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VOLUME 11, ISSUE 7      June 2010





Future Fort Wayne Alumni Networking Events


TinCaps Baseball game


One final time, former University of Saint Francis men's basketball coach Jeff Rekeweg basked in the Fort Wayne spotlight on Saturday night along with his staff and some members of the NAIA National Champion Cougars.

Prior to the Fort Wayne TinCaps game against Beloit, the TinCaps introduced the national champion Cougars to what was a growing crowd at Parkview Field on a warm, muggy early evening along the first base side of the field in front of the TinCaps dugout. The Cougars waved to the crowd and received a warm welcome from the TinCaps fans after getting introduced by 'Caps PA man Jim Shovlin. It was also USF Alumni Night at Parkview Field, so the Cougars were well represented in numbers which included USF President Sister Elise Kriss.

Then Rekeweg took part in the TinCaps 'first pitch' pre-game activity before settling into seats along the third-base line complements of the TinCaps.

This was the third time a professional team in Fort Wayne paid tribute to USF for winning the 2010 NAIA Division II National Basketball Championship back in March.

Rekeweg resigned as head coach after 14 seasons to take the job at Northwood University in Midland, Mich. Chad LaCross was soon after named head coach of the Cougars.

Article written by USF's Sports Information Director Bill Scott

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Future 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 per person (ages 2 and up).


Contact the Alumni Office at (260) 399-7700 ext. 6411 or email twalzer@sf.edu 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.


Click here to download the order form.




USF Selects LaCross as 6th Head Basketball Coach


Patience and persistence has paid off for Chad LaCross.

USF Director of Athletics Mark A. Pope announced on May 4 that LaCross, 31, has been selected as the next University of Saint Francis men's basketball coach.

LaCross has served as USF associate head coach the last two seasons and completed his seventh season as either an associate or assistant coach. He has served as USF head men's and women's golf coach the past five years and started the women's program. He will relinquish his duties as head golf coach. "I'm excited about this tremendous opportunity," LaCross said. "There's no other place I'd rather be. We've got a great group of players returning and we're looking forward to another great season in 2010-11.

"I'd like to thank coach (Jeff) Rekeweg for giving me the opportunity and responsibility the last several years to prepare me for this step in my career. I have learned from Rek as well assistant coach Gay Martin. I'd also like to thank USF President Sister Elise (Kriss), Provost Rolf Daniel and the Leadership Team for their trust and confidence in me to lead the USF basketball program."

"Whenever a coaching change occurs, my first inquiry is to determine whether the program is going in the right direction. In the case of USF Men's Basketball, there is no doubt that this program is going in exactly the right direction - both on and off the court," Pope emphasized.

"Not only did this team win the National Championship, but they earned a 3.0 GPA and devoted countless hours to community activities and charities," Pope added. "Chad LaCross is a vital part of this team, having devoted seven years to our program, the last two as Associate Head Coach. Chad will continue the excellence that defines USF Men's Basketball."

LaCross replaces Jeff Rekeweg, who led USF to the 2010 NAIA Division II National Championship as the 15th-seed. Rekeweg resigned in April to accept the head coach position at Northwood University (NCAA Division II) in Midland, Mich.

LaCross was a two-time, first-team NAIA All-American at Tri-State University (now Trine University), left as the TSU career scoring leader (2,650 points) and is a member of the TSU/TU Athletic Hall of Fame, inducted in September 2006. He was 2000-01 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Player of the Year after leading NAIA Division II in scoring and averaging a double-double (points and rebounds). In 33 games, LaCross scored 901 points averaging 27.3 points per game including a school-record 51 against Indiana Tech in the WHAC Tournament.

After earning his degree in sports and recreation, he played professional basketball for the Dodge City Legend in the United States Basketball League and in Mexico.

A 1997 East Noble High School graduate (Kendallville, IN), LaCross was a member of the 1997 Indiana All-Star Team. He was named MVP in the Journal-Gazette Nancy Rehm Border Wars Game. He scored 492 points his senior season at East Noble, the third best single-season in Knights' history. He finished with 892 career points, No. 10 on the ENHS career list. And the best was yet to come.

USF Track and Field Results

Though Jean Marqueling was hopeful of a top 10 finish, someday she will look back with perspective and take some consolation from her final competition for the University of Saint Francis.

A junior who will leave USF with an X-ray technician degree, Marqueling finished 13th in the discus in the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 29 at the Indiana Wesleyan University Athletic Complex. Marqueling produced her best attempt on her second attempt in Flight 2 with a throw of 140 feet, 4 inches (42.77 meters). Her third attempt clanged off the right net pole, and then, in the seventh of nine finals slots, it was a matter of waiting out the third flight.

