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...

October 31, 2019

Halloween is finally here! For some college students, the winding down of October means spending time in their dorm room doing homework. For others, this means going out for a night of spooky adventures and horror-filled experiences. There are a few things I want peopl...

October 30, 2019

The University of St. Francis (USF) will be hosting “Spooky Saints” on Thursday, October 31 for the Joliet community. The Spooky Saints event, previously known as "Trunk or Treat," is an annual tradition where children and families come to USF to trick-or-treat on Hall...

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 21, 2019

The University of St. Francis (USF) is holding its annual Transfer, Adult Degree Completion and Graduate Student Open House. According to www.stfrancis.edu, this event will take place on October 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in San Damiano Hall, which is located on the thi...

October 17, 2019

Fall break is finally upon us. For some students, it means going back home to work and for others, it means staying on campus because home is too far away. No matter the case, here are four things you should be doing while on fall break!

1. Get some sleep

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