Communications Department Honors Video Challenge Winners

Communications Department Honors Video Challenge Winners

Matt Crawford, Contributing writer

February 1, 2016


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  The winners of SFU’s Department of Communications’ annual video contest were recognized on Jan. 19. Plaques, cash prizes and scholarship opportunities were presented to the winning high school students. The prize for first place was awarded to Windber High School students Eric Blasic,...

SFU to Host Sideline Cancer Chapter

SFU to Host Sideline Cancer Chapter

December 11, 2015


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JicTSuO5V0 The Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) student organization at SFU has announced a new initiative, with a more concentrated focus on cancer awareness and advocacy. This initiative includes bringing a Sideline Cancer chapter to the University, making Saint Francis...

Former Rusted Root Artist and SFU Faculty Member Crowd Funding for New Album

Former Rusted Root Artist and SFU Faculty Member Crowd Funding for New Album

Emma O'Hara, Contributing Writer

December 1, 2015


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SFU fine arts faculty member Jim Donovan - the former drummer of the multi-platinum touring band Rusted Root - has returned to the studio after 14 years and is releasing a new album. The album, Sun King Warriors, is a mix of groove-rock and Americana with “two tons of drums.” It will be relea...

Psychology Club Students Learn Animal-Training Techniques at Pittsburgh Zoo

Psychology Club Students Learn Animal-Training Techniques at Pittsburgh Zoo

Dominick Palguta, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2015


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Students from SFU’s Psychology Club visited the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium on Nov. 12, receiving a behind-the-scenes tour of the park, while also gaining some hands-on training and conditioning opportunities. Mo, one of the zoo’s employees, educated the psychology students on a number of...

Ambialet Students Startled But Safe

Ambialet Students Startled But Safe

Emma O'Hara, Contributing Writer

November 17, 2015


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Paris became the center of global attention last Friday following the latest incident of mass terrorism. At least 129 people were killed and more than 300 people injured in Paris. The deadly attack took place at the Bataclan Concert Hall, where gunmen killed at least 89 people who were attending a...

BandBlast on Horizon

BandBlast on Horizon

Angel Creek, Contributing Writer

November 17, 2015


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SFU’s annual BandBlast will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2:30 pm in JFK Auditorium. The concert is free to attend, but donations will be accepted.  All proceeds from the concert go to helping purchase musical instruments for inner-city children wanting to join their school band programs. "I...

Father Malachi Delivers State-of-the-University Address

Father Malachi Delivers State-of-the-University Address

Christi Villareale, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2015


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYmQe6oMJVw Father Malachi delivered this semester’s “State-of-the-University” address Nov. 12 at JFK Auditorium. The purpose of the event is to keep faculty, staff and students updated on various SFU projects and initiatives. Father Malachi told those in attendance...

Awareness Key in Beating Breast Cancer

Awareness Key in Beating Breast Cancer

Emma Catalano, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2015


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October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and what better way to show support than tie-dying shirts? Sophomore marketing major Syd Petro organized a CES event Oct. 29 that helped to raise awareness. Petro lost an aunt to Stage 4 breast cancer and has another aunt that survived – she has been...

Center for Service and Learning Created as Part of ‘Francis 2020’

Center for Service and Learning Created as Part of ‘Francis 2020’

Alexis Barrau, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2015


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An ophthalmologist’s goal is to help his or her patient achieve 20/20 vision. The concept of 20/20 vision calls to mind the words “clear” and sharp.” SFU’s current strategic plan to meet the University’s mission is called Francis 2020: A Clear Vision for Saint Francis University. This...

Counseling Center Hosts Suicide Prevention Session

Counseling Center Hosts Suicide Prevention Session

Isaiah Holbrook, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2015


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Students were given tips on how to spot the warning signs of a person who is suicidal at a ”QPR” Gatekeeper Training session on Oct. 26 The event was sponsored by SFU’s Counseling Center. “We know that, from statistics and research, that suicide is the second leading cause of deaths for...

Invest-In-Success Competition on Horizon

Invest-In-Success Competition on Horizon

Angel Creek, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2015


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Invest in Success, an entrepreneurial competition for students, will he held Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in DiSepio 213. Based on the popular TV show Shark Tank, SFU students will have the opportunity to pitch business ideas to a panel of judges, who may then award up to $2,000 to help them launch their en...

Psychology Club Hosts Film Viewing, Discusses Mental Health Issues

Psychology Club Hosts Film Viewing, Discusses Mental Health Issues

Matt Conrad, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2015


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The Silver Linings Playbook, an Academy Award-winning film starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, portrays a man’s struggles to adjust to life after a stay in a mental institution. The film was screened and then discussed by a group of students and faculty at an event hosted by SFU’s ...

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