MAY 19 – Fifth Annual Bluestem Festival at USF

May 8, 2018 | Joliet, Ill.

The University of St. Francis (USF) welcomes the fifth annual Bluestem Earth Festival to campus on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pat Sullivan Recreation Center on the university’s main campus in Joliet. The festival will feature over 90 eco-conscious exhibits and vendors, earth-friendly activities, live demonstrations, local food and children’s activities. Students will be selling milkweed and Computer Science students will be erasing hard drives. USF will be collecting pots and pans and cooking utensils for homeless/low income families. Good food and music will be included.

This fun and interactive festival is free to attend and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate and their associates. More information, visit More information about University of St. Francis sustainability efforts can be found at

Founded in 1920, the University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., is a Catholic, Franciscan university that serves 4,100 students nationwide; offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are more than 49,000 USF alumni across the globe.

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