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...

Photography Students Partner with Diocese

Photography Students Partner with Diocese

Dasha Kirby, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Students in this semester’s Introduction to Photography course have partnered with the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese to develop new marketing pieces for various sites in the Loretto area.  The class is a community-engaged (CE) course and the collaboration became possible through the work of Director of ...

Nursing Program’s Pass Rate on Licensure Exam Perfect for Fifth Straight Year

Nursing Program’s Pass Rate on Licensure Exam Perfect for Fifth Straight Year

Rebekah Finafrock, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

SFU’s Nursing Program is tied for number one in the nation for the fifth year in a row after achieving a 100-percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).  RNcareers.org ranked over 900 college and university nursing programs and Saint Francis tied with 12 other s...

Student’s Beef Farm Funded Through Invest-in-Success Award

Student’s Beef Farm Funded Through Invest-in-Success Award

Hunter Longenecker, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The Shields School of Business held its 11th annual Invest-in-Success event on Oct. 25 and more than $4,500 was awarded to students who presented their ideas to returning SFU alumni during Mentorship Week. Four students presented ideas to returning SFU alumni, who judged the competition. The ideas r...

Be Prepared for Spring Semester Scheduling

Be Prepared for Spring Semester Scheduling

Jalen Brown, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The fall semester is winding down. Some students are worrying about final projects and trying to improve their grades. Others are scrambling to figure out what classes they need to take next semester. Take too many credits and you’re stressing through a grueling semester. Take an underwhelming ...

Chemistry Faculty Member Celebrates 25th Year of Teaching at SFU

Chemistry Faculty Member Celebrates 25th Year of Teaching at SFU

Katie Augustine, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Ed Zovinka, a professor of Chemistry, completed his 25th year of teaching at Saint Francis at the end of the 2019 spring semester and an event is planned to celebrate this milestone. On Friday, Oct. 25, chemistry alumni will return to speak to high school students and current SFU students for “Celebrate...

Police Chief Speaks to Criminal Justice Students

Police Chief Speaks to Criminal Justice Students

Morgan Flack, Staff Writer

October 5, 2019

The chief of police in Sandy City, Utah, spoke to Criminal Justice students on Sept. 20.  William O’Neal talked to students in Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Mark Buckwalter's Sociology of Criminal Justice class while he was visiting SFU for Family Weekend to see his daughter, Halle O’...

Invest-in-Success Event Opportunity for Students to Cash In

Invest-in-Success Event Opportunity for Students to Cash In

Reem Alsaleh, Staff Writer

October 5, 2019

SFU’s annual Invest-in-Success event will be held Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. in 106 Schwab Hall. Based on the popular ABC television show “Shark Tank,” SFU’s ENACTUS team is looking for young entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to a panel of SFU judges.  The winner will be awarded up to $2,000 to...

CSOR Secures Grant That Will Help Veterans

CSOR Secures Grant That Will Help Veterans

Morgan Flack, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) has been awarded a million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.  The Veterans Accelerated Learning Program Grant is a three-year project intended to help veterans earn occupational licenses. Congressman Glenn Thompson of ...

Dogs and Students Learn Together

Dogs and Students Learn Together

Dasha Kirby, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

The Canine Learning and Behavior Psychology course offered at SFU gives students the opportunity to learn about psychology with dogs. The course, which is taught by Assistant Professor of Psychology Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg, is not for someone who wants an easy class playing with dogs. According...

Physician Assistant Program Holds White Coat Ceremony

Physician Assistant Program Holds White Coat Ceremony

Amelia Laudenbach, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The Physician Assistant Sciences Class of 2021 received their white coats at the first “White Coat” Ceremony in the program’s history.  The ceremony was primarily a celebration of the students transitioning from undergraduate to graduate-level courses. It also celebrated their hard work and tena...

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