Events Schedule

Monday, October 20, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Reception - YDS Board of Advisors and Berkeley Board of TrusteesMaurice R. Greenberg Conference Center, 391 Prospect St.

7:00 p.m.

Dinner - YDS Board of Advisors and Berkeley Board of Trustees Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center, 391 Prospect St.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (All Berkeley Events are tentative at this time)

10:00 a.m.

Berkeley Divinity School Board Committee Meetings
       Development      Broholm Seminar Room
       
Governance        Latourette Hall
      
Finance              S-100
       
Program & Life   S-104

1:30 p.m.

Cheney Lecture Event - Marquand Chapel
Title: Living in Communion within Anglicanism
Speaker: Victor Atta-Baffoe '93 S.T.M., Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Coast, Ghana

3:15 p.m.

Berkeley Graduate Society Conversation with Gregory E. Sterling, Dean of Yale Divinity School and Andrew McGowan, Dean of Berkeley Divinity School - ISM Great Hall

5:00 p.m.

Installation of the Very Reverend Andrew McGowan - Marquand Chapel
-- Evensong and Presentation of Honorary Degrees

7:00 p.m.

Berkeley Divinity School Graduate Society Dinner - New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven
By Invitation Only.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Registration fee: $25.00* per person.
*The YDS Office of Alumni Relations has waived the registration fee for recent graduates and current students. 

8:00 a.m.

Welcome Desk Opens – Sarah Smith Gallery

8:00 a.m.

Coffee – Commuter Lounge

8:30 a.m.


Faculty Lecture -Niebuhr Hall
Title: The Psalms and Poetry: Singing the Lord’s Song

Speaker: Peter Hawkins '68 M.A., '75 Ph.D., Professor of Religion and Literature

8:30 a.m. -
2:00 p.m.

Berkeley Divinity School Board of Trustees' Meeting - SG58

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Reunion Gatherings

  • Class of 1954 (60th Reunion) - Location TBD
  • Class of 1959 (55th Reunion) - JE Dining Room
  • Class of 1964 (50th Reunion) - S100 (Bushnell Seminar Room)
  • Classes of 1973, 1974, and 1975 - S202 (Broholm Seminar Room)
  • Class of 1989 (25th Reunion) - S212 (Taylor Seminar Room)
  • Classes of 1993, 1994 and 1995 - RSV Room
  • Classes of 2008, 2009, 2010 - S117 (Wood Seminar Room)
  • Classes of 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (Recent Grads) - Latourette Hall

12 Noon

Class of 1964 Reunion Luncheon with Dean Gregory E. SterlingCommon Room

1:30 p.m.

Memorial Service in Honor of Rowan Greer, Professor Emeritus of Anglican Studies - Marquand Chapel

1:30 p.m.

Walking Tours of Sterling Divinity Quadrangle
Meet at base of Marquand Chapel stairs

2:00 p.m.

 The Justice Imperative: How Hyper-Incarceration Hijacked the American Dream
A reading and book signing featuring Marilyn Kendrix '13 M.Div. - YDS Student Bookstore

2:30 p.m.

 Reception - In memory of Rowan Green - Common Room

2:30 p.m. 

Ensign Lecture - Niebuhr Hall
Parents, the REAL Pastors: The Absolute Centrality of Parenting in Passing on Religious Faith and Practice to the Next Generation

Speaker: Christian Smith, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society, University of Notre Dame

3:45 p.m.

Faculty Robing – RSV Room

4:00 p.m.

Opening Convocation – Marquand Chapel
Beecher Lecture: Lecture I
Title: The Blue Note Gospel: Preaching the Prophetic Blues in a Post-Soul World

Speaker: Rev. Otis Moss III, '95 M.Div., Pastor of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ

5:00 p.m.

 Reception – Common Room

6:30/7 p.m.

 Reunion Dinners - Yale Commons, Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street (at Grove St. intersection)
 (Ticketed Event - $35.00 per person)

Complementary shuttle service to Woolsey Hall will begin departures from the driveway entrance of YDS at 5:30 p.m., and will continue until 6:30 p.m.  Shuttle service will also be available back to YDS following the reunion dinners.

  • Class of 1954 (60th Reunion)
  • Class of 1959 (55th Reunion)
  • Class of 1964 (50th Reunion)
  • Classes of 1973, 1974, and 1975
  • Class of 1989 (25th Reunion)
  • Classes of 1993, 1994 and 1995
  • Classes of 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Classes of 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (Recent Grads)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

8:00 a.m. 

Welcome Desk Opens – Sarah Smith Gallery

8:30 a.m.

