April 19, 2009


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Academic Information. 2

Candidates in Systematic Theology. 2

Spring 2009 Final Exam Schedule. 2

UCC Grants Available. 3

Lectures and Events. 3

Spring Fling! 3

Bartenders needed at Spring Fling. 4

This Week in Marquand. 4

Lunch with Rev. Billy of the Church of No Shopping. 4

Lecture: Palladio's Venetian Churches. 4

Annand Workshops this Week. 4

Mary Oyer Visiting. 4

State of the School Address. 4

Prayer Vigil and Service of Solidarity on Declaration of Sexuality and Gender Identity. 4

Commencement Worship and Communion Services. 4

Marrow Donor Registry. 4

Last CORE Meeting of the Year 4

Ministry Resource Center 4

“Blessed Mother Teresa – a Unique Intimate Portrait”. 4

Fair Trade Info Session. 4

Springboox 2009. 4

Summer Institute on Islam, Intercultural Relations and Leadership. 4

Rufus Wainwright Concert 4

BTFO Survey. 4

"They Were Praying: Singing with the Women of the Bible" -- Belters and Winers Concert 4

Brass: Cornucopia. 4

Students for Health Care Reform Rally. 4

Genocide, Rescue, and Prevention Conference. 4

Lecture: “Jewish Marriage Contracts as Documents of Acculturation”. 4

"The Secular State and the Religious Citizen: Governmental Neutrality, Religious Conviction, and Civic Virtue" 4

Film Screening :Performing the Passion:  J.S. Bach and the Gospel According to John”. 4

Div School Idol 4

Classifieds. 4

For Sale. 4

Warehouse Furniture Sale. 4

Employment 4

Student Workers Needed. 4

Q Source Editor 4

Ministry Resource Center 4

Summer Intern: Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing. 4

Housing. 4

Summer Sublet 4

ISO: Free Housing in Exchange for Household Duties. 4


Academic Information


Candidates in Systematic Theology


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

-         Oliver Davies, “Credit and Creed: A Response by Transformation Theology to the Global Banking Crisis.”

Monday, April 20 (12:30PM)

RSV, S200

-         Janet Soskice, “Creation Ex Nihilo and Naming God”

Monday, April 27 (5:00PM)

Niebuhr Hall, N123

-         Christoph Schwobel, “Changing Places: Understanding Sin in Relation to God”

Monday, May 4 (12:30PM)

Niebuhr Hall, N123


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)


UCC Grants Available

UCC Seminarians in care or members in discernment graduating 2009 -- The Pension Boards administers the distribution of grants to senior seminary students in care or members in discernment who expect to enter active, authorized ministry in the United Church of Christ within the next year. These grants are provided from the income from The Herring and Stark Memorial Funds to establish provisional membership in The Annuity Plan for The United Church of Christ. If you would like information on receiving an application, please stop by the Registrar's office.


Lectures and Events


Roland Clement's talk on Process Philosophers

 will be April 29 at 6:30 in the Jonathan Edward's Dining Room.


Spring Fling!

The entire YDS community – staff, students, faculty, family, friends are invited.  It’s time to celebrate the end of spring semester!  Check out our facebook group to get in the spirit and see pics from last year’s festivities (please invite other divvies we missed!):

CONTEST: Post your best pic from last year’s fling to the facebook event and win yourself a prize! Judges are looking for pics that exemplify “Spring Fling, Divvie Style” - take that concept and run with it!

Friday, April 24th, 7:00PM-12:00AM

New Haven Historical Society (114 Whitney Ave)


Bartenders needed at Spring Fling

We are looking for extra help in serving wine and beer at Spring Fling.  We are also looking for people who may have been TIPS certified/trained to help out as well.  No prior bartending experience needed...we need about 6-8 people to cover the entire night. Contact: Delfin Bautista and John Boyles


This Week in Marquand

-         Monday "The Healing Balm of God's Word through Song and Dance" Liturgical Dance led by Kathleen Turner with the YDS Liturgical Dance Workshop and the CT Chapter of National Liturgical Dance Network

-         Tuesday Quaker Meeting led by YDS fellow Sarah Ruden

-         Wednesday Sung Morning Prayer: Songs of the Americas led by Patrick Evans

-         Thursday A Bright Week Service in the Byzantine Tradition

-         Friday Community Eucharist for the End of Term with Emilie Townes, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, preaching and Dale Peterson, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, presiding.

-         Monday: A Service of the Word with Ralph Klein, Visiting Professor of Lutheran Studies, preaching. 

-         Tuesday: Blessing for the End of Term led by the Chapel Ministers with the Marquand Gospel Choir.

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


Lunch with Rev. Billy of the Church of No Shopping

Rev. Billy will be joining us for lunch on Monday to discuss his work with neighborhood banks, his run for NYC mayor and his Church of Stop Shopping. See the link below for an article from today's Wall Street Journal about Rev Billy.

