February 8, 2008


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


Application for the Two Brothers Fellowship


The Two Brothers Fellowship (YDS Bulletin, p. 139), which is designated for support of biblical or archaeological study.  One or more substantial awards will be made for the summer of 2008, with preference given to students who have a clear interest in doing advanced work in their proposed course of study.


1. Your name.


2. Address and e-mail address.


3. Proposed course of study.


4. Estimated budget.


5. Name of faculty member who might be contacted regarding the student’s work in Bible





GPSS Professional Development Travel Fund Round 2 Applications are due February 15th, 2008 at 5PM. If you have attended or plan to attend any professional development event (i.e. Conference, etc.) outside New Haven from January 1, 2008-April 30, 2008 you are eligible to apply! Events after or on May 1, 2008 must apply during Round 3. Students in the GSAS must first apply to the GSA Conference Travel Fund (CTF) and become eligible for the GPSS PDTF if they are rejected by the GSA CTF. For more information please visit us at or e-mail the GPSS PDTF Administrator at  Thanks!


New CPE Program in Hartford: Here's the info about the new program in Hartford for Yale Div students who are looking at CPE programs.  The official name is: "Partners in CPE: Mercy Community Health and Saint Francis Hospital." We will begin a full time summer unit on May 27th. Saint Francis Hospital is an acute care hospital with all major services and educational program. Mercy Community Health includes Saint Mary Home (a skilled nursing facility), The McAuley (retirement community), and Mercy Home Care and Hospice. There will be a rich variety of pastoral experience for students.  One of the unique aspects of Partners in CPE is that it is "faith based." Spiritual care is built into the fabric of the entities.  Medical and nursing staff know the chaplain as an integral part of the healing team. The administrations are fully supportive of this new endeavour and are excited about the advent of CPE.  In addition to the summer unit, we plan to offer an extended CPE unit from mid-September to mid-April.  Some info about me as a CPE supervisor: I have been doing CPE supervision for 38 years including eleven years at Hartford Hospital and five years at the HealthCare Chaplaincy in NYC. I am an Episcopal priest.  I would welcome any inquiries about this CPE offering. Thanks again for your help.  John K. Swift, Rel.D., CPE Supervisor, Saint Francis Hospital, 860 714-7320.


YDS scholarship opportunity from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee: Yale Divinity School female students have a scholarship opportunity through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Our scholarship application deadline is March 15.  For more information, go to


Faculty Review: A committee from the YDS Board of Permanent Officers is engaged in the second year review of Assistant Professor Jan Holton.  In the course of such a review it is standard policy to solicit student assessments of faculty work in the classroom, as an advisor, and in other academic and professional capacities.  Frances Sink (M.Div) will be coordinating the student responses to this request and will make a report to the review committee, which will in turn report to the larger bodies.  Students may email or speak with her directly regarding Professor Holton. Frances will be available to receive your comments on Monday, February 18, from 12:30-1:30 and Tuesday, February 19, from 12:30-1:30 in S202. Alternative times to meet can be arranged on request.  We are grateful for your assistance, Nora Tubbs Tisdale, Chair


Invitation to Ministry Resource Center Workshops on Holy Week Resources and Brief Bible Studies: 

Thursday, Feb. 14, 12-1: Resources for Holy Week in Congregations: a Workshop

Tuesday, February 19, 12-1: Brief Bible Study for a Church Meeting

You are invited to the Ministry Resource Center for these workshops and others scheduled at times that you request.  Topics include:

Steps in Changing a Congregation's Schedule so that Children, Youth, and Adults Can Participate Fully in the Congregation's Worship

Reading the Scripture with Work in Mind

Group Lectio Divina Process:  Praying the Scripture in Small Groups

Resources for Lent Groups/Retreats

Transforming Topics for groups in your Congregation

Worship and Eco-Justice Resources

Adult Learning Groups: Related to Current Events

Resources for Youth Ministry involving Families

Identifying and Inviting: Leaders or Participants

Hospitality for Guests in Congregations

Bible Study for Everyone: Using bible dictionaries, various translations, and study bibles


Porter and Field Prizes Announced: Applications to compete for the John Addison Porter and Theron Rockwell Field Prizes are now available. A brief description of each prize and an application form (same form is used for both prizes) is available at: http:// and http://  A completed application form must accompany each entry. To ensure fairness, entries will be accepted no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, April 3.



Lectures and Events



Single Adult Opportunities in Preparation for Valentine’s Day: If you are a single adult (college age and up) and like to help other people then come to the Connect Food Bank's 2nd Annual "Sort & Mingle for Singles" event on Wednesday, February 13 from 5-8.  Visit www.ctfoodbank.cor/news/calendar.cfm to learn more and reserve your spot.


