Upcoming Events

Figurative Ceramics: Lisa Clague, Nancy Kubale and Diana Farfan - 1.19.13-2.17.13

This exhibition, featuring the works of nationally recognized ceramic artists Lisa Clague, Nancy Kubale and Diana Farfan, will be on display Jan. 19 to Feb. 17 in USF’s Weatherhead Gallery. The opening reception will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m.

While all three artists focus on the figure as a form of expression, each brings a unique aesthetic to her works. Lisa Clague and Nancy Kubale are from North Carolina and emerging artist Diana Farfan is from Columbia, S.C.

Saint Francis Faculty Lecture Series Special Event - 2.1.13

As a service offered to the campus and regional communities by USF Department of Philosophy and Theology faculty, this annual lecture series provides a forum for communicating and discussing important topics within the Catholic and Franciscan tradition. This year, five lectures are linked to the 50-year celebration of “Vatican II — Then and Now.”

Take this opportunity to come hear a special lecture, “Trent and Vatican II: Two Anniversaries of Two Misunderstood Councils,” presented by John O’Malley, SJ, of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., at 7 p.m., Feb. 1 in the North Campus auditorium.

USF Offers Saturday Morning Art Classes for Children - 2.2.13

Registration is open for Saturday morning art classes for children through the School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis. Classes are for children in grades 1-8 and will be held 9-11 a.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 2 through April 20.

Students will be introduced to a variety of processes, artists and cultures through media and disciplines such as drawing, painting, print-making, multi-media and ceramics. The cost is $75 per child, which includes all materials and instruction fees. Early registration is advised, as enrollment is limited.

For more information or a registration form, contact the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-7700, ext. 8001.

Black History Month - 2.7.13

Black History Month—“The History of Hip Hop” will be part of a Black Entrepreneurship Lecture with DJ Special K at 8:30 p.m. in the North Campus auditorium.

Black History Month - 2.12.13

Black History Month—USF’s Dr. Joe Steensma will focus on Frank McWorter and Madame CJ Walker in a public presentation at 7:30 p.m. in Doermer Room 156 A-B.

Future of Healthcare Webinar - 2.12.13

USF is offering a free webinar on healthcare delivery teams, Tuesday, Feb. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. The topic, “Creating Resilient Healthcare Delivery Teams: Team Building in a Rapidly Changing World,” will include “a basic team-building model, offer tips on coping with rapid change and reveal the secrets of empowerment in decision-making as reported by the Institute of Medicine’s study: Future of Nursing.”

Moderator for the webinar is Dave Johnson, PHD, CNS-BC, LMFT, LCSW, and sponsors are the Lutheran Health Network and the University of Saint Francis. One contact hour will be awarded for the webinar. Visit our website for more information or to register.

Black History Month - 2.13.13

Black History Month—Hot Topic Discussion with host Daniel “DC” Carter at 8:30 p.m. in the North Campus gymnasium.

Saint Francis Faculty Lecture Series - 2.17.13

As a service offered to the campus and regional communities by USF Department of Philosophy and Theology faculty, this annual lecture series provides a forum for communicating and discussing important topics within the Catholic and Franciscan tradition. This year, five lectures are linked to the 50-year celebration of "Vatican II – Then and Now."

Take this opportunity to come hear “Christians, Jews and Nostra Aetate,” presented by Dr. John Bequette at 3 p.m., Feb. 17 in the North Campus auditorium.

Black History Month - 2.20.13

Black History Month—Hot Topic Discussion, “The Mis-Education of the Black Male” with speaker MarcQus Wright at 8:30 p.m.

Student/Alumni Networking Event - 2.21.13

This February, USF alumni have a chance to “give back” and help students learn at the Student/Alumni Networking Event, Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne.

After attending a networking training program, students will mix and mingle with alumni and friends at the networking event. Alumni, in turn, will “teach” students by helping them feel at ease as they practice their knowledge and skills.

The free event, open to USF students, alumni and friends, will include light hors d’oeuvres, with a cash bar available. Ample parking is available across from the USF Performing Arts Center (formerly the Scottish Rite). If interested, contact Debra Boggs at the USF Alumni Office, 260-399-8037 or dboggs@sf.edu by Feb. 14.

