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Information for the General Public

Events and Activities

Listed below are some of the events and activities planned for The Remnant Trust. Please check back often, as many more will be added throughout the coming months.

  • Drama, dialogues, debates, discussions, lectures, films, CollegeTV programs; national, local, and campus speakers
  • Religious Symposium
  • Integrated Remnant Trust credit courses in history, engineering, English, music, sociology, political science, philosophy, organizational leadership and supervision (available for high school dual credit)


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

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

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

Omnibus Lectures

The following lectures will take place in Rhinehart Music Center.

Mark Twain Tonight!
The Year of Living Biblically
...and Justice for All

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

The Shaping of the American Identity Conference: Call for Papers

For more information, please view the following document:

Remnant Trust Conference: Shaping of the American Character [PDF]

Sponsored by the Madge Rothschild Foundation