February 1, 2008


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Academic Information. 2

Official Spring 2009 Academic Deadlines. 2

Chapel Minister Information Session. 2

Summer Term Information available now.. 3

Spring Writing Tutor Hours. 3

Spring Term Registration Reminders. 3

Summer Language Classes. 3

Lectures and Events. 3

FTE Fellowships. 3

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Scholarships. 3

Black History Month Events. 3

Patrick Evans Cabaret Concert 3

OMSC Lecture: "The Asian Rural Institute: Training Leaders at the Grassroots”. 3

Lecture: “Spirituality - Integrating Theology & Practice" 3

Marquand Roundtable. 3

ATLA Religion Database Library Session. 3

Asian Christianity and Theology Candidate Lecture. 3

Spring Break in New Haven with the Chaplain’s Office. 3

“Seminaries Failing to Prepare Clergy to Address Sexuality Issues”. 3

This Week in Marquand. 3

French Table. 3

African-American Studies Lecture: “The Schoolmaster of the Movement: Benjamin Mays, Black Religion, and the Black Freedom Struggle”. 3

Jelly’s Last Jam.. 3

Lunch with CT Catholic Lobbyist 3

Yale Alumni Community Service Fellowships. 3

Big Gay Soireé. 3

Ministry Resource Center 3

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

Filmmaker in Temporary Residence. 3

New Haven Christian Events Website – Info needed. 3

Classifieds. 3

Employment 3

Summer CPE in the Pocono’s! 3

P/T Coordinator of Children’s Ministry. 3

Sunday Pianist Needed. 3

Summer Intern Needed at Society of St. John the Evangelist 3

P/T Youth Worker 3

Housing. 3

Short Term Housing Needed Now through March for Visiting Scholar 3

For Sale. 3

Wicker Furniture. 3

Worship Opportunities. 3

University Church. 3


Academic Information


Official Spring 2009 Academic Deadlines


To:       All YDS students and faculty

From:   Emilie Townes, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Date:    January 27, 2009

Re:       Deadlines




1.         January 27 is the last day to submit a request of Credit/No Credit form.  It is also the last day to submit a form to take a Credit/No Credit course for a grade.

2.         February 2 is the last day to add a course.

3.         March 2 is the last day to drop a course.  After March 2, a grade of F will be automatically recorded if a drop form has not been submitted to the registrar’s office.

4.         May 8 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 June 30. 

5.         June 30 is the last day for faculty to accept late work for spring semester.  After June 30, all requests for further extensions must be submitted to the Professional Studies Committee.


Chapel Minister Information Session

YDS is searching for Chapel Ministers for '09-'10.  The (supervised ministry) internship is in crafting ecumenical worship, so students should have a strong interest in: learning how to plan liturgies: learning the arts of collaborative/team ministry; and exploring ecumenism. Preference is usually given to applicants who have taken Liturgical Studies classes (including Foundations, at a minimum) and who desire their future ministry to be in an ecumenical setting.  We are seeking applicants who: are creative and thoughtful; -are able to work well in a group setting; have strong communication skills; are strong leaders; are eager to learn about liturgical traditions and practices.  Siobhán Garrigan will hold an information session.  If you are even a little bit interested in being a Chapel Minister, please attend this important meeting to learn more about the internship. (It will be the only such meeting.) Chapel Ministry application forms will be distributed at the end of the meeting, and applicants must also submit the Supervised Ministries forms available from Susan Olson.

Wednesday, February 4th (12:30-1:15PM)

Marquand Chapel


Summer Term Information available now

Are you considering options for an interesting, productive, and enlightening summer?  Consider Summer Term 2009 ( 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 (


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).



-         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.


TO:                  Lisabeth Huck



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)



Lectures and Events


FTE Fellowships

Attention 1st year MDIV students!  The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) has announced applications are available for their Ministry Fellowships.  The application deadline is March 1st, 2009.  Doreen Generoso has brochures available in the financial aid office for those interested in applying for the fellowship that explains the requirements and qualifications for the award, the application is available on line at  If you are interested, begin the application on line and schedule an appointment to meet with Dean Anna Ramirez or Dean Emilie Townes


Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Scholarships

I wanted to let you know that The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has begun it annual scholarship application process, and we're sending out an announcement to the area schools.  I thought you might be interested in posting it on the Web site or in the campus announcements. The application deadline is March 16.  For an application, eligibility requirements and a complete list of scholarships offered, visit The Community Foundation’s Web site at or call Pat Cole at The Community Foundation, at (615) 321-4939. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on March 16.  


