April 8, 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



Scholarship Information: To all students who will be returning for the 2007-08 academic year and receive any type of financial aid including Merit scholarships.  The Financial Aid Application is now available on line at the following link, or you can go directly to the YDS web site to download it.  You will need to turn in the YDS aid application along with a copy of your 2006 federal income tax return if you filed by April 1st.  You should also complete the Renewal FAFSA for 2007-08 so that I receive an electronic copy by that date.  If all documents are received I hope to have a new award letter available for you by May 1st.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.  Thank you, Doreen

From the Ministry Resource Center: We have information on church administration, training for committees, risk management, interviewing, coordinating staff, and obtaining grants.  If you’re interested in learning about Earth Day, Pentecost, confirmation worship, eating disorders, addictions, mental illness in faith communities, or the Bible and homosexuality, we have related resources on those issues as well!  We also have resources that will enhance your job interview.  Come check some out!

Graduate Fellowships: Each year the faculty awards three graduate fellowships (the Day, Hooker, and Dwight Fellowships) to those members of the graduating class who have completed at least two years of residency at Yale Divinity School, have acquired such proficiency in theological studies as best to qualify them for doctoral work, and who have been admitted to a doctoral program in this country or elsewhere.  The grants have varied in size from one thousand to thirty-five hundred dollars.  Applications are available in Dean Wilson’s Office, Seabury first floor, and should be returned to Grace Chao, Room N122, no later than
Friday, April 27, 2007.


Name: _______________________________________________   YDS Box: ________
Degree program at Yale:    M.A.R. _________    M.Div. ________    S.T.M. _________
Graduate school to which you have been admitted:

Program which you are planning to pursue:

Single: _____ Married: _______   Number of children: __________

Estimated budget for next academic year:          $ __________________
Fellowship granted:                                           $ __________________
Savings:                                                            $ __________________
Your expected earnings during the summer
            and the school year:                              $ __________________
Anticipated spouse earnings                              $ __________________
Other resources                                                $ __________________
Total resources:                                                $ __________________
Amount of prior education indebtedness            $ __________________

Award of graduate Fellowships are made by the General Faculty on recommendation of the Professional Studies Committee.  Please turn in this form to Grace Chao, Room N122, by Friday, April 27, 2007.

For Committee Use
Award for which recommended: _______________________________
                                  Amount: _______________________________



Lectures and Events



Hoskins Visitorship: On April 10 and 11, Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr., senior pastor at the First Institutional Baptist Church of Phoenix, AZ is the 2007 Hoskins Visitor at Yale Divinity School.  The Hoskins Visitor is a Christian leader invited to YDS to meet with students, faculty, staff, local pastors, and church leaders to discuss issues related to the reform and renewal of the church.  A renowned preacher, scholar, and social activist, Dr. Stewart is the author of Interpreting God's Word in Black Preaching and How to Handle Giants: Sermons to African American Youth and their Mentors.  Dr. Stewart will be in residence at YDS Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10-11.  All events are free and open to the public (except for the lunch with students on Tuesday):

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

10:30 a.m.: Guest Preacher in Chapel, led by Yale Black Seminarians, Marquand Chapel 11:00 a.m.: Coffee Hour, Common Room

12:00-1:20 p.m.: Lunch with Students (Hosted by Baptist Student Group, but open to any student), Jonathan Edwards Dining Room (RSVP to Evelyn Rodriguez, (203) 432-5304 ( or Yolanda Smith, (203) 436-4818 (

1:30-3:50 p.m.: Guest in Dr. Yolanda Smith's Christian Education in the African American Experience Class, Wood Seminar Room #S117

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

12:00-1:30 p.m.: Lunch Gathering/Discussion with YDS and Wider Community, "The E & E Connection: Practical Theology at its Best," Common Room (bring your own lunch,              desserts and beverages will be provided)

7:00 p.m.: Guest Preacher during Community-Wide Worship and One-Day Revival hosted by Community Baptist Church (in conjunction with the Yale Black Seminarians), 143 Shelton Avenue, New Haven, CT, 06511, (203) 562-7060, the Rev. J. Lawrence Turner, Pastor

*All are welcome to attend!


Music in the Community Conference: Stop by Emily Scott’s office to get information on the conference she’s planning in conjunction with St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church this.  Her office is located past Marquand Chapel, around the corner from the restrooms.


