USF announces Brookside Ballroom lecture series


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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF Announces Brookside Ballroom Lecture Series

(August 24, 2015) — The University of Saint Francis Department of Philosophy and Theology has announced the dates and speakers for its 2015-2016 Brookside Ballroom lecture series. All events, except for the September 23 lecture, will take place in the ballroom of the Brookside building on the USF campus, 2701 Spring Street.

  • September 23, 2015, 7 p.m. – “Catholic Teaching on Marriage, Divorce and Annulments” featuring Father Mark Gurtner. (This event will take place in the Achatz Hall of Science Gunderson Auditorium, 2701 Spring Street.)
  • October 11, 2015, 3 p.m. – “Isaiah 40-55: The Book of Consolation” featuring Sister Felicity Dorsett, OSF
  • November 11, 2015, 7 p.m. – “Eastern Christians and Islam” featuring Dr. Adam DeVille
  • February 7, 2016, 3 p.m. – “Living an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy” featuring Sister Jacinta Krecek, OSF
  • March 6, 2016, 3 p.m. – “Religious Freedom” featuring Dr. John Bequette
  • April 6, 2016, 7 p.m. – “Emmanuel Levinas on Ethics as First Philosophy” featuring Dr. Vincent Wargo
  • April 17, 2016, 3 p.m. – “What’s This Nonsense About Values?” featuring Dr. Earl Kumfer

These lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Emily Lautzenheiser at


About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate 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, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.



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