Upcoming Events

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. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online. 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 at 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. To register or obtain more information, visit our website.

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. For more information, visit our website.

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.

Download the Formula 4 Life registration form.

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.

Future of Education - 6.05.13

Watch for more information on USF’s “Future of” education series. Coming your way soon!

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 30 minutes prior to the game and at the end of the first, third and fifth innings. Seating is available in the Treetops Rooftop party area 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 special vantage point to take in all the baseball action. Plus, there’s plenty of excitement with pre-game entertainment and spectacular post-game fireworks.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children and may be purchased online.

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, go to our website.

Cougar Classic 2013 - 8.02.13

Co-hosted by Keith Busse and NFL star Jason Fabini, the second annual Cougar Classic takes place on Friday, August 2 at Bridgewater Golf Club in Auburn, Ind. The event is a great opportunity for supporters of USF Athletics to play 18 holes of golf, enjoy fun and fellowship, and help the university’s student athletes excel.

The Cougar Classic includes an 8:30 a.m. registration and 10:30 a.m. tee-off, with breakfast and lunch provided, as well as entry to the awards reception, which features heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The VIP reception will be held the evening before the golf outing – Thursday, August 1 – at Fabini’s home.

Co-founder and chairman of Steel Dynamics Inc., Busse is also a USF alumnus, trustee and namesake for the university’s Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership. Fabini, a Fort Wayne native, played for 11 years in the National Football League for the New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins. Today, he is employed with Merrill Lynch and engages in charity work.

This exciting event offers numerous sponsorship levels. For more information on the Cougar Classic, visit our website.

USF Alumni & Greater Lakes Region Collaboration Bus Trip - 8.14.13

Mark your calendar for this exciting event - the Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds day baseball game. More information to come!

Zoo Day - 9.14.13

Zoo Day offers lots of fun. Information coming soon – so, keep a lookout!

Homecoming Weekend - 10.11.13-10.12.13

Stay tuned for all the details about Homecoming. Information is coming soon!