Upcoming Events

Alumni/Faculty Exhibition - 10.27.2012-12.16.2012

The Alumni/Faculty Exhibition will be on display in USF's Weatherhead Gallery from Oct. 27 through Dec. 16, with the opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m.

An annual favorite, the exhibition includes recent works by School of Creative Arts graduates, as well as current and retired SOCA faculty. A wide variety of media and artistic approaches will be on view. In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the gallery will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23.

Fort Wayne Alumni "Yuletide the World Over" event in Brookside - 12.14.2012

Join other University of Saint Francis graduates, their spouses and guests for "Yuletide the World Over." Share the joy of the season as you and friends travel the world in beautifully decorated Brookside, experiencing other countries' holiday traditions.

You'll enjoy tasting wines and beer, and sampling authentic, traditional holiday hors d'oeuvres from the following countries: France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Mexico, and Switzerland. You'll also have a chance to win a sumptuous group dinner at a favorite local restaurant.

This festive open house goes from 6:30-9 p.m., cost is $10 per person, and guests are welcome. Attire is dressy casual, and parking is available at Trinity Hall. If you have questions, please call Debra at 260-399-8037.

Saint Francis Faculty Lecture Series - 12.16.2012

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 come hear "An Eastern Christian Assessment of Vatican II," presented by Dr. Adam DeVille at 3 p.m., Dec. 16 in the North Campus auditorium.

Figurative Ceramics: Lisa Clague, Nancy Kubale, and Diana Farfan - 1.19.2013-2.17.2013

This exhibition, featuring the works of nationally recognized ceramic artists Lisa Clague, Nancy Kubale and Diana Farfan, will be on display Jan. 19 to Feb. 17, 2013 in USF's Weatherhead Gallery. The opening reception will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m.

While all three artists focus on the figure as a form of expression, each brings a unique aesthetic to her works. Lisa Clague and Nancy Kubale are from North Carolina and emerging artist Diana Farfan is from Columbia, South Carolina.

Saint Francis Faculty Lecture Series - 1.20.2013

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 come hear "Sacrificing Truth for Comfort," presented by Dr. Lewis Pearson at 3 p.m., Jan. 20 in the North Campus auditorium.

USF Day on, Not Off-MLK Day - 1.21.2013

On January 21, 2013, across the United States we will celebrate the national holiday honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As they have since 1994, thousands will remember Dr. King by joining hands and forces to serve their communities. Learn more.

Saint Francis Faculty Lecture Series Special Event - 2.1.2013

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 come hear a special lecture, "Trent and Vatican II: Two Anniversaries of Two Misunderstood Councils," presented by John O'Malley, SJ, of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., at 7 p.m., Feb. 1 in the North Campus auditorium.

USF Offering Saturday Morning Art Classes for Children - 2.2.2013-4.20.2013

Registration is open for Saturday morning art classes for children through the School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis. Classes are for children in grades 1-8 and will be held 9-11 a.m. on Saturdays, February 2 through April 20.

Students will be introduced to a variety of processes, artists and cultures through media and disciplines such as drawing, painting, print-making, multi-media and ceramics. The cost is $75 per child, which includes all materials and instruction fees. Early registration is advised, as enrollment is limited.

For more information or a registration form, contact the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-7700, ext. 8001.

Indianapolis Alumni Event-Pinheads Bowling Center - 2.8.2013

The USF Alumni Association's Indianapolis chapter is hosting a family-friendly night of bowling and fun night with friends at Pinheads, 13825 Britton Park Rd., Fishers, Ind., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Cost is $7 per person, which includes two hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental and food. A cash bar is available for those 21+.

A full bar (Louie's) is located inside Pinheads and includes pool tables, VIP area and karaoke. The main gathering area for USF alumni and friends will be one of the bowling alley suites.

Those interested in attending should contact Debra Boggs in the USF Alumni Office no later than January 31. Call 260-399-8037 or email dBoggs@sf.edu.

Saint Francis Faculty Lecture Series - 2.17.2013

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 come hear "Christians, Jews and Nostra Aetate," presented by Dr. John Bequette at 3 p.m., Feb. 17 in the North Campus auditorium.

Student/Alumni Networking Event at USF Performing Arts Center - 2.21.2013

Here's a special event that offers alumni a chance to "give back" and students an opportunity to learn. It's the Student/Alumni Networking Event, to be held Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the USF Performing Arts Center in downtown Fort Wayne, 431 W. Berry St.

After attending a networking training program, students will have the chance to practice what they learned by mixing and mingling with alumni and friends at this actual networking event. Alumni, in turn, will have the chance to "teach" by helping students feel at ease as they practice their newly acquired knowledge and skills.

There is no charge for this event. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. Ample parking is available across from the USF Performing Arts Center (formerly the Scottish Rite). To RSVP, contact Debra at the USF Alumni Office, 260-399-8037 or dBoggs@sf.edu by Feb. 14.

Mad Ants Game Alumni Event - 3.1.2013

Information on this event will be coming soon.

