Fort Wayne Alumni Networking Events
USF Alumni and Student event
USF Women Alumni Soccer game
The USF Women Alumni Soccer will play a spring scrimmage
against the USF women soccer players on Saturday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. located
on campus at D'Arcy Stadium.
"Meet the Cast" event
On Sunday, March 21 immediately following the spring play
You Can't Take It With You until 5:30 p.m., a special "Meet the Cast" event
will take place in the North Campus north foyer, 2702 Spring Street. Take this
opportunity to talk to the cast members, Director Brad Beauchamp and Rick
Cartwright, Dean of the School of Creative Arts.
To RSVP for this special event, please contact the Alumni
Office at 260-399-7700 ext. 6402 or email
email@example.com by Monday March 15.
TinCaps Baseball game
|The university is planning to sponsor a future Fort Wayne Alumni
Networking event on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Fort Wayne
TinCaps Parkview Field. We will have one section of seating
reserved for us. Game time is 7:05 p.m., and the ticket price is $7.00.
Entertainment scheduled is BirdZerk and fireworks after the game. Don't
leave your seat between the 6th and 7th inning! You might miss a TinCaps
fan favorite, the Bad Apple Dancers! Go to
www.tincaps.com and check out past
Keep your eyes open for the flyer to reach
your mailbox at the end of April.
Indianapolis Alumni Networking Events
Catch the baseball fever and join us for a
fun-filled evening at the University of Saint Francis Indianapolis
Alumni Family Event on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the
Indianapolis Indians Victory Field. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The
ticket price for the evening is $8 (age 2 and up).
Contact the Alumni Office at (260) 399-7700 ext.
6411 or email
to reserve your tickets today! Deadline for reserving tickets is
Monday, June 21, 2010. After this deadline, tickets will
need to be purchased with the Indians Box Office at full price.
Merrillville Alumni Networking Events
||The university will host a northwest Indiana USF alumni, employee
and student family event on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at
Teibel's Family Restaurant, U.S. 30 and Hwy 41, Schererville, Indiana.
USF's men's basketball Head Coach Jeff Rekeweg will speak to the group and bring
along a few basketball players to talk about their college experiences both on
and off the court. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. (CST) and lunch will be
To RSVP, please
contact the Alumni Office at 260-399-7700, ext. 6402 or email
Easter Basket Drive
Every year the Northeast Indiana Alumni Directors
Consortium (NIADC) delivers Easter baskets to children who might
otherwise not experience the joy of finding a basket on Easter morning.
This year, we will be distributing baskets to SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and
Neglect) on March 30. We are in need of 500 wrapped Easter baskets, with
each piece of candy individually wrapped, by March 26.
Last year, more than 1,700 Easter baskets were
collected and distributed to the families that SCAN serves. Our group
goal is to collect 2,000 wrapped Easter baskets. These baskets can be
dropped off at USF at the reception desk in Trinity Hall or any other
university that is convenient to you (IPFW, Ivy Tech, Trine, Huntington,
Grace, Manchester or Indiana Wesleyan). If you have any questions,
please contact Ed Schaab at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 399-7700, ext. 6410.
Help us make Easter bright for a young child.
The Jesters of the University of Saint
Francis to Perform Original Work
The Jesters, a troupe of 35 actors and artists with special
needs ranging in ages from 11 to 69, will perform DaisyJack on Saturday,
March 6 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 7 at 3 p.m. at the university’s North Campus
auditorium, 2702 Spring Street. The ticket price for this performance is $10.
DaisyJack is an original story about everyday people
searching for the place where they belong. In this multi-media family-oriented
production, Daisy and Jack are fallen stars who don’t remember who they are.
Guided by the magical Menehunes, they travel through emotional landscapes, hide
from the Evil Queens and encounter the Super Heroes as they try to find their
way home. Daisy and Jack watch through their “windows” as the story unfolds
through drama, rhythm, music, dance and visual arts.
The Jesters has been sponsored by the University of Saint
Francis since its founding in 1978. The purpose of Jesters is to enhance
quality of life for people with physical disabilities and/or developmental
disabilities by engaging them in recreational opportunities designed to promote
creative expression and positive social interaction.
about the show or the Jesters, call the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-7700,
High School Art Exhibition on Display at
The School of Creative Arts will open the 34th Annual High
School Exhibition, showcasing the finest art from high school students across
the region, on Sunday, March 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Weatherhead Gallery in
the Rolland Art Center off Leesburg Road. Awards will begin at 2 p.m.
