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...

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 www.stfrancis.edu, JoyFest is “...an 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...

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...

February 8, 2019

From January 29 through March 16, the Frida Kahlo’s Garden exhibition will be open to the public for free at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon, IL. This is the exhibitions second location, beginning a tour lasting 5 years long across the United St...

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...

October 26, 2018

While we can become overwhelmed with the endless amounts of movies and shows we can stream online, it can be easy to forget the simple pleasure of visiting the movie theater. The past couple of months have brought to us some phenomenal movies well worth the trip to the...

October 25, 2018

Chance the Rapper has become one of the more prominent hip-hop artists to speak out about mental health. He has already donated millions of dollars to Chicago public schools and now he is pledging $1 million to mental health services in Chicago.

According to Rolling Sto...

October 23, 2018

After several years of releasing little more than collaborations, rapper Lil Wayne finally released his teased album, Tha Carter V. The album was five years in the making and has undergone many changes since 2014.

According to the Rolling Stones, Tha Carter V was in dee...

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...

February 23, 2018

Every year, Joliet residents and local communities’ countdown for one of the greatest summer festivals: The Taste of Joliet. The Taste of Joliet will be held Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24 at Joliet Memorial Stadium.

The Taste of Joliet includes food vendors, l...

February 15, 2018

Another season of Shameless has come and gone; Season 8 wrapped up January 17th. Fans are left silent after the season 8 finale. Personally, I am left with the feeling of “eh”. Compared to the past 7 seasons, season 8 was not filled with the typical, crazy Gallagher dr...

February 15, 2018

Kylie Jenner is officially a mom despite all the rumors.

Kylie and father, Travis Scott welcomed a beautiful baby girl on February 1. The baby girl weighed in at 8 lbs., 9 oz. and arrived at 4:43 p.m. pacific time.

Beginning in September, speculations began flying all ov...

Please reload

Encounter Social

Join our Staff

Are you interested in writing, editing or photography?

Join the Encounter staff in producing USF's very own
student-run news magazine.

 

Email us at encounter@stfrancis.edu for more information.

Local Weather