April 15, 2007


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Academic Information




Final Exam Schedule

Second Semester, 2006-2007



Monday, May 7


9:00 - noon

Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (J. Collins)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 600


Latourette S223

2:00 - 5:00

Rel. 601

N.T. Interpretation (Swancutt)

Great Hall


Rel. 601


Niebuhr Hall


Tuesday, May 8


9:00 - noon

Rel. 686

Greek Exegesis: II Peter - Jude (Hultin)

S200 Bushnell

2:00 - 5:00

Rel. 605

Elementary N.T. Greek (Nongbri)

Wood Sem. S117

2:00 - 5:00

Rel. 677

Seminar on First Isaiah (Roberts)

Taylor S118


Wednesday, May 9


9:00 - noon

Rel. 604

Elementary Biblical Hebrew (Stokes)

Niebuhr Hall

2:00 - 4:00

Rel. 739

Evangelicalism (Balmer)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 673

Hebrew Exegesis: Amos/Hosea (Roberts)

Taylor S118


Thursday, May 10


9:00 - 11:00

Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (Jones)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 726


Latourette S223

2:00 - 5:00

Rel. 674

Intermediate Hebrew II (Hoffer)

S101 Bushnell


Friday, May 11


9:00 - 11:00

Rel. 723

Music in Western Christian Tradition (Fassler)

Great Hall



From the Registrar’s Office: This is to remind you that sometime between Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 24 you are to meet with your faculty adviser to review how the year has gone and plan fall courses.  Your adviser has your transcript and a degree audit for you if you are an M.Div. or M.A.R. Comprehensive degree student.


The faculty who serve as the core staff in the feminist studies M.A.R. concentration have been meeting this semester to talk about the state of the concentration and to discuss ways to revamp and renew it.  We are now at the stage where we would like student input to help us with this task.  Below, you will find a draft of the new description of the concentration and the current listing of courses from all the YDS faculty that will qualify for meeting the requirements of the concentration.  Keep in mind that we are engaged with several faculty searches at the moment, faculty developing new courses, and the realities of faculty coming and going from the Divinity School.   You will also notice a name change that reflects the change in the field of women’s studies in religion that has been approved by the faculty in the March 2007 meeting.
We need to hear your feedback on the revised description as well as any suggestions for courses you would like to see us offer at the divinity school for this concentration.  Please send your responses to Professor Emilie Townes ( no later than April 20th to be included in our deliberations.
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in Religion
The interdisciplinary concentration in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in Religion (WGSSR) requires 27 credit hours of studies in its approved courses.  A list of approved courses at YDS will be published each year by the registrar's office, and students may also count toward these credit hours courses taken in Yale's various departments, so long as they are approved in advance by one's adviser. Additionally, students must complete 21 credit hours, which include at least one three-credit course in each of the five areas of the curriculum.  Students are encouraged to complete a major paper or senior project (worth three credits) in their final year.

Current Courses that Fulfill the Requirements for WGSSR
Feminisms and Moral and Social Thought
Feminist Liberation Pastoral Theology
Feminist Pastoral Psychology
Feminist Theology and Ethics
Gender and Queer Theory in Contemporary Hebrew Bible Scholarship
Gender and Liturgical Tradition
Gender, Sex, and Power in the Books of Ruth and Esther
Intercultural Pastoral Care
Jesus’s Death as Saving Event
Liturgical Theology
Liturgy and Gender
The Political Economy of Misery
Queer Readings of Scripture
Reading Differently: Postcolonial Engagements with the New Testament
Sex and Body
What’s In a Text? (when the text for the class is within the purview of this concentration)
Womanist, Feminist Pastoral Care
Women and Gender in Emergent Christianity
Women and Religious Education
Women's Ways of Preaching
Trauma and Grace


From the Ministry Resource Center: We have material for Earth Day, Pentecost, confirmation, and job interviews.  We also have liturgies and DVDs to motivate activism.  There are also music CDs and DVDs for your ‘educational entertainment’!  Come visit!



Lectures and Events



Class of 2007 Reception for All Seniors, Faculty, and Staff: The Yale Divinity School Alumni Board welcomes the Class of 2007 to the ranks of Alumni.  Please join us for a Cocktail Reception in their honor on Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 6:00PM in the Common Room.


