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Young Entrepreneurs in Earn document sample
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The Young Entrepreneurs: Redefining Success Rebuild my Church. —God’s call to St. Francis of Assisi G od’s call to St. Francis nearly 800 years ago reverberates in our hearts today. As Franciscan priests and brothers, we bring Christ’s message of mercy and love to a modern—yet hurting world. Our many works in parishes, high schools and universities, hospitals, and foreign missions are focused not on maintaining buildings but on transforming lives into deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. If you’re interested in rebuilding God’s kingdom as a priest or brother, consider joining the Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular. Franciscan Friars, T.O.R., Vocation Office PO Box 104, Loretto, PA 15940 Phone: 814-472-9527 Province of the Most Sacred E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.franciscanstor.org Heart of Jesus—Loretto, PA 2003 DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM A MASTER’S IN THEOLOGY– It’s Closer Than You Think. Now Franciscan University’s MA Theology Program comes to you! Earn your master’s through our fully accredited Distance Learning Program. Study with great professors such as Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Mark Miravalle, and Dr. Alan Schreck via audiotaped classroom lectures. And, because you’re studying in the comfort of your own home,* you can earn your degree for about half the cost. WHY WAIT? Just call Distance Learning at 1-800-466-8336 or visit our webpage at www.franciscan.edu and begin your master’s in theology today! *Only six credits must be earned on campus. 2 Franciscan Way Winter 2003 features 5 An Austrian Celebration By Tom Sofio 10 The Young Entrepreneurs: Redefining Success By Lisa Ferguson From finance and construction to bridal millinery and coffee distribution—Franciscan alumni learn what it takes to run their own businesses. 10 14 Scrum Time! By Tom Sofio Rugby catches on as the newest club sport. 16 Catholic Writers Gather for a Fellowship of the Pens By Tim Drake Seeking to reshape the culture with bold words and vivid imaginations, writers gather for the first-ever Catholic Writers Festival. 14 18 In the Spirit of Thanksgiving By David Scott 20 A Distinguished Tenure By Judy Roberts Professor John Korzi retires after 47 years of service. 29 The Other Three R’s By Katrina J. Zeno 20 departments Franciscan Way Staff: 4 From the President Editor: Lisa Ferguson ’84 6 News Briefs Assistant Editor: Tom Sofio 22 Class Notes Design Director/Production: 26 Alumni Profile Marie Highfield ’91 Design/Production: 27 Alma Matters Melissa Zifzal Class Notes: 28 Meet the Profs Joan McGlone ’82 Photographers: 30 Franciscan Saints Steve Zehler ’92 Katie Shawl Marianne Skees On the cover: Entrepreneur Joe LeMark ’93, co-owner of New Oregon Builders Company. (Photo by Caren LeMark) Callie Stone Winter 2003 3 The Franciscan Presence Rev. Terence Henry, TOR President I n 1970, consecrated persons or priests made up 51 percent of the 200,000 teachers in Catholic schools in Franciscans in 1946, this school has enjoyed a strong Franciscan presence on the Board of Trustees, in administration, University’s first vice president for Mis- sion Effectiveness. A 1989 graduate of Franciscan University, Father Dave will the United States. By the year 2000 that staff, and faculty, and today, 15 friars work throughout the University to help proportion had dropped to 7.5 percent, continue the rich Franciscan educational focus depar tments on our unique just over 12,000 teachers. This dramatic mission here. Franciscan mission and will also serve as decline, among other considerations, Several recent decisions highlight our my assistant. prompted a new document, “On Conse- ongoing commitment to Catholic higher Fourth, the University hired Frank crated Persons and Their Mission in education as Franciscans. Glazer as our new vice president for Ad- Schools,” issued November 19, 2002, by First, we decided to increase the vancement. A senior development profes- the Congregation for Catholic Education. Franciscan presence in our Austrian study sional with nearly 30 years’ experience, he The document emphasized the con- abroad program by inviting a community will lead our efforts to build up our en- tribution consecrated persons make to the of Franciscan sisters to join us in our work dowment fund. As the Congregation for apostolate of education by their radical there. They will assist our chaplain, pro- Catholic Education’s document stated, reference to Christ, and by their impor- vide a greater religious presence, and teach Catholic schools must provide access to tant witness to the transcendent dimen- some courses. This decision came out of education “especially for the poor” as a sion of the spiritual life. In the section pro- our October Board of Trustees meeting matter of justice. Increasing our endow- filing the consecrated person, it said, “The in Gaming, which celebrated the end of ment will allow us to assist families of consecrated life must try to testify that our tenth year in Austria, and the many modest means who wish to send their sons holiness is the highest humanizing pro- blessings that have come through this and daughters to Franciscan University posal of man and of history” (No. 12) and program. even as we strive to improve academic that “consecrated persons communicate Second, Franciscan University started excellence. the richness of their specific vocation to a new semester abroad program in Rome The University also welcomed Dr. the extent that they live their consecra- for our MA theology students. This pro- Robert G. Filby ’75, former president of tion commitments to the full” (No. 13). gram became possible when Minister Gen- the Trinity Health System Foundation and Calling their role in education “vitally eral Father Ilija Zivkovic, TOR, invited us vice president of Medical Affairs for Trin- important” because they evangelize as to house our students at the guesthouse ity Health System in Steubenville, as our they educate, the document exhorted con- at the international headquarters for the new vice president for Community Rela- secrated persons to “revive their educa- Franciscan Friars of the Third Order tions. He replaces John Madigan ’58, who tional passion” by “starting afresh from Regular of St. Francis. This kind invita- retired in January after 18 years of dedi- Christ…contemplating his face, pausing tion represents a commitment to educa- cated service but will continue to play a at length with him in prayer to then be tion at the highest levels of the order. role in the University on our Board of able to show him to others” (No. 82). Third, at the prompting of our pro- Advisors. As a Franciscan who has served as a vincial, Father Edmund Carroll, TOR, I am grateful for all the fine men and teacher and administrator in high schools and the Provincial Chapter of the women—lay and consecrated—who serve and colleges for over 25 years, I found Franciscan Friars, we created a new ad- alongside the Franciscans here at this Uni- these reflections both a wonderful re- ministrative position ensuring that another versity. Together, may we do our best as minder and affirmation of the role of friar will always work in close collabora- educators to “light and trim the lamp of priests and religious in education, espe- tion with the University president. I am faith of the new generations, the ‘morn- cially at Franciscan University. Since its so pleased to announce the appointment ing watchmen at the dawn of the new mil- founding by Third Order Regular of Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, as the lennium’” (No. 84). 4 Franciscan Way By Tom Sofio Photos by Steve Zehler C alling it “a great day for the Kartause Maria Thron,” Architect Walter Hildebrand opened the celebration marking the tenth anniversary of Franciscan University’s study abroad program in Gaming, Austria. The man responsible for the renovation of the medieval monastery, no one would know better than Hildebrand how much hard work, vision, and sacrifice went into making it a reality. Civic and Church leaders from Austria, Franciscan University’s Board of Trustees, administrators, faculty, and students gathered October 14, 2002, for the festivities along with benefactors of the program. Mass, a gala reception, and a formal dinner rounded out the pro- gram thanking God and honor- ing all those who contributed to the restoration of the Kartause and the success of Franciscan University’s study abroad program. Photos (counterclockwise from top) 1) Architect Walter Hildebrand shows dignitaries the Kartause library with its priceless artwork. 2) Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, archbishop of Vienna, celebrated the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Kartause chapel. 3) US Ambassador to Austria W.L. Lyons Brown greets University President Father Terence Henry, TOR. 4) President Father Terence Henry, TOR, Trustees Mickey Pohl, Mike Dougherty, and Paulette Kardos, and Walter Hildebrand plan future renovations for the Kartause. Winter 2003 5 Franciscan University Gains “Top Tier” Ranking U S. News & World Report ranked Franciscan Uni- versity of Steubenville in the of any school in its division, and ranked ninth overall for freshman retention. These are Franciscan University also ranked in the top 3 percent out of 1,400 schools in the top 21 percent of schools in considered two of the most study abroad category, for its its division in the 2003 Guide important indicators of a program at a restored medi- to America’s Best Colleges. school’s overall academic ex- eval monastery in the foothills This placed the University in cellence. According to U.S. of the Austrian Alps. Another the publication’s elite “top News, “The higher the pro- contributing factor to the fa- schools” category for three of portion of freshmen who re- vorable ranking was the 14-1 the past four years. turn to campus the following student-to-teacher ratio. Contributing to the top year and eventually graduate, More information is avail- tier ranking were high scores the better a school may be able at www.usnews.com or in in two important categories: at offering the classes and the publication, America’s Best Franciscan University had the ser vices students need to Colleges, 2003 Edition, avail- sixth highest graduation rate succeed.” able in bookstores. Bishop Sheldon Receives Founders’ Award F or nourishing the people of his diocese, the Church, and society throughout his many Catholic learning insti- tutions over the past several decades. “Thank the Lord that Sheldon takes on a more active presence on campus than ever before as a member of the nearly 50 years as a priest, the didn’t happen here,” he said. Board of Advisors and as a Most Reverend Gilbert “Here you emphasize faith and guest lecturer, primarily on Sheldon, bishop- reason, and especially the ready Church teachings in bioethics. emeritus of Steuben- availability of daily Mass, con- At the dinner, Founders’ ville, received the fession, and retreats,” as focal Association scholarships were Founders’ Award dur- points of campus life. presented to Nathaniel Free- ing the Founders’ As- At the start of each fall se- man and Andrew Plesich, two sociation Dinner on mester Bishop Sheldon pub- local students enrolled in the December 1. licly administered the Oath of MBA Program. The Franciscan “You mar velously Fidelity to new theology fac- University Women’s Club lived out your Episco- ulty and those involved in spiri- awarded scholarships to Carol pal motto, Fortes in tual formation of students. He Kidwell, who will soon com- Fide—‘Strong in also participated in summer plete her education degree, and S. Zehler Faith,’” said University conferences and other educa- to Sarah Proya, who is enrolled President Father tional and liturgical events. in the MA Counseling Pro- Terence Henry, TOR. Though now retired, Bishop gram. Father Terence Henry, TOR, pre- sents the Founders’ Award to He cited Bishop Sheldon’s Bishop-Emeritus Gilbert Sheldon. many works in the diocese, Introducing Franciscan.edu with Serra International, Knights of Columbus, and on Catholic bishops’ committees on Latin America and for F ranciscan University has changed its domain name to www.franciscan.edu. The new Web of the word Franciscan, which encompasses the University’s name, its patron Catholic Charities. name reflects the actual name of saint, and Franciscanism. Bishop Sheldon called the the University more clearly than After March 3, 2003, any University a “crown jewel” of the hybrid “franuniv.edu,” e-mail sent to “franuniv” will be the Steubenville diocese. He which it replaces. Another plus: undeliverable. Change your e- thanked the University for Franciscan University is now the mail bookmarks or favorites and avoiding the trend toward sole proprietor on the educa- address book for any Franciscan secularization that gripped tional branch of the World Wide contacts now. 6 Franciscan Way Coming Events Cardinal Arinze Explains Roots of Islamic Extremism February 2003 1 Festival of Praise F rancis Cardinal Arinze, former president of the Pontifical Council for Interre- pression, poverty and underde- velopment, corruption and bad government, poor economic 2 Finnegan Fieldhouse—7:00 p.m. Franciscan University Presents, EWTN—7:00 p.m.* ligious Dialogue, spoke to conditions and unhealed 2-8 International Week a standing-room only audience memo- March 2003 on Christian-Muslim relations ries of October 11 at Franciscan political 1 Festival of Praise, Fieldhouse—7:00 p.m. University. domina- 2 Franciscan University Presents, Cardinal Arinze discussed tion, real EWTN—7:00 p.m.* the shared beliefs and differ- or per- 15 FIRE Rally, Phoenix (412) 951-0306 ceived. 17-23 Spring Break ences between two of the most influential religions in the In such April 2003 world—and pointed out the situations Cardinal Arinze root causes of fundamentalism- of suffering, the extremist can 3-6 Anathan Spring Production: look credible to some mis- Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, fueled terrorism. Anathan Theatre—8:00 p.m. Christians can find much guided people when he calls for 4 Nursing Dedication, to commend in Islam, Arinze a radical revolution or suggests Christ the King Chapel—8:00 p.m. noted, such as the fidelity of violent action as a solution.” 