THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

March 1, 2009

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Academic Information. 2

Official Spring 2009 Academic Deadlines. 2

Candidates for Senior Faculty Positions in Ethics. 2

Candidates for Junior Faculty Positions in American Religious History. 3

Listening is Performing, Performing is Listening: A symposium on Music and Preaching. 3

CLC Coordinators 2009-2010. 3

Lectures and Events. 3

Domestic Violence Fundraiser 4

IRAP Lunch with President of the Center for Religious Tolerance. 4

Clothing Donations for Yale Service Trip to El Salvador 4

Sex and Lutherans – A Table Talk. 4

YDS Blood Drive. 4

French Table – What Day?. 5

Senior Portraits. 5

Sorensen Lecture: “We Came a Long Way”. 5

Kirkridge: Programs for Pastors and Lay Leaders. 6

Marquand Roundtable. 6

Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty. 6

March and April 2009 Public Lectures at the Overseas Ministries Study Center 6

Committee on Racial Equality/CLC Community Conversations. 7

This Week in Marquand. 7

The Ministry Resource Center is the place to find: 7

Liturgical Dance Workshops. 8

Conference -- The Marital Divide, Race, Ethnicity, Class, and the Retreat from Marriage. 8

Yale Sustainability Summit T-Shirt Contest 8

Rally to Raise Age of Trying Minors as Adults. 8

Lecture: On Re-Entering the Threshold of Our Being: Six Steps Toward Contemplative Beholding  9

Clothing Swap. 9

Classifieds. 9

Ministry Resource Center 9

VOLUNTEER: Music Ministry. 9

World Council of Churches Seeks Young Adults Stewards for Central Committee Meeting. 9

Housing. 10

Apartment Available in Hamden. 10

 

Academic Information

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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

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THIS IS THE OFFICIAL NOTICE OF IMPORTANT DEADLINES FOR SPRING SEMESTER, 2009

Deadlines:

-           March 2 (TODAY!!!) 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.

-           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. 

-           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.

 

Candidates for Senior Faculty Positions in Ethics

On behalf of Professor Gene Outka and the search committee members, you are invited to attend the following lectures given by the candidates for the senior faculty position in Ethics at the Yale Divinity School.

- William Werpehowski – “The End of War is Peace: An Ecumenical Exchange”

            Wednesday, March 5 (5:00PM)

            Niebuhr Hall, N123

- Diana Cates – “Aquinas on Love and Hatred”

            Thursday, March 5 (5:30PM)

            RSV, S200

 

Candidates for Junior Faculty Positions in American Religious History

On behalf of Professor Bruce Gordon and the search committee members, you are invited to attend the following lectures given by the candidates for the junior faculty position in American Religious History at the Yale Divinity School. 

- Tisa J. Wenger, “We Have a Religion:  The 1920s Pueblo Indian Dance Controversy and American Religious Freedom”

            Monday, March 2 (5:30PM)

            Latourette Hall, S223

 

 

Listening is Performing, Performing is Listening: A symposium on Music and Preaching

Preachers, presiders, scholars, and musicians will gather at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music for three days to explore three broad repertoires of liturgical music: Jazz, Sacred Music of the Black Church, and Western Classical. Each repertoire will be examined and discussed in lecture and workshop.  For more information and to register please visit:

http://www.yale.edu/ism/events/preachingandmusic.html.

 

CLC Coordinators 2009-2010

Dear All,

The Community Life Committee (CLC) is served by two student Coordinators, selected at this time each year for service the following year.  The Coordinators are responsible for leading the work of the CLC committee of faculty, students, and staff; for  overseeing the budgets and activities of CLC member groups; and for  organizing a few key events of the school calendar:  the  Advent/Christmas Party, the All-School Conference, and the Spring  Fling dance.  In addition, the Coordinators assist in developing  programs to meet the needs and interests of the community  throughout the year.  The Coordinators work closely with the  leadership of the Student Council and serve on the Student Council's Executive Committee.   The Coordinators work fifteen (15) hours per week throughout the academic year and are paid work-study wages. 

If you are interested in serving as a CLC Coordinator for 2009-2010, please indicate your interest to me by the end of the day (midnight) on Wednesday, March 4th (a week from today).  An email message to me will suffice for indicating your interest.  I will acknowledge each email with a reply, so please verify that I  received your indication of interest.  After hearing from you, I will explain the rest of the application and interview process for selecting next year's CLC Coordinators. 

