THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

November 30, 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 http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.html. All submissions must be e-mailed to danielle.tumminio@yale.edu  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

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YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL

Final Exam Schedule

First Semester, 2007-2008

Monday, December 17

 

9-12 noon

Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (Sharp)

Niebuhr Hall

 

Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (Sharp)

Latourette S223

 

Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (Sharp)

Bushnell S200

9-12 noon

Rel. 728

Beginning Medieval Latin (Johnson)

Wood Sem. Rm. S117

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 601

N.T. Interpretation (Hultin)

Niebuhr Hall

 

Rel. 601

N.T. Interpretation (Hultin)

Latourette S223

 

Rel. 601

N.T. Interpretation (Hultin)

Great Hall

 

Tuesday, December 18

 

9-12 noon

Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (Volf)

Niebuhr Hall

 

Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (Volf)

Latourette S223

 

Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (Volf)

Bushnell S200

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 791

UCC Polity (Townsley)

Bushnell S101

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 798

Anglican Theol/Hist II ECUSA/Anglican C

Niebuhr Hall

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 19

 

9-11 a.m.

Rel. 618

Intermediate Greek (Gundry-Volf)

Broholm

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 605

Elementary N.T. Greek (Brand)

Broholm

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 604

Elementary Hebrew (Hoffer)

Wood Sem. Rm. S117

                       

Thursday, December 20

 

9-11 a.m.

Rel. 720

History of Xn. Theol. To 451 (Martens)

Niebuhr Hall

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 674

Intermediate Hebrew (Hoffer)

S212

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 676

Adv. Biblical Hebrew: Prose (Baden)

Library 104

 

Friday, December 21

 

9-11 a.m.

Rel. 782

Foundations of Xn. Worship (Spinks, Berger)

Great Hall

2-3:30 p.m.

Rel. 824

Theological Aesthetics (Hare)

Niebuhr Hall

 

 

 

 

Want to Compute in Biblical Hebrew and Greek?
Come to a
BIBLICAL COMPUTING FAIR!
 
YDS Common Room
Thursday, December 6
4:00-5:00 pm
Mediterranean refreshments

 

  • Get your computer (PC or MAC) set up for typing and printing reliably in Hebrew and/or Greek
  • Test a new Biblical Computing Web Site hosted by the YDS Library
  • Learn how to prepare your homework in Hebrew or Greek on your own computer
  • Avoid a meltdown when it comes time to print out Hebrew or Greek quotations in a term paper.
  • Learn more about other tools for the study and research of texts in Hebrew and Greek available through the Yale University Library.
  • Meet other students, faculty and staff with experience and interests in biblical language computing

 
Come to a special event this Thursday to learn how to install unicode Greek and/or Hebrew fonts, keyboards, and browser settings on your computer.  Bring your laptop and our experts* will install the fonts for you or walk you through the process for home installation.
 
*Biblical Language Team:  Matt Croasmun, Religious Studies Grad student & CLS; Chris Stroup, MAR; Tim Garrison, ITS; Suzanne Estelle-Holmer, Divinity Library

Sponsored by the YDS Library, the Yale Center for Language Study and YDS ITS.
For more information contact:  Suzanne.Estelle-Holmer@yale.edu

 

From the Ministry Resource Center: The Ministry Resource Center can provide Advent/Christmas resources for worship and dramas, activities for the congregation, AIDS and other social justice resources, Middle East peace resources, church history and biblical review DVDs and videos, and resources on everything congregations care about.  Save time!  Come and see how we can be helpful!