Unfortunately, the third flight included three competitors who would finish 1-2 and 5 in the finals. The fifth thrower in the third flight knocked Marqueling down to the 10th slot and out of a shot at the finals.

Though disappointed she didn't make the finals, she posed and smiled for photos with teammate Matt Truttling, head coach Sarah Thrall and assistant coach Adam Longsworth. Members of her family congratulated her for a strong effort and she smiled and thanked them all for supporting her.

Based on her seed, No. 18 with a qualifying throw of 142-1 in the Mid-Central College Conference meet at the end of April, she shouldn't have even been in contention for a spot in the finals. Instead she finished 13th out of the field of 30 entries.

And she also could take heart that despite her place in the discus, it didn't diminish her accomplishment in the hammer -- a winner and NAIA All-American.

Based on her seed, No. 18 with a qualifying throw of 142-1 in the Mid-Central College Conference meet at the end of April, she shouldn't have even been in contention for a spot in the finals. Instead she finished 13th out of the field of 30 entries.

And she also could take heart that despite her place in the discus, it didn't diminish her accomplishment in the hammer -- a winner and NAIA All-American.



Basketball Camps Run by Men's Head Coach Chad LaCross


Download the 2010 Basketball camp brochure here.

Fundamental Boarding Camp

When: July 12 – July 16
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: University of Saint Francis
Who: Boys and Girls entering grades 4 – 9
Camp ends Friday at noon.
Cost: $260 for boarding--3 meals day, $200 for commuters--2 meals day

A camp with a curriculum designed for the grade school or junior high player wanting to develop a wide variety of skills and have fun in individual and team games. Campers are grouped by age and ability for instruction and competition with awards for each level. An ideal camp for the first-time camper, yet challenging for the experienced player.



Indiana Goalkeeper Academy--Fort Wayne Challenge Camps


Dates: High School - July 19-23, 2010 and
U9-U14 - July 26-30, 2010

Time: High School - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and
U9-U14 5:30-8:30 pm.

Location: University of St. Francis
Cost: $185
: 15 hours of instruction, top class staff of college coaches, use of USF soccer facilities, one pair of Uhlsport gloves, IGA Uhlsport t-shirt, Uhlsport water bottle, and ongoing consultation.

Camp Format: All training will take place outdoors at University of Saint Francis and all sessions will be lead by IGA Director Miles Glynn who will be supported by other college goalkeeper coaches. Training sessions will be fun, fast paced, and will present appropriate challenges for all levels of goalkeepers. Players will be assigned to groups based on age and ability. Each training day will consist of three hours of training to address the physical, psychological, technical, and tactical demands of the position. All training is directly related to match situations.

Registration & Info at www.igasoccer.com - IGA Director Miles Glynn: milesglynn@gmail.com or 317-531-1717

Camp Director: Miles Glynn is the founder and director of Indiana Goalkeeper Academy. Coach Glynn played at Mount St. Clare College (now Ashford University) in Iowa and now resides in Indianapolis, IN. In addition to directing IGA, Coach Glynn has served in the following roles: Indiana ODP Head Goalkeeper Coach, Butler University Men's Goalkeeper Coach (NCAA Division 1), IUPUI Women's Goalkeeper Coach (NCAA Division 1), Anderson University Men's & Women's Assistant Coach, ODP Region II Girls Goalkeeping Staff Coach, Director of Goalkeeping: FC Pride Soccer Club, Noblesville United Soccer Club, Indianapolis Premier Soccer Club, Indiana Youth Soccer Youth Module Coaching Education Instructor. Coach Glynn holds the USSF National C License, USSF National Goalkeeping License, USSF National Youth License, NSCAA Goalkeeping Level II Diploma, and is Red Cross CPR Certified.



Cheerleading Camps & Clinics


Private Stunt Clinics from the Cougar Cheer Team
Stunt Clinics are offered on an individual and team basis throughout the year. University of Saint Francis coaches and cheerleaders instruct the camps and clinics. Camps can and will be customized to your individual needs. We offer instruction in fundamentals, technique, jumps, and stunting. All camps can be scheduled around your schedule at your school.

For more information on Cougar Cheer Camps, to register, or to inquire about special pricing, please contact Nicole Henline in the Cougar Spirit Office or call (260) 399-7700 ext 6210.



