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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Teacher of the Year Nomination are now being accepted for diocesan award ,  By MARY ANN HUGHES Message staff writer The Message and the Office of Catholic Education are co-spon- soring the tenth annual Diocese of Evansville Teacher of the Year program. Bishop Gerald A. Get- telfinger will announce the 1997 Teacher of the Year on May 7. At the May banquet, teachers who have taught in diocesan schools 20, 30, 40 and 50 years will also be honored. Phyllis Beshears, director of schools, said the Teacher of the Year program is a time to "acknowledge and thank the outstanding teachers of our dio- cese. "I believe it is important to say thank you to these men and women. They are using their God-given talents so well and all of us benefit from the work they do. "Their influence on the lives of our young people has lasting impact. Outstanding teachers are making our world a better place -- one student at a time." Stella Bennett was the 1996 winner of the Teacher of the Year Teacher of the Year Nomination Form Deadline: February 7, 1997 The Message and the Office of Catholic Education are co- sponsoring the eighth annual Diocese of Evansville Teacher of the Year award which will be announced May 7, 1997. Anyone, with the exception of immediate family members, may nominate a teacher for this award. Final selection of the winner will be made by members of a panel chosen for their educational expertise, interest in Catholic schools, and understanding of quality education. Criteria used for selection of the award will include: excel- lence in teaching, innovation, dedication to Catholic educa- tion in the Evansville diocese, and the individual's contri- bution to the profession of teaching. The teacher must currently be employed in the Diocese of Evansville and must have taught for a minimum of five years in diocesan schools. The award will be based on the teacher's ability to work with students at the elementary or secondary level. The Teacher of the Year must be a good role model for stu- dents, have a major influence in the lives of students, show concern for the faith development as well as the physical, mental and emotional development of students, and encourage students to improve their abilities and talents. Nominees will be asked to complete additional information and submit supporting materials. All nominations are con- fidential. Name of Teacher: School: Subjects/Grades taught: Reasons for nominating this teacher: On an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet, please list qualities which include dedication to the teaching profession, commitment to Catholic education, teaching style, rapport with students/parentsfaculty, real- ization of importance of being a Christian role model, moti- vational skills. Signature of Nominator Student Teacher Parent Date Other Forms should be mailed to: Teacher of the Year The Message P.O. Box 4169 Evansville, IN 47724-0169 Lww .-J CARRIAGE INN CHICKEN * STEAKS SEAFOOD * SANDWICHES COCKTAILS SERVING FROM 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM MON. THRU SAT. CALL FOR RESERVATIONS 103 Gibson Haubstadt FAMILY RESTAURANT 768"6131 PARTIES SERVED FAMILY STYLE 1-800-293-2559 , i] 1 / i _ _ i I iii ......... award. She is a teacher at Holy Family School, Jasper. Provi- dence Sister Joanna Brown from Precious Blood School, Jasper, received the 1995 award. Thirteen teachers were can- didates for the 1994 Teacher of the Year award. Benedictine Sis- ter Tess Duenas, a teacher at St. James School, St. James, received the award. In 1993, three teachers received the diocesan award, one at the elementary level, one at the middle school level, and one at the high school level. They were Catherine Schwenk, Corpus Christi School, Evansville; Rita Farny, Holy Rosary School, Evansville, and Benedictine Sis- ter Mary Francis Williams, Mater Dei High School, Evansville. In 1992, Rosemary Neufelder, a sixth grade teacher at Holy Spirit School, Evansville; David Meyer, a physical education teacher at St. John the Baptist School, Newburgh, and Bonnie Ambrose, a seventh and eighth grader teacher at Holy Rosary School, Evansville, received the diocesan awards. In 1991, Sarah "Sally" Snyder, a teacher at Flaget Elementary School, Vincennes, was given the annual Teacher of the Year award. Gene Logel, a Memorial High School 1990 award. St. Theresa 1989 Teacher oft Benedictine Finis was the the A 1997 is found on the page. The deadline is February asked to information. All be mailed to: Year, the 4169, Evansville, Worth mentioning Mass for Sanctity of Life scheduled A "Sanctity of Life" Mass will be celebrated at St. Wendel Church, St. Wendel, at 2 p.m. The public is invited to participate. The Mass is being planned by parish pro-life coordinators, according to Kristel Charities. She said the Mass "calls attention to the Gospel of Life which we recall the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision w Family of the Month selected The family of Edmond and Betty Dunivan was selected as the Family of the of Columbus Council 565. The Dunivans have five children. They are members Evansville. "Ed received the First Degree in 1994 and the Second, Third and Fourth Degrees ing to Larry Preske, Council 565 treasurer. "He has participated in Gibault Pancake. sic Roll Sales and Council Picnics." Preske also said that Dunivan had served as program chairman, membershiF Grand Knight. 'First non-Catholic professor' at St. Meinrad dies at age 98. The Rev. Dr. Joseph Thomas, professor emeritus at St. Meinrad College, died itage House of Jasper. He was 98 years old, and is survived by his wife; Mary. Dr. Thomas retired from St. Meinrad College in 1972. Before he came to the sor of philosophy, he had spent 40 years as a Methodist minister and philosopher r m Lexm "on, Ky. two years as a professor of philosophy at Transylvania Unive sity " " g Dr. Thomas was born in Nagasaki, Japan, the only child of a missionary m worked for the Japanese government. During the 1950s, Dr. Thomas was a delegate to the Second Assembly of the Churches and later served as the secretary-treasurer of the American Theological Spring Deanery Assemblies scheduled The annual planning cycle for the Diocese of Evansville includes a series of according to Judith Neff, diocesan chancellor. In 1997, the schedule includes the following assemblies, all scheduled from 7 t( Vincennes and Princeton deaneries, meeting at the Old Cathedral Parish Wednesday, April 16. Newburgh Deanery, meeting at the St. John School Gym, Newburgh, Jasper Deanery, meeting at Precious Blood Endress Hall, Tuesday, April 22. Evansville East Deanery, meeting at the Catholic Center, Wednesday, April 23. Washington Deanery, meeting at St. John Church, Loogootee, Monday, AP ril 28. Evansville West Deanery, meeting at the Catholic Center, Wednesday, April 30. RCIA dates announced A retreat for catechumens and candidates is scheduled at St. John Church, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, CST, according to Father William Deering, and the RCIA. Steve and Lisa Provost will direct the retreat. Catechumens and invited, along with their spouses and sponsors, RC1A parish team members The Rite of Election, with Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger presiding, will be Sunday of Lent, Feb. 16. The rites will be held at St. Peter Church, MontgomerY, and at Nativity Church, Evansville, at 5 p.m. CST. 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