 

Lectures and Events

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Christmas Present for YDS Staff: Dear Students, Each Christmas, we present a gift of money to the members of the Divinity School custodial, dining hall, grounds, and security staff, as one way of expressing our appreciation for the important service they offer to our community each day.  This gift of money is based on your individual contributions and is presented to our colleagues on the last day of work before the Christmas holiday.  If you would like to contribute to the gift, please make your donation in cash to me.  If it is necessary for you to write a check, you may do so (make it payable to "Dale Peterson"), but a cash contribution is preferred.  You may hand your contribution to me directly, or leave it for me at my office.  We will collect contributions from Friday, November 30th through Friday, December 14th.  This expression of appreciation to these friends and colleagues is an enduring and heartfelt tradition of the Divinity School community.  This is one way we can offer thanks to these individuals who make our daily routines in this place more enjoyable and productive.  If you have questions or concerns, please let me know.  Thank you.  Gratefully, Dale Peterson, Dean of Students

 

January Conference on Violence and Religion: The Trinity Institute will be running a three day conference called “Religion and Violence” featuring Katherine Jefferts Schori, James H. Cone, Susannah Heschel, James Carroll, and Tariq Ramadan.  The conference will run from January 21-23.  For more information, visit www.trinitywallstreet.org/institute.

 

Mark Cutolo’s Ordination: You are all especially welcome and invited to attend my ordination as a deacon which shall take place on the Saturday before Christmas, also the first day of winter.  Your prayers and presence are most welcome!  Where: St. John's-Grace Episcopal Church, Buffalo, New York; When:  Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 11:00am.  It will be a festive occasion, and I hope you can come.  Best, Mark Cutolo

 

Travel to New Orleans this Spring Break for Yearly Interfaith Service Trip: We will not help build houses but Homes. We will reflect on our faith and service. We will experience authentic Louisianan night life and cuisine. We will experience New Orleans!  Together!  Last Info session Sunday, 12/2 at 8 PM. Applications due by Dec. 13th.  At University Chaplain's Office (Bingham Entryway D Basement)  Want to look at service work through an interfaith lens?  Want to make an impact on post Katrina New Orleans? Love jazz music and Creole culture? Check out the second annual interfaith New Orleans volunteer trip.  Can't make the info session but want more info? Email tamika.aaron@yale.edu or megan.goldman@yale.edu.

 

Showing of Call Me Malcolm: The entire YDS community is invited to join the Coalition in celebrating Trans Awareness Week at Yale from December 1-6. In particular, the Coalition will be hosting a showing of the movie: Call Me Malcolm, Monday 12/3 at 7pm, Niebuhr Hall.  Snacks provided!  Call Me Malcolm is a documentary feature about a transgender seminary student, and his struggle with faith, love, and gender identity.  For more information, see www.callmemalcolm.com. A brief discussion will follow the film.

 

The Yale World Fellows Program presents The Plays of Huzir Sulaiman, December 2nd and 3rd at 8:00pm, Nick Chapel Theater, Trumbull College.  Join us as Huzir Sulaiman -- one of Southeast Asia's most critically-acclaimed playwrights and a 2007 Yale World Fellow -- presents a series of readings of his work.

 

OMSC Christmas Reception: Come to the Overseas Ministries Study Center for the Christmas party on Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Held at OMSC, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. Christmas music will be provided by the residents' choir. Directions: www.omsc.org/directions.html or (203) 624-6672.

 

ONE, the Movie:  Come see it on Friday, December 7th in Niebuhr Hall at 7:15 pm.  Free and open to the public, followed by Q&A with the filmmakers. 

 

Reimbursement for AAR/SBL: Hi Fellow Students!  I just want to clarify how the forms work to get reimbursed from the GPSS for AAR/SBL.  There are two forms on the website. (http://www.yale.edu/gpss/Funding/PDTF.html).  The first is the Professional Development Travel Fund (PDTF) form for upcoming conferences.  That deadline was, unfortunately, November 15th.  The second form is the PDTF reimbursement form.  This form is to reimburse you if you missed the deadline or did not receive enough money from GPSS the first time, or if your school did not provide you with enough funding.  Since I did not get this information to you in time to have you fill out the PDTF form for upcoming conferences, please fill out the form for to be reimbursed.  I apologize sincerely for this delay.  These forms are due 30 days after the conference, which I estimated to be December 15th. –Christina Groves

