THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

December 9, 2007

 

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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

 

 

Notice about Transcript Requests from the Registrar's Office:  Students requesting transcripts to be sent the month of December, please have your request in to the Registrar's office (Seabury, 1st floor) no later than Monday, December 17.  After that date there is no guarantee that the request can be filled before the winter recess.

                                                                                                          

From the Ministry Resource Center: The Ministry Resource Center is your alternative to Blockbuster!  Come see all the new DVDs on a wide variety of subjects.  You can check them out or watch them in the Ministry Resource Center.  You can check them out over break.

 

Lectures and Events

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Advent Party Celebration:  Following the Marquand Advent service on Tuesday night (around 8:15 pm), celebrate the beginning of Christmas with the Advent party in the Common Room.  Food and drinks will be provided, and children's activities (including a visit from Santa!!) will be held in the Commuter Lounge.

 

Writing as Ministry: I often hear (and even say) that it can be difficult to make connections between the material we study in seminary and our own spirituality.  I make those connections and deepen my own spirituality through a writing ministry I would like to share with my friends at YDS.  I write and send out e-mail meditations (called "Holy Ordinary") each weekday morning.  The meditations (based on the day's readings from the Daily Office) are very short--a couple of paragraphs--including a short Scripture passage and then a metaphorical connection to something in the everyday world.  (At the risk of hearing "You get what you pay for..." a 'subscription' to the meditations is free.)  To get on the list, you need only e-mail me at my personal address (thenewmead@yahoo.com).  Since the meditations are written each weekday, they often reflect ideas we have studied, especially in theology and Scripture classes.  You can get a look at the meditations at the website (www.holyordinary.com).  A collection of the meditations is also in my book, "Holy Ordinary: Finding God in the Everyday."  You can find it in the Divinity bookstore.  If any of this interests you, or if you'd like to talk about this or other ways to explore writing as a ministry and/or as devotional practice, please e-mail me (thenewmead@yahoo.com).  I welcome any response or any opportunity to talk with you about it.  Thanks!  Carol Mead

 

Tuesday, December 11th we are having a conversation about the subject of Speaking In Tongues.  Have you ever had this experience? Do you know others that have? What is your thinking about speaking in tongues? Is it genuine? Is it an experience you feel you are missing? Did you know that Paul talks about speaking in tongues in positive and negative ways? Is it just a Christian thing?  In the interest of sincere research on the subject we would like you to join us in the Library Seminar room L-104 at 3:30, December 11.  I am compiling information for a project paper, so the meeting will be audio recorded, however, anonymity will be respected.  There is nothing you need to bring except yourself and your interest!  Hope to see you then.  Peace, Carla Dietz Carroll

 

Yale School of Drama continues its 2007-08 Season with The Ghost Sonata by August Strindberg.  December 14, 15, 17, 18, 19 at 8pm; December 15 at 2pm.  Amidst a landscape of corrupted dreams and spiritual bankruptcy, The Ghost Sonata unearths the adventures of an idealistic young student who stumbles into a collapsing web of deceit, cruelty and greed. Strindberg's haunting play conjures mysterious apparitions and vampires in a grotesque fairytale that follows the painful quest for human salvation, where revealed truths bring new possibilities.  Running at 222 York Street (The University Theatre).  Limited seating.

 

Start growing your beards now. You can turn them into mustaches on the night of the mustache contest. Women eligible for competition. More details later.  Questions? Contact The Left Behind at matthew.riley@yale.edu or christina.groves@hotmail.com.

 

The Refectory Staff is collecting items for the Girl's Alternative to Detention Program at the St. Francis Home for Children.  If you would like to donate, please leave items in the marked box in the Refectory. Those items needed: Clothes for teenage girls, gift cards, lotions, pjs, slippers, mittens, hats, etc.  For other ideas, please check the complete list in the Refectory.  We will be delivering collected items on Friday, December, 14th.  Thank you for your generosity!!

