USF announces spring Philosophy/Theology lectures

February 13, 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Sister Felicity Dorsett, University of Saint Francis assistant professor of theology, will speak about “The Chariot-Throne of God, Elijah, Ezekiel, Angels and Francis” to open the USF Spring Philosophy/Theology Lecture Series.

The free lecture is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the Parkview Physicians Group Auditorium, Room 226, in Achatz Hall of Science and John and Toni Murray Research Center on campus, 2701 Spring St.

Sister Felicity will address how scripture speaks in several ways about God’s chariot-throne: powerful, mysterious and captivating. She will look at related images from the ark of the covenant and the visions of Elijah and Ezekiel to the book of Revelation. She will also characterize the use of the chariot image regarding St. Francis.

The USF Philosophy/Theology lecture in March will be:

“Otherness and the Subjectivity of the Subject: A Look at Contemporary Philosophy”
March 18, 7 p.m., Parkview Physicians Group Auditorium

Dr. Vincent Wargo, USF associate professor of philosophy, will address why the question of otherness has become central to the identity of the subject in the 21st century. He will explore the philosophy of otherness and subjectivity as it relates to some contemporary major thinkers and issues.

Both lectures are sponsored by the USF Department of Philosophy and Theology.

For more information, contact Angie Springer at 260-399-8066 or email her at

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 16 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.