May 4, 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




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



Message to Graduating Seniors from the Financial Aid Office: Dear Graduating Seniors, Congratulations!!  I have just run the diploma hold list and it seems many of you are on the list for exit interviews and balances due on your accounts.  This is just a gentle reminder to complete the exit interview and clear up your balance due so you will receive your diploma during commencement.  If you go to, you can complete the exit interview and pay your balance electronically there.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.  Thanks, Doreen


Congratulations to the Banner Bearer and Marshals!  Dear Divinity School Community, Congratulations and many thanks to the five graduating students who have agreed to serve as Banner Bearer and Student Marshals for the Class of 2007 Commencement ceremonies.  We are grateful for the willingness of these individuals to lead the processions on Old Campus and the Divinity Quadrangle, and to represent the Class of 2007 as Divinity degrees are granted by Yale President Richard Levin in University Commencement exercises.

Micah Luce, Banner Bearer

Paul McLain, Master of Divinity Student Marshal Tamara Shantz, Master of Divinity Student Marshal Andrea Allgood, Master of Arts in Religion Student Marshal Chan Sok Park, Master of Sacred Theology Student Marshal

Thank you, Chan Sok, Andrea, Tamara, Paul, and Micah, for your willingness to serve your class as Student Marshals and Banner Bearer.  Best wishes to you and the Class of 2007 for a successful and enjoyable Commencement celebration!


Information on Traveling Abroad this Summer: I am writing to remind you to encourage anyone who will be traveling this summer to register their travel plans and emergency information at  You can find the link at the top right corner of the study abroad page on the Yale and the World website. 


Important Financial Aid Notice: Financial Aid award letters are available now for pick-up in the Financial Aid Office for those who turned in an aid application for 2007-08. I will be in the office from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.  Letters not picked up by Tuesday, May 8, will be placed in US Mail for delivery.  For those who did not turn in a financial aid application and would like to receive aid in 2007-08, please download the application from the YDS web site and turn it in with a copy of your 2006 federal income tax return as soon as possible.  Thank you, Doreen


CPE Opportunity: We have an unexpected opening at Yale-New Haven Hospital for our summer CPE program.  So, if you know of anyone who might be interested please have him/her contact me.  Thanks, Sue Asher (


From the Ministry Resource Center: You can be a member of the Ministry Resource Center when you graduate, no matter where you are!  UPS will help us serve you.  Ask for details.  Also, feel free to check out our materials over the summer!



Lectures and Events



Interfaith Opportunities in Kansas City: We have many openings still available for these two wonderful Interfaith Academies in Kansas City during June 13-27. We need your assistance in identifying leaders or potential leaders from your community to take advantage of this free educational opportunity.  Please refer visit for more information.   In addition, we are also holding a one-week fee-for-service Interfaith Academy for Religious Professionals beginning at the same time. It costs $1,500.  Please send in an application by our deadline of May 8. We will continue to accept applications until all slots are filled.


Reminder for the Cookout: Dear YDS, The end of the year cookout is just around the corner (which means the end to exams and papers is also just around the corner!) Next Friday, May 11th, all are welcome out on the quad at 5pm to celebrate the end of the term. We will have lots of food and music and drinks provided by Nightwalking Society. So mark your calendars now!


Help Needed for the Cookout: If you have a free moment or two on Friday, we could use some help!  Each job is a volunteer position, of course, but only takes a small amount of time....check out the list below and contact Johanna if you can help in any way.  Please, please help out!  Thanks, and 

Music: One person with a great playlist to share. Bonus points if you can also take charge of setting it all up and keeping it playing.

Set Up: 3-4 people with time to spare from 430 -5 to help set up the quad

Grilling: 1- 2 people free around 3:30 or 4 to help get the grills and keep them hot until it is time to start cooking

Shopping: 1 or 2 people to help out with shopping late that morning.  We have a driver and this should only take about 1- 1 1/2 hours.


Help Needed for BTFO: BTFO 2007 takes place this year from Tuesday August 28 to Friday, August 31.  And we very much need your help to welcome the incoming class!  As you surely remember from your first year, BTFO would be impossible without a wonderful crew of current students to help the incoming class get their bearings and feel at home. We will need help in a variety of ways, listed below. Please let us know if you're interested or if you have other ideas.

1. Be a small group leader:  (Contact Partner with another YDS Student to facilitate a small group of new students throughout the week, and conduct some limited email outreach over the summer. We will need you to be in town on Monday August 27 for "before" Before the Fall. You'll be fed!  You'll be adored! And you'll have 6-8 new friends next year!!!!!

2. Don’t be a small group leader but help out as needed: (Contact Aside from small group leaders, we need folks willing to help as needed:  setting up, cleaning up, tending bar, staffing the welcome desk, etc. Can you help?