 

 

Mark Your Calendars: On the evening of Friday, April 18th, 2008 Dale Peterson will be giving away five thousand dollars in CASH!!!! This unprecedented CASH GIVEAWAY is open to all students, faculty, and staff!!!!  Come one, come all!!! Dale's has the cash fever!!!!! He's just giving it away!!!  Don't miss out on Dale Peterson's 1st Annual CASH GIVEAWAY BONANZA!!!!!  DISCLAIMER: Dale Peterson is not giving away cash. Dale Peterson does not endorse this email. Dale Peterson does not have "cash fever." Dale Peterson does not approve of the word "bonanza." However, Friday the 18th of April does mark the most awesomest, most funnest, most Div Schooliest, most talentediest event of the year!!!!  DIV SCHOOL IDOL 2!!!!!!!!!!  Save the date, it's no bonanza, there's no cash, but there will be fun.  The most awesomest group on campus, The Left Behind

 

 

Please join us for an organ recital by Martin Jean.  Sunday, December 9 at 8pm, Marquand Chapel.  Featuring music of Bach, Bruhns, Bohm, and others, including a performance of Matthew Suttor's Syntagma commissioned for the new organ.  This event is free and part of Fanfare!, a celebration of the new Taylor & Boody meantone organ in Marquand Chapel.

 

Alternative Gift Market: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 from 1:00pm until 6:00pm.  The AGM provides an opportunity for members of the Yale community to purchase alternative gifts, the proceeds of which go to support a number of different causes, ranging from hunger relief, peace, justice, education, and the empowerment of women.  In honor of a friend or relative, give an alternative gift—a gift of food, medicine, livestock, or education - to areas in need overseas, nation-wide, and right here in New Haven. Enjoy alternative gift shopping and unique gifts offered by international organizations and local New Haven agencies!

 

Dominick DiOrio’s Recital: Hello YDS!  You've seen me conduct the Marquand Chapel Choir, and now I wanted to cordially invite you all to my Master of Music Degree Recital this Sunday, December 9th at 5pm in Marquand Chapel.  The concert features music of Scheidt, Kodály, Buxtehude, MacMillan, and Bach, and attempts to reinterpret the traditional expectation of "Come" associated with the Advent season as a uniform call for peace in a violent world.  All are welcome, and the recital is free of charge.  Hope to see you there! =) Warmly, ~Dominick DiOrio

 

Greetings!  CORE (the Committee on Racial Equality) now has a panlist!  If you'd like to receive emails to keep you in the loop on the discussions and work of CORE next semester, please send an email to be added to the list to rachel.lyle@yale.edu.  Then, look for emails from ydscore@panlists.yale.edu.  We invite your participation!  With thanks, Rachel Lyle


The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) invites applications from scholars--faculty of all ranks and graduate students--wishing to participate in the fifth annual Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory (SECT): Creative Societies/ Cultural Industries/ New Humanities?
August 11-22, 2008.  Application Deadline: January 15, 2008.  For more information, send an e-mail to the address listed below:   http://app.bronto.com/public/?q=message_preview&fn=Key&type=tracking&id=aiapvikbcnzdxfumwuqrsvsjcgmpbfe&link=auzbmezcudhvzqhnbynbovmgwyqobaa

 

Dialogue Project 2008 Tour Opportunity: I am seeking opportunities to display an inspirational public art project called Dialogue, and a documentary about the project, in 2008.   After completing a very successful national tour in 2006 (the documentary is about this tour), I am looking for universities and communities to bring the installation and documentary to next year.  Dialogue consists of nine, 5 X 7 foot freestanding screens covered with thousands of inspiring, insightful quotations from people throughout history.  Some of the 18 main themes addressed include: friends & family, wisdom, life, community and love.  You can view more information about the project at: http://www.DialogueProject.net.  One more thing: The screens are completely self-contained and leave no trace.  We don't require electricity, water, dumpsters or any other type of additional services.  The project is set-up by two people (an assistant and myself) within an hour.

 

 

Dear Divinity School, 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

 

Classifieds

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Needed/Lost and Found:

 

Lost Amber Earring: I lost one hanging amber earring somewhere between inside and outside the great hall on this past Wednesday afternoon.  If anyone has any information, please share.  This earring was part of a precious set that I have had for years.  Thank you so much, Kathleen (kathleen.turner@yale.edu)

 

Metal Detector Needed: Does anyone happen to have a metal detector? One of Bev's friends dropped his wedding ring and needs help finding it.  He knows the approximate area where he dropped the ring, so it should only take a few minutes to locate it once we get going.  Thanks, Dave Miller (dave.miller@yale.edu)

 

Employment:

 

Catsitter Needed: I am looking for a (paid) catsitter to care for my cats in my apartment over the holidays. It's for two different week-long stints: December 24-Jan 1, Jan 6-11.  If you are a cat-lover with transportation to the Westville neighborhood, who would like a little extra cash, please let me know!  Thanks, Susan Olson

