September 2015

September 18 – Alumni Awards & Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration

Please join us to honor our 2015 award recipients!

This event will take place at our North Campus Building at 2702 Spring Street. Doors will open at 6:45pm. The evening will start with a cocktail hour featuring hot appetizers, a cash bar and free soda.  Each adult reservation will include one drink ticket which can be picked up upon arrival. The Awards Ceremony will follow with everyone moving into the Auditorium.

Tickets can be purchased online via Eventbrite.

September 19 – Homecoming

Homecoming will be extra special in 2015, our 125th Anniversary year. Join us for an action-packed day of fun!

  • Football: USF Cougars vs. Trinity International University at 12 noon
  • Pre-game Tailgate Party at the NEW USF Alumni House located at 3209 Bass Road
  • Alumni sports matches
    • Flag Football
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
  • Tailgate parties
  • Mass in St. Francis Chapel, Trinity Hall
  • Brookside Self-Guided Tours
  • And More!

For the full schedule visit the homecoming site.

September 19 – Presidential Gala Reception

  • John P. Weatherhead Gallery – Mimi and Ian Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communication 6 – 9 p.m.

This year’s gala exhibition will display paintings, drawings, and sculpture by four leading artists that follow the academic and classical traditions of still-life, portraiture and trompe l’oeil. David Jamieson, Melinda Whitmore, Anthony Adcock, and Anna Wakitsch are instructors with the Vitruvian Fine Art Studio in Chicago. Mary Borgman, who will be featured in the Goldfish Gallery, is represented by Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago. Her large scale portraits were recently featured at The Smithsonian Institute’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. This year’s exhibition is sponsored by Old National Bank.

October 2015

October 3 – USF Day at the Zoo

In support of the fifth Franciscan value, “Respect creation,” the university is sponsoring a day to enjoy time with family and friends in the company of God’s creatures at the beautiful Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. Activities and a complimentary lunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Foellinger Theatre lawn. The zoo will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reduced price tickets for USF Zoo Day can be purchased online via EventBrite.

October 4 – 125th Anniversary Mass and Celebration Reception

  • Mass: Cathedral of the Immaculate Reception, 1122 S Clinton Street, 2 p.m.
  • Reception: USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street – 3:30 p.m. immediately following Mass

On the Feast of St. Francis, October 4, the University of Saint Francis continues our 125th Anniversary Celebration with a special Mass downtown at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The Mass, presided by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, will be followed by a reception in the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center. Join us to celebrate 125 years of learning, leadership and service.

October 14 – CEO Forum “Future of Business – The New War For Talent”

  • USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street – 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The University of Saint Francis Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership presents the 22nd Annual CEO Forum titled “Future of Business: The New War For Talent.” Mike Magsig, Global Sector Leader in Insurance for New York recruiting firm Korn Ferry, will provide valuable insights about gaining and keeping talent in today’s business world. With decades of service in the insurance industry including as president and CEO of The Cologne Life Reinsurance Company and executive at Lincoln National Insurance Company in Fort Wayne, Mr. Magsig has deep experience recruiting senior officers.

November 2015

November 6 – 125th Anniversary Gala – Art Auction & Performance

President Sister M. Elise Kriss, OSF, and the University of Saint Francis Board of Trustees present the 125th Anniversary Gala on November 6 at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center.

This special evening features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and an inspiring opening-night performance of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” A wide variety of items and fine art have been graciously donated for the anniversary celebration. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and the USF Downtown Campus.

•    Silent Art Auction and Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
•    Jesus Christ Superstar Performance, 8 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased now at

December 2015

December 10 – Yuletide Gathering

Save the date for our annual Yuletide Gathering on the evening of Thursday, December 10 at Brookside. Check back for more information as we get closer to the event.

January 2016

January 28 – Network for Success

  • USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street – 5:15-7 p.m.

Your success and professional savvy will greatly help USF students as they put their newly-learned networking skills to practical use. Support the next generation of USF alumni by helping them gain confidence while refining their professional and social techniques along with other USF students, alumni and friends.

Questions? Contact the Alumni Relations Office at 260.399.8032.