Dr. Janet Grochowski, Health and Human Performance Department, presented a paper, “Healthy Families: Interfacing Family Studies and Health Education,” at the annual national meeting of the American School Health Association Oct. 30, 1999, in Kansas City, Mo.

John Hershey, University Relations, has been named secretary on the Grand Avenue Business Association board of directors.

The Rev. Jan Michael Joncas, Theology Department, spent the fall 1999 semester in Europe. Here is a summary of his busy semester:

While in Rome, Joncas taught a course in the Faculty of Social Sciences, “Christian Worship in the City of Rome,” to UST Catholic studies students and a seminar in the Faculty of Theology on the same topic to S.T.B. students at the Angelicum University.

He also taught a six-session course, “From Age to Age: Celebrating Christian Liturgy,” and a three-session evening lecture series, “Liturgy and Life: Making the Connections,” at the Vicent Pallotti Institute (the Rome branch of the EPS network based at Trinity College in Washington, D.C., which provides lay formation programs in six locations).

During the semester he also made an ecumenical presentation, “The Psalms in Christian Worship and Song,” at Bar Hill Christian Church in Mildenhall, England; presented a paper, “Love’s Labors Lost: The Creation and Reception of the ICEL Psalter,” for the Liturgical Music Forum of the Colchester Institute; presented a workshop, “Musical Elements in the Order of Mass,” for the Irish College in Rome; led a retreat at the Convento di Palazzola near Castel Gondolfo, Italy, and an overnight experience in Bologna, Italy, for Catholic studies students; offered a weekend of reflection for seminarians and pastoral musicians at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Maynooth, Ireland; and led a weekend of reflection for seminarians at the American College in Leuven, Belgium.

Joncas published the following articles during the semester: “Liturgia e Arte: B. Canto Liturgico,” in Scientia Liturgica; “Manuale di Liturgia II: Liturgia Fondamentale,” edited by Anscar J. Chupungco (Casale Monferrato: Piemme, 1998); “L’Ordo Missae di Paolo VI: D. Canti,” in Scientia Liturgica; “Manuale di Liturgia III: L’Eucaristia,” edited by Anscar J. Chupungco (Casale Monferrato: Piemme, 1998); “Clergy, North African” and “Orders, Ordination,” in Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia, edited by Allan D. Fitzgerald (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1999).

James Kellen, O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, is featured in the introduction to Vol. 3 of D’Letzebuerger Bauerenhaus (Luxembourg: Editions Phi & Kremer Muller, 1999), by Georges Calteaux, former director of the Bibliotheque Nationale of Luxembourg. Calteaux’s work is a study of Luxembourg architecture in the grand duchy and the New World. Kellen, who was inducted into the Luxembourg Order of Merit in October 1998, was honored as a Luxembourger-American “Great” by Calteaux along with Bishop Raymond Goedert of Chicago; J. Dennis Hastert, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; and John Dolibois, U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg from 1981 to 1985.

Dr. Pamela Nice, Faculty Development, has written the script for a flamenco/film noir production, which is back by popular demand at the Southern Theater this weekend. “La Virtud Negra (Dark Virtue,” first produced by the Walker Art Center as part of its “Out There” series, features flamenco from the Zorongo Dance Theatre, and narration by Jim Stowell as the gumshoe in a film noir adaptation of the classical Spanish play, “La Celestina.” The show will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Call (612) 340-1725 for tickets. In its previous run, the show received critical acclaim and sold out all of its performances at the Southern Theater. Nice was commended for her “purple prose” and for blending “the disparate pieces into a satisfying whole.” It also is scheduled to be revived in fall 2000.

Dr. Thomas Dillon Redshaw, Center for Irish Studies and English Department, is the author of a thematic and bibliographic study, “Abstracting Icons: The Graphic Ornamentation of John Montague’s The Rough Field (1972) and The Dead Kingdom (1984),” in the fall 1999 issue of The South Carolina Review. Originally a slide show and talk for the 1999 annual meeting of the southern wing of the American Conference for Irish Studies, Redhaw’s illustrated article makes intensive use of the Dolmen Press archive in the Celtic Collection of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center.

Sister Katarina Schuth, O.S.F., St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, is the author of an article, “The State of Theological Education in Seminaries,” which appears in the Jan. 29 issue of America. The article addresses questions generated by her earlier study of theologates, Seminaries, Theologates, and the Future of Church Ministry (Liturgical Press, 1999).

Dr. Seung Ai Yang, St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, has been awarded a Wabash Center summer grant of $7,000. From July 3 to Aug. 20 she will research and write an article, “God’s Testing of Righteous Job,” which will then presented an academic conference and submitted for publication in a professional biblical journal.