Church Business Talk: Do you plan to become a pastor?  Serve on a church board?  Tithe?   If so, you might want to learn more about the business side of running a parish.  Join The Revs. Martha Highsmith and Harlon Dalton for the final installment of the Practical Skills for Ministry Workshops, this time on Business Skills for Parish Administration.  We'll meet on Wednesday April 11th from Noon until 1:20 (come when you can, leave when you must) in the RSV room.  Sweets will be served.  Please complete this BRIEF survey if you plan to attend!  Thanks, Sean Lanigan, Mindy Roll, and Adele Crawford


Join the Celebration!  Next Thursday, April 12, from 4:30-6, the YDS community joins

in its annual celebration of new faculty publications.  Please join us as we toast our beloved colleagues and teachers (both current and emeriti) with food and drink and lots of books. This year, we celebrate the literary and artistic work of : Harry Attridge, John Collins, Margot Fassler, Rowan Greer, John Hare, Martin Jean, David Miller, Emilie Townes, and Miroslav Volf.  This event will be held in the Common Room.  All are welcome for food, drink, and general merriment!


Palimpsest Publication!  Volume 5 of the Graduate School’s Literary Magazine will be launched on April 12th from 4:30-7 in the Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 119 and in their Common Room as well.  Please join the celebration on April 12th with champagne, cake and more.   Copies are free for graduate & professional students, faculty and staff.  Additional copies can be purchased for $10.  To get more information, go to


We Refuse To Be Enemies: Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Coalition for Peace presents, “Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land U.S. Media & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: How American public perceptions is Shaped.”  This talk will be facilitated by  Dr. William Yousman, Department of Communication, of Central Connecticut State University on Sunday April 22, 2007 from 4:30 - 8:00pm at Hartford Seminary, 77 Sherman St., Hartford, CT.  The schedule is as follows:

4:30: Registration, set up

5:00: Pot Luck Supper

5:45: Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land

7:00: Round Table Discussion, led by Dr. Yousman

8:00: Closing

For more information call (860) 229-0705 or 832-2419


There will be three OMSC lectures in the upcoming weeks:\

·        Tuesday, April 10: “Ecological Missiology? Sustaining Mission in an Era of  Environmental Crisis.”  Dr. Willis Jenkins, assistant professor of social ethics, Yale Divinity School , New Haven , will examine how Christian mission practices around the world are changing as churches recognize environmental threats to human community and to the integrity of creation. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Great Commission Hall, Overseas Ministries Study Center.

·        Friday, April 13: “Protestant Missions, and Contemporary World Christianity: The Critical Role of 17th and 18th Century Renewal Movements.”  Dr. Wilbert Shenk, a senior mission scholar in residence at the Overseas Ministries Study Center , is senior professor of mission history and contemporary culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena , California . The lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. in Great Commission Hall, Overseas Ministries Study Center.  Bring a light lunch at 12:15 p.m. Coffee will be provided.

·        Tuesday, April 24, 2007: Mission Prospects in Current Anglican Tensions.”  Dr. Titus Presler, Professor of Mission and World Christianity and Vice President for academic affairs at General Theological Seminary, New York City, will explore the relational and theological dynamics between the Episcopal Church and the wider Anglican Communion with a view to their implications for mission. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Great Commission Hall, Overseas Ministries Study Center.

For lecture details or directions, visit (What's New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.


Volunteers Needed: Yale students 18-27 years old are needed to participate in a panel discussion for a Yale Library event entitled, "Listening to the Millennials."  Students will be asked questions about their communication and study habits and how they seek information. This discussion will help librarians at Yale plan better library services and facilities for this age group.  Even as a participant you will find this an interesting event, especially if you plan to work with Youth.  Students MUST be available on Monday, April 16th from 10:30 to 11:45.  Free pizza will be served!  If you are interested contact Suzanne Estelle-Holmer at the Divinity Library.


Ruth R. Wisse, the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature at Harvard University will present a talk entitled, “Why Anti-Semitism Succeeds” on Thursday, April 12 at 63 High Street, Room 101 from 4:15 - 5:45


A Liturgy Symposium will take place on Monday afternoon at 4:30pm in the ISM Great Hall.  Professor Éamonn Ó Carragáin will give a talk entitled, “Liturgy, Poetry, and Visual Images in Eighth Century Northumbria: The Bewcastle and Ruthwell Crosses.”  Please join us for the lecture with refreshments for body, mind, and spirit, followed by a discussion.


