THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

October 12, 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 http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.html. All submissions must be e-mailed to Kathryn.banakis@yale.edu with “Q Source” in the subject line. All submissions must be in by 5:00 p.m. Friday of the previous week to be eligible for publication in the coming week’s Q-source . The right to edit is reserved. –Kat Banakis, Editor

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Academic Information. 1

Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall Semester 2008. 2

Application for Extended Concentrated MAR Program.. 2

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Day at YDS. 2

Lectures and Events. 2

Annand Programs: 2

Office of International Students and Scholars: Winter Clothing Drive. 3

Ministry Resource Center 3

Dean’s Monthly Open House Reception. 3

Accordance Bible Software Training Seminar is coming to YDS! 3

ISLAMophobia!  And the US Presidential Elections: Panel Discussion on Obsession Video and Ohio Mosque Attack  3

Library Flash Drive Raffle. 3

Upcoming Events at the Overseas Ministry Study Center 3

Lecture: "An Almost Christian Nation? Constitutional Consequences of the Rise of the Religious Right" by Rogers Smith  3

UNION DAYS: Exciting Events at Union Theological Seminary. 3

Help Needed for Veteran’s Day Activities at Somersville Church. 3

1936: Film Fronts: A conference hosted by the European Studies Council at Yale University. 3

Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South Essay Contest 3

Prayers for Lifting Women’s Voices. 3

Rumi and The Whirling Dervishes from Turkey. 3

Thomas Lecture: “Re-Envisioning the Civil Rights Movement: Courts, Communities, and Legal Liberalism” by Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin. 3

STOMP the VIOLENCE II: Greek Step Show.. 3

Take Back the Night: Breaking the Silence. 3

 

Academic Information

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Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall Semester 2008

  1. October 22 is the last day to drop a course.  Courses dropped after October 22 will have a grade of “F” or “NC” automatically recorded.
  2. December 19 is the official end of the term, and all work is due by that date.  Faculty may set earlier deadlines if they wish.  In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or family crisis, the instructor may grant an extension until February 9.  After February 9, all requests for further extensions must be submitted to the Professional Studies Committee

 

 

Application for Extended Concentrated MAR Program

An application for admission to the extended degree program must include:

1.         Your name.

2.         Address and e-mail address.

3.         Area of concentration.

4.         A statement explaining why you wish to extend a concentrated M.A.R. program.

5.         A letter of recommendation from at least one faculty member in the field in which the degree program is concentrated.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO GRACE CHAO, ROOM N122, SEABURY 1st floor, BY October 15, 2008. -- Emilie Townes, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

 

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Day at YDS

CPE centers are now receiving applications for Summer 2009.  If you are considering CPE for this summer, or any time during your YDS career, you should attend this meeting; it’s only offered once a year. For application forms and directories, see www.acpe.edu.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

12:30 – Informational meeting in Niebuhr Hall

1:00 – Individual conversations in the Sarah Smith Gallery with CPE supervisors from Connecticut and New York

Lectures and Events

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Annand Programs:

Saturday November 1 (8:00-2:30 PM)

Saturday, October 25

For all Annand programs contact: Jane Stickney (jbstickney@juno.com or sign-up sheet near S-105)

 

Office of International Students and Scholars: Winter Clothing Drive

Divinity School donations for the OISS Winter Clothing Drive can be left with Dale Peterson or Mike Giaquinto in the Office of Student Affairs through Monday, October 27.

Ministry Resource Center

For your planning:



 

For your exploration:



For you papers, projects, internships…..ask us for what you need!

 

Dean’s Monthly Open House Reception

Come take a Time Out from the books and get to know your Associate Deans: You are invited to join us for the Deans' Monthly Open House, a reception hosted by Dean Peterson, Dean Ramirez, Dean Townes.  Come for food, fellowship, and fun.

Monday, October 20 (4:00-5:00PM)

Student Services Wing (1st Floor Seabury)

 

Accordance Bible Software Training Seminar is coming to YDS!

