Upcoming Events

34th Annual Ventures in Creativity Exhibition - 8.10.2012

The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts hosted the 34th Annual Ventures in Creativity exhibition, which opened on July 14. The exhibit is located in USF's Weatherhead Gallery.

Organized and sponsored by the Fort Wayne Artists Guild, the exhibit will feature a variety of media by local and regional artists. Juried by Indiana artist David Slonim, the exhibition runs through Aug. 10 and is an official Three Rivers Festival event.

Alumni Wine Tasting Event — The Friendly Fox - 8.16.2012

Exclusively for USF alumni, there will be a wine tasting and networking event at The Friendly Fox, 6 p.m., Thursday, August 16. The Friendly Fox is located at 4001 South Wayne Avenue in Fort Wayne.

Cost for this event is $30 per person, and it's limited to the first 75 people who RSVP. So if you're interested, be sure to contact the USF Alumni Office today at 260-399-8037.

USF Convocation - 8.29.2012

The University of Saint Francis will hold its Opening Convocation and Mass at 11 a.m., Aug. 29, signaling the start of USF's academic year. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Catholic Diocese of South Bend-Fort Wayne will be in attendance. Learn more.

Alumni Tent at home football game vs. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point- 9.1.2012

Look for the Alumni Association banner. You'll find a nacho bar, friends and more at the Alumni Tent in the south end zone of D'Arcy Stadium.

Annual Presidential Gala — "Fashionable Art — Apparel from the 20s and 30s" - 9.8.2012

The annual University of Saint Francis Presidential Gala puts the spotlight on Art Deco fashions with its featured exhibition, "Fashionable Art: Apparel from the 1920s and 1930s." The gala opens Saturday, Sept. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Weatherhead Gallery of the Mimi and Ian Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communication. The exhibit runs through Oct. 12.

The gala and exhibition will afford visitors a unique opportunity to see a rare, private collection of significant fashion pieces that exemplify artistic movements of the early 20th century — a period of great social change and experimentation. Through the love of surface embellishment and abstract motifs, graphic design became characteristic of Art Deco style, merging art and fashion unlike any preceding period.

For more information on the exhibit, call the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-7700, ext. 8001. You can also view a sneak peek now.

Alumni Tent at home football game vs. St. Ambrose - 09.08.2012

Enjoy homemade mac & cheese, giveaways and the game while catching up with classmates at the Alumni Tent. Just look for the Alumni Association banner in the south end zone of D'Arcy Stadium.

Fort Wayne Rescue Mission - Service Opportunities - 9.14.2012

Here's a service opportunity for USF alumni, students and employees. You can join a four- to six-person team serving lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, 301 W. Superior Street, Fort Wayne. Available dates are: Friday, Sept. 14; Friday, Oct. 12; and Wednesday, Nov. 28.

To serve at the Rescue Mission, you'll need to wear a ball cap or hair net (provided), closed-toe shoes and a shirt with sleeves. Just contact USF's Center for Service Engagement one week in advance to schedule your service. Call 260-399-8080 or email at serve@sf.edu.

USF Feeds the Fort - 9.17.2012-11.12.2012

USF faculty, staff and students will once again participate in USF Feeds the Fort. The annual community-wide effort raises food donations for Fort Wayne-area food banks and soup kitchens to feed the needy during the holidays.

This year, USF Feeds the Fort is partnering with Galloping Gobbler to meet the food drive's goals. Galloping Gobbler, organized by Mitch Harper, is one of the largest four-mile runs in the country and takes place each year on Thanksgiving Day. Participating runners bring food items as part of their entry fee; last year's run had 3,400 participants.

Homecoming 2012—There's No Place Like Home - 9.21.2012-9.22.2012

Come home and join all the fun during USF's Homecoming 2012 weekend, Friday, Sept. 21 through Saturday, Sept. 22. There are plenty of events and activities to pick from — something for everyone. Just check out the schedule.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21


3-4 p.m. Classes without Quizzes
6 p.m. Alumni Awards and Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner, North Campus gymnasium
7 p.m. USF Men's Soccer Game vs. Indiana Wesleyan University, D'Arcy Stadium
7 p.m. Alumni Tent during soccer game, D'Arcy Stadium, south end zone


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22


9:15 a.m. Check-in for Homecoming Cougar Spirit 5k Run/Walk, Hutzell Athletic Center
10 a.m. Cougar Spirit 5k Run/Walk, Hutzell Athletic Center
10 a.m. Alumni vs. Alumni Men's Soccer Game, D'Arcy Stadium
10 a.m. School of Creative Arts exhibit: "Fashionable Art–Apparel from the 1920s and 1930s," Rolland Art Center, Weatherhead Gallery
11 a.m. Alumni vs. Alumni Softball Game, Softball Field
Noon-6 p.m. Giant Twister, Lawn area between Trinity Hall and Brookside
Noon Alumni Baseball Game, Baseball Field
1 p.m. Alumni Women's Basketball Game, Hutzell Athletic Center
2-4 p.m. USF Nursing Heritage: A Journey through Time, Doermer Health Sciences Building
2:30 p.m. Alumni Men's Basketball Game, Hutzell Athletic Center
4 p.m. "Meet the Coaches" barbeque dinner under the tent, Clare Hall parking lot
4 & 5 p.m. Tailgates, Clare and Bonzel Hall parking lots
7 p.m. USF Football Game vs. Concordia University, D'Arcy Stadium
7 p.m. Alumni Tent, D'Arcy Stadium, south end zone
Fireworks right after Football Game, D'Arcy Stadium


