Upcoming Events

USF Feeds the Fort - 9.17.2012

The University of Saint Francis launched two community service projects in September to provide food for area families in need. One is the fifth annual "USF Feeds the Fort" food drive, and the other is a ceramics project by School of Creative Arts students in support of the Empty Bowls fundraiser for a second consecutive year.

USF Feeds the Fort began Sept. 17. In keeping with the university's mission to provide for local residents in need, the goal of the drive is to collect 35,000 food items to help stock local food banks and soup kitchens in time for the holidays. Food collection barrels are located in buildings across campus, and the community is invited to participate. Especially needed are nonperishable items including rice, beans, canned foods, boxed foods, canned meats, peanut butter and powdered milk. Food in glass containers cannot be accepted.

Those wishing to contribute to USF Feeds the Fort may also make cash or check donations. These may be sent to the attention of Colleen Huddleson, University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts, 2701 Spring St., Fort Wayne, IN 46808 for distribution to the food banks. Huddleson may be contacted at chuddleson@sf.edu. Donors may also make direct monetary contributions, with checks made payable to Community Harvest Food Bank, 999 E. Tillman Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46816; St. Mary's Soup Kitchen, 1101 Lafayette St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802; or Associated Churches of Fort Wayne, 602 E. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802.

The food drive concludes on Nov. 19 at USF's North Campus parking lot, with all collected food being loaded onto a truck for distribution to local food banks. Anyone wanting more information may call the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-7700, ext. 8001.

USF ceramics students created 300 bowls on Sept. 21 in instructor Scott Ziegler's class for the Empty Bowls fundraiser, which provides food for the Interfaith Hospitality Network, a Fort Wayne shelter that helps keep homeless families together. The students' bowls will be fired and decorated on or near Oct. 12. Then, on the last two Sundays in October and the first two Sundays in November, churches participating in the fundraiser will offer a soup-and-bread meal at $10 per person (no charge for children under age 5). Bowls will be sold for a minimum $5 donation each, but givers may donate any amount they wish.

All funds raised from the sale of meals and bowls will go to Interfaith Hospitality Network's effort to feed and support families. According to Ahnee Conner, director of Interfaith Hospitality Network, the organization raised $4,500-$5,000 last year. With 10 churches involved this year, they are hoping to double that figure. Anyone wanting to reach Conner may call 260-241-5613.

Midwest Drawing Invitational - 9.22.2012-11.21.2012

The Midwest Drawing Invitational is on exhibit in USF's Lupke Gallery through Nov. 21. The exhibition features the very best in contemporary drawing by nationally recognized artists working in a wide variety of styles ranging from realism, abstraction, and the figure. Notable artists include: Vincent Castagnacci, Bill Harrison, Henry Jackson, Dennis Jones, Ben Kiehl, John McLaughlin, Armin Mersmann, Joseph Piccillo, Michael Reedy, Amy Sacksteder, Robert Schefman, and Bruno Surdo. The exhibition is co-curated by Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Mich. The Lupke Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Service Opportunities - 10.12.2012

USF volunteers are serving lunch today from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, 301 W. Superior Street, Fort Wayne. The next available date to serve is Wednesday, Nov. 28. If you're interested, 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, Oct. 13 is Fall Campus Visit Day. And there's no better time for the student in your life to get acquainted with USF.

The day begins with a welcome from USF representatives who will share what's happening at the university. Attendees then go into breakout sessions to meet professors and students in their area of interest. Breakout groups tour the campus afterward, visiting labs, facilities and student recreational areas. A complimentary lunch is provided and there's a chance to mingle with students from campus clubs, athletics, the alumni office and the "study abroad" area.

Plus, 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. Learn more.

USF's Family of Painters - the Cartwrights - 10.13.2012-11.15.2012

A University of Saint Francis family of artists will be showcased in an exhibition of work by alumni of USF's School of Creative Arts at the Crestwood Gallery, Roanoke, Ind. The exhibition will be on display from Oct. 13 through Nov. 15, and the opening reception will be Saturday, Oct. 13, 4-8 p.m.

The family of artists is the Cartwrights — Austin Cartwright, his mother Louise Cartwright, and his father, Dean of the School of Creative Arts Rick Cartwright, a 38-year employee of the University of Saint Francis.

Austin received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art in painting from USF in 2008 before pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Bowling Green State University. Since his graduation from USF, Austin has painted his large oil paintings, 19 of which will be featured in the show.

Louise has been an art teacher at New Haven High School and a practicing watercolorist since graduating from USF with a BA in 1973 and an MA in 1975. She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Fort Wayne and is a master portraitist and landscape painter.

Continuing his creative mixed-media paintings while juggling a teaching career and individual artistic career, Rick has touched the lives of over three generations of artists, students and teachers.

