September 25, 2019

At times of difficulty, we all need that someone. We need to know that we matter and are loved. Everyone deserves that someone. Despite this statement, so many feel as if they have no one. Life often becomes unbearable without a hand to hold along the way. Be that some...

September 12, 2019

The year of integrity at the University of Saint Francis has arrived. Integrity is a value that takes courage to implement into our lives. The common word associated with integrity is honesty. Being an honest person is something humanity strives for. Integrity applies...

May 14, 2019

Well folks, we have come to our final interview for the semester. I can’t thank you enough for sticking with me and learning about some of the great people that make up the USF campus be what it is. After meeting with the “USF Political Firebrand” Julie Victa, for our...

April 25, 2019

It’s that time again where we get to know a little more about the inspirational people around campus in our University of St. Francis family. Welcome to Gio’s “Idols of Inspiration” where I interview various members of staff, students, and professors from all over the...

April 12, 2019

From March 27 to April 12, the University of St. Francis (USF) Art Gallery hosted an exhibition consisting of all student submissions. Pieces at the exhibit include oil paintings, sculptures, digital artwork and more.

For senior Studio major Sydney Jarrard, this was her...

April 10, 2019

Welcome to Gio’s “Idols of Inspiration” where I interview various members of staff, students, and professors from all over the University of St. Francis (USF) campus. After having the honor of interviewing Sister Gayle Lynn Rusbasan, my guest for this week is someone t...

March 27, 2019

Welcome to Gio’s “Idols of Inspiration” where I interview various members of staff, students, and professors from all over the University of St. Francis (USF) campus. After having the pleasure of interviewing Ruth Nelson, my next guest is someone we know that is always...

March 1, 2019

Welcome to Gio’s “Idols of Inspiration” where I interview various members of staff, students, mentors and professors from all over the University of St. Francis (USF) campus. After having the honor of interviewing Father Terry Deffenbaugh, my next guest is someone we s...

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 12, 2019

Welcome to Gio’s “Idols of Inspiration” where I interview various members of staff, students, mentors and professors from all over the USF campus. After having the pleasure of interviewing the lovely Lisa Walters, my next guest is sure to be another treat. This person...

February 1, 2019

Welcome to Gio’s Spotlight “Idols of Inspiration” where I interview various members of staff, students, mentors and professors from all over the USF campus. After having the honor of interviewing Michele O’Boyle, we have another very special guest that many of you migh...

January 22, 2019

Welcome to the first edition of “Gio’s Spotlight: Idols of Inspiration” where I interview various members of staff, students, mentors and professors. It is too often that we overlook some of the most amazing people that make up the USF community. While it makes me prou...

December 5, 2018

My name is Fr. Pete Jankowski, one of your theology adjunct professors here at the University of St. Francis. In my twenty-third year as a Catholic priest, I just finished a twelve-year assignment at St. Patrick’s Church in Joliet. Currently, I am taking what is best c...

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