Rev. Dr. Eric Albert Zimmer inaugurated as University of Saint Francis President

September 26, 2020

With family, friends, colleagues and community members in the audience and others watching via livestream, Rev. Dr. Eric Albert Zimmer was inaugurated as the 10th President of the University of Saint Francis on Saturday afternoon in the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center. Ron Turpin, the senior advisor to the president, presided over the event. Read More »


Rev. Dr. Eric Albert Zimmer begins service as USF president

July 1, 2020

Rev. Dr. Eric Albert Zimmer began his first day as University of Saint Francis president on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Fr. Zimmer was appointed president by the founding Congregation, the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, working closely with the USF Board of Trustees. He succeeds Sister M. Elise Kriss, OSF, who retired on 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 moves to temporary online-only classes as a COVID-19 precaution

March 11, 2020

University of Saint Francis President Sister M. Elise Kriss, OSF, sent a letter to the campus community today detailing the university’s plans to deal with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.


Rev. Dr. Eric Albert Zimmer appointed University of Saint Francis president

September 23, 2019

Rev. Dr. Eric Albert Zimmer has been appointed president of the University of Saint Francis. He will succeed Sister M. Elise Kriss, OSF, who will retire after 27 years as president on June 30, 2020.


Sister M. Elise Kriss to Retire as President of the University of Saint Francis in June 2020

September 22, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – University of Saint Francis President Sister M. Elise Kriss, OSF, has announced she will conclude her presidency on June 30, 2020. She will complete her 27th year. Sister Elise shared her retirement plan with the USF Board of Trustees on Wednesday. “Since July 1993, I have been privileged to serve this Read More »


USF Pre-Vet Students Unleash Animal Care Abroad

June 25, 2019

A trip to the Dominican Republic turns into a great learning experience for University of Saint Francis pre-veterinary students. On the first day of their trip to the Dominican Republic, University of Saint Francis pre-veterinary students Olivia Obringer and Jack Harris wondered if the pace would pick up. They helped Dr. Paula Johnson treat a Read More »


USF sophomore Alexa Marasovich breaking beauty pageant sterotypes

April 22, 2019

Recently crowned USA National Miss Indiana 2019, Marasovich sports a resume of interests that puts her well on her way to making people reconsider their preconceptions. Marasovich is a Biology major with a goal to become a physician assistant.


Wit, wisdom and wild characters of Dr. Seuss spell fun for “Seussical”

February 26, 2019

As University of Saint Francis junior animation major Louis Soria transforms into The Cat in the Hat for “Seussical,” the university’s musical, he’s not sure it’s much of a transformation.


Another brick in the wall

January 25, 2019

Parsley’s work gives art students the big picture on making
their passion a profession.


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