Villarrial Becomes Winningest Coach in SFU Football History

Villarrial Becomes Winningest Coach in SFU Football History

Jason Brown

January 31, 2020

Head football coach Chris Villarrial is now the all-time winningest coach in the program’s history with 46 victories after his team defeated Delaware State, 35-21, in its final game of the 2019 season. Villarrial passed former Red Flash head football coach and athletics director Art Martynuska, w...

Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Participate in March on Mountain

Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Participate in March on Mountain

Marina Misitano, Editor

January 31, 2020

The seventh annual “March on the Mountain” was held on the campus mall on Jan. 22. March on the Mountain gives people the opportunity to unite in prayer, proclaim the sanctity of human life, and advocate collectively for pro-life values. The event was sponsored by Campus Ministry. “It was a wonde...

Director of Center for Fine Arts Lands Role in Netflix Film

Director of Center for Fine Arts Lands Role in Netflix Film

Damian Runk, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Dan Atwood, the director of the University’s Center for Fine Arts and a professional freelance actor, has scored a background role in an upcoming Netflix movie titled Sweet Girl.  The film stars Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones and Aquaman) and Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei. Atwood described the film as a ...

Athletics Hall of Fame in Stokes Center Being Relocated to First Floor

Athletics Hall of Fame in Stokes Center Being Relocated to First Floor

Yosuke Sugano, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

The Athletics Hall of Fame in the Stokes Center is being moved from the Stokes-Twyman Room to a hallway in the main lobby area. “Plaques were upstairs in the Stokes-Twyman Room,” said Senior Associate Director of Athletics Jim Brazill. “With the exception of students, no one really saw them...

McNally Named Assistant Coach for Lacrosse Team

McNally Named Assistant Coach for Lacrosse Team

Raegan Woolwine, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Amy McNally has been named an assistant coach for the lacrosse program. McNally played lacrosse at Niagara University before graduating with a degree in Education and a specialization in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).  “I wanted a coach who would be a good fit for Saint...

Communications Alumnus Raises More than $8,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Communications Alumnus Raises More than $8,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

January 17, 2020

Matt Crawford, a graduate of the University’s Communications Program, hosted a charity webstream on campus last month that raised $8,491 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Crawford, a 2017 graduate and popular YouTuber with 466,000 subscribers, hosted the eight-hour charity webstream at...

March-of-Dimes Event a Success

March-of-Dimes Event a Success

Hunter Longenecker, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Enactus members volunteered for the annual March of Dimes Chefs Auction at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona last month. The benefit helps raise money for the March of Dimes through auctions.  March of Dimes works to improve the health of mothers and babies through medical research, ...

SGA Executive Board Election Winners Excited to Begin Their Terms

SGA Executive Board Election Winners Excited to Begin Their Terms

Hunter Longenecker, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board election results were announced on Nov. 6.  The winners of the election include Randee McGee (President), Alex Kiepert (Executive Vice President), Jessica Woods (Vice President of Communications) and Nicholas Mauro (Parliamentarian).  The elec...

Anonymous Donor Provides Money for Driving Range at Immergrun

Anonymous Donor Provides Money for Driving Range at Immergrun

Mamie Kyle, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

An anonymous donor has pledged $200,000 for the establishment of a driving range at Immergrun Golf Course. Immergrun is home to the Red Flash men’s and women’s golf teams. The donor has requested that the range be named the “Father Ronald Bodenschatz, T.O.R., Driving Range.” “It re...

Trustees Visit Campus for Meetings

Trustees Visit Campus for Meetings

Rebekah Finafrock, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

The University’s Board of Trustees visited campus a few weeks ago for their annual meeting.  The trustees were on campus for three days, during which they discussed various topics and welcomed three new members to the Board: Rev. Jonathan St. Andre, T.O.R., Rev. Gregory Plow, T.O.R. and Rev. Vincent Y...

Nursing Program’s Pass Rate on Licensure Exam Perfect for Fifth Straight Year

Nursing Program’s Pass Rate on Licensure Exam Perfect for Fifth Straight Year

Rebekah Finafrock, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

SFU’s Nursing Program is tied for number one in the nation for the fifth year in a row after achieving a 100-percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).  RNcareers.org ranked over 900 college and university nursing programs and Saint Francis tied with 12 other s...

FASFA Season is Upon Us

FASFA Season is Upon Us

Hunter Longenecker, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

The 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form launched on Oct. 1 on the www.fafsa.gov website. Students should complete the FAFSA form to ensure that their financial aid and Pennsylvania State Grant are renewed and ready for the 2020-21 academic year. The FAFSA may be complete...

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