Student lands Jenzabar Grant

Student lands Jenzabar Grant

Derrick Wiley, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


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SFU student Nathan Moore has been awarded a Jenzabar-funded grant. Moore, a math and science major, will work as a paid intern at SFU during the summer on a Jenzabar project. Jenzabar is SFU’s administrative information system software vendor and works with thousands of colleges and universities. Moore...

Session offers students tips on how to protect online information

Session offers students tips on how to protect online information

Aiden Sweeney, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


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The Office of Institutional Research sponsored a data privacy information session in DiSepio on March 15 in hopes of making students more aware of the dangers in today’s cyber-world. “Awareness is the first step,” said John Valkovci, a Visiting Assistant Professor in Computer Science. “Any...

Business clubs visit Washington, D.C.

Business clubs visit Washington, D.C.

Hunter Longenecker, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


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The ENACTUS, CSOR and Investment clubs visited Washington, D.C., from Feb. 21-23. Through connections with SFU alumni, the clubs received private tours of the U.S. Capitol building, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the U.S. Security Exchange Commission (SEC). Thanks to 1994 SFU...

Laughlin Memorial Scholarship established

Laughlin Memorial Scholarship established

Mamie Kyle, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


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Bank of America recently announced the creation of the Terrence Laughlin ’77 Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University. The $500,000 gift from Bank of America will endow a scholarship, one that will go to a freshman from the Pittsburgh area, each academic year. The scholarship honors Terry...

Sepich to become new director at Ambialet campus

Sepich to become new director at Ambialet campus

Evan Feltz, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


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SFU alumnus Eric Sepich will become the new director of affairs on site at the University’s Ambialet campus in France. He replaces Tim Perkins, who has served in this role for many years. Sepich, who studied psychology at SFU, assumes the role after living abroad for many years. Perkins was...

Center for Rural Cancer Survivorship to offer wide range of services

Center for Rural Cancer Survivorship to offer wide range of services

Mamie Kyle, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


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In rural America, the rate of cancer survival is progressively dropping. There are many contributing factors to this troubling trend, but two of the primary reasons are because of weather conditions and distance from hospitals and medical centers. Given these challenges, the University recently announced...

France study-abroad program to be more affordable

France study-abroad program to be more affordable

Evan Feltz, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


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Saint Francis students choosing to study abroad in the Fall 2019 semester in Ambialet, France, will pay $500 less than students have paid in the past to spend a semester overseas. This cost reduction makes the price of studying in France for a semester equivalent to the cost of a semester in Loretto. This...

SFU basketball legend, decorated police officer shares experiences with students

SFU basketball legend, decorated police officer shares experiences with students

Anna Baughman, Editor

February 20, 2019


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Jess Zinobile, a 2000 Saint Francis graduate and former Red Flash basketball star, visited criminal justice majors in their sociology class on Feb. 8. A criminal justice major herself, Zinobile now works as a police officer at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina. After...

Graduate became that someone in Chemistry at Saint Francis

Graduate became that someone in Chemistry at Saint Francis

Katie Augustine, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


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Like many students, Travis Rosmus did not know what he wanted to do with his life when he graduated from high school. His interest in chemistry and math led him to study chemistry at Saint Francis.  H wasn’t sure he was headed in the right direction until he hit the upper-chemistry classes at SFU...

SFU launches Center for Fine Arts

SFU launches Center for Fine Arts

Mamie Kyle, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


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Saint Francis officials recently announced the launch of a Center for Fine Arts at the University.  Daniel Atwood, the Director of University Bands, has been chosen as the center’s director. The center is part of the School of STEAM.  Fine Arts faculty members are hoping to build strong relationships...

High school girls visit SFU for Women-in-Chemistry Day

High school girls visit SFU for Women-in-Chemistry Day

Katie Augustine, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


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The Chemistry Department hosted Women-in-Chemistry Day on Nov. 9, welcoming 29 high school girls to campus for the event. SFU female chemistry faculty and students discussed their research, shared information about their careers, and served as tour guides at the event. The day included two sessions...

Graduation for shelter dogs, Dec. 5

Graduation for shelter dogs, Dec. 5

Haley Thomas, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


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Four shelter dogs will graduate from SFU with a diploma and an AKC Canine “Good Citizen” Certification on Dec. 5. Cleo (pictured above), Kovu, Hamilton and Paisley are all dogs from the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society who were selected by Psychology students at Saint Francis to complete the...

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