April 28, 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




New M.A.R. Concentrate in Black Religion in the African Diaspora: This concentration is an interdisciplinary program based in the Divinity School curriculum and encourages students to take courses pertinent to African American religious studies in other departments of the University.  At least eighteen credit hours must be taken in courses focusing on Black religion with one course in at least four areas of the curriculum. In addition, six credit hours of foundational study are required in Bible and twelve in history and theology.  Although not required, up to six hours of credit may be given for a major paper or project.  Please contact Professor Emilie Townes ( if you have any questions about or would like to focus on this concentration.


From the Ministry Resource Center:  You can be a member of Ministry Resource Center when you graduate, no matter where you are.  UPS will help us serve you.  Ask for details.  Also, you need resources for your summer jobs, we’re around.  We’re open year round!  And if you’d like to check out materials you haven’t had time for during the school year, they’re here for you now.  Come on by!



Lectures and Events



Hate hunger? Love taking leisurely strolls through the city on Sundays?  The New York City CROP Hunger Walk will be this Sunday, Apr 29th, at 2pm.  (Registration begins at 1 PM; the walk begins at 2 PM. It starts at Fifth Avenue and 90th Street, at The Church of the Heavenly Rest. A reception will be held afterward at Fifth Ave Presbyterian Church, at Fifth and 55th Street.)  The walk should be relatively short and painfree. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised go to Church World Service's hunger initiatives, and a quarter go to local hunger programs. A few div schoolers will be meeting up there - send me an email if you would like to meet up and join us!  Christina McRorie  More info here: and here:


The Spring Chill Out at two locations!  Come to Spring Chill Out at the Medical School Campus will be on May 2, at Harkness Hall from 12-3.  Come and de-stress at the annual Spring Chill Out. Enjoy free healthy food, massages, give-aways, facials, and more as you relax with G&P friends.  The Spring Chill Out at HGS will be on Friday, May 4 at the Hall of Graduate Studies Courtyard from 1-4.   Release your anxiety as you jump in the moonbounce or participate in sumo wrestling.  Kids are welcome too - there will be food, balloons, and facepainting.  Rainsite is 119 HGS and McDougal Common Room.  These both are non-alcoholic events.


St. John’s Church Choir and musical guests will present a benefit concert for The Connecticut Coalition to Save Darfur:  On Sunday, May 6 at 7 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church in North Haven and its choir will present J. Rutter's "Requiem" and host other musical artists in a benefit concert for the Connecticut Coalition to Save Darfur.  In addition to the church's choir, other performers will include student vocal musicians from the Hopkins School, New Haven; guitarist/songwriter Michael Bennett; musicians Nick Appleby and Russell Shaddox; and various other performers. The featured speaker for this event will be David Morse, an independent journalist, novelist, and human rights activist who has focused his energies on Darfur for the past two years.

The Connecticut Coalition to Save Darfur is a diverse group of secular and non-secular organizations from across the state.  The growing coalition includes the several Jewish Community Relations Councils, the Archdiocese of Hartford's Office of Black Catholic Ministries and the Waterbury NAACP.  The group is working as part of the Save Darfur Coalition to spur the U.S. government into action to help put an end to the genocide that has already killed more than 400,000 and displaced 2.5 million people in an area the size of Texas. To learn more about the coalition, visit  Tickets to the concert are $15 (suggested donation), and children under 10 are free. To reserve tickets, call (203) 239-0156, Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., or email  Tickets will also be sold at the door the night of the performance.  St. John's Episcopal Church is located at 3 Trumbull Place, at the top of the North Haven green. For more information, visit


Staying in new haven for the summer?  Want to do wicked fun things?  Shoot me an e-mail!  I am putting together an e-mail list of everyone who is staying in the city this summer... this way we can go to free concerts on the Green, have picnics, go to the beach, pretend to be dinosaurs... whatever people are interested in here in the Elm City...Peace, Rachel Valente,


Living in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Three Days of Film and Discussion.  Beyond the buzzwords and stereotypes are the individual experiences of people - Palestinian and Israeli, living in an area of conflict.  This event will take place from May 4 - 6, 2007 in Linsley-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, New Haven, room 101  All events are free and we invite all audiences to attend and participate.  Contact> for more information. 


Symposium on Aging:  Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging through Film and Stories from India and Japan will be held on May 4, 2007 from 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.  Location: Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium. 


