Project Purple again takes aim at substance abuse

Project Purple again takes aim at substance abuse

Maria Kline
February 12, 2015
Filed under Campus Life

Project Purple, a week-long event to raise awareness for substance abuse, took place on campus from Monday, January 27 to Friday, January 31. The week was full of events that included student involvement in signing pledges, three guest speakers who spoke about their lives as addicts, and Purple Day where everyone on campus was t...

Environmental film series raises awareness

Mason Weir, Reporter
December 1, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

SFU students have been given the opportunity to learn more about issues regarding fossil fuel production and consumption, as well as the importance of nurturing a healthy planet, in an environmental film series organized by professor of psychology Sara King. The films are meant to: emphasize recent...

Second go-round of SFU’s “Dancing With the Stars” a success

Cecelia MacDonald, Editor
December 1, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

After three rounds of intense performances, Irene Grysiak and Josh Luciew won this year’s “Dancing with the Stars” competition at Saint Francis. DWTS returned for a second time to campus after enormous success last year, drawing over 200 viewers each week. The event was hosted by the Dance...

Scheduling season arrives at SFU

Jordan Gorsuch, Reporter
November 24, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

Scheduling season began at Saint Francis on Nov. 10 with the usual trepidation and tumult, as students attempted to craft their desired spring schedules, with faculty advisers and staff in the Registrar’s Office assisting them in an effort to make the process as stress-free as possible. “First...

New dining options announced at Town Hall

Danielle Gryckiewicz, Assistant Editor
November 20, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

The Student Government Association (SGA) announced the possibility of new dining options at their annual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday November 12, 2014. Looking into the future SGA hopes to improve student meal plans by possibility creating a roll over plan; whatever meals you don’t use will carry...

Homecoming preview

Danielle Gryckiewicz, Campus Life Editor
October 28, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

It’s that time of the year again: Homecoming. Many great events will take place during this year’s Homecoming. The event will kick off Thursday, October 30 and end Saturday, November 1. Homecoming’s kickoff party will be Wednesday, October 29 in JFK lounge from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Thursday...

Batman scheduled to appear on campus

Danielle Gryckiewicz, Campus Life Editor
October 27, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

Saint Francis University is excited to announce Batflash Week.  Batflash 2014 is coming to Loretto on November 7, 2014. The event will feature real world Batman, Lenny B. Robinson. Robinson was a wealthy man who decided to dress up in a $5,000 dollar Batman costume and visit children with life threatening...

Rampersad works hard to ensure success of multicultural day

Matt Crawford, Reporter
October 15, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

Natalie Rampersad is a long way from home and she appreciates the opportunity to celebrate some of her country’s traditions. So much so that she has taken the lead role in organizing SFU’s annual Multicultural Day, which was celebrated on the mall on Sept. 26. A junior biology and pre-pharmacy...

Simulation raises awareness about poverty

Janiece Morton, Reporter
October 8, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

Participants of a simulation had the opportunity to walk in the shoes of someone living in poverty. Paula Craw, SFU’s Director of Service Learning, first brought the simulation to the University in January. Craw participated in a poverty simulation in Johnstown and belongs to a “poverty network”...

Famous YouTube blogger attends SFU

Danielle Gryckiewicz, Campus Life Editor
October 3, 2014
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Saint Francis University’s student body includes one famous YouTube blogger Matthew Crawford. To many he isn’t known as Matthew Crawford, but instead Tekking101, which is his famous YouTube Channel. Crawford’s YouTube Channel is reviews of chapters of particular comic book series. He releases...

Join “Reaching Every Door” in serving the community

Leah Kessler, Reporter
September 30, 2014
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Reaching Every Door’s (RED) annual day of service is scheduled for Oct. 1. Students of all years and majors can register online at Orgsync.com. RED is now led by the Gamma Sigma Sigma service sorority. “The purpose of RED is so that students here at Saint Francis can go out and make an impact...

Levitin to speak as part of Zanzuccki Lecture Series

Mason Weir, Reporter
September 28, 2014
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Saint Francis’ School of Business will welcome neuroscientist and bestselling author Daniel Levitin to JFK Auditorium on Oct. 2 as part of the Dr. Albert A. Zanzuccki Endowed Chair in the School of Business Distinguished Lecture Series. His presentation, titled “Leadership and Value in the Age...

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