The University of
Saint Francis 2010 Opening Gala
School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis
has announced the opening reception of Michael Nye:
About Hunger exhibition on Saturday, August 28 from 6 to 9
p.m. The exhibition will run through
September 26 in the John P. Weatherhead Gallery of the Mimi and Ian Rolland
Center for Art and Visual Communication.
Nye is a nationally recognized photojournalist that has documented a variety of
subjects over the past decade from his base studio in San Antonio, Texas. He
personally develops his large format silver gelatin prints and accompanies each
portrait with audio containing voice documentation of each subject. In his
exhibition About Hunger & Resilience, Nye traveled around the United States,
including Fort Wayne documenting individuals and families coping with personal
hunger and the lack of food. The fifty portraits and audio stories reveal the
courage and fragility of those individuals who have experienced hunger. In
simple, eloquent detail, these voices and images draw you closer into their
lives. This exhibition has been made possible through a partnership with the
Fort Wayne Harvest Food Bank.
In Partnership with the Fort Wayne Community
Harvest Food Bank
Sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg LLP
and the University's Center for Service
artwork supplied by Michael Nye
USF Volleyball – Cornhole Tournament
The USF volleyball team is having a cornhole tournament on
Saturday, August 28, 2010 located at Hutzell Athletic Center. The cost is $30
per team (includes entry, burger or brat, chips, and drink) with a maximum of 60
teams to participate. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the tournament begins
at 11 a.m. The championship bracket is at 1:30 p.m. with finals being at 4:00
p.m. The winner of the tournament will receive two custom board sets with USF
Logos (value $150). All proceeds will go directly to the University of Saint
Francis Volleyball team. All cornhole teams will be placed in preliminary pools
and the winners of each pool will be placed in championship brackets. Each match
will be played rally score to 35 and with a 15 minute time-limit.
Brookside Dedication and Blessing
This is a special
invitation for the entire campus community to join us for the Service of
Dedication and Blessing for our restored and renovated Brookside (Bass Mansion)
on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the
Brookside Plaza. Bishop Rhoades has graciously accepted the university's
invitation to preside at this service. Everyone have watched with eagerness over
the past year as workers have diligently applied their specialized skills in the
project of restoring and renovating this beautiful and historic facility. The
university now looks forward to the opportunity to celebrate the completion of
We hope that your
schedules will accommodate your attendance at the Service of Dedication and
Blessing for Brookside. After the Dedication and Blessing there will be an
opportunity to tour the Brookside Mansion.
USF Day at the Zoo
The seventh annual USF Zoo Day will be held on Saturday, September
11, 2010 at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. The Zoo
hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the cost is $9 for adults and seniors
(age 60 and over), $6 for children ages 2 to 14, and children under 2
are free. Price includes one complimentary ride on one of the
following: train, sky ride, carousel, or river ride. The USF lunch and
activities will be located at the Foellinger Theater lawn area. A
complimentary lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(sandwich, chips, fruit, drink, and cookie). Activities include balloon
artists, face painting, a children's entertainer, and more will take
place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets must be obtained
through the University of Saint Francis and cannot be purchased at the
zoo. For more information, please call 260-399-7700 ext. 6402. Click
here to download an order form.
2010 -- "Dealin' Out the Fun"
Friday, October 1
“Classes without Quizzes”
This is the fourth year for this exciting option during Homecoming on
Friday, October 1 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Some of the university’s
talented faculty and staff will offer alumni and their spouses the
opportunity to explore a variety of interesting topics. This is your
chance to return to the classroom without quizzes or tuition fees!
Classes and supplies are at no cost. To register for a class simply call
Jessica Swinford at 260-399-7700 ext. 6411 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org and specify the class you and/or your spouse are
interested in attending. Here are the list faculty and staff and their
3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Forgeries, Vandals, Thefts and Thugs: The Dirty Little
Secrets of the Art Market (Dr. Beth Kuebler-Wolf)
Did you know the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre
in 1911? Or that Rembrandt's Night Watch was attacked three times
by vandals in the 20th century? Or that the Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New York was forced to return a famous Greek vase to
Italy in 2008 because it had been purchased on the black market from a
professional art thief? Would you like to know how the Nazis have
affected museum collection practices in the 21st century?