If you are interested in receiving more information about the work of the Coordinators, please feel free to contact the current CLC Coordinators Delfin Bautista (delfin.bautista@yale.edu) and John Boyles (john.boyles@yale.edu), or me.  One opportunity for speaking with John and Delfin is Tuesday, March 3rd, from 4 to 5pm,  in the Commuter Lounge.  Many thanks.

Yours truly,

Dale Peterson

Dean of Students

Lectures and Events

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Domestic Violence Fundraiser

The Umbrella domestic violence program of Birmingham Group Health Services, Inc. will hold the 21st Annual Bowl-to-Benefit The Umbrella on Saturday, March 7th, 2009 and will be collecting donations between now and then in the Common Room and the commuter lounge. Look for bowling pin banks in both locations, donate your spare change, and pick up a Bowl-to-Benefit pamphlet which will give you more information about participating in the cause.  Every 9 seconds, a woman is battered in the United States. Last year, The Umbrella program provided emergency shelter (Antoinette's House), 24-hour crisis counseling, advocacy and other support services to thousands of

adults and children fleeing abusive homes. Each year, the demand for services continues to increase dramatically while state and federal funding continues to decrease. The Bowl-to-Benefit is crucial to helping The Umbrella maintain and expand critical services that assist victims of domestic violence and their children to escape their abusers and to rebuild safe lives. Last year's Bowl-to-Benefit raised over $86,000. Donate today!

 

IRAP Lunch with President of the Center for Religious Tolerance

Andrea Blanch, president of the Center for Religious Tolerance (http://centerforreligioustolerance.org) will be discussing her work  promoting understanding among the world’s religions and helping religion to become a force for peace.  She will be giving an awesome PowerPoint of her recent work in Israel with the Abrahamic Reunion – a group with representatives from each of the Abrahamic traditions working for peace. http://www.risingtideinternational.org/peacemakers.htm.  Andrea Blanch will also briefly describe her work empowering Muslim women in Northern Israel.

Monday, March 2 (12:30PM)

S117

 

Clothing Donations for Yale Service Trip to El Salvador

The Yale El Salvador Service Trip (YESST) invites you to help us take clothing to San Miguel Arcangel parish and others churches in the community where we will be working over Spring Break. Beginning this coming Wednesday, February 25 in Marquand Chapel there will be suitcases for you to place your gently used summer clothing and shoes. Children's clothes and men's shoes are very welcome as are other clothes. Clean out your closet and help us fill four suitcases in all. Note: each of the ten member YESST team will be taking an extra suitcase filled with clothing and school supplies. Local Connecticut churches are helping to fill the six other cases with school supplies and clothing, but we need your help too! Thanks for your help, The YESST Team

 

Sex and Lutherans – A Table Talk

Last Thursday the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America released a proposed social statement on Human Sexuality and recommendations on Policies for Ministry.  Next Thursday the YDS Lutheran Student Group will be hosting an informal discussion on both documents and the work that YDS Lutherans Jake Erickson, Javen Swanson, and Mary Emily Duba have contributed to our national dialogue.  All YDS students, faculty, and staff are invited and encouraged to come, learn more, and join in the conversation.

Thursday, March 5 (12:30-1:20PM)

RSV Room

 

YDS Blood Drive

Did you know that …

-         On any given day 38,000 units of blood are needed in the United States? That breaks down to one unit every two seconds.

-         A pre-mature baby will need 1-4 units while in intensive care.

-         A kidney transplant patient will need 2 units.

-         A heart transplant patient will need 4-6 units.

-         A liver transplant patient will need 10 units.

-         A sickle cell disease patient will periodically need 10-15 units.

-         An accident victim will need anywhere between 4-100 units.

-         The need never stops.

-         There isn’t an easier way to potentially save three lives in less than an hour.

You can sign up for an appointment online by going here: https://www.givelife.org/index.cfm?Sponsor=YaleDivinity

Tuesday, March 3rd, (11:45-4:30PM)

Common Room

 

French Table – What Day?

The French table is starting up again in earnest.  We realize that our policy of BYOB (Bring Your Own Baguette) may be turning some of you away... but whether or not you require a glass of the nouveau Beaujolais to feel some serious joie de vivre, we would love to have you join us.  What day suits you best this semester?  If you think you might show up regularly, sporadically, or even just shout the Marseillaise at us from across the Common Room once in a while, we want your input.  (Preference may be given to Tues/Thurs lunchtimes).  Voulez-vous déjeuner avec moi?  Kat et Marissa (kzukaitis@gmail.com).

