Author Visits SFU for Father Bede Memorial Reading

Author Visits SFU for Father Bede Memorial Reading

Shelby Bowen, Contributing writer
April 21, 2016
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Author Kim van Alkemade was the keynote speaker at the annual Fr. Bede Hines Memorial Reading on April 15. Alkemade explained the inspiration behind her historical fiction novel Orphan #8, sharing her grandfather and great grandmother’s story. The story focuses on a woman who is struggling between ...

SFU to Host Red Mass/Law Day

Brittany Plaszewski, Contributing writer
April 20, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

Saint Francis will host its annual Red Mass/Law Day on Friday, April 22. Bishop Mark Bartchak will serve as celebrant of the event, while the Rev. John Byrnes will deliver the homily. The Red Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Chapel, and will be followed by the Law Day...

Reaching Out to Improve Community Health

Reaching Out to Improve Community Health

Matt Conrad, Contributing writer
April 20, 2016
Filed under Academics, Showcase

An upcoming conference will welcome health care professionals in surrounding communities to the University. The sixth annual DiSepio Symposium Series, scheduled for May 13-14, is an opportunity for area medical practitioners to meet continuing education requirements that are necessary for them to...

Parma Exchange Program Off and Running

Angel Creek, Contributing writer
April 15, 2016
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The University of Parma exchange program was launched this semester here at Saint Francis, with four students from Italy attending classes in Loretto this spring, and one SFU student, Pauline Macharola, exploring independent life among other international students. Mary Jean Bujdos, an Italian instructor...

When employers come looking for you–Job & Internship Fair set for Thursday

When employers come looking for you–Job & Internship Fair set for Thursday

Kayla Rice, Contributing writer
April 5, 2016
Filed under Academics, Showcase

SFU will host its annual Job/Internship Fair Extravaganza (JIFE) on Thursday, April 7, at the Stokes Center.Courtesy SFU Office of Marketing & Public Relations Students will have the opportunity to interact with more than 100 prospective employers, and members of the SFU Career Services staff highl...

Semester-in-Siena Program Beginning in Spring 2017

Angel Creek, Contributing writer
March 19, 2016
Filed under Academics

SFU students will now have the opportunity to study abroad in Siena, Italy, for an entire semester, beginning in the spring of 2017. Students will be able to experience a full semester immersed in the historic Tuscan town for the same cost as a semester at SFU’s main campus. “We’re excited...

Was U.S. founded as “Christian Nation”? SFU’s Examined Life Conference Features author’s talk, student presentations

Was U.S. founded as “Christian Nation”? SFU’s Examined Life Conference Features author’s talk, student presentations

Jordan Gorsuch, Contributing writer
March 17, 2016
Filed under Academics, Showcase

John Fea, a professor of American History at Messiah College, will deliver the keynote address for SFU’s annual undergraduate conference in the Liberal Arts, “The Examined Life.” Fea’s presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18, in the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. It will...

The future of business is coming to Schwab Hall

The future of business is coming to Schwab Hall

Matt Fraley, Contributing Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under Academics, Showcase

The modernization of Schwab Hall has begun. It will become the home for the School of Business, providing a contemporary learning environment for its students. In its current state, the building is just over 50 percent finished. The project is still expected to be finished for classes this coming fal...

Students’ Photography on Display for SFU Community

Students’ Photography on Display for SFU Community

Emma Catalano, Contributing Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under Academics, Showcase, The Arts

Three SFU students’ photography efforts were recognized on Feb. 18 as part of the “3 Women, 3 Visions” exhibition in the lower level of the library. The three students who contributed to the art exhibit are Stephanie Connell, Sydney Shearer and Grace Smith. They each presented around 20 photographs. The...

Carlson Writing Contest Now Accepting Entries

Emma Catalano, Contributing writer
February 17, 2016
Filed under Academics

The Gunard Berry Carlson Writing Contest, which is currently accepting submissions, has been a Saint Francis fixture for more than 40 years. The Travaligni family established the contest to honor the memory of Gunard Berry Carlson, who died at the age of 15. Barbara Travaligni was the sister of Carlson. The...

Remillard Appointed Faculty Athletics Representative

Jordan Gorsuch, Contributing Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under Academics, Sports

Religious Studies associate professor Art Remillard was recently appointed to serve as the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) by SFU president Rev. Malachi Van Tassel, T.O.R. Remillard will look to facilitate the work of the University’s Athletics Advisory Board (AAB), while also serving as...

Communications Department Honors Video Challenge Winners

Communications Department Honors Video Challenge Winners

Matt Crawford, Contributing writer
February 1, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

  The winners of SFU’s Department of Communications’ annual video contest were recognized on Jan. 19. Plaques, cash prizes and scholarship opportunities were presented to the winning high school students. The prize for first place was awarded to Windber High School students Eric Blasic,...

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