Monday, April 20 (12:30PM)

S 117

Lecture: Palladio's Venetian Churches

You are all cordially invited to a lecture by Laura Moretti, The Scott Opler Fellow in Architectural History, Worcester College, Oxford, candidate for the position in Christian Art and Architecture at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School. The title of her presentation is “Palladio’s Venetian Churches”

            Monday, April 20 (11:30-12:30PM)

            Great Hall of the Institute of Sacred Music


Annand Workshops this Week

Come and see what Anglican Religious are about.  A 20 minute video presentation of the Conference of Anglican Religious Orders in the Americas ( will be followed by a session of Questions and Answers with Br. Bernard Delcourt, OHC.  Curiosity (or even perplexity...) is more than enough reason to attend.  Lunch will be served.

            Thursday, April 23rd (12:30PM)


Art and Soul Workshop.  Explore your creativity as a way to deepen your spirituality.  Annand Spiritual Director, Harriet Carew, will again offer this popular workshop in which artists and non-artists alike may discover freedom in creating soul art as a focus for individual meditation and inner journeying.  Sign- up via email to Matthew Leaycraft at

            Thursday April 24 (1:00-4:30PM)



Mary Oyer Visiting

Anyone students (or faculty or staff, for that matter) interested in hymnody, global song, or really cool amazing people should consider joining our guest Mary Oyer, Professor Emerita of Sacred Music at Goshen College.  If you’d like to come, please email Patrick Evans.

Lunch: Monday (12:30-1:20) –Refectory

Lecture: Monday (4:30-6:00PM) – Marquand


State of the School Address

Dean Attridge and Dean Townes will present this year's State of the School Address.  In addition to their presentation, there will be time for questions and answers from all who attended. The student council will also be reviewing the Survey Monkey questionnaire that many students filled out before Spring Break to prepare questions for both Deans.  Current and returning students will be updated on what's going on, and graduating students will soon be Alumni, who will continue to be an important part of the YDS community. Faculty and Staff, we need you too, because you are an important part of our  community, and your input and insight is valuable.  Grab your lunch, and join us in the Common Room to hear about what's going on at YDS. Feel free to come late.

            Tuesday, April 21 (12:15-1:20)

            Common Room


Prayer Vigil and Service of Solidarity on Declaration of Sexuality and Gender Identity

Many countries have signed onto the United Nations document, but the Vatican is refusing to support the document, even though they claim that LGBTQ people should be treated with dignity and respect.  This coming Wednesday, April 22nd, the organization Soulforce is hosting an action in NYC that will attempt to engage Vatican officials in dialogue on this subject.  There will be a general protest as well as an act of civil disobedience.  This prayer vigil is a way of standing in solidarity with all those who are participating in this event, as well as a time to pray for the end of discrimination and violence towards GLBTQ people all over the world.  Please join us!

Wednesday, April 22nd (12:30-1:20PM)

Marquand Chapel


Commencement Worship and Communion Services

Seniors: Your class officers need some feedback from you on who you would like to PREACH and PRESIDE during these events.  Please give us your feedback in this VERY short (just 3 questions!) survey:

The survey will close on MONDAY, APRIL 20 AT 11:59 P.M.  Thanks for your feedback!  -- 2009 Class Officers


Marrow Donor Registry

The marrow drive, which is open to the public and hosted by the Yale football team, is a part of the “Get in the Game Save a Life” campaign by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP).  This program is designed to help thousands of people who suffer with leukemia and other life threatening diseases.  The marrow drive on Thursday (4/23) will benefit at least two Yale students suffering from leukemia and in need of a marrow transplant: Mandi Swartz and Natasha Collins.  Mandi is a part of Calhoun College and a member of the women’s ice hockey team and Natasha is a first year medical student.  Since Natasha is bi-racial (African American and Caucasian) matching donors are difficult to find so persons with racial-ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to participate.  As you can see, these students are in need of our help.  So, please encourage your family, friends or anyone else you may know to participate in the marrow donor drive.  Also, please feel free to forward this information to other list serves which with you are affiliated.

To participate in the drive and join the registry several things are necessary:

*must be between the ages of 18 and 60

*must meet the health guidelines

*must be willing to donate


The donor test consists of a cheek swab and it only takes about 15 minutes.  It is free of charge and once you have taken the test, you will become a member of the NMDP Registry.  If you have any questions or need additional information about the Yale marrow donor drive, you may contact Larry Ciotti at or call (203) 671-9805.  For more information on the NMDP, visit or call (800) Marrow-2.

Thursday, April 23 (11:00AM-3:00PM)

Yale University Commons (corner of College and Grove Streets). 


Last CORE Meeting of the Year

At the Committee on Racial Equality (CORE) last meeting of the academic we will  discuss CORE’s leadership, vision and programming for next year.  There will also be time for reflections on Stations of the Cross, Halls to Walls and the discussion on YDS admissions.

