March 29, 2009


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Academic Information. 2

Spring 2009 Final Exam Schedule. 2

Comprehensive Calendar 3

Financial Aid 2009-10. 3

Diploma Changes Deadline. 3

BTFO Coordinators. 4

Senior Class Officers. 4

Lectures and Events. 4

This Week in Marquand. 4

Water, Wells, and Film.. 4

YLS Lecture Elliot Lecture: “Religious Establishment, Civic Exclusion, and Democracy’s Public Reason”  4

Lecture “President Obama’s Faith-Based Initiative.  Will it succeed?” with John Dilulio Jr. 4

Beinecke Master Class. 4

Lecture: “A Letter to President Obama from the Middle East and the Muslim World”. 4

Barbara Brown Taylor Visit 4

Screening and discussion with film maker: “The Great Silence: Rape in the Congo”. 4

Affiliates/Associates for Yale World Fellows Program.. 4

Lecture: “Royal Succession and Legal Succession: Assyrian Influence in Deuteronomy’s Revision of the Covenant Collection”. 4

Screening: “The Passion of Christ”. 4

Two Medical Lectures. 4

In the Pastor’s Study: Heidi Neumark. 4

Yale Sustainability Summit 4

Contemporary Sri Lankan Cinema. 4

National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Young Adult Fellowship Program.. 4

'Saint Aldo Leopold's' Feast Day. 4

Panel Discussion: The Iraqi Exodus. 4

AIDS Science Day. 4

The Flowering Cross: Holy Week in an Andean Village on display at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music  4

Lecture: Sister Helen Prejean. 4

Terry Lecture: Marilynne Robinson. 4

Swazi Theater Artist, Nicholas Bhekifa Mamba. 4

Ministry Resource Center Workshops. 4

Peter Marty Visit 4

The MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics, & Society Lecture: "A Theory of Religion and Conflict" 4

Voice and Voicelessness Rescheduled. 4

Holy Happy Hour 4

Lecture by John Fife. 4

Student Book Supply Spring Sale. 4

Rivendell Eclectic Seminar: Selected Essays of C. S. Lewis. 4

Lecture: Bill McKibben. 4

Upcoming Annand Programs: 4

Classifieds. 4

Lost/Found. 4


ISO: Worship Survey Responses. 4

ISO: Bibles. 4

Employment 4

Ministry Resource Center 4

Couch-Mover Needed. 4

Driving Tutor 4

Ocean Camp Counselor Needed. 4

Hartford Summer CPE Opening. 4

Housing. 4

Summer Sublet in Mansfield Area. 4

Summer Housing Sought 4

Rooms Available. 4

Apartments Available. 4

Shore House Rental Available. 4


Academic Information


Spring 2009 Final Exam Schedule




Monday, May 4

9-12 noon Rel. 600, O.T. Interpretation

C. Sharp     

Niebuhr Hall, Latourette (S223), Bushnell S212

2-5 p.m. Rel. 601, N.T. Interpretation    

D. Swancutt

Niebuhr Hall, Latourette (S223), Bushnell S212

Tuesday, May 5

9-12 noon Rel. 618, Intermediate Greek: Septuagint           

J. Hultin

Broholm (S202)

9-12 noon Rel. 726, Systematic Theology                  

E. Waggoner

Niebuhr Hall

3:30-6 p.m. Rel. 669, Historical Jesus

A. Collins

RSV (S200)

Wednesday, May 6

9-12 noon Rel. 604, Elementary Biblical Hebrew           

D. Kim

Broholm (S202)

9-12 noon Rel. 677, Advanced Biblical Hebrew Poetry       

J. Baden

L 104

9-12 noon Rel. 715, Intro to Christian Ethics II

F. Simmons

Niebuhr Hall

2-4 p.m. Rel. 605, Elementary NT Greek                             

S. Brand


2-4 p.m. Rel. 686, Greek Exegesis, 2 Peter and Jude      

J. Hultin


Thursday, May 7

9-12 noon Rel. 734, Reformation Europe (for all graduating seniors; others by request)         