MORE INFORMATION - Homecoming 2012 Complete Schedule

College Go! Week - 9.24.2012-9.29.2012

Here's your chance to get acquainted with the University of Saint Francis. Campus tours and appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday, 9-11 a.m. Call 1-260-399-7700, ext. 6300 or go to our campus tours website to schedule your personalized visit day.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations - 9.29.2012

The University of Saint Francis will recognize Hispanic Heritage Month in September with a number of activities on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Festivities will begin with a Fort Wayne Community 7 vs 7 Soccer Tournament in D'Arcy Stadium from 1-5 p.m. Teams of players ages 14 and older can sign up. Registration will begin at 12:15 p.m.

A festival will also take place in the stadium parking lot area from 1-5 p.m., and will include Loteria games with prizes; cookie decorating; popcorn station; pinata-making; and an art activity for kids.

From 2:30-3:30 p.m., the USF Office of Admissions will offer English and Spanish sessions to explain financial aid, college life and procedures. A Hispanic student panel will contribute to the discussions in room 156 A/B in the Doermer Center. Visitors can also tour campus at 1:15 and 3:45 p.m.

The day will wrap up with a movie and popcorn from 3-5 p.m. in Gunderson Auditorium, Achatz Hall and a Spanish mass at 6 p.m. in the St. Francis Chapel.

USF Day at the Zoo 2012 - 10.6.2012

The ninth annual USF Zoo Day will be Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Zoo hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the cost is $10.50 for adults, $8 for seniors (age 60 and over) and $6 for children ages 2 to 14. Children under 2 are admitted free. Price includes one complimentary ride on one of the following: train ride, sky safari 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 a.m. to 1 p.m. (sandwich, chips, fruit, drink and cookie). Activities including 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 260-399-8037.

Fall Campus Visit Day - Service Opportunities - 10.12.2012

USF volunteers are part of a team serving lunch today from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, 301 W. Superior Street, Fort Wayne. If you'd like to do the same, please note that the next available date is Wednesday, Nov. 28.

If you're interested, just contact USF's Center for Service Engagement one week in advance to schedule your service. Call 260-399-8080 or email at serve@sf.edu. Be prepared to wear a ball cap or hair net (provided), closed-toe shoes and a shirt with sleeves when serving at the Rescue Mission.

Fall Campus Visit Day - 10.13.2012

Saturday, October 13 is Fall Campus Visit Day. It's the perfect time for that student in your life to get to know USF.

The day begins with a welcome from President Sister M. Elise Kriss, who will share what's happening at the university. Then, attendees go into breakout sessions to meet professors and students in their area of interest. Afterward, breakout groups tour the campus, visiting labs, facilities and student recreational areas. There's even a complimentary lunch and the chance to mingle with students from campus clubs, athletics, the alumni office and the "study abroad" area.

As if that weren't enough, everyone who attends is automatically entered to win one of two book scholarships to the USF bookstore. So, be sure to tell your student all about Fall Campus Visit Day. They won't want to miss it. Learn more.

The Future of Sustainability: Impact on Efficiency, Innovation and Profit - 10.18.2012

Mike Robinson, Vice President for Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs for General Motors, will be the keynote speaker for the 19th annual CEO Forum at the University of Saint Francis North Campus on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 8:15-11:45 a.m.

The forum, “The Future of Sustainability: Impact on Efficiency, Innovation and Profit,” is hosted by the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, and will focus on practices that many analysts consider the driver of long-term business success. It is associated with the university’s over-arching “The Future of” lecture series.

Robinson will discuss how sustainability can impact cash flow, generate more profit, increase efficiency and stimulate innovation. He will detail measures taken by GM to respect the environment, save resources and place the company at the forefront of its marketplace, through policies that transform facilities into landfill-free sites and support zero-waste recycling.

Supporting Robinson’s inside view on ways in which America’s successful automotive giant uses sustainable business measures will be a panel of leaders from companies known for environmentally sound and cost-effective practices, who will discuss sustainability from a variety of perspectives.

Panel members are Paul Chodak III, President and Chief Operating Officer for Indiana Michigan Power (IMP) in Fort Wayne, which serves over 582,000 customers; Tom Horter, President and CEO for Bluffton, Ind.-based Alexin LLC, a recycler of scrap aluminum that serves the distribution, machinery, military, medical, electrical, RV/MH and consumer durables markets; Tom Huntington, CEO for WaterFurnace International Inc., a Fort Wayne-based manufacturer and distributor of environmentally friendly and efficient heating and cooling systems; Dave Mathis, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing for Kansas-based Golden Heritage Foods LLC, a honey producer; and Dave Steiner, an environmental attorney and partner in the Fort Wayne legal firm of Barrett & McNagny, who engages in environmental counseling for businesses and individuals.