Sessions are *FREE*  for YDS students & faculty, if you pre-register at least 5 days in advance.  Seating is limited, however, so register with Suzanne.Estelle-Holmer@yale.edu as soon as possible.  You can register for the morning or the afternoon session or both.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the program with the people who developed it and know it best. (www.accordancebible.com)

Saturday, November 15 (9:00AM – 5:00 PM)

            Morning: Interface concepts and basic searching

Afternoon: Advanced searching, Greek and Hebrew tools and graphic sources

Niebuhr Hall, Yale Divinity School

 

ISLAMophobia!  And the US Presidential Elections: Panel Discussion on Obsession Video and Ohio Mosque Attack

Tuesday, October 14, (7:00-9:00 PM)

LC 317

Refreshments Will Be Served

 

Library Flash Drive Raffle

In celebration of Theological Libraries Month, the Divinity Library will be raffling off 20 red and blue flash drives inscribed with the library's name and web address.  Each drive holds 512 MB.  You can enter the drawing to receive one these flash drives by attending one or more of the library instructional sessions (see below) being offered throughout the month of October, including the weekly drop-in hours in Room L-107 on Tuesdays, 4-5 pm and Thursdays 9-10 am.  The Divinity Library will be offering the following instructional sessions in October:

How to Find Journal Articles

Tuesday, October 21 (12:30-1:20PM)

RefWorks

Thursday, October 23 (12:30-1:20PM)

BibleWorks

Tuesday, October 28 (12:30-1:20PM)

Research and Writing Tips

Thursday, October 30 (12:30-1:20PM)

 

Upcoming Events at the Overseas Ministry Study Center

Dr. Jesudas Athyal, Department of Social Analysis, Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute, Chennai, India. The Conversion Debate in India: >From Tambaram to the Present.

October 17 (12:30PM)

Dr. Volker Küster, Protestant Theological University, Kampen, The Netherlands. The Many Faces of Jesus Christ in Asian Christian Art.

October 21, (7:30PM)

Professor Andrew F. Walls, Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. World War II and the Transformation of the Church: The Importance of the First Post-War Generation.

November 7 (12:30PM)

Dr. Maina Chawla Singh, College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi, India, Spatializing Mission: Understanding Gender and Space in Cross-cultural Missionary Encounters in Colonial India.

                November 11 (7:30PM)

Dr. Diane B, Stinton, Theology in African Christianity program, Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya, and OMSC senior mission scholar. Mary of Nazareth: Exemplar of Biblical Spirituality for Africa Today.

November 18, (7:30PM)

Dr. Dong Wang, East-West Institute of International Studies, Gordon College,Wenham, Massachusetts. “Protestantism and the Chinese Communist Party as an Issue in U.S.-China Relations.”

                November 21 (12:30PM)

The public is invited to the Overseas Ministries Study Center Christmas Reception.

December 10 (4:00-6:00PM)

All events at 490 Prospect St (www.OMSC.org).

 

Lecture: "An Almost Christian Nation? Constitutional Consequences of the Rise of the Religious Right" by Rogers Smith

The MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics, & Society (www.yale.edu/macmillan/rps) welcomes: Rogers M. Smith is Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and Chair of the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism.  He was elected as an American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow in 2004. Professor Smith centers his research on constitutional law, American political thought, and modern legal and political theory, with special interests in questions of citizenship, race, ethnicity and gender. His recent publications include "Religious Rhetoric and the Ethics of Public Discourse: The Case of George W. Bush," Political Theory 36 (2008).

Tuesday, October 14th (12:00-1:20PM)

8 Prospect Place, Room 119

 

UNION DAYS: Exciting Events at Union Theological Seminary

A series of upcoming concerts and lectures at Union Theological Seminary throughout the month of October (www.utsnyc.edu/uniondays), including former YDS professors and Union President, Serene Jones.