3. Be a “stipended” member of the BTFO steering team: (Contact  There are several positions available which come with a modest stipend.  While each position has a discrete responsibility set, we'd like the   group overall to function as an event "steering team" to brainstorm ideas together and collaborate over the next few months (email or live). Please consider one of these five slots!

a. Meal Coordinator

b. Childcare Coordinator

c. International Student Orientation Coordinator

d. Social Coordinator for nighttime outings

e. Give-Away Room Coordinator

4. Share your ideas!  Was there something about your own BTFO experience that was  especially good? Or especially bad?  You have at least two semesters under your belt by now. What made a positive difference? What could have made a positive difference?  Please direct feedback to Patrick or Nichole. We are all ears!

Please let us know if you have any questions.  And good luck wrapping up this semester.  We both look forward to working with you this summer!  Peace,  Your BTFO Co-Coordinators, Nichole & Patrick


Notice from Holy Grounds: Due to the stress of exams and need for caffeine, Holy Grounds will be running at full capacity on regular schedule through next week (May 11th).  Hours are normal as follows: Monday-Friday, 2pm-10pm.  On several days, depending on availability of workers, we may even be open a little later each night.  Feel free to stop by even after hours just to check!  Best of luck with exams and your summer internships, jobs, studies, playtimes, and travels.  We at Holy Grounds love and appreciate you all for keeping us going!  Bethany, Heather, Justus, Micah, Nathan, Rachel, Scott, and Simon


Call for Essay Proposals: Theology and the Environment:  The National Council of Churches USA Eco-Justice Program, invites submissions for a book of essays to be published by Paulist Press that responds to the Council's Ecumenical Statement on the Environment ( The book of essays, part of a series produced and published by the Faith and Order Commission, will examine ecological theology in the context of the statement.  Essay proposals, due June 4, 2007, should describe the essay topics and include a curriculum vitae from the potential author. Invitations for final submission will be sent no later than June 11, 2007. Proposals will be evaluated based on how they address the Ecumenical Statement on the Environment. The final manuscript should be completed no later than August 1, 2007. Completed and previously unpublished essays should not exceed 6,000 words. Please submit copies of your essay proposal, saved as an electronic file attachment (either as richtext, an rtf file, or as a Word file) to:

Cassandra Carmichael

Director, Eco-Justice Programs

National Council of Churches


Now is the time to speak out about genocide in Darfur: Join your classmates and people around the world in a new online video advocacy campaign designed to increase pressure on political actors by demanding an end to the violence against innocent civilians in Darfur.  We are asking people to submit 30-to-60 second video clips to our website. Once we receive 24 hours of video, we will compile it into a continuous loop and screen it on the steps of Congress and the UN headquarters so that world leaders cannot turn a blind-eye to the suffering on the ground.  Visit today and join in an exciting movement to make halting the genocide in Darfur a top priority.  Questions?  Would you like to get involved?  Want to sign up for our

monthly news bulletin?  Feel free to email 


Young Adult Eco-Justice Fellowship Retreat: This summer, the National Council of Churches' Eco-Justice Program will be having its 2nd Young Adult Eco-Justice Fellowship retreat.  The purpose of the fellowship is to transform the faith-based eco-justice movement by training and supporting emerging practitioners engaged in faith-based environmental work.  The all-expense paid retreat will take place at Port Isobel, Virginia, an education center located next door to Tangier Island, home to Tangier Watermen's Stewardship for the Chesapeake (TaSC), an organization of watermen that implements a Biblically based stewardship plan for the island.  To read more about the fellowship, and find out about the participants in the last fellowship, please visit:  For instructions on applying, go







Needed/Lost and Found:


Lost Ring: I haven't been able to find my college ring since Spring Fling on Friday.  It is a silver band, around size 13 (hard to miss), with the inscription "BONVM VERITAS PVLCHER" written on the top half.  If you have seen it, please email me at


Lost Bag of Books: Someone turned in a big, white, Pier 1 Imports bag full of books at the library, including a personal copy of Lora-Ellen McKinney's Christian Education in the African American Church.  You can come pick it up at the circulation desk.  Thanks!


Bikes Needed: Greetings! My wife and I are hoping to locate two bikes with child-seats from June 10-24.  (We live in Chicago but are flying in to New Haven for a couple weeks and will be without a car.) If you or anyone you know can part with them for two weeks I would be much appreciated.  Happy to negotiate a rental fee.  Please e-mail me at 


Ride Needed: Your favorite "Left Behinders" are flying home for Mother's Day, and we need a ride to JFK!  We need to leave New Haven by 2:30pm on Friday April 11th.  That's the Friday of finals week.  Please email Christy or Matt if you are able to give us a ride to JFK.  We will compensate you.  Thanks! and 




Summer Sublet Available: 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 $875, 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


1 Bedroom Apartment: Sunny, cheap, and spacious one bedroom apartment available starting June 1.  Comes with a piano!!!  Contact Robin McClellan at


Housing Available: Housing available starting July 1, either as a 3-month sublet (beginning of July to the end of September) or as a year-long (renewable) lease.  79 Kensington St, located half a block from Shaw's supermarket.  Two bedrooms for $850 (so, $425 each), or one person can have the whole place for $500.  One bathroom, kitchen, living room, free washer/dryer, utilities not included.  Please contact Allen at if interested.