The Student Book Supply is happy to announce its annual spring clearance sale all next week (April 30-May 4th) in the Bookstore.  ALL STOCK IS ON SALE!  For more details, particularly on daily specials, check out our website.


Hello Everyone, I am on the Board of Directors for the AIDS Interfaith Network, an agency that provides services for people affected by HIV/AIDS in the African American community.  I would like to invite you to help me raise money for AIDS Walk New Haven.  I will participate in this walk on Sunday, April 22, 2007 in an effort to raise awareness of the devastating impact that HIV/AIDS is having on the black community and to raise funds for agencies such as the AIDS Interfaith Network.  If you would like to support this effort, please use this link to donate:  The website is secure, fast and easy to use.  At the website you will be able to choose an amount to donate and receive email confirmation of your donation.  We would be happy to receive any contribution that you would be able to make.  Thank you in advance for your help.  Blessings,

Yolanda Y. Smith






Needed/Lost and Found:


Micah’s Lost his Mitt!  Prepare to suffer the consequences if you took my catcher's mitt from the holy grounds coffee shop.  I will eat your ears if I find out you did it.  Please return the mitt to the coffee shop or to me personally, immediately.  It's kinda mine and I’d like to have it back.  Thanks, Micah  (Note from the Q-Source Editor: Return the mitt, oh ye mitt pilfer!  Who would us would dare to willingly unleash the wrath of Micah????)


Lost Keys: Did anyone find a set of lost keys? I believe I lost them sometime during Div. School Idol this past Friday evening. If anyone happens to find them, can you contact me at  Thank you and God Bless, Tamika Aaron


Lost Umbrella: Friends, Did anyone find a black collapsible umbrella (with a push-button in the handle) last Wednesday evening (4/18) or Thursday morning just outside of Marquand Chapel on the south side pew between the inner and outer doors?  If so, do let me know.  Thanks, Lynda Tyson




For Sale:


Furniture for sale from Anne Blackfield: All furniture is one or two years old, good condition. All prices negotiable. Preferred pick-up would be after May 4, but that is negotiable as well.

IKEA Queen bed, natural wood frame and headboard, mattress (possibly the most comfortable mattress EVER), black/tan reversible comforter, sheets.   $250 ,

IKEA "Anaboda" natural birch 3-drawer chest and 3-drawer night stand. $90

IKEA "Beddinge" full sofa bed, black metal frame, tan mattress.  $75

Natural oak TV stand/kitchen cart w/2 shelves. $25

Black woven fabric chair with wood arms $15

Content Anne Blackfield at for more information.


Furniture for sale from Tamara Shantz: I am also looking to get rid of my furniture:

1) Bedroom set - queen size bed with headboard and end board, night stand, dresser, $150 for all of it

2) Desk - identical to some of the desks in furnished YDS apartments, $20

3) Ikea bookshelf - FREE

4) Homemade bookshelf - FREE

5) IKEA chair (the real comfy one, Poang) - $50

6) Futon Papasan chair - $20

7) Desk chair - burgundy, $20

8) 2 Lamps of diverse styles - FREE

9) Vacuum Cleaner (from a tag sale) - FREE

I would prefer to have the furniture until after graduation, so end of May, but that is negotiable.  If interested, please email me at 


Furniture for Sale from Lynda Bigler:

1.  White and gold 7-piece bedroom set, purchased new in 2004.

Includes: two bedside tables, 1 double dresser w/ 6 drawers, mirror,

4-drawer chest, bed w/headboard, Serta mattress and box springs  Asking: $500.  Will NOT break up the set.

2.  Luxurious La-z-boy genuine leather love-seat-sized couch.  Tan color. Asking $600

3.  Kitchen table and 4 chairs. 48" round table expandable to 48"x60".  Wood w/ inlaid tiles and hidden below-table leaf.  Color: Cherry finish with cream colored tiles.  Asking $300

4. Corner computer desk.  All the desk and storage space you need in a smaller space, just great for apartments!  Cherry finish.  Asking $100

5.  Burgundy executive desk chair and acrylic floor protector.  Cushioned with padded arms; adjustable; wheels; 360 degree swivel.  Asking $40.  Buy the chair, the floor protector is yours.

6, Free standing 2-shelf bookcase.  Wood laminate finish.  Measures  30"w x 36"h x 14" deep.  Asking $25

7.  End table.  Wood finish.  Includes attached lamp w/ 3-way bulb, and a magazine rack below.  Measures approx: 24" d x 14" w x 4' h (with attached lamp).  Asking $25

8.  White pole lamp with 3 bulbs.  About 5' high.  Each light turns on separately.  Asking $10

9. Apartment-size freezer.  Sears apartment size freezer measuring 4'h x 2' d x 2' w white 3 shelves plus large open area for large items 4-shelf storage in door.  Asking: $50

Contact: for more information on any of these items.