 

The Yale University School of Nursing is pleased to be hosting the 4th Annual East Coast Nursing Consortium Career Days program from 11:00 am–2:00 pm on December 7, 2007.  We hope your students can come to the Yale University School of Nursing that day to network with local and national health care organizations and educational institutions as they recruit talented individuals in the New Haven area. It will be an excellent opportunity for your students as they begin to concentrate on their professional endeavors.  In addition to our own students, we are inviting students from Yale College, the Graduate School, other Yale Professional Schools, and the Greater New Haven area colleges and universities. I've attached a flier announcing the event.  We would appreciate if you could distribute it to your students or post them around your school.  If you have any questions, or need additional fliers, please feel free to contact Joan Katko at (203) 737-2257 or joan.katko@yale.edu.

 

 

 

Celebrate Medievalist Publications!  December 3rd at 5.30PM. Labyrinth Books.  Please join us for a celebration of two new publications from medievalists in Yale's English Department. We will be celebrating the publication of Jessica Brantley's Reading in the Wilderness: Private Devotion and Public Performance in Late Medieval England and Alastair Minnis's Fallible Authors: Chaucer's Pardoner and Wife of Bath.  Both are just out this month.  For more information about the books, please visit http://www.labyrinthbooks.com/events_detail.aspx?evtid=277.  To RSVP or ask questions call 203.787.2848.

 

The Lutheran Student Organization, in cooperation with Bethesda Lutheran Church, is pleased to offer for sale handcrafts from the Pangani Lutheran Children's Center in Nairobi, Kenya, a ministry of the Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church.  The Center reaches out to "street girls" in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Nairobi.  The Center provides a support network for getting young girls off the streets and into school.  Besides counseling and health care, the Center provides uniforms and text books so the girls can succeed in school.  (For more information on the Center and its work, see http://www.kelc.or.ke/women/plcc.htm).  Bethesda Lutheran Church is a supporter of this ministry.

 

Christmas Trees for Yale School of Forestry: It's that time of year again.  As we begin to fix our anticipatory gaze on the manger, let us all remember that we have the opportunity to celebrate Christmas in such a way that nurtures the relationship we have with the Earth.  This year, please consider choosing sustainably and locally grown Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, and swags harvested at Yale's own student-run Yale Myers Forest in Union, Ashford, Eastford, and Woodstock, CT.  There's always a choice!

-Rachel

 

Signed Books for Christmas: Dear Friends, It's that time of year again!  Please keep in mind Monuments and Churches for all those beloved hard-to-buy-fors on your Christmas list.  I'm happy to inscribe copies of the books, available in the YDS Bookstore but am at school on Mondays and Wednesdays only, so plan ahead!  Uncle Fred and Auntie Twinkle will thank you!  Many thanks, Judith Dupré

 

Call for Submissions from Maroon, the African-American Studies Journal at Yale: Founded and edited by Yale University graduate students, Maroon brings together texts that reflect a bounty of inquiry within multiple methodologies of African-American Studies. As the field continues to expand, we seek to critically engage its various creative, political, and/or academic discourses. Accordingly, we encourage submissions of diverse genres, styles, viewpoints, and sensibilities that explore issues in African-American Studies.  You may recall that we circulated a call for submissions last Spring; while we received a number of exquisite works, we require more such contributions to produce a journal of the breadth and quality we envision. We hope, ultimately, to illuminate something of the past, to address the critical concerns of our present, and to gesture toward future stories yet to be told or even imagined.  Please note that the deadline for submissions for the Spring 2008 issue is Friday, December 14th, 2007. Submissions should not exceed25 pages in length. Please email all queries as well as submissions (in MSWord document format) to yalemaroon@yahoo.com. We look forward to reviewing your work.  -The Maroon Editorial Board

 

