University of Saint Francis The Encounter Student Newspaper (University of St. Francis)
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Welcome to The Encounter Student Newspaper Collection from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. This collection contains digital images of The Encounter from 1976 through 2008.

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Until May of 1969 the school newspaper at the University of St. Francis was The Interlude. That year the University of St. Francis, then the College of St. Francis, began its merger and cooperation with Lewis University, then Lewis College, in Romeoville, IL. The student newspapers of the two schools merged as well. With the subsequent de-merger of Lewis-St. Francis of Illinois back into two separate schools the University of St. Francis school newspaper was restructured and re-emerged as The Encounter. The first issue was published on October 7, 1976.

In 2008 The Encounter student newspaper launched an all-new online website This site expands on the print edition of The Encounter with extra features like slideshows, polls, web-casts and the ability to comment on articles.


The images from this collection can be displayed and downloaded in high-resolution format. All rights held by the University of St. Francis. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, please contact