Upcoming Events

USF Opening Convocation - 8.28.13

The University of Saint Francis will hold its Opening Convocation and Mass at 11 a.m., Aug. 28, signaling the start of USF's academic year. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Catholic Diocese of South Bend-Fort Wayne will be in attendance.

Holly Roberts Exhibit - 9.5.13

Photographer Holly Roberts will present her works at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at the University of Saint Francis’ North Campus Auditorium.

Both a painter and collage artist, Roberts manipulates her original photographs as canvases to describe unknown interpersonal realities that heighten the natural and sublime found in the world. Since the late 1800s, artists have used paint to embellish photographs, adding rosy cheeks to a formal portrait or painting the sky of a majestic landscape. Throughout the years, photographers have continued to tread the line between painting and photography, at times blending the two mediums to create a new dialogue.

Holly Roberts is one of the most revered artists to paint on photographs, and her images force us to examine ourselves and our humanity. Through her steady and unflinching gaze, brutal honesty and tempered toughness, she invites us to look inside ourselves to discover our own fears and truths.

Annual Presidential Gala — Beyond the Human Experience: Three Contemporary Photographers - 9.7.13

The annual University of Saint Francis Presidential Gala puts the spotlight on three internationally recognized photographers who define the human experience as a visual language both figuratively and symbolically. González Palma (Guatemala) examines the power of communication through the gaze and body language of his subjects. His work is influenced by his “mestizo” heritage and that of the indigenous Mayas of Guatemala. Morawetz (Poland) is an installation artist who describes the sleeping self as it relates to human subconsciousness and isolation. Roberts (United States) is both a painter and collage artist who manipulates her original photographs as canvases to describe unknown interpersonal realities that heighten the natural and sublime found in the world.

For more information on the exhibit, call the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-7700, ext. 8001.

USF Day at the Zoo - 9.14.13

Don’t miss the 10th annual USF Day at the Zoo on Saturday, Sept. 14. Zoo hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the cost is $10.50 for adults, $8 for seniors (age 60 and over) and $6 for children ages 2 to 14. Children under 2 are admitted at no charge. The ticket price includes one complimentary ride on one of the following: train ride, sky safari ride, carousel or river ride.

The USF lunch and activities will be located on the lawn area of Foellinger Theater. A complimentary lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (sandwich, chips, fruit, drink and cookie), and activities will include T.A.G. Art balloon artists, children’s entertainer Dave Rudolf, Tiki Island maze and a photo booth with Johnny Cougar.

Discounted tickets must be obtained through the University of Saint Francis and cannot be purchased at the zoo. Go to usfzooday.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets online.

Questions? Contact the Alumni Office at 260-399-8037 or mdidier@sf.edu. The RSVP deadline is Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

USF Feeds the Fort - 9.16.2013-11.18.2013

USF faculty, staff and students will again participate in USF Feeds the Fort. The annual community-wide effort raises food donations for Fort Wayne-area food banks and soup kitchens.

USF Presents Tom Keesee and John Paul Caponigro - 9.28.13-11.8.13

Tom Keesee – Painting the Untouched Landscape, Sept. 28 – Nov. 8, 2013. Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 28, 6-9 p.m.

Nationally recognized local artist and USF adjunct faculty member Tom Keesee will display paintings, drawings and prints from his body of work that focuses on Eagle Marsh, a local wetland preserve. Most of these works are produced in a plein-air fashion, meaning that Keesee creates these works outdoors and on-site and focuses on capturing the atmosphere, light and environment of Eagle Marsh at the moment the work is being created. Lupke Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-noon / 1-5 p.m.

An Evening with John Paul Caponigro, Wednesday Oct. 2, 2013, 7:30 p.m. The University of Saint Francis, North Campus Auditorium.

The lecture is made possible by the Canon Explorers of Light program, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

John Paul Caponigro is an environmental fine art landscape photographer, the son of American photographer Paul Caponigro and graphic designer Eleanor Caponigro. John Paul attended Yale University and the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he was trained as a painter and later as a photographer. After college John moved to Maine and became an artist-in-residence at The Center for Creative Imaging. He now works with photo-based digital imaging as his primary medium. John has been awarded membership in many photographic organizations including the Photoshop Hall of Fame, the Epson Stylus Pros, Xrite Coloratti, and the Canon Explorers of Light. His work crosses the lines between photography and painting and displays knowledge of painterly composition and color theory, coupled with content of modern science, psychology, primal cultures, and the environment. The photographer Arnold Newman said, “...Caponigro's mysterious and magical images go beyond reality or surrealism. He has created a wonderful new world of his own.”