Downtown Summer Housing: Are you looking for downtown summer housing that's more like a home? Of course you are, and I have just the apt for you! I graduated from the div school last year and will not lead you astray. My roommate and I are away this summer and looking to sublet our rooms (June 2-August 25th). Lovely two-bedroom downtown apartment on Dwight Street minutes away from Chapel shops, New Haven Green, Shaw's and Edgewood Park. Option One: sublet one bedroom $650. Option Two: sublet apt $1300. Shiny hardwood floors, spacious, sunny, furnished, microwave, wireless internet (one bedroom has a/c). A magical home just waiting for you this summer.  If you are interested, please send me an email, I'm happy to forward photos and provide more details.


For Sale:


Childcare Needed: I am a YDS alum.  My spouse and I are looking for someone to care for our toddler son and infant daughter on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays in our home beginning the week of June 11.  Our home is located in the East Rock neighborhood on New Haven.  If interested please contact Sara Potter & Aaron Hohl at


Furniture for Sale:

Corner computer desk.  All the desk and storage space you need in a smaller space, just great for apartments!  Looks like new.  Color: Cherry finish.  Includes: 2 storage drawers, one fits file folders; two shelf storage unit that would fit desk top necessities or other stuff; desk surface currently fits phone, desktop, printer, scanner, clock and lamp with space left over.  Bought new in 2004.  Asking $75

Free standing 2-shelf bookcase.  Wood laminate finish.  Measures 30"w x 36"h x 14" deep.  Purchased new in 2005.  Asking $20

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) Purchased new in 2004.  Asking $20





Student Book Supply Job: The Student Book Supply is now interviewing candidates 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, 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 by Wednesday, May 16th!


Supply Position at River Presbyterian Church in Stamford: Turn of River Presbyterian Church is located in Stamford, Connecticut, and although it has only been Presbyterian since the early 50's the Church itself is just shy of 150 years old.  We are currently without a Minister and have been for 10 months.  Our Pastor Nominating Committee is presently interviewing possible candidates for the position.  This process may take several more months.  We are a small congregation with approximately 50 members, the majority being over 50 years of age.  I'm in charge of Pulpit Supply and it's getting increasingly difficult to get someone to preach each Sunday.  We are in need of some people who may be interested in obtaining some experience in preaching a Sunday Service.  We compensate in the amount of $150.00.  Thank you, Al Jaeger (


Two Summer Library Jobs: The Divinity School Library has a full-time (37.5 hours/per week) student assistant position available in the Library's Serials Department. The Library also has a part-time or full-time (20 to 37.5 hours/per week) student assistant position available in the Library's Cataloging Department. Both positions include the possibility of employment next academic year.  Requirements: Average or better keyboarding skills. Facility with English essential. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European language preferred. Must be physically able to shift books and move heavy book trucks. If interested, please contact Eric Friede, 432-6372 /


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.


Chapel Assistant for Battell Chapel: This position is part of the worship staff. The position includes set up on Sunday morning, assisting with Coffee Hour, ushering and greeting, and clean up.  The hours are 9:00 to noon each Sunday. This position pays $12.00 an hour . To apply, contact Debra Rohr in the Chaplain's Office at 432-1133.



Workers Needed for Faith as a Way of Life Conference: Students workers are needed for FWL Pastoral Leadership Conference on May 17th - 19th. Students are needed for registration, set-up, hospitality, and general assistance in helping the conference go smoothly and enjoyably. You can enjoy great speakers, delicious food, innovative worship and an outstanding concert of acoustic rock and jazz. These are paid positions, at the usual student rate. If you are interested in working one or more of these days, please let Christian Scharen know ASAP. You may come by S116, call 432-8671, or email Chris at Thank you.

Student research assistant needed for 2007-2008 school year. Research assistant needed for the Learning Ministry Project at the Center for Faith & Culture. Task will be significant project on professional formation, both across the various Christian traditions, but also to a lesser extent interfaith (Judaism and Islam) and interprofessional (law, medicine, nursing, etc.). Only serious interest, please; preference for those preparing for ministry or those with social science backgrounds, or both. Contact Christian Scharen. You may come by S116, call 432-8671, or email Chris at Thank you.










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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

Faculty meeting, 4 PM

BPO meeting, 4 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