 

Help Needed for Veteran’s Day Activities at Somersville Church

Following a flag ceremony a Somersville church, whose resources are spread very thin will host a Church Supper for all members of the Somersville community.  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/schummi/sets/72157607420136602/ )/  Contact Brent Damrow for more information (brent.damrow@yale.edu)

November 8 (8:00AM-2:00PM)

 

1936: Film Fronts: A conference hosted by the European Studies Council at Yale University

Newsreels and rare archival prints from across Europe in the year of the Spanish Civil War, the Berlin Olympics, the Soviet Show Trials, and the Popular Front. Films are subtitled in English or translated.  Open to the public for free.  (http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/europeanstudies/#)

October 16 - 18, 2008

Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT

 

Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South Essay Contest

The Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South is sponsoring its sixth essay contest. Women eighteen years of age and older may submit previously unpublished nonfiction essays of 1400 words or less.  Essays should focus on or exemplify feminist perspectives on spirituality and daily life. We want women to write about their lives, grace, how they experience God, or how they make it through the hard places. No sermons, please.  The limit is two essays per person. Submit four double-spaced copies of each essay. Do not put your name on the essay. Attach a cover letter with the title of the essay(s), your name, address, phone number, and e-mail.  Submissions must be made by mail and will not be returned.  Manuscripts will not be returned.

Submissions must be postmarked by November 15, 2008. Mail submissions to:

RCWMS Essay Contest

1202 Watts Street

Durham, NC 27701

 

Prayers for Lifting Women’s Voices

The book of prayers Lifting Women’s Voices is a way that all of us can pray for a creative realization of the Millennium Development Goals, which affect women everywhere.  You can connect with women across the globe, and turn your prayer into a powerful witness for the MDGs, by submitting your prayer by October 15.  Please see the email below for more information. Send your prayer to prayers@cpg.org

 

Rumi and The Whirling Dervishes from Turkey

The internationally recognized sacred Whirling Ceremony, known as SEMA, will be preceded by a dramatic reading from the poetry of one of the world's great poet-saint-geniuses, Jelaluddin Rumi. This event centers around the unique expression of a deep love between human and divine, between lover and Beloved, communicated through the remarkable poetry of Rumi and the spiritual practice of whirling that he inspired almost eight hundred years ago.  This event is presented by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and is made possible with the support of the Mayor and City of Konya, Turkey and the International Mevlana Foundation.

            October 26 (4:00PM)

 

Thomas Lecture: “Re-Envisioning the Civil Rights Movement: Courts, Communities, and Legal Liberalism” by Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin.

 

Tomiko Brown-Nagin ’97 Professor of Law, Professor of History and the F. Palmer Weber Research Professor in Civil Liberties and Human Rights University of Virginia Charles Warren Visiting Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School will deliver the Thomas Lecture, “Re-Envisioning the Civil Rights Movement: Courts, Communities, and Legal Liberalism.”

Monday, November 3, 2008 (4:30PM)

Yale Law School (Room 127)

 

STOMP the VIOLENCE II: Greek Step Show

The proceeds go towards many community programs including Delta Academy which is a mentoring program for adolescent girls 11-18 that takes place monthly at Celentano Academy.  This year there are over 50 girls involved in the program.  At the step show, there will be high school, collegiate and alumnae teams, so it is for all ages.  Although I will not be stepping, I have choreographed the routine for the Delta Academy Team.  So come out and see them all.  Tickets: $20 (Adults) $10 (12 and under).  For tickets, just email me by Oct. 20 at shakira.sanchez-collins@yale.edu

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hillhouse High School Auditorium

480 Sherman Parkway

New Haven, CT

 

Take Back the Night: Breaking the Silence

Take Back the Night service and candlelight vigil to break the silence in open prayer and reflection.  All students, faculty and staff are invited to offer testimonials of their own or on behalf of others who have experienced sexualized violence.  Readings of poetry, sacred texts, short stories are welcome as well.  If you would like someone to read your testimonial on your behalf, you may submit your reflection in one of the testimonial boxes around the quad.  Boxes will be located in the Common room, outside Marquand Chapel, outside the Annand room, and in the Chaplain’s office downtown.  Contact sv223@pantheon.yale.edu or rpl24@pantheon.yale.edu if you would like to offer other readings of your choice.

            Thursday, October 23 (7:00-9:00PM)

            Sterling Divinity Quad