Current and Graduating Students!!  You are invited to a free-flowing discussion with members of the YDS Alumnal Board (graduates representing every decade from the 50's to now and involved in a variety of ministries).  Discuss life at YDS and life after YDS!  Come to talk, come to listen, come to network, come to eat pizza and have a few laughs.  Your Alumnal Board wants to meet you, hear from you, welcome you into their ranks, and be helpful in whatever ways they can.  Thursday, April 19, 2007, 12:00 noon - 1:30 PM, Common Room.


There will be an information session on the Rev. John G. Magee Fellowship of Dwight Hall, Center for Public Service and Social Justice at Yale University on April 19, 2007 at 12:45pm in the Common Room.  Should you have any questions regarding the information session or the fellowship please contact the current Magee Fellow, Alisha L. Jones at


On Saturday, April 28th, at YDS, the Union of Black Episcopalians will hold their Northeast Regional Conference.  Through the generosity of Berkeley Divinity School this conference is free of charge to Yale Divinity School Students.  Please RSVP to if you would like to attend lunch.


The Yale Committee on Social Justice (YCSJ) hosts a slide presentation and discussion on the humanitarian crisis in Darfur on Wednesday, April 18 from 12 - 1:30 PM in the YDS Common Room.  Featured speakers include actress and UNICEF Ambassador Mia Farrow from 12:00 - 1:00 followed by a panel discussion from 1:00-1:30 PM with YDS students Chris Doucot and Rahiel Tesfamariam.  All are welcome. Pizza at Noon.


Div School Idol is coming up in just another week and a half! We still have one or two slots open for performers who are interested in joining us!!! Does anyone else out there want to sing, juggle, dance, tell jokes, or showcase their amazing pet tricks!!?!?!?!?! Email me at if you are interested!

Div School Idol:

April 20th, 2007

Light refreshments at 6:30pm. Showtime at 7pm Admission is by canned food donation or cash donation ($5-$10 suggested) Featured Judges: John J. Collins, Dean Attridge, and Micah Luce Featured Master of Ceremonies: Nate Parkes!  All proceeds go to the Connecticut Food Bank


The Left Behind and the Nightwalking Society


The next Back-Up Child Care Briefing is scheduled for April 19th.  Learn about the new Back-Up Care Child Program at Yale. Details on registration, cost to family, how to use the service and other information will be provided. This workshop and service is for current benefits eligible Yale faculty, staff, students and post-docs only. Visit in advance of the briefing.  The session will be held on April 19th from noon-12:45 at the McDougal Center. 


The STM First Annual Bilingual Mass will be held at the Golden Center Lecture Hall on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 7 PM.  Thanks!


Volunteer in Wisconsin: The Benedictine Women of Madison, WI offer free room and meals for women volunteers interested in living at Holy Wisdom Monastery and helping the community in its ongoing environmental projects while expressing spirituality through prayer, worship, reflection and caring for creation.  Volunteer for two weeks or up to six months.  Apply today by contacting Jerrianne Bland (608-836-1631, ext. 158;


Shashi Deshpande will read from her work, Losing Control on Wednesday, April 25th from 12:30-2:30 pm in WLH 309, 100 Wall St.  Open to the public and to the Yale community.  Registration is free but required by contacting  A light lunch will be served.


The YDS Earth Care Committee proudly presents:  'Interfaith Solidarity on Global Climate Change'  This is an interfaith climate change awareness event to  be held on the Quad on Saturday, April 21st from 11 to 2. We invite all interested individuals and religious communities (including YDS!!) to gather in an expression of shared concern about global climate change, and to show our support of one another as we work together to address this and other environmental issues. Come willing to learn and share - leave feeling empowered!  Families (including leashed pets) are welcome!


It is with great joy that Fairfield West and Fairfield East Associations of the CT Conference, United Church of Christ welcomes the Rev. Dr. Ivy Beckwith to an evening’s gathering for educators, lay-persons, parents and clergy alike, on: Wednesday, May 23, 2007, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM United Church of Rowayton Norwalk, CT. We will gather, first, in the sanctuary for a presentation and time for questions. Refreshments will be served, afterwards, in the Meeting House at which time two of Rev. Dr. Beckwith’s publications will be on view and available for purchase/signing. Please contact Carla Dietz Carroll,


The 2007 Robert H. Litowitz Lecture will be held on the topic of “Democratic Hope.”  The speaker will be Richard J. Bernstein, of the New School for Social Research.  This talk will be held on Monday, April 16 from 4-5:30 at WLH room 116.  A reception will follow the lecture.  Please contact for further information.


