Free services available to USF students for mental and physical health

May 28, 2020

While all have been busy dealing with COVID-19 these past months, the University of Saint Francis understands students have had their own challenges and struggles to cope with during this year at the university. USF continues to seek the best ways to help all students during the summer months. Many shared the need for continued Read More »

USF distributes CARES Act funds to students

May 12, 2020

The University of Saint Francis is distributing funds to eligible students for financial relief through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). USF received $945,565 for student grants through the CARES Act for financial relief caused by disruption of studies by the COVID-19 pandemic. USF signed the Certification and Agreement on April Read More »

USF announces plan to return to on-campus instruction in fall

April 30, 2020

University of Saint Francis President Sister M. Elise Kriss, OSF, sent an update to students, faculty and staff today about the university’s plan to return to on-campus instruction this fall. Her letter outlines the details: Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, As we conclude the 2019-2020 academic year, we all recognize that it was a challenging and unprecedented Read More »

USF alumna Kat Knutson volunteers to help COVID-19 patients in Kentucky

April 27, 2020

University of Saint Francis alumna Kat Knutson (BS ’17) didn’t hesitate when she received a request for volunteer healthcare workers to assist COVID-19 patients in Lake Cumberland, Kentucky. “The second I got the email I was ready to volunteer. Send me tomorrow!” Knutson said. “When they called the first round of volunteers and I wasn’t Read More »

USF alumna and nurse practitioner Kelsey Richard talks about dealing with COVID-19

April 17, 2020

University of Saint Francis alumna Kelsey Richard (BSN ’16, MSN ’19) tries to take some time to disconnect from thinking about COVID-19 when she’s at home, but that’s easier said than done. Richard is one of the essential workers trying to help on the front lines. As a nurse practitioner in cardiology at Lutheran Hospital, Read More »

USF announces updates on summer courses and academic camps

April 17, 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis will continue with an online format for most summer courses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, several academic camps have been canceled. All summer courses will have complete online instruction when possible. Courses in Summer Session I which require clinical and lab experiences and are Read More »

USF works to stay connected with students during COVID-19 pandemic

April 15, 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis continues to seek and develop new ways to connect with current and future students during the COVID-19 pandemic. USF has implemented effective approaches to help future students learn about and apply to the university, to help current students remain connected to peers and faculty, and to Read More »

USF FACULTY/STAFF: Message from Sister Elise

April 2, 2020

University of Saint Francis President Sister M. Elise Kriss, OSF, sent a letter to faculty and staff on Thursday, April 2, to offer an update on campus operation during the COVID-19 precautions: Dear Faculty and Staff, Just a message today to share some information as we continue to settle into the new way of teaching Read More »

Formula for Life race goes virtual to help Haiti orphanage and encourage exercise

April 2, 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The 12th Annual Formula for Life Run/Walk at the University of Saint Francis will take place as a virtual event. Due to concerns about COVID-19, organizers have improvised and devised a new way to have the race and help raise money for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Orphanage in Haiti. Registered Read More »

USF professor Michael Bechill delivers insight with COVID-19 podcast

March 30, 2020

Text messages, Facebook conversations, and phone calls started rolling Dr. Michael Bechill’s way in early March. Family, friends, and colleagues wanted his view on the coronavirus, which was spreading to the United States. By last week, as COVID-19 expanded rapidly, Bechill received as many as 50 messages a day. So, he decided to find a Read More »

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