THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

January 25, 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. 2

Part-time Internship Information Session. 2

Summer Term Information available now.. 2

Spring Writing Tutor Hours. 2

Spring Term Registration Reminders. 2

Summer Language Classes. 3

Lectures and Events. 3

Hebrew Bible Lecture: “Are We reading the Bible in Greek?”. 3

Community Conversation: “Sharing and Expressing Difference at YDS”. 3

The Faculty Tenure Process at Yale: Forum with Deans Attridge and Townes. 3

An evening with Rabbi Harold Kushner, Peter Gomes, and Christopher Hitchens. 3

Yale College Master’s Tea: Elizabeth Alexander, Inaugural Poet 3

Icon-making workshop at Auburn Seminary. 3

This Week in Marquand. 3

Lectures by and Breakfast with Candidates for Asian Christianity and Theology. 3

YDS Alumni speaking on co-founding a Kenyan School 3

Kirkridge Retreat Center-Led Trips. 3

Pastor’s Study. 3

Annand Spiritual Formation Groups - Spring Semester 2009. 3

The Beatitudes Society Fellowships. 3

Voice and the Voiceless Session on women and the Academé. 3

Ministry Resource Center 3

The MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics, and Society’s Spring 2009 Colloquium.. 3

Classifieds. 3

Employment 3

Writing Submission Sought 3

Voice Teacher Needed. 3

Yale Divinity School family seeks weekly private instruction in piano and/or voice for our 16 year old daughter (intermediate level) near the YDS campus (either in our home or yours).  If you are qualified and interested, contact: michele.cumming@alumni.duke.edu. 3

Paid Assistant Needed. 3

Job Opening at Holy Grounds. 3

Housing. 3

Lovely, sunny Victorian apartment to share for spring term. 3

2 Bedrooms available in Colonial 3

For Sale. 3

Digital Camera. 3

Worship Opportunities. 3

University Church. 3

 

 

Academic Information

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Part-time Internship Information Session

Interested in pursuing a Part-Time Internship during the 09-10 school year?  If so, please join the Office of Supervised Ministry for one of our two information sessions.  The sessions will will provide you with what you need in order to navigate the internship process.  If you have any questions beforehand, please stop by and see us in Room S101A or contact Tiffany Ong at Tiffany.Ong@yale.edu.

January 27 & 28 (12:30-1:20PM)

Latourette Hall

 

Summer Term Information available now

Are you considering options for an interesting, productive, and enlightening summer?  Consider Summer Term 2009 (http://www.yale.edu/sdqsummerterm/index.htm) at Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (June 8-12, 15-19, 22-26).  Harry Attridge and other outstanding faculty, including representatives of BDS and ISM, will be teaching -- as well as talented teachers from beyond the Quad such as writer Nora Gallagher, author of the much-praised memoir "Things Seen and Unseen: A Year Lived in Faith."  Reduced price available for YDS students.  The site also includes information about two other programs being offered in addition to the Summer Term curriculum:  Summer Languages 2009 (May 26-July 7) and special June 1-2 Leadership Development Seminars organized by BDS for recent graduates and church wardens.

 

Spring Writing Tutor Hours

-         Sunday: 5:00PM – 9:00PM

-         Tuesday: 5:00PM – 8:00PM

-         Thursday: 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Walk-ins welcome--I'm in S210!--but appointments are encouraged as they will have priority of place. Brad Holden (robert.holden@yale.edu).

 

Spring Term Registration Reminders

Please check for any "warnings" on your registration schedule worksheet and turn in any required permission slips as soon as possible. YOUR REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FINAL (regardless of whether you have received a message indicating approval of your course selections) unless and until the Registrar's office receives all of the necessary paperwork (downtown permission, Reading course requests, permission to change grade mode).

 

Deadlines:

-         On-line registration closes on FRIDAY, JANUARY 23RD. Your schedule worksheet must be submitted to your adviser before MIDNIGHT on Friday.