Black History Month Events

Check out all the February events! (Black History Month 2009.doc).


Patrick Evans Cabaret Concert

TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE - a Cabaret Concert Patrick Evans, baritone and Djordje Nesic, piano.  An evening of musical settings of Langston Hughes, Dorothy Parker, W.H. Auden (and many others) by Benjamin Britten, Ricky Ian Gordon, William Bolcom (and many others); plus the songs of Bucchino and Sondheim. No admission fee, open to the public, all are welcome.

Friday, February 27 (7:15-9:00PM)

Marquand Chapel


OMSC Lecture: "The Asian Rural Institute: Training Leaders at the Grassroots”

Steven Cutting, director of ecumenical relations for the Asian Rural Institute, Nasushiobara-shi, Tochigi-ken, Japan, will lecture on "The Asian Rural Institute: Training Leaders at the Grassroots.”  All are welcome.

Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven


Lecture: “Spirituality - Integrating Theology & Practice"

Professor Philip Sheldrake will present "Spirituality - Integrating Theology & Practice.”  Reception to follow.

            Monday, February 2 (4:15PM)

            Niebuhr Hall


Marquand Roundtable

Please join us for a roundtable discussion.  This is your invitation to come with ideas, questions, comments, suggestions for our daily worship. We look forward to talking with

you! -- Julie Kelsey, Christa Swenson, Patrick Evans

Wednesday, March 4 (12:30-1:20PM)

Marquand Chapel


ATLA Religion Database Library Session

Need to find articles in ATLA for Old Testament and History courses?  Or other research purposes?  Amy Limpitlaw, Electronic and Research Librarian,  will be giving a session on how to find journal articles using ATLA and other databases.

Tuesday, February 3 (12:30-1:20)

L-107 (Library Computer Lab)


Asian Christianity and Theology Candidate Lecture

On behalf of Professor Adela Yarbro Collins and the Asian Christianity and Theology Faculty Search Committee, you are invited to attend the following candidate lecture for the junior faculty position at Yale Divinity School: Paul Ching, “Christian Narrative and Intercultural Analogy:  An Asian Theological Contribution.”

Tuesday, February 3 (5:00PM)

Latourette Hall, S 223


Spring Break in New Haven with the Chaplain’s Office

Get to know this city, its people, its resources, its challenges.  Do something meaningful, meet great people (Yalies and otherwise) and have fun!  Grad, professional & undergrad students all welcome to sign up.  Cost is only $80 for the entire week of excursions, activities and events, and includes 3 meals each day and  admission fees to all sites whether on or off campus.  (Financial assistance available if needed.)  To sign up by Feb 25th or for more information contact: or

Saturday, March 7 through Thursday, March 12, 2009



“Seminaries Failing to Prepare Clergy to Address Sexuality Issues”

This and other news and events at Union Seminary (


This Week in Marquand

-         Monday: A Service of the Word with graduating student Jackie Hall preaching.

-         Tuesday: Story and Song: Tales from the Underside with Kim Harris and M. Roger Holland III with the Marquand Gospel Choir

-         Wednesday: Sung Morning Prayer drawing from African-American Traditions.

-         Thursday: Almost Saints: Avery Dulles S.J. Led by Catholic Student Group

-         Friday:  Community Eucharist with Jaime Lara, Lecturer in Christian Art and Architecture, preaching and Dale Peterson, Associate Dean of Students, presiding.

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


French Table

On va recommencer la table française! Please plan to join us again this semester for some French conversation over lunch. If Tuesday doesn't work as well this semester as it did last semester, we can do some adjusting, just let one of us know.  As always, all you really need to join us is a love of French and everything French—all levels of speakers are welcome. We look forward to seeing you on the 3rd!  Contact:

            Tuesday, February 3 (12:30)

            YDS Common Room


Film Premiere: “Dakar To Port Loko: Perspectives From West Africa”

A completely genuine and unbiased account, the film transcends popular perceptions of Africans as beholden to group mentalities by allowing individual African perspectives and personalities to shine through. Whereas other documentaries focus on the thoughts and opinions of an outside narrator, Dakar To Port Loko: Perspectives From West Africa focuses entirely on the thoughts and opinions of individual Africans themselves. Hear entertaining, thoughtful, and contrasting perspectives on United States foreign policy, work and economics, community development, and civil war. Ideal for high school and collegiate classrooms, Dakar To Port Loko: Perspectives From West Africa is guaranteed to provide both inspiration to students and a refreshing balance to a multitude of educational discourses on Africa.