5 Festival of Praise, Fieldhouse—7:00 p.m. Muslims to prayer, fasting, and In 1998 Arinze formed the 6 Franciscan University Presents, almsgiving. Committee of Muslim-Catho- EWTN—7:00 p.m.* Among the differences, lic Dialogue to work against 9 Honors Convocation, Arinze stated that “Muslims do racism and terrorist violence. Christ the King Chapel—7:30 p.m. not accept the Christian mys- “It is not enough to condemn 10-13 Anathan Spring Production: teries of the Blessed Trinity and extremism,” said Arinze. “It is Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, redemption of all humanity by also necessary to see that it is Anathan Theatre**—8:00 p.m. the Incarnate Word. Muslims not provided the type of cli- 16 Tennebrae, Chapel—8:00 p.m. honor Jesus as a prophet, but mate that favors its growth.” 17 Easter Recess Begins, 6:00 p.m. not as son of God.” After 17 years as president Holy Thursday Mass, Fieldhouse—7:30 p.m. Addressing the religious fa- of the Pontifical Council for 18 Good Friday Service, Fieldhouse—3:00 p.m. naticism that has fueled terror- Interreligious Dialogue, Arinze 19 Easter Vigil Mass, Fieldhouse—9:00 p.m. ist attacks in America and other was appointed recently by 20 Easter Sunday Mass, countries, Cardinal Arinze ex- Pope John Paul II as the new Christ the King Chapel—10:00 a.m. plained that some Muslim lead- prefect of the Congregation 21 Easter Recess—Evening Classes Resume ers became popular “because of for Divine Worship and the 27 Franciscan Chamber Music Society Sacraments. Spring Concert, Gallery—2:00 p.m. situations of oppression and re- 30 Last day of classes Classical Concert May 2003 3 Festival of Praise, Fieldhouse—7:30 p.m. 4 Franciscan University Presents, EWTN—7:00 p.m.* 9 Baccalaureate Mass, Fieldhouse—6:00 p.m. 10 Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement Exercises *New shows repeat Tuesday of the same week at 1:00 p.m., and Friday of the same week at K. Shawl 3:00 a.m. All times are eastern. ** Matinee performance on Sunday, April 13. Under the direction of Dr. Susan Treacy, far left, the Franciscan University Chamber Music Society performed the music of Mozart at its Fall Concert. Winter 2003 7 Catholics Reflect on 35 Years of Charismatic Renewal O n September 11-12, priests, religious, theo- logians, and lay people met at Reflecting upon the fruits of three and a half decades of the renewal, speakers affirmed the movement grows, the place where the movement intersects with the Church.” Franciscan University the overwhelming support of “Before Vatican II, min- for a Catholic Charis- Pope John Paul II for the istry had been what priests matic Theological Sym- movement. do,” said Father Rober t posium. The gathering “The Holy Father has ex- Oliver, a professor of system- marked the thirty-fifth pressed appreciation and ad- atic theology in Boston and anniversar y of the miration for the renewal published author specializing ecclesial movement movement fr uits,” said in the role of the laity in the known today as the Bishop Stanislaw Rylko, sec- Church. Oliver explained that charismatic renewal. retary of the Pontifical Coun- Vatican II helped people un- Since its arrival in cil for the Laity, who traveled derstand that laity can play a 1967 on the heels of the from Rome to speak at the very important ministerial Second Vatican Council, conference. role by building up the the Catholic charismatic Encouraging integration Church through charisms. renewal movement has of lay charismatic groups Today, the charismatic move- Bishop Stanislaw reawakened awareness of the within parish communities, ment continues its mission as Rylko, secretary of the Holy Spirit’s role in the lives Rylko said, “The parish must an integral part of the life of Pontifical Council for the Laity of the Church’s faithful. be the center toward which the Church. Catholic Church History From A to Z by Dr. Alan Schreck • Charis Books/Servant Publications • Reviewed by Tom Sofio U nless you are a Scrabble diehard, you’re rarely tempted to read a dictionary Franciscan University’s The- ology Department, wisely decided to dispense with the Ireland’s St. Brigid, who in the fifth century rejected a marriage arranged by her fa- cover-to-cover. But rigorous textbook approach ther and formed her country’s theology professor he applies in the classroom. first religious community for Dr. Alan Schreck’s new- This is an “inspirational dic- women. est book invites such an tionary” intended for a much Being a capsule history of approach. Catholic wider audience. The explana- the Church, there’s room for Church History from A tion of the Lateran Councils heretics as well as saints. The to Z can be utilized as a and events related to them, book’s last entr y tells of reference tool for cap- such as the crusade against Ulrich Zwingli who in the fif- sule information about the Albigensians, will help a teenth century broke away significant Church high school student finish a from the Church and councils, creeds, saints, religion paper as well as en- preached against the Mass and popes. It can also lighten the average Catholic and the Eucharist. be picked up and read about why the Church made If you want to get to at will. Each entry offers confession at least a once-a- know Mother Church better insights into the people year requirement. without taking on a major and events that shape There is also room for reading project, spending a the “big picture” of the some trivia. You probably few minutes each day reading Catholic Church. didn’t know that the word this book’s 314 entries is a Dr. Schreck, chair of “bride” can be traced to good way to go. 8 Franciscan Way Creative Cornerstones: A “Teacher’s Heaven” F or Franciscan University language professor Dr. James Anderson, summer remarks first-grade Fremont City public school teacher Janet Ward. quirements for teacher certification renewal. school means getting together First held for elementary The originator with teachers from throughout school teachers in 1973, and of the program, Dr. Ohio. Co-director of Creative officially named “Creative Floyd Cogley, holds Cornerstones, a week-long Cornerstones” in 1981, the a doctorate in edu- summer workshop designed conferences now include loca- cation and has used for educators, Anderson’s tions in three cities for four his expertise to co- dedication has contributed different weeks. This summer, ordinate the topics largely to the program’s over- conferences will be held in for nearly 30 years. whelming success, bringing Cleveland, Toledo, and Cin- “This is a first-class the University an estimated $1 cinnati. operation that ev- million in revenue over the past “The goal is to help teach- eryone at the Uni- two decades. ers meet state proficiency versity should be The conferences take place guidelines by exposing them to proud of,” Cogley at area hotels, where large- current, very practical methods says. Pat Agresta, group and small-group ses- that work,” says Anderson, former secondary Garfield Heights, Ohio, elemen- sions address K-6 themes such adding that the program also education supervisor for the tary teachers Linda Doubrava as hands-on science, family (retired), and Patty Scaravalli serves as an “educational re- Trumbull County Board of facilitated workshops for craft- math, and children’s literature. treat” where teachers can share Education, serves alongside ing paper cut-outs. Teachers also hand-make ideas and support. Cogley and Anderson as assis- curriculum materials, such as Creative Cornerstones of- tant director. puppets, posters, and manip- fers educators the opportunity For more information ulatives, and can purchase to earn three graduate credits about Creative Cornerstones, discounted books and other in education from Franciscan click on Conferences/Events materials on site. University, with courses tai- at www.franciscan.edu or call “It is teachers’ heaven,” lored to meet Ohio state re- 740-283-6245, Ext. 2304. University Hits Record Enrollment Century Club Honoree D ue to full residence halls, there’s not much room for growth, yet ate enrollment of 1,648. President Father Terence Henry, TOR, says the enroll- Franciscan University’s enroll- ment records show “that ment for the fall semester man- people recognize the value of aged to exceed last year’s high- a strong liberal arts education est-ever total by 42 students, and appreciate Franciscan Uni- bringing the total number of versity’s integration of faith undergraduate and graduate and reason.” He adds that in students to 2,250. times of economic uncertainty, Other enrollment mile- “the liberal arts education stones include the largest-ever gives the college graduate a K. Shawl freshman class of 360 students broader base of knowledge in and the largest incoming class the professional and pre-pro- (freshmen and transfers) of fessional programs and makes Steubenville Municipal Court Judge Richard Powell receives the 2002 President’s Award from 548; a record-breaking total them better candidates for Father Terence Henry, TOR. In addition to his undergraduate student enroll- master’s programs and more nearly 20 years as a magistrate, Judge Powell has ment of 1,800; and the larg- employable than those with a served the local community and the University in est-ever full-time undergradu- narrower academic focus.” many capacities. Winter 2003 9 The Young Entrepreneurs S. Zehler Redefining Entrepreneurship takes passion, creativity, “We love being our own bosses,” Caren says, “and we’ve found it success- ful enough to raise our four boys on.” O’Meara Capital Partners, Inc. Patrick O’Meara ’95 Patrick O’Meara has a gift for putting independence, hard work, Not every husband and wife can difficult concepts into terms others can and the confidence to weather create a successful business team, but understand. That’s how he parlayed his the storms of competition, a shaky the LeMarks realize “it’s the livelihood youth ministry background and theology economy, and the inevitable of our family” and have made it work and philosophy degrees into jobs at beginner’s mistakes. Many recent for them. Caren says, “We have a Raymond James Financial and then Bear Franciscan University of Steubenville business meeting once a month in a Stearns & Co. That’s how his investment graduates possess these qualities plus nice restaurant. As long as we go out, services boutique now helps sectarian non- some that have regained respect I’m happy to talk about the finances.” profit organizations, especially Catholic following the corporate scandals of Their partnership works especially religious orders, schools, and dioceses, 2002: honesty, humility, and charity. well as they collaborate on interior reduce their borrowing costs by up to four They measure their success not only design. “Joe knows the building code— and a half percent. by the bottom line, but by their how far the toilet has to be from the ability to balance business with their sink, for example—and I can make it faith, family, and community priori- look good,” Caren says. ties. Here’s how some young alumni Joe says a “personal pride” sets his entrepreneurs are redefining success work apart from the competition. “I do in their businesses, and in their most of the work, so I know just about personal lives. every single nail in my project,” he O’Meara meets President George W. Bush New Oregon Builders Company explains. “Plus I’m upfront with project “A high school we worked with was Joe and Caren (Wendell ’93) LeMark ’93 costs and that helps all the way through. paying eight percent interest on an $8 “The good ol’ boys around Stayton I never wanted to be the contractor million loan. We got them down to three had all the business so it took us three who gave an estimate and come to find and a half percent,” O’Meara explains. years just to get our name out there,” says out, it’s $10,000 more to finish.” “We’re saving them $275,000 every year Joe LeMark of the New Oregon Builders LeMark considers himself a Chris- on interest costs.” Company owned and operated by him tian steward and consciously tries to He and his six associates in the and his wife Caren. “Now it’s finally bring the faith into work, saying it has Leesburg, Virginia, based O’Meara turning around, and we’re getting repeat been “an asset to my business.” “Out Capital Partners do this by applying customers and a constant influx of work.” here construction workers tend to have sophisticated tools widely used in the A mental health major with a business long hair, earrings, and can be pretty corporate realm to the non-profit world. minor who worked construction to pay rough around the edges,” he says. “On By putting non-profits in a financial his college tuition, Joe does all facets of my job site we don’t smoke, don’t use position that’s more understandable to residential construction. Caren, who foul language, and try to present a Wall Street, O’Meara enables them to be majored in theology, handles the office good, clean atmosphere. A lot of guys better stewards of their resources and work and does interior design and murals who are looking for that environment build their projects sooner. on some projects. want to work for me.” “We do the work,” he says. “We’re 10 Franciscan Way Success Franciscan University alumni entrepreneurs (left to right): Philip ’01 and John ’97 Rook of Professional Lawn and Landscape, Michelle Chynoweth of Angel’s Halo, and Flip Howard (owner) and James McDade ’02 (Dallas operations manager) of Mustang Laundry and Dry Cleaning. By Lisa Ferguson not asking a priest to become a financial Professional Lawn and Landscape have improved business through the wizard.” John Rook ’97 “cocooning” effect. “When times are Just over two years into his business, John Rook’s most challenging job tough, particularly with the terrorism O’Meara says the lessons have come fast involved installing an irrigation system situation, uncertainty in the economy, and hard. One that’s been particularly on a $10 million property in Bermuda— people tend to spend their money close valuable: “Humility does not mean being a with laborers who didn’t speak a word of to home. People are investing