THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE
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 http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.html. All submissions must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Q Source” in the subject line. All submissions must be in by Friday. No exceptions to deadlines will be made!! The right to edit is reserved. –Danielle Elizabeth Tumminio, Editor
FROM THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE:
All students should check-in on line at http://www.yale.edu/sis. If you are having trouble accessing your account, you should contact Robert Piscatelli our Computer Support person at 432-5273.
Entering students. There is open registration between Tuesday, September 4 beginning at and Friday, September 14 until . After you have signed up for classes you should download your classes and have your faculty advisor sign it. Once it is signed it should be returned to the Registrar’s Office. Registration is not final until the signed form is returned to the Registrar’s Office. A list of Faculty Advisers is posted outside the Registrar’s Office (1st floor Seabury) and in the Common Room. Student IDs will be issued or updated beginning September 4 if you are not on the Bursar hold list or the measles hold list or transcript hold.* We will be in the Common Room from 9-1 September 4 through September 7 and all other times in the Registrar’s Office, Seabury 1st floor.
All returning students.. There is open registration between Tuesday, September 4 beginning at and Friday, September 14 until . After you have signed up for classes you should download your classes and have your faculty advisor sign it. Once it is signed it should be returned to the Registrar’s Office. Registration is not final until the signed form is returned to the Registrar’s Office. Student IDs will be updated beginning September 4, if you are not on the Bursar hold list. We will be in the Common Room from 9-1 September 4 through September 7 and all other times in the Registrar’s Office, Seabury 1st floor.
After on Friday, September 14 all changes and registration will have to be made through the Registrar’s Office.
Please note: classes begin Wednesday, September 5. You may go to class before finalizing your registration.
*To find out if you are on Bursar’s hold or measles or transcript hold, you may check the Yale’s Student System Web page through http://www.yale.edu/sis. If you find yourself on Bursar’s hold, please see Doreen Generoso in the Financial Aid Office. If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask.
BLACK RELIGION IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA M.A.R. CONCENTRATION
Welcome to the new academic year. Below are the courses that qualify for the new Black Religion in the African Diaspora MAR concentration approved by the faculty this past spring. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Emilie Townes (email@example.com). All inquiries welcome and encouraged!
2007 Fall Courses
REL 768 Environmental Theologies W. Jenkins
REL 786 Liturgical Theology S. Garrigan
REL 701 Religion in American Society, 1550-1870 H. Stout
REL 914 Teaching the Bible in the Congregation Y. Smith
REL 938 Moving Images, Worship in Christian Congregations M. Fassler
REL 972 Youth, Culture, and Christian Education Y. Smith
REL 814 Christian-Muslim Dialogue L. Sanneh
REL 826 The Political Economy of Misery E. Townes
REL 828 What’s in a Text?: Charles Long’s Significations E. Townes
REL 875 Global Ethics and Sustainable Development W. Jenkins
REL 877 American Indians and Ecology J. Grim
AFAM 505 Theorizing
the Racial Formation of the
the Early Twenty-First Century
AFAM 596 African American Poets of the Modern Era R. Stepto
AFAM 723 Black
Intellectuals of the
AFAM 823 The Political Economy of Misery E. Townes
AFAM 845 What’s In a Text?: Charles Long’s Significations E. Townes
AFST/HIST 492 West African Islam L. Sanneh
2008 Spring Courses
REL 769 African American Moral and Social Thought E. Townes
AFAM 588 Autobiography in
AFAM 719 Race, Racisms, and Social Theory A. Nelson
AFAM 726 Black Travel and Transnationality N. Pabst
AFAM 749 Transnational Imaginaries H. Carby
AFAM 829 American Legal History: Citizenship and Race K. Cleaver
AFAM 837 African American Moral and Social Thought E. Townes
YDS Mailbox Mistake: We recently issued mailbox keys this week. There was an error in our list and you were given the key to someone else's mailbox. If your last name begins with A through M you will need to get a different key. Please bring the key you were given to Heather at the reception desk and she will give you the correct mailbox key. If you have already seen her regarding this matter please disregard this email. Again, this is only for students whose last names begin with A through M. Thank you for your help and sorry for any inconvenience.
E-mail Virus Threat: A new email security threat is upon us; we could be soon seeing messages that appear to have YouTube hyperlinks which are really links to numeric IP addresses spreading malware. So far the email team has blocked messages containing the subject "man, who filmed this thing?" Thanks, Robert Piscatelli, Divinity IT, 432-5273
Lectures and Events
Program for Spiritual Formation: The Annand Program for Spiritual Formation
invites 1st year students to join small spiritual
formation groups led by experienced spiritual directors.
These groups center around prayer and
introduce students to a variety of spiritual disciplines. This
program is a wonderful way to place your academic studies in the
context of your spiritual life and is an important part of formation for
any kind of ministry. Second and third year students are also
invited and encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity through the Annand program to meet monthly with an individual
spiritual director. Sign up for an entrance interview to
learn more about these groups, individual spiritual direction and any
other way that the Annand program may help
foster your spiritual life. Sign-up sheets are now outside the Annand Meditation Room, S-105 (across from the
are invited to a leadership conference called Music that Makes Community, to be held at
Intramural Teams: If you are interested in playing on one of the Divinity School Intramural teams this fall this is your chance! The options are: volleyball, softball (slow pitch), and soccer. All teams are co-ed. If you have questions about the days of practices, game days, skill level, etc., please email me firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a great way to get involved and meet other Div school students, professor, and other graduate and professional students. Email me if you are interested, because the season will be starting up shortly.