            Thursday, April 23 (12:30PM)

            JE Dining Room


Ministry Resource Center

We have resources for meaningful events, worship, studies, action on:

-         Earth Day, Fair Trade Day, World Malaria Day (and the work of Millennium Development Goals),

-         Pentecost

-         Days of Easter

-         Getting ready for summer ministries: you can borrow resources to use this summer if you are a returning student

-         Prepare for job interviews with conversation about resources for the ministry position

-         And for fun, see a DVD or hear some CDs, and make your commute better with listening…..


“Blessed Mother Teresa – a Unique Intimate Portrait”

Sponsored by the Archbishop O’Brien Library at the Archdiocesan Center. For information call 860-242-5573, ext. 115/114. Registration is recommended.  Refreshments will be served. An optional donation will be accepted.  Come share in conversation inspiring recollections of Mother Teresa with Jack and Betsy Morrison who came to know her personally.

Saturday, April 25th, 2009 (10:30AM-12:00PM)

Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary, 467 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield


Fair Trade Info Session

I will be hosting an information session/discussion about Just Apparel, the fair trade organization that my wife and I helped found in Guatemala ( for basic info).  It will be an opportunity to discuss fair trade as a justice issue, as well as consider the challenges and opportunities of the model refracted through the prism of one concrete project.

Thursday April 23 (12:30PM)

Room S117


Health Care Reform: The State of the Debate

A symposium exploring one of the most complex and controversial issues facing America today is free and open to the public, is the inaugural event of the newly established Yale-Hastings Center Joint Program in Ethics and Health Policy.

            April 28, 3:00–5:00PM

Winslow Auditorium of Yale Schoool of Public Health, 60 College St.


Springboox 2009

The North Haven Congregational Church, located on the Green in North Haven at 28

Church Street, is holding its 11th annual sale entitled Springboox 2009, Used Books and

More.  Featured will be 56 categories of books, both hard and soft covers, children’s books, cassette tapes, CDs, talking books, and videos. This year’s sale has a large selection of inspirational volumes, coffee table books and cookbooks.  Plan to stock up on your summer reading materials!

Friday, April 24 (10AM-8PM)

Saturday, April 25 (9AM-1PM)


Summer Institute on Islam, Intercultural Relations and Leadership

Pathways for Mutual Respect, a New Haven nonprofit, together with the Yale Center for Faith and Culture’s Reconciliation Program, invites you to apply for our 2009 Summer Institute on Islam, Intercultural Relations and Leadership (SIIIRL).  Pathways for Mutual Respect is a non-political, non-religious organization founded by a Yale grad student in 2006, dedicated to improving relations between the Muslim world and the West by creating opportunities for face-to-face dialogue.


SIIIRL is a professional development institute designed to equip leaders, scholars and educators of various backgrounds to engage their communities on issues of reconciliation and peace-building – interfaith, interracial, and intercultural.  Held from June 28-July 17 in New Haven, SIIIRL infuses relevant scholarship with leadership training and the opportunity to learn from our core faculty’s decades of combined experience working and living in cross-cultural settings.  Cross-cultural immersion activities and facilitated debriefings complement the coursework, providing a context that maximizes each individual’s practical knowledge of these issues.


Tuition assistance is available on a limited basis for qualified applicants.  For more information and downloadable application forms, visit  (Note: applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all slots are filled.)


Rufus Wainwright Concert

Celebrating LGBT Life at Yale and in New Haven, Part of the LGBT Student Coop's Pride month and Yale Gala's 25th Anniversary and benefiting AIDS Project New Haven and GLSEN-CT.  Tickets: $25.00/student, $50.00 adults.  Purchase tickets at:

            Thursday, April 23 (8:00PM)

            Woolsey Hall


BTFO Survey

It's almost the end of the semester, which means it's time to star thinking about the end of August.  Or at least, to start thinking about BTFO.  Every year, we turn to current students (that includes you, graduating seniors) to help us think about how we can make this year's BTFO the biggest, baddest, and most, ah, orientation-est.  (C'mon, that wasn't so bad.)  Follow the link below to fill out a super-brief survey about your BTFO experience.  At the end of it, you'll have an opportunity to volunteer your precious last week of August to rock a blue polo for the good of the order, but unless you submit your email address, this survey will be completely anonymous.

Happy responding! Kate Spelman and Sandra Valdes-Lopez, BTFO 2009 Coordinators


"They Were Praying: Singing with the Women of the Bible" -- Belters and Winers Concert

Thursday, April 23rd (7:30PM)

Marquand Chapel

We look forward to seeing you there!