Founding a School of Liberation Center: Greetings All, I want to explore, as well as develop a pilot project centered on the founding principles of Liberation Theology. Because of the magnitude of this project, I am looking for a few committed student servant leaders who will be willing to collaborate with me in the task of further developing a broadened and detailed project outline for a school of Liberation Center at Ghana. Funds are already coming in for this project, and that just means it is beginning to stir some excitement. I am hoping that this can be a collective project through working alongside with a few divinity students who are passionate about creating a beacon of hope in Africa. Your insights and experiences are truly needed, and will make a big difference. If you are interested, please send a brief email that can give me some idea as to why this is something you would like to be a part off. You can reach me at or  I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Hey Divinity Upstanders!  CT Needs you!  The Connecticut Teach Against Genocide Campaign needs your help in passing and helping to implement legislation to have genocide education included in the curricula of Connecticut secondary schools.  Below are the simple but very important asks with which CT needs your help!

* Come to our lobby day on February 19th and bring your friends!  Please RSVP by emailing  Mia Farrow will be speaking.  Call and write your legislators! Tell them why you support this bill and ask them to support it, too.

* Get your classmates, faculty, staff, parents, and everyone you know to sign our petition!  Please send us the petitions after they are full (address below).

* Come to the Hearing on February 22nd.  We want to flood the  floor, inside and out, with supporters!

For fifty years ’Round-the-World Women has welcomed women from other countries to New Haven, has assisted in their orientations and adjustment to a new community, and has provided social situations where new friends are made and new experiences shared.  ’Round-the-World Women meet weekly on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 205 Edwards Street in New Haven. Please use the entrance on Livingston Street.  Below please find our current spring program:

·         February 12: Valentine’s Day Crafts.

·         February 19: Lecture on Yabusame (Japanese archery).

·         February 26: Coffee and Cake at Coordinator’s house.

·         March 4: Introduction to First Aid.

·         March 11: Introduction to Digital Photography.

·         March18: Traditional Russian Easter Crafts.

·         March 25: Tour of New Haven’s Art Galleries.

·         April 1: Absolute favorite destinations.

·         April 8: Tour of the historic Grove Street Cemetery.

·         April 15: Food and music from Peru.

·         April 22: Cherry blossoms on Wooster Square.

·         April 29: Mother’s Day Crafts.

·         May 6: Nearby State Parks and other places of interest.

·         May 13: Annual Spring Luncheon.


Present at Renewing Hope Conference Forum: Please be aware that you are not required to have a finished paper to present. You need an abstract expressing your thesis and/or findings, along with enough of a PowerPoint at the actual event to present your ideas clearly and persuasively ­making this a great opportunity to “concentrate the mind wonderfully” on ideas that you might want to craft into a formal paper in the future while adding a Yale presentation credit to your CV. The time allotment of about 20 minutes is time enough for the presentation of the equivalent of five to seven double-spaced pages.


Save the date!  Faculty Spirituality Series with Prof. John Hare will occur on February 19th at 6pm.  The location is TBA.  Wine, cheese, and light refreshments will be provided.  The Faculty Spirituality Series is an opportunity for students to hear their professors talk openly about their own religious and spiritual backgrounds and how they integrate faith into the world of the academy.  There will be time for questions and open discussion.  All are welcome!


Exploring the Post-Secular: Please join us on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for “From the Square: Exploring the Post-Secular,” a public dialogue with Philip Gorski, Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative Research and the Initiative on Religion, Politics and Society at Yale University, and John Torpey, Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, moderated by host Craig Calhoun, University Professor of the Social Sciences at NYU.


Advocacy Day: This year, March 7-10th, over a thousand Christians are expected to gather in Washington D.C. to be advocates for justice and peace in the annual Ecumenical Advocacy Day conference.  This year the Eco-Theology track of the conference will focus primarily on global climate change and how it’s affecting all of God's creation.  Register before February 15th in order to get the discounted rate.  Highlights, so far, include: Eco-Theology led by eco-theologian and author, Dr. Catherine Keller, Climate Change in the Asia Pacific, Bordering on Disaster:  Social and Environmental Injustice on the Border, Climate and Church: How Global Climate Change Will Impact Core Church Ministries, Faithful Security: Nuclear Weapons, Contamination and Environmental Health.  And, more information about advocacy days is here:  Register before February 15th in order to get the discounted rate.  Let me know if you have any questions, and please forward this to anyone you know who would want to know about this.  Thanks!  Adam Bray


Call for water: The chapel team and the Catholic group would like to invite people to bring water to chapel on Friday February 22, for the Foot Washing Service.  We ask that you bring a small amount of water from your house, a special place that you have been, wherever you may be traveling to this week, or wherever you may have water from.  The water will be used in the Foot Washing and will not be returned.  Thanks.  Peace Rachel Valente (


The Anglo Saxon Studies Colloquium announces The Fourth Annual ASSC Graduate Student Conference called “Pleasure in Anglo Saxon England.”  This conference will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2008.  Conference sessions take place in the Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 119a, 320 York St.


Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics and Yale University's School of Management, Center for Business and the Environment presents James Gustave Speth, Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies on the topic “Capitalism and the Environment: The Coming Transformation.”  This talk will occur on February 14th, 4:30 pm-6:00 pm in GM Room, Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue.  For further information, contact  Refreshments will be served.


Hello, All students at Yale Divinity School: You are invited to eat a free breakfast with ethics faculty candidates in the coming weeks.  Please read carefully the details below.  Please not that an RSVP is necessary attend these events!  First, each candidate will have a breakfast with 6 YDS students at 8 am on the day of his/her visit (dates below).  Second, each candidate will give a job talk to which the entire community will be invited (more details to come).  If you would like to be one of those lucky 6 who get to meet the candidates for breakfast, there is still space. Email me at if you can make one of these dates:

Monday, Feb 25th: Elizabeth Phillips

Tuesday, Feb 26th: Fred Simmons

Monday, March 3rd: Brian Sorrells

Wednesday, March 5: Stephen Bush

Thursday, March 6: James Logan

All breakfasts will be held in the Jonathan Edwards dining room at 8am.


Come see Elm Shakespeare at the Lawn Club!  Tickets available at







Needed/For Free/Lost and Found:


Calling All Your Extra Reusable Bags!  The critical mass has been achieved - reusable bags are now everywhere!  Gone are the days when we were only given the option to choose 'paper or plastic' on the supermarket checkout line. In fact, many of us have become so overzealous in our reusable bag usage that we may have developed a stockpile of them.  So, if you’ve got extras….I’ll take them!  If you are able, please consider donating your extra reusable bags to someone who could benefit greatly from having one. You may recall from my earlier request for Turkey points-thank you!-that through my supervised ministry, I'm working with individuals in various stages of learning to live with mental illness and substance abuse tendencies.  This semester, I'll be doing an informative series on tips for 'green living.' Our first one is on cutting back on disposable bag usage.  So, if you have any extra reusable bags lying around—large or small—please leave them in a marked box near the sideboard in the Common Room. I'll be taking them up until 8:30 AM Monday.  Again, thank you!  In gratitude, Rachel Holmes (on behalf of my friends at Fellowship Place)


Debbie Downer Announcement: Not that anyone really wants this, but if you happened to lose a parking ticket today, it flew into my side view mirror. It is for a Ford with CT License Plate 06CX56. I wouldn't want you to run into problems down the line because of wind and my paper-hungry mirror.  Mike Giaquinto


Free Lenten Booklets: Episcopal Relief and Development has sent us some wonderful Lenten Devotional Books that Explore the Millennium Development Goals. If you would like a copy, I will leave them outside the Berkeley offices.  Peace be with you, Hillary Dowling


Video Camera to borrow: Hi Div Schoolers!  Do you have a video camera that you'd be willing to let me borrow (and take excellent care of) for a few days?  It doesn't matter what kind of camera it is, I just need to make a video, and don't have a camera myself.  If you could help me out, please email me:  Thanks, Christy


Lost Books Found: Two books have been left at the reception desk.  One of them is The Ship of Fools By Sebastian Bryant and the other is Plato: Five Dialogues. Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo.  This book has markings in the pages and underlinings in pen.  If either of these books are yours please come to claim them at the reception desk.  Thanks.  ~Heather Amero


Ring Found in Niebuhr: A ring that has two hands holding a heart with a crown on top of it...far too small for my hands. If it's yours come claim it at the lost and found (aka my desk). Mike Giaquinto


GPS Device Found!  I found what seems to be a GPS device this morning on my walk to Morning Prayer (M-F 7:30am at the Berkeley Center). I haven't a clue if it belongs to someone in this community, but thought I'd see if anyone lost anything of the sort. If you have, please contact me to identify and claim it.  Thanks, Nathan Finnin


Missing Coffee Table: Hi all, I had a long brown coffee table in the hallway outside of my  apartment door (Apt. 623) on the second floor of Bellamy Hall.  That table was not up for grabs.  So if you took my table, I sincerely ask that you would return it.  Thanks in advance, Cory Hunter


Lost Nalgene!  A beloved Nalgene has gone missing for over 5 days. It is made of dark gray high and low density polyethylene with a blue lid, has a green outing club sticker and many scratches. Last seen in Latourette.  May contain water. If seen, please bring to front desk or contact Freddie Ghesquiere, as it is greatly missed.  And because this notification is kinda boring and must therefore conform to the Luce protocol, here's a link to a 5 second video of a chipmunk being funny:


For Sale:


Car for Sale: 1999 Honda Civic DX 4 door Sedan.  Automatic.  150,000 miles.  Clean title and just repaired by good mechanic.  White, new looking inside and out.  After Market Radio.  With tinted windows, window guards, car 'bra' (all easily removable if desired).  Bluebook Value: $4,480, will sell for $4,200 obo. Email if interested.  I also have 14 good pictures of the car.


