Saint Francis hosts high school students for Science Day

Saint Francis hosts high school students for Science Day

Camryn Tirado, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


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The University hosted its 25th annual Science Day on Nov. 20, welcoming more than 400 high school students to the University. Visiting high school students competed in various competitions and attended presentations delivered by SFU faculty. SFU student Yngara Pehoua-Dupervil volunteered to work Sc...

Student share projects at eighth annual Research Day

Student share projects at eighth annual Research Day

Katie Augustine, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


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Saint Francis hosted its eighth annual Research Day on Nov. 15, affording students the opportunity to share information about independent or class research projects with the campus community. Research Day is organized by the SFU Office of Student Research. Balazs Hargittai, chair of the Chemistry...

ROTC provides students opportunities

ROTC provides students opportunities

Derrick Wiley, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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ROTC, or Reserve Officer Training Corps, has been around for more than a century and ROTC programs can be found at over 1,700 colleges and universities across the nation. The program prepares young men and women to become officers in the U.S. military. ROTC and military science programs were introduced...

ROCK program promotes science throughout community

ROCK program promotes science throughout community

Katie Augustine, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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SFU’s ROCK program  - Rural Outreach Chemistry for Kids - seeks to inspire children to look into the field of science. This year, ROCK extended its efforts to reach teachers. ROCK members led workshops for teachers at the Pittsburgh Conference Science Week, held Oct. 20-25. Another new event...

SFU represented at ENACTUS event in California

SFU represented at ENACTUS event in California

Urska Medvesek, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Three SFU students and two Shields School of Business faculty/staff members represented the University at the Enactus World Cup on Oct. 9-11 in San Jose, California. Enactus stands for Entrepreneurs in Action for US (US meaning the local community, the U.S. and the world). Large corporations, including...

Do’s and don’ts on scheduling for 2019 Spring Semester

Do’s and don’ts on scheduling for 2019 Spring Semester

Marina Misitano, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Next week is Scheduling Week, the time when students will schedule classes for the 2019 spring semester. It is important to remember what to do and what not to do in order to make scheduling a breeze. Whether you are a freshman or a senior, there are certain things to be aware of that can make or...

Nursing program’s success recognized, celebrated

Nursing program’s success recognized, celebrated

Marina Misitano, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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The Nursing Class of 2018 has been recognized by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing for its 100 percent pass rate on the 2018 National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The Saint Francis Nursing Program is the only program in Pennsylvania to have recorded a 100 percent pass rate for ...

University launches aviation program

University launches aviation program

Urska Medvesek, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


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SFU rolled out a new academic offering this semester and it has taken flight, literally. The new aviation concentration already has four students participating. The program became possible thanks to a cooperative venture between SFU and Nulton Aviation Services, which is located at the John Murtha...

Pre-Law students attend First Amendment Conference

Pre-Law students attend First Amendment Conference

Katie Page, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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Political Science Professor Joseph Melusky and several SFU pre-law students attended a prestigious conference at Duquesne University, Oct. 21-22. Melusky received an invitation to the National First Amendment Conference at Duquesne. Joining him at the conference were students Elliot Biddle, Brad Cain,...

Sustainability the goal at Hoop House Garden

Sustainability the goal at Hoop House Garden

Derrick WIley, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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The University community was given the opportunity to tour the Hoop House Garden, a unique on-campus greenhouse, on Oct. 29. Home to many different varieties of vegetables and plants, the Hoop House Garden uses only sustainable food production methods that preserve the soil and plants. Students...

Local high school supports Cancer Care Program

Local high school supports Cancer Care Program

Urska Medvesek, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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SFU’s Master of Cancer Care Program recently received a donation from students at the Central Cambria School District. At the Central Cambria Football Boosters Pink Out Game in October, Christopher Santini, the principal at Central Cambria High School, and members of the Red Devils football team...

Sullivan Hall project progressing

Sullivan Hall project progressing

Haley Thomas, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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Renovations to Sullivan Hall began in early April and have been moving along smoothly. The University hopes to begin utilizing the new building in June 2019. “The 10,000 square-foot addition will be known as the ‘School of Health Sciences and Education Experiential Learning Commons,’” said...

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