This exhibition represents the first time a University of Saint Francis family of painters has been celebrated in such a unique way.

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

"The Future of Sustainability: Impact on Efficiency, Innovation and Profit" is USF's 19th Annual CEO Forum, hosted by the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership. The forum, which features General Motors Vice President for Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs Mike Robinson as keynote speaker, will be held at USF's North Campus on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Part of the University of Saint Francis' over-arching "Future of" lecture series, the forum will focus on practices that many analysts believe drive long-term business success. As such, the forum can aid many professionals, from the small business owner to the executive manager of a large company, in discovering how sustainability can give organizations a competitive advantage and position them strategically for the years ahead.

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

A panel of leaders from companies known for environmentally sound and cost-effective practices will be on hand to discuss sustainability from a variety of perspectives. Panel members include 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.

Serving as panel moderator will be Dr. Joe Steensma, a USF biology graduate and professor in the school of business. In 1999, Steensma launched Industrial Solutions Group. During his 10 years as owner-manager, he developed the business into one of the most well-known and respected environmental health and risk management companies in the United States.

Fall Science Symposium - 10.19.2012

The Three Rivers Science Symposium, hosted by University of Saint Francis science faculty, will take place Oct. 19. The day offers a limited number of highly qualified high school sophomore, junior and senior students the opportunity to work in small groups with USF faculty and participate in hands-on, college-level laboratory experience.

The topic for this fall's symposium is "Exploration in Marine Science." Marine biology directors are Dr. Larry Wiedman and Mr. Warren Pryor. Ocean chemistry director is Dr. Paul Schmidt.

The number of participants is limited, so anyone interested in participating is urged to call 260-399-8067 soon, or email cexner@sf.edu with questions. More information.

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

Look for the Alumni Association banner in the south end zone of D'Arcy Stadium. You're sure to find familiar faces in the Alumni Tent. And it's a great chance to catch up with classmates and enjoy good food and giveaways, too.

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.

Alumni Tent at home football game vs. Taylor - 11.3.2012

Once you spot the Alumni Association banner, you've found the Alumni Tent. It's located at the south end zone of USF's Bishop D'Arcy Stadium. So come on by for food, giveaways and the chance to see what your classmates are up to.

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

The School of Creative Arts (SOCA) will present "The Will Rogers Follies" in the USF Performing Arts Center at 431 W. Berry Street, Nov. 9-11 and 16-18. Through Follies-like variety acts and lavish production numbers, the show tells the life of humorist and actor Will Rogers who headlined the Ziegfeld Follies. Leslie Beauchamp and Todd Frymier direct the SOCA performance, with choreography by Abby Ehinge.

Opening on Broadway in 1990, "The Will Rogers Follies" ran for nearly a thousand performances to great acclaim, winning six Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Musical numbers include "I Never Met a Man I Didn't Like" and "Give a Man Enough Rope," while the show reveals all the radio and film actor's humor, complete with lasso tricks and tap-dancing cowboys.

Admission is $15 for the general public, and $12 for seniors and children under age 10. Discounts are available for groups, and 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

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

The university 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 by visiting amc.maa.org. Anyone wanting 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

USF alumni, students and staff looking for a service opportunity need look no further. 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.

There are other local agencies that need assistance, too. 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

Don't miss Health Careers Visit Day, Saturday, Nov 17. It's happening from 9 a.m. to noon at USF's Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education, and it's your chance to learn about nursing, radiologic technology, surgical technology and more.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit with USF faculty who are healthcare experts, and learn about the affordability and quality of a USF program. You'll discover the wide variety of healthcare programs available, and you'll also get to tour the university's hands-on healthcare simulation labs.

Information sessions will be held at 9, 10 and 11 a.m., and attendees are free to explore as many as they wish. Sessions include: Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Physician Assistant, Radiological Technology, Surgical Technology, Pre-Professional, Health and Exercise Science, and other health careers.

Admissions and financial aid personnel will be on hand to discuss options, too. If you like, you may bring your transcripts for a no-obligation evaluation.

To sign up for Health Careers Visit Day, go to sf.edu/visit, or call 260-399-8000 or 800-729-4732. And, if you're interested but unavailable to attend on Nov. 17, you may schedule a personalized, individual visit.

Fort Wayne Galloping Gobbler partners with Feed the Fort - 11.22.2012

Mitch Harper, organizer of the annual four-mile Thanksgiving Day run known as Galloping Gobbler, is partnering this year with the University of Saint Francis to help the annual USF Feeds the Fort food drive reach its collection goals. And, he invites everyone to turn out for the race.

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

Over 3,600 runners are expected to participate in the Galloping Gobbler this year, an increase of 200 over 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.