From the Book Supply: Mark your calendars now for the annual spring clearance sale.  This will be held from Monday April 30-Friday, May 4.  All stock will be on sale!  For more details see our website or call us at 432-6101.


Shootings in Connecticut are up, and we need you to make a difference.  Come to CAGV Lobby Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 25 from 10:30-2.  E-mail if you would be able to coordinate transport.


Sarah Nuttall will be presenting a talk entitled, “A Politics of Entanglement: Being in Johannesburg” on April 18, 2007 at 4:30 in LC 102.  All are welcome!


There will be a meeting of the Part-time/Commuter Students on Monday, April 16 from 12:30 - 1:20 pm in the Woods Seminary Room S-117.  Please bring your lunch.  Best, Debra Slade, Sharon Miller


Stations and Open Forum on Racial and Economic Justice: From Monday April 16 to Friday April 20, 2007 the "Day of Sorrows" Stations of the Cross on Racial and Economic Justice will be displayed in the YDS Common Room. Enacted on the New Haven Green April 4, 2007, in a circuit that began with a march from YDS, the Stations display is sponsored by the Initiative on Religion and Politics at Yale, together with the Committee on Spiritual Formation and the Practice of Faith, YCSJ, CORE, YDS Peacemakers, and the Coalition.  The whole YDS, BDS, and ISM community is invited to encounter the Stations of the Cross on Social Justice anew, now, in the first weeks of this new year of Easter, to reflect on the importance of the concerns depicted in the stations and, perhaps, to find a space of hope and courage to continue in acts of justice toward our neighbors.  You are also invited to Living Justly: An Open Forum on the Social Justice Stations of the Cross, on Friday April 20, from 12:30-1:30 in the Common Room.  Please join us to discuss the Stations and the issues they raise for the Christian life of faith.






Needed/Lost and Found:


Lost Necklace: Yesterday afternoon sometime between leaving our apartment to go to a reception at the deanery and coming home after dinner, my wife, Kathryn, lost her silver charm bracelet. It has 5 to 6 silver cross charms on it. If anyone found it, she would be delighted to get it back.  Thanks!  Jim Roberts (


For Sale:


Car for sale: Not any car, a Landrover Discovery 2001. In great condition, $12,000 and the price is negotiable. This is her dream car, but she is moving out of the country and she needs to sell it.  For more information about the car please see attachment flyer.  Please contact Patricia Ojeda at  




Housing Needed:  I am a grad student looking for new roommates (male or female) for next year; my two current ones are moving away but I love the apartment and am hoping to stay.  It's in East Rock, on Canner Street between Orange and Livingston.  It's a second-floor, three-bedroom apartment, with high ceilings, a lot of windows, and wood floors. There's a fairly huge living room and dining room, good-sized bedrooms, a kitchen with space for eating, and a pantry with a washer and dryer.  We also have a front and back porch, and a big backyard with a shed for bikes.  There is plenty of street parking, and the street is on a Yale shuttle line.  The landlords are nice and responsive; the neighbors are too.  The rent is $520 per person per month.  We pay for utilities.  The least begins July 1st, but move-in dates are flexible.  If you are interested, feel free to email.  Thanks!


The Blue House at 730/732 Orange Street seeks a housemate for next year.  Rent: $427.86/month plus 1/7 of utilities.  Other important info: East Rock neighborhood, off-street parking, w/d in basement, good-sized bedroom on second floor, wireless internet throughout house, walking distance to campus. The house has much common space (TV room, living/dining room, etc.), three bathrooms, two kitchens (three fridges!), and considerable storage space in basement.  Once you join the house, 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 you can receive furnishings from one of the current tenants.  Send an email to or talk to one of us if you are interested . . . .  Your future housemates, Travis Weber, Christina McRorie, Choron Ryan