University of Saint Francis Offers Pre-College Summer Music Technology Academy

The School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis will host a pre-college summer Music Technology Academy, available to high school students in grades 9 through 12. Classes will run from July 6 through July 23 (three-week term), Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the North Campus facilities, 2702 Spring Street.

The academy provides meaningful training in the musical arts and guides students as they create their own digital recordings utilizing the university’s music technology studios and MIDI lab. Each day's activities include both group classes and individual instruction.

The cost is $85 per student and includes tuition, lunch and all materials. For a registration form or further information, contact the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-7700, ext. 8001.


University of Saint Francis Offers Art Classes for Children

The School of Creative Arts has announced summer art classes for children in grades 1 through 6 in the "Art in the Morning" Youth Art Program. The classes will run from July 6 through July 30 (four-week term), Monday through Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center on Leesburg Road. This program is made possible through the generous support of the Foellinger Foundation.

Area art teachers and art education majors will instruct children in drawing, painting, printmaking, multi-media, and ceramics. All art materials and a daily snack will be provided.

The cost is $75 for each child and includes all materials and instructional fees. Scholarships are available to those students who receive the Free and Reduced Lunch Program at their respective schools. For a registration form or further information, contact the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-7700, ext. 8001.


The Annual Three Rivers Invitational Exhibition at USF


The School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis will host the opening of its annual Three Rivers Invitational Exhibition at the John P. Weatherhead Gallery in the Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center off Leesburg Road on Saturday, July 10 from 7 to 9 p.m.


This exhibition will encompass more than 60 artists on display from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio. A variety of media will be exhibited including oils, watercolors, illustration, mixed-media, photography, ceramics, metalcraft, and sculpture. There will be works of art for every interest.


Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. For more information, call 260-399-7700 ext. 8001.



Cougar Golf Challenge


The 6th Annual University of Saint Francis Cougar Golf Challenge will take place on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Coyote Creek Golf Club with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Registration and lunch will take place from 12 - 12:50 p.m. The entry fee is $90.00 per person or $360 per team. Entry fee includes greens fees, cart, driving range, and dinner following the round. Please make checks payable to: University of Saint Francis. Mail entry to: University of Saint Francis, Attn: Chad LaCross, 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, IN  46808.

You may download the brochure here. Entries must be received by Friday, July 31. The field is limited to the first 144 players or 36 teams. Date of receipt of check or cash will establish priority.


The Cougar Golf Challenge is a fundraiser to help the Men's and Women's Golf team and Men's Basketball team at USF. We appreciate your support. If inclement weather forces a "Rain Out," all entry fees will be considered a contribution; however, a certificate for a round of golf with cart at Coyote Creek Golf Club will be forwarded to you.


For additional information or questions, please contact Chad LaCross at 260-399-7700 ext 6213.




The University of Saint Francis 2010 Opening Gala

The 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.

Michael 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.  http://www.michaelnye.org/

In Partnership with the Fort Wayne Community Harvest Food Bank
Sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg LLP and the University's Center for Service Engagement.

artwork supplied by Michael Nye





School of Creative Arts Welcomes Two New Faculty Members


Internationally recognized artist Scott Ziegler will join the School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis this fall.


Ziegler began his career as a toy designer after graduating from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelors of Arts in Fine Arts, sculpting for companies including Disney, McDonalds, and Sega. After leaving the toy industry, Ziegler pursued both a Masters in Education from Loyola University Chicago and a Masters in Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University. He was selected as an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly magazine in 2006, and was a featured artist for the magazine in 2009 when the article “The Pursuit of Perfection” was published. His work was also selected for publication in Clay Times magazine and was included in “500 Tiles,” published by Lark Books.


Ziegler's work has been juried into many competitive national and international exhibitions in recent years including the "12th Beijing International Art Exposition", the "5th World Ceramic Biennale 2009 Korea International Competition," and "Biennial 25" at the South Bend Museum of Art.


"As an instructor, my goal is to help students develop the ability to express and articulate themselves, navigate through the problem-solving process, and acquire the technical and formal knowledge related to their specific areas of study," said Ziegler. "By teaching in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis, I'm excited to be able to make both a personal and a professional contribution to the university and to the field of ceramics."


Liz Holzman, three-time Emmy Award winning Director and Producer for "Animaniacs" and "Pinky and the Brain" will be coming to Fort Wayne this summer to direct the Computer Animation Program at the university. Ms. Holzman has a thirty year career in animation, having worked on many projects for various studios, including Walt Disney, Universal, Warner Brothers, Film Roman. She has worked in the Animation Industry as a Producer, Director, Writer, Story Artist, Character Designer and Animator, and on many different types of projects, from feature films to television series and commercials. Liz studied at Mills College and the California Institute of the Arts where she received her MFA in Film Graphics.