in their wet noodle.” English. Most of the jobs undertaken by properties because home tends to be a Humility, he says, means following his company, however, are much closer secure place and conjures up good Romans 12:3, which urges, “Do not think to his Steubenville home and employ as feelings.” of yourself more highly than you ought, many as 15 Franciscan University The company shares the wealth by but rather think of yourself with sober students in season. helping local charities with fundraisers judgment.” “We get the opportunity to teach a such as a water garden tour benefiting That sober assessment, O’Meara says, work ethic to the younger employees— the Valley Hospice Foundation and the enables him to use his strengths and to high school and college students. We’ve memorial and prayer garden next to delegate other tasks to his partners. “The tried to lead by example.” He adds, Holy Name Cathedral for the Diocese of failing of most entrepreneurs is thinking “You get to see them grow, their skill Steubenville. they can do everything the best.” level improve. That’s satisfying.” A business major, Rook says his Another educational aspect of owning Not so long ago Rook was a high degree has helped him in many ways: a business, O’Meara says, is that the owner school student himself, launching the “From Franciscan I learned so much isn’t “insulated” from success or failure. business that grew into Professional about ethics and God in the workplace, “When you work for big companies, Lawn and Landscape. which has been a big help in terms of you’re insulated from your failure. You “I started out in 1987 mowing making decisions. And the business may feel a bit of it, but if I fail, folks don’t lawns, trimming shrubs, doing basic background has definitely helped me take home paychecks.” lawn care. Today, we have a retail center with the financial end.” O’Meara says balancing his commit- in Follansbee, West Virginia, and do full ments to his wife Desiree [McDonnell ’96] landscape design services consisting of Angel’s Halo and two small sons with the “unrelenting” driveway installation, brick, walkways, Michelle Chynoweth ’92 demands of his business can be tough. He retaining walls, and custom water “Are you a bridal veil company?” tries to create a culture within the whole features such as ponds, streams, and Sitting on her bed in St. Thomas company that values the family, giving irrigation systems,” he says. More Hall, Michelle Chynoweth paused employees permission to care for their His brother Philip ’01 does all the thinking, “Am I or aren’t I?” then told families. Even so, he admits it’s “extremely design work using a computer system her long-distance caller, “Yes, ma’am! difficult,” especially as he becomes more that gives them “a bit of an edge” over May I take your order?” involved in Catholic service and speaking their half dozen competitors. “We take a From her fourth-floor dorm room, for the Diocese of Arlington, Theology on digital picture of the site as it is, and Chynoweth’s part-time bridal business Tap, Legatus, and other groups. then we can modify it and show custom- evolved into Angel’s Halo, one of the “Unless you actively strive to balance ers the proposed landscape renovation.” largest custom bridal millinery and the two, the thing that gets cut is the Though landscaping tends to be a design companies in the Upper Mid- family.” luxury, Rook says tough economic times west. Winter 2003 11 “Brides fly in from all over the Mustang Laundry duty,” Howard says. “People will know world to meet with me because there and Dry Cleaning Service what religion you are, and if you’re a aren’t many milliners left. It’s a dead Philip (Flip) Howard ’97 shifty guy, and you don’t honor your art,” she says, noting that she has made “I’m not opposed to making as word or you run a business unethically, “thousands” of handcrafted headpieces much money as I can in reasonable it’s obviously going to reflect real and veils. hours, but I don’t want to work as poorly—aside from the moral conse- Chynoweth also specializes in many hours as I did at first,” says Flip quences to you personally.” redesigning existing wedding gowns Howard, who put in 19 hours a day, six for women who want a unique look. In days a week in the first year of his addition to this high-end specialty, she Mustang Laundry and Dry Cleaning alters dresses and creates veils for Service. people with disabilities or special During his senior year, Howard, a needs. business major, wrote his business plans “I had a client who was burned on for a laundry service that would pick 85 percent of her body. I’ve had people up, clean, mend, iron, fold, and deliver Shawn Wise ’85 with prosthetic work, hair loss from clothes to students in college dormito- cancer, pacemakers, you name it. Some ries or Greek houses. Immediately after Wise Coffee Services, Inc. are profoundly overweight or under- graduation he returned to Dallas and Shawn Wise ’85 weight,” she explains. “I can be gentle set to work renting coin-operated As district manager for a chain of 24- with them and make them look good. laundries, hiring employees, and hour convenience stores, Shawn Wise It’s rewarding.” convincing parents their child’s time learned “many ways people can steal from She also finds it rewarding to pray would be better spent studying than you.” Now owner of Wise Coffee Services, with clients when the opportunity doing his or her own wash. Though Inc., he says refusing to “take shortcuts” arises and to talk to them about the Howard says he did “everything” has cost him some accounts, “but I can go importance of the sacrament of matri- wrong his first year, he bought out the to sleep at night.” mony. She also seeks ways to be competition and his business partner a Started out of his one-car garage in “continually generous,” seeing that as short three years later and today Grafton, Massachusetts, 11 years ago, one way to be “salt and light.” “I services Southern Methodist University today Wise Coffee has 423 coffee scramble around and find old veils or in Dallas, Texas Christian University in machines in offices, nursing homes, parts of veils for people who really Fort Worth, and University of Texas at restaurants, and convenience stores in can’t afford them. Little acts of gener- Austin. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Con- osity are important witnesses.” Howard says he now works only 12 necticut, and sells not only “the finest She sells her work wholesale to The hours a day with one scheduled late Arabica coffee” but 200 other beverages, Wedding Shoppe in Minneapolis, one night per week, an arrangement that foods, and office supplies. of the 25 largest bridal stores in the makes life easier on his wife Celeste “It’s a very competitive business,” United States, and says she’s “never (Mazzan ’94) and his three children. Wise says. “I like to think we get the looking for work.” Though several He also seriously weighs the impact of business because of our quality, maintain it accountants have told her the company expanding Mustang on his family. because of our quality, and don’t lose it has great growth potential, Chynoweth “I’m looking at two other schools because of our service.” limits herself to 40 hours a week so she in Texas and will probably do one in Wise taste tests coffee before he buys it can care for the 16-year-old daughter the next year. I’ve toyed around with to ensure the quality and flavor his custom- she informally adopted and has helped the idea of Boston, which has lots of ers want. “Some months my coffee might raise for 10 years, participate in her colleges, and California as well,” he be 80 percent Brazilian, 20 percent Colom- Catholic community, and pursue says. “But I don’t really want to travel, bian; other months it might be 72 percent- graduate studies in psychology. since I have a family. Growth excites 28 percent because the acidity in the “I love what I do, but it’s not it for me, but I’d like to keep it as regional as various growing regions changes,” he me. I have eight godchildren; they’re I can for as long as I can.” explains. “I know the taste we’re looking more important to me,” as are her The reduced hours also help him for in New England, which is a light- many other family members and maintain a regular prayer life and get to roasted, pleasant-tasting coffee.” friends, including her Acceptance With daily Mass more often, which in turn When asked how his business classes at Joy Household sisters with whom she helps him at work. “At the workplace, I Franciscan prepared him to be an entrepre- remains in constant contact. try to bring a sense of moral Christian neur, he laughs then replies, “This would 12 Franciscan Way The Young Entrepreneurs: shock a lot of people, but I think they Redefining Success gave me a moral ground. I wasn’t the ideal student by any stretch of the imagi- nation and probably raised more hell than building a secure database application club. They provided the capital, and a lot of people, but I did listen every for America Online. Then the dot-com Breaux manages the day-to-day opera- now and then.” crumble hit at the end of 2000, and tions of Sure Fit Health Club, which He says Dr. Donald Kissinger was Veraprise had to lay off two full-time opened in February 2001 in Breaux the strongest influence on him. “Be- employees and the part-timer. Bridge, Louisiana. cause of the way he conducted himself, “That was probably the hardest “It’s a feat in itself, just managing I have the utmost respect for him. He’s thing we’ve ever had to do in our people,” says Breaux, who hires and an excellent man.” business,” Schmiedicke says. supervises the club’s six aerobics in- Wise knows part of success means Veraprise has since rebounded, and structors and four desk managers. “I’m giving back to his community so he Schmiedicke sees “really good pros- only 24, and it kind of humbles me stays active on the board of directors of pects” on the horizon. because I’m managing people twice my the Marlborough Regional Chamber of “If I didn’t love this, I wouldn’t age. I feel like they deserve respect Commerce and in the Rotary Club. He have stuck with it,” he says. “Sure there more than I do because of their age. also donates food, drink, and his time are times I have to take a call at mid- One employee managed a health club at the annual Evening of Giving, a gala night because something went wrong, before, so I look to her for advice on event supporting local charities, and and I have to get up and take care of it. how to run the business, and she helps other fundraisers throughout the year. On the other hand, if one of the kids me out a lot.” “It’s nice we’re in a position to needs to go to the dentist, it’s a lot Breaux became a certified personal help,” he says. easier for me to take the child in than trainer working in Finnegan Fieldhouse for my wife [Regina Doman ’92] to while studying at Franciscan University, juggle four kids in the dentist’s office.” so he’s right at home in his 6,000- Schmiedicke maintains that loving square-foot facility, which offers weight what you do, good planning, and training, cardiovascular exercise ma- perseverance can make the difference chines, aerobics, cardio-kickboxing, between success and failure. “Some- tanning beds, and a protein bar. He says thing like 85 percent of small busi- his Fieldhouse experience plus learning Dian Schmiedicke, Matthew Gelis, Mike and Andrew (MA ’97) Schmiedicke nesses fail within the first five years, and to relate to many different people we’re starting our seventh year. It may prepared him to run this business. Veraprise, Inc. be a bit of a struggle now, but we’re “I took a lot of classes where I had Andrew Schmiedicke MA ’97 still here, and we don’t have any debt,” to do a lot of interacting and giving A largely self-taught computer he adds. presentations,” Breaux says, noting that network whiz, Andrew Schmiedicke those communication skills have helped listened fascinated when his brother him create the friendly, welcoming Mike introduced him to the Internet in atmosphere that increased Sure Fit’s 1996. “What is the Web? Where is it?” membership from 100 to 750 in its first he demanded, as Mike shared the latest 18 months. from his master’s classes in information Breaux may open another gym 20 science. Dumbfounded that Mike knew miles away, but for now he’s content how to design those mysterious Web Bronson Breaux ’00 expanding the current facility by 1,000 pages, Andrew blurted out, “We square feet to include a “ladies only” should start our own business!” Sure Fit Health Club gym, hoping to attract more female They began part time, keeping Bronson Breaux ’00 members. their day jobs until their Web develop- A psychology major who went into “Life is so good,” he says. “My ment company could support them, sales, Bronson Breaux quickly found mom and dad have bent over backwards eventually growing to six full-timers himself “so aggravated” he prayed a for me and my wife [Lisa Beauregard and one part-timer. Veraprise designed novena to find a better job. A few days ’00]. I wouldn’t be here right now Web sites small and large, came up later his two older brothers proposed without the blessings from God, my with e-commerce solutions, and he become a partner in a new business wife, my mom and daddy. It’s a nice created custom Web applications, even venture: building and running a health circle.” Winter 2003 13 I t was Saturday morning in spring 2001, a few hours before Franciscan University’s first-ever rugby game. Athletic Director Chris Ledyard stood in the lobby of the near-empty Finnegan Fieldhouse, holding a giant crucifix. He felt a bit silly. His thoughts raced back to the day a few months earlier, when graduate student Jeremy Treece entered his office and asked if the University could sponsor a rugby team. Chris encouraged him, but said the odds were slim. For starters, who on campus knew how to play the sport? There would be no budget for a coach and other resources. And then there was rugby’s mud, blood, and beer image to contend with. Chris ended the meeting with a challenge: “You get a rugby team Scrum Time! By Tom Sofio going that doesn’t detract from the University’s mission, and I’ll eat the With the planting of fieldhouse!” the papal flag, Now, like a steady drum