 

Teach a College Seminar at Yale: The Yale College Council (YCC) committee is working towards the expansion of the undergraduate residential college seminar program.  The YCC has discovered that many graduate students aren't aware that they have the opportunity to teach residential college seminars to Yale undergrads (for a stipend of $9,380 per semester).  To teach the seminars, you must either be an ABD doctoral student or a graduate student in your final year of study.  Applications to teach are due approximately six to eight months before the course would be scheduled to begin (i.e. applications for next September are due in January).  Information on course proposals and the application is available online at www.yale.edu/collegeseminar.  (Also, Danielle Tumminio, aka me, your fun and friendly Q-Source Editor, will be teaching a college seminar in the spring and would be happy to answer any questions about the application process.  Just send an e-mail to danielle.tumminio@yale.edu).

 

Kaplan Teachers Needed: Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions is seeking part-time teachers to prepare students for admission exams.  If you scored well on your admission test and would like to help others do the same, apply today!  Our teachers come from diverse backgrounds but share a common goal in their commitment to helping students achieve higher test scores.  We currently have the following positions available: Part-time SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT Instructors.  Earn excellent pay ($20+/hour to start).  Enjoy a flexible work schedule.  Excellent resume builder.  Develop your teaching and presentation skills.  20 plus hours of paid teacher training.  No minimum number of hours required per week.  Teacher auditions will be held on the dates below, and teacher training will begin shortly after.  To learn more about teaching for Kaplan, or to apply to teach at our New Haven center, located at 970 Chapel Street in Downtown New Haven, please call 203.789.1169 or email Jennifer Eburg, Academic Manager, at jennifer.eburg@kaplan.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!  Teacher Auditions: Friday, January 11 at 2 pm and Wednesday, January 16 at 5 pm. 

 

I am looking for a person (or people) to supervise a small group of young children in a church nursery on several upcoming Sunday mornings: December 23, December 30, January 6, and January 13.  Hours are 9:15am to 12:15pm on Sunday mornings.  Compensation is competitive.  The church is within walking distance of YDS and is on the Yale shuttle line.  If interested, please email erinn.staley@yale.edu.  Thanks!

 

Housing:

 

Hi all, I'm having to move out of my room at 254 Prospect St., and I thought it'd be great to pass it on to a fellow Div student.  The details are as follows: 254 Prospect St is a Yale graduate dorm, for single students.  The rent for my room is $2995 for the semester, and it includes heat and all utilities, free cable, wireless internet connection, and the room's furnished.  There's a kitchen in the basement, which has two large 4-hob electric cookers, two sinks, and a big table.  The dorm subscribes to the NY Times and a bunch of other magazines which get delivered regularly.  There's a small social fee which you also pay for the dorm which pays for things like movie nights, pizza and games, and the occasional barbecue (yes, we have a barbecue in the back yard).  I've had a great time in this house, and I'm sorry to be leaving. Please let me know if you're interested in taking this room next semester. Best wishes, Richard (richard.smith@yale.edu) 

 

 

Worship Opportunities

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Lessons and Carols service: Please join the Episcopal Church at Yale this Sunday for our annual Service of Nine Lessons & Carols.   The festivities will begin at 5pm, Sunday, December 9th, in Dwight Chapel on Old Campus downtown.  Our own Zach Hemenway and Vaughn Mauren will lead a choir of over 40 voices (including Zach's kids from Guilford!) in some of the finest music of the season.  We hope you can join us for an evening of wonderful music, and stay for dinner following.

 

 

Another Lessons and Carols Service: Join us this Sunday at 10.00 AM for our annual Lessons and Carols service.  Hear some of the central stories of our faith and listen to the voices of angels as they sing to the delight of our ears and spirits.  Also the Handbell Choir from United will grace our service this Sunday.  Children should go immediately to the Parish House for pageant practice.  Remember, bring in your hats, mittens, gloves and scarves this Sunday as well as toys to put under the tree.  Needy children in our city will appreciate your generosity!

 

This Week in Marquand:

 

Monday: The Feast of la Virgen de Guadalupe

Tuesday: A Carol Sing for the End of Term

Services begin at 10:30am.  All are Welcome.

 

Also, don’t forget our special Advent Service this week!  The service is on Tuesday, December 11 at 7pm.