SGA Hosts Town Hall Meeting

SGA Hosts Town Hall Meeting

Rebekah Finafrock, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

SGA held its semiannual Town Hall Forum in JFK Auditorium on Dec. 2.  At the event, SGA invites the student body to hear about accomplishments from the 2019 fall term, learn about campus updates, and have an opportunity to ask members of SFU’s administration questions.  The panel of adminis...

SFU Celebrates Service Appreciation Day

SFU Celebrates Service Appreciation Day

Rebekah Finafrock, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Physical Plant and Dining Service employees were invited to stop by JFK Lounge to celebrate Service Appreciation Day last month.  They enjoyed various desserts and hot chocolate and received hand-made buttons thanking them for their service. A video was shown at the event in which students expres...

Enactus Members Engage with Inmates at FCI and FPC Loretto

Enactus Members Engage with Inmates at FCI and FPC Loretto

Morgan Flack, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

The Enactus team’s Uwork initiative completed its last session on re-entry skills at the Federal Correctional Institution of Loretto and the Federal Prison Camp of Loretto on Nov. 21.  Hour-and-a-half sessions were conducted at FCI Loretto, as well as FPC Loretto. At each facility, student v...

Children’s Christmas Party Tradition Continues

Children’s Christmas Party Tradition Continues

Grace Hung, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

The University hosted its annual Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday at JFK. The purpose of the party is to celebrate the families of Saint Francis faculty and staff. Fifty-five children participated in this year’s party. Ages ranged from infants to children 10 years old. Members of the che...

Tips for Surviving Finals Week

Tips for Surviving Finals Week

Mamie Kyle, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Whether this is your first tango with final examinations in college or you have already gone up against them, finals are just as stressful for upperclassmen as they are for freshmen. While students are running around and desperately trying to finish their work for classes, as well as study for exams, h...

Donut Heaven Tradition Continues

Donut Heaven Tradition Continues

Amelia Laudenbach, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Donut Heaven is the one event each semester that will drag students out of their study hibernation and into the cold. Long lines formed by the myriad of students at Torvian Dining Hall is a tradition, and Sunday’s opening night was no different. “During a depressing episode of studying for all your finals, ...

SFU Participates in Operation Christmas Child

SFU Participates in Operation Christmas Child

Dasha Kirby, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Students affiliated with Campus Ministry’s Cru Group helped fill 31 shoe boxes for children in need around the world this Christmas season last month at the Boiler House.  Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is an international relief organization run by Samaritan’s Purse. OCC’s mission is “...

March-of-Dimes Event a Success

March-of-Dimes Event a Success

Hunter Longenecker, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Enactus members volunteered for the annual March of Dimes Chefs Auction at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona last month. The benefit helps raise money for the March of Dimes through auctions.  March of Dimes works to improve the health of mothers and babies through medical research, ...

The Dean’s Son, Randall Frye

The Dean’s Son, Randall Frye

Morgan Flack, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Even before he was born, Saint Francis University was already a part of Randall Frye’s life. Dr. Randy Frye, Randall’s father, became chair of the Business Program in 1984 before Randall was born in 1995. Randall grew up making trips to campus to visit his father at work and it was always an adventure...

SGA Executive Board Election Winners Excited to Begin Their Terms

SGA Executive Board Election Winners Excited to Begin Their Terms

Hunter Longenecker, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board election results were announced on Nov. 6.  The winners of the election include Randee McGee (President), Alex Kiepert (Executive Vice President), Jessica Woods (Vice President of Communications) and Nicholas Mauro (Parliamentarian).  The elec...

Survival Guide for Winter in Loretto

Survival Guide for Winter in Loretto

Raegan Woolwine, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Winter in Loretto can get pretty gnarly. For a new student, a freshman, or someone not used to this type of weather, it can come as a shock. Being on top of a mountain means that students here experience a variety of weather. It can be 60 degrees one and, two days later, there is a foot or two of s...

ROTC Cadets Help Make Races for Veterans a Success

ROTC Cadets Help Make Races for Veterans a Success

Raegan Woolwine, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

SFU Army ROTC cadets volunteered at the annual Sweat-for-Vets 5K and 10K races in Altoona on Nov. 3. The races were held on Brush Mountain and the money raised from the event went to veterans in the area. “We partake in Sweat-for-Vets because we want to show our support to the local veterans,” said cade...

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