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...

Communications, Management, Marketing students network in Pittsburgh

Communications, Management, Marketing students network in Pittsburgh

Marina Misitano, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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The Shields School of Business sponsored a “Marketplace Excursion” trip to Pittsburgh on Oct. 23 for students studying Communications, Marketing and Management. Attendees toured PNC Park and visited the Pittsburgh offices of MARC USA, a full-service advertising agency in the South Shore section of...

Declaration Day attracts new ASL minors

Declaration Day attracts new ASL minors

Anna Baughman, Editor

October 4, 2018


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The American Sign Language Department hosted its first Declaration Day on Sept. 28. This event was organized by Natalie Mijac, a senior Healthcare Studies major and ASL minor. At the event, students submitted change-of-minor forms, asked questions, and learned more about the department.   &nbs...

Shields School of Business to host Mentorship Day, Oct. 19

Shields School of Business to host Mentorship Day, Oct. 19

Anna Baughman, Editor

October 3, 2018


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The Shields School of Business is introducing a new opportunity for students to meet with alumni called “Mentorship Day.” The day-long event, scheduled for Oct. 19, will provide business students one-on-one time with recent alumni. The event will include “Graduates Of the Last Decade and...

SFU ranks in top 20 percent nationally in economic mobility of graduates

SFU ranks in top 20 percent nationally in economic mobility of graduates

Katie Page, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Academics, Campus Life, Showcase

According to a New York Times report on economic diversity and student outcomes, Saint Francis ranks in the top 20 percent nationally when it comes to the economic mobility of its graduates. The findings were published by the Equality of Opportunity Project, which studied students from almost all coll...

Science Outreach Center hosts Annular Solar 5K

Science Outreach Center hosts Annular Solar 5K

Marina Misitano, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


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The Science Outreach Center held its fifth Annular Solar 5K on Sept. 29. Members of the Outreach Center scaled the solar system down to five kilometers. Runners and walkers were able to make their way between the sun, planets, asteroids and the Kuiper Belt, a region of the solar system beyond Neptune. The...

Science students design signs for wastewater treatment plant

Science students design signs for wastewater treatment plant

Katie Augustine, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


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Some biology, chemistry and engineering students have teamed up to create detailed educational signs for Saint Francis’ wastewater treatment plant. Eleven students, with the help of science faculty, are creating museum-quality signs to hang outside the SFU-owned wastewater treatment plant just off...

Kasun first SFU student to win national business fellowship

Kasun first SFU student to win national business fellowship

Katie Augustine, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


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Junior accounting major Rebecca Kasun became the first Saint Francis student to receive the Sigma Beta Delta Fellowship Award. It is given to students studying a field of business who are well-rounded individuals, inside and outside of the classroom. Kasun is as one of around 30 students in the nation...

Fine Arts faculty member to deliver Ted Talk

Fine Arts faculty member to deliver Ted Talk

Derrick Wiley, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018


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Jim Donovan, an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, will deliver a Ted Talk Sept. 22 on how rhythm tricks your mind into sleep. He will be sharing findings from an experiment he conducted. In addition to teaching at Saint Francis, Donovan is the lead singer in the band, The Sun King Warriors. He also...

Major restructuring underway at University

Major restructuring underway at University

Anna Baughman, Editor

September 19, 2018


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Saint Francis started off the 2018-19 school year with a major reconstructing – going from four schools to three – in response to financial issues and a desire for new academic offerings. Along with these structural changes, there have been movements toward staff reductions. The three existing...

Communications faculty member wins dissertation award

Communications faculty member wins dissertation award

Damian Runk, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018


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Kelly Rhodes, chair of the Communications and Criminal Justice Department, has won the 2018 Dissertation-of-the-Year Award from University of Phoenix. Her doctoral dissertation is titled Influencing Corporate Social Responsibility Decision Making in a Major League Baseball Team: A Case Study. Rhodes said win...

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