Decorating YDS for Christmas: Christmas season is upon us, and the festivities are beginning...  Come to the Common Room on December 7th for a tree trimming-themed Friday Fellowship.  Our own Dale Peterson will be hanging the ceremonial first ornament.  Come for eggnog, Christmas cookies, holiday music, and ornament making.  Because you are never too old to make bells out of egg cartons (but you may be too old to give them to your mom as a Christmas present).  Stay after the Advent service on December 11 for the Advent party.  Students, families, faculty, and staff are all welcome.  There will be food, drinks, children's activities (Santa might even show up), and holiday merriment.  Semi-formal attire is requested (and gives your friends the chance to show how well you clean up).  Also, we are still looking for volunteers for the Advent Party! Set-up, clean-up, decorations, bartending, children's activities, and publicity committees are forming.  Please email caroline.levy@yale.edu or brandon.johnson@yale.edu if you are interested.

 

Sphere Seeking Submissions: Yale University's Sphere magazine, a publication dedicated to exploring what it means to be a global citizen is seeking submissions. The magazine includes work of all mediums and covers culture, politics, music, fashion, and travel. It also features a diverse group of writers and artists that is growing everyday. The upcoming issue will focus on immigration.  Please send your submissions to cara@spheremagazine.com.

 

Information on Winter Intramurals: If you are interested in playing winter intramural athletics for the divinity school please read on!  The winter season begins in January (after the winter break).  The sports will include basketball and volleyball.  There will be a co-ed recreational league for those who are out to have fun.  There will also be a competitive league for those with previous playing experience and are looking for some competition.  Volleyball games are played on Saturday or Sunday. Basketball games are played on Sunday.  Starting this Friday there will be open gym at Payne Whitney for those interested in playing some pick-up basketball.  Games usually are played in the big gym on the bottom floor (passed the crew tanks).  These games are played with and against other folks from all around the Yale community and tend to be pretty fast paced.  Meet on the courts around 3:30 if you are interested.  Please email bethany.davidson@yale.edu if you want your name added to an email list for either volleyball or basketball.  Please specify which sport (volleyball or basketball) and which league (competitive or co-rec) you are interested in.  Email me for more information.  Thanks, Bethany

 

 

Classifieds

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Needed/Lost and Found:

 

Lost Keys: Our friend Jan Fournier has had her keys take a walk. If you find a set, please return them to security!

 

A Threat from Micah!  If you want to avoid Mug Madness, please read! Hello.  I hope you are doing well.  I am.  My name is Micah.  I'm the manager at Holy Grounds.  Our mugs are disappearing.  If you have them somewhere (home, your car, hidden outside on the quad), please return them immediately.  We are currently running at approximately 43.63% of our original mug supply.  We MUST get these back this week for taking inventory.  If you do not return them, I'll push the "all mugs self-destruct" button.  That would be bad for your (home, car, secret area on the quad).  Trust me.  Micah

 

Seeking Pick-up Truck:  I'm seeking to rent a pick-up truck for a short period of time.  I just need to move a table a short distance, and I could run this errand and have the truck back to you in under an hour.  Would gladly pay $25 for the use of the truck.  If interested, please e-mail jeremy.hultin@yale.edu.

 

For Sale:

 

Phones for Sale: Now that I've made the move to an iPhone, I am selling my two Blackberry phones from AT&T (formerly Cingular).  I have an 8800 (missing the headset, but comes with car charger, extra battery, and charging stand) for $100 and an 8700c (missing the  headset, but had charging stand) for $50.  Both come with cases.    Contact  me via email if interested: emilie.townes@yale.edu. Available on a first come basis.

 

Television for Sale: For sale is a 24-inch Sony Trinitron television with remote. It is in good condition and has a beautiful picture and component cable inputs on the back for better video and audio quality. The only issue is that it infrequently shifts the picture one row of pixels too low; leaving a pixel row color spectrum at the top of the screen. It's a very minor inconvenience and is very infrequent, but is worth mentioning.  We are selling it for $120 or best offer.  If you're interested, e-mail vicki.i@yale.edu!