 

Senior Portraits

A professional photographer is visiting the Divinity School after Spring Break to take senior photos for the Class Composite photograph that will hang in the corridors of YDS.

Please sign up on the bulletin board outside Niebuhr Hall to have your individual photo taken in the Commuter Lounge on either March 23, 24, 26, 27, or April 1, any time from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Your portrait is for the official senior group composite photograph that will be hung on a YDS corridor wall.  Each student is provided one 11x14" print of the group photo at Commencement. Students may purchase individual enlargements directly from the photographer.  Selection of the individual head shot to be used in the group photograph is made at the time of sitting.  There are 130 available appointments over the five days our photographer will be on campus. These time slots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Signing up early enables you to choose from the widest variety of dates and times for your portrait sitting.  If you have any questions, please contact Frank Brown at frank.brown@yale.edu or 203 432 5033.

 

Sorensen Lecture: “We Came a Long Way”

Sallama Shaker to deliver annual Sorensen Lecture, followed by a reception.  In honor of Women’s Month, Shaker’s lecture will explore education and women’s roles as change agents and peace activists. (http://www.yale.edu/divinity/news/090107_news_shaker.shtml)           

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 (5:15PM)

            H. Richard Niebuhr Hall

 

Kirkridge: Programs for Pastors and Lay Leaders

Upcoming retreat leaders include Diana Butler Bass and Charles McCullough.  (www.kirkridge.org).

 

Marquand Roundtable

Reminder: you are cordially invited invited to join Patrick Evans, Christa Swenson and Julie Kelsey for an informal roundtable conversation about Marquand Chapel. What do you like? What suggestions do you have? Are there elements of our worship that get in your way? Are there questions you'd like to ask? Please bring all questions, comments and suggestions with you. We look forward to talking with you.

            Wednesday, March 4 (12:30PM)

Common Room

 

Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty

On Monday the Connecticut General Assembly's Judiciary Committee will convene to hear public testimony on a bill that would abolish the death penalty in the State of Connecticut. Death sentences would be replaced by life imprisonment without the possibility of release.  You are invited to come or contact your legislator (www.cnadp).  For further information contact Matthew Stortz (’11).

Monday, March 2 (9:00AM line-up, 10:00AM hearing, 11:00AM testimony)

            Legislative Office Building

300 Capitol Ave., Room 1D

Hartford, CT

 

March and April 2009 Public Lectures at the Overseas Ministries Study Center

-         Where is the Gospel? What Happened to Culture? The Reformed Church in the Near East (Dr. Najeeb Awad, professor of systematic theology at the Near East School of Theology, Beirut)

Tuesday, March 17 (7:30 PM)

-         Changes in University Culture and the Implications of Christianity: The Case of Peking University (Dr. Tian Ling, associate professor in the Graduate School of Education at Peking University and a visiting fellow at Yale University)

                        Tuesday, March 24 (7:30PM)

-         Catholicism Without Priests: An Historical Investigation of Latin America (Dr. Edward L. Cleary, O.P. is professor of political science and director of the Latin American Studies Program at Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island)

                        Friday, March 27 (12:30PM)

-         Protestants, Mormons, and Catholics: 19th-Century Perspectives on Proclaiming the Gospel (Dr. Edith L. Blumhofer, professor of history at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois)

Friday, April 3 (12:30PM)

-         Christianity, Revival, and the Rwandan Genocide (Dr. Kevin Ward, senior lecturer in African religious studies at the University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom)

Tuesday, April 7 (7:30PM)

-         Japanese Religiosity and Resistance to Christian Mission in Japan: An Historical Interpretation (Dr. Eiko Takamizawa, is an associate professor of mission at Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology, Seoul, Korea, an interdenominational school that developed out of a five-year deliberation between the Korean Center for World Missions (Torch Missions Center) in Seoul and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois)

                        Tuesday, April 21 (7:30PM)

-         Trajectories in World Catholicism (Dr. William R. Burrows, managing editor of Orbis Books until his retirement in February)

                        Friday, April 24 (12:30PM)

All lectures will be held at the Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven, (203) 624-6672, www.OMSC.org.

 

Committee on Racial Equality/CLC Community Conversations

- CORE's Community Conversation on YDS Admissions: The Committee on Racial Equality (CORE) and CLC invite you to the latest in our Community Conversation series focusing on the admissions process at YDS.  We welcome Dean of Admissions Anna Ramirez, Assistant Director of Admissions Melissa Pucci and Professor John Collins, faculty chair of the admissions committee. admissions process works! Bring your questions and your lunch - dessert and drinks Come hear about YDS's recruitment and admissions policies, particularly as they concern students of color. This is your chance to ask any questions you might have about how this will be provided by CLC.