Auditions for Choral
to be held in Leigh Hall (
Open to all Yale students, faculty and staff
The Yale Camerata, directed by Marguerite L. Brooks, is composed of Yale students, faculty, staff, and experienced singers from the NewHaven community. The Camerata performs a widely varied spectrum of choral literature, with a special commitment to choral music of our time. Upcoming concerts include a performance of the Durufle Requiem with the New Haven Symphony, Stravinsky's Les Noces, and a joint concert with the Yale Glee Club and Yale Philharmonia performing Mendelssohn's Elias with Helmuth Rilling. Also music of Bach, Beethoven, and others. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from (first rehearsal, Sept 11).
YALE SCHOLA CANTORUM
Each choir member will receive a stipend of $30 per hour
Open to all Yale Students (undergrad, grad and professional)
The Yale Schola Cantorum, directed by Simon Carrington, is a 24-voice touring and recording chamber choir that specializes in music before 1750 and from the last 100 years. Membership in the choir is open to all full-time Yale students; each member receives a stipend. Upcoming events include a residency with Stephen Layton, a concert dedicating the new mean-tone organ in Marquand Chapel, and a workshop at a regional choral convention. Repertoire includes the music of Gibbons, Zelenka, Britten, and Mendelssohn, the Monteverdi Vespers and contemporary pieces of Berio, MacMillan, and Gubaidulina. Rehearsals are on Mondays from and Wednesdays from (first rehearsal, Sept 10). For more information about Simon Carrington at: www.simoncarrington.com.
YALE REPERTORY CHORUS and YALE RECITAL CHORUS
SING FOR CREDIT OR MONEY!
Open to all Yale Students
Repertory Chorus: Conducted by first-year conducting students, the Repertory Chorus gives two performances a year during regular rehearsal time. Eclectic repertoire. Rehearsals Mondays, (first rehearsal, Sept 10).
Recital Chorus: Conducted by second-year conducting students. Four performances and four dress rehearsals in addition to regular rehearsals. Rehearsals Thursdays, (first rehearsal, Sept 13).
OMSC Fall Reception: The
Needed/Lost and Found:
To participate in this study, or to read more about the study, go to their web-link at http://www.spiritualresearch.ca/english/home.htm. The French web-link is http://www.recherchespirituelle.ca/francais/home.htm.
For Sale/Help Available:
Books for Ruth and Esther Class: If students still need a copy of the Ruth and Esther: A Feminist Companion to the Bible (Second Series) book by Athalya Brenner book, I have a used copy with very little writing in pencil and no highlight marks for $35. Please e-mail me at email@example.com.
Ride Available: I will be commuting to the
divinity school from
Apartment Needed: I am an entering student and
my wife and I will be living in a brand new apartment building in
Babysitter Needed: I am looking for someone to take care of my delightful eleven year-old daughter after school (3:00 – 6:30) two days a week - about 7 – 10 hours (may sometimes include evenings). Some driving involved. Must have car. Good math skills a plus. Love of sports an added bonus. Homework patience a necessity. Good pay. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marquand Chapel Singers Needed: Are you interested in participating in a dynamic and energizing worship experience? Are you either an experienced singer or maybe someone who likes to sing to in the shower? Are you interested in joining a warm and welcoming community? Then come sing in the Marquand Chapel Choir! And we'll even give you the chance to try it out... Come to the Marquand Chapel Choir "Open Sing" on Thursday of BTFO from in the Chapel - all new and returning students are welcome! We will sing energizing and spiritual songs to refresh you after a long day of activities! The "Open Sing" choir will then sing a short anthem in Chapel on Friday morning. Led by conducting grad students Dominick DiOrio (MM '08) and Sooyeon Lee (MM' 08), the Marquand Chapel Choir participates in musical worship in Daily Chapel on Wednesdays and Fridays. The choir rehearses on Sundays from and Fridays from . Yale Divinity Students may elect to take the course for credit (REL911 - P Evans). All interested students are welcome to join the choir for the coming year, and may sign up for a "hearing" time for voice placement after the "Open Sing" or by emailing email@example.com. Hearings will take place Saturday afternoon, Sept 1st in Marquand Chapel. ***Generously-Paid Section Leaders also sought in all voice types! If you are interested in auditioning for one of these positions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an audition.
Part-time Youth Group Advisor: The
Looking for a small job at a great place to work? The ISM is looking for an individual(s) to assist with the bulletins for the daily chapel services in Marquand. We need help with Xeroxing, collating, and folding of the bulletins from Monday through Friday. Guaranteed fun, fast paced, and interesting. If you have questions or are interested, please contact Laura Chilton at email@example.com or call at 432-9681.
Want an easy, creative, enjoyable work-study gig? We're assembling a team of space arrangers for Marquand Chapel daily worship. If you're interested in being part of a team with regular early morning (also possible late night) responsibilities, between averaging between 3-5 hours per week (some weeks more), please send an email indicating your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must be regularly available at least two days per week from . Many thanks, Patrick Evans
Fall Welcome from the