April 2, 2020

There has been quite a lot of news going on in the world of sports as a whole across the different leagues. One of the big topics in the world of sports is obviously the Coronavirus and some of our star athletes who had contracted the virus have reportedly virus free....

March 30, 2020

I have lived in a small town for close to eighteen years. I rode my first bike and drove my first car on the roads of that town. I received my first report card and my diploma from the schools of that town. I met people that I will be friends with for the rest of my li...

March 28, 2020

With the music industry coming to a halt in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, the world seems to be going through withdrawal from live music. There’s been artists streaming live shows online, but it’s just not the same. I watched Porridge Radio the other day o...

February 18, 2020

After a terrible first impression at the Iowa Caucuses last week, all eyes were on the state of New Hampshire with its own primary Tuesday night. Being the second state to vote in the primary election season, much pressure from the nation had its reputation high going...

February 6, 2020

Large crowds, media excitement, yelling your heart out for your candidate, nostalgia begins to build, 2020 in the political world is officially finally here. This Monday, the first state that voted in the primary season was the Iowa Caucus, a notable swing state in the...

Out of respect for Antonio Lemon and his loved ones, all photos were taken only before or after the memorial service.

On November 20 at 7:30 p.m., the University of St. Francis (USF) held a memorial service for former student Antonio “Tony” Lemon in the Turk Theater. Le...

November 22, 2019

The University of St. Francis (USF) is sad to share the news that lifetime friend and supporter of USF, Dorothy “Dottie” Brown, has passed away. Dottie peacefully passed away on Monday, November 11. She is reunited with her husband, LaVerne “Bitz” Brown, who passed awa...

November 19, 2019

This is a developing story for the USF Encounter and may be edited as more information is given. 

12:44 p.m. - University of St. Francis (USF) former student Antonio "Tony" Lemon, 21 and his friend, Joey Ramos, 22, left a Chicago nightclub early on the morning of Novemb...

November 18, 2019

On November 14, Student Activities Board (SAB) took students to see the live Broadway musical “Beauty and the Beast.” The event took place at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Ill. and the club provided students with free tickets and transportation. The bus departed the...

November 14, 2019

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, the University of St. Francis will be holding its 28th annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference. This convention is formerly known as the English Language and Literature's Conference. Every year, current and prospective undergraduate stude...

November 12, 2019

The holiday season is here! The annual Light Up the Holidays Parade and Festival will be held on Friday, November 29 in downtown Joliet. The University of St. Francis is looking for students, alumni and employees to walk alongside or ride on USF’s float in the parade a...

November 8, 2019

The USF Office of Institutional Diversity & Guardian Angel Community Services is offering a Holistic Healing Educational Group Series that is held every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the USF Cultural Center. This program has an eight-week program and at each session...

November 4, 2019

On October 31, Residence Hall Association (RHA) spearheaded a safe trick-or-treat event at the University of St. Francis (USF) despite the snow. The event has been deemed other names such as “Spooky Saints” or “Trunk-or-Treat.” Children and their families were invited...

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