Sign Jam Opportunity for Deaf, Hearing Communities to ‘Come Together’

Sign Jam Opportunity for Deaf, Hearing Communities to ‘Come Together’

Matt Fraley, Contributing Writer
November 2
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Sign Jam, an annual event that allows students to learn more about American Sign Language (ASL), was held Oct. 15 in the Stokes Center’s auxiliary gym. Rodney Watson, the co-creator of Sign Jam, taught students who attended the event how to sign and dance to Michael Jackson’s “Xscape.”  ... Read more »

Reaching Every Door a Way of Saying Thank You

Reaching Every Door a Way of Saying Thank You

Milton Joyner and Office of Marketing and Public Relations, Contributing Writer
October 14
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Nearly 400 people affiliated with the University participated in Reaching Every Door (R.E.D.) activities on Oct. 7, helping out people in the community with various projects. R.E.D. is a day of service in which SFU students, faculty and staff members go into local communities to show their appreciation... Read more »

“Dancing with the Stars” Scheduled for Oct. 23 and 30

“Dancing with the Stars” Scheduled  for Oct. 23 and 30

Angel Creek, Contributing Writer
October 13
Filed under Campus Life

“Dancing with the Stars” is scheduled for Oct. 23 and 30 at 8 p.m. in JFK Auditorium. DWTS is an annual competition sponsored by the SFU Dance Club and the Student Activities Organization. According to Dance Club president Shelby Baker, members of the Dance Club find partners who are either... Read more »

Campus “Wired” for Homecoming

Campus “Wired” for Homecoming

Christi Villareale, Contributing Writer
October 13
Filed under Campus Life

Fliers are circulating campus and dates are marked on SFU alumni’s calendars. Homecoming Weekend, scheduled for Oct. 29-31, is almost upon us. A kickoff party will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in JFK with several giveaways. There will also be music by Todd Carey and a food truck outside... Read more »

“Art Garage” Open for Business

“Art Garage” Open for Business

Emma O'Hara, Contributing Writer
October 9
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

The grand opening of the new home of the University’s Fine Arts Department was conducted Sept. 29 with a celebration of music, art and camaraderie. “We are ecstatic to have expanded the available space for hands-on arts engagement at Saint Francis,” said Jim Donovan, as assistant professor of... Read more »

2015 Family Weekend Wrap-Up

2015 Family Weekend Wrap-Up

Christi Villareale, Contributing Writer
September 28
Filed under Campus Life

This past weekend, the JFK Student Center, along with the rest of campus, was packed full of parents, siblings and grandparents. This can only mean one thing: it must have been Family Weekend. On Friday afternoon, the men’s soccer team opened the weekend’s long slate of events with a 1-0 victory... Read more »

SFU Celebrates Diversity During Multicultural Festival

SFU Celebrates Diversity During Multicultural Festival

September 24
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INsJZ2gxME4 Saint Francis students, faculty and staff celebrated Multicultural Week, Sept. 13-18. The week-long event, hosted by the School of Arts and Letters, culminated with the third annual Multicultural Festival on the campus mall on Sept. 18. The week of activities... Read more »

Understanding Peer Ministry

Understanding Peer Ministry

Matt Fraley, Contributing Writer
September 15
Filed under Campus Life

Peer ministry is an outreach program that places students of faith in residence halls to be available to fellow students. “Peer ministers are ‘spiritual ambassadors’ that are to go to where their peers are mentally, physically and spiritually,” said Paul Girardi, SFU’s Associate Director... Read more »

Anime Anonymous Explores Japanese Animation

Anime Anonymous Explores Japanese Animation

Matt Crawford, Contributing Writer
September 15
Filed under Campus Life, Visual Arts

Anime Anonymous is a student-run organization that explores Japanese film and television animation. “The goal of the club is to not just watch anime,” said Katie Sheperd, who serves as vice president of Anime Anonymous, “but to bring the concept of Japanese culture to the University.” In... Read more »

Newly Formed Organization Reaches Out to SFU Vets

Newly Formed Organization Reaches Out to SFU Vets

Matt Conrad, Contributing Writer
September 15
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Veterans of the U.S. military are a growing presence at Saint Francis and this growth has led to the creation of a new campus organization. There are currently 47 SFU students utilizing some form of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits according to Laura Papcunik, Associate Director... Read more »

Literary Club Welcomes New Members

Literary Club Welcomes New Members

Isaiah Holbrook, Contributing Writer
September 14
Filed under Campus Life

Saint Francis’ Literary Club is gearing up for the 2014-15 academic year and its adviser and members are looking to get the word out about the club to freshman students and others who might not know much about it. “The club has a lot to offer students,” said Lauri Chose, an associate professor... Read more »

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