Music Technology students record youth orchestra for PBS special

November 9, 2020

(Photo, left to right: Phoenix Keiner, Tito Marsan, Miles Fulwider, Gary Call, Sean Rollins, Derron Allred, Miranda Tyler and Jordan Kortenber.) University of Saint Francis music technology students gained hands-on experience during a recording session with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. The session took place on the backstage at the Clyde Theatre on Sunday, Read More »


USF’s Naomi Vanderleest named AEAI Outstanding Student Teacher

November 9, 2020

University of Saint Francis senior Naomi Vanderleest was named Outstanding Student Teacher by the Art Education Association of Indiana (AEAI) during the organization’s recent virtual conference. “I am so grateful to be given so many opportunities at the University of Saint Francis that have helped me grow into the art educator that I am today,” Read More »


Persistence and USF support propels first-generation college graduate

October 8, 2020

Yenni Hernandez-Saldana covered some rough terrain in her journey to a degree at the University of Saint Francis. As an immigrant and first-generation college student, she faced a few financial obstacles. In fact, she left USF after her freshman year and worked in a factory because money was tight. But she never gave up, returned Read More »


USF Crown Point breaks ground for facility, site expansion

September 18, 2020

CROWN POINT, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis Crown Point broke ground Friday, Sept. 18 for a $7 million building project aimed to expand the Crown Point site and meet a demand for additional quality healthcare professionals. USF President Rev. Dr. Eric Albert Zimmer was joined at the ceremony by administration, faculty and staff 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 »


Recent USF grads launch nursing careers during challenging times

June 17, 2020

As young nurses beginning their careers, recent University of Saint Francis graduates are grateful to learn so much during the COVID-19 pandemic. But their newfound knowledge is accompanied by stress, worry, fatigue and—in a positive reflection of their USF education—empathy. “Some days are harder than others, but I’ve been a part of things that I Read More »


USF students compile self-help manual to help VA during COVID-19

May 4, 2020

Dr. Carl Jylland-Halverson’s students seized a chance to help during a crisis with urgency and excellence. Jylland-Halverson, Clinical Mental Health Counseling program director at the University of Saint Francis, received a call from USF alumnus Dominic Letizia (BA ’05, MS ’07). Letizia, Assistant Chief of Mental Health at VA Northern Indiana Healthcare Systems, needed a 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 »


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