Spring Break Means Service for Volunteer Group

Spring Break Means Service for Volunteer Group

Brandon Behe, Contributing Writer
March 1, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

A number of Saint Francis students are spending their spring break providing medical and social services to disadvantaged residents of Jamaica. The Helping the Underprivileged by Giving our Service (HUGS) group, which consists of 24 students and three faculty members, is providing medical care for...

Guitarist Captures SFU’s Got Talent Crown

Guitarist Captures SFU’s Got Talent Crown

Angel Creek, Contributing Writer
March 1, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

After four consecutive Fridays of intense competition, “SFU’s Got Talent” crowned its champion Feb. 19 at JFK Auditorium. Andrew Garcia, a rock-and-roll guitarist, wowed the audience and earned the most votes for his two performances of the night. In his second act, Garcia brought back-up...

SFU Band Conducts Sweet Frog Fundraiser

Christi Villareale, Contributing Writer
February 24, 2016
Filed under Campus Life

The SFU Bands held a fundraiser at the Sweet Frog in Altoona on Feb. 20. The fundraiser was for the String Theory School in Philadelphia, which iis looking to expand its program and is in need of more equipment for its students. Guest instructor for SFU Bands, JoAnn Wieszczyk, currently works at the inne...

SAO Hosts Bongo Ball and Bubble Soccer Event

SAO Hosts Bongo Ball and Bubble Soccer Event

Rebecca Larkins, Contributing Writer
February 23, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

The Student Activities Organization (SAO) hosted a Bongo Ball and Bubble Soccer event Saturday in the Stokes Center’s Auxiliary Gym. Participants shot each other with potato guns and foam balls on one side of the gym.  On the other side, participants played soccer from inside inflatable bubbles....

American Sign Language Students Headed to Jamaica

Matt Crawford, Contributing Writer
February 23, 2016
Filed under Campus Life

"The kids are always the best part," said sophomore, strategic communications major Shelby Bowen. "They have such a simple outlook on life and they make it all worthwhile." Bowen is one of 14 students who will be participating in an immersion trip to Jamaica during SFU’s Spring Break Week. She ...

SFU to Host Blair County’s First Female Commissioner

Amanda Schiavo, Troubadour editor and contributing writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, Uncategorized

The SFU Center for the Study of Government and Law will welcome Blair County’s first female commissioner, Donna Gority, to campus on March 9. The event will take place at 6 p.m. in DiSepio 214 and is part of SFU’s celebration of Women's History Month. Gority’s address is titled "My Life and...

Library Exhibit to Explore Native Peoples’ Experience

Library Exhibit to Explore Native Peoples’ Experience

Matt Conrad, Contributing Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

An upcoming library exhibit will look to bring a greater awareness of Native American life and health to the Saint Francis community. Native Voices: Native People’s Concepts of Health and Illness is a traveling multimedia exhibit developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine in partnership wi...

How to Stay Safe this Winter

How to Stay Safe this Winter

Brandon Behe, Contributing writer
February 1, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

For those of you who were expecting the mild winter to continue into the semester, it is time to let it go.Winter weather has returned to Loretto with an icy vengeance. Just two weeks into the new semester, we’ve seen temperatures drop below freezing on multiple occasions, followed by what could p...

Students and Community Members Join in Annual March Against Abortion

Students and Community Members Join in Annual March Against Abortion

Emma Catalano, Contributing Writer
February 1, 2016
Filed under Campus Life

More than 200 people participated in the March for Life on campus on Jan. 22, coinciding with the annual anti-abortion march in Washington, D.C.   The march is held every Jan. 22 in protest of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court, which legalized abortion in the United States. ...

What Talent Will 2016 Bring to SFU?

What Talent Will 2016 Bring to SFU?

Christi Villareale, Contributing Writer
January 29, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

A new year means new goals. New goals mean learning new hobbies, or perfecting old ones. Hobbies, with enough time and initiative, can become talents. And that is exactly what SFU’s Student Activities Organization (SAO) is looking for at the start of the new year: talent. Every spring semester,...

SFU to Host March for Life on Campus

SFU to Host March for Life on Campus

Emma Catalano, Contributing Writer
November 30, 2015
Filed under Campus Life

This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade court decision in 1973. Norma McCorvey - better known as “Jane Roe” – said she was raped and sought an abortion in Texas. Texas district attorney Henry Wade argued that all abortions should be legal in the United States and he pre...

SFU Hosts 22nd Annual Science Day

SFU Hosts 22nd Annual Science Day

November 30, 2015
Filed under Campus Life

More than 500 students and 49 teachers from 31 area high schools participated in the 22nd annual Science Day held at SFU on Nov. 24.  Science Day is coordinated by the University’s School of Sciences and Science Outreach Center. The students attended presentations by Saint Francis faculty, students...

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