B. Gordon

Niebuhr Hall

2-4 p.m. Rel. 850, Dante’s Journey to God   

P. Hawkins

ISM Great Hall

2-5 p.m. Rel. 674, Intermediate Hebrew II                    

V. Hoffer

Bushnell 212

Friday, May 8

9-12 noon Rel. 729, Survey of Medieval Latin Literature

J. Johnson

Wood (S117)


Comprehensive Calendar

In an attempt to better communicate all that happens on the Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (and beyond), some changes have been made recently in the way events and activities are posted.  Click on “calendars” on the YDS homepage menu (left-hand side of the page) for an updated list of events/activities information sources, along with a description, location and contact person for each.  Questions about particular calendars can be addressed to the individuals listed.  General questions about the calendars can be directed to  The list can be found at:


Financial Aid 2009-10

To all YDS Financial Aid Recipients:  Just a simple reminder that financial aid applications are due April 1st for the 2009-10 academic year.  Don’t forget to:

1.  Download the financial aid application from the YDS web site (, fill it out and                                                     turn it in by April 1st.

2.  Complete the FAFSA on line at

3.  Turn in a copy of your 2008 federal income tax return with your financial aid application.

All those who receive financial aid whether it be merit based or need based must complete the financial aid application to update the electronic file and paper file for the new year. Contact:


Diploma Changes Deadline

Reminder: the deadline for making changes or corrections to your diploma

name is April 6th, 2009. Prior to that date, please go to the "commencement" tab on your student record and follow the instructions regarding diploma name. If you are expecting to graduate in May and your diploma name does not display, please contact Lisa Huck immediately. Thanks.


BTFO Coordinators

Congratulations and best wishes to Kate Spelman and Sandra Valdes-Lopez upon their selection as Coordinators of the Before the Fall Orientation (BTFO) for 2009!  Sandra and Kate will serve as primary designers and organizers of this orientation program for new students, scheduled this year for August 25th to 28th.  Kate and Sandra will begin preparations for this annual event following Spring Break, as they recruit volunteers from among returning students to offer leadership and assistance in BTFO.  Please keep Sandra and Kate in your good thoughts and supportive prayers as they undertake this important service on behalf of the Divinity School.  Kate and Sandra, our congratulations, gratitude, and best wishes to you both! Dale Peterson, Dean of Students


Senior Class Officers

It is my joy and honor to announce to you the Senior Class Officers for the Class of 2009.  The officers are Holly Adams, Lindsay Bacher, Reggie Bachus, Nichole Flores, Greta Getlein, Erik, Graham-Smith, Nancy Hoerner, Johanna Johnson, Mike O'Loughlin, Ann  Phelps, and Tim Weisman.  Congratulations and many thanks to these members of the Class of 2009 for their willingness to serve as Class Officers.  Class Officers, please know of our appreciation for you and the work you will do on behalf of the Class of 2009.  Please be assured of  our prayers and support for you in the time of  preparation for Commencement.  Best wishes to the Class of 2009, now and in the days ahead!  In celebration and appreciation, Dale Peterson, Dean of Students.

Lectures and Events


This Week in Marquand

-         Monday: Imagining Wilderness led by Yale Earth Care Committee

-         Tuesday: A Service of the Word with graduating student Erik Graham Smith preaching and the Marquand Gospel Choir.

-         Wednesday: Sung Morning Prayer: A Celebration of Creation led by Andy Barnett and Evelyn Wheeler with the Theodicy Quartet.

-         Thursday: Lenten Labyrinth.

-         Friday: Community Eucharist with Barbara Lundblad (ELCA), Joe Engle Professor of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary, New York.

 Services begin at 10:30am. All are welcome.


