USF event examines human side of business


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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF Event Examines Human Side of Business
Sister Helen Alford, O.P., to speak at the University of Saint Francis Servus Omnium lecture

(January 19, 2016) — The University of Saint Francis welcomes Sister Helen Alford O.P. as the keynote speaker at the 2016 Servus Omnium on Tuesday, February 9 in the USF North Campus, 2702 Spring Street. The event will begin at 7 a.m. with an opening blessing from Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne/South Bend Diocese. Then a Mardi Gras breakfast will be served before Sister Alford’s presentation, titled “Have You Been Served? Human Dignity, the Common Good and the Purpose of Business.”

With manufacturing company experience and a Ph.D. thesis on human-centered technology, Helen Alford entered the Dominican Order. At the Angelicum in Rome she is a professor of economics and ethics, vice dean, and a master’s program director. She co-authored “Managing As If Faith Mattered” and is a consultor to the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace, as well as a senior adviser to the UK’s Blueprint for Better Business.

Tickets cost $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. Tables can be purchased in advance for $80 and corporate sponsorships are available.

For more information about the 2016 Servus Omnium event, visit or contact Dr. Lance Richey, dean of the USF School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at 260-399-8112 or


About the University of Saint Francis
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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