USF student nurses want givers to get chilly for a cause

Jan. 21, 2014 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Student Nurses Association of the University of Saint Francis is asking local residents to get chilly for a cause—the Cougar Chill—to raise funds for Hoosier Burn Camp, which provides an expense-free summer camp experience for young men and women who have experienced injuries from burns.

Participants will take turns making an icy plunge into the university’s Mirror Lake at 2701 Spring St., Fort Wayne, on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m.-noon. Registration is online at or at the site on the day of the event. Participants should arrive by 9 a.m.

The cost is $15 per USF student or $50 for a group of up to four. The cost for all others is $30 per person or $100 for a group of up to four. Fees will be collected at registration the day of the event, and donations will be taken all day.

For more information, contact assistant professor of nursing Rene DePew at (260) 399-7700 ext. 8512.

  The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

Media Contacts

For all University-related matters, please contact:

Trois Hart
Associate Vice President of Marketing
T: 260.399.8050
C: 260.415.2401

Yvonne Schroeder
Director of Communication
T: 260.399.7700 ext. 6413

Sandie Phalen
Director of Marketing and Development
Crown Point
T: 219.488.8888 ext. 5421


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