Although we like to think of art as a higher level of human expression,
art objects are in fact coveted, valuable commodities in a market that
is sometimes above board and sometimes not so squeaky clean. In this
class we will uncover the sometimes shocking, sometimes amazing, always
entertaining history of the art market. (25 people maximum)
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Famous Diamond Talk" (Dr. Larry Wiedman)
Wiedman has been offering this hands-on investigation into Diamonds as a
public service for over thirty years. He annually receives many e-mails
from past students regaling great savings because of knowledge gained
from this hands-on experience. We will talk about the history of
diamonds as tokens of love and the myths surrounding this use. Also how
diamonds are discovered, mined, prepared and sold (it's not how you
think!) and how the market is changing now more than any time in the
last 250 years. Learn from experts what the true "value" is for these
often misunderstood precious stones. Alternative gems will also be fair
game. Promises to be fun, entertaining and educational or your money
will be cheerfully refunded.
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Class is in Session (Tony Didier, BA ‘00)
Close the books, put down your pencil and dance!
Come learn salsa, cha cha, swing, and more from Tony Didier, USF
Class of 2000. No partner is necessary. You only need the love and
desire to dance, be healthy and feel great. Get started today dancing
through the rhythms of the Latin beat!
Since graduating from Saint Francis in
2000, Tony began teaching Latin and ballroom dancing for American Style
Ballroom in Fort Wayne. Tony is an award winning teacher and competes
professionally with his partner Danel Michelle in the Professional Open
American Rhythm category.
Alumni Awards and Athletic Hall of Fame dinner
6 p.m. Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Awards
North Campus gymnasium (formerly Abundant Life Tabernacle)
The following individuals will receive Alumni Awards:
'81, '09—Distinguished Alumna
Dr. B. Matt Hicks
'87—Distinguished Service by
Dr. Chad Rose '02, '05—Distinguished Young Alumnus
Terry Coonan—Honorary Alumnus
The following individuals will receive Athletic Hall of Fame awards:
Clarice (Lund) Koepke
'01 — Softball
Natalie Wiegmann '05 — Women's Soccer
Adam Sherman '05 — Football
The cost of this event is $30 per person. If you are interested in
attending this event, please contact Helen Crowley at 260-399-7700 ext.
6400 to make reservations. You will need to RSVP by
Wednesday, September 22 to attend.
Saturday, October 2
9 a.m. Alumni Baseball Game,
Former baseball players
interested in participating should contact Adam Swinford at
email@example.com by Monday, September 27th.
10 a.m. Alumni Men's Soccer Game,
Former men’s soccer
players interested in participating should contact Andy Denton at
firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 27th.
10 a.m. Arts and Science
Tailgate, Bonzel parking lot
All liberal arts, science
and math alums are invited to the Eighth Annual Arts & Sciences Tailgate
Party. Contact Dr. Larry Wiedman,
email@example.com for additional information.
10 a.m. Alumni vs. Alumni Volleyball
Game, Hutzell Athletic Center
Former volleyball players
interested in participating should contact Jessica Swinford at
firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 27th. Stay and
watch the USF volleyball team warm-up at 11 a.m. before heading to their
game versus Taylor University.
a.m. Exclusive premier of Brookside Mansion documentary by
PBS will be showing at Achatz Hall in the Gunderson auditorium. The
documentary is one hour in length.
– 11:30 a.m. Self-guided tours of the Brookside Mansion.
Supervised by Ed Schaab, Alumni Director and various members of the
12 p.m. USF Football Game vs.
Bishop D'Arcy Stadium
Alumni Tent, south end zone
Visit the Alumni Tent on
the south end zone for free brats and soft drinks. Special stamped
tickets must be presented to enter the tent area. Ask for these
stamped tickets at the ticket booth!
Alumni Awards and
Athletic Hall of Fame 2010 recipients will be honored at half-time of
the football game and brought out onto the football field. Past Athletic
Hall of Fame recipients in attendance will be recognized at half-time of
the football game and brought out onto the football field.
p.m. USF Women's Varsity Soccer team vs. Bethel College,
2:30 – 4 p.m. Self-guided tours of the Brookside Mansion.
Supervised by Ed Schaab, Alumni Director and various members of the
4 p.m. Mass in Saint Francis
Chapel at the west end of Trinity Hall
p.m. Exclusive premier of Brookside Mansion documentary by
PBS will be showing at Achatz Hall in the Gunderson auditorium. The
documentary is one hour in length.
4 p.m. USF Men's Varsity Soccer
team vs. Goshen, Coonan Field
4 p.m. Alumni Women's
Basketball Game, Hutzell Athletic Center
Former women’s basketball
players interested in participating should contact Jessica (Meyer)
email@example.com by Monday, September 27th.