-         Friday is also the deadline for all Reading Course requests, downtown permission slips, and adding and dropping courses without charge.

-         January 27th is the deadline for requests (and permission slips) to change the grade mode for a class (C/NC to graded; graded to C/NC)

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Huck or Mary Ann Carrieri

 

Summer Language Classes

TO:                  Students enrolling in Elementary Biblical Hebrew,

                        Elementary N.T. Greek or Ecclesiastical Latin

 

FROM:            Lisabeth Huck, Registrar, Yale Divinity School

 

The Elementary Biblical Hebrew, Elementary N.T. Greek and Ecclesiastical Latin courses will be offered May 26 - July 7, 2009.  All three courses will meet Monday through Friday mornings 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Each course is fully comparable in scope and intent with two semesters of language work taken during a regular academic year and earns six hours of credit. 

 

There is a $300 deposit, which will be credited toward the $2,280 tuition fee for each course, due with the registration form.  Either class may be cancelled if less than four students have enrolled in it by May 8THE DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

 

Tuition rebates for students who drop out of summer language programs:

Before the end of the first week (06/02)

Full, minus $300 deposit

Before the middle of the course (06/15)

One-half (50% of tuition), minus $300 dep.

After the middle of the course

0 % rebate

 

This course is graded on the H, H-, HP+, HP, HP-, P, F grading system.  If you want to take this on the Credit/No Credit grading system, a form is available from the Registrar’s Office, which must be signed by the instructor of the course.  This form is due by June 8th  at the latest.

 

If you drop the course before the middle of the semester (June 17), the course will not appear on your transcript.

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TO:                  Lisabeth Huck

                        Registrar

 

Please enroll me in the intensive Elementary Biblical Hebrew ______ , Elementary N.T. Greek ______, or Ecclesiastical Latin ______ course to be offered this summer (2009) at Yale Divinity School.  I am enclosing my $300 deposit.

 

Yale Student ID #:________________  MDiv. _____  MAR (Gen.)____  (Conc.)  ____

Name:              ____________________________________________________________

Address:           ____________________________________________________________

                        ____________________________________________________________

Telephone:        ______________________/email:  _______________________________

Present academic affiliation or occupation (if other than Yale Divinity School)

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Lectures and Events

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Hebrew Bible Lecture: “Are We reading the Bible in Greek?”

Prof. David Lambert of Emory University will be speaking on “Are We Reading the Bible in Greek?” 

Tuesday, January 27 (4:30PM)

Latourette Hall, with a reception to follow. 

 

Community Conversation: “Sharing and Expressing Difference at YDS”

This conversation will touch on aspects of what it means for us to be an ecumenical community of faith, scholarship and community – how we engage and share our differences of belief and opinion (and how we may not).  We will create a safe space where we can share our joys and concerns as a community in this regard.  If you have any questions, contact brent.damrow@yale.edu.

            Two chances to share:

                        Monday, January 26, (12:30-1:20PM OR 6:00-7:30PM)

                        RSV Room

 

The Faculty Tenure Process at Yale: Forum with Deans Attridge and Townes

Please join us for an important discussion with Deans Attridge and Townes about the nature of the faculty tenure process at Yale.  In response to student questions about the demands of tenure and in light of the faculty searches going on this term, this discussion is meant to inform students about an important component of academic life here at YDS.  This forum will focus on the requirements of and recent changes to the tenure process.  Dessert and drinks will kindly be provided by the Dean's Office (you may bring your lunch).  Sponsored by YDS Student Council   If you have any questions about this forum or specific questions that you would like the Deans to consider, please email: terry.dumansky@yale.edu and elizabeth.magill@yale.edu.

