Paul S. Berge, '63, professor emeritus of New Testament, continues to serve as director of Vision Slovakia, a partnership ministry of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, Minn., with the Center for Christian Education in Martin, Slovakia. He and his spouse, Mary Ellen, taught vacation Bible school with elementary students in Martin. He presented a paper on Christian education at the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences World Congress at the University of Zilina in Slovakia.
Paul A. Daniels, archivist and curator, was elected to the office of secretary for the Archivists of Religious Collections Section of the Society of American Archivists.
Lois Farag, associate professor of early church history, associate professor of early church history, was invited to Primer Congreso Internacional de Estudios Patristicos, a conference in San Juan, Argentina. She delivered a paper titled "The Identity of Jesus Christ in the Coptic Orthodox Tradition." She attended the 10th International Congress of Coptic Studies in Rome, where she delivered a paper titled "The Theology of AnbaYusab, Bishop of Jirja and Akhmim."
Mark A. Granquist, associate professor of church history, received an honorable mention in the Associated Church Press' Best of the Christian Press Awards 2011. The award was for an ongoing series of columns in the Metro Lutheran, "Faithful and Reforming: Lutheran History over 500 Years." Mark also published an article, "The Popular Perceptions of Martin Luther in American Culture," in the Trinity Seminary Review.
Gracia M. Grindal, '83, professor of rhetoric, taught a course on Mary in the Gospel of John at Mt. Carmel in Alexandria, Minn.
Mons A. Teig, '61, professor emeritus of worship, was elected to the board of directors of the National Lutheran Choir.
Eric D. Barreto, assistant professor of New Testament, wrote a Book of Faith Bible Study Series on Revelation (Augsburg Fortress). He co-authored "New Proclamation, Series C, Easter through Christ the King, 2013" (Fortress Press).
Rolf A. Jacobson, '91, associate professor of Old Testament,, has two publications forthcoming: "Introducing the Psalms" (Baker Press) and "Psalms" (Eerdmans).