4 – 7 p.m. Alumni Family Dinner, Hutzell
Join the Alumni Family
dinner located in the foyer of Hutzell Athletic Center. ALL alumni and
their families are welcome to attend this event! In addition to the
great food, enjoy the chance to win door prizes and visit with old
5:30 p.m. Alumni Men's Basketball
Game, Hutzell Athletic Center
Former men’s basketball
players interested in participating should contact Head Coach Chad
LaCross at 260-399-7700 ext. 6213 or
firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 27.
9p.m. Opening Reception for Alumni/Faculty Exhibition at
Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center.
This annual tradition
showcases new work by alumni of the School of Creative Arts at the
University of Saint Francis. A wide variety of mediums will be on
display as well as work by the faculty of the School of Creative Arts.
*A special thank you to Greg Smith (BA ’96) for taking the time to
create this year's Homecoming graphic. We appreciate the extra time Greg
has put towards creating wonderful graphic ideas for the various
Homecoming themes over the years! Thank you Greg!
17th Annual CEO Forum
annual CEO Forum, hosted by the Busse School of Business & Entrepreneurial
Leadership will be held on October 21, 2010, in the North Auditorium on the
campus of the University of Saint Francis. It will begin at 8:00 a.m. and
adjourn at 12:15 p.m.
The theme of this
year's Forum will be "Taking Your Business to the Next Profitable Level." The
speakers will be Bill Rasmussen (Founder of ESPN) and Bill Polian (President,
Indianapolis Colts). Bob Taylor (Do It Best) will be the moderator. The panel
members will include Michael Christman (Fort Wayne Newspapers), Terry Growcock
(Manitowoc-Retired Chairman & CEO), Dane Miller (Biomet), Debra Niezer (AALCO),
Mike Packnett (Parkview), R.Scott Trumbull (Franklin Electric), Michael Westrick
(Solstice and Former CEO Innotek), Lena Yarian (Junior Achievement). TOWERbank
is the corporate sponsor of the Forum.
information, call 260-399-7700, extension 8310 or 8300.
Redeemer Catholic Radio WLYV AM 1450 teaming up
with USF Athletics starting this fall
Redeemer Catholic Radio AM 1450
WLYV and the University of Saint Francis athletic department have entered into a
new agreement for the next three years to bring Fort Wayne region listeners
Redeemer Radio Executive
Director Dave Stevens and USF Director of Athletics Mark Pope made the news
public at the end of July that the Catholic Radio station will carry live all
USF football games beginning with the 2010 season. In addition, Redeemer Radio
will carry USF Men's and Women's basketball games using a 'Game of the Week'
format beginning in January 2011.
Stevens said that he was pleased
to announce that the Cougar broadcast team of Joe Parson, Phil Houk and Art
Mandelbaum will return for their 13th season. Joe Parson returns as
the 'Voice of the Cougars' to handle the play-by-play while Phil Houk and Art
Mandelbaum return to provide both color commentary and sideline reports.
Cougar football fans can add
'Cougar Connection' to pre-game tailgating festivities around Bishop D'Arcy
Stadium and beyond starting one hour before every kickoff. Cougar Connection
will deliver features from a variety of USF departments culminating with a
15-minute coaches show leading into the game.
"We believe the Franciscan
tradition of USF has a natural synergy with the Redeemer Radio programming that
broadcasts the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith," Stevens says.
"USF Football and Basketball
broadcasts are a perfect complement to our High School and CYO sports
broadcasts," Stevens continued. "Redeemer Radio is entering its fourth season
broadcasting Bishop Dwenger and Bishop Luers Football and Basketball games in
addition to CYO Football. We bring Regional and State Championship quality high
school broadcasts with Dwenger and Luers and now Redeemer Radio will broadcast
USF National Championship Football and Basketball."
"We are extremely pleased to
announce a new relationship with Redeemer Radio," Pope said. "As an institution
rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan traditions of Faith and Reason, this a
perfect match in our mission at USF, which is to engage a diverse community in
learning, leadership and service. We're especially excited that our USF alumni
will be able to listen to USF broadcasts on the World Wide Web thanks to the
streaming capability of
Redeemer Radio, Catholic Radio,
AM 1450, WLYV Fort Wayne, is a listener-supported, station reaching thousands
within a 50-mile radius of Fort Wayne and around the world on the web at
The mission of Redeemer Radio is to evangelize, educate, and serve the
Catholic community and others who are seeking more information about the
Mark Your Calendars
Department of Athletics Presents
An Evening with...
Friday, October 8, 2010
- 8:00 PM
of Saint Francis - North Campus Auditorium
The Association will perform in the intimate setting of the North
Campus Auditorium on the campus of the University of Saint Francis -
only 500 seats are available. Reserved Tickets are $25 - all
Proceeds to benefit the USF Department of Athletics.