High schools from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio could submit
up to ten pieces each by their students. The exhibit will run until March 28.
For addition information, please call 260-399-7700 ext.
University of Saint Francis to Perform
You Can't Take It With You
The School of Creative Arts presents You
Can't Take It With You, on March 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 8:00 p.m. and
March 21 and 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the North Campus
auditorium (2702 Spring Street). Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.
Doors will open 30 minutes before show time for general seating.
You Can't Take It With You has been hailed as one of
the most popular and successful plays of modern times and tells the story of two
families, the Sycamores and the Kirbys. At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it
is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is
madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot
shoes how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice
Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong
On Sunday, March 21 immediately
following the play until 5:30 p.m., a special "Meet the Cast" event will take
place in the North Campus north foyer, 2702 Spring Street. Take this opportunity
to talk to the cast members, Director Brad Beauchamp and Rick Cartwright, Dean
of the School of Creative Arts.
To RSVP for this special event,
please contact the Alumni Office at 260-399-7700 ext. 6402 or email
email@example.com by Monday March 15.
USF Women's Soccer Announces Fifth Annual
from the desk of Women's Soccer Head Coach Christy Young:
from the USF Women's Soccer Office! Coach Young wanted to let everyone
know about the 2010 Women's Soccer Spring Fling to be held this March
27, 2010. This event has raised over $20,000 over the past four years
and it’s still growing. This year's event will benefit Camp
which is a completely community funded camp that welcomes children 7
through 18 years of age who are surviving cancer. It is a week-long camp
where the kids have the opportunity to participate in several fun
events. It is a week where the kids can be kids!
line-up we have secured continues to bring some of the highest level
teams of Women's College Soccer this area has seen. It includes
returners from the 2009 Spring Fling, NCAA Tournament National
Championship Final Four participant University of Notre Dame, a high
level Michigan State University program, a MAC contender, Ball State
University, and local crowd-pleasers, IPFW and USF. Newcomers to this
year's event include Indiana State University, Bowling Green State
University, and the University of Findlay.
One of the ways the
Women's Soccer team raises money for the charity is by holding a silent
auction during the event. We are hoping that you will decide to be part
of our auction. We are asking for a donation in hopes that we can make
the kids camp experience even better. Any questions please do not
hesitate to contact Coach Young at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 260-399-7700 ext. 6229.
Ceramics Continuing Education Classes
Available Through USF
The School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint
Francis will offer two continuing education ceramics classes, "Beginning
Ceramics" and "Advanced Ceramics," each Sunday from April 11 through May 23, 1
to 3 p.m., in the Rolland Art Center off Leesburg Road. Cost for each class is
$160 which includes supplies and instruction. Tools will be available for
The classes will be taught by Joseph VanZandt, a working potter since
1994. He holds a BFA degree from Penn State and an MFA from Indiana University. VanZandt
has taught ceramics at the University of Saint Francis, Indiana University,
Herron School of Art, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and South Side High
School. He has also designed pottery for Bill Campbell Studios.
For more information or a registration form, please contact
the School of Creative Arts at
Formula for Life Second Annual Event
The University of Saint Francis organization Formula for
Life will host its second annual 5k race and silent auction on Sunday, April
18. The 5k race and walk will begin at 1 p.m. at the university's North Campus,
2702 Spring Street, and will be followed by food, music and a silent auction.
All of the proceeds of this event will go toward the purchase of baby formula
for needed infants in Haiti.
Formula for Life is a service-based,
student-run organization that provides nutritional support for Haitian infants
who are orphaned or whose mothers are unable to provide for them. In light of
the recent earthquake in Haiti, Formula for Life contributed $4,000 to
Linda Thieman, who, along with the Haitian Health Foundation, will designate the
funds for infant nutrition. For additional information, please contact Lynn
Altevogt, Formula for Life Public Relations Director, at 260-704-2108 or
via email at email@example.com.
University of Saint Francis Health Fair
The health issues you want to know about are at the
University of Saint Francis' Health Fair on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 9
a.m. to 12 noon in the Doermer Health Sciences building. Students from the
university's Physical Therapist Assistant studies program will be manning the
different booths relating to various hot topics relating to today's health.
Topics include: "How to Find Shoe Love," "Mythbusters," "Focus on Wellness," "WiiFit
Active," and "Is Autism on the Rise?" Information on these topics will be
available at the booth and students will be available to answer questions.
