Lead Story New dean for chapel, director of supervised ministries, to join administration

Two critical administrative positions have been filled at YDS, effective this fall.  Maggi Dawn, an accomplished author, musician, and theologian currently at Cambridge University, will join YDS and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music as associate dean for Marquand Chapel.  Lucinda A. Huffaker, executive secretary of the Religious Education Association and former director of the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, will join the administration as director of supervised ministries. >Go to story

Dale Peterson: A man for all students
PetersonThe genial Dale Peterson, YDS’s associate dean of student affairs, has been on the job 11 years now. He has already attained a measure of immortality. The Candy Bowl outside his office, and its contents, is known across the  wide YDS world. A popular gathering point on the Quad has been sanctified as Peterson’s Knoll. The school’s e-mail communication network is branded with his name: Dale Mail. >Go to story

Students graduate, head to far-flung regions

Students in this year’s graduating class have left YDS with some intriguing plans for the future, both immediate and long-term.  As usual, many will pursue further academic studies or fill pulpits in the U.S. But others are headed overseas.  A total of 128 students graduated in May, with another 15 expected to graduate in December. >Go to story

YDS awarded $135,000 grant for internships
YDS’s Supervised Ministries program has been awarded a grant of $135,000 over three years for support of internships, with a special focus on encouraging placement of interns in churches and community programs that welcome and serve the LGBT community. >Go to story

Input sought: alumni use of social media
The fall 2011 issue of YDS’s Reflections magazine will focus on how rapidly growing use of new technologies such as the internet and social media are impacting public virtues, religious values, and the future of our society. How is this "new media" world affecting relationships, family life and even pastoral care and preaching? If you have insights into where the church is, or should be, in this conversation, we would like to hear from you.  Please email Reflections Editor Ray Waddle at ray.waddle@yale.edu.


Summer Term draws participants from UK, Canada, California, Texas

Automated giving option to YDS now available

Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders gather at Building Hope Conference

Vineyard Seminarian Summit hosted at YDS


Convocation and Reunions, Oct. 10-12
VolftFor the first time in recent memory, this year’s Convocation and Reunions will feature addresses by several members of the YDS faculty.  Slated to give talks are Miroslav Volf, Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology and founding director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture, and Willis Jenkins, Margaret Farley Assistant Professor of Social Ethics.  Also, Robert Wilson, Hoober Professor of Religious Studies and professor of Old Testament, will give an address on the late Brevard Childs, who taught Old Testament at YDS for 41 years. >Go to Convocation and Reunions 2011

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