"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 email@example.com.
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.
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
THREE SFC ALUMNAE ELECTED TO THE LEADERSHIP OF THE
SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS OF PERPETUAL ADORATION
Sisters Ann Kathleen Magiera, ’74, Dorothy Speckhals,
’64 and Marilyn Oliver,’62 were elected to the leadership of SSFPA (also
known as the Provincial Council) on July 2, 2010. These sisters will
serve in this capacity for the next four years. As such, they will
provide leadership to the sisters in the Eastern Province based in
Mishawaka, IN. The Sisters are involved in healthcare, education and
other ecclesial ministries, one of which is the University of Saint
Francis in Fort Wayne. The other provinces of this international
congregation are in Colorado Springs, CO, Olpe, Germany and the
Philippines. Pictured below are the entire Leadership group.
Bottom Row, l to r: Sister Clare Reuille, Sister
Margaret Mary Mitchel, Sister Angela Mellady (Provincial Superior), and
Sister Ann Kathleen Magiera, '74.
Top row, l to r: Sister Marilyn Oliver, '62,
Sister Dorothy Speckhals, '64, Sister Madonna Rougeau, and Sister Jane
||Sister JoEllen Scheetz (BA '56), former President of Saint
Francis College, visited USF on August 4. While here, she especially
enjoyed seeing the renovated and restored Brookside (formerly known as
the Bass Mansion). Sister JoEllen was President of Saint Francis College
from 1970-1993. She presently resides at Our Lady of the Angels Convent
in Mishawaka, IN.
Sister Elaine Brothers (BS '71, MS '77) will
be joining the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services (SSFHS) in Mishawaka,
Indiana at the end of August as their Corporate Vice President of
Education. She has a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education degree from St.
Louis University and did Postgraduate work at Xavier University in Cincinnati.
She will be working with the Education Departments in all of the SSFHS's
Sandi (Jackson) Snyder (BA '78) retired in June and
moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sandy taught English for 32 years and
31 of those years in Archbold Area Schools in Archbold, Ohio.
|Julie Foust-Swihart's (BSN '93) daughter,
Libby Swihart, is pictured running barrels at the Marion County Fair.
Libby took first place in Showmanship, Pleasure Driving, Reinsmanship,
and Production Class. Libby is riding her Aribian, named Kizmit and took
second place with a 23 second barrel run.
||Sharon Smith (BS '97, MS '08) was named East Allen County
School's 'Teacher of the Year' for 2010. Sharon stated she is the first
Special Education teacher to ever win for the district.
Traci (Carey) Kerr (BS '98) and husband Jim welcomed
their second child, Jessilyn Genevieve Kerr on July 16, 2010. She weighed 9
pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. She joins big brother, Ethan.
Christine (Brown) Newmark (BS ’00) and husband Neil
welcomed their third child, Andrew Robert Newmark, on June 30, 2010. Andrew weighed 9 pounds, 14
ounces and was 22 inches long. He joins siblings Caitlyn and William.
Katie (Parker) Larkins (BS ’02) and husband Troy
welcomed their second child, Benjamin Alan Larkins on August 9, 2010. He weighed
9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 23 inches long. He joins big sister, Taylor.
Sarah (Hudon) Miller (BS '03) married Adam
Miller on August 1, 2009. They welcomed their first child, Dylan John
Miller on June 28, 2010. He was 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was19 3/4
Ashlee (McClure) Haney (AS ’07 & BS '07) gave birth to
Emma Noel on May 7, 2010. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and
was 19 inches long. She is joined by big sister, Addison.
Matt Landry (BBA '07) graduated from the Methodist
Theological School in Ohio with a Master's of Divinity. He was commissioned by
the Indiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church for full-time
ministry. Pastor Matt is the pastor of the First United Methodist Church of
|We have added the "Love Connections" section to the E-Newsletter and
are always looking for more stories. We would like to collect stories of
USF Alumni who married USF Alumni. We would publish them in the
E-newsletter and the Mirror Magazine. If you would like to
submit a story, please email Jessica (Meyer) Swinford '98, '10 Assistant
Alumni Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
We are adding a new element to our E-newsletters. Any alumni that would
like to send in a prayer request may do so by replying to this email or
email@example.com. The Sisters of St.
Francis of Perpetual Adoration in Mishawaka, Indiana, pray around the
clock, 24/7/365 for special intentions that are sent to them. These
same sisters sponsor the University of Saint Francis. The prayer
requests will remain anonymous and will not be published in future
electronic newsletters or Mirror magazines.
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