USF Spring Athletics
||Thanks to the pitching of two freshmen and the timely hitting of a
senior, University of Saint Francis baseball Head Coach, Greg Roberts
100th career win on February 20, 2010
http://www.sf.edu/sf/athletics to view other USF baseball news and
|Head Coach Ryan Bolyn (BLS '03), in his sixth season at the helm of
the cougar softball program, provides the USF program with a stable
presence in the dugout and a committed figure off the field.
to view other USF softball news and schedule.
||Sarah Thrall enters her fifth season at the helm of the USF cross
country and track and field programs.
to view USF Track and Field spring outdoors schedule.
|Chad LaCross is in his fifth year as head men's and
women's golf coach at USF.
The University of Saint Francis women's golf team is
currently ranked #28 in the preseason poll that released on
December 4, 2009. USF finished the 2009 fall season with an
overall head-to-head record of 36-15. The Cougars will
travel to Villa Rica, GA to compete in West Georgia
University's tournament on March 22 and 23, 2010.
http://www.sf.edu/sf/athletics to view USF women's and
men's golf schedules
Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Saturday,
May 1, 2010
Baccalaureate Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. at the
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 South
Clinton, Fort Wayne. Graduates and their families and
friends of all traditions are warmly welcomed and
encouraged to attend this meaningful service.
Commencement Exercises will be at 2:00 p.m., at the
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Main Arena, in Fort
Wayne. Coliseum parking is $4.00 per car. No admission
tickets are needed and plentiful seating is available
for all who wish to attend.
USF Men's and Women's MCC Basketball Honors
University of Saint Francis junior DeJovaun
Sawyer-Davis has been named to the 2009-10
Mid-Central College Conference All-Conference Team
for the second year in a row, one of four Cougars
earning All-MCC recognition.
(Anderson, IN / Anderson H.S.) was the only member
of the Cougars named to the first team. Matt Edmonds
(Jr., Wawaka, IN / East Noble H.S.), Ferdinand
Morales-Soto (Jr., Caguas, Puerto Rico / Starmount
H.S. (N.C.)) and Qadr Owens (So., Indianapolis, IN /
Lawrence North H.S.) were all Honorable Mention
Selections. Owens was also named to the All-Newcomer
Edmonds was an honorable mention
selection for the second time
while this was the first time
for Soto and Owens. Owens
finished 17th in MCC scoring
(12.6 points per game and No. 2
for USF), Soto tied for 16th in
rebounding (5.1 rebounds per
game) and Edmonds finished 15th
with 1.6 offensive rebounds per
game. Soto was on the 2008-09
All-MCC Newcomer Team.
University of Saint Francis senior Bessie Jenkins
and junior Julie Seiss have been named to the
2009-10 Mid-Central College Conference
All-Conference Team selected by the conference
coaches. Freshman Meghan Prible was named to the MCC
Jenkins (Fort Wayne, IN / Wayne
H.S.) was named to the All-MCC
First Team. She was a two-time
MCC Player of the Week selection
and finished regular season play
as the No. 2 scorer in MCC play
at 17.4 points per game, No. 3
in 3-point field goal percentage
(.414) and No. 7 in free-throw
|Seiss (Warsaw, IN / Warsaw H.S.) was an All-MCC Second
Team selection. Seiss finished regular season play ranked No. 2 in MCC
assists per game (4.6) and No. 3 in steals (2.5). The 5'9" guard
finished No. 5 in free-throw shooting percentage (.785) and No. 9 in MCC
scoring (13.1 points per game). Seiss was MCC Player of the Week once
(week of January 25).
||Prible (Keystone, IN / Southern Wells H.S.) averaged 8.0 points per
game and was the No. 5 scorer for USF. She shot 42 percent from the
field, 34 percent from 3-point range and .824 from the free-throw line.
The 5-7 guard played in all 30 games and started 20. She scored in
double figures in 10 games with a high of 16 points twice and three
games with 15 points
Monday through Thursday
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"Brookside Memories" Booklets, 3rd Edition
Now Available for Purchase
|The latest edition of the "Bass Mansion Memories" (now
referred to as Brookside, the original name given to the Mansion by the
Bass family) is available to purchase for $5.00. Proceeds will go toward
enhancing our "Christmas at USF" activities. This third edition now
contains 50 stories written by people who have wonderful memories of the
Bass Mansion. In order to expand the booklet for 2010, we need your
story to be included. As an alumnus of USF, as a faculty or staff
member, as a student, as a neighbor, please send your story to Sister
Marilyn Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive your own copy when your story is included. If you wish
to purchase a 2009 edition, please email Sister Marilyn or mail to:
Sister Marilyn Oliver, 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808.