Tuesday, January 27 (12:30-1:20PM)

Niebuhr Hall

 

An evening with Rabbi Harold Kushner, Peter Gomes, and Christopher Hitchens

All are invited to the CT Forum discussion on God on January 29th in Hartford, CT (http://www.ctforum.org/events/events.asp?event_id=117). Tickets are available at the group rate for all YDS students, faculty, staff, and family members. The discounted rate is $25 per ticket. Please e-mail Beth Magill with ticket orders - number of tickets, and to arrange ticket payment and pickup. Also, we will arrange a carpool for those who are interested. Please contact Beth Magill, elizabeth.magill@yale.edu

 

Why God? Our diverse panel of experts will lead us on a provocative and enlightening journey exploring the role of God in people's lives and the common language we have used across all cultures and time to make sense of the mysteries of life.

-         Rabbi Harold Kushner, Spiritual Leader and Best Selling Author of "When Bad Things Happen To Good People" Read More

-         Christopher Hitchens, Best Selling Author, "God is Not Great" Read More

-         Rev. Peter Gomes, Distinguished Baptist Preacher and Harvard Chaplain Read More

 

January 29, 2009 (8:00PM)

 

Yale College Master’s Tea: Elizabeth Alexander, Inaugural Poet

A Master’s Tea in Ezra Stiles College

Thursday January 29 (4:00PM)

9 Tower Parkway

 

Icon-making workshop at Auburn Seminary

Throughout Christian tradition icons have offered a window into the spirituality of the faith.  In this day-long workshop iconographer Eileen McGuckin will lead participants in a time of reflection and icon-making designed to mark the Lenten season.  To register or for additional information, please contact cjm@auburnsem.org or call 212.662.4315. (www.aubursem.org).  

            March 6, 2009 (10:00AM-4:00PM)

Auburn Seminary

3041 Broadway at 121st Street, New York City

Program fee: $115 (includes art supplies) 

 

This Week in Marquand

-         Monday: Flowing Waters:  A Service led by the YDS Lutheran Student group

-         Tuesday: A Service of the Word with graduating student Christopher McKee, Jr. preaching.

-         Wednesday: Sung Morning Prayer composed and led by John Tirro.

-         Thursday: A Service of the Word with Graduating Student Jenny Miller preaching.

-         Friday: Community Eucharist planned and led by the Presbyterian/Reformed Students with Rev. Maria LaSala, Lecturer in Presbyterian Church Polity & History, Preaching and Presiding.

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

 

Lectures by and Breakfast with Candidates for Asian Christianity and Theology

On behalf of Professor Adela Yarbro Collins and the search committee members, you are invited to attend the following lectures given by the candidates for the junior position in Asian Christianity and Theology at Yale Divinity School.  All lectures in Latourette.  If interested in having breakfast with any of the candidates, please contact: grace.han@yale.edu.

-         Chloe Faith Starr, “Sino-Christian Theology: A Distinctively Chinese Theology”

                        Monday, January 26 (12:20PM)

-         Kam Ming Wong

                        Thursday, January 29 (5:45PM)

-         Paul Chung

Tuesday, February 3 (5:00PM)

 

YDS Alumni speaking on co-founding a Kenyan School

Reverend Evalyn Wakhusama 01 will speak about the opening last week of the Nambale Magnet School in Western Kenya, a school for children orphaned by AIDS which she founded. 

Wednesday, January 28 (7:00)

Christ Episcopal Parish House, 526 Amity Road , Bethany

 

Monday, January 26 (6:30 PM); Slide show (7:30PM)

92 Five Mile River Road (Darien).

RSVP: Marilyn A Parker at parkerma@juno.com

 

Kirkridge Retreat Center-Led Trips

Belize - 2/4 to 2/11/2009 available; Taize, France - 6/18 to 7/1/2009(Young Adults);

Israel-Palestine - 10/ 24 to 11/6/2009.  (www.kirkridge.org).

 

 

Pastor’s Study

Hot soups and breads on cold winter afternoons with wise pastors and scholars, in intimate conversation about their lives and their ministries.  Each week, the conversation begins at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be available beginning at noon.  Contact: William.goettler@yale.edu.

