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Joliet, Ill. – As part of Women’s History Month, join the University of St. Francis (USF) on Tuesday, Mar. 24, at 2:30 p.m. for Mother Moes and the Founding of the University of St. Francis, with a special decade-by-decade recap at the school’s past. This complimentary event, one of many celebrations hosted by the university throughout 2020 in celebration of its centennial, is open to the public and will take place in San Damiano Hall, which is located in Donovan Hall/Motherhouse (520 Plainfield Road in Joliet).

The event will begin with a brief presentation about Mother Alfred Moes by USF College of Education professor Madonna Murphy, Ph.D., followed by ten different speakers who will each highlight one decade of USF history, with a special emphasis on the important women at the school during each decade. The event will close with a special performance by USF’s Schola Cantorum and a slice of centennial celebration cake.

For more information, please contact Madonna Murphy at

Currently celebrating 100 years of higher education rooted in Franciscan values, the University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 50,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit

University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.

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Mother Alfred Moes