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] ' I till I II I  ":]., . 00polntments, honors announced at St. Meinrad, 009ol ofTheol0gy appolntmentsannounced /gan his term as Pres- Meinrad College in --   m Theology (STL) and a rofSt. Meinrad Col- 1973, with abachelors  : , ] --' " Doctorate in Sacred --'hl f Thelgy n degree in French" Ho : i I   he earned from the ;+Benedictine Father then earned a Master    Theology (STD), which ! ere announced per- Divinity degree from ...... +. !} .ii:; i: Pontifical Athenaeum nges for the adminis- St. Meinrad School of V i "Sant Anselmo" in |p POsts in St. Meinrad Theologyin 1978 and a  i+ : Rome in 1985 and l00:[00heology. Master of Arts in Li-   i I 1993, respectively. |llnedictine Father Justin brary Science from the lllrbeen named Provo= U197i:fiMcgan  ll li ::: O'KeIeeM:Y'e:authe= i of the School In th _ ALL FR. REEVES FR. STASIAK liWill oversee the day FR. DUV line Sister Margaret Perations of the School 10gy and function as I;?!tudents He assumes t 011 June 15. ;| Past academic year, Fa- f:|Vallserved as Dean of i'+|a.r_theologians in the !l'r Theology Previously, lgrVed m+ , . " ,, :il:. . zvte]nracl s monas- nity as Prior (1984 -- il -Q as Assistant Librar- !"-1995). .r DUVall made his pro- it: vOws as a Benedictine 1974 and was ordained ber of the American Li- brary Association. * Benedictine Father Nathaniel Reeves has been named Aca- demic Dean, succeeding Father Mark O'Keefe in that post. As Academic Dean, Father Reeves will oversee the School of Theol- ogy's academic programs and its faculty. He will remain Instruc- tor in Canon Law. His term began May 20. Most recently, Father Reeves served St. Meinrad's monastic community as Novice and Ju- nior Master (.1992--1996) and School of Theology since 1983. Father Reeves made his pro- fession of vows as a Benedictine monk in 1974 and was ordained to the Roman Catholic priest- hood in 1978. He graduated from St. Meinrad College in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in History and earned his Master of Divin- ity from St. Meinrad School of Theology in 1977. He also holds a Licentiate in Canon Law (JCL) from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, which he t  . Catholic priesthood taught Canon Law and served earned in 1980. He is a member ! ae graduated from St. as a Spiritual Director in the of the Canon Law Society of ;pI >fessor honored with two awards i international com. peti ';Iorris Pelzel, Asststant rOfTheology at St. Mem- =0ol fTheology, has be ,en erin the 1996 John +, Pleton Foundation Sci- aReligion Course Pro- cUlty members from tlclleges, universmes, =, oftheology worldwide tor $10,000 awards for >i s ae best courses in sm- d,:religion. Up to 100 Pr ' aaraed annually, and are split between the me institution. Dr. ; tWard-winning class, ' "neology and the Nat- r CeS" ]., Was taught at St. Caool of Theology for t  it e this spring. kl ;ion to the monetary ,l , I e Winning protessors tranced level work- "' methods of teaching md religio{. Dr. Pelzel will attend a workshop in Chicago this month. Earlier this year, Dr. Pelzel was chosen to participate in the Workshop on Teaching and Learning for Seminary Faculty, sponsored by the Wabash Cen- ter for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. Dr. Pelzel is one of 15 seminary pro- fessors nationwide who will meet for week-long sessions at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind., during the summers of 1996 and 1997, and a weekend session in January, 1997 in Florida. Honored professors re- ceive a $2,500 stipend for their participation in the workshops. Dr. Pelzel, who began teach- ing at St. Meinrad in 1994, is a native of Pilot Point, Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University in 1981, a Master of Theological Studies from St. Meinrad School Ballet Evansville Mark Bush -- Artistic Director Robert Moody -- Conductor : Present Ra E.. Accompanied bv vailS. .... ._ Ville Philharmonic Youth Chamber Orchestra ' *Y96 8:00 p.m. Henderson Fine Arts Center :ebt Tickets are on sale at door arm at." rso Fine Arts Ce The Ballet Center uo "nter ' .Green Street Home of Ballet Evansville !r, hyKy 42420 3111C First Avenue 10, hone: 502-830-5324 Evansville, IN 47710 :' : atUdents $7 Fmnily $30 812-424-2344  ic Youth Chamber Orchestra appears courtesy of Citizens Bank i , DR. PELZEL of Theology in 1984, and a Ph.D. in theology from the Catholic University of America, Wash- ington, D.C in 1994. He, his wife Pamela, and their daughter Madeleine, reside in Ferdinand. America and the Western Asso- ciation of Spiritual Directors. Benedictine Father Kurt Stasiak has been named Dean of first year theologians, a position in which he will be responsible for the general formation pro- grams and conferences for