2009-2010 NewsSummer ScheduleTree in Memory of Pastor DarleneChristmas Eve 09Going to NOLA This Summer?Finals Week 2009Graduation 2010Finals Week 2010Free Ice CreamMary the Dawn ExhibitSt. T's RetreatWant Not Waste NotGraduation Event UshersLearning About Suicide PreventionDonate Meal Card DollarsOutdoor Worship & "Resurrection" Winter Camp Volunteers NeededSAI Honors Pastor GregaFaith and Service Travel Grants AvailableRev. Phyllis Kersten Joins Chapel StaffResources for the GrievingChristmas 2009 Concerts SetSigns of the ResurrectionAdopt a Family 2009Peeps Contest Winners NamedELCA Official Speaks Nov. 17Services for Pastor DarleneStudents Going to FuneralVienna Boys' ChoirWRC Meets GoalPastoral and Peer Counseling AvailablePeace and Social Justice SymposiumIn Memory of Pastor GregaHalloween FundraiserAfghanistan: a soldier's perspectiveHoly Week 2010Prayer Walk is Nov. 1MP during Holy WeekOct. 27 Next Praise ServiceFellowship MealSenior Organ RecitalDr. Schnabel CommemoratedPeeps Be With You50th Celebration ContinuesMarch MadnessTell Your Chapel StoryDeac WeekAdvent Christmas Vespers 2009Be blessed!Sept. 27th Festival WorshipAsh WednesdayWalk for HungerWRC 2010 Kick-offFounders Day 2009Why Support Casas for Kids?Warm StuffA Special Organ RecitalIgnition!Gospel Choir's First Service of 2009Fellowship Hall Accepting ApplicationsPastor Kehret Returns for Sept. 27thTransfiguration Vespers 2010Praying for HaitiWhat are you wrestling?Haiti ReliefJSP Memorial Sept. 26Jazz Worship Service is Jan. 17Alumni Organ ConcertJanuary 2010 Organ RecitalsSpring 2010 RetreatFree Retreat for StudentsNew Staff MemberCompassionKnitLetter from Dean NagelDr. John Steven Paul Piece CoreSunday Morning Changes for '09-10Advent Christmas Vespers 2008Table TalkNew Prayer Book has Online Component
Former President Remembered
Dr. Robert V. Schnabel who served as the 16th president of Valparaiso University from 1978 to 1988 will be remembered during the Chapel's Oct. 4th Sunday morning’s worship service.

President Schnabel died Sept. 1, 2009 in Angola, IN, at age 86. He was born Sept. 28, 1922 in Scarsdale, NY, the son of Frederick Victor and Louise (Frick) Schnabel. He married Ellen Foelber, Fort Wayne, on June 7, 1946. She preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 2008.

Dr. Schnabel was a cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME and received his Master’s and Ph. D. in philosophy and education from Fordham University in New York City. Dr. Schnabel was a post-doctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Michigan. His professional career was of a teacher, Elementary Principal, Assistant Superintendent of Education and Professor of Philosophy, and Academic Dean and President of Concordia College in New York and Vice-President/Dean of Faculty of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. His last appointment was as President of Valparaiso University. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Fremont, IN.

Survivors include his son, Mark F. (Diane) Schnabel of Linton, IN; his son, Philip P. (Laurie) of Cheyenne, WY; and five grandchildren. Preferred memorials are to Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN or Peace Lutheran Church, Fremont, IN. A memorial service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in Fremont, IN on Saturday, Oct.3,  at 1 p.m.