Although Liz has a broad background with many interests, her primary areas of focus are story and story structure and character development. Liz is also strongly interested in painting and music. Her work in telling visual story and managing artists has led her to teaching which she finds both inspirational and personally rewarding. She is looking forward to coming to Fort Wayne and making a creative contribution here.



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 11a.m. to 1 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.



Homecoming Weekend 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 jswinford@sf.edu and specify the class you and/or your spouse are interested in attending. Here are the list faculty and staff and their exciting topics:


3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

A.    "World Famous Diamond Talk" (Dr. Larry Wiedman)

Dr. 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.

B.    Dance 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:

                        Audrey Riley '81, '09—Distinguished Alumna

                        Dr. B. Matt Hicks '87—Distinguished Service by an Alumnus

                        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.              Mass in Saint Francis Chapel at the west end of Trinity Hall



9:00 a.m.         Alumni Baseball Game, Baseball Field

Former baseball players interested in participating should contact Adam Swinford at adam.swinford@fwcs.k12.in.us by Monday, September 27th.



10 a.m.            Alumni Men's Soccer Game, Coonan Field

Former men's soccer players interested in participating should contact Andy Denton at waynedento@yahoo.com 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, lwiedman@sf.edu 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 jswinford@sf.edu 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.



10 – 11:30 a.m.   Self-guided tours of the Brookside Mansion. Supervised by Ed Schaab, Alumni Director and various members of the Alumni Cabinet.



12 p.m.            USF Football Game vs. Malone,

                        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.



2:30 – 4 p.m.   Self-guided tours of the Brookside Mansion. Supervised by Ed Schaab, Alumni Director and various members of the Alumni Cabinet.


4 p.m.              Mass in Saint Francis Chapel at the west end of Trinity Hall


4 p.m.              Alumni Women's Basketball Game, Hutzell Athletic Center

Former women's basketball players interested in participating should contact Jessica (Meyer) Swinford at jswinford@sf.edu by Monday, September 27th.



4 – 7 p.m.        Alumni Family Dinner, Hutzell Athletic Center

Join the Alumni Family Barbeque 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 friends.



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 clacross@sf.edu by Monday, September 27.



7 – 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!



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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 moliver@sf.edu. 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!



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News and Notes


Four USF Sisters to celebrate their Jubilees


On June 19, 2010, four sisters presently working at the USF will celebrate important anniversaries of their religious commitment. Three of the sisters are celebrating their 50th anniversary as Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration. Sisters Mary Evelyn Govert, Carol Meyers and Marilyn Oliver, all began their college education together in 1957 at St. Francis College before they entered the Convent. Sister Carol Meyers, Professor of Chemistry, has served as faculty for 39 years. Sister Mary Evelyn has taught Philosophy/Theology at USF for eighteen years, as Registrar for seven years and is now serving as the Director of Mission Effectiveness at USF. Sister Marilyn, after serving in the education and healthcare ministries for most of her life, is now serving as Director of Planned Giving at USF. Sister Anita Holzmer, who is celebrating 40 years as a Sister of Saint Francis, has served for over 30 years in elementary schools as teacher and principal. For the past five years Sister has been an instructor in the Theology Department at USF and is also serving as Director of the Center for Franciscan Spirit and Life on the USF campus. We thank these sisters for their many years of service to the Church and to the University of Saint Francis!





Robert and Donna (Zeigler) Carteaux ('60) celebrated 50 years of marriage on May 28, 2010.





Erin Patton-McFarren (BA '99) started a bike and skateboarding club this past spring at Shawnee Middle School where she works as a Librarian. As interest grew, Patton-McFarren reached out to her friends tied to the BMX industry and asked whether there was anything they could do to help the club. Eventually, a friend got ahold of BMX biking great Matt Hoffman's company, Hoffman Bikes, which donated a bike.





Brenda (Schlegel) Wagner (AS '00) gave birth to Austin Lee Wagner on April 27, 2010. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 ½ inches long. Brenda, husband Chad, and Austin are all doing well.


Shannon (Dunbar) Meyers (BSE '02) and husband Luke welcomed a second son, Cohen Luke, on April 22, 2010. Cohen weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 ½ inches long. He joins big brother Camden.


Megan (Donley) Bates (BA '04) gave birth to Elizabeth Mary Bates on April 12, 2010. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 ½ inches long.





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 jswinford@sf.edu 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 USF family.



Prayer Requests


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 to jswinford@sf.edu. 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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