Water, Wells, and Film

-         Christiana Peppard will present some of her dissertation material on the politics of water

-         Stay Patyrak (Living Water) will address well-drilling in the developing world (

-         Travis Reed and Steve Foster will talk about and show their work at their Christian film company, “The Work of the People” (

A light dinner will be served

Thursday, April 2 (5:30-7:00PM)




YLS Lecture Elliot Lecture: “Religious Establishment, Civic Exclusion, and Democracy’s Public Reason”

Joshua Cohen is Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society at Stanford University, where he teaches political science, philosophy, and law, directs the Program on Global Justice, and co-directs the Program on Liberation Technologies. A political philosopher, Cohen has written on democratic theory and global justice. A volume of selected papers, Philosophy, Politics, Democracy will appear this fall from Harvard University Press, and Rousseau: A Free Community of Equals will appear in 2010 from Oxford University Press. Since 1991, Cohen has been editor of Boston Review.

            Monday, March 30 (4:30PM)

            Yale Law School Faculty Lounge


Lecture “President Obama’s Faith-Based Initiative.  Will it succeed?” with John Dilulio Jr.

Yale's Progam in Ethics, Politics, and Economics is pleased to announce: the 2009 Robert H. Litowitz lecture with John J. Dilulio, Jr., University of Pennsylvania professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society and former director of faith-based initiatives under the Bush administration. 

Thursday, April 2 (4:00-5:30PM)

William L. Harkness Hall (WLH) (Rm 116)


Beinecke Master Class

“English Paleography and Archival Sources, 16th-18th Century” with Maija Jansson, Yale University.  Course description:  This course will combine a study of 16th-18th century English handwriting (script and numerals) with an introduction to manuscript documents and using archives. Students will learn to recognize and read various hands. They will also learn how to begin archival research, what questions to raise regarding documents, dates, authors, and provenance. Although the class will work only with English language materials, the principles explored in the course can be applied across a broad range of research in the history of early-modern Europe.


Application:  To be assured of consideration in this limited-enrollment class, prospective students are asked to apply for this class no later than Friday, April 17th.  ( 

            May 18-22


Lecture: “A Letter to President Obama from the Middle East and the Muslim World”

An open letter was sent to President Obama in March 2009 from a group including Professor Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Egyptians Without Borders, Human Rights First, Frank Fokoyama, as well as many others. In this talk, Dr. Ibrahim, an Egyptian human rights activist, will discuss this letter, which touches on issues of freedom and human rights in the Muslim world, mutual respect between the United States and the Muslim world, as well as prospects for engaging moderates and isolating extremists in Egypt, Iran, and Turkey. Introduction and Moderation by Sameh H. Naggar

Mar 30, 2009 (5:30PM)

Luce Hall (Rm 203)


Barbara Brown Taylor Visit

I'd like to draw your attention to the Literature and Spirituality event coming

up next Thursday, April 2. Barbara Brown Taylor, long renowned for her preaching, has made a recent turn to memoir. Her most recent books, both published by HarperOne, are "Leaving Church: A Memoir" (2006) and "An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith" (2009).  For more information contact

Thursday, April 2

Informal Conversation


JE Dining Room

Reading and Discussion of recent work


ISM Great Hall

Signing and Reception


Sarah Smith Gallery


Screening and discussion with film maker: “The Great Silence: Rape in the Congo

Filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson will introduce her film and lead a discussion following the screening.  This extraordinary film, "The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo," shot in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), shatters the silence that surrounds the use of sexual violence as a weapon of conflict. Many tens of thousands of women and girls have been systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated and tortured by soldiers from both foreign militias and the Congolese army. A survivor of gang rape herself, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson travels through the DRC to understand what is happening and why. 


Affiliates/Associates for Yale World Fellows Program

The Yale World Fellows Program seeks internationally minded graduate and professional school students to become Affiliates and Associates for the fall 2009 semester.  These are great opportunities to learn from global emerging leaders while gaining valuable experience in event organization and cultural diplomacy.  For more information, please visit


Lecture: “Royal Succession and Legal Succession: Assyrian Influence in Deuteronomy’s Revision of the Covenant Collection”

Prof. Jeffrey Stackert, University of Chicago

            Tuesday, March 31 (5:00PM)

            Latourette Hall


Screening: “The Passion of Christ”

As part of REL 854 (Literature and the Visual Arts, ) Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of Christ” will be screened.  All are welcome.  Contact:

            Monday, March 30 (7:00PM)

            ISM Great Hall


Two Medical Lectures

“A Tale of Two Cities: Biloxi and New Haven”

Dr. Suzanne Lagarde’s talk will give an overview of her experiences working at a large Federally Qualified Health Center in southern Mississippi. Her talk will highlight the major challenges facing Americans living without health insurance and the equally challenging problems facing those who try to care for large numbers of uninsured.