Ride Needed: Anyone headed to NYC the morning of Thursday, May 3rd?  We'd love a ride, and are willing to go in for tolls and gas and donuts.  Thanks!


Lost Keys: Has anyone found a set of keys with a silver dove key chain? If so, please let us know.  Thanks, Scott and Lindsay Cleveland ( or




Incoming Student looking for Intentional Community Housing/Housemates close to Div School: I'm looking for a house and/or housemates interested in intentional community living (a certain mindfulness of our ecological footprint, focus on community building with each other and our neighbors, maybe some gardening action?). No TV prefered, co-ed is fine, a less-than-new place would be splendid. Not sure how to go about this...New to the New Haven area. Starting sometime in mid/late August. Please contact Frederica at with any ideas or information or openings or a shared interest. Thanks!


Apartment Sublet: Great one-bedroom apartment, fully furnished, available for the months of June and July on Clark Street, right off of State Street.  Right behind Modern Pizza, Christopher Martins Restaurant and Amato's pizza.  Rent is $800 plus utilities. Great backyard with grill and picnic tables. If interested, please contact  Blessings!


Beautiful One-bedroom apartment to sublet: Available June 1-August 20.  Located fourth floor of Harrison Court Apartment Building, 210 Park Street Very convenient to campus, right across from the Af-Am House and Pierson College, half a block from Chapel Street Building has elevator and coin-operated laundry in basement Beautiful view of campus, big windows Hardwood floors Could easily be shared by two people Rent includes all utilities except electricity.  Monthly rent competitive, somewhat negotiable Let me know if you or someone you know might be interested!  Email:


Sublet Available: Is anyone still looking for a place to live this summer?  I'm trying to sublet one bedroom in a great apartment near the corner of Edwards and Orange (~15 min. walk to downtown; 10 mins to Yale Divinity School).  The apartment has two full baths, a full kitchen, and a den. The rent is $485, and includes all utilities, a/c, cable, wireless internet, off-street parking, and a weekly cleaning service for the common areas.  There is also a coin-operated washer and dryer in the building. The room is available from the beginning of June through the end of August, at which point you could sign a new lease if you wish. This is a really great apartment. If I weren't moving elsewhere to go to graduate school, I would definitely stay in it!  Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions, or would like to come see the apartment. My e-mail is





Cat Sitter Needed: Want to earn a bunch of money for just coming by feeding, playing, and hanging out with a cute kitty for a week?  I need a cat sitter as I go home for Mother's Day.  Dates: 5/11/07-5/17/07.  My cute little Rosie needs a friend for the week I am gone, will you be her friend?   Please come to my house, feed her, love her, play with her.  Clean the litter box once and that's it!!  My apartment is cool, has air-conditioning (if needed), lots of movies, digital Cable, all the works so you can enjoy just chillin’ here for awhile each day.  Read a book on the couch, play with kitty with a ton of toys, etc.  Let me know asap if you'd like to come in and kitty sit!!  Thanks, Christy Groves  (


Los Embajadores is seeking volunteers who have experience or interest in living in Mexico and Latin America, can communicate in Spanish (at least conversational level), enjoy working with teenagers, are motivated to educate others about social justice issues, can facilitate a spiritually enriching service experience, are committed to Los Embajadores’s five components (Service, Simple Living, Spirituality, Community, and Social Justice), and want to provide a fun experiential learning opportunity for high school youth!  Our Mexico immersion program for U.S. and Canadian teens is coordinated by volunteers who act as liaisons between the participating groups of youth and our Mexican host communities, which means translating, guiding the group to worksites and activities, and educating the group on the community, life, and culture around them. Volunteers are not expected to be experts, but familiarity with Mexican culture or border and immigration issues is helpful. Los Embajadores volunteers should feel competent in leading a faith-based experience that uses Catholic Social teaching to help participants understand their call to respond to social injustices witnessed during their week in Mexico.  Contact Kathleen McGoey as soon as possible for more information at (503)806.9575 or