Fall Science Symposium - 10.4.13

Regional high school students can enjoy hands-on activities in an all-day workshop at the Three Rivers Science Symposium. Students receive preparation for college in the high-demand fields of science and technology through exposure to contemporary research techniques and theory, group discussions and laboratory experience — all while working with state-of-the-art scientific instruments. Topics available include: The Foundations of Computation; Vaccination, Outbreaks, Preventable Deaths; and Crime Lab: Investigating the Evidence.

The application deadline for the workshop is Sept. 23, 2013. Additional information and application materials are available online at sf.edu/sciencesymposium. For further information, contact Carolyn Exner at 260-399-8067.

Homecoming Weekend 2013 - 10.11.13-10.13.13

Friday, October 11

6:45 p.m. Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Awards Celebration, North Campus gymnasium

Saturday, October 12

10-11:30 a.m. My Hips don’t lie –and neither do yours: A Yoga/Muscle workshop (Dr. Matt Hopf BS ’01, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, and Heather Cheesebrew, adjunct faculty)

10-11:30 a.m. Sacrificing Truth for Comfort (Dr. Lewis Pearson, assistant professor of philosophy)

10-11:30 a.m. “Cook and Eat like an Assisian –The Benefits of the Mediterranean Way of Eating” (Katie Wiedman, assistant professor and chair of Exercise Science and Health)

10 a.m. Alumni vs. Alumni Men’s Soccer 6-on-6 Tournament / D’Arcy Stadium

11:15 a.m. Cougar Spirit Run/Walk registration, Hutzell Athletic Center

Noon Cougar Spirit Run/Walk, Hutzell Athletic Center

Noon Alumni Baseball Game, Baseball Field

1 p.m. Alumni vs. Alumni Softball Game, Softball Field

1 p.m. Alumni Women’s Basketball Game, Hutzell Athletic Center

1-3 p.m. Physician Assistant Mix and Mingle/Reception, Doermer Health Sciences Building

2-4 p.m. USF Nursing Heritage: A Journey through Time, Doermer Health Sciences Building

2-4 p.m. USF Simulation Lab open, Doermer Health Sciences Building

2-4 p.m. Brookside self-guided tours

2:30 p.m. Alumni Men’s Basketball Game, Hutzell Athletic Center

4-6 p.m. Cougar Athletics 50th year anniversary Alumni Fiesta Dinner under the Tent in the “Cove,” Mirror Lake visitor’s side

4 p.m. School of Business Tailgate, Clare parking lot

4 p.m. USF Education Majors Alumni Tailgate, Bonzel parking lot

5 p.m. School of Arts and Sciences Tailgate, Trinity parking lot

6 p.m. School of Creative Arts Alumni and Faculty Exhibition, Rolland Art Center, Weatherhead Gallery. Opening reception, 6-9 p.m.

7 p.m. USF Football Game vs. Saint Xavier University, Bishop D’Arcy Stadium

7 p.m. Alumni Gathering Area, D’Arcy Stadium new south end zone

10 p.m. Rumper Tumpskin, O’Sullivan’s Italian Pub. Joey Branam (BA ’06) invites USF alumni to come hear his band. (Non-USF sponsored event)

Sunday, October 13

2 p.m. Mass in honor of our Sisters’ 150th anniversary, North Campus

School of Creative Arts Alumni / Faculty Exhibition - 10.12.13-11.17.13

The School of Creative Arts Alumni / Faculty Exhibition will be held from October 12 to November 17, 2013. The Opening Reception is scheduled for October 12, 2013, 6-9 p.m.

This annual exhibition showcases graduates of the School of Creative Arts and Saint Francis College Art Department as well as current and past faculty. A variety of media and techniques will be on view and the exhibit promises to offer something for everyone’s taste.