            Thursday, April 2 (5:00PM)

            333 Cedar Street (Beaumont Room)


“Writing by the Seat of my Pants.”  Dr. Sherwin Nuland, author and professor of surgery at Yale New Haven.  After nearly four decades in the operating room, Sherwin Nuland traded his scalpel for a pencil to begin his full-time writing career. He has written over 10 best-selling books on topics such as life and death, aging, and humanity. He has also written for the New York Times, The New Yorker, and The New Republic. Dr. Nuland will speak about becoming an author in spite of having no previous experience or training, and the general path he follows when writing books or essays.   Dr. Nuland will also read a chapter from his new book, The Soul of Medicine: Tales from the Bedside, whose publication date is April 14th

            Thursday April 16 (5:00PM)

            333 Cedar Street (Beaumont Room)


In the Pastor’s Study: Heidi Neumark

Pastor Neumark spent 20 years at

Transfiguration Lutheran Church in the South Bronx, and wrote about that

experience in the popular book "Breathing Space. She is now the Pastor of

Trinity Lutheran Church in New York, a multicultural, bilingual community

that also provides an overnight shelter and outreach program for LGBT youth.

This is a ministry worth learning about! A lunch of homemade soups and fresh

breads will be served; rsvp by emailing

            Wednesday, April 1 (12:30PM)

            JE Dining Hall


Yale Sustainability Summit

The Sustainability Summit showcases the efforts of individuals, groups, and departments across Yale’s campus to implement sustainable practices and achieve balance between our environmental, economic, and social priorities.  By exhibiting the most exciting innovations, celebrating our community’s successes, and exploring the challenges we face, the summit brings together everyone across campus and fosters discussion about all things sustainable.  We invite you to join us in those conversations at all of our events. Activities include lectures, tours, exhibits, film screenings, workshops, and more. To-date, over 40 events have been scheduled (  Some opportunities happening near around Sterling Divinity Quadrangle include:

-         Yale Earth Care Committee Chapel Service Celebrating Wilderness (Monday, March 30, 10:30 to 11:30a.m., Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect St.).

-         Film Screening: The Corporation: The Corporation explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Hosted by the Yale Earth Care Committe at the Divinity School. (7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, Yale Divinity School, Niebuhr Hall, 409 Prospect St.).

-         Sustainable Sung Morning Prayer: (10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, Yale Divinity School, Marquand Chapel, Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, 409 Prospect St.).

-         Lecture: The Most Important Number on Earth: Bill McKibben, an American environmentalist and writer, will speak on climate change. (12:00 p.m., Friday, April 3, Marquand Chapel, Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, 409 Prospect St.).

-         Tours of Kroon Hall and other campus sustainable buildings

Please see our events calendar and/or email for days and times.


Contemporary Sri Lankan Cinema

Sri Lankan independent filmmaker Robert Crusz will bring a Contemporary Sri Lankan film and discussion series to Yale in the first two weeks of April.  All screenings and discussions will take place from 4:00-6:30 p.m. at 212 York Street, New Haven.  Following the final film screening, there will be a Q&A and a panel discussion with Film Studies and South Asian Studies scholars.  The Yale and Greater New Haven community is welcome.

