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Schedule for Convocation and Reunions 2008

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Monday, October 13, 2008
8:00 am  Welcome Desk Opens Sarah Smith Gallery
8:30 am Coffee Commuter Lounge
10:00 am

Reunion Gatherings Locations TBD

(Lunch provided at 12:00pm)

Class of ’53, 55th Reunion

Class of ’58, 50th Reunion

’67, ’68 & ’69 Cluster, 40th Reunion

Class of ’83, 25th Reunion

’87, ’88 & ’89 Cluster, 20th Reunion

’02, ’03 & ’04 Cluster, 5th Reunion

11:30 am Class of ’58 Photograph Adams Court
12:00 pm 

Class of ’58 Reunion Luncheon with Dean Harold Attridge Common Room

1:30 pm Class of ’53 Photograph Adams Court
2:00 pm Alumni Tea Sterling Divinity Quadrangle Tent
 4:00 pm

Opening Convocation Marquand Chapel

First Beecher Lecture:  Renita J. Weems

Preaching Against the Grain: Recovering the Voices of Those from the Underside of History

I: Preaching from the "Underside" of the Book of Jeremiah: Gods, Goddesses, and Matters of Gender

5:30 pm Reception Sterling Divinity Quadrangle Tent
6:30 pm Class of ’53 Reunion Banquet The Greek Olive
6:30 pm

Dinner for the ’67, ’68 &’69 Cluster Reunion Quinnipiack Club

6:30 pm

Dinner for the ’87, ’88 & ’89 Cluster Reunion Quinnipiack Club

6:30 pm

Class of ’83 Reunion Dinner Union League Cafe (Class photograph)

6:30 pm  Dinner for the ’02, ’03 & ’04 Cluster Reunion Quinnipiack Club
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
8:00 am Welcome Desk Opens Sarah Smith Gallery
9:00 am

Worship Marquand Chapel

 Troy W. Messenger ’83 M.A.R., liturgist

Jeffrey Haggray ’88 M.Div., preacher

9:45 am Coffee Common Room
9:45 am

Walking Tours of Sterling Divinity Quadrangle Front Gate of Sterling Divinity Quadrangle

10:30 am 

First Shaffer Lecture:  Christopher Rowland Marquand Chapel

From Impulse Not From Rules: the life, character, and teachings of Jesus in the light of the prophecy, poetry and art of William Blake

I. William Blake on the Life and teaching of Jesus

12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions over Boxed Lunch Sterling Divinity Quadrangle Tent

Student Panel Location TBD

Life Challenges and Retirement in the 21st Century Location TBD

Conversation with Alumni Award Winners Location TBD

1:30 pm  ISM Kavanagh Lecture:  Robert F. Taft, S.J. ISM Great Hall
2:45 pm

State of the School Address by Dean Harold Attridge and Annual General Meeting of Alumni Maquand Chapel

4:00 pm

Second Beecher Lecture:  Renita J. Weems Marquand Chapel

Preaching Against the Grain: Recovering the Voices of Those from the Underside of History

II: Preaching from the "Underside" of the Book of Samuel: David, Jonathan, and Justice

6:00 pm Alumni Awards Banquet New Haven Lawn Club
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
7:30 am

Alumni Leaders Breakfast with Dean Harold Attridge Dean’s Residence

(Open to all current Alumni Board Members, Class Agents, and Class Secretaries)

8:00 am Welcome Desk Opens Sarah Smith Gallery
9:00 am

Worship Marquand Chapel

Scott Black Johnston ’89 M.Div., preacher

9:45 am Coffee Common Room
10:00 am Berkeley National Advisory Council meeting Berkeley Center
10:00 am Berkeley Graduate Society meeting Berkeley Center
10:30 am

Second Shaffer Lecture:  Christopher Rowland Marquand Chapel

From Impulse Not From Rules: the life, character, and teachings of Jesus in the light of the prophecy, poetry and art of William Blake
II: Seeing the Christ: imagining the life and teaching of Jesus in images

11:30 am

Breakout Sessions over Boxed Lunch Sterling Divinity Quadrangle Tent

Student Panel Location TBD

Life Challenges and Retirement in the 21st Century Location TBD

Conversation with Alumni Award Winners Location TBD

12:00 pm Berkeley Graduate Society Luncheon Berkeley Center
1:30 pm

Berkeley Cheney Lecture:  Krista Tippett Marquand Chapel

Religion, Media, and Public Life in the 21st Century

3:00 pm Berkeley Board of Trustees meeting RSV Room
4:00 pm

Third Beecher Lecture:  Renita J. Weems Marquand Chapel

Preaching Against the Grain: Recovering the Voices of Those from the Underside of History

III: The Preacher in Paradise Preaching from the "Underside" of the Gospels:  Jesus, Zealots, and Tax collectors

5:00 pm Conversation with the Beecher Lecturer Niebuhr Hall
5:30 pm

Berkeley Evensong and Awarding of Honorary Degrees Marquand Chapel

Betsy Anderson ’97 M.A.R., preacher

7:00 pm Berkeley Reception Common Room
8:00 pm

Berkeley Graduate Society Dinner New Haven Lawn Club

Please email Jeanne Moule at Berkeley to make your reservation jeanne.moule@yale.edu

 
Thursday, October 16, 2008
9:00 am

Worship Marquand Chapel

Carol L. Wade ’03 M.Div., ’04 S.T.M, preacher

9:45 am Coffee Common Room
10:00 am Berkeley Board of Trustees meeting RSV Room
10:30 am

Third Shaffer Lecture:  Christopher Rowland Marquand Chapel

From Impulse Not From Rules: the life, character, and teachings of Jesus in the light of the prophecy, poetry and art of William Blake

III:  Antinomianism and the Forgiveness of Sins: perspectives on neglected themes in the Gospels and the New Testament

11:30 am Conversation with the Shaffer Lecturer Marquand Chapel
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