            Monday, March 2 (12:30-1:20PM)

            RSV Room

- "CORE Matters" Conversation Series: Curriculum at YDS: CORE also invites you to a conversation about curriculum at YDS. This will be an informal conversation about points, concerns and ideas raised in the last issue of CORE News. Come discuss your thoughts and hopes for curriculum at YDS.

Tuesday, March 3 (12:30-1:20PM)

            RSV Room (S200) 

 

This Week in Marquand

-         Monday: Prayer for the Journey: Songs and Prayers from the Taizé Community.

-         Tuesday: Evangelical Fellowship with guest artist Pamela Warrick-Smith.

-         Wednesday: Sung Morning Prayer:  A Celebration of Creation, planned and led by Evelyn Wheeler and Andy Barnett.

-         Thursday: A Service of the Word with graduating student Beth Magill preaching.

-         Friday: Community Eucharist in the style of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church with Jeremy Hultin, Assistant Professor of New Testament, preaching and Allie Perry, Lecturer in Pastoral Care, presiding.

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

 

The Ministry Resource Center is the place to find:

-         Lent worship, activities, study resources:  creative ideas, traditions you may be unfamiliar with, experiences from cultures other than your own, dramas

-         Music cds of Lent  for your commuting

-         DVDs: lots of documentaries on women's history, biographies, Bible background, social justice issues, black history, contemplative practices, and MORE

-         Workshops on these topics and more available on your schedule, just tell us day and time 10-3 that is good for you:

o       Lenten Groups on a Huge Variety of Topics:  Easily Used, Quality Resources

o       Resources for Congregations on Climate Change/Global Warming

o       Narrative Budget:  To Tell our Ministry Story

o       Encouraging Exploration in Bible Study: Using Bible Dictionaries, Translations, and Study Bibles

o       Inviting People, Not Telling Them to “Sign Up”

o       Sustainability Resources for Congregation Groups to Explore

o       Discernment Resources for Individuals, Groups, Congregations

o       Exploring a Variety of Forms of Spiritual Nurture:  Resources

 

Liturgical Dance Workshops

For all who are inquisitive about Liturgical Dance and its meaning, relevance and relationship to worship, we are announcing the spring 2009 series of workshops. The workshop construct will be the same as last semester.  This workshop series will focus on liturgical dance and healing. If you have a dance background that is wonderful, but for those who do not it is not necessary to have one. The most important element that is needed is the desire to learn to worship God with your entire body. The entire YDS community (students, faculty, men and women) are welcomed to take part. Please wear comfortable clothing and come with a dancing heart. If you have any questions please contact (kathleen.s.turner@yale.edu).  All take place in Marquand Chapel.

- The Sung Word and Dance as Instruments of Healing, Part 1

            Monday, March 2nd (6:15 - 7:15 PM)

- The Sung Word and Dance as Instruments of Healing, Part 2

            Monday, April 6th (6:15 - 7:15 PM)

 

Conference -- The Marital Divide, Race, Ethnicity, Class, and the Retreat from Marriage

The seminar will focus on the causes and consequences of, and the remedies for, the retreat from marriage in the United States, with a particular focus on minorities and the poor. The instructors for this seminar include: Kathryn Edin - Professor of Public Policy and Management /Harvard Kennedy School, Ron Haskins - Center on Children and Families/ Brookings Institution, Kay Hymowitz - William E. Simon Fellow/ Manhattan/ /Institute, Dan Lichter - Professor of Policy Analysis and Management, and Sociology /Cornell University, Ron Mincy - Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice /Columbia University, W. Bradford Wilcox - Professor of Sociology /University of Virginia (http://winst.org/seminars/www.winst.org/fellows/wilcox.php)

June 10 - 13, 2009 Princeton, New Jersey

 

Yale Sustainability Summit T-Shirt Contest

In an effort to continue building a campus-wide understanding of Yale's sustainability initiatives, how these changes affect the work we do as a university, and how everyone in our community can become involved, the Yale Office of Sustainability is planning the second annual Yale Sustainability Summit.  This year’s Summit will focus on Yale’s role within the local and global contexts, and the importance of efficiency, innovation, and balance in the current economic climate. Please check this website often to see schedule updates. (http://www.yale.edu/sustainability/summit/)

March 30th through April 3rd, 2009

 

Rally to Raise Age of Trying Minors as Adults. 

