Debate Team competes at Ethics Bowl

Debate Team competes at Ethics Bowl

Anna Baughman, Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

The Saint Francis Debate Team traveled to Poughkeepsie, New York, on Dec. 1 and competed in the Northeast Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. The team was competing to advance to the national competition. Students Ryan Alu, Hunter Becker, Elliot Biddle, Cory Kumpf, Randee McGee and Anthony Perozich, accompanied...

Amplify Church to Visit Campus, Dec. 3

Amplify Church to Visit Campus, Dec. 3

Olivia Ford, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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A group from Amplify Church in Indiana (Pennsylvania) will visit SFU on Dec. 3. The “RIOT” event will be held in JFK Auditorium, with the doors opening at 8:30 p.m. and the show starting at 9 p.m. The event counts toward CES credit and Frankie’s Cup points. The Indiana Church hosts events...

SFU students share their Christmas favorites

SFU students share their Christmas favorites

Anna Baughman, Editor

November 28, 2018


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With the holidays around the corner, Saint Francis students have Christmas on the brain. How, in the midst of projects and finals, can students keep the Christmas spirit alive? Over the next few weeks, students will likely turn to their favorite Christmas movies and songs to kindle yuletide feelings....

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...

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