beat, Chris could hear the clump, clump, of players’ shoes. In a solemn procession the team rugby emerged from the locker rooms and one arrives on campus. at a time, reverently approached the cross, knelt down, kissed it, then jogged Listen to Ryan Stewart, a communi- out to the playing field. cation arts major, who never imagined At that moment, Chris says, he knew himself playing rugby. “It was the rugby had arrived as Franciscan brotherhood and the spiritual aspects that University’s newest club sport. He also attracted me,” says Ryan, whose jersey says he’s never been happier to have lost patch reads, “Defenders of the Faith.” a bet! “Our motto means we live our faith on C. Stone Indeed, rugby has taken hold on and off the field. We’ll help a player from campus, growing in less than two years another team get up after a hit. There’s Jim Campbell tries to make a tri, rugby’s equiva- from barely enough players to field a no trash talking, and swearing is definitely lent to a touchdown in football. team to 40 participants. The marquees of forbidden. All the players visit nursing nearby businesses announce the next homes. For me, rugby is the manifesta- “This is really the ultimate Catholic home games, which draw as many as 500 tion of the virtues we’re learning in class.” game,” says Devin. “It’s all about commu- fans. Last fall, the team did the unthink- Current coach and mental health/ nity. You rely on your brother and are able and made it all the way to the elite theology major Devin Gradwell learned dependent on him to move the ball Midwest Sweet 16 Rugby Tournament to play the sport in the Army. In rugby he downfield. It’s not about ‘me’—it’s all and a “final four” playoff game. found a great way to live out the about the team.” All this excitement may seem out of military’s esprit de corps, but was disillu- The Baron’s Rugby Team is usually place at Franciscan University—better sioned by the off-field carousing and hundreds of pounds lighter than their known in recent decades for its fervent eventually quit playing. When he arrived opponents (“scrawny” is one player’s self- prayer life and academics than sports— at Franciscan University, he was delighted description.) They also lack a full-time until you get to know the players and to find a team being formed by Jeremy coach, equipment, team bus, and other their take on the sport. that would incorporate Christian virtues. resources typically afforded a college sport. 14 Franciscan Way Yet in its short existence the Baron’s Rugby Team has beaten the likes of Yale, the Ohio University, the University of Pittsburgh, and in the first round of the playoffs, Marshall University, a perennial rugby powerhouse. Devin says the bonds of Christian brotherhood negate size and equipment differences. “These guys want to be them at the end of each game has also humble servants. They seek unity and become an important tradition. At first friendship. And that’s what it takes to play this gave the Franciscan team a “Bible- playing you guys because of the way you this game.” thumpers’ school” image. Now, the other act.” Another stated, “You don’t cuss, In keeping with the game’s British teams often ask, “Will there be prayer what’s the deal with you?” Still another Isles’ roots, Devin wears a kilt to each afterwards?” struggled with the words to the Our game. Other team rituals include planting Baron “ruggers” as they are known, Father during the post-game prayer, as if the American flag, the papal flag, and the recount that collectively, these small relearning a long-forgotten prayer. Barons’ Rugby flag on the sidelines. opportunities to evangelize add up. One Those involved with the rugby Inviting their opponents to pray with opposing player commented, “We love program see it as a manifestation of the writings of Pope John Paul II on the ideal Christian athlete, and the value of sports in its fullest sense. The team can’t wait for the spring season to begin, and not just for a chance to play deep into a national tournament again. Sums up business major Matt Schlater, “This has a Christ-centered influence on the University. And the pain gives us a chance to live the resurrection. That’s why I like it so much.” C. Stone Three cheers for the opposing team. They Call Him “Papa” A t least six times each semester Nile O’Mahony fills up the cooler with snacks and makes a 400- mile road trip from his New Jersey eight players from each team gather in a clump and begin kicking the ball.) Nile calls rugby a character builder. In the Franciscan team he sees that C. Stone home to Steubenville. character being expressed in manly, He puts his paint contracting Christian ways. He’s impressed that each business on hold so he can visit his player has a prayer buddy to pray for Nile O’Mahony teaches the fine points of rugby daughter Erin, a sophomore, and during the season. He admires them for to a player. reconnect with the sport of his turning down invites from other teams youth—rugby. to post-game kegger parties. And he was with his Irish accent, that means a lot, Born in Ireland where he “ate, awestruck when, at an away game, the coming from a man who played on played, and slept rugby,” Nile is part entire Franciscan team averted their eyes Dublin’s senior team.” coach, part booster of the Barons’ when a female rugby team started Nile says he’s the one who benefits Rugby Team. He arrives in changing into uniforms on the sidelines. most. “I’ve become a better husband, a Steubenville a day or two before each “That showed me they want to be pure, better father, just from being around game to coach the forwards and help strong Catholic men” who want evange- these guys of faith, and getting to know mold a young team, many of whom lize others, he says. Father Brian [Cavanaugh, TOR, team are just learning a scrum from a ruck. “Papa” doesn’t talk much, says chaplain], Father Terry [Henry, TOR], (A scrum, by the way, is that often player J.D. Chism, “but his presence is and the other friars. It’s like being on a misunderstood moment in rugby when so inspiring. When he says ‘well done’ retreat.” Winter 2003 15 Catholic Writers Gather for a Fellowship of the Pens By Tim Drake P ut a playwright and a poet together and you’re bound to come up with something very creative. That’s just what happened when Drama Professor Shawn of Oklahoma City’s The Sooner Catholic and contributing editor of Inside the Vatican, led a workshop on “Crashing the Secular Media: Keeping Alive the Dougherty and English Professor Dr. Lewis/Chesterton Tradition.” Describ- David Craig teamed up to organize and ing himself as an accidental journalist, host Franciscan University of Steuben- Mallon explained how a letter to the ville’s first Catholic Writers Festival, editor of a Boston daily launched his September 13-15, 2002. writing career. Dougherty originally conceived of “Following the priest scandal, we the idea as a theater event. “I wanted to face an unusual opportunity,” said bring Dr. Kazimierz Braun to the Mallon. “The Church is in the news. University to speak,” said Dougherty. Good editors at leading newspapers want “David Craig wanted to do a writers’ to hear from those who support the festival, and so the two ideas became one Church. Their own columnists and sometime during the spring of 2002.” reporters are writing about the bad news, M. Skees Through funding from individual and they want to hear from the other University departments, a grant from the side.” AMDG Foundation, and the generosity Mallon shared methods for submit- University Professor Dr. Regis Martin presides of many of the speakers who presented at ting opinion pieces to the editors of over mock trial proceedings of Director Peter secular magazines, newspapers, and Web Jackson for the “desecration” of The Lord of no cost, the two organized the festival. the Rings. In the end 50 presenters, including such sites. He encouraged writers to do their renowned Catholic writers as Ron research, keep the emotion to a mini- to Fantasy (www.christianfantasy.net), Hansen, Dr. Ralph McInerny, Joseph mum, and to use logic and humor. Snyder explained that many Catholics Pearce, Bud Macfarlane, Jr., and Barbara Franciscan University professor and think they can “rest on Tolkien’s lau- Nicolosi, 150 non-student participants, National Catholic Register columnist Dr. rels.” Instead, she challenged attendees, and 100 University students attended. Benjamin Wiker presented a session on telling them that it was their responsibil- Representatives from major Catholic “Writing and Marketing of Op/Ed ity as Catholic writers to take up where publishing houses—Ascension Press, Pieces for Both Catholic and Secular he left off. Snyder also spoke of the Emmaus Road, FrancisIsidore Electronic Presses.” Wiker described the three types special needs of fantasy writing, such as Press, Loyola Press, Our Sunday Visitor, of opinion pieces, shared tricks of the creating valid worlds with rules and laws. Servant, and Sophia Institute Press— trade, and spoke of the importance of Catholics United for the Faith were on hand to help would-be authors timing. He encouraged writers to “start president and Lay Witness publisher learn how to fine-tune their book small and write big” and to “illuminate Leon Suprenant, Jr., MA ’95 co-hosted a proposals, as were editors from publica- the ephemeral with the eternal.” session on “Publishing and Editing for tions such as Faith Magazine, National Emily Snyder ’99 gave a presenta- Dummies: Starting and Running a Catholic Register, Lay Witness, This Rock, tion on fantasy writing titled “Tolkien on Successful Small Publishing House” and Saint Austin Review. the Roof.” She received many laughs based upon his experience with Naturally, Franciscan University when she announced, “Tolkien is dead. Steubenville-based Emmaus Road alumni presenters and participants Get over it,” wearing elf ears. “He’s not Publishing. populated the festival. writing anything new.” Regina (Doman ’92) Schmiedicke, John Mallon MA ’93, former editor The founder of The Christian Guide author of Snow White and Rose Red: A 16 Franciscan Way Modern Fairy Tale, led a workshop on Ron Hansen opened the festival with writer Dr. Ralph McInerny reminded “Writing for Youth and Teens,” using a a talk on the relationship between poets participants what a slippery term group-discussion format to describe the Gerard Manley Hopkins and Robert “writer” is. It includes the biographer, interests, goals, and needs of the middle Bridges. Friends of a sort, they were also the blogger, the self-published author, school through high school age group. harsh critics of each other’s work. Given the poet, the playwright, the novelist, the Many alumni, such as Steve the nature of the conference, the talk was apologist, and the journalist. McInerny Carrigee ’93, Heather Sutton ’95, an appropriate keynote, focusing on the brought to mind novelist Flannery Jeanne Diener-Stark ’85, and Katrina companionship between these two men. O’Connor’s famous comment that “the Zeno ’86 attended as well. Kathleen Within the context of such fellow- Catholic novelist doesn’t have to be a (Alcott) Happ ’96 was among them. ship, one cannot overlook the impor- saint; he doesn’t even have to be a Happ said the caliber and diversity tance of the social aspect of this writers’ Catholic; he does, unfortunately, have to of the authors who attended gathering. The festival offered Catholic be a novelist.” amazed her. She particularly writers the unique opportunity to gather The conference afforded time to enjoyed the presentation by together as one body. dwell upon the spiritual aspect of one’s Polish playwright Dr. Conversations held in the hallways work, and to have some fun. At the Kazimierz Braun. and on campus between the workshop conference’s opening, Theology Profes- During one of Braun’s sessions debated the ever-present ques- sor Dr. Regis Martin moderated a mock two presentations, he told tions regarding Catholic writers and trial of Peter Jackson for his “desecra- how the Holy Father their work. “What is tion” of The Lord of the Rings, and the writes his encyclicals in Catholic writing?” “What conference concluded with a perfor- front of the Blessed are the merits of fiction?” mance of Dr. Kazimierz Braun’s play, Sacrament. Later, “What should be Tamara L. Braun spoke on fiction’s purpose?” Both participants and presenters said the difference “How can we they hoped Franciscan University would between covenan- reach beyond the consider hosting future festivals. tal art, which is Catholic ghetto?” Dougherty said he is not certain the symbolic of a meeting between Both screen- University can support an annual festival, God and man, and anti-covenantal art, writer Barbara Nicolosi and novelist Ron but is considering the possibility of which is morally indifferent, ignores or Hansen emphasized the importance of, another in 2004. denies God, or attacks the faith. first, telling a great story. Hansen and Matt and Rachel (Van Durme) Nicolosi argued that too many stories try Tim Drake is features correspondent with Watkins met while they were students at too hard to proselytize at the expense of the National Catholic Register and editor Franciscan and later married. “The the story. of Saints of the Jubilee, available from festival was wonderful,” said Rachel. “As On the other side of the aisle, www.1stbooks.com/bookview/9831. an aspiring writer it was great to get a Marcus Grodi, fresh from writing his first chance to listen to the experts—Catho- novel, How Firm a Foundation, spoke of lics who had succeeded in becoming his zeal for souls as the driving force writers while keeping their faith intact.” behind his book. It is the difference, some say, between Tolkien’s The Lord of Meeting Writers’ Needs the Rings and Lewis’ The Chronicles The festival served several purposes. of Narnia. One tries to tell a It served as an opportunity for writers of story. The other tries to all types to learn more about their craft. prove a point. Both It served as a forum for writers to pitch are great stories. ideas to editors and publishers, and it Notre served as a spiritual oasis—an inspiring Dame profes- and affirming time for writers to con- sor and nect with one another. mystery Dr. David Craig said, “We needed a weekend like this, not only to free our