Update from Ambialet

Update from Ambialet

Olivia Ford, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Students, faculty and staff are busy here in Loretto as we head into the home stretch of the semester. Things are also busy at the University’s Ambialet campus in France, where SFU students are making the most of their opportunity across the pond. “This semester’s class is having a great...

Students, faculty, staff participate in Movember

Students, faculty, staff participate in Movember

Damian Runk, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Saint Francis students, faculty and staff members are participating in Movember, a month-long event that raises awareness and money for men’s physical and mental health. Movemeber, or “No Shave November,” began with participants shaving on Oct. 31. Participants then grow a mustache or let their...

Class of 2020 hosts Halloween Trivia Night

Class of 2020 hosts Halloween Trivia Night

Payton Huber, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


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Halloween Trivia Night began with a bang at JFK on Oct. 25. Topics of ghoulish proportions were featured alongside some equally interesting philanthropy questions. The event was sponsored by the Student Philanthropy Ambassadors, who according to Cynthia Henderson, Assistant Director of the Saint Francis...

Students sharpen dining skills at Etiquette Dinner

Students sharpen dining skills at Etiquette Dinner

Anna Baughman, Editor

October 31, 2018


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Career Services provided SFU students with the opportunity to brush up on their dining skills on Tuesday, Oct. 23, sponsoring the annual Etiquette Dinner. Pat Cataldo, etiquette expert and presenter, taught students the ins and outs of proper dining. Cataldo, SFU class of ’66, has traveled around...

Third annual FAST FEST raises money, awareness

Third annual FAST FEST raises money, awareness

Katie Augustine, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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FAST FEST will return to campus for a third consecutive year on Friday. At the event, people fast to raise money and awareness for the nonprofit organization Engineers in Action. Half of the money raised goes directly to the organization and is used to help coordinate groups of volunteers in Bolivia...

Boy Scouts to visit for Merit Badge Day, Oct. 6

Boy Scouts to visit for Merit Badge Day, Oct. 6

Derrick Wiley, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


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Saint Francis will host its annual Merit Badge Day for the Boy Scouts of America on Oct. 6. Over 100 scouts are expected to attend the event. Parents and families are invited to afternoon activities. This year, the number of badges expected to be earned are double the number earned at last year’s...

Alzheimer’s walk scheduled for Oct. 6

Alzheimer’s walk scheduled for Oct. 6

Haley Thomas, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


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Citizens of Altoona and surrounding areas can participate in a walk at People’s Natural Gas Field on Oct. 6 to memorialize their loved ones afflicted by Alzheimer’s and to raise money to find a cure. Olivia Pethtel, the faculty advisor of SFU’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Club, and Karen Richtar,...

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...

Vogues deliver memorable performance to open SFU Band Concert Series

Vogues deliver memorable performance to open SFU Band Concert Series

Andrew Nash, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase, The Arts

The SFU Bands are hosting a series of musical acts in 2018-19 and the Vogues opened the “SFU Band Concert Series” on Sept. 30 at JFK Auditorium. The Vogues are known for their chart-topping singles from the 1960s. The original group was inducted in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001. The...

Men’s volleyball player joins Loretto Borough Council

Men’s volleyball player joins Loretto Borough Council

Urska Medvesek, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase, Sports

Men’s volleyball player Hayden Herc has been selected to represent Saint Francis on the Loretto Borough Council. The Borough Council is responsible for providing services to area residents. “We are excited about the opportunity for Hayden, not only to represent SFU Athletics, but also the entire...

Changes coming to JFK

Changes coming to JFK

Olivia Ford, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


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The Saint Francis Student Government Association (SGA), in cooperation with University officials, conducted a survey regarding meal offerings at SFU last year. According to SGA officials, as a result of the findings from this survey, there are plans to renovate JFK. These renovations include the...

Students make “Reaching Every Door” a success

Students make “Reaching Every Door” a success

Anna Baughman, Editor

October 3, 2018


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Saint Francis celebrated its annual Reaching Every Door (RED) Day on Oct. 2 with a slew of volunteer projects involving over 500 students in the Loretto, Cresson, Gallitzin, Ebensburg and surrounding areas. The goal of RED Day is for members of the SFU family to reach out to the local community. With...

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