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USF Event Examines Human Side Of Business

The University of Saint Francis welcomes Sister Helen Alford, O.P., as the keynote speaker at the 2017 Servus Omnium on Tuesday, February 28 in the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center Ballroom, 431 W. Berry 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, “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 may be purchased in advance for $80 and corporate sponsorships are available.

For more information about the 2017 Servus Omnium event, visit or contact Dr. Lance Richey, dean of the USF School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at 260-399-8112 or lrichey.