Club and Organization Descriptions
Art Education Society
The Art Education Society is a club for all Art Education majors at the University of Saint Francis. For information contact Rick Cartwright. Among the purposes of the club are the following:
- Provide an effective transition from art education preparation to professional practice.
- Maintain a high standard of quality art education on campus and in the community.
- Gain greater insight and perspective about the teaching of art and contemporary concepts in art education.
- Sponsor service projects such as speaker, symposia, exhibitions, etc.
- Promote an exchange of ideas in substantive art education.
- Promote art education and all areas of the visual arts as a career choice.
Among the activities that the club participates in are the Annual Indiana Art Education State Meeting, FAME Festival activities, as well as working with Reggio Emilia Program at Whitney Young School in Fort Wayne. The club is currently applying for membership as a student chapter of the National Art Education Association.
Student Art League
Student Art League is for the benefit of USF art students with a concentration in Fine and Fine/Commercial Art. However, all USF art students are welcome to participate. The goals of the Art Student League are to further educate students outside the classroom by providing opportunities to visit artists and galleries, inviting guest speakers, helping students develop their portfolios and exhibition records and prepare for graduate school, and giving added opportunities for critiques. It is also to provide a social environment for art students which allows them to share experiences that help organize and unify art students as a group.
The purpose of the Eco Club is to provide an open forum for student environmental concerns; educate and promote awareness of environmental issues in our communities including the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne and Allen County; serve the community in the best interest of the environment; uphold the Franciscan value of respecting creation and using resources wisely; and maintain Earth Day events. Membership is open to any University of Saint Francis student currently enrolled in classes.
Educators in Action
Educators in Action is an organization geared toward elementary, secondary and special education majors. The organization is involved in services and social activities on campus and in the Fort Wayne area. Educators in Action participates in community outreach by volunteering at local schools, by participating in Jesters and by involvement in Junior Achievement and Big Brother-Big Sisters of Allen County. Meetings have covered such topics as first year teachers, legal issues and teachers rights.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
FCA is for any student who wants to learn more about Christianity. FCA does not promote or criticize any church or religion. FCA exists to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches. FCA is not just for Athletes. This student lead group meets Monday evenings at 9:00 p.m. in the Campus Ministry building.
The Film Club provides an opportunity for students to gather in a controlled setting to study particular landmark films. Background is given on the importance of the film and discussion is held afterwards. Some students will present commentary on films they are interested in
Intramural sports offer USF students a wide variety of athletic/recreational activities throughout the school year. Under the direction of the Office of Co-Curricular Activities and Athletics, Intramural sports encourage enjoyment, social interaction, equality of play and sportsmanship.
Orientation team leaders are responsible for assisting new students in their transition into the University of Saint Francis community. The O-Team experience provides the opportunity to become an effective small group facilitator, build a productive and supportive team, expand knowledge of the USF community, and meet new students while having a great time. O-Team selection takes place in the Spring for the following school year.
The University of Saint Francis student newspaper gives students the opportunity to write about and photograph campus and club events. Usually an eight page production, the Paw Print gives students a chance to work in all areas of newspaper production including writing, photography, editing, layout, and pre-press production. The Paw Print is available in all university buildings on the publication dates.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
The Residence Hall Association is the major programming and legislative organization for the residence halls. The RHA provides a representative voice for the residents living in the residence halls at University of Saint Francis. Executive Board membership consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The board will have representation from each Residence Hall Council. Members consist of residential students that have a sincere desire to improve and contribute to residential life on campus.
Residence Hall Council (RHC)
The Residence Hall Council is the primary governing body for each residence hall. Each RHC has representation on the Residence Hall Association Executive Board. RHC members are involved in programming for their specific hall. They also work closely with RHA and the Residence Life staff in programming efforts for the entire residential community. Membership includes a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Wing Representatives, and any residential students that wish to improve and contribute to the quality of live within the residence hall.
The University of Saint Francis Student SIGGRAPH chapter is dedicated to the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques. ACM SIGGRAPH is an international organization. The group holds regular meetings, works on chapter projects and presents student film showings for the university and the community. Each year the chapter sends representatives to the national conference.
Student Activities Council
In conjunction with the Office of Co-Curricular Activities, the Student Activities Council is responsible for the planning and coordinating campus activities and events including dances, lectures, trips, and special programs. The Activities Council strive to provide events to meet the needs and interests of all students; commuter, resident, and non-traditional.
The student Activities Council is under the direct supervision of the Director of Co-Curricular Activities. Membership is open to all students. The Council itself is comprised of Council Members and Coordinators.
Students are invited to attend the meetings of the Student Activities Council so that they may take part in the service training sessions sponsored by the council throughout the year. If time constraints prevent a student from becoming a member of SAC, she or he may offer input either by taking advantage of surveys conducted by the Student Activities Council.
Student Nurses Association
The Student Nurses Association at the University of Saint Francis is a chapter of the Indiana Association of Nursing Students (IANS) and the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). The varied activities of SNA encourage growth as a professional nurse.
Originally organized by a student who had a passion for physical activity and individual expression, dance and stress relief, this campus organization exists to offer an organized outlet for such expression and recreation. Trim-Line combines individual expression in the forms of dance and aerobics to produce one fun hour of fitness by means of various styles of music. Trim-Line is similar to Zumba, however, it is in no way affiliated with Zumba. This student-led group typically meets weekly and any USF student, staff or faculty member is welcome to attend. Individuals may participate at whatever level they feel comfortable as there is no attendance policy.
The Singers are a credit course and can be taken for audit or no credit. They perform a wide range of choral literature for university activities and special concerts. In addition, they will perform a Fall and Spring concert.