Paid Summer Internship in DC, Atlanta, New Orleans, or Kansas City:  NeighborWorks America is interested in finding exceptional people who have the skills needed to meet our future employment needs. Through a variety of programs, NeighborWorks America's Intern Program is designed to help recruit and attract talented individuals to occupations within NeighborWorks America. The program offers interns professional experiences and formal training opportunities that can be adapted to meet the Intern’s educational and professional goals and interests.  NeighborWorks America’s Intern Program provides an opportunity to earn money, and train with people who manage the day-to-day business of our organization.  The Intern Program is designed to attract outstanding individuals into a variety of professions vital to NeighborWorks America's growth and development. The Intern Program provides various mixtures of formal training, developmental on-the-job assignments, research assignments, workshops, and mentorships that will develop the skills needed for professional success and growth.  The Intern Program provides paid 12 week internships commencing on June 4, 2007. Each intern will be assigned a Mentor to provide direction and supervision of the work assigned and to provide guidance and development on the Intern’s professional skills. All interns will orally present the deliverable/summarization of the internship work during the NeighborWorks® Training Institute in Washington, DC on August 21, 2007.  If you have an interest in working with an excellent national non-profit community revitalization organization, please contact Human Resources at NeighborWorks America.  Please send a cover letter and resume to by May 4, 2007.  We encourage you to review our website at to learn more about our Company.



Workers Needed for Commencement: Students workers are needed for Commencement exercises on May 27th and 28th.  Students are needed for ushering, food and beverage service, set-up and clean-up, hospitality, and general assistance in helping Commencement go smoothly and enjoyably.  These are work-study positions for which wages are paid.  If you are interested in working one or both days, please let my assistant Mike Giaquinto know.  You may email Mike at  Thank you.  Dale Peterson, Dean of Students


Attention Students:  The Office of External Relations and Alumni Relations needs your help!  We are looking for several students to help staff the Faith and Citizenship Conference on May 4th and 5th.  We need registration desk greeters, ushers, and other miscellaneous jobs.  If you are interested, please contact Erin O'Roak in the Alumni Relations Department across from Room N217 near the Dean's office.  Contact for more information.  Did I mention there is free food involved?


My husband Joseph is a PhD candidate here at Yale.  We are looking for a math tutor for our 14 year old twins (Hannah and James) in high school geometry and some algebra 2.  We live at 386 Prospect to the Yale School of Forestry within walking distance and also on the Science Hill shuttle bus line.  We can pay $11 per hour and would like to find someone who could tutor 2 or 3 evenings a week (possibly more) in our home  from about 6:15pm to 7:15pm and/or for an hour or hour and a half on Saturday afternoons starting as soon as possible for about 5 weeks.  If a qualified math tutor with the right experience came forward, we could possibly increase that hourly rate, if it would make the difference in getting a well qualified, experienced tutor.  Potential candidates can contact me at  Many thanks, Michele Cumming


Work at the Student Book Supply: The Student Book Supply is now accepting applications for the position of Sales Clerk for next academic year (2 positions available).  The ideal candidate will be friendly and helpful, dependable, love books, enjoy people, and have a flexible afternoon schedule.  Previous bookstore or retail experience is helpful (yes, even if it was when you were in high school), but not necessary.  10-12 hours/per week (including reading weeks and spring break); must be work-study eligible.  Work-study wage and book/merchandise discounts plus a great group of co-workers.  If interested, pick up an application in the bookstore and speak to Lisa at 432-6101 or at:


Worship Opportunities



The University Church welcomes you to the following worship opportunities:

Sunday, April 29
10:30 am - A Multifaith Reflection and Service of Celebration in honor of the Rev. Dr. Frederick J. Streets as University Chaplain and Senior Pastor of the University Church. All are welcome. Reception follows.

8:00-8:30 pm - Final Evening Prayer of the semester 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.


Ordination Invitation: All are invited to attend the ordination of Trish Cunningham and Susan Wyper to the diaconate on June 9th at 10:30 am at Christ Church Cathedral, 45 Church Street, Hartford, CT.  Red stoles are requested for clergy.  Reception follows at Cathedral House. Come early as there are seven candidates to be confirmed and space will be tight. We hope to see you there!!!!


This Week in Marquand:

Monday, April 30: Hymn Sing, led by the Methodist Student Group.
Tuesday, May 1: A Service of Thanksgiving and Blessing for the End of Term, led by the Chapel Ministers.

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









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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

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

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Faculty meeting, 2 PM

BPO meeting

YDS Commencement Service, 4 PM

University and YDS Commencement

All other grades due for Spring 2008