Thursday, February 5, 2009 (7:00PM)

Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street


African-American Studies Lecture: “The Schoolmaster of the Movement: Benjamin Mays, Black Religion, and the Black Freedom Struggle”

Endeavors, the Department of African American studies, the Department of Religious Studies, and the Yale Divinity School Present Randal Jelks, Associate Professor of American Studies and African and African American Studies, University of Kansas

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 (1:30 PM)

Slifka Center, 80 Wall Street, Second Floor Assembly Room

Contact: glenda.gilmore@yale.


Jelly’s Last Jam

Come see YDS student Justin Haaheim and many Yale School of Drama students in the

Drama School's production of the Broadway musical "Jelly's Last Jam".  The musical itself is centered around a semi-fictitious retelling of the life of Jellyroll Morton -- one of the "founding fathers" of Jazz -- and the music for the show is very much in those styles: very jazzy and bluesy, and often very authentic to Jellyroll's time and style.  The shows are Friday, February 13th through Wednesday the 18th.  Student tickets are $10, regularly $20.



Lunch with CT Catholic Lobbyist

CT Catholic lobbyist, Michael Culhane will be joining the Initiative on Religion and Politics for lunch to discuss his role as a lobbyist for the Catholic Church as well as his priorities for the current legislative session. He is hoping that many of you attend so that he can begin to build a coalition of Divinity School students who will stand on the Hartford capital steps with him as issues demand.  Please join us for an informative discussion.  All are welcome!  Contact:

Monday, Feb. 3 (12:30PM)



Yale Alumni Community Service Fellowships

The Yale Alumni Community Service Fellowship began in the fall of 1989. As of today over to 500 Yale students have been given the opportunity to spend eight weeks of the summer working in non-profit, community-based organizations in cities across the country. We are honored to send out the nineteenth group of students this coming summer and expect to have approximately 35-40 Fellowship sites. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate/professional students who are not in their final year of study and who plan to return to Yale the semester following the Fellowship.  We are currently adding more sites each day; please see our website for detailed site list


Big Gay Soireé

Big Gay Soiree, hosted by the Outlaws (Yale Law School LGBT Group), and co-sponsored by the YDS Coalition! Contact:

Thursday, February 5 (8:00PM)

Firehouse 12 (45 Crown St.)


Ministry Resource Center

-         Workshops to which you are invited:

Resources for Lenten Groups

Wednesday, Feb. 4 (11:30-12:30PM)

                        Inviting People into Lent Experiences

                                    Wednesday, February (12:30-1:30PM)

-         Ask about our other topics and we will schedule them at your convenience, 10-3 weekdays.  Invite folks you work with at church or anyone anywhere to participate.  No registration, no fees, just a welcome!

-         Black History Month resources on racism, African American History, overcoming white privilege, biographies of significant leaders on DVD/video, musics, and much more--come browse

-         Ash Wednesday resources for meaningful, creative worship planning

-         Schools resources: organizing, administering, values, learning styles, leadership, and more

-         Writing resources for Professor Carolyn Sharp's course are in a bin for your use

-         Commuters: music, lectures, Bible, Obama's book, and more can USE those commuting hours fruitfully

We will assist you with resources for papers, projects, church planning.  Just ask!


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

"On Political Theology and the Possibility of Superseding It,” Paulina Ochoa, Yale University Department of Political Science.

Tuesday, February 3 (12:00PM)

8 Prospect Place (Room 119)


Filmmaker in Temporary Residence

An American expatriate who left the US in 1967, Robert Beavers has spent most of the past forty years making films throughout Europe, mainly in Greece, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany.  One of the most talented and original filmmakers of his generation, Beavers has independently produced a remarkable body of work that is both sensuous and rigorous, with a unique and deeply personal treatment of light, space, and color.  His meticulously crafted films explore the continuing legacy of the European cultural tradition in art, literature, and music, and he has been the subject of major career retrospectives at the Tate Modern and the Whitney Museum.  This three-day visit will provide students and faculty at Yale with a rare opportunity to see a wide range of Beavers' films and to engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue with him about his work.  Please email with any questions.