In 2007 Connecticut's legislature promised to end our states practice of sending non-violent 16 and 17 year olds to the adult criminal system effective January 1,2010. Connecticut is currently one of three states to try 16 and 17 years olds as adults.  The Governor has proposed to delay implementation of raising the age until 2012, which is both breaking Connecticut's Promise to our kids and against what is best for the public safety. Contact, Jane Jeuland (jane.jeuland@gmail.com)

            Monday, March 2 (Carpool leaves 9AM, Rally 10:30AM, Public Hearing 12:00PM)

 

Lecture: On Re-Entering the Threshold of Our Being: Six Steps Toward Contemplative Beholding

Program for Humanities in Medicine.  Our guest will be the art historian, Joel Upton (Amherst College).  Professor Upton teaches a legendary course at Amherst College in which students develop and articulate a sustained relationship with a work of art.

Thursday, March 5, 2009 (Reception 6:45PM, Lecture 7:30PM)

 Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, Room 208

 

Clothing Swap

Simply bring your old clothes, shoes, and accessories for donation (yes, it's time to let go...) and then just take what you want. It's that easy! What remains on Thursday will go in the El Salvador suitcases, as well as to other good causes.  Where and when to bring clothes: Ideally, bring clothes to the common room Wednesday morning sometime.  We will set up everything in the common room in time for coffee hour on Wednesday. The clothing swap will run from 11:00-1:30 on both Wednesday and Thursday, so if you forget Wednesday, bring 'em on Thursday! (Contact: Johanna.johnson@yale.edu).

Classifieds

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Ministry Resource Center

Learning Opportunity while you work:  Resource Assistant in Ministry Resource Center next academic year.  Come ask for application and job description!

VOLUNTEER: Music Ministry

St. Joseph of Arimathea (a progressive, inclusive, Independent Catholic faith community) is currently seeking volunteers to help create a music ministry. Titles and references will be provided for those who wish to secure experience working with a parish community. Liturgies are Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm in the chapel of the Center Church Parish House, 311 Temple Street. The chapel has a piano. For more information, please contact bromatthew@mysaintjoes.com.

 

World Council of Churches Seeks Young Adults Stewards for Central Committee Meeting.

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is accepting applications now for its 2009 Stewards Program, Aug. 19- Sept. 4 in Geneva, Switzerland in conjunction with the meeting of the WCC’s Central Committee.  English-speaking young adults aged 18-30 from WCC member churches are eligible to apply. Deadline for applications is March 31. Twenty-five young adults will be accepted.  The 150-member WCC Central Committee meets every 18 months to monitor and set directions for the council’s work. The 2009 meeting Aug. 27-Sept. 4 will feature the election of a new general secretary to succeed the Rev. Samuel Kobia, a Kenyan Methodist who announced one year ago that he would not seek a second four-year term.  The Stewards Program will be composed of 3 phases:  an Ecumenical Learning Program; staffing the Central Committee meeting; Ecumenical Project planning to be done when the stewards return home.  The main areas of stewards’ work during the Central Committee meeting are assisting in worship, the conference room where many Central Committee-related events take place, documentation, the press office, the sound/translation booths, and other tasks such as general administration, sorting mail and delivering messages. (http://www.oikoumene.org/en/programmes/the-wcc-and-the-ecumenical-movement-in-the-21st-century/youth-in-the-ecumenical-movement/stewards-leadership-training.html)

 

Housing

Apartment Available in Hamden

I am trying to help a good friend find someone to take over his lease. He needs to move out at the end of April/early May. Current lease goes through October 2009. Renewing beyond that would be up to you. Here are the details: One bedroom apartment located near the corner of Whitney Ave. and Dixwell Ave in Hamden (Jefferson Arms Building). Rent is $850 and includes hot water. Average electric bill is $55/month.

-On-site laundry facilities

-24 hour maintenance

- approx. 750sq feet

-1 Bed/1 Bath; Combined Living Room/Dining Area

-First floor, easy move-in

-Walking distance to several restaurants and only a half mile to groceries/shops

-wall to wall carpeting in Bedroom and LR/Dining Area

-Off-Street Parking or a 1 minute walk to a Bus Stop

-Very close to both Quinnipiac U, SCSU and only 7 miles to Yale.

-Quiet Building

 If you are interested or know someone who might be, please contact me at sachin.ramabhadran@gmail.com and I’ll put you in touch. Thanks!