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...

April 16, 2019

On April 15, Student Government Association (SGA) held an awards banquet at the University of St. Francis (USF) to recognize clubs, organizations, and individuals for their hard work and achievements during the school year. During the awards banquet, awards were presen...

April 4, 2019

The University of St. Francis (USF) will be presenting the “sci-fi, horror-comedy” musical “Little Shop of Horrors” this weekend, according to a press release from the university. The musical will take place from April 5-6 at 7:30 p.m., with a final show on April 7 at...

March 21, 2019

Being a professor can provide a workload that many may find difficult, especially when balancing other tasks. Throw in writing a book and the load gets even heavier. That’s exactly what Art & Design Professor Chester Alamo-Costello, a professor here at the University o...

February 27, 2019

On Feb. 25, the University of St. Francis (USF) named Beth Roth, Ph.D., as its new Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs beginning on July 1, 2019. According to a press release from the university, Roth will succeed Frank Pascoe, D.A., who will be returning to...

February 18, 2019

The staff of the USF Encounter, the student-led magazine at the University of St. Francis, headed to Chicago this past weekend to attend the Illinois College Press Association conference (ICPA). The two-day conference consisted of multiple journalism-based sessions whe...

February 1, 2019

On January 14, the Cathedral Area Preservation Association (CAPA) donated $3,000 to the University of St. Francis Jonathan E. Ellis Scholarship Fund. According to www.stfrancis.edu, “the gift from CAPA has allowed the scholarship to become fully endowed and will now al...

January 16, 2019

As everyone took their finals and packed up their bags this past semester, the University of St. Francis received their very own “Farmer’s Fridge.” According to the Chicago Tribune website, Farmer’s Fridge is a “Chicago-based startup that sells salads and other meals f...

November 16, 2018

This Friday, November 16, the University of St. Francis will be having a concert performed by the USF vocal jazz ensemble, Swinging Saints. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in San Damiano Hall which is in the Motherhouse building. According to the Music and Performing...

November 6, 2018

Joliet woman Ashley Tucker was found dead on Oct. 22. Now, family and friends are seeking the public’s assistance to cover the cost of her funeral arrangements in the form of a GoFundMe.

“She [Ashley] was everything to us. A beautiful mother, daughter, sister,” accordin...

October 24, 2018

Using animals to attempt to understand human disease has been a dominant practice for decades. However, experimenting on animals won’t save sick children or adults. In fact, there is overwhelming evidence that the tests hinder scientific progress and put patients at ri...

October 12, 2018

The Chicagoland Speedway will be having their second annual Trunk-or-Treat fundraising event on October 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. According to the Chicagoland Speedway website, families and race fans are invited to load up their trunks with candy and put their little o...

September 21, 2018

On Wednesday, September 5, Meghann Maves of Waste Management came to the University of St. Francis to discuss what can and cannot be recycled. The meeting was open to students and staff for those interested in learning more about recyclable items. Maves is a Recycling...

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