USF to host “Electing Lincoln” event for Constitution Day

September 4, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis welcomes Jane Gastineau, retired Lincoln Librarian, to speak at its Constitution Day event.

The event is titled “Electing Lincoln: A Presentation of Items from The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection.” Gastineau will show items from the collection that are related to the two presidential elections in which Lincoln was a candidate, starting at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the USF North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring St. The event is free and open to the public.

The USF Official Constitution Day Event is made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Schneider at 260-399-7700, ext. 8125, or email to

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 18 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.