Coyne Hired To Lead Lacrosse Team

Coyne Hired To Lead Lacrosse Team

Raegan Woolwine, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Tracy Coyne has been hired as the women’s lacrosse team’s new head coach. Coyne has coached lacrosse for 29 years. During 15 years as the head coach at Notre Dame, she turned a club team into a Division I household name. She led the Irish to six NCAA tournaments and a Big East Conference Champi...

Still Time to Sign Up to Study Abroad in Ambialet in Spring 2020

Still Time to Sign Up to Study Abroad in Ambialet in Spring 2020

Damian Runk, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

If you are thinking about studying abroad next semester at SFU’s campus in Ambialet, France, Steve LoRusso, a professor of Exercise Physiology who taught there last semester, encourages you to just do it. LoRusso and the other members of last semester’s Ambialet group visited many different French...

Enactus Members Attend Fall Collaboration Summit in Pittsburgh

Enactus Members Attend Fall Collaboration Summit in Pittsburgh

Hunter Longenecker, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

SFU Enactus members attended the 2019 Enactus Fall Collaboration Summit on Oct. 5 at the University of Pittsburgh. The goal of the event is for Enactus members to evaluate projects, network, attend a career fair, and collaborate with other teams. At the first of four sessions, Enactus representative...

SFU Community Honors Lives of Those Lost

SFU Community Honors Lives of Those Lost

Marina Misitano, Editor

October 2, 2019

A candlelight vigil was held on the mall Sept. 25 to celebrate and honor the lives of three students who died earlier this year: Nick Cumer, Liv Juliana and Bryan Smeltzer. Nick was an Exercise Physiology/Cancer Care student and former graduate assistant for the marching band. He was killed in the ...

Students Strive to Reach Every Door

Students Strive to Reach Every Door

Marina Misitano, Editor

October 2, 2019

The University celebrated Reaching Every Door (RED) Day on Oct. 1. This is an annual event during which groups from all over campus participate in various community service events at different locations. Classes are under a compressed schedule each RED Day in order to free up time for students and facult...

Enactus Hosts Final Lobsterfest

Enactus Hosts Final Lobsterfest

Hunter Longenecker, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Enactus students participated in the final “Lobsterfest for MS” event on Sept. 27 at the Bavarian Aid Society in Altoona.  The event raises money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through the sale of raffle tickets and an auction.  This fall’s Lobsterfest for MS was the 20th and...

Students Like Being Able to Swipe at Frankie’s Campus Club

Students Like Being Able to Swipe at Frankie’s Campus Club

Mamie Kyle, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

With the renovations to Frankie’s over the summer came the decision to make some changes to dining plan options, specifically the use of meal swipes and flex cash. Before this semester, meal swipes could only be used at Torvian, while flex cash was accepted at Frankie’s, Adamucci Café and Padua ...

Planting More Than a Seed

Planting More Than a Seed

Dasha Kirby, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Students and faculty are taking therapeutic gardening to the Cambria Care Center in Ebensburg this semester. The program’s goal is to promote social, mental and physical wellness.  “Exercise is medicine,” said Rosemary Bertocci, a Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies who came up with the i...

CSOR Secures Grant That Will Help Veterans

CSOR Secures Grant That Will Help Veterans

Morgan Flack, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) has been awarded a million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.  The Veterans Accelerated Learning Program Grant is a three-year project intended to help veterans earn occupational licenses. Congressman Glenn Thompson of ...

Dogs and Students Learn Together

Dogs and Students Learn Together

Dasha Kirby, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

The Canine Learning and Behavior Psychology course offered at SFU gives students the opportunity to learn about psychology with dogs. The course, which is taught by Assistant Professor of Psychology Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg, is not for someone who wants an easy class playing with dogs. According...

Renovations Completed at Stokes Center

Renovations Completed at Stokes Center

Phee Allen, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The DeGol Arena in the Maurice Stokes Athletics Center underwent renovations this past summer and has a new look entering the 2019-20 academic year. According to A.J. Anderson, Assistant Director of Athletics for Facilities and Operations, the cost of the renovations was around $1 million.  Th...

Three New Head Coaches Join Athletics Staff

Three New Head Coaches Join Athletics Staff

Hunter Becker, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The Athletics Department has hired three new head coaches entering the 2019-20 academic year: Keila Whittington (women’s basketball), Ellie Davis (women’s soccer) and Phil Hurley (swimming).  The women’s basketball team finished 16-17 last season and advanced to the NEC championship game u...

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