New Haven Christian Events Website – Info needed. 

A team of Yale Divinity, SOM, and computer science students is hoping to create a website that will allow individuals to stay connected to Christian events and gatherings in New Haven. We feel the New Haven community offers many opportunities people to grow in their faith and become closer to God, but residents have a hard time finding the right communities and staying connected to Christian communities. We are hoping to create a website that will help promote Christian events that range from small house church meetings to lectures from respected scholars. The link to our survey can be found here:

If you are currently on staff at a church in the New Haven area, we'd be grateful if you could take the following survey:

If you would like to know more about our plans for the website or would like to get involved, please contact: Nicholas Shelton (




Summer CPE in the Pocono’s!

Pocono Area Leisure Ministry (ELCA) in Dallas, PA is accepting applications for its part-time summer chaplain position. Contact: for additional information.

P/T Coordinator of Children’s Ministry

Part-time position (12 to 15 hours) available: Coordinator for one of the Children's Mission programs at the Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James, New Haven. "Light and Peace" is a weekly Tuesday evening program that includes a hot meal, stories, games, crafts,  music and worship for kids at risk. The coordinator would work with set-up, volunteer recruitment, meal and transportation arrangements and program planning. Prior experience working with children and children's programming is needed. Contact: The Rev. Barbara T. Cheney, 562-2143, The Episcopal Church of S.t Paul and St. James 57 Olive St. New Haven, CT 06511.

Sunday Pianist Needed

St. Martin dePorres Church on 136 Dixwell Avenue, six minutes down the hill from the Divinity School is looking for a pianist to play at the 9:00am Mass on Sundays. Four hymns from Lead Me, Guide Me Hymnal are required. Willing to discuss salary. Contact Rev. Joseph M. Elko at 624-9944.

Summer Intern Needed at Society of St. John the Evangelist

The purpose of this internship is to provide a place to learn the physical and spiritual practice of sustainable life through the agricultural and land care activities of a monastic retreat center.  The day-to-day activities will vary, but count on plenty of gardening, brush clearing, tree pruning and lawn work.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in sustainable agriculture and land care and its religious implications and applications.  In exchange for your valuable labor, you will learn a great deal about

organic gardening. We pray/meditate together daily and we will read and reflect on a pertinent eco-theological text. You will be invited to live in community with other interns and the caretaker family. A stipend of $2000 is also offered.  For more information and to apply, please contact Brent Was at  For more information about Emery House and the Society of St. John, please visit

P/T Youth Worker

The youth worker helps in all aspects of the youth programs of First Lutheran Church of the Reformation (New Britain, CT). The program’s normal hours are from 6-7:30 Sunday nights and the worker would be expected to help set up and clean up. The position would transition to youth group director for Sept., 2009. The director will be responsible for helping the Jr. and Sr. High Youth (grades 7-12) of this congregation and the larger community to grow in their commitment to Jesus Christ by building relationships, fostering a safe and supportive Christian environment and planning service and social activities.  (4-8 hours/week; $25/hour).  Contact: Pastor Elisabeth Aurand, 860-224-2475, ex. 12 or email her at if interested in the position.



Short Term Housing Needed Now through March for Visiting Scholar

A delightful Icelandic visiting scholar is in search of housing for the next 3 months within walking distance to the Div School. If you know of a studio or 1 bedroom apartment to rent short-term, please contact: Örn Bárður Jónsson (


For Sale

Wicker Furniture

Four piece white wicker set: 2 loveseats, one rocker, one table, plus cushions. $100 for all pieces or best offer. Will also sell as individual pieces. Ikea rolling desk - large with enough room for printer and desktop PC or for plenty of media storage. $75 or best offer. Contact: with offers or questions.

Worship Opportunities


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 8th: An ecumenical service of the Word with The Rev. Callista Isabelle, Associate University Chaplain, preaching.

-         Sunday, February 15th: An ecumenical service of Word & Table with The Rev. Ian Buckner Oliver, Pastor of the University Church, preaching.

-         Sunday, February 22nd: An ecumenical service of the Word on Transfiguration Sunday with Jim Wallis, President & CEO of Sojourners and Editor-in-Chief of Sojourners magazine, preaching. Free lunch and conversation with Wallis following worship.

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, 203-432-1128