April 2, 7, 9 and 14 (4:00-6:30PM)

212 York St


National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Young Adult Fellowship Program

In case you know of anyone that would be interested in this fellowship

(travel, food, and lodging are included). Deadline is May 11, 2009, for application. The Council is continuing the tradition of nurturing young faith and environment leaders by sponsoring a four-day Young Adult Fellowship Program this summer.  The program, which will focus on climate justice, seeks to nurture and train a new generation of faith leaders on environmental issues. The fellowship class will be held in the summer of 2009 at Port Isobel, Virginia. Participants will enjoy the unique atmosphere of this Chesapeake island while delving into theology with our theologian-in-residence and learning more about climate, poverty, and justice through interactive workshops and plenary sessions. One of the goals of the program, now in its third year, is to bring together a diversity of young adults for fellowship and learning. To apply, visit<


'Saint Aldo Leopold's' Feast Day

Join your Forestry colleagues for a day of celebration, enlightenment, and discussions about our collective commitment to the Earth. Added bonus: YDS's own Andy Barnett and Justin Haaheim, of the Theodicy Jazz Quartet, will be performing at the reception being held at the Peabody Museum (Hall of DINOSAURS!) at 6:30PM. The reception is free and open to the public!  ( )


Panel Discussion: The Iraqi Exodus

The Episcopal Peace Fellowship at Berkeley Divinity School is hosting Iraqi Exodus: The Refugee Crisis.  A panel discussion with: Scott Harding, Assistant Professor of Community Organizing, UCONN School of Social Work; Chris George, Executive Director, Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services, New Haven; Jan Holton, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Yale Divinity School. 

The presentation will include a video clip from Iraqi Exodus, a Wide Angle production of PBS. This event is co-sponsored by the Community Life Committee and the YDS Student Council.

Friday, April 3 (4:00-6:00PM)

ISM Great Hall


AIDS Science Day

AIDS Science Day, organized by CIRA, draws over 300 scientists, students, community members, researchers, and interested others. Usually consisting of a combination of panel presentations, a keynote address, poster presentations, and community booths, this day-long conference highlights the HIV/AIDS related research being conducted at Yale University and also by CIRA's collaborating institutions, The Institute for Community Research and the University of Connecticut's Center for Health Intervention and Prevention (CHIP). The conference also highlights collaborative efforts in the surrounding community and provides many opportunities for networking.  Please follow the link below for more information and to register.  This free event is sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale.

Wednesday, April 1 (8:30AM-4:30PM)

Omni Hotel


Panel Discussion: “Gender Identity, Reproductive Healthcare Law, and CT Law”

a dynamic educational forum featuring a panel of experts and activists from the transgender and ally communities who will discuss the role of gender identity and gender expression in reproductive and sexual healthcare, legal and policy implications and how YOU can help end discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression in our state!

            Monday, March 30 (7:00-9:00PM)

            Planned Parenthood, 345 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT


The Flowering Cross: Holy Week in an Andean Village on display at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music

In 2008, noted New Haven art photographer Robert Lisak traveled to Peru during Holy Week with Professor Jaime Lara of Yale to document a cultural treasure in a remote Andean village. The resulting exhibition of Mr. Lisak’s photographs accompanied by commentary in English and Spanish by Prof. Lara will be on display at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music in New Haven from March 30–April 24 (open weekdays 9–4). The exhibition focuses on the colonial Inca town of Andahuaylillas, near Cuzco. The extraordinary 17th century church at the center of the town houses remarkable murals, oil paintings, gilded sculptures and two colonial pipe organs. In Andahuaylillas, Holy

Week is celebrated with rituals that combine Quechua hymnody with late medieval and Baroque liturgical practices in a pure form rarely seen in the last fifty or more years. The photographer and the author had unprecedented access to events and to parts of the building not open to the public, and the exhibition offers a unique glimpse into early evangelical conversion practices and their continued vitality in the context of the rich bilingual contemporary Andean culture. The exhibition, entitled The Flowering Cross: Holy Week in an Andean Village, is presented by Yale Institute of Sacred Music with support from Yale Divinity School. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public. More information is available at or 203.432.5062.