Christmas at USF - 12.1.2012, 12.2.2012, 12.8.2012, 12.9.2012

Breakfast with Saint Nicholas
The morning of Saturday, December 1 will be full of food and fun activities for you, your family and friends — all while you learn about Saint Nicholas, the patron saint whose life forms the basis for our own Santa Claus. Admission is $8.50 per adult and $4.50 per child (age 12 and under). Reservations are limited to the first 200. Please call 260-399-8037 with questions or to make your reservation.

Star of Bethlehem 2012 at the Schouweiler Planetarium
Join us for this 90-minute program, exploring the path of the Wise Men as they follow the star under the Mideastern sky of 3 B.C. During the live portion of the show, planetarium staff will show you the wonders of this winter's Fort Wayne night sky. The Schouweiler Planetarium is located in Achatz Hall of Science, with parking available off Leesburg Road. Admission is $4 for adults and senior citizens, $3 for under age 18, with $14 maximum per family. Program dates and times are:

Saturday, Dec. 1 - 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2 - 12:30 and 3 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 7 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8 - 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 9 - 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 14 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15 - 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16 - 5 p.m.

Christmas in the Castle
Decorated by local florists and designers, all three floors of Brookside come alive at Christmas. To view the historic mansion in its holiday splendor, visitors may purchase tickets on the days of the event in the North Campus lobby (across Spring Street from Brookside). The North Campus offers ample free parking, and golf cart shuttles will be available for those with mobility needs. Admission: $5 per person, $20 maximum per family. Tickets may also be purchased online. Hours of operation are:

Saturday, Dec. 1 - noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2 - noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8 - noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 9 - noon to 5 p.m.

Fair Trade Alternative Shopping Bazaar
On Sunday, Dec. 2, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) will present a shopping bazaar that offers high-quality, fairly traded handicrafts of disadvantaged producers from all over the world. The bazaar will take place from noon to 5:30 p.m. at USF's North Campus. All items for sale are "fairly traded," which means the people who produce them earn a fair price, get access to credit and training, and maintain long-term relationships with organizations rooted in the principles of human dignity and economic justice.

Living Nativity
As Advent begins, join us for the Living Nativity at USF, Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Celebrated by members of the university community, this event bears witness to the power and presence of God's love incarnate in the world. It follows the tradition of a Christmas crèche, which began in 1223 on a mountain near the Italian town of Greccio, when Francis of Assisi led a group of villagers at Midnight Mass in recalling the poverty and humility of Christ's birth by re-enacting the first Christmas.

The character of Saint Francis will narrate the Christmas story as it unfolds, and all gathered will sing "Silent Night." A petting zoo with the Living Nativity animals will be available for children, free of charge, from 5:00 to 5:50 p.m. at the event site, which is the amphitheater next to the Pope John Paul II Center. There is no admission charge for the Living Nativity and parking is available off Leesburg Road.

Lighting of the Lake
On Sunday, December 2 at 6 p.m., vigil lights will encircle the area of Mirror Lake closest to Spring Street for a shining symbol of Christmas. You may dedicate one or more luminaries to a loved one, in memory of someone special, in recognition of a special occasion, or just to wish a student good luck with final exams. The cost per luminary is $10. To order luminaries by Dec. 1, please call 260-399-8037. There is no charge for admission to the Lighting of the Lake.

USF "Share the Warmth" Collection Drive
From Dec. 1 through Dec. 11, the University of Saint Francis will team up with the Volunteer Center RSVP to bring a little warmth to the community. Donations of hats, scarves, mittens and gloves may be dropped in the collection bins that will be located around campus, or brought to Brookside or any of the events listed.

Alumni/Faculty Exhibition
This exhibition, which runs Oct. 27 through Dec. 16, is an annual favorite. It displays recent works by School of Creative Arts graduates and current and retired SOCA faculty, and features a wide variety of media and artistic approaches.

The exhibition will be in the John P. Weatherhead Gallery in the Mimi and Ian Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communication, located off Leesburg Road. A major educational resource for SOCA, the gallery is named after the late John P. Weatherhead, a prominent businessman and art collector, and features a yearlong schedule of visual arts exhibits. The gallery's hours of operation are: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Christmas Music Concert
On Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., University of Saint Francis musical groups will highlight traditional carols and classical arrangements by a variety of composers and arrangers. The concert will be held at the North Campus auditorium (across from Brookside). There is no charge for admission.

Fort Wayne Alumni Networking event - 12.14.2012

Information on this December event coming soon.

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.

USF Day on, Not Off-MLK Day - 1.21.2013

Information on this event coming soon.

Mad Ants Game - Alumni Event - 2.1.2013

Information on this event coming soon.

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

Information on this event coming soon.

Easter Basket Drive-Collection - 3.1.2013-3.27.2013

Information on this event coming soon.