaneous Items:

Teal/red scarf

Black scarf w/ diamond sequins

Brown cashmere gloves

Sunglasses w/ black hard case

Armitron watch

Black gloves

Red college ruled spiral notebook

Red cotton gloves

Blue Starbucks mug

Red/black Bruegger’s mug

Silver/black mug

Green/black mug

Clear blue Summit coffee mug

Blue/silver YDS mug

Black YDS academic planner

Black sunglasses w/ hard case

Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Colloquium Vol. 2, Autumn 2005 “Among the Whores and Theives” William Hogarth and The Beggar’s Opera red leather diary w/ Asher Austin Neal birth announcement inside

red leather NIV Bible, small w/ magnetic clasp

black hairbrush

speckled sunglasses

small gold watch with brown leather band

silver/black TDK earphones

silver metal ring silver ring w/ fake diamond inset

mini flashlight

gold key w/ blue stretchy wristband attachment

silver/black coffee mug

gold/red coffee mug

black snow hat

black leather glove

white knit snow hat



Sex in History

Penance and Absolution and Death and the Christian

Habits of the Heart

Popular Music in England

The Theology of the Sacraments

Notes on the Catechism

The Psalms for Worship Today

Life Passages

Medieval Allegory and the Building of the New Jerusalem

Notebooks for the Brothers Karamazov

Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy


Lost Coat: I left my coat at the Div School Common Room late last night (Wednesday night).  It is army green with a fur lined hood.  Please let me know if you find it.  Thanks. 


Diamond in the Ruff: I know this is crazy, but the diamond of my engagement ring popped out last night and I cannot locate it anywhere. It fell off somewhere in between my journey from the Yale school of Nursing to College/Chapel, where I had dinner at Claire's. I know the chances are slim, but if anyone spots anything which looks like it fits the bill, please let me know-I would do anything, including praying really hard for the finder....  Thanks so much, Shira Stanleigh


Lost Scarf: I managed to lose a black and red silk Shanghai Tang scarf with fringe.  It was a gift, and not replaceable any time soon.  If someone's found it, would they kindly send it in to lost and found?  Thanks.  Judith Dupré




Summer Rental: Yale SOM '93 Grad Seeking Summer Housing in New Haven/CT area.  I am a Yale SOM '93 grad looking to find a summer rental for myself, husband and three year old daughter as we look to buy a home in Connecticut.   We are established professionals in NY and love the city but our daughter does not (we live on 91st Street off Lexington Avenue on the Upper East Side).  Ideally we would find a 2 or 3 bedroom with nearby grass and trees and are open to timing – ideally July and August with June if available.   We are also completely open on rental fees and have looked at a wide range of options.  We are an upbeat, busy family who have lived in NY 12 years and are house-hunting in Connecticut as we decide if we should leave the city for greener communities.  Husband is healthcare editor at The New York Times and I am a Senior Vice President at Hill & Knowlton who works part time since our daughter was born.  Contact  Please be in touch if you are looking for tenants for most of part of

summer and we look forward to hearing from you and providing any background on our family you would like.  Sincerely, Lee Race (Lee Foley SOM 93)


Housing Needed for Graduation: I'm seeking an accommodation of a 2-bedroom apartment from May 26 to May 29 in New Haven (as my parents & brother are coming for my commencement).I'd be willing to pay for the deposit and the rent in advance.  I'm also looking for a 2-bedroom apartment/inn/hotel for them from May 24-25 in New York.  Please email me at you've any offer or suggestion.  Many Thanks!  Kit-Ying, Cynthia


Housemates Needed: The Blue House at 730/732 Orange Street seeks housemates for next year.  You: interested in living in a house with other Div students, and kind!  Rent: $421/month plus 1/7 of utilities.  Other important info: off-street parking, w/d in basement, good-sized bedroom on second or third floor, wireless internet throughout house, walking distance to campus. The house has much common space (TV room, living/dining room, study), three bathrooms, two kitchens (three fridges!), and considerable storage space in basement. Once the makeup of the house has been determined, we can decide on how we want to organize our communal life (e.g., weekly house dinner). Lease runs July 1 through June 30.  There is a possibility that two rooms can come furnished.  Send an email to or talk to one of us if you are interested . . . .  Your future housemates, Travis Weber and Christina McRorie