Brass: Cornucopia

A miscellany of music masterfully performed by Brass. This journey through musical styles ranging from Dixieland and show tunes to Baroque and classical works showcases the range and virtuosity of brass instruments.  Free admission with a hot hors d'oeuvres reception to follow.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 5:15 pm

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library


Students for Health Care Reform Rally

758,000 people in CT, most of them from working families, went without insurance at some point in 2007 or 2008. Students to demand that Governor M. Jodi Rell meet with constituents to discuss the need for meaningful health care reform.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 (5:30PM)

Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s Mansion:

990 Prospect Ave, Hartford, CT - (Starting at Elizabeth Park)

Questions? Contact or Check out our Facebook event: “Walk for Health Care Reform”

Genocide, Rescue, and Prevention Conference

Sponsored by the Yale Interdiciplinary Center for Bioethics and the Genocide Studies Program. (

Friday, May 8, 2009 (8:50AM – 5PM)

            General Motors Room, Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue


Lecture: “Jewish Marriage Contracts as Documents of Acculturation”

Vivian B. Mann, Jewish Theological Seminary

            April 28 (4:00PM)

            Sterling Memorial Library


"The Secular State and the Religious Citizen: Governmental Neutrality, Religious Conviction, and Civic Virtue"

The MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics, & Society Lecture: Robert Audi, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

Tuesday, April 21 (12:00-1:20PM)

8 Prospect Place, Room 119


Film Screening :Performing the Passion:  J.S. Bach and the Gospel According to John”

A film produced by Margot Fassler and Jacqueline Richard. 

This film was produced through a grant from the Lilly Endowment. The film follows the Yale Schola Cantorum, conducted by Simon Carrington and the Yale Collegium, Robert Mealy, Director, through their preparation for a performance of the St. John Passion in 2006 . Music is interspersed with commentary from performers and scholars. 

Wednesday, April 22nd (5:15PM)

ISM Great Hall


Div School Idol

Start thinking about your hidden talents, the songs you’re going to sing, which one of your buddies will be the Abbot to your Costello, and of course, which leotard to wear for your rhythmic gymnastics routine.  Come on out show off, Div Schoolers, and let the rest of us see what you can do!  Feel free to email me at:

Friday, May 1st, 7:00PM following the final Community Dinner of the Year

            Marquand Chapel



For Sale

Warehouse Furniture Sale

New Haven Home Recovery ( ), a non-profit agency operating emergency shelters for women and children and supportive housing programs for families living with disabilities, has opened its donations warehouse to the public to raise money to keep its doors open.  Every Tuesday and Saturday (9:00AM-1:00PM). 

30 Morris Avenue, West Haven (off Route 34)



Student Workers Needed

Student workers are needed for The Future of the Congregation conference, taking place on Thursday, April 30th and Friday, May 1st, 2009 (click here for more details on the conference:  Contact:

Q Source Editor

The position of Q-Source editor is open for the 2009-2010 academic year.  It is the responsibility of the Q-Source editor to compile and edit the dalemails and other submissions given to the editor sent out each week and amass them into the publication known as the Q-Source, which is sent out some time during weekend.  Qualifications: The Q-Source editor needs to be reliable, very organized, an excellent editor, and willing to check e-mail meticulously.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please e-mail a short statement to me,  and Dale Peterson (, expressing why you would like to be the next Q-Source editor and what skills you bring to the position.  The application deadline is Friday, April 24th.  If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail either one of us.

Ministry Resource Center

Resource Assistant in the Ministry Resource Center for next academic year:  applications and job descriptions in the Center.  An opportunity to increase professional skills for ministry while earning money.  Talk to Director, Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt:

Summer Intern: Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing

The Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing is hiring a summer intern. The position will provide support for our on-going research on full inclusion and sexuality education initiatives.  It also includes denominational outreach, programmatic and clerical assistance, and other work as assigned.  The position is located at the Westport, CT office, a block from the Metro-North train station.  The internship stipend is dependent on education and length of internship.  Start and end date are negotiable between June 1 and August 30, 2009.  To apply: Send a CV and cover letter via email to Dustin Frazier, Special Assistant to the Director of the Religious Institute, at


Summer Sublet

Room Avaliable May 9th-July 31st.  Furnished room in a charming house with two wonderful YDS housemates a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk from campus. The house has a back yard that is great for barbeques, washer/drier and plently of storage space.  Rent reduced to $375 a month if you stay at least two months, or pro-rated at $475 a month for less than two months. This does not include utilities.  Let me know if you are interested! Contact:

ISO: Free Housing in Exchange for Household Duties

Hello All! I am looking to find a housing arrangement where I could provide household services in exchange for room and board. My lease runs out at the end of May and I would like to move shortly after that.  Also, I would prefer something relatively close to YDS (the closer, the better),  but am willing to consider other opportunities at this time as well.  Please feel free to contact me at with ANY suggestions, help, and/or opportunities.  Thank you!! Fannie R. Braboy (