School of Business to welcome students to campus for Business Day

Aidan Sweeney, Staff writer

February 20, 2017


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Area high school students will be provided an inside look at the business world when the University hosts Business Day on March 24 at the JFK Student Center. Activities will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Throughout the day, students from visiting schools will compete against each other in games that...

Panel explores ethical issues of 2016 presidential election

Panel explores ethical issues of 2016 presidential election

Amanda Schiavo

November 7, 2016


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A Community-Faculty-Student Forum, “Ethical Issues In The 2016 Presidential Election,” brought differing viewpoints to the JFK Student Lounge Thursday night. The event was held to shed light on the ethical issues occurring during the 2016 Presidential Election and trends throughout history. Dr....

The Future of Business has arrived to Schwab Hall

The Future of Business has arrived to Schwab Hall

Sam Kimmel and Matt Fraley

October 11, 2016


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The modernization of Schwab Hall has been completed; hundreds came out for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newly renovated home of the School of Business on Friday, September 16th. The $7.6-million project, fully funded by the generosity of alumni and friends of SFU, had been operational since...

SFU Celebrates Earth Day

SFU Celebrates Earth Day

Jordan Gorsuch, Contributing writer

April 21, 2016


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“The Earth Day Carnival started at Saint Francis in 2004,” said Lane Loya, an associate professor of biology at the University. “We hosted it in the bottom level of JFK - we only had 10 booths and 20 people showed up. It has really blossomed since then.” The Environmental Action Society...

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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