USF professors offer expertise in Allen County Public Library lecture series

September 2, 2021

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – University of Saint Francis professors will share their expertise in the Allen County Public Library’s USF Lecture Series.

The virtual lectures scheduled for September, October and November are:

“American Inequality,” by Weston Cutter, Associate Professor of English
As we continue working to make America a more perfect union, it’s critical we acknowledge and wrestle with some of the inequalities baked into contemporary life. Professor Cutter will focus on several American numbers that highlight some of the pervasive ways in which we’re still living with inequalities from decades and centuries ago.
Date, time: Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m.

“Moon, Inc.: The Business End of our Return to the Moon,” by Dr. Clifford F. Buttram, Jr., Director, MBA/MOL Programs, Assistant Professor of Management
The Artemis Plan is NASA’s Lunar Exploration Program set to proceed on its first mission in 2022. The overarching goal is to create a sustainable human setting and habitat on the moon in the next five years. The moon will, in turn, provide a long-term and permanent base of operations for exploring deeper into space. In this interactive lecture, Dr. Buttram will discuss the business implications, impacts and strategies of the Artemis Plan, which will inherently create a highly lucrative and functional business model of Moon, Inc.
Date, time: Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m.

“Antibiotics and Infections,” by Dr. Michael Bechill, Associate Professor of Biology
Take a journey into the human body to learn how we fight infection and what happens when it all goes wrong. We will focus on antibiotics, how they work, and why they fail. Join us as Dr. Bechill discusses the ramifications of entering the post-antibiotic world.
Date, time: Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m.

To register for the virtual lectures, visit

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 60 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the College of Health Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences, and Business and College of Adult and Distance Education. 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.