spiritual writing souls, but to know there are many others like us called to write and to use our talents to the greater glory of his name.” Students in hobbit attire listen as presenters ar- M. Skees gue the merits of last year’s movie, The Lord of the Rings. Winter 2003 17 Steubenville turns into an old-time revival M. Skees tent, a kind of movable Pentecost feast known as a “Festival of Praise.” Easter Every Month Festivals of Praise have been a unique staple of campus life at Franciscan since the early 1980s. These Spirit-filled prayer meetings began after spring break one year, when students organized a post-Easter thanks- giving service, billing it as a “great festival of praise to celebrate the resurrection.” And each festival today is still a student-led celebration of the resurrec- tion, of Christ’s giving of his Holy Spirit to his apostles on that first Easter night and later at Pentecost, of the renewal and rebirth in the Spirit that Jesus spoke of. A t a wallflower’s first glance, it looks like a run-of-the-mill college mixer, the kind you’d find on any given campus, The festivals are prayer meetings, a chance to gather to give thanks to the Lord with the joyful noise that the psalmist used to sing about. They are on any given Saturday night. The music on the bandstand is loud, nights filled with singing, short teachings S In the of pirit guitar-driven contemporary pop. The fieldhouse swells with excited young people cheering and singing along, feet moving to the beat, hands waving high in the air. on topics such as prayer and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes they include adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, but every Festival of Praise is about a meeting with the risen Lord. T hanksgiving By David Scott But as you watch, the picture starts to shift. There’s definitely something different in the air. There’s fervor, joy, and devotion in the lyrics that splash on the large video screens flanking the stage; between songs, an insistent murmur of praises and thank-yous to Jesus seems to “The goal of the celebration is to lead the people of God deeply into praise— essentially to lead them into an encounter with the Holy Spirit,” says Carole Brown, MA ’97, director of Orientation and Evangelistic Outreach who is charged with overseeing the festivals. move—at times almost like a physical Brown says that on average 900 to presence—through the room. 1,000 people attend each month, many After a while, a young woman from traveling from miles away for the chance the crowd takes the stage, introduced to worship in the Spirit. as having a word to deliver to the Spirit of Readiness More than two decades gathering. The Spirit may blow where it wills, as “I just had this beautiful image of the Scripture says, but Franciscan’s Festivals after they began, baby Jesus,” she begins shyly, going on to of Praise are anything but willy-nilly or Franciscan explain how she was inspired to consider the need for us to make way for Jesus in haphazard gatherings. A month’s worth of preparation and University’s our hearts, as a mother prepares a cradle for her newborn. prayer goes into each festival, according to Nathan Halloran, a senior who serves Festivals of Praise It goes on like this for the next two hours—joyous adoration, enthusiastic as worship leader. The festival team meets each week to songs, words of exhortation and inspira- plan the music and the teachings, and are still making tion, quiet periods of contemplation and, most of all to pray to be “open to what underlying it all, that incessant murmur of God wants to do with the festival,” he a joyful noise. prayer. says. That’s the scene every first Saturday As worship leader, Halloran is a sort of the month as the Finnegan Fieldhouse of spiritual emcee. He starts each festival on the campus of Franciscan University of with a short introductory talk that 18 Franciscan Way welcomes regulars and alerts newcomers spiritual healings and conversions at the Texas, takes the tussles in stride. to expect the unexpected—exuberant festivals. “I tell them it’s not just about examples of worship, people praying in Brown tells the story of a student praying with guitar music,” he says. “It’s different tongues, giving testimonies and who reluctantly attended a Festival of about being open to the activity of the “prophecies,” prompted and inspired by Praise, fearing that the style of worship Holy Spirit—like the Blessed Mother the Holy Spirit. would be too emotional and enthusiastic was.” Throughout the course of the for her tastes. Brown stresses the Second Vatican evening, it’s Halloran’s job to keep his During the quiet, contemplative Council’s affirmation that all the baptized finger on the pulse of the crowd, to see phase of the evening, when audience can rightly long and pray for an outpour- which way the wind of the Spirit is members began coming forward with ing of the gifts and special graces of the blowing on this particular night. their word gifts, the student was aston- Holy Spirit. Music plays a key role in setting the ished at a testimony about a person She notes, too, that Pope John Paul mood, he explains, first in readying whose relationship with a family member II, in his 1998 address to the World students’ hearts for the Spirit through had become a barrier in that person’s Congress of Ecclesial Movements and songs of praise and later in quieting them relationship with God. New Communities, described “the down to really listen for the call of the Suddenly the student shot up in her charismatic dimension” of the Church as Spirit. chair and declared, “I don’t hate my “co-essential…to the life, renewal, and Halloran is aided by a “discernment mother anymore,” and a life-long ani- sanctification of God’s people.” team” charged with determining which mosity was resolved. For her and many others, something “word gifts”—spiritual insights and “Here was this wallflower, who vitally important would be missing from inspirations received by people in the didn’t want to go in the first place, and campus life without the Festivals of Praise. audience—should be shared from the she experienced healing and continues to The monthly festivals, Halloran says, stage. grow as a young Christian woman,” put everything into perspective: “The Healing Gifts Brown recounts with amazement. festivals empower students in their It is these word gifts and other Praise in Perspective studies, in their prayer lives. It provides a promptings of the Spirit that make each Despite countless inspirational success frame of life for the whole month.” festival a unique work of God, says stories, for a new generation of Franciscan Brown. University students, those not reared in David Scott is an associate of the St. Paul “We can’t know ahead of time which the charismatic renewal movement that Institute for Biblical Theology in Steu- prophetic words and prophetic gifts he played such a formative role in shaping benville. His latest book is Praying in the has for the Body of Christ gathered the University, the festivals have given rise Presence of Our Lord With Dorothy Day. there,” she explains. “The Holy Spirit to a few misunderstandings. moving among them will impress upon Occasionally students will complain people with those gifts the words he has about the charismatic emphasis of the for the group.” festivals. By the power of the Spirit, every Halloran, who grew up in a charis- festival night is different, and over the matic community that serves the poor years God has worked astonishing near the Mexican border in El Paso, M. Skees Dallas Carter (left) with the FOP music team and Nathan Halloran, worship leader (right). Winter 2003 19 P rofessor John Korzi was a young man working for West Virginia’s Weirton Steel Company in 1955 to pay for graduate school when a little college across the river in Ohio beckoned Professor Korzi stayed so long, as he said in a 1998 lecture on campus, because the University gave him the opportunity to implement his ideas about higher education. He said he has enjoyed spiritual director and I and others along the line felt that maybe Divine Providence had me set for something else. And it seems that that’s what has happened.” He later did doctoral studies at the him to his future. witnessing and being part of the growth University of Pittsburgh, specializing in He agreed to teach a summer course of the University, which was only in its the psychology of emotionally disturbed at what was then the College of ninth year when he arrived. children and counseling psychology. Steubenville and ended up staying for an “If I had been at a larger school, I Throughout his tenure at Franciscan entire career spanning nearly half a would never have had the opportunities University, Professor Korzi has become century. But before he began the work to be involved in so many kinds of known as much for his academic expertise that made him into an institution within nascent programs, gain such diversified as for his knowledge of the University’s the institution of Franciscan University, experiences in teaching, maintain such history. In fact, when asked about his own Professor Korzi almost took another, individual personal contacts with stu- career, he often prefers to segue into more financially lucrative path. dents, and have ideas so readily accepted talking about the development of the He had been a part-time instructor and implemented.” College. for two years at the College when he A native of the coal-mining town of Professor Korzi recalls in particular arrived at a crossroads: Weirton Steel Windber, Pennsylvania, Professor Korzi the College’s move from a few old houses wanted to hire him for its personnel came to Steubenville the day after getting and an administration building down- department. his master’s degree in counseling from town to the top of the hill overlooking Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He the Ohio River. When he first talked with A challenging professor had gone on to graduate school because the dean of the College about coming at the time, he said, his bachelor of arts here to teach, he said, Father Dan Egan, and untiring faculty degree in philosophy from Providence TOR, the first president, was busy with College didn’t have much practical “furious planning” for the hilltop campus. member, John Korzi application. While at Providence, he considered retires after 47 years becoming a Dominican priest. He spent a year as a novice and three more years at on the job. the order’s House of Philosophy. “My A Distinguished Tenure By Judy Roberts “I told the good fathers here, either I will have to work here full-time or go with Weirton Steel.” They offered him a promotion to assistant professor and director of a then-nonexistent testing and counseling office, but at half the salary the steel company was prepared to offer. He talked to his wife Mary, and together they decided that since his first love was teaching, they would manage on the lesser salary, even with the addition of a son to their family. It is a decision Professor Korzi has never regretted, as evidenced by his 47- year tenure at the University, which ended with his retirement from full-time teaching in December. 20 Franciscan Way While the college-on-the-hill was co-founding the Bachelor of Science in perception of the human person, how being planned, Professor Korzi was Social Work Program in 1993. others understand our humanity, but even involved in his own building project: During his long tenure, Professor more importantly how we treat one helping the school gain accreditation Korzi adjusted to the changing needs of another. I can only say that I am touched from the North Central Association. The students by immersing them in the by the love that he possesses for his family college had failed its initial accreditation practical aspects of their studies so they and friends. review, and Professor are doing more than taking notes “He also has my deepest respect and Korzi and other mem- “He is deeply and highlighting facts in a admiration for having endured the loss of bers of the 30-member concerned about textbook. All the programs he two wives to cancer. These unfortunate life faculty were charged not founded incorporate internships, events have not stopped him from teaching only with teaching, but the perception enabling students to get practical others how to value the gift of life.” participating in commit- of the human experience with clientele. Professor Korzi’s first wife, Mary, was tee work to see that the person, how In the classroom, he often an elementary schoolteacher and his required standards were divided his students into second wife, Audrey, served as the met. The College others understand study groups of eight, required University’s registrar for 30 years. reapplied to North our humanity, them to write case studies of When Professor Korzi retired at the Central in 1959 and but even more themselves citing important age of 74, he planned to continue doing accreditation was importantly influences and events in their psychological consulting and working in granted in 1960. lives, and instructed them to some capacity for the Diocese of Over his nearly five how we treat make up their own psychological Steubenville and Catholic Charities. decades at Franciscan one another.” tests. Some tests they devised, he University, Professor said, were worthy of publication. Korzi has observed many changes in the Professor Korzi said such methods campus, the students, and the curriculum. have helped bring the abstract material The most significant of these, he said, taught in the freshman and sophomore occurred in 1974 with the arrival of a years down to the practical application priest who had been affiliated with the level in the junior and senior years. Catholic charismatic renewal, Father His style of teaching has earned him Michael Scanlan, TOR. high praise from his students, who have At the time, Professor Korzi recalled, nominated him many times for Teacher of the College’s full-time enrollment had the Year, and from Father Scanlan, now plummeted from a high of 1,100 to 600. University chancellor, who called him During what he calls “the Scanlan “one of the most diligent faculty members 1968: Professor Korzi gives a psychological test- period,” the