Cardinal Turkson encourages USF graduates to impact society

May 1, 2021

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Highlighted by an encouraging speech from Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson, the University of Saint Francis conferred degrees upon 2021 graduates in its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 1 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Cardinal Turkson, Prefect for the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, told the Class of Read More »


Cardinal Peter Turkson to speak at University of Saint Francis Commencement

March 10, 2021

The University of Saint Francis is pleased and honored to announce Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson as the featured speaker for the 2021 Commencement.


Prairie Heights’ Alexis Treesh awarded USF Pay It Forward Scholarship

December 15, 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Alexis Treesh of Prairie Heights High School in LaGrange, Indiana, has been named the recipient of the 2020 University of Saint Francis Pay It Forward Scholarship. The full-tuition scholarship to USF has a value of more than $135,000 and is awarded annually by the university to an incoming student who represents Read More »


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 »


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