Monday, February 25, 2013
Arvid Johnson's appointment as the Joliet school's ninth president will be confirmed Thursday.
The University of St. Francis has announced that a Frankfort resident will be appointed as the University's ninth president. The Board of Trustees will meet Feb. 28 to confirm the appointment of Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D. Johnson’s tenure will begin June 1. “Arvid is a seasoned leader at multiple levels of education and business,” J.D. Ross, chairperson of the university’s Board of Trustees said in a written release. “He will bring great energy to USF as we all work together to build on the great strengths that our university already possesses.” Johnson is presently the dean of the Brennan School of Business at Dominican University, where he also is a tenured professor of management and has taught undergraduate and graduate business courses…
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Tell us what this holiday means to you and how you will celebrate?
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Many, including a group in Joliet, will use the national holiday to honor the civil rights activist by giving back to the community, be it through removing graffiti, picking up litter or doing other service projects. (It's not too late to volunteer to make a difference in Joliet on MLK Day.) Because it's both a federal and state holiday, there will be no mail service, government buildings will be closed, and most banks will not be open. Downtown street and deck parking is free, but Joliet City Hall is closed. However, Waste Management garbage collection will not be affected so leave your cans at the curb just as you would on a normal week. Because many use the day as an opportunity to focus on King and …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The yearly event pairs volunteers with local agencies to give back to the community.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Dawn Aulet
Wednesday, January 9
Last year, 212 people volunteered in the MLK day of service. The event is in its seventh year. "It started out very small, just a project at the church I attended," R. Dale Evans said. For the past two years, the Community Services Council has sponsored the event. Evans is a past president of the organization and is currently the chair of the MLK Day committee. The day of service is referred to as a day on, not a day off. Currently, a number of community groups are participating, creating volunteer opportunities for participants. "We could use other places; the hard part is, what comes first, the volunteers or the projects," Evans said. Last year, while there were 212 volunteers, the bulk of those who participated signed up at the last …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Community members are invited to participate in the University musical ensembles.
Two University of St. Francis musical ensembles, the Concert Chorale and Bernie's Band, are seeking new members. Joliet-area musicians are invited to join these groups, which consist of students, employees, alumni and members of the local community. Concert Chorale is a choir that meets at the university on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with some performances throughout the year. To find out more about singing with Concert Chorale, contact USF professor Will Thomen at 815-740-5043. Bernie's Band also meets at the university, with varying practice times. The group provides music at all home football games as well as other special events. Email USF professor Robert Stumpf at email@example.com about playing in the band. For more …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The first Future Teachers Summer Academy taught Joliet Township High School students about more than just their future careers.
When Anna Gatson returns to Joliet West High School in a couple of weeks, she does so with a new perspective. “You need to be able to meet people and talk to people without judgement first,” she said. This new-found perspective was the result of an experience at The Future Teachers’ Summer Academy, which was held July 20 to 22 at University of Saint Francis. The experience is part of the Multicultural Education Recruitment and Teaching program, or M.E.R.I.T. The M.E.R.I.T. program has an active club at Joliet West – the Future Teachers’ Club and one will begin at Joliet Central in the fall. “The main purpose is to recruit more (students) of color who want to go into teaching,” Nora Melesio, University of Saint Francis Community Outreach …