University not only gained in the history of the University.” ing demonstration with Damien McCann ’68, enrollment, but added seven master’s “Professor Korzi has been very now a PhD in private practice. degree programs, including a Master of attentive to students and the most Arts in Counseling. Professor thorough faculty member in following up He also expects to have some time to Korzi started that program while the careers of former students,” Father pursue his avocations in “psychohistory,” he was chairman of the Depart- Scanlan said. the development of biography by looking ment of Psychology, a post he One of those students, Tim Rogers at the psychological influences on the held from 1962, when he ’02, now in graduate school at Cleveland subject’s life, and early Renaissance art. founded the department, until State University, said of his former About the same time he became 1999. professor, “[He] challenges me. His interested in early Renaissance art, Profes- Over the years, the depart- presence reminds me that I too must seek sor Korzi began writing poetry. He has had ment has sent 375 students on more earnestly to understand the human several poems and drawings published in to 90 different universities person, and that these attempts can only the University’s literary magazine over the throughout the United States lead to the betterment of myself and years and continues to gather his poems for graduate work. The group those whom I encounter.” and drawings for future publication. includes six lawyers and four Rogers, who served as president of His view of retirement, he said, is physicians. the Gemelli Society, another Korzi summed up in a statement made by Professor Korzi also is creation, and was the winner of the Bernard Baruch, economic advisor to credited with starting the Gemelli Award as outstanding graduating several presidents, who, when asked at 84 University’s Counseling Depart- senior, said although Professor Korzi is a when he would retire, said, “A man can’t ment in 1957, the Department remarkable teacher, he thinks of him first retire his experience.” of Sociology in 1964, and the as a caring person dedicated to the service Bachelor of Science in Mental of others. Judy Roberts is a journalist living in Health Program in 1977, and “He is deeply concerned about the Millbury, Ohio. Winter 2003 21 Air Combat Command Public Affairs as a 1984 newspaper consultant. Bob and Sheila Tiballi live in Oak Brook, Illinois, with their daughter, Francesca, 5. Bob started Germbusters, his infectious dis- 1991 ease practice, in 1996. His Web site is Christiaan Alting von Geusau married Paola germbusters.com. He is also an assistant Castillo Fernandez in Guadalajara, Mexico, clinical professor at the University of Illinois, on July 7, 2001, in the Basilica of Santa Maria Chicago College of Medicine. de Gracia. They live in Brussels, Belgium, with their son, Frederick, born May 24, 2002. Christiaan sends special greetings to all the 1986 brothers of Mathetai Christou. Kathleen (Colligan) Cleary recently fin- ished playing a lead role in an independent film, From the Diary of a New York Lady, 1992 Sherri (Nally) McGrath lives in Normal, 1966 based on the short story by Dorothy Parker. Classmates won’t recognize her, as she had to Illinois, with her husband Brendan. She says, Larry and Kathleen “Katy” (Tuthill) “Hello” to the Myriam Agape girls and all the Finneran had a great time at the 1960s go blonde for the film! She has also been promoted to associate professor and coordi- ’92 graduates. Alumni Reunion. Larry is a senior vice presi- dent at WesBanco Bank, Inc., and Katy teaches nator of the performing arts at Clark State Josh and Deborah (Hodsdon ’93) Piccirilli kindergarten at Wheeling Catholic. They live Community College. live in Forest Hill, Maryland, with their four in Wheeling, West Virginia, and are the par- children Gabriel, 7, Grace, 4, Sophia, 2, and ents of Bill, Kara, Pat, Megan, and Amy. 1988 Francesca, 1. Josh works for Piccirilli Group Marcy (Marian) Burke lives in Halifax, Nova in advertising and Deborah, a stay-at-home 1981 Scotia, and has retired from teaching to spend time with her children. She has been success- mom, works as an RN a few hours a week. Steve and Bridget (Berg ’93) Patton re- cently adopted two girls, Krystena Marie and ful in contacting some old classmates, but is Jacinta Grace, who were baptized at St. still looking for Eileen Hernon and wonders Matthew’s Catholic Church in Jacksonville, if anyone has heard from her. Florida, on July 20, 2002. Peter (MA ’92) and Katie (Petko ’01) Murphy live in Orchard Lake, Michigan. 1982 Peter works as director of student formation Jim Gartner is an associate controller at and development at St. Mary’s College of Ave Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Maria University, and Katie is a guidance His daughter Lindsay followed in her father’s counselor at Mercy High School. They can Josh ’92 and Deborah (Hodsdon ’93) Piccirilli and family. footsteps and enrolled in fall 2002 at Franciscan be reached by e-mail at peter_Murphy@ University. At orientation weekend, Jim and hotmail.com or email@example.com. his wife Tricia ran into former classmates Ed and Ginny (Spencer ’84) Pankus ’83. He Eric Zipf married Alexa Major on November 1993 welcomes e-mail from former classmates and 24, 2001, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where friends at firstname.lastname@example.org. they reside. Eric was elected co-chairman of the staff senate at Santa Fe Community Col- lege. He is also a member of the western 1983 regional board of the Alliance for Community Shawn (Olson) Cesario lives with her daugh- Media. He says, “Hello to the brothers of ters, Maria and Angeline, in Mundelein, Illi- Alpha Phi Delta. Drop in for a visit if you nois. She works as an infection control nurse journey to the beautiful southwest.” at Condell Hospital. She says, “Hello to all nurses who graduated in ’83; contact me if you are ever in Chicago.” 1990 Mary (Burke) and Michael Faber joyfully Eileen (Jones) Lombardi and her husband announce the birth of Burke Xavier on Febru- Jeff ’93 and Jo Hauge and family with Brother ary 7, 2002. He joins Hannah, 10, Nicholas, Sean and CFR’s in South Bronx. Steve happily announce the birth of their son, Stephen Antonio, on March 7, 2002. They 8, Moriah, 7, Michaela, 6, and Claire, 4. Jason and Jeanette Clark announce the birth thank St. Francis and St. Clare for their inter- of their first child, Michael Andrew, on Au- cession and role in the miracle of Stephen’s Bryan and April Purtell welcomed the birth gust 29, 2002. After living in Phoenix, birth. The family resides in Silver Spring, of their first child, Colin Shane, on August 12, Arizona, for a year, they recently moved back Maryland. Friends can e-mail them at 2002. Bryan was recently promoted to 1st to Denver. jones_emm@ hotmail.com. Lieutenant in the US Air Force and works for 22 Franciscan Way Judith Coopy lives in Guangzhou, China, Kevin Schmiesing is the contact person for and is beginning her sixth year of teaching as the upcoming reunion of The Rock/In His 1996 a professor of English, writing, and culture at Image Household. The reunion will be the Jim and Andrea (Bede ’97) Hornecker live Guangdong Business College. weekend of March 29-30, 2003. Anyone in South Elgin, Illinois, with their children interested in attending should contact him at Jacob, 6, Zachary, 3, and Catherine, born email@example.com. June 2002. Jim’s book, The Lion’s Roar: A Beginner’s Bible Study on the Gospel of Mark, Mindy Voigt lives in Juneau, Alaska. She was was published in November 2002. They say, recently promoted to analyst/programer II— “Hello” to Agape, In His Image, and Broth- information systems liaison. She works with ers of St. Peter. computer programers to fix and create new programs for the division of Retirement and Jana (Kabiling) and Joseph Patterson were Benefits for the state of Alaska. married on July 20, 2002. Joseph teaches at St. John’s College in Washington, DC, and Jana works as an assistant event planner. The Judith Coopy ’93 in Mongolia. 1995 couple resides in Silver Spring, Maryland. Grace Abruzzo left a seven-year teaching career to begin full-time chastity education in Laurie (Grab) and Frank Traglia married on 1994 New York. She has founded Love for Life, June 29, 2001. They live in Richfield Springs, Mary (Boland) Belew lives in Lewisville, Inc. She would love to hear from anyone New York. Laurie works as the liturgy coor- Texas. She sends her greetings and prayers to involved in similar work. Her e-mail address dinator at St. Mary’s Church in Cooperstown, Agape and Hearts of Fire! She thinks of you is firstname.lastname@example.org. New York. often and would love to receive e-mail from all her friends. You can reach her at Jennifer (Mincher) Gaddie and her hus- email@example.com. band Greg say, “Hello to the Servants of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus!” She has been Mike and Diane Deck married February 26, nursing at the Pope Paul VI Institute for 2000. They reside in Rochester Hills, Michi- almost five years where she also teaches as a gan, with their son, Alexander John, born practitioner of the Creighton model fertility May 12, 2001. Mike has left the audio visual care system. She is still singing and released a field and is running MD Creative Services, second CD this summer with Cor Sanctum. while Dianne is an OB/GYN in Detroit. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Laurie (Grab ’96) and Frank Traglia at their They send their best wishes to the lost broth- June 2001 wedding with alumni and friends. ers of Alpha Pi Chi. Mike can be reached at George and Lynn Kapusinski wed in Sep- email@example.com. tember 2001. George is the IT manager of a regional accounting firm in Baltimore, and Lynn is the founder and president of Faith 1997 Journeys Foundation. The Most Reverend Jennifer Brown moved to Michigan after working for the Archdiocese of Boston for the Donald W. Wuerl, bishop of Pittsburgh, en- last five years. She asks that people say a prayer dorsed her book, Making Your Way After Your Parents Divorce. for the youth of south Boston, and for the adults and ministers to find the resources to continue their ministry. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Roger and Rebecca (Tardiff ’90) Camp Michael ’94 and Diane Deck with son announce the birth of their fifth child, John Alexander. Burl, on January 30, 2002. They live in Lorain, Ohio, where Rebecca is a stay-at- Jim and Therese (Nagle ’93) Griffin live in home mom, and Roger is the director of Manassas, Virginia. Therese is a full-time religious education at Holy Trinity Church in mom and part-time labor and delivery nurse Avon, Ohio. They say, “Hello,” to members at Fairfax Hospital. Jim works at the US of Earthen Vessels and Acacia. Patent and Trademark Office as a trademark- examining attorney. They have two children, George Kapusinski ’95 and wife Lynn at their Paul Doetsch lives in Round Lake Beach, Will, 2, and Caroline, 1. September 2001 wedding. Illinois, and works as the youth group coordi- nator for St. Joseph’s Parish. He says, “Hi,” Winter 2003 23 Father Joseph Williams was ordained at the Corporation. They can be reached by e-mail Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota, at email@example.com. on May 25, 2002, by Archbishop Harry Flynn. He currently serves as parochial vicar at St. Paul Cathedral. Amalia Zea says, “Hello to all Love of the Lamb Household and Austria Fall ’96 alumni.” to his household brothers in Soldiers Under She is praying for you all! She lives in Irondale, Command and prays for them every day. He Alabama, and works as an associate producer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. for EWTN. Jim and Eva (Zemanek ’96) Gontis live in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, with their four chil- 1999 dren, Anna, Stephen, Maria, and John. Jim Jeffrey Kirby is currently in Rome working works as a director of religious education for on his priestly studies at the Gregorian. He the Diocese of Harrisburg. sends his greetings to the Brothers of the Eternal Song, the library staff, and the Stu- Natalie (Ingram ’01) and Chris Chiappone ’00 Ann Koehler is starting her third year at wed December 8, 2001. dent Life Office. Cedarcrest Academy in Brooklyn Park, Min- nesota. Kristy Kubasak teaches third and fourth Ginny Dauses loves working as the director grade at St. Maria Goretti Academy in Sacra- of youth ministry at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Sister Francisca J. Nzeke is now a member mento, California, and does free-lance writ- in Derwood, Maryland. She is doing very well of the provincial council of the congregation, ing when she can. She also helps on a Life and would like to get back in touch with all her and the principal of St. Thomas Aquinas Teen core team and plays indoor soccer. She Steubenville friends. She can be reached at School in the Diocese of Lokoja, Nigeria. sends greetings to Misericordia Divina, Broth- email@example.com. ers in the Spirit, and Bellwether households. Stephani Placek teaches freshman and sopho- She urges people to come visit her. She can be Jake and Christine (DeWolf ’98) Geurkink more religion classes at Joliet Catholic Acad- proudly announce the birth of their first child, reached at Kubakat23@aol.com. emy. She also hosts a Rosary group at her Matthew Howard, on May 7, 2002. home on Thursdays. Any alumni or students Matthew’s godparents are David and Teresa in the Naperville, Illinois, area are welcome to (Sanders ’00) DeWolf ’99. Jake and Chris- attend. tine both work at St. Ann’s Church in Wash- ington, DC. They would love to hear from Michelle (Lee Loy) and Nathan Roberts live friends at firstname.lastname@example.org or in Clinton Township, Michigan, with their email@example.com. son Kolbe. Friends can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kristy Kubasak ’99, Avram Brown ’97, Elijah 1998 Brown’02, and Tony Braun ’02 at Avram Father Anthony O. Adebusuyi returned to Brown’s ordination to the transitional the Ondo Diocese, Nigeria, in December to diaconate for the Diocese of Sacramento, May do pastoral work. He looks forward to work- 27, 2002. ing in the area of marriage and family life. Gina Castellani is an oblate lay associate 2000 Matthew and Rebecca (Hagar) Brounstein working with the Missionary Oblates of Mary married on August 4, 2001. On July 17, Jake ’00 and Christine (DeWolf ’98) Geurkink Immaculate in retreat and youth ministry. 