Graduating Seniors!  Your last chance to be included in the Class of 2007 composite photograph is this Wednesday, April 11 when photographer Jim Anderson will be taking photographs in the Commuter Lounge for the very last time from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The fee for this last-minute sitting is $150, payable in cash or with a check or credit card.  To set up a time, please e-mail him directly at:


Save the Date for Spring Fling!  Date: Friday, April 27.  Location: The Ballroom at the New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave.  Time: Children's Activities 7-8, Dance 8-1am.  Light food and drinks provided.  Semi-Formal Attire requested


For anyone at the Div School that missed their chance to view the wonderful documentary New Year Baby (about one family's survival from the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia), there's a second chance!  April 24th at 7 pm in the law school, room 129.  This film was produced by future Div student Charles Vogl who, along with Director Socheata Poeuv, will be right here with us in New Haven next year and beyond.  Please come and support these great filmmakers, and future fellow-community members.  The film is truly wonderful. Mark calendars and tell your friends.





Needed/Lost and Found:


If anybody would be able to contribute some cups and glasses to Monday's Easter Rejoicing service—either as a gift to the YECC's ongoing campaign or for your own use at the service—it would be much appreciated.  Please leave them on the pew outside the Marquand sacristy or just bring them to the service, Thanks!




Sublet Available: I am trying to find someone to sublet my apartment starting in May or June (you could sign a new lease in July).  It is downtown (just a few blocks from Chapel St. shops and restaurants) in a well maintained complex with on-site laundry and off-street parking available.  5-minute walk to Yale Shuttle stop.  The apt. has 2 bedrooms with lots of closet space, a full kitchen, and a balcony.  The rent is $900/mo w/utilities included.  It is also pet friendly!  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to have a look:   Thanks, Josh Hill


Sublet Available: One-bedroom apartment at 584 Prospect Street available for sublet, June 1 to Sept 1.  Within walking distance of the Divinity School (between Canner and Highland).  4 rooms, fully furnished (bed, bath, living room, kitchen) Lots of windows and nice wooden floors; full-sized fridge and stove/oven.  Coin-op laundry available, parking along street is free $625/month, utilities not included (I'm willing to negotiate payment of utilities though).  Contact Colleen at (314) 803-5845 or if interested.




Ministry Resource Center Job: Applications are currently being received for a learning opportunity that occurs while earning money!  Come by the Ministry Resource Center to ask for application and job description or ask that one be emailed to you.  The Center is staffed 10-3 weekdays and one may work a few or many hours.  Please discuss your interests with the director, Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt.


Wanted: Student/s to dog and house sit during the 2007-08 school year.  Couple preferred, single person possible.  We live on Edgehill Road less than a mile from Yale Divinity School in a large, comfortable house across from Edgerton Park.  We have two dogs, an 11 year old brittany and a 5 year old cavalier King Charles spaniel, both super friendly with people.  We need a sitter for the following periods of time: 1. Sept. 29 through Oct 14, 2007, 2. Jan. 5, 2008  through Mar. 9, 2008 (9 weeks), and 3. mid-March, one more week, not exactly sure of dates yet.  Requirements: 1) must love dogs, and be used to caring for them; 2) must be responsible and reliable; 3) must be willing and able to spend most of the time not in class at home with the dogs.  If you are interested, please email Barbara:  Tell me a bit about yourself/selves, your experience with dogs and/or house sitting, and include your phone number and a good time to reach you.  Thanks!


Hospice Southeastern Connecticut is currently looking for a part-time chaplain for this summer and the next academic year. This position will afford you the opportunity to minister to patients in either northern or southern New London county, which is approximately a 45 minute commute from YDS. The chaplain is required to attend the weekly inter-disciplinary meeting, where the staff discusses the needs and changes of each patient. This weekly meeting is from 8-9:30/10 a.m. on either Tuesday or Thursday, and the assigned day of the week is on a fixed schedule. The chaplain will minister to patients on the phone or in person, depending on the patient's needs. It is entirely possible to schedule appointments with patients on one or two days of the week to minimize commuting time. Urgent visits are handled by whoever is readily available to visit a patient. The Executive Director of Hospice Southeastern Connecticut is superb, and the nurses, social workers, and doctors are especially compassionate, funny, and helpful.  The monthly stipend for this position is $375 a month, and the amount of time the position requires fluctuates between 5-10 hours a week.  Someone with CPE credit or previous hospice experience is preferred.  The position is open to all religious traditions and ordination is not a requirement. For further information on the organization, you can view their website:  If you are interested, please contact Joe Primo at:


Worship Opportunities



Marquand Chapel Worship:


Monday, April 9:

10:30am: Graduating student Emily Kuhn, preaching.