USF's CEO Forum examining global possibilities - 10.17.13

The 20th annual CEO Forum at the University of Saint Francis, “The Future of Entrepreneurship: Redefining the Marketplace,” will examine methods entrepreneurs and business people can use to expand their businesses and grow sales. The forum will take place Thursday, Oct. 17 in the USF Performing Arts Center.

Speakers will stress that entrepreneurial growth means learning how to do commerce outside of this market area, either by globalizing or by expanding into larger metropolitan areas. They will urge business people to move outside the comfort zone to investigate larger possibilities by explaining their successful experiences, research and processes.

Campus Visit Day - 10.19.13

The University of Saint Francis is hosting a Campus Visit day on Saturday, October 19. The event offers prospective students the chance to tour the campus, participate in academic breakout sessions, talk with professors and mingle with current students. A complimentary lunch and student life fair are included, and there’s even an opportunity to win a book scholarship to the USF bookstore. Anyone interested may obtain more information or register on our website.

Alumni Gathering Area at home football game vs. Robert Morris - 10.26.13

Find the alumni gathering area located in the new south end zone VIP area at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium. Indulge in a chili bar and get all the latest news from classmates. Look for new process to enter VIP area in future publications.

Alumni Gathering Area at home football game vs. Concordia - 11.2.13

Not all the action is on the field. Enjoy brats, fun, and fellowship at the Alumni Tent Gathering area located in the new south end zone VIP area at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium. Look for new process to enter VIP area in future publications.

USF Fall Play – "The Man Who Came to Dinner" - 11.8.13-11.10.13 and 11.15.13-11.17.13

USF’s fall play is "The Man Who Came to Dinner," a comedy in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, INC., New York. The play is set in Ohio in the 1930s and takes place during Christmas. A famous radio personality named Sheridan Whiteside is invited to dinner at the home of a rich factory owner. Before Whiteside enters the house, he falls and hurts his hip. He ends up staying at the home to recover and consequently terrorizes the lives of the factory owner and his family.

Performances will be held at the USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St. Performance times are:

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, 2 p.m.

Admission is $15 for the general public, and $12 for seniors and children under 10 years of age. Group discounts are available. Doors will open 30 minutes before show time for general seating. Visit our website for more information.

Alumni Gathering Area at home football game vs. Marian - 11.16.13

Find the alumni gathering area located in the new south end zone VIP area at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium. Enjoy pulled pork sandwiches and catch up with classmates. Look for new process to enter VIP area in future publications

Illustrators 55: A Traveling Exhibition - 11.23.13-12.20-13

Illustrators 55: A Traveling Exhibition, presented by the New York Society of Illustrators, will be showcased at the Rolland Art Center, Nov. 23-Dec. 20, 2013. The Opening Reception will be held Nov. 23, 6-9 p.m., and the gallery will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28-Friday, Nov. 29 for Thanksgiving.

The Society of Illustrators Annual Travel Show features 46 pieces of the most outstanding works created throughout the year. Based on a juried competition and originally exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York City, this selection goes on to tour around the country. The show is broken up into six categories: Sequential/Series, Uncommissioned, Editorial, Book, Advertising, Institutional, and Moving Image. Works on display have appeared in magazine and newspaper publications, adult and children's books, calendars, theater posters, fashion labels, CD and album art, and advertisements for major corporations. Featured artists include Steve Brodner, Marc Burckhardt, Kali Ciesemier, John Cuneo, John Hendrix, Yuko Shimizu, Brian Stauffer, Jillian Tamaki, Sam Weber, and JooHee Yoon.

In conjunction with this exhibition, the Goldfish Gallery will have an exhibition by nationally recognized illustrator Frank Liljegren. Liljegren was a commercial illustrator in New York in the 1950s-60s. He kept many of his original illustrations that were used for paperback novels and magazines. This portfolio of over 20 finished works and samples of preliminary studies, photographs, and source material was donated by the artist to the School of Creative Arts. This exhibit will mark the unveiling of a unique and comprehensive collection that defines how commercial illustration was produced in the past.

Christmas at USF - 12.7.2013, 12.8.2013, 12.14.2013, 12.15.2013

Keep watching for information on all the Christmas festivities at USF.

Fort Wayne Alumni Yuletide event at Brookside - 12.13.2013

Information on this December event coming soon.