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Events and Programs

Listed below are the events and activities planned for the Remnant Trust from January through April 2009.


Film Series

  • January 21: To Kill a Mockingbird
  • February 4: Glory
  • February 18: Taxi to the Dark Side
  • March 11: Romero
  • March 25: 9 to 5
  • April 8: Wall-E
  • April 22: Wall Street

All showings will be at the Cinema Center (437 E. Berry St.) at 6:30 p.m. Discussions led by IPFW faculty will follow each film. Admission is free.

CollegeTV Series

  • December 14, 21, 28 & January 4, 11: Introduction to the Remnant Trust
  • January 18, 25: The Development of the American Character
  • February 1, 8: Advancing the Rights of Humanity
  • February 15, 22: The Dark Side of Humanity
  • March 1, 8, 15: Religious Revolutions
  • March 22, 29: Women and Power
  • April 5, 12: Science, Culture, and Society
  • April 19, 26: Business and Ethics

All broadcasts will be aired on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time on CollegeTV5 (Verizon channel 30 or Comcast channel 5).

WFWA PBS39 (Comcast 3 and FiOS 3) Broadcast
January 8 and 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Lecture Series

All lectures will be held in the Remnant Trust Lecture Center on the second floor of Helmke Library.

Lunch Discussion: The Communist Manifesto
  • February 5, Noon
  • Speakers: Christopher Bradley, Ann Livschiz, Andy Downs
Lunch Discussion: The Emancipation Proclamation
  • February 10, Noon
  • Speakers: Chris Riley, Elizabeth Kuebler-Wolf, Curtis Crisler
Lunch Discussion: Freedom from Government (Areopagitica; The Alien and Sedition Laws)
  • February 16, Noon
  • Speakers: Rachel Hile, Christopher Bradley, Ann Livschiz
Nineteen Eighty-Four and the Cold War
  • February 19, noon
  • Speaker: Ann Livschiz
Nineteen Eighty-Four and the Post 9/11 Context
  • February 25, 7 p.m.
  • Speaker: Rachel Hile
Lunch Discussion: Rights-a-Palooza
  • February 26, Noon
  • Speakers: HIST T495 Student and Faculty Panel

Contesting the Canon, The Qur’anic Revolution

  • March 4, 4:30 p.m.
  • Speaker: Erik Ohlander
Contesting the Canon, The Scholastic Revolution
  • March 18, 4:30 p.m.
  • Speaker: Duston Moore
Lunch Discussion: Abrahamic Interfaith Dialogue; University Religious Forum (Sacred Texts Past and Present: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on the Meaning of Scripture)
  • March 19, Noon
Contesting the Canon, The Protestant Revolution
  • March 23, 4:30 p.m.
  • Speaker: Dr. Cameron MacKenzie
Lunch Discussion: Healthcare Controversies Past and Present
  • April 1, Noon
  • Speakers: David Schuster, Steve Ziegler
The Current Economic Crisis and Capital: Did Karl Marx Have it Right?
  • April 15
  • Speaker: Pat Ashton

Omnibus Lectures

The following lectures will take place in Rhinehart Music Center.

Mark Twain Tonight!
My Year of Living Biblically
...and Justice for All
  • April 23, 7:30 p.m.
  • Speaker: Sandra Day O’Connor
    • Note: Tickets (free) are required for this event. You may order tickets by calling 260-481-6555, or pick them up at the box office in the lobby of the Rhinehart Music Center during normal hours of operation: Monday through Friday 12:30-6:30 p.m.


The following courses are for credit and are applicable toward a degree. These courses are also available for high school dual credit.

Continuing Studies Course: Introduction to The Remnant Trust at IPFW course information and materials
Continuing Studies Course: Managing Like A Prince: What Machiavelli Teaches Us About Project Leadership
  • Instructor: Steve Walter
  • April 18, 8 a.m.-noon, Science Building, Room 185
System Engineering Symposium: Managing Like A Prince: What Machiavelli Teaches Us About Leadership
  • Instructor: Steve Walter
  • May 5, 8-11:30 a.m., Walb Student Union

K-12 Events

United We Read
  • January 16, Noon
Community Book Read and Essay Contest: George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-four
  • Community Book Read, January–April
  • Essay Contest, February 1–March 27
FWCS Middle School Speech Contest Awards
  • March 22, 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Grile Center
Jewish-Christian-Muslim for Children
  • March 4, 7 p.m.; March 12, 9:30 a.m.; March 22, 7 p.m.
  • Location: Helmke Remnant Trust Schoolhouse
Sci-TEC Showcase
  • April 18, 9:30 a.m.
  • Location: Walb Student Union Ballroom
Closing Creative Showcase
  • May 7, 9 a.m.
  • Location: Walb Student Union Ballroom

K-12 schools are invited to participate in any Remnant Trust event, or may request to be involved by ACELINK.

Special Events

United We Read

Unison readings of the Declaration of Independence at the Allen County Courthouse and broadcast to Allen County K-12 schools and Allen County library branches by ACELINK

  • January 16, Noon
United We Read on Campus
  • January 16, 3 p.m.
  • Location: Neff Hall, Room 101
American Identity Conference
  • January 31, 10 a.m.
  • Location: Walb Student Union, Room 222
Enoch Symposium
  • March 19, Walb Student Union Ballroom
    • 1:30 p.m.: Enoch as Scripture?
    • 7:30 p.m.: A Text Forgotten: Understanding the Origins of Judaism and Christianity
The Forgotten Suffragist: The Life of Anna Howard Shaw
  • March 19, 6:30 p.m., Neff 101
  • Speaker: Dacia Charlesworth
Drama: Fighting Words, a Dialogue on “Women in Combat”
  • March 21, 8 p.m.
  • Location: Kettler Hall Studio Theatre
IPFW Student Art Exhibit
  • March 30-May 17
  • Location: Visual Arts Building
Frankenstein Movie MarathonFrankenstein Movie Marathon
  • April 10, 6 p.m.
  • Location: Studio Theatre, Kettler Hall
Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • April 10, Midnight
  • Location: Studio Theatre, Kettler Hall
The Wealth of Today’s Nations: Rediscovering Adam Smith
  • April
K-12 Creative Showcase
  • May 7, 9 a.m.
  • Location: Walb Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored by the Madge Rothschild Foundation