USF Lecture Series set for Allen County Public Library

January 7, 2022

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The University of Saint Francis will present free monthly lectures from January to April in partnership with the Allen County Public Library. Registration is required, and the first two lectures will be virtual presentations.

The lectures are:

“Weigh in on Child Wellness”
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Virtual presentation registration

Assistant Professor of Nursing Stacy Lehman and BSN Program Director Jennifer Richard will discuss the state of childhood obesity, especially relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will discuss family-centered, evidence-based tools and community resources.

“Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast”
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Virtual presentation registration

This presentation will use case studies to illustrate how the transformation of culture was the linchpin to the dramatic turnaround in performance at multiple companies. Financial Services Program Director Michael Cahill will provide a blueprint of how to accomplish this for your own organization.

“Would You Be a Good Eyewitness?”
Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library Theater

Three different variables come into play when determining whether someone would be a good eyewitness. In this lecture, Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Mario Baldassari will provide an overview of these three variables so people can see if they have what it takes to be a good eyewitness.

“Living in Space”
Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library Theater

With the billionaire club making trips to space and now a completely civilian flight to orbit, life in space is becoming a reality. What are the hazards and effects of the space environment that we need to overcome for successful life “out there”? Associate Professor of Physics, Physical Sciences and Mathematics Dr. Paul Schmidt will examine the science related to life support systems for space travel.

Registration for the March and April lectures will open closer to the events and can be accessed through the Allen County Public Library’s Events Page.

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.