Housing Needed:


Apartment Needed: Yale employee seeks to rent an off-campus apartment as soon as possible.  Preference is for a large one-bedroom apartment within walking distance of the Divinity School.  Renter has Section 8 and prefers no application fees.  Please contact Brandon Johnson ( with apartment availability or for additional information.


Shore House Rental Available: Charming and renovated 4 bedroom home with water views and private beach access.  Indian Neck (Branford) 15 minutes from Yale in a quiet neighborhood.  Large front porch, great for entertaining, reading, etc. One bedroom could be a study. Hardwood floors, new heating system, new kitchen, new windows. Includes washer & dryer & off-street parking.  Owners are Div School alums and would love to have current Divies in the house for the academic or full year beginning July 1, 2008.  $1350 per month for 2 students or $1450 per month for 3 students.  This is a beautiful place.  Pictures available at


Housing Needed: I am looking to rent an apartment as soon as possible.  Preference is for a one-bedroom apartment within 10 miles of the Divinity School.  I would like to only pay one month's security and cannot go above $700-800 per month in rent. If utilities are included, even better!!  Please contact me at with any information you may have. Thank you!





Employment/Volunteer Opportunities:


Volunteers Needed: Hi all!  We are looking for some blessed souls to volunteer during Middle Passage Conversations, to take place this April 3-5. This conference is bringing together more than forty African-American scholars and theologians to discuss the ways Black religiosity is woven throughout their work. But, this isn't going to be your typical scholarly conference! Each day is punctuated by the incorporation of the performing arts in the evening plenaries and performances.  This is going to be an amazing few days, and is sure to be a fulfilling and enriching experience.  Below is a preliminary list of volunteer opportunities. Feel free to sign up for one or more events; any and all help is greatly appreciated!!

I. Folder Stuffing

(5 people) Tuesday, 04.01.08 - Location TBD. 4:00-6:00p.m.

(5 people) Wednesday, 04.02.08 - Location TBD. 4:00 - 6:00p.m.

II. Thursday, 3 April 2008

a. (5) Registration - Sarah Smith Gallery. 4:00 - 7:00p.m.

b. (3) Plenary Hosts - Marquand Chapel / Neibuhr Hall. 6:00 - 7:30p.m.

c. (2) Book Signing Hosts - Common Room. 9:00 - 11:00 p.m.

III. Friday, 4 April 2008

a. (3) Registration - Sarah Smith Gallery. 8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

b. (12) Conversation Hosts

(3) Conversation One - Whitney Humanities Center. 8:15 - 10:00a.m.

(3) Conversation Two - Whitney Humanities Center. 10:15a.m.  - 12:00p.m.

(3) Conversation Three - Whitney Humanities Center. 1:15 - 3:00p.m.

(3) Conversation Four - Whitney Humanities Center. 3:15 - 5:00p.m.

c. (7) Art Show Hosts -  ISM Great Hall / Gallery. 7:00 - 10:00p.m.

IV. Saturday, 5 April 2008

(12) Conversations Hosts

(3) Conversation Five - St. Thomas More Center. 8:15 - 10:00a.m.

(3) Conversation Six - St. Thomas More Center. 10:15a.m. - 12:00p.m.

(3) Conversation Seven - St. Thomas More Center. 1:15 - 3:00p.m.

(3) Conversation Eight - St. Thomas More Center. 3:15 - 5:00p.m.

(5) Reception Hosts - African-American Cultural Center. 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

(5) Living Water Hosts - African-American Cultural Center. 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Please know in advance that a Volunteer Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2 at 6:00p.m., during which we will give out any pertinent information we have, and answer your questions. If you are interested, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at  Thank you so much!



Worship Opportunities



Tom Long Preaching at the University Church: Greetings from the University Church in Battell Chapel!  While you are most welcome to worship with us any Sunday at 10:30, I want to especially invite you to our March 2nd service.  Our special guest preacher that day will be Tom Long, whom you've read if you've taken Principles and Practices of Preaching at YDS.  Take advantage of this opportunity to hear world-class preaching in New Haven!  Thanks, Sean Lanigan