March 30–April 24, 2009

Yale Institute of Sacred Music

409 Prospect Street, New Haven

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 31 (4:30–6PM)


Lecture: Sister Helen Prejean

The Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty presents its first annual Religious Organizing Program on the Death Penalty Keynote Speaker: Sr. Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking” and “The Death of Innocents.”  Whether you are a priest or an imam, a divinity school student, or the chair of your synagogue’s social justice committee, ALL religious leaders are welcome!  Recently, many states have abolished the death penalty or restricted its scope. Faith communities have played a vital role in these victories. The next big victory could be in Connecticut, and this event will show how religious leaders can help achieve it.  Lunch and Admission are free.  Please RSVP by April 1, 2009.  Contact Bob Nave at or 203.206.9854.  Also, visit our website:

            Saturday, April 18, 2009 (9:00AM-2:00PM)

            Carol Autorino Center

1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT


Terry Lecture: Marilynne Robinson

Robinson, author of the novel Gilead, which won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, will offer a series of four lectures the last two weeks of March, "Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self." (


            March 31, April 2 (4:30PM)

            Linsley-Chittenden Rm 102


Swazi Theater Artist, Nicholas Bhekifa Mamba

Nicholas Bhekifa Mamba is the President of the Association of Swazi Theatre Groups and a member of People’s Educational Theatre (PET), Swaziland.  Over the past fifteen years, he has committed much of his artistry to making implicit and explicit connections between Swazi syncretic belief systems, shifting Swazi culture, international non-government organizations, and HIV/AIDS in Swaziland.  Mamba engages local performance as a medium for reconciliation of the above discourses.  For the past two summers, Mamba has worked with the Yale Summer Session undergraduate course “Arts and Public Health in Action: A Study of HIV/AIDS in Swaziland and South Africa.”  For additional information, contact Meredith Coleman-Tobias (

- April 2 (6:00PM): Public Interview with Religious Studies/African-American Studies Ph.D. student, Jennifer Leath, “Swazi Churches and Black Churches in the US: A Cross-Cultural Exchange” hosted by Yale Black Seminarians

J.E. Dining Room

7:00PM:  Lecture, “Systems of Hope: The Role of Local Theater and Belief in Swaziland,” RSV Room

- April 7 (12:30-1:20PM): Brownbag Lunch and Conversation

J.E. Dining Room

- April 8 (7:00PM): International Affairs Council Gaddis-Smith Lecture, “The Crossroads of HIV/AIDS and Swazi Theater in International Non-Government Organizations,”

Luce Hall

Ministry Resource Center Workshops

"Sustainability Resources for Congregation Groups to Explore"

Wednesday April 1 (11:30-12:30PM)

“Resources for Congregation on Climate Change/Global Warming”

Thursday, April 2 (11:30-12:30PM)


Need resources on immigration, Andean art, ecology, simple living, youth ministry, holy week worship and activities of congregations?  Ask us!


Peter Marty Visit

Every other year, the Hoskins Visitorship brings a Christian leader who deals particularly with issues relating to the reform and renewal of the church to Yale Divinity School.  This year our Hoskins Visitor is Peter W. Marty, host of Grace Matters, the radio ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and senior pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa.  (Full Bio:  Peter will be with us from April 14 – 16, 2009.  He will be involved in a number of activities while here, including chapel, a lunch with Lutheran faculty and staff, dinner with Lutheran students, a “Common Room Conversation”, Lutheran/Episcopal Eucharist service, and a lunch with Area IV faculty and ministerial staff.  Despite all these activities we still have open time slots on both Tuesday (2:30 – 4:30 pm) and Wednesday (3 – 5 pm) afternoons.  If you would like to schedule an individual (or group) appointment with Peter during either of these time slots, please let me know by Tuesday, April 7th.


The MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics, & Society Lecture: "A Theory of Religion and Conflict"

Vivek Sharma, Yale University Professor of Politcal Science.

Tuesday, March 31 (12:00-1:20PM)

8 Prospect Place, Room 119


Voice and Voicelessness Rescheduled

At last! The reprise of the Voice and Voicelessness panel that had to be cancelled in January because of snow will happen.  Don't miss Dean Townes and Professors Sharp, Leslie and Craigo-Snell reflect on their experiences as women in the Academe.  Men are especially welcome!

            Wednesday, April 1 (12:30-1:20)

            RSV Room


Holy Happy Hour

Students and faculty, this your opportunity for informal conversation and a chance to ask those questions of each other that you never got to in class. Snacks, water, soda and wine will be served. Sponsored by the Committee for Spiritual Formation and the Practice of Faith and the Office of the Dean of Students. See you there!

