English and Communications Major Wins National Writing Award

English and Communications Major Wins National Writing Award

Damian Runk, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Freshman English and Communications major Scott Riner has received a national award for a short story he wrote titled “The Grandfather Clock.”  This annual writing contest is sponsored by Delta Epsilon Sigma, the National Catholic Scholastic Honor Society.  Religious Studies professor Rosemary Be...

Investment Club Enjoys Success with Saint Matthew Fund

Investment Club Enjoys Success with Saint Matthew Fund

Avery Papalia, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

The Investment Club’s Saint Matthew Investment Fund returned a remarkable 43.5 percent in 2019 and surpassed $70 thousand for the first time.  The fund was established in the early 1990s and is managed by students in the Investment Club.  The club members conduct weekly meetings in order to discus...

Coronavirus Forces Cancellation of Business Day

Coronavirus Forces Cancellation of Business Day

Dasha Kirby, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic has led to the cancellation of the 19th annual Business Day, coordinated by the Shields School of Business and SFU’s Enactus Team. In years past, Business Day was broken down into two main parts: professional lectures and business competitions for high school students to experie...

Chemistry Faculty Publish Book on Periodic Table

Chemistry Faculty Publish Book on Periodic Table

Katie Augustine, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Chemistry professors Rose Clark and Ed Zovinka are editing and nearing completion of a children’s book on the periodic table.  Their new book – “Everything You Need to Know About the Elements: A Kids Guide to the Periodic Table” - focuses on the 118 elements of the periodic table and thei...

Student-Athlete Networking Event Scheduled for Sunday

Student-Athlete Networking Event Scheduled for Sunday

Jalen Brown, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The Athletics Department will host its second annual Student-Athlete Networking Event on Sunday. This event is open to all student-athletes, with juniors and seniors strongly encouraged to attend. “We want to create more career development opportunities for our student-athletes,” said Associate ...

Faculty Member’s Research Referenced in Rolling Stone

Faculty Member’s Research Referenced in Rolling Stone

Dasha Kirby, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Research conducted by Travis Tasker, an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, along with his dissertation advisor, William Burgos, was referenced in a Rolling Stone magazine article titled “America’s Radioactive Secret.” The article was published in January. Their research explores...

Graham to Attend NCAA Leadership Forum

Graham to Attend NCAA Leadership Forum

Yosuke Sugano, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Junior football player Kei-shon Graham has been selected as one of two student-athletes from the Northeast Conference to represent SFU and the NEC at the 2020 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum in Los Angeles in April. “I am honored and blessed to have the opportunity to represent not only S...

Chemistry Majors to Represent SFU at International Conference

Chemistry Majors to Represent SFU at International Conference

Katie Augustine, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Six chemistry majors will be attending “Pittcon 2020” in Chicago from March 1-4. Pittcon is the largest instrumentation analytical chemistry floor show in the world.  Seniors Michelle Karpinsky, Genell Jasper, Katie Augustine and Hannah Schoeppner, along with juniors Ivory Krise and Victoria Gei...

Faculty Experimenting with “Affordable Course Materials”

Faculty Experimenting with “Affordable Course Materials”

Dasha Kirby, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

The University’s library is leading the way for instructors to join the nationwide movement of Affordable Course Materials (ACM), one whose goal is to make higher education more affordable for students. Stephen Baker, chair of the Psychology Department, began using ACM two years ago.  “I co...

Braxton a Finalist for CLASS Award

Braxton a Finalist for CLASS Award

Phee Allen, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Senior star basketball player Keith Braxton has been named one of 30 finalists for the NCAA’s 2019-20 Senior CLASS Award.  In order to be eligible for this award, one must be a senior and have notable accolades in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. The...

Explore Another Culture by Studying Abroad

Explore Another Culture by Studying Abroad

Brittany Maas

December 10, 2019

As the fall semester is coming to a close, it is time to start thinking about what you want to do for Spring Break 2020. Through the Study Abroad Office, there are many opportunities for spring break trips, including Spring Break in London and the various HUGS (Helping the Underprivileged by Giving our...

Tips for Surviving Finals Week

Tips for Surviving Finals Week

Mamie Kyle, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Whether this is your first tango with final examinations in college or you have already gone up against them, finals are just as stressful for upperclassmen as they are for freshmen. While students are running around and desperately trying to finish their work for classes, as well as study for exams, h...

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