Students enjoy last weekend before finals at Springfest

Kaitlyn Kitchen, Staff writer
April 30
Filed under Campus Life

Springfest kicked off April 19, providing students an opportunity to enjoy their last weekend on campus before finals week. Some received manicures from members of the Salon Professional Academy in Altoona. A candy bar was set up for students to get their sugar rush. Four Sullivan Hall classrooms... Read more »

Mr. and Ms. Frankie award winners to be announced April 25

Christian McFadden, Staff writer
April 30
Filed under Campus Life

The Mr. and Ms. Frankie awards honor the top senior male and female students at the University each academic year. The 2016-17 winners will be announced at the President’s Awards Convocation on April 25 at JFK Auditorium. The Mr. Frankie Award has been presented annually since 1936, with the... Read more »

Gubio space reopens

Gubio space reopens

Teresa Narduzzi, Staff writer
April 19
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

The Student Government Association and Residence Life held a grand re-opening ceremony for the Gubio Study Lounge in the basement of Francis Hall on March 18. Café Gubio closed at the end of the 2016 academic year after the Adamucci Café was created as part of the Schwab Hall renovations. The... Read more »

ENACTUS advances to national competition

ENACTUS advances to national competition

Tyler Skipper, Staff writer
April 19
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Saint Francis’ ENACTUS team recently competed at the 2017 regional competition in Washington, D.C., and qualified for the national competition with a strong showing at this event. The team is headed to nationals in Kanas City next month. ENACTUS stands for “entrepreneurs in action for us” and... Read more »

Mr. and Ms. Frankie award winners to be announced April 25

Christian McFadden, Staff writer
April 19
Filed under Campus Life

The Mr. and Ms. Frankie awards honor the top senior male and female students at the University each academic year. The 2016-17 winners will be announced at the President’s Awards Convocation on April 25 at JFK Auditorium. The Mr. Frankie Award has been presented annually since 1936, with the... Read more »

Flash Forte entertains campus community

Flash Forte entertains campus community

Andre Wolford, Staff writer
April 18
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Flash Forte is a first-year acapella group of Saint Francis students who have delivered performances this year at various campus events. The group performed at two men’s basketball games, one men’s volleyball game, the dance team’s spring recital and the “SFU’s Got Talent” Show. Flash... Read more »

SGA Hosts Town Hall

SGA Hosts Town Hall

Teresa Narduzzi
April 8
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Saint Francis’ Student Government Association hosted its Spring 2017 Town Hall on March 27, inviting University administration officials to the event to discuss a number of students’ concerns. The Rev. Malachi Van Tassell, president of Saint Francis, discussed the ongoing budget cuts at the U... Read more »

Guest lecturer discusses drone warfare

McKinley Baptiste, Staff writer
March 26
Filed under Campus Life

The Rev. Kenneth Himes, professor of Christian ethics and former chairman of the Department of Theology at Boston College, was the keynote speaker at the 25th annual ethics lecture, sponsored by the University’s Institute for Ethics. The topic of Himes’ lecture was drones and the ethics of targeted... Read more »

University moves from GroupWise to Gmail

Tyler Skipper, Staff writer
March 26
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Saint Francis recently transitioned from the Novell GroupWise email domain to Gmail for students, faculty and staff. The University had used GroupWise for the last 16 years. The primary reason for the change is the ability to access email with the Gmail application. Users will also have full access... Read more »

God of Carnage well received by attendees

God of Carnage well received by attendees

Yohanny Rodriguez, Staff writer
March 23
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Four showings of “God of Carnage” on March 16-18 brought parents, faculty, staff and students to JFK Auditorium. The performances showcased the skills of fine arts students at Saint Francis and were directed by F.J. Hartland, visiting assistant professor of theater. God of Carnage is a Broadway... Read more »

God of Carnage to premiere March 16

God of Carnage to premiere March 16

Sam Kimmel, Editor
March 14
Filed under Campus Life

The Department of Fine Arts will debut the “vulgar comedy” God of Carnage March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in JFK Auditorium. Directed by F.J. Hartland, SFU visiting assistant professor of theatre, the show walks the audience through a story of no-manners bullying among full-grown adults. The cast for... Read more »

Slate of St. Patrick’s Day events scheduled for this weekend

Slate of St. Patrick’s Day events scheduled for this weekend

Kaitlyn Kitchen, Staff writer
March 14
Filed under Campus Life

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations kick off Friday at Saint Francis with a weekend full of on-campus activities for students. On Friday, the Gamma Sigma Sigma Sorority will host a Rock-a-Thon in JFK Lounge. Throughout a 12-hour period, the sisters will sit in rocking chairs while raffling off baskets... Read more »

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