 

Housing:

 

Available Apartment: One bedroom.  Lease available.  Rent $950 month.  Available January 1, 2008.  210-220 Park Street (Yale Graduate Student Building) Apt. 203.  1 Bedroom Apartment, large kitchen (with storage closet), large living room.  Bedroom has 2 closets.  Entrance hall has walk in closet.  Heat and water included.

 

Shared Housing Needed: Hi, my name is Chris Schweitzer. I'm looking for shared housing starting Jan 1, 2008 or thereabouts.  I am interested in living with people interested in exploring some form of community. Having some friends from the Div School community I thought this would be a good place to start. I've been in different Catholic Worker communities for ten years and will soon be working at a non-profit in New Haven.  Would like to find affordable housing ($500ish) with folks who care about simplicity and the environment - and possibly open to offering limited hospitality to folks in need of short term housing (refugees, etc). If there's space for a garden, that would be great!  Thank you so much, Chris Schweitzer, caschweitzer2000@yahoo.com

 

 

Worship Opportunities

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Advent Lessons and Carols at Christ Church: A Procession of Advent Lessons & Carols Advent Sunday, December 2 at 5:00pm.  Christ Church, New Haven invites the whole community to begin Advent with a Service which has been a seasonal favorite in New Haven for years.  The Choir and Organ offer the music of Harold Darke, Gustav Holst, Robert Lehman, Boris Ord, Elizabeth Poston, John Tavener, Ralph Vaughan Williams, & Charles Wood with hymns of the season: Anglican tradition at its most beautiful in the gothic splendor of Christ Church.  All are welcome!  Broadway & Elm Street , across from the Yale Bookstore.  (203) 865-6354 / www.ChristChurchNH.org

 

Advent Lessons and Carols at the University Church: The University Church and the University Chaplain's Office invite you to a Service of Lessons & Carols with music by the choirs of the University Church, Marquand Chapel, and the Episcopal Church at Yale.  Sunday, December 2nd, 7:00 p.m. in Battell Chapel.  This is a wonderful way to begin the season of Advent

 

Noonday Prayer in Nouwen Chapel: As you negotiate the demands and opportunities of the academic season, the liturgical season, and all else in your busy life, you are invited to take advantage of Quiet Prayer Time daily from 12:00 noon to 12:50 p.m. in the Nouwen Chapel. Come away for a little while, once a week or every day. Rest in the peace and silence of that beautiful chapel. Be still and know that you are a beloved child of God. Find new energy and focus for the things to which God is calling you. Quiet Prayer Time is a completely unstructured time of silence and prayer sponsored by the Committee for Spiritual Formation and the Practice of Faith. It will continue daily through the end of the spring semester. Come and find rest for your soul!

 

Morning Prayer Opportunity at 7:30am: Everyone is invited to begin the school week with prayer, every Monday at 7:30 am in the Yale Black Seminarians office, which is located in Fisher Hall.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Have a joyful weekend, Kevin Williams

 

Another Morning Prayer Opportunity at 6:30am: Iljea Lee and I have started a Morning Praise and SingSong Ministry that begins at 6:30 a.m. and concludes at 7:15 a.m. We meet every day of the week at Marquand. Our goal is to rise to a daybreak that is wondrously clear with prayer and loud praise onto God. All are welcome to participate in this special service that promise to resurrect the mind and spirit for the task ahead.  In Service, Mary Ezenwa

 

This Week in Marquand

Monday: A Service in Honor of World AIDS Day

Tuesday: Prayers for Peace in a Time of War.

Wednesday: Sung Morning Prayer: Many Are the Tongues We Speak

Thursday: Klezmer Worship, during Hanukah

Friday: Community Eucharist, with Carolyn Sharp, Associate Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, preaching, and Dale Peterson, Associate Dean of Students  presiding,

 

10:30am.    All are Welcome!