Best Practices Showcase - 2.23.13

The University of Saint Francis invites you to participate in an exciting educational opportunity on February 23, 2013: The Best Practices Showcase.

The Showcase will focus on research-based teaching strategies to infuse into classroom teaching practices. Talented educators will share “what-works” practices. The Showcase sessions will include:

  • Updates by the Indiana Department of Education
  • Common Core State Standards workshops
  • The flipped classroom model
  • Literacy across the content area
  • Fiction and informational text integration
  • Many more sessions

Five Professional Growth Points will be earned by attending the Showcase.

Sessions fill up quickly, so pre-register now for your workshops of choice. Purchase orders accepted. Contact Nancy Hankee at nhankee@sf.edu or 260-399-7700, ext. 8405, for more information.

Mad Ants Game - Alumni Event - 3.1.13

USF alumni, employees and their families are invited to attend a USF Night at the Mad Ants, Friday, March 1. Tickets to the basketball game are $7 per person, which includes a taco bar, table seating at the Ant Colony (located courtside level in the north end zone) and free entry to the kids’ zone.

To register, send payment to: University of Saint Francis, Alumni Office, 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. Checks should be made payable to the University of Saint Francis, and the deadline to RSVP is Feb. 22. Please be sure to indicate the number of tickets you want and a phone number or email address where you can be reached. If you have any questions, contact Debra Boggs at 260-399-8037 or dboggs@sf.edu.

Easter Basket Drive-Collection - 3.1.13-3.26.13

The University of Saint Francis will participate in the annual Easter Basket Drive hosted by the Northeast Indiana Alumni Directors Consortium (NIADC). The March 1-26 drive will collect Easter baskets from 10 area colleges and universities, including USF, and donate them to SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect). SCAN is a not-for-profit organization aimed at eliminating child abuse by "preparing parents and protecting children." Established in 1974, SCAN serves 13 counties in northern Indiana, including Allen County.

Last year, more than 1,700 Easter baskets were collected and distributed to the families SCAN serves. The goal this March is to collect 2,000 wrapped Easter baskets, which the Alumni Directors will deliver to SCAN March 27. Baskets may be dropped off at Brookside, on the University of Saint Francis campus. Anyone with questions may contact USF Director of Alumni Relations Jessica Swinford at 260-399-8032 or jswinford@sf.edu.

Saint Francis Faculty Lecture Series - 3.3.13

As a service offered to the campus and regional communities by USF Department of Philosophy and Theology faculty, this annual lecture series provides a forum for communicating and discussing important topics within the Catholic and Franciscan tradition. This year, five lectures are linked to the 50-year celebration of “Vatican II - Then and Now.”

Take this opportunity to hear “Stigmata of Saint Francis,” presented by Sister Anita Holzmer at 3 p.m., March 3 in the North Campus auditorium.

37th Annual High School Art Exhibition - 3.3.13-3.24.13

The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts will hold its opening reception on Sunday, March 3, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The exhibition showcases the very best works by regional high school students as juried by their high school instructors. Works by students from schools in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio will be on view, with each school allowed a maximum submission of 10 works.

Future of Healthcare: Interprofessional Teams - 3.5.13

Next in USF’s “Future of” education series is “Interprofessional Healthcare Teams.” The program will be held March 5, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne.

This free event will include the presentation “Interprofessional Healthcare Education: Implications for Education and Practice,” followed by a panel of healthcare educators who will discuss the ethical principles demanded by the cutting-edge concept of interprofessional teams. In addition, experienced interprofessional team members will explain the challenges and benefits of this patient care model, and there will be an expanded Q & A time.

Those wishing to attend should register by March 1. There are 2.46 contact hours available for this program, which is made possible by sponsorship from Lutheran Health Network, the Franciscan Alliance, the University of Saint Francis and Parkview Health. Visit our our website for more information on this free event.

Third Day Concert - 3.8.13

The band Third Day, headlining the 45-city Miracle Tour that features “American Idol” finalist Colton Dixon and singer-songwriter Josh Wilson as special guests, will perform March 8 at the USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne. The show will start at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the USF Performing Arts Center website.

