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 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...

October 21, 2019

On Friday, October 25, the University of St. Francis’ (USF) Music and Performing Arts Department will be holding an event titled “enhakē.” Combining piano, clarinet, violin and cello, enhakē brings a new and fresh perspective to music from many periods and styles both...

October 7, 2019

WCSF-FM 88.7, the nonprofit radio station at the University of St. Francis (USF) will be holding their fifth annual “Mega Music Rummage Sale” on Saturday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to, The sale will take place at the University of St...

September 25, 2019

On October 4 and 5, Rockford’s “JoyFest” will officially begin with the help of University of St. Francis’ (USF) very own Director of Choral Activities, Paul Laprade. According to, JoyFest is “ event for directors and singers in which gospel, spi...

September 12, 2019

As the school year begins, so do the events for the Music and Performing Arts Department. As of August 21, 2019, the department released the event dates for upcoming artists, concerts and theater performances. Each event showcases different genres of music as well as t...

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