University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois serves nearly 4,000 students with on-campus and online undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education and nursing. Learn more by visiting our website or reading the latest issue of Engaging Mind & Spirit magazine .
Federal S-STEM Grant Will Hone Leadership Skills of Science Students
USF was recently awarded a grant worth nearly $650,000 from the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program. The grant will provide scholarships for 12 local high school students who are interested in pursuing bachelor’s degrees in biology and biochemistry ... MORE
Property Gift to Give Science Students True "Field Experience"
USF received a transformative gift worth well over $1 million from donors Charlotte ’74 and Norman Codo, through the donation of a Frankfort, Ill. property. The land includes a farmhouse and outer buildings, a large organic garden and an orchard, all seated on approximately 47 acres of land. Twenty-four of those acres have been restored to native prairie ...  MORE
New Book by Art & Design Professor Chester Alamo-Costello
The idea behind professor Chester Alamo-Costello’s third book, “Somewhere In-Between Chicago,” has been “percolating” for some time. He has documented the people, places and experiences he’s encountered, while also keeping meticulous journals, for more than 30 years. This book includes a materials produced between 1993 and 2018 . .. MORE