Jesters’ Annual Performance - 3.9.13-3.10.13

The Jesters’ annual performance will take place at 6 p.m., March 9, and 3 p.m., March 10 in the North Campus auditorium. Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase in February.

This performance will use music, puppets, dance and theatre to explore stories of change and transformation as told through the voice of gardeners who witness the life cycle of a butterfly and the seasonal changes of the flower gardens they are tending.

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

History of Nursing Elective Travel Course - 3.10.13-3.15.13

The History of Nursing elective travel course is open to all ASN, BSN or MSN students and alumni. The course includes traveling the week of USF’s spring break by motor coach from Fort Wayne on Sunday, March 10 to Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, Pa., and returning Friday, March 15.

The trip includes visiting a number of historical sites and museums, taking tours and doing some things just for fun. Scheduled visits include the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Clara Barton’s home and Arlington National Cemetery, as well as other memorials, the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital, the Museum of Nursing History and more.

Cost per student/attendee varies according to the number of people per room — single occupancy: $1,955.00; double occupancy: $1,529.00; triple occupancy: $1,395.00; and quad occupancy: $1,325.00. The cost decreases if more than 15 students/faculty/alumni register for the trip, so the more participants, the better. Cost includes all travel, hotel for five nights, breakfast, dinner (except travel days) and all activities. Each person will need money for lunch and spending. For more itinerary details or other information, contact Stephanie Tippin, USF adjunct nursing faculty, stippin5@yahoo.com.

Memoria Exhibit of Three Assisi Heroes and lecture - 3.17.13-3.22.13

The University of Saint Francis will present the photo exhibition “Memoria: Assisi and the Jews, 1943” in conjunction with a lecture by Fr. Andre Cirino, OFM, co- author of Three Heroes of Assisi in World War II: Bishop Giuseppe Nicolini, Colonel Valentin Muller and Don Aldo Brunnaci.

The exhibition will be open for public viewing Sunday, March 17 through Friday, March 22, with viewing times from9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Tuesday, March 19, Fr. Andre will give a public lecture on the story of the Three Heroes at 7:30 p.m. in the North Campus Auditorium.

“Memoria: Assisi and the Jews, 1943” transports the viewer back to Italy in 1943 during Germany’s wartime occupation of the central and northern parts of the country. Told through words and images from the perspective of Don Aldo Brunacci, the exhibit tells the story of the dramatic rescue of several hundred Jewish refugees in Assisi, Italy.

Don Aldo Brunacci, a diocesan priest and later canon of the Cathedral of San Rufino in Assisi, was one of the original architects of the rescue plan, which involved a loose network of Catholic clergy, private citizens and the commander of the German occupation forces, Colonel Valentin Müller. As secretary to Assisi’s Bishop, Giuseppe Placido M. Nicolini, who directed the clergy to assist Jewish refugees, Don Aldo helped oversee the hiding of Jews in the convents, monasteries and friaries of Assisi.

At a 2004 ceremony at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Don Aldo became the first recipient of St. Bonaventure University’s National Gaudete Medal, given to honor business or community leaders exemplifying the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.

Having entrusted St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for Arts (N.Y.) with period documents and rare objects from his personal collection, Don Aldo stayed in regular contact with exhibit planners despite his declining health. He contacted them on the opening day of the exhibition, and passed away two days later.

The University of Saint Francis is pleased to offer this exhibit and its accompanying public lecture to the public free of charge in an effort to continue promoting peaceful relations among all people of good will.

Greater Lakes Region Alumni Event - Second City Comedy Club - 3.22.13

Get ready for some laughs at this special alumni event! The Greater Lakes Region chapter of USF Alumni is hosting a "date night" for alumni, age 21 and over, Friday, March 22 at Chicago's Second City Comedy Club. A pre-show reception at 6 p.m. gets the evening off to a great start, with food, socializing and cash bar. Doors open at 7 p.m. to give USF alumni and their guests priority seating for the Main Stage Comedy Performance at 8 p.m.

The Second City Comedy Club is located at 1616 N. Wells St. in Chicago, Ill. Tickets are $20 per person and should be purchased through the USF Alumni Office. The ticket cost includes food before the show and the Main Stage Comedy Performance. Attendees can receive $1 off their parking cost if they park in the Second City Parking area (for parking info, visit: secondcity.com/page/planyourvisit). To RSVP or ask questions, contact Debra Boggs in the USF Alumni Office by March 14 at 260-399-8037 or dBoggs@sf.edu. Limited space is available.