Apartment Available for Lease or Sublet: Beautiful 2BR apartment 1 block from East Rock available for summer sublet (or possible year lease) starting June 1. The apartment has a working fireplace, hardwood floors throughout, a dining room, exposed brick, a dishwasher, covered parking, and storage and laundry (coin-op) in the basement.  The rooms are individually decorated and filled with books, music, and medieval art. The main bedroom has a king-size bed, while the office/second bedroom has a double daybed. High-speed internet (and wireless), basic cable, and European soccer channel included.  Available fully or partially furnished; pictures on request (must-see!). Rent is 1200. Perfect for couple or roommates!  Contact Linn at


Summer sublet available from May 1 to July 31 at 194 Mansfield Street.  Charming 1891 restored ground-level, partially-furnished apartment with two bedrooms, kitchen, bath, and living room.  House has a landscaped backyard with barbecue.  Apartment has new appliances, hardwood floors, and washer and dryer in the basement.  Laundry and internet usage is included in the rent.  Rent is $1065, and the utilities are not included.  It is a five minute walk from the house to the Divinity School, and it is located within easy walking distance of downtown.  Please e-mail Katie Carloss at, if you are interested.  In Peace, Katie Carloss


Sublet and Apartment Needed: A good friend of mine is coming to YDS in the summer to study a language and then begin as a first-year student in the fall.  He is looking for a room to sublet for the summer, and an apartment for the fall. If you know of any opportunities, please email me at




Christ Church, New Haven Part-time Parish Administrator: Position includes communication with a focus on development of Sunday leaflets and regular newsletters.  Interest and talent in graphic design and some familiarity with church life most helpful.  Hours are flexible and could include book-keeping work as well.  Position available in late May/early June of 2007.  Please email letters of interest and resume to


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.


Are you still considering your options for how to spend the summer?  The Leadership in Public Ministry program taught here at YDS still has openings for summer internships.  In particular, we have an opportunity for someone interested in doing advocacy work around immigration and refugee issues.  Other opportunities also available.  Contact Barbara Blodgett in the Office of Supervised Ministries.  Leadership in Public Ministry: This eleven-week, full-time program begins with two weeks of training with field trips and meetings with local leaders.  Interns then work in sites around Connecticut under the supervision of experienced practitioners.  If you want to learn a new way of working with others to effect change; if you are curious about how leaders get to be leaders; if you long for concrete ways of seeking justice and power, this program is for you.  Dates: May 21 – August 3, 2007.  Credit: three academic credits and supervised ministry requirement.  Money: tuition of $1050 and financial aid of $3100


Worship Opportunities



This week in Marquand:


Monday, April 16: Liturgy in Motion, led by Kathleen Turner.

Tuesday, April 17: A Service of Commissioning with Anointing, led by the Yale Black Seminarians.

Wednesday, April 18: Sung Morning Prayer: Songs from the Americas.

Thursday, April 19: Graduating student Chris Reinish, preaching.

Friday, April 20: Community Eucharist for Earth Day, with graduating student Tamara Shantz, preaching, and the Rev. Gretel Van Wieren, presiding.


Services begin at 10:30am; all are welcome!


(Re)viewing Genocide: Performing Childrens' Art from the Holocaust and Darfur: This will be a service for Yom HaShoah and Genocide Awareness which will include a reading by Yale students and faculty and New Haven residents from the collection of poetry from the children of Theresienstadt entitled "I Never Saw Another Butterfly."  Some of these poems have been set to music and will be performed by Sylvia Rider, Annie Rosen and Esteli Gomez.  A memorial installation of art song with art film created by Jeannine Oakes and Sylvia Rider—including performances by Sylvia Rider and Becky Wexler—will also be displayed, as will viewing of children’s drawings from Theresienstadt and Darfur.  This event will occur on Sunday, April 15, 2007 at 7:30pm in Marquand.


The University Church welcomes you to the following worship opportunities:

Sunday, April 15
10:30 am - University Public Worship in Battell Chapel, Service of the Word with Dr. Emily Bakemeier, Associate Provost, preaching as part of the "Teachers as Preachers" series. Ecumenical worship in the University Church. All are welcome.

12:00 pm - Free lunch and conversation with student participants in the Spring Break trips sponsored by the University Church.

8:00-8:30 pm - Evening Prayer in 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.









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Fall 2007


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

Advising Period ends

Classes end, 6 PM

Reading period begins

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

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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


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: _______________________________