-         Picking Teams: What Do Denominations Stand for Anyway?

Thursday, January 29 at 12:30 p.m. in the RSV Room

 

Annand Spiritual Formation Groups - Spring Semester 2009

To sign-up or for further information, please email Matthew Leaycraft, Annand coordinator at: matthew.leaycraft@yale.edu

-         Drawing Near to God (artistic expression with Elaine Ramshaw)

Thursday, January (2-3:30PM) first meeting to determine future dates

Berkeley conference room

-         Discernment group: Did you think by now you would know where God was calling you - and you find the future just as murky as ever?  (with The Rev. Julie Kelsey, Assistant Dean for Pastoral Initiatives at YDS)

                        First meeting, Thursday, January 29 (2:00-3:30PM), Bacon Pavilion, 2nd Floor Conference Room.  At that meeting we will determine a location and time for future meetings

-         Group Spiritual Direction (with Bari S. Dworken)

Tuesdays (1:00 to 2:30PM) beginning January 27th.

-         SOS: Sustaining Our Souls (praying with ancient Jewish texts and practices with Bari Dworken)

                        Thursdays (11:30-1:00PM) beginning January 27th

-         Exploring the Art of Spiritual Direction (learning the ministry for 2nd and 3rd year students with Jane Stickney)

Tuesday, January 27th  (11:30AM) first meeting to determine future dates

-         Spiritual Practice and Daily Life (spiritual and therapeutic responses with Judy Stone)

Mondays or Wednesdays (12:30-2:00PM) beginning February 2nd or 4th, 2009.  With your email indicating interest please indicate which day of the week you prefer.

 

The Beatitudes Society Fellowships

Div school students who will be enrolled in Fall 2009 are invited to apply for a summer Fellowship in DC, San Francisco area, and Chicago that:

- Expands your experience in ministry

- Engages in praxis and reflection with peers

- Develops your community organizing skills

- Serves God in the world

- Equips you to change the world

Visit www.BeatitudesSociety.org/fellowships.  All of the YDS students who had fellowships last summer said it was an amazing experience. If you'd like to talk to someone who did one last year, contact: maryemily.wells@yale.edu or james.christie@yale.edu

 

Voice and the Voiceless Session on women and the Academé

Back by popular demand! Dean Emilie Townes and Professors Carolyn

Sharp, Kristen Leslie and Shannon Craigo-Snell will repeat their fall forum for commuter (and other interested) students.

Wednesday, January 28 (12:30-1:20PM)

RSV Room

 

Ministry Resource Center

Resources on everything congregations care about!  Church history, church administration, worship planning, Lent observances, Black History Month,                                                                          DVD youth Bible study resources, social justice resources: sustainability, community organizing, climate change.

 

Workshop: Discernment Resources for Individuals, Groups, Congregations

Friday, January 30 (12:30-1:30PM)

 

The MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics, and Society’s Spring 2009 Colloquium

“Blasphemy and Violence” Ron E. Hassner, Department of Political Science, University of California at Berkeley

January 27 (12:00PM)

8 Prospect Place (Room 119)

 

Community Event to Assess Cycling and Walking Accessiblity of Downton New Haven.

Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates is holding a community event as part of a Gap Analysis of pedestrian and cycling access of the New Haven Downtown.

Work with us and our consultant, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, in making New Haven a great place for bicycling and walking . If you ever cross the street and wish you had more time, or if you like to ride your bike but wish the streets were better designed for you, come tell us!  This is an action oriented community meeting. We'll tell you about this effort, show you what other towns have done to improve their streets for walking and bicycling, and break up into groups to literally draw out your ideas. At the end of the meeting we will look at what each group has decided are priorities and determine what everyone thinks will best benefit New Haven.  Register: rnkennedyconsulting@gmail.com.