More Housing Needed for Graduation: My parents and in-laws are coming to town for graduation ceremonies and are seeking accommodations for May 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th.  They are cool, cute, and very Canadian.  What they would need is a comfortable two bedroom apartment with two double+ beds.  They are willing to pay for subletting an apartment in the New Haven area.  This will be especially suitable if you know already that you will be away for those four nights anyways and will need a cat/dog/house sitter (they love animals).  Or, if you happen to know of a great guest house or bed & breakfast or inn, we would appreciate any recommendations.  A thousand thanks in advance, Johanna & Mark Osborne (


For Sale:


Yale M.Div. hood for sale: Made by Wippell and used rarely by one loving owner. Scarlet velvet trim with "Yale blue" lining.  $35 and I'll pick up the shipping.  Contact Steve Petrica at




CLC Coordinators 2007-2008: Dear All, The Community Life Committee (CLC) is served by two student coordinators, selected at this time each year for service the following year.  The Coordinators are responsible for leading the work of the CLC committee of faculty, students, and staff; for overseeing the budgets and activities of CLC member groups; and for organizing a few key events of the school calendar:  the Christmas Party, the All-School Conference, and the Spring Fling dance.  The Coordinators work fifteen (15) hours per week throughout the academic year and are paid work-study wages.  If you are interested in serving as a CLC Coordinator for 2007-2008, please indicate your interest to me by the end of the day on Friday, March 2nd.  An email message to me will suffice for indicating your interest.  I will acknowledge each email with a reply, so please verify that I received your indication of interest.  If you are interested in receiving more information about the work of the Coordinators, please feel free to contact the current CLC Coordinators Jessica Anschutz ( and Carmen Germino (, or me.  One opportunity for speaking with Carmen and Jessica is this Friday, February 23rd, from 12:30 to 1:20pm in the Jonathan Edwards Dining Room.  Many thanks.  Yours truly, Dale Peterson, Dean of Students


BTFO Coordinators 2007:  Dear All, The planning and leading of Before the Fall Orientation (BTFO) for new students is served by two student Coordinators, selected at this time of the year for service during the summer months.  The Coordinators serve the Divinity School and the entering class of new students as organizers of the entire BTFO program, scheduled this year for August 28th to 31st.  The work of BTFO Coordinator is a paid position, offering $3,000 in total income for the entire project.  The hours are flexible and the schedule is variable over the course of the project, but the two Coordinators should anticipate the following workload: some work now (during the Spring 2007 semester) before the summer break begins; work on campus throughout the summer (mostly part-time but some full-time, with time for vacations); work throughout the BTFO program itself (August 28-31, 2007); and some work wrapping-up loose ends after the new semester (Fall 2007) begins.  If you are interested in serving as a BTFO Coordinator for 2007, please indicate your interest to me by the end of the day on Friday,

March 2nd.  A simple email message will suffice for indicating your interest.  I will acknowledge your message with a reply, so please verify that your message was received by checking for my reply.  Interviews will be conducted for all interested persons during the following week of March 5th to 9th by a committee of students, faculty, and staff.  For more information about the work of the Coordinators, please feel free to contact BTFO 2006 Coordinators Wendy Liddle ( and Brandon Johnson 

(, or me.  One opportunity for speaking with Brandon and Wendy is Wednesday, February 28th, from 12:30 to 1:30pm, in the Common Room.  Wendy and Brandon will be sitting together in the Common Room at that time to talk with anyone interested in BTFO 2007.  Many thanks, Dale Peterson, Dean of Students



Worship Opportunities



Berkeley Eucharist: Come join us for a service celebrating the written and spoken word from then, now, and into the future:

Wednesday night Berkeley Eucharist, Feb 28


Marquand Chapel

Guest: Nora Gallagher (author)

Liturgy: 1552 prayer book; commemoration of George Herbert (poet)

Preacher: William Bell (’07 and serious preacher of the word)

Celebrant: Jennifer Strawbridge (’04)

A Reception with Ms. Gallagher will immediately follow in the YDS Common Room.


Rosary Opportunity: Please, join us for the Rosary!  20 minutes to a more prayerful Lent.  5:00pm, Nouwen Chapel on Wednesdays.  Beads and materials available.


This Week in Marquand:


Monday, February 26: A Liturgy for Trans Week at Yale.

Tuesday, February 27: A Celebration of Gifts: Worship for the All School Conference, Graduating Students Carmen Germino and Jessica Anschutz, preaching.

Wednesday, February 28: Sung Morning Prayer, led by John Bell, of the Iona Community.

Thursday, March 1: John Bell, of the Iona Community, preaching.

Friday, March 2: Commemorating Henri Nouwen: Community Eucharist and Dedication of the Nouwen Chapel


Services begin at 10:30; All are welcome!