Easter Basket Drive-Collection - 3.1.2013-3.27.2013

The University of Saint Francis will participate in the annual Easter Basket Drive hosted by the Northeast Indiana Alumni Directors Consortium (NIADC). The March 1-26 drive will collect Easter baskets from 10 area colleges and universities, including USF, and donate them to SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect). SCAN is a not-for-profit organization aimed at eliminating child abuse by "preparing parents and protecting children." Established in 1974, SCAN serves 13 counties in northern Indiana, including Allen County.

Last year, more than 1,700 Easter baskets were collected and distributed to the families SCAN serves. The goal this March is to collect 2,000 wrapped Easter baskets, which the Alumni Directors will deliver to SCAN March 27. Baskets may be dropped off at Brookside, on the University of Saint Francis campus. Anyone with questions may contact USF Director of Alumni Relations Jessica Swinford at 260-399-8032 or jswinford@sf.edu.

Saint Francis Faculty Lecture Series - 3.3.2013

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 "Stigmata of Saint Francis," presented by Sister Anita Holzmer at 3 p.m., March 3 in the North Campus auditorium.

37th Annual High School Art Exhibition - 3.3.2013-3.24.2013

The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts will hold its opening reception on Sunday, March 3, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The exhibition showcases the very best works by regional high school students as juried by their high school instructors. Works by students from schools in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio will be on view, with each school allowed a maximum submission of 10 works.

Jesters Annual Performance - 3.9.2013-3.10.13

The Jesters' annual performance will take place at 6 p.m., March 9, and 3 p.m., March 10 in the North Campus auditorium. Tickets are $10 and will be available for purchase in February 2013.

This performance will use music, puppets, dance and theatre to explore stories of change and transformation as told through the voice of gardeners who witness the life cycle of a butterfly and the seasonal changes of the flower gardens they are tending.

For more information, contact the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-7700, ext. 8001.

History of Nursing Elective Travel Course - 3.10.2013-3.15.13

The History of Nursing elective travel course is open to all ASN, BSN or MSN student and alumni. The course includes traveling the week of USF's spring break by motor coach from Fort Wayne on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013 to Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, Pa., and returning Friday, March 15, 2013.

The trip includes visiting a number of historical sites and museums, taking tours and doing some things just for fun. Scheduled visits include the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Clara Barton's home and Arlington National Cemetery, as well as other memorials, the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital, the Museum of Nursing History and more.

Cost per student/attendee varies according to the number of people per room - single occupancy: $1,955.00; double occupancy: $1,529.00; triple occupancy: $1,395.00; and quad occupancy: $1,325.00. This cost will decrease if more than 15 students/faculty/alumni register for the trip, so the more participants, the better. The cost includes all travel, hotel for five nights, breakfast, dinner (except travel days) and all activities. Each person will need money for lunch and spending. For more itinerary details or other information, contact Stephanie Tippin, USF adjunct Nursing faculty, stippin5@yahoo.com.

Greater Lakes Region Alumni Event - Second City Comedy Club - 3.22.13

Get ready for some laughs at this special alumni event! The Greater Lakes Region chapter of USF Alumni is hosting a "date night" for alumni, age 21 and over, Friday, March 22 at Chicago's Second City Comedy Club. A pre-show reception at 6 p.m. gets the evening off to a great start, with food, socializing and cash bar. Doors open at 7 p.m. to give USF alumni and their guests priority seating for the Main Stage Comedy Performance at 8 p.m.

The Second City Comedy Club is located at 1616 N. Wells St. in Chicago, Ill. Tickets are $20 per person and should be purchased through the USF Alumni Office. The ticket cost includes food before the show and the Main Stage Comedy Performance. Attendees can receive $1 off their parking cost if they park in the Second City Parking area (for parking info, visit: secondcity.com/page/planyourvisit). To RSVP or ask questions, contact Debra Boggs in the USF Alumni Office by March 14 at 260-399-8037 or dBoggs@sf.edu. Limited space is available.

USF Spring Play "To Kill a Mockingbird" - 3.05.13-4.07.2013 and 4.12.13-4.14.2013

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 each other. 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. Doors will open 30 minutes before show time for general seating in the USF Performing Arts Center at 431 W. Berry Street.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" is produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service.

Saint Francis Faculty Lecture Series - 4.07.2013

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.

37th Annual SOCA School Exhibition and Awards Ceremony - 4.13.2013-4.30.13

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.

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.

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 2012 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 Debra Boggs at 260-399-8037 or dBoggs@sf.edu. Also, if you're interested in joining the St. Joseph School of Nursing Alumni Association Board, please contact President Joan Landin at 260-639-3756 or j.landin9@gmail.com.

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.

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 provided 30 minutes prior to the game, and at the ends of the first, third and fifth innings. Seating is available in the Treetops Rooftop party area, which is 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 unique vantage point to take in all the baseball action. There's also plenty of pre-game entertainment and some spectacular post-game fireworks.

Ticket information coming soon.