University of Saint Francis Spring Fling - 3.23.13

The University of Saint Francis’ 8th annual Spring Fling takes place March 23. The lineup features a full day of soccer matches at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium, and admission is a $5 donation at the gate. All proceeds benefit the Mad Anthony’s Lutheran Children’s Hospital Hope House and USF Soccer.

Spring Fling matches are as follows:

  • Noon - USF vs. SAU
  • 2 p.m. - IPFW vs. Valpo
  • 4-7 p.m. - Local Club Matches
  • 7:30 p.m. - Notre Dame vs. Michigan State

USF Spring Play “To Kill a Mockingbird” - 4.05.13-4.07.13 and 4.12.13-4.14.13

The School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis will stage “To Kill a Mockingbird,” directed by Brad Beauchamp, during the spring semester. This dramatization of Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is storytelling at its best with one of the most enduring stories of our time. The drama provides a compelling look at justice and the human spirit, as told through the eyes of a young girl learning the ambiguities and realities of adulthood.

This timeless classic compels us to take an honest look at our nation’s past and our moral responsibility to one another. The fundamental lessons of compassion, justice, integrity and courage are significant and still powerfully relevant today, making this play a must for every new generation.

Admission is $15 for the general public, and $12 for seniors and children under age 10. Group discounts are available. Doors will open 30 minutes before show time for general seating in the USF Performing Arts Center at 431 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne.

For more information on the play and performance dates/times, visit our website. “To Kill a Mockingbird” is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Ill.

Spring Campus Visit Day - 4.6.13

The University of Saint Francis will hold its Spring Campus Visit Day on Saturday, April 6. The event offers prospective students the chance to tour the campus, participate in breakout sessions, talk with professors and mingle with current students. A complimentary lunch and mini 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.

Saint Francis Faculty Lecture Series - 4.7.13

As a service offered to the campus and regional communities by USF Department of Philosophy and Theology faculty, this annual lecture series provides a forum for communicating and discussing important topics within the Catholic and Franciscan tradition. This year, five lectures are linked to the 50-year celebration of “Vatican II – Then and Now.”

Take this opportunity to hear “Hildegard of Bingen,” presented by Sister Felicity Dorsett at 3 p.m., April 7 in the North Campus auditorium.

Future of Healthcare: Interprofessional Teams, Crown Point - 4.11.13

Next in USF’s “Future of” education series is a program about interprofessional healthcare teams. The program will be held April 11, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at 1500 S. Main Street Crown Point, IN 46307.

This free event will include the presentation “Future of Healthcare: An Introduction to Interprofessional Education and Practice,” followed by a panel of healthcare educators who will discuss the ethical principles demanded by the cutting-edge concept of interprofessional teams. In addition, experienced interprofessional team members will explain the challenges and benefits of this patient care model, and there will be an expanded Q & A time.

Those wishing to attend should register by April 10, 2013. There are 2.00 contact hours that will be awarded for this program, which is made possible by sponsorship from the Franciscan Alliance and the University of Saint Francis Crown Point.

37th Annual SOCA School Exhibition and Awards Ceremony - 4.13.13-4.30.13

The School of Creative Arts will host an opening reception and awards ceremony on Saturday, April 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. The opening festivities kick off the 37th Annual SOCA School Exhibition, which runs April 13-30.

The exhibition, concert and awards ceremony showcase works by current students in all programs at the School of Creative Arts, including Music Technology and Graduate Studies. Underclassmen may submit a maximum of five works, and seniors may exhibit a total of seven works. All works are juried by a team of SOCA faculty and professional artists who select the final 500 works to be displayed in the Weatherhead Gallery, Goldfish Gallery, Artist Spotlight Gallery and Lupke Gallery. Film submissions and originally produced music by SOCA students are also featured.

Formula 4 Life - 4.14.13

The Formula 4 Life run/walk event on Sunday, April 14, starts at 1 p.m., with registration at Hutzell. Cost is $15 per participant, or $12 per participant if a family of three or more.