2002, they were blessed with a daughter, at the baptism of son, Matthew Howard. God- She is currently enrolled in her first year of the Gabrielle Marie. Matt is currently teaching parents are David ’99 and Teresa (Sanders ’00) Master’s of Divinity Program at the Oblate and finishing his doctorate in philosophy at DeWolf. School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wiscon- She would love to hear from any household Jim and Susanna (Snyder ’01) Houska sin. They send a big “Hello” and prayers to sisters or brothers in Agape or Hearts of Fire Theotokos and Knights of the Holy Queen. announce the birth of daughter Elizabeth at email@example.com. Hope, on July 19, 2002. They say, “Hi,” to Christopher and Natalie (Ingram ’01) all Magnificat and Regnum Christi. They Melvin and Vivienne (Almagro ’97) Chiappone were married on December 8, would love to hear from friends. Their e-mail Ventura are pleased to announce the birth of 2001, in Denver, Colorado. They live in address is firstname.lastname@example.org. their son, Braden Sebastian on May 6, 2002. Annapolis, Maryland, where Chris is pursuing Braden joins big sister Hannah, 3. They live Kevin and Donella (Cotter) Jacobs were a career in Internet security at Trustwave in McKinney, Texas. married in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, on 24 Franciscan Way May 25, 2002. They currently reside in Cards can be sent to her family at 3910 Memphis, Tennessee, where Kevin is the Colonial Road, Roseburg, OR 97470. Tara director of Life Teen at St. Francis of Assisi (Knob ’96) Thompson and Anastasia Church, and Donella is a nurse at St. Jude (Kakos ’97) Suchoski are coordinating do- Children’s Hospital. You may contact them nations for a memorial from the Philothea at email@example.com. Household. You can contact Tara at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anastasia at Mary (Ascough MA ’00) married Damian email@example.com. Schönborn on February 2, 2002, in County Wicklow, Ireland. Father Michael Scanlan, Julie (Yochim ’01) and Corey Ferraro on their TOR, celebrated their nuptial Mass and guests wedding day, June 1, 2002, with Roses of the included a dozen alumni. The couple makes Immaculate Heart Household. their home in Austria. 2002 Mary Garbe lives in Lake Bluff, Illinois, and teaches first and second grade at East Lake Academy. She loved seeing her Sacrifice of Love sisters at their recent household re- union. Libby, Nate, Seamus, and Aidan Waters. In Memoriam Mark Grabinski, a 22-year-old senior En- glish writing major, died October 2, 2002, in William Bettcher, father of Tim Bettcher ’97 died recently. Lillian Palicki, Tim’s grand- a single car accident in Steubenville. Mark is mother also passed away this fall. survived by his parents, Jerry and Jackie Grabinski, and sister Lisa. A Mass of Christian James B. Hagerty ’72 died September 24, Burial was held for Mark in Finnegan Mar y Ascough (MA ’00) and Damian 2002, in Davenport, Florida. He was a 28- Fieldhouse on Monday, October 7, 2002, Schönborn on their wedding day, February 2, year employee of Weirton Steel and retired in with more than 1,200 family members, friends, 2002. 1988. He is survived by his wife MaryAnn, and students in attendance. sons, Brian and Pat, and daughters, Maureen, 2001 Colleen, Marian, Marilyn, and Karen ’91. New Web Address Charles S. Lafferty ’60 died October 9, Franciscan University’s domain name has 2002, in Weirton, West Virginia. Charlie changed from www.franuniv.edu to worked for many years at Weirton Steel where www.franciscan.edu. All e-mail addresses he held many positions in the Human Re- have also changed to username@ sources Department. His wife, four children, franciscan.edu. Please make these changes and six grandchildren survive him. immediately. After March 3, 2003, e-mail to the old domain name will be undeliverable. Monsignor James C. Marshall, pastor of Christine (Clark ’02) and John Brooks ’01 with Holy Rosary Church in Steubenville, Ohio, died September 19, 2002. He was an honor- Keep in Touch If you have changed jobs, married, had a baby, Hearts of Fire and Agape households at their ary alumnus and recipient of the Bishop Mussio or been involved in an interesting service or wedding reception. Alumni Award in 1992. activity, let us know! E-mail your notice to Julie (Yochim) and Corey Ferraro were Libby (Hartranft) Waters ’98 died Novem- firstname.lastname@example.org or send to: married on June 1, 2002. They live in Erie, ber 20, 2002. Libby suffered a brain aneu- Audrey Vaughan, Alumni Relations Of- Pennsylvania. Julie works in the public rela- rysm in August 2001. Her husband, Nate fice, Franciscan University, 1235 Univer- tions office for the Millcreek School District, Waters ’98, died in August 2000 of cancer. sity Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952, or call and Corey is the director of youth activities at In addition to their parents and siblings, Audrey at 800-783-6447. Quality photos of St. George Church. Libby and Nate are survived by their young alumni will be used as space permits and sons, Seamus and Aidan. Two of Libby’s returned upon your request. Digital photos sisters, Cheryl (Hartranft ’89) Fitzpatrick must be of good quality and 300 dpi or and Wendy Hartranft ’95, are alumnae. higher. Winter 2003 25 Class of 1952 Michael Rodak O n December 17, 2002, digni- ommendation, Rodak became a deputy Photo by Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States taries, including several Supreme clerk for the US Supreme Court in 1956. Court justices, gathered at the ornate of- He rose in rank, and in 1972, following fices of the US Supreme Court Building the unanimous vote of the nine Supreme to pay tribute to one of their own, Michael Court justices, was selected as Clerk of Rodak, Jr., 81, former Clerk of the Court. the Court. An oil painting of Rodak was presented The job title is misleading. The clerk for permanent display, and words of praise is the chief administrative officer for all were given in his honor. Supreme Court activities, charged with It was a fitting tribute to a man whose overseeing up to 4,000 cases a year. Rodak preparation for a career with the highest put to good use his military training di- court of the land began at age 20 when, recting men and machinery and deftly or- with $2 in his pocket, he left his West Vir- chestrated the movement of attorneys, ginia home and enlisted in the US Army plaintiffs, and staffers during what became Air Force at the onset of World War II. one of the busiest periods in the history His strong administrative skills soon made of the US Supreme Court. him the youngest sergeant major in North “I always said, ‘The buck stops with Africa. “They chose me over some older the clerk,’” says Mike. guys because I could make decisions, adapt “I put in 70-hour weeks and handled to a changing environment,” says Rodak. 95 percent of the correspondence submit- Michael Rodak poses next to his official When the war ended, Mike returned ted to the Court. What most people don’t portrait, now on display in the West Con- home and plunged into the demands of realize is that the justices have no interac- ference Room of the US Supreme Court college and raising a family. He took classes tions with attorneys until they get to the Building. at the College of Steubenville in the morn- courtroom. The clerk is responsible for vir- ing, helped fit customers into suits at the tually all that goes on before and after the He also recognizes that he wasn’t the one family-owned Rodak Men’s Store in the decision is reached.” making history—that was up to the nine afternoons, and balanced the clothing During his tenure as clerk Mike ush- Supreme Court Justices. “I never got in- store’s books at night. “I had a wife and ered in the computerization of all court volved in the merits of the case. I was there family to support, and I didn’t want to affairs and developed an open office plan to write up the orders, collect the briefs, fall into debt,” he says of the work ethic for greater efficiency. He says his set the calendar. The justices write the that carried him throughout life. Franciscan training instilled in him an opinion,” he reflects. After graduating with honors in 1952, appreciation for the less fortunate. Each Rodak reluctantly retired in 1980 to Rodak became the first graduate from the year he helped nearly 2,000 lawyers rep- care for his ailing wife, Patricia. “As a College of Steubenville to be accepted at resenting clients without funds; he regu- Christian, I knew it was more important Georgetown Law School. Soon after larly answered handwritten letters from to help her than continue working.” graduating with two law degrees he be- prisoners and paupers seeking to address Last year he established the Rodak came a member of the Washington, DC, the court. For these efforts he received Family Endowed Scholarship for needy bar, the West Virginia bar, and later, the the National Public Defenders Award students seeking to attend Franciscan Uni- US Supreme Court bar. in 1981. versity. The scholarship is in part a tribute It has been said that success is 95 per- From decisions ranging from Daniel to his wife, who died in 1995. It’s also his cent hard work, 5 percent luck. That com- Ellsburg’s infamous Pentagon Papers to way of helping young students achieve bination paid off when US Supreme Court Roe v. Wade and the court’s agonizing their dreams. Mike’s advice for anyone Justice Earl Warren called the dean of decision over government access to former starting out: “Don’t be afraid to try new Georgetown Law School, looking for President Nixon’s private papers, Rodak things. You have to take risks!” bright, new talent. With the dean’s rec- recognizes that he was a part of history. —Tom Sofio 26 Franciscan Way Remembering the Sixties Katie Vargo ’98 Director of Alumni Relations B y the time you read this I’m sure much of Steubenville will be blanketed with snow, but at the moment my mind is on fall. I love fall. Majewski ’63 who made the trek from California; the first person to register, Frank Lyons ’67, and the first alumni couple to register, Tom and Joanne Now, your Franciscan University is, in so When I was a little kid my parents (Sholtis ’61) McDonald ’60. The group many ways, would drive us up to northern Arizona danced until almost midnight to tunes ‘ o t h e r to see the Aspens turn colors. Actually from the sixties and early seventies. Fa- worldly’… they only turned one color—gold. And ther Brian Cavanaugh, TOR ’69, Com- a place for you basically had one weekend to catch munity Relations/OIT Associate, at- God, for the magnificent display before the leaves tended the dinner with his classmates prayer, for fell to the ground. I don’t know what I and commented to me later, “It was fun contempla- M. Skees enjoyed more: the breathtaking scen- being with my people again.” The tion, for ery or riding in the back of our VW bus University’s archives provided some m i n i s t r y, with a bunch of snacks. Now that I live wonderful pictures and other memora- for learn- in what I consider the East, I delight in bilia for the display including freshman ing, and for George ’66 and Mel Dougherty the fall even more. Leaves change mul- beanies and College of Steubenville s h a r i n g dance the night away at the tiple colors over a period of weeks, the pennants. deep spiri- 1960s Alumni Reunion. air is crisp, and I get to pull my boots On Sunday morning we gathered tual love—even with strangers. out of the closet. for Mass in Christ the King Chapel, “I believe that during the sixties at Adding to my enjoyment this fall then it was off to the Gallery in the J.C. our college, the good Franciscans were was the arrival of an enthusiastic group Williams Center to feast on brunch. sowing seeds with God. Now that we’ve of alumni, many of whom had not been Rose DeFede ’60, director of Commu- seen the University today, we’ve been back to campus for years. The weekend nity Development, gave an insightful able to share in the fruitful time. of September 21-22, 2002, brought presentation on the artwork in the Gal- “God bless you all. Let’s pray for close to 100 alumni back to campus for lery, and then classmates exchanged each other.” the 1960s Alumni Reunion. Chaired by good-byes. I would like to extend a heartfelt Don Plagman ’66, the weekend was a Following the reunion, we received thanks to all the alumni who returned mix of eating, reminiscing, dancing, and this open letter to Father Terry and our to campus for the reunion. It was such tours of campus. There were laughter students from attendees, Gene ’68 and a pleasure to meet you and hear about and hugs and picture taking galore at Anne (Van Camp ’70) Ventimiglia: your experiences at the University. I the cocktail social that kicked off the “What a terrific weekend my hus- would especially like to thank our re- reunion. At dinner that night Univer- band and I had on your campus. We union chairman, Don Plagman ’66, sity President Father Terence Henry, were among the alumni from the six- who spent a great deal of time and en- TOR, welcomed the group back to ties who returned to the College of ergy organizing the weekend, includ- campus, calling them important mem- Steubenville—now Franciscan Univer- ing hours on the phone inviting alumni bers of the University family. Don took sity of Steubenville. and planning meetings. everyone on a trip down memory lane, “Thank you for your warm hospi- The sixties reunion was such a great reminding them of such places and tality, your smiles, and greetings. Thank weekend I’d like to host one this fall events as the Christmas parade, float you for sharing conversations with us for alumni from the 1970s. If you building, John’s Sausage Shop, The at Saturday lunch in your cafeteria. are an alumnus from the seventies and Boulevard, and Mass in Room 115 Thank you for sharing the Eucharist you’re ready for a reunion with your (now Anathan Theatre). with us during the deeply spiritual classmates, please call or e-mail me Door prizes were given to those Masses on Saturday