Faculty Lecture - Niebuhr Hall
Title: Forgiveness in the Service of Justice

Speaker: Margaret Farley '70 M.Phil.,'73 Ph.D., Gilbert Stark Professor Emerita of Christian Ethics
Introduction by Jeffrey Oak '85 M.Div., '86 S.T.M., '93 M.A., '95 M.Phil., '96 Ph.D.

9:30 a.m.

WorshipMarquand Chapel

Martha Serpas '94 M.Div., presiding

A service featuring alumni and friends of YDS.  One of the highlights of our annual convocation is the chance to participate again in worship with former classmates. Please join alumni and friends to take part in this service of the word, not only to reminisce, but to share together our ongoing experience of worship.

10:00 a.m.

Coffee – Common Room

10:30 a.m.

Beecher Lecture: Lecture II – Marquand Chapel
Title: The Blue Note Gospel: Preaching the Prophetic Blues in a Post-Soul World

Speaker: Rev. Otis Moss III, '95 M.Div., Pastor of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ

11:30 a.m.

Class Agents MeetingJE Dining Room

11:30-1:30 p.m.

Community Lunch – Common Room
(Ticketed Event - $15.00 per person.  A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase on-site)

11:45 - 12:45 p.m. 

Alumni Awards Recipients Panel  - Marquand Chapel

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

YDS & Civil Rights: Reflections at 50 Years - Marquand Chapel
Panelists: TBA

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

YDS Alumni Board Meeting - Latourette Hall

2:00 p.m.

ISM Kavanaugh Lecture - ISM Great Hall
Title: Saving Images: New Testament Metaphors and the Purposes of Christian Worship

Speaker: Gordon Lathrop, Professor of Liturgy Emeritus, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

2:30 p.m.

Coffee and Light Refreshments - Common Room

3:15 p.m.

State of the School Address by Dean Gregory E. Sterling and Annual General Meeting of Alumni – Marquand Chapel

4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Marquand Society Reception - Deanery
For more information about the Marquand Society, please contact the YDS development office.


6:30 p.m.

Alumni Awards Dinner and Awards Presentation - Yale Commons, Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street (at Grove St. intersection)
(Ticketed Event - $35.00 per person.  A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase on-site)

Complementary shuttle service to Woolsey Hall will begin departures from the driveway entrance of YDS at 5:30 p.m., and will continue until 6:30 p.m.  Shuttle service will also be available back to YDS following the awards dinner.

Award Recipients:
Ronald Sider '63 M.A., '67 B.D., '69 Ph.D. - William Sloane Coffin '56 Award for Peace and Justice
Harvey Cox '55 B.D. - Distinction in Theological Education
Rev. Stephen Bauman '79 M.Div. - Distinction in Congregational Ministry
Dwight Andrews '77 M.Div., '93 M.Phil., '93 Ph.D. - Lux et Veritas

9:00 p.m.

YDS Black Alumni and Students Reception - Yale Afro-American Cultural Center, 211 Park Street

9:00 p.m. 

LGBTQ Gathering - The Study @ Yale, 1157 Chapel St.
Hosted by LGBTQ Alumni


Friday, October 24, 2014

8:00 a.m.

Welcome Desk Opens – Sarah Smith Gallery

8:30 a.m.

Faculty Lecture - Niebuhr Hall
Title: The Historical David: The Real Life of an Invented Hero
Speaker: Joel Baden '99 B.A., Associate Professor of Old Testament

9:30 a.m.

Worship Marquand Chapel

This service will take the form of a tradition unique to Marquand Chapel. Many Christian denominations - liturgical, gospel, charismatic, pietistic and more - have services that are almost entirely sung from start to finish. In Marquand, every week one service is almost entirely sung, and the shape and form of the service is drawn from a mixture of traditions featuring the music of many different denominations and cultures. It is one of Marquand's best-loved traditions, and reflects YDS’s ongoing ecumenical journey of worship. 

10 a.m.

Coffee – Common Room

10:30 a.m.


Beecher Lecture: Lecture III – Marquand Chapel
Title: The Blue Note Gospel: Preaching the Prophetic Blues in a Post-Soul World

Speaker: Rev. Otis Moss III, '95 M.Div., Pastor of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ

11:30 a.m.

Conversation with Beecher LecturerMarquand Chapel

11:30 a.m.

Community Lunch – Common Room
(Ticketed Event - $15.00 per person.  A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase on-site)

11:30 –3 p.m.

YDS Alumni Board Meeting - Latourette Hall

12:00 Noon

Luncheon with Beecher Lecturer - The Deanery, 459 Prospect Street, New Haven
By Invitation Only.