7:00pm: Easter Rejoicing: A Guided Tour of the Empty Tomb.  Note: We will gather for this service around the fire on the Quad, weather permitting, or in the Common Room in case of inclement weather. Also, bring mugs or cups to donate to the Environmental Concerns Committee or for your own use during the service!

Tuesday, April 10:

Worship led by the Yale Black Seminarians with Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr., the 2007 Hoskins Visitor, preaching.

Wednesday, April 11:

Sung Morning Prayer: Songs from the Americas.

Thursday, April 12:

A Service of Praise, Song, and Prayer, led by the Evangelical Fellowship.

Friday, April 13:

Ecumenical Eucharist in light of ecclesial rules on sexuality and ordination. Note: bread and wine will not be distributed at this service.


Services begin at 10:30am in Marquand Chapel (unless otherwise noted). All are welcome!

Holy Week at the University Church: Ecumenical Worship ~ All Are Welcome!

* Maundy Thursday, April 5, 8:00 pm: Battell Chapel, with Holy Communion and music by the Battell Chapel Choir

* Good Friday, April 6, 12:30 pm: Battell Chapel. A brief service of scripture, hymns and prayers, with music by the Battell Chapel Choir

* Good Friday Prayer Vigil: Battell Chapel open from 12:00-3:00 pm for prayer and meditation

* Easter Sunday, April 8, 10:30 am: Battell Chapel. University Public Worship, with The Rev. Frederick J. Streets, preaching. A service of Holy Communion with music by African drummers, the carillon, and the Battell Chapel Choir. Join the festive celebration!

* Easter Sunday Evening Prayer -- in case you didn't get up in time to worship Easter morning! -- the Easter celebration continues at 8:00 pm in Dwight Chapel!











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BTFO Orientation begins, 9 AM

BTFO Orientation ends



On-line registration begins, 9 AM

Opening Convocation, 4 PM

Fall classes begin

Faculty meeting, 4 PM

On-line registration ends, 4 PM

Last day for: rebate, downtown course permission, add/drop course without charge, approval of reading course

BPO meeting, 4 PM

Last day for approval of credit/no credit

Fall faculty dinner

Fall faculty retreat

Last day to add a course




Reading period begins, 6 PM

Convocation begins

Convocation ends

Reading period ends, 8:30 AM

Faculty meeting, 4 PM

Last day to drop a course

BPO meeting, 4 PM




Open House for Prospective Students

Faculty meeting 4:00 PM

BPO meeting, 4:00 PM

Reading period begins, 6 PM

Reading period ends, 6 PM

Thanksgiving recess begins, 6 PM

Thanksgiving recess ends, 8:30 AM 

Classes resume, 8:30 AM






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Faculty meeting, 4 PM

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Advent Service, Marquand Chapel, 7PM

BPO meeting, 4:00 PM

Reading period ends, 9:00 AM

Final exams begin, 9:00 AM

Exams end/Semester ends, 6 PM

All course work due



Spring 2008



Grades due for Fall 2007

Spring classes begin, 8:30 AM

On-line registration begins, 9 AM

Faculty Meeting, 4 PM

Martin Luther King Day.  No classes

BPO meeting, 4 PM

On-line registration ends, 4 PM

Last day for: rebate, downtown course permission, add/drop course without charge, approval of reading course

Last day for approval of credit/no credit



Last day to add a course

Reading period begins, 6 PM

Reading period ends, 8:30 AM

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Last day to drop a course

Faculty meeting, 4PM

Spring recess begins, 6 PM

Spring recess ends, 8:30 AM

Classes resume, 8:30 AM

Easter Rejoicing.

    Marquand Chapel 7 PM

BPO meeting, 4 PM




Advising period begins 

Faculty meeting, 4 PM

Advising period ends

BPO meeting, 4 PM

Regular classes end at 6 PM

Martin Luther King Day Classes 


Reading period begins, 6 PM

Spring Faculty Dinner




Reading period ends, 9 AM

Exams begin, 9 AM

Faculty Meeting, 2 PM

Exams end/Semester ends, 6 PM

Senior grades due for Spring 2008

Faculty meeting, 2 PM

BPO meeting

YDS Commencement Service, 4 PM

University and YDS Commencement

All other grades due for Spring 2008