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...

Josh Gallagher Performs Over Homecoming Weekend

Josh Gallagher Performs Over Homecoming Weekend

Marina Misitano, Editor

October 31, 2019

Josh Gallagher, a final four contestant from Season 11 of "The Voice," performed in JFK Auditorium on Oct. 25. The show was part of the SFU Concert Series. Gallagher, a Cresson native, was a member of Blake Shelton’s team on "The Voice," but he was later moved to Adam Levine’s team. Levine...

Alumni Return to Campus for Mentorship Week

Alumni Return to Campus for Mentorship Week

Amelia Laudenbach, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The University hosted “Mentorship Week” from Oct. 21-25, welcoming back to campus almost 100 alumni who participated in question-and-answer sessions and networked with current students throughout the week. “No matter what your major, no matter what your discipline, no matter what you do in l...

Drum Events Designed to Help Destress Students

Drum Events Designed to Help Destress Students

Dasha Kirby, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The Fine Arts Department is hosting a Drum and Destress Series on Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at noon, as well as a World Drum and Dance Ensemble on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in JFK Lounge. These participatory events will be conducted under the direction of Fine Arts faculty members Jim Donovan and Rachel Alle...

UWork to Work with Inmates at FCI Loretto

UWork to Work with Inmates at FCI Loretto

Morgan Flack, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

UWork student volunteers attended a training session at the Federal Correctional Institute in Loretto on Oct. 17 as part of preparations to deliver re-entry sessions to inmates. During the training session, students learned some of the background on the inmates, the conduct expected of volunteers, ...

Be Prepared for Spring Semester Scheduling

Be Prepared for Spring Semester Scheduling

Jalen Brown, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The fall semester is winding down. Some students are worrying about final projects and trying to improve their grades. Others are scrambling to figure out what classes they need to take next semester. Take too many credits and you’re stressing through a grueling semester. Take an underwhelming ...

Invest-in-Success Event Opportunity for Students to Cash In

Invest-in-Success Event Opportunity for Students to Cash In

Reem Alsaleh, Staff Writer

October 5, 2019

SFU’s annual Invest-in-Success event will be held Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. in 106 Schwab Hall. Based on the popular ABC television show “Shark Tank,” SFU’s ENACTUS team is looking for young entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to a panel of SFU judges.  The winner will be awarded up to $2,000 to...

SFU Community Honors Lives of Those Lost

SFU Community Honors Lives of Those Lost

Marina Misitano, Editor

October 2, 2019

A candlelight vigil was held on the mall Sept. 25 to celebrate and honor the lives of three students who died earlier this year: Nick Cumer, Liv Juliana and Bryan Smeltzer. Nick was an Exercise Physiology/Cancer Care student and former graduate assistant for the marching band. He was killed in the ...

Students Strive to Reach Every Door

Students Strive to Reach Every Door

Marina Misitano, Editor

October 2, 2019

The University celebrated Reaching Every Door (RED) Day on Oct. 1. This is an annual event during which groups from all over campus participate in various community service events at different locations. Classes are under a compressed schedule each RED Day in order to free up time for students and facult...

Enactus Hosts Final Lobsterfest

Enactus Hosts Final Lobsterfest

Hunter Longenecker, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Enactus students participated in the final “Lobsterfest for MS” event on Sept. 27 at the Bavarian Aid Society in Altoona.  The event raises money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through the sale of raffle tickets and an auction.  This fall’s Lobsterfest for MS was the 20th and...

Students Like Being Able to Swipe at Frankie’s Campus Club

Students Like Being Able to Swipe at Frankie’s Campus Club

Mamie Kyle, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

With the renovations to Frankie’s over the summer came the decision to make some changes to dining plan options, specifically the use of meal swipes and flex cash. Before this semester, meal swipes could only be used at Torvian, while flex cash was accepted at Frankie’s, Adamucci Café and Padua ...

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