and Sunday. so we can start planning (kvargo@ who had traveled the farthest: Michael “In the sixties, our college was a franciscan.edu or 740-283-6340, “Chief” ’66 and Elvia Kalman and Anna ‘place apart’ from the rest of the world. Ext. 4325). Winter 2003 27 By Melissa Zifzal Prof. Stephanie Batalo Prof. Beate Engel-Doyle Dr. Jim Slater Associate Professor of Graduate Nursing Assistant Professor of German Professor of Chemistry Just ask Professor Born in Fulda, A chemistry pro- Stephanie (Stevie) Germany, Beate Engel- fessor since 1974, Dr. Batalo what she likes Doyle came to the US Jim Slater has seen about teaching at in 1984 as part of a Franciscan University Franciscan University, one-year university evolve from a tiny, and her whole face exchange program, troubled school to a lights up. studying in Bowling Green State renowned institution of higher learning. “I’ve always loved to share what I’ve University’s American Studies MA Pro- He’s also seen the University’s science learned,” she says. “When I heard gram. As a graduate assistant teaching facilities relocate from cramped quarters Franciscan University was starting a Mas- English composition and literature, she in Egan Hall to the spacious Saints ter of Science in Nursing Program, I realized she loved teaching and decided Cosmas and Damian Science Hall. He thought it would be a wonderful way to to extend her stay in the States. While at counts his 10-year involvement in its plan help promote a Family Nurse Practitio- Bowling Green, she met her husband, and design among his most rewarding ner Program in our valley.” Dr. Robert Doyle. experiences in a career he loves. A registered nurse since 1969, Batalo It took some time to adjust to life in “I deal with what I love—chemis- earned nurse practitioner certification in the US, but Engel-Doyle says she par- try—and I get to talk about it as a job,” 1995, becoming the first in the Ohio Val- ticularly enjoys Americans’ prevalent he says. “I look at the clock, and if it’s 4 ley to do so. “It’s an exciting time to be spirit of optimism. “Americans have such p.m., I always wish it’s 3 p.m. so I can an advanced practice nurse,” she says. “As a positive outlook, a ‘We can do it’ atti- get a little more done.” our role becomes more understood, there tude,” she says. Although inorganic chemistry is are more opportunities to work in a va- Engel-Doyle has taught German at Slater’s main field of expertise, environ- riety of areas.” Franciscan University since 1992 and mental pollution has become an addi- As required for licensure and certifi- recently helped establish a German major tional area of interest, and he has received cation in Ohio, West Virginia, and Penn- program. She likens teaching to writing several grants to study air pollution. Most sylvania, Batalo maintains a practice with and directing a play. “It’s not a one- recently, Slater and Dr. Gerald Keeler of a local physician. A nurse practitioner can woman-show—it’s interaction and the University of Michigan received a provide primary care to patients, order dialogue,” she says. Whatever class she is $350,000 grant from the Environmen- diagnostic tests, and write prescriptions. teaching at any given moment is her tal Protection Agency to investigate the She must also continue her education re- favorite class. “Seeing my first-year Ger- quantity of mercury gas and particles in quirements and does so as a doctoral stu- man students interact a little more every Steubenville’s air. According to Slater, dent at California Coast University. day is just as gratifying as teaching a cul- Franciscan University is the first mercury Batalo previously served as an in- ture and literature class involving fine-tun- study site in the state of Ohio. In addi- structor at Trinity School of Nursing for ing,” she explains. Her love for teaching tion, Slater was instrumental in obtain- 10 years. In her third year at Franciscan led her to co-author a textbook program, ing funding to install solar energy pan- University, her favorite classes to teach Alles in Allem, which includes workbooks els that will enable chemistry, engineer- are Health Problems I and II because and audiocassettes. She uses the series in ing, and physics students to study a vari- they deal with the “nitty gritty” of the her 300-level German classes. ety of energy sources. nurse practitioner profession, covering Engel-Doyle’s husband Robert, as- Slater attends Wintersville United clinical presentations, actual diagnoses, sociate professor of history, joined the Methodist Church, serving on various and treatment plans. University faculty in 2000. “I’m over- committees as needed. He also volun- In her free time, Batalo enjoys spend- joyed that we’re teaching at the same teers as a youth soccer referee and sched- ing time with her family, going to musi- university,” she says. ules referees for up to 60 games each cals, reading mysteries, and playing with In her free time, Engel-Doyle enjoys week during soccer season. her dog. Batalo and her husband Mitch reading literature, tending her flowers, He and his wife Dianne live in live in Steubenville and have four grown and spending time with friends. She and Steubenville and have two grown children, Michelle, Millicent, Lindsay, Robert attend Holy Family Catholic daughters, Jill and Beth, and four grand- and Michael. Church and reside in Steubenville. children. 28 Franciscan Way The Other Three R’s By Katrina J. Zeno F or most education majors, the three R’s stand for reading, writing, and ’rithmetic, but not for senior Maureen Kaufmann and junior Barb their materials present vital environmental statistics: A glass bottle never decom- poses. An aluminum can Busana. They stand for reduce, reuse, biodegrades in 200-400 and recycle. years. Forty percent of all Since last January, the two Steuben- waste is paper. Natural ville mothers have been up to their resources and fossil fuels educational necks in recycling informa- can’t be replaced. tion. Through a grant received from the For many kids, the ideas Ohio Department of Agriculture, are new. A fifth grader Maureen and Barb were hired as educa- named Jeremy thought K. Shawl tional interns by the Jefferson County garbage “disappeared” in a Recycling and Litter Prevention Office. year or two. Another Their mission? To create a curriculum grade-schooler, Cody, never Barb Busana and Maureen Kaufmann present a recycling guideline book, two videos, and an realized how much humans lesson to local students. interactive CD-ROM to teach the three pollute the earth. A third- R’s in rural areas for grades K-7. grade class weighed their daily trash after the teacher talk and talk.” Using three colorful robots and a hearing Barb and Maureen explain how The internship also tapped Barb’s reduce, reuse, and recycle theme song, much garbage is generated each year. creative flair. Working closely with Besides the habit of recycling, the Technimedia, a local production com- curriculum also emphasizes reducing and pany, Barb put artistic expression to reusing. “We encourage the kids to reuse Maureen’s ideas. Among the results were paper, to give away old toys and clothes, 20 games and puzzles on the CD-ROM, and to buy something in a biodegradable including dragging trash to the appropri- package instead of a bottle,” Barb says. ate recycle bins and the highly popular The choice to reduce, reuse, and recycle baseball game. Since Maureen’s Recycling Facts recycle really begins at the grocery store. area of certification will be as an inter- No longer do we pluck a couple of eggs vention specialist, the CD-ROM has an • 14 million printer cartridges are from the hen shed or put out reusable additional level for special needs students thrown away every year. bottles for the milkman. Instead, many and is entirely auditory for the vision • 75 percent of the Earth is covered items travel long distances to get to the impaired. After successfully completing with water. Only 3 percent is drink- grocery store so packaging has gotten the games, each student receives an able. sturdier and prepackaged convenience “Expert Recycler” certificate. foods are the norm. This leads to tons With over 300 illegal dumpsites in • Brown and green glass cannot be and tons of waste—over one million tons Jefferson County, waste disposal is a recycled. per year in Jefferson County. problem too big—and too ugly—to • Styrofoam never decomposes. “The three R’s are really about ignore. Barb and Maureen hope schools making conscious choices,” Barb says. throughout the county and the state will Recycling Tips “Our hope is to educate the kids so they purchase their curriculum and educate a can educate their parents.” new generation of expert recyclers. • Buy a big bag of chips instead of In the process, Barb and Maureen “The 3 R’s are not primarily about 10 little ones. received their own education. Research- waste but about stewardship,” Maureen • Buy cardboard packaging whenever ing, writing lesson plans, testing the says. “The Earth is a gift from God, possible. curriculum in nine schools, and revising and we need to teach our children to • Look for the recycling symbol on their lessons plans provided an intense respect the Earth, each other, and where products. practicum and mountains of confidence. we live.” “I was able to evaluate how I teach and • If you see garbage collecting some- what needed to change,” Maureen says. Katrina J. Zeno ’86 is a conference and where, call your local health depart- ment or sheriff ’s office. “I learned that most kids want some- retreat speaker for Women of the Third thing hands-on rather than listening to Millennium (www.wttm.org). Winter 2003 29 St. Colette (1381–1447) By Susan Lloyd I n a world where human suffering is regarded as the ultimate evil, Catho- lics can find a patroness in St. Colette. Clares, lately scant on severity. Who bet- ter to fix matters than Colette, the lover of penances? true way that leads to the Everlasting Kingdom, it is most certainly that of suf- fering, patiently endured.” To her, suffering was one of the world’s One source has it that she hesitated Somewhere in her many travels greatest gifts. While most Catholics pray at first. The result was three days of Colette met St. Vincent Ferrer. The two for resignation to our crosses, Colette blindness and three days of dumbness. saints were destined to straighten out the actively sought suffering. As hard as it may be for the modern mind mess created by having too many popes. Paradoxically, Colette came into the to accept that such an affliction could Though known for his golden world during its most joyous season, come from the hand of good St. Francis, preaching and miracles, such as raising Christmas. On January 13, 1381, holi- consider how Colette took it. She viewed people from the dead, St. Vincent day celebrations were still going full as a sign and offered it up. was also deceived by Benedict XIII. In blast. Her parents named her Nicolette She then embraced her new mission fact, Vincent’s famed holiness helped after the blithe and beloved St. Nick. with zeal. Preach austerity she did, but no convince others to follow the pope Colette’s father was employed as a one listened. So Colette put on a patched of Avignon. carpenter at a Benedictine abbey. Perhaps habit and led by example, barefoot. The true pope was Gregory XII, a it was there that she formed her first She walked all the way to the home gentle, unambitious man. His greatest positive impressions of contemplative of false pope, Benedict XIII. As did most wish was to heal the schism. He offered life. These would soon burst into ardent of the French in her day, Colette believed to step down if Benedict would. A new desire. he was the true pope. He backed her pontiff could then claim obedience from At age 17 Colette was at a crossroads mission by several papal bulls and made a religiously united West. When Benedict in life. Recently orphaned, she was then her superior of all the Poor Clare con- stubbornly refused, Gregory wavered. So under the guidance of a Benedictine ab- vents that would accept her reform. what did Gregory’s supporters do? They bot. He believed she should marry. In- At first, most of the convents were plowed ahead without him and elected stead, she followed her heart’s desire and inhospitable. At least one community flat yet another pope. sought a quiet place where she could out called her a sorceress. Little by little, It’s enough to confuse even a saint! practice a life of penance. however, people became convinced of Eventually, both Vincent and Penance was not long in coming. her holiness. In the end she founded 17 Colette pledged obedience to the true Colette’s first three attempts to fit into convents. pope of Rome. Not long afterwards, the different religious communities failed. Colette had the supernatural gifts of 40-year schism ended. Yet she remained convinced that God visions and miracles. She had great de- Were Colette and Vincent blamed was calling her out of the world. So she votion to the Passion and would go into for throwing their weight behind a pre- became a hermit. extended periods of ecstasy after Holy tender? No. They did so ignorantly, with- By age 21, the blossoming saint had Communion. The saints would often out willing disobedience. become a Franciscan tertiary. She had appear to her. In 1447, after a long life of sacrifice herself enclosed in a cell within a church. They were not alone. She also saw for the Church, Colette foretold her A grill looked out onto the only view she the devil. He tempted and tortured her coming death. She died on March 6 of wanted, the sanctuary. much the way he later did to the Curè that year. She is patroness of orphans. After a time heaven willed that of Ars. He seemed to forget that Colette Colette come out and share her talents was the sort who liked to have unpleas- Susan Lloyd resides in Allentown, Penn- with the world. St. Francis appeared to ant things to offer up. sylvania, with her husband and five young her with a request: reform the Poor She told her sisters, “If there be a daughters. 30 Franciscan Way We’re looking for our lost sheep... Do you know where to find them? Franciscan University is missing some of our graduates and needs your help in locating them. 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