University Announces Catholic Student Community “Alta Via”

University Announces Catholic Student Community “Alta Via”

Scott Riner, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Campus Ministry is launching a Catholic student community. Alta Via, which means “the highway” in Latin, will provide the opportunity for a select group of students to grow in their faith through this initiative. The program will launch in the fall semester. “Alta Via comes from a path thro...

University Cancels Mock Convention

University Cancels Mock Convention

Patrick Hough, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Since the 1960 presidential election between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, the History and Political Science Department, in association with the Current Affairs Club, has made it a tradition to hold a mock political convention on campus. Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, however, the 2020 Mock Conv...

SGA Partners with Black Student Union to Organize Day of Service

SGA Partners with Black Student Union to Organize Day of Service

Rebekah Finafrock, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

The Student Government Association recently partnered with the Black Student Union to create a day of service at the University. The event will be held in conjunction with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and will be similar to R.E.D. (Reaching Every Door) Day, which is conducted each October.  There...

STEAM Summer Academies Return in 2020

STEAM Summer Academies Return in 2020

Katie Augustine, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Formerly called the STEM Summer Academies, the STEAM Summer Academies will be returning to campus from June 27- July 17.  The one-week academies are for current high school sophomores and juniors. SFU professors run the academy with the help of student mentors. These students mentor high schoolers...

SFU Awarded $28K Grant to Combat Sexual Assault

SFU Awarded $28K Grant to Combat Sexual Assault

Noah Brunhuber, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

One of Saint Francis’ top priorities is to ensure the safety of every student and the University recently secured a grant to help it better achieve this mission.  Saint Francis has received a $28,500 grant from the state of Pennsylvania to help fight against sexual assault.  The grant is p...

SGA Collaborates with Legends Warehouse

SGA Collaborates with Legends Warehouse

Rebekah Finafrock, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The Student Government Association is collaborating with Legends Strength and Fitness Warehouse in Ebensburg as part of its mental wellness initiative. SGA was involved in forming the Mindfulness Task Force and this is one of the new group’s first initiatives. Legends Warehouse is a functional ...

Student-Athlete Networking Event Scheduled for Sunday

Student-Athlete Networking Event Scheduled for Sunday

Jalen Brown, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The Athletics Department will host its second annual Student-Athlete Networking Event on Sunday. This event is open to all student-athletes, with juniors and seniors strongly encouraged to attend. “We want to create more career development opportunities for our student-athletes,” said Associate ...

Faculty Member’s Research Referenced in Rolling Stone

Faculty Member’s Research Referenced in Rolling Stone

Dasha Kirby, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Research conducted by Travis Tasker, an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, along with his dissertation advisor, William Burgos, was referenced in a Rolling Stone magazine article titled “America’s Radioactive Secret.” The article was published in January. Their research explores...

Dining Services Rolls Out New Initiatives

Dining Services Rolls Out New Initiatives

Marina Misitano, Editor

February 19, 2020

Dining Services has changed its operations significantly over the past year.  Frankie’s Campus Club, which replaced the ‘old’ Frankie’s, has been up and running for a little more than a semester, but there are some things that many students still don’t fully understand regarding their meal...

Students Surveyed on Fave President

Students Surveyed on Fave President

Halie Murphy, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Presidents’ Day was celebrated earlier this week. This holiday celebrates our first president, George Washington, who was born on Feb. 22, 1732, and Abraham Lincoln, who was born on Feb. 12, 1809.  The holiday has become a celebration of all U.S presidents, however, not just these two well-known leaders....

SFU to Host Mock Political Convention

SFU to Host Mock Political Convention

Damian Runk, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

SFU will host a 2020 Mock Democratic Convention at JFK on March 14.  Mock conventions have been celebrated at the University dating back to 1960. The mock convention is staged to resemble the real national conventions in every possible way. Mock conventions have been held at SFU during preside...

Students Looking Forward to Spring Break

Students Looking Forward to Spring Break

Raegan Woolwine, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Students are preparing for midterms, but they are also looking forward to getting off the mountain for Spring Break.  For many spring sports student-athletes, they will travel and compete.  “I am excited to spend my first spring break in college traveling with my team,” said lacrosse play...

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