Dr. Joe Steensma, a USF biology graduate and professor in the school of business, will moderate. Steensma launched Industrial Solutions Group in 1999, growing it into one of the most well-known and respected environmental health and risk management companies in the United States in his 10 years as owner-manager.

The forum can aid a range of professionals, from the small business owner to the executive manager of a large company, to discover how sustainability can give organizations a competitive advantage and position them strategically for the years ahead.

Fall Science Symposium - 10.19.2012

Watch for upcoming information on the Fall Science Symposium.

Alumni Tent at home football game vs. Siena Heights - 10.27.2012

Find the Alumni Association banner in the south end zone of D'Arcy Stadium. Grab a Chicago-style hot dog in the Alumni Tent and get all the latest news from classmates.

Alumni Tent at home football game vs. Taylor - 11.3.2012

Not all the action is on the field. Check out the Alumni Tent in the south end zone of D'Arcy Stadium to enjoy a baked potato bar, giveaways and fun. Just look for the Alumni Association banner.

USF Fall Play "The Will Rogers Follies" - 11.09.12-11.11.12 and 11.16.12-11.18.12

Come to the USF Performing Arts Center at 431 W. Berry Street in downtown Fort Wayne to see USF's School of Creative Arts (SOCA) present "The Will Rogers Follies," Nov. 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18. The show tells the life of humorist and actor Will Rogers who headlined the Ziegfeld Follies.

Opening on Broadway in 1990, "The Will Rogers Follies" ran for nearly a thousand performances and won numerous awards. The SOCA production is directed by Leslie Beauchamp and Todd Frymier with choreography by Abby Ehinger.

Admission is $15 for the general public, and $12 for seniors and children under age 10. Discounts are available for groups. Doors open half an hour before show time for general seating. Learn more about show times and more information about the show.

USF hosting the 2012 AMC8 - 11.13.2012

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, USF will serve as the test site for the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) for middle school students. The competition, known as the AMC 8, is the counterpart to the high school version of the contest, the AMC 10/12, which USF hosted last November.

USF is offering optional two-hour AMC preparatory sessions in the Pope John Paul II Center on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Additional practice materials are available online. Those wishing to register for the AMC 8 should contact Carolyn Exner at cexner@sf.edu or call 260-399-8067.

For additional information about the competition, as well as participants' eligibility for USF math scholarships, learn more here.

Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Treasure House - Service Opportunity - 11.13.2012

Service Opportunities - Alumni, Students, Staff

Here's another service opportunity for USF alumni, students and staff. Help is needed at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission's Treasure House (thrift store) Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1-4 p.m. The Treasure House is located at 2203 S. Lafayette Street, Fort Wayne.

Assistance is also needed at numerous other local agencies. For more information, contact Katrina Boedeker, director of the Center for Service Engagement, at 260.399.8080 or kboedeker@sf.edu.

Health Careers Visit Day - 11.17.2012

Keep this date in mind. More information about Health Careers Visit Day, an admissions event, will be coming soon.

Fort Wayne Galloping Gobbler partners with Feed the Fort - 11.22.2012

Partnering this year with USF to help the university's annual Feed the Fort food drive reach its collection goals, Mitch Harper, organizer of the annual four-mile Thanksgiving Day run known as Galloping Gobbler, invites everyone to turn out for this great event.

The four-mile run starts at 8:30 a.m., Nov. 22 at USF's Hutzell Athletic Center. The run takes participants through Lindenwood Cemetery and ends back at campus. Runners are asked to contribute a food item as part of their entry fee.

This year, over 3,600 runners are expected to participate in the Galloping Gobbler, 200 more than last year. New this year is an additional, longer distance race that will start near the Towpath Trail off W. Jefferson. Learn more about Galloping Gobbler.

Fort Wayne Rescue Mission - Service Opportunities - 11.28.2012

Today, a team of USF volunteers is serving lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, 301 W. Superior Street, Fort Wayne. If you would be interested in doing the same when future dates become available, contact USF's Center for Service Engagement at serve@sf.edu or call 260-399-8080.

Service at the Rescue Mission must be scheduled with the Center for Service Engagement one week in advance of the intended date of service. When serving at the Rescue Mission, volunteers must wear a ball cap or hair net (provided), closed-toe shoes and a shirt with sleeves.

Please note that other service opportunities, besides those at the Rescue Mission, are also available for USF alumni, students and staff. For more information, contact the Center for Service Engagement.

Christmas at USF -12.1.2012, 12.2.2012, 12.8.2012, 12.9.2012

Keep watching for information on all the Christmas festivities at USF.

Fort Wayne Alumni Networking event - 12.6.2012

Information on this December event coming soon.