USF Lecture Series set for Allen County Public Library

March 1, 2023

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The University of Saint Francis invites the community to its spring lecture series at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

The series will take place once a month from March to May, with USF professors sharing insight about their areas of expertise. The events are free, but registration is required through the Allen County Public Library’s events page.

The USF Lecture Series schedule:

How to Build Trust in Controversial Times
Wednesday, March 22, 7 p.m.
MHA Program Director Dr. Michelle Fleig-Palmer

Everyone talks about the need for trust, but in today’s world it seems harder to understand how to develop and leverage trust. Dr. Fleig-Palmer will discuss the three key factors for building trust and apply insights from researchers around the world. Whether you are a leader in healthcare, music, manufacturing or other fields, knowing how to build trust is crucial to attracting good talent and motivating your team to work together. During these difficult times, your key to success is knowing how to build trust effectively.

Native Freshwater Mussels of Northeastern Indiana
Wednesday, April 12, 7 p.m.
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Biology Dr. Warren Pryor

Northeastern Indiana rivers and lakes are home to dozens of mussel species, which have beautiful shells and fascinating life histories, and are of great value to the ecology of our rivers and lakes. Many of the 300+ species of American freshwater mussels are threatened or endangered, but efforts are underway to conserve them for our grandchildren to enjoy. Dr. Pryor will discuss a study that he and his students conducted in 2008 showing changes to the mussel community from over a century ago.

Painting and Drawing Over Time: The Work of Gaetano LaRoche
Wednesday, May 10, 7 p.m.
Speaker: Assistant Professor of Art Education Dr. Gaetano LaRoche

Dr. LaRoche will discuss the development and change within his paintings and drawings over time. He will present images of work from his early college days to today. The images will show his interest in working from life as well as from the imagination and within the history of abstraction.

For more information about the lecture series, contact Anna Kallemeyn, Senior Librarian, Adult Services, Allen County Public Library, at 260-421-1235.

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 and the College of Arts, Sciences and Business. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the music technology program while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis, recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution, has 18 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships. Approximately 1,900 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.