To obtain registration information as the event approaches, “like” Formula for Life on Facebook.

Focus on Health - 4.19.13

Participating again in Focus on Health, USF will offer its North Campus, 2702 Spring Street, as a health-fair site on April 19, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Focus on Health is an annual citywide event, providing free health screenings and reduced-fee medical tests in an effort to expand health awareness in the community.

USF’s coordinators for the health fair are Dr. Diane Martin, assistant professor in the university’s Physical Therapist Assistant program, and Dr. Meg Wilson. The effort is part of USF’s Wellness Committee initiatives, which have included establishment of a smoke-free campus and hosting Focus on Health each year.

Free basic tests will be available for blood pressure, height, weight, body mass index (BMI), vision and colorectal cancer. In addition to these, a number of other tests and screenings will be offered. Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography will be on-site to provide annual mammograms for a fee (appointments needed – 483-1847).

USF’s School of Health Sciences (SOHS) students, along with students from other USF schools, will assist with the health fair. Various organizations will staff displays and provide educational materials, and faculty members and nurse practitioners will provide health summary reviews and resource referrals after screenings. In addition, door prizes will be given away to attendees.

Focus on Health is open to Fort Wayne and Allen County residents age 18 and older. For more information on Focus on Health at USF, call 399-7700, ext. 8619 or e-mail dfiller@sf.edu. For more information on the citywide Focus on Health, visit fohealth.com.

St. Joseph School of Nursing Reunion Dinner - 4.26.13

If you're a St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing graduate, you won't want to miss the 2013 All Years Reunion, Friday, April 26 at the University of Saint Francis' North Campus. The celebration includes a cash bar, which opens at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Hosted by the Class of 1964, the 2013 Reunion offers an opportunity for all graduating classes of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing to catch up with their classmates and enjoy a great evening of fun together. During the course of the evening, the Class of 1963 will be honored.

If you have not received a reservation form in the mail or know of graduates who have not been contacted, please get in touch with Maria Didier at 260-399-7700 ext., 6410, mdidier@sf.edu or Tatiana Walzer at 260-399-8051, twalzer@sf.edu. Also, if you're interested in joining the St. Joseph School of Nursing Alumni Association Board, please contact President Carol Greulich at 260-399-7700, ext. 8516 or cgreulich@sf.edu.

USF Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement - 5.04.13

The USF Baccalaureate Mass will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Fort Wayne, Ind. Free parking is available adjacent to the Cathedral, off Lewis Street.

University of Saint Francis Commencement will begin at 2 p.m. at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

USF Alumni Event at a Tin Caps Game - TreeTops Rooftop Party Area, Parkview Field - 6.08.13

This Alumni Family Event is perfect for all ages. So, pack up your family and swing over to Parkview Field Saturday, June 8 for a TinCaps baseball game.

The game starts at 7:05 p.m., with great food provided 30 minutes prior to the game, and at the ends of the first, third and fifth innings. Seating is available in the Treetops Rooftop party area, which is located directly down the right-field foul line. This unique seating area is modeled after the famous fixtures in the outfield at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, and provides a unique vantage point to take in all the baseball action. There's also plenty of pre-game entertainment and some spectacular post-game fireworks.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. To register, send payment to: University of Saint Francis, Alumni Office, 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. Checks should be made payable to the University of Saint Francis, and the deadline to RSVP is June 1. Please be sure to indicate the number of tickets you want and a phone number or email address where you can be reached. If you have any questions, contact Maria Didier at 260-399-7700, ext. 6410 or mdidier@sf.edu.

65th Reunion for Lutheran Nursing Class of ’48 - 6.20.13

Lutheran alumni from the class of 1948 are invited to attend a luncheon on June 20 at 11 a.m. The luncheon will be held at the Doermer Health Sciences building on the campus of the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne.

Youth Leadership and Ministry Conference - 6.28.13-6.29.13

USF’s Campus Ministry and Peer Ministry students are hosting the second annual Youth Leadership and Ministry Conference. This peer-to-peer youth conference is the only leadership event of its kind in the area. It offers attendees the opportunity to discover God in new and powerful ways — and experience life on the USF campus. To register or get more information visit our website.