Third annual FAST FEST raises money, awareness

Third annual FAST FEST raises money, awareness

Katie Augustine, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

Men’s volleyball player joins Loretto Borough Council

Men’s volleyball player joins Loretto Borough Council

Urska Medvesek, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Men’s volleyball player Hayden Herc has been selected to represent Saint Francis on the Loretto Borough Council. The Borough Council is responsible for providing services to area residents. “We are excited about the opportunity for Hayden, not only to represent SFU Athletics, but also the entire...

Changes coming to JFK

Changes coming to JFK

Olivia Ford, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

The Saint Francis Student Government Association (SGA), in cooperation with University officials, conducted a survey regarding meal offerings at SFU last year. According to SGA officials, as a result of the findings from this survey, there are plans to renovate JFK. These renovations include the...

Students make “Reaching Every Door” a success

Students make “Reaching Every Door” a success

Anna Baughman, Editor

October 3, 2018

Saint Francis celebrated its annual Reaching Every Door (RED) Day on Oct. 2 with a slew of volunteer projects involving over 500 students in the Loretto, Cresson, Gallitzin, Ebensburg and surrounding areas. The goal of RED Day is for members of the SFU family to reach out to the local community. With...

Counseling Center hosts screening as part of Suicide Awareness Month

Counseling Center hosts screening as part of Suicide Awareness Month

Olivia Ford, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

September is suicide awareness month and, in conjunction with this awareness period, the SFU Counseling Center hosted a viewing of a documentary titled “It’s Real” on Sept. 18. “Our hope is that it helps to educate students, to help them dismiss the stigma surrounding mental health issues,”...

Blue Stockings Society hosts first masculinity panel

Blue Stockings Society hosts first masculinity panel

Isaiah Holbrook, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018

Co-president of Blue Stockings Society, Harry Olafsen, conducted a discussion panel on April 23 dealing with masculinity and its portrayal between both genders. Freshman occupational therapy and women’s studies major Sydney Missouri moderated this event. The panel featured several faculty members...

Preview: SFU’s PROOF cast details the process of the play

Preview: SFU’s PROOF cast details the process of the play

Isaiah Holbrook, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018

The cast of Saint Francis University’s upcoming play, 'Proof', describes the process of preparing for the final showings of the play. “It’s been great,” said freshman Biology major Jack Weidner. “There are only four people in the cast, so it’s really nice that we are producing [the play].” Lindsay...

SFU event discusses activism with focus on women, safety

Isaiah Holbrook, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

Blue Stockings Society hosted an event on Tuesday, Feb. 20, that focused on advocacy for women in relation to the college lifestyle. Argentina Bonilla, senior women’s studies and sociology major, and Lynne Banks, Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator, presented on ways in which students...

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