Dodransbicentennial Celebration Begins

Dodransbicentennial Celebration Begins

Julia Willason, Staff Writer November 13, 2021

Saint Francis will celebrate its 175th anniversary as an institution of higher learning in 2022. While the anniversary date is not until the upcoming calendar year, the celebration to commemorate the...

Nursing Program Introduces “Frankie’s WOW Nursing Award”

Nursing Program Introduces “Frankie’s WOW Nursing Award”

Rachel Lingenfelter, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

The “Frankie’s WOW Nursing Award” has been created by Adjunct Nursing Instructor Kara Coleman. The award recognizes nursing students who exemplify excellence and those who go above and beyond...

Saint Francis to Offer Classes at Downtown Altoona Location

Saint Francis to Offer Classes at Downtown Altoona Location

Anna Winesdoerffer, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

Saint Francis will begin offering in-person classes in Altoona next semester at the downtown location where the community’s JC Penny and Sears stores once operated on 11th Street. The site is a prominent...

School of Business Alumni Return to Campus for Mentorship Day

School of Business Alumni Return to Campus for Mentorship Day

Julia Willason, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

The Shields School of Business welcomed 45 alumni back to campus on Oct. 8 as part of its fourth annual Mentorship Day. “Bringing our successful alums back to campus to provide guidance, advice and...

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Spring Semester Scheduling Tips

Yanessa Shabbick, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

Scheduling for the spring semester is right around the corner. The registration period will open on Nov. 1 for those who hold senior status in credits and will continue until Nov. 5. The spring semester...

Full Steam Ahead for Study-Abroad Programs After Pandemic Pause

Full Steam Ahead for Study-Abroad Programs After Pandemic Pause

Liz Fisher, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

Saint Francis is once again offering study-abroad programs this academic year after being forced to pause this initiative because of the pandemic. Students were able to participate in a study-abroad...

Vice President for Academic Affairs to Retire at End of 2021-22 School Year

Vice President for Academic Affairs to Retire at End of 2021-22 School Year

Scott Riner, Editor September 30, 2021

Karan Powell, Vice President for Academic Affairs, will retire at the end of the 2021-22 academic year. The announcement was made by University President Father Malachi last month. Powell has served...

Shields School of Business to Host Fourth Annual Mentorship Day, Oct. 8

Shields School of Business to Host Fourth Annual Mentorship Day, Oct. 8

Kelly Marchi, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

The Shields School of Business will host its fourth annual Mentorship Day on Friday, Oct. 8. "Mentorship Day is a day-long professional development and networking event that links Saint Francis University...

Admissions Getting Close to Moving Into New Home in Francis Hall

Admissions Getting Close to Moving Into New Home in Francis Hall

Zach Benedek, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

The Admissions Department will soon be moving into a renovated Francis Hall. The renovation project began at the end of the 2021 spring semester and will wrap up in the coming weeks. Admissions is currently...

Occupational Therapy Department Unveils Sensory Room

Occupational Therapy Department Unveils Sensory Room

Tyler Beckwith , Staff Writer September 29, 2021

The Occupational Therapy Department unveiled its new sensory room earlier this semester. It is located on the second floor of the library in Room 203. “We all have sensory systems,” said Erin Long,...

McFadden to Become Dean of Francis Worldwide

McFadden to Become Dean of Francis Worldwide

Yanessa Shabbick, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

Tricia McFadden, an assistant professor of Marketing in the Shields School of Business, will become Dean of the Francis Worldwide School of Continuing Studies in January of 2022. McFadden said she expressed...

Finals Survival Tips

Finals Survival Tips

Mamie Kyle, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

With the spring semester quickly winding down and the end finally in sight after a long, hectic academic year, students have one more hurdle to clear before they can truly relax - finals. To help alleviate...

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