            Monday March 30 (5:30-6:45PM)

            Commuter Lounge

Lecture by John Fife

Pizza and soft drinks provided by Presbyterian and Reformed Group and Former Profits.  John Fife is an ordained PCUSA minister, a human rights activist and advocate.  He is the co-founder of the famous Sanctuary Movement in the 1980s when the US government refused to grant refugee status to people fleeing from Latin American countries. It is estimated that between 1982 and 1992 over 15OOO Latin American refugees came through his church in Tuscon. In 1986 the US federal government prosecuted him and others on alien smuggling charges and he was convicted and served his 5 year term of probation without interrupting his ministry at Southside Presbyterian Church. In 1992 he was elected the Moderator of the General Assembly of the PCUSA. In 2002 he was the co founder of Samaritan Patrol along the Mexico Arizona border.

Monday, March 30 (12:00-1:15PM)

            ISM Great Hall


Student Book Supply Spring Sale

20-40% off selected books and clothing plus a daily sale specials:

-         Monday, March 30: Faculty/Current Student Publications/Alumni Books

-         Tuesday, March 31: Denominational-Hymnal/Christian Ed/Worship

-         Wednesday, April 1: Foreign Language/Reference

-         Thursday, April 2: Spirituality/Religious Studies

-         Friday, April 3: Missions/Religion and Society/Social Ethics

-         Monday, April 6: Bible: NT/OT/Commentary/Biblical Studies

-         Tuesday, April 7: Black Studies/Gender/Pastoral Sections (Preaching, Parish Ministry)

-         Wednesday, April 8: Theology/Philosophy

-         Thursday, April 9: Religion and the Arts/Literature

-         Friday, April 10: Church History/Judaic Studies


Rivendell Eclectic Seminar: Selected Essays of C. S. Lewis

We invite you to a discussion of the social ethics found in The Abolition of

Man by C.S. The selected piece that we will be covering tonight is posted on the Rivendale (see below).  Email Greg Ganssle (  However, the reading is not required, we'd love just to have you there to add to the conversation.

-         Monday, March 30: Chapter Two: The Way

-         Monday April 6: Chapter Three: The Abolition of Man

            16 Lynwood Place


Lecture: Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks associated with human genetic engineering. Beginning in the summer of 2006, he led the organization of the largest demonstrations against global warming in American history. McKibben is active in the Methodist Church, and his writing sometimes has a spiritual bent. 

Beginning in January 2007 he founded to demand that

Congress enact curbs on carbon emissions that would cut global warming pollution 80 percent by 2050. With six college students, he organized 1,400 global warming demonstrations across all 50 states of America on April 14, 2007.  Bill has been awarded Guggenheim and Lyndhurst Fellowships, and won the Lannan Prize for nonfiction writing in 2000. He has honorary degrees from Green Mountain College, Unity College, Lebanon Valley College and Sterling College.

            April 3, 2009 (12:00PM)

            Marquand Chapel


Upcoming Annand Programs:


-         The Ministry of Spiritual Direction: Would you like to know more about spiritual direction? These questions and others you bring will be addressed by Jane Stickney, Annand Program for Spiritual Formation coordinator.  Contact Annand Coordinator, Matthew Leaycraft at: 

Tuesday, March 31 (2:00 – 3:30)

(Room S-105)

-         Strategies for Successful Small Groups: Join Annand mentor, Bari Dworken, to discuss these questions and more in a workshop examining successful formation and leadership of small groups.  Those planning to work in supervised ministries will find this work particularly helpful.  Pre-register on Annand bulletin board or contact:

                        Monday, April 6 (6:00-9:00PM)





Trinity Place Shelter is a 10-bed shelter for LGBT youth hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, Pastor Heidi Neumark.  Many individuals and groups have come together to help support the residents of the shelter, who are all in job-training and life-management programs through the social services ministries of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.  That said, there are some non-essential but quality of life things, and one that would really help folks unwind, relax, and pass the time would be a larger library of dvds. If you have one or two you'd like to share, would you please bring them to Patrick Evans during coffee hour on Monday or Tuesday.

