Virtual Mentorship Day a Success

Virtual Mentorship Day a Success

Emese Szucs, Staff Writer

October 21, 2020

Mentorship Day was held in Schwab Hall and via Zoom on Oct. 9. The purpose of this annual event in the Shields School of Business is to connect current students with alumni in order for them to gain career advice, guidance and support, as well as add to their network of professional contacts. The...

Environmental Action Society Hosting Photo Contest

Environmental Action Society Hosting Photo Contest

Patrick Hough, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

The SFU Environmental Action Society is accepting submissions for its annual nature photo contest. In this contest, participants take photographs of various natural wonders around campus. These can include, but are not limited to, landscapes, non-domestic wildlife, trees and plants, and creatures of...

PA Students Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate on Exam

PA Students Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate on Exam

Chancelor Little, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

During the summer, 51 SFU Physician Assistant graduates enrolled to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) for the first time. To be eligible to take the PANCE, you must graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant program. You must complete the exam within six years of...

Tips on Surviving Midterms

Tips on Surviving Midterms

Halie Murphy, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

Midterms are here, but don’t be stressed out! You can do this! Here are some tips to help you get through this hectic time of the year. Katie Dettwiller, Sophomore Occupational Therapy major: “Start studying a week or so before the exam, use resources on campus like the tutoring center,...

Modified EIR Program Continues During Pandemic

Modified EIR Program Continues During Pandemic

Emese Szucs, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

The Shields School of Business’ Dr. Albert A. Zanzuccki Executive-in-Residence Series opened last week. Due to the pandemic, instead of having EIRs visit campus in person, they are visiting virtually via Zoom. The series started in September of 2007. Each academic year, approximately six business...

Economics Program Named in Honor of Former Faculty Member

Economics Program Named in Honor of Former Faculty Member

Halie Murphy, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

The Shields School of Business honored former faculty member Philip Woo at a ceremony on Aug. 31 by naming the school’s Economics Program after him. The Dr. Philip Woo Economics Program becomes the first “named” academic program in the SSOB. Woo was a highly respected Economics professor who...

A Conversation with the President

A Conversation with the President

Marina Misitano, Editor

September 24, 2020

Troubadour Editor Marina Misitano recently sat down for an in-depth interview with University President the Very Rev. Malachi Van Tassell:   Marina: What did the decision-making process look like in regards to having students return to campus in August?   Father Malachi: In very early i...

Dogs in Classrooms May Promote Healthy Habits in Students

Dogs in Classrooms May Promote Healthy Habits in Students

Rebekah Finafrock, Staff Writer

September 10, 2020

Imagine being excited to attend a difficult class, not only to learn, but to embrace the calm and comforting atmosphere of having a dog or other pet in the classroom.  Heather Vitko, an Assistant Professor of Nursing, hopes to make this vision a reality for nursing students at SFU to experience....

Open for Business in Loretto

Open for Business in Loretto

Marina Misitano, Editor

September 10, 2020

Saint Francis opened its fall semester on Aug. 17 with large-scale face-to-face class meetings. This University-wide reopening followed careful consideration by school officials of the ongoing conditions of the COVID-19 global pandemic.  SFU is one of roughly 30 percent of schools nationwide that have...

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...

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