January 29 (6:00PM)

Host: South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) & the City of New Haven

Location: New Haven Hall of Records, 200 Orange Street, G2

Classifieds

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Employment

Writing Submission Sought

I'm seeking a book review of Tina Fetner's How the Religious Right Shaped Lesbian and Gay Activism for a religion writing website I'm co-editing. (Check it out:

http://killingthebuddha.com/ Click on "exegesis" for book review examples.)

We're seeking submissions of other kinds--mostly literary non-fiction--and visual art, too.

(See http://killingthebuddha.com/submit/ for submission guidelines.) And keep your eyes on the site, for word-and-image antidotes to the sacred-secular divide. Contact: ashley.makar@yale.edu.

Voice Teacher Needed

Yale Divinity School family seeks weekly private instruction in piano and/or voice for our 16 year old daughter (intermediate level) near the YDS campus (either in our home or yours).  If you are qualified and interested, contact: michele.cumming@alumni.duke.edu.

Paid Assistant Needed

Your Place is looking for an outgoing, friendly person (which you all are) to help at the Greater New Haven Chamber Expo. You need to have a car that can fit six balloons and be willing to run around a little. This is a great way to learn about networking, working with and recruiting volunteers, etc.   We would like to pay $120 for the full day of work. Contact: Jane.jeuland@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 28 (8:00AM – 6:30PM)

Job Opening at Holy Grounds

The Thursday evening shift at Holy Grounds is available for a student worker. The shift begins at 6pm and ends at 10:30pm every Thursday. Job tasks include dispensing coffee and other beverages, watching the shop and cleaning up at the end of the night. If interested, contact frederica.ghesquiere@yale.edu with a 5000 word essay explaining your credentials and several headshots.

 

Housing

Lovely, sunny Victorian apartment to share for spring term.

Located a half-mile from the Div school and on Yale shuttle route, this apartment includes off-street parking and FREE washer dryer in basement.  Rent includes unfurnished bedroom and shared common areas (furnished living room, dining room, kitchen and meditation room).  Must be okay with two loving hound dogs and a very elderly, almost invisible cat.  $500/month plus 1/2 utilities.  Contact Beth Tjoflat (bethtjo1@comcast.net).

 

2 Bedrooms available in Colonial

2 Bedrooms in a beautiful newly remodeled 4 bedroom colonial home - $550 a /month each.  Two full bathrooms, both with all new fixtures and tile, one with whirlpool tub.

Five blocks (15 minute walk) from Yale divinity School, across from Albertus Magnus college, (parallel to Prospect St.)  Bedrooms on second and third floors, living space (Kitchen, living room, dining room) on First.  Residential neighborhood. 

Owned by YDS alum Matt Morgan, 203-401-4203, and partner Whitney Easton whiteaston@hotmail.com.  Both bedrooms available February 15th.

 

For Sale

Digital Camera

I am selling my old digital camera, a Canon Powershot S410 Digital Elph (4.0

Mega pixels). It comes complete with two rechargeable batteries plus charger,

and two memory cards (one 256 MB and one is the smaller one that came with the

camera). I also have the USB file transfer cord. It still works just fine, I

just got a new one for Christmas. I'm asking $40 for it, OBO. Contact: johanna.johnson@yale.edu.

 

Worship Opportunities

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University Church

All are welcome to worship at the University Church in Yale! 10:30 am, Sundays, Battell Chapel (corner of College & Elm streets).

-         Sunday, February 1st: An ecumenical service of Word & Table with The Rev. Ian Buckner Oliver, Pastor of the University Church, preaching.

-         Weekly Evening Prayer: Wednesdays, 9:15 pm in Dwight Chapel on Old Campus. A simple service of singing, scripture & reflection. Cookies & hot drinks served following worship. All are welcome.

To be added to the University Church weekly email list of other events and community service opportunities, email ian.oliver@yale.edu. (yale.edu/chaplain/church, (203) 432-1128).