stu- dents beginning their priesthood studies at St. Meinrad. With this post he will remain on the teach- ing faculty as Associate Profes- sor of Sacramental and Liturgi- cal Theology, serve as Spiritual Director and maintain his re- sponsibilities as Monastic Voca- tions Director and Chair of the Archabbey Church Renovation Committee. He assumes his du- ties as Dean on June 15. Previously, he held the as- signments of Administrative AS- sistant to the President-Rector of St. Meinrad College and School of Theology (1978--1981), Asso- ciate Spiritual Director in the School of Theology (1980--1983), and Assistant to the Novice and Junior Master of the monastery (1986--1990) and Secretary to the Archabbot (1986--1989). He has also been member of the Archabbey Council. Father Stasiak, 42, made his profession of vows as a Benedic- tine monk in 1975 and was or- dained to the Roman Catholic priesthood in 1980. He gradu- ated from St. Meinrad College in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in biology and received a Master of Divinity from St. Meinrad School of Theology in 1980. He also holds a Licentiate in Sacred SR. HAGAN Ann Hagan as Associ- ate Academic Dean and Dean for Lay Ministry. In these posts, Sister Hagan will provide for the academic and formational needs of all full- time lay degree students; assist in institutional research and re- porting, assessment planning and implementation, and long- range planning for the Academic Office; and work with the Direc- tor of Continuing Education in assisting part-time lay students. Her responsibilities begin July 1. Previously, Sister Hagan served St. Meinrad as Director of Supervised Ministry, a posi- tion she has held since 1991. The Ursuline Sister from Louisville graduated from Bel- larmine College in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in accounting, graduated from the University of Louisville in 1974 with mas- ter's degree in teaching, and earned a Master of Theological Studies from St. Meinrad School of Theology in 1984. St. Meinrad School of Theol- ogy offers graduate-level courses in three master's degree pro- grams or for personal enrich- ment. The student body of 90 full-time priesthood students this year is complemented by eight full-time lay students and 50 part-time degree-seeking stu- dents. The School of Theology also provides a personalized sab- batical program for priests, re- ligious and lay people in min- istry or education, as well as a year-round continuing educa- tion program. Worth mendoning Loogootee parish plans 'Homecoming' St. John Church, Loogootee. will hold its seventh annual Summer Social on Sunday, June 9. Father Leo Kiesel, pastor, said the event is commonly known as "Homecoming" because so many former residents attend to meet old friends on "Home Base." He said it provides an opportunity for parishioners and their families to gather together with old friends, and also to meet new people and "to enjoy great food, fun and games." The social will have roast beef and chicken dinners, bingo, a parish wide yard sale, crafts, raffles, quilts, a country store, and Elvis impersonator Bruce Borders will perform. Lilly Program Director honored for stewardship Fred Hofheinz, program director of religion at Lilly Endowment, Inc., based in Indianapo- lis, will receive the Christian Stewardship Award in New Orleans OCt. 15. The award wilt be presented by the National Catholic Stewardship Council, Inc. Hofheinz joined the staff of the philanthropic foundation in 1973. His responsibilities in- clude direction of the endowment's grants program in theological education, the financing of American Religion, and a number of areas of religion research. Over 3,300 plan to attend Camp Ondessonk Camp Ondessonk, owned by the Diocese of Belleville in southern Illinois, is hosting more than 330 children in the fifth through ninth grades for each of the next 10 weeks, according to Carrie Wetstein at the camp near Ozark, Ill. Registered campers include 285 from Evansville, 58 from Newburgh, 22 from Mount Ver- non, 14 from Jasper, 13 from Haubstadt and nine from Washington. Campers are also plan- ning to attend from Boonville, Chandler, Fort Branch, Huntingburg, Poseyville, Rockport, Vin- cennes and Wadesville. u ii Pilgrimage to Medjugorje August I to 10, departure from NY, $1,595, ith an optional 5-day post extension to S&N 51OVANNI (! tome of Padre Plo, stigmatist of 50 )v;u) )r an additi 1200 Slopcr in Rome to visit the VATICAN. Rev. John Emge, retired priesL Evansville, will be fle t(lr chaplain_ Call Mar}, Parker (812)254-2646 or the Queen of Peace Ministry 1(800)321-629+ A.S.A.P. regarding fee deadlines. i i i i iii iii P_eoples Trust Company SOUTH MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 191 LtNTON, INDIANA 47441 lit