Alumni Awards and
Athletic Hall of Fame
It is that time of year again to submit your
nominations for the Alumni Awards (Distinguished Alumni, Young Alumni,
Distinguished Alumni Service,
and Honorary Alumni) and nominations for an Athletic Hall of Fame award. Deadline
to submit nominations is Wednesday, March 31, 2010.
http://www.sf.edu/alumni/ and click on Alumni Academy Awards to submit your
http://www.saintfranciscougars.com/inside-athletics/hall-of-fame to submit
your nominations for the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Mark Your Calendar
USF Day at the
will be held on
Saturday, September 11 2010
Friday and Saturday October
and 2, 2010
Photos from Alumni Events
There are many photos from Zoo Day, Homecoming weekend,
Christmas at USF, and the December Networking event posted on the Alumni
website. Click on this link
http://www.sf.edu/alumni/ to view the photos. Enjoy!
Show Your School
here to shop for your favorite merchandise online.
Checkout the USF website
www.sf.edu and click on Alumni to view pictures from the year's Alumni
News and Notes
USF Men's Coach
Part of Cancer Event
||University of Saint Francis Men's Head Coach, Jeff Rekeweg
participated in the "Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers" event on
Saturday, January 30, 2009.
The Coaches vs. Cancer program united the
American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball
Coaches (NABC) in the fight against cancer. Participating NABC member
coaches wore sneakers instead of dress shoes with their suits during
their weekend games to demonstrate their support for the American Cancer
USF Men's Head Coach Jeff Rekeweg (left) and Marian's Head Coach John
Alumni Endowed Scholarship
||Pictured are Rachel Schenk (sophomore, Social Work) and Andy Pyle
(BA '98), Interim Alumni Cabinet President.
Rachel has lived in Fort Wayne her entire life, but had no idea what she
wanted to do about college. When former Women's Soccer Head Coach, Ken
Nuber, offered a scholarship to the University of Saint Francis to play
soccer she admitted that she was skeptical. However, the moment Rachel
stepped on campus she fell in love with it. Rachel is currently studying
Social Work with minors in Child Advocacy and Forensic Social Work. Her
experience here has been nothing but wonderful, and is so grateful for
this Alumni Scholarship.
Tracy (Treasure Smith) Coyle (BS ’60) and her
husband, William, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on January 30, 2010.
Francis Voll (MSE '72) is principal of Marion
Catholic High School in Marion, Ohio.
Cropper (BS '97) and her husband Rodney welcomed a second child, Natalie
Renee, on December 28, 2009. She was 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19.5 inches
long. She joins her big brother, Alex (age 2).
Brook (Working) Janes (BA ’01, MS '04) gave
birth to Lathen Michael Allen Janes on December 31, 2009. He weighed
pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. Brook, husband Joe, and Lathen
are all doing well.
Patricia (Pinkowski) Simms (BS ’01) and husband Bill welcomed a second
daughter, Vanessa Rose, on October 21, 2009. She joins big sister Ariana.
Craig Vanderwall, Jr. (BA ’04) has been chosen for the Greater Fort
Wayne Business Weekly's annual "40 under 40" award. Craig, along with
39 other business leaders throughout the Greater Fort Wayne area will be
spotlighted in the special publication on April 30, 2010.
Michael Ledo (BBA '06), co-founder and president/CEO of Athletes
With Purpose (AWP) recently moved into a 7, 800 square foot facility
located at the Ash Centre, 1701 Freeman Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Their facility
contains a field-turf area, a track, agility-training area, weight room, viewing
gallery and conference room. To view additional information go to
Natalie (Mason) Wagoner (BBA '07, MBA '09) and Eric Wagoner (BBA '08) are
proud parents of a baby boy, Liam Sawyer. Liam was 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was
20 inches long.
|We are looking to add a section to the E-Newsletter in the near
future titled, "Love Connections." We would like to collect stories of
USF Alumni who married USF Alumni. We would publish them in the
E-newsletter and potentially the Mirror Magazine. If you would like to
submit a story, please email Jessica (Meyer) Swinford '98, Assistant
Alumni Director, at email@example.com
or mail to: 2701 Spring Street, Attn: Jessica Swinford, Fort Wayne, IN
46808. We look forward to reading your stories and sharing them with the
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