Podcast: Why USF?

Do you have questions about college? Why USF features University of St. Francis students, faculty, graduates, and staff explaining what college life is like, the valuable degree programs we offer, and important topics like how to pay for college, how the admissions process works, and much more.

Podcast Episodes

In this “ Why USF” the deans from the College of Education, Dr. John Gambro and Dr. Cindy Sloan, discuss the current trends in teacher education in the 21st century; Why this is a good moment to consider teaching as a career; the early hands-on approach; the second to none accreditation; the job placement; and the heart of a teacher all  fashioned thru a Franciscan worldview.

Eric Wignall interviews Jeff Jaskowiak and Alby Odum about the unique program they developed called the Digital Audio Recording Arts major. Jeff and Alby describe the foundation of the program as being a musician, a technician and an entrepreneur. They discuss their novel coursework, their successful internship program, the access to the state-of-the-art recording/editing facility,  the value of a degree and the DARA community of creativity.  If you are a bitten music creator this is a must listen and a viable option.

“Why USF” episode with students Lily and Alex.  Lily speaks of why she chose the USF nursing program and how she navigates its rigors. Alex was a political science major who loved the USF experience so much that he became an admissions counselor at USF. They appreciated the flexibility to their schedules and how USF enables one to find out what it is they love and help them to find their true passion.

This “Why USF” gives a birds eye view of the educational journey and university experience from two students from diverse backgrounds. Josh is a student from England as a international business logistics major and Liz has a double major in communications and management.  They talk about their involvement in sports, student activities and campus life. Josh and Liz discuss the personal touch of USF, how soon students take courses in their major and some surprises.  Their love and dedication to USF will be evident.

The ever inspiring and effervescent Dean of COBHA, Orlando Griego, speaks of his vision and the accomplishments, the accreditations, the competitiveness, and the success of the graduates of COBHA.  Orlando is a very invigorating, engaging servant leader. Orlando sees his role as Dean to empower and encourage his staff and his students to make a difference, to dream big, to be relevant, to be purple cows, to live out the Franciscan worldview, and affect the world. A must listen!

Vice President of Admissions Eric Wignall and Eric Ruiz, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, talk about the degree programs offered by the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. USF offers over 100 undergraduate options so the discussion ranges over what a college degree is, what a major and minor is, and how to decide your degree program.

Do you have questions about college? Why USF features University of St. Francis students, faculty, graduates, and staff explaining what college life is like, the valuable degree programs we offer, and important topics like how to pay for college, how the admissions process works, and much more