ISO: Worship Survey Responses

As part of our Supervised Ministry Internship with the Connecticut Sponsoring Committee [a broad-based organization of communities of faith in southern CT looking to make Social Justice a concrete reality], Sadie Stone and I are trying to get a sense of which congregations and communities of faith people here at the Div School call home.  Please take five seconds and e-mail either or with the name of your local place of worship. Your help is greatly appreciated.  All responses will be kept confidential. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail or talk to either one of us.

ISO: Bibles

Fishermen of Men Ministry at Walk of Faith Church seeks Bibles.  Contact Naida McKelvey ( 



Ministry Resource Center

For a learning experience while ministering to students and leaders from congregations and agencies, learning about new ministry resources, and earning money, you are invited to apply for Resource.  Assistant positions in Ministry Resource Center soon!  Application and job description attached. Conversation available with Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt, Director. (RESOURCE ASSISTANT.doc, Application1.doc)

Couch-Mover Needed

You’ll be paid in deserts to move a couch between YDS dorms.  Contact:

Driving Tutor

There is woman who has been attending First Baptist Church since moving from China about 6 weeks ago. She's very friendly. She is trying to get her driver's license. Church members have given her driving lessons over the last few weeks. She took her driving test on Saturday and failed on a minor offense. She now needs someone to ride with her for an hour to an hour and a half a day, a couple of days a week, for the next 3 weeks. Hours are somewhat flexible. Pay is negotiable, but $20 per session is being offered. She does not need heavy instruction, but needs some simple hints and pointers and gentle correction. She could drive you to run errands. If you are interested in helping out this

nice woman and making some money, you can email me and I'll forward your emails along to another family from the church that is helping her out.

Ocean Camp Counselor Needed


Hartford Summer CPE Opening

We have a couple of spots open for the Summer Unit that begins the day after Memorial Day. If you have any inquiries, I'd appreciate it if you would send them this way. There is a lot of information about our program at our website:


Summer Sublet in Mansfield Area

Amazing and modern fully-furnished condo apartment with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1,465 sq ft available for summer sublet. Amenities include central air conditioning, barbeque area, deck, patio and hardwood floors. Great appliances (about 1 year old) such as dishwasher, self-cleaning oven, digital electric piano, washer and dryer. Two parking spots on site (garage and in front of house). Conveniently located within walking distance to Science Hill, Divinity School, School of Management and the gym. Rent $1,950/month ($650/roommate). Utilities not included. Amount negotiable. Available from May 25 until August 16. Please contact Hilary Boller (

Summer Housing Sought

We are looking for family housing. Tim is taking New Testament Greek this summer at the Divinity School. The class is offered May 26 - July 7, 2009. We will be arriving on May 25 for Tim to prepare for class. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. If no family housing is available, Tim will need housing for himself for the summer.  (

Rooms Available

Rooms for rent in a newly remodeled four bedroom home. Information is attached. Move in date: Now or May 1st. (780 Winchester Posting.doc). 

Apartments Available

My landlord has several 1, 2, & 3 bedroom apartments available starting this summer.   All are in the east rock neighborhood.  In particular, there are two apartments available in my house on Clark Street near Modern Pizza.  The first is a 2 bedroom with lots of light and a renovated kitchen and bathroom.  The other is a 3 bedroom which also has a recently remodeled kitchen.  Each apartment has a dishwasher and there is a brand new washing machine and a dryer in the basement.  We also have off-street parking.  No dogs, but cats are ok in most of her apartments.  I have rented from my landlord for three years and she is very fair and quick to respond to requests.  If you are interested, please email me. (

Shore House Rental Available

Charming and renovated 4 bedroom home with waterviews 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 (10 or 11 months) or full year beginning August 24, 2008. $1750 per month for 2 students or $2000 per month for 3 students. This is a beautiful place. Pictures available at  Email or call James for more info at 860-216-0270.